Open Debate: Patriots Game

Journalists around town are describing tomorrow's showdown with the Patriots in a variety of ways.  Some are calling it a potential Super Bowl preview.  Some are calling it a litmus test for the Bears - qualifying their potential for a lengthy postseason run.  Some are calling it a game to be survived in the harshest conditions imaginable.  Some are calling it a somewhat irrelevant non-conference game, holding little weight in the tiebreaker scenario.  (The third tiebreaker for a division title is common opponents so this game will actually mean more for the NFC North race than the Bears loss to the Seahawks.)

My theory is simple.  Tomorrow is a ballgame between two of the best teams in football.  If the Bears win they are all but assured a trip to the postseason.  Tomorrow is the kind of day where we'll find out how tough are club is.  If the can run it when they have to and the opponent knows they want to.  If they can refrain from the big mistake when any mistake might lead to the one play that changes the game.  If the defense can stop one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, consistently, for sixty minutes.  If our special teams are truly special.
How do you define tomorrow's game against the New England Patriots?  What are your possible scenarios for an outcome?

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  • I predict a slippery field and a fun game to watch!!

  • Going to be nerve wracking game. Would love to see another Eagles game.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1, MB, I hear you loud and clear.

    My well-established pessimism only allows me to root for a win, not predict one.

    I really have nothing against Brady but I soooo hate Belicheat. No argument that he is a damn good coach, he's starting, or at least playing a lot, something like 8 rookies. No mean feat. The fact he felt that being a damn good coach wasn't enough and he cheated for an edge is truly a character flaw. I've saidit before and i say it again: Goodell dropped the ball on the cheating scandal. He should have made an example of Bill Belichek and BANISHED his arrogant butt for a year and then held a press conference to say:

    "THIS is how we handle cheating in the NFL. Zero tolerance.
    Cheat and I will hurt you. Cheat twice and you will be looking for another career."

    Pete Rozelle gave then-stars Paul Hornung and Alex Karras the 1963 season for betting on games. Belichek's situation was just as, or even more, aggregious.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Rozelle gave those guys the '63 season OFF, is what I meant to say.

  • I'll second enderwiggin and MB, plus add the following:

    As long as we keep the game close, the Bears will win. If we let Tom Terriffic get too far out ahead, all will be lost and I will be really bummed.

    I feel really good about this game and predict a win. GO BEARS!!!

  • Win or lose, I think tomorrow's game is a successor to the Philly game. Nationally, fans and media are still unsure how seriously to take these Bears. Seeing them play against NE, a team that's still fresh in everyone's minds after the beatdown the put on the Jets last week, will be a measuring stick for these Bears.

    Get trounced and there will be questions about how good the team really is. Play well in defeat, and maybe gain some respect. Win, and get thrust right into the Super Bowl talk.

    In some ways, you couldn't ask for a better four games to close out the season. The opportunity to prove your mettle against the other conference's best teams (at home). The opportunity to bury a rival and send them spiraling into mediocrity. And then the opportunity to establish yourself as the class of your conference by beating another division rival in their house.

  • What does this game mean? Simple. The Bears showed us they are a legitimate playoff team when they beat the Eagles. They can show us they are a legitimate Superbowl team if they beat the Patriots.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Ill toast to that! good point my friend

  • An instant classic.

    And, as someone who predicted an 11-5 season nearly four months ago, they will be "who we thought they were".

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I believe they are who we thought they were, Mike! I am so ready for some football in a blizzard.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    This is one of those storms that every weather forecaster is seeing id different. One constant, wind chill below zero and very windy conditions.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I dont know how we can possibly win this game.All i have been hearing all week from the experts like Hub Arkush Is that Belicheck is a "genius". We cant possibly keep up with with this omnipotent football wizard.

    Fuck that. The game is won or lost on the field. This wonderkind of the N.F.L. got his ass kicked in his last S.B. as 14 point favorite. He lost to the Cleveland Skidmarks this year.

    The Pats defense sucks,we win 24-10.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nothing really matters but securing a playoff spot at this point. A win means we're almost there, a loss means a missed opportunity and a tougher road to the postseason. That's it.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    A win absolutelyturns up the heat on Green Bay who would then have to go TO Foxboro and face an angry bunch of Patriots comming off of a loss.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Predict?

    PAIN.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJnKm6ftPu0&feature=related

  • In reply to Shady:

    Bundle up Shady! The forecast is BRUTAL!!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Clubber Lang was my favorite Rocky opponent by far. No offense to Drago.

  • In reply to Church:

    "Ah piddy da fool!"

  • In reply to Church:

    Drago was gay. When he said he'd 'break' Rocky he meant something else.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Lovie and co will do everything they can to make this a Field Position game, and Bellicheck will be forced to comply because of the weather.

    Special Teams will be the force multiplier.

    Robbie Gould, meet glory.

    Bears Win 19 - 13

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    It would be really something if Robbie won it for the Bears. The Pats really showed him love...

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Either of these two scenarios will play out. We start our first drive out miserably like we normally do and allow the Pats to score a TD with ease...all hell breaks loose, all bets are off. Cutler tries to do too much and regresses. The defense spends all day out on the field, someone key gets hurt and Bears fans go ballistic.
    Alternatively we use balance and smarts on both sides of the ball to finish the first half within 4 points (ahead or behind doesn't matter). Special teams and defense put it away in the second half Bears win by a touchdown (27-20).
    I don't see the Bears winning a blowout, but if they do someone somewhere will make excuses for the Patriot miscues and the Bears dumb luck (I'm thinking of you Wrigley). Football Outsiders writes a column explaining why DVOA isn't broken and Colin Cowherd will weep into his tiny hands over his man crush Tom Brady.
    Bear Down!

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Hey BuckBear, where the fuck did you come from?

    Just bust out onto the scene without as much as a fucking hello, nice to meet you all huh?

    THAT'S how you fucking do it friend... right under the radar without any apology or greeting, just add value from post one. Well done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hes been here for a couple threads. MB where the fuck you been?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I didn't mean that post Fres. I mean recently... i.e., last couple threads.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I saw this blog by chance last year. I loved it and then promptly forgot where I found it. This time (3 or 4 weeks ago) I made sure I joined and started adding to this great community. I only have a couple Bear fan friends here in Ohio, so you guys are stuck with me. I absolutely love the vibe here and can't wait until I earn some cred.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    or

    belichick goes for it on 4th and 2 from his 3 yard line (I know this is impossible)
    brian undoes brady
    where all the writers at

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Belicheat ALWAYS goes for it on 4th and short.

  • In reply to Shady:

    4 yard loss with Pep and 8-ball Adams on top of the random fool holding the ball.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Dear Santa,

    I know it's a little early, but all I want for Christmas is a Bears win over the Patriots. Double-digits would be nice but I'm not that picky.

    By the way, did you know that Bill Belicheck doesn't believe in you? I'm sure if you check the "Naughty" list you'll find his name there in bold letters.

    Your friend,

    Albert In Tucson

    PS: How are Hardrock, Coco and Joe and all the reindeer?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Classic Al..one of my favs from growing up. By the way I hit......damn..can't remember how old I am today. Well, maybe that's a good thing. Old enough to know better but still young enough to play the ga.....well maybe not.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    Here ya go:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5Ohgl7eTM

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yo MB, What time is St. Pierre's ass-whoopin on Kothcek scheduled for? I'm watching on this link now.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Koscheck getting fucking worked huh Crown. Just brutal.

    I displike GSP, guy is such a tremendous douchem but great athlete and fighter. Kos is just a dick.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kos is from Fresno. I guess we are all dicks

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Sorry I've been away. I have my kids this weekend, they are 5 and 8 - and I took them all day to MagicQuest at Yorkfield. Kind of stupid, and not cheap, but they had fun.

    Oh, and Weathers as Creed is the best Rocky opponent. He took everything great about Ali and filtered it through a prism and made you believe his greatness.

    I remember Gerry Cooney after the Rocky movies and the demonization of Larry Holmes. Holmes talks about it in the Ali documentary. It was sad, and stupid that Rocky was used as a mirror back into real life with a race overtone. Cooney made the cover of Time, the stupid hack.

    I'm going to see "The Fighter". Being Irish southside makes me a sucker for Boston Irish movies, even if I have to sit through Ben Affleck.

    I am looking at the radar:

    http://www.wunderground.com/radar/mixedcomposite.asp?region=a4&size=2x&ID=LOT19

    Holy shit.

    It looks like my daughter's crayon drawings. The weather is going to be BRUTAL tomorrow.

    This could be one for the ages. Bundle up and keep the heat on, I smell a game for the ages approaching.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yep, it's gonna be an ugly one...better be wearin the "Long" spikes tomorrow...or snow shoes with studs.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    We need to see Chicago STUDS in Snoshoes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I liked Affleck in The Town. His brother Casey is 'wicked smahht' too.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yukon - Arctic Circle -
    BEARS WEATHER

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I don't know that I share the Blogfather's enthusiasm for tomorrow. We have the quintessential Chicago Bears stadium weather in the city, a matchup I can already hear NFL Films music being played over, a game where entire jersey numbers may be obscured by mud in the 4th quarter

    AND...

    we have a team built for Ford Field. Well, an OFFENSE built for Ford Field.

    But, we got it done against the Eagles. We have the cleats needed. Let's see if we can do it again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Clayton is the nerd's nerd over on the four letter, but he says the same thing:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&page=1stand10/10week14

    Most interesting thing is hearing Cutler take a shot at the field, calling it the worst in the NFL.

    Should be a hot topic tomorrow.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Clayton is the quintessential pseudo "insider".

    His wearing of his dwindling hair supply in a ponytail but being sure that said 'tail is never displayed on the air bespeaks a character flaw, no?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yo, game attendees!
    Have you booked a snowcat, snowmobile or DOGSLED
    to even GET to Soldier Field?

    Last I heard, the same storm that dumped 15 inches of snow on Minneapolis, made the Humpdome unsafe for habitation and diverted the Giants to K.C., still has a FOOT of the white stuff to deliver to Chicago. Tonight, our local weather guy said the precipitation will be "heaviest along the lakefront". You guys should probably already be on your way.

    Weatherman also said we'll probably hit 79 or 80 here tomorrow, but I plan to tough it out and make my way to the bar for the game anyway.

    Seriously, good luck to all planning to attend and safe travels.
    I do NOT envy you.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It will be cold and windy, but most of the snow will go to the Hoosiers.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Doc, finally got a chance to listen to your stuff..."Eat the Sun" was my favorite - I think it was the tightest, had the best energy and best interplay between the three of you. Just my opinion of course.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Did you order the CD?

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    That link on their youtube site didn't do anything?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    8:00 a.m. I just woke up, looked outside and not a flake of snow. I live about 30 minutes south of Soldier Field, which in this area doesnt always mean much. Often there is a foot of snow 30 minutes in another direction and not a flake where you stand. Anyway the forecast has been changed to maybe 2 to 4 inches of snow. As I write it has just started snowing in downtown Chicago. One constant, its gonna be cold. Shady, wear some long johns under those wings!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Question,How do you fix a flat Metrodome? The ugliest stadium in football down for the count.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Just like the Vikings, the roof falls in!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Maybe they will buy some Monkey Grip patch kits,and have her ready to roll by game time.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Damn, Jeff and Shady, I have been to a few games like you are attending today. Make a run for the bathroom on the TV timeouts - great way to warm up quickly....well, that and a hidden flask.

    Can't believe the cave-in in Minny. Just like the attention whore to get two Monday night games in a row.

    Today we will watch an amazing football game, my friends! I'm still calling the Bears to win it, either by Robbie or a killer defensive play - Peanut???

    BEAR DOWN EVERYBODY!!!!!

  • In reply to sjvl:

    With the win blowing the way it is, it will be.."challenge kicking" for Mr. Gould!!!!

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    With the wind at his back, I predict a 72-yarder today.

    Damn. Kickoff is so far away.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I'm starting to wonder what's going to happen with next week's MNF at the Dome. Doesn't sound like the roof is in good shape.
    Buckbear, we want the Giants to win the NFC East outright since they have a wildcard tiebreaker over us.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It would be nice if all the NFC East teams in contention would lose, so no wildcards come from there though. I'm just doing what the official Chicago Bears website says:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=7369

  • In reply to buckbear:

    If we win the NFC North, that probably assumes we go 2-2 at worst through the rest of the season, putting us at 11-5. Assuming the Giants beat the Vikes, they would have to go 2-1 or better AT Lambeau, AT Washington, and at home versus the Eagles. I don't think that's going to happen.
    If we go 3-1 or better, it's a moot point; no way do the Giants sweep the rest of their schedule.
    Worst case scenario is that the Giants lose their division and tie us in record.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    This happened before, and if I remember right it didn't take that long to get it back up. I remember the days it didnt take long to get it back up. (barely remember)

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Wouldn't we want Philly to win it because we've already beaten them and we'd get homefield against them?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    We don't want the Giants anywhere near a wildcard spot, and unless they win the NFC East outright, that's exactly what they're gunning for.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    We (and by we I mean me) NEVER EVER root for Philly. It's just not done.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Shady, leave the wings at home dude. With those winds you'll get blown out over Lake Michigan.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Go Lions!!! GB not looking so hot today. Awwwwwww.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Concussion for Rodgers. Come on Lions!

  • In reply to sjvl:

    we gotta get the D off the field... Give Brady time and we are TOAST

  • In reply to sjvl:

    that is too easy for the PATS... we need the PASS RUSH...

  • In reply to sjvl:

    We look like shit...total shit!!!!! We ain't gonna win this one unless everybody gets their heads out of their asses!

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Anything else we can do to give the Patriots the fucking game! I can see Lovie in the locker room now. Bet ya he ain't gonna be all calm and collected. That fumble was in Jay. Didn't tuck the ball!

  • In reply to sjvl:

    http://www.chicagoweathercenter.com/forecast/

    Winter storm hits! Arctic cold blasts into Chicago metro area. Highest temperatures occur early in the morning with readings falling into the teens in the afternoon. Lake-effect snows add to the 2-6-inch totals laid down overnight; a foot possible along the lake and up to 20 inches in northwest Indiana. Northerly winds 30 mph gusting to 50 mph during the afternoon....

  • In reply to Shady:

    I am so jealous of you right now Shady.

  • In reply to Shady:

    My patio doors are beginning to creak from the wind. What a game to watch from the warm living room.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Just woke up and went out on the deck for a smoke.....no additional snow ..but the winds are a whipping...radar shows snow over the whole area but the winds are so strong it'll blowing down and gonna dump in Alberts yard. Hehe

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Show of hands...

    How many of you play Angry Birds on your iPhone or computer?

    http://www.rovio.com/index.php?page=angry-birds

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Just got seasons. Android baby.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    shady or jeff, if you want to get a drink before the game tomorrow just send me your cell or email and i'll meet up with you. Crown, if you're going let me know and i will meet you for a drink. it's on.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    we're pregaming in the city, drop me your e-mail and i'll let you know where (assuming it's cool w/ jefe)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Good point on the music ... I can hear the NFL films chimes over the retrospective .. "On a cold, blustery Soldier field it was always going to be about the turnovers ... and there were many ..."

    This game is too close to call, certainly wouldn't put down the hard-earned on it. Last possession wins, so Bears 19-16.

    Brady is the man, but he can't win em all, let's hope the football Gods are still with us. If we win this one, the Fudgers can kiss my beehive if they think they can go to Foxboro and still win the division. No way we lose to Sanchize either. Vick was a pretty good test for us and we fairly manhandled them. I trust the sideline Yoda, Maranelli will give us the best chance to dampen Brady's hair. Enjoy the game boys and girls!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    In all of your honor, I'm going to light my den fire while I watch the game. It's going be 76 and not a cloud in the sky today here, but I just wanted to let you all know how much I'm willing to sacrific for you.

    Bear down!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Clearly you are a saint, MB. Such sacrifice is impressive. Don't get a sunburn...

    oh. lol.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Skys clearing and the sun is out...60 miles S/W of Chicago..for now..winds starting to switch to the N/W. Maybe we'll get lucky and miss the brunt of this one.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Looks like Giants and Minn playing in Detroit Mon nite. They might want to start heading there now cause the storm track is going that way, and the stretch between Valparaso and Kalamazoo in this weather is a real M.....F...er!!!!! Drove a semi through it for many years....

  • In reply to buckbear:

    http://atdhe.net/30368/watch-ufc-124-st-pierre-vs-koscheck-2

    Doc... common son. Let's inDOCtrinate (see how I did that?) you for a second time tonight. Common in, water's fine. Pick the cannuck.

    Canada... you supporting your countryman tonight? I love mimicing his speak, my buddy and I leave alternating messages on each other's phones as GSP and Koscheck. Yeah, it's a bit gay... but there's nothing wrong with that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b3QZ2F2Ktg&feature=related

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, I sense a certain amount of "defeatism" on our part, stuff like "if we give the Pats a good game and lose, I'm ok with that..." FUCK THAT. I'm not ok with losing, period. We could be playing the all time pro bowl team, and I still wouldn't settle for a "good loss"...what if the American Revolutionaries held that same mentality? I'm "in it to win it", screw style points - this isn't gymnastics. But this Man amongst Men said it best...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh9S1Hk975U&feature=player_detailpage

    Bear down Baby!

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    or if Cutler starts fucking up hopefully Martz does this to him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZJcAeJ8YRo&feature=related

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    GP, where are you man? Did Doc piss you off too? Come back man, Doc didn

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is it true Russell now at least 3 spins on the scale?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    at least Al

  • In reply to Shady:

    It's been raining here all day and it hasn't changed to snow yet. The soil will be waterlogged underneath the snow and the newly laid sod. The top layer may freeze but a few inches deeper it won't be frozen. The field might come up in sheets. I'm thinking we'll handle it better than them because we're used to it.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Prediction: it will be a one score victory either way because the Bears are playing.

    Conditions - irrelevant. Did everyone already forget about that Blizzard Bowl, Raiders v Pats (the infamous tuck rule)? Cutler and Brady have rocket arms, so while the long ball will be a non factor, the short ball should be there, then it's up to which WRs don't have stone hands cuz both qbs are gonna be drilling it.

    Short week, emotional let down, shitty field, away game - advantage Bears.

    Momentum, clutch QB, better coach, - advantage Pats.

    This is exactly what's gonna happen. The Pats are gonna move the ball with ease. In spite of protestations, the cbs are gonna play off, allowing their WRs to catch the slants and screens and hot reads, then rely on their tackling, stripping, and hard ass hitting to hold them to a fg or possibly turnover. It all comes down Bellichick's creativity vs Bears' D execution in the red zone.

    Bear's O will NOT move the ball with ease, or with any consistency, like always. One might point out that the Pat's D is ranked 30th (along those lines), but the Seahawks and Redskins D was equally horrendous, and we turned the ball over waay too much in those games. In fact, playing against lower ranked defenses may actually encourage Martz to go Martz Mad, which will spell trouble once again. However, our O will get big third down plays and move the ball, and unlike the Pats, score TDs here and there. Couple that with good field position from our SPteams (whether they kick it to Devin or not) ought to be close.

    It will be a tight playoff type game, with more than enough punts - but the wild cards are both Martz and Bellichick - they will not hesitate to call a trick play on 4rth and 5, which will make the game all that more gut churning.

    17-14 Bears, with Brady mounting a 2min game winning drive that just BARELY misses the mark (due to a wr drop, unnecessary penalty, or timely sack).

    Go BEARS!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Mostly just interested in how the team handles playing the Pats. Excited to watch this game because there will be so many dynamic match ups on the field. Cutler and Martz vs an eminently burnable but opportunistic secondary. Will Martz stay cool and balanced under pressure if Tom gets an early TD? Great Bears defense vs a very flexible Pats offense with a lot of momentum. How much will we be able to take away? Pats are quietly running the ball real well recently.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    that would be this guy. ^_^

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    umm I think that was me.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Jeff Shady you guys gonna be alright in that weather? fuck man good luck.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'm prepared like a fucking scout Fres.

  • In reply to Shady:

    lol. Have fun bro. Make a sign. "DBB YO WHAT UP!"

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Crown, for tomorrow:

    "Reality Breaks"
    ~A Haiku by the DBB

    Peter King so fat
    Bears spill blood on driven snow
    Don banks weeps softly

    ...or

    "Cold, Cold Uggs"
    ~A Haiku by the DBB

    Brady in his uggs
    Cold wind blows on Belichick
    SI shills eat crow

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Or shady... Shady, you rocking a DBB sign? I thought it less likely, but thought I'd throw it out anyway.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Love da blog and Cold Cold Uggs, but I can't hold up a sign all game. I'll be two busy throwing flying chest bumps out to my fellow bretheren. I will be wearing a crown their ass bears T signed by Skunk under my coat and fridge jersey.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Hopefully it's one of those games where you're like "Wow, I can't believe we're up three TDs halfway through the first quarter ... sweet."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like the Haikus - well done.

    If I'm bringing cardboard to the game it's going to be put under my boots. I'm not an attention whore. Just want to feel my toes.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ha. Fair enough.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Another reason for me to be pessimistic: My fantasy opponent this week has Welker in his lineup. I'll believe Brady won't spend all day finding Wes whenever he feels like it whan I see it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Oh shit, how could I forget 9 fantasy teams, just back from a visa run ... thanks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wow crown.

    btw, alves taking it to howard right now.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Damn it it was supposed to read:

    Beard is itchy and long
    But I still cheer them on
    Bears crush New England!

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    fucking iphone wtf!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I predict a game that will define who we are. Just as Jokey said. A superbowl contender or a playoff contender.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I thought you predicted 10-6? Sounds like prediction inflation to me.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Did I? Idk it was either 10-6 or 11-5. fuck it cause it wont be either one.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    I have four bills riding on an 11-5 record from back in August with a coworker.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Wow!

    Question. Is your pair made of BRASS or CAST IRON?

    THAT is putting your money where your mouth is, Posse.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Here's my 9/3 prediction from this very blog...
    MikeBrownhadaPosse said:
    "11-5 and we win first round playoff game vs...the Philadelphia Eagles, as sweet revenge for 2001.
    Posted on September 3, 2010 11:29 PM
    Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/da-bears-blog/2010/09/the-2010-chicago-bears-season.html#ixzz17sbO7IU2

    And that has a pretty good chance of happening, if I do say so myself.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    I sure hope Matty spend some time running through the tire drill this week...if we get the snow they're talking about with the wind and drifting..he's gonna need to do some high steppin man.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    It's official: Winter Storm Warning till 12am Monday for most of the upper Midwest, Northern Illinois..Northern Ind....Swell.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not just that but if we win this game. Imagine how much pressure this puts on the other teams in the NFC. I hope we win so Green Bay can finally shit themselves. Also if we do win this, then the Vikings games has trap game written all over it. Sorry Im starting to get ahead of myself. but anyways Just me 2 cents.

  • They are talking blizzard conditions around start time. Man what a game, played in a blizzard. Should be one entertaining game.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Murph, this weather system is looking like it's going straight for Chicago, or a little south. Either way, it is going to be brutal. I have a snow removal business about 160 miles NW of Chicago, and the conditions are horrendous. They recently upped us from 6-12" to 16-21", with massive blowing snow. All emergency services, along with many roads, have been shut down. I've shut my guys down til morning. It's pointless to work, because of all the drifting. It looks like a violent thunderstorm outside right now. Total whiteout.
    For those going to the game tomorrow, you better have the right gear on and know what that includes. Seriously watch your extremities, no joke. Your not moving. Good gloves and boots should be top priority, along with a windbreaker jacket.
    If this happens in Chicago tomorrow, I see a lot of empty seats.
    If this weather system holds true, there are going to be a lot of cold, wet players on the field. I wouldn't wish those conditions on anyone. Who wants it more?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    See? We shoulda sent Artoo. Nipples like fighter pilots thumbs and a cocktail sausage in his little red shorts ...

  • Doc, it's Apollo CREEEEEEEEEEEED!

  • Any given Sunday, right?

    Lets
    Go
    Bears.

  • Chihuahua SD?

  • Beard is itchy and long
    But I still cheer them on
    Bears crush the New England

  • haha now I almost choked on my meatloaf. (non gayness) lol

  • Under card started at 6 I believe.

    What movie? Driving Ms. Daisy? Sleepless in Seattle? Any one of the million of other cookie cutter tear jerking, chick flicks out there that our wives shamelessly force us to watch in the name of love, or chivalry, or some other shit.

    I hear you man, I do. As I type this, the wife is watching some flick with that horse-face hillary swank crying to the chick who took a sledge hammer to james caan's ankles.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're making me go there, MB...

    No chick flick is worse than the endless barrage of college basketball games. No way, no how.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ESPN has a sweet Tron-themed picture of Cutler and Brady on the main NFL page. In real news it seems as if the Dark Lord of the Sith's plans are complete. The roof of the Metrodome collapsed early this morning and now there is no telling where the Giants/Vikings game will be played. I know one thing for sure; the Giants better not get an extra home game out of this. We need the Vikes to prevail and push the Giants back in the playoff hunt. I say they play it in Lambeau!

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Nah. Play it in Soldier Field tomorrow night. The field conditions will be excellent.

  • hee hee

  • tu-chet

  • STOP PUTTING THE PUSSY ON A PEDASTAL. The Pats are very beatable. They have a young and inexperienced D that have been playing well above their heads for a stretch. Wilfork can cause some disruption, but is passed his peak. The loss of Spikes, their 2nd leading tackler, has the same impact losing Briggs or Lach for us. Merriweather, Chung and McCourty are playmakers, but aren't all-world. Their D-line in general hasn't gotten much pressure this year. Our D is one of the best in the league. We win on D.

    Specials-We win. Although we have to be careful with Tate on returns.

    Their o-line is their strength. They kept Brady's jersey clean versus a vicious LaBeau Pitt D. This is the type of game Pep must show that he was worth da big stacks. As long as Lach holds down the middle in coverage versus Grabowski, Branch is really the only WR that scares me.

    The game comes down to our D line versus what I think is the best o-line in the league.

    Butter will make a big play to cause a turnover. DJ Moore will have a pick 6. Melton will have 2 sacks.

    This is the antithesis of an irrelevant game we can afford to lose. This one might get us in to da dance. It gets us closer to home-field hopes, has possible tie-break implications w/i the division, can propel the teams confidence level to where they really know they can beat anyone, and helps us maintain a 1 game lead or go up 2 on da fudgers.

    I think we win by two possessions.

  • AKA, Carl Weathers, now of BUD LIGHT fame.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    For some reason, every time I see him now, I think of him playing the piano and singing "White Lace and Promises".

  • I saw all those Doc. Excellent. Let me know when you're coming.

    http://atdhe.net/30535/watch-ufc-124-st-pierre-vs-koscheck-2

    Alves vs. Jon Howard right now. Alves kicking his ass.

  • we win and I bet the snowy weather will immediately become THE factor in the outcome. Eat a dick in advance peter and don.

  • I was at the Bulls game last night, where D.Rose dismanteled Kobe, Phil and the crew. Lovie was there and they showed him on the jumbotron. The crowd gave him a huge ovation with many standing up (including myself). I was very happy the fans gave him some love. Even during his losing years, the Bears have been competitive and not too far from making the playoffs. He got us to the big dance. He's won multiple division titles. The players definitely love playing for him and see him as a leader, which is all you can ask for an head coach. The team likes fighting for him. All this with the most of the shit that Angelo has drafted with their early picks and on offense in general.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    You truely live a charmed life Crown. Very nice.

    We also want to hear the after-party stories about flowing crystal and high-priced call girls please.

    Irony: Love UP on the Jumbotron instead of just staring at it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There are some uncharmed parts, trust me. But, I do have good ticket sources. It's good to know family of family.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Looks like we'll be watching two Monday Night Football games this week.
    How about them apples?
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/12/11/giants.vikings.move.ap/index.html?eref=sihp

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That WAS to be the game we got in Tucson.

    Gives Narcissus another day to save his precious streak.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm betting we get Packers-Lions now instead.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The Weather Channel forecast 11 hours before game time. 27 degrees. 30 MPH winds out of the northwest. 90% chance of snow.

    Bundle up guys. 27 isn't that cold, until you add whatever a 30 mph wind adds to the wind chill, and the snow is coming down sideways.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    How we as fans define the game is interesting, but what is more interesting is how do the players define it. Our players.

    A lot has been said about how the Bears don't get any respect and the team plays better when the media doesn't give them a chance. We've heard Urlacher and others say they don't care what anyone says about their chances. That's bullshit. They care a lot. This game means a great deal to these guys. Knocking off the Pats will be an undeniable statement that the Chicago Bears are for real. Yes, there will be excuses about the field and whatnot by the Brady apologists, but that won't mean shit. Everyone who knows anything about football will finally give the Bears the respect they deserve. No amount of 4 letter network bullshit will be able to change that. Our guys want this one. They want it bad.

    The Pats? I know this game does not mean as much to them, but more importantly, I expect they are looking past this game. Taking it for granted. Be cause "everyone knows" the Bears aren't as good as their record. Right?

    Bear Down Chicago Bears!

  • In reply to mikev:

    More than a statement if we beat them - to be the best you've got to beat the best. I can't wait. Literally. Four hours sleep and then watch the game in bed. Sweet. I hope.

  • In reply to mikev:

    I'm watching NFL countdown and they went to this cute field reporter at Soldier Field - and she showed the field crew shoveling. As soon as they clear the swirling wind blows it right back. It looks like a white dust bowl in there.

    Winds at game time could approach 50mph.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    There is no end, is there?

  • Wait till the interweb anti-piracy squad shows up at your front door to take you away tonight.

  • wow, joe daddy just got knocked the fuck out... merry christmas Gray.

  • whoops, I meant danzig.

  • +Superbowl my friend. I'm planning to check your music out and report back soon bro.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    You have good taste, Crown. Sour D is tasty.

  • Seeing this thread creeped me out. My wife and I just finished watching Inception. But I kept getting texts from some buddies to come and watch the GSP fight while we were watching it. Talk about Deja Vu.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    It's not real though Buckbear, you were dreaming inside a dream that you were watching a movie with your wife. She's really over at that buddy's house, and that's not a dream. Bada-bing!

  • Doc, I'd go criticize you in the bar and encourage you in the next breathe. I love live music over the Bears. I grew up with great musicians, and 90% of my comments to them were negative. They know it's coming. I think it was my job at band practice. I listened to a few songs and the bass stood out to me. Keep playing that bass, and keep practicing. You have a long way to go, and I don't mean that as a negative.

  • I'd like to see the game rescheduled for Tuesday night...that would be fantastic! Games today, game Monday, game Tuesday, game Thursday and then I leave for the MNF game on Sunday!!! And the Vikes would be all tuckered out!
    Oh please, NFL gods, make it so.

  • Creed was tripping the light fantastic too - that marriage was a sham. What you don't see at the end of Rocky II is the two of them falling in a sweaty heap in the empty gym, Creed pulls out some amyl nitrate and let's just say ding! ding! round two...

  • I think Christopher Nolan must have been on the Bolivian marching powder when he came up with that one. Probably seemed like a good idea at the time ...

    The Next Three days is a great movie to go and see with the better half. Russell Crowe breaks his wife out of prison. Well, not the real Russell Crowe actually breaking his real wife out of prison, but the guy he plays ... you get the picture ...

    Just pray she doesn't walk out of the cinema saying "Would you do that for me honey?"

  • Way to poop on the parade, SD.

  • My wife works over in Whiting at a refinery, and they have already implimented snow procedures and have cancelled all but minimal employees for tomorrow and Tue. She'll have to work from home, which is ok by me.

  • I don't think the wife would be kosher with that, but I appreciate the sentiment.
    At this point, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that the roof gets repaired so the MNF game doesn't get moved as well. Hell, just take the whole thing off and let's play this bad boy outdoors.

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