Audibles From the Long Snapper

'Vanilla' Approach a Definitive Advantage

Neil Hayes writes a very interesting column in the Sun-Times today, claiming the Bears gained a significant advantage by almost pulling a Week Seventeen upset over the Packers while instituting a vanilla scheme.  
His players gave every ounce of effort on the field. Smith even risked injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler and other prominent starters but left them in the game until the bitter end. What the Bears coach didn't tell you, however, is that his staff didn't game-plan for that game like they will prepare for the rubber match in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on Sunday.  
While Hayes doesn't have any direct quotes from organizational insiders or coaches, I think it was apparent to anyone who has watched this team that on that day, the game plan was very much vanilla.  (Unless you believe Rashied Davis is their number one weapon on the offensive side of the ball.)  I still maintain that the risk/reward of playing all the starters on the final Sunday was not worth it but if the Bears come out and play an inspired, dominant game this weekend and cite Week Seventeen as a reason, I may be willing to admit I was wrong.  Hell, if the Bears win Sunday I'll admit I had a hand in the Madoff scandal.
Turf is the Essence of the Home Field Advantage in Chicago
Rick Morrissey, who seems to be coming around to this 2010 Bears season, writes eloquently and poetically about the grass at Soldier Field.  The Bears fans, the so-called 4th Phase, are usually as quick to boo the navy and orange as cheer them.  The weather may be fun but the Patriots and Jets offenses sure didn't mind throwing the ball for huge chunks of yardage in it.  The turf is the equalizer, slowing down speed threats from beating the LoveRod Deuce deep and preventing big, physical receivers from making precise cuts on the slants routes that have killed this system for seven years.


The Aaron Rodgers Ignores Cancer Patient Thing

So if you don't know the story, here it is.  Aaron Rodgers was walking through an airport and a woman suffering from cancer approached him for an autograph and he snubbed her.  Mike Florio picked up on the story at PFT and launched a pointed character attack on Rodgers' until-now flawless image.  Subsequently the woman has expressed regret over Rodgers dealing with the criticism, claiming he'd signed autographs for her in the past.  You know what I think?  I think if this Lifetime drama starred Jay Cutler instead of Aaron Rodgers, it'd be front page news on ESPN and every one of those windbags on The Score would be using it as their rallying cry to root for the Packers this weekend.  This may not be a big deal but it proves that our sports media is quite selective as to which scandals they'd like to cover and which they chose to ignore.
Lovie Smith: Getting a Bit Tough?
When Smith was asked about the Packers injuries this season, he responded soundly with "All teams have injuries."  The Packers have been flying the Injuries Flag for months and I'm tired of hearing it.  Lovie followed that up with some of his most candid comments in a long, long while:
"We don't like each other. You don't have to be in love with someone, or you can have some dislike, and not put it out in the media everyday. Believe me, there's not a whole lot of love for us coming up north."

I can't lie.  I like it.  I like an honest, angry Lovie Smith.  And I hope it translates to the field on Sunday.

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  • First to rag on Redeye's stupid cheese boycott:

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/redeye/2011/01/cut-the-cheese-bears-packers.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..I eat California cheese Dude:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up880afV_qs

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    stupid tipper from We-scone-son":

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

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Rashied Davis was not our number 1 in that game. Our numbers 1 and 2 were outplayed by physically dominant GB corners.

    We will lose if we try to attack the edges of the field. We will win if we dominate the middle.

    Tempo. Tempo. Tempo. Hitting a 100 mph fastball is easy. Hitting the 75 mph change up that follows is trecherous.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Our de facto number one receiver wasn't even on the FIELD.

    Bennett was laid up with a bum ankle.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    1. Shabba.
    2. Hester/Knox, never both.
    3. Bennett in the slot.

    That's our receiving corps. That's the only way it works, either that or double TE sets with Olsen/KD out of the I-formation with Bennett split wide. Semi-Boner just thinking about it. Okay, totally limp, but it sounds sweet.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    And Neil Hayes is repeating observations that some of us were making during the game.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    We hit the middle against the SeaChickens, no doubt the Pack are gonna try to eliminate that, which may mean less blitzes, unless they trust a LB on Olsen, Forte, or they're nickle corner on Bennett (they're nickle corner couldn't even stop Davis last time).

    Also, if the Pack blitz less, that would give Jay more time, but also force him to make better decisions and accurate throws - and as we all saw last week when he had time but played against 7 pass defenders, that's dicey for us.

    In short, I'm fine with Olsen, Forte, Bennett, and a few to Kellen Davis, Manu, getting the majority of the passing yards as long as they translate to TDs.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    If they take away the middle then Cutler gets his bread and butter down the sidelines for six. Enter the Shabba. They show him 7 pass defenders, tuck it 'n run, take five son. Easy. You could march up and down the field all day like that. They close back up, you hit 'em up with quick slants. Football isn't hard. Look at the guys that coach/play it. It's McDonalds, jail or the NFL.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I couldn't sleep last night... So, I went to the shelf and picked the old '85 Bears DVD set up. Searched for the first game against Green Bay and popped it in.

    To my delight, the piece of shit QB for the Packers was #12.

    After the first mauling face smash by the D, I slept like a baby.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Totally. They just can't get open. Unleash the Shabba.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    GP.....repost what you had on the previous thread..I think all we get a chuckle about this during "PECKER WEEK"....maybe he's going to ask the packers for tickets to the game....bbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1. Yawn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I agree 100% that the game plan then was " We're only showing you what you've seen before but we STILL think we can beat you with it!'

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Whereas in the fourth quarter versus the Seahawks, it was, "we're now going to throw crazy shit at you that we have no intention of using next week...but we COULD."

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Agreed, but Matt has to excerise better judgement than that.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I think Matt was playing coy, too. In reality, he has an arm that's stronger, quicker, and more accurate than Cutler's. He was just lulling the Packers into a false sense of security so that when they whip out the HB Option during the game on Sunday, the corners and safety will play the run instead of the pass.

    Forte to Hester for a 76 yd TD pass. You heard it here first!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Anyone else mention that Samurai Mike may be on the Vikings sideline next year as Linebackers coach? I don't really care for a bunch of 85 Bears on the Vikes sideline...nosirreee.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP..yes.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    What up my fellow bear nut-bags. Been busy with a new job, getting engaged, making meth labs with Brett Favre's sis, smelling feet, making fun of dude's that are so fat they can't see their peen, and otherwise crushing 2011. I can't be on here much these days, but I wanted to check in with you rabbid animals.

    Agree with you Jeff regarding Charles Tillman's game vs the hawks. That was the best damn effort I've seen from a bears corner in my life, irregardless of the missed INTs. He shut down one of the biggest and most underrated Wrs in the league. And his tackling on runs and short passes was brilliant. He could have easily popped his shoulder out multiple times the way he was hitting. I've been on the Corey Graham bandwagon all season, he should have a ticket to Hawaii. The unsung hero and best in the league on specials coverage. Tim Jennings, all 5'8 of him, can cover on a dime. He did not allow penetration without jamming at the line. He just sticks with Wrs which is what we'll have to do against GB because they're recievers are big and strong. Despite the score, we pummeled the shit out of them in every facet of the game to the point of having to drill multiple face masks off those fuckers helmets. Good to see 54 making the hits and not taking em.

    I've said all year this was going to be a special season. The stars have alligned. Trac would likely say Jesus H. Christ has blessed Soldier for Wisocnsin's sins of having hefty beefcake-like wives. Side note: I hate when those toothless Packer fans yell Kuhn. It feels indirectly racist to me.

    I think Hayes point is critical. Yes, we played all our starters week 16. But all I could think about during that one is that Martz was keeping his nads close to the vest. Yes, they were throwing the ball, but you could tell there was no real gameplan. It was a practice in which the staff was content hoping the starters could make some plays on their bland playcalling and push out a tight one. Even with the lack of a game plan, they only beat us by a tuddie.

    Matt Forte will be the difference.

    Everyone including barefoot contessa is picking the pack. I think the Bears being the underdog is the only way we win. Three road games in a rown for them is difficult. They're not playing in a dome against a pourous D this week. Their offense will surely slow down some if not a significant amount. I hope everyone is having a good year so far. Finally, I'd like to thank god for making me an atheist.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Oh thank god. We thought Fred Savage and his goons might've got up with you. Or #16.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Oooooooooooooooh SNAP!

    Crown grabs the ball and runs the length of the field, spiking it with the Gervais sign/kiss-off!

    +50 and counting!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Q: How do I know Cheesy is a dick?
    A: Brett Farve texted me his picture.

    Oh look, Packers fans, Brett sends you flowers. Can you ever forgive him?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/18/favre-launches-his-green-bay-image-rehab-effort/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    they will bend over and get fucked by him again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..thanks for the repost...fucking Brett Girl

    ..hoping to show his junk to some old Cow tipper in GB...and I think in We-scone-son...meth labs are used for medicinal purposes..ask his sis?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Dude, we were all calling for next of kin to tell us how and what happened.

    Fucken a man... engaged? Crown? Are you serious? Congrats my man! Try to make time man, we miss you on this bitch.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    yes please: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/morning-jolt/01/18/0118/index.html?eref=sihp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mb..here they come...the excuses for the loss in Soldier Field

    Top Ten Excuses for losing the NFC Championship

    1. We've been hurt all year long

    2. This down't luke like toondra

    3. The Fans in Soldier Field have front teeth

    4. Dey speak foonie in Shekagow

    5. Why doond all the fans luke alike as fans in GB do?
    seeing that all in GB are from the same two families.

    6. GB thought all players had Unibrows and Neanderthal skulls with long hair -that's how they tell from the two family trees in we-scone-son

    7. GB want's to know where are all the outhouse..and ask "What are urinals?

    8. Wooot kind of place is this with no sheep or cows too spoon with at night. and then ask "R yoo me dady?

    9. We didn't get to the field on time because my cheesehead alarm clock thought it was Mountain Time in Shekagow.

    10. we didn't have enough cows to bring the team over all at once.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    making fucking excuses already. These motherfuckers, along with everyone else, KNOWS the Bears are going to win this game. There is no denying that FACT boys and girl.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If the fuckers don't want to play, forfeit. Game OVER.

    Whiny cheesehead toothless wannabes.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    #5 - bwahahahahahahaahahahahahaah

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Does-the-Soldier-Field-turf-give-the-Bears-an-advantage.html

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    My top five reasons for a Packer loss
    ======================================
    1. Woot! Woot! Coming on to spell Peppers and bouncing Beardo's bonce off the deck. Stretcher please.

    2. Deadeye Manning chopping Girl Jennings' legs and having his bonce bounce off the sideline.

    3. OOOF!...UCK !! [The sound Rodgers makes when Urlacher's helmet penetrates his solar plexus.]

    4. OOOF!Jeesh..!! [The sound Rodgers makes when Pepper's helmet smashes his pelvis.]

    5. OOOF!...UCK !! Heyyyy ..... Tommieeeee !!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Yeah man. You went from almost getting Pringles sloppy seconds to getting engaged in less than a year? Wow man. Congrats!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    dont do it

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    seriously... do NOT.

    You are an attorney man, you should KNOW better....

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Rumor central says that the Packers have filed a formal complaint with the NFL over the condition of Soldier Field, after reviewing the Seahawks tape. I'll look for a confirmation source....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That...is hilarious.
    They probably want to move the game to Ford Field.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    please..............."F"ing frumunda cheese.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Time to throw pacifiers on the field - they're cheap and no worries about knocking someone out with one. I should know, with a two-year old in the house.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    we call those "binkies" in our house MBP.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know, I really didn't anticipate the sheer number of available binky selections in the market.
    Childcare products are such an opportunity, so long as you don't manufacture them in certain developing economies.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    indeed... it's actually reasonably ridiculous. My daughter needs at LEAST 8 binkies at all times in her crib or she can't sleep. That industry is a goldmine.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Buy stock

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I have Dave. Boo Yah!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Cool baby stuff?

    www . snuglo . com - my cousin's stuff. She sells to posh spice. Don't say I don't love you cuz ...

    No Bears stuff. Any cute Bears stuff out there?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Even the NY Times is paying attention to the game.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/sports/football/19rivalry.html

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That's actually a decent article. Surprised me a little considering the source (the paper I mean; the write may be fine).

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nice find....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is for the trolls:

    There is nothing more pathetic than PRE-EMPTIVELY playing the injury card in case you lose this game. With your victories over multiple good teams this year and top WR corp in the league there is no excuse to continue to bitch, complain and, in general, act like a fucking bitch when you come into this blog forum.
    We all know why your team is complaining about the turf, why Jennings is talking about injuries and why you fag trolls can't stop mentioning it. You know you are in for the fight of your proverbial lives and you know there is a decent chance your team won't win this game. Remember, if you lose, which i fully expect, please don't shame your family and the older generations of your ancestors who hopefully weren't fucking cowards that made excuses. You are a disgrace. Take your victories and your defeats with honor you fucking homo packer fuck heads.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1 just doesn't do that post justice.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    What's that trolls? I can't hear you with Johnny's boot on your throat.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle = my hero. "homo packer fuck heads". WOW.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    that's insulting to homos, that they be equated to Packer fans lol

    A homo sprang up from his knees
    And angrily cursed Johnny C.
    "I think it a slander
    I'm surely more man, sir
    Than any Fudgepacker pussy."

    Sorry for the horrendously lewd and un-pc limerick...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    That was awesome.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    'Vanilla' Approach a Definitive Advantage

    Anyone buying this vanilla BS? "While Hayes doesn't have any direct quotes from organizational insiders or coaches..." says it all really. If Lovie wasn't trying to win, why were the starters left in? Why would you not want to win? The only reason for not wanting to show your gameplan is if you expect to play them again in the playoffs - but you can boot them out of the playoffs by winning! Doesn't make any sense. It's a bullshit excuse. I hope it's not a bullshit excuse though, because if we were trying to win and only put three points on the board ...

    I also hope Shabba is our secret weapon. He owned Woodson before, he can do it again. I love Hester, I could care less about Knox, but neither can beat time on a drum. Let Shabba out da box Lovie.
    The Shuffling Sideline Yoda will definitely have something up his sleeve. No down linemen? Zone blitzes. Master Maranelli has something up his veteran sleeve.

    Turf is the Essence of the Home Field Advantage in Chicago

    Bullshit. Our receivers are faster than theirs. We have a speed defense. Next.

    The Aaron Rodgers Ignores Cancer Patient Thing

    Hold me back. What? "I had breast cancer." !!! This woman doesn't even have cancer ... she had cancer ... past tense ... and she's bitching on TV because she didn't get some overpaid bearded-child to sign her cap?! How old is she ? 12? Get out of your nice warm Escalade you old witch and queue up with the rest of the fans if you want some pox-bottle's scrawl on your cap. Jesus, walking around in pink head-to-toe?! WTF? "Hey everybody ! I used to have cancer! Amn't I great ?! Don't I deserve stuff?" .... no - you don't, just deal with the fact that you used to be sick. Jebus. My old man has cancer, he's had it for twelve years the tough old bastard, he gives his cancer cancer - he doesn't go around feeling sorry for himself and demanding stuff because he's sick, and then bitch to a tv camera when he doesn't get it. Cancer doesn't entitle you to anything other than chemotherapy or Abiraterone you old coot. Next!

    Lovie Smith: Getting a Bit Tough?

    Too little too late old son. You said your prime directive was to beat the Packers. Three points? If you'd taken care of them in Lambeau we'd be pissing on the Falcons this week on a nice fast surface and not have to worry about Aaron Rodgers. Now we have to listen to BS about how we weren't really trying to win.

    It's just great to let rip ....

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Okay, too much of that was in bold. Unintentional. I apologise for that, not the content. Witch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Binkies !!!! MWAHHHHHHHH!!!

    Binkies.

    :o)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dear Unibrow,

    Can I suck any harder for you:

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Andrews-answers-Tuesdays-mailbag-5325.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What the fuck do they want the Bears to do, re-sod the field in January in 10 degree weather? It's not going to root just like it didn't when they re-sodded in November. What a bunch of ass clowns.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    We should have our own field. Period. The Steelers had a new field put in before the Ravens game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I saw two guys walking (not hand in hand) down Wacker just now with Packer winter caps on. Nobody gave them any shit.

    Try that in bumfuck Wisconsin with a Bears hat. But bring a kevlar vest first...

    It's like in Louis CK show where the redneck pulls a gun on him because he doesn't want to do his sister.... damn that show is funny

  • In reply to gpldan:

    We'll give them plenty of shit on Sunday.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Rosenbloom trying to pretend he wasn't a hater all season long:

    http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/rosenblog/2011/01/the-key-plot-line-in-a-packer-lypse-now.html

  • In reply to buckbear:

    He admits he didn't believe during the pre-season...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Too bad he doesn't admit he didn't believe three weeks ago.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jinx alert:

    While picking my son up from school, I heard Peter King on Colin Cowturd's show - - - giving the Bears lots of love. Particularly Julius Peppers. Cowturd just couldn't wrap his brain around the Bears.....

    Oh baby jebus. Peter King is on our side.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    nooooooooo! We should all blog him, seriously. Take your picks and shove them up your ass. Anyone who picked the Bears preseason to end 3rd or even 4rth in our division should not even be allowed to make picks. That goes for some "Bears Fans" too.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    "Are we turf enough?"

    Funny Jeff, I read that turf advantage article too that said 'even if the Bears players don't mind the turf at SoldierField, they should complain every chance they get so that the opposing team gets preoccupied with the field conditions'

    So, I turn on SportsCenter, and what's the first thing Brusci and gang are talking about for the NFC game? The field conditions - who has the advantage...they both agreed that the cover2 backers and secondary don't have to move as much, and as such, will slip less. Advantage, Bears. Both Dlines will be handicapped, but that only helps the Bears Oline more, since that's our weakest area. Advantage Bears. Oh, and while the Pack also play in the snow and have already visited us (not when it snowed), we have played in those exact conditions, say, ohhh, 5-6 times and 7 days ago. Advantage, Bears.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Dline handicap = no pass rush as evidenced every game played in SF = Cover 2 fail. We have no advantage in SF.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I listened to the clip at espn radio online. I think he was being contrarian to Cowherd's total GB ass kissing. He was fair in saying that the Bears know how to slow down Aaron Rodgers. I'm not sure that he's picking them, but I still am not comfortable with him being high on Bears.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Does anyone else think that our terrible turf is a reason for our recent trend of few injuries? Field Turf, whether or not it actually causes lower leg injuries, definitely does not give way very well and grips shoes much more than natural grass.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Not sure I can abide by that one - didn't you see Carlson and Trufant eat it on our field last week?

  • In reply to sjvl:

    With only four horses left in the race, fecal matter like King has a dollar on each so he can say he backed the winner.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Who did? You'd need a crystal ball ... but dare I say it, we haven't won shit yet. A Halas would be nice, but Lombardis are what people keep track of.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Quick post - more this week I'm sure.

    We held a desparate GB team to 10 in their own stadium while clearly playing an offense designed to show them nothing. I'm surprised so few in the media saw that. The reversal to a pass happy offense shoudl have been the clue. Dangerous in that Cutler could have goten hurt, but I woudl think we saw all the blitzes they have in that game and the two playoff games.

    I can get well over $500 for each of my two $142 tickets for Sunday. People think I'm crazy for NOT selling them. My simple answer - these season tickets aren't an investment; I buy preseason games every year and regular season games with no playoffs for three years,. And then I'm supposed to NOT go to the game of a lifetime?@?!

    My Dad, Uncle, and Grandfather (who I think but don't know all saw the last Bears / Packers playoff game) woudl haunt me forever if I sold them. And being all passed on, they have connections. (I mean George Halas, of course).

  • In reply to BillW:

    If that's true, and we were showing them nothing .. then how messed up is that? How dumb is that. That means you weren't trying to win. Win, and the Packers are out! I don't recall anyone saying that we showed a vanilla offense to GB. I've only read that idea on here since someone wrote it in the Suntimes based on absolutely nothing whatsoever.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Sounds nice, but that was 3 weeks ago which, in the NFL, might as well have been last season.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    And if they lose on Sunday it'll be "I TOLD you so".

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Crown, I thought you were buried in the end zone at TCF Stadium.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    You guys are witty fuckers. That's why I like you. I'll chime in when I can.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Run.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Wait guys!! It's not crown...it's whats left of him after his encounter with some soul sucking she-devil. The harpies have got him boys..now all we can do is put him out of his misery.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I think the technical term is Succubus Sac: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTp9yH3FOkk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Chef's parents were the best. Three fitty.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This just in. Aaron Rodgers hates people with cancer. I'm so sick of the hype machine that is Aaron(I have AIDS from taking it in my pooper) Rodgers. I seriously can't take anymore of these analysts guzzling his semen like it's cool-aid. I hope that piece of shit is brain dead after this weekend. Kill him Bears, please. Everyone is so quick to bash Cutler and say he's not good but given that Rodger's has been in the same system his whole career and they want to compare them. It's really surprising that it's even as close as it is. I can't stand anymore of these red-neck backwood hillbilly fuck Packer fans anymore either. They're pretty arrogant for a bunch of inbreeding pieces of insignificant shit. If Lovie can pull this one off he's got my vote for a contract extension and for those of you that have heard me rant against him in the past that shows how bad I want to kill these bitches and their fans this weekend.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    This just in: the Packers hate cancer and don't want any cancer ridden fans, so don't bother coming if you have cancer.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    MB is going to want to slap the shit out me, but I really really want to head over to the Packers blog with a baseball bat...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..I got your back..can I go too! hehehehehehehehehehe

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As long as you don't bring them back with you I'm down for some holliganism. I may just spectate depending on the tenor.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    That's the rub. Don't do it, GP.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    I don't know if this has already been posted here, but there's a quick article along with a High Quality Youtube video of Jim Cornelison's rendition of the national anthem right here:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2011/01/singer-cornelison-blown-away-by-fan-support.html

    Play this whenever the itch for Sunday becomes too great. I've re-watched it several times and it gives me chills every time.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    I too have watched this several times and it gets me so friggin hyped up!!! I really think this led to the Bears quick start in that game as it too hyped everyone up and really gave it a Chicago playoff atmosphere. If the Bears people were smart they should hands down have Cornelison sing the anthem again against the fudgepeckers.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Singletary joining the Vikings coaching staff:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=6033462

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You have to know I HATE that concept.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    Something interesting from the Packers blog, the Falcons report card. Note how pissed they are with special teams, and how disappointed they are with the running game:

    --

    Pass Offense

  • In reply to jbenton:

    the worst part about it is that the biggest idiot Packer fans aren't even from Green Bay.
    As a lover of football since age 4 I wish these fans would take the mindset of Charles Woodson. He refuses to blame injuries for the result. If you blame the defeat on injuries then you have to attribute the victories to sheer luck. so which one is it Packers fan toolbags? are you lucky or good? you can't be both good but then when you lose, unlucky with injuries. pick one and stick with it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Took the word right out of my mouth bro ...

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Damn Hippies!

    Oh wait... you said Harpies.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Here is why Cutler is a mensch, and nobody says a fucking word about it:

    He sponsors a raffle to this game.
    If you win, he GROSSES you UP, so you don't have any tax liability.

    How many guys would do that?

    http://www.celebritiesforcharity.org/raffle/jay-cutlers-nfc-championship-raffle/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I definitely noticed that. It is extremely unusual.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..great repost on this!!!

    Do you think the media would talk about this FUCK NO!!! It's Cutty the Bear they all love to hate.

    If it was Fuckdogers giving dancing lessons at this place they would be all over it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdbt-sx5MDc

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I just watched the first 3 SH possessions. I hate to say it, but their WRs had a serious case of the dropsies. I don't see that happening Sunday. Hasselback actually played a good game. If the WRs hang on to the ball I don't think it would be the blowout it turned into. But, each game, especially this season, is a game unto itself. Those quick cut slants are going to be harder for GB in Chi than they were in Atlanta, plus our secondary is a lot better.

    BTW, the cancer story against Rogers is bogus. He signed the woman's autograph the week before. I don't like the Packers but I don't need BS articles like that to make me like them any less.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    +1 on the Seahawks' receivers. Hasselback had many passes dropped; there was separation, he did deliver; his receivers didn't.

    BTW: What's the difference between Jesus CHrist and Aaaron Rodgers?

    Some people doubt that Jesus is God.

  • In reply to jj320:

    A: Neither have won a Lombardi. And won't be this year ...

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Williams alone dropped 4 that I counted, not in-the-region passes, actual drops.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Our Boy Roy on the SH. I like what they did with the 2 TEs. Olsen at H-back in with Forte, KD comes over in motion, looks like a run, Olsen gets matched up with a LB. Sweet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ydawgL0tw&feature=sub

  • In reply to jdawg:

    +1 on the Cancer story. All too typical "blogoshere" overreation.

    Not evey autograph seeker is a sweet person who wants their heroes signature. A lot of them are low-lifes and scammers who need inventory for their EBAY or CRAIGLIST store.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Don't worry, gang! I'm sure the wonderful folks at the IRS will find away to call that a 'loophole", close it and tax it!

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Says all the guys who wish they were as happy as Crown right now.

    Congrats Crown!!

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Good post Jeff.

    I think everyone here is stoked about this match up.

    Yes, we all had an opinion about playing the starters the final game of the season. Jeff and some others said it's too risky. Others like me looked at eliminating our Arch rivals from the play-offs.

    I for one will NOT dwell on this. What is done is done. IF by some cruel twist of fate the packers end up beating us in our house no one here should say "I told ya so". That's what trolls and fudge-packers do. The past is in the past and now we face our rivials for the Halas Trophy. It's so easy to go through the "what ifs" and the "could bes" At this point it don't matter.

    WE SHOULD NOT AND MUST NOT LOSE THIS GAME. This IS bigger than the Super Bowl to me...because if we don't win we'll have to hear it for a F(&^ing year how these shit-bags bested us. Well screw that! It cannot be Sunday fast enough! I hope we beat them bloody, bury them and spit on their graves.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Rodgers eats babys, and dogs.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    only the ones with cancer.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    run the ball and no picks in the red zone or in our own red zone and we win

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Agreed. Limit Green Bay's snaps on offense by controlling clock with the run game and lots of hot reads to defeat the corner blitz.
    The Bears can ill afford to get into a shootout mentality because lots of 5 or seven step drops equal lots of sacks for the Pack. Lots of Sacks lead to skittish Cutler. Skittish Cutler leads to suffering.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Does she own a lawn equipment and supply company? Because then you have it figured out.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    !!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Or a hydroponics distribution business. That shit is red hot. If anyone wants a hook up in Cali, I got one ...

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Congratulations Crown. You going to the game Sunday? If I remember correctly you have season tickets.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Engagement. Hmmm. From your excellent and inspired posts on the subject of all things female, Crown ... join the library man, don't buy the book. Peace.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Well, I don't know you personally, or your unique situtation, but I'll give you the standard advice I give everyone: if you're under 30, don't do it.

    OK, that my 2 pesos.

    Graham looked like he was the punt-returner for the SeaChickens.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Yet every fool QB in the NFL seems to be falling over themselves to get married their rookie year. What's with that? Is is showing off? Got my house, got the Jag ... where's my wife? NO MAN !! It's "Where's my bitches?" It's "Where's the party at?" ... it's "Can I snort that off your chesticles?"

    Damn. Everyone of these fools. "Will you marry me?"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And that's what worried me about the Falcons game '85 ... the GB corners looked like they were the WRs.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Crown! Thought you might have tried to sugar up Michelle Obama there ...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Traitors shall Die By my SWORD!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Traitors? NO way, Fres! I call for a retaraction.

    A Man's gotta work.

    Are they supposed to sell insurance because the McCaskeys seem to treat the '85 alum with a detached indiference if not downright disdain?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    you fucking pussy packer crying baby motherfucking sissies. Cheesy, you should be fucking ashamed of yourself and your fag players that are already crying. Your team is about to be fucking concussed. Melton is going to fucking bounce Rodgers head off the cold hard shitty turf like a super pinky.
    I complained like a bitch once in my life after an ump called my perfect called third strike curveball low and outside. My dad slapped the shit out of me after the game for my behavior. I was 12...what is your fucking excuse? what the fuck is Jennings excuse? Why is everyone associated with the Packers a fucking tool? Get ready to fucking act like a bitch for the next 8 months because you are about to be thoroughly disappointed.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I had a dream about Melton flying through the line and destroying Rodgers before the last meeting. Maybe that was a premonition for this game. Beat that boy into the turf!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I've never said anything about injuries.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Fuck off anyway.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    "Sometimes the best plan is no plan"

    I did not know about the Bears not game planning (or game planning minimally) for the last time we played the Fudge, although it was dreadfully apparent to my eyes. IF so, that should really make the Fudge worry. We almost beat them, at their house, in a must-win game for them, with little motivation or game-plan. While they had to unload their play-book, in lose and stay home intensity, with the entire state cheering them on, and they still only scored one TD. And Fudge fans can't cry "We're a different team" - no, you're not, unless you count Starks, but no reasonable Fudge fan is buying the Kool-Aid with him, while with us, our Oline is only getting better and better, and our run game with it. Like another article correctly diagnosed, we haven't peaked yet.

    Something to think about Fudgers...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Our Fans at this game on sunday better be fucking HYPED OUT PSYCHOS! I wouldnt mind seeing someone run on the field and punching Rodgers. (Maybe the son of that cancer patient)

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    +300

    What in the hell was that all about anyway? What a dick.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Ex-cancer patient.

    :o)

    Damn, I'm in pissy form today ... feels good though ...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Won't matter, MBP. They'll still suck.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hopefully we'll be so busy kicking them in the ass we won't even notice who's on the sideline.

  • Second to piss on the Fudge.

  • "LDL getting a bit tough"

    is it possible? Ginny has opened the jars on her desk and LDL has grown a pair? or between LoveRod, Tice and Martzy the testosterone is overwhelming for LDL and by osmosis he's grown another pair? I must tell you from the beginning I have been an anit-LDL, but with what has come forth ...I AM WARMING UP TO THE IDEA OF AN EXTENDED CONTRACT..(only if this core of coaches stay intact.) still a big question but, man they have me drinking the aid this year.

    p.s FUCK U FUDGEPECKERS!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Chug it, Lobo!! It's good!

    I'm just so afraid we finally put something good together and there won't be football next year. But clearly, I am getting ahead of myself.

    BEAR DOWN BEARS!!! PLAY LIKE YOUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT!!!

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