Hassel-back to Chicago & Fantasy Standings

It was one of the worst games the Chicago Bears played all season, at home against Matt Hasselbeck and the Seattle Seahawks.  They made Ma Hass feel like it was 2004 and made Mike Williams look like a cross between Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Jesus of Nazareth.  The Bears gained nothing on the ground.  Jay Cutler was sacked six times by a mediocre Seahawks front, including a Jordin Babineaux game-altering safety.  After their opening drive, the only touchdown scored by the Bears was on an eighty-nine yard Devin Hester punt return in the fourth quarter.

Now the Seahawks return, this time the stakes raised higher than the 2-2 vs. 3-2 game of early season.  This time the winner goes to the NFC Championship Game.  This time the winner will find themselves an hour of good football from playing in the final game of the season, hosted by Jerry Jones in Dallas, Texas.  The Super Bowl is the stake this time around and the Bears can not afford the type of lackluster, lethargic effort that led to their 23-20 defeat at the hand of Pete Carroll's then winless-on-the-road club.  (Their only other road win was at Arizona.)

The Bears could not have asked for a better opponent and they now have no excuse to not either move on to Atlanta or host the cheese at Soldier Field for the right to play for the whole ape.  The full orangutan.  Every piece of the chimpanzee pie.  The events of Wild Card weekend have laid fresh asphalt on Destiny Highway.  The only question remaining is whether the Bears will get in their car and ride.

The post-Wild Card Fantasy Playoffs standings on the B-side.      


The Standings After the Wild Card Round of the Fantasy Playoffs
The following bloggers have advanced to the Divisional Round (listing is in no particular order):
Jokey                  41
WrigleyFM           36
enderwiggin         36
Perno                       33
Shady                   31
Viva                      27
Jimmy Newport    22   
Bears-4-Ever        28
SC Dave               22
sjvl                        29
ChiTownHustler    21
Doshi                    21
FQD1911             29
WarriorWaddle    24
BigT                      21
Sdwat52              27
Michael L             21
Bears85Sweetness23        21
Cormonster         22
MikeBrownhadaPosse       25   
IrishSweetness    21
reprisal                 25
TheBigCheesy     27
85bearz4ever       24

The following bloggers have been eliminated from the competition (again, no particular order):
soupbowlorbust        18
Albert in Tuscon       15
Who is Willie Gault   12
jack lacan                  12
Fresno                       15
Ufficio                        15
New Bear in Town     15
JMCycone                 12   
jimmychange             15
MikeV in OR              12
Doc Nitty 34               12
tobijohn                      15
Trac                            15
SidLuckman42           18   
DaCoach's Mustache    6
Murph                         15   
JAB                             15
GPLDAN                    15
Blogfather                   15
nagurski                      18

Any problems or comments, feel free to voice them in the comments below.


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  • First to hope Hasselbeck is 2009 version instead of 2005?

  • And secondly, I'm still in the contest!

  • still in the running....bring on the HAWKS!!!!

    let's go Cutler...your Chicago legend starts next Sunday.

  • So now we have to choose different three people?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Correct.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Well done on the points update already Jeff, I'm impressed! And we start with a clean slate for next week, right?

  • I'll say it, I think we steamroll the seahawks. There is no way they come into soldier field twice in a year and beat the bears both times.

    With that said, for this week, and this week only; I am a packer fan. I'd much rather play the NFC championship game at home against the packers, rather than fly to atlanta to play on a turf field against matt ryan, who has lost only 2 home games in his three year career.

  • In reply to jimmychange:

    I dunno. So long as the good guys win, I don't care. Thing is, I don't even dislike the Falcons, because no one cares about there here. Very much different than the Braves...

  • In reply to jimmychange:

    The spread is already up to 10. If I were a betting man, I'd take the Hawks and the points.

    BEAR DOWN

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    So would I.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Then I again, I picked an RB and WR that netted zero points between them, so what do I know about football?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Ditto. I'd take a ten point underdog any day of the week at this point of the season.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Looks like I'm grabbing some pine for the rest of the fantasy playoffs. Fifteen stinking points. I should have thrown darts at names on a wall...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Nah. Then you might've ended up with my score.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    hahaha

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    That was funny.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I had 6 points....Do i win a booby prize?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    That's the very best kind of prize Coach

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ....for an infant.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's Monday, and I am just happy. Why, you ask?

    A. Eagles.....DEAD.

    B. Seahawks at home and no reason we shouldn't win Sunday. None.

    C. Mr. Rodgers goes to Hotlanta, and maybe they can do what I asked the FRAKKING Eagles to do yesterday; hand him his third and season-ending concussion. Hint: take the fine.....

    D. I'm moving on to the second round!! Working on new picks. No booby prize for me! Not that I would want one anyway, I come equipped, thank you.

    E. EAGLES......DEAD. Aah, the silence today is overwhelmingly sweet.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Qwest field is one of the biggest home field advantages in the NFL. Some egghead from the West coast designed it with unreal acoustics to amplify crowd noise. This same guy also engineered the beer cups:

    http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/2011/01/call_the_cops_qwest_busted_in.php

    This is the work of some evil genius capitalist that both impresses and disgusts me at the same time.
    I would sue if I were a Seahawks fan. And then I would complain about the beer cups...zing!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    The Packers are beatable.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    sweetness. dwayne bowe threw up a big old zero, but thankfully aaron rodgers wanted to see me move forward.

    for his act of kindness, i will root for the packers over the falcons next week. packers-bears at soldier field for NFC supremacy would be pretty gat danged epic - especially when you consider the oldest rivalry in the game has only met once in the playoffs.

    of course, we have to get past seattle first so i hope lovie and co. aren't looking past them like i am.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Like I was saying on the last thread. The breaks just keep rolling our way. We're the #2 seed and yet we're playing the Seahawks. The Falcons have to play the Packers. We not only get the worse of the two teams but the Seahawks are 7-9. What unbelievable fortune. Our road to the Superbowl: Seahawks, and home against GB or at Atl. Atlanta's road the Superbowl, Green Bay at home and home against Chicago (probably, hopefully). Seahawks played tough yesterday, but they're definitely the lesser team. Hells Yeah!

    Here's to a GREEN BAY at CHICAGO Championship Game!

    Can I have a FUCK YEAH!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    FUCK NO! kidding doc.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Man, they sure didn't play like a 7-9 team, they really turned the corner on early season form. 15 changes on their o-line? maybe we should have gone that far. I cannot accept that Louis/Asiata aren't starting.

    If Pep and the line don't turn it up a notch, Hasselbeck will carve us up ...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    The Big Cheesy's in this thing? One of you bastards better beat that guy.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    that lil fucker. Jeff should of cancelled his ass

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Wow, talk about open-minded. I wonder if any Packer blogs would have let any of us participate in one of their contests? Well, they might have let me. I don't mention this to many people but I trust you guys. My paternal grandfather was born in Mellen, WI. Years of therapy and the support and sympathy of friends have helped but it's still been rough on the entire family. And its the only reason I can come up with to explain my periodic cravings for Cheddar....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    ...or an occasional furtive glance at a woman that outweighs me by fifty pounds...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Ha!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Ouch; almost ready to flag this one as unnecessary roughness...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Remember when you were young, you ran like the wind.
    Shine on you crazy Hester.
    Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
    Shine on you crazy Hester.
    You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
    blown on the Chicago breeze.
    Come on you target for faraway cheers,
    come on you game breaker, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
    You reached for the offense too soon, you cried for the moon.
    Shine on you crazy Hester.
    Threatened by seahawks at night, and exposed in the light.
    Shine on you crazy Hester.
    Well you wore out your welcome with sub-par seasons,
    rode on the blogger breeze.
    Come on you cutter, you seer of visions,
    come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +5 for floyd
    +5 for hester in floyd
    +10 for me belting this out drunk after hester tears up the seam

  • In reply to evantonio:

    +10 for Hester if he manages to catch more than two passes.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    HE GONE!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Good call by the Blogfather on resetting the standings each round. We'd all be getting smoked by Jokey.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Indeed. Wow.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    King for a week! I can't use Hasselbeck or Lynch again but we're gonna shut them down!

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Seahawks dead...if balanced Martz shows up.

    http://chi.scout.com/2/1036662.html

  • In reply to sjvl:

    good article. retarded web design.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I am going to win. No one else is being orignal and I am.

    Fuck those hot girls. Really, I wish I could. Lol

    http://apps.facebook.com/fourthphasepc/contests/83032/voteable_entries/13973814?ogn=facebook

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    '85... what's up with all this macho talk?

    Don't you have a girlfriend? The same one who got you those tickets in the first place? Tisk tisk lad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Shhhhhh. Way to call a man out. I guess I should bite my tongue. Tsk tsk

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Lydia Waters, right Artoo? From the comments section on your photo entry ? You're in her profile picture getting a smacker on the cheek so I made that assumption.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yep.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Have you always be faithful MB?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    pretty much... it's the mark of a real man Erik. You're young though, as long as you come around by your 30's, or by the time you get married, you should be ok. You seem like a good kid.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Erik, you can be faithful or not, but at least be smart enough not to talk about it on the internet. Even if you're well behaved, this'll get you smacked but good.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    She seems to be familiar with web browsers, Artoo. I'd be careful. And if she ain't the one, end it now, it'll be a whole lot messier later on.

    Shut up Dr, Phil!

    Sorry.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I just thought on here we could talk about the hot girls that we all wish we could have and how hot they are. We talk about some crazy stuff on here and I didn't think this was inappropriate but if it is, then it is.

    Saying and doing are always two different things.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Artoo - I don't think inappropriate is the right word...just unwise if your g/f can use a computer.
    It's all good - even though I decided to throw my name in the hat for the 4th phase thing too.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Whats you name on there? or give me the link so I can vote for you

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    http://apps.facebook.com/fourthphasepc/contests/83032/voteable_entries/14097638?ogn=facebook&order=recency&view_entries=1

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I got yo back. Men are like Lions. We are hunters, ANIMALS! its in our nature.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    lol Fres, I admit that I was in the wrong to say I would cheat when I wouldn't.

    It just felt that it would a good joke and I guess I ruined it.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    hahahahaha... man, talk about getting someone in a froth. Sorry '85, I was mostly just yanking your chain. You're ok man... don't worry about it.

    And hey inspector gadget irish, stop posting real names on the interwebs!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    it certainly is in our nature, Fres. No doubt. Some like to think we rise above the level of animals by choosing to oppose our natures in certain aspects i.e. choosing to be a gentleman, and not just a cock on legs. Those guys end up alone.

    My $0.02.

    I think that makes $2.40 today ....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    heyyyyoooo The BIG CHEESY trollin' right along into the next round. JUST LIKE THE PACK.

    oh yeah, the bears still suck.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    cheese - constantly showing up and offering up awkward, inflammatory, irrelevant and slightly embarassing comments when not asked to nor invited makes me think that you may be a lonely guy. My cat is now acting out because the new baby is here. The cat pees outside of the litter box and in general misbehaves out of what the vet describes as the fear that she is now irrelevant and is not needed. Do you want to talk? Is there anyone that you can reach out to that can help you with your social isolation? i know of a couple of outfits that may be able to help. They specialize in social anxiety disorders. One of the most common disorders is the constant need for any type of attention even if it is negative attention because these types of patients pleasure centers of the brain can't distinguish between the two. Also, being this lonely affects people's feelings of relevance and of belonging to a group. I'm here to help. I'm here to give you a lifeline. I don't want you to go through your life just fantasizing about being welcome in a group. I just want you to be ok. The signs are so obvious. You just need a friend that is not a family member or "work friend". I think that it would help you to curb your intense desire to have someone respond to you in ANY shape or form. I had to respond because i've seen this type of behavior result in grown men and women gaining weight uncontrollably and donning hats made of a spongy artificial material in the shape of a yellow wedge of swiss? I didn't know that it existed. It's kind of sad. oh well, goodnight! i'm going to go wash the dishes from a successful dinner party , set my alarm and then go be successful tomorrow. Bye! See you guys in a couple of weeks on the lakefront where you will no doubt find every excuse in the book why you lost.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I read about half of this before I became disinterested. Hopefully you didn't spend to much time and energy composing it.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    too*

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    It says the Chicago Bears will choose.

    that sucks because every man on that team will choose someone else.. lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    well Urlacher will probaly be voting for you..

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    about a minute and a half. decent response though. you showed more wit in that last post than in your previous 8.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    If Lovie and the gang lose to the Skankhawks, I will be the first in line to demand Lovie gets canned. No way in heck Chicago should put up with a coach that loses to them of all teams, specially as the #2 seed.

    The playoffs are definitely working in the Bears favor so far. The Bears definitely got the best matchup possible heading into the division round.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Personally, I'd prefer a big rangy real #1 WR and Oline upgrades to a shutdown corner. Look at what the pack did to the Eagles, just don't throw to whoever Samuels is covering. And they can be streaky... Revis is a perfect example.. he'll go shut down Wayne one week and the next Hester and Knox are burning him deep.

    How is everyone still so high on the packers? If the pro-bowl kicker doesn't miss 2 field goals in that game the Pack loses. If the eagles didn't let that no-name rookie run wild on them they would have won, and if Vick hadn't gotten hurt they probably still win anyway there at the end. It was really an ugly game especially the second half.

    Thank goodness I wont have to see shots of Reid on the sidelins anymore, sweet 8lb baby jeezus that guy is fat. When you have to get an airline cargo strap to fit around you coveralls as a belt it's time to give Jenny a call man.

    Hopefully we can look like an actual football team this time vs the Hawks. We did have another TD in that 2nd half Jeff but it was disallowed from a phantom holding call on Mannings return TD; ST should have won us that game and I think it will win us this one.

    I doubt the Packers can beat the Falcons so I'm afraid we will have to go through Georgia to get to Dallas.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Aaron Rodgers + receivers can shoot it out with anybody. The Falcons aren't all that, they had a sweet schedule. And if the fudgers do beat them, then the superbowl has to come through Chicago. So, Go Packers.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    you should read the last 3rd, it was the best

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Irish, that girl has a baby and I don't need a baby momma.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    She might want another one that's all that I'm sayin' ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hahahahaha

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    My boys from Tucsonwere at a disadvantage. I made them all wear flak-jackets.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    All hail, Blogstradmsmus, who called these results on the NFC side of the brackett.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Attention Please: Operator 51 please reset the COWARD ALERT ALARM that reprortd Big Cheesy.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Shove it, Cheese. I got more points than you.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I don't care much for you, at all.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1
    Treat thine own love as you yourself would be treated. Or just stay single and ball everything in sight.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ok. This has gone a lil to far. First off, I wouldn't cheat, second off, it was pretty much a guy thing to say or so I thought, third off, I understand what everyone is saying. I was in the wrong to say that I would cheat but I went too far with the joke but with all the hot pics we have put on here or talked about girls we have like I assumed that this joke or statement wouldn't bother anyone others have made joke just like mine.

    I get it and trust me I know your saying be careful and that my gf might see that but I in no way would cheat. Do you guys get what I am trying to say?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yep

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Superman, I think it's just the older guys playing big brother. Your a good person. It's evident in your posts on this site. For example, I might talk about all the drugs I did when I was younger, but I don't talk about all the things I did to keep my younger sister from doing the same thing. Just stick to your values.
    On a lighter note, I like your facebook page. I hope you win those tickets.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    And I kept my mouth shut through that entire macho mess!

    +100 for me.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I think you should bang the piss out of of Tits McGee any chance you get.

    I'm the devil on your shoulder like in Animal house "Fuck her, squeeze her tits" best scene ever.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    I'm shocked that you turned out to be the voice evil Coach. Totally shocked.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I take what's behind door #2...

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Johnny, your last comment on the last thread made me #16 laugh out loud (LOL)

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Looks like I still would have missed the cut anyway, but you might want to check your math Jeff. I'm listed at 15 above, but I believe it should have been 18.

    Peyton Manning - 1 TD = 6 points
    Jamaal Charles - 1 TD, 82 yds = 9 points
    J. Maclin - 73 yds = 3 points
    Total = 18 points.

    There could be someone else out there that needs the three more than I do (unless you want to give me some bonus points for catching the error).

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I had Aaron ROdgers, Lesean Mcoy, and Santonio Holmes. I think ROdgers alone should of got me more than 15 pts.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    SCORING
    Touchdowns for all players, including kick and punt returns, are worth six (6) points.
    Two point conversions are worth two (2) points.
    Passing yards:
    250 yards - 3 pts
    300 yards - 6 pts
    2 points for every additional 50 yards
    Rushing/Receiving yards:
    50 yards - 3 pts
    100 yards - 6 pts
    2 points for every additional 25 yards
    Interceptions and fumbles lost are -3 pts each

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Charles had a fumble

  • In reply to luftwaffle:

    There we go. I missed the negative points. Well spotted.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    nice work GP

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I knew I should have taken Thor, Green Lantern and The Flash.

    GP - The T.S. Eliot of DBB. This is the way the world ends - with a completed pass to Bennett.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Ahem..

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Our thoughts are with you Tobi. Thanks for sharing.
    Regardless, that's a fifteen yard penalty and loss of down for illegal DNA.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    I guess this is the best-case scenario, with Rodgers and Co headed to the ATL and the Seahawks coming back to Soldier Field. Part of me wanted the Eagles and a banged-up Vick. I don't like playing America's Sweetheart, especially with them red hot and with confidence because they already beat us at our house this year. The Pack have a real shot at knocking off the Falcons in Atlanta. At this point, it appears things are set up for the Bears to host the NFC Championship, and anything less I would consider a failure. Bear Down, and may Hester average a TD or better for the next 3 games.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    I agree, any one-and-done is a failure, no matter what team you're a fan of. If you're in the postseason you have to make some kind of run, even if it's one game. And if you're a Seahawks fan, I'm sure you're thinking "We beat them before we should be able to beat them again."

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    So here

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Cutty just had his bad-jay game, and pep has been pretty quiet the last two games. Knox and hester just had their worst game ever

  • In reply to jimmychange:

    My Packer rooting days ended yesterday. I am now rooting for playing at home vs. playing in Atlanta, and I hope those Falcons really rough up the Cheeseheads next weekend.

  • In reply to jimmychange:

    The Seahawks proved they can compete. Hasselbeck is a good QB and can hurt us in cover 2 with quick passes. I'm glad it's them we play first because I know the Bears can beat them but I'm not going to say it's a done deal. I hope the Bears don't come in and think it's going to be a easy win.

    BEAR DOWN!

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    4ever, how could they? They got beat by these same Seahawks AT HOME, and while they're not the same team they were back in Week 6, we've played pretty crappy in two of the last three games. We're definitely not the ones going into the playoffs on a roll. However, I like our bye week and feel confident that Martz is going to have main plots and subplots figured out. Wish Hasselbeck wasn't such a smart QB, we have more problems with QBs who can keep their cool under pressure. On the other hand, he lost 8 games this year and a quick glance at the scores of those games suggests that it was at least as much low scoring offense as porous defense. So he damn sure is beatable.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Their line was evolving early on. Now it's evolved. Unfortunately.

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    I'd like to see his bid this guy, we're still well under the cap

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=NFL&id=779&line=198474&spln=1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Will Angelo get any credit if he pulls this acquisition off? Doubt it. According to some *cough* Irish *cough* free agent acquisitions don't require any skill. Imagine this scenario. Bears sign Nnamdi move Peanut to safety and draft a legit interior lineman. This defense would be scary good.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Why would we take Peanut out of the position where he's mostly excelled for us the last five years?

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Peanut himself has said he would move to safety when he slows down. He is definitely starting to do that, but maybe one more year at corner would be fine.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Bowman, Jennings, Moore, we can move Peanut. We need his skills at FS.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    My Picks for the next round:

    QB = B. Roethlisberger (Steelers)
    RB = J. Starks (GB)
    WR = D. Driver (GB)

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Anybody know who were the starters on the O-line for us last time we played the Hawks?

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    That was Cut's first game back from Concussion and 2 weeks before the bye, so it wasn't the current line... I want to say it would have been:

    Omiyale Garza Kreutz Louis Schaefer (Webb starting to get snaps)

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I found it. Looks like it was the same as our current line, with the exception of Edwin Williams in for Garza. I think Garza was out for that game.

    Hopefully the boys have got their shit together. They were pretty well dominated that game.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Here is the O-Line from the Bears official game day blog:

    10:54 AM - As expected, Chris Williams will start at left guard today, meaning that the Bears will have started four different offensive line combinations in their last five games. The rest of the No. 1 line today is slated to include Frank Omiyale at left tackle, Olin Kreutz at center, Edwin Williams at right guard and J'Marcus Webb at right tackle.

    After the bye Garza moved back to right tackle, so this was by far our worst O-Line combination of the season. Williams has been terrible throughout, but I seem to remember his first outing as guard was his worst.

    Briggs also missed this game, but Marshawn Lynch had been with the Seahawks all of 5 days at this point, so the Seahawks running game vs. Bears D matchup should be about to the first meeting.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Does anybody know who Da Coach's players were this weekend. 6 Pt.s, brutal. He should be allowed to advance just for being low scorer. Anyone?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Manning, DeShaun Jackson and Shady McCoy. I deserve a booby prize of some sort...

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    I had Manning Jackson and Ray Rice and i didnt fare much better Coach

  • In reply to buckbear:

    The trouble with being a shut down corner is kind of like being an offensive lineman, your ideal day is to have zero stats. Revis is the same way, the guy barely has any picks because nobody throws the ball to his man.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Actually Buck, that's me who thinks HIGH TALENT FA pickups doesn't take talent, just a thick wallet.

    Can you explain to me the opposite Buck? Here's how I see it:

    1. Really good, proven player comes on the free market
    2. Every team with a need and every sports media outlet squawks about how great this player is and what a huge addition he would be to X,Y,Z teams who have a gap
    3 x,y,z team that has a gap talks to said FA about money... the one with the best deal/opty to win a trophy gets him

    Can you please show me all the strateegery in that because I very much fail to see it.

    Now, if you have a #32 pick and you trade an underperformer and a future later rd pick next year to move up this year and pick someone (right before a division rival) who

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Acquiring the RIGHT free agents is a skill. It's just like drafting. Character, fit within the scheme etc. But with free agents you also have to assess your competition within the open market. In the draft you aren't dealing with competitors per se, but your willingness to deal other picks to move up or down. It ain't just calling the guy with an offer and signing a check. And positioning yourself in relation to the salary cap is also a skill. The Peppers deal was huge, but we aren't gurting for cap space. Ask Daniel Snyder how he's doing with his cap space in Washington.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    "Acquiring the RIGHT free agents is a skill."

    Damn right, and Angelo sucks at that too. Orlando Pace, Omelette (HUGE fucking salary). Manuwasteomoolah et cetera et cetera et cetera ad infinitum.

    As for "And positioning yourself in relation to the salary cap is also a skill."

    Nope. Just very very basic ability in addition and subtraction methods. Some knowledge of percentages would be a bonus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1 MB

    It's when they get under the hood of the draft and ascertain exactly who's picking who and do a bunch of horse-trading with picks to better position their - that's the skill. I think Angelo saying "we don't trade up" translates as "I just don't know how."

    How dumb is it to say "we don't trade up", just cold say it. What about trading up in scenario X, or scenario Z, scenarios that would be highly beneficial to your team. "Sorry, nope, we just don't trade up .. cos ... uh .. we don't."
    Idiocy. Incompetency. Just plain dumb.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Where's the skill in FA? It's about what you have to give.

    Peppers' agent : Have you got gazillions of dollars and are willing to hand it over to a guy at the end of his career ?
    Angelo : Yes.

    McFucktard : will you give me lots of high picks and a QB better than Campbell ?
    Angelo: Yes.

    See ? Easy peezy. Angelo is still a tool.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...amen to that..would love to see this boy in Navy Blue and Burnt Orange..instead the shit green teams.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One thing nobody has mentioned is the SeaSquawks played us after their bye. They had 2 weeks to prepare for us and they played about as well as they did all season. This time around we have the bye. That was Peppers worst game. He was invisible. Seriously doubt that happens this time around. I'm guessing they will try to blitz the shit out of us and we catch them with a Forte run or screen that goes to the house. Payback time.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Peppers has been missing the last two weeks also. And why was Peppers invisible during the Seahawks game ? Why would it be any different this time around?

    1. Their O-line is better now.
    2. The conditions will render our pass rush even MORE ineffective now.

    How does our pass rush suddenly show up this week when everything points towards it being the opposite?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yes, please. And goddamit get me a receiver with clouds around his ears.

  • I didn't want to play seahawks but I guess we will

  • http://www.gifbin.com/982918

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Is that your thinnest child Cheesy?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I feel like we've been over the fact that I'm not from, nor have ever lived in Wisconsin.

  • The Seahawks are an overachieving team with a very good, underrated QB and possibly a very good coach (I say possibly because I really dunno, he was certainly a great college coach). Do we need to overachieve to beat the team we already lost to? I don't think so. On paper I believe we're significantly better on D and on ST. They're probably better on O, I sadly have to give the current edge to Hasselbeck for QB and definitely the edge on O line and receivers.

    My big question is the same one I had back in the bye week - will Martz bring it with the play calling? That nice painterly strategic playcalling has been a bit absent in two of three games of late. I'm willing to give up the Patriots loss, that was a snowball rolling downhill that swamped us early. Jets, Martz rebounded and called a game which allowed Cutler and crew to put up a bunch of points. Packers we fell straight to the bottom on again - but was it a cat and mouse game? Fakery happening? Just didn't care?

    One hopes so. If Martz calls the Seahawks game the way he did in all of our post-bye wins, WE WIN, simple as that. And frankly I can't imagine that he wouldn't.

    Let's take it a step forward. If he calls the right game, we'll win, I believe, handily, in the Seahawks game. And if he does that, I'm convinced we'll win the Conference Championship Game against either of the possibles, because we'll be back in the Mike Martz zone. Realize while I'm focusing on Martz here, the only reason is because to me he's the wild card. I assume the D will be great, I KNOW Devin Hester and Danieal Manning will be great, so it's the offense that's the unknown to me here as I project.

    Should be an exciting week of prep for the Bears. For this game, it's the Seahawks who have overachieved - time to dunk the entire team in an icy Lake Michigan bath of reality.

    GO BEARS!

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Yep, it's no cakewalk for the Bears Phil, is it? Beast Lynch scared me bfore the last game, and he scares me more now. Their O-line, receivers and QB are all on the same page and I like their D-line and safeties. Close one.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    They had their superbowl this weekend gents. As long as we don't come in completely flat and listless, we'll crush them.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    If I happen to get those tickets. I am going to bring my sign but I was wondering if anyone had some good idea's for one for my gf? She might dress up as supergirl but she would love a sign to hold besides mine.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "Baby, we need to talk ..."
    "It's me, it's not you ...."

    I'm terrible.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Damn.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    HESTER.. but for the S in heSter put the superman logo...

    Or do one of those FOX signs.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    or "I saved 15% off my car insurance by getting my boyfriend to dress up like this"

    2x terrible. hope you win 85

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Dent still in the running for the HOF. Weak opposition looks like.
    And Ray Guy just got eliminated! How does Ray Guy not get in to the HOF!??

    http://www.nfl.com/halloffame/story/09000d5d81d90a09/article/hall-of-fame-announces-17-finalists-for-class-of-2011?module=News_CP

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sack Man must get in this year. I mean DAMN, it has been 25 years!!!!!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Can't believe I made it past the first round. Thank you Marshawn Lynch.

    When do we pick for next weekend?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ray Guy defined what it meant to be an NFL punter. He invented punting techniques.

    Ah well. Craig Hodges won the three point contest two years in a row, the second time beating Larry Bird. Bird walked over to him, and said "you're still a pine rider."

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think the Seahawks are going to try and do to Cutler what they did to Brees. Show a lot of exotic blitz packages, and have different people coming every play.

    Hopefully Olin and his bitches watch this film very closely, and Cutler too. They probably gave away alot of hints on their playoff sets and personnel groups.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..as of last night..Tice and the rest of the O line should be in the film room going over every fucking play!!

    finding tendencies and possible blitz's......hey CW prove this blog wrong by showing up for the game...tired of pissing away first round money to shit talent.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I think "exotic blitzes" is the most overused football term of the past two years.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "I'm just with this guy for the tickets!!"

    lol. Girl humour.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    How about "Supergirl has better hair than Clay Matthews"

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Why are a bunch of people eliminated already? Just cause our first picks only gave some of us chump change, shouldn't we play this thing out until the end and then total up the points? I say we ride this thing out until the SB.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Makes less work for Blogfather.

    And face it, after Reggie Wayne fucked us over and then cried about to the press, we stumbled so badly out of the gate no amount of sprinting will let us catch up...

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I like it Sarah Jane, I like it.

  • Irish, your a genius.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Superman-back-to-chicago/175600085809332#!/pages/Get-Superman-back-to-chicago/175600085809332?v=wall

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    nice!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Clicked the "like" button!

  • In reply to Church:

    Can you go to the link on that page and vote! lol jp

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    voted and commented.

  • In reply to Church:

    Awesome man. Damn Irish is a genius

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Me like. Voted for you! I didn't get to enter.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Sweet.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    85 you didn't make the cut!! I just checked my FB page and they had selected the finalists - no Super Man to be found.

    I voted for the frozen guy. He looks like a real fan...

  • It would be cool if won though. The comment section would be a royal swear-fest.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Fuck that

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