Seahawks at Bears Divisional Round Preview


It is why we argue and debate from mid-February until
early-September about the make-up of the roster and alignment of the coaching
staff.  It is why we spend that sleepless
night before opening day, like an eight year-old on Christmas Eve, anticipating
the action figure he's coveted for the weeks and months previous.  It is why, win or lose, we fight with rival
fans, the national media and the skeptic inside ourselves in defense of our
favorite football team: the Chicago Bears. 
It is the playoffs.  And it has
come to Soldier Field.

 

YOUR DESTINY IS NOW
2010 CHICAGO BEARS

Over

Seattle
Seahawks

 

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • The best thing that happened to the Bears all season turned
    out to be their defeat at the hands of Seahawks in Week Six.  How can you take an opponent for granted when
    that opponent has already beaten you at home? 
    The Bears defense, a prideful bunch, was embarrassed by Matt Hasselbeck and
    will not want to see history repeated. 
    Defensive POY candidate Julius Peppers was handled sufficiently by
    rookie Russell Okung and I suspect he'll be angling for revenge.  There will be a rallying call at Halas Hall
    this week and that call will be 23-20.
  • Very few opponents can cancel out Leon Washington.  The Bears don't just call Washington,
    they raise him Devin Hester.
  • I believe the Bears will have success running the ball to
    the edges of the 'Hawk defense with Matt Forte, who has simply been one of the
    best backs in football over the last five or six weeks.
  • That running success outside will open up the two needed facets
    of the pass game: shots down field to the speed receivers and quick tosses to
    G-Reg (catch the damn thing) and Earl Bennett. 
  • I think the Seahawks will have minimal success running the
    ball and getting it outside to Mike Williams, taking advantage of
    off-coverage.  I don't believe they'll
    have enough success with either to control the game.
  • I think we shouldn't forget that while Mike Williams was the
    chains-mover for the Seahawks, it was Ma Hass making big throws down the
    sidelines, specifically to Deon Butler, that put points on the board.  Unless Marshawn Lynch takes over the game, I
    expect LoveRod to stay in a disciplined cover-2 shell.
  • I don't pretend to understand the psyche of Jay Cutler.  I don't think anyone other Cutler does.  But I have to believe that a competitor of his nature will relish this opportunity while understanding he can not take the kinds of chances he's taken repeatedly in the regular season.  He has to understand that throwing the ball away is necessary to prevent a two or three-yard loss on a crucial second down.  He has to understand that the Super Bowl, the grandest of all football stages, is within his team's grasp.  If he doesn't understand these things, he's not the leader or player I think he is.  18-24, 240 yards, 2 touchdowns.
  • Name one thing the Seahawks do better than the Bears.  I can't either.  Put the game in Soldier Field and the Bears have no excuse but to win this game.

Chicago Bears 27, Seattle Seahawks 13

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  • First time being first in a while.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You quenched your first.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You've just be *waiting* to use that one, haven't you GP? I like it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    SATURDAY SHOW AND FANTASY PLAYOFFS THREAD WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW BETWEEN 12-1 PM (CST). YOU'LL HAVE UNTIL SATURDAY AT 3 PM (CST) TO POST YOUR SELECTIONS.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Much harder to pick losers this divisional round week. "Thumbs High" on the format Bloghorn. Seems to me that finishing in the top half this week will pretty much screw your chances the next two rounds. Then again, advancing is a must.
    How many bloggies advanced? About 20 of us? So, a pick like Brady/Turner/White would be good for getting us to the Division Championship round it would be devastating for the final two weeks. Then again, Cutty/GreenEllis/Branch seems like a good combo, but would probably get us booted from the top half.
    Props Jeff. My brain has been going over a hundred different scenarios at work this week. Anything that takes my mind off work while I am at work - should keep me from walking out of that hell hole. Should.

  • In reply to Church:

    DBB makes the work day sane.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    DBB replaces the work day.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    The only way the Seahawks score a touchdown is if we turn the ball over in our end of the field, otherwise, I think our D will be playing for a shut-out going late into the 4th quarter.

    Bears 38
    Seahawks 0

    Matt Forte will be the first Bears to break 200 in a playoff game. GET SOME!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ba-doop-TISH !

  • In game one, in week 7 Seattle was coming off their bye, Bears were hgeaded to theirs. THEY were able to get to our guy (6 times) and we didn't get to theirs (0 Sacks). They ran the ball (111 yards) and we didn't (61). There were NO turnovers in that game.

    Those elements are ALWAYS a recipe for a Bears defeat.

  • In game one, in week 6 Seattle was coming off their bye, Bears were 2 weeks from theirs. THEY were able to get to our guy (6 times) and we didn't get to theirs (0 Sacks). They ran the ball (111 yards) and we didn't (61). There were no OFFICIAL turnovers in that game but Cutler was sacked for a safety which is just as good a one.
    Those elements are ALWAYS a recipe for a Bears defeat.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/sea/2010.htm

  • Morning Al, Trac...

    Al, hate to do this to you sir, but flag on the play. THIRD down, 5 yards.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Had to reset the game clock. Computer told me the opost had "failed".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I hate it when the site does that. HeHateMe al.

  • I'm posting this for the many funy/silly/ridiculous statements: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/260570-lockout-could-devastate-vikes-in-nfc-north

    Also, Jeff... what's up with the jacked up font you use when quoting and up top today. It's tiny.

    Oh, and more cowbell please.

  • "Name one thing the Seahawks do better than the Bears."
    Damn...How about protecting their freakin' QB? Bears have given up a league high 56 sacks and have suffered 92 hits on their QB which is a crazy number for a team with a winning record and a balanced attack. The Seahawks, who played from way behind a lot, had 35 sacks and 63 QB hits.

  • In reply to willrice51:

    Way to piss in everyone's coolaid.

    How about, Seattle... DEAD!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You have to admit it's true, though. There is at least one thing that Seattle does better. And a pretty important thing, at that.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Yes, it is most certainly fact Offi... in fact, you could probably say that about 95% of the rest of the NFL has a better oline than us. (I'm sure the real stat is out there, but I'm too lazy to look it up).

    CTH was totally right, and I was just being a smartass, but in reality, that's like saying we have better uniforms than Seattle (I know, that was weak, but it

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cutler was sacked more than any QB in the league, so by that metric I'd say 100% of the NFL has a better O-Line than we do.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Ok

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was waiting for Doc to jump in there, but it would be 96.87 % of the league that has a better OL than we do. I wonder how far we can go with that.

    Total offense we're 30th, they're 28th. Passing wise they're 19th we're 28th. We stay in our Cover 2 and we'll get picked apart, so our boys had better have gotten the ball-dropping out of their systems.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jimmy Johnson on Dan Patrick this AM:

    "The Bears are the most impoved team from the start of the season".

    "It would be hard for me to go with the Seahawks".

  • In reply to willrice51:

    And because life isn't all about football. A bunch a youz guyz seemed to like true grit, so here's the o-riginal: http://www.uncrate.com/men/entertainment/dvd/true-grit-1969/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice post MB. Not a lot of people even realized it's a re-make from '69. Which may I add is very good in itself. I do think the new one was great though. Finally a good movie gets re-made.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    its not really a remake -- its based on the same book. I haven't read the book but the Coen Bros. are supposedly truer to the source material.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Can't stand John Wayne so never saw the original, what was different between the two? I'm guessing there wasn't such a strong female role. BTW - from what I can see from nomination predictions on the web ...

    * Jeff Bridges isn't even nominated for Best Actor anywhere. This has to be balls. He won it last year and he certainly deserves to win it this year

    * Hailee Steinfeld is only reckoned to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress. As far as I remember, she was in every single scene of that movie. She pisses all over any female lead from this year's movies.

    * The Coen Bros. aren't expected to be nominated as Directors, yet Danny Bowl who directed James Franco down a hole, is.

    Surely True Grit deserves Best Film, Actress, Actor, Director, adapted Screenplay?

  • In reply to jbenton:

    OK -- do the Seahawks cover kickoffs and punts better than we do? We've been a little week in that area recently, which makes me nervous.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    We have been a lil sketchy on the covering, But I also think Leon Washington is overrated. If a guy returns a kick nowadays, he proclaimed the best. Desean Jackson has one KR this season and it was that game against the Giants. Because of that everyone wants to compare him to Hester. Return a kick in the superbowl on the first play, and then We can compare. sorry for the lil rant. hate that fuckin guy

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Or a missed field goal. :-)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB what do you mean life isn't all about football?

    Am I missing something?

  • In reply to sjvl:

    are you really a dude?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    No. Why?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    What a drag...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Stop it!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Kicked your butt in the picks contest too, my mustachioed friend.

    But no, all woman. But I will not post photos, no matter how much you ask. Just fuggedaboutit.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Just kidding with you. You really know your football and are very passionate about it.
    Very rare (and cool) for a lady.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Thank you.

    I knew you were kidding - I love this blog.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    And we love you Sarah Jane Victoria Lynn ...

    Did anyone get the Victoria Lynn thing without googling ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm thinking about a roadtrip. I ALWAYS like the Chicago Bears, and would love to go to this game.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Go to the game! Ticket brokers have been lowering their prices on this game and yesterday on stubhub, 400 level seats were going for 175. I got 2 from a friend for face, $250.00 in section 439 (on the North 20 yd line). I'm a little disappointed that demand isn't higher - the crowd better be ready to yell their lungs out! No excuses!

    Sea-chickens... DEAD!!!

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Playoffs and it's not sold out?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BEARS WIN...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Im just happy that when I gave it the glowing recommendation, everyone seemed to like it. The second movie is closer to the book because it definitely portrays Rooster Cogburn as a darker individual than the John Wayne portrayal. Watch for my next positive review!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Bridges played him just so - a dangerous guy with a quick trigger finger who is faded and jaded but still fucking dangerous because he has given up on fear. Fear does not enter into equations for him, because he could give a shit if he dies anyway, yet retains his moral code.

    John Wayne was just John Wayne.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I've been frustrated by Lovie's nonchalant attitude and answerless answers in press conferences. But, I have to thank my lucky stars that he doesn't act like Pete Carol. Anyone see his shit show of a presser yesterday? I hate that guy more by the fucking soundbite. I hope he gets hit by a car.....

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Coach, go to youtube

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He get the hell out of Southern Cal before the NCAA rained dead blackbirds all over the fucking place, didn't he? And he left Reggie Bush out to hang.

    Poor Bush. NCAA takes his Heismann, he loses his Kardashian all access card, and he breaks his leg. That's a year to write off.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, he also dicked my favorite draftee last year, Taylor Mays. Dude is all fun and games until you want to follow him to the NFL, then you're shit out 'O luck.

    I actually feel badly for Bush, scapegoat doesn't even begin to describe that fucked situation.

    Al, can you please regale us with some of your love for the NCAA?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    SF sucked man ass this year, so I didn't see many of there games. Did Mays do anything this year?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    he made a really nice play to recover a blocked punt in the endzone in atlanta.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    HeGone!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ooooooook, there is some SERIOUS plagerism going on here... we just have to find out in which direction.

    Check THIS shit out: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/jim_trotter/01/13/bears.seahawks.preview/index.html?eref=sihp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he plans to test Hester, even though Hester returned three punts for scores this season and has 10 in his career.

    When a coach says something like this, you have to think that they're just trying to psych out their opponent, but, PLEASE, PLEASE let Hollywood Pete be dumb enough to try it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Cant wait for sunday!!! I've already said that if the Bears make it to the dance I'm taking a roadtrip to Dallas. Of course i cant afford tix but I'll be tailgating and representing. Fres are you in?

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Im fucking all in bro... We can tailgate, and then hop to a Bar and watch the game..

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I might just want in on that!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Do u eat shrimp and Grits? I was in SC one time and the restaraunt I was at, the Waitress was telling me how good Shrimp and Grits are and that its a great dish served in SC. JW? Seems like an ODD MIX. Just had to ask someone from SC.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I thought it was really strange too, being originally from Chicagoland. Then I tried them.

    Shockingly good. Seriously. Try them next time you're in SC.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I couldnt believe what I was hearing. I gotta try it sometime.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    If anyone has a BlackBerry, you have to get the Radio Companion application. I have the 670 the score all day on this thing. Never off! your welcome.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Rooster Cogburn... man, I'm sad I already named my son.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    haha.. One thing I regret about naming my boys, is I wish I would of thrown in some famous name into the mix.. My Cousin named his son JESSE JAMES... pretty sick.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    My first born male child will sport the monicker "Jesus Christ the second". And I will insist he insist his teachers call him by his full name, every time.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Careful with that:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ_Allin

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    That is hilarious. It would surely do more mental damage to someone whose parents are non-believers. It's actually one of those things best left to write a book about rather than actually doing it.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    People think the Steelers Ravens game is gonna be a bruiser but I think the Bears D has something to prove in this one. They were embarassed in week 6 and Jays last performance of the regular season was lackluster to say the least. I think the whole team has something to prove so I dont see the Bears taking this lightly.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    When you got the rings and got the girl and the money - and are favored to do it all again - the haters come a'callin

    Now Suggs says that all of Brady's Super Bowls were won because of cheating and should have asterisks next to them:

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/01/terrell-suggs-tom-bradys-super-bowls-are-questionable/1

    Oh yeah, now the train is goin full steam....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I wonder if these guys get bonuses for hyping the games up this way.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ok now I want to see the Pats and Ravens in the AFC Champ game.. It seems like every team in the AFC has an excuse as to why the Pats have been dominating there conference for the past decade. Except the Steelers, Colt. go figure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    In that case put asterisks besides every record and every superbowl in history and mark it down to steroids. Same for the Olympics.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    In the book Freakonomics, they mention a guy who named his sons 'Winner' and 'Loser'. It turned out the opposite for both. 'Winner' had his problems in life, and 'Loser' became a respected cop. His colleagues called him 'Lou'.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Name your next boy Benny Blanco, Fres. Benny Blanco from the Bronx.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I can never see John Wayne being a dark evil man.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Which was closer to the truth than the shining white knight he played in every movie. Drunken, Wife-beating, draft-dodging racist. Did I miss anything out?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    True Grit was awesome, but I expected no less from the Coen brothers and Jeff Bridges. The script was a thing of beauty. The original while good sorely lacks in one area - The Texas Ranger. Matt Damon smokes Mr. Campbell in the acting skills department.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Uhhh....you guys know the Bears still suck, right?

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Asswipe -

    You fuckers have just written off advancing, haven't you? I mean, you know the Falcons are too much team for you, so you've kinda mentally thrown in the towel, huh?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm not sure how you got X from Y right there but I'm gonna give you a mulligan because most of the time you are rather clever.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Here's the deal. If you want cute or clever repsonses to your cheese dick loving comments then:

    1) Go outside and blow your rape whistle
    2) Wait for "law man" in your broke ass bumpkin burg to come running
    3) Talk about the days of "Deliverance" when cross-eyed banjo playing ass-hunters were in abundance
    4) Jot down notes
    5) Post those notes in a forum that gives a shit

  • In reply to willrice51:

    I'm just waiting for Irish to point out how bad our offensive line is and how we are doomed, doOMED, DOOMED!!!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    DOOOOOMED... to put a complete and total beatdown on the hapless seahawks. DEAD!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Already done. Officially worst in the league. Name a team that went anywhere in the playoffs with a terrible line ....

    We may well beat the Seahawks. Great. But what about GB or the Pats ? I just haven't seen the supposed 'improvement' in the line, just a drop-off in sacks. Running between the tackles is pointless with this line.

  • In reply to willrice51:

    Here you go Jeff, maybe this will help clear things up for you: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/260551-cutler-misunderstood-by-media

    (check out the first comment, can one of you please provide me with the definition of irony?)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    An intelligent Packers fan? Wait, that would actually be the definition of oxymoron.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Saints got to Hasselbeck ONCE last week.

    Seahawks got to Brees only once.

    Seattle's rushing was 24 for 82 until Marshwan Lynch went ballistic.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And by ballistic you mean the earth-shaking beast mode carry of 67 yards. Yeah that was ballistic. The stiff arm/shove he pulled on #22 was unbelievable, dude flew back 5 yards - literally he was thrown back 15 feet. Check it :09 mark.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU7hGYapn7I

    That ain't happenin against the Bears. Harris, Briggs, Peanut and manning are all much surer tacklers than the Saints in that video...although there was this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keq_XGpn0kM

    Shudder.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    If that was the Bears we would have had two linemen called for blocking in the back. Greta run though, wish we had a Lynch.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    POLL: Is Jay Cutler the most hated man in the NFL?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    finnegan

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Finnegan's hair.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Favre

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Depends. If you mean that by the media, then yes. As a general character, no - A lot of folks I know hate Tom Brady and Brett Favre, yet they're beloved by the media.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Are you referring to the Rick Reilly article?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6017986

    I honestly think that Jay Cutler was just trying to get out of that press conference without tipping his hand about the gameplan. He doesn't have the heart to fill the time at press conferences with the same old tired rhetoric, so he was just turning the game on its head. He was giving answers that were the complete opposite of the expected pre-game banter. So if he gets hate for that then what can I say. The media routinely tries to destroy people that don't fit into their sound byte riddled world. I think that Jay Cutler hate is just a concoction of some bitter sports media people. Truth be told he's an easy target sometimes

    http://goo.gl/wxjH9

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Yes, and I agree with you as to why he said those things, but I can't think of one who recieves more bull crap from the talking heads then him.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    As far as Jay Cutler's off the field "demeanor":

    Never killed a human being? Check.
    Never raped a human being? Check.
    Never killed a dog? Check.
    Never raped a dog? As far as we know.
    Never sent a picture of his shriveled junk to another Bears employee? Check.

    If he wants to treat the media with contempt, I really couldn't give a shit.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Here's an interesting play breakdown of a Martz play (that resulted in a 67 yard Knox gain) --

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/41028864/ns/sports-nfl/page/2/

    The article also shows a play from each of the other 7 playoff teams. The Seahawks one is pretty crafty (I actually saw this game live... it was pretty damn exciting). They also scored a big TD off a fall-down fake by TE Carlson that game. So the Bears will definitely need to be disciplined and not overreact to deception.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    They were discussing this on the Boers and Berstien show today. And Also, I don't know if I heard correct but they were saying that their is a Lil bit of disconnect in the Locker room between Cutler and some of the guys. Not sure though.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Matty says he's alright:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=6015211

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    And here's some numbers on the Bears' average starting field position... a whopping almost 800 yards over the average NFL team. That's essentially 50 yards/game advantage -- not all of that is just special teams, but obviously Hester is a big part of that. Keep in mind this doesn't even count the 3 TDs he ran back -- those are bonus on top of that.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/22577/bears-and-hawks-the-value-of-field-position

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'd say since Urlacher called him a pussy, that was always going to be the case.

  • In reply to willrice51:

    I would be interested to see where the Bears rank in all major categories over the last 6 or 7 games. Does anyone know?

  • In reply to willrice51:

    Oh and Jeff, I'm entering my fantasy picks even though you say I'm eliminated.

  • In reply to willrice51:

    If there is a lockout, I will join the millions of other fans that say up yours to the NFL. It's time these asshats join the real world and stop living in la la land. These guys have it so good they don't realize how many people will refuse to support the NFL if there is a work stoppage.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/13/leagues-labor-lawyer-says-union-wants-lockout/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yep - I'd walk away forever.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm calling bullshit on that one Brownie!.....big #16 LOL on that!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    +1 Murph

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I guess it's not shocking, seeing how many Red Staters permeate NFL discussions, the amount of blame being heaped on the players.

    I'm referring to the comments in the article that Trac posted:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/13/leagues-labor-lawyer-says-union-wants-lockout/

    "the players make too much!"
    "they want a lockout to occur!"

    My my, the spin doctors are hard at work over at PFT aren't they? Let's not confuse PFW, an actual periodical staffed by journalists, with PFT - a mouthpiece for the owners.

    Anyone who thinks that if stars made $5M a year instead of $18M a year, that it would result in lower ticket or concession prices - dream on.

    It's funny how the owners are all Adam Smith capitalists that believe in the free market until they decide they don't like that labor market anymore, then they want "socialist" controls even though they already are part of an oligopoly.

    The ONLY thing, and I mean the ONLY thing that prevents the owners in the NFL from collusion is the money tied to winning. Which is what keeps the league from being fixed like wrestling. Winning is the most profitable from the fan base, there is structural incentive to WIN and make the playoffs.

    That, and labor/market laws. Any price fixing by owners would have court remedies.

    The owners want men to compete at the highest levels knowing full well that they risk permanent brain damage and leaving the league battered for life - but they also want wage scales.

    Adam Smith indeed.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    We saw this when the NHL locked out.

    "Look, we're going to pay the players less, and we'll pass those savings on to YOU!"

    My ass. Tickets were reduced in year 1 post-lockout, then the owners reverted to their annual 10% increases.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Poor Adam Smith would roll over in his grave were he alive today.
    Many of the things he specifically warned against are more prevalent now than when he wrote "The Wealth of Nations".
    I agree with a rookie wage scale, similar to the NBA one, IF and ONLY if a formula is established that would move the cost savings into a 1) expanded pension plan for retired players, or 2) an across the board minimum wage increase, including practice squad and other limited contract players.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I reread the first sentence and went...no shit! I'd be rolling over in my grave too, and pounding the lid, and ringing whatever bell they had installed, were I alive!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That's awesome.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    +10

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/articles/keep-safe-what-to-do-if-you-see-a-braindamaged-for,18787/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I damaged my brain on my own time, I'd say those boys are privileged to play football for that kind of cash. How much does a grunt get paid ? A coal miner? What's the average salary in the NFL? They do deserve more of the pie though.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Now that Hulk Hogan is wrestling again... I mean... it's mighty tempting...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ooohhhh... truth that... yo, I mean GP.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    OK - but it sounded somewhat threatening.

    I was making a grrrrrr face.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    "I'm thinking I might take that new chick from Logistics. If things go well I might be showing her my O-face. "Oh... Oh... Oh!" You know what I'm talkin' about. "Oh!"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +50

  • In reply to gpldan:

    classic!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I refuse to consider any chance of losing this game. However, I hope the players are not taking it lightly.

    Odd set of articles today talking again about Jay's attitude. Several articles - which shows the media writers must talk amongst themselves. Jay treats them with contempt (understandably) and they all go off and do "the pen is mightier than the sword" routine on him.

    And exactly how will that change his attitude to the media?? They all fried him last year and this, and they expect him to be civil to them??

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Lumberg fucked her

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I bought some Cover-2 shell to pour over vanilla ice cream.

    Delicious crunch!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Our D has some serious Lovie-handles relying on that particular comfort food.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Bears = 24
    Seahawks = 10

    The defense will find a way to shut Hass down and Culter with a good combination of play calling will rise to our expectations. Bring on the Pack for the NFC Championship at HOME. That would rock my world!!! (Even though I wish we eliminated them before the play-offs...oh well water under the bridge.)

    BEAR DOWN!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It would be so cruel, especially for Pep/Urlacher ... unless they came back, new and improved like Carlito Brigante.

  • In reply to willrice51:

    56 is a high number but not out of the norm for a Mike Martz offense (I'm not saying it's a good thing). But if you look at the guys record he definitely has a history of killing his QBs. Every time he takes over an offense the sack numbers and the passing yardage always go up. See here:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/17387/a-frightening-combination-for-the-bears

  • I expect LoveRod to stay in a disciplined cover-2 shell.

    Expect diseases and pregnancies if LoveRod gets out of its shell.

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