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Bears Must Protect Return Game From NFL

Bears Must Protect Return Game From NFL
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UPDATE: KICKOFFS OFFICIALLY MOVED TO 35.  TOUCHBACKS REMAIN AT 20.  PER NFL.COM.

The NFL Competition Committee, the talented group of brainiacs that meet each offseason and discuss the minutiae of the NFL game experience, are proposing moving kickoffs from the 30 to the 35 yard-line for reasons of player safety I simply don't understand.  The belief currently circulating is that kickoff returns are responsible for a lack of player safety and not the remaining 97% of action wherein a series of three hundred pound men kick the shit out of each other.

Now comes word that the Bears are planning to vote against this proposal and damn it good for them.  The Bears have designed an offense that depends upon the yardage attained with their league-best return game and have structured their roster salaries accordingly.  To suddenly change rules and allow kickers to easily knock the ball to the back of the end zone would be a severe detriment to this organization - and would brandish harsher results than anywhere else in the league.
Eliminating the kickoff return game would also eliminate one of the most exciting elements of the sport.  Player safety is an important matter to me but the solution to that issue is not attempting to limit the number of times players actually get hit.  That's foolish and reductive.  The solution is putting the players in situations where they can sustain those hits without damage beneath the pads and if damage is sustained, removing them from the playing surface.  Anybody else find it odd that hockey and baseball players miss months due to concussions and football players often get back on the field within a half hour?
The Bears should take a stand on this.  So should the Browns.  And the Seahawks.  And the Jets.  And any other team with a premier kick return game.  Making the game safer is fine.  Changing the rules to make it less contact-driven is pandering to pressure and avoiding the sport's real issues.

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  • First. Yes, indeed.

  • Exactly, Blogfather. Exactly.

  • I agree in general that morons in suits who've never played a down of the game making changed that only take the bottom line into account should be banned from every game... especially the kind of games.

    Aside from that very basic tenant, I don't want to get too crazy about 5 or 10 yards here and there. Let's be honest.... unless it's the perfect situation of people kicking right down the middle to hester (a la Seattle #1 last year), #23 either steps out first chance he gets or gets the hell down and out of the way of marauding kill-men. I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sweet baby jebus (lobo, where are you!? See, more fire for my argument that lobo and trac are the same person... they always dissapear at the same times)... sorry about the monday morning typing.

    * Changes
    * King

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I never knew you had a theory they were one and the same.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    indeed I did murph, indeed i did

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Other similarly brilliant ideas:

    "Let's convert America to the METRIC system."

    "Looks great! And we'll call it THE EDSEL."

    "No, no, NO. We want SAM BOWIE, not Michael Jordan."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Easy on the Blazers there Al. They DID draft Clyde the Glide the year before. Just sayin'.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    homer?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Ok fucking Jerry... if your 'thing' is finding diamonds in the rough, then get to work jackass: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/nfl-draft-pro-days-2011/index.html?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin

    Let the guys with half a fucking brain draft their own guys (mostly Tice) and stay the hell away from the first 4 rds pls!

    Check that center from missu (I think?)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fucker picks up turds and coal if he's lucky.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How about this guy as a replacement for Tommie?

    Defensive lineman Chris Neild looked terrific all day. He timed 5.09 in the 40, slightly improved over his average times from the combine. Neild then impressed scouts during position drills, looking fluid and smooth. With all the talent available on the defensive line in April's draft, Neild is truly one of the position's best kept secrets. He tested better than expected, plays with a blue collar mentality and has all the nuances teams want in a starting nose tackle for the NFL. Look for him to be off the board somewhere in round three.

    Looks like a good guy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvLegpmIX4A&feature=related

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sounds like Anthony Adams

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Oh, well, THAT makes it OK.
    Like if the Bears had only taken Sayers OR Butkus.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They Play The Same Position! It'd be like drafting Barry Sanders the year after drafting Payton. Well, pretty close anyway. Bowie was supposed to be the real deal. Hindsight is 20-20. Not many people had Jordan making the impact we all know he made.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Got lockout Blues?

    Cheer:

    http://www.seahawksgab.com/2011/03/14/got-the-lockout-blues-the-sea-gals-will-cheer-you-up/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't get the whole cheerleader thing - why do they all look like tramp daughters of the Aryan Nation? Are there any black people in America? It sure looks like it when you watch football, but check out the chicks alleging to be babes on the sideline and it's all Christina Applegate clones. I vote for the Wildcat cheerleaders in Chicago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shDtJ99lT-U

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That's a whites-only policy at Seattles. Out of 20+ girls I can spot one black girl.

    http://www.seahawks.com/cheerleaders/sea-gals-videos-photos.html

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think her name is "Tokeena".

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If you blow it up on Photoshop there's a 'Shaneequa' tattoo on her titty ... and yes I would ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    When Rex says he's "tough as shit" - what he means is - he's mean as shit.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/23/buddy-ryan-battling-cancer/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fuck man, I think y 80 I'll be ready to check out regardless...

    ...or take shitloads of HGH and kick some more ass till I die from something terrible.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSe824wbJWezEgtX6uM6YrS7TqFvVAOur7BC_ExoFQGaYqdqhjW

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahahahaha.... exactly GP

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    does anyone know who were the arses that came up with the idea to move the kickoff back? I'd like to know who it(they) was. Friggin pricks. Like these jag-offs don't have anything better to do this offseason, oh yeah, there's nothing going on now in the NFL with the owners and the League. Some whiny bitch owner with sucky special teams coddles everyone into changing the rule, they don't give a crap about player safety, what a sham. Yep I'm still cranky since my G-Mason boys got pummelled by OSU... damn.

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    GP - I agree.

    GP

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    No cheerleaders needed. The drum line is better.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I hate needing standard and metric tools, often to change one part.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I was just reading about industry standards, there always tends to be two. VHS/Beta, Blu-ray/the other one, PC/Mac etc. Avoids monopolies. So there's that ...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Metric makes sense. Feet and inches are ridiculous.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Either makes sense. Both are ridiculous. Make a decision and choose one.

  • In reply to noly972:

    metric

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Does anyone know a statistics source that might have something like 'injury time-outs vs # of plays'? I doubt that the percentage of injuries on kickoffs and/or punts is as great as that for plays from scrimmage. Safety isn't the reason, it's the excuse. It's much better PR to say that than to say that there have been too many KR/PR return TDs lately which is the likely reason.

  • In reply to noly972:

    thank god you backed up your virgin post above with this one. I was already preemptively feeling bad about making fun of you for it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Aw, c'mon, MB30SD. I made a good point. Having both on the specs was what caused the Hubble's problems. Why have two sets of tools?

    It's good to know, though, that you have a conscience.

  • In reply to noly972:

    Dude has an Aegis class for his avatar. If you tease him, then it's a Tomahawk in your basement window.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    @GPLDAN - Actually, it's a Spruance Class (the USS Oldendorf). The last four Spruance class ships ended up being the first four Aegis class ships. It's basically the same hull, but with different innards.

  • In reply to noly972:

    But can it kick MY ass ...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Upon Further Review......

    The Bears Just Got Suckier

    Hey, at least you guys got the lockout going in your favor; The only thing worse than no football on Sundays is having to watch da bears.

    Boom. Roasted.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    How's that Scott Walker thing working out for the cheeselanders?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's funny cuz it's true.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    It's funny cuz I'm not from Wisconsin.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Hey, on a total side-note, I'm looking for a good cheap new laptop - any suggestions? Anyone here recently bought a new lap top or are there any techies that would recommend a certain product?

    You guys have kinda become my default info kiosk lol

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    ask MB mang, i think he is in the business. i would ask my tech guy for you but he is a tool and would tell you to get some ultra fast experimental computer that uses antifreeze to super cool the processor or some shit. I would say go on Dell or newegg.com and look at the specials if you don't need it for work. If you just want to boost your porn downloading speed just tell the Dell salesman and i'm sure he will point you in the right direction.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    No anti-freeze cooled justice league super computer for me! I have a Dell now, but it's like 6 years old, which by computer standard's is like cranking up a "horseless carriage" Mr. Burns style.

    I'm just looking for something in the $300-$400 price range that has decent memory, battery life, doesn't overheat quickly - 14-15 inch. Refurbished is fine by me.

    I figured someone on here is more of a techie than I am. And I hear you about tech guys - here's a nice little SNL sketch that sums them up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TzHbcXYwI4&playnext=1&list=PLA327A5F2C85FB32E

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Just go to best buy and ask the computer guy... there's plenty in that range if you're just looking for faster porrn. Dells are OK.

    If you ever want to upgrade to the sh Izzy, I highly recommend levono. I just got a new rig wit a touch screen and the thing is a fucking rocket.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I saw a few lenovos in the mid $500 range and they were highly rated and seem to have nice specs - but I never heard of the brand!

    What kind of lenovo do you have MB?

    I was also looking into this Dell inspiron 15r with 6gb, 2.8 GHZ on sale for about $699

    Damn, this is like buying a car. You start off wanting a volvo, but then there's that shiny sports convertible beckoning lol

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Levono bought the biz from ibm when they got out of the computer side of the biz. Chinese made, but don't let that dissuade you.

    I have a t40 series... like a Bluetooth headset, you don't know you can't live without a touch screen until you have one. It's 'spensive though. Legion had some good lower end models, but dell is your best bet in that range... it's their sweet spot.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Levono not legion... damn auto correct.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, Dell seems to be the volvo of comps, so I think I'm gonna get one of those mid-ranged ones. No touch screen for me - but hey, ignorance is bliss...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    i've got a Dell Latitude E5500 and even though it's a year old it's pretty fast mang. it was about 900

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I saw those lattitudes. Pretty sweet. I've done so much research on specs, ghz, gbs, ram, battery life, design, weight, usability that I'm gonna be dreaming in 1s and 0s...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    You'll always be paying for the Dell badge though. I repaired stuff in my first job and these things are all pretty much identical on the inside. Get the most bang for your buck and forget the name on the box.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Do you really need a laptop 85? If you go the desktop route you can just buy the parts in a shop and get them to throw them into a generic box. You can make a monster really cheaply that way (if you're into games and stuff).

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Go to google and type in Walter and see the list of suggested phrases. These suggested phrases are based off of popularity of search mostly. If you type in Walter, our beloved is still second on the list, twelve years after his death. Which is quite cool I think. Type in Chicago and Bears is comes up as the third suggestion. Type in Jesus is a and get, suprisingly enough, taco. Apparently there are a lot of people who start off their search queries with the phrase, jesus is a taco. I got the idea to try it out from this article, http://mashable.com/2009/08/11/funniest-google-suggest-results/ which I found mildly amusing.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I got (in order)

    * Liberal
    * Jew
    * Capricorn (Sweet! So am I)
    * Socialist

    Sadly, no taco... although I bet he can make a mean taco doc.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And all he needs is one mouse to feed a multitude.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Give a man a mouse, and he can eat for a minute. Give him a mouse trap and he will lose a finger.

    Gerbils 16:20

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Nice.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Poor Dave. He really planned it all out.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/dave-duerson-autopsy-repo_n_839629.html

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Damn.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    sjvl..saw that on Huffington Post last night.

    R.I.P. Double D.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I got 'jerk' and 'liberal democrat' for starters. Funny stuff.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I can almost guarantee that taco came up with Jesus cuz some idiot saw him in one.

    and keeping with Jungian archetypes, if you type in "Mary" "tortilla" will probably pop up lol

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I got an ASUS for about $500 about a year ago. 3 GB. 300 GB. After you install the native drivers it's all good for a low price. Might check them out.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    yo, thanks Irish. I'm not usually a "brand" loyal guy, but like most folks, I go with what works, and I had a Dell laptop for like 6-7 years that never really broke down on me (until the screen went black and it overheated quickly).

    I saw that there other brands outside Dell, HP and Gateway, but I wasn't exactly sure how much I should trust them. If I went with another brand, I could probably save myself like 200 bucks and basically get the same specs, so it's tempting. However, sometimes there is something to brand-er names - there's a reason they stopped making Pintos lol

    I'll check out the ASUS postehaste.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Hey man...try a Toshiba...I got my wife one for Christmas she loves it...i'm typing on it right now actually...Gets a lot of good reviews even from the techies..Toshiba Satellite L650...4Gb memory 500GB HDD...lot of bang for your buck...I paid around $500, now i see them go anywhere from 400-600 depending what u get with it. Great laptop

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    I'm hoping that you are not happy about this rule as a fan of football in general. Do you feel that taking away a key aspect of the game away from teams is fair? What if your young DB turned out to be the next Hester but this bullshit rule fucked it all up? Wouldn't it make more sense to get rid of the wedge completely?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    It's a pretty bitchmade rule. It's also unfair to make that rule after certain teams have invested more in special teams than others (Hester was already overpaid as it was).

    But for me, personally, as a fan? Obviously kick returns are some of the most exciting plays in the sport, but big return touchdowns are few and far between as it is, and when they do happen, they are almost always going the wrong way.....so, as lame is the rule might be, No, I'm not going to miss watching 300 lb offensive tackles run kicks back to the Green Bay 5 yard line on Sunday Night Football.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Why is there Limburger here?

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    Oh please god, everyone just ignore him this time. Please. I promise I will too.

    Long ugly story that I don't want to get into Guinny, just take dave's advice and don't feel the packer trolls. The seconds it will feel good will soon be replaced with mind numbing pain for days or weeks on end. brutal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I passed on one and bit on another.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If they were all like this last post, I would have absolutely no problem with their continued presence.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Yeah, thats the issue doc... it ALWAYS degenerates into "bears suck". Lost cause man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes, I used that on purpose

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It looks like Scrappy is trying to rally the troops:

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2011/3/25/2071379/bears-wr-rashied-davis-trying-to-organize-lockout-workouts?ref=yahoo

    Hopefully when the time comes, Cutty will get the WR's together and get some good work in just in case there is more of a delay. No one is really doing it right now but seeing as though we were 1 game from the big game I hope he steps up and brings these guys together in the offseason. at the very least it would shut people the fuck up about his demeanor.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I'm with ya Johnny but you don't really believe the haters will ever shut up. The dumber they are, the louder and more frequent the criticism. Cutler could win 10 SB's and those numb nuts would say it should have been 11 if he wasn't a pussy, quitter, etc.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I know he has flaws and isn't throwing to Jennings, Driver, Jones and Nelson but we brought him in to win and he did it in his 2nd year. He made throws in his first year that were so incredible and some that were so frustrating to watch. He reigned it in during the 2nd season and put up solid numbers. It will only get better as long as we don't Rex him out of town.
    I want this shit to end so the Bears can focus on the task at hand. Win a tough NFC North Division and make the playoffs again. I think Forte is going to have a Marshall Faulk type season. I see 700yds receiving since they know he can catch 10 per game and still run the rock.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    These three guys are roasted:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0325/Japan-nuclear-update-Possible-reactor-breach-evacuation-zone-expanding

    That must be the worst feeling in the world. To get blasted with enough rads to turn your testicles into microwave popcorn and not even feel anything, except a sinking feeling in your gut that you are a walking dead man. Check for hair loss after your shift is over dead. What a nightmare.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fuck man, that is so incredibly gnarly I don't even know what to say.

    Like finding out you have ALS or an inoperable brain tumor, but of your own doing.

    I know the Japanese are an intensely responsible culture and people, but jesus christ... there's no motherfuckingway you could pay me enough to get within 100 miles of that fucking mess. Holy crap.

    I would be curious to know what those guys are being paid, or is it just an honor of the job thing

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's like Samurai code. Like Spock in Wrath of Khan, man. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    exactly

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Someone beat you to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WMb9Yp4u7M

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bushido

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Bushido rules.

    I've just downloaded an epic series on Musashi Miyamoto - Japan's greatest swordsman, and his Book of Five Rings on audio. Awesome dude. He went around Japan looking for the top swordsmen and then cut them half when he found them. He had over sixty victories and fought in a bunch of wars too. Lived into his sixties. That's a tough dude. He studied combat obsessively and wrote his thoughts down in the Book of Five Rings, check it out.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    ya, I saw a documentary on him (and have read the book of five rings) - what was so awesome about him was that he was clever and unconventional.

    One time he arrived late to a death dual on purpose. By the time he got to the spot, the other samurai was so inraged by the insult, that it threw him off balance and Miyamoto killed the dude - with an OAR he carved into a weapon from the boat he arrived in!

    Bad ass mofo!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    new thread.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This kickoff thing makes my balls crawl into my stomach it pisses me off so bad. What the fuck? The Bears biggest advantage is on special teams, why do they have to fuck us like that? This offseason sucks. Thankfully Golf season is right around the corner along with bikini wearing whore season.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Totally agree Coach. Except for the golf. Not a big fan.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Hahahah... Nice canada. +1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Except if you mix the whores and golf. Coach has invented butt putting!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    there's a golf course in Vegas for that. I'm not kidding.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Bears won't be pursuing Johnny Jolly this off-season. Busted again. http://eye-on-football.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/28077642
    What a dumbass.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    bunch of fucking no-class thugs

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Dumbass indeed. He may be innocent but it doesn't sound good. I understand the addiction part of it but it blows my mind he can throw it all away. I'm guessing Houston, TX is not the most open minded judicial system in the US.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I still can't believe that fat bastard picked off Cutler.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think your thinking of BJ Raji Irish.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    jolly picked him off (or was it Hanie/Collins), fairly sure it was Cutler though.

    Mayock seems very high on this DT Phil Taylor who trimmed down to 338 and falling still. Ndk Suh type who will be there in the 2nd - we'd have to grab him if he was still there at the end of rd 2.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Raji's endzone dance was funny though ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Raji picked off Hanie and returned it for a TD in the NFC championship game.
    I still have it on my Tivo.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Jolly was suspended all last season.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    So other than the quarterback and the fat lineman that picked him off, Irish had it right.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Kind of a picky bastard, aren't you?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I found it on video, Jolly picks off Cutler one-handed in '09.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81297f20/Jolly-interception?r_src=ramp

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sonofa...
    Yes, that was ugly.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was at a bar last night in the heart of cheeseland, about 5 hours from Chicago. I'm hanging out with all Packer fans, and a Bears fan from Chicago joins the conversation. He starts acting like a cool know it all, and some kind of bad ass. He proceeds to rip Cutler a new asshole and talk about what a pussy is, and how Hanie should be the starter.
    That's the kind of idiot that gives Bears fans a bad name, just like idiot fans from other teams. He was a "tough guy". I promptly put him in his place, but I really wanted to "put him in his place". I'm too civilized for that, but he really pissed me off. I'm starting to lose my tolerance for some so-called "Bears" fans.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I'm sure the Fudgie fans were not impressed either. Growing up we had a small Catholic University in town (about 3 hours from Chicago). Same type of douchebags would act all tough and brag about being from Chicago. 9 times out of 10 they were from the burbs.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +10

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    What was the name of the school?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Dude was touting Michael Floyd as the Bears 1st rd pick in the supplemental draft (if it happens).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u9htfFUDjo

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    i like Floyd because he is a big target and catches the ball with his hands outstretched whenever possible and doesn't just let the ball come to him. That is the downfall of Knox and why he gets owned by corners.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Canada,

    God bless you for the fixie site. So, so yummy.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Glad you like it. I have to tell you that your standards are higher than mine. I was a hippie in the late '60's, early '70's and the hairy legs and pits never put me off. It wasn't my first choice but if they liked me and had a casual attitude towards sex, count me in.

    If you do get a fixie, please get brakes on it. I'd like to keep conversing with you.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I've tried to be open minded about it. It's hard though mang. It's hard. I'm not saying I wouldn't do it with a chick with hairy parts, but I'm not going to look at 'em naked online. Do 'em with the lights off.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Good Call!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I hate this time of year, right after the combine and the draft is still 3-4 weeks away. At least I have my Hawks and Bulls to keep me sane.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    And the Bulls smoked the Bucks, just to get some balance in the universe.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I'm off to see the Kissers, a kick-ass Irish folk/punk rock band with a rollicking attitude. Kind of like Flogging Molly, if anyone knows what I'm talking about. Jameson here I come.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    make me proud Cor. I was rocking the Pogues tonight with the Powers and Guinness.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I'm listening to Dropkick Murphys at the moment...I'm looking up the Kissers now though.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Sounds like too much fun. A friend of mine used to play drums with the Real McKenzies. Being half Irish I always felt guilty that I though Celtic music sucked Moose Wang. After Punk was added to it, I loved it.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Corm, this is my kind of evening!!! I have an unopened bottle of the Jameson good stuff just waiting for FM!!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I am proud of the Bears organization today for trying to move toward an agreement with the players. Good first step, I think.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2011/3/28/2075901/nfl-lockout-bears-broncos-packers-news

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    There would be alot of happy hippie chicks today then.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    You rat bastard.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I was just referring to the fact that yesterday was some global lights-out event...but now that you mention it, hahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    New Thread Please, Blogfather!

    And please put the links back at the top of the page that go the the previous and next threads. Seriously, I insist.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Aye Cap'n ... she'll nae hold together much lang-ger .... the nacelles cannae take it ... we cannae afford another post-Minnesota victory '09 type fiasco ... abandon blog ABANDON BLOG !!

  • In reply to Scottie:

    Jimmy D is rollin' in his grave.

    Trivia Fact: Doohan was an American and didn't have an accent. It was all an act.

  • In reply to Scottie:

    Don't discount the possibility of Brett Favre, who turns 42 in October, returning next season, but not with the Vikings. Maybe Carolina.

    St. Paul Pioneer Press

    Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/275030-will-favre-quarterback-carolina?eref=sihp#ixzz1Hu54YAFe

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23..yep say that too.

    ........oh btw just threw up in my mouth a little. PLEASE BRETT GIRL JUST DIE!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    What do you all think about this?:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/641949-2011-nfl-mock-draft-complete-first-round-mock-plus-pick-no-33/page/30

    more on the boy:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-Shutdown-40-31-Nate-Solder-OT-Colorado?urn=nfl-320582

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Considered to be a boom-or-bust pick by some

    Solder doesn't have a finished set of moves in pass protection, and I could see him giving up a lot of NFL sacks in the back half of his dropback outside because he tends to lunge and lurch instead of providing a smooth series of steps. Will slide off defenders too often when trying to establish power inside. With his extreme height, he's going to have issues with defenders getting under his pads and pushing him back. Occasionally comes up late in his stance, leading to disaster when he can't catch up to speed-rushing ends. Kick step looks surprisingly blocky for such an athlete. Seems to have snap-readiness issues out of a three-point stance; his initial pop is a lot quicker when he's standing up.

    Sounds like someone we would pick.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Jesus... got get 'em Jerry. Fuckena.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Because Chicago Radio has forgotten who Stan Thomas and Marc Columbo are... and we still don't have a bust as big as Mandarich on the O-Side.

    So, of course we will pick him.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One word GP... Chris Williams.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My buddy saw Olsen in Florida this past week and said he's pretty cool.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Was he carrying a hammer?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no GP that's in a few months:
    http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1431476761/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i think his exact words were:

    Olsen is pretty as fuck

  • In reply to gpldan:

    words of wisdom...........GP

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He's got great athletic skills, but doesn't move his feet well? That doesn't sound too athletic. I guess he can jump and run...and he can't pass block or remember the snap count. Draft the best mauling guard on the board if this guy's a reach.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I may have missed an earlier posting of this, but this is the player response to Goodell's letter sent a week or so ago.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2011/3/19/2060413/nfl-lockout-players-letter-commissioner-roger-goodell-full-text

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    and that my friends is the sound of a pimpslap to Goodell's face. I am now predicting work stoppage spilling over into season.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    It's more like the sound of extended urination. Just that stream of liquid hitting dirt sound that you hear when a big dog lifts its leg during walkies.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i'm trying to envision the resolution to this particular pissing contest and honestly I can't see it. I know at some point it will get resolved but I wholeheartedly wish we could send our own letter to both sides from our "fan's union" and give them the ultimatum.

    Dear Owners and Players,

    Fucking work something out or daddy closes the wallet and you can all kiss your lucrative careers and team ownership juggernaut franchises goodbye. Please ask some of the oldtimers what it was like to play for a steak and a glass of shitty scotch before returning to their steel mill job. That is what it was like before fans poured 6.5 BILLION dollars into the league.

    Sincerely,
    Your fucking meal ticket/sugar daddy/we the fans

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Owners have long memories. And graphs. Rich people see the world in graphs.

    And you know what they see when they look at the 1994-1995 MLB Strike?

    You can shit all over the fans, you can take a dump right on the game and blow out an entire year or even two years, and the fans return pretty quickly. Once the game is going, they come back again.

    Like that letter to Goodell says: owners have plotted the course of this fight out Sun Tsu style, since 2007. The only thing unexpected in this battle is some judge they haven't gotten to yet turning a case decision some way they hadn't already planned for. The NFLPA got a pretty clear message they weren't going to be bargained with, everything so far is according to owners plan.

    Only when the rulings start coming in April with the Brady clan, will we see anything at all change.

    My prediction is actually that the owners win this thing outright. They will break the players back once and for all, they will not stop until the whole thing is blown out of the water. If that takes TWO years, it's worth enough billions to them when they restart that they will fight now.

    So, blame the MLB fans of the late 1990s (know any?) for this playing out as it has. They plotted all those data points the moment they ran back to the game claiming all was forgiven.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +100

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I bet, too bad he's only a mediocher 1st rd TE. (sorry Johnny, couldn't resist)

    Oh and then there's this...

    "In a draft that's bursting at the seams with talented defensive linemen, someone will inevitably slip through the cracks. South Florida prospect Terrell McClain wanted to make sure he would not be the one and gave scouts something to think about after his pro-day performance. Thirty teams showed up for Thursday's workout, including the Chicago Bears brain trust (general manager Jerry Angelo, head coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli) and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

    McClain, who tipped the scales at 297 at the combine, ran his 40 in the low 4.8s, an improvement of about .15 from Indianapolis. His work in position drills was outstanding. McClain was smooth in all his movements and showed a violent hand punch during bag drills. His workout today and performances at the combine and during Shrine week could seal McClain as a top 60 selection.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/nfl-draft-pro-days-2011/index.html#ixzz1Hv3KqJhg"

    You guys ready for Jerry's draft to look like this:
    Rd 1 - DE
    Rd 2 - Cornerback (Project)
    Rd 3 - OL
    Rd 4 - LB
    Rd 5 - OL
    Rd 6 - who cares... jesus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and 'Brain Trust'?!?!?

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaa... haaaaaa... heeeeh heeeeh.... he he... uhhhh... uhem... *snif* *sniff* *tear*

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That would be awful not to address OL early with quality talent. That would be the ultimate Lovie bullshit draft.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jerry/Lovie draft... for fuck sake GP, can we not get one good fucking draft? just fucking one? I mean, with all the info they have on these kids can it REALLY be that hard?

    btw, do you have your fallout suit yet? I think target has a special on right now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I decided to just write a song instead....

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

    Water in containment
    please don't heat
    The door is locked
    just you and me.
    Can I take you to a temperature
    that melts glass sweet
    You can watch yourself
    while you are eating me.
    Water in containment
    I just can't stop it,
    Every Saturday you see me
    furiously mopping.
    Find no interest in the
    pipes and welds
    Just a thousand isotopes
    in my own sweet self...
    Water in containment
    You're the water in containment
    You're my water in containment
    You're my water in containment...
    Water in containment

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Very nice GP. And one of my favorite bands of all time. Dave Wakling still plays all the time here in San Diego... does all the old songs. Pretty fucking sweet.

    One of my favs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXOuRtllecc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLRoVUzg3Q

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jesus, 6th grade camp anyone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDcZnL2h8ys

    Them were the days!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think the question should be this:

    Is this the New Tourist Marketing for Japan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEp3L-ISJ-8

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this I think is our better bet

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/647500-chicago-bears-insider-is-mike-pouncey-the-answer

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    OMFG, that is only the exact plan I came up with on DBB. Stop stealing my ideas BR!!!

    Oh Jerry, I will send you a Strawberry shortcake with real sugar if you draft Pouncey in one. Not that he gets to play this year anyway, but just on draft merit you can have yummy cake.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And, for the record, if DMan needs to go to the Ravens to make that happen - then you make THAT happen. The new kickoff rule means Manning is only good as a safety to us, and he's not that good at that.

    We need the Pouncester

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... caaaaaaaake.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    as copied and pasted from wiki by (lobotobear)-

    The kernel, the soul

  • In reply to gpldan:

    To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here's a nice little ditty about nuclear fallout from a band when they were still rocking.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9d5fgDHEQA

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    aw fuck me!

    it should be

    1-OL
    2-OL
    3-WR
    4-LB
    5-project
    6-project

    but knowing the Headmaster
    1 project
    2 project
    3 project
    4 project
    5 project
    6 well you know the answer

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Great idea Waffle. We the fans should draw up our own letter. See if we can get it up on one of the major sites. The closing line you provided is perfect.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    All I have to say about this is AWWWWWWSOME BROOOTHER!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFZA7AjnRq4

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..more like classic... remember this match as if it were yesterday

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    JA INVITE HIS ASS and GET HIM NOW:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/28/mike-pouncey-says-hell-attend-the-draft-if-invited/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A DOH MOMENT for the donkeys.......

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/26/elway-calls-cutler-the-kind-of-player-you-dont-give-up-on/

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    It's all posturing until the court rulings start coming out.
    I belive April 6th the court with rule whether or not the the NFLPA "Union Decertification" is a sham.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Speaking of which...
    http://www.uclick.com/client/spi/tm/

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was here:
    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/feature/madden2012cover

    I was looking at the Rd 1 matchup between Aaron Rodgers and Suh. I voted Suh, of course, and I watched the little video of Suh highlights in Madden 12. They mostly consisted of blowing past Roberto Garza and slamming Cutler into the ground.

    "Yep", I said, "that looks pretty realistic to me."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Good One!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Good job with the restraint Cor. I have a few friends who spew the same crap and I just won't tolerate it. Isn't it odd how they all say it with the know-it-all attitude? Ugh.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Corm..Think of it this way, they are the same bitches who would win the lottery for 2 million and as they get the cash go, "It's only two mil, that's it"?

    Side Note:

    To all the bitches who forgot how many QB's we have had since Jimmy Mac....... how many? If I am correct it's 27 if not more.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    oh..it's been 30 yeah "F" ing 30!

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

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    compared to GB WHO HAVE HAD ONLY TEN!!!! TEN!!!!!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    +1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    the law of unintended consequences. When Bikers were mandated to wear helmets, MORE bike accidents/injuries took place. No one knows exactly why the correlation exists, except maybe that the bikers felt empowered and falsley protected by a plastic helmet and took bigger risks.

    I'm hearing some interesting grumbling from certain football ppl that this new KO rule may actually INCREASE injuries because it may ennoble the kick off teams to pooch kick off it more, thus taking away a KRs 5-10 yard head start to see the field and avoid getting crushed.

    It's an intersting theory. I wonder if our bad ass Toub will choose to pooch kick off? Maynard maybe of some use yet. He's got no leg, but he can pin it at the five pretty good, though it may be entirely different trying to keep it INbounds.

    Gould too is probably more accurate than strong, though this last year his leg got a little stronger.

    We got maniac SP tacklers - it could be interesting.

    P.S. I still hate the rule. I wish it would be on "probation" for a year, just to see what happens, and if it makes the game more boring, then just go back to the old rules next year.

    P.S.S. if there is a year.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    I'll pass on the helmets and go with a link to increased popularity of drinking for five hundred Bob!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ... the needs of the few ... or the one.

    {NERD ALERT!}

    Damn!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    So you guys are having a good conversation up there, but I think the point of the article got instantly lost.

    I have been amongst those who said get rid of scrappy to open up a spot, but I gotta be honest, he's one solid mofo on and off the field. I have a soft spot for leaders man since I really tried to fill that spot in HS when I played. Seeing guys trying to rally a bunch of spoiled millionaires to get back to work to get better brings a tear, and give me so much respect for that guy. He deserves to keep his spot just for being one of the few leaders not only on our team, but in the NFL. Nice to see these days when everything

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    HOly shit what an epic Weird Al reference!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There are all types leaders MB. I too would like to see Cutler leading the charge. However, he might still be re-habbing the knee. Who knows? I also wish his body language wasn't so fucked, but it is. Oh well. Last year, everything I read said he was the first one in and the last one to leave every day during the off season.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I only knew one type when I was in school Canada, but hey, I'm old.

    Far as I'm concerned leadership is a polar proposition

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB there are vocal leaders (the rah-rah types), leaders by example, quiet leaders that don't say much but when the do ...

    The guy is an odd duck, no doubt about it. However, everything I've read by teammates, coaches and family say he cares deeply about football and being a winner. I've got to go with that. I really don't buy into a lot of the media BS.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1

    Remember during his first training camp with the team when reports told of him running down the field to chew out Iglesias for trying to catch one handed. He IS a leader. We just only hear the negative.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Just thinking about Cutler's knee - by walking off under his own steam he probably worsened the injury, so his toughness made things harder for recovery. But he's expected to walk off hurting. Just like boxing ; sick and wonderful.

    I'd like to dedicate that use of the semi-colon to Caleb Hanie. Stick around son, we'll need you.

    Anyone up for signing Flynn from GB? Then we'd have an FU QB roster.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Most good QB's in this league have been better than average guys surrounded by good players and that fact helped them be better leaders. We finally have top talent at QB and he is surrounded by reasons why he will never be great. Sid Luckman was awesome because no one knew what a fucking forward pass was back then. Now we have guys that play arena football that would have been the single greatest football player of all time if they played in 1940.
    My point is that you take a guy with top 2% skills and you let him mature in an environment that is semi conducive to success and you see that talent grow and leadership along with it. You stick that same guy on a team that has receivers that don't go to the ball, blockers that can't block consistently and fans that suck balls and you get Cutler. A guy who rarely let's his teammates have it and certainly won't throw them under the bus in the press because 1. he knows he has to do better himself
    2. there is a talent cap on the players he has to work with.
    His only downfall is that he doesn't sit there like a bitch and take shit from pussy reporters who sit and criticize from the sidelines and play monday morning Montana.
    Let's see what the kid does with his 3rd year and whether we do anything to put him in a better position to win. Last year we didn't give him much and he still got us to the NFC champeeeenship. He didn't ride the coat tails of special teams or defense. He did it with the guys he had.
    Scrappy, damn that fucking scrappy guy, is a leader because he will stick his neck in there against anyone and doesn't give fuck. Cutler is the same way and that is why the players like him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love Scrappy - - and totally disagreed with you when you wanted to toss him aside.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    i think he has the heart of a lion but admit that i wanted his roster spot taken by someone that would have more impact on offense. He did decent in the slot when given the chance and contributes on special teams so unless they find someone better to replace him i say give the man a chance again to make the squad and play.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    there's 400 guys on the market this year. Is Scrappy better than all of them? We need to fill lots of holes and people have to go. It's like Ditka said : Walk with me and we'll win the super bowl, but some of you in this room won't be here.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Football as we know it ended with the fucking cheeseheads winning the Super Bowl.

    Shit.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    That's all I think about.. that and Calculus.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Calculus pop quiz. What's the rate of change of the speed at which your life is life is ticking away artoo?

    Tee hee!

    Wait ... that's probably 'zero' because it's a second at a time and that's a constant. Scratch that.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    That is what chaps my ass about the Bears. They renewed Lovie, they go around and fucking say "hey, we had a good season" and "we are on the right track with things."

    Fuck off.

    You let the Pack off the hook on the last game of the season with the most pathetic offensive display in years, and then they snuck in and ran the table, finishing up the NFC at the Bears house with a punch in the mouth.

    Lovie should at least be contrite and say the loss bothered him. Pre - fucking -tend it bothered him.

    In actuality, all he cares about is his own ass and staying employed.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    100-fucking-% GP... 100-fucking-%

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Agree with ya GP but our O sucked donkey dicks against the Fudgies all 3 games.

    The last sentence could be applied to almost everyone that has a good job and a family.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's the shit I'm talking about GP! Lovie's mission statement was beat Green Bay? FAIL! Kick their ass in the last game of the season and they're not even in the playoffs! Three fucking points?! Three.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    What I meant was this...

    We made it this close to the SB, and now with the labor dispute and all the rule changes the suits are putting through, football as we knew it just more than a month ago is toast.

    I thought that with a few changes/additions/subtractions, my beloved Bears would gel and roll right back to contention.

    Now it looks like football itself may be in jeopardy this year, and with a year hiatus, the gelling I imagined will not happen.

    Our last look at football as we know it is unibrow hoisting the Lombardi - - - and that makes me sick.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He'll be 32 next season, if there is one. I'll take a nice big WR in FA if it means bye bye Scrappy. Or a tackle, or a LB, or a FS ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    agreed

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Big touchdown returns are pretty commonplace around Chicago.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ya, no kidding.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNgMnsT63xY

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    This stupid rule is based on an NFL study that 60-70% of concussions last year occurred during returns. I don't know the kickoff to punt breakdown. But, I do remember Desean Jackson getting murder bonered by the Giants specials unit last year and having to miss a couple games. Hope all is well with ya'll. I'm holding off with football until both of these greedy parties learn to share the wealth. And to pull this shit in the midst of a recession. Fucking greed. Plus, D.Rose and the Bulls are crushing it. I smell bulls v. lakers finals on the 20th anniversary of the Bulls first title and the beginning of their dynasty.
    Everything else is on the up and up w/ the new job and woman, but of course my dad tries to always keep me in check. The other day, he tells me : "You're just a lucky fucking guy. If people start telling you your dick looks bigger, remember that it's not."

  • In reply to Crowned:

    He's a wise man. Too bad that so many people believe their own hype once they make a few bucks.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Crown... did you hear my denny green story man?

    Oh and is this your dad: http://twitter.com/shitmydadsays

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love this kid, now he's making millions of him living with his mom and dad...God is America great or what!!!!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    GO BULLS!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Not to say that Hester/manning weren't a threat on kick returns, but I want to say that their recent big plays have all been punt returns?? Obviously the Bears benefitted from some cautious kickoffs that won't be as prevalent in the coming seasons but Hester hasn't scored on a kickoff since...the superbowl maybe? or 2007?

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    2008 was a lost year for Hester on returns; his numbers were meh, while Manning picked up most of the KR duties.
    In 2009 he was hardly utilized at all on kick returns, and had a much reduced role on punt returns as he was being utilized extensively at wide receiver for the first time.
    Manning had pretty good averages the last three years and had several KR td's called back for questionable blocking penalties.
    Manning consistently provided good to great field position on KRs. Some poor judgement and luck played into his lack of TD production on them.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And punt returns are ALWAYS going to be where you see the TDs/big plays...so, the rule change sucks, but I'm not tremendously worried that it's going to disproportionately affect the Bears versus any other team with decent ST play.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    first of all Manning doesnt return PR, and Hester hasnt been in KR for the past three years. Recently last year he was in the about half the time but not full time.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Anyone see the NCAA wrestling champ who was born with one leg?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpfq7J2VRlc
    Great story. There was a varsity wrestler on our team who didn't have the use of either leg, but he was a tough SOB. He had incredible upper body strength, and rarely got pinned. He essentially started every match down 0-2, but still won about 30% of his matches. I had a lot of respect for that guy.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Ya, I saw that! I was at Little Tokyo (figure that would somehow boost their economy), and they were showing wrestling. I was pretty surprised cuz it's a very japanese restaurant and not a sports bar. Anyhow, the sound wasn't on or anything and inbetween chit-chatting with my gal pal, I glimpsed up and saw this guy shooting to the mat, hobbling with one leg. Man, I thought I drank too much saki, but sure enough, he won.

    He's an Awesome story!

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    what a douchebag. My offer still stands, I can meet you anytime anywhere. Bring all your gear cause after i woop your ass, Im burning that shit!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    :o)

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    1600 Pennsylvania avenue NW
    Washington, DC, 20500

    20 minutes?

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Is it a quick commute from your bus stop?

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Pretty sure the guy who lives there is actually a bears fan.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I hope Obama gets Urlacher to give the packers their White House tour. Priceless.

  • In reply to MichBearFan:

    Hopefully he shows them Obama's autographed Woodson jersey.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    I hope Obama is called away to something actually worthwhile and they get the photo op with Boner, um, I mean Boehner.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Deion Deion, I thought you said you gotta love your fellow man. Where is the love, Deion?

    I am just not feeling the Neon today.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=6257358&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sanders sounds like he thinks he's Master Yoda, and the NFL's top talent are his younglings. He's more like one of the fucks the Wayans Brothers portray.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    sorry i haven't been on in a while fellas (and lad(ies)).

    non-Bears issues: (the reason i haven't been on in a while). had a phone interview w/ a job and it went so well i have a 2nd interview in a week. pray for me everybody (for the non-religious people, a simple well wish will do just fine).

    Bears issue: this KO issue is fuckin' bullshit. like Jeff said, this is not the real problem in football...not sure what is causing the injuries, but this is DEFINITELY not it. did a KO play knock out Brady for the year? no. smh...why does my team have to be punished because the NFL has a hard on for an 18-game schedule (which contradicts the KO issue) and wants to make more moolah? thank God for the NBA (which could lock out too). if there's no NFL or NBA, expect for crime rates across the country to skyrocket.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    good luck bro. I know how the Job economy is going and its tuff.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Good luck FQD. Hope you land the job. Can't bring myself to pray for you (saving the praying for my deathbed, trying to cover my bases). I'll be shocked if the changes make KO's safer, other than fewer returns and more touchbacks. Makes no sense whatsoever.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    A good friend and fellow Bear fan came up with this:

    If you're going to move the kick-off up to the 35, then you ought change the "out-of-bounds-kick-off" rule to include kicking the ball thru the back of the endzone.

    Also, just how many collisions is this new rule going to avoid?
    There's still going to be a lot of hitting before the players
    realize that there isn't going to be a runback on a given kick.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Kick some ass, FQD.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Go get 'em FQ.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Best of luck to you! Hope it's something you like to do and it pays well.

    There's always hockey!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    yeah, good luck FQ. And if I were an agnostic, I guess I would wish you well AND pray for you, just in case.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Good luck on the job FQD...great avatar pic, i had a jacket very similar and that living room looks oddly like mine growing up in Des Plaines! look like you might be one of the cluster of 1974-1975 babies on his blog? Looks like an early 80's pic u have there?

  • In reply to tedtaxon:

    that's Jay Cutler Reno

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Oh shit! I'm a dumbass lol. That's some good stuff.Well i was right on the midwest living room reference..time frame a couple yrs off tho. Sweet had the same jacket as a young jay cutler...hmmm now how bout having the same blonde gf? My wife won't mind she thinks she's hot too!

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Im almost at the edge. Hope is fading.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    keep hope alive fres

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Despair ain't just a river in Egypt.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    :o)

  • In reply to noly972:

    Ten bucks says the Chargers were helping to push this new rule.

  • In reply to noly972:

    Interesting correlation between Walter Payton and my beloved Wisconsin Badgers basketball team: Coach Bo Ryan makes his players run a hill over and over each year for mental and physical training before practices start. He's been doing it for 25 years, since his days at Platteville, when coincidentally Walter was still playing with the Bears and training camp was in Platteville. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGzEZpcOX00

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Nonsense, back to Imperial. Now I'll have two gills of kool-aid please. A shilling and six pence? Hang on, I've got half a crown here, can you give me the change in farthings please guv'nor?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Unless The true persona is schitzophrenic, there is no way in Trac's hell they are the same person. I'd bet your left nut on it.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    thanks for that doc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well I'm sure as hell not gonna bet mine. Sheesh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What was that thing about finding your ideas interesting and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter... ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and this is for all you guys doing the DBB bracket thing: http://www.sportspickle.com/opinion/5653/flowchart-is-your-ncaa-bracket-busted

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's an ugly tourney MB. Talk about goin down the crapper in a heart beat.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Sorry about the Murph. Hopefully you guys can still have some fun with it.... just pull for our Aztecs?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I am pulling for them since ND got knocked out.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    excellent.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Peter king actually brings some value: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/03/20/mmqb/1.html

    Page 2, the first page was a mike vicka nd dung-y blow job. No thanks (if you must, just skip around reading direct comments from vick, you'll get the picture).

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I'm pourin' one out for my homie right now just in case that pass that ridiculous new rule: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WcAxbxx9yo

    Oh yeah, and a quick shout out to my boy Earl the Pearl for that beautiful fucking de-cleater. A true thing of beauty.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    the only teams that will vote for that are the ones that suck on special teams

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Send Steve Sabol a letter or better yet, a Chicago postcard with get well wishes:

    Steve Sabol
    1 NFL Films Plaza
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

    I'm pretty sure he will read everything, and I bet cheer him up. I mailed mine today with a note about how much NFL films has meant to me.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Something wrong with Steve Sabol? Damn.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    brain tumor.

    Don't believe what they say about you GP, you're a nice guy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Holy shit! Is death the prognosis? That fucking sucks. His family about as much to do with making the game as loved as it is, as the players themselves (about 100x more than your avg NFL owner by the way, McCaskey's included).

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Death is all of our prognosis, dude.

    Now drink that bacon-ade.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm going with Hicks on this one, "Death is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves."

    Thanks to whoever gave props to Doug Stanhope there a while back, don't know how I missed that guy til now. He remembers shit pretty well for a drunk. Good guy.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Brain tumors. Anthony Burgess was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given six months to live. A year later he'd written six novels and the tumor had disappeared. Get busy livin' or ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Of course the flip side to that was one of my best friends (knew him from the age of 5). After an operation (cut a huge horseshoe in his noggin), chemo and radiation, he was unable to read or speak, ended up in a wheelchair and died. I agree with the get busy living but with brain cancer, most of the time it's a death sentence.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    But it's important to know that people do survive it, that living with a purpose can keep you healthy. You're dead as soon as you throw in the towel.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB no betty on the lefty testy!!! Doc your safe....hhhhhhheeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhheeeeeeee

    I am way to liberal to be Trac! I try not to go political here but think of it this way I live in Northern New Mexico we are pretty DEEP BLUE here !!!

    as for not blogging just waiting on the sidelines to see when these greedy FU!$#!@#$!$@#S(Owners/Players) will finally stop fighting over the last nickel..crickey the ones getting the dirty sanchez are us the fans. I WANT MY FOOTBALL and quit f#!@$#$!@ing it up.

    MB...family good?........just got back from two weeks of Mickey and Harry Potter and damn didn't see any bad economy there! watching parents toss money at a mouse and him smiling all the way to the bank.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Nice! Glad to have you back lobo.

    We're good thanks my man, the little one is getting there, but I hardly know what the outside look like, never mind a date night with the missus.

    Yes, all things point to a recovery here... as much as they allow at least. Hope you guys are well and that you had fun giving a filthy vermin your hard earned cash.

    Go football.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Our lives as we knew then are over MB. The rest is all prologue as Mr. Vonnegut used to say. At least there's still football ... hopefully.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    WOW! I hate to say this but football isnt the game that I loved before. Play the game it was meant to be played. These fuckers are nobodys, and if the players aint complaining then fuck why are they? Im tired of this shit and Im seriously fed the fuck up with the way this League is heading.

    Just get it over with and make it flag football already. Save us the time and bullshit.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    agree fresno.....one reason I have not been to much into it the NFL. Ever since our fearless Commish Fukell has been "CF"ing the game..

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    It's definitely gone from leather helmets to Gucci handbags.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh and btw MB... I'm gone for a little bit and you turn your ass on your bro.. DAMN that's COLD...lol

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    ??????

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I did NOT turn on you my man... I wasn't making a personal, or political philosophy, or any other comparison other than when trac bails, you seem to disappear too.

    I love you maaaaan.

    And I like trac, I just think he's had some rough times and had become a bit angry/jaded... which is fine, I think we all do as life goes on.

    Welcome back.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    dude just playing with yah.. It's all good

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's so sweet.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    damn you corm. daaaamn you.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    for you Cor:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCqcMOB6STc

    LOL!!!!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Doc did you hear about the radiation. Kinda scary man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..for Sabol?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    said more in the last few hours than the last few months..I'm out Boyz.

    Is pre-season here yet?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...or Japan? 2012 is nigh (I'm sure is your point).

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    yes. we're all fucked.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn Mayan's:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VXa82AuwHU

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Hmmm...

    If you add 9-11-01 and 3-10-11 together, you get 12-21-12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh NOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUNZ!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That last line made me fucking laugh GP.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I've been trying to figure out where that line comes from. Oh NOES!!!!!! RUNZ!!!! but can't for the life of me remember. It's not from Charlie the Unicorn is it? I know I know it. Care to share guys?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I think that was all gp doc.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Saw an article on penis head over at some other CN Bears blog:

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bears-huddle/2011/03/trent-dilfer-continues-to-bash-jay-cutler.html#more

    Penis Head no likey Chin Chin.

    If Kreutz is coming back next year, I'm going to start calling him and Cutler "Spritle and Chin Chin"

    Kreutz looks like Spritle all grown up

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080331021905/speedracer/images/3/36/Spritle.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dilfer is no doubt a tool, but when he says that Cutler might do 8-8 unless he gets his act together is absolutely spot on. Accuracy, decision-making and mechanics need to improve. People can say he's the worst QB to ever win a SB, but he's got one more than Cutler who choked on his big day.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Common Irish (nice to have you back btw, where have you been?).

    I agree with the mechanics part, but Dilbert is a fucking utter moron. Going 8-8 wouldn't be Jay's fault... it just doesn't cut that way and in all seriousness, the dude ain't Brady Quinn man (he sure as hell ain't tom brady either, but...).

    He could drive the team to a 10+ wins, but if we only go 8-8 it won't be all on Jay... he is the driving force behind big wins, but unless he totally regresses and implodes like he did against the redskins and A.Hall last year, an even season won't be on him. I could be convinced that he could helm a sub 7 win team IF he does indeed regress, but a .500 season is a team effort.

    That all said, I think he continues to improve next year IFF Jerry doesn

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can actually see old JA having a helluva time at the Chucky Cheese on draft day.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oh, and this is ridiculous in so many ways: http://lastangryfan.com/2011/03/cowboys-wr-dez-bryant-banned-from-dallas-mall-for-low-hanging-pants/

    Oh and if Butterfinger doesn't win it all, I will be shocked: http://www.thevictoryformation.com/?p=41032

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lookin like a Fool with your pants on the ground.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..this is what happens when you go saggin commando style..really "PULL YOUR PANTS UP YOU FU!@%#$!@%$K" dipshits!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlbn6LPE1cQ&feature=related

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    scary part is these dipshits will pay twice as much for less pants.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Dilfer is desperately groping around for a fan base and hoping he clings onto one. Of course he'd try to capitalize on the Jay-haters like the rest of the media. I feel sorry for him. NFC North Champions BTW 2010!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As is often the case on new rules, the coaches almost universally HATE the proposed rule changes for kick-offs. This, of course, means nothing since the competition committee routinely ignores the input of the coaches.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hmm. I think this rule change and the hih-handed way in which it was rammed thru sends a message from the NFL to it's coaches, don't you?

    Something along the lines of "Screw you, Coaches."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I read somewhere that the owners are vindictive egomaniac pricks and that they would punish those who dared challenged their sovereignty - here's step one.

    You can't advocate for 18 games (and if they had it there way, same pay and less benefits and healthcare) AND claim player safety.

    Owners don't care about the game, just the bottom line. Why don't ppl understand this?

    On the optimistic side, Hester will is now guaranteed to hold the record until time ends.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    "their"

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    didn't the packers return a kick against the falcons this year to fuck them?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Actually, Waffle, it was the Falcons who ran a kick-off back against the Pack to keep them in the game until "Matty Ice" Ryan did his best "Bad Narcissus" impression with that pick-six at the end of the first half.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Hester's post on Facebook:

    Devin Hester
    Hey hey fans don't get mad about the new rule, my run back just going 2 be over a 100 yards now. I hate them 90 something yards anyway!!!!!!

    nothing can stop the flyer...until they outlaw punt returns

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    sometimes i wish i didn't live in Chicago so i wouldn't be subjected to the comment sections of local articles about the Bears. Some of the most idiotic comments i've ever read. Comments like Cutler is the worst QB in the league and is not welcome back in Chicago, Lovie is the worst coach in the history of the Bears, etc. It's hard to fathom that there are people out there that are that obtuse.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Agreed. But then when you look at the state of the world and all the fucked up head-in-the-sandedness that keeps the world from ever changing for the better, it's not really so surprising.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    agreed.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    To anybody who can answer me. Jefe, I'm looking at you. Why did they change the blog format, to not include the links in the upper right and left hand corners, that go the the previous or next thread? Has anybody else noticed they were gone? What gives? That used to be warning that a new thread had started. Bring them back, please. Me change no like.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Damn, Doc, I hadn't noticed that.

    +1.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    You got me Prof, but I haven't been checking in as often. And agreed ...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Da Blog's disdain for Penis-head over his misguided hard-on for Chin-Chin is no secret. But I liked this read, so figured I'd give the author some free pub. Whatever. I shouldn't even give disclaimers. I should just say, I'm da blog doc, what I say goes, now read this motherfucker....

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bears-huddle/2011/03/trent-dilfer-continues-to-bash-jay-cutler.html

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Psssssst! Doc!

    Read up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh yeah. That must be the link I followed to get the article in the first place. Well, in that case, GP, let me just say that your theories intrigue me and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    It has boobies in it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sign me up!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hef bought back his interest in Playboy, trying to save that sinking ship. I say, merge with PFW. Bunnies could have layouts between the football reporting. The ultimate back-of-the-john mag.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm in. I'm a bicycle nut so one of my favorite sites features fixed gear bikes and ladies in various states of undress (bless their hearts).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Well..... What's the site? Don't tease a brother!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    http://www.thefixfixfix.com

    Most of the women look normal. As in, not stripperish. That's a huge plus for me. Whenever I see women in the media that look like strippers or totally re-constructed (either photoshop or the surgeon) it really turns me off.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    100%. Sans makeup, sans fake lips, sans gucci handbags, sans all that fu-fu shit. I do prefer a pair of shaved legs and pits though. That's one hippy line I do not cross.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d81ee93b4/2010-Season-in-Six-Minutes

    Are you fucking serious? What is it with the media's hatred of the Bears?!?! First 3 and a half minutes of this fucking thing and they show the bears 3 times for half a second each, all when we're getting beaten? We were top four in the league!!?!?! They showed the fucking jags, dolphins, and browns more than anything. Jesus NFL.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..com'n bud, this league is run by fucking suits, parody brother, first five teams were shit this year, so show them on video to get their fan-base excited to buy the propaganda that they are any good FUCK YOU BOYS! It's about the $$$$ and hatred to the Bears..simple. All the talking head didn't want to admit the no jack shit seeing none of them chose the Bears to go anywhere.

    F U FUCKDELL
    F U ESPN
    F U Rich Eisenshit
    F U NFL Network
    F U DILDOFER
    F U FOX
    F U Howie, Gap-tooth, old bradbitch and of course jim dong
    and all the candy ass bitches you are.

    and damn't someone one pass me a tylenol!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    oh btw BIGGEST FU TO AIKFUCK!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    btw ....Did I forget anyone?

    please add below:

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I believe you missed this one:

    FU Mike Golic

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Roach cracks-back on the crack-back.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=6255378

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    LDL..GROWING INTO A NEW PAIR:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ee8b58/article/bears-coach-smith-still-rushing-to-criticized-cutlers-defense

    keep it coming LDL we will get you to get pissed and show them you have emotions!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is why some of us bitch and moan until we get our Lombardi. We have to give them something to show, and then it's us that gets repeated all over the shop.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My buddy just got a new fixie. It's pretty crazy. Skid stops and such. He says it's already made his legs stronger after just a few weeks. I gotta admit, I'm tempted. He showed me some video of dudes bombing down busy San Fransisco streets, in and out of traffic, each with total contempt for the rules of the road. Crazy shite.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I almost bought one in the '80's. Back then they were just called track bikes. Gotta admit the guys that have no brakes are nuts. The messengers and the crazies make it harder on all the regular bikers. They piss off motorized traffic and the drivers take it out on the rest of us slugs. Oh well. Almost every messenger has been hit by a car.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Agreed. It's cool to watch on a video. But in reality, it makes motorists hate cyclists all the more.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh NOES.... RUUUUNZ!!!!

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/22/traces-radiation-reach-california/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Of course, as we all know - the radioactive water pours over a gila monster on a beach, which goes out to sea and returns as...

    GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Didnt know there were Gila monsters in japan

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So Jeff, you're saying that because the Browns and the Bears have good kick returners that they should oppose moves designed to improve player safety based on that?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

    That's the sign of the trolling fishing boat letting out it's line. Do my best Quinn/Robert Shaw impression from Jaws:

    "Hey there, Chief. Watch that line. You never know what'll be on the other end, there."

    i.e. if we cared about player safety, we'd just eliminate the kicking game entirely. And - no passes more than 20 yards because people get running too fast then and the collisions are too hard. No, that's no fun.

    Lead shoes. That's it. Everyone has lead shoes. Nobody can run that fast, but Hester is STILL faster than most. But nobody can run that fast, so nobody can hit that hard.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, really? I'm guessing you're playing devil's advocate. I'll play along. Last season the Bears had one injury on kickoffs last year. A sprained ankle.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Speaking of Jeff... where's ours shirt's ats dood?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    You can hear them on the Score on your car radio. They exist.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    it's hard to listen to that shit. It is kind of funny when someone will say something so ridiculous that even Boers and Bernstein take offense. Sadly it is usually Dan McNeil that is talking the most shit and Terry and Dan won't call him on it.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Excellent points. And a maximum carry per game for running backs looks to be not a million miles away the way things are going. QBs will need notes from their mothers to make 7 step drops.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It took some doing, but I found out who the members are. See here http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81e8d10f/article/falcons-mckay-to-chair-nfl-competition-committee

    I believe Marvin Lewis is the only coach on the committee, although John Fox was there for years until he was fired recently.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Nice work. It's like trying to find out who's on the federal reserve or who censures hollywood...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey Bears Fans!!!

    Just checking in. Peanut is doing great and growing like a weed. We are involved in a gutting/complete kitchen remodel, so life has been insane.

    I'm still siding with the players on the lockout. The more Goodell says the less I like him. I think the draft will be pretty interesting, but not very exciting.

    I miss FOOTBALL!!!

  • In reply to sjvl:

    No wonder you haven't been around. Good luck with the renos. Hope Peanut is doing his business outside!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Getting better, Canada, but he's not there yet. I will post a new photo soon - I think he has exceeded 20 lbs in his 9 weeks. Vet visit tomorrow.

    Aah renovations..... Our stove died and we thought hey! Let's paint! Now it's gutted and the plumber is coming tomorrow.

    No game tix for me this year - probably for no one actually.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Okay, Peanut's a dog. I thought you'd dropped a sprog and named it after #33. Which would have been a-okay with me Sarah Jane Victoria Lynn ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    "dropped a sprog"??? Really??? Oh, Irish.

    No, my sprogging days are behind me thankfully, and Peanut is a puppy. Bernese & Tibetan Mastiff - 23 lbs at 9 weeks.

    You ought to see these Pennsylvanians faces when I explain why he is named Peanut. Priceless.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    new pic please.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    There you go! It's a little dark, but a good shot of his face.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Looking good! Is there a devil behind that sweet face?

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Very Excellent! I wish I could pet him. That's gonna be one big-ass hairy nut!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Oh, there is definitely a devil inside this doggy. Lucky for him he is so cute.

    Hairy nut indeed. And speaking of nuts, I plan to have his removed asap.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Good idea. I'm sure he'll lay a guilt trip on you for a while. Our little bichon did years ago. Sure calmed him down. He still would jump up and hump other dogs. From the front, back and sides. I'm sure it was a dominance thing but it was really embarrassing. I always told the other dog owners he was confused and in denial.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ee38c1/article/kickoffs-moved-to-35yard-line-touchbacks-to-stay-at-20?module=breaking_news

    Kickoffs moved to the 35. Touchbacks stay at the 20.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    A move truly designed to eliminate the kickoff return. That is unfortunate. Hester and Manning will still take that shit out from the back of the endzone so fuck'em all.

    In other news:
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ee3346/article/repaired-shoulder-healing-well-lions-qb-stafford-says

    Stafford will be ready to go just in time to get hurt by Peppers again this season.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Oh, and here's another interesting info outlet: http://twitter.com/duringdalockout

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..+1 brother

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Awww CRAP! That news sucks!

    A friend and I have been buying up the various "History of... " team DVDs. No surprise, it's all outstanding stuff. I even came away much more respectful of Al Davis after watching the Raider volume. If you don't at least have the Bears History set, SHAME ON YOU.

    We've been through the Bears, Giants,'Skins, Packers, Vikings, Colts, Browns, Steelers, Chargers, Raiders, Cowboys and Eagles so far. I'm also awaiting delivery on NFL FILMS INSIDE THE VAULT: 1960-1970.

    Here's hoping for a good outcome for Steve Sabol.

    Thanks for the address, GP. I will DEFINETLY send a note.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    HeGone!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    thanks for that MBP, thanks for that.

    I swear that's going to be my team name for... well... for sumfim damnit!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think they should pass a rule requiring all the players to wear that blow up Sumo Suit. I don't care how hard they hit each other, no one would get hurt. I figure if they are intent on fucking up the game as we know it, they might as well make it funny and entertaining. I can see Hester taking a kickoff and taking off wearing that Sumo Suit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    More than a bit humorous, don't you think, after having moved the kickoffs BACK from the 40 yard line and then the 35 yard line tot he current 30 yard line spot because there were too many touchbacks?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I still have my final four teams left, but the rest of my bracket is in shambles. Breaking news: "Obama lost his first final four team, bombs Libya."

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Coincidence?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    If you're a nation sitting on top of oil reserves and don't have a U.S. base on your land ... you've got to be shitting your pants these last thirty years or so ... Iraqi civilians i.e. 99.9 % of them, now Libyans, Iranians have got be planking themselves right now. I feel sorry for people. The assholes that we get to run our countries!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Making the game safer is fine. Changing the rules to make it less contact-driven is pandering to pressure and avoiding the sport's real issues."

    Well said Jeff. The mindset of the guys proposing these changes are the scary part. Some guy actually thinks that getting rid of kickoffs is a good way to reduce injuries. The best way to get rid of injuries is to stop letting them hit each other. Someone should tell this idiot that his job is to come up with ways to improve the game AND make it safer and not to completely fuck it up while making it safer.

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