OFFICIAL: Bears, Bucs in London on October 23

london-7852331.jpg

The NFL confirmed tonight that the Chicago Bears will face the Tampa Bay Bucs in London on October 23rd.  The remainder of the schedule is to be announced Tuesday evening.

There is, however, a major caveat that will affect all of those intending to attend the game.  If the lockout is not ended by by August 1, the game will be played at Raymond James in Tampa.  Planning a trip abroad for most of us requires more than a couple months to prepare for so the NFL should not expect many of us stateside to attend this game.  

Comments

Leave a comment
  • All i want for xmas is some royal wedding memorabilia.

    First to say it too bloddy wankers.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fucking Red coats.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Third.

    As in, you called out the wrong mother fucker MikeBrownhadaPosse. It is I who cannot be outbred. Our THIRD is on the way.

    Fuck Me.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Doc, you animal. There is going to be 3 little shitbags running around the Nitty house.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Oh, uh... you too Johnny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i might go on a covert mission to get snipped and just not tell her.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Full frontal buddy... that's a bomb you don't want to set off.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Irish, i started reading about the Rothschild banking family and i have to say, apart from the questionable African Diamond Mining, they are one bad ass family. The family was like 1 huge hedge fund with the various parts of the family kicking in to the family kitty to not pay interest to other banks and entities. I'm starting my own branch here in IL. I will get 10 of my friends together and we will pool our money to invest in various ventures that require larger investments to yield the greater returns. Hopefully we will become so big and successful that we can have our own internal power struggle or controversey. I want to be in Wikipedia in 10 years.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    See? They got to waffle. He's gone into banking already ... that's how they do it see, they ... wait, somebody's at the door ... [pft! pft! .... thump!]

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    hee hee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Calculus.. no one is right lol its all guessing or assuming the closest answer. Man, do I hate it.

    We will miss our first two preseason games before there is a deal. The players won't want to play in them and I am hoping that since I say this that they will get a new cba before the draft but I doubt it.

    Umm.. How bad is this economy.. WE(America) are having games in London because they make more money than in America. SMH. If I didn't love football so much, I would just leave the country and go somewhere after graduation.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    depending on what you plan on doing for employment, this is the best country to still do it in mang despite our faults.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I'm very sorry to hear that Erik. I had hoped that you had tamed that beast.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I am just tired of it. It is just no fun anymore. I like finding derivitives, upper, lower, midpoints and fundemtal theorem of calculus. Integrals are cool. But now I am struggling with finding area and applications of integreations of volume.

    BTW, I know what the upper and lower is but what do you multiply it by? It doesn't go up by ten or five.

    t(sec) 0 10 15 20 32
    v(ft/sec) 0 185 319 447 742

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I'm not sure what you mean bro. What book do you use? Send me the problem numbers and the book (author, edition...).

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    It would be nice if kids, the sick, and y'know - taxpayers - got bailed out before the moneylenders. Ireland got told "Hey, sorry, this is a bitch, but your government and the banks have really frakked up and we're going to have to ruin you for generations to come so the elite don't lose on all the crazy bets they made. You have no choice, we're just doing it, m'kay? M'kay."

    Is there a country out there looking after its people's interests? Bolivia just got cool. They have the right idea.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think Canada does a pretty good job of looking out for its citizens. They have banking regulations so they didn't get killed in the meltdown. The only banks in Canada that got hurt in the meltdown were the ones that invested in the US mortgage market.

    Also, the health care for everyone is huge. Yes, Canadians pay more in taxes than the US but the health care offsets that by a lot. The sin taxes on tobacco and alcohol are steep but they should be. At some point both Canada and the US will come to their senses and start taxing weed. They can take the easy way out like The Netherlands. It's not really legal, it's tolerated and taxed. That way the politicians can remain on their moral high horse (pun intended, of course) and rake in the tax money.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Not to be a wet blanket 85 but unless you are doing things illegally, you can't work in other countries without a work permit, green card, etc. Same with extended visits. After a specified time period you have to leave that country unless you've applied to the govt to stay longer. Coming from the US I know a lot about Canadian immigration. Every country is different.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Trent Green has the Bears missing the playoffs, Warner has the Bucs missing out. We were a c**t hair away from the superbowl, as were the Bucs from the playoffs.

    Multiple. Concussions.

    Doesn't being called 'Trent' get you beaten up in school ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It could. Let's ask Trent Difler

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    the Waffleschild banking consortium of greater IL.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    The trick is to get so big they can't let you collapse. Ride that Reagan wave. You may have to involve the in-laws. Are there any relations you might have with trillons of dollars under the mattress?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Belichek showing off his huge penis:

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d81f52c54/article/patriot-day-belichick-seeing-a-lot-of-interest-in-our-draft-picks?module=HP_headlines

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Translation "I have trip Aces, and all of you are fucked"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    what's fucking new?!

    Damn, I can only wish that was us just one fucking year, just one. Jesus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    psh. that's nothing. in madden, I always get the first, second, and third picks overall every year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How sweet would a Bears/Packers game be to start the season?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Who-will-the-Packers-host-in-the-NFL-8217-s-Thu;_ylt=ArHjR1xU1G0hfhoY0HPaE1JDubYF?urn=nfl-wp987

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I don't think so. The last five superbowl winners have won their opener.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    the last 5 winners didn't play us though. we have their number and it's time for payback. Maybe a little Pep on Rodgers crime?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Great point. Is it me or does the Don Capers D have Cutler's number?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    It's not you. They do have his number. They've pummeled him severely. If the Bears can bolster that travesty of an o-line through FA, then maybe Cutler would be limited to 2 sacks or less. Call me a dreamer.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Our D has Rodger's number, so I'm cool with that. If we had five guys in front of Cutler it mightn't be such an issue, but Kreutz is no match for Suh and Raji. The Pack looked pretty good this year for a team that had a third of its roster on IR. Imagine the Bears with the same injury sheet - we wouldn't finish the season, let alone win the whole thing. If Cutler had someone to throw to we could have a fair fight every time. I have a nasty feeling GB go DT in the first round with a steal, from us!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    if they do that we will steal Cullen Jenkins from them and he will destroy Rodgers.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hey guys, howz it goin? OK for me considering according to turbo tax I am owed 33 hundo from uncle sam and 9 hundo from mother california, but not OK according to my future wife as of sept 17th of this year of our lord, 2011, as my tax return shall be pissed away to wedding expenses, even though we are doing it on the cheap side, 175+ folks don't eat for free. Congrats to you, Doc, on your third beatiful offspring, I'll be joining you shortly in the realm of parenthood, not just yet to my knowledge though thanx to trojan. The good news for me is that maybe I wont miss the season opener if there isn't one on account of my fiancee's promise that I must attend brunch on Sunday, Sept. 18th, the day after I marry her, fuck. If there is there's always the dvr'd version which will be spoiled by you guys, blogfadder and the rest since I can't stay off this site, like cheesy, even in the offseason. I love you guys, good night my bears-brethren.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Sorry, thats 'beautiful' offspring, Doc, forgive me and the Racer 5 IPA that clouds my spell-ability. Gnite.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Ben, congrats maing! Tread carefully with the wedding weekend. Use that cash so you don't use credit. It's a huge huge weekend for your lady so worst case you have to dvr that shit.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle, you sound like a guy who reads Dave Ramsey. Total Money Makeover or just don't like credit?

  • In reply to jbenton:

    Kind of Ramsey-esque i guess. I like strategic tax deductible debt if it is necessary like mortgages and student loans. The rest is bullshit consumer debt that will keep you from doing what you really want in your life.

    I feel we should treat our home finances like a corporation. Keep expenses low and earnings consistent and your cash reserves will grow like a Special Teams Coach's fear boner when Hester is getting ready to take one to the house.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    You sir, are a very smart man.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Congrats Ben. Hopefully you'll only get married once. There will always be more Bears games. Gotta make the Beloved Bride happy that weekend or karma will bite you in the ass.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Happy married day Ben. Forget about the bears that weekend man. Good luck and learn from doc... get snipped after two.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanx for the well wishes, guys. I know what the wedding day/wkend is about and it ain't about me, dvr it will be. I just hope there's football this year is all.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

    Non-fb related, but for anyone who hasn't seen this yet it's pretty damn funny and I'm not sure why. Enjoy.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Dude. That ranks right up there with Charlie the Unicorn. Hilarious.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Eeeaaaasy... but yes, gay dudes talking about will animals is funny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not that there's anything wrong with that

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Oh, and the big news for me this week is that I'm moving from my humble bachelor pad in North Oakland into SF with the lady, wish me luck. Good night to all.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Time to ditch Raider swag.

    I drove a Vette through SF this spring. I thought I was going to get the car tipped over by hippies. I am not joking.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Q: What do you do if you see a spaceman?

    A: Park in it man ... park in it.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    hee hee

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I give over 1,000 hours of my life every year to the government, about 20 hours per week. Am I an indentured servant? The moral philosophy in this country seems to be that everyone should sacrifice for everyone, unless you don't pay taxes. Let the game begin.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Ho.Ly.SHEITE MUSLIM!!!

    Doc, you sorry assed motherfucker. I am going to get snipped fucking tomorrow. Seriously, I'm going to make an apt tomorrow. Fuck that, fuuuuck that...

    ...oh shit, I mean... that is awesome dude. Such great news. You're blessed man. Congrats to you and the missus. When are you coming to visit us down here?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I've been saying that for years mang. It's surprisingly difficult to pull the trigger on that one. No knifes around the nut sack please.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I know man, I know.

    I am scared shitless to be perfectly honest. I am really freaked out of someone sticking a needle in my balls and then popping it open like a fucking wallnut.

    But let me just tell you that I am EONS more scared of another child than that. I'm just going to get a qualude and pop that shit before I go in.

    Dude, I am NEVER doing the sleepless (in seattle... get it? Ha!) thing again. fuuuuuck that.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Been there, done that.

    No sweat.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do it MB if you're really serious about not wanting anymore kids. I wanted a third kid for awhile a couple years back and as my kids got older and easier to handle I decided life was great and I was content with just the two. Then boom, the wife wants to have another kid. And me in my infinite horniness, will never turn down sex and now we're expecting our third at the end of July. On top of it I think my girl swimmers swim in circles and might be lazier than me as I'm pretty sure it's going to be another boy. I'm just saying if the wife decides to go again, you will have little to no control over it. So go ahead and get the guys snipped if you're done. Personally it scares the crap out of me to have my beanbag shanked by a scalpel.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    Nice! Congrats JAB... you fool!

    Yeah man, I've gotta muscle it up and make it happen. I'm not doing this again.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    I'm not going to lie guys. I'm definitely freaking out a little bit. Holy shit, what've I done?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    To paraphrase a line from the movie Airplane, "I picked a bad week to give up amphetamines" ('Cept with me it's weed). Once again, what have I done?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Congrats to you Doc. Gentlemen, don't be afraid to get snipped. It will be a great day. The only weird part of it was when they weld the end of the old Vas shut and you see smoke rising from your junk. I had my kids young, shut myself off at 31. I was 45 when my kids were grown and on their own. I do all kinds of shit I wouldn't be able to do if I was still with child! Take it from me and Canada, we are both "old" and knowledgeable. Do it, you'll never regret it!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    So escared... so so escared.

    But id rather have sore junk for a day or two than the impending doom of another kid at 40-ish. I'm calling today, I've decided. I'll report back when it's done... 8lb baby jesus help me.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Junk wasn't at all sore. But a couple days later the itch from the stitches and healing was crazy. I had mine and flew to Florida the following day. I was walking around Busch Gardens when the itch hit me so bad I had to have the family surround me by a huge tree near some alligators, and there I went to town. Musta scratched the nut sack 60 straight seconds. Word of advice MB, don't trim your nails for at least a week before. LMAO

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Ouch murph, ouch.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I still hate the "London Game" concept.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You can't fight the system Al...

    I fought the law... and the law won.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Today, I would like to say to the court forced locked door session:

    "the cake is a lie"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Me too, Al. Me too.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Nitty, i believe the technical phrase would be:

    "you done got her in a sitch'yation."

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    it looks like you picked the wrong way to stop sniffing glue...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    day not way, duh. nevermind

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I pull out waaay early!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    that's what SHE said!

    oh wait, that's so 2000s...

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    When she told me she was pregnant again, I actually got a fear boner. I'm not shitting you. I didn't realize fear was the reason at the time, but in hindsight, what other reason could there have been? God Help me.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    All kidding aside Doc, congrats. I'm sure you'll calculate a way to afford the extra mouth!

    I always thought I would be the guy who bounced from one glorious vagina to the next gloroius vagina until I reached my late 40's when I finally settled down with a smoking hot 24 year old. As I get older and more and more of my friends wives shit those things out, I realize my poon-hound ways are probaly not going to lead to a very fulfulling life, and I can say I've given though lately to settling down. Possibly even found the right lady. We'll see if we can last through the summer.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Kids are the most wonderful pain in the ass in the known world. No doubt about it.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Ho.ly.shit coach... just holy shit.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    I think we're in the same boat, except I'm not in my 40s yet.

    I'm a rambling man - restless type - never wanted to "settle down."

    Maybe you can settle down for me, and I can live vicariously through your sweet stache, coach.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/sports/cbsports-report-bears-wont-open-vs-packers-20110419,0,895628.story

    We have a tough schedule boys. The AFC West is not the pushover it used to be.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    London calling...

    You know what, I like the concept of having a game overseas. The only problem I have with it is that it gives two teams a bit of a disadvantage, esp the "home" team.

    If I were king of the universe. Chapter 450

    EVERY team should play in ONE awaaaaay game in a foreign market, esp if they switch to the 18 game schedule.

    I think that'd be cool. I'm not mathematician, but I think that would equate to one game a week in another country, maybe the can call Exotic Game of the Week (let the advertisers worry about that). Imagine it, live from Amerstdam, live from Berlin, live from Tokyo, live from Buenos Aires...I think it would not only promote football (and thus more income for one of the few corporations that doesn't out source), but just make the game that much more interesting to watch from a fan perspective.

    Just my two pesos.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I don't think it was a fear boner. It was just your junk standing up proud and saying "I'm a hard worker, and I still know how to finish a job."
    Congratulations Doc.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Thanks dude. It was at least an anxiety-boner. I know this much.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    All this talk of scalpels slicing into nut sucks is making me queasy.

    Like Seinfeld said, I wear button-fly because the thought of interlocking metal teeth down there makes me uneasy.

    And on another Seinfeld note, are vasectomies reversible? Though the prospect of getting my sack sliced opened again might make pretty committal.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Hahahahahahahaha....uh, congratulations!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Congrats Doc.

    If you guys are serious about getting snipped, quit being a bunch of wussies. I got snipped 30+ years ago and it was the best thing I ever did. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate kids. I don't have any paternal instincts and never wanted kids. I got snipped on a Saturday and had sex with my wife on Monday. Yes, the novacaine shots weren't pleasant. But that's it. It takes less than an hour, you go home and put ice on your twins for a few hours. Don't do anything strenuous for a few days and you're good to go.

    BTW MB, the shot goes into the vas tubing. The canal your swimmers use. They put a shot in there, make a small incision, snip it, tie it off, a couple of dissolvable stitches and it's onto the other side. Not a big deal. If anybody tells you a bunch of horror stories they either didn't follow the doctor's advice or they have a very low pain threshold.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    There are two places I can't stand shots:

    1. My mouth

    2. My hairyballbag

    I'm terrified, I'm a puss, and I'm proud.

    Thanks for the support/berating Canada.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, that's one spot where you should have a low pain threshold. My stomach hurts if my bag is even grazed. It's a sensitive area and doesn't deserve to be treated like a carving board.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    I get what you guys are saying but the thought of it is worse than the actual procedure.

    Not trying to give you guys a bad time just a little tough love/motivation if you really are done having kids.

    It's way easier for a guy to get fixed. Not to mention, birth control pills can be really hard on some women.

    Honestly, I'd be shocked if you guys went through with it and regretted it (unless you wanted more kids).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1

  • In reply to jbenton:

    "My stomach hurts if my bag is even grazed."

    I can't stop laughing when i read this...in the middle of a busy office.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    There was a young mathematician,
    who one day measured his load.
    Dropping the tube in haste,
    Cried his wife, "Let's not waste!"
    and now their having their third

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Awesome.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    well done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Happy tax day everyone. I hope you all paid your "fair share."

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    the tax man tickled my insides this year after gaining access through my butthole.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1 but I gots the extension. Talk to me in October Sammy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did mine Sunday morning. Not even the "Last minute".

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want Royal Couple marionettes, I saw them on telly

  • In reply to gpldan:

    VERY nice GP.

Leave a comment