Brian Urlacher's Greatest High School Moment

Sometimes I wonder if professional sports folks remember when it was a bit different.

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  • Have no fear, TRAC is here....first.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    fag.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Are you also part of the collective?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Keep telling yourself that it is just you and your righteous and virtuous self vs the misinformed world of pagans.
    People don't take you seriously because the contempt you have for people that don't share your worldview is palpable even through he printed word.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ohhh yeaaahhhh!!!!!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Interesting.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    there is no doubt that Fres is crude but to call this a collective is an unreasonable statement. There is a lot of contstructive disagreement here and some not so much.
    One can sense the change in the alteration in mood of your posts. They were once blatantly judgmental and sligthly condescending. Now they have this air of mild amusement with a hint of pity as if you think that people are so off base with their comments and opinions that they are borderline silly.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I only asked if he was part of the collective. I have no problem taking a position, standing for that position and yes even fighting for that position. SOME of you guys aren't used to that. Sorry, I make no apologies for standing on my faith, it is who I am. I know this is the off season and there isn't really alot of new information to talk about but have you taken the time to look at a majority of the comments on this blog? If you don't think it takes self control and restraint to not give into "impulses" when I reply then you are sorely mistaken. I have a verrry dry sense of humor and I know that some of the things I say aren't taken in the way I meant it. You said hug a vet earlier. I'm a vet. Yet your hatred and disdain for me is obvious. It's cool, I understand. I don't need a hug, really, I don't even need to be liked here. I have tried to be respectful even when others have not. For some reason you have this warped image of who I am. My blood bleeds like yours, my heart aches just like yours does, I love my country just like you do. I can dig it bro, this too shall pass.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    i don't hate you at all trac i was only mentioning the tone and content of your posts and what i've noticed. I'm also not stupid and your collective comment does not refer to "a collective" it refers to this blog as evidenced by a previous posting about some sort of inner circle or clique here.
    I don't have problems with people who disagree with me. I have problems with people who are so convinced that their way is the only way that they are willing to completely disregard and discredit someone else's opinion entirely if it doesn't mesh with theirs.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    and even then i don't hate them. it is just frustrating to read comments like that

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    ohhh yeahhh!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    There will always be clique's Johhny. To deny they exist is foolish. I love the Bears and even though there is angst here from time to time, I really enjoy what takes place here at times. I guess I could take a vow never to come back on here but I would only break that vow.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    there is no reason to stay away. people just get pissed off when people throw around absolutes and then use the cloak of faith or science to marginalize anyone else's opinion.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    See, that's my point Johnny. What is a cloak of faith? People are used to Christians that state their faith and then wimper and back down when challenged. That's weak faith brother. Politics on the other hand, now that's a cloak.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    what about when religion and science shape the politics? is it a cloak then?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    there is no reason to stay away. people just get pissed off when people throw around absolutes and then use the cloak of faith or science to marginalize anyone else's opinion.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    fucking chicago now

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    had several other posts but Chicago Now blows weiner and the didn't post and i'm too lazy to retype them. just trust me that they were profound.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    lol....I know the feeling

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Love the new name, Johnny!

    By the way, though I am a connissuier of fine beer, I can't stand the guinness. I don't know what it is. I can stomach all beers and love stouts and I.P.A's and Pale's and all manner of beer. Even shitty beer. But I had a Guinness the other day, and literally dumped half of it out. I just don't get what's so great about it. So weird.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    There's nothing quite like chatting with a smoking hot 9 1/2 at a bar who's sipping one of St. James's Gate Brewery's finest Guinness Stout, while her two obese friends are trying their hardest to cock-block your game, but failing miserably...That's the power of Guinness.

  • In reply to gwill:

    Doc, no worries mang, you've got a good thing going with the IPA's. Also, try the Belgians as MBP can tell you. Less quantity more quality.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Belgian's are a bit too sweet for me.

  • In reply to gwill:

    Bodhi - any link for that UFC?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    First, this isn't MB, this is a dude who hacked his account... im a guy who doesnt care about or follow the law. MB would never give you a link to anything illegal, but I would...

    Here you go: http://atdhe.ws/

    Click the "other" tab and hunt through the links to find one that works.

    Hope that works for you... stranger.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here you go sir (stranger): http://uwjzt7.blogspot.com/

    ohhhh yeeeaahhhhhhhh!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Better: http://www.kiwii.co.uk/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hamil got his ass kicked in RD1. OOOOWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    thanks mang.

    Dana can't be too pleased with the conditioning of Big Country. Mir had his greasy vegas way with him and looked pretty good even though i wanted to see a Frank Mir submission....or so i heard from a friend that watched it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Rampage getting the UD, tagging Hamill's face all night. Rampage proved he's an all-timer, but Hamill is one seriously TOUGH sonnaofgun....

    For futbol fans, Barcelona crushes Manchester United for UEFA Champions League.

    Not a huge day for the big 3 U.S. sports, but great sports day nonetheless.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And people say soccer is boring. *yawn*

  • In reply to gwill:

    Im nominating you for rookie of the year will. Excellent.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Who won last years?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    There wasn't. I just made it up on the spot.

    Why, who would you like to retroactively nominate Erik?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cant think of anyone really as good as Gwill atm.

    There was one dude that I don't see on here anymore that was called like Gnome or something?

    Kinda funny and random.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I believe you are thinking of Moog(?), Artoo.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    This ones for MB, Irish and the rest of Jerry's fan club.
    Hilarious.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhKVv4uq7Ec

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Jesus, sheer brilliance. How on earth did we get so lucky as to land two of them. Lucky day.

    ...oh wait, one begot the other. Morons love company.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The worst draft in recent memory MB. Specially because we needed so much help on D and the line.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Besides here and there squirell luck Trac, all of jerry's drafts have been pretty terrible.

    He's a below average GM, at best... and he keeps proving that to us. Again, that's fine for the browns or the chiefs... but not for the Chicago bears. Brutal, just brutal.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I love it. Fuck OSU.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/magazine/05/30/jim.tressel/1.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wait, Terrelle Pryor drove 8 different cars in 3 years? Clearly he got lemons made in Japan...every four months.

    The supplemental draft later this summer could be the mother of all supplemental drafts. Apparently these OSU kids will be eligible if they sign-up. I remember early draft projections from sites had some OSU kids going high in the April draft had they declared. Starting LT Mike Adams was projected as a 1st, starting WR DeVier Posey was projected as a 1st-2nd, Terrelle Pryor was projected as 2nd-3rd, & RB Boom Herron was projected as a 2nd-3rd rounder. That doesn't even count any OSU juniors who may jump ship.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, don't like what I've heard Paea not having the instincts. I like Leshoure in the long run. Enderle was a head-scrathcer - why don't you have a Bulger or some other vet on the roster?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I really enjoyed this one,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJBY6_L1E0M

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    They're living and breeding in NYC.

    Shawnee Bushkill

  • In reply to Shawnee:

    Did Jerry hire you too captn obvious?

  • In reply to Shawnee:

    The casualties will keep mounting.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/31/struggles-of-an-undrafted-player-my-mom-wants-me-to-get-a-job/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Anyone ever had sex on a trampoline?

    If not. I suggest it lol

    Time is flying.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTc5oUKS6xg&feature=related

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Do tell Erik... do tell.

  • In reply to gwill:

    I think that was a Guiness ad in the seventies ...

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Try Smithwicks, maybe Murphy's Irish stout.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Smithwicks is an all-time great beer. Newcastle Brown Ale also compares well i think

  • In reply to gwill:

    When I was in Ireland, Guinness was my least favorite beer.

  • In reply to gwill:

    Love newcastle

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Avery New World Porter

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    i will try it tomorrow and will report my findings back

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Arrests Since Lockout Count: 11

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/sns-nfl-lockout-arrests-pictures,0,202975.photogallery?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+chicagosports%2FBears+%28ChicagoSports.com+-+Chicago+Bears%29

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Glocks, girls, coke and Scissor doored Lambos.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    sounds like a biography of Christian Slater

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    i think i had 3 as my magic number and that was about a month and a half ago. I remember if we were counting Bobby Douglas' arrest as a half point or a full point.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Looks the the NFC North is leading the way Doc,

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    It's porter, Doc. And it tastes like shit in America because of the water they use. This is Obama talking about his first ever Guinness in Ireland, while drinking a pint of Guinness.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5206QjFWmAk

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    This totally sucks not having football to talk about. Wonder how long it will take the NFL to recover if they let this season slip away.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    It's getting close to the point of sucky football Murph. If they don't work this thing out soon the season will suck. Most of the talk show guys think a deal will be done by early July.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    i hope July, any later and the season is marred by injury and shitty performance especially limiting the rookies. We need our rookies to be ready. Hopefully the extra time allows Pisa and Paea to heal and Tice better be paying late night visits to Carimi's house through the window to teach protection schemes.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    "...See them all line up on opposite sides of the street.
    Their moral convictions are wrapped up in banners and pink.
    Lack of compassion for the way that the other ones think.
    Sometimes to stand on the side of the righteous just stinks..."

    -Speedwater
    Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons.

    one of my top five favorite artists of all time. His only big claim to fame is that he's written a few songs for Widespread Panic. But he's well respected in the Northwest Music Scene. Great live act and great lyricist. Bitchin' guitar player too. Total soul, all the way.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6XR9xBc-xE&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikXN9P3jSto&NR=1

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Compassion without truth is cruel.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Crawford is a solid 9.

    Cavalerri is a 6.

    http://www.popeater.com/2011/05/29/tony-romo-marries-candice-crawford-in-dallas/

    I think the Bears just lost to the Cowboys by a FG.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yes but Cav's gets bumped up at least 1.5 spots for being the type of wife who feels compelled to continue to blow even after the wedding since she grew up in that culture that makes it chic for girls to do it. Bonus. ohh yeaahh!

    Crawford is stunning though. I feel like she should be married to a 70 yr old oil tycoon.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    and without blow bonus i still think she's a 7.75

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Cav better rock his world to make up 3 points.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    effort bonus

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/05/27/report-saints-coaches-side-with-ownership

    "uh...yeah...i side with the ownership because they've been good to me and the coaching staff. Wait, i am going to be the LB coach again this year right?"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Enthusiasm can carry ya a long way. If they are totally into it and fun, that makes up 5 points for me.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Good point Canada... ugly goes away with the light, you can feel fat in the dark (who said that again?).

    In college I was MUCH more willing to hook up with a chick that had a 8-10 body and a 5 face, than the other way around.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The body can always change but the face cannot sir.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Who cares for one might sir

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Night

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/jim_trotter/05/26/lockout/index.html?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was an interesting read MB. Brees made some pointed arguments in favor of his position but he failed to convince me the the players association even attempted to meet the owners halfway. The players association chose to dig in as well. Why didn't the players association try to address the grievances that they knew the owners had back then? This whole thing reminds me of a marriage that goes bad. Sooner or later both parties have to decide to walk away or suck it up and work on the relationship for the good of the kids. This is a negative reality when it comes to collective bargaining and these sort of situations happen when you don't have both parties approaching their differences with a healthy dose of give and take.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    solid basic statements Trac. I agree, although if I had to say one side was being more dishonest, I would have to pick the owners. I've dealt with a lot of people in 'big business' and the only thing they care about is preserving their own wealth/power at pretty much any cost.

    There has to be a fair deal in there somewhere, it's a matter of compromise... are the parties involved willing to do so, and is it in their nature to even know what that means... much like any woma... I mean marriage.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Who has more to lose? The owners do. Who has more to gain? The players do. In the middle of it all is a whole lotta money. It's show me the money time and I'm tired of this freak show already.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QksIczveRs

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    All the non-star level players and NFL and team office staff. Hands down.

    ...Oh, and the dude who's mommy wants him to get a J-O-B, and to take out the trash.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    My dad used to tell me, "They all look the same with the lights off."

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    -Not true, by the way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I always use Hugh Grant/Liz Hurley for an example. She's stunning, looks and body. He was out with a crack ho getting a BJ. There's no way in hell he's out out there if they are having regular sex. I'm not blaming Liz because it could be his fault they weren't getting it on. However, that crack ho was a a major cootie that could deflate my wang into submission even in the dark. Fuck she was scary looking.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    When Hugh Grant was getting a BJ from Ms. Divine, I guarantee he was thinking about some guy. Fucking guarantee it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You know, when your pissing in two streams, the first thing that you think of is not that you got laid last night but Crowns story.

    Classic.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Even Superman gets the split stream?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Typical Bucs fan

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/family/wpix-man-busted-masturbating-on-plane,0,4258086.story?obref=obnetwork

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Irish shock-jock DJ was caught doing the same thing. Lost his job.

    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irish-talk-show-host-admits-sex-act-on-Aer-Lingus-flight-106675283.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Both Barbie dolls. I shall remain astounded as to why NFL QBs ever get married before 40. I'm rich, I'm young ... I'm cockblocked for life.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    While I confess I only learned of his existence because of Panic I will agree that he is a great live act and lyricist. His band with Dave Schools, Stockholm Syndrome is also prettys sweet. Its a shame hes so vastly under the radar

  • In reply to Reverenddave:

    He's got a VERY strong cult following. But outside of that, not so well known.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    LACH IS A BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/286271-goodell-18-games-right-thing-for-nfl?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin

    One word: puppet

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    FYI, just got back from The Underground tonight and guess who was rockin at a table with a couple hoes....Mr. Joakim Noah. 24 hours after the close out loss against the Heat, he was there dancing hard to Lil'Weezy. Couple observations: the 2 blonde hoes that were dancing behind him at his table were like 7's AT BEST. I was expecting Alessandra Ambrosio-level chicks, but the girls around him tonight were as disappointing as Boozer's defense. He looked like he was having a good time though. Didn't realize how skinny dude was.

  • Man, dems were the days. There's nothing like high school ball... nothing.

    I will go to my grave with those same types of memories. Awesome watching those tapes if you've played. I might have to dig mine up this weekend and watch 'em again.

    Glory Days!

  • Must be the youtube time of the off season. I was watching today at work. Hard to believe that Mike Brown winning 2 OT games was coming up on 10 years ago. IS THAT RIGHT????

    Still love watching the AZ game too. Plenty of good Bears stuff on the youtube.

  • In reply to jmcyclone:

    Man that was a wild season under Jauron. One of the more exciting regular seasons of Bears football I can remember ('06 still tops it, of course). I was the at the playoff game against the Eagles in the old Soldier Field. Watching McNabb pick us apart was tough, but it was still a blast.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    The Eagles cheap-shotted Jim Miller out of that game, though it likely wouldn't have mattered in the long run.

    Still, NOBODY covering Brian Westbrook on that short TD flip was revolting.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I was devastated when he got knocked out. He was the guts of that offense. With Miller in we would have had a shot.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    I still haven't let that go - every Eagle fan I meet, I remind of that bullshit cheapshot.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    This weekend make sure to hug a veteran and thank them for their service. then hug the shit out of some cold beers and grilled meat. Also, try to get Apocolypse blowjobs.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    or even Apocalypse ones are good too. FUCKING SPELL CHECK WHERE ARE YOU?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    my work week went well and then i started thinking about the lockout:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Aj0iIfKhuJvTumKAv5F6dS05nYcB?slug=ms-silver_nflpa_could_stay_permanently_decetified_052711

    I didn't want to admit it but I think we've turned a corner and that the game we know and love will never be the same...and I don't think it has turned the right corner. Players chose the wrong dude to lead them and the owners are just stubborn enough to let this thing die. I wish there was middle ground that could be reached but I don't think it is possible.

    I have come to the realization that this season is fucked. My posts will now only consist of references to Epic Meal Time, calling MB a bastard for living in paradise and responding to every post i like with a heartfelt "OOHHHH YEAHHHH!".

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/San+Diego+CA+USCA0982

    OOOHHHH YEEEAHHHHH!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fish tacos with fresh guac, Pacifcos and linen shirts player

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, we usually go this route....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, uhhh... OHHHHH YEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So, now teams are starting to "furlough" the office help. Led, of course, by the Cardinals and Dollar Bill Bidwell.

    I have not been "booing" the owners in this labor tiff to date, but these layoffs prompt me to say

    "Piss on the Owners".

    You guys are freakin' BILLIONAIRES and could WELL AFFORD to keep the peons on staff with money out of PETTY CASH!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This Memorial Day Weekend, I'd like to remember my late, great Father who got an "All expenses paid tour of the Southwest Pacific", courtesy of "Uncle Sam" from 1943 to 45.

    Australia, New Guinea and the Philipines.

    He was one of the guys who helped General MacArthur "...Return".

    Thanks for everything, Dad.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    thanks dad! Thanks Al.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    will be thinking of your Dad Al, when I hoist my American Flag this weekend.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Thanks Blogfader for the post. We love "Lach" here in The Land of Enchantment... my 8 year old is pumped about going to go to his camp..of course he has his jersey (54) which "Lach" will sign. Each kid gets an autograph picture of himself and "Lach"standing together. Yes. Yes. during camp we must wear are LOBO red which we hope he will sign too.!!!!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    No disrespect intended, but I reserve this day for those who "gave the last full measure of devotion", and their survivors. While no one in my family died in service, to me this day is just for them.

    We have Veterans Day to celebrate the others that served.

    http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    i'm gonna do both...ohhh yeahhh!!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    the casual sincerity, mixed with a heartfelt "OHHHH YEEAAH!" made me LOL.

    That shit was funny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, i just broke out the guinness and am heading off to Irish Fest here on the south side. Time to listen to some rebel music and enjoy some fine Irish libations. Tomorrow and Monday are rum and coke lying in the sun mode. Get my white ass some color.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Awesome... be safe and have fun my man

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    Seacrest motherfucking out, whatchya know about lying in a raft on a lake drinking rum and cokes haters?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny... we're going to give your sweettooth a sexual root canal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1_04GLrPs

    Playah.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    gay bacon strips, gay bacon strips, gay bacon strips

    (not that there's anything wrong with that)

    Haters be learners, we're making double candy burgers.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jebus...my cholesterol level just spiked watching that boys...!!!!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    as this is what happens when you grow-up:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_9vL0De4mc&playnext=1&list=PLF76E4EB7644D8AD5

  • In reply to jmcyclone:

    To your point Jeff, for the most part, I think they remember cashing their paychecks more now. A lot of the younger players probably still have a healthy approach but the vets are just trying to put away as much moola as possible before their careers end. After about 3 or 4 years in the league making the big bucks, values change. I guess that's why I respect players like Butkus and Payton as much as I do. Their approach to the game never changed and they kept their desire to excel while maintaining their excellence throughout their careers.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    In Butkus' day, players never made enough money to be set for life as they do now. Did Walter Payton ever make $1,000,000 in a season?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I'm not 100% on this, but I think he may have been one of the first.

  • In reply to jmcyclone:

    This is a great read gents. Greatest player in HS football they say.

    http://cecilbuffington.com/rich_text_7.html

    Things didn't go so great for him in college but Bear Bryant admits towards the bottom of the article that he never used him like he should have and blamed himself for putting him at linebacker and fullback.

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