Audibles From the Bored Long Snapper

Unless you are a fan of TheOtherSports (shameless plug) I'm not sure what you're doing with your weekends.  Taking the wife to the circus?  Watching the kids hit a ball off a tee?  Nonsense.  The U.S. Open is this weekend!  Four Gold Cup quarterfinal matches, including the United States meeting Jamaica at RFK Sunday at 3!  Cup racing at Michigan!  A full slate of MLS action!  Or you put ProFootball up on your screen and keep hitting refresh until things get resolved in the NFL.

DaBearsBlog Design

Next week DaBearsBlog and the entire ChicagoNow network are undergoing severe design changes.  Since I've not done any of the necessary work entailed in such changes, things will be messy in these parts for ten days or so.  Once we make the change, feel free to email me and complain about it.  It's going to be simple, yet elegant.

Player-Run Training Sessions Are a Terrible Idea

When I heard Jay Cutler was running offensive training sessions with some receivers and backs, mirroring what it happening around the league, I had one thought: are these guys nuts?  Haven't we learned how brittle the human knee can be when making the stops and cuts required of the typical NFL athlete?  Why would these players risk injury without the protection of an NFL franchise's contract and an NFL franchise's doctors?  Does anybody believe the Giants will be better because Eli had a catch with Mario Manningham at Hoboken high school?  This is the kind of thing the players are doing to carry favor with the fans.  Look at how much they love to play!  Let the kids dance!  I ain't buying it.

Urlacher Repeats: Bears Better Than Packers

So said #54 and so PFT gleefully reports.  Ironically this was reported on the same day the Packers received their Super Bowl rings.  So I guess the point goes to the Wisconsin folks.

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  • Still waiting for the FIRST day of the season.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    well played nb, well played.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I hope the CN developers take a cue from the Gawker sites, and allow inline JPGs and animated GIFs with auto-scaling.

    Because inline pictures will rock. Better yet, inline pics and inline embedded youtube widgets.

    Our threads will quickly devolve then. Like they don't now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    don't hold your breath gp, this group rode the short bus mang.

    Did you SEE that badass mapebar above???

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I agree, CN is like something coded from a mid-1990s class project on CGI scripts.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Actually, I'd rather not have all that stuff. Following a link is easy enough.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Yeah, if it turns into a kid's wall then fk it ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I had not even considered it could get as ugly as facebook! Perish the though, Irish, perish the thought!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I agree - a link is fine. With some of the stuff we describe on here, I don't WANT to see the jpgs you guys would post. I DO after all read this on my lunch hour at work...cough.

  • * hmmm...

    * curry

    * interesting about the new design. Doc maybe you'll get your links back

    * I don't know jeff, getting rusty is brutal, and if you don't keep the muscle memory up... you're more prone to injury when you do start. Better to ease into it in your own pace, than have to come back and have fucking mari yelling at you to 'fucking run through the line you fat pussy'

    * FUCK the packers... no seriously, FUCK. THE. PACKERS. Rodgers is FUCKING DEAD this year. for his sake I hope they've been testing a new super helmet on speeding cars... cause that's what pep has in store for that dbag.

    * Mmmmmmmm.... baaaaacon: http://uncrate.com/stuff/smokey-bacon-maple-bar-cake/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    at your on fucking pace... jesus, I need my shot of espresso.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think you just made it worst.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    wurse.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I now. Fukin a man. Tuf murnings

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Holy shit, that's sold in the Seattle area. I may have to make a purchase. $35? Hmmm. Wonder how much a bite costs.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I'll buy you one if you'll eat the whole thing... at once... an record it for the site.

    ...seriously.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...and fucking AND!!!!

    ...ok, I obviously need a break. I'm out till later.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Samuel L. Jackson has been contracted to do the audio book of "Go the Fuck to Sleep"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3xFZ0A15Bg

    I may have to buy that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, it's 80 degrees today in chitown mainge. I've been given the greenlight by the wife for drinks and grilling different animals after works with the boys. I hope the autopilot on my Passat works so i can get home safely after drinking like a sailor on leave in Singapore.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Maybe you should pay for a cab?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Seriously.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Man my life as a fan sucks! The teams I like are all ranked poorly. Chicago Bears poor ranking comes down to how they treat their fans, ownership and affordability of tickets. Sacramento Kings... well their owners are a bunch of billionares tryong to pump the people for a free ride..and the team sucks!

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/teamrankings/_/sport/nfl#table

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I love the Bears, but Soldier Field is run like some clueless restaurant owners who last less than 6 months in business. I swear their mission statement includes something about how to piss off the fans as much as possible.
    The north end zone, which includes the only unlicensed seats, has 2 fucking bathrooms. When I go to a game, where we sit, it is impossible to take a piss at half without missing about 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter. Total joke. For the Seattle playoff game last year, we were in line by 11:30 and missed the first touchdown drive, and we weren't even that far back in line. They had five or six attendees at the gate, and ONE guy patting everyone down like a police officer. There were about 500 really pissed off people yelling and screaming "what the fuck is going on"? It's not how I like to start off a playoff game experience.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    you got that right!

  • In reply to packerbacker85:

    i would put a gun to my fucking head if i was from a city that had a stadium that matched the sitty fan base

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Call me crazy... I like Cutler going out and slinging the ball around with his WR's. ...without Martz! Just maybe, he can really start to get some vibes off his WR's and vice versa when the Martz gameplan isn't working. Maybe th WR's and Cutler can learn to help each other more when Cutler's running for his life.

  • In reply to MadLithuanian:

    mark my words MadLith, Bennett-1000yds this year. He doesn't drop anything and has been a baller his whole life. Martz sheepishly admitted that the Bears fucked up by not throwing to him consistently.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Bennett is a great #2 option. I really think we have a stable of recievers except for that true jump ball threat. With Knox (spotted by Hester) bringing the deep threat, and Bennett (spooted by Davis) bringing the wood and making sure catches, we create a lot of problems for teams that want to rush more than 4. But a team with a solid secondary can still take those guys out of the game man to man. We need that last piece to draw the double coverage.

    Once that happens, these 4 guys (plus Forte and Olsen) have the ball catching skills to punish defenses that don't respect our depth. With even a marginally improved line, that'll make the offense a heck of a lot scarier.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    But we should have had the big WR last year NB, or the year before. Angela brings in Cutler and then doesn't hand him any toys to play with. Knox is fast, but that's it, he's a third/fourth string receiver. The plus point of the big guy is that double/triple coverage can be countermeasured. Always open when you're 6'5 ...

  • In reply to mottystone:

    a team with a solid secondary like the Packers. They got 3 cbs, maybe 4, who would start over our cbs.

    We need a guy who will at least get the opposing Safeties to play honest.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Osi Umenyiora wants out of New York. he can sleep at my house while we hammer out a deal. Peppers and Osi = white qb dead.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I thought of that too..

    I like Wooten and Indonjie but man, Peppers is getting tripled team and no one else is getting sacks?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I'm moving to Virginia.
    Why?
    Because AP is going to be playing for the Virginia Beach Destroyers next season.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-exbears-specialteams-ace-peterson-lands-in-ufl-20110615,0,5964036.story

    Actually, I'm still debating whether I'll buy season tickets, or just single games for the Omaha and Las Vegas games.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    One thought before bed:

    Rodgers dead

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hope you ripped it up my man.

    Oh, and you guys should get your fucking lunchbox and go meet our boys down at the local high school.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Redskins-bring-fan-on-the-field-for-player-worko?urn=nfl-wp2692

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    naw, i cut out early because i had a feeling that a certain 1yr teething baby would be waking me up at 5am to help her climb up and down the stairs over and over. I was right.
    Thank god i behaved like a human being.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    well done. It's called growing up mang. Sucks... but kinda cool too. Jesus, you guys are having irish twins.

    You're either fucking really brave, or really fucking dumb... and I know that isn't the case, so good on ya mate.

    Fuuuuuuck.

    (tee hee)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought teething would be worse ... or are the first two tootneys freebies and then all hell breaks lose ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Naw man... nuthin's free.

    All the teefs suck.good luck mang. Maybe try a little rub of brandy?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I don't remember it being -that- bad, but it had its moments too.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    molars coming in. baby puking occasionally and yelling as if drunk.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Molars are the worst. Good luck.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    she gets baby tylenol that tastes like grape popsicle and i get Chimay that tastes like heaven stuffed inside a bottle. we both deal with it better as a result

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Chimay - hell yes.

    I'm enjoying some New Belgium Trippel tonight...and had a bottle each of He'Brew Ale and Hazed and Infused Dry Hopped Ale.
    But Chimay fucking rocks.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Look out for 'Palm' beer, made by Belgian monks. Nectar.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    He'brew Genesis? You gotta love the "chosen beer" attribution...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm bored ..Are we there yet? %$#!@#$!@$#!@%$!@#!!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Only about 400 days til the new season starts Lobo, hang in there ;o)

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/18/raheem-brock-not-talking-about-arrest/

    I mentioned on PFT that the subtle dig on Cutler by including, out of hundreds of pictures of Raheem Brock, the one picture of him smashing into Cutler, that this Cutler bashing is out of control and the media obvious but curious contempt for him has got to stop at some point. I pointed out 14 examples of criminal behavior of other pro athletes that are pretty much ignored but that Cutler bashing both obvious and subtle continues. They buddy up to rapists, murderers, suspected rapists, suspected murderers, felons, shit heads, scumbags, etc but one of the actual good guys in the league who does whatever he can to help kids that need help gets treated like a fucking cocksucker at every turn.

    Mysteriously my post was taken down after an hour. hmmmmm.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    yeah, no shit. When they do a story for Oscar de la Hoya, they should always show this pic out of fairness

    http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Random/oscar-de-la-hoya-in-drag-3.jpg

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT!?!?!??!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that's Oscar in drag! Don't believe me? Here's another one that will seer into your psyche

    http://yazmar.com/wp-content/uploads/oscardelahoya.jpg

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Dude, seriously... WTF happened to him? My dad and I used to watch him fucking guys up every match.

    Damn. I didn't need to see that.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    His Hall-Of-fame,ultimate competitor Dad, Paul Brown, must be mortified.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    If he needs money that bad maybe he could get a sponsor's name on the stadium (to replace his dad's name).

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    That's a disturbing picture 85, although I don't think I would make fun of him to his face.
    In college we were driving along Daytona Beach and this guy who looks like Danny from the Partridge Family is walking along the beach at about the same pace as we're driving, and he's wearing a Speedo thong with mesh covering his ass cheeks. He got heckled all the way down the beach, and rightfully so. His only response was "fuck you homos". It was hilarious.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Oh Jebus ....

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I like your attitude Johnny but don't quite agree. You make a good point but let's be honest. Sacks make for great pics and there's a ton of pics of Cutler being sacked.

    I do think the press are off base about Cutler.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    i'm just sick of it. The Chicago Tribune, whenever they write an article about Cutler or the Bears, include a picture of Cutler with some sour look on his face. Never when he is high fiving teammates after a TD, never when he is throwing up a fist pump after throwing a TD, never when he is smiling, which he does do. The suntimes includes positive pictures of Cutler when they write stories. Almost every news outlet keeps perpetrating the same shit so much that it has become the only thing they write about.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Can't argue with ya. The biggest problem is Cutler can't hide his disdain for the shitty reporters. He can't win that battle.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Fuck 'em Johnny... no matter how harsh it actually is, the only thing that's going to make them shut the fuck up is a ring baby.

    So, while harsh... I am fine with setting that as the bar. Hey cutty, you want all these fuck-o's to STFU??? Ok tough guy... bring home that big shiny football on a pyramid and everyone will STFU (for one off season at least). BOOM!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I signed up. So should you.

    http://www.beautifulpeople.com/

  • In reply to JelfHughes:

    ha ha. Only if I can vote myself "the most beautiful".

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Thought you might dig this. Gov't Mule with North Mississippi Allstars, Hook Herrera, and Ron Holloway. Great music never dies. http://www.youtube.com/user/henriggle?feature=mhee#p/a/f/0/sq0_LjALQYU

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ah, molars, that'll do it.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Good god. Osi, Izzy, muscles and Pep ....

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    If Osi joins, game over for opposing qbs.

    I think I read somewhere a long time ago that Alex Brown and a few former Bears Dlineman worked out with Osi and some other G-men in the off-season and had a friendly competition as to which unit was gonna have more sacks, so there might be some bridge there.

    Only about half the NFL run a 4-3, but we were one game from the SB, have a player friendly Head Coach that stresses defensive line, and Pep - not to mention Chicago is a big city, so not much of a "drop-off" from NY.

    Man, now you got me excited Waffle!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Agreed.

    Recievers:

    Devin Hester: Converted DB.
    Knox: Fast but skinny, frail, and prone to death.
    Scrappy Do: Converted DB, former Arena league player.
    Aromashadu: Cut (for some reason we now know) from several teams.

    Am I forgetting somebody?

    Now you throw in a CFL'er who can be covered by a fast linebacker in this league.

    Bennett. He's our only natural tried and true, experienced proven reciever. He's it. Why couldn't those fools see that? Oh yeah, and he set records with JC as his corterback. (That was for you Packer Backer). In short. I agree Johnny. Bennett is due to break out big. We'll all be big fans.

    And that's the thing too is, we can't use Hester or Knox as our number 1. That's crazy. You use the sure-handed dependable guy who knows how to run routes and knows Jay Cutler. You make defenses key on him. So Hester or Knox or some other project can go deep. With Matty catching all the underneath stuff as an outlet when your pass protection breaks down. And it will. Oh, it will. Meanwhile, Hester can come in on third downs or in three receiver sets and be fresh to do both kickoffs and punts. Why is this so obvious deployment according to their natural skill set such a hard thing for these coaches to see? Fucking stubborn delusional motherfuckers.

    Case in point:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-top100-2011/09000d5d820404f9/Top-100-Devin-Hester

    Watch this and try not to laugh your ass off at what the Lovemeister say. At about the 2:20 mark.

    Christ almighty.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    How about some of this doc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7-ixu1FkcA

    A girl can dream:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXPHFkFMjTM

  • In reply to MB30SD:

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

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Check #2 and #12: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1106/posters.salon94.exhibit/content.1.html

    I had to LOLs at chrissy everet's

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want that Lester Hayes one in my garage.

  • In reply to gpldan:

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I have a lester hayes story for you a bit later GP... it's a good one... in fact, I think I might have told it to you guys already. Anyway, more later...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This one's for Irish, who I haven't heard from lately.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1106/posters.salon94.exhibit/content.12.html

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Oh Mac. And with a cute little crossbow that could take someone's eye out ...

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Happy father's day to all the boys. Enjoy it!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Those are classic. I had a samurai mike poster in my room. Gastineau's legs are freaking humongous. Golic's poster is hilarious. L.T.'s is embarrassingly stupid.

    I remember the whole "Chrissy Everett" thing. How Rome made his name and got kicked off of ESPN the first time.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Fucking nerd is an ahole ... Rome that is

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    WTF is the deal with the Everett poster? That shit made no sense.

    And Hayes looks like a crackhead killed and replaced the judge at his own hearing.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Okay so, apparently nobody watched that link I put up. Here's the long and short of it. Lovie, when discussing Hester on the NFL Networks Top 100 players of 2011 list, said, and I paraphrase " How many guys can start at corner, and then make the transition to wide reciever like he did....he's a great reciever and the greatest return player to ever play the game"

    Great Reciever?

    Started at corner? Well yeah but, that was one game and only because of injury. Against the Rams. And he sucked at DB if I remember right. Why is Lovie so delusional?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    dude let me know when you get the answer to that question, I would love to know.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    What's he supposed to say Doc? If he says he's great at returns but sucks at WR, that would never get aired. Totally agree he sucked moose wang at DB. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Well he doesn't have to say anything. Just talk about how he's a great returner. That's what he was voted in for. Or he could say he's a good receiver who we think could be great. I don't know. But when you blow smoke up people's ass like that, it just comes off sounding, well, delusional.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Lovie doesn't throw his players under buses, I like that, but I wish he'd get us a that #1 WR to throw them under the bus instead.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Agree but I don't get why it bugs you. Lovie is never going to say anything to the press. EVER. Even an in-house media show (NFLN). Oh well.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    DELUSIONAL is the correct answer.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Golf? Nascar? are u fuckin serious? the thought of it gives me a headache. Ill enjoy the kid hitting the ball of the tee more.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Golf... okay, I'll bite and see what I can do.

    Q: What's the difference between a gold ball and a g-spot?
    A: A man will spend 30 minutes searching for a golf ball.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    haha good one dave.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Golic looks like a Bee Gee.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    lol... no shit

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I still don't know why Knox saw the field over Shabba, fast and skinny like you said.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Of all the WR's we have, Bennett is the guy I have the most hope for. I've read where Fanutz is actually impressing in drills. But I fear he's the odd man out flavor of the year WR....

  • In reply to MadLithuanian:

    If they cut him they'd better have a nice FA signing in mind.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I've been on the Bennett bandwagon for 2+ years now. And I have come around to agree on getting the big guy too. Sid Rice would be a great fit as many have said on this blog, and there is the added benefit we'd be poaching him from a division rival.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Speaking of division rivals, are any of the Packers receivers available?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    James Jones anyone??

  • In reply to Joseph:

    young strong receiver. not a bad option but i'd like someone who has a track record of straight ballin'. The most catches this kid's ever had was 50 but i guess that is what happens when both guys in front of you have a shot at the hall of fame eventually.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    well maybe not the hall of fame but you know what i mean.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I may be nuts, but I see Jones working out better than Rice. Rice is a dome player, a fair weather baller. Jones can go in the Chicago weather. His hands aren't great though and that's an issue.

    I could be persuaded to board the Ocho Cinco bus.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No Ocho. Too much mouth, too short. No way we should bring in another six footer, field-stretching monster is what we need and what cost us dearly not having it last year. Hanie - who had taken about 7 NFL snaps in his life -nearly beat the Packers with the crap we had at wideout.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I got NBA2k11 for the PS3 today, to teach my son who Michael Jordan was
    The game is quite fun, I bet it would be fun online. Jumpshooting with the right stick is motherf'ing hard, with a correct timing window of about .002ms, but I just can't resist the street games of 21 with the greats. Bird, Magic and Joe D in a game of 21 is too much fun.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    On that note, ESPN says Chicago teams "goodness" for fans goes:

    Bulls
    Blackhawks
    Bears
    Cubs

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/teamrankoo much creditings

    I say that gives Reinsdorf too much credit, and the Hawks had many many many bad years. But I can't argue the Cubs shit on their fans, and the fans don't care.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I know Father's Day is over where most of you are, but I hope all of you Bears Dad's had a great Father's Day.

    Kids can be a real pain in the ass sometimes, but they are also the best thing you are ever likely to do.

    Most of you know that I'm older than dinosaur shit, but I do have two fairly young kids. No lame-ass tie presents for these guys. My daughter got me a "Chicago Bears Dad" T-shirt. My son (11) found me an actual issue of the Sports Illustrated from which the cover photo is my avatar. It's sitting on my mantle in a place of honor. Mom did not pick these out. The kids did.

    Kids. You gotta love 'em. I do.

  • In reply to mikev:

    That's cool, mang - the best present I got this year was grocery shopping with my daughter. She's hilarious.

  • In reply to mikev:

    Well at least your a step up from me...my daughter (20) says I'm older than dirt. So your younger.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    Oh god... I am terrified. I don't even know what I'm going to do the first time my baby brings home a stinky, punk-ass boy. I do know that I am going to be holding a gun, a knife, and/or a baseball bat.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    do you think that uncrate sells a baseball bat with built in shotgun and optional bayonet extenstion?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I'm no dad, but man, hats off to you guys, ESP the ones with a daughter. But you dads have to plan things out.

    Have about 3 boys THEN a daughter, that way, your boys are going to the same school as her, and they can serve as cock-blockers and body gaurds. She'll hate it, but it'll make life that much easier lol

    I remember my best friend's dad told him to go get his lil sis, so he went to some punks house, literally picked her up over his shoulders, walked out of the house and returned her. To this day she is still pissed over how embarrassed she was, and we just laugh our asses off.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Nice.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    RIP Ryan Dunn... dude was a proper jackass.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What an idiot.
    You KNOW that SOB was drunk.
    If He had to take somebody with him, it should have been that tool, Knoxville.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al! For shame... I love JKV.

    You have to give it up to them Al, for a bunch of (very) below average IQ idiots, they found a way to make many millions doing what they loved... by appealing to the rubbish culture of our youth.

    And besides the body parts and body function gags (literally), their other stunts/pieces were usually very, very funny and entertaining. And to be honest, for some reason I always felt that amongst the idiots, Dunn was the

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I've never watched jackass or any of the movies. Watching stupidity on display is not my cup of tea. Nothing against any of the people involved with the show but taking big risks is always going to come back to haunt you. I drove drunk many times and was arrested twice for it. That's why I've been sober for the last 17+ years. I was lucky I never hurt anyone in a car crash. I feel bad for his family and friends but can't work up any sympathy for the deceased.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Understand and totally agree Canada. The dude was after all... a jackass. But something about him made me like him... he could be a complete ahole in real life for all i know.

    anyway, thankfully he didn't kill more innocent peoples.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Finally found this on Youtube. Anyone seen 'Loved'? Sean Penn is only in it for the first four minutes, and still manages to steal the movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsT7krLKU34

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wow, fucking heavy.

    I prefer this... little less... uncomfortable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RUe02kPWvg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha, the dude in Loved is probably Spicoli hitting 40.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I vote Bam.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's becoming more and more apparent that the crux of the problem is not Owners vsPlayers but Owners vs.Owners.

    A faction of owners is ready to settle and get a deal but a group of hard-liners wants to blow off two games of the season which they believe will cause the players to cave-in and give them their $2 Billion dollar new-staduiums-slsuh-fund.

    AND the these bastards want their earning guaranteed against and economic downturn. Losses would come out of the players end.

    This faction is led by, guess who?

    Cincinnatti's Mike "I don't want to compete I just want to collect my money" Brown.

    UN. BRIDLED. GREED.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I wonder if Carson Palmer is washed up, or just fed up. It must suck to be in Cincy. Cincy sucks.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dhani Jones sucks.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-bengals-lb-jones-levels-shot-at-bears-urlacher-20110620,0,6130840.story?obref=obnetwork

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    He is, but Lack CAN'T shed a block, he's right about that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ouch. But, yes... pretty true.

    I do like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR3A6gYezW4

    (pussy)

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Affects a lot of people Al. The whole credit crunch thing was fuelled by greed, by normal people's greed.

    Gekko 2.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rst5UcgHUm0

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    No argument. Not enough bankers and wall-street financiers have gone to jail yet for that fiasco.

    They DI just nail somwe oil speculators for insider trading.

    Hah. "Insider trading".

    It's ALL "Insider trading'.

    God Damned theives.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yup, with the first ever 100% Wall Street-backed President overseeing it all. Got to thank Reagan for de-regulating the banks though ... which are still deiregulated.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    R.I.P.

    Rest in Pieces?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ebert pissed on the guy too, Al.

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/06/21/roger-ebert-tweet-ryan-dunn/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah/ Saw that and I saw he's taking heat for it too.

    UNdeserved heat as far as i'm concerned.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The coroner will decide if he was legal. If he wasn't, then yeah - fuck him and good riddance.

    Chicago already has an alarming problem with drunk driving, without role models like him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    btw Al, my comment above was somewhat tongue in cheek. I completely understand your position and don't blame you one iota for having it. He did in the manner he lived I guess.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jackass indeed. manslaughterer to boot.

    High five Ryan ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig6L5HGeuYw

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Dude, see what was left of his car?

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/life-and-times-of-a-young-republican/2011/06/ryan-dunn-jackass-star-dead-at-34-from-drunken-car-crash-an-obituary-for-a-foolish-man.html

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    If you don't laugh at this, I just don't know man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p5sa6VOVgw

    (btw, that's Bam and not ryan)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    why does Ocho have to fuck with my head like that. Anyways, I like James Jones too but the dropsies make me leery of him. I like that he is built like a fucking nintendo football character and is pretty physical. I don't like that he is about as consistent as David Terrell.

    I was looking up Sidney Rice's stats and it got me thinking. Why does he seemingly come out of nowhere to drop a 1400 yd season in Minny? Did he come into his own or have a Marcus Robinson type season?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I was thinkg the same Waffle. He really only had ONE outstanding season, and then you have to wonder if it was the Brett Favre-effect (sans sexting), a fluke, or the beginning of greatness (WRs take about 2 years to really develop).

    Depending on the new FA arrangement, it might not matter anyhow. But you know, we have our own gunslinger that likes to just chuck it up to big wrs...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    just a little something to cheer us up in this dreaded lull from "chalk talk"...

    I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    By that time I hope to be wealthy enough that I can afford to hire a eunuch bodyguard who will escort her to and from school.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Big Wr -vs- Martz system

    It seems like every time I read a writer arguing that the Bears don't need a Big WR, they bring up that the Martz' system works best with precise route runners and sure hands over Big Play - Big bodied Wrs that are more a West Coast Offense fit. Thus they conclude that a Santonio Holmes or even Steve Smith (Panth) are a better fit schematically.

    But they seem to miss the point that maybe our O should be a bit more West Coast, and therefore, should try to accommodate that scheme as opposed to the reverse. Our O-line is dreadful and doen't give Cutler enough time to just sit there in the pocket like Warner and hit a spot. When Cutler does have time, his accuracy isn't all that great. Culter likes slinging it, and if he's going to do that (a habit that Favre never broke in 20 years), a big WR would be much better suited to ideally get up and catch it, or at the very least, prevent the smaller and weaker cbs from intercepting. Plus, Cutler has already thrown for 4,000 yards and earned a pro-bowl birth with that formula in Denver.

    Am I missing something here? Martz has already proven (surprisingly) that he can adjust, so we should just go out and get the biggest baddest receiver out there, and let Martz figure out the rest. Hell, he still owes us for that 7step drop addiction and Collins debacle!

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    i think that the media just regurgitates what they hear over and over and that may be why the big receiver is thought of as a no no for Martz's system. However, they admitted that they are not always running those timing routes that require a throw to an unoccupied area. They are meshing a traditional wait until the receiver is open with the Martz timing routes. I think a big receiver that can go get the ball whether it be a jumper or a strong receiver that doesn't get his ass kicked off of the line would do fine in our offense.

    The Bears downplay the position requirement for a completely different reason i think. They view it as not throwing their guys under the bus when it is not a slap in the face to want to bring in a target that scares the piss out of D coordinators because they always have to account for them.
    You'd think that they would have done this with Hester already by running his tiny ass all across the field making safeties and corners run their fucking asses off the keep up with him but no, unfortunately we throw his wide receiver screens to see if he can dodge a monster DE or OLB and opening him up for injury. MARTZ!!!! That was free advice. Heed that simple philosophy and watch Hester take it to the house every fucking game. Holy Shit now i'm pissed that a millionaire coach can't fucking run a crossing route with Hester while Cutler rolls out of the pocket. It literally doesn't get any easier.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I always run my fastest WR on crossing routes in Madden - never fails. IF they're playing man, he's about two steps ahead of the cbs or even safety or lb (if they're blitzing), and in zone there's always a soft spot (which admittingly requires some protection and accuracy).

    But hell, what do I know - I only avg about 80points a game.

    And with Lovie, it's like deciphering signals from a chick. "We're fine at WR"...bust out the Bears-to-English translation book "We're fucked at the position, but I can't say that because it may undermine the confidence of our already lack-luster midget wrs, but you know what I mean - wink wink".

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    5 min qtrs?

    Agreed on the Lovie-speak, he can't be expected to come out and say the WRs are shit, anyone with eyes could see that.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    NFL Network's top 100 players of 2011 is down to it's top 20, and Peppers will be included in the top 20. What number do you fine bunch of posters think he'll get?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    wow, it's hard to guess without knowing who's already in or how they judge - whether they base it on the 3 years or last 10 - on production or impact.

    IMO, he's the best defensive lineman of the last decade. His stats I think are in the top 3, but more so, his impact, as in getting double-triple teams, and coaches having to scheme against him. But how highly a Defensive End gets ranked in a QB-Offense driven league is anyone's guess.

    I say that he gets ranked around the Top 10 - maybe #10 or #11-ish.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Top 100 OF 2011?

    Boy do we ever need REAL footbal to discuss.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +1

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    "You'd think that they would have done this with Hester already by running his tiny ass all across the field making safeties and corners run their fucking asses off the keep up with him"

    I have one reason why they don't do just that Johnny... if I could put a name to the concept, it would be James Harrison, Jr.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJvKt1vF4GM

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hester should be sent long on every play no matter what. He spent most of his time on those little bubble screens and short patterns that nobody's scared of. Why? Knox isn't dangerous underneath because he can't run over people.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    That's something I don't hear a lot on here, but it's true - Cutler is not accurate, not even when he has all day to throw. He needs those big guys to alleviate the damage he causes. But the MArtz/Big WR thing, I've heard that a lot. It just seems so stupid to basically say "Brandon Marshall/Andre Johnson/T.O. - those guys wouldn't really fit into Martz' system..." - then get Martz the fk out of there if top WRs can't play it. I saw some really dumbass stuff out of Martz last year -some good stuff - but some really weird stuff too. If you have to say no to big, talented receivers because of your OC then something's got to give.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Cutler is weird like that. He missed hester wide open and missed some easy ones by being off the markt but then he will thread balls through the eye of a needle with throws that make me ask if his arm is flesh or part terminator.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ok. The Ocho rumor was this.. idk if you know so.. Ocho is calling all qbs to practice with them, he has called at least 16 so far. Jay didn't answer him or call back. Ocho would love to play here or anywhere..yada yada. He was bascically doing a publicity stunt.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Therein lies the problem. PR stunt.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The dude is one big PR stunt... at least he's a likeable good guy, unlike a moss. Who's a major asshole.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Still would accept MOSS with open arms over alot of other WRs.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Uhhhhggg... no way Fres. Ocho, yes. T.O., yes. B.Edwards, yes. Santonio, yes. Plax, shit, maybe even a yes...

    But Moss, fuuuuuck no. The guy is batshit crazy and a complete cancer man. Besides we don't employ his type here, no matter what. I think you've been watching too many news stories on the raiders lately caballero.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    +1
    One of the best receivers ever, period.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Cab it baby!

    We'd hate to lose you, and I know your wife and daughter would slightly more. CAB!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    of course i'm cabbing it. I just needed context to use my old autopilot joke.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    excellent. Go fucking big then baby. Hall pass? What's that?

    I shall live vicariously, so go big for me tonight my man.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Fucking cab man.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    nothing better than a good DUI. Enjoy!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude, I don't know if I could handle that...not the bacon, but that much maple. Egh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Why so serious?

    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/06/17/t1larg.aldrinwife.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    there is only word that comes to mind when i see that:

    yucky

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That guy looks scared to death.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    No wonder he was so eager to strap on to 1.5 million lbf of rocket propellant pointed in the other direction.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oh Jebus, did he bring that back from the moon?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Area 51 man. Yikes!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Gee... give the gal a break.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Is that the Joker's Mom?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    really??? .... i guess its easy to bash a qb when you dont have much of one to talk about.... on top of that a.r is one of the toughest qb's in the nfl anyting you pussy LOOSERS !!!! GOT TO THROW AT HIM HE CAN HANDLE ... CANT WAIT TO SEE YOUR SHIT TALKING AFTER NEXT YEARS SEASON

  • In reply to packerbacker85:

    oh and how about them cubs!!!

  • In reply to packerbacker85:

    now everyone go ahead and bash my spelling and grammer that's all you fucking flat landers got!! im sorry but i got my education in south chicago

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