DaBearsBlog Named Finalist for Most Valuable Blogger Award

DaBearsBlog Named Finalist for Most Valuable Blogger Award

I don't know why I care about this thing.  I literally don't even know what the prize is but I'm starting to enjoy the hell out of it.  DaBearsBlog is a finalist for the CBS Most Valuable Blogger Award.  You can vote once a day from now until September 9th.  Do it!  Let's overload the monkey!

Here's the link: VOTE HERE

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  • First to say CONGRATS!

  • They said we are insightful and funny....lil acknowledgement for the contributors. No mention made of surly and vile at times......phew!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    75? WTF! are you talking about...

    Surly.................. FU!@%$!@$K NO

    Vile........................... YOU BI$#!@$!@#$#CH YOU

    ..............................hehehehehehehehehehe

    not us.

  • Can we photoshop Jenny Milk's tits onto Jeff? Then it's a slam dunk.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    (holding up the surly and vile end)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I knew I could count on ya!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hey GP you took blogfader's new avatar

  • In reply to gpldan:

    is there a ref here i'm missing?

  • i have come here for a bear perspective from the begining and i have to say, jeff, that you have provided a superior experience....as with any social experiment, it is the continuity of the minds and mouths that make it work. i have found out alot about the strategy of a game that has provided me with a great ride for many a sunday,and i have found out alot about places to go for other video and commentary to expand my mind; sometimes i even learn alot about "life"....ya never know what your gonna find on da pages from day to day.......but many thanks jeff; you deserve nothin but the best,

  • If I were first, I would have posted "First to say The Dude Abides!"

    congrats, but I just posted a mini-manifesto in the last thread! I'll repost because I'm that full of myself...

    Now, if u don't mind, I'll work my way over to vote for "MilKin it" (just kidding).

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    I'm bettin she comes in a distant second.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    ha ha. She get's the DBB "Bump", much like the Colbert bump, only with a lot more obscenities

  • Reposting my mini-manifest for all us natural worriers...

    Yeah, the D carries the O for about half the season (what's new in Chicago?). We basically have 5 new linemen with little reps, so it'll take a while for them to gel, same as last year.

    HOWEVER, unlike last year, we now have a solid RT, and a center who won't get pushed into Cutler (as much). We have a true blocking TE to help out, and Cutler, Knox, Hester (hell, even Williams) are pretty familiar with the Martz scheme, which should translate into quicker reads, throws, thus less sacks.

    ALSO, Martz had to learn after week 8 that running the ball and bootlegs got us to the NFC championship, right? Our screen game is also very effective.

    This is not hope, or fact, but reasonable conclusions I make from what I have seen with my own two eyes (no Trent PenisHead analysis). I thought the Bears were going to go 9-7 and be a wild card last year, when every "expert" and many doomladen Bears fan were predicting 6-10. They did a little better thanks to health and minor luck, but that can be said about any superbowl run.

    So rest assured, barring major injury, the Bears will win games this year, it'll just be the nail biting low scoring screaming at the tv type where the game hinges on a turnover or two. We will get nervous as the opposing team marches about 60 yards then either turns it over or settles for a field goal, and then get even more nervous when our Offense goes three and out, then the opposing team gets the ball, and go three and out, repeat, and by the 4rth the score will be something like 14-10 thanks to good field position and some random big play from Hester, Knox or Forte.

    So let it be written, so let it be done.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    What *was* new in Chicago was 2006, when REX GROSSMAN CARRIED THE DEFENSE for the first four or five games of the season. I know ya'll hate him in the classless way that most Chicago fans did, but don't expect a pass from me because there was a mob for you to hide in.

    And that year, yes, the defense carried us a long way through the middle. But then, in the game for all the marbles (after the offense, thank you very much, GOT us there thru the playoffs), the strangely vaunted Ron Rivera got schooled and the defense lost the big one.

    But this year, THIS YEAR, I see it being different. I'm full to the friggin' BRIM (LOLOLOLOLOL #16 fuck yeah!) with the Kool-aid, and I see a prima donna diva retread (i.e. RW) becoming for the first time in his life, a TEAM PLAYER, running routes, selling patterns, throwing blocks, and allowing Hester and Forte to be a combination such has never been so feared in the NFL.

    Oh.. shit... sorry. Fugue over. Back to regularly scheduled SC Dave.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    A Rex rant? Really? C,mon Dave. Rex Grossman was abused in Chicago half because hes not very good and half because this organization didnt (or doesn't) know how to develop a QB.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Throwing a pick that provided the winning buffer to Indy in the Super Bowl that we were destined to win didn't help either.
    I mean Devin returns the opening kickoff for a TD and we lose - you bet your ass the starting QB is going to be infamous for ever after.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It didn't help, but that doesn't call for rewriting history either. The truth of the matter is that the primary reason they lost the SB was that the defense could not stop the run. And the truth of the '06 season is that offense propelled the start and the team leaned on it many times throughout the season. It's the reason people were excited about the team's chances all year, and why everyone across the nation (and not just Bears fans) talked seriously about them running the table.

    Sure, Rex didn't come up big and find a way to rescue the team in the SB. Of course, this was going to hurt his popularity. But the wholesale revision of history in people's heads is what was unfair. And yet he never complained about it, and always was a standup guy to his teammates. For that reason I can still respect him, even though he (and the shambles of the '06 D line left by the SB) disappointed.

    (And yes, this comment is probably in vain since we're already on a new thread...)

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    It wan't a mob, Dave, more like the population of a South American Country. If Grossout ever looked in any way good, then it was undoubtedly the guys around him. He makes piss poor decisions .... which is about the only thing a QB is required to do.

    And congrats to all of us on the blog nom, cos without the contributors, it's just another CN Bears' blog with zero comments ....

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Can you please just admit that Rex Grossman sucked balls and continues to suck balls?

  • OVERLOAD THE MONKEY!

    Wait, what?

  • Oh, and yes, I voted for you and us, Jeff. But I am hesitant to continue to do so because if DBB wins, the troll count will go through the roof, and I'll have to leave DBB forever when 90% of the posts will become troll feeding.

    I soooooooo wish you guys could just let them stavre*.

    * thanks so much for that, Willie!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I can not let a GB trolls starve. It is far too fun fedding them little morstles and then poking them with sticks. Besides... it's like when your little brother beat you at something for the first time.. you let him walk around and gloat a bit but when the universe realigns itself and you defeat him again you just look at that little tear forming in the corner of his eye and chuckle to yourself.

  • I actually don't mind one or two, even though I rarely engage. It keeps us on our toes. But when there's an exchange between one of the clan and a troll that takes up the whole page, it can get ridicules...and not Hester ridicules.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    trolls suck.

  • -1 for Feeding Frenzy.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    We'll have to have spin-off blogs ... on CN ... Mutiny!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    +1 for Starvation Strategy.

  • congrats Jeff.

    http://www.athlonsports.com/overtime/how-recruit-miami-hurricane-flowchart

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha ha.

    Frankly, I don't give a damn - and don't call me Frankly.

    I'm so worn out from the Lock-out that I don't have any left over indignation for the NCAA, or ONE decision that may or may not set precedent. The NFL, unlike our legal system, is not exactly stringent on precedents. In fact, that was one of the biggest complaints against Goodell, that every case was different, and that some (Harrison) seemed to be subjectively over penalized.

    Some DUIs were deemed worse than others, etc etc...I think this Pryor case is an isolated incident, and now that his scenario has come up, the NFL brain trust will seriously debate future like scenarios and have appropriate (more or less) solutions.

    So, my reaction to the whole debacle? Meh.

    I just got done fretting over whether there was going to be an NFL, I'm not about to debate whether NCAA athletes should get paid. Maybe next off-season.

  • In case some of you have been wondering where Canada has been lately... well, he's been making a movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShbC5yVqOdI

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Man, really? That's one of the coolest things I've seen in some time ...

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    That's great stuff Stu - and Danny! - really awesome stuff. Well done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I wish MB. I went to the outdoor show years ago and a guy by the name of Ryan Leech put on an amazing display. Among other things he was jumping over a high jump bar. He was parallel to it, rocked back and forth and jumped over it. They kept raising the bar. The last jump was 4.5 feet high. I was right next to him. Haven't a clue how he does it.

    Just got back from Ride Idaho. Fun ride. About 375 riders.

  • Wow we really know how to pick'em huh? WTF!!!!!!!!!!

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/18/roy-williams-says-hes-not-in-shape/

    Thanks "Glitchy"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Damn, out of shape Roy won over in shape buff Knox!? Imagine how much better he'll be when he's in shape!

    (from the archives the eternal optimist)

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    4E85...I hope your right brother.....

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    He LOOKS in shape, but what I think Roy means is "football shape", and I bet that half the players are not in football shape, they just won't admit it.

    Any one who has played football knows what that means. I used to play B-ball and Football, and even though I would play literally 5 hours of B-ball a day, when I first showed up for "Hell Week" two a-days for football, somehow I was still not prepared. When you don helmet and pads in that hot summer sun, cracking helmets, it's different.

    He'll be fine. Harrison on the other hand...

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    it is beyond my comprehension that these "athletes" show up on the job, unprepared, after fartin around all off season....the players should have a fund that requires a multi thousand $ investment for the unwilling to self motivate and then donate that money to food banks for people who need it

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I seriously think that it's just muscle memory huntinbare. You can work-out and keep in shape all you want, but like I McCarthur said, "There's no substitution for reps" - (Ok, So I altered that a little bit).

    Football, (and Wrestling) just demand a different degree of, je ne sais quoi - it's not exactly conditioning, if that were the case, a soccer guy could go out there and run routes all day. More of a visceral commitment, I suppose.

    You can't recreate a visceral commitment in the back yard. Just my take. I know there are a lot of players who perhaps were in better shape, but that varies on position, age, system, etc etc.

    Just my own personal nutball theory, but if you read between the lines, almost every player says the same. "In shape" not same as "football shape".

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    4E85....That's the only problem with the article..it really never specifies in the degree he was talking. Are we talking Physical or mental..??..seeing that he has been away from this system since Martzy was no longer in Detroit and then RW with "The Girls" . I hope that it is his Mental State of the System rather than the Physical.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    from Mullins:

    Roy Williams was inserted into the starting lineup, replacing Johnny Knox for a variety of reasons. But Williams admits he is not in shape at this point, and that has been increasingly apparent watching the veteran go through practice at sometimes less than peak speed.

    Williams acknowledged that the biggest thing for him to work on at this point is “my conditioning. Getting my wind right. You have to be able to run in this offense. Run all day long.”

    The problem with this is that he is working with a new quarterback and Cutler does not have the familiarity and comfort level with Williams that he had with Knox, even with Knox’s occasional strayings from the plan.

    As far as being in game-ready shape: “Ooh, yeah…About that. How many more weeks have we got?” he joked. Told that there were still a couple of weeks, he smiled: “Yeah, I’ll be ready by then.”

    It almost sounds like it's both and then that pisses me off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Anyone ever see the gut on Sonny Jurgensen?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Excellent point, 85. Excellent point ....

  • trolls schmols let em come .......ever since i was just learning to climb up on my granmothers barstool in so. wisc. i have been picked on by these unenlightened followers........those bartenders would work me into a froth about kramer, starr, hornin, kneeeetski, and their superiority.....whenever we fell out of the running i would pull hard for the great johnny u......usually the bartenders prevailed....this is probably why i would run intrference for my older brother and his freinds while they were in the storeroom helping a case of bottled old style out the back door.....i never thought i was takin from granny......this was about gettin over on the green bay bartenders .

  • Right from the Mouth of "Glitchy"

    Angelo wants offense to get better

    Posted: 8/18/2011 1:19:00 PM
    Jerry Angelo said Thursday that the Bears must improve on offense to win a championship.

    “Good defense, good special teams will always be our mantra. But we need to play better offense,” the general manager said on WSCR-AM’s “Mully and Hanley Show.”

    After ranking 30th in total yards last season, the Bears added running back Marion Barber, receivers Roy Williams and Sam Hurd, tight end Matt Spaeth, center Chris Spencer and rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi to the mix.

    “We’ve done a lot to our offense,” Angelo said. “We’ve brought in a lot of players. We’ve made coaching changes and we feel real good about our offense having the potency to go out and put points on the board. You’ve got to put points on the board. It’s historic; when you look at the Super Bowl teams, it’s got to be driven by that quarterback and you’ve got to be able to score.

    “We feel real good about going into this year with our offense. Obviously, our offensive line is still a work in progress. But that is what the preseason is about and we have good expectations for that to happen this year.”

    NO SHIT ASSCLOWN!!!!! ............This is why we needed you to go and get two NEW GUARDS!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    This maybe crazy, but I think the Bears are trying a different philosophy to Oline.

    In the past, they have tried to plug in veteran Oline FAs (the Orlando Pace experiment, to name a few). That didn't turn out well.

    They really haven't had too many 1st round picks for them, and the one they did draft as the LT for the next decade is now guard who may be replaced.

    Now, they're trying the "build young little known player in the same system with good coaching route" like, yes, GB and NE.

    No one really has a problem with that philosophy, except that we're no spring chicken and everyone acknowledges that our D is on the wrong side of 30.

    But Guards in the NFL are often seen as replacable, and Angela and crew obviously subscribe to that view.

    They don't overpay for skill positions, for them to overpay for a guard would have been astounding. Ironically, if their jobs were on the line like last year, they may have.

    And thus the Bears world turns...

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    i can see this group with a player or two studying up behind the older vets, becoming less a problem and more a strongpoint. i don't know , but it looks like maybe tice can get what he wants from the draft; if the player is available......carimi was judged properly.......was that tice who saw the ability, ..... it sure would be a different feeling to look back from 21 first half points for a while, i thought cutler looked like the dagger of death whenever he has been given a relaxed experience in the pocket......i am a dreamer......vick almost broke his back laying a hit on polmolive, after his int......vick has 3 int. forcing the ball .....he does look great avoiding the rush,,,, looks like the atl. days

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    He's going to look great avoiding the rush a lot this year - because it's going to be a jailbreak for any team that blitzes that Eagles O-line. They looked horrible and so did he.
    Rot in hell, Dog-killer. Thanks for being a tard and revealing Goodell manipulated which team you ended up with. Idiot.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    But why did we only draft one lineman? Clearly Tice is looking at a bunch of crap on our roster, he of all people knows we need more help, but there's Angela drafting yet another safety and a QB we don't need. If Cutler AND Hanie go down, the last thing you want out on the field is a rookie QB. Surely there was a guard there in the third round we could have used at some point?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    We are still about $19 million under the cap - would Angela really go into a season with the attitude "Hey, we didn't have to use up our permitted allocation of moolah! We rule!"

    Voted for us/me on the blog poll thingamajig there and notice that one of the WCG 'good points' was that it was clean.

    I wholeheartedly agree, there should be blogs out there that small children and prudes can participate in.

    The 'humorous' thing must have been a typo .....

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Guess what Angela - you need to get better at drafting. You build a house from the foundations up - solid foundations at that. Tool.

  • I only played HS football, albeit in a tough division for a mega dick coach who wanted us all to die, but I also think Roy Williams was just being candid, and football shape and regular shape are not the same thing. It's hard to describe, but your body just changes when you are not only running but violently stopping as well.

    You prep by running distances in full upper pads and helmet, but once you start getting slammed to the ground - your body just goes "wtf?" and no matter how many passes you are thrown in the summer, the ball doesn't move the speed it does in a real season.

    Roy's candor doesn't do him any favors. It's all moot, what happens on the field matters. Moss and Rice were equally brilliant, one worked out and pushed every ounce from his frame, the other ate cheetoes and ran over meter maids giving tickets. Both will be in Canton.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yup, how many players are good to go in pre-season? Jim McMahon only beat Noah Jackson home in his first ever training run with the Bears ... and he went on to become the greatest quarterback ever.

    {Eh, Irish ......}

    Shhhhhh !

    Greatest.
    Ever.

  • As for Sexy Rexy, he is perhaps the most mercurial QB I have ever seen in a Bears uniform. It's like he took weeks off studying game film, that is all I can surmise. Some weeks he looked really good and ahead of his reads, other times he just got lost and starting chucking ducks. The good Rex bad Rex thing is based in truth.

    Chicago loved him even after his leg injury, as he hadn't really had a chance. Orton during that time was bad to watch. The D and a quality running game put Orton's winning record where it was. When Orton came out for his 3rd year in the NFL (or was it year 4) after Rex left and he was handed the team, he was a different guy. Orton was a kind of revelation to me personally about just how much of the position is mental.

  • Watched the Eagles-Steelers preseason game; the offensive starters for the Eagles, in particular, played a very significant amount of the first half.
    I think I'm going to enjoy watching the wheels falling off that team this year.
    Vick threw one fewer interception than completions in the first half and the Eagles D looked like dogshit on a shingle. Again.
    They had no run defense against the starting Steelers offense. And their corners better used to tackling because their linebackers were getting thrown around like ragdolls.

    Dream team, my ass.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I watched quite a bit. Vick almost snapped his neck in half... nice tackle asswipe.

    They looked fucking terrible, but so did we last preseason.

    Can't wait for Monday night.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know that we were terrible last year so much as incredibly vanilla in everything - we couldn't move the ball at all.

    The Eagles look like they are short 3 linebackers. Vick also looked completely in "head up ass" mode. Which is good.

    That "tackle" was....wow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd sit Jay out for this one. And give every damn O-lineman a good look-see ....

  • The Eagles tonight. Further evidence, as if we needed any , that "It's just the pre-season.'

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yup. Also, the Eagles think they've been anointed chumps because of their FA signings. They will be the classic example why it's so hard to buy a Championship in football this year. I call it the Goliath factor. I predict 8-8. Take that Banks, you turd.

  • I will vote every day, I just need to be reminded. Feel free to post a link every day at the end of your articles.

  • In reply to Perno:

    Perno, you look either high as a fucking kite in your picture, or like your staring at a set of amazing titties on your computer.

  • Coah:

    I set out to put up the stupidest picture I could take of myself. Mission accomplished?

  • Holy carp!
    That description is what I wrote when nominating Jeff!

    Do I get royalties?

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