What's Left on Table for Bears Saturday Night?

What's Left on Table for Bears Saturday Night?

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For some of us, this offseason/preseason was always about the offensive line.  And since I'm quick denigrate the work of David Haugh when I disagree with him (only 97-98% of the time), he's right when he points out that things offense flow from that unit.  If the line shows a push, the Bears will run it effectively.  If they block the perimeter Cutler and the receivers will make plays all over the field.  It is all about the offensive for the 2011 Chicago Bears.  And so it's all about the offensive line Saturday night in Tennessee - most likely their last lengthy opportunity to prepare together, against competition, for the Atlanta Falcons.

By the way, if the Bears go up and down the field and score 8 touchdowns...I won't care.  Great preseasons are just as silly as poor preseasons.  Just stay healthy.

What else bears watching on Saturday night?

  • The Bears carried 5 WRs in 2010.  If we assume Roy Williams, Johnny Knox, Devin Hester, Earl Bennett and Sam Hurd make the team, is there a spot for new flavor of the preseason Dane Sanzenbacher.  It'll be interesting to note how he's deployed Saturday night.  (Note: the Bears kept 4 TEs last year.  This year we can assume that won't be the case.)
  • Roy Williams needs a couple productive plays.
  • So does Johnny Knox.
  • Stay healthy.
  • Will Purdue TE Kyle Adams keep Eddie Williams off the roster as a TE/FB hybrid?
  • Who will be the safeties behind Major Wright and Chris Harris?
  • Does anyone step up as an edge rusher and allow the Bears to keep Henry Melton in the middle?
  • Health.  Key.
  • With Lance Briggs out the remainder of the preseason, does Brian Iwuh take a stride in the right direction?
  • Marion Barber's ability to catch the screen in the flat and take off against the Giants made me think Chester Taylor was not long for the roster.  Will I be proven wrong Saturday night?
  • Don't get injured.
  • I am watching Corey Graham.  Graham has looked dreadful this preseason and we're only one or two injuries away from the guy being out there regularly.  He has regressed significantly since a year ago.

But overall, just stay healthy.

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  • First... to say Roy does need a few catches but i think people are over reacting just a bit.
    I would like to see what our TE's can do besides "block better than Greg."
    I would also like to see real football so I'm anxiously awaiting Sept 8th. Please let a taints and the fudge kill eachother on the field.

  • agreed, he's only been on the team 19 days. I believe he will produce.
    I just think it's funny that every Chicago radio outlet was the voice of reason when we got him talking about not expecting more than 50-60 touches and a couple of touchdowns and now everyone is bitching like a bunch of bitches about the fact that he is not an 80 catch guy. Ummm....am i missing something here? We all know he's not an 80 catch guy. Why is everyone up in arms? Think about it for a second. The player making the plays will be on the field. If Roy can't get it done Saturday, the following week of practice and in the final game he won't replace Knox for substantial time. Everyone just needs to cool down about killing Williams and throwing him into a ditch.
    Does he need to not be a douchebag as he works to regain his shape and blend in to the offense?? yes. Should we run him out of town before he gets to play his 19 offensive play with the team?? probably not.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    also, these same fucktards are the ones that bitched about Cutler not being Tom Brady (who has played his entire career in the same system), Peyton Manning (who throws his passes to 2 of the most productive WR's ever and also had a hall of fame running back on his team for a while, and plays in the same offense for almost his entire career) but will gladly announce that he will never have what it takes to lead Chicago to any substantive results (even though we got to the NFC Championship in his 2nd year with no blocking whatsoever).
    I feel like i'm in the twilight zone when i turn on the radio. Then when i call to make a point I get put on hold while some homer meathead talks about how Cutler faked his knee injury, etc.
    Doesn't it piss you off that literally everyone has a voice and that the loudest voice, no matter how nonsensical is taken as some sort of gospel?
    I'm just sort of disgusted in general with everyone.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I'm just sort of disgusted in general with everyone.

    Get those damn kids off your lawn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ha! let me amend. I'm just sort of disgusted in general with everyone that gets paid to constantly give shitty opinions and rehash tired headlines, bylines, storylines and made up controversies over and over and fucking over and over and over and over. The guys that do the ESPN 1000 radio show after 7pm may just be the worst sports talk guys in the history of people on the radio talking about sports and acting like they know shit.
    Hey did you guys hear that Cutler quit in the NFC Championship game and is a whiner? When did he whine? i don't know but he whines all of the time...and he quit on the bears and he faked an injury. Run that bum out of town.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I know what you mean Waffle. I just wish people in the "sky is falling camp" will spread some of their panic to places it is needed and justified: Global Warming, Two wars in the middle east... These things are real. Football is not. When Cutty leaves a game he's faking an injury and blah blah blah. When people voice real concern over important things they're labeled a conspiracy theorist.

    Fucking wacky world.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I'll give you the "we're in stupid-ass wars" one, but the other, not so much.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Oh jesus here we go. It's so hard for me not to start a debate, but that never goes anywhere constructive. I'll just say this and leave it alone. 99% of scientists agree it's real and we're the primary cause. I just don't get why so many people are religious in their disbelief on this issue. Somebody please esplain this to me.

    I recommend the book, Eaarth, by Bill McKibben.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    The food shortage .... over-population - that no-one is mentioning on TV and about which there are no documentaries made ... and then of course there's the Federal Res -

    Hey! Who turned out the fkn lights?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Any food shortage nowadays has absolutely nothing to do with lack of food and everything to do with political will.
    Don't go all Malthusian on us.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I agree wholeheartedly with this entire rant.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I agree 2.0. I gave up on talk radio long-time ago, especially "Mad Dog" (who I use to admire). Those guys are all about their egos, and nothing more. There are a few who speak some truth like "Stank", "Hodge", "Brusky", and Peter King. Beyond that I take what I hear with a grain of salt. You made a great point about Cutler getting to the NFC Title Game last year, and did so basically with no blocking (He hit the deck more than any QB in league last year as well). I also have to give Jay some credit again on how he's approached this season. He came to camp in shape, and has looked really sharp in his time on the playing field. I think he's reach a comfort level with the system, and will have a productive year.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I have been hard on him for the way he showed up, and his lack of preparation for a team that is hungry. I know nothing about his skills other than his stas; and in reviewing that stat sheet; he has proven ability. I wish him success, and just hope his legs and hands are ready.

    It just gives a bad impression to younger talent that the organization has invested in; when a possible #1 shows this type of "drive and determination" to players who might need a role model.

  • Hard to imagine Chester staying aound much longer.

  • Health is FIRST and last in importance.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Wow, would have thought Sacramento's post (two minutes prior to mine) who have shown up on a refesh before that false start penalty. I look worse than Chris Williams at starting left tackle.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Well at least it wasnt Orlando Pacce bad.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    +1.

    As opposed to the -4 (players) that the Giants Suffered Monday night.

  • Ho.Ly.Sheite.

    This is the difference between us, and what’s wrong with America today... what a bunch of fucking backwards hillbilly crackers.

    Sing with me everyone... "teech... you’re chilrun wel..."

    http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/2011/08/24/students-at-green-bay-schools-to-be-let-out-early-for-packers-season-opener/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hows the fam!!!

    and btw...it may not be the correct geological location but this does fit Cheedarland:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yt9R0I3gSk

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Fudgepeckers..... Family night at Lamebow Field:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gLN3QoN-q8

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Oh man, +2 for going Deliverance on that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +4 style points for the CSN sung in hillbilly voice.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thanks GP you keep the bar always high so it's tough to stay in stride with you brother!

  • Graham hasn't really regressed. He always has been fairly poor in coverage. Even when he was pressed into service as the starter for most the season a couple years back, his main asset was his size and toughness in coming up for run support.

    This was very valuable when the overall run D was a bit dodgy in those '07-'09 years, but in more recent seasons with much better D-line play they have much preferred other CBs that play the pass much better...

  • In reply to Michael L:

    ST stud is our Corey. Who plays pass well amongst our CBs? Not Tim Jennings. He bites like a pit bull on inside fakes.

    Hoping we only keep the three TEs this year so we can keep six at receiver, losing Hurd to the Brandon Lloyd syndrome would suck.

    Hester, Knox, RW, Hurd, Earl .. but Fantuz or Sanzenbacher? Midget or big target?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    we brought Hurd on specifically to take Scrappy's place on ST's and as WR. He is not going anywhere.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Jennings comes up and tackles well -- this is very important for Tampa 2 corners. They have to be able to play zone, close on a receiver, and bring him down ... possibly in open space. Jennings does that very well. In fact that's why they sat Bowman mid-season for Jennings last year.

    Graham on the other hand I don't think has ever had very good technique there. But he played run fits very well, and could tackle in space. But he never played well in zone or man coverage against the pass.

    And there's just no way they keep Fantuz over Sanzenbacher... so you can stop dreaming about that. Fantuz hasn't shown up at all, Sanzenbacher has caught Jay's eye, the coaches' eyes, has gotten in with the #1s including in games, and has been mentioned in interviews. Don't even waste time speculating about them somehow picking Fantuz over Sanzen. Also I highly doubt they cut Hurd.

  • Haha, man I normally hate Rosengloom and never read him. But I accidentally clicked on his article and found this little nugget:

    "...if there’s another comparison between Muhammad and Williams, it’s that Chicago is where loud, self-satisfied receivers go to drop the ball."

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I like it too. Surprising, considering the source.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Moose Deuce.

  • The Bears carried 5 WRs in 2010. If we assume Roy Williams, Johnny Knox, Devin Hester, Earl Bennett and Sam Hurd make the team, is there a spot for new flavor of the preseason Dane Sanzenbacher. It'll be interesting to note how he's deployed Saturday night. (Note: the Bears kept 4 TEs last year. This year we can assume that won't be the case.)

    Wideouts will be:
    RW
    Knox
    Hester
    Bennett
    Hurd
    Rickenbacker

    They will try and stash Kris Adams on the practice squad.

    TE:
    Spaeth
    Davis
    Andre Smith or Kyle Adams, it's a coin toss

    Goodbye Dez, we all appreciate you. Go hang out with Garrett in Florida man, he needs a friend right now.

    Roy Williams needs a couple productive plays.
    So does Johnny Knox.

    Yep, RW does. He knows how deep in the shit he is now.

    Will Purdue TE Kyle Adams keep Eddie Williams off the roster as a TE/FB hybrid?

    If they go with Adams has a hybrid, I will shit on Martz. Fuck all, we need a FB that can bruise. EW can lay LBs out.

    Who will be the safeties behind Major Wright and Chris Harris?

    Starsky and Hutch, unfortunately (for us)

    Does anyone step up as an edge rusher and allow the Bears to keep Henry Melton in the middle?

    Melton is a man in the middle, he penetrates better than anyone short of Tommie in his prime. He will stay inside. Gholston is probably toast. Marcus Harrison is probably toast. Nick reed #70 looked good. I honestly thing they may try and send Paea to the practice squad and see if they can get away with it.

    With Lance Briggs out the remainder of the preseason, does Brian Iwuh take a stride in the right direction?

    What direction is that? He'll continue to play as well as he has. Did you see him knock that Manningham pass down?

    Marion Barber's ability to catch the screen in the flat and take off against the Giants made me think Chester Taylor was not long for the roster. Will I be proven wrong Saturday night?

    No.

    I am watching Corey Graham. Graham has looked dreadful this preseason and we're only one or two injuries away from the guy being out there regularly. He has regressed significantly since a year ago.

    Doesn't matter. He'll make the time as the gunner. Hungry like the Smurf was a great, even a pro-bowl punt team gunner. Didn't save him. Now that falls to Graham.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh yeah, and this:

    http://www.stsent.com/_football/packers/images/item5-200.gif

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that's funny.

    I had a troubling thought whilst on my run today GP... can you imagine the horde of little (and big) GB bandwaggoneers that just signed up to the rodgers fan club?

    Sweet baby jesus (that’s for lobo, what up lobo!).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    When I read this, I thought "well, that explains Cheesehead existence"

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jH9xmdvXYJMTTfmhzbeq7axEzCRg?docId=CNG.52b18f33db4611dbaa6910ada765255d.101

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tee hee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB how's the fam?

  • The title of this article made me chuckle... when I read the first bullet I stopped reading and brought it here for all of you to laugh at: http://nfl.si.com/2011/08/25/eagles-top-list-of-teams-loving-this-preseason/?hpt=hp_t2

    I'm pretty sure Don Banks ghost penned it.

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/25/joe-webb-running-ahead-of-christian-ponder/

    You've got to beat Joe Webb... cause his name's Joe Webb... Far and away my favorite of the 2010 podcasts.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I remember draft day on DBB. We were all clutching, we wanted Pouncey but we knew there was no way he was falling to us, and then the Vikes drop Ponder in the mix and it was like "okay, that's this year's Tebow for sure."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I actually wanted Carimi. Pouncey was my second choice based on the idea that we could get a guard in the second round, but Carimi was our best chance at improving at tackle.

    So I got my wish in Round 1, then Angelo used his brilliance and two (!) picks to grab a DT instead of a guard. Can't blame him though considering how great that move has worked out.

  • This just in:

    The cast of Scarface had a reunion, not sure why - although it is undeniable that the film is a hip-hop cultural touchstone, GTA owes a huge debt to it, etc etc.

    Anyway, the interesting thing is that Oliver Stone, who wrote the script, copped to the fact he named Tony Montana after Joe Montana because Golden Joe was his favorite NFL player.

    So there ya go.

  • Smoke a Jeffrey and stroke the fuzzy wall.

  • I don't know what to say about this except.... Mike Vick is really Zack Morris????

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/ESPN-runs-controversial-picture-of-a-white-Micha?urn=nfl-wp5866

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    shit, sorry... I meant David Silver: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2508503552/tt0098749

    there was some obvious cross-over.

  • oh and it's been buggin me Doc... "fuck him in the face, fuck him right in the face" was DaCoach's... not Johnny's. Just had to clear that up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks for the cred MB.

  • it remains one of my favs coach, so I could not see it misappropriated. It was an honest mistake by our doctor.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and, might I add, takes nothing away from our man Johnny's witty repartee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My bad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yeah, i only said it once, and only because i was inspired by Coach's aggressive usage during a quick and violent rant.
    It does sum up emotions i have for Banks, Silver, naysayer beat reporters, every online "journalist" that has no idea what the fuck football is but can still put out a Cutler piece, etc.

    Banks et al, open your mouth wide and let the Bears fuck your silly mouths till you shut the fuck up. 11-5 and NFC Champs if Cutler lives and Briggs, Urlacher, Peppers play.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    excellent.

    I like to save it for one man, and one man alone Johnny (close your ears michael)

  • Shizen Schlonger, will be on the squad. Him and Cutty have been locking bitches up in bearbonais like a pair of chinese fingercuffs...

    Gholsten will make the team and be Marinelli's pet project for the year. Hopefully the Farve Killer can make it back by week 1 to provide that 3rd edge rusher.

    After he missed that block on the blocked punt, that purdue guy is a practice squadder. Spaeth/KD/ Gray Balls are the TE's.

    Graham has never been very good in coverage, he's good at one thing, and thats running the length of the field and tackling someone.

  • So i read an interesting facebook update on my buddy's page:
    "Just played basketball with Harvey Unga from the Chicago bears. He can shoot lights out from the 3 point line even though he's ginormous."

    See the link to the picture with the status update
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/bearsu.png/

    Obviously this Fucktard does not want to play football if he is jeopardizing his changes by spending training came shooting baskets in Napa Valley, Fuck this kid, I say cut his lazy ass.

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    naw, that was another pacific islander mang.

    ...Probably Jr. Seau or Lofa Tatupu... those dudes all look the same.

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    That'll do me. Let's keep Eddie The Banger and Tofu, and use them both at the goal-line.

  • i would like to keep sansenbachbeer because we need that reciever who demoralizes opponents with the catches, however short, that move the chains and spin the clock.....we have not had one that i remember.... could hurd be counted as special teams, or do they require recievers to play special teams........
    i read the article about cutler in the trib this a.m. ....he sounds like he idolized the "brutal" bobby douglas.....where was that article on his history after the pounding he was taking about his toughness........the reporters are not very inquisitive/investigative these days......they must sit in gin mills and write whole columns on the tweets and blog posts as their "background for a story" ...i know it is like this in the commentary/authoring of the shit we call daily experience.......cutler has a bit more heart than would let on at first glance....
    i also heard an interview statement by a dallas cowboys linebacker on mike and mike on the way to the fields this a.m......my mind is not as sharp as it used to be.... so i can't remember the players name...might be ball....(.this is why you don't use my blog postings as study material for your next article).....the point is this....he said that the players in dallas had a culture of entitlement....that everything special was handed to them....the perks were to be expected.......he then said how terrible this was, because they had little respect for the vets who created the lavish mystique towards exxcess....these guys today did nothing to deserve all that they get, no titles no great accomplishments....they just expected it.....and that my freinds is what can take a gifted athlete like "JR" williams and rob him of his talent, making him lazy, and unproductive......i think a year with the bears could make a difference come next camp......or the worst has already happened...he can no longer get it up.......he has gone soft......this may explain why he came to camp figuring he was just gonna ease into this chicago thing

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Man, huntin I have to say reading your posts hurts my eyes. Sorry man, but a few paragraph breaks or capital letters would really help...

  • In reply to Michael L:

    word

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I am sorry for the inconveniance. I hated english, I apologize.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    no worries mang. we still love ya

  • City rolled over, fired the turf vendor. The Bears are picking the turf vendor, some company owned by a grass Ph.D (insert own joke here) that does turf for 10 other NFL teams.

    The whole field is getting a full re-sod for the September 11 game against the Falcons.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    'bout damn time!!

    One of these days, I will snap, and post a RANT about the FUCKING STUPID login box programmed by SOME ASSHOLE GNOME.... and how it MAKES me want to BLOW SHIT UP before I di... grag... ack... ughhhhhh.....

  • PS3 owners: your ship has come in:

    http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/57961-ps3-strikes-deal-for-nfl-streaming

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Awesome! I wish I could see a demo to judge the quality of the stream.

    My cuz actually works for DirectTv, and gets all the packages for free! But in yet another lesson that the universe is unfair, he doesn't even like football!

    I'm going to be talking to him very shortly.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    tell your cuz that DirectTV could have my money if THEY WOULD F_CKING CALL ME BACK.
    I've been trying to get an install team back out here for over a week.
    WTH.
    Sorry, raged out for a second.
    But -seriously-, take my money and give me NFL.
    Simple.

  • you can tell that Peppers hates talking to the media. Peppers seems to have really mellowed out over the last couple of years and doesn't seem as bulky. HGH withdrawal??

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/MultimediaPopup.asp?mm_file_id=2484&play_clip=Y&rn=4

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    http://www.soulculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/jimi-hendrix.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that explains it.

    Do you think Julius ever wishes it was Beyonce in bed instead of Solange?

    http://www.celebful.com/celebrity-pictures/beyonce-knowles-photos-2038

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2464593920/nm1090271

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOIEGz7o_s

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    "thats not your mother, it's a man baby, a man!"

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    He took the two step after his first statement; and he wanted to keep going, but he reluctantly came back for more questions.

    He took this one for the organization.

    I hope he can be like Mike, and be that player that raises the level of play of the junior linemen.I hope they are respecting this rare opportunity to play with one of the best, and are making the most of it.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    i hope that very same thing mang

  • Tonight's tale: Rex was not bad Rex, but still solidly outplayed by John Beck. Chucky expects Beck to win Tranny's favor and the starting spot.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Broadway Rex - that's my new nickname for him.

  • And then, there's this.... um... "news"

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Willis-McGahee-8217-s-Porsche-pays-for-Kyle-Ort?urn=nfl-wp5871

  • Doc, we've had global warming for over 10,000 years, since the Wisconsonian Ice Age ended and when the glaciers started receding from Kansas. There's been a few "mini ice ages" since. Overall it's been a good thing, unless you consider overpopulation a problem.
    Does man-made global warming exist? It sure does in metropolitan areas where there is nothing but concrete and buildings. Is man-made CO2 the cause? NO. It's a small blip on the radar. It's folly to think we know what the "average global temperature" is from year to year. 80% of the Earth's surface is ocean, then add in Antarctica, most of Canada, Siberia, mountain ranges, etc. We don't know what the average temps are around the world. Plus CO2 is a miniscule fraction of greenhouse gasses and a large % of that is natural, not man-made. Water vapor contributes to over 95% of greenhouse gasses.
    I guess my main point is national and international governments should stay away from this issue right now and not constrain the world economy. There are much more productive ways to spend money on helping people now than to prevent some long-term boogey man. I think resources would be better spent eliminating malaria and other diseases, protecting fresh water supplies, and protecting forests and cropland.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    And not having 90% of the world's crop harvest come from only 3 types of crop, and not allowing 'central banks' like the Federal Res -

    Hey! WTF! Who's messing with electricity in here?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Even if you do not believe that global warming is an important threat to us, don't you think that it would be greatly beneficial to us to get off of being dependent on a substance that we own very little of compared to the rest of the world. And that the majority of the countries that own the majority of that substance do not like us to say the least.

    Not to mention it would be nice to be a leader in an industry again. We can certainly use the jobs here. Maybe we could export our workers and their expertise for a change instead of their jobs.

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    Didn.t there used to be way more oxygen in the atmosphere; back in the day, you know, when there were more trees and vegetation? I believe lack of oxgen may cloud one's thinking, maybe that's why the human mind thinks it is so f'n smarrt.

    Is my sophmore english teacher in the room. I even tried to use a semi colon for you; but i probrably f'd that up; you know those always confused me.

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    We've got plenty of the stuff ourselves(oil), we've just regulated ourselves away from using it. We learned our lesson a long time ago round here, this ain't no political blog. Once you start talking about getting off foreign oil you've turned this conversation all political. Get out, I only want my Bears here.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Naw ben. Everything is free game here as long as it's done in a "civil" manner. Sometimes things get heated but that's part of the flavor here.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Actually, political side threads are a tradition here. You are free to ignore threads you don't like.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    +1

    Also, there is no football to talk about. How many different ways of saying 'Angela is a tool' are there ? Ditto 'My - what a quandary our offensive line is in.' & 'Gee - what's going on with our receivers.'

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Keep the pressure on the Fed talk Irish. Your not alone. People are listening. Some are even learning.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No need for any ignoring, I'm a big boy, I'll talk about whatever you want. Just hard for some folks around here to not get all fired up.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Oh jebus. Perhaps you can move out of California to that mythical land where the "free market" once roamed. if you find it you should alert any economist.
    And Politics is injected into everything my friend. Even this blog.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Was that your attempt to strong arm me? Needs work.

    How is getting off of foreign oil a political thing? Seems more like an economic and national security thing to me. But you keep thinking that way. Good little sheep. Baaaaaah.

    Here is the list of proven reserves in the world. I see 1 country in the top 15 that I would call an ally. So you were saying?

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    Actually 1 in the top 20. Link would probably help.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2178rank.html

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    And if we can take care of the oil thing then we can focus a little more on this.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/111186/the-ten-biggest-american-cities-that-are-running-out-of-water

    Thinking that 7 billion people can't have an impact is a little naive IMO.

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    34Z23 I have no idea who you are but i am in total agreement. Whether man made global warming exists or not is irrelevant. i think we can all agree that developing reusable and sustainable clean energy will allow us to stay much safer as a global economy and as a nation.

    We are spoiled and can't fully understand the concept of what eventual abuse of resources will result in because for the most part we can drink a glass of water without dying and we can take a deep breath and not feel like we are being suffocated. That won't always be the case unless we use our fucking heads and keep our water and air clean.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Yeah, people bring up China and say, well, they aren't going to do anything about it.
    YES THEY ARE - because if they don't, their people are going to rise up and put their heads on sticks shortly.
    And frankly, who gives a shit whether China does anything when we eclipse them by orders of magnitude in terms of the energy we consume on a per capita basis.
    I've always said, we are the apex predator of the ecosystem and it's absolutely retarded for us not to cultivate the environment that sustains us. When a predator population overharvests its prey population, the predators starve themselves out. We should be smarter than that.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    We do right now, but not for long. Depending on what projections you go by, China and India will surpass us within 30 years or less. The only question is lack of supply and the resultant fight for control of energy will affect their energy use growth rate (I'm thinking it probably will).

    Also it is relevant because China is already polluting at multiples over the US -- I don't remember by how much, but it could be even an order of magnitude. Thus even if we cut our emissions to absolute zero right now, it would make only a small dent in total global emissions.

    When you try to improve something, you have to go after the low hanging fruit. Trying to optimize the most efficient part of a system is costly, and worse, not very effective.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    The key phrase there was "per capita". We dwarf their C02 output and energy consumption on a per capita basis.
    I don't get were you are coming from on how a zero emissions level from US industry would make a "small dent".
    Look at the numbers please. We emit CO2 at 5 times the rate of the Chinese, and account for nearly the same total amount - not even CLOSE to an order of magnitude.
    If you want to talk about heavy metals pollution, etc, let's find some hard numbers.
    We ARE the low hanging fruit. Who do you think it's easier to change, us or the Chinese???

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I think I read that China opens a new coal mine every week to ten days. We do have the most proven reserves of that though.

    After the oil spill in the Gulf and having to explain to my daughter why we had to stop going to the beach, things hit a little closer to home and it just seemed really stupid.

    We could use this stuff that has all of this potential downside or with some effort use this stuff that doesn't. It's kinda like what Johnny was saying. We turn on the faucet and there is water that doesn't kill us. There has always been water coming out since we had that. There always is. As much as we want. It's easy to slip into thinking that it will always be that way no matter what we do. That is just not realistic.

    Rant over.

    And I really hope these bastards know what they are doing going with this O-line. If we miss the playoffs and that is obviously the main reason I want the FO clown car ran out of town. Keep Toub and Marinelli and maybe Tice (It's not like we have given him anything to work with).

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    And for the record I think we will go 11-5 and Wild Card. After that? Anything can happen.

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    Cause we could never have a water shortage in the U.S.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/111186/the-ten-biggest-american-cities-that-are-running-out-of-water

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I was Z before but they made me pick a minimum of 4 letters for my screen name and ZZZZ just made it look like I was asleep.

    Bear Down.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Better solution. Sterilize EVERYONE. Solves 80% of problems, but naturally, our monumental egos want children that carry us on a genetic level.

    I've always liked this little ditty by Phillip Larkin

    "This Be the Verse"

    They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
    They may not mean to, but they do.
    They fill you with the faults they had
    And add some extra, just for you.

    But they were fucked up in their turn
    By fools in old-style hats and coats,
    Who half the time were soppy-stern
    And half at one another’s throats.

    Man hands on misery to man.
    It deepens like a coastal shelf.
    Get out as early as you can,
    And don’t have any kids yourself.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    i ended up with a kid because i went in naked and without any support gunships. Just a solo mission...a suicide mission if you will. I planted the explosive but just didn't make it out of the enemy compound in time.

    best damn thing ever.

    I find it hard to believe that we were put on this earth to just own a sports car, work for currency to pay for booze and pizza and get head once in a while. I can't wait to teach my boy how to throw a curve ball, solve a chemistry problem or how to break on a 3 step drop to blow up some unsuspecting tightend coming over the middle. MB, you know that shit.
    Watching my daughter see live animals for the first time like cows and sheep and birds and seeing the look on her face is priceless. Sort of like the joy i received from watching Mike Brown just appear out of nowhere to pick off a pass and take it to the house.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    One word: adoption.

    I have a chia-pet, so I did my duty.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    no worries mang, as long as you aren't making life harder for someone else then everything is cool and you are ahead of the game.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I'm so stupid, I survived my first two suicide missions and went back in for a third.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    that is uncommon valor Nitty. Going back into the warzone knowing the consequences.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    boom, johnny, boom... on all that shit.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    This. All of this.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    You surprise me, Corm. I ask you this.

    Nature is like a self bailing raft. It fills up and bails itself out. Sometimes simultaneously, sometimes cyclically. Nature decides what goes in the raft and how it comes out. It's a natural cycle. Now, if we happen to add our own contribution to the raft, however miniscule, would it not possibly overwhelm the self bailing system?

    All this bullshit about how nature cyclically warms and cools anyway, is like a kid who steps on his brothers head while he slowly drowns. When the kid is asked why he did it, he says, he was going to drown anyway.

    The other thing that blows my mind is that the scientific community is undivided. People who spend their lives studying this shit, get told, "You can't possibly know that we are doing anything to contribute" And with equal authority and confidence proclaim, "Oh nature does this on it's own. "

    Admittedly, it's an equation with many variables, many of which, we don't fully understand. Seems to me, with the evidence of glacier meltage and so forth, that we should just ASSUME we're the problem and err on the side of caution.

    The attitude, "Oh, well, it was just like this when we got here" strikes me as juvenile, lazy, and cowardly. (Not that I'm calling anybody here that (I hate that I have to add this disclaimer)).

    All of the other issues you guys mention are very important to me, and many others. To me, Global Warming is THE most important issue out there.

    It's clear to me that by and large, most of the world either disagrees, refuses to do anything about it, or doesn't have the means TO do anything about it.

    Net Net: I'm pretty sure we're fucked, but I'm going down swinging.

    Go ahead, let me have it.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    i'm a pretty centrist dude and lean to the right and left from time to time but i find myself ranting more often than not about the environment and how we have been and are continuing to take a scud missle sized boner to the ass of the planet. Sooner or later we'll be playing out a scene from "The Road" and Nitty's camp of dudes will be harvesting some of my family members for food because we kept deep dicking the ecosystem, water supply and oxygen producing plants that keep us all alive.

    You don't have to be a card carrying member of the Dems or Reps nor a rocket scientist to know that pouring waste and commerical pollutants into the Ocean and especially our fresh water systems (read: DRINKING WATER) = bad and finding ways to extend and replenish our energy sources so we don't have to keep killing each other = good.

    I have a Irish Sweetness-esque obsession with the fact that sooner or later we will be fighting each other for clean water, fuel sources and food......IF we don't snap straight and stop fucking about.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    word

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    "Nitty's camp of dudes"?

    P.S. It would be easier for me to promise not to have my camp of dudes eat your family if I knew your secret identity. Let's come up with a blog code word, so I know who I should and should not let my camp of dudes eat.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    The Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Be96lHYcy8

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    he only used camp because you're going to have so many fucking offspring.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    cold mang, cold

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    hahahahha... couldn't help myself Johnny. Doc knows I love him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    bwahahahahahah

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ahh. I see that now. Touche.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I agree wholeheartedly - I have extremely conservative friends who are more environmentally concerned than I am, and I'm a bleeding heart twerp.
    Can't we all agree that pissing in your own coffeemaker is going to create a problem sooner or later?

  • Here is the turf upgrade article and some useful insights into its origin.

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/6896516/soldier-field-getting-new-sod-time-season

    "This is a hybrid. This is a cross of Bluegrass--Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bench, and Northern California Sinsemilla. The amazing stuff about this is that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus belt that night on this stuff."

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    Does this mean the McCashkeys didn't hire the gardener eye called them about, after the seams in the sod sterted splitting.

    He was a "horticulturalist" with a sticky great stat profile. He went to school in the Emerald Triangle. He comes highly recommended.

    Now eye have never disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle; but, eye did get lost at the intersection of the Trinity- Humbolt-Mendicino triangle.

    Good Frkin Morning

  • In reply to 34Z23:

    Damn, Bluegrass - I heard that shit's expensive.

    Maybe we should have used some of that mula to throw at Colon.

  • Does anyone else think that the Williams' will be working out at "The Refuge" together next summer? Thank you chris for your effort; and i hope it translates to your future success.

  • Ta Da. I'm starting to wonder if these writers read Da Blog.

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/7280890-417/bears-matt-forte-is-good-but-hes-not-worth-a-huge-payday.html

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I did not read the article* but I understand your suspicion as I've seen arguments here to not pay Forte. Not to say that I agree with those arguments...

    * What few of us wonder about is whether Morrissey is bereft of the cognitive capacity for original thought. There is little doubt on that matter.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I don't think I ever heard anyone say, "don't pay Forte". What several have said is that he doesn't deserve "sick" money.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    exactly Trac.

    Anyone here think Forte should get Fitz money? DeAngelo William money? (Keep in mind how a Bell or Unga can pop out of nowhere).

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Bell is like this squirt shotgun i had when i was a kid. it was a powerful one shot pump squirtgun but once you blew up some victim with a huge blast of water you would get pummeled as you reloaded. (insert german fetish sexual reference here)

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Those players are basically all those teams have. For them maybe that was the right move to overpay? For us being maybe just a few pieces away from the whole enchilada? No.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Actually I don't think anyone here has said pay him "sick" money, or anything even approaching DeAngelo Williams money.

    I haven't tallied it up, but it seems like /more/ people are saying they should get an extension done and to pay him well. Whereas people here (2 or 3 I believe) /have/ suggested to pay him next year when his contract is up, i.e. "pay him when it's time to pay him."

    I believe he is good enough, and has shown enough, to get a good sized (top 10, or at least top 15) contract now. Not "stoopid" money but something in line with his production. Forcing him to play out his last year at $500k is a slap in the face -- they can do it, but it will make it /much/ harder to re-sign him as a free agent.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Agreed - I say pay the man this year; I can understand the moral of letting the contract run out. I get it. But that's not the way the game is played in the NFL and it seems a little self-destructive to try and prove a point with one of the elite backs in the game. If Forte leaves next year, we have a serious, serious personnel issue.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Yeah because you can get anyone to get over 1500 all purpose yards a year for $500k

  • Three years in a row.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Isn't Sweetness the only other Bear RB to do that his 1st three seasons starting with his rookie year? Yeah, maybe we should keep him.

  • I imagine this will generate some head-nodding around here.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0826-dan-mcneil--20110826,0,4132123.column

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Awww hell yeah

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    +∞

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    where the fuck did you get an infinity sign from? do you have some special european computer? does it come with free Hungarian and Czech porn??? Can i fucking borrow it??????!!!????????

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    ditto

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Ok, so here's the real deal story behind this...

    I was going to just type the word “infinity” and say I fucking looked everywhere for the symbol on my machine but couldn't find it… then I had an idea.

    I found it (the place I found it will remain a secret, but on my deathbed I shall reveal its whereabouts to 3 lucky people), but thought to myself, "there is no way in sweet jesus's cornhole that this janky gnome ridden CN blog code will ever accept and post it… it will come out as a broken field… or it might even break the whole interweb and turn it into a huge digital blackhole.

    But I posted it… and it was fine.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You secretive bastard. You're the type of guy who sits on a brilliant chili recipe rather than let the masses enjoy it. You cold hearted son of a bitch.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    mmmm... and you should taaaaaaste my chili doc.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mmmmm...... metaphor

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Damn, I knew I secretly admired you, Doc. Awesome!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Makes sense. No-one would admire me publicly.

    Zing. I see a shot, I take it, even at myself.

  • Looks like the comment system is kicking ass again. I see a bunch of new comments in the "recent comments" on the main page... but the actual blog entry page doesn't have any of the new comments. It's from like over half an hour ago.

    Looks like something is messed or severely lagging with the page regeneration.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    We call that "Gnome Cognitive Dissonance"

  • Al will like this one... at least he called it like he saw it: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Video-Ravens-get-called-for-false-start-on-82?urn=nfl-wp5927

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha ha...I saw that game MB, and chuckled when he said that.

  • Few memos to self while watching this 3rd game...

    - Trust your eyes. Don't worry about scheme, potential, play-calling. Does the WR catch the ball when it hits his hands? Does the DT get a push? Does the Olineman get pushed back? Is the QB accurate? Does the HB run like his hair is on fire? Does the LB tackle and wrap up? My scouting evaluation is basic. If I say "wow" or "yes!" - you're that much closer to making the team. If I wince or curse and you're directly responsible, welcome to the CFL.

    - Bowman's back, how good will he be? Podlesh needs to be given a critical eye. Which of the reclamation projects really wants it, and who just wants a paycheck and an early retirement? Which of the UFDAs has a Brady chip on his shoulder and will hustle his ass off?

    - Can we convert on 3rd down? Can we score in the Red Zone? Can someone other than Peppers get pressure? Can someone on D make a play or cause a turnover?

    - Stay healthy, stay healthy, stay healthy, stay healthy...

  • This is for Johnny, and the rest of the fans on the board:

    Oh, and any time you start a story with this line, "Ric Flair has been physically attacked by at least three of his four wives." you know you're in for a read: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    " .....He wore nothing but a jeweled cape, the flight attendants said, and "flashed his nakedness, spinning his penis around..."

    isn't that way shit always goes down?

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Does his ability to "spin" it around prove a lack of steroid use?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    It just makes the diameter of the "spin" smaller, I would think.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Doc is the math guy though, so he'd have to confirm how the geometry works.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    geoma-what? I'm off duty til September 19th.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    sheer... brilliance.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I tried to read the whole thing, but damn. It's a old testament sized list of stupidity, bad situations, and bad decisions. Couldn't do it. I get it. The guy is a roid raging tool who couldn't seperate his wrastler persona with reality. I get it.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    pretty much.

    I know how he feels though. the Halloween before I was engaged I went out as Hunter S. from fear and loathing... I took a vicadin, smoked weed, and had about 6 Singapore slings that night – turns out ether is hard to come by without a medical or veterinarian license.

    Never once exited character.

    Oh.... uhhh... no poignant summary or conclusion, just wanted to relive the night in my mind.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Who played Gonzo!?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    no one, my buddy was fucking alice cooper?!??! Alice fucking cooper... or The Undertaker, I never found out which.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What did Alice Cooper have to say about that?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1 bro! I was Hunter S. about 7 yrs ago (like you, before wife and son) out here in Reno...we go walking into a casino, and bam!! Instantly walk into a bachelorette party. My buddy played a great Gonzo... we were all over downtown that night...I still remember "well uhhh As your attorney I advise you to uhhh take that shot; take that girl in back; oepn up your briefcase, etc. etc...grfeat time thanks for the trip down memory lane MB

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    *open* and *great*..damn i can't type...smh

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Wooo!

  • If Flatbread ends up on his ass, even one more time, I am going to assume that a good GM would cut him.

    Angelo won't. Just like he won't cut RW. Angelo will keep Paea and Roy no matter how bad they stink it up. Because to CUT them, and do something insane like keep Rickenbacker and Kris Adams instead of RW, or keep Okoye and dump Paea - that would bring the dogs of war at the Trib and Sun-Times right down on his head. Everyone would mock his choices, and rightly so.

    So, instead, this regime is like Qaddafi in his final days. Apparently, Little Q so enjoyed his ritual of having his subjects kiss his ring, that he kept the morning routine up, even while the rebels were fighting down the street in Tripoli. He would make his subjects line up, and they would approach his throne and kiss his feet, like he was fucking Caligula.

    Too bad none of them had the stones to conceal a glock to drop in his face when it was their turn. Angelo is the same way - we will keep up the pretense as long as possible.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hey Irish, you wanted to know how many more ways we could call Angela a tool. I compared him to a tin pot dictator. Something they are well versed with there in Thailand. How was that?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Brilliant GP.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That gives him some panache. Needs to be more like a horrible affliction or condition, like an open, weeping, putrid sore.

  • Ho.Ly.Sheite... this is terrible... and brilliant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkNm3aitctY

    btw, how perfect a call was it to cast biz in Men in Black 2?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HgUh5bOgbM

    (ps, WS's bbox is much better than biz' in that clip)

  • i won't lie to you and tell you that i'm not sad:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/26/cullen-jenkins-has-stood-out-among-eagles-pickups/

    I love how he plays. I think Okoye will do fine but Jenkins could have played End or Tackle. fuuuuuuuuck.

  • Will we blitz, minimally to just see where we are at right now, or is this gonna be a game that you work off of a small package and try to keep executing it throughout the game with all strings?

    This Forte negotiation; does the agent really earn the money they will be paid? i am wondering if they get a %, or is the player in control of their compensation?

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    %

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    If it wasn't a %, the agent wouldn't have no incentives to get a good contract.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    wouldn't have no incentives none to much neither.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    no shit

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I actually don't remember where I picked this up, but i believe their compensation is fixed and set by the NFLPA. It is either 3% or 5% IIRC, but I'm not sure about that (obviously).

    It should be obvious that the agents make the big bucks from representing first round draftees primarily, so that is where most of their attention goes. If you want to learn more about agents, what they do, and what their jobs/lives are like, go check out Jack Bechta's columns for the NFP. He lays it out pretty bare, and seems like a standup guy.

  • This one's for Crown (gotta watch it all the way through tho, not too long)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vky3F36hoU0

  • In reply to gpldan:

    HA!

  • I've been tracking this, and it's getting worse and worse...

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/aug/26/mission-beach-closed-after-second-shark-sighting/

    There’ve been exponential increases in shark/human interactions lately (and you know how that goes). In a couple years it's going to end up like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-493KsbW6g

    (and no, LL Cool J will not be there to save us all)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    or even this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U87zVkIXNI0

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Owww!!!! Blindsided by that Eric Roberts sighting.

    Damn man, give a brother some warning next time....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    whoops, my bad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Just kidding man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjcPJs-5qk0

  • In reply to gpldan:

    jesus, talk about warning a guy...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I say go find the biggest baddest shark in the reef, and kick it's ever-lovin ass. Just make sure the other sharks see it first. Works every time.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    interesting thought doc... Mussolini-style huh?

    Hmmm.... you may have an idea there. When did you say you’re coming down here to visit your granny in san marcos?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    like this doc?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLfvkzFC9PQ

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Clearly, you have kids.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I say that having been here for 400 odd MILLION years, we should just give the sharks the space they need. Of course, I cannot possibly approach Gilbert's wisdom on this topic.

    http://deadspin.com/284961/its-never-the-offseason-in-the-mind-of-gilbert-arenas

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    ...the line between genius and insanity is sometimes a very razor-thin blurry line Dave.

    "A shark attack is if you're chilling at home, sitting on your couch, and a shark comes in and bites you; now that's a shark attack"

    ...btw, this is the next step in the progression. They are amassing against us now dave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=mc-spears_ron_artest_name_change_082511

    What was wrong with spelling it "meta"? Really, Ron-ron. You crazy.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ok, ok, so he's much closer to the 'insanity' side of the line...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It says at the bottom that Gilbert stole that from a comedian. Sometimes there's a fine line between Genius and Plagiarizer.

  • While we wait for the bears next test; i would like to inform boxing fans that there is a heavyweight match going on in the state of new york that bears watching. It is the Ali Frazier magnitude that draws my attention.

    In one corner is the jewish attorney general from New York, the peoples choice, the pugnacious, Eric Snyderman.
    In the other corner, the banking behemoth New York Mellon. Snyder - man has been relentless with a flury of punches in the early rounds, at the mortgaded backed security belly of the mellon.

    On tuesday O- bama leaped into the ring and stopped the fight, removing the great snyder-man from the ring.....OH! O!

    The great boxing writer who is covering the human struggle for The Rolling Stone magazine, Matt Taibbi, gives us his ringside take on the orgiastic excess of the behemoths; at the magazines sight. Pound for pound the best wall street bloodhound in this crazy joint. He is a passionate soul; always an entertaining read.

    You won't believe how this bout went down.
    Reminds me of the time my uncle had a fight where the fix was in. When his opponent hit the ground around the 4th round; uncle Frank and his manager bypassed the locker room for union station; and the next day they were in the state of N.Y., putting pen to coast guard paper.

    Wish we could sail away from this mess.......God saturday please deliver an evening of greate performances.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    you have to be Jack's older... or younger brother.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm not so much into politics, just an organized crime officianado. I get bored waiting for games, so i keep trying to amuse myself until then. Do I know jack?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hee hee

  • mang, good to be able to read up here. Was in Oakland this week on biz, and hangin at Raider sports bars after the work gig was deflating, except for the Bushmills and Guinnies and watching the countless plastic milfs parading was sweet. Got to admit "The Drake" kicked some arse being interviewed on the WR situation. Why can't Tice be as candid as Drake... is Tice a bib-wearing/knee pads included suck up ? Word of the thread that I've already used in 3 conversations tonight "fucktard". Keep it rolling lads. Oh, my main reason for posting, I know that NOBODY knows where...ahem... one may be able to locate a web site that may by sheer coincidence will be showing the game tomorrow vs Titans?

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    http://atdhe.tv/

    Rumor has it ....

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Thanks, hope it works. Will be riding out Hurricane Irene tonight.

  • Taibbi's quote about Hester's dubs for his car made me #16 LOL

    And his final Jesus zinger, damn... inspired

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/sportswriters-rally-to-the-cause-of-unpaid-labor-20110826

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Gracious, I knew Cowherd was a jackass, but that has to take the cake. What a sanctimonious cocksucker.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I enjoyed that. Good Shite.

  • HOLY SHIT! Tommie Harris sighting... he just bitch slapped rodgers

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Are you shittin us? Serious?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah mang. he sacker rodgers once. worked him. was awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sacked

  • Let me date myself in bear history, I was a little sht when my dad held my hand as we excused our way through the nosebleed seats at wrigley as mr. sayers was scoring the first of 6.

    I didn't see him cross the goaline cause a girder was blocking the view where we stood. Then the crowd dwarfed me.

    There was a game the year before in the second to the last row of the bleacher seats; and the wind was howling off the lake. Hate to say this but; all i remember from that game was seeing this guy behind us pull out a flask open the cap and take a swig.
    i was mesmorized couldn't take my eyes off him the whole game ,as he took pull after pull.

  • and who the fuck is curtis painter?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    looks like Chad Hutchinson's younger, gayer brother.

  • yeah, but dude just spanked the fudge 1st team D like the bunch of cheap bitches they are.

  • MBHP - sipping a La Fin Du Monde right now winding down from a hectic week. fucking refreshing.

  • and Cor, i thought you'd appreciate that too.

  • Sounds good - I'm enjoying some Utz Chesapeake Bay Crab Seasoning Chips and old school Miller High Life. Ran out of time to hit the booze store, what with the raiding Home Depot for a new grill and a generator and sand bags.

  • Deschutes Twilight IPA for The Nitty.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    nice. sometimes you need to assault your tastebuds with hops.

  • ho-leee sheeeeit boyah!

    Just watched the payton manning interview. Did that motherfucker go to the Brett Farve school of fake shit-kicker accents and awww shucks interview demeanor? That was ridiculous. tool.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not as bad as Aaron Rodgers' Village People moustache. What a tard.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I would call the guy a complete fag, but that would be an insult to gay people that I have no problems with.

    He is a fucking tard MBP, and he’s not going to last the season sadly (for douche packer fans that is)

    Gay pornstache: http://thm-a01.yimg.com/nimage/b4aa8396e606cfd8

    Gay cowboystache (what he’s sporting tonight): http://connect.in.com/aaron-rodgers-mustache/photos-aaronrodgersthumb500x363220415-1082256402257.html

    Gay medievalstache: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FbZEhC747dY/SK0YpLXFfRI/AAAAAAAAAXA/kSpX_6iN7cM/s320/arod+mutton.jpg

    Jesus, this is getting silly. You all get the point.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We need the word back

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IFloXOuLgA

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My theory is he does it to draw attention from his wonky eye.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    tee hee...

    and the dude's from fucking chico, not waco. Don't get it?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I dislike the guy, from a rivals perspective, but I have to say, doing wierd things to your facial hair is fun shit. I once sported a neck beard for the entire season Orton was our starter.

    Every time I shave my beard, I shave it in a weird way for a couple of days. Like, only the left half. Only the top half. Lightning bolt-chops. Fun shit.

    Now's Mike's hitler-stache on the other hand...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Charles-Barkley-says-what-we-re-all-thinking-abo?urn=nba-246853

  • oh yeah... how apros pro... just saw this commercial come on TV: http://www.iamrogue.com/sharknight3d/fullsite/index.html#/videos/trailer

    see that guy, art imitating life... or, something like that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How can you ever go wrong with sharks, rednecks, and wannabe models?
    Trick question: you cannot.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    bingo!

  • Holy crap - Stephen Jackson has 96 yards on 15 carries in the Rams game.

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING?????? Fagnuolo!!!! (Did you see that?)

    Get the guy killed in the pre-season. I need him on my FF team, you idiot, quit it!!!!!!

  • Ok, which one of you guys wants to go 1:1 in MW2 tonight? (the weapons are better in 2 than in black ops)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I do!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    common mang, go get a PS3 tomorrow... they're practically giving them away these days.

    Sides, you can get the ticket on em now... even though willie says it will be shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Please get it and let me know... If it's lag free count me in.

    I just won't be dropping tree fitty to find out.

    All I know is that streaming directv league pass to the PC sucked donkey balls for the last 2 seasons... And that only cost $50.

    Maybe if it cost tree fitty I would be pot committed and like it a lot more...

    Can't wait for reviews, but don't not do it because of my bad experience. Maybe Omaha Internet sucks.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I'm fucked, I will probably have to do it willie. I don't know if I can handle the shitty pirated interweb feeds man. We'll see.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Tree fitty.

  • Speaking of chia pets...ladies and gentlemen, I give you Charles Woodson's beard.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.karashur.net/images/dave.jpg

  • Hold up ..... no myp2p.eu .... no atdhenet .... no FOOTBALL ??! Homeland security are you fkn kidding me? That means no horswe racing no nothing ... my life is fkd !! Please tell me somebody out there is watching football on the net ? For the love of little baby Jebus tell me they didn't take my football away ..........

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    deeeep breaths baby... http://atdhe.tv/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh mang. Thanks MB. I nearly lost my will to live. Myp2p seems to be gone though ....

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    yeah man, the feds are hard core... have you ever seen the borne movies?!

  • Hey, MB. You clipped yet?

    Didn't think so.

    You'll have your own camp pretty soon.

    Chili-hogging bastard.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    yoooouuuu moooother....

    I'm hanging my head in shame dude. The wife begged me to wait till our little guy is 2 before deciding. Not that I will magically change my mind by then, but hey... she can try.

    ...besides, I wasn't looking forward to getting two huge shots in my sack. Gives me the fucking willies just thinking about it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The conversation should go like this.
    "You know what ... honey dumpling ...if you feel so strongly about it, why don't YOU get snipped sweetheart, mkay? Mkay. And you forgot to take the trash out ..."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Deja Vu, mang. Deja Vu.

  • Real Genius is a fucking great movie.

    If you haven't, then do.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    vintage Kilmer

  • Check out ESPN as it undergoes the glorification of Vick's past. Pay attention boys, this is how history is re-written.

  • My boy Levi Horn has been moved to backup RG according to the Bears' depth chart !! Finally. Indian Bear in beside Jew Bear? Welcome Chief. Watch this space .....

  • Also ... Paea is third string Nose tackle. Okoye is third string behind Melton. Big Toe second string at both spots.

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