Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears Game Preview

Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears Game Preview

If you gave me some truth serum, I might admit that I like Ron Rivera more than Lovie Smith.  Nope, don't even need the truth serum.  Ron Rivers played linebacker for the greatest football team there ever was and coordinated the defense which nearly carried the organization to a second title.  He and Thomas Jones were shown the door and the Bears went back into the tank.  I know it was not a coincidence.  He'll have something to prove Sunday at Soldier Field.  I just don't think he has the horses in 2011.

WHY DO I LIKE THE CHICAGO BEARS THIS WEEK?

  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • Defensively the Carolina Panthers just don't possess much to actually frighten this Bears offense.  (The Bears offense does a good enough job frightening itself.)  They have only five sacks on the season and the Bears should be able to keep Charles Johnson, the most insanely paid player in the NFL, off Cutler's back.  With the injuries Carolina has suffered at linebacker any blitzes will cost them big yardage on short throws from Cutler to Forte, Hester...etc.
  • The Bears will sell out to stop the run because they know Ron Rivera and Chud are not crazy enough to have Cam Newton put the ball in the air 40 times against a defense that lives off the turnover.  The Bears also know the Panthers will see the tape of Starks and Grant running cutbacks free through their second level and will expect the same approach from Williams and Stewart.
  • If Newton is going to beat the Bears in the air, he's going to need to connect on the slant routes and under zone stuff he's yet to successfully do as a pro.  The QBs that have success against this defense display two distinct qualities: patience and accuracy.  You have to wait for that tight end to slide away from the defender in the middle of the field.  You have to wait for the receiver to duck into the space between corner and safety.  You have to throw the ball into tight spots.  Is Cam that kind of player?  I don't think so.  Certainly not yet.
  • Pro Panthers, Volume I.  I am not one to read too significantly into the first three weeks but as I wrote yesterday the Bears are getting thrashed by pass-catching tight ends.  The Panthers have a good one named Greg Olsen.
  • Pro Panthers, Volume II.  I still have nightmares of Steve Smith in the 2005 postseason.  When he's possessed, he can't be stopped.
  • The Bears can't ignore the rushing game for a third consecutive week, can they?  I think they'll find themselves with an early lead in this game and run the ball between 25-30 times at least for better than 150 yards.
  • The Panthers are registering touchbacks on half their kickoffs.  Robbie Gould is 11-14 on touchbacks.  That's a rather significant statistic when you consider the weapons Chicago has in the return game, including Dave Toub making the calls.  Opponents won't be able to keep the return units off the scoreboard all season.
  • There are a few intangibles I think exist here.  (1) I think the Bears play their best football when they've been written off.  (2) They are even more dominant when they've been written off and face an inferior team.  (3) Anger.  I think there's a lot of anger in that locker room right now, especially on the defensive end.  In 2005, the defense learned quickly they needed to dominate the line of scrimmage and win games on their own.  I think they start with that approach Sunday.

Chicago Bears 23, Carolina Panthers 6

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  • First.

  • We know Lovie's shortcomings, Rivera's have yet to be revealed. I smell a shutout.

    Bears 27
    Panthers 0

  • Could this possibly be more Lovie vs Ron, than Bears vs Panthers?

  • weak man: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/09/28/bears-ex-player-refuses-wh-invite.cnn?hpt=hp_t2

    danimal was a linebacker!??!?!? Really?!?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What a douche. "Oh yeah if Regan invited me back in 85 I would go but I dont like the guy in there now" Um Bush is the worst president this country ever had and people were still respectful enough to accept an invite from the WH. I want to slap this fool.

  • The reason, btw, the 85 Bears didn't get to go, was the White House was dealing with the Challenger explosion.

    Obama was trying to rectify a wrong, in that they were the only SB team never to be invited to the White House. But hey, it's not the first time Obama gets the short end of the stick when trying to right past wrongs. I'm sure he's used to it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1

  • Two things Sac, first you have to give the man props for standing on his principles. Second, apparently you weren't around for Jimmy Carter.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Many of you believe that Politics and Religion should never mix. I say they are one in the same. Politics and Sports, now that's a Sin.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Bid D,I never said that. Not quite sure why that is a reply to me.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    That was a joke. Gotha Murph. I read you loud and clear.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Yup- the only truly Christian president we had since Lincoln sucked. Lets all worship money and capitalism! BTW many of the things Jimmy warned us about (global warming, dependence on foreign oil, over reaching in foreign affairs/ warts etc) came to fruition. The man had Christian beliefs and he stuck by them through the years and thats a man I can respect. How's that for politics and religion. haha

    Oh and Gp - aint that the truth

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Always mystified at the no love for Jimmy Carter vibe. He was the smartest Prez in my lifetime, and didn't America have a higher standard of living back then?

    As for Obama's principles - they appear to be ...

    1. Do exactly what the Military Industria Complex tells you.

    2. Continue to protect the Federal Reserve scam from the general public, and ensure that under no circumstances do the interest repayments get delayed.

  • Hell, if I were Obama I'd be happy to not have to welcome that multiple-DUI foot-in-mouth buffoon into the White House.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Damn Ufficio, most of the NFL wouldn't get welcomed into the White House if those traits were problems.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Danimal is not the one destroying the USA

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yes, there's absolutely no way that the US will survive the Obama presidency.

    Do you have even the slightest idea how ridiculous you sound?

  • I'd have done exactly the same thing as Hampton. And stiffing that douche bag in the White House would be, as with Dan, number three on the list.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yup I see all the huge decisions he's made really hurting the country. Like two foreign occupations, illegal wiretaps, torture, illegal detentions. Man this guy is ruining America!

  • Obama now gets to see the Bad Guy Book everyday and that is why he keeps occupying two foreign countries, bombs targets inside of 3 sovereign nations currently, keeping wiretapping suspected terror networks and individuals, detains known members of islamic fundamentalist terrorists, etc.

    He is doing the same fucking thing as Bush man, and he's doing it because once he had access to the daily reports by the NSA,CIA, FBI, DOD, etc, he realized that sometimes you can't just use logic and reason to get fucking crazy motherfucking idiot zealots to play nice. Get real.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    oh, and the Fed under his watch is doing the same thing Bush's FED did which is to keep an accomodative policy of easing so as to spur lending throughout every industry, bank, corporation, etc.

    Is this thing on? You guys gotta use your heads and stop toeing the party lines so hard? Do you not see a pattern? Every 4 years a new candidate comes in and spouts the same shit about change and ending the games of Washington and then once they get to see how the world works in real time instead of in the playbook of their campaign advisor they realize that sometimes you gotta do what's in the best interest of the country regardless of what you and i think...

  • The 'Federal' Reserve bankrupted America long ago. I hope by now that every reader of this blog is fully aware that each dollar printed is lent at interest to the U.S. government by a cartel of private banks. I spend enough time pointing it out, are there really people who think I'm joking? The Fed causes recessions by contracting the money supply and getting rich off your resulting misery.

    As MB says, "Is thing on?"

  • Danimal needs to be put over his daddy's knee and given a spanking for his impudence. I hated Bush, Jr. and, had I been invited by him to the WH, I would have gone, shaken his hand and said, "Thank you for this wonderful day, Mr. President. We appreciate your hospitality." That's not called respect for Bush, but it is called respect for our government and the most important job in the land (nay...in the world). Who does this washed-up drunken cripple think he is to dis the Presidency...forget the President. He's just a place holder for the next guy, whose a placeholder for the next guy, etc., etc., etc.

  • Well, someone has to do it sometime in the first quarter, so I'm going with the Panthers on this one. The kool-aid is tasting rather bitter after the last two games, and the one thing you can definitely say about the NFL is that unexpected things happen.

    Panthers 20, Bears 17

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Wow. Thud.

    You just dropped that one on the floor of the blog like a brick dave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have to hold my hand up and say I'm not confident of beating a high octane offense MB. How do we score more points than them?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    stop scaring my fragile eggshell mind

  • I am tired of wearing this cloak of misery
    cutler sounds like he is back in his body this week
    so i don't expect inaccuracy
    but, i still will cotinue to light the sandalwood for him and his Offensive instructor...Mega Mind

    not too sure about our recievers hands though
    if i were the recievers coach; every one of those jokers would have had to eat, sleep, and conduct their daily experience, carrying the football with them...... 24-7; treat em like children till they get consistent....they need to spend more time with the tools of their trade....a little public humiliation for the overpaid prima donna's
    might bring some perspective back to the high life they do not deserve.....earn your keep or give your money to matt

    how does the offensive line for Car. look?
    i need to study this; but i am hoping the middle of their front can get blown up; and we can get some positive momentum ingrained in our boys, for the next big struggle wit Det.
    a gift for me this weekend would be the start of something good in the carreer of rootin' tootin' wooten'

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    does anyone else think 9 wins in a row is asking too much?

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I asked Santa Claus for an AC-130 Spectre gunship this Christmas. So, I think it's all a matter of perspective.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What in the world!?!?

    When you do get it GP, can you do a fly-by of Jerry's house please?

    Maybe for a bit of... this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsA9VtQ_uLg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Beat me to the sortie idea, MB.

  • Irish,

    I have a copy of Never Die Easy I can send to you if you promise to return it. Send your details here:

    docnitty34@gmail.com

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Ah there should be a Bears book club. But only sports or war related books. I have 1776, Guns Germs and Steel, and a Bears trivia book up for loan. The only problem is the exorbitant price of shipping.

  • A Bears book torrent feed?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.ebookexchange.com/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Eh I'm more of a tactile guy. i just havent gotten into the whole ebook thing.

  • That's what the teenage Mr. Spock said .....

  • 1776 was a damn fine book. Guns, Germs and Steel was awesome as well.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Damn I love this blog, that's sweet Doc. Don't worry mang, I'll find one. I'd want a keeper anyway. Still got my copy of "McMahon!" I'd love to know who's idea the exclamation mark was.

    But thanks Doc.

  • well it is good to be off
    get to post early today
    plus after an adventure keeping back the jungle
    maybe a little time at the local taveronee with bubba
    things are lookin' up

    nothin important just a few non-sensical rants:
    regarding running backs;
    these last two weeks have been the last of three strikes for this bare mind.........
    strike on : not allowing sayers the ball to complete the whole game;...... and own a ruthian type of record
    srike two: not allowing MR.PAYTON, to touch the ball at the goal line in the super bowl
    strike three: not allowing forte, to touch the ball at all; and begin to create a running game (identity) for our offense

    because i keep an axe handy so I can grind an edge from the thick skulls of management;
    I might be prone to suspect that after lasts weeks game Mr. A, with a smile on his mug, pulled out the file under the tab R; ah there it is,
    Reason's Not To Pay Forte------and scribbled in, with glee, another list of checkmarks on the negative side of the ledger....
    Oh, i am almost positive Mega Mind is on the take also......
    so much $ for less than 15 runs is panneling his video room with the finest rainforest wood money can buy
    well in baseball it is three strikes and you are out
    throw the bums out

    thanks to all for the class on angelo's draft history....
    upon further understanding and review of his draft list;
    i believe there is a corelation to mr. a and that commercial on t.v.
    Angies List
    its something about a site where you can get reliable information
    on prospective job personel.....their quality, effectiveness, pricing
    there seems to be some correlation here
    i'm gonna have to use my imagination
    and think about Angies List, and our future in the employment business

  • anyone know what the O-line will look like now that LL is back from ankle injury? Wonder if Spencer gets bumped or if he get shuffled elsewhere. I'd like to see how each O-linemen graded out the last 2 games. Seems Webb and Chrissy wiff on 2 or more blocks each game. I am no O-line expert, but the left side our line seem putrid.

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    I want to know how fucking hard is it to know the snap count that you were just told 10 seconds ago in the huddle Omelete?

    I played fullback in HS as well as MLM/SS, and it wasn't that fucking hard. The QB says "on two", 10 seconds later you're at the line and he goes, "blah blah, blah.... HUT.... HUT!" And on that second "HUT!" you go... because 10 seconds ago the QB said "on two"… fucking remember Frank?

    Jesus H.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Some things are complicated for some people, MB.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    brutal dave. brutal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Having played line I can say when there's a big dude yelling crazy sht with a rainbow colored mouthpiece and spit flying everywhere it tends to be a bit distracting. Add 60,000 fans and a huge sound system to that and yeah you get false starts.

  • meh, it's his job, and his only job Sac. That's what he got paid $6 MILLION dollars for... I believe.

    SIX Sac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    were you a brawler?
    what was your best game ... or moment?

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    ahhhh glory days Hunti.

    Used to be I guess... I'm old with kids and a family now and tend to make much better decisions based on things other than just raw testosterone.

    My best, most fun games were in high school though... when your teammates were guys who I still consider to be best friends - one of whom played on a SB packer team in the mid 90’s btw.

    Anyway, my deal was bringing the wood… I was never great in coverage. I always tended to focus on hitting people, even in my college days.

    but hat was long ago.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, best game.

    CIF semi-finals my senior year, I had about 10 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery, and a TD on o (and about 50 yards as a FB). But I never considered it my best game cause I didn't have a great hit that game.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    get a sitter for the kids
    i'm starting you sunday
    with your credentials; sanity will return to the offense
    and your turnover ratio is off the charts
    you are my choice to come over the middle and make olsen forget about it for the rest of the day
    don't worry
    from the payton comments; nobody here is gonna try to make a buck on how many painkillers you take after your sunday trip back to your glory days

    thanks for brightening up my morning

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Leave Frank alone MB.
    He has SADHD - Super attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A FUCKING MEN MB!!!!!
    I have been bitching about that fat fuck since last season....
    I don't know how you can call yourself a professional and STILL put that piece of fucking shit on the field....

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    http://www.chicagofootballtalk.com/blog/grading-chicago-bears-blocking-vs-green-bay-packers

    All three weeks are up there, plus Roy's talky vidz which are great. J'marcus Webb graded out as top dog this week. Garza not so good.

  • I only disagree with you on the anger issue Jeff. Anger only works as an effective motivator if there is a genuine feeling that you have been wronged. The Bears are 1-2 because they deserve to be 1-2. I don't think anger has the potential to give a team any more talent than they already have. That to me is the problem. The talent level of this team cannot produce sustained results that contradict their ability no matter how angry they are. I suggest they play smarter not angrier. My experience has always been that when anger is misplaced, the results deteriorate even more.

  • Whitey Bulger, who Jack Nicholson based his character upon in The Departed, tried to get a biographer whacked. The biographer's name was Howie Carr (still alive), who is now on Boston radio as a poor man's Rush.

    In Carr's book, he asserted that Bulger was working both sides as an FBI informant since the 1940s, and that in Bulger's youth, he worked as a male prostitute in Boston's gay bars. You can imagine how this went over.

    When one of Bulger's henchman was asked about the plot to kill Carr, he said "he's a fucking oxygen thief who doesn't deserve to live."

    Since I read that, I always think about the term "fucking oxygen thief" when a biographer gets run. Departed is a great flick, maybe as good as Goodfellas, although that movie is epic.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh yeah, let me segway why doncha.

    Goodfellas has, in many people's estimation - the best long tracking shot in history.

    I have a contender. Don't know how many of you have ever seen this... but this goes down as my best 7 minute continuous tracking shot in film history, this is fucking Ninja.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJlCYNt2z9k

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I liked the one in Swingers- which was an homage to that shot but all done on a handheld. Amazing. Both shots are great and great use of the first person angle.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Four Rooms - The Quentin Tarantino bit... Has one of my favorite long shots. Most impressive is that Tarantino's wacky acting probably was good after the first take. That guy's movies are wonderful, but his acting makes me angry.

    Article on Famous Long Shots

    If you haven't seen Four Rooms... check it out. "Don't Misbehave" is also a good one, but the Tarantino bit blows them all away.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Great article Willie, thanks. Love me some PT Anderson - he's in here twice!

    I thought Tarantino only directed one of the stories in Four rooms? Never saw it. I don't buy Tarantino. Pulp Fiction was great (although a masterclass in theft). Dogs was okay and KB was okay. The opening of Basterds is way too long and up its own arse generally, a bit like the director himself. Compared to serious directors like Cimino, Coppola, Kubrick, Scorcese etc. he's just a pretender. You could also sit through an entire dinner with any of the above. My $0.02.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Amazing they don't even mention the opening shot of "Lawrence of Arabia" - I thought that was the most famous shot of all time?

    And I don't think any opening shot ever took a 5 year old boy's breath away quite like Star Wars Episode IV did mine. The Tantive IV being pursued by the Star Destroyer that seemed to go on forever. I still remember how I felt during that scene and it's 34 years ago. Mindblower. Thank you George Lucas.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'll have to watch it again. Both movies have great openings. Nice heads up on Whitey Bulger. Being a 'waste of oxygen' is a good insult in Spain. As is being 'a zero on the left', as in '0.00'.

    By the way, just watched this clip of Ditka on NBC Chicago (http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail/Coach-Mike-Ditka-Would-Spit-on-Payton-Author-130817828.html) ... and saw this on the right hand side of the screen ...

    Jay Cutler
    Wounded warrior in need of redemption after tapping out of the Big Game.

    WTF?

    And then below that ....

    Jerry Angelo
    The flinty maestro made the most of free agency. But can he score in the draft?

    Huh?

    It doesn't end there ....

    Johnny Knox
    A Smurf dynamo who looks like the future of the receiving corps.

    Jebus. Not only are we a long way from Kansas, we appear to be in Stepford.

  • We should have Hitman and Major back, that should defiantly help the defense. Plus Marion should be in too.

  • In reply to Cutler6Fan8:

    I don't know how having Pringles back helps us in any way, but Barber definitely helps our pass-blocking game and bagability in the run game. Is Louis back ?

  • Connie Payton issued this release: “The challenges he faced were well-known to those of us who loved and lived with him. He was a great father to Jarrett and Brittney and held a special place in the football world and the Chicago community. Recent disclosures — some true, some untrue — do not change this. I’m saddened that anyone would attempt to profit from these stories, many told by people with little credibility.’’

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Longer form interview:

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/sports&id=8371681

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thanks GP. that was good. Sad.

  • 1st...to say good job, Dan Hampton. Obama is ALREADY the worst President ever.

    To the chuckleheads who always reference Bush: The fact that he was a bad President has NO BEARING WHATSOEVER on what kind of President Obama IS RIGHT NOW.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    +1,000,000,000,000

    Yes folks, one trillion. Somewhat less that the amount Obama and friends (Dems in Congress) have used EVERY YEAR OF HIS (*please*... hell Trac, ok please GOD, be only) term as President.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Bwahahahaha! Ah two unfunded wars that he LIED his way into, corporate and dividend tax giveaways and a massive bailout of the banks. Don’t even get me started on how he led the country into torture and illegal detention, a slap in the face to all who have sacrificed in order to preserve liberty. You keep living in fantasy land and I guess we'll let history be the judge.

  • Uhh...he was talking about OBAMA. Once AGAIN, what Bush did has NO BEARING o what Obama is doing RIGHT NOW. If you want to say that he's doing a sub-par job because of what he inherited, just remember that he asked for said job and he has already outspent G.W.

    So save the fiscal theatrics.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    All Obama has had all along are vapid platitudes and an ability to exploit visceral (to the point of being irrational) hatred of GWB. The imposter in the White House offers nothing, except fiscal destruction of the United States and a debasement of the American Presidency as he bows to Islamic royalty.

    Perhaps it is because they were complicit with the Repukelicans in creating the second great disaster of the last 20 years that the Demoncrats speak so little of it - The Patriot Act.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    "as he bows to Islamic royalty."

    Gotta stop you there Dave. You are of course welcome to your beliefs, but that was silly, because:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/dialogues/features/2004/how_does_the_saudi_relationship_with_the_bush_family_affect_us_foreign_policy/bush_has_given_the_saudis_a_free_pass.html

    This one looks to be more mike moore style, but the (TWO!) kissing pic cracked me up: http://www.hermes-press.com/BushSaud.htm

    Pretty sure the Bushes have a much stronger tie to these pigs than Obama does mang. (money money moooonaaaayyyyy!)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "as he bows to Islamic royalty"

    hmmmmm. Don't think Mubarak and Gaddafi would agree with you there dave.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Bush drank tea with a Saudi Prince in the Rose garden on September 12th. The same dude whose plane was the only plane allowed in the air that day as I recall? Bush and his daddy were blowing the Saudis for a very very long time. They own as much U.S. real estate as the Chinese, if not more.

    For those still with their heads in the sand, the Fed own America, literally all of it, as collateral on a loan made in 1933. The National parks, forests, your gold, all owned by private banks and they're selling it off to the highest bidder. Chinese. Saudi. Whoever's got the cash. Your country is being sold out from under you brick by brick. Your freedoms were all eradicated under Bush and his 'executive orders', and Joint Resolution 114 was the final straw. You're living in a much poorer version of 1938 Berlin, and you don't control supply of your own currency. America was the last frontline for freedom and it has fallen to the banks and the richest family in the world - they own half the world's wealth and they won't stop until they have it all. Yours included.

    American Citizens ...... WAKE. THE. FUCK. UP.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    No President can be defended unless you go back to JFK - the only man brave enough to take on the Fed and tried to end the Federal Reserve Act and back the dollar with silver. Every President since has been a stooge and STFU about the greatest scam in history and therefore they have let you all down, and by association, the rest of the world. Screw them all. Screw the Democrats, screw the Republicans, screw the Congressmen and Senators who lie to you every single day and blow smoke up your ass with the help of the media. They're all complicit in the Fed scam, and I hope they all burn in hell, this life or the next.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Without turning this into DBB WWIII… I will just say that if it was up to me all these fuck-o's would get the boot and would lose their life-long meal ticket. We would flush the entire system like a nasty, backed up toilet and would:

    • Impose shorter, single term runs for EVERYONE in gov

    • NO more lobbies/lobbyists, PACs, NOTHING that means personal gain or votes for politicians (even indirectly)… everything on merit based outcomes only and what will help the people, not get gov officials more money/power/more terms

    • A revolving fiscal panel made up of successful business people with ZERO connection to any funding OR cuts. Just cut what makes sense, fund what makes sense for the betterment of the country and the people. Zero politics involved

    • No special treatment for any gov officials (no diplomatic immunity either)

    • Fix here (US) first before giving billions in aid to others… some of which will just use the money to kill our citizens in the future (I’m looking at you Middle East)

    • One man one vote

    • Rewrite the constitution for this fucking age. Ridiculous that we’re still following a document that was written in such a different time to the word

    • Fed/Wall street – I’ll leave this one open for Irish to entertain us with… but in all reality something has to change here too

    Reasonable... maybe... possible... never. Too much money/power/fame to be made/exploited/manipulated. Look, I don’t think Obama has done a good job (at all)… but man was he left with the biggest fucking mess possible (2 wars and a financial meltdown).

    The whole government thing is a mess. It's broken. It might not be Zimbabwe, but it is still broken... no doubt about that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    millard fillmore said after the civil war .....this is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people....
    it is a Gov. of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corp.
    he saw some firms who increased their wealth; servicing the war machines of the north and south, and he realized they already had too much influence in the halls of our Gov.

    they are the masters of war
    and our lives
    and the beat goes on

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    There we have it HB. Democracy and Capitalism were replaced by Corporatism.

    And so it goes ....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No need to rewrite the constitution, just uphold section 8 :

    Section. 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

    To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

    Congress. Not private banks.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    It's futile Dave. The Dems and Pubs both use and manipulate the masses for power and control. Powers and principalities of the air. Satan owns the world system.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    History will prove that things that Bush and Obama did were right and some were wrong. each side thinks the other is the devil and both sides are wrong.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    i found this interesting. granderson is always a character: http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/27/opinion/granderson-broken-government-voters/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i know man, i give up. i promised i wouldn't talk anymore political shit.
    It's like discussing it at a party. The problems couldn't be solved in 235 years by our biggest and best minds but we'll get it fixed in the next hour over shots of goldschlager and amstel lights....and we'll get into a needless heated argument to do so.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    Don't be afraid to say your piece - it's more important than football, mang, much more important. People have been dumbed down and kept ignorant as they're farmed for their money.

    “If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless”
    - Thomas Jefferson

    "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws."
    - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
    -Henry Ford

    "When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
    -Thomas Jefferson (1743 to 1826)

    "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
    - James Madison (1751 to 1836)

    This has all happened before. Five times.

  • I think if the Bears are "angry" they should be angry first at themselves and then with their coaches for not adjusting quick enough when things go south.

    I feel the Bears should and will win. But it ain't going to be a push over game. Saturday is my birthday, so I'm hoping the Football gods will show mercy and give me a win this weekend.

    Bears 24
    Panthers 21

    BEAR DOWN!!!

  • Who the fuck is Ron Rivers?

    I'm Ron Burgendy?

    Milk was a bad choice.

  • He's the brother of Philip Rivera Shady.

    Common man.

  • This what our world has come to gents. Dress... made of... cow nipples.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/rachel-freire-cow-nipple-dress_n_985177.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i was wondering
    what happens when you squeeze her

  • Well I'm glad to see lots of posters have staked out their territory on politics. Not many surprises.

    I don't see any way we lose this game. We have way too much at stake. Hopefully it will be on TV up here. Doubtful but a girl can dream. I'll be at work so I have no backup plan (hitting the sports bar). Hope we smoke the fuckers.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    How is the NFL broadcast in Canada, Canada? Many games? Like the states? Decided by region?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    We get all of the Sunday/Monday night games. I've got the NFL network so I get the Thursday night games. The Sunday games are a grab bag. I get East Coast major networks through Detroit so I get their games. I get the West Coast major networks through Seattle so I get their games. Also, I usually get about 3 or 4 other games on Sunday but I never know who that will be until late in the week. The networks up here bid on games and network TV shows so it's a real mish-mash of games. I usually get the late game on Sunday that is the primary late game but not always. It's kind of crazy but I usually get to see at least half of the Bears games without going to a sports bar. The only time I miss a game is when I'm at work and it's not on my cable system. Also, when I'm out of town. The little town where we have a vacation home is pathetic for football broadcasts. The locals would rather watch almost anything but NFL. Oh well.

  • wow looks like you guys could use a Cheesehead in here to unite one another. That is unless the pulse-less 2011 Bears can no longer evoke any emotional investment....

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Any news in GB? *Checks the net* Nope. Aaron Rogers STILL takes it in the ass.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    pathetic

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    But I DID come from two different gene pools.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    much better

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    :o)

  • i did some looking into the state of affairs of the panthers O-line
    they have two pro bowlers-csnter Kahlil
    and guard gross
    after that they are in a wait and hope attitude
    otah, who was a big brawler was in their plans; but coming off an injury, he has struggled to remain pain free
    they are having communication troubles at the line because of the new system they are running with Newton
    the reporter said this is still just a work in progress; they figured to be further along at this time; hoping that this would be a strength by now
    it looks like we will have a pretty good chance to control the line play and keep the rookie hurried throughout the day

  • is it just me or is this site so fucked? It auto logs me out and won't let me reply... but then I just reload and I'm logged in again.

    Is CN doing anything to fix the rest of the broken shit anymore? Can someone send the fucking gnome an email?

    Wow A7, impressive.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You fucked it, MB, remember?

    "HTML nerd attacks Chicago sports page. Wife reported pregnant."

    www.thisiscompletelytrue.com

  • http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7036104/mike-ditka-skeptical-new-book-walter-payton

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/31927/air-and-space-bears-offensive-imbalance

  • Classic. Saw this under a 'Greatest LBs' video. Some Jimmy had crackhead at #1. Anyway, I liked this comment underneath....

    no... i watched all them play, im 78 years old,and i from greenbay,butkus was and is number 1,i hate too say so, i hated him as a player, taylor only benefited because of the giants roaming defense,thats it,who is this person judging the players he doesnt know shit,and needs to hang himself

    xxwilliexx123 3 hours ago

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