New Orleans at the Champions Opening Night Thread

This game may not matter much in the grand scheme of the 2011 NFL season but I will be rooting like hell for the New Orleans Saints to take down the Packers tonight.  Why?  (1) I hate the Green Bay Packers.  (2) I don't want the Bears heading to New Orleans next week to face a hungry Saints teams coming off an opening night loss with ten days to prepare.

Let's go Saints!

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  • I find myself in the odd spot of being able to cheer GEAUX SAINTS!!!

    Hope Shaun Rodgers sits on his fudge packer namesake. That would be a hoot and a half for opening day.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP0dgBABb8M

  • In reply to gpldan:

    got that +1 on swooollleee

  • So happy that I'm getting the game live tonight....I will have to endure Kevin Cadle, but hey thats why god invented the mute button.

  • Sweet thread title

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Admit it. You check this site before any other sports site don't you? Even the Packers one. It's ok. We understand.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Admit it. You check this site before any others don't you? Even the Packers ones. It's ok. We understand.

  • In reply to Z Bearz:

    Greenfielddddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ZachZaidman Reporter to Anthony Adams: Is there any question as to whether you'll play vs. Falcons? Adams: "No. Ready to go."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fkn A. Money for old rope MB.

  • Can they both lose? Actually, I want the Fudgies to go 14-3. With all three losses to a certain team that plays near a big lake. And the last one in Lambeau, by about say, 74-0?

  • Just got back from an impromptu 4 day vacation on some friends farmland in Idaho. They live on 185 acres. I didn't look at the computer or t.v. for 4 days. Thinking about leaving all this behind for a life on a farm. Out there, I didn't care one bit about the Chicago Bears or any other nonsense.

    I'm back now though. And I care a great deal. I read Jeff's posts but don't have time to read the 800+ comments. I'm sure they were witty and informative. I will say this about one of Jeff's comments. I disagree about Forte. I think he's worth big money. He may not be a top 5 or 10 back (I think he is) but he's uniquely suited to Mike Martz's offense. He's a top 3 back when it comes to the Mike Martz skill set. The bears, under Angelo and Smith, are a team that picks players that fit their schemes, rather than the other way around. In Forte they have a very good, dependable, professional running back that fits their scheme perfectly. To not pay him for this is inconsistent and provides further evidence that the bears are team that believes the bottom line is money, not winning. If they weren't run by chimps, they would see that more winning equals more money. We are poised to win with Forte. Pay him. Pay him now. If we wait until the end of the season he will cost us or somebody else a lot more, as I am sure he will have a Pro Bowl caliber year for our team.

    The 2011 season, the final season before the end of the world, is just over two hours away. The bears were the NFL's flagship franchise. Without George Halas the NFL may not have become what it ultimately has: The greatest organized professional sport's league on the planet, despite attempts by Roger Goodell to destroy it. This years champ will be the final champion. It CAN'T be the Green Bay Packers. If there is any justice in this twisted world, the ultimate NFL championship belongs in Chicago.

    I believe that we are poised to take it home. It begins for the NFL in two plus hours. It begins for Chicago Bears in 4 days. I am simply giddy with excitement.

    2011 Super Bowl Champs: The Chicago Bears!

    BEAR DOWN!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    BEAR the fuck DOWN, Doc.

    I'm with you on Forte - not paying him would be in the running as the stupidest thing the Bears have done since I became a fan in 1965. And there are a LOT of stupid things on my list.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Oh yeah, tell it to Ditka tough guy.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Doc you fabulous bastard.

    I am 100% with you maing. When I sellout for millions, I'm outty. Contact me? Sure, just dial my satellite phone, the number is 1-800-eat-shit. You'll get a ring with no answer and no message machine.

    Oh yeah, and Rodgers.... DEAD!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Great call on the greatest franchise Doc. Ironically, without the Bears there would be no Packers. Halas bailed them out to prevent bankruptcy. Then the Packers President called Halas for advice on hiring a coach, and Halas suggested Lombardi.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Way to come back with a bang Doc.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Take any heroic doses of psilocybin cubensis there prof ?

  • By the way. I like the roster keeps and cuts. With one exception. I see we have no true fullback. Adams is another TE playing Fullback. Does anybody know, is he any good in that role?

    I love that we kept Nick Reed. This is the guy with the motor that made so many plays in pre-season game #4, right? I think we should have practice squaded Paea and kept a true fullback, but we all know why we didn't do that.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    They signed a true FB -- Cletts off the CLE P squad. To a 3 year deal too, so they appear to really like the guy.

    Yeah, I loved Reed's motor in the CLE game. That was something else. And actually they did keep a true FB initially -- UFO -- they just cut him yesterday before signing Cletts.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I don't know who Cletts is, but we signed Tyler Clutts to play fullback and he played DE in college - so I don't get how he's a true Fullback ...

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    My bad, Clutts. Anyway he played DE in college, but then played both DE and FB in the CFL, Arena, and UFL before getting converted to a full-time FB 2 years ago.

    So he's a true FB in the sense that that's his sole current position, and the only one he's played in the NFL. You're right though that he's not very experienced at the position.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Anyone know why we cut Eddie Williams by the way? Why do you cut a FB just before the season starts ... who ...

    a) has some idea of your offense (and can pass on info to opponents) ...
    b) can catch passes out of the backfield
    c) lead blocks like a mofo

    ... and then replace him with ...

    a) a guy who has played the FB position for two years
    b) hasn't got a clue about your offense and the season starts in two days

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    One can only guess that reason is because the coaches were high on the player. No sane GM would do that without the coaches' blessing, and anyway JA caters (arguably too much) to his coaches' personnel wishes.

    Now if I had to guess I'd say they saw something during his play in the preseason -- perhaps even in game 4 where they saw him live -- that they really liked. So either they like how he cleared blocks and/or how he played the pass and/or how he played STs.

    Looking at the game stats/play-by-play I see the following:

    1. pushed Sanzen OOB after 22 yard on punt return (TD saving?)
    2. on 2nd-11 catches short pass left for 9 yards

    Of course lead blocking and non-tackle ST plays don't make it onto the stat sheet.

    Anyway like I said before, considering they signed him to a 3 year deal, they obviously think he's likely to stick for a while. By contrast, Ta'ufo'ou was signed this summer to a 1 year contract. I think that pretty much tells the whole story.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    3 years? Wow. Fair enough. Get well soon Mr. Barber. There be Packer butts to kick.

  • It looks like Tim Burton directed that 'ol timey video. That lady singing backup make me nervous. Maybe it is because her hands never get below her waist, kind of like Edward Scissorhands, or even the good witch from the new Alice.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I spent 20 mins looking for the Chappelle Show skit parody of the above video. It the one where Dave (as Louis Armstrong) pours what looks to be champagne all over some broad (not the R Kelly video). I really hope someone finds it and posts it to this blog.

  • ESPN has the Bears as the 6th ranked team in the NFC power rankings but nobody seems to be picking them to make the playoffs. Hmmmm.

  • Here's basically what their hair brained "experts" words.
    Seifert-It'll only take two wrong steps to be out of the race.
    Clayton-Shitty starting field position will be too much to overcome.
    Schefter-Bear Jew or not, too difficult this year.
    Chadiha-Luck won't be on the Bears side this year.
    Fox-Bears too old.

    Wow, then why did you rank the Bears 6th in the NFC. Chumps.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    The Bears are the 8th or 9th youngest team in the league.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Nearly all of the 'experts' have picked ATL. They were apparently unanimous on GB, the Chargers and Cleveland I think ....

  • Nice clip Jeff. Love Louis Armstrong. Always puts a smile on my face. Even singing an old warhorse like "The Saints".

    I'm rooting for the Saints ,,, this week. Hope they smoke 'em.

    Hey Doc, Idaho is a great place. People are really nice. The Bears signed a FB off Cleveland's practice squad and gave him a 3-year contract.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Yeah, that's where my kids were born and where iI lived from ought 3 to ought 9. I didn't want to leave but had to chase the job. Just thankful I remain in the northwest and that I found a job at all.

  • sorry matt forte but this is an age old story....
    when has management ever rewarded hard work; they only do it if they are being forced.
    we sustained some drives this pre-season
    i believe that the long drives are something that we may be getting used to seeing....
    if the players haven't peaked and are still continuing to develope this team can eat up some yardage

    and if they do; forte and cutler will all of a sudden be regarded as great; because of the numbers.....

    i like both these players because of who they are as leaders; i am optomistic as they lead our team into the unknown; i feel they are coming into their own this year; and i wish them both well.....

    I'm gettin an olin fix tonight

  • I have the Pack -4 tonight. Either way I'm a winner.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Not if GB wins by 3 or less, you aren't... =)

  • In reply to Viva:

    Looks like I'm betting without spreads this year Viva. You must have been shitting a brick with NO on the 1 yard line :o)

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Yeah, the worst possible result for him would be them scoring then failing on the 2 point conversion (or making the 2 point, but then GB winning in OT on a FG).

    I'd say I'm happy for you Viva, except... I'm not. Damn, I really wanted NO to win that one. Oh well...

  • Hey...anybody got any links to watch the games online for free?

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    Be on the lookout for imposters hijacking certain reg's accounts. While illegal and unethical, said imposter's often divulge such information.

  • Alright gents...

    If any of you want to strut your stuff, or see the picks of some people who went better than 60% against the spread last year... join my Confidence Pick'Em league. Confidence means you rank your picks by how confident you are and higher confidence picks score you more points.

    http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem/register/joingroup
    Group ID# 63282
    Password is 3 letter word from the phrase:
    "___ on the swole"
    (all lowercase)

    Even if you miss tonight's game it won't set you back much since it's a confidence league (you'll lose only 1 out of 136 possible points this week). Even if you miss the first week in fact, it won't kill you because the 3 lowest weeks will get dropped for declaring a winner.

    Alright, hope to see a few of you join up.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    how do Confidence Points work?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Never heard of a confidence racket Endie?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    figured it out. I am in.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I'm in Michael. Sounds cool.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    What the heck is swole? he's on the swole? I don't get it?

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Cool, looks like Ender, Doc, and DYL have made it in so far. Any of the rest of you are welcome to join as well.

    I'll have a few stragglers from my other groups of friends coming in too. Just post on the message board there if you have any questions or problems figuring anything out.

    Oh and Crown, I can't believe I'm citing the urban dictionary to you (instead of the reverse), but:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=swole
    c.f. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Hx2NjfO3U

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Sounds great, thanks!

  • A sad thought just occurred to me. What if we(us bloggers on da site) were just like all the dweebs on Michael Jackson's fan club? Did he really even care about them? Jeff, do you even know what my favorite color is?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I'm sure he cares BD, and I'm sure he knows it's blue.

  • !st Kickoff was returnable.

  • Rogers sacked. Oooh Yeah.

  • Wow.

  • Dang, I just finished giving my 2011 picks team by team, and I was on a dead thread!

    Anyhow, no worries, I will reward my own hard work by reposting it this sunday (groans from the audience).

  • Olin just completely whiffed on a blitz - now Brees knows how Cutler felt all last year.

    The Saints will score a lot this season, but the Pack will prob score more.

  • I really hate to say this but...
    I know this is the first game of the season and its all hyped up but my god. The GreenGay Asspackers are REALLY, RREALLY good. Holy shit. Rodgers is on fuckin fire. Could be a real tough week 3...i can not believe how this game is turning out. Saints said they worked out all off season? the Crap did nothing and they are tearing them apart.

    FUCK!!!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Be heartened - Rodgers QB rating against the Bears was about 60 points (or more) lower than against the rest of the league last year. And the Saints blow.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    don't be a pussy

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Looks to me like they allowed a shitload of points though. THey won't put fancy ass numbers up on us, but we can apparently do it to them. I have a semi-horn for our O-line, running game and potential Cutty-sensation explosion with a relatively monster D on the backside.

  • J. Finley may be the difference this year.

    Our D has problems with accurate Qbs + good TEs in the seams.

    However, our pass rush and even our corners look more impressive than these clowns for the Aints.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    I didn't think Finley was that good but shit not looking to bad. Somebody in my FFL dropped Finley today for J Tamme of Indy...I wonder if that was before Manning was lost for the season?

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Is Dallas Clark injured?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    DO i drop Hernandez of NE for Finley? I think Hernandez is going to have a good season.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    I personally don't have any Pack (except bench), but for sure Finely is better than Hernandez fantasy wise, mainly because the Pats also have Grownoski, and Brady likes spreading, IMO.

    Only knock on Finley is that he can't stay healthy. But hell, I got Gates as my TE and Vick as my QB, so I'm more of a gambler.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    What about Gronkowski?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Yeah, I got Gronowski as my second TE, but I'm only starting him if said injury prone Gates goes down, or if the Pats play a soft D, maybe.

  • I love Sproles.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Bush who?

    Punt game Achilles Heal?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    heel, as in, I'm a heel.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    lol... nice recovery

  • Collinsworthis an idiot. But that's not news.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    +1. Glad I'm not watching.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm still watching, but no longer listening.

    Did I say I love Sproles? DAMN.

  • DO i drop Hernandez of NE for Finley? I think Hernandez is going to have a good season........

  • In reply to Darrek:

    oops...doubly post...sry all

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Dude. Matchups, man, matchups.

  • Rock Em Sock Em Robots movie?

    Highlight of the night.

  • Common Aints!

    I like how fast the review of the TD was. That's how fast it should be.

    Now, if the Aints D could stop bending over, they still can win.

    BTW, unless the kicks sail out of the backzone, Hester is gonna be off and running on KRs.

  • A shootout

  • Woodson playing dirty....

    Also, Collinsworth described the Packers and Saints as the top two defences from last year.....

    Really Cris? Really???

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    He is worthless.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    COLLINGFUCK....................is an assclown, what do you expect.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Saints allowed the fewest passing TDs in the league. Bears second :o)

  • 4rth and inches and the Aints throw it? WTF?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Of course! Did you foget who's playing center for them these days?

  • even tho its the pack, this has been a good game. We will dominate the Aints...period

  • we will dominate the aints....this is a good game tho. Fuck tha Crap.

  • For all of Rodgers talk of how important James Jones was to the team... he has barely played.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thinking the same gp

  • Ha ha...love the belt by the Aints when they scored. Girly Matthews had a few words for that

    Gotta onside it.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Bah beat me to it!!

  • Jimmy Graham celebrates with Rodgers belt celebration....as funny as it is, when you're down by 8 with 2:15 and only one timeout, tht aint really the most appropriate time to do so.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    It wasn't funny. It was lame. Even more lame than when when Rogers does it and that's pretty lame.

  • FUCK. Can't get a few inches on 4rth, or 1 yd when the game is on the line.

  • Unbelieveable

  • Baby Breesus put up some serious fantasy puntos for Shady, too bad Sean Payton didn't go to his QB on the last play of the game. I couldn't help but notice our former fearless leader Olin Kreutz getting blown up on short yardage situations.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I hope Martz was watching the Saints fake pass, play-action pass to the TE the Saints pulled off inside the 5. That was genius.

  • In reply to Shady:

    that was a great play

  • In reply to Shady:

    +1 on Kruetz, Shady.

  • Wow. That was close. Hate to say it, but I was rooting for the Packers. Bidness is bidness ....

  • Needed a jump ball to Colston at the end. Why give it to the rookie. 1 yard? Got stopped earlier with same distance.

  • Man, that game was close. I really thought Brees might pull that one out at the end.

    Anyway the good news is that both of these defenses can be beaten. Also the Bears D has played these 2 offenses much better than either teams' D did tonight.

    Also we are going to see opportunities for some good returns from Toub's ST. The first few weeks are always a bit sloppy, but it's clear that teams aren't very prepared for kick coverage -- whether it's the lockout or the new rules. I had a strong feeling Hester would find success right in the very first week, and the conditions look good.

    I also couldn't help but feel for the Saints... now they know the agony we felt watching the Bears put themselves in horrible positions from being unable to convert short-yardage and goal-line downs. I also couldn't help wondering whether Kreutz's presence was a factor at ll in their lack of push and control of the LoS. I'm thankful that the Bears took real steps to address this horrendous problem this offseason. The value of this was put on display big-time tonight.

    Crazy game. It sucks having GB win a possible key game in tie-breakers and increment the win column, but that really shouldn't be the focus. It's time to TCB... Bear Down!

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Ditto on returns...it sure looks like the KO rules haven't eliminated the importance of a good return guy?

    As for Kreutz, absence sure isn't making the heart grow fonder after watching that.

    Brees would've thrown for 500 if his receivers were consistent. Too many big drops mixed in tonight.

    Biggest danger to cornerbacks? The safety coming up to help. Yeesh. Echos of Peanut getting crushed by Steltz a couple of years ago.

  • The Saint's lost because they got out-coached. Olin used to be one of my favorite players, but I'm glad he didn't get resigned. The Bears are better off without him. If Olin was any good today, the Saints would have done a QB sneak on 4th and inches.

  • So , 4th and LESS than a yard at the end of the third and the Saints run an unsuccessful bootleg instead of trying to go over the back of their shiny, brand new, former all-pro free agent center for 12 inches or so of real estate. Maybe they we're sure about him..

    4th and an FULL YARD to go at the goal line and they DO try to get it on the back of their shiny, brand new, former all-pro free agent center.

    Not. Even. Close.

    NOW they're sure.

    Yup. THAT'S the Olin Kreutz we remember for the last 2-3 seasons in Chicago and THAT'S why he's no longer IN Chicago.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yeah! Now we got no more broken down centers with no push!!!!! Instead we got a 13 year vet who.... um.... oh.... wait.

  • I wonder if my last post about Kreutz and the poor stategery of the Saints will post tomorrow. Kreutz used to be one of my favorite players, but I'm glad he's gone. If he was any good, the Saints would have done a QB sneak on 4th down. The Saint's got outcoached tonight. They were behind the 8 ball all night, but they had their chances. Did they even punt tonight?

  • Prediction -Saints 56 Bears 6 - Yes I'll give you guys 2 field goals, because you're the field goal team. Yes, the Pack can be beat but you have to score 50 points to do it. The Lucky bears haven't scored 50 points since the 1940's. Look at Green Bay's receivers and now look at yours.... pretty funny, but not if you are a bears fan... GB had 276 yards in the 1st half, I remember games last year when the lucky bears had about 37 for a half. Haaa Haaaa Baaa bhaaa Go Falcons!!!

  • In reply to MrARodgers:

    Didn't take 50 points last year. Or the year before that. Have you looked at Rodgers's career rating vs the Bears? Or his rating for any year of his career vs the Bears?

    Heck in the NFC Championship game, all the Packers offense could muster was 14 points. So perhaps you could come up with better reasoning than that...

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Mike, that dude is 15 years old. I am not sure reasoning with him is the most productive acitivity you should engage in.

  • your welcome:

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

  • Hey, Irish, I'm on the Da Bears Blog FF league, and I was trying to change the starters, but is it locked already? Read all the FAQs and such, and all it said was that most leagues someone can start or bench a player up to game time, but some lock it after the first game (which was today), so is that league locked already, or am I missing some button to make me change starters?

    Sincerely, FF Nube.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Da Bears Blog II, I should clarify.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Oh, never mind. The "Move" button magically appeared, so I guess it gets locked once the player starts the game.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Only the players involved in the GB/NO game would be locked (about an hour prior to game time I think).... the other games should be fine.

  • I didn't see the game, so was it same old Olin from last year? I guess so if they couldn't get it in from less than the one. That's why I'm so pissed about not having a couple of bangers in the backfield. I don't mind Clutts (ain't that an ominous name for a player) lead blocking dudes out of the way, but it would be nice for a big body to carry the rock in behind him when there's one play left in the game and you need six inches. In a totally non-sexual way.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Well, it was 36 inches, but the point remains. (And yeah the joke doesn't work so well then, heh...)

  • Well boys, the Bears have their work cut out for them. I for one am glad the Cheese have set the pace for the Bears. It's obvious that there will be a tight race for the North this year and our boys had better come to play on Sunday. If Martz comes to the table with an unrealistic game plan this year, game over.

  • Just saw the highlights. Olin Kreutz watching the last second play develop from back at the five yard line. Goal line dive, the center ends up standing on the 5 yard line.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    That's Olin.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    So that's a partial apology to the front office on Kreutz-gate, quickly canceled out by the fact that we didn't draft his replacement this year.

    Great looking league there Michael L(confidence picks). Interesting to see what the distribution of picks is too - obviously slightly unsettling to see the Falcons at about 78% over our Bears.

    I think today was the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln saying that you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. George W Bush never tried repeating that one I don't think, but it would have been funny.

    I digress. I guess it just means that 78% of those people aren't Bears fans and don't have any grounds for optimism. I know I get blamed for being the negative sally around here, but I am optimistic in both our lines going into week one because I believe in Tice and Marinelli, and we'll be ready to do battle. Predictions beyond further than a week are in the hands of the injury gods.

    But just in case we aren't there'll be a little accumulator going on ARI, SD, NYG, CLE, PHI, NE, HOU & KC. Ahem.

    So join me in prayer for our beloved Bears.

    Lord heavenly father hear us now. Let Jay Christopher be most excellent and holy this week of weeks. Let his receivers be where they should be and let Johnny Knox be excellent also, that we may forgive his wayward years and lead us back into the light and not into temptation. Let the hands of Devin Hester be ridiculous and may those of Roy Williams be covered in glue that he may dance the dance of first downs in praise of your glory. Let our brother Kellen be most excellent and awesome in the extreme, and let our brother Forte be fleet of foot and sure of hand and may the holes in front of him be wide and gaping. Brother Garza, may the force of our ever-loving Papa Bear be with you and may the unity between you and our shepherd Jay Christopher be seamless and effortless and flow like the milk of mother Mary to her five pound baby Jebus, brother Lobo's favorite of all the Jebuses. Let Brother Briggs and Brother Brian stand together as one in the A and B gaps like Colossus of Rhodes, let them build a great impenetrable wall as Romulus and Remus with the desciples of Marinelli in the trenches of the Lord Baby Jebus, running amok as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah and unleash thy demon Azrael Julius upon the nonbelievers and striketh them down with thy holy vengeance. Dear Lord we ask for the special light of thine love to be shone upon brothers J'Marcus and Christopher of the Williams and we ask that you bring them into the light of your everlasting love and protection and beg of you to maketh them not suck. Maketh Lance Louis' legs into tree trunks that moveth with the litheness of a gazelle when he pulleth wide and ensure that brother Clutts doth not fucketh upeth. We prostrate ourselves before your greatness and humbly remind our Heavenly Lord that it's been two thousand years and ask for his eternal forgiveness and special dispensation for the Jew at right tackle.

    Lord graciously hear us.

    Amen.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Wow, Irish. Just...wow.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    swole

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I am worried about your 5 pound baby jeebus. Dude that is really small.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Haha, that prayer was something else man. Good stuff.

    BTW just wanted to make sure I didn't confuse you: It wasn't the yahoo general population consensus that went 60% against the spread last year (at least I highly doubt it). That was a few people in my group (including me, although I didn't win last year).

    Anyway, feel free to join the group if you want to play, or just see how some of us pick... (So far Doc, Ender, and DYL have joined.)

    Amen.

  • We saw last night why Shanny ran Greg Williams out of Denver. A lack of seeming prep, a flat performance by the Saints D. Going into Lambeau first game back from the Super Bowl - Saints played flat. That was the Michael Spinks of Defense.

  • Amen!

    Oh BTW I wasn't that impressed with either defense. BUT WTF with the play calls on the most critical plays by the Saints??? I mean you have the ball on the goal line and they more than once ran up the gut. Stupid!!! Spread the defense and use Breese and your TE and WR. Hell Breese could have dived in with a set up like that on the one.

    Anyway, I'm not worried about GB, they have a great offense but our Bears D WILL stop the run and put more pressure on Rogers than the Aints did. Our offense can and will run against them and Jay will come through on the passing attack.

    I'm not sure about the Falcons at this point by I am confident we can beat them.

    GO BEARS!

  • New thread bitchettes, Jefe postin' like a mofo and evidently advance messaging Viva that he's about to do so. I call foul.

    Here endeth the thread.

    Or not, I'm not being pushy, if anyone would care to comment further on today's season-opener, please feel free to do so. I'll make some tea and pull up a chair.

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