DaBearsBlog Weekend Show! Bye, Bye Miss American Bye.

DaBearsBlog Weekend Show!  Bye, Bye Miss American Bye.

On this weekend's show I ponder a potential disaster situation for the Bears regarding the Matt Forte contract situation and play a tasteful selection of last year's hit Weekend Show songs.

Lines This Week

TITANS -9 Colts / TEXANS -9.5 Jags / PANTHERS -3 Vikings / RAVENS -12.5 Cardinals / GIANTS -10 Dolphins / BILLS -6 Redskins / Patriots -3 STEELERS / 49ERS -9 Browns / Bengals -3 SEAHAWKS / EAGLES -3 Cowboys / Saints -13.5 RAMS / Lions -3.5 BRONCOS / Chargers -3.5 CHIEFS

The Brothers:  Jon (14-6-1), Jeff (13-7-1), Chris (12-8-1)

The Commenter Perfect Weeks: FQD1911 (2), New Bear in Town (2), SC Dave (2), BigDaddy (2), DYLbears23 (1), BossBear90 (1), Michael L (1), greenbayman (1), tobijohn (1), Sacramento's #1 Bears Fan (1), ben in norcal (1), CanadaBear (1), #76 Mongo Murph (1), Shady (1), Ufficio (1), TheFifth (1)

NOTE: Please make sure picks for the contest in separate comments from regular conversation.  It takes too long to comb through debates to find picks.  If you'd like to explain your picks, do that in a separate comment as well.

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  • first to fix the reply bug

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    see how I did that?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    don't play withfire kids.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ooohhhhh.... careful GP

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and didn't you mean... FIRE... GP

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn it... stupid blog won't take colored text tags.

    FIRE FIRE FIRE... yeah, yeah...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I didn't break it this time

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Im a noob and you put me in my place, I do have to pay my dos, but My name is sean and I wont change that for anyone.

  • In reply to Sean:

    you'll realize that I am very seldom serious (usually only when I talk about Jerry's ouster). So take everything with a grain sean.

    Just contribute, be funny, be information and you'll do just fine.

    DAMN IT irish... there I go being nice again. Damn you!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    so you really think my hair sucks; is that it

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    pretty sure I still love your hair hunti

  • In reply to Sean:

    Good for you Sean - my favourite handle on the blog. Sean. Perfect.

  • Broncos

    I'm tempted to take the niners seeing how often they cover but thats a bit much. hmmmm...

  • Jimmy the gnome is not a bears fan... are you surprised?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But he loves High Gloss and Sauce


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't know what either of those two things are.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes you do.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    high gloss... uhhh... interior paint? lipstick?

    Sauce could mean so many things. I don't use The Facebook, so I didn't actually see those on the diminished non-the-facebook-member page I saw.

    Help me out here GP

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I had to click on the link, and the very first thing that came up was Shanana (remember, from In Living Color?) and the title "What's a Mangina?"

    That's all I needed to see.

  • GP, on the last thread. I actually got in trouble with the wife last night for laughing at that news coverage of that story. The teary eyed dad crying to the court that his son was depressed and that he lost all motivation and almost didn't make it to college after the incident...

    I yelled at the tv, "that wasn't getting laid... that's weed!"

    I was laughing at what a joke that is and that these guys were seniors in high school right? I totally get it when it's a young boy (6, 7, 10, 14-16ish even), but you know these guys were high-fivin’ all the way to prom. What a joke. I would have been the king of my high school if I would have sleighed a reasonable looking teacher… and mentally injured because of it… honestly?

    Look, I totally agree that it’s a crime for either sex, but for boys only UP TO A CERTAIN AGE (for women having sex with younger men). If it’s a senior in high school and up, how can that be a crime unless it was literally forced on the lad?

    And I do agree with the bathroom break for young kids law. I wouldn't accept my daughter being taken into the bathroom by some creepy dude. I mean, no offense, but what dude wants to be a fucking kindergarten teacher?!? No way. I would drop fucking bombs if I found out that was going on with my little girl.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You mean, like this? (the hot teacher having sex with teen boy part)


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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I used to do an hour a week of kindergarten teaching - it rocks !! What could be better than being surrounded by three and four year olds and going 'C - Cat - meow!' and they all repeat after you? Brilliant! They're climbing all over you after ten minutes and it descends into chaos, but it's completely brilliant and awesome in every way. So there.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    If you're happy and you know it clap your hands .....

  • http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8300

    Umm...Why??? Do we really need this guy at this point. Plus, if he couldn't prove is worth on one of the most unorganized crappy teams in the NFL how is he proving his worth for the Bears to grab him? Am I missing something here?

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    yes you did B4.. Jerry Angelo is our GM.

    He even kinda looks like Harris... man, and I thought I had thick-assed Cro-Magnon style eyebrow ridges. Yikes… it’s like they just defrosted him.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    because they are looking for Pisa 2.0

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    "he couldn't prove is worth on one of the most unorganized crappy teams in the NFL"

    There you go. Sometimes the unorganized crappy teams let a gem slip through their hands.

    I mean, Cleveland tried to slip Clutts onto their practice squad--and so far, he's outperformed expensive FAs (Taylor) and guys drafted (Unga).

    I don't trust JA with 1st-round draft picks, but the guy is pretty good with UFAs, and is about 50/50 with late-round picks.

  • Apparently that's what they planned to do - stash him on their PS so they could sign a tackle, and then snag him back whenever a spot opened up.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I dunno, looks like a decent move to me. If he was playing well he wouldn't have been cut by another team. Plus, based on the scouting report, he might perform better in our system than on other teams.

    But I imagine this is a move to get a special teams guy more than a linebacker. We were thin at linebacker and this guy provides insurance, but he's being picked up because he plays specials and Chris Harris doesn't.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    As a random silly guess I'll suggest he'll be groomed as a strong safety.

  • I thought we were picking up this guy to back up Starsky:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    That guy looks straight from The Brady Bunch.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Ya gotta keep on, keep on, keep on dancing on through the night!
    Ya gotta keep on, keep on, keep on doing it righhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhht!

  • Saints

  • It must surely only be a couple of weeks before the 'Denver Tebows' becomes a reality.....

    If any of my picks this week go Flacco-esque I will flip. 1 yard passing in a half of football??? What a disgrace.

  • Chargers

  • Carolina
    New Orleans

  • you make me shit my pants laughing.
    where do you watch bears games in NYC?

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  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Dammit, that was my favorite quip of all time.
    You -never- get to use the Depends joke in context like that...never!

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    Enjoy mbp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's the little things in life, MB30. It really is.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    indeed it is MBP, indeed it is.

  • Broncos (+3.5)
    Patriots (-3)
    Cowboys (+3)

  • PICKS:


  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Picks rationale:

    PATRIOTS because the Steelers had trouble beating Tom Brady WITH James Harrison and Aaron Smith in their defensive lineup.

    LIONS: I don't think they beat the Bears on that Monday night if the game were in Soldier field. All those false starts in Ford field and Detroit only squeaks by the Bears and then loses 2 straight. That said, I think the Broncos are just what the doctor ordered in the way of road fare for the boys in Honolulu Blue. Oh, and yes, I believe the Boy named SUH is a thug and probbably WAS gloating/taunting when Matty "I steal Fantasy TDs from Michael Turner Owners" Ryan went down.

    BALTIMORE - The Cardinals are circling the drain, again, have a piss-poor record when traveling to the Eastern time zone and they won't have an answer for the likley mega-dose of Ray Rice that the Ravens are no doubt planning to administer after last Monday night's stupifying "only 8 carries" debacle.

  • I believe that floating the is that Matt Forte would sit out a playoff game to leverage his contract situation is absolutely, positively, totally whacked.

    We're talking Matt Forte here, not Albert Haynesworth.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Er, Floating the idea....

  • Chris harris to the lions.

  • In reply to Stuck in MN:


  • In reply to Stuck in MN:

    shut the fuck up... are you serious? Jesus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Didn't someone on the blog call that move? Or maybe it was a comment on nfl.com. Either way it makes sense for Detroit. They need even more help at DB than we do, and I'm sure Mr. "football is a strange business" Harris will have plenty of tips before the Lions come to Soldier Field.

    Gotta hand it to the Lions management, they run a good program over there.

  • Sorry, but the Reverend's Chris Harris rant was almost as off-base as his indignant homage to the "Obviously-washed-up-to-everyone BUT-The-Reverend", Olin Kruetz a few weeks back.

  • The 4-letter fucker Seifert says the Lions only care about what Harris knows and can share with them, they could give a fuck about playing him ever.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    those punk assed bitches are still going to get their asses handed to them. Motherfuckers.

    If lovie weren't such an absolute vagina, he'd give that dbag schwartz the EXACT same handshake that jimmy gave him. Then when he runs after you, you just give him a quick elbow to the throat.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It was prolly Harris' idea.

    Wouldn't be surprised if he made the phone call to the Lions. Dbag. Anyone still think that I was "erroneous" in arguing that Harris was trying to stick it to the Bears management?

    Hope his info is worth $600,000.

    Besides, how many time have we heard everyone claim, "We know what the Bears D does - there's no mystery."?

    So it's not like unlocking the secrets of the Mayan Calendar or anything.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    I'm actually betting Lovie was hoping the Lions picked him up. It will be "fun" to see him get burned a couple of times wearing "the other guys" jersey.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    mayan calendar.... zombies.... appocalypse?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm packing this MB ... I'm good to go.


    AA12 fully automatic shotgun 300 rpm. Including grenade rounds at 120 rpm !

    If I run out of rounds I just pick up my trusty Vulcan mini-gun"


  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I loved that show... it was the best. wonder why they killed it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Walking Dead? It's back on Bro!

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Huh, I'm surprised Harris went through the waivers process -- I thought he was fully vested by now, but I guess he's only played 5.5 seasons so far.

    Anyway good guess 85, looks like the remainder of his contract should be $644,117.65 or so. In a way you could say that it's the Lions he stuck it to, since effectively this offloaded a $644k obligation from the McCaskeys to the Fords... especially if they cut him after 2 weeks.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    we are up against another mole
    olin paid big dividends in the big easy
    but I still think martz is the biggest mo-town mole we have to worry about

  • In reply to gpldan:



  • Very slim pickin's this week indeed. Vegas is starting to squeeze the lines to uncomfortable numbers. This weeks a total crap shoot and I'll be surprised if I win one pick.

  • Hey Jeff? What, are we chopped liver? How bout working in the commentor's picks from the week before for having to suffer through the picks show evra week? Just sayin.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Tongue in cheek gents.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    No, you're spot on, BD.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    For those of us who don't have 25 minutes to kill before Sunday, that would be much appreciated.

  • Titans, Panthers, Lions.

    MB, gotta agree about the kid tapping the teacher. Honestly, once a boy gets to about 15, the chances of being scarred by sex with an older woman is about 0.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    unless you're a fucking tool Canada.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    OK ya got me there. Any normal, horny 15 year-old boy (I'm pretty sure that's redundant).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    At 15, banging the hot teacher is like the holy grail of banging.

    NO ONE, not even the star QB, has more bragging rights than the dude who bangs Hot Teacher, unless of course, she someone bangs HOT TEACHER and her twin...has anyone ever pulled that off in the history of mankind?

    Sounds like a Chappelle skit...


  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Loved the Chappelle show. What ever happened to him?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    he's scratching his balls on some tropical beach with a bunch of hot gold diggers and the $110M comedy central gave him.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Here's the Chappelle routine that really cuts to the heart of this thread...


  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    unless she peels the skin off the carrot before she eats

  • In reply to huntinbare:


  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Unless her name is Anne Ramsay, Momma from Throw momma from the train.


  • I would love to see Harris play against us. I'm pretty sure Devin and Jay could beat his slow ass all day.

  • To Jessica LaShawn from the last thread:

    Please, please don't confuse our fine blog with The Facebook again. Fuck The Facebook right in The Facebook. Every article, every commercial, every news story: some mention of facebook or twitter. I can't walk down the halls at school without having to slow my gait because some lifeless asshole can't wait to tell the world their clever one liner they thought up while faking an education. Christ. Shit is running/ruining the whole fucking world.

    I'm one of the last bastions of cellphone absent people. I'll be goddamned if I want to be gotten a hold of at any time because somebody felt the urge to text me some asinine picture of a kitty in a pumpkin or some shit. Fuck it all.

    Don't Facebook. Don't Twitter. Don't succumb to the mass appeal of living a virtual life. The real one is so much better. Don't waste your days pretending to be a guitar god on some video game. Spend your time instead learning to, oh I don't know, PLAY AN ACTUAL INSTRUMENT! Don't waste your evenings playing sudoko on line to make you feel smart. Do some actual brain work. Like Math, or read Philosophy. Don't spend your day off from work playing Grand Theft Auto. Instead, actually go outside and kick the ever loving shit out of the first cell phone using driver you see. Throw a trash can at his car. Remove the phone from his pussy hand, and beat him to near death. Then, run his car off a bridge and tell him he's welcome. Or better yet, organize a violent overthrow of this money driven government.

    And please, for the love of Trac's god, please don't ever post here again, Jessica LaShawn.

    If MB's not gonna do it, I'll do it. Fuck it.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Dooooc! Didn't know you were a Luddite or Neo-Luddite! (ironic in context);Take me back to 1985!


    I too have been sans cell since the beginning of the year, but it's hard hooking up with chicks nowadays without one Doc, so I at least keep my FB open for that. Chicks LOVE texting, and I don't mind it cuz that means cheaper bills and less yapping. Men have done stupider things in the name of getting laid than having to own a cell. For example, wearing Bell Bottoms and Platforms....

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    wow if i didn't know any better i woulda swore MB wrote that

    but, i agree about getting better info into the coconut
    what I wonder is ; will the body have a new set of maladies for drs. to deal, with because of electronic exposure; after 50 yrs of livin' on a i-phone 24-7

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    +100 Doc. I'm on F.B because my wife hounded me to get on it. I check it about once a month. Never owned a cell phone. Of course, I'll be 60 next year and have been married all my life (to 2 different women, not at the same time). Since I play piano I'm with you 100000% about guitar hero and that bullshit. Fuck me, what a waste of time. If it's all about hooking up with girls, nothing works better than playing a musical instrument and acting like it's all about them. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I didn't know you were a piano player Canada. Not sure if this is your style, but I like this George Winston Doors album, as well as many other albums of his. He's great in concert.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    you have an open range of music taste Mr. 5th
    you should have your own radio show
    let me know in the spring, if you have freinds going to the wanee...wish you could make it
    they can stop by thurs. afternoon and tie die a shirt to remember the experience
    we stay across from a group of vets. who play in a band; around the Destin, Fl. area
    they break out the amps, guitars, and drinks in the A.M.
    your freinds are more than welcome to make the camp home
    this old hippie, Mark, who stays at the medieval shelter, raises the dead; each day at sunrise,by blowing on his Key West conch shell

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I'll all over the place with music huntin. I've always hung around a lot of musicians, so I've been exposed to a lot of stuff. I like some music from most genres, as long as they are not using a drum machine or the like. I'll let you know in the spring who's going to wanee.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Hey Cor, I like almost all piano music. Not a big fan of free-form jazz but even that is OK in small doses. I liked the George Winston clip. My fave is Professor Longhair (by far).I love New Orleans music. Tuts Washington, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Henry Butler, Dr. John, James Booker, Jon Cleary. Love Art Tatum (fastest hands, ever) Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson. Also, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. I'm not very good on piano but I play Blues, Boogie Woogie and Ragtime. Nobody would pay to hear me play but that's OK. It makes me happy.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, I'm starting to get more and more into that NO sound. When I seen the Warren Haynes Band a few times recently, the rhythm section was total NO beats. I'd love to go to Jazz Fest some time, but it's at the wrong time of year. There's a local piano player and singer in La Crosse, The Feelin', who plays lots of NO music with one of his bands, including the Professor. His voice can sound just like Dr. John or the keyboardist / singer from the Radiators. Great live performances.
    Do you ever go out and play for any local open jams? Those can be a lot of fun. Heading down the river tonight to hear a blues band based off a tip from a reliable source. I hope they're good.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I heard WHB is gonna do a Sly and the Family Stone set in SF on Halloween. I wouldn't doubt if some of the original members showed up. That would be a great show.
    When I seen WHB in Madison, right up front, they ended the second set with Thank You FaLettinme Be Mice Elf Agin. They one by one walked off the stage in the middle of the song ending with the sax player. The crowd kept singing the song and clapping until they came back out and finished it. Then they jumped into a Gov't Mule song Tear Me Down, which the band originally recorded with Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell from Parliament Funkadelic. Then they finished with their "Intro" that started the show. It was a hell of a show. They also did Otis Redding song Loving you too Long and William Bell song Everyday Feels Like a Holiday. .

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Nah. I'd have to get a lot better to do that. I can play as well as some of the guys I see at jams but they usually are the weak link or semi-embarrassing. If I can't get up and rock the joint, I ain't going up on stage. I need to stop screwing around on this blog and practice more. That would help a lot.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Have you played with a band before though? It's an incomparable feeling to be adding to a great groove, even if you aren't rocking the joint yourself. If you haven't yet, you owe it to yourself to at least see what it's like.

    And really, being the weak link amongst fantastic musicians is nothing to be ashamed of, in my opinion. Although I suppose I would still be driven to get better regardless of whether I was the best or worst in a group...

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    saw the radiators for the first time 3 years ago for the first time at the mushroom stage
    The Dr. played in the afternoon sun, at wanee
    i had to abandon my chosen spot in front of the bikini
    clad hoola-hoopers; and head down to the stage so my wife could get some closeups of her favorite M.D.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Well now I have to go back to the dead thread and find out what the f-ck that was all about.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    After reading whatever that was, I kind of see where you are coming from, Doc.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    that was brilliant doc.

    ... except for, you know... that part where you completely invalidate my entire existence.

    I guess it's ok, i figured my life was just another, higher being's video game anyway.

    And for Pete's sake, who is this jessica person?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Last five posts of prior thread.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Word Doc.

    (Jessica, he's so nasty and mean. I'm nice. Poke me sometime. Ciao.

    Laters. )

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    you are such a dbag irish... but in a funny, happy kind of way.

  • By the way, I said something hilarious the other day to my wife while watching Seinfeld that I HAVE to share with you.

    You all remember the Man Hands episode right? So we're watching and laughing at her gigantic man hands and I look over at the wifey and I says to her, I says, I says "Do you think she has to tell herself to be gentle when she masturbates?" She feigned indignation, but she knows it's hilarious.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    The way she cracked open that Lobster with her bare Man-Hands like it was an egg shell, yeah, she better proceed with caution...

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    hey doc I would like to take a crack at why MB is falling behind in the baby wars
    maybe his insemination delivery boy is still huffing his way to the MB residence


    hope this link works, i try my best to get you to this news; still getting used to this link shit
    i read too many books ; maybe i should take that computing class
    before i retire

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    That's fucking awesome.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Does it have a special bike rack that looks like a Vah-hina?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Now THAT was funny. Maybe it's cause I hate seinfeld.

    Hey doc, if you don't have a mobile... how in thee hell will you find out when the lovely missus has the twins?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...actually, maybe that could be a nice side business for you doc.

    Making vagina bike racks. Brilliant!

    I know at least Canada would buy one.

    They'd be kinda like these: http://lh5.ggpht.com/_VjpRq3_U0PI/Stz3U43tffI/AAAAAAAAAQc/Dovx7u3mnR0/s800/Flower%20Urinals.jpg

    (although this is my favorite: http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VjpRq3_U0PI/Stz3yxOedDI/AAAAAAAAAQw/0DatUixvD84/s800/340x_bush-urinal.jpg)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    probrably have to keep the rack greased as it gets older
    or that head of the bike won't go in smoothly

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was thinking there is still a market niche for vagina-shaped pagers. You know, the ones that you can never take off of vibrate.

    And who better to hawk them than a Doc?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    mathematical malpractice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would so buy a vagina rack. Not sure about the sperm bike.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I keel you!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    yeah, but you REALLY don't want to get into a crash with that thing.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Or your insurance company claim says, "Get your freak on, girl!"

    That whole TSA thing is just f-cked. If that's the WORST thing that happens to you, customer-service-wise, in Newark (fuck it, in New Jersey!), consider yourself as living a charmed life and move on.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


  • In reply to huntinbare:

    uuhhhhh... I got your insemination device right here buddy

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    god damn it ... I hate when I fuck a joke up.

    "I got your insemination delivery device right here"

    Damn it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i am sorry for dragging you into that bit
    thanks for letting me "poke" fun
    go ahead and take a free swing
    just don't hit me with the
    "insemination delivery device"

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    You know it is a bye week when the tallywhacker jokes are more frequent than the Angelo-bashing comments.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    i am sure there are some fans..... like maybe, Daithi O Mordha, who think that Sir Angelo, shoulda' been "tallywhacked"
    after some of his command decisions

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    In reply to huntinbare:

    Kneecapped, huntinbare, kneecapped.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    oh oh oh ... +1 of what DOM said. Yes please!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Good one. You know she told her friends when you weren't around.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    My girl has man feet. Big buffalo alien man feet. What Murphy refers to as 'Hammer-time' in Boomerang. Sexy legs, but man-feet. Same size as mine pretty much. She'd be so so proud of me sharing that with the interweb. District 9. Prawns. That's all I'm sayin'.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    that was on tv the other night. Best. alien. movie. ever.

    And if you're south african, it's even funnier. All the mannerisms and sayings. Fucking hilarious. Like an alien movie and a koos van der Merwe joke wrapped up in one.

    Fucking Brilliant!

    btw, it's been 3 years... where's the next one?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, for those of you not born in SA... basically everyone but trac and me


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and it's pronounced: fun-de-merva (kind of together as one word)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ja boot! I focking hate prawns!

  • BILLS -6
    GIANTS -10
    Bengals -3

  • Nice rant Doc. Next time you get behind some twit in the halls again, why don't you go all Sam Kinnison on their ass. I dare you.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Tenure's right around the corner. I just may.

  • bye week blows

  • It's going to be fun watching the wheels fall off the Detroit bus this weekend.
    Washington and Dallas are losing this weekend.
    TB loses next week to NO and we beat Philly on Monday Night and Detroit the following weekend.

    That called a motherfucking equation for the playoffs. Looks like my 200.00 bet at 40-1 should pay off nicely.

  • Johnny, please change your handle to, "Tell Mike fuck you!"

    thank you

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I believe the quote was actually "Tell Martz I said fuck him!"

  • In reply to Michael L:

    jesus mike, really?

    you are cliff claven.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey sorry. But as long as he's changing his handle, might as well get the quote right, doncha think?

  • In reply to Michael L:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    cLaSh Of ThE tItAnS?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    no I am the real cliff claven
    and I got the jacket to prove it
    although I have never worn the long pants to work

    and you and MOB take it easy on the right knee
    I have already been under the knife twice
    pick another body part please

  • Panthers

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:


    was gonna go Seahawks, too, but didn't want my upset special to make my picks identical to yours.

  • Saints

  • going to bed. final thought of the day:

    Bears hitting stride, others start to slide

    Super Bears Super Bowl

  • The Bears coaches have a whole week to figure out what's working and what's not for the second half of the year. Here's something I figured out in five minutes.

    In the 4 wins, the Bears average 30 run plays and 28 pass plays.
    In the 3 losses, the Bears average 40 pass plays and 16 run plays.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    When the Bears play Martz ball, Bears lose.
    When the Bears play smash mouth, Bears win.

  • Chiefs. With or without the spread. That's right.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    This week's a tossup Irish. I must not be in the zone as I couldn't feel good about any of the games. I thought about the Chiefs and Jags but didn't like the point spreads.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I think the Chiefs will beat San Diego straight up. SD haven't beaten anybody and Rivers is shitting the bed. Jags have a good D but Gabbert's a baby.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Spreads are a con game - they're all toss-ups BD ;o) .

  • Vikings

    I spent my whole senior year staring at my English teachers legs and trying to catch a glimpse of her crotch when she would move in her chair. I spent most of my time thinkin about how I could get some of that. I'm glad it didn't happen, now that I know how I could have been scarred and fucked up the rest of my life. The pain all these poor guys are going through because some hot teacher would suck on their dicks for hours. Man I'm thankful I wasnt forced to endure such torture.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    hee hee

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    For the life of me, I don't remember a single hot teacher in my pre-college days. But I did pop my cherry on a 24 year old while I was in high school. I felt about three feet taller walking around the halls the rest of that year. Like, "Yeah, you THINK you're cool, bud did you just lay a 24 year old hotty? I did."

    I can't imagine doing your hot teacher would be much of a problem to the old psyche. And if it was, or you said that it was, you would never live down the ridicule your friends would lay on you.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I went to Catholic schools with mostly nuns and priests. EEEEKK!

  • Love and the red flag? Oh well, it is kinda funny and serves as comic relief during our times of woe.


  • In reply to BigDaddy:


  • Wow, Jay's obviously gotten in the gym this off season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=9Lac45WRZEY

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And he seems so happy there too. No scowl, head firmly up. It's amazing, when you see him without the uniform on, that he ever gets tackled. Makes ya think too, how ripped must Peppers and Idonije be under their uni's?

  • Why I think the Bears will not franchise Matt Forte

    The McCaskey family has always rewarded player loyalty. Matt said on "Jim Rome is Burning" that he wants to retire as a Chicago Bear.

    The whole interview is here: http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4673113/video-forte-on-the-franchise-tag

    The McCaskey family - and more specifically the GM's and coaches, have always placed a very high value on productive RB's. See Sayers, Gale, and Payton, Walter, et al.

    The McCaskey's do not like players that tarnish the image of the team, the NFL, or themselves. Matt doesn't do a thing to embarrass himself, the team, or the NFL overall. For contrast, see Benson, Cedric.

    Though like all teams, the Bears get a little fussy over players that take their gripes to the media (see Harris, Chris), conversely, they also tend to be empathetic to reasonable public "concerns". Forte has been the modicum of restraint for the most part, and this won't go unrewarded.

    Lovie is a diehard fan of the running game, and Matt gives him everything he dreams of in a RB. I have no doubt that Lovie is lobbying on Matt's behalf when the opportunity presents itself.

    No doubt in my mind that meetings are taking place during the bye to get the Forte issue addressed. It is certainly not lost on the owners and management that the entire NFL press corps, as well as fans (even of opposing teams) are staring at Halas Hall like the McCaskey's are being meanies - and unscrupulous - by seemingly "stealing" the services of the most proiductive running back in the NFL simply because they can.

    While it may appear the Bears are fine with just hitting Forte in the mouth with a Franchise threat at season's end, I cannot imagine, for the reasons stated above, that that is the reality. Rather, I believe that soon, or at the very latest season's end, the Bears will come through with one whopper of a contract to satisfy the man who is becoming the face of the franchise.

    Everyone likes Urlacher, thrills at Hester, fist-pumps Jay Cutler. But Forte is running away with the title of "I Am the Chicago Bears", just as his famous predecessors did.

    It's a no-brainer, and it's beyond any business model or salary cap discussion. It's who they are, and for that, just compensation is surely forthcoming.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    I look at it this way. 4 years at $32 mil with $15 guaranteed. If he plays all 4 years the Bears will have paid him $34.6 mil for 8 years. That works out to $4.325 mil/year. That's a deal for the Bears and good compensation for Matt. In 4 years he'll be 30 at the end of the season (in December). He should be productive for that long.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I was thinking around 40 for 4, with 22 guaranteed, somewhere in that ballpark. I might be wrong, but I don't think his agent is going to tlak about 32 for 4...guys like us could be blamed for that when you think about it. Heh.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    thanks that was great and gives me hope that justice will prevail for the gifted Matt Forte

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Yeah man...that franchise tag is a mistake that really shouldn't happen, IMHO

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    I'm with Coach Ditka on this. A guy signs a contract that says I'll work for this long and get paid this much. Then they change their mind and want more. The fact that this goes on a lot in the NFL and contracts get re-structured is irrelevant. You signed the contract Matt. You did. Obviously he gets a bigger one when it comes time ... but right now he hasn't got a pot to piss in. He's not going anywhere so I don't know why folk get their knickers in a knot or even give a shit. I know I've got enough to worry about rather than care how quickly some athlete is going to make his millions.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    You guys are crazy. I agree with you on what a contract is, sure. But that's not even relevant because Matt hasn't missed one minute of practice, or a game, or even threatened to do so -- so why even bring up a straw-man argument?

    The reason people give a shit, are getting their knickers in a twist, and are speaking up for Matt is NOT because of how quickly he'll make his millions. It's because they are afraid of losing the arguable MVP of the offense. Because at the end of this year, that contract you are so preoccupied with that Forte signed is done, kaput. After that Forte has no obligation to play another down for the Bears.

    If a team pisses off a player and he's no longer under contract, then guess what... he can walk even IF he gets hit with a franchise tag. He can demand a trade, and/or sit out for no penalty. Heck a player can even do that when UNDER a contract (see one Palmer, Carson). Fans and the FO should be rightfully concerned if they think a player might just get that unhappy with a team. Now, the fact is that Forte is such a consummate team player and pro that it's hard to envision him doing that -- he would probably sign a franchise tag one-year contract and play it out, because he obviously loves football and his teammates. But it's not guaranteed he would. And guess what? Even if we KNEW he would, that doesn't mean we should cheer on the front office if they are knowingly screwing him over.

    Now personally I'm not of the belief the Bears FO is trying to screw him over -- I think they just haven't come to an agreement on a value for a long term extension. I'm not pissed at either the FO or Forte yet. The only clueless attitudes that I see are 1) people who insist the FO are idiots and cheapskates and are at fault in not coming to an agreement, and 2) people who insist Forte is being a bad guy or unprofessional when he has done NOTHING wrong and EVERYTHING right. There is no "at fault" here -- both sides are negotiating about future value and have made good faith efforts to try to get a contract extension done... they just don't agree yet.

    I think SDW is right though... given the McCaskeys' history I'm inclined to think they will find a way to get it done without Matt having to play on the franchise tag. It may happen at the 11th hour (e.g. like Urlacher's extension), but I think it happens.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Fucking A. I'm hoping this comment will fix it so Reply is broken only for my comment -- and the rest of thread still works. Goddammit...

  • Oh Jeff. You're high if you think Forte may hold out at some point. Ain't. Gonna. Happen. Holdout fines are astronomical in this new CBA.

  • MB, what's your handle for MW2. it's time to go John Woo on some motherfuckers. Mine is johnnypelo1
    When you want to waste some precious moments of your life that you could be spending with your family let's get it on.

    We going playoffs mainges. Watch the pundits stare in disbelief as we run off 7 out of the next 9

  • A good summary of just that is right here, courtesy of Jensen:


  • In reply to Michael L:

    no way we lose to Philly and Raiders.

    I call 11-5

  • Yeah, didn't say I agreed with his prediction... But I think he's right that every one of the next 7 games is very winnable. I think that could set up potentially a very meaningful contest for Christmas -- I don't know what the chances of a victory against the Pack will be right now, but hopefully the boys get something going over this stretch run and are starting to peak by then....

  • Philly are a banana skin. Carson P said he knew a max of 15 plays when they sent him on against the Chiefs, he'll be a long time getting their playbook down. If we stop their run game, he'll give us the ball.

  • Hell yes the Weekend Show classics! The Packer Dance, Who is Joe Webb, The Favre Song hell fucking yes!

    It's nice as a fan to get a bye week as well. It gives us a chance to relax, take in games from around the NFL, or perhaps get some things done on a Sunday for once this fall. And most importantly a break from Da Bears. It ain't easy following this team so getting a short breather in the middle of the season to step back evaluate is a good thing.

    More importantly it gives players like Cutler, Peppers and Urlacher a week to get away from football, regroup and come back ready to make a serious push in the 2nd half of the season.

  • Seahawks, Saints, Cowgirls.

  • there is some funny stuff from the '85 bears trip to the white house;
    in an article at the sun times page.
    Written by rick telander

  • I saw the Matthews crack in Jeff's twitter feed.

    I saw a guy at the halloween store. He had a dirty blond stringy hair wig, and used a red marker to put dots all over his arms, neck and face. He had a generic packers jersey on. No helmet, or the nine yards of an authentis #52, but it was slightly amusing.

  • And if I had to pick a trendy costume at my kids costume party tonight, it was angry birds.

  • Irish - I'm about 400 pages into "Skippy Dies" by Paul Murray. Solid book and it seems like it was written for you. About an Irish boarding school, and all the various perspectives of the folks in the halls.

    Very well written, clever and in-line with contemporary adolescents... I suggest you give it a read and tell me what you think of it. But please no spoilers for another week or so until I finish.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Haven't read it mang. Boarding schools - euch. Read a very funny/sad one by Stephen Fry about his time in English Public schools (which are very private) - Moab is my Washpot.

  • MB, any feed for UFC?

  • Steelers. Cowboys. Giants.

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    Bold picks Mikey. Very bold indeed.

  • Oh fucking Christ, I fucked up one of the italics tags. Fucking comment system...

  • Fuck. Oh well, looks like every comment below that one is still fubared for Reply. Sorry guys.

    Well, as partial repentance, here's an interesting article on Cutler's chemistry with teammates. Sounds like he's really warming up to the other players this year. I like that he's not shy about speaking his mind now... even to the GOAT returner about fielding kicks:


  • Saints, Bills, Jacksonville Jagbags

  • Short 'n' curlies, he's going nowhere, so it really shouldn't affect the fans. If the dude wants to sit out for a year, that's another thing ....

  • Texans

  • Jags

  • Lions, Bills, Giants

  • STL +13.5
    PIT +3
    DEN +3.5

    (KC +3.5 and ARI +12.5 look good too...)

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