DaBearsBlog Weekend Show Episode 6!

DaBearsBlog Weekend Show Episode 6!

Lines This Week:

PACKERS -14.5 Rams / STEELERS -12 Jags / REDSKINS +1.5 Eagles / LIONS -4.5 49ers / FALCONS -4 Panthers / BENGALS -7 Colts / GIANTS -3.5 Bills / RAVENS -8 Texans / RAIDERS -5.5 Browns / PATRIOTS -7 Cowboys / BUCS +4 Saints / BEARS -3 Vikings / JETS -7 Dolphins

Pick three games against the spread and you can't duplicate the selections of myself or my brothers.

CURRENTLY ON THE BOARD:

The Brothers:  Jon (10-4-1), Jeff (9-5-1), Chris (9-5-1)

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

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  • FIRST win of the year coming up:

    LIONS
    RAIDERS
    BEARS

  • Is this game our defense's last hope?

    We know we can't stop teams that can pass and throw.. we know we can't stop teams that just throw.. so, are we hoping we can stop a team that can only run?

    Or is this another case where all of a sudden we prove a team that cannot pass... still can't pass against anyone except us?

    I'm scurred.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Don't worry Willie. Coming to a Soldier Field near you.........

    https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=f4c6f2bca0&view=att&th=132faad13b18dee1&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw

  • In reply to Crown:

    Link won't work for me...

  • I have to think the Eagles will wake the fuck up eventually... and I'm not buying the Redskins. The Eagles have fucked me over nearly every week, and I'm a glutton.

    I don't buy the Lions either. Which makes last week hurt worse. But, I don't buy the 49ers either. Let's just say I'm stuck viewing the NFL the same way I did last year. So, on second thought - fuck that game.

    Bucs suck. Saints easy.

    Dolphins suck way worse than the Jets.. I think.

    Here's to 2010:

    Eagles
    Saints
    Jets

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    willie, here's my take:

    Lions - somewhat legit. Maybe not 5-0 legit, but better than 9 wins legit.

    Eagles - may not wake up this year, but they are going to be a fucking force next year. A loose assembly of incredible athletes is still just that.. once they become an actual team, that's when they'll be the dream team (IF vick can stay alive through this year)

    49ers - legit... to a point. They're a 9-ish win team. Their coach is a bad ass and has turned around every program he's coached within a year or two. Yes, that was college, but his squad IS 4-1. I would have loved to have had him replace dipshit this year.

  • I don't think there's any hope for the D Willie. They can't get any younger.

    Roy has an interesting slant on our drafts and player acquisitions, where Angelo is portrayed as an overseer. And the McCaskeys being the McCaskeys, are not likely to make any changes until after next season. W get to watch our favorite team slide into the mud. All over again.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    fuck I hope not Irish.

    That would make me really sad. We can keep the rest of this mediocre group as long as we get a new talent evaluation/acquisition team in this mutha. Fix that and everything else comes up with it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oops. Forgot.

    http://www.chicagofootballtalk.com/blog/change-at-halas-hall-unlikely-before-2014

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    1. I think our lack of defensive production has NOTHING to do with age. Again, nothing. Our defense was dominant in Week One. So they aged remarkably in three weeks. Also why are they only old on third and longs? And they held the Lions and Packers to fewer points than just about any of the opponents those teams have faced. The problem isn't age. The problem is our defensive approach, performance have been lazy.

    2. I'm so tired of hearing people complaining about the McCaskeys. They spent a fortune on QB. A fortune on Peppers. They pay our head coach a ton of money. I'd like to see the guys on the field get the fuck off Twitter, stop complaining about money and win games.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Are you defending the McCaskeys Jeff? For real? The clowns that have been grinding Papa Bear's team into the ground since his passing. The nucleus of Jim Finks team was already there before the SUperbowl, so let's not give those cretins any credit for our single Lombardi.

    We were defensively slightly dominant in week one ... against the Falcons ...who suck. We're the 29th ranked defense now - that's what counts - there's just no getting around the fact. We're five games in, we can't make excuses anymore. Peppers wasn't getting it done. Lach wasn't getting it done. Briggs has been worse than either of them. We don't even have another LB worth talking about. Every safety we have ... has been/is terrible. Peanut didn't practice this week. We've apparently just benched Chris Harris and our 2 time pro-bowler that we've just signed ... so we can put in Conte and Pringles?

    Jahvid Best had a 166 yard career day on Monday night (let's not hear any but-he-got-half-of-those-on-one-run excuses). How many does an in-form Viking run unit put upon us Sunday?

    Hands up who thinks we get the experts writing phoenix-from-the-ashes pieces on McNabb come Sunday?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    No phoenix from the ashes articles here:

    https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=f4c6f2bca0&view=att&th=132faad13b18dee1&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw

  • In reply to Crown:

    Whoops: Maybe this works: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=f4c6f2bca0&view=att&th=132faad13b18dee1&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    What the hell is the role of the McCaskey family in this team anymore? They cut the damn checks. The McCaskeys are the out, the people everyone like to blame, but they have very little to do with anything involving the team aside from cutting the checks.

    And nobody is arguing the defense is good. They are dreadful right now. Against the best offenses in football over 5 games. But blaming age is so easy. And wrong.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Age doesn't make you lose gap discipline. Are our defensive tackles old and thus not getting any pocket push?

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Totally disagree. Alot of these guys know where there supposed to be, but their bodies won't quite let them get there anymore. A half step loss can be the difference between being where you are supposed to be and giving up a tuddy. You cannot say that the total D breakdown thus far is because offenses in the league are overpowering defenses or simply due to mental lapses or system failure under the tampa 2. You start seeing poor gap plugging when players can't get to their spot anymore. The players can understand that from looking at the film and know mentally where they are supposed to be, but physically being there is not as easy.

  • In reply to Crown:

    The main thing the Mccaskey's are guilty of is not being pro-active enough when it comes to the future of the team. They have spent money but they refuse to fire Angelo which makes me terribly angry. As far as the defense being old I think it's a combo of that and piss poor play. Peanut is old as balls and struggles in coverage now, can't tell if Briggs is getting old or being a little bitch about his contract but either way he sucks this year, Chris Harris has been bad, Idonije has been non-existent along with Peppers. The rest have not shown me a damn thing since week one and that is either piss poor evaluation by Lovie/Angelo or piss poor coaching by the staff. Either way too many questions that need to be answered and they are running out of time to do so.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    And sadly enough that is just the defense. Where do you even start on offense.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    You build through the draft first, then through free agency.

    Players under 30 on D I'm keeping going forward: Melton, DJ Moore(?), ahhh shit.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    I agree with that 100%. That falls on Angelo, but I would think the owners would care enough about the team to figure out he's sucked ass at that for far too long now. I'm very scared we are falling into a mid to late 90's type of Bears team here. Where is all the drafted (Angelo)talent? Forte,Briggs and somebody help me out here.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    I saw briggs bite on a fake by Chin-balls; and that put his momentum away from the play on the touchdown run.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    If the McCaskeys don'r need to spend it, they won't. Angelo's contract is good for this and the next two seasons and they have no reason to pay him off.

    By the way, is Paea that bad that we can't even get a look at him? Toe is injured, Melton has been getting knocked back into last week, I mean who's left that's so good? I want to see the guy we passed over Moffit and Leshoure for.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Exactly. Even Lach has admitted on camera he's not the player he used to be in relation to speed. Translation : I'm going to miss a lot more tackles even though I know where I'm supposed to be a lot quicker than when I first came in the league. I'm sure Briggs is the same, and when you can't deal with Jahvid Best, how are you going to stop AP?

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    The McCaskeys' responsibilities should focus on maintaining the overriding mission of winning NFL championships. Winning should satiate their lust for the almighty dollar by increasing revenues. Their failure is obvious, and what's worse, their actions show signs of malicious indifference.
    Through the ability to hire and fire, they have ultimate control over the so-called braintrust. They are the unilateral power source that is supposed to drive the Bear engine. Good grief, time to grab the lifeboats cuz that flagship is sinking fast....

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    + $6,000,000+ on #2 Jeff

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    They need to act like the #2 market in the NFL and spend top dollar on a GM with a top tier resume comparable to a Bill Polian or Ted Thompson. They had one, once upon a time, in the late Jim Finks, but then chased him out of town and it's been 2nd-raters ever since..

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They are really #1 net market in the sense that NYG and NYJ split the #1 gross market.

    Polian does have a good resume (although only 1 SB victory), but Thompson's really is still too early to tell. He's the golden boy right now having just won the SB. You wouldn't want to hire just ol' guy that happened to have won a SB. Heck, even Pioli, who's won 3, hasn't been doing so hot over in KC.

    Picking up a GM with top-tier qualifications isn't exactly easy. It's not as if they grow on trees. Most guys that are that good get locked up by their clubs. If you're going by SB victories, your options are TT (obv not), Loomis (not top tier), Colbert (technically not GM for either SB, anyway going nowhere), Reese (jury out still, and not going anywhere anyway), Polian (obv going nowhere), Pioli (maybe have a shot at him), McKay (prob going nowhere), Newsome (wasn't GM for SB, but def going nowhere).

    So of that list, maybe Pioli will be available. Otherwise you're looking at Vermeil, Billick, Shanahan (no), Wolf, Jones (obv no), Carmen Policy (haha), Gibbs, Parcells. Good luck with that list.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I would take any of those over angelo Mike. seriously.

    Gibbs and parcells.... hmmmm...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And that is about the size of it.

  • Saints
    Detroit
    Raiders

  • Atlanta-4
    Washington+1.5
    Buffalo+3.5

  • It's probably already been said to death, but I have to say it. Man that Sweetness- A Football Life was AWESOME! For some reason, it's harder NOW for me to think of him when he was sick, then it was when he was going through it. Can't quite put my finger on why. It's almost like I just get sadder and sadder about his death. But it was great to see those highlights for the millionth time and to hear people speak about details I did not know. I especially like the Ashton Kucher part about how him and his buddy were arguing about who the greatest back of all time is: Sweetness or Emmit. Ashton saw Emmitt at the SB and asked him directly: "Who is the greatest back of all time?" Emmitt replied, "Walter. Definitely Walter. "

    Long Live Walter Payton.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    it made you yearn for more; watching last night was a treat
    I wonder if forte and clutz hang out

  • Raiders
    Bills
    Rams

    And please, please please!!!!!!!! Let us get Brandon Lloyd!! I know it wont solve the o-line problems but it definately couldnt hurt to have a true #1 WR.
    Oh and if the Bears dont make some moves to improve this club soon I think we shoudl have an Occupy Soldier Field movement.

  • Please tell me you mean Brandon Marshall. Lloyd is not a #1. Marshall may be certifiably insane but he's twice the player Lloyd is and I think Lloyd has a little crazy in him too.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Lloyd led the league last year with 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns. Not quiet sure what else would be a #1 WR if that isnt. And getting him for a 4th round draft pick? Seriously? Its a no brainer. What exactly have we been getting for out late round picks anyways?

  • We've seen that show before and it didn't work. I think Lloyd was just a product of a system. Where else was he successful and was thought of as a #1? He reminds me of ex Titans receiver Drew Bennett, one good year after a bunch of bad and all of the sudden he's a #1 and gets a nice payday then goes somewhere else and sucks again. Marshall at least has a track record of doing well.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    AND, he wants to be called The Monster from now on... not The Beast.

    He's crazy like a super #1 WR. I fucking want him... but not for two 3s. We need olinemen and to start building through the draft from now on.

    Here's what we need:
    1. Fire jerry and get a GM who really knows his shit
    2. Keep as many picks as we can to start that building in the 2012 draft
    3. If we can get marshall for a 3 and a coke, get. it. done.

    #1 is most critical otherwise 2-3 and anything else doesn't matter.

  • In reply to MB30SD:
  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would agree on a #3 and I would even throw in a #6 or 7 to make it happen but no way to 2 #3's. I'd throw in some Coke on that deal but knowing Miami they want the nose candy type.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The only trade I'd take for Marshall is for JA. And I'll throw in the bag of bagels myself!

  • This year he has 19 recs and 0 TDs. Marshall has 22 recs and 1 TD. if we move for a small receiver he'd better be Steve Smith or Wes Welker - any acquisition we make before the deadline had better be 6'5 or what's the point. We don't even have a Wes Welker slot type. Neither Knox nor Hester are tough little bastards who can hold onto the ball. Neither can play the outside. Knox would be riding the bench on any other team.

    With Bennett back, he should go in the slot with Roy and Sam on the outside.

    Is Wooton going? He practiced. About time we saw Addison in at end with Okoye and Paea inside. Let's see what the kids can do.

  • Jeff, that is the point EXACTLY.

    The McCaskeys only cut checks... they don't give a shit about winning, or success, or our history or heritage... from all outward appearances, all they care about it is letting buffoons manage their teams revenue opty (which seems counterintuitive to me, but wtf do I know).

    If they gave a rat’s ass about winning and keeping this organization great, they wouldn’t have put up with the abject garbage in the front office and on the sidelines. The bears would be the biggest, most successful/lucrative brand in the NFL, and we’d have a low tolerance for failure. As it stands, they search for juuust enough success to keep the money machine cranking at status quo speed.

    Whatever you want to say about jerra jones, the dude wants to win… if not just for the winning, for the obvious fact that winning makes him more money in the merch shops, ticket counters, etc…

    The McCaskeys are too scared, too dumb, or too lazy to actually invest intelligently to build their brand by insisting on winners at every level. Throwing big cash band aids out at key spots and then not doing anything to ensure total support and success of those big investments is the very definition of bad ownership. There are no free rides in this world, and shortcuts are 99.9999% just that… shortcuts. As I’ve said a million times before, if we were the browns or Seattle, I wouldn’t be this wound up about it, but we’re the Chicago Bears man. This club, this legacy deserves owners who will settle for nothing but the success that its founder insisted on.

    Again… I’m wasting my breath, but it had to be said. Personally, it’s just such a letdown for this great franchise to endure such a long tenure of mediocrity.

    (and please don’t give me the be careful what you wish for dan snieder argument… )

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I agree about the McCaskeys being dumb but I don't believe they don't care. I think they are so inept at anything related to football they can't even make sensible personel decisions. Good football teams = greater revenue for the team and themselves so I guess there's no way i can believe they would ever not care about winning. I do hope they step aside and hire someone who can run the team. Get rid of sweaty Teddy Philips please and lets rebuild this bitch from the ground up.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    I just can't even fathom that Jab. I mean really? fucking really? This team... this brand more importantly, could be MUCH bigger than the cowboys if there was just a guy/group who knew what the fuck they were doing.

    I promise you that if any one of us was the bears GM with all the info/intel he has at his fingertips, we could have done a better job than jerry over the last 5 years.... well, except maybe doc... too many kids... not enough focus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, you will get no argument from me on that. You are exactly right. We should be a bigger brand and should win more/put a better product on the field more consistently. It is unacceptable.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Sorry guys but as a California boy, born and bred, I can say the Bears are right up there with the Cowboys, Raiders etc as one of the biggest brands. Hell I run into Bears fans all the time and the gear is all over the place. Last weekend in Reno I went to the sports store inside the Grand Sierra looking for some Bears merch. They had hardly anything! I asked and the guy said its not for want of trying... they just sell out of Bears gear too fast. So the brand is there but it's in danger of being damaged by a few rebuilding years if Jerry doesnt get his ish together.

  • that was exactly my point sac.

    Think about how much bigger it could be if the ownership really put major focus and effort into blowing it up by insisting on success at every lever... which would manifest (and vice versa) in consistent playoff and SB trips.

    We would rule the world.

  • I stayed there probably 3 years ago on business...

    Loved it, only problem was it was my first weedless nights in ten years and even 4 Makers on the rocks couldn't get me to enjoy a meal or fall asleep.

    The morning I left, I went into that same sports store and bought my folks a Payton jersey and a Sayers jersey for their anniversary.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    jesus... 10 years?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It would have been more like 25 years... but the more I think of it, I can't recall ever getting them an anniversary present. Then again, I was always baked. Who knows.

    I think it was likely birthday presents.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha... Oops.

    Not "ten years" as in anniversary.. but ten years of non-sober sleeping.

    Yeah, Tucson life. Everyday. Every college class. Half the basketball games my senior year. Nearly every workday. Eventually, you just learn to deal with it. It doesn't affect you so much.

    It's been nearly a year since I was last in Tucson. My last smoke was during the Bears v. Bills game last year. Nowadays, I smoke a tiny bit of the wacky and I get the high school freakouts.

    Still, I go back whenever I can.

    Even the smell of a dead skunk makes my mouth water.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Well next time you go just hit me up. I dont have those kind of night.. even when traveling. haha
    Man I LOVE the sports book there! It's amazing!

    http://www.grandsierraresort.com/casino/casino-floor/race-sports-book

  • Good bowling alley.

    Nice driving range.

    Have you been to the Reno-renowned Sandwich shop in the middle of a gas station? I forgot what they call it, but it's not a clever name.

    I got a few buddies out there, and we did a ridiculous 3 night bachelor party out that way. Reno strippers are an odd breed of stripper.

  • And the sandwich spot you're thinking of is "Deli Towne" It's pretty good. Coaches for BBQ and The Nugget for an Awful Awful. Damn I cant wait to go back to Reno in Nov.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Sounds like an addiction.

  • Sorry Sac, no offense but as a whole, most Californian's don't care or know jack about football.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    eeeeeaaaaasy!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I lived there for 10 years MB. Has it changed in the last decade?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I get it was a generalization on purpose, but I think it's more of a focus thing trac. Here you can surf, ski, go to the desert, ride bikes, swim, run, etc... etc... all year round.

    I don't think they/we are clueless... they just don't care as much as say a population of people... say in the outback white north who have puke green/yellow football or fucking ice fishing and enormous, ugly women... and that's it.

    When that's the case, you almost have to be a rabid fan. Because realistically, you're one bad weekend game away from slitting your wrists anyway.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There is one positive about Green Bay going 5-0 so far. Domestic abuse has gone down. Sadly that stat is true. Thus kind of proving MB's point. Damn it Wisconsin, keep 'em barefoot and pregnant don't beat the shit out of them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How many kids does Doc have? I have three boys, one being 11 weeks old and I could run this better than Angelo. As much as I hate to say it we would have been better off having a shitty season last year because all that fluky season did was pro-long our suffering as Bears fans.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    ha!

    He's having his 3rd boy in Dec.

    He and I just give each other shit because I have two and the wife wants another... and I don't.

    You guys are either brave as hell, are crazy as hell, or are really dumb. And I know neither of you are dumb, sooooo....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The wife will win out. Trust me on that one MB. I was the same way. By the way I am pretty dumb. Or is it pretty and dumb?

  • In reply to JAB1:

    I'm determined for her not to Jab. I just have to keep bringing up how difficult X, Y, Z was and do you REALLY want to go through that all over again for 1.5-2 years?

    Women are fucking crazy maing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know where you're coming from man. I have to say though, at first I was not too happy about it but now that he's here it's been great. Cute little son of a bitch. Plus I've got two football players already and he'll be my third. My other two are huge and dominate and this one was born 9lbs. 11 ozs. One of these boys has to be my meal ticket the way I figure it. Just give in MB and increase your chance that one of them will change your diapers when you get older.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hmmm… I love my kids, it’s the 2 yrs of not being able to do anything that kills me. Haven’t had a vaca in 6 years (admittedly a lot of that has been the biz though).

    that's why I'm glad I have a daughter... she's my best shot. You're screwed... dudes are meant to leave the pride when they reach sexual maturity. No one to change your diapers but nurse helga mang. Ben Dover.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well played sir. I'm screwed.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Breeding/nesting instinct. It just won't die. And if you get snipped you become surplus to requirements. It's lose lose the whole way. It's a woman's world in the west. Yes m'aam, no m'aam, three bags full m'aam. Sheesh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    100% Irish. Especially in America... well, in civilized parts (see jab's stat above)

    Balls, meet jar...

    (I should have married a nice Afrikaans girl... like charlize Theron) ha!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    when the seed is spilled no one is in charge
    man has this strange fascination, that somehow, he is in charge of population
    life happens, and our bodies are being lived by the all and everything
    the children being born now, are for the most part ,
    filled with a love that will start to consume some of the ugliness of the past 100 years

    2012 brings a different focus to the planet
    rejoice in your children; they will be spectacular if you fill them with all the love one can muster

  • In reply to JAB1:

    How do they make more money if the team does well?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

    But Snyder might be meeting the Lions in the NFC champs this year...... with Rex Grossman at QB ..... there's a thought. GB and NO would look very ordinary if anything happens to Rodgers or Brees.

    How about a Detroit double in the world series and superbowl?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    no thanks.

    Won't happen. As good as they've been, the still don't have all the pieces yet. And china doll WILL go down at some point, maybe for good this time. Then they'll be propper fucked... yes, I know Irish ... megatron can catch td passes from a collie. Still won't happen.

    I can only hope Rodgers decides to be a florist... mid-season... but I cant hope someone ends his career. Wouldn't help us enough anyway this year.... last year.... fuck yes. Bring on the errant bus while he's crossing the road. I keeeeed I keeeed.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    How about the Wisconsin Trifecta: Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.
    How sweet it is.......

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    yes but, that is were it ends
    you are still stuck being you
    living off another host that will drag the you down when they settle in on hard times

  • Jeff et al. - a few comments

    1. We'll never get Lloyd. We cut him. He'll never come back here, and Angelo already ate crow on Chris Harris.

    2. The Arkish brothers in PFW and others, consistently rate the McCaskeys as one of the worst owners in football. They don't get the revenue out of the team that other markets do, which given Chicago's size is insane - they needed Ted Phillips to get the Soldier Field deal done with Daley, and they made the call on Angelo, not Phillips. And it is they who can pull Angelo's plug.

    If we compare the Bears to the Giants over the last 10 years, they went to the Super Bowl once and won, we went once and lost. But that team has consistently been a better team year in and year out, and certainly has fewer embarassing games, although the Vick comeback last year was humiliating for them.

    What we've seen last year, and now - sadly - this year again, are performances that make you ashamed to be a fan. Setting league records for false starts, just no blocking at all, dog shit wideouts who drop balls.

    I understand the frustration, but the answers come from the top. Angelo is the cancer, Lovie is just a tumor. You can cut the tumor out, but the cancer will regrow another one.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bit more ranting -

    I travel to Dallas a lot for business. More than I would like, as I don't care much for Texas outside of Austin.

    Dallas is a 100% Cowboys haven. Business execs, hot waitresses at the bar, even the homeless wear Cowboys swag. Cowboys bumper stickers, a AM radio station that is all Cowboys all the time, etc etc.

    Chicago has become utterly indifferent to the Bears. This is like 2004 with Dollar Bill before he croaked. This town could give a shit about this team. At this stage, I would think maybe as much as 15-20% of seats are corporate bought and given away as swag. I get calls all the time from business associates who want to give me tickets.

    That is a BAD SIGN. Fans should be driving prices up such that companies won't buy seating blocks, it's too expensive. But it's not. Nobody wants to go down there, getting there SUCKS, the parking layout and the whole museum campus design is RETARDED, it costs $46 dollars (get it?) to park during PRE-SEASON, and regular season is $60.

    I am really upset with the Bears product right now. The new Soldier Field in many ways is state of the art. Aesthetically, it looks like shit, like something out of an Aliens movie landed on the old Soldier Field, but in many ways it's a nice facility. Way nicer than Invesco which replaced the old Mile High.

    So it pisses me off, yeah. Let the fucking Cheifs suck, Kansas City is a shithole anyhow. Chicago needs a team on par with the Jets and Giants. And we don't have one.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    well put GP.

    Fucking sad.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Take a fucking bus... jeebus!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    $60 to park? What a jip. I'd love to own the Bears. Build a new stadium. Affordable tickets for the joe in the street. No corporate boxes ....except for me .... it's my team :o) Ask Lovie to hand in his notice and give him the golden handshake. Have Angelo and Drake escorted from the building and bitch-slapped onto the pavement and given a golden shower. Bring Maranelli in for a chat, tell him he's going to be a pure coach or he can look up blitz in the dictionary. Bring in an ex-great receiver who can teach. Give Jimmy Mac whatever he wants to get him off the golf course - GM I think. Give Ditka something to do just because. Give Butkus a job, whatever he wanted, just because. Ditto Sayers - some consultancy position. And of course, re-install the Honey Bears ... mostly blacks/asians,....and if they're hot - a couple of white chicks. Scratch that, a couple of Japanese flowers instead. Scratch that. Increase the Honey Bear Roster and have them all. Literally.

    Strategy - play football that works. Accountability. Draft only talented toughness. Get rid of anyone who's old and worth something. Start with the line. Make them The Hogs. The goal every year will be winning the superbowl, not beating fucking Green Bay, which gets you two games. Fire bullshitters and shouters. The rest will follow.

    Did I dream that out-loud?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    it is a business world; you need some business accumen
    maybe our owners are not that talented in the playing fields of dollars and "sense"

    term limits for GM's
    that is the exec. you do not ever want to feel secure
    unless they bring a super bowl trifecta
    then give them a five year pass

  • Redskins
    Bears
    49er's

  • I suggest Chicago holds a Job Fair to hire a new GM. Kinda like the Rocky theme. I propose the McCaskey's open up the field to anyone who applies. The person who comes up with the best blue print to repair this team in the fastest possible time, wins the GM position. I'm dead serious. I'd hire Marty Shottenheimer, Gil Brandt and John Madden as the judges.

  • Hey canada... check out this piece of beautiful machinery: http://www.nytro.com/index.cfm/nytro-blog/2011-look-695-road-bike-review/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice ride! I don't know if you ever look at the Velonews online but the Colorado Cyclist is blowing out a Time CF and a Fuji CF both all Ultegra for under $4500. Just in case you're looking for a road bike to go with your Time Trial rig.

    I bought a titanium Schwinn Paramount (made by Serotta) all Dura Ace years ago from them. It was the last year for Schwinn before they went into Walmart's. They were blowing them out for $2500.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    naw, one very expensive piece of equipment is all I need. Besides, true roadies don't fit me well. I'm 5'10" 192-ish ... the ergo on those things is wrong for me. Besides, I only need dos bicicletas, one road, one mtb.

    My next big spend will prolly be a set of 808 zippos. Or an upgrade to my mtb. I'd love to have the... resources for this... but $6k for an mtb!?!?!?!

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=62074&scid=1100&scname=Mountain

  • I'd be laughing my ass off right now if I wasn't crying so hard: http://www.athlonsports.com/overtime/mike-martzs-chicago-bears-offensive-playbook

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like the comment that said no Martz play would ever allow the TE to go that far down the field.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Thank you MB, that was absolutely hilarious and sums Monday night up PERFECTLY.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Awesome!

  • gdamn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoBXfD2oHRg

  • Saints
    Bears
    Panthers

    I had a rethink about our schedule and I see us heading to the Minny dome at 9-6 and needing a win. If Mcnabb gets anymore than a TD or 300 yards against I'm thinking of getting a flight to chicago to trial at safety.

  • Age not a concern to Briggs? What do you expect a 30+ yr old LB to say? The age of our D alone should qualify Angelo for the "Blind Squirrel" award.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/10/13/bears.defense.ap/index.html?sct=nfl_t2_a13

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    whoops... the comment down there was meant for here.

    I think briggs' issue is dollah bills not old balls.

  • Jeff, speaking of must win games last year, the Bears lost em. Think about it, if this is a must win game, there must be at least 4 or 5 more down the line. That's a hell of a way to play a season.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    old. balls.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    How is that true? The only game I called a "must win" last year was at Buffalo.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Sorry Jeff, I wasn't referring to you, just the must win scenario's. I was thinking about the last two GB games in particular.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    They're all must-wins when you're in a hole and your team is tanking.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    that's one wise staement
    i concurr

  • Niners +4.5
    Eagles -1.5
    Bills +3.5

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Et tu Murph? The lions have slid out of my top 4 teams this week. It's looking OAK, BAL, NO and CIN.

  • The Fish might deal Reggie Bush for a 3rd rounder, so they can join the Suck for Luck sweepstakes. The Niners aren't playing it.

    Would Reggie make a good Bear? Would he play the slot?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no thanks. Use the 3rd on marshall.

    What's the going price? Will it come down after he gets himself ejected (as planned) from the game on sunday?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bush is yesterday news. I'm tired of seeing our team trend that way. Williams, Meriweather, Manu, Chester, etc., etc. What is becoming oh so obvious is the fact that circumventing solid building through the draft just doesn't work. We have been giving the front office waaaay too much credit for the roster moves they've made so far.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    amen
    those nerds in the draft room should be scouted up; studied up; and should be able to recite chapter and verse on every O-lineman entering the draft in 2012; every linebacker; D-lineman; corner and safety.
    anyone think they are ready to do all of this?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm thinking of plain dropping his ass in Fantasy. No to Bush (unless it's Michael), yes to Marshall. It would be so sweet to see Cutty just put it up there and have that boy go fetch. We would have been in the SB last year if we had Marshall, that was our last bite at the cherry.

  • SWOOOOOOOLLLEEEE: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/10/14/anniversary/index.html?sct=nfl_t11_a1

    Oh, and Peter King... go gut yourself and stick an apple in your mouth. Fucking douchayene.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    what does that word mean MB
    Swole

    i see it used all the time; but remain ignorant
    do i need to know?

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Hey, there is this great site called "Google." Look it up.....

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    thanks for the tip
    but i will wait for the MB translation
    there may be a local flavor that google will fail to bring to the equation

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I hate to be brutally blunt, but it would appear that I am the lone responder to your asinine posts. At least you can take solace in the fact that at least one soul is acknowledging your idiotic postings. They would otherwise remain totally unnoteworthy.....

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    Eat it greenbaygirl...huntin actually has a lot of great posts...go troll somewhere else you freakin tool...

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    I never came for recognition
    that is your desire
    I came for the entertainment
    and am thoroughly enjoying this years football

    My path in life of meditating for 40 years has left me mostly silent
    no one in my immediate sphere ever gets the way this body views human experience
    they never answer back to it's ways and I find that O.K.

    truth be told
    if you see everything as one "you" are actually saying it all so fell that I am just listening to myself when I read and speak
    how do you see life? I am curious
    I do know this from what I see if you ever got in a room with this body
    your concepts would be lit on fire and you would wilt under the truth

  • Walter payton football life was great. It made me tear up a lil bit. Such an inspiration to us all.

  • That's good news: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/10/14/winfield.ap/index.html?sct=nfl_t2_a5

  • $60 to park? Whaaaa??? I guess I've been down in San Antonio too long, that sounds completely ridiculous, and not Devin Hester-ridiculous. Speaking of Devin, I feel terrible for him. Really terrible. We have a once-in-a-lifetime special teams player and we surround him with shit. I'm completely disgusted with this team. To say that game on Monday was a complete embarrassment is just too understated for words. I understand we have injuries. Well, guess what? That's why there are 53 guys on the roster, not 22. Other teams have injuries and their next tier is ready to play.

    And I fear that the worst is yet to be seen - I'm hearing horrible signals from the team - the benching of players for others that WE KNOW aren't up to the job - that means they're just flailing around now. They have NO FUCKING CLUE what to do. And that's scary.

    It hurts, really fucking hurts, to have to discard a season so early. This is the shit we wait ALL FUCKING YEAR for - our 16, 17, 18 or 19 games from our beloved Chicago Bears. And last Monday night, I realized that this season is over. OVER IN GAME 5. And man am I pissed.

    McCaskeys, Phillips, Angelo, Lovie, Martz, Marinelli. How to apportion the blame? WHO THE FUCK CARES? They're ALL to blame. And we can't get rid of the McCaskeys. But THEY can get rid of everybody else, and at the end of this putrid season, that better be what they do.

    If they don't.....

    The Occupy Halas Hall movement will begin. I think we're all ready.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Isn't that our comfort zone though? Isn't that what being a Bears fan is relaly all about? Knowing your season is over in week five. I feel okay now, the pressure is off.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Congratulations Irish, that was by far the most intelligent post ever submitted to this blog. However, the blatant truth permeating the Bear situation doesn't require a sage to confirm that "your season is over in week five."
    Irish has rung a death knell for Bear optimism; an actual realist on Da'BearsBlog, kudos to you. To be a Bear fan is to be a glutton for punishment. Sadly, Bear fans are destined to live a despicable existence as severly warped sado-masochists. Given the addition of a synergistic inferiority complex, civilized society (e.g. Green Bay Packer fans) can understand why Chicago is filled with and ugly mix of sociopaths and psychopaths. Personally, I am overwhelmed with empathy, but nonetheless, "someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets" of Chicago.
    Irish has discovered that a simple dose of realism can remedy the persistent symptomatic pain caused by falsely premised expectations. The inferior must endure lower expectations in order to remain sane; Bear fans must learn to swallow the bitter pill. A simple cure for the pain inflicted by rooting for the Bears is to swear allegiance to the mighty Vanquishers to the North. So many to choose from.......
    Awww, it gives one a sense of bliss to live amongst the aristocracy of Green Bay Packerdom. The mighty Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Brewers have proven to be noble Knights of the Realm.
    Btw, I see the Buckeyes are thrashing the Fighting Illini......

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    just by reading your posts; it shows you have no idea who you really are. Why come if you can't be real. Phony is everywhere and you are the poster boy for cheap imitation.
    Ignorance is bliss when living in a frozen mind stuck on self inflicted, ego inflated, narcissistic, archaic thought processes.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    It would appear you place my posts on the same mantle as your George Harrison lyrics. You find meaning between the lines where none exists. Not uncommon among delusional dimwits.
    Now stooge, go sort my junk-mail, or better yet, feel free to read it and give me your well-thought out analysis of Bank of America and/or Citibank marketing strategies. Feel free to dig out the deep-seeded subliminal messages that only your mailman psychotic intellect can decipher. To be honest, I look at your avatar and see the mastermind behind a future postal massacre.
    Btw, thank you for the reply; now my comments have elicited more responses than yours. Don't you find that truthful observation quite interesting and telling? Touche'......

  • $60 for parking at an NFl game is about par for the course. You get 4 guys in the car and pay $15 each for 3 hours of tailgating debauchery.
    But has Chicago every REALLY been crazy huge into the Bears? Maybe in the mid 80's but thats about it. Cubs make the playoffs and the whole town goes nuts, Blackhawks, same thing. Bears ...eh.

  • Good or bad team, Chicago has always been crazy for the Bears. I cant remember the last time a game did not sell out. Not quite sure where you picked that vibe up, but your wrong Fres. First and foremost Chicago is a Bear town!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Gotta agree Murph. The waiting list for tix is a long one. I get people aren't too excited now. Once they start winning again it will be different.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    That has always been my impression, although I did not live there in the glory days of the Bulls.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    +1 Mongo.

  • Rather surprisingly, everyone is picking Minnesota. Literally everyone. I like Bears against the wall.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Jeff,

    What the shit... I'm listening to bullshit Des Moines radio right now, for no freaking Bears related reason!

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Actually, all of ESPN'S and USA today's guys picked the Bears across the board. I was "Very" surprised to see that.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Mike & Mike both picked the Bears this morning.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    What's surprising? How could anybody neutral pick the Bears?

    Bears: No offense, no defense (28th).

    Minny: AP on offense, 4th best run defense in the league.

  • Holy cripes, it's like porn on Youtube. Bears porn

    http://www.youtube.com/user/14oct2011?x=2&v=TKS1LPQ6D2Y&feature=pyv&ad=9457137182&kw=chicago%20bears

  • http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7099006/isaacson-chicago-bears-suffering-rare-defensive-letdown

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Flatbread is suiting up? Oh.... joy. That should shut All Day right down...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    it doesn't sound like they won't play him unless someone gets hurt
    if he does get in; he is a bea,r so I wish him some luck
    i don't think he is healthy though, or he would have been used before this
    he seems like a last resort; but he has some heart so it is wait and see
    plus he was a duck; maybe he will fly

  • the boys and i at work today were waxing poetic on Conte and how typical Bears it would be if he comes in and takes a pick to the house or some shit.

    I'm calling Bears 24 - 10 and Conte has a pick. No six though because he's white and there is no fucking way he would have the skills to get all the way home unless we had some 2006 style INT return blocking.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    We do tend to surprise people when our backs are agaisnt the wall. But when beating the BiQueens becomes a 'surprise' you know your team is in the shitter.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    hey where's your lid
    hat's off to you

  • I listern to mike and mike on the ride in to the slave factory
    this morning Jaws was talking about the abysmal tackling he sees throughout the league.
    then he told me something I did not know
    according to the collective bargaining agreement the players don't have to practice in pads; but 1 time a week
    and 4 times only in the last 6 weeks
    sh-t no wonder nothing gets fixed
    how are they going to learn how to improve tackling if they can't tackle in practice
    they are in shorts and helmets the rest of the time
    I feel stupid thinking that they were trying to work on this stuff
    what a dummy

    then he went on to talk about tight end play
    how they are becoming the reciever of choice in the league
    and mentioned the new orleans tight end...leading the stats for recievers...Graham?
    and I thought of olsen and cutler; and what they were trying to establish
    then I thought of Martz and then I changed the station
    I was depressed
    I started thinking about the year I lost my father
    it seemed like everything went sour for a while

    then I thought of Brian and the way he looked on the sideline with Briggs
    and how his whole world has gone to sh-t since his mom left
    we need some good vibrations

    I hope KD has a breakout game

    I hope barber knocks some corner into next week

    I hope cutler works fron 2-3 step drops the whole game
    and I hope this monkey gets off our backs

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Good post H. Strange, I had forgotten about how Lach's Mom passing has to be effecting him. I hope he gets his MOJO back.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Honestly, I don't see a problem with Lach, other than that Briggs is sucking and Roach is a no-show. One LB cannot handle it all.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, I wasn't refering so much to his play; but was trying to make the point that in this year of loss;...the two greatest loves of his life seem to be taken away. Nothing is giving him satisfaction; and that's the way it seemed to me after seeing my father leave.....no matter what you tried, nothing seemed to work out ; or left a good taste in your mouth
    his play is probrably as good as it has been in the past; it just produces little in the way of earasing the pain.,

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Isn't that what Halas used to say? Practice how you mean to play. MAkes perfect sense.

    Cutty spouting off about shorter routes could well pay dividends for KD and Forte, we could get some success off that, before MM goes straight back to whatever the hell he does week in week out, calling plays for his imaginary receiver corps and the 1983 Hogs. Meh.

  • In trading parlance, I'm buying the breakouts and not getting in on dips:

    PACKERS -14.5
    STEELERS -12
    RAVENS -8

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I don't back spreads. It's just not tolerated in Europe, where punters are more savvy. I notice that teams giving up the points rarely beat the spread. Spread betting sucks - it's an insult and a con. It's already hard enough picking the outright winner of a game at a semi-backable price (GB are 1/12 this week, NE are 1/4 and likely could get beaten), but then the bookies throw in a spread to make it a coin-flip. In such a situation it pays to take the non-favorite every time if you are backing every game. Take what they give you.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    That's an interesting observation and there might be something to it. I'm going to try to find some time and do a little research on your premise. I never really bet on sports but seem to remember something about taking underdogs at home being a popular strategy at one time...

  • Packers
    Bengals
    Bills

  • I haven't seen a better football/everthing columnist than this guy. Tuesday Morning Quarterback, Gregg Easterbrook.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story/_/id/6962791/is-door-closing-indianapolis-colts-nfl-narnia

  • Some thought's on our team:
    *Player trades and signing free agents to fill team needs is proving to me, to be a bad strategy. It seems that a team either has to pay too much for what they're getting or the they end up signing somebody else's problem. If the last few years has taught Bears fans anything, it's that the team that wins the draft process, wins on the field. Our front office has not come close to drafting well. We are in the last years of this regime and to me, the proof is in the pudding.
    *We're facing a must win game in week 6. This says it all.
    *Forte and Briggs have disrupted the locker room with their untimely contract issues. No matter who's side you are on in this matter, it's a distraction that has not served the locker room well.
    *Martz has failed to produce a single game with the gaudy offensive numbers his scheme was supposed to bring to Chicago. He's had enough time, his system has failed. He is a square peg in a round hole.
    *The Bears can definitely win some more games but will they be enough to even stay in the playoff hunt.
    *The Bears remind me of Netflix. Same old sorry movies, not enough entertainment value to do anything but pass the time.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Martz' refusal /inability to adapt his play calling to his personnel is sad.

    He STILL hasn't noticed that Jay Cutler is NOT Kurt Warner. Cutler can move. He's BETTER on the move. More importanly, he's SAFER on the move. Yet rollouts, sprintouts and bootlegs that would use Cutler's mobility to great advantage don't appear to be on Martz's menu. If the Bears have called even ONE of those this season, I can't recall it. Yeah, yeah, I KNOW when you rollout you basically cut the field in half (though Cutler's arm strength could give lie to that concept) but I'd rather have the FIELD cut in half than our QUARTERBACK!

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Trac, how has Forte disrupted the locker room with his contract issues? EVERYONE in the NFL says pay the man. He's not looking to re-negotiate, he's looking to get signed beyond this year. All the players know this is a business and the only money that's guaranteed is the bonus and the year they are in. Every player hopes their teammates get paid. It helps them for their next contract. The coaches hope like hell their good players get paid. They don't want to see them leave. Forte has played lights out this year and all of his teammates and coaches can't say enough good things about him. It's only Pus Nuts that can't figure it out and nobody has any divided loyalties when it comes to players/coaches vs Pus Nuts.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Yeah, Angelo's being a real prick, which is par for the course. Especially as the salary cap has plenty of space.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Even Matt has said it's been a distraction. That's all I'm saying. It's never a good thing when players start complaining about thier organization.

  • Wouldn't drafting and free agent acquisitions be of equal importance? Bill Belichick didn't draft Wes Welker or Randy Moss, but they were pretty big pieces in his pie. As goes Welker so go the Patriots.

    I don't know Martz' scheme, it takes the guys with the playbooks two years to learn it and I don't have a playbook. If he's guilty of anything it's failure to adapt his offensive strategy to the players available. We have a couple of o-linemen who are effective maulers when on the move, not so good when straight-blocking. Factor in a QB who's rating is over 100 when he's rolling out and it doesn't take a genius to figure out what 30% of your offense should be when you have a back like Forte and two 6'7 tight ends.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I think a team should always draft best talent with needs being the driving force and FA signings/trades should be used to fill wants/depth. I guess what I'm saying is that when a team is forced to go to the open market/trade to fill multiple roster needs, the odds of success dramatically decrease. Look no further than Jerra. His moves in my opinion exemplifies what a blue print for failure looks like. Why bother buying a Hemi knob for the stick shift when you're driving a 74 stock VW Beetle?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    If you're not careful, this is what you'll end up with.

    http://libertariancommonsense.blogspot.com/2009/10/memories-of-vws-with-rolls-royce-grills.html

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    i am always amazed how youth are tabbed these days, in the years even before high school; great athletes are singled out and the watch is on, to see if they develope.
    How can we not know, by the time they are in college, who would become a good fit for our program.
    We must not be very good at following the talent we want from an early stage of their developement. I am puzzled by our lack of drafting success; how can this be?

  • Torain, Ernest Graham or Crabtree or Stephen Jackson as the flex play?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'd say Torain. The Eagles are getting pummeled against the run.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Probably Torain, Graham will be playing from behind.

  • My Picks:

    Packers - Rams' secondary is a mess.

    Patriots - I expect a big day for Wes Welker because I'm going up against him him in my fantasy league. I figure Dallas will probably cover him like the Bears "covered' Jermichael Finley..

    49ers - Monday night hangover for the Lions after an emotional win? Would they have won that game if it had been played in Soldier Field?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I feel the same way about the 9'ers / Lions game Al. I'm calling S.F. in a squeaker. I absolutely can't see the Rams beating the Cheese. I think the odds of winning the Lottery are better. The Pats game could go either way. I know the Bills are much improved but if they were able to beat the Pats, Dallas can.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    The Rams only need to get within 2 TDs remember, and GB are missing their two tackles? Dallas have a pretty good defense it seems. If there's a big upset this week I can definitely see it being the Pats losing. The Bills, Skins and Lions could all win but I've gone with CIN, BAL, OAK and NO.

  • Steelers, Lions, Ravens.

  • Packers
    Saints
    BiQueens

    The BiQueens welcome the Bears into the NFCN cellar. These two useless NFL franchises can look up from the depths and see what appears to be an undiscovered celestial body. Upon further inspection, they realize that the source of light is the luminescent halo that surrounds the victorious Packers, residence of the seemingly unattainable heights reserved for NFL champions.
    Face it boys, the cellar door is shutting fast and the staircase has become a blazing inferno. But what is this? The BiQueens are utilizing the Bears as a stepladder and attempting an emergency exit. Soon enough, the Bears will be left alone in their typical winter dwelling, a stink-ass den of iniquity. When all is said and done, Chicago's permanent residence appears to be the dregs of the NFL, a truly sad ending for a once-proud organization.
    BTW, keep your dirty paws away from the Packers Player Personnel Department! The Packers appear to be grooming Ron Wolf's son as the future G.M. Elliot is an NFL geek/genius with regard to player evaluation. I can foresee decades of championship football being played in the tiny hamlet of Green Bay, it's enough to bring tears to a grown man's eyes.
    Are any of you aware of possible internal successors to the great Jerry Angelo? I am sure that Angelo has taken somebody under his wing and imparted invaluable knowledge/wisdom. On the other hand, are the McCaskey's aware that Matt Millen is available, he'd be the perfect fit for the Bears. Millen holds all of the characteristics the McCaskey's deem important, not the least of which is a proven record of incompetency...

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    That's ok, You just keep enjoying it while you can...and pray..just pray..nuthin happens to Arron...if he goes down that will greatly change the dynamics of your offense.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    Prayer is utterly irrational, and sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, or Tooth Fairy. Kinda' reminds me of Bear fans' moronic belief that their team has a prayer of a chance to reach the playoffs. However, continue your communal prayers for a Rodgers injury, they are as futile as the Bear offense and defense. Totally ineffective.....

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    you spend an awful lot of your prcios time barking about a "useless" franchise
    I can't remember 1 loss to the packers that bothered me more than a few hours
    you must have a long memory of loss and pain; or you would not come
    #1's always change and so do those in the cellar
    it is the nature of human experience
    don't get stuck on creating self worth through the effectiveness of a sports franchise
    your stupididity is showing

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Every time your fingers touch a key, your ignorance is expressed. Stick to delivering the posts of others via the USPS, your attempts at developing cogent arguments has proven to be an abject failure.

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    I knew you would go fishing for what you can't touch
    I am not and neither are you
    but your" ignorant crown" still sits cockeyed on your
    conceptual being.

    thanks for lettin' me take the verbal swipes though
    it still is as fun as ever

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I would have to defer the dunce cap to your highness. It would add wonders to your avatar. You could be dubbed the lizard wizard.....

  • Bears, Jets, Bungles

  • coming soon, maybe in a morning post
    this weeks aptly titled dylan family song
    Everything is Broken
    I am going to light a special stick of incence for the D tonight
    they need to get a fix for the rest of the campaign

    now that jay is taking control I expect more progress from the boys on O
    but I will burn one for jay and matt and Kd and jknox and hester and bachbeer
    roy i'm lighting a sage stick for you to cleanse you from your lofty polluted self
    sam hurd you get the surya saffron sandlewood.... primo

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Yeah, sage and saffron incense are the cure-all for the Bears defensive and offensive inadequacies. You can chant a little nam myoho renge kyo, and while your at it, may as well toss in a couple of rosaries and two or three Islamic daily prayers into the jambalaya mix. Hopeless.....

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    i light the scent for the love of team
    it has nothing to do with the outcome
    that was decided when the sperm and egg got together

    of course that type of depth drowns the spittle that falls on your foolish lips

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    And I envision you drowning in the depths of human excretions; you conjure up a pile of fecal matter every time you approach a keyboard.

  • In reply to greenbayman:

    you literally spent an entire Saturday on a bears blog... playing in our contest.

    Holy shit. You are not only very conflicted, but are a tremendous waste of fucking air. Seriously man. No, seriously.

    (sorry dave... this clown is just too much of a fucking moron not to say something. Jesus, were that many wisconsinites really molested by their drunk violet fathers!?!? So sad.)

  • I am also burnin' one for rootin' tootin' wootin'
    easy Fresno....i'm talkin' some tibetan temple incense

    Just as a side note Fresno
    I read about wine infused with weed
    potent and satisfying
    absinthe like
    now that's a dream that will make me venture to the west coast
    in the retired future
    BEAR DOWN

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I always found weed and wine combined to be like a horse tranquiliser, or more specifically - as I would imagine horse tranquiliser to be :o)

    For anyone contemplating sobriety, I don't miss weed, or wine. Just the thought of them. Prepare for the shock when you realise what a bunch of losers your 'friends' are though.

  • Reminder to TheFifth and Doc to get your league picks in...

    Speaking of TheFifth, I feel like he hasn't been around the blog in weeks... is he okay?

  • just watched Vontaze Burfict of ASU get another 15 yard UNR penalty. Man that dude is a laundry magnet.

    ... but he's still a fucking animal and I'd love to have him next year. He's the anti-lovie.

  • HB, stop feeding that troll. It's really very simple.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    sorry dave
    he reminds me of the two greenbay bartenders
    potellied, jolly old men;
    with a bulbous, vein streaked, red, nose that would make W.C. Fields proud

    I am amazed by the culture of these types who
    travel the web to gloat and ridicule
    those ideas never surface in this head so I am drawn by the intrigue
    probrably dangerous on some level
    but, growing up in chicago; spending your youth engaged in verbal trash talk
    this is entertainment
    and if I can get him to reply there may be some humor in it
    for the rest of you
    nothing verbal sticks or affects; so he can throw it all at this bear fan and I just smile,' cause I drew some puss out of his pain filled, boil of a mind

    I also think sometimes, it is just one of you; drawing out the rookie posters
    and then having a good luagh at our "rookieness"

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Please bear in mind how tedious and dull troll threads are.

  • and can someone tell my why clemson is only #8? Someone needs to take a look at who they've beaten this year... and where they've done it.

  • Pats
    Eagles
    Bills

  • Saints
    Pats
    Jets

    amen.

  • Bears (As always. They're killing my perfect weeks though.)

    Jets (They can't lose to MIA in a must win game can they?)

    Eagles (They can't lose to WAS in a must win game can they?)

    Another prime time game tonight for the Bears, if they shit the bed again on national TV AT HOME I'm throwing in the towel.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Regarding your last sentence, I know exactly what you mean. I'm already a lapsed Catholic but If the Bears lose tonight, I'll be well on my way to becoming a lapsed Bear fan.

    That being said, I suspect that they will beat the Vikings. Lovie's teams in their off years don't seem to have titanic meltdowns, they just stumble on through the season in mediocrity. Lose a couple here, win a couple there, ending up somewhere between 9-7 and 7-9...

  • Couple notes on Da Saturday Show:

    The kids picks are hilarious, especially with he added commentary.

    Nice to see long time blogger Nicole added as a sponsor with her crispie creations. Maybe I should actually try to win this thing now and stop picking the Bears each week.

    The Rev's rant regarding Sesame Street and Grover playing safety had me rolling.

    Keep up the good work boys!

  • stop peterson and we win
    we have not given him a 100 yds in the recent past
    the game plan is the same
    it is time for some execution
    that is the only solution

  • Redskins, Bears, Jets

  • Houston +8
    Carolina +4
    New Orleans -4

    Was tempted to take Oakland -5.5, but these'll have to do...

  • Indy (+7)
    Houston (+8)
    Champions (-14.5)

  • Panthers
    Colts
    Bills

  • San Fran is definitely capable of beating the Lions today.

  • new thread trac

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