Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles Game Preview

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles Game Preview

I don’t know who the Bears pissed off to draw the schedule they’ve drawn.  They were put up as sacrificial lambs for the first Monday Night Football game in Detroit since the Ford invented the assembly line.  They were sent over an ocean to play the Tampa Bay Bucs.  Now they’re playing an electric Philadelphia in primetime.  Have you ever met people from Philadelphia?  They are loud in church.  You give them a day to slam Yuenglings it’ll just be a good thing Frank Omiyale will be jumping the snap count from the bench.


  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • I am a firm believer in the “let down game”.  Rarely do you see a football team as well prepared and motivated as the Eagles were Sunday night against the Cowboys.  Their coaches had two weeks to prepare and it showed.  They simply can’t have that much gas in the tank for the Bears.  If they do, the Bears better have on their running shoes.
  • The Bears have two track record things going for them here: (1) they have historically played Vick as well as any defense in the league due primarily to the speed inside the body of the guy wearing #54 and (2) Andy Reid wants to throw the ball deep and Lovie has not let him, forcing Vick to sit in the pocket and execute the underneath routes that have not been his strong suit (Sunday night not withstanding).
  • Until I see it, I don’t think the Eagles can stop a team from consistently running the ball and I think the Bears can run it as well as any team around.  And while I respect the speed and talent of Lesean McCoy immensely, I think the Bears defense has recommitted to stopping the run of late and will continue that trend Monday night.
  • I like the matchup of Andy Reid’s in-game decision making, a rookie punter and Devin Hester.  I like that matchup a lot.
  • If we were all waiting to evaluate the new Bears safeties, we won’t have to wait much longer.  The Eagles love to hit their speed receivers (Jackson, Maclin) in stride on the slant pattern and it will be imperative for both of these safeties to take smart angles and make sure tackles.  Conte should never stop muttering to himself one word: backpedal.  If he keeps the game in front of him, the Bears will be in a good position to force an explosive offense off the field.
  • The greatest mismatch on the field Monday night will be J’Marcus Webb vs. Trent Cole on the perimeter and it will be imperative for Martz & Tice to continue their approach of sliding protecting help his way.  Cole and Jason Babin have the ability to wreck the game, especially if the Eagles are playing from ahead.
  • Jason Peters returning to the left tackle position for the Eagles provided Mudd’s boys a boost Sunday night but that is where I expect the Bears to bring extra pressure in an effort to chase Michael Vick to his right.  Julius Peppers has been good this year but he’s not had a dominant whistle-to-whistle performance since Week One.  Someone has to spend Monday night in the backfield.  I think it’ll be Orange Julius.
  • It’s fascinating to go this deep into the preview and not mention Jay Cutler.  Cutler has been somewhat relegated to an offensive afterthought by the sturdy, MVP season being had by Matt Forte.  Even with a consistent running game against the Eagles, I think this one is going to come down to which quarterback makes the big third down toss late.  And I think it’s going to be Cutler.

Chicago Bears 30, Philadelphia Eagles 27 (OT)

Note: There will be no Thursday column this week as I attend the funeral of my best friend’s aunt in New Jersey.  We shall return Friday with the Weekend Show featuring interviews with Philadelphia Daily News beat writer Paul Domowitch and former Bears safety Cameron Worrell.

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  • For crying out loud.
    I can't stand bye weeks
    Really can't wait to beat the shit out of the Iggles
    So very tired of waiting
    Total domination on the horizon

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Good things come to those who wait?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Very nice Doc. Very creative. +500 points for you.

    And yes Trac... in docs case, good things are twins. Soon Doc... sooooon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is there no limit to your bastard-ness?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    ok, ok.

  • In reply to MB30SD: that a yes or a no?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I think the rest of us are rooting for "no" for the sheer entertainment value.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I have to, simply because in about a month his little newborn will exact more punishment in just a few nights than I would be able to in a lifetime.

    Buckle up Doc! Yeeeeehaaaaaaaawww!!!

    (hee hee)

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I'd piss the bed laughing if you'd been flagged for a false start on that, Doc. Respect.

  • This week I hope to see the Bears come out swinging. If we can get up by 2 or 3 scores early, I think our boys will be able to squeak out a victory on the road. We will not have the luxury to wait til halftime to make our adjustments. The Eagles have a very dangerous offense to get behind on and if we go into halftime down more than 1 score.....forget about it.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Most likely the other way around BD. MM will/should come out running - they don't handle the run so well.

    Jefe - Conte can't cover Maclin, Jackson, Avant and Celek. Lovie took away the deep ball last time because there was no run game from the Eagles. Now there is the daunting prospect of facing a #1 NFL run game backed up by a not-too shabby set of receivers and Mr. Dangerous at QB. Play deep and get gashed by the run. Last time we played them we just had to contain Vick .. now, we not only have to do that, but we have to contain McCoy, Schmitt, Celek and some speedy receivers. Just not possible.

    Peppers in the backfield all night? Their OL is full strength and Dallas have a decent, dare I say better DL than we do. If you like the Bears, Jefe, they're 3-1 ... no spread. Pile on, and good luck.

    I'll be looking for my 3-1 this way :

    Event: Atlanta Falcons @ Indianapolis Colts
    Selection: Atlanta Falcons @ 2/7

    Event: Miami Dolphins @ Kansas City Chiefs
    Selection: Kansas City Chiefs @ 5/12

    Event: San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins
    Selection: San Francisco 49ers @ 8/15

    Event: Green Bay Packers @ San Diego Chargers
    Selection: Green Bay Packers @ 4/11

    BD - can the Dolphins be a banana skin there? Anybody see the MIA- NYG game ? Were the Giants that bad or the Dolphins looking like a team again?

  • btw, is the game going to be on...


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I saw that sign on college gameday last week and blew milk out of my nose. Is that a recurring sign? I thought it was awesome

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I Tweeted about that sign for hours. It was a work of sophomoric genius.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Posted it a couple threads ago:

  • Da Bears Leagues Update:

    League 1
    BigDaddy took down Irish 79-62
    Murph was gifted another win by Fresno 66-38
    Maxx slammed NBear 120-60
    Brownie won a squeaker over Willie 105-99
    Norway beat Doc comfortably 94-62

    League 2
    BigDaddy took care of business against Willie94-60
    Greenie slammed Murph 115-59
    Way to go Brownie, 120-61 over Shady
    Artoo edged Fres 73-65
    4Ever over Irish 87-72

    Maxx and Irish both play Fresno's teams this week and should both pickup easy victories.

    Da Weekend Picks update. I sucked and didn't have the energy to sift through the picks. I'm hoping last weeks chastisement of our fearless leaders coverage will prompt him to post the winners.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I would post the winners but you guys never get perfect scores. All I keep track of is perfect scores.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Is Peyton Manning still starting for Fres ?

  • By the way, is GP Greenfield Gnomes?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I have a dysfunctional fantasy team, Jimmy has a dysfunctional website. It's all ying-yang, the whole Jungian thing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ohhhh, that makes my 70 point FF smack down of GP that much sweeter...

    J/K GP.

    The East on the DA Bears Blog II is gonna be close.

    MBHAP 6-2
    GP 6-2
    Big Daddy 5-2-1
    Irish 4-3-1

    On the West Side, well if I win this week, I'm 5 games ahead of the Willie Gault right behind me.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    You must fear the power of the Gnomes. They can make your login box come up every 5 minutes, and often do...

  • It begins?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    The only thing that I could see Israel doing would be to take out a facility where Iran had created a viable nuclear reactor or some such (as they did with Iraq). Israel isn't invading Iran, isn't bombing Iran for a pre-emptive strike, isn't really interested in going to war as a policy statement at this particular moment. If Israel attaks anybody right now, its either Lebanon or Gaza - and neither or those is going to happen either.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    it's going to get ugly mang. Israel losing it's patience with those fucking lunatics (the ruling party, not the peoples). Sad they can oust those fuckers like Egypt or Libya.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Well, I don't know about the whole Israel-Love-Note-On-A-Missile-To-Iraq thing, but if you're looking for signs of the apocalypse, look no further....

    The horror...the horror.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    The scriptures point to China being the bad guys. Russia will also be involved but when they oppose China, they get crushed.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Not usually down with the scribbling of 2nd century "Johns", but if they paint the Chinese as the bad guys, I can get on board that wagon.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I would have figured they'd finger the Goths.
    Damn Germans.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Zee Germans and Das Russians had their shot, now China becomes the bad guys in movies and the instigator's of the apocalypse.

    The frustrating thing about Iran is that the country DOES have a lot of "moderates" (relatively speaking).

    But their religious fundamentalists are psychotic/suicidal enough to curb them.

    Eventually though...

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    And the biggest loudmouth gets all the press. Ahmadinejad is a buffoon but he must be serving a purpose for the real center of power in Iran or he would have been removed.
    Iran/US relations are a real tragedy; oil giveth and oil taketh away.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The U.S, Russia and China all use Iran, Iraq and the middle east for their proxy wars and they all use each other us to milk each others economies. There's absolutely no doubt that China's winning the game. At some point in time, everything will go "Boom".

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    the chinese have had plenty of their own... just ask a few teachers or some of the intelligencia from aroun the mid-end of the 60's.

    Talk about a great leap back (see how I did that?)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    China has had major civilization for five times longer (at least) than North America, and fifteen times longer than the United States has existed.

    That culture has a longer view.

    What goes around, comes around, and our come-uppance seems overdue.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    just ask the tibetan's how bad they can be
    but, since tibet had no economic value today's
    buzzards turned a blind eye

  • All right people. I need some advice.

    My flag football team lost last night and it was a great game but some of my friends are pissed at me for doing one thing.

    To play flag football in our College area you have to be a student and bring your school ID.

    The team we faced last night we had already played in the regular season and won.

    They had the same team that night but their qb left his id card at his teacher student class. You see, the player is becoming a teacher and you have to give the "professor" your id card. The professor never gave it back to him and he had been trying frantically after 6 to get it. Most professors are gone by then. They were calling the professor, asking to make a new id card but none of that work. Keep in mind, my whole team knows that this guy is on that team. It's not a new player but the guy we played already.

    Anyhoo, I was the captain of our team. They asked me " he doesn't have his card therefore he can't play, guaranteeing a win for you. You know he isn't someone else and is a player and student here."
    I said "yes."....

    They asked would I be okay with him playing tonight, in a playoff game, I said " yes. We came to play and it would be unfair to not get a just win."

    How many of you would have took the undeserving win or show guts to let the guy play on the fact he just lost a card.

    In my eyes, I can't take a win on a bullshit call like that... I knew the guy and I knew he could determine whether if my team would win or lose.

    I rather lost knowing I gave every bit that I had then win because I disqualified them over something like that.

    Your thoughts?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    awwww... out little Erik's all growed up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to Artoo:

    Was there money on the line?

    If not, then you did the right thing.

    If so, you're a chump.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    No money..just a tshirt and then a chance to compete in other competitions that we would have lost.

    Sad to say Doc, if money would have been involved , I might have thought twice but damn... screwing someone over has never been my way.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    You should have used the line

    "We are a country of Laws."

    That usually justifies all evils done in our civilization.

    Made their QB watch from the sideline, get the W, and be hero to your team mates.

    That's the American way - just win baby (insert Monty Python song here)

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    that's what Herman Cain was saying as he was grabbing those chick's boobs

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Ever see that movie called "American Gangster"

    Was Russel Crowe's actor a "Chump"?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I'm just fucking with you, bro. I might have even done what you did if there was money on the line. Especially if Superman was our team captain.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Have to agree. Its flag football! Leagues like that are about having fun and being competitive, but not about winning at all costs. You did the right thing.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Best part of the film is when Denzel shoots his rival in the face on the streets, GTA style.

    The whole street stops, and nobody does anything. The cops don't come, nobody dares turn in Denzel. Total consolidation of power, Michael Corleone style.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Yes. Big time chump. But, he got a ton of ass.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Russle Crow is always a chump.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Good job. That's why you're Superman. Taking a bullshit win for a fucking T-shirt is about as chicken shit as it gets. Good call.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Your team sounds like a bunch of beeyotches. You did the right thing. Plus, I'd rather lose with my head high than win like a pussy.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    You did the right thing. If your teammates can't see that then screw'em.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Did you chop-block him?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


    Did break his flag belt lol

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Attaboy, Artoo.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    you sir are un-american
    what the hell is the matter with your mind? You are not fit to venture very far down the lane of "capitalism";
    until you learn to cotrol the future destiny of your returns at all costs
    if you make it to wall street you will be living in a tent
    'cause if you can't rig an outcome in a trivial intermural sporting event......
    how do you ever think you will be called on, to make the play on some insider information that sets up your companies futures
    for generations to come

    hollow victories will only get you some cheap piece of plastic hardware; that you can hang on your "Wall of Artoo"
    And then you can tell bought and paid for freinds fabricated, drunken' rants; about how you knocked their best player out early on a blindside chop block;
    and secured victory, with an unprecedented 6 touchdown game.

    i am proud of you; only a man is capable of such courage
    you will rest easy in your skin; if you continue on this path.
    And your victories will follow you along the way.

    I remember we only had to turn our birth certificates in once
    at the start of the b league season of 1961

  • In reply to Artoo:

    To use the Al Davis line would make you a dickwad, Artoo. You did the decent thing. Nice one.

  • If we shut down McCoy and make Vick be a accurate passer, we will stand a great chance.

    Jay needs to avoid throwing INTS. That way we can avoid seeing Conte get burned.

    I am more worried about Conte giving up the big play or Major then Jay throwing int... is that possible?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    it is not possible for conte to give up a big play. He lines up 29 yards off the line. he would have to be the whitest player ever to have Desean Jackson get past him with that headstart.

  • Sigh.. that's why I think he will

  • Bears - 28
    Eagles - 21

    It will be a tough game. I hope the Bears come out looking for blood early. If they come out flat and Vick's on his game we'll be beaten badly.

  • MB -

    Can you use the vehicles in BF3 to run over hookers and the homeless? Because, you know, that is the measure of entertainment these days...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    BTW, the DX11 rootkit is already floating out there, so while the PC version of the game has 64 player battlefields and better GFX using the highest end NvDia chips - fuck it - because it's full of aimbots and wall hacks.

    PS3 is probably going to be the only clean non-cheat battlefields out there. I haven't picked it up, I may pick up Uncharted 3 first. Batman Arkham City is a blast, a huge game worthy of 9.5/10 on the scale.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Meh, I was never a fan of GTA or any others in that genre GP. Red Dead was fun for a while, but pretty limited. And I have a problem jacking people and being a bad guy... just something in my psyche won't let me... so that detracts from the whole thing I guess.

    Yeah man, pick up BF3, I promise you won't be sorry. I've already ordered UC3... LOVE the first two. Although the first was my favorite. Something about all the junglescapes I really liked.

    Not into the batman fantasy stuff either. I pretty much stick with FPS and uncharted.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I must admit to getting sidetracked in GTA and beating up a few hookers. They do carry cash!

    Love me some Socom, Conflict: Global/Desert storm, Ghost Recon.

  • Artoo -

    If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough. Just kidding. Let honor be your guide through life and you will do just fine.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Let honor be your guide through life and you will do just fine my son

    that sounds like something a badass ninja or samurai would say to his son.

  • At first, I thought he was quoting Jiminy Cricket.

  • that was Tebus actually.

    (just for you johnny)

  • I predict a Bears win. Bears 31 Eagles 16

    I think Vick throws an early pick and after a lot of early pressure and a few sacks, he gets up holding his wrist and goes to pout the rest of the game about the lack of flags. A pick six and a Hester PR TD make a would be close game into a walk.

  • I predict the Eagles rip you a new asshole, they will prove once again how frickin mediocre the bears really are... that's why vegas has you as -8 dogs, nobody in football respects the lucky bears...

  • In reply to MrARodgers:

    And if we win, will you come here and show your face so we can kick it in?

    No, of course not.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    don't hit the wisconsinites in the face
    they are just starting to lose that pout; that the brewers and badgers, slapped on their mugs the past few weeks

    i like it that they have resurfaced; with the same bravado they had before those devastating performances, from their "supposed" invincibles.

  • In reply to MrARodgers:

    spoken like a true teenager. get back to class or i'll call your mom.

  • Don't do it, compadres.

  • Anyone hear that Tebow is now referring to third downs as Jews? Apparently they are the hardest to convert....

  • Tee hee x 2

  • Hahahaha! Classic.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    fucking anti-Semite doc!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I got no problems with Jews. It's the South African's that really rub me the wrong way.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    It's the South African Jews from San Diego we have to watch, Doc.

  • HAH;
    I also heard him say in his post game interview
    he hates the D-linemen with muslim names
    cause they want to "take" his head off

  • Cribbed from Taibbi, but I doubt he'd mind, because it goes to the heart of so much of the discussion around here when it steers off course...

    Bankers on Wall Street pay lower tax rates than most car mechanics. When Warren Buffet released his tax information, we learned that with taxable income of $39 million, he paid $6.9 million in taxes last year, a tax rate of about 17.4%.

    Most of Buffet’s income, it seems, was taxed as either "carried interest" (i.e. hedge-fund income) or long-term capital gains, both of which carry 15% tax rates, half of what many of the Zucotti park protesters will pay.

    As for the banks, as companies, we've all heard the stories. Goldman, Sachs in 2008 – this was the same year the bank reported $2.9 billion in profits, and paid out over $10 billion in compensation -- paid just $14 million in taxes, a 1% tax rate.

    Bank of America last year paid not a single dollar in taxes -- in fact, it received a "tax credit" of $1 billion. There are a slew of troubled companies that will not be paying taxes for years, including Citigroup and CIT.

    And now... back to your regularly scheduled Bears discussion....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I swear to god, if this starts another rant on the Fed Reserve...

    Just kidding. With all those tax breaks, shouldn't that mean they are creating lots of jobs? I bet investment bankers make it rain for lots of people, particularly young-ish people "working their way through college" and landscaping companies. Best of all, very few of those dollars will get taxed again since they are cash-and-carry services.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


    Corporations do not pay tax. They only collect it from customers, employees, and owners.

    Eliminate all corporate taxes forever.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Corporations != businesses.

    So, I assume you're saying no business should pay taxes, of any sort. Payroll tax, earnings, capital gains, etc.

    Just want to make sure I understand your argument.

    I should pay taxes because I am an individual. A corporation should not pay taxes because some of their income comes from sale of goods or services to someone else? Why are my earnings from the sale of goods or services to someone else taxed then? What makes a corporation, or since I assume you meant businesses in general, exempt from providing some portion of its benefits from involvement in the commercial enterprise back to the government that we all participate in? I'm sincerely interested in what you think about this. What special societal benefits do corporations provide that individuals do not?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And another thing ..... hey ! Who turned out the lights ?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tough to stomach the 1% tax rates for companies and those not paying tax at all but one should be rewarded with a lower tax rate for long term capital gains.
    Find your passion and create your own business. Grow your business and then employ others.

    damn people fucking whine like bitches about this 1% shit.

  • Of course they do. The capital gains rate is absurdly low and there is absolutely no macro-evidence that it is doing anything to encourage job creation in the US economy. Zero. It's just dollars generating dollars for established capital holders - little of which is matriculating down and cycling back through the real job creators - small businesses. Instead, it aggregates at the level of those who can afford the big game and move markets on their own.
    If you're a mom'n'pop player in the stock market, the current rate is fine.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    i'm a W2 worker and have a side company to take full advantage of my talents and the tax benefits of incorporation. I invest part of my income and i get to have a low capital gains rate as well.

    The tax code is applicable to all. They are tax rates that we all can take advantage of.

    Why should i fall in line and get the fuck taxed out of me like the government wants me to when I can be a true entrepeneur and grow my wealth through my skill and the current tax code?

    The tax code is pretty much the same for everyone when it comes down to it.
    People are just too lazy to learn about it.

  • Strange world when you have to become a corporation to be treated like a human being.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ohhhhh... good one.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    We're not talking Harrison Bergeron here; quite the opposite.
    You wouldn't take entrepreneurial risks if the CG rate was were it was in the 1990's?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I took and take the entrepreneurial risks because I want to create a legacy for my kids and because I get paid based on my effort, dedication and skill level. With a lot of my clients, family and friends getting laid off from companies simply because they aren't humming like they used to I find myself increasing my chance of success by charting my own course.

  • I don't doubt that at all. I think you know what I was driving at. The capital gains rate in the 90's was not growth-prohibitive. In the grand scheme of things though, raising it isn't a magic bullet. However, it certainly isn't helping.

  • man did not weave the web of life he is merely a strand in it
    what he does to it he does to himself

    I challenge you to look within for some wisdom
    what you believe to be happening right now
    has been believed by millions of minds throughout the human landscape
    your body occupies this spot now; but in this land of dualism
    your body will play it's part out; according to the seed from your parents
    over this path you have no control
    be thankful your body experiences this much success
    and use your talents to benefit all
    it can all be removed within the blink of an eye
    and then you get to live today's opposite

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oh believe me, i still get fucked from my w2 job. What a fucking debacle this has become. The tax system in this country is the equivalent of a mega version of the Illinois Toll Road system.

    Invented as a short term solution and became a crucial revenue producer because the cunts involved in government can't stop finding new and creative ways to spend ever fucking red cent that anyone in this world could make and then some.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    the fucking idiots that are at these protests don't have the talent or ambition of a 10yr old from Taiwan mang.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know how I said Trent Dilfer's head looks like a penis?

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • Seriously? How about you keep out of the political and economic discussions until you can provide some thoughtful analysis backed up by facts and figures. Otherwise you just sound like a child trying to interrupt the adults at the table.

  • Dude, sac... Johnny has a right to his opinion.

    And even though I'm more towards your political slant, I agree with johnny that the real purpose of the protests has now been perverted a bit. Now you have the stinky, footbag kicking, patuli wearing hippies going there just because it’s down with the man people fest. Gross.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And I was merely voicing my opinion that his opinion is simplistic, ill formed and sophomoric.

    Yes the original purpose of the protests was to get the money out of politics but right now people are all pointing to the symptoms instead of the cause. Stay focused kids- get the money out of politics and we'll right this ship.

  • Term limits was the best chance we had to right the ship, but the Supreme Court over-ruled. The Concord Coalition in the early 90's, along with the lunatic Pero, was a great chance to assure government sanity when it comes to spending and entitlements. Instead, governments at all levels, left and right, went on massive spending sprees throughout the 90's and 2000's that were not in line with economic growth. Austerity is the default solution.

  • Sac, having an exchange with you is infuriating like when i talk to my aunt. You can agree with my aunt about a majority of things but the moment you cross her "crazy barrier" (anything remotely moderate of left leaning or even common sense) she'll bare her teeth and insult anyone who dares to question her ideas.

    You are a Joy Behar which means that you are probably pretty fun to party with but impossible to have a discussion with that involves any sort of give and take, moderate ideas or critique of anything you find yourself believing in to be infallible. These types of people usually become inflammatory and combative similar to a psycho ultra neo con just on the left.

    I'm like a child interrupting? Even though i was the first to start a comment thread on this subject when GP introduced it? The points of which i even fucking agreed with???? You're disrespectful and spiteful and it's not warranted.
    We've all had some awesome discussions over the years where we've referenced subjects and ideas far beyond what most people talk about on a daily basis because they are complex and multi layered and are issues we've struggled with as a race for over 100 years give or take.
    You come on and pull this bullshit? Like i'm some fucking retard and don't have any life experiences, a family, 2 businesses, an education, personal and professional successes? I don't know you but based on your comments to me and the fucking elitist attitude to go with it? To someone who probably shares alot of the same views as you in other areas?? Go fuck yourself Jim or Dan or whatever the fuck your name is.

  • I've already gone over this guys:

    * One term
    * 3 years max (but most should be 2)
    * ZERO money interest in politics
    * One man one vote
    * Rewrite the constitution to fit today's world
    * Abolish all party systems
    * Point 3 again
    * ALL budgets finalized/approved by a secret revolving panel of successful private citizens from business with nothing to gain personally

    That's how you fix our system.

    Oh, and Cain... out. Perry... out. Bachman... out. Who's left again?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Footbag was fun in college; now it's kind of douchey.

  • Behar, stay out of this

  • ouch, that stung

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, i should be surfing and eating shark fajitas oceanside my man and not sitting in Chicago being e-insulted by Sacramento's Number One Bears Fan of all time.

  • Money sucks
    it is just a concept , like any other mental construct
    real talent is when you see that we are all the same

    but, at this point.... on this planet
    not too many people have the talent to see this
    emtiness becomes form
    and form becomes emptiness
    that is all that is happening here

    actually, these people who are ; they are you
    you just haven't erased enough of your temporary conceptual framewor;, to see through the bullshit, that you were force fed, from the day you got a name

    try this..... question everything,
    and then flush it all as dirty toilet water

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    blue it

  • medication is like money
    something for your bodies temporary pleasure
    your son are not your body
    nor your minnd

    i just want to let you know that chasing after it will never satisfy or solve anything
    dead end road

    detout to something a bit more eternal
    that shit will end up on the scrap heap of time

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    no , it was an obscure Matrix reference that meant i agree with some of your points about what is important and what is an illusion.

    I think you may have the wrong idea about me. I don't need any sort of compass recalibration about what's important in this life. I get that adjustment every morning when my 1 1/2 yr old smiles and yells DADA!

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Money works. Banks suck. As long as money is supplied by governments debt-free and not issued by private banks that ....

    [Irish! No!]

    Sorry ..... I'll get my coat ....

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    money works?
    for what purpose?
    does it have any lasting effect?
    money and banks are the same tto this body
    neither is needed
    unless you do not know who you are
    then you can have as much of both of these entities
    and all the misery that each produces

  • But the protest folk seem to be the only people who understand that they're being fucked over as a nation by something known as .... well it rhymes with Scmederal Gelurve. In a year and a few months it will have been 100 years that this scam is in existence. Horrible, horrendous and sad.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I believe the protesters are targeting about 100 different things they feel should be "destroyed".
    Death to Captialism !!! .... because this uh, well, i mean there is another way....i mean there has to be another way we can run this economy...isn't there???

    Capitalism with common sense safeguards and watchdogs is the perfect system. It's the best of both worlds. You have Capitalism that allows for the human spirit to drive it forward and some safeguards and some common sense restrictions to help those too inept to help themselves while reigning in the abuses of the scumbags that are too smart for the system.

    Sac even though a total douche bag is right about money and politics. They've been in bed together way too long...out present president and most recent past president being two prime examples of that.

    MB, is right about term limits. The desire for these politicians to hold on to their power at the expense of doing what's right politically is killing the country. Then you throw in the bullshit campaign finance and lobbying aspects and you have a recipe for special interest politics that doesn't benefit this 80% in the middle.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I don't have a problem with the capital gains rate, but I have major problems with the bailouts of banks, insurance companies, and other large companies, picking winners and losers. The crony capitalism is out of control at all levels of government.
    If the 1% argument were applied to the world population, probably a third to half of Americans would be part of the 1%. Some of those protesters are part of the 1% in those terms.
    I think those protesters should start occupying Washington, DC too. Wall Street is a symptom, the Federal Government is the disease. I better stop. MBP, give me the business!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Hard for me to argue with any of that!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    The disease certainly has 'Federal' in the title -



  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


    Fuck, this shit pisses me off!

    The ONE thing to encourage job creation in the US is to END the system that imposes the highest tax rates on the planet on those very people and corporations that would create those jobs.

    And , FUCK -- (I wish I knew how to make 300 point font)

    IT'S THE SPENDING, STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [this rant is not directed at you personally, Posse. I'm just SO FUCKING TIRED of this bullshit]

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Click Home > Paragraph >, and select 300 point FUCK font.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Give to caesar what is caesar's and give to God what is God's.

    caesar represents money/world system and God represents the heart/purity.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No offense taken
    1) the facts don't agree with you on the "highest tax rates on the planet" comment, particularly not if you're talking about a serious corporation that has, say, any accounting firm helping them.

    2) If low tax bills = job creation, then why (as one of many, many, many examples) was Goldman Sachs laying off employees this year, and the year before that, and so on and so forth? Aren't they job creators?

    The deficit increase has been driven by three primary things: rapidly escalating healthcare costs to the government via Medicare Part D and overall cost increases, slow to negative job and wage growth, and a decade-long Middle Eastern shooting war.
    So please tell me when anyone is going to serious about solving those issues and not fucking around with stuff like cutting the EPA.


    PHILADELPHIA, PA - Quarterback Michael Vick apologized to his fans, teammates, and the National Football League on Wednesday for devouring the living flesh of four-to-eight-week-old kittens. "I did not by any means eat kittens for every meal, but I cannot deny I ate them," said Vick, saying he felt that although this was not necessarily the best time, he should just come clean. "Kittens just taste really good, as their meat is lean, yet tender and surprisingly juicy. Oh, and eating them is wrong—I know that now, and I am sorry." Vick added that he and unnamed companions would work up such an appetite from a long day of fighting, forcibly breeding, and slaughtering dogs that they could barely contain themselves and would often snap off their furry little heads and suck out the insides before they even left the parking lot, a practice of which he is now "very ashamed."

  • Oh jeez!!!
    Damn, Coach.

  • Thanks for getting us back to football, Coach!


  • Cat-juggling!

  • Bears pitfalls.

    1) OFFSIDES. The Philly crowd is gonna be pumped on MNF, will our young Oline shit the bed again? The Tackles are the most susceptible because they literally can't hear the snap, and our Ts also happen to be the least experienced (LL and Webb). However, Omiyale isn't in there, so that saves us about 3 drive killing penalties.

    2) Martz-ball. We all know this scenario. The Eagles commit 8 in the box to stop Forte and make Cutler beat them in a diabetic night coma. Martz goes, "See, can't possibly run it when they're TRYING to stop the run like in the second half vs TB - that's unheard of in the annal of football" then spreads the formation and plays right into their strength of pass rush and corner backs.

    3) Cutler-ball. Coincidentally, Bad Jay shows up with Bad Martz. This is the Cutler that while back peddling chucks it up to our midgets. How many EASY ints have our previous opponents dropped? If Cutler starts chucking it to our WRs who do NOT fight for the ball and to their ball-hawking cbs, it's gonna be a long night for our D. Samuels, Nnamdi and Rodgers-Crom. are not gonna drop easy ints.

    4) As previously stated, blown assignments, esp by our young safeties. We all witnessed what kind of results we get when that happens with Det, and the Eagles are even more explosive than them.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    We'll come out 1st series with Clutts. If it goes nowhere, I can see Martz immediately going apeshit and going 4-wide, no TE.

    That would suck.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's the nightmare scenario we all fear from Martz. He switches to the spread faster than a virgin getting a hard-on at a strip club.

    Oh, and I heard that Jackson guy is pretty good at returning punts and kicks, so our SP teams will have to be more ready than usual, but I have more faith in Toub than Martz or even Lovie.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Podlesh has been punting good this year. He doesn't have long punts, but he kicks it high and gives our guys a great chance to stop the return. I don't remember any decent punt returns this year. Gould has done a good job kicking it deep, so this should shut down their return game.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    But Earl is back. All is good.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    That's about the size of it. We'd do well to win this game. If we lose we need to beat everyone bar the Packers, just have a proper dogfight with them and hope for the best.

  • Very disturbing article from a Bears fans point of view in my opinion. I understand why Matt is saying the things he is but he's starting to make me uneasy with his language. One of the statements he made has to do with being a work horse and he feels the "Bears are trying to grind him into a pulp" by using him so much, so they won't have to pay him. No Matt, the Bears know if they want to win, you will have to be a major part of it. Us fans need you to give everything you've got so that we can be rewarded for our loyalty with a successful season. At some point in time Matt, you will get your big fat ridiculous contract. Chicago needs a new legend, can you be that man? Glory is not for the feint of heart Matty, man up and you will have your reward. And Jerry, pay the man.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Give more series to Barbarian. He's healthy (relatively to him), he can catch the ball, and he's a 1-cut and go, when he's not being a 0-cut and smash kinda guy.

    Part of it is rhetoric and negotiation strategy. I imagine that Angelo will retaliate by leaking to his loyal Trib writer lackeys (and I think we know who those are) how much Forte has walked away from in the offer that still rests on the table.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I am 100% in on that.

    I really like the barbarian. Besides the fact that it looks like he's looking for guys to run over sometimes instead of breaking to daylight... the guy is a beast and we should be using him more man. The same shit is going to happen to him as did to chester the molester if they don't give the guy the ball more than once or twice every couple games. Can you imagin if we used clutts and him on every 3rd and short and/or goalline play... then used that fake out to spaeth that cutty missed on to davis in the first or second game? Boom.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ditka understood the value of 2 yards or 1 yard gains in the 1st quarter on 1st down. You slam them hard up the cut. You want the DTs with stingers down their necks by halftime.

    This Bears team needs to do it Alex Gibbs style, lots of traps and counter treys. Okay, so we don't smashmouth. No problem. Our lineman can all run, and so... we'll make you run too. We'll run your lungs out.

    I think Tice gets this. We do this really well the last two games. Cookie can get out quick right, and even Webb can pull.

    Trap trap trap all day. I don't care if we gain 2 yards on 1st and 10, I will take a whole two quarters of 2nd and 8 just to make the D move move move along the D line.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Agreed. It'd be nice to just run them over (you'd think with 6'7 320 pound Olineman we could), but 2 yds is 2 yds.

    Only thing I fear about the Barbarian getting more reps is that he's injury prone. He does need to get the ball more as the season goes on though, no matter what FF owners want.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Traps 'n' treys Joe Gibbs sty-lie. Yes. If we could do that, then 3-1 for the victory is very possible. Interceptions by Moore and Urlacher, very do-able.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    get him outside and force the safeties to come up and stop him
    the corners want no part of tough contact
    and their linebackers are the weakest part of the d
    manageable third down situations is what we need from the running game
    do not go north or south
    go outside the box young man

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    The more he talks like that the more likely he is to get dealt. Amazingly. Paea might be promising, but this is why we should have drafted the best back in the draft when he somehow fell to us at 53.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    LeShoure? I'm guessing they didn't want another Thomas Jones/Benson scenario.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I like LeShoure and he would've been a nice change of pace back, but if Paea pans out over the course of this year, we're not going to be having this conversation. Having an athletic tackle that helps free up Pep was way more important than having another running back that likely wasn't going to see the field much. Matty is too good to take him off the field for a second round pick and he's got several good years left in him.


    Can someone please tell don banks he's a moron?

    Cheifs and chargers ahead of us... and a big ? for the bungles and NY too. We'll see how the cards fall after the next coupla weeks. Did the eagles really move up 7 after beating the fucking 3-win cowboys at home? Jesus Banks, you're more of a fucking buffoon than peter king (and I didn't think that was possible)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Pack have to go to San Diego and play the chargers.

    Ok, Chargers, here's your big shot. You are 4-3, and Rivers is already whining to the press like a giant pussy. You want everyone to think you are too-legit-to-quit? That you are more than a one and out wildcard team?

    Beat the Pack. 1 point or 20 points, doesn't matter, just go Al Davis on it. Then... then we can understand the constant handjob you fuckers get from the national press despite the Bears being the better team over the last 5 years than you pricks.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The FFP prediction for the Chargers D on ESPN is 2.


    Clearly, they don't buy into them stopping Rodgers.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If the Chargers beat the Packers I will chew off my own testicles live on the internet.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    And isn't that what Al Gore intended?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I gotta say the football press is a bunch or fickle bandwaggoneer pricks... I remember very well the days where SD was the fucking doormat and they got no love cause everyone was too busy surfing to give a shit about fielding a decent pro squad.

    And the pendulum swings GP. Like fat footboy said... with all that talent those bitches should have at the very least one big dance showing in the last 5 season. Wonder if it has anything to do with a turner at the fucking helm. Jesus, as much as the harbaugh family is blessed, the turner family is cursed.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Turner is the Romo of Coaches.

    Nice on paper, but when it counts - choke city.

  • 1. You're probably right.
    2. I'm not so sure I agree. What should we do if they stack the box, we try running, and keep getting stuffed? What if it's late in the 3rd and we're down 2 scores, and can't run, and even trying to run is just burning the clock and playing into their hands? I say we have to start passing more. Not 7 step drops, but maybe some rollouts. If we lose, we lose. Not all Martz's fault there.
    3&4. No arguments here.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    I think we can run it on them - they're what, 12th against the run? But can we outscore them, that's the hard thing to do ....

  • Crap. My post was in response to 85.

  • Oh, and Chris Johnson is no longer listed as a FF must start. He's dropped off the Top 25 backs, after getting PAID, SHOW ME THE MONEY style.

    Matt Forte can thank Chris for how he's getting treated. Maybe send him a Christmas card or sumthin.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    with a piece of squishy dogshit in it maybe.

  • Hey Jeff... do you have one of these?

    Didn't think so... pussy.

  • MB. Did you read why he got the tattoo? Danieal Manning. I will gladly accept the pussy moniker to avoid defacing my flesh due to something Danieal Manning says.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    That's hliarious... I didn't even read the article.

    Actually, kind of ironic that our very own forest gump was the reason.

    Yeah, tattoos are for pussies anyway.

  • What We Do In Life

    Echoes In Eternity

  • In reply to Artoo:

    ~ Ned Nederlander


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's a mail plan:

    how can you tell?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck I forgot how brilliant this movie was... litterally, all of it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    music video much:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ok, ok... last one:

    iiiiiit's like beer.

    try not to get into too much troubles ok... hee hee

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Maximus!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorite movies of all time.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough. Boo-YA!"

  • Danny Sheridan's Odds has the Eagles -8.5 over the Bears. What's that about? I've resisted choosing the Bears in the Pick 3 contest here but that's about to change...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Unfortunately we've folded like cheap suits when playing tough teams this year. Can't say I blame Vegas but I would love to see our boys prove em wrong this week.



  • Hey parents out there, don't do this to your kids for downloading music and games. There's a difference between discipline and abuse. This girl has cerebral palsy, and it's obviously not the worst beating she's taken. I'd like to take this Judge outside and teach him a few lessons about respect. Or break a few of his bones.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    most judges in this world are corporate plants that only flower for the faithfull
    they became heartless; when they decided to sell their souls for the right to hob knob with the hoi-poloi

    when he is beating that beautiful soul
    he beats himself

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I'd like to know why there was a camera rolling. I took some doozy whoopins when I was a kid. Raising a daughter is challenging and the hardest thing to deal with is willful disobedience. No doubt the guy was super mad. Never a good thing to let the anger get the best of you in situations like that.

  • if halas hall were wall street
    matt forte would be living in a tent.
    And JA would be discussing, with
    the rest of the little piggies;
    just how to make money off
    of matt's talents;
    that matt, so willingly invested,
    into their market based scam

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    HB, let's not get crazy here . Forte turned down a 6 mil a year contract with almost 14 million dollars guaranteed. A little perspective is needed here. Matt's talents would put more money in his checking account in less than 2 years than you and I would earn in 5 lifetimes. C'mon mang.

    That would be one cozy ass tent.

  • well maybe 3 lifetimes, i'm having a good year.

  • i am happy that you are so fortunate
    keep up the hard work
    all of humankind deserves to be blessed when they engage this experience and tries to be stand up ,honorable, and "the mos thatt excellent they can be"

  • my point is this with forte
    in the begining
    they gave him the league basic for a rookie
    now the league steps up and pays several backs a salary that is greater than what jerry has offered
    there are three of those deals already floated in the market
    so what is the problem this time?
    it was ok to compare him to a rookie talent then; and pay him accordingly
    but, now it is somehow "different"
    he is not in the same class as the top tier backs?
    i don't think so
    but, apparently JA does

  • In reply to huntinbare:

  • one more thing before i hit the street
    that blue pill thing you suggested
    as long as it is coming from a pharmaceutical company
    that is out for profit
    i would not even consider it

    organic and raw is a tip you might want to take seriously
    when feeding your consciousness

    you were making fun of an old man i suppose
    and for that i had a good laugh
    but remember
    elders used to be looked to for wisdom

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    i'm a movie nerd, it's a Matrix reference about reality that kind of fell in line with your posts on reality and some of the illusions that we are force fed growing up.

  • Hey MB great movie clip.

    My grandfather let me watch a lot of Chevy Chase , Steve Martin, and Martin Short movies.

    Chevy Chase favs : Griswalds.. hand down CaddyShack.

    Steve Martin: all time fav :Planes, Trains, and Automoblies( Great performance by Martin and Candy). Father of the Bride.

    Martin Short: Clifford, Father of the Bride, Captin Ron (ehh)

    John Candy is one of my favorite actors. He just seemed to make a movie good.

    Out of all of those ... Watch Planes Trains and automoblies.. Great chicago movie and feeling.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I LOVE "Trains, planes and automobiles" - to me, that's the greatest Thanksgiving movie of all time.

    I heard they were gonna try to remake it, but naturally it won't even compare.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Chevy Chase. Gotta go with European Vacation

    Steve Martin. Tough one. The Jerk and Dirty Rotten Scroundrels

    John Candy. Trains, Planes...

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Phweep! Multiple flags on the play ! Failure to reference "The Jerk" as Steve Martin's finest moment, followed by the "The man with two brains". Ten yards and loss of down.

    We also have un-neccessary roughness call on those blog members who remember these movies, when it was your grandad who lent you the movies. 15 yards, repeat first down.

    Candy. Uncle Buck. "Take this quarter, go downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face". Cue Funky Cold Medina.

  • Great effing point. I totally forgot about the Jerk lol

    If they remake it I will be depressed. That movie is just too good.

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