Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Game Preview

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Game Preview

Are the Bears going to catch the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North division title?  No. Not chasing three games with eight to go and not with the Packers having already won at Soldier Field.   But the Chicago Bears can solidify the pole position among NFC wildcard contenders with a home victory against the Detroit Lions.  I think they do it.

WHY DO I LIKE THE CHICAGO BEARS THIS WEEK?

  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • There has been a revisionist historical approach to what happened at Ford Field a few Monday nights back. The Bears played one of the sloppiest, dopiest, lights-too-bright-in-their-eyes games you could ever see and they LED AT HALFTIME!  Just by not having Frank Omiyale and Chris Harris on the field for the rematch, the Bears have improved by leaps and bounds.
  • Since Jahvid Best's brilliant performance against the Bears on Monday night, the Lions have sported a leading rusher with 37, 50 and 58 yards.  Their run game is in the tank and they seem to think Kevin Smith may be the answer.  Without the injured Best and a solid run game, they'll be forced to throw it almost every down against the Bears defense and I don't see them winning that way.
  • The Bears won't make the same mistake twice.  Calvin Johnson will not beat them deep.  He will get his 100 and a touchdown because he gets it every week but he will not beat them deep.
  • I actually don't believe there is a defense in the league that can stop the Bears rush attack.  And I think that means there is not a team in the league that can dominate them.  Teams have had success running right at the heart of the Lions defensive line.  (The Lions rush defense is bottom five.) The Bears will too.
  • I think Jay Cutler is ready for one of those big money statistical games and I think the Lions secondary is ripe for the picking.  At home, in front of a riotous Soldier Field crowd, Cutler shines.
  • Nobody likes the Lions.  I have never seen a team so seamlessly transition from national media darling to villain in just a few weeks.  The last three teams they've played left the field complaining about their extra curricular bullshit.  (The Bears let similar information out there, off the record.)  The Bears will be angry...
  • ...and confident.  The Bears defense plays their best when they are expected to fail but they play their second best when they don't believe anyone can move the ball on them.  I have a feeling you're going to see 90, 54, 55 and the boys flying around with a ton of intensity Sunday.
  • There's a dramatic arc to these Bears, as this playwright sees it.  Think about any great sports movie, or kung fu movie, or whatever.  The Bears lose on Monday night in Detroit.  They are humiliated.  They wake up Tuesday morning and are dead set on revenge.  They trounce a horrible Vikings team at home.  Confidence builds.  They journey to London and beat a decent Bucs team.  Confidence builds.  They go to Philadelphia, square off with one of the most talented teams in the league, and win.  Confidence builds.  Now the grand villain.  The one who embarrassed them on the national stage.  The one who set them on this path comes to Soldier Field.  I don't think they let it get close.

Chicago Bears 27, Detroit Lions 10

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  • Roy is welcome to that stupid First down signal any time he wants to do it this Sunday.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    But the second he starts dropping passes, I'm over it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    If our third-down conversion rate approaches our stats against the Eagles, we'll be in good shape.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And by the fourth quarter, I expect to be high-fiving my daughter while watching our boy Caleb play clean-up in a 30-13 demolition of the pussy-cats.

  • Perfect scenario~ NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field vs Bears. Revenge is a dish best served with wind chill.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    nice

  • Paterno is out at Penn St. About time. I'm willing to bet he had a big hand in covering up these allegations. I think he covered his ass and then directed the cover up. Look to see more truth come out about his actions now. Shameful.

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    In reply to BigDaddy:

    Yup. And of course, a week or so ago, the media were fawning over him because of his 4-billion-odd wins.

  • Bears 24, Lions 3.

  • I expect a close game, as the Bears are probably overconfident believing what the media says about the Eagles. The Eagles are a 3-5 team - i.e. losers. So beating them is not that big a deal. But I sure did like the motion version of Jay.

    Bears 21, Lions 19

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I kinda agree with you Dave. Still a quality win against a talented team on the road though. All the Eagles losses came against teams with winning records and I only see one game that they lost by more than a touchdown(Giants). Having said all that, I like our teams chances and I don't think it has anything to do with the level of competition we played. The Bears are improving and are a good team. No doubt in my mind now.

  • Being in social work has confirmed one stereotype for me. Those coke bottle glasses like Joe Peterno wears is a dead giveaway for someone involved in or close to sexual abuse.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Why do you think they do what they do buck?

  • In reply to buckbear:

    please do share buck... that's an interesting observation.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can't seem to put my finger on any causal relationship. I'm not kidding you when I say this. I have sat in on many sexual abuse recovery groups and therapy sessions. It is almost ridiculous how many of the guys where the military issue "birth control glasses"
    I have a notion that it might be a mixture of nonchalance toward personal appearance mixed with the disarming look of a person who wears glasses. Keep in mind that I'm not saying JoePa is an offender. But it takes a fairly naive or mendacious personality to not take these allegations with utmost seriousness. From the grand jury statement it seems like there was knowledge of allegations all the way back to 1998!!
    Something stinks and it ain't the wax buildup on the ear and nose pieces of JoePa's glasses.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    huh, interesting.

    Mendacious... good word.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Woody Allen?

  • Great last bullet point there Mr. Playwright.

    It's crazy how different this Lions teams looks this week compared to that MNF game. I was a tad intimidated last time, and this time I feel like there's nothing to fear. It's a great feeling.

  • Oh lookie here. Occupy wall street protesters visit Penn State. Idiots.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/10/penn-state-students-flood-streets-after-firing-paterno/

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Really?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Tongue in cheek Brownie. Just goes to show how mindless robots will rally for anything.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I hope...I really hope that at least a handful of those students are waking up today with hangovers, going..."we really rallied for that?"

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I personally think Penn State should forfeit the remainder of the season and every coach that knew about the incident must be fired. Listening to Bill Curry's statements this morning on Sirius made me sick. The guy idolizes Paterno and is using Paterno's statement of "I should have done more" as an excuse that Paterno now realizes he made a mistake and that in itself was Paterno taking responsibility. Give me a break. The guy should have resigned if he really was sorry. Unfortunately some people get so embedded in their self glorification, institutions and affiliations that they lose all sense of objectivity and moral obligation. This is what happens when man decides to define what's moral and just. The love of money and power corrupts any and all who bow to that master.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I was absolutely amazed at the number of people who are attacking the media on this reflexively, without taking ten minutes to do some basic research for themselves. I guess the problem is, when your only source for "news" is the talking heads on TV, I can see why your depth of understanding is shit. But there have been a ton of reporters for print and radio that have done stellar, stellar work on this story over the last week.

    And I agree - PSU should shut their program down and take a long hard look at the priorities of the administration and the student body, particularly after 2000 of them riot over the firing of a coach.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    "I guess the problem is, when your only source for "news" is the talking heads on TV, I can see why your depth of understanding is shit."

    ???

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Wasn't referring to you at all; there are many people who confuse "journalism" with the trite crap that passes for TV News.
    Very little of what actually occurred in this case was adequately explained on CNN, MSNBC, or Fox. You really had to actually read a newspaper article or listen to some of the radio coverage to find out what happened.
    And it's a bad, bad thing for our culture that this is the case.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I am NOT down with shutting the program down maings.

    That's punishing the kids who've worked so incredibly hard to make it to play football at the next level. It's fucking their aspirations to continue on and will throw their football 'careers' into turmoil.

    Not fair to them at all.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Shame is only shame when it's genuine. I would be embarrassed putting on a Penn State uniform if I were on that team MB. The Ra Ra let's go out and kick Nebraska's ass bullshit is an insult and would do nothing but harden the Penn State ra ra resolve. I think shutting down the program for the rest of the year would actually be an act of compassion on behalf of the players.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    agree to dissagree trac, I totally get what you're saying and agree with it at many levels, but in the end you are punishing kids who had nothing to do with this, and who's whole life has been focused on playing football at the next level.

    I get it's a sad, and maybe necessary, side effect of the fall of bad bad men, but man I just can't get behind ruining these kids one shot. Sucks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They are free to transfer.
    I sure as hell would.
    Then again, I've got more honor than to continue playing football somewhere that abetted the abuse of little kids. You can play fucking football on a sandlot or one of the hundreds of other D-1 schools that would love to take a transfer from PSU.
    But I'd hate to inconvenience an 18-yr old's athletic aspirations over a little thing like a morally bankrupt culture like the one at PSU. Frankly, if I was the parent of one of those young men, they'd already be pursuing a move to another university.
    If PSU wants to change their culture, the phrase should be "Honor before success" - football should be about 30th on the list of things that those kids should be focusing on right now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes, I get all that. I'm simply trying to say that the ones punished are the kids. I transferred mi-collage career and it basically started me over man. Not that I was going to go pro or anything, but it really sucked.

    And I think you're letting your (well placed) outrage misshape your view here. The institution didn't do any of this, a bunch of bad men did. Anyway, I agree with everything bad that needs to happen to PSU, just sucks for the players who had absolutely nothing to do with any of it.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Fair to classify it as PEN STATE? or STATE PENN?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Penn State Pederasts

  • How about dropping the state part and just call it
    PU
    it stinks to the highest heaven

  • the thing I noticed about paterno's latest released statement was that it was all about woaways me... with a tiny sentence about the kids thrown in.

    Fucking old cunt should have been pouring his heart out for those kids and saying that nothing else matters. Power/money corrupts… makes people abandon their morals.

    Oh and.... Yoooouuu thiiiiiink your kung fuuuuu eees gooooood. Well, Miiiiine's Beeeettah! I'm going to kick your ass..... you bahstard!

    China doll is fucking DEAD! I had a dream the other night that I was watching the game and we were fucking road grading all over their asses with that outside sweep. Louis and cookie pulling just flattening lions in their path. Leaving fools crumpled on the ground in their wake... matty having a 200+ total YFS game.

    I think we're going to fuck these guys up. And btw, I think cookie’s earned a new nickname with his solid play at guard…. The cookie MONSTER! It's going to be chippy aaaalllllll game me thinks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yep - I think it is going to be extremely physical and I expect the run game to allow Chicago to dominate the TOP. The key this game is discipline, discipline, discipline. If our D can hang with Philly, they can certainly hang with Detroit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    and cookie dead

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hope not - he's just starting to hit his stride!
    (you meant China Doll, right)

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    damn it

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cookie Monster!!!!!!!!! I likery. Get it?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    splain?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Likery, as in rarey rarey runny.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRCsSrnz90s

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dare I, as a white guy, mention Chocolate Chip Cookie in response to your "chippt aaaallllll" game quip?

  • http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/Penn-State-Joe-Paterno-riot-police-deployed-110911

    every single idiot rioting should be thrown out of school. this is ridiculous. mindless zombies.

    It's hard to watch kids rioting over a guy that pretty much had a hand in getting countless kids raped and molested and scarred.

    When you witness atrocity and do nothing about it you are just as guilty.

  • Moral relativism plays a part Johnny. And protesting for the sake of protesting. And like Dio said, if you listen to fools, the Mob Rules.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Was that Dio, as in Ronnie James?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    First concert I ever went to was Dio. Sacred Heart Tour. Black Sabbath song though.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    My first was either Richard Marx or Stryper, can't quite remember.

    I know, I know. I lived in a small town, we didn't have many options, what's a youngster to do?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I seen Stryper with Armored Saint in '86! Stryper was good. It was a crazy night. We nick-named it "The Heaven and Hell Tour". Armored Saint opened and all these people had Slayer, Exodus, Venom type shirts on, then when Stryper came out all the Christian signs came out. Very strange. Met Charles Barkley at a McDonald's after the show when he played for the 76er's. They were playing the Bucks that night.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Hey bud, don't forget tonight's game.

  • johnny, 100%... mindless was the word that came to my mind. I don't think they really thought it through (as college kids tend not to do). These idiots basically saw a chance to party and be raucous and they took it without thinking what they were really representing by doing so... but yeah, dumb ass kids.

    Btw, is anyone else getting that fucking server login screen from fanbase.com when they refresh the page? WTF gnomes… jesus you suck.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I've given up on the gnomes fixing anything about this broke-ass comment code. If Jeff could move to a different host, I'd follow in a heartbeat.

  • It's PAYBACK time, Soldier Field Fans.

    Chant HUT, at half-second intervals every time the Lions have the ball. You OWE one to the Ford Field Faithful that the helped prompted 9 false-starts!

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    I say Lions win this one, again. The Lions can stop Forte and the D will rush Cutler and his seven step drop. Team are putting up some rushing yards against this line but they are not gouging like you Bear fans would think. Our spread offense is our running game. Our only problem is when we actually need to run the clock down but Lions win 21-13.

  • In reply to Cory Walker:

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAhahahaha... a lions troll! A fucking lions troll!!! I didn't think such things existed. How exotic…. And sad, of course.

    You look very cute in your picture cory. Reminds me of what your run d is going to look like against our bruising run game… a cute little baby girl.

    Payback’s a bitch cory… and so is your QB.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That will be his one and only post.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Okay MB, *just this once*, I'll give you a pass on feeding it. The novelty was just too great - I do understand.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    awesome, thanks dave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh MB, ten out of ten my son.

  • In reply to Cory Walker:

    Holy shit a Lions troll! Welcome to the site, needle dick. We've been waiting for years for your arrival. Let me be the first to say go fuck yourself. Your city is the worst in the country. Stafford will not make it through the year. Mark my words. Cory Walker, Lions ass ranger.

  • In reply to Cory Walker:

    We are going to kick the fucking shit of the Lions. You can't run the ball, and we're taking CJ the fuck out. Bet your baby on it.

  • Hester didn't practice yesterday, and we don't know about today.

    I would downgrade him to doubtful for Sunday. I'd like to see Sam Hurd step up in the wideout role. He clearly has the speed, he's not getting targets.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    damn. any reports what acutally happened? How's pep?

    fuck: http://espn.go.com/nfl/injuries/_/team/chi/chicago-bears

    (but pep will play. freak of nature)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He tweaked it late in the game attempting to make a block. He was untouched when it happened. Let's hope Jackass can fill in adequately if he's out.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I saw. those suck mbp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And what's worse is that huntin is right; the Lions kicking game is in shambles this week.
    HE GONE would have taken back a couple for TDs against the scrubs that they will trot out.

  • The correct punishment from the NCAA is a one year death penalty for the football team. No games played next year, the Big 10 schedule is reworked to exclude Penn State.

    They will lose many, if not most, of the players who will transfer out. It will be a total decimation of the team and tradition and they will have to start all over again.

    If the FBI finds evidence Spanier was complicit - and I think they should pull all the university email, and even tap any private email accounts he may have and raid his home and grab those machines - he should go to prison.

    When they do rebuild, it will be imperative they get a coach with experience and a reputation above reproach and that will be really hard. They may need a lot of money to do that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    DREAM ON.

    Don't hold your breath wait to see the"Death Penalty" ever applied by the NCAA again. Otherwise, "The U" would be serving one out as we speak.

    The NCAA is not in the rule enforcement business, gp, they're in the
    "Grab-all-the-money-we-can" business. Slapping big name schools with the "Death Penalty " hurts the NCAA's bottom line as well as the school's and we CERTAINLY can't have THAT!

    Remember what NCAA Really stands for:

    National Cash-Acquiring Assciation.

  • what Fuckford will get this weekend:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRiGOv1CyrQ

    btw..fuck you Detroit ! get it.

  • greetings
    I would like to express my thanks to the schedulers of this weeks
    calendar for backing up my day off today with
    Veteran's Day
    I salute the people who give so much for so little in return
    Blessings to all who are in anyway conected to our nations military

    thanks for the 2fer calendar guy

  • Happy bday Marines... hoo rah!

  • Is every thread going to get hijacked with the Penn State bullshit?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Hey, it's Dave - got any more jokes?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm sure there's a bunch out there about Paterno, et al, already. It seems a human tendency to make jokes about horrible things. I have one about a rather large set of heinous crimes committed in Chicagoland long ago, but I'm thinking it's best not to post it.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Here're jokes for you:
    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/sister_of_sandusky_victim_talk.html

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Quoting from it:

    '“I’ve just been really upset about it all because a lot of people aren’t focusing on the victims in this,” she said. “And instead they’re focusing on other things, like football. As much as you shouldn’t blame the football players ... they should be focusing on their respect for the families and what they’ve been through.”'

    Food for thought, eh?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    If you mean, why are PSU students rioting over a football coach in the midst of all this? Yeah, food for thought.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    dave, what's your angle on this man?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's horrible. But my concern is with the victims, now that the alleged perpetrator and his accomplices have been stopped.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No offense, but your concern really shown through with the "consensual" remark.
    That was inexplicable.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    No, I think "alleged" is the kicker.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's a simple definition GP. Under the law, the crimes are "alleged" and the perpetrator is "the accused" until there is a conviction.

    Now I would not necessarily disagree with those that say Sandusky et al *deserve* protection under our laws, but that is a very slippery slope.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I had not read the story and should not have posted without doing so. I have still not read it, and I won't.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    that makes me feel better. The comment and MBPs NAMBLA sub-comment had me worried dave.

    Glad it was just that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have not been back to that thread. I'll just assume MBP let his emotions get away. Certainly understandable given the circumstances.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    In the context of what you said, and which you've now retracted, I don't think I was out of line. Obviously, you had an Ashton Kutcher moment.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    An apt comparison, I'd say.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dude - it's blowing fucking up monster size. What did you want us to talk about? Bears are covered.

    Now it's breaking that Sandusky ran a pedophile ring, and pimped out 10 year old boys to big donors. Boston's paper is running with this story.

    On September 12th, 2001, were you like "can we move on to something else on the news?"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you have to be kidding about the pedo ring right? please tell me that is a sick joke.

  • It's a rumor at this point, but reading the report, I don't think it is outside the realm of probability, not possibility.
    See the comment I referred to below on the Business Insider story.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I dunno GP; I suppose I have just never understood the fascination people have with scandal and people doing evil things to one another. Is it a need to express their sense of outrage?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    To avoid misinterpretation, allow me to amend to "people doing evil things to other people".

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Public outrage is the only reason that any of the assholes involved are now no longer on the Penn State payroll.
    It's a useful thing to care, Dave.

    And I didn't just sit on my duff and bitch on the internet, I looked up the phone numbers for the PSU Board of Trustees and the University of Illinois AD and expressed quite clearly my concerns about a public university that put athletics ahead of public safety.

    In your case, and trust me, many others I've talked to this week, you don't feel any particular need to even understand what happened.

    And that's OK; you be you, and I'll be me, right? If you don't want to be pissed, don't. That's your call.

    But I'll continue to give a shit and hope that everyone involved gets exactly what is coming to them. No one can go backwards in time and protect those kids after the fact, but public outrage shines a light on these bastards now.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Point taken.

  • now on to a positive and funny developement out of Detroit

    it seems, over the bye week holiday
    a frewheelin' Jason Hanson
    you know the very accurate (17-18) field goal kicker
    was out having a sort of motor psycho nightmare over the weekend, on an ATV
    coach scwartz, who keeps injuries closed to the light of day by the vest; ain't sayin' much
    but Mr. Hanson did not practice yesterday
    because he's got some stitches in the knee

    so in comes punter, Ryan Donahue,
    to practie field goals; just in case.........
    well Ryan injured his quadriceps and is undergoing an MRI today

    Mr.Donahue is listed as questionable
    and has been relegated to keeping watch over the possible kickers for sundays game
    they are.....Rhys Lloyd and Shane Graham; who once was a kicker for the Pats

    seems like coach Schwarz's vest has got a bulge
    and coach Toub has been reportedly seen
    rubbing his hands together while drooling

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    hee hee

  • I want to apoligize to MBP; last night I posted that Joe P
    met with campus police
    I was making reference to authority figures
    I am a very very sarcastic person; and if you hung out with me you would soon find that alot of what I say is" tongue in cheek"

    I was trying to be sarcastic in reference to the creep Gary Schultz
    and Sargent Schultz of Hogan's Heroes,
    you know; "I know nothing"

    in my mind when you talk to a superior in the chain of cammand about an alledged abuse;
    you are telling "the cops"
    it is hard to indicate sarcasm in print because you can't hear the inflection in my voice; but it woulda' been all over the "police part"
    punitive authority in this instance should not have to be dressed in blue

    I will say this about everyone involved
    they were well educated; and in the later part of their carees
    if anyone thinks; that those involved did not know the gravity of this; then they are naive

    I believe there were many conversations about this; between all these individuals, that will never see the light of day
    the head creep in charge of the initial investigation, Ray Gricar,
    is a bought and paid for supporter of foul play
    If the perpetrator was of lesser fame;
    Ray would have teken off the gloves and pummeled the criminal
    for his wrongdoing
    But instead he genuflected to the "Pope of Happy Valley"
    and kissed the ring

    Pope Paterno did say this: When speaking of what was reported
    McQuery said to Pope JoePa
    "Sandusky was engaged in fondling or 'doing something of a sexual nature' to a boy"
    that my freinds is a testimony that reeks of coverup
    Pope JoePa was well schooled in the language of speaking on the record.....he was no amature
    and therein lies the saddness that he must deal with in his own skin
    He used evasive language when telling Curly; and was incomplete in holding up his standard of excellence that he preached to his athletes
    Curly and Schultz should be doing time for this
    so should McQuery
    The Pope is always above the law
    but, I see his picture now; and the damage has been done in my mind and thoughts about him
    I see him for what he is
    All Popes are phonies; and the only recompense is, that when he looks in the mirror; he will realize that the fall from the peak of 407 victories is GARGANTUAN
    Jesu's Judas line applies to this situation:
    maybe it would have been better if these folks had never been born

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Dude, no apology needed AT ALL. I was just trying to clarify something I knew from the report in case you'd heard something else.

    Speaking of genuflecting to power, keep in mind the other half dozen accounts by janitors at PSU who observed similar incidents.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    thanks for not beating me with a stick
    I really did not read anything on this till about tues.
    I have a degree in El. Ed.
    I have always had a huge heart for children
    they light me up, and generally,
    I prefer their company to most adults
    so my focus is on the families and the victims; and their shattered experience
    i am lightin' lots of inscence

    I would like to read the grand jury testimony; but can't bring myself to face these facts
    but, this was a well written piece I found and it inspired my only rant on this from above

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/michael_mccann/11/09/joe,paterno/?hpt=hp_c1

    ***that character betwee joe paterno could be a period instead of a comma
    I goota get new glasses

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    or if you prefer...gotta
    i'm an idiot

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I like goota, especially aged goota - 3 years or so.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    some red wine also
    tonight it is 1919 malbec

  • And what is absolutely amazing - that sick bastard is out on unsecured bond. Meaning, he didn't have to POST A DIME to walk free...
    That is unheard of.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That's fucking crazy.

    Sandusky has a safe deposit box somewhere with a whole fucking STACK of leverage on powerful people. Right now, there are people who are going to work very hard to separate him from the key.

    A fucking legendary bail bondsman couldn't get a pedophile out unsecured if his life depended on it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Amazing, isn't it?
    And he lives less than 1000 feet from an elementary school.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Read the last reader comment on this story:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/jerry-sandusky-donors-2011-11

    Wow.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Wow.

    Chums at Pedophile State University

    http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/4eb829576bb3f7ef09000010/jerry-sandusky-penn-state-coach-facilities.jpg

  • I'm sorry that Nittany is trumping Detroit Lions, but holy shit I just found out about this bomb:

    The DA who originally had case notes on Sandusky in 1999 simply vanished. His laptop was found in a river with the hard drive pulled.

    How's that grabbin ya this gloomy Thursday?

  • With so many authority figures looking the other way over the years, I wouldn't be suprised to find out that Sandusky wasn't the only molester. This web might end up a lot bigger than we expected. You know the feds are scouring over The Second Mile employee roster for the last several decades.

  • Cliff Avril vs. Lance Louis.
    Van Den Bosch vs. Webb.

    Delmas vs. wide outs
    Chris Harris is on active roster, is playing special teams (!) for them

    No Jahvid Best, like MB said. Maurice Morris. Best is out with concussion.

    As Jeff said on radio, Lions doing the Tebowing, made them into this year's Oakland Raiders / Buddy Ryan Eagles / Glanville Falcon / bad boy team of the year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    CJ is the guy that worries me. Bar none.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    there's an article in the detroit free press about harris singing like a canary in the lions film rooms this week

    toub needs to put out an APB on that mole

    I also read for the first time this week that "spider" Webb has been battling minor injuries most every week
    so he is playin' hurt and still improving
    that makes me feel he is only going to be a MAJOR force when he is FEELIN' 100%
    this line will be a solid crew in the years to come

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Chris Harris played safety this year like he didn't have a clue on what the Bear defense was doing so I don't see how much help he'll be. Plus, look at all the change-ups they threw at Philly Monday and Mr.Harris was long gone when LoveRod concocted those.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    HAH!!!!!! thanks for makin' me laugh
    that sir was a great one

  • Is anyone else getting this creepy request from the site?

    When I open Da Blog main page, I get not one, but two pop-ups stating that the site 64.19.142.12 is asking me for a user name and password, unauthenticated.

    I've closed the page and reopened twice, and the popups keep appearing.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    Did a search on pastebin, and it shows the domain is hosted by a server in Lyndhurst MA., owned and operated by Monmouth Internet Corp., an ISP for NY, NJ, and PA.

    This popup requesting a username/password happens on every page refresh here as well.

    Uhmmmmmmmmmm............do I own Da Bears Blog, or Chicago Now? If so, I never got the paperwork......

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    just X-out of it twice and it will stay away until you post something or refresh the page. ignore it SD.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Okay, so it will only appear when I Open the page, refresh the page, or comment on the page.

    Awesome. For a minute there, I didn't think I'd be able to get rid of it at all.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    yes sir

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    EVERYONE should download the extension "Add Block Plus".

    Works for Firefox, etc

    Gets rid of A LOT of bs ads and pop-ups.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    me 2
    what the heck does it all mean

  • I like the title
    "Albert Haynesworth's next ex-team is the Buccaneers"

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Albert-Haynesworth-8217-s-next-ex-team-is-the-B?urn=nfl-wp11515

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    HEH. Yeah, that's good.

  • Some players should review their cliche answer book more often:

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/CJ-DeAngelo-Williams-Money-changed-expectations.html

    Yes, it's a damned shame that fans are stupid enough to expect more than 36 yards a game from the highest paid RB's in the league. We're all just dumbasses.

    I'm guessing Lach, Pep, Melton & Briggs are trying to figure out how to call in sick Sunday, after this revelation:

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Chris-Harris-offering-Bears-secrets-to-Lions-quarterbacks.html

    And of course, Rod Marinelli now has to scrap his entire game plan...

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    Regarding HotRod~ maybe ChinaDoll will just take whatever Harris says with a grain of salt. Possibly that is why our corners jammed the wide receivers in Philly, just to give the Lions another look to study.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    The wide receiver group at Philly is totally different, so I expect we will see way more two or three deep zone coverage against Detroit, unlike the large amount of single-safety high looks that Philly got.
    Philly's receivers are teeny little guys who cannot handle getting jammed at the line. Megatron can't be stopped that way.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    bottom line, peppers needs to fucking de-arm china (not cookie) at the shoulder in the first d series.

    Just take the thing right the fuck off at the socket. Would that be a fine?

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhRUe-gz690)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you make me sad

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hee

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, there's no secret to what we're doing (the Philly game is a little bit of a wrinkle though). It's really all just execution.

    I mean, Rivera had more "insight" into our D than Harris ever will, and even with the most dynamic QB-WR in the NFL not named Rodgers-Jennings, they still couldn't win.

    Also, I'm not sure ANY "expert" has talked about this, but maybe we were able to go more man because we can now trust our young fast safeties in coverage. Conte used to be a CB and Wright might take bad angles, but he's fast. I saw both of them in coverage against Philly.

    No way we would have ever trusted Harris or Steltz in coverage.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    I'm sure that's part of it. Also both Jennings and Peanut were beast in physical coverage -- before Jennings I don't think they trusted the corners as much to play man techniques. But the PJ duo held Maclin/Jackson to 6 catches on 17 targets... that is seriously good.

    Also to do more coverage disguises (which despite fans only just noticing it this last game, Lovie has been doing for a long time) they need speed at the safety positions to rotate or drop safeties during the cadence, and then be confident they can still complete their assignments. So I think you're right that they trust the WC combo to run more disguised coverages.

    One thing's for sure though -- Harris may have known how to play single-high coverages, but he was regularly late to make any kind of play on the edges. Conte hasn't been tested yet (that I've seen) on those routes in those coverages, but he certainly appears to have the necessary closing speed for it at least (which may be why he hasn't been tested that way yet).

  • and btw, chris harris is a punk bitch. Treasonous bastard.

  • Was looking at nfl.com and saw these passing numbers
    1. Drew Brees 3004 (pace for 5340)
    2. Tom Brady 2703 (pace for 5406)
    3. Ben Roethlisberger 2632 (pace for 4680)
    4. Aaron Rodgers 2619 (pace for 5238)
    5. Philip Rivers 2469 (pace for 4938)

    If these were met, then the *all time* record book would look like:
    1) Brady, 2011 - 5406
    2) Brees, 2011 - 5340
    3) Rogers, 2011 - 5238
    4) Marino, 1984 - 5084
    5) Brees, 2008 - 5069
    6) Rivers, 2011 - 4938
    7) Warner, 2001 - 4830
    8) Brady, 2007 - 4806
    9) Fouts, 1982 - 4802
    10) Shaub, 2009 - 4770

    Ben's season would come in at a respectable #18 on the all time list. While harsher weather will likely slow some of the guys down as the season progresses, it sure seems the rules are favoring the passing game a bit too much for my taste.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Analysts were tripping over themselves in training camp stating how far behind the curve offenses would be....how much of a muddy slog the first half of the season was going to turn into...etc.

    Wonder where they are now?

    It's obvious that something specific has tilted the balance in favor of the passing game this year. I'm just not sure what.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Waaaay too much.

    How many BS PI calls have there been this year?

    How many BS helpless receiver penalties?

    I played both Corner and WR, and I say let 'em play like in that Ravens-Steelers game. That was refreshing to watch.

  • interesting...

    On another note... some misc points.

    - Where the fuck is johnny knox lately? How about sanzenbacker?
    - Paging Corey Graham, paging CG.
    - Paging DJ Moore... we need another Pick-6 from you this game please
    - Is that Craig "Friendly-Fire Scud Missile" Steltz taking one away from N.Burleson at the highest-point for the game thread?

    Oh, and this is pretty bad, but it's something: http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/multimediapopup.asp?mm_file_id=2676&play_clip=Y&rn=4

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We won't see much of Sanzenbacher if he misses passes like that one last game. Knox at least managed a catch and a pass interference call.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Corey's not in the defensive rotation.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    wasn't talking about on D jeff... haven't seen any spectacular plays on specials lately. Last year it seemed like every kickoff and punt CG was the man downing it inside the 10 or making the tackle or doing something … special (see how I did that). This year he’s just been kind of quiet. He wasn’t the one to get the ball from DeSean right… that was hurd?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You mean like forcing a fumble from the Pro-Bowl returner Deshawn Jackson so that we could go up 17-10 at half on Monday?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave is hurt, I believe - Hurd recovered it, but looked like 21 punched it loose.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    doh, Dave is correct. Hurd - hurt - hizzle. Whatever.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ahhhh....ok, I thought Hurd did both. I don't remember seeing #21 in there for some reason.

    Well, ok then. If that's the case, nice work corey my man. He's the special teams superfreak. Dude is a stud and I'm glad that was him. I was pretty bummed when I thought Jerry was going to let him walk this off season.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He and Zach Bowman I believe gang-tackled Jackson. It was unclear exactly who knocked the ball out, but I believe CG got credited with the FF.

    Hurd recovered the ball.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Corey swatted at the ball twice and got it the second time. Or so my old eyes saw it. :-)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The other factor here is that Gould has been crushing the ball on kick-offs. Very, very few returnable balls against him. And Podlesh has not had many returnable punts either.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    good point mbp

  • I am calling it here first. Matt Stafford CONCUSSION. It's gunna be an Idonije hit.

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    nope. calling for the same shoulder re-injury by pep.

    But I'll take a concussion by anyone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I say Reed does an UFC up-kick to Stafford's vagina, Vikings style.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    http://youtu.be/xfhVYFckFSc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What not just pick him off a bunch of times? More fun that way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    DOWN GOES CUNTLER, DOWN GOES CUNTLER, sound familar?? IT WILL SUNDAY EVE.....

  • Stopping Suh entirely is very core to this game. Not only will it stop him here but then he'll go to the Pack nice n' hungry.

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    who the fuck u got gonna stop SUH???????

  • In reply to flajo:

    Is he faster than Cutler, fuckhead?

  • if peppers leg is bad will they dress
    rootin' tootin' wooten this week for me?

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    YEA, they will dress him like a Bitch, kINDA LIKE U LOOK!!

  • I hope flatbread squishes stafford when he falls on him
    I hear a flattened Matt goes well with Paella

  • Hey Thursday night football is back, and both teams playing tonight are upcoming opponents of Da Bears.

    I think the line tonight is San Diego -7.5 which I think they cover easily. But I'm assuming the game is not eligible for da picks contest, right?

  • In reply to Shady:

    I just want them to beat the shit out of each another.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, break a leg! But seriously. Break it. Or Lance Briggs will break it for you.

  • In reply to Shady:

    each another? jesus... long day.

    I need to fuck up some jihadists soon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Let's roll before grandma shows up.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hahahahah... I'm at my office foo. I'll see if I can tonight. I'll hit you up.

    Hey, how do I get messages to you (or read yours) while in the game?

    And do you have MW4? Let's roll 1:1 instead maing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hit the PS button in the middle of the controller. You have much to learn grasshopper.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'm pretty much a noob mang... as you could tell. I only have time for 30 minute to hr games usually, so I never get really good at any game.

    Although I am decent at MW4 1:1. Don't be escared maings.

  • In reply to Shady:

    P.S. TheFifth, submit a pick for tonight's game. You've got about 1 hour 35 minutes to get it in...

  • Damn it I cant wait for this Sundays game!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY

  • I see your pointer sisters... and raise you some The Gap Band for pep's hit on china doll:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17lkdqoLt44&feature=related

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hmm...I think I like this one better for Pep

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJDX8p1nbcA&feature=fvwrel

    Speaking of which, I bought some Bears salt and pepper shakers (http://www.hometeams.com/8774648601.html) . The shakers have the names on the back just like a jersey.. Salt and Pepper. I wish I had a steadier hand so I could put an S on the end of one.

  • try it after you have sobered up
    or if you haven't been drinkin'
    take a belt to steady the hand % }

  • just read an interesting stat
    you probrably all know this ; but

    in the first lions game ...JC threw 84% of his passsesfrom behind a 5 man protection scheme
    we only scored the unlucky 13pts

    in the 3 games since
    the bears have kept at least 6 men in for protection 56.8% of the time
    in those three games our Bears are averaging the reverse of the cursed 13 pts.
    we are puttin' up 31pts. on average
    and allowing 1 sack per game

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    boo yah. We're going to fuck those guys up. our arrows are pointing in opposite directions

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Ssshhhhh - dont let Martz hear you or he'll probably revert back to 5.

  • Craig fucking Steltz. Really? On Calvin Johnson? What was that 2008? Hopefully the Steltz Bomber lays one on Chris Harris.

  • In reply to Shady:

    technically that might work Shady. Collapse his slow-ass lung.

  • Raiders
    Bills
    Niners

    Those are my picks- Jeff you're slacking!

  • LT McNeill carted off.

    Peppers just got a hard on.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    WR Ford is down. He's also the Raider's KR/PR

    Keep on going down

  • wow. a lot of breaks going the #Bears way.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Don Banks and Peter King would point out that these injuries will only help the Bears and no other teams

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ! blend your own bacon maing.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Bears aint had any fucking breaks this season had to play greenbay , new orleans, Eagles aint no such damn thing as breaks you toughin up play through injurys and play with what you have shit name break we had this season one?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I meant shit name one break we had this season.

  • my goodness chargers are terrible. I'm more worried about the raiders... although I'm not really worried about them either.

  • chargers next week, then the raiders. Would have been better to get the raiders next week (with palmer as green as possible and mcfadden still out), but oh well. I think we crush both teams anyway.

  • Tice gives line C+ midterm grade

    http://www.chicagobears.com/DailyBlogs.asp?DAILY_BLOG_DATE=11/10/11

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    we're hitting our stride mainge, we're making a run at 12-4 this year. fucking china dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • read tonight that jason hanson was back kickin' field goals at practice today
    but they were tryin', out some punters
    ryan donahue may be out with that quad injury
    could be a good weekend for knox on the return

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    he was kickin' inside the forty
    testing his plant leg
    at less than half speed

    says that he was not being irresponsible
    not on an all terrain vehicle
    he was with his kids when it happened
    won't tell us how it happened
    but, has told the lions straight up

    all this f-in bullshit secrecy in our world
    when dealing with teams named lions
    what happened to openness and honesty?

  • lost a lot of respect for Babin as he complains like a bitch.

  • fuck that dude

  • The Raider's are taking it to the Chargers. Pounding the rock, and having some great pass plays. Denarius Moore has looked great for a rookie, or any receiver for that matter. The Raiders are playing way more physical.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    agree.

    Raiders went in there and said. "Here's Bush. We're gonna run it down your throat like a porn star. Here's our blitz. We're gonna rattle an already shaky Rivers. Stop us."

  • who in thee fuck was that not a TD? That rule is fucking ridiculous. What a joke.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    how... jesus

  • I kinda feel like these to teams are, like... 4-4ish teams. Just not that good?

    Am I crazy?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nope.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    they're both just... not good. I don't know how else to catagorize it Corm.

    Yeah, I don't know. That rule is just silly. I don't think rivers OR palmer is going to make it through the game with us man. Going to be ugly for them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    it's the afc west MB, you should be used to this lol

    Someone from Da Raiders needs to go low on Rivers on the very last play. A last "Davis" gesture from the beyond.

    Rivers seems more rattled this year than usual.

    Also, Culter and Rivers really, really don't like each other.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    yeah, I am... but I don't usually watch this garbage unless I have to.

    Jesus, did you see that? Hahahahaha... silly.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Man I feel sorry for the raiders org, their fans are a bunch of fucking thug criminals. Man, what a motley crew.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    U ain't seen no thugs til sunday GO DEEEETROIT!!

  • How, MB, how was that not a touchdown. That was another great play by that receiver. Two rookie receivers looking good tonight.

  • check it: http://uncrate.com/stuff/blacktop-360-grill-fryer/

    and then there's this: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/10/justice/pennsylvania-coach-abuse/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Sandusky is "destroyed" by what happened to Paterno, Amendola said.

    That dude has GOT to be a fucking sociopath and a psychopath. Are you fucking kidding me?!

  • rather watch football than ponder pedophile pathology.

    Call me crazy.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    yep. just saw the headline and it kind of floored me. thought I'd share.

    Oh, and this is barely football.

  • BradBiggsabout 6 hours agoNext up on spec teams for #Bears could be LB Jabara Williams after TE Kyle Adams was lost to IR.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    saddle up the speedster
    Jabara The Hut
    and let him ride along in the Hurd's posse

  • Typical Raiders-Chargers madness.

    Rivers is a turnover machine

    Raiders are a penalty machine

  • Was just watching the Iggles highlights again. I wish Cutler had creamed that guy at the 2 on the return of Forte's first fumble -- he had the angle and the hustle but looked like he held up at the last second.

    Can't wait to watch the Lions get crushed. The D is going to be ready to rolllllllll....

  • heard some grumblings that the Bears take exception to the Lion's extra-curricular activity on the field.

    I expect our D to be really nasty, and looking to take China-Vagina out.

  • I'm hoping for triple over-time ending in a tie and Rivers and Palmer on a stretcher.

  • fb_avatar

    Its a shame I'm two continents away, else I could pop along to the stadium with a sniper rifle....

  • fb_avatar
    In reply to Dáithí Ó Mórdha:

    Thought I have to question why i'm still up at half 4 in the morning watching this shite.

  • In reply to Dáithí Ó Mórdha:

    I'd buy you a drink if I could

  • lance briggs was makin' fun in a video at the tribune sight
    they asked him about the ageing defense;
    and he says he prefers to think of them as "vintage"
    and says, " we're a pretty expensive bottle right now"

    there,s an article that praises him for that rundown of vick
    Brian thought it was a D-back
    they were gushing praise for his speed

    he leads the team in tackles
    we are lucky to have players like him and matt
    who separate the purpose on the feild
    from the purpose in negotiations
    thank you Sir Lance "Tackle Alot"

  • Interesting breakdown/analysis from the Philly perspective...

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dneagles/Domos-Eagles-Bears-Day-After-Dissection.html

  • This one is for huntin...

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/8751570-606/brian-urlacher-says-his-beloved-late-mother-is-on-my-mind-all-the-time.html

  • In reply to Michael L:

    thanks michael
    looked at that article on their page late yesterday and passed over it
    'cause i suspected it would produce what it just did in this body of mine

    i am still missin' " the butcher" and reading it brings the great memories back along with the watery eyes
    when you have a positive relationship with a parent; it seems to take a while to move beyond the "i am missin' him" part
    i know what brian feels; you just get up every day and want to do the best at whatever you perform as an honor to them for givin' you this life experience
    My dad was just a young boy; 18, when his leg got blown up on his ship; and after leaving the ship; it became a fortunate experience; because his was the last ship sunk in WW2; and it went down by kamakaze, with a great loss of life.
    point being; I may not have ever been around to meet all of you...

    on veteran's day I always think of that good fortune

  • Looks like VIP may be getting the call this sunday.

    Gucci shoes on...check
    Gucci belt on...check
    Gucci shades on Blue Gucci jeans on.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1111-bits-bears-chicago--20111111,0,7797401.story

  • nice.

    btw, don't read the comments on the trib, you'll want to pull your eyes out. Jesus.

  • here's a repost of a good Cutler interview from wednesday. he talks about Martz and the offense and getting some new paper for Earl. He also has to talk about Julius Peppers ass with Waddle and Silvy.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4673338/podcast-jay-cutler

  • Good interview. That would be sweet if Jay and the gang pitched in the 10k for Pearl to wear the orange cleats. I also liked how he said that someone is going to throw $$ at him and he hopes its da Bears(it better be).

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Earl-Bennett-8217-s-fancy-orange-shoes-get-him-?urn=nfl-wp11552

  • Bears win they are 6-3 so Lions are tied right so we win and we play Packers once who else? ok they play Packers twice, then at Saints we go 5-2 they go 4-3 we beat them out thats my prediction. definetly nervious about game its a big one.

  • Just 2 games separating the Bronco's from the Raiders. It looks like we will be playing all our AFC West division games at a dangerous time. Right now every one of those teams are still in the hunt.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Much like the NFC West last year, they are all in the hunt because they are all terrible.
    Oakland worries me more than any of the others.
    I cannot wait for Jay to go into Invesco and kick that Broncos ass all over the field.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    yep, agree with mbp 100%... you obviously didn't watch that game last night did you trac? The only team I'm scared of from out here (west) is Jimmy H's 9ners. the only truly legit team in the west.

    Man, what a mess. Both teams pretty bad, with SD bordering on terrible. They play like that against us and they are going to get blown up and blown out. I think SD in our house in late november... going to be a VERY tough game for them. The raiders, if they get all their weapons back by then will be much more dangerous at home I think, but I still thing if we don't have any big injuries in the next two weeks, we'll beat them up too.

    If we kick the lion’s ass this weekend, which I think we will most certainly do, and we stay on track and keep improving, I think the only really scary game on paper is the pack. Any given Sunday, but at least on paper we can pretty much sweep the rest of our schedule if we don’t get bad martz/Jay from here on out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1000

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BEARS just blow, compring lions dlin to Philly, I watched the game if You think LIONS are gonna go down like that???? I guess you just don't know football.... Better get into the conversation on p state cause the LIONS got you by the short hairs Sunday, That is unless the REFS give you one like last year.. BEARS AND ESPECIALLY THEIR FANS SUCK A BIGGGG BLACK DICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude ....'If' ?

  • My picks to click this weekend (besides Jay) are :

    Bennett
    Davis

    I think the Lions overcompensate for Forte and these 2 have nice games. I also predict a Knox sighting for a TD.

    china dead.

  • I was thinking the exact same thing lying awake at 5:30 this am trying not to wake the sleeping dragon next to me (she is NOT a morning person) Johnny.

    They are going to try and stop the run… which they won’t be able to anyway… but it will open up some downfield passing lanes. I’d love clutts to get a swing pass and blow two fools up on his way to a 10-15 yrd TD run. Also, I want martz to pull out that play action throw back across the field to a wide-open and uncovered davis… the same play jay missed on in game 2(?). Man that play was pretty.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...I'd also love...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wife sleep punched me last night.

    Martz better not fuck around with all of the shifting and pussyfooting around. we can't afford 9 false start penalties.

  • I personally think this grade is for the last three games, previous to that I think a "F" for fubar... may be appropriate. I do like the article though.

    Tice gives line C+ midterm grade

    “I think that’s fair,” Tice said Thursday. “We’ve had really good moments, some of which have gone unnoticed. We’ve had some really bad moments, most of which have been noticed, and we’re coming off a string of a couple solid games. But we have to get better because there are some things in that game [Monday night in Philadelphia] that irked me that we have to clean up.”

    While Tice is pleased with the line’s progress, he knows the unit isn’t close to reaching its potential.

    “They have certainly not arrived and you always have that fear as a coach that after a good game and you [reporters] are all kissing their butts right now that they start thinking they’re good. Well, they’re not good. They had a solid game, [but] they’ve got a long way to go because I could sit here right now and give you 10 things that each player did poorly in the game and have to get better at.”

    http://www.chicagobears.com/DailyBlogs.asp?DAILY_BLOG_DATE=11/10/11

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I really like tice lobo... as our line coach, NOT as anything more. If we can lock him up and start getting him legit oline talent, we'll be unstoppable in 2-3 years. Yeah I know, with angelo that's a huge if.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1 MB..

    I think Tice gets the X's & O's and if we can sign him for a couple of years that would be great.

    He is a magician...making a sow's ear into a silk purse...well maybe not that great, but I am impressed what he has done with sheite...smelling like a rose..

    It also helps that fucking Martzy is partially held in check with his play calling..."F" er...he just can't help himself I guess. He maybe the Lindsay Lohan of the NFL....lol

    hows the fam?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    good thanks, growing up by the day. Hope all the lobos are well too

  • Veterans Day - many thanks to all the men and women of our armed forces.

  • agree...brah

  • +1 johnny
    and first to say that there is a new thread... which I am first on. Bitches.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn!

  • new thread!!!

  • jennings & penis, PLEASE if the refs don't Give chiacblow , Lions win a tight one 23-17 BEARS FANS ALL CAN BLOW MEEEE!!!

  • keep focusing on penn state cause LIONS GONNA EAT YOUR ASS FUCKING MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vets say DEEEETROT!!!! Bears fans blow dead Iracies in Faluja and suck CAMEL DICKS in Afganistan Lions 35-21

  • In reply to flajo:

    Three place names, three spelling fails. We're going to kick your ass up and down Soldier Field for the four-timer, bitch!

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    I'm not from here, but I have lived in the Chicago area for about 15 years. What turns my stomach about you "so-called" Bears fans is how jaded you are. If they lose a game, the management sucks, team is washed up, they are rebuilding, whine, whine whine....... (shoot me now!) And heaven forbid they win a couple games in a row, and now this game is not even an issue. It's the Bears in a walk in the park... why? Because they are are going 16-0 and winning the Superbowl, of course. (Despite the 3 losses and the season being half-over. You guys are SUCH fair-weather fans it makes me want to puke. Can't wait to read all the BS comments you all write after getting spanked back to earth this weekend.... Ugh.

  • In reply to RJ Lange:

    Pretty sure you won't be here to read them fuckface.

  • In reply to RJ Lange:

    Coming from a "Lions" fan, that is hilarious stuff.

  • San Diego coaches still expecting big things from Ryan Leaf... Bears can't wait for this game.

    Since that Detroit game these teams are heading in opposite directions, and some interesting things have happened:

    1 - Bears are 3-0, and all 3 games they were picked to lose by Florio

    2- Lions are 1-2, with the only win against probably the worst QB in the NFL

    3- The worst performance that Monday night was by Chris Harris, he was cut and inexplicably picked up by Detroit

    4-As poor as the Bears played that game, the game was still winnable. The performance came down to two plays, a blown coverage on Calvin Johnson and poor gap control and pursuit on Best's 88 yard run

    5- Best will be inactive, Bears' injury report is mostly blank

    6- There will be no piped in noise to bail the Lions out this time.

    7- There will be no dome to bail the Lions out this time. Football is played on grass, by men, in cold weather. The lions have never really figured that out.

    8- Despite being under pressure all night, Cutler owned the poor Detroit secondary. Now that the human turnstyle has been benched and the line has improved, Detroit will be shaking in their boots as to what Cutler will do to them.

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