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Bears Regular Season Now a Tale of Survival

Bears Regular Season Now a Tale of Survival

I have read the phrase in the comments section below and across the pages of both major Chicago dailies from my hotel room in Lakeview this morning. "The playoffs look like a pipe dream," folks want you to believe. The truth is this: the playoffs are not a pipe dream. They are not even close to a pipe dream. The Bears sit today as the conference's top wild card after every single team competing for the postseason in the NFC lost yesterday. They have their destiny in their own hands.

But it is not the hands of destiny I am worried about. It is the right hand of Jay Cutler. Cutler, according to reports, will travel to Denver this week and meet with Dr. Viola to assess the recovery of his thumb. (David Haugh chronicled Cutler's relationship with the Colorado doc wonderfully in the Trib on Sunday.) If Cutty can't return to the lineup by the first week of the postseason, the postseason won't be a pipe dream but a nightmare. Caleb Hanie, Josh McCown, Nathan Enderle or whoever else the Bears suit up at QB will have no chance to win on the road at Dallas, New York, New Orleans or San Francisco. No. Chance.

And people seem surprised. Suprised a quarterback with the strongest arm in the sport can make up for weaknesses on the offensive line and deficiencies at the receiver position. Surprised a reach draft pick from a nothing college has not mastered one of the league's most unnecessarily complicated offensive systems in his second start. Six weeks ago I would have needed a shout to be heard when exclaiming just how good I believe Cutler to be. Now a whisper could be heard.

The Bears must survive. There is no other way to describe it. They must score points any way possible. They must continue holding opponents down defensively. Dave Toub needs to spend a few nights drawing 'em up on special teams. Mike Martz needs to do for Hanie what Todd Haley did for Tyler Palko - give him a few single read throws on the outside to move the chains. The Bears need to turn winning ugly into an artform because, from the look of things, winning pretty is not an option with number twelve behind center.

They are nowhere near the team they were three weeks ago and they will not be that team for at least another three weeks. Sunday the Bears blew an opportunity to put a game between themselves and the field for a postseason berth. Now the margin of error is nothing. If they can get their quarterback back they can play with anyone in the league, even with Matt Forte on the bench for a while. But the Bears must survive the next four games to ensure their quarterback has something to come back to.

It is about survival. By any means necessary.

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  • First to note that a neckbeardless (boooooo!!!!!!!!, Kyle man, it's cold outside and whiskey alone can't keep you warm!) Orton went into the game, despite only knowing a few plays, to get Palko the fuck out of town.

    Mike Martz needs to do for Hanie what Todd Haley did for Tyler Palko - give him a few single read throws on the outside to move the chains.

    No, he doesn't. What he needs to do, if you are serious about winning, is give the kid Enderle a shot. This offense is about throwing the ball down the field effectively, and Enderle is tall and has an arm. Hanie looks like a guy from somebody's dorm flag football team.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Also, how weird would it have been to get neckbeardless off waivers, back as ol' #18 instead of sad sack #8, and have him bust his finger on his first play as a Bear?

    Then, surely, we would curse our Lord, who is smiting us for our mocking his son Tebus and causing oppression to us. Ginny might turn into a pillar of salt.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ginny does not like to get down like that. Maybe swallowed by a whale.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He kind of looks like Nick Lachey

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    yeah, but that dude got to sleigh jessica simpson for a few year. Boobies!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I concur.

  • All say aye to this backfield truthiness:

    Bell is a much better back than Barber, Barber is a bruiser short yardage back and not much else, and Bell should start.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not sure about that GP. Let them both have a few series every game and stay with the hot hand. Although, with Fat Boy at the wheel it won't make any difference.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One long run and Bell's a stud? Did you see him try to block? He was fucking brutal. Gotta lean on the Barbarian and sprinkle in Bell as a change of pace.

  • Barber's a better blocker than Forte, that's all I know. Use both with Clutts, we should be sweet, running wise. Lovie said Matt should be back for the Green Bay game, and I trust Cutty will be too - he knows he has to be. After seeing Eli Manning's Giants run up a bunch on the Pack, it would be hard to imagine a Cutty-led Bears not out-scoring the Fudgers. There's no doubt in mind that a healthy Bears team would beat a healthy Packers team - their defense just isn't there.

  • Jeff, Hanie was signed as an undrafted free agent. He also plays like an undrafted free agent. I wish I shared your optimism about getting to the playoffs.

  • Gpl. Funny you say that. I watched enderle warm up for about a half hour. He sure looks like a qb but he does not have hanie's arm. He was slow on slants and comebacks with no defenders in front of him. I think mccown will get start before enderle does.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    How he throws in warmups is not a true sign of arm strength. If I remember right, sure looked like he had a better arm than Hanie during the pre season. If Hanie stumbles out of the gate again, Im all for giving Enderle a shot to see what he can do.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Murph - he looks like Todd Collins minus 5 years. It was brutal. Enderle was a wasted pick.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Yes, there should be a project and a vet behind Cutler, not two guys that aren't ready to go in and replace him. Angela doesn't seem to understand that.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Jeff - didn't the Bears lose the last game that you attended in person?

    I'm not so sure this has anything to do with Martz. I'm thinking your non-presence at Josie Woods' f-cked with the balance of the universe in some small but significant way.
    Like the butterfly effect, only it's an unpoured beer in Manhattan that changes the atmospheric conditions in Chicago.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    McCown was inactive yesterday. And all reports from practice are that he is a giant turd. Todd Collinsesque.

    Fuck Mike Martz

  • in his face coach... right in his pudgy face coach

  • I'm not sure where all of the Enderle love comes from. He looked OK in preseason, but Hanie looked great the last three preseasons.
    I want the Hanie from the Championship game back. Maybe the coaches should tell him he is benched, don't let him take any snaps during practice, then when the game starts hand him the ball and tell him to "wing it". Hanie is getting a lot of hate, but at times he looked decent enough yesterday. In fact, I thought he looked better on the possession we drove down the field throwing damn near every play.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I think the Enderle love is due to a lack of other options. Hanie is awful, McCown has been out of the league since 2009 and Enderle is the unknown. Right now unknown looks like a fair option.

    Hanie really didn't look great this preseason. In fact, he sucked so bad that he got demoted to 3rd string for one day for a wake up call.

    The more tape there is on Hanie the worse it's going to be for him. Even in the Championship game he threw 2 killer INT's. The one to Raji was mind numbing. I don't hate Hanie. I just don't think he's got it. ESP with Fat Boy's penchant for 7-step drops and nobody at home to help out. You'd think he would be more conservative with his boy Enderle in the game. Who knows? We are talking about "The Genius".

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I am of the belief hat Hanie's performance in the NFCC was a mirage, our eyes were glazed after the Collins debacle. At the time, Hanie was an unknown commodity. The Peckers never felt compelled to design any defensive concept to contain him. As a result, he was able to move the ball and complete over 60% of his passes. I would love to have that version of Hanie back, but unfortunately, the Hanie that threw two NFCC interceptions (in about one quarter of action) is the incompetent qb that continues to take the field.

  • In reply to DaBears4ever:

    The interceptions book-ended some pretty good play in a high-pressure situation. I'm wondering where that guy went. Also, how many QBs come in tot ghe NFL and look decent straight away. Didn't Aikman go 2-14? Remember Vinny Testeverde? This is why we should have had a vet on the roster - it makes no sense not to have one.

  • If Roy Williams makes that catch, there likely would have been a different outcome. He looks like a broken down T-rex with alligator arms. But, that's what you get when you try to pull a #1 from the bottom of the pool.

    I cannot believe people are calling for Enderle or Mcown instead of McNabb, no matter how bad he's looked recently.

  • In reply to Crown:

    I agree. Also, if Hanie would realize not to toss it up to Knox. I mean, if Knox out runs his guy sure but to put it up in the air to let him go get it?

    Who does he think Knox is?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    The taint is strong with you my son. Jumps balls to Knox are never a good idea.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Agreed - the last, last, last thing that Knox should be doing is getting jump balls from Caleb Hanie.
    I would rather see Roy Williams taking an end-around than Knox trying to out-physical a cornerback.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    RW running end-around would look like a National Geographic film where you know the wildebeest is going to get chomped by the lions and it keeps zigging and zagging until it's a pile of fangs and dead wildebeest meat.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    great deascrition
    chuckled out loud

  • In reply to Artoo:

    A wide receiver allegedly. Willie Gault without the skills.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Realistically McNabb wouldn't be ready to play for at least 2 games. The 3rd game is a sure loss to the Fudgies no matter who is back there. So you're signing him to beat the BiQueens. I'm sure he would be motivated to beat them but he has been ineffective for the last 3 years and his work ethic has been in question in all three cities.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Fuck Martz's complex system at this point. Bring in McNabb, give him a base 20 play limited set with multiple options and let him figure it out.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Then we'd get to watch him throw the ball in the turf 50+ times a game.
    It's a match made in heaven. A QB that can't throw and a coach that refuses to run.

  • In reply to Crown:

    You'd have to send Martz down the road for that scenario. On second thought, bring in McNabb!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Crown:

    That's what Carson Palmer went in to play the Chiefs with and it didn't work so well. McNabb would have to call his own plays and basically draw them out in the dirt in the huddle. Only way that works.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Any word on whether McCown is ready? He wasn't active for the KC game, presumably because he doesn't know the system yet, but possibly because he sucks.
    How long does it take to learn the Martz system anyway? Who decides whether or not the QB is up to speed, Martz?

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    all reports coming from Halas have McCown listed as a giant piece of shit. With another week of practice under his belt, the hope around the hall is that he can become a regular sized piece of shit by game time on Sunday. If he keeps progressing, he can make dingleberry by the Vikings game.

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    What Coach said.

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    Two years by all accounts. It's like a thousand page playbook or something of that order.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDU1LYFXwP8&feature=related

    One more time because it is that funny.

    He takes an escalator lol

  • Off topic but right now that's a good thing. Congrats to Ron Santo's family on his being elected to the HOF. Just wish it could have happened when Santo was still alive.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Just a pity election. He wasnt going in while he was alive because he was an asshole. His numbers were border line HOF, but he was not well liked as a player by his teamates, other players, writers. He aged and became somewhat likeable because he was a bit of a buffoon announcer. Happy for his family, it will be a nice way for them to remember Ronnie.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I'm sure you're right Murph. He did a lot of fund raising for juvenile diabetes so at least he wasn't a complete jackass.

  • he said it....
    the stupid son of a bitch said it....

    "Caleb is our quarterback."
    -LDL

    in the press conference just now...

  • In reply to SoILBearsFan:

    And the world is back in order lol

  • In reply to SoILBearsFan:

    You can't be surprised by this. Lovie is nothing if not consistent when it comes to the press.

  • I just read that Madonna is the half time entertainment at the SB. Wasn't Cindi Lauper available?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    True Colors!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhFSHh-aaZw&feature=related

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    She will be blowing the halftime mvp on pay per view. Rumor has it she's going to take her dentures out and do it "gummy style"

  • Ahhhh Ruth. Had a gum job once. Problem was I wasn't sure when I finished. It's more difficult to determine than you think.

  • Nice.

  • Who would you guys suggest they sign for the entertainment for the SB? Not trying to be funny, just curious. Every year they bring out some old farts. The only group whose heyday wasn't the '60's, '70's or '80's that has played the SB were the Black Eyed Peas. And to paraphrase Dave Chappelle talking about Wayne Brady, "They make Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X."

    I'm a few months from turning 60 so it's not like I'm on the cutting edge of the music scene but it would seem to me that the SB could do much better. I'm not a huge metal fan but at least that genre would bring some serious energy to half time. I'm not a fan of Rap/Hip Hop but Kanye West and Jay-Z are touring together. It would be nice to see the SB sign someone whose mailing address isn't the Shady Rest. The worst act for me in the last few years were The Who. They were truly embarrassing.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I would choose the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but limit their play selection to anything from Mothers Milk or Blood Sugar Sex Magic.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Hank Williams Jr. could add some controversy....

  • In reply to DaBears4ever:

    No doubt about that. All the more reason they wouldn't sign him.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    If they thought NIpplegate was bad, wait until Hank Williams Jr whips out his...confederate flag.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    bwahahahaaaaa!!!

  • In reply to Crown:

    Good choice but I'm pretty sure they'd play what they wanted.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    No doubt Canada. Flea would be like, "Fuck you. We'll decide what we play and I'll be wearing a Kareem jersey when I'm on stage you jag."

  • In reply to Crown:

    the Chilli Peppers contract with Pepsi, The Home Depot and Mommy Maternity won't allow them to play those songs anymore.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Didn't they pick Madonna?

    I would've went for Jethro Tull... or George Clinton... or Mr. Lif... or H.L. Mencken.... or the guy from To Catch a Predator... or...

    Anyone but Madonna. or Lady Gaga. or Aguilera. or any pop group.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yeah they did. That's what prompted me to post something. If you're going that route pick someone that is at least hot. She hasn't had a hit in forever, is a total ball buster and no straight guy would admit to liking her.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    She looks like turkey jerky in a leotard now.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Turkey Jerkey. Tee hee.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    tull is great
    close with
    cross eyed marry

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The guys who sang "I Would Walk 500 Miles"

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My choices in no particular order; Rock; George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Santana, Rush, Bob Segar. Soul; Macy Gray. Metal; Metallica or Iron Maiden. Rap/Hip Hop; Kanye and Jay-Z or Public Enemy. Blues; Buddy Guy. Country; kill me now. Pop; don't care. Jazz or Classical; no chance. I like a ton of lesser known bands but they have no chance of getting the nod. I know almost all my choices are old farts. Sorry but I'm out of the loop.

    Honestly, do any of you know any straight guys that like Madonna?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Clapton and Winwood would be sick. I saw them together last year and they are both still on point. They both play like they're still in their 20s or 30s.

    Saw P-funk less than a year ago and I'm sad to report that the Mothership has dementia. George has been having medical problems recently too. He was recently diagnosed with TMCSD (Too Much Crack Smoking Disease). Although, Bootsy is going stronger than ever. I've seen him several times in the past years in great collaborations with great bans (Galactic, Funky Meters, w/ Corey Glover from Living Colour, etc.) It's time to pass the torch to Bootsy if they want the P-funk train to continue.

    My top pick would be Trombone Shorty & the Orleans Avenue band. They have everything. Jazz, funk, hip hop, salsa, rock, love ballads. The best band in the world right now in my opinion. The only other band that competes in my book is the Pimps of Joytime out of Brooklyn. Jeff, you should check them play the Bowery in NYC very soon. Nothing but funk, energy and lots of buetiful girls go to their shows.

    Fuck Jay-Z and especially Kanye. They're spitting about private jets, owning islands and renting stores out to shop in the worst recession of my lifetime. Out. Of. Touch. Although I do love Jay's flow.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks band would be awesome too. They tore up the Chicago Theater recently. That guy simply shreds the guitar. It sounds like Stevie Ray Vaughn is living through Trucks when you hear him play.

  • In reply to Crown:

    I totally agree with ya about Susan and Derek but I'm thinking they don't have the name recognition. That's why I ended up with so many old farts.

    That really sucks about George. I saw him about 5 years ago and he was still fun. I saw him about 10 years ago with about 20 people on stage and it was great. I really don't know anything about Rap/Hip Hop other than they were big names.

    I actually have spent a few hours with Living Colour's bassist, Muzz Skillings. A truly nice guy and a sweet, gentle soul. Not to mention a kick ass bass player. He told me about playing shows in Boston that didn't exactly flatter the city. I'm sure you can guess.

    Love the New Orleans music.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    That's awesome Canada. I feel like I was meant to be in NOLA. Maybe one day..

  • In reply to Crown:

    Living Colour was excellent in their day. Saw them at the Metro, I believe, my buddy was Metro's sound guy. A similar band imo was King's X. Dogman still an incredible album.

    But today, it's got to be Foo Fighters in the SB. CERTAINLY not Madonna.

  • In reply to Crown:

    +1 on Jay-Z and Kanye

    The Packers of the hip hop scene.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Caron Butler or Brandon Roy Willie? I'm going Caron. He can play up to Thibs expectation level for D, has a decent 15 footer and demands be gaurded. He can also board well for a guy his size.

    More up side with Roy, but I don't trust his knee.

    J Rich is another option, but I don't think he plays enough D for Thibs.

    D rose count down at 20 days.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Butler - Roy is destined for early retirement.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Roy's the only one who isn't on the wrong side of 30, but his knees seem like they're on the wrong side of deceased.

    Can Butler be a 2 guard? I read that his worst stats come from that scenario. Richardson can't play D, but he USED to be able to create his own shot. Now he's a Bogans-like corner 3 guy (though at a decent clip).

    I don't like the names being tossed around... Nick Young? Chucker. Ellis? Midget chucker. Iggy? Meh.

    How about the Detroit retreads? Yuck. Prince, Gordon, Hamilton? No thanks.

    Then you hear about shmegs like Hill and Battier... Fuck.

    Afflalo would be nice. Kevin Martin would be nice (though no defense, again). I'm down with Mayo.

    Really, the guy we need doesn't exist or cannot be obtained. It's funny to hear it - "Guy who can defend, create his own shot, and hit the three"

    Uh... 1997 Jordan?

    We have young guys we can't afford to keep... let's see a blockbuster trade... Howard!??!?!

    Make it happen Jerry (R. not A.), don't be a McCaskey.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Oh, yeah..

    How could I forget about VINCE CARTER!!!!

    We pick him up and the championship is a slam dunk!

    Oy.

    Jordan/Jamal Crawford, too... both suck.

    FUCK.

    Maybe we pick up Favre to play the 2?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Public Enemy. Or better yet, Rage Against the Machine.

    And for the folks who dig the twang, maybe Steve Earle.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Could you imagine how horrified the NFL big wigs would be if Rage finished the show with "Killing in the Name of". Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!!!!!!!!!! I love that song. If I was 16 when that came out, I would have worn it out. My folks would have had to disown me.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    The irony of RATM playing at the Super Bowl would invert the universe and we'd all revert back into a collection if amino acids floating in the primordial soup while arguing about the relative merits of the 2012 Bears receivers.

    It would be awesomely strange.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm listening to PE right now Doc.

    Let's try that experiment.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd be down with that.
    Whatever happened to Sister Souljah and Professor Griff?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    neil young

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    love Neil Young

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    John Fogerty - put him in Coach, he's ready to play.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, I laughed out loud at that...nice.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Forgot about him. Love his stuff.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Heck, I wouldn't mind seeing John Cougar Menstrual Cramp if he had a big band.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    buddy guy
    muddy waters
    bb king

    older than the
    Old farts

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I love BB King. I have ever since I was 13. Unfortunately his memory is awful and it's almost painful to see him live. It just makes you feel bad for him. Muddy Waters is my all-time favorite Blues man. Unfortunately he died in the '80's. That's why I was plugging Buddy Guy. He's 75 but he still has insane energy live. I just saw him a year ago. I've seen him about a dozen times. He doesn't drink during the shows now. He used to always get tanked during the show and by the end he would just fuck around. I booked him a couple of times and his rider called for a fifth of Remy Martin Cognac.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My favorite bluesman at this moment is Harry Manx.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    buddy guy will be at the wanee fest in april
    found that out yesterday
    that is an early gift for the holidays

    I painted my way through college
    was on a porch roof
    and up pulled a limo
    the driver who got out
    had a shirt on that said
    I drive for muddy
    I had been to see him many times in the clubs in the city
    he was the man
    I asked the driver if he knew muddy
    "He's in the backseat" he said
    the driver went to the door
    came back to the door
    and out strolled
    Mr. Morganfield
    I put my brush down; walked to the roofline
    and saluted
    What a man; he stopped and we spoke
    I miss him
    I would also like albert collins to play at halftime
    but, he can't either
    I could never understand why these folks never were part of the "american" half time show
    they set the foundation for all other shows

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Paul McCartney or Stevie Wonder.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Have they ever played the SB? Can't remember.

  • Brett Favre to Bears!! he will take us to playoffs if signed, heres why he's Brett, he is only playing 4 games to 5, our defense is lights out, he will give us 2-3 tds with 3 picks better than Hanie who gives us 3 picks with zero tds, what do we got to lose he's better than Mcnabb. he's great at lambo field. he's a mad competitor.

  • In reply to Sean:

    Yeah, why not.

    Who cares.

  • In reply to Sean:

    And he could take his tractor up here and landscape Soldiers Field, maybe make it appear presentable, that would be a sweet change of pace.

  • In reply to DaBears4ever:

    Good one.

  • In reply to DaBears4ever:

    Cost efficiency, I love it!
    Mail that suggestion to Virginia. And by mail, I mean send it via telegraph. That's how she rolls.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That truly made me laugh out loud.

  • In reply to DaBears4ever:

    yeah ha because hanie is going to take us to the playoffs, you guys right now have no room to talk or mock because we have fuckin no one at the qb position period.

  • In reply to Sean:

    Don't get your tighty whities in a knot Sean. Everybody is just fucking around because it's the only way to deal with our truly fucked up situation.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    you mean he was fucking SERIOUS!?!?!?!

    Ho-ly-sheite muslim!!!! I have to go lie down.

    I'm with GP, If farve was brought within 200 miles of Halas I would be done. I'll go over to the fucking ravens of indoor puntangball or somesuchshit.

  • In reply to Sean:

    Always on the sauce, Sean. smh.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Slapping my ho?

  • Wicket - in response to your post last thread,
    Anyone throwing Garcia's name around has no idea how far gone his velocity is. He was a terrible starting Quarterback...for the WORST team in the UFL.
    I saw him play live three times in 2010, and I was embarrassed for him. He has no zip on the ball and throwing anything beyond twenty yards was not just bad, it was impossible. He physically could not get the ball that far downfield.

    I think we should bring on Purple Drank just for the entertainment value. He and Lovie can do Nyquil commercials together. It'll be great.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    You're on a roll.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    MBP feelin it.

  • In reply to Crown:

    That's what a 30 minute power nap will do for you.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Rupert Pupkin!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Better than Jake La Motta, I suppose...although I'm starting to resemble the latter with all this holiday food around.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    damn

  • Brett wants to come back!!!

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7319269/source-brett-favre-listen-chicago-bears-called

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I will drop off the blog and turn in my Bears card if Farve suited up in navy and orange. I kid not.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The bears haven't looked into it yet but I doubt they would.

    Got to admit it though.. we would have a qb back in our mist.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Do gorillas sext pictures of their winkies too?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    No. Do you think Haine is better then Farve?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Right now? Yes, I would take Hanie in week 14 of this NFL season over Brett Favre in week 14 of this NFL season.

    Way to gloss over my mashup of the Dian Fossey story and Brett Favre's Crocs.

    Thanks, Artoo. Sniff.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    HA. I don't know. Hanie has lost my hope considering he thinks Knox can catch jump balls.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I saw how you did that MBP. +100 points for using a dian fossey story on a football blog.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you know... for all of those keeping score at home

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I think you meant, midst - a bonobo in our midst.

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    have to cut him a break... he's still going to school buttsteak.

    ...and kids these days are all about the fast-food common texting lexicon. The queen's English has been forsaketh, utterly forsaketh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol
    u r 4gvn, r2.

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    Damn it. Smart phones will screw you over.

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    Perhaps... but I thought Artoo was cleverly referring to an alcohol-induced fog as a mist. But I am a charitable guy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'd love it. Can you imagine Favre stepping in and beating GB in Lambeau ? Perfect season ... pfft! Fucking priceless. He'd do it for free.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    He would. I mean , Brett can run this offense and he will make Bennett look amazing

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not if we won, you wouldn't. Especially against the Fudgies.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Oh, this just gets better and better.
    McCown is sounding better every time one of these washed up guys gets floated like a turd in a punch bowl.

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/187730/saturday-night-live-brett-favre-wrangler-commercial

  • In reply to Artoo:

    and btw...let's get old balls a nascar like jacket and have each emblem/logo from all the teams and sheite he's sponsored sewn to this jacket..mind you it will have to be a f-ing jacket that goes all they way to the floor but sheite he'll do it.

    lol

  • See, now this is how you bootleg a show people

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-323iTNZXsw

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice job by somebody. Saw Kenny Aronoff on drums. He always brings it.

  • A Simon and Garfunkel reunion show at the Super Bowl?

    Bridge over troubled water is a pretty good theme for this season.

  • I a Hanie-Bell-Clutts backfield with a rag tag OL and a crazy D beats the Pack in Lambeau to spoil a perfect season for them, it will dwarf the 80 Olympic Hockey team.

    Somebody pick up the phone to Bill Duke, he'll be playing Lovie.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004886/

    Warren Beayty will play Martz, Roy WIlliams will be CGI like Gollum and Jar Jar Binks were and voiced by Usher.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that last sentence made me shoot water out my nose.

    Ooooozzzz nooooozzzzeeeee!

  • No this is who needs to play at the SB:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIEVqFB4WUo&ob=av2n

    and then Weird Al :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FklUAoZ6KxY

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I'd watch that!

  • I made a bet with an uncle (former college football ref) for a nice bottle of whiskey that the Bears would go 11-5 this year. My uncle is a pessimist by nature and assured me the Bears would go 8-8. As the last 5 games with Cutler unfolded he actually called me when they were 7-3 and was about to concede the bet and that the Bears would in fact now probably go 12-4 with the only loss coming to the Pack.

    As we were on the phone the report came out about Cutlers thumb. He did not concede and said we would now go 9-7 and miss the playoffs tragically.

    I upped my bet that we would make the playoffs with Hanie. he could not believe it. I will tell you why i did it.
    The only way we don't make the playoffs is if Hanie actively loses it for us. 2 or 3 picks a game and no consistency and no awareness hurts but this Bears team will step up. I am just as disgusted in this kid's play as the next guy but i have a feeling that we are not out of it yet. Oh my god does he suck but then he pulls a 80 yd drive out of his ass with 6 straight completions just to have Roy ass fuck our chance of tying the game by sucking.

    Hanie blows cock but we are still getting in because the guys on our team won't let us lose when it comes down to it...and because Max made the gayest football related comment OF ALL TIME when he said that Matt Flynn was better than Cutler.

    There has to be a showdown between Cutler and Rodgers so Peppers can do a fucking discount double check on Aaron's fucking head.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Well the football world is back in order. When was it you saw that PFT had three stories about the bears:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/

    we are hated and the under dogs again...ppphhheewww. and I thought we were not going to get this love any more this year.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    sheite I take it back it's four..damn we are so loved

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    "There has to be a showdown between Cutler and Rodgers so Peppers can do a fucking discount double check on Aaron's fucking head."

    Everything I've read about Rodgers makes it sound like he's a good guy and his teammates like him. If that's the case, you just know his teammates ride him like a rented mule over that POS commercial. It's fucking horrible and they run it over and over. I'll bet he makes sure he has some control over the next commercial.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    he basically sold his signature move out for dollah bills in that spot. Notice how he doesn't do that gay-assed move any more?

    Yeah, I've heard he's a really good guy, but that doesn't make him any less of a dbag (great football player dbag, but dbag all the same).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I noticed I haven't seen it this year. The only signature move I like is Cam Newton's Superman. It pains me to say this but I also like the Lambeau Leap. If you were in the end zone and were a fan (kill me now), it would be very cool to have one of those guys end up in your lap. In a non-gay way. of course.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Total douchebag MB... Here's a little personal story...So every year up here in Lake Tahoe they have this Celebrity Pro-am famous sports guys/actors thing at Edgewood CountryClub in S. Lake Tahoe. You've prob seen it on TV, it's the one that tony romo always chokes on the last two years...AND it's the one that Ben Rapistberger had his little "incident".
    Well two years back, my buddy was up there, he's a wheeler=dealer has lots of connections kind of guy and he's at his friends place up on the lake playing poker with some of those famous athlete types and one of them is none other than Aaron googly wall eyed Rogers. My buddy is unbiased to any NFC team...and he said that Rodgers was one of the most smug, arrogant d-bags that he's ever been around. He puts up a real nice front to the public eye, but a d-bag teenage jock type, rippin on people he didn't even know at this get-together they were at, just a straight up dick.
    THEN, as he overhears my friend having a conversation with someone else about playing Montreaux Golf Course later that weekend (a completely private exclusive course, that yes, you have to be INVITED on the course, it doesn't matter if you are rich or famous) he is suddenly all buddybuddy with my friend tryin to get him on...So he's THAT kind of douchebag....

  • Bears Regular Season Now a Tale of Survival......

    btw blogfader...

    It always has been an "F"ING SURVIVAL from the first loss to the aint's

  • Waffle, problem is Hanie IS actively losing it for us. Did it twice in a row now. That was the most anemic offense since... since... Todd Collins, well I guess that wasn't that long ago was it? Can Hanie get better, AS HE MUST, to win 3 of our next 4?

    Well I'll be rooting for him of course but these lying eyes are telling me the kid stinks.

    Which just makes me furious. What the hell have we been wasting our time with over the past 4 years? Of course we were treated to the obligatory pre-start rave up in the press about "how smart he is, how much he prepares" - until Go time, when we actually got to see him - not too smart, not too prepared, and wholly inaccurate, as well as short - not a great description for our backup QB is it? Why don't you roll right again Caleb? It's not like you did the same exact thing the last 20 times you dropped back. Oh wait it WAS.

    GREAT article by Telander talking about the 6 people who had to step up when Cutler went down, and how they're mostly flunking. Biggest one to me on there was Jerry Angelo - his job is the depth, and if Caleb Hanie represents depth, you're either terrible at your job or you don't feel any compelling need to actually win in this league. Since I assume Jerry wants to win just as we all do, that leaves us with Option A.
    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/9248627-606/grades-for-bears-vital-6-leave-team-in-a-flunk.html

    Can we fire Roy Williams right now? I don't care how many positive plays he makes if right around the corner is a teed up interception due to his HORRIBLE hands. I wish we had a real receiver, a #1 receiver, but who doesn't? and how long have we been wishing for that? (thanks again Jerry)

    Somehow it seemed to me in that game that all of the players (with just a few exceptions, Mr. Peppers The Awesome and Marion the Barbarian are a couple) realize that Jay's probably done for the season and they know how much Hanie sucks (or at least they found out during the game against the Raiders) - so they know they can't win. What else explains Sunday's game? Against one of the WORST TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE. There was NO HEART shown there.

    And now we're hoping to improve against the 6 wins in a row Broncos?

    Well, all we have is hope, so here's to hope!

    go bears?

    (said in a whisper with a question mark on the end)

  • At 4:30, there is the newspaper of the FUUUUUUUUUTURE!

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I cant' wait until the scratch'n'sniff..that's when I get in ...

  • I almost threw up just reading the link... more less the article.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/12/05/report-brett-favre-would-listen-if-the-bears-came-calling/

  • FUCK brett farve... right in his old, wrinkly, disgusting face.

    Suck it farve!

  • http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/

    WHAT!!!??? YOU WOULD MAKE NINE OUT OF TEN OF THESE CATCHES!!!

    hey bitch your lucky if you can catch a cold...you fuck!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    From Brag Biggs' "Ten Things" article in the Trib (if you hadn't read it already). The first sentence is my favorite:

    Match Roy Williams against former Bears offensive coordinator Terry Shea in a contest of positive thinking bordering on delusional and you’d have a heck of a contest.

    The Bears left 18 points on the field in the red zone with mistakes, none more individual and glaring than the pass that went off Williams’ hands and was intercepted by Chiefs safety Jon McGraw in the end zone with 4:01 remaining.

    “It was up high,” Williams said. “I didn’t see it until late and that’s why my hands went up late. I usually make those. I made one in pregame same way. So, it’s just concentration.”

    So, how many times does Williams make that play -- a play that would have been a touchdown and tied the game?

    “I guess nine of 10 now,” he said. “It’s not a tough play. It looks tough but it’s not. I can make that play.”

    So, what happened?

    “I saw it late,” he said. “I had it. I thought I had it. And it just came out.”

    And how is he feeling now?

    “My confidence is sky high,” Williams said. “I was waiting on the ball in the first, second, and third quarter. You know. I'm just waiting. Things like that are going to happen. You hope it doesn't happen at those types of critical times. But I'll be ready to go next week. There's no drop in my confidence. I'm not losing it or nothing like that.”

  • Time to employ the Hestercat.

  • Can anyone explain to me why the QB lines up wide in the Wildcat? Did anyone one ever think Cutty would seriously take a ball in the middle of the field and take a shot off someone. Who does that fool ?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I think it's just to keep him from getting hit with a cheap shot.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I distinctly remember us running the wildcat in 2009 and Cutty blocked the shit out of some safety.
    It forces the D to keep another guy out of the box or risk giving up a quick pass to the QB. If your RB can throw for shit, it means the D has no numeric advantage vs. blockers and has to win all the one-on-ones.

  • I´d like to say Haine stinks, but unfortunately he´s not alone.......

  • Her you go MB..just to get you revved up:

    From Da Coach-
    "I think when he's your backup and you've watched him for a period of two years now and he's the best you're going to get as a backup you've got to look at your evaluation. Are you evaluating this kid honestly or do we want him to succeed because we like him? There's a big difference there.

    Sometimes that happens. 'Well, he's a great kid and we want him to succeed because we like him. Chances are he won't play because Cutler won't get hurt.' Well, he's been exposed now. Can he play or can't he play? I don't know. After what I watched in two weeks I have my doubts."

    This go straight to the Great Glitchy and evaluating talent.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    p.s. fucking glitchy

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    yeah, thanks for that lobo.

    You know, my hope is that we get a real GM in this bitch next year and then we all see how much success that can create. Oh, and I get vindicated and you all buy me one of those personal airoplanes that I have no clue how to fly... but will anyway.

  • Ok. I had a crazy nap dream and woke up.

    What if our next off. coordinator is Norv Turner?

    Don't know why but that was the nap dream.

  • Anybody know why they call it a pipe dream?

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'm guessing it has something to do with opium. Chasing the dragon definitely leads to dreams.

  • I was being too serious I need to lightin up we're fucked, our season is over, and I should not be spazing out at people, It will be an Inclement 4 games Cutler injury cursed the Bears season.

  • In reply to Sean:

    Don't worry about it. None of us take this shit too personally unless someone is an a-hole all the time.

  • In reply to Sean:

    10 points for using 'inclement'. Nice one Sean.

  • What's this lying around shit?
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib43Lfdivdw

    Phil: Seasons over, man. Williams dropped the big one.

    Waffle: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

    Doc: [whispering] Germans?

    MBHAP: Forget it, he's rolling.

    Waffle: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough... [thinks hard] the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go! [runs out, alone; then returns] What the fuck happened to the blog I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Waffle, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Tebow, he's a dead man! Ponder, dead! Rodgersssss -

    MB: Dead! Waffle's right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.

    Waffle: We're just the guys to do it.

    Phil: Let's do it.

    Waffle: LET'S DO IT!!
    [Chaos ensues - Bears win remaining regular season games en route to hoisting the Super Bowl trophy February in Indy.]

  • In reply to Shady:

    awsome! Well done Sha-dy.

    (ps. I got my ass kicked? Ambushed by Max?)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    OG Max? Or phrozen cheesedick max? Either way you'll get your revenge.

  • In reply to Shady:

    naw, I'd kick OG Max's ass (not that I'd want to)... the cheesedick Max... supposedly he's like 6'10" 389 LBS and is next in line to fight (and beat) Anderson Silva.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I believe the 389 lb part. I think they ran a special on him on Discovery.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/hogs-gone-wild/

    ?

  • In reply to Shady:

    we have to beat Denver Shady we just have to. Bear Down.

  • In reply to Sean:

    Unfortunately Sean, God is on THEIR side. I think that may be a little hard to overcome don't you?

  • In reply to Shady:

    C'mon Shady...God has a great sense of humor....look at what Denver is doing...their winning ...until next Sunday..then we're gonna mioder dem (as Curly would say!)
    God is leaving it to us to show Tebow the light(s)..out that is!!!!!

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    that'll be 6 hail mary's and a whosyafathah.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hehehe

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    Haha booya! but seriously he's fucking dead

  • In reply to Shady:

    God was on the side of the Israelites. Look how that turned out. Poor bastards been conquered, enslaved, disenfranchised, and damn near exterminated. Not that I imagine the Bears in the role of the Nazi's here (I hate Chicago Nazi's). I'm just saying, God might be OK with it. You never know with God. He could be up there right now thinking, "Fuck Tebow."

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    That's whast I said..."we gonna moider Him!!!!!"

  • In reply to Sean:

    It is more likely that my johnson turns into a frosted chocolate-coated tourist attraction for a country full of nubile asian ladies than we beat Denver with Caleb Hanie. Does he know the read-option I wonder ?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    priceless.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Thanks for putting that image in my head, Sweetness. Please do me a favor and call yourself "Irish" from now on.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Good luck with that, Irish. You can do it!! Take one for the team. Or take a whole bunch of them.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I wish I was a character but I know I don't fit any of those characters lol great movie to boost our spirits

  • In reply to Artoo:

    You R2 a character, Erik.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ha! I see how you did that!

    You're on a rollio today. +50 points!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ouch!

  • In reply to Artoo:

    C'mon Artoo - I always pegged you as Larry Kroger with the Dean's daughter.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    wait... who's flounder?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I dunno, but I picture DaCoach's Moustache as D-Day.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    me too

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Martz is Doug Niedermeyer.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    DEAD!

    ...oh, whoops, wait... oh, uhhhh...

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady...sweet classic!!!!! I think I would of preferred the road trip

    you trusted us:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOXtWxhlsUg

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    or maybe this for the half time SB:

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

  • I say we fire Martz now and let Tice run that offense with all the Martz lingo and plays, but without Martz' decision making.

    Martz isn't going to be here next year, and we might as well get a good 5 games of experience in.

    Hire whoever Tice wants to replace him as Olinemen coach.

    Tice has never called a game offensively, say you? Well, you and I can call a game and get more than 3 points.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    I'm not a Chicago Bears historian by any stretch but has any coach ever been fired before the season was officially over? I don't think so but I'm not sure. However, I'm really hoping your scenario unfolds next season...

  • I think tice as OC is frightening... and I want to keep him as Oline coach. We need a real OC (a good fucking one this time) and some real olinemen to add to the stable.

    Oh yeah, and a #1 WR. A real FS, a replacement for lach... and my two front teeth.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    o.k. MB..I couldn't resist I had to repost for you:

    Her you go MB..just to get you revved up:

    From Da Coach-
    "I think when he's your backup and you've watched him for a period of two years now and he's the best you're going to get as a backup you've got to look at your evaluation. Are you evaluating this kid honestly or do we want him to succeed because we like him? There's a big difference there.

    Sometimes that happens. 'Well, he's a great kid and we want him to succeed because we like him. Chances are he won't play because Cutler won't get hurt.' Well, he's been exposed now. Can he play or can't he play? I don't know. After what I watched in two weeks I have my doubts."

    This go straight to the Great Glitchy and evaluating talent.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    how about my two guards...MB......maybe we cab ask T-Bo to talk to the big guy for us.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ibSvOWAMg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That last line makes you my vote for GM.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    sweet, that's one.

  • Man, I defended Heinous but he sucks, and there's no way you put all of that on Martz and Roy. Sign McNabb. Who cares if he doesn't know the playbook, the playbook fucking sucks anyways, and Martz needs to go if somebody isn't stupid enough to actually hire him.

  • this one is for you mr. urlacher
    when you're in the superbowl
    I am bringin' Mr Cleanhead back to sing this one for you

    Mr. Chttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiagUocSLsM&feature=related

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    sorry
    that's a bad address
    see below

  • WTF
    this better work

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

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I thought you were going to link the song "He was a Friend of Mine". A really funny song about his wang. I've got him singing it with Roomful of Blues. It starts out with his friend watching him shave and now that he's old it just watches him tie his shoes. Good Stuff!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    gotta find that one
    I have been on a steady diet of blues
    since the hanie era

  • Like most of you I've grown very tired of Mike Martz and would mind seeing the last of him, but from what Jay told ESPN yesterday, he does not see it that way.

    My apologies if this has already been posted...

    Speaking on ESPN 1000 radio, Cutler stressed the importance of continuity in offensive scheme.

    "We're building something here," Cutler said. "If you look at the offenses around the league that are really good -- Green Bay, the Patriots, the Saints -- there is consistency there. They've been in the same system. They've had the same offensive coordinator. They've had the same receivers, tight ends, guys around them that have grown up in the system.

    "If you want to be an elite offense in this league, that's what you have to do. You can't keep shipping guys in and out. You can't keep doing different offensive coordinators left and right. It's hard on quarterbacks and it's hard on everyone to learn that kind of stuff."

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/bcbsy

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    wouldn't mind

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    suck it up jay. How'd you like 2-3 games back a year, AND not get CTE when you're 40. Think of it that way.

    Short term discomfort for a lombardi and the ability to still speak english later in life.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    interesting article on the relationship
    of an offensive coordinator
    and his QB
    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/32859/air-and-space-jay-cutlers-turn-with-martz

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    did you like eddie "cleanhead" vinson
    i know it's old school nyquill
    but
    that was a funny song

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    I am actually for Martz staying for that very logic, but it's getting more and more obvious that Martz isn't going to be here next year, and unless we get some sort of Christmas miracle, we ain't doing shit this year, so why not just make the changes already?

    I know we're still technically in the wildcard lead, but when the Wizard of Oz can only muster 3 points against a shitty ass KC team at home in a must win game, the curtains are parted...

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Agreed. And just like the one in the movie, our Wizard of Oz is not too bright, and really gets it all done with smoke and mirrors.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Precisely, we are in the wildcard lead because of Jay Cutler. Hanie will ensure that we are not in the lead, and very soon, starting with a loss to Denver. Detroit and Dallas should win next week, probably the next too. Seattle are well capable of beating us as things stand, as are GB obviously, and Ponder the last week. If we can only manage 3 points against the Chiefs, then that's it ... unless we get Cutler back, by which time it could be too late.

    As usual for a Bears' fan, we're left with our usual mantra "There's always next year ...."

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    I'd agree with that completely. There have to be plays in MM's playbook that are good - we've seen them - it's just his choice and distribution of them that sucks. Lovie has failed to rein Martz in over this, allowing him more control than he should have, clearly. Or at least call plays germane to the ability of the players on the field.

  • too bad SD is doing well tonight.

    If they lost, he might have been the next coach fired, and he would be a good OC that we could hire immediately, like this year, install his playbook, and let Martz retire in Ariz.

    Norv is a choker as HC, but no one can deny his offensive prowess.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Hey..my dream!!

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Any bad blood there? If someone fires my brother, they can suck it!

  • TEBOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUCKING DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't provide value anymore because it just comes down to heart at this point. We know Hanie is going to piss it awan offense. It is just up to Hester on ST, Lach and Pep and the rest of the defense to just say fuck it we are going to do the scoring and turn this bitch into 2005

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I loved that year.

    You know, this is why I hate this team sometimes. We have the parts on one side but cannot seem to get the other side to work.

    Why the hell not?

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    i think the reason hanie did so well in the loss to the packers
    he had no time to think about it
    he just went in there and winged it
    so to speak

    I believe he just needsa to go out there in denver
    and play by intuition
    he is over analyzing this way too much
    hopefully the lack of oxygen will have a positive effect on him
    and he won't be able to think straight
    amd that goes for martz also

    go with the
    inner guru
    fuck the mindset
    sports is about reaction without thought

    think it out during the week
    study and be prepared
    but on sunday let the game come from the intuitive realm
    stop thinking hanie and just play with reckless abandon

  • Total douchebag MB... Here's a little personal story...So every year up here in Lake Tahoe they have this Celebrity Pro-am famous sports guys/actors thing at Edgewood CountryClub in S. Lake Tahoe. You've prob seen it on TV, it's the one that tony romo always chokes on the last two years...AND it's the one that Ben Rapistberger had his little "incident".
    Well two years back, my buddy was up there, he's a wheeler=dealer has lots of connections kind of guy and he's at his friends place up on the lake playing poker with some of those famous athlete types and one of them is none other than Aaron googly wall eyed Rogers. My buddy is unbiased to any NFC team...and he said that Rodgers was one of the most smug, arrogant d-bags that he's ever been around. He puts up a real nice front to the public eye, but a d-bag teenage jock type, rippin on people he didn't even know at this get-together they were at, just a straight up dick.
    THEN, as he overhears my friend having a conversation with someone else about playing Montreaux Golf Course later that weekend (a completely private exclusive course, that yes, you have to be INVITED on the course, it doesn't matter if you are rich or famous) he is suddenly all buddybuddy with my friend tryin to get him on...So he's THAT kind of douchebag....crap douple post sorry....15yd DoublePost penalty

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    "Personal story" that doesn't involve you???

    Yea, I believe your "unbiased" friend that's a "wheeler=dealer".

    Cool story though!

  • In reply to January23rd2011:

    Wheeler-dealer as in 'Has sold a lot of multi-million dollar real estate' so yes...always wheeling and dealing... and unbiased as in he is doesn't care about NFC, he's a Raiders fan, born and raised in the Bay Area, so he really doesn't give two shit's about the NFC..there's a lot of fans who a very conference oriented..

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    *are*

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    shits..

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    damn i can't type tonight...i'm going to bed

  • Bears new theme song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wow, nice sound on that vid - 212 avg kbps stereo. An unscrupulous person could download that and rip a nice mp3. Thanks.

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-spt-1206-pompei-film-session--20111206,0,1378439.column

    Interesting.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Maybe he got big-headed from all of the pro-Louis talk after his 15 mph tackle after interception. Or do you thin the KC D Coordinator seen something that Tice didn't?

  • I have to throw something out there non-football related... My father and I spent all of last years NCAA basketball season watching Richardson and Paul(Screw Mccamey and Tisdale, the only senior last year worth a crap was Davis). Every game we would look at each other and say "If Weber lets these guys run, we are going to be waaaaay better in 2011-12." Wouldn't ya know it, Illini looks great and Bruce is letting the young guys run! Add to that the more mature Leonard and the 5th year dude from Bradley and we have what could be something special for the next year or two.
    That being said, what NCAA team do Chicago natives watch? For some reason, I figure since you all love the Bears like me, then you must be Illini, Bulls, and Cardinal fans like me.. oops?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Blame McCamey, not Bruce. Demetri was the anchor on last years team.
    This years team is way deeper, and way more athletic in the frontcourt. I agree with you - I think this year could be very surprising.

  • Congrats Ender on the Cardinals WS win. Tommy LaSorda was a great coach. Best wishes to him in retirement.

  • Vegas has Denver as 3 1/2 pt favorites. All kidding aside, this is a very winnable game. Tebow is a fascinating athlete but I look to see a very low scoring affair with the Bears winning 13-10.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I can't possibly pick the Bears to win any game until they prove they're capable of doing so. Not after this past Sunday's embarrassment against the Chiefs. From this point on I don't expect a win at all. Sure they CAN win, but I won't believe it until I see it.

  • Mike Martz can go to hell. That's all I have to say about that.

  • Perno, I agree with both comments. I'm convinced that the biggest goat in these two losses, aside from the obvious (Caleb Hanie sucking) is Mike Martz. It turns out he really isn't that good of an OC is he? We used to complain bitterly about the Rat Bastard Ron Turner not being able to fit his scheme to our always skill challenged and incomplete offense. Turns out Martz is the same way. He may be a little better on in-game calls but the scheme, THE SCHEME!!!!, is not right for Hanie - anyone, it seems clear, can see that.

    Also turns out that with anybody less skillful than Jay Cutler, we'd probably be more like 5-7 right now instead of the 9-3 we were headed to with Jay.

    I appreciate Jay's comments about the need for consistency, he is probably saying he knows how to make Martz's crap work, but there are enough unknowns and troubleshooting which occur in a season to mean that it's not enough that Jay can work us through it. UNLESS Martz gave up his ridiculous Never-Heard-Of-This-Before-In-My-Life edict that the QB cannot audible (at least never heard of it on the NFL level). No, if everyone agreed to make the offense more of a collaberation between Martz and Jay, then I could support more of Martz. Without that, no thank you.

    BTW, do you suppose Martz is consulting with Tice on play calls during the game? What I see suggests otherwise. And if that's the case, can you imagine what it would be like to be Tice, and having him continue calling the dropbacks when Louis is having the aforementioned meltdown of his still-emerging career? Tice should punch Martz in his fat face. That's probably why Martz wears glasses, so people won't do that to him.

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