Not the Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears Game Preview

Not the Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears Game Preview

Normally on Thursday mornings I like to have my game preview up for the coming game. In that game preview there will be a collection of thoughts on Bears vs. Blah Blah ranging from vague cliches like "the Bears must contain the run game" to specifics (based on previous game-watching) like "Johnny Knox must get the first step on the nickel corner when lined up in the slot on the second-and-long". They are game previews, sure. But mostly there are de facto game plans - my objectives for and warnings to the Chicago Bears.

I will do no such thing this week. Not after losing to the short bus Kansas City Chiefs offense two Sundays ago at Soldier Field and not after The Marion Barber Game. (Side note: Barber should be ashamed of himself for avoiding the media the way he's done since his pathetic display Sunday. It's one thing to showcase such mental laziness. It's a worse thing to avoid taking responsibility for it with the fans.) What would be the point of trying to break down a football game featuring these Cutler-less Chicago Bears? Do you believe they can score two touchdowns (in one game) on any team in football?

But I want a win Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Perhaps the Falcons will lose Thursday night to the Jacksonville Jaguars and that win Sunday would insert this post-Cutler disaster into the postseason race once again. But even if the Falcons roll the Jags, as they should, I want the Bears to show up for the final regular season home game of the year and deliver an inspired effort. I want to see the kind of spirit and fight that will inspire me throughout the offseason to believe the 2012 Chicago Bears will be able to fulfill the promise of the 7-3 2011 Chicago Bears. I want to see that these men wearing navy blue and orange are not quitting on this campaign after the disasters of the past eight quarters.

Win. Whether it matters or not for any playoff hunt. Win. Your fans, especially those gathered on Lake Shore Drive Sunday, deserve this from you. This season was far too exciting, far too promising, for everything to devolve into a black hole of winless football in the final month. Win. For us. Please.

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  • Beat Seattle (somehow). Cutty comes back. Green Bay dicked. Playoffs. Green Bay dicked again. Disneyworld.

  • The Hanie Bears have a better chance of beating Seattle @ Soldier field than the Cutler Bears have of knocking off the Packers @ Lambeau in primetime.

    Agree or Disagree?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Useless question.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Disagree. We have a very small chance of beating Seattle with Hanie. We are a foregone conclusion to beat GB with Cutty. Green Bay has the 31st ranked defense in the NFL ergo they cannot outscore a Cutty-fuelled offense. QED.

  • I'm not sure the Barber Game is due to mental laziness.. 29 touches Blogfather. Where is the line drawn between mental laziness and physical fatigue?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Well said. People need to get off Barber's case. He made ONE mental error in the game. He ran out of bounds. That's all he did. He didn't score points for the Broncos. He didn't blow our brains out, he ran out of fkn bounds. He gave the Broncos maybe 35 seconds more. That's all. The fumble was a brilliant strip, it wasn't 'his fault'. What else did Barber do ? He ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, that's what he did - he was the only dude on offense that kept us in the game. Call it the Matt Prater game, that's who won it.

  • And how in the name of God was his display pathetic? Okay, running out of bounds wasn't the greatest thing he could have done, but it was one play out of thirty. That's an acceptable average. Still want to pointlessly throw blame at a single person Jeff ? Try the coaches for not pulling him aside and saying "Okay Marion, now wee need to keep this thing in bounds okay? Every touch, remember that - stay in bounds." He should know that already ? Then what the hell is the point of having any coaches at all? Why don't the players just draw up their own plays, train themselves and do everything on their own then?

    At what point do Tebow's will to win and never-say-die Payton-esque attitude, the Denver defense and Prater's leg get any credit. I don't get your inconsistency Jeff, you'll rip the player that actually had us within shouting distance of the win, but you continually defend the incompetent fool loser GM that's been a cancer in our belly for ten years ? That's arseways.

  • There is no Prater in this game. There is no chance for Denver to win anything if Marion Barber stays in bounds.

    Chicago wins the game if Marion Barber doesn't fumble while the Bears are already in field goal range in OT. I'm not making these arguments any more. Anyone who wants to skirt blame away from Barber is reaching. There's a reason the guy's been avoiding the press like the plague for half a week.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    i think he's been avoiding the press because he's one of hurd's customers and hurd has been low on supply. without the bolivian powder marching through his veins, marion just doesn't have the nerve to stand in front of the camera.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    That might not be a million miles away from the truth. Makes you wonder why they let Hurd and Barber go in the first place. Did they know the boys were into the bolivian marching powder?

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    "Anyone who wants to skirt blame away from Barber is reaching."

    And in turn Jeff anyone laying sole blame on Barber for the loss is also "reaching". We should have won that game long before Barber went out of bounds or the fumble in OT.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    We were up by 10 points - I think that qualifies as a "win" situation.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not with 8 minutes left and not against a team who has a knack at surprising comebacks.

    2 minutes left up 10 points yeah no problem...

    The fat lady must sing brother.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    2 minutes left, up 3 and the opposition has no timeouts...
    That should sort of be an automatic too.
    Just saying.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    I'd make a comment about Marshawn Lynch's mama at this point but I'd be disappointed in myself.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    No one mentions the guys that stripped him though. It was "Barber fumbles..." - he had the ball ripped away from him. Granted, the combination of running out of bounds and having the ball stripped does not bode well for the game's MVP award.

  • What about your inconsistency in the next to last sentence? Who signed that player that actually had us within shouting distance to win and gave us depth at RB?

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Oh oh oh... I know this one!

    Pick me....

    Oh, yes. For the win alex... who is... jerry angelo!!!!

    Tell him what he won johnny

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You've won a solar-powered juicer. Thanks for playing MB ... it *was* Jerry Angelo.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Hold up a sec, he might be part of the Escobar Brothers .....

  • Totally agree on Barber. It took me a while to get over the anger of seeing the game go to shit with less than a minute on the clock, but I can't blame one guy for this mess. Barber played his heart out, delivered a great run game for us and one "aw shit" should not wipe that out.

    The fumble was a classic strip. We jump for joy and celebrate when our team does it. We've got to be mature enough to deal with it when it happens to one of our own. Get over it. We are so far ahead of the game on stripping the ball out that we could could lose hundreds and still be in the plus column.

  • Great analyses Jeff. The only change I might make is instead of the last eight quarters, I might say the last 10 quarters and 45 seconds. Thanks.

  • Leave Barber alone already. Gawd you're like a jilted teenager.

    He does not owe you, or any other whining fan, a fucking interview with some douche bag from the press. I mean really, you can't be serious?

  • In reply to SC Dave:


  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Precisely. What's he going to say? "I ran out of bounds, gee, I'm really sorry Chicago." Fuck that. Who cares? Should he have to apologize? No, just run for two hundred yards and score 2 TDs against Seattle. Then block every bastard that gets into the backfield and comes looking for Cutty in the GB game. That's how you do it. Screw the media. Football players owe them nothing. Football does not need reporters. I could care less what some fool thinks. Gregg Easterbrook has something to say. The rest don't.

  • Jebus, it's a rule!

  • Love about Marion not talking to the media:

    "There are things in place for that," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "I assume most of our guys answer when they’re supposed to and meet with you guys but I’ve got other things on my mind right now instead of that."

    That is about as close as Lovie gets to saying "I don't give a rat's ass". Stuff like this makes it clearer why his players like the man so much. I'd should learn to be as subtle when telling someone to fuck off.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    As I should learn to proofread... *sigh*

  • I hate to repost but it looks like its warranted-

    Every time i think of Barber and last weeks game I think of that ESPN documentary "Catching Hell". Yes I'm a Sox Fan (and A's fan- funny how other sports you can have two fav teams but football is the one sport where it's sacrilege and I love it for that!) and watching that really opened my eyes to how neither Buckner, nor any one play or player doomed that team. It was a culmination of events and combination of players that led to that team losing and it was the same last Sunday. But most importantly I think of what Rev Rolenz said in that documentary-

    “We need to look at what damage the idea of scapegoat does, not only to the person who becomes the scapegoat but to those people that are jeering and berating the scapegoat. It diminishes our humanity,”

    I like Barber, he plays hard and this loss was much bigger than one man. I hope if and when he decides to speak to the media someone takes that message to him instead of the same old scapegoat questions and sound bite fishing.

  • Considering Marion Barber doesn't talk to the media in wins or losses, I have to agree. It's not like he ducked out and hid. He never talks. Right?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    You are right, Blast HardCheese. Maybe the NFL will threaten to fine him retroactively. He'll be forced to talk. My advice to Marion in that case would be to say, "God pushed me out." The media would eat it up.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Blast Hardcheese ! Mwah!

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I was going to put that in my post, but I was not sure and too lazy at the time to look it up. I never remember him talking to the press, and he does not need to now.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Unfortunately there are no rules who talks to or doesn't talk to the media. But instead of Barber answering for his play, seven different Bears players addresses them with the media. Seven.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Technically, that's not true. - this is last years policy.
    There are rules in place for media access to each and every NFL player.
    Whether or not Marion is technically in violation of those rules, only the NFL league office can determine. But NFLPA players have a responsibility, under their collective bargaining agreement with the NFL, to attempt to meet the demands of public relations with media.

    Spitting in the face of the media is not a good way to retain popularity and exposure with the general public, whether you like reporters or not. Hence policies are in place that ensure access to coaches and players throughout the season.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And frankly if a player doesn't like the rules, ANY of the rules, they have a couple of options:
    1) ignore them and suffer the consequences
    2) appeal their violation through the league office
    3) adhere to NFL/NFLPA policies
    4) find a different line of work
    5) take a leadership role in collective bargaining to change the access rules

    Marion doesn't like the media and doesn't believe talking to reporters is part of his job description..unfortunately for him, it is absolutely part of the package deal you get when you are an NFL player. If the club wants to make him available, he damn well better BE available.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Sam Hurd certainly had #4 covered.

  • HAH!

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    What is to be gained by making Barber admit he should have run out of bounds, Jeff?

    What do you want from this? Is satisfying whatever that is worth watching someone go through public humiliation who has beyond any doubt already suffered far more for than you for the error?

    Do you think your opinion, or the opinion of any of us that does not work at Halas Hall, on his accountability means jack shit compared to those of his teammates?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    To some degree, since Marion is getting paid $5 million over the next two years to play for the Bears organization, yes, our opinions as the source of income that provides money to his pocket should mean more than "jack shit".
    I'm not saying I would expect him to fall on his sword and cry, but this illusion that they only play for their team-mates...well, maybe it helps them cope psychologically but it is not true. They play at the behest of the ownership group, and therefore by extension, at the behest of the fans that pay for the tickets and the merch and the NFL Sunday Ticket packages.

  • What I'd really like to see is the media take responsibility for mental laziness.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    hee hee

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Comment of the month!

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    + a large amount

  • Woulda, coulda, shoulda.
    The Bears woulda probably beat the Raiders if Martz doesn't call 21 pass plays in the first half, including the damn TE screen.
    The Bears coulda probably beat the Chiefs if Lovie doesn't call time outs at the end of the first half, allowing the Chiefs to throw a hail mary....and if Marion Barber doesn't line up illegally and Roy Williams doesn't drop a TD pass.
    The Bears shoulda beat the Broncos, but the D went into prevent and Barber inexplicable ran out of bounds and then fumbled it.
    All three winnable games.
    Dear Prudence, won't you open up your eyes!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    OOPS, Dear Prudence. In person, one of the best songs I've ever heard live.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    So players had nothing to do with it?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Funny isn't it? Barber hasn't exactly endeared himself to Bear's fans these last two games - ditto Williams ... and now Sam Hurd turns out to be a Tony Montana wannabe. We should be really careful in future about what Jerry Jones sends us. I don't like Jerries.

  • Shady... awesome man. You gotta gets you a blues toofs.

    common mangs.

    (ps. I'm still giggling about that decoy package)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Shady:



  • BradBiggsabout 9 hours ago#Seahawks coach Pete Carroll makes a request for Jim Cornelison to sign National Anthem on Sunday.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, I think he means sing, but...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I found it on twitter, do you happen to have a news story type link?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    no sir, I do not.

  • there are 87,000+ names to get season tickets for lambue field... fucking crazy motherfuckers.

    I can't wait to ruin their perfect season in that shithole. Can't. Wait.

    With or without hanie or cutler.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hate to say it MB, but Lambeau Field is way better than Soldier Field. The McCaskey's are total douchebags. Mikey is the #1 douchebag.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    McCaskeys don't run Soldier Field.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    If Virginia was responsible for field maintenance, the perennially sorry ass condition of the turf would make more sense.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Actually, I think the field would be better if the McCaskeys were responsible for maintenance. They have an investment in players to protect.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I was referring to Virginia in, driving her John Deere Model A in circles around Soldier Field like an escapee from the Grapes of Wrath.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Correct sir! The Bears are just a cash cow for those bludgers. The players are just depreciable assets.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    im number 90370 i think

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Wonderful... good luck with that

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I'm sure you can think of some ways to advance up the line.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Gosh, I always thought the backup is suppose to know the whole playbook...AND....after 3 losses we are now going to open up the playbook? Huh? Isn't that the OC's job to create a gameplan and adjust to what the opposition's defense is doing so that the ream can be successful? Or did I miss something here?

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    You missed something there. Prior to the Denver game, Biggs wrote that Martz would open the playbook to Hanie. Now, going into the Seattle game, Biggs writes that Martz will open the playbook to Hanie. Wtf?

    Biggs essentially peddles the same storyline two weeks in a row. Or Martz peddled it to Biggs two weeks in a row. But if Martz is selling recycled trash, shouldn't Biggs point that out? Shouldn't he write something like, "It's worth remembering, however, that Martz said the same shit last week, and look how that turned out." But instead he writes stuff like, "Martz was content to be ultra-conservative in Denver...," like the previous incarnation of the story never happened.

    Or am I missing something?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Obviously Martz was referring to the other know, the one that has "For Dummies" on the cover.

  • Couse...even if Hanie gets it to some one the receiver still needs to catch the damned thing and hang on to it. So even if Martz turns him loose...will we gain much?

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    Bingo. +1

  • Will the Bears D break the beast streak of 100 yard games?

  • If MBHP gets points out of Ryan Grant this weekend, I am throwing this can of Schlitz I am drinking at 8:30 in the morning across the room...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    In fact, there needs to be a flag thrown on this. You cannot attempt to win the DBB FF championship using 3 Packers. The trifecta rule.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Careful, or we'll have to consider unnecessary roughness for drinking Schlitz.

  • In reply to gpldan:


    If my running back situation had not been gutted by injury this season, believe me, Grant would not have been an option.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    This amounts to high treason MBP!


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have a chance to win both of the major DBB leagues this year, in addition to last years championship.

    Not even my hatred of the Packers is going to sway me from my appointment with destiny.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    again... that is like winning a bet by fucking your best friend's girl... whom you hate... just to win the bet.

    For shame MBP, for shame. I hope you get some soap for xmas, because you're going to need to shower after that win(s).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I look at it this way.
    Until Christmas Day, how the Packers offense performs is immaterial to our season now.

    Trust me, if I'm in the championship round in DBB II, and I have to make the call to sit or start Rodgers and Nelson for all the marbles...I'll probably sit them.
    One, because I don't seem them doing much against the Bears D. Two, because I would feel really dirty winning that round on the backs of that merry band of douchebags.

    But until then - yeehaw!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm just messing with you man. know... saying stuff just to say it.

  • In reply to gpldan:


    GPL - did you find it in your sofa cushion next to a priceless objet d'art?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Interestingly, they stopped making Schlitz after the Vietnam war.

    Since then, they have just been selling back stock.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    GPL probably just drank the first one off the production know, just because.
    Sort of like when Panetta broke out the 1870 vintage to celebrate the double-tap to Bin Laden's brain pan.

    Love ya, GPL.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    right back at ya... bringin the gusto. This is me, although it strangely looks like DB Cooper

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ah, Schlitz. Beer of champions, brewed in snowy Alabama.
    Is this you too? It strangely looks like a beer guzzling Steve Buscemi zombie.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I love the smell of Schlitz in the morning ... smells like ... piss!

  • I think the Jaguars are absolute suck incarnate, but please, please, please win tonight lest our postseason hopes be extinguished.

    And whoever else commented that we should go for Stevie Johnson...abso-fucking-lutely.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I said that. He's a whole pocket full of weird, but Rodman worked in the windy city so anything can.

  • @mikecwright: Bears receiver Sam Hurd arrested last night on federal drug charges, according to Dallas Morning News >> uh oh.

    Oh for christ's sake. Really?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh for fuck sake.

    What is it with wide recievers and fat-ass linemen (J-Russell not excluded)?

    Does the resin work as a substitute for stick-um?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm sure it's much tougher to find a drug dealer in Chicago-land than in Dallas....?!?!?

    What the fuck, Sam.
    Did you find the sticky-icky during a Woot-off and couldn't pass up a bargain?
    I mean, really.
    Was your contact in Texas an Amazon-Prime affiliate?
    Really, Sam?
    Was the guy down the block from Lake Shore Dr only available between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm?
    Really. Really.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If it's true...he gone! And the 'Hits" just keep commin'!

  • MB30 - I say shit just to say it too...I consider us the potatoes in the DBB stew.

    (slashtag - sarcasm) - because using real slash tags breaks this shitheap comment code.

  • I'll say this for Johnny Knox - he hasn't been arrested for mail-ordering weed from out-of-state yet.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    cream mo the crop baby! Now if he could only catch the short routes and fight for balls (you know, like packer fans).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know who else fights for balls?

    Rock Hudson.


    time for another beer...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I like that, I have to say I like that. Are you here all week?

  • Well, this takes care of getting any left overs from the Cowboys! Geez...

  • Hey, google-eyes...fuck you too.,0,1579354.story

  • How dilfer and buck landed so low on the list I'll never know. And Acheforman should be at least 3

  • if you can stomach this... watch the touchdown play. Watch the dude literally clotheslining pep. He has his arm around pep's neck... tackling him. That's not a hold?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Looks like a hold to me. Youtube should be full of examples of non-calls like that one from the Denver game. NFL copyright lawyers keep it honest, though.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    See my comments on the game thread. There are two reasons that is not a hold:

    1) Peppers plays for Chicago.
    2) Tebow jerseys are hot right now.

  • this is for you Al. John Clayton is all of his chicken-like splendor:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I had Sportscenter on the other day and my wife, who hates organized sports with a passion, commented on what a dweeb John Clayton is.

    So, the hatred he inspires extends beyond the realm of fandom. He was doubly unimpressed when I told her about his hair.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Boy, she'd love it if she knew I just called her a man. She does wear combat boots; I'd like to not get one in the patuckus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    LOL. THANK YOU for lifting the curtain on THAT, MB!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    most welcome Al.

    I always thought that he quite reminded me of Ms. Prissy from Foghorn Leghorn fame.

  • Yay!

    Mission accomplished!

    Wait... what was the mission again?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It is rare for America to be involved in a conflict for which the victory conditions are stated and understood. World War II (unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers) and Desert Shield (explusion/elimination of Iraqi military formations in Kuwait as authorized by UN Resolutions 660 and 678) being the only two examples I can think of in the last 100 years.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Unconditional surrender didn't enter the picture until 1943...which is good to remember. It certainly was not the explicit or understood policy of the US before that point.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Which, don't get me wrong, supports the thesis that foreign policy (certainly not just ours) tends to be reactionary, and that just extends into the approach to open military conflict.

  • oh, it's worse than just wanting a fucking dime bag every now and then...

    HOLY.... SHEITE... MUSLIM!!!

    skjensen Sam Hurd told undercover agent he wanted to purchase 5-10 kilograms of cocaine & 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week to distribute in Chicago

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Between him and Jerome Simpson, I'm wondering if there's a "John Beck Guide to Making Millions off Drug Sales" DVD making the rounds in these locker rooms.

    "Tired of only making millions a year to catch a football? Not able to afford that new Lambo and wondering why Lance Briggs gets all the stripper poon? Well, wonder no more, fellas! In just five easy steps, I'll show YOU how to start your own multi-million dollar drug sales franchise with no money down."

    Seriously, what the fuck!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    good idea for a business MBP. Is it illegal to make a video telling people how to break the law, while not actually doing it yourself?

    I say go for it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sanzenbacker is probably learning to cook meth.

  • In reply to gpldan:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What's the worst that can happen ? AmIrightoramIright?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    that reminds me of this:

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh boy. The HITS just keep on comin' for Your Chicago Bears!

    "Well everybody's HURD about the bird..." The Trashmen, 1963

    "I HURD it through the grapevine..." Marvin Gaye, 1968

    "Have you HURD about the lonesome loser..." - Little River Band 1979

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hurd - Nine Inch Nails

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Thanks, Crunch, but I prefer the HEARD juxtapositions .

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Form the Underworld - The Herd (Peter Frampton's 1st band)

  • You pathetic whining bitches! Denver would have beaten you even if Cuntler did play - because you have the dumbest coaches in the league. Thank You Lovie for being the bears coach, it makes it a lot easier for crappy teams to beat the cheap shot bears. I bet shitty Seattle sacks hanie at least 5-6 times, picks, fumbles and Marshawn Lynch running right through fucking urlicker. And please don't even mention the 7-7 bears beating the Packers at Lambeau, which by the way, blows away your clumpy fuck hole of a stadium. Oh yeah did you see the story on the news, where the Chicago health inspectors checked out Soldier Field. I laughed so hard when I found out the fucking Mckaskeys not only feed you morons shit on the field, they feed you shit-dogs during the game. Seriously Green Bay will kick your ass with Matt Flynn as QB... have fun bears watching the playoffs at home. Ahhhh Green Bay, perfect season, maybe, but not that important. Green Bay back to back Super Bowl winners.....guaranteed!

  • Well, I guess it turns out that Sam-I-Am wasn't in the recreational weed business.

    He was in the full-blown, La Coca Nostra, 5-to-10 keys of the fluffy stuff category.

    Dude, I know it's not easy to get by on a 3-yr $5.25 million contract, but I would think a sponsorship deal with Uno's would have been a better means to afford the extra condo.

    That's a big bowl of California Cornflakes, Sam.

  • I'm the type to rail against people who throw their hands up and say, "That's it! Season's over!" at the first sign of trouble.

    That said, there are thunder clouds on the horizon.,0,461077.story

    I don't see the Bears making the playoffs, and the way the last 3 games have gone, I don't see Cutler hurrying back. No point in rehabbing your ass off, just to get on a frozen field against the best team in the game, with no realistic chance of playing the next week.

    Thus, I see Cutler out the rest of the year, Forte not being able to turn the ship around, the ST (and to a minor extent, the WR corps) being hampered by Hurd's situation as well as Hester's lingering dings and dents, and the defense continuing to be exposed by poor in-game schemes.

    The Seahawks could well be a win; Vikings should be a win--even with the Bears so low. But then, I thought that about the Chiefs and the Broncos.

    Bottom line, this team has become adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory--they've learned several ways how to lose games that they should win. Which means I don't expect playoffs.

    8-8, maybe 9-7. There is a VERY outside chance Atlanta craps the bed and the Bears sneak into the playoffs, but then they're going to New Orleans and the result won't be pretty.

    My hope is that all this late-season collapse prompts JA to retire, and whoever the new GM is, he comes in on the condition that wholesale changes get made. I know Lovie doesn't deserve all the blame for what happened these past few weeks, but if he hadn't been his regular (inept) self early in the season, maybe a 3-game slide late isn't as deadly.

    Plus, it's clear that Lovie has a blind spot when it comes to Martz (or any of the assistant coaches, as well as many of his players, as well). Marts was off his rocker with play calling early in the season. Things got better. Then he goes off his rocker again, calling 7-step drops for Caleb Hanie. WTF? And if Martz was so right about Hanie--after being so WRONG about Collins last year--why didn't Love do something more?

    Really, I just want Cowher before Miami gets him. I'm sick of the Lovie/JA era.

  • Well you see Navy when you only make $1.75 million a year to sit on the bench you really need a supplemental income.

    7 min mark and keep those tanqueray and tabs coming!

  • that movie was very funny.

  • Couldn't he be knitting designer scarves or something on the sideline? Whittling bobble-head dolls? Anything?

  • sam hurd will not only not be a bear from here on out, but he's going to prison for a VERY long time. Holy shit. Talk about a jinxed season.

    What a fucking moron.

    Do we get a free pick for this, right? *sigh*

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Does it count as losing a free agent when they're headed for a pound-me-in-the-ass federal penitentiary?

  • Hurd headed to federal ass-rape prison, Cutler off the field and back on the rocks with Kristin, Forte down for the count and upset at management, Packers undefeated and January23rd2011 back using his Arodgers account being a douchebag.

    Time to head to JT's house and hit the Stroh's.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's not a commercial - that's a home movie.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    White shadow man

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, perhaps we should take up a collection to buy you some real beer.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How about this one:

    True fact: Spuds was a girl (bitch).

    Great dogs.

  • Can you fit 1,000 pounds of weed in a Chevy Impala trunk? I do not think you can. Does this pass the smell test?

  • Zombie dolls? For little little girls? Are you fucking kidding me?

    When will this zombie thing be over?

    When I was in 5th grade, my friend's older brother showed us Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead in a VHS marathon. These are unpleasant game-changing movies.

    Anybody allowing any kid to watch Walking Dead when that kid is below 6th grade is a fucking lousy parent.

  • In reply to gpldan:


    I snuck creepshow when I was about 10 and I fucking didn't let my arm dangle over the bed till I was... well... I still fucking don't.

    Hey GP, checkout what I just bought today, you'll love these:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Are you referring to the blob at the lake? That'll put you off swimming in anything that isn't chlorinated for a long while.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Return of the living dead Pt II was the peak of the genre for me. Re-animator was pretty good too.

  • Watching the Rerun of the Bears and Broncos game. I must say that we gave up alot of extra yards by simply not wrapping up and tackling. Tim Jennings, and Lance Briggs were notorious for not wrapping up that game. Horrible its so ugly to even watch. Some running plays these guys were getting and extra 3-7 yards after being hit, simply because some not all didnt wrap up.

    Sam Hurd you are a turd. But I really dont give a shit about you.

    We win this game against the seahawks, and our Defense will be huge in this game.

  • New Louis C.K. video -

  • Hanie has no zip on his passes, no velocity.

  • You know what I love coming here and reading what most of you regs have to say but to see Trash talkin loud mouth Cheesehead fans come around and trash this very good blog that I have been apart of for three years is really disgusting.

  • Just gotta tune them out. They are simply attention-starved morons.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    yeah fres, fucking geeks who were beat up as kids and can only muster up the nerve to bully people online now.

    Except for max... I think he's just psycho.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You mean .... airforce supply geeks ? Wiggers with jobs?

  • One minute in, you can see Toyota Kawasaki break the drug running story on Hurd:

  • Confidence index is up to +17, bitches.

    Buy your ticket now!

  • I guess Hurd is going to get his chance to find out how good of a receiver he really is.

    A little of that old Pitch-and-Catch.

    He better not get the "dropsies" in the shower.

    On a related note, Roy Williams just paid all his back taxes and started running gassers as soon as he heard the news.

    OK, beat Seattle - I can't take a four game losing streak on top of this shit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I would love for Michael Irvin to do a one-on-one interview with Sam.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Is Burt still kicking? I smell another Longest Yard remake...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think we've got our starting lineup of wide receivers now, although I'm not sure they'd let Rae Carruth out of whatever circle of hell he currently inhabits.

    The defensive line is so-so at depth, but with Johnny Jolly, they make up for it with bulk.

    The secondary improved with Chris Cook settling in at cornerback.

    Yeah, I think all it needs is the screenplay. Irish, you in?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And technically speaking, Burt Reynolds is now wholly composed of Jameson's and the body parts of hobos from the streets of Los Angeles. Whether that counts as "still kicking", I guess I'll leave that up to the audience.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ugh, more zombie imagery.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Blame his plastic surgeon, not me.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    hee hee

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    No more 'tossing the ball' for Sam ... it's salad time ... etc.


    Really, Sam on the caine train? ... Why in the world if you are making NFL money would you try pulling this, while still in the NFL...

    Sounds like entrapment though. Lesson learned, stick to eightballs like the rest of the NFL, lol, kidding!

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    He allegedly said he could pay for the kilogram of cocaine after "he gets out of practice," then walked out of the restaurant with the package and was arrested.

    He went Wimpy on the deal? I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today? Are you kidding me?

    In addition to breaking bad, he's also a mooch.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I guess he figured either a) the guy he was dealing with was really stupid and additionally, not a fed, or b) he would be pretty easy to locate on Sunday afternoons.
    Sam Hurd, for an alleged criminal mastermind, comes off as a real dumbass in this whole thing. The feds already were up his ass for an $88k seizure and a known criminal accomplice back in Texas.
    If our season hadn't already taken a shit, I'd be much more upset about this whole thing already. It'll hit me later.

    That being said, Sam, don't send your compadres after me for calling you a "dumbass".

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    WTF? How did the Bears not know this? It's not like we have a guy to get him the ball, but we need him on ST ....

  • In reply to gpldan:



    Sam, give me a call next time you dipshit. I'll hook er up fat.



    Hurd, you are a WR in the NFL and just signed a 5.1 Million deal and you get involved with this?

    You get what you deserve...but you just fucked your family over as well.

    YOU SIR are a DUMB ASS.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    HOO- boy!

    Sam was a looking to move TEN kilos of coke and 1/2 a TON of grass. I don't know much about the drug trade, but those don't SEEM like "minor league" numbers to me.

    When they add "..intent to sell" to the charge it adds YEARS and YEARS to the sentence.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    yeah, hegone alright.

    15-25 in the big house.

    He is literally and figuratively fuck-ed.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hard to believe really. But if you're a big user then those 'breaks from reality' just get bigger and bigger .... he's got kids right?


    MB30 and Shady - are you guys playing MW3 or BF3?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MW3 last night... I don't know if BF3 has a 1:1 mode, but if it does, I want to check that out.

    Was fun... want to join in?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, that link was completely fucking hilarious.

  • KUDOS, Bear Bloggers, for not feeding the trolls today!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    it was difficult Al... I wrote and then erased at least 3 love notes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But notice, MB, he did not post again which he would have FOR SURE had you not resisted temptation.

    Everybody wants responses to their posts, ESPECIALLY trolls.

    Ignoring posts is an absolute killer strategy.

    "If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears...."

  • I wonder who Hurd is going to throw under the bus in return for some reduced time? Wonder if any players are getting nervous.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Oy! THERE'S a revoltin' thought. I hadn't even considerred, Mongo!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Lovie is the Kingpin!

  • NFL Players and fines, explained:

  • Hurd and a bunch of other players problems in the NFL just got a whole lot worse. I'm willing to bet the Williams and Barber are going to be attached to this. I just hope Hurd didn't get any other Bears players involved in this mess. It's about time that drug testing in the NFL gets serious. This is an EPIC development in the story.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    My first thought after "Hurd is an idiot" was "I really, really hope no more of our players are on this list he has...."
    Again, WHAT-AN-IDIOT.

  • Ohhhh, CRAP!

    Not good, boys & girls. Not good at all because
    you just KNOW he had teammates as customers.

  • I would be surprised if there were no Bears on this list. Anyone have any gut feelings what Bears might be on this list? Hester? Briggs? Beside the obvious old Dallas teammates.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Well, after that brain cramp last Sunday and the fact that he was a teammate of Hurd's in Dallas I gotta make Barber the favorite to be on that list.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    All our best players, of course.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I don't know why Murph but Hester came to mind Spiratic play lately..

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Thats why he made the top of my list too.

  • Front Poll on

    Other than Peyton Manning's, which injury was most costly this season?
    18% Jamaal Charles
    41% Jay Cutler
    9% Fred Jackson
    16% Darren McFadden
    10% Matt Schaub
    3% Kenny Britt
    4% Jahvid Best

    Well at least everyone else realizes that Cutty was our MVP for our team. two words.....wait for it...wait for it....FUCK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Isn't there routine drug testing in the NFL? I'm not sure players can get high during (or even off-season). How do they nail them for the performance enhancing stuff if they're not being tested regularly? I'm curious how all his alleged NFL customers can get away with using...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I worked with a couple guys that got tested but still used. Finally caught up with one and he lost his job after working there for almost 30yrs. The other guy never got busted. Not sure how they do it but they can beat it.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Coke stays in your system for less than 24 hours. Thats why most "drug testing" is little more than marajuana testing. (and yes some opiates)
    And I'm pretty sure we all know the NFL's testing policy is a JOKE! Theyre a multi billion dollar corporation and big guys making big plays puts butts in the seat. Hence no HGH testing etc

  • so..."Glitchy"...ugh? do you vet any players before we take them?....


    FUCK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lady's and Gentlemen your 7-9 2011 Bears

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    But Smith’s comments drip with delusion.

  • new tread

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