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So I Took the Day and Settled My Thoughts...

So I Took the Day and Settled My Thoughts...

...and I have nothing. That's the God's honest truth. I have nothing of interest to add to our collective emotional states when it comes to this most disappointing of football seasons. I am in an advanced state of melancholia and I believe I know the reason why. You see, the 2011 season, is a lost season. It was not good. It was not bad. It was merely lost. Lost to the football gods - that arbitrary group of angelic beings tearing ACLs and breaking thumbs for the negative and applying sticky stuff to David Tyree's helmet for the positive side. This happens in the NFL the way it rarely happens in other sports. Injuries can cripple a franchise, even if only momentarily. And in the span of about two weeks, the Bears lost 100% of their offense.

Now we play out the string, without even the possible splendor of ending the Packers perfect season. We definitely won't see Forte again. We shouldn't see Cutler again. And I know I have no interest in ever seeing Caleb Hanie take another snap for this organization. (I'm also good never seeing Marion Barber carry another ball or Roy Williams run another route but injuries have made both of those things necessities.) This is the time of year bad teams use to evaluate talent on the roster. Right now the Chicago Bears are a very, very bad team.

That's it. I don't even have a third paragraph. It's Packer Week but damn it, it don't feel like it.

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  • First to say...............FUCK US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't and wouldn't watch the game. Went out with the fam because I would of blown a heart valve if I watched...and now to find out about knox...sheite! all I can say is Christmas day I will be wearing "BLACK" to mark the funeral that will be played that day. ugh....and don't bring that weak sheite...well we have a chance look at KC...please choke on it and shut up...our season is gone and hopefully we fire all the trash with it!!!! bye bye FUCKING GLITCHY!!!

  • Right now the Chicago Bears are a very, very bad team.

    a collective "sigh" blogfader...and to say you not alone......

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    oh btw...I do second that WE ARE A SHIETE TEAM!!

    later on in the blog I will have a list of trash we need to release.

  • and blogfader..maybe this image might be better:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/The_Scream.jpg/220px-The_Scream.jpg

    I do love that artwork!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Nah, too much passion. I like the bleak shitstain that Jeff posted better.

  • dump hanie NOW. Cut Roy. Keep marion without a doubt (one freaking game and you're willing to forget the total turnaround on 3rd and short and goalline we saw this year!?!?!?!)

    Oh yeah, and who are the available GMs out there? I say we pull a full fucking coupe and go get Ozzie. Man, would the ravens hate us then or what.

    That's all I got. This isn't packers week. Who cares anyway. *sniff*

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    welcome to the "FIRE YOUR ASS YOU MOTHERFUCKER" bandwagon MB...agree the three tops on your list...more heads need to roll in management start with TR FUCK YOU TOO!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, Drake is WR's coach and Hoke is the DB's coach. I'm OK with canning both of them.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    right canada. both will be fine. Babich while we're at it.

    In all honesty, the guy hasn't had to coach anyone for... well, for however long lach and briggsy have been here. Seriously, lach should probably go right to LB coach for us the second he's ready to retire.

    ...huh, now that I said it... nevermind.

  • Jeff on da radio: http://my.wgem.com/_Jeff-Hughes-Da-Bears-Blog/audio/917305/29404.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Glitchy..the three fucks form the "Girls"...still think Barbarian is not the bad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    jeff, you should, uhhhh post this stuff maing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +100

  • Can we at least know what a wisk, a boat and spud webb meant?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Beat ~ Sea ~ Hawks

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I think

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I thought it was a winner. The only thing that was a winner yesterday.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's from Thomas Wolfe:

    "A whisk, a boat, a Spud Webb; of a whisk, a boat, a Webb. And of all the forgotten faces. Naked and alone we came into exile. In her dark womb we did not know our mother's face; from the prison of her flesh we come into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth. Which of us has known his brother? Which of us has looked into his father's heart? Which of us has not remained forever prison-pent? Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? O waste of loss, in the hot mazes, lost, among bright stars on this most weary unbright cinder, lost! Remembering speechlessly we seek the great forgotten language, the lost lane-end into heaven, a whisk, a boat, a Spud Webb. Where? When? O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again."

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    nice touch Crunch..

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Thank you, lobo. I defaced Look Homeward Angel, though. For those who don't know the original, it goes, "A stone, a leaf, an unfound door: of a stone, a leaf, a door..."

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    you're going to hell for that one... or at least detention.

    5 hail mary's and a who's yah fathah please.

  • Truly a lost season but even with the injuries it wa s story of missed opportunity. Without the screen on the goal line in Oakland, without Roy dropping it in KC, going to prevent against Tebow in Denver... without any one of these where would we be now? Mass multiplied by velocity- and our velocity has slowed to nearly zero.

    So who is to blame? Bad luck? Mr Glass for leaving us high and dry for another season? Jerry for not giving us a bench? Lovie for not choking Martz a lot earlier or for playing crap D schemes when all we needed was a stop?

    The toughest part is that I see no easy fixes and plenty of blame to spread around. But then again if this team can pick up one or two key pieces and stay healthy next year I think we're singing a much different tune and sleeping on Christmas night while visions of Super Bowls dance in our heads.

  • Sac, don't get the Mr Glass reference. I assume you mean Cutler. That guy has taken the worst shit kicking of any QB in the last 2 years. By far. He suffered a freak injury and broke his thumb. Not to mention he finished the game. If you're still pissed about him leaving the NFC Championship game last year it's time to let that go. He took a beating, wasn't effective, de-stabilized his knee, tried to play through it and was pulled.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I know I know... I need to get off the guys back and have some faith that next season he'll play all 16 games plus take us to the promised land. I truly hope he does.

  • I find last season much MUCH more disappointing than this year. Sure this year sucked, but last year the stars aligned and everything came together for the Bears only to lose at home, for the Halas Trophy, to their arch rivals. Many of us who realized this last year said at the begninng of this year there is no way the Bears get as lucky as they did last year and had tempered our enthusiasm. I really don't get the prolonged sadness. You lost your best player, Jay Cutler, for the year. You lost a guy who represented the other 50% of your offense, and now it's boo hoo because this organization can't develop a QB and things went to hell? I'm sorry, but if you wanted to look, this ship has been sailing in for quite a while now and it's time it leaves our shores with Jerry Angelo and Ted Phillips tied to the mast.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Spot on. Shady. I thought we might weather the storm with Hanie but was totally wrong about that. Once Forte went down I was positive we wouldn't win another game. Unfortunately it's the first time I've been correct in a long while.

  • In reply to Shady:

    No, this year was worse. I'm not going to argue about it, though. That would be pathetic, debating which season was sadder. Besides, there's no point. I know I would win. Ha ha h... oh.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    no, i agree with shady. much more disheartening last year. Fuck man, I hadn't seen lucky stars align like that every before… and lovie pissed it away with that half-ass last game of the season.

    Oh, we'll play all of our guys, but no one played to win and you call a totally conservative game. 3-10? really? That was so fucking gay. It made me so angry. Think about it. We prolly would have been in the bowl if we would have treated that game as critical (cause it ended up being so anyway).

    Ah well. Fucken a… the life of a bears fan. Again, at least our excuse this year is totally legit.

  • The only good thing that happened yesterday is the Fudgies went down. Not that I care about that but the trolls are too busy crying in their cheese and brats to come over here and be their regular asshole selves.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Ha ha. You wish, looosers.

  • In reply to Pump CheeseTank:

    Yeah we loose.....but you arent perfect, and you will never get past the Saints, if you even make it that far. The only difference between our season and yours will be that we get a higher draft pick.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    The Pack is a juggernot, my unfortunite friend. We will roll through the post-season undefeeted, and help you get your high draft pick along the way.

    Like I told my buddy in Mould Ripening the other day, we don't need no stinking draft to threepeet, neither.

  • In reply to Pump CheeseTank:

    BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAhahahahaha.

    three-peate? Common man. seriously. Common.

  • In reply to Pump CheeseTank:

    Wow dirtbag...I see school has treated you very well...your spelling is an absolute embarrassment...not that i expect any better from cheesedick, er cheesehead fans....Schmuck

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Pump CheeseTank is not who he appears to be. The typos are a little too obvious and the statements are too far on the retarded end of the Packers fan spectrum.
    I smell a rat.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hiiiiiii maaaaax.

  • In reply to Pump CheeseTank:

    Who let the vermin in?

  • Repost from last thread. Potential replacements for JA, although I don't feel like I know enough about front office stuff to really know if these are the guys I want. I'm more looking at the organizations and who's listed 2nd or 3rd after the GM.

    Bobby Grier, Assistant Director of Pro Personnel in Houston

    Rob Davis, Director of Player Development in Green Bay

    Ron Hughes and Brandon Hunt, Directors of College Scouting and Pro Personnel in Pittsburgh

    All strike me as the right organizations to be looking at. No idea if these guys have the tools for the other aspects of organizational management. Or, for that matter, if they are interesting in being GMs.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    nice work NB.

    I like the thought of the guy who's ted T's or the steeler's GM's right-hand man, but I know nothing about any of them.

    I know I'd love to get a young aggressive guy who knows his shit and is a starteegery specialist. A guy who can pull of the complex multi-layer deals that get us diamonds in the rough on the cheap. The being able to draft good guys in the high rounds is a core skill that all fucking NFL GMs should just have right out the box.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Should, but don't. As it always will be - it is a relative thing. If everyone is brilliant, then brilliant is average.

  • I missed the 4th quarter last week because of an xmas party. Came home, read what happened, told my fiancee to never buy me another Bears items and almost changed out my dog's collar from a Bears collar back to the faded red collar she had when we rescued her. I told myself to give it a couple of days. I cooled off and came around to Jeff's perspective: the football Gods backed up and shit on us, with JA holding two flashlights to guide their way. JA must go. With all his faults, Lovie has found ways to win with some fucked up talent -- bad challenges and clock management not withstanding. With the O-line we fielded, not to have an OK option at backup is unacceptable.

    I'm still on the fence about the dog collar.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    bring out your gear
    and go get some new stuff
    this is a legendary logo
    it wasn't in the play of forces
    but when we go down
    we go down together
    with every bear heart
    from past to present
    all willing to pick up the fallen
    carry them if they have to
    and walk towards a brighter day

    there is someone in the draft
    coming to the spot
    that these losses have put us in
    that will most definately
    make a difference

  • The List:

    KP-Keeper
    OTF-On The Fence
    ? or ??-Has not given enough to warrant an answer
    FMF- Fuckoff Motherfucker you Fired!

    Adams, Anthony-OTF
    Barber, Marion-OTF
    Bell, Kahlil-KP
    Bennett, Earl-KP
    Bowman, Zackary-FMF
    Briggs, Lance-Contract
    Clutts, Tyler-KP
    Conte, Chris-KP
    Cutler, Jay-KP
    Davis, Chauncey-
    Davis, Kellen-OTF
    DeCicco, Dom-FMF
    Enderle, Nathan-FMF
    Forte, Matt-contract
    Garza, Roberto-KP
    Gould, Robbie-KP
    Graham, Corey-KP
    Hanie, Caleb-FMF
    Henry, Ricky-FMF
    Hester, Devin-KP
    Horn, Levi-FMF
    Idonije, Israel-KP
    Jennings, Tim-KP
    Knox, Johnny-?
    Louis, Lance-?
    Massey, Chris-FMF
    McCown, Josh-FMF
    Melton, Henry-FMF
    Meriweather, Brandon-FMF
    Moore, D.J-KP
    Okoye, Amobi-?
    Omiyale, Frank-FMF
    Paea, Stephen-?
    Peppers, Julius-KP
    Podlesh, Adam-KP
    Roach, Nick-KP
    Sanzenbacher, Dane-?
    Smith, Andre-?
    Spaeth, Mat-FMF
    Steltz, Craig-FMF
    Tillman, Charles-KP
    Trahan, Patrick-FMF
    Urlacher, Brian-KP
    Venable, Winston-?
    Webb, J'Marcus-FMF
    Williams, Edwin-FMF
    Williams, Jabara-FMF
    Williams, Roy-FMF
    Wright, Major-??

    IR
    Adams, Kyle-FMF
    Carimi, Gabe-KP
    Mannelly, Patrick-KP
    Williams, Chris-FMF

    Coaching Staff
    Martz,Mike-FMF
    Toub,Dave-KP
    Arthur,Jim-FMF
    Babich,Bob-FMF
    Day,Shane-FMF
    Debord,Mike-FMF
    Drake,Darryl-FMF
    Hayes-Stoker,Andrew-FMF
    Hoke,Jon-FMF
    Spencer,Tim-FMF
    Tice,Mike-KP

    FUCKED UP OFFICE GENERAL

    THREE STOOGES-FMF
    Phillips
    Angelo
    Ruskell

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    as for Fort Knox....not sure if he can comeback.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    trib said 3-4 months and he will be O.K.
    seems a gamble
    but you'll have to ask doc

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Lobo - gotta disagree on Spencer, C.Williams, Webb,Spaeth, Okoye, Melton, Jennings and Marion Barber.

    Spencer, C.Williams, Webb and Spaeth need to be back next year.
    Spencer was a solid pickup, C.Williams had a decent year at guard until injury, Spaeth blocked nicely for Forte until he didn't that one play and his knee almost came off, Okoye earned his spot, Melton almost leads the league in sacks for a D lineman, Jennings actually has helped piss away two games in a row, his Denver performance was brutal and his Seahawks even worse. Barber totally fucked us but was a good backup for us this year. Too bad he assbanged the Denver game.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Webb needs to be back next year but as a backup to a new guy that we sign this offseason.

  • another kick to the throat and a punch to the balls:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8490

    byebye-Conte..IR

  • MB -

    With respect to our wager - the Bears are currently @ 4.4 ypc. If the season ended today, I would owe you a steak dinner.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Viva be careful MB will want:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jbfVD7IDjU

    actually been in this place..IT IS INSANE!!!! has MB written all over it.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    this one's better
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKHdMJGWASs&feature=related

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    and then Viva after that this might happen...lol!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-YVt4gfquA

  • In reply to Viva:

    Viva. I have a feeling that number isn't going to e increasing over the last two games. Who knows.

    ...and who cares unfortunately.

  • jesus Lobo, you've gone crazy my man!?!?!

    You fired some guys that we need... even if we get better guys to replace them on the 1st team, they'd make good back-ups. Holy christ man!!!! How are we going to replace the whole damn roster???? You'd fire massey, williams, steltz, speath, melton, etc.... etc....??

    Holy crow lobo... get thee to a pharmacy for some paxil lad!!

    I do agree with some of your coaching and head office changes. I would keep lovie, tice, mari.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and lance louise - ? A question mark?!?!?!

    Know what.... I think you've been hittin the wacky tabacky maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I meant FMF..

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    oh jesus... that's even worse!!! Lobo, put down the bong right now! You're doing irreparable damage as we speak!! Noooooooooo…

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrJwm7nq-E8&feature=related

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    btw...my idol after this season...lol!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That cant' be it. I know we should keep Lance Louis.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yeah..I know MB....I went a little nuts...o.k. alot nuts...but i keep thinking back to DaCoach when he came in..and said " some of you won't be here next year"...I think our new GM has to have the same attitude. I'm juts pissed ...I feel like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afbLb8A6oSE&feature=related

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    i get it lobo. I think if we can somehow get a really smart GM in the house the rest will take care of itself.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm good with our RBs, and we're getting Tofu back aren't we? He's not mentioned on the IR list ....

    The only lineman I'd fire is Omelette. I don't think Webb is any good, but you need someone on the bench behind Carimi and he's a load to move in the run game. Louis is great at RT - he's clearly banged up at the minute. I'd only keep Bennett and Sanzenbacher at WR. There's going to be that many FAs this year that we almost have to improve at WR by default - although Angelo inspires no confidence in that regard. We need at least another guard and tackle with experience to throw into the mix.

    We definitely need an awesome MLB for Brian to nurture, and that center to replace Olin. Both of these guys will likely have to be first rounders. It's not cool having our backup center playing RG either. Although Spencer did well at RG for us, what happens if Garza goes down? Musical guards again. But our first round p[ick must go on getting us either a center of preferably a Mike. We can't wait indefinitely to draft the replacement for the most important player on our defense.

    And it goes without saying we need a guy to replace the most important guy on our offense, but not through the draft Mr. Angelo. Our backup QB must have demonstrated ability to play football.

  • I could feel your lingering emptiness Jefe. Left bereft of opinion, stunned speechless by how this season has ended prematurely. We all feel it - but isn't that the life of a Bear fan? Isn't it like this every year? Now we can just get back to the loving-our-team stage ... the expectations muted ... the season over - it's our lot in life. Comforting in a sense. The pressure's off.

    Yes, with Carimi at LT and a fully fit Lance Louis at RT, Cutty could have led us to the Superbowl to face a beatable AFC champion. We have good running backs, a good defense. It just wasn't to be.

    One thing must change though. The cancer that eats away at our potential. Mr. Jerry Angelo. Get thee hence to endless night .....

  • We need a few key components, and naturally, everything depends on what happens in the offseason.

    I'm still traumatized by our Oline, and feel like we can still improve that, esp with the injuries this year.

    But I no longer look at it as a 1st round problem, but if a top 3 prospect falls to us...

    I see the biggest need, as of now, at WR. After seeing Megatron, Julio Jones, AJ Green this season (not to mention how the absence of Jennings made Rodgers appear mortal), we need a top WR.

    There's gonna be more than a few FAs (and I expect the Desean Jackson debates to get heated), but preferably, we can get a top 3 WR in the draft.

    Like Irish, I would love to get a LB and CB too, heirs to Lach, Briggs and Peanut.

    My biggest man-crush would be Mario Williams, and if we get a new GM, maybe he'll want to come in and make a big splash right away.

    Needless to say, a quality back-up Qb and another OC named Norv Turner. If not, than we're stuck with Martz sorry to say.

  • Also, get rid of Barber.

    To me, Bell has proven himself, and I would love for us to get a fresh Bruiser in the draft.

    I'd gamble on lucking into a Foster, Helu, DeMarco Murray...

  • Desean Jackson gives us *nothing* that Earl Bennett does not already provide, except for disappointment.

    Alshon Jeffrey out of Univ of South Carolina, on the other hand...

  • Our GM...in his house robe....."The Shitter was full"...almost sounds like "We All Set"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=S6aLiY66HVs

  • Rodgers?

  • In reply to Shady:

    'what is: great NFL QBs who are immense douchbags in real life' alex?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Rv7czl9cU

    BAAAAAAAAHAHAhahahahha! fucking tool.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw shady. dude... seriously maing. It's fucking xmas.

    seriously: http://www.amazon.com/Force-Amplified-Stereo-Gaming-Headset-Pc/dp/B002I0J5CO/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1324349277&sr=1-2

    (you were tearing it up last night... that was my seahawks buddy)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    *deep interrogation voice*

    Muahahahaha

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahahahaha

  • In reply to Shady:

    The proper response is:

    DEAD!!

  • what the fuck...

    FQ has become some kind of mutant galactic twitter bounty hunter/revolutionary. Occupy twitter FQ… occupy that motherfucker!!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/dabearsblog/status/148953331866402817

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Explain, my friend. Bring ignorant of the twitterati and twats that tweet, I understand not. I could only see Jeff's comment about FQ and some bloke.

    Not very interesting aside - it's just occurred to me that in Bambi, the old owl refers to Bambi's state of being pussy-whipped as his being 'twitter-pated' unless my memory has failed me again (multiple concussions). Does this attribute the first instance of 140 character text messages to Disney ?

    Another not very interesting aside (this is basically our off-season now) - as well as being an arsehole, Steve Jobs died leaving over 4 billion dollars worth of Disney shares behind.

  • hee hee: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/tebow/1374394

  • Madden can go fuck itself. I have been trying for three days to beat one of the Madden Moments (Manning brings Colts back from 17 down w 8 minutes to go)...and every fucking time I get close, some bizarre Madden magic happens - a return TD, a pick 6, a receiver decides to run the wrong route or is somehow no longer eligible.
    Fuck it. I came close to throwing my dualshock straight through the telly tonight and I never get that pissed at a video game.

  • For me, this is the most disappointed I've been since those two playoffs to inferior Redskins teams in 1986 and 1987. I never understood the adulation of Ditka after those two games.

    And here on Da Blog, we have the predictable foaming at the mouth about Angelo, but that routine has grown so tedious and tiresome.

    The bottom line is that players have to make plays. Football is often a near-run thing, and a play or two makes the difference. As has been made so painfully clear to us of late.

  • FF League 1 Rnd 1 winners bracket results:
    #1 MBHAP beat #4 BigDaddy
    #3 Murph beat #2 Irish

    FF League 2 Rnd 1 winners bracket results:
    #1 4Ever85 beat #4 Irish
    #3 BigDaddy beat #2 MBHAP

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