'Tis the Final Chicago Bears Game Preview of the 2011 Season

'Tis the Final Chicago Bears Game Preview of the 2011 Season

Well we're almost there. This exhausting last month of this frustrating 2011 season is almost at its sad, twisted conclusion. Never have I wanted a Bears regular season to be over more. Never have I been this prepared to start the next offseason. I feel suspended in time, suspended at 7-3, and I'll be hanging there for the next nine months. But first the Bears travel to Minneapolis...

WHY DO I LIKE THE CHICAGO BEARS THIS WEEK?

  • I always like the Chicago Bears. (Except recently.)
  • Without Adrian Peterson, who probably won't even be mildly effective until Week 7 of next season, the Vikings will be handing the ball to Toby Gerhart and that dog don't hunt. Without a consistent rush attack the Vikes will rely on the arms of either Christian Ponder or Joe Webb (Ugh or Ugher) to hit receivers consistently within the zone. I don't think either can do it.
  • The guy with the most on the line Sunday is Josh McCown and I like the guy with the most on the line in the final week of the season. McCown inspired some confidence inside Halas Hall with his late-game performance at Lambeau Field and knows a solid, preferably victorious, outing might give him an opportunity to make this Bears roster in 2012.
  • I think this Pro Bowl crap might inspire the Bears defensively. Some have criticized the three starting defenders (Lach, Briggs, Peanut) headed to Hawaii, especially Tillman, and I think they'll want to show they belong on their final opportunity to do so. (Note on the Pro Bowl's selecting of defensive ends: it ain't all about sack totals. Julius Peppers is better than Jason Babin.)
  • Is there a difference between 8-8 and 7-9? Yes. Is there a difference between losing six straight to finish a season and not losing six straight to finish a season? Yes. I think that's what Lovie is preaching this week. Every player on that roster knows Smith is the head coach next year and they know they have to play hard for him. I don't expect Bears to go through the motions here.
  • Will there be any emotion in the dome Sunday? A week after the Vikings faithful learned they've lost their best player not only for the little remaining in 2011 but for possibly the top of 2012? A week after blowing their out-of-nowhere chance to draft Andrew Luck with a meaningless victory over Washington? I'm surprised this game isn't going to be blacked out in Minneapolis.
  • Dane Sanzenbacher will have the first 100-yard receiving game of his career.
  • Lovie Smith snapped at reporters when asked about Martz' future. I like that our head coach has the ability to snap at people and that he's still emotionally connected at all.
  • I'm hoping it is Dave Toub's last game as Bears special teams coordinator as I'm rooting for him to get one of this year's head coaching vacancies. I think he's served this organization well for a long time and deserves the shot to run his own show. That being said I think the Bears have some fun on specials Sunday and put one in the end zone.

Chicago Bears 31, Minnesota Vikings 16

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  • Other than the Bears, I've never really had another NFL team that I had a connection with or an interest in rooting for. But if Toub gets a HC gig, that will change....

  • Jeff, I'm more selfish than you. I want Toub to get a raise and stay with the Bears. If he gets a HC job somewhere I"ll be happy for him but I hope he stays with the beloved. Hopefully Pep will be pissed about the pro bowl snub and brings it this week.

  • Sorry Jeff, this game will be another loss. I look to Lovie to use this contest to decide who gets released at the end of the season. Expect to see names during the game that you had either forgotten about or hadn't seen play before. If I'm Lovie, I'm sending a strong message to my team before the game by reminding them that this may be their last opportunity to prove whether or not they belong on the roster. Having said that, Frazier has more to play for(his job) than Lovie and I expect the Queens to pull out all the stops to win this one.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I just don't think those guys have the firepower trac... even against our scrubs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Raydah's, Bronco's, Seahawks, Chiefs? I thinks this is going to be a typical divisional slug fest but don't forget our boys will be on the road. The last thing I want at this point in time is a debilitating injury to one of our "star"(just for you jeff) players in what is a meaningless game. A smart coach will address this game as an opportunity to test unproven commodities.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    maybe trac. I hope not, but maybe.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Yup, Vikes win this one, and that Gerhart is a load. Minny put 33 points on the board against the Skins and that's not easy to do. Folks might have gotten cocky with McCown looking okay against one of the very worst defenses in the NFL last week, but we lose this. good - we get a higher pick for Jerry to flush down the toilet. Let's get it over with and into the off-season. Eeesh.

  • Couple things...

    Welcome back Irish. Your holiday sounds sublime. Sorry lad. I'm going to have to drag the entire fam down to SA next year and while I can't wait for them to see mother Africa, I am terrified of the flights. jaysus.

    Also, I have to repost something trac wrote at the end of the last thread because it was very well written and a great post all together. here it is....

    "If my children bring home an overall grade of B- from school, I'm conflicted. Hanging around the cellar of "good" can be a frustrating situation, especially if they pissed away straight A's by not applying themselves. But, if they were incapable of bringing home a better grade and did apply themselves, I would be both disappointed and understanding of the matter.

    Therein lies your torment MB. Your failure to recognize Jerra is incapable of a better performance has robbed you of the ability to temper your disappointment with understanding. Your frustration is misplaced due to the fact that Jerra can't do any better and you must reconcile this in order to find inner peace. You must love Jerra for who he is."

    Trac, nice although flawed analogy. And while I understand what you were saying, I don't want or need to love him for who he is, I want him fucking gone... yesterday.

    Because luckily, unlike ya chilluns... you can shitcan a bad/mediocre one and go out and get a new better one. All it takes is common sense and some cash. Hurahay!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For some strange reason, your hatred for Jerra always elicits a smile on my face while I read it. I really feel for ya MB and I appreciate your passion on the subject although we dont totally agree on it all. I just don't understand why I find your hatred for JA so freaking amusing. It has to be your writing.......you seem to relay your feelings through your writing really well.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    thanks murph, I'm glad it entertains. When it all comes down to it, I do a lot of it for the entertainment value. I think the guy sucks and he doesn't deserve to keep eroding our team away each year instead of building it, but it doesn't really ruin my days. Dumb people just piss me off Murph, I think that’s why I like all the regs so much and hate packer fans.

    Also, I left a note on the last thread for you. I was making the racist joke about the pats org, not you.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I caught that last thread MB.........I knew no way you were thinkin that. I thought maybe you were just bustin my balls.....now I know it was the Pats who you were bustin on.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    All in good fun my man, I kinda thought you'd get a kick out of it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    'Sup MB.

    1. Seriously consider leaving your kids behind. Just for the trip, that is ....
    2. If you do bring 'em, stock up on anti-biotics, poo&vomit meds.
    3 Seriously consider leaving your kids behind.
    4. Wait a few years in the hope that matter transportation becomes a reality.
    5. Seriously consider leaving your kids behind.
    6. Drug yourself and the kids up and hope it all works out for the best.

  • MB, you'll be happy to know I finally bit the bullet and purchased MW3.

    I am a tightwad so it took Amazon running it at $40 and a giftcard from my boss to make it cross the $30 threshold that I am willing to shell out for a video game.

    It should be here January 3rd...and my wife is going to be traveling for work for two weeks, which means lots of time hunkered down in front of the LCD with the PS3.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    niiiiiice MBP.

    Maybe johnny will come back and play with us. He wouldn't last night... I think I hurt his feelings on the last thread.

    Don't forget your bloo toofs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha, i jumped in but then had an itch for GroundWar. It was crazy. The best board was Exchange where we had max capacity for a game of Domination. Seeing RPG's streaking everywhere and gunships raining down fire, SAM's taking ships out...fucking lunacy. It was the perfect opportunity to put the silencer on the M4 and pull flanking maneuvers. I had those motherfuckers heads on a swivel the whole game which decreased their effectiveness as they tried to mount offensives.

    MBHP - you will feel the cold steel of my knife and hot lead of of my trusty G36.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Dude, shady and I jumped into a teenage team death match and I could barely get a fucking shot off before getting lit up by two or three 13 year olds on crack. Fucking sucked, I have no idea why you like that shit. Besides that they are ruthless little fuckers and teased shady about his handle relentlessly… I think they had him in tears by the time we finished. Mean little fuckers. And one of the little gaylords was blaring fucking kate perry or some other teenage gayness through the system, it was driving me fucking crazy. Never doing that again.

    I think our best bet is to get an even number of DBB guys in a private match and go team kill. Right now we have you, shady, MBP, and me. So we can do teams. I’m out tonight, but in tomorrow night.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm in as soon as it gets here.
    Waffle, I'm going to plant some semtex on you and watch you go "kabploof" into red mist.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    hahahaha

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    you'll have a great seat to watch it as i chase you down like Peppers with your semtex stuck to my head.

    i go, you go

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ok first of all it was search and destroy not team death-match, I know how much you hate respawning so S&D seemed like a good fit. One side defends a set objectives while the other side tries to light it up. Best of 7. If you die, you don't respawn until the next round, but you can spectate your remaining squadmates. Hey, remember that round when you were the last player left on our squad and time was running out and you somehow managed to stun yourself with a flashbang before spraying wildly in the air and the guy you were after turned around and shot you? Heheh

  • In reply to Shady:

    yes, thank you for reminding me, I do remember that. It was nice that you and the rest of the teen girl squad got to watch it too.

    I wouldn't mind it if I was any damn good at it I guess. I much prefer hunting a single (or two) quarry.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    By the way you can mute all of the annoying people wearing mics, I didn't hear any of what those little fuckers said so no problemo.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I know... I was too busy getting worked over maing. It's no fun when you have to sit out and watch 98% of the time.

    Yeah, I almost put my headset on and laid into them for you... but figure they prolly get enough bullying at school. Little bitches.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Oh man, if only I could speed the shipping up w/o paying for it.

  • Ah video game discussions... they make me chuckle.

    http://www.ourhonordefend.com/2011/01/no-1-buckeyes-survive-scare-at-northwestern-58-57.php/nerds

  • Maybe just closet nerds. Common mang, there's a reason it's a multi-billion dollar industry. besides, it's the only place you can go to kill bad guys without getting killed yourself or put in jail.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude, chicks dig nerds.

  • In reply to Shady:

    not true.

  • I'm in for the great chicago pizza hunt :) .

    Life has been hell with all the packer bandwagon people.

  • In reply to AfroCelt:

    From Boston are ya?

  • MB what I take from Trac's analogy is this; it's all about lowered expectations. I believe in that in day to day stuff to keep the frustration level to a minimum. When it comes to the Beloved, no way. I get what Trac was saying about his kids and report cards. Just don't think it applies to JA.

    Also, not being a video game fan, reading all the posts between you guys makes me laugh. Partly with you and partly at you. No offense, of course.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    totally get it canada, none ever taken. You either are or aren't a games guy.

    I'm secure in my video gameuality.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    It was a lighthearted post Canada, but look at the flipside. The Bears ownership may be clinging onto a B- front office because the odds of replacing it with an A+ GM and Coach aren't great. Who's out there that you'd roll the dice on? We could end up with a Spirano situation or worse, a Parcell's kinda scenario where too much trust is given and he sets you back another 5 years. That's a distinct possibility. Lovie and JA just aren't gonna get fired because they've kept it interesting and there's still enough core players on the team to hint at near success. I think most would agree that if we can get 2 or 3 solid starters out of this years draft, we could win the Super Bowl.

  • AfroC, totally agree about the Fudgie bandwagon. I was in a sports bar to watch the Bears/Broncos game and it was full to the brim with Fudgie fans. Reminded me of the mid to late '80's with Bears bandwagon fans. All those douchebags were all about the Bruise Brothers, Fedoras and shades. If you started talking to them about the actual games or history, they'd get all pissy and be douchebags somewhere else. The Fudgies can have 'em.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    For a state of about 5 million, I bet 100 million in Packer related sales happened over Christmas. I can't go anywhere without seeing someone in Packer gear.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    barf

  • Oh, be still my beatin' heart....
    http://counterstrike.wikia.com/wiki/Counter-Strike:_Global_Offensive

    The PS3 version is supposed to natively support Keyboard and Mouse?
    Holy shit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I have never really enjoyed FPS on consoles, and my gaming rig died two months ago - so the idea of playing my all-time favorite game with my favorite controller method on a relatively secure platform/network (VAC blows goats)....oh, baby. It would tide me over until next August, of that I'm sure.

  • interesting topic... with the bonus of a Kordell sighting: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/hotread-momentum/in-nfl-playoffs-one-win-all-takes-fire-momentum

  • Here's an article that is a rebuttal of sorts to Jeff's latest Tweet regarding Mike Tice as Martz's possible replacement (1:45pm time stamp):

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I think Jerra is going to make or at least try to make a bold move with a new OC at the end of the season. Look guys, this ain't rocket science, all the Bears have to do is find someone that can implement an average offense and wa la, presto, we go to the playoffs.

  • MB -

    Here is another attempt to analogize your opinion of Jerry:

    When I was in college I worked at a law firm, and after meeting my very hot puerto rican girl friend, one of the lawyers came up to me and said, "you show me a hot chick, and I'll show you a guy tired of humping her." So I took time to reflect on what he said (and have since heard a numerous times). In a nutshell, some people, usually young, have a tendency to become fixated on negative attributes (her shit smells, she farts, her nose runs, she bleeds, this list goes on and on), and loose sight of the positives (heart shapped ass, nice rack, stealth sluttiness etc.). That is, in my humble opinion, the best way to explain your fixation with Jerry's flaws, while overlooking his tremendous success.

    The morale of the story is this: the girl with the perfect rack (Cutler) is going to fart (Arch Deluxe), and if you want to get a mouthfull of rack, you will need to plug your nose. Don't confuse this with "trying to find the good in everyone" bullshit. I never recommend dellusion.

  • In reply to Viva:

    My drill instructor told us to always use a flash light to check her out and that if you can smell her before your get to her belly button, retreat.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Semper Fi!

  • In reply to Viva:

    Oohrah!

  • In reply to Viva:

    Puerto Rican girl Viva? Man I know you were on one wild ride. My wife is Rican.....the latinas are a handful in more ways than one. The one is very very good....specially when you are young. The other? OUCH!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I envy you, Murph. My PR girlfriend and I did not fair so well at the long distance thing...but I wouldn't trade those 3 years for anything. Talk about highlight real material...she is always in my head.

  • In reply to Viva:

    whatever maing. I know good pussy when I see it, and it ain't jerry angelo.

    Trac's little nugget is much closer to reality... we got the girl next door who's a 5 (at her best) and farts and smells bad... but unfortunately, our parents don't give a shit enough to give us the cash to bring the super model in. That's closer to reality.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Me speaking to my 13 yeard old daughter not too long ago: "you may not, under any circumstance, whatever me. Ever! Are we tracking?"

  • In reply to Viva:

    Ha!

    My six year old just begun using that wonderful expression. Is it too soon to be tired of it already?

  • It gets worse. I want to walk around my house with earphones on 24 hours a day so I don't have to hear her.

    Nerves are shot. Patience is erroding. I need a vacation.

  • In reply to Viva:

    that's why i used it viva. I sensed a bit of.... annoyance in your post to me and I was (as politely as I can) pushing back a bit.

    Bottom line, we have different views of what angelo is... and while I don't understand yours, I respect it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My intent was not to annoy at all. I am a huge fan of your passion. I clearly failed in my attempt to help you see though my eyes.

  • Is the Bears offense better than it was when Martz got here? Yes. A big chunk of that credit goes to Cutler, but Cutler has a good relationship with Martz at this point. If they can work together to continue to grow the offense, we can win games.

    Also worth mentioning that we draft better on D than on O because our D has a consistent game plan from year to year. We've been drafting for the Tampa-2 base since Lovie got here. If we can work toward the kind of offense that fits the Martz/Cutler mold - which means a mobile QB, blocking TEs, smart WRs, and a fast O-line, we'll see a lot of improvement.

    Come to think of it, the two Stanford O-line guys that could fall to us in the draft are both fast and smart, but maybe not as big as they could be. In this system, with the complex blocking and the need for pulling guards, I could see them being a good fit. If we switch to power running with Tice... not so much.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    good relationship?????

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

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ahhh, I've heard worse between friends here...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cutler and Martz made it work once we got into the season and they won 5 in a row. We'll never hear Jay say it publicly, but if he honestly believes he can work with Martz to build a consistent offense in the years to come, I'm behind him.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I agree - if Jay is happy with Martz for next year, that's good enough.
    Swapping in Tice would be counterproductive, as infuriating as Martz can be.

  • Jay makes the comment about elite teams that have played in the same system like the Pack and others to be successful. That really does not apply to us yet cuz our Oline and receiver corps is been like a fucking revolving door the last 2 yrs, so why not give Tice a try. Who do we have coming back as receivers next year anyway?Earl...Schnizzlefoot.... ? Hester didn't work too well....Knox...not sure. Roy..god I hope not. Be almost starting over anyway.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    There will be a lot of turnover at WR, but the line, the RBs, the TEs, the starting QB, they'll be fairly consistent. Even if we do need new linemen, we'll get at most two new starters next year that weren't here in 2011. Ditto for WR. So that's maybe 5 new starters, which is less than half of the current group. And that excludes some of the backups that'll be back. It doesn't matter who the coach is, we'll be bringing guys back in the fall. This offense wasn't bad when it was healthy.

  • The Bears injury bug was the top story of the year. It was like a tsunami.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uJN3Z1ryck&feature=related

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    The Bears and the Raiders both lost their top QB and top RB. The difference is that the Raiders traded two first rounders for a replacement QB. We already went down that road so we were stuck with our lousy backup.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    And the Raiders managed to go 1-3 in the month of December with that extremely pricey Quarterback...

    So, net-net, I'll take the shitty record and keep the first rounders - next year, they still have Palmer on his fast track to retirement and we have Cutler back with our draft board intact.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And there you have it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Palmer will be a better than averagre/good QB next year. Net / net, they're in position to win the division next year no matter how you look at it.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I think you're off your rocker. Palmer hasn't been a winning QB in years, he has cost them their next two first round picks, and he's coming off one of the worst seasons of his career statistically. Boller could have led them to the same mediocre record without crippling their draft flexibility.

    Palmer was a roll of the dice and it came up snake eyes.
    Now what do they do with Jason Campbell?
    And as to winning the division? Sure - the AFC West sucks. I think it's wide open again, just as it has been for the last couple of years.

  • Looks like Orton has money problems:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-former-bear-orton-sues-law-firm-over-investments-20111229,0,3115127.story

    Hopefully he'll crush the Bronco's this Sunday and get a big contract. I don't care about the contract, I just want to see the Bronco's crushed. Let the Chicago game be their last win of the season.

    I like Tebow, but I really don't want to see him in the playoffs. There's nothing more sickening in professional sports than watching a nationally televised game where the announcers have a hard-on for a particular player. You know they'll be gushing over Tebow. Ugh.

  • Some kosher football news for you, NewBear:

    http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/28/new-england-patriots-israel-football-league-robert-kraft-hanukkah-bowl/

    For everyone - check out LaMichael James on Space Mountain:

    http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/28/lamichael-james-space-mountain-photo/

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Thanks for the post. Always nice to see good news in Israel.

  • WALTER FOOTBALL HAS THE BEARS TAKING A DE
    Chicago Bears: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
    Israel Idonije will be a 31-year-old free agent in March 2012. If the Bears can't retain him, and Corey Wootton doesn't progress, the Bears will be looking for help at defensive end.

    Melvin Ingram's draft stock has soared following a strong conclusion to his 2011 campaign. He was flat-out dominant in the season finale versus Clemson.

    Another site has the Bears taking a RT from Iowa. I just don't see that happening. Right tackles just aren't high on teams priority list in the first round.

  • USA TODAY has the Queens as a 1 point favorite this weekend.

  • Seeing as how that's his goal, any reason not to try Corey Graham at cornerback this Sunday?

    Maybe he didn't look so good in practice to the coaches but I can think of a former backup QB who apparently DID look good in practice and things didn't quite work out once the real show started. It's almost too bad we weren't eliminated sooner as we could check out a few others on the depth chart:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1230-graham-bears-chicago--20111230,0,7787.story

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Absolutely - I'm not sure what the point of trotting Jennings or Bowman back out there would be.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    love me some corey graham. he's a total stud and i wonder if he would be an answer at FS. He's small, but he's a total baller. Let's give him a try and see. How amazing of a surprise would that be if he ended up being our eventual answer at FS?

  • So, hypothetically speaking, how much would it cost to outfit myself with the necessary tools to join you motherfuckers in online covert military domination? MB?

  • Anywhere from $200 to $250 for the PS3 (depending on whether you want to go with refurbished or new - I'd bite the bullet and go new).

    And you can pick up MW3 on Amazon at $39.99 for a new copy right now...depending on how patient you are, you can find it discounted or used by watching Woot and other bargain sites.

    A bluetooth headset will run you anywhere from $15 up to $200+ depending on what kind of quality you want. I'm going to use my cheapy for talking and listen to the game through my stereo system....that is, until I get the $100 PS3-branded stereo bluetooth headset for my birthday in a month.

    Altogether, you should come in at or just under $300...
    And if you need any cables (HDMI to the TV is highly recommended), buy the AmazonBasics brand on Amazon - anything else, including cables from Walmart or Target, is a HUGE ripoff.

  • BOOOYAHHH Doc!

    Are you out of your mind? You are just silly now. I'm not even going to answer because ALL you need to be doing in your free time is sleeping. I refuse to contribute to your delinquency.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Actually, as an alternative to going out with the bro's and playing poker, etc...the PS3 was a life-saver for me in year 1.

    And I could always use someone even worse than me at MW3 to shoot. A guy has to get a killstreak somehow, amiright?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    you have to watch out for shady MBP. He runs around like a crazed chicken on crack. He's really hard to hit and is really fast with his draw. If you both surprise each other, 9 out of 10 he gets you before you get him.

    He's the youngen amongst us old farts. I think I remember he had his 21st bday last year... we're all in out mid/late 30s.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sounds like I could sleep whilst playing and be just as successful as you fools.

  • That sounded suspiciously like shit talking...guess you're in!

  • wow, ok... go get your system punk. I can't wait to light you up with a headshot from two football fields away.

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... you won't even know what happened. Your head will just spontaneously explode. Don't forget to watch the instant replay.

    MWheeeeeerh! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbY5ZMQXN0M)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You forget, I'm a theoretical mathematician. In theory, I could be just as successful as you. On the other hand, I've never been much on applications.

  • Dude you need an Asian wife and a Laotian nanny ... then you get all the sleep you want. It's good to be a man in Asia - they haven't lost the battle yet.

  • Yeah, I might be interested in that too once I actually had some free time. Would having a father who's a lifetime member of the NRA and having to reload target ammo as on of my childhood chores give me any kind of advantage?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Unless you were reloading the ammo with a dualshock controller, probably not.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    yeah, although a fun childhood activity, it doesn't transfer very well to the virtual world. But get in on the fun TJ, we'd love to have you.

    The 'DBB MW3 League" is starting to shape up to be something really interesting. Come one come all... even the too cool for skool Sac. come get your nerd on with the boys Sac!

  • As Lee "I said the 'F-Word' live on Gameday" Corso would say:

    "Not so fast, my friend".

    Item 1:
    I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss Ponder, Webb or Gerhart. Both QBs acquitted themslves fairly well when they faced the Bears and Gerhart hasn't been excactly chopped liver of late. Plus, is Lach gonna go?

    Item 2:
    As you already alluded to, Blogfather, the game's still a sellout. What else is there to do in Minneapolis in January until the lakes freeze over? A lot Minnesotans DO realize that Ice Fishing is extremely difficult without the ice.

    Item 3:
    "Will there be any emotion..."
    Huh? Wha? Emotion?! "C'MON, man!".
    It's THE CHICAGO BEARS! The "We-hate your-guts, division rival, despise-you--more-than-anything-except-the-Green-Bay-Packers" CHICAGO BEARS. On the heels of an absolutely CRAPPY Vikings' campaign, what better way to go into the off-season with a smile and a warm, fuzzy feeling than to send the Chi-Town boys back to Halas Hall sporting a 7-9 record?

    Lt. Col. Tanner (Powers Boothe) : "All that hate's gonna burn you up, kid."

    Robert (C.Thomas Howell): "It keeps me warm."

    -RED DAWN (1984)

  • Consider 2011 - NFL season a bad case of diverticulitis.
    Doc - you have a six year old --- any Cars stuff?
    What about comic books?

    Did I hear that the Green Lagoon back up quarterback had five hundred yards today?

    That's hurtful.
    Belated -
    Happy New Year

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