Weekend Show! Cam Worrell on Facing Tebow, Da Picks Contest Playoff Bracket & Bill Kirchen Rockabilly Tracks

Weekend Show! Cam Worrell on Facing Tebow, Da Picks Contest Playoff Bracket & Bill Kirchen Rockabilly Tracks

This will be an abbreviated version of the show this week due to my rather hilarious attempts to return to New York from Chicago which involved a bonus night in my favorite American city, a three-hour (2 Old Styles for $11) O'Hare delay and a flight that featured extreme turbulence and a man vomiting all over his white dress shirt. There are tremendous Bill Kirchen tracks included so give the show a listen.

Note: There is nothing Picks Contests related in the Weekend Show! All information regarding the first round is below.

Rules for Round One of the Playoffs

There are four matches in Round One, listed above in the bracket. (Tobijohn receives two byes for finishing with four perfect weeks. Ufficio and NewBear receive one bye for three perfect weeks.) The rules for this week are you need to select the traditional three games against the spread. Any three teams you want. Because this is a win-and-advance format there are also two tiebreakers.

TIEBREAKER #1: Caleb Hanie's passer rating (closest wins)

TIEBREAKER #2: Tim Tebow's rush yardage (closest wins)

Lines for Round One of the Playoffs

BALTIMORE -16.5 Indianapolis

CINCINNATI -3 Houston

GREEN BAY -11 Oakland

DETROIT -7.5 Minnesota

NEW YORK JETS -9 Kansas City

New Orleans -3.5 TENNESSEE

MIAMI -3 Philadelphia

New England -8 WASHINGTON

JACKSONVILLE -1.5 Tampa Bay

Atlanta -3 CAROLINA

San Francisco -3.5 ARIZONA

DENVER -3.5 Chicago

SAN DIEGO -7 Buffalo

DALLAS -3 New York Giants

SEATTLE -6.5 St. Louis

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  • Its almost tempting to take the Bears because I don't expect either team to manage more than a couple of field goals and 3.5 points should be the clencher.

    I'll take the week off from picking. I figure no matter who wins, I can just say that I knew that would happen. Its what I usually do with the games I don't pick anyway ;)

  • Hey jeff, will you ask cam if he's scared of CTE/what he thinks?

    I read a piece on derek booregard and as a guy who played football and pridedI myself on hitting for a lot of years, I'm personally wondering whether I have it or will show signs in later life.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, how big were you? Were you a mini-Doug Plank out there?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was 5'10" 208-ish in college gp. Yeah, I tried to be... hitting and run coverage was my strength since I was a mlb in high school. I waaaaasnt all that strong on the pass coverage side. I got really injury prone in college for some reason (never missed as much as a practice in hs ) so my man college career was a dissapointment to me. But yeah, I liked to drop bombs... with my helmet most times unfortunately.

  • Nothing like the acrid smell of vomit on the east coast haul. Esp. after you knocked a couple Old Styles back. Good times.

  • James Harrison, take next Sunday off.
    Maybe the Sunday after that, too, moron.

    If Ndamakong Suh is the Poster Boy for Unsportsmanlike Conduct, then Harrison is the Poster Boy for Helmet to Helmet hits.

    Fines AIN'T gettin' the message thru to this goon.
    Time to sit him down.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I thought it was legal..

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Hard to say it wasn't "roughing the passer." Harrison saw McCoy release the ball, then lowered his head and launched, helmet-to-helmet, into McCoy. Harrison is getting better at shortening his launch sequence so it's less noticeable, but if you watch the replay, you can see that he did launch.

    Supposedly, McCoy was still glassy-eyed after the game. He says he doesn't remember the hit. He should not have been allowed back onto the field after only two downs. His backup was doing well. Yeah, he only threw one pass, but it was a 15 yd strike to (about) the Steeler 5.

    Here's a decent vid of the hit, if youtube hasn't taken it down.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDvi5vGsY90

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    I don't know man. This isn't even real football any more. The dude was out of the pocket scrambling. Yeah, when you watch the hit in slow mo it looks bad, but watch it again at reg speed. It's a split second... I didn't even see him throw the ball the first time I watched it.

    I get player safety, but common for christ sake.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have mixed feelings about it. I love the hits, and hate the way QB's are protected by the refs. But I'm just a spectator. I never played the game at a high level. So it feels hypocritical (for me) to defend what Harrison & Co. do. I'm not the one with my life and career on the line.

    Also, I live in Steeler country, unfortunately, and have probably seen more Steeler games over the last few years than Bear games. There is no question that the Steeler coaching staff encourages helmet-to-helmet launching. There's no question how dangerous it can be. But still, I used to love watching Planck and Fencik. On the other hand...

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    yep. bottom line is these guys aren't mine workers or crabmen... they get HUGE money (by any normal standards) to play a game that is the most fun you can have without drugs/high-class call girls (not that I'd know about either). The risks they take are known and are handsomely rewarded.

    This is the game. It's changing, and I get why... but all too soon it's going to be like lions and tigers. The game as we all love it is going extinct. I get why it's moving in that direction, but it doesn't change the fact that it's just sad for me personally.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It comes down to this: When da Bears do it, I'm fine with it. When it's done to the Bears, it's croool and somebody better get suspended or I'm going to whine and complain. That doesn't feel hypocritical to me at all.

    It really doesn't.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Legal?!

    In a war zone, yes. Not on the football field.

    If he'd lined up Cutty like that you'd have spent the evening rounding up a posse and a lynch mob and headed for Pittsburgh!

    Harrison EASILY could have lowered his shoulder and rocked McCoy in the chest but he insists he has the right to use his helmet as a weapon on drills a guy half his size right in the grill.

    James Harrison is an unrepentant, defiant, recidivist offender.

    Suspend his sorry ass.

    Oh, and type of hit aside, it was BLATANT roughing the passer.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    recidivist - good word al

  • In reply to Artoo:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d824e094b/Harrison-guilty-as-charged

    Sanders claims McCoy moved at the last second. He didn't. Harrison hit him straight in the grill for what it's worth.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Yeah, it looks to me like Harrison's head is up - his eyes locked on McCoys - until the final second when he lowers the boom. It's basically the same technique used by rams:

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

  • Just an interesting story...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/sports/football/theyre-only-2-points-but-safeties-can-be-game-changers.html?pagewanted=1

  • http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d824e2009/article/smith-backs-newtons-cries-for-culture-change-in-carolina?module=HP11_headline_stack

    Okay. I understand this but forgive me if I am wrong, is Tebow proving this wrong?

  • I may have been a bit down on a few players as of late but I always love this D! This Bears defense is made to crush QB's like tebow. Just look at how Vick has faired against these guys over the years. It's also not very often that our D/ Special Teams units dont get some kind of score over a three game stretch. I think the Bears will handle the Broncos this week and finally end this scoring drought.
    I'm off to the beach- have a good one fellas.

  • Urlacher said a good point though " Our offense was playing great during that game and kept us fresh."

  • Thayer on M&H this morning couldn't bring himself to pick the Bears.

    He hemmed and hawwed.

    "well... I have to say I have Denver advantaged in all areas except special teams. I think, ummm..... there is a scenario in which Robby Gould wins it for them. I can see a scenario with a 9-6 game."

    "so, you're picking the Bears to win then."

    "I didn't say that. I said I can see a situation where Tebow is neutralized by the Bears D."

    "But Von Miller and Duemervil."

    "yeah, that's bad. it could be very bad."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    On Da Site, he suggests the obvious thing to do with guys like Miller and Duemervil - run the damn ball right at them. Over and over and over. Bear The Shit Out Of Them.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Bear Defense gave up but 10 points last week and still lost.

    That;s plenty of reason to be afraid. VERY afraid.

    Could be several long range field goals on tap in the Mile-High air.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    last sunday Thayer was running
    hanie into the ground
    he was negative critical
    hanie brought him down

    I do not believe hanis sucks
    this weekend
    and beyond
    he may just surprise
    his doubters
    and if the recievers hold on
    he will engineer 3 drives
    in the stadium called mile high

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Not so sure we'll be able to score on this defense of Denver's, HB. Von Miller and Dumervil provide more of a pass rush than the 7-sack Chiefs. No leading rusher/receiver for us - Barber and Bell can run it, but they can't necessarily do what Matt did for us in the air, and it's Caleb throwing the ball. I won't be taking the 1/2 about Denver but if I wasn't a Bears fan I would.

  • Ok Jeff, gotta commend you.

    "ignorant tub of retardation"

    Best characterization of Peter King *ever*.

    On the picks contest, I guess my two sets of perfect weeks were not merged to get me to a bye. But them's the breaks. It's not like Pep trying to get a bleedin' holding call in his favor after all...

  • I say we all follow Buttsteak's lead and adopt a nickname from this brilliant list: http://mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Nicknames_for_Dave_Ryder

    And here's the background for those who missed it. I found it hilarious. I've only seen a handful of MST3000 but I've laughed heartily with each viewing.

    Here-to-for, I will also been known as Slate Fistcrunch.

    Bolt Vanderhuge was also tempting. Major props to the one who claims that one.

    I'm sure MB see's how I did that.

  • http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrjckubzbJ1qcxfhuo1_400.jpg

  • I did doc. Very nice.

    Sadly, nicknames are never every taken... instead, they are always given.

    And your given nickname is... Doc. It shall and always will be.... Doc.

    ~ Big McLarge Huge

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Crunch ButtSteak would have been my LAST choice (thanks). But who am I to complain? M Onan Batterload was named after Old Testament splooge. Still, I will miss him.

    Let us Tebow.

    (I saw how you did that with the t-shirt)

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    well done buttsteak. Best to give in to it.

    Besides, I giggle like a 14 year old every time I read that handle. hee hee.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, cats are still creepy (sorry DOM and Johnny)

  • Ha ha...I've seen that clip like 5 times already, and have laughed my ass off.

    Dibs on Butch Deadlift...

    Smoke ManMuscle

    and

    FistRock Bone

    were under consideration....

  • Brilliant! Loved Mystery Theatre back in the day. That clip led me to the best fight scene ever - and is that Cynthia Rothrock ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC2jV8sCv1c&feature=related

    With love,

    Bolt Van Der Huge.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Doc, I swear I signed that just before I saw the end of your post. I feel like a new man now. Anything is possible, because I am ....Bolt Van Der Huge.

    .......I think we can beat the Broncos! YES WE CAN!

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Those guys really know how to yah.

  • At this festivus time of year, I am thankful for.... Pippa titties

    http://www.luckymag.com/blogs/luckyrightnow/2011/10/pippa-middleton-shows-cleavage-susie-bubbles-suitcase/_jcr_content/par/cn_contentwell/par-main/cn_blogpost/cn_image.size.pippa-cleavage.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No, no...wait! Andrea! I meant Andrea Grant!

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vCqNV5lcY48/SwyvKRGpn0I/AAAAAAAAC1A/XtRYYecpBtY/s400/andrea4.jpg.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vCqNV5lcY48/SwyrWGxnbhI/AAAAAAAAC04/fV4CYuzfuOw/s400/Pin-uppoetblack062.jpg.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thank you... jesus. (god I love boobies)

    Pippa??? I. Just. Don't. Get. It.

    (although in all fairness, that was the best looking I've ever seen her. I think she might have gotten an OZZZEEEE NOOOOZZZEEEE job)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Her ass is to die for. I'm vamished thinking about her royal lump. The bouncing quarter rule definitely applies here.

  • In reply to Crown:

    don't think i've seen it.... sides, I'm not an assman. But you're welcome to it crown.

    Hey man... when are you guys going to procreate. Common, might as well fuck yourself like the rest of us now instead of later (I half keeeed.... kids are awesome... most of the time)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well
    what can I say about
    the reprobates with whom
    i have been hangin' out

    seeing this is our
    turn in the holy land
    and we are up against
    the anointed
    there is but one
    thing I can say
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4lEF0xHLxo

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not bad for a white chick I must say.

    Lily Thai anyone ?

    http://sinophilesunite.tribe.net/photos/0a32e97f-755d-4d18-ba02-d970d7764f53

  • The Cam Newton movement?

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vCqNV5lcY48/SwykL8PSfDI/AAAAAAAAC0A/mOfyO0K3rII/s400/supermankid-456.jpg.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    awesome.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    10 character points deducted? I say that kid outclasses that teacher by a mile. + 50 character points! Well done, Anthony.

  • Tebow is gay. His pet-name is Tea-Bag.

    hope Hynie pulls his head out his arse. Game's on prime time for most of the country and can see at home in MD, which will save me $40 in my usual expenses at the Glory Days.
    I really want to see Pep do a clothesline tackle of Tea-Bag, just like he did to Megatron, for Christ's sake.

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    Did he get that name in prison?

  • Eddie is here:

    http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-paranormal-and-spiritual

    Eddie is a Sandusky level POS. Teaching people to communicate with lost loved ones for money and profit is right on par with the Second Mile pedo club in my book. Trying to wrap it around some bullshit conceit of "closure" is even worse.

    So, in this joyous holiday season, I hope the Spirit of Christmas futures all gang up and beat the shit out of Eddie via the paranormal.

    http://kumamotojet.com/images/TheMoreYouKnow.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    here is some real love
    check out the kids
    ages and letters
    at the end of this read

    Karl says sohttp://kumamotojet.com/images/TheMoreYouKnow.jpg

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    the less you understand
    children will save us all

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/08/operation-santa-post-office_n_1135291.html#s532835&title=Ashley_age_4

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    i know it is ancient
    in technology terms
    but a letter to santa
    not an e-mail or text
    still softens
    the hardest heart

    i love their unspoiled minds
    and caring hearts

  • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/don_banks/12/08/late.season.surprises/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t13_a3

    don't know if you guys want to slog through don banks utter drivel... I certainly couldn't. But I did notice that he simply couldn't help himself and took a shot at us in the week 14 paragraph. Fucking dbag.

    I swear, if I ever run into that clown I'm going to backhanded slap him in the face like a teenage daughter who called your wife the C word (my god is that what I have to look forward to?).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Banks HATES the Bears. The whole organization, top to bottom.

    I don't know what it is. It's hard to argue though, when McMahon and Ditka and lots of other people hate the McCaskeys too. I just wish he have the TEAM a break, but I think he has some axe to grind with the Lovie-Martz ex-RAM clique.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yep. I wouldn't doubt it. That guy sucks... truly sucks. I enjoy the writing of half the guys on this blog more than his.

    How do dudes like that get those gigs? He prolly started as an analyst fluffer and worked his way up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    try this MB
    hit 'em early
    and hit 'em often

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZgVRJ-H8U

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Interesting image, yes, the first time one of my daughters stands there and calls her mother a c**t. I hope I'm not the kind of dad who stifles a laugh. As her mother likely won't know what a c**t is, it has the potential for some hilarity.

  • The Round Mound of Rebound is on our side:

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7335841/stop-tim-tebow-madness

    Sir Charles wants Tebow's brony (bros into my little pony) ass regulated. He even called out Briggs, Urlacher and Pep to get the job done.

  • In reply to Crown:

    AMEN
    SIR

  • Dear heavenly father let us thou taketh away the holy one and thou let you're mighty power let the mullet one taketh the hyaline ones season and let the silver and black break thou leg of the immortal one and father give us quarterback! and a new tv.

  • In reply to Sean:

    We must end the WWTTD movement post haste!

  • In reply to Crown:

    Crown... Things getting a little unnerving on the NBA side.

    Fuck LA (Lakers, Reid, Gear, (Louisiana), Carmelo's wife (Lala?), Confidential, Law, Kings, traffic, and UCLA)

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Sick pic Willie!! Now that is what I'm talking about.

    Howard Stern is about to face a huge fire storm. He's acting like the antitrust captain with unilateral authority. He is trying blocking Howard to the Nets as well.

    LA would be better to stick with what they got for a last run at rings. Kobe, Paul and no big men doesn't scare me.

    Let's get Caron signed by tonight or Nick Young whi is younger and fresher. Caron is 31. I'm scarred about the Crawford return possibility. That guy is a chucker that forces shots to get his, plays sub-par D and doesn't play within the team framework. The worst fit out of all the possibilities.
    And please no Vince Carter. I don't want to watch his broken down ass run the court. It would be like watching Roy Williams run a slant.

    Corey Wooten is the Kris Humphries of football. He looks like a serious athlete with great potential, but plays more like a broken down Kurt Rambis.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Butler to Clippers.

    Wizards can match whatever we can offer (restricted).

    It's all Vince Carter at this point.... :\

     
     
     
    Wooten looks like a sideshow... His neck is longer than his torso, but Humphries couldn't carry Rambis' jockstrap.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I've always said he looks like a fucking pez dispenser.

    I think he's the one second from the left: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/public/news_images/4/52516_117588_4.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    none of you youts remember
    but the cubs had a long neck pitcher
    bob buhl
    his head looked like it was on a flagpole

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    and andre rogers neck
    topped even that

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Your strange basketball lingo intrigues me ... yet I accept its existence. Carry on.

    Bolt
    x

  • In reply to Crown:

    i WILL NOT GIVE UP ON WOOTEN
    he is my bear cub
    WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR

  • In reply to Crown:

    did I offend u?

  • In reply to Sean:

    I would have to understand what you're writing first to be offended. So, no.

  • In reply to Sean:

    ????

    Sean, do you know anyone with the number sixteen in their name?

  • youre

  • and capitilize Father.

  • I'm not making fun of concussions... I'm really not. But I find this hard to resist.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/12/09/colt-mccoy.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a4&eref=sihp

    and then to the link above, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzfY-aXGcBY

  • Major Penis out... the cajun scud missle in this weekend.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I kinda like the Blues Brothers, Starsky & Hutch, Steltz & Conte :

    0:40

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/chicago-bears/09000d5d824e3e59/Playbook-Bears-vs-Broncos

  • SAN FRAN
    MIAMI
    SEATTLE

    TEBOW 50 YARDS RUSHING
    HANIE 65 PASSER RATING`

  • Few keys to the Tebow Bowl

    ........Defense.....

    1) I think this is a game where Anthony Adam's (remember him?) girth clogs up the middle, while Melton and Paea try to get penetration to blow up the option.

    Melton has had a sneaky, albeit inconsistent, season. He has 6 sacks, which is tied for second among DTs in the league, only .5 behind the leader. Not bad.

    Peppers will be Peppers, and if I were making the game plan, I would put him almost exclusively at RE. Why? Because Tebus is left handed, and like Vick, does most of his damage bootlegging that way. Make him run right and see horrible mechanics become even worse.

    2) This is a game which plays into our strength, Linebacker. Urlacher and Briggs gotta have HOF type games. Urlacher esp must have a monster game. He not only has to call the adjustments on the line, but spy Tebus, read the option, shed blocks and make open field tackles. Tall order, but when has 'Lach ever disappointed? The Broncos do not turn it over, so this really will be a take away game with Briggs and Donkey Punch Peanut needing to step up.

    3) Steltz played great! Wow, can't believe I just said that, but I think he had like 9 tackles last game, and looked good. He's a liability in coverage, but that's almost a non-factor this game. Also, he has gone up against Tebow in college, so has already prepared for him and knows what to expect. He's the perfect safety, this week. leaving the Bird Man Conte to roam and pick off errant surprise throws.

    .....Offense.....

    1) Yuck. Hex Ranie, I mean, Rex Hanie, must THROW THE BALL. He holds onto the ball waaaay too long while his receivers are open, which turn into sacks or last minute check downs to the other team. He is like Cutler - the OLD running for his life Cutler from last year, pre-bye.

    How to fix this? is this GroundHogs day? Fix it the same way. Put in double TEs sets, run it with Clutts clearing the path, and pick your spots until Hanie gets his sea legs under him. Fortunately, this game will be low scoring, so we will have the luxury of running it in the Bigs package.

    Martz, however, has implied that they are gonna let Rex Hanie loose...smokescreen, crazy, genius? With madmen, you never know...

    2) Our WRs have to CATCH THE DAMN BALL. That's it. Nothing fancy. You're a RECEIVER. Receive. Step up for once in you disappointing careers. You should know the routes by now. Stop being the fucken liability on this team every freakin game. I'm tired of it. MAN THE FUCK UP. If you all have to put on orange cleats to get some of the Bennet magic, do it.

    .....Special Teams.....

    1) Podlesh earn your paycheck. This might sound odd, but he may end up being the deciding factor in a close game. They have a good punter, and this very well could turn into a punter war. If we could pin them inside the 20 as opposed to the other way around, it will eventually lead to a score, which may end up being the difference.

    2) Gould should be Gould again. In the mile high air, he can probably boot it from 60.

    3) Hester - please bebe 8 pound jebus - break one...Help us Obi Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope....

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Adams is out, no?

  • He's been inactive for nearly this whole season due to a bad back, but I thought I read that Adams is healthy again.

    On the site, he's still listed at NT in the depth chart and not a clue about inj. But who knows?

    Adams really helped last year against the run, and the Tebuses are gonna run then run some more.

    We're gonna need to cycle those big guys on those long drives in that air.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Our corner's ability to tackle also greatly helps our cause in this game. My worry is that our our young safety's will bite to soon on the Tebow run and let a guy get behind them deep for the easy six. If we avoid that. I see no way Tebus beats us. Not worried a bit.

    It's time for the Tebus worshipers to eat their poison pudding.

  • Yeah, our corners are usually solid tacklers, esp Peanut.

    However, the thought of our midgets Jennings, Graham or Moore going head up against Tebow or McGahee won't be pretty. lol

    This is why Stelz is good for this game. He's a veteran - he's a good sure tackler, and he's played Tebow before.

    Conte I hope is getting brainwashed to stay 20 yds back. He might not even be on the tv screen most of the game.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    You mention coaching. I think it's key. Certainly it was key in the KC loss. Unfortunately, the Bronco's probably have the advantage in that department. The following excerpt is from Jeffri Chadiha (sorry if it's abp):
    ----------------------------
    ...people truly underestimate how hard it is for head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to do what they've done. Instead of sticking with the notion that they had to turn Tebow into a more conventional passer... they catered the offense to his strengths...
    [snip]
    ...The amazing thing [is]... that more coaches haven't taken Denver's revamped philosophy and applied it to their own limited quarterbacks. As one AFC general manager said: "A lot of coaches out there don't know how to win. They think it's more about their systems when it really is about what their players can do....."
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7330773/tim-tebow-real-impact-overlooked
    -----------------------------
    Btw, that bit about cutting Hanie loose... it didn't come directly from Martz, afaik. It came from Brad Biggs, who said:
    "Martz made it clear he needs to cut Hanie loose and let him have the entire menu to maximize his opportunity for success."

    So, if Biggs' paraphrase is accurate, Martz intends to let Hanie loose within the system. Hanie ain't going to be free-styling out there; he'll just have more compulsory tricks to perform.

    But like you said, you never know.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    "A lot of coaches out there don't know how to win. They think it's more about their systems when it really is about what their players can do....."

    Nail hit firmly on the head there.

  • Pep needs to have a monster game, indeed. Hynie needs to step up in the pocket instead of running for his life when he sees Knox is covered. Also he needs to chuck it to Bennett as the primary WR instead of the Cutty Killer.

  • happy holidays guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1G3LZgEeMg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here's another (listen close at 0:07 for your Christmas greeting).

  • For the Bulls fans out there, anyone else hear that Brandon Roy is retiring due to his jacked up knees?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Been crying for a whole day.

    To think. The Blazers had Aldridge, Roy, and Oden. Could've been so good. Sports is cruel.

  • Sam Bowie anyone?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ass.

  • That 92 Blazers team was pretty good...

  • gpldan,
    you said this during the last thread
    I was wonderin' what it was
    you had in your head
    was it this that you had
    in your minds eye
    put on your headphones
    click on the link
    in huntinbare's
    to huntinbare's reply
    I could give a damn. Because pro football and organized religion are both unimportant in the grand scheme of things.

    Football at universities, however, marginalize other aspects of higher learning. And scholarship and academic environments conducive to advancing man's knowledge is the only thing that will ultimately save civilization, so yeah - when the knuckle dragger gets the coin over the violin major, because more people want to see the Gladiator combat than hit the symphony, it's a problem.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itwL5y0He-k

    this one's for you
    as you enter into
    the second season

  • Michael L, are you ready for some first round smack talk? I have all of my picks and tiebreakers written down on a post-it ready to put it down on Da Blog.
    Not to be sneaky or anything, but I don't want to post it before I see your picks. I trust my picks, but I don't want someone I am going head to head with to post the exact same picks and say take one extra yard for Tebus or, .+.1 or -.1 on Hanie's rating.
    Are we supposed to email Blogfather our picks? I haven't seen anything on the post or hear anything in the podcast, so I guess we wait until 5 minutes before kickoff and post it publicly?

    hmmmmm

    On a side note to Michael L, thanks for the invite to the Yahoo pickum league. This is the first year I have ever done any organized spread picks. Good fun, especially with the confidence points. I hope to get an invite again next year. Although, I would understand if you never spoke/written to me again after I manhandle you out of the first round of Blogfathers playoffs!

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    The good Doctor's doin' us proud in second!

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Haha, it's all good man. Bring on the smack talk. Hope you don't lose that Post-It though... although that might be the only way you'll need a 2nd one!

    Emailing the BF might make the most sense, but I'm not too worried. People on here have pride, and this ain't the Price is Right.

    Glad to have you in the confidence league. Win or lose, you'll be welcome next year (but it's going to be win)....

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    The Confidence league IS fun. I'm digging it. It would be cooler if it was for cold hard cashe.

  • Maybe I'll try it out next year, if Michael L will invite the blog again.

    I just wanted to try out FF finally, and it's sooo addicting, like Mongo warned me. I'm spending way to much time listening to FF podcasts and reading FF chatboards lol

    I didn't want to really play other games like confidence or even the Blogfather's pick 'em cuz that would further confuse who the hell I'm rooting for.

    It's already bad enough with FF - rooting for Megatron to score 3 TDs, but somehow still lose...

    GP has Rodgers - talk about an empty victory lol

  • That's funny. I'm at the point with fantasy, that I've spread myself too thin. Next year, one money league with my homies. If DBB starts a keeper league I may be coerced into that.

    The confidence picks league is different. You don't have to do a lot of homework. You pick the games and you walk away.

  • Doubt Sirhan Sirhan's story? Don't believe that a person can be programmed to assassinate and then have no recollection of it? The amazing Derren Brown shows you how.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC9J6O6soHA&list=WL8AF7F930131B87EF&index=35&feature=plpp_video

    Can we get this man to talk to Caleb Hanie please.

  • maybe he's been programmed by the same person who did Sexy Rexy....lol!

  • Ha, talking about conspiracy theories, did you see where NASA has misplaced or lost the moon rocks? I still say we never went to the moon. I've seen some very strong arguments that are very reasonable.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I haven't seen any that weren't blown out of the water Trac. The 'no stars' thing is explained by exposure length, and the rest are laughable. Hard to believe they'd burn Grissom, Chafee and White on the ground in Apollo One. Charlie Duke said it best. He said he could understand that there were people who would not believe we went to the moon - but to fake it nine times?

    The pinnacle of human achievement, it was all downhill after that. Heady days indeed.

  • To me the Van Allen Belt is the biggest give away along with the doctored photographs and strong evidence of secondary light sources when by NASA's own admission, they took no light sources with them. I believe they were orbiting the earth during there missions and never went to the moon. NASA controlled all the information and there are serious questions raised when studying the evidence. I've also seen the laughable arguments but there are some very credible ones out there. Check this one out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5w0pm24ic

  • Lets get the win go for 3 and out and hopefully the other offense goes 3 and out as well whoever scores 3 points will win.

  • Bucs, Bears, Chargers
    Hanie's passer rating: 74.6
    Tebow's rush yardage: 48

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/66685879/Sports/Bears-safety-Steltz-on-preparing-to-stop-Broncos

    Why is Steltz playing over Meriweather? Uggghhh.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Dude can tackle.

  • Tebow?

  • In reply to Shady:

    i have to believe that Meriweather is better than Steltz. We want guys that will make plays out there, not guys that will most likely injure another member of the team and play 1 step too slow to make any difference.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Waffle, the whole season I would agree with you 100% on VIP over Steltz. But after last weeks game I'm not quite sure.. Did you see the solo tackle inside the 5 yard line? He also led the team in tackles.
    Ya know man, this is typical Lovie too. Whenever you see someone making a bunch of good special teams plays they always get rewarded with playing time.
    If Steltz finishes the season strong, do we go from not having any safeties, to having.. dare I say.. depth?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    yeah, couldn't believe that was Steltz last week. He looked like a man possessed. How do you sit a guy who had 9 tackles in one game? He had more tackles in one game than Roach did in like 3.

    IF Steltz continues to play well, I dare say...we DO finally have depth at safety.

    not that it will prevent Angelo from drafting another white safety from Stanford or something.

  • Best of luck to you Brownie. It looks like we could have a couple of really close match ups. The computer has both games within a total of 3 points combined.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Good luck to you too. I'd really like to repeat in League 1.
    It would sooth the pain of losing five in a row to get knocked out of my money league playoffs...on a three-way tiebreaker no less.
    Three teams ended up with the same record with two spots. And I had the lowest point total by 11 pts for the season. Had Forte not gotten knocked out with a knee injury, I almost certainly would have scored the additional 4 pts it would've taken to win my head to head matchup with one of the other guys contending for the last spot and ended up with the #5 seed. Instead, Forte gets dinged, I lose by 4 and end up in the 7th spot.
    FFL is a pain in the ass. Almost as bad as being a Bears fan.

  • Hey, just curious, who's in the playoffs in Da Bears Blog 1 league?

    I think they're both set to private, but just curious.

    In Da Bears Blog II league the final four are

    #1 Moi vs #4 Fed Chairmen Irish

    #2 reigning champ MBHAP vs #3 TracDaddy.

  • League 2
    #1MBHAP vs #4 TracDaddy
    #2Murph vs #3 Irish

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    You're going against MBHAP in both leagues?

    Well, at least Murph made it in the other league. He kinda stunk it up in League II lol

    So GP got bumped from the playoffs entirely by one point...dang.

  • Yeah, and we have some overlapping players - so, it'll be interesting to say the least.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That's why I didn't want to join more than one league. I mean, if I join enough leagues, then I'd end up rooting for everyone, and that kinda defeats the purpose for me.

    They are fun though. I used to go out of my way to ignore FF articles and stuff - not anymore.

    Maybe next year we should make a bigger league for Da Blog, like 12-14 team league and combine those from Da Blog I and II.

  • I'd be cool with that. I think there are at least three DBB leagues this year - one auction and two regular.
    And then my work league is absolutely cut-throat. 12 teams, everyone has played a few years now...not easy.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    oh yeah, forgot about the auction one...this is my rook year at FF, so I just wanted to get down the "normal" FF down before the more exotic stuff like auction, keeper, ppr, etc (didn't even know those terms b4 this year lol)

    I'm not even sure how the play-offs entirely work. If I win in week 14 but then lose in wk 15, then do total points break the tie?

    All I know is, SCORE more than your opponent.

    Those 12-14 team keeper leagues seem hardcore. End up starting guys that don't even realize they're playing on Sunday.

  • I'd like to get into a keeper league - I think that would be a cool thing for DBB to do next year.

  • League II was rough. I had identical records in league 1 and the auction league. Its been a crazy year with injuries and parity.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    how is the auction league, Murph?

    Is it really different than the standard FF?

  • Yes, GP got Tebowed so to speak..

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    It's the playoffs already? PLAYOFFS ?

  • Seahawks -6.5
    49ers -3.5
    Packers -11

    Hanie~ 78.5 rating
    Tebus~ 45 yards

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    There ya go Michael L. Good luck this week man!

  • Picks: Packers, Lions, Patriots.
    Hanie rating: 50
    Tebow yards: 30

  • OK Shady. You're up.

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    I thought about whether or not to copy your first 4 picks and let it come down to Tebow, but that would have been bushleague. It would have been sort of like that price is right contestant who bids $2 after the person to their left just said 1dollarbob. It's fair game but classless.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I saw someone else suggest such a strategy, but I don't think there are any of the regulars on here that would actually do such a thing. Folks here have too much class to play play it anything but straight.

  • Tebowmania must die.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story/_/id/7335330/tim-tebow-inspires-new-spin-tortoise-hare

  • Looking at the rest of the games through the end of the season, it's quite reasonable the Bears make the playoffs at 9-7.

  • Chargers, Saints, 49ers

    Hanie rating: 83.5
    Tebow yardage: 41

  • Bears
    Jets
    Niners

    Hanie: 76.1
    Tebow: 45

  • I wanted to put my $.02 into the Craig Steltz discussion.

    I'll just say that the dude can tackle. I found some old college highlights of his and I wanted to share them with you guys…. Dude can tackle (and those unis are aaaaawesome)!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSulFZ7XJ1U

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You can do itttttt!

  • Ummmm...
    49ers
    Ravens
    Dolphins

    Caleb's PR ~ 80.8
    Tebow RY - 25

  • I'm assuming TracDaddy used to be BigDaddy? So that means Michael L and BossBear90 need to get their picks in before 1:00 pm EST.

  • So now just Michael L...

  • CHI +3.5
    SEA -6.5
    WAS +8

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Caleb 81.5
    Tebow 35

  • Michael L !! dont forget your tie breaker!!

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    never mind, phew

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