Championship Game Previews & Fantasy Playoffs Continued

Championship Game Previews & Fantasy Playoffs Continued

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have looked awful on the road this season and, to be honest, they didn't look much better at home last week. If the Texans had Matt Schaub playing quarterback they probably win the game by a couple touchdowns. The Ravens defense still has names but outside of Ngata and Suggs up front, the rest of those names are looking hobbled by age (Ray Lewis) and injury (Ed Reed) and crappiness (Bernard Pollard). The Ravens don't have a single player on their roster capable of covering either Aaron Hernandez or Rob Gronkowski. I think Brady keeps rolling and the defense allows some big yardage to Ray Rice but holds up in the red zone. Patriots 34, Ravens 16

SAN FRANCISCO 40ERS vs. New York Giants

The Giants offense has thrived on yards after the catch leading to basically a 70-yard touchdown catch every week. But there is no more sure tackling defense in football than the Niners. The Giants have thrived on their pass rush, not allowing quarterbacks to sit in the pocket and survey the field. But the Niners seem to run basically a one-read passing game and don't allow Alex Smith to spend much time in the pocket. (Smith is also very quick to take off down the field when the pocket collapses.) The Niners have a great running game and the best special teams in the league this year. The Giants have magic on their side, especially at this time of the year, but I think the world is sleeping on how balanced and tough Jim Harbaugh's group is. 49ers 20, Giants 17

Fantasy Playoffs Resume

  • Eleven of us remain. I survived based only on the tie. But my presence should haunt your dreams. Haunt them terribly.
  • We'll put the Top Four, plus ties, into the Super Bowl. When the Super Bowl comes we'll most likely have to institute a tiebreaker or two.
  • RULE OF NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE AN ELIGIBLE ENTRANT ON DEFENSE FOR THE SUPER BOWL. IF THE SUPER BOWL IS PLAYED AND YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY USED BOTH OF THE DEFENSES YOU WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR THE SUPER BOWL. (This is not the case for offense or special teams.)
  • My choices this week. Offense: San Francisco 49ers. Defense: New England Patriots. Special Teams: New York Giants.
  • The rest of the eligible participants:

SidLuckman42 

#76 Mongo Murph 

SC Dave 

Jimwoww 

TheFifth 

BigT 

Elcaney 

The Void 

Shannon Pankster 

Jokey  

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  • I still maintain that the 49ers will suffer a hangover after that very emotional victory over the Saints.

    Not sure Flacco can put enough points on the board to oust the Brady Bunch.

    I think we're looking at Pats-Giants II.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Actually the Giants seem like the team that cruised to victory and then took tuesday and wed off while the Niners had a big win and are going into this game pumped! It'll be a great smash mouth game for sure.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The niners will be playing the Patsy's in the Super Bowl. I don't think the Giants will pull out a victory this weekend but I it's gonna be a heck of a game.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Have the Patriots beaten anyone with a winning record? The Broncos were 8-8. Brady mightn't put up a lot of points against a top defensive team with a winning record. If they learned anything from the Broncos game it's that jamming Gronk at the LOS might be a good idea.

    Giants-Ravens for me.

    dabearsblog @yourboyroy If new GM deals #2 pick to Miami for Marshall and draft WR in first round he'd become a hero in the city of Chicago.

    I guess Roy is still alive ....

    Maybe he'd become a hero Jeff, but he'd also deserve a kick in the ass for addressing the same position twice whilst ignoring the MLB/OL/DE requirements. If we could snag Burfict, Marshall and then the best available OL in the third, I'd be stoked. Proper stoked.

    Do we want our backup center playing RG ? How about LL, CW, RG, EW, GC with Spencer as backup guard, Fatboy slim as swing tackle ?

  • Fair point, Irish. The only playoff team the Patriopts have beaten this year is The Broncos. Still, I am not sold on Flacco.

  • First to say lets hurry up and get to the off season!! I want to see who the new GM is and I want to see what this draft looks like. Oh and I'm giving 10x1 odds that Tice stays with the Bears. Why go to a losing organization thats merely a revolving door for head coaches when you can be on a true SB contender?

  • Regarding the pic of the pizza, Jeff..
    That's just cruel and unusual punishment, man.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Regarding the pizza, who ever wins, I hope yours isn't as shrunken and as rock hard as the ones I had shipped to me a little wiles back. I followed the instructions but to no avail. I think if I had of cooked it at a lower temp and for a little longer than the instructions called for, they might have turned out ok.

  • Yeah, just put that slice on my plate!

    I think the Forty Whiners vs G-Men is a pick 'em game.

    Unfortunately, I think Jeff is correct and NE wins going away.

    I'm pulling for a G-Men vs Ravens SB.

  • Whoa Jeff, I aced the division round man, what gives? Jerra you're fired.

    Offense: 49ers
    Defense: Patriots
    ST: 49er's

  • Damn, new thread.

    Anyhow, reposting this cause it's pretty funny.

    Worst 80s Sports Posters of all time

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1106/posters.salon94.exhibit/content.32.html

  • Nice. Forget about Hershel. I was a big fan of his back in his Georgia days.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Chris Everett. Awesome.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh .... Chris! Not Jim. Okay.

  • They look like Village People.

    What is Curt Warner supposed to be? The poster says 'Blade Runner,' but it's based on Tron or something. Curt's boots are ski-boots, btw, and his codpiece is a girdle.

  • I still have the Giants and 49er's D waiting in the wings.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKtwlHV1-O8&feature=related

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    OFFENSE NE
    DEFENSE 49ERS
    ST RAVENS

  • I finally discovered what MB was doing during his short va-kay from da blog last week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcnBhILcO6U&feature=related

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    that will be $10,000 please trac. Interwebs piracy is bad M'Kay... it says so in the bible.

    Still got some sick moves though don't I... at almost 40 I can still fuckshitup! Boo Yah!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    but, this is still my favorite video on youtube of ALL TIME: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjvXxwvg8mc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you are one sick S.O.B.....that's why I love this blog...other sick Insane Bear Brethren willing to piss on the FudgePeckers Parade just like me...let's go trolling to the other sites and lay this turd on them.....and again she is a perfect example why you do not fornicate with:

    A. Farm-Animals
    B. Family Members
    C. A She-Male after to many cold ones at the Bar

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    the funniest part for me lobo is her sister laughing at her in the background. Cracks me up maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want to make a Lego brickfilm parody of this.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tee hee hee!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you must! Obviously post it here. It WILL 'go viral'.

    sigh... what has our society come to?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Panda video still gets me.

    Sound required.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzRH3iTQPrk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If they pass SOPA, does that mean we have to revert to using TOR or proxies .. or will they just shut down certain sites one by one? There's no way they can stop peer to peer file-sharing is there?

    Freedom is good. Free is better. Ahem.

  • Irish, did you hear Anonymous shut down the Dept. of Justice web site today? And they're threatening to shut down the White House web site? Those peeps have some serious balls.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    For real?

  • Yep.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/department-of-justice-site-hacked-after-megaupload-shutdown-anonymous-claims-credit/2012/01/20/gIQAl5MNEQ_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You should check out some of the other youtube posts of fans jubilant over Jerra's firing.

    There's plenty just like this one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af1mRoKHUNE&feature=related

  • Ok gang, here's my prognostications:

    1) Giants offense. I have not picked them yet, and if they win, I still get their specials for the big game.

    2) Ravens offense. The Patsies defense sucks, and this *is* the AFC Championship. Brady had better keep the ball away from the Ravens, which I don't think will be trivial as I expect Lewis' and Reed's
    likely last chance for Super Bowl glory to bring out one last HoF performance from both of them (depending on Reed's body in the latter case)

    3) Patriots ST. Since I just picked the Ravens O, I cannot pick the Patsies D. The worst dilemma of all my choices is if the Pats advance, I have to take their putz defense in the big game.

    I'm reserving the Pats and 49ers D for the bowl. If the Ravens and Giants win, I'm toast in the contest, but I get exactly the match-up I'm hoping to see.

    Eff the Patriots and 49ers.... they have enough goddamn Super Bowls already. It sucks that I don't have the Texans to root for.

    And it sucks 100,000,000,000,000 (more than the national debt in dollars) that I don't have the BEARS to root for... damn you, Soldier Field turf....

  • The Giants are this year's hot hand.

    What are the Stats since the Jim Plunkett Raidah's won from the wildcard spot with steroid Lyle? The wildcard no longer means anything, we should stop calling it the wildcard.

    Every year now, we get a Giants team. The Dildo head QB run Ravens probably perfected it, going into Oakland and spanking a highly favored Raiders team on their home field. The way this has played out usually is these teams are unstoppable within the conference, and it's a crapshoot in the big game.

    A giants - Pats rematch would be good TV.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Ravens won that super bowl in... 2001 I think... against the Giants, ironically.

    Boulware, Sharper and Lewis were the equals of Singletary, Marshall and Wilson.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh and I'm pulling for Jim H and the Niners, not that it's going to matter.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    right there with you GP...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No 9-7 team has ever won the SB right?

  • No.

    Cardinals were a fraction of an inch away from doing it three years ago.

    Was that an observation or a prediction?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I guess the fact that it hasn't happened before doesn't mean it won't happen this year. It would make sense in an NFL that's never been under more parity as it seems to be now.

    Giants v Ravens for me. Old skool.

  • There has been a recent glut of 10-6 teams getting in, and occasionally winning, the SB over the last decade so I think it is inevitable.
    In fact, would it really be that shocking for an 8-8 team to do it now?

  • Can't pull for the Forty Whiners. I've hated them since the '80's. Can't give up on a grudge now!

    MB was talking about JH being our coach. How sweet would that backslap of the Drunken Frat Boy been if he was coaching the Bears. We'd probably build a shrine to him.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Likewise. They have what, 5 Lombardis already? As much as I think Flacco is over-rated, the Ravens is the only winner I'd be okay with. Eli Manning does not deserve two Lombardis.

  • If the Giants win the Super Bowl, that would be on Coughlin, not Eli.

  • San Fran is 5-0 in Super Bowls. Fuck them in their faces.

    New York is 3-1 in Super Bowls. At least they're underdogs.

    New England is 3-4 in Super Bowls. I'm okay with them in, so long as they lose. Unless it is San Francisco. Fuck them in the face.

    Baltimore is 1-0 in Super Bowls. Only team for whom I do not have to hold my nose. Except for the felony thing, of course.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    And the second biggest market, which doesn't share that market with another team? 1-1. Sigh.

  • I'd like to see a harbaugh SB. We've already seen the gints pats, and fuck tom brady, that dude’s life has been gifted enough.

    A bro on bro battle would be epic (see how I did that). I don't really like the 9ers or their disgusting thug-ass fans (but I do like jimmy H a lot), and the ravens tend to be my non-bears team to back every year. I like their style, it's similar to ours... or it has been.

    Anyway, not holding out hope, but talk about a great narrative to the SB. So there MAAAGAN!

  • I like your little car doc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6zlkP8thkk

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-olsen-hired-as-jaguars-qb-coach-20120119,0,5822280.story

  • Offense: New England Patriots.
    Defense: New England Patriots.
    Special Teams: San Francisco 40ers.

  • I can't believe some of you in the previous thread compared Bruce Springsteen to Bon Jovi. To each his own, but that is just stupid. Bon Jovi could never make an album like "The Rising."

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    That was me buttsteak, and I was being somewhat cheeky to get some goats. I don't like bon jovi either.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I see. Butch DeadLift did the same thing.

    Btw, Magnum PI was the cheesiest thing on television since CHiPs, and Scarlett Johannson's version of "Falling Down" makes Tom Waits sound sick.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Ha ha, I too was just playing around.

    I actually don't listen to either Springsteen or Bon Jovi, but even I know that The Boss is in the upper echelon of musical hierarchy.

    To me Springsteen is like the American version of U2; they have a certain sector of die hard followers AND are critically acclaimed, though I'm not really into either.

  • Well said Butch.

  • I forgot to insult Nick Cave:

    http://somedarkholler.tumblr.com/post/3083570517/nick-cave-and-mick-harvey-do-the-white-man-shuffle

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Get down Nick Cave!

    I think we have a new contender for whitest white band ever lol

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    The Rising? Go back and listen to Born To Run or Darkness On The Edge Of Town or even The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I mentioned "The Rising" because it's more than just an album, it documents an historical event and will always be remembered for that, long after Bon Jovi is forgotten.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Point taken....

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    When it stops being about the music people start crawling inside their own butts.

  • Few great rock/folk songs are just about the music. They have meaning and relevance that shallow pop songs lack.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Absolutely correct. But like the old adage goes, you can't hum to them .... Bob Dylan may have recorded history whilst sitting in his mother's kitchen and watching people's struggles on TV, but I'm fucked if I'm going to sit through his albums.

    There's a crappy Thai pop tune out now where the one of the band's few token English words is a guy talking about his 'shorty'. Kur-ringe.

  • Oh, let's be honest. How do you record history? You're a spectator, just like most of the rest of us.

    I'm curious what you think. The whitest bands that I would list among my top 20 are probably (the term "whitey-whiteboy" isn't too clear to me) The Beatles and REM... maybe Creedence or The Grateful Dead too, if they're also considered whitey. Like I said, I'm not sure.

    Am I in Whitey Corner?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Irish is spot on when it comes to Dylan BS. I still marvel at how many people can sit through and enjoy his junk. When I think of Dylan, I think of Belushi.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvR6d08L3nc

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    The Beatles crossed all barriers I think it's safe to say ... but MB might be listening ... we have to be careful ...

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    not a fan of the beatles music... big fan of what the did FOR music.

  • hunti says
    he is gonna forgive
    and forget you said that
    about the bard
    dylan was not
    "recording history"
    hunti says he will also forgive
    for that BS link regarding dylan
    trac's a big fan of JC
    what you gonna do trac
    with bob's christian era music
    we will have to talk
    bottom line on Dylan
    he knows who he is
    and he's not there

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Dudes, dudes, gentlemen and the lady-like people. Neither Springsteen nor Jovi even get into the beginning of any pre-cursory discussions of the greatest music of all time. It nails you into the whitey-whiteboy corner, bars you from the conversation and results in derisory looks for the rest of all-time. Jesus, someone was about to chime in with Twisted Sister or Kiss ....

    Back to square one. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

  • Oh, fuck off.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Who the fuck are you, Irish? Lester Bangs?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    (youtubes Lester Bangs)

    Seems like the dude was passionate about music and would have bust a nut over Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. But I outlived him by about 7 years, so no.

  • How about Mott the Hoople?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    amen brother

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I think Irish is poking fun at the shallowness and lack of culture which is present more often than not here on da blog brownie. This of course is what makes da blog so intriguing.

  • Uh-oh. The "Music Police" are here. and I don't mean Sting.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    hee hee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Neidermeyer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.mamasfallenangels.com/video/youtube-official-music-video-1

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It's practically the off-season. The debates are coming ....

    It's a long way to the draft, and then a really long time to week one. But I can' wait.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Nebraska.

  • BTW, the Colts cleaned house, If Mike Tice goes west, Ron Turner is again available. Third time is the charm...:)

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Don't even mention that!

  • http://discussions.chicagotribune.com/20/chinews/ct-spt-0118-patriots-anderson--20120118/10

    So Anderson had the same sack total as Pep this year?

  • Irish...one word for our coaching players.....stupified

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82622af6/article/forte-wants-to-stay-in-chicago-but-doesnt-want-franchise-tag

    And is this why Forte rehabbed to play in the Pro Bowl? He's advertising his wares?

  • Meh, doesn't mean a whole lot when teams are continually in pass mode trying to catch up to the Pats cause they're down 2 or 3 scores by halftime. Not impressed at all.

  • Man, I hope the Bears are going to do stuff in FA.

    WR, DE, and we could get by with FS and SS but one of those wouldn't hurt.

    We get legitimate players for those positions.. We are off to the races.

    Then we use the draft to replenish those positions so we don't have rely on FA all the time. Seen the Redskins lately? Not a pretty sight.

  • Wait until you see what the Raiders look like in two years if you think the Skins are bad.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yeesh. I forgot about them.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Every Raider fan was waiting for Al Davis to die. Most of the ones I know at least. "When Al dies, we'll get better" (kinda like Bears fans with Virginny, sadly).

    Then, Al dies (may he rest in peace), and the Raiders become even crazier. Cambell is no longer the man; they trade away their future picks midseason for a retired qb; then, they fire their gm and their new gm turns around and fires their 1st year coach who wanted Palmer and nearly got them to the playoffs; now, they're talking about moving to L.A.!

    Sounds like the same ole Raiders to me.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Well if they get Tice it mightn't be so pretty for us either. Not only would we lose the perfect OC for us right now, but we'd lose a top OL coach. Who the next GM is (Ruskell) I could care less about, but losing Tice would be huge.

  • Unless Tice is going to suit up for them, they have problems no HC is going to solve. Their roster is full, again, of overpriced free agents, they have an ancient, underperforming QB, and they have gutted their draft picks for the next couple of years with stupid trades.

    Tice would be an idiot to go there.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Tice would be stupid not to take the Oakland HC gig. What if the Bears new GM decides to clean house next year?

    Your position is highly illogical Brownie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C70QRbawN8

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    And be another in the line of one-and-done Oakland Head Coaches? No thanks. Besides, there will be more appealing propositions come next fall.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Is that your final answer?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Yes - the Oakland HC position is a poison pill. The team is trashed for the next several years, they have a terrible culture in the front office, and Tice is better off sticking it out as OC here for a year and going from there.

  • D- Patriots
    O- niners
    ST- Ravens

  • Dear Baby Jebus,

    My wish list for the New year:

    1. New GM....... Marc Ross
    2. New OC...Mike Tice
    3. New OLC..Bobstad
    4.In FA...Mario WIlliams
    5.Trade 4th round pic for Brandon Marshall
    6. In FA...VJAK
    7. Sign $$ for Double Deuce
    8. Contract completed w/Brigsy
    9. Bitch slap Fudgepeckers & Lions twice in 2012 Sesaon
    10. Win SB in New Orleans ask 85 team to join so Jimmy Mac can show Cutty all the hot spots

    Thank you baby jebus ...........btw I know you granted MB's wish by saying so-long to "Glitchy" for him, but can I also have the list above taken care of.

    ppppppppppppppppllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Brings a tear lobo. and some OLine and DBs and maybe a MLB in the draft.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yep...all we can do is wish and pray!!!

    How's the fam..all good?!...... sleep deprivation starting to subside?

  • Interesting read,,don't agree with all but still interesting:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1030594-2012-nfl-mock-draft-7-round-chicago-bears-predictions

  • I'm just hoping that I don't have to post this video after the new GM is announced: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DdeLUA0Fms

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Today is yamhead's day to interview. Karl Rove's little brother.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ha! True story! didn't even think about it but spot on.

  • it's turning out that the NFL is a farm league for the zeta drug cartel: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/01/19/jerome.simpson.ap/index.html?sct=nfl_t2_a13

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's a Bengal. He probably thought Ganj was legal after hanging with Cedric the Entertainer. And the rest of that team.

    Good news: The Bears 2nd round draft pick kicked himself down the draft order into our hands:

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/17/dre-kirkpatrick-busted-for-pot-possession/

  • This was the article that led the Sun-Times sports section today:

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/telander/10113308-452/bears-executives-failing-the-course-on-managing-change-at-halas-hall.html

    Let me guess, Blogfather hates Telander as well. Because he is ex-SI and a hack. Even though he's really really not.

    To sum up, I'm with Telander and just about every other figure in Chicago media in calling Halas Hall a joke, which will become pure farce if Tice leaves. And Blogfather is on the side telling us not to be so down on the team, and that all sportswriters in Chicago are hacks.

    Ok, at least I know what side I've lined up on. I'm over here with Rick.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If they hire ruskell... 100%.

    If we keep tice and hire Ross... obviously, those are the right choices.

    History and experience tells us you will be on the right side here GP, i'm just hoping all of our guts are wrong this time.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and I agree with MBHP here: Tice may not love it at Halas Hall, but no way is he going to the Black Circus of Oakland. If Smiley could call MI5 the circus, then I'm calling the Raidahs the Black Circus. Equal amounts of subterfuge and deep moles, with plenty of killers for hire.

    *If* Tice jumped ship (he won't), we'd be without a line coach, an OC or a QB coach going PAST the January 28th date of the Senior Bowl.

    That is shit. Don't talk to me about NFL playoffs. Only two team will be left after this weekend, we should be interviewing who we need to interview. The possibility that the Senior Bowl happens with who? Lovie? going to the Senior Bowl to make deals, holy shit that's beyond fucking stupid.

    The Senior Bowl is where all NFL GMs meet and if there are going to be draft day deals, you cut them that weekend on the golf course. The fact the Bears may have nobody there, I mean come on.

    I hope we're just looking for people that Cutler will get along with at this stage. For our sake, let's hope the Niners win so we can push Ross if he's the guy.

    If they hire Ruskell and Blogfather doesn't spit fire and venom on the blog, then I give up. We're all just going along, la-dee-da, while this organization has its' head up its ass.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Also, if Forte blows his knee out in the Pro Bowl - I just - it will be too stupid for words.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i think if Ruskell gets hired, we're all going to take up a different hobby for awhile, Jeff included.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Jeff is okay with Ruskell. It's not who he would choose though.

  • why would anyone be ok with angelo 2.0 Erik? WHY?!?!?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The hope is that the new GM is on a short leash and that if they do bad next season.

    Full Clean House.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJe_Z6MCTY

    Is that how you feel about Angelo and Ruskell MB?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't shoot the messenger...

    http://www.macon.com/2012/01/19/1870738/ruskells-track-record-belies-critics.html

    But apparently Dan Pompeii is OK with the idea.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Oh, I plan on shooting the messenger alright. Get Some!!!

    MBP.... won't you join us tonight?

  • In reply to Shady:

    awesome... no thanks. Retain him as a consultant if you'd like.

    We need a new start and new blood after angelo's woderful run. Period.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Sorry I missed you guys last night - had to spend some time with the wife.

  • Ruskell haunts my dreams. Haunts them terribly.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    gp, let's just wait and see what happens. Like the immortal Jimmy said, "I mean, come on".
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/104359/i-mean-come-on

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy! Smiley for GM !

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Look down GP, I posted my take on this guys article.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm not a fan of Telander, he's a goofy fucker like Rosenbloom, but I can't really argue with what either have been writing recently. This situation is a complete clusterufck whether blogfader wants to admit it or not. Also getting a bit sick of the shots at Bears fans and the east coast bias.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The article is spot-on. I don't understand how Phillips keeps his job when he was ultimately responsible for hiring Angelo in the first place. If you hire Angelo and oversee the travesty that has been evident in Halas Hall since, then you need to go too. Tice is trying to desert the sinking ship. I don't think any of us are down on the team, just the bag of dicks in charge of them.

    If they keep Tice somehow and hire a GM that recognises talent and understands what medical reports are, then Phillips has covered his arse once more. Get me a middle linebacker, a left tackle, a pass rusher and a 6'5 WR that can play football and I'll fall in line.

  • Top 10 Whitest Bands in the World

    1. R.E.M. - Crunch nailed this.
    2. Metallica
    3. Judas Priest
    4. Megadeth - I'm sensing a pattern here
    5. Def Leppard
    6. Dylan
    7. Hootie and the Blowfish
    8. Sean Penn's brother
    9. Mumford and Sons
    10. Mott the Hoople

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I like the really, old indecipherable REM stuff, but they are really, really white and have gotten damn near clear.

    You left out every emo band of this century, which is hardly fair as I think they'd immediately take the top 40-50 spots.

    Case in point, "Panic! At the Disco"...the name alone says, "I can't throw overhand".

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yeah, Foster the People is number 11 with a bullet.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Noooooo, not Dylan. Rush is way whiter than Dylan. What about the Beach Boys? You can't get much whiter than surfer music. The Police. I think one of those guys was an actual albino. KC and the Sunshine Band. REO Speedwagon. Anything to knock Dylan off the top ten.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Not the Police...Sting in the '90's...yes.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    eeeewwwwwww

    (sting in the 90's, not the Police. Police were bad ass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aENX1Sf3fgQ)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My taste in music is unassailable. You might as well try to embarrass me for liking broccoli. So I'm not afraid to say I like REM, the Beach Boys, and the Police. I even like some of the Bee-Gee's stuff. But white is white:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbQd3jxth5k

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    well, I like broccoli too.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    George Bush Sr wouldn't eat the stuff and wasn't afraid to say so. Broccoli PACs be damned....

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    No Yanni?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    No Yanni, no Tesh, no Jobriath, no new age pianist/composers, period. Kinda like Burt Bacharach with Dionne Warwick or Elvis Costello.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebyc9tJod4E

    What do you like, Trac. You said we got no culture...

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    In my uncivilized days?
    Ozzie
    Led Zeplin
    AC/DC
    The Doors
    Pink Floyd
    Phil Collins/Genesis
    E.L.O.
    Jefferson Airplane

    P.S. The no culture comment was entirely satirical.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Trac, I'd say your top five are all very cultural. I wouldn't include bands like Rush or Iron Maiden in the whitest bands. Their music transcends international boundaries.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Pet Sounds was good. Love me some Police. Even when I was eight I remember them being called white reggae. Love me a few of those BGs tunes, and who hasn't tried going falsetto when nobody was around, or you were drunk and just didn't care.

    Trac - you're a rocker! Who woulda thunk it. There's a little rocker at the heart of every white boy. Unless they like The Cure ....

  • Disintegration was a great album!

  • I seen Toots and the Maytals in Jamaica just under a year ago, so don't call me too white.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Here's the show I was at in Negril, with Warren Haynes.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og7DH6e-kXM

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's what I'm saying...loved The Police.

    Sting being whiny and zen? No.
    Doesn't get much whiter than "An Englishman in New York".

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Well, speaking of albinos, there's always Johnny Winter And (with Rick Derringer) and his brother Edgar Winter and White Trash. And isn't Hootie actually black?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Actually, J Winter was the best electric guitar player I've ever heard. Edgar was nothin.

    And although you'll call him white, he has for several dozen decades reached people everywhere. Look it up. Name?

    Mozart.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Mozart. Beethoven. Strauss. The discussion does indeed start with those guys and moves on. But never at any time does it include Springsteen or Jovi. Ever.

  • Thank god for the internet, so I can count on your dickish opinions on music to fill the time between paranoid-schizophrenic rants about the US banking system.

  • Don't forget Schubert, Irish. And if you don't know him, please explore.

    So far as Posse's comment, perhaps someday he will exhibit a modicum of sophistication musically.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    When did I say I didn't like classical music?

  • Vivaldi. Bach. Pachelbel. So what? I love classical music but it's a seperate category.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I somehow never visited Rush. Rush fans were pretty rare. I only met one. What one album would anyone recommend?

  • Here's a nice instrumental piece to chew on.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQPHsONF_tE
    You might like 2112, which is based on Ayn Rand's dystopian novel Anthem. Hemispheres, where this song is from, and Moving Pictures are also great albums. Early prog rock.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    An instrumental inspired by Ayn Rand - that's not white?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hunti doesn't get it
    what is your defenition of "white"
    some of this planets
    most gifted musicians
    passed through Dylan's stage
    if you need a list
    hunti will provide one
    maybe things won't look so "white"
    after some background on the backups
    and for you unenlightened
    bob loved "black" women

  • In reply to The Void:

    "All Along the Watchtower" comes to mind. And who knew Dylan invented rap?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rLcx8X82ZU

  • In reply to The Void:

    I'd define white music as music blacks wouldn't listen to.

    Hence The Beatles aren't white music - they transcend barriers - but Men Without Hats probably are. Metal is fairly, but not exclusively white ... but anyone that listens to Linkin Park rather than pull out the stuff that wasn't watered down for corporate kids ... well, they just need prayers said for them .. and a visit to the school of heavy metal 1980-1995. Anything after that is bullshit and weak imitation.

  • Re metal, there was Sabbath followed by a couple of decades of pretenders IMO.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I like Metallica, Megadeth had a few good songs. Michael Stipe was a dick and probably swallowed them. Rob Halford definitely did. In fact we'd need to take REM, JP and Def LEppard off that list and put them on a separate gay list. Replace them with bands like Van Halen and AC/DC.

  • So now I'm gay whitey-whiteboy, is that it? Because if you define white music as music blacks wouldn't listen to, you must define gay music as music straights wouldn't listen to.

    I like REM, a lot, and I'm not gay. MBHP likes them too, and he's not that gay. REM has sold nearly a hundred million albums, to straights and gays and everything in-between. Ipso fagto, REM doesn't qualify as gay music. And I'm not gay. Did I mention that?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Thanks...sort of, you fucker.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    +1 for ipso fagto. That was good.

  • First off, the Bears don't have a GM because they fired Angelo and are currently involved in interviewing potential candidates which is quite normal. To me, this is a huge step in the right direction.
    Tice not content? Interviewing for the Oakland HC job? Hello, that's what red blooded Americans do, they try to better themselves.
    If Tice takes the job? Hello again, he hasn't even been offered the job and isn't considered to be the front runner but even if he gets the job, the Bears will do what any other team would in that situation, they'd hire a new OC.

    Man GP, I just can't even go on slicing this guys column it so irrational. It's all swole hyperbole and is nothing more than an anti McCaskey's rant. I actually began reading this article hoping I would find a valid argument but I couldn't come close to embracing the gist of his comments. He's all doom and gloom and hasn't even allowed the process of hiring a new GM to run it's course. Keeping Lovie on deck until the new GM is hired is not unreasonable at all and actually makes sense at this point in time.

    Was this guy beaten as a child and forced to watch his brothers pull the wings off of insects or what? I just don't get the ridiculous arguments he makes.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Trac - can I just call you Eva Braun from now on?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrP9jaKKAIg&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's a silly article GP, I think writing a column like that before Tice takes another job and the Bears pull the trigger on a new GM is disingenuous. It's a waste of space.

  • Offense - Ravens
    Defense - Giants
    Specials - Giants

  • Nope. Dir of football operations for another team told me he'd hire Emery over every1 else for whatever that's worth.

    Espn Wright.

  • Him and Ross would fit the Bears better than the other candidates in my opineyun.

  • Man, this guy kinda reminds me of Angelee after the draft.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/world/europe/italy-cruise-cook/index.html

  • Bears will interview no more GMs than the five candidates already interviewed

  • Here come Da Ruskell. Fkn guaranteed. The Patriots guy would be interesting, but you know it's Ruskell .....

  • http://blogs.suntimes.com/bears/2012/01/is_phil_emery_the_favorite_to_.html

  • Filed to ESPN: Miami plans to hire Joe Philbin as its head coach.

  • This is good news for us.

    The Packers have now lost McKenzie their head of scouting to Oak and their O-co in Joe Philbin.

    When personnel leave their teams, they usually take some other guys they worked with too, so I hope those two former Packers gut that team.

    Also, GB doesn't have much cap space. About 7mil. Some VERY optimistic Pack fans think it can get up to 20mil, but that's unlikely considering they have to do some resignings/extensions, not least of which is Matthews and Rodgers, so they're not make a big splash in FA (not that they ever do).

  • Also, Lions aren't looking as good as some think for 2012. I'll quote another Pack blogger's analysis (I know, I'm lazy).

    "5 million over the cap WITHOUT backus, tulloch, avril, or either of the backup QBs on the books

    resigning calvin would help, if he is ok with missing out on a 17 million dollar payday

    so he has to fill the LT, DE, MLB and CB positions with very little cap room to do it

    oh and he will have 0 QBs on the roster not named stafford. not good when he hasnt gone a single year in the NFL without sustaining an injury

    so the lions may not be able to return the same pieces on the defense, which was awful before losing any of the talent from last year

    should be interesting"

  • Been saying that for months now...the Lions are due for some pain. That's the flip side of all those high draft picks over the last decade.
    You have to pay them.

  • OK. Here's my all-time fave doing his signature tune. If you don't like this you've got a hole in your soul.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSN7WOPkQ0

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Professor Longhair! haha nice, hey plays the hell out of the piano but I prefer Dr. John's creole vocals.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Not bad but he'll never make the whitest band list. Crunch was right, there's nothing whiter than surfer music unless perhaps, most of the early psychedelic stuff. I suppose early British folk rock is pretty white too...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Is that a young George Porter, Jr. on bass?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I can't say 100% that it is but I'm pretty sure it is. I saw him play with Snooks Eaglin at Charms in Baton Rouge in the late '80's. Jon Cleary was on piano and Johnny Vidacovich was on drums. Killer show. Never got a chance to see the Prof. or the Meters.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Back to my Mule again, George was their bassist for awhile after Allen Woody died. He's got some grooves.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Mule's new bassist since @ 2007, Jorgen Carlsson from Sweden is fantastic. He's blown me away many times. I've met him 3-4 times and I always make a point to tell him "YOU RULE!" His fills are incredible.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    George has played with a million people. Really talented. It's funny when you mentioned talking to Jorgen. More often than not, if I'm chatting with a band member it's usually the drummer or bass player. For some reason they always seem friendlier and more approachable. Esp with Blues music, if the bassist and drummer are great the band is awesome. If they are just so-so, the band can't really rise above it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    So true about the rhythm section being critical for a good band, and them being friendlier.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Mwah! Check out the whities clapping politely at the end. That was some good shit all right.

  • That was taken from a show called Soundstage. It was a music show produced by the PBS station out of Chicago. I think it was '74. The show had The Meters, The Prof, Earl King and Dr. John. I remember watching it back then and going crazy.

    I loved Dr. John and in the liner notes to the album Gumbo (my fave album by him) he wrote a bunch about Professor Longhair. I had the record shop get one of his records for me and I've been nuts about him ever since.

  • Offense: patriots
    Defense: patriots
    Specials: giants

  • I used to kick back when I was in high school and get silly with this one from dexy's:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ThWaMnlSZM

  • In reply to Shady:

    Irish music's pretty white too. The Pogues are from London but I think most are of Irish descent. For some reason, this one really gets me going:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBLqp-s__o&feature=related

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    And as long we're on the subject, Flogging Molly:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywX3vZaE7Hc&feature=related

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    And of course, let's not forget Irish-American:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmDWHLDRM8k

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    would
    doc watson
    make
    theall white man's
    list
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdUrg2Cqxdw

  • In reply to The Void:

    That definitely qualifies. Dig out "Will the Circle be Unbroken" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for a real anthology of that stuff.

    However, could anything be whiter than this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e5cqe_JE0Q

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    yep
    on the dirt band
    listen to them weekly

  • In reply to The Void:

    Yeah, that's some good shit.

  • In reply to The Void:

    How does that video get 15 dislikes? Must be Packer fans!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Uh-oh, Shane MacGowan. I bet Irish loves him as much as he loves Sinead O'Connor. Here's a duet for you, Irish:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8oyxrrEk58

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    That was not a bad tune and one I'd forgotten about. Of course, Sinead is a bit of a weirdo but I never had a problem with her music (just her message most of the time). I've always been fascinated with Irish music. Although ethnicaly only a 1/4 Irish, culturally, I'm about 3/4 Irish-American (although growing up, I was the only kid in the neighborhood with an Uncle Ahkbar) .

    Trying to think of the first Irish musicians/bands that got any attention over here. Rory Gallagher and Horselips back in the early/mid70s are the only ones I could think of (James Galway and the Chieftians don't count, diffeent genres). Thin Lizzy and the Boontown Rats a bit later and of course U2 a while after that. If anyone can think of some other early ones, I'd love to know.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    There's Van Morrison (Them). Brown Eyed Girl is one of my all-time favorites.

    I bought The Fine Art of Surfacing when I was a kid. I still have the album.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Man, how could I forget Van Morrison!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TG4gaeilge?feature=watch

    This is the channel of the Irisah language TV station in Ireland. Keeper of th emusic and all things Irish.

    You might try Luke Kelly, The Bothy band or Planxty ....

  • Luke Kelly is bad ass.

  • And that would be Irish not Irisah whatever the fark that is ...

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    They don't do it for me I'm afraid. They're pop singers and only do Irish stuff when they're in front of Irish audiences on their rare trips to Ireland.

    This is an Irish singer singing an Irish song. Iarla Ó Lionáird.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJHD6CoG0no

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Irish music is very white, but with freckles. And I'm sure our African brothers and sisters would like the Bodhran beat.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Damn, I haven't heard or even thought of that song in 25 years.

  • for those who want ross
    and for those who don't
    the man is well spoken
    and is well versed in the specifics
    about the players he studies
    hunti wants to see this man
    address the less than stellar
    chicago press
    for many years to come
    some tape to help one
    decide
    http://www.giants.com/media-vault/videos/Dir-of-Scouting-Marc-Ross-on-Draft-Picks/46C97FEB-D77D-4F91-9F59-1DDF76088AD7

  • I didn't mean Prof Longhair was white music. Far from it.

    Talking about Irish/English. How 'bout a combo?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r64kl3eCwMc

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    As much as I like him, unfortunately Jeff Beck has a bit too much of the Blues element in his style to make the list (as do the Stones, Clapton and even Humble Pie). And even though he's an albino, for the same reason Johnny Winter (who I mentioned earlier) really doesn't qualify either...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    hunti says he would like
    to crawl through that hole
    in her hair-doo
    and get lost

  • In reply to The Void:

    Imelda is awesome. She's married to the "other" guitarist in the band. Hope that doesn't dampen your enthusiasm for the hairdo plunge.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    A tribute to the wonderful Etta James. I love this song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM&feature=fvwrel

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Great choice. She was really dirty in concert. In a good way. A promoter/friend of mine said she was beyond difficult to work with. Oh well. What a talent!

  • Suddenly I feel like drinking.

  • Huntin, love Doc! When Merle died it was tragic. I saw him about a month after Merle died. He sang with a heavy heart that night.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    you are a lucky man
    to have a doc watson pelt
    on your live show totem

  • In reply to The Void:

    Saw Doc in '85 in a tiny little venue in Stone City, Iowa. That's where the Grant Wood Artists Colony was located. The venue had a combo of folding chairs, couches and upholstered chairs. My buddy and I sat on a couch right in front about 10 feet away from Doc. I wanted to ask him all night where Merle was but something told me not to. I found out a few days later Merle died about a month before that in a farming accident. No wonder Doc wasn't his usual happy self. It was still a great show but you just can't replace Merle.

  • Speaking of surf. Here's the King of the Surf Guitar with SRV. Very white but rocks like mad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWw55XhTehg

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    gilligan needed to
    deck the skipper
    and take that dainty bunny
    down the rabbitt hole
    for a ride

  • In reply to The Void:

    Oh yeah!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Wow, I never knew Dick Dale was a lefty, me too. I had a hell of a time and very little patience in my late teens) trying to find a lefty guitar so I settled on a right-handed Gibson SG and flipped the strings because it was a double cutaway style. I had a pretty nice left-handed Les Paul Junior but my ex considered it marital property and took it when she left (along with my Marshall amp which btw, is the whitest of guitar amplifiers)....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Man does that ever suck about the Les Paul Jr and Marshall Amp. I hope she at least played.

    I saw Dick in the mid '90's. Great show. Crazy loud. He's deaf as a post. At the end of the show he signed anything and everything. Sat on the edge of the stage and talked to anyone that wanted to chat after the show. He's a total horndog and VERY politically incorrect. Funny as hell. He uses the heaviest gauge strings I've ever seen.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Nope, she doesn't play, and certainly not left-handed. It was an act of just plain spite. That's OK, when I've got a bit of time for it again, I'll get another. Some guys like the heavier strings for a bassier tone. I think they might stay in tune better too, especially if you're bending them a lot...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    That REALLY sucks. I'll never understand being vindictive like that in a divorce (been there once).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +

    SRV died about 40 years early.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No doubt. Saw him twice. The first time he warmed up for Huey Lewis and the News. You should have seen the kids watching SRV. They had no idea what to make of him. The second time Johnny Copeland was the opener and SRV played two 1hour + sets. Fabulous show.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm envious...seen some good dead guys (Zappa several times in fact) but never caught a SRV show.

    Not sure whether it might be appealing to you, but I recommend that most people see Chanticleer. And those that I know appreciate fine vocal music I tell to put a show on their bucket list.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Pee Wee Herman sighting.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Gotta love Pee Wee!

  • Tobi, most of Beck's stuff is jazz/rock that is very white. I loved Truth and Beckola but once he veered into Jazz/Rock/Fusion not so much. I would still pay to see him but I'm not passionate about him. In the Youtube clip Imelda really brings it. You can tell her and Beck are having fun.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    It's damn hard to not like Imelda...

    http://soundcloud.com/imeldamay-1/inside-out

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Very cool. I've killed a lot of time watching her on Youtube. If there was any justice in the music world, she would be a mega star. She's got it all.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    'Melda was playing pubs and clubs around Dublin for about 20 years before Jools Holland broke her on British TV. This is her first performance on TV I think :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lsELe5FTKE

  • Have you ever seen her live? That's definitely a show I'd make a point to see.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I periodically send links to songs to a set of people I know, and here's what I wrote about Imelda. That last line is particularly true. Had I the dinero, I'd fly to the UK to catch a show.

    "After a several year haitus (for no particular reason) I've recently made periodic returns to Fiona Richie's "Thistle and Shamrock" radio show.

    Thistle and Shamrock mostly features traditional music of the British Isles (or, at least, it used to). The show this past Sunday evening had an intriguing air of incongruity about it. When I tuned in Fiona was interviewing a woman with an obvious Irish accent. After listening to her talk, one of her tunes came on. Let's say I was a bit surprised - and I liked that!

    Maybe Imelda May is famous; I have no idea. But she was new to me, and so I had to get out a Song of Today of hers. I've selected "Inside Out" right here:

    http://www.imeldamay.co.uk/music/

    This is an act I definitely want to catch live."

  • Dave Chappelle on white people dancing:

    http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=219413

  • In reply to Shady:

    hunti wants to know
    why don't the friday USPS stand up
    safety talks with lennieeeeeeeee
    bring those kind of results
    to the workroom floor

  • nothin whiter
    not even snow
    when it's on
    the mountain of love
    and Narvelle Felts knows

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42XJe7M4xSE&feature=related

  • In reply to The Void:

    Johnny Rivers did a good version of that tune...

  • Wow. Very limited options if you want to actually start 3 units in the next round. Sorry Jeff, but gotta copy you on this:

    O: SF
    D: NE
    ST: NY football giants

  • You guys have been quiet lately.. I'm 21 and I don't play video games as much as you guys dude. Jp.

    Shockey as a pick up tightend if Davis doesn't work out?

    Panthers will keep Olsen and I think he could help. We know Spathe is pretty damn good blocking and decent at catching. Shockey would challenge Davis though. Your thoughts.

  • Is Shockey available? Don't know, we would be his fourth team. Now why is that? I wonder how many are watching the Pats and their two TE sets and seeking to emulate?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Because they are okay with Olsen being a pass catching tight end and not block. Plus, they traded for him.

    Fred Davis for the Redskins would be a nice pick up. He is pretty good and that is saying something for a Redskin.

  • Fred Davis is decent. Kinda reminds me of Dez. Not flashy, but solid in the run and pass (although he did get suspended for doping at the end of the season).

    And FUCK Shockey. I don't want that whiny injury prone baby on our team

    On the TE tip. I was trolling through the NFC N blog on ESPN, and their was a heated debate between Fudgers about Finley.

    Not just about his drops, but also about his franchise tag. Apperently, years ago, Finley made the statement that his goal was to become the highest paid TE. This year, GB might franchise him, but it's for a measly 5 mil. I guess Finley didn't like that thought, and now his agent is arguing that Finley technically qualifies as a WR because of some NFL formula about where he lines up at the snap (Finley lined up on the slot enough is the argument).

    Why is this important? Because if Finley qualifies as a WR, then the tag goes up to 9 mil.

    There's some precedent with Terrell Suggs when he argued that he was a DE, not LB, and the Ravens and Suggs split the difference, if I remember correctly.

    Crazy shit.

  • That's interesting about Finley. His goal isn't to be the best TE or catch the most TDs, but just to be the highest paid. No thanks. We just need to pass it to Kellen more.

  • ++

  • You still have a life Artoo. There'll be plenty of time to play games when you cash your chips in.

  • Another thought, if we hire Emery are we hiring someone totally different that Angelo?

    Because if Emery is like Ruskell and Ruskell was like Angelo.. What kind of GM are we getting ?

    Someone make this bad thought go away.

  • Holy Shit-balls Batman:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/20/colts-want-to-talk-with-brad-childress/

    The Colts are going from bad to worse in this scenario!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I guess it all depends on what they want to talk to him about. Maybe avoiding some of the same mistakes? It's been a while since he was in the news but I seem to recall hearing that towards the end in MIN, he was despised by most of the players....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Exactly. The toilets might need cleaning. They might need a live-in pedo for the showers. They may profile him to find out what kind of coach they don't want to hire.

  • What do birds sound like, Brad?

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

  • Brad Childress's greatest press conference, where he talks about Favre's "lower chain". First two minutes and 6:00-9:00 mark are great.
    http://www.vikings.com/media-lounge/videos/Childress-Presser-112/ec11b8f6-ad89-4ca1-a2d0-1b718747d550

    This might be the best Viking press conference ever, better than Denny Green. Fuck, can Jerry Burns swear.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcBFZ26lcI

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4coGerRh4ZI

    Charlie Brooker's review of 2011. Brilliant.

  • OK. Time to bring out the heavy artillery. Whitest-Whiteboy evah:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIqY-zvdESQ

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Have you got the one of him doing Dyer's Eve from 'And Justice for all ...'?

  • I had to look that song up. All I can say is Pat Boone could only improve it. That is the most horrible piece of shit I have ever heard.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    From an REM fan, that's a compliment. Back to Shiny Happy People.

  • Pat Boone doing 'Shiny Happy People' would be great.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'd like to see Pat doing my old theme song, White Punks on Dope by The Tubes:

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

  • Sorry, Irish. I didn't know you actually like that song. I thought you were joking.

    Dear Mother Dear Father Ugh. I had to listen to it again to find a decent link.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    OK, you win. My oldest sister used to have his picture on her bedroom wall. My brother and I would listen to Little Richard doing Tutti Fruiti and she would look at us like we were godless heathens (how did she know when I was so little?). There is nobody more sanctimonious and lame than that douchebag.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    ROTFL

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Good Lord, that's incredible! Did you see some of the links to the right? Pat Boon doing Metallica's Enter Sandman and Paul Anka with a version of Smells Like Teen Spirit. Unintended satire, that's all I can think of...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Oops. I just linked Anka's version of Teen Spirit above, before I read your comment. But yeah, that's where I found it.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Contest over. Surreal.

  • Regarding the photo for this thread and on behalf of my fellow eliminated PIZZA PLAYOFF hopefuls I would just like to say....

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN,!

  • I've decided that no matter what happens with the inane, vile, self-centered wretch of a story known as the feeble minded corporate self-serving, self-saving mump heads of Halas Hall, Charlie Brooker is now a personal hero.

  • I'm also not sure how to feel about this. I'm torn between utterly stupid and completely brilliant.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9YQYBfE8E4&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The most brilliant cross-over cover is Johnny Cash doing Hurt by Nine Inch Nails.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m_VBR8XZYI&feature=fvst

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Had never heard Johnny sing that one before Filth. That guy was amazing. He died at 69 looking like he was 89. His voice makes that work, specially cause you can see how the song spoke to his soul.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Heroin will do that to you.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I think it's better than the original. Johnny's version is one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard. Trent Reznor said that after he saw the video, while he might have written it, the song was no longer his....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Agreed tobi.
    And Trac, don't call me Filth! You can call me a drunk piece of shit, but not Filth.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Sorry Fifth. I kind of meant it in the "Barbarian Hoard" kinda sense. I took a liberty there, no offense intended.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Well, in that case, thanks. I don't mind being part of the Barbarian Hoard. Just remember, the Scandanavian people were peace loving farmers throughout most of history, aside from a few hundred years of raping and pillaging the rest of Europe.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Johnny Cash has about 40 extra years of pain behind his voice. It was much more powerful than the original.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not sure either. Here's another one - Paul Anka doing a swing version of Teen Spirit. I don't hate it.

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

  • So we've spend the last couple days discussing white music, how's about we spend today listening to black music? I'll start...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5HKlQ6nGM

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd1pXw1DmsA

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady are you a big Elvis fan? It's too bad he got so fucked up and nobody had enough stones to get him some help. I like a lot of his stuff but once he started doing movies, things went off the rails.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I agree towards the end of his career he had some issues, but the man is a legend.

  • Chicago Blues History of the World Pt. 1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YmI5mS_VD0

  • In reply to Shady:

    Years ago we booked Lovie Lee and Lurrie Bell was playing guitar for him. I got to spend some time with him. Very nice guy, very quiet. His dad Carey was a great harp player but drank like crazy.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Well, Canada, get this guy to come to South Carolina so I can see him :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQlDQV6B2k4&feature=related

    An interesting cover of a song by my favorite bluesman. McKinley used to live in Westmont, and he'd periodically play free shows in a park there not far off Cass Avenue, iirc. The one I remember, their stage was a flatbed semi-trailer. Those were the days...

  • What do/did you do? It sounds like you may have met some interesting folks in your time.

  • In reply to Shady:

    For a few years in the '80's I was one of the main people in a Blues Society in Iowa. We had a 3-day Fest over the 4th of July and when I was very active we booked on average 3 shows a month besides the Fest. It was a lot of fun but a lot of work. The shows and dealing with the artists was fabulous. Dealing with all the egos and personalities in a Blues Society, not so much. I was the guy that paid the bands and often times dealt with them while they were in town. Great memories. Almost all of the Blues guys I've ever dealt with were great. Only a couple of the guys were dicks. One of them is somewhat well known and the other was supremely talented but had major drug issues.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Thanks for sharing the personal stuff.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, are you familiar with Clyde Stubblefield,, the "funky" drummer that used to play with James Brown? I think he played drums on Sex Machine and a few other albums. I used to go see him all the time with my brother when I lived in Madison. He played almost every Monday night. We had an epic night about 6 years ago when my brother and his wife were visiting me in LAX. I took them to my favorite blues bar to see Clyde, who brought an 8-9 piece band in a really small venue. The back room is like a small recording studio. We sat at the front table. The last line from your post made me think of this. Charlie Brooks was singing, and he was on a roll. He's got a voice like Al Green, and he was killing it all night. His problem is he's got a big nose and drinks too much. After the last song, he stepped off the stage and passed out right in front of us, face first.

  • Tempted?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltRwmgYEUr8

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd1c4T5HiE

  • One of my all time favorites

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKjkUPzui7A

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    kinda creeps me out man.

  • In reply to Shady:

    He he.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    haha

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    She's got a nice voice.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Judy's got a nice voice. T.E. Ford is a classic. Bless his pea picking heart.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You Sir are a true connoisseur. I believe you do know what you're talkin bout. Yes Sir.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Freaky. I thought those mimes were going to attack her a couple times.

    Judy can wail, though.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Gotta love the ones that can "really" wail. I'm sorry Shady didn't get past the lyrics. Ha ha.

  • And then there's this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joo90ZWrUkU

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I'm not gonna lie this one kinda makes me want to stab myself in the ear with a pencil.

  • Here's my favorite deep soul singer. It's a crappy bootleg from a couple of years ago but the power in his voice is obvious.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw8it_UHOa8&feature=related

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    yeeaaaaa I can get down to some otis clay, woo!

  • In reply to Shady:

    He's the nicest guy. I've seen him at least a dozen times. He always delivers. The O.V. Wright classic Nickel and a Nail is one of my faves.

  • OK somebody had to do it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXhy7ZsiR50

    Like Elvis, he was legend in entertainment and will be remembered in many ways to many different people. Interestingly enough, he actually married Presley's daughter.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I have yet to see a music video better than this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXhy7ZsiR50

  • Two Days without power sucks. Finally came back on today. There isn't a square foot of my yard (or town) that isn't covered with branches.

    Thank Trac's god that I didn't have to miss my first Championship Sunday in probably 25 years.

  • Stop groveling!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZhLDo09D68

  • I had a boring NYE, at home with the kids, and Channel 5 did a puff bit on Buddy Guy's. Buddy is playing this month in his club. Buddy owns this huge, huge collection of guitars. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Les Paul, all these signed guitars that would easily fund his retirement.

    The Channel 5 dweeblet asked him what his favorite guitar was, and honestly, he didn't hesitate.

    He pulled up a guitar that he said Johnny Lee Hooker gave him a week before Hooker passed. It was obvious he treasured it. Thought that was a nice honest moment, in a complete non-inform bit of television.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOyj4ciJk34

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Any old geezers out there remember this one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5M_Ttstbgs

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Gp, no shit, I was just thinking of posting some Hooker. He's my all time favorite old blues dude. Disc 2 of Hooker n Heat is up there with Duane Allman Anthology as some of the most transformational music in my life. I fucking love his vocals in this song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Of1iJekTk

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Awesome vid

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG0AQpFRbok

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady, check out Buddy Guy's album Skin Deep if you ain't got it. It's from 2008 or 2009. It's some of his best work. Jams with Clapton, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Robert Randolph on some of the songs. Top five album for me the in the last few years.

  • I loved this one when I was a wee lad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpWEv9Q0XQ4&feature=related

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I saw Eric Burdon with War when I was about 15 up at a closed ski resort outside of Lake Geneva, WI. It was just after Spill the Wine was released, First and last time I ever did LSD in a public location....

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I like Dylan's version better, but you won't, Trac. So here's the Beatles version, if you haven't heard it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9hNmDmI4Vo

    It just doesn't get any better than that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_juH0AHvwk

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Classic.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fricking awesome.

  • Offense : Baltimore
    defense : giants
    ST : pats

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxNJcNRwFA

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1. Gp, I know your a Mule fan. They did a good version of this song for the Mulennium (12-31-99) with Little Milton.

  • The The Fifth, in reference to the Hurt cover by Johnny Cash. I couldn't find the link when i commented earlier. Here it is:

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

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Thanks for the link tobi. I was in an altered state of mind the first time I seen NIN at the first Lollapalooza at World Theatre outside Chicago, with Ice Tea, the Butthole Surfers, and Janes Addiction headlining. It was culture shock like going to my first Grateful Dead show. NIN and Janes were amazing live, but it was a huge cultural shift. I knew things would never be the same again.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Another, even better commentary on it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg8xYSWOFR8&feature=related

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    +1.

  • Offense: Giants
    Defense: Patriots
    Special Teams: Patriots

  • Irish, Canada... try this one.

    Trac, you'll like the words; assuming you speak Russian. And though no wailing here, there is no question they can sing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktw12X4DNFA

    My daughter has this cool gizmo that plugs into her USB port and lets the computer play wirelessly through her Bose wave radio. I *want* one.

  • Is Joe Paterno dead yet?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Last I heard he had just come back.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I don't get the line "Poor Joe. He made one little mistake in judgement. I love Joe Pa, he IS Penn State!" WTF are people smoking? A fucking football coach defines a university? People need to get their priorities straight.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Joe Pa = Cult of Personality.

  • Early Game:

    I think beating Belichick & Brady twice in 1 season is too tall an order for Joe Flacco and the Ravens, especially after seeing how Houston was able to move up and down the field on Ray Lewis and his boys with a 3rd banana, rookie at QB. If Yates doesn't go all "Caleb" on them and just piss away 3 possessions and hand over 17 ponts on a silver platter, the Texans probably win that game. I don't think Baltimore will get the turnovers this week that were so crucial to their victory last week.

    Late game:

    The 49ers thrived on turnovers all season. So did Green Bay. Like the Packers last week, I think 'Frisco will be the ones committing the turnovers this week and when the Giants' pass rush turns up the heat, I don't think Alex Smith will look near as good as he did in the 4th qtr last week .

    Ergo: Pats-Giants II

  • I feel so bad
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    I'm out of the playoffs
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    So, no Malnotti Pie.
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    Burma Shave.

  • Why can't Chi get a fiery, charismatic coach like Harbaugh? I can't stand to watch him on the sf sideline. He was my favorite bear growing up.

  • In reply to guinead1ck:

    Depending on how 2012 plays out, they just might. Jeff mentioned it in an earlier blog entry - Mike TIce would make a great Chicago Bears style HC. Someone I knew who worked with the former Chicago mayor Rich Daley said about him that he wasn't the brightest bulb in the room but he was well aware of his shortcomings and excelled at surrounding himself with people who were very capable and could get things done. I don't think Mike Tice is any kind of dummy but like Dirty Harry Callahan, he's a man who knows his limitations and isn't afraid to admit it. He strikes me as a personable guy who has a self-deprecating style of humor. The press really warms to him too and while one could say, who gives a poop about that, at times that can really help. If for whatever reasons, things go into the dumpster next year. I would love to see either Mike TIce or Dave Toub as the 2013 Bears HC....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I would love for Toub to get a chance at being Bears HC.

  • Off: Ravens
    Def: 49ers
    ST: 49ers

  • I always forget how sad it must be to be in the same room with Difler and Marino. Guess defenses do win championships.

  • Dan Marino has stars in his eyes when he looks at Brady.

    Did anyone else notice that?

    Marino and Brady interview...what a weird dynamic. A guy who never won a SB, yet was a great qb interviewing a guy who is going for his 4rth SB...awkkkwarrd...

    http://youtu.be/AcY9jp6mGts

  • Scenarios for Super Bowl XLVI:

    Pats vs Giants: Rematch of Super Bowl XLII where the G-men defeated the Mighty Undefeated Patriots while Geoff, Juan and I were in Mt. Baker.

    Ravens vs Giants: Rematch of SuperBowl XXXV, the season that Ray Lewis and that bad-ass Raven D dismantled the overachieving Kerry Collins led G-men.

    Pats vs 49ers: Brady vs. his home town team. The team Joe Montana, one of the few people who may still be considered better than Tom Brady, led to 4 SB titles. Can Brady get his fourth and catch his childhood idol? This would be like me catching Sweetness's rushing record (Fuck Emmitt) whilst playing against the Bears in the SB. How crazy would that feel?

    Ravens vs 49ers: The Harbaugh brothers square off on the big stage featuring two crushing defenses and two stellar running games, the best type of matchup, says Nitty. And color me romantic, but I just saw the movie The Warrior with an ending that seems eerily similar. Great fucking movie by the way.

    But first, two classic matchups on my favorite day of the year (last year included.

    I love Championship Sunday.

  • The Ravens are gonna play everything underneath/middle and force Brady to beat them over the top with Welker and the other "WRs"...

  • Billicheat's master-plan: pretend to suck all year on D, then in the playoffs, unveil a top 5 D.

    Or, they could just go up against Tebus and Flacco...

  • No game day thread, El Jefe? Go Ravens.

  • That PA pass to T.Smith should have been a TD.

    Flacco.

  • Muahhhhaa !!!

    All my Fudge haters GOTTA check this out.

    http://youtu.be/Fzh1eknXpDg

  • But that 37 yarder to Boldin was perfect.

  • And that Sir is why TE's should be used, Martz. Right now he's in Del Boca Vista retirement home wondering, "Who are those big guys who keep catching TDs?"

    Nice redemption drive by Flacco.

  • Another great pass. Flacco is looking good, after a shaky start.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    It is the Pats D.....

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    The passes I mentioned were thrown into good coverage, though.

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