Wild Card Round Game Threads

Wild Card Round Game Threads

As the Bears wait to name a General Manager (I continue to believe the frontrunner is now and always has Falcons' Director of Player Personnel Les Snead) we all spend this weekend watching other clubs partake in the tournament. I'll be pulling for the Saints to wipe out the Lions tonight for two reasons: (1) I hate the fucking Lions and (2) I believe the Saints are the only team that can keep the Packers from the Super Bowl. This January I join Who Dat nation.

Enjoy the games.

Note: I am posting this around 2:00 pm EST. You have until kickoff of the Bengals v. Texans game to get in your selections for the wildcard round. We have over forty entrants thus far so it's going to be a fun competition for the Lou Malnati's pies.

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  • Go Saints and Texans today. May the Bungals get many FG today so I can be first in the pizza prize.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Easy now, that "MY" pizza!

    My Houston special teams pick is gonna get me past the first round.

  • Texans, Saints, Steelers, Falcons... on another note go Saints, i need yall 2 knock off the Pack

  • Send the pizzas 2 my loving aunt if i win... i dont live n Chi

  • Saints offense
    Houston special
    Pit D

  • I'm going Detroit Offense, Pittsburgh Defense and Denver Special Teams. How far can you ship those pies?

  • I got a good testimonial today on Lou Malnati's pizza.
    I stopped to see my buddy Ed today and pick up some Italian meatball subs and his kick ass homemade gardinara. I asked him what he thought about Malnati's, and he said it's the best pizza in Chicago and you can get two delivered to your house for $44.00.
    He's got an awesome "greasy spoon" place in La Crosse called Chicago's Beef Etc. filled with Chicago memorabilia. His Chicago style dogs, Italian Beef, and Italian Sausage are the big sellers, but they have lots of other good unhealthy food. I'll put his beef up there with anyone's.
    He used to own a few places in Westchester called Farone's and Marcos. Anyone familiar with those places? He's been in La Crosse about 10 years now.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Marcos Beef...not bad at all

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Michael's Beef in Oak park was my favorite when I was still in the area. There's a Chicago themed place down here (West Palm Beach area) about a 45 minute drive north called Pusateri's that has a very good beef and thin crust pizza, Vienna hot dogs, Jays chips and you can even order an Old Style if that's your poison...

  • Go saints!

    Please destroy the lions and take that doucheyne stafford out. Then do the same to rodgers and his merry band of filth.

    I'm also going to be pulling for the elder Harbaugh next week. I like the ravens style... it's closest to ours on D.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I'd really like this to be the Lions' last game this season. I don't want see any more of the Broncos either. I mildly prefer the Texans this game and don't really care about Atlanta/NY one way or the other....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm a Saints fan for the rest of the playoffs. I'm a fan of anybody kickin the shit out of the Lions. It's bad enough having them in the playoffs. Having them win in the playoffs would be too terrible to think about. Even worse it could lead to the Horror-of-Horrors of a Lions vs Packers NFC championship game. I couldn't watch that game without rooting for an asteroid impact taking out both teams.

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    Luckily the Lions can only play GB next week, because they're the lowest seed.

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    I like the sound of that Mike.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I won't have anything to do with the Ravens after they rolled on me this year, they're a Jekyll and Hyde team - AJ, Foster and the Texans D for me . Saints at the Niners will be closer than people think. Green Bay takes NY or ATL. Steelers over the Pats. Saints win it all over the Steelers.

    Or maybe the opposite of all that.

  • After seeing that ht on the Texan TE after the catch, I have no idea how these guys can hold on to the ball. That trait must be carried on a gene. I would have been unconscious or crying for my mom...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Maybe it's like the bite reflex after receiving a brain stem injury? If you get skulled whilst giving fellatio the recipient of said fellatio will lose their manhood. Apparently.

  • Look I happen to like Aaron Rodgers but those State Fard commercials are just plain bad....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Just read your post about the food down in that West Palm area. Had Jays lately? Not the same. I used to drive past the old plant right off the Dan Ryan, we would roll the windows down to enjoy the aroma of them making the chips there. Since they closed and Snyders pretzels bought the name and makes the chips, unfortunately, they just arent what they used to be.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Haven't had a bag of them since I moved down here in 2001. Why would the new owners change the recipe? I mean, how much can you save on ingredients? Potatoes, salt and oil....

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Hah! Talk about the steel of potato chips, my sister worked at the Jays plant one summer. Came home smelling like potato chips every day.

  • That interception by JJ Watt was amazing. He was 3 yards away from the point of release, yet still caught the ball. That guy has a non stop motor and never gives up on a play.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    And he's from Central Michigan. Sound familiar? Dan Bazuin....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Watt had two great seasons at Wisconsin, and he's probably a better 4-3 end than 3-4 end. He frees up a lot of other guys for sacks.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    CBS announcer said Watt earned money in college delivering pizza.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • In reply to tobijohn:

    AND, I have the texans D this week.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And another sack right there. Boom

  • I see the Texans as "Bizarro" Bears.

    A team that actually started their 5th round qb and whose D didn't quit.

  • $... you mean bears if they had a GM and OC with a clue right?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes, that too.

    They got Yates. We got Hanie.

    They got Watts. We got - Peaa?

    They picked up Jonathan Joseph, we got a bunch of bums from the girls.

    They signed Manning. We released him and got Merriweather.

  • Thanks Jer!

  • I don't get the Paea hate but you're right on the rest.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I don't hate Paea, and in all fairness, he was a second rounder (although we did trade up for him).

    I guess my point is, when was the last time a 1st/2nd round Angelo pick has made an impact like JJ Watt for the Bears?

  • Oh, and from the last thread, Artoo asked if the Texans would really not franchise M.Williams.

    It's entirely possible. They let Amobi just walk out the door because they switched to a Wade Phillips 3-4.

    They might just do it out of respect for Williams (I know, an alien concept under the Angelo regime). He was great for that organization when it was crap for a long time.

    If they were Bellichick-ean, they would franchise him then trade him to the greatest bidder, but I don't think the Texans will do that.

  • wow, that was an ANTI-Pepsi commercial. The jets.... really?

  • dude, yates ain't bad. Impressed in the 20 minutes I've been watching

  • damn... homie ain't no caleb hanie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bizarro Bears MB, Bizarro Bears...

    I was thinking the same thing...then again, Caleb was forced to take 7 step drops behind a porous pass line with Knox doing his best impression of Andre Johnson. OH,AND our Foster went down too.

    All that being said, Caleb is HORRIBLE.

    Knox got Caleb, Martz, Shay AND Angelo fired.


  • I guess if there's a silver cloud to everything....

  • In that case I do like Johnny Knox.!

  • Also, I agree that Snead is the Bears man. The Falcons play the 4-3 D and a run-heavy first O which is trying to transition into a bigger passing threat. Also, they've been successful as of late.

    I wonder if Snead had anything to do with the all-in move to acquire J. Jones last draft. In case you forgot, here's what the Falcons traded up for a #1 WR:

    The Atlanta Falcons gave up 2011 and 2012 first round picks, a 2011 second round pick and both 2011 and 2012 fourth round picks.

    If Snead did have a heavy hand in it, expect some fireworks this draft...

  • I'll take anything but the 11-year usual

  • I said the same thing on the last thread about Snead.

    He got his man a tightend to throw to and a long term legit wideout.

  • And we could have had Brandon Marshall - proven vet and successful chemistry with Cutler - for just a second rounder. Anybody want a GM who pulls semi Herschel Walker/Ricky Williams moves?

    We all know what the Mike position means on our team, and we're going to have to reach for a guy that can replace Brian (plus a lot of fervent prayers). Olin was important for a long team and we'll have to do something similar in replacing him.

    It all comes back to the old question - does the QB make the receiver look better? Does Matt Stafford look good on a team that doesn't have a CJ? Do we need to sell the farm just to get Cutty a target?

    I think we just need a big guy that doesn't drop balls and Cutty will take care of the rest. CJ, AJ, Brandon Marshall - these are all guys that regularly make plays in triple coverage and could make Hanie look good. Earl picks up the slack. Hester stays on ST (backed up by Knox). Our new OC hopefully thinks TEs are useful guys to win matchups with, unlike Martz who knew better. Tice keeps improving our line and we pound the rock, Cutty audibles the big passes when he gets the right look. Football is simple, we just need guys who feel that way too.


  • Don't close the book on Marshall coming here. Cutler and he are having a regular old smoochfest on twitter right now - and don't forget that Miami is changing coaching regimes right now too.

    It could happen.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Jeff posted something on twitter awhile back. If Miami wants to they can cut him and not pay his remaining contract.

    That would be sweet.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    As much as I would like Marshall because he's an upgrade at WR (but then again, who wouldn't be?), he dropped a lot of passes, esp in the red zone.

    I owned Marshall and Megatron in FF and watched a lot of them and Marshall got just as many (if not more) targets than C.J. but didn't produce nearly as much, esp TDs.

    That being said, Marshall was really Miami's only passing threat and had two qbs and neither was shy about just chucking it to him, even when Revis was on him (I actually think he was the only WR to really beat Revis).

    Also, he just came off a shank to the stomach, so if Mia let's him go, maybe he gets some of that old spark back with Cutler.

  • Marshall had 6 TDs in 2011. To put that in perspective, that's ONE more than Kellen Davis even though Davis only had 18 catches all year.

    However, Marshall had 81 catches, 1214 yds and avg 15 yds/ply, so he's a grinder and solid run blocker.

    He just needs to stop dropping red zone balls. He's a bit like Roy when it comes to those, as any Fins fan can tell you.

  • Also, I like Mayock as an announcer.

    Actually knows what the hell he's talking about.

  • Agreed 4ever. Wish we had more analysts like him.

  • ... and he's the guy who warned us about Paea having "no football instincts". Time will tell, but I sure wish we'd gone another way with that second round pick.

    I have promised to never again mention that dude who fgell to us at 53rd though.


  • T.J. Yates... 5th round Texans pick in the 2011 draft

    Nathan Enderle.... 5th round bears pick in the 2011 draft

    Well done Jerry... well done!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Enderle was Martz's boy, and you can't learn his offense in one year, so he says.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    from Boca Vista retirement resort.

    You know the Bears PLAYERS have to be watching the Texans and kicking themselves.

    I say the PLAYERS because the owners are probably taking a nap after swimming through their Scrooge McDuck's gold vault.

  • I do wonder what's going to happen to Enderle now though?

    Will Tice keep him? He did spend a year learning the system. Hmmm...

  • He'll have to be deprogrammed.

  • that would be awesome. I want one of those.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Just imagine a McCaskey instead of McDuck...


  • In reply to TheFifth:

    You can learn it in a year ... if you're Buzz Aldrin. That was Mike's problem ... he could draw up some cute plays, but then he gave you a million of them to learn and you had to bring your T-square, protractor and I-pad onto the field ....

  • Merriweather!

  • Daniel Manning sighting. Nice INT

    Cedric Benson? Pulled himself out again.

  • In reply to Shady:

    bummbed we got rid of danniel. Another brilliant move. Fuck man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Get some.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's the move that had me scratching my head.

    Last year, we FINALLY settled the S position with Manning. FINALLY put him in ONE spot, and while not perfect, he performed well in a much improved D that allowed the least big plays.

    He was a bit overpriced, but how much is an int in the playoffs worth? How much is being part of a top D worth?

    Apparently, Angelo, Ruskell and Phillips thought, "not much."

  • yup, I was pissed. For the first time since Mike Brown we had a d-backfield that was performing really well, no more shuffling, no more question marks... and we let him go? Common maan!

    Shady... I will. I need to work on my aiming.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You can do like me and just get all stabby. It's the least I can do after that little Predator-fest you threw on my corpse the first night.

    Key - circle strafe and shoot for the legs.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    all good calls mbp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Never understood that move myself MB. We couldn't keep him on the roster, really?

  • ok, I am too lazy to do the math... how many points do I get for the texan D?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Let's see +6 for the INT, -10 for the Bengals scores which means -4 to subtract from your eventual O and ST scores? I think that's how it works...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Yeah that JJ Watt pick 6 was huge.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You don't have the Texans D. I called no changies. Just because you post more than everyone else doesn't mean you get special privileges, ass wipe. IF you had the Texans D, you would get 6 and gave up 6, equaling a wash, or zero. Doc, help me on the math here. 6-6 = 0, right?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    What about the Bengals field goal? Actually, the D gave up only 9 if the Bengals PA counts against the Texas ST.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I went back and read the svcoring rules. Fifth's correct. The field goal and PAT count against the Texan's ST, not their defense. So you have 0 points to carry forward. That's big.....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    that is big... fuck you too.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    First, just cause I post more asswipe? Who shit in your dinner dude. Fuck you!

    Second, who the fuck made you the supreme leader of the rules? Fuck you.

    Third, ok smart guy... zero points, sure, I'll keep my first post, the steeler D. I'm cool with that.

    Fourth. Fuck you.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Zero points is good. I think the Fifth was joking.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    fuck everyone BS, fuck 'em all

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Rage quit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck that goddam discount double check shit. Arrrhgghhhh.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Remind me to never play marbles or boulders with MB.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    long day.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    and I think it may be that time of the month too.

    What's boulders?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Just don't play for Lou Malnati's. It makes you do unnatural things, like root for Detroit...

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    100% there BS

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's pissing me off. Seems like every QB that kills the Bears has some kind of permanent smirk. I hope Cutler looks like that to the enemy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And I thought my fruit loops tasted like pee this morning...lol.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    hahahaha... exactly. I'm ending strong MBP.

  • Stafford looks like a Jenny Craig version of Chris from "Family Guy"


  • Nice one Butch.

  • Did Sean Payton have a stroke? The left side of his face sure looks like it.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I noticed that and my friend was thinking I was crazy but you can tell.

  • Take it from someone who had Megatron on my championship team and watched nearly every snap of him - Johnson usually does the most damage when when he's in the slot or in motion.

    If I were the Saints, I would double him when he goes in motion or lines up in the slot.

  • Let the shoot out commence.

    "Typical tampa-2 coverage" - yes, the one where the TE runs the seam for an easy TD. Sounds about right.

  • Am I the only one who saw some of the same logic in that Direct TV eyepatch commercial in the way the Bears operate?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Missed it. Saw the Cialis commercial, though.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Good commercial. I was thinking, there's a way out: if we'd get even angrier, we'd need two eye patches, then people wouldn't think we're tough, and they wouldn't want to see how tough.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Ha, one bad thing happening after another!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Angelo dumped us all in some dirty ditch with an eye-patch.

  • This one hits a little too close to home for me:


  • Here's good news for all you pulling for Ruskell. Oh, literally NO ONE outside of Halas is pulling for Ruskell? Never mind. The picture says it all.


  • AS we all know, the front office finds an endless variety of ways to make us go WTF? It wouildn't surprise me one bit to see them fire angelo and then promote Ruskell. Ruskell is probably responsible for the bonehead moves made since he arrived and Jerry got the blame. You fire Angelo and you have to fire the foll he brought in. Seriously, if the Seahawks thought he sucked, what makes him good for the Bears?

  • Sproles!

    Boy, how much do the Chargers miss him?

    Another guy who helped me win Da Championship. If Best hadn't gone brain dead, he would have had a big year like Sproles.

  • This game is the future of the NFL under Goodell.

    Might as well let the receivers get a running head start like in Arena Football.

  • Nice to see Pacman Jones is keeping busy


  • My favorite scenario by far is that the Lions (the fucking LIONS) keep the Fudgies out of the Super Bowl.

  • p.thomas is a fucking stud

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would never say that. Sproles how ever..

  • I'm rooting for the Saints, but they got a very generous spot for a first down.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    and a nice helping of luck.

    btw, that was your 9th post this thread corm.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Food fight?

  • Drew Brees is a fucking MVP.

  • In reply to Shady:

    get some.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'll handle some business beforehand to allow you to take advantage of my delayed reaction time. But yeah, its own.

  • In reply to Shady:

    if I don't show up online go in without me. jack up some 13 yr olds.

    We'll see what the wife wants to watch after the game. If it's something (anything) with either rene zelwigger or that dbag who got caught with a street hooker, I'll be there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hugh Grant, yeah fuck that guy.

  • In reply to Shady:

    yeeeees. dude, really? You've got that smoking British chick at home with a beautiful rack and you're banging some dirty transvestite-look-a-like from Compton in your car.

    ...oh, and booyah... fuck the lions. Die motherfuckers die.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to Shady:

    BAAAAA...... awesome.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "C'mon Cletus! C'mon over here, you walkin' over but ya limpin' back."

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'll bet that was fun to film ....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ... or Julia "I've got more teeth than a baleen whale" Roberts.

    Or Gwynneth "plain jane" Paltrow or Anne "I need to eat food" Hathaway. Gay men should not be allowed cast women in the movies (or men for that matter - see Shady's comment below).

  • So who are the teddy bears fans rooting for tomorrow? Does anyone think the Falcons might have a better shot @ Lambeau than NYG?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Hate to say it but I can't imagine either of those teams beating the Packers, Lambeau or anywhere. I think NY might not get beat as badly as ATL...

  • I had Houston's ST. What was my total and is that good?

  • I think the way it works is Cin scored a FG and PAT so thats -4 but your ST scored a FG and 3 PATs for +6 which means you have a net +2....

  • Don't know if anyone noticed but NO did not have a single punt last night (Lions punted three times). I wonder how often that happens....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I could have sworn they punted it twice..maybe three..

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Not according to the box score:


  • In reply to Artoo:

    Nope. You are correct.

  • MB. that horrible looking hooker that was with Hugh Grant was on Howard Stern years ago. She said when the cops showed up he started crying. Oh AND he had about a 3" wang. Hi ex Liz Hurley is totally hot looking but she's been married a couple of times since so something doesn't add up. She was topless in some movie with Sean Penn. Great rack indeed,

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    With $1500 boob jobs charged to a credit card, all great racks are now suspect....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    That's a cheap boob job.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Someone needs to post a link to a site that has comparison photos. That way an informed and objective opinion can be reached...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Here ya go:


  • In reply to tobijohn:

    In the name of science, I shall have to investigate posthaste!

  • Who is the official scorekeeper
    Doc help me out
    math is not my forte
    texans D
    saints Specials
    lions O
    Hunti's fellow "Men in the Blue Monkey Suit"
    from the 03 zone
    who will eat those chicago pies
    while l on the clock
    (an in your face)
    to postal mgmt
    are drooling
    went to aurelio's last night
    ordered some pies
    for hunti's wife
    and stared at Iron Mike"s photo
    as he gave me and Stella Artois
    the middle finger
    I am happy Tice will put
    that kind of mean and nasty
    back onto the turf
    I love to punish for three
    and pull out Cutty's big gun
    to blow them into
    oblivion in the 4th
    if you are in west palm
    we need to do a game together next year

  • In reply to The Void:

    The Void 29

    offense: Lions 24
    defense: Texans 0
    specials: Saints 5

    I think that's right.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    thanks CB

  • Flatbread is a bust, a stinky rotten fish that Jerry left behind to remind us of him.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think you're calling that way, way too early.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Really, why would you say such a disturbing think GP? The man is a Bear for Pete's sake. That alone should give buy him another 3 or 4 years.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i hope jerra is not
    the "red tide"
    we don't need no
    stinkin' fishes litterin' the lakefront
    flatbrerad needs to
    push himself this offseason
    hopefully he has the objectivity and drive
    to discover his shortcomings
    he did see enough action
    to give him a good idea
    of where he lacks
    try to improve those negatives
    and become a positive force
    he surely will get more strenght
    back in that injured wheel

  • TJ true enough about boob jobs but hers looked real in that movie. From what I know about boob jobs, you're more in the $10K range for good ones. If you can't tell, it doesn't make any difference. Usually it's pretty obvious.

  • GP gotta go along with MBP. I thought he showed some skills toward the end of the season. I'm not saying he will be great but I wouldn't write him off yet. Of course, I'm so glass half full I haven't written off Wooton yet (although I've just about closed the book on him).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    After another year or two in the weight room, Wooton will be a force. I wouldn't throw him under the bus either.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I have more belief that Wooten can be made into something than Paea.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    wooten was an injury magnet
    all my northwestern residents
    had me pretty high on him
    besides his leg and hand/arm issue
    i heard he was also concussed
    at the end of the season
    I will wait till he plays healthy for several games
    before I cut him loose
    lovie did like what he saw
    early in camp

  • Stupidass Atlanta just cost me 3 points by going for it on 4th down in FG range and failing. Without production from my special teams, I'm toast, and so is just about everybody who chose Lions O and Steeler D. Because most of those who picked Saints O also picked Steelers D, and most of them are at least 12 points ahead already.

    Then they score a safety. Safety doesn't get me pizza, assholes.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    On the bright side, unlike those who chose Saints O, there is no chance that we'll get stuck in the NFC championship game with no O to choose from but the one led by Mr. Discount DoubleCheck. Imagine: rooting for Aaron Rodgers to win the Halas Trophy. Is any pizza worth that?

    Giants PAT. There goes another pizza point.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    PS: Jeff, you should disqualify Packer trolls. It's not fair. They have no downside to picking Saints offense early. I'm not kidding. Cut the Cheese.

    What do you think, MB?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Fuck those fucking cheeseheads.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Just the Packer cheeseheads Brownie. Fuck those fucking fucks.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Excellent point, my man.

  • CB I picked Lions O and Cincy ST's. It's looking like burgers and fries for me.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Oof. I guess you're -3 on ST. But at least you have this: if Bronco's D ends up on the plus side, you gain ground on Saints Pickers, because hardly any of them chose the Bronco D (assuming Jeff didn't receive a bunch of email entries that aren't recorded in the contest thread).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    you have 25 points Canada.....you givin up already?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    He has 21, right? (O)6+6+6+6 = 24. (ST)1+3=4-7=-3. 24-3=21.

    Is that right?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Yeah crunch, I forgot offensive TD is 6 not 7. This scoring thing is a nightmare, sure glad I'm not Jeff trying to keep up with this. Probably be easy at the end when no one has any picks left because they used them all to get past the first round or two.

  • Void I hope Wooton shows us something but if he can't stay healthy next season he's gone. If we draft a DE high in the draft he might be gone.

  • Wow. Pierre-Paul and Ross both went down. Loose balls r so dangerous. Just ask us.

  • Oh those goddam fucking dumbass Falcons. Yet another 4th & 1 FAIL in FG range.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Who call their plays, Mularkey? He sucks.

  • This just in. Atlanta still chokes in the playoffs.

    I guess get a big time WR in the draft doesn't fix choking, questionable coaching, and bad angles.

    In response to Cheezy's question (I thought this yesterday actually, but was too lazy to post it), The G-men have a good Dline, RB, WRs and a Qb who is red hot and has just as many SBs as Rodgers. They also have a little history under this coach about slaying Goliaths. They're mentally tough (say what you want about Coughlin), IMO, which travels well.

  • And people want the guy who sold two drafts for Jones?

    Good luck on all your Malnati's quests - hope to taste me some of that for real one day. Had to console myself by taking the points on the Saints, Giants and Steelers.

    Whatever points the G-men get in the spread off the Fudgers next week are free gold.

  • Bolt, first of all, with a major move like the J.Jones one, it was prolly Dimitroff who instigated it, although Snead may have had a lot to do with it, but I'd have to ask a Falcon's fan about that.

    AND, it's not management's fault the coach seems overwhelmed and Matty Ice melts when it counts.

    What do you think Cutler would do if he had Roddy White, Julio Jones and Gonzales?

    Besides, it's the Bears, there's no way in hell they'd make that mega-deal like the falcons on draft day, but unlike Angelo, maybe Snead or someone else not named Ruskell will actually MOVE UP in the draft and not just sit there passively with their thumb up his ass waiting for whatever scraps fall to him.

  • The Bears would actually have been a good fit for that pick, since it's our O that was lacking versus the Pack the last couple of years. Now that another year has passed us by, not so much, but that type of trade would have made tremendous sense for us in the 2010 draft.

  • I thought the Falcons draft strategy was retarded at the time. They got whipped by the Packers because they could not get to Rodgers and their back 7 had no shot versus the Packers 2nd, 3rd, and 4th receivers.
    And now, they are going to be stuck in neutral for the next two years.
    Makes me happy.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yup, totally agree on both points. Our D usually holds Double Discount to reasonable numbers, but no one on our O steps up.

    The only guy we get excited about scoring is Hester on SP teams, and that's pretty sad.

    I definitely think this year we pursue a WR aggressively, whether it's Floyd or Ashlon Jeffries in the draft or Vjax in FA.

    An Anti-Angelo maneuver.

  • If Pierre Paul comes back, the Giants could give the Pack problems next week.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    They'll run all over the Packers. It'll be closer than people think and the Giants will cover the spread.

  • I'm going down today - I've got the NY O, ATL ST and PIT D. At the rate this game is going, I'll be real lucky if I don't end up with a negative number. ATL has no choice at this point but to go for TDs now so no FGs for them. In fact, their O has been so anemic, probably no PATs either...

  • I'm such a numb nuts. I picked the Giants O thinking that it was going to be head to head on points. I thought I would get the difference in points between the Giants and Falcons O. I took Houston's SP and the Bronco's D as well. Looks like I'll have to place an order with Malnati's via ups now.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I'm in the same boat so here's the link. Don't forget desert:


  • In reply to tobijohn:

    if you want
    1st class service
    hunti will deliver those pies
    and bring you some
    home made ice cream
    just pick a flavor
    f--k ups

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I must not understand the scoring. By my (mis)calculation, you're at 25 points right now (6+6+6+6-2=22 on O; 7-4=3 on ST), and it doesn't look like the Giants are going to get stopped by the Failcons any time soon.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Seems like people are having a hard time understanding the scoring.....its easy to get it jacked up. I forgot the Offense only get 6 for a TD, Jeff is gonna catch hell trying to keep this thing together.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    OOPS. I gave the Giants an extra TD. It's 6+6+6=18-2(safety)=16(O).

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    hunti says if you go
    with ups
    you settle for 2nd best
    if you were on hunti's route
    he says he would
    cook the pies and deliver
    them pipe n' hot
    ups sucks

  • In reply to The Void:

    You've been smokin too much incense hunti.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:


  • If the bottom half of the field is going to get lopped off, I don't see how anyone who DIDN'T pick the Saints O (36pts) is going to make it into the second round. (unles they were nuts enough to also pick the Detroit D)...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Yeah, and if some do make it I dont see how they pick anyone for the last couple games because you can only use your choice once. You would think that would be part of the strategy. Should have been able to go the distance, but it's Jeffs rules and I guess we have to live with em. If the Saints go deep all these guys will have no offense to choose.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Yeah, that whole scoring format seems wacky to me, which is why I just sat it out.

    I was gonna choose the Lion's O (cuz I know they can score AND be knocked out). That way, I can save the Saints for GB.

    On D, I would've rolled with the Texans cuz they've been solid all year, and I can go with the Ravens next week.

    While SP teams, who the hell knows with Jeff's scoring. Probably the Broncos cuz they're gonna be kicking a lot of FGs and relying on SP team gimmicks to score.

  • That was my strategy - pick teams that would do well in those respective categories (O, D, ST) but probably not make it through the first round or weren't the tops in the category but were good. That way there would be someone better to pick for the second round. Oh well....

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I agree (naturally). The contest should go the distance. Think of the extra page hits, blogfadda.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I think it's a cool setup, but there were just one glaring choice for offense.

  • BTW, Victor Cruz, 82 rec, 1,500 yds, 18 yd avg, 9 TDs....

    UNDRAFTED FA by giants in April 2010, right about the time I'm sure we were set with Hester and signing Chester Taylor and Manu-useless...

  • Yep 85, I posted that last week. Where wuz yuz?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Sorry, I was probably doing my FF research to win the championship! lol

    I'm like a bitter ex-with Angelo..."You've WASTED my best years!"

  • I wish I could have given you a better matchup. I have no idee what in the sam hill happened.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Mark Sanchez happened lol

    That's how I lost to you in the first match-up. Vick was on bye and Tebow was quite Tebow-istic yet, so I gambled with Sanchize and got a whopping 10 points.

    Also, you got Romo'd. He hurt his hand and the girls didn't want to risk him in a meaningless game. Girls screwed you again!

    However, with the Romo move, you could've played it conservatively knowing that the earlier games might impact whether the Cowgirls game was meaningful and started another qb like Palmer.

    But it's hard to sit the guys who got you to the show.

  • Oh, and it didn't help that McCoy limped around.

  • Well, the only two teams the Bears beat that were in the playoffs have failed miserably. I highly doubt our guys even when healthy would have beat the Saints on the road, maybe the Giants but probably not.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Not sure Trac, never underestimate the power of hunger and vengeance, and I know that Lach, Peppers, Peanut, Briggs were hungry and would've loved to march into Lambeau and return the favor.

    AND, the O was running on all cylinders with Cutler and Forte.

    I just made myself sad.

  • Observations: Some absolutely CRAP work by the Zebras so far this weekend from the phantom whistle that cost the Lions a fumble return TD last night to several mind-bogglingly terrible ball spots in the ATL-NY game today.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The Lions got shafted a few times. The first down the Saints got early in that long scoring drive was a joke. The receiver was TWO yards short of the first down marker. That and the phantom whistle cost the Lions 14 points and the momentum of the game.

  • Murph I knew we had the same picks so I'm counting on ya to keep me posted. I've never played FF so I'm really a babe in the woods. I did have enough sense to pick teams that I didn't think would move on but that was about it. I looked at the ST's ranking on the internet and Cincy was the highest rated (not that it helped any).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The thing is Canada, Jeff's format doesn't really resemble FF (hence all the confusion).

    It's interesting because one has to decide on the now-vs-later, thus, trying to squeak by with an O other than NO while NOT having to root for GB down the road, which to me, isn't worth the pizzas lol

  • Well, the way I figure it, with NY's O and ATL's ST, I've got ten points. Subtract from that, any Denver FGs or PATs (got the Steelers' D). So even if the Steelers get a shutout, the best I can do is +10 (assuming no Steeler safeties or pick-6s). I'd be suprised if that's good enough to get to the second round....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Yeah, ATL ST is a big -6 turd.

  • Redman, you need another move. That spin thing you're doing is about as effective as Hitchhikers Guide safety glasses.

  • Upon further review, I'm pretty sure if you didn't pick either the Saints or Lions O, you're done....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Canada and Murph had Lions O

  • TEBOW!!!

  • Super Bowl tickets available. $2671.00 to $14207.00 So who wants to go?

  • Maybe you can help me out Murph.

    I took Giants-O, Houston-SP and Denver-D.

    How many points do I need from my D to stay in this thing?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Geeez Trac, I got all messed up with that scoring earlier. I think Ill leave it to Jeff. I know Canada and me have the Denver "D"

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Giants O has 18, Houston SP has 2 I think. They scored 6 and gave up 4, I guess you are sitting at 20......my best guess. Wheres Doc to keep up with this crazy formula.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Giants O has 16 (they gave up a safety). Houston ST has 3, iirc.

    Trac, you're not likely to recoup a lot of points on defensive scores. What you need to hope for is Denver offensive TD's, because most of those who chose Saints O also chose Steeler D. Every Denver 6 is a minus 6 for them.

    But consider, Giants O gave you only 16 points. Saints O produced 36. And Denver D so far is minus 6.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Denver D is 0 right now. No TD's given up.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    You're right. Two FG's = 6. Suddenly I'm conditioned to think of a 6 on the scoreboard as a TD.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Jeez I forgot the safety, Jeff is gonna have a huge headache this week.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I tried, Murph. My affinity for logic keeps getting in the way.

  • that's too much

  • Broncos 17, Steelers 6, and I can't stop watching this game with a smirk on my face...

  • Quit that smirking, goddamit.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    can't help it...Tebow didn't beat us as much as Barber. I just find Tebow at Qb the funniest reality show since TigerBlood.

    You know the Steelers and their fans chalked this game up.

    Those Terrible Towels are going to come in handy for wiping away their tears.

  • Normally I hate the Steelers almost as much as I hate GB (I live in Steeler country). But right now they're my 2nd best chance of getting Malnati's pizza (Steeler country is PizzaHutburgh).

    My best chance is if Jeff takes Hunti's advice and ships USPS.

  • Damn, Dick Lebau IS old.

    He had experience against the option...when he faced Bobby Douglas!


  • .. and Le Beau got completely owned by the Broncos offense. Had NYG, NO and PIT for tons of cash - should have known not to turn my back on Tebow. Whether or not he's got the almighty on his side I don't know ... but he's certainly got the NFL officials on his side.

  • That was a bullshit call on Dumerville.

  • Wasn't that helmet-to-helmet on Wallace?

  • Jesus, if this is ruled a pass and not backward throw, the NFL refs are either corrupt or completely incompetent.

    Didn't the NFL send a memo after that BS Lion's whistle call yesterday?

  • What Horrible referring this entire year. Refs are now getting together debating how to help the Steelers without being obvious.

  • That was a bullshit call on the backward pass.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Yup. Bullshit rule. Hope a ref chokes to death on a whistle today. Maybe God will make it happen.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Could be HUGE is the Broncos end up letting this one slip away.

  • In reply to Shady:

    How ironic would it be if Rapistberger pulls off a 4th quarter miracle?

  • That bullshit call might have big implications in this game. Other times the whistle lets you still recover the ball......I dont understand ...refs trying to give Steelers a boost?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    The officiating this weekend has been awful. And you're right - in fact, I distinctly remember that happening to us this year (a fumble that was recovered after the whistle.).

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    All year the refs have been letting the plays play out without blowing the whistle so that challenges can be made.

    Now, MYSTERIOUSLY, when the Saints and Steelers need premature whistles, they both get 'em.

    Schwartz might be a douche but he had a point last night.

  • If I was Fox I would have kicked that field goal he passed on. Was like 55 yards.

  • I'm not even going to try and figure out the scoring...I like this format with the exception that I have no fucking clue where I'm at right now.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    mbhp...................................13 (so far)
    Offense - Lions...................24
    Defense - Broncos..............-6 (so far)
    Special Teams - Detroit.....-5

    I think that's right.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I have 13 pts as well.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Yes, that's right, so far. Thanks for correcting my earlier mistake. I accidentally gave the Giants an extra TD.

    Oops. Steeler TD. You just lost another 6.

  • Tebow Time much like Hammer Time, very fun to watch, but later one asks, "Did that really happen?"

  • Alert, Michael L.</b.

    What's the playoff format for the confidence picks league?

  • The MAIN job of the head linesman and Line Judge is to spot off sides and laterals, and place the ball. How did they not see the lateral? That's a 10 points swing. The refs helped decide the Lions-Saints game last night also. Fuck, I hate that.

  • Hey, Doc - did you close the bold tag?

  • Nope.

  • Great - and I have Denver's D. That was absolutely huge.
    Stupid goddamn refs.

  • I hear ya Brownie, it got me and Canada too.

  • When will these teams learn with the prevent D. It seems like more games are lost than won.

  • Yeah, I was wondering if the Broncos would go with the Prevent.

    Like us, they did. It would be poetic justice if McGahee ran it out of bounds and gave the Steelers a chance to tie it, then in over time, fumble it lol

  • Good little piece by Kevin Siefert on the Packers-Giants matchup. Maybe it will be more of a game than I thought:


  • How cant Bailey hang onto that ball in THIS game?

  • Can not believe Broncos are gonna let this game slip away. Their D isnt as good as I thought.

  • 4ever85 your fumble came a little early. Bailey should have had that ball.

  • If the Bronco's lose this game they can thank their three man defensive front scheme. You can't give rapelessburg time, bad ankle or not.

  • Cotchery's name always make me think of some vaginal disease.

  • It's Tebowtime. Steelers bringing it on. Let's see if Denver can save this one. Steelers scored a bunch of unanswered points.

  • The missed throw on third down shows why Tebo will never be successful long term. He had him wide open in the middle of the field.

  • I feel like the refs have screwed the pooch again. They have to be on the take.

  • Time to bring the house against big ben.

  • Damn. Rapistberger was on that fumble like it was a drunken co-ed.

  • Gee, imagine that. The Bronco's bring 5 and sack rapey.

  • Wow. Un fucking believable.

  • I missed it. How long would that Steeler FG have been if the Steelers had gone for it?

  • Cannot knock Tebow for that play. Just when it was safe to read the sports news and he does it again. He earned that one.

  • 67 yards. Would have been the longest in NFL history...

  • DaBears Blog Fantasy Playoff Box Score

    Lions 24, Saints 36, Bengals 0, Texans 18, Falcons 0, Giants 16, Pitt 12, Denver 18

    Lions -36, Saints -24, Bengals -18, Texans 0, Falcons -16, Giants 0, Pitt -18, Denver -12

    Special Teams:
    Lions -5, Saints 5, Bengals -2, Texans 2, Falcons -3, Giants 3, Pitt 0, Denver 0

  • Can't reply woo!

    I think it would have been a 67 yarder Crunch, longest ever, where's Bast Jan when you need him?

    This Tebow kid is fun to watch haha Bobby Douglas sytle FTW!

    Congratulations Broncos, your reward is playing Tom Brady and the Pats in Foxboro. Good luck, I'm pulling for ya.

  • God damn this Chicago Now site. You hit the reply button and you get a "checking account" message. Then it logs you out. Why the fuck can't they fix this piece of shit site? It's been the same fucking problems for months. I just don't get it...

  • Thanks for the scoring cheat sheet, Doc. I finished with -2....

  • God, this site sucks. Any little thing, and it's fucked.

    Doc - Shouldn't Atlanta ST be -6?

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    we have a leaderboard yet??

  • Hey assholes at the Trib.

    Whoever runs this site, FIRE his stupid ass. He is INCOMPETENT.

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  • HAW, HAW, HAW, Steelers!

    Despite your usual dose of help from the Zebras (who, as far as I'M concered, handed you your Super Bowl win over Seattle) you are one and DONE.
    Good. Go home and take that fat clown masquerading as a referee with you. If Ed Hochuli is #1 one my "Refs That Really Stink Out Loud" list, then Ron Winter is 1A.
    The "Wrong-call-and-you-can't challenge-it" on the OBVIOUS-even-to-Stevie-Wonder-and-Ray-Charles backwards pass represented another HUGE pile of Zebra dung deposited right in the middle of a big game. Every bit as as big and bad as the blown fumble call in New Orleans last night.

    Apparently, top among Mr. Winters' professional credentials are a Ph.D from the "Ed Hochuli School of Officiating Incompetance."

    Also, dontcha just LOVE seeing Media Darling / Shampoo Hawker, Troy Polamalu get absolutely TOASTED on the winning TD pass because he took off on one of his "I'll freelance instead of playing my responsibilities and take myself right out of the play" excursions?

    Sniff, Sniff. Something's burning Troy and I THINK it's you.

    It'll take more than a FEW rinses with HEAD & SHOULDERS to wash the STINK of THAT play out of your hair this winter, Shampoo Boy.


  • >/b

  • This fucking Tebow thing is crazy. It's just nuts.

    Makes for great tv though

  • I likery GP!

  • DOC

    Atl 0 fg, 0 pat =0
    NYG 1 fg, 3 pat =6
    = Atl ST -6; NY ST +6
    Cin 1 fg, 1 pat =4
    Tex 1 fg, 4 pat =7
    Cin ST -3; Tex ST +3

    Right? Or am I missing something?

  • Doc, nice summary of the scores -- I see one mistake though: HOU/CIN STs should be +3/-3. The rest all look consistent at least, if not correct.

    As for the confidence league playoff format, it's similar to the regular season except the points available are 16/12/8/4 for the first 2 weeks, 16/8 for the conference title games, and 16 for the SB. Also the playoff weeks aren't eligible for dropped weeks. So it won't change the standings a whole lot, but can result in small adjustments for players close together in score...

    Congrats BTW on a great finish. I haven't run the full analysis yet, but by backhand calculations you appear to be well over a std deviation above EV. Nice job. If you're curious, Tolstoy (currently in fourth) is a cat haha -- and I estimate he finished about a stddev above EV.

  • Here's what MY tiny brain has for scores:

    Team / Offense / Defense / Special teams:

    Saints / 36 / -24 / 5
    Lions 24 / -36 / -5
    Bengals 0 / -18 / -3
    Texans 18 / 0 / 3
    Falcons 0 /-16 / -6
    Giants 16 / 0 / +6
    Pitt 12 / -18 / 0
    Denver 18 / -12 / 0

    Ergo, MY selection of

    New Orleans Offense /Pittsburgh Defense
    and New orleans Specials teams Nets me an aggregate score of 23 (+36 /-18 /+5).

  • Thanks Doc, I knew you would find a way to make this easy for all of us. You get a pizza if you keep this up every week.

  • I'm gonna guess you may be high score Albert, damn shame you can only use your picks once.

  • I think Dylbear23 has 36 points (N0-0, Tx-D, Pgh-ST) . Not sure if it's high score but it's higher than AIT's 23.

  • THAt would surprise me me, Mongo.

    1) I'm sure I wasn't the ONLY person wit N.O./Pitt/N.O. as a combination

    2) Anybody who had N.O. Offense with NYG or Houston defense will be up in the 30s if not as high as 42, which I think is the best score possible for this weekend.

    With being able to only use a team once, seems to me there's a good chance we're going to run out of teams, and maybe fairly quickly.

  • Buttsteak, you are correct.

    I also apologize to the rest of you...for it was I...who broke the blog.


  • Doc, you bastard. You killed KennyBlog.

    PS: The highest score attainable is 42 (which also happens to be the you-know-what. Coincidence?) The lowest score attainable is also 42, negative 42. Coincidence?

    Not as big a story as Tebows image-of-Jesus-on-a-piece-of-toast 316 yds. passing, which the media is already gushing vomit all over, but I like it better.

  • OH MY GOD.

    That last post was my 42nd comment on this thread.
    My pizza pix fell EXACTLY 42 below the max, 42 above the min.
    I invoked the Hitch Hikers Guide earlier in the thread.
    Check it, unbelievers. It's true. I am the AntiTebow 3:16.

    Jeff, I get 42 points for that. Use your dictatorial powers.

  • Jay Cuttler has been tweeting with Brandon Marshal. How would u guys feel about him coming to Chicago?

  • No doubt in my mind that if Cutty doesn't get injured int he NFC champs and BM was out wide - we're in the super bowl, and again this year. It beggars belief how we sold the farm for Cutler but couldn't snag the guy he hooked up with over a hundred passes a season for a second rounder. Character issues? He wasn't Tony Montana, Jerry .....

  • By the way, I almost never comment on officials' calls cos you win some you lose some, but the calls in the Steelers-Broncos game were absolute bullshit.

  • Tebow posted a QB rating of 125.6. Wow! I'm happy for him, he deserved the win last night and he was money. I heard this morning that he posted the highest QB rating in the playoffs since it was introduced into the stats. Irish is right, the refs were bunk last night.

    One point of note concerning the blown lateral call. Due to the leagues changes in the officiating booth replay rules, that play cannot be reviewed due to the fact that it would cause too much time to be added to games due to the fact that too much review time could be used and they don't want to extend game times. Really, you change the rules of the games to cater to the officiating crew not to get the right call?

    I kinda had a feeling the Bronco's were gonna win the game last night and I said as much a couple of days ago to MB. Just think what a healthy Cutty and Forte could've achieved with their hot streak continuing into the playoffs? Ah, what coulda shoulda been?

  • Well boys, it looks like it's a wrap. We have our GM!


  • All we need is Bob Barker and Janice & Holly to play The Chcago Bears Edition of THE PRICE IS RIGHT.

  • I am downgrading my status from big Bears fan to casual, whatever, Bear fan with the Ruskell hiring.

    You guys will be seeing me less and less around here. I did, however, pick NO/Steelers/NO, so I should be in the pizza race which I will donate to the most deserving soul if I win, as I live down the street from a Lou's.

    It's hard to give a damn about an organization that doesn't give a damn about winning or its fans.

  • I truly hate Chicagonow, thank you so much Jeff for sticking around. I can now no longer respond to comments, only post this (assuming it actually gets posted.

    The Ruskell story is two things. (1) An example of the Bears hiring a lot of former Seahawks guys for what reason I have no clue. (2) Just a rumor.

    I don't think they'll hire him, I think this is the media fanning the flames.

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