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Audibles From the Long Snapper: Oh! Tee! Ay!

Audibles From the Long Snapper: Oh! Tee! Ay!

Webb v. Williams Will Take Center Stage in Bourbonnais

Chris Williams has been officially relocated from left guard to left tackle. So say those covering the minute-to-minute of the OTAs and so I believe. I don't like it. I thought Chris Williams was quite possibly the most improved player on the Bears roster last year and he seemed to thrive at guard as the season progressed. But the powers that be have determined otherwise and now Williams will compete with the oft-maligned J'Marcus Webb for the starting left tackle position in Bourbonnais.

Thus the stage is set for the most public, dramatic battle of Bears training camp. I would expect Williams - with his first-round pedigree and polish - to win the battle and relegate Webb to the quite useful role of swing tackle. (His experience on both sides being an asset.) I have a feeling we'll be tracking how many times the combination of Peppers/McClellin/Idonije beat both men at practice daily.

Enough About Devin Hester...

I can't remember a sillier plot line heading into an off-season summer than "the Devin Hester package". The Skunk is going to be lining up in the slot (when Earl Bennett doesn't) and catching the occasional bomb from Jay Cutler. He is not going to be a down-for-down part of the base offense and anyone who thinks otherwise has not (1) watched him play receiver for the last five years (2) grasped the impact Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are going to have on this organization.

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    First Go BEARS!!!!

  • Re: Webb/Williams, I sure hope somebody emerges as a solid LT. It would behoove the Bears to have the O-line set by week 1. Maybe Webb picks it up a couple of notches and matriculates into a starting LT?

  • 3rd to ponder...is McNeill in a wheel-chair or something? If Peyton was given a chance to prove his health to the tune of 96M, surely McNeill is worth kicking the tires on for vet min.

    3, as in, Hester will be the 3rd WR by mid-season, and 4rth by the end of the SuperBowl run.

    3...as in, 3 more months and counting...

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    Or Hester could explode and be bound for the pro-bowl as a WR. Bennet keeps the rookie on the bench, except in 4 receiver sets.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    I would love to be proven wrong, but I don't see that happening unless someone gets hurt.

    I don't know if all the pro-Devin talk is to keep Hester happy, to try to sell jerseys or just to throw other teams off the scent. But they've had a "Hester package" every year. Unless Tice is somehow able to radically change the way Hester plays as a WR, its not going to happen.

    I'm hoping Hester gets 1-2 catches off of 10-12 snaps a game. In that role, and with his ST value, he's a perfect fit on the roster.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    I don't imagine we'll even be seeing 3-receivers sets that often. Seriously. Prepare for lots of double-TE sets, cos that's what Tice is all about. We only have to worry about who our #1 is - he's the only guy out there if we use two backs with the two TEs. There won't be just a 'Devin Hester package' there'll be an Earl Package and an Alshon Package .... these guys will be lucky to see the field. They'll always be fresh, it'll always be interesting.

  • Oh, and from Shady's last link...

    http://www.sportsgrid.com/nfl/daily-show-nfl-socialism/

    the NFL, arguably the most successful and "american" enterprise, IS a socialist model.

    That's really not news to me. But as with any "-ism", nothing is pure. That is to say, no one will ever find "pure" capitalism, socialism, communism in existence, rather one will find what I would coin "base capitalism" or "base socialism", etc, which integrates some aspects of each, depending.

    Much like a base defense. Sure, you'll find a base 4-3, 3-4 or even 3-3, but a lot of times it's fluid, and the successful defenses react and change quickly based on the situation and aren't dogmatically tethered to a rigid scheme just for the sake of consistency.

  • No one actually takes that guy seriously, do they?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    who, Roger Goodell? lol

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Roger Ailes?

  • Unions? Take away unions and what do you end up with?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Chinese sweat shops. Oh, the irony...

  • Maybe the Unions put the Chinese workshops in business? You can't ignore the fact that Unions make it harder if not impossible to compete with Asia. I think Americans would pay more for quality good old made in the USA products at a reasonable price. Ah, the good old days! Some of you young bucks have never known anything but plastic.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    And American sweatshops gave rise to the labor movement, and so on, etc...

    Not going to go around on this.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Brownie, I like you, I really do, BUT why is a liberals first line of defense normally to bury their head in the sand by refusing to acknowledge a problem just because if conflicts with your politics. Is it that hard to admit there's a problem with the way Labor is currently structured?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    That wasn't my point - blaming labor unions for the dissolution of our manufacturing base without acknowledging the many other factors in play is just being silly, and the working conditions in Chinese sweatshops is your direct and immediate evidence of what happens in the absence of effective labor unions. Care to go work in (and sleep in and eat in) one of them?
    We shouldn't be engaged in a global race to the bottom for labor conditions - I think you would agree.

    Nice ad hominem btw - should I make a remark about conservatives? I won't because this shouldn't be a partisan discussion.
    Tell me if you think I really seem the type to bury my head in the sand about anything. Can you admit there's a problem with the way that corporate behavior is currently incentivized by Wall Street and lobbyist access?
    I just don't want to go round on this on a political basis - that doesn't interest me in the least.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm sorry brownie but the ad hominem cuts both ways. I just think it's insane for BOTH political parties to ignore the problem unions pose to our economy. They are the #1 reason for the loss of our manufacturing jobs in this country. They have served their purpose and laws need to be established to curtail their power.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    To each his own. If the argument is that unions make labor too expensive here, then the question is, compared to what? China? India? Why are they so cheap (although getting less so)?
    The working conditions have sucked and wages have been relatively low. They don't care because we buy up a ton of their output as exports, so having an internal market with limited means to buy up their production wasn't a huge concern...yet. Chinese workers can't be thrilled to spend 18-hr shifts making components for items they will never be able to afford in conditions that they only tolerate because the other options are worse and there is a surplus of workers coming out of the interior in search of work.
    So, how do you make working conditions not suck but make shareholders happy and stay competitive globally? That's the tricky part - and the answer, I'm going to guess is not a simple "handcuff labor unions".
    It's not an easy situation to figure out and grabbing at simple answers is just asking for more trouble.
    This was an extremely interesting article on the topic.

    http://www.economist.com/node/21549956

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I can persoanlly attest to the fact that MBP is the type to bury his head in the sand or walk away from a fight. Especially at a bar when DBB's honor is at stake.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    In fact, I physically resemble an ostrich.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Why don't conservatives like to acknowledge that labor is structured the way it is because business is structured the way it is? That unions wouldn't be necessary if companies and corporations could be trusted to treat workers like humans?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I've never ever been in a Union evan and I've had a job or have been working for close to 30 years. Guess what? I've never been treated unfairly and never like an alien. My employers have always treated me like a Human. Take out the evil empire bit from your schtick, it's a campaign slogan, then maybe we can get somewhere. He he.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Trac, are you working at jobs where you know the owner personally?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    i've also never worked in a union job and i get treated more than fair. but that doesn't mean i'm unable to see what would happen in certain industries if unions were abolished.

    you think all those foxconn employees would be killing themselves if there was a union protecting them, making sure they weren't treated like absolute horseshit?

    there's a reason 90% of our clothes and products say "made in china." it's because of cheap labor. and you know why the labor is so cheap? because companies over there can get away with paying someone $2 for a week of work in grueling conditions.

    there is no evil empire in my shtick. there's reality.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Bingo Trac... bingo

    The other part of it is that US corporations are the highest taxed corporations on Earth. Even (recently) more than the Japanese.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I believe that you've said on repeat occasions that corporations don't pay taxes, their customers do.

    Not to get you started on that of course...anyway, that statement is true in statute - not in fact. It's the effective tax rate that matters, although you're going to run into many different methodologies for figuring it, but most (I wouldn't go so far as to say the vast majority, just most) agree that our effective corporate tax rate (or heck, even corporate revenue versus % of our GDP) is relatively low among other developed countries. You're referring to the fact that the Japanese lowered their headline rate just below the US one, although in both cases, it's lower than that in reality.
    Anyway, chew this over.
    You can hire great accountants to dodge taxes, whether US or otherwise.
    The only way to dodge high cost of labor is to find a different source of labor.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Actually, I said that their customers, employees, and owners do. Those are the only people involved with a company that have any money to apply to those taxes.

    And you're right - find a different source of labor. Like Boeing did when they chose to construct a huge Dreamliner factory in South Carolina to take advantage of significant labor cost differentials between here and Washington.

    South Carolina is a "right to work" state, meaning the thugs of organized labor cannot keep people from choosing employment where they please.

    So that plant is here, and folks in this state are pretty pleased about that. And for the same reason (i.e. no unions), Mercedes invested considerable capital in upstate SC as our labor was cheaper than Germany's.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Right on. Dave.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yes, let's ignore the nearly $1 billion in tax incentives that South Carolina gave up to get the plant...which, hey, since Boeing got to build the plant for free and punish the union workers in Washington State for their pesky strikes at the same time, I can see why they did it.
    So when the plant unionizes, and SC is still trying to fill the big hole in tax revenue they gave up to get the plant, we'll see how it shakes out for the taxpayers in the state.
    It's not as cut and dried as your description, and the references to "right to work" as being pro-worker and the "thug" appelation every time you talk about unions is just over the top. BTW I would say I'm not as anti-union as you, not pro-union per se.
    Did you read that Economist article I posted earlier? I think you'd find it interesting.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Arizona is also a "right to work" state.

    We used to call it "right to fire".

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    let's get real
    at this time in history
    less than 8%
    of the american workforce is unionized
    so all the true capitalists
    who parrot the line
    that unions are ruining this country
    your logic carries no weight
    why not look at profit margins
    and realize that maybe
    good old human greed
    is why we do not
    make anything here anymore
    call me a thug
    but, it is human nature
    that has ruined the marketplace
    capitalistic mentality left unchecked
    is a devouring force that has no soul

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Bullshit.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/30/456005/reminder-corporate-taxes-very-low/

    If you don't like that source, here's a right-of-center publication saying the same thing:

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/04/04/the-truth-about-corporate-tax-rates

    As any tax attorney, CPA, or thinking person with a few minutes to Google could tell you, just because we have high tax rates doesn't mean the corporations actually pay those rates.

  • Are you contending that American accountants are more skilled at dodging taxes than their foreign counterparts?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    We have to be number one in something, Dave.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Well Posse, I gotta confess that their opportunities for practice are greater than just about everyone else's.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yes, that's one problem that you get with a progressive tax code, but IMHO it thoroughly outweighs the massive problems with a regressive one. It would be nice if we had a better one, but for the myriad reasons laid out before, the FairTax ain't it.

  • Got to call shennanigans on the low corporation tax thing. I was looking at comparative rates a while ago to see where Ireland stood, and if we could survive leaving the Eurozone .... the USA had the highest at 35%, with most countries at around 22-25% (Ireland was lowest I think at 12.5%.

    We'd love to believe those boys are paying anything close to a third of their profits into the national coffers.

  • The nominal rate is meaningless (which is where you're getting the 35%).

  • what amazes me
    is capitalism's failure
    to produce a society
    that is functional
    for every citizen
    exposed to it's model
    it is elitest in todays form
    and i am sorry to say
    shamefull
    in it's response to the needs
    of humanity
    it is not imppressive
    to take the laws of business
    and sell them to the highest bidder
    american capitalism is whoreish
    and the whore has sores
    in all the wrong places

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    +1

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    People go with price brah, when it comes to the bottom line, folks don't care where it's made.

  • Exactly Irish. Bingo, ding ding ding ding. Give the man a prize. When was the last time you saw a union drive down the cost of goods?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    By the way, I'm not saying that the cost of goods takes precedence over decency and labor fairness, I'm saying that when organized labor destroys an economies ability to be competitive, a correction needs to take place in order to give our country a fighting chance to provide jobs for our economy. I think it is a fair statement to say that when manufacturing jobs go overseas, it hurts our economy. This is the problem that our government needs to address and to suggest Unions don't play a major part in Corporations deciding to send manufacturing overseas is disingenuous.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    It takes two to tango, Trac.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I prefer the Waltz Brownie.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    what kind of jobs
    do you have in mind
    one's that do not pay
    livable wages
    what makes one man think
    that anothers man's contribution
    is less than worthy
    my time in this body
    is just as valuable as any CEO's
    money is just a boardgame
    and it is a temporal experience
    chase after it if you must
    but remember
    wealth separates humanity
    it is a form of bigotry
    and it creates a shallow experience
    and by the way
    it doesn't satisfy
    it just keeps you chasing your tail
    face it
    capitalism is void of truth
    it is just an invention based on concept
    and i am sorry to inform you capitalists
    that without your crutch
    you find the phony in your game

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    What makes you think postal unions are the only ones that struggle to make liveable wages? The problem with government union members is that they make more than the private sector at the expense of middle class tax payers. I definitely understand why unions would fight and scratch to keep their deals going but they do so at the expense of joe tax payer who has no pension. Yeah there are bigger fish than you but make no mistake, government unions benefit from the smaller fish too, the middle class tax payer. Check it out hunti, government employee's make more than their private sector counter parts.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Civil Unions? No more Gay marriage?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice Gp, nice. Oh broduh!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    You've got to be kidding me... Unions?

    What stinking unions?

    American labor unions have been disappearing for years.

    In 2010, the percentage of workers belonging to a union in the United States (or total labor union "density") was 11.4%, compared to 18.6% in Germany, 27.5% in Canada, and 70% in Finland. Union membership in the private sector has fallen under 7% — levels not seen since 1932.

    Oh yeah, blame unions.

    Shit... I wish we still had unions like we did in my grandpa's day. Back when the wife could stay home and raise the kids in the absence of Cartoon Network.

    My wish is two fold -

    1. I might be able to obtain gainful employment "running the unions" as my grandfather did in Chicago. My "there is no mafia" grandfather, that is. Omerta.

    2. Higher wages = Stay. At. Home. Daddy.

    But, shit, I guess some of my favorite sneakers come from wage slaves. Keep it up Taiwan!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    So we're agreed then? Shit can all the unions. Hee hee.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Public sector unions - ask the United States Postal Service how things are going.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Huntin should weigh in on this.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    He can't, he's at a postal worker's union conference in Vegas. He he.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    actually i spent 17 years
    as a shop steward
    and if you ever meet
    a postal worker from the 60's
    ask him how it was
    living on a postal salary
    that was supplemented
    by food stamps
    we make a salary package
    that is in line with UPS and FED Ex
    both private sector companies
    what do you think collective bargaining
    gets you when you go to binding arbitration
    the arbitrator looks at the playing field of delivery
    and adjusts your income accordingly
    and let's get this straight
    every business that existed
    before the internet
    got rich using us to exchange
    the communication that was so vital to their success
    things have changed because of the brilliance
    of the human mind
    but take a hard look at what capitalism does
    to outdated systems
    it gives them a blanket
    sends them to the
    outskirts of society
    and suggests they lay down in the snow
    and become food for the wolves
    shamefull
    capitalism looks so sexy
    but, take her clothes off
    and the dogs in the street
    wouldn't eat the green meat
    that hangs like festoons
    from her drawers

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Fucking awesome.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    vegas shmmmegas
    actully i am still working 6 ten hour days
    because this nation has strapped
    the USPS with the unfair burden
    of pre-funding the health benefits
    of future postal employees
    who have not even been born
    to the tune of over 5 billion $'s a year
    consequently no new hires for over 6 years
    no jobs for you
    you poor Iraqie-Afganistan vet
    no private sector company has ever been
    or would ever agree to such B.S.
    but. if you look hard at the campaign donations
    of FED X abd UPS
    you will find that they poured huge summmmmmmmmmmmmms of cash
    to the capitalistic creeps who decided to vote
    the pre-funding into law
    so once again the private sector capitalists
    have raided the storehouse
    in order to break the back of the information highway
    created by ben franklin
    the bill gates of his time
    andcreate a plan
    to scoop off it's most profitable inner city sectors
    so they can help their creepy freinds
    enrich themselves with these territories
    when the house comes tumbling down

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Actually Hunti, I have a friend that works for the postal service and a friend that works for fed ex. My buddy that works for the postal service has it way better than my fed ex pal. The postal service contracts out their freight to fed ex and somewhere along the way, the vitriol has pitted you against the poor stiffs shuffling packages and letters for fed ex. I guess everyone needs a boogie man.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The wife couldn't stay home when taxes got increased dramatically in the 60's.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    First, since income tax rates are at historically low levels now, shouldn't we have historically high numbers of single-income, two-parent families?

    Second, income tax rates went DOWN in the 1960's, by substantial margins.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenue_Act_of_1964

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    No Brownie, it means you haven't been paying attention to Irish's teachings on the Fed. It means that while Americans have been focusing on the tax rates, the Fed has been printing money in the basement in order to fund their crack habit(spending money they don't have). See, it all goes back to Irish. It's all his fault.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Where, oh where, has our Irish expat gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    look at the graphs
    over the last 60 years
    regarding wages--profits---cost of goods--taxes
    and their loopholes
    and you will take that statement
    and regret believing
    the fool that sold it to you

  • I think Jon Stewart's point (lost, as many thing are) was that the Fox News crowd and the Wingnut digerati love to call Obama a "Socialist". For them, Obama care is the next coming of Marx. It's funny they never mention TARP in there, but they LOVE to mention General Motors, who, I think - after this year, will have paid off Uncle Sam. We cannot say the same for Goldman Sachs.

    Stewart's point was that these fuckwits don't even understand socialism or what the word even means. There are many industries and businesses who pool money and have shared revenue models. That isn't socialism. Steve Kroft was a fuckwit when he asked Goodell if it was Socialism, and Goodell was a fuckwit when he said it was. It is not possible for a league to be socialist. By that standard, all shared risk pools are socialist. Hedge contracts with insurers like AIG are socialist. It's totally stupid.

    Socialism means state control of industry. GM and the bank bailouts were socialism. Printing money at the Fed's discount window to JP Morgan and Goldman, which they can then re-lend at higher rates, is more socialist than anything. It's actually just criminal more than socialist, because it's a license to print money.

    Shared Revenue pooling of tv contracts is good business, not socialism. It's hard to have a fun league that people enjoy if the fucking Kansas City Chiefs keep going out of business or getting sold and changing cities all the time. Makes it hard to build fan bases that way.

    Such rhetoric. Jesus H.

    Bears season is starting. Let's ignore it, shall we?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Well said GP.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Woah, you tiptoed real close to Irish territory.

    I saw "Fed" and "printing money" and my conspiracy-boner almost got conspira-semen all over my pants.

    Alas, you did not.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The good news is, I just saw the new trailer for Prometheus. I think conspirasemen is what comes out of the Alien eggs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hah!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Haven't read the offending article yet, but I think the better question to ask Goodell is "is the NFL engaging in market collusion." The answer is "yes, but that's okay because the players have a union."

    And that, I think, is the interesting result. The great pro-business devil (monopolies) and the great pro-worker devil (unions) justify each other's existence.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    And make extraordinary amounts of money in the process, at least in the NFL's case...why? Revenue sharing, great marketing, and a real focus on competitive balance.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    So you do believe there is a devil?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Bwah!

    AFAIK I've never denied or agreed to the existence of him or the other, my man.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    LOL.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. ...
    Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.

  • What if Kaiser Soz'e is the devil?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    "There is no Kaiser Soze!!!"

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    Yeah you're right, no way the devil can be kaiser Soze.

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    "There is no mafia"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't think Goodell meant that the NFL is technically socialist, because obviously it's not run by the government, rather that it functions under a socialist model (revenue sharing the way the NFL does it isn't exactly Lassaiz-Faire).

    But it's all semantics anyways. There are so many versions of "socialism" that it blurs the definitions. For instance, some "socialists" don't regard nationalization of banks a prerequisite, while others ardently define socialism as the nationalization of banks.

    Only 90 more days to go lol

  • I wish Cookie all the best out there on the island, but I have no faith his footwork has improved for that spot. At LG, he pulled like a mofo, his feet are quick quick - which is why the guy was 1st round material. But that's going FORWARD. Backward not as well.

    Even training against Pep isn't going to make his bigger problems suddenly go away: he could be bull rushed and he couldn't beat the speed guys to the corner and get his stance squared.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yep - I have hopes that Big Boy will legitimately beat him out at LT and Cookie can go back on the interior. I'm not even going to be that upset if Louis ends up back at RT, other than the wasted pick on Carimi, since Big Ed would then fill in at LG.
    That said, we really could use GC this year; hope he's not blowing smoke about his rehab.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Additionally, I think going up against Pep in practice as an LT is a bigger confidence killer than showering with Pringles.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Ha!!

  • Webb and Williams could very well be our starting tackles by the end of the year. I'm not sold that Carimi can stay healthy. The dude played one fucking game last year.

  • and a half - let's not sell him short.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ...don't sell yourself short Rabbit, you're a tremendous slouch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm kind of a big deal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you should get a free bowl of soup with that hat.

  • 100% coach. 100%.

  • Stay healthy?

    I think you have to get healthy to stay healthy.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    To be or not to be? How can we stay healthy if we're in a constant state of decay? Brain cell's a dying by the second!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    This is why I enjoy the occasional NASCAR race. In the evolutionary scale, everything is relative. And, ironically, everyone except me at a NASCAR race is a relative.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Q: What has 24 heads, 46 ears, and 18 front teeth?
    A: The front row at the Jerry Springer show.

  • evan, exactly man, exactly. China's the evil empire, not America. I'm glad you get it.

  • I have no idee why I've been so full of shit today. Must be getting too much oxygen. Dang, that can't be it either, not according to Al Gore anyhows.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    On another note- Super Bowl in Chicago? Yes please!

    http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2466902&spid=

    BTW I got the link from drudge. I like to see what the crazies, the crusties and the bitter old men are up to.

  • Three hail mary's and 7 our father's Sac. You naughty boy.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Does anyone think this will ever happen? I mean I would love to see it happen but the NFL seems to be in love with the high scoring contests and a blustery Feb day in Chi town probbaly wouldnt break 35pts on the over under.

  • NO!

  • That would be awesome wouldn't it? I never thought there would be a sweeter sight than the green and gold lifting the Halas trophy at soldier field. But lifting the Lombardi in Chicago? Epic!

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Remember it well 'cos it's not going to happen again anytime soon. Just about managed to beat a team down to its third string QB, yep, I'd be shouting about that one from the rooftops.

    This year you're for the sweep.

  • Considering how they crapped the bed in last years playoffs, I think he may be getting ahead of himself.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    So you agree then, Chicago is Mt. Olympus?

  • Crazy, crusty and bitter. That describes Garry Meier to a tee.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    God damn fucking blog. That was a reply to Sac and it just blew off the placement of the reply. Fuck you Gnomes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Haha GP. I got it anyways.

  • Funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lETl9vA9VWw&feature=youtu.be

  • Zombie Apocalypse update...

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/31/zombie-alert-man-throws-his-own-intestines-at-police/

  • Makes a nice segway from the guy who did the face chewing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Did you read the link to "salt baths" GP? Man, I thought Purple Drank was the lowest of lows: I was wrong.

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2065249,00.html

  • That is nasty.

  • "Bath salts" excuse my ignorance. And why doesn't it surprise me that the face eating dude and intestine chucking dude came from Florida and NJ...

  • You think they were Dolphin and Jets fans?

  • I was just watching the NFL Network Top Ten Greatest Linebacking Corps.
    Watching the brutal hits just reminded me how inconsistent and and mindnumbing the referee calls will be this year on big hits. If a guy delivers a pop the refs are going to assume, incorrectly, that a flag must be thrown, especially if the offensive guy doesn't get up right away. I'm already fucking pissed off at that bullshit. Too early?

  • It is the way the league is heading. Your anger will change nothing, so perhaps it's best to smile... center... breathe...

  • Do people stop driving because it's inevitable they will eventually get a speeding ticket or have a wreck? I wish this translated into the continuation of smash mouth football, but alas, the NFL will continue to deploy the airbags.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Drivers aren't guaranteed to get into multiple head-on collisions every day they go out for a drive, unlike football. I hope my son doesn't play football when he grows up, leave it to someone else.

    This coming from a guy who played (and loved playing) football in HS.

  • In reply to Perno:

    I agree with you. In all seriousness though, the NFL has no choice but to over time, eliminate all liability on their part. Whether that will translate into the NFL having players sign medical waivers in the future or eliminating contact all together, only the lawyers really know the answer to these questions. It's a very real possibility that the NFL will transform into a virtual reality sport. I mean, if jumbo slurpies can fall by the wayside, why not full contact football? The shame of it all. I wonder if someone dying of thirst will be able to buy a 2 liter bottle of water 5 years from now? What, unthinkable you say?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    the jumbo slurpee is gone!?!?!? Oh my... where is the nearest 100 ft bridge?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Your spelling completes me MB. Thank you for that. I spent 10 minutes trying to figure out why the squigley line kept showing up under slurpee.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Hah - my wife and I were debating the relative merits of Slush Puppies and Slurpees the other day. I grew up shopping at K-mart and Zales, so Slush Puppies were what I got...

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I certainly don't want the old version of football and it's ridiculous head hunting but I also know for a fuckng fact that I don't want the new version where you can actually get flagged with a personal foul penalty , 15 yards and an automatic first down just for hitting a guy really hard, hitting a guy in a way that makes a sound, makes the crowd say "oooohhh", hitting a guy so quickly that a ref can automatically assume it was an illegal hit, and have no way to fact check the bad call during the game. That shit fucks up games and takes the game out of the players hands to a degree..

  • Serenity Now!!!

  • Insanity later.

  • Came for the Bears talk, stayed for the union/gay marriage/face chewing/intestine throwing talk.

    I think it's much easier to find a good guard than good tackles, and it's a good idea to give Williams another shot at LT vs. Webb. May the best LT win.

  • In reply to Perno:

    There will be more Perno. We have way too much time on our hands before the season starts.

  • In reply to Perno:

    Ah yes but it's even harder to find a married, gay, union member who's good at face chewing and intestine throwing. There just arent as many as there used to be.

  • In reply to Perno:

    i cannot remember if the webbster
    had to compete in camp last year
    creating doubt in camp and in the press
    and giving webb time to "ponder"
    may just accellerate his desire to start
    and could create a better player
    it probrably can't hurt him to motivate in such a manner
    williams was a favorite of mine
    after i read how he worked himself into playing shape
    last off-season
    he is a fine example to stand up in front of webb
    and say see this---pay attention

  • Interesting "what if" question.

    If Jeremy Mincey had signed with the Bears... what would have changed this off-season. Does that move foreclose our signing Michael Bush? Would we let Izzy walk (maybe)? Do we still draft McLellin? Does it have any ripple effect to the Bills/Mario contract?

    I have to think we would have let Izzy walk, and then maybe we would have been more concerned about drafting someone who can play DT as well. So McLellin may have been passed over for Mercilus or Chandler Jones. But ultimately I think we still draft the same.

    I do think though that we wouldn't have the cash to get Michael Bush. And that means we'd be looking at Khalil Bell as a #2 or someone else probably not as strong as Bush.

    I also think Mario Williams was not effected in any way by Chicago other than seeing his name next to ours in the media. The Bears were never a factor, we were going after Mincey.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Maybe if the Bears had of signed Mincey, they might have traded up for Kluechy.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    No chance. The guy went too high. It would have cost a 3rd round pick to move up from 19 to 16 or so. I don't think a 2nd and 3rd together would have been enough to get to Kuechly.

    The guy looks like a real pro. But he's not worth a 1, 2 and 3. Look what's happened to Atlanta.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I think we would have gone with Reiff had we gotten our DE in free agency...although I can certainly see the angle of shoring up DT as well.
    It's also possible we would have gone WR sooner than we did.

    Can wait for McLovin' to show us exactly how crazy Emery is or isn't.

  • what in thee fuck is going on in this place: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/31/justice/maryland-alleged-cannibal/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh where shall I begin MB?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    is armagedon coming trac?

    I say bring it on... this asshole of a planet needs a nice douching to clear out all the garbage. Fuck it... mother nature should start all over.

    too strong?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Just wait til Yellowstone blows her lid off. You ain't seen nothing yet.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    That's right around the corner from you isn't it MB?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    it's about 5-8 hrs north by car Rabbit... so yeah, but a very long corner.

    Cali is skinny and really long... kinda like Major Wright's dilsnik.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's Yosemite. Yellowstone is in Montana/Wyoming

  • See, MB30, things aren't all bad - when the Supervolcano under Yellowstone goes, you'll have an extra hour or two before the shockwave gets there.

  • smart ass.

    yeah, that's what I meant.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    As long as the divide between the have's and the have-not's continues to widen, I expect to see more violence and more crime and way more weird stories in the news. Fewer important stories, but more and more weird stories.

  • Should bath salts be regulated to make sure this doesn't happen again?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I know you were being a wise ass but I recall reading some articles about that very thing. They were being sold OTC in Nebraska for awhile.
    http://www.omaha.com/article/20120120/NEWS01/701209936

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Notice the comment about the guy getting tazed 3 times and kneed by the arresting officers to no effect.
    That's one reason I have no problem with the PO in Miami using deadly force in the zombie incident. That shit is like PCP.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    there's only one way to... rekill a zombie rabbit.

    Headshot.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Someone spiked a joint with PCP at a punk rock party without telling me. The hallucinations were horrible for about 3 hours. I thought I was going to die.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    That's not good.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    yikes

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Haha. We did that to one of our friends. He always kept saying "I never tried any hard drugs, and never will". He left the room, and my friend pulled out another joint which was laced with just a smidgen of coke.

    He came back, took a big puff, and we were all just looking at him.

    "What?"
    "How you feeling?"
    "Why?"
    "Cuz you just smoked coke."

    That got him off his high-horse. That's what friends are for.

  • Remind me never to tail gate with you 85.

  • yeah, jesus christ maing. That's actually really pretty fucked up, I would have been pretty pissed.

    ....jerk.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Hope you kicked him in the balls when you came to.

    That would piss me off quite a bit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I was "living dead" serious brownie. That stuff if brutal. It looks like MB's zombie apocalypse is for real.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    told you guys.

    Start stocking up

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01/zombie-apocalypse-food_n_1563646.html?ref=food

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    listen
    i won't give any of these guys credibility
    not unless they get out the big black kettle
    set it upon some seasoned firewood
    fill that puppy with water
    and boil their humans
    just like Yosemitie Sam
    and i belive some cannibals did
    with bugs bunny
    that of course is TIC

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    the stewing starts at 3:19
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GMx1TYDnc8&feature=related

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Regulated, only if you mean mandatory.

    Issued in your mail box biweekly.

    Let the shit show begin.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Hell no. Hockey masks should be mandatory.

  • Ya think?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/01/jerry-jones-suspects-dez-bryant-has-conditioning-issues/

  • Green Bay Lantern?

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/06/01/dc-comics-green-lantern-is-now-gay/?intcmp=features

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Now he's Rainbow Lantern.

    The tip-off? He was played by Ryan Reynolds.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hee hee

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ha!

    I kinda wish they would have made Superman gay as per the rumors. All those dudes like Shaq with a Superman tat - how funny would that have been?

    I always like Green Latern cause he was the only one who could take Superman down, but now that sentence can be a double-entendre.

    Damn you DC. GO Hal Jordan!

  • "Alan Moore is of course not pleased, responding to DC's plan by calling it "completely shameless. I tend to take this latest development as a kind of eager confirmation that they are still apparently dependent on ideas that I had 25 years ago.” He then concluded his thoughts by stressing his concern that the publishing of these prequels "only [weakens] the argument that comics were an authentic form of literature. 'As far as I know,' he said, 'there weren’t that many prequels or sequels to ‘Moby-Dick.'"

    http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/dc-prepares-prequels-for-watchmen-whlie-alan-moore-shares-his-disdain

  • Alan Moore can kind of be a pretentious dick but those prequels are a terrible idea.

  • Just read that Ziggy Wilf has decided to name the new stadium "Minnesota Wilf Stadium", or Milf for short.

    that is all

  • In reply to jdawg:

    He shoots, he SCORES!

  • Wisconsin seems to be the battleground for public sector unions right now. There's a big recall election in cheese-land on Tuesday to try and oust Governor Scott Walker that could have national repercussions. Practically every damn add on radio and TV is about this recall. He's making teachers and public sector workers have to pay up to 5.8% of their pay towards their pensions and at least 12.6% of their health care costs. And he took away collective bargaining powers for pay increases and workplace provisions. He also got rid of mandatory union contributions. The second biggest public sector union in WI after the NEA has lost 54% of it's members in the last year. Here's a link:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/31/wisconsin-unions-see-ranks-drop-ahead-recall-vote/

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    God (did I use that?) I hope Walker wins. Public sector employees serve at the pleasure of the electorate (big emphasis on the word "serve") and public sector unions should be categorically illegal.

    Perhaps at some point (with luck sooner than any of us suspect) the very *existence* of the public sector jobs will entail the same level of risk and have the same demands to produce economic value as many jobs in the private sector. As John Lennon said, "Imagine".

    (When objecting about private sector abuse, go for it, but consider how much of that abuse is subsidized by direct taxpayer abuse and regulatory favoritism.)

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, I've never been as passionate about an election as this one. This recall effort is absolute horseshit. Wisconsin had one of the worst budget deficits in the country, and the Governor tried to resolve it for the long term. What kind of an example were all the protesters setting, especially the teachers? Essentially they are saying we shouldn't have to pay into our retirement or pay for our health care. The other taxpayers should. They threw a giant temper tantrum. I could give a laundry list of the bullshit that has gone on over the last 10 plus years if anyone wants to argue. Brownie, you game? I love arguing with you, because I always learn something.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    According to lawyers familiar with a Milwaukee criminal corruption probe, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now a "target" for prosecution.

    The legal sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Walker faces "serious legal challenges," including a "possible indictment" regardless of the gubernatorial recall election results on Tuesday.

    The investigation began in 2010 when Walker served as Milwaukee County executive.

    Six people have been charged, with accusations ranging from campaigning for Walker on government time to embezzlement. 13 other Walker associates have been given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony in the case.

    This week, Governor Walker acknolwedged he has now transferred $160,000 from his campaign accounts to a legal defense fund. Mr. Walker confirmed the money is strictly for his own defense and not for any current or former staff.

    Lawyers for Governor Walker recently appeared at the Milwaukee courthouse but refused to say why they were there. The lawyers have also refused to comment on the Governor's status in the investigation.

    On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters will go to the polls in the state's recall election. Fifteen months ago, Walker set off huge protests at the Capitol when he took aim at unions representing state government workers and passed a law ending many of their rights to collective bargaining.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Grasping at straws. If Walker gets charged with a crime, then I'll take it seriously. The ONLY reason this recalled happened was because public sector unions had a temper tantrum, yet I don't hear any campaign commercials mention this issue. Why? Because it's a losing issue amongst the left of center voters in Wisconsin. People are fed up with the insatiable demand for more money for schools and government services while the taxpayers are bled dry.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I don't discuss elections like that, especially one this heated and this close. If we were having a beer somewhere, maybe.
    There is some interesting material out there on the budget, etc. I'd dig it up but you can find a pretty broad swath of it on Google.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I get it. This has been a heated, polarizing election. I've pissed off more than my share of friends and family members who are teachers and union members.

  • ok ok, so there is SOME good still in the world right?

    http://thedailywh.at/2012/05/31/heartwarming-tearjerker-of-the-day-61/

  • Hey, here's a story that kinda converges with why unions can be good and the comic book world.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2012/05/before_watchmen_controversy_alan_moore_is_right_.html

  • Damn blog. Meant to post it here.

    "Alan Moore is of course not pleased, responding to DC's plan by calling it "completely shameless. I tend to take this latest development as a kind of eager confirmation that they are still apparently dependent on ideas that I had 25 years ago.” He then concluded his thoughts by stressing his concern that the publishing of these prequels "only [weakens] the argument that comics were an authentic form of literature. 'As far as I know,' he said, 'there weren’t that many prequels or sequels to ‘Moby-Dick.'"

    http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/dc-prepares-prequels-for-watchmen-whlie-alan-moore-shares-his-disdain

  • I've been talking baout this with my friends for quite some time. When you have a large corporation that controlls every aspect of its product including information and opinions you run the risk of people thinkig the entire thing is rigged and it's all a scam.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-selig-reprimands-harrelson-for-rant-against-umpire-20120601,0,7825104.story

  • Do you mean NASCAR?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Pro Wrestling.

  • That was a great rant Sac. I was watching the game that night and though the Hawk might have a stroke he was so pissed! If an umpire sucks, he sucks and an announce should be able to call it as they see it.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    What I found interesting was one of the comments advocating that baseball should follow tennis and institute an electronic system to call strikes, balls and fouls.

    But Baseball has been ardent in its "human factor" policy and won't even really entertain such notions (along with replay).

    What I really think "human factor" is all about is, surprise surprise, money.

    When refs make bad calls, it gets the fan's blood boiling. For example, that white sox article contained over 200 comments. Click on any Bears' story and there's only like 20 comments. These irate fans then call 670 the score, or the bad call makes it unto PTI or whatever ESPN show, they debate it, pissed off fans tune in more, ratings go up, more advertising, more money, repeat.

    As long as the bad calls are within reason, MLB will continue with the same policy.

  • Shit. I can't stand this hoakum... from Da Site:

    "Last season the Bears hosted the first environmentally friendly football game at Soldier Field during which Constellation Energy purchased renewable energy certificates to cover the expected energy usage at the stadium, helping the team and its fans avoid about 42 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions."

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    and "“For the NFL, I think this sets a great mark,” Goodell said. “All of us are going to work to try to achieve a greener NFL. We try to make our league responsible in our communities. For 18 years we have had a carbon neutral Super Bowl and we continue to push our own green initiatives."

    Do you suppose the hot air coming out of Goodell's mouth was factored in to the "carbon neutral" calculation?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yeah. Nothing steams me more than people working towards a cleaner environment. The nerve. Is it a bandaid and a publicity stunt? Yeah, probably. But somebody's gotta be a model. And it sure as shit aint the environment.

  • I meant, it sure as shit aint the govt.

  • I wish this feature would come to the PS3:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG36yC2e5QY&feature=g-logo-xit

    We can mod our voices, but I want my characters face to scream and frown as I get busted up time and again.

  • http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/02/us/disaster-city-search-rescue/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

    Thought this was pretty fascinating.

  • trac daddy
    your freind that works for Fed X
    could be just a private contractor
    i have 2 Fed X employees
    that work the route I deliver
    the girl is vested in the company
    and has full bennies
    the other driver works for a person
    who bought the territory from Fed X
    and he hires his own carrieirs
    i have seen 3 different drivers
    in the last 8 years working for this person
    they get a base salary for 150 packages
    and extra pay for anything over and above 150
    so much per package
    so when the 1%ers are occupying the beach
    he is making enough to cover his bills
    and pay his child support
    now that the 1%ers have taken their $ north
    he is down to his minimum base package
    that does not include any negotiated bennies
    and he admits the hardship to me
    she gets retirement--- health benefits---vacation pay
    and sick leave
    he gets a salary
    the guy in Miami who owns this territory
    he is getting alot
    i have seen plenty of abuse
    in my years of service as a shop steward
    from all sides
    union----management----and employee
    i have come to the conclusion
    alot of this is hardwired and programmed into
    each individual from birth and life's lessons
    i live by this motto
    a fair days work for a fair days pay
    i must say that i am greatfull to have a job
    that let me purchase health care
    i was trained to be a teacher
    but took this job for the health insurance
    and thank all of the public who have used this service
    and provided me and my family
    a way out of our horrors
    frrom the medical bills
    i would be up the proverbial creek
    but thanks to all for supporting my family
    and helping us and many others
    live a life like a king
    compared to folks in other parts of the world
    i do not have alot
    but I have never gone without
    so that is one benefit of collectively bargaining with an employer

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Well said Huntin.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Well said Murph.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Well said Cor.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Just so you know, I am not trying to argue against decent wages. The day will come in this country when government unions will be forced to make concessions that they are unprepared for if they don't control the spending while there's still time . Fix the fraud, abuse and unsustainable spending while we can vs implode down the road if we don't. The average non union working stiffs disposable income is going down while government employees is going up. It's time to read the tea leaves.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    here is the beauty of the P.O.
    it is run by the public..........
    it is not part of the operating budget of the federal gov.
    we are mandated to break even at the end of the fiscal year
    no loses no gains no profit
    like I stated earlier when both sides cannot negotiate a deal
    we go to binding arbitration and our rewards are adjusted
    by an independent panel of 3 arbitrators
    which is where we are at right now since our last contract
    which expired last nov.
    we will surely have to face some losses
    but the arbitrators will keep us in line with the private sector
    who do similar tasks.....sadly in the past
    the P.O. brass has come to the table saying we should
    be compared to those fine McDonald's employees
    the P.O. employees do not use tax dollars to run the show
    if you eliminate the pre-funding mandate for health care
    we would not have lost any money during the current crisis
    until last year
    people think we use gov. $ because our finances are
    figured into the federal ledger at the end of the year
    so in effect we have kept the federal deficit from showing
    5.5 billion $'s less in losses since the mandate
    the federal government routinely raids our retirement funds
    and puts in a buck slip
    they owe us alot ...and if they paid our funds back
    the federal deficit would balloon
    here are 4 reasons for our predicament, besides the
    pre funding mandate
    1.. technology of the internet
    2...leadership failure to recognize fact #1 and utilze the
    internet to create revenue
    3...housing debacle...if you understand how many pieces
    of mail a residence generates per year ....the loses are
    significant
    side bar .....i know people hate "junk mail"...but they want
    small busuness growth.
    how do you think a small business owner
    reaches out to customers about their services
    4. the P.O. has never had the freedom to create it's products
    to generate revenue.....unless a board of governors gives
    us a green light.....we cannot change on the fly like
    the private sector
    my bottom line is this for government run services
    they can be effective if structured like the business model of the P.O.
    no profits ......run the service and break even....take care of you public servants by paying a livable wage.....and reward them for their hard work by providing the ability to have a modest retirement ....that will eliminate the fears of growing old
    capitalism needs no place in the services provided for the public by government structures

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    one more thing
    my retirement is through the Federal Employees retirement system
    i will get 24% of my salary for maximum years worked 30 yrs and age requirements met
    there are 5% penalties per year for leaving early
    i will also use what i paid to social security
    and i will use the 401 k structure they implimented
    in 1986
    i would just like to say "thank you" to the creeps who crashed the system and broadsided my 401 account....theifs have robbed alot of us at the end of our carreers through financial schemes
    my 401 should not be tied to the volatility of gamblers
    create a market with modest but secured gains that will
    provide retirement to the public so the burden is not placed
    upon the taxpayer when the end comes ;.but the funds have run dry
    i took my money and moved it in 2007 to a safe g fund which gives a return similar to a bank account
    and i have not touched it since...the fear of the market volatility at the end of my carreer has kept me away from better returns....frankly i am not impressed with the horrible effects of wall street bankers....the return has been a slap in the face for all the effort ....and not a one of them has seen bars in front of their faces....WTF

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Thank you for that Hunti. I did not know several things you point out. I think your emphasis on the P.O. not taking advantage of the internet or new technology is spot on. l've wondered for a long time HOW could they have missed the boat on that one. I think it's extremely hard for a government entity to be proactive when it comes to revenue. I'm reminded of the time I bought a roll of stamps the day before the rates went up and when I took them back(unopened) the next day to exchange them for a roll of stamps with the new postage value, they refused to take them back or give me credit towards the a roll of the new stamps I wanted. No joke, this really happened.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    And yes, I still had my receipt.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    it's a subtle form
    of government taxation
    why those greedy bastards
    bring 'em with you
    next time you're in SWFLA
    i have freinds on the inside
    who can work the system
    i would ask you to
    do this through the mail
    but i don't trust those
    men in the blue monkey suits

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    They just wanted to get rid of all the 2 cent stamps they had.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Hate to be the dick here but, "the P.O. brass has come to the table saying we should
    be compared to those fine McDonald's employees". No offense, but why does a McDonald's employee deserve less than a post office sorter? Both are menial labor jobs that really require no education. You sound like you're in management and that is no shot at you as I think management deserves better money but to think that just because a person is part of one entity holding very similar postitions deserves to make more is short sighted and why America is in trouble.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    I have a feeling that most post office work is slightly more complicated than the pictogram-based work at the McDonalds on the corner. I'm just basing that on my experiences as a customer so I could be completely wrong.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm just saying that when even menial labor jobs are making over 30K a year that something is wrong. Not everyone can make good money. It's a sad reality that if was faced by more individuals instead of expecting big paychecks for crappy jobs would go a long way. I'm not saying I don't appreciate the people that do those jobs so i don't have to, but I went to school for a reason and that is so I wouldn't have to break my back for a living.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Wow.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Try $16,500k a year for your average McD's worker.
    If only we had more jobs that paid less than the poverty rate...what is your point again?

  • In reply to JAB1:

    http://transportationnation.org/2012/02/23/ny-airport-workers-live-below-poverty-line/

    Methinks that may have something more to do with the mom being in the work place than income tax rates, folks. An interesting point in the article - because the wages for those "menial" (nice) jobs are so low, it dramatically increases the number of those workers who are on public assistance of one sort or another...so, guess what! You ARE subsidizing private industry through your taxes without even knowing it. They get to pay low wages while your tax dollars cover the gap between $7 an hour and being able to buy food this week.
    Well done!
    I bet you don't like living next to Section 8 housing or project buildings - but try buying a house or renting a decent apartment on 16k a year...maybe add in a kid to make it really interesting.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    i went to school also
    i wanted to teach children
    life's forces do not always comply
    with your "gameplan"
    and your body adjusts in midstream
    be carefull
    shit will hit the fan
    no matter how educated you are
    or how well organized you become
    it can all be erased very quickly
    stay humble my freind

  • In reply to JAB1:

    you are not a dick
    just uninformed
    if you are not privy to the P.O.
    from the inside
    you are just guessing
    no i am not in management
    i work for my salary
    most of the managers in the P.O.
    tried carrying mail and couldn't hack the conditions
    the point of the McDonalds worker was to highlight
    how arbitraroirs reach their decisions
    management would love to pay you less every year
    and they would if there wasn't a union to negotiate
    so unions hold the greed of the top brass in check
    letter carriers, clerks, and mail handlers unions
    get what the system can handle
    when times were good, we recieved about 1-2 % raises a year
    when things get bad we give negotiated benefits back
    as far as compensation comparison
    i am not one to expound on that
    i have a very different baseline that would warp your thought processes if i told you what i really believe
    i do know this though
    because i have lived it
    carrying mail is one of the most demanding days i have ever spent
    when compared to any of the jobs i have participated in ..
    a mcdonalds worker can screw up your meal or maybe your change
    if i wanted to fuck you
    i would just fuck with your credit score

  • http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Ranking-the-top-five-RB-prospects-for-2013.html

    Possible draft picks next year if Forte doesn't sign a deal.

    I've heard Montee Ball's name a lot lately. He's somebody who'll probably be around in round 2 or 3, and could take advantage of the size we bring to the run blocking. Not the next Forte, but we're not looking to pay a Matt Forte, so better to put together the committee.

  • First Zombie's, now swarms of tarantula's. Whats next MB?

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/flora-fauna/tarantulas-invade-assam-town-kill-two/articleshow/13753398.cms

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    oh swet baby jesus!

    I don't know trac... all I know is that we're all fucked.

  • spiders freak me out man...to the core of my being.

  • Snakes?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    in this order from those that scare the shit out of me to ...meh:

    1. Medium to Large sized spiders
    2. Any snake that is not a garter snake
    3. Millipedes/Silverfish/Centipedes
    4. The Ocean and the various forms of death it can deliver
    a. Sharks
    b. huge fucking jellyfish with 50 foot tenticles (man of war)
    c. undertows/riptides
    5. humans with guns
    6. fire

    I know it sounds counterintuitive but bugs really turn me into a pussy.

  • Think I'd have to go with #5

  • My #1 is Snakes. Spiders and bugs dont bother me.
    #2 is heights..........that shit will paralyze me
    #3 Ex wife+a lawyer...............ruin a good day
    #4 Bats.............
    #5 eels.....although i could group that with snakes.
    I'd say thats pretty much my top 5

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    bats?!!??!

    I would love to see murph running and screaming out of a cave like a 14 year old girl flailing his arms above his head.

    2:00 mark murph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONUe58qtjjs

    ...aaaaaand this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfXjTfQDj-k

    btw, I was fucking crying watching that second part the first time. Really really funny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Having met Murph, I'm pretty sure that if I ever saw him running and screaming out of a cave, I'd haul ass the other direction too.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    why, is he a hulk of a man?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    LOL, I wish MB...........MBP just means I dont look like I ought to be running and screaming with flailing arms! So if you are ever around me and I commence to running and screaming, RUN! Ask me what we are running from when the coast is clear.......LMAO

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Exactly - I'll take it at face value that shit just got real.

  • not a fan of sharks... well, I mean I am acually... just not big ones... in close proximity to me.

    Spiders are cool and helpful creatures, but they give me the heebies.

    Face eating crazy zombies scare me. My #1 is angry wives. Yikes!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I just plan on staying as far away from Australia as I can.

    The whole fucking island just wants to kill you in the worst possible way.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Tasmania is even worse.

    speaking of your untimely demise... where were you tonight... shady and i lit it up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was beat - spent the day (and Saturday night) in DC seeing all the monuments.
    For all the times I've been in DC, it's the first time I've made the rounds.

  • Wow, that pretty much lists all of mine. Throw in extremely sharp blades and movies where the malevolent antagonist is an eight year old girl and that's pretty much it. But especially jellyfish and sharks.

    If you're a special forces wet-man and spend any length of time with jellyfish AND sharks - like in a a really big tank for some spurious reason - and on a regular basis .... then you are a very hard man in my book and are obviously welcome to my two sisters.

  • 1. Aids
    2. Aids
    3. herpes (that shit don't go away)
    4. angry husband
    5. Aids

  • Nothing ruins a party like AIDS and herpes.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZHTFsw2Eqg

  • I ran into a school of jellyfish scuba diving and got stung all over in Jamaica. No problem, it didn't ruin my day, I must have some kind of immunity. It just looked like I was a heroin addict with marks all over. Lesson - use a wet suit. I've also been very close to skunks, a pack of coyotes, a pack of 3 wolves, 4-5 foot rattle snakes, and black Bears. Never was scared, except for one encounter with black Bears. I had 3 small cubs running towards me, like they wanted to play. They were within 30 yards when the mother stood up on her hind legs and yelled, about 150-200 yards away. I was scared shitless. I took off in a full sprint until I got back to my Grandma's house. Many years later, a 600 plus pound black bear was shot by her mailbox. Not the same one, but that one was huge. My Great Grandma had two different black Bears shot while clawing on her door to get in. She baked every day, as in bread and cakes and such. Not the weed Doc. Both times the Bears made it into the 3 seasons room, but couldn't get into the house.
    The only other time I freaked out on nature was after trout fishing without waders, but in jeans. After we got out, I took off the jeans and you couldn't see my legs. They were covered in leeches. I freaked out and knocked them all off. A combination of blood and water just rolled down my legs for some time, since they put an anti-coagulant into your blood stream. I'm also afraid of deer ticks and lymes disease, an unseen predator.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    since we're sharin....

    I was on my first safari as an adult in 2000. Went alone to Hwange (pronounced wanky) in Zimbabwe.

    There is a famous, huge herd of elephants there called the presidential herd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO5gODUFdoc). Anyway, was in the landrover and the herd surrounds us… one of the huge bulls puts his trunk in the fucking car practically on my shoulder. HUGE animals. I wasn’t scared per se, but your heart is thumping out of your chest… a mixture of awe, excitement, fear, and anticipation.

    Amazing, intelligent, feeling beings. Elephants are beautiful animals man… so incredible. You have to experience it once in your life (seeing them, not being sniffed by one). They have become my favorite of all Africa’s animals… and I have a love affair with all of them, so they have to be special.

    Another time my wife and I were at another camp (in 2006) and right after we arrived we sat in the boma (place where you eat) for some food and a drink… and a big cow walked RIGHT past us… my wife froze with fear. I wasn’t scared at all, just took in the amazing experience. Not macho, just at peace in that place I guess. Go to Africa once in your life boys. Botswana and the Okavango delta. THAT right there is the original garden of Eden trac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha, that's what my faith gives me all the time MB. Even in times of trouble.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cool story. I would love to go to Africa some day. New Zealand would be first.

  • Those poor Jags, just keeps gettin worse.
    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/sports-nfl/20120603/Jaguars-Blackmon.Arrest/

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    .24 takes some serious effort.

    What's shocking is that it is a story about a non-Viking getting a DUI. They evidently had another one get popped this week?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    man these kids are all brutal.

    Are you fucking serious!?!?! You have the opty to play the GAME you love for MILLIONS of dollars. Call a cab... no, no... call a fuckig limo to take you home you fucking buffoon.

    Jesus. smh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Better yet, throw the party at your really pricey condo so you can just pass out in your football-shaped waterbed. Make the hanger-ons and strippers pay for cab rides.

    What a maroon.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    bingo. better idea

  • uhhhhh... wow.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/03/us/bath-salts-interview/index.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Whoa.

    The trailer park in the background is a nice touch.

  • Does anyone have some extremely positive upbeat news? Too much doom and gloom lately. Just read an article from the middle east that has be pretty bummed out. How bout it guys? I need a picker upper.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19852_5-famous-movies-that-shamelessly-ripped-off-obscure-ones.html

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Got a blowjob in the middle of a lake on a pontoon boat this weekend. It was glorious.

    That turned your frown upside down, didn't it?

    true story

  • well done Coach. well done.

    I don't even remember what the normal ones are like... never mind a glorious pontoon boat one.

    (btw, enjoy them while you're not married yet)

    (bbtw, the pontoon/poontang joke was just too easy. I simply passed)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    At one point a swan crashed the party and scared the crap out of us....Swans are fucking evil. Read this, the guy that died was a friend of a friend, and kind of a pussy, apparently.

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120416/news/704169741/

  • yeah, I read that a few weeks ago coach.

    A swan? really? Just fucking grab its neck and yank the fucker underwater.

    Don't really get it, but I guess shit happens. Was the water freezing cold? If it was, I get it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They're bigger than you'd think - and evil...yep.
    Plus, depending on what type of kayak it was (sit-in, or sit-on-top), it doesn't take much to get dunked.
    Sounds like he wasn't wearing a PFD either, which is a big no-no. I feel bad for his family - had a couple of young kids, but no life insurance.

    Damn, Coach - that story was terrible.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I pick up the blog with a nice boating bj yarn, then I bring it down with tales of evil man eating geese.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Canadian Geese are powerful too. An old boss had huge welts all over after getting attacked by one. Those fuckers cruise at 50 miles an hour because they are strong...and they are a nuisance on golf courses and in some communities. Standard procedure is to run over as many little ones as possible on a golf cart, and shoot as many adults with a pellet gun. Then throw them in a river and make them fish and turtle food. I feel the same remorse killing them as I do a rat, mouse, or mole.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    They leave those little presents full of giardia all over the course too.
    I've had too many run-ins with them. They seem to like sand traps and I spend a lot of time dropping near the water, so yeah...Nasty little dinosaurs.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I would think a machete would work well... long necks and all.

  • Good thing clenched jaw was not her reaction to being startled.

  • Are you sure you're not a Vikings fan?

  • That may not have been a plane circling over the lake Coach. News at 9.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/06/04/the-age-of-drones-military-may-be-using-drones-in-us-to-help-police/

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    this just in
    sometime in 2015
    "Yesterday, for the 6th time in a row; the Green Bay Packers
    failed to stop the vaunted Chicago Bear offensive juggernaut. The packers had no answer for the run or pass
    as they succummed to the monsters of the midway....yeilding an embearassing 63 points....in just under 3 quarters of play.
    at which point the bears pulled all starting regulars
    and finished the game with rookies and special teamers linig up on offense.
    The first string defense remained in the game to ensure that the Pack was held to the 2 points it recieved; when for the third time in the last three meetings Jay Cutler was sacked for a safety in the end zone; after Jmarcus Webb was beaten off the snap
    and matadored the defensive end.
    The Chicago faithfull just couldn't help but bring out their favorite cheer for J Webb.... O'LAY! O'LAY!........... O'LAY! O'LAY!
    europeans at soldier field said they felt like they were at the world cup soccer matches during the chant; and several were seen.....blowing their vezuvelas.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Good ole hunti. Now that's what I'm talkin bout.

  • Here you go trac... oh wait... that's not good for us... oh well, it's good for someone: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/06/01/giants.osi.umenyiora.ap/index.html?sct=nfl_t2_a13

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oy vey, I'd hate to see what you guys give your kids for Christmas.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    that was funny. I see what you did there.

    Whatever it is, they get 8 of it.

  • This is for Johnny: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/cat-helicopter_n_1567541.html

    Now you know what to do with kibbles when he goes my man.

    ...*Sniff*... such a touching tribute.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hmmmm. morbid.

  • a little, I must agree.

    Nothing like a face munching zombie nutjob, but yeah... not a very nice way to end up.... pulled and stretched akimbo with an engine, 4 propellers, and some skids attached to your carcass. On second thought, not so much morbid as disrespectful and a bit sad.

  • Bastards blocked access from work, so pissed right now. Before I couldn't post, now I can't even view what you fuckers have to say unless I'm using my phone which makes me so much more productive. Smh

  • In reply to Shady:

    deeeeeum.

    Two words for you.... i... pad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How about iQuit?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Awesome Shady, just awesome. Well done.

  • This goes to my argument that NFL players don't care about the risks of football. That is, until after their career is over.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/04/jahvid-best-declares-himself-symptom-free/

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    His last concussion was in October and he won't be cleared for contact drills until August this year? That was one hell of a concussion.
    The dude is talented but maybe should find a different line of work, and pronto. Forget long-term effects; if he's that susceptible, teams aren't going to want to use a roster spot on him.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    he's done. he'll get another one in his first game.

    For his own safety he needs to retire BEFORE he gets another one.

  • Did the NFL lockout the refs because their calls stink?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/04/nfl-says-lockout-of-officials-has-begun/

    I can't believe the NFL can't afford to meet these guys demands. Does anyone know why there's a lockout?

  • ponder this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger's_cat

  • you're welcome: http://uncrate.com/stuff/beer-cookbook/

  • check this out. very cool: http://data.massivehealth.com/

    ...I mean, uh oh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That graph must be tied into McDonalds sales.

  • Does anybody know what Irish looks like? He has been kinda M.I.A. I wonder which one he is?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/03/bilderberg-2012-protesters-alex-jones

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I always just assumed he was this guy:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=koY6kXhQDQo

  • In reply to Shady:

    fecking wankin awesome!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    He's being held by the Rothschilds.....

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7_8WR0lQKY

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How have I not seen that movie?!?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Have you not seen my movies...?!!! A fucking shark ate me!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I never saw that either, I'm thinkin I have to see it!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I completely forgot to watch that movie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Holy effing Jebus that looks awesome!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    They heard that .....

  • For a long time, my brother and I never got in a fight mostly because my mom never wanted us to.

    Well, my brother just graduated high school and is 18 now. He didn't do good in school 2.67 and ACT score of 18 is his highest score. That doesn't mean he is dumb but most colleges will not accept him.

    Why am I bringing this up? Well, I am not a dumb guy and my fiance and I thought " sure, we can help him." My brother was douchey the whole time and seemed to think I owed him and that the world did too.

    Finally, we got into it. I can't explain it very well, I mean he is 5'11" and 250. I am 6'1" 190. I can pack a punch and pretty quick for my size. My brother is just tough and big. Anyways, I had the guy on his ass after 2 punches to the face.

    Long story short, I stopped after I got him knocked down and after that he apologized and came back into my house. I couldn't just beat the shit out of him because it was too easy and I guess I felt bad.

    So, did you guys ever get into with your brothers and then just quit after you knew you won?Sorry for the mistakes.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiYlc-FAGH8

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lamo.. I seriously thought he was gonna rape me.. he had that look

  • Erik, my brother and I fought all the time. He was two years older and a lot bigger. I usually ended up on the losing side, but usually got my moneys worth. Felt horrible when I stabbed him with a pencil when I was around 12 years old. He got killed in a car accident when I was 17 and he was 19. We never took it so far to really hurt each other, and he never really beat the shit out of me, but usually made me think long and hard before going at it again. Still miss him alot and wonder if we would still be fightin, and wish he was around to tussle with one last time.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Great story Murph. We haven't stabbed each other..yet.

    I guess your brother and me did the same thing. We didn't beat the shit out of you but made you think twice about fighting us.

    If he was still here.. could you beat him?

  • Mang, it took that many years before you beat the shit out of your brother? I'd say about time, It's a boundary that never got drawn. Now it's drawn. No sweat. I don't have any brothers, so I had to beat up my sisters.

  • The part about him being "owed" something sends up a red flag. Forget the rest. I fought my brother too. That should be your biggest concern for the next 20 years, unless he grows up and accepts responsibility for himself. If he doesn't learn to accept responsibility for his actions, you may lose a brother. He's still young enough to learn.

  • As a younger brother, I remember the day that I finally got the better of my bro. Never effed with me again.

    You guys half brothers or what?

  • Half brothers but I really don't see him as that. If anyone besides me messed with him or made fun of him, I would just kick their asses.

    You see, I don't like to lose and he doesn't care about losing. Thus, I don't see me being out of shape or him getting in shape. I just had to make him realize that no matter how much bigger he is than me, he has no reason to rude or disrespectful to me or my mother.

    I am not one to think people can change instantly but ever since then, he has been a true gentlemen.

  • I don't know why, but this almost made me spit my water all over my machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oocBB1vO3z8

    (shady, you can watch once you get home. Hee hee.... hee heee)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    At first...Why MB.. this is fucking la.. what the.. did he..they no.. damn.. ahahahahaahaha

    Yep. Just like that.

  • I love really only one sport and that is football but if I had another, it would be baseball.

    ...but lately, I hate it. Why are there no challenges or replays on scoring plays ? Sad.

    Anyways, what do you guys think is more likely....

    The offense looking lost and not being able to click or the defense finally showing their age?

  • Because the umps wouldn't be able to fix the game. He he.

  • Had to watch money ball again yesterday - it was a sporting weekend. Saw Rudy and The Junction boys.

    So Bear Bryant brought a bunch of kids out to the Junction and tried to kill 'em. They go 1-13. That was about it, right?

  • Artoo, I keep hearing good things about Lacrosse. Ever watched it? I haven't yet but I keep hearing it's the next big sport. I coach youth football and we have a big rivalry with some of the baseball coaches since the end of their season overlaps with the beginning of our. The ones I talk to are more worried about losing their players to Lacrosse than anything since it's gaining so much poularity around here. A few of the guys said give it ten years and it's going to be the biggest sport around here(northern Illinois). I personally have a hard time believing that, but I have seen it pick up a lot lately.

  • Trac, I know you said you wanted happy news...
    Sorry, this isn't it.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/trololo-singer-dead-at-77_n_1566937.html?ref=mostpopular

    However, if it makes you listen to the Trololo song, that should put some pep in your step.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Man, they must have been throwing back some serious Vodka in Moscow back then.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    He was the Sinatra of Russia!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Ha, couldn't help but think of coach on the lake while listening to that.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    eeeeeeeeewwwww

    ...5 hail mary's and a who's your father for that please trac!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    climax at 1:30

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    When I played that song again, my dogs started howling. ha ha.

  • http://funnyoldlife.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/helmets-and-cochlear-implants/

    Damn..this would have helped out a lot back in 08 for me.

  • question for you guys.

    Diamond jubilee... just. don't. get. it.

    ...and can someone PLEASE smother pierce morgan.... please?

    My god the British think they’re the shit, don’t they?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't get it either MB. In Iowa nobody gave a shit about it. Up here, lots of people do. One thing I have to give them a tip of lid. William and Kate were here last year for Stampede and sight seeing. They had an itinerary that was planned down to the last minute (I guess that's standard procedure). They went out of their way to go to Slave Lake, AB to meet the people. Last year there was a huge fire that took out about 2/3's of the town. It really meant a lot to the people that William and Kate came to town and shook a lot of hands and that sort of thing. I'd like to shake more than Kate's hand but that's a story for another day!!!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I recorded their wedding and watched it after a large number of beers. I laughed my ass off. It was funnier than most comedies.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't get it and I have to put up with the sheite directly. I don't know the total cost of all the nonsense the've been doing but I've heard sums ranging from several million £'s to over £1 billion. I'd assume that it's near the lower end of that scale but considering the climate and such to throw such extravagance (not including the Queen's lunch with murdering dictators from other countries) is an abomination. To have a monarchy in this day in age in a civilised country is a disgrace.

    The lunch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18099937

    Oh and please keep p.morgan in your country. That's a bigger bailout than the World Wars combined.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Ha!

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    But where would James Bond be without Her Majesty's Secret Service?

  • Noonan?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/golf-devil-ball-golf/video-journeyman-golfer-holes-incredible-putt-punch-u-051035955.html

  • hee hee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkCmzQLv7BQ

  • http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/05/4538469/hometown-report-briggs-accepts.html

  • the only blight on my list for him is the contract bitching. Other than that, I've said it many times before to you guys... I think he's our best D player. The guy is simply a machine. When he's having a good game, there is not another OLB that's as good.

  • Love his attitude about it.

  • tommy lasorda had a heart attack.

    I hate Tommy Lasorda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5B9B_jqyh0

  • Fuck, this thing on?

    aaaaanyway. I'm not a big fan of sugar pop music... and my daughter isn't 12 yet so thank god I don't have to listen to that vacuous garbage, but I thought you guys might like this version of a gay but pretty catchy song by I don't know who

    ... except you shady... you can't watch it until you get home.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIfbghHdG1s

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hate that song and now I hate you MB!

  • wait a minute, let me get this straight... I show you a bunch of hot chicks with smokin bodies and you hate me?

    Common sac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, the beach scene from right to left...

    YES! yes! yes!.... uh, no.

  • Those r funny...

  • the military is coming out of emery
    he has reorganized the scouting department
    given some perks to the faithfull & loyal
    here is marty barrett
    your new director of college scouting
    Heeeeeeeeeeeere's Martyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Barrett
    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?STORY_ID=8775

  • Suggs hurt himself in off season basketball conditioning? Hmm. It's going to be verrry interesting to see how this effects his money/contract.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/05/new-report-that-suggs-hurt-himself-playing-basketball-surfaces/

  • Did any of you guys catch this? My boys made me proud.

    http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/229766/57/12-YO-Marines-Life-Claimed-By-Cancer

  • the tribune reports on emery's overhaul
    he is adding employees
    in a time of recession
    WTF
    must be a lefty
    or a righty
    depending on which mirror you see life
    i don't give a D
    he sounds organized
    and he ison the trail
    sniffing out talent
    and the dogs are getting paid
    if they can tree the fox
    we will be in the hunt
    year after year

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-bears-add-scouts-expand-personnel-department-20120605,0,2483992.story

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Yeah, I read an article on Da Site about that today. I don't know about you guys but I can't remember things being so quiet as they are now in the football world.

  • wham bam van dam's daughter is kinda hot: http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jean-claude-van-damme-brings-special-date-2012-171949442.html

  • My buddy just saw Cutty at Whole Foods in downtown Chicago. Asked how the thumb was and told him that the bears finally gave him some weapons. Cutler said thumb was good and the weapons were appreciated.

    Then Cutty (in a hoody) waited patiently behind some idiot in a bears sweatshirt at the RedBox who couldn't figure it out and he finally left disgusted.

    My buddy went up to the guy who was completely oblivious to the fact Jay was right behind him and proceeded to let him know what had just happened. The guy was embarassed...mainly because he couldn't figure out the redbox.

  • You need to sell that story to PFT Johnny. Should be worth at least a couple of $8 hot dogs at Soldier Field.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    naw, they'll just spin it and say that Jay was complaining that the guy was taking too long.

    I'm sick of my own voice and can't type so i'll just leave tonight with this:

    bears running the table this year. I called 12-4 before but barring injury to Cutler, Lach, Pep, Briggs and Marshall we go 13-3.

  • For your music enjoyment while you browse the blog.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwoz688oF4&feature=related

  • Comic relief anyone? Yuk yuk yuk.

    http://weirdnewsfiles.com/weird-news/weird-world-news/25-weirdest-newspaper-headlines/

  • Visions of Coach singing the Trololo song whilst being felated in a boat have me reeling.

    Great thread.

  • Pontoon boat.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Where ya been counselor? Throw us a bone, give us your take on da umps lockout.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I'm on vacation. Haven't picked up the paper. Doing this on my ipad.

  • this is really lame.

    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/style-points/201206/nfl-head-coach-stars-music-video-villain

  • Hey blogfodder, how bout giving us a run down on the officiating situation? I'd be interested to see if you can fill us in on "why" the lockout and how the scrubs will effect the games this year. I wouldn't be surprised if the officiating actually improves.

  • Don't forget this stuff !
    http://www.army.mil/d-day/
    June 6th 1944

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