DaBearsBlog 2012 Tee Shirts & Koozies Now For Sale!

DaBearsBlog 2012 Tee Shirts & Koozies Now For Sale!

UPDATE 7/10/12: Demand has been terrific for the tees thus far. We are going to cut off sales for the first round and file orders on July 31st. This way every shirt/koozie will arrive at your front door with time to spare before the start of the season. Get your orders in!

The official Bears blog tee shirt for 2012 is now available. We did not raise the price, keeping it at the symbolic $19.85. As with last year, you can get two shirts for the even-more symbolic price of $34. (The image of the tee shirt is listed above. The type for the back of the shirt is quite small and tasteful.)

We are also putting the official DaBearsBlog koozie up for sale but we are short currently. To see the excellent koozie, CLICK HERE. On the tee-shirt option there is Koozie Only for $10 (all prices include shipping). We can not accept orders for more than 1 currently.

The shirt was conceived by Reverend Dave, designed by the great Mike Lapinski and will be made by my boy Jared.

Just go ahead and write in the comment box what color (we have both the orange and navy base) and what size (S, M, L, XL) you'd like. If you're ordering multiple shirts just write: Orange - XL, Navy - S...etc.

We're going to send out the orders in large shipments. The first shipment will go out over the first ten days of August. We'll then do another shipment after the season starts. If you want a shirt for opening day, place your order now!

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  • First to say these are way better than the last batch! Nice work Jeff!

  • I second that! Good looking shirts. I'll be ordering one today.

    Jeff- How do the shirts run? I mean is this a large from Pac Sun where everything is made for guys who weigh under 120lbs and an XL is smedium on me, a large from Cabellas where everything is made for guys who eat scrapple for bfast every day, or a regular old large Hanes Tshirt?

  • What's scrapple?

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • basically Spam for non-hawaiians

  • Looks good... but for reality's sake - how's it look with a sausage gut?

  • Get em bigger than you need is what I always say.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    We talking 100% cotton? 50/50 blend? Pre-shrunk?

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    That's what she said.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    but seriously though Blogfather, not 2XL's?

  • awesome... just one question... why charlie murphy and urlacher?

  • 10th to say...

    Few weeks from pre-season, boys! Are we ready for some football!?

    Fantasy Football that is?

    Last year we had a few leagues, two major ones. We need to co-ordinate one super league. Can't stand having just one belt, I want all the DBB Belts, unite them like Ali!

    Is everyone gonna go to Artoo's, or is Irish gonna create another one on ESPN?

    Is there a way to have a TE option in the flex? I think that would be more contemporary and interesting in today's NFL.

  • I guess I could get a couple fo leagues going on ESPN sure. 10 A.M on a saturday morning good for people ?

  • Who is Willie Gault last year set up an auction league on ESPN that we didn't fill and had a few randoms in. The draft experience is definitely a refreshing change from the standard format. I would be interested in doing that again and I wouldn't mind setting it up.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    DYL - I'm all for it!

    I love the auction format... the draft is way more entertaining and fair, but if people are on autodraft it's not nearly as good as everyone there talking shit, idiodically overpaying, etc..

    If we can get 8-10, I'd be down again.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    good stuff man, you wwanna set it up or should I?

  • This message brought to you by your reigning DBBII FF Champ!


  • Koozies are for people who don't drink fast enough.

  • In reply to Viva:


  • In reply to Viva:

    Viva. Bunch of us, including doc, MBP, and I, are coming to the Packers game on the 16th. Flights already booked.

    You in maings?

  • In reply to Viva:

    Exactly - I love mine for sentimental reasons, but I never intend to put it to use. Unless they start making koozies for 40's, and I start drinking them, it's more a matter of supporting DBB.
    They are some damn fine koozies though.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    this is the only beer koozie i will accept when we are in Chicago:


    Look at his fucking awesome hat.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Although, if we need koozies in December in Chicago, I'm moving further inland - because sea levels are going to wipe out my neighborhood shortly thereafter.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Dude, I HAVE to have one of those.

    As soon as the dust settles, I am going to purchase a set... or however they come.

  • In reply to Viva:

    nah. koozies are for people who drink beer with no gloves in the dead of winter.

    cold cans are cold, yo.

  • Jeff, I think some of the guys want to know if the can get XXL or XXXL? Shirts look great, but are there more sizing options and are they 100% cotton?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    i think we should pass a general rule that if you need a XXXL then you can't criticize anyone on the Bears anymore...ever...about anything...unless it falls into specific categories like sort of losing your breath masturbating or putting two brats in the same bun and naming it after a buddy or falling whilst playing with a nephew at a family party.

  • In reply to Waffle:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha! The placement of my comment made me look like I was trashing Murph. Not my intent.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    dick. sign on maings. I got a haji saved for you.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i'll be on tomorrow. i'm rusty but that just makes me more dangerous.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    That was funny....

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Never took it as a trashing. I dont wear a XXXL but was making a case for the thicker brethren of the blog. I sure know a lot of guys that shirt contain a whole lotta X's

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    hey, Murph, which FF league are you joining this year? I know you were in like 10 of them last year.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Wouldn't that include half the Bears team? Even Urlacher and Briggs got to be pushing XXXL.

  • BOYAH!


    Don't touch the fucking bulls cunts!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It seems there is too much interference to allow natural selection to run its course in these things. A pity.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Around the shoulders, not in the vicinity of the belly button.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    well, that made no sense.

  • wow, this is amazing: http://vimeo.com/44801709

  • Hey Johnny... getting ready for your surf lessons?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sharks = fuck that

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Waffle, from past posts, you sound like your afraid of nature.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I love nature. I'm Mr. Nature. It's just that I hate/respect things that can fucking do me in with little to no effort. I know i'm a huge pussy for being afraid of spiders and certain wasps, etc but to be afraid of the perfect killing machine that is the ocean and it's inhabitants seems pretty normal. Fuck it, I'll spend a week in the wild with a bushmaster .308, a broken compass, a combat knife, some whiskey and a good beat mag. Let's go this weekend.

    You give me a lake in Wisconsin or Minnesota and i'll tear that shit up with a 32 oz rum and coke in my paws. You stick me in a deep sea fishing boat 3 miles from shore and a freak storm rolls in and that's a different story.

    Lake = yucky seawood touching my legs from time to time. acceptable.
    Ocean = various prehistoric killing machines swimming around trying to decide if they want to chew me or inject me with something. different.

  • In reply to Waffle:


    Inject you with something???

    While dolphins are one of the only non-ape/simian species who have sex for pleasure, and they have been known to try and playfully rape humans, it is relatively rare.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well, I guess if I'm going to get raped, i might as well get playfully raped...by flipper.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    They say that touching a dolphin is like touching a wet rubber ball.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    it's true.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    So Waffle, it's probably like getting hit in the ass by a dodgeball...cheers!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know how the blanket octopus reproduces, right?

    Here you go - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanket_octopus

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    "Blanket octopuses are immune to the poisonous Portuguese man o' war, whose tentacles the male and immature females rip off and use for defensive purposes"

    Yeah, that's right, it rips off the poisonous tentacles of the most poisonous motherfucker out there and uses it like Indy's whip. Jesus Christ.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    And you're going surfing?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    hell no. i'll be drinking gallons of tecate with lime while i wear mirrored sunglasses and stare at every girl that walks by. flesh surfing/surveying.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Right there, you are smarter than the shark.
    I could do with a tecate and lime about now.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I related to this part: "The male dies shortly after mating"

    ...but in the human case, it's "The male's soul and dreams (and sex life) die shortly after marriage"

    Ok, ok... just kidding. I'm really not bitter, just a bit self-deprecating.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dood - I tried to join your game last night about fifteen times. Always full.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought you were just hating on me yo.

    Just message me outside of the game. I waited on you at first, but you know me, I have the patience of a gnat on crizack. Lasted about 60 seconds, then joined a game.

    Will be on 2-nite.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would totally do a dolphin. Thing is I might get a bit claustrophobic with the scuba gear and y'know, lose the urge there.

    Apparently, male dolphins exhibit gay behaviour when they mount the respecive blowholes. Talk about tight ends and A-gaps.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Great response Waffle. I've never been scared scuba diving or snorkeling in the ocean, but if I seen a giant shark I would probably shit my pants, or at least piss myself. I have learned not to dive without a wet suit. Came to the surface on a night dive last year into a school of jellyfish. It stung like hell at first, but vinegar relieved the pain. I looked like a heroin junkie with tracks all over for a day or two.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'm Mr. Nature.

    Another classic entry in the blog annals .

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There have been too many recent reports of guys getting chunks taken out of their kayaks by great whites for me to contemplate getting on the Bay in mine. Fuck that - I am sticking further inland....like, my bathtub maybe.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Man, I was going to go kayaking too. Everyone say's "the chances of shark attacks are like lightening striking you twice in one day"

    Yeah, well, tell that to the guy whose ass is in Jaws.

  • From Gilbert Arenas:

    There are these things called shark attacks, but there is no such thing as a shark attack. I have never seen a real shark attack. I know you’re making a weird face as you’re reading this. OK people, a shark attack is not what we see on TV and what people portray it as.

    We’re humans. We live on land.

    Sharks live in water.

    So if you’re swimming in the water and a shark bites you, that’s called trespassing. That is called trespassing. That is not a shark attack. A shark attack is if you’re chilling at home, sitting on your couch, and a shark comes in and bites you; now that’s a shark attack. Now, if you’re chilling in the water, that is called invasion of space. So I have ne"ver heard of a shark attack.

    When I see on the news where it’s like, “There have been 10 shark attacks,” I’m like, “Hey, for real?! They’re just running around? Sharks are walking now, huh! We live on the land, we don’t live underwater.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Agent Zero - a mind for the ages.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    University of Arizona education!

    Well, maybe not... I was in a class with Gilbert, and he showed up once. To talk to the teacher at the end of class.

    Somehow, this seems brilliant... but it seems like something he lifted off one of Chris Rock's throwaway bits.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    "A shark attack is if you’re chilling at home, sitting on your couch, and a shark comes in and bites you; now that’s a shark attack..."

  • In reply to Waffle:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    awesome. Man, what has become of SNL? For shame.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    yeah, those kayaks from below water prob look like a nice juicy seal, so can't fault the sharks.

    if someone were to dangle a silhouette of a burger behind some screen when I'm starving, I'm running through that screen and biting whatever's there.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Exactly, we're breaking and entering and deserve what we get.

  • I like them. Goin with the orange. Im with WhoisWillieGault. I prefer preshrunk.

    Is anyone else feeling this dam heat wave? jebus my sack is swampy.

    Im in on the FF league this year. Im gonna fuck shit up.


  • I don't know how you guys felt about the auction method, but I'm for it. I find it much more entertaining, but it's a bit better when everyone shows up for the draft.

    Any interest?

    Also, regarding sweaty nuts... I find, when one is forced to walk a few midsummer city blocks in 90% humidity, the best method to stop chaffing -

    Take the front of your boxer elastic and pull it under your ball sack (in direct contact with the genesis stitch)... essentially creating a sort of nut carriage. Not only does the removed layer of cloth provide better package ventilation, but the raised scrote is now pulled away from slimy thigh, eliminating both wing nut and crevice chaffing. Most effective for long balled individuals.

    You're welcome.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Did you get that from Arenas?!

    Both brilliant pieces!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I feel like I need a diagram, but I don't want to see a diagram.

  • I tried uploading my child friendly MS paint file to the twitter to no avail... Ascii art?

    ====0| |0====
              | |

    Eh, I give up. Maybe this gets the point across

    Basically, take your underwear waistband and tuck it under your frank and beans, keeping your goods in an elevated position away from the sweaty grundle. Please, for everyone's sake, keep the jeans/shorts in their proper position (so as to not hurt other's confidence).

    Disclaimer - I am not a medical professional, and you do so under your own risk. I am simply a long balled man living in a humid environment. In fact, the balls get so droopy here that the wife made me stop wearing shorts around the house... she said I'm scaring the cat. The "satchel satchel" may cause impotence, circulation problems, or infertility.

    If you don't wanna make babies (Crown), you're welcome.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Lol... love the pictorial aid!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    It's been, what, up to 107 there in Omaha this month already?


  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Terrible, man...

    Playing golf once a week after work @ 5:30, and those nuts get run ragged.

    Way worse than 110+ in Tucson.

    In Omaha, during the summer - the shade doesn't work. In the winter, the sun doesn't work.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    There could be a Nobel prize for this. The winged nut removal and doff of the hat to the chaffing of said crevice are very interesting bordering on genius. Failure to successfully enclose the male member in case of sudden erection in a public area for example, would raise a red flag for those men of a younger aspect.

    The Italian three piece suit is no savior from the unwanted Zorro in a public place.

  • Just want to point out that the line "we're on a mission from G-d" was not the Rev's idea.

    If I may take you all the way back to 2011 http://chicagonow.beta.tribapps.com/da-bears-blog/2011/01/design-your-own-dabearsblog-t-shirt/

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    And I say,

    And a good day to you, sir!
    ...I admit, it was sort of obvious and I'm sure it was suggested by many...but it's documented!

    NBIT, you have overtaken Crunch Buttsteak as Google Master for tracking the original down, btw.
    Can't wait to see you guys again in five months!

  • Koozie ordered!

  • Nice shirts blogfather! Ordered one of each.

  • Hahahahaha...


  • According to Broward Co. (Fl) Sheriff's office, Devin Hester's brother Antoinne being sought in connection 2 a murder.

  • Where are the shirts for the big guys?

  • One scout tells PFW that #Bears DT Henry Melton is "loaded with ability." More on Melton from @DParrPFW


  • Navy-L.

    Great job on the shirt Jeff and crew.

    My rook click to pick to start by sometime this year and have the biggest impact: Brandon Hardin. This kid looks like he is fast to the ball, has great instincts and can lay wood.

    Sorry to hear about the family situations going on for MB and Irish. You both seem like really stand-up guys and I know things will turn around for both of you. Let me know when you are coming to town, and I will take you out and get you some ass.

  • In reply to Crown:

    We will be there December 14th...and yes, I'm speaking on MB's behalf.

  • In reply to Crown:

    thanks Crown, apprecaite that my brother. I will MOST certainly take you up on that.

    MBP is in my boat too actually. We will all be there on the 14th as MBP said. Can't wait.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to Crown:

    I would like to join in on this blog outing. Though I am married I can still be a good wing man. Chicago is really fun city. We should take them to see Navy Pier.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    common on along.

  • Devin Hester's brother Antoine, wanted for murder.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Damn - was this down in Florida?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


    Cousin, borther, whatever

  • Chicago news reported it as his brother.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:


    Some kin to him!!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I guess he could be both if Hesters Dad was a player and fathered a kid with his wifes sister. Half brother half cousin?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Reminds me of this little ditty:

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    yeah, guess he supposedly murdered some 20 yr old guy.

  • A little too much meth in your Cheerios?


  • Spanier is a worm


  • Not a good article really, but Bates' third comment is a bit different than what I'm used to from this team...


  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Bates on Cutler.

    "So he has football smarts, arm strength and athleticism.”

    Now, Cutler's just gotta prove to us that he has the "Clutch Gene." He sort of melted down in the NFC C game, but maybe he would have come back in the 2nd half. We'll never know.

    Cutler showed a lot of poise and guts in that 1st Lion's game, so there's still hope.

  • As long as Hester didn't do it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4r1C9Fy3Ks

    (I mean I do... murder is tragic and wrong, but you know what I mean)

    btw, speaking of getting biblical (old testament) on someone's ass... where is trac?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think he attempted some weird comeback ala Garth Brooks/ Chris Gaines. It was just about as succesful.

  • Not guaranteed yet but Roy and I are looking into getting Field Access for the 49ers game.

    I would be allowed in the locker room and at the post game pressers as well as press box access.

    Could be pretty exciting. I will try to act professional for my sake and MB's lol

  • Sounds awesome. Hit me up and we'll meet up either before or after the game. We always get a room at the Westin and then hit up the town afterwards. Always a good time.

  • yes please do Erik.

    Shit, I may have to fucking meet you guys up there after all. Damn it (kind of).

  • Professional......? Well, as professional as you can be in a Superman suit?

  • Dam bro thats badass! Goodluck mang. I might be attending this game, but am kinda hesitant. I dont wanna role solo bear with alot of winer friends.

  • Sac, this is for you. BAAAAAHAHAHAHAH


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Only a Jim Hensen creation could make that song remotely tollerable. I think I was able to get through about 30 seconds which is a lot more than I can tollerate of the original.

  • what's the difference between rugby and football?

    Pretty much this: http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2012/07/10/australian-rugby-player-accused-of-weeing-on-himself-so-no-one-would-tackle-him/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Coming to town this month MB?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    looking like no this month Murph, but we shall see. I need to go in the next two months. It's almost guaranteed.

    btw, did I mention that our partner has a fucking VIP BOX!!!! at Soldier? I am going to try and work a couple games into the new contract. Seriously.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    would be great, how many it hold????? hehehe

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    don't think I didn't already thunk it Murph.

    "yes sir... just a couple of our 'employees' that live in the area"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    When did Greg Olsen switch sports ?


  • fuck that sally

  • is jerry rice not good on tv, or is he dumb? Man, that dude should NOT be a commentator on TV.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Appreciate the invite, but I will not be able to make it back to Chicago in December.

    I may be at the game the following week in Phoenix if all goes well...

  • what the hell is wrong with people: http://www.aol.com/video/kate-upton-slammed-for-being-a-fatty-by-proanorexia-site/517414964/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdaily-buzz4%7Csec5_lnk2%7C177362

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm guessing the people saying that find Karen Carpenter the ideal woman. Mostly they are just looking for publicity (and getting it).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I loved Karen's voice so I'll hold off on the pedophile joke.

    Is this thing on? Back after these messages .....

  • Did you see the new Karen Carpenter album?
    Her picture's on the side.

  • Okay bitches. It's Fantasy Football on the blog time.

    {It's too early for that shit, we dont't even know if ....}

    Get him out of here.....
    15 spots left ... edited scoring system ..... dems de rules.


    Link: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/tools/join?leagueId=128060
    Password: childsupport

    Draft :Saturday 14th Saturday 10 A.M.
    15 bitches required to race to come second to me.
    Yeah, that's right.

  • Bwahahahaha - nice, Irish.

  • Joined. You are in for a whuppin boy!
    Damn, need to come up with a name...

  • DONE.

    As in, you jive-turkeys are done! So if you guys want to face the Mighty85s! who went 14-2 and dominated, come get some!

    Oh, and Irish, is that 10 A.M. Bangkok time, or what?

  • ugh, never mind, just checked. 10am Eastern, which is 7am Western. Irish, you trying to get me to draft groggily on a sat morn, or what!? hehe

    you might want to post-pone the draft too if not enough ppl join the league.

    so far, it has only 5 teams, not sure if 11 more ppl join in two days.

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    Over at the Trib Brad Biggs does a story about the the upcoming season. In it the question is raised "How much did the Bears improve the starting 22?" Other than Marshall, are any of the changes going to improve the starting 22. I had to think, because we added a lot of depth, but our starters will look pretty much the same as last year, plus Marshall.


    PS. Trying to water down the kool aid going into preseason.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    In a vicious case of tossing and turning last night, somewhere in between thinking about everything from my top 10 cereal, analyzing season 1 of The Wire, and pondering an attempt to become the heir apparent to Dr. Seuss... I started thinking about all the "every single year" issues that we have with the Bears, and how we have only improved in one facet.

    We will still drop Lovie deuces all over the field and let QB after QB light us up with little dump off passes. Praying that hopefully they dink and dunk to a field goal instead of a TD to the TE (per usual).

    We will still get beat over the top on at least 1 huge play a game due to our shitty safety's shitty footwork and shitty decision making.

    When up late in the game, we will still play prevent defense and watch an easy win dwindle to a fucking nail biter.

    We will still wonder where our good run defense went, and why we're getting gashed for huge gains from someone like the Lions 3rd string RB.

    We will still get angry at the offensive line, and have to gasp every time Jay gets smashed due to a turnstile block or a missed assignment... and we will still have to empathize for his poopy face every time that occurs.

    We will all pretend we didn't see it when Jay whips a pass into triple coverage that bounces off some linebackers face mask for a coulda-been interception.

    We will wonder why we didn't just have Bush run it on 3rd & 1, instead of trying to force square Forte into a round hole for a 2yd loss.

    We will wonder why Hester is still a receiver.

    We will wonder why Hester makes stupid decisions on punt returns.

    We will wonder why Hester doesn't return kicks.

    We will still have to deal with Lovie as our head coach. We will still see blank stare Jumbotron quality assurance. We will see missed challenges, dumb challenges, bad clock management, and goofy company man colloquialisms.

    And we will still be a few injuries away from super bowl champs.

    Yeah, last night took a turn for the worse... I should have taken my Bob Marley's Mellow Mood Drink (TM) and passed out quick instead of letting the carnival of negativity take over.

    Ah, yes, Brandon Marshall kool aid... So. Good.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Just to balance things out and hopefully restore some faith; fewer bomb completed because Hardin replaces Major Wood, run D will be top 10, we will be thrilled with Devin as a WR doing what he does best instead of trying to force him into being a #1, along with 2-3 return TD's, Lovie will continue the trend from last year of challenging successfully, we will have good luck on the injury front and we storm into the playoffs.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Thanks, buddy... but I'm afraid that I'm at a party where they ran out of kool-aid, and all that's left is hemlock... and I'm thirsty.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    well drink up on this cup beeeeeeeeyatch:


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    goofy company man colloquialisms.

    Those should just be called Lovies.

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    In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yeah, that's more than watering down the Kool Aid. That is some outright pessimism.

    I'm a big fan of Lovie Smith. Maybe that puts me in the minority.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Considering that it was lack of depth, not lack of talent at starters, that killed us last year (the QB disaster, the missing Earl problem, brain-dead backup RB, no other outside pass rush besides Pep), I'm pretty OK with what we've done.
    By itself, having a starting-quality QB besides Cutler on the roster is a major upgrade.

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    In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Agreed, but the article was asking if we had closed the talent gap and was focusing on the starting 22. Top to bottom, no doubt the depth we have added has, W made the team better in 4 or 5 areas (Safety, RB, QB, DE, CB., WR, Special Teams)

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Depends a lot on McClellin. If he's somebody, it could really help on D.

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    In reply to SC Dave:

    I think he might be the key to the question "did we close the talent gap". If he's a hit and if Carimi is 90% as good as advertised. Those are a couple of upgrades.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    People forget, the "base" package includes two running backs. I know Clutts is our "true" FB, but there will be a lot of plays that include both Forte and Turner on the field at the same time.

    And I think our new 4th round Rodriguez will get some plays as an H-Back in that same setup.

    Lovie is big into this when people talk about "backups." His philosophy is that you have players that are "starters" on special teams, a "starting" nickelback, a "starting" #2 TE, a "starting" #3 reciever. Part of that is just for coaching motivation, but part of it is the truth. There is no team in the NFL that game plans to keep the same 11 guys on the field on offense, and the same for defense, and that's not just to give guys a breather.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Bush NB... bush...

    ...We've got bush! (see how... never mind)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh woops, I was in a rush.

    Wouldn't it be fun to force Ron Turner to play RB for a game? And we can have Martz line up at QB to try out some 7 step drops.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I thought you meant michael turner from ATL... wouldn't mind him either.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I did. But the image of Ron Turner playing fullback just appeals to me.

  • Good Papa Bear Halas training camp story from OBR's show. one hour thirteen minutes in.


  • WTF?!?!?!?!?!


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah. The only thing I can think of is that grief can really fuck you up.
    But not a good decision.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    She's got a Sondra Locke vibe about her. <-- Not a compliment.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah, she's yucky.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that was really unfortunate to watch. I didn't mean that in a sexual way, not that it wasn't erotic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • What's 18 inches long and has 100 holes in it?

    Karen Carpenter's belt.

  • In reply to gpldan:


    I was going to say, "My bozac" but the 100 holes thing doesn't really make sense then... does it?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What do you call Karen Carpenter with a yeast infection?

    A quarter-pounder with cheese.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    not unless you carve notches in your rope when you hit.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    hahahahaha... ouch.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What do you call a blonde who screws the entire Raiders football team?
    Jay Schroeder

  • In reply to gpldan:

    HA! that one was funny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That dude sends Xmas cards to Jamarcus.

  • BTW Artoo - I do not know who told you that Gamestop fixes scratched game discs. This is a crock. They told me to go fuck off so my MW3 disc won't load.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Gp, here's an idea.

    BUY ANOTHER ONE!!!!! It's fucking $55 bucks maing. I'm going to blow that on dinner with a buddy tonight... and I'll shit out the food tomorrow. $55 to borrow a meal maings. MW3 is forever!

    Shady, Johnny and I jummped into it last night. We were just missing you, MBP (wouldn't accept an invite from us as usual),a nd Doc.

    Common maings. Get Some!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well, I would say that I jumped in and then quickly out after I got the stare of death from the wife. Apparently I had forgotten to do anything of value in terms of housework and thus me drinking a ice cold corona with lime and talking shit to MB as I tried to shoot him from 7 feet away with my RPG did not go over so well.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    7 fucking feet. lunacy. how did you dodge it?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    one word baby...

    .....Fucking Ninja Baby!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I didn't get no invite...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I was in pub matches for awhile lighting fuckers up after I prestiged, but I was on later than usual (gym).

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    fucking started out the night with shady and went 22 10 and 9 or something... went horribly downhill from there. Ended up with about 10 rage-quite games cause my weapons weren't killing dudes. Litterally SMAW some dude in the FACE!!!!! from 20 feet away and he'd walk right through it and kill me... like 4 times a game. Sucked.

    Lag maybe?

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I meant, absolute, damn lag.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Absolute huh... that your favorite vodka or something. Jackass.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's really weird. Want me to put a picture of my Gamestop that does do that?

    Wouldn't have gave you that advice if I didn't think it would work.

  • This thing is awesome: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007PAQM6O/uncrate-20

  • Here is a reason for the front office and Teddy Ballgame to get behind winning it all - building a team with the talent and ability to win it all - and getting it done:

    It pays off handsomely. Nothing wins like winning. Winning!

    Teddy and his bean counters need only look north to see how well:


  • In retort to AintWillieGault...

    I do agree with all those points, but still stay the course this season.
    Why? Well, many reasons.

    1) True, our pass rush was almost non-existent last year outside Pepp. However, Melton recorded the second most sacks (7 I think) by a DT and he's still learning the position in a contract year. Maybe Melton takes it to the next level, if so, we've all witnessed how disruptive ONE DT could be (Harris).

    Put McBraveheart into the mix (a pick of EMERY, not Angelo), and the hopeful progression of Flatbread (he came on at the end of the season), and there's some silver lining to the clouds here (on a side note, these new jerseys are supposed to make holding harder, if so, expect a monster year from Pepp).

  • 3) ahh, the infamous Sleepy Prevent...that I don't think will change. He's just conservative by nature, and as in life, it comes with its dis/advantages.

    But once again, everything begins with pressure. If we can get a little more pressure with the front four, if Pepp, Melton and McCellin are given the green light, maybe it will lead to a few more sacks in such situations, and 2 and 20s as opposed to 2nd and 4rs all the way down the field.

    In addition, our D won't be as worn down when our O is on the field thanks to the new elements of Beast, Bush, Rodriguez, Kellen (utilized) Hester Packages, audibles, bootlegs, little 7 step drops, throwing the ball 10 times in a row, calls coming with 8 seconds on the clock, etc etc.

    Our D was pretty fresh when Cutler and Forte were moving the ball down the field, and I expect them to continue where they left off, and then some.

  • 2) Dinking and Dunking and one over the Top...that's just the cover-two. It forces offenses to be very efficient, patient, and mistake free. Really, only veteran QBs seem to handle it well, however, that's without pressure.

    With pressure, well, see the Giants. They're not exactly cover-two, but then again, neither our we. I've seen a lot more man, cover-3, nickle blitz packages under Marinelli than ever. Part of the reason I think Emery went and got so many DBs is to play more man.

    Also, I don't recall too many big plays over the top. Again, the D is predicated in taking that away, and we have 3 fast safeties who can make up a lot of ground. We got rid of Harris because he got beat over the top last season. You get beat in this D as a Safety, your ass is on the bench or on the waiver wire.

    Every team gets beat from time to time, but I'm not really all that concerned about it because I'm more optimistic about our pressure, nullifies the long bomb.

    Remember, this "old D" held teams to about 13 points a game when Hanie was in. The only "blow out" was against the SeaChickens, which was more of an aberration and confluence of events.

  • 4) O-line...every team has a weakness, here is ours. However, it's a fixable one, unlike not have a franchise QB, WR, RB, MLB, good locker room, or whatever the hell is going on in MIA, NJ, blah blah.

    If something positive emerged from all the o-line shuffling last season, it's that we know exactly what we got. A lot of the back-ups, like Spencer, got to show what they had.

    Also, some chemistry, however limited due to inj, was built, and will continue to be built with an actual offseason.

    We really only have one position on the line in question (though it is a big question), but who can deny that the sacks dramatically lowered when Tice pimp slapped Martz? All the stats bare this fact.

    Now, Tice is the one calling the shots, so logic dictates that the sacks will be league avg (which is a realistic goal).

    Also, now that we have two 6-3 towers out their catching peanuts off helmets, my money is on Cutler just chucking it to them (not to mention 6-7 Kellen) when the shit hits the fan, thus less sacks (and unlike our midgets, less interceptions because at the very least they can bat the ball down).

    I agree, it's still the biggest weakness, but like I said, it's fixable, and we have one of the best in Tice on that shit, like the Wolf in Pulp Fiction.

  • 5) Good Ole Old Sauce...fear not Bear Brethren, automatic replays to the rescue.

    All scoring is now AUTOMATICALLY reviewed, which limits the chances Lovie can fuck up.

    The ill-timed timeouts will also decrease because a lot of those were from fucken Martz sending in NASA blue prints with 5 seconds left on the clock.

    As someone else noted, Tice has already installed the offense 3 times. This time last summer, we were still hearing rumblings of WRs struggling to understand the concepts. Not so this year. Less to think about, less confusion, less timeouts.

    Keep in mind that we have a veteran team too, so limited time outs do to brain farts by players on the field. The youngest starter will be Conte, and unless he drastically regresses, not all that worried about him.

    I also fully expect us to score a lot, which relieves a lot of pressure from coaches to call time outs.

  • Alright, manifesto over. I shall not return to my 5x8 shack in the woods.

    This message brought to you by Miller Lite, stay thirsty my friends...

  • *now

  • I enjoyed the optimism, I really do... but I get optimistic every summer. Hell, every Saturday.

    I'm just sharing my late night concerns, and I think getting them out through the keyboard is a bit of therapy.

    Still, the emotional roller coaster is rough. The things I mentioned have happened the last few years even with the same sort of rationalizations.

    "Lovie's getting better"
    "Our D will be better than ever"
    "If only _____ hadn't been injured"
    "Oh, Major Wright is the answer"/"Chris Harris will help"/"Maybe this Steltz guy can do something"
    "Thank God Ron Turner is gone, can't wait for Martz ball"
    "At least no one can run on us"
    "Chester Taylor/Marion Barber will be an excellent addition"
    "Forte can't ALWAYS suck on the goal line"
    "Chris Williams will be a good LT"
    "Gabe will hold down the line"
    "This is the year Kellen takes strides"

    This is just a small batch of my, at the time, seemingly realistic thinking. I chug that fucking kool aid like none other. I'm trying to foresight my hindsight and maybe not go through the pain of disappointment... It's possible that it could be reverse-psychology on my shitty previous predictions. If I predict the bad, we win the ring??

    Maybe I'm becoming my cynical dad, who SUCKS to watch a game with - because it's just bitching and bitching and bitching. My Mom and I have to tell him to get the fuck out.

    Here's to all my previous statements being proved wrong.

    And here's to my attempt at creating bullet points in this post not breaking the blog.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    No luck on the bullet points...

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Honestly, this might be the first year in a looong time that I BELIEVED the Bears can win the SB. For many moons (including 2011) I HOPED the Bears could claw and scratch their way into the play-offs, then get hot, but this year I don't expect them to sneak into the playoffs, rather truly compete for the best record in the NFC. That's a foreign feeling I must get used to.

    That being said, a few things need to happen for the Bears 2012:

    1). These players need to remain healthy (in this order). Cutler, Urlacher, Peppers, Peanut. We can be competitive with ANY team when they're on the field.

    2). Cutler must PROGRESS. Yes, bad oline, OC, WRs, changing systems, etc...well, this year, the bullshit stops. Cutler's QB rating is 84.5. That's almost the definition of mediocre. Cutler's got nearly everything he needs now, so he must produce. Mort TDs, less INT, better completion %, 3rd down conversions, and game winning drives. Plain and simple. Eli has an 82.1 Career QB rating, but also has the knack (and I think record) for 4rth QB comebacks, so Cutler either needs to become more efficient or clutch.

    3) Pressure Pressure Pressure...McClellin, Melton, even Izzy need to bring it, plain and simple. Without it, Chaz Bono and Uni-Brow are gonna carve us up like Brady did.

  • Speaking of Miller Light.... since when did men start counting calories with their beverages, espescially beer? I mean does McDonalds now have a 64 calorie cheeseburger or does Chipotle have a low carb burrito for men? No But for some reason when guys go to order a beer they ask the bartender how many calories are in it? wtf And seriously, trying to make Coors lite seem like its what tought guys order? Oh yeah I can kick ass but please give me a lite beer, I'm watching my girlish figure.
    Oh aman and those dumb ass Dr Pepper comercials for a diet Dr Pepper "for men" make me want to punch some ad exec in the face! How stupid do they think we are?

  • Hey Sac are there Go-Go boys in the bars you frequent? I used to drink Old Stool Light because it didn't get me as fucked up as the full strength stuff. Still got wasted but it took longer. If someone is really trying to lose weight they shouldn't be drinking.

    It's a fucked up world!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    It depends, Canada. If beer replaces enough meals, you'll do okay on the weight side. Not that such a strategy would do much else for you.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No kidding. Whenever you see a skinny alcoholic you know they aren't eating. That or they have the metabolism of a hummingbird.

  • Was just on Da Site, and noticed that McClellin is wearing #99. Hopefully he can channel a bit of what a guy that used to wear that number brought to the franchise.


    Except the bit with the knees - that he can leave out of the deal.

  • hey johnny.... wanna go fishin when you're down here?


  • Fantasy football on the blog. Roll up roll up !

    15 spots left ... edited scoring system ..... dems de rules.


    Link: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/tools/join?leagueId=128060
    Password: childsupport

    The prize is absolutely SFA because I'm hardly going to give myself a prize now am I?

  • man, am I glad to see that hard-hitting investigative journalism is not dead: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/groundhogs-stealing-flags-cedar-park-cemetary_n_1662544.html


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