Rookie Video: Evan Rodriguez

Apologies if you have shared this video below but I hadn't seen it. Evan Rodriguez has been favorably compared to Aaron Hernandez. (I would imagine because of the structure/ethnicity of their names.) If the kid on this video shows up in Bourbonnais, he will be a big part of the base offense.

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  • first to say, I have not been this excited about a Bears passing offense heading into a year since... ever

  • First to say... yay... new post!

    Irish... wtf man!?!?!?!?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    march it off.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    actually... my post came many minutes if not hrs after this guy's.

    My subtle, and somewhat curmudgeony point was.... noobs don't GET to be first... Evan.

    Can you see it now?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    9 minutes passed between his post and yours. For all I know, you loaded the post and saw no one else commented. Not wanting to leave a message without actually watching the video, you hit play and sat back to watch this 1 game from this kid's career. Then, you were so enamoured by his blocking abilities, you went back and watched it a second time.

    With your full-on EvanBoner taking blood away from your brain, you didn't think to see if someone else had already commented.

    And here we are.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    wow.... you put a lot of time into that. Lot of assumptions there son... and you know what happens when you assume right?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    OHh OHh I know I know..

    You make a ass out of you and me!

  • Bingo Lad! Bingo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    eat a dick buddy

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    actually, the biggest chunk of time was doing the math to figure out the time window between posts.

    i'm a writer by trade so addition and subtraction are not my strong points. as far as assumptions go, i find them to be exhilarating.

  • In reply to evantonio:


    I'm not very good at the maths either... as you can see.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Huh, what? Nobody saw me do it, can't prove a thing. But seriously, what? It wasn't me.

  • Dude some of the lads told me about the wife sitch.... i must have missed the post. Is that for reals maing? Wtf?!?!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ohhhhh. Yeah. I haven't been checking every little post like I normally do since school got back into the swing. Yup, momma bear decided that looking after twins was cramping her lifestyle. She got herself a job, a girlfriend, and a taste for freedom and irresponsibility.

    She's a lesbian ... so there's that too.

    Saw you mention something about breaking up a 15 year relationship? Didn't get back to the thread - is that for real, man?

  • I must have missed this too. Sorry man.. I won't feel that bad if you win now.

    Shipping the hoodie overseas shouldn't be that much..right? Smh

  • After I win the whole thing you can raffle it off and give the cash to an orphanage. Tell 'em Jake 'Slambone' McGonagle, bastard son of Ironballs McGinty sent the wedge.

  • Thats fucked man. How can a mother do that shit? You hangin in there???

    Yeah my shit is standard divorce stuff man. Guess we're not going to make it past a start up and two little ones 17 mo apart... sucks but not like yout sitch. Fuckena. Sorry my man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Irish, MB, that sucks. Just think how much sweeter a Superbowl win will be after all this.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    I'll be selling my kids for the stake money for week one. I don't know what it is, but I can't see how the Bears don't take the Dolts apart no matter what the spread is. I'm going all out to get as much cash as I can together for that one. Could be a massive shutout.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wow, sorry to hear that. There really isn't anything useful or helpful to say. If it gets really bad I've seen SNRIs work really well for a friend of mine. Check them out.

    I hope you get all the kiddie access you want.

  • Just started watching the Bears Rookie Minicamp videos on da site...

    I must say, Lovie is a cardboard cut out of a real human.

    I thought this way insightful to Lovie's "wild side":

    "We try to joke around a lil' bit. I normally ask the guys if they got any sleep the night before, knowin must of 'em didn't."


    Quit your day job!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    he'll be here all week... don't forget to tip your waitresses... try the meatloaf.

    Hey willie... you going to make it out to the 16th game and meet up? Doc and I just purchased our plan flight tickets last night. I know doc's real name now. hee hee.... hee hee.

  • 16th? @Detroit?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Oops... reply screw up.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    16th @ Soldier against the hated greenbay fudge packers baby.

    Get some!

    Viva... you in too?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought you meant the 16th game, not the game on the 16th...

    Either way - The baby comes in November. Family visiting all December... I don't think it's gonna fly.

    Wish I could, maing. Wish I could.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    : (

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • The kid went to the sports camp in Maine that I attended for several years.

    ER: "For seven summers when I was 9-15, I attended two sleep-away camps in Maine, Camp Cedar Camp Wildwood Everyone was pretty much Jewish, but me."

  • In reply to Crown:

    Hahahahaha.... he was obviously the best athlete in the bunch.

    Our peoples aren't exactly known for their athletic prowess... as a peoples go.

    Intellimigence and penis size on the others hands....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For a bunch of young jews, it was pretty competitive. The camp created a bunch of D1 lacrosse players at top schools, a couple lower tier D1 basketball players and a few D3 soccer players, such as myself. Suprising, really.

    As far as your last statement MB, foreskin is a definite game changer.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Hahahahaha (or lack thereof)... indeed it is my man, indeed it is.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Scar of David!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A bit of clever self-deprecation on the intelligent spelling, eh MB?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    That's kalled having a gud edyumacation. when you lern gude.

  • In reply to Crown:


    Jews are terrible at all sport.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    wow, natzi anti-semite. sweet.

    Fuck off troll.

  • He struggled at first when the Bears hosted their Rookie Minicamps but after that he improved.

    Roy and I were talking about how he could have a very very good year.

  • Nothing reported out of any camp is real. Learned that lesson many moons ago.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Jeff, doc and I now have plane tickets for the weekend of Dec 16th. MBP, Shady, Johnny, GP, Murph, and a few more who live in Chi have said they will show up to at least pre-game events. As well as guys like Erik who've promised to show up to a bar night in his superman tights.

    Any thoughts on planning a big DBB event since you're getting a couple guys from the west coast who are 100% in plus all the locals? (we’ll figure out game tickets later I guess)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here's some video of last year's Pack game - tailgate along the shore near McCormick, where MB was headed to the game in his prime ride (chrome dubs) and I pull up along side, getting ready for the tailgate, looking for some help with the brats... but I get the blow off

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh yeah... sorry about that GP, there was only a little left in the jar.

    You probably had to settle for some street-giardiniella. How goesh.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Really? I mean, when Evan was struggling and Brandon Venson took advantage of it and shined. It helped Brandon earn a spot on the roster.

    Unless that was all blah,blah,and blah for the reporters.

    A lot of people bragged about Blanchard and Venson.

  • Rodriquez looks to have the blocking fundamentals that I thought Kellen Davis would have.

  • I am looking forward to seeing what Tice can do with E-Rod. He loved Jim Kleinsasser as a H-back on those Moss-Carter-Culpep Vikes teams. I think he wants to see that kind of attack again - Marshall is his Moss and Bennett is his Carter and Jefferies is just icing on the cake.

    You know Tice sees Forte as an upgrade to Robert Smith, although Smith in fairness was a damn fine back for the Vikes.

  • Best Running Backs in Bears history - positions 11-20.

    Payton Sayers Nagurski Anderson - Top 4. I'm leaving out Red Grange, he gets like 1-1A put to the side thing. That's 5.

    Then, I guess you have to look at Rick Cesaeres. Matt Suhey.

    Then... um... A-Train? Forte? Gallimore? Let's call that 10.

    Now, the hard part. 11-20

    Thomas Jones
    The Uniback Raymont Harris
    Roland Harper
    Rashaan Salaam
    Brad Muster
    Man, you get down into James Allen territory

    Help me out

  • In reply to gpldan:

    damn, he said rashan salaam. damn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Roland Harper barely missed 1,000 yards around 78-79. That's pretty damn good with Payton in the backfield.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Brad frickin Muster, eh?

    How about William Perry? He has one more superbowl TD than any back not named Suhey.

    Thomas Sanders, Calvin Thomas ?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    1 GREAT year.

    As a rookie in 1934, Beattie Feathers became the first NFL back to rush for 1,000+ yards. He did it in 11 games on just 119 carries, an average of 8.4 yards a crack which is still the NFL record for single season yards per carry.

    He never approached those numbers again.

    Do we include Bobby Douglass?

    He missed by 32 yards hitting the thousand yard mark in 1972.
    Yeah, before you were BORN ,Mr. Vick. And in a 14 game season, no less. Douglass averaged 61 yards a carry in 5 seasons as a Bear.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Er, 6.1 yards per carry, sorry.

  • Fellow DBBers. Just got home from a 9 hour stint in the hospital. The procedure went well and afterwards he ran some heart function tests which we will discuss at my follow up. The wife got some blood work back today when we arrived home from the hospital and her liver has shown vast improvement. Thanks for all the caring, prayers. and well wishes. Today, everything is coming up roses so far.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:


    Hope everything continues to get better.

  • What he said!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Congrats Murph. Really glad to hear the good news for you and Mrs Murph.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Murph, our thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with you and the wife. Look that grim reaper in the eyes and tell him to suck yo motherfucking dick...pardon my french.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    awesome murph. very glad to hear it my man.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Glad to hear you're healthy. Hope it stays that way for a long time.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    That is great news, Murph!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    It's all good then Murph. Sweet.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Good for you, buddy!

    Hope the follow up goes well.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Wish u the best. If Momma ain't right, nothin's right.

  • Oh My Fucking GOD!!!!

    I have the pricture of the century lined up for you guys. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHhaahahahaha!

    Are you ready? I need to hear it... I said do you want to see it!?!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ok, I can't wait.


    He was even a fucking meathead in kindergarten.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn it.... I hate that I have no patience to let this play out...

    oh well. It's fake and packer websites are all buthurt over people making fun of their lovable roider


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Too Funny! Can you imagine getting all worked up over a fake pic? Even when I was 10 I would have laughed at that type of thing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    tom cruise cucold search

  • this one's for MBP:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was getting thirsty and don't even drink.

  • MichaelL.... are you there? I vaguely remember him saying something like.. "see you next season!" If he does not start a yahoo pick'um league, then I hope someone does. Was a blast.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Agreed, I basically rage quit after the chiefs debacle, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. If he doesn't come back soon I'll look into starting one up, see if we can make it interesting...

  • Hopefully the Bears can schedule Miami of Ohio for every game this year.

  • In reply to Perno:

    Hahahahhahaha... Love it.

    Glad I'm not the only one.

    "Look at what this kid did to the Tucson Cowboys East Side Pop Warner 6th grade team!"

  • hey jeff... how about some love for Le Tour? Great race today huh Canada. Lots of strange crashes and a nice little sprint uphill at the end. Yesterday was pretty exciting too.

    You want athletes... how about 3 fucking weeks straight of almost daily 120 mile rides at 25-40mph. Crazy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Looks like Lance Armstrong is finally going to get what he deserves with the doping charges. That guy bothers me for some reason. All high and mighty. Fuck you Lance! Fuck you directly in your smug face!

  • yeah coach, by all accounts the guy is a dick, but... those who know pro biking know that pretty much everyone either dopes or epos or does something to ‘cheat’. There was a crazy story a year or so ago about guys hiding little fucking electric motors in their down tubes to help them up climbs.

    It's an entire world unto its own and to that degree the charges against lance are bullshit and are more about making a bid by the pathetic governing body to look even a tad not impotent than anything else.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, just have to mention that and even with the doping, the guy is a fucking MONSTER.

    His Vo2MAX is literally not human. The science of his endurance and output is honestly 1 in a many millions... he's a VERY gifted bike rider and athamalete.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That story about Spartacus having an electric motor was beyond bogus. The guy just kicks ass. Great race so far. Sagan really has the mojo right now. That little dance was pathetic but the guy is on fire. It will be worth watching to see what he can do in the high mountains day after day. If he can hang with the big boys he will be a genuine threat.

    As far as Lance is concerned, all of this after the fact going to court stuff is BS. Everyone knew Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were doping while it was going on and everyone turned a blind eye towards it. Why waste the govt money chasing this crap? I don't even like Lance but I see no reason for this. EVERYONE was doping back then. It was just a matter of degrees. Do people really think a guy who came back from cancer after having a million different drugs poured into his body, is going to be afraid of EPO, testosterone, steroids, HGH, etc? Not likely. Even if they strip him of his titles, Jan Ullrich was in second place 3 times and he doped. Ivan Basso was second once and he doped. What are they going to do, give it the rider with the highest classification with no doping incidents?

    No doubt Lance is a dick but almost all of the great athletes are crazy selfish. That's part of the deal.

  • Gotta give him credit for those 7 TdF wins Coach. Back then everyone doped. Before the biological passport everything thing was in play. EPO was the big one and they didn't even have a test for it. EPO helps with red blood cell production which directly relates to how much oxygen gets to your muscles. I give blood and my hematocrit level is 40-42. The old threshold for being guilty of doping was 60. If you were above that number your team doctor fucked up. Bjarne Riis won the TDF one year and his nickname was Mr 59 and a half.

    I don't like Lance but he was the best TdF racer of his day. He barely did any other races other than for training but he always peaked at the right time for the TdF.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm pretty sure Armstrong doped. It just doesn't pass the common sense test that he didn't. I don't think he was good enough to beat highly talented cheaters. My opinion, not fact.

    But I'm not sure I care too much anymore.

  • 1 GREAT year.

    As a rookie in 1934, Beattie Feathers became the first NFL back to rush for 1,000+ yards. He did it in 11 games on just 119 carries, an average of 8.4 yards a crack which is still the NFL record for single season yards per carry.

    He never approached those numbers again.

  • awesome:

  • hey rabbit, at least we're in good... I mean bad... I mean... awe shit, we're in company:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hahahahahaha... dood!!!

    t was a fast twitch fuck up, I didn't mean to... so I sign back in right away and try to join your session again and you were bailing already. Wtf quick draw magraw?!?!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If you wanna bust some bf3 tonight, im down...just send me an invite

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well, that makes me feel....better?
    See you guys tonight - just got back on a redeye from the West Coast after being wedged in the last row of coach on a full flight. Ugh.

  • Cutty at #8 baby! Will be in top 5 after this year:

    Lesbian at #14 (eat a dick ahole)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1 about the Lesbian. That cheapshot he put on the littlest guy on the roster was really embarrassing. Although Lions fans are so fucked they thought it was great. I hope we really light up the Julia Child impersonator this year. Fuck I hate the Lions, the cheapshotting, late hitting, big mouth, crybabies. Their coach just got an extension so I don't look for any of the BS to change any time soon.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Spot on. I mean, how embarrassing was that?

    It's okay.. Stafford won't be messing we D.J. again.. lol

  • ..sigh..messing with* not we

  • I'm thinking Stafford was lucky his guys pulled DJ off. Even though Stafford is 5" taller and 50 lbs heavier (6'2", 232 vs 5'9", 180), my money would be on DJ. Not to mention, even if Stafford kicked his ass DJ wouldn't go crying to the refs like the Big Lesbian.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm tired of having to prove to the idiotic Giants fans here in jersey that Cutler is a total beast. He did great with what he had and he should do very well this year if healthy. Am I still the only optimist among you guys regarding Webb???


    Video... Nate Burleson not picking us to go to the SB?!?!? Shocking. Oh and sapp is a moron.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I swear sometimes I think people are able to see what I am writing about next.

    I think that is true too but I also have a little detail that they didn't mention.

  • A couple other things you could research/write about:

    The Cutler/Bates/Marshall dynamic with Tice running the offense. Potential strengths, conflicts.
    Myth of losing the 7 step drops all together.
    Urlacher is already a HOF, regardless.
    How bad the secondary depth is after p Nut Tillman.
    How many terrible Angelo picks still need to gtfo.

  • In reply to Shady:

    A great list amigo. Will look into it!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ten bucks says we see a 7 step drop in the first 2 games.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I wouldn't take that bet. You know they're going to use it once in a while. I'm pretty sure Tice won't do 7-step drops with only the 5 OL blocking. Something the Genius loved to do. Even though it almost got his QB killed a few times.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I just think the "completely removed 7 step drops" thing is maybe a slight of hand play.

    Though, to break out your magic trick in week 1 seems goofy... so I give them until week 2. One play. 7 steps. Hail mary. Touchdown to the Beast.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I thought the same thing. At least Tice is aware of the dangers, unlike the Genius.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Everyone runs 7 step drops Willie. The problem with Martz is that he ran them when everyone in the stadium knew he was going to. then he'd do it again. 7 step drops are, and will be a part of the Tice offence. How else is Cutler going to throw it 50 yards down field.

  • Some people got a little creative when it came to their names for their teams.

  • I was hoping for much more raunchy.

    Google over the line tournament... it's min SD every year. Hilarious names.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I did.. is Kate Upton in it?,mod%3D16&q=over+the+line+tournament&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=ZlnzT_HYJY-W8gT2mfnNCQ&biw=1280&bih=677&sei=cFnzT977E4fO9QS6_qTOCQ

  • I doubt it.... but you get the picture.

    The team names are seriously funny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh man, you are spot on. I was playing in a rugby tourney in SD few yrs ago, and since lived in midwest and east coast never heard of the over the line. We watched some, and teams names crazy funny. Even now I recall watching team "Pile Driving Miss Daisey". That was not even the best name, but recall it and the smokin hot ladies there.

  • I'd like to be on record as the only one with a team name that includes both refferences to 80's wrestling and bad sci fi.

  • Hulk Hogan's Stargate Manginas ... that's you Sac ? See you in the playoffs.

  • Four Bears that are poised to have a breakout year.

  • Artoo,

    I posted a message on the CFT league... that scoring you have is crazy man.

    2 points for 10 yards passing, and 5 pts for a passing TD puts a helluva lot of emphasis on yardage and makes QBs by far the most valuable picks.

    2 points for 10 yards rushing and 6 for a TD means that a 60 yard game is worth 2 4 yard touchdowns.

    One way to check how screwy your rules made the league is to check the "Players" tab for high scorers using ESPN standard rules. Then switch to your rules and see Mark Sanchez is the 7th most valuable guy in the league.

    While I think yardage is important, I think the standard settings with some tweaks create a good balance, but the settings as they are unbalance the shit out of a 200 yd passer (shit) vs. a 3 TD 99 yd RB (great day).

    One gets 40 points (QB), and one gets 36 (RB).

    A 300 yd passing game (4800 yds over the season, which only 4 guys beat last year) = 9600 points. A 100 yd rushing/passing game (1600 yds over the season, which only 2 guys beat last year) = 3200 points.

    Plus, QB's get 40+ TDs a year compared to less than 20 for RB/WR.

    Lemme know what ya think.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Oops... sorry Doc... math fart.

    Make that 960 and 320 points... I always carry extra non-existent zeros... causes a lot of overdrafts.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Check it out now. I put it on the standard settings. Thanks for the heads up

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

  • I'm not really that impressed with E. Rod.

    PS I have not been in jail. I been MIA with this new job i have. But fuck it im here now so Wasssuuuupppp!

  • Fresnuts!! Welcome back from jail, mang.

    Happy fourth of Joo-lah Yanks!!

  • irish!!!!!!!!!!! wtf maings???!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Okay mang, saw your post up above. Replied.

    Sorry :o)

  • Happy 4th guys!!!

  • It's my bday on the 4th

  • Have a dandy b-day, Yankee Doodle!

  • Happy B-day Fres. Hope it's a good one!

  • Happy 4th lads. As I sit on my porch sipping an Irish coffee I have approached a crossroads...... I am actually hating on the Lions more than the Fudge. This disturbs me, as since a child the Fudge have been public enemy #1. I believe the Lions have assembled the largest group of smegma laced douche bag players (Megtron possibly excluded) and coaches ever. Anyone else with me?

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    I would say that pretty much is the general feeling on the board. The Fudgies are our biggest rivals (historically and because they are one of the top teams in the league). The Lions are our most hated rivals right now because of all the douchebaggery from the top down.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Yeah, I don't see the Lions as rivals per se, just despise the whole club from front office to players. And that pains me as a Detroit native. The city deserves better than the circus act they have going on now.

  • In reply to GuinnessPlease:

    Thankfully it's all good, Guinness .. we get to roll over them all this year. Everybody. Gary Oldman style.

  • Happy 4th of July, guys!
    And Happy b-day, Fres!

  • MB30 and Doc, what day are you guys getting in to the Chi?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    we're getting in Friday afternoon rabbit. leaving mondat mid-day.

    Open to whatever the locals want to do between touchdown and takeoff. The only thing on the menu that can't, won't, and isn't going to change is the game itself. Everything inbetween I am open to getting into. (if you know what I mean... nudge nudge, wink wink)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I'm trying to figure out what day I'm going to fly in - I'm thinking I'll head back to my folks place on Monday and then drive back to VA with them to celebrate the holidays.
    US Airways has now donated another $175 to my airfare fund in return for the crappy service I got traveling this week so I really only have to worry about the game ticket, $ for carousing, and where the fuck I'm going to stay that weekend.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    awesome! let's fucking do dis maings!!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If I don't end up with a facial tattoo and a bad haircut by Monday morning, I'll be disappointed.

    Doc - I am scared on your behalf.

  • America... Fuck yeah.

  • Hey MB did you see the finish today? OUCH! I think it was Robbie Hunter that bounced on the road after the crash. Whoever it was, they have to be a sore mofo right now. They were going about 35-40 mph when they hit the deck. I won't type any more stuff in case you're recording it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    canada, had to leave 10 minutes before the finish. will catch it tonight. Every day has been pretty awesome. Loving it man.

    I am going to start planning soon to be there next year. I might also run again (pamplona) on that trip too. Might as well get it all in.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Been to Macchu Picchu? That's on my list for next fall.
    I'm in the "fuck it, if I can afford it, I'm doing it now" mode. Life is too short.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hooray for me - I only threw in one extra C.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    1000% my man.

    No, but i want to. One of my good friends went. I am doing carnival next year and a week in the flooded amazon to look for pink river dolphins so might throw machu in too. I also have to find space for kilamangaro before all the snow is gone forever. Maybe 2015.

    Life's WAY too short and i always wanted to be Indiana fucking Jones

  • btw, I MIGHT be visiting our big partner in Chi this month. maybe I can meet some of you guys for dinner if I do come out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You buyin?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    hell yes... for you!

  • Fressssss, glad to see you're out of jail. Happy Birthday!

  • Artoo, you have scheduled the draft on a Saturday which totally boxes me out. I can always to auto-draft, but if its possible to draft on a different day on the week (on late Saturday night), I would be most appreciative.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Can you and Irish come to grips on a day? He is really the only one that I know of so far that is on a totally different continent.

  • Nay worries lad, don't worry about one guy. Anytime during the weekend .... or between say 6 and 10 in the A.M. stateside I can live with. Plus I'll have my auto-picks set up for the draft if I don't make it.

  • For you MB...


  • In reply to Shady:

    get online, let's do this... ass.

  • Which player this year for the Bears will have the biggest breakout season?

    You can only choose one and what will be the prediction?

  • Jay Christopher Cutler

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fucking exactly. Left out of the top 100 players when Tebow gets in? All hail the Cutler after this season.

    I'll put up Kellen Davis as mine.

  • Kate has been dumped.. or she left Sanchez apparently

  • Gotta give Sanchez credit. That's a world class gash hound.

    MB, here's your chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rebound City!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    canada, her cervix would NOT survive the encounter.

    gynecologist: Uhhh, I'm sorry to tell you this kate, but it seems that your cervix has been crushed, demolished, pulverized.. it is no more. There's nothing we can do, I'm very sorry.

    Kate: *sniff*

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • partied like Fres today, dodged the grim reaper by inches. MB, if you come in let me know and i'll meet you out. i'm coming out in early october and we can meet up then.

    Cutler rules, lesbian drools

  • In reply to Waffle:

    do tell sir.

  • Jay Cutler primed to contend for the 2012 NFL MVP

  • 4,950 passing yards, 45 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. ???

    damn that is ambitious.

    I'm thinking 3600 - 4100 yds, 31 TD's and 12 INT's.

    We just don't pass enough for him to throw for 5,000 yards.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    well, maybe 37 TD's.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    yeah, common erik, who do you think he is.... breesus?

  • Does that site pay you for this shit Artoo? Soo insightfull...

    "The downside of having eight men in the box is that it will essentially leave the secondary in one-on-one coverage or man coverage"

    Thanks Artoo. Thank you for that incredible insight. Here's another gem:

    "If defensive coordinators try to roll coverage over to Marshall's side, then Cutler will have other receivers, tight ends, and running backs that will be open to make plays"

    Stick to dressing up as super man, or get some intense writing lessons!

    Sorry, but I've clicked on and read a few of these brain droppings and I'm not one to bite my toungue for too long

  • dude coach. totally unnecessary roughness man. Common, that was way too harsh and not fair.

    He’s catering to his market. And he just started doing this, common maings.

    encourage the young lad, don't destroy him.


  • Dude, I don't mind criticism at all. I really don't care if you like or don't like what I write. It has taken me this far on my own.

    I know people know exactly what you listed as soo insightful. I know you realize that most fans could not tell you difference between cover 3 or cover 2.

    So, I didn't write it to waste your time. So, tough shit mate.

  • Did this get posted already? No love for the Bears from Sapp on Total Access breakdown.

    ...... or for Brandon .....

  • And he's back for Henry Melton. Might be right about him.

  • "Durrr Forte is the Bears".

    Fuck Sapp. If I wanted to listen to a fat broke prick I'd whip my pants down and put my ankles over my head.

  • All right..

    First, Cutler plays in a division that can not stop the pass. Packers gave up almost 5,000 yards through the air. Minnesota could not stop people from scoring touchdowns through the air. Detroit let a backup throw 6 touchdowns on them in a game.. With me so far? Want more read here

    Last year Cutler was on pace for a 3,710-yard season through the air, with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

    With no Tight end, with no legitimate receivers and with a insane offensive coordinator.

    The one year Cutler had a Tight end, a number one receiver, and a sane offensive coordinator he throws for 4,526 yards and 25 touchdowns.

    Just think about it.. last year Cutler would have had 3,710 without a number one receiver or Tight end.. add Brandon Marshall that's what a 1,000 yards? 4,710..

    Trust me..Did you guy's read the article? Cutler did not throw one red-zone interception last year. Not one.

    Once you read all of that this again. It will click.

    Jay Cutler primed to contend for the 2012 NFL MVP

  • Artoo, no one is disputing that Cutler is going to tear it up this year. I just don't think he is going to put up numbers that will put him on a top 10 list of all time single season performances. I think you make good points and that combined with flexibility, a run game and receivers that can straight up ball will mean that Bears go to playoffs, cutler has the type of year that shuts everyone the fuck up about his sideline demeanor and we have a shot to win it all.....if we stay moderately healthy.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Have to agree with Waffle here, Artoo. While I thought your article was top-noptch, you're #'s for 6 seemed a bit lofty. I like what you're expecting and would shit myself were it to come true, but I'd be happy with(barring major injuries...) 3500 yds, 30-35 TD's, and 10-15 INT.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Given that there are actually human beings walking around calling Eli Manning an elite QB .... I would say Cutler's chances for deification are good.

  • The increase in WR talent with pump up Cutler's YPG for sure, but game Waffle is right that a team's game plan has a lot to do with some of the top QBs in the league in terms of numbers.

    Green Bay, New England, Indianapolis (until last year), New Orleans, Detroit, even San Diego are all known for big passing numbers. But they are also known for weak passing defense and sub-average running games (possibly excepting NO). You just don't see QBs doing what Brees, Stafford and Rodgers do on a regular basis if the other parts of the team are clicking.

    Think of it like this. If you have great passing D taking away your opponent's quick scores, you get 50-60 offensive snaps. If you have lousy D, you could get over 70. That's as much as 20 extra chances to throw.

    Now throw in a good running back or two. If you have a great #1 taking 15-20 carries a game. And a great #2 with another 10-15. That's 30-35 snaps that you're not throwing. If you don't have major talent on the ground, you maybe run 20 all game.

    So with a solid running game and strong passing D, you're talking about maybe 55 offensive snaps, and 30+ are running snaps. So the QB is making 25-30 throws. Averaging 10 yards per passing down that's still only 300 yards per game (4800 yard season).

    With a weak running game and weak passing D, you're playing maybe 65 offensive snaps and only 20 runs. That's 45 passing downs. Even if the average is only 7 yards per throw, that's a 315 yard game (and more than 5000 yards in a season).

    This season, I'm hoping we average 60 offensive snaps a game, and 30 of them are throws (perfect balance). Forte takes 15 carries, Turner takes 10, other players take 5 (Bennett, Hester, Rodriguez, Clutts, etc.) I'm hoping Cutler averages 30 passes for about 250 yards. That's a 4000 yard season. If he stays under 10 interceptions with those numbers, we'll win a lot of games.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I liked that analysis. I am still expecting around the same numbers give or take.

    In the end, we all have the same goals.

  • here is a nice Marshall/Jeffery mix to get you in the mood:

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Can you believe on God's green Earth.. we have both of those players..


  • What's crazy to me is when you think about how big these guys will be in the run-blocking game as well.

    Imagine Marshall, Jeffery and Bennett in a bunch set with our best blocking tight end (Davis or Spaeth) on the same side and Forte in the backfield. The defense ostensibly should be watching out for some kind of mid to deep pass against 3 WRs, but imagine that battering ram if Forte rolls out.

  • I know, I'm really excited. If Cutler can remain un-killed and Forte returns to form along with our WR weapons and intelligent use of the tightend/H-Back/Fullback we will be awesome.

    Don't forget about my man Clutts who finds himself 40yards downfield blocking the shit out of WR's

  • In reply to Waffle:

    If Clutts blocks too many WRs he won't make the team :-)

    But I'm certainly with you on liking Clutts' game, Waffle. Like most of the blog it seems.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    ha! just read my comment. Definitely don't want Clutts blocking our WR's. I still remember a great Hester screen that he took 60 yards and had to cross the entire field. He was running out of gas and a couple of guys had the angle on him and from out of nowhere Clutts and Forte are 40 yards downfield blocking 3 guys and Hester gets to the 1yd line instead of the 20.

  • johnny, you going to catch UFC 148 this weekend:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    if a link to it accidentally appears somewhere in this blog thread I will.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    fucking hackers. remind them that day.

  • For those of you looking for tickets for the 16th, I was e-mailed my Season Ticket Waiting List presale code today. I'm not going to use it, so if one of you guys wants it I'll give it to you. The catch is you have to buy tickets to a preseason game as well. Tickets run $76-150 for the preseason and $101-175 for the regular season.

    If anyone is interested, leave your e-mail address and I'll send you the password.

  • In reply to jrnymn17:

    Where are the seats located?

  • No idea. I'm on the waiting list for season tickets, so they allow us to buy tickets one day before the general public.

  • MB30 and Nitty - what do you guys think about renting out a condo for the weekend?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


    In... although, it has to be close to the action... and I have to admit that a maid service and a bar right downstrairs sounds good too.

  • Ladies and Gentleman - I want to announce tonight that I am very excited for the 2012 - 2013 NFL season! I think that if the Chicago Bears can run the football and play defense, they will most likely win the central division! Brian Urlacher's health is a concern for me. He is no longer a young man. I also worry that Matt Forte's contract will be a distraction. But Michael Bush is very promising. With Robbie Gould kicking the ball we are always "good as gold"!

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    dude, seriously... go away max

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Maybe cancer can leave Murph's family and visit BlitzKrieg.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you wish cancer on my family? for what reason?

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    Evilness. I am mean.

  • What a great Bears season can look like this year:

    Cutler passes for 4200 yards this season. 1200 to Marshall. 1000 to Bennett. 500 to Jeffery. 500 to Davis. 300 to Hester. 300 to Forte. The rest to whoever.

    Forte runs for 1000. Turner runs for 600. Others run for another 400 getting us over 2000 yards rushing again.

    O-line allows less than 30 sacks, averaging less than 2 per game.

    Special teams gets us the best field position stats in the league; both offensively and defensively.

    Defense combines for over 50 sacks (more than 3 per game). +16 turnover differential on the season. Top 5 in the league for points allowed.

    Final Record: 13-3 (6-0 in division). Finish first in NFC.

    Playoff path: Green Bay and Detroit both take wildcard spots. Beat Detroit (6 seed), followed by Green Bay (5 seed) and play Denver in the Superbowl. During Superbowl score 17 points in 3 quarters of a brutal defensive battle. Win the game on a pick 6 interception of Peyton Manning.

    Season ends with Lach, Briggs, Tillman, Peppers, Melton, Forte, Marshall, Bennett and Cutler all in probowl.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I like it. Do you want revenge on Manning or do you really think he can make it a full season?

    I really like the Texans and The Patriots as the AFC champs. For NFC, I really like the 49ers and the Bears.

  • I don't think SF wins a playoff game this year... that's my prediction.

    Once again, the road goes through Green Bay.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Dec 16th baby... it's setting up to be an epic battle for the title!

    Oh man, I am all over it.

  • I tend to agree that the Pats or Texans are the more likely AFC champs (with Buffallo, Cincinatti the unlikely wild carders that could get hot late).

    Denver winning the AFC would be a surprise mainly due to the lack of support for Manning (only one truly first rate reciever, holes all over the offense). But I could see Manning winning games the same way Tebow did - scoring when in counts on the back of a suffocating defense. If the O comes together and Manning stays healthy they can do damage.

    With all of that said, it would be the most fun to win the superbowl the way I described. Beating Tom Brady would be nice, but the NY defense just did that this year, so it losing a bit of luster. Plus we have the history with Peyton. And intercepting him for the winning TD, plus giving someone on the D the chance for the glory (they've certainly earned it) would be the Bears way.

    Would love to see Lach win Superbowl MVP if get did something crazy like 10 tackles, 1 sack and a FF. Imagine the celebration if we win when Peppers breaks through on the blind side, Manning is forced to make a quick throw, Lach makes the kind of athletic move that no other MLB can make and tips the ball up and into the hands of Peanut Tillman who returns it 50 yards for the score. That's how I want the Chicago Bears to win the superbowl.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    It would be sweet to see Earl in the Pro Bowl. But sweeter in the Super Bowl, of course.

    I don't see 4200 passing yards AND 2000 rushing yards.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    NB, you have me in a frenzy right now. I'm thinking 12-4 or 13-3 and people making tons of excuses why we're running the table most of the season.


  • ASSUMING no significant injuries, the Bears finish about 11-5, good for second place in the NFC North. Lose on the road in NFC championship game. I know we all love to drink the Kool-Aid, but...

    Having a mediocre O-line would be a coaching tour de force. Maybe Martz was that bad, but imaging all the woes of limited Oline talent will magically disappear with the OC is silly. The line is not good by *any* stretch of the imagination and teams will figure out ways to make the Bears pay for it.

    I'm not sold on Michael Bush - not to say he sucks as I think he'll be solid, but Forte is a definite upgrade and I sure hope he's in camp.

    The vaunted receivers have yet to catch a pass in a Bears uniform, so as much as we hate Mushin's asswipe comment, it remains to be proven false*.

    If the defense remains healthy (dicey given age), Conte continues to improve, McClellin is somebody, AND *someone* steps up in the middle of the line, the defense can be somewhat better than middle of the pack. Top third if the offense keeps the ball a lot.

    Special teams will very likely excel, but it remains to be seem whether Toub can continuehis magic when his best tackler leaves the team every other year. But with Hester, Gould, Podlesh, and Weems, specials should still be very, very, good and continue to be the best edge the Bears have.

    * We still have Drake. From Wikipedia - "The remark caught the attention of Darryl Drake, the team's wide receiver coach. While Drake stated he was unfazed by Muhammad's remark, he argued that former Bears wide receivers Bernard Berrian, Justin Gage, and Bobby Wade were able to develop in Chicago, and later lead successful careers after leaving."

    Berrian, Gage, and Wade? What a legacy of stars!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    See I consider this a sort "expected" Bears season this year. We expect to be stronger passing, to see Forte play well *if* he plays at all, to see the defense have some standouts but overall not be elite due to age, to see the O-line remain our achilles heal. We all expect to make the playoffs, but will understand if a solid contender knocks us out at some point due to the weaknesses we all worry about.

    But I started my post with what a "great" Bears season looks like. A "great" Bears season means certain problems get fixed in the off-season. A "great" Bears season means injury luck. A "great" Bears season, to my mind, means we win the NFC.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Lose in the NFC Championship game? Do you know what kind of season we have to have to get to the NFC Championship game and then we're just going to lose it?

    Dave you are now dead to me.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    me too... how could you dave... HOW COULD YOU!?!?!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If we lose another playoff NFC Championship at home..

    It took a few months to just get over that loss.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, i'm super pumped to see how Chael Sonnen fares against the spider. Personally, I want to see someone beat Silva but Sonnen is a mega douche and is on PED's so there will always be doubt.

    I hope those hackers are around near the estimated start time of the show. That would be a crazy coincidence....

    Fucking hackers

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    The line can play at a decent level.

    It's all about play design and how you help the o-line.

    When we went 7-3 we were only giving up 2.3 sacks a game. If you have time, I would suggest to read this blog that Roy wrote. It's pretty solid.

  • I hear you mainge but Cutler was running for his life and singlehandedly outran about 4 sacks in one half at Detroit. The scheme can't be "let's see if Cutler can be Mike Vick since our blocking sucks".

  • A quick point that is made in the article..

    "Think about this: the past four Super Bowl-winning left tackles were David Diehl (a former fifth-round pick at guard), Chad Clifton (second round), Jermon Bushrod (fourth round) and Max Starks (third round

  • Diehl, Clifton, Bushrod and Starks play/played at a pretty high level. They weren't drafted high but they all have performed at high levels. Our OL's not so much no matter when they were picked.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Diehl played at a high level? Max Starks doesn't even start anymore for the Steelers.

    Did Diehl really play at a high level?


    Honestly, we’re not trying to start a fight with a big guy like David Diehl, but rather just pointing out some numbers. Yesterday we told you he was the worst-ranked tackle in the league when it came to giving up pressure, and he’s about to complete the double, because he’s also the worst-ranked guard.

  • Oh god, and the whole part about rolling to the right where the Bears have "arguably their best tackle in Gabe Carimi".

    Seriously, Roy? You're going to argue for someone that was on the field for less than two fucking games? A guy that has proven nothing in the NFL other than he could beat out *Frank Omiyale* in training camp!?

  • It's all about play design and how you help the o-line.

    Is that what it is? Damn.

    (Carson voice)

    I did not know that. That is wild, wacky stuff.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Steelers o-line is just as bad as the Bears o-line till they got Pouncey to be the center.

    After Pouncey, the rest of the o-line sucks. Big Ben makes a lot of plays to cover up the line but a lot of times it's play calling and play designs that helped him out.

  • Well, I'm not from Missouri, but I'll just say "Show Me". All the "when we were 7-3" shit means nothing. The records of the teams beaten during the five game streak other than those five games?

    Minn: 3-12
    Tampa: 4-11
    Philly: 8-7
    Detroit: 10-5
    San Diego: 8-7

    So the only team one could argue was better than mediocre is Detroit. Not that *I* would argue that.

    On the positive side, the sacks accomplishment looks better as the ranks of those teams in sacks last year were T1, 32, T1, 11, 24 respectively and so well above the league average.

  • The article starts with:

    "he postulates as to the value of an elite left tackle once you have an elite NFL quarterback"

    Do we have an "elite quarterback"? Show Me.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Wow Dave you're on a roll today. We've both staked out our positions on the O numerous times but I'm a little surprised by the "elite QB?" remark. Maybe it's how we both define elite but I pretty much agree with Jaws that Cutler is a top 10 with the arrow pointing up. When he went down last year he was playing at a very high level with so-so WR's, non-existent TE's and an insane OC. All 3 areas have been upgraded.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Probably; elite to me is better than the top third of the starters, or even the top quarter (for which 8th ranking would barely qualify).

    That Cutler has potential to be a top-shelf QB is manifest. But he has not done it, at least not in Chicago. There are many reasons for this as has been discussed ad infinitum. We all want to believe that the circumstances are close enough now that Jay can become a top 5 QB in the league. So show me, Bears. Just show me.

  • That's what gives me hope, Artoo - with Mike Martz and the same line (and no Gabe Carimi) - we did okay. Now with an extra year, no Mike Martz, and some decent weapons .... sky's the limit. We're easily as good as the team that just won it all - I'm just worried that because our D-line isn't as good as theirs that we really will have to roll on offense.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    While I agree with all SC Dave's concerns, I cannot conclude the same (NFC C loss, esp since the opponenent would likely be the Fudge).

    Pure and simple, the Bears must STEP UP in the play-offs. That's always the case with the eventual SB champs. 9-7 teams aren't supposed to win the SB - obviously, they had major issues - o-line, d, running, etc, but the G-Men overcame those in the post-season.

    That's exactly what we gotta do. On paper, we're better than the G-Men. But they walked the walk. They played best when it mattered most, and honestly, we can not say the same about the players on our team.

    Can Cutler step up? Can Webb/Williams actually play to their potential when 80,000 fans are foaming at Lambeau? Can Marshall catch TDs? Is KD really a threat? Can Forte survive a season?

    Honestly, the only guy I trust right now is Hester. He's as prime-time as it gets. Everyone else will have to prove it to me in the play-offs.

  • * addendum. I trust Hester on SP teams, and on D I do trust Lach, Briggs and Pepp.

    But other's must step up.

  • A peace offering...

  • Starhawk is the most awesomeness of da awesum, and if you are not playing this on Ps3 then you are n00b and must wait for Madden 13 for proper beatdown.

  • UFC pre-fight weigh in. Sonnen looks fucking lean. Looks to be in top shape. This could be one of the high intensity fights that ends in 2 minutes.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    sonnen is going to get bent in half this time. Guy is bat-shit crazy.

  • glorious boobies:

  • I know this is an old vid and all but it still inspires lol

  • That hit and Urlachers phantom headshot in that game remind me of how bad the refs will be again this year. Game changing bad calls will be rampant.

    The NFL could fix it with a quick 20 second review of any suspected headshot if a penalty was called. It would be that easy.

    Goodell you fucking cocksucking piece of shit idiot. How are you fucking rich?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Totally agree with the 20-second review on suspected headshots. I miss the violence and mayhem of the old NFL but I'm not the one paying the price for it.

  • Adrian Peterson for MN vikings was arrested last night for resisting arrest.

  • wonder what he did. I got arrested once and charged with resisting arrest after calling an out of line cop a dork.

  • Did he get traded to Detroit?


  • Don't know all the details (you never do) but it sounds like the cops have already circled the wagons on their story. It would definitely be out of character for AP. Not sure why any of these athletes live in Texas (other than no state tax). The cops always try to make the athlete look like the bad guy and they are the victims. They tried to make Benson look like a tough guy and he was crying for his mama when he got arrested on his boat!

  • July 16th is in 9 days...who's gonna blink first?

  • Aubrayo Franklin, Howard Green at DT are still available

    Plaxico and Braylon Edwards still available

    I know we don't NEED wide receivers at this point but it would be entertaining as shit to see huge fucking receivers like that running around. I am concerned about DT though and wouldn't be surprised if another move is made before the start of the season.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You are correct about our DT situation. Especially if Paea doesn't show up at camp.

  • What's up with Paea????? He should do his thing this year. He won the Piccolo award, I mean the whole team voted for him to receive it so it should count for something......

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I think when teams make their final cuts, the Bears will scoop up a DT who they had their eye on all along, some practice squad guy we never heard of.

    Seems like the Bears always do that every year.

  • Come September 7th, I will be moving to Monterey, CA.

    MB, ready for some company?

  • company in the state? It's a very very very long state Erik. You are waaaaay up north and I'm waaaaay down south. About 8 hrs by car. That said, it is beautiful. I like it a lot.

    Why are you moving to Monterey?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Whats up with that Erik? Sudden development? Clue us in.

  • I'm jealous, even being out here in sunny VA.

    I love Monterey.

  • Monterey is great man, you ill love it. My wife and I were married there 3+ yrs ago, we try to get back every year, kinda tough right now because the kids are so young though. Yeah it's closer to Reno, NV than San Diego...4.5-5hrs instead of 8. Maybe I'll see you there, it's not a big town, but damn I'd love to live there. Why are you moving there? What stroke of luck happened?

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    *will* not ill


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sonnen is a crazy, over hyped cheater. Silva will DESTROY HIM! Fuck Sonnen!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, hello! how are you? any hackers sighted?

  • Hey guys, been busy as of late, so just reading, not posting. However, we can play a fun little game based on that "ESPN 5 in 5 out" based on the historic trend that for the last 16 years at least 5 teams who were in the playoffs the previous year, missed it entirely the next. For the most part, I agree with them (for once)

    Here's my 5.

    1) Lions. Like the Bucs of two years ago, they're the up and coming team. Like the Bucs, they'll miss the playoffs the following year. Why? They didn't beat a team with a winning record. That tells me a lot. Add to that a suspect D, a fragile QB, dubious HB situation, and doobies all around...not to mention that they must play us and the Cheese 4 times...

    2) Giants. Many reasons here, but perhaps the most telling is the G-men only show up once every 2-3 years. They barely snuck into the playoffs last years, and this year they have the hardest schedule against teams who are going to play them toughest. Keep in mind, this is the same team that couldn't beat Redskins last year. They'll be in the hunt, but unless the Eagles and Cowgirls totally implode (not unlikely), they'll miss.

    3) Falcons. Something about this team just spells choke. They're good all around, but this is finally the year which they crack in the regular season as opposed to the post.

    4) The Bengals. IMO, they're better than the Lions and Falcons, but they're in the same division as the Steelers and Ravens. I can't even recall the last time three teams from the same division made it to the playoffs consecutively.

    5) The Saints. It's hard going against Brees, but this is a peculiar year for the Saints, an unprecedented situation for any team. No Coach, GM, suspended players, oh, and a contract grudge match between their star QB and owner. Yes, all this could fire them up, but I think a late season run is just too little too late for the Aints.

  • Good thoughts 4Ever. However, lets keep the Falcons in the mix. Atl will not choke until the playoffs(hehe). That would leave a fifth spot for the Packers or 49ers.

  • I think the Lions and Falcons have basically the same setup. A big play passing game gets a lot of mileage in the modern NFL, but they have a lot of holes to cover up. I think you are correct that one or both of them with not see the playoffs again.

    The Giants are a team that goes hot and cold, but they had a strong season the last the time they were defending champs, I can see the same thing happening with a loss in the divisional round of the playoffs.

    The Saints are up against a lot, but you have to wonder who is going to take that division if they don't? The Falcons aren't going to be better than the Saints. And then you're left with the Bucs, who aren't going to do anything, and the Panthers. Cam Newton has it in him to lead his team to something like a 10-6 division title, but I still put my money on New Orleans.

    But the Bengals I have to disagree. I liked that team last year, and they had a decent draft. I'm betting that the Ravens and Steelers, both of whom looked old and beat up last year, will take a step back this season. Not sure if the Bengals win the division, but I think they put together enough wins to make the playoffs again.

    Despite my Superbowl story above I think the Broncos have a strong chance of missing the playoffs. They play in a weak division, and the Chargers are still around along with KC. If the Chiefs can make their offense work, the division is their's for the taking.

    And added to that I think San Francisco, who looked awesome in 2011, could easily take a step back. That offense relies on a very aggressive running game, and that creates a big potential for injuries both at the RB position and on the line. And the passing attack is basically a big experiment. I'm just seeing a lot of chances for them to fall apart even with a top 5 defense.

    I think New England and Houston are both safe bets given their divisions. I think Green Bay will win a lot of games and will likely show an improved defense. I think none of it matters cause the Bears are going to win the Superbowl.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    None of those teams look like an all-round package - with maybe the exception of the Pats after their draft. Not being too much of a homer I really do think we've got legitimate claims this year.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    "I think none of it matters cause the Bears are going to win the Superbowl."

    Hell yes brotha, preach that shit!

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I also like the Bengals this year too NB, but betting against the Steelers or Ravens is always unwise. Barring the injury bug, I don't see how either team misses. "Experts" have been predicting their demise from age for 5 years now, and I'll believe it when it happens.

    So by process of elimination, I think the Bengals miss the playoffs by a breath.

    You are also correct that I am expecting the Panthers to win the division based on another trend: last to first. I know they didn't finish last in 2011, but their record wasn't sparkling. However, they were extremely competitive in nearly every game in a tough division (not to mention against us and a few other NFC N teams).

    The Broncos and 49ers are just in weak ass divisions, so I predict they return. I realize the Broncos got a lot of "divine intervention" last year to even make the playoffs, but Manning has made the playoffs with crappier teams. Heck, one could argue that he made the worst team a perennial contender all by himself. 9ers won't boast the same record; nevertheless, I don't envision anyone else in their conference overtaking them.

  • Any fucking hackers out there interested in the general welfare of the MMA community? I heard there was a big fight on tonight that had some guy name Chilo Rachal Sonnen versus some dude named Mark Anderson Silva. What a great football matchup.

    hackers? anyone? feed me?

  • these are the two I use for Bear games....

    Both unreliable at times if I remember correctly

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    are you trying to get me sent to the big house? ender, Homeland security seized that shit. i'm too pretty for prison.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Wow! I just noticed that... F'n NFL....

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    that should have been a Waffle reply...

  • guys??? martial fucking arts?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    just in case:

  • fucking hackers

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to gpldan:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I have to say maings... just not my style. Space ships and alien-monsters and shit.... meh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And you call yourself a nerd...

  • In reply to Shady:

    Watch this - the dreaded Kamikaze run with Mines in speeder bikes:

    The first time you successfully run this attack (watch closely how he drops the mines, even though he dies those mines are incredibly deadly to anyone who goes near them) you will laugh your ass off and be totally hooked.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ask shady to post his "tactical embarrassment" vid on YouTube for you GP.

    ...anybody know how to post videos to..... Facebook

  • Obama vs. Romney. What a match-up! Two heavyweights battling it out for the Presidency. Both natural leaders with strong convictions and proposals to help the economy and make America a better place. I personally couldn't tell you one concrete conviction or proposal from either candidate, and I probably won't hear it in the next 4 months, but I'm sure they are good. I'm so grateful we have these tremendous leaders, along with congress, to tackle the difficult problems of the day. With bold action, maybe they'll pretend to balance their budget by 2040. Normal people have to balance their budgets, but Congress and the President are too smart to even consider this absurd idea, especially in this economy. God Bless America. We are in safe hands.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    One believes the crazy Joseph Smith story, the other believes the Jewish zombie carpenter's son. Whichever guy wins has to keep selling the Federal Reserve scam and explaining to people how the richest country in the world is fifteen trillion in the hole.

    America needs Terry Crews to pull this thing together.

  • The Kingpin!

  • Now that the country is in safe hands, I'm gonna turn my attention to the Bears Special Teams..

    I hope Emery brings in some competition for Edinger and Maynard. Edinger is not the most accurate kicker and, as good as Maynard is punting inside the 20, he is getting old. I think regime change is needed at these positions. Edinger pisses me off with his turn-around stance and leg kick, and Maynard is duffing too many punts. Hopefully the Bears resolve this situation this year.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    ...........Okay. What are you talking about..

    Robbie Gould and Adam Polesh are the starters.

    Are you messing with us?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    ur kidding right?

  • RIP Ernest Borgnine

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Borgnine had game.

  • Artoo when u comin to the west coast? Niner Bears game soon mang! we gotta role up..

  • Around September. I will not be wearing my Superman costume to that game. It will be too dangerous with the fans that are literally crazy.

  • I'm trying my damndest to get to that SF game, so maybe I can meet up with you guys too up north.

    I will wear my Jedi threads, Artoo...together, we shall be unstoppable lol

  • I will go ahead and explain my reason for moving to CA.

    I have been married for quite awhile now lol I know some of you will not agree and some will love to explain how stupid it is but to I don't care.

    That being said, the girl that I married (same one that I was engaged to) is about to go to basic and after basic is being sent to CA for linguist training (translator). She already knows three languages. English, German, and french. Thus, she is kind of ahead of the game. ( Oh can you say free flights? She is going to be in the Air Force.)

    So, I will be moving out West with her, finishing school online, and blogging from the West Coast. After a year and half of training, she will be sent to Six places.

    South Korea

    I kept it a secret because I didn't want it to leak anywhere online till we knew for sure that she was going to basic. Our family did not find out till Saturday and this Monday I am taking her to Memphis to see her off to Texas.

  • She will be sent to one of the following six places*

  • Georgia or South Korea? Hmmm.

  • better fucking hope it's hawaii mate.

    good luck erik.

  • Ya got married Artoo? Congrats man, all ball-and-chain jokes aside. Nice little reception, or big do?

    We need to see this girl properly now that it's all official and everything.

    And remember, like anything in life, you too will get used to not having sex ever again ....

  • My son wanted to trade in some old games for the new Spider-Man game after seeing the movie (which is much better than the Sam Raimi films btw) - and I saw a couple kids playing Wake Forest vs. FSU using the NCAA 13 game, which sports the Infinity 13 engine that Madden plans on using.

    I have to say, the gfx just keep getting better, and this year is a pretty big step up from what I thought was a HUGELY shitty Madden 12. Gameplay, at least for the NCAA version - looked a blast and there is 3v3 multiplayer.

    Here are the videos of the engine:

  • On paper, the Falcons should be a lot better than they have been. That is a team I do not get. I chalk it up to coaching.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I agree about the coaching but I don't think Ryan is all that either. The media gives him a pass because they jumped on the Matty Ice bandwagon. They would all rather give him a pass than admit they were full of shit.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    agree. Matty Ice to me just looks like another Matt - Hasselbeck.

    Efficient Dinker-Dunker who is savvy and competent, but nothing more.

  • Artoo- Where will she be stationed? I'm guessing either Fairfield or outside SD depending on the branch she joined. Let me know and I'll give you all of my restaurant and nightlife suggestions. And congrats on your relocation to the most beautiful state in the union.

    Fres- Congrats on your parole hearing, we're all glad you could rejoin us. I have a group of guys going to the SF game so let me know if you wanna join.

  • I may have to join you guys. I am up near Yosemite and am planning to make the trek into San Fran for the Niner game. Just hope I don't get shanked while taking a piss.

  • Failureface is back in town.,0,5760150.story

  • Any chance of getting a new thread?

  • When Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben gets shot and is dying on the sidewalk in the new Spider-Man movie, for a split second I thought he was going to say "The horror. The horror."

    That would have been one for the ages.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Uncle Ben dies? Way to ruin the movie for everyone else...

  • asssshoooooole:

  • pretty funny Peppers-Hulk Smash

  • shady, this is so you in two years:

    Such a romantic!

  • this is pretty cool:!

    I like this version more though:

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