Tee Shirt & Koozie Order Cutoff Date: July 31st

Tee Shirt & Koozie Order Cutoff Date: July 31st

The initial orders have been terrific for the new tee shirt and koozie. In order to make sure everyone gets their deliveries by the start of the regular season, we are setting the cut off date for the first collection of orders at July 31st. We'll then process the orders and have everything sent out within a few weeks.

The shirts are pictured above. To see the koozie, CLICK HERE.


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I am off to New Orleans until Tuesday morning. I leave you all to discuss the developments or non-developments of the Forte situation. I am retired from that topic.

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  • first to say SHEITE!!! I better get on it.

  • May all of you burn in HELL!!! Penn State should be taken out of any collegiate Football for a min..five years..

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Report-finds-Paterno-to-be-an-accessory-to-Sanduskys-crimes.html

    maybe Pisterno is already there!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Blogfather really needs to step up and start a thread advocating the NCAA death penalty for PSU. There is simply no other just outcome of this than to throw the Lions football program out of the Big Ten.

    Fuck Happy Valley, fuck it's football program. Graham Spanier is shit, his family is shit, JoePa was a decrepit enabler, and the whole thing needs to take a time out for say... a decade.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-crime-sanduskybre86b05d-20120711,0,5217577.story

  • In reply to gpldan:

    However, things I did NOT need to see today:

    Rosendoom, looking every bit his years, hunched over his webcam like he's fucking it, mouth breathing his hate for Paterno, his vile spewing onto the webcam lens like some POV popshot in a 3rd rate geriatric porno.

    I could have gone without that. But, if you have a strong stomach, here you go:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/71024941/Sports/Rosenbloom-Paterno-is-a-fraud-liar-and-helped-cover-up-child-abuse

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tee hee hee..you are the Shakespeare of the blog GP!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

    What you did there, I see it.

    Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very
    substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Butch: Thou fareth well?
    Marsellus: Far from well, I fareth.
    Butch: What hence?
    Marsellus: What hence? I gather forth a violent crew
    Ere we get contemp'ry on yon ass.
    Butch: Nay, I speak of you; of me. Of us.
    Marsellus: Oh aye, and nay: henceforth there is no us

  • That is a thing of a beauty.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I guess they did the whole thing in Chicago a few months ago... man, what a damn shame to miss that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that was excellent GP... a bit troubling (since I've actually heard you live on one of your rants), but excellent nonetheless.

  • Whats that JoPa? You mean the heads of multi million dollar organizations routinely cover up crimes commited by either the corporation or staff? Ya dont say.

  • Shaun Gayle filed suit against the NFL over concussions this week.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..torn on both sides of this...

    1st...you know that football was and is a violent sport...

    2nd...If the NFL hid that the equipment was not up to standards and they could of done something about it, but decided to push it under the rug..well get ready for the civil suits.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    It's unlikely that in the mid-1980s, there was a link between CTE and concussions. About the time Mike Webster had Cauliflower for a brain and his family sued, the NFL had to have known. That was 2002, his case awarded the family $1.6M in '05 - the NFL had the audacity to appeal it - and they lost the appeal in '06.

    However, the case hinged not on his CTE or that link, but rather that he was owed insurance and coverage under his specific contract that he was cheated out of. The case didn't establish precedent for liability stemming from brain damage.

    The new fangled space-age vented helmets were, I think, the NFL's first reaction to show they took corrective action and those hit in the mid 2000s. So, right around then the litigation bar goes up. It will be another 10 years before we start to see players from the mid-2000s start to decay. It will be hard for the NFL to defend itself then, which is why you see all these unpopular rule changes now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I get why these former players might want to get some form of compensation for their unforseen medical expenses, but is this really are they are seeking? And if so, doesn't a possible judgement in their favor set a very dangerous precedent? For example, many jobs are stressful. Some more stressful than others and while the employees of said jobs knew it would be stressful, surely they didn't see their high blood pressure or ulcer resulting from it. Hence, wouldn't a judgement in the players favor set a precedent that all people suffering from ulcers could sue their place of work in hindsight, for example?

    Look, I get that these people are suffering in ways they couldn't have imagined. But I don't really think the NFL imagined it either. Most, if not all of the NFL players fully embrace the warrior mentality of playing through pain, concussions included. Especially old time NFL players. Many of them wouldn't have sit if their coaches told them too. Their lives have been considerably improved by their stardom, their salary, and their accomplishments. I'm sure they all suffer physically in ways I could not understand, but they had to know that what they were doing with their bodies was not natural and that bad stuff was sure to come down the road.

    I'm just not on the players side on this one unless it can be proven that the NFL new the gravity of their future suffering and kept it hidden from the players. I highly doubt this ever happened and am even more confident that it couldn't be proven.

  • The Lockout derived CBA didn't give the Player's Union access to comprehensive health insurance for life. And even if it had, it wouldn't have been retroactive.

    So Gayle's probably sitting out there, having the headaches and mood swings and depression, he knows what a cat scan will show - and nobody will insure him. He's put of options. In that context, I get it.

    But, I agree, he won't win. Players who sue for brain injuries incurred after 2005 or so, that will be a different story.

  • This is painful. He's a dork

    http://itsalwayssunnyindetroit.com/2012/07/justin-verlanders-upton-girl-a-billy-joel-parody/.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I listened to his voice for exactly three words before stopping.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    just turn off the volume and look at those amazing boobies. SO worth it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    why?why?why.......WHY???? would you even do this MB...please I beg of you..be honest the song has nothing to do with what you are really after..which is about a foot below her chin...BOOBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!

    you aren't even transparent any longer...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Oh Paulina Gretsky, I wish to Zamboni her...

    http://instagram.com/p/M6zQt0sjwC/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    There's something about that chick's mug that's unsettling. I can't place it, it's just there.

    Also, I don't know if purell -ing your penis after that would be fun. That chick is DIRTY (and not in a good way).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB you are truly the Doctor Demento of the group. You find the most random, vapid, annoying and utterly irritating tunes to torture us all with. I hereby ban you from ever posting another musical link and wash away your sins with the far superior musical offerings of Mr Finewine.

    http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/46410

  • oh, and speak for yourdamnself.

    MBP, Doc, Shady, Johny, AND GP have all told me they fucking LOVED this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIfbghHdG1s

    You're not gay are you (not that there's anything wrong with that dude)? Maybe you just like chamber music?

    Common maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sac, I'm sorry man. I was insensitive with the comment above. I didn't mean to come off so harshly.

    Here is a peace offering my brother: http://twitpic.com/a62rlj

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And just what, may (dare?) I ask, is wrong with chamber music? I've had women giggle, then purr, and ultimately cry in blissful ecstasy from certain things I've done to accompany, (for example) Schubert chamber music.

    I suppose it does require, however, a woman with a certain level of sophistication. But try it.... or perhaps some Chopin nocturnes... she'll like it.

  • Sac, without me you guys would be talking about what... matt forte's fucking contract… C.williams vs. J.Webb??? Uuuhhhhggg man.

    Think of me as a gift my man... a gift wrapped nestled in a tissue paper cloak of invisibility, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce. Enjoy!

    btw, this tune is actually really catchy, and she's actually super cute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEsPhTbJhuo&feature=related

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I may have to smite thee as I smote Trac!

  • Look away: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B2xEXWDaxX0#!

  • this is soooo sooo nerdy, but I can't help it.

    I saw this thing and instantly thought of your favorite (annoying) defensive accessory Shady: http://uncrate.com/stuff/andromeda-tactical-lighting/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Unnecessarily badass.

  • BOOM: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/fantasy/07/12/players-to-watch/index.html?sct=hp_wr_a1&eref=sihp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    me no likey the love we are getting....

    I love to be under the radar...

  • aaaand, boom: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:8160080

    This thing on?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you the Rodney Dangerfield of the Blog MB..no respect..no respect

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwu-6GxBHN4

  • MB..this is how I think you would like Disneyland to run...

    http://thelaughingstork.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Mickey-Mouse-Boobss.jpg

    they would call it topless Tuesday's and women would get in for free...lol

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    That's GOT to be the French one... no way that would fly in the US. They kick people out for wearing red hats for fuck sake.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • not sure if this got posted...LOL!!

    http://beargoggleson.com/2012/07/10/papa-bear-teaches-a-kid-his-first-cuss-word/

    my son knows it as "FUDGEPECKERS"!

  • this is funny/sad/strange: http://deadspin.com/5925486/dj-williams-just-kept-giving-the-nfl-non+human-urine-samples

  • Jeff, I respect your opinions on the Sandusky/Paterno/Spanier/Penn State scandal/atrocity but you're dead wrong.

    Penn State deserves the death penalty because it violated the basic tenets of why a school would get the death penalty in the first place.

    Complete lack of Institutional control. Penn State is the poster child for a system that needs a death penalty if there ever was one.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    aaaaand people also need to go to jail. The mindset has to change at that school. This shit could have stopped years ago and maybe longer as far as we know. Top coach some say Penn State himself plays a part in the coverup for years that led to the raping and molesting of dozens of boys? and on campus? and in the football facilities? they will receive penalty and that penalty shall be death.

    fuck yo death penalty nigga!!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    If JoePa had lived, he could seriously be considered for criminal charges. Those emails are straight-up criminal conspiracy, no way around it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    agreed mang

  • see I have to say that I still don't completely understand all the death penalty ravings in this case.

    Yes, I understand that it would crush revenue for the school as a 'punishment' for what these men did... but that's where you lose me.

    Know who really gets punished? Every single football player that's worked his ass off to play college ball. From senior down to the new recruit who all have to now look for a new school to play for. These kids have ZERO to do with any of this, but they are the ones who will bear the brunt of the punishment. The school will always have alums to pump money in, and they won’t go under, like SMU didn’t.

    Rather than give the FB program the death penalty why not make damn sure that the men who perpetrated all this be put in fucking jail for a long long time? Like these fucking insane congressional hearings pissing our hard earned money up a wall to find out if rodger fucking Clemens took roids back in the 90’s… who gives a flying fuck and why in thee fuck is the US gov involved?!?!?!

    It’s all inane to me. Prosecute these fucks to the harshest extent of the law and let them all rot in jail. Every single person who was remotely involved in the cover up… route out the fucking place of all the filth, then turn it around and make an example of the place, turn it into a shining light of charity and good will to the community and to the crime of child abuse. Censure the university and make them pay huge fines to the appropriate charities. Don’t punish the football players man, the kids has nothing to do with this mess. Punish the greedy men up top.

    My $.02.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Definitely with you on the Clemens thing - but I suppose compared to the $1,300,000,000,000 or so debt the Obama administration is running every year, it hardly matters.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I actually like chamber music dave. I was trying to think of the opposite of pop trash

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry dude, but you got this one dead wrong.

    PSU Football is a giant cash cow that permeated the whole school and bred a terrible culture. Spanier is a shitbag, but in his (limited) defense, he knew he couldn't take JoePa on. So, if JoePa said "look the other way", Spanier did as he was told. And this was the President of the University, kowtowing like a little bitch to JoePa. That's how out of control it got.

    The culture needs to reset, and to do that, it needs the program killed. Because it will just breed the next gen of demagogue. Other Big 10 schools can control their programs, even OSU made the call to kill them when it came time. PSU couldn't.

    The players? The good ones will QUICKLY get scholarships elsewhere. They will feel no pain. Everyone will know why they want out and nobody will blame them. The walk ons? Who fucking cares. If they didn't have Pro Game, go play LaCrosse for all I care.

    But the school needs the program removed. They've proved they don't have the moral center to do it. Paterno shit his ENTIRE legacy away due to hubris. The lesson has to sit for 10 years to wipe the culture out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, boom.

    fuck yo legacy nigga!!! (chappelle voice) - therefore not racist.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Agree 100% with GP. This was a program out of control even before the Sandusky scandal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The NCAA can make transferring to another program straightforward - and it's not like a PSU player is going to have trouble finding another place to play.
    I'll also add that the current class of players has noted how they're using the current troubles as "motivation"...if that's not disturbing...

  • as the only dude who's actually had to transfer mid season to another school and play (I assume). It aint that easy. FB is a team sport maings, you have to start ALLLLLL over, with teammates, and especially with coaches. Sucks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i hear ya mang, but when something like this happens shit has to pop off. Shock and awe. We're not talking about paying some kids a couple bucks to score a TD or buying someone a car with a pretty blond sophmore waiting in the backseat with open mouth, we're talking about the systematic squashing of anyone uncovering one of the biggest serial rapists in the history of the country that happened to be one of the figureheads of the one of the most storied college football programs ever. shit has to pop off.

    fuck yo transfer nigga!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fair point.
    But it's not supposed to be pretty - it's supposed to ensure that every aspect of the school reevaluates their priorities, from the student-managers to the guys on the team to the Board of Trustees...in the context of what happened, the football players, or anyone else at PSU involved in athletics, should be taking a year off and pondering what kind of culture they either were in or about to join.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Do I blame the guys on the team for something like that? Of course not. But that entire athletic department needs to take a breather and figure out what they are going to be. It's not just JoePa - it's a question to me of how deeply ingrained that culture of secrecy is embedded in PSU. It's a cultural problem there and it needs to be taken out by the roots. I mean, you had at minimum five grown men with incredible responsibilities thinking that protecting the reputation of the football program took precedence over protecting kids who were getting raped by one of their own. That doesn't just happen by accident.

  • Hahahahaha.... watching swingers right now. Vegas baby!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    After seeing that, I never, ever made the mistake of leaving more than one voicemail with a chicky in one night.
    That was painful.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4676458/bears-ticket-prices-on-the-rise

    ouch.

  • Old? Psh.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtJvRrcUHPI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • If Melton continues to improve or remains consistent on that pass rush, man, that's trouble for opposing teams.

    I also like more man coverage. It at least puts a little doubt into qbs about that automatic slant in the cover-two.

  • YO, IRISH, CAN U POSTPONE THE FF DRAFT DATE?

    I checked, and thus far the league has only 6 players out of 16 teams! I'm not sure how it works, but I don't want to play the ESPN drones half the time.

    We still have some time, just keep reminding the FF folk to join to build the league. I know Fres and Murph want a piece of the action, and a few others too.

  • I second this! There are not enough players. We need Trac to play too, with some pithy team like the Jason Bourne Again Christians or something.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dates couldn't be changed once the league is created. At about 10 players it got opened up to the public - it's full now. League two is registering for DBB members only and plenty of time to do so.....

    Link: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/tools/join?leagueId=169341
    Password: childsupport
    Date: Sat, Jul 28, 2012
    Time: 10:00 AM ET

  • These are much better than the "Bear Penis" shirts from last year.

  • Seau's family sent Junior's brain to the NIH. If the NIH finds it in Duerson's condition, that will be another torpedo to the NFL's side. Nobody remembered Dave outside of Chicago and maybe a few Giants fans. Everybody knows Junior.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Duerson seemed like he was doing great until he bet the farm on his food services business venture and fucking lost it all. Then he started getting depressed and beating his wife. Was it depression based on complete business failures, cte or a little of both?

    Junior played football for a MINIMUM of 30 years. We have to wonder if that had anything to do with possible CTE or was it just depression because his sole purpose in life was now gone and he was just a dude now...or a little of both?

    we'll never really know but we do know we can make the game safer. Gone are the days of no fucking rules regarding contact. Every tackle up until 2002 was pretty much illegal by today's standards. I'm embellishing a bit but you guys get the point.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    a just read my post. Think about it. Seau played LINEBACKER like a maniac for over 30 years. Not kicker, not WR but fucking linebacker.

  • Brees deal is done . . . five years, $100 million, $60 million guaranteed, $22 million more in rolling guarantees

  • Went to read an article Tribs website. It was blocked unless is subscribed. Thats one way to get me to stop coming o your site.

  • Am I the only one still in the J Webb bandwagon? I know he hasn't amounted to much during his time playing but he should have every opportunity to win his job this year with more extensive tutelage form Tice and competition. Tice likes him because of his size and his run blocking so I still have to believe if the coaches believe. However, if he plays like crap this year then the overall blame has to be on the coaches for putting Cutler at risk with Webb playing. But any who, I'm just highly;y optimistic, this year will be a special one!!

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Somebody posted something astute here awhile back (between the links to BOOBIES) - which is that Webb hasn't graded well his first three years, and nobody in the history of the league has suddenly upticked his grade pattern after three years.

    In short - the guy is who he is, and he's a C. And we can't have a C there. We can have a C on the bench, I guess, and live with it - but you gotta start As and Bs. Chris Williams might have a shot of becoming a B grade LT, and so they are going with that.

    My personal feeling is thath Carmini is shot, but I will be hopeful and hope that he can grade B at RT. I had hopes for a A RT, but those have faded.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yes, realistically, I'm just hoping for a "C" LT, and "B" RT, but it's a little more complicated.

    Our Oline blocked for 2,000 yds rushing with essentially 3-4 different backs.

    That would mean that Webb, Williams are "A" run blockers, and "D" pass blockers to average out to "C" (overall).

    However, they were pass blocking for 7-step drops and 2nd-3rd string QBs which held on to the ball waaaay to long (I don't know how many times I screamed at the TV, "JUST FUCKING THROW IT ALREADY!"), so maybe there's a little more room for optimism.

    As for Carimi, that's the million dollar question. His run blocking (the time he was in) was "A". Don't really recall his pass-blocking, which in itself might be good since I can't remember him getting totally bull rushed or flat out-flanked, even as a rook.

    But I think all Bear fans are a little suspicious of O-linemen with knee issues, rightfully so.

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    You're the only one to admit it. I'm still torn but afraid both of them will be just OK at best.

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Yes. In a word, yes.

    I figure you are either dumb, crazy, or a forigner. from your posts I know you're not dumb, I have no idea if you're crazy, and I thin you said you're a portugee.

    But, yes. Like GP said. Guys sucks and always will. Not a starting NFL left tackle. He's a younger, smaller, not nearly as decorated O.Pace. Sad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nah, I was born and raised in New Jersey and not Portuguese, ( Mihai dude is.) I'm just optimistic since the coaches see something in him that we obviously have not, yet. I stated that if he does awful this year again, the blame can't be on him alone but more on the coaches for letting him play.

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Ahhhh... then it was someone else mahia is ukranian or serbian.

    Anyway, what the coaches are saying is called 'propaganda'... it means that they have to say good things about that POS because we pulled an angelo and didn't do fuckall about the oline in the offseason... AGAIN.

    webb is garbage... what you see is what you get after three years my man. One word for you....

    Dog. Shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    LOL I agree with you on Webb, seriously I do but I'm just hoping something inspires him to be at least, a C level LT this year. (like 4ever85 stated ) It is just too illogical that Tice and the coaches did nothing to pick up an OL. I'd rather be hopeful than pissed off at the moment.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Now I want Webb to go to the Pro Bowl for two reasons.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hahahhahaha.... i can only hope maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's the spirit! lol

  • Watching "Welcome, Rookie" on NFL Network. Very interesting. They followed Matt Forte, Matt Ryan and Eddie Royal their rookie campaigns, which actually was very Bear-centric in retrospect.

    1) Matt Forte had an excellent rook year, only losing to Matty Ice for ROY most likely because the latter was a QB. He even broke Ditka's most rec for a rookie record, as a HB! Forte also always prided himself on pass blocking.

    2) "On 3rd and short, maybe I can split out and cause a match-up problem" Even back then Forte never saw his strength as short yd/goal line back.

    3) Chris Johnson and Forte both came into the league at the same time, and pretty much keep in contact and sorta compete against each other (at least that's how it came off). I think Forte looked at the contract CJ2K got, and it really did influence his contract expectations.

    4) There's NO reason, NO reason, Hester can't be Cutler's Eddie Royal. Eddie Royal and Hester are both great pr/krs, same frame, hands, etc...Eddie Royal broke a lot of Broncos Rookie Records with Cutler at the helm. Every pre-season Hester's route-running is hyped, this is the year that he can live up to it for once.

    5) "I saw that the corners were jumping the slant, so I faked a slant, Cutler pumped it, then threw it over," Royal. Wow. A QB-WR actually audibling. A lot of those Royal highlights had Cutler rolling out, audibling, fake pumping...it was a sneak preview of this season, hopefully.

    6) That was the year Orton almost took us to the play-offs (9-7), but we lost in the last game to the Texans. Also the year Matt Ryan threw that out on Mike Brown with like 11 seconds left on the clock, then kicked a FG to win it. Nobody's perfect.

  • hold your tongue on #6

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My mind blacked-out that play, and I shall return to repressing it...now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I won't. Mike Brown was a mediocre safety for the Bears. He could have been more, but plain and simple he could not stay on the field.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    He was a supreme talent at safety with mediocre joint tissue.
    And it's not exactly his fucking fault that he got horsecollared by that dipshit Neal from San Diego.
    I seem to recall MB returning game-ending interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive weeks and coming in second to Defensive ROY honors only to Urlacher.
    He wasn't a goddamned mediocre safety.
    Injury-plagued. Yes.
    Mediocre?
    GTFO.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    In your honor, Dave, and only because I love ya as a DBB brother, I'll wear the #30 to the Packers game...of course, I'll likely be wearing 3 or 4 layers of other Bears gear too. But rest assured, I'll be rocking Mike Brown in honor of the least mediocre safety we've had in at least 20 years.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Good for you man

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave you and I agree on most things concerning the Bears but I can't get behind this one. Brownie was a heady safety that made up for avg speed with great instincts. Not to mention he is a standup guy that seemed to inspire his teammates. Sadly his injuries affected the one part of his game that he could least afford to lose, speed. No shame in that.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My opinion is that people are blinded by Brown's potential - what he could have been if only his body had held up - with what he actually did.

    I'm fully aware that Mike Brown made a lot of great plays. And that he was probably the best they had since Fencik.

    His dedication to coming back from injury time only to go through it all again was both inspiring and heartrending, but a great talent on injured reserve does not help the team.

  • I was in the parking lot at Candlestick watching that game on my friends small TV set up in the back of his SUV. The Niners vs Eagles game was starting and everyone else had filed in except for myself and my buddy, another die hard bears fan. We were so sure we were gonna win ...that was until. Damn it. Why did you have to bring up such a painful memory?!

  • It was one second left, and the Falcons were on the fucking 44 yard line after the return. That's hardly Brown's fault. That was premeditated idiocy by Lovie.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not trying to defend Lovie but Robbie's kickoff was horrible. I agree it was beyond stupid of Lovie to call for a squib kick but Robbie botched it Big Time.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Did, or didn't, Mike Brown have the coverage? I suppress plays like that.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    It's been awhile since I saw the play, but IIRC it was a great throw into the gap between the corner handing off coverage to the safety in cover two.
    I've been looking for video of that play.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Gotta give Matt Ryan credit, that was a perfectly thrown pass while getting hit. I agree, sometimes there's nothing a defender can do when a ball is placed perfectly (see Giants-Pats).

    However, Mike Brown is supposed to be super-human, so no excuses! lol

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm pretty sure it was some scap heap CB who blew the coverage.

  • In reply to Shady:

    And a pass rush that didn't get there, and a squib kick that sucked, and a stupid (in hindsight) decision not to kick the ball away, etc. And a safety that made some crazy plays in his career that didn't that time.

    In the end, just as it takes a team to win, it takes a team to lose.

  • Matty has to make a decision by Monday boys. To sign or not to sign, that is the question.

    I predict a deal is struck this weekend. 5 year deal Maybe 18 mil guaranteed with incentives and 7.8 Mil a year.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    fuuuuuuuck, hopefully he can get by on that. What a shame... he'll have to slum it now. Poor guy.

    (fucking grumble grumble grumble)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    if he signs, the city is going to go into high gear in terms of excitement. super bowl talk will begin.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    fuck yo high gear nigga!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hee hee

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Matt is the piece the offense needs. Without him, Super Bowl is a no-go.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Jeez, Dave, you're even pissier than I am today.

  • Wow, if this doesn't light a fire under Webbs or Williams, nothing will. Per Da Site (Mayer interviewing Tice on oline).

    "LM: How would you characterize the competition for the starting left tackle position between J’Marcus Webb and Chris Williams?

    MT: “They split all the first-team reps in the offseason and that will continue in training camp. They’re going to split the reps down the middle and the winner will be the starter and the loser will take over for Frank Omiyale as the swing guy.”

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8886

  • Taking over from Omlette. Now there's something to aspire to. Mister reach-around himself.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No shit.... sounds like the welfare line.

  • Fucking Lions fans

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/11/michigan-woman-dresses-up-corpse-watches-nascar-with-it/?intcmp=obinsite

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Weekend at Bernie's: the documentary"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Have not followed the link, but by the name I think it perfect. Only the dead could watch REALLY loud cars turn left for four hours and be entertained.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    i don't care who ya are
    that there is funny

  • This message brought to you by the Michigan Board for Tourism...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FJoRxT6B5g

  • New Jerseys! Cheap wholesale!
    http://18jerseys.com/

  • In reply to urly:

    Oh, let me be first to say, go fuck yourself.

  • In reply to urly:

    fuck yo jerseys nigga!

  • In reply to urly:

    What did the five fingers say to the face, urly?

  • In reply to urly:

    You are NOT welcome here..

  • This is interseting, what am I missing?

    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/07/12/three-years-of-pass-blocking-efficiency-offensive-tackles/

    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/07/13/three-years-of-pass-blocking-efficiency-guards/

    Now, unless I went Bear-blind, I don't see any Bear whatsoever mentioned in eiher the worst guard or tackle lists. No mentions in cream of the crop either, but that would suggest we don't have the worst pass protectors in the league - with a bit of Tice-tastic scheming it's no stretch to expect improvement this year for the blocking crew (code for top third).

  • Draft in five and a half hours, just opened up the league to the public - there were ten spots still open.

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

    Although I guess no password is now necessary. And y'all are asleep :o)

    Draft :Saturday 14th Saturday 10 A.M.

  • Yo, Irish, I don't know if you read my above post, but I dropped out of the league. Playing against 6 real ppl and 10 ESPN auto-drafted teams isn't my cup of tea.

    You put the draft too soon, buddy! Last year you held it the close to opening day, which I thought was good since there's some injuries during pre-season.

    Anyhow, hopefully you open another one - if not, maybe I'll create one soon.

    Damn, and I wanted a chance to play you again. Last year you swooped in on Gronk when I dropped him, although I took Bush when you dropped him lol

  • I second this.

  • I hear ya. Thought there'd be more action this year. I'll set up another one and have the draft a week away so everyone can get signed up. Ten man league ... twelve?

  • I'm in, if there's space

  • Can you change it if more or less ppl join?

    I say 10 man, and if anyone else wants to join, expand it to 12.

    Also, a TE option for the flex, esp if it's more than 10 teams.

    Murph, Trac, Fres and a few others played last year that are in off-season mode right now I guess, so a little more time my be required to round them up.

    Just open a new one up now, and first come first serve. Maybe make the draft after the 3rd pre-season game (usually scrubs play the 4rth pre-season game anyways).

    That ought to be plenty of time to prepare our draft boards. Also, PLEASE, no 10AM Eastern Time drafts, that's 7AM, which means I have to wake up at 6AM on the West Coast for my brain to even function!

  • Forte is getting ready to sign the long-term deal.

    Happy weekend!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    From your keyboard to Bakari's and Stein's ears!

  • deeeeeum. just had my first 30+ kill game. 32-3-19.

    in the miiiiiissiiiiiion! BOOM!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fuck yo 30 kill game nigga!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMM!

    Just beat it in the mission.

    36-13-22

    BOOOM!

    (yes, I'm a nerd)

  • Damn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GUEZCxBcM78

    Gonna git me onna thems.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    here you go johnny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjoF55NAo_c

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well, maybe this one's better for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaahUogxMow&feature=relmfu

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hot awesome surfer chicks using awesome camera technology to capture their hot awesomeness. awesome.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    awesome.

  • http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/my-country-my-kitchen/top-of-the-line-margarita-recipe/index.html

    drink of the day. simple.elegant.effective.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    viry nice.

    I do the same, but in martini format sometimes. Check it out.

  • http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_21081229/broncos-elvis-dumervil-arrested-felony-weapons-charge

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    man these guys are morons

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "A third-degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison."

    Yeah, so have fun with that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awa2UTtDO2Q

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Apparently, that SHOULD be spelled ,
    "DUMBERvil".

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Elvis has left the building!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    After posting bail, that is...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M32I64YC_dM&feature=related

  • In reply to Waffle:

    As a parent, you have a sixth sense of when a kid is about to do a header off a piece of furniture...that guy was obviously the uncle?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    hahahahahahah...

  • In reply to Waffle:

    That was funny

  • No news of Forte's "imminent deal"

    Watchmen clock...tick tock tick tock...

  • I feel better about it since there's no sniping going on in the press right now.
    I am confident it'll get signed.
    Pass the kool-aid.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    keep the faith my brother and fuck yo sniping in the press nigga!

  • Jeff, I'm going to start this off with my expression of sincere appreciation for the site in general. I must then point out that you haven't written a real article since June 26th. Dude, we love coming here to chat but it's not good when regulars start doing the heavy lifting. C'mon mang, ESPN Chicago puts out more relevant content and you're twice the writer those clowns are. Now quit your career that pays your bills and fill our days with article after article of fodder to discuss, fight and agree about.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    and fuck yo career that pays the bills nigga!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Duuuuude. Jefe could come in here and drop a log every time. We'd still all sign in and pucker up. Chocolate pudding faces in the middle of July. Mmmmmm.

  • "Nigga"?

    Is that really necessary?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGs8yf2zsHM&feature=related

    Al, watch the whole thing.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Sorry. Just another old fogy Iguess but we are not amused.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    inside joke between several regs on MW3 Al, no offense meant.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'm sure no offense was meant, Waffle. It's a just a comic genre I don't particularly appreciate. Just another pissy 60 year old.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    no worries, i'd take a Dean Martin roast over that stuff any day of the week.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Since Lemmon and Mathau are gone, they've contacted me about "Grumpy Old Men 3".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    do it, i heard they are bringing Ann Margaret back. And furthermore I heard she sleeps with all of her co-stars.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    sans dentures?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    oh most definitely sans.

  • Here you go johnny, we're going surfing in Oct when you get here: http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/34165/western+australias+fifth+fatal+shark+attack+victim+in+10+months+stirs+debate/

  • shady, where you ats maings?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Omnipresent.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hahahahahahaha... is omnidouche a word?

  • I'll tell you what, it's really nice to see alot of fans and media starting to realize that Jay Cutler is the exact type of competitor that we need here on the Bears. He is a true playmaker and will be a top 10 qb in the league this year.

    Alot of people call it a PR move that he is being more personable but could it possibly be the fact that he has been actually getting some recognition for his effort and that he is growing up as a man? He knows that he can't play forever and already alluded to that fact in a recent interview. I think the concussions and the asskickings he's endured with our shit offensive line and sometimes befuddling playcalling is actually making him take stock of how lucky he is to play this game and that people here in the city ultimately would like nothing more for him to bring that swagger into 2012 and bring home some hardware.

    I can't wait for Forte to sign and then shit will start getting real. Imagine the roar of the crowd when Cutler hits Marshall with a back shoulder fade, Marshall cuts it back across the field, the boys come flying out of nowhere with huge blocks like Clutts, Bennett, Forte , Louis, Spaeth and then Marshall either takes it to the house or with nowhere else to go just puts his shoulder into some tiny DB and runs his ass over. The crowd will be manic.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Exhibit A. the "new" jay cutler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IFSzzRYn4qg

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAahahaha!

    He should have been in the commercial instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giB9fVF7QMA

    Here are the others:
    Round 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A63XjuA8u3U
    Round 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi3q6VnsNCU

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    remember when Sportscenter was clever?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20K5BAsi7TU&feature=relmfu

  • In reply to Waffle:

    yes, but that was soooooo long ago.

    This was one of my all-time favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APmr84rrVtU

    (btw, how in thee fuck did we ever live without the innerness?!)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this one was recent, and I thought is was damn funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SFygdPVFHo

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I think I just jizzed a little...

  • I am guessing Forte got a new contract.. Izzy said congrats bro @iidonije @MattForte22 Congrats Bro!! #BearDown

  • fb_avatar

    Nice. Please pass the Kool-Aid.

  • I said it before anyone else did.. but guess what?

    BREAKING: #Bears agree to terms with Pro Bowl RB Matt Forte on a long-term contract, according to source close to the situation.

  • http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a952d4/article/matt-forte-and-chicago-bears-agree-to-longterm-deal

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Terms of the deal not released.

    4 years. Ok, what's the guess? I'll say $48M with this year's 12 guaranteed and subsequent waiver rights to the Bears.

  • Good job, Scoopy Doo!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Receive over $18 million in guarantees, according to source close to the situation.

  • Artoo, just a little word of advice which can be taken or ignored.

    When you say stuff like "I said it before anyone else did" you couldn't sound more gay. If this is going to be your job in the future or at least a semi serious hobby that could result in employment it's your responsibility to break shit like this before anyone else and not say "look at me, I said it first I swear I did see I did it right there look at the time stamp I was the first one to type it.!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't mean "gay" as in a homosexual. I mean gay as in "gay".

    Seriously though, keep up the good work and remember to not be gay.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Thanks amigo.

  • amigo is gay.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Doesn't surprise me.

  • OK - so now that Matty is locked up for four years, what's the next reasonably interesting thing about this off-season?
    Anybody?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The only thing that comes to mind is injuries.

    Who is fully healed and who can practice without getting injured?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Is Carimi okay?
    Can *anyone* play left tackle?
    Does Dane make the team?
    Is McClellin the real deal?

    Questions, questions, questions. :-)

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    yes
    maybe
    no
    hope so

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The next nightclub altercation, murder, DUI, drug-dealing bust or something of the sort by a current player. Maybe Aaron Rodgers gets caught in a public restroom doing impure things with another man, like George Michael.

  • Can someone ask Jimmy Greenfield (sp?) to look into making the avatar boxes larger? If I'm going to try and be clever with future blog names I'll need a clever avatar to go along with it.

    Cutler healthy. check.
    Forte yoked and signed to extension. check.
    Marshall lining up all over the damn field. check.
    Peppers, way less jacked than his roid days in Carolina but still effective. check.
    Urlacher and Briggs ready to tear new holes. check.
    3 white safeties. check.
    Melton playing for a huge fucking contract and looking for 10 sacks. check.

    super fucking bowl.

  • fb_avatar
    In reply to Waffle:

    I was not aware of any suspicion of Peppers juicing. For real?
    Flat Bread playing to be relevant, Tilman trying to prove his pro bowl season wasn't a fluke...

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    there were lingering rumors and he was ultra jacked compared to now and he played very angry back then. Maybe being a 30 something has mellowed him out.

    He can still bring it though and I predict a productive year out of him. I say his usual run stopping numbers, 12 sacks, 1 INT, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 6 tackles for loss, a couple deflections, 2 blocked field goals and a whole lot of distraction so Shea McClellin can get in on the action.

  • Remember all the wailing and gnashing of teeth "Pay Forte..blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada."

    Just like all the wasted crying over the NFL CBA negotiations last year.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yes, but the NFL CBA angst was real. Strikes happen in sports all the time. Remember MLB Baseball? I think that used to be a sports once...

  • Happy, happy, joy, joy!!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, I'm going to have to order you to be happy for at least several minutes at this signing.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'm thinking Dave was a Propecia user.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't understand the reference, but in case you're actually curious I don't have any prescriptions and have yet in my 54 years to be on any long term drug therapy. Unless you want to count certain recreational uses several decades ago.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Propecia is a drug that has been shown to help stave off hairloss but in some men (1% according to the drug company but closer to 4% we find out) there are "sexual side effects" that have some men feeling quite pissed off because they can be permanent. He was referring to your sarcastic and pessimistic attitude as if you had discovered that you suffered from erectile dysfunction and that was the reason behind the surliness.

    Dave, it's monday, we just signed Forte, it's sunny out and that my friend is a reason to smile. Tomorrow we can worry about Left Tackle.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Trust me, Waffle, I've been elated since learning of the signing this afternoon. While some players fall off when they get the big contract, I just gotta believe that Matt *knows* he's a big piece of what Brian, Julius, Lance, and Charles are looking at as the best chance in their long careers for the big glory. And I just gotta believe that he's gonna step up to the plate *big time* to make it happen.

    I'm fucking excited, man. Excited.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    OPPONENTS!!!!!!

    DEAD!!!!

  • Is the deal 4 years 32 million with 18 guaranteed? If so sounds like a good deal for both sides. I would of thought the way Forte was talking that wouldn't be enough. This offense should be fun to watch!!!

  • In reply to JerseyBear:

    It sounds exactly like the Marshawn Lynch deal, which is what I was advocating all along, and much more fair to all parties, IMO.

    NewBear was arguing for a deal more inline with Foster's, but I'm glad the Bears held firm. There's a reason the Texans let Mario, DeMaco and their PB RT walk.

    But we'll get more details later I surmise.

  • With money being equal, I'd rather have Forte over Lynch. He's way more versatile and we have the bruiser with Bush as the change of pace back. This season can't start fast enough.

  • In reply to JerseyBear:

    +1 on each of those, Jersey.

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    You did call that. Excellent work.

  • NEW "FORTE DEAL" BLOG POR FAVOR, JEFFE

  • If you can insert sound effects into the blog, create a WAV file of a pump action shotgun load action.

    Here, just loop this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH99WqWb7eg

    Bears are locked and loaded.

  • Locked and loaded indeed. "Can never have enough"

    http://youtu.be/zhe58xORWG0

  • Congrats Double Deuce on a contract well deserved. I'm glad the Bears were able to (reasonably) "Pay Dat Man Heez Money".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwEIjbfOHD0

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs1N5NYyb24

    "Championship!"

  • In reply to Shady:

    Awwwwwwwwww... That's sooooo sweet.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Love "Rounders". My friend based his entire life around that movie.

  • How did that work out for him???

  • In reply to JerseyBear:

    pretty well actually. He got a free trip to the Bahama's for winning an online Texs Hold'em tournament. It only cost like $1 to enter (however, he didn't go out for like a week).

    Even partied at a Mansion party with "The Mouth" who paid hot chicks to jump into the pool. Straight Cash, homey!

    He's more like Kinesh "The grinder" than the Damon character.

    http://youtu.be/z7NxEj4A1Cg

  • Good for him. It's a tough way to make a living but god bless if you can do it. That Randy Moss quote will never get old!

  • Romney uses the term "Chicago-style cronyism" so derisively. In fact, as cronyisms go, Chicago style is delicious. Much tastier and equitable than Bain style cronyism where only Romney gets greased.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/16/romney-accuses-obama-cronyism

    (Sorry, it's not political. If you think about it. It's defending the corruption in our fair city.)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you were so close to realizing the dream. You had put forth your own "roadmap to peace" and all was right with the blog.

    Chicago is unique because we have a hybrid brand of cronyism/nepotism that can almost not be surpassed by anyone besides a middle eastern state. We've got Daley's Cullertons, Madigans, Rosty, Ryan, Blago, Mell's and offshoots of the Mell family, Jackson Jr's, hired trucks, hired guns, side deals, crooked dealmakers, greasy skids, voter intimidation, union voter interference, etc. It's a special place. Sweet Home Chicago.

    We do have the best food on the planet though.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Italy bud... or some regions of France.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I dare say any major metro area could compete - it's just jazzier to say Chicago cronyism.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I live close to NYC (which critics would say have good if not the best food) and I've been to Chicago a number of times and would give Chicago the edge not only in food but pretty much all aspects of a city.

  • In reply to JerseyBear:

    I was referring to the cronyism, not the cuisine.

    But, on that note, NYC has some damn good eats.
    And I would much rather ride the subway in Manhattan than the L in Chicago - easy.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Don't get me wrong - I love Chicago.
    But NYC runs a close second on alot of counts.
    Not all counts, but alot of them...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    NYC seems to have a better % of great restaurants. Chicago has a lot of great joints, but there are a lot of duds too.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Can you guys put together a list for me for December?

    I'm *kind of* a hobby foodie, the more exotic the place the better. Thai, Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Myanmar-an(???), Ugandan, etc... I also want to have the chi-town classics.

    Hook a brother up.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was pretty disappointed in Blackbird, if you've been there.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    MB, I'm sorry, there is no way that the strip club I have in mind will have all of those ethnic dishes. They will however have boiled hotdogs on saturday afternoon and they may have a blasian girl that works there among the hot eastern european possibly mob connected strippers.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahahahahaha... can't ALL be stripclubs.

    MBP admitted to me last night over a few games of fuck14yearoldpunksuponlinewargames that he is a little escared of you and your 'pace' when we all come into town.

    Sorry mbp, I had to tell him.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ahhaha

    MB30, "What's this?"
    Johnny, "Strip Club Salad"
    MB30, "This ain't exotic"
    Johnny, "It's an exotic bar, therefore, it's exotic."
    MB30, "Doesn't look too fresh. And do I even want to try the Ranch?"
    Johnny, "Here's some croutons and some boobs, now stfu and smile."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I meant that, uh, I was scared that it would be too slow for me.
    Yeah.

  • This has to be the most excited I've ever been about a Bears team that didn't have Ditka coaching it. This team is going to be fucking fun to watch. Looking forward to another 2,000 yard rushing performance by this team.

  • +1

  • 4 years, a bit over $8 million per year average, $18 million guaranteed is the word on the street. I think the Bears won this one.

    Forte basically gets the 2012 and 2013 franchise tag numbers guaranteed (about $7.5 + $9.5) with an extra $1 million on top. Beyond that, he gets a nice salary for 4 years, even though he would have been better off with a 5 year deal since he'll be 32 when this contract expires.

    If he signed the tag and waited till next year, got tagged again, and hit the market at thirty I guess he was looking at something like $5 million per year for 3 years with minimal guarantees for injury. Combine those deals and you get a bit more guaranteed money (if you're healthy at 30), but less money overall ($32M in 5 years instead of 4).

    I worry that Forte will pull a Briggs in two years if he's still productive and try to get more guaranteed money if the cap goes up due to the TV money increasing.

    I worry Forte will not be motivated by this deal and will slack off.

    But I hope that this satisfies him, and that his focus now rests solely on the Superbowl for the next couple of seasons while our window is open. If Forte and defense decline around the same time, we'll have a rebuilding year. And that will be a lot less painful after a ring or two :)

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    NB, I agree with your initial worry. I believe this WILL happen, as Briggsy has set a bad example here.

    I do not believe he will slack off. The dude is a workhorse and has a great ethic. I personally believe that people either work hard and excel because they are competitive people inherently, or are lazy and a ton of cash gets them to where they want and it's all over. I feel in my gut that Matty is the former and he's a hyper self-competitive person on and off the field.

    Time will tell. Until then we can bask in the glory of our super bowl win.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Like the saying goes, 'Money just emphasizes who you really are.' If you're a fat lazy slob like Haynesworth, money's not gonna change it.

    If you're a hard working self-motivated guy like Jerry Rice, money's not gonna change it.

    I wouldn't worry too much about Forte pulling a Briggs. In two years time, HBs will be even less valued if the current trend holds. Forte will be two years older, which in HB years is like 5 years older. Forte's stats will also decrease due to Marshall, Bush, and TE's utilized.

    I'm more worried about the same issue the Bears were worried about. Forte's knees/wear and tear.

    But Bush in the long run will end up helping Forte tremendously. Forte will be thanking his lucky stars come week 16 that he didn't have to touch the ball 350 + times this season.

  • good points $.

    You going to make it out to the game on the 16th? Going to be a pretty big contingent (hopefully)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm seriously looking into it, but nothing's for certain since I got a lot of things going on right now and in the foreseeable future.

    But if things get a little bit less fluid, I'm either going to attend that game on the 16th, or the one in SF.

    But if I end up getting tickets for either, I'll let you bastards know, fo 'sho.

  • coo.

    Jump on MW too, I have an ass whooping saved up for you.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    The three Super Bowls we're winning in the next four years has to count for something though.

  • I have laid the groundwork down for a DBB Auction League. However, to be able to edit draft time and date and other rules, it has to be an e-mail invite only. There are 12 spaces. Either give me your email address in a comment or, preferrably as the blog is constantly moving, email me at
    dylmar1@gmail.com

    when I have your email I will send you a link to join. I will be posting this at least once in every article that Jeff puts up. When the league is full, we can all decide on a date and time to do the draft.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I'm in.

    Sent an email.

  • Rosenbloom is the dumbest fuck in Chicago. How the hell does this guy still have a job?!?!?!?!

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/chi-why-did-bears-pay-forte-20120716,0,2147837.column

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    Do yourself a favour and don't read his stuff. It'll add years to your life...

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    You don't read the Doomer anymore. You watch him.

    You watch him hurl into the webcam, looking like the even creepier younger Sandusky brother, like you were a waterbug floating in the toilet water as he bends down to condescend to you with the most patronizing attitude perhaps ever seen, and that is a high water mark in a city that bred Chet Chit-Chat Coppick. He of the lazy right cross. Thank God webcams weren't invented for Mariotti's reign.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/71102688/Sports/Rosenbloom-Bears-overpaid-Forte

    He's Rosendoom! Like it or not, as he says.

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    In reply to Vicp71:

    He's guilty of hate crimes against Chicago sports. He needs to go with Marrioti. (sp? )

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    Indeed, some people are never happy ....

  • Bears-Pats SB on NFL Network right now.

  • I am actually working right now (taking a break), but I have an itch to turn the Score on and see what those two putz think. Because, any way you cut this, Doomer is a dope. To him, the Bears got worked over for $4M off the cap this year - JUST to make Forte happy.

    If the Doomer was Emery, he would have force fed the tag to Matt and his agent for 8M. Makes no sense to me, because you have to re-tag next year, and you probably have a player who is seriously pissed that he took Glitchy at his word last year.

    But I can see the lower IQ sportswriters in this town siding with the Doomer on this. I bet those dipshits on the Score agree with him. i seriously hope Madigan doesn't agree. This was solid football negotiation and the deal looks to be one that both sides win. Nobody got jobbed here. The Vikes got run over on that $96M deal. The Panthers got alley raped by DeAngelo Williams. This is not that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ugh. I succumbed. I have no willpower.

    The Doomer is ON the Score with B&B. I feel like Martin Luther with a whip.

    http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPlayer.php?version=1.2.14023&station=391

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i had to turn it off. I was so pissed at the nonsense that I called and yelled at the call screener and told him that his career was going nowhere.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    LOL

  • I'm going to take my kid to this:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/events/FamilyFest.asp

    Last year, it was a fuckfest because of the turf the Bears refused to practice and everybody got fucked over. The bad part was that like, only Peanut stayed late to sign for the kids.

    I anticipate that under Emery, this will go off better this year. It's only $8 per to get in, the trick is parking for under $30.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Speaking of Peanut:

    http://www.inquisitr.com/256187/charles-tillman-of-the-chicago-bears-helps-little-girl-with-homework-scolds-teacher-for-pro-packers-question/

    +100

  • now that the public/private
    negotiations of summer
    are now complete
    i offer thanks to Mr. Em.
    he cleaned up
    the dirty dishes J.A.
    left sittin' in the sink
    after he stormed out
    and did it with class
    making a valuable tablesetter
    very happy ....congrats.
    to a fellow union laborer

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZcz7d4NuE
    Feel like partyin'
    go on ahead
    and let it out matt
    just keep it out of the
    press

  • Shit... did I say...

    I'M HAPPY!!!!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Mark it down, boys.

  • File this under the "No shit Sherlock". Do you think a dude just becomes a pathological serial rapist after his 50th birthday party? You gotta go through the minor leagues before you can graduate to actually starting your own charity to handpick your rape victims like a fucking old country buffet restaurant.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/16/12772779-three-men-say-they-were-abused-by-jerry-sandusky-in-70s-or-80s?lite

  • johnny, I want you to look at this picture, it's not an alien or a monster, it's called a Frill Shark: http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/230566/slide_230566_1056131_free.jpg

    Terrifying.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    pre-historic terror.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Maybe if there were some of these around, sharks would be a little less scary? On the other hand, those big boys are extinct - like all the others the sharks have seen come and go.

    http://www.uploadimages4free.com/browse_images/sea_monsters_3-663.html

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    yeah dave, but the frill shark is swimming right now.

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    DA BEARS!!!!

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Yes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    sometimes the best posts are the simplest ones. A simple agreement that says:

    Yes Big Mike I agree with you that the Bears are going to be a force to be reckoned with this year. Their offense potent, their defense stout, the special teams consistently near the tops in the league. I also agree with you that fan confidence in this team is very high right now with the off season additions of Bates,Marshall, Bush, Campbell, Jeffery, McClellin and the subtraction of Martz. Watching Jay Cutler throw the football on the site is very exciting and it looks like the surgery was very successfull. I agree that it feels great to have no QB controversey heading into camp and the recent signing of Matt Forte to a fair and equitable deal for all parties involved will help result in good vibes for everyone heading into July 26th in Bourbonais.

  • Okay, second FF league with plenty of time to register so I won't have to open it up to the great unwashed, and share the arcane secrets and magical Chi that is my fantasy football. 11 spots left

    Link: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/tools/join?leagueId=169341
    Password: childsupport
    Date: Sat, Jul 28, 2012
    Time: 10:00 AM ET

  • On the other league - you can't alter the draft date/time once the league has been created.

  • Not nearly as good as 1, 2, or 3. Kinda sad and anti-climactic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9i1SxcA38XM

    This is totally random, but utterly hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VkJEt1UsUcs

    (btw, this is how I picture Al. Ha!)

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