Bears Can't Allow Packers Off the Mat

Bears Can't Allow Packers Off the Mat

Bears at Packers does not require over-hyping. It requires no hype at all. But the stakes of the Bears visit to Lambeau Thursday night need not be understated either.

The Packers are ripe on the vine. They have lost their last two games, both at home, by a combined twenty-five points. They were outplayed in January by the New York Giants and out-muscled Sunday by the San Francisco 49ers. Your 2012 Chicago Bears have an opportunity Thursday night to not only send the Packers to an  0-2 record and an early two-game hole in the NFC North. The Bears have an opportunity to sound the first danger alarm of the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

How do I know? Here's an actual email I received Monday morning:

Perspective from the GB owners box: Unless something drastic happens, something I can't see happening, that is an 8-8 team at best. CCC

15-1 is fast becoming a memory of years gone by for those who love the green and gold. (I am fundamentally opposed to attaching the word "nation" to every fan base . It don't add up.) The Packers are staring down the possibility of having lost a quarter of their home games before the 2012 campaign is even warm. Many, especially on the national media level, will view Thursday night as the perfect rebound opportunity for the Super Bowl favorites. It will be an opportunity to reassert their home field advantage and reestablish themselves as one of the titans of the NFC. They have come to a fork in the road and beating the Bears will allow the Packers to pivot their season in a positive direction.

The Bears cannot allow it. As desperate as the Packers may be Thursday night, the Bears must approach their voyage to Lambeau with an equal serving as desperation. They must be desperate to end the Packers run at the top. Desperate to continue Green Bay's downward trend. The waters of criticism surrounding this organization are warm and the Bears must simmer it to a boil.

And all it takes is a victory. One more point than the other guys. It won't ensure the Bears a playoff spot or Super Bowl trip. It won't guarantee them supremacy in the division. But it would be the first significant statement of the new-look football club in Chicago. That statement? The road to winning the NFC North no longer travels through Wisconsin.

'Tis Packer Week.

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  • The Giants and Niners gave the Bears the blueprint on how to beat the Packers at home. Now it's up to Lovie and Co. to ensure the players are ready to execute the game plan.

  • In reply to Shady:

    and both amazingly did it even with some amazingly bad calls going against them.

    Highest priority is the run game. What did Forte get time? a yard? Not acceptable this time around.

  • In reply to Shady:

    So you're saying that Lovie has to learn and adapt??


    I don't think Lovie even knows what a blueprint is even if I stuck it up his ass.

    It's up to the PLAYERS to win this Thursday...and I think this year we have the right combination of great talent to do just that regardless of what Lovie does...The Bears are far from perfection but Thursday they will prove once and for all that they are FOR REAL and they are GOOD.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    I had a feeling my comment would be misinterperated. Clearly the players have to execute on the field, but the fact this is a short week and the Packers are going to be ready to get the bad taste out of thier mouth, preparation both mentally and physically are key this week. I don't view Lovie as a master schemer. He has a general plan of attack, a general idea of what he wants to do, but I beleive he leans heavily on his positional coaches for specifics. Empowering guys like Tice, Marinelli and even Cutler allows Lovie to focus on the big picture while allowing his assistants and captains on the field to take ownership of the game plan.

  • I hope Peppers lays Finley out, that wanker has it coming after his antics in the 49ers game.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    is finley or jennings out with a groin.

    Maybe it was jennings. Either way, good for us.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fantasy football is good for somethings...


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Oh yeah.. and contrary to popular belief.. Finley's anatomy doesn't allow for groin injuries.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Bang! Bang!


  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Last season the Bear defense "covered" Finley like he was INVISIBLE.

    Let's hope THAT changes.

  • out of curiosity, who is the email from? because i got an email from my grandpa after johan's no-hitter saying the mets management/ownership was confident in the team making a postseason run. not sure where he got his information. probably from the same place he gets his dried prunes.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Haha I was wondering the same thing.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    As a Mets fan, I believed the same thing, but I learned from my mistakes lol.

  • Things we must do to win:

    1. Audible out of the Woodson blitz. Eevryone in the world knows when Woodson is coming. For the past two years, we had a moron OC who would not allow Jay to audible out of the play. Those days are over. Jay needs to dial up some options and hit the practice field. Execution is everything.

    2. Last year Toud dialed up one of the greatest special teams plays the world has ever witnessed. For an encore, I'd like to see a blocked field goal, and field position for all 4 quarters.

    3. We are going to be able to run the ball down their throats. I think we should do exactly that. I'd like to see Forte and Bush each eclipse the 100 yard mark. (Fuck Green Bay, that's why.) Once they commit 8/9 guys to stop the run, Jay can throw darts all night long.

    4. Pressure and containment will require fresh legs on our d-line. Can we dress 53 d-lineman?

  • In reply to Viva:

    Hahaha I cant wait to see what Collins and Okoye can do now that they will be active.

  • I agree with Viva on the blitzes. If the Bears don't allow Woodson to become a factor and actually make him run down the field and cover the odds go down that he will come up with a game changing play.

    If the Bears don't let Matthews and Perry become a factor in the pass rush by getting the ball out quick the odds go down that Jay gets pressured into a bad throw.

    It's time to unleash the beasts on their shitty D backs. I can't wait to see our guys physically abuse their defensive backs.

    D line has to be disruptive to make Rodgers look fallible like he did against the Niners. It's harder to throw perfectly placed back shoulder fades to Jennings and Nelson when your knees are getting chopped off or someone is driving you or is about to drive you into the ground.

    Rodgers Dead

  • And please, for the love of Pete, stop Cedric Benson. His 189 yards in the Bengals blowout of '09 still grinds my gears.

  • As Jeff says, just get more points than they do. It's that simple.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    we got more points than san diego last year. but i'd say we still lost that game.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Sad. :(

  • yes. very much so. but it led to emery and marshall and superbowl 2013. so, ya know, silver lining?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Losing key players to injury is always a loss, but if it is going to happen it is still better to win the game.

  • I am a Bears' fan living in Wisconsin. For the first time in a long time, there is a huge feeling of doubt among both the WI media and the GB fans if The Packers can win on Thursday (or any other day, for that matter). I kind of like it.

  • In reply to toph:

    Still liking it, I hope...? :)

  • Nobody has really talked about the rookie FB Evan Rodriguez, but the guy led the way on a few big runs last Sunday. Could be a very plesant surprise this season.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady..I agree..was pleasantly surprise too

    when we let Clutts go I was wondering who Ticey was thinking to fill the shoes, well it was ER......

    alshon's new tag.."Silent Assassin"

  • no hype...just simple

    Packer Week & "BEAR DOWN"!!!!!!!!!

    and get it done.

    and btw even after the first game E-Train is still working it. This guy is turning over ever rock and stone.

  • Well, to no surprise... PFT's power rankings up. Nonsense galore.

    Bears 14th - not impressed with 20 pt win over Colts.

    Lions 12th - more impressed with squeak against STL.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:'s all love for the Bears..what else is new...same o'l same ol'...lets take that all the way into the season.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I love being "below the radar."

    THAT will change with a a win on Thursday.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Nah. If the Jets win this week too, I expect them to shoot up to #1.

    I guess that clown circus cartoon of the Jets got them riled up.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Sorry, was that "below the radar" or below Aaron Rodgers' heel? It seems the power rankings might still be accurate. Better luck next time, fellas :).

  • Jeff has a mole inside the Packers organization sending him inside information?

    Is it the Tinker, the Tailor, or the Soldier?

    We should call this place the Circus.


  • In reply to gpldan: that Fuckdodgers?

  • this is for you MB...all Packers Fans will be doing this after Thursday Night

  • In reply to lobotobear:


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    it litterally never gets old.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know MB......tee hee hee

  • In reply to lobotobear:


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Sorry, was that "Packer fans will be doing this after Thursday" or "Bears fans will be doing this after Thursday"? :)

  • It's commonly known, at least in these circles, that Green Bay's defense is overrated, if not down right bad. The Bears have PLAYERS at every important position on the O (save o-line). Advantage Bears.

    Cedric FuckHead is a punk and their other backs are one play wonders at best. Bears Linebackers and D line are bad ass. Advantage Bears.

    The Fudgies O line is not all that good either. Our D line can be a wrecking ball. Big time advantage Bears.

    Okay so they have Rodgers and some decent receivers (not ready to call Jordy great yet) and we have question marks in the secondary. But after what I witnessed on Sunday, Tillman, Conte, Jennings, and Hayden are ready to ball. Well, I know TIllman is a gamer whether last week proved it or not and Giants preseason game be damned. Tillman is a gamer, WE KNOW THIS...MAN! Advantage GB but it's not as lopsided as it may appear, especially since Rodgers can't throw when he's....DEAD!

    Special Teams: We have the greatest returner and the greatest ST coach of all time. Advantage us.

    The more I look at this match up, the less I fear them. Now, they're obviously a good team, playing at home, with their backs semi against the wall, so it will be a battle. But I'm taking the Bears and the points those fools are sure to give us.

    I see know reason why we shouldn't win this game.

    Bear The Fuck Down

  • Heard one actually interesting thing on 670 yesterday -

    Costanzo gave Toub a suggestion about huddling the players up just prior to Gould running to kick off the ball... Says he learned at this time with (I think) the 49ers.

    Keeps the return team guessing as to personnel until the last possible second.

    Small tweak, but if Toub likes it - must be good.

    Thanks Costanzo.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yeah, I heard that too, and found it very interesting.

    What I like about it is that it shows that players are really buying into the system and are throwing everything but the kitchen sink into it.

    It also reveals that the coaches are open to feedback and flexibility as opposed to dogmatically sticking to a scheme or gameplan.

    Well, everyone except Lovie, that is.

  • Well if the Bears can:
    A. Keep Cutty upright and give him time in the pocket
    B. The run game works
    C. Get pressure on Rodgers once in awhile
    D. Not let Rodgers work us over in the middle as he almost does and
    Lach at 3/4 speed that's gonna be tough.
    Then we got a good chance.

  • As Jeff notes, we need to kick them when they are down.

    Argh! Two thousand ten
    To playoffs, Bears let Fudge in
    No! Never again!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Well played, Dave.

  • I have a hunch that we will run Nickel with DJ, Briggs and Roach most of the game and that Lack will only be in there during 4-3 sets.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that would be scary. Neither Briggs nor Roach can cover a wall if they were all paper.

    Maybe we can play a dime with Peppers playing the MLB. We got plenty of DEs with Izzy, Shea, Cheta, Woot.

    Just TRY throwing it over a 6'7 guy with a high vertical jump. And I would love to see Jordy or any other Pack WR cross the middle with Pepp roaming around.

    Remember, many 3-4 teams were bidding for Pepp when he was an FA. I seriously think he can do it.

    It'd be a nice wrinkle.

  • If I recall correctly, Briggs is pretty adept at plastering wideouts who try and slant-in towards him....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You do recall correctly. Unfortunately, the refs are quick with the flags when Briggs DARES touch a receiver.

    It'd be worth it though, early in the game, just so the Pecker receivers get alligator-arms when they come across the middle.

  • This game will be a tall order for us but one thing we have going for us is the Forty Whiners physically kicked their asses. SF's D really brings the pain. I was very impressed. Hopefully the Fudgies will still be hurting when the game starts. One thing that hurts us on ST's this week is their punter Masthay. That guy is uncanny at directional punting. I used to think he was lucky but he does it consistently. No bravado from me, I'm just hoping we walk out with a W.

  • So, I watched part of the Bears game and thought........hmmmm, maybe this squad isn't a bunch of (un)lovable losers anymore. So I watched it again and I have to say:

    Upon further review, THE BEARS STILL SUCK!

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

  • In reply to gpldan:


    Butthurt there isn't, only losing there is.

    0-2 you will be. mmmmm... yeeeeees.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:



  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "much to do about nothing"

    scream after we score...meatballs...ugh

  • I have no doubt in my mind that we are going to win this game.

  • Anyone remember the Season Opener in Indie vs. the Colts in 2008?

    I was there and our defense gave Manning fits. They kept shifting over and over to throw off his infamous audible skills. They also blitzed...ALOT.

    We need to put EXTRA pressure on Rogers...send in a safety or a few LBs with blood in their eyes and drool flying from their fangs. If we cannot cover the middle well and cannot rely on 54 to be there then we need Rogers on his ass when not on the sidelines watching Jay and company run up the score.

    Other than a Super Bowl or Division Championship game I cannot shake the feeling that this game...this ONE GAME in Cheeseville is THE game we MUST win.


    And BEND OVER Packers...cause the MONSTERS are back and they are coming for YOU and all the sports media douche bags that have never respected you!

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Blitzing Rodgers is a horrible idea. We need to either get to him with our front 4, or just burn him with fire. I say both.

  • Our front 4 alone will not do the job. Ain't going to happen...believe me I wish it would. The middle will be open and Rogers will have plenty of time without getting someone other than the front 4 in his face.

    So the alternative is a Offensive Shoot-out. Which I think we can do but I'd rather see Rogers running for his life.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Burn him with fire.

  • DJ Moore will be blitzing off the edge a lot.

    #1 It'll keep Rodgers from drifting to one side.
    #2 Any pressure up the middle and Rodgers can't step up to avoid the blitz.
    #3 Bears will run Nickel as their base defense a LOT.
    #4 DJ is surprisingly good blitzing for a guy his size.

  • last you = "the Bears."

  • The Packers always bring it against the Bears and this Thursday will be no different except this time Cutler doesn't have to do it by himself with Forte. He has a top 5 WR an up and coming big WR, Mr. Dependable Bennett, Forte to abuse the outside backers on pass routes and Hester in case they get sleepy.

    The firepower is fucking impressive and it will result in a type of game we haven't seen in a couple of years. we won't have to hold them to 17 points to win.

    Pack fans, be afraid, be very afraid.

  • Hub says to Bears fans: keep your panties on

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hub molests collies

  • The NFL Network's agreement to air games with ESPN stipulated that while MNF could be on Monday's exclusively on pay networks, a local affiliate in the team's market got to air the games on NFL Network.

    For Thursday, it's not CBS 2 or FOX 32. It's WPWR, commonly known as Channel 50 in the UHF days.

  • really?

    now up in fudgepecker land their tailgating goes by sticking the pole up their arse's, rather than spin around it...

  • I hope packers don't consider Alshon a threat yet so he can do some damage. I believe Evan Rodriguez will have a bigger role in this game and get some catches as well as do a great job blocking again. Anywho, Packers= MUERTO!

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Vi lo que hizo allí

    So, is that translator worth a shit? :-)

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Hahaha yea, I think it is.

  • I watched every second of that 9er game, and many of the Pack PS games, and games in general (know thy enemy).

    This is what I took away from my observations.

    Packers MUST get ahead. They are built much like the Colts of years gone by. Their D gives up a lot of yards, but doesn't bother them because they thrive on turnovers, more specifically, ints. They're built to rush the QB. If a team gets a lead and establishes the run, they're toast.

    In spite of all the Rodger cock-sucking by ESPN and gang, he has a horrible comeback record. I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but Man-boobs has already had more 4rth quarter comebacks than Rodgers.

    We got to get a lead, or keep it within a score. That keeps the pressure high, and that's when offenses stutter. Pressure usually favors the defense. The adrenaline gets going, and suddenly WRs begin dropping balls; QBs miss wide open looks. RBs miss blitzers. That's how GB lost to the Giants and the 9ers, and that's how they're gonna lose to us.

  • Great analysis Butch.

    I would add two things. Stop the run early and make them one dimensional. Benson had 5 of his 9 carries in the 1st quarter before the Packers gave up on the run. Hit Rodgers hard a few times early. The guy can get rattled and lose his effectiveness..

  • According to this:

    mighty Aaron is 3-18 in 4th quarter comeback opportunities.

  • Some further observations.

    The 9ers mixed up their defenses. They blitzed, but they also just rushed 4, and other times only 3.

    I remember one play in specific when Rodgers faked a hand-off, then dropped back (already with happy feet because he was expecting a blitzer in his face). You can tell Rodgers looked a bit surprised when he had time because the 9ers only rushed 3 and dropped everyone back into coverage. Rodgers looked to his 2nd read, then 3rd, then just threw it out of bounds.

    That's what we gotta do on D. Our rushers have to get pressure, first of all. Then, mix it up with zone and man. I would love to see us only rush 3 from time to time. In the PS we had Shea drop back a couple times, which is about as close as we come to rushing only 3.

    We also have to play man a lot more, and the way Jennings played, I think we can. We have to do what Billichick does - take their best player out of the game and make everyone else beat you.

    In this case, it's Jordy Nelson (Greg Jennings most likely won't suit up).

    We should have Jennings shadow Jordy everywhere with a Safety over the top.

    Make the Pack beat us with Cobb, Benson and Finley. If those guys beat us, we deserve to lose.

  • GJ is out?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GJ officially listed as "questionable" - then again, so Lach, and we know he's playing.

    However, GJ suffered a groin injury, and those tend to usually linger, esp on a short week. Even if he plays, I can't see him as being effective. Most of Jennings big plays come after the catch, and with a bad groin, he might be a possession receiver, at most.

    Here's the quote.

    " Greg Jennings missed two weeks during training camp when he was sidelined with a concussion.

    Now, the Green Bay Packers wide receiver has a new ailment that could be problematic, particularly in a short week. The Packers are hosting the Chicago Bears on Thursday night as the NFL Network begins its extended package of games for the 2012 season.

    Jennings suffered a groin muscle injury on the final drive of the Packers’ 30-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Lambeau Field. It’s too early to get a good gauge on his status for the NFC North tussle.

    “Spoke to Greg after the game, he didn't feel very good about it,” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Monday night. “Spoke to him again (Monday) morning, feels better today than he did last night. Frankly, we really won't know until we hit the practice field tomorrow as far as his status or his possible status for Thursday night.”

    Here's from FF rotowire.

    "Jennings (groin) did not practice Tuesday, but his rehab is going well, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.


    Head coach Mike McCarthy said that Wednesday will be a big day for Jennings in determining what his availability looks like Thursday night against the Bears. If Jennings is unavailable, James Jones and Donald Driver figure to see more snaps while Randall Cobb may also continue to see an increased workload."

  • I saw something that said our new away Unis with this Nike gig, we wear white jerseys with orange pants.

    The Bears will look like candy corn for Halloween.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Madden 13....GP has that ...I think on Da Site "Douche Bigalow" aka Larry Mayer said white tops blue pants.

  • In reply to lobotobear:


    I've been getting a lot of different questions about the Bears' uniforms this season, so where is what I know: They will wear their regular navy jerseys in Sunday's opener against the Colts and in five other home games. The only exceptions will be when they wear their 1940s throwback jerseys Oct. 28 against the Panthers and Dec. 16 versus the Packers. The Bears will not wear orange jerseys this season. On the road, they will wear white jerseys in seven of eight games. The only exception will be when they wear navy Oct. 1 in a Monday Night Football game in Dallas. And finally, the Bears have no plans to wear the orange pants they apparently don in the latest Madden video game.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Thanks for the correction Lobo. I guess that's where I remembered it from.

  • In reply to lobotobear:


    "they wear their 1940s throwback jerseys Oct. 28 against the Panthers and Dec. 16 versus the Packers"

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Correct lobo...

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Ender...have never been a fan of the all whites though...don't know why...I just don't...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Me neither. Maybe because it reminds me of some of the shitty 1970's teams.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    100%. Fucking hate white anything on a uni. We should wear blue top and bottoms for every game no matter what.

    The orange can be thrown in once in a while... but no whites.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    White tops, OK but HATE the ALL WHITE unis. Don't care for the all blue look, either.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    all darks looks great al. See ducks, oregon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nope. That doesn't get it done for. Plus, WAY too many UNIs for the Ducks including some really atrocious ones. pick 2 or 3 and spend Phil Knight's money on something else.

    Also, Boise State in all blue on the blue field. Wretched.Simply wretched. And that blue field looks like crapl on TV no matter WHAT uniform anybody wears.

  • You guys win 1 game against the Colts and think you're Super Bowl bound. I love it.
    Thursday night, we'll see...........

  • In reply to GoPackGo:

  • In reply to gpldan:

  • In reply to GoPackGo:

    hee hee

  • In reply to GoPackGo:

    Not exactly. I thought they were Super Bowl bound this Spring when I bet them in Vegas at 22-1. Then they got Marshall, Campbell, and Bush. Then I was even more confident. But wait. There's more. The Fudgepecker's "D" (If you want to call it that) made The Niners "O" (If you want to call it that) look like a bunch of Pro-Bowlers on Sunday. So now I reeeaaaallllyyy think the Bears are Super Bowl bound.

  • In reply to GoPackGo:

    wife AND sister.. oh, and your other mom?


    is that.... is that supposed.... supposed to be... a...a.....a.... BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... superbowl ring.... BAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHHA.

    Man, almost couldn't get that out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Those pics are funny guys but I prefer ones like these...

    We should have a nice gallery of them after Thursday night.


  • Peter King Humor:

    His perdicted score of the Bears-Colts game was 21-20, Bears and included this forecast:

    "This is the first of about six or eight losses by the Colts this year when, at the end of the game, you'll say, "My gosh, how did Andrew Luck make that one so close?" Easy: He's really good."

    This fit right in with the other 6 games he got completely wrong last weekend.

  • one of these things is not like the others:

    only 0-1 team up in the top 9. Not after Thursday.

  • Rodgers listed as doubtfull with aids of the face

  • specifically the eyes right?

  • Another day of coverage for the lazy greedy teachers union when the Bears should be the talk of Chicago and the surrounding suburb. Rats! It is time that Honorable Mayor Rahm Emanuel clear the streets using the tools of his office and the government. He can turn his hoses on and fire tear gas and there would be no human rights violations to report. BHO is probably forbidding this because it would harm his precious re-election. Mayor Rahm should break free. We have a budgeting problem in this city and the teachers should not be asking for a raise when they only work 9 months a year and children like Crown can barely write english.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    Time for your meds

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    What up troll. Bang Bang!

  • so I honestly don't really get all the trac hate. I understand what he did to upset some of the guys (doc), and I'm as common sense focused any anyone (i.e., I hate both sides of the isle, and all religions who are hate/better-than based), but he seemed to catch a loooooootta hate here. I liked him. I think it's too bad he's gone.

    This fucking terribly un-fun troll on the other hand... uuuuuhhhhhhhhg, siiiiiiiiigh

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    His last post was that he was out until the season started. There wasnt any hard feelings at the time, if I remember.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I don't remember any big blowup but I miss a few threads sometimes. I didn't have anything against Trac but I could have lived without the preachy stuff. Oh well, different strokes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think it unfortunate also - a perspective on things a bit different than a large majority of us exhibit has been lost.

  • Just like Finkle is Einhorn and Einhorn is Finkle, Trac is Blitzkrieg and Blitzkrieg is trac.

  • In reply to Crown:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Crown:

    Hey Crown, I regret the personal comments I made about you on Sunday night and I'm sorry. I've enjoyed your posts over the years.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I'm sorry too man. I can tell you're a good dude, a dedicated bears fan and I bet we would get along in person. I've gotten really into politics in the last couple years and it's coming out everywhere. Although, I'm not a fan a Govt Mule fan, I know we agree on Trucks Tedeschi band and I'm sure a lot others. I was (and still am a bit) a pretty big jam band guy along with other genres. Lets focus on the bears. It's early, but I really have a good feeling this year. I always do, but something feels a little different in a good way.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Fifth, Crown, lets gather round the campfire for a chorus of Kumbaya! I'm glad there's peace in the family again!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Thanks, Murph. *someone* had to say it, but especially someone other than me.

    Fuck Kumbaya (although the "o lord" stuff as a paean to Trac has a certain ironic appeal)... instead

    Those two, a Fifth OF Crown, a pyre for the Packer dreams destroyed Thursday, and a few rousing choruses of Bear Down Chicago Bears.

    Yeah, that oughta do the trick!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    This ain't Kumpaya but it's a pretty cool song.

  • In reply to Crown:

    No way that's Trac. It's not his style. Theres no reason he wouldnt just come back. He signed off on good terms, he always had intelligent, well thought out comments on the Bears.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I tend to agree with this. Trollface smells like milk gone bad. Cheese.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:


  • Warning: not football

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Warning: Rebuttal of a not nice nature.

    Here are the first three sentences of this claptrap:

    Milton Friedman once said that every time capitalism has been tried, it has succeeded; whereas every time socialism has been tried, it has failed. Yet President Obama has oddly claimed that we’ve tried free-market capitalism, and it “has never worked.” This is rather remarkable.

    Wanna know what is remarkable? This fuckwad editorial. That's remarkable. It's even more fucking remarkable that you quote it.

    Because right off the bat, it's a fucking lie.

    Obama never said free market capitalism never worked. He said trickle down economics has never worked..


    So, if you base the premise of your argument on something you thought you heard, but didn't really pay that much attention, or are too fucking stupid to know the difference between trickle-down and Smith's idea of capitalism, then you are too fucking stupid to be taking on something over your pay grade.

    End of rant.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh, and Uncle Milton was a cocksucker as well.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Say what you will about Milton Friedman, but he was a key figure in helping end the draft, which I applaud.
    The Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation was in the vanguard of advocating school choice, which I see as the future of education in this country. Government funded schools, but not government run schools. Parents should have the choice to decide where their kids go to school, not based on their income level and where they live. Some of the public middle and high schools for poor families, especially in inner cities, are a disgrace.
    Uncle Milton nailed both these issues right on the head.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Did you read the article or not?

  • "...I think I'm 6-5. I walk around telling everyone I'm 6-5. I had to at least get to the NFL before I started giving everyone headaches.

    "There aren't too many DBs walking around that big. If they want to get physical, I do welcome that."

    - Marshall fucking telling it like it is. No more Rashied Davis to cover and abuse Packer bitches. Now you cover a man.

  • Yet another new poster here. I’ve been lurking for about two years, procrastinating due to a combination of laziness and wariness of gnome code. I am only able to catch up on the site every couple of days most of the time. I meant to say something just before the season started, but Blogfader started the picks contest that day and I didn’t want to be that guy. The main reason for this post is to say thank you to both El Jeffe and you regulars that make this both a fun and informative site to keep up with. The links to certain sites in Europe on Sundays have helped keep me sane, the Emery news as MB’s birthday present this year was cause for major celebration, and the politics/religion/union discussions have been refreshing from the perspective that you try to stay civil, and even after a heated argument, you tend to come back and make nice. Even Irish’s conspiracy rants have been worth reading, hell it’s where I first learned about the Rothschilds. Last season I almost signed in during a discussion with Artoo regarding marriage, with advice to see if she was interested in either swinging or was bi, as it keeps the relationship fresh and helps to stave off some of the negatives some of you multiple divorcees attach to marriage… but alas, I was again too busy and too lazy. Every regular poster on this blog deserves kudos for keeping it civil and interesting. I’m particularly impressed with how you’ve handled the green bay fans – if they’re willing to discuss facts, be adults, and give and take some good natured ribbing, they seem to be welcome here. Well, welcome-ish.
    Consider this my shift from lurker to contributor an order of magnitude less prolific than Doc. (He can help if you don’t know what that means, both the “prolific” and especially the “order of magnitude” parts.)
    By way of introduction, I grew up in North Aurora, IL. I’ve been a Bears fan all my life, trained by my mother to go so far as to root for the pack to lose even if them winning gets us into the playoffs. I read Peter King and others on SI and the 4 letter (I know, I know), but swore off Chicago media as worthless drivel years ago. I read this blog to get the counterpoint to King and the 4 letter , and you have not failed me yet. I live south of DC, work as an engineer (science, not trains), and was 6 when we did the superbowl shuffle. My father took me to a bears/fudge game when I was a wee lad, and bought (at my request) a “fuck green bay” shirt from a street vendor, which I still own and wear to this day every packer week.
    This is the first Bears season in recent memory I’ve been excited rather than apprehensive. You folks have been a big part of that. Whether I never post again or find myself drawn to contribute on the regular, please accept my thanks for your dedication, your humor, and your ability to (generally) argue as adults. Two days to go. Bear Down. Here we go.

  • In reply to BACON:

    Dude. Bacon. What took so long? Welcome to the partay.

  • In reply to BACON:

    Welcome Bacon.

    And, for the record, MB is getting his first divorce and I've only been divorced once after 11 years of marriage. I've been living with my GF for five years, and she's getting pissed I won't marry her because I think the institution is stupid but I don't think I can talk her out of it, either. So let's give MB some room to experience his shit, because it does fucking suck, and I'm just gonna pretend that Bi and swinging thing you didn't say.

    Welcome to Bears land, where the occasional grenade detonates but the booze is always flowing. It's a bit like Mos Eisley in here.

  • In reply to BACON:

    Now, thats how to enter. Welcome Bacon brother!!

  • In reply to BACON:

    A-1 introduction! Welcome BACON.

  • Do you all know what happened with Huntinbare? I think he's mad that he was not included in the fantasy league and vowed not to sign in anymore, I think. I always enjoyed his posts I hope he comes back.......

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    I saw he was butt sore about something an vowed not to come where he's not wanted. As soon as he did that, about 10 regulars asked him not too and told him that he misunderstood. Alas, he must never have read them.

    We miss ya Huntin. I dig your hippy ways.

  • GP, +1 on the SW reference. I have one divorce under my belt and my current wife (she hates that statement) and I have decided this one really is death do us part, whether that be natural causes or murder/suicide. As a member of the legal profession, I'd imagine you appreciate the joke: "why do divorces cost so much? because they're worth it." the bi and swinging thing is real, I definitely suggest MB go for that in round 2. But in case one of us is dense enough to fuck it up, she knows where the 9mm's are just in case she needs them.

    This is definitely the most retched hive of scum and villainy. we must be cautious.

  • In reply to BACON:

    You mean, she's bye right?


  • That was my thought too when I read the post! Not that there's anything wrong with the other bye.

  • godsdamnit, Wretched.


    Oldie, but goodie...Rocked out to da Bears in 'Zona last week..This week it is Conn....Next week, will be Chicago...Once again, MB if you got extras..haha, yeah I know your boss got them, no worries...Bold prediction, they double Marshall and Cutty hits the Butler (Alshon) for 130 and a TD...GO BEARS!!

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    I believe discussion of the decline of the Packers is premature. They only lost by 8 to what I consider to be the most complete team in football. The 49ers defense looks like a young Bears defense. But the Packers still put 22 up, after the 49ers did everything right.

    I don't know what the Bears defense did after the Indy game. They gave up 14 points, but looked typically soft to the underneath passing game. Rodger will tear that shit up.

    The progress made by the o-line was nice. But now we are on the road. I remember feeling a sense of growing confidence the week before the Bears went to play the Giants just before the nationally televised embarrassment, when Cutler was sacked 9 times.

    This is a big challenge. A big, big challenge.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    The 49ers are good, Mike, but I'm not on that bandwagon. Their offense really does not scare me. We'll see as the season goes on, but their offense really does not scare me that much.

    Unlike past years where their defense would scare me, *if* the oline can continue to improve I expect us to put up points on them - a lot of points, come 19 November.

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    I'm a believer, but I the tone here had gotten lopsided. For me the perspective is a close Bears loss doesn't mean anything. But any type of Bears victory is monumental.

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