Audibles From the Long Snapper: Videos Edition!

Audibles From the Long Snapper: Videos Edition!


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RIP the Great Alex Karras

Charles Tillman Wins NFC  Defensive Player of the Week

Does anyone want to continue commenting or Tweeting about Tillman's sub par effort against the Giants in the preseason? Anyone? Anyone? Here's Peanut's second pick six in consecutive weeks:

Pat Mannelly on Display!

I named this column for Mannelly after the ridiculousness of his audible against the Green Bay Packers several years ago prompted me to call for everyone working at Halas Hall to be fired. Then I found this video this morning and just had to post it. To Pat!

Passing time around here on the bye week is always fun, isn't it?

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  • Way to go Pat.

  • Re-posting from previous thread. "RIP Mongo. Alex Karras was a stud DT in his day. One of the reasons the Bears won it all in '63 was Karras and Paul Hornung were both suspended for the season for gambling. I also loved him on MNF. He used to fuck with Cosell all the time and didn't take any of his shit. It was funny as hell. Of course, Cosell had way more juice than Alex so you know how that played out. Whenever you saw him in interviews on TV he was always funny with that dry dead-pan wit. He will be missed.

  • Screw Joe Anderson, Peggy Kuszinksi has great hands! She's a man baby!!

  • Great. Now Webster is an orphan.

    Too soon?

  • Oh shit, Papadopolous died? Did he play NFL football? For bears?

  • In reply to Crown:

    As long as Balky Bartokomous is still okay, I'll make it through the day.

    Don't be ridiculous.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Counsin Lally!!!

  • Karras was 77, which is pretty old for an NFL guy. US life expectancy for males is 75.96 years.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    That one study about NFL players and head trauma found that they have a LONGER life expectancy than average.

  • Poor guy, but holy hell, I almost pissed myself reading that comment!!

  • Question 1:
    Do you think we could get the TItans to trade us Chris Johnson straight up for the lint in Virginia's pocket?

    Followup to Question 1:
    Would we be getting the worse end of the bargain?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    My mind went to a bad place when you mentioned Ginny's pocket.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I know, I thought he said her gunt at first.

  • In reply to Crown:

    +1 :)

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    Scharfinator I was just playing. You're name is dominant.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Gems & Dragons!

  • In reply to Crown:

    5 posts in and we already have a gunt reference. Awesome.

  • In reply to Crown:

    I said lint, not cobwebs.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oh the horror, the horror! I watched a snail crawl along the edge of Jinnys gunt. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of her gunt... and surviving.

  • You're just an errand boy, send by grocery clerks.... to collect a bill.

  • In reply to Crown:

    That's GSH's daughter's vadge we're bashing here. Oh, hey ....

  • Finally back from Jax. Landed late last night and got home about 11:45. Had a great time at the game, every game is great that the Bears win. Jax is one boring city. They have a beautiful facility but not much fan support. It felt more like a home game than an away game, I swear there were more Bear fans than Jag fans. We did find an awesome Cuban restaurant away from downtown. "Havana Jax", man the food was awesome. One downside, I dont know if it was the blackbeans or what, but it gave my kid such bad gas I had to threaten abandoning him and getting myself another room. One glaring observation watching that game, we took the best returner possibly in NFL history, and in the process of trying to turn him into a great receiver, we have ended up with an average returner and an average receiver. I don't believe we will ever see the old Hester again. Shea sure looks on the small side. I think the stats on him are being VERY generous.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    He went through a dry spell earlier in his career and rebounded, don't throw in the towel just yet. He's been close 2-3 times this year. Just need to get the blocking a little more organized. Gotta agree about Shea. He looks about 20 lbs smaller than #54.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I saw Chicken Sinner at mini-camp up close. Dude tops out at 240.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    while chandler jones ass-fucks veteran olinemen on an every-game basis.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Picture a Jones-Wooten 2nd string.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    jesus. wtf emery?!?!

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    In reply to CanadaBear:

    I live in Boise, and the only football games I get to go to are Boise State games. I've been watching Shea play in a lot of games, and he is the real deal.

    Kid's all heart.

  • In reply to Chris Odom:

    I hear you man but we're talking about the baddest motherfuckers on the planet. Sometimes heart just isn't enough. I'm going to give him 2 full years before judgement.

  • No heart?! I'm all heart motherfucker!!!!

  • In reply to Chris Odom:

    I'm not disappointed with McClellan but he is is under sized. I still think Emery took him with the fall back plan of him being #54's replacement. Who knows?

  • In reply to Chris Odom:

    I get that feeling too. He's a rook who's just entered the world of NFL gyms. The penny will drop. It might only be one move that he has right now, but he does it very well.

  • I'm reposting this cause I never get tired of watching it!

  • Man am I old. I thought that sucked major moose wang. I know everyone else loved it so it's me. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Um yeah I watched it and didnt find it to be any cooler than most of the scenes in Kung Fu Hustle. In fact it was way less cool, long and drawn out.

  • It's Bollywood! How can you guys NOT like a running head start pimp slap?!

    And it's funny precisely because it's NOT supposed to be funny. Different strokes for different folks, Willis says.

  • I understand Butch it just doesn't make me laugh. Nothing wrong with that. I hate Adam Sandler and Will Farrell very rarely makes me laugh. Either something makes you laugh or it doesn't. Like you say, different strokes.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I hear ya. I'm not really a Sandler guy either, but he has his moments.

    There are some who don't like George Carlin, and I feel like those ppl are aliens or something. They prob feel the same way about me.

  • George = Bill Hicks' daddy.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    With you all the way there Canada. Adam Sandler makes more turkeys than anyone. See that piece of garbage he was in with Chris Rock and Spade, and the usual suspects? They're at a lake house and it's all just really terrible.

    When he's being serious he's pretty good. Reign over me, Punch drunk love, they were good.

    Will Ferrell made me laugh once. Just once. Wedding Crashers. And Carrot Top could have been funny in that.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Not EVERYONE loved it, Canada.
    +1 from another old guy.

  • Emery boring. Boring and says boring, predictable, cliches. In a boring way. Supports Jay, in a really boring, tired way. Right from the Lovie Smith school of media handling.

  • Emery also says -

    Yo bitches, hold up on Lovie. Ain't no thang. Don't talk to me about gettin' paid!

    Except in a really boring way.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    oh holy shit GP, this is RIGHT in your wheelhouse maings... and it'll only cost you an easy $100k. Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I ordered two. One for the summer house.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    maybe put this next to it:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Love me some foosball.

  • me too doc. Used to own. probably terrible now.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm a straight ass-kicker at foosball.

    Chicago Foosball tourney anyone? Say, December 15ish?

  • You are the pre-butter Tommie Harris of foosball. Smashing up somebody's backfield.

  • sure, let's see if we can find a bar with a table... bitch.

  • No slop and you're on.

  • I will fuck you both up two time on the pool table, bitches.

    Noob ball, corner pocket.

  • rip mongo.

    check this from izzy:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • Juice Viva Tomato, served underhand:

  • Reports are beginning to surface that Aaron Rodgers recent inaccuracy issues stem from apparent complications due to Syphilis he contracted in a nasty.three way with BJ Raji and Clay Matthews. Matt Stafford has reportedly barricaded himself in a dirty budget hotel room in a jealous rage at discovering the late breaking news.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    We know this is pure fiction. How?

    Matthew Stafford is a lesbian.

    Just look at him. for fucks sake. He looks like Rachel Maddow's life partner.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm pretty sure Rachel has better taste than that!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Not if she supports Obama.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Whatever Al.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Turn Arizona blue, Al... Come on!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    But, I subscribe to the Irish-approved Bill Hicks POV regarding the 2 party system... "Why is there one guy holding up both puppets!?"

    The old Benny Franks' two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for dinner or some such.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    puffy faced man muppet

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Good One!

  • Man you guys are a cold bunch. Alex Karras passes away and for the most part it's a bunch of jokes about Webster. Within a few posts it's a bunch of posts about the Team's Matriarch's nether regions. BRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    BTW, that's one of the reason's I spend so much time on this site.

  • Black Ops 2 has zombies AND taco copters.

    Guns & Dragons! Huzzah!

  • one word... new. bond. girl.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Holy mother of Tebus. What's the opposite of a fear-boner?

    Oh, a regular boner - yeah, that's what it is.

    As if I wasn't looking forward to the new Bond movie enough. Love what they did to that franchise. They pretty much took Borne and made him 007. Bad ass.

    I'd love to see a vid game "Bond vs Borne" (kinda like back in the day, Spy vs Spy or Double Dragon).

    That'd be pretty bad ass.

  • Gemsvs.Dragons!

  • fuck candy, put this on your porch this year:

  • Hey Brownie and Dan, in case you missed it, Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will be in theaters near you on Friday. Figured you guys might enjoy this on the Bears off week. Hell, maybe even do a double feature and catch Obama 2016 at the same time.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I think the first one has a 5% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

    I couldn't bring myself to watch it, plus... fuck Ayn Rand.

    I once was blind, but now I see.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Fifth can't hear you. He already left for his Glenn Beck Objectivist Retreat. Where the motto is: We are all John Galt!

    For the afternoon activity, they roll the homeless down alleys.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Acting in their best interest of course...

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Prometheus came out on DVD this week, Fifth. Like Atlas Shrugged, the title of the film references a Titan from Greek mythology - Prometheus, savior of mankind, wiser brother of Atlas.

    The similarity ends there: Atlas Shrugged is a low budget B-movie; Prometheus was directed by Ridley Scott (Alien), and stars Charlize Theron (Monster), Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Bastards), Guy Pearce (The King's Speech) and Noomi Repace (The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo).

    You can rent it for a dollar at your local supermarket. With the money you'll save by not driving to a distant theater desperate enough to show Atlas Shrugged, you can buy beer and chips.

    Prometheus blu-ray trailer:

  • It was Alex Karras who, when a fan sitting alone in the upper reaches of some stadium flipped the bird to the ABC camera focused on him, uttered this immortal line ON THE AIR to Howard Cosell in classic, Alex Karras deadpan:

    "That means we're Number 1, Howard."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I want the video!

  • The Bye week.

    Good for Da Bears.

    BAAAAAD for Bear fans.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I feel a Burma Shave Poem coming on....

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Either THAT or heartburn....

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Nope. It's a poem.

  • We HAVE to endure the Bye Week...
    -'s necessary for physical repairs.
    But it's so HARD no to completely FREAK...
    ...over a whole weekend of not watching
    Burma Shave.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Well done, Al!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You inspire...

    Oh how can it be?
    No Bears game for us to see...
    Woe! Dreadful ennui.

  • Listened to the Jacksonville broadcast of the game today.

    They pronounced Wooten like he was chinese: WOO-tan. Also INSISTED he was offside on the sack/fumble.

    Sanzenbacher was Sans-bacher.

    So much for pre-game preparation.

    Bold 2nd half prediction from the color man:

    "Two more turnovers and you win this."

    He was so RIGHT for the WRONG team.

    He also kept predicting Cutler would make another mistake.

    Well, 1 out of 2 ain't bad.

    Bye the end of the 3rd quarter they were pretty demoralized.

    By the end of the game they were COMPLETELY demoralized.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, where do you get these broadcasts? Online?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I subscribe to NFL AUDIO at

    You can listen live or cherry pick them at your leisure throughout the season.

    Also thoruoghly enjoyed listening to the Colts comeback via the Packer broadcast team of Wayne Larivee and Larry McCarron. VERY entertaining! Worth the price of a subscription all by itself!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Is there any fees involved? I still like listening to Larivee to Packer games when traveling in WI.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I think I paid $29.99. Believe it's my 4th season.

    Packers or no, Larivee always does excellent work (the Bears NEVER should have let him get away),and quite honestly, McCarron respects the opposition and is about as even handed as you can expect from a home team's broadcast.

    The guy I can't stand is the Indianapolis play-by-play guy who constantly refers to Colts by their first name only. That's the EPITOME of bush-league broadcasting.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The Packers broadcast team now is night and day compared to when they had Jim Irwin and Max McGee. Two total homers. I would literally be listening to games and not know what happened for several plays. No down and distance, where the team had the ball on the field, or what happened on the previous few plays. A lot of Packer fans did not like Larivee and McCarron the first few years because they weren't total homers. They told it how they see it.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    My ex-wife hated it when I used to watch the Bears on TV and listen to Wayne on the radio. He would always get so excited and wound up. Of course, that always got me wound up. When he left I was shocked.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Smart move on the divorce. I was bummed when Wayne left too. He does Big Ten football and basketball games also, which I enjoy.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    hahahahaha... I couldn't have said it better myself Corm.

    Smart move on the divorce canada.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    If I recall correctly, at the time, WBBM COULDN'T keep Larivee--he's a Wisconsin guy, and the commute was killing him & he wanted to spend more time with his family.

    I think he's just about THE best play-by-play guy I've ever heard, and that's not just because I grew up listening to him doing Bears games.

    Maybe now that his kids are grown up, Chicago can get him back, eh?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, does that come with the Limbaugh show thrown in?

    If so, KA-Ching!

  • Here was my weekend:

    Car Rental, Tux Rental, Dogs Boarded,
    Hotel Room?


    About $1200.

    Daughter's Wedding Dress, Dress Alterations, Wedding & Gift ?


    SEVERAL months pay.

    BEAUTIFUL wedding, BOFFO reception AND getting back to town JUST in time to see the Packers piss away an 18 point halftime lead then watch the Bears kick a bad team to the curb despite crap-weasel scheduling?



  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Congrats to you and your daughter Al. I hope you like the guy. I"m actually spending a good part of this week with my almost ex-wife who is visiting. I ended it before we got married, which we both now agree was a good thing. We get along great, and SHE took me out for a very expensive dinner tonight.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Congrats on your daughter's wedding. Crazy money but seeing your duaghter that happy has to make you swell up with pride. Well done.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Congrats, Al!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    AS long as it wasn't a Scientologist, it's all good.

    Well, a Scientologist or a Mormon.

  • Chan Gailey made a brilliant decision hiring Dave Wannstedt to be his assistant head coach / defensive coordinator for the Bills. They've only given up 45, 48, and 52 points in their 3 losses. They "shut down" the Browns and Chiefs in their two victories. Way to go Dave!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    No kidding Cor. I couldn't believe it when he got hired. It's too bad we had to find out he was such a putz the hard way.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Effective! Was at a trivia thing last night and one of the questions was what was the first NFL team to get over 300 yards each rushing and passing in a single game?

    49ers last week over Buffalo. One for the record book, Wannie-be.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Wanny is like a case study at Harvard in career survival despite total incompetence.

    I think that's taught at the GW Bush school of Gubbmint.

  • Oh, MBHAP! I saw above that you mentioned a billiards proficiency.

    We got a game, sucka!

    When you come back to Slowmaha, let's get a pool game going... I know NOBODY to play here. The two guys who stepped up got the beat down.

    Now, it has been a while, I've probably played 4 times since coming to Omaha (3.5 yrs ago), but once you speaks the engrish, you don't lose the engrish. Bring it!

    By the way, why do only 10% of the bars here have a pool table? What the hell!?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:


    Mechwarrior Online is moving to OPEN Beta.

    If you liked the Mechwarrior PC games you'll like this one. Check it out.

    In other news: Is this right?

    Hard to tell if he actually hit the kid on purpose from the video.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Mini-Turrets & Dragons! Huzzah!

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    "Hello Mechwarriors!"

    hee hee

  • Watching that clip of Peanut's latest pick-6, I don't think I've seen a better play by a corner. He's got his hips open to the field, running with the WR, his eyes on the QB the whole time, using his body to feel back towards the WR. Then he falls off the route and jumps the underthrow, puts it away, and runs through traffic like Hester.


    So people can shut up about veterans and their preseason performances.

  • peter king sucks:

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