Reverend's Rant & Packers vs. Vikings Preview

Reverend's Rant & Packers vs. Vikings Preview

Why Do I Like the Packers This Week?

  • I have no choice.
  • I think people underestimate the importance of the Packers earning the second seed in the NFC. They are injured up and down the roster and a win Sunday would enable them to spend two weeks preparing for their Division Round opponent. I think they'll be highly motivated.
  • I can't see Vikings OC Bill Musgrave and Christian Ponder using the tricks that fooled Wade Phillips on Dom Capers. The Vikings beat the Texans with deception and old school play action. They beat the Texans with Ponder using his legs once the play broke down. Can that really work two weeks in a row?
  • The Packers secondary (good) is NOT the Texans secondary (terrible).
  • The greatest mismatch in this game does not involve Adrian Peterson or Aaron Rodgers. Blair Walsh has quietly become one of the more reliable kickers in the game whilst Mason Crosby has become an emotional and physical Sarajevo as he Chuck Knoblauch's short field goals miles off the mark. If it comes down to the better leg, Minnesota is going to the playoffs.

Green Bay Packers 30, Minnesota Vikings 20

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  • Had to google Chuck Knoblauch. Fortunately, Wikipedia has a whole section on his "throwing troubles." I really am a one sport guy.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    A NOT uncommon ailment among baseball players.

    See also Steve Sax of the Dodgers and Mike Andrews of the Oakland A's. 2 more 2nd basemen betrayed by their brains.

    Atlanta's perrenial all-star, Dale Murphy, came up as a highly touted catcher but had to move to Centerfield because he couldn't consistently throw the ball back to the pitcher properly!

    Pretty COMMON disease among NFL kickers . Look no further than SF and David Akers. Relibale for YEARS in Philly, then, inexplicable, slipped a bit. Went to 'Frisco last season and set the record for most field goals made. This year, he's no more reliable than the aforementioned Mr. "My name is Mason but I kick like Bing" Crosby.

    As Yogi Berra once said, "50% of this game is 90% mental".

    With kickers, I think it's more like 99% mental.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I miss Robbie. Especially since the jersey I use to represent has his number and name on it :-(

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Don't you HAVE to figure that, sooner or later, Robbie's abscence is going to hurt 'em, bigtime.

  • I only root for the Packers if we beat Detroit. But if we for some unimaginable reason don't b pull off a win...would rather it be an NFC North team win the SB even if it were GB or Minn.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    Have to agree with you.

    And for those on the blog who are such bitter anti-Packers fans that you'd rather see the Niners play Peyton Manning in the Superbowl... think of it like this.

    If we can't make the playoffs, how great would it be to see Minny go to San Francisco and get absolutely destroyed - and have AP limitted to less than 2 yards a carry. How great would it be to see Aaron Rodgers throw 5 interceptions against Seattle while Russell Wilson again gets to win the game with a big throw to Tate in the end zone. Or, how much fun would it be to see Tom Brady trounce the Packers and hear Troy Aikman talk about how "maybe we spoke too soon putting Rodgers in the same league at Brady and the Manning brothers. Maybe Aaron isn't elite after all."

    And if you want to be even more bitter and forward thinking... the more they win in the playoffs, the lower they are in the draft order.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    I SOOOO don't get this at all and never will.

    Who gives a flying fuck about the NFCN winning something, the other teams in our division are all hated rivals... especially the packers?!?!?

    Why in god's name the allegiance to the rest of our hated rivals for the sake of the division? Who gives a rat’s ass.

    Fuck the lions
    FUCK the Vikings
    And FUUUUUUCK the packers!!!

    I hope they all go down in a fucking fireball of failure… the the fucking AFCW win the sb, who fucking cares

    (rant over)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's a Midwest thing. Certain commonalities along the lines of ethics, culture, accents and mullets...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    As we say in the hood tobi… fuck that noise!

    If we don’t make it, I want all of our divisional rivals to suffer embarrassing blowouts.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ah yes, a big ol' bucket full of schadenfreude...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's nice to see the Illinois State Penal System allows you to use computers. Just a suggestion here, maybe you should take one of the anger management classes they offer instead of spending time coming unhinged on this blog.
    Just cuz I care. Peace out.

  • In reply to packfan:

    You write to prisoners often, packfan?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Where do you think he got his "wife"?

  • Someone on the Score this morning said the number 2 seed
    (NOT the number 1 seed) has the best chance of going to the SB. Not sure what that was based on, but probably simply past history. Which is always shaky and subject to cause/effect issues.

    Anyway, it's clearly true that a team with a bye has a better chance to make it to the SB since they have one less chance of losing. So the Packers will be motivated. And motivation with superior talent should beat movtivation with inferior talent. Favoring the Bears in both games.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Bill, I'm excited about this opportunity. I think people are quick to forget what actually happened during the games we lost. The Texans, Seattle, Minnesota and 2nd GB game were anyone's game.

    I find it amusing when people look at a loss and automatically think "dominated". Teams are in for a rude surprise when we roll into the playoffs.

    I'm envisioning Marshall highstepping over defenders bodies strewn on the ground and Peppers playing like 2008. Don Banks and Peter King mouthing the words "how?" as their team predictions are incorrect for yet another year, Cutty haters desperately searching for an excuse as to why we won, Lovie haters complaining about winning giving him an extension, etc.

    I can't wait for all of it. it starts this sunday with the first game of one of the most entertaining sundays of football in recent memory.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Damn Waffle,I want some of what your smoking/drinking...that must be some exellent shit. But have to agree, in all those games a few catches more made could have made the difference. But if these young guys start to step up more, then who knows..right?

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    anything can happen in this game.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    i'm seeing phish at the garden on saturday night. i'm going to be in terrible shape come sunday, but hot damn if i'm not going to be fired up for 7 hours of football.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    that's why god created bloody mary's and mimosas.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    and buffalo wings.

    never forget the buffalo wings.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Oh hell yes, evantonio.

    Seen them many times, how bout you? Not since 2003 I think.

    Man, enjoy the show. The Garden? That ought to be epic. Tell me all about it on Sunday.

  • i've been seeing them whenever they come around since 96. for my money, there's no better live band out there. there hasn't been one show i left thinking, "well that was a waste of time." same can't be said for whole lot of other acts out there.

    i've got tickets for tonight and tomorrow. would've done the whole 4-show-run but they're a pretty tough ticket these days.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Are they as good now as they were back in the day? Last I heard, Trey was having some drug problems.

  • yeah, that was back around 04 when they had the Coventry festival. they were pretty sloppy back then. since they've come back from their latest hiatus (dubbed Phish 3.0 by us crunchy faux-hippies), they've really been ripping it up. the jams are tight, and they're having fun up on stage. if you wanna take a listen, you can get all their shows here: http://bit.ly/KmwxFu

    i'd suggest the shows at dick's out in colorado. they were pretty spanktacular.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Dude. Thanks for that link. I've been looking for my first show (Gorge 97) for ever.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Sure thing. Always happy to find a fellow phan. Especially one who likes the Bears.

    1st or 2nd gorge show? the setlist from the 1st one seems a bit more stacked.

    my first was 10/22/96 at MSG. Bouncing was the only song I knew so I was stoked to hear it. Now I shrug and sit down when it plays. =]

  • In reply to evantonio:

    First show. I've told this story before, so look away if you've heard it.

    I had never seen them before. It was hot as blazes at the Gorge. At least 100 degrees and if you've never been there, there's no shade anywhere. I score some mushies in the campground. We go to the show and I'm feeling the effects of the heat and the fungi. I'm digging the show but trying real hard not to collapse due to heat and such. You could tell the band was keeping it light on account of the heat.

    Towards the end of the first set, they start a song I had never heard before. Divided sky. It's a beautifully melodic song, for those who don't know, and fairly mellow at the beginning. So Trey milks the beginning for what seems like an eternity and the sun was starting to finally set behind the horizon. As soon as the sun goes down, the temp drops at least 15 degrees almost instantly and right at that moment trey sends the band through through the crescendo. It had to be planned. But it was a religious experience for me. As soon as the sun set and the tempo changed, the whole place seemed to breath a sigh of relief and the rest of the show was rocking.

    The next night, we headed to Portland to watch a Pearl Jam show. I was also a huge fan of PJ at the time and they're a great live act. But that night just seemed like a cheap rock show compared to the Phish show. Nobody puts on a show like Phish.

    So happy to finally have that show.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I will 100% be pissing and moaning BADLY about lovie getting anything but the fucking door.

    At some point, to mediocrity, you must say 'enough!!!!!'

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I wonder if the Bears win sunday and then a playoff game or two if Emery will keep Lovie, draft and use Free Agency and then tell Lovie that he will only be extended if Emery is allowed to choose the OC.

    Lovie obviously can't choose OC's correctly. The Martz choice really came as a result of management's inability to see or address the fact that a lame duck coach scenario wouldn't be attractive to any OC worth a shit. So Martz was the only real choice that had any skill. Also, Martz could have been great but he couldn't overcome his stubborness to modify his offense to use Olsen and eliminate the 7 step drop. Even with that we still got to the NFC Championship game.

    Would Lovie's fate be different if Angelo knew how to do his job correctly? we'll never know so it looks like the scape goat is the Love-meister. I don't care either way but when we win in the playoffs the tone will change.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    First,

    "Would Lovie's fate be different if Angelo knew how to do his job correctly?"

    Without a doubt.

    Second, we've all been koolaiding it a lot today, so let's see what happens. Do I think that lovie gets the door no matter what happens, nope. We have a 200 year old fucking woman at the top of this org, and she's no badass ball-busting marge schott. So I actually have zero hopes of getting rid of flatliner, no matter what.

    As for my thoughts on lovie... it doesn't matter what happens this year, we need to look at the overall, total scope of his tenure. Mediocre, midline, flatline, playoffs every 3-5 years, lame duck no OC picking douche.

    Time for a change. Might end up worse than we have now.. sure anything's possible with the McCaskeys and teddy BG running the shitshow... but I will vote for hope and the possibility of making cutty and marshall what they should be... finally. Every time baby.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hope you're not comparing Virginia to Marge Schott and Virginia is the lesser person. Marge Schott was a vile, ignorant, selfish, racist. Virginia is not perfect but she should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Marge Schott.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    MS was a true piece of shit Canada… but the woman had balls the size of watermelons.

    VerginYa is a fucking pussy.

    When you chose a HC because he's a nice man instead of because he kicks ass and takes names on the field, you're fucking soft and you should instantly be relieved of your decision making duties for a billion dollar org. with fans who are tired of the bungling year after year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's one area where we are totally different. If I find someone reprehensible you couldn't make me say something nice about them. Virginia seems like a kindly old lady. I have a huge soft spot for kindly old ladies and have a hard time saying anything bad about them. I get your point, just don't agree.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Virginia spends her days using all of her brain power to clench her ancient ass cheeks so she doesn't shit herself. All of you jackasses that really think she is the one pulling the strings for the Bear is fucking insane.

    Let me make a quick reference for you retards.

    Virginia - Not Shitting her pants

    George/Phillips/Emery - Football

    Everyone got it?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Stop all this crazy talk! Lovie's not going anywhere. This is just the kind of thing that started to happen just before Brad Childress got fired in Minnesota. We can't have this. We (Packer fans) are squarely in Lovie's corner. If guys like Lovie and Chili keep getting fired, Division wins might start being hard to get.

  • In reply to packfan:

    that's funny, the season the pack made the huge comeback to win the superbowl you fucking homos were calling for your own coaches and gm's head before the turnaround. give me a fucking break. Use some perspective, as if the Packers were invented in 2010.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    also, it's saturday night and you're on a bears community blog. I order you to get back into your semi finished basement and pray for a victory and first round bye to your shrine of Mike McCarthy's head superimposed on a huge poster of McConahey from Magic Mike.

    If you don't get the bye you may be one and done again. that would be unfortunate.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You go, Johnny!

  • I just went on SI.com to read about our beloved and bastardized NFL and got sidetracked again.

    You're welcome:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012_swimsuit/models/nina-agdal/index2.html

  • In reply to Waffle:

    If her face didn't look like a 13 year-old's, I'd hit it.

    Tits of a woman, face of a kid... just can't do it.

  • what's with you guys and needing crows feet and mouth wrinkles to get interested. She's a 19yr old swimsuit model. I'm 34.

    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A2KLtUb92d1Qb34ByUibvZx4?p=Nina+Agdal&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701

    I see what you're saying. I hate when chicks are perfect and hot without the allure of bellyscars, stretchmarks and gray pubes.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    No kidding. She was my favorite model from this year. Hell I'm 60 and know that I'm older than her parents. So what? She would never give me the time of day and if she knew what I was thinking, would be totally creeped out. So what? I can still look and I can still dream.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I knew i trusted you more than the average canadian.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    also, if that girl looks 13 then you need to tell me where the fuck you grew up so we can get Erin Brockovich in there to check the fucking water supply for 300x the amount of hormones and also so we can talk to the mad scientist that found a way to age human beings by 7-10 years to make your 13yr olds look like 20 yr olds.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Holy sheite muslim.. that girl is so smokin. Yummy,

    mmmmm... booobies...

  • Face it, you're not hitting that, no matter what. It's pure fantasy. How old are you in your imagination? I'm whatever age I need to be. In my imagination, I can hit all these young ladies, including Mick Jaggers daughter:

    http://www.complex.com/style/2012/06/the-21-hottest-models-under-21/#gallery

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    In my imagination I'm 22 again having to dodge tail rushing at me like an all out blitz package from Dom Capers.

    Living like a rapper off of stock trades from the late 90's when a fucking sock could have made money in the stock market.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    In my fantasies, I am simply...

    ...ironman.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    In my fantasies, I am a gecko:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012_swimsuit/video/nina-agdal.html

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    ?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhEUaoeHn9M

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ?

    Did you watch the vid? There's a gecko in it. You were probably too interested in Ms. Agdal's hooters to notice, but trust me, there's a gecko.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Yes, I was just taking the opty to link to that commercial, which I love.

    It was a baby gecko, it was so cuute. The tits I mean.

  • I'm with you, IBNO, but how much is the airbrush, do you suppose?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Those things are perfect. I wanna suck em. Navy, you are one crazy asshole if you think she looks 13.

  • Coach the only thing prettier would be watching a Marshall double move for a 40yd over the shoulder TD.....while I was entwined in a huge pile of chicks that looked like that.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    chances are he'd drop that ball.

    now, if we're talking an 18-yard post with a corner on his hip, a linebacker a yard in front of him, and the free safety 6 inches from his facemask, then we've got a TD.

  • "For the sake of this exercise, ignoring Forte's success on the ground, since Tice & company have been doing that all f*ing year long"

    You go, Reverend!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    meh.

    Fragee-lay... I think it's italian

  • On the previous thread, Albertintucson posted a link to a Trib article about the NFL's admission that officials blew a couple of very important calls in the Bears-Seahawks game.

    For those who can't get past the Trib paywall, here is a link to a post on kissingsuzykolber that includes a portion of the article:

    The Seahawks Now Have Two Victories Thanks To Bad Calls .

    The author of the post couldn't resist taking a swipe at the Bears, however:

    "It’s somewhat petty that a member of the Bears organization leaked to the media what is supposed to be a confidential communication between the team and the league just because it vindicated the Bears’ gripes. So it’s safe to assume Jay Cutler loves it."

    PS: Just found a link to the entire Trib article at the Miami Herald:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/28/3159075/david-haugh-so-what-if-officials.html

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Thanks for the mention, Crunch.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    David Haugh, let's see how fast you turn out a column if I tie your hands behind your back or your computer locks up 6 or 7 times facing your deadline.

    What a Maroon.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    What do you have against the U of C football team (the Maroons)?

  • In reply to BillW:

    Take it up wth Bugs Bunny: "Maroon- term of derision often uttered by Bugs Bunny when referring to an interaction with a dopey adversary. It is a mispronunciation of the word "Moron".

    More correctly: "When runaway slaves banded together and subsisted independently they were called 'Maroons'. "

    Beisdes maroons, The University of Chicago gave us Jay Berwanger, the very first Heisman trophy winner in 1935, a year before it was officially named for John Heisman.

    Berwanger was coached at U of C first by Amos Alonzo Stagg, the father of modern football, and then Clark Shaughnessy, father of the "T" formation. He was a great all-around halfback in the days before offensive and defensive units. He called plays, punted, place-kicked, returned kicks and probably handled the team's laundry.

    Berwanger was also the #1 pick of the very first NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears acquired his rights but when he demanded a $25K contract for two years, George "He throws nickels around like they were manhole covers" Halas said "No" and Berwanger never played pro football.
    That seems a trifle odd as when you consider Papa Bear's 1925 deal with Red Grange was reportedly worth $100,000. Of course, there was something called "The Depression" still going on in the mid-1930s.

    back then, U of C was a member of the BIG 10. They dropped football in 1939. A division III program was reinstated in 1969.

    Other than that, I have nothing to say regarding "Maroons".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And, yes, this WILL be on the final.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    The same article mentions that the three against AJ in the Packer game were all ruled by the league to be correct. So the Bears didn't selectively release information in order to whine.

    I think they released the info to point out the inconsistencies in OPI interpretation / calling.

    OK - so maybe they ARE whining. But I know I find it frustrating to watch a sport where the rules are not applied consistenly. One reason why soccer never caught on - IMHO - is that no one really knows what a foul is or isn't. To a lesser extent, same with pro basketball.

  • In reply to BillW:

    FOX officiating guru, Mike Pereira, said the same thing. He ALSO said Sam Shields should have been flagged for P.I. on the 4th down throw to Jeffrey and that you cannot call the first 3 OPIs and then ignore Shields blatant holding.

  • In reply to BillW:

    IMO, the biggest reason soccer has not "caught on" (despite being, last I read, the most played sport in America) is that there are not ready timeouts for commercials.

  • The Packers don't WANT the #1 slot.
    If I'M the Packers the best case scenarios is to play for the conference title in Atlanta where they OWN the Falcons. The Packer offense would MUCH rather play indoors than at Lambeau Field in January which, as you may have noticed, AIN'T been such a big advantage to the Packers in the playoffs in recent years because their running game is so hit & miss.

    And, I'm repeating myself, but Green Bay also WANTS the Bears in the post season. Why wouldn't you want another team you OWN of late as a possible playoff opponent? Worried about beating the same team 3 times in season? It was no problem in 2010-11.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    We have no chance of playing the Filthy ShitPackers until the championship game Alberto. If we get in we are the last seed. So if we happen to win on wildcard weekend we'll play the #1 seeded Atlanta Cuntfalcons no matter who else wins. The Shitpackers will be waiting for the highest rated winner on wildcard weekend. Most likely the Seattle SeaTwats.

  • I think we should all petition the league to change those team names to the ones above.

    Rolltide.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm thinking about adopting a Cuntfalcon. They make great pets. SeaTwats, not so much.

  • I don't know maings... SeaTwats are much more plentiful where I live.

  • I can't decide which jersey would be better. The Cunfalcons or the Sea Twats.I'm thinking throwback Sea Twats. Its actually a fur coat.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    does the cuntflacon uni come with a feather boa?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sure, if you spring for the bonus accessories. And who wouldn't?

  • We have a one-in-a-million chance of playing the Filthy ShitPackers before the championship game. For that to happen, the Bears have to beat Detroit, SF has to beat Arizona, and Green Bay has to tie the Vikes.

  • My point being the Packers would be HAPPY to square off against the Bears again anytime, anywhere and ESPECIALLY for the NFC title once again.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yup, and we'd lose again

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, I'm going to need you to be positive and think about the weapons that we have that may result in victory if the stars align. I've already told you it's the season of fucking destiny so i'm going to need you to believe me.

    If you can't be positive you will not be sharing in the victory Blue Bell I was going to buy for the whole blog team after the game. you'll have to sit in your room after you eat your spinach and there will be no dessert for you.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    If we make the playoffs, I will become a believer. Unless Marshall or Peppers get hurt.

    But may have the spinach regardless?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No reason to believe otherwise until the Bears actually beat those guys.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, I'm going to need you to be positive and think about the weapons that we have that may result in victory if the stars align. I've already told you it's the season of fucking destiny so i'm going to need you to believe me.

    If you can't be positive you will not be sharing in the victory Blue Bell I was going to buy for the whole blog team after the game. you'll have to sit in your room after you eat your spinach and there will be no dessert for you.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I will gladly be wrong, but my pessimism is constantly "rewarded".

  • If we get in we'll play 9'ers. If by some miracle we get past them, we would play the Falcons. I was shocked when Seatlle throttled the 9'ers. Not a big believer in the Falcons. They always seem like front runners. Whenever something doesn't go right for them in a big game it's usually the El Foldo for them.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    49ers are hurting. Justin Smith, a BIG force in the middle of their d-line has a partially torn triceps. Ouch. That just SOUNDS painful. He is out this week but says he will try to play in the postseason. Good luck with that. Without him in the middle, Aldon Smith has suddenly looked mortal. Think 2006 Bears after Tommy Harris went down. Mario Manningham is on I.R. Vernon Davis practiced Thursday for the first time since getting WHACKED and concussed (legally) vs. Seattle and he's been kind of a forgotten target since Kaepernik assumed control anyway. Seattle made Kaepernik look pretty ordinary. I say they are not the team that throttled the Jason Campbell led Bears on that Monday night.

  • these shitbowl games are turrible.

    Did you guys see UCLA get fucking demolished last night. Pittiful. At least Mora's brought the bruins out of the toilet finally. Fuck SC.

    btw, what do you guys thing about the title game? I think rolltide takes it to them, but I'd love to see ND win it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want to see my beloved Irish wipe that smug look off Sabans face.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I want to see emery drop the real fucking appocalypse and land us manti somehow murph.

    just think rolltide is too strong.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I can't stand either School or either coach. Saban IS a smug SOB. As far as i am concerned, Brian Kelly is responsible for sending that student assistant up a scissorlift to shoot video at practice in high winds and getting him killed when the damn thing blew over. I bet ND paid BIG bucks to the that kid's family to cover Kelly's ass.

    That said, I am tired of the SEC hubris and hope Manti Te 'O reeks havoc all evening.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What? SC ain't played yet!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, another SHINING moment for the PAC-12. At least Arizona pulled one out against Nevada. Ka 'Deem Carey is the best player in college footbal that nobody ever heard of.

  • watching modern marvels on history channel... they're doing "Ice Cream"

    Fuck I love ice cream. If your gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) you like the fluffy whipped stuff with as much air as ice cream. If you're a mack, you like Haagen Dazs.

    If you want to try the best Ice Cream i've personally ever had (and I've had a lot of gelato in italy), you'll buy this tonight: http://www.haagendazs.com/Products/Product/2450

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ben & jerry's over haagen dazs any day of the week. and twice on tuesday.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    don't get me wrong, B&J is damn good ice cream... they are just so lame. And HD is so fucking thick, I believe they have the smallest ice cream to air ratio of all ice creams (and the highest butterfat %)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i don't care if my ice cream is hokey. i want my ice cream to taste good, dang it. also, 1 thing i don't like about HD, is they're a bunch of douchenozzles. A couple years back, their pint shrunk from 16 ounces to 14 ounces. Instead of using a smaller package so people would realize this, they just raised the bubble at the bottom of the container. Not a word was spoken of their thievery. Where are the extra 2 ounces, you bastids?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    That's the inflation we're not having... same reason a pound of coffee went to 12oz, and now 10 or 9.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    "stealth Inflation"

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Chips Ahoy are significantly smaller now too. Which pisses me off immensely. Totally ruins the cookie/milk/bite size ratio. Assholes.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Wad, i think they stopped making those shitty cookies about 13 years ago. Where the fuck are you buying yours and do you feel weird after eating several in one sitting?

    Make some tollhouse choc chip cookies, it takes 11 minutes.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I never got Chips Ahoy. I think they made them with coconut for a while and those were pretty good. Otherwise, they were really down the list. The ones I thought sucked the most were those sugar wafers. Loved Oreos. Even after a friend that worked at Hormel told me the gelatin they make for the hams was the base for the cream filling in Oreos. That put me off them for about 2 years and then it was, fuck it they're great anyway!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Mmmm, cookie dough, made from real...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrSdPWV5Tjo

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Good call.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Cherry Garcia, oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    H-D's Pineapple Coconut is my absolute favorite ice cream of all time followed by their Mango. But bang for the buck, you can't beat Bluebell. Caffeine and sugar are my only remaining vices so I know what I'm talking about...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Ha. Personally, not fan of fruit or nuts in my dessert.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How do you feel about beaver?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J_uSMGvrwg

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Just fyi:

    Beaver Castoreum

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    ho lee sheite.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhyCL-ELRxg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That shit never gets old. Makes me laugh every time.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    he was good.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I've seen the movie. I know what's coming - another cheap visual pun, this one involving a stuffed beaver. It's juvenile. It should be funny once only, if at all. But Leslie Nielson plays it so straight, it gets you every time. It's like Don Adams and the stupid bit where he checks his watch with a drink in his hand.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    One of my bike riding buddies used to work at Blue Bunny. He said all the different brands they cranked out were basically all the same. The only difference was the amount of air injected into the icre cream. This was before all the boutique brands but I'm guessing things haven't changed much.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Just to be clear, "Blue Bunny" is no relation to "Bugs Bunny".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    What a Maroon.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    That was for the benefit of the Trolls who, I'm sure, were confused.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Should have read down - yes, Bluebell was the best ice cream deal I've ever had. But I'm a French Vanilla guy.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Lol.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I prefer Blue Bell

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MODERN MARVELS.

    EXCELLENT televison.

    They made the history of GREASE interesting!

  • damn: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/27/us/schwarzkopf-obit/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    RIP

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Stormin Norman". If he'd had HIS way they'd have kept going right to Baghdad and killed Saddam Hussein in '91 but Bush 1 and Colin Powell stopped him.

    They HAD to stop him, of course, in order to maintain the always fragile alliance with the other Arabs at the time who would not have stood for seeing Norm grab Saddam by the scruff of his filthy neck and kick him to death. Of course, I'm not sure what our 'allies' could have done about it if Powell had just said "Go ahead, Norm, finish the job right and bring his nead back on a platter."

    You had to LOVE his press conference when he showed the video of "The luckiest man in Iraq" who drove a vehicle across a bridge seconds before it was vaporized by a USAF smart bomb.

  • I dated a gal who is a pastry chef at this place in town called Ginger Elizabeth. They make AMAZING ice cream so i asked her what the secret was.. butter fat of course. Apparenlty California regulates the amount of fat thats in manufacturers cream etc so these guys get their cream on some bakers black market. Odd but deliscious!

  • My mom used to make butter pecan that was literally killer. My dad and I used to knock it out like mad. My mom decided she didn't want to make it after a couple of binges. Damn it was fine.

  • Also, gone, Christmas Eve. Jack Klugman, 90. TV's "Oscar Madison" and "Quincy, M.E."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Oscar: You want brown juice or green juice?
    Felix: What's the difference?
    Oscar: Three weeks.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    :-)

  • Jay Glazer reports that Sean Payton, to the surprise of almost no one, has agreed-in-principle to re-up to coach the Saints.

    Also, I MAY have to retract my comment about THE JIM SCHWARTZ FAREWELL TOUR. The Lions, in their infinite wisdom, extended Gym Shorts' contract just last June and would owe him thru 2015. The Fords do not have a history of being willing to eat that much contract and have been VERY slow to pull the trigger in such situations as evidenced by the tenures of Coach, Wayne Fontes and, even worse, the clearly incompetant GM, Matt Millen.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Could you imagine how good the kitties could have been with a good coach. Even Fontes made it to the playoffs. Barry was fun to watch. He made me crazy but you just had to appreciate the talent.

    It's like Adrian Peterson now. Completely different runner than Barry but he's the best pure runner of the last couple of decades. He doesn't wow you in the pass game but his running style reminds me of Walter without all the stops and starts. AP runs angry and never goes down easy.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    And they constantly took Barry OUT of the game in goal line situations. BRILLIANT!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Have to admit, he likes to deliver punishment like Wally did.

    I give my self high marks for taking a chance on Peyton Manning as our QB in fantasy this year. Picked him up in round 7 of an 8 team draft. But I COULD have had AP with my first or 2nd pick (We chose 8th) and didn't take the gamble. If I had, we'd be running away with it. He lasted 'til the 23rd pick. My 3rd pick would have been 24th.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Man I hope you're right Al. Schwartz is the worst. Perfect for Detroit. What you see on and off the field with him and that team is more than his persona. That's the culture of the whole damn city. I visited my alma mater, the University of Detroit, this summer for the first time since '96. It was bad 16 years ago, but its a third world country now. You literally can't believe its part of the United States. Jim Schwartz fits the bill perfectly.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    A good friend of mine lives in Milan by Ann Arbor. He said next time I visit we have to take a tour of Detroit. He told me I would be shocked by the wastelands.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Lock your doors. Slow down, look both ways, and roll the stoplights. Not kidding.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    "Welcome to MogaDitroit?"

  • Bang! Bang!

    http://uncrate.com/stuff/mercier-jones-hovercraft/

  • Spotty, but 6:28 and 7:18 bits made me laugh

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqJpf6tidn0

  • 54 practiced Friday.

  • Dave Gilbert is unhappy with the current playoff format because it doesn't properly "portray the competitiveness of the NFL." This year, it's giving an average, one dimensional team a chance to "scrape into the playoffs" and wrest the Lombardi from its rightful heir, the Atlanta Falcons. Nevertheless, Dave "will be delighted" if the Bears do just that.

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2012/12/28/3808710/the-bears-are-the-perfect-example-why-the-playoff-system-needs-to

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    well that was a waste of 4 minutes that i'll never get back. This guy can't be real. It has to be a joke right? Scrape by with a 10-6 record???

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Yeah, I thought of you when I posted it. Waffle's going to love this, I thought to myself.

    If it's any consolation, I wasted a lot more than four minutes on it. The article is so twisted.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Dave Gilbert? Never heard of him.

  • you know what really needs to be fixed buttsteak, johnny, my fellow blog brothers...

    the fucking bowl system. No, not that I don't like the kind of sort of new playoff system, that's not really a playoff system at all, but the shitbowls that have been playing on TV just for advertising sake.

    Jesus, what total garbage, unwatchable football. turrible maings, just turrible.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    the Meineke Car Care Bowl... fucking really?!?!? Jesus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have no idea who's playing in this game but I'm sure there are a zillion bets on it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    air force and rice playing right now... riveting football

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Which for no good reason reminds me of an anecdote from Ball Four by Jim Bouton (IMHO, one of the best sports books ever written) about the players all yelling "What comes out of a Chinaman's ass?" every time the umpire Ed Rice ran onto the field....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    John Rice, not Ed...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    +1 on Ball Four. My favorite was the Mgr Joe Schultz. Funny stuff.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    A VERY popular book when I was in high school.

    Remember Joe Schultz' 2 favorite words?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    All I remember is something along the lines of "Fuck'em and let's go pound some Budweiser". I think my favorite was when someone loaded up Joe Pepitone's blow dryer with talcum powder...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know what I see at these bowl games? A lot of fans disguised as empty seats.

  • One thing that has been over looked about the BiQueens is their good fortune on the injury front. Other than Harvin, they have been amazingly healthy. Sounds familiar.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    to whom canada?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Us. The only time we get into the playoffs and do something, we were a really healthy team. Every year we miss we bitch about injuries, etc.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    ah, I see what you are saying. I thought you meant that it's like us to be injury-free this late in the season. I was going to ask if you did some peyote this morning.

  • So.. This is what's going down this Sunday or what I think will happen..

    We will all be shocked at how well the Bears play tomorrow. It will look inspired, physical, and emotional because the players know a loss will only mean coaches fired and jobs lost. That being said, I'm not worried about Calvin Johnson or the Lions. I am worried about the Packers.

    The Packers can fight and play with the Vikings but I don't have faith in the Packers tomorrow. I have been telling people this year that Adrian Peterson in the MVP. Not only does Peterson have a chance to make his own mark in NFL history, he has a chance to get his team in the playoffs. We might just see the best running back in the NFL go off on the Packers Sunday. Which means the Vikings will get in the playoffs and by all means, they deserve it.

  • agree erik... and I would be 100% ok with that outcome if I knew lovie would get the shitcanny.

    But he won't no matter what, so might as well hope for the best on all fronts.

  • he already did go off on the Packers earlier this year (210 yds) and the Vikings still lost....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    exactly. Bears win, Packers win, playoff bound.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Barring any major in-game injuries (i.e. Cutler, Rodgers, Marshall, etc)...

  • The Vikings won't win regardless of how good AP is. This is a QB league and they don't have one. As good as AP is, ask Walter or Barry how easy it is to win without a QB.

    And he is very good. In fact, I think he's been in the league long enough to be in the GOAT discussion.

    I'm too biased to be objective but here's my ranking.

    1. WP (biased, I know)
    2. Jim Brown. Didn't see him play but the guy was clearly a man amongst boys.
    3. Adrian Peterson. I want to put Barry here, but here's the reason I don't. as great as Barry was, he lost a ton of yards. I'd be curious how many yards he would have had if you simply didn't count the negative yardage. But those negative yards helped kill a lot of drives and that can't be ignored. But AP? Man, that guy just runs SO hard. Those of us who've played the game at any level know what it feels like to get blown up by a bad ass running back. Hurts so bad you're eyes water and you start to contemplate what the fuck you're doing playing this game. Adrian Peterson is the only runner who, when I watch him, my nose remembers the pain the defenders must feel. Every run, he makes my nose hurt and my eyes water. His only detraction is his fumbilitis, but that's gotten better over the years.

    4. Barry. See above.

    5. O.J. Simpson. Nobody ran like The Juice. A truly killer running back.

    6. Gale Sayers. Didn't see him play but....

    7. Bo Jackson. The career numbers aren't there since he left the game way too soon, but I think he was the greatest athlete of my time. I really wish he hadn't played baseball and we could have seen him for longer.

    8. Emmit. Hard to argue with Emmits success, but the guy had a HOF O-line, QB, and WR as complements. Walter would ran for 25000 on that team. I'm tempted to put him higher for his numbers, championships, and that Giants game when played with a separated shoulder, but he just had too many advantages the other guys didn't have. And he was a Cowboy.

    9. Marshall Faulk. Smartest running back of them all. And he did it all. Loved watching this guy play. Still think Forte should be used exactly like Faulk. Course, they had Orlando Pace, Kurt Warner and some great receivers too. I'm tempted to put him higher on the list.

    10. Earl Campbell. Most punishing back ever.

    Honorable mention: Marcus Allen - Career numbers were screwed by Big Al.

    Discuss

  • re: #5 I see how you did that.

    By the way, Rambo marathon all day today on AMC.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Own em.

    Just watched the entire Rocky Saga over the last 3 days with my kids. Watched Rambo I, II, III, and part of 4 before I fell asleep over the Christmas break too.

  • 5. O.J. Simpson. Nobody ran like The Juice. A truly killer running back.

    tsk tsk doc

  • A most EXCELLENT list. One might quibble with the order here or there but that's so subjective anyway. Jim Brown had only two seasons out if 9 of less than 1,000 yards rushing. One of those was his rookie year, which was still only a TWELVE game season and he still got 942. The other was 1962 when he fell just 4 yards short of 1,000. he averaged 104 yards per game for his CAREER! Walter averaged 88 and Emmitt Smith 84. Brown's career average per carry; 5.2. The Browns didn't use him much as a reciver but they had guys like Gary Collins and Paul Warfield on the flanks.

    Also of note, Brown and Sayers did all of their running BEFORE the hash marks were narrowed and the "short side" of the field wasreally WAS short and defenses could stack the wide side. It's no coincidence that O.J. broke 2,000 the first year the hash marks were changed.

    Bo Jackson was, to steal a line from Jeff Joniak, "Ridiculous".
    Up to and including the "Bo Knows" commercials. Like galloping Gale, injuries robbed us of several seasons of thrills.

    One of the advantages of being 60 (and there ARE a few) is having had the priviledge of seeing all of them play (tho' Brown just on TV) and Brown's stats are STILL amazing.

    "Man Amongst Boys" is THE perfect description of him, Doc.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Though it is subjective, I'd love to hear your order. I like listening to Old timers like you and Murph and MB (ha ha).

    Do share.

  • yooooooooouuuu motherfucker!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did he just zing us?

  • Great list Doc. I saw all of them on TV. Let's just say everyone that wasn't a Cleveland Brown's fan, were very happy when Jim B. retired. He could have played at a high level for a few more years. I always say that for pure running Sayers was the best but didn't last very long. Before knee surgery he was playing at a different level than everyone else.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    And he STILL managed to lead the league in Rushing (on a 1 & 13 team) the following year, even after having his knee "repaired" by Dr. Ted "The Butcher" Fox, who also shortened Butkus' career..

  • It may be sacriligious, but I have to lean towards Jim Brown at #1. The yards per game and career average per carry just stick out like a sore thumb. But just SLIGHTLY. Jim Brown had All-Pros as teammates. Walter built his stats with mostly PEDESTRIAN (or worse) Bear squads.The only people QBs Bob Avellini, Vince Evans and Mike Phipps scared were Bear fans.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Beattie Feathers, HOF back for the Bears, was the 1st 1,000 yard rusher in the 30's. He averaged over 8 yards a carry that season, still an NFL record.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    True, but he was a proverbial "One Hit Wonder" as that was more yards than he gained the rest of his career.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Definitely not one of the all time greats, but thought the stats and name are interesting.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    For sure. And he WAS the first to a Thousand.

  • Good list.

    #1 & #2 are always interchangeable and usually undisputed (unless you're a delusional Cowboy's fan).

    After that, it gets a little tricky.

    To me, #3 is Sanders. Yeah, he wasn't as complete as some other backs. He didn't catch the ball as much, block, and he could be counted on for first yds and TDs about as much as Forte (He also sucked in the playoffs).

    However, Sanders WAS the Lions. I mean, those guys SUCKED balls. NO qb, Oline. If Sanders was inserted into that Cowboys team of Emmitt, he would no doubt own the rushing record.

    #4 and beyond gets real murky, but Peterson can't be in the top 5, not yet. I put this up before, but AP needs about 10,000 yds to catch up to Smith and Sweetness, and about 5,000 yds to match Tomlinson (and that's just the rushing, not the pass catching).

    I know Bo Jackson's injury was a freak injury, and that Gale's career also got cut short, but there's something to be said for durability and consistency, and Emiit Smith deserves to be either #4 or #5. Smith also was a good catcher and blocker, a leader, and CLUTCH. He ran well in the playoffs and usually stepped up his game when the Boys needed it.

    I used to make fun of him because he was so unexciting to watch. Smith would get about 3.5 yds all the time. Nothing more or nothing less, and he would do it more with some shiftiness, not power or elusiveness. I couldn't stand watching him breaking Sweetness's record.

    But now as I grow older I've come to respect how hard consistency is on a day to day basis. So he's gotta be in the top 5 even if at 5.

    Erik Dickerson also deserves honorable mention. Man, that guy was a freight train with ballerina feet.

  • I agree with Sanders at #3. He retired at the top of his game and would probably own the rushing record if he played 2-3 more years. He wasn't a great short yardage back, but he had 99 rushing TD's, 10 less than Payton in three fewer seasons.

  • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20121228/matt-forte-injury-bears/?sct=uk_t2_a7

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want Unga to play on sunday but i fear that he is not ready for the ball stripping of the NFL. I know he has the size and tenacity but he'll definitely be the emergency backup unless Forte goes down early.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    After all these years, I want to see what he can do too. As for being prepared for ball stripping, look at the defense he practices against...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    nothing like a game though man, i hope he kills it

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Season of destiny!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    HAVE to be concerned about ball security with guys who haven't seen the field much all year.

  • here you go rabbit, johnny: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/12/28/best-beers-of-2012/?hpt=hp_bn11

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Beautiful list!
    Although, I believe Old Rasputin Imperial Stout belongs on there, maybe in place of the beer brewed with raspberries. IMO fruity, lambic type beers just don't belong.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We are living in crazy times in regards to microbrews. I would have to purchase a couple of spare livers to keep up.

    I have had variations on some of those themes (the oyster one for example - meh), but not many of those specific beers. Guess I got some work to do this year. Unfortunately, by the time I get caught up, there will be some gold-crusted Okapi-milk infused quintuple Ale out there that some lost monastery in Sicily has decided to do a one-off release of...and only payable in used Euros.

  • Does Lovie allow the OC to have complete control of the offensive planning? If so, then there would be no reason for Lovie to be fired, he would just need for Emery to be stricter with him. If we do get a new Oc next year, that Oc should be allowed to make all absolute decisions on any offensive players needed for the team in free-agency and in the draft and lovie should stick with the D and of course regulate all other aspects of the team. I dont know if this has been addressed before or if it is even likely that the GM allows this, but what does you guys think???

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    If Lovie stays I'm guessing Tice stays. Hard to find a decent replacement when the HC is in the last year of his contract.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    tell me about it canada

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The weird thing about this is nobody is really talking about Emery. He has always had Lovie's back.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    same old shit. zero accountability in bears land

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Unless that OC is gambling for the top spot himself.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Please, no! Tice was definitely out of his depth when he was in Charge in MinnieHaHa.

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    That's basically Wade Phillips in Houston, except he's a DC.

    I am totally in favor of that as a strategy and as long as the OC had the right personality and the good sense not to undermine Lovie, I think it could work well. But the million dollar question is who would that person be?

  • All right Johnny, I'm fucking in. Season of destiny!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    sit back relax and watch destiny play out all day sunday.

  • I know I'm SUPPOSED to feel excited, but all I feel is dread.

    I don't dread the Meows, though I suspect that game will be tough at least for 2 quarters.

    What I dread is having to wait for that Packer game and HOPE they plaster the Vikes and go hot in the playoffs with possibly the #2 seed.

    We all know the Falcons will most likely choke, which would mean the road to the SB would go through Lambeau.

    What I dread is us actually making the playoffs and facing any team except maybe the Cowboys or Redskins (and no chance of that in the first round).

    I know everyone's saying, "Just get in - ya never know" but some sort of bolt from Zeus himself would have to come down and strike our offense for any sort of spark.

    And another playoff loss - another lower round pick...and worse of all - another year of Lovie ball.

    And keep in mind that GMs and teams typically don't like going into the season with a "lameduck" coach, so most likely Lovie gets a 3-5 year extension, and that's all folks.

    Fuck it. I still got some eggnog leftover. Time to down some and start feeling like Johnny.

  • do it...and let the english see you do it. pound down that kool aid. Everything will play out like it should. Emery is not a retard. He will know what to do when he has to do it.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Now I feel like downing Scotch and watching Braveheart for some reason...

    May our beloved fight like Warrior-poets, and may the Vikes surrender like the French at (pick a war)...

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  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Quality Al. That's the day right there.

  • Sorry johnny and the rest of the fairytail crew. I'm still hoping for a lions destruction, then the vikings shit all over the packers #2 seed.

    Then... and this is the real prize... lovie gets shit canned and takes his whole crew of clowns with him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Late Xmas gift.

    As long as Lovie and Tice are gone - but you and I know that unless the Bears get destroyed, Lovie will be back like the terminator, Jason, or herpes...pick your simile.

    What I would REALLY like is teddy ballgame gone, but that apparently he won a lifetime appointment when he screwed over CHI with that stadium deal.

  • I WISH everyone would please STOP referring to that Bean Counter as "Teddy Ballgame". It's insulting and I do NOT mean insulting to the Bean Counter in question.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The nickname is meant to be ironic, Al.

    Like calling a clueless cop "Sherlock".

    But I'm fine with Beancounter.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, the real prize is getting to the playoffs with this defense before it closes and we start scoring but start letting other teams score more in the coming years.

    The time to win is RIGHT FUCKING NOW and it starts tomorrow. Now get online and let me shoot you in the balls with my solid gold MK14 that I got from Uday and Qusay.

    Nothing good comes from waiting another year. New coach, older defense, more holes, new problems.

    We will make the run this year. Bears win tomorrow and Packers must kick the fuck out of the vikings.

    Fuck the pack and the vikes. fuck them in the face with a huge bears cock.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Chips Ahoy suck on their own. Good shit dipped in milk. Yes they do make me feel weird when I eat them. Bloated or something. What is that?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Hopefully NOT anal leakage!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Sounds like a blockage, Canada.

    Johnny, you need more roughage in your diet.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    That's why they put buns on those Kobe burgers, Crunch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    C'mon MB. You know you want on the wagon. Climb back on boss. We ride this thing to glory or we crash the fucker into the ground. But you gotta be there either way. Now stop fucking around and have some nice Kool Aid.

  • On the subject of Cookies...

    I was never an OREOS fan, even though I watched SKY KING ("..brought to you by, NABISCO.) every Saturday morning.

  • The poor kid is probably a Packer fan now. I'm guessing he likes beer too.

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/578033_4486142546572_609241411_n.jpg?dl=1

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Bad link.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    It works if you leave out the last 5 characters (?dl=1)

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    OK, the poor kid is probably a Packer fan now. I'm guessing he likes beer too.

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/578033_4486142546572_609241411_n.jpg

  • It would be cool if Joe Cowley of the Sun Times showed up here and told Albert off, told him the origins of Teddy Ballgame aka Bill Daley and the bullshit con job handed the taxpayers of Chicago on Soldier Field, it's meant to be a derisive play on Ted Williams old moniker, not in place of it.

    Instead, we can call him Crane Phillips. I like that just as well, although that's the sportswriters name for him, with not as colorful a back story as the Daley story. Be cool if some of the people here who set themselves up as blog historians actually knew some of the history.

    Anyhow - read up on last year:

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/cowley/9794798-452/ted-phillips-not-george-mccaskey-seems-to-be-in-charge-of-the-bears.html

    George McCaskey making decisions? Don't make me fucking laugh.

    And read the part about how Crane Phillips went out of his way to tell everyone that Ginny said it was okay.

    Now tell me again how she's like the old man in the tent in Being There. Because if anybody is Peter Sellers Chauncey Gardener in this sad tale, it's George McCaskey.

    Ginny likes Lovie like Miss Daisy likes her driver. So, while she breathes - he stays. Regardless of outcome tomorrow.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    George McCaskey earned his job as Chairman of the Bears. He paid his dues. He was senior director of ticket operations for about 20 years. Not to shit down your throat, but the McCaskey's deserve their increased wealth at the expense of Chicago taxpayers. After all, they did bribe the right politicians, which deserves reward.

    I could swear I read about moochers like the McCaskey's before in some novel. Inherited wealth maintained not by providing a good product or having merit, but through bribing the right politicians and getting special favors. I think it's called crony capitalism. I believe the book I'm referring to is called Atlas Shrugged.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    So you are cool with a 100% inheritance tax?

  • Fyi posting here via iphone..suuuucks...bear the fuck down!! Zona game was awesome and i just recovered..again while i havent posted in awhile, here it is...in ruidoso, nm and saw a lions fan..fyi.. I made him my bitch...bears gonna win and queens lose..that is it...no bullshit, this is it for us. All the other shit we talked, our heartache, us going to games, us aggravating our ulcers, telling our wives/gfs to fuck off cause our bears fucked us, bottom line it is this...they owe us...our bears owe us..let us unite, braveheart style, and get a win!!! If not i may end up in jail down here in this po-dunk town ..plus, i hope that shit pile cheesebastard throws for 20 tds...BEAR DOWN!!!!!

  • Season of destiny, you glorious bastards.

    One way or the other, it's fucking on....now let's BEAR DOWN.

  • SPACE MOUNTAIN!!!!!!!

  • U-oh. I think I hear THE FAT LADY warming up in Minnesota.

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