Guest Reverend's Rant & Four Weekend Gambling Ideas

Guest Reverend's Rant & Four Weekend Gambling Ideas

Last weekend I took a shot with the Cincinnati Bengals and they let me down. All four games were covered by the favorites and all four games failed to hit the over. (Read: Vegas took a bath.) This weekend I present a bet for every game. One bet - prop or otherwise - to keep you excited about the prospect of making some money this weekend.

Ravens under 17.5 vs. Broncos

Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense flung the ball all over the field, at home, against a pretty terrible Colts defense and scored 24 in the win. Now they'll travel to Denver, into the altitude, against the NFL's best edge rushers down the stretch. The Ravens had no answer for Robert Mathis a week ago and they'll have none for Miller and Dumervil this week.

Packers at Niners - First Score of Game - FG or Safety (+125)

Someone in Vegas has determined it is more likely for this contest to open its scoring with a touchdown than a field goal. I have to believe this has much to do with the fact that the kicking will be done by Mason Crosby or David Akers/Ryan Longwell. I'm not scared away. And if I can get the + from Vegas for an opening FG I am ALWAYS going to take it.

Seattle at Atlanta - Over 46 Points

Can Atlanta stop the run on early downs? Not particularly well. Can they rush the quarterback? Not particularly well. Does Seattle have an answer on their roster to contain Tony Gonzalez, a player who I believe will be possessed en route to what he believes is his finest chance for a title? No. There will be points in Atlanta and I think more than 50 of em. (I think it's a 27-24 kinda game.)

New England -9 Houston

Here's why I am going with the Pats and the points: I think New England is a terrific team and I think Houston - after starting 11-1 - stinks. Brady could throw for 450 Sunday afternoon.


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  • Jeff makes some good points about the head coaching search. None of us really know who would be good or bad.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    That's the most intelligent comment I've read on the search so far.

    Aside : I did not know this. The first message sent across Arpanet by Larry Roberts was "LOG" ... he was trying to type LOGIN but it crashed after G. Not quite "Watson come here I need you", but it's something. Log.

  • Irish,

    Have you seen the Zeitgeist movies?

    If you haven't, they're right up your alley.

    In my opinion, every human on the planet should watch these movies. If you don't, you're implicitly saying that the status quo is okay with you. Many on this blog, and indeed the majority of this country's citizenry, would (I believe) paint people like Irish and myself who agree with most of the premises and conclusions of these movies as conspiracy theorists. This is a cop out. To believe that a person who questions authority and believes that the power holders of this or any other institution would not possibly collude to bring about questionable laws, regulations, wars, ... haven't read their history books and live in a land of fairy tales and denial. Moreover, many of today's societal ills haven't come simply from conscious efforts of the power elite, but as these films attempt to show, come from the very nature of our socio-economic system. In short, they are inevitable consequences of an inherently flawed system. A system that must be analyzed by it's citizenry and recognized for it's antiquated inherently flawed axioms. A system that must be, not tweaked, not corrected, not fixed, but simply replaced.

    I say all this knowing full well the lengths our country's founders and subsequent soldiers and citizens have gone to make this a proud great nation. In my not so humble opinion, many of those same people would be ashamed at the current incarnation that this system has become. To not anaylyze, consider, and be willing to question the power elite, the current laws, and everything that we possibly can, is to neglect and abuse the very responsibilities that we as citizens have to make the country and the world the best it can possibly be. Not the best it can possibly be for the 1% that currently controls 40% of the worlds wealth, but the best it can possibly be for every citizen of this planet earth. A planet that has enough resources and technology to house, clothe, and feed every human who inhabits it.

    So I ask you. Nay, I beg you. Watch these movies and do so with a mind open to the possibility that things are not what they seem. You'll surely find something that you don't agree with. Don't turn it off at this point. Keep watching. For I believe that for every premise or conclusion of these movies that you find erroneous, you'll find several more that may just open your mind to truths you had not previously believed possible.

    Zeitgeist - The Movie. Much more conspiratorial than the other two.

    Zeitgeist - Addendum. More about the flaws in the system, rather than the corruption that is an inevitable consequence thereof.

    Zeitgeist - Moving Forward. Like Addendum but with a more solution oriented feel.

    These are long movies. We are all pressed for time. If you can't find the time to watch all of them and you must choose one, I'd recommend Moving Forward. But really, I think they're all must see t.v. And if after watching the movies with an open critical mind, you find things you don't agree with. I urge you to put the insults aside (like calling guys like Irish and myself conspiracy theorists or telling me to leave if I'm not happy with the country). Rather, come to the blog and let's have a free flowing exchange of dialogue and debate, you know, the very things a free society (democratic?) depends on.

    I, for one, would really like to have these types of conversations. This blog is a nice model of today's society. We have all types here. And I'd like to hear the opinions and ideas of everybody. I just hope we can keep it civil.

    Please watch.

    If you don't want to flood the board with politics, I'd be more than willing to engage in private debates or conversations. In particular, to those who want to move towards solutions, I'd love to have these conversations even more.

    docnitty34 at gmail

  • Holy shit, Doc. I didn't realize you were a loony kook who may or may not believe in black helicopters! I guess I'm part of the lunatic fringe too. I'll have to check out the Zeitgeist movies. Have you watched the Money Masters? Irish turned me on to that a few years ago. I've got quite a few friends to watch it.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    No. But I imagine there's some similar content in the Zeitgeist movies. Much of which is devoted to economics and such.

    The economic principles in the movies, in particular, are some of the things I'd like input from some of you more economically knowledgeable folks (rabbit et al.)

    I'll check it out though. Netflix?

  • You can watch it on you tube in 22 parts or the movie as a whole. It's about the history of money. It's about 3 hrs and 15 minutes.

    Rabbit's pissed off right now. Wisconsin is kicking the shit out of Illinois in basketball. Why is he called rabbit? Just curious.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    It's his PS3 moniker for some reason.

  • fucks like a rabbit?
    runs around the MW3 battlefield like a rabbit?

  • Money masters is quite long, his other one is good - The secret of Oz. The Wizard of Oz was actually about money as debt. In the book, Dorothy's slippers are actually silver, representing the silver standard, and the Great Oz was Harding I think. Baum wanted to bring America's attention to the problem of bankers running everything. Cool guy.

  • Good for you, Doc! I salute you, sir. Yes, I've seen them. I don't watch TV anymore, I watch Youtube. As far as I know, it was a Neo-con think tank called something like 'New Century' that came up with the term 'Conspiracy theorist' in order to disenfranchise anyone who dared question the powers that be. The Zeitgeist movies are all on Youtube, as is The Secret of Oz and The Moneymasters by Bill Still, which are excellent documentaries on money, and which outline exactly how bankers milk nations of their wealth. In Britain, for example, the Bank of England services all of the ATMs and sells each ten pound note to the banks ... for ten pounds. This comprises 3% of all the money in Great Britain. The other 97% is created out of thin air by banks in deposit accounts. In the USA, the citizens don't even benefit from this 3% - because the Federal Reserve of course, aren't Federal at all, they're just private banks who coined the term 'Federal Reserve' to fool the average joe into thinking it was the government and everything was cool. Everything is not cool.

    The Federal Reserve Act is 100 years old next month, and since 1933, Americans have been paying off a loan from the Fed which can never be repaid and the tally is up past 16 trillion dollars now. Your birth certificates, your national parks and federal territories, are all held as collateral on that loan. The gold that used to be in Fort Knox is listed on their asset sheets. The numbers on your birth certs are traded as derivatives on Wall Street. Up to and in excess of a trillion dollars a year goes to servicing the interest repayments on that fateful bridging loan, and when combined with the cost of maintaining 135+ military installations around the planet, it's amazing that there isn't blood on the streets. People have been convinced that there is a terrible threat from a bunch of nutters in towels who have nothing but AK47s, and that fighting them is worth more than having healthcare, decent schools and a decent standard of living in what is supposed to be a prosperous nation. It's not prosperous, it's broke, has been for 80 years - and that's not right.

    It's sad that everyone in congress - with the notable exception of Ron Paul - completely ignore the issue of the Federal Reserve. It's sadder still that Ron Paul could only dance around the issue in his dealings with Ben Bernanke ... he knows what happened to JFK, who knew what time it was and wanted the American dollar backed by silver. It's curious that in the new Lincoln movie, only slavery is mentioned, when his 'greenbacks' are completely omitted. People might start asking why they were needed, and then a whole can of worms might be opened up. Congressmen are either implicit in the scam, or they're unaware of it. Either way, they all need to get educated as to where their money is coming from and at what cost to the American people.

    America is the last great hope of the free world, but since Reagan de-regulated the banks, they've lost the run of themselves and the system is out of control, worldwide. There will be more massive recessions, banks create them by contracting the volume of money in circulation - something which only governments should be allowed to do, and that is in your constitution as a safeguard, except that the constitution is only a piece of paper, as George W pointed out.

    If we ensure that banks work for us, and not the other way around, then this could be a beautiful planet, more like Gene Roddenberry's vision than George Orwell's.

    Go Bears.

  • And this is oalmost 200 years old ...

    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

    “I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816.

    Sound familiar?

  • In The Creature from Jekyll Island, the author proposes a choice whether you should believe that history is based on accident and fortuitous timing, or that powerful people manipulate events to their advantage.

    I know my choice.

  • I believe just about anything could be true Doc. I've dipped my toe in these waters before. And I am absolutely certain powerful people are indeed
    manipulating policy to benefit themselves. But at the end of the day, what do you intend to do about it? This is where I get stuck and sign off. I have two kids to raise and a life I'm really enjoying. I've busted my ass for what I've got. I am not willing to spend what little time I have here in an utterly futile effort. Don't get me wrong. I see people struggling and do what I can to help. I also see a far larger percentage gaming the system that provides for them. And the kicker? They get to vote for people that will continue to feed, clothe, and shelter them. It's everywhere. The system sucks, but the social climate is worse. There is no point in spending a lifetime changing the systemby degrees, when half of us don't want it changed or are indifferent. A wise man once said "There is a time and a place for hard fucking." It's now Doc. Fuck it.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Our fear should be whether Phil Emery knows who would be good or bad.

  • Never really looked much at opening score props before, but you can get a + for FG in every game this weekend Jeff. Some naive math supports TDs being a lot more likely. Running a sharper model based on game logs wouldn't be very hard. Wouldn't expect to be able to beat Vegas & the vig very reliably on that bet unless the public bets are skewing the line pretty badly.

  • In reply to reprisal:

    One thing I learned this year about betting on football was that stringing together three spread bets, even two, was near impossible. A friend told me he was talking to a guy who bet on football for a living and he got hammered this season. Call it parity, call it inconsistency from teams - bu those handicappers know what they're doing. The .5 in spreads is also a killer. I don't mind a push, but those decimals are killers.

  • Vegas didn't get rich by accident.

  • +1.5 (See how I did that?)

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Crap, lost again. I had you on the under!

  • do teams just forget week in and week out that all Torrey Smith does is go long?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Champ looks old.

  • Trindon Holliday is 5'5 ?? How did he get into the stadium unaccompanied?

  • i think he ran 40yards past old fat white security guards in about 4.21 seconds.

  • The NFL must address this complete shitstorm that is the referee inconsistency.

    Our receivers get absolutely raped and it costs us games and Peyton gets ticky tack bullshit calls that extend drives and allow touchdowns.

    somethings got to give. The referees are so bad that Seattle and Minnesota are/were in the playoffs.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    If an alien were to somehow only pick up this blog light years away, they'd remark, "That species sure produces some angry babies..."

  • Wow. Really? Are we going into overtime Denver? 3 man rushes on must pass downs sucks beyond belief. What a great game though.

  • Double wow. 36 seconds, timeouts. Decker, Thomas, Holliday is a receiver and you don't take a couple shots??

  • This game had bizarro world written all over it since the start. I could care less who wins. I'm just enjoying the exciting action.

  • Baltimore needs to hurry up and win so I can watch the Packers die.

  • Looks like McCoy is extra available for interview #2 now.

    Go 9ers.... blech

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the Broncos playcalling.

  • In reply to Shady:

  • I was impressed with Corey Graham's play... glad a former Bear is getting to start and shine.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    Still don't understand why we let him go.
    Niners Packers. Hmmm. Hope the field implodes a la Batman: Dark Knight Rises.

  • because angelo and lovie were and still are complete shitshows. garbage incarnate.

  • Exhibit A. Peyton Manning. Hearing this guy is money his whole career. Won a millon games blah blah yada yada. One bullshit superbowl win in which he sucked and still came out with the MVP somehow. How many playoffs has noodle-arm choked in now?

  • Regular Season Champ. See also, Matt Ryan.

  • Martz is interviewing with the Raiders. Sweet Jesus is that a messed up club.

  • Looks like Dan Dierdorf will be sobbing in bed tonight with his Peyton Manning doll.

    Doc - There are basically TWO ECONOMIC theories (philosophies) - capitalism and the more recent Marxism.

    There are many economic philosophers, given the number of Schools of Business in universities throughout the world, yet no one has come up with another system. Any thoughts?

    Be sure to read Harry G. Frankfurt's philosophical book.

    Best regards - Jack

    Is Jay Cutler as good as Colin Crapernick? Just asking.

  • In reply to Jack Lacan:

    I think those two are perhaps the most well known, but how about socialism or bartering (many anarchist advocate the bartering system)?

  • In reply to Jack Lacan:

    Pure capitalism would almost be acceptable, but it's been replaced by Corporatism. The systems aren't the problem, it's the bankers. Socialism works, capitalism works ... as long as people are put first, which never happens. Virtually every government is corrupt to some degree, or they pander to the people who keep them in power. James Madison himself said that the constitution was designed to keep the power and wealth in the hands of the few.

  • "Pure capitalism would almost be acceptable" ?

    Is this the pure capitalism that lead to chimney sweepers, 18 hour work days, highly hazardous working conditions, child labor, slavery and no health care or retirement plan for the common worker? How about fingers in our meat products?

    I agree with most of the analysis of Libertarians, but I do NOT agree with their proposed solutions.

    Like you say, most governments are corrupt because HUMANS are corrupt, which is why we need safe guards to protect many and not just one.

    Here are two of my favorite quotes on the subject:

    " The last end of the state is not to dominate men, nor to restrain them by fear; rather it is so to free each man from fear that he may live and act with full security and without injury to himself or his neighbor. The end of the state, I repeat, is not to make rational beings into brute beasts and machines. It is to enable their bodies and their minds to function safely. It is to lead men to live by, and to exercise, a free reason; that they may not waste their strength in hatred, anger and guile, nor act unfairly toward one another. Thus the end of the state is really liberty.

    - Spinoza, 1670s"

    ""In any case the slave is nobler than his modern masters - the bourgeoisie. It is a sign of the inferiority of ninteenth century culture that the man of money should be the object of so much worship and envy. But these business men too are slaves, puppets of routine, victims of busy-ness; they have no time for new ideas; thinking is taboo among them, and the joys of the intellect are beyond their reach...see how they climb, these swift apes! They climb over one another, and thus drag themselves into the mud and depths"

    "There are socialists who will admire the book of Zarathustra; but their admiration is not wanted." Nietzsche however later grudgingly concedes, "Perhaps even some degree of socialism, dangerous as that is, would be justified here:' we should take all the branches of transport and trade which favor the accumulation of large fortunes - especially therefore the money market - out of the hands of private persons or companies"


    John Stuart Mills also had a line saying that he was free to swing his arms about just so long as he didn't hit anyone...

    Let the offseason officially commence!

  • In reply to Jack Lacan:

    Which book? 'On Bullshit' ? I like this from Amazon :

    One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory."

    Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.

    Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

  • I think Socrates said the same exact thing about Sophists a few thousand years ago.

    It ended in Hemlock.

    More things change...

  • Niners need to start generating some sort of pass-rush here.

  • If you lower your voice and put your head down and say Harbaugh twice it sounds like vomiting.

  • Amazing...I've heard many announcers, analysts and former players already describe Wilson and Kaepernick as "poised".

    I don't think I've ever heard anyone in all the years going back to Denver ever describe Cutler as "poised".

    If anyone has any youtube footage of such an event, please point me to it.

  • Poised Jay Cutler youtube result:

  • In reply to DYLbear23:


    More like pumped.

    His arms are almost as big as my guns. My workout? Picking up and putting down the PS3 controller.

  • dude, why won't you play with us?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm grounded.

    I don't own one of those headpieces like you true gamers, so if I do join you guys, I'd be silent, but deadly (like my farts).

    What's your game handle again?

    Maybe I'll surprise you guys with a grenade up your asses! Actually, I'd probably get shredded, like cheeseheads tonight.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB I really did try a few months ago, picked up a copy of MW3 for PS3, I got your handles from Nitty, played a few rounds on my own. I just can't get used to playing that game after playing BF3. Don't think I can play COD anymore after these last couple games, it's a shame cuz I really do want to wage war with you fellas.

  • Punting on 4th and 4 from midfield down two scores in the 4th?

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    McCarthy is a fucking dunce.

  • Ha ha. Kopernicus just made the Pack look stupid jumping on 4th & 1.

  • Oh, this is sooooo sweet.

    I feel like I should go have sex or something to celebrate.

  • Is it to early to say FUCK YOU fudgepecker trolls?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    It's never too early, lobo.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    325 rushing yards against. Clown team.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    they won't be showing up here for a while, at least we can thank the 9ers for that.

    And that ass-spanking they gave us most likely lead to Emery concluding Lovie will never win the big one, so we can sorta thank them for that too...

  • how fucking awesome was that game.

    Rodgers and his merry band of cuntbags getting fabsolutely ASS RAPED on nat tv.

    So. Fucking. Awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB.......very fucking awesomeness

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    yes indeed lobo, yes indeed.

    even with the absolute goft from the refs.

    This will hopefully put a fucking end to all the disgustingly terrible packers ads for fuck sake.

    Rodgers... DEAD.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that.... gift

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "That's Entertaiment"

  • gaaaaaaaarbage tiiiiiiiiime.

  • Quite a day for the Harbaugh bros.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Possible Harbaugh. SB?

    got close last year

  • BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHahahahahaha... fuck the packers.

    Hey shady, how about some death by SMAW... to the face!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I will hoist you by your own petard. Shortly.

  • Wow. So that's what a great NFL offensive line looks like. It took me a while to recognize it because it's been so long since I've seen one.

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    Staley with one arm is better than Webb with two.

    Also, this just in, if a team RUNS the ball, that means less sacks!

    Holy shit, who knew!?

  • Oh yeah. Puck the Fackers.

  • Anyone still want McCoy?

    Granted, he was down to his 3rd HB and it wasn't McCoy who told Peyton to do his best Favre impression...

  • Zero Dark Thirty.
    Awesome movie, unlike that piece of crap 'Seal Team Six' which looked like it was made by the SyFy channel and should have starred Debbie Gibson. Good script, well directed by Kathryn Bigelow. I even shed a tear. Just one mind.

    I believe the vernacular is ... get some. Watching this movie might give even more closure than when it actually happened ....

    ,,,if it did ....


    Nah, great movie. Didn't realise they crashed one of the two stealth choppers they went in on.

  • .... or did they?



  • So, Rodgers throws the INT to Terrell Brown and FOX's Troy, "THE ACHE MAN" immediately turns A-Rod Apologist.

    I paraphrase...

    "It was OK for Rodgers to throw that INT because it was 3rd down and they would have had to punt anyway. Unfortunately they (The Packers) were unable to get him (Terrell Brown) down before he ran it back to give the 49ers great field position."


    No kidding, Sherlock?

    THAT'S your analysis???

    Coudn't just be a "poor decision" or "bad throw" by Aaron Rodgers?

    It was Jordy Nelson's fault for not saving Mr. Rodgers from a nasty overthrow.

    Lame, Troy. SOOOO lame.

    Here's MY analysis of THAT analysis:

    You're fired.

    A-Rod's a great QB but even HE "screws the pooch" now and again, Troy.

    Feel free to say so.

    Oh, and way to just sit there and not offer a dissenting opinion, Joe Buck. Your Daddy would be so proud.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Troy will defend his faves and bash the Cutlers no matter what, it's sadly biased. Like his QB rating. So what's Aikman's QB rating, and then what's his Aikman rating? Could his ego be that big that he sat down one day and paid a stats undergrad to come up with a way of running his numbers a little better?

  • Yes. His ego is that bug. Wouldn't it be great to have that cocksucker suit up and try to play with the cast of characters Cutty's had in Chicago? Might offer him a little perspective.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Don't forget, early in his Cowboy career he was 14 & 23 before he was surrounded by all pros. And he threw 20+ TD in a season passes exactly ONCE in his career.

    I know, I know, Emmitt Smith was sucking up the TDs left and right but what does THAT say about the success of the Cowboy's offense back then?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ache for man is one of the worst announcers and biggest homer i've ever seen. It's honestly embarrassing to watch.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Didn't he go 1-15 his rookie year?

  • Cowboys did. He only went 0-11.

  • Wonder where Cheese went?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    It went bad.

  • Only saw parts of each game. How did the Donks so completely fall asleep at the end of regulation? How does a WR get behind the CB and Safety? Unreal.

    What a shame about the Fudgies. That should keep the cheese factor to a minimum around here for a while.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    fucking choker loosers 2 years in a row now... priceless.

  • Little Dommy Capers headed for unemployment

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Really think so? Even with those dynamite "Halftime Adjustments"?

  • Dude - nice prevent coverage

    Hope you had your Lifecall necklace

  • In reply to gpldan:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Once again, all it does is "Prevent" victory.

    3 man rush. No pressure. I don't care if you have 8 guys back, after 4-5 seconds the coovergae scheme breaks down and "shit happens"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yup. 4 man rush with at least one blitzer ...

  • my day yesterday:

    mimosas and breakfast in bed
    great day of football watching
    zero dark thirty for date night

    god I love football....and breakfast...and well done movies...and cool wives

  • In reply to Waffle:

    halleluja. No idea what the last one is, but you put two seemingly totally and completly unrelated words together... but hell yes to the rest.

  • With Saturday done, you sure blew your first two prop bets. Better luck today, but if yesterday is any guide, better take the over.

  • Aaron Rodgers highlight of the night:


    Reg speed:

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    that was disgusting and creepy all in the same uncomfortable moment. yuck.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is he saying something, or just loosening-up that pretty mouth of his?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    He's just showing what he planned to do to Kaepernick later. Get those lips nice and loose.

  • 21 second mark.

    Cutty's more creative twin brother? Holy cow.

  • and check out this BRILLIANT headline, "49ers' upstart QB Kaep-sizes Packers"

    Baaaahahahahahahaa... heeee... heeeeeheheh... hee... he... um, yeah.

  • sexiest woman alive (according to some mag) is a Bears fan:

    ...oh, and her douchey boyfriend too.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do I lose my man card if I don't think she is the sexiest woman alive?

    It's kinda funny growing up watching "That's 70's Show" and seeing Kutcher as a Bear fan because he did the typical Packer fan so well.

  • She's pretty hot. Loses some hotness for going out with Kutcher.

  • I'm not sure his character was really a packer fan. Remember that Kelso loved Brian's Song and ended up moving to Chicago.

  • In reply to Nagurski:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    love Mila Kunis. Don't know if she's sexiest alive but I know I'd feel quite alive getting sexy with her.

    She seems like a cool chick that happens to be smoking hot.

    Also, I would like the Falcons to blank the Hawks so people can get off of Wilson's nutsack.

    Don't get me wrong I love seeing a kid like Wilson do well. 3rd round pick because of just his height, beats out the starter being handed a job and does well.

    Then pundits start talking like he's Joe Fucking Montana.

    Do you guys know how many lucky fucking breaks had to go his way to get into the playoffs in the first place and to win against the Redskins?

    I'll take the 20 things and summarize it into a couple:

    1. The replacement refs had to fuck up one of the most obvious calls of all time to get a W against the Packers. He was 10 of 21 for 130yds and completed 46 percent of his passes.

    2. The Bears had to drop 2 TD's, drop a game ending INT, have 3 OPI's not called, 2 of which resulted in TD's drives that the league had to contact the Bears for and fucking APOLOGIZE and Cutler to have a 119 rating while losing which had never happened in his entire career.

    3. The Redskins dropped a brutal Wilson INT in the endzone and dropped a fumbled handoff by Wilson, both of which resulted in TD drives and a 3rd sack fumble that somehow bounced back into the hands of the OL of seattle. Then Washington had to piss away a 14 pt lead by keeping a QB in the game that had one leg while their backup waited on the sidelines and could be seen shaking his head in disgust while he questioned why he wasn't being asked to warm up.

    Holy shit perspective.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'm with you Johnny.

    I have nothing against Wilson, but the Seahawks have become like the Lions.

    Their dormant fanbase gets a few wins and suddenly they're going around boasting they're the greatest team ever. DOUCHES.

    I also agree they were very fortuitous this year. We were on the opposite end of that, but hey - it got Lovie fired, and aside from winning the SB, that's the best thing that could have happened to the Bears.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I actually saw her at a Hollywood Bowling alley a few years back.

    Didn't know she was a Bears fan, or I might have had an opening!

    Actually, she was nothing to write home about. Very cute, petite, but NO ass.

    Maybe she's done a few lunges and has hit the thigh master since.

  • I'd piledrive it into her endzone for sure ... etc.

  • How the fuck is Walt Coleman an all-star referee?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Mind boggling. Only explanation is grading on the curve. Scary.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Was it Walt that fucked both us and the lions up?

    I got a good chuckle at Jerome Boger last night. "incidental" facemasks, Packers players hitting SF players out of bounds and blatant OPI from the Pack. They are (almost) all as bad as each other.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Screwed the Lions on Thanksgiving. Walt's crew officiated the Bears loss at Minnesota this year.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Hol-e shit, I did't know he was involved in the Tuck rule as well!

  • Pete Carrol is a fucking tool.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Look on his face when the Falcons went up by 20 was priceless. I might look it up, download, print, frame and hang it up on my wall of shame...

  • Corporatocracy - ok.

    The first Zeitgiest film is incomprehensible.

    The most recent is much more "sensible".

    Looks like the Seahawks got off the plane in Portlandia - which is a far better place than Atlanta.

    It's genetic...

  • This just in -

    Emery interviewing head coach at Mt. Carmel High School.

    Do not confuse with the Mother Superior of the Carmelite sisters on Golf Ave.

  • Isn't the Falcon's o-cord interviewing for Emery?

    Thus far, he's calling a helluva game. I'd grade him an A.

    McCoy's team racked up 35 points but two of those TDs were on returns, so something like 21 points against the Ravens ain't too shabby, esp with choke artist Manning and a 3rd string rook HB.

    Still, they lost, and if I had to grade McCoy it would be like a B.

    Seachickens O-cord looking O.K. though not using Lynch on that 3rd and 4rth and 1 left me scratching my head.

    Still, the Seachickens are moving the ball effectively, it's just that chump Pete who keeps wanting to go for it instead of settling for FGs.

    I'd give Bevell a C+ thus far.

  • Let's sure as hell hope that this years draft is way better for Emery than last years. Other than Jeffry he overdrafted/missed on every dude. And NO it's not too early to tell that. Anyone who watches football knows last years draft blew ass.

  • In reply to Justin:

    Seahawks had a solid draft

    1. Irvin (DE starting rotation)
    2. Wagner (starting MLB)
    3. Wilson (starting QB)
    4. Turbin (contributing RB)

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Look at what the Colts did with their picks after Luck. It was amazing. And the Bears have the stiffs Emery drafted. Frustrating...

  • In reply to Justin:

    I think Rodriguez could pan out if used correctly. jeffrey is going to be a stud. Shea needs to go to workout with Clay Matthews and get some angry NFL strength.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hardin, McCoy and other nameless faceless DB's were wasted picks

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Urlacher said Hardin looked 'built' in camp and he was flying around - I was looking forward to seeing him.

  • oh jesus irish. the guy had never played a down of safety in his life and he hadn't completed a single season of football in the last 4 years... you're expecting what out of this guy?

    Common maings.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Jeffry needs to get a lot of muscle added. He was way to weak. I don't think he'll ever be a stud. But he could be a #2 for sure. I like Shea's motor, but that dude looks like a boy among men out there.

  • In reply to Justin:

    weak? he's not Brandon Marshall or Demaryius Thomas. He's a big dude that, if taught the proper techniques, will be a force to be reckoned with. Marshall will help him develop this offseason.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    He's tall, but very skinny. He can't fully use his size because of lack of strength.

  • In reply to Justin:

    So the WR we drafted that we were warned would show up too heavy is now too skinny?

  • In reply to Justin:

    Maybe he had a beer gut in the offseason or something. He had the weakest looking arms on the team. And looked very weak against press coverage. Just saying....

  • In reply to Justin:

    He's 6'-3" and 220lbs. Marshall is 6'-4" and 230lbs. Pretty proportionate.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I don't even like thinking about our draft class compared to some other teams.

    6th rounder Alfred Morris
    3rd rounder TY Hilton
    How bout 4rth round CB Chris Givens or a 5th T/G Zebrie Sanders.

    That's not even taking into consideration who we could have drafted instead of Chicken Dinner...

  • In reply to Justin:

    You calling time on McClellin already? Give the guy time (in the gym). Only real problem with the draft for me was not taking a flier on Burfict ... or taking a center ... but if they didn't reckon there was a center worth taking then okay. I don't think there *was* a center on the all-rookie team anyway.

  • If you're a Falcons fan you have to be shaking your head at Ryan's inability to win a playoff game after solid regular seasons.

    Also, TE Zach Miller fucking killed it today. What does it feel like to have a TE do that???

  • I love football so fucking much.

  • Pete Carroll is such a cocksucking pussy. Calls timrout and then gets pissed when the guy misses it and says he didn't call it.

    Matt Ryan, your xmas present has been delivered early.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I wanted the Seahawks to win just to stick it to Matt Ryan and his overrated Falcons. But as soon as Pete iced the kicker and they showed the replay of him doing it, my God I loved it. Suck a dick Pete. Suck. A. Dick.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I love how he told the ref bullshit when the ref pointed out that Pete told him directly to call a timeout.....and the replay confirmed the words flowing out of his mouth. classic.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I think Pete was mad that the Falcons got a free kick, esp since Bryant missed the first try.

    Pete was trying to call the T.O. before the snap, so they wouldn't get a freebie, but what the hell are the refs supposed to do, intercept the snap?

    Can't stand Pete either. I'm sure MB loves him too esp since he hates S.C.

  • I actually like pete. Think he's a fucking risk taking badass... kind of a dbag though.

    I have seen vids of his days at SC and his players LOVE fucking LOOOOOVE him. Decent coach.

    ...oh yeah, fuck SC.

  • Good game. Wanted to see Wilson v Keapernick, but I don't really give a damn.

  • What the fuck is this shit?

    "Thanks for commenting. Before your message appears, an administrator will have to approve it."


  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    You sure that happened on this blog? Other CN blogs are moderated, but never this one, afaik. Maybe you mis-clicked?

    Then again, any glitch is possible.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    It came up when I replied to Waffle above.

    Other CN blogs?


  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I don't know about Jenny's (ex) blog. I don't think I ever tried to comment there. Many of the wingnut blogs are moderated. Chickenshits.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Jenny Milkers.Or something. Occasionally we crash another blog. I think it makes them feel better to get a hit or two - even if it's very surreal ....

  • In reply to DYLbear23:


    That's a first. Never had that happen or even heard of it.

    Maybe European cyber-censures?

  • I'm more curious as to who the administrator was that reviewed it, because it got posted within 5 mins of me being told I may have been naughty and yet when the gnome code gets broken the situation rages on for days until the blog is almost ready to collapse in on itself.

    Roll on April.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I've had that happen in the past, but not in a long time.

  • And now I'm getting these the first time I post something : "Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!"

  • GAH! I JUST GOT ONE! "Your comment will be moderated shortly ...."

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    That's just for YOUR posts.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Yeah, we had all had a talk when you weren't around, man. Sorry. It's got to be like this now. You just weren't being cool enough brah.

  • Brady is going to teabag the Texans

  • a few bear fans from Dalton Mountain sang this song when chicago
    lost the love

  • Russell Wilson was amazing today. A few bad coaching decisions in the first half probably cost Seattle the game. Oh well. Wilson is extremely elusive in the pocket, but did anyone else notice all the different protection schemes the Seahawks used to protect him? That's what I thought the Bears were going to do this year with Cutler since he's so mobile.

    The three playoff games so far have been fun as hell to watch. I loved GB getting massacred. I hope this last game turns out to be just as much fun.

  • In reply to TheFifth:


    Those 6 points Pete left on the board in the first half sure would have come in handy.

    I was actually paying attention to the Falcon's D strategy to contain Wilson and the read option. I'm somewhat obsessed in trying to figure out ways to beat it.

    The Falcons almost played a 3-4, assigning a DE to essentially spy him. It had interesting results.

    The pass rush didn't pressure Wilson much, but Wilson couldn't find anyone down-field, so he dumped it off to the TE Miller to the tune of 140 yds.

    Other times, Wilson bolted, and ran for about 70 yds to go along with his 300 + yds passing.

    It was a mixed bag. The Falcon's scheme worked in the first half, but not so much in the second. It was more of a "contain" style that just BARELY worked.

    In the future, I see McClellin playing that spy DE role. Shea already spied on a few QBs in much the same way, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Falcons got their idea from us (most teams use a LB to spy).

  • Nice job, Schaub. Shittiest un-picked pass of the playoffs.

  • Billichick gonna shut Foster down and dare Schuab and Johnson to beat Tallib.

  • The Patriots can call and execute a play in 3 seconds. When the Bears had Lovie as coach they would waste 3 timeouts a game because they couldn't get a play called in 35 seconds.

    I'm looking forward to the next coach and a new offense.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    bang! bang!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    The Texans were like the AFC version of the Bears.

    Good D, good RB, good specials, great WR, but an inconsistent offense and mediocre H.C.

    That's why our game against them was like shadow boxing. If it weren't for Cutler getting knocked out of that game, we might have won, but it was essentially an even bout.

    Like I said since our first loss to GB this year...we need a better coach, and Emery thank god agreed.

    Can't wait for this next season.

    (Long winded - bang bang!)

  • Addendum

    Gotta say though, the Texans have a far superior Oline, however that might actually fool them into thinking they're elite.

    They'll probably be stuck with Kubiak and Schaub for years to come before they realize that neither are good enough to win SBs.

    At least we cut out Angelo and Lovie.
    Phillips would complete the trifecta, but I'm not holding my breath there.

  • this is cool:

    Totally off subject.

  • Blog broke? No comments in over 10 hours?

  • Bang fucking bang!

  • Tommy Lee Jones is NOT amused:

    (he is a badassmotherfucker though)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Gotta give him credit for not going for the phony amusement look. The shit that was on stage was very unfunny. Who would ever guess Kristin Wiig and Will Ferrell would do an unfunny bit?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:


    Yeah canada, TLJ strikes me as the opposite of phone. I imagine that his MIB and US Marshals characters were pretty much just him being him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    not e, y

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He doesn't strike me as a fun-loving guy. Great actor.

  • God people are fucking dumb:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kap is bringing guns to a knife fight, I will say that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love the fat guys doing it. Yeah those guns are really impressive! There isn't even a dimple of definition. The skinny guys guns look like you could use them to clean a one-hitter. If you've got guns I get it. If not, maybe you should wait for the next trend.

  • Can the Pats beat the Niners without Gronko? Even with him?

    The bird teams are just bumps in the road, this is a silver vs. gold Super Bowl.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm afraid you're right but I'm hoping Baltimore has one more good game in them. Have to laugh at all the football pundits that say Matt Ryan is now elite because he won a playoff game. Of course, it's all the same guys that have been saying he's elite for the last 5 years.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Why the love for the Stone Cold Killer World farewell Tour?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I hate the Pats more than the Ravens.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I would be a ravens fan if I wasn't a bears fan.

    Similar style of D, similar players, same basic color pallet. (same not-elite QB and RB)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    same reason Disney is so big... people have short memories when it comes to a nice story with a fairytale ending.

    They forget that the hero was once up on murder charges.

    I'll say that it seems he's turned his life around and for the last 5-6 years I've heard nothing but great, fatherly, leadership, god-fearing man stories about ol ray ray.

    Don’t you believe in redemption my son?

    (oh, and he's one of the greatest ILB of all time... and if there's one community who forgives and forgets in the face of greatness on the field it's the NFL community)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yes. Brady/Belicheat gives you a chance in any game. I also think Bill will have some shit cooked up for Kap that blows his mind.

  • Here's what I think happened to Bigelow and her co-producer guy:

    The CIA decided to come clean with them and tell them that we got key intel the nasty way. And what's in the movie is kind of what really happened, and it's the whole "we never got any actionable intel the nasty way" which is really just the PR smokescreen and a kind of moral high ground lie that we stand on, but that's not how it really works.

  • The most impressive thing about the Patties up-tempo is how they rope-a-dope it. They will look positively Bears-like at times, like they are struggling to get plays in from the sidelines and be really slow and low-tempo with long huddles and last second snaps.

    Then - they wait until the D has developed some bad substitution habits, and when the Texans were at their most undisciplined - BANG - ball is snapped as soon as the ref places it down. Boom, run draw in your face, give the Pats OL a good 2 seconds to drive out the block. Boom - TD.

    It's like watching Marvin Hagler fight.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I can't stand Bellichik but he is a great coach. I have nothing against Brady other than the media worships at his wiener.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    and his uhhhhggg boots.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Sure but think of all the great places it's been.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    You've got a good point there!

  • On a side note I just had to sample the famous "Takis" from the world famous video:

    Sorry, they don't hold a candle to flaming hot cheetos and the rarely seen but highly effective Jalapeno Cheetos at the bodega by my office.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    one of shady's favorites.

    Watching that scary video I was reminded of another from my youth.

    Call me old fashioned, but I'll take the original any day. Enjoy...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh yeah, and stop eating that shit Johnny... it's slowing your progress. (ha! sorry couldn't resist)

  • for coach:

    For shady:

    and this is for our friend from a while back:


  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • The funny thing about Jenny Milk's blog...
    When she touts the number of hits she got in one month, I think: Milk, you should be sending a thank you note to Jeff Hughes.
    I guarantee the metrics would show that there was a huge uptick in her views (and not by us) whenever we made an incursion to her comments.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    We need a rap song called "Milk fed" about those halcyon days. Or... not.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you write it... i don't think we've seen one of your originals in some time GP.

    Bust that shit out.... yo.

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