Super Bowl Preview II: Xs & Os with Cam Worrell [AUDIO]

Super Bowl Preview II: Xs & Os with Cam Worrell [AUDIO]

Special thanks to Cam for a terrific season. He'll be back around draft time and definitely around for the 2013 season.


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  • First biiiiiiaaaaatch.

    Wow, Cam's back. Brave after the welcome he got around here last time. whatever, I was cool wid him.

  • hey jeff... I have this theory.

    Gronk and Ryan Lochte were separated at birth.

  • Cameron Worrell was an awesome addition to da site this year. I do wish the two of you would talk about the offensive side of the ball more in detail though.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    maybe get rex for that?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Awesome. I just can't see Rexy not competing for a third string job somewhere. Could you imagine all of the trolls and Rex-bashing that would flood the comments? Somebody give us a Grossman Haiku!

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Rexy's not Sexy
    From the bench he can sling it
    A starter he's not.

  • Bringing in someone to talk offense next season. We'll have two weekly podcasts (I believe).

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    You gonna leave us hanging? Who?!

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    ..........................Rex Grossman!

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Conspiracy theory:

    Jeff's mystery contact is Johnny Knox. Jeff can't disclose this until he is officially released.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Spice Adams would be my vote.

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We know he has the time - and dude gets Lach, Forte, etc to show up in his videos.
    Jeff - you gotta go get Spice. He's on Facebook all the time.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I know he's looking for someone from the other side of the ball but I think Anthony Adams is great idea. Actually, didn't Jeff have Dez Clark lined up a few years back?

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    I vote for Rashaan Salaam - I hear he has the best smoke!

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Larry Rakestraw.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    If you want to give Mike Tice a call..

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Olin? Think about all the stories he'd have.

  • To Jeff regarding Tobi's last post regarding yet another interesting story he has to tell in the offseason.

    Can we have a special thread for these? I think the coat alone is worthy of a thread of it's own.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Alright, that's it. I try to add a little entertainment value to the blog to compensate for my very limited familiarity with football theory and Crunch belittles me every time. If it isn't football related, I'm not saying anything. My therapist says I have to work on my low self esteem issues but Crunch's comments aren't helping at all. Jeff, please make him stop...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    dude, bring that shit tobi, bring it all maings.

    Buttsteak, as your blog father I order you to stop making fun of tobi... he's our sensative kid.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought Jeff was my Blogfather. Do I have two fathers? Which one wears the pants.

    Jeff, make MB let me and Tobi play. Tobi can take it. The self-deprecating one's are always toughest of all.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I don't think I want to talk to you, Crunch. You are a BIG MEANY!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's right, I'm sensitive. That's why the color yellow makes me sad, too:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I'm pretty sure Crunch resides in the hinterlands of West Virginia.
    I don't think I'd let the fur coat jokes get to me, tobi.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yes. I've actually eaten road-kill, if that makes you feel any better Tobi.

  • meh, whatever:

    Give me Jim Cornelison any fucking day baby:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    gives me the damn chills every time.

    Oh, and to keep in character... me-yow baby!

  • Ah just watched this one for old times sake and the same question always pops up... WHY??!!

  • Thirty eight years ago today the greatest football player who ever lived on the planet was drafted by the Chicago Bears. The one and only Walter Payton.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Seems like it was yesterday (except when I get up in the morning). Even if he played for another team I would have always rooted for him. I thought Brandon showed some of Walter's traits this year. I'm not saying he's Walter part deux but I must say I was very impressed with Brandon all year. On and off the field.

  • fuck cam worrell

    Jeff, shame on you for not calling him out on that bullshit comment regarding Cutler. He pulled an MJD and you let him off the hook.

    You had a chance to step up and provide value/dispel ridiculous notions but you took the route of the Score or ESPN radio host and just played the part of the bitch and let it happen.

  • Let it go Johnny. If Cam's good enough to do these chats, we should allow for some give and take. You know I agree with ya about this but we should save the venom for trolls or other dipshits. Not for invited guests.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    agree. he does deserve some r-e-s-p-e-c-t for being a player and for the pic in these threads. Anyone that's smacked the fuck out of brett 'check out my small penis' farveeeerrrrrrr is good in my book.

    Besides, sometimes once in a while, people say things on twitter that are just top of head and are just stream of consciousness.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey MB I posted a link to Ride Idaho a few threads back. My 2 bike riding buddies and I will be part of it this year. I was wondering if you and/or Doc might have any interest? It's a fun ride (350 people) and they have a great route this year. It starts and ends in Couer d'Alene. 425 miles in a week. Here's the link;

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Let it go? nope.

    You don't think the blowback from that fucking knee conversation affected the Bears and Cutler???

    Cam's mentality about it is fucking retarded and I can't respect that no matter how many seasons he was on the practice squad. Motherfucker washed out of the league because of knee injuries for god's sake, you'd think he'd have half a fucking brain about the issue as he watched RG3 fuck his career and his team's chances to win a playoff game....and STILL brings up Cutler????? Fucking retard.

    fuck'em. I respect the talent to get to the NFL and that is where my respect for him ends until he man's the fuck up and admits he was being an idiot and was wrong.

  • I'm glad Jeff brings him on, but I am in no way kow-towing to him on the Cutler issue, former player or not.
    And I would think guys who appear should expect us to call them on their bullshit too.
    In fact, I think it would be awesome if Jeff developed some kind of Q and A or more interactive experience with the audience.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    A special Blog-pod edition of Johnny and Worrel. I'd love to hear that.

    I also like hearing a former Bear's angle who knows the Xs and Os of the D, especially the safety position which has been such a clusterfuck for years except for maybe last year.

    Even though I too disagree with Worrel's Cutler tweet, I don't think he should be banished from Da Blog. I mean, we've all said some pretty outrages things...I'm sure once upon a time, some may have even agreed with "Rex is our quarterback".

  • I listened all the way through. 20 minutes of Jeff doing his Horseshack impression from Kotter.

    But I didn't hear Worrell's shot at Cutler. Where is it?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think that was an old conversation.

  • Whoobe ur pick?

    I say Nine-ahs.

  • Ravens

  • It's superbowl week and since Chris Kluwe is a Raven I figured it's time to dust off this beauty , in case any of you haven't read it.

  • Doc thanks for linking the article. Kluwe is a punter for the BiQueens. BA plays for the Ravens. One more reason to pull for the Ravens!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Go ravens!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You're right. My mistake.

  • Speaking of gays, I just read this article about 10 minutes ago that someone posted on facebook. I thought it was an onion article at first.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    I used to have a Bichon Frise that was an Alpha male (pretty ridiculous for a 13 lb dog). He used to try and hump every dog even though he was fixed. When it was a male dog I know it was a dominance thing but still really embarrassing. I'd always tell the other dog owner that he was confused. If the other dog was a female I would always tell the other dog owner he was fixed but in denial. With the male dogs he hump them from the front, back sides, it didn't matter. Finally a terrier let him know that maybe he wasn't as dominant as he thought.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Bichon Frise?!?

    FUCK that. Hate white, fluffy little yaps

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...butI will add that pretty much all dogs are awesome when you get to know them... I'm just much more of a smooth, short haired dog guy personally.



  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I'm a total suck for both dogs and cats. Can't say I'm a big fan of Terriers but still like them if they have been trained not to be so fucking feisty. I've only been around a couple of Ridgebacks but they were incredible dogs. I don't mind pitbulls as long as the owners aren't idiots. So many times the owners encourage them to be aggressive. Not sure if they are trying to make up for being such complete weenies or they are just stupid. Unless a dog is brain damaged they all can be trained to be great companions. I always say you have to be smarter than the dog to train them.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Other than fish, growing up I never had pets (my parents felt eight kids were enough trouble - and they were right). However, don't tell Crunch this as it's just going to add to my reputation as I'm not sure what with him but my ex-wife left me with eight cats. Nobody wanted them and a couple have medical issues, so I'm pretty much stuck with them. Among other things, I guess that now makes me a crazy cat lady too...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I love cats but eight is too much of a good thing. I always had two at a time. Really miss having a cat but I sure don't miss the pet hair. The Havanese are non-shedding and have to be groomed. Good god, I sound like Paris Hilton. Sorry about that!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    yeah canada, I love pussy too.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Believe me, it wasn't my idea. I would have been perfectly happy with no cats. I was never really a cat person anyhow. But as I mentioned before, three of them need daily meds and the other five had feral parents so they're half crazy. The only alternative would be to put them all down and there's no way i could live with myself if I did that.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I had a rat terrier for 13 years. His picture currently resides as a tattoo on my right shoulder. He was small, so easy to take anywhere. Cute so chicks loved him. Boundlessly energetic for hikes and such. Never required a leash. And was so smart I could teach him a new trick in 5 minutes. When were in Alaska, I was always worried that some eagle would swoop down and eat him though. And due to his size and short hair, the cold wasn't his friend. He hated Alaska, and refused to go out in the rain. But damn was he a good dog.

    I remember one time, we were hiking in the woods in Southern Oregon. We passed two people on the trail who shouted "Oh hi Milo!" I have no idea who these people were and they didn't know me. But somehow, they new my dog.

    He was the best dog of all time. I miss him so.

  • I grew up with cats. Never had a dog until I moved to Canada. It's funny when you mentioned the couple knew your dog. We have an off-leash park close to our place. I know all the dog's names but none of the owners names.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:


    for the record, the first set of dogs I liked to aren't pitbulls, they're english bull terriers (I have two).Very, VERY different breed.

    EBT are VERY calm and loving dogs and don't have a mean bone in their body (as a breed... you can of course, like any dog, be trained to be mean/vicious).

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I wish I could have met them when I was there.

    Dogs > People

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yeah, don't get to see them very often now as they stayed behind to be with the kids and each other (and they're bro and sis and have never been apart). they are awesome man.

    The female is SO smart and just a tall, thin, wiry super-pistol... the boy is a fucking short, thick little BRICK and has this laid back I don't give a shit attitude. It's really funny because they have very similar personalities to my kids. Kinda weird the way that works out.

    I miss them a lot.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I had a feeling they might not be pitbulls. It's not like I'm Cesar Milan or anything. It sucks you aren't around them much now but you made the right decision. Being a grownup really sucks sometimes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    thanks canada, I very much appreciate the sentiments my man.

    I'll take NBs advice and not tell any terrible stories about dog visitation struggles here. Sucks.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The neighborhood I grew up in till 14 had more than it's fair share of white trash. Several of them had big doberman's to "guard" their back yards. The dogs almost never left the chain, and all of them were mean as hell. Another neighbor had a well trained doberman that was never on a leash, and knew what houses it was allowed to visit. The dog was friendly as hell and fun to horse around with.

    When me moved a little ways out of town to a big property, we got a dog from the pound that I think was part German shepherd and part border collie. The thing was scrawny and timid, and named it Mutty, Finnish for Matthew. The dog was super smart. Learned the property lines in a few days, and we never put it on a leash. Even had the dog in downtown Milwaukee a few times, and never used a leash. He would stay right by your side. Just left him outside every day unless it was bad weather. I swear the dog understood what you were saying to it at times, and it took commands in English, or Finnish from my Dad.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    It kills me when I get around people who tell you how much they love their dogs, blah, blah, blah, except they leave them tied up all day and night. Or in a dog run about the size of a phone booth. Never walk them. The only attention they give them is to open up the door and yell "SHUT UP" at them. Dumb asses! The dogs end up neurotic as hell and with just a little TLC would be great pets. Fuck that pisses me off!

  • Hey Doc I posted a link to Ride Idaho a few threads back. My 2 bike riding buddies and I will be part of it this year. I was wondering if you and/or MB might have any interest? It's a fun ride (350 people) and they have a great route this year. It starts and ends in Couer d'Alene. 425 miles in a week. Here's the link;

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada. Would love to, but because of my situation, I don't have the as many available discretionary funds or the time away from the kids that I used to - 'sides, I need to save one up for a big trip to Africa when my mum passes.

    basically I have to pick my battles, but thank you very much for thinking of me and for the offer sir.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I kinda figured it would be tough for ya but might as well ask. I know we'd have a good time. If you ever have the urge to merge on a ride Cycle Oregon is awesome. 2,200 riders in September. Lots of lovely ladies on the ride and almost all of them are in good shape. Something to consider in future years. You've always got a standing offer to come up and do some bike riding and/or skiing/snowboarding.

    Our Bichon was a ton of fun. He could be a pain in the ass once in a while but overall he was a great little dog. We've got 2 Havanese females now. Really sweet without the Alpha BS.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Thanks for thinking of me, Canada. But I'm not much of an endurance guy. I love mountain biking and riding in general. But 30 miles is probably my limit for one day. And that's on steroids!

    I was a sprinter. I gas out after 200 meters.

  • Totally understand. You'd be surprised how far you could go in a day. Esp if you have nothing else to do all day and no other way to get there! I'll probably pester both of you guys each year when I sign up. Never hurts to ask. Same goes for you Doc about the open ended invite to come up and sight see, hike, bike, ski, snowboard.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Now THAT sounds great. What town and province do you live in again?

  • I work and spend most of my time in Calgary but own a home in a tiny little mining town is SE BC. It's 2 hours from Waterton Lakes NP. Calgary is 90 minutes from Banff NP. Just beyond that is Kootenay NP, Yoho NP and up the Icefields Hwy (93) is Jasper NP.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    If the economy and business ever pick up, I'd love to ski Banff sometime. The last two years have kicked me in the ass, so no big vacations. One of my customers has skied all over the world as a photographer for Ski magazine. He said in North America Banff is his favorite place to ski. The guy is a great conversationalist and has led an amazing life. He was George Halas' accountant for many years in the 60's. He's told me some interesting stories, and defends Halas as not being a cheapskate.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    The door's always open Cor. Close Banff is Norquay which is a smaller ski operations. Next up the road is Sunshine which is a huge operation, next is Lake Louise, the most famous of the 3. Outside of Golden is Kicking Horse, another huge operation. Up in Jasper is Marmot Basin. Down by our place in BC is Fernie, another huge operation. That's 45 minutes from our place. About 1.5 hours is Castle Mt, a smaller operation. About 2.5 hours is Kimberly. Needless to say there's plenty of options. Nakiska is before you get to Banff. I don't ski or snowboard because my knees are so arthritic but my brother-in-law is a fabulous snowboarder/mt biker and he could give you the info you need.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Thanks Canada. I hope to take you up on the offer some day. The only skiing I'll be doing this winter is at the little mole hills in upper Michigan. I'm trying to talk my brother into taking my little niece skiing this winter with me. My parents live right down the road from Ski Brule, which is where I learned and it's kid-friendly. She just turned five and is starting to show a fearless streak. Perfect age to learn.

  • Fuck endurance. Generally. Apart from the Japanese TV show, which I am now about to google again.

  • Yo guyz. I'm going to the gym tomorrow to get... SWOLbrahamlinconed!

  • Is anyone else starting to get the sneaking suspiscion that Johnny and Kristin Cavallari are in fact the same person??

  • Nah. He's just a passionate guy that doesn't let things go. I'm pretty sure Kristin swears less than Johnny.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    and has a much nicer rack (sorry johnny)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But Johnny van surfs like a champ. Her rack would totally throw off her balance.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    True. but I would like to see her try... in my van.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not to mention air blow jobs.

  • indeed...

  • I have to admit...Sac made me laugh with that comment. The running joke between my friends is that when someone defends someone or something too much you are accused of being their Dad or Cousin, etc. It's interchangeable.

    I've been called Jay's cousin, agent, dad, bff, executor of his estate, benefactor, secret lesbian lover, wife, son, etc.

    Also, check this shit out:

    Heard him talking on the ESPN 1000 about it. It starts Monday.

    To all the 2013 opponents:

    RUH ROH !!!!!!!!

  • Ah man I love Alshon.. the guy is unstopable at times. I'm really looking forward to the new offense and seeing what we can do. (even I've said that just about every year now)

  • Brandon is hooking him up with all of his guys, his nutritionist, his massage therapist, his trainer, his chiropractor, one of his wife's hot blasian friends....

    I am excited to see Beast, Mini Beast, The Pearl ........and of course the young buck Joe Anderson. I'm telling you that this kid will be on the team at least on specials. He is hungry and like Brandon says, "he's got that dog in him".....

    Anytime a guy like Marshall talks about you having the capability of being a beast or having the hunger of a wild dog it means something. I don't think everyone truly understands Marshall's mindset. This guy wants to be known as the most dominant WR ever to play. Not just yards or TD's mind you, i'm talking about dominating an opponent, making an opponent gameplan for you, worry about you, fear you, respect you. Then this fucking guy wants to turn Alshon into the same thing because he see's the same type of fire in him that he had. Fucking scary/awesome.

    That mentality and performance rubs off on teammates as well. If Anderson, Brittan Golden, other young guys see that they want to be a part of it. Everyone's game develops and so does the swagger.

  • It was interesting listening to Irvin, Sapp, Deion, discussing Rice v Moss. Sapp said Moss was the only guy who could bust their cover 2 over the top. He'd line up, he was gone. Irvin is a Rice proponent .... but Deion had it cold. Re Moss : "All I know is we had to stay an extra half hour at practice cos of [RM]."

  • That's what we need through the draft. A guy who can take the top off any D, while B-marsh, Alshon, Forte and brand new TE do their thing underneath.

    Not to mention that Cutler is one of the few QBs who can actually chuck it about 60 yds.

    Wouldn't that be something to behold?

  • They didn't invite Joe ?

  • Joe doesn't need to be invited....i'm sure a story will come out where he either gets invited or calls Brandon and invites himself.

    The young man is about to blow up.

  • as a matter of fact i'm going to tweet Brandon right now and ask him to invite Anderson.

  • get an answer johnny?

  • Next slot receiver for the Chicago Bears.

  • That's awesome. Glad to see some team camaraderie.

    Didn't know that about his hip though.

  • no worries, he gets it done all the time. He is physically superior to almost all other humans and hip surgery for him is like you and I getting stitches on a cut.

  • now can you imagine if angelo would have picked up Anquan for like a million fucking bucks 2 years ago like I beseeched him every day for an entire offseason until the ravens picked him up!?

    Ok, ok, I'll stop... spilled mike. the continuing curse of jerry angelo. smh.

  • You guys HAVE to check this out. It's the story of the making of the Super Bowl Shuffle. There are some hilarious quotes in the article. Whenever someone mentions Walter you know it's going to be funny.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Very interesting, thanks...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:


  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Awesome...thanks, CB!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Fencik: I remember walking off the field with Hampton after that and we both looked at each other and said, "It ain't happening tonight." My own view is that it was the best thing that could have happened to us. Your goal going into an NFL season isn't to go undefeated. It's to get to and win the Super Bowl.

  • a little thick for my taste:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thick? Thick? Holy crap MB, get the eyes checked!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What is your ideal figure? 36DD, 24, 34? About 95-115 pounds depending on height?

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    That works for me. As long as the first number is not artificially enhanced...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    ...and the woman in her late 30's/early 40's, so you can talk to her.

    Here's what 19 yo Barabara Palvin looks like talking:

    How can you talk to a woman like that?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I guess I could ask her if she needs any help with her homework....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    TOBI: Hello, little girl. You look Hungarian. Would you like some help with your English?
    BARBIE: I'm just a two-dimensional image.
    TOBI: But I need to interact with you on a meaningful level.
    BARBIE: Again, I'm just a picture. The best I can offer is a meaningful look. The real Barbie doesn't exist in your life and never will.
    TOBI: Ah. Then you wouldn't mind if I took a moment to contemplate my dick in your mouth.
    BARBIE: You contemplated your dick in my mouth at Hello.
    TOBI: Liar! I never!
    BARBIE: Please. Everyone knows you want to fuck me.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    talk? I was just about to say that it would be hard for her to talk with my dick in her mouth

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Bieb's dick, life is unfair.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    are you fucking serious Buttsteak?

    that little bitch has a dick?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm not sure. I heard something on television about Beiber breaking up with Selena Gomez. Then I saw something on the internet about Beiber dating Palvin.

    If Bieber doesn't have a dick, I guess he'll be needing a cocksmith.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    pretty much Corm (that's basically what the ex was). But i've been trying to expand my scope... it's been pretty hard, but I'm getting a little better.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I dated a petite Italian girl in college with similar dimensions. She had a great tit to ass ratio, as in her tits were about as big as her ass. She was a little fuck machine. She wanted sex anywhere, anytime, all the time. It was great for about 8 months, but she didn't have much of a personality and started getting crazy. If she was angry about something, I wouldn't know until we were fucking. She would ride me harder and start throwing punches and or crying. It just got too weird to deal with.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    holy shit corm!

    I might still be in mine if she had the first first part of that equation... unfortunately, it was just the crazy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    After I broke it off, she asked if we could just fuck a couple times a week. No kissing, because that was too intimate. That lasted about a week. Then she told me she stopped taking the pill and was pregnant. When that turned out to be false, I stopped seeing her altogether. Too much crazy.

  • In reply to The Fifth:


    That's a whole different universe of crazy maings.

    Holy fucking shit (again)

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    What did ole Butch say many threads back...

    "Crazy in the head, crazy in the bed..."

    Women who cry after fucking leave me somewhat perplexed.

    On one hand, I pat myself in the back because I felt like I performed like a stud.

    On the other hand...oh, there's no other hand...

  • hahahahahaha.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    36DD at 95 pounds?

    She couldn't stand up straight!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I should be so thick (minus the great fun parts, of course).

  • Albert, if you're around, email me at I've got a link tied to a great collection of old radio shows...

  • I'm liking this dog discussion. I have three dogs but two of them I really claim are mine. The other one really loves my wife more than anything. That dog's name is Cleo. Cleo is a long hair Chihuahua and no matter how many treats or play time I give the dog, she will still go to Lydia first.

    The other two though.. They are like brother and sister even though they two totally different breeds.

    Vixey is a Feist and Chihuahua mix that the wife and I bought around '10. She has to be the most energetic and loving dog that I have met. I worry sometimes she is going to just pass out from being so hyper but she doesn't. The one thing she does that I have never seen another dog do or someone talk about is whine when she is in her crate at night when we don't leave a light on for her. Has anyone owned a dog that was scared of the dark?

    Jay is a Hound and Labrador mix. I got him around '09 for free and I can't imagine how much life is going to suck when I have to say goodbye to him. You'll probably think this is weird but I have such a connection with this dog.

    Jay was the only dog that I left out of his crate when I drove from TN to CA. He would constantly look out the window and tilt his head like dogs do when people would pass by. I got really sick on my way to CA and as I laid in the Uhaul to get some sleep, he would just rest his head on my feet to keep them warm and whenever I was awake, he was awake.

    Eventually, he couldn't stay awake with me anymore and as we got about 300 miles away from Monterey, he started to drift off but he wouldn't lay down. The dog would literally stay in the sitting position and nod off. I believe Jay was as determined as I was to get to Monterey to see Lydia. When I caught him nodding off again, I looked at him and said " Jay, lay down and go to sleep. We'll be at our new home soon." After hearing that he just laid down and went to sleep.

    When Lydia and I go to the beach for a walk, we take Jay and Vixey because all they do is run and run and run and run lol Bless their hearts. When we get home they just collapse in the crates and wait until dinner time. Jay and Vixey are the greatest dog's for kids. Jay is a big dog but he let's loves pulling sticks and ropes with kids. Vixey is small and she loves to be picked up by little kids. If it's a game of fetch the kids are occupied for hours with Jay and Vixey racing back an forth to see who can get the stick or ball back the quickest.

    There are so many other stories I could share about these animals but it would be a waste of time on a Bears blog.

  • Not a waste at all, Eric. I like reading about the regular's personal side. Plus we've really got nothing to do until March 12th when free agency begins. Honestly, does anyone here really care what happens Sunday night? I mean unless it's Rapture....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Woohoo! Offseason starts Monday, Tobi.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Pick your poison...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Did you ever see the movie "The Rapture" with Mimi Rogers? Pretty tough sledding at times but I have to give the director and actors credit, they didn't cop out with some cheesy Hollywood ending.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I did but I don't really remember much about it except for Mimi Rogers' breasts...

  • In reply to tobijohn:


  • In reply to tobijohn:

    she used to be hot.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I've seen a couple of other movies where she was full frontal. I've always liked her ever since I read her quote about Tom Cruise after they were divorced. She said (and I quote), "He wasn't enough of a man for me." OUCH! Ever since then I can't even watch his movies. It's hard to get behind a tough guy that's 5'7" and about a buck thirty five. Not to mention he's such an arrogant asshole.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Interesting background and apparently she's no dope either:

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Now, now. What would Jesus sa..oh,...I mean ,What would L. Ron Hubbard say?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Which, allegedly, did not receive the required proper attention from Tom Cruise during their marriage and leading to their eventual divorce.

  • Radar is scared of the dark as well.

    He's the one wearing the reindeer antlers on my donations page.

  • Great stuff Super. Like Tobi says, bring it on. If people don't like it, don't read it. Pets are just about the only source of unconditional love.

    This is our oldest dog, almost 12 now.

    We just got this little one last month. She's 6 months. I have no idea which one is her out of these cuties.

  • My dog, Milo, who I spoke of above, was really nervous the car. He would pant and get all frantic. This despite the fact that when he was a puppy, we lived in a van together for about 5 months. (Greatest 5 months of my life). So whenever we went on a long trip, like my drive to Alaska in the summer of 2000, I would give him sedatives. This little 15 lb dog would refuse to sleep while we were driving, despite being drugged to gills. He would sit up, nod off, start to fall over, catch himself, prop himself back off, and repeat this process for hours day in and day out.

  • too bad you don't have video of that.

  • Tell me this pic of Harbaugh (3rd article) doesn't look like Quagmire. Giggity-giggity!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    to halves can't make a whole without a hole

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Funny shit!

  • I was watching NFL Playbook with Shannon Sharpe and they were reviewing the 49er offense......

    Greg Roman (OC) makes Mike Tice look mentally retarded.

  • I'm guessing a lot of NFL OC's would make him look challenged.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    a lot of high school OCs would make him look challenged canada.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kids in pee wee football would probably wonder if Tice knew how to add.



  • In reply to gpldan:

    my god those things are massive. What fucking movie is this!?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Full Body Massage. She was also full frontal in The Door in the Floor with Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger.

  • Proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the NFL is as much about the old boys club as it is about talent. There is NO OTHER RATIONALE as to why this guy has a job other than he has the right friends

    This is a guy who had all KINDS of legacy and inside at Pitt - but because he ran the program into the DIRT, the AD had no CHOICE but to fire his ass. He could have been Pitt's Schembeckler save for the fact he is a FUCKING TERRIBLE football coach.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was shocked when I saw he got that job. How many times must you be an abject failure before you can't get hired? Least favorite Bears coach, EVER!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How about this for a dream coaching staff and GM.

    Wanny Special teams coordinator
    Babich DC
    Tice OC
    Pick you head coach
    Millen GM

  • I like this:

    dabearsblog Baltimore 31 - San Francisco 28.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Count me in!

  • count me in on this:

  • Holy shit was that cold...

  • Speaking of doggies, don't forget about the big game tomorrow!

    Puppy Bowl IX,0,7362546.story

  • Some random Bear minutia

    "Bears C Roberto Garza triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $1.75 million to $2.05 million.
    Garza, 33, has missed just two starts over the last seven seasons. Although he's been the model of consistency, Garza has been near the bottom of Pro Football Focus' annual center rankings over the last couple seasons. He has one year left on his deal."

    We all know Emery goes by PFF - and Kromer and gang have no sentimentality about Garza, so this should be interesting.

    "Brandon Marshall plans to take 2012 second-round pick Alshon Jeffery under his wing this offseason, training with Jeffery in South Florida.
    "I'm excited because this kid has the potential to be an All-Pro one year," Marshall said. "If he just changes some little things, the way he approaches the game as far as physically and mentally, he's going to be a beast. Because he has that dog in him, he has that in him, that you want in a receiver." The Bears are desperate for a complementary receiver to emerge opposite Marshall. "

    I like the sound of that. We still need a true burner and/or slot guy through the draft or FA (Amendola or Avery would be nice and affordable).
    "ESPN Boston mentions TE Jake Ballard as an under-the-radar name to watch for 2013.
    Ballard was plucked off waivers from the Giants last June, but he spent the entire season on PUP after undergoing ACL reconstruction and microfracture surgery. He's an exclusive rights free agent this offseason and will certainly be brought back, but he'll obviously be no higher than the third option at tight end behind Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Ballard, 25, averaged 15.9 YPC on 38 grabs in 2011, finding the end zone four times."

    And this is why the Pats are SB contenders every year. Their 3rd TE is better than our starter. If we would have moved in on Ballard when we had the chance, we could have used our drafts for other areas.

    Then again, the move by the Pats was a bit douche since it's an unwritten rule among NFL teams that some "injury reserve" moves should be hands off by other teams (hence why only the Pats made a claim on Ballard who just happend to be on the Giants who beat Billicheat)

    Nice guys finish last...

  • my ass is better than out starter at TE.

    Also, "Although he's been the model of consistency, Garza has been near the bottom of Pro Football Focus' annual center rankings over the last couple seasons."

    So what you're saying is that he's been consistently fucking DOGshit (see how I fit that in there)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ahh, you are a wordsmith sir, which is almost as good as being a cocksmith

    Man, the more I think about it, the more I'm thinking we're going to have to trade down.

    We need a starting LT, C/G, TE, ILB and WR and don't have a 3rd.

    We might be able to get a C/G in the 4rth, but we'd need some Emery ballsdeep scouting and some luck.

  • No interest AT ALL in anyone coming off of microfracture.
    That is a recipe for disaster.
    The ACL repair doesn't bug me so much.

  • Doc, thought you would enjoy this song. Yonder Mountain with Mickey and Bill performing Franklin's Tower.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Nice dude. Very Cool.!

    FYI. I like the Hamilton Loomis shit a lot!

  • Glad you like. I'll be sure to let you know next time they play Seattle. I get e-mail updates every month of their tour. You just missed them recently.

    I'll get back to you on the last e-mail when I'm in a thinking mood and have some time to write a post. Also, no worries on the music. I got music people give me that takes two years before I get around to listening.

  • MB.


    Waffle? Rabbit? Shady? Bueller?

  • are you back on? Or are you off again now?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you just missed me. Damn.

  • i'm Mr. Mom this weekend boys, no MW3 for me. I did watch the fuck out of Inception again last night. What a badass Nolan is.

  • UFC156 on tonight. Crazy packed card. Prelims free on FX now...


    Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Carter was long overdue. Really glad he finally made it. Parcells could have waited a few years longer in my opinion. The rest, aside from the old timers who I know nothing about, are all no brainers. People like to rail on Sapp, but the dude was a BEAST. First ballot worthy, no doubt.

    I feel badly for Haley. He's a hall of famer in my mind. But his induction needed to wait unitl After Dent. Dent finally made it and now he'll have to wait for Strahan most likely...

  • yeah, I think I told you guys I watched one of those cheesy old timers football skills contests on ESPN or whatever where all the old guys have TD throwing/catching contests, strength contests, etc...

    the guy that impressed me BIG TIME with his speed, quickness, and skills was CC. Maybe he was the only one actually trying, but the dude looks fucking FAST and really good. I was like, damn, dude still has it!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and J.rice, irving, dorsset, m allen and a bunch of other hall guys were there too.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hope Emmitt consistently sends checks to guys like Newton, Allen, Gogan, Stepnoski, Williams, Tuinei, et al for getting him into the HOF.

    Smith always had tons of heart....and a 4 yard head start.

  • I never liked emmitt. his contribution was undeniable, just not a very exciting runner... and like you said, a big part of that was his oline who fucking opened up sideways-truck size lanes for him every down.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Very, very surprised about Carter getting in. His stats were never in question, but as Ray Lewis would say his "impact" is highly suspect. I mean, does the casual fan in his early 20s even know who Chris Carter is other than an analyst? It didn't do Carter any favors that he was a jackass with the media. But the WR logjam had to be broken. Next year will be Tim Brown's year I suspect cause personally I think he was the better WR, though not by much.

    Here are their numbers.

    Cris Carter: 16 yrs, 1101 rec, 13,899 yds, 130 TDs, 2 consecutive seasons with 122 receptions.

    Tim Brown: 17 yrs, 1094 rec, 14,934 yds, 100 TDs, 104 reception season once.

    I guess Will Shields will have to wait for next year. Oh, and Ray Guy...

  • Dear Antler,

    I have this girl that I like. Should I ask her out?

    Compensating with a big phone in San Diego

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Only if your big phone came with a complementary fanny-pack, pager and 'best of' cd of Chamba-wamba (which has exactly ONE song on it, this one).

  • yes.

  • wow, this dude just knocked the FUCK OUT on the prelims. Had the whole fencing response (thanks Buttsteak!)

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • Comeback Player of Year: Petyon Manning

    Not A.P. Man, RBs get NO love. I would have voted for A.P. He's the ONLY reason the Vikings aren't a 4 win team. Well, then again...

    Offensive Player of Year: Adrian "All Day" Peterson
    Consolation prize? not too shabby. BTW, Peterson has said he wants to rush for 2,500 next year. They play the Pack twice, so that knocks off 500.

    Defensive Player of Year: J.J. "I eat burritos bigger than you" Watt

    No brainer. He had perhaps the most dominant year a defensive player has had since...L.T.? Not kidding, dude was a freak this year.

    Offensive Rookie of Year: RG3

    This was a bit more competitive, and I know a lot of bloggers on here were pulling for Wilson, but IMO RG3 deserved it more. RG3 had better numbers than him in almost every category and with less games. He was also undoubtedly a leader on that team from training camp. This has little to do with "East Coast Media Bias" which like the mighty Yeti, is never proved.

    Defensive Rookie of Year: Luke Kuechly

    Maniac was omnipresent on the field. 164 tackles leading all tacklers, not just rooks - first time since Patrick Willis did it his rook year. If Lovie would have lost that last Minny game we might have had the chance to trade up for him at #9.

    Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians

    No brainer as well. What Frasier did in Minny was pretty solid too considering he had Ponder at QB - and no WR outside Harvin and he was out for nearly half the year - yet they still magically managed to outscore the Packers in a shoot out that last game.


  • Admittedly a close call but I'd have gone with Wilson for Rookie of The year.

    Tying P.Manning's Rookie TD pass record in WAY fewer attempts and INTs than it took Peyton impressed me.

    Plus, the Seahawks were not supposed to contend or make the post season and he was excellent in the playoffs.

    I figure Peyton got "Comeback' because he actually missed a full season. AP's amazing rehab probably worked against him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Albert, I got an email from my old man that has links to sites with a ton of old radio shows. Email me at and I'll forward it to you...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Thanks but I probably have been to them. Alreafy have more shows than I can listen to. including my favs, all the X MINUS ONEs and its predecessor, DIMENSION X, Love to listen to their concepts of "the future" from the early 1950s. Like DRAGNET too.
    Also have all the episodes of CHICKENMAN...

    "THIS is Midland City.

    SPRAWLING metropolis of steel canyons and neon tubing.

    With an 18 lane bowling alley.

    A nearly completed discoteque.

    And THAT'S it."

  • Not football related but just got back from seeing Zero Dark Thirty. If you haven't already, get to a theater and see it on the big screen. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time...

  • just finished "7 Psychopaths"

    Interesting... Good.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    All revealed to be Packer Trolls?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Sorry. Should I have first posted "Spoiler Alert"?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    hahahaha... I don't think of packer fans as psychos. For my their movie title is, "millions of hillbillies"

  • I'll prob have to repost if Jeff's going to do a gameday thread, but I'll do it here too. You're welcome. Enjoy the game gents:

    SB bingo drinking!

    This is kinda rough to use, but cool concept:

    Marissa doesn't do it for me, but she might for you:

    I like Alec Baldwin:

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