A Quick Paragraph on Each NFC North Team

A Quick Paragraph on Each NFC North Team

Green Bay Packers

Tom Crabtree is gone. Greg Jennings in gone. The Packers did not make a significant move to upgrade the running back position. But forgive me if I'm not sounding the "fade from glory" alarm for the club up in Green Bay just yet. The modern Pack regime does not make flashy moves in March. They make flashy plays on the field from September to December. They'll restock their offensive artillery in late April and be a force to reckon with in the 2013 season.

Minnesota Vikings

I'll say it: I think the Vikings are a 6-win team in 2013. They're still starting Christian Ponder at QB and now are backing him up with the worse-than-Ponder Matt Cassel. Percy Harvin covered up Ponder's flaws with his ability to convert the bubble screen into an 80-yard touchdown on a regular basis. Greg Jennings does not replace Harvin. He is a prototypical wide receiver and he's never played with such mediocrity at the quarterback position. The only way Minnesota finds themselves in the postseason is if Adrian Peterson delivers ANOTHER all-world season.

Detroit Lions

Is their defense better? No? Then why would I care if they signed Reggie Bush. Points and yardage were not Detroit's issue in 2012. They can't stop anybody.

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  • My first impression is that a paragraph is missing. The one on the only team that matters

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Seconded.

  • http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1607743868/uncrate-20

    you're welcome doc.

  • Im glad Im not the only one who thinks Greg Jennings is going to struggle mightily with the Vikings. He will be frustrated by week 3 when every team doubles him and Rudolph on passing downs and stacks 10 in the box on running downs. Congrats Vikings for being idiots.

  • In reply to BearDown85:

    Plus, as much as I hate the Packers, Aaron Rogers made Greg Jennings better than he actually was.

  • Troll troll troll your boat...gently down the internet stream...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjvXxwvg8mc

  • In reply to gpldan:

    YES! GP!!!

    One of my favorite vids of ALL TIME! Love it. So awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MAY-GAIN!!!!!

  • Boom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8wfWO06yp8

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    so awesome how spontaneous and unscripted/unpracticed this is btw.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Am I old if I saw the Beasties at Lolla?

    At the World Music Theater?

    Yeah, thought so.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This one isn't as polished as the first three. Still amazes me how much talent Fallon has. That guy will be around for a long time.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    agree 100% nb

  • I just saw the first 3 snaps in the first game of the Saints.
    J'Marcus Webb v 2.0

  • I know it's BR: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1444324-br-nfl-1000-2013-top-75-safeties?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cnn-sports-bin&hpt=hp_bn15#/articles/1444324-br-nfl-1000-2013-top-75-safeties/page/2

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pringles and Conte do not make me forget guys like Brown, Carrier, Duerson.

    Losing Manning was a mistake.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Mike Brown SAYS he likes Pringles and Conte

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Mike-Brown-impressed-with-Bears-starting-safeties/8e2a7d62-dd12-4a46-9a97-610c050ee7a2

    Really, though, what's he gonna say? Pringles don't got it? Cornhusker gonna do a Hurricane like that? No way.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    100...... %.

    Thanks again Lovie and JA! The gift that keeps on giving.

  • Soooooo.....Long signed with the Rams for 4yrs/$36mil.... Why couldn't we do that? I'm not sure on all the details but, that looked to be reasonable price for the Bears....

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    It would have required the Rams whiffing and signing a different tackle. Long's attitude was going to mean he was going late into the FA season.

    It's like saying why didn't I get that house I put an offer in for at the price I wanted? Makes a big difference if somebody else is bidding.

    Long realized the market was drying up, and put away his $11M yr asking price. He's still getting $9M. I wonder what his bonus structure looks like.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And Bradford is still gonna suck on a 30 sack season.

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Bushrod may prove to be the better signing. Long has been injured the last two seasons +/-. Bushrod has proven himself to be very durable. Three years ago Long was the better choice hands down. Three years from now, Emery might look pretty smart for signing Bushrod instead.

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    And Cockroach only wanted $3.25M. What gives? Pep or Lac are on their way out the door whether we like it or not. You can have a champ offense or defense, but not both.

  • All the owners and GMs are in Arizona this week. This is 'get the trade done' week.

    If you were Phil, who are you shopping?

    The only player that could reasonably be shopped is Melton. Maybe Wooten. And I think they intend to sign the kid and keep Woot-woot.

  • Somebody in here do an NCAA tournament bracket. I'll join.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    You got 20 bucks?

  • In reply to Shady:

    what are you... oh, wait... never mind.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want a new shiny toy athlete and I want one now! Emery, give me something, re-sign Okoye for 850k, sign some mope to a futures contract, just do something for god's sake, all they do is talk about Derrick Rose and the fucking Cubs and Sox here in gray, wet, cold Chicago and it's driving me to drink plastic bottle scotch......

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, nevermind is right buddy. I invited your ass to my office pool but you gave me some lame excuse.

  • In reply to Shady:

    awwww... common maings. You just wanted another green sucker to fleece out of his $20.

    I have ZERO clue about Bball... never mind college bball.

    And you never respond to my invites in MW3 either. I'm hurt too, so there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    your feeling sick. you must leave work early...

    (waves hand in front of face in jedi-mind-trick motion)

  • you're

  • Ha!

    I was just about to jack you up with a too much maths and not enoughs Anglish joke.

    Damn... beat me to it!

  • hahahaha... spring break and the wife's in.... where is it.... ohio with the fam isn't she?

    Sorry maings, have a busy day, meeting 1:30-3:00, lawyer meeting 3-4, workout 4-5:30, date 6:30-???

    I WILL be home after 8 though as the date has a hard stop (get it.... see what I just did there?! Hee hee!)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have a three hour window.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was away from the PS3 watching The Walking Dead and the NCAA selection show. We've got about 40 people in the pool so far and at $20 a bracket that ain't to shabby. When you figure out how to rig the NCAA tourney let me know.

  • In reply to Shady:

    wait... 40 X $20... Doc... how much is that?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Some ppl are submitting more than 1 bracket, so add a few bucks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    awwwww, that's nice.

    http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're the minority here. Just want to make that clear. Minority -----> you

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hahahahaha... WOW... defensive!

    I was just messing around maings.

    You know... admitting you have a problem is the first step.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's got a couple of zeroes in there, but yeah, I reckon Doc could solve that one though. 40 times 20. it's like one of those infinity things.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tha JACKPOT is HUUUGE.

    Click on my head for more information.

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-showing-interest-in-maneri-20130318,0,6650803.story

    Who needs Gronk when you have......wait for it.....Steve Maneri.

    He's fucking enormous though but to be quite honest I would rather see Jay in the shotgun from the 30yd line in with Marshall and Jeffrey split wide, Black Unicorn at TE, Bennett in the slot and Forte at RB or motioning to the slot. It is insane how many short and medium could be run in so many combos to exploit that sick ass lineup.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You know what I enjoyed most about that article? "...to ex-Bears tight end Kellen Davis..."

  • bang!bang!

  • indeed. Fuck that guy. If I was 6'7 265 i'd be the president of the united states if not president of the world.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I have often wondered what the benefit is of keeping a pure blocking TE on the roster. We're not exactly swimming in tackles right now, but just put your #3 tackle in. That's what teams do on goal line plays.

    If the guy is brought in purely to block, nobody is going to buy the play action anyway.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    6'6" - 280.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Maneri

    Dude is a practice squad scrapper. White scrappy shall be his name.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think that translates to luchadora blanca....or at least that is what my google translator said.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    2 fucking 80?!?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I see no value in it. I want 5 wide, shotgun, gunslinging, exploitation of the other tiny DB's.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    And that is precisely what the cover-2 was built to destroy. But I hear you.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Yup, if you're a TE and you can't catch the rock .....

  • Midday virtual warfare, anyone?

  • usually I would be up for a little lunchtime death, but see above.

  • I would but i'm not "working" from home today.

  • hey GP, check this out: http://www.callawaycars.com/cars/callaway-c21-corvette-aerowagon/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There's something about GM cars, they always look BETTER as wagons. But they never sell.

    I see a dozen CTS-V coupes for every wagon I saw, but the wagon was WAY cooler. The CTS-V coupe looks like a shoe that somebody took a dump in.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I actually love the fast Cadillacs.

    Also, when I get my fuck you money, I'm getting one of these just for fun: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/08/ebay_lincoln_630.jpg

    So badass... with the suicide doors.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My brother had one like that, but I think it was a '66. And, of course, a convertible. Shit he might still have it in a garage somewhere.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'll give him $200 for it Dave.

  • good mid-day read from one of my fav personalities: http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/18/travel/anthony-bourdain-intro-piece/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

    Enjoy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bourdain running around the world eating all that shit was bad-ass. What a fucking job.

    I remember years ago, me and the missus sitting around talking about an issue of Saveur (I think, may have been Bon Appetit) where there was some couple that were on a sailing yacht taking in small cities all around the Mediterranean and writing articles about the food. And getting FUCKING PAID for it.

    Despite Da Blog evidence to the contrary, I can actually write. And she could cook well enough to be a real food critic. To think we could have done that sort of shit.

    Oh well... nostalgia can be almost as bad as regret.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    never was a truer word spoken...

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    it's my dream job dave.

  • Do you think when Tone Loc collapsed on stage, it was like this?


    The girls all jockin' at the other end of the bar
    Havin' drinks with some no-name chump
    When they know that I'm the star
    So, I got up and strolled over to the other side of the cantina
    I asked the guy, why you so fly? He said, “Funky Cold Medina”
    Funky-Cold-Medieeeeeeaaaahhhhhhhh-thunk

  • In reply to gpldan:

    probably.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I stand corrected: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Rapper-Tone-Loc-collapses-on-stage-in-Iowa-4361224.php

    "Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, collapsed after finishing a song during a Saturday night concert on a downtown Des Moines bridge"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    with a lot of sweating and wheezing....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I got memories about that song and a woman. Funny thing is, it was 20 years after than tune came out, and it was the first time I heard it. The\at whole "hah hah" breathing thing...

    ... what the hell was I just writing about nostalgia... shit. Time for this boy to hit the hay.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4682894/source-de-mcbride-to-visit-bears-tuesday

    Turk McBride in case Izzy doesn't come back? Turk McBride in case they bring Izzy back and move McClellin to LB?

    I know everyone acts like McClellin could never be a LB but I just don't see this kid playing DE. He's not 252....do you know who is 252? It's Clay Matthews. McClellin is no more than 240 soaking wet.

  • Holy fuck... when I'm rich, I am setting this up for all my friends and family and the ones who don't come are cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1wMp84_BA

    Johnny, I'm calling you first.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha! It's like The Game. I love it, that was so fucked up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Carlsberg any good? I have never drank one.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    tis

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's some good shit, MB. Nice find

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    most welcome sir

  • Wait, what?

    When the fuck did this rule come about?

    http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/sports/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=69784#.UUhgQ1tATO8

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How did you think compensatory picks were awarded?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    This way has been going on since the early 2k CBA.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2798269

    I thought the lockout and the NFLPA negotiated comp picks down to situations where a player signs with another team for less money than the comp'ed team offered. That makes sense. Not just - oh well, we lowballed him and he walked, but he made big $$ so give us a 3rd rounder - because that's anti-competitive.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't know about before, but for the last few years at least, it doesn't have anything to do with how much the players were offered by other teams.

    It's primarily based on 'net losses' that a team suffers in free agency. For the most part, if a team has 4 of its former players sign with new teams, while signing only 2 new free agents, that team can expect to receive 2 compensatory draft picks in next year's draft. Then there is a complicated formula (that for some reason know one outside of the league office really knows) that involves not only salary $$$ but also playing time and postseason honors to determine what round the picks will be in.

    A team can receive a maximum of 4 comp picks per year, and the highest pick you can get is a (late) 3rd rounder, and that's for F.A.s like Mario Williams and Mike Wallace.

    Since they obviously can't take draft picks away from you if you have net gains in free agency, you could effectively game the system by alternating off-seasons in which you sign a bunch of FAs one year and let a bunch walk the next year........then you could have a longterm net gain of 0 in free agency but still receive 2-4 compensatory picks every other year.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Also, it should be noted that the number of picks is not always equal to the number of players lost in free agency. If you lose two kellen davis' and sign on Jay Cutler, you're not getting anything. Likewise, if you lose a Julius Peppers and you sign two jason campbells, you can still probably expect at least a 5th round pick

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    That's an excel sheet I'd like to see.

    As with the Clayton article, the system began due to the owners trying to prevent player collusion (see James, LeBron), with players 'punishing' teams and walking away despite valid offers to play to go to more friendly markets, etc. It's been perverted (IMO and Clayton's) to become a valid cupboard cleaning strategy.

    Also, if the picks are awarded - I don't understand the rationale in not making them tradable.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah I'm not sure why they are not tradeable. Perhaps almost everyone would try to package them and move up, and it would pandemonium in the war rooms? I have no idea

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    cheese, you son of a bitch, do you realize that you actually brought significant value and insight to a post and did it in 3 consecutive comment sections? I knew you could do it. I'm like a proud dad seeing his son get his first participation trophy knowing that he wasn't the kid peeing himself on the end of the bench and constantly readjusting his glasses and protective dental grade mouthguard that his mother obviously made him wear.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    stop. I was going to say something about him coming out of the closet and accepting the fact that's he's actually a Bears fan and not a lame packers fan, but he's still in denial.

    Accepting is the first step cheese. Then we can give you a real handle and you can actually post items of value all the time instead of "bears still suck"

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I had to look to see how posted all those intelligent comments.

    Damn.. Who are you?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    who*

  • So, I think I found my theme song -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TV_128Fz2g

    (Not Rick)

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Dude, that's not you (like I know you that well)... from all the discussions about musak we've had, I always picture something like THIS as your theme song when you walk into a motherfucking room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is for MB

    http://tinyurl.com/bs7fv56

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm posting this BEFORE I look at the link GP. I see what you're doing here. Ok, walking into the trap now...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    AHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Holy shit. Please tell me that's from a new movie where he's been made into a zombie! Please please!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Go get BO2. Do it. Now. Kill me. I'm right heeeeahhhhhhhh!

  • In reply to Shady:

    caaaahhhmaaaaahhhhhnnnnnn!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, you got me.

    This is payback.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlWL_pou1ZA

    The big payback. Revenge. I'm mad. Got to get back.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    BANG! BANG!!!!!

    I knew I would. Here is my new theme song I play in my head every time I walk into a room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCx5Std7mCo (not rick, I promise... really it isn't)

    or this (which seems similar to me in ways): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w86qjdBnaQ

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice!

    I enjoyed the shit out of those songs... I like anything with some crazy horns.

    Like some RJD2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUbw3Ajamfc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, this is my song of the week... I guess I could say "genius, genius" to myself every time I walk into a room, but that wouldn't be much different than usual.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4OsSWPpCuo

    I don't know what genre this is, but I have a feeling some of you grungy kids would like it.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Dooooooood!

    Totally forgot about Jurassic 5 maings.

    This vid cracks me up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUw9Ej5VLnM

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    bang bang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeN9c2GYJkk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples were the groups that got me into underground hip hop back in like 97 or 98.

    Man, I was SO angry at that collaboration when it came out... Made me not buy the cd when it came out. It's one of my favorites now.

    Chali 2na (the verbal Herman Munster) has probably the best voice in hip hop, or second to Slick Rick.

    This beat and me are quite fond of one another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsZKrctSDaw

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo-OfQ3VQWw

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Dude, I didn't know he was in Ozomatli!?! I seens them 5+ times in the SD. They'z good sheite too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMZfvpbWp8c

    great album.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Nice Dilated track! They have some of the most bootlicious beats ever. Never heard this one - I fell off the Dilated wagon after they made the Kanye track.

    Yeah, I am (was?) an annoying "they fell off/sold out" kinda guy.

    We came out to this track for warm-ups on my senior year basketball team.. Still get pumped:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvPSqm56HjI

    "You bigger than me? You screaming 'Shorty, no mas!'"

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yeah, he did some stuff with Ozo... who I really like. He also works with Breakestra, a dope funk band from the bay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9--Gor7s

    My favorite 2na song done with some weird brass section inside a van - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBfjeFr67Ls

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Nice. Dude that jam in the truck is money. Love that shit. He rips it up.

  • this HAS to be exaggeration: http://mentalfloss.com/article/33487/hunter-s-thompsons-daily-routine

    Holy shit.

  • soooorta funny (but not really): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVw1aPUybB8

  • fb_avatar

    The only down side to the Phil Emery regime so far is that they are bang, bang done in Free Agency. They wake me up from my football hibernation with big decisive moves. Then nothing... or next to nothing until the Draft.

    I guess I'll fill out a bracket.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    $20 bucks. Ask shady.

  • Hahahahahahaha!

    http://now.msn.com/kate-upton-invited-to-prom-by-jake-davidson-in-video

    Shady?

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/browns-dl-desmond-bryant-sued-photo-171709541--nfl.html

    Imagine seeing this enormous idiot ripping off the doors of your home because he's fucking bombed and thinks he has arrived at his condo.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I have a new avatar

  • In reply to gpldan:

    lol, I wanted to change mine and then i realized how incredible my Meriweather avatar is. I wanted him to do well on the Bears so we could have years of this art.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Hx2NjfO3U

    Yes, this just happened.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    then, not to be outdone, Boston's finest:

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

  • In reply to Waffle:

    jesus.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    My kinda folk

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/74371/espn-coms-nfl-pre-draft-power-rankings-2

    Pack 6, Bears 11.

    I know how much we all like power rankings.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    awesome... at least they're not trading on performances from two fucking years ago... you know like every single worthless product's marketing team.

    Jesus, two huge playoff chokes in a row still won't make all the packer crap go away. Just painful.

  • You got me back thinking about Meriweather. Please baby jesus in heaven and all things sacred watch this fucking youtube video.

    Meriweather in one of the greatest acting scenes of our generation:

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

  • In reply to Waffle:

    couldn't make it past the :57 second mark. Holy shit that was bad.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    "...Don't nobody murt one a our homies and get away with it. That's what I'm tellin' y'all. So y'all already ain't got nothin' territories y'all shouldn't be. So what I'm sayin' is, we all understand y'all got the bag..."

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Epic.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    The Bobby D of his generation.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I settled down with a nice manhattan and watched the entire episode....and boy was I glad I did. Could you imagine Daniel Day Lewis as Brandon Meriweather as head gangster "Esco" in the next episode?

  • you're welcome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zYyefhRP6A

    Don't know how many of these are fake but the first one is pretty bad.

    The cat was my favorite... so much for that whole, 'they always land on their feet' thing.

  • It is acts like this that convince me America is in decline. Sounds like fine, wholesome sort of stuff to me!

    http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20130319/NEWS03/130319033/Nude-beach-shut-down-Wis-weekdays-reduce-sex-drugs

  • yaaaawwwnnn...this time of year for football is sooooo slllloooowww...

    This has been a pretty crazy FA season though. The NFC Wild West is gonna be bonkers. Keep in mind that the Rams - yes the Rams had the best division record. The 9ers just couldn't beat them. I think losing their HB will hurt though because he was the only one taking on those tough Ds.

  • on the Bears front, I see we lost Roach to the Blackhole.

    Daryl Smith is an OLB (31) and a Jag, so he'd be my first choice.

    Some others might be Nick Barnett (32), Thomas Howard (30) or Kevin Durant (27).

    We can then use whatever money we got left to sign Lance Louis and Izzy.

    IF we can restructure one contract or get Melton a deal then maybe we can even get OG Moore who I really like.

    Then in the draft we can really have tons of flexibility and get BPA.

  • You mean like best available OL?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Actually, according to Butch's plan we would be looking at MLB in the first two rounds.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Focus, gentlemen, focus

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    exactly dave.

    Best. Available. Offensive. Lineman. In. One. And. In. Two. Period.

    Everything else is gra-vay!

  • Yup, Daryl Smith or some other fast dude in there with Briggsy and Lac. If we find ourselves a good center it could very well be the year. Bushrod, Martellus, Beast. Baby Beast. Bush/Forte. Earl. Damn.

    By the bye, download the new drama series Vikings. Quite good. The new Oz movie - which was the first book - is excellent. Very faithful to the sequel. Jack Reacher is the beginning of Hanks looking old and having to do scripts he used to be quick to turn down.

  • I was drivin to a meet, So what I'm sayin' is, we all understand y'all got the bag...see...

    anyhow... listening to the score... holy shit I'm sorry but this blog is a welcome respite from typical Bear fan on sports radio. Maybe that's just typical football fan on sports radio because when I lived in Colorado, radio Bronco fan was super mental midget.

    Anyhow, it appears the Bears management is walking some weird PR line with Urlacher. I think what they WANT, is for him to retire now. And I THINK the offer is, retire now and you will get a special halftime presentation and the whole Carton Fisk treatment, etc etc. But if you grouse, then no. Walk away classy, you don't have it anymore. And he just doesn't want to. He just HAS to play one more year, even if he takes league min. on another team.

    So, unfortunately, I think this city is really mixed on this guy, and it could blow up into soap opera status, Brett Farve style, although I hope it doesn't.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I seriously doubt that has anything to do with it GP. If he plays for Green Bay the next 3 seasons, winning two superbowls and injuring Brandon Marshall in the process, he will still get a big halftime presentation when he retires.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I can unequivocally say none of those things would happen.

    (Still waiting on Farve's Lambeau ceremony)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I knew he'd played his last down, felt it in me waters ! But that's sad if that's the way it ends ... Lac in a Packers aersey next season ... jsut to stick it to everybody. FML.

  • By the way Cheesy, that's 'J-ersey' in case you were wondering what a aersey was.

  • Next up is the Dylan cover...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP0dgBABb8M

  • http://travel.cnn.com/bangkok/life/doctrine-chiang-mais-church-latter-day-dude-explained-206793?hpt=hp_c3

  • BAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/03/20/kate-upton-youtube-prom-invite/?hpt=hp_t5

    Shady, there is hope.

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