Schedule Release Delayed

Schedule Release Delayed

NFL Network has blocked off two hours tomorrow night to announce the 2013 NFL regular season schedule. That release - and the 5,000 word opus I'd penned as a compliment - have both been delayed to the week of the draft.

The drama surrounding this year's schedule could very well involve the Bears - among three teams expected to be in the running to host the Ravens on the opening night of the NFL calendar (along with Denver and Pittsburgh). And while I would greatly miss the experience of the first NFL Sunday - my favorite day of the year - I can't imagine the league NOT wanting to hold their opening night festivities in the great city of Chicago.

For now, the drama waits.

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  • First to say, thank God!

    I was beginning to feel like a tourist in a NY subway that just keeps getting more and more packed until I want to scream and jump through the window.

  • Also, Pompeii put up a pretty good overview about the OGs in this year's draft. Here's how he ranks them.

    1. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-2, 311.
    2. Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-2, 317.
    3. Brian Winters, Kent State, 6-4, 320.
    4. Hugh Thornton, Illinois, 6-3, 320.
    5. Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 343.
    6. Earl Watford, James Madison, 6-4, 300.
    7. Travis Bond, North Carolina, 6-6, 329.
    8. Alvin Bailey, Arkansas, 6-3, 312.
    9. Sam Brenner, Utah, 6-3, 307.
    10. Alex Kupper, Louisville, 6-3, 300.
    11. Eric Herman, Ohio, 6-4, 320.
    12. Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State, 6-6, 318.
    13. Nik Embernate, San Diego State, 6-4, 304.
    Others

    Patrick Omameh, Michigan

    Ryan Jensen, Colorado State

    Zach Allen, North Carolina State

    Josh Kline, Kent State

    James Wilson, Florida

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0415-web-pompei-nfl-draft-preview-20130415,0,7362623.story?track=rss

    [It's worth mentioning that under Kromer, Jahri Evans, 6'4 318, was drafted in the 4rth, and that Carl Nicks, 6'5 349, was a 5th rounder.]

  • Not a one under 300 lbs.

    Just for comparisons' sake

    1985 Bear O-Linemen...

    Center:
    Hilgenberg 259.

    Guards:
    Humphries 265
    Becker 270
    Thayer 271
    Bortz 282

    Tackles:
    Frederick 257
    Covert 277
    Andrews 265
    Van Horne 281

    Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    257 OT! Wow. That's like Lach or Shea at OT.

  • I couldn't give a smaller fuck about golf and tiger if I was a midge, but this was really funny: http://siextramustard.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/tiger-woods.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha, that's funny!

    Didn't Tiger offer his ex-wife $200M to get back with him, but his ex-wife replied, "Make it $250M, and we got a deal."

    Talk about the free market solving all!

  • I heard she got 500. Fuck man... when I get my $5-$10 in the bank I'm never going to be fucking heard from again.

    They'll make a movie about me years later... the real fucking indiana jones.

    bucket list here we come!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck that, MB. You compadres here on the blog will be expecting a full narrative.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Fair enough Dave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do I get to be Short Round?
    Sheeeeeet.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • Reading some of the scouting reports for Evans (RG) and Nicks (LG) was a bit enlightening. It's always interesting to read the "negatives" of nfl PBs who were drafted later in the draft.

    A few notes.

    Both Evans and Nicks are BIG. I was under the impression that Kromer likes his Olinemen almost as nimble as zone blockers, but as you can see, they both have girth and are dancing bears.

    Maybe he prefers his LGs heavier than his RGs (where the 3-tech DTs usually line up).

    Both Evans and Nicks were considered "technically raw". Evans was actually an OT from a small school, which may partially explain why he dropped, so maybe they're looking at small school OT projects (who are athletic, but raw).

    Nicks was considered a sort of "character risk" (lack of discipline, questionable work ethic), while his weight bloated up a bit too much for some teams.

    In short, it seems that Kromer and gang gambled on big, athletic, yet technically raw, small school, character concern prospect for their OGs, and cashed in on both in the 4rth and 5th rounds.

    Keep that in mind when checking out the endless draft scouting reports on OGs.

    Here's a few links on both Evans and Nicks.

    http://www.russlande.com/wp-content/docs/j.evans.pdf

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/03/12/free-agent-scouting-report-saints-og-carl-nicks

  • Can't believe I missed the infinity talk on the last thread.

    looks like New Bear held it down alright without me. For truly mind twisting discussions of infinity, see anything written by Greg Cantor.

    A good friend of mine wrote the this story, called The Infinite Hotel. He passed away just over a year ago. But it's a nice story on the evasiveness of infinity.

    http://www.people.vcu.edu/~elhaij/GEB/Notes/Unit1/InfiniteHotel.html

  • There was a person on the Infinity Doc who talked about the Infinity Hotel. Is it the same guy?

  • No. Actually the story I provided for you (written by my friend) was called The Story of Hotel Ad Infinitum which was inspired by the mathematician David Hilbert's Infinite Hotel. I'm sure that's the one referenced in the documentary.

  • ah, that explains it. I'll check the story out.

    I was wondering why the math guy on the blog was not jumping in on the "infinity" convo.

    It's an interesting subject since philosophers, esp "positivists" have discarded ideas such as "infinity" because they deemed them metaphysical (of no use to humans because they can't be empirically dis/proved).

    Yet, mathematicians are actually using infinity in a lot of their work, so what the hell is going on?

    Are mathematicians actually using "infinity" to solve real problems, applicable to technology and the such, or is it all like metaphysical speculation?

  • Actually, I think I know which OGs the Bears are gonna draft (read too many Sherlock Holmes when I was a lad).

    Keep in mind the Kromer precedent (OT converted to OG. 6'4 + 318+ later rounder + small school + concerns + athletic + raw) cross referenced with the Olinemen they have brought in for interviews, here are your 2013 Bears OGs.

    [77.05] - Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State (PRI)
    [67.0] - Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech (COM)

    Fragel is VERY raw, and at 6'8 308, he has the frame to bulk up, but maybe too tall for OG.

    Mills (6'5 316) is my #1 Bears OG target. He fits the Evans/Nicks scouting template, plus was brought in.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/jordan-mills?id=2540229

    Other guys around the Mill's range which I suspect the Bears are targeting based on the aforementioned criteria (4rth and beyond) [NFL.com grade]

    Nick Becton OT, 6'5 323, Virgina Tech [67.5]
    Xavier Nixon, OT, 6'6 321, Florida [67.2]
    Chris Faulk, OT, 6'5, 331 LSU [64.0]

    Needless to say, this also means that although we're going to be screaming for an Olinemen in the first two rounds, we might have to be antsy and trust Kromer and gang on the second day and beyond.

  • I can't argue with that analysis. I suspect, based on position, that Emery is targeting one of three spots:

    1) Cornerback, because there's no way we get Peanut and Jennings back next year if they both hit the probowl again.
    2) Pass rusher, following the McLellin pick, and because there are a ton of DLine talents in the bottom third (as with most years)
    3) WR/TE, because Emery will want Trestman to have some new toys, and he seems to value the skill positions more than the O-line.

    I think if Tavon Austin is on the board at 20, we'll take him.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I was LITERALLY thinking the same. A "blue chip player" at CB, DE/DT and WR/TE might fall to 20, and Emery will pounce on him.

    The more is think about it, the less I believe the Bears will go Oline in the first two rounds unless someone really falls into their laps.

  • Edmond Kugbila OG 16 Valdosta State Sr 6-4 317

    New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia put Kugbila through his pro day workout. Kugbila also had a workout with the Carolina Panthers. He has visits scheduled with the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs. Kugbila was born in Ghana and lived there until he was 10 years old. The last player drafted out of Valdosta State was linebacker Artie Ulmer, who was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

    Ryan Jensen OG 11 Colorado State - Pueblo Sr 6-4 317

    Offensive line coaches from the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins were present for Jensen’s workout. Jensen has had three teams visit for a workout, the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings. He has five trips scheduled to visit with the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens; and he also had a workout scheduled with the New England Patriots for March 26.

    Jensen could be drafted as high as the third or fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The last player drafted out of Colorado State-Pueblo - then known as Southern Colorado - was running back Herman Heard, who was selected in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

  • In reply to Shady:

    That Kugbila kid seems right up Kromer's alley. "Raw" guy with athleticism and size to shape into PBer.

    The evidence certainly seems to be pointing to:

    1st. BPA (CB/DE/DT/WR/TE) or trade down
    2nd. LB
    4rth. C/OG
    5th. (CB/WR/HB)
    6th BPA (with strong leaning to SP teamer)

  • Oh, and I finally made it a movie weekend and watched Argo, Zero Dark 30, and Skyfall.

    Zero Dark 30 was not as good as I thought it was going to be, but maybe I built it up too much in my mind.

    Argo was a better movie in my view, but that's just me.

    Skyfall naturally was bad ass and better than the last Bond flick.

    And on the spy note, here's an awesome doc on "modern" spies. I love this shit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F80dtpL57QM

    Also, on netflix, you gotta watch "Everything or Nothing" which follows Bond for the past 50 years.

    A spy movie I like which many others deem too slow is "Breach".

  • awesome.

    Speaking of... finally watched the Hobbit.

    Actually didn' get all the hate. It seemed pretty right on and I enjoyed it. Can't wait for #2 and my favorite scene... the spiders.

    Also watched The Life of Pi. Pretty awesome. Loved it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Haven't watched the Hobbit. I think Tobi is a Hobbit expert, and that's why it got a bad rap on here, if I remember correctly.

    Have you watched the "Everything or Nothing" doc? It's fascinating. Shit, even Reagan and Clinton liked Bond. Who says the Blue and the Red can't agree on anything?

  • dude, that spy doc is fucking fascinating. Awesome. thanks for posting.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Russian "Honey-trap"

    http://teapartymiami.org/annachapmanpic.jpg

    If you were some fat, hapless, pencil pusher with top secret clearance at a hotel lobby, tell me you wouldn't hit that!

    If the FBI later informed me that she was a russian spy, I would still bang her, but just give her disinformation.

  • Butch , fyi, that red blue bullshit was created in 2000 during the Bush/Gore race.

    Back in the 80's and 90's there was such a thing as moderate republican and democrats, conservative democrats, fiscal republicans who couldn't give a shit about social issues, etc. Nowadays, if you're not on the absolute fringe of the wings you're a pariah.

    With that being said I agree with you about Argo. I really liked it. Zero Dark Thirty was a difficult timeline to mold into a movie but i thought it was good. SkyFall was awesome.

    I also just watched a movie called Hyde Park on Hudson with Bill Murray as FDR. It was actually not half bad. I'm going to rent the Hobbit this weekend.

  • Yeah, I know once upon a time there were "Purples" on both sides, Johnny, but I think those have now been co-opted.

    The "fiscal conservatives" who aren't "social conservatives " are now Libertarians.

    On the Democrats side, a lot of the more liberal Dems, the one's who are unhappy with Obama, have joined the Green Party.

    While Libertarians and Greens are still a minority, their ideas still influence both parties a lot.

    A lot of those with "mixed" political views, say you believe in gay rights and gun rights, have become "independent," and I think those are now the "purples", but how many "independents" are elected?

    Anyhow, haven't watched "Hyde Park on Hudson" - I'll put that on my list.

  • http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/us/boston-marathon-explosions/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Warning: This one is gruesome, potentially NSFW

    https://twitter.com/JackieBrunoNECN/status/323876248428359681/photo/1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This one shows the range of damage

    https://twitter.com/brm90/status/323876631980687361/photo/1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    damn man. not big enough for central al Qaida, but easily a splinter

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/two-explosions-boston-marathon-finish-191045988--spt.html

    Lots of serious injuries and 2 dead.......

  • damn man... one dude's leg is tore up.

    Fucking terrorists

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that sucks man. wonder who did it?

  • Think about it - who's out of business if shit doesn't get blown up now and then?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Bombs R Us?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Okay. I'll bite. Who Dave?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    By all means, Dave...please share.

  • This is just a gut feeling, but it's "Patriot Day" in Boston. Also, It's "tax day" - I just get this feeling that it's a "home grown" terrorist like McVeigh.

  • Quite possibly.

  • Man, maybe I should get on twitter. Didn't even know about the bombs going off in Boston until I saw a random report on it on the interwebs.

    As glad as I am that it hasn't, I'm actually surprised smaller attacks like that haven't happened since we're a very open society.

    I wouldn't rush to blame Jihadist though. Usually they come out with prepared statements/vids beforehand.

    This reminds me more of the Atlanta Olympic bombing.

    Who knows - I just hope no one else dies. I actually have two good friends who run marathons.

  • Agreed, and the truth is regardless of who did this we will see at least a dozen jihadist organizatons claim credit.

    It'll be a while before we find out who did this, but I'm sure the investigation will be extremely thorough.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I don't think they'll just let the waterpass under the brige here. I don't think they'll leave a board unturned to find the right guys... and then punish them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fucking html. that meant to read....

    I don't think they'll just let the water pass under the bridge here. I don't think they'll leave a board unturned to find the right guys... and then punish them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wink wink. Fuck em. If somebody wants to blow up my kid while he strolls innocently down the sidewalk I hope he gets worse than waterboarding. I'm tired of taking the high road.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    That's why I'm hypothesizing it's more of a home grown nut. If it were Al Queda, a video message would have aired on Al Jeezera almost within seconds of the bombs going off specifically mentioning Boston and the usual "America Devil" rants.

    This could still be sympathetic cell, or lone extremist. I guess we'll find out.

  • fucking crazies maings. fucking crazies.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    NewBear, I've tried signing up for caissa.com for chess at least 6 times. Every time I get an error. I've tried all different things to sign in. I've even sent e-mails describing the scenario, and never got a response back. I don't get the problem and am really frustrated with the site. Any suggestions? Do you use any other chess sites?

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Yahoo has a chess program, haven't used it in like 10 years. Check if they do correspondence?

  • i'm checking some facts, some sources are saying that at least 2 more bombs were actually found that did not detonate. I'll see what I can come up with.

  • Police say there was a bomb explosion at JFK Library.

  • now they are saying "mechanical fire". Bad timing.

  • Yeah, some of the intelligence officers on CNN say that those undetonated bombs will be crucial in speeding up what kind of bombs they were, and thus speed up the process of figuring out the M.O. and tracing it to certain groups with "signature" explosives.

    They already said that the white smoke indicates a less powerful blast (thank god), and as such, perhaps not a very sophisticated person/group.

  • I hope the NFL moves the NFL draft to Boston (Kennedy Center). I know it's unprecedented, but I think it would send a message.

  • +1

  • Clever idea.

  • Vaporizing some known terroist training site would send a better message.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And if that happens to be in bumblefuck middle America?

    The only drawback to moving it to Boston is that the cops, the FBI, and the Boston muni authorities have their hands full as is. Staging a major event on short notice on top of this isn't happening.

  • Saints signed Seneca Wallace.

  • I'm dining tonight it what was, reportedly, Tom Landry's favorite restaurant. A little Mexican place with the best Brisket tacos in the southwest.

    The legend here is that a young Jerry Jones, tired on Landry and his lording over all of Dallas, met Jerry Jones here to discuss things and was caught by a reporter. Word got back to Landry who understood the embedded FU in the meeting, and acted appropriately.

    Here's the place:

    http://tinyurl.com/cdgckas

    Hoping the tacos are everything they say they are.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sorry, I meant to say that young Jones, in his pre false face days, met a young head coach from Miami, Jimmy Johnson. JJ^2.

  • $15 for the PS3.

    Michael Biehn is your guy, all 80s movies references. Check it out by watching the video of the game play, it's great.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/11/the-nostalgic-insanity-of-far-cry-3-blood-dragon

  • In reply to gpldan:

    cool. the little richard helli music was predator.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-GtzLljPU

  • video footage: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/boston-marathon-explosion-footage_n_3086934.html

    some graphic... is that the dude in the wheelchair's bone at the end of the bottom video? damn.

  • I can't believe how screwed up the world is getting. Movie theaters, schools, workplaces. I'm still scoping exit signs when I take the family to a movie. The dark side of human nature seems to be growing at an alarming pace. At least the willingness to act on it, anyway. Who the fuck walks into a classroom and shoots 7 year olds? Who leaves bombs on the sidewalk in an attempt to kill people they've never met? It's getting harder and harder to stay positive about the future when there seem to be so many people willing to destroy the lives of so many other people for a bullshit/crazy reason and to no real end.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    with you 100% about just fucking kill these guys johnny. a bullet to the head. No trial, no waiting. find them, get proof they did it. kill them... wait.... maybe torture them without mercy first to get info if there is any... if they don’t have any info to get, just do it for training anyway.

    Yes, it makes us a little more like them, bit so what. Like I've always said, you can't reason with extremist... or ex-wives.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We will never be like these cowards. Retaliation against a specific individual or group for an atrocious act is justifiable in my world. These assholes just kill random strangers because they feel they need to make a point that will NEVER affect any change. I hope they burn in hell. Harsh? Probably, but I'm at the end of all patience with the shit we're seeing on a frequent basis. The world is not the one we grew up in.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I don't think I could handle having kids in this world. I would go fucking Liam Neeson/ Gerard Butler on some people if they were to harm them or my wife.

    I understand war. I understand death. But I still don't understand taking innocent lives.

  • Hey Shady...

    I don't care.... I love it!

  • let me undepress myself for a moment (or not).

    I don't care if we THINK Kromer can find and then build another hicks and bush... rod. I don't care if Emery also THINKS kromer can do it a third time. I don't even care that any of them point to the facts (cookie, BJ, Gaither) and THINK that rd 1 picks don't always pan out so why take that risk....

    I don't give a fuck what anyone THINKS anymore. We've seen the damage THINKING does when you're a coach/GM.

    So stop THINKING so damn much and do the right fucking THING... get us a rd 1 Olineman phil. Fucking period.

    Dave.... you with me here my man?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I THINK you're going to be gravely disappointed!

    bwhahaha

    Warmack or Cooper need to fall to us at 20, or we're not going oline in the first (unless we reach for Warford, Fluker or Watson, etc).

    Emery wants to trade down for a reason.

    Combine this to many of the LBs linked to the Bears being late 1st (at best), Kromer's history, strength of the draft (DE, DT, CB) and Trestman wanting new toys for Cutler... and Oline in the first 2 rds is looking more and more like a distant dream.

    I've already prepared my mind for it like a zen Samurai who composes a small haiku before a death match.

  • Yes, if all the right dudes are gone, then by all means do not reach and go BA... BUT, if Warmack or Cooper are there and we take fucking travon smurf austin or some other shit instead, I will be fucking LIVID!!!!!

    Same goes with taking some unknown fucking small school CB/KR over b.jones if he's there in the 3rd (if we trade down) or late 2nd.

    I still have the stink of chicken dinner over chad jones and some other better dude in last year's draft in my nose... but I am hoping that's just Lovie's familiar stink, and not emery's new, unfamiliar stink.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...and let's see your haiku.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dog days of Pre-draft...

    Cooper or Warmack
    Kate Upton or Johanson
    Unrequited dreams...

  • poignant

  • Whoa..

  • http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000159859/article/aaron-rodgers-clay-matthews-close-to-new-contracts

    First of all, that's gay. NTTAWWT.
    Secondly, my gut tells me this marks the beginning of a slow downward spiral for the Fudge. They are going to have too much money tied up in two players. It just doesn't work.

  • Jeez, I'm antsy about the draft.

    I've come around to thinking that if Emery can't trade lower in the 1st, and if Cooper or Warmack are available, either one would be a good pick at 20.

    I still want Emery to trade down. But again, barring a run on a position and some other GM panicking, I don't think there will be many GMs looking to take the Bears' #20.

    I do not want a CB with the 1st pick. Or TE. Or S. I don't care if they're BPA--if there's a LB or OL who's not a reach with the pick, you gotta get 'im. The OL is an immediate need--and an impact player there (even a "reach") is more important than a CB who might grade out slightly higher and play nickel for a year behind two All-Pro CBs.

    And regarding Boston: it's a tragedy. My inclination is that this is like Atlanta '96 and/or OK City '94: some lone-wolf unbalanced nutjob. The timing and the location suggest domestic, not foreign.

    And if my background check & security clearance hurry up and get done, I would know more (but be able to say less).

  • +1

  • 2 rd boyz;

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4683134/bears-draft-preview-center

    I like that we are still looking at O-line........please 8 lb 6 ounce baby Jesus...my favorite of all the jesuses!!!!!

    GET ME MY O LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Some scary sheite:

    BOSTON BOMBINGS: Hmm...another April massacre. It might be interesting to note that the Oklahoma City bombing occurred this week, the Columbine massacre occurred this week, the Waco tragedy occurred this week, the VA Tech massacre occurred this week. COINCIDENCE?? The list goes on....The American Revolution began this week, so did the American Civil War, and the Bosnian War. Still think this is coincidence? Add the Rwandan Genocide and the Armenian Genocide to the list. Also, Abraham Lincoln was shot this week. This is just the beginning of the list. Still think this is all crazed conspiracy theory??

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    man some bizarre arse alignment here huh????? found this on FB

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    yeah.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    is that all true? holy shit.

    crazies maings, crazies.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    You saw that on Facebook too?

  • bbbbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well good luck with THAT!!!????

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000160108/article/caleb-hanie-reportedly-expected-to-sign-with-ravens

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    It's a damn shame the Bears can't get some compensation for Hanie.

    Like a 7th-round pick or something. Just some acknowledgement from the NFL, or Fate, or whatever, that Hanie sucked balls and everyone is sorry he deluded Chicago (and the rest of the league) that he was worth anything.

    Sort of like John Shoop. Can you believe that asswipe still gets jobs in football?

  • yep....IBNO...it's a pisser alright....

  • Do you have any idea how much the Raiders and Chargers wish that was true?

  • Really???? do they not see the SHEITE ARSE Oline we have had...all but one going to D 1st rd

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000158396/article/chicago-bears-2013-firstround-mock-draft

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Josh Norris is the only one who seems to have his head out of his ass, but this kills me:

    "The Bears just spent a lot of money on free-agent left tackle Jermon Bushrod, but Warmack would solidify one spot along the interior. "

    BUT? BUT?!?!?!

    Just because the Bears spent a lot of money to upgrade the LT doesn't mean that they're done fixing the O-line. Jeebus, do you think that one FA signing would turn around the other 4 positions on the line?

  • IBNO..I don't get it either...sheite that's the fucking thought process of Glitchy and LDL..."WERE ALL SET"...well just FOOKI ME!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    one thing is very apparent... and has been discussed before by $ and others... none of these guys knows dick about who's going to draft who.

    they're throwing fucking darts at a list while blindfolded. As bleed mentioned, norris is the only guy who gets our real need, but he's delusional that warmack will still be there at 20.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/

    I find it amusing how EVERYONE forgets how effective Earl Bennett is.

    All the guy does is make plays time, after time, after time.

    He dropped one pass (albeit a very important one). I love that we have The Pearl and know that he'll be Mr. First Down again this season.

  • I don't think we forgot how effective Earl Bennett can be. He just hasn't shown it for two years.

    Blame who and what you want but the guy needs to show it this year for sure.

  • I don't blame anything. He's a baller and when he doesn't have a ruptured spleen or a broken hand all he does is make plays.

    He missed 4.5 games last year and had 29 catches with 20 of them as first downs. His YAC was almost 8 yards.

    He showed it in limited time and this year hopefully he'll show it in all 16. If he plays 15 or 16 this year in a West Coast scheme he gets 45 catches with 27 First Downs.

    Straight Baller.

  • I think "The Pearl" was a casualty of our fucking system...I am pumped with what M.T. is going to bring to the table....

    "The Beast" or "Kracken"
    "Black Unicorn"
    "Silent Assassin"
    "The Pearl"
    and
    "Double Deuce"

    HAVE GOT TO HAVE "CHUBBY'S" right now with this O playbook...

    Maybe we name them..wait for it..wait for it...

    M.T.'s................... "TRIPOD SQUAD"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    So many weapons, so many tripods.

  • tee hee hee

  • I blame Roman Harper.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    that hit reminded me what Brownie used to do to people:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pj_ey8blG0

  • Yep...goosebumps.

  • uhhhhh, mike fucking tice much!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1..earlier post up!!

  • Hey canada... check out the new update to my old P3: new-cervelo-p3-tt-bike-gets-p5-tech-trickle-down

    Looks so much nicer than mine, but it's still white. As soon as I’m on the other side of this divorce and my finances stabilize somewhat I am going to sell my P3 and see if I can maybe pick up a gently used P5 as a divorce celebration present to myself.

    And agree with you johnny. He needs to stay on the field and trestman (and Jay) need to make him a MUCH bigger and much more regluar part of the offensive game planning.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BOOOOM: http://www.nytro.com/default/assets/Image/Slatwall/product/default/cache/13UCER-P53-RED-B-BLKWHT_800w.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    NICE!!!!!!!!! Those Cosmic rims are seriously deep V's. Not sure what it's like in SD but I'm guessing you should be able to find a gently used one. There has to a be a Tri-Geek around (Jon Cryer?) who has lots of dough and needs to update every year or two.

    When I got divorced I bought a new bike as a present to myself. I didn't need the bike but I've never regretted buying it. It was the last year Schwinn was a viable bike name. The bike was built by Serotta. It's double-butted titanium with a carbon fiber fork. Full Dura-Ace 9 speed. Schwinn was in the process of bellying up and the bikes were being blown out through the Colorado Cyclist. All the guys at the local bike shop were talking about it. They were pissing and moaning the only size left were 48 cm. They got me so jacked up I went home and bought it online. The retail was $4,200 and they were blowing them out for $2,500. This was back in 2000. Definitely splurge if you can. After something as traumatic as a divorce, a gift to yourself is a good thing!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    thanks canada. I will be psyched to be through it all. Hopefully the judge is good and likes great dads (ok, ok NB, I'll stop there).

    I would LOVE the P5. Been drooling over it for aver a year now. 'Sides, need to jettison the P3, which was a gift from the ex. Ha!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    At least she had good taste in bikes! Good luck with the settlement and getting it finalized. That's stressful as hell. Once it's over it's like the weight of the world is off you.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Check this out from Cycling News. It's not the P-5 but the price is right! If you get the P-5 are you going electronic? That shit's crazy expensive. It would put the P-5 up around $10,000. YIKES!

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/new-cervelo-p3-tt-bike-gets-p5-tech-trickle-down

  • fucking moron: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/379015-jamarcus-russell-likely-wont-get-2nd-chance

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol, the article I read a couple of days ago said he started his comeback training "a couple weeks ago". What the fuck?

    That training should have started a year ago. What the fuck are you going to do in a couple weeks if you have been mowing down ribs, burgers and liquor for 2 years straight? fucking moron.

  • he's turrible maingses.

    Just. Plain. Turrible.

  • NFL to release schedule this Thursday. http://www.nfl.com/

    Calm yourself, Jeffe.

  • http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0ap1000000157812/article/mike-mayock-elevates-eric-fisher-in-draft-prospect-rankings

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB.....MM is pretty even on target on the mock's...he even thought Chicken Dinner was a good move..one to two years out though....

  • Holy shit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/mystery-man-on-roof-boston-bombings-photo-_n_3091189.html#slide=2340956

    Look at #12... but not if you're squeemish. Holy fucking shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wow

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    Yeah man, that's the guy's exposed fucking tibia just hanging out... with no muscle and shredded skin hanging off what used to be a leg, and his foot's totally missing. Fuck that is one of the gnarliest things I’ve ever seen.

  • The apartment that was searched last night was of a Saudi man who a bystander tackled when he saw him running away from the scene in a suspicious way.

    Now, if that Saudi is tied in - that has to be the best profile tackle ever. I'm sure the Bostonian who tackled him will probably never come forward, due to the risk he puts himself at, but hey - way to go, dude. I hope you got some shots in to the face before the cops came. I hope you went Butkus clothesline on the guy.

    I know racial profiling isn't cool and all, but if that worked, then a lot of people will have to STFU about it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Saudi national is not a suspect.

    Period.

    Racial profiling doesn't work, by the way.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How does one run away from a bombs exploding "un-supiciously"?

    Boston is not exactly known for being "racially sensitive" - I can imagine how the few middle easterners who live in Boston and had nothing to do with it are feeling right about now.

  • Jeff Dickerson
    Brandon Marshall and Robbie Gould are expected to be sidelined this week at minicamp, according to Emery. #Bears

  • Jeff Dickerson
    Emery said Roberto Garza is staying at center. Doubt he's being totally honest. #Bears

  • Jeff Dickerson
    Emery has no regrets about how the #Bears negotiated with MLB Brian Urlacher.

  • Emery: "I'd like to draft a QB every year."

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    yeah, tell me he really didn't say that

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-minicamp-emery-20130416,0,2958266.story

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    "Emery identified cornerback, safety, defensive line and offensive line as positions of strength and depth in the draft, adding that wide receivers and tight ends were "above average."...

    [Well, this is not news. NB, me and a few others have said as much. Offensive line is a strength, but it's so strong that 5-6 of the top ones will likely be drafted by 20]

    As to the draft, Emery said the Bears had five or six players they would like at No. 20 and two or three they would hope fall to them....

    [Would love to know who the 5-6 players are. I think this shows that Emery will go BPA in the 1st since 5 or 6 players.

    Those 2-3 players who will likely not be at 20 I am guessing are Ogletree, Warmack, and Cooper]

    Emery said teams have approached the Bears about trading down but "things don't get serious till the draft," ....

    [This is VERY good news. Is he disinforming? He doesn't seem like the type. That means we already have options. I'm also extremely curious what players are worth trading up for at 20}

  • You know what I don't like about the Bears as currently constructed? Who's the enforcer?

    When Bennett got speared, or when mullet man cheap shotted Louis, who on the team would return the favor? It seems like Lovie's choir boys were willing to play dirty.

    Olin wouldn't have put up with that shit. Or Brown on D. Louis had a little bit of dog in him, and Chilo Rachel perhaps had too much.

    Maybe D.J. or some other Bear will step up and be the enforcer on the team, but every team needs one or two crazy fucks to keep the other team from taking cheap shots.

  • *weren't

  • 4E85...what I'm enjoying is a GM who knows what the fuck to do! and all options are open...not trying any fucking experiments like taking a square peg and humping it into a round hole....

  • Olin wasn't the enforcer on the field for the Bears. I can't remember Olin enforcing anything. He got angry a couple of times and huffed and puffed but there are no true enforcers in the NFL.

    Guys who bring the fucking heat on the field are enforcers. Sending a message is driving some dude into the ground or throwing a QB through the turf.

    Plenty of guys on our roster can do that and have through the years. The best way to enforce is to play brutal, gang tackling, stripping the ball type D. that's what the Bears do. Nothing demoralizes a team more than their guy coughing up the ball or their qb throwing a pick 6. it hurts morale and carries on to the next week because the other team has less confidence in their guy.

    You'll see some aggressive Bears this year for sure just like always.

  • Jeff Dickerson
    Gabe Carimi is working at LG, RG and RT. #Bears

  • Finally:

    Jeff Dickerson
    Strange watching Devin Hester stand with the specialists at practice. No routes at WR the whole workout. #Bears

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Michael C. Wright
    Devin Hester not working at all w/ WRs. No meetings, nothing. Trestman said he'll spend all time w/joe D & specialists.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    thank fucking god.

    I'm willing to give him one more shot maingses... if he pusses out and dives down one fucking time, I am done with him and will be mercilessly calling for his benching and trade.

    one last chance hester you vagina.

    (too harsh?)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    nope..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppd6LHfhkd0

  • Michael C. Wright
    Also OG is spot they'll focus on for Carimi. Trestman just said that.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Jeff Dickerson
    Marc Trestman believes Gabe Carimi is best suited for guard. #Bears

  • More details: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/boston-bombs-pressure-cookers_n_3093288.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D299202

    "These types of pressure cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence report"

  • Thanks for the updates lobo, R2 you're getting beat to the punch here bro. Que pasa?

  • My god man!!!!!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/carlos-arredondo-marathon-hero_n_3092134.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D299042

    "In one stunning photo that’s become an iconic image of the incredible heroism that emerged, Arredondo appears to be pinching closed a severed artery from the thigh of a victim who lost both of his legs, according to NBC."

  • NEW THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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