Bears Will Retire Ditka's #89

Here is the fantastic NFL Network Football Life on Mike Ditka. DaBearsBlog is planning a fan event surrounding the retiring of da coach's number against the Cowboys on Monday night, December 9th.

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  • Ditka's hair follicles cure polio.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    so does this girl's vagina: https://twitter.com/AbiRatchford/media/grid

  • In reply to gpldan:

    second...... to approve this comment

  • "he had a face like a fist."

    awesome.

  • my prowess in college was "Defense" I come to the Bears and place me as a "Tight End" ..."What the hell is a Tight End"????.....

    simple Coach you were!!!!! and always will be....

  • "I couldn't out run anybody" I just waited for them to catch up and then sluged them....hahahahahahahahahaha

  • How 'bout dem hawks?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It is so damn fun to watch them play at their best.

    Game 7 is going to be nuts. They are going to try and kill Toews on the ice.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Great couple wins. If they play their A game on Wednesday they move on.

  • Nice to see Da Coach get some props.

    Apparently the Bears are done retiring number because, well, there just aren't enough numbers to go around. Unless of course the NFL allows the the team to start using fractions or extra digits. I mean, it just doesn't seem right to have Chicken Dinner in Hampton's #99 or James Anderson in Singletary's #50 or someone eventually wearing Lach's #54.

    I say use fractionals, decimals or extra digits to give these other HOFers the respect they deserve.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I suggest reestablishing numbers after 50 years of hanging on the rafters(except sweetness).

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    (and Butkus)

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    <51, -51, .51, 5.1, 5-1, ≠51...

  • Not sure if Ditka is into the whole fanfare circus thing. My kinda guy.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    He was my brother's favorite player. A co-worker from a million years ago had a great pic of his wife sitting on the coach's lap. He was in a golf cart at Platteville and was quite happy about the situation. Needless to say, the guy's wife was a babe.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    When Ditka was coach of the Saints, I used to see him in the bar on weekends in La Crosse during training camp. Always had a huge cigar in his mouth and a couple hot chicks by his side that were young enough to be his grand daughters.

  • Are they going to retire the #s of mini-ditkas?

    50.1, 50.2, 50.3...

  • dur, 89.1, 89.2, 89.3

  • 34.1, 34.2, 34.3...

  • Apperently, this is quite the off-season for Da Bears.

    Lovie and Co, gone.
    Lach, gone.
    All in on new coach, new system.
    Interesting draft.
    Melton has yet to get a new contract.
    Carimi going MIA.
    Retire Da Coach's #.

  • My favorite line... "What do you call him at home? Coach? Mike?"

    "Asshole"

    Yup.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    She's great! I'll bet she doesn't take any shit off of him.

  • “Ditka remade the Bears in his own image, tough-nose players who didn’t take crap from anyone.”

    “He was kickass at the podium… and on the field”

    Canada… THAT is why I hate/d Lovie. He was the exact opposite of what our team should and does stand for. And he turned our chicago bears into what we aren’t and shouldn’t ever be… kumbayfuckingya mediocrity. I’m hoping this new coach returns us to the bears we should be.

    God damn that video of us beating the fuck out of people fires me up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pretty sure Lovie would have won a SB with that roster.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    He'd have been too stupid to blitz.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    thank you BS.

    Also, ditka helped build that roster canada. hE Came on in 82' and assuredly had a big say who stayed and who came in right? (yes, we all know that Fink was the man, but still)

    As much as my dislike of the man baffles you, your die-hard belief in him baffles me. ; )

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're welcome, but I regret using the word "stupid". Lovie Smith has forgotten more about football than I will ever know. He was set in his ways and didn’t adapt when necessary, same as Buddy.

    I’ll give Lovie this much, he would not have forgotten Payton.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I have mixed feeling about Payton not scoring a touchdown. Both Ditka and Sweetness had ego's a mile high. Payton marketed himself from day one and he wasn't perfect either. It was disappointing to find out the shitty things Payton did to his wife but he was human too. At least he got to check out with a Super Bowl ring.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Even if his DC wasn't.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Given an infinite number of alternate realities, a monkey will type Hamlet before Halas hires Lovie as head coach with Buddy Ryan as DC.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Lovie would have had hell keeping all those personalities in line. McMahon would have walked all over him. Sorry Csnada but that was a silly statement. Plus, SNL would have never been able to immortalize Lovie. Never mention the damage to a warp in the time contingent.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Lovie got to a SB and had a decent shot of winning it until Rex's INT. The 85 team was better at every position except kicker (and Butthead was really good), returner (no contest there) and possibly at Will and MLB (although Samurai and either Otis or Wilbur were really good). Other than that the 85 team was better at every position and most positions by A LOT. It's all woulda, coulda, shoulda, but you guys give Lovie no credit for going to a SB with crappy WR's, mediocre at best OL, and a horrible QB.

    Many of you slobber over Ditka like he was sent from above. He had a crazy talented roster for years and came up small every year but one.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Forgot Peanut. He is an upgrade over either 85 CBs. I don't get you guys bagging on Lovie constantly. It's not like I was rooting for him to stay. His time was up. He left with a decent record considering every roster was extremely flawed offensively.

    MB you carry on like Lovie fucked your mom, dad, sisters and brothers. What were you like during the Wanny and Jauron years?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    let's not get personal now my man. I still love you.

    Just can't stand the kind of coach lovie was. Isn't even about his record or what he did/didn't to be 100% honest.

    It's that he was a fucking mute, company man without a fucking spin. I have zero respect for people like that who are company fucking bootlickers and will do anything to stay below the radar and keep their middle-manager jobs, despite the opty to be great... mostly out of abject cowardice.

    Maybe lovie just isn't that type of man. We'll never know and truth be told I couldn't give a smaller fuck if I was a midget now that he's gone... as long as he stays gone.

    And I'm sure your mother, sister, dad and brother are wonderful people canada.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wasn't trying to get personal. It's just your level of anger that baffles me. Sorry if I insulted you. I certainly wasn't going for that. I was going for humor but apparently missed the target by a lot. I'm pretty sure all NFL coaches are company men. Who wouldn't try to hang onto a job that pays $5 mil/yr.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Ditka?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, think about the work world. How many middle managers achieve greatness with a shitty staff?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Plenty Dave - I've personally experienced this a few times in my career. In the work world the real badasses are eventually recognized and are brought upward... unless all of the people above him are total morons.

    Let me answer your question with another question... if lovie was worth a shit, I believe he'd be the head coach for a contender (and he'd have a huge new contract) this year. Instead....

    Crickets.

    That has to say something, right?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I tend to agree with this. Ditka wasn't as great as he's made out to be and Lovie not nearly as bad. 'Tis the life of a HC. And QB.

  • In reply to Shady:

    pussy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    At least I don't drink my own urine...

  • In reply to Shady:

    yes.

    Get your ass online and stop avoiding my golden MP7 of deaths

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I don't think slobber is the word I would use. I think most Bears fans appreciate Ditka because he won a Super Bowl. Lovie did not. Don't get me wrong, I admire and respect both men in their own right but Ditka gave this Bears fan the right to celebrate a Super Bowl Championship after many years of disappointment. When Ditka delivered on that, untold Bears fans around the Country got to bask in football glory after many years of eating dirt. I think it is not appropriate to try to switch out Ditka's success for what Lovie might have been able to do back then "if" he had been coach.

    Bottom line, if grasshoppers had machine guns, birds wouldn't mess with them. In my world, "IF" doesn't mean jack.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Rex is our quarterback? We lost to egg head. That Super Bowl sucked. Apart from the opening kick off, Lovie did not have the boys prepared. If, if, if, if. Enough already. I was so disgusted with the Bears Super Bowl performance that I cancelled my Direct TV Sunday Ticket. Every Bears fan knew deep in their hearts that Grossman was a choker. Lovie could have changed his legacy had he dealt with the QB position differently.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Sticking with Grossman said everything about Lovie. I've always thought that if a head coach can't see that his QB sucks - and will always suck - then he can't see anything else either. Ditka knew McMahon was a good/great QB so he let him get away with stuff. We all saw what happened to Brian Griese when he called his own plays - as evidenced by a successful 98 yard drive (or whatever) against Philly.

    Lovie would have benched guys like McMichael for throwing chairs around and drinking beer in the car park. Ditka could deal with those guys because he had been great himself and understood what it was about. He was a tough, smart, legendary player who understood what it took to win. He was the football equivalent of the Right Stuff. Lovie was none of those things.

    When the Bears drubbed the Cowboys 44-0, Ditka walked over to Landry and apologized. Class. He just could couldn't corral his monsters. Lovie would have found some way to lose that game by a field goal.

  • Oh good god.

    If you want to say Lovie was stupid for sticking with Grossman, what about Doug (fucking) Flutie?!!

    You guys CAN'T be serious...

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Doug Flutie was a LOT better than Wrecks, though. Heisman winner, 6 times all-star in Canada, pro bowler in the NFL. He wasn't a bad QB.

    People knew what Mike stood for, good or bad. You messed up, you were getting chewed out on the spot. What did Lovie stand for? Confusion?

    Mike came in and said if you walk with me we'll go to and win the Superbowl. Some of you won't be here to see that. Lovie came in and said "we're going to beat Green Bay" (not win superbowls!).

    Did we beat GB? Did we fuck.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Actually, I *very* much doubt that. Much of McMahon's behavior was IMO specifically to avoid being dominated and humiliated by Ditka as so many players were.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Actually Dave, strong willed people like Halas McMahon and Ditka understand each other. They might not like each other as the war of wills plays out, but make no mistake, they understand and respect each other. That is why Halas hired Ditka to coach the Bears.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Lovie'd have found some way to frak it up, and he never would have thought of responding to Guy McIntyre's introduction .... with the Fridge.

    Glad that Coach got his props. Great player and great entertainment after a game.

  • H A W K S C E

  • In reply to Viva:

    I missed the whole "add -ce to the end of the team name" discussion.

    Can anyone provide insightce?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I belive Johnny own it. I saw a B U L L S C E post and it stuck.

  • In reply to Viva:

    I stole it from Matt Is My Forte:

    mmmmmmmmBearsss

  • speaking of where is that mo fo... and crown for christs sake. I miss that guy.

    Crown, come back to us!!!

  • In reply to Viva:

    or was it Ben in Norcal?

  • Ben is currently in.......Greece! I'm currently in Santorini living the good life and eating lots of gyros. If anyone has yet to travel this way I highly recommend it.

    But I try to keep up with the goings on of Da Blog.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Nice.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    WIllie, you need to adopt the over exaggerated SNL Superfan dialect when discussing the beloved teams of the city.

    DAAAAAAAAAAAA bearsss.
    DAAAAAAAAAAAA hawkce
    DAAAAAAAAAAAA Bulce
    DAAAAAAAAAAAA udder two shitty teamce that play some sort of little league baseball in this city.

  • The 1st Bear can’t beat an old fat guy in a quarterbacking contest, figures:

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/05/chris-christie-won-barack-obama-a-chicago-bears-teddy-bear/

  • To MB's point:

    I wish ESPN would do a series on this, but in the 1990s in particular - there was a heavy movement towards the player's coach. I will call it the NBA-ification of the NFL.

    When NBA stars want to get a coach fired, they collude and stop playing for him, and pretty soon - that guy is gone. The balance of power in the NBA swung wildly towards players.

    In the 1990s, the feeling was - Ditkas were relics. Guys who crushed would be "tuned out" and players would en masse quit on them. Parcells had a LOT to do with this sentiment. So coaches became enablers. The worst at pushing this model was Jerry Jones. Everybody knew to be the Cowpokes coach was to have your balls in a jar, so we got the Bum Phillips of the world.

    But then, something happened, and it started with Bellichek and the coach genius movement and the coach as player advocate model went away. What Coughlin did with the Giants also took notice, as did the fact that Tomlin started to lose control over the Steelers.

    Now, GMs want strong coaches again. But it's not enough to be Ditka and chew ass. Now you need to have Ditka's penchant for discipline and Bill Walsh's genius. Lovie had become a relic of an era where players rule the clubhouse. Now - coaches do again in Chicago.

    I never had respect for Smith as a coach, and in his later years, I actively began to disrespect him and lament that we were stuck with him. His Super Bowl run was built on Jauron's foundation at Mark Hatley's picks. I liked Hatley and one of the Bears biggest mistakes was letting that guy walk it was sad when he went to the Pack, and it was sad when he passed.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-07-28/sports/0407280405_1_dick-jauron-mark-hatley-30th

    Once the NFL really got wind of Lovie's asshattery, all he could do was get talent like the mad professor - who just needed some way back in but proved too mad to stay - and Fred Flintstone.

    It is a pure testament to Hatley-Jauron era that the '07 Super Bowl had the Bears in it. That was the total one-dimensional team. Must make Rivera insane that they couldn't get it done with Hester's big play to kick it off and no fucking ball control and Bad Rex.

    So, I'm very very happy that Trestman and Kromer are here - they may not be brilliant as they want to appear to be - but it's the KIND of coach and system we need here. We needed to clean house to not be 2nd rate to the Packers. And short of selling the team (a guy can hope) this GM-Coach change looks good, even if Teddy is still upstairs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thanks for eloquently putting my emotion into reality GP. I just can't get past my anger for lovie which translates into impotent and childish name calling without actually lucidly explaining in a smart way why... So I'll just stick with, "fuck you lovie!"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "That was the total one-dimensional team. "

    Factually incorrect, and I don't know HOW MANY TIMES I have to post in on this damn blog.

    The 2006 Chicago Bears tied the Indianapolis Colts as the second highest scoring team in the NFL.

    One-dimensional, my ass.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    small hands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSKaDzbQN0.

  • Jay Cutler should tweet about this:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9319060/maurice-jones-drew-jacksonville-jaguars-charged-battery

  • Dislocated his ankle, put it back in and kept playing. I'm pretty sure if you get a hangnail in the NBA you get carted off the court on a stretcher and they talk about what courage you have.

  • Fuck the NBA.

    (I miss you, Derrick... Come back to us)

  • Greatest comeback in NHL history, I think:

    In 2010, the Philadelphia Flyers came back from 3-0 in the series as well as being down goals 3-0 in Game 7 going into Period 2 to take the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Boston Bruins.

    If the Hawks swing this, it's pretty close. If we go down 0-3 in period 1 and pull it out something like 5-4, then yes, it would be the greatest comeback in hockey history.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    they play hockey on ice...in canada.... right?

  • fat cow

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/kate-upton-back-victoria-secret-diss-article-1.1355819

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry man, gonna have to start referring to you as MBBW.

  • Funny: http://thefootballgirl.com/news-and-features/melissas-blog/2013/may/nfl-uk-fans-steal-show-at-andrew-luck-event.html

  • I always considered Ditka a jackass, and that was before knowing about the Chunky Soup thing. Fuck him.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, the truth is we are all or once were jack ass's. Look at the complete picture. Look at where Ditka is now. The man over came his demons. That's what I love about the man.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    You're right that we've all been jackasses, and I'm a billion miles from being an exception to that. I'll grant your point, Trac, as he has mellowed with age and become more worthy of respect. No doubt that woman he married had something to do with that.

    I guess what irks me is the "larger than life" adulation of "Da Coach".

    While Mike the player took the league by storm and remains to this day the very paragon of Chicago Bears TEs, in my opinion Dent summed it up well about Ditka the coach being the reason they won the Super Bowl *and* the reason they didn't win three.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    His won big and he lost big. His meltdowns were as epic as his triumphs. Nothing about Ditka’s life as a Bear is boring. That’s what being larger-than-life is all about.

    Like him or not, Ditka is a living legend. He hasn’t got long for this world, and his legend will only grow in death. Only Halas will loom larger. That bastard would have taken your Chunky Soup and charged you for it. Fuck the Chunky soup.

  • just watched 30 for 30 elway to mario.

    Awesome.

    Kenny Obrian... from my alma mater. UCDavis aggies baby!

  • Lovie would have played prevent the last 3/4 of the Super Bowl.

    Yes, THAT Super Bowl.

    Nuff said.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It very simple Brownie, Lovie and Ditka had two totally different philosophies.

    Lovie advocated the bend, don't break strategy while Ditka advocated the breaking of his opponents will.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    It was Buddy Ryan's defense, and as much or more a reflection of him than Mike Ditka.

  • Here's a tidbit from ESPN/NFL North.

    Back in March, Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. began the process of interpreting the Chicago Bears' new offense under coach Marc Trestman. Horton's original post predicted the kind of shorter routes and quicker releases that the Bears have displayed during spring practices that were open to reporters.

    In this Insider post , Horton focuses on how the Bears' pass protection is likely to change in the new system. The Bears will now place more emphasis on interior pass protection than on the edge, an "inside-out" philosophy that offensive coordinator/line coach Aaron Kromer used with quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

    Horton: "The Bears will pass block from 'inside-out,' which is somewhat unique as they try to eliminate inside pressure and blitzes by having strong play from their guards and centers and not always 'fanning' outside to pick up the edge blitz. It is a scheme that served Kromer well with Drew Brees in New Orleans and, if successful, it will allow [Jay] Cutler to step up into the pocket and stay inside his protection, rather than being flushed like he has so often in recent years."

    This approach represents a mixed bag for Cutler, who has been battered by edge pass-rushers during his Bears career but can be dangerous when he escapes the pocket. (According to ESPN Stats & Information, Cutler has thrown for the NFL's eight-highest total of yards outside of the pocket since the start of the 2009 season. His total inside the pocket ranks No. 15.)

    Still, Horton's explanation offers some context for why the Bears plan to use first-round draft pick Kyle Long at guard. The quickest point to the quarterback is a straight line. If the Bears play the way they want to, edge rushers won't have enough time to get to Cutler anymore.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Strategically, the concept looks sound. But just like any plan - particularly those on the fields of battle or athletics - it all comes down to execution.

    Hopefully, Jay can think and see fast enough to make it work. To tell the truth, I'm not sure he has the vision to pull it off. And to tell another truth, I hope he makes that statement of mine embarrassingly wrong.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Gotta agree. I think Cutler can pull it off. If the OL is avg this year I think we will surprise a lot of people. If it's the same old, same old, the results will also be the same.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Aha. Exactly Canada. The quickest route to the QB is a straight line. Straight through you-know-who with his two leg braces.

    If one assumes that Monsieur Garza is not improving in his abilities, then edge-rushers won't be our problem - it will be the bull-rusher collapsing the pocket as soon as he stands up.

  • Are the Bears rebuilding? Let's not argue semantics, just give me a yes or no answer.

    I say yes. It doesn't feel like it, but I think Emery is slowly but surely rebuilding. I don't want to temper my enthusiasm for this season, I just need to know where to set my level of expectations.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I have to agree. Any time you get an entirely new coaching staff and system on both sides of the ball PLUS an all new specials staff after almost a decade... isn't that rebuilding by definition?

    So...... yes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that said, I don't think that means we'll be sheite this year. At least I hope not.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'd say yes. We will know a lot more after this year. With so many of our best players coming out of contract (Cutler, Peanut, Jennings), guys on 1-year deals and Peppers possibly being cut loose due to salcap hit, we could be an entirely different team next year.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The 1 year deals are a league trend right now while the market readjusts to the new ridiculously high cost of quality quarterback play and everyone waits to see what happens with the TV money.

    Everything else you said, I agree with.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Yes. The Bears are totally retooling the offense and have been since Emery got here. They're not in a "Suck for Luck" type mode where they're purposely tanking this year to clear cap space and get draft picks, but they are demonstrating a willingness to make dramatic changes on the offense in an effort to get better.

    On D, I don't think so. We passed on Lach, which was a correct but gutsy decision. But we're bringing in a D-Coordinator who is keeping the same terminology as Lovie used. We're keeping all of the same players besides Lach for another year. After this year, I think the only guy whose job is safe is Lance Briggs, and even he might walk if he makes the same contract demands that Lach did. In a year or two, we're in rebuilding mode, but this year I think we're doing everything we can to keep the 2008/2012 monster defense intact.

  • Canada, I knew you were just twisting the knife a little, and I was getting you back by playing hurt. I know the kind of man you are by now (at least if your online persona here mirrors real life, which I'm willing to bet it does)

    So don't feel badly, I was just giving it back a bit. Basically, I'd rather not ever think about/talk about lovie ever again, but it's fun/easy to bash him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good. I'd pretty much like to forget talking about Lovie too.

  • http://www.tekrecon.com/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hmm, if I were 13 again this would be bad ass. I was the try hard kid at the Lazer Zone in Glenview knocking down smaller children to get to the best cover. Heroic, I know. Now this just seems like too much work. Give me a console and a couch and I'm good to go save the world from international terrorists and aliens... And intergalactic alien terrorists.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Don't try to pull the wool over my eyes...

    I see you killing zombies nightly while ignoring my invites to come get killed by yours truly. escared.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Killing you over and over and over and over just wasn't enough of a challenge for me. I actually found the undead to be a stronger source of competition.

    Rage bait.

  • In reply to Shady:

    bastard... I have feelings too you know.

    That hurt in my heart.

    *SNIFF!*

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If MB was a zombie then I was a giant balloon filled with green pus that said "shoot me" on the side of it while wallowing in the sky moving very very slowly.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahahaha... I was talking about Shady playing the new blackOps game and not playing MW3 with me. BO has a zombie mode... he loves those things.

    Yeah man, why don't you come back and play with us once in a while. That rant last time was epic.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My last game with you my K/D was 3/26.

    I think Tina Turner took less of a beating from Ike.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    practice makes perfect... or at least not abjectly turrible.

  • Oh, and this is for trac... a MUCH better choice: http://uncrate.com/stuff/aston-martin-v12-vantage-s/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm not a car guy (I drive a '99 Taurus wagon with 340,000 kms) so I'm asking a serious question. Is a hollow camshaft a good idea? I get the weight savings but it seems like dancing with the devil.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    GP is the guy to ask Canada. He is much more of a gearhead than me.

    If AM is doing it, I assume it's the real deal. Most of the supercar guys steal the best ideas from what works best in F1.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's to remove mass from the valve train.

    Would I want a hollow carbon finer camshaft to reduce rotational mass (so I could achieve higher rpm and thus produce more hp) - I dunno.

    A much much much easier way to achieve the same thing is to get a lightweight flywheel. I'd rather have cam durability, although you rarely see snapped cams unless your road racing your car or heavy drag race use.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Is it just weight you're interested in C-Bear.? Change your exhaust to a carbon fiber exhaust system, maybe the bonnet too .... you can get some groovy ones (don't know about a Taurus though).

  • and for those of you US people, the bonnet Irish speaks of is this: https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSLSsKp2uREr4zxsVuqDbPZ9G7t8h2kJVxHModT63yty1DkHyW2Jw

    Not this: http://blog.rifftrax.com/wp-content/photos/bonnet.jpg

    Although, that is quite a handsome bonnet in the second shot

  • The mighty Ford Clitoris will be de-commissioned if there is one more repair over a few hundred dollars. At 340,000 kms it REALLY doesn't owe me anything. While that's not a lot of kms for a good car, for a Taurus wagon, it's crazy. I don't even take it out of town, just in case. My wife has a 2010 Mazda 3 wagon that is the new workhorse. No carbon fiber for either car. Hope things are going well for you and the twins.

    I'm not a race fan or a high end car guy so I'd never heard of a hollow crankshaft. I was just curious. It seemed like a risky way to save weight on a high end car.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not bad MB. Yellow though? ugh! Kinda looks like a lexus.

  • My god, people are dumb: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/387532-significant-interest-in-jamarcus-russell?eref=fromSI

    Fool me once....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's that arm. People can't resist a cannon. I wouldn't blame a team taking a flyer on a 1-year contract. Anything more than that and you deserve what you get, good or bad. I'm certainly hoping the Beloved don't go down that road.

  • I'd say we are retooling - not rebuilding. We have more than enough talent to be great. (Our people weren't broke (minus oline), our leadership was.)

  • In reply to Viva:

    Bang! Bang!

  • And one more thing:

    H A W C S E

  • CARTED off the field... for a strained calf: http://tracking.si.com/2013/05/28/arian-foster-carted-off-field-calf-injury-texans/?sct=uk_t2_a9

    Jesus... I did this a few months ago and had to walk/jog back to the gym where my car was.... fucking 2.5 miles away.

    Foster you pussy!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I saw an orthopedic today, and this particular doc just got his OWN knee replaced from a vicious ski injury.

    He was telling me that Derrick Rose has a dedicated M.D. (Ortho) that works with him and his physical therapist EVERY DAY.

    Most of us would get shuffled off by the doc to see a physical therapist that we saw MAYBE one a week. Not only is Rose's therapist dedicated to him, his DOCTOR (!) is dedicated to him.

    The guy literally has ONE patient. Derrick.

    that's sick.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Crazy maingses. How many teachers would that pay?

    I know... but the thought just came to me. This country/world is all fucked up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's money.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You are as hard as woodpecker lips.

  • In reply to Viva:

    hahahahaha... ass.

    that was my point, it really wasn't that big a deal... and foster was carted off?!?!? Common now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nothing but love for you.

  • In reply to Viva:

    thank you my man. likewise.

    So when are we going to share that steak with some of the other boys? You going to make a meet-up this year?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Texans have millions of dollars invested in Foster's calf, so it's not surprising they took extra safety precautions. The only ones invested in your calf are your dogs.

  • In reply to Shady:

    1. At least they're not little weenie dogs.

    2. I get that, but I was contrasting it in my head with the story about Ditka's dislocated ancle.

    3. Don't be escared.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    k

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Check out this trailer and tell me you're not escared. Exposure therapy my maing, get some.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz2h1v_mob-of-the-dead-storyline-alcatraz-zombies-cinematic-intro_videogames#.UaaKupWs38s

  • In reply to Shady:

    escared... so so escared.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The video is 4 mins you replied in 3 mins clearly you were. Escared.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I told you I was. Couldn't finish... going to have nightmares already.

  • you guys see this:

    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/cullen-finnerty-body-found-michigan-authorities-await-autopsy-results-052913

    This dude also bipolar or schizophrenic... or maybe early onset CTE (but sounds much more like schizophrenia)?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sounds like schizophrenia. Onset in mid to late 20s, paranoid delusions, loss of grip on reality.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Saw a show last night on the TVs about a girl who had childhood onset schizophrenia. Scared the PISS out of me.

    So, regular skitz affects 1/100 - and like GP said, comes on in early adulthood. Being born with it affects 1/50k and basically makes you a nut from birth.

    Parents had videos of their kid from infancy and you could tell by a quick look into the eyes that it was nutty... BUT smart as hell. They thought they had a genius baby, until 2 years later when it became quickly evident that they had a psycho baby.

    Of course, like most Psych 101 students... for an instant... "OH SHIT, DO WE HAVE A SKITZO BABY?!?" I've always been fascinated by wackos since One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Needless to say, this was way more disturbing and deeply saddening than entertaining.

    Either way, I'm watching the follow up tonight.

    Here's a brief story on her: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-schofield/january-first-child-with-schizophrenia_b_1753687.html

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Man, there was something else on tonight that I wanted to watch. What the fuck was it???

    Oh yeah, the fucking H A W C S E game!

  • In reply to Viva:

    Hahahaha... Good point.

  • Kane

  • Seabrook

  • 'Hawkce almost jobbed out of a victory at the end of regulation, nice to see 'em get the game 7 OT winner.

  • In reply to Shady:

    That call was BEYOND ignorant. If you can't even pay attention in a Stanley Cup GAME SEVEN you have no business skating around with a whistle.

  • THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!

  • In reply to Viva:

    Thank you for playing, Dead Wings. We have some LOVELY parting gifts for you.

  • As called by Lloyd Pettit:

    "BIG hit along the far boards by Bolland. Loose pick picked up by Brent Seabrook. Seabrook with some room, moves it over the blue line. Seabrook coming on. Seabrook in the slot, a wrist shot ....AND A GOAL !!!!"

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  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +1

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    nice

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    When Al has game, he makes all look like amateurs.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    On Fuego, Al.

    Need a Burma Shave section too.

  • Make me a bicycle, clown.

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1703635/posts

    Rule # 18... followed by rule #12

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    #110 a bicycle, now clown!

  • I would have had to do this for the 06 az game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb0prf7pyOE&feature=youtu.be

  • this is for doc... oh my!

    https://twitter.com/BritBliss/media/grid

  • I am SO doing this on the treadmill when I work out this afternoon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-50GjySwew

    How fucking hard would you laugh if you saw me actually doing this on the treadmill at the gym?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddxdZV0TSdU

  • In reply to Shady:

    that chalk drawing was epic.

    I like this more as a theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYx7YG0RsFY

  • http://tracking.si.com/2013/05/30/lawyer-release-heated-statement-against-maurice-jones-drew-alleged-attack/?sct=hp_t2_a10&eref=sihp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nothing better than the heated rhetoric of a money grubbing two-bit lawyer that smells some deep pockets, like a rat smells cheese.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm gonna go ahead and break out a Albertintuscon classic:

    What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

    Yeah, you know the rest - but Al, he fucking sells it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Continuing Legal Education course on maritime law?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    hahahahahaha...

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    bada-bing!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I am humbled by all the praise.

    So here's ANOTHER chestnut from the "Old Guy Joke File":

    You're in an elevator with Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and a lawyer.

    You have a gun, but you only have TWO bullets.

    Who do you shoot?
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    You shoot the lawyer twice, to make sure.

  • Here's a friend of mine, Ryan, doing his autocross course in 56 flat (insane) in a street modified GT-R with aftermarket turbos and dyno'ed at 756bhp.

    The GT-R's AWD is just unbeatable in autocross. Makes alot of people angry, but the ricer tech is rock solid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXeQ9ZLdN2A&hd=1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that looks fun

  • Wow, a team's actual draft board got reconstructed from film footage of Jerry getting interviewed. Had to be the 'Boys.

    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2013/5/30/4378574/dallas-cowboys-2013-draft-board-leaked-almost-complete-7-round-board

    It's actually quite a rare occurrence since every team assumes a cloak-and-dagger attitude to their boards.

    Few notable points.

    1. They had Long graded as a 3rd rounder. They actually had Frederick graded as a 2nd rounder, well ahead of Long. Makes me wonder if we could have traded down with them.

    2. It's obvious from their LBs and DTs that they're going to be stealing many of our D targets for years to come since they tend to suck just a little bit more than us annually.

    3. I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing that their draft board and ours differed that much. It's Jerra, so I'll go with good.

  • I'd say good. They such.

    As does their grossly overpaid QB

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    suck

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    so much suck

  • So, I just got back from the beach today. Been busy this week entertaining fam from Minny, of all places. So, I figure, take my 22 year old cousin to the beach and see some eye candy. Well, we went, and sure enough, hot chicks everywhere.

    HOWEVER, my cousin is a total DWEEB. This guy has the personality of a chia-pet.

    Ask him, "So, what do you like doing?"

    "I dunno, whatever."

    "What kind of music you listen to?"

    "Doesn't matter."

    "What kind of food fancy?"

    "As long as it doesn't have onions."

    "Do you like beer?"

    "Not really."

    How is this guy related to me? Jebus. At 22, I was banging girls in shifts. I even remember one or two backward moments when some were getting out of their cars while I was escorting the previous shift to her car.

    He's always on his damn Iphone too, which my family complains about, but is just fine by me cuz that means I don't have to converse with him, which is really is about as enthralling as watching a Chia Pet bloom.

  • "Awkward" moments.

    Had to correct that because I not only think it's ok, but actually advocate it for all 22 year olds.

    The more you know...

  • I know dudes like that. He might have very mild case of Aspergers.

    Might not be his fault... that, or he's just a total fucking tool.

    ...probably the second, right? Sad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My sister thought he was gay because he's really soft spoken, but he's not gay - just a manilla envelope.

    I'd almost prefer him to have Aspergers, at least that's an explanation. I sort of just thought that it was a Minnesota small town thing, but it's probably just him.

    I'd like to get him just really wasted once as a sort of social experiment...

  • laid... get him laid... that always works wonders.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't think I have that type of money!

    bwhahaha

    Plus, I haven't dated an under 22 year old gal in a while. I made up my mind that they have to be at least 21 so that I don't go to jail for providing beer to a minor. And then, 20ish girls are still going through that whole insecurity issue which can be quite annoying.

    Most of the girls I've dated recently would probably just pat him on the head and buy him an ice cream.

  • Hahaha...

    cougar hunting... well done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hmmmm...mid to late 20s - early 30s...pre-cougars? I'm sure there's some sort of category there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My cousin was a Grandma at 33 or 34. Does that count as a cougar? She's good looking, so is she now a GILF?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yes corm... want to give me her number?

    I keed I keeeeed. (sort of)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    She's nice MB, but not too bright. And she's crazier than the average female.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd go with the "He's 22" defense. Double Deuce is hard.

  • Could be clinical depression.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Then again, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHx5EY5BiuA

  • OMG, I so want a new McDonalds McCaffee smoothy so that I can go jump in a public fountain and start splashing strangers in glee!!!!

    So. Fucking. Turrible.

    Marketing people.... smh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Weren't they selling those for $1?

    Or am I thinking about the McRib?

  • mmmmmmmmmmmm... McRib

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If they put enough Kahlua in those smoothies, I'm down for the fountain splashing.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That sounds good (plus vodka minus fountain splashing unless David Scwimmer’s there).

    I’ll b there 4 uuuu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-HbHCcK58
    (sorry, couldn’t find the edited clip with just Schwimmer).

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    you know david scwimmer was such a fucking doofus in that show... but supposedly he was a fucking stud and was super strong.

    I liked him a lot more (or at least respected him more) after band of brothers... even though he played a total asshole.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Never saw ‘B.o.B.’ To me he’ll always be the doofus blocking my view.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    ?!?!?!?!?

    Rent it.... tomorrow.

    And well put.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Kahlua?!?!?

    My god son, there's a better way to get drunk.

    Oh, and fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK-Dqj4fHmM

    Ps. where in thee fuck have you been?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You get a job before sundown, or we're sending you off to military school with that Finkelstein shit kid. Son of a Bitch!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS1v7m6tgs0

  • Article on Mike Singletary’s son trying to make it as a DE for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL).

    http://www.edmontonsun.com/2013/05/30/ticats-camper-singletary-minded

  • 2 out of 3 comments flagged the phantom administrator. But hey, we’ve got Flyertown ads now. Thanks for commenting, Jeff. I’m starting to think you’re kind of an asshole.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    ok, yellow flag. unsportsmanlike conduct.

    And I say this thinking the contests should probably stop. But, in the end, this shithole of blog tech is free, and we're not subject to bullshit like Facebook or OpenID of Google logins. And he does post. And it isn't belly button fuzz navel gazing tripe (like some other Bears blogs).

    Consider this: we seem to be the only sense of community that exists outside beargoggleson.com. And that place is sponsored by SI. You know, the SI that fucking HATES the Bears with Poer Ranking Don Banks the schmuck amongst schmucks?

    This place is kind of the anti-establishment Bears blog, despite having to endure the Trib company's turrible failed experiment in community building, that as far as I can tell, was just some PR tripe move to preface moving the paper behind a paywall (which I don't think has gone that well, which is why the paper is up for sale to the Koch Brothers)

    So all in all, think of it like riding in a broken down Chicago cab with a surly driver (Jeff) that doesn't take the route we want, and he waits way too long at lights but just when you get fed up and want to pull over, he regales you with a funny quip and you decide to ride it out because you are sharing a ride with strangers and they tell funny jokes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's also hot, smelly and we can't roll down the windows.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Also, One of the passengers just farted and the other one keeps trying to save everybody's soul with the "repent" t-shirt.

    It's basically like the tv show Taxi.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    the one that farted is probably yonny.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Love that analogy, GP.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Unsportsmanlike conduct for what... a Taunt? Must be, since that’s what it was. What was Jeff’s big announcement? It was a taunt, but it wasn’t aimed at any of us, and it worked, so no flag. What’s is Jeff’s silence since then? Seems like a big “fuck you” to me. Now go away, or I shall taunt him a second time :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWBUl7oT9sA

  • "dabearsblog Here's a question: why only Indians in these spelling bee finals? Anybody have a real, sociological answer?"

    Here are my thoughts after working with a lot of India's best:
    1. They are, as a 'race', very intelligent - yes, it's a gross generalization, but there it is.

    2. They were an English colony, and thus, were taught the Queen's...

    3. Education and success is very important to them (the urban pop at least). It's a focus, like it is in the jewish community. It's just part of their collective experience and social structure

    4. their schools don't abjectly suck... again, in populous areas

    ...the real question you're asking is... 'where all the white folk at' right Jeff? Well, that answer can be found in Tony fucking Romo's new contract. That turrible asshole gets paid $100M to play a game (and badly at that) in this country, but we can't pay the teachers of our children more than $20,000 each... when we're not cutting their budgets and their jobs. Shameful

    (btw, not saying the Indian system doesn't have it's woes... just that education is not a focus in this country for those who can't afford it)

    Ok, I'm off my soapbox. Diskus amugst yorselvz.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fucking showboat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjrSGsNE2Tc

    Someone needs to teach that young man some manners and how to win gracefully. jesus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is cute too...

    Thoughtful kids in every place... even Brazil (I keeed, I keeeed).

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

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They are, as a 'race', very intelligent - yes, it's a gross generalization, but there it is.

    It's also an incorrect one.

    I don't think their best match up with either the Chinese best or Europe's best. Not even close. Ambitious? Absolutely. Above average? No.

    By that logic, the Finns are the smartest people on earth.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    agree to dissagree

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I can't think of a quantum physicist who isn't Jewish. And Issac Newton (the guy who figured out everything else) was Jewish. The richest family on the planet is Jewish. I'll go with Jewish for 200, Bob.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The average teacher in India gets payed equivalent to 25k us. It's not the money, it's the curriculum.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    nope, it's the culture

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Curriculum has a lot to do with molding a culture MB. I bet hardly anyone in India pursues a degree in psychology or liberal arts. (he ducks)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here’s your answer, Jeff. You owe me one.

    Arvind Mahankali [Sp. Bee winner] was born in the US.
    Srinivas Mahankali [Arvind’s Dad] was born in India; came to US in the 1990’s

    Srinivas: “..."At home [Hyperabad, India], my dad used to chant Telegu poems from forward to backward and backward to forward, that kind of thing. So language affinity, we value language a lot. And I love language, I love English."...

    http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/arvind-mahankali-scripps-national-spelling-bee-winner-brings-prize-back-to-ny-1.5372411

    “...Both father and son agreed that education is the reason why the children of immigrants have come to dominate spelling bees. "They want to prove that they can learn the English language," said the younger Mahankali, who is fluent in English and Telugu, the family's native tongue, and picking up Spanish in school.”...

    “...Srinivas... said the family encouraged his [Arvind’s] interest in competitive spelling, but did not pressure him to win. "It's an unpredictable thing. You can get any word in the dictionary. It's unfair to expect anything in this," he said, as his son fielded questions from reporters such as whether he'd ever eaten a knaidel (he had not)...

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/352790/youth-beats-german-curse-to-win-us-spelling-title

    From Wiki:
    ....71% of all Indians have a bachelor's or high degree (compared to 28% nationally and 44% average for all Asian American groups).
    Almost 40% of all Indians in the United States have a master’s, doctorate or other professional degree, which is five times the national average.
    Thomas Friedman, in his recent book, The World is Flat, explains this trend in terms of brain drain, whereby the best and brightest elements in India emigrate to the U.S. in order to seek better financial opportunities
    .”

    Ethnicity................% Bachelors degree or ^
    Indian.....................................71.1%
    Chinese..................................52.4%
    Filipino...................................48.1%
    Total US Population..............28.0%

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian-American#Socioeconomic

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Physics = Jews.
    Maths = Indians.

    The Jews think it up, the Indians check their sums.

    Generalism. Racism. Whatever.

    That's where you go.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    There's definitely a lot more competition between students in India. I've watched a few comparative documentaries dealing with global education. A Chinese student (in China) will have about twice the hours of study as will an American (in highschool). Asian parents are more expectant of success from their children. Most of them are poor, so there's simply more expectation. A Masters is almost a minimum requirement now out of an Indian education. Education is the only way out - if you're at the very top. American kids know they don't need to be top of their class.

    If a kid doesn't wanna learn .....

  • http://www.quickmeme.com/High-Expectations-Asian-Father/

  • Make the SMAW to the face in your face...

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/05/asus-brings-4k-to-your-desktop-with-massive-31-5-3840x2160-monitor/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    want to hear something funny.

    I was getting my most awesomest phablet in the world at a verizon store. One of the dudes there has become the guy I go to with all my stuff. He hooks me up.

    anyway, I'm a friendly guy usually so he and I have become 'friends'. I find out he's a badass gamer and he's a fucking MW3 madman. The type of dude who's so good he makes and posts videos of himself destroying people and entire teams.

    Aaaaanyway, when I told him about my 70" tv that I play on he told me I'm crazy and I am 100% handicapping myself by using such a huge screen. He says he uses an old and small monitor (I can't remember but maybe 32") because he says it allows him to clearly see the entire field of vision in a very compact area so I don't have to move my eyes and track things all over a huge screen... everything is right there in front of him so he sees movements in his 'peripheral' very clearly.

    I thought it was a super interesting strategic comment. So there... go on craigslist and get yourself a used 32" HD flat-screen monitor for $64.30 and SMAW away

    (I'll take the hit and stick with my 70" btw)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sorry for the bad tense swapping... you got what I meant.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I just happen to own an extra 32" HD flat-screen. And I kick ass in SWBF2!

    Tell you what, I'll do you a solid MB.

    I'll trade you my 32" for your 70" - heck, I could even throw in some steak knives, just for you.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Or you just sit further back from your TV.

  • In reply to Shady:

    LOL.

  • In reply to Shady:

    My place isn't big enough for that.... and my eye sight sucks so I'm just proper fucked

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Smoke some glaucoma medication. It’s like a performance enhancing drug for fast action video game play.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A small t.v. didn't help me out any.

  • How about the weed?

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahahaha

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't you laugh dood, I've taken you down many times after a visit with my buddy Mr. Cornelius Washington.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I didn't want to say anything, but I was going to mention you and that statement... and how acquainted you are, but didn't want to rat you out.

    I say nope to dope, and ugh to drugs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Especially alcohol. Booze and loose.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wore the t-shirt, ate the burger. My only remaining vices are sugar and caffeine (and DBB). I burned out years ago on everything else...

  • In reply to Shady:

    If the weed is my reason for MW3 suckiness......

    wait, what was I saying?

  • Doc, I've probably sent this before, but if you never seen it I think you would like it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbe0olrO034

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Are you gonna ask him out on a date there? 70"? I dream of owning a 32". Bastard.

  • http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/31/world/africa/oscar-pistorius-uncle-interview/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    guilty.

    He's getting off though... watch. It's africa.

  • Maybe some of the DBB math profs could explain inter-dimensional mathematics to me. I didn't cover that in school. Maybe because I didn't have a "Master".

    http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/will-and-jaden-smith-on-working-together.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Well, it's not as bad as 'Wild Wild West' "

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN4tEbV1EZ8

  • Damning with faint praise. WWW was one of the worst. They knew it was a piece of crap while they were filming. I've only seen it once (that was once too many) but what I remember was Salma Hayek wearing fewer and fewer clothes as the movie went on. Too bad she started with too many clothes!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Will Smith turned-down the role of Neo in the Matrix for Wild Wild West.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Woah.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Did you ever hear Kevin Smith's story about Jon Peters and when he was asked to write a screenplay for Superman?

    And fight the giant mechanical spider from WWW?

    Man, that is a funny ass story.

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that was truly entertaining.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hilarious.

    Fail up. fuck, not just hollyweird.

    Canada... you know exactly what I'm thinking right now... don't you?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Maybe!! Fuck was that story funny.

  • here you go corm, NB, and whomever else was thinking of playing

    http://uncrate.com/stuff/tall-chess/

  • Horse racing chicks are ugly

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bal-preakness-2013-bikini-contest-pictures-20130517,0,1518707.photogallery

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that can't be right... not one of them is even cute. yuck.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But most of their breasts are real...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I'm not gonna lie I'd bang bang a couple of those girls.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Yup, in the past, I've found you can still get some excellent performance with a second or third round pick. And you still have plenty of cap space...

  • In reply to Shady:

    shocked and awed over here.

    they look like chicks that pose in a magazine called 'spooged on".

    Gross.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sppoged on Cellulite, I'm a subscriber.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think CB posted a link to a C&W song called "I never went to bed with an ugly woman but I've woken up with quite a few". That being said, just turn the lights off, the ones on the lower rungs of the ladder tend to be overachievers. That's a good thing.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    my bro says the same thing.

    The 4-6s work a lot harder for it.

    Cracks me up every time.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Which for no particular reason reminds of something one of my Persian cousins said when I was visiting them in London years ago. I mentioned how plain looking the English girls were at a club they had taken me to: "Yes, they might be plain but they're really easy"...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Easy MBWW30.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Rode hard and put away wet"....?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +1 Al

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Funny what happens when they are not all airbrushed, eh?

  • Can Fendi Onobun play fullback as well as tight end? There might be a roster spot for him after all:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-bears-rodriguez-ticketed-dui-speeding-20130531,0,972359.story

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    For fucks sake.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    It will be interesting to see what PE does about it. He warned him after the incident in Miami and E-Rod wasn't driving that time. Kinda hate to see him cut but wouldn't blame PE. Do guys get suspended by the commish for a DUI's? Totally agree with Shady!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    E-Rod, put down the redbull vodka and step away from the automobile. Jesus Christ dude, the season AND MORE MONEY THAN YOU'LL EVER MAKE FUCKING EVER is 3 months away.

    Really dude?

  • He's one of PE's draft picks. I might be wrong but I don't recall there being any character issues with him during his college years. Maybe it's the Jethro Bodine "Bright Lights, Big City" syndrome kicking in a little...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    http://www.thesportsbank.net/nfl/evan-rodriguez-bears-853/

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Wow, I stand corrected...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    dude's a fucking thug.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Too much tequila?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Sigh. Way too familiar.

    "Mr. Booze....

    Mr. Booze...

    Mr. Bee, double-oh zee, eee..

    That sure spells booze..."

    Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis, Jr. - ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Damn it. And we had Tyler Clutts.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Didn't ya just LOVE when Max Baer, Jr. also played Jethro's sister, Jethrene?

  • Ohhh, I think Mr. Rodgriguez can kiss THAT payday good-bye.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Nice job, Emery.

    Especially when we had Clutts on board, and we were starving for Oline help.

  • yeah, you know how much I loved the clutts cut.

    Tice you piece of shit... you suck

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I give tequila a week and he will be gone.

  • Should have read on down before I posted. Spot on, Ever.

  • http://www.thescore.com/buzz/articles/900470-hairston-s-great-catch-in-ivy

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Are you ill man? Baseball?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    it was for all the cubbies fans here DY.

    Just trying to provide a service.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So Sox fans can go burn in hell?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Yep (minus the Bears fans among them).

    Thanks for the service MB, but... they call that a great catch? A great leaping catch at the wall occurs when the fielder has to do it on the run. Looks like Harrison had time to get under the ball.

    PS:
    ...A time-honored and perhaps apocryphal story about [Bronko] Nagurski is a scoring gallop that he made against the Washington Redskins, knocking two linebackers in opposite directions, stomping a defensive halfback and crushing a safety, then bouncing off the goalposts and cracking Wrigley Field's brick wall. On returning to the huddle for the extra point try, he reportedly said: "That last guy hit me awfully hard."...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronko_Nagurski

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    The. Cubs. Blow.

  • FUCK YES!!!

    $, this is for when you marry your chick (fool!)

    http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/2013/05/31/hey-brides-to-be-outfit-your-bridemaids-in-a-bears-or-packers-dress-photo/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For some reason, I think that would be closer to the norm at Wisconsin weddings. Even the most rabid of Bears fans tend to know where to draw the line...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    ...at marriage.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I actually expected much worse. The Bears one ain't too shabby (then again, Da Bears).

    Vomit green and diarrhea yellow would be a hard sell for Cheesheads.

    And no way am I getting married any time soon. I actually just won a long standing bet with one of my friends about who would get married first. It took about 10 years, but he LOST. Got $200 - well, will get it when I see. Bastard got married on the sly! I just want to see his face. Me and him are always making crazy bets. We even bet real money when we play Monopoly!

    I give him props though. I thought he'd get married when he joined the Navy. Almost every military person gets married pronto. He did get with a girl and squeezed out two kids, but no marriage. Then again, he got stationed in North Carolina, so what the fuck else is there to do?

    When he got stationed in Japan dude was living the life. He said that the Japanese have LEGAL drugs in water bottles, and they look like water. Their "drug dealers" are chem students.

  • ghb. Never drink REALLY salty nasty tasting water... I hear.

  • Article on Doug Plank

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/football/predators/os-orlando-predators-doug-plank-chicago-memories-20130531,0,5517874.story

  • Anybody here made a recent big move away from where they originally lived? Having been punted to the kerb by my gf of 4 years I'm looking to shake things up and get the hell out of Scotland. I'll have to work for a bit to raise funds, and learn some languages but I'm really gunning for it. Any advice?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    you want to stay in europe? If so, spain my man. Southern spain... or france. those fuckers only have to work like 20 hrs a week.

    If you're REALLY gunning for it, come to San Diego. Best weather in the world... and american chicks LOVE accents.

    Ps. Fuck that dumb bitch. you're better off.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Agreed, bitches ain't shit. Unless, you know, you did something REALLY bad like sleep with her sister or mother. Not sure about Spain though, I believe the unemployment rate is pretty high.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I wasn't talking about work maings.

    I'm sure an edumacated scott can get a gig in spain somewhere.

    Spaing is the best maing

  • In reply to Shady:

    The raing in Spaing stays maingly in the plaing. Maing.

    Die Spaanse maan het in sy baan gaan staan. Maing.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Nah I did fuck all but I got the bullshit excuse of "I don't love you anymore" even though just last month she was talking about us moving into a house together.

    Unemployment in Spain is pretty damn high at the moment, yeah. My inital plan was either Holland or Germany, I reckon in the South of Spain/France I'll be a walking ball of skin cancer.

    Isn't it tough to get into America? I do have the accent going so at least that box is ticked.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    moron. she'll regret it. whatever maings... next! trust me, you'll be fine.

    Ahhh, right. there's that whole light skinned thing. Maybe holland then.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah I'm certainly using it for motivation.

    Have some sympathy for us up here man! I'm just glad I'm not ginger though. Holland is also good cause they all basically speak english there anyway. Plus the women are easy on the eye.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Living in a country and not speaking the language is a different kettle of fish to going on holiday though. You know what they're like in English-speaking countries when somebody doesn't speak any English. Live in Holland and it's a fair standard of living, but in social situations, it'll be all Dutch. That's a hard language to get right by the way. Italian or Spanish are easier to speak, and as for their bambinas ....

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Forks, Washington.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Let me make sure I'm reading this right. You "did fuck all" and her excuse of "I don't love you anymore" is bullshit?

    Please tell me I'm reading that wrong, or you're fucking kidding.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    If you're looking to make some real money come to Alberta. Esp if you have a technical background. The province is rolling in oil money. The weather sucks (although coming from Scotland it might seem nice) but there are a ton of jobs. With Scotland being part of the Commonwealth it shouldn't be too hard to get a work permit. I live in Calgary and it's crazy how much money is in this town. It's expensive to live here but that's to be expected. If you were up in Fort Mac you would probably be working in a camp. They are always looking for workers and the money is unbelievable. If I was young and starting out or starting over, I'd go there. It would totally suck while you're there but in 5 years you could do anything you wanted.

    If you lived in Calgary you would be impressed by the women. Good looking and in good shape. It's an outdoor city (biking, hiking, skiing, etc) so people are in good shape. Even an average looking woman in good shape is attractive.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Thanks for the advice CB, and I was actually having a look at Canada but the reason I was put off was all the immigration fuss. With the EU I can move and work anywhere in Europe no problem- I can just up sticks and go basically. Do have to build funds for a bit because university certainly left me out of pocket a bit.

    Weather certainly isn't a problem for me, and it's good to see other fair weather countries don't have the munter problem of women that Scotland does.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    But isn't Canada part of the Commonwealth? I thought if you're a citizen of one you can move fairly freely between then all (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, a few Caribbean islands, etc)...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Actually, I just did a little research and it's not that easy to emigrate from the UK to Canada..

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    No it isn't easy but I know it's possible. Esp if a company wants to hire you and goes to bat for you. REALLY speeds up the process. I've been here since 2001 and a citizen since 2007.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I had to look up munter but it was pretty much what I thought. I totally understand about it being a pain in the ass to work here. I used to live in Iowa in the States and they have a lot of big women there.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Munter is a fantastic word and I intend to use it forever. Hopefully the frequency with which I have to use it decreases in the future, but where I am currently can be pretty off-putting.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    So take this with a grain of salt because this isn't advise I'd give myself, but have you considered either South America or Africa?

    You want adventure and life experience, go to one of the safer spots in the third world coutries where industry is on the rise. There are plenty of companies looking for guys willing to spend a year or two in a place like Ghana, Buenos Aires, or the like. You've got to be smart and safe, but talk about a way to see the world. You can live cheap, learn a new language, make connections, maybe even set yourself with a job when you return as well. And you get to live more less off the grid for a while.

    Of all the people on the site, Irish can probably comment on the pros and cons of a move like that.

    I wouldn't do this myself for three reasons: (1) I have a family; (2) I need kosher food; (3) I have student loans. Cross those off the list... its a tempting proposition.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    While I know nothing of it, Chile may be worth consideration. Any country that has a 9.0 earthquake (they've had plenty of other biggies in the past too) and tells the do-gooders of the world ready to ride to the rescue essentially "no thanks, we got this shit covered" has something going for it.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I've never considered South America or Africa SC, as much as I like to get about I am not keen on countries that are mental. I have spoken to a few people who went to Brazil for a year or two and while they enjoyed being there they had constant trouble with crime. One story I was told was that a group of men who had been huffing glue chased my friends around the streets for most of one night. I am not in the mood for that kinda shit.

    Same with Thailand actually - my ex was half Thai and just from stories she told me about her visits and her mums villiage, meh its just not for me (Sorry Irish!).

    I'm certainly glad I got my education in Scotland though - I can safely say that if I had to pay £9K a year to go to university I wouldn't have bothered. I'm still pegged for around £5-10K, and that's annoying enough for me. I have no idea how you Yanks handle it.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    That was of course addressed to NBIT and SC, some of what I typed didn't make it apparently.

    Ho-hum.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Another good reason for moving away. I've never met anyone British who's paid off their student loan. If you're earning under a certain amount of money, you don't have to pay them anything. In fact, run up a massive Visa bill in Scotland and then do a legger.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    jesus NB... ghana!?!?

    Fuck that.

    If you're thinking about africa, there is only one choice. SA... and I'd only do cape town. In fact, if I didn't have kids, I might have gone with this whole divorce thing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I've heard there are some wonderful opportunities in Somalia...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jo'berg (which I have been to) is now the single most dangerous city in the world. That place is horrible.

    Ghana, apparently is one of the most functional places in Africa. You've got to stick to the beaten path, but that's how it is in all these places.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Central and South American cities seem to dominate the rankings every year for highest murder rates per capita. That could be because there are no good statistics for the super poor countries in Africa and Asia. Or those areas are too poor to have well organized syndicates to make money (and kill to make that money and fight over it).

    Juarez, Mexico is like a war zone. In fact, many parts of Mexico, especially along the US border, are turning into little fiefdoms or narco-states like in Colombia and larger cities in Brazil. The war on drugs seems to coincide with the cities with the highest murder rates in the world.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Botswana. Tanzania. Nice.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Thailand?

    Do a TEFL course. About 2 weeks. Teaching English as a foreign language. Got a third level qualification? You need a return ticket on entering, but that's about it. Oh, you'd better be white.

    Pros: They'll find you, don't worry.
    Cons: All related to the first one there.

    But don't get anybody pregnant, and you k'now ... have twins.

  • now if I can just get one of these in full-scale: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2017062404/b-go-beyond

  • Bear down Blackhawks.

  • Well I guess June 1st isnt the move the blog day! Hmmmmph!

  • Waiting for my administrative approval. tic toc tic toc tic toc tic toc tic toc tic toc tic toc....................................................................................

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Tic trac toe! Hee hee.

  • How the NFL has ruined defenses in today's game http://www.footballnation.com/content/the-modern-nfl-passing-league-or-defensive-league/22901/

    Something to think about..

  • I'll be curious to see what happens with our D this year. Lets just hope Urlacher doesn't have an opportunity to gloat. It will be strange seeing the O on the field more than the D but that will be a welcome sight if it happens.

  • Yeeess! My monthly allowance to post is on again. I am able to log in, alright! Anywho, I am excited for this year, I'll finally watch my first ever live Bears game in September (unfourtunately, it will be away at Pitt) It sucks that Evan Rod got arrested but a DUI is serious.opefully he gets some help before its too late.

  • Tee hee

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-tG-RNXhRM

  • Also Tee Hee:

    Season 4 of The League

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