DaBearsBlog is On Vacation!

DaBearsBlog is On Vacation!

For the next two weeks both myself and the Official Girlfriend of DaBearsBlog will be gallivanting joyously up and down the state of California.

Two things.

  1. Unless something earth shattering happens (and I'm not sure what that could be in May) there will most likely not be a post on this site between now and Sunday May 19th. Should the Bears cut Devin Hester or sign Jay Cutler to a lucrative contract extension or annex themselves to a new league, it will be represented on this site by an audio monologue from a fella we all know and love called the Reverend.
  2. We've received some stories of varying value but we need more! Everyone has a story to tell about their support of their favorite team. So go to the original post by CLICKING HERE and submit your tale.

And as always, I will be up and about on Twitter over the next couple weeks. It is pretty damn easy to follow me on Twitter. Do it now. RIGHT HERE.


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  • Have a great time California, Jeff. When you get back please move this to your new site.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Wake up and smell the backed-up toilets, Canada. This ship is going nowhere.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I'm afraid you're correct Crunch. I'm going to keep bringing it up until we're on the new site or Jeff fesses up.

  • Enjoy!

  • The official girlfriend of DBB?

    Do we get a calendar or something? A brunette Barbie that says "Hester is done." when you pull it's string?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh GP, my morning coffee smile ... I'll take one!

  • You sure didn't give MB much advance notice to line up the cheesecake...

  • MB I know you're not watching much racing this year so I thought I'd pass along something I've noticed. There have been a lot of "mechanical issues" in the peloton this year. Nobody is saying anything but my guess is the electronic shifting is letting them down. Since Shimano/Campy dump so much money into sponsorships and advertising the media is not saying anything. It's none of my business but I'd stay away from the electronic shifting for now. Not to mention it's crazy expensive.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    thanks much canada.

    That buddy that just had the wedding in santa Ynez just got a new TT that has them and he LOOOOOVES them. He's been pushing me to get them on whatever new rig I pick up after the D.

    I told him I want to put his through the paces first, although he's on a 56 and I ride 54. He absolutely gushes about them.

    But maybe he's just been lucky so far. I have another month or so before I get serious about looking anyway. We'll see if he changes his tune.

  • Best place for a DBB meet-up in Chicago.

    I think I have it.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    that shit looks goooood. I'm in.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Schlitz on tap. Ah yes....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    From Wikipedia -

    "The Joseph Schlitz Brewery Company ceased production of their popular namesake beer, Schlitz, in the summer of 1975 following the end of the Vietnam war. They have been selling back stock for nearly 40 years"

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    That's why it tastes like it does!

  • You mean you didn't move da Blog like you said you were going to do?

    Also, you mean that you don't foresee da Bears moving to the Indoor Football League, Arena Football League, or Canadian Football League? I thought I heard something about the third.

  • In reply to jack:

    shut up jack.

  • Hey remember this guy?


    Best of luck in the Navy chicken dinner the 1st.

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahaha who was the other guy that was going to bust it out on our DL? Mario something?

    Good on him though.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Mario Addison. 6'3", another stretch to call him 250.

    He is still on the Panthers roster, though.

    I really am beginning to think we drafted Dinner just to keep him out of the Packers hands. If the Steelers made Woodley a MLB, then I think Dinner should be a Will once Briggs steps off.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Yeah maings. I liked that dude. He did ok for us didn' t he? Seemed to always be in the middle of the shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He was scrappy.

    He was also 245 tops. He had no bull rush, he was all speed rush, but he was a pit bull.

    If CD doesn't develop some upper body swim moves, he may need to dust off his chicken coop mop and pail soon.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ...Or become a fighter pilot.

  • In reply to Shady:

    He has the haircut part down.

  • Ah you should have told me you were coming to Cali. I could have given you all sorts of great tips on places to go and things to see. But since you didnt ask for my opinion I'll give it to you anyways. Check out these three places if you have a chance




    And the obvious.. So Cal.


  • oside?!?! Ofuckingside?!?!?!

    Yeah, if you like gangs or jarheads. Commons maings.

    Jeff go to La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas.

    Sac Sac Sac... common maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like surfing there. It's a quiet little town and so is Carlsbad. And the pier has decent waves on a consistant basis. I know you cant hate on the rest of my suggestions MB.

  • hahahaha... just not my gig maings. Go south young man, go south!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Classic MB, classic. Not even down to the last chug of morning brew (that's tea, fuckers) and already two chuckles to the good. Gangs and Jarheads. I see on the map there's a Tyson street park where we could score some weed ....

  • yeah maings... O'side is a bit... rough.

    There are just much better, more scenic, move upscale places to go when in SanD.

    This is my hood... here's our 'downtown': http://goo.gl/maps/fYlYq

    You should never take advice about a place from a fucking tourist who lives 400 miles away. I keed I keeed sac, just mussin with you maings.

    Semicolon… right parenthesis.

  • And from a dead thread-

    I know a lot of you are big music fans. Not sure how I feel about this years ACL lineup. I was planning on going but now I'm kinda losing interest. It seems like a flashback to junior high. But they do have some pretty interesting newer bands lined up. Tame Impala is cool and Parquet Courts are one of my favorites right now!


    MB likes -Not in the Face for best name while I prefer Caspar Babypants

  • what. tha. fuck.... is wrong with that girl's hair!?!?!?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know. Tobi, why would a girl do that to her hair?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Not a clue. Back then I always tried to get my hair NOT to look like that. Actually had my sisters iron it on occasion. That's trust for you, kid sisters you tormented for years, now with a hot iron right up against your scalp...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    So it's natural. I would have shaved it down some. But that poor girl, she can't really get a crew cut.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Could be but I think there's a way to frizz out "normal" hair. That being said, one of the degenerates in the crowd I hung out with in high school had natural hair just like that. He was about 5'6" and white as a ghost. Johnny Strubb, what a character. Some of the kids I ran with, I just can't imagine them ever becoming adults (and a number of them never made it that far)...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Did StubbyJohn have a full-length fur coat too? You two would have looked awesome together.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Back in my hippie days my hair was fuzzy on top and wavy on the sides. If I didn't comb it out after washing it would turn to dreads. If I back combed it, it would stand straight up and look like Larry Fine's only much more blown out. I thought it looked great. On reflection I may have been a little misguided!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My hair was too thick to hang down or frizz-out. As it grew, it retained the shape of my last haircut. The haircut would just get bigger, like John Kerry's (only bigger).

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Yeah, I had some major hair-helmets in high school.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Wavy gravy.

  • Good call!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Man, it looks like the night after the second child's seventh birthday and momma tied one on. Dude , if she doesn't look any better than that NOW ...

  • If you were voting for a new Wordpress theme for an all new DBB, which one would you pick:


    (hint, you may actually be voting)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Right now I like this one:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I kind of like the THESIS one..

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You know something we don't? And if so, how?

  • pretty funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0bOAyBtTBY

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Gas, she gone.

  • R.I.P. Momma Payton

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/07/titus-young-arrested-twice-in-one-day/

    i'm sorry but this guy has to be missing some vital neuro connections.

  • fucking moron.

  • http://deadspin.com/titus-young-will-take-a-nap-in-your-at-t-store-496122722

    That is an awesome story.

    What an asshole.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here's the original story: http://deadspin.com/titus-young-gets-car-impounded-then-arrested-trying-to-494815653

    Great comment: "Batista Thumbs UpUGreg Howard: I think it bodes well for him that he's doing two-a-days in May. Today 4:18am"


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's been stealing from the Fords since he was drafted.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Really funny comments. I liked the one from the AT&T story, "Do you know who I am?" "Not Calvin Johnson. That will be $499 for the I-Phone."

    What an idiot. Who tries to steal their car from the impound lot? As if there aren't a million cameras and quite possibly a guard dog that will chew you up just for laughs. DUH! Wish he was still with the Kitties.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that is priceless shit right there.

  • MB -

    Would you go to Mars with her?


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Or would you prefer to be livin La Vida Loca?


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Gp, she's geeky, nerdy hot. Which I have been really into lately. I would need to see the rest (while watching I kept saying to myself, "pan down... just paaaaan doooown"), but heck yes I'd nail her in space.

    I've also been crushing on hot redheads lately, but for some reason they don't like me (I keep wondering if they all have a convention or something and decide who to blackball). Seriously, I think it's a conspiracy. I've hit on like 6 of them and they all blow me off. Well, one didn't... until... I asked her if the drapes matched the carpet. (yes, I really did... I couldn't help it. I was drunk and I didn't give a shit. I laughed when she just turned and walked away.)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here you go. Make sure to jettison father guido after liftoff.


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


    "no no, just sit in that little pod right there jussepe. It's ok. it's just a video cam pod. When you're ready to record your daily log, just hit the red button"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Khan. We could-a work it out-a, Khan.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Star Trek with actual Italians:


    (Guido Sarducci is from Ohio, and Filippo is a fraud for sure)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Aha. The profile of my ideal male friend, and a distinctly non-female profile.

    1. It contains the word 'science'.
    2. It contains the sentence :"taking things apart, putting things back together.
    3. The person knows who Nikola Tesla was.

  • I think I may have killed my calc III class today. I didn't mean to, honest!

    And now I have to grade over 150 4-page tests. Shit.

  • I got your Lagrange multiplier right here:


  • They make a Calc III?


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    the maths.... yuuuup.... the maaaaaths.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    what's up maingses? How's the bambino... you're going to have to tell your wife that you're GOING to meet up with the boys online for a shootout soon. And that's just the way things are going down.

    Yeah, it's good being me.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Why don't you girls put down the Scars and the M16s and climb into your tanks. Real weapons, gentlemen. Meet the zombie hordes in your all-murrican T-29. World of Tanks awaits you.

  • too removed my man. need to see the knife go in as shady curses in frustration

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There's WWF Wrestling.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Last night would have been the night! I was on daddy service.

    Baby's good. She likes pears. And pooing.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The fondness for pears may eventually go away.
    Glad all is well, I'll be in town next week. Give me a shout if you can have a beer while the Bulls are on.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm around, man... Though sadly, I can't leave the house until 8pm. Second half action?

    I'd say I need to kick your ass in pool, but I played last week for the first time in over a year, and it was garbage.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I'll check in with you when I get in town.
    Don't feel bad - I haven't played pool since last fall, and that was pretty pitiful. It's all darts now.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    darts fucking darts!?!?!?

    Get your ass back online maings

  • Gronk needs another plate


  • Thibs ends up in 8th place for COY.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

  • In reply to Viva:

    Your were right DYL

  • In reply to Viva:

    The funniest thing about the voting was that VDN and PJC got votes.

    Overall I have nothing against Karl winning it and I'd rather him than Spoelstra ( don't rate him at all). Thibs will probably give himself laps and extra film study as punishment for finishing 8th.

  • I'm already sick of looking at that ghost town saloon.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    it's going to be a loooooong couple months my maingses

  • Yep. Did you see Eric's "Midway Blog Show (vol 1)"?.


    I thought it was pretty good. The other guy is... Ender? Sorry, I forget who runs the BearDownBlog.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Good stuff R2, but it needs some spice. It needs more action. If you could get MB to call in and rant in one of his funny accents it would be magic.

  • In reply to Shady:

    vaaaaat are you doooooing doooooood.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They need some Chicago flavor! Not sure what region Artoos co-host is from, but its the anti-Chicago accent!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Dang Mongo. I spent the first half of my life near Peoria, and the rest just south of Myrtle Beach. I thought I had the perfect no-accent thing going on. What is my accent? I don't sound like a southerner red-neck do I? No offense, SCDave.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Your only problem is your microphone. It's pretty harsh. And your backdrop and lighting. You look like you're broadcasting from Joliet.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    By which I mean, the background looks drab and depressing on webcam video, like the corner of a jail cell. No offense. Artoo looks like he's in a beige institution. It's the low-res video.

    The only thing that really matters is content, and that was good. And both you and Artoo seemed comfortable on camera.

    Just my opinion.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    thanks for the heads-up! Artoo has been bugging me about the mic situation also. My wife and I were big into video editing in high school/college, I would consider myself comfortable, thanks. As far as the background is concerned - I was thinking of getting myself a chroma-key. Then I could adjust the background to my needs. But I don't think I have the software to use the chroma key while live.. so I'm kinda stuck. Maybe I'll try no backdrop on the next vid and just let everyone see my computer room...

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Ha ha. I have a similar backdrop.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We will have a live show soon. MB could chime in..

  • In reply to Shady:

    And girls in bikinis!!! Swweeeettt!!

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Way to be, ARTOO!!!

  • ...and ENDER!!!

  • The "Reply" buttons on this piece-of-shit no longer work for me.

  • Comments aren't working - period. I get a "service unavailable" error. The only reason (I guess) that the above comment posted was I logged-out while it was in the comment box.

  • Comments aren't working - period. I get a "service unavailable" error. The only reason (I guess) that the above comment posted was I logged-out while it was in the comment box.

    So now I'm logged back in and I'm still getting the errors. Guess I'll have to log-out again. Lol. This blog is a joke.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    It seems to be working now, s-l-o-w-l-y (always slowly).

  • oh my god.

    I think I'm in love.... again: https://twitter.com/AbiRatchford/media/grid

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, she has big uh...brains on her. I was going to say tits, but I was trying to be PC about it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    When I was in college I worked at a law firm down on LaSalle St. for four years. My very hot Puerto Rican girlfriend and I were having a drink at the annual X Mas party, and got into an argument. When she excused herself to go to the restroom, one of the lawyers came up to me and said, "you show me a hot chick, and I will show you a dude tired of humping her." How true how true.

    RIP Leo.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Hot early 20s Puerto Rican?

    The Insanity Habenero of Hot Saucy. Emphasis on insanity.

    Nicely played.

    BTW, since she's probably 40 now, I bet she is totally, completely, irreversibly, batshit insane.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Her mom was a lunatic in a sexy hot crazy way, and would get drunk and stoned every Friday night. I wanted nothing more than to schtup the taste out of her mouth. No joy.

    Definite highlight reel material.

  • In reply to Viva:

    I didn't find that to be true in my case.

    I always much more liked the similar but more accurate, "Show me a hot chick, and some dude, somewhere... is sick and tired of putting up with all of her shit."

    That was pretty much my story. Never got tired of schtuping her, just finally had enough of taking all of her shit. In my experience, hot chicks *always* have this massive sense of entitlement… especially in cali… even more so in san d… then add grampa’s money to that mix and you’re fucked before you start. Oh well.

    Bitches... is craaaaaazy (see below)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I almost married this super hot chick who was half Mexican, half Irish / German. (She was only a big B cup MB, but her tits for 30 years old were very nice and responsive with pencil eraser nipples.) The first year or year and a half were great. She was a lot of fun and had lots of sex. She probably had over 5 grand in Victoria Secret and Fredericks of Hollywood lingerie. Something different almost every day.

    Once we got really serious, the last year sucked. She would be a bitch at almost every family gathering or get together with friends. She was a master at ruining every event I was looking forward to. I dumped her the day after Chistmas when she bitched about all the gifts I got her. We reconciled for a few months, I was miserable, so I dumped her again, quit my job, and started a business all in the same week. I guess I had my first mid-life crisis at 26.

    She moved to Miami to be with all the beautiful people. I get along good with her now and we stay in touch, but she still has a lot of issues. At 48, after her second boob job, she's jumped up to DD. She still looked great a few years ago until she got into body building. Now she looks way to muscular for a chick.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    #2 pencils?

  • Yep.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    She's not blonde, MB.

    +10 for that.

    ... mais j'adore les naturelles ... ils sont meilleurs ....non?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So hot.

  • Instapoll:

    Can you name a female of the species who was, while in her 20s, a solid 9 or 10, that you personally knew - and who - after 40, is well adjusted, nice, normal and basically NOT batshit?

    I cannot.

    It's a kind of truism, women who rocked guy's worlds in their prime simply cannot deal rationally with the loss of their looks. They are either raging c-words, just angry with everything, or just institution nutters or sad sacks, with the crazy hair and makeup, desperately trying to turn back the clock.

    There seem to be celebs that have done it. Aniston seems to have fared the best, and she seems like she might be okay to actually know in real life. But I don't personally know any in Chicago. I know about a dozen women in their early 40s who were smoking hot when younger, and all of them - without exception - are wacko jacko.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Anniston pulls it off because she's still sexy as hell. The clock is irrelevant

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Aniston? Wake up beside it at 5 in the morning when all the make up is long gone - shine a light on it - and the illusion of Hollywood disappears very quickly.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    100% agree here GP. With the caveat that they're all fucking batshit crazy.

    Bitches... is craaaaaazy!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's why I deal with the girls that were mud ducks in high school, had a personality but were a bit rough around the edges, and now got their shit together and are pretty damn cute. That's the way to roll

  • In reply to 505 Bears!!:

    Mud Ducks. That is beautiful. Adding that to the list right now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You guys are all missing the obvious. All those super hot chicks were completely fucked when they were in their prime but we overlooked it. It's basically the same dynamic for super hot chicks and great athletes. Everyone kissed their asses since the age of 5. No wonder they are all so full of themselves and think they can do no wrong.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    There's nothing sexier than a sexy chick who doesn't act like her shit don't stink.
    - Abraham Lincoln (probably)

  • Tee hee


  • In reply to gpldan:


    Wells in africa are calling your name timmy. Someone has to be a good enough man to do it... god knows it's not me.

  • Biggsy rounded up some real info from Halas Hall, after stopping by Carson's for a slab, and collected the tryout players:

    Tunde Bakare, Kansas linebacker
    Kellen Bartlett, Utah State tight end
    Jimmy Coy, St. Xavier quarterback
    Jay Karutz, Eastern Michigan punter
    A.J. Lindeman, Toledo offensive tackle
    Jon Major, Colorado linebacker
    Patrick Murray, Fordham kicker
    Kyle Negrete, USC punter
    Zak Pedersen, Illinois long snapper
    Harry Peoples, Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver
    Chris Salvi, Notre Dame safety
    Richard Samuel, Georgia fullback
    B.J. Scott, South Alabama cornerback
    Andrew Starks, Princeton linebacker
    Josh Williams, Kansas defensive end
    Pat Williams, McNeese State defensive tackle
    Greg Wood, Valparaiso punter

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I got $20 that says we bring in Chris Salvi


  • speaking of batshit crazy...



    Dude, nick... lay off the weed my man. WAY off it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh and one more: https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/332316902376501248/photo/1

    jesus lady.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    From the prototype catalog, under B - for batshit

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, the truth behind that bitch's life is PRICELESS.

    Killed her fourth husband for the moneys.


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The article from New York magazine that is linked is crazy. It's long but well worth reading. What an insane, mean, nasty fucker.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    my god. that woman should be exiled. Fucking freakshow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fairley, you idiot - Get bent.

    I'd like to stand on superior mountain and look down on them, but I just read that Kyle Long will be missing all of pre-camp with now unknown health issues.

    Yeah, Phil - we are like Mickey Ds on this Long pick - we're LOVING it!


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Kyle Long can't participate in most of OTAs because of Oregon's class schedule and NFL rules regarding thereof.
    I had not heard anything about health issues.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Thanks for the clarification

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Still sucks...particularly given the uh, limited amount of experience he has.
    But tis what it tis.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Please don't blame the weed.

  • I like fallon. He's kind of a badass


  • I want one of these with a Bears logo:


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    glass blowing is a very noble and time-honored skill BS.

    ...and what a beautiful piece.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Agreed... I had this commissioned back in my heyday -


    It was based off the Run DMC lyric, "yellow and green when it's time to get ill".

    Then I realized I had a Packers colored piece which was WAY too big, so I had him make me a more festive and manageable navy and orange one.

    In retrospect, what a waste of money.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I still got the $20 standard plastic bong I bought the day I started my first real job after college. Definitely got my money's worth. I also have a really cool bowl made out of driftwood that I stole at a Greatful Dead concert in 1988. I felt bad about it, but it is still getting use occasionally. The only other thing I've ever stole is a Spud's McKenzie lighter around the same time.

    My buddy bought this really cool blue and orange glass pipe in Jamaica a few years ago. After showing it to me back at our rooms, he thought about it and game it to me. He's a Packer fan. Now it's my official Bears bowl that gets lot of use on Sunday's.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    If I ever get down your way Cor we're going to have to take that out for a test drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • It's a bird... it's a plane... it's....


    (It's not Rick Astley, although the guy on the right looks like him)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    so who's the dude on the left? He has a DBB shirt, so he's obviously one of us too.

    Is that ender?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    One of us! One of us!

  • In reply to DYLbear23:


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    That's exactly how I imagine last years blog party looked like.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Bear Down Blog is definitely Ender's site. It appears to be run by one man (with a little photoshop magic supplied of his wife). So yes, that's Ender.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Took eight minutes for the above comment to gain Administrator Approval. Who's administrating? Can't be Jeff, he's gallivanting joyously.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Is there any other way to gallivant?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I look like Rick Astley?

    Well, damn. Just damn.

  • You're sorted for haloween buddy.

  • http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/sports-nfl/20130509/20130509124109620832404/
    RIP Walter Paytons Mom

  • RIP Walter Paytons mom.

  • Man I hate posting on this blog! It wont take a post, you redo it, then it comes up twice. SMH

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    If this keeps up Jeff is going to have mutiny on his hands by the time he gets back.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I cant believe he got us all juiced about switching, then he kicked the date back, now he doesnt even acknowledge the inquiries about switching. Are we? when? if not why the fuck why not? I'm withholding any Bear stories until we get some answers. I think we should do a lil quid pro quo. You move this act, we tell our stories. Let the movement begin! MB, you are in charge of mutiny!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    why me? I have enough going on murph. fuck me.

    We're not leaving... he called jimmy the gnome's bluff about leaving without a raise and they caved. Just like the prizes for all the fake competitions, we ain't gettin sheeeeit.


  • Well with the offseason going nowhere fast and the Bulls only playing every couple of days I tried to watch some hockey the other night...

    holy shit what a boring sport. No wonder they let players duke it out otherwise it'd be more boring than baseball.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    If you ever visit Canada I'd suggest you keep that under your hat. Hockey is a religion around here!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Hahaha my brother was having a rant about fitba (soccer) riots the other day (context: a couple of weeks back Newcastle United lost at home to their biggest rivals for the first time in around 30 years and their fans kicked off, and one inbred S.O.B tried to punch a police horse) and I was trying to explain to him some of the things that have started in Canada over a game of hockey.

    The friendly Canadian image gets thrown out the window pretty quickly during Hockey season eh?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Growing up, I thought Canadians were Degrassi Junior High and Slapshot characters.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    What about cricket? A game can go on for days...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Don't get me started on that trash. 5 days for a test game and the series is a best of 5.....and while no one plays it in Scotland, I get far too much exposure from the English press than any sane man should receive.

  • Annnnd now I'm, being told my comments need to be approved by an administrator.

    There's only so many words I can use to describe how shit CN is and I think they've all been used before. What a load of balls.

  • Ahhhh, the state of detroit. Quite sad actually: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCUqvf2mLmY

    And as the city goes, the football team goes.

    505... mud ducks indeed!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So is the verb form "Mud Duckin"?
    You going "Mud Duckin" this weekend?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    We live in a post-literate society.

    Exhibit A : Definition #4 from Urban Dictionary.

    Mud duck

    a fuckin ugly ass bitch ......(who think that she look good)

    1. Shut up you fuckin mud duck.

    2. It aint nuttin in here but fuckin mud ducks.

    3. Dat bitch a mud duck.

  • Got it Irish. Transferring to Wikipedia now.

  • I believe so Jonnny. Sounds right to me. I've never done it so I wouldn't personally know. Bang! Bang!

    btw, that story about that woman is fucking cray cray.

    Rich people are so fucked up man. Jesus money fucks you up if you're not careful. Rich people creep me the fuck out actually (family money). Fucking vicious souless people.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I used to maintain the property of a billionaire (or close to it) until she died a few years ago. Took care of her main place for 15 years after her husband died. They were self-made and came from a poor rural background in Wisconsin. When the old man died, each of the four kids got $50 million. A couple of the kids proceeded to piss away money, and none of them get along. One kid, who's husband took over and ran the business after the old man's death, is really cool. They got their shit together.

    She was a super cool lady who donated hundreds of millions to the local community and the Catholic Church. She was demanding, but she paid well and was always gracious and down to earth. My guys could do all the work in her yard except the mowing. I was the only one allowed to mow her lawn for 15 years, because I was the "expert". Most people in the area don't even know how extensive her contributions were to the community, because many donations were secret and not publicized.

    Three of her kids and some of the grandkids, on the other hand, are spendthrifts who are just pissing away money and acting like big shots. When she was alive, I just dealt with her and her personal secretary with none of the other "handlers" of her money involved. It was a great relationship. After her death, I had WAY too many bosses telling me what to do with all kinds of conflict and the probate attorneys really running the show.

    Before she died, when she knew she was going to die (pancreatic cancer), she sold off two of her largest assets before the kids could fight over them. She didn't sell either to the highest bidder, but to the one who contractually agreed to keep the jobs in the local community for a set number of years. They made their money in La Crosse, and they wanted it to go back to the local community. The kids would have sold the businesses to the highest bidder.

    About three weeks before she died, when she was really sick, me and her had about an hour long conversation in her living room, mainly about fishing stories and light hearted stuff. But later in the discussion she talked about her wealth and how it destroyed her family.

    Since she died there has been major internal fighting and I'm sure there are all kinds of lawsuits regarding the will. I know there are lawsuits regarding her being in "sound mind" when she finalized her will. That is bullshit. She was very intelligent and had no loss of any mental capacity before she died. I'll bet her will takes 5-10 years to resolve. The attorneys will have no problem dragging this on, and the kids will fight for everything they can get.

    I went to the funeral, and it was like nothing I've ever seen before. The Catholic Church put on a major shindig for a huge benefactor. The sad part is she didn't get put in the ground until about 5-6 weeks later because of the kid fights, and one of them didn't even show up for the burial. It was a sad state of affairs for a person who deserved better from her family.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Cool story. Kind of reminded me of this Louis CK Monologue:


  • In reply to Shady:

    you're a sick fuck.

    That had absolutely nothing to do with corm's story (other than the words, "old lady", you were just itching to post a fucking LCK link.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't bait me bro.

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahahha... I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    money is bad maings. I've seen it first hand and I am TERRIFIED for my kids. Hopefully I can be that force that brings them back to earth/reality. That's the major reason I did this.

    Fuck me. even more escared now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB if you have too much cash, I can help you with that. Haha, no seriously.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    funny how people read things jokey.

    that's the problem... it ain't my money maings.

    If it was mine, it would be made money, not family money... and my kids would know exactly what it took to make it. I'm working on making my fortune, but big exits in my biz take a lot of time and work.

    Family money, and the people who inherit it, are usually massive assholes.

    Disclaimer: comments above based on my own sample size and experience. Your experiences may differ.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Anyone see 'Bernie' ?

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Thanks for sharing that Fifth. There is so much truth to your post and it has prompted me to comment. I hope that I can convey my thoughts effectively without provoking or offending.

    In my life, I have found out that the only one I am accountable to who matters, is God. I have found out that if I strive to please Him, everything else will fall into place and that in my situation, God was able to raise up flowers out of the ashes in family matters.

    As I get older, it is my desire to point to "the way of life" that has renewed my soul in order to help others that I come in contact with in a meaningful way. Sadly out of ignorance, I have missed the mark on many occasions but that's ok because by Gods grace, I am able to continue to grow as a man and learn from my mistakes.

    Hopefully, this family will be able to learn from their mistakes and build a lasting peace. Most families are riddled with conflict at some point in time, the love of money is just one root of many evils that destroys lives.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I can respect that trac.

    Know what I see when I read your post? Someone who wants to do the right thing in every situation, and uses a system/philosophy/mechanism to guide and provide structure for that belief system. And goon on you for it my man. I don’t believe in some of the terminology or characters used in your system, but as long as it’s working for you and pointing you in the direction you are going, I am all in!

    That’s my deal with religion. If it makes you a stronger, better, more socially responsible person, I don’t care if you pray to the celestial spaghetti monster.

    See... when you boil it down to its core trac, you and I worship the same religion.

    Semicolon….. right parenthesis.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    uhhhh... good. good on you

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks for that MB. Just so you know, I'm pulling for you.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    thank you sir... and I, you.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Ozzy said it well in this song.


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    So you're saying there's a bright side to me not winning powerball this week? Thanks Cor. I needed that

  • thanks BS.

    Ender, you're a fucking regular . Impressive.

    My god your neighbors must fucking hate you until some of that shit start to grow. Love me my veggies maingses.

  • The neighbors are down wit it. Most of them have their own thing going too. Vid is a week and a half old and already back yard is unrecognizable.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    nice my man. Love that shit, but haven't had time. I do care for roses outside my place. Love roses... smell so good. soooooo gooooood.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    OK man. For you we will put the roses in the next vid. Roses are in the front/side yards.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:


  • Phew! Just got done unloading 10k lbs with a forklift on a raised loading dock with no brakes. Krikey!

    Come to think of it, life can sometimes be just like that. Lol.

  • In this corner... weighing in at 2000 years and change... straight out of Bethlehem in the gold and white trunks... we have The Turban from Pope Urban, the Divine Command Theory!

    And in this corner, in the black trunks, weighing in at a svelte 228 years, the Major Bad from Kalingrad, the killer blow with Dare to Know, the German with the nastiest left hook since Max Schmeling, it's the Categorical Imperative!


    Ok guys, I want a clean fight, hands about the belt at all times, go to a neutral corner if Hitler is invoked, now touch gloves and let's go...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    These two camps are different means to the very same end.

    For anyone to argue over them is asinine.

    Here's something that will blow your mind:

    I was talking to a muslim scholar at a party down by U of Chicago a few years back. The conversation turned to jihad, moderate muslims, the clash between Sunni and Shiites, etc.

    I asked why Sunni and Shiite Muslims killed each other over what looked to be different means to the same end.

    His reply caught me off guard:
    "For many, the means are everything"

  • great answer/concept

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol, you do mean "scariest answer possible" right?

    He was basically saying that Sunni's and Shiite's kill each other, not because they don't believe in Allah, but because they disagree on the succession of the leadership of Islam. Wholesale slaughter because of the way people practice the same fucking religion????

    That lunacy is just as applicable to Muslims and Christians both believing in God yet killing each other and the majority of people feeling like they are diametrically opposed to each other. Muslims actively want to change the minds of everyone to their way of thinking and have given themselves the right to fuck up anyone that doesn't feel that way. Ain't nobody got time fo that!

  • i meant great answer, as in he's 100% right.

    that's why I say diplomacy will never work with those savages and you just have to torture and kill them. they don't get anything else. you can say you're just becoming like them, but no, you're not... it's the only thing that will work.

    that's what I meant.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that was good.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That was very clever, really. I wish I could come up with stuff like that...

  • Corn - If my math is correct, you were born in '68?

    Check this out (birth month/year):

    My Dad: 10 / 38
    Myself: 9 / 68
    My Oldest Daughter: 8 / 98
    Yougest Daughter: 7 / 08

    Purely coincidental.

  • In reply to Viva:

    I think your referring to me. Those are some crazy coincidental dates. I was born in 1970, exactly 25 years after the first atomic bomb was dropped on civilization. My old man spent all of 68 and about half of 69 in the 1st Cavalry in Vietnam bailing out the Marines (JK, that's one his jokes to Marines). Seriously, he got there just before the start of Tet and one of their early missions was to supply and support Khe Sahn. He's got a lot of crazy, fucked up stories about Vietnam. My Mom told me at Thanksgiving last year that my Dad still occasionally has wild dreams / nightmares from Vietnam 45 years ago. Never seen him watch a war movie. I don't think he has since then.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Nothing but utmost respect and gratitude for guys like your father. If I had been born a few years earlier, I most likely would have ended up over there. I can't even imagine how I would have handled that. Not well at all...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Thanks Tobi. My Dad has always hated the celebration of his birthday, because his 19th birthday was one of the worst days of his life.

    Side note, I had never know about Gentle Giant until your post a while back. I enjoyed that band and need to listen to them a little more. They're not as good as you, though. You kick ass on this song. A great song from my favorite album by your band.


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Ha, hardly. Stumbled over my old theme song though while looking for some other stuff:


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    There's something about the Viet Nam war that has always fascinated me. I've always wondered if maybe, being born in March '75, if I was an American soldier who died in Nam. Why am I so drawn to it? Do any of you guys who were born around then have a fascination for the Viet Nam war? If I could, I'd sit and talk with any old VN vets for hours. Like your family, Cor. I know Vet's don't like to talk about it, and I get it. But if I could, I don't know why, but I would.

  • I've been fascinated by war since I was a little kid. My Dad had boxes of slides from Vietnam, hundreds and hundreds of pictures, that I would project on the basement wall as a kid. Occasionally my Dad would go through the slides with me and tell stories about some of the people, from his unit guys to locals he knew and what was going on. Only one photo remains that my Mom saved (He trashed all the slides one night). It's a picture taken on a one lane mountain road with great scenery, and jungle all around. After the picture was taken, him and a group of guys were standing in a circle bullshitting, waiting for the road to be cleared after a mine blew up a vehicle up ahead in the convoy. While standing there, a home made pineapple grenade was lobbed from above and landed right in the middle of them, but didn't go off.

  • In reply to Viva:

    By my math, you won't have to worry about your daughters procreating for another 5 years. And if you don't like who they might end up procreating with, just keep them under lock and key for the entirety of September 2017.

  • Biggsy just said that the Bears are bringing Christian Tupou back into camp. Think younger, cheaper Matt Toeina.

    Looks less likely that Okoye will be brought back. I think that would be a mistake.

    When the hell does the season start? Thank God for the Blackhawks.

  • Or Izzy.

  • In reply to Shady:

    they have to bring back Izzy man. He can play the edge or kick inside and play tackle. That's badass.

  • you guys know I couldn't give a smaller fuck about baseball if I was a midget ... but that sport is fucked up.

    Those umps are about to cause a fucking riot. How can you be that bad.

    And to add a little sugar to the spice above... you are welcome: http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/the-kate-effect-kate-uptons-first-vogue-cover/#/magazine-gallery/kate-upton-june-2013/1

    Yonny, sorry to post more pics of the fat cow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    god she is so fat. what an ugly cow. Who would be desperate enough to want to bang that?

    said the same guy who thinks Brady is a "system quarterback".

  • I'm gonna get booed for talking video games, aren't I?

    Well, don't care - there's a new game coming out called Watch Dogs for the PS3. It's extremely GTA like, with open world and missions. You can do cool stuff, like pickpocket somebody's PDA then hack their password, then login to their webmail or access their webcam on their laptop for mission clues, etc.

    It takes place in a near-future dystopian Chicago, somewhat accurately mapped in the Liberty City mold.

    But that's not, I think, the most interesting part. Here's the part I think is somewhat revolutionary: silent multiplayer linking.

    What does that mean? It means I turn the feature on, and I'm playing in what I feel is a single player game, but the servers will randomly "link" the city with other players, who may be doing other missions. I see a disturbance, some corner shootout and I have to judge by the mechanics of the battle if that is AI or another real player.

    It has the potential for mayhem and griefing galore, but I have to admit, it's a cool idea.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh wait, this may be a PS4 launch title. My bad.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    that dude is a super nerd... a Quebecois super nerd

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wow, that looks pretty fucking bad ass.

    Right in my wheelhouse... kind of.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lets be honest, your "wheelhouse" is running around maps as fast as you can with a shoulder mounted rocket while flash bang-banging yourself repeatedly.

  • In reply to Shady:


    Yoooooouuuuuu moooootherfuuuuuuucker!

    (it's kind of true)

  • In reply to Shady:

    classic MB move

  • Oh... ok.... fuckface.

    How do you know, you've already rage quite twice.

    Yeah, you took it there. bastard.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol, i ragequit once and the other was my kids fault for crying. damn kids!!!

    I tend to ragequit when my volume doesn't work and i don't have my earpiece to talk shit. Both are fixed so i'm going to dump hot lead onto you guys like Mark Harrison dumped hot dump on the bathroom floors of the combine hotel.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Shady, please step in here.

    One time... ONE FUCKING TIME!?!?!

    Ly yer!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you rage quite when shady and I are blowing your ass up.

    #shitjustgotrealyo #bringitnowthateverythingis'fixed'

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Looks like something between Assassins Creed and Grand Theft Auto.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The last game you convinced me to buy was starhawk. Terrible decision. While I'm hesitant to ever trust you again, I am intrigued by your description and will research this further myself.

  • In reply to Shady:


    Starhawk is a GREAT game! Come on, now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that's badass. I'm sold already. We are on the doorstep of that shitty Bruce Willis movie Surrogates.

  • Dansby played last year with a torn bicep, but played well.

    I'm not sure if there's an injury knock on the guy or he just wanted too much, but the Cards took him back. I wanted the Bears to get him at OLB, but didn't work out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that dude is a stud on the field... and he has a huge dick.

    Or is that someone else on the cardinals I'm thinking of....

    ...oh, no... no, it was Darnell Docket I was thinking of.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You were thinking of another man's penis?

    Football. Please get here. Hahaha

  • yes Erik, I was... does that make you uncomfortable? How uncomfortable.... uncomfortable but just a tiny bit interested excited?


  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is that one of Manti's bookmarks?

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    You mean Tim Tebow?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not the least bit interested or excited but if you like then there's nothing wrong with that.

    You wanna know something though? We just pulled an "inception?" On everyone on this blog. How? What were you thinking about after you read MB's statement "that dude is a stud on the field... and he has a huge dick."

    Carry on..

  • Has it been decided yet which Bears game is going to become an official DBB event?

    I need a crown and my father will do it for the $300 lab cost as opposed to the $1700 the dentist I go to down here wants. To save $1400, I have no problem flying back to Chicago. And if there's going to be a get together, I'll try to time it for that weekend.....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    good call Tobi. Would love to meet you this time. Your dinner will be on me sir.

    I'm open to suggestions.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm flexible but later in the season is probably better. If it's cold enough, I'll even take the fur coat out of storage and assuming Crunch can make the soire, he's welcome to wear it all weekend. He seems to be obsessed with that thing...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Please god wear it. There is nothing, and i repeat nothing, more badass than a white non-pimp wearing a fur coat. Oh god please wear it.

  • You still think Tobi's not a pimp? I'm not convinced. I can't see any other possible explanation for a full length coyote fur coat. Not Fox. Not Mink. Fucking Coyote. I'm betting that's his street name. Coyote. Oh yeah. Tobi's a pimp.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    some peoples is craiizie stoopid. Seriously though, that guy really is… stupid. Like moronical. Farting in bathtubs and laughing his ass off.

    …and what the fuck did he do to his mouth?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    the best is that he needs an orange crush chaser for vodka.


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

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I wish I got that kind of action. If I had a dime for every dollar I spent back then trying to get laid, I could have retired ten years ago...

  • Dude, *I* want to wear that thing...

    ...bitches loves the furs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Go to an old fat lady's estate sale and get it for bargain basement money.

  • good call.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You guys can come up with some competition to determine who gets the honor. Let the feats of strength begin!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    i think MB would win. he estrong.

  • Here's a pic of what you'll be fighting over. Judging from the length of my hair, I'd say this was taken circa 1988:


  • nice

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    unless they want Chicago style Deep Dish, that is. Then you're high tech phone/nasa controls will break down and we'll never find one.


  • With Jeff on vacation, it's looks like we will be waiting on a lot of comments to be posted.

    Live show tonight, MB, come chime in. You better have a Chicago damn accent.

  • MB cant do Chicago!!!!

  • Like, normal Southside, or full Elwood Blues?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    southside mumbai... bitches!

  • #Bears draft pick jersey numbers .. Kyle Long 75, Jon Bostic 57, Khaseem Greene 60, Jordan Mills 67, Cornelius Washington 78, Marquess Wilson 10.

    Aaron Curry just became a Giant.

  • damn, they stuck Khaseem with 60? That's cold.

  • yeah, those numbers all suck

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    except long of course


  • Anderson gets Samurai's #50 .....

  • I think Joe overachieved.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    who in thee fuck are these people!?!

    He looks like the joker, she is hot.

    (I think that's what you were alluding to)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well, she's a 7.5 (big fake tits would instantly have taken her to a 8.5+)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    She has an MBA from Harvard. 10. Retire in style.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Dime a dozen Viva. I know a few. Meh.

    She is pretty damn cute though. What does joe do?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The way I judge, you'd have to subtract for big fake tits...

  • In reply to tobijohn:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I mean smh.

    Jesus tobi.... just jesus.

  • In reply to tobijohn:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    She's a 6, mang ... and that's being kind. If she had big fake tits she'd still be a 6 ....albeit with big fake tits.

    Joe is either Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon, and I don't mean the online-gaming handles.

  • 6?


    Find a good opthamologist, soon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That woman requires absolutely NO enhancements.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You work for Deloitte?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Normally when you see a guy with a girl way out of his league there are a few reasons:

    1. She grew up an ugly ducking and now as a swan she cares more about "inner beauty" and romantic crap like flowers, candles and cheesy lines from of movies like The Notebook.

    2. She looks good with her clothes on, but you start getting naked and things take an ugly turn. She takes off her bra off and she has breasts that are 85% areola, 9% boob, 4% hair and 2% mole. She slips out of her panties and it appears as if she hung drapes over her vajayjay, but nope, her labia just looks like it belongs in plastic wrap at your corner deli. And it smells. Bad.

    3. He has a fantastic Mangina:


  • In reply to Shady:

    That is too F'n funny..

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I meant you are too funny...

  • In reply to Shady:

    I have seen #'s 1 and 2 to varying degrees... and I embody and embrace #3.

    Man, for me... if there's one single thing that will instantly kill attraction... no matter how hot the rest of the girl is... it's bad boobs. Seriously, the girl can be a 12 everywhere else, and if she has bad boobs, I'm outty right then and there. POOF!

    Yeah, I know bad boobs can be fixed, but that takes commitment, money, and the willingness to hang out with turrible boobs until there is enough of a connection/relationship to pitch in for fabulous fakies. We’re talking at least a $5k investment, and for that level of ‘in-ness’ you’re looking at, at least 6 months of terrible boobs that once fixed will most likely be enjoyed by some other dude once you dump her. And I ain't got time for that.

    Man, just reread that and I sound so bitter. I’m actually really not bitter/angry/resentful at all… I'm like Mcky D's right now... I'm loving it!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, #2 on the list of 'how boobs can be turrible' is

    * They are all skin and flab and no substance/fullness. Boobs without a high perkiness/dense fat ratio are so bad. Ones that hang, are flat (no filler), or are deflated (very similar to flat) are so gross.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The ones that look like she's got a pair of tube socks hanging from her chest.

  • In reply to Shady:

    so so bad.

    get online now fool

  • Artoo and I will start live blog 10:00cst. please feel free to help us out by means of #MWBshow. Throw us a question and watch us live BearDownBlog.net or BearsFam.com.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    can you tell me why Noah was called for a bullshit loose ball foul on an offensive rebound that took a possible 3pt game and resulted in a 7pt game and effectively led to the loss?

  • Possibly because the LAST thing the NBA wants is an NBA Finals without Lebron James?

  • watching Te'o in a Chargers uniform makes me think that they've just drafted their linebacker for the next 10yrs.

    not even the most ardent haters can revise history. The kid fucking balls out. Period.

  • I would have thought the Chargers would have stayed far far away from a Samoan LB, but no.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    pacific islander... you are so insensitive GP.

  • Have all the cleat marks from the Alabama game healed?

    The Tide used the Te'O like a doormat.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ND got worked over that game. The D line especially. Te'o just missed tackles. Other guys got football raped.

  • Camp body I shall be rooting for : Fendi Onobun, TE, 6'6' 260 ( I imagine him to be a jolly man wearing a Fez)

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/11/tyler-eifert-already-has-multiple-roles-in-bengals-offense/

    Kyle....you'd better be awesome.

  • Picking up Tyler Eifert would have been like having a TE, slot receiver and edge receiver all in one player.

    i'm gonna trust emery and trestman here but emery hurt me with that mcclellin pick over chandler jones and Hardin in rd 3 instead of a LB or OL. That knife went deep Phil. Earn my trust.

  • Eifert averaged 14+ yards a catch with 4 TDs against everybody but Bama, against whom he had 6 catches for 61 yards and no TDs.

    Maybe he WILL be great for the Bengals, but let's not annoint him as god's gift to
    tight ends before he's taken a snap in the NFL.

  • I'm thinking of having a "caption this" contest with this as the picture..


  • Ooookkkkkaaaayyyy erik, I'll bite.

    (says quietly through clenched teeth while trying to appear like he's smiling)

    "you better fucking work out son, we could have had Tyler Eifert... and don't ever fucking forget it."

    Switches back to loud voice so media can hear... "ha ha ha kyle.... I can't wait for you to be our staring LT either son."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you're welcome yonny

  • Long: How did Trestman land that hot MILF as a wife and how hot are his daughters??? AMIRIGHT??!!!???!!??

    Emery: (laughs in a super creepy way and stares into Long's eyes) hehehehehe....I'm sorry, what did you say, i couldn't stop thinking about blowing you and your super high athletic index.

  • @ZachZaidman
    #Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker's motto: "Compete to play. Compete to stay."

  • http://tracking.si.com/2013/05/11/chicago-bears-helmet-cameras/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's actually a pretty good idea. The coaches can go back and see exactly what the QB sees and is looking at. Seems like it could lead to the occasional helpful insights from a coaching perspective.

    The Bears breaking starting new trends in QB coaching? I'm liking this Trestman fellow.

  • shady... this how I'm going to greet you next time we see each other in ChiTown


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're the best...



  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahaha. nice.

  • In reply to Shady:




  • hey canada, have you seen this lunacy?



  • In reply to MB30SD:



  • Not to diminish Jeff's competition but I'd like to see who can come up with an honest and objective analysis of the NFC North. I think Mr. Frazier is quietly building a solid program in MN. Detroit is borderline teetering on the edge of obscurity but can very well be a sleeper this year and Green Bay has Rodgers. The Bears on the other hand have decided to address team needs and if Emery was successful in his talent evaluation, our team could have a "brilliant" season. If not, oh brother, here we go again! I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Green Bay will turn in the most disappointing season in the North. Mostly because they are the team that I believe has done the least to solidify their needs.


  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Christian Ponder is the Minny QB- so there's that.

    Detroit are Detroit.

    Did Green Bay get a defense yet?

    Did we address our offensive line?

    I don't think Ponder can do it, Detroit will always be Detroit ... but if we get the line sorted out then we deserve to be favorites (not that we would be, but we should be).

  • Don't know why cause I dislike Asswortz and China Doily immensely but I have a gut feeling Detroit is gonna be shamed into turning in a competitive outing this year.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Here's my take.

    GB - we know what to expect from Rodgers and his weapons, but I see them getting nowhere unless their drafted RBs pan out. Rodgers was their 2nd highest rusher last year with 200 odd yards. I would like to see how Lacy copes without his college OL (prolly better than the Packs OL) and how he adjusts to running in the tundra.
    On defence, they are bad. Outside of Matthews, their LBs are mediocre, their DL is overrated (especially that turd Raji) and while they have good players in their secondary (Heyward and Burnett), I feel that Williams and especially Shields took a step back last year with Woodson missing a lot of time, and they rely a lot on physical, after the ball is dead play. This is evident in the game last year where Jeffrey got THREE fouls called on him by reacting to their play. They also need another safety FWIW. They will need their draft class from this year and last year to really step up, otherwise I have them pegged as a 1st, 2nd round playoff exit depending on matchups. 10-6 record, Wildcard

    MIN - They better get something done this year or they are screwed. I say this because in 2014 and 2015 they lose that loud cushy dome and have to play on the Favre killing turf. Imagine how bad Ponder will be in December out in that weather. Speaking of Ponder, he's the reason why I can't take them seriously. AP is a monster, yes, but RBs won't win you SBs these days. If AP is held in check on 1st and 2nd down, I like my odds of stopping Ponder from completing any pass over 7 yards. Jennings will realise how big a mistake he has made soon enough. The only way they do anything this year is if they grind AP down all season and get the ball to Rudolph when AP fails.
    On D, their LBs are generally good at tackling but not at much else. Allen is slowing down, but I think he bounces back if Floyd lives up to the hype and dominates alongside K.Williams. They have a great yound safety in Harrison Smith, but he needs Xavier Rhodes to come in and play well immediately, the rest of their secondary is fairly meh. 7-9 finish.

    DET - This is the team that demonstrates how pointless total yards are. Stafford has around 10,000 yards the past 2 years and they have achieved nothing. Gym Shortz plays a big role in this, allowing their awful pass/run ratio and formation choices. They constantly line up in the shotgun, making running the ball very difficult, and outside of Calvin they have nothing at WR (Burleson? LOL). Any chance at success this season is all down to Bush imo. If he can draw even a 7 man front, Calvin will do his thang.
    Their strength on D comes from the interior pressure of Suh and Fairley. However if they don't get the sack, they have no experience at DE to finish the job. I can't shake the feeling that Ansah will be a bust as well. Their LBs are subpar. They have a shout of having a decent secondary this year. If Delmas stays healthy, I like him and FA signing Quinn at safety, and Houston was solid at CB. They have a lot of 1st and 2nd year players behind him though, so sitting Marshall in the slot will probably result in 400000yards a game against them. I think they will finish in the range of 4-7 wins, depending on the production they get from Bush. Gym Shortz gets fired and the city of Detroit breathes a sigh of relief (or at least the dozen or so folk still living there in 2014 will).

    Not overly detailed, but I would like a better platform than CN to do that, maybe I'll type something up over the summer and save it for when we move *cough*

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Okay, I'll be a bit more brief.

    Minny - Last year was as good as Minny can be. They had possibly the best season from a running back in history (even if it was a few yards short of the record). That got them into the playoffs, but no further. They don't have the passing game or the D to make more progress - their ceiling this year is a wild card spot.

    Detroit - Last year was an anomoly, they are better than a 4 win team. With that said, they need a lot of help and cap issues are preventing them from making certain needed moves. I suspect they rebound this year to around .500 give or take, but I think Minny has the higher ceiling.

    GB - They're one of those teams with the tools to win a SB. The offense needed a running game, they drafting a running game. They lost some receivers, but have a great QB. Their defense is mediocre, but they tend to draft well. If they field a complete team, they could win the SB. If not, their floor would be a .500 playoff miss.

    Bears - We could literally be anywhere in the division. If Trestman gets our offensive weapons to gel into a top 10 group, and Tucker keeps the D in top form, we are a contender. If Trestman's plan doesn't work, if defensive losses outweigh offensive gains, if the offense can't click because of bad line play, bad QB decisions or whatever, then we miss the playoffs. I see our floor as a bit worse than GB's, maybe 6 wins. But Detroit and Minny both have enough to jump us into the playoffs if we get caught, just like last year.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Interesting. Obviously with my brief analysis I was homering with the Beras going 16-0....but seriously I think you nailed our floor. Depending on how it plays out, I think we range from 6-12 wins.

    I'm curious as to how others rate Stafford and Ponder. Do you hold them in high regard?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I'm in the minority, but I think Ponder can be an above average QB in the league. I don't think he will ever be great. He just hasn't had many receiving weapons while developing.

    Stafford is good, but he also has the best receiver in the league. I have a hard time judging Stafford because he annoys me and he's a dick.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    True he hasn't had options, but when you have the best RB currently in the game, you should be able to put up a higher yards/attempt than 6.08 off play action alone, regardless of who is catching the ball. For comparison, Sanchez (who did he have catching the rock last year? and who were his RBs?) had a 6.36. In fact, the only QBs who had at least 1000 yards and a lower yards/Att average were Gabbert, Brady Quinn and John Skelton.

    Stafford, I think, would be a lot better if they lowered their pass/run ratio. Until then, teams can clue in on their offense far too easily. Combine this with the awful side arm throw motion he adopted last year with the fact that any interior pressure cause him to freak and run into the arms of DTs, I see a guy who is bailed out far too often by Calvin to be considered good. His attitude is awful as well (worse than Jays imo)

    While it can be argued that is similar to Jay (poor offense, reliance on a top 5 WR), Jay has completed insane passes to subpar players (Hester, Sanzenbacher, Spaeth last year vs Vikes) that show what he is capable of. Any highlight reel of Stafford is just heaves to Calvin.

  • Camp body watch. Terrence Toliver. WR. 6'5 204. Hello big boy.


  • So he looks like a taller, thinner Alshon.

    That's OK, I'll take him. Get him some early reps, get a good idea of his ceiling without showing him off too much, sneak him onto the practice squad.

  • Word to your mothers.

  • +1

  • Third time's the charm:


    Sadly, this guy needs a good psychiatrist as much, if not more, as he need a good attorney...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    More than, not more, as. Wish you had a chance to correct typos and misspellings after the fact, Maybe on the new site (sigh)...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Tobi, what you think about this band? The bass player and guitar player are two of my best friends since jr. high when they first started playing in bands. Different costumes for almost every show. They played almost all originals. I'm biased, but the guitar player Johnny Tubesteak is one of my all time favorites.


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Interesting, Wouldn't be surprised at all if they were influenced by Zappa... :

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Johnny Tubesteak is a huge Zappa and early prog rock fan.....along with Iron Maiden and Slayer.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Well, if you're a early progressive rock fan and you haven't already, take a listen to early Genesis when Peter Gabriel was still with them:

    Selling England By The Pound

    The Lamb Lays Down On Broadway (esp The Carpet Crawlers (34:35)

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    yeah Tobi, i think we've reached cry for help stage. This guy is a mess.

  • Hate to say it but I've got a hunch he won't see his next birthday...

  • http://www.theonion.com/articles/breakfast-in-bed-served-to-mom-who-just-got-eaten,32401/

    I never do this in the morning. Did you ever try peeling back a grilled cheese sandwich?

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Cor, thank you for the random PSA announcement that you don't go downtown in the AM. I've made note of it and won't soon forget.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    No, can't say that I have. I liked the" Malicious Focus Group Convinces Marketers Cinnamon Mountain Dew Is The Next Big Thing"...

  • Killing some time going through my YouTube links before I step out for a bite to eat. I know this one is old news and this tune is kind of atypical for them but man, I love this song and video:


  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Tobi, I was one of the first people to ever hear this song live, on the beach in Jamaica. It was before the album came out. They played three nights in Jamaica opening for Gov't Mule with about 300 people at the shows. The first time I seen Grace live was @ 2006 or 2007 and had a beer with them after the show at a bar. She is smoking hot when your up close and personal. Good peeps in the band. All very nice and down to earth. Very catchy song. After they played this in Jamaica, I kept ending all my sentences with Ooooh la la la la la la and my friends were getting annoyed. I've been damn near first row for about 8 shows, but this one at Martyr's in Chicago was probably my favorite. One of the first shows after the self titled album with Paris came out.


  • Ho Ly Sheite Muslim. This dude is not in a good place.


    Want to know the funniest part? I was in San Clemente Friday night.

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We were just discussing that a few posts up. It's sad, really. I hope he gets some help...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Sorry man but the dude needs punishment first, then help later. Whats wrong with this country? Dude breaks into a women's house and everyone on PFT is calling for help as if he's some confused child. Sounds like the dudes an addict. I can only imagine how a women would feel to find some dude in her house. smh

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    By all means, justice first. But something is seriously broken between his ears and I don't think it has anything to do with substance abuse. The Rams signed him to their off season roster and cut him loose TEN days later. They knew something wasn't right with the guy...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Yup, gotcha. Thankfully nobody has gotten seriously hurt yet. Jailhouse rehab is in order.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I bet the Bengals are interested.

  • Damn... been away from Da Blog, and a friggin *vacation* thread gets 330 responses. Imagine were our jobs so easy!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'd be surprised if Jeff gets much from this "job." Afaik, bloggers here are paid according to the number of local pageviews they get - some small amount per x number of local (Chicago area) pageviews. I think Jeff has said that the large majority of his pageviews come from non-commenters. If we all disappeared tomorrow, it wouldn't hurt him financially.

    And DBB isn't very popular, according to the Gnome. It's not even on the list of the 50 most viewed posts of 2012.

    I saw another list somewhere of the most-viewed sports blogs on CN. I can't find the link, but DBB was WAY below 'Chicago Bears Huddle' and several others. Pretty amazing, when you see how few comments those blogs get.

  • Titus Young has a drug and alcohol problem I think. Not sure how factual this article is but it seems like the guy is off the tracks in chemical addiction and drugs.


  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I'm really curious as to what is going on in Young's mind. 3 arrests in a week and they all escalate.....is it drugs? is it a mental problem? or is he just a dumbass?

    I've been peeking around the webz to see what Lions fans think of it and they range from sympathy and worry about him and his family to (and a majority feel this way) full blown "he deserves this for how he acted against Green Bay".

    Throw in as well the position he was in - a developing WR
    playing opposite one of the best WR's in the game in an offense that passes the majority of the time. To throw it all away in the manner that he did was really strange.

    Then, combine that with what he did when he was with the team...I'm thinking specifically of when he sucker punched Delmas in training.

    There's too many factors involved for me to take any stance, the only thing I'll say is that I fear for his child.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    mental illness.

    Dude is a boarderline at the least, most likely bipolar (what marsh has), or could even be schitzo? I don't know, but he can't be that dumb... can he?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    You obviously didn't read the article, Trac.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Actually I did. I wasn't sure if it was tongue in cheek mixed with facts or comedic play on the truth.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    All of the facts involving "chemical addiction and drugs" had nothing to do with Titus Young. They had to do with other players who had run-ins with the law. Young's legal problems may or may not be due to an addiction to illegal drugs, but he has never been busted on non-alcohol drug charges, afaik. If he had, I'm sure the author of the article would have made it clear instead of smearing him by association.

    I agree with SI commenter 'RayHuggyBearYoung':
    "They actually allowed you to write this? Shame on you SI."

  • OMG, she's like... beautiful AND smart!!


    Well, at least one outta two ain't bad.

  • Nice T-shirt


  • In reply to gpldan:


  • Thought you guys might like this ahead of today's game: http://www.sportspickle.com/opinion/16264/exclusive-screen-capture-of-derrick-roses-gmail-inbox

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Loved the reference to Bellineli. His celebration was fantastic and easily worth the fine.

  • Quien es mas macho en los bloggos?

    (I'm serious, please answer)

    Threaded comments (this is my choice):

    Or a full blown comments forum:

    Like, with embedded Youtubez and avatars and shit

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I generally prefer forums. Image embedding and other nice features are standard, and comments are not compressed into a narrow column running down the center of the page like a sewer pipe. Forums can be confusing and the community can get fractured if the number of sub-threads are allowed to grow out of control, but good forums provide good comment-tracking tools to deal with that.

    I don't know, but I'm pretty sure you can't run a good forum for free. Every forum I've ever been on asks users to be careful not to embed too many vids and images because of the high cost of server space.

  • And now... da funny


  • Amazon co-opts bitcoin idea, attempts to destroy bitcoin


  • hey GP: http://uncrate.com/stuff/lamborghini-egoista-concept/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lance Briggs mobile?

    He could wrap one of these around a light pole on the Kennedy.

  • Nix is done.


    The Bills were being run, essentially, by an old kook. Like something from the Onion.

    Even if the franchise is a joke, and ownership is a joke, the EJ Manuel thing was just cruel and unusual punishment for those remaining fans. Is Marv Levy dead yet? If so, he's must have rolled over after that draft.

    Unfortunately, I think the jury is still out if Emery is a kook, too.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Whenever I think of a constant defense of someone who did something great one time but continues to mystify the fuck out of us in other maddening ways like Emery does by getting Marshall and then fucking up 2 1st round no brainer selection in a row I can only think of this classic Chappelle piece:


  • Anyone see this story?


    You have to read it closely because it suggests a level of involvement by the NFL that (I'm guessing) isn't really there. I don't know enough about the subject to judge the accuracy of the article. I watched my first Rugby match last night on youtube (2011 World Cup final, France vs. New Zealand).

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I don't see what the NFL would gain from it tbh. Since when did the NFL care so much about helping out athletes not cut out for their league?

    Was this the game you saw Crunch?


    Ludicrous fine. The Haka is meant to intimidate the opposition and when the French stand up (not only against the Haka, but their entire history of dealing with opposition) they get fined?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Yeah, I guess so. The French team advanced on the All Blacks as they put on their little show, and one of the announcers said they'd likely get fined for it.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    As far as what the NFL would gain from it, I would say

    1) Money.
    1a) Money in the offseason.

    Of course, the sport would have to thrive in the US for the money to be there. I don't see why it wouldn't thrive, with proper backing. It's violent enough. It's fun to watch. The US should be able to assemble a competitive team.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    1. It won't ever catch on here. There are leagues, there are matches/tourneys played here often... it still maintains a very small following. why you ask... too complex to learn. the american public has the attention span of a gnat on crack

    2. Our teams are usually terrible to not great. All the huge, fast, aggressive guys in the US go play... yep, thasss right. football. Besides, with football your head explodes quietly, softly, and tens of years down the line... in rugby it happens on the field. It WAY more scary to play than FB. I've been on the sidelines when cracked ribs and a fractured skull have happened. No thanks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well, like I said, I watched my first match last night, and I didn't find it too complex to enjoy. It's not like hockey, where it takes several games before you can even follow the puck.

    I know rugby has existed in the US for a long time now, and hasn't caught on in the modern era. But I would think, with the full backing of the NFL and all that comes with that, it would.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    PS: If the US ever got involved in Rugby in a big way, it would be the French and New Zealanders and South Africans who should worry about getting their skulls cracked.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Hahahahaha... sheeeeiiite. Pa-leeez.

    btw, why in god's name would you lump the fucking french in with NZ and SA?!?!? The other good teams traditionally are the aussies and english to a degree... and some of the pacific islanders (fiji, samoa, etc...)

    It would be interesting to see. I'd love to see it happen personally. I watch rugby all the time. it's a really great game to watch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Because I've only seen that one game - France vs New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup. I figured France must be good, to play in the finals and not be destroyed by the All Blacks. I knew NZ was good because of comments made on this blog by yourself and others. I included SA just to fuck with you, of course.

    I agree, it's a great game to watch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Italy are the new emergent power in Rugby. They started winning games this year in the Six Nations. Beat the French, beat the Irish .... and the French nearly won the last world cup. Bounce of a ball between them and the homeside Kiwis.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I did now about the italians Irish. Interesting.

    I did watch the WC match irish... I just can't put down on 'paper' that the french are a rugby powerhouse... my fingers just won't type it. Sides, I don't think it's true. They had a good year. String another or two together and I'll eat my words... with a beautiful Bordeaux and some brilliant brie.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    The USA are involved in Rugby in a big way and regularly get their arses kicked by countries that still use live animals as their currency. The last sentence may not be entirely accurate.

  • I'm talking NFL-caliber, All Criminal Rugby team.

  • but it was funny.

    They did make the quarters at the 2013 london 7s irish.

    Now, whether you consider 7s real rugby is a item of personal preference. Personally, I don't... but it's fun to watch.

  • Sevens taint the real deal MB. Gotta agree with you.

  • I like watching Corm... it's a fun game. But yeah, it's not the real deal

  • Another reason you should get on twitter?

    I just won an autographed "Peanut Punch" t-shirt autographed by Charles Tillman himself and he is sending it out here. The real player is following me on twitter and sending something I won.

    Life is great. It really is.

  • I hate you.

  • A friend of mine from Football Nation came up with this idea. I thought it was pretty cool.


  • How about if the fucking bastards just let people post hi-res clips on youtube, etc? Don't the fans deserve that much, at least? You can't even watch a decent quality clip on NFL.com without paying to "unlock" it. Any one here pay for that? Anyone anywhere? Well you're a fucking dick for encouraging that kind of shit.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    How does Our Boy Roy get knocked off for using NFL Film when there are MILLIONS of crappy fan-made videos with Korn or Gangsta Rap soundtracks over them?

  • I think the key word there is "crappy." If the video quality is as crappy as NFL.com video, you're good. The date of upload is also a factor. Youtube now has software that can recognize copyrighted audio and video on upload. Also, some copyright holders are less forgiving than others. NBC is less likely to get you for copyright violation than Fox, for example. And finally, "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS."

  • I think movies about near-nostaglia are the new thing.

    Like, I want to go to the movies and see a movie about Walter's last season. Like, get Jerrett to play his dad, he has his face, you put some wig and stache on him, and it would be eerie.

    I also think you could get Channing Tatum to play 85 Ditka. I think he could do it.

    I love films about recent history.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you just love channing tatum.... NTTAWWT

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I saw Tatum in a sort of Lethal Weapon meets Obama movie trailer yesterday, when I took my kid to see Iron Man 3:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah, seens that trailer. Seems ok.

    How was the iron... man?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Let's just say that Irish is going to McD LOVE LOVE LOVIN IT the big twist that comes.

    Like, he will LOVE it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    wait, let me guess... the fed gets all blowed up?

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    The stupid Muslims kidnap Ironman for his technical expertise after somehow realizing that they have all the parts necessary to build a satellite-based, car-battery powered laser capable of reducing Washington DC to ash. Ironman foils their evil plot and Irish McHates the movie so much he has a McCoronary just as if he'd have McLoved it too much.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    hahahaha... that was funny.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Okay stop that, I'm here. Paltrow ruins the IM movies for me. That and seeing Favreau cast himself as a fat fuck every time.

    Watched the CAM version of my favorite - the first truly alcoholic superhero, Iron Man (The Viz' brilliant Brown Bottle excluded). Didn't hear most of what was said, natch, but apparently the Ayatollah Don Logan ... and Henry from Neighbours ... were giving our Tony a bit of grief with the old Luciferian powers.

    Seeing anyone other than Tony Stark in a suit cheapens it for me.

    Anyone seen The Master yet? Oblivion? Mama ?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    don't think paltrow is hot... in fact, she's a turrible bore. Meh... a 7.

    Agree about both that fat fuck farveau. Watch swingers again to see what he looked like down about 70 libs.

    Also agree on all these suits. Shame.

  • What they did there....


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahahahaha... that was awesome.

  • Tillman just sent me a message on twitter because he noticed my address out here in CA.

    Tillman and his wife both went to school here in the sixth grade out here in the Fort Ord area.

    Really. Cool.

  • I'm telling you, get a Chicago media company to make a series of Erik as Superman promo videos for the '13 season. It would be a smash hit ad campaign.

  • We can hear you swooning! That's cool.

  • Someone tweeted me this--still annoyed lol. What do you think the Odds are that Carimi gets cut this year?

    I said they are pretty high if everyone else stays healthy.. and Pro Football Talk comes out with this.. I'm on to them.


  • That's nothing Artoo. Big name sports journalists routine rip-off the little guys. The little guys routinely rip-off bloggers. Bloggers routinely rip-off commenters. Commenters routinely rip-off big name sports journalists, and on and on it goes.

    You may remember last year I posted a tongue-in-cheek statistical analysis favorably comparing the 2012 Chicago Bears defense with the Monsters of the Midway circa 1985. Soon afterwards, I saw a similar statistical comparison on ESPN (or somewhere, I think it was ESPN Chicago). Did they rip me off? I don't know. It's not like my post was so unique or original that others could not have come up with something similar. But I like to think ESPN did rip me off - because they took the post seriously. Bwahahahahaha.

  • Turns out the right pick that draft for the Bears was Jabaal Sheard or Randall Cobb.

    I liked the Bear Jew coming out, save for the knee issue. Other GMs figured it out on the guy, and Glitchy didn't. I thought we had another John Tait on our hands, but even before a Saint shot his kneecap for cash, he wasn't looking like a shutdown LT.

    His problem is that he is 6'7" tall. And, there is one guy on the line who needs to get underneath the pads of the opposing player to drive block, it's the right guard. The center, as well, should not be a very tall guy.

    And that's the only game he has, anymore. He is really just too tall to play an effective RG, so he has to show he spent the offseason getting massively strong in the upper body and legs. He should come into Bourbonaiss tipping the scales at 330 without blubber. And he probably won't. He may come in at 290.

    It won't be enough. So, yeah, Slauson probably made the guy expendable.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Four things Gabe Carimi has in common with Kyle Long:

    1) Both 1st round draft picks.
    2) Both missed OTA's today.
    3) Both 6' 7" & 315 -ish.
    4) Both being considered at right guard for da Bears.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    and they're both Bears.

  • The book isn't closed on right tackle, mangs. Let him compete - he was never a guard - but let him compete with Scott and Webb for RT. Good.

  • Even though Double L is a fish now, I would still like to see the Bears put a payback bounty on the tree sitter for that blindside. I am hoping for a nice crackback that involves the writhing pain and the gnashing of teeth and the fines and oy!.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • Here's a tip for anyone new to CN:

    Before refreshing the page to check for new comments, make a mental note of the most recent comment and the amount of time that has passed since it was posted (see the Recent Comments sidebar for the info. It will say something like "MB30SD 24 minutes ago").

    After refreshing the page, check the Recent Comments sidebar again. Very often you will find that both the most recent comment and the elapsed time have not changed. Of course, the time should always change. CN cannot stop the clock. It merely fails to refresh the page - often.

  • Ok, so what do you do with guys like this: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/13/passport-pressure-cooker-problematic-for-traveler/?hpt=hp_t2

    1. Altered/forged/fucked with passport

    2. Fucking pressure cooker in his luggage - along with two different stories about why

    Since I asked, I'll give you guys my thoughts first...

    Throw him in fucking jail for the rest of his miserable fucking terrorist life. While he's there, torture his ass to within an inch of his life every week to extract every piece of usable info on his cell(s).

    Fuck these guys. You let him go and he WILL be the guy to cause the next attack.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They better have a lot more on the guy than a pressure cooker in his luggage before they break out the torture chamber. The altered passport is suspicious, but still not enough to convict a guy. I like my freedom as much as the next guy, but I'm just as concerned about a government that would throw "suspected terrorists" in jail for life as I am of the real terrorists. The only difference is the latter group makes for better headlines.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I'm with you 100% NB, but I was making an angry point.

    At some juncture we need a better way to ferret out these guys. The older boston bomber was on a watch list, the russian giv told us to watch him twice, he had known extremist outbreaks at his own mosque and was kicked out.... I mean what does it take?!?

    What I suggest is obviously at the other end of the spectrum, and obviously a guy shouldn't get tortured for carrying faulty cookware... but there has to be a better way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Everyone flies nude and bagless.

    Tobi's worst nightmare...

  • btw, if any of you are Daft Punk fans, the entire new album can be streamed for free on itunes right now... it's... siiiiiick.

    Oh and... Rabbit, where in thee fuck are you maings?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You sure you don't do drugs?

  • canada, you catching the TdCali?

    Watching the peloton ride through downtown palm springs... the ex's family has a place there. been going there most of my life. awesome seeing them go through the main strip. 90 degrees at 8 in the morning. yikes!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sorry 110. Ouch.

    ("but it's dry heat....")

  • hey BS, watching the 2013 London 7s (a type of rugby... not traditional, but it's faster and with only 7 dudes on each team).

    Check this... England beat RSA (bastards)

    but the Us made it to the quarters, but the aussies beat them on the last play. Not bad though. How you like dem apples.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I used to watch 7s. The Tongans and Samoa and Fiji are good at it - it's more like Rugby League.

  • but you should buy yourself one of these: http://www.worldrugbyshop.com/65000-fdtgsar0031-b-dg.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lets say it was SA vs USA for the World Cup. You'd pull for the USA, right?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


    RSA all the way maingses.

    I have south african blood running through my viens boet.

    Watching the finals. All Blacks vs. Kenya. Jesus the kenyans are so big and fast and athletic. amazing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    escared. I don't like horror movies. I'm escared.

    'Sides... Donald Sutherland freaks me out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But not Kiefer?


    We found cookware in the bag, old man

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4683614/sources-bears-carimi-misses-first-ota


    Still not fucking healthy.....

  • toast.

  • I hope he had a nice chiante and some farve...rah beans



  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1632757-every-nfl-teams-weakest-link/page/7

    I know it's the BR, but one thing stood out to me... eben britton at G, seems like we all totally forgot about him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm thinking Bushrod LT, Slauson LG, Garza C, Long RG, Britton RT with Mills and Webb competing for playing time

  • I know Webb will get a little better every year but for being such a physical freak the attitude of an NFL lineman is just not there. He's a teddy bear and not a killer grizzly bear with human blood all over him.

  • webb sucks any way you look at it. If he even makes the team this year, he'll be gone next as we continue to upgrade our line with real NFL talent.


  • As time approaches infinity, Webb would be really quite good in a thousand years or so in that scenario. If he appears on the same line as Garza this year though, Cutler is dead. Kromer and the offense are dead. Brandon still gets his 100+ catches and we don't make the playoffs.

  • It would seem to me that if you don't want the KGB to discover that you are in Moscow and an American spy, that perhaps you should not dress as if you were a farmer from Iowa.

    But that's just me.


    - George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 10



  • In reply to Viva:

    Did you just use Orwell to complain about increased tax scrutiny?

    Are you kidding me?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No silly.

    I used Orwell to complain about tyranny.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Did you just compare being singled out by the IRS for increased scrutiny to government tyranny?

    If that's tyranny, what is the LACK of IRS oversight on deals and the giant tax loop holes that hedge funds enjoy? Anti-tyranny? Kind of like anti-gravity or more groovy, man?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yes, abuse of power is a form of tyranny. You know this. Quit pretending.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Here's what's great about having the National Archives online. Not only can you see that Nixon created a splinter group of the Plumbers called the Special Services Staff, which was made up of nothing but IRS members - you can see EXACTLY what was in their files, including targeting journalists, etc.


    Would you classify Nixon as tyrannical?

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to Viva:

    OK, just getting a feel for when we should go Full Orwell.

    You never want to go full Orwell too soon.

  • In reply to Viva:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I wrote a long piece on a private political site on facebook (just friends from all over the spectrum) touching on some of the comparisons between Bush and LBJ; and Obama and Nixon.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Thus, the Carl Bernstein labeling as "Nixonian".

  • Oh, and Irish - I saw the Master and Oblivion.

    Oblivion was way way way way too Xenu and the master race and in many ways, is the flip side of the Master.

    The Master is a brilliant debunking of the life of LeRON and the recruitment of lost souls. In the end it is vacuous and unsatisfying, it's too long and the tracking shots last way too long - it's too slow - but a good flick.

    Oblivion was very silly and predictable, and again with all the weird Scientology aliens came to Earth thing - it gave me the creepies.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was bored the other night and the whole house was asleep so I decided to rent a popcorn movie that wouldn't make me think.

    I decided on Jack Reacher and I have to admit, it wasn't bad at all. I was not expecting a real movie.

  • I didn't know you were gay Yonny?!


  • Lee Child is the author of the book that movie was based on. There are at least a half dozen books in the series. Great summer reading...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    this is true

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Didn't like Oblivion, GP? I was stunned by not one twist (that worked) but it came with a dicky little twisteroo at the end too (also worked). The appearance of Morgan Freeman in a movie is always a WTF moment. That man doesn't sleep. He's got a company together with Tommy Lee Jones and they're cornering the market in old bastards.

    Mr. Phoenix certainly came of age with The Master.

  • I liked Muncie. He was a great all-around back who could get tough yards for the Saints.

    RIP Chuck.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I always remember him wearing those safety goggles. Ah, those were the days. When football was football.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    The one's Eric Dickerson brought into the mainstream: https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTjJSqnTnGlKy17m-Cfu5cR-O6erFPP71LchGtAMN-ZRXEMHh2O

    Mymy my, what a luscious jerri curl you have for yourself sir!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dickerson. Bad. Ass.

  • Little Timmy asked Baby J for some help - and the Lord delivered Jaws.


    Come on now, little Timmy is the PERFECT arena ball player. Perfect.

    Tim-O-Thee! Tim-O-Thee!

  • Yesterday the Bears released the Dominator and signed CB Maurice Jones.

    6 Quarter # with cheese Biggsy on the job...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I simply smiled when Dommer was released because it just means we have a real fucking plan.

    Holy shit just thinking about Dom Fucking Dicicco on the Bears roster made me so goddamn mad. I'm mad again just thinking about it and he's not even on the team anymore.

  • It's turrible that Lovie kept him on for so long, but Trestman and co realise in rookie minicamp that he's flaming garbage.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    How can you guys tell he was so bad? I'm not disputing it, just that he hardly ever played. Not much of a body of work to judge unless I missed something..

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    He was average in college and was a waste of a roster space in the pros. He had no aggression, no speed, no ferociousness, etc.

    He was just a body. Which is more an indictment of Angelo and Lovie keeping him around than anything.

  • Was he from Rutgers?

  • Get a grip, mon!!

  • Michael Sneed (it's this old as rags woman who is the gossip queen at the Trib) pulled a quote from Lack's agent...

    “It’s getting close to happening, but Brian is leaning toward heading to Minnesota and is talking a one to two year contract,” said a source close to Urlacher.

    When you need Sneed, who I think went to prep school with Ginny where they invited those nice boys that were killed at Gettysburg to the Sadie Hawkins dance, to drop quotes for you - then officially nobody fucking cares.

  • Date: September 15th, 2013. Home opener, Soldier Field.

    Down: 3rd and 1.

    Play: Handoff to Michael Bush, he goes off tackle right side around Jon Scott - squares up and... meets Lack in the hole!

    Lack falls backwards, his fused spine starts to qwemble like a stack of loosely aligned lego bricks, he goes for the wrist tackle, and Bush does his best Bo Jackson on The Boz impression and leaves him flat on his back, grimacing in pain.

    Shouldn't have done it, Brian. It's like imagining Butkus played on more year for the Pack. Bad call, you meathead. You deserve what you just got.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    fuck brian urlacher. Doucheyne

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If Urlacher plays middle linebacker for the Vikings then Black Unicorn and Marshall will set up a fucking campsite in the seam.

    He is going to take some bullshit unattainable escalator contract to make it look less embarassing.

    A vikings insider I know said they have no fucking interest whatsoever in Brian Urlacher for anything beyond a Quarter Pounder meal with a diet coke with only the fries guaranteed and a handshake agreement that he won't get any Eden Prairie newsanchors pregnant.

  • sounds like a sweet deal for him... he should jump at it.

  • Leslie Frazier made it official today. "Thanks, Mr. Urlacher, but no thanks."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That's not the article I read. If he comes down in his asking price, there may be a spot for him. Saying they'll "take a long look at their roster" before adding pieces" is bullshit. If he wants to piss us off he'll take the 2 mill.

  • Rent-a-crip. It's what Jay Gatsby would do.


  • http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--former-nfl-player-ray-edwards--boxing-is-safer-than-football-152349231.html

    I'd disagree, but what do I know.

  • I don't think it has been mentioned yet (or it has, but I'm lazy) and it did happen a few days a go, but our shit slinging WR got canned because of medical reasons.


  • Haven't heard a lot of talk about backup RB, a position that has proven important in our last few seasons and not to mention needing a short yard back. P Hillis and Bradshaw are still available as are a handful of others. Discuss amongst yourselves.

  • Armando Allen got mad skillz.

  • So what's wrong with Bush?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    nothing at all.. I love bush!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Landing strips are cool.

  • In reply to Viva:

    indeed my man. as are fun designs... I also like nothing.

    ...anything but disco bush.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I try to say goodbye and I choke...


    Yeah you saw it at :45

  • In reply to Shady:



  • Michael Ford from LSU is interesting if for no other reason he's Sweetness' size,a little bigger. 5'10 - 216. And he's a bear.

    So is Harvey Unga. 6'0. 237.

  • harvey unaga is a dead Nigerian baby from the 30's.

    Dude's a fabrication for ulterior purposes.

  • Michael Ford is not playing pro football.

  • http://extramustard.si.com/2013/05/14/the-vikings-welcome-both-snow-and-sun-with-the-sharp-clear-roof-on-their-stadium/

  • Carimi skipping OTAs before in the thread but what can he do in Arizona to rehab that he can't do in Chicago? Forte made a good point - it's not the old playbook from last year, this is all new stuff he's missing. I guess he wants out - cut or traded before he loses out in actual competition:


  • twinky defense?


  • Hey, tune in tonight and we will answer your questions. I know you are bored. Come over for a few minutes while the Blogfather is away.

  • yep... that's how it all starts. First one's always free.

  • Tom Zbikowski missed OTA's because he was down at the fire academy in Chicago trying to become a firefighter....

    what the fuck is going on here? You're a fucking NFL football player and make in 1 year what a fireman makes in 10 you fucking dolt. Focus and play and extra year or two......

    Be the next Steltz. There is no shame in collecting an NFL check for 8 to 10 years and never starting. You're still an NFL player.

  • Hands off the Steltz-bomber ! He'll start one day. Beside Hardin please.

  • he got released irish.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hardin? Gone bebbe gone?

  • Caption this photo of Trestman and Webb:


    "There's really no easy way to say this J'Marcus, so I'll just say it. You're being replaced by a tackling sled."

  • In reply to Shady:


  • In reply to Shady:

    "Between you and I son, you're one hell of a huge pussy for how big you are"

  • In reply to Shady:

    "I just need to know who the father is J'Marcus.. and how far along are you"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha ha.

    "Mind if I jab you lightly in the gut, J'Marcus? I just need to verify that you're made of solid matter."

  • In reply to Shady:

    If you fuck up... I'll kill you.. Right here.

  • I'm calling 13-3 right now and a solid year for Cutty and for Forte as well. Saying Marshall will have a good year is like saying Jordan is your favorite Bull.

    Defense will be a surprise this year, a surprise to those that live under fucking rocks that don't realize we upgraded the fuck out of the defense. I'm calling top 10 defense.

    I'm calling 2 Hester returns and 2 long ones.

    I'm calling lots of Black Unicorn in the seam like Dezzy done did.

    Blackhawks, ride me into the preseason baby!!!!

  • I predict Jim Schwartz fights somebody. anybody.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ha, schwartz is such a little cock head.

  • http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/384573-packers-want-favre-back-in-the-family?eref=fromSI

    rumor from a source very close to the story say that the packers, "want to spice up the org's attitude... and just want to 'put a little dick' back in their org"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    When asked about the pic, Farve said "I've got my hands full with the Jets."

    He certainly didn't have his hands full with his dick.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • Anyone catch Erik and Chet's (aka R2 and Ender's) show last night?

  • In reply to Shady:

    ender's real name is Chet? Whoa.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is there a whiter name than Chet? Maybe Brad.. .idk but it's definitely up there.

  • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zhM70K3kGpw/UDu4XyEuVKI/AAAAAAAABxQ/zRN6WfYqL7I/s1600/bill-paxton-1985_l.jpg

  • Connor.

  • "Chester Church," actually. I think "Chucky Cheese" is whiter.

  • Awww, c'mon guys... You never knew any Chester's from India?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I actually met a Chester from Vietnam too. Weird, eh?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Are you a spelunker? I heard it's required of all Chets.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    My super cool Grandpa, the funniest guy I ever knew, was named Chester. He was also one of the first people I ever got drunk with, when I was about 14 or 15. He worked in iron ore mines for many years. Does that count as spelunking?

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    If it doesn't, I don't know what does. Your grandpa sounds like a badass dude. Ore mines and drinking with your grandson. That is some serious oold school shit right there.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    My Grandfather was also a miner (coal). He rarely spoke at all, except to recite poetry or historical speeches, and never drank a drop. He survived a few cave-ins, so mining must logically be a form of spelunking (a very hard and dangerous form).

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Chet Baker. Was there a cooler white guy than Chet Baker?

  • john motherfucking fogerty my man

    Blackest white man ever to hold a mic.

    BOOM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQiUFZ5RDw

    ...and BOOOM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aae_RHRptRg

  • In reply to Shady:

    I don't think anyone from the blog showed up but we had a lot of questions this time from twitter, emails, and facebook.

    It was an awesome show.

  • My bad, I forgot Murph asked a question.

  • I'm the idiot who tweeted, "How would you like Long-Bushrod on the blindside."

    Sorry, man. I had a decent question ready for the previous live show, but it ended before I was able to logon to Twitter (I forgot the password, couldn't find the hardcopy, and had problems with the password reset).

    This time, I was able to logon to Twitter, but unable to recall the question or think of a new one. I don't really have a question for anyone without a mole in Halas Hall. And there's something about "tweeting" that makes me not want to do it, to the point that my brain refuses to cooperate. But of course, the point of the question is to give you and Ender something to riff off of, so with the show about to end I managed to get the Long-Bushrod thing in. Just be glad it wasn't Long-Brown-Bushrod.

    Great show, btw. I really enjoyed it. "If [the hat] looks good on you Eric, it's going to look good on anybody." Lol.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Thanks for the question Crunch. It worked out perfectly.

  • Certainly an awkward beginning, but things got rolling quickly. I refuse to join twitter, sorry, just can't do it. You also never mentioned the email and its nowhere on your site that I could find. But rather than tweeting or emailing I'd much rather call in and chat wit youz guys. If you don't want me calling in, it would be great if you had a chat box on your site that you could see during the show. Also music, you need a theme song. Something to play you guys in and out. Finally, it's Shea not Shea-uh. Shea, as in shay. Ender you gotta help a brother out. And no, I will not stop pestering you until you invite me or MB on your show. We want to take you guys HIGHER, to the Biggs time maings.

  • In reply to Shady:

    haha. The first time I heard Artoo say Shay-uh, I thought - Damn, is that how you say his name? So, from then on I referred to him as... McClellin....
    And yeah, we are working out the kinks at the beginning. Should be better next time.
    Good eye on the no email address on Erik's site. Next time we'll put my address on both of our sites.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I like the call in idea. I will look into that!

  • http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/msn/james_harrison_spends_up_to_600000_a_year_on_massages/13618013

    they have to be, 'with release' for that amount.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, and he should carve out small budget for fucking English lessons. jesus.

  • Waffle Tacos???!!! FUCK YES.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to MB30SD:


    Think Caity has a puffy taco? She looks fun.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahaha... should I email her and ask? Ask if her waffle taco is sweet and savory at the same time.

    btw, watched cloud atlas last night... uhhhh... interesting.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    did you use shrooms?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no, what did you think of it though?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I've watched it twice and I still don't get the whole thing. Very convoluted.

    Halle Berry can put those plums in Daddy's mouth right now though.

  • Oh oh, it comes with a shot of maple syrup. The bell is encroaching on Epic Mealtime territory now


  • In reply to gpldan:

    not.... even.... close.....

    60lbs of very seriousJameson-fueled taco-ness.


  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to gpldan:



  • In reply to Shady:

    ...it makes my taco POP!

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

  • This kid looks like a poor man's Khalid Bell. And Bell was cut.


    Maybe I'm just missing the talent there. His running style does not impress.

  • Now this video will get you amped


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think that is the perfect 7th round pick. You take a risk but the kid is a baller and if he doesn't totally go all Mariah Carey on us he could be a fucking steal.

  • cray cray biatch got's some yummy boobies tho


  • Good point about Cutler's time-in-the-"pocket":


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    it's about scheme and not the player. They included Cutler because it results in pageviews.

    If Cutler is (will be) running an offense that has viable short, medium and long routes, that's designed to actually attack a defense with a reason and is designed to get the ball out of his hand then he'll get the fucking ball out of his hands faster.

    simple as that.

  • Yeah, scheme. I believe that's what the article suggested.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I didn't mean to come off like a dick. I was mad at the teaser and use of Cutler again instead of addressing the scheme. They addressed it but had to bring Cutler into it as the angle.

    It's like reading an article that says "Subjects that drink Diet Coke are usually heavier and have poorer health habits" and somehow try to relate it to Diet Coke and not the fact that the Fatty McButterpants chick in the study that drinks it has body issues and eats like shit and doesn't work out and is not athletic and thinks that drinking diet coke makes up for the 3 donuts she has throughout the workday.

  • I understand. The reason I posted the article is it's rare to find one doesn't blame Cutler for his sacks. Even after that 9 sack half against the Giants, all the post game blather said Cutler hung onto the ball too long. Dumbasses. The Giants were rushing four and pouring in virtually unopposed.

    And I know you're not a dick. Me, I'm kind of a dick.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    i like that about you. I can tell when you're being a dick...but sometimes I can't but I suspect it...and it makes me laugh because you remind me of my friend Dan. A wildcard.

    He had me convinced for almost an entire week of my life that i blacked out at a Bears game before halftime and flicked his dad in the nutsack after seeing him by the bathrooms. His dad is one of the premiere litigators in Chicago.

    I wanted to stab myself until I found out the truth. Wildcard.

  • If you're not a troll, I'm only fucking around, no offense. I can't tell sometimes if people take offense. I'm like 90% sure Tobi doesn't, but I could be wrong...

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Na, no offense taken. I throw that stuff out there just to keep us amused. My humor is basically self-deprecatory anyway...

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    That's what I thought, but you got me a couple of times with the psychic injury bit. I mean, I don't really know you. Maybe you really ARE the human Wile E. Coyote, with the fur coat and hair that flows so naturally into it, the road rocket with the MR WRONG license plate that you thought would be such a chick magnet, the attempts to lure females by doing donuts in a parking lot with underpants on your head... I could go on, but I gotta go, Tob E.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    You're slipping. You forgot the fire hose bag bit. As for knowing me, from the About Me section of my FB page:

    Delightful mix of arrogance, insolence and narcissism
    Republican moderate trapped in a heavy metal chassis
    Growing up, only kid in the neighborhood with an Uncle Akhbar

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I already did the fire hose bag bit in this thread. The only news here is you have an Uncle Akhbar and describe yourself as delightful.

  • H A W K C E

  • In reply to Viva:

    hahahaha!!!!! Hawkce!!!!

    Nothing better than a nice Hawks/Wings series

    I remember going with my dad in the late 80's and early 90's and watching absolute mayhem unfold.....in the stands.

  • I remember going to a game with my dad and hearing the fans chant, "Dino's a homo," everytime Dino Ciccarelli touched the puck.

    Fuck the Redwings.

  • In reply to Viva:

    The only guy i respect on that team is Datsyuk. Datsyuk and Lidstrom might be two of the greatest ever to have done it.

  • Stevie Y was a great hockey player, but fuck Gordie Howe.

    Bye the way, Al Secord and Dino Ciccarelli hated each other, and had some monumetal bouts.

  • In reply to Viva:

    P E N C E

    [ducks, blaming his parents for moving him from Chicago to Pittsburgh before he had a chance to get into hockey and further explaining that he isn't really into hockey at all anymore now that it's so rarely televised in his local market]

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    i used to try to emulate Oil Can Boyd when i was in little league.

  • I was Rick Monday.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Or Bruce Sutter on the mound. Ryne Sandberg in the infield (sometimes Pete LaCock).

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Mark Fidrych

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I like to play Dick LaCock in the bedrom sometimes BS... or even Hugh Jorgen.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Lois Tiant. I was a sidewinder when I was younger.

  • I was just browsing....go to 1:18.


  • In reply to Viva:


  • In reply to Viva:

    they fucking dropped him!!!???!!!

    holy shit. Modano got got.

  • In reply to Viva:


    What's that called Buttsteak... the what reflex?

    Dude got STIFF!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fencing Response. Looks like the Medic had a Ranger Reflex.

  • In reply to MB30SD:



  • In reply to Shady:

    yup. that first dude gets knocked THE FUCK OUT!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And I love how play just continues, unbelievable.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    wow! facinating stuff... I'll read it all when I have time tonight.

    You didn't just punk me did you? It's an onion piece isn't it?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nope. Looks like a genuine breakthrough to me (but I'm not an expert).

  • Man I miss Chris Farley.


    Mute the 30 ad but the rest is golden. It would also be my reaction if we never moved out of this CN dump.

  • In reply to Shady:

    hmmmm... he never has a second cup at home


  • Since none of you have ever met me, I thought I'd share a picture of myself.


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    You are a handsome devil indeed!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Except he looks like a Republican moderate, Bob Dole.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Only one political philosopher, a mover and shaker among the left, is more popular on public radio than NYT columnist and Nobel Prize winner in economics Paul Krugman, That person would be Noam Chomsky, who has never left MIT since the 1950's. He is supposedly an expert in linguistics and logic. But he identifies himself as "a libertarian socialist". That makes no sense or logic, but whenever public radio has on air fundraisers those are two of the top guys they go to. The third person is The Nation's John Nichols. Logic, reason, and facts often get in the way of their views, but the diehard leftists always pour in money to continue the "cause".

    This post is not meant for you Crunch, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    I don't use radio or television for news or politics. C-SPAN is good, but that's about it. Mostly use the internet, for facts and primary source material rather than analysis from the usual suspects.

    You don't think the dude in the pic looks like Dole?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Is that a Dole Pineapple in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Dad? ..... DAD !!!!!

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Corm... I have the EXACT same outfit!!!!

    I only wear mine on Sunday's though.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    I thought about showing off my thong speedo with mesh covering my ass cheeks, but I'll save that for another time.

  • So, Brian Urlacher's new theme song is a Jim Croce ballad?

    "One Less Set of Footsteps".

    ..at his door as the Vikings say "We'll take a pass" today.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:


    Link please sir!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here 'tis...


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Unless you meant this...


  • MB I've been watching the Giro. The T of C is a good race but it ain't the Giro. I'm bummed Hesjedal hasn't got it but happy for Nibali. Wiggins would kill me on a bike but I can descend better than him. As Eddy said the other day, amateur. Been a fun race to watch.

    Felt bad for the racers in the T of C the other day when the temp was pushing 120 F. Not sure what the organizers were thinking racing in the desert.

    Got a kick out of the vid you posted of the guys racing cruisers. Looked like fun but I'd make sure I had plenty of protection on before going out there. You know it's just a matter of time before you hit the deck.

  • Forte. on the new O


  • Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson hears the Brian Urlacher rumors. He's seen the skepticism over his ability to handle the transition from weak-side to middle linebacker, and he's not happy about any of it.

    "I don't think I've ever been this motherfucking pissed in my entire life, to just hear people talk about stuff that they have no idea what they're talking about," Henderson told ESPN Twin Cities. "I guess it's getting to a point now where it's like, 'Dang, I just want a little bit of respect. Ain't no broken down white boy gonna outplay me, sheeeeeeet.'"

    Henderson was the Vikings' fourth-leading tackler last season despite missing two games and playing less than 60 percent of the snaps. The concern is he doesn't have the speed or range to play in nickel packages.

    Although Henderson understands he can be "crucified" for his lapses in coverage, he never has been more confident that he can handle third downs with improved footwork if given the opportunity. In the meantime, he welcomes all competitors for the starting middle linebacker job.

    "I've got to hear they might want to bring in Urlacher," Henderson said. "Cool. Bring his sorry ass in. And if he's better than me, if he can outplay me at that position as slow as he is, then let him play. Let him play."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Erin Henderson has averaged 43 tackles and 1 sack a year since 2008 and nobody outside of Minnesoduh knows who the hell he is. I think Brian Urlacher can outplay him even in five more years. 54 has lost a lot since his prime but he is an upgrade over some no name punk juicer.

  • In reply to Urlacher FTW:

    I love my Punk Juicer (TM). Makes a helluva bloody mary in the morning.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hee hee

  • No more Mr DeCicco? Now how am I going to combine my love of Da Bears with my love of the Coneheads?

  • Mass consumption?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=402xHwQGVsE

    Diccico.... the name is dieeechicco.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fucking love that scene for some reason.

  • http://i.qkme.me/3s6hmm.jpg

  • Has this been posted?


    Young was one step away from getting shot by the homeowner.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I was there! I was pretty much right there! Damn. That kid needs some help.

    bt,w, in cali, that homeowner would have gone to jail had he shot him. This state is fucked that way.... he would have been screwed.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Really? It was after midnight, and Young walked right into the guy's bedroom.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    yep. True story... guy'd be up for murder. Especially since young was unarmed and didn't attack him (i.e., no sign of struggle). Oh yeah, he'd be proper fucked.

    This ain't West virginya my man.

    Bunch of fucking loose livin', hippy liberal commie bastards out here.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He wouldn't "go to jail." He'd be investigated and possibly prosecuted. But likely not prosecuted. Even in states without "stand your ground" or "castle" legislation, it is exceedingly rare for a homeowner to be prosecuted for shooting an intruder.

  • yonny.... meet yesica... yesica, yonny



  • In reply to MB30SD:

    nice mang. nice.

  • Has DBB ever reached 1000 comments on a single thread?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Pretty sure it has.

  • not while I've been here. that would be huge. I don't think we've breached the 700s to my recollection.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think it has too, we kept chanting something like "Overload the monkey!"

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahahaha.... maybe I was away?

  • In reply to Shady:

    I did a quick yahoo search for (the exact phrase) "overload the monkey" at chicagonow.com/da-bears-blog/. All I got was this:


    Only 64 comments, so obviously not the thread in question. Did Jeff win, btw?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    No idea. There was a list of the top 25 CN blogs a while back (based on hits) and DBB was #20 or something. Oestman's blog was around #5 and there aren't even any commenters on that blog.

  • I saw that list. Oestman's blog is one of several sports-related blogs more popular than DBB, based on CN sitevisit stats. Based on the number of real live people in their comment sections, they're potemkin villages.

    But the "Most Valuable Blogger" contest was held at CBS Chicago. Very few of the nominees came from CN. The winner was a Blackhawks blog, CommittedIndians.com. Another Blackhawks blog, SecondCityHockey.com, won the Editors Choice award.


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    ...It's funny, how I remember things...

  • In reply to Shady:

    Also got this (from google):


    Also not the thousand comment thread (164 comments).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Haven't you been here all 3+ years? I don't think the monkey has ever been overloaded. Somebody would remember the 1000th comment, or something about the thread that could be used to find it via google.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I remember it happening.

    It was one time Jeff put up a post, that got big... then he put that post BACK up again (after one or two posts in between).

    I googled all I could and couldn't find it. I think it was last year's draft... or free agency... It was definitely in the off season.

    I am almost 100% positive that we have hit 1000 in the last year or two.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    There was Jeff's Irish vacation thread from May 2012. Only got to 767 despite much cheating.


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Nah. Can't believe the blog hasn't broke-broke though. Can I get an unclosed Bold ?

  • It would surprise me too, considering there have been game day threads that have reached 600 in less than 24 hrs before being replaced.

    I'm just curious if CN goes to 1 K. There's a small chance it will seize, or rollover to zero like an old Corvair, if one ever got that far.

    I think CN actually fixed the bug that caused unclosed tags to kill replies.

  • Thank you for your posting on a current or ex-NFL player.
    We understand that these things are true

    (Check all that apply):
    - Went off his meds
    - Knocked up a waitress
    - Stole a car
    - Was arrested for breaking an entering
    - Put a gun to his head
    - Suffered from the effects of CTE
    - Failed to pay child support
    - Is now sleeping in his car
    - Beat the shit out of a Denny's patron
    - Walked away from a good contract
    - Threw his coach under the bus
    - Claimed a RFA offer was "insulting"
    - Claimed a URFA offer was "insulting"
    - Was picked up in a trailer buying weed
    - His Baby mama showed up in court
    - He attempted to Rae Cauruth his Baby Mama
    - He attempted to skip bail
    - Has found God
    - Threw his college under the bus
    - Is now free from NCAA suspension
    - Was found to be on the take from a booster in college
    - Was stung in an undercover operation to distribute weed
    - Hit his woman
    - Hit somebody else's woman
    - Hit some random woman at a club
    - Hit some random woman at a club in a bathroom stall
    - Had his bitch hit some random woman at a club
    - Had several bitches sit on him in the VIP club of some club
    - Blew his brains out
    - Found Jesus
    - Discovered that June 6th is 6/6 and the numbers in 2013 add up to 6 and went wacko.
    - Came out of the closet
    - Came out of the closet in a club

    We appreciate your posting and will review the material. Thank you.

  • New reality show featuring Packer fans coming to TBS:

    "...Billing promises that the show “will take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how – loud, proud and with lots of beer.”"


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Ho...ly...fucking....sheite... muslim.


    The. Apocalypse. Is. Neigh.

  • I read yesterday that Carimi's salary is guaranteed this year. If we cut him it will cost $3+ mil on the salcap (salary + pro-rated bonus for this year and next year). He will really have to suck ass before we cut him. No wonder he is missing OTA's.

  • Dick Trickle... dead of self inflicted gunshot wound at 71


    dick. trickle.

  • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/


  • Dude, that shit is funny, "i wouldnt let mark sanchez throw me a paper bag sandwich"


    What is a paper bab sangwich? I've never had one of those... or I've had all of them?!

  • you guys ever check out AliG? Huge in the UK and in SA as well.



  • Perhaps a bit miffed that he's getting outdone by Titus Young, so he's gonna retire to become a full time idiot?


  • Tim Keown, Senior Writer for ESPN, has some advice for aspiring sports journalists:

    "The first piece of instruction they should give students in journalism school, even before the stuff about sourcing and fairness, is this: Don't read the comments under the story. There's not much good that can come of it, fueled as they are by equal parts viciousness and failed humor, with a lone voice of reason always flailing about, momentarily trying to swim against the current before being pulled under, never to be seen again.
    That's about the extent of every online discussion, especially those centering on topics that allow the sports world to intersect with the world at large...


    Keown is the guy who was compelled to issue an apology after his readers angrily objected to an article he wrote for the SF Chronicle ridiculing Latrell Sprewell's lawsuit against the NBA. In the article, Keown very innocently and humorously compared Sprewell's lawyers to "cockroaches," and asked, "What's the name of Sprewell's law firm anyway -- Juden, Juden and Juden?"

    http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Sprewell-s-Latest-Act-Of-Stupidity-3006493.php *

    I truly believe Keown meant no offense, that he was "ignorant" of the implication of his words, and that his apology was completely sincere. But he should probably reconsider his advice about ignoring feedback from the riff-raff, lol.

    * Article now reads "Juden & Associates" rather than "Juden, Juden and Juden."

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    juden is the german word for jew... it's what the nazis called jews.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    what... too sensitive?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No, not too sensitive. I was just too busy attending to my dog to see your comment and reply to it in time.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Blatently anti-semetic, certainly worse than Chet Coppock's on air comment. This jackass probably read it over a few times and still decided it was a good idea. smh

  • In reply to Shady:

    yep, that was my take.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That tribe joke cost Coppock his career in sports radio. All he ever got after that was a web blog. Coppock was a tool.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you know, for me, it's not that someone is ignorant and drops a racist joke that offends... it's much more about how fucking dumb you have to be to do that to yourself when you’re a in the public eye.

    Look, we're becoming so insanely, overly PC these days. It's crazy.

    Nate diaz just got suspended from the UFC for tweeting that some guy is a 'fag'. I mean, really?

    People who are bigots are generally either ignorant dolts, or are just grew up hearing those things and don't feel any form of hate or malice, they just don't viscerally understand that it's not sensitive and it offends those people.

    For me that isn't the big deal. Look, I’ve been called names for being a jew, and I fought people for it when I was young. But now I don’t care, because it just makes them look ridiculous and petty, not me.

    I try not to be a hypocrite. Because I make fun of everyone, I’m an equal opportunity hater. For me, I boil down to an elitist I guess. I don’t care what color, race, creed, sexual orientation, etc… you are, if you’re a moron, you’re getting made fun of.

    Here’s my PSA… don’t be a fucking dumbass. (cause knowing is half the battle)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ok, ok... my grammar and editing 'skillz' just got me called a dumbass by myself there.


  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If you were truly elite, you wouldn't be in a comment section among the vermin. You'd be a sports Journalist or something.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My Dad is sort of like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, without being a curmudgeon. He's used offensive terms for every race and creed, from Italians, Irish, black, hispanic, Asian, Indian, Catholic, Jew, born again, whatever. Yet all of the above were welcomed into our home for dinner and stayed overnight while growing up many times. He would use all the offensive terms and stereotypes, but also make fun of himself at the same time. He connects with people that way. I've seen my Mom cringe and get worried about certain social events because of my Dad, but he understands people and only makes offensive remarks to people he likes. He's just fucking around and seeing if people are real.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, not funny at all. Everyone knows that, right? I knew it.

    Keown claims he was referring to Jeff Juden, a MLB pitcher. Read the apology. But read the original article about Sprewell's lawsuit first (taking into consideration that the reference to 'Juden, Juden & Juden' has been altered to read "Jeff Juden & Assoc.").

    Pretty much anyone who has ever seen a WW2 movie knows what Juden means in the mouth of a nazi, but how many would read what Keown wrote and conclude he was referring to a baseball player? Keown offered no context except the surname, Juden, which he used in connection with a group of lawyers he also referred to as cockroaches.

  • where in thee fuck is $... and his little gay dog.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    his dog is such a fag.

  • Interesting talk on the Score today -

    Carimi wants out. He feels, at least, he is RT material and wasn't given good coaching or allowed to rehab totally last year and he sees the Trestman writing on the wall and is going to play a little hardball. Missing OTAs is just the start.

    The Bears, having to eat his money against the cap if they cut him or not, have no interest in cutting him but rather seeing if they can drag him along for a year at backup guard. Gabe is not that interested in that. So, he's reaching out via his agents to other teams. He may dog it or be a real shit and try and force Trestman's hand to cut him.

    Then, he collects his guaranteed money from the Bears and goes and picks up a new deal from another team. I guess he's pretty unhappy with the way the Bears have done him to date.

    I see both sides. The Bears have terrible coaching under Tice, and Tice himself was a lunkhead. Given an opportunity to rehab, Carimi might be able to hold down a tackle spot for a team, aka Columbo.

    So, the Bears may not exactly "welcome back" Gabe. (Kotter joke: I self-award 30 blog points).

  • In reply to gpldan:

    it's too bad.... that we kept lovie and he crew of miscreants around to slowly eat at the very foundation of our team for so long. Fucking cancers him and his buddy jerry.

    Who's surprised dudes ain't gots no jobs this year? Canada and dave maybe, but how bout the restayuz?

    That, canada, is why I hate lovie almost as much as jerry. Their turribleness continues to damage this team's chances.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that's why it's tough to hear the same bullshit on the radio, on TV and from writers.

    They all say the same lazy shit like:

    "Cutlers last chance"
    "No more excuses for Cutler"
    "Cutler can't lead a team to a super bowl"
    "Cutler is not elite"

    It's total bullshit.

    First, why would this somehow be Cutlers last chance.....last chance to do what exactly?
    Second, Cutler doesn't make excuses, he has played in situations largely unfair to him. Bad supporting cast, bad coaching, no scheme, no plan, etc.
    Third, it takes a fucking team to get to the superbowl. That being said, we were one game away from the superbowl with the current guy with a shit supporting cast. Steve Young is not a HOF'er if he stays on the Bucs. Montana is not Montana without being surrounded by his HOF surrounding cast and HOF Coach and inventor of the fucking West Coast offense. Let's let Jay play with this team with this coaching staff with an actual scheme. Even with a first year offense Jay and the boys will be able to have success.
    Fourth, what makes a Qb elite? Does a quarterback play in a vacuum? Can a good quarterback somehow elevate a team above having average personnel and no NFL quality scheme? The answer is......we wouldn't fucking know because any QB that has ever won a superbowl either had superior personnel, superior coaching, superior scheme or a combination of all of the above. Of course there have been great performances but these performances don't happen in a vacuum.

    Just wait and see boys.

  • my post wasn't supposed to be a springboard for another yonny cutler rant.

    btw, you're off the hook for the $5.99... not bad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i took your post and made it into a springboard. Nowadays i just call the Score and berate the poor interns that will never have a career in radio.

    I knew you'd like it. Face it, deep down inside, you need Tommy in your life.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're going to blame Lovie for Carimi being a stiff? WOW! Kromer and Trestman both think he's a guard or nothing. I understand your hatred for Lovie but trying to link Carimi's failures to Lovie is ludicrous. If that dope plays hardball he'll get his guaranteed money and be buried on the depth chart.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I really don't get you MB. Webb is the worst POS in the world but Carimi got ruined by Lovie.

    Webb was a 7th rounder, Carimi a 1st. Webb at his best is a below avg LT. Carimi at his best is the worst RT in the league. Webb is a dumb ass, no doubt. Carimi is a blowhard looking to blame people for his failures. What's the deal? Is it because Carimi is a member of the tribe?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Even Drew Rosenhaus wouldn't give such terrible advice. For Gabe Carimi, a guy who hasn't proven anything except for the fact he's injury prone, to play hardball like this is fucking ridiculous and almost laughable. I root for tribesman to succeed in sports, but if that is REALLY his attitude I don't care how he feels he was treated under Lovie/Tice it's immature and borderline ridiculous.

  • In reply to Shady:

    sports agents are also a cancer.

    You have really dumb guys who've always been pampered listening to ultra megalomaniacs. Not a good combo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Master P as sports agent has to be one of the worst ideas to ever hit pro sports. The fact that it was actually executed is just plan sad.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Isn't his argument self-defeating? If he truly feels that his injury and the coaching were his issues, shouldn't he be jumping at every opportunity to win the RT job back now that he is healthy and there has been a coaching change? I am confused.

    And if he doesn't feel that he is totally rehabbed and that is his excuse then he is giving the Bears an out by missing anymore than voluntary workouts. If he doesn't show up to more, slap him on injured reserve for the year and we'll see what teams want an injury prone tackle that hasn't played in 2 seasons. Then they could low rfa tag him forcing any decent team to pay a pick for him or he goes to waivers and gets on one of the worst rosters. Plus, they can fine him for missing required events to lessen the overall impact..

  • In reply to Urlacher FTW:

    I don't necessarily disagree unless he was told, flat out, you won't even be looked at for tackle.

    Again, there was a visiting writer on the Score this morning, I think from PFW or something. You can go to the Score website and pull the podcast.

    It was pretty clear: this hold out from OTA might just be the start for the Carimi pouting.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My opinion of Carimi just dropped into the gutter.

    Feel you've been jobbed? Sure. But the old administration is gone.

    Make a new start with the new administration. They're paying you ridiculously well for what's being asked of you, and if you ride the pine for a year, you go somewhere else and make the Bears sorry.

    You don't half-ass your job when you're a professional making millions of dollars a year. You get down on your knees and thank Yahweh that you've been given a chance (and money) that 10 million other guys would kill for.

  • Fucken A.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fifteen yards for the self-awarding of blog points there, GP .... tut tut.

  • I was just so proud of myself for working Gabe Kaplan into a thread.

    Up your nose with a rubber hose!

  • egg roll, wish I had a breeze runnin down my leg


  • Why can't they play 162 Bears games a year? May blows.

  • In reply to Viva:

    injuries viva... I imagine injuries is the answer to your specific question.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Non-starter summer season, please. They're all just sitting around getting fat while we can only guess how bad they are.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • Gronk seems to be falling apart. Now he may need the knife on his back.

    Is he still married to a porn star? What a joker that kid is, his ride on the NFL merry-go-round may be shorter than he thought.

    (Still dreaming of a Black Unicorn / Eifert mix in that twin towers Pat attack that Gronk and Hernandez perfected. Fucking unstoppable)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    oh god. why would you do that.

    Ok yonny... goooo aheeeeaaaad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    haha, no rant. i've come to grips with it:

    I can't bash Phil too much, he got Marshall:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    He was married to a porn star? Imagine being married to a woman whose job it is to fuck other men. They're 'models' or hookers, depending on your viewpoint.

    Football - In the Black Unicorn/ Eifert look, who's playing left guard? Who's at center?

  • you guys ever wonder what happened to E.T.?

    Well, turns out he's boxing now: http://larrybrownsports.com/boxing/denis-lebedev-eye-guillermo-jones/187927#more-187927

  • Hey Doc, I know you're more of a Calc/Trig guy, but you want to dip into stats/finite and break down the odds of me hitting the Powerbalz?

  • In reply to Shady:

    The lottery: A tax on people who can't do the maths.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But it's mah Powerbalz...

  • In reply to Shady:

    Trouble With Math? Maybe You Should Get Your Brain Zapped .

    [science article; not a rickroll]

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • In reply to Shady:

    mmmmmmmm.... matzoh balls

  • In reply to Shady:

    The last I heard your odds were 28,000,000x1 to hit powerball. You were more likely to get hit by lightning TWICE than win powerball. But you can't win if you don't play.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:


  • In reply to Shady:

    Exactly! I worked in casinos for 3 years and wouldn't play the slots to this day. But I plunk down $5/week at work for Lotto. Although that has more to do with me being the Last of the Mohicans if we hit and I wasn't part of it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Three years for a casino and no slot-playing? That sir, is impressive. I'm pretty sure I'd get my paycheck and just insert it wherever I felt was lucky.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    not 28 million to 1, more like 128 million to 1.

    Pot-odds are actually about worth it now. $2 bet at 128m:1 means you'd need to clear $256m after taxes. Cash option is ~$377m, which leaves ~$226m after taxes.

    It's still a sucker bet, but what I'm saying is that the prize final matches the odds against winning the prize.

    Sad thing is, if I won it, I still wouldn't have enough to buy the Bears.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Can't win if you don't play, won't win if you do. It's the second part that people forget when they but $100s worth of tickets. Fools and their money ....

  • In reply to Shady:


    Pretty nice breakdown. I honestly expected the odds to be worse. Your chances are somewhat better than if they simply chose one random US resident.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    yes shady, not bad at all...

    ...very similar odds to being mauled by a polar bear and a regular bear in the same day.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ... and a Chicago Bear.



  • In reply to Shady:

    5th?!?!?! Fucking 5th?!?!

    Common maings!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know, but the highlights were awesome.


  • In reply to Shady:

    You're more likely to die in your car in a two mile round trip to buy said powerball ticket than you are to actually win it.

    And while I'm not a stats guy, I'm much more of a finite math guy than a calc/trig guy, but I get to teach at a CC, and calc/trig is basically what there is. I'm a graph-theorist/combinatorist to be exact.

  • It's an 8 mile round-trip for me, but I bought 5 tickets, so I'm ahead of the game.

  • what a coincidence.... I'm also a graph-theorist/combinatorist

    (in my spare time of course)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I am a combinatorist, too!

    Here's what I've learned to combine:

    Rum and Coke
    Gin and Tonic Water
    Vodka and OJ
    Grenadine, lemonade and whiskey

    I am working on others for my Ph.D.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I support this message.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice work, GP. Unfortunately, those things have already been done. You get your doctorate for doing something that hasn't. I do have faith in you though.

  • MB, you don't look as cool as you think in this picture.


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    I 100% dissagree with you Corm.

    I do indeed... look as cool as I think in that picture.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    It would be cooler if Toothbrush Man had a sidekick with a giant tube of toothpaste.

  • There was a program on the top ten Green Bay Packers of all time on the NFL Network earlier today that I had recorded. Don Hudson was 1 and Favre was two. It prompted a discussion with a Packer friend of mine tonight.

    Who are the top 5 Bears players of all time? I'm guessing almost everyone would have Payton and Butkus at one and two. After that I'm not sure. Red Grange might be up there because he helped legitimize pro football on the barnstorming tour in the 1920's. Sid Luckman was one of the first great QB's of the forward pass. Bill George was the 1st middle linebacker who stood up and changed the game. My old man loved Doug Atkins. Gale Sayers was a freak of nature, but he only played six years. Mike Ditka was the first TE inducted into the HOF. Hell, the Bears were innovative on offense up until about 50 years ago.

    Someone from the dominant defenses of the 80's should be in the top 5. I think Dan Hampton was the best defensive player on those teams and the glue that held that defense together. He could play tackle or end. I remember back in the day Bill Parcels saying that if he had to start a team today, his first pick would be Dan Hampton. So I just googled Bill Parcells Dan Hampton and this popped up.


    I'd like to hear what some of the old timers like Al and Canada and others have to say about the top 5 Bears of all time.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Other than the order, there's no question who are 1, 2 & 3 and if I actually have to NAME them you have no business on this blog.

    Considering he STILL holds team passing records and is their only QB with multiple NFL titles, Luckman is also a given, for me.

    A 5th?

    Good luck!

    Off the top off my (balding) head, I'd take Doug Atkins, an absolute freak of nature for his time.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I like Atkins a lot. But Sayers was the Barry Sanders of his day. And Barry Sanders is, in my estimation, second only to Walter in RB history (mucho respect to Barry for his retiring in his prime and what he's done since retirement).

    So, I'd go:

    1/2/3 (pick your fave): Walter, Grange, Butkus
    4: Sure, Sid.
    5: Sayers or Atkins.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    1. Halas
    2. Payton
    3. Butkus
    4. Ditka
    5. Nagurski
    If you don't like it you can blow me.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I'd vote for these 5 in any order you want. I've seen all of them play (or coach). Can't vouch for guys I've never seen. Halas, Payton, Butkus, Sayers, Dent. You could replace Hampton for Dent and I wouldn't argue. It's hard to take just one name from the mid-eighties D. However, they were so talented at numerous positions and then Buddy made them crazy. Hard to leave Ditka off but until he came back to coach they were some major hard feelings between him and Halas. Plus his last 2-3 years as HC he was a caricature of himself.

    To everyone that didn't see Sayers play, his stats don't do him justice and his stats are great. He played behind some awful OL's and terrible QB's. He seems like a grouchy old man to most Bear's fans (I just think he is honest to the point of being blunt) and I think that hurts him when it comes to these types of things. Walter was a better all-round player but Sayers was a better runner.

  • http://tracking.si.com/2013/05/17/bears-kyle-long-agree-to-deal/?sct=uk_t2_a7

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Entire draft class signed before May minicamp. Cliff Stein is the man.

    I know it's easier now with the new CBA, but still--this gives the front office time to evaluate and prepare for FA cuts from other teams, plus start working on renegs for Bears players with expiring contracts.

  • I need to vent, so I'll do it amongst my online Bears friends.

    What the fuck is wrong with people? Sometimes I think I'm too nice and naive to be in business. I'm a pushover and think everyone else has the same morals as me. I pay about 30% more than the competition for similar jobs, but I still get fucked by people every year. I started thinking one guy was stealing from me recently, and we've had a few clashes. He thinks he's worth more than he is. Over the last six years I've loaned him money many times, even to buy a car, interest free. Now I have proof he's been robbing me blind the last year. I'm guessing 2-3 grand.

    What the fuck is wrong with people? I swear half the population is not taught morals any more. You know, the basics: don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal. I was friends with this asshole before I hired him. Maybe that is part of the problem, or that he's from the south side of Chicago (just kidding Murph) and a White Sox fan.

    I'd like to beat the shit out of him, but that's not a reasonable option. I guess I'll just cut my losses. I would try to fuck with him and his unemployment, but the laws in WI are so "progressive" that it's just a waste of time.

    It's fucking demoralizing.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    That sucks. People make bad decisions. What's your job man and what's the job he did?

    One thing I am proud about is my honesty...and my Superman suit.

  • I have a small landscaping and lawn care business. The number of employees ranges from 9-12 throughout the season. In the winter I have 6-7 guys to help with snow removal.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    I have always loved cutting grass. I would honestly cut the grass at Solider Field for free if they would let me.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    that sucks man.

    Honestly man just cut bait and don't even think about retribution. If a guy is willing to do that for 3K then the POS is not worth your attention.

    I know you want to live your life with a set of ideals and principles and that is all well and good but you can't expect anyone else to abide by your ideals and principles.

    You have to realize that people wake up every day and struggle in this wilderness to locate, capture and kill their prey in order to eat and survive. Some do it well and people hate on them for being well off. Some feel that the food is owed to them and if they aren't given what they think they are worth they take what isn't theirs. Some will actually kill you to survive.

    We are animals and live in a brutal, brutal wilderness....we just have cool smartphones, badass clothes and transportation to make it look like we're civilized.

  • We're viruses with shoes, as Bill Hicks said. Although viruses actually alive, Bill, but no biggie.

  • One of my favorite scenes of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Na9-jV_OJI

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Whatever he took, put that down as your cost to get rid of him, and learn from it. Money has nothing to do with morality, man. You can do right by people without giving them your cash. Try and get money out of a rich man ....

    People can only take what you give them, and if you keep a douchebag around who steals from you, you're giving it to him.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    But, but....I thought business owners are all greedy, rich and ruthless and can afford a few thieves on the payroll. Sorry, I digress.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    "Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones -- with ingratitude."
    --Benjamin Franklin

    Going forward, treat people the way you always have. It's worked well for you all these years and just because someone very rarely gets away with something is no reason to change. On balance, you're still way ahead, both with yourself and others. Perhaps upon review, there might be some way to prevent or make less likely what happened with this guy from happening with another. But one ingrate's behavior should not have enough power to alter the way you've conducted yourself all these past years...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Tobi, i call bullshit on your post and here's why:

    Cor admitted that this modus operandi gets him fucked over EVERY year not just this one time. It has left him feeling like he doesn't fit in the business world as an owner because more often than acceptable he extends himself just to see it blow up on him.

    It is obvious that he has to change a couple of things about his BUSINESS and not his personal life. That's not a bad thing to do and it doesn't lessen him or diminish him in any way.

  • bullshit was too strong Tobi, your post is a very intelligent and common sense approach for the rare instance when someone or some situation doesn't play out as you want it to or the way it should based on fairness. I just think in this case based on his comments that Cor is constantly taken advantage of and his generosity and compassion is taken advantage of way too much.

  • I missed the part about getting screwed every year and you're right, it wouldn't hurt to re-evaluate the business MO to see why this pattern keeps repeating. Unfortunately, a lot of people mistake kindness for weakness and if you have any kind of heart or compassion, getting taken advantage of comes with the territory. I know this from experience. I've always struggled with that nebulous line between being a sap and being cold-hearted. I still haven't figured out so I err on the side of being a sap...

  • I made the mistake about 10 years ago of becoming good friends with most of my employees. That was a bad move on my part. I had way more trust in those people than I should have. I trusted them like my old school friends from the neighborhood, high school, and college who are still people I would trust with my life.

    My top 3 guys today (or tomorrow, after I cut ties with one guy), are going to be the only ones left from the last 5 years. I used to hang out with them too, but have made it more of a business relationship the last few years. This year I'm doing a major overhaul on how things are done, and by getting rid of the bad apples, changing the culture of the business. This plan was in the works months ago. I've already dumped two other guys this spring. I already had plans to fire the guy I will tomorrow.

    What prompted my post last night was that this one stings a bit, like two others I've had in the last 5 years, because I had a lot of really fun and memorable times hanging out, and I thought they were friends. But all three betrayed my trust. That's what disheartened me last night. I'm looking forward to firing this guy tomorrow and getting rid of all my "problem" employees. I've taken the easy route the last few years and let shit slide, but the only person it has fucked is me. I have a lot of training to do the next 6 months, but I'm looking forward to it. I've put off the "conflict" the last few years, and all it has done is cost me money.

    I'm really looking at this situation as the glass 3/4 full. I'm taking back the reigns, as my top 3 employees want, I've learned some lessons, and I got 25 more years at least before retirement to grow the business. I just got burnt out the last few years and let shit slide, and I'm starting to feel rejuvinated. Segue: a great song by my current favorite live band, when I was 5th row dead center at a fantastic venue. Don't let me slide.


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Dude, with that mindset you'll be back in the saddle in no time. Cut bait with as little drama as possible. No lengthy explanations, drag out arguments, etc. Just end it and start your clean slate.

    Bang bang.

    good for you man, do your thing.

  • I learned a long time ago that trying to get retribution in any situation is a waste of time and mental health. Get my gas cards, get my keys, your not working out, see you later. Bada bing. Bada boom.

    One gratifying part is about 2 months from now he will be begging for his job back, just like all the higher end guys I get rid of. I don't care where they end up, they all realize afterwards that they had it really good working for me between pay and bennies and flexibility.

    I've had at least 4 of those guys come back and beg for their job back. 2 did it three years in a row, where they tried to kiss my ass. Nope. I had one of the guys I fired this year come over crying a few times saying he would lose his house if he didn't get his job back. Tough shit motherfucker. You made your bed, so figure it out. That dipship thought he was really smart and important. He started going around to all my top notch clients saying he could do a better job with the company he now works for. Everyone told him to take a hike, aside from a few meaningless small customers who liked him.

    I also get gratification when an old school customer switches to an asshole like an old employee or fly by night company to save a few bucks. That usually never lasts more than a year. In the old days I intimately knew every property. Now I don't have the time. Now, when the old school person calls me back, I don't give bids. I charge them more than a joe schmoe bid to do the job right. I usually tack on an extra 20%, because I say fuck you and know what you should have done years earlier. Because I thought about it years before, know what they like.

    I'm always more than the competition, but the job will be done right. . .

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Concerning your orignal post fifth, try to keep in mind that probably everyone has someone that spitefully uses them. Its part of the human condition. Do good to those who spitefully use you and if you really love your friend you will be able to overcome the hurt he has caused you and you will be blessed because of it.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Can you say "Entitlement Generation" boys and girls?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    What's weird... is how much I resent hearing that with my generation. Yet, a lot of my friends truly believe that's how the world works.

    They either believe their parents or some family member should "hook them up." One of my best friends growing up has this same attitude. Constantly asking friends to get him a job and help him move up the chain but he never wants to do it himself. He was always mad at how some kids got everything and did absolutely nothing.

    I told him that's life. Some people get to live a nice life without any struggle and some people struggle to live a nice life. It's up to you to make your life nice. That really didn't help or solve his problems. He loves rap and he hates seeing rappers make millions of dollars off of stupid songs and whatnot. He still lives with his parents, he is mad at me for living Tennessee and how is is still there, and works at a Walmart making 8.55 an hour.

    I learned real quick that life wasn't going to be easy. I knew that life in small town with dead end job would just a slow suicide. I told him all of this through high school. I told him to study and he could get into college. When that failed my wife and I helped him prepare to take the ASVAB and he will not take it or join because he is scared he will get sent overseas and die. All I know is no matter what, he still wants that easy route that does not exist. At least not for poor people.

  • Great attitude Erik. You got your head on straight. I know you loved your Grandpa. If Grandpa or your parents raised you, they did a good job. You're a top notch person in my book.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Where do people learn it from? Well, let's see, we just got through one of the biggest financial collapses in history created very deliberately by the corporate elite. So what happens to the corporate elite who managed to steal billions from hard working Americans? Most of them got cush government jobs in the Obama administration and not a single one of them have faced prosecution or been forced to repay a single red cent. The current form of capitalism run in this country is basically just lie, cheat, steal or do whatever you have to, to get as rich as you possibly can. If you don't, you're viewed as a sap. If you do, you're exalted. Gee, I wonder where people learn it.

    As for me, I'd rather go down with my morals than join the side of the slaughterers.

  • I'm just trying to figure out how to be one of the slaughters.

    Doc, where have you been all my life... why have you abandoned me (and us)?

  • Doc, the shit i'm talking about goes back to the beginning of civilization man, not 2003.

    i'll expand on this later, i'm going to see Iron Man 3. boom.

  • Buy an Iron Man3 ticket and they'll probably let you wear the suit ....

  • hahahahaha... you're really butt-hurt about all the suits now aren't you?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well when do I get a go, right?

  • right.

  • Don't lump giant corporations in with the small business owner who employs over half the US population.

    What's fucked is that Obama, when he was originally running for President during the primaries in 2007-2008, talked about wanting to squeeze the small business owner. Yet the left loved him. WTF?

    I know you don't like Barry Soetoro either. He's probably more in bed with big business and special interests than Bush. I call him Bush 2.0. Bush was a fucking horrible President who opened the door to expanded powers of the President, and Barry has taken it to the next level. It amazes me how the mainstream media and politicians don't even talk about the shit, especially from left wing sites. They keep defending this bastard who oversaw possibly the largest theft in US history. Now Obama is overseeing and coordinating the loss of all our civil liberties.

    I'm a conspiracy nut because I wonder why Homeland Security needs 1 billion bullets. I wonder why we support Al-Quada factions in Libya, Egypt, and probably soon Syria (if we don't already). I wonder why civilian police forces have been training at military bases for the last ten years (I've seen it first hand. I used to do work for a military base and a police training center.). They weren't training to stop the "War on Drugs". I wonder why Boston had to proclaim Martial Law to stop one "terrorist". I wonder why after Hurricane Katrina police units would not allow people to leave the city. I wonder why the Pentagon has said that The Posse Comitatus Act is null and void. Due to the never ending "War on Terror", this now includes the United States. I'm not a "terrorist". I'm just asking some questions.


  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Fifth, unfortunately your views are not safe ones these days. Your mind is too dangerous because of certain powers of the air that seek to stamp out such opposing views. Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a lamb.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    You know what's going down, Corm. They know what's going down, it's just the sheep in the street that don't.

    When the first 'weird plague' hits, or rf-chipping starts - that's when this pacifist arms up.

    It has not been shown to me that America is not still running under the Emergency War Powers Act - the one that calls all citizens "enemies". I have not seen it officially lifted since Nixon put it in place again in '71 - have any of you? Pay special attention to the type of flag flown in U.S. Courtrooms.....

    From Wiki:

    On November 19, 1973, the Special Committee on the Termination of the National Emergency presented Senate Report 93-549 at the first session of the 93rd Congress. The Introduction to the report, an examination of existing War and Emergency Powers Acts, states:
    "Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency. In fact, there are now in effect four presidentially-proclaimed states of national emergency: In addition to the national emergency declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, there are also the national emergency proclaimed by President Harry S. Truman on December 16, 1950, during the Korean conflict, and the states of national emergency declared by President Richard M. Nixon on March 23, 1970, and August 15, 1971."
    "These proclamations give force to 470 provisions of Federal law. These hundreds of statutes delegate to the President extraordinary powers, ordinarily exercised by the Congress, which affect the lives of American citizens in a host of all-encompassing manners. This vast range of powers, taken together, confer enough authority to rule the country without reference to normal Constitutional processes."[2]
    "Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens."

    According to Troubled Times, as the declared National Emergency of March 9, 1933 amended the War Powers Act to include the American People as enemies. This allowed Maritime Law to come onto land."

    The writer says to "Be careful of that pretty little flag with the gold trim that sits on a pedestal in your courtrooms. That is an Admiralty flag (an ensign, a military flag) flown on the open seas, not the American flag ... The US Constitution allowed for three types of laws, Common Law ('We the People'), Contract Law governing contracts and agreements, and Maritime Law that is to be used on the open seas to govern our Naval forces while out there since the ships are not on our land. Only in times of war can Maritime Law govern on land. This is proclaimed by the president. This flag changes your status from Sovereign (God's Law) to subject (the Kings Law)."

    [It would certainly explain how they're getting away with the income tax thing]

  • yonny and tobi both provide sage advice Corm.

    When we meet next season at one of the games I'll tell you all about my ex, this divorce, money, morality (lack thereof), and all the lessons I've taken from it all. I’m sure it will resonate.

    In the end, you and I probably try to live by a similar code(s). I am honest to a fault and my sense of fairness/equality/justice is way over developed. I often get burned because I think people ‘just should’ live by these very simple and intuitive codes. People rarely do my man.

    Fairness rarely exists in this world. Just live your life by the codes that make you happy, and you'll come out in the black in the end. I don’t believe in a lot of heeby geeby, but I do believe that Karma's a bitch – whatever ‘Karma’ actually is.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think Karma is the porn star Gronk is married to.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No, ok - I looked it up. All this shit hit the fan a year ago, and I saw it on HuffPost and laughed - then I forgot about it.

    He didn't marry her. She went back to the "industry".


    Anyhow, Gronk was the poster boy for bad NFL behavior, and on the field when he was healthy, he was a beast. But his foot wouldn't heal for the Super Bowl and after that, it all started to unravel for him. Now his forearm needs another knife and on top of that, his lower back is going.

    No more dreams of being Tony G and going to Canton as a middle aged man.

    I'm hoping Black Unicorn upgrades the position, and all, but Eli used him sparingly and I don't really put him in that healthy Gronk or Jimmy Graham class of guys with Vernon D, guys who can blow past top tier OLBs and get open and make the hard catch, are unstoppable in the red zone on the jump ball, guys like that are difficult to get.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah, that's eifert.

    too soon yonny?

    Sorry maingses.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    'Karma' is something broke-ass people believe in. It makes them feel better about life, and the rich, having fucked them over. They'll get theirs one day. Not so. Pol Pot died in his own bed aged 72.

  • Corm, just read your post about the ungrateful and dishonest theiving employee. I have to say you and I are kind of alike, and MB too. I just take it for granted I can take people by their word, that they are honest and trustworthy. I remember taking this test for a management class and the instructor informed me my test revealed I was way too trusting. Thats just my DNA and I'm not sure I can or want to change that. I've been fucked a few times but the money Ive lost isnt worth having to be suspicious of everyone. That may be easier for me to practice because I dont have a business to run. Just dont be too hard on yourself because you got fucked. Be who you are and realize sometimes there is a price to pay for that but paying that price feels a whole lot better than being someone you truly arent! Lastly, he was probably transplanted to the Southside, not a natural born. Probably a closet Cubs fan too! HAhahahaha. Hang in there Corm, when MB comes in next time we can all get together and hash this shit out. Throw a little Waffle in there too for a true dose of reality!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I'd like to go on the record as a natural born Southsider. Lived at 85th and California area as a kid, not a great area anymore, near the Bev border. Rainbow Cone, Evergreen Plaza, Ford City - the whole early 70s scene, man.

    I don't think that buys me any cred, but my Ackroyd impression of Elwood Blues is fucking flawless. I'm kind a jerk, though. Dishonest, too. So maybe I should turn in my card.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My father grew up in Rogers Park but everyone else on his side of the family was from the Southside. They all ended up in Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn and thereabouts when the neighborhood got torn down to make way for the Dan Ryan. That must explain why I was the only White Sox fan I knew in the Deerfield/Northbrook area...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    That makes two things your father and I have in common. Here's where I caught Perch and Coho Salmon as a kid (winter version, because it must suck to live in FLA):


  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    thank god for san diego.

    Man I hate the cold... I'm such a pussy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You have to grow up with it, I guess. Snow is such a blast as a kid, it teaches you to ignore the cold. The only thing that really sucked about it from my point of view was the thawing-out process.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    It also really sucks when you have to change a flat tire in that stuff....

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I only caught perch, to be honest, but some of them were the size of small Tuna.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    next time, you better have a fucking note from an ER doctor about your near-death accident to miss the next meet up.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Thanks for the nice words Murph. I'd like to meet you some time.

  • OHHHHHHHHHHH GP, not dishonest, I dont buy that. Know the area well! Went to school at 87th and Kedzie. You can be a jerk and hang on to your Southside card. Your sarcasm also gets you extra credit as a Southsider so it cancels out any other perceived flaws.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I didn't say I wasn't trustworthy. But to the bullshitters and con-men that pervade my industry, I am a stone cold bluffer. I'm a bitch to play Texas Hold Em with.

    Do you remember Dan's pizzeria at the intersection of 87th and Washtenaw? That's the dan in gpl.

    Here's the house I grew up in:

    My father built that house himself. Minus the plum trees in the yard it looks exactly the same as it did when it was built in 1968. I still remember the 70 Chevelle (yes, an SS) parked in the driveway.

    John Habercorn, the police commish of Chicago, he lived across the street. Hated kids on his lawn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Some things are just lost. Dan's was right there, where Maxwell's is.


    I think. It's not right in my mind's eye. I wonder if it was leveled for the parking lot.

    This used to John's grocery:

    That much I know is right. IGA bought it in the early 80s and now it sits empty, exactly as it looked in 1970. Exactly. Minus the cars and John's sign and people. And groceries.

    It's weird when where you grew up is a kind of time machine, isn't it? You change, it doesn't.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Thats cool seeing the house you grew up in. I lived on 105th and Av. G, but took the CTA to 87th and Kedzie for school. Some guys I went to school with caddied at the country club. I usually traveled the 103rd St bus even though 87th was quicker. If the bus was a little late we would get the brothers from Lindbloom catching our bus which usually resulted in us having to abandon ship, as we were outnumbered like 5 to 1. So 103rd was much less stressful! Once I started driving though that problem was solved.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Then you went to High School at Luther South.

    Did you know Tommy Lavin? He'd have been about your age, might have been in your class.

  • Can we get up past the 800 comments before Jefe gets back tomorrow?

    Post your entries for "The woman that destroyed me". No more than 2000 words.

  • God I love women.

  • So...dated this lady for a bit, she turned out to be a skank..yadda yadda yadda, I'm moving to the armpit of Texas....ugh

  • In reply to 505 Bears!!:


  • The more I read and watch about WW2, it's really not that crazy to see why so many people lost faith in God and human beings. To think, one race truly believed they were superior over another race. To think, it's still happens.

    I watched a movie that has been out for awhile but I never got around to watching it because I truly believe people were over hyping the movie and the actor "The Pianist." It was a good movie, not great, but Adrien Brody gave one hell of a performance. Throughout the whole movie, I was filled with hate, love, and hope that there's still a chance that someone would save him.

    My grandfather never saw this movie. To be honest, he really missed out but he also believed that it was just another movie that people were talking about. Eventually, my grandfather grew tired of hearing about wars and politics. In his mind, it was simple. People should act fair and just. Why not help the man or woman who has lost their way or needs help? Why not spare your time and money to do something that can change someone's life? Why not do the right thing?

    I still feel the same way to this day when he told his feelings about politics and wars. I hope I can do those things. I hope.

  • WW1 made WW2 look like a garden picnic.

    The Civil War was no cake walk.

    Always there is war, it grinds the gears of the machine and debases the global condition, but it doesn't stop. And once the resources get scarce, it escalates.

    The belief in the diety above often rises during times of conflict. It doesn't abate.

  • I saw the Pianist. It made me want to drop one on Adrien Brody.

    It is astounding that Hitler felt superior to the Jews, though. Trawl through a science book and try and find five non-Jewish scientists worth a damn.

    Just watched Jeremiah Johnson last night (Robert Redford 1972). Check that out on the old downloads, Erik. Good stuff from back when they made movies written by people who could write. Enjoy.

  • someone is setting this poor girl up: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/19/yahoo-mistake-tumblr/?hpt=hp_t2

    Luckily, even if she fails miserably, she'll be in the club and will get a job worth millions and millions... even if she's miserable again.

  • even if you're not a foodie and even if you don't posses any wanderlust...

    watch this show: http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/index.html

    He was is fucking Libya on last night's show... fascinating. I want to be him when I grow up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I absolutely forbid you to be like Bourdain. You may have his job and travel the world sampling local fare but if you become as big a douche i will contract a ninja to terminate you while you slumber.

  • he's awesome.

  • yes, it's BR, and yes, it's 100% correct


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here's how impressed I am with Cutler and his FU attitude to the media (and sometimes fans) -

    Throwing off your back foot as a mechanic is often the kiss of death in the NFL. Coaches depart with Qbs when they see it, and often once they start as vets, they won't stop. aka Dan Marino and the shotgun when his knees were toast.

    But Jay has used the backpedal as a brilliant survival technique. With the line that Lovester fielded the last 4 seasons, Erik Kramer would have been dead. Buried. But Jay used the rapid backpedal back foot throw to keep the team in games they had no business being in.

    Now, if he can just get a MODICUM of blocking (btw, 'Modicum of Blocking' was the band Yes' concept album in '81) he can revert to standard pocket passing. I've seen him dispense with the mechanic once he got some blocking last year and the year before. He doesn't need it nor has he come to rely on it. He can revert, at will, to a classic footwork mechanic and throw on target.

    Ask a seasoned QB coach how hard that is. It's like Balboa going into his second fight with Creed a right hander. One thing that I like about Jay is that, if you just give him a working line he has some trust in, he will stop doing bad things and stand in there. It's only when people are trying to kill him does he start pulling the ball down early and sidearming shots of the back foot, a throw that most QBs cannot do. In the entirety of his career, if Donavan McFlabb threw off his back foot - the bail sailed.

    Try it sometime. Get the swing tire out and backpedal and gun it in there. It's damn near impossible. Jay makes it look easy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That is one of the best Yes albums.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    when does the damn season start? Out of all of the crucial pieces that were signed this offseason , the return of Marshall and Jeffrey, etc there is one thing that makes me absolutely giddy to think about:

    A rythmic, quicker paced offense directed by a coach whose sole job and known specialty during the week is to gameplan how to exploit the opposing defense and whose only job on gameday is to call intelligent and timely plays that will allow us to use our weapons and minimize our deficiencies resulting in fucking victory.

    A true playcaller working in tandem with an OC/OL Coach coming from the Saints, a rythmic, quicker paced offense that maximizes strengths and minimizes weakness.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How many years of beatings can you take before you become damaged goods? Have the Bears destroyed Jay Cutler?

    There was a cartoon in the paper when Jay Cutler arrived in Chicago, maybe someone can post it. The gist was basically that this team has no idea what to do with QBs. The comic had Neanderthals who used the term 'quartermacks' and had no idea what they did. I though it was a very good analogy to show just how ancient the organizations thinking was regarding QBs. The Bears have recently moved out of the ice age and have brought in coaches who understand the importance of the QB position. How that translates to the field remains to be seen.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Cutler is not damaged goods. The Bears have had success. They've had failures as well but with new offensive minded blood and a GM that has shown his QB that they are making Offense a priority you inject new EPO treated blood into the players and the QB who took the beating and for the most part kept his mouth shut about an obviously brutal situation to be in.

    Guys like Cutler will continue to ball out the way they always do. Now he just gets to do it with a staff that is doing everything possible to help him succeed instead of making him do everything possible to make the best of the shitty situation they created for him.

  • I kinda wanted him: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130518/dwight-freeney-chargers.ap/?sct=uk_t2_a5

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't think Freeney will be worth the coin the Chargers give him. Freeney is also a surface guy which is why he excelled in Lucas Oil.

    You put him in the Bayou Swamp that Chicago calls Soldier Field and make him wear 3/4 or 1" cleats, and he's no good to anybody.

    If we wanted that speed edge 265-270 range guy, Dumeravil was there. He knows crap turf from Invesco. He is a big step up from Freeney, IMHO.

  • fair point about freeney.

    here's one for you: http://uncrate.com/stuff/hennessey-velociraptor-suv/

    that thing is vicious. Love it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That is some secret service stuff there. It needs a ram plate.

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kluwe/when-they-come-for-you_b_3177689.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl15%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D315603

  • this one's for doc


    you're welcome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


    Hilarious, right?!

  • Can anyone guess who this is: http://tinyurl.com/kzjmlza


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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Clearly the DOMinator.

  • In reply to Shady:

    But how can you you be so sure, Shady?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Lucky guess.

  • In reply to Shady:

    damn you and your google image search!

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to Shady:

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    he looks like the tall kid in gradeschool that everyone thought would be a great athlete but that was just tall and awkward.

  • he looks like a D3 hero to me.


  • PS4 Launch title. Nice animation.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    is that a animated willem dafoe?

    Bad. ass.

  • Cutler endorsing... Anyone? Anyone?

  • In reply to Shady:

    read up... yonny has it covered.

    Get your ass back online fool.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Once the comments go 500+ it gets kinda hard to follow, so you'll have to bear with me, but where exactly is the comment in regards to Jay's new endorsement deal?

    Secondly, I'm at work. And while I am checking in on my mobile to this carpel tunnel inducing thread, I have no way to join you and the other midday children online. See you tonight, when the big boys come out to play.

  • In reply to Shady:

    1. I thought you meant yonny's incessant cutty loving. I didn't hear about any new deals

    2. I was talking about tonight, punk. I'll be on after I check out Ironman 3 with the lads at 6:45 my time. I hear that if you guy a ticket, they let you wear the suit for a while. Can't wait!

  • oooohhhhh... like the stunning skinny girl in a very loose (or tight) sundress


  • WTF


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A commenter nailed it.

    Roger the booger dodger wants the draft during sweeps week in May. Holy shit, do you know how much coin is in it for them when they are pulling a 28 share and commercials are going for major dollars?

    Roger that frito bandito. Always a way to make more money.

  • A cool fucking bill for Tumblr?

    Yo! Jimmy Da Gnome! It's a sellers market dude, and Marissa has her purse open and her wallet out. Blogging sites are selling, and the Trib needs the cash to make it look good enough for the Koch brothers to want.

    So, get crack a alackin! I say CN is worth about.. I dunno... maybe $500 and a ham sammich. Maybe a grand if some of the 8,000 gnome bugs that plague this site are fixed. Like, I dunno, fix 10. Ten bugs, double your money, don't have to go to Jersey Mikes for a sub.

    Sounds like a deal! Blogs are hot!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, you bastard!

    You bogarted my #800!!!

    how dare you!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I guess that makes us the 400 lb. gorillas.

  • ......aaaaaaaaaand....

    ....800 bitches!

  • last sentence in the second-to-last paragraph


    Bang! Bang! motherfucker.

  • MB, I know youd like to dine at a couple of these establishments.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I've always loved Indian food Murph.

    And Vagina Tandoori just makes it better.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do I know you or what? Hahahaha

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    you do murph... you do

  • Reg Roll (Not Rick) -


  • hey tobi... do you think these are fake?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Even you can't think that's attractive...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I know... she's disgusting. I wouldn't fuck her with your dick. I mean seriously, look at those luscious lips, big blue eyes, tight stomach, long thin athletic legs and big, perfect tits.

    Yeah, she's a pig.

    tobi... I love you maings, but common dudes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    P.S. Kate Upton is a cow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Big, perfectly fake breasts. Inverted Tupperware bowls inserted under the skin of the chest. Call me a weirdo but for me, that just queers the whole deal. So don't you DARE fuck her with my dick..

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    HAHAHAHA... well played seah.... weeeeell plaaayed!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Just as a sort of thought experiment, would you still be unwilling to lend the equipment if you retained sensation?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Just to clarify - tactile data from the borrowed body part would be streamed to you live. Aside from that, you would remain completely unaffected by anything going on in the vicinity of your dick. The fake tits should not be an issue then. You would not see them, hear them slap about, feel them on your face, etc. If you dislike fake breasts to the point that tit fucking would be an issue for you, we can stipulate that the borrower agrees not to do that.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    these terms seem fair.

    Now tobi... let's talk size here... if I am to be using your phallus in this act. I do have a rep to protect.

    I might not be long, but have you ever seen a tuna can?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No, see - it’s additive. Combinatorial. You get a little extra oomph. Why else would you want to borrow it?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not a problem, MB. My big fear here is when you see the results, you might not want to return it...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    bang! bang!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Just one more stipulation, Tobi. If at any point during the loan period you decide you need your dick back, it will be beamed back to you in its original condition at the press of a button.

    So you would lose nothing in the deal. You would only stand to gain. At the very least, you would be helping a brother out with the voracious Ms. Poussin. Would you do it, or not?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Ah hell, I don't want to be thought of as narrow-minded. Alright, go ahead but just this once....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Excellent. I knew you’d give it to him in the end, Tobi. You’re fair and generous and far far far from narrow-minded.

    Now who gets the coat? Keep in mind, you’ve given MB lots of stuff already, including beer money last year during Packer Week.

    Of course, you can give him the coat too, if you want. Shower him in money and furs, if you like. *I* am not the kind of person who would whine about it or try to change your mind. But make up your mind, Tobi. Don’t make me have to defeat MB in a contest of strength.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Ok, these are DEFINITELY natural: http://bbsimg.ngfiles.com/1/24194000/ngbbs50421f6ab9967.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this one's for shady: http://i39.tinypic.com/nobnyw.jpg

    NTTAWWT maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We get it, you love trashy girls. No need to apologize. I prefer mine for built for comfort.

  • In reply to Shady:

    hey,good on ya mat... fat chicks need lovin' too maingses.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They're a bit too hairy for my taste..

  • In reply to tobijohn:


  • RIP Ray


  • In reply to gpldan:



  • Oh God. God no.


  • In reply to gpldan:


    -500 Blog points.

  • Bear down Blackhawks.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Now the panic starts

  • In reply to gpldan:

    bullshit goaltender interference call followed by the Datsyuk goal was the killer. That's a 2 goal swing mang.

    Also, apparently you can't stand next to the goaltender in Detroit but you can literally tackle guys from behind around the net if there is a shot on goal.

    Hawks need to come out aggressive and tie up this series.

  • Tobi mentioned changing tires in the snow earlier and we were talking about good honest people before that. Actually we were talking about untrustworthy dishonest people but I'm still reminded of a story about a good honest people and changing tires in the snow.

    Circa 2003, Christmas vacation, snowy Washington middle of nowhere highway. The weather was so bad. I recall seeing my first ever sign of freezing fog and at that point I'd traveled all over Alaska, Idaho, Colorado in the winters. Not to mention countless ski trips via horrible mountain roads. So I was a seasoned winter driver. But freezing fog was something I had not seen before. I recall being somewhat disappointed that it didn't end up being as ominous as it seemed. Bad winter weather is the point.

    I was driving back from Southern Oregon on my way to Idaho for grad school. I had just gotten a melanoma cut from my back. My stepmother happened to work for a dermatologist and insisted on giving me a once over. Melanoma was suspected and later confirmed by the actual dermatologist. Just a slightly discolored mole on my back. Never would have caught it if not for her. So they get me in right away, do the procedure for free and cut a pretty good sized chunk from the middle of my back. It was tested later and confirmed to be malignant, so I thank my lucky stars that she insisted on looking me over.

    So they cut the thing out of me, stitch me up nice and tight, and send me on my way back to Idaho. It would have been nice to spend a day recovering but I had to get back that night. So I make the 12 hour drive with my freshly mutilated back, get through the freezing fog along the Columbia river in Oregon, pass the border into WA and get a flat. Sonuva bitch. My back was so tight I knew I would bust a stitch. I go out into the snowstorm on this lesser traveled highway and start to change my flat. Motherfucker I was in pain. Out of nowhere, this random latino pulls over behind me, sees that I'm having a less than swell time, and insists on doing it for me.

    He changed my tire. In the dark. In a snowstorm. In the middle of nowhere, out of the middle of nowhere. Total stranger. Just random kindness bestowed on the Nitty. Unbelievable. He even asked if I needed a place to stay for the night. I'm amazed still when I think about it. And it wasn't just him; My stepmother for giving a shit and taking the time, the doctor for doing it for free on short notice since I happened to be down there for the break. All kinds of goodness bestowed on me that day. Good people still exist.

  • Sounds like Jesus found YOU.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I was thinking that very same thing. There was something else going on there besides getting some help with changing a tire...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    personally I think that it was all a set up hit.

    The latino guy would have cut doc up and et him for dinner had he been given the change. His stepmom and the doc always wanted to off someone... You're just lucky you HAD to get back that night.

    easy pickins doc.... eeeeeaaaasy pickins.

  • http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/5/21/4350504/gabe-carimi-bears-ota

    Carimi is working out at the O-Line Performance Academy in Arizona with former Pro-Bowl center LeCharles Bentley.

    "Gabe is, I think, exactly where he needs to be in terms of the mental state," Bentley said, via NFL.com. "There are so many different layers to this thing. He is that point, 'I want to fight. I want to play and I want to show people that I can be a first-round talent that I was drafted as. I'm not going to leave my career as a bust.'"

  • In reply to Shady:

    So basically Carimi needs to come back to Chicago as a world beater or he's going to get cut. Good luck kid.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdQF7X9zdqE

    :34 second mark.

    Yes, you saw it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    New tread maingses, but if you want to get to 1000, then fuck it lets do it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


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