Audibles from the Long Snapper: Cutler's 3 Years, Aromashodu & Sedrick Ellis' Cars

Audibles from the Long Snapper: Cutler's 3 Years, Aromashodu & Sedrick Ellis' Cars

JAY CUTLER SAYS IT TAKES THREE YEARS... develop a new offensive system. And he's right. An offensive system, especially one as complicated as the one run by Marc Trestman, will take several years to reach its peak in the NFL. But this should not be perceived as excuse making from the franchise quarterback and fans should not allow the Bears a mulligan year due to the arrival of a new head coach and offense.

The Bears won ten games last year. They won ten games and promptly fired their head coach. They won ten game and excused the face of the franchise. They won ten games handed over the reins to a man whose spent the last period of his footballing life above the border. The Bears can show growing pains over the course of the sixteen-game 2013 campaign but if this group regresses significantly the organization must hold someone accountable.

Many have opined this is a make-or-break year for Cutler as he enters the final year of his deal. I understand the sentiment but disagree. I think Cutler is coming back in 2014 and beyond barring a colossal implosion this fall. I think the three-year comment was made by a man confident he'll be seeing that term out (and beyond).

I Tweeted this recently and I believe it: Devin Aromashodu will make the 2013 roster and make an impact. Why do I believe that? Because I was AT this game. (See the 3:55 mark)



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  • I was an Aromashodu fan/apologist to the fullest extent... I really hope he comes back and 1) makes the team, 2) catches the ball, and 3) makes an impact.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    What he said.

  • Dr. Mister Ellis,

    A '72 Chevelle convertible with an aftermarket Chevy 502, and it looks like you went with the fuel injected Ram Air 502, a nice choice that busts out nearly 700bhp at the rear with your torqueflite 727 tranny, I can completely respect that. The JL - nice, very nice. I love that you kept the white vinyl 100% stock with the addition of that piping.

    But the 22" Fooses ruin that car. Ruin it. That. LA. Look. Sucks.

    The Saleen 575 with the twin 100mm screws? It's nice for a big guy like you, and a uptick from ANY stock Challie, but let's not pretend that a stock '13 GT500 won't smoke you like you were chasing Devin Hester in the open field.

    That is all.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ok, one last thing. I'm not all West Coast and don't get that whole SEMA / Orange County thing, but I would think a west coast 84 Elk should look like this:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I would add one thing: Arkansas astro-turf as the bedliner in the back....for the ladies of course.

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    ooohhhh... VERY nice touch Corm. VERY nice!

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    Good one Cor. That really made me laugh. With all the rain you must be busier than a one-armed paper hanger with crabs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    btw GP, that El Camino rolling kiloG is SIIIIICK!

    Black on black with duceduces... sick.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice Eazy E drop.

    My wife, weirdly enough, knows all the words to that song. It kinda freaked me out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I just dont know how you go from two sick Chevys to an overpriced Dodge. And yeah he should have kept that 72 stock but if not you might as well go with the Foose rims.
    I guess I'm a traditionalist and like my classics to look classic.. menaing stock.

  • 1. Sure sounds like an excuse to me. Is Jay right? Of course he is, you just don't expect to hear it from your "franchise" QB. You certainly won't hear it from Trestman or Emery.

    2. 10 games blah blah blah it wasn't about the 10 games it was about not making the fuxking playoffs 5 of the last 6 years. It was about not being able to win when it counts. It was about not being able to beat your division and mortal rivals the packers. If the Bears "regress", what is that 8 wins? 7? You know who's gonna be held responsible? Cutler.

    3. Speaking of Cutler, you'll have to explain to me how his comment of needing 3 years in the system leads you to believe he'll be around. Personally, a comment like that leads me to believe the opposite. Why would he say something like that unless he felt pressure to perform THIS year? To me, this comment feels like he's already in negotiations with the organization and he's making an excuse or argument or whatever you want to call it to explain why he didn't get it done.

  • In reply to Shady:

    ewwwwwwwww..... wait till Waffle see's your post. You're in trouble.

  • In reply to Shady:

    1. Right
    2. Correct
    3. Yup.

  • On the 3 years comment.

    I think its fair to say that a QB/Coach combination can take 3 years to really click on all cylinders. But you never see the same "offense" stay consistent with one team for 3 years.

    Too many variables with your supporting cast exist due to injuries and turnover. If you have top receivers or a top line, somebody will probably leave for a big contract. If you have underachievers, you'll be replacing them and making cuts. And the best offenses are always adding weapons (look at New Orleans).

    So what Jay really means is that he and Trestman will take three years to fully develop the team's identity. By year three there will be a system in place that a new player can step into, learn, and thrive in. New England, New Orleans and Green Bay are all teams that have that. Atlanta, Houston and Pittsburgh are close too. They see turnover in receivers and linemen, but they are able to maintain consistently high performance because the identity has been established by the on-field and off-field generals.

    Here's hoping Cutler and Trestman can make it happen for us.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Thank you for clarifying for these mouth breathers.

    Jay doesn't make excuses about his performance. Never has. Never fucking will.

    That's why he's the best QB we've ever had and he did it with horseshit. Now he's got the same pieces that EVERY other "elite" QB has. The playing field is now level.


  • On Aromashadu.

    Earl Benett should be worried. He's a solid receiver, but he makes more than the vet minimum and there are a ton of talented guys that are willing to make the tough catches for the vet minimum. We've got the space next year right now, but that changes really fast when you start talking about Jay's new deal, Marshal's new deal (in 2015), plus a bunch of free agents on the D. I hope he stay healthy and has a big year.

    My question is... does Shaba play special teams? We've already got Marshall and Jeffery who aren't special teamers. We picked up Marquess Wilson in the draft who probably isn't a great tackler. Now we're grabbing Aromashadu who I do not remember as a top specials guy. So what's the plan? I would be surprised to see all four of those players make the team if someone doesn't step up in specials. That means Wilson and Shaba might both get cut.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I give shabby doo an outside shot at making the 53 man roster. Gut instinct, don't have any more to go on. I'd like to see the Bears trade Hester. This is a what have you done for me lately league and Devin has not been earning his keep for 2 years in my opinion.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Of the two Devins, Hester >>> Aromashedu

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    At what, having corn rows? It ain't catching the ball, that's for damn sure ...

    Shabba's a receiver who hasn't had a fair shake for a variety of reasons. Hester is just a guy they tried to make a receiver, and was bad to piss-poor at it. Throw into the mix the fact that he's afraid to get hit, been picking up paychecks and phoning his games in ... and he can fuck right off. martellus basically becomes our second receiver anyway, so Hester doesn't even get in the conversation.

  • this. exactly, 100% this

  • Hester is our kick returner. And I predict he will be damn good at it.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No problem if he wants to do that. Somebody's got to do that and he used to be pretty good at it, so let him do that and that alone. As it always should have been.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    To think that anyone would consider taking a guy that has failed to make four or five different rosters over Earl Bennett simply astonishes me.

    You *can't* be serious?!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Earl is the second or third best receiver on this team (depending on what Alshon looks like this year). But he's not playing for the vet minimum. If the combination of other guys can get the same or similar production as Bennett, he is a classic target to be a cap casualty.

    I wouldn't like it any more than you. But that's the reality in this league.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I disagree NB. Earl suffered through injuries but make no mistake, almost no one has the hands this guy has, he can return punts, can play the slot and the outside WR positions and is reliable.

    They will never cut him. He will catch 40-45 balls this year and 30 of those will be for chain moving, drive extending, excitement boner inducing first always.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Johnny I was predicting last year to be Bennett's year to give Welker a run for his money as the best slot guy in the league. Say what you want about a bunch of other factors (bad line, bad coaching, Jay focussed too much on Brandon), the fact is they didn't throw the ball to Earl very often.

    We'll see what Trestman does this year. Earl is one of my favorite Bears, but if he can't generate more production, he'll be shown his walking papers.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I don't see Shabba getting cut all things being equal. We have the #1. The #2 slot is open : Shabba v Alshon Sophomore - likely they'll split time. The slot is probably Earl's, but he'll have JoeA snapping at his heels. 5 WRs = Beast, baby beast, Shabba, Pearl .. and then a scrap between JA, Tolliver, Wilson, Summers etc. We might have to go 6 WRs just to hold onto some talent, go TE-lite.

  • Irish, Alshon Jefrey is not splitting time with Devin Aromoshodu.

    Joe Anderson is already working with the 1's while a couple guys are out with tweaks so AS I PREDICTED he will be making the team this year.

    Summers is a scrub, a really tall scrub.

    The 6th WR spot is between DA and Wilson.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Come game time ... if Alshon starts dropping a few .... DA is bang in there and making plays ... if Cutty ever stops staring Marshall down .....

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Marshall is a lock
    Jeffery is a lock

    Then you've got:
    Bennett, Weems and Anderson.

    Then you've got:
    DA, Wilson and whoever else is around.

    But remember, Bennett is a special teams star. Weems is a special teams star. Anderson, as I understand it, is a solid special teams contributor as well.

    Do DA or Wilson even play specials?

  • What would David Terrell have given to play with Jay Cutler?

    Skip down to the last paragraph to find out:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I found the fact that Terrell pointed out how he was never friends with Sam Hurd very peculiar.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Terrell was a "Diva Wanna Be".

  • Cutler is dead-on about it taking 3 years to fully integrate an O. However, it's not something you necessarily want to hear from your franchise QB.

    Sometimes it's nice to hear some good ole delusional remarks, like when Eli claimed he was elite, and everyone laughed at him, then he won 2 SBs. Or Marshall claiming last camp that Hester was going to have a better year than him.

    As a matter of fact, I'm just gonna listen to Beast from now on to get my Bear honey...

  • This goes back to my comment a few days ago. With all the player/coaching changes, this year is gonna be trixie. I'm hoping the O plays balls to the wall all year. That's what's it gonna take to win the big one in today's NFL. WE HAVE TO SWEEP THE CHEESE! When the Bears beat the Packers in the regular season, it's gonna be GAME ON!

  • Does anyone on here rate Eli Manning? Really? Your organization wins two SBs ... does that make the guy who threw the ball to their four good receivers an elite QB? Is Flacco elite? Is he fuck. See that guy during the season??

  • yep. by definition. sorry maings.

  • C'mon dude, Cutler is already treated like a fucking child molesting serial killer by the media. Imagine if he started running his mouth like a douche. He knows he needs to get to the post season and win. Everyone fucking knows it. That is why our GM brought in all of the pieces that he did.

    Let's just go 11-5 or 12-4 and then we can all put our tails between our legs and shut the fuck up about the QB.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I always thought Cutler should embrace his 'bad boy' image, maybe do an SNL skit where he goes around kicking puppies and slapping babies to kind of spoof it. It'd be funny as hell.

    Cutler could make so much mula from ads if he wanted to. He (and Marshall) have a good sense of style, and I'm sure his now wife gave him many tips on how to be more media savvy.

    But, got to give it to Mr. Santa Claus - he said he didn't want to do shit until he actually won something, and so far he's good to his word (except for that NFL commercial with Garza, which shows he can do some stuff).

    Also, can't came to want privacy and flip-off paparazzi while whoring oneself out like Peyton, so Cutler's consistent in that respect too.

  • Devin Aromashedu?

    Unbelievable how people on this blog stick with guys that are not NFL talent. Ya'll diss a guy like Conte, and rave about some guy lucky to be a Viking 3rd stringer?!?


  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Who is the Vikings QB? How much time did Jay have to throw when he was around?

    Name 5 WRs better than Shabba currently on the roster. Warning: this is a trick question.

  • The trick question is who was the Vikings QB.

    There aren't 5 WRs better than Shabba on the team... What there is, though, are a few guys who are possibly better special teamers than him. That's the concern.

    Not sure where I can find ST info on Aromashodu. Artoo?

  • Let me pose a question to honest Bears fans on da blog.

    If the Bears lose to the Packers twice and go 11-5 or 10-6, how confident will you be going into the playoffs?

    In my opinion, the Bears have to at least split the series for me to have any post season confidence.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I want packer blood more than anything. Fuck lovie and his packer-loving teams. enough.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Not very.

    If both losses were one point games that came down to last second FGs, probably better, but the knock on the Bears is that they can't beat top teams.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Spot on GP. This has been the problem in the past. Confidence. That's what our boys have to accomplish this year. They have to win the battle of the mind first, then they can do anything on the field based on the talent I think the have. They must be the ball.

  • Watching that vid gives me a Bear-Boner. Some of those throws Jay makes are sick. If I remember correctly, the Bears had nothing to play for besides spite, and I think the Queens were playing for homefield advantage for the NFC. A game they barely lost to the cheap-shot Aints.

    Who knows, Scooby-doo don't make that catch, Farvre might have walked out a champ for the Vikes and straight to the Wrangler HOF...

  • I'm pretty sure if the Bears have a bad year and the offense struggles again.. All eyes will be on Cutler. Fair or not.

  • The Bears, until they develop that plug and play type of system, live and die with Jay. The addition of a true playcaller, a system predicated on reducing sacks and pressure by reducing vertical drops and time in the pocket, a TE that can stress a defense down the middle, 2 viable outside WR's and a viable slot guy, a supremely talented pass catching RB and upgrades at most of the OL positions bodes well for a team that was kicked out of the playoffs because the Vikings RB had one of the best seasons of ALL TIME.


  • Only if the line doesn't hold up does he have any excuse. On the other hand, if there's a radical improvement in the O-line play and he has time to throw .... then he has to put up video game numbers or the jury comes in.

  • Don't think losing to the Packers will mean as much as how the OL is doing. Line's fixed = sweep + super bowl run. Line sucks = same old.

  • Guys when Percy had his issues, Ponder had nobody else to throw to BUT Shabba.

    And Frazier finally saw enough. Makes no difference if he can make the diving catch in the preseason with some out of position rook on the bubble on him, he can't separate from 3rd tier starting talent. He has worse wheels than that El Cid with the doubledeuces.

    Come on.

    Anybody remember last year when Earl caught a receiver screen and dropped into overdrive and beat the safety to the post for a TD? Night and day.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    fucking this.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    me too.

    loves me some earl

  • In my opinion, if Shabba is our 5th or 6th best WR as opposed to our 2nd or 3rd best WR the last go around, then I have to measure signing him as a good thing. If Emery can do this with every position, the sky is the limit.

  • H A W K C E

    Season of destiny continues.

  • In reply to Shady:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    thank you

  • In reply to Shady:

    you aaaarrellll welcome my broooother.

    Guess jggggwhoooo I just plaaaiiiid a gaaame with in the glloooooorious baaaaatelll fielt.

    our gooooot friend Hezbollah.

    He izzzz veeery gooood.

    I bet he's got that strong internet connection out there at his terrorist training camp in aaaafgaaahhhnistaaahn.

    Fucking rich little cunt probably chillin in his dad's fucking pallace in suadi... from selling oil to the good old US of A. Cunt

  • My favorite thing with Aromashodu is his rapport with Jay. The guy is by no means an elite talent, but Jay has had a man crush since that one training camp where he purposefully tossed "D.A." out in every interview.

    Sure, back then, he was the only guy over 6' - which isn't the case now. But Jay likes him, and has to be the single reason we have him now.

    And as Carlos Boozer says, "that's all that matters, yo".

  • The fact that we're even arguing about our 6th WR position is a bit amusing. There aren't enough balls in the world to go around for Marshall, Jeffrey, Bennett, Bennett and Forte much less getting balls to Anderson and Wilson/DA.

    It's a good problem to have though. If they put some size on our 7th rd pick he gets the nod over DA. If he doesn't they go with DA. Anderson makes it either way.

    They have Hester covering kicks because they can't keep him on the roster as just a KR and 6th WR that they don't want to be in there.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hester needs to do both KR and PR this year. This is it, this is the fork in the destiny road. If he lights it up and put a couple of runs all the way back, it's nearly impossible to argue keeping him out of Canton.

    If he tiptoes and shies away from more gaping holes than Travolta at a bath house, then he's finished and goes out with ignominy based on his cracks about mailing it in the last two years.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    from all reports travolta does NOT shy away from gaping holes at bathhouses.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    When Hester runs with courage and reckless abandon and on instinct he is HOF. When he thinks about his own mortality he runs escared and and timid like leetle gurrrl.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Every guy on here who bags on Hester says he sucked the last 2 years. 2 years ago he had 3 return TD's. That's a career for most returners. Yeah he sucked last year and was looking for a soft place to land but give him credit when it's due.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    How short memories are, eh Canada?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    people are extra hard on him because he played like a pussy last year and then said he wanted to retire and then admitted he mailed it in for the last 2 years. When you combine that with the botched punts, the KR to the 3yd line, the missed fair catch opportunities and the running out of bounds/laterally shit it makes it hard to have a positive attitude.

    Maybe the coaches have it right though by making him go 1000% on Specials to light that old fire. It's his last couple years anyway so why the hell not. Go out with bang bang.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    We didn't see a great deal of Alshon this season did we? Is he the man? Is he the finished article? He still has a lot to learn no matter who he is. With Shabba's experience and the fact he has a bromance with Jay = we'll see plenty of him in action.

  • no fucking way. ashlon is twice the man DA is... and like 6.5 X the receiver.

  • Alshon missed games because of injury, not because he didn't produce when in the game. He was a rookie and spent the offseason. Alshon had more yards in 2 games as a sophmore than DA did his entire years at Auburn.

    The upside on Alshon is sick. The fact that he is putting in work with Brandon and using Brandon's nutritionist and has shown up in noticeably better shape is a great sign.

    I don't mind when DA is in the game for the record. I just think that Alshon is going to be a force to be reckoned with. You can't double Marshall with Jeffrey, Bennett, Bennett and Forte on the field running patterns. #matchupnightmares #hashtagsarekindagay

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  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • I haven't seen no Thunder and Lightning combo work since Dayne and Barber, so I really can't say that I'm that pumped to have Bush back as the 2. I like his ability to catch the swing pass, that' a rarity for a big man like that, but I would not be shocked to see him fall to 3 on the chart.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm pumped to see some run blocking technique back on the Chicago Bears after 6 years of guys who fire off like they are expecting stationary blocking sleds to be there instead of humans.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh YEAH remember THAT? Bonheads! And that 45 degree blocking bullshit? It's like the Bears threw the O-line textbook out the window and became the cult of 'new'.

  • That would be boneheads, and not devoted followers of 80s pop icon Simon le Bon, lead singer of the Barbarella-inspired Duran Duran.

  • Jane Fonda was fuckable in that film.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    lol, a young teen could seriously abuse himself to that film Just sayin....

  • In reply to Waffle:

    sorry, I don't jerkoff to traitors.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    maybe a young teen wouldn't know Barbarella's opposition to governmental policies for a certain Earthly conflict know as the Vietnam War. Maybe a young teen would just see a young space explorer who seemed to have the perfect body and a mouth that could and would be used simply for pleasure???

    How could this same young teen, whoever he is, have known the controversial opinions and actions of this sexy star explorer?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    schools these days.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My old man hated Jane Fonda over certain traitorous acts, but he loves the movie Cat Ballou.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ... and remains .....


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jacobs & Bradshaw/other-Bradshaw-type-RB on the G-Men was damn formidable......but i don't think they won a SB with them. Still, good 1-2

  • David T.


    Another Jerry fan. smhv.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Shaking my head violently?

    One of my favorite internet forum comments of all time (and I paraphrase):

    "I wish my neck muscles were strong enough that I could shake my head as hard and for as long as that comment truly warrants"

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Jimmy Da Gnome writes for Redeye now. (Love ya Jimmy!)

    Redeye is the paper they give to homeless guys to hand out as people cross the river bridges. Redeye makes people miss New City.


    GP, check it... as much for the show as his car choice in this episode. Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like he picks up Letterman (who owns a racing team) in a Volvo station wagon.... with a Kenne Bell SC in it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Here's my sleeper for 15:

    Pick this up for 12:

    Drop about 3 in upgrades including a 2-stage Kenne Bell SC and magflows, and voila - you have about 425bhp and 800lbs less than stock Challenger. Plus it's a very Chicago ride.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Those still remain the most gaping nostrils I have ever seen.

    You could fall in love with a bat in there.

    Jimmy Kimmel had a dumb thing going.

    Way way worse than that "Biggest Loser" trainer.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Silverman mentions the youtube video of the comedian getting heckled by Jamie Foxx in the middle of a roast....

    I hope you fuckers have seen it...

    Well, yeah.. the comedian getting ripped sucked. However, I feel that Jamie Foxx acted like the kind of little bitch that would change his name to "Jamie Foxx".

    It makes me hate him, and I am proud to say I've held such a grudge based on this single clip that I have not seen a Jamie Foxx movie since. No Django. No Ali. No Ray. No goofy airplane movie where he takes Wild Thing's veg-head hair cut to the next level.

    I saw an Inside the Actor's Studio with him, and I realized he's such a pompous bitch. I hate Jamie Foxx.


    (fuck Jamie Foxx right in the dickhole)

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Dude, Doug Williams is a bitch. Watch a fucking master kill no matter who comes at him:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Greg Giraldo

  • In reply to Waffle:


  • In reply to Waffle:

    I don't disagree with that statement... Doug Williams sucks. He was totally cliche and lame.

    But the chinamen is not the issue, dude.

    You can't compare him to Greg Giraldo... at least not in a way that somehow makes Jamie Foxx less of a tool. Greg was one of the best... and I'm sure he would have slaughtered Jamie had he tried pulling that bitch move.

    Fact is, just let the dude bomb and then come up with some shit to say when he's done. That's how roasts work.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    i can agree wiith that.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Good. That bitch deserves it.

    Denis Leary is the poor man's Dane Cook.

    And fuck Dane Cook.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Exhibit A:

    This is fucking incredible... I was always heard he stole Hicks' material, but this is just insane. No fucking shame.

    I can't believe this is only 1/3 pieces of evidence. THERE'S MORE@?!?~

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    They all do it. When Robin Williams started out half his act was from Firesign Theater records.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Eh... I don't think they all do it.

    And if Robin Williams does it... fuck him, too.

    Plus, he's way to physical for me. As a kid, I loved it... Now, it's way too cocaine-y.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Ah Leary. Robbed material wholesale from the last great standup. R.I.P. Bill.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Funny guy. If you've never seen all of the Joan Rivers roast, Gilbert Gottfried gets up last and tells about a 5 minute joke that gets a standing O from the entire dais. Giraldo, Greg Ross, Lisa Lampenelli and Gilbert were the only consistently funny roasters.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    love Giraldo and Ross.

    It doesn't get alot of press anymore and i know Willie hates him but Jamie Foxx had a hilarious standup special called, "I might need security".

    It's not bad, not bad at all.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    What is it with heroine and creativity? Greg Giraldo was hillarious as was Mitch Headberg and of course Bill Hicks. But all these guys struggled with heroine. I think the weirdest story is the lead singer from Sublime. I saw them play a couple times as they would constantly tour California with their surf rock kind of thing. One day dude tells his girl he was going to do this "Experiement" and take heroine for a year to see what happens. Of course they then blow up and go platinum.
    And just look at about every nineteenth century poet. Perhaps it really does have some sort of magical properties.. who knows.

  • Giraldo was a brilliant guy. He graduated Harvard Law School and was in the 99th percentile for the LSAT.

    I think when it came down to it Giraldo was just too smart for his own good and saw all of these lowest common denominator comedians becoming millionaires and his career was stalled out for no good reason. The lack of commercial success probably ate him from the inside out while affecting his marriage since he was always on the road. The heroin and booze probably numbed the pain a bit.
    As a master in logic and reason he just went crazy from knowing that there was no reason why he wasn't successful and other, less talented peers were wildly successful. He left behind an ex wife and a 3 boys.

    Brad Nowel's story is also heartbreaking as he would sob while acknowledging that he was going to die and that he was going to leave his little girl without a dad. He just couldn't kick the heroin.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    How dare you talk that way about Dane Cook

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'll check out the Jamie Foxx show.. I feel like I saw it once. Does he do a Puffy impersonation that goes, "take that, take that, take that"?

    I'd love to have something that reaffirms my In Living Color appreciation for a guy's whose sole contribution was Lawonda. But, that statement in itself shows it may be difficult.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    lol, that's the one. It makes me laugh out loud every time. That and his role in Ali and Ray are the only reasons I like him.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    It was a cruel thing ... but roasts are cruel. And he was funny doing it.

  • Broncos let McGahee go.

    I'm looking at Chargers to get him. Ryan Matthews is a bust out, and Willis is lucky to be playing after having his knee basically snapped off - but if he's rehabbed he's an upgrade.

  • Fallon

  • This is kinda interesting.

    The Redskins and Snyder have always maintained that the team name was changed from Braves to avoid confusion with the Boston team (at the time) and also to honor this guy:

    But, it seems clear now from historical research, this guy was not a native american, just somebody posing as one.

    So, you named a team to honor a Native American football player... with a term now considered an epithet, and...

    the guy is really white.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    When it comes to Dan Snyder and Roger Goodell you just can't make this stuff up. I always laugh when fans try to defend the name. They always say they know a few Native Americans (usually they call them Indians) and none of them mind. Yeah right. Every Wash fan just happens to know a few Native Americans. You'd think the Nation's Capitol was bordering a reserve.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    There is NOTHING I hated more than when the beloved lost to that racist org back in 2010. And of course I had a Washington fan in my house which made it even worse. Of course he insisted it wasnt a racist name and spouted off something about tradition. I wanted to punch him in his eye.
    My favorite is while listening to ESPN they start talking about Poll nbumbers in relation to the name. Who freaking cares what the polls say? Unless it's a poll only including native peoples I dont give a sht. The guy on ESPN radio 2 weekends ago actually said "People should just get over it" I wanted to do more than just punch him in the eye.

  • The worst were 1986 and 1987.

  • The Redskins name is inherently racist, I can't believe it's still around.

    I know some would argue, "Oh, I'm of Nordic heritage, so should we change the Vikings?" Or, "I'm of Irish decent, should we change the Fighting Irish?".

    It AIN'T the same.

    Those names, and a few others like the Chiefs, Braves, Aztecs, etc, were meant as a sort of homage to the warrior aspects of those peoples.

    Redskins is a derogatory term period. It would be the same as naming a team the S.F. Yellowskins, the Mississippi Blackskins, or the L.A. Brownskins.

    Doesn't sound so nice when it's put like that.

    That's just my 2 cents.

    Anyone want to disagree, feel free to visit a reservation and call someone a Redskin and see what happens.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    want to know something funny canada... I have a confirmed thing for girls who have some NA heritage. I never knew this, but it's happened like 5-10 times in the last year. Don't know what it is, but the mix turns out amazingly sexy women.

    That and I have huge respect for their 'religion/ways'. I believe in the same brand of higher power and their treatment of nature.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    what?? do I get punched in the eye for being honest??

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Haha. I dont think liking hot native girls gets you punched in the eye, unless one of them is related to me.

  • so hook me up then Sac... I know you have, "that one super hot cousin".

    Common maings... we've known each other for like 4 years now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's very true.

    And remember,

    generalizing in a positive way = truth.

    Blacks have big dongs. Asians good at math. Germans are efficient.

    Generalizing in a negative way = racism!

    Keep Calm. Carry On.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Well, he's from new York but Jerry Seinfeld knows one:

  • Joe Anderson making the bears take notice:,0,5392169.column

  • In reply to Waffle:

    ok, after reading that I'm officially a fan now.

    I'm on your bandwagon yonny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    he's got talent and he's a junkyard dog out there. He's physical. I know people said it was a long shot but this guy has now made 2 NFL coaching staffs get to the point where they can't ignore him any longer.

    Even Victor Cruz was an undrafted FA I think. Sometimes guys get overlooked for one reason or another. I truly think this guy can help us get it done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was a fan after he done blowed that dude up at the Packers game we went to. I'm now a bigger fan.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Yeah, I'm really pulling for Joe Anderson. That guy is now my fav under-bear (instead of under-dog. Pats back) now that Clutts was given the boot for E-dud.

    I was trying to look for that original article where Joe turned down an offer from the Eagles or something like that - pretty much a raise of about $750,000.

    That's crazy. At 22 or whatever, someone would have offered me a $750,000 raise, I'd have taken it and said, "Just no video, please."

    Here's the article I ran across about Joe being a dog.

  • Bears waived Maurice Jones. Jones is the black cornerback STILL listed as Brandon Hardin in the Trib’s minicamp photo gallery.

    Where the fuck is Hardin?

  • I'd put $100 that he's where he always is... in the training room on the table getting XYZ injury attended to. What a wasted pick.


  • Offense offense marsha. I can’t wait to see what the Bears D looks like under Tucker.

  • I would guess it would look similar but with the addition of better linebackers and a rejuvenated Sedrick Ellis at DT.

  • Oh, it's fucking OWWWWN.

    how about some strateegery and some intelligence on D maings.

    America... Fuck yeah!

  • I think our D will be more aggressive, which should pump up those who've been calling for a more attacking D.

    Bend but don't break is the opposite of that famed 46 D in '85, and a lot of folks hate the "cover-who".

    However, a more aggressive D will mean more pressure in the back end, but I finally feel pretty comfortable with our safeties, and that other CB spot, so now might be a pretty go time to get more aggressive.

    Just so long as we do it in spots, against the Pack, or in games when we really need to make a stop.

    Funny how they didn't mention anything about Shea standing up. Perhaps that's too obvious. Marinelli was standing some Shea last year, and also implemented the "Nascar" package with 4 DEs, as well as mixing in nickle blitzes, and of course the A-gap (fake) blitzes with Lach and Briggs on the line.

    Not sure how much more exotic Tucker can make it, unless, yeah know, he rolls out the 46 from time to time.

  • Sony sort of quietly confirmed that they intend to fuck you.

    After the PS4 launches, you need to have a Playstation Plus account to access servers on the PS3 or the PS4. Servers are roped off as VIP for paying customers, getting milked Xbone style for the server farms they don't even run - the game publisher does. Sony doesn't run the COD servers, Activision does, so all the smokescreen about getting revenue for infrastructure - it's bullshit and I'd like to see that pass-thru deal.

    It's still not as bad as Xbone One, which is far as I can tell after watching the launch on that POS, is all about Ballmer setting up s spyware shop in your living room and shaking you down Soprano style for the right to even LOOK at the system. Microsoft and licensing always was a toxic combo.

    (apologies in advance for digress, but I felt this topic was of interest to this crowd)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i'll be giving up video games if they go that route. I'm 35 so i think it may be time anyway.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I might be joining you Waffle. The only addiction I have is video games, and I'm 35 too. But heck, when your mom sticks you in front of an Atari when you're in diapers, what's to be expected!?

    I feel like instead of playing video games I should be doing something more "productive" but it's so much fun!

    Besides, I mainly just play Star Wars Battle Front 2, which is actually a PS2 game, so as long as that's free in multiplayer, I'm good!

    P.S. this is also why I stay away from COD...that would be like giving a pot head some black tar...It would be like when Quamire discovers internet porn...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fucking Ballmer... after the first time I saw that asshole loose his mind going apeshit on stage I was done with him. He's a meathead clown. (are you fucking KIDDING ME?!??! Aaaaaassssshooooooole. jesus.)

    MSFT... SMH. Their products are turrible, but *very* effective. I love them. But it's not about their products, it's about the way they do things. Great product ideas executed somewhat sloppily from a UX perspective. But I still love their stuff.

    Not like apple who loves to make everyfuckingthing all artsy and beautiful, but they're operating on fucking 20 yer old concepts and workflows. It looks great and feels like you're caressing a fucking sculpture, but you can't run two fucking apps at the same time and access them both easily. They're a hipster cult. It's all a cruel cruel joke for people who don't get/need real technology.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BTW, I'm willing to pay for the ability to go multi-player personally. It's worth it, and frankly I was surprised that you didn't have to already. It's a known, accepted b-model and paradigm in the cloud delivered conten/experience world.

    It's def value over and above just playing the games yourself... unfortunately for them, like most sw companies who offer shit for free for years then want to charge all of a sudden, they'll find big resistance. so they'll need to sweeten the deal substantially with new shit... and more than just a subscription to gamergeek weekly ezine.

    Sorry to get stuck on a tangent, but listen to this idiot:

    After watching videos of himself run around and scream like a fucking lunatic, he's most disturbed that people will see he's a fat... unhinged screaming fucking lunatic. Jesus Ballmer.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have a bit of issue with paying monthly for multiplay.

    I've considered a Steam Box instead of a PS3.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Was that Gloria Estefon he came out to? Seriously? Man card revoked.

  • he's a total tool maings. stop bogarting all your hot NA cousins Sac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha the last hot one lives in Montana and just had a kid. Shocker.

  • I REALLY love this song, it's really sexy:

    The video is just ok though.

    (Yow! That brunet is just amazing)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'd love to... my goodness that brunet is an 11

  • Thoughts on the "Man of Steel," movie...

    It's a great reboot of a Superhero that has been ridiculed for the past 20 year? Maybe 30?

    There will be enough action and suspense to keep you clinging to your seats. The fight scenes are epic and it makes you realize how awesome Superman can truly be.

    According to Goyer, Michael Shannon's, aka-Zod, performance was supposedly better than Heath Ledger's, aka-Joker but in all honesty it wasn't. Shannon's performance rivals Tom Hardy's performance as Bane because in the end, you'll feel compassion for the bad guy, just like you did in "The Dark Knight Rises."

    How did Superman do? Well, Henry Cavill gives an inspiring performance as Superman and Clark Kent. I have always felt that the one thing that connected me to Superman was the fact that he felt alone and you'll definitely feel that too.

    There will be moments where either Cavill looks like Christopher Reeve or he just pulls off being Superman that well. If there were other actors that had a chance to be Superman, I'm glad they didn't get it or they turned it down because Henry Cavill is Superman. I'll go as far to say he matched the late Christopher Reeve's performance and surpassed it.

    The story line and main plot is solid but not great. It's very fast paced and you'll feel like it spends too much time going back and forth through Superman's past and present. However, the subtle changes and different moments that happen when Superman is a young Clark Kent, are some of the most touching moments.

    It's not going to be the "Best Movie of your life," but it makes you believe in Superman again, which is exactly Zack Zynder and David Goyer wanted to do.


    Stamp was Da man.

    Rent "The Limey" sometime. Stamp rules.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    They are two completely different Zod's. I can't stress that enough.

  • so was superman gay or what?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You constantly asking if "Superman was gay or what?" makes me believe secretly you love Superman and you are jealous of Louis Lane.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It would be awesome if Superman turns out to be gay because of all those dudes with Superman tats on them, like Shaq.

    No way DC would allow it though.

    Alan Moore would probably make him like a gay S&M porn star (the "M" is on the back of his underwear), but there's a reason DC won't let him do Supes.

  • Cool. I'm going to check it out here pretty soon. My Nephews birthday just passed, and I bought him a Superman action figure, but he didn't seem super impressed. He's 5, so who the fuck knows what he's into. One week it's pirates, the next week it's Mario Bros, the next week it's He-man cuz he watches it on Netflix, but they don't make He-mans anymore.

    Anyways, figure they're going to take him to watch Superman, and sure enough, he'll put a red towel on and be playing with the action toy like I did when I watched Reeves as a kid.

    Hey, have you read any of the graphic novels with Superman?

    I might have recommended these b4 to you, but you should definitely check out "Red Son" and, shit, I forgot the name of the other 2.

    But one of them is about Superman and the rest of the Justice League in the future I think it's called "Kingdom Come".

    The last one I'd recommend I really forgot the name, But I'll google it soon.

    It's sort of a different Superman graphic novel. It's more about a guy who grows up hating superman, and the story tells how things in his life change, and so does his attitude towards Superman. It's actually more of a short story than Superman comic really, but it's well done.

    Damn, can't remember the name.

  • Actually, this seems like a pretty good list (though I would rate Red Son #1), but don't read the synopsis since it doesn't give spoiler alerts.

  • so is superman gay or what?

  • One last point and I'll change topics, it's a good movie but not a great movie.

    Does anyone remember the ridicule "Batman Begins" received when it first came out? I thought the two stories were very similar.

  • Batman Begins was fucking epic.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Did I say it wasn't? I know a lot of people didn't think it was all that.

    The Dark Knight, however... Talk about making me want to believe in Superheroes again.

  • And since it's the off-season, and we're on movie reviews, I figure I can sorta do one on the new "Star Trek Into Darkness" flick (Keep in mind I actually attended a Star Trek convention not too long ago).

    It was O.K. I felt like the director was trying to be more clever than actually develop plot or characters, (spoiler alert) sort of a "lets see how many twists I can get out of The Wrath of Khan".

    But really, what I want to talk about more is the character of Khan and DNA manipulation.

    It's been my Star Trek experience that the whole brand is really set against "Human enhancement" and is actually outlawed by the Federation. Anytime one runs across a DNA modified human in the Star Trek universe, s/hes almost always a monomaniacal super villain like Khan. Or some weird socially inept genius-rain-man etc. In other words, the gene splicing doesn't produce "super-humans", according to Star Trek (very Un-Gattica) except for Dr. Bashir on Deep Space 9.

    This is understandable given that Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, actually was in the Navy, and I think fought against zee Nazis. So for him the talk of breeding a superior race probably stunk of Hitler.

    However, gene splicing and the such are going to happen (much like the movie "Gattica"), and I don't think humanity is going to adopt the Federation's ban on it either. The Genome project is not science fiction, and corporations and nations aren't spending billions to map out our DNA just for kicks.

    It's going to lead to a very interesting future. For instance, SHOULD dna manipulation be illegal? If so, all of it, or just parts of it?

    I think that DNA manipulation of embryos and the such will be allowed for medical purposes, for instance, if say a baby has a bad heart, then maybe change the DNA to give it a good one, etc.

    But how about for "cosmetic" purposes? If you want your boy to look like Super Man, should that be allowed? Blue eyes, or tall, or whatever, is that the right of the parents? What rights should babies have in all this? Some argue that even circumcision should be illegal.

    What if it's a bit more radical? What if African American parents wants to have an Anglo looking kid (or Hale Berry complexion) or vice versa?

    Or what if some parent whats a midget albino with an afro and yellow eyes?

    Where do we draw the line?

    Anyhow, that's what good science-fiction flicks do - make one think.

  • Can I be honest? I really didn't like either Star Trek movies..

    I never got into Star Trek as a kid or adult but I gave it a shot to see what I missed out on, which wasn't much.

    It was all right but I don't see the hype over it.

  • Most of the Star Trek Movies suck. Even the older ones. It's one of those creations where the series were infinitely better than the movies (like the Simpsons, or Sex and the City, not that I would know about that lol).

    Even the series can be a little campy, but most of the Next Generation and Deep Space 9 are really good and thought provoking.

    If you really want to give Star Trek a chance, I strongly urge you begin with The Next Generation on Netflix. It takes a little while to gain momentum, but by the 2nd season, you'll know if you're a Trekki or not.

    However, I must say, I did like "The Wrath of Khan" movie...Khaaaannnnn!!!

  • I'm a fan of the ironman series. Maybe it
    s just because I want to be tony stark when I grow up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    tony stark or.... kenny fucking powers (La Flama Blanca)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The first one was pretty good. After that.. ehhh... just for the money.

  • Gonna go check these guys out tomorrow night.

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