Evan Rodriguez, DUIs & League Responsibility

Evan Rodriguez, DUIs & League Responsibility

Whenever a professional athlete is arrested for a DUI, I have two distinct questions. (1) Why in the hell would a millionaire athlete not be using a taxi when every drunk I know in Woodside, Queens has a car service number handy the moment the third or fourth vodka hits his lips? (2) When are the sports leagues going to say enough is enough?

First, a note. I don't believe the Bears should cut Evan Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a kid and he made another awful mistake but if the Bears were to cut him another team would snatch him up in a few minutes and start spouting that "second chance" bullshit that permeates press conference rooms. "Yes we know Evan has had a troubled past but we believe everyone is entitled to a second chance and we believe the structure is in place here for him to succeed."

The Bears should be the demanding father figure. They should teach Rodriguez a lesson. Here's how:

  1. Formally announce that the organization is suspending Rodriguez for the first four games of the 2013 season without pay. Then donate that pay to MADD or another worthy organization.
  2. If the NFLPA won't allow for the suspension, take the financial hit and stick him in the inactive jump suit and let him spend those magical Sunday afternoons chatting with Matt Blanchard.
  3. Organize a face-to-face meeting between Evan and the family of Robert Cann, a 26 year-old cyclist who was killed by a drunk driver in Old Town a few days ago. (To read the details of that story, simply CLICK HERE.) Psychologically, athletes drive drunk because they believe they're both above the law and immortal. This conversation might be the first truly grounding moment of Rodriguez' adult life.

So that takes care of Evan Rodriguez. (No, I'm not foolish enough to believe this statement to be true.)

Drunk driving is not a sports problem. But the sports world has a remarkable opportunity to be leaders in finding a solution. The NBA fines players for wearing sweat pants to press conferences. The NFL apparently has the world's greatest test for Adderall. Golf Channel spent two days - two! - debating how far back from an original divot the world's greatest golfer is allowed to drop the ball. When any athlete in any professional sports say the word "faggot" under his breath and is caught by cameras, the ESPN newsroom erupts and interns are sent to wake up Bob Ley.

(Side note on that joke: I really love Bob Ley. ESPN is a dreadful network but  when they know can't screw around two faces inevitably appear on their screens: Ley and Mike Tirico. Classy fellas.)

I know its important for players to respect the image of the NBA. I know Adderall is a drug thought to give players an unfair advantage. I know prejudice should never be tolerated. But when will attention be paid to employees taking to the road with a ton of metal killing machine and the inability to see what's in front of them on the road?

Just imagine if a DUI arrest was met, universally by the sports leagues, with a month suspension. All the major American sports leagues and unions got together and said if you drive drunk and are arrested for it you are suspended for a month without pay. It would be the most significant cultural impact ever made by professional athletics.

Evan Rodriguez is a kid, yes, and probably an idiot. NFL analysts want you to think playing football is terribly difficult and requires massive brain power. Its not and it doesn't. It requires freakish athletic ability. Sure you have your intelligent, thoughtful men like Brendon Ayanbadejo and Matt Birk. But you also have...a lot of other guys. Jerry Rice is in the discussion for greatest NFL player to ever live and he can't put together a sentence. It is incumbent upon the Bears organization to not tolerate Evan's idiocy.

That would be Advil for a hangover. Drunk driving in America is a deadly epidemic. Only a joint effort by the US sporting universe can make a true dent.

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  • The Bears shouldn't be forced to cut him, it's the NFL's place to suspend him or force him out the league.

    While drunk driving is a huge public health issue for all the people it needlessly endangers, I want to thank Michael Douglas for pointing out another one:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/06/03/michael-douglas-oral-sex-caused-throat-cancer/2383863/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hold on. E-Rod got done AGAIN ?

    If he doesn't stop drinking, there are no measures to stop him from doing it over and over. He hasn't got the stones for the former, so he needs to go.

  • Cut his ass and give another guy an opportunity. I don't know if it's CTE or if he's just a Neanderthal but it's obvious this kid doesn't get it. It was only a matter of time before one of Phil's players with character issues came back to bite him. I just don't get why a guy with all sorts of opportunity in front of him would be so stupid. Then I think of a guy like Chris Henry and how his crazy behavior cost him not only his career but his life. Why? Because he had brain damage. CTE.

    Bears need to cut him as a wake up call before he kills himself or someone else. It's the right thing to do. Does it create a mark against Emery? Of course, especially since Emery declared Evan "re-educated". But if Emery doesn't make it clear this type of behavior will NOT be accepted then he runs the risk of sending a signal to the other guys with character concerns that if you screw up it won't matter.

    Jeff I like your larger ideas regarding DUIs and I wish the NFL, NBA et al would focus more on preventing that behavior rather than promoting or focusing on homosexuality. But of course with all the alcohol sponsors, big business and bottom line I don't see the financial incentive to do something radical to stamp out this kind if behavior. Reminds you of politics in Washington, doesn't it?

  • In reply to Shady:

    This: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3q9xhu/

    and this: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/36aqta/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know, we get a new thread maybe once a week now. Is it too much to ask for you guys to focus on the topic at hand for maybe a day. I mean, this thread is less than 2 hrs in and already we've got links to hilarious memes and carcinogenic muff diving. Fack.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ok, Oscar.

    http://tinyurl.com/k8my9aq

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah, seriously.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cxNR9ML8k

    who pissed in your cheerios this morning. jackass.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Evan Rodriguez drove drunk?? What's there really to say, that Jay hasn't already (allegedly) said to 6 different dudes in 6 different public bathrooms whilst micturating 6 different times? (As told to the Score by 60k different callers)

    DOOOOON'T CAAAAAAAARE

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    great word: https://www.google.com/search?q=micturating&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS523US523&oq=micturating&aqs=chrome.0.57j62l2.190j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    aaaaaaaand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2YrTxfbToM

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    not a RR, don't worry.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love that quote.

    I spent half of eighth grade quoting that movie. Too bad the next 2 were garbage.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady, can we not bring CTE into this? The dude is a meatball and always has been. He's had success his entire life and thinks he's entitled and immortal.

    Everything he's done in his life that was negative had no lasting effect or impact on the fact that he still succeeded. Guys like that will continue to behave that way until they are forced to stop or until they lose everything as a result of it.....then the behavior really gets bad.

  • bingo

  • take zat... ze germans

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1659331-usa-vs-germany-score-grades-and-post-match-reaction

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oK_trZhVdk

  • let me ask you one question

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/06/01/donovan-mcnabb-robert-griffin-iii/?sct=uk_t2_a4

    Who gives a flying rat's ass what donnovan mcChunkysoupNabb thinks about anyfucking thing?! Is that dud serious?

    No one cares fatboy. Shutit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    was that better shady... sweetie? My delicate little sweet flower...

  • Even though it's the offseason, I'm glad we can still have thoughtful, meaningful discussions on the Bears and the NFL.

  • In reply to Shady:

    shm.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "shaking head my"?

  • vigorously.

  • In reply to Shady:

    We're just like Jack Handey

  • Our boys are killing it. Chicago Hockey has just moved into my top 5 sports:

    1. Bears
    2. Hawks
    3. Bulls
    4. Bears
    5. Bears

  • I reckon I was too harsh on hockey before. True, the game I watched was a right snorefest, but I couldn't sleep the other night so I caught the game 7 against the Red Wings and that game was frantic. Even I was calling bullshit on the refs when they ruled the 'winner' off.

    Might have to learn the rules very quickly to get on this Blackhawks bandwagon before they win it.

  • What pisses me off about ERod is that, yeah - he's a fuck up. But he's also one of Emery's tweener projects. Phil loves him some tweeners.

    He's a slot back, slot TE. Use him for that. He has 4.5 speed and makes over the shoulder catches - use him for that.

    Instead, we lined him up in the I and used him to try and open running lanes between the tackles, it was SO frustrating knowing Clutts was sitting at home watching the game on tv - esp. when we'd get stuffed for no gain - especially since the Jets - THE FUCKING JETS ! - used guys like John Connor to bash them some running lanes - so watching a guy out there who should have worn #88 wear #48 and play in totally the wrong way makes ME want to drink and then drive, as in drive my head into the wall.

  • hey shady..

    wtf dude?

    http://social.entertainment.msn.com/blogs/pop-spy-blog.aspx?feat=a735faa1-449b-47e4-b176-f8cd3c81cd5e

  • At the risk of getting the same treatment Abe Vigoda or Rosanne got in those Snickers commercials, I can understand and empathize with Shady's POV:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSvVBZ9x7mE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRWa3aq9oE

    That being said, I still get a huge kick out of all the other crap flying around here....

  • How many of you guys remember thinking a Super Bowl was right around the corner when we signed Cutty? Then we went and got peppers and thought fo sho we were gonna get there. Then Marshall.

    Then Phil drafted chicken dinner and we said, huh?

    Then Phil drafted long and we had to google him.

    This sure is taking longer than I thought.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I think of it this way...

    the dolphins, browns, bills, etc.. are all looking for fans.

    I think getting rid of JA and lovie was a step in the right direction.

    Rome wasn't built in a day.... the earth wasn't created in a... oh, wait. never mind. ; )

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Very clever! Lol.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    We were right around the fucking corner. We brought in Cutler and were in the NFC Championship game in year 2.

    Phil did draft McClellin and, yes, we did collectively say what the fuck. However, he then, in 2 fucking offseasons that Angelo couldn't do in 7 or 8, added 3 quality vet O linemen and 2 potential rookie contributors, one of the best WR's in the last 10 yrs, a vertical threat TE that can outrun most safeties and 4LB's that can all fucking start if needed.

    31 teams per year don't win the superbowl.

  • Just reflecting my man. Feeling oddly melancholy today.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Now is not the time for that shit. We're about to go 12-4.

  • If Angelo had any brains he would have gotten Marshall at the same time he got Cutler. McTard wanted them both gone because who wants a Montana-Rice, Marino-Duper thing going on there .....

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Right., MB, the big move was made this off-season.

  • ERod is NOT a kid. I had a business, my first child and a mortgage at his age. He's an asshole. There's a difference.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    here hear. asshole indeed.

  • 3 Bold "negative" predictions

    Ready......

    1. Tequila will never be a contributor of any value for the Bears.

    2. I'm not feeling any vibes for Chicken Dinner. My gut is the guy will fade away after 2 or 3 seasons.

    3. It's going to take a lot longer for Long to settle in as a starter than we'd like.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    3 positive predictions:

    1. Ginny will cut Jay a fat check at the end of the year.
    2. Trestman will own McCarthy.
    3. Forte will run for 1400 yards this season and almost no one will notice because the Cutty - Beast - Bennett show will own the headlines.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Fuck yeah Viva. I put 200 down on the boys to win at 25-1.

    Oh.....and Hawkce.

  • Still 33-1 over here. We are tied with the Bengals, Cowboys, Redskins and Chargers. LOL.

    Steelers at 25-1 and Saints at 16-1 really cracks me up as well.

  • H A W K C E

    I will lay the same the next time I am @ Red Rock...(25 to 1 sounds too good to pass-up). Maybe then I can hook MB up with that steak dinner..

  • In reply to Viva:

    Bang! Bang!

    Tell you what Viva... if you make it to the next meet up we can trade rounds and pay for our own food.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Oh how I HOPE you are PRESCIENT, Viva !!!

    If so, you'll become known as... NOSTRAVIVAS!

    (I thought that had a nicer ring to it than VIVSTRADAMUS.)

  • Jeff you can't count the first charge, which was dropped.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    So if my son rolls his first truck 4 wheeling and he doesn't get a ticket I should go out and buy him another one? Not so cut and dry. Or how bout OJ?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Q: What do you get when you put Lorena Bobbit, Tammy Faye, and O.J.Simpson in the same room?

    A: A butcher, a Bakker and a license plate maker.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A GP original? Think carefully before answering. Lol.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Shhhhhh...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    haha...do ppl under 30 even know who they are anymore?

    I think Mr. Bobbit ended up doing a porno, well, whatever was left of his Mr.

  • and for all you under 30 youngins who might not know the Bobbits, wiki it. Also, here's a cool song you might never have heard. Ur welcome.

    http://youtu.be/PYwiwbgMusY

  • Hahahaha... one hit wonders.

    Did you know they also have a #4 song in the 80's. Check THIS shit out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7jOP4P-efc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn it, I always get Rolled by you!

    It's because half the shit you post contains big boobs, so like a moth to a flame...

  • roll my brothah... rooooooooll!

    bait, bait, bait, ROLL!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    He was arrested for being mouthy. Oh and for being a minority.

  • RIP Deacon Jones. When I was young, besides the Bears I was also a Rams fan. They had some legendary D-linemen and Deacon was one of them.
    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/sports-general/20130604/Obit-Deacon.Jones/

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Now I tell you all about now Deacon Jones
    He got so high they had to take him home
    Hear the news about Ella Brown
    He stole a chicken and he ran out of town
    Crying hey, hey, there's good rockin' at midnight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc4fIQvr8e0

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yo Pete, Glee club is for pussies.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9eB7-oLcMc

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Saw him play too, MM.

    David "Deacon" Jones.

    In all likelyhood, the REAL record-holder for sacks in a season and a career, a stat that wasn't kept when he was terrorizing Quarterbacks.

    I BET he sacks St. Peter on his way thru the Pearly Gates.

    And a fond farewell to Ron Smith, AKA "The Gingerbred Man", a return man with complete disdain for the concept of the "Fair Catch".

    Man, I AM gettin' old. I could have SWORN Smith had returned at least a COUPLE of punts for TDs during his tenure as a Bear but no. I looked him up and there was only 1 kickoff return TD.

    Happy Trails, #75.

  • man I need a vacation.

    Anyone want to go to mexico with me? What? No? No one interested?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/world/americas/mexico-missing-mystery/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have no desire to visit the "3rd World", thank you, MB, and I am litte more than an hour's drive away from Mexico.

    Last week they arrested an American woman who happened be on on a tour bus that had some pot stashed under the sit she was sitting in.Surveillance video showed she got on the bus carrying NO packages and She's been released but it took 2 days I bet it cost her some coin.

    Today comes word that a US Marine was recently kidnapped at gunpoint.

    Mexico, yeah, let's go THERE.

  • Trac - buddy - this one I think you'll like. It's not an original, either.

    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. - John Rodgers

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Now you're getting personal. Lol. I read LOTR when I was 14. Loved it. I investigated Ayn Rand as an adult and found some truth to her philosophy late on life. Both Tolkien and Rand had marvelous minds.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Love it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    corm is going to be upset.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I actually thought the joke was funny. Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead were both written in the Romantic style. The protagonists, or "heroes", were exaggerated characters, as Rand said herself. Both books praised individual achievement, and scorned collectivism, crony capitalism, and the thought that the government knows best how to control our lives.

    If you really want to break the philosophy down to its core: what is more important, the individual or the state(collective)? Should we live our lives for "the greater good", or for ourselves? Should we live our lives on our own terms, or how we think others perceive we should live our lives?

    Not sure how so many people missed that when reading those novels. I'm guessing most people who despise her never read any of her philosophy books, or actually never read any of her works at all without them being interpretted by others.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    + 1.

    I actually read through Atlas Shrugged, and right there you see the difference between philosophy and literature. She was part of the trend of philosophers writing books like Sartre with Nausea. However, Atlas ends up using static characters as megaphones for diatribes.

    It's an interesting experiment, but just not a successful one in my book. Camus with "The Stranger" is a much better "philosophical" book about Nihilism-existentialism.

    I get where Rand comes from, I just don't agree. She came from Communist Russia (enter Yakof Smirnoff joke here), which would be enough to traumatize anyone. She sort of reminds me of an alcoholic who has to go cold turkey, then goes around telling everyone that alcohol is poison.

    Most ppl don't have to live in extremes.

  • I'm still waiting for fucking Godot.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I'm still waiting for Guffman:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILM_7gq9gmU

  • I know he's supposed to be Persian, but I love this anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHZWWFmaFcI

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought Serge was a Russian name. And that accent doesn't sound like any of my relatives'...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    it's pronounced seer-ge not ser-gay

    ser-gay is the russian way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Aren't you in SoCal? I believe that after the Islamic Revolution, more Iranians relocated there than anywhere else. I remember hitting the Galleria in Sherman Oaks in the late 80s while visiting a friend and being stunned to find a Persian joint in the food court. I understand there's an actual Iranian sub-culture out there now...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    And to stay on topic, I think Evan Rodriguez actually ate there once. He was pretty drunk too...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    There are a lot of Persians, esp in West Wood. I worked with a Persian-Jew (hot too, though too high maintenance for my taste), and there's definitely a 'sub-culture' (I guess she's a sub-sub culture).

    I used to ask her, "Where the hell are all the moderate muslims?" to which surprisingly she responded, "They're in Iran. They're a lot more moderate than some other countries, and the avg person there isn't a terrorist sympathizer, at all, though many still hate the U.S. for their previous Iran 'policy' in supporting a dictator."

    She even told me that when they throw parties over there, they hit up the Jews for DUI-potion.

    The other "moderate" muslims supposedly reside in Egypt, but I don't know any Egyptians to get the scoop on that.

  • Regardless of whether they're Muslim or Jewish, Persian women are all pretty much high maintenance. And Iranians, by and large are indeed moderate. Up until the Revolution, Iran/Persia had a long history of religious tolerance. In fact, the Shah and Israel were pretty tight. Unfortunately, they've got pigs walking on two legs running the country now (my indulgent Orwellian reference) and I'm afraid it's going to get ugly between us and them. They're playing a dangerous game of chicken and they're going to lose...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Try "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran. About as content-rich a book as you'll ever find.

    I never got through it, but since I just wrote this, I'd better try again. Perhaps if I just read it rather than ponder the implications of each page...

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    content *dense* is what I meant

  • http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=w&from=en-us_msnhpvidmod#/video/ae173ffe-1770-41ce-9e14-dd8dd48982f7

    No no no... you're doing it all wrong boys.

    "shhhhhhhh... oh well... heeeerrroooooooo laaaaadies."

  • http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/06/04/dnt-wa-breasts-too-big-for-prom.komo.html

    boobs continuing to cause issues. sad.

    btw, have you guys seen coach cowher in these TWC commercials?

    http://www.twcableuntangled.com/2013/04/enjoy-sports-better-bill-cowher-is-twcs-head-coach/

    Nice choppers coach... Yikes!

    http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/matt-dillon-something-about-mary-horse-teeth.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I ended with something somewhat fb related... happy shady?

  • Well, to stay on topic, I think DUIs have recently (last 10-15 years) been treated with much more seriousness than before.

    I grew up around a bunch of construction workers who partied all through the 70s and 80s, and I think every single one of them had a DUI. One even had FIVE, but he got most of them in the 70s when it was almost the same as taking a red light.

    Now a days they fine yo ass like 10,000, suspend your license, make you do community service/and/or jail time, take classes, attend AA a few times, and I think now if you're way over the legal limit, it becomes a felony (I think in some states. Not sure).

    The thing is, none of that will prevent a young man from making prudent decisions. That's why there's the saying, "Young, dumb, and full of..."

    I think I read somewhere that the percentage of NFL players who get DUIs is actually a little lower than the general U.S. population, but I don't feel like digging through those stats. It just seems like they're all driving drunk, but that's about how many ppl drive drunk in the normal non-nfl world (which might be a little scary).

    Sure, the NFL CAN suspend, something along the lines like they do with Adderral, but then again, how many adderal commercials you see running on Sundays?

  • I meant to say, none of that will make a young man make a prudent decision.

    Also, I forgot to mention that some jobs may fire you for a DUI/DWI.

    Maybe some of the older Bear clan can jump about how DUIs were viewed in th 60s-80s.

    I remember when I was a little kid in Texas, my cowboy uncle used to put the beer can right on the dash board and drive around, pass cops, tip his hat, and keep driving. He never was wasted, maybe had like one beer in the car, and one at a family get together, and that's about it, but that sort of stuff will never be allowed again, Texas or no Texas.

  • My brother-in-laws Dad, who sadly just passed away, used to be the Sheriff of one of the largest counties in WI. He did not like the current DUI laws of .08 and the loss of police discretion. Too many resources are now spent going after the average social drinker instead of the hardcore alcoholics who cause most of the accidents and deaths. Most of the accidents that result in deaths from drinking and driving occur when the driver has a BAC at .15 or above. The legal limit should realistically be around .11 or .12, with the officer having the discretion based on field sobriety tests.

    He thought current laws were counter-productive to public safety, and current incentives to bust more people who would probably not be a harm to society took resources away from looking for the actual culprits, usually repeaters, who posed the largest threat to public safety.

    Evan Rodriguez was at .17, driving erratically and speeding, and definitely deserved his DUI. Those are the people police should focus on, and not setting up roadblocks and checking every driver.

  • Oh, and Artoo, I did start working on something, but since I had to entertain out of state fam, I sort of had to put it off, but will re-start on a little piece.

    Not sure if it's any good, but I'll let you guys decide.

  • Take your time. I'm sure it will be something spectacular.

  • don't know about you guys, but I'm glad all over.

    right doc?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRzBNGGb-zc

  • hey shady... commmooowwwn cleeetus, commmooooowwwwn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS8zi7Dg8TM&list=PL3889BE3D1A5527F9&index=1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Check out this lucky guy catching some nice tail:

    http://epictail.ytmnd.com

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hey Shady - artoo and I are sorry we missed your question on last weeks show. So, we answered it to start the show this week.

  • Tirico "Classy", Blogfather?

    Careful.

    From DEADSPIN:

    The first Tirico story involves him hitting on a woman and stalking her after a house party in fall 1992. The woman was a production assistant and "considered an up-and-coming talent," and Tirico went up to her at the party and said "you're the most beautiful woman in here." She walked away, but he kept following her around the party until she finally snapped, "Why don't you fuck off? Get away from me." As she and friends hopped in their car and pulled out of the party, Tirico stepped in front of the car and made the woman stop. "You're the most beautiful person I've ever seen and I think I'm in love with you," Tirico said. She tried to roll up her window and take off, but Tirico stuck his hand in and tried to wedge it between her thighs. She got away, and the next morning, when they saw each other in the ESPN parking lot, he walked up to her, and she expected him to apologize. Instead, he said, "all I did all day was think about you."
    In another story, one female producer — who had been to dinner with Tirico and his fiancee — was startled to receive an email from him saying that he wanted to sleep with her. Later, when the staff went to a bar after a late night covering the NCAA tournament, Tirico approached her and said, "I wish I was single. If I were, I'd throw you on the table right here and fuck your brains out." After she tried to excuse him as drunk, he persisted: "I know you want to screw me. So let's leave." Later, he followed her on the highway and tried to get her to pull over, unsuccessfully.
    Tirico was ultimately suspended for three months and is interviewed in the book, where he, like Reynolds, calls the incidents "misunderstandings."

  • So I read we were trying out Jamarcus Russell, and thought well Trestman is outside the box.

    *Then* I realized they're probably letting him to interview to be the new Staley.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    scharf, are you drunk right now? Please don't drive... mmmmkay?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/04/bears-scheduled-to-work-out-jamarcus-russell/

    Not drunk, definitely in denial. =X

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    Don't worry, Biggs is reporting that the Bears are just doing their due diligence on who might be available if injuries occur. He said they're quite content with McCown and Blanchard:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-quarterbacks-russell-20130604,0,2328045.story

  • http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/fox-sports-networks/story/Report-Bill-Callahan-to-be-calling-plays?blockID=908377&feedID=3742

    "I've got 13 snakes over here!!!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zce-QT7MGSE

  • R.I.P. Deacon Jones ....and get well soon Jim Kelly. Jaw cancer? Ow.

  • cunnilingus strikes again Irish!

    It's insidious path being wrought across our entertainment world.

    Shit, maybe I should get vaccinated.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    its

  • Reading the tea leaves on the Bears upcoming QB workouts, I'd have to say Trent Edwards is the target. No way Russell has the ability to study the playbook and contribute effectively. Don't be surprised if the Bears supplant Blanchard.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    As far as I can see anybody brought in will be a camp body. No guarantee they make the final roster.

    Personally I would rather see Blanchard getting a year learning under Jay and Trestman than having Edwards or the 300lb purple drank machine.

  • Anybody here a fan of Queens of the Stone Age? New album came out the other day and I reckon it's pretty good. Josh Homme is a talented son of a bitch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMDDVin4FQ

  • I've decided that I need to do more community service guys.

    So, that said, I am pledging to help this poor young lady recover her stolen items. I just need to know where and when the gathering will be so that I can return the items if recovered.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeqGUt6Z2pY

  • Hey, I just saw Brad Childress on To Catch a Predator

    You guys think Brad and Brett hang out now? Like, down at that high school parking lot that Brett spends his days in Mississippi? Buried the htchet now and go to Dairy Queen together?

  • hey rabbit: http://i1.wp.com/www.lawlz.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/whoa-im-gonna-need-to-see-some-id-dog-bouncer-meme.jpg?fit=600%2C9999

  • Wow, Pro Football Weekly is going out of Biz! Can't believe Jeff isn't on this. And it's not as if PFW was just a victim of not going digital.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0605-sherman-sports-media-20130605,0,1348515.story?track=rss

    I feel a little guilty now for not subscribing or buying and issue. I actually had to search for a book store that carried it (actually, I had to first search for a book store, and then search for a book store that carried PFW. ZING!).

    I wanted to purchase the special draft edition to PFW, and Vromans carried it, so I showed up and the issue cost like $20 + bucks! I couldn't believe it.

    So, I browsed through it, see what sort of insight they had on the prospects, and it wasn't much different than what The National Football Post, or CBS, or even Walter Football had up on their sites. FOR FREE.

    So I didn't buy the issue.

    Damn, now I feel a little guilty. Should I?

    As George Costanza would say though, "No one turns down anything for free. It's what separates us from the animals..."

  • And while on Costanza quotes (maybe it was Jerry, who the hell knows), here ya go, MB.

    http://www.themost10.com/hilarious-george-costanza-quotes/

  • gee, thanks $.

    When you don't offer anything over and above what's free... why are they shocked they're going out of biz.

    take heed trib... and all these other paywall dinosaurs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    uuuuhhhhgggg... turrible.

  • Two of my favorite things.. Patton Oswalt and bay area hip-hop

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YpNidqsBhI

  • Comments now have to be approved by the admin?

  • The Bears draft of 2012 is officially train wreck bad. Way to be known as a "scout" Emery and throw together a draft that lives up to the crap Angelo threw out there every year. Very frustrating, and this years draft with stretches everywhere may not be any better. I would like to stick my foot up Phil Emery's ass right now.

  • Emery sucks at drafting apparently. Not cool at all.

  • In reply to Justin:

    Sigh.

    Ok. I'll take this one.

    justin, how old are you? Anyway, here you go:

    1. Emery had lovie, tice, marinelli in his ear last year. I choose to believe the only pick he made was Jeffery (mari/lovie chose CD, Lovie chose hardin, tice sat there eating a fucking hamburger)

    2. This year's draft was unspectacular in it's efficiency and utility. By that I mean at ever single pick emery chose the best guy available at a position of need.

    We needed a G/T in rd 1... he chose the best graded guy available at our shitty spot after ever single other ranked olineman had already been taken. It was a ridiculous year for olinemen

    In rd 2 he chose a 3 year starter at ILB for the Florida SCC gators and by all accounts a VERY solid TRUE ILB. We were never going to get another lach... who would you rather have taken, the much smaller less suited for the middle brown?

    in rd 4 we chose the BPA for our next highest position of need at OLB. Green is a confirmed stud at another SCC school (I think, right?)

    In 5, we took a flyer on a potentially stud Tackle. Everything after 3 is a gamble, but he again tried to fill our most critical position(s) of need with the best guy on the board at that position

    in 6 we took another flyer on a known freak of human nature (6’4” 265 ran a 4.5 40 and put up 38 @ 225). No idea why he fell so far, but some draft guys had him going in the 2nd or 3rd. He could be the next pep, or he could be a burnout. The point is, it’s the 6th rd, and we again filled our 5-6th position of need with the best guy available.

    I will head your first response off at the pass. Yes, we could have taken eifert in 1, but we just dropped major coin on the black unicorn... a KNOWN NFL entity who had a great year last year. That and TE is not a critical hole in our squad.... could we have improved it... 100%, but it wasn't causing us to lose games (well, fucking whatsisface did last year, but that's already taken care of)

    So please tell me Justin… before Bourbonnais has even been prepped your calling all of our picks a bust? You just sound like a reactionary buffoon my man.

    There Yonny… you’re welcome. No need to threaten jimmy the gnome to get Justin’s home address where you can show up and soap-party him... with viva’s guidance.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, and while I'm hooking Yonny up...

    http://uncrate.com/stuff/the-aeroplane-flies-high-box-set/

    You are welcome my man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sigh back at ya. How old are you? Bottom line is he's done a shitty job picking in his first 2 drafts. And if Emery listened to a lame duck (Lovie) coach last year for the draft he is dumber than I thought. Yonny, just because I am frustrated at the lack of drafting doesn't mean I am 12 and a moron.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and you sound like the bofon for blindly following a guy whose made shit picks when the Bears are in need of impact young talent. I know you guys on this blog get pissed when someone from outside of your cult posts something. But Emery is completey fucking the Bears and it's not cool in my book. But keep drinking the coolaide Yonny...

  • In reply to Justin:

    1. what's a bofon

    2. No, only when someone posts something dumb

    3. There's a freaking new thread dude!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My bad "buffoon". It's not a word I typically use. But I can handle the call out on spelling, if that's the route you want to go. And if you would have read my first post correctly I said the 2012 draft was a trainwreck. I am not sure why you went into such great detail about the 2013 draft. I have my doubts about the 2013 draft, but I am willing to wait it out.
    And if Emery really listened to Lovie and his gang when there was a good chance they were out after the year in last years draft I am embarrassed to be a Bears fan.

  • In reply to Justin:

    he was told he had to my man. Remember the presser where teddy basically said (between the lines) that lovie was running the show. Google it.

    New thread maings!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and yes, I have to believe what I said was true. His picks this year were almost formulaic. Best guy left and the position we need most.... period.

    The two strategies are 100% different.

    For the record, I hated every single pick in 2012 cept for Jefferey.

  • Holy crap...I haven't used this nic in years....what the hell?

    Did Chicago Now revert to the archives?

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