A Final Weekend of Peace...

A Final Weekend of Peace...

This weekend, Labor Day weekend, is for many NFL fans a final weekend of peace.  A final weekend without trying to appease the gods of suburbia on Saturday in a desperate attempt to free the Sunday calendar. A final weekend of slept-through Saturday nights, free from the mind's breakdown of covering the deep middle and protecting the blind side. A final weekend without the nerves and rituals that accompany our particular Sunday experiences and the Monday morning hangover that follows.

Peace.

Football is America's greatest sport for a great many reasons but the most often overlooked is the simplicity of its schedule. Once a week. One time a week a team gets a chance to prove itself. The other six days leave the fans and media scrambling for information and answers, desperate to know who did what and why and can it be fixed. So much of the drama of the NFL happens off the field and outside the locker room. It happens in the minds of the fans as they sit at the work desks on Wednesday and relive the dropped ball or missed field goal or phantom holding call. It stews and builds and boils and then...

Sunday.

It releases in the experience of watching your team play once again.

Catharsis.

And then the boardwalk wheel is spun once again.

This is the final weekend of peace, the final weekend before the drama and I urge you to enjoy it. We football obsessives don't know quite how engulfed we become in the game for these next 4-5 months.

Ask your wife....

or girlfriend...

...or boyfriend...

...or priest or mechanic or video store clerk...

...or prostitute you visit at the airport Hyatt on Monday nights.

Ask them how you behave on a Monday following a victory. Ask them how it changes after a loss.

Maybe it's immature. Maybe it's not. But it isn't normal. Not to those who don't understand.

This weekend, enjoy normal. Enjoy the peace. Around 12:00 pm CT Sunday take a cup of tea and biscuit out into the yard and discuss the mess in Syria or the last time you had a really good quiche.

Enjoy the peace. It ends next week.

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  • ...1st ,2nd, 3rd, or 4th, it doesn't matter. Peace? This weekend for me is like being a week early to an AA meeting.

    AA as in Aniticipation Anxiety, that is.

    By my count, I only have to sit here in this room for another 207 hours...

  • First to say,

    "Welcome to Oakland, Webbnation"

    #serenitynow

  • flag on the play.

    smh

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I take that flag and redirect it at the Gnomes!

  • tee hee hee...he said gnomes.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOoonxL7EK0

  • And on that note, I wrote a little faretheewell piece on Webb entitled, "Reflections on the Rise and Fall of Webbnation".

    If you like extended literary analogies and/or Oz references to the point of beating a deadhorse, click on it.

    http://profootballnetworks.com/2013/08/30/reflections-on-the-rise-and-fall-of-webbnation/

  • I gotta admit I was wrong in thinking the "light" would go on for him after getting busted for weed.

    The Bears gave him every opportunity, and he fucked it up at every stage.

    I think the vitriol at Webb is due to his immense potential but lack of passion.

    And you can be many things in Chicago. You can be shameless selfpromoter like Da Coach. You can be 30pack chugging mooner like McMahon. You can even be borderline personality inches away from hopping in a white Bronco with Cutler riding shotgun and helicopters following over head.

    But you CAN'T be passionless.

    That, sir, will not stand with Bear fans.

  • PROPS to the OJ reference. fucking hilarious

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    lol, I love your handle. I imagine an off the boat serbian kid wearing an adidas tracksuit and eyeing some american girls....asking playfully/desperately "want fuck? you want fuck? Come bitch, want fuck?"

  • Jake Ballard, anyone?

  • Yeah, 4ever, I was wondering that, too.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ESPECIALLY if the question is: Onobun or Ballard?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    My only worry for Ballard is his health. That info I'm not privy to, but I trust Emery when it comes to that front.

    He apparently got Lance Louis right, and so far many of his guys don't come with the Squirrel Nuts injury special.

  • I enjoyed that article, Jeff. Living here in SEC country, however, I assure you that there is no chance for serenity 'round these here parts.

  • I'll take 7th or whatever post I am after a long hiatus. Can't wait for the season to start gentlemen.

  • "...or prostitute you visit at the airport Hyatt on Monday nights."

    Whoa whoa whoa...let's not get vulgar here.

    I stay at the Marriott, thank you very much.

  • Candy Candy Candy, I can't let you go.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kn3pUNlGfw

  • In reply to gpldan:

    She actually looks pretty hot there. Almost as hot as my "dates" lol

    I actually saw the B-52s many moons ago. Honestly, I just went to the concert because I got free tickets, so I wasn't expecting much.

    To my surprise, it was a blast. Soon enough, everyone was up dancing and singing every song. Didn't realize how many songs I subconsciously memorized from the B-52s. It was a fun upbeat concert.

    This is probably my fav song from them. Something about Kate Pierson in this vid that memorizes me. And of course, that voice.

    http://youtu.be/e-qpGKi2Bsc

  • Or was it Cindy Wilson? Now I'm confused.

    Both vids rock either way.

  • I think that was the (normally) blonde chick.

  • Trumaine McBride looking to stick on the Giants roster. He picked Tebow off.

  • Scouring the waiver wires. OT Zebrie Sanders is an interesting PS contender.

    "Bills waived OT Zebrie Sanders and LB Kourtnei Brown.
    A 2012 fifth-rounder, Sanders underwent surgery on both hips last September, and might not be all the way back. An imposing 6-foot-7, 320 pounds, Sanders has strength to spare, and could get a look on waivers if his medicals aren't a disaster. Brown has never appeared in an NFL game."

    - Rotoworld

  • Also, unlike Webb, thanks for your services Ed Williams.

    You were solid for your part. Never tweeted like an idiot. Never had nagging injuries. Never bitched. And I'm not all that sure you're not better than Garza at center.

    Hope you land on your feet on a good team.

    (Buddy Jesus thumbs up).

  • http://urbantruthnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/jesus-christ-thumbs-up.jpg

  • Indeed. Best of luck, Edwin.

  • Speaking of "peace", attacking Syria is a BAAAD idea.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Obama needs his wmd equivalent, doesn't he?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    He already has OBAMACARE, no?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    We're still celebrating Webb's release.

    Don't be a debbie downer!

  • I'm thinking Tyler Boggs chances just went up with Edwin gone, but I'm still not sure he's in. I've never speculated on this stuff before, but here's my guess for the rest.

    CBs: Demontre Hurst, CJ Wilson
    DE: Whiteside, Josh Williams
    DT: Tupou
    OL: Derek Dennis
    RB: Allen (tough call here)
    FB: Unga
    TE: Onobun, Adams
    WR: Toliver

    T: Cory Brandon to IR

    That's 12 guys, and with the 10 so far that would leave 53.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Oh, and I imagine I'll be way off base.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    pretty well done so far Dave. kudos.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well, at least I'm guaranteed to be over 50% like Jefe was blustering about. 7 for 7 with five to go

  • the. 100%. right. choice.

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Cutting Allen had to happen. Michael Ford showed far too explosive a burst and far too much versatility not to warrant the 3rd RB slot.

  • last time I want to mention this useless cunt's name

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago-bears/post/_/id/4685223/enigmatic-webb-says-goodbye

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...saw that too...what really pissed me off was the paragraph that enlightened that he had...NO PASSION!!!!

  • Last thread I wrote something about WR blocking and Forte possibly looking at an all-time yards from scrimmage thing. Then I looked here and I'm thinking... not. Faulk averages over 150 yards from scrimmage for three years running between 1999 and 2001.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FaulMa00.htm

    It sure would be cool if Cutler & Forte had a three year run like Warner & Faulk.

    Not sure either Bears guy is as good as the Ram counterpart.
    Nor am I sure they are not both better.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yeah SC I've been on the same page. Funny, my buddy and I were just talking about it yesterday. He made some claim as to how awesome Forte was going to be. I agreed.
    Then I started talking about the Madden cover and Sunday ticket deal. I said "Falk should have ben on the cover. That dude was unstoppable" "Remember the seam route he would run" he said. "Ah yes the man was unstoppable."

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Faulk = great.
    Forte = good.

    That double-spin move Ford pulled in the Browns game sets him apart. Methinks we already have Matt's successor in place.

    If we trade anyone big, can we please make sure it involves Schwenke please ?

    We're a dominant Center away from an A+ roster. Trade for the rookie Center, draft the DE.

  • think of 80's bands..why are we playing them on Sept 8th

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

    GP...Did you see what I did there?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    #homonym

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tee hee hee

  • Fendi... # HeGone

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-release-qb-palmer-20130830,0,5765788.story

    Here is a list of players that will be cut, updated as information becomes available:

    RB Armando Allen

    G Derek Dennis

    LS Brandon Hartson

    CB Demontre Hurst

    TE Fendi Onobun

    QB Trent Edwards

    LB Jerry Franklin

    WR Brittan Golden

    S Brandon Hardin

    WR Josh Lenz

    FB Harvey Unga

    DE Aston Whiteside

    DE Josh Williams

    S Tom Nelson

    QB Jordan Palmer

    OT J’Marcus Webb

    C/G Edwin Williams

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought hurst had a damn good game and we should get him on the PS if we can.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    WTF????Webb's been cut..sheite!!! I put him on my fantasy League....bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    as ................the waterboy

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lenz might be worth a spot. Tolliver will get signed quickly.

  • Irish loves him some Terrence T.

  • Lenz sucks cock. Averaged about 3yds per punt return and had 1 catch worth anything. Lenz makes Toliver look like Megatron.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I only saw the one catch in the highlights. It was money.

  • It probably won't be peace this week with the cut to 53, and then picking up on the waiver wire and cutting more to meet that.

    However, what was the point of playing a game yesterday only to establish that 90% of those who played will be gone today? Did they need reinforcement that Fendi Onobun can't hold onto a ball, even though the broadcast team went all ape when he caught two, before coughing up the turnover, at which point they took it back?

  • In reply to jack:

    yes.

  • ladies and gents, don banks and his usual bears hate

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130830/bold-predictions-2013-tony-romo-danny-amendola/?sct=hp_t11_a2&eref=sihp

    Fuck you don. I hope to god we make it to the show this year JUST so that I can send that cunt an eat crow email. asshole.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah man...I don't get that guy...He has HATED the Bears for years now, and doesn't even try to be remotely unbiased. I'm pretty sure Cutler, Lovie (a few years back), or the Bears waterboy shagged his old lady or something...

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    he lives in minny maings. loves the vikings and hates that we beat the shit out out of them for too long. fuck that guy

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    Realize I'm considerably out of the mainstream on this one, but by the end of the season, the Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler will both be ready to move on from each other, deciding a five-year relationship is long enough. With new Bears head coach Marc Trestman energizing his game, Cutler will have some dazzling moments in 2013. But doesn't he always? In the final analysis, Cutler will play a lot like Cutler plays, with some great, some bad and some ugly. And Chicago will once again be in that 8-8 neighborhood.

    Wow.

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM3MQ==

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh oh. I think I just heard Johnny screech off the road screaming, "BBBBBAAAANKS!!!"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd call Don Banks a wanker, but that would imply he has a dick.

  • hey should we get him off waivers.....

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-baltimore-ravens-cut-11-20130830,0,6202833.story

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

  • No. This can't be, right? I mean. Wow.

    "Bears waived/injured S Brandon Hardin.
    Early reports left out the "injured" part. Hardin broke his shoulder in Thursday's preseason finale. Exposing Hardin to waivers is quite an admission of defeat for GM Phil Emery, and a vote of no confidence in Hardin's health. Hardin missed his entire rookie year with a neck injury. An imposing 6-foot-3, 217-pounds with excellent speed, injuries also cost Hardin his entire senior year at Oregon State. "

  • geeeeee, and whooooooo on the blog made this call the day that glass motherfucker was drafted?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBhP0EQ1lA

    I'm going to be petty and request some hot steaming crow be et righ here right now please.

    Hardin lovers please come forth! You know who you are.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude, it's one thing to have "soft tissue" issues (I'm a poet and I know it), but this guy breaks like Mr.Glass.

    I mean, what the hell is that about? Not enough milk? Some sort of vitamin defecincy? Was he Stalin in a past life?

    It reminds me of Matthews last year in SD. Guy broke BOTH clavicles in one season.

    That has to be like being hit by lightning twice while riding a shark.

  • http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/thumb/b/b5/Bear_holding_shark_T-shirt_close.PNG/150px-Bear_holding_shark_T-shirt_close.PNG

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You love him

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    hahahahahaha

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude, he broke his shoulder. He might be gone for good, tough break.

  • it's not a tough break. He's broken something every year he's played since his sophomore year in HS maings.

    I said all this... this dude was a lovie special. A last steaming pile of flaming whitness left on our doorstep while lovie ran into the night.

    Thanks lovie, I'll always remember you as that guy. cunt.

  • Yo Irish. Sorry bout the Garza/sister quip. Just jerking your chain you crazy bastard. Having a little fun at your expense whilst you slept. I see you were banging away on the old thread though as per usual.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Everyone's shagged my sister. It's a given.

    I forgot. I posted at the end of the last thread, there's a rumor about Marshall and Trestman not being on the same page, he's not a happy bunny with his new role. Buying it?

  • LOL Barry & Kerry beating the War Drums on the eve of your "weekend of peace".

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    smh

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Chill MB. The Niners and Bears both win big week one. Then it'll be Cheese-free all season long. Yessir. That's what's up.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Stfu

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Enjoy your time here while you can, I have a feeling we won't be seeing much of you around here any more after the next few weeks.

    I'm sure we'll hear a few squeaks from you in early november, then it's bye-bye.

  • DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Tyler Clutts cut by Texans.

    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE! Yes please! Buh by fiamanetaletio

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tyler Clutts is a football player

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hmmmmm. Bye Tony.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Revenge of the Jedi!

    Clutttsssss...

    If the Bears are serious about wanting an "H-Back" who can do everything, run, catch, block, tackle AND longsnap, they'll get him.

    Also, on a sidenote, I joined the evil empire and now am a twit. I held out for as long as possible.

    IF any of you guys are on twitter, here's my page.

    https://twitter.com/ButchDeadlift85

  • And once, I respected you, Butch.

  • Pussy. NTTAWWT.

  • Gotta hustle it, baby.

    Now that I'm part of the "blogerratti", I gotta "promote",

    In the words of the great entrepreneur:

    "We gotta expand. We gotta think big."

    - Scarface

  • Gotta give Butch some props on the roster. And myself.

    When I guesstimated the roster a few days ago, Butch pointed out the two biggest flaws.

    One was Onabum and the other was one too many db's instead of another d-lineman.

    Other than Bum and Hardin, I nailed the rest of the roster so far. I also had asterisks by Kyle Adams, Boggs, Ozogwa. No one else. Didn't forsee Tolliver or Irvin in the mix.

    Butch, if the Bears keep Irvin and Tolliver with Bennett in the PUP then you pretty much called the roster to this point.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I pretty much had the same roster you had (with some of the revisions).

    Toliver won't make the cut. He's a guy they want to stash on the PS.

    Boggs, Oz and maybe Adams too (if Adams qualifies still).

    We done good. And since Emery reads Da Blog, maybe we can get hired by the beloved.

  • Ok, some of you girls got your panties in a wad on last thread because I dared to suggest this season wouldn't be legit without a 12 win season.

    1. The Bears not only will win 12 games. They may very well go undefeated. That's right, laugh you suckers! I bet they'll be closer to 16-0 than 10-6. Do I think they are legit? Absolutely.

    2. Last year our Boys should have won 12 games with the Lovemiester's team. Injuries and some bad breaks cost them some sure wins on the schedule.

    3. If the Bears go 10-6 with an "ew", "harder schedule"(I'm so escared) and should the Bears squeak out a 10 or 11 win season and bow out of the playoffs early) then in my opinion, the season would have to be considered an absolute disaster. I don't think the Bears will win a SB with 10 or 11 wins this year. Bueller, Bueller......anyone? They need a minimum of 13 wins in order to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs which I believe is what they need if they have any hopes of winning it all this year. Our Boys need home field this year. Heck, 14 wins may not be enough for home field.

    3. We have more than a few aging vets on the team. If they don't win it all this year, be prepared to wait for another opportunity to bring home the glory with Peppers, Tillman and Briggs getting long in the tooth. After this year it's going to be almost impossible to gauge Trestmans success against Lovie's.

    4. Legit=Professionally respectably. Got it.....?get it....? doubt it!

    Bear down bozo's!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    "Undefeated" .?

    Seriously?

    New offense.

    Work-in-progress offensive line.

    Sorry, Trac. That statement is just not credible.

    It's actually quite "Bozo" itself.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They said the west could never be tamed too. Look at those wimps now, anti-gun hoochie smokin mama's boys now.

    Actually Albert I know 16-0 is a stretch but 10-6 or 11-5 is what pussies project!

    Da Bears!,

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Don't forget the Bears almost won 12 games with a bunk O-line and a horrible first time OC. We came within a gnat's ass of winning the Seattle, Texan's and Raiders games.

    C'mon guys, I know we had to suck wind over the last few season's but snap out of it man!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    "...almost won 12 games..." ?!?

    If wishes & buts were candy & nuts what a wonderful Christmas we'd have.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Trophies Trac, not games. Peyton Manning has won a bunch of games and lucked out in a Superbowl against a turd QB, no Tommie Harris or Mike Brown, and a HC who forgot TJ was on the team.

    Lombardis are legit. Pittsburgh 6 - Chicago 1. That is all. P

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    trac... ummmm... have you been hanging out with Irish lately?

    The drinks he buys and brings back to the table... do they taste.... funny? Do things start spinning after a few sips?

    Ahhh thailand, a magical place of beauty, heat, men dressed as women, and psychotropic mind altering substances.

    Send us a postcard boys!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The land of badly-paid work followed by looking after two three year olds on my todd, mate. FML.

    Need my Bears to be awesome this year.

  • dude, I thought you were going home. Fuck that stinking jungle and go back to the peatbogs mate.

    Go back to mum and dad.

  • http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000236509/article/jim-harbaugh-49ers-can-do-whatever-we-want

    Seriously? How bout winning a little something first

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    that's a ballsy and outrageous and almost impossible type comment to back up, you'd think he was a Detroit Lions fan/player/coach

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Et tu Brute? Just having fun Waffle.

    If you can dream and not make dreams your master. (RK)

    Oh how glorious 19-0 would be. I still remember how shocked I was when our beloved Bears spanked the Cowboys 44-0 when we won the title. Yes, it's good to dream sometimes.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    That was one of my favorite games ever. Especially as I was living in San Antonio at the time and all the Cowboys fans were saying the Bears hadn't beaten anyone.

    Someone (Otis Wilson maybe) said something along the lines of "They said before the game we hadn't beaten anybody. I guess we still haven't." It was fucking priceless.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I love that Ditka walked up to Coach Landry after the game and teary-eyed, said "Sorry Coach." , mortified his team had humiliated his legendary mentor. No ego, no "Yes!I beat the old bastard!". Just remorse. Class.

  • Everyone exhibits uncharacteristic behavior now and then.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    And how about the guy that wrote the piece comparing him to Belichic? An improbable NFC title hardly comoares with Belichick's success over the last 15 years. Its laughable. This clown is begging Harbaugh for a reach around.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    KInd of what I was thinking.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I hope they win in week one. Starting off with some Bungle meat and the Packers at 0-1 is something likely to happen.

  • I wish Webbum and Onabum had this kind of concentration for the Bears.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K6rX1AEi57c&feature=related

  • Jordan Palmer gone. Very interesting. Let's hope Cutty can get sustained protection all year long because I'm extremely uncomfortable with Josh McKown backing him up. We haven't had a legit backup qb since neckbeard.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I would feel very happy and comfortable making a playoff run with just Jay and Neckbeard. Jay plus three nutsacks, or Jay plus a guy who's been there, done it, and looks after the ball better than Cutler. The guy won ten games as a rookie, Troy Aikman shit the bed. Pay him what you were paying the other three combined. Get it done Phil.

  • Ode to Jordan Palmer.

    You were Carlton's brother.
    That will be all.

  • I like this.

    the thing below...

  • Just had a htought on seeing a link to a piece about what would have happened if .... Joe Flacco's hail mary agaisnt the Broncos didn't connect. and there we have it. Last year anyone on here suggesting that Flacco was elite would have been run off the blog. That pass is the only reason anyone can even utter the word elite in relation to him. One particular pass makes you elite. Wow. A receiver doing his job - or not - makes you elite.

    The receivers.

    Let's go Cutty, we need some silverware for Halas Hall before Ginny rings for the great butler in the sky.

    J'Marcus Webb : You rang m'lady?
    Ginny: Get down there and suck on that thing like it's got the antidote for your misery in it, OJ. I'll tell you when to stop.
    JW : Yes m'a'am.

    J'Marcus splayed the coarse, white horse-hair of his patron's pubis. As his fingers passed over the waxy parchment of his benefactor's wrinkled labia once more ... he hated himself a little more for the pact he had made as rookie from the seventh round ... he pictured it like a little beansprout in fish sauce, and closed his eyes .... "....I'm a tackle in the NFL ... I'm a tackle in the NFL ....."

  • you.......just made me puke a little in my mouth and laugh at the same time.

  • rare form

  • AWESOME!

  • That cracked me up.

  • That's exactly how it happened.

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/31/panthers-cut-jimmy-clausen/

    I know it sounds crazy but i'd take Clausen in a short passing attack West Coast scheme loaded with weapons over McCown.

    You're not asking Clausen to throw 20yd outs to the far side of the field. You're asking him to throw a 7 yd slant to a 6'5 video game character. i'd do it.

  • Greenburg over at ESPN's Chicago blog had a good piece yesterday, for those who may have missed it:

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/9615485/chicago-bears-plenty-reasons-optimistic-2013-season

    Thought it was a nicely balanced piece overall, esp. inre Cutler/Trestman.

  • "It's not fair, perhaps, but Marshall will always be judged by his past and looked at with caution because of his borderline personality disorder. All the courage he shows by admitting and talking about his problem is dismissed because he's a football player, not a role model."

    Nice paragraph, that. The world is so fickle.

  • have I told you guys lately how much I fucking diz-piiize this fucking website. smmfhvv.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hell, what's not to like man? Think of it this way...

    In an age where blogs and message boards have become almost as simple and seamless as having an actual conversation, Chicago Now has refused to be intimidated into upgrading the experience for it's members. Instead, they have continued their fine tradition of hiring 4th graders to manage the code, and left it's generic, white-out appearance intact.

    Tradition, when overseen by indifference and laziness, is always on full display here at CN, and someday, we'll all be talking about "The Good Old Days" when we were trapped in this empty, horizon-less Field of Memes.

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM3Mg==

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM3Mw==

  • A fine post. Well played, sir!

  • one way or another boys... we're fucked.

    http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/30/why-fukushima-is-worse-than-you-think/?hpt=hp_c2

    Humans are a fucking pathetic disgusting virus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Na9-jV_OJI

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this is what I'm going to use when the zombies come

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOoUVeyaY_8

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Man, does that mean no seafood for me?

    I can handle mercury, but radioactive mercury shrimp doesn't sound appetizing.

    I think someone in the comments section mentioned that the radiation will reach us in 2017. yikes.

  • yeah, japan getting us back a little. Revenge best served cold?

    Guess karma's a bitch.

    Fuck man, so many ways to die these days. Just a matter of time anyway I guess.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That last part is the deal MB. When I write regular email to folks, I almost always use the same closing. It is:

    Live each day.

    Do it, bro. We never know which today is our last.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    bingo dave... bingo.

  • The ocean is a cesspit, hence the massive increase in jellyfish population. Twenty years time? Dead. Game over.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "We're nothing but viruses with shoes"
    - Bill Hicks

  • Pick 'Em reminder:

    So far there's only 6 of us. Cmon folks it only takes 5mins of your week to fill in your choices!

    For all the newcomers, you simply pick against the spread each week and rate each game with confidence points. E.g. If you pick the Bears -4 against the Bengals week 1 with 16 confidence and the Bears win (naturally), you get a nice cool 16 points.

    Not so much bragging rights from this as from FF (curse you Butch!), but it's interesting to see how much money you would lose if you were silly enough to follow your terrible picks.

    link to site: http://yhoo.it/cLvCNG

    click on join a group. It's on Yahoo but you can sign in with google or facebook if you are 12.

    Group ID = 38240
    password = number6

    This will be posted once every thread or so.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Signed up. All in lads.

  • TEEEBOOOOWWWWWW TIIIIIIIIIME!!!!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1756897-twitter-reacts-to-tim-tebows-reported-release-from-patriots?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&hpt=hp_t2

    Oh, and skip bayless is a fucking moron. Jesus dude, just shut the fuck up you complete tool.

  • http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000233304/article/roster-cuts-for-all-32-nfl-teams

    oh and the jags just released Brandon Marshall... the linebacker. How fucking funny would it be to have two BMarshs

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We already have 2 BMarshs.

    I'll get me coat.

  • Was that a sybil reference?!

    +251

  • Just seen the final roster as of today. The Bears have 10 rookies on the team! The entire draft class and udfa Ford, CJ Wilson, Boggs, and Minter. Pretty impressive by Emery in his 1st draft with his guys.

    After adding the free agents this year, the Bears have 19 new players. After adding new players from last year, the Bears have 31 or 32 new players since Emery became GM. He's making this his team quickly.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I'm very happy with this.

    If LDL was still here, Webb would have made the roster, Unga would be somewhere and we'd have another 3rd round safety on the team who would no doubt be red shirted.

    Here's to the future.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    cheers!

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Perhaps tempering enthusiasm until we see what these guys can do is prudent. But Emery has certainly made his mark. And the biggest one of all is the coaching staff.

    Only 8 days more to wait.

    Well, 7 and 3/4

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm just happy that Emery and Trestman aren't complacent. Garza is the only o-lineman from the Angelo regime and Bennett the only receiver.

    I know it's a work in progress and there will be some growing pains. On paper I'm liking what I see. Guys that stood out to me in preseason like Boggs, Minter, and Ford made the team and chumps like Webb and Hardin got cut. That didn't always hapen in the past.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Definitely agree; there were some real mysteries on the roster in the past.

  • http://tracking.si.com/2013/08/31/jets-rex-ryan-move-on-from-mark-sanchez/?sct=hp_t2_a3&eref=sihp

    buh bye mark.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'll believe it when they cut him.

  • There goes Irish's man crush.

    I'm sure 31 other teams will be clamouring to get their waiver wire bid in.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    oh god... here we go...

  • Bama looking pretty fucking pedestrian vs. the hokies.

    This the year they come back to earth, or just a first game slow start?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I subscribe to the latter of those choices but i suspect Mr. Saban will make life more-hell-rhan-usual this week the Tide.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/82919/chicago-bears-cut-down-analysis

  • http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2013-08-31/tim-tebow-released-cut-by-patriots-will-tweets-play-qb-corinthians?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D366962

    Dude, it's time to pursue your other dream of making millions and millions duping good southern people into giving you all their money during your rousing weekly mega church sermons.

    Ascend my son, you are blessed. Go forth and prosper. MB30SD 21:8

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Doesn't even have to be that underhanded MB. Tebow could sell pretty much anything he wants to to all those rich Florida boosters and all those other rich mega church supporters and he'll be just fine. Take your pick: cars, insurance, investment vehicles, houses, whatever he wants.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I don't think it's underhanded on his part at all NB and Tobi. I was more speaking to how those churches work, not tebow.

    I was mostly just pushing buttons. hee hee

    That said, I'm relatively sure jesus is the product he wants to sell most.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I really don't believe Tim Tebow is motivated by money, I think he's truly motivated by his Christian beliefs. Although they're a bit too evangelical and overt to fit in my religious comfort zone, I do not question his genuineness or sincerity. There's been a lot written about him but nobody has ever suggested that he's a hypocrite. He might suck as an NFL QB but I think in the larger picture, he's definitely a positive force. Anyway, I'd rather have Tim Tebow living next door than Pacman Jones in his heyday..

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    The George Foreman Reggie Williams route for him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is why I used to try to point out the difference between true worship of God and false religion on da blog a couple of years ago. There is a cost attached with misrepresenting what the Bible teaches because those that don't believe can see the error and hypocrisy that is sometimes practiced and in turn many reject everything about Christianity and some that do believe and are ignorant are misled because they don't take the time to study the Bible for themselves. There is only one way to the Christian faith and it's the Spirit of God that draws his people to him, not some slick snake oil salesman.

    In short, there will be a reckoning. Pointing out the errors of others is no excuse when it comes to rejecting God and I do believe there will come a day when ALL will be held accountable for every word and for every deed but make no mistake, judgement begins in the house of the Lord.

    Absolute truth is absolute but as Pilot said, "what is truth". Jesus came to speak of the truth and that is why he was murdered.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Testify! Well said Trac. I love a sprinkling of scripture to break up the testosterone here.

    Now when do we get around to casting out the moneylenders? I could be swayed to that crusade.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I was mostly pulling fingers trac. I don't go in for the fire and brimstone stuff... isn't that more my people's thing? hee hee

    Besides, I have a get out of jail free card. Iz onea da chozen peoplez.

    I figure it this way... if I do good in life and 99% of the things I do are for good and right... I should be ok no matter what. That and we're all wormfood.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hear ya. I like to go fishing from time to time to see what I can catch? No worries mate. I really get it though. The crap people preach drives me crazy at times.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I know you do. hahahaha.

    All in all, if religion makes you a better person, then hallelujah... it's done its true job.

  • Anyone? Irish?

    Titans boot 16-game starter

    "The Tennessee Titans worked hard this offseason to rework their offensive line, following a disheartening 2012 effort. In addition to using a first-round draft on Chance Warmack, the Titans also plucked guard Andy Levitre and center Rob Turner off the free-agent market. Those developments squeezed out of the lineup Fernando Velasco, who started every game as the Titans’ center last season."

    http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/31/notable-saturday-nfl-cuts-austin-collie-danny-watkins-lose-roster-battles/?sct=nfl_t2_a1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We got Tyler Boggs as our future center.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Collie is a baller! Slot guy. Injured though I think.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes. no hesitation, with Earl's history. Yes. Is Weems still a Bear? By Eric.

    Collie please (depending on his injury).

    Okay, slight hesitation and medical checkup.

  • Irish, Austin Collie is one step away from being a veggie. He has had double the amount of concussions as Earl and is not as good. He also has hamstring and knee issues.

    No Fucking Way.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You are correct sir, ah yes, he was that guy.

    And I hope to God we see J'Marcus this season. preferably twice.

  • this fucking thing on?

    Anyone watching college ball?

    heeeerroooooooo?

  • shocking that people want to kick this little turd's ass. smh.

    http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-attacked-toronto-nightclub-report-190000240-us-weekly.html

  • here's one for GP: http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/the-jabbeke-jaguar-xk-120-1377903290-slideshow/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ://yhoo

  • In reply to MB30SD:

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

  • http://www.break.com/video/ugc/chamelion-xle-383947

    This one.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    can you fucking believe Phil Hartman's crazy motherfucking wife killed him?!?! Jesus, crazy people suck

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Shot him while he slept. Maaang.

  • bitches be crAAAAaaaazy irish.

    and you know this..... maaAAN!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTPi2Tlxm3c

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Loved Phil Hartman. He was funny as hell. His Clinton impersonation was priceless.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    He was probably my favorite SNL member. A couple favorites that come to mind - his role as the washed up actor with John Lovitz as the Hollywood producer and as the waiter in the Mr. Short Term Memory skit with Tom Hanks but there were so many others. A bit of trivia - he was a graphic artist first and designed the Deja Vu album cover for CSN&Y..

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Haha. Good stuff. I just posted the clip of Chris Farley's "Down by the river" and Phil Hartman was probably the only one of them that didn't laugh. Weird to think they'd both be dead already.

    I've always liked this little bit part by Hartman in "So I married an axe murderer"

    http://youtu.be/QOYeW864w3Q

  • vicky

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Best era of SNL for me was his. They called him the glue that held the show together, he helped everybody.

  • clemson looks like they might take this game.

    been a fan since the danny ford days. booyah

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    but thier d can't tackle worth sheeeeeeeit.

  • here you go irish: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/08/30/exp-pmt-jim-mcmahon-chicago-bears-nfl-settlement.cnn.html

  • talk about a tough old badger maings: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/nelson-mandela-discharged-hospital_n_3851782.html?1378035859

  • 7 added to Bears p-squad: QB Jerrod Johnson, WR Ricardo Lockette, Fendi Onobun, Aston Whiteside, Harvey Unga, Jerry Franklin, Demontre Hurst

    Per TWITTER.

    Tweet tweet, mothafuckers!

  • I swear, Harvey Unga will end up having more lives than a cat...

  • wtf?!?!? how is unga still alive?!?!

  • Now tell me TT doesn't desreve Unga's or Fendi's spot ... christ on a bike.

  • You know someone will sign Edwin, why isn't he on there? If folk go down in week one ....

  • Bwaaaaaahahahahaha...Vikings pick up J'marcus Webb..Have fun with that, Queens... Gosh I'd love to see him face us during week 2... http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-jmarcus-webb-20130901,0,4076985.story

  • omg. mayweather v canelo...

    that is going to be a fucking butchering. The irishman has NO shot. Sorry irish and DY.

  • Can someone explain to me the logic behind bombing Syria? The talking heads and some politicians seem gung ho. Estimates are over 100,000 killed already and countless others mangled. Since gasses were used to kill about 1% of the dead instead of the humane methods of bullets, shrapnel, fire, and collapsed buildings, we should go bomb and kill some people I guess to prove "a point".

    Who would the US be fighting for, a ruthless dictator or Al-Quada backed rebels? Last I heard we were in a global war on "terror".

    The bombs we would drop would undoubtedly be depleted uranium bombs, like the 1000's of tons used in Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other countries. Of course the Pentagon and Energy Dept. say there are no health risks. Who the fuck are they crappin'? These weapons are "dirty bombs". The weapons were first used in the 1991 gulf war. Today over 1/3 of the veterans from that war are on some form of disability. There was only a few days of fighting but all these vets have "Gulf War Syndrome".

    The US used 5 times the amount of depleted uranium of gulf war 1 in the first year of war #2. Depleted uranium 238 is enriched uranium left over from the cold war. Funny how the MSM never talks about the subject.

    Diatribe done for now. Watch out for the Vikings. They got Webb nation.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I get the whole power vacuum thing, but we've seen this countless times before right (like every time)...

    There actually a name for it... can't remember now and too lazy to look it up. My college poli sci courses were a long time ago.

    Basically, that shit doesn't work and the 'rebels' we fund and armto bring down the current brutal anti-american regime just ends up being the next brutal anti-american regime.

    There's no good way out of it for us. I advocate we stay away and let the powerful, competent, and action filled UN take care of it. Nothing brings fear into the heart of insurgents like french soldiers wearing blue helmets.

    smh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love this South Park scene from the trilogy.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2xRLNZzzNZY

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is a funny article.

    http://thenewstalkers.com/m/discussion?id=6450411%3ATopic%3A620474

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Hahahahaha... awesome. Love cleese.

    This was my favorite, "The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France ‘s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability."

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    correction. Depleted uranium 238 is the by product of enriched uranium. I messed up that sentence.

    Mb, I agree it's not our fight. Unfortunately, now we have a war on terror that will never end. The terrorists are taking over our Imagination.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Fuck em Cor. We no longer need to be the world's police. You want to gas your own people? That shit will catch up to you one way or another. Most of the world either hates us for intervening or hates us for not intervening. So we intervene when its in our own best interest. That's my stance. Syria is of little consequence to me so why bother. There are atrocities committed everyday, all over the work, but this particular one is done by a method we disapprove of. So we have to prove our point as you said.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I'm happy Obama pulled back to allow some debate on the issue. Let calmer heads prevail.

    I need to retract my statements above about depleted uranium. I was pissed off and trying to make a point. My comments about the health effects of uranium weapons is conjecture. I shouldn't have said that without proof.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Must be what the focus groups and polls told him to do.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Actually O'bomber pulled back because his puppet masters realized that it was not a popular move. Syria is a proxy war. I'm all for pulling every single American service member back from that region. Bring them all home now!

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Preach it Cor, you're right on. Since August 1945 we've had evidence of very much wholly intact Uranium usage. The shadows of people on the walls are still visible apparently. The military answers only to the military, if it can be done then they're already doing it.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    As I've said many times before here, wars on nouns cannot be won. Simply because one cannot articulate the victory conditions.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I talked about war on nouns several times in debates. Thank you for that information! Sincerely. I forgot where I heard that first.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    To prove the lib media never sees it right - what they pilloried Bush for they will lionize Obama. Just watch.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    bordering on righty dogma dave. keep it clean, otherwise you start losing people

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    In 1981, Israel surprised the world by blowing up Iraq's nuclear reactor. If the US were to do something, that is the model.

    If we're going to "send a message" with some logic to it, we should try to get intelligence on where the chemical weapons are housed and then flatten the place with enough napalm to neutralize whatever harmful chemicals might otherwise get into the air.

    Whether there is such a place, and whether we have that intelligence... these are things that we may never know.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Didn't Israel bomb Syria several years ago? I don't remember either side saying what they bombed.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    And the poor bastards working in McDonalds pay for it.
    And so it goes ....

  • i get the paper version, was a good read: http://www.gq.com/entertainment/sports/201309/junior-seau-nfl-death-concussions-brain-injury

    also, can't find it online, but if you're in a bookstore and you can look at the Colin kapernik cover issue, go to the back and there's a hilarious compare/contrast of cutty and rodgers. I'll retype the funnies part for you guys (you're welcome)

    " guy walks into a bar bathroom, sees a drunken cutler taking a leak. Tells cutler he's a big fan and a fellow vandy alum.... before he can finish anything more cutler cuts him off by shouting over him,. "DOOOOOOONNNNNN'TTTTTTT CAAAAAARRRRRRRREEEEEE!"

    Cutler has never denied the story. "It could be true" he once said.

    BAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAAH! I have to admit that I fucking LOOOOOOLLLED at that shit. So fucking awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, and rodgers is such a fucking douche in comparison. What an assclown that guy is.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't care. He's a better QB. I'd swap Cutler for him in a heartbeat. Or less.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol

  • http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/200502/best-breasts-boobs-film-history#slide=1

    welcome.

  • I never knew Jeff picked up prostitutes at the Hyatt.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    he was talking about shady.

  • I've finalized my analysis of the Bears roster, the new offensive scheme, the upgrades at various positions and particular players playing on one year/final year deals.

    The record of the Bears will be 13-3 and even then it was hard for me to think they would lose 3.

    This record is valid as long as Cutler/Marshall/Jeffrey/Forte/M.Bennett remain healthy.

    Oh, and I just found out that I have to miss the first game...which is nice. Anyways, the season of destiny is about to begin. Cutlers season of redemption is upon us. He's about to play a season with a real offensive team around him and real grown up big boy coaches and playcallers. How spoiled he is.

    It will be his finest hour. The Bears are going to the post season.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Waffle's right by Job(e)! 13-3 is a no brainer. Testify brother!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'll be watching Garza on every snap. That is all.

  • This year Garza will be surrounded by more hogs than a young Czech girl who has made poor life choices when getting into "modeling"

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/oakland-raiders-cut-qb-tyler-wilson-fourth-round-184531227--nfl.html

    ....because he sucked cock Irish....because he sucked that bad.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Apparently he couldn't hit the old barn door at ten paces. I'm still waving the kyle orton t-shirt on the end of a stick until further notice

  • uh, am i the only guy that wants to bang Nicole Zaloumis of NFL AM??
    I'm trying to listen to her predictions of who will win the AFC east and my brain keeps on reverting to images of her with a huge penis shaped microphone and some slutty Carolina Panther cheerleaders messing about in the background.

    Too much? Too early?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Her predictions for the AFC East. That's funny.

  • Our 16-time Bear.

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/22265409-606/16-time-bears-cut-survivor-patrick-mannelly-has-seen-em-go.html

  • Yo, Roy's website is gone ?! chicagofootballtalk ...... Erik?

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