DaBearsBlog is Hiring! (Sort of)

DaBearsBlog is Hiring! (Sort of)

This is something of a job listing. DaBearsBlog is looking to hire someone for a very specific project this coming season.

Job Musts:

  1. You must be available for each and every Chicago Bears game this coming season and be willing to "work" during the course of the game.
  2. You must be comfortable with Twitter. This does not only mean creating Tweets but also engaging potential followers.
  3. You must be able to put together coherent sentences. (Literacy is a definite plus.)

As most of you know, DaBearsBlog's move back to independence has been delayed by my own career. This position would be the first time I've welcomed someone into the inner circle of DBB and you would be at the top of the list for our first string of hires once we leave ChicagoNow. It's not a guarantee but it's a nice step for someone looking to get involved.

Contact:

Email me if you're interested: jeff@dabearsblog.com

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  • I know we have some fine candidates available to fit this job. Cant wait to see who wants it and who Jeff picks. This is gonna be fun!

  • Perfect job for Waffle. That would be some great reading. Especially when the followers get stupid, testy, or a bit trollish. Johnny?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    haha, thank Wad, i'm flattered but it would take a more measured and coherent operative to effectively do this job.

    My tweets would be:

    Fuck!!!!! (negative play)

    Fuck yeah!!!! (positive play)

    Fucking take it!!!!! (huge hit by Bears player)

    Fuck you!!!!! (bad call by ref, bad challenge/no challenge by bears)

    You have got to be fucking kidding me!!!! (Injury to bears starter, slip and fall resulting in broken thumb for cutler, Conte lining up 40 yards downfield and routinely giving up 25 yard seam routes, etc)

    That's fucking right!!!! (bears win, other divisional team losing in a different game, bears punching it in from the goal line, etc.

  • In reply to Machine Marshall:

    A pattern emerges there...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think my online persona swears too much.

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    nah...lol

  • It's like the Wonka Golden Ticket!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    or "The Circle of Trust"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dSvsp3dxvc

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    or maybe this?:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHJGoZpFeM8

  • Can anyone explain to me why Sam Wyche is a douche? and what's with all the "hate" he has with the Bears?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    he's a typical, lazy, national talking head that doesn't do enough research on the Bears and doesn't know how they'll do so he relies on storylines from 2010 and pessimistic middle of the road prognostications so he doesn't look like a dickhead when the Bears do the opposite of what he says they will.

  • In reply to Machine Marshall:

    Are you talking about the old Cincy coach?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no, sam wyche jr from nfl network. The fact that some of these guys get to talk about football all day is unbelievable.

    The fact that they get to talk about it all day and they suck at talking about it makes it a greek tragedy.

  • Viva and Twitter don't mix.

  • In reply to Viva:

    #viviatwitterdon'tmix

  • I've been live blogging Bears games on this site since '07.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shay-Dee!
    Shay-Dee!
    Shay-Dee!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Sounds like you have some back pay coming.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Not pay back, I've just been training for this moment for a while now... Outside of the whole Twitter thing smh.

  • In reply to Shady:

    +2

  • Working during the course of the game would ruin my halftime BJ mandate.

    I went to Bourbonnais last week to check out the boys.

    Some points of note:
    1. Craig Steltz looks like a combination of Margaret Pelligrini on skates and the "I got no legs" guy from KIDS. I don't know why this guy is still on the roster. He looks more the part of a Kenny Chesney roadie than an NFL safety.
    2. Michael Bush looks like a fat, broken down Chistian Okoye, minus the not being Nigerian thing.
    3. Sean Jensen is the tallest Asian I've ever seen. I told his big bird ass to sit the fuck down in annual DBB fashion.
    4. Isiah Frey looks like a mulatto 2010 DJ Moore. He will lead the team in picks this year and solidify the nickel spot for years to come.
    5. Matt Forte is fully healthy and his passing abilities will finally be taken advantage of in the new system. lots of screen action in practice.
    6. Long looks like an angry juggulo on glass minus the gay face makeup
    7. You simply can't deny the Cut-Arosh chemistry; reminiscent of Miller to Waddle from the mid 90s.
    8. Bear the fuck down. 11-5, SB champions.

    Why do I feel like the Lions will be our greatest competition in the central? I finally think that Stafford steps up to the plate and all their collective potential and talent are realized this year.

  • In reply to Crown:

    I'm thinking more and more that we'll only carry 5 WR's if we keep Hester and that it's between DA, Weems, Wilson and Golden.

    I hear nothing about Tolliver but Golden is still getting reps. Anderson has effectively made the squad by being more badass than anyone else.

    There simply won't be enough room on the roster and enough balls to go around for the top 4 WR's if we keep 6 WR's.

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    Golden caught my eye out there. People have been talking him up. Looking forward to seeing what these lanky WRs got on fri

  • In reply to Crown:

    I played against Long in highschool, he was a beast and he was cocky as hell! I kinda hate that I have to root for a former enemy lol. If he helps us win, I don't care at all. Space Mountain!

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Holy shite pipe shagger. You played against long in hs? I though you were a euro bears fan from Oslo

  • In reply to Crown:

    Haha OSOS is Spanish for El Niño.

  • In reply to Shady:

    For those of you who no "habla espanol"

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

  • In reply to Shady:

    Damn shady, you got it wrong too, maing. "Osos" is Bears in spanishhh....

  • In reply to Crown:

    Hahaha! "Osos" means Bears in Spanish! I got a scholarship to attend HS in Virginia, our highschools were bitter rivals.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Every year is the year Detroit will realize their potential. Whoever patented the Detroit Hype Machine is a rich bastard.

    Their coach is an amatuer. They are going nowhere.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Exactly.

  • In reply to Crown:

    How do you and GP not run into each other?!

    1. Zibokowski might be the new Steltz
    2. I'm not that fond of Bush (get your mind out of the gutter!). Yes, he was injured last year, but if you guys remember, before we got him and we were discussing HB options mid Forte-lockout, I pointed out that Bush wore down towards the end on the Raiders.

    That trend continues with us. That's why I want a young hungry BIG HB from some unknown college to take Armando Allen's spot. That's one position I'm keeping an eye on in these P.S. games.

    Still, Forte is HORRENDOUS at the goaline/short yardage, so Bush serves a role.

    3. I know 6'0 Chinese twins. They also got big boobs. It's like out of folklore.

    4. The Frey hype is real, eh? Alshon and Frey might make up for Shea, Hardin and Rodriguez. Maybe.

    5. One of the reasons Emery cited for releasing Lovie was for failing to use Forte creatively. I found this a bit pecuiliar, but when the boss points out that he joneses for some Forte, the new guy is going to oblige.

    Forte was kept in a lot last year to chip, so some might feel bad for Tice because he was just trying to keep Cutler alive.

    DON'T.

    Tice was responsible for the bad Oline which made Forte a glorified FB.

    6. That's funny. Only detroit could create Jugguloing.

    7. 'Shadoo's gotta a lot to do for WR roster spots are few.

    8. +1.

    Lions are like us under Lovie. They SHOULD win and inspire fear, but they don't because we all know that somehow, someway, their coach will find a way to sabotage their talent.

  • To illustrate just how bad Forte is in goaline situations, I will paraphrase quote an FF stat nerd Christopher Harris.

    'Forte has forty carry attempts from inside the three yard line. He has scored nine touchdowns. NINE. For comparison's sake, Foster has had forty six attempts and scored twenty six times.'

    Yes, the Oline was much worse for Forte, but Bush has probably scored more TDs then Forte with that same exact Oline and far less attempts.

    This is why Forte wasn't going to get A.P. money.

  • My 2012 BOY (blogger of the year) award goes to you 4ever. You're truly a man of football substance.

  • In reply to Crown:

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

  • In reply to Crown:

    Here is my thank you speech.

    http://youtu.be/OnME92JU9zc

  • In reply to Crown:

    + 1

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    I believe Michael Bush will be a good backup. I don't understand the dislike of Hardin.
    The guy has been injury prone, so of course that sucks... but I think he has talent and will turn out to be a good player.
    Rodriquez had some nice pass catches and yards after catch against Miami. My first thought was "shit". My second thought was "yeah, we are that good...can't make our squad, but off you go".

  • In reply to Crown:

    See? Shabba. Waddle. Waddle. Shabba.

    The halftime BJ could be the cherry on top. Crown's Chicago Bears show and #halftimeBJ could have thousands of followers.

  • Wow! What an opportunity! This would be sooo awesome! I would love to be hired but there are definitely great, highly intelligent guys more qualified than I ever will be. My vote goes to either Artoo, MB, Shady, Ender.... Good luck to whoever gets considered!

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Ender and I have a huge project we are working on. Had this been back in January or March, I would have jumped on it.

    That being said, Butch, if you can step up your number of post, I think you would be the ideal/perfect candidate for this site.

    Everyone loves your stuff and I think having someone from here, which makes me believe that Jeff might hire someone outside the blog, would just make everyone comment more.

  • The reason I didn't post more on the Bearsfam was because you said you were moving, so I figure I'd save all my wit and charm for your new site.

    Ppl on here are probably tired of me anyways lol

    I've already got two articles just waiting, 'Too.

  • I'll be damned if you are going to say "People on here are probably tired of me anyways lol" I call bullshit.

    I know why you couldn't post on my site lol

  • +several. Bullshit indeed

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Indeed. The only person on here who annoys me is me.

  • 4ever, you should be good to re-register now.. we had a few hiccups but all seems good to go. I think I even sent you an email.

  • keep it up Butch, we enjoy content.

  • I am not going to take all the credit for this but I had a feeling about this kid since last year and you know that scouts and the NFL aren't perfect. These teams pass up on guys all the time that could've made it in the league but for some reason just didn't stick.

    I feel like Anderson and DA are those guys. They fit with the Bears and Anderson is going to fucking kill someone this year on specials. DA , if he makes the team, will contribute.

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/21788610-606/failure-isnt-an-option-for-bears-receiver-joe-anderson.html

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    I've had the same feeling, sir. This year, check out Zach Minter,mn I think he will light up some OLines for years to come once he gets acclimated to NFL play. SPACE MOUNTAIN!

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    Still don't get the DA love. Who gives a fuck about "chemistry" with Cutler?

    Hardly a distinguished resume (I lol'ed at "amassing" 96 yards for 2007; one of you guys write that article?)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devin_Aromashodu

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AromDe00.htm

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I know it's weird but when DA is on the field he makes plays for the Bears.

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    This^. I hope DA makes the cut

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    Stats prove otherwise. You base your opinion on a game against the Lions. The. Lions.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm with you on this one.

    What's with the Bears leadership thinking they can cut/trade someone, get them back a few years later, and the player is *better*? Age is not an ally in the NFL.

    DA, Chris Harris, Booker, etc.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    we were looking for an experienced WR that we know can play specials and actually make some plays. DA is like 29 with no injuries.

    When we brought back Harris he was voted All Pro in 2010...which is nice.
    Booker was old as fuck when we brought him back and our quarterbacks were fucking dogshit at that time.

    DA, if he made the team, would be a 5th or 6th WR and would have 5 catches all year. It actually makes no difference.

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    Don't we have a bunch of guys standing out on specials already? Most of the rookies know if they want to make the squad, they have to show up there.

    DA Experienced? Sure. DA Good? That remains to be seen, and typically when the jury is out this long, it's not the case.

    Harris did have a good season, then he rested on his laurels, got benched, and quit. Hard to foresee that, sure.

    Booker was old as fuck. What were they thinking? Especially if your QB's are bad. Why try to fix that by pulling a veteran at a position that *depends* on the QB?

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    i don't know, that's probably why they got rid of angelo and lovie.

    fuck angelo.

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    We have an experienced WR that can make plays on specials. His name is Devin. David Hester.

    Compare the fucking numbers.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HestDe99.htm
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AromDe00.

    Hester, *by performance*, is clearly a far better *WR* than Devin Aromashodu. None of you want Hester as a WR, but you want DA?!?

    And when it comes to special teams, I know which Devin *I* want.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    So do we want Wilson over Shabba? A skinny rookie? He'd be lucky to make a catch this year. One more concussion for Earl and he's gone, right? Given the win-now attitude, I don't think we need to be carrying any rooks. Don't ahve the time to train them up. Fill the roster with guys who can play now to win now. Get a Lombardi in the bag and then worry about building a new team.

    This is the most recent outing for DA I could find. Took a pretty wobbly pass from McNabb on a nice in-route. He's no burner, but he's got hands.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3wbzFocA8Y

  • I am worried about Earl. You guys know I like his game a lot, but if he can't stay on the field...

    *If* Aromashodu makes the roster, there is no way I'm going to root against him (as some like to do with CD). If he pans out as a Bear, then great.

    I'm just not going to anoint him until he proves he can hang with the big dogs.

  • Kenny Chesney Roadie. Ha!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How you been gp? I hope you haven't budged on your never getting married again vow...Now, that's a sign of commitment that I can appreciate.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Nope. I'm the anti-Gollum. The ring can go fuck off.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Did you not prenup?

  • In reply to Viva:

    When I was 27? No. I didn't.

    Not only that, she was 24 and I picked up HER student loans and paid THEM off.

    So you see Artoo? You see what happens? Young and stupid. DON'T DO IT MAN! RUN! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahaha

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Need to remember that one. Not that I regret the marriage thing I did. It's just funny, that's all.

  • As much as I'd like to apply for the position, I still think I'm under qualified when compared to some of the other bloggers here.

    GP seems ridiculously smart... if I get a vote, which I doubt, he's it.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    Shady outranks me by 3 years on DBB, he WANTS the job - he knows the team as well as anyone here, and he would engage the people on Twitter.

    And, having had my ass handed to me 500 times by Shady in CoD on PS3, I can vouch that he's quick on the draw. Which I understand is important in this Twitter thing that all the kids these days use.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    lol... quick thumbs and twitter experience. Sure wish THAT was on my resume!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Well played. But listen, you have to realize social media matters in business these days, especially for this particular industry. Whatever I think of Twitter's impact on society and humans in general, I understand why it's important for business. I'd be willing to give micro blogging a shot. Is it's really much different from what you and I do on a regular basis? You'd just be limited to only 140 characters...

  • In reply to Shady:

    Go for it, Shady. I think you'd be good at it.

    For me, this blog provides more than enough opportunity for me to publicly make an idiot of myself.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    When are you gun-toting girls going to lay down the pea-shooters and climb in some tanks with me and Ender? The Chicago Bears Clan, I like the sound of that.

  • +1

  • Bears extra w forte on 670 now

  • Does anyone on here know much about Access? I'm learning it right now on my own and practicing because I have a job opportunity.

    I'm just curious if anyone has any old homework or practice questions that they did.

    I have the "Access for Dummies" but it just tells me everything instead of helping me practice. Make sense? Just curious. I know we have computer nerds on here.

  • I used in grad school in the early 90s. What do you want to do with it?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I want to do whatever my boss wants me to do with it.

    He runs his own company and he does a lot of the work on his own. He doesn't have enough time to educate me on what I need to know about access but he basically uses it to help business owners keep track of large amounts of data.

    If I can learn how to operate it somewhat decently, he'll hire me. If not, he's going to try to get someone from one of the local colleges.

    It's not a do or die situation. Just a good opportunity is all.

  • Well then, start with a SQL book. Because you should think of Access as a very basic DB, think of it as a giant multi-tabbed Excel sheet, except one of the columns can be binary data, like a JPEG or a AVI, if you want to be.

    But the query language is the part you need. Until you get the basics there, the form builders and stuff is like using a Mac, you think you know computers but all you know is a GUI.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It looks so easy and simple.

    Thanks for the advice. Hopefully, I just learn some cool stuff and possibly a great job opportunity.

  • I've used it extensively in the past and currently use it for my business, under use it actually. Do a search, there has got to be online tutorials that include practice lessons. And you'll have to be patient with yourself, you're not going to pick it up in a weekend. Access is a database app which requires you to kind of think in three dimensions unlike Excel which is basically two dimensions (until/unless you start linking worksheets/spreadsheets to each other)....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Well, I haven't found anything that's what I should practicing.

    I know a google search seems simple but it's all the same "plan your database out,"This button will let you save your files,"

    I need something that says "Enter in all of this shit, organize it, then we will show how to customize it."

    You'll probably say go to school or take a class but I don't have enough time to do that. However, I'm sure I'll being classes next fall in GA.

  • This one isn't free but it is reasonably priced and with a cursory look through, it seems to have what you'd need:

    http://www.lynda.com/Access-training-tutorials/140-0.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Search-Biz-Access&utm_content=54mQ0xNE&utm_term=%2Baccess%20%2Btutorials&gclid=CNmK1qmi77gCFcbm7Aod_k4AFg

  • Access is horrible. It's got VBA on the back-end right? I used to support and develop in Object PAL for Paradox and was always comparing it to Access. It wasn't backwards compatible because they always wanted you buying the next version.

    Just learn SQL for starters, and look up 'relational databases'. A database is useless unless the key field in the customer database is linked to the customer field in the orders.DB etc.

    Then, get into the sample database on Access (used to be called Northwind?). Play around with the formbuilder and adding deleting records from buttons you create for example. But don't think you'll pick it up like Excel, databases are a very precise, delicate business. To do it properly you will have to learn programming/querying and know about relational databases. Nothing is conceptually hard about databases. Facebook, for exampke, is just a series of linked lists, nothing more.

    If he's serious and knows what he's doing he shouldn't really be using Access for 'large amounts' of data. Then it should either be Oracle forms, or Delphi. But you could basically do the front end in whatever you want and link it to MS Access tables through the ODBC driver.

  • Is the job opportunity in 1998?

  • (smh) Access. I remember taking a class on Access my sophomore year at IU. Jebus Artoo, I can't imagine having to teach myself the basics especially if you aren't familiar with Excel.

    Looking back at the class the first thing I remember learning about was garbage in garbage out, or GIGO, meaning you have to work with clean data or else your results are going to be useless. I also remember learning the basics for the first couple of weeks and then working on different projects for the rest of the semester. The professor would provide Access files full of data and we would run query after query trying to come up with meaningful ways to interpret and filter the data for "real world" applications. All in all it was some of the most difficult work I did while in school.

    You hear a lot about businesses (and the government) collecting tons of raw data. That data on it’s own is relatively useless. But if you have a tool to mine that data like Access, you can gain all sorts of useful information. But the key is knowing what you're looking AT, what you're looking FOR and HOW to look for it. As GP mentioned the queries and algorithms are probably the most important and the most difficult parts of using Access.

    And like Tobi said, you're smart enough to understand it, but you're going to need a TONS of patience, a TONS of practice and a mentor who can help you get past the tricky parts. Unless you're used to taking on these difficult kinds of projects by yourself, you're much better off taking a course where you can learn more quickly. But even then it's really fucking hard. Good luck R2.

  • Am I stupid to be stoked to watch a pre-season game on Fox tomorrow night? I know Jeff tells us it doesn't matter, but I can't help it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It matters. Guys are fighting for jobs. Some of these guys will see the field due to injuries to starters and backups.

    I could watch gradeschool football.

    I'm watching 3 preseason games right now.

  • In reply to Season of Destiny:

    Anything but the Cubs!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Trestman is coaching/playcalling his first game in the NFL in years. Young guys on D getting their feet wet, etc.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I wonder if those pirate feeds will be carrying preseason games. I wouldn't mind watching tomorrow night...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff is right. But I can't help it either

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    In reply to gpldan:

    It does not matter one bit. Not one. Everything you think you see, will be forgotten. But for now, it's all we have and it has great entertainment/curiosity value.
    Story Lines
    o-line performance - technique, positioning, power..more then anything
    TE - rediscovery
    LBs- see what the youngsters have

    That's what I'm watching for. Don't care much about what the recievers do, or the offensive sets. Want to see them move the ball, only so they can get into more situations and run more plays.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    How does it not matter? It's a live action test for the following things:

    a. how the rookies pick up the NFL game to a degree including Long, Greene, Bostic, Wilson and Washington
    b. how Isaih Frey performs
    c. how backups like Pope, Anderson, DA, Golden, Tolliver etc will fare in making the real roster.
    d. how Lineman like Britton, Mills and undrafted guys like Lindeman and Lonergan look. PJ Longergan might be the center of the future.
    e. how Trestman calls plays
    f. how the backup DE's play like Whiteside, Ozugwu, Irving and Jamaal Anderson
    g. injuries

    I think it's entertaining because the score doesn't matter but the aspects of the game matter very much.

  • Sausagebacon having a fantastic first game of preseason for the Bengals.

  • In reply to Shady:

    it was nice seeing him out there. That little rascal.

  • Four quarters of vanilla.

  • Since I do not tweet, the point is moot.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I truly understand your hatred for Twitter. I really do.

    I used to be the same way. It takes time. It takes patience. That doesn't mean you can't blog or shouldn't send Jeff your resume.

  • @larrymayer
    The game is just under four hours away now ... oh wow, the donut guy ... cool ... I only had a carrot shake for breakfast LOL!

    Etc.

  • Watching the highlights of these games ....

    - Who doesn't suck? Mike Glennon. I'd swap him for Marquess Wilson any day of the week. He'll be a really good QB one day if he's not insane.

    - Either Brandon Weeden is good, or his line is very very good.

    - Nice to see Sanzy return one for the Bengals, and then catch another receiving. Sorry Sanzy, it's superbowl year and we have competition at receiver for a change.

    - Josh Johnson ... or Jesse James? A more athletic version of Randall Cunningham. Playing small-ball, the Bears could do worse than offer up a Hester/Earl trade for a Glennon/Johnson. Honestly, Matt Blanshard is a fkn nobody and Luke McCown is Luke McCown or Cade McNown or Todd Collins or I don't know who. Kirk Cousins or Pat White. Are our backups better than either of those guys? If Cutler goes down, whatshisname is our quarterback. F@#$! The last backup we had that I liked was Brian Griese. Enough Walter Payton Man of the Year award candidates ... let's just have a guy that can play some fkn football.

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    I coached Mike Glennon in youth football. He's great in the pocket. Get's in trouble when he needs to move to much, but at each level he has competed at youth football, HS, College, he's always outperformed expectations.

    No idea if he has enough to make a go in the NFL. But he will never embarrass your program, or give less than 100% effort.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Wow.

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    In the Ex Bear category....
    Can Hanie Convince Ravens Need Three QBs?

    The Ravens haven’t kept three quarterbacks on their roster for two seasons.

    But third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie is trying to convince the Ravens to break that streak.

    "Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for is to stick here," Hanie told The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson. "I enjoy being here and have come to know these guys. I'll do my best and see how it goes.”

    Judging by Matt Vensel’s take on Hanie from earlier this week, the six-year veteran may need to do more.

    “It’s hard to throw it over Tommy Streeter's head, but Caleb Hanie isn't just any quarterback,” Vensel wrote. “The third-stringer sailed one sideline pass over the outstretched arms of [a] 6-foot-5 wide-out. It was one of a few errant passes for Hanie in a failed two-minute drill drive.”
    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Late-For-Work-87-King-Examines-Interesting-Rice-Pierce-Idea/d9c82b42-dc6c-466c-889d-871f14417c26

  • This is an interesting proposition, but I think it would take away from watching the game and enjoying The Beloved. Good luck finding a good one!

  • First pre-season game checklist: 1. Pre-beer beer,...check 2. Initial beer,... check 3. Game beer,... check 4. Post game beer,... check 5. Backup beer,... check. 6. Emergency Beer,...check. OK all set. Bear Down!

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    IDk if we'll even be able to watch the game here on the West Coast.
    How about one of you living in Chi send me a satelite box and I send you some cash.

  • Jeff -

    Could we have a game thread? That would help.

  • FF alert. All haters skip over

    OK, Jabrones.

    I created a 12-team Auction PPR League.

    That’s right. Live a little.

    The draft date is set for the Sunday after the 3rd P.S. game.

    That’s Sunday, Aug 25, 3pm EST (if this needs to be changed, I can).

    Link (it should be public, but if not, let me know).

    http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/leagueoffice?leagueId=607482&seasonId=2013

    If 12 blog members don’t join by then, I may just close it.

    Basic Info:

    Scoring

    Awarding .5 per reception (Points Per Reception/PPR).

    I did this for numerous reasons.

    1. I don’t think it’s fair that pass-catching HBs get penalized for not being goaline backs (ahem, Forte). Guys like Shady, Charles, Spiller, are every bit as good as more plodding HBs like Alf or Ridley, and in this format you can draft them without fear, thus insuring you can draft players you want to root for.

    2. Same applies to possession receivers. Nothing wrong with guys like Earl the Pearl catching a bunch of 3 yarders and moving the chains. This also should expand your options at WR.

    3. TE this year is abysmal. TEs don’t tend to rack up a lot of yardage, but they DO get a lot of targets. If they catch those short targets like they’re supposed to, they’ll get justly rewarded. This should make you feel better when starting a TE, as opposed to cringing every week with crossed fingers.

    4. It’s only .5, so it won’t be THAT much of a difference.

    Say Forte rushes for 80 yds, 6 receptions, 50 yds and no TD.

    That’s 8 points + 3 points +5 = 16 points.

    Those extra 3 points are not a HUGE advantage. TDs are still twice as much (6 points), but I do think catching the ball should be minutely rewarded.

    Plus, I’m rewarding for 100/200 yard markers (1 point/2 points), so pure rushers or big yard receivers can make up the difference there.

    If you happen to lose by .5 points, who cares!? How is it any worse than losing by 1 point?

    QB scoring

    Essentially standard with one little wrinkle.

    400 + games will be rewarded an extra 2 points.

    400 yd games are still hard to pull off, and I think rewarding it balances out the rushing yds/tds of option QBs, so that if you want to wait on Stafford or Ryan, etc. it’ll just as valid as waiting on Wilson or Kap.

    It might also make you seriously consider paying more for Rodgers, Brees, Brady, etc.

    Auction. Auction. Auction

    You have a chance to get ANY player you damn please, for a price. You can blow your wad in the first minute like a virgin in a strip club, or you can bargain shop for your sleepers later. It’s up to you, and it’s hella fun!

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