Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Game Preview

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Game Preview

All signs this week point to a letdown for the Chicago Bears. They are 3-0, riding high, coming off an emotional prime time victory over a desperate team in hostile conditions. They are surging up meaningless Power Rankings. (They are fifth! They should be fourth! How can they be sixth?! Who gives a shit?) Vegas agrees. They are now underdogs for the first time this season.

So why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

I always like the Chicago Bears.

BUT WHAT FOOTBALL REASONS, JEFF?

  • I think the Bears will be making a strategic error if they come out Sunday and attempt to run the ball into the heart of the Lions defense. I think Coach Trest knows that and will come out firing to silence the crowd keep the defense off-balance.
  • I keep hearing about the Lions having turned a corner...but are we sure? From PFT: "Detroit is 2-1, with two wins against 0-3 Minnesota and 0-3 Washington, and a loss to 1-2 Arizona. So the Lions haven’t shown they can beat a good team yet." Maybe they show it Sunday. Maybe they don't.
  • I don't see much talent on Detroit's defense beyond the middle of their defensive line. Glover Quin? Chris Houston? Darius Slay? Sure, Delmas is a solid safety but he's not a game changer at the back of their defense. If the Bears can attack with their short passing game and soften the Lions rush they'll be able to get the ball down field.
  • The emergence of offensive weapons has been one of the inspiring trends for the Bears. First it was Marshall and Martellus Bennett. Then Matt Forte. Last week Alshon, Earl and Michael Bush. It would seem the Bears enter the fourth week of the season with their full compliment of weapons at least somewhat implemented into the system and they'll need all of em.
  • I made the argument early in the week that Nate Burleson's emergence as a legitimate number two was the key to the Lions aerial attack against the Redskins a week ago. If defenses don't respect the other side of the field they can slide coverage to Calvin Johnson. I'd expect the Bears to stay single high (at least) to CJ's side all afternoon.
  • Julius Peppers tends to show up for these Detroit games and has a habit of ending Stafford's season.

  • How many years did seeing Jason Hanson step onto the field mean a made field goal? Basically his entire career. David Akers, who looked done a year ago, has already missed 2/3 of his FGs from beyond the forty and I don't expect that trend to change.
  • Only slightly more than half of Detroit's kickoffs have gone for touchbacks this season. Does that put Hester in play?
  • I feel like Jim Schwartz is one of those coaches who'll botch the "don't kick it to Hester" thing.

DA BEAR CONCERNS

  • Concern #1: If you're not concerned with Calvin Johnson, you are a silly goose. The Bears have faced two top shelf receivers thus far in 2013 and yielded 18 catches, 358 yards and 4 touchdowns to them. Calvin Johnson is better than both A.J. Green and Antonio Brown by a significant margin and if Bears safeties continue biting silly pump fakes Johnson will find the end zone multiple times.
  • Concern #2: It is almost unbelievable the Bears are 31st in sacks allowed with Cutler only landing on his back three times. The Lions are 32nd, having surrendered two sacks in three games.  The Bears lack of pass rush from the front four means they'll need to involve linebackers to ruffle Matthew Stafford. If they overcommit they will be diced up by Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Tony Scheffler and even Fauria/Pettigrew in the passing game. (Bush should frighten the Bears far more in the passing game than in the run game.)
  • Concern #3: It may not matter after the fourth game of the season but I think Detroit will be motivated by the knowledge a win Sunday puts them in first place heading into October. Their fans certainly will be. Detroit is the little brother with an inferiority complex and - when they're struggling - that complex plays out in personal fouls and dirty shots from Suh. Bears will need to weather an early emotional storm.

THE MATCH-UP OF REMARKABLE IMPORTANCE

  • There is no reason to be creative in this category. When Ndamukong Suh is matched up with Kyle Long it will be one of the rare times in an NFL season when John Q. Fan's eyes are fixated on the right guard position. Long has come into the league with a reputation for toughness but toughness won't be enough to stop Suh from wrecking the run game and harassing the quarterback. He'll also need technique - technique he quite possibly doesn't possess yet. Bears fans should not expect Long to beat Suh Sunday. Suh is the far better player at their current career points. But if Long can fight to a draw, make the ringside judges think about it, the Bears have something special.

GREAT QUOTE

From a July 13th 1990 article in the Orlando Sentinel:

Bill Murray, comedian, on Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder, who leads the major leagues with 28 homers: ''He played last year in Japan . . . He's all crazed up on sushi.''

THE MOST INTERESTING PLAYER ON THE FIELD

Last week I selected Major Wright and he played a pivotal role - both positively and negatively - in the contest.

  • When is the last time Jay Cutler was saddled with the "tough" label? All week the discussion around Cutler was not his casually reckless throws into traffic or smuggy sideline demeanor. The discussion was about whether or not his lowering a shoulder into Robert Golden for the most important first down of the team's third win was a display of toughness over intelligence. Now Tough Jay Cutler faces what I believe will be a real, old timey, OK Corral shootout. He put the game in the wicker basket and sent it up the river Sunday night in Pittsburgh. Can he go point-for-point in the Motor City?

THESE VIDEOS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL

Detroit knew how to do music.

So did Chicago:

A SINGLE STAT PREDICTION  (1-2)

  •  Five different players will score a touchdown.

WRAPPING IT UP IN A FEW SENTENCES

  • Bears have not shown an ability to stop opposing pass games and if they do Sunday it would have to be viewed as a surprise. Both quarterbacks have big games but - as always - it's a timely turnover created by the Bears secondary that is the difference. Stafford throws a late TD to tighten things up.

FINAL SCORE

  •  Chicago Bears 38, Detroit Lions 35

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  • First rule, score more points than the bad guys.

  • First of all, where the hell is "The play that wasn't there" I've been waiting all week. Are we giving up on our Xs and Os already?

    Secondly:
    @dabearsblog
    Keep hearing Bears turnover-based defending is unsustainable approach. After about a decade hasn't it been pretty damn sustained?

    Jeff I'm pretty sure you yourself wrote an article saying how a turnover based approach to defense isn't reliable. So which one is it? Can J'Marcus play football or not?

    Never gonna give it up, never gonna let it go...

  • In reply to Shady:

    I second Shady's motion, I've really appreciate "The Play that Wasn't There" addition to da blog.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    Me too...I was enjoying it.
    C'mon, Jeff - your audience loved it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The Gnomes didn't approve it.

  • In reply to Shady:

    It was the blocked extra point by Polamaulu when he went unblocked between the edge guy and Long.

  • In case you're wondering, Megatron was back at practice today.

    Him not practicing on Wednesdays is apparently S.O.P. for his knee issue.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hmmm. The Yahoo fantasy site says Megatron returned to practive today but the bottom line on the NFL Network says he did not.

  • To me, this is it for Pepp.

    Lions throw the ball a shitload, so our Dline will have ample opportunities to gets sacks and pressures.

    The Lions for Pepp are like the Vikes for Hester (or like DeMarco Murray vs Rams); something in their psyche just clicks on against those opponents.

    Pepp seemed to play better last week, but I am going to be keeping a close eye on him this week.

    "◆ Nate Collins will make his first career start Sunday in Detroit but has already been an effective part of the Bears’ three-man defensive-tackle rotation. He has played on 47 percent of the defensive downs, at nose tackle and in the three-technique, rushing between the guard and tackle."

    So, logic dictates that Minter will get about 30-40% as that rotational DT, depending on how the game goes.

    However, since the Lions do pass a lot, Wooten and Pepp will move inside more, which could mean a big game for Shea on a fast field as someone as previously mentioned.

    This game is going to be a HUGE litmus test for our entire Dline and clue us in on how our entire D will look going forward.

    IF Pepp, Shea, Collins can pressure, I can remain optimistic that we can still finish Top 8 in D from here on out.

    IF they can't, and we must continue blitzing and relying on Conte/Wright to pick up the slack, our D will continue giving up big plays, and we'll end up ranking somewhere in the 20s overall, but top 4 in turnovers, which in many ways would be similar to that opportunistic Packer D which won the SB.

    Big game for our D here fellas.

  • Detroit has been working out of the shotgun quite a bit, giving Stafford extra time in the pocket. Couple that with the fact that he's been getting rid of the ball quickly (like Cutler did in the Steelers game), it's going to be difficult to get that pressure on him. The Bears have to take Megatron out of this game and make Bush pay every time he touches the ball.

  • OK, I recognize Belushi, but who is the guy on the left? Looks like a young Dave Wannstedt...

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/2/7/3964252/tampa-bay-buccaneers-dave-wannstedt

  • In reply to jrnymn17:

    fucking belushi... so awesome. sad.

  • In reply to jrnymn17:

    Tim Allen...."Tim The Tool Man Taylor". Dude loved the cocaine!!

  • In reply to JerseyBear:

    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/tim-allen-was-a-convicted-drug-dealer-before-becoming-famous/

  • In reply to Shady:

    1.4 pounds! That takes some balls. At least he turned his life around, good for him.

  • In reply to JerseyBear:

    Now I see it.

    Although what Wanny did to the Bears could be considered criminal too.

  • In reply to jrnymn17:

    I blame upper management for Wany and Jauron(g).

  • In reply to jrnymn17:

    That's Time "Tool Time" Taylor from "Home Improvements". I actually think he was an alcoholic once upon a time, so good on him for getting his life back on track.

    Those mugshots can be tricky. I mean, what's the proper decorum?

    If you look pissed, it just makes it seem like you're a career criminal.

    If you look happy, it pisses off the cops something awful, makes it seem like you could care less.

    Maybe the Hugh "I got caught with a tranny" Grant look is a happy medium.

    http://l.yimg.com/ck/image/A2055/20550/300_20550.jpg

  • DUDE!!!

    I want one of THESE: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/26/us/new-lightsaber-molecule/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    From one of the comments sections.

    "So... in the last twenty years, we have seen star trek communicators, star trek forms of communication through video using webcams, the beginning of a star trek like replicator that shows the promise of even being able to create food we can eat, and now we may have the beginnings of the holodeck/lightsaber.

    What a fascinating time to be alive."

    And ppl think I'm a nerd for going to Star Trek conventions.

    Live long and prosper, bitches!

  • nerd

  • "Ahead, Warp Factor 4"

  • Holy shit I am pumped for this game. I can't believe it's almost the weekend. I will be in Wisconsin and will be back just in time for the game.

    I feel a little nervous because I know that Suh or Fairley are going to do something dirty to Jay and I just don't want it to end the season. Remember when Fairley body slammed him 2 seconds after a pass play? Suh's forearm to the back of Cutlers head? Suh using a fucking Judo move to slam him into the ground and land on him?

    It's going to be a war and I hope that Long or Slauson puts one of those motherfuckers out for the season, LEGALLY.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Don't worry, Tice and Martz are long fuxking gone. Tresty will take every precaution to make sure Jay stays clean on Sunday.

  • In reply to Shady:

    hey shady... you made a typo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's a "c", not an "x".

    smh

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I was thinking the exact same thing, but I'm worried about long getting a suh to the knee 2 seconds after the play.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I am more excited about the Kyle vs. Suh matchup next game than any other single aspect of the game (besides a flat-out win, anyway).

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I have a feeling that Marshall is going to have a monster game this week. I'm calling a TD on the first drive after some quick passes. A little playaction and Marshall just manhandling his guy to get open. Bang bang.

  • This is hilarious.

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ca8e174a54/between-two-ferns-with-zach-galifianakis-justin-bieber

    I still think the biebs is a massive tool. jesus.

  • Tommy Harris sighting!

  • The League (spoiler alert. Do not read if you haven't watched it in a while).

    So, I was catching up on The League episodes yesterday (here http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/), and ran across the latest one where Dirty Randy kills off Raffi.

    WTF? Is Raffi dead for reals? Noooooo...dude was the funniest character on there.

  • I don't think Raffi is killable...but that episode was great. I want a Dirty Randy/Raffi spin-off series.

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Not *this* Raffi, right?!?!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfk9inOXdj4

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    That's a little different than this Raffi.

    http://youtu.be/XHhhNme8t_w

  • Dude.... dooood

    http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-global/dims3/GLOB/resize/550x600/http://www.blogcdn.com/www.mandatory.com/media/2013/09/stolen-doorknob.jpg

  • 34 - 28
    Chicago Bears (3-0) at Detroit Lions (2-1)
    Have to admit, I didn't see a battle for first place in the NFC North being on the line in Week 4 at Ford Field. But Jay Cutler and the Bears keep winning in the fourth quarter, and the Lions last week at Washington pushed over .500 this late in the season for the first time since their playoff run in 2011. A road victory and Marc Trestman's Bears are a fat two games up on their closest division competitor, the Lions, with a 2.5-game bulge over the bye-week-taking Packers and no less than three games over Minnesota.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130926/nfl-picks-week-4-san-francisco-49ers-st-louis-rams/#ixzz2g2ySdWS7

    Hahahahaha... eat a big bag of stolen TJ dicks Banks!!!!

  • Yo, got my own Bears-Lions preview up. Check it out if you like wacky analysis.

    http://profootballnetworks.com/2013/09/27/bears-at-lions-rumble-in-the-jungle/ .

  • Nice article, really appreciated you pointing out how Weems seems to bait other players. It's something I've noticed and looooved.

  • Nice job Butch. I esp liked the reference to Titus Young. Well done.

  • Thanks for reading guys.

    It's odd, but both guys who were debating about making the roster (Weems and Earl) have made huge plays for us thus far.

    Weems instigated the Bengals into personal fouling him, which got Gould into FG range at the end of the half which ended up being the game winner, and of course Earl with that game winner last game.

    Broyles is definitely a dangerous WR who was supposed to makeup for the Titus Young debacle. He's got some moves, but two knee injuries have really stalled his career. If the Bears are intent on stopping Megatron, Bush and Broyles might be the guys who determine Lion's success this game.

  • First of all, Forte Oz to Freedom was my fantasy team name two years ago. I kicked ass as does your article.

    Second of all. No real second, just another nice read. How does one go about subscribing to your newsletter?

    Finally, to continue your metaphor, after this game, the bears will be flying higher than Hunter S Thompson on...well...any day.

  • haha...maybe I was in that league and it was stored in my subconscious. Sublime one of the bands I never got to see live (though I did see the Dropkick Murphies, but that's like seeing the Foo Fighters instead of Nirvana).

    I'll post my sneak-peak every Thurs before the Thurs Night game on this thread, bro. That's what I'm aiming for anyways unless my non-bear life interjects.

    One thing I learned in my brief sales career: Tues and Thurs nights are when ppl stay at home most. Hence, all the prime-time stuff and those annoying sales calls on those days.

    I'll post the link on here every thurs, so stay tuned.

    I don't think Jeff gives a shit really. It's not as if I'm siphoning 'hits' from CN.

  • That was some good stuff Butch. I watch Artoo's podcasts too - only just realised I was sending tweets to the site and not @midwayblog, but I'll be joining in. I love how he kept a straight face when showing the signed Sex Cannon photo. Artoo has a Supey tattoo too !

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    This game won't be close. The past two games, the Bears should've blown teams out but didn't because of silly mistakes.

    Against the Vikkies, we allowed a kick return and a fumble return for TDs that kept them in the game (the Vicks only scored one offensive TD)

    Against the Squealers that messed-up attempted punt block changed the entire trajectory of the game. The Bears were up 24-3 and no doubt goes into the locker room 31-10 at most or 27-3 at a minimum.

    These mistakes won't happen Sunday. The Bears will put their boots on Detroit's throat but NOT allow silly mistakes to keep them in the game.

    Bears 45 Lions 17.

  • In reply to Aaron Starks:

    Bold prediction sir. I like it.

  • In reply to Aaron Starks:

    You assume we won't make silly mistakes/mess up. Why? We allowed all three teams we've played to get back into the game. Why would things be any different in Detroit? AJ ate us up. Antonio Brown ate us up. Calvin Johnson can't do the same? Really? With Peanut nursing a groin injury? We're not even favorites/ The bookies are usually spot on, this will be a close game.

    I agree with everything Jefe said this week. Battle of the turnovers again.

  • when did SF get Glenn Dorsey?

  • Good program with Kyle Long after the Steelers game. They also talk to him about the Detroit matchup. I think this will be a weekly show.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=9719148&s=espn

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Kyle continues to impress.

  • This game is just bad. I'm not sure if it's because the Rams D is so terrible or because the 49ers have figured something out after going 1-2.
    I tend to think it's because the Rams defensive backfield sucked WITH Finnegan, and it sucks about 10x worse without him.
    Lauranitis is the only guy worth on a shit on that side of the ball.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oggletree and Jenoris Jenkins look decent, but otherwise, yeah, crapola.

    But really their offense sucks more. Oggletree forced a turnover on the 50, and the Rams go three and out.

    That's gotta be demoralizing for a D.

  • They want to give Bradford an extension?! In season? That front office is stupid. Really stupid.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    They do. Remember, the Rams pretty much traded away RG3 because they believed in Bradford, so they're all in on him now, no choice.

    Only way I see them dumping Bradford is if they have a top 3 pick next season and a whole new GM and Coaching staff.

  • NEVER throw good money after bad. Never.

    Cut and run fischer. The dude is.... turrible.

  • Whole new GM and coach...doesn't sound like a terrible idea after last night.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Once again, no O-Line = no "O".

    The the 9ers were without Aldon "I'll have another before I head off to practice, bartender" Smith AND Patrick Willis.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ouch, harsh al.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Chris Long and the defense looks decent, but the Rams offense looks absolutely awful. You can tell Bradford doesn't trust his lineman (including Chris Williams) because his mechanics are breaking down and he's making piss poor thows. He sure didn't look this bad coming out of Oklahoma. The fact he has absolutely no running game and no legitimate NFL WR can't help either.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Decent? In what phase of the game?!?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    running into the locker room at half?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You should see how awesome they look playing angry birds on the sidelines.

  • hahahahaha... looked like they were playing on the field sometimes.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Decent? They made Frank Gore look like he's 22 again and last week Demarco Murray ran for a buck-sevebnty-five. And they got torched at HOME.

    What on earth would BAD look like?

    And did you notice notice that 4-Star, mouthy jerk, Cortland Finnegan, had to be benched with 3rd degree burns from trying to "cover" Antique Boldan ,who hadn't been able to get open for the last two weeks?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yeah, pretty sure Finnegan just decided "f-ck it, I can't cover him from the sidelines either, so might as well have a gatorade."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Finnegan's game was never speed but Boldin smoked him and Anquan isn't known for his speed. Seeing him on the sidelines did my heart good.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I still (H E A R T) anquan.

    Guy is a fucking stud man.

    I think his success also has to do with VDavis coming back. When you're the only dude the D needs to cover, it makes it tougher.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hey, he DOES have Chris Williams blocking for him. Well, TRYING to block for him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The fact that Cookie has a job right now...smh.

  • the rams are fucking turrible in every phase. Couple good guys on each side and that's about it. Jesus, that was hard to watch.

    Next week it's browns v bills.

    Christ on a bike what in thee fuck are you thinking NFL.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Easy, MB.

    EVERYBODY has to take a turn playing the dreaded Thursday/short week game now that they play 16 of them.

    Besides, can THAT match-up be any more of a snoozer than tonight's game was...?
    I dozed off in the recliner not long after the Rams defense dozed off on the field.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I guess, but maybe pick at least an interesting bad team match up... maybe something with history like Raiders/SD.

    All I know is that I probably won't waste time watching that game next week... although it is 'football'... or some semblance thereof.

  • Ha. The ruling on the field stands. Bears win!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq2ohfX_AzI

  • POY=Player of the Game

    Black Unicorn will be Jays go to guy this weekend. Look for Bennett and Forte to have a huge game.

  • POG. Duh

  • Jay called it. The O-line can be fixed in one year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9jluIxGsiY

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I loved that everyone in the crowed cheered when they said consent forms had been sent out to interview HCs.

    So awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Angelo really did squander almost a decade of playoff/superbowl caliber defenses.

    I do think that Cutler as he is now and his maturation process and Trestman finally getting his shot while we still have some juice left on defense means that the window is open this year for glory.

    FUCKING STAFFORD DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cutler holding up a Lombardi Trophy would be so fucking appropriate.

  • Bears dogs?, Ludirous! I haven't looked a Detroit stats, but since acquiring Kong, they've been as flag prone as the Raiders. I'm betting the farm on the dog in this tilt. It is Trest's challenge to get off first. The D will put up points, just as they always do and the Lions will blow a couple of holes in their feet. I may be close, but I think we're going to 4-0.

  • Winning on the road in Detroit will be a huge confidence booster for our Boys Sunday. This is a game the Bears need to win if they are to establish a swagger early in the season. I believe this game is more important than the previous 3 put together.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Really? This game would be super important if we were 0-3?

    I dunno about that....

  • The idea is sound.
    The execution is a little disturbing.
    https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/644050_10151930734555011_1151384278_n.jpg

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Bwahahaha

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'm sure Tillman sees that and just lowers his head in shame.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    what in THEE fuck is that supposed to be!?!?!

    Is that a peanut!?!? my god man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's supposed to be a peanut. It unfortunately looks like...the Pale Sacko award.
    In fact, I kind of want to buy one for my work FFL.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hahahahahaha... fucking creepy maings.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I want one of those!

  • Yeah, that needs some explanation Trac, how can one game be more important than three?

    For me, this game is all about taking CJ out of the picture. I don't think we have to worry about pump-fakes because Big Ben's hands are ... well ... big. The dude has very large paws so he can do that shit without dropping the ball.

    Tucker needs to get clever with his blitzing - or show blitz and get Stafford to release quickly ... as the blitzers drop back and pick him off.

    13/10 looks quite attractive to beat the Lions straight up.

  • I like our chances because Cutler plays well against the Kitties. Gym Shorts (that's a shout out to GP, hope ya come back) will do something stupid to impact the game (cue Devin), the Kitties will rack up over 100 yds in penalties, Pep will have a big game (he looked really good in Pitt. Every time Big Ben went back to pass Pep was in the vicinity) and we get enough turnovers on D to make up for Megatron and Bush having big days.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nylZC95R890

    I laugh so hard still at this

  • In reply to gpldan:

    oh well look who just couldn't fucking stay away.

    Did you see that car I posted for you a while back... trying to coax you out of your hiding spot?

    http://uncrate.com/stuff/equus-bass-770/

    you're welcome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's your cologne. The manly smell, the way you imagine Don Draper would smell. Can't keep away. No homo.

    Oh and that car is tits. The Bond wannabe commercial for it
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRJfS9sfyIk) was filmed in Niles, Mi.

    That car simply shouldn't work, but it does. The Camaro headlights with the 73 Charger rake but a 67 Shelby butt and the 70 GT500 side vents up at the front - it should be some 8th graders pencil abomination - but it isn't. It's awesome. They dropped the ZR1's all aluminum LS9 in there for 650bhp and built a roll cage like the ZR1 but in the shape of Eleanor.

    At $250k they will sell 5 of them, but they will be collector's items for sure. The Youtube comments make me want to puke. I can hear my Bill Hicks redneck voice "golly damn I could buy me two camaros and a vette and have money left over, sheeeeet." was the typical Youtube comment. Yeah, you dumb redneck, then you would have three things depreciating in value instead of one that only goes up. Nice math, that's why you are poor.

    Anyhow, the car is awesome, I wish Equus well. I love the way it looks, I love it that real Detroit guys built it using Visteon and other real US parts. I would get one if I had the cash for that and park it next to a really nice Eleanor clone like this one: http://tinyurl.com/ks8l5lh

    Name it Elaine, make them sisters.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Knew you'd love it.

    Welcome back motherfucker.

    Oh, and I have it on very good authority and promises that this won't go on much longer than 4-6 weeks more.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, well - it only took Jeff a week to reneg on "The play that wasn't there" being weekly, so I'm not holding my breath. I saw King Gnome pop his head in here a couple threads back, I wonder if he still cashes a Trib paycheck. If so, this blog a is a joke Jimmy. Login box doesn't work on tablets, there are ads that overlap the response box, and the whole thing took a shit last week on game day cause the Trib is so fucking broke it can't pay for anybody to be on-call. Nice.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP!

    Good to see ya... I've been wondering your latest Moby Dick metaphor insights into Breaking Bad.

    I never read MD, but nevertheless, I enjoy the ideas presented.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Jesse is Ishmael.

    The end of the book Ishmael is plucked out the sea (the story is told by him in flashback), the side of his face sunburnt (as Jesse's face is kicked in on one side) and the name of the ship that rescues him in the book is called The Rachel.

    Lydia's middle name is Rachel.

    He survives to tell the tale of the White Whale.

    That's my bet for Sunday.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Speaking of Sunday.

    Guess who's back!?!??!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvZu-RGqjFA

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Whoops, wrong link.

    I meant this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oh3tWKJ_uk

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That guy does the best Harry impression. He's got it all down perfectly. Great stuff.

  • If the D line is unable to get to Stafford I at least want to see their hands up to block some of those passes. That was what Marinelli was preaching the past couple of years.

  • In reply to jb2491:

    Agreed. The lesbo likes to drop his arm angle and go sidearm on occasion. Guys like Chicken Dinner who can't get to the QB need to find another way to become productive members of the defense.

  • In reply to Shady:

    like trade him for a real dlineman who can make a fucking impact?

    smmfh

  • Did anyone else notice some gals that looked an awful lot like Bears Cheerleaders on the sidelines in the first two home games? I cant be going crazy this early in life.

  • I didn't see any. Of course, I wasn't looking. It was always my understanding Virginia axed the cheerleaders and I'm guessing she hasn't had a change of heart.

  • You know, I saw them too and it left me scratching my head.

    Sounds like we should email and ask Meyer ;) Give him a softball...

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    Thank Ditka I'm not the only one who saw the girls there.

  • i noticed it in the first game, I assumed they were the Illini Cheerleaders since Illinois played a game at Soldier Field the previous day. I did not notice them last week. The Bears still do not officially have cheerleaders.

  • Do they have girls on the sidelines?

  • kinda love the W&S Jay Cutty show

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/chicago/play?id=9714436

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that show makes you realize that people have him completely wrong. He's just a normal guy....with a 20mil arm...a hot wife...riches like McDuck....etc.

    I'm sure he was a little bit of a douche when he first got in the league but that shit is fading fast. Having a kid and realizing that he can actually win and make an impact in the league has set in. Trestman has probably helped that growth as well.

    Super Bowl.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    100% totally likable, seemingly normal dude.

    Think about this... would you rather hang out with Jay or fucking rodgers?

    I PROMISE you that rodgers is a fucking pompus meathead dbag and would make you want to slap him after 30 minutes. Jay seems like our type of guy who could sit around and talk funny ass smack to just like everyone else. glad he's our guy despite the fact that rodgers is fucking on another level.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What, you wouldn't want to hang out with this guy?

    http://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/aaron-rodgers-america.jpg

  • http://the313connection.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/aaron-rodgers-stache.jpeg

    (cringe)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love that he barely sounds like he's holding it together when he has to read the cheeseball Cadillac ad.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yeah I was waiting for him slamming it all down and dropping a bunch of F'bombs.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    why, he was probably so fired up to get rid of that fucking buffoon. If I was him I would be sending lovie and angelo bags of shit lit on fire for xmas every year for putting him in danger every snap for 4 years.

  • which one of youz guyz called this?

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/matt-cassel-to-start-at-quarterback-against-pittsburgh-steelers-at-wembley-sunday-092713

    Kinda funny/sad

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I knew that would happen. In my preseason predictions, I pretty much said the Vikes would go the route of the Lions last year. Making the playoffs means a tougher schedule, and Ponder isn't good enough to beat decent teams without AP rushing for 200 yds.

    My pre-season iist of QB's who won't last a season went like this.

    1. Freeman
    2. Gabbert
    3. Weeden
    4. Ponder
    5. Vick (due to inj)

    I thought it would take a little longer to bench Ponder, but the Vikes are 0-3 and given the perfect pretext ('rib inj') to start Cassell.

    The Vikes should follow the Brown's M.O. Trade AP for as much as possible, tank the season, and draft a real QB next season.

  • Agree on the AP trade - cash in your assets while they're still worth something. RBs are ten a penny. QBs are not.

    Neckbeard is making $840k this year ... but signed a 3 year deal for $10.5M.

    What would we give up pick-wise for him? I'd feel good with just him and Cutty on the roster.

  • oh jesus... be afraid, be VERY afraid

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9712446

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Skip sounds like Steve Carrel when he's in blowhard mode.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    It's kinda uncanny.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    I actually watched the entire clip because I was mesmerized by it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://tinyurl.com/mtdxetd

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The dude likes SF over the Bears? Wow. And Seattle are missing THREE O-linemen. Okung, Unger and another dude.

    Decided on my three-timer for this week.

    SEA to win regardless, no spread. 8/11.
    Bears to win, no spread. 13/10.
    KC -4. 10/11

    Almost 6-1.

  • Good to see you post again GP. This blog needs all the crazy bastards it can get to help offset this worthless glitchy site. Myaaaahaaaa!

  • good read, enjoy

    http://mmqb.si.com/2013/09/27/austen-lane-part2/?sct=hp_t11_a2&eref=sihp

  • pussy. riot.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/27/world/europe/pussy-riot-hunger-strike/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

    nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not even REMOTELY what I thought I was getting. On a sort of/kind of connected topic, I saw a guy in the grocery store this week with his head shaved so you could see his tattoo of "Fuck" in all caps across the back of his neck. Similar level of don't give a shit.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Sounds like dude is all out of fucks to give.

  • Isn't this better than a $250,000 car, GP?

    http://instagram.com/p/ex7GQjCgoz/#

  • Based on the E-type, the Eagle Speedster will cost GP over half a million lids ... British lids. Jeremy Clarkson tries it out - calls it the most beautiful car he's ever seen. 2 minutes in ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66owXqZaexs

    Welcome back GP!

  • Any Tool fans in the house? Check out these kids kicking ass on the song forty six and 2, one of the best metal songs in the last 20 years. They look like they are in jr. high.

    http://social.entertainment.msn.com/music/blogs/post--kids-record-stunning-cover-of-tool-song#scpshrjwfbs

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    good sheite.

    ...and a perfect circle.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn, they rip it up. that little girl has a great voice.

    Little dark for such young kids, but great job.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I loved that kind of music when I was their age...Sabbath, Ozzy, AC/DC, Metallica (kill em all), Maiden, Priest, etc.

    Butch, you've brought up Carl Jung before. Any idea what he's talking about in this song? Never read his stuff.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Sadly, metal is dead. But Metallica's music will live on forever.

    Read Carl Jung? Why not watch him?

    This is the man filmed in Zurich. 77 minute interview for those that want to hear what makes people tick from the horse's mouth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kdF-qV6PpE

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn, those kids rock. That's just awesome. Tight, tight ... TIGHT! As Tucco would say ....

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Tool were never on my radar Cor - What album should I listen to?

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