Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers Game Preview

Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers Game Preview

Jay Cutler has led the Chicago Bears to two fourth quarter comebacks and a 2-0 start. Now they head to western Pennsylvania to face the finest franchise of the Super Bowl era.

So why do I like the Chicago Bears this?

I always like the Chicago Bears.

BUT WHAT FOOTBALL REASONS, JEFF?

  • Pittsburgh’s offensive line is a mess right now, especially on the edges. Adding a pass rush to the Bears already stout run-stopping defense should lead to a difficult night for Roethlisberger and company.
  • Did you see how Jay Gruden dissected the aging the Steelers secondary with Tyler Eifert? I expect a big game over the middle from both Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. Pittsburgh doesn’t have a player on their defensive roster to cover either one of them.
  • I think Devin Hester continues his ascension and I firmly believe we’re going to start seeing him affect game plans the way he did five years ago. It is not a reach to ask the question, “Will Mike Tomlin kick to Hester?” It’s easy to say “no” but far harder to execute.
  • I think the Bears are playing better at basically every position on the field. The only argument to the contrary I can plausibly make is Zoltan Mesko over Adam Podlesh at punter. (Mesko, by the way, will be the third straight left-footed punter the Bears face this season. From the Sun-Times“I don’t know if that’s ever happened,” Bears special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said. STATS isn’t sure. The data company just started tracking the stat.)

DA BEAR  CONCERNS

  • Concern #1: There is a very good possibility the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be as desperate & hungry again this year. A loss at home would send them to 0-3 and all-but end their postseason hopes this year. I used to subscribe to a simple rule when it came to gambling on the NFL: always bet the team that needs the game more. There is no way to make an argument that team is the Chicago Bears this week. Here is how Florio wrote it in his game prediction:

Florio’s take:  The Steelers rarely are on the mat.  When it happens, they find a way to get up.  Eight years ago, they were left for dead after a loss to the Bengals, and the Steelers sparked a run that resulted in a Super Bowl win by beating the Bears at Heinz Field.  Though it’s way too early to even think about playoffs in Pittsburgh (except for the baseball team), it’s not too early to envision a proud franchise mustering enough punch to bring the 2-0 Bears back down to earth a bit.

  • Concern #2: Ben Rothlisberger has deep threats but he’s been unable to get them the ball downfield due to his offensive line’s inability to block anyone. If the Bears don’t mount a pass rush against Large Benjamin they’ll find themselves chasing the speed of Brown of Sanders down the sidelines all evening long.
  • Concern #3: If Joe DeCamillis doesn’t get the kick coverage squared away Felix Jones will break one. There is pressure on Joe D this week. Serious pressure.

THE MATCH-UP OF REMARKABLE IMPORTANCE

  • CB Ike Taylor v. WR Brandon Marshall. We all know Jay Cutler is going to throw the ball to Brandon Marshal AT LEAST half a dozen times whether he’s open or not. As if you believe the inane ramblings for Jon Gruden, Taylor is the greatest cornerback to ever set foot on the earth. (Gruden is, of course, crazy.) Pittsburgh needs to take Marshall out of the game or they’ll be down three scores at halftime.

GREAT QUOTE

Martellus Bennett appeared on Waddly & Silvy and discussed his new head coach:

“If you really look at Coach, he’s a genius,” Bennett said. “And a lot of times when you’re around really, really smart people, you don’t really understand them. I thought Willy Wonka was brilliant. I mean he had all kinds of candy. Who doesn’t like chocolate and candies? Everybody wanted a Gobstopper. Ya know? I just think he’s brilliant.”

THE MOST INTERESTING PLAYER ON THE FIELD

  • Bears SS Major Wright. If the Steelers are going to make big plays against this Bears defense it will happen by attacking the aggressiveness of the Bears corners over the top and Wright has been beaten a few times. With a struggling Steelers offensive line and little coming out their run game, Mel Tucker should be able to keep his safeties home and stay in safer, cover-2 looks. Wright needs a solid effort.

THESE VIDEOS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL

August Wilson is one of the greatest writers to have ever walked the face of this earth. Pittsburgh was his muse. Enjoy this. It’s bigger than life. Listen to the name.

But Chicago has an answer:

A SINGLE STAT PREDICTION (1-1)

  • Robbie Gould kicks three or more field goals.

WRAPPING IT UP IN ONE SENTENCE

Pittsburgh’s defense makes a few big plays to keep them alive but too much Cutler, too much Forte and too much Bears pass rush sends the Steelers to 0-3 and a long season.

FINAL SCORE

  • Chicago Bears 26, Pittsburgh Steelers 13

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  • Felix Jones will break one will he?

    HAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    1 return TD in his career and that was in his first season. Longest return outwith that one was 69 yards.

    and how is he only 26? He's been stinking up the league for what feels like forever.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Ditto!

  • I think we win, but not by 13. Ill go 21 - 17

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    what do you think - do you come out of this game praising jay or wagging a finger in his general direction?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    You're stirring the pot aren't you? Pot stirrer.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    nothing to see here. move along.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I'm thinking that he will be Jay - frustrate at times, and then make crazy cool plays. And continue this slow march he seems to be on to becoming The Man.

    I know that some of you think I don't like Jay, but I do. I'm just not willing to make excuses for him. He has a line now - he has weapons now - he has a fully competent offense staff planning for him.

    So far, so good.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    you're not willing to make excuses, but you're not willing to give a pass most of the time, either.

    which is fair and understandable. when you've been spoiled by the likes of vince evans, nothing less than the best will do.

  • Damn. I already had enough conflicts about this game: my love of both teams (which I wrote about on my blog!), the fact that I need Brandon Marshall to do well if I have any hope of winning my fantasy matchup. Now you had to bring playwrights into it?! Damn. (Although I would have used Ricky Roma's speech.)

  • In reply to Kim Z Dale:

    smh

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    so much hubris.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    look at you... such a strong vocab.

    I would call it more of a god complex. Hubris is too... pedestrian.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i am the king of the two-syllable words.

    that's why i loved orton so much.

  • In reply to Kim Z Dale:

    I guess we could handle a Steelers fan. They know how to win superbowls anyway. Wilkommen. Bienvenue. Céad míle fáilte. Welcome.

  • “He got a lot of practice time throughout the OTAs and has always done a good job for us in that regard in backing up the corners,” Trestman said of Bowman, a sixth-year pro from Nebraska. “We’re encouraged that Charles will be ready, but Zack has had a good week of practice as well.”

    So, is it weird that Bowman gets the nod as backup corner but Frey won the nickle role?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    dif position.

    one is a lotta zone, the other is m/m a bit.

    I might have been able to get away with playing nickle, but would have gotten crushed at corner. Different skillset.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB has narrow hips.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    All I know is seeing Bowman and Frey on the field at the same time in the first game gave me diarrhea. Bowman is a lower level journeyman at best. PE needs to focus on the DB position in the next year like he did with the OL last off season. Peanut's just about done and somebody is going to over pay Jennings. His big plays will get him paid but I bet his frequent coverage mistakes will keep Phil from pulling the trigger on a big deal. Backfield's going to look a lot different soon.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    yes.

    Can we get at least one real FS please.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And a shiny new corner. Peanut's my favorite Bear but I'm afraid he's not going to last the season.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    He will... but not sure how many more seasons he has in the tank. Would be nice if he'd be willing to ink a generous 2 year term with us and see where we go. We def need a top 3 rd corner and safety in the next daft... maybe get the safety from FA.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Peanut to FS like how Woodson did it? Would be much cheaper at FS too, I think.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Everything ends badly otherwise it would never end.

    -Tom Cruise "Cocktail"

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Bang! Bang!

    (are you preparing your wife for our visit in Dec. I suggest you start now my man. Lay it on thick... possible jail time, Bermuda triangle-like disappearance, cheap southside hookers, potential death and/or dismemberment, etc...

    ...that way when it's just a little drunken carousing she's pleasantly surprised)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ++

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    haha, i'll be available. I will be with my buddy and his soon to be fiancé and her dad so we'll have to meet up the night before and i'll sleep over at my buddy's place that night so I don't have to drive anywhere....then you guys are fucked....unless I get drunk and Houdini like last time.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't understand why you hate Conte so... please explain

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Don't hate him at all, I think he's a great back up or situation FS.

    On a scale of 1-10 he seems to me to be a 7. Not great, not turrible, just pretty decent. And I think that's fine because of who we have at corner, and until last year, ILB and Dline.

    The D unit is starting to morph with the new regime and I think we are going to need to get much better at both safety positions from here on out, because not matter how turrible a HC/O guy as lovie was, he was equally as good as a DC/D coach. That and major wright is a 6 maybe 6.5 at best.

    It's possible that I'm wishing for something unattainable, but I look at the two safeties (and corners for that matter) that Seattle has and I drool. Why can't/shouldn't we have guys that caliber Dave? I don't want guys that are OK, I want the entire league to be scared of our safeties... cause no matter how good DJ and/or bostic might become for us, they sure as hell ain't lach in his day... when you don't have lach roaming the huge piece of the middle his athleticism and skill allowed for... you need real safeties to fill in those gaps. I trust we'll see this more and more as the year goes on.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    By '7' you mean a solid player in the better half of the league? I reacted because you wrote a "real FS", and my take is that a player in the top half of the league qualifies as "real".

    You drool over them because they are the best pair of safeties in the NFL. Like many fans droll over two corners like Tillman and Jennings. Or (say four years ago) two LBs like Urlacher and Briggs.

    While all of us would like to have the Bears guys the best in the league at *every* position, the competition committee would figure out some way to break them up even were they willing to cooperate to say under the salary cap in exchange for perennial championships and all the outside money they could make on it.

    In some areas, the Bears have had an embarrassingly large talent. Others none.

    Emery, I think, had a real plan how to balance talent with the monetary requirements to keep it. We will see next year whether I'm full of shit since so many contracts are running out this season.

    I'm almost wondering whether the NFL players are going to soon be subject to the realities the rest of America is seeing with respect to salaries; i.e. "A raise! Ha ha!! You're lucky to make what you are."

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Peanut is not done. He's gotten better with age. He'll be better than Neon Deion next year.

  • He's still great. I'm just worried his injuries are catching up. He's had trouble in each of the first two games. Worrisome

  • i just realized i have no idea who the steelers' running back is. i'm going to take that as a good thing.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    props if I got 'em, are yours

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Dwyer.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    They're averaging 31 rushing yards per game!

  • as trac mentioned, they just resigned dwyer... NO idea why they cut him in the first place.

  • Another thing that pisses me off about the "fantasy culture" of football.

    Commentators and people calling QB's "game managers" when they don't throw for 400 a game because their teams don't have running games.

    QB's are the field generals, the managers on the field, the managers of the game. Stop saying it like its a fucking sex disease.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Kyle Orton, King of Game Managelandia.

    Though after watching tonight, I think Alex Smith has now inherited the crown.

    Other contender. Ponder.

    I think many refer to certain QBs as game managers when they can't throw for 400 yards even if they had 50 attempts. Although, I think Alex Smith threw for that against the Saints in the playoffs a few years back.

    But one must ask: what's the difference between Alex Smith or Kap? Why is Smith viewed as a game manager, while others like Kap or Wilson who are run heavy teams aren't viewed in the same light?

    Is it the arm? Legs? Willingness and accuracy to throw deep?

    It's all pretty hazy.

  • Exactly, Russell Wilson hardly throws the football. 8 completions last week and they hammered their opponent.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    lol.. no shit. I WANT my QB to manage the game.

  • You can find out here, in my Steelers sneak preview! (hint hint)

    http://profootballnetworks.com/2013/09/20/bears-at-steelers-sneak-a-peek/comment-page-1/#comment-87409

  • Unfortunately the Bears make teams that struggle in area's look good sometimes. I hope this is the week our boys bring the mustard. The only phase on defense that needs to pick it up is our pass rush. This would be a great game to change all that.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    That stat I put at the bottom is pretty depressing. We're tied for last in getting with the Rams in getting off the field on 3rd downs mostly due to the pass rush.

    Pathetic. Can't keep hoping on miraculous comebacks every week.

    Thanks for reading.

  • Remember the 85 Bears? They didn't look that good at the beginning of the season. They'll find their groove 85 and when they do? Look out fudgers, here we come! Ha!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Yup. Folk think our being 2-0 is just a lucky start, but you can see the team growing in confidence now. Jay is protected ... he has targets ... that will all improve as the line works out their kinks. Just waiting for Bostic to get promoted and then this thing could really get going.

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    It is a lucky start. We could easily be 0-2. Not that I don't think the Bears are good, but getting these two games in hand early, with a new coach, new system, new o-line, will pay huge dividends.

    Two tough early losses would slow the learning curve.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    It's better to be lucky than good Big Mike. No shame in that at all.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    But under Lovie, we lose those two games. I thought we were unlucky against Minny and had to scrap for the game in the end. Forte runs that one-yarder in and it's a completely different game.

  • How's that going Butch? Is this something that you do for fun? Or is this something that you get paid for/hopefully get paid for eventually? Just curious.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    They have some sort of tier system where eventually I can get paid, but for now it's just for fun.

    Pretty soon though I might adopt the Joker's philosophy:

    "If you're good at something, never do it for free!"

  • The 'hot dog' gif alone is worth the trip.

  • That gif you did with Todd Haley was pure comic gold!

  • Ha. Glad you guys enjoyed it. It's somewhat creepy, but that's Haley. An asshole paired with another asshole (Big Ben). Obviously they cancel each other out since they're 0-2.

  • Nice piece Jeff. I likery!

    What the Bears will be 3-0? Can you say undefeated season boys and girls? Myaaaaaaaaaahaahaahaa!

  • Shady McCoy looks like he's in major pain right now. Hope he's ok. I don't see Vick making it through the season.

  • Comparing the blowjob fest in the pre-game with the little Vick interview and sit down with Dion and hearing Dion backtrack from it at halftime was priceless.

    It's all about the narrative.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    What? The Playmaker could have made a mistake? PERISH THE THOUGHT

  • In reply to Waffle:

    "well...uh, I did not expect that from Vick tonight" he fucking stammered as he simply could not frame the pissing away of the game any differently.

    Also, with every other teams game I watch with missed FG's left and right I value that idiot Robbie Gould more and more. That fucking pussy whiner is money in the bank from 57yards in.

    At this pace he will certainly ask for top 2 kicker money, per his preseason tirade on the radio from training camp and will politely be told to fuck off.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    We'll see what happens on that. The Bears should figure out a way to keep him. He is worth a great deal to the team.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    i agree but Robbie is so pissed about not getting a contract extension (while he was still unproven from surgery) that he already said he's going to try to break the bank for kickers.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    He said that months ago. We'll see how much his opinion softens to stick around for a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

  • I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, the designer of the Eagles cheerleaders uniforms and the person who picked the delightful cast of "dancers", "up and coming actresses", "students" and career bangholes that are modeling them for us tonight.

  • Quite possibly the BEST penalty call of my lifetime...
    "False start.
    Everybody but the Center."

  • ok, i'm beating a dead horse but it gets even better. After a game in which Vick had 2 picks including a pick six, 2 dropped picks, multiple fumbles, etc.

    THE POST GAME GUYS GO THROUGH THE GAME HIGHLIGHTS AND NOT ONE VICK TURNOVER IS SHOWN.

    I'm sorry, this is ludicrous.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Not unexpected though. NFC East team is all you have to say.

    That division blows so far. I hope it continues, and it probably will, since their cross conference division this season is the NFC North.

  • Final post of the night:

    seriously, fuck goodell. It's getting embarassing Roger.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Goodell's legacy:

    He took the ground game, intimidation and defense out of the game....and replaced it with prolific worldwide fantasy gambling.

    WHORISH.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Yeah, look what happened to Vegas? He he.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    haha, the difference is that Vegas is supposed to be that and football is supposed to be football.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I agree. Fucking Goodell.

    Not sure he was responsible for the ff gambling phenom though. Initially, the NFL was very reluctant to even acknowledge FFs existence because they didn't want to be linked with gambling (same reason they will never host a SB in Vegas).

    The NFL rule changes to give offenses an advantage was already taking place.

    Besides. FF does take defenses into account, esp in IDP leagues. I beat NBIT last year in the championship because my defense scored more than his Adrian Peterson. Go figure.

  • whoa... you just blew my mind. I never even thought of that. A SB in vegas.

    Ho-ly-sheite.

    That would be bedlam. damn, I'm in.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Keep dreaming, MB.

    The NFL won't even consider Vegas for the Pro-Bowl. The god-damn PB!

    Maybe they're scared that players would go nuts over there, that some will reenact "The Hangover".

    It would actually be a great venue. How many tourist are there at any given time? Don't have to worry about snow/rain. They have all the infrastructure already set up. It's pretty close to almost everyone.

    But Goodell will never allow it. No way.

  • watch NFL network and tell me that's not the focus of the league. They put it into hyperdrive thinking they could raise profits and fine the shit out of people and limit liability on future lawsuits by saying, "look how we tried to make the game safer/easier to gamble on!"

  • I'll say this again....

    Do rodgers and that fucktard alex smith share the exact same whore of a mother, because they look like the same half aborted nightmare.

    Too much?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No MB, they do not. And yes, too far. Hopefully you can catch a little of this weeks game so you can bring some legit critique next week. Myaaahaah. Just busting your ball as all men have to reserve the other one for a future or present significant other.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I getcha maings... in my defense, I have posted some very interesting NFL info (amongst the boobies).... not just rants.

  • Yesterday the thought crossed my mind that like the Dallas game in 85, the Steelers game could have a huge symbolic meaning for our boys this year. I for one would love to see another 44-0 blowout on the road.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jFyAh8PQog

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I don't think so. Pittsburgh is 0-2 and not exactly considered a contender.

    Dallas was 7-3 at that point and all the talk in Texas (I lived in San Antonio then) was that the Bears had "not beaten anyone". That Cowboys fans were too retarded to recognize the win of the defending Super Bowl champion 49s *in San Francisco* is typical of the NFC East base.

    Otis Wilson (I think) commented after the game that "I guess we still haven't beaten anyone", one of the better kicks of a dead horse I've heard.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    "Otis Wilson (I think) commented after the game that "I guess we still haven't beaten anyone", one of the better kicks of a dead horse I've heard."

    Hadn't heard about that, love it nonetheless.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    I'm pretty sure Steve Fuller started that game at QB.

  • Trac, I don't know how this will fit in with your beliefs, but my life was changed by a conversation I had today. I know you'll all go "Oh Irish, not again ..." but just listen to this......

    I was getting my laptop fixed at school today, the IT guy is Russian and his father is a Professor at the university (material science). I had heard from another Professor that I have lunch with that Prof. Losotzev had seen something in Russia that was not made by humans, a material that was unknown to us - a very thin, very hard piece of metal that was impervious to any force applied. I had been keen to speak with him but he never leaves his office and I put it on the long finger. Anyway, when I was dropping my laptop into Mikhail, his father was there and so I asked him about this strange material. It turns out he had written a book on UFOs based on his investigations on behalf of the military/KGB etc. It was never translated into English, but is called 'UFOs in Voronezh' - you can youtube 'ufo voronezh', the videos are short and mention nothing of some of the stuff he told me, like the robot. He published only the accounts which he believed to be real and left out even the stories which were interesting and he 50% believed but had not got enough support for. He hates disinformation and did not want to be discredited as he had a career to worry about.

    I followed him to his office and he talked for two and a half hours - it just flowed out of him, he doesn't have many people to talk to clearly - but the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck the whole way through his telling me about these human-like aliens that were about
    3M tall with blond hair.

    There was a spate of sightings/manifestations/landings in Voronezh, in 1989, and he was on the team asked to investigate it. Things had changed in Russia post-Gorbachev, and the KGB were ordered to open up and share information with other countries on these matters - so he was surprised when a KGB Major came to his office one day to ask him to help with the investigation into what happened in Voronezh, and gave him the resources necessary to completely investigate the situation : Video camera to record the interviews etc.
    Previously, any academic would have been ostracized if they even mentioned aliens - and you would be visited by the KGB all right, but for a very different reason -escort to a gulag - but the tide had turned in Russia and he was invited along for the ride. He was invited to a military base to investigate a strange material they had found after a visitation there. He spoke to the two soldiers who had the encounter -I'll post the story later.

    Do you remember the French scientist in Close Encounters of the Third Kind? His real name is Jacques Vallée, and he went to Russia to interview Yuri (as did media from all over the planet for about two years, he and his colleagues were quite the celebrities) and swap notes. He said the French have been recording all of these visitations for a few hundred years. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they would arrive in hot-air balloons, things recognisable to the people of the time.

    I was skeptical about human accounts of UFOs, but not anymore. I believe they exist now, and it's comforting in a way to feel that we are not alone. They visit us just to watch and observe. They are not malevolent but loving. I'm going to write down the things he told me and then I'll post them. He and his son are good people and I feel he was telling me exactly what happened, me writing this here is just hearsay, but I had to share it, I was shaking for about an hour afterwards. These are NOT Extra Terrestrials. They share the same space perhaps.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interdimensional_hypothesis
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Vall%C3%A9e

    We are not alone. And that feels good. We are not alone.

  • Ha! I believe in the eye witness testimony of Jesus. More people saw him than UFO's.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    do you believe he walked and water? healed the sick? turned water into... crap... is this what it was?

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

  • In reply to evantonio:

    he was so awesome!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSQczYEeB2w

    (bringing out the oooooold skoo)

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I've been surfing this since I got home. This is a nuclear physicist Charles Hall who worked at Nellis Airforce base, talking about his interactions with the 'Tall Whites' who are housed by the military. No way this is all just his imagination. Judge for yourselves.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtIe8tDcOP0

  • What happened to the short grey ones?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Wait, what are we talking about?

  • 1. So dennis rodman was from russia?

    2. Yes trac, it was confirmed that jesus was a MAN, and that he was a carpenter by trade, and that the romans killed him.

    That's pretty much ALL that was CONFIRMED. MWAYYYYAAAAA!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hardy har har. I guess you owed me that.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    you're welcome Trac, you sir, are welcome.

    btw, you do know he was a good jewish boy, right?

  • It certainly is possible but I remain skeptical. It just seems like now that everyone (except me) has a cell phone there just aren't as many Elvis, UFO, Bigfoot, Nessie, sightings. Now that everyone has a camera at the ready all of these sightings have stopped. Coincidence? I think not.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    same for jesus canada

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My mother was and 2 of my sisters are very religious. I'm a recovering catholic. If religion helps you get through your daily life and you get something out of it, great. It didn't work for me. I've got no issue with religion as long as people aren't trying to force it on me or trying to take away some freedom in the name of religion. No matter what religion it is, I think fundamentalists are all dangerous and insane. When religion is used to help the poor and oppressed it's terrific. Usually that's not the case. Usually it's used to acquire more money and/or more power. Preaching for gold and not the souls.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The money changers Canada. They are out there. No different than Doctors that perform harmful and counter productive surgery on terminally ill cancer patients just to get their fee before they shuffle them off to the next specialist. My wife has worked in the medical industry for 30 years and it's mostly all about the money and local politics amongst the physicians and hospitals. The love of money is a root of evil. I appreciate your comments and fully understand where you are coming from.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    that is EXACTLY (literally to the letter) how I feel about it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I was skeptical too C-Bear. Roswell was always interesting to me, but nothing more. Apparently their base is at Indian Springs. Check that Charles Hall video out, seriously. He's a vietnam vet, a nuclear physicist and has worked in close proximity with these things. I've only scrathced the surface, but these tall whites/nordic aliens are all over the web. So many sightings have been reported around these bases that there must be something to it. They run scouting missions from the bases which act as 'alien embassies' and human soldiers are not allowed near their craft - which can travel faster than the speed of light. Einstein's relativity is clearly wrong. A meteor hit one of these craft, and Hall said they were working on it for days.

    The military has some kind of deal with these beings, and offers them a place to stay and the perimeter of the base is obviously guarded by U.S. soldiers. They enjoy going into Vegas wearing sunglasses (in the sixties anyway, when he was there) and apparently their CIA bodyguards stand out more. They're not all tall, they get taller as they get older and live to around 800 years. They get more frail the taller they get. They have no desire to remain secret and never said tat their presence need be a secret, but the military believes people aren't "emotionally ready" to accept alien life-forms. I took all of this with a pinch of salt over the years, but having spoken with that guy today and listened to his findings, I'm in absolutely no doubt that they are real. I'm writing down as much as I can remember so I don't forget. He has seen this evidence with his own eyes and is convinced that most of the people they interviewed were telling the truth. HTey were all interviewed separately, re-interviewed etc. to see if their stories kept together, and it was all kosher. There were children involved. Here's a short 6 minute video on the Voronezh landings. It was a number of incidents around the same area over about two weeks.

    There were so many witnesses, and separately located all saying the same thing that there is no way it's a hoax. These things have been sighted all over the world, and there is no way that your average Russian in 1989 would have known these stories. No way. Yes, of course there are a million bullshit stories and drunk rednecks seeing hings, but there's something to this. I've never posted shit about aliens on here before. I've always believed there was life out there somewhere but was very skeptical as to their actual visiting us and possessing the ability to do so. If Einstein was wrong then it's possible. They are to us, what we are to chimps. We don't know everything. We don't know what 95% of the universe is composed of. It's stuff we literally don't know what it is.

    If they are inter-dimensional beings then it's quite likely that dark energy and dark matter is just the gravitational force reaching across the barriers. 84% of the gravity in the universe is unaccounted for - what is it?

    Don't worry, I won't be posting shit here every day and annoying people with every damn alien story I come across. I will post the stuff I was told today when I've written it down. I do have a bullshit detector, but it didn't go off today, quite the opposite in fact. Here is a legitimate professor sitting there quite candidly telling me stuff he'd investigated for the KGB/Military, outside of their jurisdiction with no reason to lie. He's a lovely guy, although very private - I could tell he was delighted to have somebody to talk about it.

    As Buzz Aldrin, Gordo Cooper and Edgar Mitchell have gotten older they've become more open in coming forward about things they've seen. Apollo 11's UFO sighting on the way to the moon is well documented on YT. Cooper and Mitchell, former astronauts, have seen things when they were flying jets and also gone public.

    But watch Hall's testimony, it's so incredible that it's credible.

    We are not alone.

    Voronezh piece :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCgF22X-Gq0

  • Here's an interview with Charles J. Hall. Any of you guys live near Indian Springs? He gives directions to Area 51 which contains Area 53 and 54 where their base is. Love to know what that deal they have is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMvhNxdJo7Q

  • Irish, Irish, Irish. I'm watching that first video. That dude is off. How does he know they live 800 years? I'm chuckling at his schtick. Boy does he have an imagination.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Trac, how about a little reading from Genesis chapter 5. And chapter 6 : 1-4. Let me know what you come up with.

  • In reply to MichBearFan:

    The "sons of God" are always a reference to angels in the Bible MBF. The writer of those text's was specifically talking about angelic beings(Angels). This falls in line with a third of the angels rebelling and and being cast down from heaven. You may not believe that but that's what the Bible says.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    angels = aliens... or aliens = angels?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    If you were a humble jewish shepard, and you were told to write down the early history of mankind; how would you write about people who come down from the heavens? Especially the ones who doink all the good looking females?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    He talked to them - he was one of only a few people they would let approach their part of the base, they trusted him, they didn't like the generals and high rankers. Allegedly.

  • Irish, get on this ASAP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr6rp0HYgQ8

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    As we live in a universe that is heavily related to the electro-magnetic spectrum that's actually maybe not a bad idea MB.

  • oh jesus irish.

    see how i did that?

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTQxMA==

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    :o)

  • So anyhoo .....
    This is nice.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/videos/Thayers-Playbook-Jeffery-deception/124a3140-9fe5-4902-9b15-c7586428a15c

  • lovie totally would have done the same thing. totally.

  • That was awesome. Now the play that wasn't there makes total sense. Jeff? Jeff? Oh never mind.

  • Thayer is a real asset to the web presence of the Bears.

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTQwNw==

  • In reply to Jacques Vallée:

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

  • In reply to MB30SD:

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

  • In reply to Jacques Vallée:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnNbAPdzP8s&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    meme-war

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Mwah!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    GPs alter-ego.

  • In reply to Jacques Vallée:

    usually the guys that say they are the guys that knock are in fact the guys that absolutely do not knock and would never knock because they would get knocked out.

  • In reply to Jacques Vallée:

    GP is back!

  • In reply to Viva:

    http://www.jacquesvallee.net/

  • I think it's hilarious that theories like the ones Irish propose are viewed as insane, while equally ludicrous stories are the very cornerstones of peoples belief system simply because they reside in books written 2000 years ago.

    Irish, your theories are intriguing to me and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter. Trac, I love ya man, but yours, not so much.

  • Good point. I do think it's possible there are other life forms in the universe but I'm not wasting any time worrying about it. As far as religion is concerned my take is people are fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    If ya'll read that Crichton lecture I posted, it had an amusing section about SETI.

  • Thanks Doc. I love you too.

  • Doc, let me tell you why aliens don't exist.

    Voyager was launched in 1977 and is now around 9.7 billion miles from the sun. Thats past Pluto, past the the orrt cloud, past the termination shock and now within the heliosheath.

    http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/sola...

    Reaching the edge of our galaxy would take 20,000 years if we could travel at the speed of light...........

    To make it to another galaxy (the closest, andromeda) would take 2.5 million years if we could travel at the speed of light.

    Everyone can stop talking about it now...you know, unless organic life forms have somehow found out how to bend the space time continuum, construct an aircraft that could survive the unsurvivable event of accelerating to light speed without the ship and it's inhabitants imploding and then being able to keep said inhabitants asleep for 30,000 + years in some sort of cryosleep.

    Yup, sounds good to me.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You go boy.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    lol, unfortunately I can't get behind the entire story of God/Jesus/Christianity as well.

    I believe a man named Jesus once existed and I believe that he inspired a group of people to live life a different way. I believe that local authorities felt he was getting in the way and that his influence was gaining too much momentum and that it would affect the political landscape and they set him up for the fall. Then the story grew and grew until he was doing magic and shit and the story got crazy from there.

    That's about it.

    For me it's all about the Golden Rule (called many other things in other cultures)

    Treat those as you want to be treated.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Voyager? You do know that we never went to the moon, right?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    lol

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Also, it can be assumed that the laws of inertia can be overcome if there is a fifth force. If you are familiar with the story of scientific discovery, the horizons have always shifted. Search d\for Feynman talking about chess. What is thought to be law can change over time as new discoveries are made. It's like saying in 1000 BC that the Earth is flat, everyone knows it and that's that. A little while later, it becomes obvious that the earth is not flat and how stupid they were for thinking it was . Now it's 2013 and we have it all worked out? The goalposts have constantly shifted since the dawn of understanding ... but NOW we know it all and there can be no further shifting? False logic.

  • dude, two totally different concepts.

    Thinking the earth is flat and knowing that it is not humanly possible to survive being accelerated to the speed of light to take a 2.5Million year road trip are two different things.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    No no no. Thinking that flying at the speed of light is the only way to reach alien worlds is what I was comparing it to. My point is, sometimes our minds can't comprehend the alternate possibilities until evidence of alternate realities present themselves.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    How are they different? It was 'common knowledge' that the world was flat, and it is common knowledge that FTL travel is not possible.

    Again, if they are from a different dimension, no FTL travel is necessary, they just slip between dimensions by changing their quantum frequency or whatever. We need to do a lot more work with magnetism. CJ Hall said that these dudes want 'our magnetic material', but are not interested in sharing info on FTL travel.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'd also like to know why nobody ever reports seeing black aliens. Racism?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    does green count... why do they have to be our colors?!

    racist.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'm not saying I believe, I'm just saying I find their existence no less believable than the stories of the bible.

    And remember, it was once believed that if we sailed far enough in the ocean, we would fall off the earth. It's possible that "aliens" exist but their form of travel is equally alien to us, like flying in a plane would have seemed 1000 years ago. You know, wormholes and the like. Again, I'm not saying I believe, but I'm certainly not saying I don't believe. I guess I'm as agnostic about alien prospects as I am about god.

  • What if Jesus comes back through a wormhole Doc?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I shudder to ask, but how would you know? If someone came back that was familiar with the stories, and had some good parlor tricks, would that convince?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I didn't know that david copperfield was still doing shows?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    This has to be one of my favorite comments of all time.

    "What if Jesus comes back through a wormhole Doc, would you believe then?"

    "In Jesus or Aliens?"

    Yes.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Could you imagine? It would blow Docs mind. Lol.

  • In reply to Shady:

    It's more likely that 'Jesus' was an alien than that he was some Jewish zombie carpenter who happened to be the son of creator of the universe born to a virgin fable. That's REALLY dubious.

  • I hear you. I love me some wormhole talk. I would love it if we found rips or wrinkles in the fabric of space that allowed us to do Star Trek type shit. I'd love to bang hot alien cheerleaders of whatever sport is being played in the badass civilization that found a way to time travel or to master interstellar travel.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hot alien cheerleaders. Me likey.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Vintage Waffle. A good year too.

  • Neil DeGRasse Tson made the point "We share 98/99% of our DNA with chimps. What if there were a race that shared 99% of their DNA with us. That 1% would make them as differnt to us as we are to chimps. Did chimps go to the moon? Nope.They've been in space only because we put them there (and killed them btw). So how stupid do we appear to the beings known as Tall Whites?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You are assuming that Einstein was right about super-luiminal travel not being possible. He can't be wrong. A guy from the last century knows absolutely that we cannot travel at the speed of light? Really? If there are indeed alien races who are already here - as I now believe there are - then clearly they have a far greater understanding of physics and atomic behaviour than we do. WE only split the atom 70 years ago, that is when these beings contacted the military.We are babies in technological terms. Hall has already told us that the Tall Whites at Indian Springs can travel faster than the speed of light. Einstein only knew of 4 forces when there are allegedly 5. Their FTL travel is based on magnetism. You're thinking like a human, our knowledge is severly limited. We have NO IDEA what 95% of the matter in the universe is, so we call it dark matter. We are clueless. Einstein's "theories" say one cannot travel at the speed of light - and the proof is...? As it happens, Professor Losotzsev's opinion was that they are from a different dimension, that they occupy THIS space, but vibrate/operate at a different quantum signature. You change the frequency of the vibration, ten you 'appear' in that dimension. Ergo, no FTL travel is necessary, we just have to discover the fifth force/learn more about physics. Einstein's intelligence was limited - for example, he refuted Quantum Mechanics. Didn't buy it at all. Ergo his theories disregard that which is now accepted as fact and none of whose laws have ever been proven wrong, as Richard Feynman pointed out. Remember, Einstein was given the Nobel prize by ... humans. And humans know virtually nothing about the universe they live in.

  • Correction to the second line - should read "He can't be wrong ?"

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTQxNA==

  • Bingo!

  • Now I'm only giving any credence to this U.S. Bases harboring visitors because I talked to this Professor, the physical descriptions fit. I never bothered looking into UFO stories because they're generally so random and varied and what're-ya-gonna'do? But man, the shit I heard today from a guy who was on-the-spot. Not some random nut, but an academic that was tasked by the Russian military to inspect shit. I accept that it's hard for people to get their heads around, because unless you have a conversation with somebody who's closer to all of that, then it does appear highly unlikely.

    It kind of puts the Fed in the shade, doesn't it?

  • No. The Fed was in the shade already. Insidious bastards.

  • dude, WTF!?!?!?

    Common man

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/justice/chicago-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Everyone here in Chicago chuckles sadly when something like this happens and politicians and political figureheads like the police chief immediately bring up weapons as the culprit.

    The police here in Chicago know exactly who is doing the shooting and where they live and why it's happening but the hard answers that no one wants to talk about is how to stop it.

    It's easier to blame the gun. Blame the rifle and gloriously point out that this one time it wasn't a handgun. See??? Assault weapons must be stopped!!! Except, they don't know what was used and the previous 20 killings were handguns...and all by gangbangers...and all with previous records....and all in the exact areas that cops refuse to really police.

    Everyone knows how to stop it but no one wants to say it.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I was looking at a list of murder victims in Chicago yesterday. It was overwhelmingly black and hispanic victims in the same 8 or 10 neighborhoods. I was surprised at how few whites were on the list. How do you stop this gang violence Johnny?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You mean hunt the perps down and shoot them all? You could probably find enough people that willing to be deputized to help out.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    no not that.

  • Irish, you're forgetting the golden rule of life maingses....

    .... never believe a dodgy fucking russian(s).

    Oh, and it's sub-rule... never take one home, you'll wake up in an ice bath missing a kidney.

    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGYh8AacgY

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    its

  • Irish my brother, you leave me speechless sometimes. This blog can take the weirdest turns imaginable. I wonder how many newbies stumble on this blog, start reading, and hit an Irish post and their head explodes! Our regs have to be the most eclectic group of contributors in the world of sports blogging. How long do you think gp can stay away? Jeff can offer a prize on who guesses how long until gp posts again. Will he wait until the launch of the new site, grab himself a "FIRST"?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    MURPH!!!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I bet he went on vacation. I say give him about two weeks from the time of his last post. Either then or after they go 19-0.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Like I said Murph, I never got into the Alien thing before, because unless you've got at least some evidence right? I mean how many UFO sightings have been alleged, right? But this Voronezh thing has me freaked. Professor Losotzev was there checking this thing out for the top brass - he's no loon, in fact he's a very bright, genial man who came to the scientific conclusion that the largest town in south West Russia were not part of some giant conspiracy to indoctrinate many people - including children - to create some massive hoax. He was looking for the hoax part, but everyone's interviews and story-checking was corroborated. So if that two-week series of 'events' is true .... then it follows these other stories pertaining to tall, blond aliens must be investigated. I would have completely dismissed Charles J. Hall as another nut before today, I've just never had any time for all that stuff. I was always quite happy believing there's life out there because there are 10 to the power of 21 stars out there. Carbon, Hydrogen, oxygen and Nitrogen are the most abundant elements in the universe and that's all you need for life (apart from the small percentage of 'other' elements'). It's mathematically impossible that we are the only life in the universe if one accepts the laws of Probability.

    I'll give GP a month.

  • I'm actually surprised you were not on the Alien mothership already, Irish.

    Maybe the Fed is run by tall blonde aliens!

    http://guymanningham.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/history_channel_aliens.jpg

    I'm actually an agnostic with aliens. I can see evidence either way, but until grey blondes land on the whitehouse, I'm reserving judgment.

    My psyche is not invested in their existence or non-existence. Though if they DO exist, how can we be sure they're "benevolent". They could be scouting us to take our planet.

    If 'Star Trek' has taught me anything, it's to be wary of aliens.

    live long and prosper.

  • If destruction was their thing, then we'd be dead already, but yes, scouting missions ... perhaps. Would they need to scout for 100+ years? Couldn't they choose any one of gazillions of other planets? I would imagine it's only low-intelligence races like us who do violence.

    Okay .. example one from my experience today :

    The military base
    ===================
    Yuri (the professor) was summoned to a military base and shown a small circular piece of metal about the size of a coin. It was very thin yet could not be damaged in any way they tried, it was made of an unknown metal - nothing like anything he'd ever seen and he's a material scientist. He did not perform a spectral analysis or anything like that - that wasn't his brief. He was asked a lot of questions related to metal, his specialty. Then he was brought into a room with the two soldiers who had witnessed a landing and encounter with these beings when they were patrolling the base. They described something like a 'bus' landing, not aerodynamic in any way, like a trailer, which had windows. A ramp/door lowered and two of these tall, blonde beings exited and walked down the ramp holding what appeared to be large guns. This was within the perimeter of an army base, they're on patrol guarding it .... so they opened fire thinking they were under attack. The path of the bullets arc-ed into the ground and one of the beings raised his weapon and a thin beam from the alien gun drilled a hole in the ammo magazine. The beings just got back onto their craft and left.

    Yuri said from their body language they were quite disturbed by what they'd seen and were probably telling the truth. Having seen the strange material, he gives it some credence.

    There is more. I'm going to bed though.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

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

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    It certainly seems to keep the wimmin away. It's a giant Bears man-cave.

  • watch this. Besides it being bourdain, it's a fascinating subject... but maybe I'm just biased.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/season-2/jerusalem/index.html?hpt=hp_livenow#autoplay=true

  • Irish has finally shed some light the mystery of why Lovie looked up.

    And to think we thought it was a Jumbotron!!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Lovie's probably one of them. A really badly retarded one.

  • Given that Nellis AF base is directly referenced BY CJ Hall. What do we think about this footage taken in that area? Analysis of the military footage :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY5hNyzv65k

  • That was part 5/6 of an interview. Part 6 was where Hall was to talk about the science of these things and to give his closing message to people. Part 6 is not available on Youtube. Isn't that a co-inkydink ...?

  • Maybe the cyanide pill the Ruskies gave him didn't take. More likely they brainwashed him when he turned?

  • Air Farce

  • I just followed Chloe Trestman on twitter.

    I heart Chloe.

  • eeeeeasy tiger.

    What happened to the GF... I thought you guys were tasting cakes already?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    haha. NOOOO. I took a break from her, which may or may not become permanent. The Bears are 2-0 without her though, so why ruin a good thing, eh? lol

    In the meanwhile, I heart Chloe (she's the hot older one, right? Whatevs).

  • Hahahaha... sounds like you should make a road trip down here for a night of partying. I have a pretty comfortable couch... ask doc.

  • For all of us, a gal sabbatical may be a worthy plan.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    This, Dave. This.

  • oh stop it you.

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

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Au contraire pour moi .....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tasting cakes!

  • Alabama (the state not the band) once financed the construction of a bridge by holding a rooster auction.

    That bridge has either collapsed or those were some magnificent cocks.

    Thank you Snapple.

  • In reply to Shady:

    mango madness is sugary delicious!

  • In reply to Shady:

    We've missed this shit Shady...

  • In reply to Shady:

    "the state not the band" - awesome.

  • Fuck the Steelers.

    BEAR DOWN.

    Jeffe - can you unfuck the blog? I miss GP.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Me too.

  • BEARSSS 38
    Steelers 17

    Cutty 4 TDs 0 INTS, and a 6 year $120 million extension next Tuesday. Cutler was born to be our QB.

    GET SOME!

  • In reply to Viva:

    Fuck jyeah let's get the weekend started biatches!

    BEARCE

  • In reply to Shady:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmBearce.

  • Schlereth and bruschi just picked us... Schlereth all over jay's bozac.

    He's actually been pretty good to us and cutty over the last couple years.

  • I just read back. Haven't had such a good laugh in a while. Today's posts have been priceless.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Yes, it's been a damn day Trac.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Damn good, I meant

  • 5.22 a.m. I really am going to bed now. After I rub one out.

    Shady you bastard, you put me off backing KC. I had a good feeling about those picks going over the stats.

    Well ...today my perspective on life changed.

    We are not alone..

    That is all.

  • What's the over/under on Irish rubbing one out to alien poontang?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Ha!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Ten foot pussy? I'll take one for the team!

  • Irish, check out the show Coast to Coast. It's always talking about aliens. You can get links to it from this link.

    http://archive.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page645.html

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Wow, thanks Cor, that's the one.

  • Oh, $7 a month subscription ....

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