• gpldan

    I agree with Jeff that within the city, Ditka means more to Chicago than Jordan does.

    I also think the city has no love for Lovie.

    • MB30SD

      why the fuck would they!?!?!? Please don’t get me started. Thank fucking god you didn’t wrap angelo into that as well.

    • Shady

      Ditka meant more to Chicago than Jordan? pffffhahahahahaahahahah

      • MB30SD

        as an outsider and a non-bball fan, here’s how I see this:

        http://www.ispot.tv/ad/773k/hanes-tagless-underwear-featuring-michael-jordan

        and

        it’s not that either did more for chicago, obviously in volume and heights of fame/exultation, jordan blows ditka away.

        But as a persona taken on by the city and its people, and as an icon of that city… there is zero comparison. Ditka is chicago… jordan is the bulls.

        my $.02.. as in-eloquently as it was stated.

        • Shady

          We’re not talking about persona though, we’re talking about what each brought to a city. For me, it’s simple: 1 Championship vs. 6 Championships. It’s not even close.

          • MB30SD

            i get that and that’s what I meant by volume and exultation.

            But you can’t do just that… that’s like only taking one feature/item/point into account when doing a scientific experiment. Can’t do maings. Gotta take the whole picture into account.

          • Shady

            You have to define the question. Jeff said Ditka was more important to the city because the people could relate to him more. I wouldn’t argue that the people of Chicago couldn’t relate more to Ditka than Jordan, but does that define importance to a city? Not in my eyes. I’ll take the Championships and you can keep the silly superfan personalities.

          • MB30SD

            well how about you just go ahead and eat a big bag of penises then. How about that?

          • Shady
          • MB30SD

            Hahahahaha… I was actually cracking up as I typed that.

            Nice santa penis btw.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            TWO. Didn’t Ditka win in 1963?

            This might be a generational issue. Only one way to find out – DANCE OFF.

            Ok, maybe two ways, Mayor-off. Jordan runs in one ticket, DItka in another.

          • SC Dave

            I like the Mayor-off idea.

  • MB30SD

    yonny… talked about it with a charger fan buddy of mine today.

    Having a rarely seen but VERY capable back up behind your ‘semi-elite’ guy like in SD with billy volke is pretty awesome. That dude was MONEY every single time he had to step up when that whiny little bitch rivers got hurt. Nice place to be if we can pull it off.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    whoa…80s stars then and now. For all you youngins who want to get married to that hot piece of ass, stare into your future…

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/27/stacy-jennifer-jason-leigh-fast-times-at-ridgemont-high-now-photos/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_114472

    • MB30SD

      one word… pippy…. longstockings. Yow!

      Kelly mcginnis… holy yikes!

      Kelly lebrock (tear slowly runs down cheek)

      Sarah Powell (#45) – Yowza!

      another observation… african americans a lot of the time age much better than white folk.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        That was my thought too, but even so. RACIST!

        They should just do a whole “Breakfast Club” then and now…

        • MB30SD

          I didn’t think it was racist at all, in fact I was wondering what the evolutionary factors were to cause this… if it isn’t just a subjective view taken from a non-mathematically relevant sample of a minuscule portion of society with a much greater than average penchant to change/update/augment their physical traits in the first place.

          ok, never mind. Actually, I bet there are pretty simple factors having to do with climates and skin type, etc… etc…

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I think it’s generally known, just like Asians tend to age better too. I’m sure there’s science behind it.

            My biology teacher said so. Don’t know how this came up in class, but somehow he addressed that “Africans do indeed have longer – ahem – limbs. Due to heat conservation. Creatures who do no have to preserve heat can grow taller, leaner, along with their ‘limbs’ – creatures who live in cold climates tend to have short appendages and stout trunks like Eskimos” –

            That’s why you don’t see much Eskimo porn.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahaha… I think you’re just looking in all the wrong places.

      • tobijohn

        You haven’t seen me in the flesh…

        • MB30SD

          Hahahaha… that sounds strangely provocative tobiJ. I’m a little frightened.

          but I’m sure you’re a beautiful man.

    • Shady

      I didn’t know Kelly McGinnis turned into a dude.

      • MB30SD

        yeah, sad. she used to be (sorta) hot.

        http://i2.listal.com/image/2895126/600full-kelly-mcgillis.jpg (maybe a 7)

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          She was the original MILF. Or maybe the gal from the Graduate. Take my breath awaaaayyy…

          • gpldan

            I met her in a club down in old Soho where you drink champagne and it tastes just like Cherry Cola C-O-L-A

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    haha..Sometimes twitter can be fun. I’d like to buy a vowel…

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYt8m6gIQAAGyP5.jpg:large

  • NewBearInTown

    This guy is a great twitter follow and very insightful. Mainly covers Tampa Bay, but has a good understanding of how teams think. Here is his explanation of the Cutler contract situation.

    http://nflphilosophy.com/jay-cutler-and-the-bears-contract-dilemma/

    • gpldan

      Tag n Trade is an interesting possibility.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      It’s a good read, especially putting McCown’s and Cutler’s numbers in perspective. Sort of told us what we already knew, but it’s a nice refresher on the tag situation.

      I do disagree with McCown’s performance meaning little though. If McCown was Hanie-ish, no one in Chicago is even debating about re-signing Cutler. Sure, go ahead and draft a QB, but Cutler’s going to be a Bear.

      Since McCown has not been Hanie, now tag-and-trade, franchising, or even letting him walk become very real options fans are debating. Huge difference.

  • BerwynBomber

    Jordan is the GOAT and a global icon. But Ditka IS Chicago. Or to put it another way: Ditka is solely ours. Jordan is the world’s. And that’s not necessarily Jordan’s fault. It’s just that he became even too big for us whereas Ditka was straight out of a Mike Royko column.

    • Shady

      Identity of a city? Yes agree. Importance? No. Not as important as MJ.

      • gpldan

        Is MJ more important than Oprah?

        • MB30SD

        • Shady

          How many Championships does Oprah have?

          • gpldan

            Ummm…. 25×365? Because every day Oprah was on the air was a big win?

  • NewBearInTown

    I have heard that ratings in Chicago are actually higher for Bulls games surprisingly. I think on the South Side, basketball is the more popular sport. But I think in terms of the being part of the city’s identity (at least for the 8+ years I’ve lived here), Ditka is a much bigger part. Jordon is bigger nationally, but not as much at the city level.

    • Shady

      I down voted you because you misspelled GOAT.

  • NewBearInTown

    Don’t want to give away my off-season thoughts yet (wait till we win the Superbowl first), but here’s our cap picture right now.

    http://www.overthecap.com/teamcap.php?Team=Bears&Year=2014

    If we cut Pepper’s contract (which is very likely, even if he comes back), we will pro-rate that cap hit over two years. That will leave us with $50 million in cap space. But that $50 million is without a QB, CB(x2), and any only McClellin and Paea on the D-Line. We could cut Bush as well.

    With those numbers, we can comfortably franchise Cutler and still have plenty of room under the cap to make moves while we negotiate. With that much money and our offense where it is, we will see a totally rebuilt defense next year.

    • MB30SD

      beautiful. thanks NB

  • MB30SD

    know what makes me angry?

    The media and every single friend I have telling me what a dick and douche jay is… as I’m watching phillip rivers tonight I’m just shaking my head.

    What a total, complete, and utter tool. Oh My God!

    • Shady

      I just think to myself, “If Jay acted like that what would the media say?”

      So because Rivers is chummy with the media, they give him a pass on his douchey behavior even though he hasn’t won anything? Bullsheite.

      • MB30SD

        exactly.

      • MB30SD

        Jeff’s on the same page with us

        DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
        Phil Rivers is easily the most annoying player in the NFL to watch after the play is dead. Just go to the huddle.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Manning with his sour-puss Goonie face on the sideline isn’t exactly Mr. Congeniality either.

      • MB30SD

        he is the dorkiest looking dude in football… besides his goofy-ass brother (who has 16 TDs… and 20 INTs this year. jesus)

        https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRM0HPHYxSLA9vxYD0DB9YcNa79c1F4VRW7wrPmvxd7rC0RfIe6

        • SC Dave

          Except when he’s throwing the ball, in which case he is the best looking guy in our lifetimes.

          • EnderWiggin

            I’d take Brady, Brees, Moon, or Montana over your so-called “best looking” guy. Don’t tell anyone, but I’d probably take Favre over him too.

          • MB30SD

            Not tonight dave

  • Shady

    It’s funny, when Jeff started doing these radio spots he sounded like an amateur compared to the hosts. Now after doing these for a while he sounds like the seasoned vet and the hosts sound like amateurs.

    At the end of the interview Jeff mentions the tremendous amount of pressure that will be on Cutler this Sunday. I agree Jay will feel pressure many levels and how he handles it and how he performs will tell us a lot about him as a QB.

    Looking forward to the article tomorrow.

  • MB30SD

    you guys know I love 007.

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/james-bond-alcohol/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    He ain’t gonna make it that long nerds!

    • MB30SD

      Ejector seat? You’re joking!!!

    • gpldan

      They say Bond would die around 56 from alcohol issues.

      Because… Ian Fleming died at 56 from alcohol issues.

      Wow, now that’s insight.

    • Shady
    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      “A real person who drank as much as Bond, more than 60 grams of alcohol
      per day, would be in the highest risk group for malignancies,
      depression, hypertension and cirrhosis and could also suffer sexual
      dysfunction.”

      Huh? I went on-line to a gram-ounces conversion (Cuz I’m American and don’t think in grams and kilometers), and 60 grams = 2.11 ounces.

      So a person who drinkss 2 ounces of alcohol a day is considered an alcoholic and in danger of all sorts of ramifications? Don’t the French drink at least one glass of wine a day just to kick off their mornings? Am I missing something here? Are they referring to 2 ounces of moonshine or something?

      • gpldan

        CNN is the home of Sanjay ‘Scare tactic” Gupta. I wouldn’t worry about it,

  • bearsfantillend

    REALLY WTF!!! Seriously what is wrong with people. Even if your team lost you still got to spend the last 3-4 hours watching football LIVE and drinking, that should make you happy. Why the violence?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/13/quadruple-stabbing-outside-mile-high-following-game/

    • if the victims had knives themselves, i bet this never would have happened.

  • gpldan

    Jeff says: Saw 2 fights erupt w/in 10 rows at Soldier & 2 young guys vomit in bathroom. Will never get fans getting that drunk for sporting event.

    And you get to pay $46 for parking, $200 for a ticket, have the CPD yell at you from horseback – all for the privledge of carousing with dicks those guys.

  • gpldan

    Did anybody see Cutler’s press conference yesterday?

    Radio today is saying he had a major case of dickface going on. This game is big for Cutler, because the Bears want to win it and try for the division crown on W-L and McCown is so pious and Cutty cops such attitude, the media is beginning to root against him now openly.

    If Cutler throws some picks or is limping and shows no ability to run for easy 1st downs, do you pull him? if so, what does that do for the long term prospects.

    This thing is like All My Children with steroid use.

    • Shady

      There will certainly be a lot of drama. But to answer your question, if Jay is injured and limited in what he can do you pull him. If he is healthy and is just struggling to perform I think you leave him in, because if Trestman yanks him while healthy for bad performance, all of a sudden Jay is probably done for the season and more likely to be done in Chicago.

    • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

      He had dickface because Peggy Kusinski asked him if Josh had given him back the keys to the car. They were treating him like shit and we know he’s not going to sit there and take shit from some fucking beat reporter.

  • gpldan

    With help from Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin and Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis, Ish shows Sudden Death he’s got game!

    http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/500357/NFL-Rush-Zone-Guardians-Unleashed-Redzone-Retalitation

  • gpldan

    Browns have one weapon: Josh Gordon.

    Vegas has this game as a Pick’Em. What do they know that we don’t?

    • Shady

      They also have Jordan Cameron and a running game (because every team that play the Bears finds a running game). The Browns also almost knocked off NE in NE and the Bears have played poorly on the road. The edge, IMO, goes to the Bears because of the 4th quarter. The Browns have found a way to lose close games while the Bears, especially with Clutchler, have found ways to win. That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to see an amped up Jay make a mistake or two early but settle down and lead the team to victory late in the game.

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