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Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Game Preview

| November 8th, 2013

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

A week ago – yes, it was only  a week ago – every comment, Tweet and email directed my way was about the 2014 offseason. The Bears season was going to be ended unceremoniously at Lambeau Field and Mel Tucker Watch was going to begin. Then Shea “Packer Killer” McClellin was turned loose on Aaron Rodgers. Season reborn? Who knows…

One thing is clear. The winner of Sunday’s showdown between the Bears and Lions will be the clear favorite to win the NFC North. Makes it so much easier to ask the It is age-old question…

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

I always like the Chicago Bears.

BUT WHAT FOOTBALL REASONS, JEFF?

  • Suddenly the Bears can rush the passer? Shea McClellin and Julius Peppers delivered the effort Bears fans had clamored for Monday night in Green Bay. Can they sustain that intensity and harass Matthew Stafford, a quarterback they’ve dominated at Soldier Field? I think they can.
  • The moment is huge. Marc Trestman has an opportunity to take the Chicago Bears into first place in the NFC North by beating a rival at home. His offense is humming, even with backup quarterback Josh McCown. Trestman has shown the position is not too big for him. That continues.
  • I like that Kyle Long is getting his second crack at Ndamukong Suh and think we’ll see significantly different results.
  • Detroit does not defend the pass well (26th) and does not sack the quarterback any better (29th). I expect Trestman and Kromer to put Cutler into good down and distances by throwing early. The biggest mistake a team can make against Detroit is attempting to run up the middle on early downs and allowing Suh and Fairley to dominate the line of scrimmage.
  • A few things to take from the first meeting. (1) Jay Cutler was a turnover machine, throwing three interceptions and fumbling for a touchdown. Bears won’t commit those turnovers at home. (2) Detroit had little success in the second half against the Bears on offense. Was something learned by the Bears or did Detroit take their foot off the gas? (3) The Bears offense dominated the game in the fourth quarter. Was something learned by the Bears or did Detroit take their foot off the gas?
  • It just seems every member of the Bears offense – line, receivers, tight end, backs – are playing their best right now. Nothing more can be asked as we turn to the second half of the season.
  • Jay Cutler returns. And I expect a big performance.

ON JAY CUTLER’S RETURN

Cutlery

  • I marked the injured region above so you’re clear.
  • I think this week can finally put an end to the Is Jay Cutler Tough? debate. Cutler’s injury was absolutely a four-week injury and no doctor, outside Dr. Brandon Marshall, even ENTERTAINED an earlier return. Impressive.
  • I don’t buy for a single second Cutler’s return was not influenced by Josh McCown’s performance over the last six quarters. McCown had been near flawless since taking over at QB and if he put together another brilliant four-quarter run and beat another division rival…the debate over who to start against Baltimore the following week would be a merited one.
  • It will be interesting to see how Trestman handles the game if Cutler begins to show any physical limitations. If Jay looks hobbled or is unable to plan his back foot, would Trest go to his bullpen early to prevent throwing away a pivotal division contest?
  • This is an opportunity for Cutler to put a stranglehold on the position for the next five years. Step onto the field Sunday, pull a 28-34, 345, 3 TD, 0 INT and fans will embrace the $75 million contract you sign this winter.

DA BEAR CONCERNS

Concern #1: Why would anyone believe the Bears will stop the Lions run game? After watching them play the Packers Monday night I’m not sure they could stop the run game of me and eleven my closest friends.

Concern #2: Calvin Johnson is better than everyone in the world at catching footballs. It doesn’t matter if he’s doubled or tripled, Stafford is going to throw the ball up in the air and let Megatron collect it. He usually does. Maybe line up Shea McClellin on Johnson early?

Concern #3: Lions coaches had a bye week to prepare for the Bears defense. Not sure they needed the bye week but they had it.

OLD ELVIS COSTELLO PICKED DA BEARS

ditka bears

MATCH-UP OF REMARKABLE IMPORTANCE

  • Bears safeties Chris Conte & Major Wright vs. Correct Angles, Proper Tackling Technique & Ball Awareness. Conte and Wright will be tested most by the Lions’ two most prominent weapons: Bush and Johnson. Can the safeties improve their disgraceful work in run support and keep the seven yard run from going for seventy? Can they find the ball downfield and keep it from falling into the wide open hands of Megatron? They struggled Monday with almost zero responsibility in the passing game. Those responsibilities increase quite a bit Sunday.

GREAT QUOTE

From the Twitter feed of Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free-Press:

Raiola on Chi fans: “I don’t like them. And I don’t think they like me, either. I don’t really care. I’m not talking about them this year.”

Does any Chicago Bears fan spend ten seconds thinking about Dominic Raiola? I know that I won’t be restless in bed Saturday night worry about Raiola’s influence on Sunday’s contest. Guys like Raiola have such an inflated sense of self-importance it is almost comical. You’re the center. On the Lions. Calm down.

MOST INTERESTING PLAYER ON THE FIELD

  • I wrote a week ago the Bears needed a great performance out of the defensive ends and some of you (*cough*gpldan*cough*) mocked that contention. What do the Bears need Sunday? They need Charles Tillman to play like Charles Tillman. They need the defense’s best player to line up against the opposing offense’s best player and keep him under control. He’ll get his catches and probably hit them for seven at some point but Tillman must be tasked with making the 5-7 yard slant a living hell for Calvin Johnson. He needs to make sure that once Megatron has the football, he hits the ground. And it wouldn’t hurt to knock the ball out a few times either. Tillman just played an ENTIRE game. Now he needs to play a GREAT one.

THIS VIDEO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL

I find that younger people don’t know anything about the TV series Taxi and they should. Some of the best comedy acting in the history of television. My friend Mike Lapinski and I were once kicked out of the Museum of Television and Radio in NYC for laughing too hard at this scene.

A SINGLE STAT PREDICTION (I’ve lost track)

  • McClellin and Peppers register three or more sacks between them.

WRAPPING IT UP IN A FEW SENTENCES

  • I have no faith in the Bears defense, especially after their sieve-like performance against the run Monday night. But I think Jay Cutler and the Bears will move the ball consistently down the field, score a bunch of points and the defense causes a turnover at the right moment in the fourth quarter.

FINAL SCORE

  • Chicago Bears 38, Detroit Lions 28

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  • gpldan

    Incognito vs. Dominic Raiola in a cage match. Who wins?

    • thejimmyforde

      The cage…

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Everyone else on the planet.
      Especially if the cage is under water. And has no doors. And includes some box jellyfish.

  • Teddy

    So Raiola talks about the Bear fans in the same sentence he says hes not going to talk about them…makes sense

  • MB30SD

    “Bears safeties Chris Conte & Major Wright vs. Correct Angles, Proper Tackling Technique & Ball Awareness”

    If this is the most pivotal match up this weekend…. Oooooh fuck.

    I just hope mel tucker (and joe decamillis for that matter) understands how critical it is for him to change something in order to change how the unit has been playing. They don’t need to be the ’85 D, or the ’06 D, shit, or even the 2011 D… they just need to be solid and consistent and get some 3rd and outs and like jeff says, a critical turn over here or there.

    Specials also doesn’t need to be anything even close to spectacular, they just can’t give up a block, or a return, or miss a kick. And that nerd podlesh just needs to be decent.

    If the D and specials can just be not bad, we’ll beat these POSes.

  • MB30SD

    His name is ford… coincidence?

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/politics/2013/11/08/ac-ford-drunken-rant.cnn.html

    btw canada… wtf man!?!?

    • CanadaBear

      Toronto is always making fun of Calgary about being a bunch of rednecks (some truth to it) but we have a gay muslim mayor and they have The Buffoon. The first time I ever heard of him was from reading the Bike Snob blog years ago when Ford was a councilman. He hates bicyclists and has made a million stupid comments over the years. Fat, drunk and stupid, where have I heard that before?

    • bearsfantillend

      I love this guy. and i love Toronto for keeping him as mayor.

  • Bender McLugh

    Taxi – such a great show. That’s Michael Brecker on sax in the opening music…..if anyone cared….

  • Trac

    I for one would love to see a good old fashioned butt whoopin by the Bears on the pussycats. Unfortunately, I don’t think that will happen. This is going to be a nail biter.

    • Sactowns#1

      Trac you are so doom and gloom this season, and for no good reason. It looks like both the D and the O have some momentum and have been improving as of late. I see this as the first real dominant performance of the season. It’ll be low 40′s a partly cloudy, perhaps with a little wind whipping off the lake. Dome teams dont like that kinda weather plus the track is a lot slower at Soldier and we all know the crappy turf normally gives the Bears a homefield advantage against indoor teams. So buck up my man and get ready for a fun one.

      • Trac

        Doom and gloom? C’mon buddy, it’s called being realistic. We haven’t whooped anyone’s ass this year. Look back at my post’s last week with a different perspective maybe. My whole tone is based on what we need to do and I failed to see the logic in backing into an excuse for why it would be ok to lose to the Packers in a close one. If we had of lost to the Packers last week, it would have been very difficult to vie for the division and or post season with a loss. Based on how our defense has been playing, I believed then and believe now that last week was a must win game. No football team worth their salt should ever expect to lose and neither should their fans.

  • MB30SD

    you’re welcome. Friday.

    @ the :40 second mark she does this very slight ‘shake’. OMG

    http://swimdaily.si.com/2013/11/04/video-because-we-hate-mondays-almost-as-much-as-garfield-does-we-present-kate-upton-in-body-paint/

  • Big Mike

    Beating the Packers turned this season from one with limited prospects of winning the division, to one where that is well within reach. However, the Bears beat the Packers by 1 score with Seneca Wallace as the QB. Not quite a dominant performance. But surely a joyous outcome.

    Going into the game against the Lions, the Bears have quite a few things going for them.

    1) Offense continues to get better (balance, depth, experience, time of possession, play calling, etc)
    2) Home Game

    3) Defense is going to play better (LB play will improve, Tillman is healthier, Peppers is healthier, Wooton is getting comfortable inside. Did something click for McCellin? Safeties are basically playing for their careers,
    4) Discipline – among the least penalties in the league. Trestman’s poise VS Gym Shorts and his idiots.

    5) Special Teams are going to play well this week.

    I predict a much easier win than is being anticipated.

    Big Mike out.

    (beating the Packers has me drowning in Kool-Aid)

    • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

      take that jug of kool aid into your hands and fucking pound it Mike.
      #returnofPEP

  • MB30SD

    not fb related, but forgot how utterly devastating he was in his prime. My god: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-478QGV9pc#t=283

    • Big Mike

      His punches sounded different. Watching him fight, every time he landed a solid punch the sound was just simply frightening.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        What was remarkable about Tyson’s punches is that he didn’t need much wind up to reach terminal velocity (as in, terminated).

        Some of those hooks were very close quarters, and I would think the opponent threw the fight, but Tyson did it on several occasions.

        It’s like Bruce Lee’s one inch punch (Or Peanut’s donkey punch).

        Of course, his uppercuts were devastating too, in the ring and Tyson’s Punchout.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Love that he comes out in his black shorts to “Welcome to the Terror Dome!”
      http://youtu.be/KpFtzP4DRmo
      His fights were always electric. Most entertaining boxer ever.

      Maybe others were superior, but when you sat down to watch a Tyson match, you were on the edge of your seat. Someone was going to get knocked out, usually viciously. Heck, someone may even get their ear bitten off.

      Can’t say that about Ali!

  • Doc Nitty

    Have you guys seen this? What is the deal with this?

    http://smokinjaycutler.tumblr.com/

    • MB30SD

      doc doc doc…. hey… nice phone my maingses!

      • Doc Nitty

        I take that to mean you’ve already been talking about this. Sorry, been really busy.

        Don’t get the phone comment though.

        • MB30SD

          yeah, was a bad joke about being a little late to the party. I get it… the maths takes precedence over us. *sniff*

  • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/bulls-eye—super-soaker-inventor-scores-huge-payday-232255648.html
    yeah, nuclear engineering and 80+ invention patents are interesting but does he have a sex tape? that’s what I really want to know.

  • Trac

    For Big Mike(Haven’t found out how to replay to comments on my iPhone yet). Yes, everything you say seems to be true. Don’t forget that none of this is going on if the Bears han’t won on Mon Nite.

    • Big Mike

      AMEN. I started my post with that. In my opinion, for the Bears to be legit, in any season for the last 5 years, they have to beat the Packers. If they sport a 7-1 record and the one loss is to the Packers, then it’s all a mirage. Especially when it’s 23-10 ass whooping. Same thing if they are 7-3 but one of the losses was getting whooped at home 27-17 by the Packers.

      Winning in Lambeau, by whatever means necessary changed the dialogue.

  • Shady

    Thank you for pointing out the groinal region for MB, he’s completely unfamiliar with that area of the body.

    • MB30SD

      Unlike my main maingses shady… who is intimately acquainted with that exact region of the male anatomy.

      • MB30SD

        Bang! Bang!

        Btw, one more week, to the day… and I’ll be back biatch. WATCHOUT!

        • Shady

          Bang bang indeed. Forget the PS4, paying for multiplayer is silly. Just get a PS3 on the cheap.

          • MB30SD

            maybe… but you know me. I’m a total gadget whore. like a ruby to a crow and/or raccoon.

          • gpldan
          • MB30SD

            aahhhhhh.. gimme some… giiiimiiiiiie sooooooome aaaaa thaaaaat.

            Usually I’m not into the scifi shit, but that game looks bad ass. I need one of those little zipline/autokillbot thingys.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    I think our D is going to give up a lot of yards but also make big plays – turnovers, pivotal stops.

    I wonder what Tucker will emphasize this week? So much shit to cover, but I’ve always believed in the Billichick school of D. ELIMINATE THEIR BEST WEAPON, make others beat you.

    Problem is, is Mega still the best weapon? Bush destroyed us last time.

    Really, this game is not going to come down to scheme much. They know us, we know them (actually helps on a short week).

    Peanut’s gotta play one for the ages because the safeties aren’t going to help much.
    EVERY one on D has to stay discipline, fill their lanes, wrap up, tackle. Football 101
    But like always, it’ll start up front. If the interior is getting pushed back again, then the inexperienced LBs are going to get clogged and start guessing again, and eventually they’ll guess wrong and the hole will open like the Red Sea for Bush.

  • Doc Nitty

    On the Taxi comment, the only sitcoms that actually make me laugh are the ones from that era (and Seinfeld). Cheers, Taxi, Samford and Son, even Night Court. I won’t even watch the new ones any more, they’re so bad. Is that just me getting old or is the quality actually declining? Almost forgot about The Jeffersons… Movin on Up!

    • Bender McLugh

      It’s not you, it’s me…..wait, what? I agree completely, the new sitcoms are all garbage compared to this era.

      • MB30SD

        could breaking bad be considered a sitcom? walking dead? boardwalk empire?

        • Bender McLugh

          not to me, those be dramas in my book.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Walking Dead is sooooo drama. A girl I know was into it, so I gave it a shot.

            Great special effects, decent characters, story line. But christ, the drama!

            Every episode some one is crying. Bash zombie skull, cry. Get resources. Cry. Take a dump. Cry.

            It’s pretty much a zombie soap opera.

          • Sactowns#1

            Hahaha. My lady friend is super into it. I checked out after season 2. Story line makes little sense (here’s an idea, find a body of water and a boat you geniuses) and the relationships are completely illogical. (You saved our lives now leave. You tried to kill us, you shoudl stay)
            I just couldnt suspend logic for that long.

          • gpldan

            I’m thinking the only people who wander middle America after the zombie apocalypse are people who are heavily armed and equipped with heavy armor and diesel for weeks on end.

            Doesn’t the show start in Atlanta? Dude, go to Florida. There are zillions of boats and docks with underground tanks and you can fish to eat. Not to mention many of the nicer boats have water purifiers.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Of all places, Florida will have the most zombies, not that you would be able to tell the difference.

          • gpldan

            Zombies on the Bottom of the Ocean.

            I think that was Lou Reed’s last record.

          • gpldan

            Also, if a Shark eats a zombie, does it become a zombie shark?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            According to the zombie movies that I’ve seen, the shark ends up losing. But I think your theory holds….water.
            Oh, hohahaha…fuck it, I’m going to the game bitches! I don’t care if my jokes suck! Can’t WAIT.

          • MB30SD

            motherfucker… you better be just as good luck as shady. Do you hear me?!

          • MB30SD

            zombiesharknado?

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            They can go a million places, GP. I don’t think the Zombies are good climbers or swimmers. Steak out an island. Head to the rockies.

            Hey, here’s an idea, stake out one of these.

            https://www.google.com/search?q=fortress+island&client=firefox-a&hs=dQv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Jlt9Uq6LJOS8igLUrID4Bw&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1333&bih=705

            Also, the Zombies are slowly starving, so all they really have to do is wait it out.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            They actually were by a body of water (by lake/reservoir), but got over run.

            But yeah, there’s a lot of holes. It took them like two seasons to figure out silencers and swords might be a good idea.

            I also don’t get why they just don’t cover themselves in zombie guts everyday, like a suit.

            It might stink, but it beats the alternative, ya know, getting eaten alive by a hoard of zombies.

          • MB30SD

            Never seen any of them, I just hear so much about them I listed them all.

            I don’t do zombies… as shady well knows… especially nazi zombies.

    • Maddbearfan

      I went back to working nites in 97, so basically stopped watching TV then and now have no clue except a show my wife watches now and then and the Bears is all I watch. And your right….the quality has gone to shit.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      I love those shows too, but lately there have been some very funny sitcoms. “Always Sunny in Philly” comes to mind. “The League” is pretty funny (though jumping the shark). “3rd Rock” I find witty. How about “SouthPark”, “Family Guy” or “American Dad”?

      Still some funny sitcoms out there, HOWEVER, most have shifted to cable.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Don’t you dare hate on “The League”!
        Network sitcoms have gone in the shitter for the most part.

        I will say, “Bob’s Burgers” is hilarious though…YMMV.

        • gpldan

          The episode with Seth Rogan with the shootout at the end – that was a jump the shark episode. That was just stupid. I expected James Franco to show up. James Franco or James Spader, one of the two.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I’m just hoping there’s a Raffi – DIrty Randy spinoff. Might only last one season, but what a glorious one season that would be.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Well, that episode was pretty fucked up. But Raffi’s not dead, thank god.

      • Sactowns#1

        Brooklyn Nine Nine is my fav show on TV right now.

    • Cormonster

      Doc, give Modern Family a try. They started rerun blocks 3 nights a week on USA NETWORK. It’s more wholesome humor and the funniest prime time show since Seinfeld.

  • Bender McLugh
  • MB30SD

    damn: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/11/07/tsr-intv-tony-dorsett-interview-cte-brain-injury.cnn.html

    You can’t beat it maings. You just gotta deal with it best you can. Good luck tony

    • MB30SD

      btw, it does sound liiiiittle bit like a grab for mo cash.

  • bearsfantillend
  • Shady

    McClellan doubtful for Sunday after injuring hamstring in practice. SMH

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      He’ll probably be out until week 17, then return and sack Rodgers 4 times.

    • gpldan

      ugh.

      • gpldan

        That kid always takes a step back after taking one forward. So frustrating.

  • Bearssssss

    I love that he has to keep checking “yellow.” Great fucking show.

  • gpldan

    Exciting news all!

    Sharknado is on iTunes now.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Zombie Sharnado?

      • MB30SD

        hahahaha… look down a bit. great minds.

    • gpldan

      Tell MB it has Cassie Scerbo in it. She is crazy hot.

      http://tinyurl.com/lylsuuy

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Also available on Amazon Prime streaming. God bless technology.

    • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

      GP, greatest recap of Sharknado.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARpJBSTmcJ0

      quote of the year candidate:

      “instead of letting live sharks rain down on people, we’re going to get into that chopper and throw bombs INTO the tornadoes…”

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Got my own Lions@Bear preview up. Check it out, bitches.

    http://profootballnetworks.com/2013/11/08/lions-at-bears-part-deux/

    This week’s 80s allusion…Real Geniuses…once again, Real Geniuses…

    • tobijohn

      Good read. I always enjoy your stuff…

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Thanks, Tobster. Real Geniuses…quintessential 80s movie? Even has Tears for Fears as the themes song, can’t get more 80s than that.

        • tobijohn

          If it had been vinyl, I would have worn out Songs From The Big Chair many times over. One of my favorite all-time albums…

  • Sactowns#1

    Randoom poll of the day: I’m curious. How do you all watch the games? Go to as many live games as possible? Go to the local bar, buddies house, stay home and watch witht he kids? Just wondering.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      For me it changes from week to week, but usually I watch it in my man cave. My man-cave consists of two TVs, one for the Fox game, one for the CBS game. I have my laptop, and that’s for the redzone channel.

      Now, the Bears over in L.A. are rarely on TV, so in those instances I mooch off my cous’ NFL Package through Slingbox, which I then connect to the big TV, while pirating the Redzone on my laptop (and keeping track of my FF teams too).

      I’ll have a good coffee and later maybe a great Stout or two and order pizza.

      It’s like going to Disneyland every Sunday for me.

      • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

        jesus dude, that’s fucking intense.

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          Some ppl go to church; I do this.

          Praise, Fonzee.

      • EnderWiggin

        If the Bears are not playing – RedZone is the best thing to ever happen to TV.

    • bearsfantillend

      stay at home with friends drinking and grilling food- i got a 60 inch tv in the center and a 42 inch tv on each side. so i can watch 3 games at once at least for the noon games.

      • Sactowns#1

        Pfffff… noon. Sometimes I’l jealous of the folks back east. I gotta get up and start taking TD shots at 10am.

        • Cutlers Daily Groin Strain

          I wish my wife would let me take shots at 10am.

          • Sactowns#1

            Let you?! Do you think your wife would ever say “My husband doesnt let me”? Pffff
            Sometimes I miss my ex gf. My buddies come over every Sunday (just 1-3 guys) for the games and she would make us breakfast, pour us our touchdown shots and then bring in snacks later. ah alas …

          • Cutlers Daily Groin Strain

            lol, i know, i’m way too considerate now. It’s just that she watches the 2 kids all week while i’m at work and if I then get fucking bombed all day sunday,which i’d be more than happy to do at 8am, she’d probably seek the comfort of another man

    • Big Mike

      DirectTV Sunday Ticket, in my basement for all non-national games
      My Brother’s house for National Games
      1 home and 1 away game per year

      • Sactowns#1

        Ah I wish I lived close enough to go to a home game each year. I try to go to an away game each year but the farthest west they come this year is Texas.

        • Big Mike

          I live in DC. I just suck it up and travel

          • Sactowns#1

            Livin as a single dude in Cali is way too expensive for me to be taking random football related trips…sadly. :(

    • http://www.upitpuppet.com/ evantonio

      Josie Woods in NYC for about 75% of them. I got to see Jeff’s original McCown! in person.

      Even my girlfriend likes going there because Jeff leads everyone in the Bears fight song after touchdowns. She thought it was silly at first, but then she memorized the lyrics and now has her very own Black Unicorn t-shirt. Good times for all.

      • Sactowns#1

        Always nice when you can get the lady to buy into the sillyness that is an NFL Sunday.

        • http://www.upitpuppet.com/ evantonio

          she kind of got on board last season because of the fight song, although she hated football on days the bears lost because i supposedly let it ruin my mood.

          once we got bennett, i knew she was in.

          “hey babe? we have a player whose name is the black unicorn.”

          “why do they call him that?”

          “because he kind of told them to.”

          chicks dig unicorns.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I thought you were going to say, “Chicks dig black unicorns with big horns”.

            Funny, the chick I was seeing said the same damn thing. She would make me bbq and other assorted appetizers, and we’d watch the games (with my crazy set up), but if we lost, my enthusiasm was sapped.

            She said I wouldn’t get testy or anything, just a bit less chatty.

            Instead of, “Yeah, lets go do something!” I would be, “What’s the point…we’re all going to die in a cold dark universe that’s going to keep expanding so much that not even light will reach other points of light” So yeah, maybe I became a little dour.

          • tobijohn

            LOL, my sentiments exactly….

    • Cutlers Daily Groin Strain

      whiskey cokes and grilling something from Bobby Flay at the house with the brother in law and my wife’s uncle (only 41).
      (was banned from watching the GB game in the house after my behavior from the Washington game. I’ve since been reinstated by the commissioner (wife).)

      • Sactowns#1

        I hope you’re using cheap whiskey over there, othrwise there’s a flag on the play.

        • Cutlers Daily Groin Strain

          i assure you, it’s the cheapest.

    • tobijohn

      I’m in the West Palm Beach, FL area so unless it’s a national game, it’s a crummy internet pirate feed on a 21″ desktop monitor in my office. I have a laptop I could hook up to a 55″ in the living room but it’s a hassle with all the pop-ups on those pirate sites. There’s a few sports bars around but then you get no sound and way too many Dolphins/Giants/Jets/Eagles/Patriots fans. Very few people from the Chicago area here, most of them are on the west coast of the state. For some strange reason though, I see an inordinate number of vehicles with Packers stickers…

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Tobi, I keep telling you man, use Adblock Plus for your Firefox. It blocks all that crap. Periodically you have to refresh the page, but that’s a lot better than 10 windows opening up asking you to buy viagra and to rescue a nigerian princess from pirates…so I heard.

        Click on the firefox tab, go to “add ons” search “Ad block plus” activate – done and done. You can even turn it off/disable when you’re not watching the games.

        • tobijohn

          Thanks for the tip. I’ve got Firefox with AdBlock Plus but assumed it would fare no better than MSIE10 with the built-in pop-up blocker. I’ll give it a try this Sunday…

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            The AdBlock Plus on Firefox works for me for FirstRow. You just have to look for the little ‘x’ get past that stupid plug-in sign (they try to make it hard for you to locate).

            Needless to say, NEVER download that plugin.

    • AlbertInTucson

      If its on broadcast TV, ESPN or NFL Net.?

      I stay home and watch. The dogs always wonder what they did wrong because of the perioding loud outbursts/clapping/ leaping from chair by Daddy.

      Not on regular TV?

      I go “Bear Hunting” to the nearby watering hole and sit with other regular Bear watchers where we have an established section.

  • Cutlers Daily Groin Strain

    I’m looking forward to Trestman taking advantage of aggressive DB’s trying to jump routes.
    #doublemoves
    #returnofPEP
    #cutlerswifeishot

    • MB30SD

      you having that avatar is freaking me out man.

      • CanadaBear

        No kidding! I’m expecting baby pics soon!

  • Viva

    Detroit is one of the most undisciplined teams in the league. We have to be disciplined (penalties, staying in position, composure). Mixing up the tempo (no-huddle, make plays at the line of scrimage) will slow down Suh and Failrey. The best way to beat them is to make their burst insignificant.
    On defense, we need to throw the kitchen sink at Stafford. We need to make him make quick throws. We all know he has a bad game in him. I’d like to see it Sunday.
    BEAR DOWN!

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    oh yeah… fuck the lions. and fuck jim schwartz

  • MB30SD
    • CanadaBear

      The running national joke is to bust on Toronto about the Leafs. They are the Cubs of hockey.

  • Sactowns#1

    Speaking of hazing… there used to be a fair amount of hazing around here for the newbie commentators./ WTF yo?
    These guys have been commenting for 10 weeks! Theyre still a bunch of fucking rookies to me! I will shit in their mouths. I will slap their natural mother in the face!

    • tobijohn

      Sac doesn’t like rookies or taxes…

    • bearsfantillend

      Oh Hell!! Sac is going to start sexually harassing women on golf courses next.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      It’s hard to know who’s who still on this new site. Most got a new avatar, some a new handle. But next time I go to Beverly Hills and buy a $4,000 steak, I’ll put on the tab of a noob here.

  • Trac

    Tracs “Stone Cold Locks”

    Skawks over NotLanta
    Whiners over Panters
    Titans over Jags

    Shaky Jake Upset Special

    San Diego over Denver

  • http://thebeargarden.blogspot.com/ Perno

    I keep looking at the main picture on this post, it’s great. Like half cartoon/video game/superhero, and half real life.

  • Jack Lacan

    Time to binge watch three episodes of The X Files on NetFlix (Scully is easier to look at than MegaLaBronTron – Vince Gilligan was a story consultant).
    These announcers on Fox must do a Cricket match on Willow.
    All Best – Jack

  • Jack Lacan

    Seneca is out Catullus is next or Pliny The Lesser.

  • Jack Lacan

    Pliny The Elder has a pus arm. When was the last time someone in Chicago used the term “pus arm” – when not playing Clincher 16″ Softball.

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