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Around the League Tweets – April 10th 2014!

| April 10th, 2014

ATL Tweets

Around the League Tweets, A Tradition Unlike Any Other. 1 of 10. Is there one football fan who see the Draft Day ads & sprints to Fandango?

Side note: I look forward to seeing this film in two and a half years on TNT.

2 of 10. Can people stop with the anti-Mike Vick petitions? I wouldn’t root for him under ANY circumstances but he has right to earn living.

Side note: How can people identifying themselves as liberal, a majority of the PETA-friendly base, not agree with this concept? The man went to jail. Prison. With scary guys everywhere. He doesn’t deserve your sympathy but he does deserve the opportunity.

3 of 10. Just because the Pro Bowl out rated the other shitty professional all-star games on TV doesn’t make it NOT shitty. It IS shitty.

4 of 10. NFL should not only release preseason schedule. They should release $ they’re stealing from STHs forced to buy worthless product.

5 of 10. When Alex Mack sees tug o’ war between Jax & Cleveland for his services, he must be thinking: “Aren’t there any other teams?”

6 of 10. Draft rumors rarely true month before the event but if Lions are serious about Sammy Watkins…Marshall & Jeffery have competition.

Side note: Bears fans should be terrified. The speed of Watkins and the physicality of Johnson against the worst safety collection in the sport? Thank God their starting quarterback is Romo North.

7 of 10. When I hear someone say “this is the best drat in a decade” I think, “How the fuck does he know?” What if all these guys stink?

8 of 10. The same people telling you this is the best draft in a decade or more touted JeMarcus Russell as a sure thing NFL star for MONTHS.

9 of 10. I thought Justin Blackmon was a sure thing NFL All-Pro for a decade. I also thought Kyle Long was going to be a star. #CrapShoot

10 of 10. After that, I think Zach Mettenberger is the best thrower in this draft and someone is going to steal a starter in the 3rd round.

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  • MB30SD

    Those eyes… those dead eyes.

    First bitches

    • Shady

      Damn you…

      Sometimes, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about him, he’s got… lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eye. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be livin’. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin’ and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin’ and the hollerin’ he’ll come in and rip you to pieces.

      • gpldan

        You’re in the cage?
        The cage is in the water?
        The shark is in the water too?
        You’re in the water with the shark?

        • AlbertInTucson

          (Quint Smiles& begins to sing): “Farewell and adieu you fair Spanish ladies….”

      • SC Dave

        Damnit Shady… when you were first the other time with that shit it was the bomb… so just consider it MB homage to point it out….

        • MB30SD

          thats exactly what it was. Dave… you sir are a fucking douchebag. Sorry, tired of being nice. you’re a fucking tool.

          • Shady

            Ouch babe, can’t we all just get along?

          • MB30SD

            yeah. tired of that passive aggressive bullshit. hey, did you see the vid I posted up top?

  • Trac

    #10

    Draft me a QB.

  • gpldan

    Staubach says draft JOHNNY FOOTBALL

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/staubach-draft-manziel-clowney/story?id=23270199

    In Draft Day, the Browns want the #1 QB in the draft, coming out of Wisconsin (!). Screenwriters are Russell Wilson fans.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      Roll up … roll up … read all about ….. JOHNNY FOOTBALL … ladies and gentlemen …. this way for …. JOHNNY FOOTBALL …give it up now ….

    • Jokey

      Not a Jennifer Garner fan? Or will you be looking at Costner more? (I’m not judging)

      • gpldan

        I think Garner was hot when she was on tv, years ago. Now she’s had like 8 kids, and Costner looks like an old tanned hide golf bag.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He’s done good work and some junk but Costner was excellent in OPEN RANGE, an outstanding western (except for no one in continuity counting how many shots Charlie Waite fires from his pistol at the start of the climactic shootout)
      .
      Of course, Robert Duvall steals the show as “Boss” Spearman.

      Baxter: “You shoulda run while ya had the chance, Spearman.!”

      Spearman: “Ain’t much for runnin’ from COWARDS!”

      • NewBearInTown

        One of my favorite films of all time. When Kostner walks up and says “you the one that killed our friend?” Wow, gets me every time.

        Also hillarious at the end with Sue “how’s this gonna work if you don’t listen to what I tell you?”

      • CanadaBear

        That was filmed outside Cochrane, AB which is about 30 mins from Calgary. Love that movie.

  • gpldan

    I never understood Blackmon and watching his College Tubez Tributes, I didn’t see 1st Round talent. He was 6’1″ and 210 with okay speed. He was basically like saying Earl Bennett was a first rounder.

    I never understood why Jacksonville was so high on that guy.

    He also has the distinction of being the only player I can think of that was ejected from a game he wasn’t playing in.

    • Trac

      They were warned and got burnt.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      It’s Justin dat wuz hahhhhh ……

    • AlbertInTucson

      I disagree. I thought he looked like a man among boys in college. On the other hand, there were already whispers about his maturity.

    • Johnathan Wood

      Blackmon was incredibly productive last year when on the field. He only played 4 games, but had 4165 yards (this after a promising rookie season with 865 yards).

      He has the look of a future stud WR if he can get out of his own stupid way. that’s the big if.

      • gpldan

        He had 4,165 yards in 4 games? I think I would have heard about those 1,000 yard games.

        • Johnathan Wood

          ha, good catch. Fixed now. Still impressive.

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        Drug-user. Bust.

  • gpldan

    Mettenberger has a Rothlesberger vibe about him. Maybe it’s the Burger Thing. You can have it your way!

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      lol, looks like Kap has a little Rapermeister vibe about him as well. TMZ might not be the New York Times but they do get their shit straight when it comes to scandal and who wasn’t wearing underwear to a recent awards show.

      • MB30SD

        that show actually cracks me up… the one where they’re all sitting around talking smack. Pretty funny.

  • Bender McLugh

    I’m never going to come around to thinking that Mike Vick “served his time”. If that was an ordinary citizen and not an NFLer he would still be in jail, and rightfully so IMHO.

    • EnderWiggin

      Huh? Vick served more time for dog fighting/abuse in Jail than almost anyone else in history. They made an example of Vick. The idiot served his time.

      • he served more time in jail than donte stallworth did for DUI murder. for whatever that’s worth.

        • MB30SD

          obviously not a human life. (see what I did there ev? Yeah, I know… pretty lame)

          • you’ve had lamer. this one actually had a hint of wit.

          • MB30SD

            oh gee thanks. You better start being fucking nice to me if we’re going to be bros in law.

            Dick.

            (btw, I don’t have an old timey mustache, does that matter?)

          • we’ve gone way past old-timey: http://bit.ly/1lTUNqq

          • MB30SD

            Holy fucking shit maings. Where’s your one-shoulder one-piece and cannonball dumbbell?

            Your fiance is letting you get fucking married in that thing!?!?!?

          • MB30SD

            O…M…G…! there you are! 3rd from the left: http://countcervantes.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/old-time-strongmen.jpg

          • “it’s your wedding, so i’m not about to tell you how you should present yourself.” her words, not mine. and let’s be honest – she likes being the girl with the guy with the mustache.

            also, at this point, my brother’s beard is about 5 inches long, my dad has a curly mustache, and a number of my friends are growing various forms of facial hair. i want my kids to either be embarrassed by my wedding pictures, or bring them into school for show and tell.

            i think i’m on the right path. =]

          • MB30SD

            <—— Mind…. blown.

            Dude, your chick is a keeper. Obviously crazy, but a keeper.

          • crazy in all the right ways. like letting me get a star wars inspired C3PO design for my wedding band. she lets me be me, loves the black unicorn, and knows the words to the bears fight song.

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          Thirty odd days for manslaughter. Unreal.

          • hey now. there was probation after the fact, too. let’s not forget probation!

    • Big Mike

      Actually, the opposite is closer to the truth. Were he not an NFLer, nobody would have noticed. Dog fighting still happens. How often do you hear about it? Vick didn’t invent dog fighting. I’m not a Vick supporter, but the guy served his time and has been penalized more than an ordinary citizen would have been.

      • SC Dave

        Agree, but it still does not excuse Vick being an asshole

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blogfather Tweet: “Side note: I look forward to seeing this film in two and a half years on TNT.

    Methinks you give this fim too much credit by as much as a year, Blogfather.

    • MB30SD

      I say we all start a petition to have it renamed, “factory of sadness”

      It is supposed to be based loosely on real life, right?

  • Johnathan Wood

    Any Bulls fans on here? Curious what you think of them in the playoffs.

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      I say 2nd round exit. They have the fight but not the firepower to go deep. Anything can happen though.

      • Johnathan Wood

        I think they can beat anybody in the east but Miami. I had some asshole go on a long-winded rant against me this morning on Twitter because I said they were not title contenders. Apparently I upset him when I told him DJ Augustin did not make them contenders (when they signed him), and he wanted to come tout how much smarter than me he is.

        • Johnathan Wood

          18 tweets later I hope he’s finished talking about how Miami won’t win the title because they’re mentally weak, and nobody in the West can beat Chicago because they can’t match the Bulls’ size.

    • AlbertInTucson

      CAUSUAL fan here because I’m very causual about the NBA but

      Kudos to Thibideaux for what he’s done without Rose and then having Deng traded away.

      That said, I don’t see them having any more success against Miami in the post-season than they enjoyed last year.

      I think their record is inflated by the fact that they are in the East with so many bad teams.
      Philly losing so many straight and STILL didn’t catch the Bucks for worst record.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Last time I was a serious Bulls fan pre-dates MJ.

        Back to Walker, Love, Sloan, Van Lier, Boerwinkle, etc, led by Dick Motta.

        Had great seats at the stadium to watch them win a playoff game against the Wilt, West,Goodrich, Hairston Lakers. The joint was ROCKIN! that day!

    • Big Mike

      I’m stunned that they are doing as well as they are. Joakim Noah is the most improved player in the league. I thought at best he would be a nice solid player who fit with Thibodeau approach. Never did I see him becoming the leader of the squad and a candidate for All NBA. He has just flat out raised his game.

      When the Bulls traded Luol, I was actually pleased. I thought ok, we get into the lottery, maybe we get the charlotte pick and we reload with a top 7 pick and a pick in the mid teens.

      Now it looks like they might have a chance to get to the 2nd or even the 3rd round. Wow. If they can get past the Nets, and if they draw the Pacers, who knows. They might be playing longer, or as long as the Hawks. My take is they get bounced in the first round. The reason being they don’t have another gear to go to in the playoffs. They play at their top level all year long. Credit to the coaching staff and players, but when more talented teams up their game, the Bulls are just short handed. They might get by the nets. Put the Pacers or the Heat will eat them up.

      If Rose can come back next year and be near what , blend in with NOAH’s team and the 2 first round picks are either solid, or used creatively and productively. The Bulls might be contenders for a while.

      • Johnathan Wood

        I am intrigued to see what happens when Rose is re-inserted. Can Noah and Taj (who has also taken a step this year) continue their offensive progress, or will it all fall back to “give Rose the ball and wait for him to make something happen?”

        Also how good will Mirotic be? If he’s the Dirk Nowitzki light people keep claiming he is, this team could be scary good in a few years. Big if though.

        • Big Mike

          When does that Mirotic guy show up? Next season, or the one after that?

          • Johnathan Wood

            most likely next season.

  • gpldan
    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      oops.
      I have a rule that I live by. Never put yourself in a situation that you’ve seen in a rap video.

      • gpldan

        Words to live by.

  • Jokey

    I missed the Haugh post, but maybe his editor forbade mention of dablog because of some editor policy; the trib wants readers to click the chicagonow pages but doesn’t want readers to get the impression that the sites are on equal footing?

  • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!
    • gpldan

      Choo-Choo. The train is being pulled.

      • bearsfantillend

        wow that is a little disrespectful.

        • gpldan

          To whom? The un-named supposed victim?

          Here’s what’s disrespectful: assuming Kap was gang raping somebody without proof.

          • MB30SD

            Oh SNAP!

          • bearsfantillend

            any jokes about gang raping anyone, proof or not, is disrespectful. it is disrespectful to the current situation and anyone that has ever been involved in a gang rape situation.

  • MB30SD
    • gpldan

      So, does he drop his fake Little Bill-O persona? Or is he just moving the show in tact to CBS?

      • MB30SD

        That was my first thought. I think he has to drop it. I mean, I’m sure it will be used in bits, but he has to break away from that always-on persona in order to appeal to the masses.

        Man, must have been a metric ton of money to get him to move. And alas, his comedy will probably be forced to go mainstream shitty as well.

        Curious why stewart wasn’t the guy… he seems much more legit from an night show host perspective… less heavy schtick and more just attitude, angle, and personality. maybe the right just hates his too much because his making fun of them is real and not part of a bit.

        • gpldan

          I can answer that:

          Stewart outright said the Daily Show is his legacy, and he despises celebrity interviews, it’s his least favorite part of the job. If he had his way, it would be all policy wonks and authors, all the time.

          Good for him, but I’m 100% sure he’s turned down network tv gigs before.

          • MB30SD

            ah, didn’t know that. Like his show, but don’t really ‘follow’ him per say

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Is Stewart the last bastion of truth and honesty on mainstream TV?

          • MB30SD

            Dave?

  • MB30SD

    let me ask you guys something. BESIDES the fact that a cruise is only fun if it’s a playboy party on the sea to cabo to party more, why in THEE holy hell would you go on a cruise after the last two years?!

    Ridiculous: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/09/us/california-cruise-ship-norovirus/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    • Sactowns#1

      I’ve been on a couple of cruises and I’ll never go agaon. After I came off with an $800 booze bill the last time, and thats with me bringing a handle of Jim Beam along, I realized it was just a total ripoff. Now I just go to Cabo and stay at all inclusive spots. Much more relaxing and far more pretty girls.

      • MB30SD

        Bingo!

        It always shocks me when I hear of people doing europe cruises. Like, my god, you’re missing the best part… and the whole concept of going to europe.

        Get out and see some things maings, you can catch a bad fucking musical and shitty buffet food anywhere.

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          They do a new town everyday mang, my folks did a few. I wouldn’t mind a cruise if I knew I was actually going somewhere – like moving to Australia …. cruise there. As opposed to say, stepping through a portal in S4/Area 51 at Indian Springs and coming out the other side in Palm Springs, Australia.

          • MB30SD

            they’re for old people without ambition or independance. Cattle boats.

            But that’s just my own philosophical bent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kngspqvHa0

            …if you’re ok with that whole side of it, there is the almost guaranteed bouts of vomiting and explosive diarrhea they offer. So they got that going for them….

  • Sactowns#1

    Dont look into his dead lights. I’ve seen whats behind the clown. Dont look!

  • el_caney

    I got a Feeling…… if Anthony Barr or Mike Evans are aviable at 14……. what would u do?

    • MB30SD

      take the #1 FS in the draft at our most critical position of need in 2014/2015

      • NewBearInTown

        I want to be in the room you in the moment when Dix’s name is called in the draft, he comes to the stage, shakes Goodell’s hand, and for the first time puts on a Detroit Lions cap.

        • MB30SD

          Hahahahahaha…

          No you don’t. Actually, I don’t care as long as phil doesn’t pull another CD move. As we’ve discussed ad nauseum, there should be 3-5 guys there at 14 that are absolute no brainers. If phil take oneathems I’ll be happy.

          If he thinks he’s smarter than everyone else and takes some small white guy from another shitty pack fucking 12 team, I will lose my shit and you won’t want to be in the room.

          • gpldan

            (Puts on my Trump wig, stands at podium)

            With the 14th pick in the 2014 Draft, the Chicago Bears select….

            DEE FORD

            (crickets)

          • MB30SD

            owiehfopwehfobef wedpnewd dpm……..pqijoiqwd qwijqwdqw…..

            (That’s me stroking the fuck out)

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            I quit!

          • el_caney

            Lol I´d expected Haggeman coming from u

          • Johnathan Wood

            I could actually see him going Hageman or Fuller at 14.

            In regards to Pryor, who visited the Bears, I’d go Ward over him.

          • MB30SD

            I would be ok with hageman or fuller, although not if jernigan or dix is still on the board.

            I think you HAVE to take Dix if he’s there (yes $, that is indeed what she said)… same with Gilbert. If everyone’s gone (even fuller) then you tame Trac’s raging hardon and get some Mosely.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            …. but don’t go anywhere folks ….. cos comin’ up next …… meet JOHNNY FOOTBALL folks ! ….surely to be drafted real soon now …. that’s JOHNNY FOOTBALL !

      • el_caney

        Dix?!! Lol!!

        • MB30SD

          I take dix at that spot for my backfield every time maings.

          (just let me know when this shit gets old… if we actually do get him this will just be ongoing so might as well get used to it)

      • SC Dave

        DL, dude. You still don’t get it

        • MB30SD

          no dave, you don’t get it. You always back the proven dogshit man. I don’t understand.

          Did you read Barb’s posts at all? About the DTs early in rd 1 and their historic viability? No? Didn’t think so.

          Come on man. turrible.

          • SC Dave

            Wow… proven dogshit because i think the line is always the foundation?

          • MB30SD

            No, because you’re willing to go with conte no matter what.

            We both believe the same thing, but Let me ask you this dave… how much money and how many moves have already been used in rebuilding the dline vs fixing BOTH abjectly terrible safety spots?

            See that’s my point. At some level you MUST believe conte and one of the other 2nd string guys are good enough. .. and they’re so not. They’re. .. dogshit.

            We need to spend on the safety spot too. Such lopsided dev isn’t going to get us d stability and balance.

            Never mind. Agree to disagree. :))

    • Johnathan Wood

      find somebody who wants Evans from behind you and trade back (SF at 30?, NYJ at 18?)

      • el_caney

        In my humble opinion, unless u can trade him for a extra second round pick I´ll take it, less for him I´d prefer keep it. and Barr is a no brain pick.

      • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

        if Emery traded back to 30 i’d kill him immediately.

        • Johnathan Wood

          why? Trade back to 30, get an extra 2nd. I’d love that. Historically picks 14-45 are roughly equal in value

          • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

            We need an impact player right now for this defense. I don’t need an extra 2nd round pick. I need a guy that can come in day one and start at DT or S. We have a better chance of getting that guy in pick 14

          • Johnathan Wood

            draft is like a lottery. Every pick is a ticket. Higher tickets have better odds, but none guaranteed. Get yourself an extra good ticket or two. Totally worth it IMO.

            Then you grab a solid CB/S/DT at 30 (let’s be real, probably whoever Phil would draft at 14 anyway) and can get the other 2 in the 2nd round. 3rd round on is pure bpa

          • CanadaBear

            If i had more faith in Emery drafting D I’d agree with ya. Right now I’m going with Johnny.

          • el_caney

            With two picks in second round, provided that picked a DT in first round, It opens the window for SS Buchannon and CB Keith McGill or Chris Borland MLB and either of last mentioned and Vualaaa!! Defense almost fixed in one year!!

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            No impact players coming in at DB. They’re all projects who need to adjust to the pro game.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            This is my favorite move. We have one pick at 14, one at 51. As you say, it’s all about how many tickets you have at the lottery, not what number they are. So if we had a 30th, 40th and 51st, there’s a safety, corner and DL begore you’ve hit the third round. That’s a pretty good chance of improving your team right there.

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          Love to see a trade down – the smart thing to do if you really trust your board.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      Ignore them and look for somebody else?

      • el_caney

        No way to ignore Barr, such dude can be molded in everything u want DE,OLB even MLB, Wilber Marshall killer mode and Evans… it´s still possible trade him as Johnathan said but have a trio Marshall, Jefferi & Evans could be unstoppable and next year Marshall will be free agent….$

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          No, the question was “what would you do?”

          • el_caney

            In my humble opinion, in case of Evans unless u can trade him for a extra second round pick I´ll do it without hestitating, less for him I´d prefer to keep it. and Barr is a no brain pick. Pass rush pack moving Houston to 3 tech in DL , young to Right end and Barr to 5 as OLB.

  • MB30SD

    Hey GP: http://uncrate.com/stuff/bugatti-veyron-grand-sport-vitesse-black-bess-edition/

    It’s only $3M maings. You should pick up two.

    • gpldan

      The 650S is nice. This… not so much.

      • MB30SD

        I’m not really a fan of the design. Kind of hard not to be of the engineering

  • MB30SD
  • gpldan
    • MB30SD

      that will work… and is that a Johnny knoxville camio!? Brokeback mountain.

      • gpldan

        Ooooooh, that hurts.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      Shouldn’t it make us all happy? You guys act like Centers cut the grass or something. Our passing and running game just got better, for league minimum plus twelve cents. That’s awesome.

      • gpldan

        It was good. It was the kind of pickup that Emery seems to do very well at.

        Slauson was an outstanding move. Picked up for league min, he graded out extremely well and was a solid starter at LG. De La Puente is right out of that playbook. It’s great to be able to shore up the line with proven vets at rock bottom prices who grade well, it’s an all around win for the GM and the team.

  • MB30SD

    DUDE!!!

    W…T….F!?!?!

    http://extramustard.si.com/2014/04/09/team-mma-latvia-video/

    And and speaking of insane… she is one of the hottest girls I’ve seen in a loooooong time: http://instagram.com/jgreen93

    • Sactowns#1

      Saw that yesterday and it seemed a bit hokey and fake. When they started going at it they were all going like 30% compared to two UFC guys just going all out.

      • MB30SD

        I don’t know man. Pretty crazy.

        Reminds me of that big free for all fight the muslims do in italy I think? I looked for the video but couldn’t find it… and now the homeland sec. dept is watching me. damn it.

        • tobijohn

          Allahu Akbar! I actually had a great uncle named Akbar. He was a muckety-muck in the Iranian diplomatic corp up until the Shah was overthrown. At that time he was the Consular General in Toronto. He stayed in Canada, bought a bunch of Midas Muffler shops and became the Muffler King of Toronto. Or should I say, the Muffler Shah?

          • MB30SD

            I shah what you did there tj.

            Hee hee

          • tobijohn

            He was also a pretty good amateur magician. Used to pull quarters out of my ears and make stuff disappear and reappear on the other side of the room. I remember asking if he could make my old man disappear and NOT reappear. He got a laugh out of that…

          • MB30SD

            Sounds like a good dude tj

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            (squeals frantically at the image of someone having coins pulled out of their ears and making ‘the magic sausage’ disappear….)

            Oh, it’s magic ..

      • NewBearInTown

        Reminds me of early MMA. Basically a bunch of guys with some training, nobody that would be competitive at the highest levels within their own discipline, and a very poor understanding of strategy both in making the rules and in following them.

        It seems to me that the best strategy would be for one guy to take his opponent down for a quick submission and those next to him to try to remain stranding. The standing guys would try to box out team help for the opponent on the ground and get in enough occassional kicks, etc to allow their teammate to get the upper hand.

        That’s just an initial idea though. In this fight, there was no strategy at all. There was also clearly very little fighting knowledge.

        I’ve often wondered what could be done to get someone big and skilled (like Kimbo Slice) and have him fight 2 B-level guys with a weight disadvantage. What I keep coming back to is this: in a 1 on 1 fight, if someone is injured, the ref steps in and completely stops the fight. In a 2 on 1 fight, the individual would basically look to quickly take out one opponent so he could focus on the other. But if he knocks the one out and then runs in to hit him while he’s down, the ref would have to stop action against the one opponent while still allowing the other ones to continue. How do you do that without unduly influencing things?

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          As Bill Hicks said, TV shows will never really be good until the live audience is armed up. American Gladiators? Tune in, and watch each one of those ‘roid-ridden retards get shot in the face.

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      lol, that was fucking priceless. Did you see those guys engage like a kung fu movie? i hope this takes off. That was hysterical.

  • Bear Down in Tampa

    Per Jeff Dickerson, Calvin Pryor made pre-draft visit to Bears.

    • MB30SD

      So Dix it is!

      And $ knows I loves me some Dix in my backfield.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I saw how you did that.

    • Big Mike

      Did Long or McClellin visit? I don’t think so. Can’t be a smoke screen, or could it?

      • MB30SD

        It’s generally believed round these parts that if they visit, they don’t get picked. Maybe that changes this year?

        • Big Mike

          That was my point.

          • MB30SD

            Well then…. FINE!

  • MB30SD

    Fallon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD7Jk2vNxuQ

    Anya youz guyz find her attractive?

    • MB30SD

      This is much more up my alley.

      LOVE Grohl man. What a stud. You music guys should enjoy some of the nirvana stories.

      All of that said, I reiterate my thought that Fallon is the best out there right now. Super talented guy too (and a good piano player if that wasn’t faked)

    • AlbertInTucson

      She’s not UNattractive.

      • MB30SD

        really Al? for some reason I always picture this guy when I see her: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_TV2gg-uV3KGaGZHF6bQuo2XUBiVawCK8fCxwCuA16lDwb8PIhQ

        She just has such a massive grill, like she has 19 extra teeth in there or something. Body’s not turrible though.

        • AlbertInTucson

          The pic is just a TAD extreme, I think.

          Eye of the beholder.

          Didn’t find Ms. Gretzky all that special.

          • MB30SD

            I was actually thinking of a different comic book character, but couldn’t find him. He just has a big mouth and lots of teeth.

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        I thought that was legislated in ALL 50 States? Any man attracted to either Gwyneth Paltrow or Anne Hathaway is clinically gay.

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      crazy talented. people just got sick of seeing her in everything and we americans love to do some hatin

      • MB30SD

        I just think she’s ugly. Sorry

        • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

          meh. not a fan of the little boy haircut. makes it worse.

          • MB30SD

            she also has one of those massive grills… but not like the QBs chick. this one has a massive mouth, which I’d usually appreciate, but all those teeth. See pic below. Yikes!

          • CanadaBear

            Good actress and very talented. Sometimes she does it for me and sometimes not so much. I know you and I have different ideas when it comes to nice breasts but she showed hers in the last couple of years and they were working for me! Not to mention I saw a pic of her bird getting out of car or something like that. Woo-Hoo!

          • MB30SD

            yeah, I saw them canada. She’s got nice, pink nipples and cute little boobs. Def wouldn’t turn down a roll, just don’t like her grill.

          • SC Dave

            Heaven forbid that acting talent have anything to do with it ..

          • CanadaBear

            No kidding. She really is talented. I thought she was good in Get Smart. I always liked the TV show and the movie made me laugh. I’ve seen her in several dramatic roles where she just killed it. But you know me, I can be every bit as shallow as the next guy!

  • MB30SD

    Jeff, can we please bring back the live chat for the draft. I’m expecting a group celebration, and hoping it isn’t a group commiseration.

    Hope for the best, expect the worst I guess.

    • DaMurph

      You and I will be having a live chat!

      • MB30SD

        indeed sir!

  • Doc Nitty

    No offense Jefe, this is your blog so I respect your right to do what you please. But Around The League Tweets = No Bueno. Just my opinion.

    • MB30SD

      My doctor. Glad that you’re starting to come back to us every now and then. we miss you round these parts.

    • eh. it’s an easy way to throw up new content in the off-season and give people a new thread to post on. everybody wins!

      except you, apparently. =]

    • Trac

      Ha, It’s impossible to offend a twatterer!

    • AlbertInTucson

      I don’t have an issue with it but nice to hear from you, Doc.

  • gpldan

    Surprised that MB hasn’t mentioned this

    • MB30SD

      yuck

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    Trac, you’re gonna love this: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20140410/2014-nfl-mock-draft-sammy-watkins-mike-evans/#all

    But with dix, gilbert, AND jernigan still on the boards?!?! Here’s the bad news for you my maings… it’s don banks mock. Sorry.

    • Trac

      I’m sure some of you guys think I’m crazy for wanting Phil to draft Mosley and aslo find great value at QB this year. My reasons are simple but I think they make a lot of football sense.

      1.The MLB is the QB of the defense. At least that’s what he’s supposed to be. Mosley has great football I.Q., instincts and skill set and is by most accounts the best MLB in the draft this year. If he’s “the guy”, the position could be locked up for 10 years. To me, this pick makes so much sense, it gonna be hard to “not” draft the guy even with the dudes you want still on the board when we pick. Also, 2 year contracts like the one Emery gave DJ Williams is not indicative of a GM that is thinking he’s a long term fit.

      2. Jay is our QB but he’s probably not gonna see more than 3 years of his new contract unless he somehow miraculously turns into Peyton Manning and I don’t see that happening. He’s also one injury away from Jordan Palmer. Last year our depth at QB allowed us to avoid total disaster and I just think it’s time to invest in another QB. Green Bay knew what they were doing when they drafted Aaron Rogers even though they still had the Brett girl. It just doesn’t make any sense “not” to protect the most important position on the field.

      3. Trestman has Phil’s ear and as the HC, his philosophy will have a strong influence on Phils drafting decisions. Emery has done a lot of heavy lifting in FA this year and I don’t think its unreasonable for him to have done this not only because we needed to but also because in doing so, it has opened the door for him to make good solid football decisions without being forced to draft for need at every position. Like it or not, BPA is always the target come draft time. If the best player available in the 3rd round is a QB, I think Emery will draft him.

      • gpldan

        Again, Mosley’s size and intangibles suggest a Dom Capers 3-4 scheme. He’s not a traditional run stuffing 4-3 guy.

        Emery would be better served going and retaining Angerer for this kind of thing, if you were hell bent on having another small-ish Mike like DJ Williams. Mosley would be like more Bostic than Willliams.

        I see Mosley having a very Roach like career. Briggs will probably also signal call again this year else Williams will. You are not stacking for the future here, this team is clearly being built this year for a playoff run with this offense.

        Conte’s surgery means he may not take the field until August. You want to go get a big bag of Dix, if he’s there. Could he be more Pringles? He could. He’s light and rangy but his speed is better and his Ups are higher for the jump passes to Megatron deep. Saban will have given him a solid NFL education and he doesn’t have an injury history. I also like Pryor or Jerrigan there.

        • MB30SD

          This please

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          Take …. the … field …(?) … we haven’t cut Chris Conte, yet? Didn’t HR get the email?

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        1. Bostic was/is in the mix for long-term mike, Shea’s in that room too. With DJW on board, we’re good to go this year. He’s just the caretaker of the position.

        2. Sign Kyle. Pass a hat around Halas Hall (take the nickel out and pass it around Chicago).

        3. I hope you’re wrong about QB in the third round. We need to sign a vet, not a rookie.

      • Johnathan Wood

        I would not at all be disappointed in Mosley. Looking long term, DJ Williams is 32, Briggs is 33, and both on contracts that expire after this year.

  • gpldan

    Wasn’t somebody on DBB making up a cap spreadsheet to look at? Did anybody do that yet? I am interested in seeing what’s there.

  • gpldan

    Jeff –

    If anyone on the Interwebz has a smuggier, more prick like candid shot than the one you used for Haugh, I can’t find it.

    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/f6/f658d0ba99d5861bd4345b40f2337a682fe2d4857bb98aca30adf637a1dd0494.jpg

    Edit: Damn, No, sorry, I found one:

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkdgaznL4v1qj47b7o1_r1_400.png

  • gpldan

    Fitzpatrick scored a 49 in 9 minutes. Article says 48, but I think it was 49.

    But, for average jocks, we have JOHNNY FOOTBALL at the top with a 32.

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/johnny-manziel-wonderlic-nfl-draft/

    Metzenberger scored a 6.

    • MB30SD

      saw that. My god, how fucking dumb do you have to be to get a 6. Seriously, 6 out of 50!?!?!?!?

      • NewBearInTown

        Anyone know of a link to take that test online, I’m rather curious.

  • MB30SD

    so shady and I were playing some bang bang shootem’ up last night and we start talking about childhood and how when I was a kid video and camera phones and shit weren’t invented yet.

    He laughs and gives me tons of old jokes shit, and lets slip his mom posted a bunch of vids of him as a little guy on the youz tubz. Of course I pounce on this and won’t relent… because I have a duty to all of you to uncover and share this stuff.

    So finally I get one of the videos out of him, and this is it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7fuz1WzWFQ (No, I promise I’m not rolling you)

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA… nice moved nuggets!

    • NewBearInTown

      Wow. Surprisingly coordinated for a 4 year old.

      • MB30SD

        agree NB. And as of last year, he’s lost a little of that weight, which is good.

        • Cormonster

          Sweet moves. Is Shady a Filipino?

          • MB30SD

            I think only half…

    • gpldan

      Is that a PS1 behind him?

      #ringer

      • MB30SD

        exactly. He’s been doing what he’s been doing for a looooooong time. Going outside to play obviously wasn’t on his parents daily schedule.

        “awwww mooooooom… latkes again!?

    • Shady

      More like this:

      http://www.youdubber.com/index.php?video=W7fuz1WzWFQ&video_start=0&audio=0B-nF5MWEIA&audio_start=129

      I’m pretty sure this is the exact reason YouDubber was created. Please feel free to add your own awesome/hilarious soundtrack.

  • gpldan

    Brandon Spikes decides to “pull a Mendenhall” and compare playing for Bellicheat to being a slave.

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/brandon-spikes-bills-patriots-4-years-slave/

    • MB30SD

      what was spikes’ wonderlic score? 4 would be my off the cuff guess.

      (you get two points for spelling your name correctly right?)

  • NewBearInTown

    Okay, so just for information’s sake here’s a hypothetical. Let’s say we magically time travel four current NFL players into the draft and have a choice with our first round pick between those three players as rookies coming into the league. Those players are:

    – Randy Starks, DT

    – Navarro Bowman, MLB

    – Aquib Talib, CB
    – Eric Berry, S

    Who would you draft?

    Those are the Walter Football comparisons for Donald, Mosley, Gilbert and Berry respectively. If you ignore concerns that the player will not live up to expectations and draft purely for potential. Which are you most excited about?

    • gpldan

      Berry.

      Poor Bowman, his leg snapped like a turkey leg at Thanksgiving in the Championship game.

      • MB30SD

        that made me really sad. He was/is one of my favs.

    • MB30SD

      wow… great question NB.

      I would obviously be tempted to take berry cause he’s a little bit of a bad ass, but bowman is a personal fav of mine. That said, SF runs a 3-4 and their other inside guy is patrick fucking willis, so as good as I think Bowman is, I believe he’s made much better by having wills right next to him.

      Might have to go with berry given our needs at FS.

      • gpldan

        Starks is a really solid tackle for the Fish. But Berry can carry a D.

        • NewBearInTown

          I look at the list and our current D and I think as follows.

          Talib is a great player, but we aren’t building a defense predicated on shut-down corners. Plus, cornerbacks are somewhat removed from the trenches so they don’t make the best leaders.

          Starks is a solid pass rusher, but not an anchor. We need an anchor.

          Berry and Bowman could both be that anchor. They also both help with our two biggest weaknesses last year. (1) They will help stop the run. (2) They help in coverage against pass catching tight ends.

          Looking around the league right now, and the seller’s market that exists at the safety position, I probably take Berry. But Bowman strikes me as a true leader and exactly the guy I want in the center of my defense.

          So then we toss out Donald, we toss out Gilbert. The decision becomes one between Mosley and Dix. Which one will live up to his potential?

          • MB30SD

            interesting they’re both roll tide huh.

            That place is a factory. you know who I would like in my backfield (right trac? Right Dave?)

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        So you wouldn’t draft the guy that costs the most on the market? Why not?

        • MB30SD

          If you think you have a 5-10 franchise guy at a position of dire need… that’s also been abhorrent and unstable for the last 11 years, that’s the guy you take hands down.

          Berry has 100% been than for KC for the last, what, 5 years already? Sectacular pick emery.

          …and if we’re saying that’s who Dix can be, I 100% take him at 14 this year and not worry about the CHicago Bears FS position for years to come… for the first time in over a decade.

    • Johnathan Wood

      Berry, because he’s the best player of that bunch (besides maybe Bowman).

      • Shady

        Didn’t EMERY draft Berry while he was with KC?

        • Cormonster

          I believe so.

          • MB30SD

            bang! bang!

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      The most expensive one – the CB?

  • gpldan

    Question:

    2nd round comes up, say we took Calvin Pryor in Rnd 1. DT is still not addressed, but this kid is still there:

    http://nfl.si.com/2014/04/09/jimmy-garoppolo-best-quarterback-2014-nfl-draft/?sct=obnetwork

    Hometown boy, and the skids on the AM Radio love-love-love him. He’s Chicago’s JOHNNY FOOTBALL.

    Do you take him ahead of Marcus Robinson and Stephen Tuitt?

    • NewBearInTown

      I really go back and forth on that one. I like Garrapolo a lot and I think he’s be a good backup to Cutler. Also someone who’d really benefit from Trestman’s teaching and the chance to hold a clipboard for a while.

      But a second rounder is a valuable commodity, especially in a draft with so many great players that could really help our defense.

      I think if Trestman feels about him the way Harbough felt about Kaepernick, you have to sign him. A good QB is just too valuable in the modern NFL. If he comes in and plays well for a game or two, we’d get our second rounder back and then some in a trade.

      • MB30SD

        agree with the general principle here, but just hard this year. We’re so close to completely overhauling the D in one offseason, and it’s not like we have a DIRE need at QB THIS YEAR. I totally agree that next year or the year after (depending on how cutty does this year) trestman needs to be given a very strong new QB to mold… but I just think it’s too risky this year.

        We hit on our first two picks for the D in this draft, and next year we can go BPA at almost every pick… assuming no big losses/injuries this year and another strong FA for emery.

        Nice place to be for once. I think you stick to your D guns this year and look next year.

        • NewBearInTown

          Disagree MB. If we overhaul the defense this year, there will still be holes to fill next year. Forte will start to get old; we’ll have depth concerns on the O-line; Tillman and Briggs could both be gone. One of our picks this year may not work out.

          There are always weaknesses on your roster. If you have the chance to take an NFL-level starting QB in the second round, you draft him.

          • MB30SD

            I thought about peanut and brigs specifically NB, but honestly, we either have to have bostic/greene step up or there’ll be a dearth of solid CBs and LBs available in FA… and we have a great cap sitch next year according to all you numbers guys.

            I feel pretty comfortable that based on emery’s recent history that he can fix the line if we need it. He’s proven that for 3 straight years now. I also proffered in my post above that both of our round 1 & 2 guys are starters/year 1 contributors (which may or may not happen, but one would hope)

            What I am most opposed to in your proposed situation is not the concept of taking a QB now instead of next year, it’s who. I would actually feel more comfortable with a McCarron than Garapolo. McCarron might have a noodle for an arm, but he’s smart (on the field), a total leader and team player (according to all accounts), has played in as close to an NFL system as college offers, and has played against the very best every year… that system and their level of play/competition is as close to the NFL as it comes in college. (and if trest can make a 32 year old journeyman a star…)

            Eastern Ills… not so much.

          • gpldan

            And Aaron Rodgers was a JuCo transfer to Cal.

            I wouldn’t be talking that Eastern smack in these parts, where Garopollo demolished every Arlington Heights HS record in there was, and shows exceptional touch on his arm for a guy “just from Eastern”. Best fade passer outta college since Luck.

            Snap quick release, quick feet – very very Aaron Rodgers like in that aspect. He cannot run anything close to Rodgers, nowhere near his running ability. At 6’2″, 222, he’s bigger than Rodgers. Slightly.

            No way is he getting out the 2nd round. Some mocks have McCarron in the 2nd, some in the 4th, but somebody is going to snap this kid up in Rnd 2 – bank it – despite how supposedly deep this draft is at QB.

          • MB30SD

            huh, didn’t know any of that… but still maings. I was always shocked when I played ball how good a shitty team would make us look and feel.

            In HS we destroyed a team 63-0 one week and it was like a party on the sideline. Everyone had just silly stats, the next week we played the eventual CIF champs in our division and they beat us by 10 I think. We all felt like we’d been runded over by a truck.

            I’m just worried about that effect. I actually have seen zero tape/stats/info on garapollo… and comparing this guy to the vag is pretty strong.

            Also, for the record that cal team vs this ei team… total and complete blowout and JG has pedestrian #s would be my guess.

          • gpldan

            Agreed, his stats suck (5.0 40) at the combine outside of the 3-cone. His hands are small and his fastball is not that fast.

            http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jimmy-garoppolo?id=2543801

            You have to see the intangible with him.

          • MB30SD

            jesus 5.0?!

            Not with our 2nd and what our D was last year maings. I don’t see dead peoples and I hope to god phil doesn’t either. I don’t want intangibles without tangibles. I want both for a 2nd.

            Take Dix in your backfield if he’s there, then get the best DT on the board in 2 even if you have to give some shit up to get him. That combo and the D is one more offseason away from being damn good… and really young.

            Worry about QB next year.

          • gpldan

            Worry about QB next year.

            Not to beat a dead horse here, but Jordan PALMER. You know, Carson’s less talented little brother who was something like a schoolteacher or a forest ranger or some shit prior to the phone call. You know, that guy?

            We gotta go get Josh Freeman then, because Cutty has to stay healthy for a whole season to prove to me he can. His injury of his groin in the Redskins game came without contact – well – that’s debateable because he was immediately sacked, but if you watch it looks like his groin pulls on the setting of the feet prior to the hit. So we have a guy whose groin tore on a awkward drop back and our contingency plan is Ranger Jordan?

            I can see where this is the wrong year to school a rook, but I need something warm and fuzzy to cuddle now that Josh has left town for sunny shores and Lovie’s sweaty head and cloud watching. (Tampa, btw, has GREAT cloud formations that roll in, so Lovie will be in heaven.)

          • MB30SD

            I get it maings. I really do, but we all know last year was an anomaly in the QB universe. If your franchise goes down, you’re fucked one way or another.

            Our best shot is a guy who’s already played in the NFL for a while… and I think freeman or someone like him (pryor?) will still be available in an emergency. I have to put my trust in emery and trest on that side of the ball. If they don’t think palmer can game manage a game or 4, the’ll get someone in-house who can.

            It’s time for the D.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            “If your franchise goes down, you’re fucked one way or another.”

            It shouldn’t be like that, I wouldn’t accept that as a G.M.

            #1 QB – leader, talisman. #2 QB – the guy that goes in when Johnny Football goes down.

            …. not

            #2 QB – Huh ? How did that happen? That’s not supposed to happen. Who … how ? why?

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            NOTH. We have to plan for when Cutty goes down. It will happen, we just won’t know for how long, but he will go down. Then …. who’s your guy? Who’s your General ? I don’t know who Jordan Palmer is other than having a famous brother, but he hasn’t played football in the NFL to any appreciable degree, and I’d rather the gladiator that leads my team into battle had actually played a little football before doing so. Call me picky.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Sounds like a good-great QB – he’ll go in the first – remember, there are professionals watching.

          • gpldan

            Outside of giving Payton’s kid a tryout at camp, the only time I can recall the Bears doing anything “home town” was Zorich. And that was circumstance.

            Not very NFL to pick up home town kids, as tempting as it seems. It’s why the Texans won’t pick JOHNNY FOOTBALL (I just need to work him into every post now) because of the hometown hype thing.

          • MB30SD

            that and ill college fb teams SUCK.

            (ducks)

          • gpldan

            Hmmm…. only 7 sacks last year? Not bad… for an Illini

            http://www.nfl.com/player/whitneymercilus/2533049/profile

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahha… look at you. I didn’t take you for a home town shill.

            I was mostly kidding. I don’t follow any ills cb teams, so I was just chafing your grundle a little. Besides, show me schedules and win/L against the big boys… not one dude. You’re letting the emotions get the best of your logic. Where’s data when I need him.

          • gpldan

            Illinois and NIU aren’t exactly USC/UCLA.

            I blame this on Midwestern chicks being too fat. And people who actually fear NCAA sanctions. Well, outside of Penn State.

          • MB30SD

            totally. fat chicks in college is not the once in a lifetime experience kids want. I don’t care how good the edu is.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            C’mon now kids …. moms and dads ….. get your t-shirts while you still can … for … JOHNNY FOOTBALL …. .that’s right folks …. your all-American hero …. that’s Brylcreem and apple pie…. it’s… JOHNNY FOOTBALL …. ladies and gentlemen …

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Normally I’d agree with that NB, but that leaves us with a QB roster behind Cutty of Palmer + some young Ducheyne who’s desperately trying to get married. Cutty goes down, season over. We should be aiming higher than that. If Kyle Orton is on your team at #2, then you can draft your prospect to sit behind him at #3.

          • CanadaBear

            Orton is under contract with the Cowboys.

          • tobijohn

            What is with this obsession with Kyle Orton? Years from now, long after he’s retired from professional football, Kyle will be plagued with the uneasy feeling that somebody has been watching and following him. He won’t be wrong…

      • Trac

        For Emery to draft a QB in the 2nd round, he’s gonna have to be Tom Brady’s 2nd coming. I totally think Emery will grab up a solid qb in the 3rd round or lower but it’s gonna be awfully hard for him to justify a 2nd rounder on one this year.

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          Equally – do we pass on Carlos Hyde at a favorable position?

    • That’ll be interesting. I’d be surprised if Garoppolo gets out of the late 1st/early 2nd. One of those teams, Texans, Jags, Raiders, Vikies will pass on a QB in the first hoping Garoppolo is there on the 2nd go around.

      But if Garoppolo somehow makes it to us in the 2nd, that’ll be awfully tempting.

      • Trac

        My biggest knock on this dude? The scouts compare him to Tony “ho” Romo. I’m e’scared!

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      nope, if the chance to go S in 1 is there and then a potential badass DL in 2 you have to go that route.
      That would be like asking if Biggsy should go over to the empty Barnelli’s line for a bowl of shitty pasta or wait 2 extra minutes to get the combo, x large coke and cheesefries.

      • gpldan

        the cheesefries make that a no-brainer. Duh.

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        Why shouldn’t Briggsy have to wait an extra 2 minutes for his order? Is he better than you?

  • gpldan

    SI’s Mock 3.0 is out, and it’s nonsensical. Dennard before Gilbert, has us taking Mosely over Gilbert. It’s just weird, like they are just iterating.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20140410/2014-nfl-mock-draft-sammy-watkins-mike-evans/

    • MB30SD

      It’s don banks maings. Dude’s a clown. Also after our pick is Dix (my perso… ah nevermind) and jernigan too.

      Don, you are not good.

      • gpldan

        #fuckbanks

        • MB30SD

          #rightinhissmugface

          • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

            #andhis90’spornhaircut

      • He’s got to have some of the worst mocks ever. Almost as bad as his wanna be Han Solo hair.

    • Trac

      I’ve said this before, I think Gilbert is going to have difficulty going up against the big boys. Small frame, poor angles. He may go earlier but I peg him as a 2nd round talent.

    • Johnathan Wood

      Gilbert is most athletic CB, but Dennard has best college tape. I could definitely see it going that way. Or not. Depends on who goes CB first and what they value more.

  • gpldan

    Puff Daddy plays the asshole Badger’s agent. Tee hee.

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57786588-200/sonny-draft-browns-config.html.csp

    #worthseeing

  • Rex Grossman is still an FA, right? Just saying…

    • Every time these scouts cite “small hands” I always think of Rexy. Can’t help it.

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        Small hands Rex, they called him ….

  • Here’s a somewhat different take on QBs this year. Not everyone is sold on Garoppolo. Some nice nuggets too in the later rounds.

    “The first is Garoppolo’s almost inability to stand up to a pass rush.
    Time and time again Garoppolo had a chance to stand tall in the pocket
    and make a play, and time and time again his eyes dropped to the rush
    searching for an escape plan….Secondly, Garoppolo almost seemed scared when his first read was
    covered. So much of his production in college came on one-read plays
    that were usually open against inferior competition. When the primary
    read was covered, however, Garoppolo struggled to locate a secondary
    receiver, and even when he did find a secondary receiver or a check-down
    option, he looked jittery doing it.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/46863/60/nfl-draft-cheatsheet-qbs

    • NewBearInTown

      Worth mentioning Garoppolo’s #1 receiver was a 5’9″ white guy, but that little guy dominated against second tier college competition. Broke like every record in the books.

      • But was he pretty fly?

      • tobijohn

        The Spud Webb of receivers….

  • gpldan

    So they invited the bartender up to their room (bad idea #1) after she made them some drinks, they let her hit the bong, and then maybe Colin decided to check that booty out. Or not. Hard to say.

    Either way, by her own volition or by Kap’s, she gets naked, and then the other two players “peek in” on her, and then – she claims – she passed out.

    No semen, no forensic data, nothing. The judge will dismiss it in 30 seconds.

    http://nfl.si.com/2014/04/11/colin-kaepernick-responds-investigation/

    • Trac

      Tell that to the Duke La Crosse boys.

      • Johnathan Wood

        but Kaep isn’t a rich white kid with a black girl.

  • Was watching some War Docs lately, and came across a little interesting one, “Churchill’s Deadly Decision” about shelling the French Fleet. I asked myself if I were Churchill, would I have done the same? Would I have trusted the French, who folded like thrift store tent, to scuttle their own ships instead of handing them over to zee Nazis. I don’t think I would have trusted them to do that.

    Here’s a quick preview of the doc, but it’s on Netflix.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/features/churchills-deadly-decision-preview-this-episode/548/

    • Trac

      I saw that a few months back. What a tough bastard he was. Guys like him would be sent to The Hague nowadays.

      • Many of the French still consider what Churchill did a war-crime. Much like Patton, some men can only exist during wartime. Reminds me of that scene when referring to Animal-Mother, “He’s not such a bad guy as long as some grenades are going over his head.” or something along those lines.

        • Cormonster

          Churchill has fascinated me since I read a book about the Battle of Britain when I was about 10. He had such a complex and interesting life.

          Regarding Patton, my Grandpa was in Patton’s 3rd Army. He hated the war, but he loved Patton. Strange that he died in a car accident just a few days before he was heading home.

          • Trac

            It had to be done. Patton was against the fed. Hee hee

          • tobijohn

            I’ll bet Irish has the dirt on that whole thing, including the cover-up…

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Like any grunt Trac, he wouldn’t have the first idea of who they were, they grow up thinking America belongs to Americans.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            The Gathering Storm, Into the Storm. Two different films about two different times, two actors, one man.

            Apparently true story. Churchill goes to see Monty in the desert in advance of the big push. They meet in Monty’s caravan for lunch, which for Churchill means a whiskey and a cigar.
            “Good Lord Winston! A cigar … whiskey ? The sun’s not past the yard-arm yet, Man! I neither drink nor smoke, and I am ONE HUNDRED PER CENT FIT !”
            Monty strikes the air with one index finger.
            Churchill puts two fingers in the air, “I smoke AND DRINK … and I am TWO HUNDRED PER CENT FIT.”

          • Trac

            Monty was a hack. He sacrificed his men on the battlefield in a display of attrition that is nothing to be proud of. Patton was also adept at this.

          • tobijohn

            Ulysses Grant did the same. Won the war though…

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          Afghanistan and Iraq – two non-U.N. sanctioned actions. “U.N.” means “everybody in the world said don’t do this”. To the victor the spoils, and the immunity of war crimes it seems.

          There was the rumour that Churchill let Coventry be bombed even though they received advance warning through cryptographic breaks. Making any plans to defend Coventry would have tipped off the Germans that their code was broken.
          Can’t make an omelette ….

          Just like Pearl Harbor. A little sacrifice.

          How fucked up a race are we to have a thing like War?

          • Trac

            It’s all in the Good Book my friend. By the way, did you know that Plato and all the well known Greek philosophers taught society to retaliate against ones enemy without mercy. This was considered a great virtue. Yep, the heart of man is desperately wicked.

          • tobijohn

            Some books are harsher than others. When I think of Islamist fundamentalists (and even some Christian ones too), I think of a quote by Thomas Paine:

            “Belief in a cruel God makes for a cruel man”..

          • Trac

            Ha. Define cruel please.

          • tobijohn

            Actually, what I should have said was the interpretation of those books. And taking passages from them out of context..

          • Trac

            Bingo.

          • Cormonster

            Just curious Tobi. Were your Iranian relatives Christian, Muslim, both, or other?

          • tobijohn

            They’re Muslim but very secular and very western, almost all of them having been educated in Europe, the UK or here. That had been the tradition on both sides of my mother’s family going back almost to the nineteenth century. My mother and grandfather (who spent his high school and college years in France) converted to Catholicism before arriving in the US. She was about nine at the time and was educated in convent schools from that point forward. In fact, she graduated from Barat College of the Sacred Heart (since absorbed by DePaul University), which was a couple miles from Halas Hall…

          • Cormonster

            You growing up in Catholic schools makes much more sense now.

          • tobijohn

            Yeah, one of lines is: I’m a product of the Catholic educational system which means I’m primarily motivated by guilt, obligation and the fear of disappointing anybody…

          • Cormonster

            I’m the same way, except I grew up Lutheran and went to public schools.

          • tobijohn

            Well, I guess the guilt thing predates the Reformation. Also, to complete the family background, my father is mostly of Irish descent but with Dutch and German in there too. And in addition to Muslim relatives, I also have Jewish ones as well. Three of my sisters’ father-in-laws are Jewish as well as one of my brother-in-laws and he and that sister are raising their two sons in that faith. Also, my mother’s first cousin’s husband is Jewish (that probably would have gotten her stoned in the old country) and their children were raised Jewish. So I have Jewish nephews and cousins in addition to the Muslims. No Lutheran relatives that I know of, however….

          • Cormonster

            That’s quite the interesting background Tobi. It’s a lot more diverse and interesting than my relatives. I’m a Scandinavian mutt for the most part. Swedish and Norwegian on my Mom’s side, and Finnish, Swedish, and Danish on my Dad’s side. All of my Grandparents were 1st generation Yoopers (Upper Peninsula of Michigan). Miners, lumberjacks, and farming on the side. Funny, my Finnish great great grandma married a filthy Swede and was disowned by her parents.

            I grew up in a very liberal church, and I was very religious until I was 16 or 17. We even had an awesome female youth minister, which was pretty rare at that time. Then I started understanding church politics, which put a bad taste in my mouth, and I bailed. I haven’t been a member of any organized church since, but I still harbor similar thoughts to what you mentioned above.

          • tobijohn

            I was about the same age as you when the disillusionment with organized religion set in. However, it seems that we’ve both been imprinted. Too late to change now, we are what we are…:)

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Abraham, Kill me your son.

          • Trac

            Why?

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            You were asking for a definition of cruelty, Trac. Is it not cruel to have a man contemplate killing his son?

          • Trac

            God provided the sacrifice Irish. That was the teaching there my friend.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            They also liked to bum young boys for pleasure, so there’s that.

          • Trac

            They?

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      Can’t wait to see the new one on Rumsfeld. Same guy that did Fog of War. Called The Unknown Known. It’s about the Devil.

      • Cormonster

        Here’s a good interview with the documentarian who made the movie.

        http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/04/03/errol-morris-on-donald-rumsfeld-the-unkn

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          I’ve watched half of it already and he’s just blowing smoke up his ass at this point.

          • Cormonster

            Agree. I started rewatching it and he was full of himself.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            ‘The Unknown Known’ ….That was just terrible. The man has NO redeeming qualities. Rumsfeld is pure cheese. A ratbag of a used car salesman. In Fog of War the subject was McNamara – an intelligent man, who was acknowledging the error of his ways in his winter of reflection. In this, Rumsfeld appears to cry as he recalls some war story pertaining to a soldier’s mother -no tears come out of his eyes, and then he changes it into a TA-DAA! moment with a stupid fucking grin. Creepy guy. Arrogant, narcissistic prick. Steer well clear.

          • Cormonster

            I have no desire to watch it. I’ve had enough of the neo conservatives.

      • MB30SD
  • Trac

    I haven’t seen much from Barb since he offered to cut his nuts off. Hmm.

    • Is he a typical Romanian, or is he the Irish version of a Romanian? Hmmm…

    • he’s still coming to terms with tucker being back for a second year.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      I took some ‘use them before you lose them’ time.

  • And while on military docs, I came across another awesome one “Garbo: the spy” (also on Netflix).
    MB, I know you like spy shit, and this dude was like Bond meets Shakespeare meets Daniel Day Lewis. What a fascinating character and the soundtrack to the doc isn’t half bad either.

    Recommend it to anyone who loves WWII spy shit.

    • Shady

      Now that season 4 of The Walking Dead is over, AMC has a new show on Sunday nights called Turn. It’s about Revolutionary War spies. I saw the 1st episode and it wasn’t half bad.

      Another buddy told me about a new show called Silicon Valley or The Valley on HBO. Anybody seen it yet?

      • The ending to Walking Dead SUCKED BALLS.
        Haven’t heard of War Spies. Gotta check it out. I love all that stuff. Even when I was little me and my cousins would play Risk for hours. Of course, I would whoop them and it got to the point where they all would attack immediately.

        • tobijohn

          Oh man, if I could have just the smallest percentage of time back that I spent playing Risk! Had a thing for Stratego too..

          • MB30SD
          • tobijohn

            That’s pretty f’n funny…

          • MB30SD

            “and just think… that’s the last time he’ll see female genitalia.”

          • “You don’t interact with inferior life forms? You must be a very lonely man. I keeed, I keeed.”

          • Trac

            We know, we know. yuk yuk.

          • NewBearInTown

            So my law partner is a big board game fan. He and some friends got their hands on something called Risk: Legacy.

            http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/105134/risk-legacy

            If this is your thing, it just got taken to a whole new level.

          • MB30SD

            nice

          • NewBearInTown

            Broken link.

          • tobijohn

            I should check to see if there’s a PC version where you can play against the computer. These days, any three or four twelve year olds could slaughter me…

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            There is an old dos version (networkable). It’s great, and VERY addictive – can’t-stop-playing-addictive.

          • tobijohn

            Thanks, I’ll check it out. That and a way to make it run under 64 bit Windows 8…

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          Yeah, they’re milking it. What happened this season? They ended up in a trailer. Great.

      • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

        i thought turn was solid. i don’t see how they will do more than a couple seasons though.

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        Haven’t seen The Valley. Won’t be.

        Turn, sounds interesting, thanks.

        Loved what they did with the young teenager in TWD, very bold. Seem to remember them canceling Hannibal for the very same thing though. Viewing figures? Did they have any?

        THIS IS NOT A SPOILER:

        And again, I’m a movie-whore and NBIT will have a kitten, but Noah needed to go the whole way for God to give that movie’s ending the big thumbs up. The movie builds the suspense and it absolutely must end with an OMFG IMHO.

      • Cormonster

        Thanks for the heads up on Turn. Replay of the pilot tonight at 8pm.

  • Trac

    Anyone can have a vagina now but I have 2 questions.

    1. How did these scientists present this endeavor when they went before the investers committee board?

    2. Is it now possible to have more than one vagina?

    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2014/03/cj_mosley_says_he_has_no_medic.html

    • Cormonster

      1. There’s a market for this operation obviously. My neighbor, who I hang out with, has his Dad visit occasionally. Except his Dad is now a woman will a female name. It can make for some uncomfortable situations for everyone. They look a lot alike also which makes it stranger.

      2. I don’t think so. That would be overkill.

      When my Grandpa was in his 80’s, he had a colostomy operation. When the nurse came in to shave and prep him for the surgery, he told her, “since I can’t use my dick any more, why don’t you just cut the damn thing off and turn me into a woman. At least then I can please a man.” Funniest person I’ve ever known.

      • Trac

        Yes, this is a direct result of the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality. He he.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Oh, how I detest the “Everyone Gets A trophy” concept.

    • MB30SD

      huh?

      • Trac

        Look up. I posted the wrong link originally. Lol.

        • MB30SD

          so you’re calling mosely a vagina?

          • Trac

            Hahaha

          • MB30SD

            ok, got it now. the right link makes all the diff… doesn’t it trac?

          • Trac

            I wonder how many people have gotten in a pickle because of that? Kinda like hitting the “reply to all” button by mistake.

          • MB30SD

            never done that one. I’ve seen it though. can be brutal.

        • tobijohn

          You know what they say: It’s BS without pictures. And there were no pictures…

  • MB30SD
  • tobijohn

    FWIW, Eric Weems will be back with the Bears…

    • CanadaBear

      I love his combative nature on ST’s. Glad to see him come back at the min.

      • tobijohn

        I remember him stepping in front of Hester and grabbing a return. I can only imagine what Devin was thinking but his body language was like WTF?

        • Weems was like, “You quit two years ago. I got this, bro.” I think I heard on the Score that they won’t cut him unless they absolutely have to after the draft.

          • tobijohn

            That I don’t understand. How would anyone they draft impact his role on STs?

          • If they draft another CB/WR special teamer with more “upside”, though I’m not sure how much they’ll save. If it’s negligible, they’ll just keep Weems (which I hope they do this year).

          • tobijohn

            Depending on which round in the draft, I’d imagine they could save anywhere from $500K if it’s a sixth round guy to nothing if it’s a first rounder. But what are the chances of a first round pick being a multi-phase ST player?

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Other than Chris Williams, Weems is our only other slot WR/returner type guy.

  • Johnathan Wood

    Well, fellas, I’m off to Florida for a week. See you all later.

    • Trac

      Have a safe trip my friend. Do check in from time to time. You know, so mother MB doesn’t send a search part for you.

      • tobijohn

        Well, I’m down here. I’ll keep an eye on the local police blotters..

    • tobijohn

      Whereabouts?

  • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

    As the weather breaks and spring rears it’s beautiful head one’s thoughts turn to the obvious:

    Let the killing……..begin.

    • MB30SD

      Hos 24:7?

      • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

        187 24:7

        • MB30SD

          On a motherfuckincop?

    • Cormonster

      I didn’t understand this at first. Then I realized you were talking about Chicago.

      • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

        like packs of mindless hyenas looking to devour and attack anything and everything.

        • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

        • Cormonster

          At first I thought you were talking about turkey hunting or the walleye run.

  • MB30SD

    So Irish’s post to mine below (and the post before it) about eric berry made me realize one thing. Emery can 100% draft D, and he can draft a great FS. He’s already done in in eric berry with KC.

    If dix can be a berry, we 100% should take him @ 14 and solidify our FS position for 5+ years after so long.

    • Trac

      Yes but KC built a stout D over time. At what stage did he draft Berry? Tis an intriquing question….really.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        They had 7-8 starters. But I don’t think that matters … the Seattle Seahawks drafted Thomas in Pete Caroll’s first year, so they started with that. The New Orleans did the same thing last year with Vacaro after a worst D in the league type of D.

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        From what I hear, if one had the cash and the picks, you could actually HAVE Eric Berry right now. I don’t know why, but they’re open to offers. And I think that was Nfl.com.

  • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt
    • Cormonster

      There’s also the known known, the known unknown, and the unknown unknown. Rumsfeld and the rest of that administration were a bunch of tools.

      • gpldan

        The known known is the thing you thought you were right about, but then you really weren’t sure even though you told other people you were sure, and then you checked, and it turns out you were right anyhow.

        The unknown unknown is the thing you didn’t know, but you had no idea you didn’t know it, and even if you did know it, you would be wrong about what you thought you knew.

        Yeah, that should just about sum up draft day.

    • Danny Elfman produces the music? I was expecting Johhhy Depp to pop out sometime during the film.

  • Trac

    The weather couldn’t be better today. If it was any nicer I wouldn’t be able to stand it. Putting the brats on the grill and the rest of the day is mine. Ahhhhh.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    Great article about the running game on PFF. No grades, only stats. The Bears run the ball with RB 352 times, 53% against base D, 39% against nickel and 3% against dime. Green Bay had 418 carries in 36% base, 59% nickel, 4% dime. There’s that about Lacy and Starks… nickel backs. PS: That’s an area where be Bears need to improve…running against nickel. They were poor last year in doing that and it cost us the New Orleans game. We couldn’t un for shit against their nickel D and so they started calling exotic blitzes with CBs and Ss.
    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/04/09/the-impact-of-defensive-packages-on-yards-per-carry/

    • tobijohn

      Very interesting article. And from a Fantasy Football site no less. I hope the guy is somehow making a little money for all the time and effort he put into that…

      • The FF sites often feature the most in depths analysis of any articles. I’ve said this before, and I believe it now. Just as long as you use your own eyes to discern, they’re a great resource.

        • gpldan

          I’m going to sound like a fucking snob here, but so be it. That article wants to be fivethirtyeight.com like about those findings, but that’s a lot of dart throwing and table building there. I didn’t see any of those stats leading to anything, and some were clearly the victim of confounding effects, such as Murray leading ypg against base defenses (4-3 or 3-4 non nickel).

          Either you add the Run D rating and O Line rating of the teams they play for and tally the yards per game against those two factors and do stepwise regression to ferret out the actual impact of the runner vs. the system, or your not doing statistics – the author is just playing with Excel.

          I’m seriously thinking of getting PFF Premium Stats for $26.99/yr and trying to work on data mining for actual insight, but I just don’t have time now. But it’s one of those things I have thought about for a while.

          • AlbertInTucson

            “There are 3 kinds of lies; lies, damn lies and statistics.” – Bemjamin Disraeli.

            “Facts are stubborn things but statistics are pliable”.
            – Mark Twain

          • I tend to agree. That’s why when PFF graded Mills poorly, I just threw that out the window. I know what I saw, and no Scouting dep is going to make me mindlessly agree with ther certain conclusions. This tin-foil hat multi-tasks.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            PFF graded Mills poorly because he got beat too many times too quickly in pass protection. I saw it, without PFF ‘help’. Their grade system makes him look very bad and he wasn’t, but that’s only because he was a rookie, the OL as a hole played well and we were used with poor play at OT. He’ll get better I have no doubts about that. In the same time you can’t negate that he got beat many, many times last year… it’s only constructive critique. PS: I wrote before the wrote this article that I saw Mills get beat to many times on his outside shoulder and many times too fast…that’s the most negative part. The OL scheme calls for a clean pocket so the QB can step in, so you want to get beat on the outside shoulder, but at the right time.
            https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/04/09/rookies-in-focus-jordan-mills/
            So the Bears had 40 pass blocking snaps per game. Mills gave up 1 sack/hit & 3 hurries a game. That’s 4 snaps a game….10%. So…he was ok on 90%. That’s alright as long as the other OL don’t post similar numbers. If they do you have pressure on 50% of the snaps. That’s bad and it’s without the TE-RB pressure or overload blitzes.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            I’m sure the Chicago Bears don’t use statistics of any kind.

          • Yes, but they at lest ATTEMPT to present some stats, even if their interpretations or conclusions are skewed. They tend to put out interesting nuggets that are worth investigating, which is more than guys like this.

            http://youtu.be/YOacOZcAihY

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            It doesn’t matter why. What’s interesting is the play calling. The Bears ran against base D 53% of the time, the Packers did it 36% of the time. I don’t need any more data to talk about this singular stat. This is the most basic tactic of them all… throw and force them into nickel, then run against it.

          • gpldan

            You’re right: statistics are to answer how, not why.

          • tobijohn

            I’ll have to check out that site you referenced a bit more thoroughly but upon cursory examination, I found this article of interest:

            http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/au-naturel-or-barely-there-the-data-on-pubic-hair-preferences/

  • MB30SD

    lemme ask you something… why?

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/12/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Enough. It’s gone. everyone lost. How much is this costing? I know that sounds callous, but it’s not providing closure. I wouldn’t want it for my peeps if I was on that plane.

    • NewBearInTown

      The governments are doing this because CNN is pushing them to put forth the effort.
      CNN is pushing because this makes for great news. I mean, you clicked didn’t you?

      • AlbertInTucson

        You actually think struggling CNN has anywhere near that kind of clout? I do not.

        • gpldan

          The ghost of Ted Turner knows where it is.

          • AlbertInTucson

            BTW, Ted Turner is not yet dead.

          • gpldan

            That’s why it’s funny, Al.

        • NewBearInTown

          I used CNN because that’s the link MB through out. But its all the 24 hour news sites. They need a story to feed them constant “update” headlines.

    • Trac

      Do you know how much money the space program spends, every bit of it should be privatized? It’s ridiculi my man.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blogfather Tweet response:

    “CBS staring at worst case scenario for Masters. No Tiger. Phil cut. Potential runaway. Ratings disaster. 2 words to save em? Fred Couples.”

    “Poetential Runaway” call was was a bit premature, no?

    • Cormonster

      The final round should be great. 12 or 13 guys have a legitimate shot at winning today.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Maybe golf needs Tiger, but The Masters doesn’t.

        • Cormonster

          The front 9 was great today, but the “2nd half” was kind of boring when Spieth put it in the water at 12. Spieth had a good chance, but he got really rattled at 8 and 9 and never regained his composure. That said, Bubba played great today.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Don’t forget, Spieth is all of TWENTY years old.

            All credit to Bubba for seizing opportunity and putting a stanglehold on it.

          • Cormonster

            It’s pretty incredible what Spieth did this weekend considering his age. He got a great learning experience today that can’t be overlooked towards his future development. He got rattled today, but I think he learned some good lessons.

            Bubba was in a zone today. I was hoping for a closer, more dramatic finish, but I don’t think anyone could have beat him today. I think he would have shot a 67 if he needed to.

            I also found it interesting how Jordan and Bubba were “buddies” and joked around the first 5-8 holes. Not sure when they stopped exactly, but from then on it was all business and they didn’t hardly acknowledge each other.

          • Cormonster

            Personal note Al. I worked at golf courses for about 10 years and loved it. I worked at 3 Wisconsin State Opens and 2 regional junior championships at three different courses. I cut greens for all but one. Before the tournaments at Kenosha Country Club and Blackhawk CC (Madison) all the sports reporters said winning score would be 15-20 under par because they are both old, shorter courses.

            Ha! I laughed when I read those articles. At both tournaments the winners were 2 under and 1 under, respectively. Both courses have small greens, lots of mature trees, and leave very little room for error.

            Your a history guy like me.
            Kenosha Country Club was designed by Donald Ross, who is one of the greats. It’s a brilliant design. 8 holes cross Pike River, and 9 and 18 are waiting for your ball just behind the greens. There’s also 46 traps on the course, many of them hugging the greens on the shorter holes.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “10 of 10.” Heard an ESPN mock today that had Mettenberger going 19th.

    • If I had to draft a QB in the 2nd, it would be Mettenberger. He won’t be good this year, or maybe even next year, but in 3 years, he could be Luck (though without the soul crushing ints).

      • MB30SD

        here’s the difference in my mind:

        Luck: 37

        Mettenberger: 6

        • Trac

          That close?

          • MB30SD

            yeah, guess luck isn’t the genius I thought he was. Fitz… now that’s impressive. too bad he sucks at playing football.

          • NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports Texas A&M QB
            Johnny Manziel scored a 32 on the Wonderlic exam, while Louisville’s
            Teddy Bridgewater scored a 20.

            Blake Bortles scored 28. There is no correlation between
            Wonderlic scores and NFL success, and we’re not even convinced they
            factor much into NFL teams’ evaluations anymore, but people always seem
            to be interested in them. For some perspective, Andrew Luck scored a 37
            before the 2012 draft. Geno Smith scored a 24 last year. Blaine
            Gabbert scored 42. Christian Ponder scored 35. Colin Kaepernick scored
            37, and Ben Roethlisberger scored a 25.-rotoworld

          • MB30SD

            Very nice kap… sadly there wasn’t a opty to learn from a question like: when an opportunity to gang rape a girl presents itself, should you partake?

            Yes
            No

        • “Luck averaged 387.0 passing yards, with six touchdowns and seven interceptions through two postseason games”

          I guess NOT throwing INTs inthe playoffs wasn’t accounted for on the test.

          Also, two words. Mar-ino.

          Mambo.

  • Trac

    I’ve got to agree with Jeff’s David Gerrard’s tweet comments. He has been my favorite Premiere League player for as long as I can remember. Don’t know of anyone else in that league with more heart. He has done everything Liverpool has asked him to do his entire career.

    • Jokey

      But I can think of someone I’d rather see win a championship more than Gerrard. His friends and city call him “Peanut”.

      • Trac

        +1985

        Jeff gets carried away with the hyperbole sometimes, doesn’t he?

  • FQD1911

    Zach Mettenberger, Blogfather? lmao…nah can’t roll with you on that one. had he not been knocked out of the Arkansas game last season, Hogs would have won. he’s another stiff quarterback who had a very nice OL to mask his mistakes behind…let’s see what happens in the big leagues.

    • Trac

      Hey, if Phil uses the first pick to draft him, at least most of us will be able to say we’ve heard of him. He he.

    • MB30SD

      FQ!!!!!!!

  • CanadaBear
    • AlbertInTucson

      Everybody is looking for the next Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham.
      This guy COULD be (wait fot it) ….”The ‘Peoples’ Choice.”

  • Trac

    Some things I’ve learned in life that I hope I can pass on to my son.

    Never never never give up. Refuse to let life cause you to be bitter. Be thankful for what you have. Find peace and never let go of it.

    Have a good week gents.

    • johnnywad

      Add to that “Take some risks”. I’m trying to find the right way to teach this to my kids. My parents showed me the path to comfort and stability, and for that, I’m very thankful. But as a result, I never thought about what I could do, just what I should do. I want my kids to have the tools to provide for themselves and their families, but I also want them to understand, that at some point you may want to reach for something. And you should if the risk/reward makes sense. Not an easy lesson.

      • SC Dave

        That’s sooo my life too, Johnny. More power to you on finding a way to help them go for it.

        My father for years cut columns from Investor’s Business Daily and saved them up for my kids. Stories from all walks of life and history about people that made something big happen. Just as an example, this week’s is on John Browning… they’ve done the gamut from people like him to the likes of Mary Teresa.

        While I read every one, I don’t think my kids read any. A pity.

  • Aldon Smith needs to become a reality T.V. star already.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/13/aldon-smith-reportedly-detained-at-lax/#comments

    Also, I need to hang at LAX when I’m bored.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Some guys just REFUSE to “get it”.

      Aldon Smith INSISTS on putting himself in the NFL’s crosshairs.

      He can probably kiss the next 6 games of his career bye-bye.

      • CanadaBear

        Really don’t get this arrest. How childish and entitled is this dope? 10 years ago this type of behavior was stupid. Now it’s beyond stupid. Yes, air travel is a pain in the ass. Deal with it.

  • Shady
    • CanadaBear

      I like both the Sox and Cubs. Both have had their share of crappy announcers. However, Hawk is not only the worst baseball announcer in Chicago, he might be the worst in MLB. I don’t know how the Sox fans put up with it.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Did they discipline Hawk? I believe Stoney’s done the play-by-play the last couple of days.

        • CanadaBear

          Not sure. He just needs to go. He’s always been horrible and he’s getting worse. I only see a couple of Sox games a year because he drives me nuts.

          • Cormonster

            I don’t watch baseball any more, but occasionally I’ll listen to a few innings of a Brewers game on the radio when working. I could care less about the game. I just like listening to Bob Uecker tell stories and his stream of thought.

          • SC Dave

            Pretty much where I am. The FIFTH strike was the last one for me. You know, you only get three strikes in baseball before you’re out – I had too much patience.

            And to add insult to injury, the juicers ruined the record book.
            A damn shame for guys like Ken Griffey Jr., who showed now obvious signs of PED use and was the Willie Mays of his time. But he is tainted by the era, guilty or no.

            http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/griffke02.shtml

          • Cormonster

            I quit watching during the strike around 1992. I was also totally pissed at the Cubs for fucking up negotiations with Greg Maddux. He was my all time favorite player, and he told the Cubs to kiss his ass and went to the Braves.

            I remember going to Brewers games in 1982 when they had a great team. Bleacher seats were only about 3 bucks. Even in the late 80’s Brewers tickets were under 5 bucks. My how times have changed.

      • Jokey

        It’s torture. TV is the easiest way to grow a fan base, and Hawk is fan-repellent.

      • SC Dave

        Double headers in the bleachers in the late 1970s at Comiskey with Harry out in the stands. Me, two buddies, a couple liters of Coke, ice from a hotel machine , the 1.75l bottle of rum, and the Coleman cooler with the spigot at the bottom.

        Horrible pitching (other than Wilbur Wood), but six guys in the lineup between about 25 and 40 HRs. A shower in the catwalk to sober you up or cool you off, depending on which inning of which game.

        And TWO stinkin’ dollars to get into the park. TWO DOLLARS.

        Damn those were the days…

        • CanadaBear

          I was going back then too. That placed rocked. It seemed like the bleachers at Wrigley were pretty mellow due to all the pot smoking. Comiskey was alcohol fueled all the way. My Brother-in-law and I sat in the bleachers at Wrigley about 10 rows from Harry (broadcasting from the bleachers). He had a cooler about the size of a coffin and everyone close to him were drinking with Harry (unfortunately, not us). About halfway through the game another coffin sized cooler shows up. We were pounding Old Stool drafts. Harry drank way more than us and didn’t seem worse for wear. We were hammered.

          • SC Dave

            Except for when he started saying shit like “He walked him on four pisshes… and that ties a mayshur league record!”

            That dude was one of a kind.

  • AlbertInTucson

    And now, a long overdue word from our sponsor…



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    Tiger’s bad back just could not hack it.



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    …as a guy named “Bubba” won his 2nd Green Jacket.

    • gpldan

      It’s like watching Michelangelo painting the chapel. I tell ya’

      • AlbertInTucson

        Too kind.

        • SC Dave

          Just a little, tho.

  • NewBearInTown

    Happy Passover to my fellow tribesmen on the blog. I will be rather sparse in my comments and my reading during the next little while. I trust the gentiles among us will keep me abreast of Bears news and alien sightings upon my return.

    • MB30SD

      Hahaha…

      Chag Sameach my brothers.

      • Shady

        I’d love to hear you attempt to actually pronounce that.

        • MB30SD

          You’re welcome. .. dick.

        • it comes naturally to us. the humor comes in hearing others struggle.

          • MB30SD

            No, shady, while we’re mecilessly killing each other virtually… likes to hammer me because I am not a pious jew, even though I VERY strongly consider myself to be a jew, because, you know… I am (both parents sides as far back as it goes).

            Just because I don’t go to temple and I don’t believe in the bible’s version of god, doesn’t make me any less a jew than you shady. (*sniff* *Sniff*!!!)

            (see, I’m a classic jew… there’s the guilt for not practicing more)

          • Shady

            Why don’t you go down to the local JCC or Hillel and meet yourself a nice Jewish girl, MB? Someone who can get you back on the right trac.

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha… never even dated a jewish girl in my life. I kissed one in 8th grade, but she was a nightmare and I bailed.

            I just… hung out… with a nice 5’10” blond shiksa last night… exactly hows I loves em. (and yes tj she had huge, fabulous, beautiful, perfect bolt-ons. God I love silicone)

          • Who needs a Jewish mother with friends like these, eh MB?

          • NewBearInTown

            If anyone in the area needs a place to go for a Seder, just reach out. My door is always open.

          • MB30SD

            thank you very much NB. Would love to meet you and the fam one of these days.

            If I’m ever in Chi during one of the holidays I will def invite myself over. ; ) Maybe I’ll bring shady the Rabbi with me. smh.

          • SC Dave

            I saw what you did there, Shady. Well played.

    • Funny. I was actually watching a doc on Jewish Comedians. You may like it (or not). It’s called “When Jews Were Funny”. MB, you’d probably hate it. It sort of meanders, but the Jew jokes (Famous Jewish jokes, not jokes against Jews) are almost worth it alone. It’s on Netflix.

      I think the interviewer associates “Jewish” with Yiddish/NY Jew, and he’s pretty much lamenting how that particular subculture is disappearing.

      But maybe check it out tribesman.

      • My fav one was probably the joke about the man who was complaining “Boy, am I thirsty” which every Jew seems to know.

        • MB30SD

          My favorite ‘jewish’ joke of all time….. As told by a black man.

          http://youtu.be/C31H3OULMmo

          there’s also the one about the watch.

          $, sent you a text. No reply.

          • ah. I thought that was you, but Jesse Ventura didn’t come up on the caller ID.

            Also, I must be dense today. I never got that joke. They didn’t give him a spoon. Aha is Yiddesh for “Up my ass”? hmmm

          • MB30SD

            The joke is in the joke not the punchline. Classic jewish, you don’t get it because you’re a gentile.

            Btw, Eddie Murphy does a flawless rendition. Awesome.

          • gpldan

            Mel Brooks has the classic Jewish joke of all time.

            A Jew is walking across the street when a bus comes down the road. It sideswipes him and he’s laying in the road squirming in pain.

            Another man runs up to him and says “Are you doing alright? Are you okay?”

            The Jewish man says “I make a living.”

          • MB30SD

            excellent.

            This was also always one of my favorite mel brooks numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HH-GLn4CU4

            (actually that whole movie was brilliant)

          • SC Dave

          • MB30SD

            it’s always ze germahns.

            and man, I forgot how turrible get smart was. uhhhgggg…

          • CanadaBear

            I always liked Myron Cohen. It would take him 5 minutes to tell a joke but you were laughing the whole way and the punchline was always worth it. He used to tell a joke about two Jewish widows that meet in Miami every winter. One of them gets re-married and the other is asking probing questions. Finally they get to the most important question. What about sex? The newish bride say “infrequently.” Her friend shoots back, “Is that one word or two?”

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha. nice.

          • the doc made some interesting points. a comedian on it observed how everyone texts ‘black’. You text your friends “What up,dog” or “Hey homie” (which I guess is more latino). He said, no one ever texts “Jewish”. It’s an interesting point.

            Another comedian commented that Jews indeed are never satisfied, and quite suspicious of happiness (for oblivious historic reasons). He said, when you ask a Jew how he’s doing, he always responds, “Eh.” or “It could be worse” etc. He said you’ll never hear a Jew respond, “Everything’s fantastic.”

            It’s not a great doc, but it is interesting.

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha… mostly true.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Sounds a lot like Irish humour.

            Guy walks into a butchers, says “gimme a pound of kiddelies”.
            “Kiddelies?” says the butcher, “Kiddelies? Do ye mean ‘kidneys’?”
            “Dats what I said, diddle I?”

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Or the Scots:

            Guy’s running down the street and trips, sprawls himself on the pavement. Kindly wee woman comes over “Och, have ye fallen?”. Guy looks up at her earnestly,”Och no, ah’m trayin’ tae to break a bar o’ chocolate in mah back pocket.:

          • you got the joke. you just didn’t find it funny. like you said – he didn’t get a spoon.

          • MB30SD

            bastard.

          • hey. i’m not taking his side. i love the joke and may or may not drop it from time to time. i was just letting him know he was picking up what eddie was putting down. he just doesn’t have a sense of humor apparently.

          • MB30SD

            Bastard

          • I knew it WASN’T me. Joke was indeed LAME.

            Also, I get Jewish humor MB. Unlike you, I LOVE Seinfeld and have boinked a Jewish gal. I also write and am extremely funny, So really, I’m more Jewish than you.

            Chag Sameach, MOFOS!

          • MB30SD

            EASY!!!!!

            And the funniness is mostly in the telling. If you read it, it would be lame. But with a yiddish accent and the way he starts laughing… classic. Love it.

          • no. it was you. that joke’s awesome.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            That’s like the Irish joke –

            q: what’s the difference between a duck?
            a: One of its legs is both the same.

            Once you have to ask ….

          • SC Dave

            It is a good joke, actually

            Q: How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb?
            A: None. “I’ll just sit here in the dark.”

  • bearsfantillend

    lets stir the pot a little. we could use a 3rd receiver. why not sign Chad Johnson to the vet minimum and see how it goes? thoughts?

    • gpldan

      Chad Johnson. Tee hee.

      • bearsfantillend

        i know. just brought it up cause i seen he was trying out for a CFL team.

        • CanadaBear

          Not sure what happened to him. He fell off a cliff in the NFL (probably in his personal life at the same time) and has shown nothing since. Odd.

          • SC Dave

            Maybe he did not piss away all that money he made?

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure but he was showing all the classic signs of a dope that ends up broke.

          • Cormonster

            Pretty badass song if the link works. It’s from last weekend. Derek tears it up.

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cMYzoJsGC8M

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      Chad is a clown. Knows he fucked it all up.

    • AlbertInTucson

      No, thank you. That party ended some time ago.

    • Shady

      Chad Johnson or CHRIS Johnson? Chris Johnson would at least make a LITTLE sense.

  • gpldan

    Ask Haugh if he’s going to carry the Trib load now that the decent football journalist, Pompeii – quit.

    Oh wait, there’s big bird. Sit the fuck down big bird.

    Anyhoo – Pompeii got himself on the Bleacher Report payroll. Probably helped that BR hired Matt Bowen to head the football group up over there – that place is starting to shape up.

    Pompeii is reporting that the Falcons are looking to deal up with the Texans to get Clowney. No word on what the Texans get for the spots.

    It’s weird that Cornelius Washington has that same 6’5″ 270 lb frame that Clowney has, but for whatever reason, he isn’t Clowney. Not only that, looking at things mid-April – you gotta say Washington is gonna be a bubble boy.

    • SC Dave

      I don’t know about Washington, but Clowney is a freakish talent ala Peppers. They just don’t come along very often.

      Clowney will probably get the same treatment – because he can do things that most players cannot EVER do, he’ll get accused of taking plays off because he does not do it EVERY time.

  • gpldan

    Bortles, Bridgewater and JOHNNY FOOTBALL. The key to the 2014 Bears draft.

    Every mock today is showing all three selected prior to 14, which locks the Bears on Donald or Gilbert. It skews D down the boar far enough that Truitt is highly realistic in Rnd 2.

    So hope for that early QB run.

    • MB30SD

      Would you rather the lions take Gilbert or Dix? (with the leftover being taken by us most likely)

      • gpldan

        Here’s my answer:

        Dix could bust. (Dix in the bust? Busty Picks with Dix, now on VHS?)

        Gilbert is a Patrick Petersen level talent. Petersen has shored up the Cards pass D, and Gilbert could lock up on BMarsh. His head seems on straight and he seems solid. Dix is a bit small-ish and could get hurt. So, I would hope the Lions took Dix.

        • MB30SD

          6’1″ 210 is small?!? for a FS!?

          Now if you said he was slow for a FS I would 100% agree, but he’s big for a FS, especially after the NFL put another 5-10 on him.

          • gpldan

            My bad. I watched his video this one:

            I woulda pegged him at 190. He looks skinny.

          • MB30SD

            he does, but he looks like he could be good I’m more worried about 4.6 40 speed. You would hope for low 4.5s and be really excited about 4.4’s… but at that size he’d be a monster if he could do that.

            I’d really like us to take him if he’s there.

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          If we’re going lots of Nickel, then we need some DBs of a greater-than-shit level, yes?

          Still like to see us trade down and get an extra ticket for the lottery ….

    • I really don’t forsee the Bears drafting a CB in the first. I see who they’re interviewing, and there’s a few CBs in that mix. That hints to me that they’re going CB later (I had the same suspicion about them drafting a RT later last year).

      No one really knows what this D will look like, but CBs have traditionally been undervalued in our system. Plus, Peanut is back for one more year.

      This signals to me that Emery will go elsewhere. S, Dline more likely, with an off chance on Mosley or some dude off the grid.

      • gpldan

        Yes, you are right – if we come to the podium with Gilbert and Donald open, we take Donald. The Bears scheme really doesn’t value the lock down island corner. It’s always been about run support and smart zone play. It’s a Bears mantra that if you get there, the quality of the corner just doesn’t matter. SF is a mud mosh pit, and even on a warm dry fall day, the sod is soft and the routes slower. So it’s about the studs up front. Bears football.

        I just like Gilbert, and he’d be good for the Lions on that Ford Field turf. We’d probably pass. Somebody like Rashard Reynolds would be there in a later round.

        • I tend to go by what positions the Bears interview for the later rounds. If they bring in a bunch of CBs that are projected for the later rounds, that usu means that’s where their mind is at. They brought in C Ikard, and that clues me in to a C in the later rounds as well. They brought in a late round QB, but I don’t really trust the Bears with drafting QBs. They just do their due diligence when it comes to QBs.

          So based on that premise, I would argue that CB, C and HB are going to be 3-6 picks (we got two 6es), which would mean S-Dline-ILB in the first two.

          Of course, if someone falls to them that they weren’t planning on falling, it fucks up my whole theory.

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          This is where I leave the reservation. This lock-down corner thing. You can either play corner or you can’t – and if you can’t cover a guy one on one then you’re no corner. I don’t buy the the whole lock-down corner thing. Peanut is a “lock-down” corner who plays in a mostly zone defense. He’s what’s called….. a cornerback.

          If we are in position to get a good one, then we should get one, because Peanut (a) doesn’t go forever (b) might not be available very much over the season.

    • Bear Down in Tampa

      Carr and Garappolo are rising into the late 1st/Early 2nd Round which should help more quality D players fall to our 2nd round pick, not to mention the impending WR run.

  • Big Mike

    Dog days of football. How many more iterations of the same conversation can even begin to be interesting? Thank you NHL playoffs. Have the Cubs been eliminated yet? zzzzzzzz

    • gpldan

      This is the part of the year when the mis-direction on the draft picks really kicks in.

      Like Pompeii at BR on the Falcons trading to #1. Is that real? Or did the GM for Atlanta back-channel that? Maybe the Rams leaked that to try and get interest in their #2. Who knows…

      • Big Mike

        Like all of a sudden we are seeing reports that Clowney is a joke. And QBs you’ve never heard of are skyrocketing up the board.

  • gpldan

    This is my 5th draft on DBB. The half-decade draft. I used to like to go back one year on CN threads and see who said what about who and do a one year draft re-cap. Of course, CN tossed Jeff’s site once he left so that’s not possible now. There have been some real sliders in there, like when MB said that when Bolquin was leaving the Cards we should go get him – and I said I didn’t know if Bolquin was worth that much. Whoops.

    So this is the thread where we get to weigh in on last year’s draft. I usually just go until the Bears drafted, as below that it starts to get not fun.

    Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan

    Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M

    Miami Dolphins Dion Jordan DE Oregon

    Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma

    Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU

    Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo DE LSU

    Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina

    St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin WR West Virginia

    New York Jets Dee Milliner CB Alabama

    Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack G Alabama

    San Diego Chargers D. J. Fluker OT Alabama

    Oakland Raiders D. J. Hayden CB Houston C-USA

    New York Jets Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

    Carolina Panthers Star Lotulelei DT Utah

    New Orleans Saints Kenny Vaccaro S Texas

    Buffalo Bills E. J. Manuel QB Florida State

    Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones LB Georgia

    San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid† S LSU

    New York Giants Justin Pugh OT Syracuse

    Chicago Bears Kyle Long

    Fisher ranked 144 out of 157 offensive tackles in PFF’s preseason rankings, and he’s 66th out of 68 in the regular season. He’s moving to LT this year, but he’s shaping up as a bust. Joeckel broke his ankle in early October of last year. Jordan was situational at best for the Fish and now the Eagles want to trade for him because Kelly thinks he can make something of the kid, since he had him at Oregon.

    First success at OL has been Lane Johnson, who started rocky but Kelly coached him up and he’s a solid RT. Ansah is a flat out stud for the Lions.Cooper broke his leg in camp and missed all of 2013.

    Anybody in this list you pimped and regretted?

    • NewBearInTown

      Actually I think we got exactly the right guy last year.
      We needed BPA on the offensive line and came out with a pro-bowl guard. We need leadership, we got a fan favorite who says all the right things to be popular in the locker room. We needed a solid contributor, we got a starting guard.
      A+
      Other than Johnson, who some of us were hoping might fall to the Bears, I don’t see anyone else above us that I wish we could have gotten. Now, two years is a totally different story.

      • Big Mike

        nobody called Kyle Long prior to the draft.

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      I pimped Justin Pugh to anyone that would listen on draft night after Cooper and Fluker were gone but in my defense I had been drinking whiskey and no one knew who the fuck Kyle Long was.

    • I thought Austin would be way more productive, but I lay a lot of that on the Ram’s being unimaginative and their insistence on making Bradford a franchise QB, which he ain’t. After Bradford went down, they used a bunch of scrubs at QB and rode rookie HB Stacey, so it was only natural for Austin to be less of a factor.

      I know rookie WRs, esp small ones, usu don’t ball right away, but I for sure thought Austin would make more of an impact than he did.

      I also didn’t think Milliner would be so bad. I didn’t think he would be a star, but getting benched when they drafted you for a shut down corner isn’t a good start.

    • MB30SD

      Check out Reid @ 18 for sf. I know I’m a safety guy and I get hung up on getting one, but so far sf hit a fucking home run with that kid. He was a straight up bad ass for them as a rook.

      We need oneathems this year…. paging dix… pagination mr. Big dix.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      Who was that Center, Schwenke ? What happened to him? I wanted him in the third. I think we discussed every guard EXCEPT Kyle Long.

      • Cormonster

        He started 9 games for the Titans at center.

  • MB30SD

    to add to GP’s post below. THE single worst word you can use to describe a football player. Lazy.

    http://nfl.si.com/2014/04/13/nfl-draft-jadeveon-clowney-rumors-spoiled-lazy/

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      This was the first thing that came to my attention when I checked him out. Somebody is going to make him the first or second pick in the draft? Good luck.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
    • It’s unbelievable these type of ppl still exist. It’s like the Black Death still existing. Boggles the mind.

      • MB30SD

        It’s pretty crazy that this brand of ignorance still exist right meow.

        • But is it ignorance, MB? These ppl aren’t ignorant in that they DON’T know about the Jews. In fact, a lot of them know a shit load about the Jew. They do their research not to understand, but to hate.

          Zee Nazis weren’t ignorant. They knew exactly what they were doing. I know it’s popular to label hate as ignorance, but I’m not so quick to pull the trigger on that. If it’s some toothless hillbilly who can barely form sentences, then yeah, ignorance. If it’s some dude with a suit and tie, a few degrees, running for office…well…

          • MB30SD

            maings… confession… I was just doing my best to use ‘meow’ in a sentence back to you.

          • Meow you’ve done it.

          • MB30SD

            Don’t get meow started.

          • CanadaBear

            A friend had a cat named Chairman Meow back in the ’70’s.

          • johnnywad

            Its evil. Not ignorance. Some people are just bad. Smart, bad people, well . . . . .look
            the fuck out.

    • Trac

      Israel is Gods time piece. There are many accounts throughout recorded History of people trying to erase the Jews. When you understand the Bible it becomes obvious that it is God they are trying to kill. If you understood the context of the scriptures, you’d realize Hosea ain’t trippin.

      See how I did that my man?

      • MB30SD

        Chosen peoples maings….wanna see my get out of the apocalypse free card?

        Who’s Hosea, a friend of yours?

    • tobijohn

      While incredibly despicable, these types of acts, both puny and massive, in the long run will have no effect. A quote from Mark Twain:

      ”…If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.

      The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”

      • MB30SD

        The jew. Hee hee

        Loves me some twain. If you haven’t, I highly recommend following the equator. A lesser known work, but amazing as usual.

        • i just finished Pudd’nhead Wilson. Pretty fantastic stuff.

          • MB30SD

            he was a brilliant writer… and thinker. One of my favorites. Just love his style. Such an amazing storyteller.

            You into Ernie at all Ev?

          • Ernie who?

          • MB30SD

            hemi maings… earnest fucking hemingway. SMMFHAT!!!

            btw, my son’s middle name is Ernest… partly for hemingway, but mostly that was my grampa’s name. Worked out. (although the name itself is horrible)

          • Hemingway once gave a box of grenades to Picasso. The story goes that Hemingway wanted to meet Picasso, but Picasso thought Hemingway a poser (which is ironic) and avoided Hemingway. So Hemingway left him a box of grenades. Symbolic, or did he want Picasso to blow himself up?

            Don’t know why that always fascinated so much.

          • MB30SD

            he was a bad ass mo fo maings. A real man in the time of real men.

            Read islands in the stream and snows of kilimanjaro. both beautiful stories in their own right.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            He blew his own brains out in the end ! Transference.

          • oh. ernest. i’m sorry, i didn’t know you two were on such familiar terms with each other. i’ve read a few of his pieces, but i’m not really on the up-and-up with him.

            are you a london man? i went on a big jack binge last year – once i discovered i could get the bulk of his work for free via Amazon Kindle because it’s now in public domain. that man could tell a story. in the same vein – i just finished my second jules verne book. first it was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and then it was Journey to the Center of the Earth. The man’s descriptive imagery gives boners.

          • Cormonster

            Jack London is my favorite short story writer. His novels are great too. It’s amazing how much he did in just 35 or 36 years. Did you read 2 thousand stiffs?

          • haven’t read Two Thousand Stiffs. i’ve pretty much just plowed through his entire collection of free stuff in the kindle store. once that title shows up, i’ll check it out =]

          • Cormonster

            It’s a funny short story about 2,000 hobos crossing the country.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            How about little Mary Wollstonecraft? Frankenstein. 19. Respect.

          • tobijohn

            He died young too – 40. London, that is…

          • MB30SD

            Yeah, I’m a big ernie fan. That’s how I would have lived my life in simpler times. Hunting, fishing, drinking like fish, womanizing, drinking, did I mention hunting and fishing?

            All that Jazz except, you know, the part in the end.

            Yeah, I’m down with Jack, but not in my top favs. Also verne is good, just wasn’t ever into the whole fantasy monster type dealio. I have a place in my heart for stories about wild africa obviously.

            If you want a couple fucking doosies, check out:

            * Rob Raurk’s Uhuru. It’s a very chilling tale of 1950’s kenya when the kikuya tribe basically revolted against their white bosses: http://www.amazon.com/Uhuru-Robert-Ruark/dp/1568490259

            * Wilbur Smith’s eye of the tiger (more junk fiction action but fun): http://www.wilbursmithbooks.com/books/standalone/the-eye-of-the-tiger

            Who is basically a mixture of hemingway and the US’s Carl Haissen, but in africa.

            I’m actually a huge dickens fan. Love some of the classics maings. Don’t get to read much any more sadly.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Around the world in eighty days is a good one. The Time Machine(Wells) is a good read, too.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Bert and Ernie?

          • tobijohn

            I reread A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court every couple years…

          • love that one. pretty scathing anti-church treatise, but told in a fun twainsian way.

          • tobijohn

            Not aware of that one. Dig it up if you can. He got in a bunch of trouble with the Brits for suggesting that they would be better served if they got rid of the monarchy and instead adopted royal cats. He said cats were much more well mannered and had better personal hygiene as well……

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha… classic twain. Excellent.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Always the winner in any dog-cat argument. Dogs eat their own shit, or yours, not fussy, not cool.

        • tobijohn

          That was the times I thought it was an incredibly powerful statement on his part…

      • Not too belittle the quote or the Jew, but I think religions in general are difficult to extinguish even in the most oppressive circumstances (Soviet Union, Roman purges, etc).

        You can almost insert “Hinduism” (maybe even “China”) etc into this quote and it would work nearly as well, though Hinduism is not as niche, but why blame a “religion/philosophy” for its success, right? .

        Christianity and Islam began as very very minority religions too, but I don’t forsee either vanishing into oblivion any time.

        What I find more fascinating is why certain religions DO go extinct. Like, no one sacrifices goats to Apollo anymore. How did that go away? I know Christianity co-opted a lot of paganism, but you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone no a days praying to Demeter.

        But true, Jews definitely have made in impact for being relatively small a tribe of humanity. Then again, so did zee Germans!

        The bigger question to me: why have the Jews been persecuted so much? Why did everyone at the party pick on the Jew? That’s the million dollar question.

        • MB30SD

          I don’t think the quote refers to extinguishing a religion per se, because as we’ve discussed here many times, being jewish is as much a culture, a nationality almost as it is a religion.

          I believe (again what I personally took from the quote), that Mr. Clemens was referring to jews as a culture… as a way we push (hard) education, success, intelligence and pass down these unbreakable ‘tenants’ generation after generation, thus creating a history of success on the whole.

          That’s my take, and I believe heavily in it’s veracity. Not just because I’m a jew, but because it’s pretty much impossible (as much today as it was during the time of the quote… if not even more so) to deny that on the whole jews have been pretty successful in society.

          I know that totally comes off as I think we’re better than you (the collective you or everyone else but us), and I’m sorry if any of you take it that way, but I’m just going by numbers here – that’s not to say there aren’t many many brilliant non-jews, and many many jewish morons. I believe that the strong family structures and importance placed on intellectual and social success in the vast majority of jewish families (even those that are not practicing) has a big part in that. I don’t personally feel that the religious aspects of judaism have anything whatsoever to do with it. My $.02.

          • tobijohn

            Well, I don’t want to come off as patronizing but I’ve always had a real admiration for the whole thing. That line “He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him.” really resonated with me…

          • No, I agree with his quote in general. Like I said, the Jews for being so relatively small have made a great impact (which is why haters assume a conspiracy).

            I think the Jewish culture has mainly survived because…wait for it…Orthodoxy. When a ppl follow a book to the ‘t’, the way of life tends to be preserved. The Jews also very early on created a system to adapt to contemporary issuses as a community which I think greatly helped with continuity.

            That’s why some Jewish thinkers vehemently protest “assimilation” – If you no longer follow the Book, don’t marry a jew, and don’t teach your kids hebrew…well, not sure how long Judaism will last…Outside of Dehlis and Seinfeld, that is…

          • MB30SD

            yep. I once got this email from my uncle in SA which had some hateful comment by a militant mulla saying that the jews and israel are a scourge and don’t add anything to the world.

            It then went on to do a comparison of the two culture’s additions to the world and it was kinda startling… not for what the muslim world hadn’t done, but how much jews had. It actually kinda shocked me to see some of the things. Anyway, enough prideful posting. I’ll shut up now. Maybe I’ll try to find it, at the very least it was interesting to see. (and yes, I get there was most likely a lot of cherry picking and omission since it was a jewish-friendly email)

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            “….. saying that the jews and israel are a scourge and don’t add anything to the world.”

            So he hasn’t listened to any Music, watched any movies or expressed any interest in science. What a schmuck.

            Nobody can deny the relative success of the Jewish nation. The Arts, Sciences and Banking, all sewn up.

          • MB30SD

            aye lad, but golf… now golf is a true iris… wait, what… we’ll they’re right next to each other rig… well, yeah, but they sound kinda similar to americans… well I know, that but… oh fine.

            Sorry lad.

          • tobijohn

            Well, if this were a sporting event, I’m taking the Jews and the points. In fact, I might even double down and take the over as well…

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha… NB is a perfect example right. Smart, successful, family man, just a good mensch.

            Me, I’m mistaken for a UFC fighter or a skinhead more than a good jewish boy. Sigh.

        • tobijohn

          To your last paragraph, funny you should mention that. After i posted that quote, I made a note to myself to do a little research on antisemitism when i get home tonight. I mean, it’s been going on forever and I don’t get it…

          • MB30SD

            very interested to know what you come up with Tj… and I hesitate to type what I’ve heard from my elders because it makes me sound like a pompous elitist ass when you put it on top of the post below.

            Basically, jews were very successful in a number of powerful industries and controlled much of them, this lead to anger, jealousy, etc… etc…

            That said, I’m sure they (we) took care of our own and did everything we could to perpetuate the power structure, which is going to fuck some people over and piss off a lot of others. Anyway, that’s what I’ve always heard, read, been told.

            Maybe we’re just all a bunch of aholes?

          • I was going to post a long anecdote on it because I remember I once met a Jew at a party who was going on about how Jews are the greatest race ever. She specifically said that the GERMAN JEW was the greatest of all jews.

            It was a very odd experience. I told my Jewish friend about this woman, my Jewish friend who even though he grew up in Florida, volunteered for the Israeli Military and became a sniper.

            He just shook his head and told me, “Jews like that…that’s why we’ve been persecuted for so long.” I think that’s only part of it though. When a community doesn’t assimilate, it makes the “host nation” very uncomfortable. Like, “who do they think they are?”

          • MB30SD

            Agree. I usually don’t ever talk about being jewish and all this shit unless asked or I’m talking to other jews, because it does sound shitty. Even typing those two posts made me feel like an asshole. But I feel pretty comfortable with you guys after 4+ years I guess. And the regs know what kind of dude I am underneath it all anyway.

            Is the shoe fits though I guess. Right dave?

          • It’s hard talking about Jewishness, Judaism on the interwebs without sounding like a Nazis or a Zionist in general. I mean, if if a Palestinian Bear fan gets on here, he’ll have a WHOLE lot of things to say. Side note, I once dated a Palestinian. HOT. Just don’t bring up the Tribe lol

          • MB30SD

            Dude, I am totally attracted to middle eastern girls. I mean some look too ME, but others I am all about.

            Yeah, there was a guy who used to join games in MW3 with shady and I with the handle Hezbolla and had some other antisemitic shit on his profile. We got on and in my best The Dictator accent just fucked with him the whole game relentlessly. He was on our team but every time I saw him I shot him and stabbed him and tried to troll him. He was a damn good player though.

          • Some of those handles are fucking hilarious. I just make up outlandish handles like “ewokcum” or “analbleach” so the screen will read, “ewokcum has killed BadAzz” or “Analbleach has killed WolfStalker”.

            Though I only play StarWarsBattleFront2 for now, and a few other nerdy games.

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        Alien DNA. That’s all I’ve got.

  • gpldan

    Jeff Twits:

    Critics are NEVER ahead of the people. People are OFTEN ahead of the critics.

    If Critics are never ahead of people, then people are ALWAYS ahead of critics, unless you explicitly introduce the 3rd option.

    You can tell I’ve been helping my 5th grader with grammar homework.

    • MB30SD

      thank you sir may I have another….

      • gpldan

        • MB30SD

          “Hellloooooooooooo”

          One of my favorite movie scenes of all time (that movie alone has about 20 that get regular use within our group)

    • It also implies that critics aren’t people…which might be true.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      (Irish hears the perfect logic and pulls his face off the beer-soaked Blog bar. Only the bottom third of Jeff’s leg is visible below one of the tables. Passed out. MB is trying to light the wrong end of a cigarette and is so drunk he doesn’t realize that he doesn’t smoke. GP’s tautology filters into his world and just about manages to clap his hands.)

  • MB30SD

    Oh, this is great fodder in dry times. Data is vacationing in the land of the tan and the felony (sorry tj), and NB is on religious sabbatical (holding it up for the rest of us, lesser jews), but $ is around.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Recipe-for-success.html

    Ready…………………………. and…. Discuss.

    • johnnywad

      My head hurts after reading that. In summary . . . . . If you’re good, you’re good. Lots of ways to be good, but holding on to shitty players (retention cuts both ways, (I’m looking at you Lovie) is not the answer.
      Bottom line looks to be, you have to get good players any way you can and you better be good at looking in all the nooks and crannies of the league.
      Starts, experience, draft status, all matter but only to an extent. Jeff used to like to say that Webb Nation had two years as a starter in the league. Thereby, he was valuable. That’s just wrong. If you suck, you suck. Even if you look the part.

      Did I get it right?

      • MB30SD

        That’s what I took from it Johnny. If you suck you will continue to do so (browns), if you’re bad ass, you’ll continue to do so (pats).

        I think it takes a very good GM/HCoach combo to pull it off for long periods. Also, having guys like joe cool, young, brady, manning definitely make the job easier. But what the fuck do I know?

        • johnnywad

          More than most MB. More than most. But it might not be fair with you being Jewish and all……

          • MB30SD

            oh stop it.

            I’d like to thank the academy… and jesus (the original jewish gangstah)…

          • johnnywad

            I just couldn’t resist

          • gpldan

            I figured you’d go Brando and reject the academy in it’s face. in it’s FACE.

          • MB30SD

            fuck the academy GP, fuck ’em right in their greedy faces

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            “its” please … The Barbarian is reading …..

  • MB30SD

    If the 9ers cut Aldon Smith, do you pick him up for ‘cheap’ (not saying this is possible, but it’s my question damn it) and tell briggsy, peanut, and timmy to help the kid find his way?

    (my thought… holy fucking yes)

    • He might be suspended for at least 6 games, but yeah, you pick him up for dirt cheap with little guarantee. But really, Aldon’s going to have to go to a situation where he has a “mentor” (Mullett Man battled with Alcoholism, so that actually might work).

      At this point, I think Aldon has to worry about more than his football career. I know we all tend to fuck around and label such athletes “idiots”, but very smart men have been brought down by the bottle…and poon.

      • MB30SD

        Agree. he’s at a crossroads and genetics will def have a big part in which road he ultimately chooses. Some people just can’t crawl out of the bottle (or syringe or whatever). Sucks and I hope he makes it cause he’s a talented dude.

        Yes, I hope to one day die of an overdose of poon. I’m diligently working on it as we speak.

        • gpldan

          Trim poisoning?

          • MB30SD

            I shall do my best sir.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Snatch gargling?

      • tobijohn

        Who was that Lions WR that lost it a while back? Can’t recall his name now. Now that wass mental illness…

        • MB30SD

          Titus young.

          Dude was arrested in San Clemente (45 minutes north of SD) the same night I was there on a date with a chick (I hadn’t been there in 10-15 years). Weird co-inky-dynk

          • San Clemente is beautiful. Fuck, a lot of those coastal cities in Cali are paradise. Now you got me longing MB, thanks.

          • MB30SD

            yeah man. LOVE San Clem, Newport, Laguna. ALL of those places are the shit. Love going up there too. Lot of my type up there too… as you know.

            I need a break maings and I don’t have my kids at all this weekend for the first time in almost 2 years. Might take a trip up there for a beer or two if I can get a buddy to join me. Game?

          • I would love to, but this weekend I gots shits going on. But let me know next time you’re free, or I’ll let you know when I’m free, and we’ll chill. It was nice up there. The train went right by the beach, and I’ve never taken the train.

    • el_caney

      I would be agree if Ollin still be in the roster. he could kick Smith´s ass as soon as that moron opens his mounth.

      • Big Mike

        now playing Olin Kreutz… Kyle Long. If not this year. He will.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      People “battling” alcoholism, are people “getting their ass kicked” by alcoholism. They’re not battling, at all, in fact. They’re just giving in. Daily.

      Good luck to him, but no.

  • MB30SD

    in case you didn’t already know this, rob gronk is a fucking MEAThead: http://larrybrownsports.com/football/heres-rob-gronkowski-double-fisting-giant-steak-chops/226127

  • Oh, and in case you’re wondering about my new handle, it’s from Risk: Factions, a PS3 game you can download for like $9.99. We brought up Risk, and I missed playing it, so I did a little research and found you can download the game for cheap. So, if any of you want to play some Risk online, holla. Here’s the Generalissmo himself:

    http://youtu.be/ut6msbYeRiQ

    Here’s a pretty funny review on the game. Basically, you can play Risk “classic” and the new Risk.

    http://youtu.be/-Tl-1tTSW_E

  • gpldan
    • Cormonster

      I’d draft him, but I’m a homer. Montee Ball had a decent rookie season, but most Wisconsin backs have been busts in the pros. One exception was Alan “The Horse” Ameche, a good Italian boy from Kenosha.

      • AlbertInTucson

        “The Horse scored the winning TD in over time foir the Colts to beat the Giants in 1958.

        Died young.

        • Cormonster

          I read a biography of Johnny Unitas in grade school, and that game was described in detail. Raymond Berry was also a main figure. Those guys were some of my old heroes as a little kid.

          Little side note. In college I was cutting greens at Blackhawk CC in Madison very early one weekend morning. It was probably 5:30 or 6:00. This old guy was walking really fast across the golf course, and I waved at him. My boss picked him up a minute or two later and gave him a lift.

          After work, I found out it was “Crazy Legs” Hirsch. There was a 50th reunion party the night before for the Badger football team. He had celebrated a little too long and late the night before, so he was going to pick up his car and try to sneak home without his wife finding out.

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          Could anyone who who adjudges the age of fifty five to be “young” please raise their right hand and place their left hand on the Bible ….

  • gpldan

    Fun Fact of the Day:

    John Goodman lost out to Joe Piscapo as a SNL player.

    • Cormonster

      Good. Otherwise he never may have played Walter Sobchak.

      • MB30SD

        or the cyclops

  • Trac

    My atheist mom sent me this because she enjoyed it so much. Yes, even the Irish can sing. He he.

    http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=861539

    • Cormonster

      I seen that the other day. He did a great job. It’s amazing how many covers of that song are out there.

    • MB30SD

      Interesting. Why is that how you associate with her? Why that label instead of my loving mother or XYZ mother? Just curious.

      Btw nice voice… oh, and the bride was kinda hot.

      Also, why am I expecting gunmen with balaclavas to bust in and start shooting at any second. Fucking hollywood.

      • Trac

        Actually I don’t. It’s just that being an atheist she still enjoyed that. I don’t love her any more or less because of it. When she sent it to me it did come with a disclaimer. Lol. Also I wanted to stress that I wasn’t trying to evangelize. I kinda knew that would be taken wrong. Shoulda said my loving mom who happens to be an atheist I guess.

        • MB30SD

          hahahaha… I was just curious. There was zero judgement trac. I thought maybe you guys might have had a falling out and frankly, I was probably just being nosey.

          Thanks, Murph… please forward on as you see fit my maings. thanks trac.

      • Trac

        She also sent me an amazing slide show from one of her old SA photographer friends. Absolutely beautiful black and white stills of landscapes and wild life. I’ll send it to Murph and he can relay it to you if you want.

    • CanadaBear

      Wow! Great pipes.

  • gpldan
    • MB30SD

      looks beautiful, and so nice of them to offer one that’s entry-level at only $100k!!! Now every man can own an AM.

      AM aren’t really my style in general. My brother loves them. It is a nice car though.

      • tobijohn

        I know the lines are dated but for about $10K (Stage II heads, 383 stroker kit, long tube headers, a little larger throttle body, Brembo brakes, coilovers and a few other odds and ends) and assuming I did the work myself, I could make my 1996 Corvette LT4 (which is probably worth no more than $15K) run with that thing. Right now stock, if I knew how to shift and stage the f’n thing, I could do 0-60pm in 4.9 seconds and the 1/4 mile in the high twelves. the stuff I mentioned would get the 0-60 time under 4 and the 1/4 in the mid 11s. You’d never get your money out of it but it would be a hell of a sleeper. One of these days…

      • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

        AMs and Jags. Dog’s bollocks.

        • MB30SD

          eeeeeaaasy there tiger.

  • gpldan

    He will change the name from the Bills to the Trumps, because after all – he’s a bigger Buffalo anyway.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/bills/2014/04/15/donald-trump-buffalo-ownership/7736031/

    • AlbertInTucson

      Can you imagine the other 31 owners letting Trump in their club?

      I can’t.

      • CanadaBear

        Exactly. Talk about someone you can’t trust. He would hold the city of Buffalo hostage for every handout, tax break, etc. Then he would take all those breaks and shop them around to every other city until he fleeced some unsuspecting city out of the gold in their teeth. What a lousy piece of trash.

        • MB30SD

          Hey canada, I’m not the spelling nazi on the board, but I did want to point out that you spelled “shit” wrong.

          • Trac

            Also, do any city’s really still have any gold?

          • MB30SD

            (NO IRISH!)

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            Too late …. just too late ….. he teed it up for me … the bat was already in my hand ….. just …. too late.

          • MB30SD

            you saw me typing. I posted mine before yours. Cheater.

          • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

            The Fed have it all Trac, holding it as collateral on that loan

        • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

          No one who back-combs their hair – thinking that we DON’T KNOW what he’s doing … should ever be trusted.

      • Trump already owns a team. Just goes by Jerry Jones.

  • Random Bears trivia (no googling).

    What was the highest Bears’ draft pick post-85 Bears?
    Bonus points: who was the player drafted?
    Get a life points: who was the GM who drafted him?
    Need to get laid points: what did Mel Kiper think of him?

    • i’m gonna guess curtis enis at #4. pretty sure that was pre-jerry, but i don’t know for sure without googling. kiper was a huge fan of the pick. he didn’t use the words “the next walter payton,” but he was thinking them.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Another dollop of disappointment.

        • Guest

          Penn State running backs in the first round, odds on fans to bust.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Wasn’t ALWAYS thus. Franco Harris, Lydell Mitchell and Curt Warner did pretty good and Kijana Carter suffered an horrifc knee injury in pre-season before he had a chance to show his stuff and was never the same runner after surgery.

        • DaMurph

          Penn State running backs in the first round are odds on favorites to bust. I hated that pick when it happened.

          • Trac

            Yep. Gotta be the biggest draft bust in recent memory.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Bigger than Cedrunk Benson?

          • Trac

            Benson at least had talent. Ennis hurt more because our team was really bad when we drafted him.

          • Michael Haynes? Anybody?

          • Trac

            I’d have to say the expectations on Ennis were higher.

          • AlbertInTucson

            As i recall, he held out all camp which set him back from the get-go.

        • Bender McLugh

          Didn’t Enis get hurt and was useless after? Or am I remembering with rose colored brains…..

      • Can anyone dig up any Kiper/Enis footage. I’m currently searching right now but so far nada.

    • Cormonster

      I’m gonna guess Curtis Enis with the 4th pick.

      • Cormonster

        Doh! I didn’t see evantonio’s reply.

        • gpldan

          Enis also had a wicked set of braces.

          Never draft a guy with braces. Of any kind.

  • MB30SD

    sometimes I wish I was still in HS, because I would TOTALLY get this for my date: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJdUSxFbJbw

  • MB30SD

    wow, this is an interesting mock draft – they baiscally assumed QBs would tumble. First one I’ve seen that goes like this: http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2014/4/15/5610004/2014-nfl-mock-draft-darqueze-dennard-cleveland-browns#ooid=R5dDMwbTqM4ojswOey6T26MU01WR-i1Z

    Donald @ 5?!?!? Common maings.

    • el_caney

      You could laught ha-ha yet…

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      I guarantee you that’s where some MOFO will draft him! No way Donald leaves the top ten.

  • MB30SD

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    . @SowaTheArrogant I wish the draft happened in private, one month after the season and NFL just released list of draftees.

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    I start writing about the draft in earnest the Monday of draft week. Just don’t think it requires more than three day’s attention.

    WTF is wrong with you people?!?! How you can’t be excited about the draft simply boggles my mind. Like not being excited about opening your presents on your birthday growing up. Oh, just tell you what mom and dad, I don’t need a party or anything… and don’t wrap my presents and give them to me at once at the aforementioned party… how about you buy me stuff and then just put them randomly around the house the week or two following my birthday, that’ll be fine.

    It’s honestly just fucking ridiculous. You two bozacs are just being fucking contrarian… and obtuse…. and patronizing.. and you’re both vexing me greatly.

    • Shady

      I don’t get it either. Analyzing and drafting college talent is absolutely crucial towards building Championships, while analyzing a schedule before the start of the season could possibly be one of the biggest exercises in football futility. But if you want to give it a shot for $100,000, go nuts:

      http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2014/04/rams_schedule_contest_the_team_should_hand_over_135_trillion_to_anyone_who.html

      • MB30SD

        jeff LOVES the schedule. who gives a rat’s stinky little asshole until late august… but the draft. Big stuff maings.

        It’s all about restoring the foundation of our coming dynasty my bitches.

        • gpldan

          “Remember us.” As simple an order as a king can give. “Remember why we died.” For he did not wish tribute, nor song, nor monuments nor poems of war and valor. His wish was simple. “Remember us,” he said to me. That was his hope, should any free soul come across that place, in all the countless centuries yet to be. May all our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones, “Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie.”

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      I thought it was kind of funny actually. It’s literally his job to know every fucker in this draft. Although we jabber on so much about the draft, we know we don’t need to read endless reams on it. Let’s just have it happen and then count it down.

      • MB30SD

        ah but getting there is half the fun, no?

        • MB30SD

          pssssssttt… btw, see my spoiler up there about your man tuit?

          yep, THE word is used for him too… not just clowney. yikes!

  • Trac

    MB, I sent Murph the slideshow.

    • MB30SD

      thanks trac. preciate that sir

  • Trac

    Hey Jeff, this thread ain’t the Mona Lisa by a long shot. You got anything else?

  • MB30SD
    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      Mark Eckel of NJ.com

      No arguing with that guy’s credentials!

      Let’s see how solidly this guy forms his argument :

      (ah, un-named source, excellent)

      An NFC scouting director told Mark Eckel of NJ.com
      that he would ”just say no” to Tuitt, calling the Fighting Irish
      product “lazy” and “an underachiever.” An AFC personnel executive,
      according to Eckel, said “there were games where he [Tuitt] just didn’t
      do anything” at Notre Dame.

      > Coming back off a hernia op could easily be mistaken for a less than diligent “scouting director”

      This is where the guy turns into a jelly-brain:

      In a 4-3 defense, however, Tuitt might be best described as a “tweener.”
      He’s a better inside rusher than he is around the edge, but he isn’t as
      strong or powerful as an NFL defensive tackle should be.

      Tweener? Not strong enough to be a tackle? SMH.

  • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/front-office-playbook/0ap2000000341631/Inside-the-Chicago-Bears-draft-room

    I’m feeling they go something like :

    Rd 1 : Gilbert / Pryor /Ha-Ha (in that order)
    Rd 2: Will Sutton
    Rd 3 Ka’deem Carey/Terrence West

    As I’m on the single-seater Michael Ford fan club boat, we need some help.

    Still love to see the trade back. Another lottery ticket in the hand.

    • MB30SD

      almost. You have the order a little off in rd 1. Should be:

      Dix/Gilbert/Pryor

      And no trade backs… we’ll be picking late next year. Take the big pick when you have it for the first time in many years.

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    Ooh. Ebron. Ooooh. Oh he’s nice.
    (imagines an offense with the Beastly brothers outside and Ebron inside, Forte in the backfield. Panties moisten)
    Interesting.

    • MB30SD

      TE in rd 1 or 2 next year

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    3rd round – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1961847-terrance-west-scouting-report-nfl-outlook-for-towson-rb

    DB in the first. Tackle in the second. This guy in the third. Could be our Joe Morris. We’ve got run blockers now. Let’s get crazy.

    • gpldan

      I believe that mock that MB just posted. The one where all the QBs fall.

      Taylor Lewan is better than Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson. Or any other OL taken last year. If he was in last year’s draft, he was #1.

      And I look at Bortles, and I am just not seeing Brett Farve Pt Deux. Bridgewater does not say RG3, and even if he did, would you take RG3 over Lewan, knowing what you know about the kid now?

      Khali Mack is less likely to be Dion Jordan than JOHNNY FOOTBALL is to be Christian Ponder.

      So I see the whole three QBs in the top dozen picks to be a smokescreen. As is the story about Clowney being a shiftless drifter in a NFL player’s body made by that anonymous NFL exec. Step up and say it out loud or fuck off.

      • MB30SD

        so what’s your 1, 2, 3 GP?

        I’m sticking by (final answer):

        1 – Dix
        2 – Best DT available
        3 – Best corner available
        4 – Best C/IMLB
        5 – Best C/IMLB/QB
        6 – Best two of what we didn’t take in the last two rounds

    • Problem is, HB West will get drafted in the 2nd Irish. He might be the first HB drafted.

      Our first 3 rounds should yield some quality starters.
      IF we can somehow snatch Donald in the first, then we’ll see a run on QBs, OGs, WRs, HBs, in the 2nd and 3rd, positions we don’t desperately need, which means all those other positions we do need will fall to us.

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    GP – where would you see us playing Dee Ford? Inside or Outside LB?

    I like.

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    Damn though, we draft Pryor and the run defense is FIXED.

    • Irish Sweetness 4 StephTuitt

      Or a contre-thrust, s’il vouis plait …..

      Rd.1. Donald
      Rd. 2. Sutton
      Rd. 3. Highest safety on our board.
      Rd. 4. Terrance West.

      Baldinger said Donald was very good at getting off blocks, and he wouldn’t get cut off in the run game. I might get sold on this guy.

  • Big Mike

    and the debate rages… limps on. Heard a rumor the schedule will be out 4/22. That ought to fill some time. I used to dread the draft when Glitchy ran the show. I love Emery’s plan. Methodical in free agency, good not great record in the draft. Even though we won’t know for a while, I think he might just crush this years’ draft. One of those where you end up with 4-5 starters in year 2. Plus I think Bostic and Greene are going to take big steps forward.

    • MB30SD

      good positive post mike. I really hope so on all of it. At least it wouldn’t shock me.

      • Big Mike

        I’m a strong believer that teams go through cycles. The Bears, largely because of Emery have managed to have them selves positioned on the upswing, without having been truly terrible. They are solid on offense for a few years (key is Forte) + health, and are rebuilding the defense. I don’t think anyone even Packers, Lions and Vikings fans would argue that the Bears are going to be better than they were last year. We’ve faced the biggest issues (get an oline) and rebuild, instead of patching and hoping for one more year from the 2006 defense. There is a 3 year window to win a Superbowl in front of us. I also believe very strongly that a team has to be in the playoffs at least 2 years in a row to win the Superbowl. Something about running the gauntlet. I can’t remember the last time a team that had not been in the playoffs the prior year won the SB. Anybody?

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    • MB30SD

      he won’t be there for us @ 14. Dix maybe, donald no.

    • Ain’t gonna lie. Got a bit of a chub.

      I completely agree with Casserel. DT/S/CB/LB in that order.
      If this so called “no qb in the first” collusion goes down (and that’s exactly what it would be, collusion), then no way Donald at 14.

      But if 3-4 get snatched, Donald a real possibility. Bucs, Vikings, Lions (they’re letting Fairley play out his rookie contract, which means they’re not entirely sold on him), Gmen and Rams@13 (Fisher loves D) are the most likely suspects.

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    Mark McCarron? Never heard of him, he was in the film room with Mooch. I’ve never seen the guy play, but after listening to him for a couple minutes , he may die in a closet due to self-strangulation, with an X-box, playstation and Wii in his living room. Rex Grossman’s emotionally and socially retarded cousin. Not in the eleventeeth round. Not if he played for free for life. I won’t post the link.

    Derek Carr would be interesting in the fourth. Could that happen? He sounds like a baller.
    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-draft/0ap2000000341662/The-confident-Carr?continuous=true
    He looks a bit fragile, like a corner or a slot receiver?

    • I wonder if the Titans at 11 would draft Carr. Locker hasn’t exactly been all they expected of him.

    • haha just saw the McCarron Mooch interview. How DEE HELL does that dude get such a hot chick? Fuck, the universe truly is unjust.

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