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Around the League Tweets – March 5th 2014!

| March 5th, 2014

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The Around the League Tweets, DaBearsBlog’s claim to very little fame on Twitter, will be a feature on DBB each Wednesday moving forward as a way to tie the week together. You don’t like that? Too bad.

Around the League Tweets: Pre-Free Agency Edition! 1 of 10. The weekly feature returns from now through the NFL Draft! How excited are you?

2 of 10. Anything more transparently agent-driven than @AdamSchefter proposing GB give up two 1s for Jimmy Graham? Trying to create market.

3 of 10. Jim Harbaugh might end up having a little Larry Brown in him. Brilliant sports mind/coach who can’t handle one place for too long.

4 of 10. Say this every year but if every member of NFLPA hates idea of being franchise tagged, why didn’t they collectively bargain em out?

5 of 10. So now NFL will ask their refs to jump into piles of angry, juiced up players & make sure they don’t say bad things to each other?

6 of 10. Kenny Britt has Bill Belichick’s two favorite traits: checkered past & went to Rutgers – the Harvard of Piscataway, New Jersey.

7 of 10. Isn’t recent success of QBs on their rookie deals (two straight Super Bowls) a validation of the old system of rookie contracts?

8 of 10. Can’t think of anything I care less about than “wasting time” w/ extra pts. This really bothers people? Doesn’t everybody else pee?

9 of 10. You want real rule change? Stop making pass interference a spot foul! Dont allow bomb it down field & hope for PI approach to work.

10 of 10. Which franchise will be first to take QB in first round every year to avoid having to ever play that lucrative second contract?

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  • Trac

    #9 Is rubbish and not well thought out Jeff. We’ll just blame that one on the pitfalls of “twitter”. He he.

    • DaBearsBlog

      You know that rule already exists and works quite well in college football, right?

      • Bobby Douglass

        15 yards and automatic first down for #9 would be alright with me.

        • Irish Sweetness

          There has to be some other reparation made for a defender tackling/assaulting a receiver ninety yards downfield. I’d suggest the 15 yards plus player ejection from the game (like in soccer). Perhaps a maximum of a 25 yard penalty for indiscretions over 40 yards.

          • Bobby Douglass

            Point taken. How about a yellow card for a first offense?

          • MB30SD

            there’s no crying in football

          • Bobby Douglass

            How about flopping? Can they flop? ::hearty chuckle::

          • MB30SD

            that comes under the same definition me things.

            Nothing that happens in soccer can be done in football (and I’m a soccer fan)

          • Irish Sweetness

            Oh yes there is ….

          • MB30SD

            ok ok, you got me.

          • CanadaBear

            You asked in the last blog entry about Charles Martin getting ejected. My memory is a little fuzzy but what I remember he got ejected but it took a minute or two before the refs turfed him. I’m quite certain he got kicked out of the game for his own safety.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Mine is fuzzier! Thought it was just a 15 yarder he got … yeah, I guess our O-line would have a new number on their towels after that ….

      • Trac

        Your idea will change how every pass play over 15 yards is defended against, not just Hail Marys. No grasshopper, you must channel your inner self from the beginning.

        • DaBearsBlog

          What are you, insane? You think people are going to start intentionally giving the opponent first downs and fifteen yards now? Let me let you in a secret: they play football on Saturday with these rules. That’s never taken place.

          • Trac

            You have a vere elitist perspective on this subject. He he. I’d go for implementing both rules and allowing the official to enforce whichever penalty is appropriate. If the receiver had no chance of catching the ball regardless, then yes by all means, impose the 15 yarder, but if it is questionable then impose the point of contact as the spot of the ball. See Jeff, there is always a reasonable middle ground. This is a classic example of critical thinking, yes?

          • Irish Sweetness

            If a player knows he can be ejected for some flagrant P.I – and not just penalized with downs and yards, he’ll think twice about it. But not if it’s just fifteen.

          • SC Dave

            ESPECIALLY if he cannot be replaced on the field and the defense or offense has to play with ten guys (unlike soccer, I would only apply the man penalty to the “”phase” – offense, defense, or specials that committed the foul).

          • Irish Sweetness

            Ooh, nasty, although probably unworkable. In soccer, sometimes ten men can outplay eleven because of heart, but in pigskin, you could simple overwhelm at the point of attack. Losing a Peanut or a Revis for the game is punishment enough, so few teams have any quality in reserve.

          • gpldan

            You have a very elitist perspective on this subject.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Why not? It already happens in soccer. The striker breaks through past the last man in defense. The beaten defender – knowing he can’t now get in front of the guy with the ball – just blatantly chops him down rather than let him have a free shot on goal. if it’s inside the box, it’s a penalty, but the defender knows the goalie has a better chance of saving a peno.

            Likewise in the NFL if there was such a rule change. Ball is snapped on the Bears’ 10 yard line, Brandon Marshall beats his man and goes down the sideline. Cutty puts up a rainbow. Cortland Finnegan realizes he’s beaten, and just dives at Marshall’s ankles on the Titan’s 30 yard line BEFORE Marshall catches the sure thing. The Titans are well happy with an intentional/flagrant 15 yards and an automatic first down rather than giving up the score. He’d be getting high fives on the sideline when he got back, “Nice save man!”

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Ought to take out some of the excitement from a Hail Mary. If a WR even gets a finger tip on the ball, yank his facemask, hit his nuts, whatever.

            Sure, they’ll have another shot from the 30 or something, but what are the chances of two successful hail marys?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Can someone riddle me this? As of now …

            Receiver beats the DB, catches ball, but DB pulls him down by the receivers’ dangly dreadlocks…

            Does this constitute a horse-collar tackle, or is it fair game?

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Fair game. According to the NFL, it’s no different than pulling on his jersey. I saw Troy Polamula once get yanked down after an int by his mane. No call. Yanking someone down by his wang isn’t illegal either, per se. Just ask Vernon Davis.

            http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000291690/article/vernon-davis-proposes-rule-change-after-painful-tackle

            You can cut your hair and should wear a cup. Buyer beware.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahaha… sorry $, I didn’t see yours before I posted. Babins vid is another good one.

            Davis got tackled by, what I imagine is, his huuumongus bulbous peeeenis. Hilarious.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I ALWAYS wore a fucking cup. The team always thought it was funny as hell to yell “CUP CHECK!” and punch your nuts.

            Hell, if it was socially acceptable, I would have worn one outside of sports. Some young entrepreneur needs to work on that, the “social jock strap” or “evening cup” if you will. Get on it, young bucks!

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            The bigger they are, the harder they fall?

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s what I thought, but i’ve never seen it.

            So, following on …. Receiver is running downfield, ball is in the air … and the DB yanks him down by the hair before he makes the catch. If hair is irrelevant, he hasn’t touched a jersey and he hasn’t touched the player … just his hair.

            Sounds like an obvious call? But which one? Unnecessary roughness? And if tackling by hair is legal, then that could result in a very bad injury one day. You’re running in one direction, then all of a sudden you’re stopped in mid-air and slammed to the ground back-of-the-head first.

          • MB30SD

            fair game. Oh, you want… proof? Oh… ok……. fuckface:

          • Irish Sweetness

            Dude, were they EXTENSIONS ? Who was the RB? Shaneeqwa Thomas?

          • MB30SD

            I believe that was a racist comment. Fuckin’ mick.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’m in the right place !

          • IBNO

            Fair game.

            Damn, beaten to the answer. I don’t like when replies don’t nest.

          • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

            it’s allowed weirdly enough. You can break a guys leg in half by leaving your feet and pulling the ballcarrier over your body (the mechanism of a horsecollar) as long as you don’t grab the inside of the shoulder pads???
            That’s how fucking smart the rules committee is. Let’s not keep indulging them ok?

          • SC Dave

            Except in soccer, they can hand a red card. THAT would be an interesting change in the NFL. Flagrant personal foul and your team plays with ten men the rest of the game.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        College also stops the clock after 1st downs and only requires one foot to be in for a reception. They “work” too, but not sure it makes for a better product.

        Making PI 15 yard penalty might help to balance out all the offensive advantages as of late though.

        I really would like to see HOW PI is called fixed before changing the rule. It seems like the most subjective/arbitrary game changing penalty (besides ‘unnecessary roughness, roughing the passer, defenseless receiver/personal foul types), which might be why someone would prefer a 15 yarder so as to minimize the damage by phantom/ticky-tack PI fouls.

        Still, I prefer the NFL spot foul version. I’m not anti-change either because I thought the two-point conversion adopted from college was long over due, and I like that the competition committee is at least pondering alternatives to the extra point which is usually when I go pee now…that, or kickoffs.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Anyway, the reason for logging in. Just saw The Counselor. The Ridley Scott movie, not a professional to deal with my Tall White obsessions.

    What a fucking script. I remember GPL saying it was dark and cynical. Definitely.

    It also contained 2 great movie deaths, both involving wire, one of which I had always intended on introducing to the screen if I ever got the chance ( I think I mentioned it on here once without mentioning the details of said death). Anyway, McCarthy got there first – hats off, sir – but I’ll never know if he thought of it first. Now I know how my old man felt when he saw his idea for 3-level chess done on screen in the original Star Trek.

    I digress.

    What a fucking script.

    1. Actresses should just age naturally. Bullock looks like a botoxed skeleton in Gravity, but she picked up 70 Mill on the backside so what do I know. Cameron Diaz looks like the Green Goblin is this movie … and is one very bad bitch. Catfish on glass. Check it.

    2. I imagine that is totally how a single Brad Pitt checks into hotels.

    3. But the script. Holy shit. the script. It takes a novel writer – a pretty good one – to write scripts like that. Five star cooking my friends. Beethoven of movies.

    The Cartel boss’ monologue to Fassbender shitting himself on the end of a phone begging for a way out. Poetry. Dropping gems that would be worthy of Coppola’s Godfather :

    “It is not for me to tell you what you should have done or not done. The world in which you seek to undo the mistakes that you make, is different from the world where the mistakes were made. You are now at the crossing, and you want to choose, but there is no choosing, there’s only accepting, the choosing was done a long time ago ……….. are you there, Counselor ?”

    4. I’d still slam Rosie Perez. There’s just something very very dirty about that lady. What was that Jeff Bridges movie she was in, ‘Fearless’ (?) – I thought it was her grief that made her vulnerable, and made you want to slam it. nah, it’s just Rosie that makes you want to slam it.

    Fuck ’12 years a slave’ … painting by numbers … go watch a mofo movie. Enjoy.

    • gpldan

      I propose the Counselor become the official movie of DBB.

      I want to start a Youtube meme where I show people doing stupid shit and then cut to Reuben Blades monologue about accepting your fate.

      We can start with Mike McQueary.

      • gpldan

        I defy any mere mortal film to have dialogue like this:

        “You don’t own a cheetah. Silva died. She had a congenital heart condition. Which we knew. Raoul is alive and well in Arizona. He rules over a domain of a thousand hectares and he has a special rock where he can take the sum and watch for quarry. That’s all. Dogs bring people together. Cats don’t. Still, I miss him.”

        “There is no rule of exchange here, you see. Grief transcends every value. A man would give whole nations to lift it from his heart. And yet with it you can buy nothing.”

        And perhaps the most spit-up-your drink funny line modern cinematic history:

        “It was like one of those catfish things. One of those bottom feeders you see going up the side of the aquarium. Sucking its way up the glass. It was just…Hallucinatory. You see a thing like that, it changes you.”

        • Irish Sweetness

          It made me think of Cameron Diaz’ vagina in the light of another Ridley Scott movie involving a facehugger.

          (GP’s Film Buff trivia: The cats were named Raoul and Silva. Raoul Silva was Bardem’s Bond Villain name)

          (Dana Carvey doing Johnny Carson)

          I did not know that.

          ….
          Also enjoyed seeing John Leguizamo in The Mystery Barrel scene.

          • MB30SD

            I don’t get john Leguizamo. How the fuck does that midget have a hollywood career?!

            http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9cq62cCCB1qaonh9o1_500.jpg

          • George Hernandez

            You take that back!!!

          • MB30SD

            oh fucking stop it. Just cause he’s puerto rican.

            Guy has zero talent. smfh.

          • George Hernandez

            Look he gets annoying at times, but to say he has zero talent is a little ridiculous, my Irish wife thinks he’s pretty funny. Look he’s not in the class of LB, Carlin, Eddie, etc. But there is a spot for him in comedy, he’s better than Tyler Perry!

            PS-Super Mario Brothers did suck gopher balls.

          • Irish Sweetness

            See his one man show ? – I know you’d appreciate it more than most George – he deos a lot of impressions of his family.

          • George Hernandez

            Seen them all; Mambo Mouf, Spic O Rama, Freak, Sexaholix. Reminds me of growing up in Humboldt Park, which is why I think I have more of an appreciation of JL.

          • CanadaBear

            He was awesome in the movie Spun. Meth heads on parade with Mickey Rourke as the Cook.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Zero talent? Come on! Carlito’s way? Empire? Uh …. Ice Age 2?

          • MB30SD

            ok, fiiiiine. I do like sid.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Leguizamo’s talented, but can get VERY fucking annoying. He played a very creepy clown though in “Spawn” and his EARLY stand-up was decent. “Freak” had its moment. Irish might appreciate this.

            http://youtu.be/La6SZO1LXb8

          • Irish Sweetness

            The Irish gave us … whiskey … cops … and Scotty from Star Trek ?

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s Benny Blanco mang!! Benny Blanco from the Bronx!!
            Love me some Leguizamo.

            His one man show is very self-indulgent though. I wasn’t able to sit through the whole thing.

            Random Seagal pisstake by Rob Schneider on Stern. Great story :

  • Irish Sweetness

    #2 Anything more transparently agent-driven than @AdamSchefter proposing GB give up two 1s for Jimmy Graham? Trying to create market.

    – Nope, just Schefter trying to create column inches. 2 firsts for a TE? SMH. Bump and bracket him. The invisible man.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      I have a different opinion about Graham after this season. He was shut down by decent teams like the Pats and the Hawks. When you talk shit like he did vs the Hawks, then get shut the fuck down, more bark than bite.

      Or maybe the Saints actually need to get a real WR like Bmarsh so that defense won’t use two players to mug Graham at the LOS.

      Either way, 2 firsts for a TE…outlandish.

      • Irish Sweetness

        (looks all proud ‘n shit)

        What did we pay for him again ?

        (grins over at Lambeau)

        Two thirds, esse ? ………… DÍAS FELICES HERMANO, NON?

        • George Hernandez

          Orale guey!

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahaha…. the fucking traditional spelling.

            piiiinche gabachos!

  • Shady

    What, nothing on the Bears not offering your boy Devin Hester new paper? That decision confirms what MB’s been saying for the past 2 years. He’s done bro.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      He gone….and not to the endzone.

      • Irish Sweetness

        MWAH!

        And literally gone, who’d sign him ? For what?

        Neon’s got to be liking this.

    • MB30SD

      “That decision confirms what MB’s been saying for the past 2 years.’

      Thank you sir.

      Next up: Phil is going to get us a real free safety after 10 years of abject turribleness. And he’s going to make that shit happen in the next month. Bang! Bang!

      On Deck: CD busts at his second position and HeGone!!!

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        You must have just read the book “The Secret”. Keep refraining that Emery will get a real safety, like a mantra…pray to the patron Saint of Football…Papa Bear.

        And CD will become a starter! (probably not with the Bears though, cuz I trust Tucker about as much as I trust a midget in a dunk contest).

        • MB30SD

          I have read it. And I think it just makes too much sense… for the right price.

          Man, why you down on midgets all the time? us height-challenged peeps have feelings too. (5’9″ is average height right? RIGHT?!)

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Better be, cuz I’m 5’9…in the pants.

            Boom. No, but really, I am 5’9, but somehow thought I would become an NBA star, so I focused on that more than football in HS. In my defense, I could dunk, just on oli oops (couldn’t palm the ball on flight). I found out…I was no Allen Iverson…I should have just stuck to baseball, or tried out that wacky soccer sport I heard about, the one all the high school kids you never even knew attended the same school played.

          • MB30SD

            5’9″ george clooney look-a-like. got it.

            You should make the trip down one weekend next season. we’ll party it up in PB at the 710 beach club: http://www.710bc.com/chicago-bears

            “Show up early, because seats disappear quicker than Devin Hester on a kick return.”

            Oh, HeGone alright! BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            haha…poor Devin. What is up with Bear legends inevitably pissing off their fans? Briggs, Lach, Sayers. Ditka didn’t exactly part with the Bears on good terms either initially.

            Fo sure. We’ll hang.

            And I don’t look like Clooney, but from the Oceans 11 crew, I would resemble him more than say Bernie Mac or that asian dude.

            I probably look closer to Wolverine. As a matter of fact, I dressed as Wolverine on one or two Halloweens.

          • MB30SD

            oh. ok. so like this: http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/h/hugh-jackman-calls-wolverine-recasting-inevitable-157862-a-1393944517-470-75.jpg

            uh huh. Oh, btw… homie is 6’2″

            lastly, I watched the JL stand up clip you posted for irish… painful to watch. Dude is the embodiment of annoying. turrible.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            It is a little dated. Very ‘ethnic stereotyped’ based stand-up, which is soooo 80s’90s.

            Then again, Chappelle was all about that too.

            I prefer George Carlin, Lewis Black type comedy. Just disillusioned bitter old men one out burst away from a cardiac arrest.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Here’s Black on G daba-U and your peeps book.

            http://youtu.be/LGrlWOhtj3g

          • MB30SD

            Love lewis black. hilarious.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            “You never see a Rabbi on TV interpreting the New Testament, do you!?” haha classic.

          • MB30SD

            watch him while you can… which is to say, while his heart hasn’t exploded yet.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Yeah, you can almost see his hair turning gray and his heart about to just explode on stage when he’s talking about how fucked up society is.

          • IBNO

            Funny thing is the guy considers himself an actor and not a comedian. He’s not telling jokes, he’s playing a part. I think he doesn’t get all that worked up on the inside.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I loved Steven Wright.

            “My uncle looked weird .. he had artificial legs … but real feet.”

            “When I was a child we had a sandbox in the back yard… It was filled with quicksand… I was an only child… eventually.”

            “I spilled spot remover on my dog …. and now he’s gone”

            “I took a lie detector test …. no I didn’t.”

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’ve just realised how white I am. I love Bill Hicks, Louis CK, Bill Burr. The only black comedian I like is Chris Rock, a little bit of Wayans, but there are so many racist black comedians that I can’t listen to their shit. It’s acceptable to rag on white people if you’re black, but not black people if you’re white. I never got the Pryor love either.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I think it says more about the fans.

            Couldn’t beleive the alck of feeling for Lac. Dude was a BEar legend. LEGEND. And we lowballed him with an insulting offer … fans go piranha on his ass.

            Hester will walk. We’ll be like “whatever….”.

          • MB30SD

            DUDE!!! you can’t really be crazy can you my maings? I keep thinking it’s just an act for the blog.

            Then you say shit like, ‘we lowballed brian urlacher’ and go, wait… I think he’s actually batshit monkeypoo crazy.

            Irish, no one else would offer him a thin fucking dime to play anything!!!! $2M was a legacy gift to a guy who couldn’t run 10 yards any more. He was olin 2.0 and he deserved every single bit of fan reaction. he’s toxic.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Guaranteed we don’t have the worst Bears defense EVER if he was in there this year. Couldn’t have been much worse. They should have just cut him rather than offer him 2 Mill. What starting middle linebacker plays for 2 mill?

          • MB30SD

            Bullshit. Nothing could have improved that d except better injury luck.

            oh, and one who can’t actually play anymore

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’m 6’0 but I used to want to be 5’9. I wanted Bruce Dickinson’s legs back when I was a skinny rocker.

            I want Allen Saul Iverson as my screen-writing pen-name. Is Iverson in any way Jewish? Or would it have to be Allen Saul Finkelstein? Help me out ehre .. what’s kosher goes with Allen Saul …?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Thomas Mapother Cruise IV is 5’7.
            Stallone is 5’9. Jet Li is 5’6 … feel better ?

          • MB30SD

            not really, but thanks anyway.

            How fucking tall are you… cheeky bastard? (never mind, I just looked down)

            and remember, my mental picture of you is this: http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/109082/stephen-merchant-dancing-o.gif

          • Irish Sweetness

            Not bad. Not bad.

  • George Hernandez

    PI needs to be called on the Seattle DB’s more next season, EVERY time they do it. They came out and said “FU officials, call PI on us everytime and slow the game down” and you know what the officials didn’t do, call PI! Since every single former coach/player analyst says that “The National Football League is a copycat league” (my favorite cliche next to “This is a man’s game”) teams are just gonna start committing PI on every play until officials call it on every play. If one team gets called for PI everytime they do it, it’ll be gone after the first series.

    • MB30SD

      common maings. that’s just silly. You don’t think there is bad, blatant holding on EVERY. SINGLE. PLAY. in the nfl? There very much is.

      It’s part of the game. All you can do is try to be balanced about it.

      Oh, and there’s OPI, pushing off, grabbing, pulling, etc… every single play. And our two trees are the wors… I mean, best at it.

      • George Hernandez

        I agree but all that other stuff you talked about is unspoken, those douches were talking about it blatantly and that’s the part i don’t like…come on I was just giving maximum effort,

        “He’s a maximum effort guy”
        -Former NFL Player

        • MB30SD

          uhhhh, yeah.

          well, at least you gave it 110%

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Maybe Irish’s red-card idea aint as bat-shit crazy as it first appears. Much like his Tall Whites, the idea makes sense on the 2nd go, or after a few shots….

      • Irish Sweetness

        You could replace the player though, ten men ain’t fair.

        Interesting jumping off point for TWs
        http://exopolitics.blogspot.com/2011/02/tall-white-ets.html

        And I came across a name my friend Prof. Yuri told me about – Azhazhaa a colleague of his – I think he expected me to go away and research it for myself rather than for him to repeat things.

        .. and I’d forgotten the spelling so I couldn’t search for it, until I came across it today ….

        Otto Binder:

        Another man who was a former NASA employee, Otto Binder, would come forward with information regarding radio ham operators who had their own VHF receiving equipment that
        enabled them to hear the actual live uncensored audio feed from NASA to the astronauts and vice versa. Parts of these communications were made public. Later, these tapes would be lost. Here is an excerpt:

        NASA: What’s there? Mission Control calling Apollo 11…

        Apollo (Armstrong): These “Babies” are huge, Sir! Enormous! OH MY GOD! You wouldn’t believe it! I’m telling you there are other spacecraft out there, lined up on the far side of the crater edge! They’re on the Moon watching us!

        Maurice Chatelain:

        The former chief of NASA Communications Systems, Maurice Chatelain, would also go public with information regarding the Apollo 11 story. In 1979, he would confirm that Armstrong indeed had made the aforementioned communication regarding UFOs on or in a crater. Chatelain stated:

        “The encounter was common knowledge in NASA,” he revealed, “but nobody has talked about it until now.”

        Dr. Vladimir Azhazha:

        Two well respected Russians, one a physicist and the other a scientist, would also come forward with their statements confirming the Apollo 11 encounter. Dr. Vladimir Azhazha, a physicist and Professor of Mathematics at Moscow University made the following statement:

        Astronauts Watched on Moon:

        “According to our information, the encounter was reported immediately after the landing of the module. Neil Armstrong relayed the message to Mission Control that two large, mysterious objects were watching them after having landed near the moon module. But his message was never heard by the public-because NASA censored it.”

        Aldrin Took Movie of UFOs:

        Soviet scientist, Dr. Aleksandr Kazantsev, stated that Buzz Aldrin took color movie film of the UFOs from inside the module, and continued filming them after he and Armstrong went outside. Dr. Azhazha claims that the UFOs departed minutes after the astronauts set foot on the lunar surface.

        NASA Transmissions Blocked:

        Chatelain would also confirm that Apollo 11 transmissions were deliberately muted on more than one occasion, therefore keeping the secret information from the public. Chatelain’s claims must be viewed with high credibility considering his professional background. He was an electronics engineer with Convair-his specialty being telecommunications. He was also head of an electromagnetic research group which developed systems for Ryan.

        Chatelain Built Apollo Communications System:

        While employed at North American Aviation, he designed and built the Apollo communications and data processing systems. He would eventually own eleven patents. He also made the shocking statement that “all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed, both at a distance and sometimes also quite closely, by space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin-flying saucers, or UFOs, if you want to call them by that name. Every time it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who then ordered absolute silence.”

        [From : http://ufos.about.com/od/nasaufos/p/ufosmoon3.htm?p=1%5D

        • Irish Sweetness

          Dammit Butch. You drag me into this shit. I see what you did there.

          BTW – I debunked the STS-75 ‘tether incident’ today. They try and claim you’re looking at a 12 mile long tether, which would make it a ‘rope’ almost a mile thick. It is what it looks like, a piece of metal in a jar of water, over the soundtrack of the STS-75 astronaut talking. BS. It was my first impression, and my last.

  • AlbertInTucson

    On the drive in today I heard Dan Patrick and Mike Florio HEARTILY endorsing the concept of 2 #1s for Jimmy Graham.

    I pass.

    • George Hernandez

      Also considering that you have to pay him Brandon Marshall money in addition to giving up 2 #1’s. Nah, I’m good.

      • Johnathan Wood

        that’s just it. Draft picks are some of the most important currency in the NFL because it locks in cheap talent for 4 years.

        So you’re giving up two cheap long-term contracts that should both (theoretically) be good players to acquire an expensive veteran who will take up about 7% of your salary cap.

        Even if the veteran is really good, that’s not worth it. To put it in perspective: two first round picks at about $2M a year + $6M a year is what you’re giving up there (assuming Graham gets a $10M a year contract).

        So would you rather have Martellus Bennett + 2 1st round picks + another $1M a year to spend on a competent depth guy like Zach Bowman… or Jimmy Graham? Easy choice.

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          If we had Angelo still at the helm, I would have no issues with giving away two first round picks, just not for a TE.

          Those picks were flushed down the toilet anyways, might as well over pay.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Was Cutty worth two firsts? Time will tell.

        • MB30SD

          every time you post now, I just hear this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSHytxvDDqU

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Have you seen “American Psycho”? I know you have. I swear to god Patrick Bateman used Data as a model.

          • MB30SD

            confession… I’ve only seen a couple scenes. I need to watch the whole thing.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Duuuudee…I assumed you based your lifestyle on that movie, without the mass murders, of course. You would love that movie.

          • gpldan

            I can’t believe Bryce prefers Van Patten’s card to mine…

          • MB30SD

            yep, that’s one of the scenes I’ve seen

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I thought MB did Patrick Bateman’s morning routine. Just insert a Body Ventura double.

            http://youtu.be/-tUvZLDvAcQ

            Actually, MB is probably MORE anal about his diet than Patrick Bateman. Try to stuff any kittens into ATMs latey, MB?

          • MB30SD

            pour homme… hommie.

            Nah, I’m def not OCD… or a psycho/sociopath for that matter.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Bale .. .playing himself?

          • MB30SD

            I’m gonna check it.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’ve never seen it, any good, guys?

          • Irish Sweetness

            (raises eyebrow)

            Fascinating.

  • George Hernandez

    I don’t know which one I like less, Al Pacino playing a Latino or Andy Garcia playing an Italian?

    • gpldan

      • MB30SD

        a line of bluejeans (maings)… with my name written on the back of chick’s asses.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Tranquilo … tranquilo ….

      • MB30SD

        Dude, where in thee fuck does the Spanish come from

  • MB30SD
    • George Hernandez

      My oldest is 3, if he ever tries to sue me for an XBOX or an iPhone, I’m giving him up for adoption!

      • MB30SD
        • George Hernandez

          Me: Son, your mother and I decided you need to leave home, you’re 38.
          Boy: Dad, I made about $200k last year doing what I love.
          Me: You made how much?!? Doing what?
          Boy: Gigoloing, lonely old women pay me $3000 for an overnight visit.
          Me: (Single tear) I always knew you’d make something of yourself! Now lets talk about all that back rent you owe me.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Buff Fagwell more like … NTTAWWT.

      • Irish Sweetness

        My twins are 3. When they ask me for phones next year I’ll be like “No way, angelitas, papi ain’t buyin’ you no phones til your ass is FIVE! Entiendes?”

  • Johnathan Wood

    and Podlesh is officially gone. WOOHOO!!!

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      knew you were an anti-Semite. Tsk Tsk.
      But seriously, he sucked moose wang. 7th round punters now on the draft radar…

      • MB30SD

        Ah HA! I always knew data was a secret nazi! That cold calculating stare.

        it’s alveyz… ze geeermahns.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Now now MB … if it wasn’t for the Nazis, you wouldn’t have been able to bring them over and put them in charge of your rocket program so your shadow government could get up there to the moon and see the alien bases for themselves. Tsk tsk.

          • MB30SD

            Jesus irish.

      • Johnathan Wood

        they have no 7th round picks right now, but 2 6ths. Could spend one on a P.
        Otherwise have 2 under contract right now who will duke it out in camp (if they don’t draft somebody).

        Tress Way (who lost to Podlesh in camp last year) and Drew Butler (son of Bulldog)

    • Irish Sweetness

      DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
      Agreed. RT @AdamHoge: A reminder as cuts start to happen: If you actively cheer someone losing their job, you’re a bad person.

      WOOHOOOOO!!!
      Bad to the bone … b-b-b-b-b-b-bad to the bone!

      • Johnathan Wood

        I’m not gonna feel bad for the guy. He got almost $5M from Chicago for the last 3 years. That’s more money than I’ll likely make my entire career.

        • MB30SD

          I was also going to make the real life work connection.

          If there’s a dude on your team who’s constantly making you miss project deadlines and making your entire work group look like shit to the boss… you’re glad when the fuck gets shitcanned.

  • MB30SD

    come to us jarius… cooooooome tooooo uuuuuuus: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10549940/jairus-byrd-open-return-buffalo-bills-no-hard-feelings

    Also, siefert is such a massive douche: http://espn.go.com/chicago/

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Byrd REJECTED 30M over 3 years? NO THANKS. As I said in my article…Byrd is NOT the word.

      However, I do respect Byrd’s money grab. As they say in Seinfeld, he’s got hand, and he’s using it.

      Just look at what’s happening to Ware, and what will happen to Pepp and other vets asked to take a pay-cut or restructure. Players are finally realizing that they’ll never see the end or even the 4rth year of a contract, so they want as much up front in the first three years as possible.

      Market correction, ying-yang, those who control the means of production vs means of production…

      • MB30SD

        I might reject $10M a year to live and play in that shithole. (well, probably not, but)

        COOOOMMMEEEE TOOOO USSSSSS JAAAARIUUUUSSSSS!

        • Irish Sweetness

          I don’t reckon we’re about to pay him what he wants, but surely we can afford Mr. Ward ???

  • IBNO

    #8 If people really want to make the extra point “meaningful” or “harder” or remove it from the game because it’s neither of the above, there is a ridiculously simple solution:

    do what they do in rugby.

    For those of you who aren’t aware, the point-after in rugby is attempted from a position related to where the ball is grounded after a score. So, if a WR lands in the back corner, or a RB/QB scramble gets just inside the pylon at the front corner, the PAT would be snapped from the 3 yard line, just inside the sideline.

    This would make the kick significantly harder, encourage more 2-point attempts, and bring a lot more variability into the game, without getting rid of kicks or the PAT entirely.

    • SC Dave

      Wow… I *like* that idea.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Oh, I like. Sneaking it in near the sideline makes it harder to make the conversion. But there’d be no snap, just a spot-kick, right?

  • IBNO

    Holy shit. I am Josh McCown’s slightly older twin. I haven’t seen him with a helmet off before this:

    http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-photos-josh-mccown-at-home-20140301/

    I wonder if I could have some of his money?

    • MB30SD

      Whoa… bummer. Sorry man.

      BAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

      BTW, where in thee fuck have you been to back me up lately?! I keep having to throw out that we need a franchise FS and we should be willing to pay for one… and that finding a new SS isn’t as important if we sure up the DL and our LBs stay healthy. And then there’s irish who wants to make steltz our FS and get ward for SS. SMFH.

      Help me out maings.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I literally don’t give a fuck who plays FS (as long as it’s not Conte or Anthony Walters).
        I want only four things now. The first three rounds drafted as discussed … and I have seen the light, and it’s called Jimmie Ward.

        • MB30SD

          So who plays the MUCH more important FS spot?

    • johnnywad

      I thought you were an old black dude.

    • Irish Sweetness

      His kids look totally Irish. Freckly, big-toothed and ugly as sin. Then it hits me .. .McCown = McCowan. Irish-Americans always ending up spelling their names wrong.

      Dude, really? You never saw him on the sidelines? Cutty would always be ribbing him, until he got a chance to start and showed he was a better QB.

      There’s the bait. Somebody run with it.

  • MB30SD
    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      that was bound to happen when shitty fighters in over their heads are in the ring with real killers and shitty refs that don’t know how to stop a fight when a guy is obviously incapacitated or on the verge of taking multiple elbows or knees to the head. That guy was a “pro” with an 0-2 record losing both bouts by TKO which means he got his fucking ass kicks 2 previous times and the promotion was hard up for anyone that actually looked like a fighter.

      • MB30SD

        yep. saw that.

  • MB30SD
    • CanadaBear

      That’s why on sports highlight shows up here they always show stuff like this and then say he went back out on the ice “because he’s a hockey player”.

      I know a lot of guys here don’t give a shit about hockey but it truly is “the fastest sport”. Not including all the motor sports, of course. I would highly recommend going to a NHL game if you can get good seats. Can’t see shit in the nosebleeds but up close it’s awesome. Even living in the States I was a huge hockey fan. Went to Chicago Stadium a bunch of times when they weren’t great. Saw the great Tony O in net at my first game!

  • gpldan

    More seats.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-emanuel-looking-at-soldier-field-expansion-20140304,0,5714922.story

    More seats, more taxes. More more more – Richie couldn’t score the Olympics, gotta get the Super Bowl.

  • MB30SD
    • Irish Sweetness

      Bottle-blonde, but yes I would. And she’d like it.

  • MB30SD

    GP, yonny… this is starting to look more and more like a fucking Borne plot: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/head-online-currency-exchange-found-dead-singapore-n45101

    • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

      damn

    • gpldan

      Seems like people covering their tracks, doesn’t it?

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        28 and funneled like 500M and worthy of international assassination?

        I’m slacking.

        • johnnywad

          But alive. So you’ve got that going for you.

      • MB30SD

        crazy man. When i was in europe for 7 months just traveling, I kept my eyes open and noticed some shady people maing. I was pretty jacked so never got fucked with, but dodgy people all over that joint man.

        • Irish Sweetness

          MWAHHHHHHH! YOU COME FROM AMERICA !!!! MWAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

          (Falls off chair from laughing and urinates self)

          • MB30SD

            Oh save it… The dodgy people here are different. That wasn’t coming from a naive American pov… I’ve been traveling in Europe since I was 10.

            I mean it’s s… never mind. Bloody tosser.

    • SC Dave

      The Federal Reserve at work.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Virtual currencies.

      SMH.

      Fools and their money ….
      By the way, if anyone employs an ‘investment analyst’ … nah … never mind … go for it.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Oh look, there’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. videos too. For people who like watching a marble go around an empty biscuit tin. He says he cooks a good brisket. Gee. I wish he’d sign his name on a piece of paper for me. That would be really something.

        • MB30SD

          I soooo don’t get nascar, but it’s a spot on analogy for that brand of America culture.

  • Trac

    TOT but did any of you see that story about a HS student suing her parents? There’s gotta be something more to that story. Smh.

    • MB30SD

      look down.

      Ridiculous. man the entitlement going on these days is beyond belief man.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        If you raise your kid, and he sues you, that’s almost poetic justice for doing such a shitty parenting job, isn’t it?

        • MB30SD

          I guess… but kids these days… amiright?

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)
          • Irish Sweetness

            Rightbackatcha.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I like George, but he’s not funny. His stuff is smart and spot-on, but it’s didactic. It’s almost like canned laughter he gets. Like Lenny Bruce. Ranting without the laughs.

        • Cormonster

          That’s the direct result of Godless left – wing humanities teachers filling kids heads with the entitlement culture.

          • MB30SD

            common maings… that comes from both side.

            Our culture as a whole is going more into the shitter.

          • Trac

            When a child comes of age they choose which way they are going to go. It happens in good homes and it happens in bad homes. Personally, I think the chum seeking shark scum Lawyer that took that case should file for unemployment. What a disgrace.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Absolutely. It’s a-political. And the entitlement is bred nowhere deeper than inside females. They are trained from day one to work towards The Big Ticket. Get that ring on your finger and one day you’ll get the house, the kids and half his shit forever while he sleeps at his mom’s paying for it all.

          • MB30SD

            This. I could tell you about my brother and his soon to be ex, but NB would scold me.

            I will say it’s text book gold digging. She pulled it off perfectly. She’s an evil fuck.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Maybe it needs to go into the shitter man. Look at what modern America is built on. The blood of 500 nations. I prefer their culture to this one. Their culture was related to nature, this one isn’t. It’s based on consumption and profit for the five percenters. That sucks, any way you dice it up.

          • Trac

            Not sure you can blame anyone but the kid and maybe the parents if there’s more to the picture here. Even in today’s worthless society, what she did is about as low as you can go.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Here’s the question. The “greatest generation” fathered the hippies, right? So if you want to blame it all the hippies, guess who raised them?

            Now, the hippies who later became yuppies fathered the 80s babies. Now, if you want to blame the 80s babies for society, so be it, but the 80s babies were raised under 8 years of Reagan and yuppies.

            You grew up in 90s, are we blaming 90s parents yet? hmmm…

            I think shitty parenting and/or sucky children crosses all party lines, ideologies, spectrums, etc. It seems to be pretty universal.

            I’ve seen bad parenting from every side. From those listening to Rush Limbaugh, bitching about Clinton while I’m banging their daughter upstairs, to those listening to NPR bitching about GW, while I’m banging their daughter in a potrapotti at a Coachella concert.

            Circle of life, Zimba…

          • Cormonster

            I was just messing around with that comment, knowing your an Ingrish teacher.

            I just read the article. Like Trac said, hard to know what the whole story is.

          • Irish Sweetness

            You an Ingrish teacher, Butch, reery?. Me too. Computer scientist who ran away from the rat race … to another rat race … to teach Ingrish … for peanuts … what a monkey.

          • Irish Sweetness

            The hippies were cool. The best music. The best drugs. Invented the computer industry and made software cool. No nukes. World peace. Love everybody and let’s fuck.

            What’s wrong with that?

            The brainwashed sheep-like me-me-me entitlement workaholic politically correct generation that uses programmed-epithets like “conspiracy theorists are…” sucks. they represent the victory of Big Brother over the free.

            (steps down off soap-box)

          • Irish Sweetness

            Cue gay Elton John song ….

          • CanadaBear

            Think we’ll need more info to narrow down the list!

          • Trac

            The most brilliant policy Clinton ever came up with was the “don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy for the military when it came to sexual orientation.

  • johnnywad

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/03/05/hoges-nfl-draft-notebook-the-crazy-story-of-a-healthy-player-failing-an-nfl-combine-physical/

    Anybody watch this kid play? Good measurables and size/speed ratio.

    Something’s up here. Goddamn Packers are up to no good. Mysterious doctor holds him out of the combine for a phantom injury? I smell a rat. A cheesedick swingin’ rat.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      A cheesedick swingin’ rat

      That’s about right. Those numbers are worth checking out his tape. 6’0 200, 4.4, 42 inch vertical. Played both safety and CB. If he’s even half way decent, he won’t last past the 3rd.

    • Cormonster

      I watch every Wisconsin game (alumni). Late round pick sounds right. He had some major mental lapses in big games at the wrong times, but played a lot better this year.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dezmen? It sounds like penile connective tissue. Dezmen?

      “I know what I’ll call my child …”

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)
    • gpldan

      Blow in her face and she’ll follow you anywhere.

      Wow. Subtle.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        I fancy the “The Chef does everything but cook – that’s what wives are for!” That’s so insulting on so many levels. Basically, the one thing women should best men at (since they’ve been doing it since time immemorial), they don’t. Just let me rub some jabenero on that wound there…

      • Irish Sweetness

        Mwah!

        I love the fact that the feminist movement was funded by the Rockefellers so that they could tax men AND women. Women think they liberated themselves. I love that.

    • MB30SD

      sad what we’ve become, eh?

      Hee hee

  • SC Dave
    • johnnywad

      Saw that. Phil’s not playing games. He’s getting his shit together in methodical fashion. I like it

    • Johnathan Wood

      Wonder what the financials are. Hopefully not much money, but I kinda doubt it if he’s already signing. Everything so far has been small.

    • Cormonster

      The article said 10 Bears have agreed to contracts. I can recall Cutler, Gould, Ratliff, Garza, Hayden, maybe Fiamatta. Anyone know who else has signed or have a link?

      • Johnathan Wood

        Cutler, Gould, Jennings, Slauson, Ratliff, Fiammetta, Hayden, Garza.

        That’s 8. The other 2 will come to me…

        The TE… Rosario. That’s 9.

        • Cormonster

          Can’t believe I forgot Jennings and Slausen.

          • Johnathan Wood

            Boggs is 10. There you have it

          • Cormonster

            Thanks man. Boggs is a little light, but the Bears must really like him. He did stand out in preseason last year.

          • Johnathan Wood

            no guaranteed $$, so he’ll have to earn a roster spot in camp.

            I still would love to see them grab Gabe Ikard from Oklahoma if he’s still there in round 6.

          • Irish Sweetness

            If they signed Boggs, then maybe they’re not drafting a center …. oh crap.

          • Johnathan Wood

            don’t be so sure on that, Irish. Boggs is on a one-year minimum contract with no guaranteed money. Just like Hayden.

            Both those guys give them options if they don’t draft a guy (or the guy they draft gets hurt early in camp) without locking them in to roster spots or really using up much cap space (both have a cap hit of around $500k, when a minimum contract is about $420k).

            Basically it’s a move to help maintain flexibility so they are free to look for quality in the draft rather than being locked in to absolutely needing certain positions.

      • Irish Sweetness

        http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000331132/article/jeremiah-ratliff-resigns-with-chicago-bears

        Bye bye Henry Melton. Sign Nate Collins, J Ward, draft DE + DT and let’s get this shit on the road.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Melton be gone.

      • NewBearInTown

        Biggs says not necessarily and I agree.
        Melton is a 3 tech, Ratliffe is more of a nose tackle. Plus, we’ve not got two nose tackles (Ratliffe and Paea) and that’s in on the tackle roster. We need more bodies at DT.
        Its all about money at this point.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    I heart Emery. He’s signing all the peeps I wanted signed, and more importantly, releasing those (I’m looking at you Podlesh) that need to be released.

    I’m already mentally preparing myself for Peanut’s release, so I can show a stiff upper-lip on that sad day. Hopefully, who Emery brings in will soften the blow.

  • MB30SD

    Quick blog poll…

    George Lopez. Funny or not funny?

    (And the toucan from the cartoon movie Rio doesn’t count… He was cute in that)

    • George Hernandez

      Funny, more hits than misses. He does do ethnic stereotype comedy though. Would he be as funny if he wasn’t Mexican? Kinda in the same boat as JL.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Talking about where society’s at. Louis CK on some show. NOTH. Fuck capitalism indeed.

    • NewBearInTown

      Does nothing for me.

  • MB30SD

    Excellent read. .. I suggest everyone on the blog check it out… so nb, $, and data don’t have to keep explaining things to us laymen: http://mmqb.si.com/2014/03/05/nfl-free-agency-risks/?mobile=no

    • gpldan

      He called Golden Tate nothing more than a role player, a glorified Eric Decker.

      I would mark Tate above Decker.

  • gpldan

    I dunno he just doesn’t seem Hendrix enough to me. And without the real music, it’s gonna suck.

    Hopefully, Julius will be ready to take the role once they get a real biopic up and going.

    • CanadaBear

      Not sure why they couldn’t get rights for the music. Hendrix’s daughter has control of it (Experience Hendrix) and everything I’ve read, she’s doing a good job. Maybe she has a different biopic in mind.

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