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Bears at Falcons Game Preview Addendum: A Note on the Possibility Stopping Julio Jones

| October 10th, 2014

julio jones

A NOTE ON STOPPING JULIO JONES

This is what I wrote in yesterday’s game preview:

Do the Bears have any hope of stopping Julio Jones? The answer is unequivocally no. The Falcons line up  Jones everywhere and run him on as creative an array of routes as you’ll see designed for a premier wide receiver. He’ll run a go from one side, a slant from the other and a shallow cross from the slot on three consecutive plays. Will the Bears deploy Kyle Fuller on Jones for the entirety of the game? Doubtful. Jones is too good to isolate in man over the full sixty minutes. I’m having a hard time not envisioning a 10-catch, 140 yard performance.

I’ve thought about this paragraph for a day or so. On the heels of Tim Jennings referring to the defensive approach against Carolina as “vanilla” this is the Sunday for Marc Trestman and Mel Tucker to go Rocky Road…or Rum Raisin…or pick the ice cream flavor of your choice since they are all infinitely less boring than vanilla. How do I mean?

Julio Jones leads the league in catches (40), targets (T-1, 57), yards (552), first downs (28) and plays of 20+ yards (12). This is not a good wide receiver the Bears are facing Sunday. This is, as of this moment, with Calvin Johnson ailing, far and away the best wide receiver in the league.

Can you stop him? Probably not. Can you make his life miserable for sixty minutes and force Matt Ryan to look elsewhere? Absolutely. Remember, I am not an X’s and O’s football writer. There are plenty of people out there to read if that’s what you’re looking for. My belief continues to be football is a sport where coaches put players in positions to make plays and the ones who make them are the ones who are successful. I continue to argue scheme/play-calling is the most overrated aspect of the NFL.

Let me show you, in crude drawings, how I might approach Jones Sunday.

julio jones

I have seen enough McCray. I am not putting him on the post.

The conventional wisdom of double-teaming a receiver would be to put the corner (Fuller) on Jones at the line of scrimmage and protect over the top with the safety (in this case Mundy). I’d go with a different approach. Mundy, whose ball skills have been surprisingly good, can serve a dual role on Jones’ inside shoulder. He can take the comfortable slant pattern away from Matt Ryan but also seamlessly transition to an outside linebacker role should the Falcons hands the ball off.

Fuller has no other responsibility besides Jones.

julio jones

This looks like a regular old cover-2 look, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. The Bears need to use Tim Jennings physicality to derail Julio Jones’ intention. He is not – at that significant size and talent disadvantage – going to put Jones on the ground. But he CAN force Jones in one direction or the other and the free safety can then react to that action by shifting his intention SOLELY to Jones. In either case, Matt Ryan is going to need several seconds of protection to even find a window in which to throw a pass to Jones.

Note on this: I would not have Jennings release Jones. Derail his route, re-direct him…etc. but do not then settle into a space and hope the players behind you find Jones. Bump and run with him. This player warrants a full double team. Not understanding that will lead to peril.

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Do these approaches to Jones beat the Falcons? Absolutely not. But they hamper and slow the most dynamic weapon on the Falcons offense. If the Bears are beaten by a slowed Roddy White, a go route Devin Hester or Steven Jackson on the ground, they can almost sit back and say we didn’t win our one-on-one battles and the better team won. If the Bears are beaten by a wide receiver who is currently dominating the sport, it is inexcusable.

We shall see how Mel Tucker and the defensive coaching staff approach Sunday.

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  • Viva

    The best way to take JJ out of the game, is to plant Matt Ryan on his ass. I am hereby calling for Jared’s First (through 4th) sack(s) of the year now.

    • DaBearsBlog

      I’d take the first.

  • Peanut FTW

    It doesn’t matter what we do in coverage, if Ryan gets the 4 or 5 seconds we have been allowing QBs back there; someone will be open. I don’t care what number is on the jersey of the receiver(s) that eat us alive, for me not having consistent pressure and a few sacks against this team will be inexcusable. Blitz like the Jets if you have to, but we have to create pressure or we lose; it is that simple.

    • MB30SD

      this.

      We just HAVE to get pressure on every QB we face. period. We don’t have the safeties to just beat them cause we’re good.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Agreed – pressure Ryan or lose. There is nothing else.

      • SC Dave

        Or simply out-score them. Funny what has happened to blog opinion about the offense.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          It sure helps out-score them if you can stop them every few possessions. Nothing too extravagant.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

          Like we outscored GB? You really trust Cutler to NOT throw an INT first in a shoot-out, or for our specials to NOT give away a big play?

          I don’t. Got news for the Blog. We ain’t winning many shootouts (see above).

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

      Very true.
      In the 2nd half of the Panthers’ game, Chico let Cam become a drop-back QB because he recognized we couldn’t get any pressure at all.
      Cam carved us up, and he’s not exactly Aaron Rodgers.

  • BillW

    I’m late to the JA discussion as well as Wanny being a Bears “expert” on CSN and the Score. I’m getting sick of these failures trying to make money off the Bears. And yes, that’s what JA (jack-ass) is doing with his self-serving “I’m a flawed human” pathetic speech. People are now asking him for details and his response made it seem like it never occurred to him that he’d be ask to out up or shut up. Just wants his name in the press.

    I got sick when last year he offered negative opinions on Cutler like he was an observer. He gave up the farm for him and now you criticize him?

    And Wanny – why the Score or CSN would hire probably the most hated coach in Bears history is beyond insulting to the fans.

    I don’t know what it says about the team or the fans to have these jokers acting as spokes people. Og yeah, then there is Hub! Wow – you think I’M a whiny old man! That guy is so transparent in his hatred of the Bears it’s disgusting. Seriously – can’t these stations afford people who know what they are talking about?

    • DaBearsBlog

      Not a question of finances. There are just too many eyes on the Bears in a huge market. There is rampant consumption of Bears “stuff” so you’re going to have some terrible people doing the providing of consumable material.

      • BillW

        Yes – certainly. But Angelo is out of football essentially and trying to make himself relavent. And I’m sure Wanny’s agent approached CSN and the Score. That move on both their parts will likely backfire. Where someone like Hub or Rosenbloom etc get page hits and listeners in part because they are irritating, I think most people simply do not want to hear Wanny and really don’t care what he has to say. At least I’d hope so.

        • DaBearsBlog

          Angelo is paid to weekly appear on Chicago radio. He’s not making himself relevant. Chicago media is making him relevant.

          • BillW

            You make it sound like Angelo reluctantly agreed to the request. I suspect his agent had more to do with it. I don’t think the media called him up and spent a lot of time trying to convince him I suspect it was the other way around. But I could be wrong.

          • CanadaBear

            Jeff regarding your tweet about JA working in the NFL. That’s the whole point of this. JA will never work in the NFL again. This is his revenge.

          • MB30SD

            he will never work in the NFL again because:

            1. The bears paid him millions and millions to rape and pillage our org for years. He doe need tha money, he’s doing this cause he’s board (yes, I did that on purpose).

            2. He’s a fucking baboon… and now everyone realizes it.

          • DaBearsBlog

            He was interviewed for Jets GM job in 2013. If Angelo wanted a job in the NFL, he’s get one.

          • MB30SD

            brutal. like that guy at your company you know is a buffoon, but keeps getting bigger gigs simply because he’s a cronie. Angelo is a brutal GM.

          • SC Dave

            Exactly like that, MB. Exactly.

          • MB30SD

            I know so many of these. guess it wouldn’t be so bad if I was one for once dave. Hahaha

          • CanadaBear

            You’d have a hard time looking at yourself in the mirror if you were one of those guys. You have way too much self respect to be one of “those guys”.

          • BillW

            I respectfully disagree. I don’t know the Jets circumstances; I just know he didn’t get the job. And the Bears rebuilding shows he made a mess here and the league knows it. And I think Angelo DID want a job in the NFL. He certainly burned that bridge now.

          • CanadaBear

            Jeff, the Jets interviewed JA due to the McCaskey rule. It’s like the Rooney rule except it applies to morons.

    • CanadaBear

      Totally agree Bill. It would be interesting to know how many listeners tune out when JA’s and Wanny’s shows are on. I never disliked JA personally, just thought he was an incompetent boob. Wanny is another story. I detested that guy the first season he was here. One of those kiss up, kick down, paranoid control freaks that make life miserable for everyone around them. Not to mention a terrible coach.

  • Bears-4-Ever

    In both set ups you have above, If it worked
    the first few series by minimizing Jones production, then I’d just throw to my
    tight end. He’ll be open in the flat all day and almost guaranteed 5-7 yards
    per catch. Double teaming is great on Paper but it always leaves a hole
    somewhere. We have to face the facts of this game…Atlanta will score every
    time they get the ball. This game rides solely on the shoulders of the Offense
    and if they can make this game a shootout….I think if we don’t make mistakes,
    the Offense can win this. Yes, that is a glimmer of hope in my eye, even
    though my gut tells me we’re going to get hammered.

    • DaBearsBlog

      That’s the point of the set up. Make them throw the ball where they DON’T want to throw the ball. Ryan wants to throw the ball to Jones on every play. This was the Belichick/Parcells approach to defense. (1) Identify what you do best. (2) take that away.

      • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

        Exactly. Atlanta’s TE is averaging les than 2 catches and 15 yards per game. He has 19 receptions and 124 yards in his CAREER. Make him become a primary weapon, ATL sure as hell doesn’t want to use him that way.

        • guest

          Antone Smith is averaging 11 YPC and 26 YPR. He’s their secret weapon.

          • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

            he and Hester have a combined 9 plays of 20+ yards and 6 TDs on 33 offensive touches. Big plays waiting to happen.

  • MB30SD

    these are really funny today. I like smart, funny people: http://www.mandatory.com/2014/10/10/this-weeks-20-funniest-tweets/

    • SC Dave

      My favorite was “Can you repeat the question, but like to someone else”

  • BillW

    Maybe I interpret words too literally, but Angelo said “hundreds and hundreds”. You don’t need to be a math major to figure out that is at least 400. Now maybe he meant it as an expression to say “a lot” or “a whole lot”; but he SAID “hundreds and hundreds”.

    OK – so Ditka sounds guilty when he calls him gutless. And yet he’s right – making an accusation like that with NOTHING to back it up IS gutless. We’re all left to wonder who on the Bears beat their wife or girlfriend or kids (or parents?) without it every reaching the press. We’re left to wonder what coaches or team executives are part of this. And maybe the police? And maybe the press? That would seem likely if he’s right.

    Certainly, Angelo figured he is done in the league so this has no professional consequence. He probably is thinking of advancing his post-football career – maybe going to write a book?

    Given his “ability” as GM (“Here’s your franchise QB. Oh wait, he wants a LINE too? And RECEIVERS?”) it would not shock me that it did not occur to him that people would want SOME kind of information beyond his statement. He doesn’t have to name names – but right now his statement is useless except to himself.

    It doesn’t advance the discussion; no one doubts there were other cases. But a statement like his implies potential interference with due process. Perhaps the victim was convinced that if she (or he) pressed charges they’d have to suspend the player and therefore the paychecks stop. Perhaps the press was convinced that if they report it then they will get less access to the team.

    There is a LOT that goes behind this accusation that I truly think Jack Ass is clueless about.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    Wow, this is a really great idea. Very cool. Did I mention I like smart people: http://uncrate.com/stuff/acorns/

    • CanadaBear

      Cool idea but people that can’t save money will just turn around and sell their stocks to buy more worthless crap.

      • MB30SD

        hahaha. probably.

  • MB30SD

    Ok, last one.

    There are a few in there that might make you chuckle: http://www.worldwideinterweb.com/item/5927-the-funniest-custom-jerseys-in-sports-history.html

    #addsomefuckingvalueonceinawhileforchristsake

    • CanadaBear

      I liked the pick 6.

      • MB30SD

        I knew a few a ya debbie downer malcontents would. hahaha ; )

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      Those are great.

      “I cry at night”

      “bratwurst and buns”

      99 problems Aint 1.

      Awesome.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    The thing about JA and his comments…if he had the testicular fortitude to stand behind his comments, I’d say go for it. I -want- to know if the organization I’m putting my hard earned money into is run well and solves personnel issues the right way. But just tossing out “hundreds and hundreds” is cheap. He could be talking about the Bears, the Bills, and whatever other orgs he’s worked for over the years.
    Details matter.

    • MB30SD

      I’d kill for a cookie.

    • GPLDAN

      He’s just taking an opportunity to show a conscience as a gambit to be relevant again.

      Or he’s realized that the NFL ain’t having him back, so he’ll provide a little scorn.

      THat he admits he was a company man and covered up abuse makes his confessions suspect.

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      I wish I knew what you guys were talking about.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      just a sad situation if it’s true. Shows how ruthless the business of football is. Not that we didn’t already know that.

  • CanadaBear

    Did you guys see “The Chief” (Lance Louis) was playing RG for the Colts last night? Tried to watch him for a little bit but that was during the first quarter. There was so much scoring it was hard to tell. It would have been interesting to see how he and Allen would have gotten along if he were still with the Beloved.

    • GPLDAN

      Um…. not very well?

  • CanadaBear

    Are you guys as excited as I am over the SB news? Katy Perry at halftime, wheeee! Oh, wait, she sucks ass. Nevermind.

    • MB30SD

      But she’s got a huge real rack canada.

      • CanadaBear

        She’s just so sickening. She’s pretty long in the tooth to still be putting out teeny bopper pop. I’m glad they’re not bringing back some old warhorse that’s 30 years over the hill but a pop princess? WTF? Maybe she was the only “star” that would pay for the time slot!

  • BillW
  • Jokey

    This makes much more sense than the “they have a year’s worth of tape on us” B.S. http://dabearsbeat.com/2014/10/10/caging-the-bear-how-zone-defense-has-slowed-chicagos-offense/

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      I asked Lorin to write this article after reading from a couple beat writers about how zones were the offenses’ Achilles heal so far this season. They mentioned it, but provided no breakdown. So I asked Lorin to break it down, and I think he did a really good job.
      Seems like getting healthy on the OL and at WRs should alleviate the problem significantly.

      • MB30SD

        Link that shit next time data

        • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

          I don’t want to come on here spamming my stuff all the time. This is Jeff’s site, not mine.

          • CanadaBear

            I get your dilemma JW but Jeff should be happy to have you as a poster. You add a lot to the football side of this forum and that includes your site.

          • MB30SD

            yep.

            you bring good BALANCED views backed up with… wait for it… actual data. You link to outside sources and information, not just your own personal views and nothing else all the time. In a word, you add value. And you seem like good peeps. Post that shit next time.

          • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

            Jeff has never voiced displeasure when I have linked stuff in the past, but I don’t want to push it to the point where he feels like he should (side note: Jeff, if you’re reading this, feel free to let me know here or on Twitter if you ever think I’m posting too much of my stuff on here. I won’t be offended).
            My general rule of thumb is I’ll link stuff from my site if it’s relevant to a conversation I’ve been a part of or seen on here. I hadn’t seen anything directly related to this, so I didn’t link it.

          • MB30SD

            you have our permission from now on. hahaha

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I think Jeff is on record that the forum is its own ecosystem.

          • MB30SD

            mmm, yeeees. quite.

            …stiiiiingray a double sided scooby snack!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I could watch that video all day.

          • MB30SD

            I know. awesome.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Just reciprocate by giving a plug to Da Blog on your site!

          • Trac

            Uh, that would be Chinese math Doc. In America, only the loose chicks give it away for free.

            Uh……..Nevermind.

          • MB30SD

            racist.

          • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

            we do a morning links column that has linked to articles from here.

    • MB30SD

      Good find

    • Trac

      There’s always another factor to consider. Tresty needs to channel his inner bellicheat.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Jokey! How’s tricks?

  • MB30SD

    Btw, does Julio Jones look like a fucking star trek character, or is it just me?

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    You’re forgetting Harry Douglas, who plays about as many snaps as Hester. Their snaps combined add up to basically Julio’s snaps, so I’d assume they basically split the 3rd WR duties. So doesn’t really change your analysis. Assign a CB and a S to Julio and have everybody else in single coverage with 1 extra safety.
    I originally started this comment thinking that I was gonna ask about covering 4 WR sets with Douglas and Hester. Then I looked up the snap counts, and now I feel dumb.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      I couldn’t agree more about the need to be physical with Julio right off the line. Just try to buy as much time as you can for your pass rush to make mincemeat of Atlanta’s horrible line.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Douglas won’t play this weekend.

      • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

        oh, has he been ruled out? I missed that.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          No, but highly doubtful. Hester has been sitting out practice too, but that’s a hammy not a foot injury.

          • DaBearsBlog

            He’s been ruled out.

          • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

            well now I feel like even more of an idiot

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I dunno why – I feel like an idiot for knowing that the #3 & #4 receivers on a team that I could give a shit about are sitting this week.

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    I fear we’re going to see a ton of zone looks from Chicago, which would be a huge mistake here IMO.

  • MB30SD
    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      I was having a fun discussion with some people on Twitter last night: how many picks would you give up for JJ Watt?
      I maxed at 3 1sts. That matches the highest anybody has paid for a player since I can recall. usually reserved for QBs only (biggest in past decade were 3 1sts for rights to draft RG3, 2 1sts and a 3rd for Cutler, and 2 1sts for Sammie Watkins).

      • MB30SD
        • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

          the guy is a freak of nature.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Dude is a fucking BEAST!

          • MB30SD

            how many more years at this level you think? 2 MAYBE 3? It is insane though.

            And he’s a hell of a human.

      • guest

        Ain’t nuthin beats the Herschel Walker trade

  • BillW

    Quick post:
    I hate angelo but it seems likely the USA today reporter did take his comments out of context

    Can’t get Jonathans site at work but it sounds like great stuff

    I’m really not getting mb’s “add value” comments. Such a comment was directed to me once also. I don’t have time for indepth analysis though I have the analytical skills for it. And I don’t surf the Internet to share funny signs or cute kitten videos. . And I’m way too old to drool over pictures of girls with big breasts.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      You can never be too old for that.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I mean, sharing cute kitten videos.

        • GPLDAN

          Hey-oooo

          I went to a hotel, I told the porter, “handle my bag”
          he started feeling up my wife.
          i said “hey, who told you could mess around with my wife?”
          he said “everybody”
          I tell ya, I get no respect, no respect at all.

    • MB30SD

      grroooooaaaaaan.

      exactly (you have zero concept of bringing value).

      And I know I’m doing exactly what you wanted, and goaded me into, and I know some of the guys don’t mind you (can’t fathom this), but fuck it.

      You fucking take the wind out of this blog with every single, long winded, pedantic, similarly depressing, sad, whiny, vaginal post. All you EVER post is your weepy negative emotions… god it’s turrible. You are brutal.

      Add some fucking value beyond what you think about everything… or at least for once stop being such a fucking soul destroying pussy all the time. did I mention you are fucking brutal?

      Get what you wanted bill? SMFH

      • BillW

        Yeah. I got what I expected at least. . An inaccurate description of me that shows you have a wrong impression that you refuse to see past.

        All I EVER post? . Hardly. Certainly not my responses to doc. Were those “vaginal”? There are many others too. I’m not going to look them up.

        But if my comments are unwelcome for some reason while others are valued then I really am missing something. You seem to be the only one so thoroughly disgusted with me. Sometimes people trigger attitudes in others completely unintentionally. Obviously I’ve done that with you. I truly and sincerely apologize for that. I am not being sarcastic. The extent of the hatred that you are displaying toward me seems illogical but I have to respect your reasons whatever they are.

        I am well respected at work (both jobs) . A good husband and father if I say so myself. I come here to vent and converse about a team I’ve always loved. But I never expected this.

        • MB30SD

          If you got what you were looking for then stop fucking whining about it. You come here for you, I come here for me but do my best to entertain the boys as much as possible. I always try to add value.

          Now go find us some cat videos or something.

          • BillW

            I didn’t say I got what I was looking for. Now I see part of the issue. You’re not reading what I am typing. You’re reading based on your preconceived notion of me.

          • MB30SD

            Correct.

            Look bill, I’m sure you’re a swell guy and a good man. I’ll just look the other way. It’s better this way. It’s not you, it’s me.

          • CanadaBear

            Uh-oh. Not that speech. Bill’s been officially dumped!

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha… yes.

          • BillW

            Look. The attacks and insults and vulgarity has gotten WAY too personal for me. My kids may be reading this for all I know. (and if they are – gee, thanks for all the support!) . Anyway it simply isn’t worth it. Like mb said I came here for me. I don’t come here to be insulted.

            (“Oh yeah? Where do you usually go? “)

          • Sactowns#1

            Did you really just bring up “the children”? But what about the kids!!!?? Save it for the local news. Jeesh

          • GPLDAN

            Won’t ANYBODY think of the children???

            Christ, this has become a Sally Field movie.

          • CanadaBear

            Must resist urge to pile on!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Haha, I just caught the “gee -thanks for all the support”!
            Just tell MB to get bent. It will not hurt his feelings, I swear!

          • MB30SD

            *sniff*

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            yeah. Maybe MB is your kid and he’s taking out years of pent up aggression anonymously on da blog.

          • CanadaBear

            Bill, I like you and I’m glad you stuck around. Sometimes the appropriate response doesn’t have to be logical. Sometimes PFO (please fuck off) or FYVM (fuck you very much) works just fine. Still polite and to the point. Just sayin’. Don’t take any of this too hard.

          • MB30SD

            fuck you very much

        • BlockTheFool

          Never apologize to assholes Bill! You’re a nice guy ;this jerk dominates the blog. Should be a user block button. ‘Value’ my ass.

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          Bills cool with me. But then, i’m not able to read every post every day so maybe I missed something. We all have minds of our own though, mang. Just because MB is riding your shit, doesn’t mean we will all mindlessly follow suit. I mean, MB is my BOY, but not my shepard.

      • Take a pill

        Ever wonder why it’s the same people posting on this blog? Your abuse! All you post is tits and your chick ratings and your profanity! You need help.

        • bearsfantillend

          there is nothing wrong with tits or asses.

          http://thechive.com/2014/10/09/things-that-bounce-thursday-14-gifs-16/

          besides every regular knows mb is not really that serious with is abuse. i mean FUCK why don’t you grow a set and post with a real account and add some FUCKING content instead of bitching.

          • MB30SD

            thank you huge bear’s penis, for that little bit of clairvoyance in an otherwise murky, uncertain world.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            you inspired me to change my name.

          • MB30SD

            love you

            ~ kisses

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            ummm….thanks. you are real nice too, but i think we should just be friends. LOL

          • MB30SD

            With bennies?

          • MB30SD

            oh, and it’s beautiful.

        • MB30SD

          Profanity?!?!

          The fuck are you talking about?

          Hee hee

        • GPLDAN

          Is that your sock puppet account, Bill?

          Damn I hate sock puppets.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Nor profanity.

            Hey guest! If you don’t like tits, ass, and profanity, maybe you’re in the wrong place? My advice? Join a prayer group.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            I hear sewing circles are quite nice in the Autumn.

          • MB30SD

            there’s no crying in football doc…. is there? Please tell me there’s no fucking crying in football.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Only when your’e a borderline hall of fame player who’s career ends in week 2 because of a torn triceps. Or a shoulda been hall of fame player who’s career (basically) ends in week one in San Diego because of an illegal block that tore his ACL.

            But otherwise. No.

          • MB30SD

            why’d you have to bring that up.

            *I* fucking cried when that happens.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Yeah, sorry. I’m a man, so I didn’t cry, but I wanted to.

          • MB30SD

            borderline is right. hee hee

          • Trac

            Oh so now we’re an expert huh?

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Remember, I was a Christian from 12-mid twenties. Now I’m a born again pagan. I do have SOME knowledge on the subject.

          • Trac

            You ever heard the saying “Once a Marine, always a Marine”? Hahaha

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Cool. So I can sin and blaspheme all I want and I’ll STILL walk through the pearly gates. Win Win!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            just got to say sorry before you go in.

          • Trac

            No. There’s no such thing as an ex-Christian. Hahahaha

          • Cormonster

            Not if St. Peter has anything to say about it, and I think he does. As the infamous Kerry King of Slayer once sang, “Hell Awaits”.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Not you, Cor. Not you. Say it isn’t so.

          • Cormonster

            I just wanted a pretext to send you this video. You like lyrics so I thought you might like this song. Don’t worry, St. Peter will open the Big White Gate, but only if you can provide some value to Heaven. Grace Potter singing one of my favorite songs by her.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4bCnoqutHk

            Canada, this is the video I meant to send you a thread or two ago about Grace being a little heavier set when she was younger.

          • CanadaBear

            Really like the song. She’s a bit chubby in this one. The other one you sent me I kept looking at her and thinking, mmmmmmmmmmmm.

        • Sactowns#1

          Hey guest if youre feeling down I know whats good for you all day. Are you worried what your friends see and will it ruin your reputation loving this blog?
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-ph0YYLOE

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          Cool name, new guy. What, was “Ass Clown” taken?

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        Hey MB. Could you possibly find a good kittens on Tits video, gif, or meme for us to enjoy?

        • BillW

          Not meant for you Doc but it puts this at the end of the conversation –
          I had to look up sock puppet. No – that’s not something I’d do.

          As far as growing a pair and posting with my real name – does anyone do that?
          (EDIT – I see what you mean. The guest doesn’t have a real account. But I do – I only post under that.)

          I’ve given out so much personal info about me except my last name you could probably find me with a bit of searching.

          My “kids” are all grown up and moved out and (2 of 3) married with 1 of 3 having a child. Youngest is near 30. I will probably always call them kids. What I meant was my boys are big bear fans and may well be reading this and I know I’d feel uncomfortable reading anyone in my family being vulgarly insulted no matter how old I was or they were.

          If that’s what it means to be on an Internet blog, then I’ve been educated big time.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            See my post below.

          • BillW

            Not sure what post you are referring to. Perhaps not relevant to this discussion but rather to football.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            It starts off with “Bills cool with me”.

          • Trac

            Bill, if I may offer my input Sir. Several people over the years have logged onto the Blog from time to time hoping to tame the riff raff on here. Let me be clear, IT CANNOT BE DONE! My advice to you is grab a hold of the railing and don’t let go. Try to hug the wall if you can and watch out for the stampede. Hee hee.

          • GPLDAN

            Trac –

            Riff Raff was PJ Soles character’s name in Rock and Roll High School.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5vh0QHUA1w

            We’re like the fucking Ramones.

          • Trac

            Yeah, just like the Romones GP. Just like them. Woohoo! Don’t make me go #7 on yo ass.

          • bearsfantillend

            i am assuming the “growing a pair'” is in response to my ‘grow a set’ comment below. It was not meant for you Bill. it was meant for the ‘guest’ account that posted below bitching at MB. Not everyone on here is out to attack something you said. need to chill a little. besides i don’t usually read a lot of what you write anymore. too long, too preachy for me. not that there is anything wrong with that.

          • BillW

            I was accused of having sock puppet accounts (if that’s the right way to say it) or being a sock puppet or employing sock puppets or whatever. So I mistakenly thought you thought the guest account was me.

            It’s gotten rough – I even hear sarcasm and ridicule in Doc’s voice when he tell MB to post kitten videos. Probalby just trying to diffuse the situation with humor.

            I’m not trying to tame the riff raff as Trac said. I don’t consider anyone riff raff even. Maybe I’m having flashbacks to some repressed memory of a schoolyard bully or something. I have this urge to send MB my lunch money.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            No ridicule, no sarcasm. I just really want to see kittens on tits.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis
          • MB30SD

            wow, the next one down from the catontits is my style.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Better than the opposite, that’s for darn tooting.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            hahahahaha!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Although I’m willing to bet a paycheck that that is an actual thing.
            SMH.

          • MB30SD
          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Not clicking – but of course you did!

          • MB30SD

            why would you NOT???

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Nothing sexier than pussy on tits.

          • MB30SD

            riiiight!?!?!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            just sayin chill. don’t take everything so personally. take a deep breath, a shot, and go get some tail. everything is going to be ok.

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    Related to that zone stuff: the point of a zone is to make the QB hold the ball a split second longer while your receivers have to work to open spots. This buys time for your pass rush to get home to hit the QB and/or bother the throw.
    This works doubly well into the injuries Chicago has had on the OL and at WRs. OL can’t hold up quite as long, WRs can’t work open quite as fast (Jeff mentioned this in a tweet earlier this week. Marshall/Jeffery explosion is noticeably lacking compared to last year).
    So I expect that getting healthy again should put an end to Chicago’s zone problem.

  • bearsfantillend
    • MB30SD

      Fuck.

      (Nice cat vid btw)

    • CanadaBear

      Hopefully DJ can get everyone on the same page. Is Bostic or Jones playing WL? I’m guessing Jones.

      • MB30SD

        bostic is out too??!? What happened to mah boy?

        • CanadaBear

          No. I was just wondering if Bostic would move to WL and Jones to SL or the other way around.

        • bearsfantillend

          no he is questionable, with a back injury.

  • Trac

    Really sport writers? Really? The Cowboys start 4-1 and evra one starts rehashing the Jimmy Johnson/Jerra Jones era?

    Just another example of how silly these columnists are. Don’t know about you guys but evra I look on a football site, there’s another old Cowboys story popping up somewhere. Ridiculous.

    • GPLDAN

      Whenever you listen to Wanny on the Score as the “expert” on football, what really really stands out is how – after all these years – he’s still Jerry’s lapdog. He just cannot let an opportunity pass to talk about how brilliant the Herschel Walker trade was.

      Also, his comments on the college programs seem to ring a little hollow. He was given carte blanche to run Pitt for 6 years and only broke the Top 25 in ranking once, the year he had LaSean McCoy. So when he talks about what the Razorbacks need to step it up, you’re like “how do you know?”

      97 and 98 were 4-12 seasons, Dave. Come on. Who ya crappin?

      • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

        he also ran the Dolphins into the dirt.

        • CanadaBear

          He ran every program down when he was the top dog. Came back to the NFL and made Buffalo’s D suck even with all that talent. Second he’s gone, major rebound on the D.

      • bearsfantillend

        well when you lose that much, maybe he learned something and started preaching the exact opposite of what he would do.

      • Cormonster

        I caught a little Wanny on the Score a week or two ago. His sage advice was to “pway wike your winning when your wosing, and pway and wike your wosing when your winning.” Brilliant advise Dwave.

  • GPLDAN

    Our linebackers against the Falcons are going to be Khaseem Greene – DJ Williams – Christian Jones.

    Sigh. I don’t even know who the nickel will be.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      nickel will be Hurst or Vereen. 3rd LB doesn’t really matter much, since Bears will be almost exclusively in nickel. Will only play in short-yardage situations where run is obvious. Not that having an untested nickelback makes you feel any better about that.
      Still curious if Bostic will play.
      If no Bostic, Bears will have 3 rookies starting in the back 7, and could have snaps where 5 rookies are on the field together for the D. Against one of the best offenses in the NFL. Yikes.

      • GPLDAN

        Call me nuts. but I like Vereen at nickel. I like that kid.

        He’s the most Mike Brown-ish kid we’ve had back there in a while.

        • CanadaBear

          Do you think they might play the new guy Al Louis-Jean? He looked good in preseason. Also, McManis is back so he will probably play nickel. Who knows? They might play one of those guys at CB and put Jennings back at Nickel.

          • MB30SD

            McManis HAS to be outta shape.dude hasn’t run in like 2 months.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Round is a shape.

          • MB30SD

            indeed it is.

          • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

            McManis injured a knee in practice this week and isn’t likely to play

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      What do you mean? Briggs is hurt?

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        Nevermind. Fuck.

        • GPLDAN

          Yeah. Fuck.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            When did this happen? I wasn’t even aware he hurt his ribs. Practice?

          • CanadaBear

            I think it happened when Newton hit him.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            So let me get this straight. Our best defender got taken out by a QB? We’re fucked.

          • Trac

            Nope, our best defender either retired or is playing for another team. Smh!

          • johnnywad

            If you’re talking about Julius Peppers I’m going to drive to your house and kick you in the nuts. I still love you though

          • Trac

            We have some up and comers but even our good players on D are average at best. We are in flux as a D. Peppers never got to benefit from a strong Bookend on the opposite side. I blame that on his inability to break out when he was with us more than anything else. But no, not him. I just made the statement to reflect what I think about our D. It’s Meh! Like I said though, we have a few up and comers.

          • GPLDAN

            That was a wicked blind side crackback.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            I only had the radio feed going so I guess I missed that. Did he leave the game when that happened?

          • CanadaBear

            He got him good. Briggs staggered around a few steps and went down.

          • MB30SD

            practice… we talkin’ ‘about practice?!

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            He sposed to be the franchise player and we sittin here talkin bout practice.

    • johnnywad

      Jones was a blog favored dark horse. Guess we’ll see. Hope he’s better at LB than special teams. Is that possible?

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

    I stopped reading at Vereen/Conte.
    The only thing that can stop Julio is an injury, or stray comet.
    That’s why I drafted him in FF.
    Hopefully, the Bears could out score, and I feel like Bmarsh and Alshon have something to prove about being the best WR duo in the NFL.
    Unfortunately, I feel Cutler will throw 2 soul crushing INTs when we need momentum most.
    Hope I’m wrong, but just got a bad feeling about this O and Cutty in general now. They hibby-gibbys.

    I would absolutely worry about Antone Smith.
    Bears tend to have major trouble containing the Sproles/Bush type back, and Smith is in his prime. For some reason, the Falcons don’t use him as much as they should, but they might this week to expose our LBs.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Haha, a stray comet….good one! Although it may take out the entire building and the people in it if that ever happened…so I would prefer an injury!

  • Ghost of Crown

    Looks like the youngsters are being thrown into the fire this weekend. The vets on the D line must wreak havoc or else the Falcons offense will scheme them to death. Young, Allen, Houston, Paea, Sutton, Ego and Ratliff must step up.
    The Bears offense needs to play a complete game and Trestman simply cannot get scared or conservative with his playcalls. Bennett needs to be putting stress on LB’s all game. Marshall needs a couple of easy balls early. Alshon needs to go deep to scare the shitty Falcons DB’s and to keep them honest, hell it can’t hurt to try him deep with the current rules in place. Cutler cannot take unnecessary risks but Trestman can make that easier by taking what the D gives and the Falcons D gives a lot.
    Hester cannot be punted to and Robbie needs to hit the sides of the end zone with every kick or else you’re asking for a big return and an immediate momentum issue.
    Our returner cannot start us at the 11yd line. Just kneel it down and take the 20yd line.
    Any given sunday. No one gives the Bears a chance and it seems like our media revels in the misery. Here’s to a strong game and a hearty fuck you to the haters.

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      Wait. Is this Crown? If so, where you been man? If not. Well, hi I guess.

      • Ghost of Crown

        I am the Ghost of Crown.

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          Does that mean Crown got married and is now a shell of his former self and can’t regale us with his lewd stories? I get it dude.

          • MB30SD

            CROOOOOOOWNNNNN!!!

  • Trac

    Bill, take a bow my man. It was unintended on your part I know, but I have laughed my ass off for the last 5 mins going through all the posts. I think you have added value my friend. MB’s an ornary bastsard sometimes but it’s meant entirely as comic relief. Even when he gets pissy he doesn’t really mean it. I think. Right MB?

    • BillW

      Gen gap I think. Not my idea of fun – but I think I understand. Trying to at least. Always try to . But MB is/was not trying to be funny to me. His hatred was very real and disturbing.

      I’m not that out of touch. And I’ve seen it a lot in my youth – the crowd laughing along with the big mouth for whatever reason they are hiding inside.

      Old movie – War Games. Last line – the only winning move is not to play. I’ll try Jonathon’s web site. And keep my thoughts to myself and family and friends.

      It’s been real – to say the least.

      (Doc – hope everything keeps getting better.)

      • Trac

        Ouch. There is a sting of truth to that. MB, stop being such a dick.

        • MB30SD

          No.

          • Trac

            Ok, we’re in agreement then. lol

          • MB30SD

            I’m sorry…. that I’m not sorry.

            Practice?!?!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I think that still counts!

          • Trac

            Hahahaha.

          • Trac

            I get the virtual reality thing. I try to temper my pissing and moaning it’s only when I get angry at the Bears buffoonery on the field that I go Cybil. Most of my posts are sarcastic attempts at humor and ribbing when the football talk dies down. Don’t turn all Bruce Banner on Bill, Mmkay. Your ass is beautiful maing. Don’t ever forget that.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        C’mon man. don’t be like that. It’s ONE dude. Chiiiiiilllllllll.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I agree with Doc. Chill – you can always get a copy of COD for Playstation and take it out on MB there. It’s not like he’s going to offer up much resistance in THAT forum.
        Or not. Hey, it’s the internets, free will, etc.

        • MB30SD

          oh, you sunavabitch!

          You better get your ass on the new platform, I’ve been fucking dooods UUUUUUUP!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Someone has clearly hijacked MB’s account – there is NO way that he is pwning actual human beings on COD.

            Yeah, I have to wait for another month of construction on my new abode before I go buying a new system. I barely ever use the one I have!

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Maybe you’re confusing MB with me. twas I who couldn’t kill a butterfly on that god forsaken game.

          • MB30SD

            this is true. very very (sadly) true.

            we still loved to have you play doc (hee hee)

          • MB30SD

            you are being a bully and an asshole. I have powned many. MANY I tell you!!!!!

            I was so close to sending you a pic of a game summary a couple days ago, but it was just too geeky.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Haha, no, stick to the regular content, maings!

          • MB30SD

            hahaha, you haven’t asked for that in a while. and you’ll get BOTH from now on you bastardo!

  • MB30SD

    best of both worlds my good doctor: http://titsandcats.tumblr.com/

  • wreckinball

    Julio Jones Matt Ryan that side of the ball is going to suck . Maybe they will turn it over a couple of times

    It’s all on Jay and the boys. I’d take the over on this one

  • wreckinball

    I guess we are on to tits and cats Wow

    • MB30SD

      When weren’t we?

      • wreckinball

        Ok I guess why not

  • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

    It’s been an entertaining day on the blog. And I’m thankful cause I’m grading a huge stack of calculus tests. And lord do these students suck at calculus. Christ almighty.

    • Trac

      The futures looking bright?

  • wreckinball

    Kinda sad that it’s based on picking on Bill

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      Not what it’s based on.

      • wreckinball

        Ok what been entertaining the discussion of Julio Jones or cats and tits?
        Or Bill

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          I’ll tell you what’s entertaining right now. It’s hearing you try to tell me what I find entertaining.

          • wreckinball

            Ok IDGUF guess what it means

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Okay. I’ll tell you what I find entertaining if you tell me what in the hell IDGUF means.

            Deal?

          • wreckinball

            You really have to guess a few times fiirst

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Incoherent Drivel Getting Ugly Fast?

          • wreckinball

            I know its incoherent because u can’t figure it out

            But please go back to the 8th grade girls lunch table

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Sure. Right after I’m done bangin your mom.

          • wreckinball

            Pretty dumb but nice try

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            GB

          • wreckinball

            GB would be Green Bay easy

          • MB30SD

            my god. it’s getting bad in here doc

    • MB30SD

      Jesus

      • wreckinball

        By now you should realize that IDGUF you should be able to figure it out

        • MB30SD

          Right

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

      “Kill Bill, Volume 4” Starring Danny Trejo as “The Sinister Sombrero”

  • wreckinball

    See you Sunday it should be fun

  • BerwynBomber

    If ever there was a game for the O to show they can, indeed, win a shootout, this is it. I suspect they will. Bears 34-31 over the Falcons.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

      Well, Matty Ice is no Rodgers, so there’s a chance he’ll screw up before Cutty (cross fingers).
      Our defense is a bit better, but their specials is a bit better, so it’s a bit of a wash.
      However, our offensive line seems to go offsides more than usual, which is not good in an enemy dome, esp with a back-up LT from the Canadian league.

      It’ll be interesting, but this could get ugly fast.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

        For this reason, we better lean on Forte who might be extra motivated for fumbling the game away.

  • MB30SD

    I know what my 2015 fantasy team name will be btw….

    Tits & Kittens

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

      Tits and Kitts for short.
      You can take over MBHPs team this year since it seems he’s already checked out. He has a good team and good record.
      Just Sayin.

      • MB30SD

        he did kinda tell you before he started.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

          Actually, I thought that was Tobster, and he’s actually doing ok.
          The funny part? Ender and GP are battling it out in what I coined “005:GoldenShowers” since they’re both 0-5.
          I even created a special trophy for it.

          http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/trophylist?leagueId=1177278&seasonId=2014

          • MB30SD

            it’s glorious

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            I wasn’t sure who was the 2nd worst Baldwin Bros. I went with Stephen Baldwin.
            Worst being Daniel, for sure.

          • MB30SD

            I think that’s pretty solid logic.

            Btw, did you hear we’re starting a DBB knitting group and a bible study? Trac’s going to lead both.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            Titties and Knitting Traveling Brotherhood of the Zubas?

          • MB30SD

            sure, why the fuck knot

          • GPLDAN

            Ok class… Tits and Kits will be followed by the sermon entitled:

            “Was Pontius Pilate a fucking douchebag or what?”

            Bow our heads…

          • MB30SD

            he was, wasn’t he!!

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

            zubaz. double Z cause 1 ain’t enough.

          • MB30SD

            there’s two z’s… just not… right… next to each other.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-zf2UBp7fY

            I don’t know, I don’t have any. Children? No elephant books.

          • Trac

            The knitting requires at least one long pointed projectile, so yes, class starts in the morning.

          • GPLDAN

            Once there was a way… to get back a trade

            Once there was a way to get back home

            Sleep Pretty GP, do not cry

            And Butch will sing you a lullabye

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4spkG8LizyE

          • Trac

            Did you take back your team on the first DBB league? If so, you know there is no hope for you right?

      • MB30SD

        titties and kitties?

    • GPLDAN
      • MB30SD

        wow, that kitten is STACKED!

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

        can literally find anything on the internet. That confirms it.

  • MB30SD

    jesus christo on a fucking bike.

    the peasants have stormed the castle this season boys… and they are indeed… revolting!

    • GPLDAN

      Makes you miss the ChicagoNow weirdos.

      • MB30SD

        indeed gp, indeed.

      • MB30SD

        Hey, you’ll be interested in this. Super super interesting stuff in that data maings

        http://www.amazon.com/Dataclysm-When-Think-Ones-Looking/dp/0385347375

        • Trac

          Actually this book is based on a straw man argument. There is always someone looking. I think NB calls him “The Big Guy”.

          • MB30SD

            Human. Nature.

            Humans… created by…. nature.

            ; )

          • Trac

            Humans have two kinds of natures.

          • MB30SD

            Yeah, basically only one… self preservation. .. all actions stem from that core, it just depends on the situation and the matched desire right

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        Who was that one weird wack job from a few years ago? He was a fairly regular guy for a while. Real odd dude is all I remember. And he never used spaces after his periods.got real ads hurt and left. Anybody remember
        Who I’m talking about?

      • Sactowns#1

        No, it makes me miss Irish. Damn you Irish!! Where are you? Your constant interjection of crazy kept this all in balance.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          I miss his craziness too. i am thinking he was abducted. maybe a paramilitary group, aliens, or possibly some government black suits. I hope he’s okay.

          • GPLDAN

            He’s a bit like Hunter S. Thompson.

            He’ll show up in some other 3rd world country with a new wife and an appointment with the secret police.

    • CanadaBear

      All kidding aside, I’ve always kinda considered myself the biggest girly-man on the blog. Being a sensitive, new-age kinda guy. Or not! However, today I found out I’m Andrew Dice Clay compared to some of these guys!

      • Trac

        You’re a kind guy Canada. I Can’t think of any other way to define you when it comes to your participation on da blog.

        • CanadaBear

          Thanks Trac. I try. I’m afraid I might have pushed Bill over the edge with the break up comment. I was just kidding and Bill has to know that. Oh well. This is our own dysfunctional slice of heaven. I thought your advice about you can’t change us was spot on. Funny too!

        • MB30SD

          agree

    • Trac

      Yes, Frankenstien did indeed dwell in a castle. So did Vlad for that matter. You Blood sucking vampire. Hahaha

      • MB30SD

        I vaaaant to suuuuck your tiiitiiiies.

        Like that?

  • wreckinball

    Yeah peasants

  • BerwynBomber

    Oh, fuck Donovan. He was a major douche. Helluva player — American-wise- but sold out teammates in a book while still playing with them. And said teammates then supported him when he missed a PK that would have won the MLS. He was arguably the best striker in American soccer history but he was a little shit of a human being.

    • Trac

      No way I’d go that far Berwyn. Arrogant, snotty, egotistical, arrogant among other things. Come to think of it I know several people just like him. Hmmmm. Hahahaha

  • Viva

    I hit my first hole-in-one yesterday!

    • Scott W.

      Hey hey man! Congrats!!!

      • Viva

        thank you.

    • CanadaBear

      Was it on the windmill or the rocket? Congrats! Did you see it go in or did you look for a while?

      • MB30SD

        hahahahaha! ZING!

    • Cormonster

      Congratulations man.

      • Viva

        thanks, corm

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Did you hit it Gilmore style? I keed. Congrats!

      • Viva

        details to follow.

    • MB30SD

      OOH RAH!

      • Viva

        You motivate me.

      • Trac

        Do you get to throw your shoe after a bad strike?

        • MB30SD

          Yeees?

    • EnderWiggin

      Congratz. You da man.
      How many yards and which club?

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Man, what happened the past few days? The regulars that I see on here who are extremely sensitive to other’s comments should at least know by now that the goofy, fun, sometimes lewd, and knowledgeable commentators are just simply this: HARMLESS. Words are words, if you let them get you upset from a blog like this, then I cannot fathom how you get by criticism and feedback in the real world.

    As for many of us would like to see “value” in someone’s post….if all of your comments are one-sided, then you have a closed mind. I understand you get upset and want to rant and rave it out of your system…but to be credible or respected, your views have to be able to go both ways and see it like it is, not how you only feel.

    • Scott W.

      Okay, I’ll weigh in.
      The Bears are doomed to middle of the division or worse until our defense becomes very, very good. That’s going to take a while. 2 seasons most likely, and by then, we will also be QB shopping again.

      ISIS is Obama’s problem – our problem – because their holy grail is to destroy the west. Saudi Arabia doesn’t have the means to stop them. And air strikes will fix nothing. Like it or not, mistakes prior are going to demand troops get engaged. That will take pressure from an indifferent electorate, and a me-first house and senate. We are on a lot of trouble.

      Mandolin Orange is the best front porch music duo in America.

      Viva’s hole in one is inspiring.

      • MB30SD

        Solid post scott

        • Scott W.

          Thanks man. Every once in a while, I impersonate a coherent person passably.

          Rare, I know.

      • Trac

        But it’s a problem that will never go away because you have to kill the enemy which doesn’t wear a uniform and hides behind women and children. That kind of a war requires the stomach of warriors. We shame and castrate warriors in this country. They glorify theirs. That is why they are winning.

    • Scott W.

      I’m a conservative that thinks weed should be as legal and available as booze. There are other fascinating dichotomies I could share, but Trac told me to stop with the newsletter length posts (I cried for hours) so I won’t.

      That makes me open minded, right? Or should I see about getting my balls off the fence?

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Just read your posts and you made me laugh. Kidding aside, I meant the open-mindedness that is needed to talk and debate about all of us commentator’s uniting topic: Da Bears. Bill W’s is always doom and gloom for the Bears. I’m not too thrilled about the current state of the team, but I’m not going to let it affect my life and bring other commentator’s feelings go down with me. Have a few rants here and there, but also try to have a silver-lining type comment or discussion too, ya know? That to me makes us more respectable as regulars. As for other topics besides the Bears? Open season

        • Scott W.

          Yeah man. I hear that. I think after last year’s Marshall-Jeffrey-Bennett fest, with the joy of watching Kyle Long be – well – Kyle Long, we all had higher expectations. I know I did. I actually thought we’d win the division this year and unseat GB in the rivalry.
          It really is a pisser, to be disappointed every season with the product. Can’t speak for anyone else, but I come here and have been for friggin years under various nics because of the positivity overall. I hate that we constantly tank (or so it seems), but it’s never ALL bad. Ever (see Fuller, Kyle)…

      • Trac

        I must have been having a bad day.

        • Scott W.

          Nah. I just wanted to call someone out, so people would feel sorry for me. Your name was easy to type.

      • Cormonster

        Funny story about the newsletter comment. When I was an early poster on this site, I took flak from many current and past regulars. Before this place, I spent a year or two posting at the Bears Scout.com site.

        Anyways, one night I wrote a long, thought out piece on the Bears that I thought was pretty insightful. The first comment afterwards was “I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.” The commenter had busted my balls a few times before that, and for some reason, that comment blew my top. I left for a good week. Turns out the guy was DocNitty, one of the coolest guys on the blog. Only later did I realize that it was just a sarcastic comment meaning that you liked the post.

        • Scott W.

          God, I need a Blog Lexicon so bad…does Amazon sell one of those?
          I post here because I like the place. Often, I don’t get a single response, even to direct questions. But I got over that shit after a while. And I’ve taken some heat for content, thoughts on the Bears, etc., but hell, it’s like a bar in here mostly. You don’t like one end of the bar, grab a stool at the other.
          Bill, can corm and I buy you a beer? MB’s here, but he’s fixated on GP’s breast implants…..

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            that is an awesome analogy. This place is definitely like a bar.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            It’s Cheers baby. It’s Cheers.

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          Your theories are intriguing to me, Cor and I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

          It’s a Homer Simpson line. It’s funny because yes, it does mean I liked the post. And it shows how easy one can misinterpret the written word. And now that line has become a blog staple.

  • MB30SD

    damn, just ruined this kids life: http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/10/10/todd-gurley-ncaa-investigation-memorabilia-money-update

    Until the draft when he’ll become a multi millionaire. Sucks though, the NCAA is pathetic.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Yes, the NCAA is pathetic…but this rule isn’t hard to follow, especially if you’re a potential Heisman candidate winner and future NFL draftee.

      The Head Coach and AD are making millions while the players make squat.
      But until enough people topple this system and find a balance, no one is forcing any players with a gun to their head to play for their school, in their system, in the NCAA’s rule-book way of doing things. Most of these football kids are in on full or almost full scholarship from the schools or other means, so I don’t know why breaking a very simple rule costing your future is worth $400.

      • MB30SD
        • CanadaBear

          Never get tired of seeing that one!

        • Cormonster

          This is a pretty damning interview of college and pro football.

          http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/12/02/the-king-of-sports-gregg-easterbrook-tac

          • Scott W.

            “…the rate of concussions per hour of play in soccer and football are nearly the same…”

            WOW. Who knew? There ya go, parents that pick soccer because its “safer”. Enjoy the digestion of that little factoid.

            Good post/link. I ordered the book just now.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            Yes, but I somehow think that ramming your head intentionally with a plastic helmet into another ramming plastic helmet might be more severe, esp when it’s on a more regular basis.
            Not one football practice went by when I didn’t head butt another player on a regular basis, esp if you play line.
            In soccer I surmise the severity isn’t as bad, and that between concussions you’re not bashing your skull in the meanwhile.

            But I’m no scientist. I could be wrong.

          • Scott W.

            The frequency rate, if true, will negate the severity of impact, I think. Just my 8-1/2 cents plus a dime.

            Hell, I’ve been looking for my medical degree for years, though.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Eight high school players have died playing football this year. I’m guessing eight people haven’t died playing soccer ever. Well, you know, except for the soccer fan riots and Brazilian goalies.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            I read that quite a few players die from unknown heart complications (in all of the sports) and the trend is continuing. I seriously think since I’ve worked w/ kids for so long, that it is the stupid energy drinks many of them are addicted to. Those things have stuff that can melt your tabletop and possibly fuel small cars that are coursing through their hearts. It’s a stimulant and I think that the high schools better get onto the student athletes about the dangers of drinking 4 or 5 of them a day because that’s how much they are drinking on a regular basis.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            It was a common sight for me to see kids with 3 or 4 energy drink cans stashed in their backpacks….for the price of what they cost, obviously the parents are funding their habits mostly

          • Scott W.

            I don’t know that using death is a good measurement, Doc. Long term effects are probably a more accurate indicator of the dangers overall.
            On the other hand, we could use the Brazilian soccer fan base as a good base indicator for fan devotion. When was the last time Bears fans rushed Soldier Field to take on the Packers players and their fans?

      • Trac

        I was in the Marines and went to work evra day for 4 yrs. I too received an education, a warm bed or a sleeping bag, 3 squares a day and a paycheck. If a man works, he should be paid. College Football is work.

        • burntorangenavyblue

          I’m not disagreeing with that at all. I’m saying that the rules are put into place. Don’t like em’, don’t join em’ or do something about it and topple the system.

          • Trac

            I agree but it’s gonna change at some point in time. Eventually it will be cheaper to pay the players than the attorneys.

    • Trac

      The NCAA says the players get compensated because of their scholarship bully. That’s not enough. At least give these guys some pocket money for incidentals.

      • MB30SD

        Like weed, right?

  • GPLDAN

    Trac –

    Today is Saturday. Are we having Eucharist tonight?

    I can bring my banjo and we can have a bonfire afterwards.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo9AH4vG2wA

    • Trac

      I live in Texas, not Arkansas. We shoot anyone that plays a banjo in Texas.

      • MB30SD

        There’s only two things from Texas trac…. and I didn’t see any horns in the pics murph showed me.

        Hahahahaha

  • GPLDAN
    • Shady

      Season 5 starts tomorrow.

    • Cormonster

      I went to downtown Atlanta for a Queensryche concert in January. As we drove in during Friday afternoon rush hour the scene was exactly like that picture. Outbound traffic was at a standstill for a solid 5 miles.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        How were they in concert?

  • Trac

    If the Bears don’t find a way to pressure on Matty Ice then MB can forgettabout his14 pt fantasy victory tomorrow.

    • MB30SD

      100%

  • Trac

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11156264/Iraq-asks-for-US-ground-troops-as-Isil-threaten-Baghdad.html

    We are not the worlds merc’s. I wonder what the Fed will command the manchild to do? Irish?

    • burntorangenavyblue

      It’s funny that some of the Middle-Eastern countries do not want an entity like ISIS, but a majority of their citizens have almost the same exact thinking with how they treat their brothers and view the Western world….I just wished that if ISIS is that bad (which it is), that they all wake up and realize “Huh, maybe we need to start giving our people real education and stop being such extremists…after all, many of the ISIS people are coming from all over the world as well as from our countries”

      • Trac

        You’ve got to understand that Isis is backed by the wahhabists. Even Saudi Arabia is scared to confront them openly so they are trying to get us to do their dirty work. The King of Saudi Arabia has been using the U.S. to fight proxy wars for him for a while. We get to be vilified by the Arab world for cheap oil while he hides behind his oil wells. Until we start producing our own oil, we will never stay out of the Middle Easts family squabbles.

        • MB30SD

          You cannot negotiate with terrorists and extremists. They see diplomacy as weakness. You have to just squash them.

          And they will never go away. They will always teach and live hate not love.

          • Trac

            Yes. The sad part about all the crap going on over there is that their religion gives them cover. Sharia Law is not enough for these guys. The Bible says if you love darkness you will hate life. That’s Old Testament by the way.

          • IBNO

            The religion does not give them cover, anymore that Christianity gives the Westboro Baptist Church cover.

            The extremists of every religion twist their dogma to fit their agendas.

          • Trac

            Go suck on some eggs you twit. Youre gonna compare some asshole that crashes funerals who IS NOT a Christian with those beheading bastards in the Middle East WHO ARE MUSLIMS that have WHOLE COUNTRIES supporting them. That prick is as much of a Christian as Jeremiah Wright and Barrack Obama.

            You disgust me.

          • MB30SD

            dude, easy.

            I defended you up there. hahaha

          • GPLDAN

            Now you see what I see, no?

          • MB30SD

            kind of. I understand why you feel the way you do.

            I just see religion as something very personal. Trac isn’t a borderline personality. He is also a giver and tries to be funny/bring it all the time.

            But I get both POVs. It’s just VERY difficult when you have such strong and such diff beliefs.

          • GPLDAN

            So calling IBNO who makes a reasonable comment a twit and disgusting is okay?

            Come on maing. You know he’s a twat. I get the peace pipe, but Trac needs a kick.

          • MB30SD

            He seems like a good man to me. Our beliefs are VERY different. .. and he was wrong to lash out like that at a solid comment from a solid dude (from what I’ve seen of ibno)… but he’s not a twat.

            Bill is a twat. Trac def had a moment and those names were uncalled for, but I think he’s a good man… like you.

            (Jesus, someone start singing kumbaya)

        • IBNO

          You do realize we produce our own oil? And our #1 and #2 oil trade partners are Canada and Mexico?

          Yes, we turn a somewhat blind eye to what Saudi Arabia does, but it’s not because we want their oil cheap. They are more dependent upon us than vice-versa.

          • Trac

            Disrupt the flow of oil in the Middle East and what do you think happens to the price of oil? Cmon man!

  • BillW

    Trying to make this concise.

    Not all my comments are negative. Been on this board off and on since2006.

    I can’t “chill” when I know mb is serious in his vulgar comments. He is not joking around with me

    A couple people showed they saw that point and then backed off fast when he laid in on them

    A couple lurkers offered their opinions and mb’s boys made quick work of them

    You say mb is just one guy. Ignore him. . But no one tells him to ignore me.

    Personal vulgar attacks are usually banned on discussion boards. Here they are celebrated. . Nice blog, Jeff!

    I needed to say all this. I know what the responses will be. Even from Doc, who I tried to offer some empathy for his hypothetical situation. . But impressing mb takes priority. I get it.

    Somehow and I don’t know how I really f’d up the vibe here. All I ever said was the same criticism of the bears others say every day. . But I rubbed mb the wrong way.

    .

    • MB30SD

      Jesus christ bill. This isn’t an oprah show dude.

      Just fucking move forward man. I told you I’ll just skip your posts as usual. Call me out again by name and you’ll get the smackdown, so just don’t do it.

      There. Let’s just stop this massive and so annoying therapy session now. It’s literally bringing this board dooooown. It’s brutal.

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

        but if it was an Oprah episode… http://beesbeesbees.com/

        • CanadaBear

          That gets funnier the longer you watch it.

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

            only thing that could make it better would be if there was sound. i want to hear her yelling and cackling as the bees attack the crowd.

        • Scott W.

          As a beekeeper, I find that vid offensive, and you can shove it for posting it evan. I hate you now.

          Bees never did nuttin to warrant bee-ing tossed into the same Martha Stewart decorated trailer that Oprah lives in.

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

            i see what you did there.

          • Scott W.

            Was going to say “thanks honey” but was afraid the double entendre would just sting too much.
            I’ll be here all week……

        • MB30SD

          Haha… that was scaring

      • Trac

        Yes, I hate Oprah as well. The show I mean.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Well, I have never went out of my way to impress MB or any other regulars here and I’m not on here everyday. But in no shape or form do I feel like will I ever need to because what they say or do will not affect what I think or do because in the end, what difference will it make? I choose to make this blog a place to be able to learn about football in ways that I never thought of before as well as have a good few laughs and debate to help me unwind.

      Of course, there will be bad days for some of us commentators, but leave it at that, nothing personal. Trust me, of the hundreds of blogs that I have come across or read up on, this is one of the most tame blogs that I actually care to participate in. Go to CNN or FoxNews and blog there…..no? Didn’t think so, those are absolute nuthouses.

    • Trac

      Bill, yes there are people that act like assholes. Get over it. Do your thing and ignore them.

      • MB30SD

        *gaaaasp*

        Are you talking about meeeeeeeee?!?!

        😉

        • Trac

          You’re only an asshole if I let you be one. I mean ….well you know what I mean.

          • GPLDAN

            You’re only an asshole if he lets you in?

            This is getting decidedly Christopher Street here.

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

      MB is a bully who offers no football-related value to this blog. How could he? He owns FOUR different Conte jerseys – home, away, orange, and throwback.

      Don’t let him get you down. Just remember that he’s vegan, has a jerry angelo poster in his bedroom, and drives a miata.

      As for MB’s boys, they’re all his sock puppets. There are only about 8 real people who comment here.

      • burntorangenavyblue

        I didn’t even know that they would ever think about selling that many different types of Conte jerseys….probably home-made

        • MB30SD

          They are ALL glorious!!!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            And currently going through the NFL concussion protocol.

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

          like he’s talented enough to sew on numbers and letters. he ordered them custom from the NFL Pro Shop. lots of dollars, but well worth it to idolize one’s hero.

          • MB30SD

            THEEECE!!!!

    • CanadaBear

      Bill all I can say is if I offended you I’m sorry but you have to toughen up a little. You mistake a lot of us letting boys will be boys as being MB’s minions. Uh, no. We’re all big boys here and that’s part of the charm of this place. The regs like the dynamic here. Most of us have been on here for a long time and aren’t going anywhere. I’ve been good and pissed a few times but just walked away for a while and let shit go. Just my 2 cents.

      • MB30SD

        How the hell did I become a linchpin villan in all of this. Hahaha.

        If someone talks shit to me by name, I bring the smackdown. Smh

        • Trac

          Minions is plural. GP is also to blame. Hahahaha

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          MB is a loser that likes My Little Pony.

          • MB30SD

            Dude, fuck you!! It’s motherfucking monchichi!!!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            HAHAHAHA! I had to google that. it looks like a cross between a monkey, a chipmunk, and an Asian kid

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            Did you hear the jingle?
            Don’t. It will haunt your waking hours…

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            too late. i have a feeling someone is going to find me in the fetal position after going insane from that jingle.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahhahahaha… that’s exactly how they came about.

            dude, you’re too young for monchichi. Fuck, I’m old. Sucks.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            dude we are probably about the same age. im 35

          • MB30SD

            I’m 41. dick.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            How the heck have you never heard of Munchichee then? I’m 36!
            Haunt. Your. Dreams.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            i grew up in the sticks, we got 4 channels on TV when i was growing up. so did not spend a lot of time watching TV

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Monchichi monchichi, squeeze their balls and watch em pee.

          • MB30SD

            those things were terrifying. They should have used those things in the movie chucky. MUCH more scary.

        • Cormonster

          You pissed me off good a few years ago over something, whatever. I had to leave for a while to calm down. I got back at you by starting a big pissing match over a blog contest. You wanted to change a pick, and I wouldn’t allow it. I was adamant, throwing profanities your way. I got you so pissed and worked up you left for a few days or a week or whatever. When you came back, calmed down, everything was cool again. The incident was dropped, and never talked about again. Until now. We probably didn’t converse much for a while, but it was all good. Do you want to talk about it MB?

          • MB30SD

            I’m good corm thanks. Have always liked you.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            For the record. I hate you all equally.
            Except Cheesy. He’s beneath contempt.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      Man this is still not over. Someones really trying to play the victim. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET IT GO AND MOVE ON!!!

      • MB30SD

        Theeece

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

      Don’t sweat it Bill. Keep Calm and Bear on.
      That will be $100 for the couch charge.

      • GPLDAN

        I’ve been MB’s sock puppet all these years. And I never even realized it.

        I feel like Edward Norton in Fight Club.

    • GPLDAN

      But no one tells him to ignore me.

      That’s because he’s been here for years, providing content over the offseason, keeping threads moving, and moderating some of the true crazy over the years.

      You? You show up in the regular season, you drop a few pretentious comments backed by some limited football knowledge, you play the grey hair card, you play your U of C education card, and then you cry that you have been threatened.

      Get the FUCK over yourself Bill. Just strip the fucking bullshit away and come clean: you enjoy stirring the shit up. You like all this attention this is getting you where you are the fucking lynchpin of every god damn thread and the fucking universe revolves around you. Because that is WHO YOU ARE.

      I’ve had debates in here, and pissed off Johnny something fierce (I think Johnny hates my guts because I troll him so hard), I’ve pissed off SC Dave and Corm who are the fucking Bill OReilley wannabes with my Bill Maher wannabe diatribes and so forth.

      You know what? I would happily buy Johnny a drink. I donated to Butch’s charity years ago when he needed it. I offered to bring flowers to Murph when he was in the hospital nearby with his wife. I would gladly have beers and drinks with all of the aforementioned characters. Even after JOhnny punched me in the face after drinking too much Trade Wind, he’s still 10 times the non-motherfucker you are.

      Piss the FUCK OFF, Bill. Seriously. Go away in a big huff, and this time – mean it.

      I’ve sidelined my shit for 4 threads now, but enough with this twat. I lived through years of Trac’s christian dogma. He just called IBNO a douche for comparing Muslims to Christians in this thread, even after years of promising to knock it the fuck off with th religion and politics if I did. I kept my end of the bargain for the last three years, but a guy like Trac? I knew he never would. Guys like that can’t.

      So the next time you two fuckwads think you are the sanctimous ones and WE are the Riff-Raff, I’d love you to come to the next get together and say that to either MB or my face. Because I know you wouldn’t.

      So shut the fuck up – stop your drama queen routine where you are so put upon, and get the hell out and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

      Fuck it really really days like this I miss Crown and Irish. I really really do,

      • Shady

        JERICHO!

        • GPLDAN

          Johnny loaned me the launcher while he went on sabbatical. Damn thing is dangerous.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            hey sounds like you took the appropriate precautions when using it, waited 4 threads before arming and taking aim. wielding a weapon like that takes control, in the wrong hands might lose some to friendly fire.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        inspiring, magnificent, almost brought a tear to my eye. {slowly stands and begins a slow clap}

      • MB30SD

        Slow. Clap.

        Well done my maings. Beautifully said.

        That said, I will say trac and bill arent the same at all. Trac brings it all the time. He might have his perspective, but he is one of us.

        • MB30SD

          I ♡ u

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            Get a room.

      • TheBigCheesy

        I really do love this fuckin’ blog

        • MB30SD

          jesus, just get it over with and switch over already.

      • Trac

        You know why I hang around GP? Partly Just to piss you off pal. You take every joke I make and dip it in poison before you read it. The difference between you and I is that I can disagree with you without hating your ass. You think being a Christian means I’m not supposed to lose my temper or call someone out? And you’re gonna fall back on breaking protocol on a football blog? Gimme a break. I’m pretty damn tolerant of a lot of shit that goes on around here. Get over it.

        • GPLDAN

          You just keep on keeping on, homie. It’s all good.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “Can’t we all just get along?” – The Late Rodney King

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      I’m sorry you feel that way Bill. Like I said earlier. I got no problem with any of your posts. Never have that I can recall. I’m sorry but you have misread me. I jumped on the kittens and tits comment because it’s funny.when one of my friends gets butt hurt about something one of us said, the rest of us pile on. It’s just part of being one if the boys. Also like I said, MB is my boy, he’s not my Shepard. MB will be the first to tell you that I’ve been very vocal about not liking the boys club mentality around here. But I like him and like most of you all as well.

  • Trac

    Now evra one should be primed for the game tamorra. GP will have his banjo, MB will have his kitty pictures posted on the icebox, I’ll have my sewing needles at the ready and Bearfan will have his Pony. No matter what, we’re all set.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      And I will have a referee whistle and flag just in case we get out of hand….it’ll be a yellow flag, not pink

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        awe shit. i have a feeling there are gonna be some flags flying for “Inappropriate Language”.

    • MB30SD

      What’s an icebox? That anything like a squeezebox?

      • Trac

        You don’t ever want your squeeze box to go cold man.

        • MB30SD

          Hahaha. .. don’t they all at some point

          • CanadaBear

            My squeezebox is resting comfortably on the shelf!

    • Scott W.

      I’ll play guitar, do some Ricky Nelson covers at half time.

      Send yer requests to strummer bummer@everythingsarchie.com

  • Scott W.

    Thing about tomorrow is Ryan is like Joey Harrington used to be when he played us. Always found some way to yank one out.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    DJ Williams has been down graded to Questionalble tomorrow.

    • Trac

      Do we have anyone on the practice squad we can call up? Oh Bruddah!

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        I’ve never played football, but i did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. so maybe i will get a call from Emery.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Based on metrics, I’d sign a hefty insurance policy before signing. Just sayin.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Yep, the news just keeps gettin’ better and better.

      The Bear offesne had better shape up, take care of the football and be prepared to put up 40+ tomorrow.

  • Cormonster

    More Forte stats…because I like checking stats. Currently Forte is 88th all time in total scrimmage yards, 6 yards ahead of Chris Johnson. Incredibly close in production. Johnson was the 24th pick in ’08, Forte the 44th. Forte seems to be getting better, while Johnson is having a tough year after moving over to the Jets.

    This week Forte should easily pass Earl Campbell, Terry Allen, Andre Rison, and Brian Westbrook in yards. If he has a big game (over 150 total yards), he will also pass Jim Taylor and Donald Driver, two Packer greats.

    • Trac

      We were very fortunate to get him

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

      I was watching Erik Dickerson a football life earlier, and Billick said that Forte reminds him most of Dickerson with the current backs. Perhaps because he is tall and glides, and to my surprise, Dickerson caught 52 balls as a rook, so he had nice hands.
      HOWEVER, Dickerson compared himself more to Adrian Peterson.
      I think he’s sort of a mix of Forte and AP. Dickerson had that break away speed and freight train mentality that Forte sorta lacks, but Forte has better hands, can pass block and doesn’t fumble like Dickerson.

      Forte has also been somewhat durable, playing through nagging injuries, which is a testament to him because he was used as a cowbell back all the back to college.

      Maybe not drinking soda and sleeping in a hyperberic chamber like MB pays off.

      • Cormonster

        Forte reminds me more of Marcus Allen than Eric Dickerson. Their fluid running movements are more similar. Marcus Allen was a much better short yardage back though. Both guys kind of glide when they run.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

          Yeah, that’s who Forte reminds me of too.
          I always worried about Allen cuz he had a stork neck, and I felt like it would snap in two, but it never did.

          • Cormonster

            Conscious of this or not, both guys have a running style that seems to protect the knees in the open field. They rarely take the big hit. Marcus Allen is the first running back I can remember who stopped wearing knee pads.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I believe Terry Allen won me & my co-owner a Fantasy Football Championship back in the day.

      We won the league last year, too.

      But the mighty have fallen. We are still looking for are first win this year.

      We are currently ew and 5.

  • AlbertInTucson

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Television sports and news personality Keith Olbermann publicly accused his news organization and others of going overboard in covering President Bill Clinton’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky in 1998.

    A newly released White House memo says Olbermann also apologized in writing to Clinton for “whatever part I may have played in perpetuating this ceaseless coverage.” Olbermann’s letter said he soon would switch from news back to sports reporting.

    The October 1998 memo, whose author is unclear, cited news accounts of Olbermann’s complaints to his then-employer, NBC News, about its Lewinsky coverage.

    The memo discussed whether Clinton’s reply to Olbermann should be a standard “generic text for support letters” or something “a bit warmer.”

    It’s unclear what response was sent.

    The National Archives released the memo was released on Friday.

    _____

    Oh, right, Olbermouth.

    But it’s OK for KO to name Bill O’Reilly “The Worst Person In The World” on almost a nightly basis.

    If Hypocrisy ever becomes a traded commodity, I want the drilling rights to Keith Olbermann’s head.

    • GPLDAN

      Al,

      What is your opinion of Ken Starr and the fact he expanded his investigation into Clinton’s dalliances when the land deal in Arkansas his team was formed to investigate came up dry? Are you interested to know how many taxpayer dollars were spent to find out Billy got a beejer?

      • AlbertInTucson

        I fail to see what that has to do with Keith Olbermann being a hypocrite.

        • MB30SD

          He’s also a blowhard and an ahole. But those guys have to be… it’s the over the top personas that sell baby

          • AlbertInTucson

            He’s burned more bridges than the Nazi’s did retreating in WWII.

          • GPLDAN

            Oh Al, when you drop similes like that, we can’t help but acknowledge your greatness.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Why ESPN took him back still mystifies me.

            He had to come crawling back to sports because he’d just finished greasing the skids for 2 other networks that were stupid enough to hire him for his political views even though the days of folks tuning in for HIS take on the highlights are long since passed and his labored “I’m still so hip/glib/snarky” routine is absolutely lame.

            Other than that I just LOVE the guy.

          • GPLDAN

            He thinks himself an iconoclast, but actually just can’t get along with authority.

            A refrain, lately come local.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Another guy who always thinks he’s “The smartest man in the room.”

            True, as long as it’s an EMPTY room.

          • AlbertInTucson

            You want over-the-top metaphors and similes? Listen to any
            PAT NOVAK FOR HIRE radio show starring Jack Webb:

            “The street was as desserted as a warm bottle of beer.”

            “She vibrated like an alarm clock at six in the morning.”

            “He had a voice deep enough to rent out as a bassoon.”

            (Novak, standing over the dead body of a very overweight woman)
            Bystander: “This your wife?”
            Novak: “If she was, this is the way I’d want her.”

        • AlbertInTucson

          But to answer your question, yes, Ken Starr was a grand-standing, self-aggrandizing pile of horse dung who fit right in with the REST of the horse dung inside The Beltway.

          Make no mistake, I didn’t/don’t care for the Clintons but this President makes them both look like moderate Republicans.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Olbermann is occasionally entertaining but who ducking keeps score? Clinton’s been out of office for 14 years.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

    So Briggs is out. Check.
    Shea. Check.
    Bostic. Check.
    D.J. Check.

    Is this a rope-a-dope by Tresty? Enticing the Falcons to run and ignore Julio and Roddy?

    • GPLDAN

      Tucker should just say fuck it and line up in the Dime. Whole game. Get Al-Jean out there as the dime back and just roll with it. Atlanta doesn’t have a bruiser.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Disagree. Jackson looks healthy again.

        • GPLDAN

          Well there will be a lot of Christian Jones and Khaseem Greene tomorrow.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

            I’m VERY curious about both.
            Jones is the bruiser, Greene the flyer.
            Who will even play the nickle? Greene and who else?

          • MB30SD

            me too. Really interested to see if my boy jones can step up.

            I also wouldn’t be too surprised if green wins an OLB spot.

    • MB30SD

      tomorrow’s going to be ugly, isn’t it?

      • AlbertInTucson

        A fear I share.

        • MB30SD

          shit.

          kinda glad my bro and I are taking our kids to the museum during the game. sigh.

          • AlbertInTucson

            That looks frighteningly like LAST YEAR’S injury list.

          • MB30SD

            yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Man we’ve had horrible injury luck the last two years. decimated units don’t help with wins

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Want updates?

      • Trac

        Let me put it this way, I doubt Murph will be traveling to Atlanta again.

        By the way, has anybody seen Vendetta? Finally, a vigilante film done right. Lol.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

        I actually think we’ll keep it close. Two-fold.
        ONE. Anytime I fear they’ll get blown out, they win (See SF). Footnotes. The reverse is also true (Bills, Pack, Panthers).
        TWO. we’re road warriors for whatever reason.

        Three (three-fold). Matty Ice can melt down just like Cutler.

        • MB30SD

          yeah, the injuries just keep piling up tho. I mean C jones?! There’s a reason he hasn’t seen the field I assume.

          I mean, he’s my boy, but I’m not his shepherd

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Ha!

  • TheBigCheesy

    It looks like you mooncalves could use a packer troll to thrust your frustration upon. Please don’t stop berating each other on my account, though; I’m quite entertained.

    • GPLDAN

      oh fuck off

      • TheBigCheesy

        hmmm… I couldn’t really tell if you did that with a wink or not? Once more, with feeling!

        • GPLDAN

          fuck off…. you twat?

          Beyond that, I’m gonna need to outsource it. I’m tired and don’t know how to reload this fucking thing. Johnny invented it, he didn’t leave me the fucking instructions.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NwvjPlcC3w

          • TheBigCheesy

            perfect

  • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

    Tomorrow, we get back on a winning streak. And then everybody will get along again.

    • TheBigCheesy

      Not if Chris Conte takes scores a game winning return touchdown.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Looks like NASCAR was getting a little lonely tonight and the drivers got desperate for attention……geesh

  • Cormonster

    Festivus came early this year. Happy Festivus everyone!

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Jeff, please quit torturing me with Julio Jones’ gums.
    It’s like watching Nick at night reruns of Mister Ed, Clockwork Orange-style.

    • MB30SD

      Hahaha, I was sooo going to post that earlier (cept without the nan and cwo references)

      He’s scary

  • JP

    Just out of curiosity. Know any bears centric X’s and O’s writers of note?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd 85Bears4Ever(AKAButchDeadlift)

      Well, Matt Bowen now works for NFP, so he uses his XsOs over there and not just for the Bears anymore, but he still drops by.
      “Your Boy Roy” on Youtube did a very good job of breaking down games/film at a basic level, but the NFL crackdown on him for using vids, so that sorta cramped his style.
      Bowen still comes on The Score (I think), if you wanna sit through that.
      Not many others off the top of my head.

  • Trac

    To IBNO. I am sorry for responding to you the way I did. I posted the article I did and made the statements I did after reading other posts on this blog about ISIS. My original intent was to voice my concerns about how dangerous the world is now. I made a snarky comment referring to the Prez because I strongly disagree with how he’s handled the Middle East policies of recent years and I shouldn’t have done that. My reaction to your response really was out of disbelief that you were able to see a comparison between ISSIS and Christianity. In my mind, there is a big difference between a belief system that is offensive due to ideology versus lining up innocent women and children and individuals and beheading them because they oppose their views. I didn’t post this on the new thread because it’s time to move on from the insanity that has been going on here.

    To GP: I get your angst and for the record, if you met me you would realize that comments like Riff Raff have been made 100% in jest. You seem to think that I have demeaned you purposely and even seemed to suggest you would get physical with me if you met me. To that I’ll say this, I’ve never backed down from a fight and have always shaken my opponents hand in an attempt to reconcile after one. I’m 50 and throwing down is a ridiculous thing to do when one is angry. Defending against an attack is another thing. There’s not one thing I’ve said that I wouldn’t have a problem looking you in the eye and saying because I really hsvent meant to provoke you on purpose.

    Peace.

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