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Fans React to Offseason Approach Column

| February 21st, 2014

I promised to re-post some of the better comments to the previous approach. I’m doing that today. W

We start, because why not, with gpldan channeling his inner Mamet for a dose of well-timed dramatic comedy in reaction to the recent news that Shea McClellin is moving to linebacker:

Fans: He’d make a good linebacker
Bears: He’s NOT A LINEBACKER
Fans: He’s not a very good DE
Bears: He needs to get better but he will
Fans: Ok, he sucks
Bears: He doesn’t suck
Fans: Alex Brown blames him for all the containment issues
Bears: Football is a team sport
Fans: Ok, but maybe he could take Urlacher’s spot
Bears: He’s NOT A LINEBACKER
Bears: Ok, well maybe we’ll look at things, and he could be a Sam.
Fans: He’d be better at that
Bears: Shut up
Bears: Ok, he’s a Sam
Fans: He’s a bust, that’s what he is.

I’m not ready to jump on the bust bandwagon just yet (Bust Bandwagon, by the way, is my favorite porn western.) But the time is rapidly approaching. Here are some more fan responses.

From William S:

At this point I’d be pretty surprised if either safety reaches the open market. Up to 50% of this list might not IMO. If one of the safeties is available I’m very interested but I know theres a lot of other teams that will be pursuing them as well so I dunno how that plays out.

If we can’t get a safety I’d like to see us land one DB & one linemen (prioritized based on whose available, too hard to predict now). That should be enough to allow some flexibility in the draft on going mostly best defensive player available and not having to rely too many rookie DBs as day 1 starters.

Irish Sweetness:

BJ Raji ? Hmmmmm. Why not. We need at least one fat bastard on the line. Tired tired tired of having our DL controlled at the LOS because we’re a “fast mobile defense”

Trac:

Looking at that list Jeff presented is not fair. I really don’t think Emery is going to keep signing FA’s on par with the last couple of years anymore. That’s not how you build a lock solid contender. That’s my take. If Emery spends too much dough, what’s he going to do when players like Alshon come up for renewal? It’s going to be pretty dodgy juggling the FA market with Team needs and future Cap implications.

Big Mike:

The question I have is which position is better solved in Free Agency, vs the draft? A bunch of factors. Which provides a more game ready option? Which fits better with how much you want to spend at each level of the defense? I think Safety in free agency is the better play. We want a stud there on the field day 1. A guy that won’t come off the field. On the defensive line, you can draft 2-3-4 guys. DT, DE, hybrids etc. They’ll be rotational players even if they are rookie of the year candidates.

If you go the other way, you’ve got a safety with a learning curve and a free agent who still is only on the field for a percentage of the plays.

Johnathan Wood:

…I would go for Linval Joseph. Young (25), huge body who is a perfect fit for the hybrid front (you need at least one big DT like that). Should cost probably about $6M a year, which is a good chunk of change but not hugely overpaying like you’d have to for the top non-Hardy DEs. Then look for your DE in round 1 (Ealy), re-sign Wootton, and sign some other veteran DE who will be cheaper yet a competent rotational guy.

evantonio:

my first move would be to… ah screw it. i don’t want to think of something clever. it’s early.

FIRST. actual answer coming later after i poop.

Thanks for playing!

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  • MB30SD
  • Sactowns#1

    Ya know I just dont see too many stud safeties coming out of this draft. I say you grab one in FA for cheap, a Ryan Clark or Nate Allen wont break the bank. Then maybe a D lineman, I know we all want the brother of Black Unicorn, the Brown Pegasus. I just dont know if we can afford him. So maybe a BJ Raji or Brett Keisel. I have to agree that we cant just go be Bobby big spender every free agency and expect the cap not to come bite us in the tukus like it’s going to bite the Niners.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yup. If we went FS in the first round because he was the BPA, then it kinda craps all over our plans to get a good DE and DT in the draft … plus, junior might take a while to adjust to the big league … and his mentor is Major Pringles. Euch.

      In other news, Robocop reboot was mmkay. Less gory and less humor than the original, and the baddie was no Clarence Bodiker (“Bitches leave!”). In fact, there were no bitches … and Ed 209 doesn’t give anyone ten seconds to comply.

  • MB30SD

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    It isn’t 5-6 years ago. Bears not hamstrung by outlandish contract re: Shea McClellin. Why are fans so obsessed w/him? If he sucks, move on.

    For me it’s because 1. It was phil’s first pick as the new Bears GM, 2. He was/is a big scary project/reach bust and we could have had c jones instead, so the mistake was doubly as costly (his shittiness + the opty cost)

    If emery knocks this draft out of the park, the monkey is somewhat off his back because he’s proven he def can draft two years in a row – that needs to continue, but at least he’ll have put two together.

    He pulls another CD in rd 1 or 2 this year and we’re back to making angelo comparisons… and it takes another draft next year to see what he can do. Which would obviously all be VERY bad.

    My personal prognostication… he hits another home run, our D improves to at least middle of the pack… and canada owes me a public blog apology for being right about lovie/mari/tice having their finger prints all over emery’s first draft.

    • CanadaBear

      I didn’t get that tweet, either. It’s a 1st rd pick. They are the most important pick to get right. Now that there is a rookie wage scale it’s not as big of a deal if you pick a Cadester, Sex Cannon, Haynes, etc. but it’s still a killer.

      Emery is going to have to hit on at least 3 D picks this year before I’ll go the public apology route. Actually nothing would make me happier than to be wrong and we get some good young players. Still not convinced he can pick D in the draft.

      • MB30SD

        Yep, I get it my maings. I’m hoping he knocks it out of the park this year, and that with a rebuilt dline, and far fewer injuries, that bostic and greene have a fair shot to take a step forward and show some value.

        And I’m just kidding about the public apology thing anyway. What fun would it be if I can’t razz ya a bit?

        • CanadaBear

          I hear that. I would gladly admit I’m wrong about Emery drafting D but first he has to get it right.

      • Irish Sweetness

        So if CD kills at Mike, eventually …? The jury’s still out on CD for me – let him play a position he’s built for before we cry ‘bust’. His nickname may change from CD to ‘Country’ before long …..

        • MB30SD

          Again. .. it’s hardin/conte theory all over again.

          We’ll he’s played something else his entire fb career… oh he’s not going to be good at that in the pros…. ok, hmmmmm… hey, I got it. He’ll probably be awesome at a position he’s never played in his entire life then!!! At the pro level!!!

          This isn’t high school irish. But hey, here’s to hoping that crazy shit works well. .. you know, just this Ooooone time.

          • SC Dave

            To some extent, I suppose, it would depend on that “football intelligence” that Emery runs on about. Goes CD have enough? I dunno, but gotta see to believe.

          • MB30SD

            agree dave. Def be interested to see it put into action, but if it’s obvious the guy wasn’t born to be a LB, then don’t piss the $2M away and just put him on ST and make him a wrecking ball. Then next year admit dude was a bust and move on.

        • CanadaBear

          That would be sweet but I just can’t see it. Hope you’re right.

    • Johnathan Wood

      It would actually cost the Bears about $2M more to cut McClellin than keep him on the roster this year. Try him at LB. If he bombs, it will make sense to consider cutting him next year.

      • MB30SD

        Oh, I’m not advocating we eat his check and cut him, I’m just finding it hard to think he’ll be great at a position he’s never played if he’s not good at one he’s played his whole career. I have to believe that if he was going to be a great LB his college coaches would have seen SOMETHING and at least tried it right?

        • Johnathan Wood

          supposedly he played more LB than DE in college.

          • MB30SD

            not what I remember hearing jon. I remember when phil make the pick… after the shock and ‘who in thee fuck is that!?!?!” wore off.. all the stats guys on the blog posted stats, highlight vidz, etc… dude played situational LB and more of a standing DE who could drop guy, but not IMLB.

            Anyone who gives a rat’s ass care to do a little research? Maybe my memory fails?

          • Johnathan Wood

            no, you’re absolutely right there. He played a hybrid DE/LB role in college.

          • MB30SD

            every once in a while jon…

        • Irish Sweetness

          I dunno man, football is a simple game. He was running after the ball at DE, he’ll be running after the ball as LB- he just lines up in a different spot now and he won’t be wrestling with bigger dudes all the time. Love to see him at mike. DJW wasn’t all that impressive, he was getting like half of Urlacher’s tackles and none of the special stuff we got from Bri.

          • MB30SD

            That first sentence derailed the rest of your argument.

            It’s really not. In college we ran a pro D scheme. Wow. Mt head spun. Took me 2 years just to feel comfortable with it all… and I don’t usually consider myself one of the dumb meatheads… usually.

  • MB30SD

    btw, why is no one really talking about this: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/living/2014/02/20/nr-ray-rice-video-dragging-fiancee.cnn-ap&hpt=hp_c3&from_homepage=yes&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

    RIce is fucked man. The police said they have VIDEO of rice knocking his fiance the fuck out in the elevator. These fucking guys.

    • CanadaBear

      I read somewhere that she was swinging at him and he was just trying to get her to stop swinging and then she spit in his face. Rice landed an uppercut right on the button. I have no idea if this is true. Not going to defend Rice or anything but when someone spits in another person’s face, male or female, you better be prepared for some kind of reaction.

      • MB30SD

        trust me canada, i get that thought process, you just be ready for the consequences. Can’t hit a woman no matter how cray cray. And you know the deal… bitches… be crazy.

        • CanadaBear

          I’ve been pretty lucky. Both of my wives are/were low key without a lot of self-created drama.

          • gpldan

            I got a story about a divorce lawyer coaching his female client to pick an altercation with the husband prior to moving out. Which she did and got messed up. After which she tells the popo that the lawyer told her to do it – which he denies – but the bitch was taping her meetings with the lawyer – so he sued HER under some privacy law and got way fucking ugly. Net net is it got the motherfucker written up by the BAR. Asshole.

          • CanadaBear

            They kinda deserve each other. His punishment should be he has to marry her and live with her for a few years.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahaha…

          • johnnywad

            My God. What a miserable woman. What a piece of trash the attorney is. How the hell do these people find it in them to get out of bed every day?

          • MB30SD

            divorce lawyers are the fucking scourge of the earth maings. They are worse than VCs, and trust me when I tell you for me to say that means a LOOOOOOTTTT.

            They are vultures who feed on the carrion of rotting hopes, putrefying dreams and the death of true love and trust.

            You literally have to not have a soul to be a divorce attorney.

            (what… me… bitter?!)

          • Irish Sweetness

            The only winner in any divorce …. the attorneys. Aye aye?

          • MB30SD

            Aye laddie

          • Irish Sweetness

            At least you’ve got rights to the kids. Being unmarried I have to wait unitl my twins are 7 (they’re 3 now), then I would have to jump through hoops for about 6 months in court just to get registered as their father . Apparently the custody battle would be a massive waste of time and money. They have my last name, Irish passports, and I’m on the birth cert, but I’m not legally entitled to jack shit where the kids are concerned. She’s on the internet everyday to some guy in Nevada who says he “wants to take care of my kids”. He’ll be coming over here next month and I’m suppose to sit idly by and wait for him to whisk them off state-side? FML. He was over here four times in one year – and I’m wondering what for.

            Is there anything I could do to quash her visa application? I know it’s not easy to get a U.S. visa if you’re Thai. Would a letter to the U.S. Embassy from a disgruntled father be enough to raise a red flag over the application? NBIT?

          • MB30SD

            fucken a man. Is there extradition from IRL back to thailand?

            Fuck it man… take em and run.

            scratch that… NB better chime in instead.

          • CanadaBear

            Irish go a different route. I’m not trying to make light of your situation. Tell your ex it will be way more difficult to for her to get into the US with the kids (probably true). It doesn’t sound like she really wants the kids. I’d be willing to bet he doesn’t want them. Most of the guys looking for mail order brides couldn’t get laid at Ladies Day at the World’s Fair. I’m guessing you could smell the desperation from across the room. Not to mention he might feel guilty about your situation. Also, if he keeps coming over to Thailand he must have some cash. Cozy up to him and see if you can leverage him for some money for you taking the kids. Win-win. I know this is distasteful but if their relationship is a foregone conclusion it’s something to think about.

          • MB30SD

            Good canada. Worth a shot.

          • johnnywad

            I know man. Feel for you. That system is WAY fucked. Too much at stake to let attorneys with a financial interest twist shit around. Maybe everything should just be presented to arbitrators in a short, tidy affair. No attorneys involved. Nobody should profit from this shit.
            On the bright side, you’ve got some kids that you obviously love more than possible. And who knows, maybe you’ll find the perfect, kind hearted, swimsuit model with huge fake titties that wants to commit the rest of her days to your happiness. Could happen

          • MB30SD

            Thanks johnny. Preciate it my maings.

            From your mouth to God’s ears… As my godmother always says.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Asshole … and Bitch.

        • gpldan

          CNN took the video down.

          Here it is on the Tubez – it will be gone by EOD, so you may want to break out your Youtube ripper.

          • MB30SD

            I heardz they gotz the vidz of him actually hitting her in the elevator. before that shot after the doors open.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Hearsay dude. Hearsay.

          • MB30SD

            V-i-d-e-o my man.

            That’s what they call Irrefutable. Evidence.

          • Irish Sweetness

            All I see is a guy carrying an unconscious lady from an elevator … and it’s backed with hearsay that he knocked her out .. .when there are many reasons she could be in that state. That’s all I got.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Scenario for you MB :

          Your girl comes home after another AWOL period. She’s either drunk or high. She kicks off as soon as she gets in the door. You are calm and sober, foreseeing the inevitable, you go upstairs and lock yourself into your bedroom. She follows you upstairs and starts kicking the door in. This is not your home, it is rented – and you don’t have spare cash at the end of every month to be buying new doors. You open the door to avoid this cost. She barrels in and attacks you, resorting to the basic scratch-the-eyes-out attack. The stakes have been upped, blindness is now a possibility. In self defense you put your hand around her throat and move her bodily back out of the room. This action enrages her even more and now she’s full on MMA-ing your ass, picking up weapons and continuing to try and scratch your eyes out as you remove each weapon in turn whilst also deflecting the endless barrage of blows she’s reigning down on you.

          You’re getting tired now. She’s not, emboldened and energised by whatever drug is in her system. You are perilously close to the top of the stairs (WOODEN) which are steep, and end abruptly with a wall at their foot. Your chest is pounding, your heart rate through the roof and there’s not much left in the locker, you don’t even know how long this has been going on for, but you’re dog tired now. She doesn’t appear to be losing any energy whatsoever. At any time you could have tipped her down the stairs and ended it, but you didn’t because your kids are down there, and there are other options. You could have slammed her head against the wall repeatedly when you had her up against it, trying to get some respite from the fight – but you don’t. The claws come out again, you’ve not got long before you become too physically exhausted to safely defend yourself.

          What do you do?

          • johnnywad

            Call the police and set the phone down still connected before opening the door.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Ah okay, we’re in America I guess in that situation. Calls are recorded over there right? The law gets observed etc. Very country-dependent would such a situation be. Suppose that happens in say, a south-east Asian country. Very different response.

          • MB30SD

            what johnny said maings.

            But yeah, in general I’d basically just bum rush her, grab her and wrestle her to the ground (all ‘gently’ not actually hurting her), then just lye on top of her with her arms pinned until she calmed down. Or just leave.

            Never punch her. Oh, and if she can basically kick your ass, you are with the wrong chick.

      • Cormonster

        I hocked a massive lugie into the eye of a guy who kept messing with me at a church camp. He had a handful wiping it off his face. I was ready for a fight but he walked away.

        • johnnywad

          Church camps can get pretty damn dicey

          • MB30SD

            this one time…. in church camp.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        I agree. Spitting in someone’s face…better be ready for anything. I’m not condoning it, but it’s almost understandable. It’s like slapping someone.

        http://s776.photobucket.com/user/achromaggie/media/Gifs/tumblr_ldybv2ENXH1qal8uu.gif.html

        • MB30SD

          WHAT DID THE FIIIIVE FINGERS… SAAAY TA THAFAAACE?

          SLAP!

        • Cormonster

          I almost got in big trouble once for slapping a guy at a bar in Long Island right after hate crime laws went into effect.

          Act 1: A big group was at this huge hotel bar / lounge the night before my friends wedding on Long Island. Some of us had recently got stoned and I ate a bunch of Qat (my buddy and his friends were recently in the Peace Corp in The Gambia and had a bunch). Most of the place was empty, but this guy and girl come in, crowd into our group of about 20-30 and start harassing my friend. She was total Butch and he was a flamer. They keep telling him his marriage will never work and monogamy is not natural. This went on for well over an hour.

          Act 2: My buddy who was getting married was PISSED! I threw some digs at them and they called me rude. So I mocked the gay guy. I crossed my legs effeminately on my bar stool with a limp wrist with a cigarette in my hand. I said who’s the rude one? Then I said “you or you” several times, each time pointing my foot and limp wrist alternately between them. Then I stood up walked up to the gay guy, and said “your the rude one”. Then I did the French slap, palm on one cheek and back of the hand on the other. Not real hard, but harder than I planned.

          Act 3: The tension had been building, but after that chaos ensued. The Butch starts yelling hate crime and call the police over and over. She jumped on my back and ripped my glasses off scratching my face and hitting me. My buddy who was getting married was luckily pulled away and brought to his room, yelling at the bitch the whole time. She was also calling us monogomists! She was the instigator and she was batshit crazy after that. After the police were called, my friends were trying to get me to leave and go to my room. I said no way, then I would look guilty. I apoligized to the guy (not for slapping him, but doing it harder than I wanted). We had a hug, and he wanted nothing to do with the cops.

          Act 4: Hotel security separated us and brought me to the other side of the lounge. The whole time that bitch was still going crazy, calling hotel security rent a cops and demanding that the police get there sooner to arrest me for a hate crime. The head of this huge hotel questioned me before the cops arrived. When I explained what I did, he thought I might be in some trouble. When I explained what she did after, he liked my prospects.

          Act 5: 4 squad cars pull up. When I see that I start getting a little nervous, but I stayed calm the entire time. Lucky for me all the cops first interaction was with crazy womyn. When 2-3 cops interviewed me I told them exactly what happened, and they all started laughing while trying to be professional. No charges were pressed, but those two were kicked out of the hotel and had to stay somewhere else.

          Act 6: After the wedding reception the next night, we all went back to the hotel bar. The hotel manager and head of security from the night before had a few late night drinks with us after they were done working and we had some laughs. I guess they were monogamist homophobes too. Also found out that she was a pilot and he was a stewardess.

          • johnnywad

            MB’s mantra will fit nicely here. “Hose be Trippin.”

    • Irish Sweetness

      Slow down, MB .. .we don’t know what the bitch did to to him ….there’s always a reason ….. always.

      I’m with Bill Burr on this one.

  • gpldan

    You ever take a dump and it makes you feel like you slept for 12 hours? Yes!

    Sorry – channeling Mamet again…. 🙂

    You like the Shakespeare? Be that way. Here is a great soliloquy!

    • MB30SD

      Dr. Oz?

      • gpldan

        Ha!

    • Irish Sweetness

      And this one was over in the sidebar. Find me a better couple of minutes from the late, great PSH.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)
    • gpldan

      That is lab work I can get behind.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        I would love for someone to fund me to research that.

        • MB30SD

          Fund!?!?!

          I’ll do it for F-R-DOUBLE-E maings!

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I’m greedy.

          • MB30SD

            sheesh, I guess.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)
    • MB30SD

      ridiculously expensive for a fucking .22, but excellent idea. What’s the price of safety when you have kids. If it came out in a .40 and came down in price I might think about it.

    • Irish Sweetness

      $1800 before you pull a trigger? Wow. Interesting paradox in the ad though – they talk about safety, when the thing is designed to put holes in people. There are plenty of guns in Thailand, but I have never felt the need to have one in my home. I guess if I was lucky in life and I had a big fuck off mansion full of stuff then I might feel differently.

  • gpldan

    Your tools are weak, you’re weak!

    I got here on a Talking Moose!

    You see this gumdrop? Elf you!

    https://screen.yahoo.com/glengarry-glen-christmas-000000184.html

  • MB30SD
    • Irish Sweetness

      Guns. Fat bastards, the illusion of freedom. Yup.

      The second photo used to make me shake my head. A family, smiling out at the camera armed to the fucking teeth with projectile firearms. But one day that’s all that will stand between the ordinary American and the paramilitary organization that comes to load them onto the cattle train. Now I get it, protect yourselves … not from some imaginary gun-toting rapist … but from your own government.

      Like that rock I saw in Dachau, the one with ‘Nie Wieder’ written on it … it will happen again though. And in the most unlikely of places. The jigsaw pieces being laid are moving towards that point. Take away all your freedoms (done for the most part) .. .. followed by de-population.

      (triiiiiiiiiing)

      Wait, there’s somebody at the door …

      PHHFT! PHFFT!

      • Cormonster

        There’s a major bullet shortage in the US right now for certain calibers. Homeland Security is gobbling up about 3 billion, and anytime a store gets a new shipment they sell out right away as people stock up too. There’s no question that a lot of people are scared of the government.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Homeland buying up bullets ? For real?? Makes you wonder why they would do that.

          Disclaimer : The following is definitely out-there, and I don’t stand behind it.

          For those who really want to get well and truly lost down the rabbit hole, there was a guy called Phil Schneider back in the nineties, who said he was a contractor for building all these underground military bases. Now his stories were so far out there I just assumed he was a nut, but I watched all of his stuff as you do, looking for holes etc. He said all the underground bases are connected by very high speed rail – not much goes on above ground, all the interesting shit happens on subterranean levels… and this is where it gets weird. There was a job for building railcars – lots and lots of railcars – that only had shackles inside them. Ring a bell? Idea being that one day, the opposition to the NWO or whatever the fuck is going down, anyone who has ‘flouted’ homeland security, the patriot act or whatever, they all get shuttled off to wherever for whatever. I expect that’s a one-way journey. Too horrible too imagine ? When one considers that we know it has happened before, maybe not so ….

          I just listened to his stuff because he had great stories. The best being that they were extending a base under Dulce AFB, and they tunnelled right into a Tall Grey base – a bunch of soot and stink came up through the hole. Allegedly(he said), the powers that be were aware of the base (but hadn’t told the crew) and there was about 60 black and green berets, Delta force, the whole nine yards, onsite and ready for action. He went down into the hole with a few SF guys, he was armed himself with a pistol. They came across a couple of greys, said he shot one dead, and the other waved its hand across its chest and a bright blue beam fried Schneider – taking a circular hole out of his hand (there is a very clean circular cut on his hand where he’s missing fingers). A SF guy bundled him into the basket and sent him back up – the SF guy then lost his life. All SF – about 60 guys – eventually lost their lives too.

          Sounds insane I know, but I have heard that from a few different whistle-blowers. It’s known as the Dulce wars. Allegedly all SF soldiers died of head traumas. (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/branton/esp_dulcebook14.htm)

          [N.B. The ‘article’ above mentions Bob lazar. I debunked his story recently on a physics-level regarding element 115 which he claimed was fuel for flying saucers. He made his claim around ’87/’89 when it was not yet known the half-life of 115 was milliseconds and so he couldn’t have “taken some home” as he claimed to have done – not that it’s likely anyone could take shit out of S-4 anyway. I hadn’t realized that Stanton Friedman had already debunked his claims to have been at Caltech, and apparently he finished in the bottom third of his HS class.]
          Weird thing #1 : This story was I believe from the late seventies I think, he was telling it in the early nineties or eighties (to the best of my recollection, haven’t watched it in a while). Back then there wasn’t really the internet as we know it, and a lot of the other things he talks about are corroborated elsewhere by whistle-blowers. This stuff doesn’t appear much in books, although he did reference one book (the name and author of which escapes me, but it may be called “Above top secret” which deals primarily with the extensive network of connected underground bases in the USA.

          Weird thing #2 : Schneider (whose dad was a U-boat commander in WWII and brought over by the Navy!) said he’d had many attempts on his life, and died not from the cancer from which he’d received treatment for, but was found dead in his apartment – he was hanging … with his hands tied behind his back.

          There are many videos of Phil Schneider on YT. Some mention his father, Oscar, although I don’t see how that’s relevant. But for anyone interested in alien agenda, he does go into that – not many do. Good entertainment if nothing else. I did find it weird that he would sell rocks and other shit at the end of his lectures. Sure does tell a good yarn though.

          The underground trains with shackles built for a purpose does kind of send the shivers down your spine.

          • MB30SD

            See I can get into the government conspiracy stuff.. at least that stuffs well within the reach of probability.

            Aliens… not so much for me (not that I don’t believe they’re out there cause I do)

  • gpldan

    He wants a 5-year deal, but is the kind of safety that works well in a 4-3 scheme with an ability to come down into the box and fill against the run.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/buffalo-bills/post/_/id/7413/pricing-the-market-jairus-byrd

    Goldson was a big underperform for the Bucs, I expect Lovie who can’t coach safeties to figure something out – but Byrd is a full step up from that.

    • MB30SD

      Lovie wouldn’t know a good free safety if one trotted up and kicked him squaaah in the nutz.

    • Irish Sweetness

      How much do we have to play with if …..

      A. Peppers goes
      B. Melton goes.
      C. Peanut goes.

      Can we afford say a Michael Bennett and a Jairus Byrd? I’d still draft a DE in the first two rounds in that scenario. Wooten and Bennett does not a DE roster make. How much does TJ Ward want?

  • MB30SD
    • gpldan

      Very silly. Be more interesting to try and build a real car driven by computer that could do the ring in real life.

      I have GT6 and a wheel. You should get it. It’s very good with the wheel. I really like it.

      • MB30SD

        I had 4 with the wheel (as you know… hopefully I pushed you into your current setup a bit)… and I really liked it.

        My problem right now is a bit ‘o bills coming due. A 5 digit liars bill, and some other shit. Once that’s done and behind me I am def going to pick up a PS4 and MWghost. GT6 and a wheel might come shortly thereafter.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I don’t have any money. My bank a/c in Ireland is -900 euro. It’s been -900 euro forever it seems. But if I had excess cash and could pay somebody to fix me up with a sit-in cabinet with World of Tanks piped in …. foot pedals : left- forward, right – reverse, no steering wheel, just those backwards-forward shifts to go left and right …..aw God I need sex.

        • MB30SD

          Irish…. you live in fucking thailand and you can get sex some how some way?!!?

          Common maings. What about a grateful mother of one of your students? Just do me a favor and wear a jimmyhat this time please.

          • Irish Sweetness

            They aren’t expensive for you high-rollers, but pros still cost money. Every penny is accounted for. I work, come home and look after the kids, she goes to work when I get home. I sleep (some). That’s it. No time or money for anything else. C’est la vie.

          • MB30SD

            Fuck man. I’m sorry.

            Take em home with you. Has to be more opty back home for a smart (but crazy) guy like you, no?

  • MB30SD

    remember our talk on marketing. This is awesome!

    Oh, and can someone explain to me the whole Chrissy Teigen thing… I don’t really get it.

    • CanadaBear

      I can’t explain it. I thought with the big, fake boobs maybe you could explain it. Only thing I know is she’s supposed to be a live wire and she’s married to John Legend.

      • MB30SD

        Ok, so here’s my thing… I can certainly explain the big fake boobs part. Yummy. She has an amazing body without question.

        The face… not so much. I don’t find her face attractive AT ALL. Not saying she’s not attractive, just saying *I* don’t find her attractive.

        • CanadaBear

          Not your usual fare. Well done!

          • MB30SD

            I actually love that look. Smoking hot brunette with great long soft amazing smelling hair and big tits. delicious! (also see lucy pinder)

  • gpldan

    Youtube comment on the Ray Rice video:

    “he never gives 100%. He could have dragged her an extra yard.”

    I know it’s wrong, but I LOL’ed.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Just posted my Bears’ draft preview (I only did the first round, though I’ll dig deeper as the process moves along).

    http://profootballnetworks.com/2014/02/21/glossing-over-bears-draft-options-2014-pre-combine-edition/

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      So, my FA and Draft moves would result in this:

      FS, 2nd rd draft pick/Conte; SS Whitner

      CB, Jennings, Peanut (?),Bowman, Frey, McManis, Draft Pick

      LB, Briggs, D.J. Williams, McCllelin, Bostic, Greene, Draft Pick

      DE, Wooten, Hageman, Bass (?),Vet DE

      DT, Joseph, Ratliff, Paea, Cohen (?)

      • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

        if Landen Cohen is on the team this year i simply will not watch. If David Bass is anything less than a 4th DE I will not watch.

        • bearsfantillend

          LOL, you will watch and you will like it.

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          I’m wondering what the Bears will do with the peripheral guys: Bass, Cohen Washington, McManis, Cosntanzo (great SP dude).

          New system, one more try, or throw all them bums out? hmmm..

          • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

            Cohen, is not a peripheral guy. he is a dude off the street that they needed after Ellis retired, McBride got hurt, Irving got hurt, Melton got hurt, Collins got hurt and Paea was playing on one leg. he will not be on an NFL roster.

            Bass was decent i guess for a 7th round practice squad pickup. McMannis is special teams and backup corner and Costanzo is solid specials and a brutal LB. Don’t know what they will do with Washington, who is built like a god but plays like a spaz with no field awareness. Cohen gone, others will stick.

          • Johnathan Wood

            ESPN beat writer Michael C. Wright said that a coach told him Washington was dominant when he did technique right in practice last year. The problem was that he was so inconsistent with doing the technique right, and it never improved as the season went on. Might be part of why the DL coach was fired.

            Washington was always gonna be a project; that’s why he dropped to round 6. He jumped back and forth between DE and OLB in college, so never developed the technique much.

            You know who Washington reminds me of a bit? Greg Hardy. Athletic beast who didn’t have an established position (some saw him as more of a TE) and was raw, but had a ton of potential. Dropped to round 6 despite having round 2-3 projections from some. It took Hardy a couple years to put it together, but eventually he did. That’s a best-case scenario for Washington, IMO.

            Of course, there are plenty of athletic freaks who never amount to anything. Here’s hoping the new coaches can coach him up.

          • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

            They call Washington “The Octopus” because when he is out there his arms flap around giving the illusion of as many arms as, uh, well, an octopus. Hope he can turn that cartoonish physique into something productive.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I was very excited about Washington, like most of us. A lot of the players seemed not only NOT to progress, but actually REGRESSED. (Yes, that’s like a double negative).

            That’s why I was hoping the Bears would hire a new DC, but instead they hired a bunch of new assistants. I guess we’ll find out.

          • MB30SD

            this

          • Johnathan Wood

            the position coaches develop the players more than the DC in most cases.

            And it’s tough to say if Washington regressed or whatnot, because he played a total of like 10 snaps last year.

          • Bass has more pick sixes in 12 games than Chris Conte does in 45.

          • MB30SD

            btw ev, how’s your fiance’s sister… AKA, my future ex wife in conte hatred.

          • she’s good. been hitting the gym hard, getting ready for your first date. the hard work is really paying off!

            http://bit.ly/1bA2jmh

          • MB30SD

            seexe giiirl (said in fat bastard voice)

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    OK, we’re talking football, and I feel like we’re going off topic, so let’s get back to the real issue.

    ALIENS.

    Here’s what I don’t get.

    Why don’t the Aliens just land on the White House?

    I keep hearing all these excuses, “The Aliens don’t want to interfere with our progress, free will, natural development…” Yada yada.

    Why the fuck not? When humans discover a new species, we put it in a zoo! Do we give a shit about their ‘natural evolution’? I’ve seen pictures of mice with a fucking ear sticking out of them.

    If Aliens are that smart, they’d know that them introducing themselves to Humans won’t trigger Armageddon.

    It’s not as if the Vatican (who my by most accounts already know or at least accept the possibility of aliens) is going to make everyone drink cool aid.

    Will there be major up heaval and short term instability? Naturally. But it’s not as if The American Revolution was bloodless.

    Come on, Aliens, just land on the White House already (and don’t forget to swing by Thailand).

    • johnnywad

      Maybe they’ll take Congress when they leave.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Aliens are allegedly more advanced, so I doubt it. Maybe for anal probing?

        • johnnywad

          In flight snacks

    • gpldan

      Is this a Sarducci bit?

    • Irish Sweetness

      1. Why would they land at the White House?

      2. It is more likely they have already been in contact with our leaders for some time.

      a) people (homo sapiens) ask that very question as if they had the first clue as to what alien agenda might be.

      b) It has been alleged by various whistle-blowers whose 50 year gag orders are up that deals are already in place with certain races.

      Presumably, one of the points in the deal is non-disclosure of their presence here, as the shadow government who control the alien issue (formerly the Majestic 12) do not want the general public knowing for sure that we are sharing this planet with many other species. They believe that the planet are not ready for the knowledge that not only are we not the only advanced species on earth, but in fact that we are a long way behind the many advanced species who are already here. Another reason is that the very people who form the shadow government (apparently Kissinger is one), have big oil interests and the sharing of zero-point energy and cold fusion is not in their financial interest.

      The lone survivor of Roswell crash #1, J-Rod, was allegedly a grey of unknown origin. The short greys are allegedly biological robots that do the dirty work for the Tall Greys (from Zeta Reticuli’s system). Allegedly the Tall Greys have a ‘deal’ whereby they can collect and experiment on humans as they see fit, it is not known what they have given the USA, if anything, in return. Some speculate that technology – or help with- has been given. Notably from the recovery of downed spacecraft came integrated circuits, lasers, fiber-optics, night-vision, all of which came to be within a two year period with no clear ‘inventors’. Humans are allegedly a hybrid species of 12 inter-galactic races and this is one possible reason why we are so interesting to ‘aliens’. We represent a very long experiment ongoing over thousands of years with some end-purpose. It has been mentioned that we are ‘containers’ for something unspecified.

      The Reptilians are not benevolent like the Tall Whites. The Greys experiment on us – they get the small greys to manage the abductions and experimentation). But the reptilians do not like us to say the least. Then there is a higher level of alien, above all others, whom all other races respect – the ascended masters – our progenitors. They have been linked to the Bible, perhaps where Jesus comes in, and the day of reckoning. They once lived here and they will return. It has been alleged that they are not happy with the NWO, and they are watching, they will not allow a nuclear war, nor will they allow the NWO to do anything radical to the human race – we ‘belong’ to them, we do not belong to the NWO. To all intents and purposes – they are our ‘God’, and one cannot know the mind of God.

      N.B.There was an alleged exchange of 12 U.S. servicemen (in the 1960s)that went to live on the planet ‘Eben’, a dry arid planet (ref : serpo.org from an interview with an ex-employee at Los Alamos, codenamed LANL-1. Two died there due to excessive radiation. One native of Eben remained on earth.

      It has been alleged by a number of sources that Eisenhower (who held the highest security level of any President in the history of the USA, but still not the highest – Cosmic) demanded a tour of Area 51/S-4 or he would order an invasion by the U.S. first army from Colorado (area 51 is outside the jurisdiction of the USA) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2FyONXh22M – 8:50 minutes in … first hand witness … although there are many other sources and documentaries to this effect) .. he gave them a week. Ike allegedly met with Greys at Holloman AFB in ’55 when three saucers landed and met with him.

      Then there are the Tall Whites (Pleideans), who allegedly have an embassy/base in areas 52/3 which is inside Area 51, Indian Springs Nevada. Ref: Charles J Hall, former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer – who last year asked six members of congress to disclose this fact, although he did not mention how he came to find this out). Presumably they would have no reason to land on the lawn of the White House, as they already have a deal in place.

      Allegedly, a Venusian, Valiant Thor did indeed land his craft some way away from the Pentagon and asked to meet the necessary people. Before anyone thinks – it’s way too hot there – there has also been allegations that there are beings who live beneath the surface of the earth and that an entire civilization lives inside the earth. It has also been alleged that the moon is actually a giant hollowed-out alien base. It is the only satellite in the solar system which has a permanent ‘dark side’ from its mother planet, and the Chinese have recently spent a lot of money sending a rover to that very side, and it’s been very quiet.

      Apollo 11 was accompanied by an alien craft for part of its journey which Aldrin talks about on YT. This craft was also present on later apollo missions and filmed – this is also on YT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpfvhdmhQy4)

      The Vatican have indeed admitted the existence of aliens – in fact they have their own x-files department, and the Bible itself refers to the ascended masters (Nephilim). this stuff is all over the Sumerian tablets, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Indian history, Japanese history all refer to flying discs, and it is believed that the Atlantean Empire was overseen by the ascended masters, those that transformed us from apes to ‘humans’.

      It only takes one event to be true and Pandora’s box is opened. The only people who can deny that certainly one saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico (there were allegedly two, as well as the Kingman, Ariz. disc) are :

      a) Idiots who wouldn’t see the wood for the trees, and those who filter things out because they don’t want to believe such a thing could be true.

      b) people who have not looked at the evidence.

      The book of evidence grows with time as people come forward (the gag orders expired in 1997 when Col. Philip Corso wrote his book ‘The day after Roswell’ – which has been confirmed to Candian Def, Minister Hellyer “as being all true -every single word”). There is the Ramey memo. There are the myriad witnesses from the forces who have given their testimony that a craft was recovered along with bodies and two live ones. There is Maj. Jesse Marcel who brought parts from the crash to his home and laid them out for his family to see. The USAF admitted on radio THE NEXT DAY that a crashed saucer had been retrieved … and the very next day after that they CHANGED THEIR STORY!! Weather balloons. We got it wrong, it was a weather balloon. Maj. Marcel then had to appear in a photo with a shredded weather balloon saying this is what had ‘crashed’. His son is now a doctor and says that was not what dad brought home that night. Col. Philip Corso was tasked with controlling the cover up and the bodies etc. He waited until his superior officer Gen. Trudeau had died before coming forward. His YT interviews are compelling, this man is not lying. Interestingly, the end of his book contains reference to the bases on the moon. But there are HUNDREDS of witnesses to Roswell. That is the only story which needs to be true.

      Before 1947 had ended, you had the NSA and a whole bunch of interesting organizations that popped up.

      I suggest people get acquainted with the Sirius disclosure movement. Its instigator Dr. Steven Greer is a bit of a peacock, but he has interviewed some 400 witnesses almost all U.S. forces personnel about their own personal stories. At least 100 are available in video format on the web, I have watched most of them. Suppose perhaps 99% of them are liars, maybe – who knows? But if only 1% of them aren’t, then that’s 4 people with incredible things to tell you.

      A lot are similar. People who deal with radar contacts tracking and recording objects and groups of objects travelling at speeds unknown to human travel, changing direction at right angles without stopping or slowing down. Craft appearing over nuclear installations and disabling warheads is the most common. Multiple instances of fighter pilots, civilian pilots, Air-traffic controllers, scientists, doctors, professors. Astronauts Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper. Hundreds of reliable sources telling us that we are being lied to, and that clean and FREE energy sources are being denied to us. Maybe they’re all liars, including Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Dr./Cmdr. Buzz Aldrin and Gordon Cooper of the Mercury missions.

      But if only one of them is telling the truth ……then it’s the biggest secret in the history of mankind, that’s not really a secret to those who can think for themselves when they look at the mountain of evidence staring them right in the face.

      Asking why don’t they land on the lawn of the White House doesn’t make a shred of evidence go away. They don’t think like we do. We don’t even think .. .which is why so few humans even know there are other species of life on this planet who are a lot smarter than we are.

      We are not alone. And we’re at the bottom of the class.

      • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

        Irish, stop man it’s crazy. There are no secrets like this that haven’t been exposed. We fucking know what Marilyn Monroe tasted like for God’s sake. Anonymous will focus on fucking up Westboro Baptist websites but not expose the existence of fucking aliens….got it.

        You can take the video of the “anti gravity” disc and use it as toilet paper. It was a fucking shitty protoype of a hovercraft. We have them, fuck, GI Joe had them and ours go 85 miles an hour instead of 6 like the “anti gravity” disc. We have fucking lasers that we can use to melt military hardware from satellites. We have watches that have almost as much processing capacity as the first computers the size of conference rooms in the 60’s. That’s not alient hardware. That’s fucking brilliant human beings that use math, science, physics and engineering to push boundaries.

        I need you to focus on reality here, like how in the fuck can we kill Conte and delete the blackmail iPhone video he has of Emery fucking a midget in Cabo back in 92.

        • MB30SD

          I was in Cabo in ’92… I bet he does have that exact video. Fucker.

          And agree. Irish, we love you man. Keep your eye on the ball… The football.

        • Irish Sweetness

          1. They want you to believe it’s crazy, that’s why they label anyone who comes out with anything as being crazy. That’s why Secretary of defense James Forrestal was committed to an asylum where he conveniently found a top-floor window open in a secure installation full of psych patients to ‘jump out of’. Do insane people get made Secretary of Defense? What would that say about the country? Or was it the fact that he felt very strongly about full disclosure of the fact that there are hordes of E.T.’s on this planet, and we have a right to know. Just like JFK believed.

          2. Now it doesn’t take a physics professor to understand that you cannot have a one-rotor hovercraft – no stability. I don’t know what else to say, it’s that simple. Just like there wasn’t one rocket on the Saturn V, there were many. You go one degree off a straight vector and it’s all over if you’ve only got one rocket. I’ve seen with my own eyes a clip of an anti-grav device on the CIA declassified section of their website about 14 years ago – definitely not a hovercraft, too small and unmanned. That and a bunch of other stuff are no longer up there. There were documents with almost everything redacted out of them too regarding anti-grav propulsion to the point where you wonder why they call them declassified. But they were awfully long documents talking about anti-grav if there’s no such thing. Also no longer on the website. Just reminded me – I think I still have copies on an old computer for which the power source died, I don’t have another tower to slot the hard drives into.

          As for brilliant scientists – I agree – so why has NASA suddenly stopped going into space? Why are they taking expensive rides off Russia to get to the ISS? Answer: because the U.S. Navy doesn’t need them anymore. Rockets are ancient technology. They’ve got the Tenth fleet now, and they don’t float like boats, they float on gravity wells.

          3. Take the ‘hover-car’ out of the equation all together – the alien question does not stand on that alone. You still have Roswell. There will always be Roswell. Why does the army say on national radio the very next day that a saucer was retrieved from a crash site … and then the day after that say it was a weather balloon? A high-level conversation was had somewhere that started “You told them what? If that doesn’t say it all right there, then I don’t know what does. They hadn’t perfected or even begun covering stuff up back then – they were new to it. Then you have the army witnesses etc. Don’t cherry pick evidence. What happened at Roswell?

          3. Conte. You got me. I would happily eat the cap and just kick his ass to the kerb, along with Major to give him some company.

          Now …. what happened at Roswell? Does the U.S. army not know the difference between a flying saucer with aliens in it …. from a fucking weather balloon? Seriously, I’d love to hear your answer.

          • tobijohn

            #2: Get an external drive enclosure that connects via USB cable, install your HDDs in it and transfer your data to your current PC. Make sure the internal connector is compatible with the old drives (PATA vs. SATA). Example below:

            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388017

          • Irish Sweetness

            They’re IDE ….. but thx!

          • tobijohn

            That’s what i should have said. PATA is typically for CD/DVD drives but the internal ribbon connector should be the same. Just make sure the drive enclosure mentions IDE or EIDE…

          • MB30SD

            irish… have you seen, “The day the earth stood still”?

            There are aliens among us… one word for you… keanu reeves.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Klaatu barada nikto ?

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        I’ve actually been checking out a lot of those links you post, and then some (especially the disclosure project).

        I’m with you in that I trust ex-military men. These guys were high-ranking. A few were in charge of nukes, which means the government at one time put them through a battery of psychological tests and concluded they were of sound mind.

        One of the ex-military, the guy who wrote the book and basically confessed because he was old and the last one who knew, I find especially convincing.

        But again, I ask, why don’t the Aliens just “come out of the closet”? Doesn’t have to on the white house. They want to land on Broadway or in Hollywood (well, maybe not Hollywood because everyone will think they’re a prop), go for it.

        I understand why the GOVERNMENT/agencies don’t want the Aliens to make themselves public (To keep their power), but why the fuck do Aliens care about them?

        Dogs don’t ever want their owners to leave the house, but that doesn’t prevent us from leaving the house.

        They’ve been around long enough. They’ve seen the Egyptian Dynasties rise and fall, supposedly. Don’t know why they would care about any passing government.

        Maybe we are an experiment, and like good scientists, they don’t want to interfere with it (unless the experiment is going to nuke itself out of existence).

        Like I say, I’m still trying to figure out why the Aliens want to keep on the down low.

        You seem rational enough to me. And a lot (not all) of those witnesses seem rational too.

        I’ll keep being an “Alien agnostic” until I see compelling evidence, HARD evidence, myself.

        Though I do enjoy investigating…down the rabbit hole!

        • Irish Sweetness

          Alien agendas? I don’t know man, I just don’t know. I would say though, that ex-military witness testimonies IS hard evidence. They execute people based on witness testimony in murder cases don’t they?

          But again, what’s in it for them if they land in times square, y’know? Why do it? What does it benefit them ? I don’t know.

    • Irish Sweetness

      They may just do tt very thing one day Butch, if teh shadow govt. don’t pull their finger out. If you look at the amount, size and intricacy of the crop circles being recorded (with many interwoven layers, many levels deep), some with obvious alien faces on them, some binary messages, over square miles! … then they must reckon we’re pretty fucking stupid not to get the picture. But how often do you see crop circles on your news networks? These incredible, clearly alien messages … how often do you see it on TV? For most people, if it ain’t on the news …. if it ain’t on the goggle box….. it just ain’t real ….

      • SC Dave

        Crop circles are an admitted fraud.

    • relax, hombre. that mouse has an ear so that your son can get a new penis if his old one ever gets chopped off by a broken bottle in some bar in tijuana.

      science!

      • MB30SD

        Yay science!

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Hey, MB, did you read my articel? One, you should because it’s your Bear duty.
    Two. my homemade memes are awesome!
    Three. You would LOVE the tape on S Pryor. That dude is a violent hitter. I think you’d like him more than Dix, though I know how much you LOOOVE Dix (bwhahaha).

    • MB30SD

      Been saving it fo later today.

      You know I would love to have some big, hard-hitting dix in my backfield!!!

    • Irish Sweetness

      I love it man … “So .. aliens, eh? ” … and then straight back to …..”Hey what about this safety … man he brings the wood!”

      But why not? Aliens rock. Football rocks.

      Now if we could just swing one of those 9 foot tall receivers ….

    • tobijohn

      Link please…

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)
        • tobijohn

          Great write-ups, both. Now I’m off to read Jon’s stuff that you mentioned…

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            Thanks for checking it out. I try to keep them entertaining.
            J-wood’s article are insightful and detailed. I’m glad he posted them because it saves me the trouble of writing a part three on how the Bears have sufficient cap space to make the moves I advocate.

          • MB30SD

            spend part of the new $7M on keeping anderson. Letting him walk would be a HUGE mistake in my mind… after bostic busts at OLB and moves back to the natural spot he’s played his entire career… and after CD busts out at a second spot before we even get to the preseason. SMMFH

  • Doooonnnn’t Caaaaare!

    Jeff: “If N Word is being used by predominantly black player base & no one
    has been beaten to death, why does white Park Avenue need to intervene?”

    Well, i suspect it’s because the NFL brass are trying to turn the sport into more of a sanitized business environment. Guys running around calling each other niggers and faggots and beating the fuck out of their girlfriends, wives and randoms, stockpiling weapons arsenals, drinking codeine like it’s kool aid and having gangbangs on shitty pontoon boats doesn’t come off too well when you’re trying to pitch player safety to soccer moms while touting the players as ambassadors to the world. The league has a problem with guys being fucking animals because they grow up in a gladiator culture. Some grow up in gladiator neighborhoods where everyday is like a day in the yard at gen pop. They are enabled by white and black culture, enabled by shady coaches and administrators and even by authorities in some cases. Tough momentum to turn back.

    This is corporate culture not white culture intervening. We live in a fucked up world where we want our football players, who are mostly just super athletic young alpha males, to be brutal killers on the field and Cliff Huxtable/Ward Cleaver/Tim Tebow off of it.

    • Shady
      • MB30SD

        You are killing me. I’m going to bite the bullet and go get a fucking PS4 ASAP so I can kill you. smfh.

        • Shady

          hayyyyyyyyyyyyyy dios miiiiiiiiiii o

          You can always get a PS3 if you’re feeling cheap, I just hooked mine up in another room.

          • MB30SD

            Send it to me. How’s that for cheap

          • MB30SD

            Fucking rabbit… now you’re lurking too. SMFH

            you didn’t respond to my last text btw

        • Irish Sweetness

          One of the kids at school showed me Titan Fall, looks pretty cool. COD to the max. Jetpacks!

    • MB30SD

      well said yonny

    • Irish Sweetness

      And then we get the white fools on lolwigger.com who think it’s all so cool ….

  • MB30SD

    you guys ever see death race?

    Good idea. I’m for it.

  • MB30SD

    $, Good write ups. Read the FA one too. Couple things.

    * Nice kegal reference

    * Really? You let Anderson, our best LB by far
    cept for briggs, walk?!? Why? I keep him hands down… even over DJW, whom I also want to keep. If we have the space why not keep both (btw, I’m more worried about DJW ability to stay on the field)?

    * I have to admit that your Pryor link was the first time I’ve bothered to look at tape of him. And I only have one thing to say… why? Why would you fucking do that to me!?!? Now I’m going to be totally depressed even when we take a monster badass DE instead of him at #14. My god that kid is a badass. He’s the 10 year future answer to our 10 year past safety problems… looks like he could be anyway. Damn you. That hit at 1:55… oh sweet jebus. I WANT HIM!!! AND he covers like a blanket AND is a total ball hawk.

    * How about this… we do Hittner and joseph in FA, with a couple other midlevel Dline signings. Then go Pryor in 1, and a DT/DE in 2 and 3? Please? Please can I have pryor? (what stage is bargaining again?)

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      I first came across Pryor being mocked to the Fudge, and I always check out who our enemy wants.

      I saw the tape, and thought, “God, no, I hope that dude doesn’t end up on their team.”

      I feel like we have to re-shape our Defensive identity. Last year was like being dumped – you gotta look yourself in the mirror and say, “I’m still a bad-ass. Fuck it” and we need guys like Pryor/Whitner, players with violence and confidence (swag?).

      Right now, our defensive line needs TWO starting DEs and TWO starting DTs. I just don’t think we have the money to buy those through FA. In my plan, the Bears get one badass in Joseph, a solid contributor in Ratliff, a starter in Wooten…and the draft will have to bring us the other DE, whether that be in the 2nd round or 1st, I don’t know, but I really do like Pryor.

      As for Anderson, I thought about it, and I’m just not sure he’ll fit the hybrid, plus we’re going to have to give Shea/Bostic/Greene a chance to become stars, that won’t be possible with Anderson on board. Not enough playing time to go around.

      • tobijohn

        I was curious about no mention of Anderson too but now I get it…

      • MB30SD

        Still don’t get giving a spot to a total no-name conte/hardin theory recipient bust like fucking chicken dinner, over a guy who proved to be our best LB last year (again besides briggsy). btw, same with bostic… you would be giving another project player who’s never played there a spot over a proven vet who’s already a part of the team.

        If that happens I will be VERY upset and will know tucker isn’t our guy. fuck that. cut CD if you have to and eat the $2M… and sign anderson.

        • CanadaBear

          It seemed like Anderson was less effective late in the season. Otherwise, I thought he played well.

          • Johnathan Wood

            Anderson was their 3rd best LB last year. He just stayed healthy, while the other 2 got hurt.

          • MB30SD

            He played MUCH better than djw even when dj wasn’t hurt. Not sure what I was watching but the dude was a playmaker without much help.

            We know Briggs is our bestie but he now has another year and another injury under his belt.

            Letting Anderson walk is a mistake. Period.

      • MB30SD

        Oh, and IF we were to get pryor and IF he were to end up being a vaccaro, berry, reid, conte (just kidding) quality player in his first year, that dbackfield would be so amazingly VICIOUS!!!!

        That’s like going from a broken down 1970’s VW bug (https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRDL5v4VIcExQagZGSz-kD1ULUBcbTJpWU-cE2dhtBIVpACHmO) to a fucking Ford F-150 Raptor (http://wallautos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/free_ford_raptor_lifted_.jpg) in just one year

        (yeah, no idea where that came from… first thing that came to mind and I went with it… but you get my point)

      • Johnathan Wood

        the number of DEs in the draft ready to step in and play from day 1 is very very small. Too many of those tweeners out there, not enough big bad DEs. That’s why I really like Kony Ealy in round 1. Not that he’s necessarily better than some of the other defensive options out there, but he is more valuable IMO due to positional scarcity.

    • tobijohn

      That interception in the corner of the end zone reminded me of a Jeffery catch…

  • MB30SD

    in our continuing discussion about ads we love and hate.

    This one cracks me up every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8H9N7sINKI

    Who?

    • Cormonster
      • MB30SD

        Adorable.

        • Cormonster

          Brilliant strategy.
          http://m.imgur.com/WSwQsU8

          • MB30SD

            I’d never finish/win an argument.

            The Womens just don’t get it. They have an easy strategy for winning every argument and getting whatever they want. .. but they’d rather crush nuts and foment constant draaaamaaaa. Smh.

            Btw, the way to a man’s heart is NOT through his stomach.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Purple bell-end everytime.

  • MB30SD

    any of you guys watching the UFC 170 undercard tonight?

    I’ve never watched a chick match. VERY apparent how much slower and weaker their strikes are. their exchanges all seems to end in slap-fights.

    Not impressed (yes, yes, I’m sure they’d kick my ass… or at least do some damage)

    • Irish Sweetness

      When they get lifers in the octagon fighting for parole … then I’ll watch.

      • MB30SD

        Death race. Check it out maings.

  • George Hernandez

    Clayton from ESPN is now reporting a projected cap of $132MM! Just keeps getting better!

  • Trac

    Emery’s main goal is to get the defense younger, you can really only do that through the draft. If I’m Emery, I try to channel my inner Belichick and I’m trading out of my first pick.

    http://nflmocks.com/2014/01/12/chicago-bears-approach-2014-nfl-draft/

    I’ll even offer up a contest to NewBear and throw out a 500 word essay challenge on any topic if I’m right. Winner gets to pick the topic and present his case, the loser has to offer a rebuttal. He he.

    • Johnathan Wood

      I hope they can trade back about 5 spots and pick up an extra 3rd round pick.

      But they can also get younger in FA. There are some guys just entering their prime who can be had.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Exactly. Hope we can trade back and pick-up either Hageman or Ealy. They both come with serious question marks, but every team needs a pass rusher.

        Mayock also stated that this is the deepest class in 10 years, but it seems like experts said that last year too.

        • Johnathan Wood

          There are about 100 underclassmen who entered early.

          That’s about 30 more than last year, which already set the record. That’s an extra round of talent.

          I expect Emery to be working the phones for UDFAs really well. Those guys this year would be 6th/7th rounders in a lot of drafts.

    • NewBearInTown

      Nobody disagreeing Trac. This is the deepest draft in years, you can get first round talent for probably the first 50 picks. So the first question is simply (1) can you get good value for the trade back. I’d probably take a third rounder to drop back to #20 or so, but I wouldn’t take a fifth rounder. Have to gauge the market.
      But its not as deep on D as on offense. So you have to see (2) how many defensive players come off the board before #14. If Clowney, Mack or Ford is still on the board, I’m not going anywhere. If the top safety or the top DT is still on the board, and is a significant improvement over the next guy in the class, I’m probably taking him. Then again, if 6-7 teams go D with their top pick, I’m more interested in trading back.
      The kinds of trades you would want usually get made in real time on the day. We might have some potential partners lined up (“if so and so is on the board, we’ll give you a 4th” type of thing), but practically we won’t know until we’re on the board. By then, we’ll have answers to both of the above questions.

  • MB30SD

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/story/_/id/10507312/dee-ford-says-better-jadeveon-clowney

    Dee ford on clowney: “Honestly if you watch the film, he plays like a blind dog in a meat market…”

    • tobijohn

      Great line, first time I’ve heard it…

  • johnnywad

    So the Nets signed Jason Collins. He just became the first openly gay player in the NBA.

    And the manager’s statement to the media . . . . . . .

    “The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” general manager Billy King said in a statement. “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.”

    You see what he did there?

    • MB30SD

      perfect.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      haha…the most clever “wink wink” has to go to Welker when Rex Ryan’s foot fetish leaked out. Here it is…
      http://youtu.be/0WCb17psf8Ahttp://youtu.be/0WCb17psf8A

      • johnnywad

        Link’s busted Butch. Nonetheless, I think I remember it. Truth be told, I’m a bit of a “foot” guy myself. Nothing ruins great legs like nasty sloth feet.

  • MB30SD

    mack…

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20140223/khalil-mack-buffalo-nfl-draft/?eref=sihp

    too bad he’s not really a fit for us, but sounds like the kid could be a next lach?

    Also crazy these kids are looking at Madden NCAA and using their ratings as motivation.

  • MB30SD

    Oh thank god!

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cnn-cancels-piers-morgan-live-n36926

    Someone over there finally had mercy. Annoying hack.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Cutler benches more than Jadeveon Clowney. That is all.

    • MB30SD

      danger will robinson. dude’s a fucking loafer.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Couldn’t it just be that Cutler is boof? Look at those guns embracing the kitty.

  • MB30SD
    • Johnathan Wood

      So “God” told him that, if he left the Combine, he would play for the Seahawks, which is his dream?

      Sounds like “God” is his codename for “Pete Carroll and John Schneider.” Say hello to UDFA, sir.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        I imagine it went something like this, with Pete Carroll and his coaches. Wouldn’t put it past them.

        http://youtu.be/sf-5RaFnh2U

        • MB30SD

          Gp, please award this young man some blog points for the rg reference and vid

          • gpldan

            4ever85 gets 1985 blog points for referencing a film with a skinny Val Kilmer in it.

          • MB30SD

            thank you sir. There aren’t many of those anymore. Tombstone and heat are two of my all time favs.

    • Trac

      Sounds like the dude is nursing an injury. This is what modern day Christianity has come to because of all the Charlatans. No dude, that’s not how it works. Smh.

      • gpldan

        Cue my favorite:

        “The flooding of New Orleans is a sign that God is tired of seeing his creation mocked by the Mardi Gras and its perverted display of debauchery and exposed titties.” -Robertson

        • Trac

          That guy has more material than any comedian I’ve ever seen and he gives women suffering from hair loss a bad name.

  • gpldan

    Irish wrote:

    Presumably, one of the points in the deal is non-disclosure of their presence here, as the shadow government who control the alien issue (formerly the Majestic 12) do not want the general public knowing for sure that we are sharing this planet with many other species.

    Hey, can we rename the Bears fans from 4th Phase (which is lame) to Majestic 12th? (which is aweeeeesome)

    Seriously – 4th Phase is the sux0r.

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