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Good morning DBB,

| August 18th, 2014

Before getting into the nuts and bolts of the 2014 Chicago Bears, I figured I should introduce myself to some of the most passionate Bears fans.

As he told you yesterday, I got to know Jeff mostly through Twitter debates after becoming a regular reader of DBB. I have quite a bit of experience blogging myself, previously writing for Bleacher Report and currently writing for cover32 and Bearly Bullogging, a website I launched with my  brother. I’ve also been writing a weekly sports column for my day job for a little over 11 years. More of my nonsense can be found on Twitter (@ChiBearsAD), where I usually react before thinking then defend my opinion until you give up.

I am an avid collector of information and I try to present that information in a way that makes sense. I believe statistics are wonderful and essential, but useless if they’re not used in context. (For example, Jay Cutler was never an average or below average quarterback, but his supporting cast from the GM down was terrible. The result was average-to-below average statistics.)

I’ve taken the last month or so off because of my wedding, but Jeff’s vacation coincides with my wife going to India for work. He asked me to fill in and I thought it to be a much better alternative than being bored out of my mind for three weeks.

In Jeff’s absence, I’m hoping to make the readers of DBB think a little, have a lot of fun and hopefully nobody gets hurt.

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  • Peanut FTW

    Good morning Jeff pretender, and Jeff wherever he may be.

    • Shady

      smh

  • AlbertInTucson

    Welcome.

  • Peanut FTW

    I will say, I kind of hate the weird preseason schedule this season. Friday is poker night; meant for talking about the Bears, not watching them and getting distracted from poker.

  • Maddbearfan

    Oh wait! He doesn’t want us to get hurt and we have to think…that’s asking a lot!

  • For your consideration….

    Good Morning , Daaaahnehy.

    +1 for acknowledging that sometimes a quarterback needs an NFL quality O line, WR’s that aren’t arena league DB’s and OC’s that don’t use schemes from the late 90’s.

    Welcome to the blog you son of a bitch.

    • GPLDAN

      Magnificent bastard I read your blog!

  • Doc Hamstring

    Is your wife in India trying to find a new FS for the Bears?

  • SC Dave

    Hmm… so, we’re merely “better than being bored out of [your] mind”? Nothing like a little respect for the readership coming in, eh usurper?
    Me likely…
    I think Andrew just *might* survive this.

  • GPLDAN

    Did you guys see the animated gif trending on Facebook from the Jags preseason game?

    A referee chucked a flag 31 yards in the air. Somewhere Ed Hoculi got jealous.

    • For your consideration….

      I’m not a huge Chucky fan but when he broke that down on the board with Tirico I was laughing my ass off. It’s embarrassing what they are doing with these penalties. They don’t even know when or why to call that illegal contact. There have been WR initiated contact calls on the DB’s, incidental contact calls on the DB’s, phantom calls on the DB’s, etc.
      All of the calls had one thing in common. They all kept drives alive which means offensive numbers go up with means scoring goes up with means people are more interested in Fantasy which drives more revenue to the league. Fucking with the best game in the world just to profit a bit more….priceless.

      • Paul Stuart

        HATE fantasy. Somewhere deep down in it’s neurology it is rotting the very characteristic of being a fan of team sport and unravelling the “Junk” DNA of all those intangible team driven determinations and collective psychological efforts that cannot be summed up in statistical analysis. Hi Andrew đŸ™‚

  • Max

    “hopefully know one gets hurt”

    … Challenge accepted

  • Trac

    Ahem, O.K. Andy, may I call you Andy?

    Since I have no idee who you really are, in a 100 words or less, please briefly explain what kind of a team you think the 2014 Bears will be.

    • Frank Schoenburg

      He’ll be blogging all week.

      • Trac

        It’s called the post hire interview.

  • Frank Schoenburg

    Welcome to the blog. I think Jeff made a great choice for a guest blogger.

  • I hate thinking! TELL ME WHAT TO THINK!!

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Don’t you dare make me think, you egregious sonofabitch.

    • For your consideration….

      lol, in honor of your return i’m dead posting you, irish style.

  • BearFanInDE

    Hello Andrew! Congrats on the Wedding! Hopefully the wife brings back some good recipes from India!!

    Thanks for filling in or Jeff. I need my regular dose of DBB!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Think? My brain hurts already.

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