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Kate Grossman: I Don’t Like You

| July 2nd, 2014

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There are some great people working over at the Chicago Sun-Times, most notably friend of the blog and Bears beat man Adam Jahns. But it is impossible to ignore the fact that many of the newsrooms around this country are populated by daft, insignificant morons.

Kate Grossman is one of those. Hell, she might even be two of them. The Sun-Times editor was on some dopey chat show, sliding off her chair at the very thought of a George Lucas museum on the lakefront. The museum would, of course, be the nail in the tailgating coffin for Chicago Bears fans at Soldier Field.

I’ve pulled the quotes from a blog over at ChicagoNow and thank emailer Laura for the notification:

“Neil [Steinberg], you have to remember, what’s there right now [by Soldier Field] is a parking lot…. The fact of the matter is – I drive by there all the time. It is an UGLY parking lot. I HATE football! I DON’T CARE if people are going to lose their tailgating. They are going to add 10 acres of parkland – I think it is going to be an improvement… The Field Museum was started by another rich guy who had a lot of chotchkies in his basement,” Grossman said.

First of all, what the fuck is a beautiful parking lot? It’s a parking lot. They all look exactly the same.

Second, according to Ms. Grossman, there should be no Bears fans in the Bears parking lot. Only Ewok fans. Ewoks, I believe, are some kind of midget bear, making this whole conversation ironic if you share my bizarre view of the world.

The problem with Ms. Grossman is a simple one: she’s an idiot. Only an idiot would phrase their support of a nerd museum by ripping a fan base that is one of the only reasons her newspaper still exists. Going after Bears fans in Chicago is like firing all the Catholics in Vatican City. You’re going to feel pretty damn lonely when you’re through.

Kate don’t gate. So it is easy for her to say, “Fuck the people who do!” I’d just like to see her say in a room full of hardworking, lifelong Bears STHs who cherish their few hours 8 Sundays a year in their ugly parking lot. That would take guts. Moxie. But I have a feeling Grossman possesses neither.

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  • Trac

    City property, right ? Tailgating vs. culture? This is a no brainer. Brats over bratts. Heck no we won’t go, heck no we won’t go, heck no we won’t go!

  • CanadaBear

    Is she Mrs. Sex Cannon? In more important news, I am officially retired. Worked my last shift yesterday. Definitely a happy cat!

    Concerning Jeff’s post, only slightly more interesting than soccer.

    • congrats on the retirement! Enjoy it!

    • johnnywad

      Now be sure not to ride that bike of yours in front of a bus. Enjoy man. That’s got to feel great.

    • DaMurph

      Congrats Canada, enjoy your retirement.

    • For your consideration….

      Congrats on your retirement Canada, now go back to bed, you earned it.

    • Bears-4-Ever

      I’m soooooo jealous! Congrats!

    • MB30SD

      congrats canada… now go out and find a bunch of stuff you can do every day for the rest of your life.

      Studies show if you don’t, you’ll die early.

      I know, I know… but it’s out of love and concern. hahaha… CONGRATS!!

      • Irish Sweetness


        MB is strolling thru the mall, grinning ear to ear, life is good. Spots a full-blown AIDS victim covered in lesions. Bounces over to said person, winks, and says “Won’t be long now.”, slaps him on the back and walks off whistling ‘Everybody was Kung Fu fighting’.

        Dude.

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          Ha! It’s funny and it’s true!

          • MB30SD

            HEY!!!

        • MB30SD

          Hahahahaha… that’s fucked up mainjes. Besides, you don’t touch those people.

          It was a fucking afterschool special public service announcement. There’s science behind that shit mainj. If you don’t do anything after you retire you implode.

          Like draining all the earl out of an engine… that shit’s not used to it and KABLEWY!

      • SC Dave

        Actually, that’s spot on target, MB. Canada understands, I’m sure.

        • MB30SD

          thank you sir.

    • Trac

      Happy for you C. I bet Mrs. C. has your new schedule taken care of already. Hahaha.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Happy retirement C-Bear. I’m jealous.

    • CanadaBear

      Thanks everyone! It feels awesome. Don’t get into a hurry wishing your life away. It’s not like it’s a really early retirement (62).

      • Cormonster

        Congrats, old maing. And enjoy the new place on Vancouver Island.

      • SC Dave

        Early enough. Hope I can do it when I’m there.

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      Congrats Brother! The time for living large is……NOW!

    • Bobby Douglass

      Congrats! I got seventeen more years of spousal support, so I won’t be joining you anytime soon. Can I live vicariously through you?

    • Congrats! Enjoy the reefer!

  • CanadaBear
    • johnnywad

      I am beginning to get very twitchy waiting to watch those two catch touchdowns. Let’s go already.

  • Bears-4-Ever

    The two major problems with any people in the National Media is 1.) Most of the time they have no idea about the topic they are talking about, failing to do even the slightest research. 2.) 90% of them are douche bag, tree huggers who would rather save the spotted owl than feed the homeless. In the immortal words on my wife. “Bite my ass” Kate Grossman.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I miss tree-huggers. Hippies were great. We went from hippies to whatever-the-hell-the-Eighties-was … to the X-generation to … the generation that constantly stares into their smartphones. We’re a decade away from people plugging their heads directly into the matrix.

      • That would be “yuppies”. It’s odd seeing the “evolution” of “hippies”. Out here in Cali, we actually still have REAL hippies from the 60s. With VW buses and everything. I think we should freeze them like Han Solo and preserve them in the Smithsonian.
        A lot of ex-hippies-who became-yuppies are now retiring and waxing nostolgic about the 60s again. Too bad that during the 80s they sold their souls to the devil and now their children can’t find a decent job because the U.S. shoved trickle-down military-industrial-gulfwars excrement down everyone’s throat…but you enjoy those woodstock blacktapes you cocksockers. (Rant over).

        • John ‘GP’ Nada

          “Enjoy those woodstock blacktapes you cocksockers.” is a strong contender to replace “Rolling around the pitch like assholes since 2007” for the back of the DBB T-shirt.

          • MB30SD

            Have to agree… pretty even.

  • John ‘GP’ Nada

    As part of the Lucas arrangement, they agreed that a new underground parking facility would be built under the lot. Excavation of the Burnham Harbor lot and placing a deep garage under it and a museum on top of it will be a giant project, they are also looking at adding levels to the museum campus lot between this lot and the stadium.

    And if Jeff actually lived here, he might know: it’s damn near impossible for the whole fucking thing to work any WORSE than it does now. THe 18th street exit is a motherfucking giant clusterfuck on game days, backing up deep onto 55 and LSD is a mess.

    So bring the Force and do some Jedi voodoo on the lakefront. Infrastructure = tax revenue and tourism = cash. Probably will produce future Bear fans by proximity and it couldn’t be any fucking worse than it is parking wise.

    • Cormonster

      Spot on. It is a total clusterfuck on game days. Whenever I go to a game with my Uncle we always make sure we are at the Adler 4 hours early before the traffic gets bad. Leaving is always a mess, even if we wait an hour or two after the game.

  • John ‘GP’ Nada
  • MB30SD

    “Ewoks, I believe, are some kind of midget bear”

    indeed they are

    • John ‘GP’ Nada

      I have a painting of a cubist Ewok by Pablo P. Diddy in my living room.

      • MB30SD

        I’m sure it’s beautiful.

  • MB30SD
    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      I was the guy that got away.

      • MB30SD

        Phew!

  • Sactowns#1

    Interesting.. so are they dropping their racist mascot and adopting the tranny version of the blackhawks mascot? Or is this just some old logo I havent seen before?
    http://www.amazon.com/Atlanta-Braves-Cooperstown-Scrum-Charcoal/dp/B00GCG1KAU/ref=pd_sim_sg_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=04CHF50NAWV7XAGWPFYS

  • MB30SD

    Dude, I want one of these personal clouds…. but not for $4k, that’s just silly.

    http://www.richardclarkson.com/cloud/

    • Sactowns#1

      “Questions of agency, ethics, direction and justification still to be properly addressed by the design world. In this light, the role of the designer could begin to shift from idea generation and realization to that of stewardship and leadership.” Wow who knew making cloud shaped speakers was so so deep?!

      • MB30SD

        exactly. for $4k you get a bunch of cotton, and led display and a bluetoofs speaker.

        Uhhhh…

        I’d def buy it for $40 at target though.

  • For your consideration….

    I decided against my better judgment to read some NFL offseason pieces and became immediately enraged. Cutler is apparently a Tier 3 quarterback and Luck is a Tier 1 quarterback. lol, someone wrote that with a straight face.
    I’ll be ignoring all media until Sept. because it’s going to get crazy as the quest for pageviews heats up.

    • MB30SD
      • Trac

        Good luck with that one.

      • Irish Sweetness

        The Google Car and the ‘future of language’ phone are cool.

        • MB30SD

          you can download that app right now Irish. My buddy has it on his phone. super cool, but it’ll cost you USD$5

    • John ‘GP’ Nada
    • Trac

      You can’t knock the tier 1 grade for Luck. I agree with that.

      • For your consideration….

        haha, fuck no.

        • Trac

          Johnny, I love ya man.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’m going to draft Cutty wholesale this year in FF. He has to have an awesome year – we were #2 scoring offense last year? If we slot in the new center early enough, and with Marquess de Roids’ alleged transformation we have an excellent first-string receiver corps. An exciting addition to the backfield in Carey, the promising young Ford … a hopefully healed-up Martellus … Cutty has to be thinking 35+ TDs, with 40 not out of the question @ 2.5 per game.

      Oh, and we have twats in Ireland too.

      http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/world-cup/rte-viewers-mystified-by-kenny-cunninghams-description-of-tim-howard-as-average-before-heroic-display-30401342.html

      • hhaha in Bears league, no such thing as drafting ANY Bear wholesale.

        Ford will probably be drafted in the 3rd round or for about $29 in auction…

      • MB30SD

        link to the vid?

    • There’s REALLY no news right now besides Johnny Football hanging with Beebs and Merriweather. Any good news is usually bad news, like Kiko Alonso tearing his acl.
      Only Bear news I found somewhat intriguing was the rational behind drafting Fales (mainly because he’s somewhat familiar with our system), and who will win the return job.
      Those are both on CSN I think.
      http://www.csnchicago.com/bears
      Other than those stories, it’s pretty much Yawnsville.

  • Trac

    Hey Jeff, congratulations on your career move to post expanded articles of your tweets. Hee hee.

  • AlbertInTucson

    They did a movie about her. “Clueless”.

  • Doc Nitty

    You had me at ewoks are midget bears. Priceless and apt!

    • John ‘GP’ Nada

      T-shirt:

      Front side: Ewoks are Midget Bears

      Back: Rolling around the pitch like assholes since 2007.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        Love it.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I reckon Ewoks and Jawas could fuck.

        HOOOOOTEEEEEENIE !

  • AlbertInTucson

    Ewoks. What a waste of celluloid.

    • MB30SD

      ewoks were the first jarjar binks.

      Then there’s this Al: http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Star-Wars-Surfs-Up-Posters_i8678124_.htm

      • AlbertInTucson

        So, do Wookies “Hang Ten”? More? Less?

        • MB30SD

          I actually don’t know how many ‘toes’ (claws?) they have Al.

          Does one of the resident SW nerds know?

          • AlbertInTucson

            I’ve seen all the STAR WARS films but I managed to miss the number of digits on a wookie. I bet it’s an ODD number.

            I believe one of Jim McMahon’s claims to fame was his most excellent Wookie Call.

  • Trac

    MB…. My final four….

    Germany, Brazil, Netherlands, Argentina.

    WCC- Netherlands.

    • Au revoir, France…
      I actually dislike Argentina more. Somebody please knock them out. Thank you.

    • MB30SD

      Wow, Trac. You are a rebel sir! A Maverick!

      Snooooooooooore.

      here are mine:
      * France
      * Columbia
      * Argentina
      * COSTA RICA!!!!

      How’s that for a big fuck you picking session. ALL underdogs bug ARG, because belgium isn’t good (do you hear that BX???!!!!)

  • Those eyes…

    • MB30SD

      creepy fucking little things. yuck!

      • One time I was smoking the herb with a pal of mine back in the day. Well, that was around the time that the chupacabra began making waves, and he began talking about it, how his chickens too had mysteriously died.

        I told him, “You know, it probably wasn’t the chupacabra because they’re not native to these parts. It was more likely a munchechee.” Well, his eyes opened, “Oh yeah?” (I guess he never watched TV growing up).

        “Oh yeah. They’re vicious little fuckers. And if they’re really hungry, they have a habit of eating out eyeballs of sleeping animals, including humans.”

        You should have seen his expression.

        See kids, don’t do drugs. The more you know…

        • MB30SD

          Monchhichi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3cNTl40VI

          equally as fucking creepy.

          • First comment:

            “I had this jingle in my head when I woke up this morning. Must be losing it”

          • MB30SD

            saw that. Funny.

            It is pretty catchy.

          • MichiganBearFan

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKSBeerz1s8&feature=kp

            Finally back from the greater Modesto area. I’m now stuck in PST time and I want to go to bed. Sacramento is a great town, plenty of old Craftsman bungalows and solid local IPA’s. Couldn’t find Pliney anywhere. Maybe next time.

          • MB30SD

            Modesto…. yesch.

            Yeah, tooootally. Sacto is awwwwwwesome. (sorry Sac)

  • Hey Jeff, or anyone who watches soccer more than once every 4 years, what ever happened to Freddy Adu? Wasn’t he supposed to be the next Pele?

    Here’s one article I found on him.
    http://www.soccersouls.com/2013/09/what-happened-to-freddy-adu-manchester-united-trialist-and-the-new-pele-of-major-league-soccer/

  • John ‘GP’ Nada
    • MB30SD

      Beast!

  • MB30SD

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2675807/Animal-lover-outrage-blonde-Texas-cheerleader-smiles-dozens-photos-alongside-rare-big-game-hunts-African-safaris.html#ixzz36BBzdFNQ

    I know all of the arguments for and against culling for state funds very very well. I understand what the revenue can do for a country and these animal populations themselves (IF she’s hunting on ‘public’ lands with ‘public’ animals), but people who can kill lion, leopard, and ESPECIALLY Elephant are soulless evil fucks (never mind all of the above).

    If you’ve ever been close to elephants and watched them with each other, their young, and their dead, you could never ever kill one for any reason. And I’m not some soft hippy fuck freakshow animal activist… I’ve just seen these animals in the wild and to want to kill them for any reason is totally and utterly beyond me.

    Stupid (ugly) little cunt.

    • John ‘GP’ Nada

      Fucking Texas.

      • MB30SD

        cept for trac of course

        • MB30SD

          I can’t decide whether to give you blog points, or take them away, for voting for yourself. Hahaha

    • Trac

      Do you really think she’s the one killing them?

      • MB30SD

        yes. It’s not hard trac. there’s the lion 100 yards away sleeping under a tree. set up the gun stand, put your high powered rifle between the sticks. Put the crosshairs where you’re told and squeeze the trigger while holding your breath.

        That’s the easy part… the hard part is walking up to the majestic top of the food chain animal that you just snuffed out at a 100 yards with a high powered rife and a bullet that he never saw coming and not feel like a fucking evil disgusting thing.

        People who can do that have no soul in my mind. The fact that it looks like she killed the lion with a bow. I’d like to see the video of how that actually went down as I’m sure there is one.

        • MB30SD

          and btw, I’ve hunted since I was a kid. Mostly small stuff and all for food… don’t have the stomach for killing innocent animals any more. NOt even birds or lizards.

          There’s something different about someone who wants to kill some of the world’s rarest and most majestic animals for sport though… even if you are ‘donating the meat to poor natives’. I can promise you she has every animal she’s ever shot as a trophy in her den.

          Disgusting.

        • SC Dave

          Hunt a lion with a short sword and I’ll give credit.

    • bearsfantillend

      sorry man, i don’t share your views on this one. i don’t see a problem with it. i can’t say i would be willing or able to kill these animals, but i can see how it could be appealing to some people.

      • MB30SD

        i get it. Things get a little more real when you’ve been 5 ft away from all of these animals and watched them with their young and each other on many safari trips over many years. Changes the views a little. I get why it’s easy to say Meh from the US.

        You should definitely go to africa once in your life though… everyone should experience it. Cradle of humanity maings. being in a tent and hearing lions and hyenas calling close by will change you.

  • MB30SD

    BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA…

    LOOOOVIE!!!! (oh, and suck it lacher)

    http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-tampa-bay-bucs-are-not-happy-with-fox-sports-live.html

    • It’s odd seeing Moss and Lach interacting with each other. That would be one BORING convo.

      Predicting the last place team is almost as difficult as predicting who’ll win the SB.

      Jags, Browns, Raiders are perennial contenders. But there’s always one/two team that falls off the wagon, like the Falcons and Texans last year.

      • John ‘GP’ Nada

        Matty Schaub went supernova last year, his balls shrunk into a white dwarf.

        • It happens every year to some QB/team. It’s like football Karma.

          Eli became so bad that Giant fans actually wanted to dump a two-time SB champ.

          Schuaby didn’t have that insurance policy.

    • Trac

      Are you saying the media’s obsession with dissin the Bears for the last decade was all because of Lovie?

      • MB30SD

        interesting. I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    • John ‘GP’ Nada

      I want to take the guy who thought making the jersey numbers look like LEDs on a Casio was a good idea and kick him in the ass Artie Fufkin style.

      http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2014/03/New-TB-Buccaneers-Uniforms-2014.jpg

      • John ‘GP’ Nada

        Also, making the flag GIGANTIC on the helmet makes it look like it was drawn by Mrs. Crabobble’s 3rd grade class.

        • MB30SD

          I actually kinda like them… though I’m with you on the numbers.

          ssssokay… they’re going to bomb out in the end anyway. Fucking lach. Made me puke up in my mouth a little listening to him talk about them like that. Hey, fuck you dude, go have your number retired at lovie house for all I care.

          The more I listen to him talk the more I dislike him.

      • Those are just god awful. As a matter of fact, I’m making up a word for it ‘Godful’. It’s like combing wimp and pussy to create a new level: wuss.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Horrible. And what’s with the German colors ?

        • MB30SD

          ze germans are everyveyah

  • MB30SD

    hi gwen steffani is amazing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6PxMRUgmbA

  • Mixed feelings here…

    Mike Evans is working out with Brandon Marshall in Miami.

    There may not be a better current NFL player for Evans to
    learn from. Coming out of Texas A&M, Evans (6’5/231) was most often
    compared to Marshall (6’4/230) and new Bucs teammate Vincent Jackson.
    Evans could flirt with double-digit scores in year one and is widely
    viewed as the consensus No. 1 pick in rookie drafts.

    1. We shouldn’t be helping out ANY potential enemy, esp an NFC foe.
    2. HOWEVER, if Alshon and Wilson become buddy-buddy with Evans, in 3 years baby Marshall can come on over to the Bears, right around the time Beast retires.

    • bearsfantillend

      not really worried about it. alot of NFL players work out together in the off-season even from separate teams. Besides they are working out at the facility that Marshall owns, Marshall is just lining his pocket a little.

      • It worries me a little because Bmarsh helped transform Alshon into a clone rather quickly. Aren’t we playing the Bucs this season?

        But hey, like you said, they all do it. Peyton has been running his QB U for years now, teaching even Luck who replaced him in Indy.

        It also can be seen as networking. Happens a lot in the NFL.

        • SC Dave

          Too much credit to Marshall, and not enough to Alshon.

          • You might be right, Dave. Let’s look at other comparable young WRs in their 2nd season.

            AJ Green, 97 rec, 1,350 yds, 11 TDs.
            Julio Jones, 79, 1198yds, 10 Tds
            Alshon Jeffrey, 89 rec, 1,421ys, 7 TDs.

            Now, there’s a few differences. For one, both AJ Green and Jones were HIGHLY touted top 10 locks. Alshon fell to the 2nd.

            It’s a rule of thumb that it usually takes about 3 years for WRs to get the #s Alshon did last season, but there’s no doubt about it. He progressed DRAMATICALLY, and though I give Alshon credit, I also believe Bmarsh fast-forwarded his progress a full year. (Trest and CO too)..

          • SC Dave

            Alshon caught balls bm simply doesnt. But bm taught him to?

          • CanadaBear

            I think BMarsh had a lot to do with Alshon’s success. But Alshon made those ridiculous catches. He’s got crazy strong hands!

          • MB30SD

            Boooooo Dave.

            Without the teacher, there can be no pupil.

            ….when you can snatch this pebble from my hand…..

  • Trac

    This ones for GP. I think I know what the Roberts opinion would be but I’d like to know the Ginsberg brief.

    http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/federal-gov-t-sues-wisconsin-company-says-english-language

    What say you?

    • John ‘GP’ Nada

      Go read the facts of the case before laying out the trolling nets.

      http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-9-14.cfm

      EEOC’s pre-suit administrative investigation revealed that WPI fired the Hmong and Hispanic employees based on 10-minute observations that marked them down for their English skills, even though those skills were not needed to perform their jobs. All of those fired had received satisfactory ratings on their annual performance evaluations while working for WPI’s Modern Plastics Division.

      They are not being sued for firing them because they couldn’t speak English. That’s just the Christian troll site you were reading’s Troll-ass opinion of legal shit they are too stupid to understand.

      They are suing them because they hired them and happily employed them and gave them good reviews, then moved them to a different division and then used language barrier as a reason to fire them. That can’t be a reason to fire somebody in one division of your company when it wasn’t a problem in the other. Capiche, Gonzo?

  • John ‘GP’ Nada

    Flash Poll for the non-townies:

    You make the journey to the Soldier Field. You get there however, and you tailgate on the parking deck of the Waldron Deck, seen here:

    http://cbsus99country.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/screen-shot-2013-08-08-at-4-04-21-pm.png

    It’s 4 hours before game time and some d00d gives you a pass to go see Ewoks in the place now called South Lot Festival Area (see the map)

    You sayin’ you wouldn’t go, just to see Han Solo’s vest? A wax model of Carrie Fisher choking Jabba out? Fuck yeah you would!

    • You had me at ‘wax model of Carrie Fisher choking Jabba”

      • John ‘GP’ Nada

        And it’s totally fucking animated. Totally.

    • MB30SD

      fuck that nerd shit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZEdDMQZaCU

      I finish my braaaat, grab a 6 pack of New Style (see what I did there), and go hunting for some somewhat skinny and hot bears chicks to shotgun beers with.

      Who’s with me… AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…

      • MB30SD

        Shady is with me!!!

        (I assume I have to bring the Old Style?)

    • Irish Sweetness

      Mecca!

  • Sactowns#1
    • I don’t think it’s economic. It’s the whole NSA/PatriotAct/IRS etc etc thing.

      Google/Microsoft/FB, global tracking, online banking/dating, cookies, etc

      I think Americans now simply assume they’re being monitored, and their data is being collected, unwillingly or not by both gov and corporations.

      And Americans are right. It’s not a “feeling” – it’s a fact – we are less free, but perhaps the price of technology/western techno-plutocracy?

  • Trac

    GP….I know we have rubbed each other wrong in the past and I guess a friendly poke sometimes doesn’t come across well but I really don’t put you in a box my man. You seem to give well thought out answers( not saying I think you’re always right) but I like to see a variety of points on issues because I realize it’s easy to get tunel vision and I don’t like to do that.

    Peace man!

    • John ‘GP’ Nada

      Training camp in a month. Then it will be all Bears all the time and this nonsense will go away.

  • Sactowns#1

    If you havent seen this yet… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6PxMRUgmbA

    • Trac

      Brilliant!

    • Pretty awesome, but Kermit the Frog and Ray Romano are the same voice, so technically, 28 lol

    • Shady

      Meh. 7/10

      Oh, and you owe MB $5.

      • Sactowns#1

        MB? I know no MB.

        • MB30SD

          I’ll post a link to my paypall account shortly

  • John ‘GP’ Nada

    Here you go MB, here’s what we do

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04z45SOAH5k#t=300

    we play co-op and we get the Elephants to rage kill the Texas chick’s avatar again and again. And again.

  • I’m getting blasted by about 5 people on Twitter right now because I had the audacity to state the obvious fact that Rodgers is better than Cutler.

    Please tell me that none of you are in that “Cutler is better, he’s just been in worse situations” crowd.

    • I guess you like getting blasted on two fronts. Jerricho…

    • MB30SD

      rodgers is the best QB in the NFL. I’d take him over turtle tenhead any day.

      The fact that he’s a massive dbag is besides the point. If the dude can play at this level for another 5-10 he might end up the best ever.

      Oh, and fuck the packers and their QB… right in their goat fellating faces.

      • Big Mike

        Fuck the Packers.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He can be the best in the NFL if he wants (my challenge against would be that he didn’t throw 50 TDs last year) .. but we’re handing him his ass twice this season.

        • MB30SD

          Hope so mainj

    • EnderWiggin

      I bet the Armchair QB would be on your side!

    • AlbertInTucson

      JW, I have found you to be a VERY sentient being, but, really, are you at all surprised by that reaction? I’m only surprised there weren’t more.

    • For your consideration….

      Cutler is not given enough credit for what he did in Chicago with fucking nothing. NOTHING. When he does well this year his weapons will get the credit but whatever. With that being said. Rodgers is an amazing talent and is one of the top 3 QB’s in the league. Cutler is in the top 10-12…and that is why we are going to fucking go deeeeeeep into the post season.

      • Big Mike

        Cutler isn’t better than Rodgers. Sucks to say it. But that cheesehead is brilliant. He single handedly keeps the Packers competitive no matter what shit o-line or how many injuries he has. It makes me want to puke.

      • I agree with pretty much everything you say here (though I don’t know that they’re going deep into the postseason. It’s possible, but NFC is loaded right now). Cutler should be better going forward, but he’s not going to magically morph into the best QB in the NFL.

        • For your consideration….

          We are going deep into the post season because we simply will not have the season killing injuries on D like we did last year, no one has that kind of bad luck. If the D was halfway decent last year we roll the fuck over teams to at least 11-5 12-4 and into the playoffs. If Angelo invested in some motherfucking linemen and WR’s from 2010 to 2012 we’d have been contenders every year.
          We’ve got the horses on all sides of the ball this year. NFC is loaded and so are the Bears. 2014 is the year that our GM finally did what our past GM couldn’t do….field a full, well rounded team.

          • MB30SD

            here’s my worry. While I agree there’s no possible karmic way the D will implode again this year… the O saw almost no injuries (besides cutty, and I guess you could argue that’s enough), I just hope we don’t have bad losses on the O side this year.

          • NewBearInTown

            +1 That’s the thing. Every team has injuries. If we lose Bushrod, do we have a left tackle to stand in? If we lose Martellus, do we have a tight end? Can Alshon be effective without BMarsh on the other side?

          • MB30SD

            exactly NB.

            what if matty goes down. Are we the same O? some of the youngens are going to have to start stepping up regardless of injuries. We need to start building depth no matter what.

        • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

          Cutler would be better as long as Forte and K. Carey pile yards catching & runnning. my two cents.

    • Big Mike

      Rodgers is better than every QB in the league… When someone says that Cutler is better than Rodgers, there credentials on all football topics are revoked.

    • John ‘GP’ Nada

      Rodgers is better than Cutler.

      • SC Dave

        Credentials revoked.

        • MB30SD

          wait… what’s going on here?!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Yankees and Red Sox get SWEPT, at HOME, by 2 cellar dwellers. Cubs used Red Sox hurlers for batting practice tonight including a “just-in-case-you-had-a-big-comeback-in mind-RedSox-Nation” 6-run top of the 9th. I’m a White Sox fan but I was MIGHTILY entertained. Chew on THAT for a while all you ESPN Yankee/Bosox lovers.

    • SC Dave

      All that said, Chicago beisball it pathetic. I’m shocked there are any fans left.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Kate Grossman: What an arrogant twit.

    • MB30SD

      you misspelled “twat” Al.

    • Big Mike

      spelled wrong “a”

  • Irish Sweetness

    Thought it was going to be just another day ? Thought disclosure was never going to happen? Well, on this day the 3rd of July 2014, America wakes up to the shocking news …… that …. Jimmy Graham is a Tight End.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000363018/article/jimmy-graham-deemed-tight-end-in-system-arbitration

    • bearsfantillend

      that is actually a weird ruling. because he lines up within 4yrds of an offensive lineman for a majority of the plays, he is a tight end. would that not make some slot receivers tight ends?

      • That was my first thought. Guys like Welker probably aren’t liking the ruling, but I doubt an NFL team would have the BALLS of arguing slot receivers are really TEs based on this ruling. Talk about a dick move, though who knows? It’s on the books now, but if that scenario ever unfolds, I’m sure the judge will come up with some other arbitrary way to distinguish a slot receiver from a TE.

        Sometimes the best ruling is like the one the supreme court used for porn, “when I see it, I’ll know it.”

        • bearsfantillend

          yep it would be a dick move, but a lot of players think its a dick move when the team comes to them asking them to take a pay cut. There are probably a couple GMs out there that would do it. Not sure if we will see it ever happen because i don’t know of any slot receiver that has been franchised.

          • Good ole Al Davis would. He sat Marcus Allen, arguably his best player, out of pure spite. RIP Al.

    • MB30SD

      Life’s not about the butthole pleasures irish.

      …or the alligator fuckhouse.

      • MB30SD

        Well, it may be about the alligator fuckhouse

    • NewBearInTown

      Check out Martellus Bennett’s tweets on the subject last night.

      Says that the real prize TEs these days are the “Y” tight end. They can block and pass catch. Pass catch purists like Graham aren’t as versatile, but they’re popular right now.

      Also makes an interesting comment. Said he watched film on a TE who’s supposed to be really amazing for the last two years (I think he was referring to Fleener, but he didn’t say). 65% of the catches were “flat” routes. He said that most TEs wouldn’t be valuable as true wide receivers because they can’t run the entire route tree.

      And that’s the most intelligent comment on the subject I’ve heard. The route tree really does distinguish WRs from RBs, FBs and TEs who line up away from the formation. I’d be interested to see a breakdown of the routes that Matt Forte runs.

      Also interested to see a breakdown on the routes that some mid-level wide receivers can run. Obviously the “Go” route is something the fast ones can all do. And Marshall or Johnson or some of the other top guys can run all the routes. But a guy like Mike Wallace or Jordy Nelson. I’ve heard the criticism of some of those guys is that they are only successful running certain routes.

      Anyone know more on the subject?

      • For your consideration….

        great post NB.

      • You’re alive!

        Maybe he was talking about Witten (Gronk)? What makes Vernon Davis and Graham different are that they can “stretch the seam” which means vertical, right? That was always supposed to be the weak spot of a cover 2.

        Slower TEs like Witten can’t really do that, and indeed act as the “safety valve.” Lots of dump offs, flats, crosses…

        The truely versatile TEs are guys like Bennett who can block and catch, in my book. Since they can do both, the defense doesn’t get tipped off if it’s a run or a pass, while still remaining effective in both. Bennett also can stretch the seam, but he’s not Vernon Davis fast.

        As for WRs, it really depends on the coach/system. Wallace for instance mostly ran veritcal routes for the Steelers because they mostly had a vertical attack for a long time. Reason why Ben was getting killed back there. They decided to go more small-ball WC in order to try to get Ben through a season, so they didn’t want to pay Wallace as much.

        Wallace then went to the fins, and his first year there wasn’t as successful. But now they say they’re opening up more routes for him, so I think a lot of who runs what routes depends on the OC.

        For example, Desean Jackson almost never ran over the middle, but Chip Kelly had him run over the middle, lots of bubble screens, to go along with the go routes, and the such, and DeSean became very productive.

        Perhaps the other OCs didn’t think DeSean could survive over the middle or maybe he just favored a more vertical attack (OR maybe DeSean didn’t want to run over the middle in his early career)? Hard to say.

        • NewBearInTown

          I needed a break from the blog for a while. The comments come so fast I just couldn’t keep up. And then the lack of new football info makes me sad 🙁

  • Bobby Douglass

    Folks, just wanted to stick my head in and say… the regulars who post here are what keep me coming back during the offseason. Love the banter, and I learn something every time I read the entirety of the comments. Even if it’s something like Jennifer Aniston eating a banana. Aw, hell, especially if it’s Jennifer Aniston eating a banana.

  • She’s an idiot. Comes from upbringing. Her parents are probably idiots, too

  • Trac

    Ladies, gentlemen & MB(hee, hee), have a safe and fantabulous Holliday weekend.

  • MB30SD

    LALZ

    This would TOTALLY work. I’m going to try it: http://www.mandatory.com/2014/07/03/this-weeks-20-funniest-tweets/5

    Here’s a good one for this weekend. So so true: http://www.mandatory.com/2014/07/03/this-weeks-20-funniest-tweets/10

    I see you down there trac. uh, you too?

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    DaBearsBlog @DaBearsBlog:disqus
    Landon Donovan, watch yourself. A solid legacy on field can be destroyed by bitterness off field quickly. (Maybe go find yourself again?)

    Hmmmm… where have I heard this story before…. hmmmmmmmm…… I just can’t seem to place it. Any of you guys know why this sounds so familiar?

    • One of the replies made an Irish-esque point:

      “USA will always flame out because the players are not hungry enough
      (literally). Elite football players around the world are almost always
      the children of the poor or the working classes. It’s not a
      coincidence. It’s the same reason Dominican players dominate baseball.
      They are driven by the desire to take themselves and their families out
      of poverty so they dedicate themselves at an early age with laser focus.
      When you add the fact that football players need to be developed at an
      early age in order to becomes world class players you’ll see there’s
      no way a bunch of snotty nosed middle class kids who were shuttled to
      their soccer games in between piano and gymnastics lessons can compete
      with that. If America wants to become a football powerhouse they need
      to develop the talent in the inner cities, not in the suburbs.”

      • MB30SD

        agree, but you totally changed the direction my post was trying to take you.

        I want to make fun of lach for being such a massive dbag.

        • Yes, Uncle Fester is bitter like Donavan. But Landon makes an interesting point. I don’t claim to know enough about soccer to debate it, but some seem to be agreeing that a different format would have helped the U.S., while others are arguing the opposite, that if the U.S. had been more attack based we would have got creamed.

          But yes. Lach..jilted X…

        • Big Mike

          Gayle Sayers pulled the same shit.

          • Butkus didn’t exactly go quietly into that good night either. Or Ditka.

            Bears have a long tradition of bitter divorces.

          • Big Mike

            Butkus had a legitimate gripe.

          • CanadaBear

            So did Gale. The Bears medical staff lied to him repeatedly and led him to believe things wouldn’t get worse playing with the injuries.

            I know a ton of younger players really dislike Gale but overall he’s speaking the truth. We might not like hearing it but it doesn’t make it any less true. I remember him talking about a Philly DB about 20 years ago. The DB was crying about his contract (even though it was big money). They asked Gale about it and he said the guy would be lucky to make $40K/year in the real world so he might want to think about that. Loved that one!

          • Big Mike

            You are right. But he’s still a bitter angry old man. He could have been 10x more beloved. Like the Ernie Banks of the Bears. But he was robbed.

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t disagree but Gale is going to tell you what he thinks. I admire that (not to mention he will always be one of my top 3 all-time Bears (Gale, Dick, Walter). Ernie is awesome and genuine. If Gale tried to go that route everyone would have seen through that.

      • Trac

        Have to disagree with your hypothesis. America will never be a power house in soccer until we start sending our kids to year round full time soccer camp from 10 and up. We don’t sell our kids out to soccer like the other Nations do and that’s ok with me.

        • SC Dave

          We are, i think, improving. No one questions the heart of our teams… its just skill where we come up short. America has produced one truly great international player in my lifetime, but even Mia Hamm was defined more by heart (and absolutely insane conditioning) than by skill.

          We need our own Messi

          • Irish Sweetness

            You can add Tim Howard to that list.

            All that was missing from the WC side was the one-touch stuff, but as Trac said, the kids have to sell themselves out from an early age to develop that, and between other sports, games consoles and smartphones, that’s a big ask.

            The obvious solution is to do what other countries do. Give jerseys to players not born in the USA, either through the grandparent rule, or just repatriation.

      • johnnywad

        Or we could just stop worrying about it because nobody actually gives a shit.

    • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

      What can u get in a room with Donovan and Urlacher?? Bitterness post menopause

    • Trac

      I give this guy a pass this go around. klinsman rolled the dice and lost and our ability as a National team was not on the cusp of being able to break the glass ceiling with the guy that took Donavan’s spot. When a guy invests his life in a sport, it’s never easy to go quietly into the night when there’s not a huge determining factor indicating your skills have diminished. Lach on the other hand? He was done, that was obvious.

  • Big Mike

    Ok, this is my attemp to refocus this blog, particularly the comments section on what really matters. Football. And more specifically the Chicago Bears.

    I was revisiting hightlight reels and game tape of Willie Young, Jarred Allen, Lamar Houston, Ryan Mundy and the rookies. I like our front 7 a lot. We’ve got guys competing to make the team who might have started last year. Or in some cases did start.

    I don’t care what MB says, Ryan Mundy has upside.

    Bears defense will rank betwen 10 and 15 this season in Points Allowed and/or Yards Per game.

    The end.

    • MB30SD

      I don’t know anything about the dude…. just that Jeff said he sucks, which is all that I’ve posted. I take it from a guy who lives in new york.. and who owns this blog.

      From all accounts that I’ve read he very much an upgrade over anything we’ve had for the last 2-3 years… but maybe that’s where Jeff is getting his analysis… it don’t take much.

    • bearsfantillend

      nope not talking about football. how bout boobs?

      http://elitedaily.com/envision/girls/top-100-titties-world/

      • MB30SD

        good man

  • MB30SD
  • Bender McLugh

    Happy Fourth everyone.

    Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE2D6D7AC99222B2A

  • Trac

    Jeff’s gotta be shittin us. Negative words on Jeffs Twitter? Nah, he’s gotta be pulling our chain. He he.

    @dabearsblog-Any negative words I’ve ever said of Tim Howard were stupid. Tim is brilliant. I thank him so much for his time as USMNT keeper

  • Happy 4rth! nothing like an M-80 going off in the block to wake you up. Well, at least in the U.S., we can still kill ourselves by smoking. ‘Murica!

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/04/britain-attempts-to-ban-anyone-born-after-2000-from-smoking/

    • MB30SD

      I like that idea.

      I see people smoking and I go… people still do that!?

      Seems like a 70’s thing now. Like kids piling in the back of the station wagon without any kid seats, seat belts, or anything.

      Like, ok, we know for a scientific fact this will end up killing you in a really fucked up multitude of way and you still do it!??! You’re a fucking dumbass and you deserve the darwin award you’re earning right not.

      • I do NOT approve of this message.
        It’s like making suicide illegal. Seems ridicules (unless the douche endangers others).

        besides, somethings from the 70s are still cool, like the porn ‘stache.

        ‘Murica!

        • MB30SD

          Viva la porn stache!!!

          And second hand smoke kills tens of thousands every year

        • johnnywad

          And kids playing outside and none with smart phones. The seventies was a great time to be a kid.

      • CanadaBear

        Intelligence has nothing to do with addictions. I agree it’s crazy to smoke cigs but I never give anyone a hard time about it. Tobacco is one of the most addictive substances. Leave it to the tobacco companies to dose you so it makes it even harder to quit.

        • MB30SD

          I’d be 100% fine with that if it just killed the person doing it canada. It doesn’t

          #secondhandsmokekills

          • CanadaBear

            I get that. I just try to avoid areas where you come into contact with a bunch of smokers. Pretty easy to do.

          • Cormonster

            Like Blues Bars used to be?

          • CanadaBear

            Exactly! Once they went non-smoking it was awesome. Whenever I’m some place where people can still smoke, I get out of there ASAP. I know it’s a pisser for you guys that do smoke.

          • Cormonster

            I smoke about a carton a week, and even I’ve left blues bars because the smoke was out of control.

          • MB30SD

            That’s a pretty silly solution canada. I get your pov towards it but that’s not a solution.

            Smoke is one of the only things that you can freely legally do, and kill innocent people without repercussion. Don’t know if you’ve seen the commercial up in Canada when the smoke from a smoker in a downstairs apt makes its way to a baby in an upstairs apt. Creepy.

          • MB30SD

            This isn’t the one I was thinking about but just as bad: http://youtu.be/xw3DSA3CqUw

          • CanadaBear

            Trust me I get all that. I try to be practical. Tobacco isn’t going away. There’s way too much money involved. Not to mention, if they make it illegal it will be about the same as weed. Everywhere with no tax revenue. All the people that know me know I hate cigs and avoid them. I don’t have kids and I’m never around them. If I did, I would be much more vocal about it.

          • MB30SD

            this is the one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybNOxHV1fBA

            Gives me the wilies.

      • Cormonster

        Smoking finally caught up with my chain-smoking Grandpa. After 65+ years of smoking 2-3 packs a day, he had to permanently retire at 83 because he didn’t have the energy he used to have. Seven years later he had a stroke, probably from his smoking, that took his life a year later. My chain smoking Grandma got the hint, and quit smoking a few years later at 88. I’m pretty sure her dementia that is starting to set in is partially caused by her 60+ years of smoking 2-3 packs a day.

        • MB30SD

          Brutal maings sorry for your loss. You should quit.

  • Happy 4rth, you c#cksucking hippies! Play it Jimmy.

    http://youtu.be/9cITg6DFcak

    • CanadaBear

      I can always tell someone isn’t my age. They don’t get Jimi’s name correct. Needless to say I’m still a big fan!!!!!!!!!!

      • Cormonster

        I have a nice stencil drawing of Jimi above my TV that my Mom got me for xmas one year. It’s really cool, and a one of a kind.

        • CanadaBear

          Nice! I had a Jimi poster in my bedroom when i lived with 6 other guys back in the day. Once doing windowpane Jimi started whispering to me. For a second I was shocked and then totally got off on it.

          • Cormonster

            Too funny. I really like his blues album. Are you familiar with Gary Clark, Jr? I just watched him perform songs on Guitar Center Sessions. Holy shit was that awesome! That band jams. I have to get one of his albums. Loved every song. Surprised I didn’t know more about him sooner.

          • CanadaBear

            Yeah, he’s been pretty hot the last few years. He was part of that Blues show at the White House. Definitely good.

          • Cormonster

            I seen the White House gig and another song at one of Clapton’s Crossroads festivals. I thought it was good, but didn’t really “catch” me. I’ve watched this show three times already. He kind of reminds me of Jimi, Stevie, and many other greats at different times. The rest of the band kicks ass too. Solid all around.
            The interviews with him were very good and interesting. Seems like a really cool dude. Lots of influences, including Tito Jackson.

          • CanadaBear

            Left you a FB msg. Gary Clark Jr is playing July 10th and The Wailers are playing July 13th at the Taste of Chicago.

          • Cormonster

            Before you moved to Canada, did you ever hear of or see Scarlet Runner from Iowa? They started as 3 HS kids.

          • CanadaBear

            Heard the name but that’s it.

          • Cormonster

            They were hot in the late 1990s. Three piece band, all 18 or younger. The guitar player was amazing. He took second one year in the national Jimi Hendrix competition at Madison Square Garden. They rocked out two albums, the guitar player got his girlfriend pregnant, and they just disappeared for a few years. When they came back they had lost it. Shows were not nearly as good. What a shame.

          • Cormonster

            My childhood friend had a New Year’s party one year early in college. Before everyone showed up, about 6 of us dropped some liquid. Then he put on an album by the Royal Symphonic Orchestra playing all Pink Floyd music and the Shining with the volume down while playing a board game. Needless to say that was quite a wild start since I had not seen the Shining or heard this album.

          • Cormonster

            *Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*

  • Trac

    I sense a quiet confidence on Da Blog this year. Can’t wait to piss on the Packers! Boo yah!

  • For your consideration….

    Happy Birthday ‘Merica, you have so many faults yet I woke up this morning with a smile on my face and the comforting confidence of knowing my family wouldn’t be slaughtered with machetes today or burned in a stack of tires.

    Also, Rodgers is fucking dead. Happy 4th you fucking commies!!!!

    • Trac

      +1.

    • I thought you lived in South Side?

      • For your consideration….

        lol, ok, so i may get shot by someone that lives 30 blocks away from me at the gas station but they will be way too lazy to machete me or burn me in tires. They will shoot me in the back with a 23yr old 38special with a duck taped grip and it will take me 2 weeks to die.

  • Trac

    Le Germans das ooben ze blew! Wee wee MB?

    • MB30SD

      Wee

      *sniff*

  • Das Boots for le Bleu. France was only allowed to win so they can have their hearts crushed properly by zee Germans…again.

    #mbkissofdeath

    • Trac

      Hahaha

  • bearsfantillend
  • MB30SD

    Happy 4th bitches.

    Btw, I’m glad I put my shit on the line and chose le boo. Rather than choosing the easy winner.

    Sometimes it takes a real man to choose the french. Hahaha

    • Trac

      You go wit yo bad self. Lol.

      • MB30SD

        Mmmm… quiiite.

  • SC Dave

    No chance for columbia with this referee. Seems fifa has instructed him to maximize revenue

  • Trac

    Brazil is going to have a tough time of it against Germany without Silva and Neymar. Could be a Germany vs. Netherlands Cup final. The natives won’t be happy. He he.

    • SC Dave

      Assumimg Netherlands gets past Costa Rica. Naturally everyone expects that, but it’s why you play the game, right?

      • Trac

        Yep. Costa Rica deserves numero’s props for going toe to with the big boys. All the Cinderella’s eventually turned into pumpkins though.

  • For your consideration….

    Awesome day. great food great friends and family and great weather. It’s not over!!!!!!!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blogfather Tweet: “Caught @ESPNGreeny this AM and loved his approach to USMNT. He wanted more from team and was heartbroken over loss. THAT is what we need.’

    One thing for Greeny, as annoying as his “I’m Jets Fan” can be, he DOES stand up for the Bears.
    Still, I’m listening to LESS M& M or Dan Patrick.

    Once again, Patrick is whining. This week he was going on about “I could have had Price is Right” or this or that, wah wah wah, like being named host of SPORTS JEOPARDY is a consolation prize even though he had been CAMPAIGNING for it.

    You got what you wanted, Danny Boy so SHADDAP with the complaints, already.

    More guests like Vin Scully and less of you, Dan, make the show MUCH more pleasant to listen to.

  • Trac

    Exhibit A: @dbearsblog-Did Neymar hurt his eyes? Because nobody who hurts other parts of their body grabs their eyes.

    Exhibit B: Neymar has a fractured vertebra.

    http://www.espnfc.us/fifa-world-cup/story/1932881/neymar-injured-in-brazil-win

    Ruling: Twitter Kills, just say NO!

  • For your consideration….

    We are a little over 36hrs into the July 4th weekend and we at about 20 “reported” shootings,not to mention all of the unsuccessful and unreported ones. I’m confident that our kids can really step it up and bring it for the next 48hrs to really hit analysts projections.
    Roseland and West Pullman really need to step it up as Englewood and Washington park are starting to pull ahead.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin’ town,
      In Chicago, Chicago, I’ll shoot you down….”

    • MB30SD

      I went to a house party in la jolla at a $12M mansion overlooking all of lj. There was more booze plastic surgery and blow high rollers than you could shake a stick at. Everyone partying and having a blast… the dj sucked. But was an interesting night.

      I only partook in the dancing booze and bitches… as usual. Say uhg to drugs kids.

      …and shootings

      • Trac

        That reminds me of the floor to ceiling glass windows my girlfriend and I used to look out of together when I lived in Ventura. The ocean view was magnificent, truly remarkable, really. He he.

        • MB30SD

          That to Texas huh trac… tough transition. Haha.

          Please tell me you’re in Austin

          • Trac

            Actually I got sick and tired of the shallow bimbos out west.

            Top 2 questions they would ask: how much do you make,what kind of car do you have? Really annoying.

          • MB30SD

            Meh, I’ve never heard that once, but they’re probably fixate on my bulging phallus. hee hee

            And you’re telling me they’re better in tejas?!?

          • Trac

            Maybe but I didn’t own a car when I lived in Ventura, just a Yamaha 750 special. Hahaha.

            I think I got those questions because all the girls must have thought I was too good to be true. Hee hee.

          • MB30SD

            chicks dig bikes trac… you know that.

  • SC Dave

    Robben dive goes for free kick, but post provides justice. Go Costa Rica!

  • Trac

    Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.

    Hasta la vista, Cooosta Riiiiica!

    He he. My diabolical plan for the Dutch to conquer the world is in play.

    • SC Dave

      Costa RIca can sure play defense though. My props to them. That Gonzalez dude was a monster. Nice to see an MLS guy be studly in front of the world.

  • John ‘GP’ Nada

    Brazil Germany – Tuesday 3pm.

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    World cup champ match: Germany vs. Argentina. you listened here firts…

    • Trac

      This would be a major feat for Argentina with Silva(team captain) and Neymar our for the match.

  • Trac

    I did not know this. Each team has to pony up 1.5 mil to enter the tourney. Team USA won 9 mil at the cup, the winning team gets a cool 575 Million Dollars. That’s a lot of Haagen Daz! Go Holland!

    • Shady

      You’re not officially on the bandwagon until you change your avatar.

      • MB30SD

        smh

        fuck holland… although Haagen Daz is insanely good sheite.

        I’m officially switching my support to ARG because I don’t like the dutch, can’t go with ze germans, and the Brazilians just lost two of their best players.

        • Trac

          Ahh, the kiss. Thanks for the nod. Hee hee.

          • MB30SD

            meh, whatevs.

        • yes. Now ,ARG can lose.

          I think before the game Neymar is going to get wheeled in and give a small speech, and the Brazilian team is going to come out like Butch in “Pulp Fiction”, angry and inspired and knock out zee Germ.

          Well, maybe. I had the Germans and Holland going all along but we’ll see. Holland looked a little shaky against Coast Rica.

          • Trac

            Costa Rrrrica only allowed 2 goals during regulation in the tournement. THAT is insane.

          • Didn’t Mex allow less? One was a whateves at the end of a 2-0 game. Not even sure if they gave up another one besides the penalty to Holland.

            Blanked Brazil IN Brazil WITH Neymar. Bomb.

      • Trac

        Oranje! Kinda reminds me of the bears Oranje jerseys.

        • MB30SD

          uhhhh. no, not really at all actually. SMH.

          • Trac

            Navy and Oranje!

      • Fahger?

  • AlbertInTucson

    What NOT to do while already facing a 1 year suspension from the NFL…

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/browns/2014/07/05/josh-gordon-arrested-dwi/12249595/

    • Trac

      Can’t coach stupid.

      • AlbertInTucson

        True, true, but this is more about a guy with serious addiction issues than just stupidity. Kind of sad to watch someone take a marvelous opportunity and just flush it away.

        All the more reason to respect what Brandon Marshall has done to prevent his life and career from spinning out of control.

        It takes a hell of a lot of courage to look in the mirror and say “I have a problem in my life and I think I’m looking at it.”

  • MB30SD

    esther is kinda cute.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/07/05/intv-make-me-beautiful.cnn.html

    A fucking hijab… yeah, beautiful.

    • Trac

      That was the best one. Seriously.

      • MB30SD

        Allaaaaah akbar!!

        ?

  • Trac

    Soooo glad Big Mike was able to refocus dablog. Hee hee

    • CanadaBear

      For all the blog fans that aren’t soccer fans, i give him credit for trying. Glad all you guys dig the WC. Variety is the spice of life and all that other happy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cormonster

    http://www.metanamorph.com/ Awesome street art. Would some to see some of these in person.

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