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Across The Middle With Andrew Dannehy

| December 23rd, 2015

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• I hate to be “that guy”, but this is now three straight games that the Bears have barely bothered to show up for. We can talk all we want about a culture change and can claim it has already happened, but, to me, it’s pretty clear that John Fox still has a lot of work to do. At this point, it would be a surprise if they didn’t finish with the same record they finished with last year.

• Does Fox get some sort of bonus if he doesn’t use his timeouts? I don’t get it. He wouldn’t use them when they were down three before the half, but he would when they were down 14 with no real shot? And he thinks he’s right. That might be the part that bothers me the most. When he’s asked about this, he acts as if nobody should be questioning him when what he’s doing is flat out stupid.

• Teddy Bridgewater converted six first downs passing and none of them came on throws that went beyond the first down marker. What does that tell you? This defense is bad.

• Solid start for John Timu. I can see him looking really good next to a speedy linebacker next year. Maybe a guy named Myles Jack. I’ve never seen Jack play, but his name is Myles Jack: He’s going to be a stud.

• Good rule of thumb: When a screen pass is intercepted, it’s never the quarterback’s fault. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule, but Sunday wasn’t one of them. Cutler couldn’t see the defender because he crouched down — hiding behind Long — right as he released the ball. It was a good defensive play, but Long has to keep his block there and make abso-fricken-lutely sure the defender does not get his hands on the pass.

• Why does Will Sutton play? This isn’t a matter of a player not fitting a scheme. This is a matter of a player not being good.

• The Alshon Jeffery conversation is too long for this spot, but watch what Antonio Brown did on Sunday and watch Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins and it’s clear that Alshon isn’t them. But, one way or another, he’ll be a Bear next year. I’d bet your house on it.

• Kyle Long’s best position is guard. His best attribute is his physicality. He’s a monster once he gets his hands on the defender and he’s able to do so every play at guard. His worst attribute is his technique. By playing him at tackle, they’re minimizing his best attribute and emphasizing his worst. When it comes to building their team, they know they have a stud guard if they put him back there. If they leave him at tackle, they have no idea what they have there OR at guard. I’m not saying he can’t become a good tackle, but he was never as bad at guard as he has been at tackle and probably will never be as good at tackle as he was at guard.

• The Bears defense has almost given up as many points as Lovie’s. Two weeks ago it looked like Tampa Bay was headed to the playoffs and Lovie’s loyalists were saying it was a mistake to fire him. Two straight bad losses later and Lovie is in the exact same spot the Bears are in. The weird part is, Lovie inherited a good defense, but every move he’s made on that side of the ball has been bad.

This Still Doesn’t Make Sense

On the Vikings first drive, they faced a second-and-10 before Pernell McPhee tipped a pass right to Chris Prosinski, but Prosinski elected not to intercept it. Seriously, it would have been the easiest interception of Prosinski’s life, but he ran away from the ball, which landed about a foot away from where he was standing when McPhee tipped it.

Did he see a bee? A butterfly perhaps? WE NEED ANSWERS DAMNIT! But I know he wasn’t focused on the game he was currently playing because, if he was, that ball would’ve never hit the ground.

It didn’t end up being a big play because it was incomplete, but if Prosinski knew he was supposed to be trying to catch passes from the opposing quarterback, it would’ve been a big play.

Player of the Week

Matt Forte. There really isn’t a good option for this, so I went with Forte solely because he helped me win my playoff fantasy matchup.

Forte had a decent game even without a long run that was called back. He averaged nearly six yards per carry and had over 50 receiving yards. A lot of it came in garbage time, but my fantasy team doesn’t care when the players score.

Goat of the Week

Shea McClellin.  A lot of candidates, but Shea is supposed to be the Bears coach on the field and they look disorganized before just about every snap. Almost all of the Vikings first downs came on underneath throws when everybody knew underneath throws were coming on every third down.

It’s unfair to blame it all on Shea, but when an undrafted rookie free agent making his first start looks significantly better, well, what more needs to be said?

Bold Prediction for Week 16

Shea is going to get his first sack of the season on Winston.

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  • Irish Sweetness

    So I backed the Steelers +9.5 today. Twice. Good deal, eh? Of course if I make a mistake in betting I can’t change my bet, once struck. But the bookmaker can. Totesport.com can. Is that fair?

    They sent me an email :


    Due to a pricing error, your bet on Pittsburgh Steelers @ 10/11 has been voided in accordance with our betting rules:

    1. Acceptance of wagers.

    Should there be an obvious pricing error or system failure which leads to incorrect prices, lines or handicaps being displayed, any bets taken at these prices will be deemed void.

    The revised market is now available should you choose to place a bet on the event at the correct price.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused & if you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    • MB30SD

      Cunts

    • Bobby Douglass

      That’s ridiculous. Based on that I bet they can. Any recourse other than bitching about it?

    • Scharfinator

      The mafia makes its own rules. Deal with it… or don’t gamble… or become a mobster!

      • Trac

        Jes. Having gone to school with spawn of the Big Tuna and The Ice Pick, they definitely lived the good life.

    • Sactowns#1

      My bookie did this to me on a TNF game. Texted me 20 min before game time with a new line that was 3.5 points higher. I was not pleased.

    • CanadaBear

      As a teenager I played a 4-team parlay every week for $1 (pd $10). I played for a couple of years. The only week I would have won the bookie said the heat was on and the bets were off. I’ve never bet on football since. Sometimes you have to read the signs.

    • Sactowns#1

      Wait. .. I’ve got Steelers -10/ -11. That’s not a huge shift if you meant you got them at -9. But yeah if they had it at +9 that’s an obvious fat finger mistake.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Surely Timu gets player of the week for leading both teams in tackles in his first game? He’s got the intangibles.

    And it took Samurai a few years to learn the Mike/defensive play-caller role. I’m not really defending Shea, here, but there aren’t many Keuchly’s out there. There are no short-cuts here. He’s still thinking. A couple of years of tape-watching would be required to call a defense properly, no? He ahs to know where the ball is going before the play. He doesn’t. In fact, it looks as though Timu is moving to the ball every time as soon as the ball is snapped, where Shea starts moving one or two steps later. Timu moves first – correct. Shea thinks first – incorrect. Nobody should be thinking when the ball is snapped, and Shea is still doing that.

    • SC Dave

      This looks about right.

    • DaMurph

      It didnt take him a few years. He started the 3rd game of his career and never looked back. He had no trouble calling the defenses. My Irish brother your history on Singletary from him not being smart and now taking years to learn the calls on D are totally WRONG! You need to brush up on your facts.

      • Dunno. Ryan used to call him an idiot, but maybe that was a motivational tactic since later I think he stated Singetary was the smartest player he ever coached.

        • DaMurph

          he never called him dumb or an idiot….Otis Wilson was the dumb one. From the beginning he said he was smart. He just wouldnt address him by name and called him number 50……pushed him hard to be better. And yes he said he was smart and the best linebacker in football.

  • Trac

    Been on the Myles Jack band wagon for some time now. Yes, draft him!

    • DaMurph

      I dont know, he is 6’1 225 really on the small side for linebacker. Hes had injury issues, his coach thinks its a mistake to come out. Im not sold on this.

      • His coaches think it’s a mistake for him to come out cuz THEY want to keep him for another year.

        You’re right about his size though. That’s a bit small (but man can he hit, rush and cover!)

        He should be available at the top of the 2nd, much like Eric Kendricks was last draft (who is also undersized) going #13 in the 2nd.

        • DaMurph

          I dont know a lot of coaches advise their players to come out and make the money……usually if they advise them not to come out it usually proves the coaches right. Shea hit and rushed in college too…..you see how that undersized thing worked for him. I just dont think we can afford to reach on anybody or take a chance on being way undersized.

  • Trac

    So how many pro bowlers do the Bears have this year?

    • BillW

      The fact that it is zero and without anyone who could conceivably make it as an alternate (once all the “injury” substitution starts) tells us we have a long way to go.

      I’m not sure what to think but I guess I over reacted to the mini surge we had getting to five wins. Since all but one were close games (coin flips as Jeff calls them) I should not be surprised a couple went the other way

      So I’m back to thinking this year was about becoming stable in the locker room and on the field (no 50 point games, back breaking ints etc)

      But we really need more takent

    • MB30SD

      zero… point… zero.

      Means nothing. We’ll be fine next year. It’s a big popularity contest anyway. fuck ’em. waaaah.

      • It also shows what this coaching staff had to work with.

        Reminds me of Frank Costanza trying to salvage bad meat.

  • Joe Anderson signed by the Jets.

    Good for him.

    • Sactowns#1

      Saw a recent pic of him. Can you said roid monster? Jeesh.

      • BearDown100393

        Peeing in the cup might prove difficult.

      • We shoulda signed him, put him at the Mike, and cut Shea.

    • I read that Bmarsh had something to do with that signing.
      Man, how I wish Bmarsh wasn’t such a self-promoting dingbat.

  • 505Bears

    McNugget doesn’t have a sack this year?! I knew he sucked, but damn!!

    • CanadaBear

      If he comes in unblocked on the blind side, he might get the QB on the ground. Or not.

  • The Yes Guy

    Yes. Yes. YES YES YES.

    • The GP

      I said the same last night… with your mom.

      • MB30SD

        BOOM!

      • The Yes Guy

        ….Daddy?

  • Sactowns#1

    Good morning Gentlemen! You know covers are rarely as good as the original but sometimes you find some exceptions. . Doc here’s a couple for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi49yirJiEA

    https://soundcloud.com/buzzrecords/weaves-drag-me-down-one-direction-cover

    • CanadaBear

      Love Charles Bradley’s voice.

      • Sactowns#1

        Yeah. He made that Sabbath song his own for sure.

        • Cormonster

          That was great. Thanks.

  • CanadaBear

    I think Andrew isn’t taking into account that Long had 3 days of practice at RT before the first game. Not saying he’s going to be great at tackle but give him an entire training camp and pre-season and then judge the results.

    • BearDown100393

      IMO this isn’t about Kyle Long. It is about the decision to force a Pro Bowl caliber player into an inexperienced position that has not paid off at all. It seems stupid (to me) to honestly expect anyone (no matter how naturally gifted) to learn a new position during the course of a NFL season.

      • BillW

        Mully is up and down as a writer but today he makes that point. Essentially says the Bears need to “pick a lane” with Kyle (lt, rt, rg) but be careful he doesn’t become a wrecked player.

        • It’s not uncommon for “swing tackles” to play 3 positions. If olinemen with much less talent than Long can do it, so can he.

          In fact, I think him learning both OG and RT makes him a better player, esp considering how inexperienced he is playing football in general.

          Plus, I trust he could handle it.

      • Andrew Dannehy

        I sure am considering that and it doesn’t change the fact that he isn’t good there. He was instantly good at RG.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that Cutler was our best player this year is a double-edge sword. On one hand, bully for him as such a mid-to-late career progression was welcome and commendable. On the other hand, he is still only a top 16 guy and others should be closer to the top of their position than he is to his.

    But on the offensive side, Alshon missed half the year, Long (after starting strong) struggled at RT, Forte may have finally shown signs of slowing down (and shared duties with Langford) and Bennett became extra flaky and ended up on IR.

    Btw, my guess is we have seen the last of Martellus in a Bears uni.

    • BearDown100393

      That dinosaur is already extinct.

    • Forte looked good to me last game. He broke a long run, that naturally got called back because our offense leads the league in holding.

      I would like Forte back, for a reasonable price, as a between the 20 guys.

      In the “go zone” and short yardage, Langford/Carey.

      But most likely Forte is gone.

      • SC Dave

        I hope your first part is right. I really think letting Forte go is a bad idea.

  • BearDown100393

    Jared Allen would have intercepted that ball. He has the awareness lacked by Prosinski.

  • Sactowns#1

    I will repost this because I amused myself with it.

    The most wholesomest whitest boys in a ll of NFL starting QBdom

    #1- Brady
    #2- Rodgers
    #3- Alex Smith
    #4 – Matt Ryan (he’s got dark eyes. got something in there somewhere)
    #5- Carson Palmer (soulless ginger)
    #6- Jay Cutler (resting douche face)
    #7- Matt Cassel (Handlebar mustache looks dangerous!)
    #8- Brian Hoyer (shaved head. Prob in a gang)
    #9- Derrick Carr (wrist tattoo. Pirate or sailor?)
    #10- The Manning Brothers (can people still say mongoloid?)
    Omitted- Drew Brees (both parents are lawyers, prob a Jew)
    Matt Stafford (Jim Henson told us Muppets do not have a race or sexuality) Ryan Fitzpatrick (Looks part wookie)

    • DaMurph

      Drew Brees Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, 1/128th French……. The shit you can find on da internet. 1/128th, WTF hahahaha

      • Sactowns#1

        Hahaha. Where the hell did you see that posted? Who the hell claims 1/128th? lol

        • BillW

          Ancestry.com. Join today!

        • DaMurph
          • Sactowns#1

            Ah, but he’s no longer a starting QB.

          • DaMurph

            I think he will play….they say he is day to day but the guy loves to play.

    • MB30SD

      funny… racist.

  • CanadaBear

    For some reason I find myself reading comments on sports articles. I was reading an article on CSNchicago about Alshon. One of the final comments was to trade that loser. At that point I realized this really isn’t very enlightening.

    • BillW

      Kind of like the guy on the last thread who feels it’s the mccaskeys fault for not spending money. Despite their eating the contracts of two gms and coaches in two year’s time

      I always mentally translate those to “I don’t actually follow the Bears but I’m pissed they aren’t going to to the Super Bowl because that would be be an awesome party!”

    • Cormonster

      The best comment sections are some of the political sites. The amount of idiocy is astonishing. Places like Raw Story, ThinkProgress, Freedom Works, Glenn Beck, etc. The comment boards are filled with uninformed or misinformed people writing incoherent sentences and misspelled words calling the other side stupid.

      • SC Dave

        Stay away from the articles on ‘terrorists’ . The ‘solutions’ offered up by some of these wingnuts are scary… Mao-like scary.

        • MB30SD

          kill ’em all and let jesus sort ’em out?

          • SC Dave

            Kinda.. more like stuff that led to pol pot’ s cambodia.

          • MB30SD

            meh, that shit never works. Like any extreme viewpoint. charlatans.

          • SC Dave

            It only creates unfathomable evil and misery before it fails

          • SC Dave

            Although some in the end become t-shirt heroes ala that pathetic psychopath Che

          • MB30SD
          • Sactowns#1

            America loves totalitarian govts. Of course you gin up the plebes and talk about how evil these totalitarian dictators are. Then you open a ton of factories and exploit the horrid conditions these dictators force their people to live in. (I typed this from my iphone)

          • Cormonster

            I listen to a lot of public radio when I work. I’m always amazed at the number of “educated intellectuals” (callers, hosts, guests) that will rip on oppressive regimes unless it’s one of their favorite left-wing regimes. The same people will rip on the evils of Pinochet or Robert Mugabe, but talk glowingly about a Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro. It makes no sense whatsoever. I’ve heard countless programs praising Chavez over the last 10-15 years, but none recently talking about the economic basket case he created in Venezuela.

          • MB30SD

            I could tell you stories about mugabe. My uncle was an SA army specialist and then became a mercenary/assassin during the war (Rhodesian war). Man, my dad tells me some scary movie like shit that went down in Rhodesia (zim). he ended up with gambling debt and too many ghosts of the supposedly hundreds of people he killed with his hands and killed himself one night.

            Mugabe has destroyed that beautiful country along with the people. really tragic. he needs to be pulled out of his mansion and unceremoniously executed up against his white wall. Sadly, the next mugabe up just pops into place behind him. Tis africa after all.

          • Cormonster

            It’s a shame to see what happened to that country. It went from one of the richest in Africa and turned into a cesspool in the last 25 years under Mugabe. It’s also a shame that SA and other developed countries in Africa have not condemned his actions or put any real political pressure on him. I’m no expert, but it seems that the biggest things holding African countries back is government corruption and weak institutions. I used to do a lot of reading on what was going on throughout Africa, but it just got too depressing and seemed hopeless, so I gave up about 5 years ago.

            Sorry to hear that about your uncle. War is terrible and its effects last long after its over. My Mom said my Dad still has terrible nightmares (along with his brother) from Vietnam, and that was over 45 years ago.

          • MB30SD

            100%. Africa is always going to be africa. It will never change.

            Thanks corm, he was my aunt’s husband and died before I was born. Must be rough… even as a merc.

          • Cormonster

            When I was a kid I used to read this book series called “They call me the Mercenary” by Axel Kilgore. Me and my brother used to eat that shit up. From what I remember most of them took place in some fucked up African country. He would just go from country to country killing bad guys and fucking hot chicks. That was pretty damn cool when I was in Junior HIgh.

          • CanadaBear

            Honestly Dave if you asked the majority of people wearing Che T-shirts, who he was and his legacy, most of them couldn’t give you an answer. They might as well be wearing Ed Hardy T-shirts. (Most of them have no idea Ed Hardy is a tattooist).

          • I’ve concluded that most ppl who wear Che/JimMorssion/Nirvana/Tupac/Dean tshirts don’t really care about those “icon’s” accomplishments, music, nor necessarily political stances.

            I think most admire that icon’s “passion” for their respective fields.

            Plus, tragic figures always appeal more to the masses.

          • MB30SD

            I only wear Affliction tshirts with my karate pants and belt (brown)

          • Cormonster

            I seen a cool T-shirt that said “Don’t be a DouChe” with the iconic Che picture. I thought about getting it and wearing it to hippy concerts.

          • MB30SD

            funny

          • SC Dave

            Nine familial extermination advocates, to be exact. Lunatics.

  • The GP

    THIS….. is a man shovelling out a Chicken Coop…..

    http://homesprout.typepad.com/.a/6a0133f5d31c57970b016304207a87970d-pi

    On Christmas Eve night, Shae will be visited by THREE ghosts. The last will show him this image.

  • MB30SD
    • BillW

      Very sad. I wonder if there is legal recourse for the Duerson family given how he was portrayed. Scary how they can make up crap about a dead person affecting millions of people’s opinion of him

      • The GP

        They didn’t make up crap.

        Did you watch the PBS documentary “League of Denial”. It’s free on PBS.org. Watch it.

        Duerson fought AGAINST people being allowed to get help. He thought CTE was a hoax. Perhaps his brain was already addled, but he’s not a hero in the story, he wanted to assist in burying the story. He’s probably shown properly in the film.

        • CanadaBear

          Late in life he seemed like a shill for corporations and attacked the little guys. I think you’re right. Probably due to CTE.

    • SC Dave

      Nice piece from Pompei

  • The GP

    Fun holiday fact:

    Coca-Cola Owns All 61 URLs from Ahh-dot-com to Ahh-With-60-More-‘H’s-dot-com.

    https://bathknight.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/coca-cola_christmas-santa.jpg

  • BillW

    Non football question. That click bait that disqis has on the site? Does anyone click on any of them? I did a couple times. One, they don’t seem to include the picture that enticed you to click in the first place. Two, they are slide shows that make you continually click to the next one, apparently in the hopes you accidentally click on an ad

    Ok, so that’s how they get paid. I get it. They get paid for the clicks. But where is the money coming in? Do people ultimately buy something from one of the ads?

  • The GP

    • Why does Will Sutton play? This isn’t a matter of a player not fitting a scheme. This is a matter of a player not being good.

    Unreal is a LDE. Somebody needs to spell Goldman, who can take two or three snaps before being gassed. Ego is out. Sutton at times has looked to have run penetration. He’s all we got.

    #NeedMoreTalentinChicago

    • SC Dave

      Do you think we should give up on Ego, or were you just referring to the injury?

      • The GP

        Both. He was a 4-3 guy designed to stuff runs. Not suited for NT. Probably needs to go.

        • SC Dave

          It would ebe nice if we could get something for him, being a second rounder

          • CanadaBear

            I thought the staff liked Ferguson. He may not be an ideal fit but if he can bring it on Sunday’s …

      • willbest

        I think rookie contracts are guaranteed, which was the trade off for preventing them from being excessive. He is basically going to be depth next year unless he is rancid.

    • To POXs credit, they did try to get McDonald, but that didn’t pan out.
      Washingtion looked good to, then he went down.

      Dline must be #1priority in the offseason, IMO, followed by Oline (build the trenches, duh!), ILB/CB/S.

    • Andrew Dannehy

      Bruce Gaston needs more snaps. Or just try someone else, anyone else.

  • MB30SD
  • The GP

    The NFL’s conduct policy should include fashion.

    What the fuck is this?

    http://www.chicagofootball.com/_internal/cimg!0/mug38sjeyk5qemv5we2umea8cpz6fxp

    It looks like freakin Rollerball. I half expect to see James Caan roller skating through this shot….

    JOHN-A-THAN! JOHN-A-THAN!

    (I self award 74 blog points for my Rollerball reference)

    • Rumor is Caan is hung like a mule.

      Mustard-v-Ketchups!

      • MB30SD

        • MB30SD

          that scene makes me fucking LALZ. Dude, sometimes will farrell is fucking hilarious.

      • CanadaBear

        You do realize a mule is asexual? If you do, James Caan has a couple free throws coming for a personal foul.

    • SC Dave

      I award -84 blog points for self-awarding of blog points.

  • MB30SD

    today is basically friday. you’re welcome (I think): http://iconosquare.com/tag/boobielicious

    or if you’re partial to FB: https://www.facebook.com/iloveBoobielicious/

  • OK, off topic, but I just saw Star Wars last night (don’t worry, no spoiler alerts).

    Topic: kids

    I went with this chick and her daughter (I usually avoid going out with girls who have kids, but unless I’m going to exclusive date 21 year old girls, this is unavoidable as a single man in your mid 30s.)

    So, thought the lil girl (6yrs old) would be super excited about watching Star Wars in Imax 3D, right?

    Nope. In fact, I think she took off her glasses half way through the movie, and wanted to leave as soon as it was over.

    Earlier in the week, I brought over the whole collection, 1-6, to kind of get us all in the Star Wars mood, but again, she wasn’t all that excited about it. She preferred playing “Crossy Roads” on her Ipad.

    Now, there may have been a few extenuating circumstances.

    1. She’s only 6.
    2. She’s a girl, and more into Dinosaurs right now.
    3. This was her first “grown up” movie she watched at the theater.

    Still, I wonder if kids now adays aren’t into movies like the previous generations?

    I remember watching Star Wars as a lil kid, and my cousins, and I went nuts! we would make anything into a lightsaber and smack each other in the heads with lightsaber sounds.

    But this generation of kids don’t seem all that impressed by movies (and not just her). My nephews (7 and 5) much rather play their 3DS than watch movies or play sports. Heck, they even watch youtube channels watching other dudes play. Put on a movie, and they sorta phase out.

    Is this making them have short attention span? Is this a common theme among you parents?

    Maybe I’m getting old like Cananda and AL (get off my lawn!), but I’m not sure if this is a beneficial trend.

    I read that videogames actually are more healthy for kids since they’re “interactive” as oppose to making children into merely “passive” spectators, but still, I movies do have plots, dialogue, cinematography, etc, and I would think should provide a certain amount of “cultural” graces.

    I mean, if they can’t sit through movies, how are they going to read books, or go to museums, etc?

    Anyhow, just wanted to share that, and see what you fathers/uncles thought about it.

    • MB30SD

      first let me get up on my daddy soapbox…

      what in thee fuck are you doing boyah?!

      Unless you’re going to seriously date this girl suggest that you stop hanging out with her daughter, because although you’re a cunt, she will get attached to you. Asshole! ; )

      Now, my daughter is the same age, and she loves movies… not quite sure that A) I’d let her watch starwars in the first place, and B) not sure she’d be into it. She loves movies like the parent trap and the sandlot. movies with kids around her age range… robots and monsters, not so much.

      My 5 yr old is into all that shit, he just can’t sit still for more than 3 minutes.

      So in summary, you’re an asshole. Hope that helped. hahahaha (I keed I keeeeed) ((kind of))

      • Trust me, I DON’T want to be daddy, but she asked me if I would want her daughter to come along, and it felt like a trick question. I can’t say, “No” at that point lol

        Plus, as big of an asshole as I am, her real daddy is a BIGGER dick. That dude was supposed to take his daughter to see star wars, but he instead chose to go to a concert

        #futurestripper

        So, thought it would be nice, but don’t think I’m doing it again and probably gonna ween myself from such future situations, as cool as both of them are. Slow it down.

        Yeah, a lot of kids can’t sit for more than 3 minutes, that’s kinda my point.

        Ppl want to point to “ADHD” or whatever the fuck, but I just wonder if this was always the case.

        Maybe.

        But back when we were kids we used our restless energy to play sports and not just fuck around on ipads or video games (though we also played some vid games).

        Dunno. Maybe movies are going the way of the radio mystery stories….

        • MB30SD

          yeah, I was mostly fucking with you, but I think your plan is a good one. Poor little girl. I don’t get bad parents. A girl I used to date’s ex never sees his daughter and makes no effort. I would die if I didn’t see my kids for more than a few weeks. what a cunt guys like that are.

          Yeah, I took ALL that shit away from my kids when they’re at my house. We can do Razkids or ABC mouse, but that’s it. And my daughter types emails to my dad, but the handheld zombie boxes… fuck no.

          • haha, I do like suishi and clam, just not clam penis, like you do!

            Yeah, the “father” is like 32, so it may just be “immaturity”. Or, he’s just a dude who never should’ve been a dad but happened to impregnate someone. Lots of those.

            The mother is actually pretty good with that, only allows like 1-2 hours on the IPAD or whatever, but mostly I think she let her play that when I was over so we could watch the movies in peace lol

            Oh well. Such is life. That’s the nice girl.

            And that’s why I have a “naughty” one on the side who doesn’t have kids, shaves everything, and doesn’t wear panties under short skirts when she comes over.

            #win/win

          • MB30SD

            I LOVE the second type. I just had one of mine come over a few minutes ago for a lunchie. Literally 30 minutes of forking and she’s like, thanks… bye. perfect.

            And yes, I LOOOOOVE clam penises!! Who doesn’t?!?!

          • Shady

            You slut.

          • MB30SD

            The second. My kids fill the family/unconditional love thing. Honestly, I’m 3 years since the divorce I’ve never once felt lonely, I just miss my kids.

            ..but I was with the ex for 16 years, getting the absolute beat down for the last 5-6.

          • I got footage of it.

          • MB30SD

            That would have been easier. I have a decent pain threshold. She was 5’7″ and about 115. The mental and emotional torture was much much more damaging.

          • CanadaBear

            I try not to bitch about kids because I never had any. It seems like kids just aren’t all that interested in anything other than electronic gadgets and social media. I know hunting in Iowa, my generation was the last one still banging away at pheasants. I’m sure part of it is kids don’t have an adult to get them started hunting. I’m also sure many of the kids are way too lazy to go out and crash through weeds and fields to scare up the birds. Whenever someone brought their kid along, they usually ended up in the truck due to no interest or they were in pathetic shape and couldn’t keep up. Before anyone skewers me about the kids not being in shape. I usually hunted with a couple of guys pushing 70 and beyond.

          • Irish Sweetness

            A few weeks? I’d start to melt if I had to spend a night apart from them.
            I’m almost mourning the time when they grow up a bit, and they’re not little cherubs anymore. Enjoy every little minute now, because it will all be over before you know it. It can be so painful being a parent – sometimes I’m looking at them and I imagine their lives if I pass away, get rocked off my motorbike, whatever.

            Loving the little shits more than life itself is a mind-blower.

          • MB30SD

            Totally, but remember I’ve had to go through a rough divorce where I’m forced not to see my kids for a few days every week, so that has become just my lot in life.my deal with her is 3 nights away max.I said 3 weeks because when my mom passed I was in Africa away from them for that long and it was brutal.

            I do the same about dying. Hard when you have kids you love so much.

            What happened with the wife btw, did she settle down and play nice?

    • Irish Sweetness

      (Finally ! Star Wars! Yay!)

      I have one twin that loves Star Wars and Dinosaurs (specifically their skeletons(?!)
      Both went to the cinema for the first time last week to see Ep. VII.
      Attention span is a tough deal for kids, and about halfway through the movie they became aware of the glowing red EXIT signs and felt the need to to point them out to me every two minutes.

      Look at episodes of Monster High. They’re literally 2 minutes long !!

      I don’t think I’ve seen ‘Frozen’ the whole way through … with digital shit you can (and they do) skip to their favorite bits. This was a no-no in the era of VHS tapes.

      So it’s probably just indicative of how their media gets delivered to them now – and it’s the same with adults now, right? Fox News .. .any news … soundbites … here a picture of something cute … here’s a quick thing … here’s another one … quick health tip …

      ADD Nation.

      I re-watched Ep. VII. I think my initial concerns were laid to rest. We’re good. Star Wars is back.

  • That Guy

    I’ll be that other guy.

    The Bears’ record isn’t good. We’re going to be picking in or around the top 10 for a reason. But I’m still much happier with Fox than with Trestman. The losses haven’t really been blowouts until this week. And every week, the team has been scrappy.

    These last couple of games the morale will be a bit lower as there’s nothing to play for in the post-season. But for the bulk of the season, the roster was behind Fox. You couldn’t say that for Trestman.

    Bill Barnwell has articles about this. Close games are often a matter of statistics. Teams that do particularly well or badly in close games one season tend to regress toward the mean the next. I figure next year we win a couple more just by law of averages. Couldn’t say that about last year’s roster.

  • SC Dave

    I just realized Andrew blamed Cutler’s horrible screen pass on Kyle Long. Will the most pathetic forms of excuses PLEASE end?

    • If Andy or Jeff ever blame Cutler for anything, I think I would die from shock.

      They’re contractually obligated to defend him.

      That being said, Cutler has moved me to “agnostic” this season.

      Doesn’t mean he didn’t quit last season, and that he (and Gase) may not get figured out next season.

      Still, I’m not missing the boneheaded INTs and stripsacks, that’s for sure.

      • DaBearsBlog

        I blame Cutler when it’s on Cutler. I just don’t irrationally hate him like many others. And this year the Bears would have 0 wins without him.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. If you ever read DBB’s tweets there are daily Cutler blow jobs. That is the problem when you try to counter-balance one extreme with another (even if you think aren’t). In fact, Waffle comes off as measured by comparison.

        Btw, with you on Cutler this year. I have been cautiously impressed. That said, it’s one year and how much is attributable to Gase is an educated guess.

        If Cutty reverts to form next year, I won’t be shocked.

        • CanadaBear

          I’ll actually be kinda shocked if he regresses. I think before Fox/Gase, the coaching staff more or less put the offense all on him. I think he tried everything in his power to pull games out, INT’s be damned. Of course, usually that just makes it worse. Who knows? Hopefully he keeps marching in the right direction.

      • willbest

        I don’t even blame him for quitting last year. Crypt Keeper tried to scapegoat him at the end of a meaningless season.

        • Anonymous

          I do. You don’t do that as a professional nor to your teammates. Regardless of Trestman and Kromer.

          • CanadaBear

            I think Cutler was one of the last guys to quit on them. After that Kromer BS, he totally checked out.

          • I have mixed feelings about him quitting.

            On the one hand, I understand him doing so for said reasons.

            On the other hand, I’ve played on some pretty horrible fucking teams who didn’t respect the coaches, and I would never let up even in practice doing wind sprints, bear crawls, or 6am weightlifting, yet alone on game day.

            And I wasn’t getting paid millions of dollars. No cameras were on me. I wasn’t the QB, nor even the star of the team.

            But yeah, it’s ok for Cutler to quit.

            I guess he can tell his kids that, “It’s ok to quit if you don’t like your coaches, bosses or general circumstance in life.”

          • CanadaBear

            When the coaches are scapegoating you to the media to try and save their worthless hides, I think it’s OK to send them a fuck you.

          • Yeah, see, that’s where the “understandable” part clicks on.

            Playing in the nfl with all the cameras and politics perhaps adds another dimension.

            Still, the QB quitting on the team isn’t the same as say Martellus checking out.

            Other guys like Bmarsh were still trying afterall. I don’t see how you as the defacto leader (QB) can half-ass it while they’re still trying to ball and win.

            If I ever did that and saw some dude still playing his ass-off, I’d feel ashamed.

            But maybe that’s just me.

          • CanadaBear

            I agree with ya completely except I had a boss that was a two-faced, lying, cheating bastard that loved to kiss up and kick down. Nothing de-motivated me more than that cocksucker. From what I remember, Cutler quit in the last 3 games (after the Kromer revelation). Wasn’t BMarsh already on the shelf by then? I felt like Cutler was one of the last to quit on the coaches. Hell, all the old guys on D were on the shelf or were just going through the motions all year. Anywho, I totally get your point.

          • Yeah, I get the work analogy, but in sports it’s a lil different.

            When you’re on a team that depends on each other not only for performance, but for survival, then you don’t won’t to half-ass it.

            What if Cutler was still trying but Bushrod wasn’t? Cutler would get killed.

            Same with some of those borderline guys trying to make a roster. They’re trying to fulfill their dream, and the QB is like, “whatevs”.

            I don’t necessarily want to compare it to war, but a lot of those soldiers didn’t even vote for the commander and chief and often hate those who sent them to hellholes, but they gotta do their duty for the guy next to them.

            I think football in someways is like that.

            But last year was really an anomalous scenario, the perfect shit storm, so on one level, I can understand, though not necessarily condone it.

          • SC Dave

            I don’t recall Matt Forte, for example, quitting at all.

          • madscout12

            BMarsh wasn’t playing by the time Cutler quit.

          • Yeah, but he was trying all up until that point (and hurt), and does anyone doubt he would’ve still tried up until the very last second?

          • CanadaBear

            Depends if it was one of those games where he didn’t get the ball that often. He checked out a time or two in games. But once that crazy bastard was all in, look-the-fuck-out.

          • BearDown100393

            He quit vaccination programs first.

          • MB30SD

            you are the king of one-liners. It’s nahdt a toomah.

          • willbest

            If your General aims his gun at you and starts firing, there is nothing wrong with jumping for cover rather than standing at attention and taking it.

      • CanadaBear

        I’ve never blamed any of the players for quitting last year, esp Cutler. That backstabbing, kumbaya singing, two faced, POS coaches (I’m looking at you Nessman and Kromer) didn’t deserve any loyalty.

        • Trac

          Cman’s bringin the heat today. You go boi! Lol

    • BearDown100393

      That shovel pass…..

  • Sactowns#1

    Here’s a question for you single gents. Seems to be a constant battle.
    Would you rather…..
    Date a gal with a hot body who lives to please you but is pretty damn dumb. or..
    Date a smart gal who doesn’t work out (most don’t) and who is independent to a fault

    • CanadaBear

      I’m married but will chime in. If you’re looking for a serious relationships go with #2. Otherwise, #1 with a bullet!!!!!!!

      • You are truly sage, Canada.

        The dumb hot girl you will eventually get tired of cuz of the drama.
        The independent nice girl you will eventually get tired of cuz of the boredom.

        So, date both, Sac. And have old flings on standbye to hold you over when one of the two crashes and burns.

        • CanadaBear

          I’ve gone out with a few dumb girls and it’s just not much fun explaining all your jokes and remarks. Up until that point, it’s all good. I like a woman to be independent so they don’t look to you to entertain them 24/7. You never have to get that sheepish look on your face when your dumb GF lets loose with a particularly stupid remark.

          • MB30SD

            You also don’t have to sleep on your own fucking couch because you said, “whadup bitches” to your buddies.

            (How daaaare you degradation women!)

          • DaMurph

            I thought the question was who would you date, not who would you marry.

          • MB30SD

            I have PTSD murph. At literally the first whiff of drama or ball crushing, I just drop the mike and move on… on the spot. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

          • Cormonster

            I’ve never had a girlfriend longer than 2 years for those reasons. I almost got married once about 20 years ago, and boy am I glad I broke it off. She would have made me miserable. I had another long term relationship (for me) with a good looking, smart, fun, independent chick, but she acted like having sex was a chore and she would just lay there like a wet noodle. I went on a fucking spree for 3 months after I got out of that one.

          • MB30SD

            yep. exactly. I’ve been on a spree for 3 years and I still get totally squirly when a girl I’m dating tries to even remotely put any pressure on. NEXT!

          • Cormonster

            You must be getting pretty good at the crazy-hot matrix. Just stay in the fun and dating zones.

          • MB30SD

            Bingo!

          • SC Dave

            You are clearly a bad investment for a decent woman.

          • MB30SD

            1000%

            Just not my time yet. Luckily, there are very few of those out here (hee hee), and the one thing I am is absolutely upfront and honest with erra single girl I date about where I am and what I’m looking for. I’m not a player, and I never lie to women or string them along. … ever.

          • SC Dave

            Fair enough… the key is to make sure you both know the other’s expectations

          • willbest

            Heh. Exactly how is your wife going to stop you from sleeping in your own bed? Mine tried that once. I laughed, and said good luck with that.

          • MB30SD

            yeah, after a while it just isn’t worth the 3 days of pain, so you say fuck it.

            I’m never doing that again. My way, the logial/fair/reasonable way, or the fucking highway.

          • willbest

            That is why you give them a couple kids.

      • madscout12

        Exactly. Dated a hot dumb girl for like 3 weeks…all I could take. I married an independent hot woman, and we’ll have shit to do together when she isn’t hot anymore. Also, I like BBQ and pizza.

    • MB30SD

      no thanks on #2, ball crushings will ensue. trust me

      • The GP

        I must agree. My SO link is a bigtime C-level and is really difficult to get along with.

        • MB30SD

          Yep, brutal. No fucking way maing. It’s awesome at first because they’re close to your level, then the ball crushing just comes home. Fuck that noise

      • Trac

        Yeah but you’re more likely to get the clap from #1 types. Just sayin.

        • MB30SD

          Who cares, one shotta penicillin and I’m back in the game baby!

          • Trac

            My drill instructor warned us about Susie Rottercrotch back in the day. I think she’s still around. Hee hee.

          • MB30SD

            Oh she is

        • DaMurph

          #2 will never get into giving head! LOL

          • MB30SD

            THIS!

    • willbest

      #1 and its not even up for debate. Friends and the internet can provide intellectual stimulation. A woman who keeps in shape, cook, clean, and doesn’t use sex as a weapon, is pretty F-ing rare these days.

      • MB30SD

        This (very sadly… and American chicks are the worst. So fucking entitled)

    • DaMurph

      As a married man I can hypothetically say #1

    • Irish Sweetness

      That’s a trick question, right Sac?

  • Anonymous

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog “But we must protect the bowl games! They are essential to the fundamental good of humanity!”

    Yeah, get a true playoff system. And picking four teams out of a hundred at the end of the year hardly seems a representative post-season.

    • willbest

      In fairness, there isn’t really any controversy this year.

      • Anonymous

        No, there isn’t. And that’s good. Still, with that many teams, sixteen should qualify. Just knock the regular season back to ten games and eliminate an early patsy or two.

        • willbest

          Well they are still in the pretending they are student athletes. And those games against the patsies is how those schools fund their athletic departments. I don’t see a need for 16. I don’t even think you need top 8. Though I suspect some years, like last year, you will be debating between a 5th or 6th team.

          • Anonymous

            I would be fine if they eliminated the entire notion of athletic scholarships. Just pay them as staff members of the university with four-year contracts. Otherwise, if they want an education, do what many of us did .. apply for grants, take out loans, etc. If they don’t, no worries there either.

            My guess is it would solve a ton of corruption as well and rinse away most of the hypocrisy.

          • MB30SD
  • The GP

    You see MB – you should come see the roadshow at the Music Box:

    The Hateful Eight is a great movie as it is, but if you can get to the roadshow version it becomes something even better. Projected on 70mm film and, thanks to the overture and intermission, running twenty minutes longer than the standard release, it’s the version Tarantino wants everyone to see and seals the sheer epic scale of the production.

    The overture is an excellent tone setter, formed of six minutes of Morricone’s score over a striking title card of the Wyoming landscape coloured blood red with a small stagecoach at the bottom of the frame (thus acting as a preamble to the movie while also providing a bit of foreshadowing). The intermission is likewise highly effective; it comes at the perfect point in the narrative, signposting the film’s two key halves, and Tarantino has a bit of fun when returning to the action after the break.

    These elements all hearken back to another age of film where the whole cinema experience was a lot more theatrical, something the classically-obsessed Tarantino is very keen to return to (he is one of the few filmmakers who can still get a movie released on proper film, after all). Like the cinematography, having it here isn’t just for the fun of it though – it’s all to further the feeling of a massive feature.

    • MB30SD

      I’d love to maings. Have my babies. They’re more important than anything and trump everything. When I get time with them I never give it up. My only rule. : )

      • DaMurph

        Ah well, GP will just have to tell Kate Upton ya cant make it. Im wondering if she has a Daddy thing on her wish list? LOL

        • MB30SD

          I would probably make an exception for those boobies

  • MB30SD

    fuuny we were talking about this today and I was tindering and bummbling and one of the chicks I got a match with had this on her profile (names have been erased to save the innocent).

    https://imgflip.com/i/w9spt

    • RenoBear

      Thhhhiiiisssss!!! I likery

  • Speaking of quitting. Here’s a insightful discussion. Funny that Jimbo called Waddle, “Slow, small and friendly”.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/videos/Roundtable-Waddle-discusses-career/7b552623-82a7-406b-8398-3914af568198

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