• No Bears were arrested, suspended, or injured playing with explosives this weekend. That’s a win in my book.

    • BearDown100393

      … that we know of

      • that stuff would have leaked out by now.

        • BearDown100393

          lol, yes but there is always a first for everything.

    • AlbertInTucson

      File under “No news is GOOD news.”

  • Trac

    “He builds his teams on men who can play all out total football”.

    Enough said!

  • AlbertInTucson

    FYI, 1966 Record: 5-7-2.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Nice find, Blogfather.

    • The GP

      Fun Fact: Al was the line judge at that game.

      Al was the Ed Hochuli of his day.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Wow. THAT hurts.

  • Anyone blow up anything interesting this weekend?
    Back to the grind…on the plus side, preseason is almost here.
    TThis is a sorta odd off-season as a bears fan. I am very curious and tentatively excited w the next regime, but the Emery/ tresty experiment gut checks me.
    I also don’t like ceding the season to the Fudge, or worse, the kittens.
    Oh well…I’m sure by the 3RD ps game I’ll be a homer again.

    • BearDown100393

      Think positive. The Packers are only 2 or 3 more arrests away to being just an obligatory 3 point favorite at home on Madden Jr. Night.

    • The GP

      Anyone blow up anything interesting this weekend?

      Sounds like you were the one to blow up a firecracker.

    • AlbertInTucson

      AND the Giants have promptly withdrawn a $60M contract offer that was on the table for JPP.

  • SC Dave

    Not going to try to watch atm on my phone, but thanks Jeff. There be Butkus and Sayers in that video, I imagine

    • SC Dave

      And damn… Doug Atkins. Probably the best DE in Bears history. No disrespect intended, Mr. Dent.

  • Not quite Ray Rice, but punch + video + female = black listed.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/06/graphic-deandre-johnson-punch-video-likely-means-no-nfl-for-him/

    However, if we’re truly treating women equally, didn’t SHE throw the first punch?
    I wonder if he’ll get found guilty.

    • BearDown100393

      Is he underage?

      • I’m not even sure – might be. But everyone there looks underage lol

        I think that’s the LEAST of his worries at this point. From what I read, he was already a fringe college player – after this, he might not even be able to go to the CFL.

        • BearDown100393

          He’s apparently 19.

          • If that’s the case, he might be able to work the “I have a drinking problem” angle much like Tiger tried the I’m a “sex addict” chewbacca defense. Yeah Tiger, I’m sure other men would abstain from fucking Norwegian supermodels throwing themselves at them…

            Both bs, but worth a try I suppose.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Career ended by self defense.

    • SC Dave

      Some bitch trying to fuck someone up amd winning. Nothing to see here,.move along.

    • willbest

      So he is trying to squeeze into the bar, she takes offense at his innocent contact, throws the first punch, and this guy is supposed to get blacklisted?

      • in this hyper-sensitive modern NFL, that’s what it looks like.
        It does look like she threw the first punch though. I think he grabbed her arm first, but I don’t think that gives a person the right to throw a haymaker.
        I’m no lawyer though.

        It’ll be interesting to see how the NCAA handles it.

        • Trac

          I can’t think of a non life threatening situation that would justify decking a broad. Just can’t. It’s a morality issue for me.

          • willbest

            That is because you have bought into the feminist myth that privileges accrue to women based on their sex. Chivalry is a code of conduct that requires conduct from weak or the code does not apply. If women are not going to behave like ladies, they are not entitled to its protection.

            There is an epidemic of hyper-aggressive women these days taking advantage of the belief that you and many others share. They are either sociopaths and realize they can get away behaving like that, or they have consumed too much equality Kool-Aid and believe that women and men are physically equal.

            Sadly, things are going to get a lot worse before they get better in this area.

          • Trac

            No, it’s called strength under control. But what do I know.

          • willbest

            What a curious phrase “strength under control”. Under control of what exactly?
            How do you propose we enforce a civil order where men behave like gentlemen and women behave like ladies if you are not willing to use your strength to enforce such an order?
            No doubt you can criminalize certain behavior, but the police/judicial system is only capable of handling a tiny fraction of enforcement of the millions of laws we already have. The only way to effectively order society is through voluntary compliance and citizen social pressure.
            All it sounds to me is that you want to abdicate your responsibility in maintaining social order, or you prefer a state of social anarchy.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Alcohol issue for him.

        • willbest

          She had her arm raised in a fist before he grabbed it. It was a defensive grab. We don’t have the audio, but its likely she was spouting off threats.

      • Johnnywad

        How in the world could you possibly know the contact was innocent? For all you know he had three fingers, two knuckles deep as he “squeezed in” at the bar. I doubt she just turned around with her fist clenched, then slapped a guy because they brushed shoulders.

        • willbest

          I don’t, but she escalated at every step. And my experiences with drunk college girls over the last decade or so leads me to believe that they are usually not innocent.

          • Johnnywad

            Underaged Florida State quarterbacks, in bars, aren’t going to be given the benefit of doubt, when they end the night punching a woman in the face. She seemed to be minding her own business quite well until he showed up. I doubt she turned around with her fist clenched for nothing.

          • if they didn’t have video, the Tallahassee police would absolutely give him the benefit of the doubt. Lot of FSU players get off on stuff b/c the police there are basically an extension of the university.

          • Johnnywad

            I know. I meant from me.

      • AlbertInTucson

        A nice take on what his defense attorney will be spouting.

        • willbest

          And if that is what the jury believes, or more likely the DA when he allows a plead for some token wrist slap crime on par with a parking ticket, what then? We talk about how he got away with one because he is a privileged athlete?

        • BearDown100393

          Chewbacca Defense.

  • The GP

    Apollo Creed is in Mortal Kombat, bitches!

    http://mashable.com/2015/07/07/mortal-kombat-x-predator-bundle/

  • Sactowns#1

    Love the old 2 stroke golf cart. You stick a tee in the governor and I bet you could get that thing up to 40mph.

  • Sactowns#1

    And I always love the old uniforms.

  • BearDown100393

    Russell Wilson’s personal relationships are not my business. And neither is his faith. He is quoted that God spoke to him. Wonderful. Time will tell what God tells Russell Wilson regarding his next contract.

    • God chose not to talk to jews in Auschwitz getting operated on w out anesthesia, captured foes getting beheaded w a rusty blade, lil children w bone cancer. …but HE has chosen to speak to Wilson about money.
      Restores my faith in the universe.

      • Trac

        Knew you’d be at the front of the line on this one. You didn’t disappoint.

        • What’s ur take on ppl who claim God speaks to them directly, Trac?
          I mean, it seems like a completely narcissistic claim, esp when it’s about football or $

          • BearDown100393

            Seems legit…… right?

          • AlbertInTucson

            My take: Bi-Polar or Schizophrenic.

          • Bill Mahr argues that all theists have a neurological disorder…messiahs like Wilson don’t exactly help the cause…

          • Irish Sweetness

            Bill Maher has a neurological disorder!

          • BearDown100393

            or impotent

          • Irish Sweetness

            Not bipolar, don’t hear voices when you’re bipolar, that would be schizo.

            Saying that God has spoken directly to you used to be a great way of getting attention, or at least it was for Joan of Arc. Do people mistake intuition for God ?

          • AlbertInTucson

            You are incorrect regarding Bi-Polar, Dr. Irish. They occassionally hear AND see things.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’ll take “Who is completely cray cray?” for $300, Alex.

          • NewBearInTown

            My unsolicited take:
            People who say G-d doesn’t have time to care about this or that doesn’t understand the concept of an all-powerful being. G-d has time for all of it.
            People who say G-d spoke to them are usually full of it. More importantly, people who claim to know G-d’s intentions are flat wrong because He doesn’t think the way we think. Its like an ant claiming to understand a man’s intentions when he walks across the back yard… Maybe the ant knows that the man will go from one end of the yard to the other, but the any can’t possibly comprehend why the man is walking, how he is walking or a lot of other really superficial details (like what’s beyond the yard that he’s going to).
            But… a wise rabbi once said that a person should take a lesson from everything he sees in the world. If G-d is all knowing, all powerful and has a plan… then the fact that each of us is in a certain place noticing a certain thing means G-d wanted it that way. So even though we’ll never really understand the big picture, still we should try to take something away from the experience to make us better people.
            And yes, that includes the 2014 Bears defense.

          • I respect that you at least respond. Maybe next time, try not to lose to me in FF when it really matters.

            😉

          • Dale701

            The ultimate contradiction, would be your post. Claiming no one can know how God thinks and then telling us how God thinks!
            Yikes, still waiting for a rational comment from a theist!

          • Trac

            Do I think people say stupid things, yes, on both sides. I believe that if it’s not in the Bible, God didn’t say it. That doesn’t mean people can’t expand on what they believe to be Gods will. I’ve lived a complete life and there’s nothing better than a young man to wish to remain sexually pure for his future wife. It’s a huge benefit in many ways.

      • BearDown100393

        Apparently God prefers quarterbacks who claim to abstain from sex above all others.

      • AlbertInTucson

        This is “The Reggie White Gambit”.

        God told Reggie to become a Packer back in the day.

      • AlbertInTucson

        You know, even Joseph Smith, founder of the Morman Church, only claimed to have been spoken to by an angel, not the almighty.

        • BearDown100393

          Sure but Smith was never as elevated as being a Seahawk right?

  • The GP

    Buy the god damn dip!

  • Big Mike

    Came across this today. Irish and I disagree quite a bit over McMahon’s ranking as a QB. There is no dispute that when he was healthy, the Bears won. Here’s a McMahon Tribute that seems to have flowed from Irish.
    https://youtu.be/wvcfAW42ClQ

    • Irish Sweetness

      See above, Mike. He finally made a top 5 list! 25 winning starts in a row will be hard to beat. Yes, he had the great defense, but they couldn’t always win without him.

      Sadly, there seems to be no trace of the Tampa Bay and KC games from ’87 on Youtube (though I have both games on VHS). Masterful comebacks, on days when the defense fell asleep and we went down multiple scores.

      I’ll take the winning mentality over a big arm and “Don’t Care” every time.

      • Big Mike

        I hear you brother. That’s why I posted it. I was not aware that he had a 25 game winning streak from 1984-1987 in games he started. (Sadly just over 50% 25/48)

        • SC Dave

          That last parenthetical point is why Mac won’t ever be considered among the elite. Just not on the field enough, unfortunately.

          • Big Mike

            Indeed and this is the crux of the conversation I have with Irish. #9s QBR was also not that great prior to 84 or after 87.

      • Brady almost equaled that with the Pats a decade ago. I think they ended around 20 or 21.

  • Scharfinator

    I am disappointed to learn that Marshawn Lynch’s biopic will never be released. It would have gone down as one of highest funded to shit quality films ever.

    You can still see the trailer here.
    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh3xee8gn6cCUytGlT

    • BearDown100393

      Ishtar needs a bookend.

  • The GP
  • Irish Sweetness

    Whose beautiful face did I see peering out from the front page of NFL.COM yesterday? Yes, the greatest quarterback ever. Probably.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000500177/article/jerry-rices-yardage-mark-heads-top-five-records-in-nfl-history


    4) Jim McMahon just can’t lose

    Nearly every football fan on Planet Earth over 30 years old knows about the 1985 Chicago Bears. Mike Ditka’s team, Buddy Ryan’s defense and the greatest running back this side of Jim Brown — those were Da Bears of three decades ago. They won every game but one en route to an 18-1 season and a big, fat Super Bowl ring.

    That one loss came on a Monday night in Miami, a contest started by backup quarterback Steve Fuller. You see, every time Jim McMahon started that season (including the playoffs) the Bears won. Ditto 1986. In fact, from McMahon’s last few starts in 1984 to his first few starts of ’87, the product of Brigham Young (the school, not the man) simply did not lose. In the process, McMahon won 25 straight starts, a feat that has never been matched by an NFL quarterback. It should be noted that the Bears didn’t win every game during those four years — going 10-6, 15-1, 14-2 and 11-4 during the regular season(s). But nearly every time they lost, McMahon was hurt.

    While never considered an elite quarterback, McMahon had a knack for making the right play at the right time. And his teammates played for him. Like a Russell Wilson of yore, McMahon wasn’t asked to put up too many scores, either. The Bears, after all, allowed the fewest points in the NFL in ’85 and’86.

    Still, winning 25 straight starts is winning 25 straight starts. In this day of salary-cap parity, I don’t see that record being equaled.

    • whoa there. I got a fish 30 ft long. Whoa there, Irish. Whoa. Like a fish reeling in water lol

    • Bender McLugh

      what would his career have been if that a$$packer didn’t shove his shoulder to the turf……..

  • AlbertInTucson

    One of my early passions was collection Super 8 films. I STILL have the reels with the NFL highlights from 1965 and 67. Camera shops & a few department store camera departments (E.J. Korvette’s) used to carry them and I got a lot by mail order from places like Castle Films and Blackhawk films.

    • The GP

      Put ’em on Youtube, Al!

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