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The 2015 NFL Season Begins Tonight

| September 10th, 2015

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Three Picks for Week 1

Steelers +7 over Patriots

Line just feels too high for a week one match-up between two fairly decent teams. Patriots 24, Steelers 21.

Bills +3 over Colts

My favorite mismatch of the first week is the Bills defensive line against the Colts offensive line. Andrew Luck is in the conversation for best player in the sport but I continue to argue that his coach is mediocre and the roster construction around him is poor. Bills win outright. Bills 16, Colts 14.

Cowboys -6 over Giants

Historically, nobody has been wronger about a team as I have about the New York Giants. So my instincts you should me to ignore my instincts entirely and pick them to win the Super Bowl. But not with that defensive roster and not with the questions along their offensive front. Cowboys 27, Giants 20.

Season Record: 0-0

 

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  • FOOTBALL!!!!!!

    I agree about Buffalo. My upset special of the week. Bills are a nightmare for teams that can’t do anything but pass the ball.

    • Big Mike

      Cowboys, perfect chance to lose all momentum build up last year.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close the wall up with our English dead.
    In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
    To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
    Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
    Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
    Have in these parts from morn till even fought
    And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
    Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
    That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
    Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
    And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
    Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
    The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
    That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
    For there is none of you so mean and base,
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

    GO BEARS!!!!

    • Trac

      Whoever wrote that had too much time on his hands. He he.

  • Bobby Douglass

    Pack only -6? Alright, fess up: who’s betting Bears to make this line that small?

    • Irish Sweetness

      F@%!$in me ! Believe, brother.

    • Big Mike

      If the Bears cover that would be a huge victory in my book. Even if they lose by single digits, (and it’s not because of garbage points at the end of the game), that wouldn’t be awful. If they win outright, I will be stunned and oh so very, very happy.

      • Bobby Douglass

        You and me both.

      • Trac

        Mike, I’m not going to say this again. Bears win!!!

        • Big Mike

          I’m gearing up for the day. Kyle Long jersey, Walter Payton signed HOF football, Dick Butkus HOF helmet, Urlacher bobblehead, and a variety of Bears paraphernalia is coming out of the storage area and into the man cave. Captain Morgan purchased, Ice in freezer and I’ve got Portillos being shipped on Saturday. I love my Chicago Bears. I hate the Packers. Need another jug of kool aid to say Bears w…!

          • BerwynBomber

            Portillo’s! You are going all out. Good choice.

          • Big Mike

            It’s a couple hundred bucks for the ingredients for 20 sandwiches. Having a few guys over to watch the game, plus family loves when Portillo’s comes to town.

          • Irish Sweetness

            WTF are you putting in the sandwiches?

          • Big Mike

            The kit includes 5lbs of beef, 5 jars of giardiniera, 3 containers of sweet peppers, 5 containers of au jus, 20 of their rolls, shipping and handling.

          • Irish Sweetness

            A fitting meal for a fine victory.

          • Waffle

            mike, i’m going to email you my Italian Beef recipe. what is your email?
            It mirrors Portillos flavor but the meat is shredded like Barbacoa from Chipotle if that makes any sense since it’s a crockpot recipe.
            Portillos uses Marconi giardiniera so you can buy it on your own instead of paying out of your ass to get it.
            Turano makes a roll that is very similar to portillos if you put it in the oven for a few minutes.
            Roast your own bell peppers on the grill or sauté them while you marinate your liver with ice cold beer.
            I made 35 beef sandwiches last year for a game for 40.00….maybe 45.00 tops.

          • Big Mike

            You cannot find that giardiniera to save your life out in the DC area. When I’m in town I buy a dozen jars. I’m a pretty good cook. (not just shit on the grill either). For the opener, we’re always authentic. Last year we had Lou Malnado’s shipped out. (not the best, but the best that will deliver to DC).

            Send me a message on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mkehoe1 I’ll send you my email address. Thanks for the recipe. It looks fantastic.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Dude, a WP signed football?

          • Big Mike

            Yep. Won it at a charity auction. Donated $250. Goes for about $1,500 when you see them at memorabilia stores. Worth way more to me.

          • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

            8===========D

      • Irish Sweetness

        One of the many things that’s different about the rivalry now is that they have no tape on us. They have no idea what our defense is going to do. They might figure something out when they have plenty of tape before the Lambeau game, but right now they’ve got squat.

        Rodgers won’t know where the blitz is coming from, and I think we could put up QB hits and sack numbers on him that he hasn’t experienced before. On the other side of the ball, we should win the LOS (assuming Leno is sitting down on a bench at that point) and control the clock.

        Or, y’know, we’re calling for everyone’s head after the game.

    • BerwynBomber

      Nelson out. Cobb at half-speed. And the Cheese O-line wounded throughout post-season. Hence, the line avoiding that insulting/bulletin board level.

      • AlbertInTucson

        And missing 2 off their D-line, I believe?

        I’ll only believe it’ll make much difference when I actually see it.

      • willbest

        Nelson might be pretty huge. When Rodgers escapes the pocket and is head toward the sideline its mostly Nelson that appears out of nowhere. But then I guess in order to get to that point our secondary would need to provide a good 6-7 seconds of coverage and we know that isn’t going to happen.

        • BerwynBomber

          6-7 seconds might be an exaggeration but point taken.

          The Jordy loss is huge for them. Yes, Rodgers can make water into wine, but he and Nelson had that sixth sense in terms of being in-sych (not to mention Nelson’s own inherent physical skills). Jay had a little of that with Brandon though it wasn’t much in evidence last year and over their careers never reached the precision, dependability and deep threat level of Rodgers-Nelson.

          Anyway, Cobb could be one decent hit from sitting on the bench all afternoon and after that they are down to Adams and nobodies (if you are signing James Jones a week before the season starts you are a bit desperate).

          I think they can be had, especially right now. Later in the year, I suspect their O will be humming with less hiccups. But I could see us holding them in relative check.

          Maybe Rodgers makes an idiot of me but I almost think Lacy could be the key to their attack in this particular tilt.

          • SC Dave

            Agree on the Lacy call. Stopping him is vital.

          • I wanna see someone on defense step up and SMASH him. I wanna see some attitude in our D. Hopefully now that McPhee is captain, they all follow his nastiness cuz he sounds like an angry violent player, which I like.

            In many ways this will be a Goldman/Ego game. I’m gonna keep an eye in that interior to see if they can hold up (or collapse) that line. I wish we would activate NT Terry Williams. He really impressed me (granted vs scrubs) but I never saw him go backwards, and having him on goaline and 3rd and 1s would be nice.

  • Big Mike

    I’d love for one of our resident stats/analysis guys to track former Bears players. In the 3 games above are there any former Bears involved?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Can the Steelers run the ball with DeAngelo Williams? Bryant is out. Bell is out. Brown and Wheaton could be enough though. Seven is a lot.

    Doesn’t Frank Gore play for Indy? T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Moncrief, the other dude …the new Peyton Manning … they have an offense. Tyrod is okay at QB but who are his receivers? Fred Jackson is gone. Indy look to be able to put up points where the Bills don’t.

    Hard to call the Giants Cowboys game at this stage. Eli is a fuckwit but he has Odell BJ ready to pull in anything remotely close to him.

    One pick for week one. Bears. To win. 9/4.

    180 yards rushing for us. 4+ sacks of the Vadge.

    The Packers …slaughtered at Soldier Field.

    • DaBearsBlog

      They don’t need skill guys. They had skill guys last year. They can’t block.

  • Trac

    Steelers
    Colts
    Cowboys

    The Bills are a joke. For those that bet, take it from me, there can only be pain. Hee hee.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Well if you bet pro football you’re a lunatic.

      • Trac

        Yonny resembles that remark. Lol

        • Waffle

          it’s only gambling if you blindly bet money to make as much money as possible. You’ll lose. I have 5 solid scenarios that I will bet on this year. if they are not present on any given sunday the wager is not placed. You might as well by a lottery ticket.

          • Trac

            Wrong answer Yonny. It’s only gambling if the wifey poo finds out.

          • Waffle

            haha, when I get caught I try to tell her it’s just a part of our overall portfolio.

        • MB30SD

          sound bets… as in you sounded fucking crazy making them with me.

          • Trac

            Hahaha. Evra “dog” has his day.

      • Big Mike

        First week of the season is a slaughter house for bettors.

    • Bender McLugh

      Steelers are 0-3 against Brady in NE, I don’t see them getting that first win tonight.

      • Trac

        I have a tingle running down my leg.

  • Scharfinator

    After the joke that the NFL has called discipline for the Patriots, I’ve come to a conclusion.

    We (the Bears) need to become better cheaters.

    If you get caught, cheat harder, get off on technicalities, and continue like nothing happened.

    • The GP

      It’s the Patriot way.

      • Scharfinator

        They have a lot of SB victories in the last 15 years… Seems to be the most successful way.

      • Trac

        I hope terrible things befall them. Is it too late to schedule a charter to Nepal?

    • Trac

      I’m disappointed in you sharf. Get control of yourself!

      • Scharfinator

        Haha, I appreciate you hold me in such high regard, Trac.

        • Trac

          Don’t go all wobbly on me now.

    • come on. do you really think goodell would have treated George, The Tresticle and Jay the same way he treated Kraft, Belichick and Brady? we would’ve been docked 2 entire drafts for Spygate.

  • The GP
  • The GP
    • Waffle

      HUbby will sell anything to get out of that PFW yoke.

  • The GP

    Origin of the term “86 that”

    Klein’s 2006 book The History and Stories of the Best Bars of New York tells the story that, when the police would very kindly call ahead before a prohibition-era raid, they’d tell the bartender to ’86’ his customers, meaning they should scram out the 86 Bedford door, while the police would come to the Pamela Court entrance.

    Now you know.

    http://t.fod4.com/t/177fcc0acc/c640x360_32.jpg

    • Trac

      You are very informed Sir.

    • Irish Sweetness

      86 Bedford … who woulda thunk it … thanks GP.

  • The GP

    Carly has a horse face and looks like a trailer park skank in an upscale dress. Also, she was a horible CEO of HP.

    Donald doesn’t like broads that aren’t hot.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/253178-trump-insults-fiorinas-physical-appearance-look-at-that-face

    • willbest

      Well there are exabytes of porn on the internet, and only a tiny fraction of that is dedicate to ugly women so I would surmise he is not alone.

      • The GP

        I think SNL should bring back Chris Parnell to play Trump.

    • MB30SD

      who does?!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Donald … look at your hair. Look at YOUR face.

      I don’t know … I’d certainly grab her by the scruff of the neck.

  • Waffle

    A packer fan in my office is acting like a complete toolbag today. The confidence about the Bears game is downright idiotic.
    Please baby yeezus allow Pernell McPhee to blast Rodgers from the blindside and drive his talented ass into the ground so these Packers fans can experience, much sooner this season, the despair of losing in the first round of the playoffs again…

    • The GP
      • Waffle

        if i’m Fangio I let the dogs loose. I want people blitzing from all angles so Rodgers knows he’s going to get hit no matter what. NO MATTER WHAT. You keep on bringing heat to force quicker checkdowns and routes and then crash down on the routes and fucking blast them.
        There is nothing to lose. If we sit back we die. If we attack everyone and send in kamikazes we have a chance. Then they’ll try the screen and that’s when Fangio has to fake the blitz and drop linemen into coverage.

        • BerwynBomber

          The only issue with that is, I believe (where is JW to confirm?), Rodgers generally has lights out/top-of-the-league #s against the blitz; i.e., the best defense against him over the years has been C2 and dropping as many as possible in coverage.

          Although maybe his blitz strafing changes a bit with Nelson lost.

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure if you believe PFF but here are some stats in the article.

            http://www.dabearsbeat.com/2015/09/10/gameplan-vs-green-bay-defense/

          • BerwynBomber

            Interesting. Could have sworn I heard experts touting Rodgers #s against the blitz over the years, though I do wonder what the parameters are for “pressure” as Rodgers often gets rid of the ball so quickly that it might skew the numbers by comparison.

          • Waffle

            Rodgers is pretty elusive but we all know leg injuries never truly heal. I predict another leg injury for Rodgers this year. let’s make him aggravate it on sunday.

          • TheBigCheesy

            2012 Adrian Peterson would like a word…

          • Yeah, cuz AP is every other human on earth.

          • TheBigCheesy

            You could argue that Aaron Rodgers is every bit the anomaly that Adrian Peterson is. Not physically of course, which is kind of what we’re talking about, but still…

            Rodgers had a calf strain. Peterson ripped his knee apart. Rodgers plays quarterback. Peterson is a tailback. It’s pretty reasonable to presume #12’s legs are ready to go

          • Waffle

            No doubt there are exceptions to almost any rule. AP is a perfect physical specimen. A machine.

          • Irish Sweetness

            There isn’t a four year old in this world that could kick his ass !

        • Waffle

          also Cobb must be fucking pulverized. The source of the injury is known and it’s just the nature of the beast. If Cobb makes it out of the 1st quarter Fangio must be held accountable.

          • Irish Sweetness

            It’s Adams I’m worried about … everyone will be looking at Cobb, but Fangio says he covers everybody, so we’ll see. Hopefully Vadgers won’t have the time to let the deep routes develop.

    • Big Mike

      They should be confident. Have you seen any of the rankings? However, rankings are regularly wrong. Bears will be better than predicted. The Favre/Rodgers era has bred an entire generation of Packers’ fans who don’t know shit about football. Rodgers by himself is a touchdown swing in almost every game he plays in. Do the math..

      • Waffle

        with Cobb hurt and Nelson out the only way the Packers had a chance to win this game was if all starting WR’s from the Bears were inj………..oh wait….

        • BerwynBomber

          I could see Rodgers being off his mark this first game. What worries me more is if Lacy rumbles for a buck forty and a couple of scores.

          • Big Mike

            All in all, I think the Bears’ defense will surprise people. I think the offense will look ok. But I just don’t think it’s enough. Remember the Bears were done 40 points in the first half last season against this team. Anything inside of single digits is cause for celebration.

    • MB30SD

      “A packer fan in my office is acting like a complete toolbag today.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW4rAQ_lSps

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Do you have to add the “today”?

  • TheBigCheesy

    Jeff,

    You weren’t wrong about the Giants. They weren’t very good. I still don’t understand how they won those championships.

    • BerwynBomber

      Defense and — as hard as it is to fathom — Eli was clutch in both of their post-season runs.

      • Scharfinator

        That Dline was monstrous.

        • TheBigCheesy

          Indeed it was.

          The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants are kindred spirits. The symmetry between the two franchises over recent years is really remarkable. Both otherwise average-to-mediocre franchises leaned heavily on one superior position group and the “clutch gene” to steal multiple championships from several more talented teams in the field.

          • TheBigCheesy

            Not only that, but they really stunk up the joint in between championship runs, even though they kept the same nucleus of players.

            since 2007, both teams are a combined 18-1 in playoff rounds. Ironically, the only loss coming from the number 1 seeded NYG in 2008 (the best team they’ve had in a long time).

  • The GP

    Here is the Outside the Lines full story on the Spygate cover-up:

    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/13533995/split-nfl-new-england-patriots-apart

    • BerwynBomber

      “Goodell didn’t want anybody to know that his gold franchise had won Super Bowls by cheating,” a senior executive whose team lost to the Patriots in a Super Bowl now says. “If that gets out, that hurts your business.”

      To me that is a key quote/line in the story. Posited this last night on the previous thread but it is my theory that Goodell didn’t want all the Spygate crap to be known to the public otherwise there might have been an irresistible outcry to strip the Pats of their championships. And if you start vacating the results of championships you have the Tour De France on your hands. Basically, a product that people begin to distrust and marquee event (the SB) that elicits the dubiousness of the fans in regard to the outcome’s legitimacy.

      It all ties-in to why Goodell would have been super pissed about Deflategate after, in a sense, allowing them to keep their championships.

      • The GP

        Yes, I read your observation from last thread about cycling and the NFL.

        Vacating a Super Bowl is just a incendiary grenade thrown into the middle of the product. It would be a broad blow to the league.

        But imagine the man at the helm of the league who valued it’s integrity over everything. Imagine both vacating the Super Bowl and revoking the Pats franchise. What a message it would send to everyone.

        But these owners, especially Kraft, it’s a billionaire’s boys club and there is so much collusion nobody is willing to kick a fellow billionaire out. These rich owners simply don’t care as much about the sport AS a sport as they care about how much money they are making and not to dip the flow of that spigot, even for a moment.

        It’s also interesting to read that Arlen Spectre was the guy with the balls to go after the NFL. Maybe that’s why he’s dead now.

        • BerwynBomber

          Agreed. And I don’t think, in retrospect, that stripping the Pats of their titles for their extensive cheating would have been near as damaging to the NFL as is the yearly/all-encompassing cheating is to cycling. But I could see why Goodell would be scared shitless to make such a move, especially when you consider he was relatively new to his position at the point.

          Btw, I’m generally no fan of Goodell or excusing the cover-up. Just merely trying to make sense of the motive.

          • The GP

            Goodell’s moral compromises have made him loathsome to everyone except the people who keep him in power.

            I remember when Lance Armstrong actually tried to advance the argument that “look, this sport is so dirty and filled with lies that either I cheat and lie about it, or we don’t win.”

            And the thing is: he’s right. I’m sure the Italians and French and Germans all cheat like fiends and dope the shit out of themselves. I doubt there’s been a clean Tour winner in 20 years.

            But nobody will listen to the nihilist argument.

            It’s the same with Bellicheat. It’s clear that filming signals and pulling apart the other team’s signals goes back to Landry and Knox. It’s what the SEC calls the cracked window theory: if your house has a cracked window and you don’t fix it, there are probably deeper and more structural issues there as well.

            The NFL boys club has been about cheating lying and stealing since Halas, who is named in this article as the inventor of many ways to cheat and lie in the game. But when the pot boils and the water flows over, then everybody wants to take the moral high ground and pretend there was never any heat under that pot.

      • BearDown100393

        Goodell is proving to be an incompetent Vince McMahon.

    • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

      Wow. That is some damning stuff!

  • Big Mike

    Wishing Kevin White was not injured, Ratliffe was not suspended and Alshon had practiced a bit.

    • The GP

      Hubby Bubby said that White was the only guy in a Bears uni he saw that could run with Johnny Knox in his prime at wideout.

      Having deep speed is not a nice to have – it’s a necessity. It sucks that we don’t.

      • Agreed. Even the threat would’ve been enough to make opposing Safeties back, giving more room underneath for everyone else including Forte.

        And to make matters worse, Wilson and Alshon are both ailing, so they’re not burning anyone soon.

        Just gotta POUND the ROCK. HEAVY dose of Forte/Lanford to that right side..

        • Waffle

          pound the rock and hit the tight end early in the drives on 1st and 2nd down.

      • Big Mike

        Doesn’t even have to be that good at first with that kind of speed. You wonder if he’ll ever get it back? I’m ok waiting until next year for him to heal, rather to rush him. It will be like getting 2 #1 picks next year. Just hope he can come back completely fixed and just as fast.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yup, the TV spiel on Sunday will be that Rodgers doesn’t have Cobb. They won’t equate that to us losing White, our #1-elect.

  • Upset specials if I were a betting man.

    DaaaRaaaiiderrrs over Cincy.
    Rams over Hawks
    Bears!

    Highest scoring.

    Eagles-Falcons on MNF

    Lowest scoring.

    Jets-Browns (yuck).

    Rodgers hombre muerto

    • Irish Sweetness

      NY-CLE ? 10-8. Brandon Marshall with the only TD.

      Raiders will surprise people. Eagles too.

  • Hey, Jeff, did you predict who would win coach of the year?

    • BerwynBomber

      I don’t think he did. I’ll go with Jack Del Rio.

    • MB30SD

      John Fox (bitches!)

    • NewBearInTown

      AFC East is full of interesting candidates.

      Bellichek won’t get it, but if the Pats can stay solid through all of the legal distractions, he deserves it. Could be an interesting anti-hero pick.

      Ryan and Bowles could both win if they make the playoffs.

      Philbin could win it if the Dolphins surpass expectations again.

      All of those are possible.

      • MB30SD

        Can I nominate Lovie for Trac right now NB?

        • Trac

          Hey, if the Bucs make the playoffs, I’m going to vegas.

          • MB30SD

            If hell freezes over, I’ll believe in hell.

          • Trac

            But I was looking forward to a Vegas trip.

          • MB30SD

            yeeeeahhhh….

  • Trac
    • MB30SD

      Oh, I love cold soup

      • Trac

        No Sir, you love word soup.

        • MB30SD

          got me… it’s true

    • Scharfinator

      It’s ridiculous to connect the antitrust bit and the racism (whether you consider it perceived or actual) of the Redskin’s name.

      Either way, the Congresswoman should have known the number of teams before commenting on it. 29 other teams? C’mon lady.

    • BearDown100393

      The larger insult is Dan Snyder permitted to own a NFL franchise.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Just a photo op for some otherwise anonymous political hack.

      Like the U.S. Congress, facing yet another budget fiasco, has time to concern itself with a football team’s name.

  • Trac
  • Trac
    • MB30SD

      Two guys were hiking in the desert when suddenly a poisonous snake bites one of the guys right on his dick.

      “Call a doctor,” said the man, as the snake slithered away.

      His buddy calls the doctor. Doctor says, “You have to suck out the poison thoroughly or your friend is going to die!”

      Dude hangs up the phone, turns slowly to his pal, and says, “I’ve got some bad news. Doctor says you gonna die.”

      • AlbertInTucson

        That joke is older than anybody on this blog.

        • MB30SD

          but still a goody Al

        • Irish Sweetness

          Oldies but goldies ….

      • Trac

        Why does it always have to be 2 guys?

        • Irish Sweetness

          A guy and a butch dike are hiking in the desert when suddenly a poisonous snake bites the guy right on his dick ….

  • BerwynBomber

    Without Bell, PIT won’t have much chance. Plus, the Pats and Brady will use some false sense of being wronged for motivation. I see the Pats winning big unless the Steeler’s D is more stout than expected or Big Ben plays out of his mind.

    Interesting to note that Bell got nabbed for pot, accepted his 3 game suspension and will sit. While Brady cheated, lied, had two equipment guys take the fall for him, spent a ton of the union’s money to clear his “legacy” in a federal court and won’t miss a game.

    Welcome back, NFL!!!

    • Waffle

      Gronk, Edelman, Amendola all healthy. Pats win.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah, I’ll be pulling for PIT but I don’t see it happening.

        Will be interesting to see what both teams look like, especially their Ds, as I believe both their O’s are kinda known quantities.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Julian Edelman. The Poster Boy for “A Concussion Waiting To Happen.”

  • The GP

    Jeff… we…uh…. need to embed imgflip meme’s into posts.

    Seriously. We need this.

  • MB30SD
    • BearDown100393

      Cutler will post career stats for a last place team in the division. Got it. 🙂

  • MB30SD
  • wreckinball

    Pick the Steelers
    Brady and Gronk are on my fantasy team
    Thus they are doomed Its my public service for the year

  • Somewhere in Romania, Barb is greasing it up while typing in all caps…

    • beninnorcal

      No one was able to tell me why that guy left. The Pats did win, after all. Was it deflategate?

      • BearDown100393

        Romania declined to renew its NFL broadcast rights. Instead, it is airing a local reality show revolving around mopery.

        • MB30SD

          Oooooh, can’t wait to binge that on Netflix

      • BerwynBomber

        Wasn’t it over the drafting of White? I thought he promised he would leave if something happened and it did and he left.

        Much as he worshipped the Pats, I don’t think it was NE-related. Plus, he loved Fangio. I think it might have been the drafting of White.

        • beninnorcal

          Wow, that is just dumb. He had some issues for sure, tho.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I miss Barb.

  • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

    I’m trying to be excited about football season starting.

    • The GP

      Here’s the crazy thing: it’s still a great sport.

      All the corruption, all the politics, and the fact it kills some of it’s players. Still no sport like it.

      • beninnorcal

        It is a great sport with a lot of drama.

    • between the beer, bj, and brady going off for 29 in FF, I’m LOVING football right now

  • AlbertInTucson

    Would it be “Poetic Justice” if Brady got absolutely hammered this evening?

    • BearDown100393

      On the field or divorce court?

      • MB30SD

        On the field divorce?

        • BearDown100393

          Yes. Half-time special.

    • Trac

      Career ending?

      • AlbertInTucson

        I’d settle for about 4 weeks.

  • BerwynBomber

    The WR lateral play killed PIT.

  • MB30SD

    Brady, edleman Killin it.

    • MB30SD

      That little guy is an animal

  • BearDown100393

    Rothlisberger’s head is freakishly transforming into Tony Siragusa.

  • SC Dave

    Refs sucking cheatriot cock… surprjsed they didnt find a penalty on that one.

    Not that the steelers need help to lse….their kicker is probably already fired

  • RenoBear

    I know that we all know the Bears have serious deficiencies. But we also have hope because we are FANS. Why any fan would read David Haugh is beyond me. He is Captain Obvious of the doomsday scenario. He never has anything insightful. He is THE single most terrible Bears ‘columnist’ in print. He sucks moose wang… http://trib.in/1OfCfh9

    • BearDown100393

      So you don’t want anyone click the link right?

      • SC Dave

        Really… why post a link? Hit it, and Haugh wins your stamp of approval for his “writing”

        • RenoBear

          Aw hell, he’s not getting fired from the Trib anytime soon unfortunately. It’s not like a couple page clicks are going to give him extra job security. Was just offering up the putrid article to showcase his most recent pathetic attempt at journalism

      • RenoBear

        Ah well I just threw it in there in case anybody is a masochist. I am not, and I should know better than to ever ever click a link of his

  • BearDown100393

    Note to self: Don’t buy UnderArmour.

  • BearDown100393

    Ditka spitting tobacco juice is more enlightening than Cris Collinsworth’s commentary.

  • WP34

    What I saw:
    You run a trick play actually when you need to trick the other team.

    Non challenge on Bradys first qb keeper when his knees were down short of line.

    Kevin Butler the Pittsburgh Steelers are calling you right now.

    Pats not that impressive.

  • BearDown100393

    The Steelers defense getting killed by Edelman is so Mel Tucker-ish.

  • SC Dave

    Anyone checked the pressure on the balls yet?

    • BearDown100393

      Brady’s wearing Goodell’s set on a necklace tonight.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Mine are kind of flaccid right now ….

  • BearDown100393

    Note to self: Cancel Direct TV.

  • Trac

    Bam!!! Steelers score. Time for a Heath bar.

  • SC Dave

    I was thinking Tom Brady is now the Barry Bonds of the NFL. The cheating piece of shit that most ruined the record book.

    What an asshole.

    • BearDown100393

      Personally, I blame Bud for Barry. And Roger for Tom.

      • SC Dave

        So you absolve the players for cheating?

        • BearDown100393

          Not at all. Kill Frankenstein. But also kill Frankenstein’s creator.

          • SC Dave

            Oh, okay. It’s all good then. Godell destroying the evidence of the first half of fifteen years of Cheatriot antics was an unbelievably bad decision. Hopefully his successor will vacate all of the Cheatriots championships

            Regrettably, Bradys numbers will be as noisome shit stains on the record book at Barry Bonds’

          • BearDown100393

            When was the last time you have heard a NFL broadcast bash a commissioner this badly tonight? Goodell is finished. His insistence for absolute power was his undoing.

          • SC Dave

            No, his sanctioning of cheating and sucking Krafts cock in the face of the other owners will be his undoing. But what the fuck does he care? What did he make, $1B in salary?

          • BearDown100393

            About a billion more than his actual worth.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Kill Victor’s mum and dad ?

          • BearDown100393

            Kill’em all!

          • BearDown100393

            Rock the eff on!

          • Irish Sweetness

            Ah yes, Sunday … Seek and Destroy ….

            Interception on Big BEn … “Turn out the liiiiiights ……”

    • Bender McLugh
  • BearDown100393

    I thought that was Stephen Hawking in the private booth. Turned out to be Dan Rooney. My bad.

  • BearDown100393

    Where is Rog-ah. Where is Rog-ah. Dude, its over.

  • Hey, Irish, just introduced this young gal to Coming to America, and when the pagent came out, I thought of you.

    Sooooo….you must bring in your expertise. Which one would you have voted for?

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ExG7Ut6DJ1E/maxresdefault.jpg

  • Waffle

    haha, tell me football is not run by Vegas.

    • Some fucking BS. Esp since Artoo got 6 garbage points with Antonio Brown who was shut down all night

      • EnderWiggin

        No. Whats BS – me not bidding one more $ on Brady.

      • Waffle

        A little more faith in the game eroded tonight. I’m not even mad because when i saw the Pats up 14 and punting with 3 minutes left i started laughing because i knew that it would result in a push.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Wow. Anyone who had money on that game .. what an ending. You’re on the Pats on all night, feeling good … BANG! …. push. You’re down in the dumps on the Steelers … BANG! … money back.

    Football. I love it.

    • Waffle

      that wasn’t football. that was the mob.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Brady and Gronk … Bronk … both get 27 pts.

    • MB30SD

      Edleman is that o. Without that dude they’re dead. Gronk or no

      • Irish Sweetness

        Somebody on NFL Total Access called him the best receiver in the NFL. I’ll bet he wasn’t calling him that last week though.

        • MB30SD

          don’t know about all that, but he is the piece that makes that o go. without him moving the chains whenever they need it, the gronk doesn’t get the chances to make those catches and those plays.

          He’s without a doubt the best slotish/possession received in the NFL… in my mind. hands down.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Patriots plug in 3 rookies in the middle of their O-line, including a UDFA and don’t miss a beat.

    • coaching. savvy QB.

      Peyton’s the same. He doesn’t need an Oline as much.

      Cutler needs the Dallas ’95 Oline to not lose.

      • BerwynBomber

        Even then …

    • Irish Sweetness

      When they get Bryant and Bell back that offense will kick ass. The two best QBs in the league were in that game.

  • EnderWiggin

    If one of you gentlemen has a Yahoo Pick em league picking against the spread and with confidence points, I’d love to get in it.

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