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What Do You Want From DaBearsBlog?

| May 12th, 2015

This season DBB would like to introduce some new elements to the site aside from the columns and podcasts. Today I am asking you, the loyal readership, what you’d like from this site. What does this site not currently provide that you wish it did?

All ideas are welcome and please share them in the comments below. If you’d prefer to email me, feel free to do so: jeff@dabearsblog.com.

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  • BillW

    I’d like a forum rather than posting to the blog. You know – where you can start a topic and comment on it. And have it all searchable.

    • GP Mexican UFO Specialist

      phpBB?

      How 1990s.

      • Bender (Call Saul) McLugh

        Oh, and maybe Jeff can host some downloadable midi files for my Yamaha DX-7 that are also compatible with my Keytar

        • BillW

          “Bear down, Chicago Bears…”
          (right?)

    • DaBearsBlog

      So you’d like me to de-blog my own blog and reduce my role on here.

      • BillW

        Au contrare oh Blogfather. I’d like you to have MORE articles and a discussion board with topics (so we can click on or off the ones we are interested in. Political discussions wouldn’t get tied in with football discussions with Mexican UFO discussions that way.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Absolutely not.

  • BearDown100393

    A free pass to watch practices 60 feet closer.

  • willbest

    More Jay Cutler commentary. There should be a daily post about him. Even during the off season. I shouldn’t have to find out that he is expecting a third kid in those “something new”/”around the web” sections. It should be headline news around here.

    • Sactowns#1

      I hope this is as earnest as my suggestion.

    • BearDown100393

      Jay.dabearsblog.tv

  • Sactowns#1

    A pony. I want a pony!

    • AlbertInTucson

      Become a COLTS fan.

    • Irish Sweetness

      If Sac gets a pony, can I have one too ? I’ll call her Rarity, like Rarity from My Little Pony. The most beautiful pony, because she has purple hair.

  • Bear Down in Tampa

    More open threads. Once a particular thread reaches a certain amount of comments, just open a new open thread. We BS about things other than the Beloved on here and sometimes having to go through 600+ comments to find things we previously discussed proves difficult sometimes. I’m not sure what the magic cutoff number is, but definitely less than 600.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Or just have a way to go to the end of the thread, without drilling down.

  • BillW

    Tom Brady just signed a new endorsement deal with….
    Cheetos!

  • AlbertInTucson

    A notification from Da Blog that, indeed, a new thread has begun, instead of leaving it to one of the bloggers to post “New Thread”.

  • beninnorcal

    Come regular season, I would like to see the ‘Dabearsblog Weekend Show’ back with the picks contest.

  • Big Mike

    I suspect the feedback you will get is going to be entirely or significantly related to the comments section.
    * Inline images. I understand they come have a significant trade off cost in storage, bandwidth, load times etc. Inline images,
    * Searchable comment sections. To keep track of who said what and call BS on them later 🙂
    * The ability to “pin” a thread. Thread filters. +Cutler / -Cutler
    I don’t know if Disqus has these features or not.

    An idea for achieving the “forum” request from below is to have certain articles serve as the proxy for a genre of comments. For example your GB week article(s) could serve as the link for bagging on the Packers. A Jay Cutler article could serve as the place where people just go on forever about #6. And so on and so on. It would keep your older posts in play, give commenters the equivalent of a set of forum topics and keep your newer posts relatively on target.

    You might have to publish at least one article for Barb, so he can educate us all.

  • Well, I like those discussions with – is it Jahns? That might be a nice feature more frequent.

    During draft season I would like more draftee profiles and how they may fit the Bears, but I understand you’re not big on that, but if you were you might get more “hits”. I usually go elsewhere for that but be nice if you could do it.

    Like another Blogger mentioned, some notification when a new thread appears (not everyone reads the twitter feed), and some sort of magic cut-off comment’s #. Maybe like 400. I know we shouldn’t expect you to manufacture new topics just for a new thread, but sometimes just put “new thread” and leave it as that. I think most would understand, esp in the off-season when there’s little to write about.

    During the regular season, more Rev! or like once a week to go with a Jahns discussion.

    Maybe more polls to go along with some of the topics you discuss?

    Also, more cowbell!!!

    Merely suggestions. Honestly, this new DBB is lightyears ahead of the old variations, esp ChicagoNow (holy cow).

    • Irish Sweetness

      Polls. Yes.

  • Cutty says Gase has a little Martz in him

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/12/jay-cutler-sees-a-little-mike-martz-in-adam-gases-offense/

    I don’t know if this is an insult or compliment.
    On the one hand, Cutler was relatively productive even without an Oline and WRs and a neglected TE under Martz, throwing career low INTs (goes to show he has a billion dollar cannon but a 10cent brain).

    On the other hand, Cutty was getting murdered, and he had to be disgruntled about being denied audibles.

    • I also don’t see how our current personnel fits “Marztian” philo. The WCO is almost polar opposite, and this team was built for that. Big pass catchers, a TE, etc.
      It’s probably much a do about nothing. Cutty most likely just sees a few patterns like Martz, but not an over-arching philo.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      Gase should see a doctor or maybe a therapist about that. I am sure they make a pill to take care of a little Martz. Not a 100% sure what causes it but i hope its curable. If its not curable hopefully it is at least manageable.

    • BearDown100393

      “a little bit pregnant” = “a little bit Martz”

    • Big Mike

      In hindsight Martz was the best OC the Bears have had in a long time. He did more with less talent than Trestman did. That team was done in by the worst QB in a long line of bad QBs Caleb Hanie was putrid.

      • Caleb Hanie’s Dad

        Even I disowned my son after the end of that season. What a fucking mess.

      • BerwynBomber

        And to Martz’s credit, he didn’t want Hanie.

      • Johnnywad

        He was better than Henry Burris. Credit where credit is due.

        • Big Mike

          I’m not sure. I sat at a game he Hanie played in and watched him look past wide open guys, throw at covered guys, and the only that prevented interceptions is that he missed by so much. The Burris era was a blur of wtf is our QB this week.

    • willbest

      If the “little bit of Martz” is the knowing to keep a firm hand on the QB bridle then I expect big things from this offense and Cutler. If the “little bit of Martz” is being oblivious to the player talent along the o-line and receiving core… its going to look like 2014 with perhaps a bit less drama.

    • BerwynBomber

      But denying him audibles turned out to be prescient/smart. Apparently Shanny did too while Cutty was in Denver. Not coincidentally, the best Cutty ever looked was under Martz and Shanny.

      Just run the play that is called, Jay. Don’t think out there.

      • Big Mike

        That’s what I’m saying.

  • Bender (Call Saul) McLugh

    Get the “vote down” button to work….

    • burntorangenavyblue

      I think the “vote down” has something to do with Disqus

  • AlbertInTucson

    Some of the whining emananting from Patriot Land is absolutely hilarious.

    Among them…

    “Boycott the first 4 games:

    “FORFEIT the first 4 games.”

    “Class Action Lawsuit”.

    • willbest

      If Jimmy Garoppolo walked out for the coin toss on opening day and forfeited the first game of the 2015 NFL season, I would by my family Patriots jerseys because that level of FU you commands respect.

      • BillW

        While that would be pretty awesome, I think the commish and all the other owners would vote to force Kraft to sell. Seriously. That’s the ultimate in “conduct detrimental”. All those advertising refunds that would have to be made.

        • BearDown100393

          They should vote now to get rid of Kraft. Al Davis would rise from the grave just to make that happen.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Kraft is not about to make himself a “Pariah Member” of a club that is more exclusive than being a US Senator.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Don’t encourage the Patriot temper tantrum.

        The forfeit idea is laughable.

    • SC Dave

      Little cunts

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    BOOBS! a posting a week with pictures of boobs.

    i am sure it will get MB to come back.

    • Bender (Call Saul) McLugh

      why would posting pics of George W…..oh wait…..

  • I think a mailbag could be cool. Jeff’s pretty good at being witty and sarcastic on Twitter, so I think a mailbag where he can incorporate some of that in more longform might be fun.

  • Doc Hamstring

    I think quicklinks to some helpful stats–particularly in the offseason–would be nice. Like cap room, vets whose contracts will be up in the coming year, etc. It’s material that’s not hard to collect and collate, and having DBB be a clearinghouse for information like that would get you more clicks, too.

  • Trac

    Wa-la, presto! Here you go doc, ask and you shall receive. Hee hee.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B1dp4PAug30

    • Big Mike

      WTF?

      • Trac

        Hahaha

  • Bears-4-Ever

    I like the way its set up now. No glaring needed additions come to mind.

  • BillW

    Kudos to Jeff for this thread asking for suggestions. A man of the people.

  • Something making it easier to find old stuff would be nice. Maybe a search bar?

    • Doc Hamstring

      Don’t know if this can be implemented with the Disqus commenting system, but certainly could/should be for posts, yeah

  • Sactowns#1

    After thinking about it I would like more post game analysis. Not so much a single play but maybe an overall feel of where the game was won or lost and some various clips highlighting that. I’m not a huge fan of using the scouting stills. Too stale.

    • Writers use the stills or even GIFs cuz the NFL hunts down anyone who uses their footage without permission.

      That’s what happen you Your Boy Roy. He used to use Youtube Highlight of Bears’ games, and they cracked that whip.

      • GP Mexican UFO Specialist

        Even Hubby Bubby has been reduced to Vine clips cause the NFL lawyers swarm the Matrix like Agent Smith.

        • Sactowns#1

          Ah good point. Then can we get the Taiwanese news animation team to create very accurate depictions of the in game action?

      • you can do gifs, that’s the best the NFL allows. Gifs can be pretty good… shows a whole play

  • Bear Down in Tampa

    Lovie snatched up DJ Swearinger and Khaseem Greene

  • GP Mexican UFO Specialist

    I wish to take Bill’s 1990s suggestion and back it up a decade or so….

    Can we have a Color ASCII menu?

    http://www.thejang.net/design-history/bbs/ST_FILES.ANS.gif

    • BillW

      Sorry. Just saw your post. Can’t upvote twice.

      Can I help it if those restaurant and toy post set my mind backwards.

      Wait. What’s this thing I’m typing on? What a strange looking little screen.

  • GP Mexican UFO Specialist

    Jeff made a Dan Bazuin funny.

  • GP Mexican UFO Specialist

    Hubby Bubby thinks this whole Brady thing is stupid, and Rodger is stupid.

    http://www.chicagofootball.com/2015/05/11/hub-arkush-tom-brady-new-england-patriots-punishment-is-a-farce/aq6m0r0/

    • Eli, an actual current NFL QB and 2 time SB winner, disagrees.

      “I think it is about integrity and you have to follow the rules. So if someone’s breaking rules I understand they’re going to get punished.”…”After hearing about Deflategate, Manning threw some underinflated footballs out of curiosity.
      “Yeah, there is a difference,” he said. “A noticeable difference.”

      http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/12/eli-on-brady-i-hate-seeing-him-suspended-but-you-must-follow-the-rules/

      • BearDown100393

        Integrity? Follow the rules? Such as threaten to not play for the Chargers if drafted?

        • He used the rules in place. If the Chargers had not dealt him, Eli would’ve paid the price

          (just like Elway, or even Collins recently who threatened to not sign with any team who signs him beyond the 3rd).

          Eli wasn’t exactly conspiring or obstructing. In some ways, what he did, was on par with a strike.

          • BearDown100393

            Come on now, don’t ruin my moment of belittling the worst 2 time Super Bowl winning quarterback in NFL history.

          • Eli might be a mouth breather, but he at least had the (un-soft?) balls to call out the golden boy, unlike all these other QBs and former Pats giving him hand jobs.

            It must drive Tommy crazy that someone like Eli is shitting on him, again!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            i am pretty sure shitting on Tom Brady is part of the contract he signed with the devil.

          • Devil, “Ok. Here’s the deal. You’ll play in the capital of the world, the modern Babylon. You shall win more SBs than your more renown older brother, and you shall win those SBs in dramatic fashion vs a team considered by many a modern Goliath.”

            Eli, “What’s the catch?”

            Devil, “You gotta look like the monster from the Goonies.”

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            sounds about right.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            something interesting. ‘Sloth’ in Goonies was played by former Defensive End of the Raiders John Matuszak.

          • BearDown100393

            Eli is the perfect name for Eli. Fits him to a tee.

          • Doc Hamstring

            Trent Dilfer wishes he could’ve had a second shot at that title.

          • BearDown100393

            Perhaps, but IMO Dilfer should be eternally grateful for just being in the NFL, let alone wear a SB ring.

    • BerwynBomber

      Hubby loves Brady. Fellow Michigan guy. No surprise he would carry water for him.

  • GP Mexican UFO Specialist
    • BearDown100393

      The real life Chazz Reinhold. Meat loaf!

    • Woods cheated “”had a relapse in the sex department”

      Yes, a relapse for the strange. I consider it insane that any famous billionaire would voluntarily be with one woman.

      • Trac

        A man after your own heart?

        • I don’t pretend to be with only one woman, and I ain’t a famous billionaire.
          Frankly, I don’t know how any of you married dudes do it. I know most of my married pals sometimes say, “Man, if it wasn’t for the kids…” with this strange glint in their eyes.

          For now, I subscribe to Tommy’s philo of “settling down.”

          When I get old, fat, bald and scared of dying alone, I shall revisit my libertine ways…

      • Sactowns#1

        I think most celebrity couples have an “arrangement”

        • The ones that last a while, anyways.
          Hmmm which celebrity couple has been with each other for more than 15 years who hasn’t divorced?
          I think the only one I knew of was Will Smith with Jada Pinkett, but I think they got divorced too recently.

    • Viva

      Me too.

    • Doc Hamstring

      I think he shoots up so much testosterone that he can’t control his willy.

  • Shady

    I say it every time you ask for suggestions Jefe, it would be great if you could host a live podcast of sorts where we could call in and ask questions or just shoot the shit. I think Ender and Artoo did something like that with their site and it turned out pretty well.

  • Viva

    Da Buuuuullsce

  • Shady

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25182470/can-new-bears-offensive-coordinator-adam-gase-fix-jay-cutler

    “If Gase taps into the good aspects of a Martz offense and blends together the kind of system that allows Cutler to walk the fine line between reckless and careful, he could be the offensive coordinator that finally allows Cutler to rise above mediocrity. Sure, it’ll come down to more than just Gase — football is still a team game and the Bears defense is still in need of surgery — but at the end of the season, he’ll be the one credited if Cutler rises.”

    You guys buyin’ it? 5th time’s the charm?

    • NewBearInTown

      No. I think Cutler will be who has always been. We can win with him, but he can also make us lose. I view him as very similar to Eli Manning in that respect.
      But yeah, if the offense comes together and Cutler can put together some good performances at the right time, Gase will be credited as a genius.

      • If Gase finally “fixes” Cutler, he’ll land an HC job right away.
        How many franchises have Cutler-esque QBs floundering their teams at 7-9? They’ll view Gase as a savior.

    • Nah. 4,000 yds, 24 TDs, 14 INTs, 4 lost fumbles.
      Many will say, “Just wait till next year when he REALLY knows the system, or when White is more seasoned, or when X, Y, Z is improved.”

      Same verse same as the first.

      At this point a Bears fan is just praying Cutty can get hot at the tail end of the season and carry it through the playoffs.

      • willbest

        If your QB puts up those stats and you don’t make the playoffs the problem isn’t your QB.

        • BerwynBomber

          The TD/TO ratio is mediocre at best. The yards would be nice though.

          • willbest

            As a Bears fan I have been conditioned by a lot of crappy QB play. Cutler putting up 4k yards and 3:2 TD/INT ratio with what should be a more balanced run/pass ratio means the offense would be competitive.

          • Irish Sweetness

            They’re not terrible numbers though, with any kind of defense you should be able to beat .500.

        • I’m being optimistic. He could always be much worse, and it’s not so much the TOs but the TYPE of TOs which kill the team.
          Realistically i expect him to hover in the 3, 800 yds, 20 td range with at least 18 TOs, but I’m willing to a be slight meatball .

      • Sactowns#1

        Actually Cutty could do that since there are no Sunday night or Monday night games played in the playoffs. That guy just folds in primetime.

        • willbest

          He is 7-2 on MNF and one of those losses was the Saints game which a) happened after the Bears imploded; b) allowed us to draft 7th. Really the Bears should play all their games on MNF

          • Sactowns#1

            Yeah and I think he’s something like 3-8 in Sunday night games.

    • willbest

      I think Cutler is the 18th best QB in the league, and with proper OCing he could be 12th. He will not put a team on his shoulders and win a Super Bowl. But if you can pair him with a top 10 D and ST you will be a legitimate contender.

      • BearDown100393

        On the flip side, “if” Jay Cutler played for the ’72 Dolphins, Miami loses in Week 1.

    • BearDown100393

      “if” the operative word.

      • AlbertInTucson

        As always.

    • SC Dave

      Oh gawd, not again!?

  • GP Mexican UFO Specialist
    • quantity over quality.

      • NewBearInTown

        One thing I’m surprised we don’t see from more teams. Every year in the draft there are tall, athletic wide receivers that don’t have the route tree skills to make it in the NFL. Teams take them, have them work on their routes, and 80% of the time end up cutting them.

        If you’ve got a big, athletic wide receiver with sub-par speed and route skills, take him in the fifth round, stash him on the practice squad and have the trainers add another 20-30 pounds to his frame. Then you might have a halfway decent tight end.

        • one guy who would be perfect for this IMO is Kyle Prater. Just signed as UDFA with Broncos out of NOrthwestern. He’s 6’6″ but slow (4.7 40). About 220 now, bulk him up to 240 and use him as a TE/slot WR in the red zone.

    • BillW

      If you have 2 starting QBs you really don’t have any.

      If you have 8 tight ends… you have a vulgar joke in there somewhere.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Give Goodell credit.

    He and Kraft were consider close prior to this controversy and Roger STILL dropped the hammer on the Patriots.

    I believe they are no longer considered “close”.

    • Kraft is 1/32 of his boss. He has to worry about the other 31 too

    • BearDown100393

      He only does what the owners want. He always has. Kraft’s anger should be directed toward his colleagues.

  • AlbertInTucson

    So Mr. Un executed his Defense Chief today.

    With an anitaircraft gun.

    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/05/12/north-korea-executes-defence-chief-on-treason-charges-south-kor/21182627/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-506002644

    I think Mr. Un. just took one giant step closer to SOMEONE among his military thinking …

    “Before he decides to do that to ME or one of my military buddies, I’m going pop that little S.O.B with one right between the horns.”

    • Huge Bear’s Penis
    • BearDown100393

      A military coup in North Korea is inevitable.

      • Bears-4-Ever

        By this time next year Kim will be a faded memory if any of the Military leaders left have any balls. That being said Saddam reigned for over 30 years in Iraq, fear being his number one weapon. He used to send masked armed gunmen into Political leaders homes claiming they were overthrowing Saddam and would ask if they would join with them. Of course it was all a ruse, he did this to weed out those who were truly loyal or just to damn scared of him to turn. Cold. I see Kim at this level, no one will respect him, but if they fear him enough he’s set.

        • BearDown100393

          Saddam is a genius compared to the North Korean Twit. Anyway, if he kills off all his COs, the military collapse. If he kills just a few, the remaining will conspire against him and seize the government.

          • Irish Sweetness

            They should have left Sadaam and Omar alone. They knew how to run a country, good or bad.

      • Irish Sweetness

        They’re that brainwashed they don’t know there’s a problem.

      • AlbertInTucson

        And LONG overdue.

    • GP Mexican UFO Specialist

      Hyon Yong Chol, who heads the isolated country’s military, was purged and then executed by firing squad with an antiaircraft gun, watched by hundreds of people

      That must have been gruesome. 20mm AckAck hitting a human body tied to a post would look like a water balloon filled with red toothpaste exploding.

      • BearDown100393

        Sounds like the action of a future NFL Commissioner.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I’m against executions, but man, if you’re going to kill somebody then do it like a boss.
        Death by Ak-Ak. Awesome.

        They should do that to any public servant who defrauds their country. The problem ends.

        Doing it because an old dude drifted off …. harsh.

    • Doc Hamstring

      It’s Mr. Kim.

      They put the surname first.

    • willbest

      The guy had his ex-girlfriend executed because his wife was jealous (or because she was sleeping with somebody else). He is an insecure little whelp with far too much power. Classic example of shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in 3 generations.

  • BerwynBomber

    Surprised Cheesy didn’t appear today to extol this. Have to say I’m mildly impressed.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/05/12/aaron-rodgers-crushes-on-celebrity-jeopardy-wins-50000-for-charity/

    • Bear Down in Tampa

      He can’t because he knows we’ll immediately bring this up…

    • BearDown100393

      Jeopardy involves education and does not bother to air in Wisconsin?

  • Doc Hamstring

    So Lovie Smith is determined to field a team with as many ex-Bears as possible–or at least, the crappy ones. Do we need to have any discussion about him as a great coach anymore? If anything, do we maybe give JA a few points because he might’ve been handcuffed a bit by Lovie’s craptacular player evaluation and coaching?

    • BearDown100393

      He is seeking a historical moment of having the same roster get him fired by two different teams.

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Yeah, considering how loyal Lovie’s boys are, I can see that this will not sit well with Winston and camp. Winston is an attention-whore and I bet there will be head-butting in terms of who will get their ways, Winston or the D

  • GP Mexican UFO Specialist
    • BearDown100393

      Welcome to Chicago – Home of “Junk” Credit

      • GP Mexican UFO Specialist
      • Bear Down in Tampa

        This is perfect though (I say as I live in FL), when Chicago is forced into bankruptcy, they can re-do all their arrangements in these public pension plans with more favorable terms for the city. In FL, we started making governmental employees contribute 3% toward their retirement. You would’ve thought we were asking them to give up their 1st born. But it’s still a defined benefit plan, so all you have to do is contribute 3% and still get a pension after 20 years.Plus I would imagine that there is a certain segment you could grandfather in and make the changes apply going forward. Gotta do something, the current system is unsustainable.

        • Trac

          Help is on the way in the form of much smarter and energetic workers once their citizenship is approved. I hear they’re even used to the concept of a 5 day work week. He he.

        • Doc Hamstring

          Yeah, but going from contributing 0% to 3% is basically a 3% pay cut.

          • Big Mike

            The advantages of a defined benefit plan are easily worth 15-20%

            On a paycheck by paycheck basis on a $100,000 salary you’re looking at $160 per month after taxes. Tell me where I can sign up for a defined benefit plan for $160 a month and I’ll take 2

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            Not when right after it passed they got a 3% pay increase basically to offset this.

          • BillW

            That’s the issue. It was a free ride and through no fault of the workers suddenly there is a crisis. well, not suddenly but still the state / city failed to fund the pensions (as I understand it – could be wrong). Highly illegal for a corporation to do that.

            And some of those pension deals are downright absurd. Teachers got 80% of their salary and could retire at 55 at full benefits. There are stories of individuals who qualified for that deal while only working a short time. In particular teachers unions essentially blackmailed the state – no one had the guts to take a hard line against them. They figured the money woudl come from “somewhere”.

            Now the city is fighting back – charter schools being one way. The union – rather than understanding they caused the crisis in the first place and work with the city – is digging in their heels.

            What a calamity it would have been had Karen Lewis or Chuy Garcia got elected. Make no mistake – Rahm will have to raise taxes. But at least can say he’s fighting to control costs. The other two fools would have given the teachers even more and would have taxed large numbers of people out of the city and the state.

            Bankruptcy is the way to go. The Tribune also made a bold suggestion – fire all the state workers, eliminate the pensions as they exist – and then hire them all back. Sound extreme – but it would work.

            The courts say the state can’t take away benefits once granted. The Trib showed that actually included a state office that had to go back giving bottled water (despite their being water fountains everywhere) because they had done it in the past.

          • BearDown100393

            One of the all time financial fiascoes was Daley selling the parking meter rights for 75 years to the tune of a billion – which is long gone.

          • Trac

            I think the state needs to get out of the education business. It couldn’t get any worse could it? Form a board of directors made up of students parents and have the board decide pay and benefits and curiculum. Wala, no more chicanery.

          • Sactowns#1

            Those greedy teachers are the ones ruining this country!!

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            Sounds like the out of context alarm is going off…

          • SC Dave

            Whatever. They are still raping the taxpayer.

        • SC Dave

          The inevitable result of public sector unions, which should never have been legal, and should be banned forthwith.

          • Sactowns#1

            Yeah I think all unions should be eliminated. We would all be better off making $5 an hour and going on govt assistance.

          • beninnorcal

            That’s not what he said. He was referring to public sector unions.

          • beninnorcal

            Also, Sac, you did nothing to refute his claim except stomp your feet.
            What do you think caused Chicago’s current predicament?

          • Johnnywad

            All? I will never understand people with little to no skill being paid 40-50% more than other people with little to no skill because their place of employment happens to house union employees and the other doesn’t. Its insane.

    • willbest

      Default is the preferred solution for the masses. Not so much for the creditor class, which prefers controlled inflation (which is the approach the Fed has taken the last 7 years). Though in this particular case the creditor class happens to be retired public sector employees.

    • beninnorcal

      Just like our country as a whole, which is rapidly becoming the ‘Detroit’ of the world.
      Maybe Rahm should also look into asking China to buy Chicago out.
      That Soldier scrap would be turned into Chinese Caddy Escalades.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Suggestion: Separate DaBearsBlog twitter feed from non-football issues. I think that when you start rambling or “twatting”, it waters down your blog and brand. If you create another Twitter handle that covers non-football sports discussion, you will still have tons of followers. If the topic is important in the grand scheme of sports, then fine. However, having such a narrow Twitter handle that embodies our favorite team, what good is it doing when you talk about golfing?

  • Jack Lacan

    Gase is a dead ringer for tennis player Andy Roddick…Check it out…

    • AlbertInTucson

      If Mrs. Gase a dead ringer for Mrs. Roddick, THEN you have something!

  • Trac

    Gotta give Lovie props. He has a way of defending his players, always has the right touch. That’s why they love him.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B1dp4PAug30

    • BearDown100393

      Now I know how to get a free breast pump. Thanks.

      • Trac

        Hahaha. I digress occasionally.

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  • BearDown100393

    Never compare hockey to soccer. Even with a bag of blow. Never.

    • There are a lot of similarities between the two, but hockey combines the best parts of football and soccer IMO. Has the intricate passing and thrill of a loose ball/puck around the goal like soccer does, but has the physicality of football. The smaller playing surface also leads to more back and forth, with less time wasted in the middle of the field where scoring is impossible.

      TL;DR: Hockey is soccer if you take the boring stuff out and replace it with hits and fights.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Less of this ….

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Hockey is soccer on cocaine.

    More of this ……..

    Polls. Somewhere we can go on record on day one and say “This player – begone! He sucketh !”

  • Irish Sweetness

    And stick a flux capacitor on this thing so we can go back in time when we hit 88 MPH and save the Doc from ISIS.

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