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Across The Middle: Preseason Week Two

| August 17th, 2016

When the Bears were fighting with themselves, I thought it was annoying. Now that we’re seeing them get one of the most disciplined teams in the NFL to lose its cool, I think the Bears just might be developing an identity.

The Bears are going to be scrappy, just like the defenses Fox built in Carolina and Denver. They’re going to push the envelope and they’re going to frustrate their opponents.

And it just might be great.

There is a thin line to walk. The Bears certainly don’t want to be known as a “dirty” team like Jim Schwartz’s Lions were. There certainly is a point where the personal foul penalties get to be too much, but if they can continue to be aggressive and scrappy, they’re going to be the team nobody wants to play. If they keep adding talent, they’re going to be the team hardly anyone can beat.

Is this Amateur Hour?

I could not believe the reaction of so many of the Chicago media members to the first preseason game. Is this the first time they’ve covered the league? Preseason success is not an indicator of regular season success.

I like Biggs as much as the next guy, but saying their offense has “a long way to go to be NFL average” based the first preseason game is just silly. What is that really based on? Three possessions? On the third possession, Marc Mariani caught a pass for a first down on third-and-four, but it was called incomplete. In the regular season, Fox probably challenges that and the drive continues. Maybe they score a touchdown there. Who knows? They could’ve scored touchdowns on the next three possessions for all we know.

Practice Can Be More Valuable Than Games

Usually I don’t put a lot of stock in preseason practices. When they’re just going against each other, how do we know who is good? I remember in 2014, the Bears defense was doing well against the offense. We thought that was a sign they’d have a good defense simply because we KNEW their offense was good.

Well, they both stunk.

But scrimmages against other teams is interesting. The Bears coaches and players found out more about their team during their practices against the Patriots the last two days than they will in any preseason game. These practices are not televised and they are not scouted, the teams are able to open up their playbooks. And the reports about the Bears from the New England side of things have been pretty good.

Again, if they suck in the preseason game, don’t worry about it.

The Bears Are Going to Bring the Heat

At least they brought the heat against Denver and they have the talent to do so throughout the regular season.

Willie Young had three hurries and two hits on Mark Sanchez on their first drive alone. That led to Denver throwing nothing but quick passes and rollouts the rest of the time the starters were in the game.

We also saw Leonard Floyd get pressure, Lamarr Houston draw a holding call, and, of course, my guy Cornelius Washington be pretty dominant. This came without Pernell McPhee and without any scheming.

The Bears are going to be able to do a lot of fun things with their front seven. We saw a little glimpse against Denver. At times they played Jonathan Bullard and Washington together, rotating with Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks. My guess is the Bears are going to have Bullard and Washington on the field at the same time a lot on passing downs with any combination of Young, Houston, McPhee and Floyd.

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In the above photo is an interesting alignment in which the Bears have Hicks lined up like a Wide-9 defensive end and Floyd in the middle of the field. They didn’t get to run this play because the Broncos were called for a false start. But the possibilities are endless.

From the Chart

I’m trying something new this year, charting certain statistics that don’t appear in the box score. I only did the first quarter because it’s the preseason, but here are a few things I came up with:

• Young had three pressures — one QB hit — in nine plays, two of which were rollouts.

• Cody Whitehair won his match-ups at left guard on all but one play, a screen to Langford when Shane Ray bested him.

• Tony Moeaki was responsible for more “bad runs” than anyone else. He was beaten twice, one was a tackle for a loss and the other would’ve been, but Langford broke a tackle. On the second, Paul Lasike also whiffed on the same player.

• Freeman missed two tackles, but also had a tackle for loss. I’m not so sure one of his missed tackles was actually a miss. On the replay, it looked like Virgil Green’s knee touched down, but the officials missed it and Green got six more yards.

• Three of the pressures Denver got on Cutler came from unblocked defenders. That’s something that can be mostly cleaned up with game planning.

• Bryce Callahan was in coverage on two completions, including a busted coverage on the touchdown, but also caused an interception. Kyle Fuller was in coverage on three completions.

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  • SC Dave

    “They could’ve scored touchdowns on the next three possessions for all we know.”

    What we DO know is that they didn’t. While I agree the media panic was silly, it was not much sillier than that.

    • chitownproud85

      “I like Biggs as much as the next guy, but saying their offense has “a long way to go to be NFL average” based the first preseason game is just silly. What is that really based on? Three possessions?”

      “They could’ve scored touchdowns on the next three possessions for all we know.”

      Pure comedy.

      • Not to mention that we now have “Birdcage” Loggains to substitute teach.

        Every time we inherit a lesser coach for the sake of “continuity”, we get ass-fucked.

        (Tice, Tucker…)

    • BearDown100393

      Theoretical Bears Football 101. Class has begun.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d
    • Exactly, SC.

      It’s one thing to look sloppy, out of sync, and sluggish.

      It’s quite another to look like total dogshit and be the only team to be SHUT OUT.

      The sacks only validated our Oline fears, but, I must say, at least THREE of those sacks were on the QB (one on each. One on an open blitz where Langford actually picked up his man, but Cutty didn’t throw it b4 the extra guy came. Hoyer did the same, and so did Fales. They’re holding on to the ball too long).

      I also noticed they were throwing more than they probably would during the real season.

      They came out right away in 3WR. I think this is to find out which WRs they’re going to keep more than trying to look good.

      They’re doing the same with the CBs, leaving them out on an island to see who can cover. I doubt we’ll EVER see our nickle cover Demaryius Thomas type one one one down the field.

      Just working out the kinks.

      No doubt we’re better on paper than last year, so it’s hard for me to imagine us losing as much.

      Still, you’d like to see us a lil sharper during the PS.

      • CanadaBear

        When your O scores more points for the other team than you (2 vs 0), it’s just not a good look.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    I don’t understand why people get upset/excited or try to read anything into fights happening at practices, even those in joint practices. It is the nature of the game. The same guys are butting heads day in and day out eventually a scuffle will break out in a testosterone fueled environment. Every former player that is ever asked about fights says the same thing. Tempers flare, things get separated, the team moves on, punish the players that started it and by the next day everyone is passed it. Last year the Rams and Cowboys had a big fight, both teams sucked last year. Conclusion fights don’t mean crap and will happen.

    As far as the Butler/Jeffery skirmish, Butler got in a fight last week with a Saints WR Brandon Cooks during their joint practice. So this says more about Butler being a hot head than anything about Jeffery or the Bears.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Wasn’t just Jeffery. Pats reporters basically saying the Bears came with an attitude that was unexpected. They were picking fights, chirping after every positive play…etc.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        Don’t get me wrong it I love hearing things getting heated, it does show a little passion, something that seemed to be lacking in past years. But it is still just the preseason. We will have to see how it plays out in the regular season. If the fights still happen and we get penalized then the preseason was just a preview of an undisciplined team.

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          The whole mentality changed and it changed with the subtraction of pussy ILBs and the addition of two junkyard dogs.
          Then Hicks, the attitude adjustment of young and Houston, etc. Oh….then add in McPhee.

          • CanadaBear

            Agree but if they aren’t disciplined they become the Loins.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            the Loins were scumbags led by scumbag Fairley and Suh. There was no accountability because the coach couldn’t keep them in line. Fox will not have that issue. Trevathan and Freeman are good dudes….that just happen to have a baller mentality.

          • CanadaBear

            No doubt but character aside, if the D is getting a million penalties they will be ineffective. Not unlike the Loins a few years ago.

          • Yeah, like Johhny said.

            Fangio is NOT Schwartz. His Ds have never had a rep for being dirty or undisciplined. You don’t finish top 5 in D consistently with a bunch of yahoos.

          • CanadaBear

            We didn’t last year. We won’t this year (finish in the top 5 in D). I don’t think they will keep playing like the Fighting Seabees but you never know.

      • MB30SD
      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        Fucking love it. Emery and trestman almost broke us.

        Almost.

      • 505Bears

        Yes, I remember a few years back ranting about how soft the D was. It seemed like they were best friends with the other team’s offense, congratulating them on scoring a TD on them. It was like Pedro Cerrano without Jobu….So, glad to see they have watched some tape of the 30 for 30 on the 85 team and took away something.

      • I said that sooner or later, this D will take McPhee’s identity. Looks like it’s sooner.

        I also said that it might be a good idea for it to take Tre’s ID cuz he’s a bit more level headed. We’ll see.

    • MB30SD

      I was just happy to see him fucking practicing.

  • MB30SD
  • willbest

    To sum up…

    Biggsy, I love you but you can’t tell anything about how good or bad the offense is from the first preseason game.

    Oh and by the way, our Defense is going to be baller because did you see the first preseason game?

    • Scharfinator

      This went through my head as well…

    • Irish Sweetness

      Why were we trying Whitehair out at Center though? He’s the guy after Larsen?

      Our OL got worse this off-season IMO, especially if you count Bennett.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Jeff –

    Could we have pictures of Alf’s dad having crackhouse gay sex on the main page?

    http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/alf_dad_max_wright_gay_sex.jpg

    Underneath, place the caption: NTTAWWT.

    https://youtu.be/UDW7-zgZ9Tc?t=151

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
    • willbest

      Internet infrastructure companies always seem boom/bust.

      ed. So this isn’t a buy the dip moment?

      • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

        Cisco wants to hold onto selling big iron, in an era where that is dead. I don’t think they can make the shift to a software driven company, hence you see what you see.

        • MB30SD

          I think there’s some validity to that statement.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Cisco are the dominant enterprise router company. 60% of the market?

    • Sactowns#1

      Sprint is making a little market correction, but I got out at $6.18. I will probably jump back in if it gets to $5.75 or so.
      Chipotle is an interesting one. It’s been hovering right around $400 for about 2 months now. So it seems the massive (50%) decline has halted and they may be set for a rebound. They need to do something to kick start their come back.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        not making people shit water all day would be a good start.

      • MB30SD

        how about serving real mexican food.

        White fucking rice in a burrito?!?! SMFH.

        • Sactowns#1

          Mexican casual is a worldwide food trend right now. I was kinda shocked how many “Mexican” casual places were in Ecuador. Of course they were terrible. Ketchup on a burrito, no sht. But it’s super popular and chipotle is poised to take advantage.

        • CanadaBear

          The Mexican food in Calgary was dreadful. There was a large Hispanic population in the area where I lived in the States. Needless to say, the places serving the real thing were usually dives with a decor looking vaguely like early DQ. I miss that type of food, big time. Here on the Island it’s better than Calgary but that’s not saying much.

          • willbest

            Its probably still registered as a Dairy Queen too as far as the city is aware.

        • SC Dave

          Most don’t have access, MB. I got lucky when this little place called Real Mexico opened just down the street. Before that, it had been since I left San Antonio in 1994 since actual Mexican food was available…

    • Bender McLugh

      Didn’t they go through a similar cut about 20 years ago, then replenished their employee numbers again?

      • willbest

        Well supposedly internet infrastructure is now a commodity rather than the brave new frontier it was back then. I haven’t followed the industry in a while, but I always got the sense it was a bit super cyclical.

  • CanadaBear

    Read where Hef sold the Playboy mansion for $100 mil. That ought to keep him in Viagra and painted up tarts for a while.

    • willbest

      Is it in a really good location? That seems excessive considering it will need some $10-15 million in renovations from what I have read.

    • willbest

      Interesting, it was bought by the next door neighbor. I wonder if they will even keep it standing after Hef dies.

      • SC Dave

        Maybe the neighbors will use it for as their servant quarters.

      • CanadaBear

        I’d have to assume it’s a good neighborhood if the guy next door has access to $100 mil.

        • willbest

          The guy next door is the son (and heir) to the Venture capital firm that bought Hostess a couple years back.

          • CanadaBear

            There’s got to be a joke about Ho-Ho’s in there somewhere!

          • Doc Nitty

            Good place for Ding Dongs.

          • MB30SD

            good work if you can get it. Like hitting the asshole (and money) lottery

          • AlbertInTucson

            The New Twinkie King.

    • Bender McLugh

      also heard Hef will be renting the place from the new owner for a cool $1mil a year

  • Bender McLugh

    Steve “Old Man” Smith passed his physical. What’s his over/under on games played this season? I’ll say a solid 4.5

    • MB30SD

      that dude is made of heart, steele, piss, and vinegar. Beast.

      • Smith will play, and be their best WR somehow again, b4 something else breaks down.

        Pound-4-pound toughest dude to play in the last decade +

        • SC Dave

          A good one for sure. WR version of Ronnie Lott, except as WR, he’d have to lop off a toe instead

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    @evantonio re: The Basketball Diaries…
    I had to go back to the dead thread for this…watching Leo DiCaprio try and dribble a basketball was one of the worst cinematic experiences of my life.
    The rest of the movie was OK…liked the soundtrack.

    • MB30SD

      hahahaha

    • Was that a Bball movie?

      I considered it more of a junkie/poetry movie, but I guess it can be both.

      • BearDown100393

        This means Trainspotting is the worst soccer movie ever made.

      • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
        • MB30SD

          I really didn’t take full advantage of my college years

          • I took FULL advantage.

            Trump voice – LUVED it.

          • MB30SD

            it was yoooooouuujjjj!

            Yeah, I was too busy trying to be a fucking college football player and snapping my leg in half. I went to davis though, so not like there was a ton of hot chicks. I’m sure cheesy can confirm.

            Tell you what though, I’ve more than made up for it in the last 4 years. AND I have money and knowledge and experience! Yay life!

          • SC Dave

            No shit

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        https://youtu.be/anIf5GQqy6Q?t=31
        it’s a little bit of both.

        • I don’t know how ANYONE can play Bbal on drugs or beer for that matter.

          When I used to play in certain courts, the af americans would sometimes take a “half time” break behind the bathrooms and toak it up.

          The mexicans would sometimes go to their car and take a beer or two.

          I could never do that.

          As I always say, competing kinda takes away the point of altering your mind, and vice versa.

          Only time I “competed” while buzzed was beer pong and pool, but that didn’t require me dunking over someone.

          • MB30SD

            the old af americans eh?

            Sac, let him have it!!

            racist!

          • Sactowns#1

            I just like that it sounds like a Bill Cosby cartoon but without all the raping and co-authored by Reggie White. “The native dudes would drink too much fire water and have a spirit dance (after we played buck buck) while the Asian guys would sit at a bench and make a television into a watch “

          • MB30SD

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

            Knowing what you look like and sound like made reading that in my head so much more enjoyable!

          • It’s true! they like blazing it up. Not all of them.

            Might’ve just been stats. Not that many “white” ppl played on the courts I balled at. Maybe if I played in Berkley or something my experience would’ve been “damn white hippie stoners trying to ball”

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I played more than a few pickup games in college while drunky.
            I don’t recommend it, but it didn’t cause me to forget how to bounce a basketball.

          • I think for me it would be more like I would have to piss every 5 mins, or be thinking about pissing. I guess could take some shots of patron between 3 point shots, but running up and down full court beneath 90 degree sun tequilad out sounds like some sorta navy seal training than fun.

          • MB30SD

            sounds like something Sigma Douche does during haze week at UCLA

          • Big Mike

            I just wanted to fight every one.

        • MB30SD

          was that marky mark?!!?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            yup

          • MB30SD

            woooooow

            Kinda loved him in 3 kings… and some other shit. He’s not on my dbag list.

    • he looked like a white teen dribbling a basketball. which is precisely what he was supposed to be. we weren’t fluid back in those days.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        No, no, no, no…not all white guys have the physical coordination of a coked up orangutan. Even in the 50’s, there were white dudes that could ball.
        It’s not like he was playing a schlub from the math team…he was supposed to be a star player in the NYC high school system.

    • Sactowns#1

      THIS! I have no idea who would cast that guy in an action movie because he looks like he doesn’t have an athletic bone in his body.

      • MB30SD

        yeah, but he’s had more hot vg than a seat on the L in mid-august.

        • Sactowns#1

          Or so he wants you to believe MB.

          • MB30SD

            hmmmmmmm… are you calling a Rodgers here?!?!

      • SC Dave

        Shades of Tom Cruise?

  • BearDown100393

    Sit Jay out this preseason game. Do not trust Belichick or the current status of this makeshift offensive line. Scrimmage fights lend to vendettas. And this is up against the least gamemanship NFL franchise. Pass.

    • MB30SD

      there’s no crying in football BD. play his goofy ass!

      https://media.giphy.com/media/EWzJVWwe5dmqQ/giphy.gif

    • Jay did NOT look sharp vs Donks.

      Get him some reps vs real coaching.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pats practiced against us to scout some dudes they want to poach, like Fales.

      Sneaky Bill.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        i bet you are right, all those former bears they either traded for or signed in Free Agency probably has Bill salivating.

    • willbest

      White needs the reps, and he needs them with Jay.

    • SC Dave

      Patriots are NOT afraid of us.

  • MB30SD
    • CanadaBear

      I’ll bet that bike weighs at least 50 lbs and probably closer to 75 lbs.

      • MB30SD

        yep, but looks fun as all git up… but not for fucking $5k. That’s just silly.

        • CanadaBear

          With my luck the battery would run out at the bottom of a huge hill.

          • MB30SD

            Ha

  • MB30SD
    • willbest

      $500 plus maybe another $150 at the bar. $650 for a lay you can’t remember. Sadly, that is probably pretty decent value for most guys.

      • Sactowns#1

        Nope. Never, ever will I pay to play.

        • MB30SD

          ahahahaha, we ALL pay to play my brother. One way or another.

          What do you think drinks and dinner is?

          • Sactowns#1

            Well when she cooks me dinner and I bring a bottle (that I drink most of) then I’m not really paying. lol

          • MB30SD

            yeah, my costs go down on the 2nd date plus when they just come over for ‘drinks’ or dinner and we just end up attacking each other in the kitchen and never make it out.

            I was talking 1st dates.

          • CanadaBear

            Amen! I can remember my dad being drunk as hell telling me there was no such thing as a free piece of ass. I was about 19 and desperately wanted to tell him about banging numerous chicks by smoking pot with them and hanging out but I thought that might be TMI.

          • MB30SD

            who bought the pot? ; )

          • CanadaBear

            Of course I did. I’m guessing they might have had about $1-2 worth of weed. Last of the big time spenders! I was actually a bit of a gash hound as a hippie. Unfortunately it only lasted about 3-4 years.

          • MB30SD

            you still paid for it Canada! Guilty like the rest of us!

          • CanadaBear

            Absolutely! It was at a deep discount but I still had to pay!

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha

        • willbest

          Marriage isn’t your thing?

          • Sactowns#1

            This isn’t a thing I go looking for but my current gal is a Veterinarian and my ex has her BCBA so they are able to pay their own way. Idk if I could marry someone I would need to financially support.

          • willbest

            Just think of it like the taxes you pay the government that go to support strangers, only this time its going to a woman you love and trust.

          • Sactowns#1

            The overwhelming majority of what I pay in taxes goes to things like roads, water, schools. Less than 7% of federal funds go towards welfare programs. I’m good with that. Hell, make it an even 10% and I’ll be happy if an extra kid or three are fed.

          • willbest

            schools? do you have kids? I guess you might just consider that an installment plan. My spinster neighbor thinks she should have that item removed from her property taxes.

            Anyway, the money to strangers goes far beyond direct welfare payments. Everybody hates something about the government. Maybe you think the DoD only needs $300 billion instead of $600. Lot of money going to strangers on that one.

            Also, there is what the government decides not to collect from other people or just sticking it on the credit card to be paid later. To bring it back to football sweetheart tax deals for new stadiums and putting the municipal’s name on those bonds.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Just saw that 54% of the Federal spending is on military.

            In 2015:

            Housing and community …..$63 Billion.

            Education …….. $70 Billion

            Health …………..$66 Billion

            Military …….. $600 Billion (and that’s a bullshit figure if ever there was one)

          • SC Dave

            A good way of looking at it, I suppose

          • willbest

            Well I consider my wife and myself one flesh, but I knew for sure that would have no appeal to Sac. Play to your audience.

          • I know exactly what you mean. I’m a kept man myself!

          • willbest

            Good “work” if you can find it.

          • MB30SD

            A man kept by a man?

            Nttawwt

          • Irish Sweetness

            You get used to it, Sac.

          • SC Dave

            Lol

          • MB30SD

            Exactly, fuck dat noise (again)

          • willbest

            But what if she was 23 really hawt and could cook?

          • MB30SD

            Gotta be a shit load more than that will

      • MB30SD

        yikes! I’m usually around $150 and that’s with an amazing sushi dinner that I most times end up eating 2/3rds of. I could go much cheaper, but I really like sushi.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    so my dad visited my bro and I and our kids this summer, and he reaaaaally wanted to get the kids a fucking chameleon as a pet. Of course I’m the responsible brother so it ends up at my fucking house.

    Not really a lizard guy, but this thing is amazing. I just watched him CRUSH about 5 crickets in a row (working from home today).

    He’s about 16″ and is a bad ass… for a lizard: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2Q0kmouNJi4/maxresdefault.jpg (ours is about 1/4 bigger than this one)

    • CanadaBear

      I had a friend in Calgary that was really into reptiles. I liked the Bearded Dragon but asked him to keep the Boa in the other room. I’m a total wuss when it comes to snakes.

      • MB30SD

        I don’t mind any of them, in fact I like them. We always had boas growing up, but not now. I don’t need the extra responsibility of daily feeding, spraying down, cage cleaning, etc…

        I wanted a dog, cause at least chicks love dogs… I have a fucking lizard. I guess if she’s all creeped out she’s not that cool and is prolly high maintenance.

        • CanadaBear

          I’m a dog or cat kinda guy. Love ’em both. Can’t have birds because they are such screeching bastards. I like aquariums but way too cheap to fuck with that.

          • MB30SD

            I don’t get birds, but to each their own.

          • CanadaBear

            One of my best friends had a pair of Lovebirds back in the day. He called them Ike and Tina. Needless to say he has a great sense of humor.

          • SC Dave

            Can’t do cats… allergic

          • CanadaBear

            My wife had a home-based photography biz in Calgary. Mostly family photos and the like. We couldn’t have a cat because you can’t turn away business due to allergies (you can but you won’t be in the photo biz for very long). We settled on hypo-allergenic, non-shedding dogs. We’ve had a Bichon and 2 Havanese. The two Havanese were/are very sweet. The Bichon was full of energy but he sure was fun.

          • MB30SD

            And they fucking suck. Sorry tj

        • SC Dave

          Snakes are fucking cool

        • SC Dave

          Although, the coolest pets my kids ever had, by a large margin, were the rats. Relatively low maintenance, low cost, smarter than dogs, and the only time I ever saw a cockroach in the house was when one or the other was eating it.

          To be fair, however, a little hard on wooden furniture.

          Edit: oh, and FASTIDIUOSLY clean.

      • Cormonster

        No fear of snakes in this little girl.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDDr6oCbUFM

        • CanadaBear

          I think you just called me a little girl. Oh well. I’m definitely a wuss when it comes to snakes. Did you see that comment on FB that I linked to you last night?

          • Cormonster

            I’ve never had a fear of snakes, even rattlers, unless I see them when swimming in the Mississippi while I’m swimming. That scares me.

          • CanadaBear

            There’s something about snakes in the water that is mesmerizing and scary as hell at the same time (for me at least).

        • MB30SD

          Holy crap!!!

          Nice language around your 3 yr old btw. And nice reaction… I wold have dived over there and smacked it out of her hand.

          • Cormonster

            I thought that was inappropriate, but I might have said the same thing in that situation. Speaking of the f-bomb, I just seen a crazy stat. 292 f-bombs in the Big Lebowski. The Dude says fuck more times than Al Pacino in Scarface. Dude is said 160 times and man 147 times.

          • The Dude fucking abides, man!

          • MB30SD

            FuckenA man!

          • CanadaBear

            Back in the day I rented Hoffa on video cassette. A lady put a note in the plastic case. It had all the stats on the swearing. 300+ fucks, etc. Totally nuts.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’ve told the twins about snakes with triangular heads, no way in hell they’d be as ballsy as this kid, venom or no.

          • MB30SD

            Yep, we have rattlers everywhere down here in summer. They find 2 or 3 on my ex’s property erra year. My kids have been taught exactly what to do since they were babies.

            Our dogs (that live with her) are another story… dumbasses

        • SC Dave

          Were she the right age, I’d ask her to marry me.

          “Look what I found!”

          Shit don’t any better than that!

        • Irish Sweetness

          And he doesn’t go to her aid, he just keeps filming.

          Yo Cor, I found someone who I like better than LSD. Lianne La Havas. Writes her own shit, this is a Radiohead cover though.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_sJVazqw58

          • Cormonster

            She has a really soothing voice, but her musical style isn’t really up my alley. I’ve played some of her stuff as background music a couple times while doing other things. Maybe I’ll give her a few more listens. I definitely like her voice.

            I’m pretty pumped up. Gonna go see my three favorite live acts in the next three months. Gonna see Gov’t Mule, my all time favorite band, next Tuesday, then LSD at an awesome little venue at the end of September, then Tedeschi Trucks in early November.

      • Shady

        Keeping it in the other room won’t stop a blood thirsty boa from suffocating it’s prey. This video is bound to keep you up at night:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-WZ7xHEu3A

        (Sorry)

        • CanadaBear

          You’re not sorry at all! Ain’t watching that!

        • MB30SD

          Bang bang tonight

        • Why do all snaky guys have pony tails?

          Is that mandatory or something?

        • SC Dave

          Poor snake… bet it acquired several broken ribs on that floor smack.

    • SC Dave

      My daughter keeps tarantulas, which are actually docile and … gee… almost serene.

      Nttawwt

      • MB30SD

        Um, no thanks. I draw the fucking line as disgusting creepy soiders. Giant ones nonless. Yuck

  • CanadaBear
    • Irish Sweetness

      So he took away from it that because the attempt failed … he was meant to live …. not that he bought the wrong gun. To me it seems like you don’t purchase a 9mm to shoot yourself, but go with the .44 and do it properly. That’s not divine intervention, that’s failure to prepare.

      His son will be pleased though.

      • CanadaBear

        Trust me, 9mm at point blank range is enough. I’ve shot both numerous times and a 44 mag will make most people flinch. A really unpleasant gun to shoot. Not sure why he didn’t get the job done. Either way, I’m glad these guys found some peace.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “They could’ve scored touchdowns on the next three possessions for all we know.”

    And they could have given up 3 or 4 more sacks, for all we know.

    • Yvonnewwilliams2

      <<hp.. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!il273r:….,……..

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    He is the foreman at the local steel mill.

    https://youtu.be/JXylNx5pC70?t=22

    • MB30SD

      jesus H christ.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
    • willbest

      He has 3 kids… so either he has a pair or Kristy has some splain’n to do

    • SC Dave
      • Irish Sweetness

        Or Ditka: Bringer of our only super bowl.

        Some people would say that anyone could have coached that team. I disagree. For example, if Ryan Pace was GM of the ’85 team he would have traded away a McMichael or a Hampton. He would have ‘cleaned up the locker room’ and gotten rid of the talent.
        I think there were very few coaches that could have handled that locker room. marc Trestman wouldn’t have won with that team either. Ditkawon a Superbowl as a player, an assistant coach, then as a coach. He’s a HoFer. That deserves respect.

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          different times different league. No internet, no TMZ and running backs drafted with more importance than QB’s….a simpler time when cocaine, perms and Miller Lite induced 3 ways ruled the day.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      bone dreams imminent.

  • TBC

    “Bears have really good QB, good RBs, potentially great WRs, a good TE & several good OL. If they stay healthy, they’ll be good (or better).”

    “I Try to approach each Bears season w/as much objectivity as possible.”

    The fact that both of those tweets came from the same schmuck’s pie hole within minutes of each other is just……..beautiful.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      The Al Jazeera 4, lol, you cheatin motherfuckers.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        Mike Neal. Roids.
        Clay Matthews Jr. Roids.
        Julius Peppers. Roids.
        Mike McCarthy. Gravy.

        • TBC

          I believe Matthews was accused of taking painkillers, not roids. The McCarthy bit was good, though.

          • beninnorcal

            So, yes, cheaters. Glad we can finally all agree on something.

  • MB30SD

    https://youtu.be/PFBVhdEDjrg

    should be a good fight

    • Irish Sweetness

      I love the way Nate gets handed a bottle from behind without asking for it. Totally staged.

      But yeah, pumped for that fight.

      • MB30SD

        Should be fun to watch. You think Connor has it in him?

        I dunno man, I think he may just have met his match

  • Irish Sweetness

    Thursday thought #1:

    We drafted …

    A ‘Deon’, a ‘Deiondre’, and a ‘DeAndre’ … in the same draft.

    Thursday thought #2:

    So all that hullaballoo in Brazil before the olympics about the Zika virus, and all those high-profile names dropping out …. when the olympics were held in winter (in Brazil) and there were no mosquitoes. Hmmm.

    • Johnnywad

      You been checking out the super chocolaty American lady sprinters Irish?

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