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Announcing the Art of Men / DBB NFL Draft Contest!

| April 1st, 2016

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Art of Men is one of our primary sponsors (and a fantastic organization you should really check out). This year the organization is offering a pair of Bears tickets for the coming season to the winner of our NFL Draft Contest. The contest details will be announced Monday, April 25th. (It will essentially be guessing the Bears picks the same way we do it every year but we haven’t settled on the points system yet.) But in order to be eligible for the contest YOU MUST REGISTER.

There are two ways to register:

  • Follow @ArtofMen on Twitter and send a message to the account marked “Draft Contest”.
  • Go to Art of Men’s website contact page (located here: http://artofmen.org/contact/) and fill out the simple form with your name, email address and in the Your Message field simply write “Draft Contest”.*

REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY APRIL 22ND AT 6:00 PM CT.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

*This will sign you up for Art of Men’s weekly email and allow you to search the organization’s database of projects.

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  • Scharfinator

    So wait, they want me to sign up for a contest before they release the terms of said contest? That seems pretty backwards.

    • DaBearsBlog

      It’s just gonna be guessing the picks. We haven’t settled on points system/tiebreakers yet.

      • Scharfinator

        Ahh, sweet!

      • MB30SD

        Is someone actually going to win this time jeff? ; )

        Hee hee

      • Irish Sweetness

        It would be sweet to have a picks contest for the regular season Jeff.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    So, Biggs suggested that a Slauson trade is possible?

    • Big Mike

      It was very sports mockery…. In that anything is possible. Not a lot of conviction or insight, just basically that the Bears have more G/C than Ts. One of the ways to get a T, is a draft choice and the Bears most valuable guard, not named Long. He pointed to a few teams that needed a G/C Veteran that was better than “just a guy”.

      • willbest

        Slausen isn’t just our second best guard, he is our best Center. Would be sad to see him go.

        • Big Mike

          Indeed. Not agreeing, just saying that was Briggs’ angle for the article. I don’t think he even believed it.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Maybe they’re looking to put Slauson in as C?

      • MB30SD

        April fools article?

        • Big Mike

          you know what, tracking this backwards.. it was a sports

          mockery article, but it was based on a tweet by briggs

          https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/715569452037832704?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I think it was that, plus the comment by Ramirez about competing for a starting spot on the interior of the line…plus boredom.

          • SC Dave

            Oh a tweet!!! MUST be true!!

    • CanadaBear

      I believe possible. Likely, not so much.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      It is curious that we signed so many OGs and really no OTs.
      Could be that they want Slauson at C too (where I think he would excel next to Long)

      • Irish Sweetness

        Could it be …is there the slightest chance … just play with this for a second .. but could it be that they like Leno … and they like 350lb behemoth Tayo Fabuluje behind him .. and Jason Weaver behind him?

        I don’t think we draft an OT at 11. I think Pace will do what anyone with half an eyeball sees … the Chicago Bears need a pass-rusher like this blog needs tits on a Friday. They may even go pass-rush twice in a row e.g. Buckner-Jihad … Leonard-Jihad

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

          I like Fab. Great feet for a big man. And obviously a bulldozer. But didn’t even play 1 snap, and if they liked him so much, why did they let him go (then later resigned)?

          They must not think much of Fab, and NO other team even picked him up for their practice squad (or am I thinking about the other fatso, Terry?)

          We have some nice developmental prospects, like Tayo, Washington, Terry Williams, but we’ve all been down the Joe Anderson experience on numerous occasions. I’m a bit snake bitten by these projects and expect absolutely NOTHING from them no matter how much I like them.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      no way that happens. They just extended Slauson and he’s proved invaluable at G and C. Sorry, Biggs must be experiencing sodium and saturated fat induced stroke symptoms similar to when you slightly microwave and then proceed to drink the side order of Au Jus from a Portillos Big Beef.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        You can’t do that? Shit.

      • Ososfan

        Hahaha my stomach hurts from laughing! I’m crying! Haha

      • CanadaBear

        I worked with a single guy in his 40’s that was the king of fast food. Numerous times I saw him tilt up the last of his KFC gravy. The perfect end to a perfect meal.

    • Ososfan

      I think it’s an April fool’s joke. Slauson is a boss and has been consistently putting up Pro-bowl type production every year he’s been with the beloved…..

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Here’s my favorite April Fool product:

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ivph/?pfm=HP_Carousel_DietCokeRocket_1

    VTOL capable Mentos bottles. Who needs SpaceX?

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    A contest????

    When is my Julius Peppers T-shirt going to be made?

    http://s838.photobucket.com/user/MikeD-2010/media/Julius_2.jpg.html

    • Doc Nitty

      That’s probably why he announced it on Aprul Fools day.

      • MB30SD

        Boom!

  • MB30SD

    Happy April fools assholes

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Trump announces the whole candidacy was a joke, he didn’t mean it. On Jimmy Kimmel last night.

      https://youtu.be/VO-1ePYypdU?t=15

      • MB30SD

        That would have been epic

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        I want to laugh, but feel like there’s some truth behind it, like we’re all getting punked by Ashton Kutcher.

        At least he has a sense of humor which is typical compensation for small “hands”.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

    Jeff If I already gave them my email when I ordered a shirt, shouldn’t that automatically register me?

    I already get their ads in my email for their new shirts. I don’t mind that as much, but I’m sure you understand, I don’t want additional spam.

    • DaBearsBlog

      26 Shirts is not involved in this.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        ah, ok. I thought Art of Men made the shirts for charity. 26 shirts is diff charity.
        Ok. NVM then.

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Well, I thought Google’s Mic Drop prank was awesome.

    DBB needs Mic Drop. Every post by Barb would have included Mic Drop.

    https://gmail.googleblog.com/2016/03/introducing-gmail-mic-drop.html

    • Irish Sweetness

      An animated gif with a Minion dropping a mic and walking off would be sweet.

    • Big Mike

      Don’t miss him.

      • CanadaBear

        Honestly I thought Barb was a good guy just socially awkward on this site. Before he came on here he was on lots of other blogs/sports sites and the M.O. for posters on those sites is attack, insult, attack. I had a few conversations with him on here that were really interesting. He was an odd duck but I’d take him over those guys that show up here on game day.

        • Big Mike

          I avoid this site on Gameday. I understand where he was coming from. I also understand how being Romanian influenced his commentary. I spent time in Bucharest over a 2-3 year period and outsourced some coding work there. He and I had a few non blog chats. But it was a lot of work to deal with his opinions and his approach.

          • CanadaBear

            If I can’t find a feed to watch the game or at a really crappy sports bar I’ll visit on game day and usually wished I hadn’t.

          • Big Mike

            Where are you?

          • CanadaBear

            Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island. If you have to live in Canada it has some of the best weather. 8 months pretty much ideal and 4 months of rain/clouds and very little sunshine but almost no snow.

          • Big Mike

            I love Vancouver. Send me an email at mkehoe61@gmail.com

          • CanadaBear

            Yeah, we’re on the island just off the coast west of Vancouver. It really is island time. Very laid back. A lot of retirees.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Sounds like God’s own country up there.

          • CanadaBear

            It’s pretty sweet. Calgary was a great place to make money but the weather sucks. Close proximity to the mountains is a double edged sword. Stunningly beautiful and a fabulous playground. However, mountains create their own weather.

            Living in a temperate climate in Canada makes me a happy cat.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Curious. How has Romania influenced his commentary?

            I think he just lacked social graces.

            In some ways, I like that he was so out there. Every good book and blog needs a foil. He sort of acted as one for the blog.

            In fact, he was probably more critical of the Bears than even our resident troll.

            But he did offer some rational for it, unlike those Score bozos.

            The odd part was, he seemed to have blinders when it came to the Pats.

            It’s like seeing no faults in your brother’s wife, while bitch slapping your own.

            Barb was def an odd cat.

          • Big Mike

            From my experience with Romanian’s in general there is an assertiveness to their discussions. Opinions and beliefs are ironclad. Until they are not. Watching them discuss soccer, was also insightful. Opinions were black and white.

            His insight wasn’t what bothered me. It was just tiresome to be presented with his opinions that were sited as the only one true belief. Each discussion would become a death match. He would dismiss points that didn’t line up with his and keep going.

          • Johnnywad

            We call those assholes where I’m from.

          • Big Mike

            A cultural difference. It can be very hard to get accustomed to every comment resulting in a death match of words. But that’s what it seemed like at first.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          i am actually surprised he hasn’t shown back up.

        • beninnorcal

          He once called me a racist for thinking the Skins shouldn’t have to change their name.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Racist.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Conklin tape vs OSU (added bonus: Darron Lee)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v_tXNF0PaU

    Stanley looks more impressive against same (thanks Big Mike):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwQoiB8Sbco&feature=youtu.be&t=6m47s
    My fav highlight in that one is at the 13:10 mark.

    • MB30SD

      Dlee.. 4-3

      It rhymes!!!

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I’ll let you borrow the jersey!

        • MB30SD

          I don’t want a jags jersey rabbit

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            That’ll be Jack.

          • MB30SD

            Couldn’t remember

    • DaMurph

      And Irish responds to me on previous post that Stanley sucks and is another Omiyale…..SMH

      • Irish Sweetness

        We’ll see. I’ve only seen two tapes, Mike has obviously seen the guy a lot more. I don’t believe I said he sucks though. He stands up very straight in pass pro and he’s not blessed with size. I can see him getting pushed backwards in the NFL, that’s all. We need a pass rusher more than we need an OT.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I don’t think Stanley sucks but my eyeballs say there is big dropoff from Tunsil to him… And more to Conklin. Big enough that even if Stanley is the 2nd best OT, I don’t see how he’s enough value at the 11 spot. Granted that’s based on the three games, nothing more. But Tunsil just looked on a whole different level.

  • MB30SD

    Send+ mic drop

  • Doc Nitty

    Ladies and Jelly Beans, Reptiles and Crocodiles! Announcing Doc Nitty’s Sixthish Never-Annual April Fools Day Contest. The 34th person* who correctly identifies which one of the following statements is a lie wins a pair of Tickets to a random Chicago Bears game next season! Wieners will be announced at semi-high noon on the fifth Friday of this month Thairish-standard time zone.

    Numero alpha: People come from miles around to marvel at my calves.

    2. Brett Favre is my all time favorite quarterback.

    Drei: O.J. Simpson murdered my father.

    -4e^(ipi): Even though it’s sunny and spring break, I have not yet vaped today.

    * only ginger-mulattos eligible

    • Irish Sweetness

      Ha. April fool’s. They’re all untrue!

      • Doc Nitty

        Only one is untrue

        • That Guy

          #4 was the untrue one…

          • Doc Nitty

            #4 was true. I had smoked but not yet vaped when I wrote it.

          • Cormonster

            Can you sext me some calf pictures?

          • Doc Nitty

            Incorrect

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

    The Eagles, Bears, and Bucs could have varying levels of interest in franchise-tagged RE Muhammad Wilkerson.

    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini polled the rest of the ESPN
    NFL Nation reporters. Phil Sheridan, who covers the Eagles, cites Wilkerson’s local connection, as he went to Temple and grew up in the area, He’d also be an upgrade inside to pair with Fletcher Cox in new
    DC Jim Schwartz’s 4-3 defense. The Bears have the cap space and have been loosely connected to Wilkerson over the past month. Tampa Bay is one of the more pass-rush desperate teams in the league. Wilkerson trade chatter will heat up before the draft, but it’s tough to see him actually being dealt.- roto

    This better not be april fools from roto

    Would we give #11 for him? If MO were in this draft (even at his age and new contract), would he still go #1 overall?

    I’d prefer flipping 1s with the Jets and throw in a third, but that’s not realistic.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      I wish he didn’t break his damn leg. It would make that decision much easier. Flip first picks and throw in a 2nd pick. Big Mo with Hicks, Goldman, Young, McPhee, Houston, Trevathan, Freeman and whatever nameless faceless hacks we throw back there at DB.

      I don’t even know if teams throw in 2nd picks for something like this but it seemed like something that would seal the deal.

      • That Guy

        To move up from #20 to #11 is probably worth something like a second round pick, maybe slightly less but the Bears 2nd rounder is a high pick.

        So the Jets would essentially be getting the value of two second round picks for the player. The Bears would be giving up two picks and a bunch of cap space. But they’re getting a guy with serious upside.

        If the Bears are concerned about injury issues, they could always add a conditional 2017 pick as part of the structure of the deal. Either we get a pick if doesn’t play well, or we give less this year and a pick next year if he does.

        Still, I think two second round picks is too much value straight up.

        Maybe the Bears offer to flip first round picks, flip our fourth rounder from the Pats for the Jet’s fifth rounder, and then give the Jets a conditional pick in 2017 that ranges from a 4th round pick to a 7th round pick depending on playing time and whether the Bears make the playoffs.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          sold! make it happen.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Figuring in his injury status, give them a second only. Draft Leonard and a CB, then this thing is ON.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        A 1st AND a 2nd?

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Laveon Bell tweets that he’s quitting the Steelers and pranks the fans.

    https://twitter.com/L_Bell26?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Aldo should STFU since he got his ass knocked the fuck out. Cold.

      But his point is correct: Diaz will beat McGregor again. The exact same way. He’s just a bigger, stronger man. Conor has no business fighting at 170.

      He’s going to get choked out again in the ground game. Diaz doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who will accept a fix. And if he taps McGregor out again, then what does Aldo do? Wait some more?

      McGregor seems to want to prove something to himself that nobody else in the sport wants him to.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I’m sure you’re right – I don’t watch MMA often enough. He looked like he was able to take McGregors best shot in the first and then get inside his range where his mass made the difference. Don’t see how that dynamic would change fight to fight.

      • willbest

        I don’t see anything wrong with McGregor wanting to prove it. Though he shouldn’t be allowed to tie things up in other weight classes while he is.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Aldo fought less than twice a year for 7 years, calling off fights that were in las vegas so his drug-cheating ways could stay protected in Brazil. Conor had to fight Mendes for an interim belt when Aldo sprained his pussy the last time. Conor has been the most active fighter in the UFC by some way, the most open to fighting anyone at anytime at any weight and he’s their cash-cow – even Anderson Silva wants a piece of him now. Conor calls the shots, Uncle Lorenzo just nods.

      • Irish Sweetness

        It is strange for the rest of us that Dana would let this happen at 170 again. Because of Nate’s frame, Chael Sonnen said he walked into the cage 13 to 15 pounds heavier than McGregor on fight night. That’s a lot.

        I do understand Conor’s mindset though. He feels he’s the better man. Diaz has lost ten times. Conor went for it in round one after predicting it, and the heavier man absorbed the punches. He was so tired in round two that he just gave Diaz his back. He can’t see a future for himself until he meets and defeats his Darth Vader.

        In a second fight, the head-liner on UFC 200, there is no belt on the line. Why not have a shot at RDA for the 155 belt – to make it a super-fight? Dana’s giving him too much leeway – he should have told Conor, title fight or nothing.

        Aldo will fight Edgar and I hope he gets rekt. Been running his mouth off after getting dropped with the first punch of a fight, after a career based on using PEDs. Then again, I hope he gets his points decision against Edgar so that Conor can knock his block off again.

        What happens in Diaz v McGregor II is anyone’s guess.

        • MB30SD

          Deum!

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Pornhub changed to Cornhub for the day. Here’s the SFW link:

    https://twitter.com/internetofshit/status/715868253118210048

  • Irish Sweetness

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000649757/article/correa-solidifies-status-as-potential-firstround-pick-at-pro-day

    Could we move up in the second to get this guy? What does that cost, a fourth?
    They mention another 6’2 safety from Boise below it.

    • MB30SD

      Boise… shiver

      • CanadaBear

        That’s all I cold think of while watching the clip.

        • Big Mike

          I feel the same way about OL from Wisconsin

  • CanadaBear

    Here’s a fun trip down memory lane for all you wrestling fans from back in the day. Guaranteed to make you smile if you like “Rasslin'”.

    http://www.si.com/more-sports/photos/2014/02/10/wrestling-hulk-hogan-pro-wrestling-1980s/start

    • AlbertInTucson

      What? No “Dick The Bruiser”? No Verne Gagne, Baron Von Raschke or Ernie Ladd?

      • CanadaBear

        You’re talking 60’s-70’s guys there! The ones we grew up with. I hated Verne Gagne. Loved The Crusher, Dr. X, Billy Superstar Graham, etc. The 80’s stuff where it got so insanely popular and mainstream was interesting. All those guys were roided up and huge. As long as a guy was funny in interviews I was down with him.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Used to watch late on Friday or Saturday nights on WMAQ and wrestle with my brothers while we watched.

          • CanadaBear

            Ours was on Saturday late afternoon. My brother was 7 years older, twice my size and a genuine badass. No rasslin’ with him unless I wanted my butt kicked good and proper.

  • Shady

    More from our friend Greg Gabriel…
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/04/01/gabriel-so-so-many-permutations-leading-up-to-bears-no-11-pick/

    “Looking at this year’s draft, the Bears will hope that at least two quarterbacks go in the top 10. I believe that’s a lock, as both Carson Wentz and Jared Goff could be selected by the fifth pick. If that happens, there could be a mad rush for the third legitimate first-round quarterback — Memphis’ Paxton Lynch…

    … the Bears will most likely have a list of about four players who they’re comfortable drafting at No. 11. They will prioritize those players one through four and when they’re on the clock, they will most likely chose the best player in that group.

    If all four of the players are still available to them at 11, they could chose to move back a few slots, pick up an extra draft pick and still be able to draft one of the four.

    Who could those four players be? We don’t really know the answer, but we can come up with some good guesses. In fact, I could probably come up with as many as six players who can step in and help the Bears…”

    He goes on to list most of the usual names we’ve heard already, but he adds his thoughts on each player.

    • Big Mike

      A rationale approach to the draft. Nice analysis

    • Irish Sweetness

      If we drop from 11 to the 20s, do we pick up an extra 3rd?

      • That Guy

        If we drop from 11 to 15 or so we’d pick up an extra 3rd. To drop back into the 20s we’d get much more.

        • Irish Sweetness

          That’s a sexy move – you can still get a Leonard Floyd, W Jax III or a Derrick Henry, then as part of your extra picks maybe you fall into a Jihad Ward or Correa.

          After Buckner there seem to be a HUGE drop-off on guys you could put in there at 3-4 End.

  • Irish Sweetness

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/sua-cravens?id=2555345

    Maybe we could grab this tweener in the 4th. A nice big safety who can start straight away on ST.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/juston-burris?id=2555313

    A corner with nice size 6’0, 212, doesn’t allow a lot of catches and didn’t allow any broken tackles in run stopping all season.

  • willbest

    China puts a 46% tariff on steel imports from the EU, SK, and Japan.

    • MB30SD

      Fuck china

      • Johnnywad

        Sounds like Trump’s foreign policy

        • MB30SD

          No, I meant I’m into Chinese girls now. Haha

          • willbest

            As opposed to the Japanese who occasionally have breasts?

            Can’t trust the Koreans too much plastic surgery there.

          • MB30SD

            My bro’s ex is korean, she’s a massive cunt

          • willbest

            The “submissive” Asian is a farce. They can either total bitches or master of passive aggressiveness. I think the later is lost in cross-cultural communication which gave rise to the myth. But you find that all up and down the pacific rim, not just in Korea.

          • MB30SD

            Yup. Geisha in public, tiger at home. Brutal.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Korean bbq on the other hand…GREAT.

          • MB30SD

            100%. Stuff’s awesome

  • Big Mike

    Has anyone seen the movie “concussion”?

    • Johnnywad

      Yes. I did. Felt like a regurgitation of everything w already know about the CTE problem wrapped in a fairly boring movie

      • CanadaBear

        After that review, who could resist?

      • willbest

        In theory I should thank you for jumping on that grenade, but then it landed about 100 yards from camp, so I question why you ran all the way out there to jump on it.

        • MB30SD

          Hahahaha

        • Johnnywad

          She wanted to see it.

          • MB30SD

            Figures. ; )

          • Johnnywad

            She’s faithful, filthy, and makes lots of money.

          • MB30SD

            Oh, I wasn’t woman bashing at all, just making fun of typical married life.

            And that sounds like a great mix.

          • Johnnywad

            Just pleading my case before the court.

          • MB30SD

            I haven’t met a man yet with a gf/fiancé /wife that hasn’t been there my brutha

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yup. It was okay. I didn’t know about Mike Webster’s story, that was sad. I didn’t know he ended up living in his car. All of their stories are sad. There’s a lovely posh Oxford actress in it which makes it easier to watch, too.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene
  • RenoBear

    So I was in Anaheim this past week taking the family to do the annual Disney thing. I deal with it, it’s a BLAST to see the kiddos running around, my son is 6 and daughter is 4, so they are great ages to go. What I was appalled at was the complete lack of ‘talent ‘ there… I mean damn, Disney was always great for chattin up hot moms etc, while the wife was shopping or on a ride w one of the kids, but good lord, where’d they all go?? And I can truly say that obesity in America is brutal.. How is it that seemingly 60+% of people just don’t give a fuck about their health? I mean good lord no wonder our healthcare is ridiculously expensive, I can’t imagine how many meds these fuckers take to stay alive! I saw a couple in there EARLY 20’s that weighed a solid 340-350 for her, 400 for him. Sucking down buckets of soda and Churros. and aside from me thinking ‘how the fuck do they have sex’ my next thought is ‘how fuck do you get that big that young??’ I mean this shit was rampant throughout the whole park Smdh. I understand thyroid problems etc, but this was straight up ‘I’ve been a slug my whole life and I don’t care’… Now the San Diego zoo on the other hand, much much better talent there, outstanding conversations with hot locals and smokin foreigners. Daddy likery. MB, I see why you stay…

    • MB30SD

      Disney is probably filled with more shit heads from north Dakota than socal my maings.

      Yeeeees. I was at the wild animal park with the kids today. God I love spring/summer here.

      • willbest

        San Diego has a good zoo, but then so do a lot of places. Only two Disney resort areas in the country.

        • MB30SD

          Ours is supposedly one of the best… I’m a wild animal park guy instead anyway. Taking the kids to dinnyland sucks… but they love it. Gotta do it fo tha chilluns

    • Irish Sweetness

      Is that the place with the different Star Wars environments or is that done yet?

      • RenoBear

        Yeah man. It’s not done yet, but it will have that… Soooo many people there

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      supposedly the world now has more people who are obese than underweight. Which is disgustingly sad.

      (though it does mean we’re doing a better job of dealing with poverty in developing countries, so there are fewer malnourished people)

      • willbest

        You can be obese and malnourished.

    • willbest

      In America, obesity is a class thing. I live in an affluent suburb of Chicago, I only know 6 obese women in town and 3 of them spinsters. On occasion when I pick up my kids from school, like legitimately every mom is fit. Although being an affluent neighborhood most of them are in their mid to late 40’s when their kids are still in elementary school so while they are fit, Father Time has started to work on their skin.

  • Irish Sweetness

    The only OL we’ve met with is Ronnie Stanley.

    The only DTs we’ve met with are Chris Jones and Sheldon Rankins.

    The only DE we’ve met with is Mr. Ogbah.

    The only QB we’ve met with is Dak Prescott.

    The only LBs we’ve met with are Myles Jack and Ragland.

    We’ve met with a ton of receivers.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      Pretty sure they met with Wentz.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      those are the ones you’ve heard about. They get like 50 of these visits, you don’t hear about at least half of them.

  • Trac

    I suggest trading up for Jesus, boys. The cabala is about to make their move.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    After watching a ton of videos the only guy I’d really be pissed about selecting in the first rd would be Leonard Floyd. That guy has bust written all over him.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Strange one. How so? I like his length coming in off the edge so quick, but he is open to being totally thrown off by an OT quick on his feet. If he has any coverage skills he’d be scary.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        he’s too long and lean. Let me put it this way. Look at a video of Gaines Adams in college. He fucking dominated college. He looked like Lawrence Taylor. Adams would get sucked in so easily by offensive linemen in the pros. He had moves but it didn’t even matter. If you just watched his college video you’d think he was going to be a perennial pro bowler…..

        Floyd wasn’t even the best guy on his own team…and has no technique at all.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Gaines never got to prove himself unfortunately, but Leonard sure can go by those slower O-linemen, and once he does, the sack is a sure thing. If he can tackle and cover …

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            Gaines had time in Tampa to prove himself….and failed to do so. With a top edge rusher you want guys that made college competition look like kids. Von Miller made guys look like bitches. Jack does that, Ramsey does that….

            I’m sure he’d be an upgrade over the guys we’ve been throwing in there for the past few years before we got Young, Houston and McPhee but i don’t know about now.

            Ah, i’m sure he’ll be fine. it’s too early to think about.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Oh yeah, I thought he died sooner than that.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Yes. Fucking yes.

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Gabriel on Stanley

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/draft/2016/prospects/ronnie-stanley/

    Lacks mental toughness. Shows signs of lazy on off plays. Sounds pretty Chris Williams to me.

    If Pace wants to undo the soft nature of this club, he needs 1st round guys that – in addition to playing well – lead well in the locker room. He needs motherfuckers. Stanley seems the quiet type. Not who you want in there.

    • Big Mike

      But yet he’s projected to go in the top 10? Might not be a Pace kind of player. Conklin seems to be a stretch to start, he’s often rated as the 3rd OT in the draft. If the Bears see things the same way BPA will not be an OT at 11. Plenty of options..

      • Ribeyes for Operators

        I think the Giants nab Stanley at 10 anyhow.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Cowboys or Giants grab Elliott.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            You are high. Cowboys take Ramsey, you can bank that. Elliot will be available for us at 29 if we want.

          • Irish Sweetness

            29? Who’s high ? Have we traded down from 11 already??

            http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000650083/article/ezekiel-elliott-headed-to-dallas-for-visit-with-cowboys

            Giants grab Zeke if the Girls don’t.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            We swapped 11 for 29 with the Cards.

          • Irish Sweetness

            GTFO. April 1st was 2 days ago mang, don’t do this to me.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            I’m just messing with you. I will revise my background on picks.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            i almost broke out the tradewind.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            I have a feeling Pace intends to trade down for extra picks in 2 or 3.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            hmmm, that would put a damper on my bone. I want an impact player so we can stop playing UDFA’s and other team’s practice squad guys.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Mightn’t have been the worst thing. Get a 29th. Two second rounders. Hit on those three, and Pace could … sweet business. Especially if Derrick’s in there!
            Other than Buckner it’s hard to get a boner for anyone else at 11.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            Just keep it in your head that GP called trading down ahead of time.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s my boner too – only way we get Henry That’s all I want from this draft.

            Tayo in as an extra tackle. Unrein in at FB. Henry gets the ball. First down.

            All. Day. Long.

        • Big Mike

          Then you wonder.. what are they seeing. I like what will be available at 11. If Stanley goes 10. 2 QBs – (Wenz and Goff), 2 OT – (Stanley, Tunsil), 2 LBS – Bosa, Jack, 1 RB (elliot) and 1 FS (Ramsey), 1 DE (Deforest Buckner). That’s 9 picks leaving the following 6 guys on the Board. Giants can only pick 1 of them. Bears are going to get a stud.

          Sheldon Rankins, Jarran Reed – DT
          Vernon Hargreaves – CB
          Shaq Lawson – DE
          Darron Lee, Leonard Floyd – OLB

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            Word from Gabriel on PFW is that the Bears want Hargreaves but think they would have to trade up to get him. Rankins seems like a 4-3 3tech guy.

          • Big Mike

            Giants could take Rankins. He’s can play the 5 technique or the 3. I don’t think the Bears take him. I was just counting down guys left.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Surely Pace won’t draft another DT. Not at 11?

            Shaq is what, 6’3? SHORT ARMS! He doesn’t seem very smart, but I don’t know how smart defensive ends need to be.

            That leaves Hargreaves (a CB would be cool) and L-Flo (!).

            Hargreaves is 5’10 and TWENTY YEARS OLD! I don’t think he’d be allowed out after tea if we had Monday Night Football.

            That leaves … you know it … Mr. 6’6.

            Eat a bowl of hot dicks boys. We’re drafting Floyd.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I started thinking about it. I’d be ok with the best pure CB in the draft with ball skills.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq_CMeQ-de8

            haha, then the next video that came on automatically was Jalen Ramsey and i immediately got pissed that we won’t get him.

          • CanadaBear

            No wonder you like gambling, you can see the future!

          • Big Mike

            That’s gross. I have little opinion on the topic. My point was there will be top 10 talent for us to pick from. I’m sure there are guys on the Bears’ board that aren’t on this list.

          • MB30SD

            I think Hargreaves will be gone baby gone. I’m on the Shaqwagon if Buckner isn’t there

          • Big Mike

            I’ve seen a bunch of mocks that have him lasting past the top 10.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I like it when we pick a first rounder who doesn’t need major joint surgery

      • Irish Sweetness

        Oh God, not Conklin I hope, worse again, and he’s barely 300lbs.

        Pace is a straight-forward guy. D needs an upgrade at pass-rush, and he will do the right thing at 11, whoever that is. Might be a guy we’ve only touched on but they really love.

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Buck up ladies

    I went through a mock draft that I felt was closest to accurate. The Bears pick at 29 and then again at 41. The 1 and 2 picks will be boulders on the see saw, tipping this club closer to being tough or soft like Trestman’s daughters.

    I took a list of everyone I felt was:

    * Still on the board
    * Could reasonably be selected in the 29 and 41 slot.

    Of this list, who do you put at 29 and who do you put at 41?

    OLB LEONARD FLOYD
    RB EZEKIEL ELLI
    DE KEVIN DODD
    CB ELI APPLE
    DT ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON
    OT GERMAIN IFEDI
    WR WILL FULLER
    CB KENDALL FULLER
    DE EMMANUEL OGBAH
    OLB JAYLON SMITH
    S JEREMY CASH
    DT VERNON BUTLER
    CB ARTIE BURNS
    QB PAXTON LYNCH
    DE JONATHAN BULLARD
    S VONN BELL
    WR JOSH DOCTSON
    CB XAVIEN HOWARD
    DE SHILIQUE CALHOUN
    ILB KENTRELL BROTHERS
    OT JERALD HAWKINS
    OLB SU’A CRAVENS
    G JOSHUA GARNETT
    C NICK MARTIN
    WR TYLER BOYD
    S KARL JOSEPH
    RB DERRICK HENRY
    TE AUSTIN HOOPER
    WR MICHAEL THOMAS
    WR STERLING SHEPARD
    OT JOHN THEUS
    DE CARL NASSIB
    OT SHON COLEMAN
    QB CONNOR COOK
    WR BRAXTON MILLER
    WR PHAROH COOPER

    • MB30SD

      Meh… Vonn bell is supposedly the best safety in the draft. But I’d rather pick duck nervous at 11 and be done with it.

      Let’s not fuck about shall we?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      No to any QB, WR, C/OG, ILB, TE in this list.

      RB Henry would intrigue me this late.
      But I def would go with DE Dodd. (see my comment below/above)

      Some even have Dodd going as high as #9 to the Bucs

  • Irish Sweetness
  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    I think Pace and Fox know that they need to create an attitude on D like Denver. I agree with GP that this draft is about attitude and mindset. I don’t want CornWash at DE and I don’t need Staley at OT.

    • CanadaBear

      I hope they don’t go LT. Unlike you, I’m interested to see what CornWash can do at DE. Towards the end of the 2014 season it seemed like the light came on for him. Who knows?

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        I just can’t see it. They call him the Octopus because his lack of actual technique and instinct make him look like he has 8 arms out there flailing around. He was developing into a solid special teamer it seemed like though. I think his contract is up anyway.

        • CanadaBear

          I think he’s on his last year. Cheap insurance if nothing else.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

          How could u NOT like Washington’s upside?

          If he had instincts and technique, he would be Watt

          We gotta hit on ONE of these projects some day, right? (Kellen Davis…)

          Who was the last ‘project’ who actually worked out for the Bears? Dent?

          • CanadaBear

            The last month of 2014 he started to play well and make some impact plays. I was actually looking forward to seeing him in 2015.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Me too.
            Maybe Yonny is burnt out from the Joe Anderson experience.

          • Cormonster

            Would you consider Israel Idonije a project? He was soley special teams his first few years.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Izzzy! hmmm. maybe? He was never seen as crazy athletic, just a sp teamer who became a solid starter.

            I think Graham might fit into that category too (who excelled a lil here but more with the Ravens).

            I guess I was thinking of athletic freaks who actually lived up to potential, but I can’t really think of anyone like that off the top of my head.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            haha, Izzy was a D lineman that was fast and agile enough to be on the fucking kickoff coverage team. Freak of Nature.

          • Cormonster

            Izzy and Iambadayjo, along with a young Tillman, wreaked havoc on Special Teams.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            helped Hester be Hester.

          • Cormonster

            Melton sort of fits that description. Started as a RB in college and played his last two years at DE. Then with the Bears he bulked up and moved to DT. He was pretty athletic for a DT.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            Melton is available.

          • Irish Sweetness

            IZZY!!!

          • CanadaBear

            I wish I could remember the exact quote from the original MB about Izzy on KO’s. It was priceless. The gist of it was when Izzy arrived for contact at top speed and 270 lbs it was pretty upsetting to the other team.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It ain’t just about attitude and mindset … its’ about competin’.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7iOCG2pdko

  • MB30SD

    I can’t stop looking at that chick’s huge tits in the ad up there. Man I need to make my millions before I get old and fat

    • CanadaBear

      Kinda doubt you get fat as long as you’re chasing the ladies.

      • MB30SD

        Yeah, but that didn’t sound as good as the above Canada my maings

        • CanadaBear

          Did you see Sagan won the Tour of Flanders today. Solo. Bad mofo.

          http://www.cyclingnews.com/tourofflanders/results/

          • willbest

            Do they disassemble his bike, draw blood, urine, and feces, and ransack his van the second the winner crosses the finish line these days?

          • CanadaBear

            Urine for sure and they will check the bike for that hidden seat tube motor. European cycling has always had the image of a bunch of cheaters doing anything to win. Not unlike North American sports. If the big 4 in the US were subjected to as much drug testing as European cycling, it would be the same thing just different drugs.

          • MB30SD

            He is a badass

    • willbest

      Problem with huge tits is they sag. Gotta pay for the lift later, or trade her in for a younger model.

      • CanadaBear

        Lift is cheaper.

      • MB30SD

        Look at that chick, those are faaaaaar from real. They’re already lifted

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        i’ll take huge slightly saggy boobies on a MILF over small flappy flat ones on a chick that runs too much but can’t outrun 45.

        • CanadaBear

          I’m OK with small but they gotta be perky!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Somebody posted a trib article up above, and all I could see down below was a picture of Kristin and Jay. “Kristin Cavalleri says Jay Cutler is getting a vasectomy.”

      QBs will get married ….SMH.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

    The guy who I almost hear no one talking about is DE Kevin Dodd.

    To me, he seems like a total POX pick.

    Compares to Michael Bennett.

    Has that size, arms, hands, “upside” and attitude Fangio would love.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/kevin-dodd?id=2555338

    • Shady

      This is the pick.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        I read his profile and saw some of him, and left “WTF is NO ONE talking about him?”

        Checked out his measurables – same as Bosa, but with “upside” whereas everyone pretty much agrees Bosa has hit his ceiling. Better measurables than Buckner in some categories.

        I’m guessing it’s quiet on him because of his production and relative inexperience, but I’d rather take a chance on him than some other JAG.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          I can’t be a hypocrite so i’ll apply my theory here. Kevin Dodd is a super raw product that played well against other college guys and had a solid YEAR. With that being said, honestly i’d rather have The Spazzy Octopus Cornwash out there with a chance to play than spend a draft pick on Kevin Dodd.

          I’m really getting turned on to a DB selection as i now am hyped about 3 of them meaning one will be there. If the DL is there that they want at 11 then pull the trigger. Say NO to Staley on OL and let’s solidify this D right fucking now.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            I think someone called a draftee “a blind dog at a meatmarket” and I
            slyly observed “Then Washington is like the Helen Keller of dogs.

            if you argue that CornWash lacks instincts (a trait that may never be taught), then that’s what distinguishes Dodd from a mid-rounder since the profiles I read on him point that Dodd has good instincts (plus all the athleticism of CornWash).

            I also like that Dodd gets after it, and is an aggressive effort guy who doesn’t just rely on his athleticism.

            Those are the type of dudes we need on the Dline.

            He might be the Long of the draft.

            But if Hargreaves and Dodd are both there for us, that would be a tough call. Depends on how conservative POX is, which we really don’t know.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            lol, i’ll never defend Cornwash more than i just did so by all means, bring in anyone that allows us to not play the fucking guys that contributed to the 2 worst D’s in Bears history and the subtly sneaky bad D of last year as well. Burn it all down POX and bring in the new dogs for the hunt.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            I’m gonna watch more tape on him. I didn’t like that Dodd’s broad jump was kinda low. Usually dudes who kill the broad jump are explosive and “twitchy”.
            But I do like that for his size he ran a good 10 yd split (about as fast as Bosa and faster than Buckner).

            To me the 10yd split for Dlinemen reveals a lot (Tommie Harris still had the most insane 10yd split for a DT). That’s how quickly they can shoot through the gap before the Olinemen can even get a paw on them.

            I see Dodd usually mocked in the 20s, but I think he’s gonna shoot up as the draft approaches.

            Though I did see one where he went #9 to the bucs, so I think he’s in our range.

            A lot of the other leftovers just don’t excite me. They seem like Fuller picks.

            This guy at least gives me a slight chub.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Technically we have two starters at Corner, and I know there’s more to height when playing corner, but Hargreaves is 5’10, and if we’re drafting a corner I’d like to see someone come in that can cover a big guy. So in that scenario I’d have Dodd. But then if Zeke is there it’s just a bitch of a decision to pass over a guy you know will be a legend for 6-8.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Fuckin A. Look at the clusterfuck of Denver’s offense last season.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      Dodd had a great game against i think Alabama…or some big name school at end of season. His name was called over and over. Mackensie Alexander also had a great game.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Sounds solid.

  • willbest

    I the real issue with performance enhancing drugs are two fold.
    1) They aren’t legal except as a medical necessity, of which occupational use does not qualify.

    2) Even if they were legal the long term side effects are not well established particularly at higher dosage levels, and if the sport did allow their use they would end up on the hook for whatever long term injury might be attributed to the usage.

    So the result is we exist in a state where it is banned, and the sports engage in just enough testing to CYA, while allowing big gaping holes for the players to drive a pharmaceutical van through if they “choose” to. And of course many if not most of them “choose” to because otherwise they won’t be able to stay on the roster.

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Voodoo. That shit will mess you up, and it is one hundred percent real. Promise me that you’ll never go to Haiti.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

    Keeps swirling

    ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini calls the Bears “one of the
    teams to watch” as the Jets try to trade franchise-tagged DE Muhammad
    Wilkerson.

    Cimini believes the Jets would “make the trade in a minute”
    if Chicago offered the No. 11 overall pick. The Bears’ defensive front
    seven is quietly coming together nicely after the free agent additions
    of ILBs Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan, and in Eddie Goldman GM
    Ryan Pace nailed down the team’s nose tackle of the future. Defensive
    end is arguably the biggest need left on Vic Fangio’s side of the ball. – Roto

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      I still say we switch 1s.
      Or if we give our #11, we get their 2nd.

      At #11, no way we’re getting Mo type player.

      But few things to consider.

      1. Mo was inj
      2. Mo’s gonna want major cash, and dlinemen who get paid…
      3. Do we really want to “buy” a team thru FA?
      4. Why do Jets value Sheldon Richardson much more than Mo? Attitude?
      5. Don’t think Jets will get a 1st for Mo. Not many teams have cap for him, so we might be in the driver’s seat.
      Maybe next year’s 1?

      • willbest

        Worked for Denver. They turned that D around in 2 years through the addition of some high priced FA Ware, Talib, Ward, etc. Hell those high priced FA probably went to Denver because of Manning who was himself a high price FA.

        Attitude is important though. But the cap isn’t relevant, Bears have tons of money.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

          Yes, but for every Denver, there’s like a bunch of failed “dream teams’.

          Also, the D wouldn’t have been as effective without Von Miller on a relatively cheap deal (through the draft).

          Not saying we shouldn’t pull the trigger on Mo, but it does raise an eyebrow.

          • willbest

            I won’t care if Pace takes the gamble, because it won’t cripple us, but given how often the $10+ million guys pan out in FA I won’t get bent up if Pace passes and Mo tears it up in say San Fran or wherever else he is rumored to go.

            I don’t subscribe to the Vegas philosophy of “The less you bet, the more you lose when you win!”

        • Irish Sweetness

          It worked for them in the sense that they got a Lombardi out of it, and then the band broke up. And to be honest, Lombardis are all that really count. A semi-dynasty would be nice, a team like the Eighties Buffalo Bills … but wouldn’t we rather have a trophy from one golden season?

          I don’t think we’ll need to worry about Young, he’ll be gone. His replacement will likely be drafted very soon.

          If we could get Mo for a second rounder it gives us so much leeway in the draft. We could really patch up that secondary for starters.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Offer them a second at most, that allows us to draft Elliott and not feel so pressured in the pass-rushing area. Then we still have 7 picks to improve our team. Both offense and defense got significantly better and now you’re into the gravy rounds.

  • willbest

    Just to make a boring post about cap. In 2017 we have ~$95 million cap allocated with an expected Cap of $165 mil or so. Also, if we went into the season with our current roster plus draft picks we would have ~$10 million in cap to push forward. So 2017 would have about $80 million in cap.

    Cut Royal and Rolle – $8 mil more. So $88 million

    2017 FAs likely to cost more than league vet min:

    Jeffery ~$15 mil

    Long ~$12 mil (if not using the 5th year option which would be around $8 mil)

    Young ~ $4-5 mil based on my imperfect analysis of similarly situated players

    Wilson ~$4-8 mil (A lot of his value will depend on this season judging by the contracts players like Sanu got)

    So tons of money for the Bears to work with owing to the fact that while they drafted poorly Emery at least didn’t go leverage us for a decade in FA

    • Irish Sweetness

      If we pay AJ and Wilson anything approaching 23 million dollars, somebody is eating a bag of hot dicks.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

    Let’s play, name that draftee.

    “Leaner-than-ideal features for the position with a narrow torso and maxed out build. Physical mindset with pop in his hands, but lacks ideal play strength to consistently unglue himself from blocks. Stonewalled and engulfed by offensive linemen and needs to improve his take-on technique to stay clean and gain body position. Overaggressive and will over-run angles. Needs to better come to balance and break
    down on the move. Needs to mix up his moves and show a better plan as a blitzer”

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/2060774/darron-lee

    • willbest

      going to guess Shea.

      edit: Ah you meant from this draft class.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        Sounds like Shea, doesn’t it? But no, it’s not him.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          You’re dead to MBHP.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Spoiler alert!

          • MB30SD

            4…….3.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      Leonard fucking Floyd.

      • Irish Sweetness

        You know it.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      At the wrong god damn position.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    Having the 11th pick is kind of like a curse. You miss out on consensus no brainer picks and then you get told that you can’t take another player at 11 because it wouldn’t be a good value. There are like 20 guys that i’d love to have as a Bear and alot of them come after 11.
    Remember last year when “they” said that Bud Dupree wasn’t a good top round value at OLB….then the Steelers were like “thank you very much you fucking chumps”. Or when the Patriots were picking some monster D tackle with the 32nd pick and he is better than pretty much anyone we’ve put on the field at D line in 3 or 4 years?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-biggs-mock-draft-bears-nfl-spt-0403-20160402-story.html

    Hell, i’d take Eli Apple, William Jackson 3, Shaq Lawson, Noah SPence, crazy Nkemdiche, Jarron Lee, Jarran Reed, Mackensie Alexander, Ogbah, etc. All guys scheduled to go between 11 and 32 and all seemingly strong picks on D.

    Pace, do a good job.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      Aaron Donald went #13, right before us.

      Yeah, I think there’s only 8 consensus “blue chip” players. Dudes you just turn in your card and call it a day.

      Tunsil, Ramsey,

      ————-

      Bosa, Jack, Elliot

      ——–

      Buckner, Hargreaves, Treadwill

      ——

      Wentz and Goff will likely get drafted in top 10 but aren’t seen as better than those guys, and Elliot might not get drafted top 10 cuz he’s a RB, so chances are, one of these guys will be available for us at #11.

      Then comes all the other guys who are essentially the same till like pick #39 or something.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        when Aaron Donald got drafted my brother in law turned to me and just smiled and said, “sorry”. He is from St. Louis.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

          We continually get ass fucked in the draft, by both chance and incompetent GMs.
          CONTINUALLY ASS FUCKED.

          • MB30SD

            No more!!!

          • Big Mike

            How many teams wish they had taken Langsford, or Amos or Eddie Goldman… a bunch of them.

        • MB30SD

          No offense yonny, but fuck your bil

    • Irish Sweetness

      Surprised to see Biggs’ – of all reporters – mocking us another DT. We need a pass-rusher, and a 6’4 312lb man listed as a DT doesn’t scream pass-rusher.

      Looking at his mock, if BPA means anything to anybody, then we’re drafting Elliott. A 225lb banger, the consensus best back in the draft, and there are zero question marks about the pick. Ze-ro.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        Irish, the only Running Back i want to see drafted by the Bears is Myles Jack. We have been a joke in the league because of the D mang, not because of the running game. The run game will be better because of the O line and because we have 2 solid running backs already.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I know. I know. It’s hard to pass up a guy who makes that roster a proper running back roster though. We don’t have a banger. Langford is good, but he’s more a complementary back. Zeke is a banger and a cow-bell back at 225.

          How about this – draft Elliott, sign Mo Wilkerson. Fill in the gaps with the other 7 picks.

        • MB30SD

          So much this

    • Big Mike

      Exactly. We have no idea if any of the guys that we are coveting because they show up on a list in the top10, are better football players than the guys between 20 and 30. Two reasons. The NFL scouting professionals may have a different ranking. (go figure.. they only follow these players around all year, practice, interview teammates, pro-days, game film, interviews with position coaches, PLUS they know what the team they are scouting for is looking for). Second reason, even they get it wrong.

      Kyle long was scored as being a 2-3rd round draft choice, who would eventually become a starter.. a note Mike Mayock, was closest to correct “”He’s one of my favorite players in the draft. He’s immediately a starting guard that down the road is a starting tackle.” — Mike Mayock

  • Irish Sweetness

    http://www.ganggreennation.com/2016/4/3/11354896/muhammad-wilkerson-trade-rumors-bears-have-checked-in-more-than-once

    Given our recent trade history and good relationship with the Jets, looks like Pace might get this done, for what might be the greatest off-season since 1983.

    A second rounder, or swap first rounders. The Jets pick 20th. We pick up Mo, and still have a crack at a top CB or Derrick Henry.

    • beninnorcal

      Sure would be quite a turnaround for this D. I’m actually more curious to see what they accomplish with all these picks. Last years draft seems like one of our best in quite some time, and that was without our first pick even playing.

    • Big Mike

      Swapping first round picks AND getting Wilkerson would be to much to hope for. Dare we think of a top 10 defense?

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        I think swapping picks and a 3rd or something would be fair.
        Yes, we’re getting Mo, which is great, but the Jets would be jumping a lot in the draft, get an extra pick AND more importantly saving a ton of cap for Fitz and Richardson next season.

        Like I said. I don’t think many teams can offer them what we can cuz they simply don’t have the cap space or are in a totally different situation.

        We seem like the most logical partner, and given how the Bmarsh trade turned out (so far), they should jump on it. After the draft, it might be too late.

        • Big Mike

          I’d be ok with that. If it were a 4th that would be ideal. But the reason Pace accumulated these picks was exactly for this reason. Picking 20 in the first round would be fine considering we picked up an All Pro tackle. Even giving up the 3rd. Basically looks like Wilkerson is our 3rd round draft pick and Gould didn’t miss those two field goals. Think about it..

          At 20 you have Conklin – OT, William Jackson CB, and Leonard Floyd – OLB as some of the guys mocked going 20 or later.

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Pace has to have a contingent deal inked with Wilkerson’s agent prior to a trade.

      What is the guy worth in a 3 year deal?

      P.S. I called a trade down, just not with the Jets for Wilk rights

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    I got a message from an old friend yesterday. He attended LSU so naturally it got me thinking of Ego Ferguson. Wouldn’t it be sweet if he stepped up this year and became the 3-4 DE we need to shore up the line a bit more? That would be fucking awesome. I hope he’s been working his ass off this offseason. Someone is going to be targeting his job.

    • SC Dave

      Anytime after guy on the roster steps up to become a solid cog, it’s a good thing.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Name that prospect: Lacks ideal size at linebacker. Does not possess ideal length and can get caught up in the wash. Not an explosive hitter.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      everyone that played LB for the Bears in recent memory except Urlacher, Briggs and Pisa.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        For not being an explosive hitter, Von MIller has been f-cking people up for awhile now.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          haha, scouts seem to be right about as much as people with eyeballs are.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            This was Myles Jack. Miller was the next one.
            The last one is such a miss that it’s staggering.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Here’s a fun one: Does not have a thick lower half and at times will struggle to disengage from bigger offensive tackles in the running game. Takes poor angles at times in run support. Lacks the experience in man coverage and will not be able to cover more athletic tight ends.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Even better:
    Has a well-built, strong and athletic frame with good overall muscle definition, long arms, large hands, high-cut with wide shoulders and thick thighs … Has outstanding arm strength and size for his position … Shows good overall foot quickness and agility to step out of the pocket and buy time for his receivers … Has the lower body power to break tackles … Demonstrates above average body control and balance driving back from center and shows good accuracy firing the ball up the seams … Has a fluid throwing motion, much like the Colts’ Peyton Manning … Made good strides in recognizing protections and is capable of calling audibles … Not the type who needs the glory and attention most quarterbacks relish … Determined field leader with ice water running through his veins … Will play through pain and does a great job of standing tall in the pocket … Has good balance in his drop-back and generally moves in control, showing a nice rhythm while planting his feet through his delivery … When he sits back and scans the field, he can pick apart the zones … Makes right decisions on long throws, thanks to his raw power, but needs to vary the speed on his short throws, as his targets sometimes have a hard time fielding the ball cleanly (puts too much zip on the throws) … His arm strength and fluid mechanics let him get the ball out quickly, once he sets his feet … Shows no wasted motion and is consistently in good position to deliver the ball on time … Has the strongest arm in football, at any level … Can throw the ball the length of the field and put on an impressive show during Sugar Bowl practices, when he sat down on the ground and effortlessly flicked the ball out more than 40 yards … Generates great velocity and ball speed firing up the seams and is an excellent prospect for a vertical passing game.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      cutty

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      This scouting report of Jamarcus Russell goes to show…don’t underestimate the purple drank.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Above-average range, speed and athleticism. Unlocks his hips to instantly accelerate and close. Makes himself skinny and shoots through gaps on the line of scrimmage. Needs to do it more consistently, but flashes violence in his hands to punch, lock out and keep himself free from blocks.
    Explosive tackler and doesn’t need a runway, striking low and leading with his shoulder. Performs with an instant reactor and diagnoses play speed well. Quick-minded, recognizing tendencies and play-calling trends.

    Smooth hips to turn and run in coverage. Agile pass rusher to blitz, stunt and loop. Adequate bulk and has worked hard to fill out his frame (was a 195-pound high school senior). Self-assured presence on and off the field with a competitive swagger that seems to shine when the lights are the brightest.

    Versatile experience as a blitzer, run defender and cover man – often lined up across from the slot receiver in coverage. Durable and started every game the past two seasons with consistent production. Will contribute right away on special teams.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Who needs conspiracy theories when you have this?
    http://panamapapers.sueddeutsche.de/articles/56febff0a1bb8d3c3495adf4/

    • MB30SD

      Saw this last night… should be an interesting week

      • SC Dave

        Or several years… that much data will take a very long time to go thru

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Jackie Chan is going DOWN.

      Seriously, is there anything weirder than that freak? He makes movies saving sweatshop Chinese little guys from mafiosos and corrupt government cops – and meanwhile the guy is settnig up shell companies in Panama, routing his millions into companies that provide….. sweatshops.

      He really needs to be disemboweled on tv, like William Wallace.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        So, apparently, is the government of Iceland.

        • MB30SD

          Yeah! Disembow those motherfuckers too!!!

      • MB30SD

        I thought he was funny in both rush hour 1 and the spy movie with the brother with the weird nose… what was the name of that one?

      • Irish Sweetness

        Never liked Jackie. There was Bruce … then there were stunt-men like Jackie Chan, and colossal dickheads like Steven Seagal.
        I hate guys for whom fame and fortune just isn’t enough. Fuck Jackie Chan. Right in the face.

        • MB30SD

          Daaaaamn, Lotta Jackie hate this morning

          • Irish Sweetness

            Right in the face.

            (turns to picture of Master Lee and bows)

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            It’s one thing to be a corrupt motherfucker and OWN it. It’s another to hold yourself up as a hero to children and the poor while exploiting them in the 3rd world as a evil dark money capitalist.

            That shit needs some Gitmo holiday.

          • MB30SD

            Can gitmo house all of iceland too?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Now that would be an interesting reality show.

          • MB30SD

            Icelandic chicks are hot

      • MB30SD

        Wait, down to… China town?

        Hee hee

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Any interest or comments on Donte Whitner?

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      He has another season in him. Sign him. He’s an immediate upgrade from Rolle’d Ankle.

      • MB30SD

        And he legally changed his name to something that our linebackers from last year didn’t even know how to do. Sign him.

        • CanadaBear

          Timu and Anderson would at least stand people up, unlike CD and CJ.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        Would he be an upgrade?
        He can hit but can’t cover.

        I think it’s close to a wash. If he’s there after the draft, and we haven’t found a nice gem at S, then maybe bring him in.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse
          • Scharfinator

            I’m not saying you’re wrong, I don’t know much about Whitner – BUT, 2-3 years is a long time in the NFL.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            His numbers in Cleveland the last two years are markedly better than what he did in San Francisco. I would take a flyer on him now to compete for a starting spot.

          • Scharfinator

            Oh realllly? And he’s played for Fangio before. Nice.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            He did play for Fangio. Browns fans weren’t exactly crying over his departure though.

            BROWN’S fans.

            I still say, draft a S.

            We need a good mix of FAs and draft in that starting lineup

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            You will never hear me advocate for NOT drafting a safety in the first two days of this draft.
            Browns fans are idiots, hence they are Browns fans.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Yeah, but if we go S at #11 or even in the 2nd (not out of the realm of possibility), then we waste cap on both Rolle and Hitner.

            Just depends on what POX has planned.

          • willbest

            Here is what I have to say about drafting safeties low teens. Is Earl Thomas or Troy Polamalu in this draft?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            A run-stopping, blitzing terror with speed and the ability to cover slot receivers, who shows up under the spotlights and has experience directing the defense?
            I can think of at least one guy that fits that profile.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Exactly, Will!
            What if the Bears draft Myles Jack to be a hybrid safety!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            They should but they won’t get the chance.

          • Irish Sweetness

            If we go S at #11 we’ve just wasted our first pick. We do not have a starting caliber DE. Those boys will be fine with another year under their belt (they’re only 22!) and a pass rush in front of them.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          He’s also 3 years younger than Rolle and not coming off a season ending knee sprain, so he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.

    • Irish Sweetness
      • MB30SD

        And they’ll still suck. They are the diametric opposite of New England

        • SC Dave

          I arbitrarily award 174 blog points for ‘diametrically ‘

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Shouldn’t it be +180?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Anyone see the 11.22.63 finale? Almost brought a tear to these jaded eyes.

    Bravo Stephen King. Bravo, Sir.

    • Doc Nitty

      Finale? It’s a movie? I read the book. Great book. Didn’t know it was a movie now.

      • Irish Sweetness

        8 part series. James Franco, Chris Cooper and a dreamboat of a blonde.

        • Doc Nitty

          No way! Netflix?

  • CanadaBear

    Reading the tea leaves in this article makes me believe the Beloved will draft a QB in the 2nd-4th rd.

    http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/Bears%20meeting%20schedules%20point%20to%20preparing%20for%20QB%20draft%20grab

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    In other news, absurd sentencing laws still in effect throughout the US.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/04/man-accused-stealing-candy-could-get-20-years-to-life.html?intcmp=trending

    • CanadaBear

      Gotta keep those prisons profitable.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        It’s straight out of a Victor Hugo novel. Sad and stupid.

        • CanadaBear

          I’ve seen stories about different areas of the country are basically putting people in jail for owing money for fines that keep escalating. Basically debtors prisons. This is beyond fucked up. One of the guys was terminal and they put him away for not paying an escalating fine.

      • SC Dave

        Yup…big money to be made running prisons. And jobs too!

    • willbest

      What is the solution to a man with 5 priors?

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        All of which were for shoplifting offenses? I’m going with the non-20 to life answer, Alex.

        • willbest

          Non-responsive. You made that position clear in your original post. I didn’t ask you about that.

          He is now found guilty of his 6th shop lifting charge. He is 34 years old (older than when people typically grow out of committing crimes), all 6 happened when he was over the age of 18. You don’t know how many times he has gotten away with it. You are judge with absolute power. What is your decree?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Mandated treatment program, maximum fine, and 2 years.
            Not sure how you saw that as unresponsive, but you want specifics, there you go. Those are pulled from Louisiana criminal code, other than the mandated treatment.

          • willbest

            Fair enough I suppose assuming he didn’t use a weapon. Though I find fines to be somewhat problematic since a habitual criminal isn’t one to have the money to pay for it. Then again I suppose it serves to pay for his mandated treatment.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        Not life, that’s for sure.
        Don’t know if he’s spent some time in prison, but if u want to give him prison time for candy, give him like a few years.

        If that doesn’t work, give him a few more next time

        I mean, what’s gonna cost society more? Locking him up, paying for all his meals, medical, etc

        Or letting him steal m&ms?

        • willbest

          Sadly the article doesn’t give you any real information despite the fact that the journalist should have been able to do a public records search and find the orders on his previous convictions.

          But keep in mind that him going through the judicial system consumes hours of resources, from dozens of people as well. Plus every act of theft runs the risk of escalation to physical violence as well. And the stealing of m&ms is called shrink and acts as a 1-3% tax on everything you buy in the US already. So its not as simple as saying we save $5k per month per person we don’t have in prison.

          Ironically, prisons seem like a natural thing to outsource to the 3rd world. You get a guy for life without possibility of parole. Why spend 60k a year in the US when Honduras could do it for $4k a year.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            There’s also the chance dude is a clypto and/or druggie. Most likely he is.

            What rational person would risk going to prison for life over candy?

            Unfortunately, curing either would cost too, but I think asspounding prison for 20+ is a bit much.

          • willbest

            People aren’t rational. IL used to have sort of half way houses for non-violent mentally ill. Many of the people we are locking up belong there, but now we service the ones in cook county prison. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

            I am not an advocate as such, but I wouldn’t mind my tax dollars going to fund those places again as a better alternative.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I would trust the security at a supermax prison in Honduras about thismuch.

          • willbest

            South American prisons are notorious human right violation hellholes. What I suspect would happen is that Honduras would just kill off the lifers and say they died peacefully in their sleep some time after their 93rd birthday.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse
          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            First debtor’s prison, then penal colonies.

          • willbest

            We have brought back debtors prison for child support payments, and it is looking like it will be enforced for student loan payments soon enough.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Send them all to Australia! And send Trumps wall over too.

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    David Cameron’s dad was rolling in bearer shares. Fuck that. Hang Cameron!

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Steph Curry is not human
    https://vine.co/v/ijVZZZIhVxP

    • willbest

      I think they are going to do it. Sad.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Yeah, but that Bulls team would demolish this Warriors team.
        Tremendous rebounding, individual and team defenders, and well-oiled machine on offense.

        • Doc Nitty

          I’d give the edge to Pippen Jordan, but wouldn’t that be a fun game to watch?

    • Doc Nitty

      That’s so cool!

  • CanadaBear

    Just read that Shady won’t be charged in that bar fight. You knew those off duty cops were super fucked up and started the whole thing. If they didn’t press charges right away you knew something was fucked. Not a big fan of cops getting beat up but if they’re drunk and acting like assholes, they get what they deserve.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      This seems to happen a lot. Cops and robbers.

      Adam Corolla used to do “Love line” in L.A. b4 he became whatever he is now.

      Him and Dr.Drew were pretty funny.

      Anytime someone would call and say they’re a cop, or in the police academy, Corolla would ask,”So, who in your family is in prison?”

      And 9/10 sure enough, they had family member in prison, or gang.

      His theory was that ppl only became cops because they were surrounded by the criminal element, which kinda rubbed off on their ethics (the blue line is essentially snitches get stitches).

      As Adam would ask, “Who the fuck wants wakes up one day and wants to deal with scum for a living? Only ppl who grew up with it”

      • CanadaBear

        I was the money man for a Blues Fest for a couple of years in the ’80’s. I literally had at least one cop with me at all times. Had a blast with those guys. Funny as hell (probably the only way to deal with the job is humor and alcohol). The sgt that stayed with me in the trailer was way fun. A couple years later I’m walking in the front end of a Target store when someone puts a choke hold on me from behind and lifts me up on my tiptoes. I’m flailing around like a spastic drunk when I’m released. I turn around and it’s the sgt. We had some good laughs over that. I told him he’s lucky he let me go because I was just getting ready to kick his ass. That might be the biggest lie I’ve ever told (of course, he laughed knowing full well I was a few seconds from passing out).

      • willbest

        Ex-military these days.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

          Yeah, and that might be worse.
          The military teaches ppl to be killers. That’s all fine and dandy when they’re out there eliminating terrorists.
          But do we really want them patrolling our own citizens?

          I guess there’s pros and cons.

          • CanadaBear

            Most police forces in US cities over 100,000 have become para-military outfits. Scary stuff.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            And I get the eerie sense that they wouldn’t really have any issue brushing aside the constitution if god forbid marshall law was ever declared.

            oh oh, I’m becoming Irish. What are those black helicopters doing overhead…

          • CanadaBear

            I’m quite certain those military types would like nothing better.

          • willbest

            In my case its Obama. Apparently my house is directly under the approved presidential flight path. So its the scout helicopter followed 2 minutes later by marine one and 2 decoy helicopters. Its noisy as fuck, but he is only in town 8-9 times a year.

          • MB30SD

            Dude, my office is about 5 miles away from top fucking gun in mirimar. Trust me, you’re ok.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I used to be a couple of miles from Fort Eustis, Langley AFB, and the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown.
            I eventually got used to hearing the SAWs at 800, but holy crap, the amount of air traffic (F-22 squadron, plus the naval copters)…I could live with the occasional overflight by the Pres.

          • MB30SD

            Exactly… we constantly get ospreys and the huge cargo copter which are loud as fuck, but erra once in a while we get a squadron of fighter jets and the only thing that you can do is stop and wait. They are sooooo fucking loud

      • MB30SD

        Same can, and should, be said for psychologists.

        Fucking nutbags

        • RenoBear

          Thissss. I dated a psychologist before I met my wife, Ph.D. At 27 years old, practicing for two years. I’ve come to the conclusion that 90% of women psychologists have daddy issues. While this is a great thing in bed (she was filthy), she was a freakin kook in so many other ways. She was a runner (I’m an avid workout guy, always been leery of runners) but hey nothing like waking up to her crawling on board after a ten mile run all sweaty and ready… But I had to leave in the morning for an hour so she could poop?? She probably shit rabbit turds for all I knew, she was 5′ and 100lbs. After 3-4 months of this, we promptly split up with her saying I drank too much (?? I was always the one driving her blacked out on wine drunk ass home). Weird projections there. Ran into her about a year later at the grocery store after work one day… there she was standing in line w 2 bottles of wine and a tub of ice cream, gotta say I really enjoyed giving her some crap for her dinner choice. Then went home w her (I told you she was filthy)… Then never saw her again… Good times

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            what’s her number? lol

            Ugh, I know the girl. I HATE girls who try to pscyhoanalyze.
            Dunno what they get out of it.

            Also dated a girl who was a psych major, but ultimately became a nurse.

            Issues.

          • MB30SD

            Biiingo!!

            They iz craaaazy. Mine wasn’t filthy at all, was part of what made my decision to bail easier. Nothing worse than a crazy prude…. you get nothing for all the punishment

          • Scharfinator

            Those ones make the decision so easy though!

          • MB30SD

            The decision is always easy my brother

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Mossack Fonseca’s 2.6Tb data dump is a treasure trove of dirty dealing, revealing billions in offshore accounts. It goes back to 1970!

    The President of Mexico now. Established 3 blind trusts for his family for a paltry $100M. Sets them up in New Zealand in case the narcos gun him down. I guess they go live in the Shire save from the black riders.

    This is like somebody backing up a truck of pixie sticks to your house and telling you to go sugar crazy.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Hardly a surprise.

    • willbest

      None of these people will go to jail. I am to the point where if somebody killed a politician of note (ie. not the mayor of Skokie but say Mike Madigan) I would hang the jury just to send the bloody message that reforms can either come voluntarily and peacefully or not so much.

      • MB30SD

        Agree with the first sentence at least will

    • MB30SD

      He’s going to turn up dead in…

      …3…2…

  • willbest

    So IL Dept of Revenue owes me ~$1000 that it isn’t paying out because the state is hosed. And I owe them ~$600 on my income taxes this year. I have been trying to have them apply the money they owe me to what I owe them. And after talking to a couple people, and their bosses the way it works is I pay them $600, and they will pay me $1000 whenever they get around to funding the account they owe me from. Oh and because $600 is more than $500, I owe them $17 in interest and penalties.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Sounds like government account methods to me.

      • willbest

        It is. Its both me personally and IDOR, but they are treating left hand and right hand transactions as if they are two separate people. Which is of course only a fiction the government is allowed to maintain. Although maybe they aren’t, but you would have to be nuttier than a fruit cake to sue any government tax department.

        I am more annoyed with the $17 than anything else. I should have done my math better in December but at the same time they aren’t going to give me penalties and interest. That would be a constitutional amendment I would like added. Government must pay the same penalties and interest they charge.

        • MB30SD

          It always comes down to the unfortunate truth that our gov, just like any other, can and does make and break whateverthefuck rules they want with total impunity… sadly, it’s either live with what we gots here… or somewhere like Mozambique where they can just abduct and kill you for any reason any time on top of all the other shit.

          …having typed that out and having read it back to myself, I realized that we’re actually not all that different at all. Haha

          • Doc Nitty

            Ed Zachary.

          • MB30SD

            No more bang bang?

          • Doc Nitty

            One of these days

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      So, they’re hoping to pay u back with your own interest? lol

    • Big Mike

      Illinois is fucked up. Sorry for the foul language. But a bigger bunch of dirt bag politicians never existed. The downstate rednecks, competing with the political “mob” of northern illinois to see who can extract the most out of the system for the political class.

      • Bender McLugh

        Those Sycamore bastards!

    • SC Dave

      Typical of governments worldwide

    • Scharfinator

      Drop a class action on their ass?

  • AlbertInTucson

    So, the Broncos are balking at picking up Kaepernick at$12m per?

    Denver wants the 49ers to pick up $4m or so of the contract or they want Kaepernick to take a pay cut.

    Wasn’t that Kaepernick deal, when signed, supposed to me soooo utterly, team-friendly?

    • willbest

      Elway seems to have difficulty coming to terms with the fact that the floor is $18 million for a non-rookie contract starting caliber QB. That and the Broncos are in cap hell. SB win cost them $4 million in escalators to Peyton and as such they lost about $2 million off this year’s cap. They currently only have about 1.5-2 million in cap space and of course they will need 3 mil to sign their draft class in addition to finding some buffer room to take into the season.

      Looking through their current roster I don’t even know where they find $16 million other than to cut Von Miller entirely. They most certainly could pay him base salary of $1 million with a $20 million signing bonus giving him a $5 million cap this year, but that only frees up $9 million.

      I suspect he is going to be forced to role with Sanchez this year, and hope he finds his guy at 32 in the draft.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

        Broncos were rumored to cut Clady to make cap room.

        Kaps contract is supposed to be friendly, but AFTER this year when he can be cut with some cap hit (I think Dalton had more or less the same deal since both teams weren’t sure either QB were long term solutions).

        But this year, the 9ers are screwed. I think Kaps contract kicked in April 1st, and if he decides to go to camp and gets hurt, he gets the whole year (I think).

        the Donks and 9ers are just trying to figure out how much each team will pay Kap.

        Meanwhile, Kap doesn’t want to take a pay cut to spite the 9ers. This might change if he shows up to the lockeroom and they all treat him like shit.

        Maybe then he’ll rethink taking less to get the hell out.

        The odd part of all this is that Chip Kelly finally gets a QB who fits his mold, and that QB wants nothing to do with him or the owners.

        • willbest

          Looks like they can get almost $9 million if they cut Clady. that plus a Von Miller deal that pushes the cap hit into the future will be enough to get Kap and sign their draft class. But that seems like a really bad idea to me. Elway leveraged to win the SB and it worked. Donks gotta pay that price at some point. He is shedding draft picks and pushing cap into the future at a time when he needs to be doing the opposite.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            His ego is telling him that he can fix Kap and win without Manning, Fox, or anybody else that built that team up.

  • Doc Nitty

    How do I spell relief?

    B.A.S.E.B.A.L.L.

    Mariners open today. Hells to the yeah!

    • MB30SD

      Uhhhhgggggg…

      There’s no baseball in football doc

      • Ribeyes for Operators

        Baseball. Ptttth

      • DaMurph

        Closet Padre fan

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

          Is that a Jew joke? Racist! (yes, it’s not a race..)

        • MB30SD

          Nope, just don’t like baseball unless I’m there day drinking and fucking about

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        thats right no talking baseball on here. Politics, conspiracy theories, relationships, race, crime, daily news, cars, Boobs, music, TV, movies, and occasionally hockey and basketball, are all fine to bring up but not baseball.

        • MB30SD

          Oh, you can talk about whatever the fuuuck you want, just be prepared to be made fun of… like erraone else

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Darron Lee

          • MB30SD

            Sigh

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Christian Jones – does he make the final roster, yes or no?

    • MB30SD

      Yes?

      • Ribeyes for Operators

        I’m yes-ish, only because he may learn from Trevathon. Both are late rounders, Danny T put in the work and brought the fire – I can’t comment on Jones work ethic because I don’t know but he lacked instinct and fire.

        • MB30SD

          I just saw what he did on the outside in college and he was the man… maybe try him back in his natural position now that we have actual real inside linebackers. If he’s definitely sucking… cut his ass

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            I also agree he was a OLB at FSU and if there’s anything to be had from him, it’s backing up McPhee on the ROLB side and bringing the rush on pass plays.

          • MB30SD

            I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLhCeWNpuCA

            There’s something there, has to be

        • Big Mike

          Every guy on the defense was overwhelmed. It’s a domino theory. Christian Jones would be a player you could win with, not a player that you win because of. But the Bears had a defense full of players like that and worse. If Trevathan or Freeman went down, Jones would come in and I guarantee he’d look like a completely different player. Better D-line, better slot corner, Better Safeties (I’m hopeful). But most importantly he won’t be playing next to chicken dinner.

    • SC Dave

      No

      • MB30SD

        Yet you’ll die on the cross for Shae fucking mcclelin for 4 years?

        I am MB30’S flabbergasted frustration and disbelief dave

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          CD has to be good otherwise Belicheat would not have signed him. Surely Belicheat wouldn’t sign someone just to gets some laughs watching them in training camp. oh wait yes he would he did it with Tebow a couple years back.

          • MB30SD

            he’s evil and a genius… so there’s that.

        • SC Dave

          You think Jones is a keeper? I don’t.

          Shea is no longer relevant.

          • MB30SD

            I do dave. Honestly I think he’s a dumbass and is having problems with the complex pro scheming.

            I think in college they told him to fucking decapitate the guy with the ball and let him off the chain.

            If vangio can figure out a way to take advantage of that and his athleticism, he can be a beast.

            It may never be possible, but I think that’s the key to CJones

          • Big Mike

            Every guy on the defense was overwhelmed. It’s a domino theory.
            Christian Jones would be a player you could win with, not a player that
            you win because of. But the Bears had a defense full of players like
            that and worse. If Trevathan or Freeman went down, Jones would come in
            and I guarantee he’d look like a completely different player. Better
            D-line, better slot corner, Better Safeties (I’m hopeful). But most
            importantly he won’t be playing next to chicken dinner.

    • willbest

      I think his odds went way up with Shea being signed by the Pats.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

      Jes.
      He is still a heat seeking missle. Just always a lil lost and horrible in coverage, which he won’t have to worry about.

      Who knows? Maybe he figures it out and becomes more aware like Mulletman

    • Big Mike

      Yes. Good depth. He’ll focus on specials and make a very big impact there.

    • That Guy

      After Trevathan and Freeman, who are our inside linebackers? Jonathan Anderson and John Timu? Do they both even play inside linebacker? Jones is the only guy with significant playing time in the middle. If either of the starters goes down, we need to make sure we’ve got someone else to plug in.

  • MB30SD

    GP, saw this drive by me yesterday in Del Mar: http://www.cnbc.com/2013/09/17/gold-plated-lamborgini-yours-for-73-million.html

    I wanted to take out my gold AK and give it to the blighter, but I was worried the bullets would create a spark and ignite what I would imagine to be a lethal level of Drakkar gasses contained in the cockpit

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Mossack Fonseca gives them out to their best customers.

  • willbest

    Bears top 5 needs pass rush, DE, QB, OL, and CB…

    No safety, TE or even RB in front of QB? That is either some ridiculously strong Cutler hate right there or an acknowledgement that QB is a vital position that all teams need to take seriously. (checks MN and DET for their top 5 needs) Nope, just a lot of Cutler hate.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000650098/article/2016-nfl-draft-top-five-needs-for-all-32-teams

    • SC Dave

      It’s called questionable QB backups, which is clearly true of the Bears.

      • That Guy

        Outside of New England, how many teams in the league don’t need to get better at backup quarterback?

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          Why outside New England? Garoppolo has not really shown anything.
          But to answer your question probably only 1 team The Bengals. McCarron looked pretty good in the couple games he played. Possibly Titans Mettenberger looked promising at times on a really bad team.

  • Doc Nitty

    Oooh! One Shining Moment time! Yippee!!!

    • Cormonster

      Best line of the night has to go to Bill Rafferty when he said, “he splooged it in”. I’m guessing he meant it was a money shot by the North Carolina player.

      • Big Mike

        Nice!

  • Irish Sweetness

    Pats finger Pot-Roast for 4.5M. One year.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
    • DaMurph

      And it all goes on and on!

    • SC Dave

      Another outlet for umbragists everywhere!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Hmmm. Cannot a white person wish to separate themselves from Babylon?

      I’m so glad my adolescence wasn’t spent under blanket camera phone coverage. Damn.

      • CanadaBear

        Recovering alcoholics all over the world say the same thing! Me included. I’ve seen a few pics when I was under full sail and it wasn’t pretty.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Then again, perhaps being presented with video footage of one your blackouts would result in a far earlier rejection of alcohol. I rue the day I took up the nectar.

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t think video footage of me being drunk would have been enough to get me to quit. It took a couple trips to the crossbar motel to finally seal the deal.

    • willbest

      I enjoy the concept of cultural appropriation. It had no basis in reality, and Its mostly about privileged minorities and whites telling other whites what not to do.

      You know what a lack of cultural appropriation looks like? The pygmies in Congo or the tribes of Papa New Guinea. Everybody else borrowed something from somebody else adapted it, and it was borrowed right back and adapted again.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        The whole thing is just bizarre to me. The evolution of cultures is not just going to stop because somebody makes claim to a particular behavior. As the article points out, people across the globe have had rolled, dirty hair since we had hair.
        I don’t comprehend it at all.
        The absorption and evolution of memes is why we are who we are – it’s a fundamental trait of sentience.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

          I think in the U.S. dreadlocks def signifies a specific lifestyle, which is rastafarian (unless ur a bum).

          Maybe in Australia or Romania it’s different, but in the U.S. it’s pretty specific.

          But I thought that rastafarians were about being high, happy, and inclusive, not the opposite.

          who knows?

          I really don’t think there is a “white” equivalent? Maybe wearing a fanny pack?

          What if a muslim dressed like a cowboy in Texas?

          Well, they’d probably just think he’s mexican. talk about “appropriation”. White ppl stole cowboys from the Mexicans, along with the southwest and cali.

          U.S.A! U.S.A!

          • willbest

            You have a rather twisted definition of stealing if you think the Southwest was stolen from Mexico. Mexico couldn’t control the land because the Indians disagreed with Mexico’s claim that it belonged to Mexico. Mexico invited the Anglos in to deal with the Indians and having done so the Anglos didn’t exactly see why they should be Mexicans either. Polk even offered to buy it from Mexico but they decided fighting a war with the US was a better way to settle the issue.

            Mexico had no more claim on that land than any plant right now could have a claim on the Moon. Nobody can control it so nobody can own it.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            Please. Mexico did own it. They outlawed slavery. So American settlers began bringing their slaves over to Texas and the west, and Mexico began trying to enforce the law.

            The U.S. government then began to claim that Mexico was harassing its citizens. It was used as a pretext to complete manifest destiny.

            Don’t believe me?

            How about Lincoln? He considered the Mexican War a blatant war of aggression.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            There’s some measure of truth in both perspectives, I’m sure. The annexation of Texas did become a proxy political battlefield over slavery as a whole. But Mexico and their disastrous policy of populating a buffer state with non-Mexicans, and then deciding they didn’t like that whole idea after it was actually successful…well, unintended consequences and all that.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            Sam Houston was a bad ass. Crockett told them to go fuck themselves.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            But did he have dreadlocks?

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            I’m sure he did, and probably the ones he tore off a bear with his bare hands.

            Funny side story.

            Ozzie Osborn was BANNED form Texas for 10 years for being drunk and pissing on the Alamo.

            Ozzie says a mexican went up to him and said, “Don’t see what the big deal is. Mexicans have been pissing on the Alamo for years”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJEwrw4VEls

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            If Dave Crockett had dread he would have scored so much Indian pussy it would have made the history book in its own chapter.

          • CanadaBear

            In Gore Vidal’s book “Burr”, Davy Crockett is constantly referring to Mexicans as “Mexican cornholers”. Not sure why, but it made me giggle every time I read it. Of course, I was in my late teens or early twenties at that time.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Cornholio? I need TP for my bunghole!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            20 years later and still funny

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            wow. re-reading some of Lincoln’s opposition to the Mex War is prophetic and haunting.
            Here’s some excerpts from that pussy hippie traitor who didn’t support our troops.

            Dear William: Washington, Feb. 15. 1848

            Your letter of the 29th. Jany. was received last night. Being exclusively a constitutional argument, I wish to submit some reflections upon it in the same spirit of kindness that I know actuates you. Let me first state what I understand to be your position. It is, that if it shall become necessary, to repel invasion, the President may, without violation of the Constitution, cross the line, and invade the teritory of another country; and that whether such necessity exists in any given case, the President is to be the sole judge.

            Before going further, consider well whether this is, or is not your position. If it is, it is a position that neither the President himself,nor any friend of his, so far as I know, has ever taken. Their only positions are first, that the soil was ours where hostilities commenced, and second, that whether it was rightfully ours or not, Congress had annexed it,and the President, for that reason was bound to defend it, both of which are as clearly proved to be false in fact, as you can prove that your house is not mine. That soil was not ours; and Congress did not annex or attempt to annex it. But to return to your position: Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Study to see if you can fix any limit to his power in this respect, after you have given him so much as you propose. If, to-day, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, “I see no probability of the British invading us” but he will say to you “be silent; I see it, if you dont.”
            The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress, was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the
            most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us. But your view destroys the whole matter, and places our President where kings have always stood. Write soon again.

            Yours truly, A. LINCOLN

          • willbest

            Yes, well Lincoln when given the opportunity expanded the power of the executive with the rest of them. In fact, he arguably expanded them more than anyone and certainly more than anybody in the 1800s

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            In the context of preventing the dissolution of the Union…it’s a fair point, but geez.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            So you disagree with Lincoln’s condemnation of the Mex-Am war?

          • willbest

            President Lincoln clearly disagreed with it.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            And you disagree with Lincoln?

          • willbest

            No President Lincoln clearly disagreed with his previous take. His thoughts evolved in office as it were.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            He never retracted his stance on the Mex-am war.

            If you don’t want to say you disagree with Lincoln, I can understand.

          • willbest

            Lincoln isn’t my Messiah, he wasn’t perfect, he got a lot wrong. Given the way he acted as President however is clearly at odds with his stance 15 years prior.

            edit: no doubt he had the intellectual capacity to write a nice long lawyer opinion distinguishing the too if he were motivated to.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I don’t think it takes a lawyer to make the distinction between the two events in question.

          • willbest

            The Civil War was manufactured by Lincoln. He could have let the Southern States go and negotiated a sales agreement for Union property in the South. The constitution is after all silent on the matter. He declined to do so.

            It is important to keep in mind that when you envision the states in the 1800’s they were more akin to the EU today than they were to what you see before you.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Weird, I’m pretty sure we had the same federal system in place back then (as we had for 80+ years prior to that) as we do now. Comparing the states of 1861 to the EU now is a wholly misleading and immaterial analogy. I don’t even know where to start with it because it is so misplaced.
            You are correct – the Constitution didn’t say anything about a mechanism for secession or the blocking thereof, but according to Texas v. White, it didn’t need to – it was implicitly illegal or unconstitutional.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            I don’t even know where to start with it because it is so misplaced.

            willbest’s assertion is, at best, idiocy.

          • willbest

            Think about the 1800’s
            1) There was no incorporation of the Bill of Rights and they did not apply to the states
            2) The 10th Amendment hadn’t been banished to obscurity
            3) The Commerce clause was limited specifically to the instance when things cross state lines.
            4) They argued about whether or not it was even constitutional for Jefferson to purchase Louisiana Territory and whether the war with Mexico was constitutional (as opposed to just assuming it was for WW1, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq 1 and 2 and a bunch of things not even called wars)

            It in no way shape or form resembled what you see today. It flat out couldn’t have been, the Federal Government spent less than $50/person on average prior to the Civil War (in 2009 dollars). Post Civil War that number tripled until the Income tax and fractional reserve came online, then it went nuts.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Size of the federal government aside, the supremacy of it, not the states, was confirmed over and over and over again in the major legislative and court fights of the early 19th Century.
            Here’s a quick question: can you imagine a scenario where, since its establishment, any member states of the EU would use military force to prevent the departure of another member state? Start working backwards through the reasons why that would not happen, and you will have the multitude of ways that the EU and the 80-year old Union of the States are/were distinctly different.

          • willbest

            The EU doesn’t really need to do that. Is there a country other than France or the UK that Germany couldn’t flush down the toilet economically if they tried to leave? The EU however just seems content to continually hold vote after vote until they get the result they want, but that is just my outside observation of how they conduct themselves. Brexit will be interesting to me though they were only quasi apart of it, it might embolden others.

            Lincoln didn’t really have that option so it was boots on the ground. Keep in mind the plain textual reading of the constitution dramatically limits the scope of the Federal Government. And even the Federalist readily conceded that its supremacy was only in these limited areas. As such leaving the Union should readily have been a 10th Amendment issue, but of course the Supreme Court quickly took up the mantle of being the sole decider of what is what in the Constitution and as an organ of the Federal Government promptly got to work eroding state sovereignty.

            Don’t confuse me with some sort of War of Northern Aggression type. I am not inclined to pass judgment on an era that is so far removed from my own. Call it temporal cultural relativism. Merely pointing out that the political structure of what was, looks nothing like we have today.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            My point was that the EU readily allows for members to leave the EU because it is a marriage of economic convenience, not bearing the same historical weight of a declaration of shared independence from an empire. By the time of the Civil War, the federal government had already exercised its prerogative and responsibility of common defense many times over.
            That, in and of itself, is a massive difference between the two.

          • Irish Sweetness

            All this and boobie Friday. I love it !!

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Abbacadabra!(ButchDeadLift)

            He’s not a messiah, but he was a lawyer, and a pretty smart man who lived during the time and knew everything about it. He wasn’t alone in opposing the war. His party was against it, and history deems it an act of aggression. I bet if one was to read that chapter all over the world, they’d also concur with Lincoln.

            To say otherwise seems like willful ignorance or contrarianism for its own sake. I have family and friends in Texas, and even they admit it.

            America has many things to be proud, but that war ain’t one of them.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            To be fair, there was also the realpolitik calculus of adding slave-owning territories, and upsetting the domestic balance that was holding the states together. I’m sure there was a moral component to being against the war, but very likely it wasn’t the question of Mexican sovereignty.

          • Doc Nitty

            I see what you did there: willfull ignorance.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Interesting how things worked out.

          • Doc Nitty

            It’s a popular doo among hippies too which are essentially white non-religious Rastas.

          • Irish Sweetness

            My best friend growing up rocked the rasta locks in college. We used to call them ‘crusties’. I always thought it was pretty weird, middle-class white kids in university rocking rasta locks …. but I was surprised to find out it was part of our ancient heritage too, going back +6,000 years.

        • Cormonster

          You just don’t get it, do you? I think you need to check your white privilege.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I know, I’m such a pig.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            At least you don’t drive a Raptor.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse
          • Irish Sweetness
          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            10 times the fuel efficiency of my Jeep. But not much use against a zombie horde.

          • Doc Nitty

            I’m on the hiring committee for hiring a new math faculty member at my school. When one of the candidates mentioned their own “white mail privilege” just about every woman on the committee and the diversity rep wet themselves.

            Note: If you’re white and applying for a job, mention your white privilege. You’ll be golden.

          • Cormonster

            Diversity rep? I don’t know how you do it. I had a hard enough time dealing with PC bullshit for 2.5 years in Madison. I got into more than a few shouting matches with some of those assholes my last year there.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Wow. Just wow.

      • Scharfinator

        Sometimes I think you are full of shit, Will. But with this, I think you hit the nail on the head.

        • willbest

          Well I am a lawyer, so I have to be full of shit otherwise I couldn’t do my job.

      • Cormonster

        When my Grandpa was in France during WW2, him and other GI’s would save their cigarette butts and donate them to the pygmies so the women could use them as tampons. True story, because he told me so when I was a little kid.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis
  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Welp, there goes Iceland’s Prime Minister.

    • willbest

      Wasn’t he calling to disband parliament yesterday or was that some sort of joke?

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        He was calling for new elections yesterday but the other coalition party said ‘no thanks’…and he was going to be targeted for a vote of no confidence. The writing was on the wall so he jumped before he was pushed.

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Fuck Iceland. That little Sugarcubes pixie chick Bjork and nothing else? Even Linux was invented in Finland. Screw your melting Greenland problems, and your nation wealth stealing PM and your stupid affinity for bad techno music. Fuck it in the face.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I like Icelandics. When their government was about to bail out the banks, the population all lit flares one night in protest to warn the government – try it, and we’ll burn you out.

        It’s 100 years ago since the Easter rising in Ireland, but this generation let their government sell them out. Took it right up the arse without protest. I’m ashamed of them.

  • Doc Nitty

    Student confidentiality laws prevent me from giving the name, but one of my students in my intermediate algebra class claims to have been a former Chicago Bear during the mid nineties. I looked for his info online but could not find his name associated with the NFL. I’m guessing he was on the preseason squad or maybe even the practice squad (he claims to have played for a few years).

    • CanadaBear

      That would be pretty stupid to lie about it but then again …

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      post his name using rot13 and then we will tell you.

      • Doc Nitty

        Too weak.

      • Doc Nitty

        On a completely unrelated note, has anybody heard of the player Cassk Thomas? No reason. Just curious.

    • willbest

      I met a guy that said he was in camp to tryout kicker for I think it was the 1974 Cleveland Browns. I never bothered to double check because why would anybody lie about that.

    • Irish Sweetness

      #MostPeopleAreFullofShit

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Heya MB –

    The spin is that Jerry Brown’s $15 min wage law he just signed for Cali will have all the small businesses running for the Texas border. Because Texas is just like California only with more water well poison. (sarcasm)

    I think it’s shit, but I can imagine the fucks who walk the beach with Romney hair and bake in tans are bitching up a storm that they can’t hire shitkickers to man the surf shops and pay them peanuts.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      If only there was a labor force that they could draw on and pay under the table….
      “Mr. Trump, there’s someone on line 1 screaming about your f-cking wall.”

      • MB30SD

        exactly

    • MB30SD

      yeah, definitely… but like rabbit says below. the wall will be a much bigger deal

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    The fall of Icelandic leader Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is the biggest fallout so far from the publication of the names of rich and powerful people linked to the leaks, dubbed the Panama Papers.
    China and Russia, meanwhile, took the opposite approach, suppressing the news and rejecting any allegations of impropriety by government officials named in the leak of more than 11 million financial documents from a Panamanian law firm.

    China and Russia: so corrupt it’s fuck you corrupt.

    • willbest

      But we already knew that.

    • willbest

      Also it kind of puts a nice bit of perspective on Zuckerberg sucking up to the PROC by posing for a picture of him running through the smog.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      There are plenty of powerful folks in the PRC that will be facing death sentences as soon as their names leak into the press, I don’t doubt that. The government there still has to maintain the fiction that they serve the people.
      Russia on the other hand….

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Looking at Americans in Panama Papers, this guys is clearly my favorite. Fucking Gingers.

    John Michael “Red” Crim, author of the best selling book, “I’ve Been Arrested, Now What?” Federal jurors in Philadelphia in January 2008 convicted Crim and two associates in a plot to have investors use phony trusts to cheat the IRS out of roughly $10 million in tax revenue.

    Now in rehab, in an interview at the halfway house in Los Angeles, Crim describes how he brought business to Mossack Fonseca and other registered corporate agents.

    “My responsibility is to set-up the documentation, hand it over to the client, and now they’re in business,” Crim said. “I don’t even know sometimes what that business is about, and I didn’t want to spend all my time investigating what they’re doing. I mean, some of (them) just flat out would tell you it was none of your business. So it wasn’t.”

    So… much….awesome….

    • Doc Nitty

      Speaking of gingers,how about this for a band name: GINGER MULATTO.

      #not racist
      ##Blake Griffin

      • MB30SD

        fuck blake griffin!

        long story… the summary is that he and deandre jordan swooped on the hot group of bachelorettes we were working in Cabo during memorial day weekend last year. bastards.

        Funny aside: they were from chi-town (the chics not the massive basketball playing humans)

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          You got outworked by a couple of Clippers? MB, I am disappointed.
          Should’ve challenged them to a free throw shooting contest; you would have been money.

          • MB30SD

            Dude, it was brutal. I was so in, and these guys fucking just swooped.

            Deandre Jordan is a fucking massive mountain of a man. Griffin is a kinda thin, didn’t look that big.

      • Ribeyes for Operators

        Fuck Blake Griffin! Moving in on MB’s conquests like that!

        • MB30SD

          Thank you GP. The fucked up part is it wasn’t just mine, it was our entire crew and their entire crew… like, 6 of us and 7 of them.

          Swooped all of em back to their pay rented palace. Smh

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    I’m pretty impressed that the news story about dreadlocks turned into a thread about:
    1) the Mexican American war
    2) the expansion of executive power under Lincoln
    3) the legality of secession under the US Constitution
    Don’t see that shit on Deadspin.

    • Doc Nitty

      Gotta love da blog intellectual prowess.

      • CanadaBear

        I think that is the #1 reason, for the most part, that meatheads are only on here on Sunday’s and sometimes Monday’s.

        • Doc Nitty

          And why most of us stay off on Sundays.

    • willbest

      Somewhat on point, I have been meaning to read up on the Pres. Zachary Taylor (General during the Mexican-American War) because my 6 year old saw a picture of him with a sword in some book at school and is now somewhat obsessed with him and I don’t have a whole lot to offer on him.

      Crazy what the waist high humans get obsessed with.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        The alleged ghost in my daughters room is named “Harper Lee”…which is pretty weird.
        She is 7, so I can relate. Fun age.

        • MB30SD

          that and she’s always seemed like a bit of a micro-genius base on our discussions.

          Must get it from her mom ; )

        • Irish Sweetness

          Duuuude …..

        • MB30SD

          Yeah, what irish said. That’s creepy as fuck man.

          I don’t do ghosts or the acult. Fuck that shit… I will never pick up a ouiji board. Gives me the willies

          • Irish Sweetness

            Did a Ouija board with friends way back when. Ended up talking to an evil entity called ‘God X’, and everybody was very freaked out by it.

          • MB30SD

            Duuuude, seriously, sooo fuck that noise.

            No fucking way. Call me a pussy all you want… I don’t go near any of that shit. No how no way.

            I mean I even spelled ouiji wrong on purpose just in case it’s like bettleguese or some shit. That’s how much that shit creeps me out

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      thank god no one was able to bring up baseball in that thread. LOL

      • MB30SD

        soooooo… diehard baseball fan then?

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          yep and just had to troll you a bit.

          • MB30SD

            sookay my maings. To each his own….

            …..totally boring sport enthusiast ; )

  • CanadaBear

    Here’s a puff piece on everyone’s favorite Bear. Or not.

    http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/robbie-gould-i-want-be-best-kicker-ever-play-game

    • MB30SD

      that article was a bit of a… miss.

      • CanadaBear

        All the guys that bitch about Robbie’s misses last year and then lament our draft spot are trying to have it both ways. I did like reading that he’s trying to bulk up a little bit. I’ll never understand why pro athletes have a so-so year and then kill it in the gym. Why the fuck weren’t you doing that from day one? All the athletes that are in “the best shape of my life” are just admitting they weren’t as dedicated as they should have been.

        • Big Mike

          We’d have been drafting 20th at 8-8. Strongest strength of schedule put’s us at the back of the pack of 8-8 teams. At this point, and I NEVER root against the Bears to lose for next seasons draft picks, missing the 49 yarder for the win at Oakland would have put us at the 8th spot. Losing either of the 4th Qtr comebacks would have put us in the top 5.

          • CanadaBear

            Exactly. I never root for a loss no matter what. When they are pretty terrible (like the last 2 years) I have no expectations so the losses don’t sting much. I really like Robbie and if ever there was a season to be so-so it was last year. Hope becoming a gym rat gets his mojo back.

          • Irish Sweetness

            One spot higher the last two years and Aaron Donald and Leonard Williams are Chicago Bears.

          • Big Mike

            but then we might still have emery and trestman

          • Irish Sweetness

            Touché.

          • MB30SD

            You forgot the é

        • Doc Nitty

          I’m sure there are plenty of guys who thought they were doing everything they could and then learned a new routine… Imagine all the guys who went and worked out with Walter. They THOUGHT they trained hard and then realized it’s still possible to train much harder. But by and large, I share your sense of incredulity.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      cut him.

    • Doc Nitty

      The Ed Block Courage award just got a lot less prestigious.

  • MB30SD
    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      It’s Xtreme…ly marketed for 1998 nor-cal kids?

      • MB30SD

        Hahahahahaha…. I ♡ the 80’s!

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