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Eight Thoughts From an NFL Sunday

| November 7th, 2016

Thoughts from a solid, entertaining day with the NFL.

(1) Norv Turner may be gone but the Minnesota offense isn’t going to be a title contender with those tackles and those skill guys. Detroit’s defense – in their new building – should have been the remedy. But not only did they struggle moving the ball but they’re now getting Sam Bradford hit with regularity. And we all know what happens when you get Bradford hit. You get Bradford hurt.

(2) Matthew Stafford is becoming the best late-game quarterback in the league. Detroit’s offense was lifeless throughout the second half  but with the game on the line and clock expiring, Stafford did what he’s done so often for this organization: pulled a win out of a loss.

(3) John Elway has been a brilliant GM for the Broncos. But he is wasting a year of a great defense by doing this Trevor Siemian stuff. The second the Broncos fall behind in a game, they’ve lost.

(4) Ted Thompson has done a terrible job building the Packers roster and Mike McCarthy will probably be fired for it. Aaron Rodgers’ play will receive the most scrutiny but Andrew Luck ripped that defense to shreds Sunday. Why? Because that defense isn’t any good.

(5) So I watched the games in a bar near my apartment. Five TVs. The bartender is Irish and had money on the Chiefs. Over the span of three hours, he was asked to turn off Chiefs v Jags about eight times, including once to put on marathon coverage. That’s how terrible that game was. 

(6) Second half team to watch? Carolina. It looks like 9-7 will be enough to sneak someone in the NFC into the tournament and you know Seattle doesn’t want Cam Newton showing up at their doorstep in early January. What I like about Carolina is they can beat you however they feel like beating you. 13-10 or 42-30. They don’t care.

(7) Brandon Marshall says the fault lies with he and Ryan Fitzpatrick in New Jersey. Well it certainly lies with Fitzpatrick – who has no excuse for the moronic decisions he makes each and every week. But why is Todd Bowles benching Mo Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson for early parts of a must-win game? Season over and I’m not convinced Bowles is a head coach.

(8) After watching every snap played by the Vikings, Lions and Packers yesterday, I’m not sure I don’t prefer the Bears roster to all three.

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  • Huge Bears Penis

    Bears are going to run the table and be FIRST in the division.

    • MB30SD

      hof

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Dat must be an awfully big table….he he.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        not too big… well maybe it is a little big, about the size of Biggsy’s dinner table.

        • MB30SD

          yikes!

        • SC Dave

          That run just turned into a marathon.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “(6) Second half team to watch? Carolina. It looks like 9-7 will be enough to sneak someone in the NFC into the tournament and you know Seattle doesn’t want Cam Newton showing up at their doorstep in early January. What I like about Carolina is they can beat you however they feel like beating you. 13-10 or 42-30. They don’t care.”

    Mebbe so. But their pass protection is bad and Cam is taking a beating I don’t think he can survive.

    Yeah, the beat a punchless Ram team 13-10.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Is it their pass protection or their play calling? They need to retire the read option for a month.

      • AlbertInTucson

        The highlights from yesterday that I saw were shots he was taking in the pocket but, yes, they also rely WAY too much on him running the read-option which puts him in harms way and robs him of “Protect The QB” cloak. Their O-line ain’t getting it done.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        It’s the curse of the super bowl loser Jeff. What’s wrong with you Jeff, everyone knows…..that’s how it goes.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          unless you are talking about the Bills of the ’90s

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        You want Cam to become a traditional pocket passer, behind that Oline?

        Dunno. Cam seems to be better on the move, and for better or worse, his runs energize that team.

        If you drop Cam in a traditional pocket, he might get Bradford-ed.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    The lesbian is playing like a hall of famer? Shiver me timber….

    • Huge Bears Penis

      sort of. His stat lines look great, but he still makes some baffling decisions and bad, cutty-like, interceptions. else the Lions record would be better. One stat that I found interesting is that there are only 2 teams that have trailed in the 4th quarter of every game so far this year. Those 2 teams are the Lions and the Browns.

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)
    • Scharfinator

      “”We have to respond better, like we did to close out the game, [and] get the crowd involved more than just the squirrel on the field,” Rodgers said.”
      HAHAHAHAHAH

      • Huge Bears Penis

        Erin is just jealous because that squirrel gets more separation than his receivers.

        • CanadaBear

          AND more attention than Erin.

        • Scharfinator

          It just reminded him of a beaver, and he finds those disgusting.

          #Beard

          • CanadaBear

            I was watching the pre game hooey yesterday morning and they had some online poll about who was the hottest GF in the NFL (or some such horseshit. It wasn’t listed like that because of political correctness but it was that lame). How lame you ask? A somewhat attractive lesbian won (Olivia Munn). Could the league possibly slobber all over the Fudge any more? Doubtful.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)
          • CanadaBear

            I’m guessing if you canvassed the players 25 and under there would be a bunch of incredibly hot women in the group.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            hopefully it didn’t remind him of his gerbil, i would really feel bad for that squirrel.

    • CanadaBear

      Sniff. It wasn’t me, it was my teammates, sniff.

      • MB30SD

        ASSSSSSHOOOOOOLLLLEEEE!!!!!!

  • SC Dave
  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)
    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      So Jeff decided to start writing for ESPN after all? Hee hee

    • CanadaBear

      I read it earlier. JD has to be one of the worst beat writers for ESPN. If not, holy hell are they in trouble.

      • Cormonster

        About a month ago after a Badgers game on the radio, they switched over to the last hour or so of an ESPN national show. I listened in disbelief at the idiocy of the two hosts. They were talking college football the entire time, and they clearly had no fucking clue about some of the teams they were discussing. Turns out at the end of the show one of them was JD. Now I understand why you think he sucks so bad.

    • CanadaBear
      • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

        It sucked. It had none of Grantland’s deep analysis, and the dude lacks charm no matter how many grunge shirts he sports.

        • CanadaBear

          TV is usually not the place for deep analysis. I really disliked Simmons the last few years but thought the show was decent if he had good guests. Apparently not many other people felt the same way! Either way, don’t care.

          • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

            It was all of his Dennis Millerisms, they cutbacks to pop culture references every 2 minutes, that was funny at first, but grew tiresome.

            The conversations with Barkley, whomever, tended to exclusively focus on Race in America – because that is apparently HBO’s mandate to be the channel for that.

          • CanadaBear

            Never really thought HBO and race relations were a thing. I mostly like HBO for a few series and boxing.

          • willbest

            Don’t they still do Bill Maher?

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Bill Maher is not exactly a cookie-cutter liberal.

            He’s pretty gun-ho about bombing certain Muslim countries.

            On a sidenote, he tried picking up on some chicks I used to see (I went out with both the sisters at diff times). They just laughed and walked away.

          • willbest

            Sure but he is good for calling anybody on the center left to the far right, racists.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Everyone on TV shouts names at each others.

            Plenty of ppl from the left consider Maher a racist (muslims) AND sexists.

            And he lays into Dems as much as Rep on his show, esp when it comes to religion.

          • Bender McLugh

            “many people from the left” Doubt it.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Well, personally, I know more than a few leftists/activists/etc that don’t like him.

            Dunno about “Hollywood left” though. They’re kinda their own world. Never see them getting pepper sprayed and K-9 bit in protests

            http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/06/north-dakota-oil-pipeline-protest-turns-violent/

          • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

            Once they had a taste of Butch, nothing else was sufficient.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Their exact words were “he’s a vampire”

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            “Dennis Millerisms”

            Much like with Jim Careyism and Bogcot Goldwaithism, gets OLD. FAST.

          • CanadaBear

            Esp when they are wrapped up in smugness. Miller was always too clever times two. He would make some esoteric reference to show off how smart he was when in reality nobody cared. Not sure Bobcat belongs in the same sentence with those two boors but it’s not like I love the guy.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Not so much for their smugness, but their “schtick” gets old quick, tho naturally, Miller was smug.

            I actually don’t really dislike Miller in spite of all his politics and smugness. I probably should but I don’t.

            He kinda reminds of the right’s version of Berkley grads. Maybe I’ve just become immune.

            But on a purely entertainment basis, Miller laughs more at his own jokes than anyone.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’d love to hear what Bill Hicks would be saying about Miller right now. Bill used to be good friends with Jay Leno before he started selling out, then he’d ream him like his worst enemy on stage.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Jay Leno apparently knew EVERY comedian.

            Leno maybe the vanilla waifer, but it’s hard being funny EVERY night.

            Who else besides Carson has pulled it off?

            (Maybe Jon Stewart)

          • willbest

            Ah Stewart where Oliver learned how to perfect the skill of ranting about selectively edited videos.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Yes, reality is RIGGED!

          • willbest

            reality isn’t. Your perception filters are. But the truth is reality isn’t usually all that important for individual survival and so memes get you through the day.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            RIGGED memes!

          • AlbertInTucson

            Even Carson had to slip into a soft shoe of “Tea for Two” occassionally.

      • Bender McLugh

        Holy Sarah McDaniels. YOWSA

  • Johnnywad

    Not sure I’d credit Stafford with that W. He left his kicker a 58 yarder and Golden Tate had to make a circus run after the catch to get it done. That interception he threw was absolutely brutal. He’s just very lucky they were playing the Vikings O.

    Nah. I’m not buying the Stafford press. He’s who he’s always been. He couldn’t even beat the Bears when they were reeling and the worst team in football.

    • CanadaBear

      I think he’s much better with Jim Bob but a leopard doesn’t change his spots. He’s very much like Jay. A head scratching pass is just a shot away!

      • willbest

        I am still all for Jim Bob replacing Fox.

        • CanadaBear

          Not sure about that.

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    • Irish Sweetness

      Vikes should have won that. Beating them is no badge really, they’re half/a third of a team.

      • MB30SD

        Sure it was. Every win is…

        ..and we are?

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

    If you asked me what NFL TE would get back to back unsportmanslike conduct flags and get ejected, I would have immediately gone with Unicorn. Now that Jeremy Shockey is a civvy again.

    Travis Kelce? Would not have guessed him.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      That was Hee-larious.

      Feels like players are going after refs more this year (Norman fined for calling out ref in post-game).

      They’re tired of their BS calls too.

      • CanadaBear

        Norman getting fined $25K for calling out a shitty ref, while Matthews gets an $8K fine for breaking Hoyer’s arm with a cheap shot. Yeah, that sounds about right. Not unlike Mac getting fined $10K for a headband and Charles Martin was fined $5K for the dirtiest play I’ve seen in 50+ years of watching the NFL. It seems the smell of cheese is strong at the commish’s office.

        • Scharfinator

          PROTEERRCT THA SHEEEEELD

        • willbest

          I think it was 18k not 8k. But the NFL is playing small ball now. I know most baseball games aren’t particularly interesting, but if they put a robot in to call balls and strikes, at least they will be honest games.

          • CanadaBear

            You’re correct it was $18+. Doesn’t really change my point. I guess it’s because he plays for the cheese and is poplular, but he’s gotten away with a lot of cheap shots over the years and that’s just against the Beloved.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I thought it was 18 or 19K on Clay man, too.

            Screw Norman.

            Every one of those calls was obvious.

            A.C. Green schooled him that day.

  • MB30SD

    From the article GP posted below…

    “Under John Fox and Ryan Pace, the Bears have invested plenty of resources into their training and sports-science departments. The organization even hired a full-time sports science coordinator and dietitian prior to last season. Those employees certainly work hard, but the results have been negligible. Now would be a great time for the Bears to embark on a long stretch of good health.”

    Wow, we’ll so there’s that answer we always ponder. Guess luck’s luck (or bad luck in our case)

    • CanadaBear

      Just because they hired the science coord and a dietician doesn’t mean they hired competent people. Who knows?

      • Scharfinator

        WTF “Science Coordinator” sounds like a fake job someone puts on their resume because they know they need more things listed.

        • CanadaBear

          Indeed! Being a guide on bicycle tours in the Canadian Rockies looks like an executive in the sports travel industry on my resume!!

          • SC Dave

            It’s just marketing your “personal brand”, right?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      Could it be as simple as the field?

      Rolle I think blamed that, and Alshon insinuated that training on his own would keep him healthier.

      Either way, there’s something going on, albeit I would like to see the avg of starters inj per team

      • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

        Fuck the Park District! Assholes!

      • willbest

        Except they don’t do OTAs at soldier field. So unless the knock is on the Walter Payton Center’s training facilities I don’t understand that. And of course Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais is where they do training camp.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

          Rolle does indeed blame the practice facilities AND the stadium.

          http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-bears/antrel-rolle-blames-bears-practice-field-knee-injury

          And it’s worth noting, Rolle didn’t miss a game before coming the Bears (if memory serves), so it’s not like he was inj prone.

          Dunno if he’s right, but he’s a vet who’s been around. Worth considering for the Bears if it’s costing them losses.

          • CanadaBear

            I could certainly believe Rolle but an athlete at the end of the line usually has some excuse.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            true but with so many soft tissues injuries from so many players you must start to look at everything, and I would start by looking at the turf they practice and play on.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    Wasn’t arguing Bears will still win div. Was arguing Bears could have
    won division this year. If Jay stayed healthy, they’d be right there – Jeff

    Didn’t Jay essentially lose to the Texans and Eagles ?(Texans 5-3 ONLY cuz they play in that suckass division, and Eagles 4-4).

    One can argue that he inj his thumb on the first play or something, but Jay did NOT look sharp in either game.

    Post-Hoyer Jay looked totally different, and it wasn’t just his throws, but his pocket presence, decision making, and yes, On/off field demeanor (patting olinemen, giving a pre-game pep talk?).

    Maybe Hoyer taught him how to be a pro QB.

    Or maybe he was inspired by Bmarsh’s pep talk.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/inside-the-nfl/0ap3000000728632/Marshall-gives-Cutler-a-pep-talk-Play-emotional

    • CanadaBear

      Not sure if Jay is becoming a “leader” for his next team (contract) or if he’s just trying to lay it all out there for his teammates. Pretty sure he’s not doing it for the coaches.

    • willbest

      I love how you pretend 2015 never happened. As if Jay stepped onto the field as the 2014 version of himself and needed the humbling experience of being benched and losing his starting job to Hoyer to come to Football Jesus.

      Jay wasn’t as bad as you think he was in weeks 1 & 2 and he was hurt for a portion of the first, and a good chunk of the second. The line was still learning to play together the OC was still learning to call plays, and we were using the 3rd best RB on our roster as our workhorse while calling designed plays to White because first round draft pick.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        2015 did happen. In 2015.

        And even then it wasn’t as if he was throwing 40 TDs.

        Cutler threw 21 TDs last season.

        “impotent” Alex Smith threw 20 TDs in 2015.

        The main thing Cutler did last season was cut down on the TOs, essential become Alex Smith.

        • willbest

          Except when he was beating Alex Smith, and Carr.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            So by that logic, Cutler is better than Carr.

          • willbest

            No we just got one of his miracles that day. Plus our D somehow shut down Amari Cooper

        • CanadaBear

          Alex Smith with a shittier coach and teammates. You two guys kill me. I have no idea why any Bears fan would defend Cutler or go to the ends of the earth to rip on him. After 8 years, I’m worn out and I’m just ready to move on.

          • willbest

            Because the world is ending tomorrow, and its important to me that Butch to suck Cutler’s cock 1 last time.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Uh, you’re the Cutler cock sucker, not me.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            I’m not ripping him, I’m just pointing out the fact that Cutler last year didn’t turn into Brady like some ppl believe.

            Most of us were just happy he didn’t throw 20+ Ints.

            But facts are facts. 2015 Cutler was Alex Smith-ish, and many on this board don’t like Smith, or think he can win a SB.

            If you look at their stats they were a lot alike. Cutler had one less game, and one more TD, but Alex Smith had 5 less INTs also.

            Their QB ratings: Alex Smith 94, Cutler 92

            They both run when necessary.

            Maybe Cutler has more downfield throws, but again, didn’t translate to more wins, and might be the reason he has more INTs in 15 than Smith.

            IMO, 15 was just a STEP in the right direction for Cutler. But if that was his max potential (and many believe that was his best year), then we essentially got Alex Smith, for better or worse.

            Better than 14 Cutler-Bortles I guess.

          • CanadaBear

            No offense but I didn’t read most of the reply. Trust me, it’s been covered.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “IF…”

      “If wishes and buts were candy and nuts, what wonderful Christmas we’d have.”

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        I’m not holding my breath.

        But, if Cutler does continue to look like he did on MNF, I have no issue with him starting going forward.

        But like you said “IF”

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)
    • Bender McLugh

      Was that CD dressed up for halloween?

      • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

        does look like his footwork.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          can’t be, he is in the vicinity during the play, CD will show up after the play in just enough time to make it appear he helped out.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        it is more like Urlacher trying to tackle Brady in the open field.

        • Bender McLugh

          BOOM! shoot across the Bow!

          I remember that play vividly….. Painfully….

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)
    • willbest

      It won’t be Fisher, didn’t they just give him a 3 year extension?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      Fisher is sitting Goff like a “get out of jail free card” in Monopoly.

      End of year”

      Fisher, “Yeah, we’re 7-9, but that’s because Goff wasn’t ready. Just wait till he starts next season! Plz don’t fire me…”

      • willbest

        I know the Waltons are made out of money, but even they are going to cringe at paying a guy $21 million to sit around. And its a bad situation because you are saddling your next HC with a QB he may or may not want.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

          I thought I read that the contract is guaranteed, but dunno about its detail.

          Either way, if FIsher does go 8-8ish again next season with Goff, Goff might get another HC no matter.

  • willbest

    Beat reporters chattering

    Royal, Sitton, Long, and Goldman practiced in the open portion. No injury report until tomorrow though.

    Fox on the division: the good news is 7 of the last 8 games are against conference opponents.

  • willbest

    I haven’t been paying attention, but we opened as 2 point favorites against the Bucs. Is that the first time we have been favored all year?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      I think I read that both Winston and Evans might not play in that game. Maybe that has something to do with the lines.

      Also, we do have a sneaky D that is much healthier now.

  • willbest

    I am beginning to think the tinfoil hat people were just ahead of their time….

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3138872/internet-of-things/researchers-hack-philips-hue-smart-bulbs-from-the-sky.html

    • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

      Ha! The building housed the Israeli CERT, to boot!

  • MB30SD

    here you go will!!

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/stocks-dollar-mexican-peso-jump-fbi-clears-clinton-001720215.html?ref=gs

    See! nothing to worry about here… you’re cleared all the way in to vote for Hill now!!!

    • MB30SD

      Dave, Al, you guys too!!!!! Hoooorayyyyyyy!

    • Huge Bears Penis

      yes because the FBI is infallible and never makes mistakes, and should be trusted at all times.

    • willbest

      In July, after spending over a year to review 35,000 emails the FBI confirmed that Hillary Clinton was, in fact, too big to jail. 9 days ago they were made aware of 650,000 more state department emails and after carefully reviewing them, came to the same conclusion they did in July.

      In a bit of trolling, the State department this morning asked a judge to give it up to 5 years to review release 31,000 e-mails. You know, after she is safely reelected.

      Anyway, to paraphrase Bill Mahar, they could find Ramsey’s corpse in Trumps penthouse closet and I would still vote for him. Not that it matters all that much living in IL. Still I made a bet that should Trump lose, I will display Packer pride for 9 months, and I am not about to vote for that to happen.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        Dust off your cheesehead, cuz in the off chance Trump wins the pop vote, doubt the Electoral College coronates him.

        • willbest

          I always wondered what it would be like to shout selected not elected for 4 years.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Ask Gore voters.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      stocks, dollar jump! (in obvious endorsement of Hill)

      #stocksRigged
      #DollarRigged

      • willbest

        Nah dawg, the Sharp money is shorting. This is stupid Hillary voters about to get their 401ks torched.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    I am so glad Chicagoans are able to quickly move on from celebrating a WS win and get back to their important day to day business.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-weekend-shootings-violence-20161107-story.html

    • willbest

      Odd, I would have thought 4 million suburban whites descending on the city in a show of force would give its shadier elements pause.

  • willbest
  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)
    • EnderWiggin

      That sounds like some shoddy coaching. I’d still be OK if we rolled the dice on either of them.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        I don’t think I would after reading that.

        Supposedly, the problem dates back to last season when the Jets were actually contending.

        Don’t need dudes like that. Need self-motivated drill sergeants.

        I’m officially off the Mo or Richardson bandwagon.

        Now I see why both were on the tradeblocks to start.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Maybe on Bowles, too?

      Sounds like his regime is unraveling.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        That Cards team under Arians seems to be under performing too, esp with the talent on that roster.

        Though no one is worse than Trestman in retrospect either way.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I see the Cards a lot here.

          They were headed for good things last season but Palmer hurt his hand and when he came back, he wasn’t right and I think he hasn’t been right since.

          That said, I think “shoot from the hip” Arians just pissed that Seattle game away.

    • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

      Sounds like Trestman coaching to me.

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

    Here’s that whole condom thing that will simply move the industry from the valley to Arizona.

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/7/13552110/california-prop-60-porn-safe-sex-condom-adult-film-performer

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      Ugh, look at those sad sack of shits!

      I know exactly where that’s at too. A few doors down is the car musuem that shows off cool hollywood cars like from James Bond, Night Rider, A team, etc.

      I’m voting no on that prop.

      Want to keep the porn bimbos local

      #Murica

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

    Biggest FF bust from Butch’s draft?

    Who paid for Gurley and how much did they pay?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      Gurely might be FF bust overall.

      It was actually Sac $48 but he traded Gurley AND Murray ($10) for Evans ($33).

      Depends on how you define bust.

      Sac also paid $50 for AP.

      So, anyone going with the HB/HB/HB philo, um, choose wisely…

      • Sactowns#1

        I am going zero RB next year!!

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

          Legend.

          Drafting much like in the NFL is about choosing the RIGHT players, not positions.

          Trac went WR/WR (Julio Jones/Antonio Brown) and he has same record as you.

          GP spent $50 on Gronk. Same record.

          Artoo autodrafted. Better record.

          Moral of the story.

          Autodraft!

          • EnderWiggin

            I have never seen an autodraft produce like Artoo’s.

          • willbest

            You can autodraft auction?

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Apparently.

            I think Artoo caught the tale end of it though cuz he was stuck on a plane or something.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Yeah, Terminators are nigh.

            But, gotta give ‘Too credit. He still does have to set his lineup each week, and has been getting by.

            The biggest surprise is probably Blount leading the NFL in TDs recently.

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)
    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      The more I’m exposed to Japanese culture, the more I think Freud was on to something.

      Also, I need to move to Japan.

      Howard Sternichio San

    • willbest

      Japan has to be in the top 5 countries in terms of cultural diversity.

  • MB30SD
    • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

      Jeff: Second half team to watch? Carolina.

      Bull SHIT! Second half team to watch???????

      DA BEARS!!!!!!!!

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        weed lungs

      • MB30SD

        look at you!

        • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

          Fox took his viagra and is gonna get this team up.

          • MB30SD

            I see what you did there

          • Huge Bears Penis

            he better watch that with his heart condition.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    This “Mannequin” stuff is DUMB.

    • willbest

      Not a fan of Kim Cattrall?

      • Bender McLugh

        Well done

      • AlbertInTucson

        Wasnt a fan of SEX IN THE CITY but always thought SHE was well preserved.

        • CanadaBear

          She lives about an hour from me. She moved back to her home town.

  • willbest

    I wasn’t around Jeff, but it seems like a reasonable question to me if you are only interested in comparing rookie years. Dak and Zeke have the Boys 7-1. Gale and Dick got the Bears to 9-5. Maybe Al or one of the other old timers can compare the rest of the rosters. The Cowboys O-line is after all ridiculous

    • AlbertInTucson

      Bears got off to an 0-3 start that year including week 2 when theyblew a 28-9 4th quarter lead to the Rams in L.A..

      The offensive line was pretty good, anchored by All-Pro, Mike Pyle at center.

      Bears ran a lot of backs that season

      Sayers only carried 166 times in addition to averaging 17.5 a catch on 29 receptionsand returning a punt and a kick-off among his then record 22 TDs.

      In addition to Sayers 5.2 YPC average, Andy Livingston was having a great rookie season averaging 5.8 per carry on 63 attempts when he tore up his knee.

      Ronnie Bull averaged 4.6 on 91 attempts.

      “Jaguar” Jon Arnett, in the twilight of a nice career, mostly as a Ram, 3.6.

      Quirky Stat from 1965: Bear running backs went 5 for 8 passing for 175 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    NFL want to eliminate all celebrations, and brand all offenders with an A on their forehead

    Yet, how many times did NFLN today replay Tate flipping into the endzone?

    #hypocrites

    • willbest

      I still can’t get over the flag for Bow and arrowing.

      My rule for excessive celebration would be anything longer than 2 seconds inside the field of play. So if the player wanted to prance around like a fairy out the back of the endzone or off the sideline God bless. But anything more than simple celebratory move on the field will get you a personal foul.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        As a former Bow hunter, I was very offended by the bow and arrow celebration. I want to thank Goodell and the NFL for penalizing that very disrespectful celebration.

  • willbest
    • Bender McLugh

      that’s the funny kind of funny stuffs

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    Jordan Mills has not improved. – Jeff

    Mills looks ok to me. Let a DE in, but held on that 3rd and 10, and Bills running over that vaunted SEA D in SEA.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      I caught part of a game earlier this year and Mills was constantly being abused by the Dolphins D.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Just Another example of the DEARTH of viable offensive linemen in The NFL.

  • AlbertInTucson

    VICTORY!

    We move to 6-3.

    No such thing as wasted points in our league.

    No playoffs and points scored is the tie-breaker.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    “I’ve had it with these mothafuckin’ snakes, on this mothafuckin’ plane!”

    https://twitter.com/Inda_medina/status/795385648806903808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

      yikes

  • AlbertInTucson

    Well, whaddaya know?

    An entertaining MNF game!

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    The refs should throw a flag for the 12th man booing at pussy shit.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      pretty sure the NFL is looking for a way to penalize and fine the 12th man.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    George Fant on Seahawks is an interesting story. played 1 year of college FB at Western Kentucky as TE and played in 2 games. Signed as an UDFA and now starting OT in the NFL without any experience.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    Somehow Kromer and Incognito together makes sense.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    HOLY CRAP!!!!! The Refs are screwing the Bills!!

    • willbest

      I thought they made up for the Testaverde call with the Golden Tate catch.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      Rex actually made a smart play with spiking it.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      That sequence was so fucked up. no wander why ratings are down. major screw ups, non calls, not resetting a game clock. If the NFL can’t even follow their own rules how are do the expect fans too.

      • madscout12

        I have zero faith in the refs ability to call a fair game. BS happens to us weekly. But that was just absurd.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

        Chucky correctly pointed out that the line ref didn’t even pull out till 5 secs on the clock!

        WTF is going on with the NFL?

        I would be throwing plastic dildos at the TV if I were a Bills’ fan

  • AlbertInTucson

    Time for Walt Anderson to hang up his whistle.

    That was a pathetic sequence.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      it will be OK because the NFL will apologize Wednesday for it, so there is that. Fucking pathetic.

  • madscout12

    Fuck you, Berman. Vote on a funding bill to keep the Chargers. I wouldn’t vote for a funding bill to keep the bears. Fucking rich fucks can pay for their own god damn stadiums.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      The funding is actually pretty savvy.

      It’s a tax on the hotels, which means visitors would theoretically have to pay instead of locals.

      But yeah, the BILLIONAIRES should pay, not the reg dudes paying $8 for beer and $30 for parking.

      • AlbertInTucson

        The taxpayers NEVER make money on these deals.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Tucson is still paying off bonds for a spring training facility for the White Sox and Diamondbacks who have long since vacated the premises and moved to Paradise Valley near Phoenix.

  • AlbertInTucson

    If the NFL isn’t embarrased, they should be.

    I admire Rex’s restraint.

    I wouldnt have let the Ref leave the field without ripping his whistle off his hand and throwing into a trash can.

    • willbest

      It would be awesome to see Rex get ejected.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      I think I would’ve just lost it, Jim Schwartz style.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    How demoralizing is it to the Bills to have that kind of fucked up shit happen! a chance to score some points to close the gap, only to be screwed over by the most insane set events i have ever seen.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      Yeah, could’ve gone in saying, “Only 1 score back in hostile away game.”

      Instead, refs fuck them in the as Pulp Fiction style.

      • AlbertInTucson

        DELIVERANCE: “Squeal like a pig!”

  • madscout12

    Oh, thank god. Steven A to inject some sanity after that half end.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Too late. I hit “mute” as soon as I saw him.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    If i was Rex and they are losing late in the 4th quarter, i would be calling plays that target the refs, what ever it takes to lay some wood on those fucking idiots.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Somebody zigged when they should have zagged.

  • AlbertInTucson

    John Goodman doing the voice over for Buffalo Wild Wings.

    • madscout12

      My man knows a thing or two about some wings.

      Also, the ringer cannot look empty.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Have you seen him lately? He’s dropped a LOT of weight.

        • madscout12

          Don’t call me out on that, dude. It fucks up our plan.

          You’re right, lookin good.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I have no rooting interest in this game beyond the guys I have alive in fantasy.

    Even if I wasn’t involved in FF, I wo uld have tuned it.

    But dammit, NFL, in addition to Buffalo and THEIR fans, your incompetant officials screwed your already shrinking viewing audience.

    they ALSO just gave your concerns about player safety a giant horse laugh.

    Oh, and Pete Carroll, piss on you for that comment about the play.

    If that had been YOUR kicker, you’d have been leading a mob with pitchforks, torches and a rope.

  • MB30SD

    Dave must be soooo angry about the first half end. hahaha

    couple other items:

    1. Chucky is brutal. Such a meatheat

    2. Chris Berman is even worse. my god listening to that human meatball (literally and figuratively) is painful

    • AlbertInTucson

      But Chucky gave the NFL what for for that hideous end of the first half.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    Nice little factoid earlier

    Tyrod Taylor 190 passes without INT.

    2nd to none other to Hoya da Destroya 200 attempts

  • Malice Halice

    No all stars from last year on our roster this year… I’m running with Da Bears roster all day. Pride or not we got a squad. Just need a kicker, QB, TE, WR, CB, S, G, OT. OC and HC.

    • MB30SD

      Easy!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Piss off, Pete.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Nyah, nyah,nyah, Carroll.

      • MB30SD

        Mmmm, you were saaaayin sir?

        • AlbertInTucson

          He blew the challenge. Dont take me out of context. Dont be Hillary.

          • MB30SD

            Aren’t we all hillary at some level al…. aren’t we?

            And i was just taking the opty to rib ya a bit.

            You and David hate Seattle so much, and i kind of don’t get it. It’s that D, so bears-like… you know, when we used to be good. Some of their guys may be aholes, but they’re very good, and fun to watch.

  • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

    Can somebody please explain what happened? I missed it. Started watching Spectre again.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Ok. I will try.

      • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

        Well, that was helpful.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          Seattle roughed the kicker not called.

          • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

            That’s it?

            Jeff tweeted: That call. I quit.

            Seems like it had to be worse than a blown roughness call.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            kicker was attended to by staff so had to be taken out. bills spiked the ball to get kicker back in. went to kick fg. ref stood over ball until 5 on play clock. then called delay of game on bills because they did not get the kick off. backed them up 5 yards then missed the fg.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            the whole series of events was a total clusterfuck!

        • AlbertInTucson

          Sorry, I am a crappy typist. Just wanted to let you know an explanation WAS forthcoming.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I am especilly deliberate on the iPad Air.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Buffalo attempts a FG with 2 seconds left in the half. Sherman jumpps WAY offside and the zebras blow the play dead. Kicker continues his kick, Sherman dives and cuts the kicker down.

        No flag for roughing.

        Trainer has to check on the kicker.

        Referee then says because Buffalo had no time outs, kicker must leave for 1 Play.

        Bills able to clock it and still get an attempt but the zebra is still over the ball with 5 left on the play clock so Bills get whacked for delay of game.

        54 yarder now .

        Missed.

        Absolute clusterfuck by the entire zebra herd led by refe ree, Walt Anderson.

        Even analyst zeb ra, Gerry Austin was mystified by the non-call.

        • F–K Weed Superman (GP)

          So the ref blows the whistle, but the kicker – in the process of kicking, kicks that ball and then Sherman dives his legs?

          And the Bills spike the ball but the ref won’t let them snap the ball while the play clock runs? This sounds fucked up.

          • AlbertInTucson

            That is about it.

          • AlbertInTucson

            And yes, it was.

        • SC Dave

          These are NOT mistakes, Al.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Best Bond song in years!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Hahahahaha, Pete!

  • MB30SD

    Bobby wagner is such a massive stud

    • AlbertInTucson

      Stupid penalty though.

      • MB30SD

        He was in the air, little hard to halt physics mid-stream

        • AlbertInTucson

          He drove him into the turf.Ball was gone. He could have let go.

          • MB30SD

            Mid jump?!?! The ball left his hand while wagner was already in the air

          • AlbertInTucson

            Ok, how about this: Walt Anderson OWED Buffalo that call. And more.

          • MB30SD

            Agree

          • AlbertInTucson

            If its up to me, Walt and his herd are getting a week or two off without pay.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Crap.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    hmm should have only needed a fg to tie. Fuck the refs fuck the NFL, fuck them all.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    bwhahaha

    Ender got Waffled! GP-style!

    Ender set his lineup, and Waffle had 4 guys on bye

    67-48 going into MNF

    Guess the ONE player he did have.

    GRAHAM. 27 points.

    Game. Blouses.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

      Annnnnd I held on to a 4 point win bumping me to 8-1.

      #ShawShanks!

      • That Guy

        Sure is nice when the schedule breaks your way in fantasy doesn’t it?

        • AlbertInTucson

          “I’d rather be lucky than good.”

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Helps to be both.

            I’m also the top scorer by like 100 points.

          • That Guy

            You have a genuinely solid team this year. One year I was the top scorer and i still almost missed the playoffs due to scheduling quirks. I’m currently third in scoring and will need a pretty impressive second half to make the playoffs.

            Still, I’ve got a shot. If I win the next two weeks, I believe that puts me in 2nd place in the division.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

            Scheduling and inj are somewhat of a crap shoot, though I usu go into an FF season assuming I’m making the playoffs, and build my roster on that premise.

            I try to minimize risks, but sometimes get hit with the bug (like Sac this year).

            Same thing happened to me in Artoos Yahoo league.

            I crushed everyone in the reg season. 1 loss.

            But going into the finals, I knew I was going to lose cuz a lot of my guys were hurt, and the remaining had tough matchups, while the other guy was full strength with favorable matchups.

            That’s almost how I lost this week.

            But I wasn’t about to drop Carr for 1 week of Bortles.

            Was able to get away with it, barely.

            Edit. Also, I think you have a good chance, though I still think Murray is an inj waiting to happen. You’re on a winning streak, while ender is on a losing streak.

            Shady and GP are in the mix, per usu.

            I’m debating whether I should let Irish take over Waffle’s roster.

          • Irish Sweetness

            The blog league has a runner ?

            RUN … RUNNER!

          • Irish Sweetness

            Makes no sense not to win with the most points in your league. The Premiership isn’t based on games won, but points scored.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

          Actually, I should’ve lost.

          I had both my WRs on Bye, plus TE Reed, plus Cousins.

          I won cuz I got Kap off the waiver wire when anybody could’ve got him for $1.

          32 points.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Graham’s night was only worth 13 for me. We have to EARN our points.

    • EnderWiggin

      The stars were definitely aligned.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd JumpingDaShark (ButchDeadlift)

    That was an entertaining game, but good lord, how was that NOT a roughing the kicker?

    Does the kickers leg have to come off?

    Wow.

    Tyrod outplayed Wilson.

    • AlbertInTucson

      In Wilson’s defense, HE was the only running game Seattle had.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I would be a lot more impressed with the 1 handed catches if they didnt have the stickem gloves.

  • AlbertInTucson

    NFL Official Chief, Dean Blandino, was just on NFL Network admitting his guys screwed up twice on the same FG attempt.

    Missed roughing the kicker. “Yes”.

    Blown delay of game call: “Yes”.

    To his credit, Blandino didnt even try to justify the calls.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He did give a lame excuse for Ref Anderson missing it but he did admit they blew it.

      Twice.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blandino basically said the official can NOT still be placing the ball with 5 on the play clock and it should have been re-set.

    • willbest

      Seems like the NFL could have used half time to decide to let the bills kick a FG from the 24 before the opening kickoff

      • AlbertInTucson

        Worthless post game apology is easier, more convenient.

        • willbest

          Then again a football stadium probably isn’t the place to find some understanding when it is the home team getting screwed by a do over

    • SC Dave

      Everyone acting like this was a fuck-up. I’m betting it was entirely deliberate.

      • AlbertInTucson

        ? You give too much credit.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Pete Carroll presser on NFL Net.

    Turning off NFL Net.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I close my eveing with this:

    Smile, they said, things could be worse.

    So, I smiled and sure enough, things got worse.

  • SC Dave

    Sherman should have been flagged for a flagrant personal foul and ejected.

    “We’re absolutely going to address it,” Blandino said. “… We want to see what happened and just walk through the steps of where the breakdown was. So regardless of the outcome of the game, we’re going to address the situation with our crew.”

    Yeah, sure.

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