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Expect a Career Year From Alshon Jeffery

| June 15th, 2016

With so much talk about Alshon Jeffery’s contract and value, it’s been largely forgotten — or ignored — that the Bears wide receiver is poised to have a career season.

You know, if he stays healthy.

While on the field, Jeffery was mostly great last year. His per game averages total out to about 96 catches, 1,435 yards and 7 touchdowns. Great numbers for sure, but not far from what we saw from him in 2013, especially considering the increase in targets. In 2016, however, the stars appear to be perfectly aligned for the fifth-year receiver to explode.

Here are a few reasons why:

• He’s still trying to cash in. Had he stayed on the field last year, he probably would’ve gotten a big contract. That didn’t happen.

To this point, the Bears have told him he isn’t worthy of elite wide receiver money. To their credit, the numbers back that up. While his per game averages would’ve put him in the top 10 in terms of receptions and receiving yards, he still would’ve been well-behind the likes of Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald and, of course, Brandon Marshall. If Jeffery wants elite wide receiver money, he better put up elite wide receiver numbers and there’s reason to think he will.

• A better defense will allow them to take more risks on offense. The Bears threw a ton of short passes, rarely calling for the deep shots that Jeffery made his name on a few years ago.    The Bears were so conservative last year because they were trying to hide their defense. (We’ve heard John Fox and Adam Gase both admit to this.) They knew they had a bad defense and, if they put them in tough situations they were going to get blown out.

With a revamped front-seven and improving young players in the secondary, the Bears defense should be much better.

• Dowell Loggains’ mentor was Mike Heimerdinger, noted for his aggressiveness and ability to push the ball downfield to receivers. With Loggains calling up the plays and a quarterback who is always willing to take chances Jeffery should get a lot of opportunities in one-on-one match ups and he’ll get those coverages because…

• With each practice, the word remains the same: Kevin White is a stud. I don’t expect he’ll be a finished product or one of the top receivers in the league in his first year, but he’s a matchup problem with the speed to get deep. Defenses will have to respect that and it’ll prevent them from cheating over to Jeffery.

• This is going to be a wide receiver-based offense. At least, that’s what Cutler said on Tuesday when asked about how they were going to distribute passes. I don’t expect the Bears to throw the ball a lot, but the majority of the passes they do throw should go to Jeffery, White and Royal.

In 2013, the Bears were 16th in pass attempts. While Jeffery and Marshall had 312 targets, 189 went to Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett. I certainly don’t expect either Zach Miller of Jeremy Langford to get over 90 targets like Forte and Bennett did that year. They’ll get some and Royal will get more than Earl Bennett did, but that will still leave some targets available, targets likely to go to Jeffery and White.

• Their offensive line really can’t be worse than it has been the last two years. Charles Leno and Hronis Grasu are still big question marks but the Bears have upgraded other spots on the line. Bobbie Massie is a better tackle than Kyle Long was. Long is a better guard than Matt Slauson was. Neither Ted Larsen nor Cody Whitehair can be anywhere near as bad as Vlad Ducasse. I’ll add that I expect there to be veterans available to upgrade Leno and/or Grasu, but that’s another topic for another time.

I don’t know if putting up big numbers will mean a long-term contract for Jeffery with the Bears. There are still other considerations ranging from the risk of paying players with questionable history when it comes to injury and work ethic to the best way to allocate resources. But John Fox always says it’s a production based industry and Jeffery is in prime position to produce big.

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  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    We probably won’t lose this year.

    • MB30SD

      And alshon is going to instantly and miraculously harden up (thasss wha she saiiid).

      Would love it to happen, but I have eyes and I trust them (unlike soooome peeps ).

      A leopard is a leopard, spots and all.

      • MB30SD

        Andrew, if he didn’t make it happen in a contract year, and now he’s made known he’s disgruntled that the bears didn’t gift him a massive contact despite that small fact…. and he’s injured yet again… either because he’s prone, or he’s protesting… I knows red flags whens I sees them.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          Commie!

        • willbest

          Did he finally say something or are we still dealing with speculation?

          • MB30SD

            Speculation always

        • CanadaBear

          Show me where he’s said anything that proves he’s disgruntled. Also, when was he injured again? That was Wilson that left practice yesterday. I get that you don’t like him but making shit up is lame.

          • MB30SD

            Making shit up?! Didn’t someone say alshon left practice?

            I just didn’t check my sources. Shit, I’m sitting next to trac now aren’t i. Well, at least I’m not quoting jihadist websites… silver linings canada.

            That video was good. Sagan is a beast

          • CanadaBear

            I can’t remember who posted that but it was a joke. Shortly after that, Wilson left practice early. Hopefully Alshon will have a healthy year, the Bears sign him to a reasonable contract and the team starts balling. If he is banged up again I’m sure the Bears won’t re-sign him.

          • MB30SD

            Oh, fuckers. I didn’t even think it was a joke.

            As always, we’ll see come gametime of course. All I have right now is my gut.

          • CanadaBear

            My gut’s bigger!

          • MB30SD

            Probably. : )

          • willbest

            Whoever posted it followed up with he was just throwing it out there to soften the blow when it happens

          • MB30SD

            Didn’t catch that. Damn you yonny (had to be the lufftewaffle)

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            guilty

          • 1984

            Uh huh….hahaha. be nice.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Ouch, tough article detailing bears failures at acquiring a qualified tight end.
    Plan A- offer 12 mil guaranteed to Gresham. Fail.
    Plan B- Josh hill. Fail.
    Plan C- draft Hunter Henry. Fail.
    Plan D- make Scroggins switch positions to play TE. Fail.
    Plan E- 2nd tryout for Tony Moeaki who may or may not have knee ligaments anymore. TBD.

    • I’d be pretty shocked if they actually offered the contract Gresham claimed to him. Those numbers just make zero sense based on his production.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        At this point you run with the horses you have. So we won’t have a new age double TE pass catching formation. You don’t need it to win the superbowl. The Ravens did it by sending one guy deep and relying on opposing DB’s forgetting that he was fast.

        • MB30SD

          We have a te, he’s just faster and skinnier

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            they could try to convert O’Donnell to TE if he gets beat out at Punter

      • Ososfan

        Exactly!!

    • Ososfan

      I call a huuuuuge load of bullshit on that Gresham deal.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Alston will have a great year. It will be his last year as a Bear but I think it’s going to be special. Seeing alshon and white is bears bone inducing.

  • BearDown100393

    “[A long-term deal] is the goal, but that’s between [Bears general
    manager Ryan] Pace and my agent,” Jeffery said. “It really doesn’t
    matter to me. Like I said, that situation will take care of itself. I’m
    here to play football and to focus on football.”

    • MB30SD

      Show us on the field not in the press dude

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Their offensive line really can’t be worse than it has been the last two years.

    Yes, it can.

    Last year was a big protection improvement. We could go back to Webb Nation days when Kreutz was shot but couldn’t admit it. Those games were jailbreaks on Cutler.

    • willbest

      Apparently somebody forgot every year before 2012 for like 2 decades

    • Andrew Dannehy

      Last year was as bad as any year. Difference is they threw quick passes vs. seven step drops so the perception was they improved.

      • They threw quick passes during the Tresty era too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many screens or dump-offs in my life, including PeeWee football.

        I think our Oline is avg. If you see enough games around the NFL, you realize quickly that nearly every team is playing with a patchwork of Olinemen, many hobbled and underperforming.

        The trick is always scheming around it. The Hawks and Pats Oline were decimated, but they still find ways to win.

        We gotta reach that level.

        This squad is not the Cowboys, but they can def be avg or even good.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Expect a Career Year From Alshon Jeffery”

    I’ll take anything approaching 2013 or 2014.

    • SC Dave

      I’d take 6 to 8 of those, actually.

  • BearDown100393

    Seems like a lot is expected from an untested offensive line. So what happens when a regular is injured? Next man up. What is the drop off?

    • Sactowns#1

      Seems like a lot is expected from an untested WR. What happens if he goes down? We have some wwr (white wide receiver)?

      • Bender McLugh

        Bellamy?

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        the future All-PRO and Hall of Fame 7th round selection- Daniel Braverman

        • Sactowns#1

          The last decent white WR was Steve Largent… and he retired 27 years ago!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_receiving_yards_leaders

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            there’s a lot more that goes into being a decent WR than yardage.

            For instance, Wes Welker has the most seasons with 105+ receptions.

          • Sactowns#1

            How’s he doing outside of the Billacheat system?

          • MB30SD

            Dude, edelman is the engine of that offense.

            I’d take that little rock of metal over the soft mushy stinky-like cheese boom/bust that is alshon Jeffrey…ies anyfuckingday.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Drafting Edelman over Jeffery in Butch’s FF league would get you one of Butch’s razzies where you get a picture of an overweight lesbian as your trophy for the week.

          • MB30SD

            I have that same one on my mantle now. It’s glorious

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            The “Nancy”

          • MB30SD

            I thought it was the Pat?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Of course! My memory is going bad. The drones overhead are zapping my cells.

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha…. jetpacks

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            i believe he is retired. and he did pretty good in Denver until injury and concussions.

        • MB30SD

          At least he stands on his own two feet… unlike some other athletes we know

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            time to kick that foot fetish to the curb.

        • Ososfan

          You might be joking but I think Braverman has a chance to be very very good.

  • “With each practice, the word remains the same: Kevin White is a stud.”

    I guess this is a case of you see what you want to see. I’ve seen a lot of comments about how Kevin White looks like a monster but is raw in his route running and struggling with drops.

    • BearDown100393

      We’re talking about practice. Not a game. Practice.

      • MB30SD

        Dave, is that you?

    • Ososfan

      I’ve read he’s struggling with drops as well

    • Meh. Skill position always rule without pads.

      We really won’t know till the first time he gets jammed or has to drag two feet.

      There’s a lot to learn at WR, lots of nuances.

      I expect him to get a lot of screens, slants, maybe a go route or two to start off.

      Then they can trust him with the other stuff like corner posts, or options.

    • Andrew Dannehy

      I’ve seen the drops too, I don’t care. Drops are overrated, he’s also making big plays. The route running will be fine, as I’ve already written, he only needs to run three routes.

      • I’m legitimately curious what we’ll see out of White this year. Certainly some reports of him making splash plays, but also struggling with consistency. I also wonder how good his run blocking will be. That’s one area where I really miss Marshall.

  • “Bobbie Massie is a better tackle than Kyle Long was.”

    We’ll agree to disagree here. I’d call that a wash at best, with Massie having played OT his whole career and Long moving to OT 3 days before the 1st game of the season. And he’s certainly not a better tackle than Long would have been with an offseason to prepare. Sigh.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Long hated playing tackle. It’s hard to be great at something you hate doing

  • I don’t care about the stats. I just want Alshon to go win jump balls consistently again. He did that in 2013, and it was amazing. He hasn’t done it since.

    A big play or two like that per game can easily be the difference between winning and losing.

    • Part of that is Cutty no longer chucking 40 yds into triple coverage hoping Alshon out jumps them.

      Don’t think I want to see that again unless we’re trailing late in the 4rth.

      • He was in 2014, but Alshon was playing banged up and didn’t/couldn’t jump for them.

  • I think that, right now, the OL is pretty similar to where it was at last year heading into camp.

    Kyle Long is Kyle Long. Young stud to build around.

    Highly drafted rookie (Whitehair/Grasu)

    Young player who’s a recent draft pick and has played, but you’d like him to be better (Leno and Grasu this year, Mills last year)

    Veteran who’s competent starter (Massie this year, Bushrod and Slauson last year)

    Veteran depth (Larsen this year, Montgomery last year)

    Journeyman veteran who probably shouldn’t be playing (Nate Chandler this year, Ducasse last year)

    All in all, not that different. They’re down one proven vet, but Bushrod’s injury almost doesn’t make him count in that category. They have more young potential, but about equal (maybe even slightly less) in terms of proven contributors.

    • MB30SD

      That was my point (communicated much less eloquently), which is that to me we don’t seem worse off than last year and we ended up ok.

      • The OL last year was not OK. The OL last year was shit.

        Where the Bears can hope for improvement this year is in 2 areas:
        1) Growth from youngsters. Mills didn’t show it last year, Grasu and Leno sucked. If Grasu and Leno can take a big step up and Whitehair doesn’t suck, that’s huge.

        2) Better health. By week 4 of last year, they had lost their starting LT and C for the season. After sending their 2 best depth pieces away in final cuts (Mills and Ola), they were screwed.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          If last year was shit, what were previous years? The bottom of the Rocky Road gallon?

          Last year they showed an ability to give Cutler 4-5 seconds. THat was the first time we saw that in 5 years.

          • Last year Cutler showed an outstanding ability to buy 4-5 seconds. But the pass blocking was not good and the run blocking was worse.

          • MB30SD

            That was kinda my point… it’s all subjective.

            Hey data, can you show us oline rankings from last year… where’d we end up

          • That very much depends on who you ask.

            PFF had them ranked 16th, but remember PFF had Matt Slauson as one of the best interior OL in the NFL and yet nobody would even give up a 7th round pick for him. https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-ranking-all-32-offensive-lines-this-season/

            Football outsiders had them 7th in run blocking and 12th in pass blocking. Pass blocking was just looking at sack percentage, though, which is very misleading. I don’t really understand how they calculate the run blocking. http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ol

            Overall I think it’s really hard to quantify OL play. But in general my eyes told me they had little push in the run game and Cutler consistently had to avoid pressure when dropping back to pass. Maybe I was being too hard on them, but I don’t think you’ll hear many people who break down the film saying they had a good OL.

          • MB30SD

            That’s the thing… they were good for us (taking into account the last oh, 5-6 years)

          • I’d say both 2013 and 2014 were better. 2013 for sure, 2014 IMO.

            There’s certainly a lot of potential in this line. If Grasu, Leno, and Whitehair all pan out, all of a sudden that’s a damn good and young line.

            But if even one of them don’t, the depth behind them is scary thin. What if 2 don’t?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Let’s get through waiver wire season before we deem them “scary thin”

          • CanadaBear

            The only thing I can say in the OL’s defense is there wasn’t a WR that needed doubling (once the injuries started piling up) and led to a lot of defenders around the LOS.

          • MB30SD

            Good point

          • Think you were/are being to hard on the OL.

            Like you said, they had to jumble personnel together in a all-knew system with a heavy dose of Langford and Carey (not to mention Miller instead of Bennett, and Alshon known for his run blocking being inj, again).

            I would say they were about avg to above avg, which when considering the aforementioned, is not too shabby.

            I think they will be about that lvl again, but if Whitehair, Leno and Massie pan out, then the Oline can def be elite.

            (I don’t count Grasu)

  • McClellin’s “initial work in the team’s system has come at defensive end, which is an indication that the Patriots, unlike the Bears, aren’t ready to give up on his pass-rushing skills on the line of scrimmage.”

    Shea as a DE. I feel like we’ve seen this before, and it doesn’t end well.

    Glad it’s NE fans’ problem now and not ours.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4793513/running-back-questions-loom-after-patriots-spring-practices

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    GP Fun news:

    Von Miller is pissed he was offered $5M less than Fletcher Cox, he has taken to going through his Instagram photos on his feed, and cropping Horse Face Elway out of them. Go look.

    Broncos are having quite the Super Bowl off season. Sanchise it!

    • MB30SD

      That’s fucking inane. What a child.

      …so, when are we calling him to offer him another option?

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        haha, you know Fox is thinking about it even just a little.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          $60M guaranteed. All it will take. You can go McPhee-Miller, M&M

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            I’m not going to lie to you. The NFC North would be put on fucking notice. Of course, he’d have to get his number from some white linebacker on our team who tries really hard.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Fuck, Butkus would unretire 51 and hand it to him. Butkus thinks number retiring is for pansies anyway.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            some things in life you can’t overthink. Pace will think of professional security and playing it safe and will talk about the process. Von Miller is healthy and is a generational talent.
            That would be an epic move and would fucking ignite the city. Instant monsters of the midway talk. Guys blitzing from all angles. Meat monsters and assassins running around. Opposing OC’s urinating in pants. Guys jumping offsides, qb’s with happy feet. oh boy that would be insanity.

          • Ososfan

            We can only dream…..sigh.

          • MB30SD

            I’m fucking in! Let’s do this!!!

          • Miller over Moe?

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            oh hell yes. Lock up Miller for years. They’re going to be doing NFL Films type programs about this guy.

          • SC Dave

            Von Miller is no Dick Butkus.

          • MB30SD

            Noone us dick butkus…they ain’t made like that no mo

          • Ososfan

            McPhee is in record saying he wished to play with Miller and he respects his game a lot

          • MB30SD

            Let’s do this! What’s still in the till?

          • We have the cap. I don’t think I would mind handing Miller the $ since he’s like a young Pep, but I don’t think I would be able to give him the $$$ AND the #1rd draft pick horseface will demand.

        • EnderWiggin

          could you imagine- in one offseason. Going from McPhee being our best starting LB too our worst?

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            It will never happen but if it did it would send shockwaves throughout the NFL.

      • Ososfan

        As soon as we can, hopefully! Pay the man, with the Bears though.

    • Ososfan

      Lmao Sanchise to victory!

  • Marquess Wilson broken foot, likely to begin season on PUP. That means he can’t practice until week 7 at the earliest.

    Golden chance for some other young guys to steal his spot.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      haha, you have got to be fucking kidding me. BRAVERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God damnit kid, stop picking your nose and get in the fucking game.

    • Sactowns#1

      A) I doubt he goes on the Pup list in August.
      B) When do we pull the plug on this experiment?

      • I see no reason to cut him now. You’d have to give him an injury settlement paying him through the point at which he’d be healthy anyway.

        Why not hang on to him until then, just in case one of your top guys gets hurt and/or the rest of the depth guys suck?

        • Irish Sweetness

          He’s the man that never was. Make space for ballers, cut bait.

    • CanadaBear

      It’s 12 weeks until the start of the season. Not that he would be ready by then but I think he should be ready shortly after that. Not sure about PUP.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Some guys that could instantly step in and be better than Wilson:
    1. Andre Johnson’s old ass
    2. Anquan Boldin
    3. Marques Colston
    4. Roddy White
    5. Malcolm Floyd
    6. Dwayne Bowe
    7. Andre Roberts
    8. Even Greg Jennings

    • You’re looking for a 4th WR. You don’t want some old dude. You want a young guy you can develop to contribute on ST now and take on a bigger role in the future.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        haha, bullshit, not when you probably won’t have a TE after week 3.

        • MB30SD

          You’re being generous… sadly. I really like miller. Hope he can stay healthy all year, as much from him as for us

          • MB30SD

            See dave, this is what I don’t get. Miller is a guy I’ll back erra time. Not cause he’s a sure thing, cause he’s prolly the opposite of that, but because when he is given a shot and stays healthy he blows it up and blows away our expectations. And he’s a good team guy. Why back dogshit when you can back a true underdog

          • SC Dave

            I’ll stick with Alshon, who you obviously consider a true underdog as well.

          • MB30SD

            Nah, i consider him to have bad work e-tick and questionable character. Well, wait, no he is an underdog..to play all season with out becoming a dustraction/cancer, yes.

            We’ll see this year i guess. what am i… 4-0 playing this game with you now?

            I’ll more than happily eat public crow

          • BearDown100393

            The Dravecky of Tight Ends.

      • That would be a list of guys you consider calling if Alshon and/or White go down in camp for the season now.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Colston and Jennings are shot. SHOT. So is Bowe.

      Go watch Bridgewater trying to throw to Jennings in those Vikes games. He was done. Muhsin Muhammed done.

      All Wilson needs to do is spell White. He showed flashes of being able to run crossing routes. He puts up or shuts up this year.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        Bowe was in Cleveland though at the end. Maybe he was just sad.

        • There’s def something fucking wrong with Bowe.

          Two teams gave him every chance, and he fucking blew it unequivocally.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        remember Moose not fucking tackling Kelvin Hayden in the Superbowl? what a cunt.

      • Bender McLugh

        crossing routes that Boldin could run in his sleep and catch everything

        • MB30SD

          You and me baby

    • Graveyard of WRs.

      I’d rather roll with the cheap WR with upside.

      Also, Wilson made some clutch catches, didn’t he, if I can remember correctly.

      That’s all he’s gotta do a la Bennett.

      He doesn’t need to catch 90 balls (unless Alshon goes down again), but just has to make those clutch catches to move the chains.

      • edit. Didn’t read Wilson being out.

        Ok. Mhmmmm. Still rather see what we have in youngins including Bellamy.

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          Joe Anderson?

          • I would. Bring all the young hungry WRs in.

            Guys who work out to Rocky.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            training montage followed by heavy steroid use?

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          I like Bellamy I guess.

          • It’s tempting to bring in guys Andre Johnson or Boldlin, dudes who have been proven studs for so long, but it’s like cutting off the ex for sex.

            At some point, gotta decide the baggage aint worth the bang, and that it is time to turn the page for new younger prospects…

          • MB30SD

            Pot, is that you??

            You fucked her didn’t you, you dirty bastard

          • Irish Sweetness

            Boldin is 35 ….

    • MB30SD

      You guys KNOW I looooooves me some anquan!!

      Erra time people said washed up, the dude had a career year, or at least put on an unexpected show. Maybe he’s done, but fuck letting him go to Detroit

    • Irish Sweetness

      Jets have a couple we could look at.

  • Ososfan

    Waffle, say what you will but I believe Braverman will contribute ALOT for the squad this year all articles talking about him say that he only needs some tweaks in techniques regarding being a slot guy and his guy will go through the roof!

    • If Braverman can take over the Mariani white role, that’d be a win right there (though I will miss Mariani’s hot wife)

      Never know. Sometimes scrappy white guys pan out

      (Waddle! who Jimbo once called “slow, small and friendly”)

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Asked if he plans to be at the start of training camp in July, Jeffery said, ”That’s the goal. But that’s between Mr. Pace and my agent.”
    Uh, wait a minute. That sounds like holding out unless there is a long term deal. Am I missing something here?

    • MB30SD

      I want emojis for this blog so badly

    • No holdout. He already signed the tender for this year.

      Guys who hold out don’t sign the tender.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        what does that statement mean then?

        • MB30SD

          Let me translate….

          “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!”

          • SC Dave

            He cannot compete with your whining. Shut the fuck up already… it’s soooo goddamn tedious

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha… you are a very angry man dave.

            For the sake of the kids in your neighborhood I pray thee has no lawn.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            i am starting to wonder if he might have a hole in his basement….

          • MB30SD

            Imma stop fucking with him. He takes shit too seriously and that wasn’t ever the intent.

        • Nothing. He was just saying “that’s the plan” about everything. Had exact same statement about wanting a long-term deal in Chicago. It was just a bunch of nothing.

        • willbest

          It means he is deferring to his agent on the best course of action, and it came out wrong.
          Cox didn’t sign his tender but apparently he showed up to be around the team for voluntaries and made like he fully intended to play just on his new deal rather than the tag.
          Von Miller has taken the banging on the floor with his hands and feet approach.

      • SC Dave

        Don’t confuse the haters with facts.

    • SC Dave

      There are some insane Alshon haters on this blog. I suggest, as I will personally commence as of this post, treating that as trolling. For that is exactly what it is.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        I’m being serious. The comment is confusing. Alshon misspoke I think. He wouldn’t hold out after signing the tender because that would cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars I think.

        • Scharfinator

          Misspoke is my suspicion as well.

      • MB30SD

        Awwww, I’m not a troll dave. Although it’s been fun trololololololoing you.

        You need to check out a meditation class my maings. I’m just fucking with you dude

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Wilson’s broken foot ends his career.

    Jeffery
    White
    Royal
    Mariani
    Bellamy
    Braverman

    I don’t see Meredith getting it done.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      our “Caucasian quota” is way over the preferred level which is 0.

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        What are we, the Celtics?

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          haha. If I must have whites I must have Ed McCaffrey, Jordy Nelson, hell even Brian Hartline types.

          • SC Dave

            Cut Cutler then, eh, and Long while you’re at it

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            I will post my Non Whites policy again. Cutler and Offensive linemen are exempt in most cases.

          • MB30SD

            Miller

          • SC Dave

            ( del)

          • Ah, the Brian Hartline Waffle #ff year…

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            I blew my wad on cutty and forte

    • willbest

      I doubt that, but it does mean he is going to be making the vet min next year, with the token $10k signing bonus. Hope he was smart with his money.

    • CanadaBear

      Maybe with the Bears. Never know. Vet min for sure next year, wherever that may be.

    • Amazing. Seeing his college highlights, all the potential was there.

      He needed some heft, but his body perhaps just can’t hold up to NFL rigors.

  • Somebody was talking about it yesterday. Jones is officially an OLB now.

    Whee. He can get cut as an OLB then.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2016/06/15/christian-jones-embracing-move-to-outside-linebacker-for-chicago-bears/aovbb7s/

    • SC Dave

      But wait… he and Bostic were…. oh never mind… Okay, I’ll write it.

      Not White. And hence The Guys To Keep.

      • CanadaBear

        Dave you take all this stuff too literally. I get your frustration but half of the shit on here is just people fucking around trying to entertain us or themselves. I’m quite certain most of us are sure that Bostic, Greene, CD and Jones all suck moose wang. It’s a just a matter of opinion who sucked the most moose wang.

        • MB30SD

          I loves me some Jones canada.

          He’s basically Lawrence taylor….

          …compared to CD, conte, etc…

          • CanadaBear

            I want to like him but he underperforms on a consistent basis.

          • MB30SD

            I was just mussin. He’s been a huge disappointment. He definitely looked the part. If I had to pick one of those shit bombs that I thought would pull it out, it would have been him.

            Now, he is a guy I can see going to another team and at least contributing. I am curious to see how he does at olb, where he was a beast in college (although he seemed more like a 4-3 linebacker and not a rush end to me)

          • CanadaBear

            That’s basically where I’m at with him. He had a couple of decent games early in his career and I thought he had some promise. Unlike CD, he will play downhill but it seems like he rarely has a clue where he’s supposed to be.

          • MB30SD

            Yeah, he may very well just be too dumb to plan in the nfl canada, which is sad cause he 100% looked the part coming out of FS

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        gonna trade Jones to Pats for a 7th rounder

  • Irish Sweetness

    Well, I was never a fan, but that’s hard on Wilson, and us. He gone.

    I thought we were light at receiver before that happened, but expectations have to be reduced now. Still, it’s a shot for Braverman to become a (very) little star.

    Coach Fox on the situation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75ItnrVHLKo

    Free agents are few and far between now.

    There’s basically Seyi Ajirotutu 6’3,215, (29), Chris Owusu 6’0, 200,(26), Hakeem Nicks 6’1, 208, (28).

    http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2016WR.php

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Straight from the SMMFH files:

    I’m driving home tonight and pull up at a red light. A group of teens is next to me. Front passenger fucking playing around with a Glock.

    #WeWereABlockFromThePoliceStation

    • MB30SD

      Brutal

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        Chi-town baby.

        • MB30SD

          Chiraq

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Chi-Raqqa

    • willbest

      Well if he is a teen he did not obtain the gun legally, so you were a witness to a felony. Did you call it in?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Watching Al Jazeera this morning (only other option is Fox, and they don’t do news other than Trump/Clinton/Dr. Manny) … massive NATO build-up on Russian Borders. WTF?

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Trac, i’m doing this because I’ve got to knock some sense into you. You’re starting to go off the deep end man.
    G4S Security does all sorts of security work. This fucking dork was a god damned security guard and has been since 2007. He was a confused, angry, pathetic piece of shit. Please don’t give him the fucking credit of being some sort of conspiracy theory, some fucking specialist highly trained to orchestrate some fucking global end game. He was a fucking loser security guard that beat his wife, wanted to bang dudes, failed as a muslim in the eyes of his father, couldn’t even bang with the help of MB’s favorite app GRINDR, found to be awkward by classmates, etc. He was a man without a home so he attached himself to the cause of Jihad to try to mean something. Get a grip brother.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/hidden-camera-video-shows-orlando-000000954.html

    #becauseFlorida
    #gayforBaghdadi
    #Daddyareyoufinallyproudofme?

    • Irish Sweetness

      This. ISIS and ‘terrorist attacks’ getting associated with loner psychos is irresponsible and dangerous. Trump-Muppet jumps all over it! I’m no fan of Hillary’s, but it’s unthinkable such a reactionary like Trump gets the top spot.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        I’m more referring to Trac somehow thinking that the G4S security company had something to do with this which is what he intimated a few days ago.

        • MB30SD

          Drones and grindr…

          The truth is out there mulder!

          Now can you also please send dave a full bottle of Xanax from some shady online Mexican pharmacy?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            He’s a Texan that drives a raptor, hates Israel and watches Iranian websites for NATO troop movements and listens to RT.

            That shit makes no fucking sense.

          • MB30SD

            Jesus christ (see what I did there). The dude has just fucking gone crazy. Wtf?!?!

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            The world has gone crazy, dood. We got gators eating toddlers and Trump in the lead. It’s time to break the Land Rover Defender out and start adding the metal plating to the windows.

          • Scharfinator
          • MB30SD

            Too soon

          • Scharfinator

            Pfft – why? Because it is reported? If we didn’t joke about things because someone was poorly affected by them, we could never joke about anything.

          • MB30SD

            Talk to dave about that one.

            Shit, I already broke my promise not to trolololololololoooooooo him.

          • Scharfinator

            Lol, I think he just gets salty about the Bears. A little too invested in the team – unless they’re paying him?

          • CanadaBear

            I’m pretty sure Dave gets salty about more things than just the Bears.

          • MB30SD

            Nah, he’s had a rough go and seems to just be a gruff dude. I get it, life’s fucking rough man. It’s ok, I don’t begrudge him anything anyway, I’m sure we’d get along famously in person

          • MB30SD

            Fuck, maybe you’re right.

            And that’s disney thing is so brutal, fuck I can’t even imagine that

          • 1984
          • 1984

            Smh…really

          • MB30SD

            I don’t even know what to make of you any more man. Are you kidding are you serious are you crazy. Totally baffled… I’ll admit.

            I hope this is all just a big joke and that you’ve just assumed an Andy kauffman-like alter ego to fuck with us… and that you’re ok man. I have no clue any more

          • 1984

            Let’s just say that I now know why every major college in the U.S. has stopped offering History as a major.

            #basketweavingforevraone!

          • MB30SD

            Suuuuure.

            Ok so fucking loonybin it is!!

            Oh and I guess add antisemite to that as well! Yaaay!

          • 1984

            This kinda semite? Uh yeah.

            “Goyim(gentiles) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,” he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat. Quote-Rabbi Yosef

            (Rabbi Ovario Yosef)“He was the rabbi of all the Jewish people, not just of one sector,” said Tel Aviv’s Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.

            http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2013/10/08/rabbi-ovadia-yosef-was-no-spiritual-leader/

            One of Satan’s chosen? You betcha.

          • That Guy

            If you’re going to slander someone, at least spell his name right. R’ Ovadia Yosef. A brilliant scholar of Sefardi Jewish history, a former chief Rabbi of Israel, and something of a religious extremist.

            As to the quote? Its not about enslaving the gentiles. Its about asking your neighbor to flip a light switch on for you Friday night.

          • 1984

            I knew you were going to pull this NB, go tell it to your volcano god. Lets just call him the dead racist rabbi. Is that better?

          • 1984

            Sigh…

        • willbest

          Other than their Rotherham impersonation, the security company seems clean. They should have moved to get his security license revoked, but didn’t want the discrimination lawsuit.

          • 1984

            Seems clean? As in fast and furious clean? GS4$ has been under scrutiny for crimes against humanity in Gaza against Palestinians for torture and murder. Why is it the rest of the world knows this but Americans? For every Jew that has died in Israel, 1000 palestinians have been killed. America is funding the nightmare these people are having to suffer through and that really bothers me. I used to buy the propaganda until I started testing the bullshit we’re being fed.

          • MB30SD

            Holt shit… Dude… dude… wtf is wrong with you man? Don’t get me fucking started on this bullshit you whack job. Wtf happen to you trac. You’ve gone loonybins. Smh

          • Irish Sweetness

            Wait, 1984 is Trac ??? You fuckers changing your handles is killing me.

          • That Guy

            Okay, the pics on yahoo aren’t even all “Palestinian,” just random blown up buildings somewhere in the middle east. And the pick of the guy sitting and crying is just obviously staged. Ask yourself where these pictures were taken considering the Palestinians aren’t constantly saying they don’t have the cash and materials to construct buildings of the scope and density depicted in a lot of those shots.

            There have definitely been Israeli rockets targeted at Gaza and other Palestinian territories, and we can debate how justified those various rocket strikes are. But at least get some legitimate pictures first. The Palestinian propaganda machine is not known for verifying their facts.

            As for the Jewish kid dressed like Arafat? I remember when that happened. Put a black kid in a KKK uniform at the next black lives matter rally and watch how quickly police get him out of there. They were protecting that kid from getting himself killed.

            Don’t think mainstream media screws this stuff up? Google “Tuvia Grossman.” The New York Times reported about a Palestinian boy who was beaten bloody by an Israeli solider. Except the boy was a Jewish kid from Chicago. The soldier was screaming at the Palestinian gang that had just jumped him and left him bleeding in the street. The picture is still used to this day for propaganda sites.

    • Yup, just a closeted confused self-hating loser.

      This ain’t no Timothy McVeigh.

    • willbest

      Odd statement considering how attractive his wives are, and the fact that the second one is probably going to jail forever as an accessory to mass murder. Also, if the guy was alone, 50 dead and 50 wounded is a morbidly impressive feat.

      The crazies don’t bring a dozen preloaded 30 round magazines. Guy clearly knew what he was doing despite all the hand waving being done. And his anti American views go back 15 years at a min.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        He’s a new case study that’s for sure.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          I am blaming violent video games.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Can we trace post-modern violence back to Grand Theft Auto?

            I feel like I was changed somehow the first time I got out of my ride to beat up a prostitute with a baseball bat.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            but you only did it because you needed to build up your bankroll to buy that bazooka in case your assassination mission went south and you needed to escape the Army and get to a garage to get your car painted to get to your safe house.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            is it time for a song?

          • MB30SD

            Jes plees

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            The Troll Song


            And when I asked for a separate chat room
            It was late at night, and we’d been fighting since noon
            But if I’d known how that would troll-lo-lo you
            I would have stayed online for the rest of my life
            Just to prove I was right
            That it’s harder to be sane than crazy
            And you shouldn’t try to mix the two
            ‘Cause if you do it and you convince nobody
            Then you know that the problem is you

            And it’s false that Joos stole your pension
            And it’s also false that they reset the map
            But when you said that I wasn’t worth talking to
            I had to take your word on that

            But if you’d known how that would sound to readers
            You would have taken it back

            And boxed it up and buried it in the ground
            Boxed it up and buried it in the ground
            Boxed it up and buried it in the ground
            Burned it up and thrown it away

            You put in writing a loaded gun
            And then told us not to fire it
            When you did the things you said were up to us
            And then accused us of trying to fuck you up

            But you’ve always been a waste of my time
            It’s always been a drag
            So take a deep breath and count back from ten
            And maybe you’ll be alright

            And nobody here said you had to stick around
            But if you’re tired of reading this screed, I guess I am
            But you’ve always been a waste of my time
            It’s always been a drag
            So take a deep breath and count back from ten
            And maybe you’ll be alright

          • MB30SD

            You need to give us the sung to the tune of… line before these, otherwise their greatness is not utilized properly

          • MB30SD

            Oh, and +1027 blog points

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Liz Phair
            Divorce Song

          • MB30SD

            Liz. Phair.

            I maaaan have to consider taking points back.

            Does that make me a misogynistic neanderthal?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Jess

            Also considering I know Liz please tread light

          • MB30SD

            Oh, I’m sure her music is amazing and she’s obviously highly talented and very successful and popular… she’s just not my bag baby.

            It’s me liz, not you.

            …and you know I have to ask… know in the biblical sense?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Just socially

            Though I wish

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            always had a crush on LIz. Badass rock chick

          • MB30SD

            IF we’re making the video game argument… I would think FPS games are MUCH more to blame. Gta was so ridiculous it was obviously fantasy.

            Now the games we play are military based, allow you to ‘train’ with a bevy of real and imagines military weapons and simulate urban battle situations. All that with realistic blood and gore kills… including knife kills. The military actually uses the same games we play to train new recruits themselves.

            Now that said, I haven’t gone out and killed 50 people and certainly don’t feel the urge, so I’m chalking it up to once a fucking lunatic ways a lunatic.

      • Bender McLugh

        so much wrong with your assertions, good lord.

        • MB30SD

          Lay it down yo

          • willbest

            He can’t, which is why he didn’t’.

    • 1984

      When I say I don’t trust the news, that doesn’t mean I am saying everthing that is being reported is false. All it takes is a little lie here or there mixed in with truth to contaminate what actually happened. GS4, who he worked for(largest military security contractor in the world by some sources) is a very scary organization and the fact that he worked for them presents huge problems to the credibility of the story we’re being fed. Using the media’s logic, he was a registered democratic so does that mean we should ban all democrats? Divide and conquer tactics are being deployed by them and others GP. That is a fact.

  • Kelly Ortis
    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Jelly Orifice. Nice name.

      • Scharfinator

        Where else would you put jelly?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Classic Fox news.

    Flicking through channels and the Fox suits are dismayed at the usual gun control talk post-Orlando.
    Panel is arm-flapping and throwing incredulous looks at each other.

    “What next? Do we ban pots and pans too?”

    You have to hand it to Fox, they’re Johnny-on-the-spot with logical analogies.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      O’Reilly and another host the other day broke ranks. When you watch shows with panels nothing good can happen.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Well their whole spiel is done with three+ people on a couch, it’s not really a panel. Fox is just depressing. It’s very sanctimonious, universally wrong, and very very white.

    • Sactowns#1

      It’s amazing gthat nobody ever brings up the ban on sawed off shotguns that been in effect for 70+ years. In fact the reason for banning them was the amount of damage they were able to inflict in a short period of time.

  • beninnorcal

    Banning semi-automatic rifles would only be a feel-good measure for those who rammed it thru. In reality, more people are killed by hands and fists annually than by all rifles.
    Also, even if you did somehow manage to keep them out of the wrong hands(yeah right), the bad guys will still find a way. Couple years back a mass-shooter in Norway managed to take out 70+ souls with a bolt-action rifle.
    If it’s the will of the masses to ban some guns or repeal 2A, then so be it. But there will always be people shooting eachother in this country either way.
    Call me an insensitive prick for talking about such things after such a horrible tragedy, I’m only responding to the discussion at hand.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      How do you explain Austrailia’s perfect correlation between very strict gun laws and precipitous drop in gun violence?

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        I’m all for amending and strengthening overall gun laws, qualification processes, bans on certain weapons etc but it’s frustrating when no one will touch the socio-economic and racial component of gun violence in America.
        When we compare other countries to our own it’s apples to oranges. The US is very unique and thus our problems are our own and can’t be compared to other countries.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          Our poverty is not unique.
          Blacks are a minority that other nations have.
          The nation most analogous to the US in many ways is South Africa.
          Xenophovia over the Muslim population has gripped the UK but far less mass shootings per capita

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Poverty is definitely not unique but our poverty is a drop in the bucket to other countries.

            South Africa is a pretty violent place.

            I think we could cut down noticeably on violent crime by increasing the fuck out of sentencing, cracking down HARD on existing weapons by “inspiring” people to turn in illegal weapons and passing common sense legislation moving forward that is more selective on who can own a weapon. Make conceal carry tough to get and the penalty for carrying illegally a mandatory sentence.

          • Big Mike

            Poverty alone isn’t the issue. Poverty surrounded by wealth, that’s the kick in the dick that gets people people pissed off.

          • Sactowns#1

            You will not be able to pass punitive measures to get yourself out of this. How do you react when someone tries to motivate you with negative consequences?
            Give people hope that we will not forever be on this concentration of wealth cycle. With no opportunities to better ones station in life what motivation is there? Jail isn’t that bad of an option for some people. Whats the real difference? So motivate people by providing opportunities and a path to get out of poverty. Idk if we’ll ever be able to stop the lone nutjob but a media blackout of the shooters identies would help.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Looking at a picture of an AR-15 here … guys …..freedom is a beautiful thing, on that we can all agree …. but it should be illegal for EVERYONE to own one of those things. And as I see its inventor, Eugene Stoner said : it wasn’t meant for civilians. Background checks, psychological or otherwise, don’t account for the guy that finally ‘loses it’. There but for the grace of God go I.

          • MB30SD

            It’s not that similar although there are certainly similarities. Long discussion..

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            super long and would yield no fruit. It’s not that I don’t care but my thoughts mean nothing to our leaders.

          • 1984

            And who has been stealing all the gold and mineral resources while society in S.A. crashes and burns? Oops…there I go again.

          • Sactowns#1

            Please come back to reality at any time.

        • Big Mike

          Poor, frustrated, angry, mentally disabled, hungry, drunk people regardless of race should be banned. That would reduce gun violence.

      • beninnorcal

        Comparing the US and Austrailia is retarded. Firstly, they never really had much of a gun violence problem to begin with. Nor, did they ever have anywhere near the amount of guns we have. Secondly, they live on an island. That’s important because it means they don’t border Mexico, a border that we control oh-so-well, as you know.

        • beninnorcal

          Truthfully, a large-scale gun ban in the US, would probably make some kind of difference, noticeable anyway. May save a few thousand lives a year. But my hunch is that we would still be a world leader in such violence amongst first-world countries. Then we’d know for sure it’s not just the guns, it’s some other shit that we’re all probably too uncomfortable to ask ourselves.

          • In a capitalist society, you’re always gonna have “have” and “have nots”, and in our civilization, they interact.

            I was shocked when I went to NY. Not at all the glitz, but how close all walks live next to each other.

            One street is full of projects and cheap graveyards, next is limos and power ties.

            That has an effect on the “have nots”. It can create a deep seeded hatred, violence and discontent which usually explodes.

            As Langson Hughes once asked, “what happens to a dream deferred?”

            Well, I think our high murder and incarceration answers that.

            And with the erosion of the middle class more and more, I can only assume the discontent and violence will only rise, sadly.

            Guns are merely a tool to deal with this American discontent, like liquor, drugs or entertainment.

            Every Swiss citizen owns a high-powered gun, yet we don’t read about them going on murderous rampages.

          • Irish Sweetness

            This is the crux of the matter. What’s in a man’s heart. Nowhere do the rich and poor live as closely intertwined as Thailand. You’ll have one dude with his mansion on the beach, and a broke-ass family on the plot right next door living in a make-do tin shanty. Poverty lives beside wealth, everywhere. But those that don’t have, rarely take from those that do. Guns are freely available, I think even a gringo like me can own a .38. Gun crime? Dealers killing dealers. That’s it.

            Canada is right next door to you, and they have MORE guns than you do. They – as far as I know – don’t have the same problems. Maybe North American society is a society that needs to have its guns taken away, because it’s not working.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Isn’t a few thousand lives a year worth … I don’t klnow … anything?

            Aren’t lives worth more than an outdated ‘right’ to have weapons that is no longer relevant in a civilized society anyway?

        • Sactowns#1

          A) Your selectively ignoring facts is amazing
          B) Guns flow TO Mexico not from. One of the biggest proponents for gun control in the US are the Mexican citizens being killed by our guns.

          • beninnorcal

            You mean like the ones Trac is talking about? Kidding, kind of.
            I’m talking about if we were to ban said guns. The very fact that we aren’t an island and do such a fantastic job of protecting our borders.
            But you also make a fine point, the toothpaste is out of the tube. To anyone who suggests that we need to ban semi-auto rifles, of which there are millions in this country, I say good luck. It should only take you a few hundred years, at best. Not to mention, people can just make this shot themselves nowadays.

            Bottom line, Sac, the Austrailia and UK to US gun crime comparison is a joke and you know it.

          • Sactowns#1

            I don’t see people still using blunderbusses etc. If you ban the guns it will take 50 years or so until more than half of them are no longer operational and out of the market. Semi auto rifles would be hard to ban but it seems military style weaponry attracts a certain loon. But yes, handguns are the real plague and in my opinion should be HIGHLY regulated. The only purpose of a handgun is to kill a human and be able to conceal it.

          • beninnorcal

            You don’t see blunderbusses because technology had surpassed them. You DO see muskets from several hundred years ago that are fully operational if they were taken care of.
            Also, handguns are also made to kill humans that are trying to harm you and yours, which is a good enough reaon to own one, should you choose to.

          • Sactowns#1

            A handgun is a horrible choice for home defense as ANY knowledgeable gun expert will attest. So whats another excuse for owning handguns?

          • willbest

            not being at home.

          • Sactowns#1

            Again, if you can defend your home even better with a shotgun, why do people need hand guns?

          • beninnorcal

            A hand gun is a fine choice for home defense, not sure what your talking about.

          • Sactowns#1

            A shotgun is a vastly superior weapon for home defense. With shotguns widely available why does one need a handgun?

          • beninnorcal

            No it isn’t. Hand gun is much easier to wield, lighter, holds more rounds, shoots faster, easier hide/grab if needed.
            Really depends who you talk to.

          • CanadaBear

            Gotta side with Sac on this one. There is almost nothing more intimidating than a shotgun up close. Don’t have to be a good shot. I always kept one under the bed (along with a 38 spc in the night stand). If anyone ever broke into my house in the States, I had a plan. Call 911. Announce to the intruder you’ve called the cops, if he comes into the bedroom he’s a dead man and then shuck a shell into the chamber. I had insurance for all my things. BFD. After that announcement, if the intruder came into the bedroom he wouldn’t walk out. Fortunately I never had to put that plan into action.

            a 12 gauge shotgun with 00 buck has nine pellets. It’s the same as getting shot nine times from a 32 cal handgun. Most shotguns hold at least 5 rds. If more than 5 people invade your house at one time, you’re either the unluckiest sumbitch in town or you have a pretty shady past.

          • Sactowns#1

            Ha. You copied my recipe! 12 gauge next to my bed has 2 rounds OO buck, one slug, 2 more rounds OO. Never know when you might have to shoot through a wall or an engine block with that slug. lol

          • CanadaBear

            I was all 00 buck. Some idiot tried to break into my folks house when I was going to the local tech school. The parents were on vacation and I’d been pheasant hunting all day. It was late in the evening and I was cleaning my shotgun. He tried to force the back door. I yelled at the fucker and chambered a shell. That fucker was off the back porch and halfway down the alley in an instant.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Hmmm. I hate hypothetical arguments, especially on home invasions, as I’ve never known anyone to whom it’s actually happened, but play with this. Somebody grabs your kid upon being discovered, you’re standing there with a shotgun ….

          • Sactowns#1

            And the only working muskets you see are newer muzzle loaders in states that require black powder deer hunting. I’m an educated gun owner and I’m all for more regulations, even if it means giving up some of my guns.

          • willbest

            50 years? You can craft them in your garage on a machine you can buy for $5000. And unlike processing narcotics the neighbors won’t get suspicious.

          • Sactowns#1

            Do a lot of people have an extra $5k laying around? Do a lot of people on the southside of Chicago got that kind of coin? How many rounds will a plastic gun last? The throwing up of the hands and saying the genie is out of the bottle is a very intellectually lazy act.

          • beninnorcal

            People are making real alloy guns, Sac. Not everyone has the coin to make them, but there would certainly be a black market for the finished product.

          • Sactowns#1

            There will always be a black market for everything. No excuse not to regulate.

          • beninnorcal

            Regulate away then, Sac. But as I pointed out above, semiauto rifles are statistically insignificant when compared to other means of killing. I’ll stand by that. So it’ll be an uphill battle for you considering millions of people own these this yet more people are killed by hammers and clubs nearly two-fold. Should we regulate hammers and clubs better?

          • Sactowns#1

            Can you kill 50 people at a time with a hammer or club? Has it happened recently?
            And I don’t think banning self loading rifles is the answer. I think high regulation, mandatory classes, thorough background checks that may last a month or two and perhaps even gun owners insurance.

          • beninnorcal

            You probably can with a pressure cooker.

          • willbest

            The mills for metal aren’t far behind, and gangs running the drugs will have the capital.

          • CanadaBear

            Are you talking about making bullets or guns? Making bullets is a little trickier than you might think. My buddies did it for years making cast lead bullets. Sold a ton of them (literally) to the local law enforcement groups. You gotta know what you’re doing or they won’t feed properly. Most people won’t have the skill or patience to do this. Jacketed bullets feed brilliantly without many issues. Cast lead bullets are much more fussy. If the quality control isn’t spot on these bullets will jam fairly easily. If you’re talking about making guns, well I’m sorry but that’s just laughable.

          • willbest

            Bullets are far easier to smuggle though

          • CanadaBear

            Crazy heavy. Gotta account for that.

          • Sactowns#1

            I get the feeling that a lot of the people arguing against gun control don’t actually own or have much experience with guns. It’s interesting. I’m very mechanically inclined but I’ve had to take 2 different rifles to the gunsmith because I couldn’t figure out/fix the issue. I don’t think people understand how complex and difficult it would be to manufacture a firearm.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m probably less mechanically inclined than you and totally understand. Unless you’re a machinist most people don’t have the skills.

          • beninnorcal

            Sac, no offense, but everytime I have a ‘discussion’ with you on here I get a real condescing vibe from you.
            I’ve been around guns most of my life and am pretty mechanically-inclined as well. Not saying I could make a gun, but there are most-certainly people out there who can and do. It’s also a moot point because, as I pointed out earlier, ban or not, guns will be around in this country for a very long time.
            All I’m saying, just being a realist. Chill out with the moral-superiority, we’re just fellow fans who don’t see eye-to-eye.

          • Sactowns#1

            Apologies. But you have to start sometime and why not now? So guns will be around for 50 years, 100. It’s better than eternity.

          • beninnorcal

            Cheers, brother. I guess(re:why not now). But what happens during that time when all the law-abiders abide? Could get pretty ugly if you ask me. Even uglier for those who don’t abide.
            I’m just a dude, I really don’t matter in the grand scheme, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have my own personal thoughts and observations. Not a republican, don’t watch cable news, never voted for any two-party candidate in my life. Love my country and those that died for it and helped create it though.

            Any-hooooo, gotta crash, have a good one

          • Sactowns#1
          • MB30SD

            I’ve met him will, he’s a dick. ♡♡

          • googled “malkivich gun” and boom.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH2UqXZ6yOk

    • Big Mike

      The hands and fist comment sounds made up. This is a real statistic? My take is we have to take action try to eliminate these types of shootings. The outcry about eliminating combat rifles is a fair, but maybe not effective reaction/starting point etc. With any complex problem you always have to walk proposed solutions backwards and forwards to see likely impact and fallout. The real problem is the line in the sand drawn by the NRA, blind adherents to the 2nd amendment and politicians that are “owned” by both groups. A discussion cannot even be started without jumpint to extreme conclusions, or irrational ones. “Obama wants to take my guns away” Well maybe your a unstable moron and shouldn’t have a gun, maybe your not. Not everyone that has a gun, should have a gun. I think that’s a fairly safe statement. I don’t know how you figure out who shouldn’t have a gun. But again, start with the people you know shouldn’t have weapons and expand the net.

      My bottom line, we have to do something. It starts with smart people being able to talk about it.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        agreed, but It’s difficult to talk about it though because there are very uncomfortable realities that we as Americans would have to face. No politician wants to bring it up on the Left because it will anger the base and minorities and no politician on the right can have a common sense compromise put in place because of the blind loyalty to the fucking NRA and crazy ass, and in general white republican men who think the gov’t is somehow going to come get them.
        Your thought of figuring out who gets one and who doesn’t would be a firestorm if ever attempted.

        • Big Mike

          Right on. But that’s the problem and we’ve got to get past it. Conflict resolution 101. Start with where you can agree. Murdering people with guns is bad. Ok.. next..

          • Yes, but there is no next Mike.

            Next is “Ban all guns” . Nope.
            Ok. Next. “Ban assault rifles” . Less Nopey, but still nope.

            I learned long ago, if two parties don’t agree on a premise, no compromise can be reached.

            So for instance, if you say that the sky is blue, and some color blind guy claims its yellow, there is no ‘next’. That’s the end of the debate.

            In this issue “right to bear arms” is the premise.

            Left and right can not agree on what that actually means.

            That’s why there can be no compromise. Not yet. Something 9/11ish would have to override hardened stances (or on the flipside, the gov stepping way out of bounds).

            But, it’s not just right-wing bunker militiamen who are wary about giving up guns.

            I am not exactly a right-winger, and do not own a gun (except the magnum in my crotch) but I don’t really like the idea of U.S. citizens being banned from owning guns.

            I’m a student of history, and nearly EVERY gov has EVENTUALLY turned on its people.

            Furthermore, I do not like the militarization of the police and government agencies in general. I’m not donning the trac foil hat quite yet, but it’s alarming.

            I still remember Ruby Ridge and Waco, and let’s not forget Kent State, etc…

            But I’m a bit more pragmatic. I think I mentioned this b4, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a ban on ALL guns for a 25 yr period. See what happens.

            Even though this would make me a bit uncomfortable because of said government militarization.

          • willbest

            you can throw out the nearly. Every government eventually turns on its citizens. We sadly aren’t very good at maintaining sound civilizations. We build them up and then people go about wondering why we need this or that rule and eventually somebody demolishes a key pillar and down it goes.

          • Yes, I was being cautious with “nearly” since I couldn’t think of a single one, but maybe in some lost amazonian tribe the elders never violently oppressed their citizens.

            I admit, there might be levels too. Still, governments, ESP world powers, tend to turn on its citizens sooner or later. Might take a few 100 years, but it’s inevitable.

            Shoot, some southerners might have already thought this happened once and that it will happen again.

          • willbest

            My understanding is that those Southerners peg the war of Norther Aggression as the period where the US went from being a Federal government to an Empire with the South being the first occupied territory. But I think Trac might need to be consulted on that one.

          • Irish Sweetness

            But why is something written hundreds of years ago locked in eternity? If it doesn’t fly now, change it. If the Constitution demanded dwarves be thrown about every morning, would we still be doing it?

            They ignored the bit on only the government being allowed to create wealth anyway. ‘Coining’ was not meant to taken literally in that way.

          • MB30SD

            Exactly, it’s crap made for a time long gone

      • beninnorcal

        Hands and fist comment was totally not made up, here’s the data from 2013, most recent year I could find, rifles killed 285, hands/feet killed 686.
        https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_11_murder_circumstances_by_weapon_2013.xls#disablemobile
        Pretty well-known fact that almost no one gets killed by rifles. They just look really scary.

      • willbest

        Guns Rights people have every right to be distrustful of compromise. Social Conservatives compromised with defense of marriage act, and don’t ask don’t tell. Border enforcement was the compromise for amnesty in the 1980’s except the border wasn’t made secure. Didn’t work out for them. Militant adherence to ideology however has been remarkably successful the last 50 years or so.

        I guess Big Mike, if you want compromise you have to reward it. But we don’t.

        • Big Mike

          Interesting opinion.

        • SC Dave

          Compromising with the left virtually always means capitulation.

    • 1984

      Wait…who was it that GAVE high powered assault weapons to drug cartels? Hmm…

      #FastNfurious

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Anybody got a full body shot of the nutter’s wife? She have a nice ass?

    http://www.gossipextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/noor-salman2.jpg

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Hey MB –

    Here’s why Roger Waters has gotten all anti-joo and fighting with Bon Jovi and shit about Israel:

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/06/16/pink-floyds-roger-waters-reportedly-dating-friends-ex.html

    Palestinian poon.

    • Bender McLugh

      have you seen her in interviews at all? holy hell is she a beeeooootch

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        For a 70 year old geez divorced 7 times, she’s a piece of ass.

        • Bender McLugh

          good point…….until she talks. Turrible!

    • BearDown100393

      Roger Waters vs Bon Jovi. Another Celebrity Death Match.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Old Jon wins that with a can of hairspray and a lighter.

  • beninnorcal

    Big Mike, in case you didn’t see my response below, I wasn’t making up the rifles vs hands feet stat. Hands and feet killed quite a bit more than rifles.
    https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_11_murder_circumstances_by_weapon_2013.xls#disablemobile

    • Sactowns#1

      Are you able to kill 50 people at a time with your hands an feet? Are you secretly Bruce Lee?

      • beninnorcal

        I’m not going to say that crazy people and terrorists should have them, that’s what needs to be figured out. But Sac, there are MILLIONS of these guns in the hands of regular folks and, as you can see, next to no one shoots people with them.

        • beninnorcal

          And I do not own one, but I also don’t think they’re the problem. The problem is somewhere between the ears of you Roof’s, Lanza’s, and Mateen’s(or whatever his name is).

          • CanadaBear

            I agree Ben but the problem with assault rifles is the capacity to keep shooting with high capacity clips. Assault rifles aren’t used in target competitions and I’ve never seen anyone using one for hunting. They are designed for one thing and they are highly effective at that. I’ve shot them before and they are truly fun to shoot. I get that part of it. Also, most Dems like guns too. That’s a major reason this has gone on forever.

          • beninnorcal

            I would really love to continue this conversation but also work nights and have to crash. But I really don’t think it’s the guns. After terrible shit like this happens, everyone starts arguing about why. The guns may be a good ‘means’ but the why part is what I find more disturbing.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            crazy going to be crazy. if someone is crazy enough to kill a bunch of people they will find a way to kill a bunch of people, guns or no guns.

          • CanadaBear

            I agree but without guns it’s pretty hard to kill or wound 100 people at one time.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            not if you are motivated.

          • CanadaBear

            Fair enough.

          • MB30SD

            Bombs are easy to make… all you need is the innerness and a home and garden store. Isnt that what McVeigh did?

          • beninnorcal

            That’s all I’m sayin’

          • But crazies should at least have to WORK for it. I mean, if this dude had to save up all kinds of $, go through seedy underground networks in which he himself might get killed, then have to train in some underground bunker, then ok, he must’ve really hated gays. But can’t just go to the local walmart buy all that shit, then go to closest firing range to train.

            It’s America. No free lunch!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            point is as MB pointed out earlier, bombs are easy to make. look at the devastation a couple $100 did at the Boston marathon, and those were very simple devices.

          • Bombs I would think require a bit more energy than just going to local gun shop.

            1st of all, most ppl don’t just know how to make bombs. So likely they must go online and see how.

            That in itself would be an extra barrier or something the FBI can maybe track, esp if a suspect is on a watch list.

            Then, they have to purchase materials like a meth maker which can be further evidence if under surveillance. Enough perhaps to make an arrest.

            Naturally a motivated radical will find ways, but maybe we can make it a bit tougher.

            Dunno. Then it goes right back to “right to bear arms”

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            I am in agreement with you that it should be a more difficult to buy a gun than it is now, better background checks, longer waiting period, mandatory training, etc.

            Bombs are a lot easier than you think to make. 5 minutes of googling at a wifi hot spot to find out how so not easily traced.

            I have everything in my house right now to make the pressure cooker bombs that were used in Boston, except an explosive. That’s how common most of the stuff is. This time of year it is easy to get an explosive without anyone noticing, just stop by a roadside fireworks stand.

          • Irish Sweetness

            The IRA bombed Britain to the bargaining table with fertiliser.

          • Irish Sweetness

            In the early days of the net I remember the Jolly Roger Cookbook going about. That would probably get you lifted/put on a watch list now. There was everything in there.

          • Irish Sweetness

            But it’s a WHOLE lot easier when guns are so readily available …. although this doesn’t seem to happen over the border in Canada. That opens up another can of worms.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            it happens in Canada also. just not covered as much in news, 1/10 of the population of the U.S. so my guess is less crazies.

        • Sactowns#1

          to say that strict regulations shouldn’t be implemented because a majority of people are responsible is ridiculous. Cars, planes, prescription drugs etc are all highly regulated even though the majority of people are responsible. You know why? Because it only takes one idiot to ruin a life.

          • beninnorcal

            What are we talikng about here? I can deal with a few more regs, but I’m speaking every Dem’s wet dream which is a ban of said weapons.

          • Sactowns#1

            Required gun safety classes for new buyers and THUROUGH background checks. Ie akin to what they do for LE hiring candidates. Will the cost be high? Yes. Is it worth it to society? Yes.

          • beninnorcal

            Sac, I could probably get behind some of this, although I don’t find it entirely realistic as you pointed out.

          • willbest

            This guy was thoroughly background checked.

          • Sactowns#1

            Really? With a psych eval, talking to people he knows etc. Our “background checks” are really just criminal records checks. We need to be much more thorough.

          • willbest

            The FBI investigated him twice, the state of florida at least once, and his employer.

            How often do you need to pass a psych eval? What if he is an ass, but not violent? Should that preclude a person. There is a Trump sign down the street and this neighbor of mine bitches endlessly about it. Should she be allowed to torpedo that home owners gun rights because of her political disagreement?

            Plus, you are dealing with a constitutional right, so not only can it not be expensive, it has to be expedient too. the 8 weeks it took IL to get me my FOID card was unacceptably long.

            I mean at the end of the day I know you just want to get rid of the second amendment, but if you are willing to compromise for this massive infrastructure are you willing to increase your taxes for it, or pull it from social safety net programs to accomplish it?

            And of course there is always the issue that criminals don’t care about the laws and there are a half billion guns in circulation.

          • Devil’s Advocate

            It’s not about “getting rid of” the 2nd Amendment. It’s about the novel concept that it guarantees an INDIVIDUAL right to own a gun – which is a recent development, as a lawyer like yourself should know. And it’s about the part about “A well regulated militia…” being completely ignored. It is perfectly reasonable for a person to interpret the 2nd Amendment guaranteeing the right of a well-regulated militia being the context wherein a citizen can “bear arms,” and not outside of that context.

            That’s the argument about the 2nd Amendment. Anyone with half a brain knows that there’s no way we’ll ever pass another Amendment to the Constitution, let alone repealing the 2nd.

          • Irish Sweetness

            But the Federal Reserve Act could be easily repealed and instantly make everything better, right kids?

          • MB30SD

            Agree

          • Yes, but are ppl willing to pay more taxes for more bureaucracy?

          • willbest

            Will it be any more effective than the security company was in not reporting his behavior when a coworker brought it to their attention?

            Do people realize that Sac’s background check system is going to disproportionately affect blacks and Hispanics?

          • Devil’s Advocate

            He was not background checked to purchase his Sig, no. No one is. There are no background checks for long guns. Period.

            The only thing close to a background check for a long gun is states where you have to get a separate firearms owner’s permit before purchasing any firearm. And, given you can get a permit and years later buy a gun, that sort of check doesn’t stop someone who’s gone off the deep end mentally or politically.

          • willbest

            You are trying to generalize the particular case. THIS guy was a licensed security guard. Moreover he had been investigated by the FBI twice for suspected ties to terrorist. He obviously passed both times or they would have done something about it.

          • MB30SD

            He was on the terror watch list with domestic violence incidents in the system. .. should be instant disqualification for purchase of anything north of a sharp fucking butter knife

          • willbest

            Was he convicted of domestic violence or was it just an accusation by the ex-wife during a divorce proceeding which is actually a litigation strategy.

          • MB30SD

            Not sure maings… just read headlines these days sadly, no time to visit Iranian websites or anything

          • But why was he on the terror watch list? Was it because he said, “Isis aint so bad”?

            Never understood how he got on the watch list.

          • willbest

            He apparently had contact with a Syrian bomber.

          • Ah. Well.

            Gun Ban #1.

            Anyone who has contact with any bomber or terrorist should get banned from owning a gun period.

            I think we can all agree on that.

            Maybe we can do another. Lie detector test for anyone who buys heavy duty stuff (let u gun nuts decide what qualifies).

            1st and perhaps only question after getting baseline:

            “Do you plan on going on a murderous rampage?”

            Not over-bloated bureaucracy there. Some equip and a lil training from owner who I’m sure wouldn’t mind.

          • MB30SD

            I’m in

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            He told coworkers his family had ties to Al-Qaeda and he told others he was part of Hezbollah (which doesn’t make a lot of sense except if Hezbollah is also code for wanting penis in his mouth).

          • In retrospect, the flags were there. But I wonder how many Muslims have made that claim in the U.S.?

            How many of these types of ‘suspects’ are on the watchlist?

            My cousin claims to have mafia and Illuminati ties.

            I assure you, he doesn’t.

          • willbest

            You say that now, but if they pull him out of the river next week…

          • The scary part. He was in both the navy and army, and worked in security…

          • MB30SD

            100% with you on all of that… along with instant and total ban on buying for anyone on the watchlist, who’s had a single instance of mental health problems, and all Muslim (ok, kidding on that last one hee hee)

      • MB30SD

        I am

    • Devil’s Advocate

      You have a problem. 2079 deaths by “other guns or type not stated.” You don’t know how many of those were from rifles, so you can’t make an apples-to-apples comparison.

      • willbest

        You are in the weeds. The point is valid. Long guns are not the main source of gun deaths in the country. Inner city gang bangers with the $80 revolver tucked into their belt are.

    • Irish Sweetness

      But hands and feet are not designed to end life though. That is the only purpose of a gun. You want to give somebody an attitude adjuster … you hand them a baseball bat. Guns are for killing.

  • Sactowns#1

    Happy Youth Day to all the South Africans out there.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/orlando-shooter-turned-away-different-gun-store-being-141628142–abc-news-topstories.html
    So, if the authorities were contacted weeks ago somebody didn’t follow up on that call of Mateen trying to buy armor and bulk ammo. Oh boy……

    • BearDown100393

      I think I will just wait until the truth spits out after an investigation. Jumping to conclusions just leads to endless arguing.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        agreed. This is fucking weird man.

      • willbest

        you are never going to know the truth. Its political, the music stopped and everybody is dashing for chairs.

        • MB30SD

          I read that in the last 3 years the average success rate for someone on the terror watch list buying a weapon in this country has been 90%.

          How is that even remotely conceivably possible?!?!

          Heads need to roll and entire departments need to be shut down and rebuilt from the ground up. That’s luda-chris

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Luda!!

          • willbest

            I know people have issues with this but owning a gun is a constitutional right. So Says the Nine. The 5th Amendment says you cannot be deprived of liberty without due process. That means that you have the right to answer the accusation against you. You have no right to control whether you are on that list or not, therefore that list cannot deprive you of any liberty.

          • MB30SD

            Some middle ground has to be reached will… your point is valid

          • willbest

            The NRA’s official position is to allow for a temporary block on anybody on the watch list (ie. days) for the government to complete its check and then either follow through with a hearing where the person could contest the decision, or allow the sale. They also require that a person be able to get their name removed from the list.

          • MB30SD

            Fuck that shit. No enough

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            I’ve met about 7 people today that I’d like to be deprived of all sorts of liberty and due process.

          • Let’s be honest. I think most everyone wants to ban muslims, yes, ALL muslims, from owning guns.

            That’s the lil Trump in us all.

            It’s nothing new. Americans felt the same about the Japanese and Germans during WW2, and Russians during the Cold War.

            But, I guess we have to be better than that?

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            one of mine is the beeyotch that got my Jimmy Johns order wrong today. I said no fucking onions!

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Jimmy Johns muslims. Yech.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            haha, she wasn’t muslim, just a dumb millennial.

          • Sactowns#1

            I’m sure an amendment to the amendment wouldn’t be hard to pass.

          • SC Dave

            Just shut down and left that way.

  • Scharfinator
    • CanadaBear

      Why not? Being a weed advocate isn’t a crime. You just know he will get “randomly” tested a lot more than most.

      • Sactowns#1

        Just how backwards is the NFL?

        • CanadaBear

          Canada is in the process of making it legal by next year. It’s beyond stupid it’s a class 1 drug in the US and should be legalized. There is so much tax money lost it’s nuts. Not to mention, it really does help with pain mgmt. I know people don’t believe me because I’ve been stoner off and on most of my adult life but it’s really true. It doesn’t make the pain go away. It takes your mind off of it up to a point. That beats the shit out of taking heavy duty pain killers. They work but the side effects are dreadful (including death).

    • AlbertInTucson

      Heard the Giants were interested.

  • AlbertInTucson

    This just in: The U.S. Open starts to today at Oakmont and Tiger Woods will STILL not be playing!

    • CanadaBear

      Is Ed Hochuli a course marshall?

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny
    • CanadaBear

      Can’t say that I blame him. Elway’s on top of the world right now but if things go South this year he’s going to look like more of an ass than he already is.

      • willbest

        He already achieved what he was brought in to do. Owners should fire him and move on. They are in a total roster rebuild right now. The odds of a GM doing it once isn’t that great, but a second time? forget about it.

        • MB30SD

          Agree

        • BearDown100393

          The freaky botoxed Mrs. Howe is not going to fire Elway.

    • MB30SD

      Want him… for our team I mean… although he IS a sexy bitch

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        and he didn’t blow his hand off with fireworks!

    • Sactowns#1

      Damn. He sure does want a lot of guaranteed coin in a league where injuries are frequent and drop offs are precipitous.

    • 505Bears
      • Sactowns#1

        Oh I want!!

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          I really want Mo. That would be a league leading DL rotation to go with a solid OLB rotation. We’d almost forget about wholesale slaughter we’d be so happy.

          • MB30SD

            You’d take mo over miller if it was even money?!?!

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Hell no

          • Irish Sweetness

            Would any one of us care if we had no first rounder next year but he was on our team?

  • Bears signed TE Tony Moeaki after he was in for a tryout the last few days.

    Another talented but oft-injured TE. Hopefully between him and Miller, they can field 1 competent and healthy TE this year.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      Like Moeaki but unfortunately they were all leg injures I think. Iffy move but needed desperately.

      • willbest

        Wasn’t he a fantasy darling a few years ago?

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          he was a rising star until his legs started getting blown apart

          • Sactowns#1

            Two words- stem cells.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            as long as he’s good for 25 catches and 300yds and a couple of red zone td’s it’s all good.

          • 505Bears

            Can he block though?

          • willbest

            Give him a peg leg so he can plant it.

          • Sactowns#1

            I hear there are some sweet running blades available on ebay.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Fire hydrantin’

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            haha, brutal.

            Like when my buddies dog used to drag this old stuffed animal back into his cage just to penetrate with impunity. The poor stuffed animal couldn’t escape.

          • MB30SD

            Daaaaamn!

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            that’s why we have Khari Lee and Scroggins. I want Miller and Moeaki in the seam baby shaking down LB’s.

          • MB30SD

            Stumps?! We talking about Pistorius here?!

          • MB30SD

            Or deer antler

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      And also signed Malik Jack….ahem….I mean Marquis Jackson. Brother of Malik and smaller by about 35lbs. Looks like his brother hit the weights and training table just a little harder to get that 85MIL.

    • I made a similar comment to this on Twitter. Zach Miller responded to it by telling me to cross my fingers. That’s awkward.

      I never tag athletes in stuff about them, but some of them apparently search their name and find stuff. It always makes me feel like an ass. Last year I tweeted something in the preseason about how Marc Mariani starting at WR illustrated their pathetic depth. Mariani found it and favorited it after the game. I felt like a huge dick.

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Sacked a Muslim at Jimmy Johns
    bitch forgot the onions
    Kept Von Miller on speed dial
    dude was soaking his bunyon

    watched Pistorius hydrant pron on the tube
    headed to PSN for some Madden, smoked a noob
    took my Raptor out to the creek
    for the Russian drones i did seek
    in the afternoon i signed Moeaki
    then headed back to the ranch in the Kawasaki
    put on the VR headset and watched Rocky
    Packer bitches getting cocky

    I am Ryan Pace, suckas gotta know
    gonna fleece your trade white as snow
    only one place for me and that’s the big show
    just mad as all hell that Buffone had to go

    Represent (Thump thump thump) represent…

    • MB30SD

      697 blog points

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    haha, ok, this one might just be on the system. The fact that this fuck wad was allowed near a fucking gun or a security position or even near a Jimmy Johns meat slicer is crazy:https://www.yahoo.com/news/orlando-gunman-had-turbulent-high-school-career-2-175739221.html

    • willbest

      He is 29, so he was 14 at the time. The most important question is how dear old dad got into this country. And the follow up being how many more of these wonderfully diverse families we have let in. Paris, Belgium, Orlando all brought to us in part by multigenerational sleeper cells.

      • MB30SD

        Yeah, we’re already proper fucked.

        And they’re not even sleep cells just wannabes

        • willbest

          I blame public education. Filling these kids heads full of confidence telling them they can do what they set their mind to. Then they go home and dad is angry at infidels and how someone ought to do something about them

          • MB30SD

            Madrases

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Pornhub has started a new “described video” section for all fetishes of porn. They are seeking narrators to describe the action in videos for the visually impaired.

    All I can think of is Billy Crystal doing Cosell.

    “And here we have a veritable kingpin of the industry, a cornucopia of cunnilingus techniques.”

    • See how progressive we are? I bet those horny tards in other countries can only dream of our porntopia.

      “Merica!

      • MB30SD

        Pornacopia?

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      Cosby doing the narration for drunk girl porn or necrophilia?

    • AlbertInTucson

      “A veritable PLETHORA of perversion.”

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        “A MICROCOSM of the act of reproduction for the human condition.”

  • 1984

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vWE2UrI5XFs

    Fake ass Orlando shooting. Here’s your last bisquit from crazy uncle trac. I wish every one of you the best. Out.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Youtube video description:

      Proof the Orlando Pulse shooting was a false flag hoax psyop using crisis actors as part of a continuation of false flag media hoaxes that have been legalized under the umbrella of the phony war on terror.

      All I can think now is that you are doing a Tony Clifton thing. Nobody is this loony.

      Hand out descriptions of the video and links to it to the crowd at the Gay pride parade coming up in Boystown. See how that goes for you.

      • MB30SD

        Baffled man. Just whoa. (If it’s real)

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          It’s gotta be him just fucking around….or we are watching a mini event in real time.

          • MB30SD

            Totally man. If it’s real I’m worried about him. He seemed like a good man despite our differences. Hopefully he’s mussin around

          • willbest

            I doubt he is, but it shouldn’t matter.

            Really he is right about the hearts of our leaders, just wrong about their abilities. The level of competence necessary to pull off something like this is so far and away above anything demonstrated by our government.

          • Scharfinator

            Boom! This is the biggest reason I can’t throw myself into government conspiracies – the incompetence is too high. There are shitty corrupt people in the government, but to believe their is a giant, highly organized cabal is a stretch to me.

          • DaMurph

            No shit!!!!!!!!!

          • MB30SD

            Murph, wtf dude. was going to text you but then thought… meh, not worth it. (not saying hi, saying hi and talking about that shit)

          • DaMurph

            I was thinking about that too, then I thought kinda the same way!

      • willbest

        Ponder for a moment whether or not Trac’s state worldview would affect your day to day if you believed it. Once you conclude it wouldn’t, it becomes pretty easy to see why anybody could hold such views. They are, strictly speaking, unnecessary for survival.

        If it bothers you that understanding macro-reality isn’t relevant to survival, you can at least take comfort that if Trac does go off the deep end, he is going after Bankers…. wait a minute…. Trac… there have been a surprisingly large number of bankers that have committed “suicide” in the last year or two.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      Trac, I recommend a mai Tai, a massage and a vacation.

      • DaMurph

        Think its gonna take more than that!

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          happy ending massage? would that be enough?

          • MB30SD

            Doubt it

          • DaMurph

            Might be a start

    • EnderWiggin
      • By “liberal media”, does that blogger mean “Jewish”?

        Dunno what “agenda” the “liberal” media has aside from getting viewers and making $ like every other major corporation.

        However, if that shooting did occur, I do in fact find it more than a bit bizarre that it didn’t get reported.

        But it’s pretty well known that the media doesn’t really focus on black-on-black crime. Apparently, ppl are just used to it or something, but a missing lil white girl, my gosh!

        • willbest

          Man bites dog.

          • Bender McLugh

            GREAT MOVIE

        • Bender McLugh

          I kept thinking this dude is 14 writing this

      • Bender McLugh

        This is some good off season football bullshit right here

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        I’m laughing right now because it’s the internet and i can’t tell if you’re serious. I have to believe you’re not. That blog link you posted is ex wife crazy.

    • EnderWiggin

      Don’t listen to these guys Trac. These are the same guys that will tell you 2 planes knocked down 3 buildings pancake-style on 911.

    • CanadaBear
  • Bender McLugh
    • Bender McLugh

      seriously this place is the tits

  • Bender McLugh

    MB- your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find pictures of Courtney Eaton’s boobs.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny
      • Bender McLugh

        Haha not her

    • MB30SD

      Mr. Lugh, I shall see that call… and I raiseth you this: http://oddlymoot.com/2015/06/28/the-women-of-mad-max-fury-road/

      You are welcome my good sir. (Btw, it’s ALLLLLL about rosie)

      …this message shall self-destruct in 10 seconds

      • Bender McLugh

        you, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar

        • MB30SD

          Not so sure… about either

      • Bender McLugh

        also, if you haven’t seen Gods of Egypt, Courtney is sah-MOKIN hot in it. I think she’s been drinking lots of milk.

        • MB30SD

          mmmmmmmm… there’s nothing as nice as big, full, milk baring boobies. Yum

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Jess Simpson

          • MB30SD

            Bingo!

  • Glendadhaskins1
  • That Guy

    The comment section is saltier than I remember. I’m cutting back on blog activity as of late because
    (1) I don’t care about Lori making $98/hr.
    (2) There are a few too many trolls to discuss politics and the like.
    (3) There’s just not a lot of Bears stuff at the moment.

    After responding to some Israel hate below and not wanting to end on a negative note, I will say this: I attended a dinner last night honoring high school students at a Jewish Teen leadership group (CTeen) in Skokie. I don’t think there’s another event I find more inspiring all year. With all the craziness going on with random shootings, lowbrow politics and mounting debt everywhere you look, it gives me tremendous hope to see a group of young people with great attitudes and, at under 20 years old, already a proven track record of making positive change in the world.

    Whether its football, religion, charity or something else entirely. I strongly encourage everyone on the blog to get out and support the kids in your neighborhood. There’s always more you can do to help. And the energy and excitement they bring is utterly contagious.

    • Nah, it’s always been like this in the offseason, NB.

      And considering other internet forums, this is actually quite civil.

      I think the true trolls are gone. Heck, haven’t even seen our resident troll Cheezy.

      Call me bitter, but the next generation won’t do any better lol But, I guess it’s like Star Wars.

      There needs to be some Yodas mentoring Jedis to keep the dark side from totally annihilating everything. Good on u.

      • That Guy

        Maybe I just can’t keep track of all the newbies posting anymore then. Plus, regs change their handles (myself included), different guys have similar picks, and I’m just so confused.

        I still lurk and drive by post though, that won’t be stopping any time soon.

    • MB30SD

      Hope you and the fam are well nb. Haven’t read down, but thanks for responding to that garbage, I’m sure it was done well… I just wanted to call him a dumb cunt, which I know he’s not, but anyway. Have a great summer.

      • That Guy

        Enjoy the perfect California weather.

        • MB30SD

          Thanks! I am sir, it’s amazing today.

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    I predicted TG would not make it through it’s first season. Right here on the blog.

    And….
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/top-gear-set-axed-ratings-8216537

    It’s so bad. Soooooo bad. Fuck Joey.

    • CanadaBear

      The ratings have been tanking for a while now. Is Matt LeBlanc that bad that he killed it?

      • MB30SD

        Yes.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          Yes x 2.

          Fuck Joey.

          • CanadaBear

            Wow. Too bad. That’s a pisser when one of your favorite shows either goes to hell or doesn’t get picked up.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        the other guy is pretty bad too, but yes Joey is that bad.

    • Irish Sweetness

      What episode is the one they filmed in Ireland? I want to show the kids that one.

    • willbest

      I thought Top Gear was on Netflix now.

      ed. Correction. Clarkson’s show is on Amazon. Either way he was Top Gear.

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        He was the show.

        There will be BBC execs whose heads roll over this. The amount of money they are losing is staggering. Chris Harris is so punchable it’s insane.

        • willbest

          Didn’t he hit an intern or did he just yell at them and make them cry?

          • MB30SD

            Punched

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            punched a producer

  • Doc Nitty
  • Bender McLugh

    because…………..Japan. wow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbM6WbUw7Bs

    LOL

    • willbest

      I read somewhere that it was some white guys spoofing Japanese style.

    • MB30SD

      god I love japan. So bizarre… so much win

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    I just signed up for the Bears 5k run. Starts and ends at the 50 in Soldier field.

    I registered my family as ‘Team MB30’

    • MB30SD

      Hahahahhaha… oh the horror!

    • Maybe u can use lil fire hydrant patches as logos

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        We’re gonna put “crisis actors for hire” on the back of our shirts

  • Bender McLugh

    man, Steely Dan was a bunch of ugly-ass mugs with a mean streak of talent that hasn’t lost any steam to this day.

    Throw back for ya:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea3Bofkmwlc

    • Bender McLugh
      • Bender McLugh
        • Bender McLugh

          hell yeah back up singers, wowza

        • CanadaBear

          Definitely talented guys. Always liked them.

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        Mike McDonald likes burgers doesn’t he? He looks like George Lucas’ little brother

        • Irish Sweetness

          The coolest white man ever. Hands down.

          • MB30SD

            John. Fogarty.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m going with Dr John but you can’t go wrong with Fogerty. I still love hearing Fortunate Son.

          • MB30SD

            Blackest white man evah

          • CanadaBear

            Check this out. It’ll make you smile.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LpfUQR_0Vs

    • Irish Sweetness

      Ah Steely. The ONLY way those guys could get laid. Jesus.

  • Bender McLugh
    • willbest

      Flip that around. Which defenses would you be willing to bet $100 on that will be better than the Bears in 2015. Probably only 4-5 teams I would be willing to lay that kind of money on

      • Bender McLugh

        not sure they’ll be THAT good but I’m loving the optimism.

        • willbest

          What Ds are for sure going to be better? Seattle got worse, Denver worse, Carolina worse. Jags on paper look amazing but so did the Fins last year.

          Bears on paper have what it takes to be a top 10 D, couple that with Fox’s ball control Offense I don’t expect them to give up many points

          • I have some faith in fangio to squeeze every ounce of potential from that squad.

            He made guys like Callahan look ok and more important ly dumped disasters like Vereen.

            We still don’t have that dominant D line but we’re def upgraded esp in the middle

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Brock Vereen….made me miss Conte.

          • MB30SD

            Stop that

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Haha fuck vereen. At least conte took shots.

          • MB30SD

            Yeah, at the wrong angles, the wrong guys, the fucking dirt. Smfh at that absolute shit weasel

      • SC Dave

        What a silly bet. I assume you meant 2016?

        • willbest

          Yes

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/lawrence-taylor-i-did-joe-theismann-a-favor-when-i-broke-his-leg/

    LT says Theismann was shit anyhow, did him a favor breaking his leg. Class act, LT.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Piss on LT.

      He freaked out like a little girl right there on the field when he realized what he’d done so he can spare us the cocaine-tinged, revisionist history.

      • SC Dave

        This

      • MB30SD

        Same break happened to me in college al. It was gruesome. By best friend, our inside linebacker was right there and he almost puked right there.

        That said, LT is a child molesting fuckhead of an idiot

        • CanadaBear

          Yeah, I didn’t think much about his reaction because it was so gruesome. I would take #51 over LT 100 times out of 100.

        • BearDown100393

          When a man Iooks back on his life, he should be proud of all of it. Not
          just the years he spent in pads and cleats. Not just memories of when he
          was great. You gotta learn that in here. Or if you don’t, you ain’t a
          man, you’re just another punk.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            I feel like i heard that in a movie and i feel like LT could have said it. Any Given Sunday?

          • BearDown100393

            Yes indeed. He nailed it.

  • AlbertInTucson

    If DISH Network and NFL network are going to have a carry-rates pissing contest, NOW is as good a time as any to have it.

  • Paulinefreese2
  • Irish Sweetness

    This is still the gun thread, right?

    “Autos and semi-autos are weapons of mass destruction…When lunatics want to make war on the unarmed and unprepared, these are the weapons they use.”

    – Stephen King

    • DaMurph

      Dont forget the crossbows.

      • MB30SD

        Ooohhh, daaaangerous!

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      Sometimes there are clouds.

      – Waffle

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        Bears D is fucked when DL start wearing numbers in the 70s.

        -Waffle

      • MB30SD

        Deep

    • Scharfinator

      I’m curious as to your logic in quoting Stephen King about gun control policy. This seems to be a phenomenon that occurs regularly (not with you, but with a lot of people) where they will quote a famous, but totally unqualified, individual speaking about an issue.

      What legitimacy does a professional writer have when talking about domestic policy?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Bryce “51st State” Harper.

      • That Guy

        Literary figures have great imaginations and a gift for expressing the things created by those imaginations. And, in fairness, a writer like King does do a fair amount of research before writing a book.

        But ultimately there are two voices in politics – idealists and pragmatists. Writers don’t have the experience to fall into the second camp. But if we only listened to pragmatists… what kind of a world would we live in if we didn’t dream?

    • BearDown100393

      ….. Cutler’s wife on vaccine.

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    MB –

    Holy fuck. This is a South Africa seatbelt commercial. The ending is ridiculous. Gore.
    I guess they don’t really do implied effects there, eh?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxH8GtSF7-A

    • MB30SD

      Awwww, soooo romaaantic!!

      You should see their grocery shopping psa commercials!

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Did anyone else find Jack Reacher as entertaining as I did?

    • AlbertInTucson

      I was mildly entertained. Cruise is a whack job, but he’s done some screen work I enjoy.

      THE FIRM. RISKY BUSINESS. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES. A FEW GOOD MEN. RAIN MAN. The first MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE. VALKYRIE. THE LAST SAMMURAI. COLLATERAL. OBLIVION wasn’t bad and the writing in EDGE OF TOMORROW surprised the hell out of me. Excellent “Time Travel” plot.

      Of course, there’s plenty of stuff I can’t watch: EYES WIDE SHUT, VANILLA SKY. BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY,.

      • CanadaBear

        Once in a while there is an actor or actress that I just don’t like for whatever reason and it affects my ability to watch a movie they are in. Cruise falls in that category, big time. Of all those movies you listed Risky Business, Rain Man and Eyes Wide Shut are the only ones I’ve seen. I kinda liked Risky Business.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Sounds like my feelings for Adam Sandler except I can’t name a movie of his I like.

          • CanadaBear

            We’re in 100% agreement on AS. Modern day Jerry Lewis and coming from me that’s not a compliment.

        • AlbertInTucson

          “Princeton can use a guy like Joel.”

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        I love Cruiser. Hes the biggest action star of all time. Would i marry him? No.

        I have enjoyed pretty much every movie hes ever done.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Just saw the JACK REACHER DVD in the $3.74 Discount Bin at Wal-Mart.

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          Boom….worth the price of admission. I just watched Interstellar for free on netflix or amazon prime which was fucking epic.

          • AlbertInTucson

            INTERSTELLAR lost me with the Matt Damon character.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Al we could never be together

          • AlbertInTucson

            Eye of the beholder.

            Just watched GIANT, again. I like it a LITTLE better than past viewings but I still don’t see the greatness and James Dean ijust becomes more and more unintelligible as the movie wears on.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Am I alone in never having seen one of Dean’s three movies?

          • CanadaBear

            Johnny I’d love to hang out with ya but we just wouldn’t go to the movies. Pretty sure we could have a good time without visiting the cinemas!

          • Irish Sweetness

            Yes, his character flaw was a little unbelievable .. but not as unbelievable as the absolute tripe that is “Approaching the unknown” … which should have been called “in the absence of science and rationality”. Basically a clone of The Martian that must have been green-lighted when some exec saw the success of that particular ‘comedy/musical’ and pulled a script off the “Mars” slush pile. Total and utter dog-link. Luke Wilson owes somebody money.

      • Cormonster

        Cruise played a good whack job in Taps.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Yes, he did. Pre-RISKY BUSINESS which was his breakout film.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Al, surprised you didn’t like those movies … Kubrick’s was a masterpiece.

        • CanadaBear

          I was so disappointed with that movie. The only part that entertained me was everyone wanted to sleep with cruise. Even with all the nudity there is absolutely nothing exciting about it.

      • Sactowns#1

        You forgot The Outsiders, Eyes Wide Shut and Born on the 4th of July.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I found the latter 2 QUITE forgettable.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Reacher should have been played by Greg Olsen.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        A coworker is a huge fan of the books and even he thought Cruise pulled it off.

        • Big Mike

          It’s a stretch.. (see what I did there). Had the books not focuses so much in every story about Reacher’s height, weight and agility for a big man, Cruise wouldn’t have been a reach. As it stood, I couldn’t get past the notion of a guy who isn’t 5’10” playing a character who was 6’5″.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Point taken but yet crazy cruiser pulled it off. You believed it…when your soul told you not to.

          • Big Mike

            I enjoyed the movie. But Liam Nielsen or the rock would have been better phsical fits.
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          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Yet Cruiser killed it. Goddamnit i might i watch Last Samurai or Collateral tonight.

            That crazy fuck makes quality cinema.

          • MB30SD

            Crazy as a fucking boarding house blanket

          • SC Dave

            A new simile for me!

          • MB30SD

            One of my dad’s favorites

          • Irish Sweetness

            I swear I hadn’t seen your post before I said I was going to watch Collateral tonight.

            Saw ‘Hugo’ today for the first time and had a ‘moment’.

            Everything has a purpose. So does that apply to everybody?

          • Big Mike

            He did ok. I had a hard time getting over the premise of a midget being Tom Cruise. Last Samurai is some underrated cinema. That’s a great movie. He’s a very good actor. Total freakin nut job by day. Maybe that’s what makes him a great actor.

          • MB30SD

            Mike, what % of the mouthbreathing audience do you think read the book… nay, can read? hahaha

          • Big Mike

            That’s funny. Hadn’t thought of that. So people just went because it was Tom Cruise and you know bad guys and all. I only went because the Jack Reacher series is a great story.

          • MB30SD

            Dude, he’s 5’6″

          • AlbertInTucson

            So was Alan Ladd. He did 4 movies with Veronica Lake because, next to her, he looked tall without the producers having to stand him on a box or dig a trench for his leading lady to walk in next to him.

          • CanadaBear

            And about a buck thirty five.

          • MB30SD

            No offense meant my Canadian beother. ; )

          • CanadaBear

            Absolutely none taken. That’s one of the reasons I find him laughable as a tough guy. He could hit a huge guy right on the button and they might miss a beat at the most. That’s just the way it is.

          • SC Dave

            This

          • SC Dave

            Maybe a buck oh five?

          • Irish Sweetness

            I think I’ll watch that or Collateral tonight. I need to watch some bodies hit the deck after Belgium beating Ireland 3-0 last night. @#$%!

        • Irish Sweetness

          Stephen King is a huge fan too.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PaxX-DTGo0

    • Cormonster

      I liked it so much, I watched it twice in the same week. Really enjoyed Interstellar also. You have good taste.

    • MB30SD

      Good flic

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Rio governor declares bankruptcy, state of emergency, petitions for federal funds that the Feds do not have, and declares that the Olympic Games about to start in 45 days will be “calamity”.

    So, basically, just like Greece but with worse food and chicks who shave it all.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      When bribing goes wrong.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      And zika and machine gun battles

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        machine guns shooting zika infected bullets.

        • MB30SD

          Oooohhhh, exoooootic!!!

      • DaMurph

        And they turned down Chicago for this shit show.

        • CanadaBear

          You lucky Bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • AlbertInTucson

      NBC/Universal is gonna have to cough up more cash…?

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Flash poll:

    Haven’t watched hoops since the Jordan era ended. No interest in Kobe or Shaq Lakers, Duncan Spurs – have not seen a game in a very long time.

    Tomorrow’s Game 7 is supposedly shaping up as an all time great game. Curry and his punk ass Warriors against an angry Lebron looking to set his legacy as every bit the equal of Johnson, Bird, Jordan or Russell or Chamberlain. Care? Watch?

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      I watch the NBA a little during the playoffs. I always find myself rooting against Lebron, he has always come off as a little bitch to me. I also find it amusing that so many of the older retired guys have made it a point to dis Curry or the type of game GS plays. I find the Warriors game pretty refreshing since they actually play a lot of team ball from what I have seen, very little isolation like alot of other teams/players.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Frankly, they are ALL taking turns coming off as whiny,depending upon who won the last game.

        Curry DOES need to tell the wife to shaddap her face.

        • MB30SD

          Agree on all points al

        • CanadaBear

          I’ll never understand the “spouse sticking up for her man” BS. I’m sure every famous athlete cringes when his wife starts yapping about them. Ms Brady came off like a child bitching about his teammates in the SB and Curry’s wife is doing the same. SMH.

        • SC Dave

          Duncan is not whiny

  • That Guy

    Wait… I’m confused. Is 1984 Trac? Really? Trac is a fundamentalist christian and was relatively tolerant toward Jews. Since when did he start calling me a volcano god worshiper?

    • CanadaBear

      All I know is he has been more troubled about conspiracies and changed his name in the last week or two. He’s changed enough guys are worried about him.

      • That Guy

        Count me among them. Politics is politics, but that’s not the same guy that I’m used to seeing on here.

        • MB30SD

          Right. Seems like he’s either trying to pull a latka Gravas on us all, or he’s gone off his meds and is a total basket case now. Little scary, dude’s acting like a total nutjob one way or another

          • 1984

            again…smh.

          • MB30SD

            Right. It’s you against pretty much every reg on this board trac. We’re all shaking our heads wondering wtf is going on with you and your utterly bizarre behavior dude.

            Care to come clean with he real deal?

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            I only started to get worried when Irish stated he was worried about you, Trac. Its all fine looking into conspiracies for fun, but step away from that shit its messing with your head.

          • 1984

            One day you may understand some of my comments as your perspective changes in life. I understand the feedback from some posters concerning my posts and I’m not bothered by them. Really and truly, there’s not a regular on here I haven’t developed a fond effection for, even GP. Lol.

            That’s the beauty of being able to disagree and still care for each other. That is a real blessing if there ever was one.

        • Irish Sweetness

          This is also true.

      • 1984

        Wow. I mean this with all respect Canada, you really don’t understand history do you my man?

        Let me just say this;

        “History is a pack of lies agreed upon.”

        quote – Napoleon Bonaparte

        • Irish Sweetness

          This is true.

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

            He must have put on 100 lbs between the two clips. OW was a genius and an asshole but he was always entertaining on Cavett.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Wow :o)

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          well that settles it!

        • CanadaBear

          No offense Trac but we’ll have to agree to disagree.

    • 1984

      What is a fundamentalist christian NB? I am not a christian by your sense of the meaning. You are mistaken sir. I love all people and people groups but I view liars very unfavorably. I called you out on your comments defending Rabi’s Yosef’s hate speech and yes, if you did your homework, you would find out that your god certainly is the babylonian volcano god.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Aw shit, I thought you’d headed for the hills Trac ….. I’ll leave what I posted below, as it’s what I felt. I for one will take you at your word when you say that you love all people and groups, but disfavor liars. That’s all good stuff.

        • 1984

          I did say I was signing off, just offering a few rebuttles. No worries mate.

      • Shady

        NB is a scholar of the Jewish religion Trac, what have you studied besides scouring the dark corners of the interwebs? I’m sure he doesn’t appreciate the blatant antisemitic comments either, I sure as fuck don’t.

        I’m sorry about what ever happend Trac, it seems to have really affected you. I would hope you would feel comfortable enough to share with us. If not, like most everyone else on here is asking, PLEASE go back the the old lovable Trac and stop bringing this brand of crazy to Da Blog. Tanks.

        • That Guy

          Thank you for your kind words. I’m not a scholar; I’m a hobbyist. Although I was fortunate enough to get Rabbinic ordination a few years ago, there are a whole lot of people in this city alone that know a ton more than I do.

          In the interest of anyone Jewish who is reading Trac and thinking “maybe just maybe” I will respond briefly. I will not engage in a debate on this topic, this will be my only post.

          I’m not an expert on Ovadia Yosef. He was certainly not poltically correct in the way he spoke, but there is a fundamental difference between a Jew and a gentile in Jewish philosophy. Someone like myself speaking to an audience like this one might try to be a bit more delicate in explaining those differences in a way that doesn’t offend the mixed crowd. Kind of like I might be more delicate in explaining how men and women are separate but equal partners in running the world. Ovadia Yosef, more than anyone else in the past century, has worked to preserve 500 years of middle eastern Jewish scholarship that was almost wiped out by militant Islamism (Wahabism) in places like Lebanon, Iraq, Iran and Yemen. His followers have been through a lot… they have a right to be a bit harsh on the gentiles (not unlike a European Jew might not trust Germans, or a black Mississippian might not trust me). But he was a tremendous person and I have a lot of respect for him even if our approaches are not exactly aligned.

          A brief google of “Babylonian volcano god” revealed a couple of articles that seem to suggest that the Jews picked a foreign god to “adopt.” They base this alternately on certain sources that describe Mt. Sinai as a volcano (the quoted ones in the articles I saw are not legitimate, but there are actual legit Midrashic sources to this effect) and the description of the pillar of fire that guided the Jews when they wandered during the Exodus in the desert.

          First of all, the mountain is not G-d. The pillar is not G-d. Just because certain passages describe G-d using fire (there are passages using water, wind, locusts and a bunch of other forces of nature as well) does not make Him the [insert your favorite element] god.

          There is actually a clear proof of this in a famous passage. In first Kings, the great profit Elijah has a vision of G-d passing over a mountain like a great fire storm. The passage (Chapter 19, Verses 11-12):

          And He said: “Go out and stand in the mountain before the Lord, Behold! the Lord passes, and a great and strong wind splitting mountains and shattering boulders before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake-not in the earthquake was the Lord. After the earthquake fire, not in the fire was the Lord, and after the fire a still small sound.”

          That still small sound (kol demama daka) has been parsed out a million ways. I’ll offer one here. If you are looking for G-d in the world; he’s not in politics, he’s not in an ivory tower, he’s not in a massive natural disaster or a come from behind Superbowl victory. G-d is in the quiet space when each of us thinks we’re alone. After all the commotion, when all your energy is spent and you’re too tired to put on any airs. That’s when you’ll see G-d.

          Anger is a direct byproduct of ego. If you have no ego, you cannot feel you deserve anything and therefore you cannot become angry. If you want to let G-d in, make yourself small by moving beyond your anger. He’s not in the volcano, he’s not in the earthquake. He’s in the silence.

          Don’t be angry Trac. Life’s too short to be this angry.

          • MB30SD

            Beautifully put nb.

        • 1984

          NB defended racism by twisting Yosefs comments in order to justify them and I confronted that by using factual evidence. If you have a problem with me sharing the facts and refuting propaganda, that’s on you. Just because Jewish interests control and own the National media that doesn’t mean they own the truth. Think about that.

        • MB30SD

          I love how gentle and polite you are. Such a sweet young man.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I just realised that too. I’m worried about Trac. He got into watching the more extreme ‘conspiracy theory’ vids – which is fair enough, I’ve watched all that stuff too, but just to be able to put into into a box, and so that I’ve watched everything and have a frame of reference for it. 99.99% of all the alien stuff on youtube is mouthwash. But then you see an interview with Gordo Cooper or Edgar Mitchell, or Paul Hellyer at the Citizen’s Hearing for disclosure, and you give it more credence.

      I was afraid Trac may have gotten lost down the rabbit hole on some stuff, there are threads and roots of things behind some of the things he has brought up, but he would believe the extreme ends of them. I don’t believe he’s anti-Jewish though. You can call apartheid in Palestine without bringing religion into it, where folks can appear anti-Jewish is when you don’t balance it out with Palestinian attacks on settlers and such-like. Hard-held belief in the extremities of conspiracy theories can be indicative of deep stress however, so if you’re reading this Trac, I hope you’re okay. Talk to someone outside of your family about these things – that’s what GPs are for – and get an opinion back. I don’t think anyone is outside the effects of stress. Peace.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      He snapped NB. It was sad to watch unfold. I thought it was an act at first.

  • MB30SD

    Just took the kids to see finding dory 3-d. Decent, and 3d is super cool.

    I’m not at all one to call managers, but for a movie for 3-10 yr olds they show the fucking preview for tarzan. My little guy was really scared of the scary looking gorillas who they showed about to beat a man to death… even my 7 yr old said it was scary. He wanted to leave the light on tonight when i put him down and kept saying how scary it was all the way home and while I was putting him to bed.

    I’m still fucking pissed off, they’re getting a fucking call from me tomorrow. Assholes.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Did you get the “..approved for all audiences” disclaimer before the start of the trailer?

      • MB30SD

        No idea… didn’t even pay attention. every single other trailer. .. and there seemed to be about 30 of them, was totally age appropriate. This felt like someone fucked up and added the wrong one

        • AlbertInTucson

          I haven’t been in a theater in a while. The trailers are usually preceded by “The following preview has been approved for all age. The fil is rated…etc., etc.” or some such jargon.

    • RenoBear

      This! My 6 year old son was not digging that preview at all! My wife and I both gave each other the ‘wtf’ look and thankfully were able to distract him quickly… But yeah it was f-in ridiculous

      • MB30SD

        I’m going to try and be nice tomorrow.depending on how my boy is tomorrow will determine that. I’m not happy right now

        • RenoBear

          Hey you make the call ? How was your little man doing today?

          • MB30SD

            Hey reno, thanks for asking. He was totally fine. He still mentioned it a couple times, but I just reiterated that movies aren’t real and that’s not what gorillas look like or do. No nightmares.

            Yeah, I called and got a 23 yr old idiot, who got me her 24 yr old manager who was also an idiot… she sounded like she couldn’t give a smaller fuck if she was a midget. Waste of time… and I was nice about it. Yay customer service! Smh

    • Weird. I didn’t have a Tarzan preview when I saw Finding Dory last night.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’m ashamed. I only block the sex scenes, but the twins have seen every horror movie going. They watched ‘Collateral’ with me last night and thought it was awesome. They don’t have nightmares or trouble sleeping, they know movies aren’t real at this stage. They laugh at the gory stuff when I’m the one wincing.

      Note on re-watching Collateral. So Jada Pinkett-Smith (looking FINE) gets out of Max’s cab … and who’s the next passenger .. by massive co-inky-dink? Only the guy that’s come to L.A. – or wherever it is – to kill her. I’m all for suspension of disbelief when it comes to light-sabers, but they’re just SMFH moments.

      • MB30SD

        Yikes!

        To each his own my man. I don’t even like horror movies. I’m also a card carrying overprotective dad. That and my son is a sensitive sweet cuddly little guy. His mother also doesn’t like horror movies.

        Letting my kids watch a violent movie like collateral, um no. They’ll get plenty in their lives, this is America.

  • AlbertInTucson

    So, the White Sox FINALLY win a series from a division rival not named the Twins but it ‘s the Tigers who, it turns out, are just “White Sox – North”.

    Then the Sox go to Cleveland and promptly drop the series with 1 game still to go including today’s 13-2 ass-kick that featured more batting practice served up by James Shields who the Padres couldn’t WAIT to unload even if it meant picking up half his bloated contract.

    Sign Mat Latos and replace him with James Shields.

    Rick Hahn, just WHO is scouting these guys for you?

    Stevie Wonder?

    • Big Mike

      I’m a Cubs’ fan, but I keep an eye on the Sox to be able to converse with my White Sox friends. Picking up Shields was a “WTF” moment on par with drafting Shea McLellin.

    • CanadaBear

      I get the retread angle and hope that Coop can fix them (not out of the realm of possibilities) but why start Shields until you see some positive results in side sessions?

    • AlbertInTucson

      ANOTHER 1-run loss today.

      6th straight loss to Cleveland.

      Now they get to go to Boston.

      I’ll be shocked if they see the sunny side of .500 again this season.

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny
    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Vote up here for Greek

      • MB30SD

        Greek chicks have discobush

        • Big Mike

          and armpits

        • Irish Sweetness

          And underarm forestry. Like Germans.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Vote up here for Brazil

    • CanadaBear

      Take your pick and I’ll take the other one! I’ve never dated a Brazilian woman. I dated a Greek woman when I was in my early 20’s. Her mother liked me more than she did! Man could that woman cook!

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        I posted this because I do not find the Brazilian woman hot. I just don’t like that look. The Greek chick is hot.

        • CanadaBear

          They aren’t at the top of my list but that woman is still attractive.

        • MB30SD

          I don’t even know you any more

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          really…. I triple checked the pictures, the woman is hot. I then did further research looking over hundreds of pics of Brazilian women just to verify. Now I can understand that she might not be someone’s ideal woman, but I am not sure there is a straight man alive that would turn her down if she walked up to them and asked them to have their way with her.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            I appreciate your attention to detail

    • MB30SD

      100% Brazilian. Zica and all

  • Big Mike

    Did Ireland really get beat 3-0.. Oh man.

    • Irish Sweetness

      We should have been awarded a penalty when a player got kicked in the head, Belgium ran the length of the pitch in the confusuion and scored, 1-0. The floodgates opened after that. Even if we beat Italy (who will be resting players) there’s no guarantee we’ll go through.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Happy Father’s Day, Bear Bloggers!

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Someone with a brain should stop the bullshit in Brazil. Cut them a check and move the games. America has like 20 locations that can handle.”

    So, what?

    It’s a loser

    L.A. is STILL paying off the 1984 games.

    • Big Mike

      If they moved it now, it would have to just fit somewhere.

    • That Guy

      Atlanta was the first profitable games apparently. Those games are the model that everyone follows now to make it a good investment.

      But yeah, the IOC is a bunch of crooks. Just like FIFA. Just like FIDE. Its a mess putting these things together,

  • Shady

    Mazel Tov factory of sadness, you deserve it.

    • MB30SD

      ??

      • Shady

        SMH dood. I know you haven’t been under a rock, you’ve been too deep in da brush… And by brush I mean bush.

        • MB30SD

          Oh you meant the basketballs.

          Oh, sorry, don’t give any fucks. Though something interesting happened with the browns.

          Yeah, GS, talk about a choke. Jesus.

          Fixed?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Fixed.

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          And by Bush you mean perfectly manicured mini landing strip….small enough for a remote control plane.

  • Wendymcumming2
  • CanadaBear

    Not that I’m all in on the Al-Jazeera PED’s story about the NFL (Peyton Manning and a few others) but I did find it interesting that 3 of the players named were Fudgies and the NFL still hasn’t looked into it. We all kinda kid about the Fudgies getting special treatment from the NFL/media but if this story is true, fuck me. Besides Peyton the story lists Matthews, Neal and Peppers as using steroids.

    http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/06/20/nfl-jay-cutler-chicago-bears-john-fox-peyton-manning-hgh-investigation-fathers-day-the-mmqb-emily-kaplan

    • Scharfinator

      I imagine steroid testing is for punishing athletes for other indiscretions. Everyone is doing it, they only “randomly” test you because of something you did to tip them off.

      Like complain about the NFL.

      • CanadaBear

        I want to believe everything is on the up and up because, if not, what’s the point of being a fan? Stuff like this really makes you wonder. As far as I’m concerned, Matthews has always been a suspected steroid user and Pep sure had a career resurgence with the Fudgies. Neal really came on last year but I’ve never followed him closely enough to really suspect him. You know the NFL would rather choke out Goodell on live TV than tarnish Peyton’s legacy.

  • CanadaBear

    New thread!

  • Cindabweise2

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