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Is Anything Worth Watching Sunday?

| December 26th, 2016

While the nation’s drinking amateurs battle their New Year’s Eve hangovers, many of us with saddle up our favorite barstool to watch the last Chicago Bears game of this depressing, injury-plagued 2016 campaign. But is the experience anything more than a mere formality?

Many will argue no. They will say nothing happening on the field in Minnesota will have any bearing on the future of this football team. And, honestly, it’s a point well-taken. But my job is to find meaning. So I’m doing my job. Here’s three things worth paying attention to when it comes to the finale.

The Barkley Rebound

#Barkleytime is coming off his first clunker of 2016 and it would be easy for fans to expect the sailing passes and poor decision making from his effort against Washington to continue. Sunday’s Barkley was the one many us expected and were shocked not to see through his first four starts.

Another dud and the bloom comes entirely off the rose. But a solid, mistake-free start could make it easy for Ryan Pace to keep Barkley in the fold moving forward. He’s shown tremendous rebound within game, often shaking off a poor three quarters to deliver a brilliant fourth. Can he rebound with a week of negativity between starts?

The Run Defense

A coach once told me “run defense is all about want to”. If that’s true the Bears haven’t wanted to in a fortnight.

Both Green Bay and Washington out-muscled the the middle of the Bears defense and took advantage of their lack of discipline on the outside. Yes, there are injuries playing a role in these struggles. But injuries don’t excuse McPhee letting Cousins around the edge, Amos taking bad angles or Hicks disappearing after a dominant period mid-season.

Minnesota has one of the league’s most limited passing attacks. If they’re able to run effectively against the Bears, it’s fair to question whether this group has packed it in for 2017. And if they have, what does that say for their head coach?

Alshon & Cam

The Alshon Jeffery drama begins the second this game ends. But if Cam Meredith continues to thrive when Alshon is active, one has to wonder if it’ll be enough to convince Pace this can be a winning combination at wide receiver moving forward. Meredith will be called upon to play a major role in 2017. But he’s a supporting player, not a leading man. Meredith excelling Sunday could possibly do more for Alshon’s future in Chicago than Jeffery excelling himself.

See…I did.

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  • beninnorcal

    Technically, not one game was worth watching as a Bears fan this year. So no.
    But I’m a masochist and I have the Sunday Ticket, so..

    • CanadaBear

      I loved the 3 wins. The 12 losses (so far), not so much. My brother-in-law and I were saying 8-8 at the start of the year and then, being typical Bears fans, went the other way and were saying 4-12. Now I’m gonna be slightly unhappy if they get to 4-12 (can never be too unhappy with a Bears division win).

  • CanadaBear

    I’m really worried about Floyd’s concussions. Both for him and the team. 2 that close together (not to mention the first one was of the spectacular kind) is a bad, bad thing. Hope for nothing but good health for the guy going forward no matter how it works out for him.

    It will be interesting to see who bounces back next year from all the injuries and who doesn’t. Also, do guys like Goldman have another season of injuries. The Beloved are due for a little bit of better luck on the injury front but at some point you wonder is all just bad luck or shitty S&C?

  • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

    But injuries don’t excuse McPhee letting Cousins around the edge,

    Except they do.

    Briggs and Alex Brown said on post game they saw twice where McPhee thought about jumping, leaving his feet but both times he elected not to. And that was straight up his knee. And that for all of his talk about being “as healthy as he has ever been”, is bluster – contract bluster.

    It was odd to hear two former Bears D players talking straight about a player hiding a serious injury and then moving to open speculation if he will ever be the player he was. I get the feeling they aren’t Pernell fans.

    Anyway, allowing Cousins around him was straight injury.

  • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

    George Michael died at 53. Heart failure – although you know how that goes

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      George was a kind soul and did a lot of good for a lot of people. My wife, who is a little naive and innocent at times, pondered how a seemingly fit 50 something could die of heart failure. I didn’t have the heart to lay it out there.

      • CanadaBear

        Wow. She’s a keeper! Nice not to be jaded Not that I was a big fan but I never heard anyone say anything bad about him. Supposed to be a super nice guy.

        • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

          The plight of the gay man in the world is not and has not been an easy path. When people are discussing it and say it’s a choice to be gay, i always laugh it off and look at my drink before crushing it…then move to a different section of the party.
          and by laugh it off i mean laugh at that person.

          • CanadaBear

            Every gay person I knew well enough to ask said they knew when they were kids, long before puberty.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I once looked up a girls dress when I was 5.

          • Absolutely. Even as kids, we all recognized “fancy dans” or whatever (there were a lot crueler names where I grew up).

            I might be in the “liberal” minority though in thinking there are SOME who do choose, who can bone a dude, but really prefer women.

            I think for example Picasso was like that. His first “love” was supposedly a male gypsy, but after, he was just with women.

            And you hear stories around Hollywood like that the lead singer from the Red Hot Chili peppers goes with guys from time to time, but really is pretty “straight” otherwise.

            With women, it’s a bit different, but one of my first GFs I actually met at a “gay club” in Hollywood (it’s not really gay, just lots of them there).

            She had a SMOKING hot GF at the time. We talked a lil, but she was having none of me at the time. Then we stopped talking, and a few months later, after they broke up, she came over and we got it on right away.

            Anyways, I do believe that for the majority, it’s not a choice, and for maybe like 1-5% there can be some “experimenting” (for whatever reason) but they’re really at core “straight” (prison is another example of this probably).

          • willbest

            But it is a choice to raw dog.

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            i don’t think you experience heart failure from not wearing a condom.

          • willbest

            That is odd considering that endocarditis (inflammation of the inner layers of the heart) is one of the complications of Gonorrhea. And its not the only STD to generate systemic shock.

            You know what feces is. You know that the anus isn’t designed for high friction the way the vagina is (and this is also true if you are using a female anus). If you spent any time in a biology class you know that mixing large quantities of bacterias together in a nutrient rich environment has shall we say unpredictable results.

            Before latex condoms there was a very good reason to make sodomy and promiscuity crimes. Of course the trick with condoms preventing the spread of disease, or even creating new ones, you have to use them.

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            thanks professor. completely irrelevant but thanks for playing. Now take your whiskey with dirt flavoring and retire to the study where you keep your pistol.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I could care less what people chose to do with their lives. Mind is matter.

          • Ever try putting those on after a drunken night in the dark half crazed with a girl bent over waiting!?

            Science needs to come up with a condom app where I can just tap my cell and like cellophane shoots out or something.

          • Huge Bears Penis
    • Irish Sweetness

      And Carrie Fisher NEARLY died. I would have been inconsolable.

      Aside: Debbie Reynolds is STILL ALIVE!!

  • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

    Yes, there are injuries playing a role in these struggles. But injuries don’t excuse McPhee letting Cousins around the edge, Amos taking bad angles or Hicks disappearing after a dominant period mid-season.

    Hicks was being asked to do it all. He lost Goldman, then Sutton and basically anybody else with the grit and heft to hold up inside. The Bears did a woeful job of stocking the inside, electing to go with Unreal again and finding out after the season started that Ego Fergie was shit. Having to roll in UFAs like CJ Wilson smacked of the Landon Cohen days.

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      D linemen with jerseys in the 60’s and 70’s.

  • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

    I am amused by Fangios narrative that this still isn’t a true 3-4 team. And neither a 4-3 team.

    It’s a nice narrative to keep one’s job but the facts are this team transitioned away from 4-3 in the worst possible way. They took the Redneck with his awareness and made him stand up. Willie Young is a turf 4-3 guy just hanging on in the league. Worst career move he made was taking the pay bump to come here when he could have flourished on Detroit’s turf.

    Fangio better fucking field a true 3-4 D next year then.

    • CanadaBear

      It made no difference with the washed up hillbilly, he was fucking done. Willie was playing well earlier in the year and now seems to have lost a step. Probably dinged up. I don’t blame this on Fangio, he’s not stocking the groceries, esp after the Ray McDonald fiasco.

    • willbest

      You are insane. INSANE. Willie Young was 29 years old when the 2014 football season started (he is 31 now). He was reasonably signing his only “big money” contract before eeking out 1-2 years at vet min and being forced into retirement.

      The result of his move to Chicago was that he will walk out of here after 4 years with 15.5 million or 5 years and 20 million at age 33 or 34. Will he have a championship? No, but he won’t likely have that in Detroit either and will be a couple million lighter as a result.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Exactly. The thing with a 3-4 is you need your Vince Wilfork and two badass ends. We had a third of a line at any one time IMHO. Hicks was worth his salary, I didn’t notice anyone else.

      Again, Fangio was playing his SF defense in Chicago … he played the same defense without the players to play it.

  • MB30SD

    No

  • Sauron’s right eyeball
  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Here’s my take on Jeffery and it has everything to do with football politics off the field, just as much as it has to do with his football on the field. Unless the football world attaches the word “stud” to his name regularly, eye just don’t see a GM paying the big bucks for a guy that he not only didn’t draft, but also because it’s arguable that the guy hasn’t yet proven he’s worth the big bucks.

    If you ask me, too many players get the big contracts just because GM’s hate to admit said player ain’t all that. To me, it’s refreshing for the Bears to be able to address Alshon’s contract purely from a football perspective and not from an emotional one, regardless of what the decide to do with him.

    • MB30SD

      Jeeeesssss!

    • Irish Sweetness

      You never see big contracts handed out to guys with no production. AJ has no production in that bracket, so he’ll be here next season in all likelihood.

  • MB30SD

    GP, sorry I missed you the other night I had an unscheduled visitor. The second time you hit me up I was in the middle of episode 5 of The Grand Tour. Really good stuff

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      “unscheduled visitor”…sitting on my penis.

      • MB30SD

        Mmmmmjes

        • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

          MB, nice place, sure i’ll have a glass of wine, where are your chairs?

          • MB30SD

            Yonny, the yacuzzi is like a fucking tractor beam man.

            I matched with some chick on bumble, we chat for a bit. I ask her out for a drink, she says yes. Then asks me what I’m doing tonight, I say, oh I just got a jacuzzi so I go in to relax a lot. Send her a pic of my sunset view from in it… she gets the pic and says… Ohhh, that looks amazing! let’s just have our drink in your jacuzzi!

            Me: uuum, ok.

          • CanadaBear

            Do I have to? Don’t you just hate those bossy types!!!!!!!!!!!

          • MB30SD

            Hahahaha… No.

            I love it when they close themselves. I didn’t have to do anything except make her my famous lychee martini.

            Her: I didn’t bring a suit btw.

            Me: uuum, ok.

            Here let me help you with that pesky dress, and bra, and panties…

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            I have a sinking feeling that the day I got married some Stanford grads were sitting in an apartment wild eyed from not sleeping for months just knowing they had created the future of banging randoms.

          • MB30SD

            Yep, it’s like minority report for strange

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            haha, i think I converted in the red zone last night. I’m about 80% sure i’ll have a 4th in no time. It was a statement play, like when Cutty ran through Harrison at the goal line against the Vikes.

          • MB30SD

            Yikes, you are crazy maings.

            You were getting your wonderful wife pregnant for like the 20th time in 5 years while I was licking a chick’s box and ass from behind in my jacuzzi within an hr of meeting her for the first time.

            We are on… divergent… paths my brother.

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            our paths were pretty similar last night, she straightened her hair for a party, it was like having a girlfriend.

            lol, you love licking ass and box from behind. We need to name that something. Grazing?

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahahaha… Awesome.

            That said, I’m never getting married again.

          • MB30SD

            Chicks fall in love with you instantly. No dude’s do that, so you’re instantly a pussy hero.

            Hahaha, grazing.

          • willbest

            Lychee martini? interesting.

          • MB30SD

            Jes. It’s a tropical fruit that tastes like flowers. Beautiful little fruit. We get them in South Africa so I’ve always eaten them.

            You can buy them in cans. Makes a great tasty martini that’s sweet and fruity for the girls, but not so much for me. Chick’s love em. And they’re ‘exotic’.

          • willbest

            I know what they are. You can get them in most asian grocery stores in Chicago. Never thought to make a drink from one though.

          • MB30SD

            Try it, the wife will like.

            3 shots good vodka
            3 shots lychee juice
            1 shot orange liquor of choice – I use grande marinier
            Shake in shaker full of ice
            Serve in Martini glass garnished with 1-3 lychees as desired

          • willbest

            Thanks for the recipe, I will give it a go. Probably even this Saturday.

          • MB30SD

            Oh, and try to find them in heavy syrup

          • I hate martinis, or anything gin based, but that sounds interesting.

            Girls love chocolate martinis too, but any excuse to get them drunk, really.

            “Oh, you never had this b4?” After a drink. “How about this?” “or this?”

            They love posting up all that exotic shit on their IG or whatever to prove their life is exciting and interesting.

          • MB30SD

            no pictures please honey, I gots a rep to protect.

            (a little later on)

            me: just put your hair down in your face so you can’t see who it is in the video babe. it’ll be fine.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Fukkin errawhere in Thailand. Lam Yai are fucking delicious, but I don’t know what that is in English.

          • MB30SD

            Yep… They grow them on the east coast of sa. Durban area.

            Longan fruit they call them here. I don’t think they’re as nice as lychee, but I’m prolly biased. Kinda similar though… And I’ve never had a fresh one from the tree

          • beninnorcal

            I had just up-voted your comment here, but then I realized it was a bit creepish of me.
            ‘Yes, MB, tell us more!! Yessss!!’

            Sounds like you had good times tho. Cheers

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            i would imagine that a lot of conversations went that way in the early 80’s….except without a sex application on your phone that practically puts the woman’s mouth on your genitals.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            This is highly illogical. It’s impossible to be relaxed and aroused at the same time.

          • MB30SD

            settle down Spok.

            I don’t know about you, but after getting a rousing finish me off Beej… I tend to relax a little.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Hahaha

          • That should be your profile:

            golden sunsets over Jacuzzi.

            Still not as good as mine

            Golden showers and suishi!

          • MB30SD

            hopefully sushi first.

          • I’m really digging this 18 yr old.
            She keeps asking me all this shit I’m going to do, but I’m not a fucking German with mommy/Hitler issues lining all my furniture in perfect right angles.

            So I find myself having to get creative.

            So for the suishi, I said something like,”Oh yes, you can make me suishi, with only an apron on, and then while I’m eating you can go under the table and [pg-version] pleasure me while I eat and drink sakki”

            Her reply?

            “Anything for you daddy” (then she continues on filth tangent that can make sailors blush]

            I’m gonna have to start researching a lot more german and japanese porn to get some out-of-the-box ideas.

          • MB30SD

            she sounds like a perfectly lovey well-adjusted young lady. Have you scheduled the visit to your parents house for dinner yet?

          • Maybe next X-mas!

            I actually don’t even know how my fam would react to me dating an 18 year old.

            Jesus, I have nieces that are 18, and the thought of them chit-chatting about Pokemon or whatever might make me flaccid.

            It’s odd. Cuz in my 20s, had no issue banging 18 year olds. I just have to do some zen meditations to get beyond my boxes.

          • MB30SD

            you’re a fucking pig.

            Congrats.

          • Remember that court scene with Matthew McConahey when he says, “Now imagine that lil girl white”

            I do that magic trick evra time

            “now imagine her…21!”

            Meh. I know this won’t last. I know, somehow, someway, the craziness will leak out.
            That I’ll find her staring through my window at 4am in the rain or a bunny in my pot or something, but for now, I’m enjoying the ride…literally.

          • MB30SD

            yep. just cover your ass.

            Crazy is crazy maings. make sure you don’t end up shot or stabbed, or dead

    • Irish Sweetness

      Clarkson is really fat now.

      • MB30SD

        Now?! They all look old

        • Irish Sweetness

          He’s got a massive pillow. Hammond looks like a child. May just looks like Wurzel Gummidge.

          James May on the Moon – see that?

          • MB30SD

            Saw the advert. Any good?

  • willbest

    Remember when we were all indignant that the national press had us ranked whatever it was, 27th in the pre-season. Good times. Though in fairness to us, I don’t think any of the learned sports writers projected 11 key players on IR (Cutler, Hoyer, Royal, Long, Fuller, White, Goldman, Miller, Trevathan, Houston, Grasu)

    • MB30SD

      That’s right champ. Hoyer… Key player.

      Hoyer.

      • willbest

        I don’t know why the backup QB isn’t considered a key player. Every year QB’s miss a game or two. Concussion, hamstring, etc. I think if anybody on that list didn’t deserve the key player nod you are looking at Houston. It was supposed to be McPhee and Floyd handling 70-80% of the snaps. But then McPhee missed the first 6 weeks.

        • BerwynBomber

          At least two back-ups will start in post-season games: Matt Moore and Tom Savage. And I assume one will start for OAK too.

  • BerwynBomber

    Another thing worth watching? Does the pass rush return in the final game? Even the Cheese generated some heat on Bradford on Sat. That MIN O-line is bottom of the division bad. And after some decent heat on Rodgers in W15 we had nothing going against Cousins on Sat.

    Then again, don’t know where WAS’s O-line ranks among the league. Do know Schreff was a top five pick and made the PB this year.

    • willbest

      I would imagine they would have to be pretty solid for Cousins to have the numbers he does. If their o-line is garbage and he has those numbers he really is going to get $21 mil a year and $60 mil guaranteed.

      • BerwynBomber

        Good point.

        Yeah, I don’t see Cousins covering up shoddy line play the way Brady/Brees/Rodgers/Wilson can. Doesn’t get rid of the ball as quickly nor have that type of pocket navigation or (in Rodgers’ and Wilson’s case) mobility.

        Still. he shows he is capable of running when needed.

  • willbest

    things I am looking for in the last Bear’s game: nothing

    things I am looking for in the rest of the league: Lions win against GB (which incidentally has already been slated for SNF).

    Now I can’t decide if I prefer The Redskins to beat the Giants to take the #6 seed away from GB, or for the Redskins to lose against the Giants giving the Packers the 6 seed even upon losing to the Lions thereby playing the Lions in Ford Field in back to back weeks, and losing there a second time.

    As delicious as it would be, I don’t see Rodgers losing to the Lions in back to back weeks so its probably best if they just don’t make the playoffs. The rest of the team might be suspect but Rodgers can any given Sunday his way to the Super Bowl like they did in 2010.

    • MB30SD

      so GB is in even if they lose to the lions and the vikes beat us?

      motherfucker.

      • MB30SD

        and the lions win tonight?

        • willbest

          If the Lions win tonight, they clinch a playoff spot. Either the 6th seed or the NFCN division seed. Dallas has nothing to play for. But Lions cannot win the division the division tonight.

          If they lose tonight, they can still win the division next week, and they too can make the #6 seed next week even if they lose so long as the redskins also lose.

          Oh and there apparently is a way for the Bucs to beat out the Packers in some crazy SOS tiebreaker if a bunch of games go a certain way.

      • willbest

        No if the Redskins beat the giants they will be 9-6-1 and take the #6 seed. The giants incidentally have nothing to play for. They are locked in the #5 seed no matter what happens.

        If Green Bay loses this week they will be 9-7.

        • MB30SD

          sigh. and we would have knocked them out has fucking whatsisface just covered jordy nelson on that bomb?!? fuck my life.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Whatshisface = Fangio

          • MB30SD

            You are lost my son.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’m over it.

      • BerwynBomber

        No. If the Cheese lose to DET, and WAS beats NYG, then the Cheese would be out (and WAS would be in). And WAS should win easily against NYG as G-Men have nothing to play for in the final week (they’re locked in as the top WC).

    • Rooting for Lions and Skins big time this week.

      I also wanna see what Cousins, Fat Rob, and Reed can do.

      Someone posted an article that the common denominator of good teams is a good oline, and the Skins have that.

      They’re a bit schizo though – racking up a ton of yds, but trouble getting TDs, and they’re D is all over the place too.

      But if they get hot, and Cousins gets hot, watch out.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Bills, Colts, Chiefs, Cards, Hawks and Vikings please.

    • BerwynBomber

      Yeah, Rodgers is playing out of his mind recently.

      Still, their D in 2010 was pretty solid — Woodson, Matthews, Collins, Raji, even Williams and Shields coming up big in the post-season.

      Their D is nowhere near that good anymore — especially their secondary. Hell, they’d be envious of some our CBs. They’re a wreck at that position.

  • MB30SD
    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      Jesus.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      When I was young and rather unsophisticated, Porche was a sporting model but I always felt they left a chap wanting.

      • MB30SD

        it’s the german thing. they’re very precise about everything and it’s manufactured so well… but it’s basically passionless. All machine, no heart.

        As opposed to a Ferrari which is a nice mix of both. So basically:

        Porsche – Missionary… but the best most technically sound missionary evah

        Ferrari – Hot AND good sex, just nothing kinky

        Lambo – basically a fucking crazy chick pissing everywhere while you’re just trying to get your dick in

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Well done. Your words move me.

          • MB30SD

            you’re welcome.

      • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

        Probably better than your current Camry though amirite?

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Quite.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Car of the year 2014?

  • MB30SD
  • “Minnesota has one of the league’s most limited passing attacks. If
    they’re able to run effectively against the Bears, it’s fair to question
    whether this group has packed it in for 2017. And if they have, what
    does that say for their head coach” – Jeff

    “Play hard” mantra is Fox’s only D (See handle).

    We put up with Fox because he was supposed to return the Bears to respectability. None of us (like Elway) really believed he is capable of winning it all, but if he can’t even get us to .500 (and as cited, we lost 6 games when the score differential was 6 or less), then WHY keep him?

    I said in the offseason that losing Gase would be huge – not only because he was the only OC to “reach” Cutty to Alex Smith level, but also cuz Loggains had no resume, and Gase leaving would rob us of the chance of promoting a hot new OC to HC.

    Gase would also presumably know a lil about drafting a good QB.

    I actually thought the longterm plan was for Fox to step aside and promote Gase, but should’ve known better.

    It’s the Bears.

    Now Gase and MIA after a spotty start are in the playoffs, and we are hoping to lose the last game to a div rival for a higher draft pick.

    Fuck.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      As I get older my pissing attack has also become considerably limited at times. It’s turrible.

      • MB30SD

        not butch’s… he’s killing that new chick of his with constant pissing attacks.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Lol. Butch Wetnight.

          • MB30SD

            new handle please butch!

            Well done boykie.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Dude, get that checked out … and get a second opinion afterwards.

        Somebody here just had their hernia done … who was that?

    • BerwynBomber

      I liked Gase. Defended him when the Cutlerites cast aspersions his way because of the credit he was receiving for turning around Cutty. But it would have been damn brassy for the Bears to fire Fox after one season and hand the keys to Gase. At that point you might as well say you wished they had hired Gase as HC two years ago as that would have been a more realistic means of Gase being HC of the Bears instead of Foxy.

  • I got a question for Jeff

    Will he FINALLY root for the Bears to lose?

    Or is he putting Lach back out there to get a “moral” victory?

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Jeff will do and say whatever the twitter verse desires.

  • MB30SD

    Damn, THAT’S cam meredith?!?

    He looks like the main black character in an 80’s war drama.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Him and Alshon look unhappy in that pic.

      • MB30SD

        no they just announced Mark Marinarri as one of the new bears WIDE RECEIVERS.

      • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

        I thought guys just trotted around training camp with huge grins at all times.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Mind is matter.

  • MB30SD

    Re posted from my response to Trac about a porsche I posted below:

    it’s the german thing. they’re very precise about everything and it’s manufactured so well… but it’s basically passionless. All machine, no heart.
    As opposed to a Ferrari which is a nice mix of both. So basically:
    Porsche – Missionary… but the best most technically sound missionary evah
    Ferrari – Hot AND good sex, just nothing kinky
    Lambo – basically a fucking crazy chick pissing everywhere while you’re just trying to get your dick in

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Where is erraone? I hope you didn’t drive everyone away. He he

      Sees howz eye did dat?

  • BerwynBomber

    So the MNF basically means nothing to DAL or the Cheese as far as I can tell. And it only means something to DET if they lose next week and have to rely on a WC entry.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Hardly. What’s wrong with you? Just because our season ended before it began, don’t think for a moment Dallas fans and the team don’t want to make every game count.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Zack Zenner, Superstar!

    • BerwynBomber

      Always thought he was a superior runner to Riddick. Riddick is a dynamite receiving back, but Zenner is more suited for handoffs.

  • BerwynBomber

    Gotta hand it to Stafford. Definitely the second best QB in the division these days. Has really lifted his game this year and shown a lot of leadership.

    Could be headed toward his third post-season in eight years.

    • AlbertInTucson

      That was a nifty sidearm dart to Ebron to set up the 2nd Zenner TD.

    • AlbertInTucson

      3 post seasons in 8 years.

      Its sad that Bear fans have to ENVY that stat.

      • BerwynBomber

        Agreed. But he still has that inner Cutler in him as we saw in our first meeting with them this year. That will forever be the question with Stafford: can he eliminate a nice chunk of the mistakes?

  • AlbertInTucson

    If you want the Lions to win the NFCN, I think losing to Dallas tonight is a plus.

    It puts them in a “Win or go home” desperation mind set next Sunday vs. Green Bay.

    • BearDown100393

      Stafford has been owned tonight.

  • AlbertInTucson

    7 QBs drafted before Dak Prescott.

    • Johnnywad

      Kid’s impressive. That back shoulder to Bryant was a beauty and looked like a savvy vet TD. Makes you wonder how he hung around til the 4th round.

      • BearDown100393

        He picked up a DUI before the draft. (Was later found not guilty)

        • Johnnywad

          Hardly seems like enough to drop him that far. Just look at Winston’s rap sheet.

      • BerwynBomber

        Wasn’t he viewed a bit like college Farve? Big durable kid who was more a runner than a passer? Seemed like Prescott’s MissSt highlights would often showcase his running skills.

        • Johnnywad

          I never once saw him play in college. I’ve watched about four Cowboys games this year. What impresses me is how polished he looks for a rook. Great reads, quick decisions, and makes fantastic throws at times.

          • BerwynBomber

            Agree about his pro look.

            I caught him a couple of times in college. He could throw the ball but it was his running that stayed with you (and I bet with scouts as well). It seemed his bread and butter.

          • Johnnywad

            That zone read and run works for him from time to time but if I’m Garrett, he’s spending 99% of his career throwing from the pocket or handing it off.

          • willbest

            No doubt, maybe every couple games bust it out just to keep defenses on their toes, but a 15 year starter is better than a 3 year starter

          • SC Dave

            Right. He’s got Zeke and the best OL in football, so no need to run.

  • BearDown100393

    Dak Prescott is good. The Dallas OL is better.

    • Johnnywad

      They’ve got studs everywhere. It’s a beautiful thing to watch a complete team play ball. I still don’t think they’re getting by the Pats but that’s a fun team.

      • MB30SD

        Agree

    • AlbertInTucson

      No argument.

      The # of retreads on their D-Line is astonishing.

      • Johnnywad

        And they still play the run well. Marinelli effect?

  • BerwynBomber

    Is Old Sauce the best DC in football? It is possible.

    • Johnnywad

      Wish he had stuck around. I like the guy. Wouldn’t have minded keeping Chico either.

      • BerwynBomber

        We had some damn good ones.

        • Johnnywad

          We could do worse than Chico, Old Sauce and Toub.

          Meanwhile, Chico goes to a Super Bowl, Old Sauce might be on his way and Toub is creating a new Hester.

          Sigh.

      • AlbertInTucson

        To their credit, The Bears DID ask Rod to stay on.

    • Irish Sweetness

      He’s had shit to work with in Dallas.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Fuck Dallas. The NFL and the sports media has their collective mouths firmly attached to their cock but they’re fucking bullshit that gets defended by the refs. The Bears could’ve played exactly the same way and got called for holding at least 8 times and lost the game. They’re not all that, and double fuck them for making me defend the goddamn Lions.

    • BerwynBomber

      I dislike DAL too but they’re a load. Goes beyond any perceived favorable ref treatment.

    • Johnnywad

      Horseshit. They could play this game ten different times with fresh refs and the Cowboys win all ten. They’re legit and the Lions are mediocre. The Lions squeaked past the Bears and the Bears are terrible.

      You don’t get to 13-2 on the back of the refs.

      • BerwynBomber

        And the worst case of biased officiating I saw all year was by Triplette and company when we visited Ford a few years ago. On behalf of the home team, of course.

        • Johnnywad

          The Bears got jobbed in Detroit just this fall.

          • BerwynBomber

            That’s the game to which I was referring. Arguably the worst officiating I’ve seen against a Bears team in years.

          • Johnnywad

            Unfortunately, I live in Lions territory. When the Lions beat the Bears, my facebook feed is lit up with Matt Stafford pics and his 4th quarter comeback magic. Refs were great then. Tonight, all the refs need firing, the whole thing is rigged, and the Lions win this game if not for referee bias. I can’t stand the Lions or Facebook. I am now rooting for a Packers win next weekend, and then I get my stadium collapse before they get out of the locker room.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, that DET game (and Triplette’s crew) really soured me on DET (and I’m usually not one to complain about officiating).
            Big picture, though, the largest story of the NFCN this year is MIN’s collapse. They looked like a SB contender the first third of the season. Now they’re struggling to finish .500 and they have some sort of player mutiny on their hands. Weird.

          • MB30SD

            How Fucking daaare yooouuu say that!!!!

            NEVER!!! I would vote for a team full of Staffords before I pull for the Fucking packers. Fuck them and that cunt Rodgers

          • Irish Sweetness

            I loved the Minny game. 3 calls the whole game. Let ’em play.

      • BuddhaJoe

        Not saying the Lions deserved it. But if that had been the Bears out there, there would’ve been about 8 holding calls and 3 personal fouls. But since it’s “Murrca’s Team”, they let it go.

        • SC Dave

          It’s always been that way whenever Dallas is at least half-decent.

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog Wow. What a performance by Dallas. Just embarrassing Detroit’s defense.”

    DAL’s D wasn’t shabby either. Basically, if DAL or NE do not make the SB it will be a major upset. If they do, it could be one fuck of a game.

    DAL, to me, looks like the better all-around team. But NE has Belichick.

    • MB30SD

      That’s what I said to my Dallas fan buddy tonight. Going to suck, but not surprising to lose this SB to NE.

    • willbest

      Dallas has to get through Eli, and they have yet to do that this season.

      • SC Dave

        This. Although beating a team THREE times in a season is hard.

    • Irish Sweetness

      They look like the only team in the NFC.

      • BerwynBomber

        I agree but SEA does have pedigree. But losing Thomas may have killed their season.

    • Scharfinator

      You’re hitting around what I’ve thought about Dallas for this season. Their weakest link is their HC.

    • SC Dave

      Overlooked teams: Atlanta, Kansas City

      Neither would surprise me by making the Super Bowl.

      • Bender McLugh

        KC look out for

        • willbest

          KC is going to make the AFCC where they will be stomped in Foxborough

          • Bender McLugh

            most likely

      • BerwynBomber

        Valid point. KC looks really tough these days. ATL has an O which can score with anyone, if not outscore anyone, but they still need some work on their D, at least that is what I hear as I have not seen them play once this year.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Is this week’s game meaningless? I think absolutely not. We need to lose – there’s no question about it … to win a game now costs us big time come the draft. Isn’t second spot still a possibility? Third is still a target. It guarantees you one of the QBs (if you want one), or Jonathan Allen. I hope it’s Allen.

    Barkley Rebound :

    I know I’ll get reamed for this … but shouldn’t we give David Fales an outing? What do we gain by starting Matt? Shouldn’t we see a little of a QB who has been with us a few years now? Under the lights, out in the open so to speak? We can tell only so much about a guy on the practice field. Let’s use the last game to learn something about the team, before drawing a line through the season.

    Run Defense:

    I love the ‘want-to’ line, and I couldn’t agree more. The one kind of player I absolutely abhor is a player who makes ‘business decisions’. If you’re thinking negatively about what might happen if you attempt to tackle somebody bigger than you, then you’re a disgrace to the idea of football and dead to me forever. You’re living my dream, and getting paid a lot of money to do it. If you’re not a heat-seeking missile without thought for your own safety … then forget you, you pussies. Do we have linebackers like that? We certainly have one or two in the secondary, and one of them is supposedly our best corner.

    Alshon and Cam:

    We need both of them. AJ is the guy you put it up to. He’s the jump ball guy who will catch 4 or 5 a game. Cam will be the 9-10 catch possession receiver. Pace gets paid millions of dollars to decide how much that is worth to the Chicago Bears. I start a new $2000 a month job in January, so I’ll leave it to him. If he can stay healthy, I have a feeling Kevin White will be just fine next season. And if Cutty-bear is still with us … with Jordan trucking them down … it might be something to behold.

    • MB30SD

      Can someone else please take over, I’m tired.

      • willbest

        I read your comment first, and I surmised that Irish wanted to start Fales. I was not disappointed. Or rather, I was not wrong.

        In fairness to Irish, that would assure the loss. Though there are a few things wrong with that

        1) It would give the Bears a bad rep for deliberately tanking
        2) Its not fair to guys like Kush and Larsen, Bellamy, Thompson, Brown, and Barkley who have done a lot to at least make the last 5 weeks tolerable if not entertaining. They deserve the chance to put 1 more game on tape for their careers.
        3) Ratings. One would think those would already be down, but if word got out the Bears were deliberately throwing a game, its going to make Fox, and Viagra, and Chevy, and whoever else is paying for eyeballs unhappy

        • Scharfinator

          “In fairness to Irish, that would assure the loss.” Hee hee

        • MB30SD

          Thank you sir.

          Much more eloquent than, “Irish you crazy fuck… Fails is garbage and hasn’t been able to make it off any practice squad in 5 years”

        • MB30SD

          Cialis

        • Irish Sweetness

          After throwing five interceptions in one game, would anyone raise an eyebrow if a 4th string QB was benched?

    • BerwynBomber

      “We certainly have one or two in the secondary, and one of them is supposedly our best corner.”

      Whom are you referencing here: Porter or Fuller? If it is the former, he has been having his knee drained since W6. If it is the latter, we simply don’t know how his body is reacting to his injury and subsequent surgery, and even Vic Fangio doesn’t have that complete insight, despite his public shaming of Fuller last week (for which purpose it served I have no idea).

      I get the backlash when a player’s injury reaches DRose level frustration/accomodations –constant delays in return to action, preferential treatment via the club, one’s own personal trainer, odd statements indicating its in Gods hands and that all the player cares about is his financial future, refusing to practice with the team, etc.., etc. But we are miles from that with Fuller. And if you were referencing Porter it was mind-numbingly dumb. One can question Porter all they want, but his toughness and commitment should be self-evident.

      • Irish Sweetness
      • dave

        Hall remains under the radar but in the third quarter they wanted to pick on him but backed away. Watch the tape. Eight weeks out with a bad ankle injury put him in the weight room and the tape room. Do not be surprised to see him in the rotation big time next year, if not a situational starter due to his length. He was chosen to be that long, lock down defender who takes away the fade in the end zone.

  • DaBears#34

    I enjoy reading this blog for the commentary and discussions; I also do not post a lot of comments here. I am floored how many contributors to this blog over the years now accept the new normal of John Fox and a 3 -13 or 4 -12 season. There should be non-stop posts for John Fox getting fired next Monday. Instead, we have every excuse under the sun from injuries, rebuilding year(s), Cuter is down again, etc. What is the definition of insanity? Doing something over and over and expecting a different result. Either John Fox and Jay Cutler are shown the door very soon, or this fan will boycott the 2017 season. Seriously people, enough of the excuses or waiting another season. We know what John Fox is and that is a loser and Jay Cutler is an overpaid, overrated QB who has been with us for way too long.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      enjoy your boycott.

      • James Lynch

        Instead of “enjoy your boycott”, list three reasons why we should keep Cutler or Fox next year? All jokes aside, just list three a piece for each. Thanks

        • Scharfinator

          His point is that we don’t have 3 reasons for either – >80% of the regs are done with Cutty and >50% done with Fox. So boycott away.

          • Big Mike

            Here are three for Cutler.

            Veteran Presence/Mentor for Draft Choice
            Plenty of Cap Space
            Still Better than Barkley/Hoyer

            Here are three for Fox

            – Continuity and rebuilding takes time
            – Injuries exposes depth issues. If you’re rebuilding you probably don’t have depth.
            – development of young players is exceptional

            I’ve got more for both. I don’t care if the keep Cutler or don’t. But letting Fox go would be stupid.

          • SC Dave

            Not sure I want Cutler mentoring anyone, tbh.

          • Big Mike

            The guy is an encyclopedia. He’s one of the smartest QBs you’ll ever run across. Doesn’t translate into his mechanics or game decisions because he has a stubborn streak at his core that makes him want to force things.

          • MB30SD

            And you know this fact because…….?

          • Big Mike

            The number of offenses he has digested in his career might be unprecedented.
            Get Outlook for iOS

          • BerwynBomber

            But digesting and retaining and/or understanding the concepts could be two different things (let alone mastering).

            We simply don’t know what type of mentor he would be. It is all assumption from people this far removed from the team’s day-to-day activities. Whether one argues he will be an outstanding or horrible.

          • Big Mike

            Agreed. I was responding to a question about naming reasons to keep Cutler. I came up with 3 pretty quick. The preface to this would be “if the Bears choose to keep Cutler, these are plausible reasons”

          • Johnnywad

            I doubt Cutler has any interest in worrying about mentoring anybody. He will start in the league somewhere next year. I just doubt it’s Chicago. He’s very polarizing, so neither as good as some think or as bad as others think. But he’s definitely still an NFL starting QB. His shelf life is just up in Chicago.

          • MB30SD

            Digested and what out in a big steaming pile of waste

          • Big Mike

            🙂 That’s funny.

          • MB30SD

            Not enough for either Mike. The only single viable point out of the 6 was continuity.

            But I don’t want continuity of shit.

          • Big Mike

            Yo are aware that we played this season with the JV, right?   Not sure how you have any idea about Fox.  Seems like change for changes sake because the Bears sucked this year.  Reasonably healthy they are an 8-8 team.
            Fox is an established veteran coach who has had a good deal of success in his career.   I don’t think there is a coach out there who would have success with the players we out on the field this year.

          • MB30SD

            Mike, let me use the one thing I am very thankful to Jay cutler for over the last however many years.

            Doooonnnnt caaaaaaaare!

            In all seriousness, fox WAS a good coach. And I don’t want 8-8 my maings. I want at least 10-6 and PLAYOFFS erra year.

            Know what I’m boycotting Mike… Mediocrity

          • Big Mike

            No strong defense for Cutler.   The post was come up with three reasons to keep him.  There are a dozen.  But there are more reasons to let him go.

          • Scharfinator

            I say toss Cutty. Fox I’m iffy about.

        • MB30SD

          And the plot thickens…. We now know your real name… James!!!

          Our minions have been dispatched to your location.

          Oh and for the record fire Cutler and fox.

          • MB30SD

            PS, boycotting is ridiculously pointless. Have fun with that.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          All jokes aside here are your 3 reasons.

          keeping Cutler.
          1. They are the Bears.
          2. They are the Bears.
          3. They are the Bears.

          Keeping Fox
          1. They are the Bears.
          2. They are the Bears.
          3. They are the Bears.

          There is no reasonable explanation to anything the Bears have done for the last decade, so there really is no other reason than ‘They are the Bears.’ to any question of why the front office does anything. If he wants to boycott let him who cares, if he thinks him not watching will change what the Bears do, he is wrong. If boycotting will make him feel better then more power to him.

    • Big Mike

      You’re wrong.

    • BillW

      I have no problem getting rid of either one – but I don’t have the same “passion” for it like I did for Emery/Trestman.

      I don’t think the Bears were laughingstocks this year. A low bar for sure – but even with only 3-4 wins I saw a team clearly overmatched most games – and yet they stayed competitive in many of them.

      And they were overmatched because they played so many guys who wouldn’t even be on the team without the injuries.

      Who should be the HC? Fangio? Roll the dice again with a whole new staff? I look at Fox as the Renteria of the Bears. Someone has to fill the position while the team is rebuilding.

      But I don’t think it’s a bad move either to fire Fox. I’m just not fired up about doing that – given the state of the roster.

      Now whoever their strength coach is…that’s a different story. I hear ex-players praise Rusty Jones and question how many of the injuries could have been prevented with a coach like him.

      • BerwynBomber

        I genuinely concur though in regard to Cutler I am exhausted by the excuses and teasing hope that always surrounds him. And yes, I think he is the best QB on the roster and has been that ever since we traded for him, but the Cutty fatigue is utterly complete at this point and because of his “talent” I get the impression we will never get beyond him until he is gone.

        That said, the happy pessimist in me will laugh if we bring him back next year. It would be so Bears.

        • BillW

          I think the bigger pessimism is him landing with a more talented team and making the playoffs. And even beyond. No one doubts it COULD happen – as unlikely as it may seem.

          • BerwynBomber

            Of course it could. Hell, it looks like Tom Savage, Matt Moore and Matt McGloin will all be starting playoff games this year.

            But that seems a loser’s mentality/reason for not cutting loose Cutty. The guy has been to the playoffs once in his entire eleven years. I’m not the biggest fan of making QBs accountable for teams stats, but that does seem a telling pattern.

      • SC Dave

        I have questioned the Bears S&C staff for two or three years now. They don’t seem up to the task.

  • Big Mike

    It’s simply a question of seeing it through…

    • SC Dave

      Masochism to the end for us.

      But I’m eager to see whether Jordan sets the Bears rookie rushing record. He needs 61 yards to do so.

  • BillW

    “…often shaking off a poor three quarters to deliver a brilliant fourth. ”

    Jeff has summed up Barkely quite well. The key word is “often”. If a QB often is bad for 3 quarters, he is at best a backup with no right to even compete for a starting job.

    I was convinced after the GB game. We’ve seen GBs defense get lax after getting a lead – so anything he did there was essentially Caleb Hanie 2.0 in my book. At least he made a couple games interesting.

    Our QB situation will be unsettled for yet another year. I’m not sure keeping Cutler is a bad idea.

    • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

      I’m not sure keeping Cutler is a bad idea.

      It is.

      And it won’t happen.

      • BillW

        Can’t disagree. I just think we’re in for another lost year at QB in 2017. Hopefully the defense stays relatively healthy and we get some turnovers. We have only 10 so far. The “record” is 17.

      • MB30SD

        Fuck Cutler. Buh bye

    • SC Dave

      Except Barkley has NOT been bad all the time except the 4th quarter. He has had some terrible THIRD quarters tho.

      • willbest

        The Bears regularly have terrible 3rd quarters, not just Barkley. Its like Loggains leaves his first 15 plays after the half in the opponents locker room.

        • BillW

          I want him gone. Any coach who passes twice from the 4 with Howard in the backfield is simply outthinking himself. “They expect me to run Howard, so I won’t.”

          Playing a battle of wits where “I clearly can’t choose the wine in front of me.”

          • SC Dave

            smh

          • Johnnywad

            Yeah. That was Trestman as well. Need a yard? Let’s pull our “fullback” and best tight end off the field and throw it. Sigh……

  • CanadaBear

    There are pros and cons to keeping Cutler. My overriding reason for Cutler being gone is POX can’t sell year 9 of the Jay Cutler regime. If they try to go that route and fail, both of them are gone. If they launch Cutler and draft a QB fairly high in the draft they can sell that and possibly hang around long enough to see if he pans out.

    • BerwynBomber

      Hah! Just posted below but my biggest reason for seeing him gone is Cutty fatigue when it comes to the excuses and teasing hope. That said, I get (somewhat) the argument he might be better than any bridge guy.

      But I say somewhat as Cutty’s historical performance/efficiency #s don’t rate much higher than Hoyer’s — even though they are vastly different QBs — in other words (at the risk of channeling Butch here), in the end Cutty grades out only slightly higher than Hoyer, who is much cheaper and would allow the team to purchase another D or O starter and back-up.

      And for the record, I would prefer another bridge guy than Hoyer, but he was the easiest comparison.

      • CanadaBear

        I can still remember when Bears fans turned on the Sex Cannon. It was really ugly. I think Cutler might be in for that treatment if they bring him back. Knowing Cutler it wouldn’t bother him but it makes for an unpleasant game day experience when all the drunks are howling at their worst.

        • BerwynBomber

          Understood. Although Cutler is notably better than Rex, so I don’t know if the booing would be as widespread or as intense.

        • SC Dave

          It was ugly and unreasonable.

        • Johnnywad

          Remember when he admitted he might not have prepared as he should have because it was New Year’s? Bet he wanted that one back.

      • SC Dave

        “my biggest reason for seeing him gone is Cutty fatigue when it comes to the excuses and teasing hope”

        Exactly.

    • willbest

      We find ourselves back in the what is the better option category after Barkley’s short and bright shining star flamed out. Don’t say Hoyer. We know what he is, and using White (assuming he retains most of his speed and can stay healthy) and Jeffery to their fullest is clearly not something he is capable of doing. Hoyer is how to lose with honor. F that.

      I don’t really want to spend our top 4 pick on Kizer or Turbisky. Does Kaaya declare? I looked a little bit at him and he seems like an okay bet for our pick. He doesn’t look like a Chip Kelly QB so hopefully he falls to 3rd. Then again, I don’t want Fox developing a QB. Dammit Pace for letting the old farts saddle you with him.

      The Skins are going to tag Cousins if they can’t work out a deal. I thought $19 million was nuts to pay him on a single year, but back to back seasons with efficiency like his and yes you tag him for $23 million and try and work out a long term deal. If you are digging in the FA bin its Glennon and Romo, and Foles. Nothing exactly exciting there.

      • BillW

        Off the wall question – triggered by your comment on Fox not being up to the task on developing a QB.

        Has a coach ever been fired AFTER the draft but before training camp? Probably not. But if as we all suspect, Fox is a caretaker coach, I wonder – depending on the draft…

      • BerwynBomber

        Maybe nothing exciting but Glennon, Foles and Romo could all be better than Cutler next year. And two of them are considerably less money.

        Romo, of course, is the superior, proven QB (to Jay) but I would only take a gamble on that back if a) it was a one year contract, and b) I was a warm weather or dome team.

        Short answer: they may not be exciting but neither is Cutler. And the latter is coming off what COULD have been major shoulder surgery.

        • MB30SD

          yeah, no on romo. If I was that dude’s I’d quit with what little mobility he’ll have left in later life. Going back out there for zero reason seems silly and irresponsible and selfish to me… he has kids now.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, you and I agree about Romo — and maybe even admire the dude a bit — but yeah he’s glued together glass at this point. He should retire, and as you said, worry about his health for the rest of his life.

          • MB30SD

            yep. not like he or his kids or his kids kids kids kids will ever have to worry about money… so why?

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      You keep Jay for the final year of his deal while his replacement is being groomed imo.

      • MB30SD

        keep him where, in the basement?

        Fox: “Hey, Logs….bring out the gimp!”

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          I get it. Really depends on Pace. I wouldn’t care either way.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Right now, if you want to win, that’s about all we can do. Roll with Cutty and Shaw.

      • CanadaBear

        He has 4 more years on his contract.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          What I meant was the final year of guaranteed moolah. No?

  • Huge Bears Penis

    Ryan Brothers were fired.

    • BerwynBomber

      One drawback is that Black Monday is going to be thin this year.

      Wonder if these late season firings will become a trend that sticks. I suppose it allows clubs to get a week or two jump on things.

      I’ll miss Black Monday if that’s the case.

    • BearDown100393

      3 Golden Corrals located in Buffalo have closed for good.

      • Johnnywad

        But ladies’ shoe stores are popping up in their place.

  • Scharfinator

    Did Andy Reid get concussed and start calling fun plays?

    http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/fat-guy-touchdown-pass-1790491872

    • SC Dave

      Cool play, especially in Spanish!

  • BillW

    RIP Carrie Fisher – age 60.

    2016 seemed a tougher year than normal for celebrity deaths.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      well that sucks.

    • BearDown100393

      RIP Jabba’s slave

    • willbest

      Disney has already established the Peter Cushing precedent, and the show must go on.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Did she ever become the queen?

      • willbest

        Queen of what? The Empire destroyed Alderaan at the beginning of Star Wars. Her adopted mother (Queen of Alderaan) is where she got her title from. Her birth mother was Queen of Naboo but that was an elected position, so it wouldn’t come with a hereditary title. Though don’t ask me why they elected a 14 year old girl to be Queen.

        • BearDown100393

          When is a monarch elected?

          • willbest

            She is no longer the Queen in Revenge of the Sith, but she was appointed Senator by the newly elected queen. Wiki says they serve 4 year terms and can be reelected a second time. I guess then all power is vested in the monarch except perhaps the ability to do away with elections? Lucas was never great on the details

  • Bender McLugh

    So all the can-Fox-now peeps, you all want Rex as a repeal-&-replace?

    • MB30SD

      that’s the only choice we get?!?! Why?

      Why can’t we steal Matt Patricia? That’s who I want. I also MIGHT give McDouche another shot at the title. why the fuck not?

      • Bender McLugh

        Patricia….that’s intriguing, he’s taken Belechick’s defense and made it his own and very successfully. McDouche…meh.

        • MB30SD

          would you like to subscribe to my newsletter?

          • Bender McLugh

            oh I already am sir!

      • Bender McLugh

        and if we end up getting Patricia, do we also get Nincovich? Yes please?

      • BearDown100393

        McDaniels & Cutler

        • MB30SD

          HeHateYou

          • BearDown100393

            You gotta admit to wanna seeing a FOX douche like interview involving those two trying to convince the world they can work together.

      • Johnnywad

        I don’t get your McDaniels love MB. Fuck that guy. There’s like 7B people on the planet. Why it gotta be him?

        • MB30SD

          I just think he’s young aggressive driven and has had like 10 years to learn and mature under the evil one.

          He’s a good OC and QB guy. It’d be interesting. If I had to pick I’d pick Patricia first

    • willbest

      Toub

      • MB30SD

        here’s the thing… for some reason I’d feel much safer giving a guy like particia a flyer than toub… and I was always a huge toub fan.

        Just uneasy that he’s never even gotten an HC offer all this time. Why? It seems totally counter intuitive. no?

    • BearDown100393

      No. Can Hoilberg. Hire Rex.

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    Bye princess Lea….. 🙁

  • MB30SD

    damn man, brutal year: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/27/entertainment/ricky-harris-death-trnd/index.html

    Carol brady, janet reno, and R2fuckingD2?! I didn’t even know that

    • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

      Dont forget Bowie.

  • SC Dave

    While I hate the formatting here, this is what I do when I’m bored on lunch hour.

    Columns are
    Quarter Att Comp Yds TD INT Sack

    Jay Cutler
    1) 36 23 292 1 2 2
    2) 38 27 394 2 0 3
    3) 30 12 140 1 2 5
    4) 33 19 233 0 1 7
    Tot) 137 81 1059 4 5 17

    Matt Barkley
    1) 30 14 175 1 0 0
    2) 40 26 366 2 3 0
    3) 32 21 334 1 5 3
    4) 100 58 611 4 4 2
    Tot) 202 119 1486 8 12 5

    Brian Hoyer
    1) 38 26 239 1 0 1
    2) 52 33 367 1 0 1
    3) 40 27 330 2 0 0
    4) 70 48 509 2 0 2
    Tot) 200 134 1445 6 0 4

    • willbest

      Who had to play the games with Adams at tackle? Jay likes to chill back there, but Adams made me appreciate Massie and think a) perhaps he isn’t overpaid; and b) we might not be able to find much better.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        just ask Carson Palmer how much he misses Massie.

        • SC Dave

          Palmer .0528

      • SC Dave

        Unfortunately, I don’t know an easy way to find that out. It is very noticeable, however, how very much higher Cutler’s sack rate is than the other two:
        Cutler .1241
        Barkley .0248
        Hoyer .0200

        To be fair, this is a particularly bad season for Jay, as his career number is .0672.

        Just to compare a few (semi-random) guys…
        Rodgers .0737
        Cutler .0672
        Moon .0671
        Rivers .0614
        Romo .0573
        Fouts .0569
        Favre .0516
        Brady .0509
        Brees .0409
        Marino .0323
        Peyton .0323

        And just for you, Irish
        McMahon .0878

        • MB30SD

          What’s Fails dave?!?! How could you leave him off?!?!

          Fails % is THEE most important. Do you have it?

          …oh, never mind, I did a bunch of research and strangely his number was .0000.

          …even more strangely, ALL of his career numbers were composed of only “0s”?!? Erra single one of them!

          TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO!!!!

          • Huge Bears Penis

            possible causes of all 0’s
            1. a glitch in the Matrix.
            2. Fails was shuffled off to Witness Protection and his existence had to be erased.
            3. He is actually an alien overlord and he figured he would go unnoticed as a 5th string backup QB.
            4. a plant from the Patriots to spy on the Bears organization(note: patriots have plants on on teams)
            5. Fails does not know it yet but he is actually a contestant on a strange Japanese Game Show, At the end they will reveal his career is a joke and everything he thinks he accomplished was staged. And his girlfriend is actually an escort that gets passed around the team.

          • Johnnywad

            But if he ever does play, Braverman will turn him into an All Pro. Book it.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            i am secretly wanting it to be number 5.

          • Johnnywad

            Prolly already happens to some extent. Zach Miller just takes what’s his, I’m sure.

          • MB30SD

            Ouch

        • Irish Sweetness

          He was a tough bastard.

    • MB30SD

      HOYER! HOYER! HOYER!

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Yaaaay! Plus next year’s top prospect with the largest set of balls on him since butkus.

        Is that even possible?

        • MB30SD

          no, they don’t make butkus-size balls any more.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            That’s what I was afraid of.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            OK then, whoever can lift Butkus’s jock strap above his head.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        SUCKS! SUCKS! SUCKS!

        • MB30SD

          :_ (

          • Huge Bears Penis

            We should get Romo!

          • MB30SD

            geeee, there’s a free steak on a plate right there!! The sign says it’s free and a $1000 worth of Japanese Waygu.

            But why is there a huge box with a stick propping it up with a string tied to it all around me.

  • willbest

    I been looking at the sportstrac site and it appears we will be able to make some solid work on our secondary. In addition to Eric Berry who probably won’t be tagged there is Trumaine Johnson who won’t be tagged. Captain Munnerlyn won’t be tagged either. Stephon Gilmore is going to be an FA, though he might get tagged. AJ Boyle in Houston probably won’t get tagged.

    If Pace wants to open up the check book we could go from dogshit to serviceable by next season.

    • MB30SD

      yes fucking please.

      Eric Berry… are you fucking kidding me?!? I would jizz.

      Him and Will Hill in the secondary next year. Can you even fathom that?!? Jesus.

      • Johnnywad

        Will could bring the weed Eric needs to smoke for the cancer pain.

        • MB30SD

          Too soon

          • Huge Bears Penis

            never too soon.

    • BearDown100393

      Because of POX, the Bears are only a few pieces away from winning the Super Bowl.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        yes only need 4-5 pieces on D, and 4-5 pieces on O, and 2 pieces on ST. We are SOOOOOOOOOOO close

        • MB30SD

          OMG!!! that’s like… only… 12 pieces!?!?!?

          OMG! OMG!

          • BearDown100393

            Draft + FA = Super Bowl

        • BearDown100393

          Piece of cake. R-E-L-A-X.

  • BearDown100393
    • Johnnywad

      Don’t nobody give a fuck bout soccer.

      • BearDown100393

        He was very excited about this business.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Better be careful Jeff, fake news sites are beginning to get fined heavily.

    • willbest

      Not yet. It’s going to take them a couple years to get the Ministry of Truth up and running after Obama signs the act. A bit odd that he would give that kind of power to the greatest troll the world has ever seen.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Wrong my friend. The inner Ness is fair game for any country to tie someone up in the courts for violating there censorship laws. It’s the main reason it was handed over to an international governing body.

      • SC Dave

        They already took care of the problem in 2012 in the NDAA where they eliminated the anti-propaganda laws.

        The war was lost then. The effect on the young drones being prepped for totalitarianism by the university system is all too evident.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Jeff’s plugging Emery’s drafting prowess over Long/Alshon. I have a slightly different take.

    Long is a stud but he went near the middle of the 1st round which is expensive for a top tier guard in my book. Alshon was good value for a 2nd rounder but so what? Net net, he whiffed on Chicken Dinner and wasted 3 years of my life.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      got to agree, he had 2 drafts and we netted 2 starters, and absolutely no backups or role players.

      • willbest

        Why you gotta hate on Leno like that.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          sorry forgot about Leno.

  • AlbertInTucson

    So, gotta figure Rex is finished as a Head Coach after 2 stops.

    Think he takes a DC position anywhere down the road?

    • MB30SD

      100%

    • Huge Bears Penis

      yep – just not for us.

    • BerwynBomber

      Yes but I’m not sure the DC positions roll in right away. Dude’s a huge personality now and he and the HC would have to work at subsuming it to a degree.

      Rob’s likely headed for a demotion hiring too. D positional coach, I presume.

    • willbest

      Well he sure as hell didn’t sign a 2 year deal, so he is going to spend the next year or two getting $5 million a year to drink beer and look at stripper feet. That actually places him ready to get back to work about the time we move on from Fox. He could end up being DC in Chicago come 2018

      • Huge Bears Penis

        NOPE!

  • dave

    Um, gentlemen? (And I use that term very loosely.) You are way too jaundiced of eye if you do not see what has been done this year. Floyd? “Too skinny?” Yea, quick as a hiccup, still young and learning the position, but duh? Great Rookie!
    Pick Cody Whitehair as a G who steps in and in one game takes control? Duh?
    Pick Kwit in the fourth round? A real live next in line inside linebacker learning with every snap. Duh?
    Ok, a young and growing DE, but getting reps while he grows into his body and still putting in good reps? Yea, again.
    Duh. Jordan Howard? Say no more.
    The rest of the draft, many reps in the DB, Hall missing seven or eight weeks with a bad ankle injury, but a real lock down CB with the body to grow into, scaring off how many throws on Saturday? (Watch the tape.) And then, Braverman (picked 7) a real sleeper if he gets some reps.

    What else? Duh? Matt Barkley had how much time with these receivers? We get him off the wire? Daniel Brown’s performance? What does that say about Barkley? We get Brown off of waivers, and the QB’s best friend (the TE) is there where he is expected to be. Meridith gettin’ it done? Doing what he has done at QB needing to be a gunslinger with receivers you have just met?

    Cre’von? Off the wires. Needs reps, but a starter now and ???

    Bellamy? Wow! What if this dude, who is potentially a great “go to” guy all over the field, develops hands?

    And simply back to Cam Meridith. A former QB who knows how to get open for another QB?

    Hey, the “paid for” media are all afraid to be “homers” and are fighting themselves over negativity just like the most of the media wetting their pants over everything these days.

    I see a team which needs a pit bull S (Hall might be able to do both lock down CB and FS), the best one or two young stud OT’s you can get to compete with Leno, who is still learning, and an (amazingly, barely) adequate free agent pickup who might either get better or prove to be the worst of all decisions made last year, another one, two or three pieces to play in the D7 developmental competition (ranked where at D with all that “yute” behind them?), a project QB and what else? Empty the ICU and bring back Long, Grassau, Z Miller, #1 draft pick White (?????), get Sitton and Goldman healthy, who else?

    Gentlemen, we have in large part fixed the problem which is the BIG UGLIES in the trenches. We sold our soul buying Cutler and lost focus on the trenches where you win playing up north. We’ve (mostly) rebuilt where it matters most, the trenches and the D.

    The rest will fall in place.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      Put? the? bottle? down? you? have? had? too? much???

      • Johnnywad

        Duh

    • MB30SD

      Interesting post, Dave.

      My favorite part was, “quick as a hiccup”.

      You forgot the steak of FA… Freeman.

    • A7Xthebest

      “Sold our soul buying Cutler…” Chris Williams? Gabe Carimi? Don’t blame the ineptitude of every offensive line the guy ever had on Cutler. Obviously they tried to prioritize the trenches it just comes back to good ol Angelo-Emery drafts.

    • BerwynBomber

      I was riding your wave of optimism until you got to Braverman.

      • dave

        Barkley had how many reps with the receiving corp? Braverman can be a great possession receiver as his numbers showed against Michigan. It’s in his head. He will learn how to become a great target, just like Cam has. Give the receiving corp a break and let them at least spend some time taking reps together in the off season. This upcoming draft and the return of players from the ICU will prove quite a deep, young team with the division in their sights.

    • Irish Sweetness

      We fixed the trenches? We’ve got three parts to the OL. We’ve got Akiem Hicks on the DL … and that’s who I’d keep.

      Kwiatkowski? Man, he is a LONG way from being an NFL linebacker. A very LONG way.

      White could be good. Loves me Cam And Jordan. But the trenches are a work in progress IMHO.

  • Irish Sweetness

    I can’t weigh in on football anymore. We’ve said everything there is to be said until about draft time, or when a decision is made on Cutty (whom I hope is here next season with Shaw, grab Allen in the draft).

    I’ve just read that my girl is gone, and a little piece of me has died.

    R.I.P. Carrie.

  • Irish Sweetness

    New thread of sadness …

    • AlbertInTucson

      Thanks. Sigh.

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