• Trac

    Not gonna click, just sayin.

    There is hope Bears fans, if Chico ‘ s done anything for us in Carolina, it’s showing us the Bears can turn this thing around. Very happy for him.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      turn things around? Didn’t he take over for our current coach? How should this give us hope? How bad to Fox leave things in Carolina that allowed Chico to “turn” it around? Don’t get me wrong I am very hopeful in this new staff but Chico’s success doesn’t provide any hope.

      • Trac

        Fox helped create the culture in Carolina. Chico probably couldn’t have done what he’s done without Newton and Kluechley. A year or so ago, he was on the hot seat.

        • SC Dave

          We don’t have Cam, and we certainly dont have Luke.

    • BearDown100393

      Fox went to the Super Bowl with frigging Jake Delhomme.

  • The Yes Guy

    YES

    • Doctor No

      Never

      • BearDown100393

        GOP Debate Recap?

        • Sactowns#1

          “I’m against any change, it freighters me and makes me angry”

          • The GP

            is that a line from Star Wars?

          • Sactowns#1

            lol. No, but it was a direct quote of the writers from the new Star Wars. (as well as the GOP debates)

  • MB30SD

    Sorry, left you guys hanging on the vadgers story yesterday. Ok, here it is…. but first:

    So Shady and I got online for a little shoot shoot bang bang last night, aaaaaaaand: https://imgflip.com/i/xsj6k

    Did I do thaaaaaaat?! ’85, let this be a lesson to you my friend. Do or do not….

    Ok, so the story…

    • MB30SD

      So a trainer at my gym is a raidahs fan, and he knows I’m a bears fan. We talked some smack this year before/after our game.

      Aaaaanyway, I sees him this week and I says, “Dude can rodgers whine any more about that coin flip? What a complete vagina”

      He says, “dude, wanna here a true story about that guy?”

      I says…. “yes.”

      So he tells me one of his really good friends grew up with the vadge in Chico where they… grews up. He and vadge are like besties from kindergarten or someshit. Known each other since childhood. says if you watch the draft tape, in the greenroom, the dude sitting next to vage that night was this guy… his bestie.

      Aaaaanyway, vadge get’s picked up by the cheese so he’s got a little cash. He loans this guy some cash for a car or house or some shit (can’t remember what it was for). couple years into paying it all off, he misses a couple payments when things get tough… but vadge get’s all bent out of shape about the missed payments.

      So he goes and gets a pro loan for the whole amount he now owes and takes it to vage and apologizes for the misses, but says he wants to pay it all of because he was so grateful for his help blah blah blah.

      By this time he’s been named the starter. So vadge takes the money (or the check, he didn’t specify) and throws it back at him and tells him he took advantage of him and used him and he doesn’t need his money now or his friendship because he ‘has tons of friends now’ and to fuck off.

      They’re not friends to this day, and vadgers remains a total self absorbed whiny little cunt.

      (I can’t and don’t care about verifying any of this story so take it as you will, cause I did)

      • Trac

        I think “missed a couple of payments” might need a little clarification methinks. Money and power has a tendency to change people for the worse for the most part. I believe he’s a prick though, he’s gotta be, he’s a cheesehead.

        • MB30SD

          no, he’s def a prick. way too many stories out there.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Too much smoke to be no fire…?

      • BearDown100393

        Jay would never do that to a friend. He doesn’t care about money. 🙂

        • MB30SD

          true story

        • Sactowns#1

          Jay would just snark the guy to death.

        • Irish Sweetness

          He got his best friend traded to the Jets for a fifth rounder !

          • BearDown100393

            Marshall: Am I my brother’s keeper?
            Cutler: Yes I am!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            BM was just a tool Cutty used until it got too squirrelly to be functional, like a circular saw that is great for a while then starts to kick back too often endangering you and anyone else around. Were they friends? probably, best friends i doubt it. I also doubt Cutty was the only reason or even the main reason BM got shipped out.

      • CanadaBear

        Who knows if it’s true but it certainly isn’t hard to believe.

        • MB30SD

          well, this guy swears by it. Just got back from getting all swooolleee in the gym and saw the guy and asked him to verify it’s authenticity for you guys. he swears it’s 100% true and he got it directly from the source.

          • CanadaBear

            Not saying it isn’t true but you just never know. Erin is such a douche we all want to believe it, that’s for sure. Over all the years I’ve watched the NFL, I can’t think of even one high profile QB that was as big a drama queen as Erin.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Terry Bradshaw milked every ding he every suffered as though it were an amputation. He’d go out of the game and them come back in like a hero.

            Big Ben has a widespread reputation for overplaying every ding he takes.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            And overplaying his ding-dong! OH SNAP!

      • 505 Bears

        Vadgers should have taken him to the People’s Court!! HAHA

        • MB30SD

          Doug Liuellen! (sp?)

        • Sactowns#1

          I met a gal at the bar not long ago and the first thing she tells me is “I was on TV a few months ago. You may have seen me.” She’s cute so I’m thinking commercial work or something, so I ask. She responds “Yeah I was on Judge Judy. My roommate was trying to sue me.” Uh…where’s the door.

          • AlbertInTucson

            What do good “Judge” shows have in common with Unicorns?

            Right.

            Neither actually exists.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            Haha! What girl would actually start a convo with a dude ever thinking that he would be someone that would CONSISTENTLY watch daytime court tv?!? (NTTAWWT)

          • 505 Bears

            I met a gal at the bar….you said enough right there

          • MB30SD

            gal? was this bar in the 50’s?

    • The GP

      But is he gay?

    • Shady

      I can’t believe you actually got better at this shit.

  • That Guy

    I’m expecting another one from Jeff today. He’s got to post his predictions for the weekend.

    Parity is a funny thing. There are several terrible teams in the league and several teams that are consistently good. But the past few years, there have been at least 5 or 6 teams in the playoffs that had a legitimate chance to win it all. Neither game this week is easy to predict, and I’m not at all certain that either of them won’t be a blowout.

    I think Arizona had their bad game last week. The game is about Arizona’s offense against Carolina’s defense. I think Arizona gets it together this week and overcomes a nasty pass rush to outscore Newton. I don’t think Newton has the supporting to cast to roll with Palmer when he gets going.

    I think the Patriots find a way to beat Denver. Manning will have some good moments, but ultimately won’t be able to do much. I think a couple of ugly turnovers seals the deal and the Pats offense runs away with it.

    Arizona and New England in the Superbowl.

    • Sactowns#1

      AZ wins and over in the Denver game. Those are my 2.

  • MB30SD

    Denver in the upset… call it peyton’s last hurrah if you will.

    AZ beats car in a squeaker.

    AZ blows out Den in the bowl. DO IT!

    • Trac

      Wait, didn’t Chico man handle the Cards during the season?

      • MB30SD

        who cares?

        Didn’t the french win a couple wars at some point?

        • AlbertInTucson

          Only the French revolution, I believe, and mainly because the opponent was ALSO France.

          • MB30SD

            hahahahahahahahaha

          • SC Dave

            Napoleon was pretty good, Al. At war, I mean.

          • MB30SD

            what have you done for me lately? (beside wine, cheese, and bread?)

          • willbest

            The French are showing more balls after their most recent terror attack than we have after ours.

          • MB30SD

            they’re much less PC. Europe don’t give a shit.

          • AlbertInTucson

            But he overreached, lost in the end wound up exilied. Twice.

        • Irish Sweetness

          The French are the most successful military on the planet, as in they have won more wars than anybody else.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            How is that statement even tangible? Considering that the strategies of war have vastly changed over time and what constitutes a “victory” or being “most successful”?

          • SC Dave

            I can find no evidence of Napoleon fighting in Haiti. In 1803, 27000 Haitians beat a French force of 2,000. Under French commander Rochambeau.

            Wonder if that’s where Cartman got the name….

          • MB30SD

            wow, interesting.

            Doesn’t matter. I heart france.

            Their women, wine, cheese, and countryside and food are winners enough

          • Yeah, but they seem to have lost the MAJOR ones that have changed history and civlization.

            Got conquered by Rome.
            Got the boot by the Brits.
            Got the boot by Algerians.
            Got the boot by Vietcong.
            Got conquered by zee Germans, part one and deux

            And lost a bunch of other times in between.

            They had Napoleon though, and dude was a military bad ass. Told Europe, “Any country who wants to overthrow their monarch, I gotcha. I’ll come in with my million man army led by the greatest military mind since Alexander the Great and set you free.”

            Beethoven and everyone else who hated aristocracy swooned.

            All the kings and queens shat in their pampers, and got together like the 5 families to take him out.

      • willbest

        Carolina faced 4 playoff teams this season. GB, Seattle, Washington, and Texans.

    • Bears-4-Ever

      Even though I think Newton is a douche, I can’t see AZ beating the Panthers. Not the way they played vs. the Pack last week. They looked like crap and if not for Fitzgerald being such a bad ass they would have lost. I also don’t see Denver beating the Pats, Peyton is not the Peyton of Old and their Offensive has been flat.

      So Pats and Panthers in SB50. Panthers win, Tillman and Olsen get well deserved rings.

      • SC Dave

        I would take that result for sure.

      • BearDown100393

        Cam Newton is the A-Rod of the NFL.

      • Don’t forget Jared Allen!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Book it. CAR v NE.

      ARI struggled to beat a team with no receivers and a fat bastard at RB. Manning can’t convert third downs for shit. 1TD and 8 INTS at home this season? (9 TDs-17 INTs overall) His last hurrah was some time ago …

      NE -3
      CAR -3

      Get some.

  • CanadaBear
    • 505 Bears

      D Coordinator opposite a Chip Kelly offense is doom. No time to rest when the offense is working or not….plus no state tax in Texas makes it a decent idea to stick around a little while longer.

      • CanadaBear

        Both good points but I’m guessing the pay raise to DC would more than make up for the state tax in CA. That’s a pretty big promotion from LB coach (that’s the only coaching position Vrabel has had) to DC.

        • willbest

          That depends. A position coach will earn $150k but can earn up to $400k for top end. Presumably he is one of the better ones. A freshly minted Coordinator will only be looking at $600-700k.
          So on surface the extra 8% or so you pay living in CA can be more than offset, however you have to remember that a nice house in a great neighborhood in Houston is going to set you back 400-500k. Doing so in the Bay area is going to set you back 1.5-2.5 million. Same goes for private schooling for your kid, etc.
          Toss on your working environment and passing on the job starts to make sense.

          • CanadaBear

            If you’re working your way up the ladder that’s a big jump from LB coach to DC. Takes a lot of self confidence to say no.

          • willbest

            Perhaps, but if you are him
            1) You should have plenty of money from your decade+ career as a player, so you aren’t pressured to advance
            2) You have only been coaching for 5 years and you have ascended from college to pro position coach and now have a DC offer

            You could argue he should strike while JJ Watt makes that defense look good. But then being Chip Kelly’s DC is a recipe for being 2 and done, at which point you are going to end up like Mel Tucker as a position coach in college.

          • CanadaBear

            I can’t imagine Vrabel being anywhere near as incompetent at Tucker.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Texas obey the constitution with regards to income tax? Cool.

        • willbest

          A proper reading of the Constitution leaves very very few obligations to each state. And not taxing its citizens isn’t on that list of no nos.

          • Irish Sweetness

            “.. due to language in Stanton v. Baltic Mining Co., the income tax is an unconstitutional direct tax that should be apportioned (divided equally amongst the population of the various states). Several tax protesters assert that the Congress has no constitutional power to tax labor or income from labor, citing a variety of court cases. These arguments include claims that the word “income” as used in the Sixteenth Amendment cannot be interpreted as applying to wages; that wages are not income because labor is exchanged for them; that taxing wages violates individuals’ right to property, and several others.”

            But naturally, go to a court of a law and try that one, and you’ll get your ass kicked, yes.

          • willbest

            No I mean the state of Texas can tax its citizens however the F it wants to.

    • Sactowns#1

      SF is poison right now. I think a few more key players jump ship this year, they sign some aging FA’s and finish poorly again.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “I don’t need a job bad enough to work for a guy like Jed York.” ?

      • CanadaBear

        Yeah, either that or Kelly. Unless the Texans are making some promises, I can’t think of any other reason to say no.

    • SC Dave

      Maybe its as simple as being with a potential contender instead of a train wreck?

  • BearDown100393

    Bears win. I always like the Bears.

  • The GP

    Biggsy does some Ditka history.

    Because if this blog loves anything, it’s revisiting the 85 Bears

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bears-archives-mike-ditka-head-coach-20160120-story.html

  • Sactowns#1

    One thing I’ll say about SF, it may smell like bum piss everywhere (like the entire city, its remarkable) but they don’t let the citizens get punked by sports teams or leagues. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/01/15/sf-supervisor-demands-nfl-reimburse-5-million-for-super-bowl-50-expenses/

    • Irish Sweetness

      Bum piss. That’s the brand name for Budweiser in Ireland. True story.

      • burntorangenavyblue

        I’ve definitely gotten away from drinking beers like Budweiser for several reasons:

        1) There’s no flavor, AT ALL
        2) I’m sick of going to places such as Bdubs with my buddies, and the places have the skunkiest of beers (usually the Budweisers and Millers) and makes me sick. I usually resort to buying that because real good beers cost you an arm and a leg. Plus you’re paying premium price for garbage food
        3) I proudly enjoy supporting craft brewing companies because they care about their products and it’s neat to see how each company and it’s respective region produce their beers differently

        • SC Dave

          #3 all the way.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Once again ‘Palm’ beer, brewed by Belgian monks. Nectar.

      • CanadaBear

        In Iowa it was Butt Wiper.

  • The GP

    Nice nose.

    Bebe be cray cray

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYLeR3gWCBk

  • Johnnywad

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/politics/donald-trump-ted-cruz-republicans/index.html

    This is the kind of stuff that just makes me laugh. I couldn’t give a smaller shit about politics anymore. I left it behind feeling it was a complete waste of energy.

    So here I sit, reading and article in which “The GOP” is referring to the two front runners as “like deciding between being shot or poisoned.”. So help me out here. Aren’t these the two guys the folks at that consider themselves members of the party are pulling for? The people of their party are telling them what they want. They, (some Republican group of “Elders” that supposedly know what’s best for the party) apparently disagree vigorously. Meanwhile, no other candidate that the apparent Establishment would back, can gain any traction. This is just fucking laughable. Who is “The GOP” if not the people that see the world their way and put them there?

    All the while, Hillary, whom apparently NOBODY likes, and is at a minimum in breach of a laundry list of federal laws, continues her inevitable plod to the Office. You could not write this shit and expect anybody to buy it.

    America either doesn’t give a shit anymore, or is too stupid to form an opinion. The system will sustain itself regardless of what happens in a multi-billion dollar election every four years.

    • BillW

      I agree – it’s very depressing. Certainly not what the founding fathers envisioned.

      • Irish Sweetness

        They envisioned ripping you all off, according to James Madison anyway …

    • not feeling the bern?

      • Johnnywad

        I haven’t paid enough attention to feel the Bern.

    • BearDown100393

      Everybody knows that the dice are loaded…

    • willbest

      The GOP Donors and the Dem Donors are all at Davos right now figuring out how to get even richer than they are. That should tell you everything you need to know about American politics.

      Bernie and Trump supporters are both experiencing the same thing on an emotional level, they just disagree as to the solution.

      America will continue until it is no longer able to export its misery through reserve currency status. But it is clear that she is in decline, and there will be no rescuing that. We have been challenged by every player on the board and have blinked every single time.

    • SC Dave

      I imagine i posted five years ago that hillary was our next pres after obummer

    • Sactowns#1

      Well if it were up to my 8 year old cousin he would eat cereal and candy all day. I think what the experienced politicians in the party are saying is “these two guys are idiots” and for once I agree. There’s a large group of scared, older white people who are willing to throw away any and all values (except gun rights of course) in order to try and preserve the past. I think that was essentially the GOP response post State of the Union. “Don’t go to the dark side”
      As for Hillary, Bernie will be taking her down, just as Obama did with much the same formula. The thing about Bernie though is he isn’t beholden to Wall Street like Obama is. I’m seriously getting pumped for President Sanders!!

      • willbest

        Don’t know why. Nothing short of the 2020 census is going to flip the house of represenatives

        • Sactowns#1

          Oh lots of foreign and domestic policy and be changed by the president. Hell we’ll save trillions in foreign wars and occupations alone.

          • willbest

            Pretty sure Bernie Sanders and Trump’s foreign policy are cousins. They are both saying they will continue to disassemble Pax Americana, they just have slightly different ways of doing it.

            Incidentally, that is the quickest way off reserve currency status and towards the domestic collapse of the United States.

            No domestic policy can legally be changed by the President. But then again I guess we stopped caring about that during FDR’s time. It is patently clear that neither the SC nor the legislature have any interest in stopping the President from doing whatever he wants. Still, I tend to entirely discount anything a candidate proposes that would be DOA in congress. Obama gets away with it because he is a pure DNC insider, as is Clinton, so the media is kept on chains. Bernie won’t get that treatment unless he goes native and no GOP candidate will. Which means they will have to fight the PR battle if say some guns from the illegal Fast and Furious end up being confiscated when Mexican drug lord El Chapo gets arrested.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Dems think they can reclaim the Senate this time around.

      • MB30SD

        bernie is sadly unelectable… he’s an ugly old man.

        • Johnnywad

          So is Hillary

          • The GP

            BOOM!

          • MB30SD

            hahahahahahahahaha! excellent!

          • AlbertInTucson

            For the exact same reason.

      • Johnnywad

        I’ll just add that in the example at hand, your 8 year old cousin actually gets to have the cereal and candy, because he gets to vote for it.

        • willbest

          Don’t be silly, if voting actually mattered, it would be illegal.

        • Sactowns#1

          True, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to dissuade him and encourage him to make better choices.

          • Johnnywad

            Hey. There it is. A solid, logical way to look at it. See, now I actually feel a little better.

          • willbest

            Then why does anybody who suggest a person perhaps make better choices end up being called a bigot?

    • MB30SD

      both my man, both.

    • Doc Nitty

      The System is Broken. I bow out.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’ll take “Who is too stupid to form an opinion?”, Alex.

      1. There was no income tax before the 16th amendment to the constitution. There was no provision for income tax WITHIN the 16th amendment. Ergo ….

      2. A cartel of privately owned banks known, lovingly as The Fed, charge the government vig on using its own money, and hold the Federal territories, parks, forests, Gold and all birth certificates as collateral on a hundred year-old loan that can never be paid off.

      Nobody does a damn thing about it. At that point, one almost has to say you get the system you deserve. George W said it all. “The constitution is only a piece of paper.”

      • willbest

        Small point, Lincoln imposed the first federal income tax in 1861 to pay for the war.

      • Johnnywad

        What, specifically, would you propose I do about it?

        • Irish Sweetness

          Admittedly, the IRS will bum-rape you anyway. There is no definition of ‘direct tax’, and the taxing of labor is allowed, although technically it’s wages that are being taxed, and wages are what is given for labor.

    • Jwad, I understand the frustration, but as the saying goes, “You may not be into politics, but politics is in to you.” That’s why informing onself and taking a stand is a “duty”, IMO.
      Do I wanna hear those bozos from both parties debating? Hell no. I’d prefer watching porn, playing vids, or talking Bears, but I feel like I MUST do it just so I know what’s up. Same theory I watch both FOX and MSNBC. I just like to be informed, cover my bases, and make up my own mind.

      So, the way I see it, it’s rather simple. After informing yourself, vote for the candidate you believe in.

      Don’t vote for the “lesser of two evils”.

      You’re never going to find a candidate that reflects ALL your principals. Heck, you won’t even marry a girl that does. So, figure out what are the MAJOR principles/ideas/programs that a candidate MUST run on.

      Abortion, military, wars, regulation, taxes, immigration, education, etc

      Wherever you stand on these issues, find a candidate that stands on them too, the major ones. Like I said, doubt any candidate will 100% check your boxes, so you gotta figure out what are your core foundation, and go from there.

      Then vote for the person you believe in regardless of everything else.

      What this does is two-fold.

      One. It earns you the right to bitch. You voted, so now you can bitch. If you stood by the sidelines, can’t bitch.

      Two. It’s a gesture of hope. I don’t know how anyone with kids or ppl that look up to us, can NOT vote.
      Basically you’re telling the younger generation, “Yeah, fuck it. You’re just another brick in the wall. Why bother reading history, polisci, social studies, economics…you can’t do shit anyways.”

      Three. It just feels good voting your conscience, and even if the candidate gets 1%, you can at least sleep well at night. You informed yourself. You voted your conscience. Take it from there.

      For instance, I too am voting Bernie Sanders. I’m not going to point out all the reasons why, but see above.

      From the last election I pretty much knew Hillary was winning barring some major scandal (and The rep have tried with her emails and benghazi, but it aint’ happening).

      Lots of conservatives on this blog called me names for pointing out the obvious.

      Does that mean I just bend over and take it from Hillary?

      No. I’m still voting for an old ugly jew who could be Larry David’s twin cuz IMO I think he would be most beneficial to this country (and since we’re the most powerful nation, the world).

      Can’t let the political grind turn you off. That’s what they want. And while everyone stays home disgusted staring at the bills spread out across the kitchen table, wondering how they will pay their hospital, school, mortgage, the top 1%, the bankers, will keep laughing all the way to the bank.

      THAT must not be.

      • Johnnywad

        I vote in every election Butch. Both of my Grandfathers are veterans of some pretty serious combat. No fucking way could I live with not voting under those circumstances. I’m just growing very, very detached because the “efforts” in Washington net negative results virtually every time a major decision is made. Pick a front, doesn’t matter which one. It always gets fucked up.

        I think what I miss most about the past that I lived in, is accountability. We have none left. You don’t see it in the street anymore, and you don’t see it at the top anymore.

        My buddy’s old man whipped my ass for trying to take a peek at his mom stepping out of the shower. Then my old man whipped my ass when he found out. Now, kid would tell’em both to fuck off and put the pics on Instagram. Same thing seems to be going on in Washington. Just sucks.

        • Accountability will be hard to quantify, but I suppose there are some ways. For example, if you want corporations to be more accountable, stronger regulations.
          If you want presidents to be more accountable, perhaps someone who wants to decrease presidential powers (good luck with that. No president ever wants less power).

          Almost by defacto you’d probably have to vote for one of those lesser known candidates who actually want to change the system. They’re out there, but just get ready for them to lose lol

          Accountability for social issues is another story. That’s more cultural than political. Politics is merely a reflection of the culture.

      • Doc Nitty

        I cannot see how you “stay informed” by watching Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, or any of the like. They’re all just propaganda machines owned by corporations.

        • Well, I read too, but I like knowing what their angles is.

          When Hitler or Mussolini were on the balcony, even if you disagreed, you’d better have been listening.

          ESP if you disagreed.

          • Doc Nitty

            Fair.

      • SC Dave

        Rand Paul for me.

      • Cormonster

        Outside of a few minor differences, the Bern is running the exact same campaign as Nader in 2000 and Jerry Brown in 1992. I went and seen Brown speak that year, and it was all about campaign finance, minimum wage, tax the rich, etc. While he has a hard core following, like Ron Paul on the other end of the political spectrum last time around, his ideas are nowhere close to mainstream.

        • I also voted for Nader (and got mocked endlessly for it).
          Brown was before I could vote, but he didn’t seem nearly as smart as Nader or Sanders to me.

          Nader and Sanders strike me as leaders, not merely politicians.

          I think I’ve said this, but I respect the Libertarian movement, I simply do not agree with it, but at least it’s a philosophy one can debate.

  • BillW

    Florio is STILL arguing for changing the OT rules to allow one possession each. Now I can see the logic in suggesting that, but NOT the way he puts it. He says – quite literally – that GB lost because of the coin flip.

    This guy gets bought out by NBC for his football expertise, and he says that? So touchdowns are inevitable? There is no way to stop it?

    Wait, we’re talking about the Packers.

    Anyway, why would the Packer fans want to complain? By doing so they admit their defense can’t be counted on to stop an 80 yard drive. So you don’t belong in the championship game!

    And the concept of changing to one possession each has its flaws. If both teams score a TD, then you’re back to the team winning the coin flip having an advantage. If the first team scores a TD, the second team now has the advantage of knowing it has to go for it on 4th down.

    The only perfect system is to play full quarters (even if shortened to say 10 minutes) until someone is ahead at the end. But you probably wouldn’t do that in the regular season.

    What was wrong with tie games in the regular season anyway?)

    • BearDown100393

      Vegas. The answer is Vegas.

    • willbest

      NFL OT rules are currently perfect. They are enough like the game, reasonably devoid of luck, and end the game in a timely manner.

      The only thing playing quarters would do is penalize quick strike offenses over those that ground and pounds that can put together 8.5 minute drives.

  • Doc Nitty

    Cor posted that band doing the “dogs” cover by Floyd yesterday. You’re right, Cor. Very spot on. the singer even sounded like Gilmour. While listening I saw a link to a rare version of that song, my favorite Floyd song. It must be an alternate recording for the album that didn’t make it because it clearly isn’t live. But you can hear the difference, especially in the instrumental parts, and a few lyrical changes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nw6j0MSW_s

    • Cormonster

      Check out this guy’s site on youtube. He’s got tons of old, rare concerts posted, mostly just audio now.. Lots of Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, Floyd, and many more. Have to scroll around to find them because he has so many..He is a taper extraordinaire of both audio and video. Met him once through Mule and used to exchange videos with him. His audio and video stuff was so good, most of it got taken down by youtube years ago and he gave up. Too much work to keep loading it. You’ll find some gems in here if you look around. I use youtube as much for just listening to music as I do actually watching live concert footage.

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBtvWD80mwVNT-mkVLQwGCA/videos

      • Doc Nitty

        Dude. I’m gonna have SO much fun with that.

        • Cormonster

          I hope you do. Hey, here’s the original of that Lake Street Dive song from the other day. Their version was very different, so it took me a few listens to figure it out. I can see why you didn’t recognize it.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Q80mk7bxE

          If you liked LSD, check out their performance on KEXP. The singer was obviously sick, but it’s still really good. Here’s an original from them that really shows off her voice, especially at the 3 minute mark.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6smVgHVCcU

          I’m really psyched to see them in concert again. They are the real deal live and a fun show. Going to see them on March 10th. I see they are playing in Seattle the week before the Minneapolis show that I’m attending.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I much prefer LSD’s version of the song – in fact it’s the autoplay song on my Youtube channel. The knocked JFK off the top spot!

          • Cormonster

            Rachael’s voice never gets old. Looking forward to their new album coming out next month. I’m gonna pre-order it tomorrow.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Fave Floyd songs? Just one? Us and them.

  • Doc Nitty

    Other obscure Floyd albums many have never heard of: The following are soundtracks they did for low budget movies in the seventies. The first two are for sci-fi films and the last one is for a hippy film.

    More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGLY5uOxu0&list=PLckAeA53aQzM5EhWSK-uWAEGnnzVQ-ftB

    Obscured by Clouds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyViu1HFn3U

    Zabriskie Point: The movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH_XOOfC6NQ

    Zabriskie Point: The album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnRmnZbY0NA&list=PL4uYFTbj-VuWDKTYTTCIhbsl7XNnFDEhd (other bands and artists are on this one. It features a version of Be Careful with that Axe Eugene but on this album it’s called, Come in Number 51 Your Time is Up.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dude. Zabriskie. That brings me back. Doobie days …..

    • EnderWiggin

      Should ‘Meddle’ be on that list? Or was that a popular album?
      I think The Nile Song was the first Floyd song my oldest brother ever played for me.

    • The GP

      Good stuff.

      In the Dark Side documentary, it’s discovered that really Rick Wright did ALL the Zabriske soundtrack work. Basically nobody else from Floyd did anything.

      • Doc Nitty

        I’m pretty sure all the Floyd stuff from that album was piano music so that doesn’t surprise me. Love scene version 1, love scene version 2 et… with the exception of Come in Number 51 Your Time is Up.

    • The one rather obscure one I really like is Cirrus Minor.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGLY5uOxu0

      Man, that I used to just sip wine and hang in the porch with that song on repeat when I was going through some deep shit.

      Maybe I can prescribe the same to you, bud.

      Like Irish said, love how there’s diff Floyd as we age.

      • Doc Nitty

        Oh believe me. I’ve relaxed in many different ways with that song. I have a playlist that I listen to while I fall asleep that I named Sleep Time and it’s all floyd songs that are like Cirrus Minor. Songs like Stay, Fat Old Sun, A Pillow of Winds, If, Cirrus Minor, etc…

        • Irish Sweetness

          No ‘Us and them’ ? Lovely warm sleepy time chum chum song.

  • The GP

    Ahhhh….. interwebz opinions…..

    Here are some from 2006 saying Heath Ledger was the “worst choice EVAR” to play the Joker.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/film/Film-News/MpguI-xlarge.jpg

    • BearDown100393

      Meanwhile Clooney predicted to be the Batman of GOAT…..

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      “internet” means never having to say you’re sorry.

      • MB30SD

        sorry I’m not sorry?

    • I just read some pretty damning article on how Jared Leto is handsdown the worst joker.

      Something along the lines that Leto’s joker is like a 16yr old kid who shops at Hot Topic and listens to My Chemical Romance trying too hard to be cool…makes you wanna watch American Psycho again just to see him get hacked to death.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        considering there has been 5 seconds of footage of him in the movie released so far I think I’m willing to give him some slack.
        Save that guys post until the movie comes out and then compare.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            lol, nice

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I think they are trying to veer away from Nolan’s vision of Batman and that universe a bit because it limits some of the DC characters.
            I loved Nolan’s “realistic” take on what Batman, Joker, Two Face, etc would be like. I’m also pumped at what these new guys can do with Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Rick Flagg and some of the supernatural characters.

          • I would liked to have watched a Green Lantern movie that didn’t suck balls.

            It’ll be interesting. I like the remake of the Joker (visually). I mean, the purple zoot-zoot is a bit 20s, which fit the whole art deco look of the original, but I’m all for edgy stuff.

            I just thought the ppl making fun of Leto were pretty funny.
            The stories of Leto on set are already becoming legendary in themselves.

      • BearDown100393

        Would’ve been cheaper just using a GoPro on Marilyn Manson for a day.

      • AlbertInTucson

        The Batman franchise only gets rebooted, what? Every 10 minutes or so?

      • Irish Sweetness

        Worse than the guy in gay 60s Batman?

        Anyone pumped for the new X-Files after the NFC champ game?

  • SC Dave

    Doh

  • MB30SD
    • SC Dave

      Hahaha.. go for it dude!

      • Sactowns#1

        Those tracks are available to put on any vehicle and they aren’t really that pricey, about $4-$5k.

        • MB30SD

          Cheap!

      • MB30SD

        I just want to run over a whole field full of skulls.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    too much politics on here today. look at some boobs.

    http://thechive.com/2016/01/19/sometimes-you-gotta-let-them-breathe-40-photos/

    • MB30SD

      you complete me

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        shut up. you had me at hello

        • MB30SD

          show me the money

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            Alright, I shoplifted the pootie.

          • MB30SD

            for this young cindarella, coming out of nowhere

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            you threw me off switched movies on me.

  • Trac

    So my Son and I are in Austin and we pull up to a red light and a few seconds later someone pulls up to next to us on my blindside playing “Beat it” full blast by the child molester. So I say out loud, “what the heck, what idiot is jacking up my ears playing “Beat it” over my airwaves? My son looks out the window and says to me, “it’s some guy on a Harley, some people have no shame”.

    hahaha

    As soon as he says that, my mind conjures up an image of Murph driving down Michigan Ave on his hog, blasting “Beat it” by Michael friggin Jackson.

    Hahaha

    I’m looking at you Murph!

    • MB30SD

      such a judgy texas old boy ; )

      • Trac

        Who do you think you are homie? You ain’t so bad.

        “Holmes doesn’t hit as hard as Shavers. Nobody hits like Shavers. If anybody hit harder than Shavers, I’d shoot him.”

        Tex Cobb

        • MB30SD

          I like beat it… and to beat it

        • Irish Sweetness

          Ali said that about Shavers too. “He took all I had and he hit hard.”

    • Guess he got tired of blasting Steppenwolf.

      • SC Dave

        And ZZ Top

    • BearDown100393

      Cedric had to sell his boat. Let the man ride his Harley in peace. Texas cops give him a hard enough time. “Beat It” is all he has now.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Weird Al’s (no relation) EAT IT is the best music video parody, ever.

    • DaMurph

      You will NEVER hear Michael Jackson come out of my speakers!!!

      • MB30SD

        liar

      • Trac

        Hahaha. My Son was shocked the guy was playing that song and driving a Harley. It was hilarious.

      • Irish Sweetness

        How do you know it’s bedtime at the Neverland ranch?
        When the big hand touches the little hand ….

        P.Y.T. ! Pretty .. YOUNG … thing!

        And how about this from ‘Human Nature’ :

        Why, Why, Tell ‘Em That Is Human Nature
        Why, Why, Does He Do Me That Way?
        Reaching Out
        To Touch A Stranger
        Electric Eyes Are Everywhere
        See That Girl
        She Knows I’m Watching
        She Likes The Way I Stare

        {IRISH!}

        Sorry.

  • Irish, or any other Alien truther, here ya go. Tall whites existed…a billion years ago…

    http://robwaugh74.tumblr.com/post/137806162169/we-havent-found-aliens-because-theyre-all

    • Irish Sweetness

      1. Remember all that gash about a Planet Nibiru? Well, now there’s confirmation of a ‘Planet 9’ way out in the kuiper belt that’s distance from the sun is 600 times that of Earth’s. It’s 20 times as massive as Earth.

      http://www.wired.com/2016/01/could-you-live-on-planet-nine/

      2. As for Comet 67P .. .isn’t it weird – as with Jade Rabbit – that we send craft to land on another celestial body, and then it ‘malfunctions’ and we can’t get pictures back anymore. Why did they spend all that money to land on a comet?

      • SC Dave

        “If Planet X is out there, Brown and Batygin say, astronomers ought to find more objects in telltale orbits, shaped by the pull of the hidden giant. But Brown knows that no one will really believe in the discovery until Planet X itself appears within a telescope viewfinder. “Until there’s a direct detection, it’s a hypothesis—even a potentially very good hypothesis,” he says.”

        Brown and Batygin are the two that announced the “discovery”.

        http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/feature-astronomers-say-neptune-sized-planet-lurks-unseen-solar-system

        • Irish Sweetness

          I would hope people accept the finding. A planet that far out is hard to find and then photograph. People accept black holes, don’t they? There’s a super massive black hole at the center of every galaxy that can’t be photographed, but we know they’re there ….

          • The GP

            Planet X sidereal year is 20,000 Earth years. So it’s out there moving very slow. We are moving fast. There are only a few days a year where the earth’s alignment allows for a solar path that could see the planet and we’re not really sure where it is. It has a very low luminosity such that you would need the Hubble or maybe Mauna Kea to find it.

            I’m sure we can find it if it exists but it won’t be easy. They infer it by the asteroid movement in the Kuiper belt on the OPPOSITE side of the orbit of the planet.

          • Irish Sweetness

            There’s literally nothing to shine light on it, I can’t see how you’d get a photograph of that. It’s cool though, isn’t it? This massive lonely planet flying silently through space because of gravity waves we’re about to discover. This totally beats living in the dark ages waiting to die of the black death. There wasn’t even football back then!

      • MB30SD

        These are not the druids you’re looking for?

  • HorseFace proclaims this year’s Donkeys mas macho than last year’s. So, in other words, Fox is a pussy?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/01/22/elway-credits-kubiak-says-the-broncos-are-tougher-than-last-year/

    • Not related, but interesting rant from a commenter.

      “The fix is in!

      The NFL ignored the millions of $$$$$ the Donkeys paid to Elway and
      Davis under the table to cheat the salary cap in order to *win* their 2
      fraudulent and tainted SBs.

      Green Bay and Atlanta were robbed.

      NFL waited until Elway retired to penalize Denver. Now the NFL has
      assigned “Guns” Hochuli to ref the game. Why? Denver is 7-0 in their
      last 7 games with him, while NE is only 3-4 in their last 7 with him.

      The cry has changed from, “This one’s for John!” into, “This one’s for Peyton!”

      This game will be a disgrace to true football fans with how one-sided the calls will be!”

      • BearDown100393

        I shed nary a tear for New England.

      • MB30SD

        tin hats too?

      • Irish Sweetness

        Good Lord. Is that 7-0 true? Here’s to Tom Brady then. May the Gods be with him.

      • SC Dave

        Perhaps that clown is worried the Pats may lose because the refs will be on the lookout for cheating?

      • The GP

        “Guns” is a little flabby. Time for the HGH shots.

        Peyton and Ed can shoot up together, and then squirt a little of the syringe in Ashley’s mouth.

        Too much?

  • Who?

    Bears hired Dave Ragone as QB coach.

    Ragone spent last year as a quality-control coach in Washington. He was a backup quarterback with Houston from 2003-2005. Ragone is an important hire with Jay Cutler coming off one of his better
    seasons. He replaces promoted OC Dowell Loggains. – roto

    • I remember him from his college days as a QB at Louisville. I believe he preceded Brian Brohm.

      • I’m more than a little worried about our offense.

        Ppl assume “next man up” but there’s usually a good reason the next man is next and not already in.

        We have NO idea what Loggains is at OC. He could be the next Tice.
        Everyone assumed Tucker couldn’t fuck up the D since he was gonna keep “continuity”. How’d that turn out?

        And now this guy who for all we know, has never even met Cutler. IMO, Cutler needed a firm QB coach he respected. Loggains had a history with him.

        Cutler could just walk all over this guy. If he gave the finger to Martz, imagine this nobody.

        It def raises an eyebrow.

        Hopefully, it’ll all work out, but our O think tank seems less powerful than in 15.

        • I’m gonna trust Fox on this one. He has a history of strong coaching staffs.

          And this offense could have worse coaching but still be better in 2016 with better skill position health.

          • MB30SD

            This. And why worry about something that we haven’t seen/experienced.

            We’ll see next year

          • Trac

            I reserve the word “worry” for the women’s n chillin’s.

          • I think just having Alshon healthy (?) will increase our PPG by 3-7.

            Still doesn’t mean that Loggains offense acumen is on par with Gase’s.

            Gase just got an HC gig for a reason, even though some (including me) had doubts.

            Gase did have a history at OC.

            Loggains is a complete unknown. That’s why Jeff speculated that we’d hire someone else.

            Oh well.

            It’s kinda like letting Chico go for Babich.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            we will still be running Fox’s offense. As far as Gase having history as OC besides this last year, he had one year as a second fiddle OC in Denver to Manning, so not much history if any. Loggains was the OC in Tennessee a couple years back so it is a little better than the Chico for Babich transition.

          • But Gase had a few things going for him.

            1. He helped Tebus actually win, even a damn playoff game. That’s something of a slight miracle.
            2. He then did a 180 and helped Peyton (Granted, Peyton is his own OC, but he did help and must’ve learned a lot from him. Like a PhD program taught by a Nobel Winner).
            3. He had a good reputation as a young mind, so much so that he could’ve got the HC gig in SF but refused it.
            4. He had a previous connection with Cutty.
            5. Gase came from the Martz tree, which coincidentally was the same system that made Cutler most productive.

            Loggains and Rogone combined don’t boast that kind of resume.

            Like I said, they MIGHT be a better combo, but IMO we’ve def taken a step back coaching wise.

            But a healthy Alshon/White/Miller and solid HB rotation will probably make up for the points.

            Game is about strategy and execution, the latter is on the players, while the former is on the coaches, so I’ll wait and see about the former.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            Gase was QB coach with Tebus, Mike McCoy was the genius behind that slight miracle, not saying Gase did not learn a lot or help out a lot, but a lot of people around here questioned his play calling/decision making. So if you are going to credit Gase with Tebus success you have to credit Loggains just as much for Cuttys turn around last year.

            In several interviews Cutty has praised Loggains, so there is that. And the added continuity that we will probably be running the same offense, I don’t see Loggains changing up to much which will benefit Cutty. My guess is that is the reason we did not look outside the organization for OC.

            Loggains is 35(younger than Gase) and has been interviewed for several OC positions the last couple years, so he also has a pretty good reputation as a ‘young mind’.

            I too am in a wait and see mindset, but IMO I don’t think it was that big of a step back coaching wise.

          • Loggains was an OC in TEN for one year, not that that says much about his OC prowess in either direction.

            Gase had basically no OC experience either prior to this year. He was Peyton Manning’s lackey 2 years before that.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I read he was more west coast, and Gase was more vertical.

          If the talent isn’t there, it won’t make any difference as to the scheme they use, and vice versa. That RG spot needs a good player in there. If AJ stays, we still need two more vet receivers. If he leaves, we need 3 receivers. Folk place too much emphasis on the OC. If the talent is there, Cutty can call a play, he’s been doing it for a while. If it’s not, the OC looks bad.

        • Trac

          Does it cause you penile disfunction?

          • Even at half-mast, it’s still enough for the ladies!

            But yes, my O chub is def concerned.

            Oh well, I’m sure an offseason of fluff pieces about Loggains and what’s his name will make me believe we’ll be the Martz Rams

        • willbest

          Tice suffered from 2 problems
          1) Not getting the play in on time
          2) Not being particularly creative.

          And #2 wouldn’t have been all that critical without #1 because Cutler to Marshal/Forte was elite enough against most defenses even if they knew what was coming.

          Realistically the same will be true next year. Cutler to Alshon is coming but nobody was stopping it when Alshon was healthy.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I remember him when his brajole was a like a pinky finger. Fuhgeddboutit.

  • National Review, conservative mag since the 50s, Against Trump Issue.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/politics/national-review-magazine-opposes-donald-trump/

    #palinKissODeath

    • SC Dave

      I’ll have to vote for The Donald if it is v. Bernie.

      (just kidding… I’ll write-in MB instead)

      • Irish Sweetness

        Wouldn’t it be great if NOBODY voted … just as a gigantic ‘Fuck You’ to the lot of them?

        • Trac

          No man should have to endure this tyranny. Women on the other hand….. He he.

        • BearDown100393

          Richard Pryor’s dream. Vote “None Of The Above”. Brewster’s Millions.

      • MB30SD

        At least I won’t have hair to get grey the first year.

        • BearDown100393

          R

    • Trac

      I gotta tell you, when a woman shriek ‘ s over a microphone like she did the other day, it makes me physically ill. Could you imagine a Hillary, Pelosi ticket? That would be worse than Chinese torture or water boarding.

      • I’m not married for a reason, Trac, and that’s on the top 10 reasons lol

      • BearDown100393

        Well the coin didn’t flip and Erin got carried away….

    • willbest

      Trump isn’t a conservative. He is a populist using conservative principles. Bernie Sanders is a populist using socialist principles. Its why they both have very similar foreign policy objectives.

      As for the NRO, nearly everybody on that list wants the US dickering around in Israel specifically, and the Middle East generally. It is not the least bit surprising that they would be against the only viable GOP candidate that is expressing no interest in doing that.

      • Yes, but “Populism” can be bad, and Trump is appealing to the Sithian fear in the populace.

        Building walls (didn’t Reagan say something about that?), deporting, blocking refugees, etc etc
        We’ve seen this before. Many “populist” in the South ran on slavery and segregation.
        The populace didn’t bat an eye when we encamped the Japanese during WW2. The populist denied gay marriage in CA and other states.

        IMO, Sanders is appealing to the hope not fear of the populace, the better angels of our nature, as Lincoln once so eloquently described.

        But, that’s just ole Butch’s take.

        • willbest

          Trump’s immigration proposals were tried previously in the early 1900’s up until the 1965 open borders act, and that period of time was an era of solid economic growth and cultural integration (excepting blacks who did make progress during that time but were set back particularly in the south during the Jim Crow era). The US was wildly discriminatory against the Irish, Italians, Jews and anybody else that washed up. But the 50 year getting to know you period worked pretty well, and these days we are similar enough to collectively be called white.

          Personally, I think we need such a period again, because otherwise there will be secessions and civil war as we continue to drift apart. The US is an exceptionally tolerant country. In France they are going door to door knocking on Muslim homes, searching homes, confiscating weapons, and arresting people. French taxi drivers are refusing to pick up Muslim looking passengers. In response to the Cologne Muslim rape gangs, Germans are forming up their own packs and hospitalizing Muslims. None of that is happening in this country, but it damn well could.

          Do I think Trump is the guy to do it? Nope, but he is the only one that proposed it.
          As for Sanders he appeals to greed, not hope. His shtick is that what is going on is unfair (it is), and I am going to make the people treating you unfairly pony up for your education and healthcare so that you can have a fair shot (you won’t). Of course, if you go to his “hot to pay for it” page on his website he is proposing a 8.4% tax on every worker, which will cover about half his 1.3 trillion in new costs. Another 33% will be from tax the rich schemes that never work because the rich will just put in more loopholes, and the rest from mythological savings. But the most damaging of his soak the rich scheme is the taxing cap gains as ordinary income. Talk about destroying capital investment in the US, tax it at 50%. oy vey

          But even the 8.4% tax on workers isn’t going to generate the money he thinks it is. If you ask tradesman if there is a discount if you were to pay cash, the answer is increasingly becoming yes. There is a reason that over 1/3rd of Greece’s economy (the last I checked) was black market) and Italy’s is over 25%.

          • Trac

            You’re dead wrong on the last part about cash though wil. I’ve got news for you, it won’t be an issue for long because cash is going away. The fed and government are feverishly trying to put a name to every dollar and banks are increasingly trying to punish business owners that bring in a lot of cash through their doors. They want all transactions to eventually be cash less and the reasons should be obvious. A one world global economy controlled by a central banking cartel.

          • willbest

            Yeah I have been watching those academic papers travel around the learned group. But us simpletons are a fair bit smarter than they are. There was cash before the government made it. There will be again if they stop.
            Anyway, they can’t get rid of cash until they get over their aversion to requiring everybody have a photo ID card to vote.

        • The GP

          Sithian fear.

          Incredible. Ridiculous.

          https://youtu.be/3s8BZjcP3qU?t=27

  • Irish Sweetness

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362478/?ref_=rvi_tt

    ‘The Box’ was a good flick from 2009 – anyone see it? Based on the Richard Matheson story (‘I am legend’ author).

    Premise:

    A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don’t know.

    Do you do it?

    OK .. .for GP … it’s 200 million dollars ….

    • The GP

      I would let Trac decide for me.

      • Trac

        Technically, we don’t know each other do we? Hee hee.

    • Trac

      I wouldn’t take any deal that would hurt someone knowingly.

      • Irish Sweetness

        That would bode well for you in the context of the movie, Trac. Congrats.

    • BillW

      Never saw it but I heard the ending. It is fantastic in concept at least. Very Twilight Zone worthy.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Well sometimes you’re walking down a road, you take a side-street and it changes your life. Whilst doing a search for the movie I just posted about below, I saw something called The Drop Box. No, it wasn’t a movie about the creator of an online storage service. It was something quite different – the saddest, most-uplifting documentary film I’ve ever seen, about an incredible man, Pastor Lee. I spent most of it in tears, angry at myself for being so selfish, and worrying only about my own family and trying to make ends meet every month, angry at the prevailing attitudes which prompt frightened young women/girls in South Korea to leave their babies in Pastor Lee’s heated drop box (sometimes only an hour old and generally disabled). The bell at his home has been rung 700 times in this way.
    I always say that charity begins at home. I only had 50 dollars put aside for the football season this year, and it’s just about lasted … but if I come up trumps on Sunday I’ll be making a donation. Please join me.

    From Christiandaily.com :

    Kindred Image celebrated the 28th birthday of Eun-man, the eldest son of Pastor Lee Jong-rak, a South Korean pastor who has helped save abandoned babies in South Korea, many of whom have physical or mental handicaps.

    On July 16, 1987, Pastor Lee’s son, Eun-man, was born with a severe disability, cerebral palsy, which would leave him bedridden for the rest of his life.

    Pastor Lee, his wife, and their daughter lived in Eun-Man’s hospital ward, waiting for the day when Eun-man would be discharged. He sold his house to pay for Eun-Man’s hospital bills.

    Eun-Man’s legacy inspired Pastor Lee to to protect those who can’t protect themselves by starting a campaign in South Korea to help save abandoned children with disabilities.

    “Now, 14 years later, Eun-man’s life, which could have been seen as a burden, has led to the rescue of over 700 precious children and to the counseling and care of hundreds of mothers,” Kindred Image notes.

    Hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the side of the street in South Korea every year. Pastor Lee built a drop box on the side of his home with a humble sign reading, “Place to leave babies.”

    With this campaign, Pastor Lee’s goal was to provide a life-giving alternative for desperate mothers in his city of Seoul. At first, he did not expect babies to come into the drop box — which had warm towels, heating lamp, and a bell to signal when a baby was left there — but many children were placed in the box, allowing Pastor Lee to care for them.

    Kindred Image is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping abandoned babies in South Korea. It is also behind the film “Drop Box” which documents the story of Pastor Lee.

    “What began as a desperate one-man campaign for life in one of Korea’s poorest neighborhoods is now an organized effort to speak for the unborn, love and serve mothers in crisis, and offer alternatives to abortion and abandonment in unsafe places,” Kindred Image says on its website http://kindredimage.org/ourwork/

    http://www.thedropboxfilm.com/videos/

    • beninnorcal

      Not sure I could handle that film, sounds pretty sad. Somewhat encouraging, though, that people like Pastor Lee exist.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Niagara falls, Ben. I thought I was stone in there.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    If this is where NFL stats are headed, I’ll be sitting those conversations out.”

    “Defensive-Adjusted Yards Above Replacement.”???

    Really?

    JUST what we need.

    More impossible-to-decipher statistical categories.

    “Why, a four-year-old child could understand this report.
    Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can’t make head nor tail out of it.”
    – Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), DUCK SOUP.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    There is only 1 game to bet tomorrow and you know which one it is. I put the fucking house on the Pats moneyline. That’s my 401k for the year. A 50% rate of return in one day.

    I could have gone with the spread but there is too much vegas shit that could happen. I’m guaranteeing a Pats victory tomorrow. If you have any money whatsoever lying around please baby jesus in heaven simply bet it on the Pats and receive 50% of what you bet as reward for your common sense.

    oh…..and i’ll be drinking this all day to keep nerves at coma levels….

    http://rumdood.com/2009/07/16/cocktail-recipe-the-painkiller/

    • The GP
    • Trac

      Bully, what tax bracket are you in? Risk a hundred for 25 bucks?

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        i’m not sure that i have to pay taxes on illegal online gambling.

        • Trac

          Gotcha. 😉

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            yet, i don’t feel gotten.

          • Trac

            ‘If you can treat failure with the same understanding as winning, you will be a man my son.’

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            sounds good.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Funny, that’s what the ax folks say when they find out about it.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Here’s to Brady!

      I doubled up the Pats and the Panthers. That Manning is 7-0 with Hochuli in charge (?) is a worry. The NFL might want a smackdown for deflategate.

      • Trac

        1 down? 1 to go?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Is your bookie’s middle name ‘The’ ?

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        haha, nope. I use Bovada and get paid out from The Bank of Montreal…which my bank teller usually laughs at. I believe she knows exactly what is going on. The amounts are never over 7500.00 at a time. I think US laws are 9,000 before it has to be reported. I’ll clean up today and get paid over a several week period.

    • Cormonster

      That sounds good and pretty similar to the Rum punches I would drink in Jamaica the few times I traveled there. Those fuckers were strong though, and comatose was a real possibility if you didn’t watch yourself. Have you ever tried Banana Sip-Sops? When I was in Antigua a while back I tried every rum drink the bartender could come up with and that was definitely my favorite.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        Banana Daiquiri…..the real version, is amazing. Very subtle, not very sweet, plenty of punch you in the face rum. I need to move to the Caribbean.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSepe08blA

        • Cormonster

          That sounds good. Give the Banana Sip Sop a try sometime, especially if you want to butter up to the wife. It’s like crack for women.

          http://www.barmeister.com/drinks/recipe/125/

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            ok, just found the recipe. It seems like it will be delicious. I’ll add a bit of Navy strength rum to it to justify all of the cream i’ll be consuming.

          • Cormonster

            It’s a good buzz maintainer when you need to back off a little on the harder stuff if you’re getting a little too fucked up too early in the day.

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