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DBB Weekend Show Featuring Former Bears Safety Cam Worrell [AUDIO]

| September 15th, 2017

On the Weekend Show:

  • Jeff scares himself by looking deeply at the first 8 games of the schedule and wonders if the Bears will be favored in any of them.
  • Cam Worrell talks about the mentality of turnovers and talks passionately about Brian Urlacher, Hall of Fame candidate. (“Lach” is a gracious paintball player but an animal on the field.)
  • Reverend Dave sets the new record for Most Mailed-in Sermon.
  • MUSIC FROM THE GREAT CYRILLE AIMEE!

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  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    it was sad when the turnover mindset went away, and we saw footballs lying on the ground all over the field and players just looking at it.

    • Nothing epitomizes this then that one play when Porter strips a lion right before he scores and Amos just looks at the ball at the 1 like it’s a museum piece.

      Naturally, the Lions jump back on it, and go on to score.

      That falls on Fangio.

      He trains his defenders to not fuck up (and they still do) instead of attack.

      Maybe we should’ve hired Greg Williams.

      • SC Dave

        That is nothing like the Packer game.

        The Most Shameful Play in Bears History of My Lifetime.

        • A7Xthebest

          Definitely makes my personal top 5.

  • SC Dave

    Looking forward to getting time/place to listen to this. It’s cool to listen to guys that have played the game.

    Well, many of them, anyway.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    It feels like the media is pressing a bit to raise up Watson’s pedestrian play to some elevated level. If Tom Savage had the same numbers the narrative would be quite different. I wonder why that is?

    NFL.com : Deshaun’s dazzling debut (um what the fuck?)
    Michael Irvin : Deshaun Watson is Michael Jordan (also trying to get JJ Watt to say the Texans finally have their franchise QB, fyi, he most politely gave a non answer)
    he’s averaging 4.8yds per throw (lowest in the league) on a 57% completion % , has over 7 sacks taken in 2 halves and is a cunt hair away from having 4 to 6 INT’s in 2 halves of football if not for penalties and dropped pics. Wow, as if criticizing this kid is going to be construed as supporting the Alt Right and killing gay baby seals.

    I want the kid to succeed based on his character and back story and likeability as much as the next guy but it’s annoying as fuck to watch the rationalization and sugarcoating going on by the media. It feels forced.

    Maybe that’s why media and former players want him to succeed so badly. Maybe he represents exactly what the perfect ideal for them is, hell maybe the NFL’s perfect ideal for african americans in general given the current state of affairs in America, a smart, articulate, kind hearted, poised, emotionally mature, driven african american kid that could possibly succeed at QB in the NFL that has always done the right thing and doesn’t look like he’d ever do the wrong. It’s easy to get behind good people I guess. Count me a fan, i’m just not going to ignore what i’ve seen like every writer and talking head.

    • SC Dave

      Excellent post, Yonny.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        thanks dave, a lazy read would lead someone to believe it was kind of a racist post but if you put that in the context of the post game show, the absolute almost aggressive yearning and lobbying of Michael Irvin, the subtle silence and carefully selected positive thoughts of Marshall Faulk (who never minces words), the myriad of excuses from Mooch and Rich Eisen keeping his mouth completely shut, once must ask the question.

        We search for good stories to counteract the host of negative ones that seem to rear their heads. People rationalized Tebow because he was a good person and religious and it was misplaced love for his football performance. The guy wasn’t a good NFL QB but he seems to be a great person. Some people want that to be enough for the job of QB. It’s not. Watson’s career has just begun and people are annointing him.

        The NFL.com article headline was about his dazzling debut and then the article itself seemed to be written from a completely different angle once the facts came out…..and even the coach admitted subtly that it was a “rookie” game but something to build on. 10-9? Slow your roll.

        • SC Dave

          The search for the Good Egg goes on and on.

          The realities of twitter and the 24×365 news cycle have made it vastly more difficult to keep one’s nose clean.

          Hence, people that are both superstars AND well-respected human beings become that much more precious. There just aren’t many Tim Duncans out there.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Pedestrian play is just fine. Some people are elated to see numbers similar to it. Such fine numbers have actually been elevated to higher levels by some fans of other teams.

    • BerwynBomber

      “If Tom Savage had the same numbers the narrative would be quite different. I wonder why that is?”

      Because Savage isn’t a rookie and can’t make 50 yard TD runs.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Savage is a fine QB. He threw for 62 yards in the first half. What more can you ask of a QB? I honestly don’t know why a coach would bench him at halftime with numbers like that.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Bomber, cmon man, I’ve watched both games.

      • Yeah, I don’t buy the trying to make him a poster boy because of his background.

        Irvin says A LOT of stupid shit, like that Cutler was going to be MVP.

        http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000388465/MVP-predictions

        Doubt he was trying to go to bat for rich apathetic white alums from Vandy.

        • A7Xthebest

          Nah, Irvin shills HARD for every Black QB. It’s something I’ve noticed for years.

    • CanadaBear

      Everybody wants to see really good people succeed. If only it worked that way! I’m also guessing that Watson gets a little bit of extra love because of the flooding in Houston. Everybody wants to put on a happier face when teams are dealing with natural disasters.

      • SC Dave

        Good point on the water thing.

    • He looked like shit that first half except for that 50 yd scamper we all know is not sustainable in the NFL ( see RG3, Tebus, et al)
      I asked this pre-draft.
      What can Watson do that Kaep can’t?

      Last night he didn’t show me much more. Watson looked to have happy feet and looked to escape the pocket too fast a la Manziel.

      That being said, the Texans really through him into the fire esp on a short week knowing their D can shut down Dalton

      My question was if his IT factor will be enough to overcome his bad habits and lack of true QB acuemen.

      Wasn’t enough for Tebus.

      • SC Dave

        The “it” factor certainly seemed present for one run. The only TD of the game.

        • Yeah, but not sure you really need the “it” factor to be a running QB.

          Kaep ran for over 200 yds against the Puke in the playoffs.

          The “It” comes when the clock is winding down and you have to stick a perfect throw with the game on the line.

          Those moments are far more frequent and important in the NFL.

          But no doubt that was a great run.

  • King of DBB

    @ Tampa – L
    Pitt – L
    @Gb – L
    Minnesota – L
    @ Baltimore – L
    Carolina – L
    @ Saints – W

    I have them 1-7 going into the bye.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      ouch…..and i agree. One more injury on that D, especially the D line and it’s going to get ugly.

      • King of DBB

        The home games against the Vikes and the Panthers should – SHOULD – be in reach.

        But the team has to win Sunday to get that rolling.

    • SC Dave

      I’m always optimistic.

      @ Tampa – W
      Pitt – T (I hate Pittsburg and just CANNOT pick them to win)
      @ GB – W
      Minnesota – W
      @ Baltimore – L
      Carolina – L
      @ New Orleans – W

      4-3-1

      • leftcoastdave

        I’d flip the Panthers and Packers games but agree with you on four wins before rolling for the last eight games to win the division.
        Tough learning curve with the schedule, but a learning curve it will be with lots of new weapons to integrate into the O.

    • CanadaBear

      Between Tampa, the BiQueens and Carolina, I’m hoping they win at least one of them. I don’t think they are winning the away games in Baltimore or NOLA. If the injuries keep piling up, the second half of the season won’t look all that much easier. I’m still sticking with 5 wins, total.

      • leftcoastdave

        O ye of little faith.

        • CanadaBear

          Very. I’d like to be more optimistic but I really can’t be until I see better results. If the Beloved win a couple of tough games I’ll come around some.

      • SC Dave

        Injuries are already a problem. I worry most about losing our hands-down best ILB.

  • King of DBB

    The Jets sent Marquess Wilson packing over the summer and the Pats just let him go last week.

    He’s out there. Not even showing enough stuff to get a job on the fucking Jets, but who knows, maybe he could flash some of his old mojo – the tiny bit that there was when he wasn’t concussed or nursing a broken bone.

    • willbest

      With the Jets its possible he showed too much promise since they are tanking.

    • BearDown100393

      Making room for Braverman

  • CanadaBear

    Thanks for the Glennon moratorium (at least for this post). Nice to hear from Cam.

  • King of DBB

    You know it’s a bizzarro world when the Doomer sounds exactly like Jeff:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/ct-brainwashed-bears-fans-trubisky-glennon-rosenbloom-20170915-column.html

    #PlaytheKid

    • CanadaBear

      I almost read it and then realized it was Rosendouche. Uh, no.

  • willbest

    Posner dropped some real talk on his way out the door.

    He called his approach to judging pragmatic. His critics called it
    lawless. “I pay very little attention to legal rules, statutes,
    constitutional provisions,” Judge Posner said. “A case is just a
    dispute. The first thing you do is ask yourself — forget about the law —
    what is a sensible resolution of this dispute?”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/politics/judge-richard-posner-retirement.html

    Now when you are as close to the system as I am, this sort of thing is pretty obvious and has been going on for a good long while. But the issue is that in order to have a functioning first world society everybody needs to buy into the predictability of the rule of law. The more people witness the laws being applied without any semblance of fairness and predictability, the more order will break down, and eventually a preference cascade will leave the US looking like every dysfunctional second world country that is productive but corrupt (see China, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, etc).

    This is because its impossible to enforce all the laws that are on the book and we only work as a society because 95% of us spend our time trying to follow the laws as best we can. The real problem with all of this is its exceptionally difficult to push this boulder up a hill. In fact, I am not aware of any country on the planet to ever achieve it without a SHTF external threat.

    • SC Dave

      Rule of Law left with The War On Drugs

    • Sactowns#1

      We are rapidly becoming a banana republic. Sad.

      • willbest

        Oh I think we have been a banana republic since at least about the dot com burst. And 2008 proved it conclusively because there weren’t a lot of bankers and politicians headed for cell block D in the aftermath.

        Now the government doesn’t even bother putting minor henchmen that get caught red handed in prison (ie. Lois Learner) in order to provide a pretense of law and order.

        • There will come a time when citizens will take the law into their own hands.
          Sometimes I wonder if that should’ve happened after 2008. If the law didn’t touch the greedy bankers, maybe a few citizens should’ve took some initiative to “tar and feather” them.

          Instead, they’re banging supermodels on their yachts now while millions of americans are still trying to rebuild their lives.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            “The greedy bankers”
            “The greedy clients”
            “The greedy brokers”
            “The greedy ratings agencies”
            “The greedy politicians”
            “The greedy realtors”
            “The greedy builders”
            “The greedy investors”
            “The greedy humans”
            Humans are greedy and lazy. Everyone wanted a quick buck.. EVERYONE. Joe Public is just as guilty as every other party.
            Do you know that the majority of borrowers that defaulted did so before their ARM’s even adjusted? Do you know how many people fucking lied their ass off to get that 0 down 4 flat so they could be the next real estate kingpin?
            I call it the Arby’s Effect. Arby’s has a fucking 4 patty 1 pound burger on their menu but you aren’t forced to order it. You CAN get a salad if you wish.

            As Americans we don’t take responsibility for anything that we do.

          • How about those responsible americans who weren’t trying to buy a million dollar home on an Arby’s salary having their home devalued, or lost their job as collateral damage and had their life fucked over?

            But you’re right. “GREED”

            IF it’s systemic, then maybe CAPITALISM is the real problem. Maybe it encourages GREED, bubbles and crashes, which then socialism has to come in to bail-out, so that it can happen again to your kids and grandkids.

            Rinse. Wash. Repeat.

            If we’re ok with that, then fuck it.

            Where’s my biatches and bitcoin…

          • leftcoastdave

            It didn’t happen back when you had to prove you had a job and money in the bank as well as have decent credit to buy a house.

            That’s all on the guvamint, not capitalism.

          • And WHO do you think was sending lobbyist to buy off politicians in order to deregulate?

            The government?

            Corporations (capitalist) always push for deregulation because it means more profit and less pesky rules like environmental and worker safety, or you know, responsible practices.

            The government is guilty in that the politicians become corporate whores, but they’re just whores. The pimps, the ones with the power and cash, are capitalist corporations.

          • leftcoastdave

            Actually, it was the left pushing for CRA beginning with Slick’s administration. Sure, the crony capitalists all got into bed with the “feel good” proposals to make them banks lend more money to poor people. That’s what crony capitalists do. Like the ones who built the levies in New Orleans which failed. Pay off politicians to get fat guvamint contracts. That is an argument for less guvamint spending, not more guvamint.

            See ie., Moonbeam’s choo-choo train project for his crony capitalist friends. See ie., Barry O’s stimulus plan and payola to Solyndra. See ie., Kalyphonya’s cap and trade taxes on little people to subsidize Tesla.

          • Let me ask you this. Which party is typically for deregulation

            Republican or Democrat?

          • leftcoastdave

            And that matters in this particular instance why?

            What happened, happened, and there is no disputing what it cost so many people or why. Great intentions, stoopid policy, disastrous result.

          • Well, it seemed like you were implying that it was the “left’s” fault when by and large, deregulation is a “right” platform.

            Doesn’t really mean shit anyways. I’ve met republican whores, I met dem whores.

            Whores are whores, but hopefully we learn that “commie” regulations while perhaps flawed, or even unwanted in an ideal world, are sadly necessary because of human greed and ignorance.

          • leftcoastdave

            “By and large”, accurately depicted or not, is irrelevant to the issue.
            What happened started with CRA under Slick and evolved into NINJA loans: No income, No job, No Assets, No Problem. Bad loans put prices into a bubble and everybody was hurt.

            Quit moralizing. It was intended to “help the poor” and the road to hell and all that.

            Bad policy is bad policy. Crony capitalists suck off the guvamint tit and are not a reflection upon capitalism. they are a reflection of greedy politicians being paid off by insiders sucking on that teet.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            GSE’s like Fannie and Freddie had/have CRA applied to them. It’s not inherently bad and it certainly did not contribute to the subprime shit the way people think. Maybe in overall mindset of gov’t officials but not much else.
            The no income no asset stuff was from investment banks and large mortgage bankers. Separate issues.

          • SC Dave

            “Affordable housing”. That was the cause.

          • King of DBB

            THERE WAS NO DEREGULATION! STOP SAYING THAT! JESUS!

            Countrywide was not taking advantage of some lax laws that went into place surrounding mortgage origination. The law did NOT CHANGE.

            Countrywide had a contract with Freddie and Fannie Mae to sell them loans of “acceptable quality” and they FLAT OUT COMMITTED FRAUD!

            They did NOT take advantage of some altered legal playing field. That’s why the government sued them and won.

            Fuck I wish people knew history.

          • I’m not saying that it was due to deregulation, I’m saying that regulations in general are there to prevent shit like what happened.

            But of course, if regulations are on the books, then corporations lie/fraud, or simply legally out muscle the gov.

          • leftcoastdave

            Sorry, I know the history and the underwriting standards were loosened so that crap paper was allowed into the secondary market.

            That is an irrefutable fact.

            That caused a bubble. When the bubble burst, all home values tanked because the value of the repo’s set market value. Repos had to be sold and drove down value.

            It really is that simple.

          • King of DBB

            OK. Prove it.

            Cite the law(s) that changed in the mid-2000s that allowed Countrywide to fund Yugoslavian short order cooks into McMansions.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            The law did not change in the mid-2000s, they changed in the mid-1990s.

            In 1995 the Community Reinvestment Act was modified to compel banks to increase their mortgage lending to lower-income households. To meet the new requirements of the Community Reinvestment Act, many banks relaxed their mortgage lending standards.

            In 1996 the Department of Housing and Urban Development began to increase the percentage of mortgage loans to lower-income households that Fannie and Freddie were required to hold in their portfolios. This caused Fannie and Freddie to relax the standards that mortgages had to meet to be classified as “conforming” and thus eligible for purchase by Fannie and Freddie. Down payment requirements and income requirements were reduced.

            This allowed for a decade of banks giving out mortgages to people that should not have been getting them.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            but those weren’t the loans that failed in larger than normal numbers. The ones that failed were largely written between mid 2003 and 2007 at the height of non GSE lending (non fannie/Freddie/ginnie)

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            but the deregulation started in the mid 90s

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            haha, that is correct. it also allowed for your house to appreciate so you po folks finally got you some money!

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I live in a shit hole town. there was no housing bubble here.

          • SC Dave

            “Affordable housing”.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Millions upon millions upon millions upon millions of people qualified for conventional conforming and non conforming (jumbo) loans, traditional FHA, VA, USDA loans etc. Those foreclosure numbers did not increase unreasonably as there will always be borrowers that default for the traditional reasons.

            The issue was with the global appetite for high yield financial instruments misrepresented and graded incorrectly and fraudulently in others by the main ratings agencies.

            When the appetite for the high instruments was growing exponentially the mortgage banks, banks and brokers (offering mortgage bank products) were able to craft increasingly risky loans to keep up with the competition.

            Those are the loans that failed and only in a small percentage but large enough to affect the overall quality of the instrument and then those instruments started to fail. Those types of instruments represented less of the overall amount of business happening than you think.

            Just because your house lost value doesn’t mean you foreclosed. You foreclosed because you couldn’t pay a fucking cell phone bill on time much less a mortgage yet somehow you felt you could own 4 investment properties.

            And in a hard truth lesson, not everyone should own. If you work in low tech low paying jobs and don’t have multiple streams of household income you shouldn’t be buying in the first place even if there is a 0 Down loan or Downpayment Grant out there for you. There is a very real reason or reasons why you haven’t been able to save money EVER in your life.

            There were laws in place already to protect against abuses and the authorities were woefully inadequate in policing anything. We aren’t even a capitalist society. Regulation and oversight are not a bad thing when employed correctly.

            I’m a fan of finding the balance so we can all make a shit ton of money and occasionally stop people from being their own worst enemy. I’ve lost many a client over the years because i was honest but i’ve only had ONE go into foreclosure even during the shit show years of 03-07 and that was because her husband died and failed to ever send in the life insurance paperwork. ooops!

          • King of DBB

            Oh fuck all Waffle.

            Countrywide and Mozillo were actively doctoring loan applications. They were putting down things that they had a statute based responsibility to verify, because they had Bear Sterns buying every loan they made.

            They were doctoring applications to say that waitresses were making $12k a month.

            Fraud is fucking fraud. It started with the mortgage brokers. They were the gatekeepers and Countrywide and everyone associated with it should be in federal prison.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            There is no doubt that fraud is fraud and it’s a very good thing that it all went down like it did. At least the house was cleaned. In Chicago many of those guys/girls we all knew to be bad actors are out of business.

            California mortgage banks were the birthplace of these aggressive loans, faulty logic about property appreciation fueled increasingly risky loans. People didn’t have to take the loans though and the majority did not fail.

            Also, let’s differentiate what a mortgage broker even is. Mortgage brokers don’t even underwrite the loans, service the loans or run any compliance and are not the issue. They are truly middle men that have no power to lend, service or underwrite.

            The outfits creating the loans (Mortgage BANKERS like Countrywide) and selling them off into the secondary market, the agencies, etc helped create the supply to fuel the insane demand.

          • King of DBB

            The people I know that were foreclosed upon in the great shakeup are people who you would not stake in Vegas. Let’s just say that.

            If the won a lotto card, they would blow it all in a week. Could NOT manage money.

            And let’s face it, I had an uncle who worked the finance desk for Al Pimeonte Ford in Melrose Park. Most people from that neck of the woods cannot abstract an abacus much less have common sense about what they can afford.

            I get that brokers don’t underwrite nor do they originate the paper. But they are there with Jose’ and Pepe, the Burrito brothers who want to go in on a joint 6 bedroom so their extended family of 26 kids have someplace to live and there will always be delicious tamales on the stove.

            And those guys tell Jose’ and Pepe if they can go to 600k or not. And they do what they are told. We know this. They grew up in a country where inflation was measured in triple digits so one day new shoes are a few coins, the next week you need a wheelbarrow full of worthless paper – so what the fuck do they know?

            And it goes up the chain. The underwriters say “fund em”, Mozillo’s license plate says “fund em”, because they can sell the shit, and the shit can get tranched, and the shit can get hidden, and the shit blows up real good when ignited.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Agreed, but here’s the little secret in our business. Mexicans pay their fucking bills GP. Always. Even when they’re fucked by their own cousin who is the broker at Protecta or Tamayo Financial or Banco Popular who just got them that sweet ITIN loan because they are illegals but still pay their taxes.

            Countrywide’s Fast and Easy loan program, haha, yes it was called Fast and Easy, was not the issue although it got the press because Chris Dodd got that when he bought his beach house or some shit. The black community got worked by the church going black lenders and realtors. The mexicans got skewered by their own people and whites got their loans from Argent, Fieldstone, BNC, Fremont, Wells Fargo Financial, etc.
            Ameriquest and not just Countrywide necessarily was found to be falsifying shit when prepping for delivery to the market.

            The loans weren’t always in their final bad form.

            Originally:
            Stated income Verified Asset loans (SiVA’s) were great because you needed good credit, job history and your own cash which helped prove you in fact made money. Didn’t have to prove income but most lenders wanted a 4506T form so they could check your IRS transcripts.
            Stated Stated (SISA’s) were riskier but you still needed credit, job history and a decent down payment.
            No Doc (job required) and (NINJA / No Income, No Job, No asset) – even riskier, needed at least 10% down and solid credit scores.

            Then later take all of those loans and eventually dispense with the 4506T requirement so clients and lenders could LIE about income instead of push envelopes.

            NOW, take all of those……

            and apply them to investment properties. Now THAT was the dick shot that brought it all down. FIRST PAYMENT DEFAULT.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Dodd Frank was passed, ironically authored by Chris Dodd, who benefited from the type of fast and loose underwriting of the time.
            Liquidity tests were instituted.
            Lending requirements tightened.
            Markets recovered.

            All in all, it had to happen and though painful, the country will be better for it.

          • SC Dave

            Virtually all bubbles are the result of government interference in the markets.

          • leftcoastdave

            All made possible by stoopid, but well meaning relaxation of governmental regulation of the mortgage industry to allow “poor” people to buy houses without jobs, credit or even a down payment.

            But hey, it was well intended.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            not exactly correct but i see what you’re saying

          • King of DBB

            No exactly correct.

            I’m afraid you are full of the Waffle shit on this

            http://www.salon.com/2013/08/28/wall_streets_greatest_enemy_the_man_who_knows_too_much/

          • SC Dave

            Pretty damn close to exactly correct.

          • King of DBB

            Arby’s makes burgers? Seriously?

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            no one buys them because how could you go there and not get the beef and cheddar and curly fries.

            I think it was called the Monster Thickburger. Which is not a bad Disqus handle.

          • SC Dave

            On fire, bro. That last sentence is all there is to say.

  • willbest
  • BearDown100393

    “Listen I’m the leader of the Glennon Sucks Club…”

    Good to know you still always like the Bears though.

  • willbest

    “Reverse the draft order. First team out of playoffs gets first pick. Tanking done.” – Jeff

    In the NFL no one player is going to be on the field for more than about half the game. And when he is on the field he is only 9% of the total team. And by function of the unpredictability of 11 v. 11 you can disguise things to hide weaknesses or exploit areas of weakness. And the result is only 1 position (the decision making position) rises to the level of ultra critical.

    This means that the only reason to tank is if you have a shot at a Luck or Manning college prospect.
    And they only come out every 4-5 years. We have seen 3 quality to elite young QBs come out since Luck was drafted and everybody passed on them at least once (Wilson, Prescott, Carr). So only a sure bet type QB merits a tank.

    So in a year when Darnold is coming out, tanking is a concern but the problem with your approach is that bad teams that are committed to honest sportsmanship have no chance at a top notch QB prospect (or any elite prospect). And the reason teams usually do poorly is because they are lacking at the QB position. You are making it harder for them to get good, and generate more competitive games. And competitive games cause people to watch the full 3.5 hours and see all those commercials.

    • CanadaBear

      100%. Usually good solutions don’t create a myriad of other problems!

  • willbest

    “Bears LG Kyle Long, WR Josh Bellamy, WR Markus Wheaton, LB Leonard
    Floyd, LB Christian Jones, CB Prince Amukamara & S Deon Bush all QUE” – JD

    OG1, Gunner 1, WR 1?, OLB 1, ILB 2? CB 2, and somebody I didn’t realize was still on the team.

    • BearDown100393

      Kyle Long is finished. Calling it.

      • Sactowns#1

        I sure hope not.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Sadly, a definite possibility.

      • I’ve been subtly saying this since last season but was hoping otherwise.

        • BearDown100393

          Hurts but seems to hit the mark.

          • I had huge hope for Kush and Cam.

            And naturally, they go down for the season before week 1.

            Fuck, being a Bears fan is hard.

  • willbest
  • AlbertInTucson

    “Cam Worrell. Great to have.”

    Yes!

  • King of DBB

    Jeff spanked me for saying Rev Dave was a missionary. Well, WTF, that’s what I thought he was. Why else do you go to Africa?

    I guess for other reasons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXgyoER0aRc

    • CanadaBear

      I think it was directed more at Butch. Butch and Jeff snipe at each other once in a while and the other day Butch said something about Dave being a missionary and Jeff gave him a shot.

      • No, it was GP.

        Jeff has only sniped at me once, when he said, and I quote, “Jesus, get over Cutler”

        Which was so outrages, even Cheezy came out of retirement to post.

        Though I do give Jeff some grief from time to time, but he’s a Jersey guy. He can take it.

        • Scharfinator

          Yeah, a rare occurrence when the troll emerges from his lair!

          • Hey, Scharf, is that you in our FF league, or is it Bear 505?

            I know it’s one of you lol

          • Scharfinator

            Not me. A man should know his strengths… and weaknesses 😛

          • ah, then it is 505.

            Join next yr. Apparently, you don’t even need to start a QB to win lol

          • SC Dave

            Best movie line I know of…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrFV5r8cs0

          • AlbertInTucson

            Good, but, I don’t think that’s even EASTWOOD’S best like.

        • CanadaBear

          Oops. My bad. Hey GP, pay no attention to the old man from the NW. Basically, carry on!

          • King of DBB

            The guy’s name is the REVEREND Dave.

            But the idea of him being in the fucking Congo to teach the Jesus is stupid.

            Uh… ok.

          • CanadaBear

            I think Jeff assumes we know more about their private lives than we do. I try to keep up a little bit but I can’t listen to the rants so I know FA about The Rev other than the title seems dubious. Oh well. Different strokes.

        • A7Xthebest

          You have always ranked right near the top of the Cutler haters I’ve read over the years.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      He’s not a missionary?

  • willbest

    Bengals already fired their OC?

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Wouldn’t be surprised. It was pretty bad.

    • BearDown100393

      Yeppers. That whole scene needs to be put down and rebuilt.

    • AlbertInTucson

      A sacrifice to the football gods had to be made.

  • King of DBB
    • Yeah, we were talking about this.

      We’re considered to have a good OL in spite of a 3rd string at OG/C, a 7th rd LT, and a cast off vet at RT.

      Speculated a lil on why, but good Olines always give teams a chance.

      Old maxim. Build the trenches.

      Edit. That being said, it’s also a given that Olines take longer to gel than Dlines and usually get better as the season goes on (barring INJs).

  • Jeff, new T-shirt slogan!

    “Free Handjobs in the 4rth Row”

  • Wow. Cam Worrell basically said verbatim what I posted a few days ago under Andy’s piece (that long ass rant under Xs and Os). I might be Cam. I am Jack’s kidney.

    http://dabearsblog.com/2017/across-the-middle-the-more-things-change-the-more-they-stay-the-same

    Cam relays the short note version, but I totally agree.

    I esp like him saying that even under the strict Lovie scheme, they still took chances in order to create TOs because they knew the O wouldn’t be able to win the game on their own.

    That’s something I suspected, but nice to hear confirmed by an insider.

    The thing is, who on that D is going to do that?

    I doubt that’s Jackson the rook who’s probably trying his best to just not fuck up.
    Not sure if that’s Demps in his first yr in the system.

    Kwiat? one knee McPhee?

    Dunno.

    That doesn’t TOs aren’t impossible, just gonna be hard to come by due to scheme, mentality and talent.

    The other team can still fuck up. That’s pretty much the only way Bears will win games going forward.

    • CanadaBear

      If Fuller has indeed, turned a corner he might be able to snag an INT once in a while. I think Demps will have to be right place, right time to get one. Have no feel for the other two. Hopefully Eddie will get comfortable and remind everyone what a real S looks like (fingers crossed).

    • Johnnywad

      I think it’s Jackson or nobody. He’s got the chops. He may blow it, but he seems like the most likely candidate to pull a few down.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Zach Zaidman‏@ZachZaidman
    #Bears coach John Fox: “Mike Glennon had an exceptionally good week.”

    I know I have heard something like this before. Oh Yeah! Trestman always said ‘We had good practices this week.”

    • Fox wishes he had Trestman’s record. Would be a step up.

      • CanadaBear

        Nessman. Say no more!

      • Bender McLugh

        Eash

    • leftcoastdave

      To be fair, what of the offense is not new? Howard, Miller and the O line. That is expected to gel overnight? Have we not seen the O evolve in PS starting with the tests to the O line and introduction of Tarik the Freak? Have we not seen much new introduced in game one centering primarily around Tarik the Freak? When has this team ever had a Joker to play?

      Give it time. The play book is evolving. It’s not like we are running the same QB out there to play with the same offensive pieces as last year.

    • BearDown100393

      Somebody found the Reaper’s press cards stuck to gum under the desk.

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  • Anyways, political and fangio rants over. Time for boobs

    https://twitter.com/OnlyEpicBoobies

  • EnderWiggin

    10+ million without power still this weekend. I’d be surprised if Tampa stadium is half full Sunday. Don’t we have a couple of regs from south Fl.?

    • King of DBB

      And then you have the Cubans using sonic and microwave weapons against US and Canadian diplomats and having to pull out of Havana. Which is also underwater.

      It’s like Mad Max with airboats down there.

      • King of DBB

        Also, for the first time in 300 years, the island of Barbuda is completely abandoned.

        • Johnnywad

          We should plant our flag

          • King of DBB

            Just bulldoze it and build a Trump Casino.

          • Johnnywad

            And fill it with tremendous, tremendous people. Only the best people.

          • King of DBB

            I googled “tremendous people” in image search

            I got this:
            https://tinyurl.com/ybm4p8ho

          • Johnnywad

            Google nailed it.

            That guy looks like he fucks kids. A lot. I’m sure I’m wrong. But that’s what he looks like.

          • BearDown100393

            It got buried at the Bay of Pigs.

          • Johnnywad

            We’re gonna try harder this time.

      • BearDown100393

        Michael Corleone always has a boat ready to leave Havana.

    • Be interesting to see if more Bear fans arrive from out of state.

      Also, I made you an offer you can’t refuse in FF!

      Or maybe you can refuse it, but still a good offer.

      • EnderWiggin

        Powell for Hyde? I can refuse it. But Williams for Hyde? Maybe

        • You could’ve paired up Cam with the Benjamins AND had Howard!

          I actually was trying to get Cam in draft but you outbid me, so I went with Da Destroya lol

      • Hard to get in right now, IMO. Limited gas, limited airplane access, no power makes driving around town slow because all of the lights are out. It’s gonna be empty.

    • BearDown100393

      Return of the Giraffe.

      It will sell out.

      Probably a huge tribute planned. Fireworks. Banner. Framed jersey. Lovie Smith handing over a game ball with former teammates at hand. Herd of Giraffes sprinting over the goal line one final time.

      Epic Bears win.

    • My parents live in Miami, and have power back as of yesterday, but it’s capped at 110V. Thus their A/C won’t run, though they at least got the fridge/freezer going again (after all their food had gone bad with no power for 4 days).

      Thankfully, they had already booked flights up to the Midwest, so they’re sitting comfortably in Michigan for the weekend.

      • King of DBB

        Glad to hear they left the blender.

    • SC Dave

      My parents are in venice and did not lose power at any time.

      Their electric clocks were right on time when they got back home.

      • CanadaBear

        I worked in Gas/Electric Control back in the day. Once the clocks went digital, the power bumps were finally noticed. Most people had no idea if they weren’t home. With digital clocks needing to be reset, now everyone knows.

  • King of DBB

    Strawberry Kwik will platoon with the Mocha Man

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/lists/2017/09/14/3a2556375cf54f39b5bd0a62c036efe6/index.xml?page=1

    It’s getting creepy that the only person that Hub seems to interview by phone on the Score is his son, Arthur. It’s like… crap… you can’t book anyone else besides your kid or Greg Gabriel to talk to? Or the nepotism is just that strong?

    He keeps introducing him as the editor of Pro Football Weekly. No Hub, YOU are the EOC of PFW, that is just your kid who wants to write about football like his dad does. It’s sweet, but christ is it insular.

  • King of DBB

    Oh great, Bellamy tweaked his ankle in practice and is questionable.

    Is it Braverman time yet?

  • As is tradition, I post Evan Silva’s preview. FF intended, but thorough over all.

    Butch Notes.

    Fangio Ds do well vs bigger WR studs. Don’t know exactly why this is, but good history of it.
    That Baker guy he’s loving is the Dlineman I was hoping Pacebot would steal this offseason.
    Why did we release Jquizz again? Oh yeah, Langford.

    Chicago @ Tampa Bay
    Team Totals: Buccaneers 25, Bears 18

    After their opener was canceled due to Hurricane Irma, the Bucs’ season kicks off against an upstart Bears team that would have upset the Falcons in Week 1 if not for a mistake-filled red-zone possession at the end of the game. Chicago largely played lights-out defense against last year’s best offensive team in a 23-17 defeat. The Bucs do have a full, real game of tape on the Bears, whereas Chicago can only study Tampa Bay’s preseason snaps, while Jameis Winston has had historical success against Bears DC Vic Fangio’s defense, meeting twice in the past two years with QB10 and QB8 weekly fantasy finishes on yardage/touchdown totals of 312/2 and 295/2. With DeSean Jackson on board to elevate the entirety of Tampa Bay’s offense, Winston is a confident QB1 start for Week 2. Over the past two years, Kirk Cousins averaged 48.5 more yards per game and over a full yard more per pass attempt (8.44, 7.41) with Jackson in the lineup as opposed to without him. … The Bucs will start Jacquizz Rodgers at tailback with Doug Martin suspended until Week 5. Across five 2016 starts, Rodgers averaged 23.4 touches for 105.2 yards per game, although passing-game specialist Charles Sims played in only one of those and is now 100%. Rodgers’ matchup also looks tough against a Bears front that just shut down the Falcons’ elite run game, holding Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman to a 20/53/2.65/1 rushing line on Opening Day. Still, as a home-favorite running back set up for 16-plus touches, Rodgers is at worst a viable RB2 despite the less-than-ideal draw. Rodgers will follow up with starts against the Vikings and Giants before Martin returns.

    Winston turned in useful 2015-2016 fantasy games against Chicago despite slow ones from Mike Evans, whose two career stat lines against Fangio defenses are 4/61/0 and 4/66/0. Fangio’s unit also contained Julio Jones (4/66/0) in Week 1 with heavy coverage, although it freed up Austin Hooper for big plays and allowed Mohamed Sanu to rack up easy catches. Still, with Jackson on the other side, Fangio figures to be less capable of selling out to stop Evans. … It is promising for Cameron Brate’s outlook that Hooper ripped off gains of 88 (TD) and 40 yards against the Bears, who lost middle-of-the-field coverage-maven ILB Jerrell Freeman to a torn pectoral. Despite the first-round selection of O.J. Howard, Brate remained the Bucs’ lead tight end this preseason and led all NFL tight ends in 2016 slot-route percentage (64%) while catching six of his eight touchdowns when lined up inside. In last year’s Week 10 date with Chicago, Brate posted his second-highest yardage total (84) of the season and caught 7-of-7 targets with a ten-yard score. Brate is an underrated TE1 play for Week 2. … I’d like to learn more about Howard’s usage before streaming him, specifically his block-vs.-route percentage after Howard blocked on 53% of his preseason snaps. Brate blocked just 29% of the time in August. … You know what you’re getting into with DeSean Jackson; he is a high-variance play. And that figures to especially be the case in a balanced Bucs offense where Jackson won’t be peppered with targets. Whereas last year’s Redskins finished seventh in the NFL in pass attempts, last year’s Bucs came in 16th. Jackson faced Fangio’s Bears in each of the past two years, unsurprisingly emerging with inconsistent box-score results (2/43/0, 5/114/0).

    Mike Glennon avoided egregious Week 1 mistakes and drove the Bears into final-drive scoring position in a near upset of the Falcons, and for that he deserved a better fate. But Glennon remained the dink-and-dunk passer he’s always been despite his 6-foot-7 height and supposedly strong arm, and his Week 2 outlook is far worse bringing the NFL’s weakest wideout corps on a road trip to Tampa Bay. The Bucs are the same organization that let Glennon walk in 2017 free agency after OC-turned-head coach Dirk Koetter spent the last two years learning Glennon’s strengths and weaknesses. And they now have a 67-snap tape of Glennon in the Bears’ offense. Last year’s Bucs allowed just 17.1 points per game over the final eight weeks, also quietly finishing top nine in the NFL in sacks (38) and fourth in interceptions (17). The Bucs are one of my favorite D/ST streamers for Week 2. … The Bears’ backfield was a full-fledged committee in last week’s loss to Atlanta. Jordan Howard led in touches (16) and playing time (57%), but dynamic rookie Tarik Cohen (13, 42%) was close behind and outgained Howard 113 to 66. Howard didn’t help himself by dropping a would-be game-winning touchdown catch at the goal line on the Bears’ final second-down play. Chicago’s wideout deficiencies should secure Cohen’s passing-game usage after he led the team in Week 1 targets (12). At least for Week 2, Howard needs to be downgraded to a risky RB2 as a road-dog running back facing a talented and deep Bucs defensive front that stole 326-pound stud DT Chris Baker from the Redskins to play alongside perennial difference maker Gerald McCoy. On projected game script alone, this matchup looks much stronger on paper for Cohen than Howard.

    Glennon’s Week 1 target distribution: Cohen 12; Zach Miller 6; Howard 5; Kendall Wright, Josh Bellamy, and Kevin White 4; Dion Sims 3; Deonte Thompson 2. … Whereas Sims blocked nearly half of the time, Miller ran a pass route on 75% of his Opening Day snaps and is worth DFS punt-play discussion against the Bucs, who are breaking in new starters at Sam linebacker (Devante Bond), strong safety (T.J. Ward), and slot corner (Robert McClain), all areas where Miller runs routes. … In the post-Cameron Meredith (ACL/MCL) and Kevin White (shoulder) era, Wright is easily the Bears’ best wideout left standing. Wright got hot after White went down in the fourth quarter of Week 1, drawing all four of his targets in the final 12 minutes and catching three for 34 yards. Wright figures to run most of his routes at McClain, who is with his fifth different NFL team in four years. As Chicago’s pass volume could be elevated by negative game script, Wright is a prime Week 2 bounce-back target after he disappointed the DFS community as a high-owned Week 1 play. … Even with White out of the picture, I am in wait-and-see mode with the rest of the Bears’ pass catchers. Thompson played 66% of the Bears’ Week 1 snaps but drew only two targets, dropping one. Bellamy was a 49% player, gaining just 27 yards on three catches with a drop and spraining an ankle. Markus Wheaton will apparently make his Bears debut after missing all of training camp and Week 1 due to an emergency appendectomy, followed by a fractured finger.

    Score Prediction: Buccaneers 24, Bears 14

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      jesus, I don’t want to read that much. You got something a little shorter, I feel like checking down.

      • SC Dave

        ha ha… good

    • SC Dave

      “Week 2 outlook is far worse bringing the NFL’s weakest wideout corps on a road trip to Tampa Bay”

      Yup. Let’s put Trubs out there for this one, eh?

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        that’s how Houston won, just sayin’. What if Trublinskey tucks one on a keeper and takes it to the house, then a rain storm starts and the field gets messy and we win 10-9?

      • ButtonShoes

        Putting Trubisky out there would require the people running this team to have a lick of sense. They do not.

  • King of DBB

    Marc Mariani and Eddie Royal are sitting at home by the phone.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      dude, let’s fucking drive to Royals house and get him!

      • King of DBB

        I’d call an Uber for fucking Marty Booker if it would help

        We will line up with Gentry, Thompson and Wright

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          (Waffle quietly grabs Wright on waiver wire)

          • King of DBB

            I wonder if Birdcage installed the Pats twin tower plays for dual slot TEs

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            damn I hate to flaunt this but I’m betting all in on the Bucs. When you broke down our WR’s and no Freeman I just can’t see this happening.

          • BearDown100393
          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            I want to.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            he better be capable of a perfectly placed 15 yard square in to a 5’9 kick returner cuz that’s what’s about to be needed.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
          • SC Dave

            Howard: 24 carries, 216 yards, 3 TD. Bears win

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            i want it to happen. Everyone is picking the Bucs. I just Do Not Trust Winston. I just don’t see it. I also don’t trust our DB’s and linebackers. I’m currently trying to decide who i trust less.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
          • If he’s smart, yeah.

            Miller is pretty much a WR.

            Put Simms and Shaheen in to block. Line up Miller as the 3rd TE, maybe in the slot.

            Pick a WR to try to spread the D to keep the S out of the box.

            Ram Howard down their throats with some passes to Miller or other TE.

            See what happens.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            short on WRs use a short WR – Cohen on go routes all day.

          • leftcoastdave

            Let Gentry line up wide for the burn route to take someone out of the box, let Tarik work out of the slot and two TE’s with Jordan solo in the Backfield.

            And give us that Wildcat with the Jumbo 3 TE’s! Let Tarik run the option and let him pass it to a releasing TE!

            Joker’s wild.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            i am game. just need a QB

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Nevermind. I can’t read for shit today.

    • Is Earl Bennett just sitting around in his Earl Bennett underwear? Ring him up!

      • AlbertInTucson

        Wasn’t part of Earl’s resume’ as a Bear “Trouble Staying on the field”?

        • Mised 12 games in 5 years. That’s not too bad. 2.5 games a year.

          • And one of those he got illegally speared by Roman Harper

            He never really was the same after that inj

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I am sure CTE has set in and he forgot all about that hit. #bringhimback

          • SC Dave

            That and his brother’s death took out some steam.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Much better than I recall.

            Still, he always struck me as “unfulfilled promise”.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          He missed most right at the end

    • ButtonShoes

      And they can keep sitting there.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Fres!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m coming for you brother. Half of my team is back from a week 1 bye and i am ready to curb stomp beeyotches.

    Cutty
    Stafford
    Tarik Motherfucking Cohen
    Jay Ajayi
    AJ Green
    Devante Parker
    Delanie Walker
    Christian McCaffrey
    Rams Defense
    Matt Bryant kicking balls like a motherfucker

    • If Fat Lesbo and Mocha Ninja blow up this season, you got a good chance.
      Who’s that one white WR everyone laughed at you drafting that blew up? I think he was on MIA or something.

      I’m going against Willie. Not feeling it this week. He’s got Brees and Brady, and they’re playing ea other. Fuck. Might be 50 points ea for those dudes with those Ds.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Haha, Brian hartline?

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Brees and Brady in the second get? They could negate each other. I don’t see them both having a great game.

        • That’s what I’m hoping. That the Pats get up early and just run the fuck out of it milking the clock against that sorry ass Aints D.

          It’s a weird matchup cuz I have Alex Smith, but he has Hill and Kelce.

          It’s gonna come down to if my Bell/Hunt combo blow up or not, and I’m expecting a big day from the Raider’s D to teabag the Jets in the black hole.

    • Bender McLugh

      Nice team, damn. PPR or no?

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        I don’t know what PPR means but I do know that Cutty is gonna slice and dice and put up over 275 tomorrow on 27 of 34.

        …….or Melvin Ingram will drill him into the ground and season over. Could go either way.

        I’m waiting for the media to ask him about Kenny Stills protesting so they can jump on JCut on whatever answer he gives.

        • AlbertInTucson

          PPR= Points Per Reception in Fantasy Leagues.

      • It”s like .5 PPR

        So for every 5 catches, get 2 points.

        I like it this way cuz I can’t stand full PPR. It awards lil white WR/HBs who catch a 100 screens and flat patterns like they were Megatron or Zeke, which is absurd.

        This way those slot WRs and 3rd down backs (like Cohen) get some love, but not over valued against the real studs like Julio or Zeke.

        Also give bonus points for big plays, so if you got say DeSean who may only catch 3 balls but are 50 yd bombs, get rewarded for that too.

        That way it’s up to the player what strategy he wants.

        If you’re an underdog, might reach for those long shots.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Lovey’s Illini getting spanked in Raymond James Stadium by USF on ESPN.

    Frankly, I think the college game should leave Friday nights to the high schools.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Illinois at USF in Tampa tonight in sauna type weather.

    Figures to be worse on Sunday during the day.

    Yes, it figures to drain the Bears but, how about a team that basically hasn’t played a competitive down in almost a month?

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    • Scharfinator

      Does our gameplan work in our favor with this? Lots of smashing down the middle and grinding it out, or will our D get worked by longer receiver plays from Tampa?

      I don’t know.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Bill Cowher today on NFL radio discussing the extended layoffs for The Dolphins and Bucs:
        “A decided disadvantage.”.

      • AlbertInTucson

        It should, in theory.

        But, of course, “In Theory”, humming birds should not be capable of flight.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Bets are in.
    Pats and Cards in a parlay.

    Then reinvest winnings into
    Raiders and Seahawks parlay

    Al brought up the humid Tampa climate which could result in a late Chicago surge. No bet on that game.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    I bet giraffes don’t even know what their farts smell like.

    • BearDown100393

      The Bears could hang some leaves on the goal posts and find out for you.

  • AlbertInTucson

    R.I.P., Harry Dean Stanton. 91.

    First victim in ALIEN among a lot other nice work.

    • Bender McLugh

      Technically the 2nd victim, first was chest explosion guy.

      Want Harry Dean in every David Lynch film? Damn fine character actor.

      • AlbertInTucson

        True. Apologies to the very excellent, John Hurt.

        • Bender McLugh

          “Why build one when you can build two for twice the price?” John Hurt’s character in Contact.

    • CanadaBear

      My favorite HDS movie was Repo Man. And he was a really good singer. He sang Tex-Mex and Blues. Here he is singing with Ry Cooder. HDS starts singing after a really nice slide solo at 3:45. He’s actually a much better singer than Ry.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd3sJErkruk

      • AlbertInTucson

        He did a lot of singing as an inmate in COOL HAND LUKE.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Some people bet on football. If you could bet on another Sandusky raping and molesting that would be like betting against indy. Easy money.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/adopted-son-jerry-sandusky-pleas-guilty-sexual-abuse-charges-231010012.html

    • King of DBB

      Happy Valley!

  • King of DBB

    I was playing Madden 18 with my kid this evening.

    It’s much better than older versions. The announcers are the best they have ever been.

    We were doing the Bears-Bucs game and I threw a pick as Glennon. The announcers are like “I can already here the fans back in Chicago screaming for Trubisky to come in.”

    That made me LOL.

    • haha, really?

      I was debating upgrading to a PS4 and buying a new Madden. I used to buy it every year, but it was basically like paying $60 for a new roster.

      If Trub gets to 86 rating b4 yr end, maybe I’ll make the plunge.

      Also, how awesome would it have been if Cutler was in Madden announcing Bear games!

      Answer. TOTALLY.

      • King of DBB

        They really said that.

        The announcers are these FOX no namers. Each week of the season they are recording new stuff and it will patch that. They banter and talk about recent stuff. The one guy says “can Cohen continue from his sensational debut performance?”. That was just last week!. So these guys must be recording constantly for all the shit happening to all the teams. Every point patch is 150Mb. The announcements are weird how real it seems.

        The All-Pro AI is a bitch. I had 3 pick 6s in the first half. You gotta practice throwing, there is tap, push, double tap and right stick down tap. Stick down tap throws a rope at the receivers knees and they go to the ground for it. That really helps. If you put the ball up high or don’t get it in there, you get picked. You also have to pull back and tap square just so to make the receiver aggressive to come get it, or if the ball is up high, they will try and Moss it. The number of human body animations is very high, they do not look like animated mannequins anymore.

        The other weird thing in week mode, is that it sims the other games and puts it on the crawl. So for the Bucs game, there was a crawl for Vikings Steelers and showing stat lines. The only thing the tv cutaway doesn’t do is cut to highlights of the other game, that would take a lot of compute and so it doesn’t do that, but it’s weird to have the announcers refer to “other” simmed games. The one guy goes “I see the Vikes are up 14 to 7, Bradford is really on his game,” This was during a timeout in my game. So the immersion is pretty high.

        • Scharfinator

          Your 2nd paragraph makes me reconsider wanting Madden. It has been so tired for so long, the pass control shift seems nice.

          • Johnnywad

            I prefer Tecmo Bowl

        • Wow. That sounds like they’ve made major improvements.

          Do the LBs still INT like they’re Deon Sanders?

          That’s the one thing that really bothered me. Couldn’t drop it over the LB and between the S cuz it was almost always an automatic pick, like they were all Urlacher and shit.

          Really limited the playbook.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Woke up this morning and cursed at life because I do not have an armenian ice cream man selling me double cappuccino malts for breakfast

    • SC Dave

      Sometimes, life is just too hard.

      https://youtu.be/t878MwAgOcE

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Damn, that is one solid…and depressing song.

        • SC Dave

          True, and true.

          I would add ‘haunting’ to your adjectives.

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      • EnderWiggin

        I want to hear that dude sing ‘El Paso’!

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Whenever the day comes that Trubs is announced the starter, I hope Fox walks into the Presser picks up a mic, drops it, and walks out not saying a word.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7qDSOvfaCO9b3MlO/giphy.gif

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Mildred is a weird name for a Chinese national who spams on the internet

    • Scharfinator

      No way, you don’t think these are manual posts, do you?

      They’ve gotta be automated… got to be. : If not, it makes me sad for whoever does them lol

      • CanadaBear

        Johnny always has to fuck with these posts (bless his heart). It makes them less annoying by A LOT!

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        I like to think that there are a bunch of eastern european or african or asian nationals sitting around absolutely pleased as punch that they’ve come up with what they deem a perfect plan to fish, spam, spoof, scam, etc. and in reality it’s the fucking worst idea and presentation and it gives me a lot of pleasure.

      • SC Dave

        Damn, and I thought they were greasy Bosnian and Serbian ex-refugees living in their mothers’ basements.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        come on guys, These messages did not start to appear until Barb left the blog. Connect the dots.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Boys, Bradford might be fucking dunzo. He fucked up one of his old man knees last week. NFC North shakeup.

    • Yeah, I read up on that.
      They quietly called up a QB from the PS. Same knee he fucked twice already.

      Wonder if Teddy is coming back.

      We could always trade them Glennon!

      • AlbertInTucson

        Per Florio, the Vikings HOPE Tedy might be ready by mid-season.

    • AlbertInTucson

      FF Post coming…






      Wonder if I should sit Dalvin Cook in light of this report?

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Play him. They will ride him hard.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Bears at Bucs will be the THIRD football game just since like, Thursday(?) at Raymond James Stadium.

    That can’t be a plus for field conditions.

    Maybe it will just like playing on the sub-standard Soldier Field turf.

    • BearDown100393

      Slowing down Winston is a plus.

    • They’re trying to slow down our high-flying WRs.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Q: Why are Bear wideouts like Chick-Fil-A?

        A: They’re not open on Sunday, either.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Long did not make trip to Tampa.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Pretty sure most here have stopped counting on him.

  • BearDown100393

    Not really sure anymore what is exactly being coached other than relying on natural ability in college football.

  • BerwynBomber

    Watching USC/Texas and wondering if INTs will ever be broken down along some type of passed ball vs. wild pitch concept as they have in baseball.

    Darnold threw a perfect pass on a crossing pattern and the ball bounces off the WR’s hands and is returned for a pick six. It will count against Darnold statistically but in reality there is nothing he could have done better. He executed the play perfectly.

    Good game, btw. Texas is hanging in there.

    • AlbertInTucson

      USC has been stuffed on 4th and short 3 times in this game.

      • I don’t know what they’re doing.
        They’re usually much more aggressive.
        They’re playing like the Bears. Lots of short dump offs that Texas is waiting for.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Well, wideouts missing well thrown balls is never good.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Deserved or not, it was already Darnold’s FIFTH pick of the season.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Betrayed by a drop on a long pass

    • AlbertInTucson

      And INT # 6 is a Bad overthrow of a wide open receiver.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Longhorn offense hanging it’s defense out to dry.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Although USC got away with consecutive , blatant PI .

    • That LE on the Longhorns is a beast going against a rook RT.

      Yeah, that INT was not on him. He also threw a 40 yd dart that went right through his WRs face.

      But he did overthrow the TE in the middle, so that’s on him.

      Texas playing inspired.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Hard to believe that is the same Texas defense that got WAXED in week 1.

    • AlbertInTucson

      USC.

      First down at the Texas 22.

      2 false starts and sack later they have to punt.

      Then they threw in a delay of game for good measure.

      • That was an awful call by the SC coach.
        You run a draw or dump off on that 3rd and tell ur QB NOT to get sacked no matter what.

  • Malice Halice

    Ok fellas after cheating on my babymama for 9 years I basically got caught. I got caught cuz I love to record or either keep record of each new chick I get. It wasn’t concrete evidence but in the pic she could see my hand but I lied about it claimin it was POV porn BLACKED. She also noticed that on my phone it had the location AND the time so I just lied again claiming that was the info for when I downloaded it. ALOT of females found out that I’m single n I been smashing chicks from high school n off Facebook like CRAZY! My Babymama is aware of all this (I came home with a scarf full of hickeys)! Yet even tho a lot of those females say I should just go back home. I’m only 26 n we been 2getha for 9yrs (our son is 8). But this new chapter of my life is fuckin amazing!

  • Good no-call.
    Grabbing neck not illegal, yet.

  • There’s that TExas #90 again. Dude is built.

  • I would run a delay blitzed up the middle if I were SC with a S over the top of Johnson.

  • There was NO SC pass rush.

    That sack sure is big now that took SC out of FG range.

    • AlbertInTucson

      But Texas D broke down and gave up that long TD with :05 in the half.

  • AlbertInTucson

    O.T…?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Yes.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Advantage,USC.

        • Dunno.
          That Texas pass rush, esp #90, is wrecking SC.

          Meanwhile, SC’s Dline is down to scrubs.

          If SC stays aggressive with Darnold, should win. But never know.
          That Texas QB has been elusive and accurate.

          • AlbertInTucson

            VERY entertaining, regardless.

          • A college sportscaster said that only ONE game last week in the NFL came down to the wire.

            OURS.

            Seems like in college there’s a lot more of those esp with the rivalries and big programs.

        • AlbertInTucson

          THAT didn’t take long.

  • And that is why the Jets, Browns, 9ers and maybe Bills are tanking.

  • SC literally has to cover ONE guy. Moses Christ.

    • AlbertInTucson

      That wasn’t the guy who caught the TD pass.

      • Not when they’re at the goalline but when Texas had 2nd and 20, they have ONE guy who can make up that yardage.

        Bad coaching by SC overall.

        they’re also revealing their blitzes too early.

  • AlbertInTucson

    2nd and 20 to tying TD.

    Not bad for the true freshman.

  • There’s that delayed blitz. Had him. missed him.

  • That SC D finally tired of getting punked.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Killer.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Sorry, Texas.

    That IS a fumble.

  • AlbertInTucson

    No catch.

  • situational awareness Darnold.

    Just need like 8 yds for FG

  • AlbertInTucson

    Texas Defense.

    Helluva a stand.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.

  • Ice Ice baby…

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    how can a boxing match end in a draw?

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