• willbest

    Hoyer and Barkley as QB

    • Irish Sweetness

      Ensures us the #1 pick in the 2018 draft brothers!

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Lol. Nah. No way the Bears get the injury plague again this year. Draft the BPA in the first 3 rounds and this team will be competitive again. If we got to the playoffs with neckbeard, no reason the Bears can’t get there with the best FA’s Pace can scrounge up. I’d be very surprised if Pace doesn’t figure something out.

        • SC Dave

          We have Jordan Howard. Buy injury relief from the devil, a healthy Long, and a UDFA right tackle equivalent to Jay Hilgenburg, and the dynastry begins!

          A one year delay, then 9 straight Super Bowls to beat the Russell-era Celtics as the most dominant team EVAH!!

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I’m hoping Fabio gets his guy in the 1st round. The rest of the draft will be gravy imo.

          • SC Dave

            I want Solomon Thomas. But Hooker might work.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            As long as we get a day 1 starter that is an impact player that can stay healthy, what can go wrong?

          • SC Dave

            So long as the career lasts, nothing.

            Wally Chambers haunts me to this day.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Tommie Harris.

          • CanadaBear

            Injured in the fucking Pro Bowl. So Bears.

          • leftcoastdave

            Just one “impact player” vs. multiple real competitors at multiple positions on rookie contracts for four years? Definitely quality picks at TE, OT, WR, DB and ILB out of the first. Why one “impact player” which implies the #3 vs one or more trades down? Da Bears traded up to 9 last year for a real “want”. With so many needs, “what’s love got to do with it?”

          • CanadaBear

            There has to be a must have QB on the board to get a real haul. There isn’t one.

          • SC Dave

            Actually, I want Dick Butkus.

            But he was once in a lifetime.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            pretty sure he was before my lifetime so we are due.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            His career ended just before I became a fan. Legend, my alltime favorite Bear, hands down.

          • SC Dave

            It would be insanely awesome to see ot again. But I won’t.

            But what a tradition.

          • SC Dave

            I have had the privilege to see Butkus, Singletary, and Urlacher.

            Damnit I wanted Luke. But MB has a prospect. Can he make it?

            Trevathan does not rate.
            Freeman is a Briggs, Buffone, or (probably not, but I’m too young to know) a Fortunato.

          • SC Dave

            FFS, we’ve had LBs. I SO hate it when we dont.

            Shea McClellan, SB Champion.

            … words fail….

          • MB30SD

            this is quite a turnaround david. Welcome to the world. ; )

          • Irish Sweetness

            Glad to see I’m not alone regarding our ILBs. Color me unimpressed.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Butkus and Sayers in the same draft.

            THAT was once in a lifetime.

          • willbest

            That is like Seattle getting Bobby Wagner and Russel Wilson in 2012. Although they landed Earl and Kam in 2010. You pick up Sherman in a down year and all of a sudden you have a team for the next half decade.

          • MB30SD

            yeah, that’s why I love that D. man, so many great players. ridiculous.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Or the Bear Draft of 1983(?) that produced 7 starters for the ’85 team.

          • MB30SD

            once in a lifetime al. They don’t make em like that no mo!

          • SC Dave

            No kidding. And I’m still a Bears fan 52 years later because of that.

          • MB30SD

            Other way around.

            Needs to be hooker or adams dave. We have dline guys that need to/are supposed to step up. We literally have NADA in the secondary.

          • leftcoastdave

            Damn right. Pick up more Iowa Hawkeyes starting with C. J. Beathard. Can likely get him in the fifth round. While we’re at it, get Desmond King in the second. He’d be a great FS.

          • MB30SD

            siiiigh, how amazing would that be. I’d settle for 2 or 3.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I’d like to have seen the trade-down option in the polls – a #3 certainly makes it possible … and we’re about 6-7 starters away from that Lombardi squad.

          • leftcoastdave

            Amen to that. Why put all eggs in one basket while waiting for an ACL. Like Da Bears are not star crossed by injuries? Can anyone point to the man of steel available at the #3?

          • MB30SD

            not at any #… it’s all luck and a crap shoot maings. Just ask teddy bridgewater

      • SC Dave

        Only Fales could do that.

        • MB30SD

          He cray cray hey da?

  • Huge Bears Penis

    Hoyer as QB, fuck it Hoyer on the team.

    • MB30SD

      shhhhh shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

      • Huge Bears Penis

        stuttering problem? I am going to assume you are trying to say “Shit he’s right.” I knew you would come around.

        • MB30SD

          nope. trying to quite all the winning… like when you are rocking a crying whining griping sniveling baby.

          …a big big big baby.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            so it is whining to not want a shitty QB on the team. But it is not whining to want him. Makes sense.

          • MB30SD

            yes!

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Make Bellicheat an offer he can’t refuse and tell him we expect to see an offer on the table sending the Bears Garoppolo plus the Pats 2nd and 3rd round draft pick for Cutler.

    Fack Bellicheat!

  • SC Dave

    For the sake of every god in the history of the fucking WORLD, do not waste our #3 on a QB.

    For the sake of every god in the history of the fucking UNIVERSE, do not trade with Darth Hoodie!

    • MB30SD

      theeees!

      Dave, it’s like we were separated at birth!

      https://themovielists.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/07twins.jpg (guess which one I am)

      • Scharfinator

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/wSJSWy2o_1I/maxresdefault.jpg

        Found you on the internet, MB. FOUND YOU

        • MB30SD

          Damn it!!!!

          That photo is classified!! How did it get out!?!?

          Btw, DAVE was supposed to be devito damn it!

        • SC Dave

          I’m sorry I looked at that.

          A little.

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  • SC Dave

    Shaw

  • AlbertInTucson

    I think the 3rd choice is a paradox.

    I wouldn’t necessarily be averse to signing a Taylor but I have no interest whatsoever in seeing a Tony Romo in Bear uniform.

    • BerwynBomber

      I’d go for Romo IF (and it’s huge if) we were prepared to compete for a title. That not being the case, he’s a much better option, albeit a risky one, for HOU or DEN.

  • BearDown100393

    Polls. Polls. Polls.
    Johnny Manziel.

  • BerwynBomber

    Seems coy of Jeff not to offer Cutler as a singular choice.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I was just thinking that. Wanting Cutler as your starter, or specifically wanting Hoyer, are two very, very different things.

      • MB30SD

        Yep. One doesn’t turn the ball over, the other one is a stripsack and INT maaaachiiiine

  • MB30SD

    Where’s the “keeping cutler” option that I want to chose over and over again.

  • MB30SD

    GP, check it out: http://uncrate.com/article/mercedes-maybach-g650-landaulet/

    The interior is where you go, ahhhh, there’s maybach.

    • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

      all the pretty pretty babies it can carry…

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  • The 49ers are expected to switch to a 4-3 defense under new DC Robert Saleh.

    Saleh worked in Seattle under Pete Carroll from 2011-2013
    and followed Gus Bradley to Jacksonville to coach linebackers. Carroll
    and Bradley run a 4-3 “under” front, which has some stylistic
    similarities to a 3-4, but is a 4-3 in base form. Each of the 49ers’
    last two first-round picks — Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner —
    stand 6-foot-7 and were drafted to be 3-4 defensive ends. They will be
    questionable fits in San Francisco’s new defense. – Roto

    Wonder if we can swing a trade for either esp with the Fangio connection.

    Maybe we can Package Young who originally was a 4-3 DE. If they want Cargo with those chips, all the better.

  • Cruz News

    One NFL scout told ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky that free agent Victor Cruz is “probably done.”

    Cruz wasn’t just a salary cap casualty; the Giants cut Cruz
    on Monday because his on-field effectiveness is gone. Cruz lost
    late-season snaps to practice squad-type Tavarres King and UDFA Roger
    Lewis, and lacks the quickness to win in the slot and the vertical speed
    to win outside. Cruz is only 30 years old, but a 2014 patellar tendon
    tear essentially ended his career three years ago – roto

    • Bender McLugh

      flat tire. damn.

    • MB30SD

      ouch

    • BerwynBomber

      Same injury suffered by Trevathan. Not good.

      P.S. credit Jimmy Graham for seemingly coming back from the thing.

      • willbest

        Was it Graham? He certainly does a solid job but he isn’t putting up his NO arcade numbers. I think it might be a function of its easier to come back from knee injuries when you are the actor vs. the reactor.

        Meanwhile Baldwin puts up great numbers. It seems to me that its more Russell Wilson moving from great new QB into fast track for Canton territory.

        • BerwynBomber

          That’s why I hedged with the “I guess” — obviously Graham is not putting up the #s he once did in NO, though how much of that is due to long-term effect of injury vs. no longer playing for the most productive QB of his generation (Brees) is unknown.

          One thing, though, that was a bad trade for SEA. Looked so the day it went down and still looks so. Plus, they already had a cut-rate Graham/Olsen type in Luke Wilson. He was serviceable, if nothing else.

      • And it took Graham 2 yrs to even reach that.

        Petellar and Achilles are the worst injuries.

        That’s why I don’t think I would even get too mad at a trade down and pick up top ILB.

        Kwiat is an unknown, and while Freeman was good, how much of that was the roids? (he’s also one more hit away from really being suspended).

        If either goes down, we’re back to fucking Christian Jones/Anderson types.

        It’s a tough call by the GM though trying to predict recovery and effectiveness from that type of inj.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          not sure Petellar and Achilles are the worst injuries. Have you ever had a papercut under your fingernail?

  • Bender McLugh

    Did Data run Cassell’s results comparing him to the draft QB prospects & Jimmy G? Very curious how many he hits on

    • He was a backup in college. He only had 33 attempts, with 0 starts. Not nearly enough data to draw any conclusions from.

      • Bender McLugh

        le sigh. thanks Data!

  • MB30SD

    would you say I have a…. plethora… of pinatas?

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

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      No, I would not. Hee hee

    • could it be that you are mad about something else, and are taking it out on me?

      • MB30SD

        never!

        • huh. guess you didn’t know the next line from the movie, huh? =]

          • MB30SD

            Like guwhat?!

            Ooooh great… REAL BULLETS!!!!

  • MB30SD
    • MB30SD
      • CanadaBear

        Pretty sure TJ prefers less pricy guitars. That way he can indulge his need for more guitars. x+1=y. X=number of guitars in possession. Y=how many he needs.

        • MB30SD

          I was told there’d be no maths involved?!

          • CanadaBear

            Sorry (I’m Canadian and can’t help apologizing).

  • willbest

    Being informed is commendable Jeff, but the only way to do that is to not pay attention to the current 3 day news cycle which is 50% bullshit, 40% clickbait, 10% half-facts.

    All it will do is turn you into an uninformed zealot. Usually places like the hill have a fact laden story with something approaching the truth about 4-5 days later.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      what is this in response too?

      • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

        It’s Will’s general purpose public service announcement…

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD6qtc2_AQA

      • willbest

        “Fuck sports as a distraction. We don’t need to be distracted. We need to
        be acutely aware. Everybody needs razor focus. Stay on it.” – Jeff

        And that was right after he called Trump an asshole

        • BerwynBomber

          Poor Trump …

          • willbest

            Poor or not, it doesn’t serve anybody any good to latch on to something out of context. Evan did it the other day in asserting Trump was a liar in his tweet when it turns out Trump was reacting to a prior version of the same story.

            Considering how often these “gotcha” stories turn out to be bullshit you would think people would learn. Trump’s particular tweet that has Jeff all riled up has a basis in NYT and WaPo stories about the intelligence communities planned resistance to Trump.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            It’s just uncommon sense. Very little of it going around these days but you gotta realize ALL of it is scripted.

          • willbest

            As I said, I am not there yet. But I have my days where I am looking at the world and think “Man, trac might be one of the sane ones”

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Fair enough.

          • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

            you two were MADE for each other.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball
          • it doesn’t seem like the flynn-russia stories were bullshit, does it? in fact, it seems they were grounded in something resembling fact. but for your boy to say “nothing to see here” in regards to the russia connection because the REAL story is that the newspapers reported on it after receiving insider info? that’s pretty arseholey. especially since we know he loves leaks. why else would he praise wikileaks 100+ times in the last month of the election and then hold an impromptu nuclear security meeting in public view?

            (why do you think his tweet is about intelligence stories vs. flynn story? the intelligence stories started popping up a couple days ago while flynn is hot today.)

          • willbest

            An impromptu nuclear security meeting? Guy takes a selfie and says nothing that you can’t find on wikipedia? Surely you jest.

            The Flynn thing is curious but not for the reasons you suggest. Kerry, Kennedy, even Hillary have done worse with respects to conversations with foreign diplomats than what Flynn has been reported doing. The reputable sources don’t say he promised anything specific, just discussed sanctions general terms. Trump is loyal to his allies and the House isn’t going to move on Flynn. So something that isn’t being talked about is probably the real reason. What that is, is anybody’s guess at this point.

            Is it the botched Yemen raid? Is it his inability to do the job? Was it the power struggle with whats his name not getting approved? Was it being dishonest to Pence? Was it protestors scaring the shit out of his family camped out on his lawn? Was it disagreeing with Trump too many times? Were the communications far more serious than being discussed?

            This could be the Dems and media finally getting a scalp, or it could be a Chris Christie send off, or it could be something genuinely concerning.

          • “Don’t say he promised anything specific” yet they feel there was the implied promise. And since he lied (or simply plum forgot, as he says) to Pence about even talking to Russia about the sanctions, that leads one (me) to believe he knew there was some impropriety going on.

            Whatever the reason, I’m very happy that the dude whose worldview is informed by InfoWars is not going to be the National Security Advisor. Now if only we could get the president to stop listening to Mr. Jones.

          • Trump likes leaks…I see what you did there…

          • the goldener the better.

          • SC Dave

            Progressives *never* learn, will.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          alright then I don’t cares, but a little context goes a long ways when you rant against someone in a public forum, otherwise you look like more of an idiot.

      • AlbertInTucson

        A tweet, I believe.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Fuck…

    Canada, this is why Canadians can’t have nice things…

    http://ca.motor1.com/news/136033/porsche-911-transporter-crash/

    • CanadaBear

      Ouch!

      • AlbertInTucson

        I just hope the Greyhound Decapitator is still taking his anti-psychotic meds.

        • CanadaBear

          Can’t believe they let him out. The RCMP that witnessed the entire thing committed suicide recently.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Sounds just like the USA.

            “Oh. he’ll take his meds and be good, now.”

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t think the US would have let him out. By the time the RCMP arrived the kid was dead. The RCMP arrived and the nut was holding up the kid’s head. I’m with you, I would have killed him instantly. Save the taxpayers some money. I misspoke when I said he witnessed the entire thing.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Are “Mounties” not armed?

            The RCMP could have/should have “cured” the guy when it happened.

            Think he would have survived if faced with LAPD, or Chicago Cops?

          • willbest

            Well in Chicago, you get executed if you are just high and walking down the middle of the street. So we take it to the other extreme.

  • BearDown100393

    When does the inverse of the reverse of backward-flipped outside down poll come out?

    • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

      What is the 3rd worst thing that the Bears could do this offseason?

      A. re-hire Emery
      B. Re-hire Trestman
      C. Update Pace’s firmware
      D. renew Foxy’s subscription to Bass Fisherman weekly
      E. tell George what is actually happening

      • MB30SD

        all of the above?

      • SC Dave

        E. Irrelevant, as no one would be listening, so no vote

        D. Dont matter, hes up to date now and gone for 2018

        Now it gets trickier….

        C. Gotta go as the worst, becausewe have three more years with him, and i think xurrent rev is okay. If it aint broke, dont upgrade?

        B. Rehire as tsckling dummy. Minimum wage… but pay the unaffordable Obamacare premiums.

        A. The Winner as third worst. The question is the position. Parking lot attendant at Halas Hall might be too dangerous. How about Soldoer Field groundskeeper?

        Even Trestman would be hard-pressed to fail harder than the Park District. Shit, the turf might even be better!

  • willbest
    • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

      Canadian Cuck?

      • willbest

        Wasn’t he an underwear model? Aren’t they supposed to learn how to manspread?

        • MB30SD

          manspread… seriously?

          jesus

          • willbest

            You hadn’t heard about that feminist crusade?

            http://jezebel.com/tag/manspreading

          • MB30SD

            doooooon’t caaaaaarrreeee!!

          • willbest

            You will be made to care comrade. The matriarchy will not be denied.

          • CanadaBear

            Why do women scare you so much?

          • willbest

            You are confusing not wanting to live in a world full of fat harpies with being afraid.

          • CanadaBear

            It’s not just this post I’m referring to. You are constantly harping about women.

          • willbest

            constantly? I suspect you are conflating my harping about a specific woman (Hillary) with women in general.

          • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

            I would pay to watch Willbest locked in a room with Jessica Valenti for 4 hours while Morgan Freeman read Betty Friedan slowly over the PA in that Morgan Freeman voice.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bm8350JUlo

          • willbest

            Sadly, the only time I can find to play GTA is when the wife takes the kids to her mom’s for the day and then I usually have paperwork that I have been neglecting to take care of.

          • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

            you are the gangsta lawyer.

            Like the Lincoln Lawyer except with a ’90 Chevy Impala SS.

          • SC Dave

            You should. And will nailed why.

          • MB30SD

            meh

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Fuck sports as a distraction. We don’t need to be distracted. We need to be acutely aware. Everybody needs razor focus. Stay on it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmW-ScmGRMA

    • SC Dave

      Jeff needs to start drinking again. He gets dumber by the day.

    • This is nothing new.
      Lots of folks, both “right” and “left” feel that sports (and drink) is a good way to siphon political knowledge from the common man.

      Most Ppl can probably name the starting lineup of their fav team before they can name the supreme court justices.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        I think I got this 9 SC Justices
        1. Wapner
        2. Judy
        3. Mathis
        4. Mills Lane
        5. Joe Brown
        6. Harry T Stone
        7. Dredd
        8. Ito
        9. Doom

  • willbest

    We should have a more relevant poll, like which type of Girl Scout cookie is the best.

    I am partial to the Samoas myself. Though the Toffee-tastics aren’t bad either.

    • Malice Halice

      Family Dollar makes a great cheap version

    • Coconut is gross, so Samoas are out in my home. Frozen Thin Mints all the way.

      • MB30SD

        I knew there was a reason I love you.

        Must be a tribe thing. There is no other cookie.

        • and here i thought you loved me because of my Conte tramp stamp.

          • MB30SD

            well, yes, that too… but mostly frozen thin mints.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Tagalongs.

    • SC Dave

      For ONE year of the six my daughter went DDOR TO DOOR IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, there was Five World Cinnamon.

      Much like the best (shortbread), but with a very light dusting of cinnamon.

      Divine. And I’ve not seen them since.

      I guess it’s telling that almost 20 years later, its soooo easy to remember them.

  • BerwynBomber

    Cutty to the Bills? Barnwell is in favor of BUF working things out with Taylor but doesn’t think it will happen. His next favorite option is for BUF to sign Cutler.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/Barnwell5Moves2017AFCE/bill-barnwell-five-moves-afc-east-team-make-2017-nfl-offseason

    • willbest

      Bills are going to relent and just pay Taylor the $27.5 million he is owed this year. That seems like an insane amount, but its really not. He is a top 10 QB in terms of QBR. And the deal before the Bills is a 4-year 17.65 million a year with 40.5 million guaranteed. Basically 2.33 years guaranteed, which is par for the course under the new CBA.

      And if you aren’t sold on Taylor, why in the hell would you roll with Cutler.

      • willbest

        Sorry, I messed up the math. Its 4-year 82.5 million, which works out to 16.5 million a year, and still 40.5 million in guarantees. So about 2.5 seasons of guarantees, but it makes him even cheaper on an annual basis.

      • BerwynBomber

        Commitment, I suppose (in answer to your question). As Barnwell notes, Cutler is unlikely to get a long-term deal at this point in his career and/or if BUF picks up his current deal it is in its yearly “option” phase.

        • willbest

          I kind of hope Cutler gets cut so I can know for sure. But my theory on him is that he gets something around 3-years $50 million with $20 million guaranteed.

          • BerwynBomber

            Could. Two years at $10M per wouldn’t be horrible, but the flips side is that buying into him for anything more than a year might be too big of an ask.
            Depends on the market for him, of course.

          • Fitz got $12M for 1 yr, right?

            So that’s about right for Cutler.

          • willbest

            Cutler’s deal would be more 15, 17, 18. So either the team pays him 1 year for 20 million and cuts him, which won’t kill them financially, or they keep him longer and he makes slightly below market rate.

            People can protest that the price of non-rookie starting caliber QB’s shouldn’t be $18 million all they want, but the NFL owners clearly disagree.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yup. And guys like Smith, Dalton and Tannehill made anywhere from $7-14M per the last two seasons.

            Apparently teams are awash in cap space but I would be surprised if Cutty could maintain the annual salary of his recent three year haul with us.

  • willbest

    “4 years, $64 miillion with the first two years guaranteed.” – Jeff

    I am a big Jeffery supporter but no Fing way. $16 million a year? and only a 4 year contract for a 27 year old?

    5-year, $72.5 mil (14.5 mil a year), $30 million guaranteed. I have zero problem giving him more than TY, DT, Dez due to cap increase movement. But he isn’t going to get AJ Green money from anybody, and you are willing to offer him ODB money.

    • willbest

      “”Highest X in the league” stuff is overblown. You’re only giving him two
      years guaranteed. In a year there will be five guys making more.” – Jeff

      I understand the sentiment. But this is false. ODB is headed into his last year, but he can be 5th year optioned, followed by the tag and his price can be kept affordable the next 3 years. If he wants his money sooner rather than later, its going to come at a discount.

      Julio is locked up until 2021.

      Brown is in his last year so he might see an extension this year that takes him up to the $16 million range. Mike Evans is another one who is due to get paid (and will get paid). Allen Robbinson is another but I don’t know if he is a top 5 guy. DeAndre Hopkins got hosed by Oz, so he won’t be pushing $16 mil territory. Kelvin Benjiman, Watkins, Edelmen, all up for money, but their ceiling is the 12-14 mil category.

      Looking ahead a bit. Cooper will pull down $16 million, but the Raiders likewise control him the way the Giants do ODB.

      Unless teams are looking to burn money, I don’t see top 10 WR’s pushing the $16 million mark for a couple more years, and Jeffery is more an 8th to 15th WR

      • I think a close example might happen in CLE with Pryor.

        They’re both about the same age, and while Alshon might have a bit on him now, the argument can be made that Pryor is superior since he’s still getting better and is not inj prone.

        I think Pryor’s contract should be a baseline for Alshon.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Bears want Alshon back. Alshon’s team wants more than he’s worth. Now they try to find common ground.

    Missed something. A key something.

    Alshon does not want to be back.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      who cares. Tag him.

      • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

        the moment you tag him, he heads to the 7-11 and buys whole milk choc chunk ice cream and goes down with a soft tissue in camp.

        one thing I’ve learned about the tag in the modern age: these mofos do not care. the threat of “you will hurt your marketability if you fake injury” is simply no longer true. Agents are TELLING other team GMs that the injury was faked.

        • willbest

          Only if he wants that 17.5 million to be the last he makes.

          • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

            uh….. nope

            it’s a new culture now.

            Pats GM in 2018: “hey, Alshon is finally out from under that stupid Bears tag. He faked his injury in the 2017 season but stayed reasonably in shape. His agent knows what a joke the McCaskeys are and he didn’t want to wear out for such a shit team, smart play. He says he will entertain a 2-year deal to come win a ring with us. We good?”

            that is the new NFL right there.

          • willbest

            Sounds about right. The NBA went to shit when they gave up any pretense of defense.

          • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

            that is why a team like the Bears need to shed all the bullshit vets.

            Ditka shed all the asswipe wideouts and just drafted young players with something to prove. I am fine with a sign and trade on Alshon, but shed the guy.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Yeah but back then you could come close to drafting dam near your entire team in around 3 years because of the amount of draft picks alone. Not so anymore.

          • Good point about having more draft picks.

            But those 8th, 9th rounders from before are simply “priority” UFDAs now (though it is interesting that UFDAs get to chose which teams they join)

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Yeah but with less teams, there was serious value in almost every round.

          • MB30SD

            jeeeeeeessss

          • Bender McLugh

            you mean when Thibs left da Bulls

          • willbest

            Its been quite some time. There are some odd ducks like Thibs floating around, but the NBA as a whole has been about more points. NFL seems content to replicate that.

          • Bender McLugh

            True story

          • MB30SD

            yeeeup

      • willbest

        We need our tag for Hoyer. So says MB, So say we all.

        • MB30SD

          well done will.

    • willbest

      It would be unsurprising if that was Jeffery’s position. Go replace Crabtree on the Raiders opposite Cooper. Score 45 points a game. They draft a D stud or two and back to back super bowls.

      • Crabtree is as productive as Cooper.

        I’m not sure Alshon is an upgrade over him.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          Crabtree and Cooper both drop a ton of passes.

          • Yeah, but a lot of good WRs drop passes. I think I’ve only seen a VERY few where drops are rare. Larry Fitzgerald is one of those. Steve Smith might be another.

            But Bmarsh and Alshon have had more than a few, but usually that tier makes up for it by making some crazy catches from time to time.

            Ironically, the guy with maybe (statistically) the best hands in the league is already on our team …see if we can guess

          • willbest

            Miller has statistically the best hands in the league.

          • Yup.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Howard has one of the worst, FWIW. He was up there in %drops.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Crabtree is better than Cooper …. I’d like Crabtree.

    • BearDown100393

      Of course he does. Alshon guaranteed a Super Bowl as a Bear.

      • willbest

        And in the history of the NFL no player has ever said anything to get the fans on his side before negotiating with ownership over a new contract. Doesn’t happen.

        • BearDown100393

          Alshon’s a Bear.

        • MB30SD

          way to take sarcasm right up the old pooper counselor.

          • willbest

            I was piling on, not attempting to refute.

    • MB30SD

      fuck that cuck.

    • leftcoastdave

      Why should the Bears want Alshon back? Use that money where it can have an impact, ie., FA CB and SS. Plenty of young studs up and coming who can catch. Hey, those hand stretches might even be working for Bellamy.

      Cut him loose!

      • willbest

        Identify the player you are getting instead of Jeffery that will provide more impact for the Bears over the next 3 years, and keep in mind everybody is flush with cash.

        • leftcoastdave

          Do you think it will take much more than that to get Eric Barry? That’s triple the impact. Use that money there or on a lock down CB and Alshon can go be lazy to the highest bidder.

          • willbest

            The issue isn’t getting Berry. You can get Berry and a high priced FA CB and still have money for Jeffery. And you can get another high priced player if you trade or cut Cutler.

            But the thing you have to understand there are a lot of teams out there shopping with $40+ million in cap space, and there are only a handful of those impact players that will hit FA.

          • leftcoastdave

            Alshon showed his stripes last year.

            Let someone else try to motivate him.

        • Irish Sweetness

          V. Cruz? Different type of receiver though ….

  • willbest

    Pete Carroll gets off with a warning over falsifying Sherman’s injury. I guess we know which side the Sharp money was on. That shit wouldn’t have been allowed to stand if Vegas had taken a bath.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Hey, we suspended moving destroyers through the waters the Chinamen think they own from 2012 to today. That cuck Obama didn’t have the stones to provoke a war, but Trump does

    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-navy-freedom-of-navigation-south-china-sea-fonops-2017-2

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Timing my man, it’s all about timing.

    • willbest

      He agreed to a 1 China policy. He didn’t say which China.

  • MB30SD
    • CanadaBear

      Depends. If they box, I doubt it. If it’s UFC, could be.

      • MB30SD

        he’ll get his fucking ass kicked. The second it strays at all from boxing he’s done.

        He’s not used to getting kicked in the head.

        • willbest

          Did Mayweather agree to UFC?

          • MB30SD

            no idea about the terms. If it’s JUST boxing, as canada says… the irishman might be in trouble. ANYTHING more than that and mayweather’s proper fucked.

          • willbest

            Conor does have 11 years, plus the fact that Mayweather hasn’t had a fight in a year and a half. So it would be interesting. There is also the fact that Conor got a California boxing licenses back in Nov.

            I will say this much. I hardly watch any boxing/mma but I would find a place to watch this fight.

          • MB30SD

            yep, that’s what they’re betting on no matter the format.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Floyd is no spring chicken either, Conor’s in his prime. Don’t think Conor’s going in there with no gameplan. Although the gameplan may just be to get paid.

          • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

            the article states it will be a sanctioned BOXING match.

            That means boxing gloves in a roped ring.

            Mayweather can play enough D to keep away for a decision.



            McGregor has never fought in a sanctioned boxing-only match before, and Mayweather, who is arguably the greatest defensive boxer ever, would figure to the betting favorite if the fight were to take place. However, Mark Henry, who coaches the man McGregor defeated for the UFC’s lightweight crown, Eddie Alvarez, recently said the MMA icon “has a chance of knocking out Mayweather if it was in the first three to four rounds.”

          • Huge Bears Penis

            Conor is getting his ass beat in boxing.

          • Conor will get out boxed, but doubt he’ll get KOd.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            Conor will be wanting to tap out by round 5.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Conor was an amateur boxer, and he’s been knocking people stiff in the UFC. Will he win? No. But if he does ….

          • Huge Bears Penis

            I was an amateur baseball player when I was 12 and 13. Maybe the Yankees will sign me.

          • Irish Sweetness

            No – it’s straight boxing. And he doesn’t have to win in order to pick up the shekels, I don’t see why people blame him. I’d get my ass kicked for a hundred million no problem.

    • BearDown100393

      This is stupid. They are in two different sports. Rocky Balboa fighting either of them instead is more plausible.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Fair play to Conor – he has nothing to lose … and about 100M reasons to do it.

        If the odds are 25 or 40/1, I’m having a small wager. 3lbs of pressure on the chin is all it takes.

    • BerwynBomber

      Any other type of fight — street, wrestling, MMA — McGregor would destroy him.

      But a boxing match? Mayweather will pick him apart with ease.

      • MB30SD

        maybe, should be interesting regardless.

  • willbest
    • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

      If the AI starts talking like this, there could be issues

      User: Alexa, can you pull up that Yelp review of that Thai place at the corner?
      Alexa: If I was gonna break your balls, I’d tell you to go home and get your shine box.

    • AlbertInTucson

      And it’s probably already too late.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    The Bears should sign me as the next QB. I am willing to take a sweetheart type deal of 10 mill a year for 2 years.

    • leftcoastdave

      What’s a few broken bones for $10m? The only problem would be getting to the contact stage before the heart attack.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball
    • willbest

      They been talking about impeachment, military coup, and assassination since Nov 9th.

      Its a shame they stopped teaching American history when they instituted public education. Perhaps if they had, Nixon wouldn’t be the standard-bearer for Presidential overreach.

      • Don’t sell yourself short. They’ve been talking about those things since he made his announcement in 2015.

        • willbest

          I know the SS has been fielding death threats on him since that time. But I don’t think a MSM publication ran a serious article on it before he was elected.

          But these days you have the NYT tweeting this graphic

          https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/831483401467265024/photo/1

        • willbest

          Michael Moore released a plan to impeach Trump on Nov. 10th

          George Stephanopoulos was discussing impeachment on Nov. 11th on a special edition of Good Morning America.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Michael Moore needs a plan to drop about 150 pounds.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Nixon doesn’t even come close to “Standard-Bearer For Presidential Overreach” when compared to guys like LBJ, Wilson and the KING of Overreach, himself, FDR.

        • BerwynBomber

          Nixon wasn’t impeached for presidential “overreach”. He was impeached for green-lighting a crime in order to win an election.

      • BerwynBomber

        Poor Nixon. All he tried to do was break into the DNC to win an election. It was just a little “overreach” right?

        • Huge Bears Penis

          he should have had the russians do it.

        • willbest

          Lincoln jailed his political enemies and unilaterally suspended habeas corpus. So yeah, little.

          • BerwynBomber

            In a time of Civil War, I’m guessing. A mite difference.

          • willbest

            The ability to suspend habeas corpus in times of rebellion and invasion are granted solely to Congress in Article I, section 9. Lincoln assumed that right for himself without the consent of Congress and in direct violation to the constitution. He got a Supreme Court bitch slap in Ex parte Milligan for his trouble.

            Also of note Lincoln pushed statehood on Nevada (without the required 60k people) in order to ensure his reelection and to aid in the passage of the 13th Amendment. That is some next level cheating. Nixon was playing in the kiddy pool by comparison. Incidentally, like Nixon, Lincoln was paranoid and didn’t actually need to cheat. He won in a landslide 212-21 (although 60 odd votes could have gone the other way). Though I suppose his fate was quite a bit worse than Tricky Dick.

            This bit always humors me:

            “Having achieved statehood, Nevada kept its end of the bargain. On
            November 8, 1864, its voters supported Lincoln, but he received only two
            of the new state’s electoral votes; the third elector was stuck in a
            blizzard and never made it to the state capital.”

            http://werehistory.org/nevadas-statehood/

          • AlbertInTucson

            In NINE PRESIDENTS WHO SCREWED UP AMERICA AND FOUR THAT TRIED TO SAVE HER, Lincoln is among the nine.

          • That’s why many Southerners considered him a tyrant (hence Booth’s infamous latin phrase).

            Much like in today’s politics, many of Lincoln’s critics simply cited law and constitution blindly, nvm ya know, SLAVERY and CIVIL WAR.

            Context matters.

            But it is dangerous for presidents to wield so much power. If another civil war nears, I expect the same shit but to a whole nother level.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Oh well, at least it’s from an objective source. (He said, sarcastically).

  • willbest

    “When Tyrod had Sammy Watkins he was playing at top level. He throws an exceedingly pretty deep ball. And he’s still improving.” – Jeff

    Which is why the Bills are going to suck it up and pay him the $27.5 million rather than trade or cut him.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Blog is a little short today on the racism/sexism, so let me kill two birds:

    https://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/c0aac1b7-4e27-4fe6-800d-59afe05c3f08-large.jpeg

    Would you board this plane?

    • BearDown100393

      Air Force One?

    • willbest

      The one on the right looks a little coked up so maybe she is ready to fly. Get the woman on the left a couple lines though. It makes me nervous when my pilot doesn’t have a substance abuse problem.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      will they promise not to talk during the inflight movie?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Board it. Bang it. Make little milky Will Smiths …

    • MB30SD

      Sure

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    I remember the wave of hysteria that hit Green Bay in the days after the Packers parted ways with Sitton and handed the left guard job to Taylor. We were pummeled with questions asking what the Packers were thinking. At the end of the day, Taylor rewarded Ted Thompson and the front office for their boldness. Sitton went on to have a fine year in Chicago, but Taylor looked the part in Green Bay. Every week, he showed that he was ready for the starting job. It’s just another example of the Packers unearthing a gem on the offensive line and developing him into a starter. James Campen and the coaching staff have been doing it for years.

    From: http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-insider-inbox/article-1/You-cant-buy-experience/ce13fdc1-5750-40ee-af49-048bf09df765#ixzz4YhiUGqFi

    • Huge Bears Penis

      Fuck the Packers

      • MB30SD

        In their face

    • BerwynBomber

      Taylor and Buluga are pretty much the Leno and Massie of the Cheese O-line.

    • And yet, every year, Vadgers ends the year running for his life. That and going on a cruise that doesn’t allow any photos…

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah, the Falcons destroyed that O-line for all four quarters and beat the shit out of Rodgers.

        I’m convinced that Cheese O-line is perennially overrated because of a) Rodgers otherworldly pocket navigation skills, and b) he does one of those ten second scans per game.

      • MB30SD

        Or women

    • Irish Sweetness

      How did Mr. Slauson fare by the way?

      • MB30SD

        He was the chargers best olinemen.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Valentine’s Day and people are arguing politics on da blog, smdh. Go make sweet, sweet love to your woman. Or go fuck some hot random skank at the bar, whatever.

    • BearDown100393

      Pacebot not computing comment.

      • BuddhaJoe

        Pacebot cannot compute. Self destruct sequence initiated.

    • willbest

      corporate holiday.

      • so your fav holiday?

        • willbest

          I like Christmas. It’s a lot of work as a parent, but my children haven’t turned into ungrateful angsty shits yet.

        • MB30SD

          Memorial day… Or Halloween

      • BerwynBomber

        Or Hallmark holiday? When I hear “corporate holiday” I think of a day when I don’t have to work. Not the case with Valentines’.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Lol. Yeah well some of us are married.

      • BuddhaJoe

        Hey I’m engaged, halfway there. Although she is actually hornier than me so it works out ok.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Good for you Joe. How long have you been dating?

          • BuddhaJoe

            We’d been dating for about a year when I did the big ask last March. I was a borderline hermit so I knew before that, in 33 years had never dated anybody longer than a couple of months until this. We’re going to make it official in October.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            That’s awesome, best wishes Joe.

          • BuddhaJoe

            Thanks! Fuckin psyched and scared at the same time, I’d imagine that’s what everyone goes through.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Dude. A year. Caveat Emptor my friend, before, y’know, ya give away The Big Ticket.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            It’s actually been almost 2 years I think. If you wait too long buyers remorse sets in. Gotta go for it before she gains too much wieght. Hee hee

          • BuddhaJoe

            Well, she’s passed out on the bed from fun time and I just walked out to the steak dinner she made before so….yeah.

            Good 1/2 hour break from the blog I’d say.

          • willbest

            Women can only hide the crazy for 3 months if you are seeing them regularly

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Hahaha. And trust me, don’t ever date a woman from Wisconsin. Ever.

          • willbest

            I know 3 men married to women born and raised in Wisconsin. They are all assertive control freaks. I thought that was just a coincidence, no?

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I was lucky to escape with my life.

          • MB30SD

            Bullshit. They hide it as long as they have to till that ring slides on, then it’s all over

          • Irish Sweetness

            But you can ignore the craziness … because of the vadge … for a LONG time.

    • Or……

      • BuddhaJoe

        Or get peed on by a hooker but we’re not all into that, man.

        • I am the Pee-er, not the Pee-ee-ee(?)

          Lots of Es, but you get the pic (or hopefully not)

          Also, for all you dudes who go the full 9 yds on Vday, stop making the rest of us look like assholes!

          Sincerely,

          Mankind

          • BuddhaJoe

            I know, I laughed my ass off at that story, but I had to take the setup.

            #timing.

    • BerwynBomber

      You mean the Nixon revisionist history isn’t getting you all hot and bothered?

      • BuddhaJoe

        Well, there’s something to be said for Deep Throat. Wait, not that one? Never mind.

  • AlbertInTucson

    T. Taylor as an option?

    I would consider that.

    • Irish Sweetness

      As a starter Al? We could have Manuel for Peanuts … to not play football.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Yes as a starter. No, to Manuel.

  • willbest

    “The mentions below this just make me fucking sad.” – Jeff

    You probably should have picked a day the NYT didn’t attribute tweets from a parody Flynn account to the General and run a picture of Steve Miller’s head on a pike on its twitter feed when you opted to defend the paper’s reputation in journalism. Pelosi also thought those tweets were Flynn’s, but then again she thinks W is president.

    The problem with the modern day news cycle, people are in a race to publish in order to drive clicks. Things like source verification and viewpoint diversity get chucked out the window. We are lucky if the piece has basic copy editing. The value of getting yesterday’s news today was at least slowing the process down allowed for something resembling professionalism. And the majors are not immune. Both WaPo and NYT have run stories that have been grossly wrong about events transpiring in the last 3 weeks. And they aren’t the only ones. Every night, one of the networks steps in it too.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Apparently, Ms. Pelosi runs quite the bar tab.

      • MB30SD

        she’s a disgusting human. Her, barnie, that flaccid penis embodied ried, boner… the lot of them are all disgusting excuses for real human beings.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Apparently, the congressional bar is QUITE the showplace, too.

          I’m sure WE pick up THAT tab.

    • BerwynBomber

      The NYT retweeted a pic of Miller from a Colbert Show saying he was being demonized on late night.
      SMH … at your false outrage. By your standards, if the NYT showed a picture of a lynching they would therefore be condoning it.
      News gets ugly at time — even the visual images.

      • willbest

        There are couple problems with your assertions
        1) The failed comedy of a second rate late night comedy hack is not news
        2) The image they chose was not necessary to convey the love-hate relationship that Colbert has with his targets

        But its still a valid attack on the paper even if I concede those points. Jeff argues that it is a competent news source. It however demonstrates its no better than buzzfeed, deadspin, or any other clickbait site. Its really 1 more shit quarterly earnings report away from top 10 lists. Not because it wants to, but because well they seem to shed a several dozen jobs every time one comes out.

  • BerwynBomber

    Man, the John Birch Society gets very thick around here at times.

    Anyway … here is a recent top 32 draft prospects lists according to Scouts, Inc.. Interesting that Fournette is #3 and the only QB on the list is Trubisky at 27.

    http://insider.espn.com/nfl/draft/rankings?year=2017

    • MB30SD

      need a link maings.

    • willbest

      Fournette might be #3, but I see him falling until the Colts at #14. Sure the Jets need a longer term solution there than Forte, but they have more pressing needs and would probably draft a QB. Most everybody else doesn’t really need to invest in an RB. Panthers might, Stewart isn’t getting any younger.

      I am currently on the Thomas train for us btw with the hope to get Mahomes in round 2, but he seems to be climbing some draft boards.

      • Fournette is the highest graded HB since AP, that includes Zeke and Gurley.

        SOME even grade him HIGHER than AP (AP had some inj history in college)

        I remember seeing this and absolutely loving him more

        http://uproxx.com/sports/leonard-fournette-injury-lsu-florida-scuffle/

        So I can understand how he goes high in some mocks. The Bengals could use him. They have Gio who is more shifty, and that other guy who is slightly above a JAG.

        If Bills resign Taylor, they could draft him too since Shady isn’t getting younger (see Charles, KC).

        I wonder though if Gurley/Gordon are a cautionary tale or if they would make teams want Fournette more

    • MB30SD

      damn, we are going to have our fucking veritable pick of blue chippers @ 3.

      My god pace, please do NOT fuck this up man. just don’t. There’s zero need to, it’s way too easy to get it right man. WAY too easy.

      Adams, thomas, hooker, lattimore, foster, shit even howard… just pick one of those. Simple. Any one of them… ANY one of them will be a 100% win.

    • Irish Sweetness

      We could totally use Fournette. One ain’t enough.

      Neither Allen nor Thomas can make 6’3? Pass.

      • MB30SD

        Smhayi

        • Irish Sweetness

          ‘sokay dude .. .that means Hooker/Allen ….

          • MB30SD

            fuck allen. I’m on the:

            * Hooker or Adams… I’m ok with either, until the injury I was all about hooker or nuthin’… now, I’d be ok with either, but I do think Hooker will be a super star.
            * Thomas

  • MB30SD

    YES KATE!!!

    Why wouldn’t it be her, what possible reason would anyone have for NOT putting her in there.

    http://www.si.com/

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