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Vikings at Bears Week 5 Game Preview

| October 5th, 2017

Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?

I always like the Chicago Bears. But I EXTRA like the Chicago Bears this week!!!


Four Thoughts on Trubisky’s First Start

  • It’s difficult to imagine how nervous this kid is going to be. First start. Monday Night Football. At home in front of a crowd that is desperate for him to be great. Dowell Loggains has to ease Trubisky into this game and then turn him loose. It is the most important game of Loggains’ time in Chicago.
  • Since it’s his first start, don’t be surprised if the Bears constantly roll him out to the right side, eliminate half the field and “flood” options to that side – someone in the flat, someone deep and someone running an intermediate route. This will give Tru five quick options: over the top, middle, flat, toss it OB, run.
  • When Trubisky doesn’t understand what he’s seeing after the snap – and it will happen – his instincts are going to be to run with the football. Bears have to coach that out of him. Throwing the football into the fourth row will be better for Trubisky long-term than taking a hit to gain five yards on second down. If he sees daylight on the other hand…
  • Two positions are going to benefit from Trubisky starting: wide receivers and offensive tackles. The wides will now have a few extra seconds to find holes in the secondary due to Tru’s mobility. The tackles can now slide the edge rushers up the field without fear, knowing the QB won’t be afraid to take a few steps up into the pocket and deliver the ball down the field.

Monty Hall, Dead at 96

Many people who attend New York University study serious things. I did not. I did a lot of work on game shows. Yes, at the Department of Cinema Studies you could actually write thesis papers on game shows and Bob Fosse and re-use papers you and Noah Brier wrote on “ALF & American Television”.

Monty Hall was a great game show host. Here are my top ten game show hosts of all-time. I like to think very few people could even make a list like this.

1 Richard Dawson

2 Gene Rayburn

I once said that Rayburn, the brilliant Match Game host, talked softly and carried a big microphone. Like many hosts of the era (and panelists for that matter), Rayburn spent years on Broadway honing the stage personality that served him so well on television. Classy. Refined.

3 Alex Trebek

Many have criticized Trebek for disingenuously acting superior to Jeopardy‘s nightly contestants. But isn’t that sensibility just perfect for the host of a show asking smart people to show off their knowledge of the British monarchy and Canadian geography?

4 Monty Hall

There’s a great line in Ghostbusters where Sigourney Weaver tells Bill Murray he’s “more like a game show host”. The type of host to which she referred was the host-as-used-car-salesman that Hall pioneered. Hall was surrounded by jerks in goofy costumes but the viewer’s eyes never left him for a moment.

5 Bob Barker

Gets bonus points for his cameo Happy Gilmore and his unending desire to get viewers to spay and neuter their pets.

6 Bob Eubanks.

Card Sharks was one of my favorite game shows of all-time but Eubanks was perfection emceeing The Newlywed Game’s awkward moments.

7 Bert Convy

Convy was in the original casts of Fiddler and Cabaret. He was a wonderful performer. And as a game show host, he was one of a kind. Soft-spoken, gentle and dry. His best work? Ringmastering the circus of Win, Lose or Draw. But he’ll always be Password‘s most unique host, seemingly playing alone without a clue as to whether his own word choices were any good or not.

8 Wink Martindale

He was the journeyman game show host. Tic-Tac-Dough. What’s this Song? Debt. High Rollers. None of them great shows but it didn’t stop him from defining the syndication host.

9 Chuck Woolery

Woolery has become a right-wing, talking head buffoon in his later years but he brought a smarmy charm to Love Connection, projected cool authority over Scrabble and kept a confusing, ill-designed Lingo afloat on GSN for years.

10 Chuck Barris

Barris was nuts, on and off television. But his Gong Show hosting is one of the most unique displays ever on American television. He is to game show hosting what Andy Kaufman was to stand-up comedy.

[Note: Tom Petty will be saluted properly on the pod tomorrow.]


Three Reasons the Bears Will Win

  • Expect a solid outing from the defense. Bears have allowed 40 points at home to two good offenses – Atlanta (23) and Pittsburgh (17). They’ve allowed 64 on the road, with two horrific quarterbacking performances. Minnesota – with or without Sam Bradford and definitely without Dalvin Cook – will be the weakest offense the Bears have faced this season.

The Star-Tribune’s film study session broke down why the Vikings struggled on the ground post-Cook HERE.

  • Energy! Wait til the Bears are in third-and-long, the play is dead and Trubisky takes off down the sideline for a first down. Wait til you see how the defense and bench and crowd react. This is an entire organization desperate to be inspired by the play of their quarterback. These are players desperate to see their talent improvement show up on the scoreboard.

Mark Potash did a nice job detailing the player reactions to the quarterback change HERE in the Sun-Times.

  • Tarik Cohen. Jordan Howard’s style doesn’t feel like it’ll be effective against the Vikings defense but Cohen’s ability to bounce outside and take on their linebackers in space could be the difference. This isn’t just a game to get Cohen involved. This is a game to feature him.


Three Reasons They Won’t

  • Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen are the best receiving tandem in the sport through the first quarter of the season. (Almost 800 yards thus far.) Monday night they add Michael Floyd to that mix. With Minnesota only allowing five sacks and the Bears only putting nine sacks on the board, expect Bradford/Keenum to find these fellas open all over the field.
  • The Vikings defense is fourth in rushing yards allowed per attempt & total rushing yards allowed per game. Bears won’t be able to line up and simply beat this front at the point of attack.
  • Zimmer vs. rookie quarterback. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is still a terrific defensive mind and Mitch Trubisky is still a rookie quarterback making his first start. Zimmer is going to show Tru looks he’s never seen before. He’s going to crowd the line of scrimmage and then drop eight into coverage. He’s going to present man on the outside and fall into zone. Vegas has Minnesota favored for a reason.

Song of the Week

“I’m money making Mitch, I need a money making bitch
I spent 200 on the kit, 1500 on the kicks
I’m money making Mitch, I need a money making bitch
I spent 200 on the kit, 1500 on the kicks
Look I just hit a lick, spend 250 on the whip
Another 50 on a trip just to fuck your bitch nigga
Just got a check, that bitch got 2, 3, commas
Look like an out of town number
I’m going hard for 2, 3, summers
I’m money making Mitch, I need a money making bitch
I spent 200 on the kit, 1500 on the kicks”


Don’t Be Surprised If…

…the Bears get multiple interceptions. Only the Bears, Raiders, Dolphins and Giants don’t have a pick this season. But the Bears have had their hands on several opportunities. Stopping the Vikings run game means they’ll be forced to throw far more than they want. That means opportunities for the Bears secondary.


Charity of the Week!


Don’t Gamble But If You Do…(3-1)

There is no line currently on this game but it opened with the Vikings somewhere between 3 and 3.5 point favorites. If this line stays above a field goal when the ball is kicked off, jump on the Bears, ride me to 4-1 and live the American dream.


Tweet of the Week

This will forever be the finest historical record of Mitch Trubisky’s first practice as the starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears.


Game Prediction

Trubisky’s line: 20-32, 267 yards, TD, INT

But he puts together a couple impressive drives late against this feisty Vikings defense and runs in the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left on the clock.

Chicago Bears 20

Minnesota Vikings 13

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  • Sahr Gborie

    First win for MT as the franchise QB. He will be nervous but I don’t think the moment will be too big for him.

  • SC Dave

    “Jordan Howard’s style doesn’t feel like it’ll be effective against the Vikings defense…”

    You mean the defense against whom Jordan Howard averaged 5.88 per carry and 144 yards rushing per game last season?

    • Sahr Gborie

      We are going to need Howards Thunder to open up things for get MT and Tariks Lightning.

      • DaBearsBlog

        Yes, especially with receivers who don’t win off the line of scrimmage.

        • SC Dave

          Sometimes they win their blocks tho.

          • DaBearsBlog

            Correct. Running on outside is way easier against Minnesota. And not Howard’s strengths

          • willbest

            Um… 499 of Howards 1315 yards came from the ends last season. His mean was 6.75 yards per rush to the ends. Which means he only averaged 4.6 yards per attempt between the tackles. I say only, 4.6 is still quite good, but not eyepopping like his runs to the outside.

            And yes that is skewed up a bit because 7 of his 10 rushes that went for 20 or more yards were to the ends, but his median to the end was still 4 yards.

            So if that isn’t his strength, its not much of a weakness.

          • DaBearsBlog

            Have you not noticed that this year, the run game is vastly different than last year?

          • willbest

            Yes they have moch ninja, but Howard is still curshing it to the outside.

            150 of his 250 yards this year have been to the ends, and he is averaging 5.55 yards per carry there.

            His between the tackles is number is 2.7 yards per carry.

          • willbest

            7 of Howards 9 runs going 10 or more yards were to the ends. Only 2 were between the tackles. Which makes sense if you are paying attention to the games since 8-9 man boxes.

          • Sahr Gborie

            who has not? the defense stacks the box because they don’t fear the pass any more. not even howard’s vision can see through all those bodies.

          • With Mitch Bears finally have bootlegs and read-options which should pause the LBs and Safeties from just crashing.

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    • Howards running for 175 and 2 TDs in soul crushing fashion

      • SC Dave

        I would definitely take that.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He won’t get 75 against Minny. We need Mitch here.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I think he has more of a chance of making yards than Cohen against this lot. Tarik isn’t knocking anyone over. If Tarik can run outside, then so can Howard.

  • That Guy

    I watched some of Trubisky’s games when he started getting hyped late in the college season. He’s got a great pocket presence, avoids the rush with minimal movement, and has a great release. If he can keep that up, this is going to be a fun, fun game to watch.

    • all that and a bag of chips.

      Fast compact release. The ball seems to zip off his hand and from different throwing platforms. In fact, it almost looks like he’s more accurate on the run.

      Also, did we ever find out who let the dogs out?

  • It’s already been a week since the Bears played, and we’re still 4 days away from their next game. This is taking FOREVER

    • Sahr Gborie

      LoL….waiting to see your potential franchise QB play will make you impatient. im glad Pace did not draft Thoms/Amams/Garretts or who ever else I and others on the blog were calling for.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Watson/Fournette. It would have been interesting whoever he’d picked … not named Thomas.

    • CanadaBear

      Oh I don’t know about that. That loss to the Fudgies is still pretty fresh in my mind. Monday night will be fascinating to see if MT can spark this O. If Jones/Timu/Anderson can be effective as ILB’s Monday, this game is a pick ’em for me.

    • SC Dave

      Four days plus several hours

    • AlbertInTucson

      More days to fill the boy with knowledge.

      Knowledge is power.

  • Nancy Glennon

    For the past week I have been focused on helping Mikey through this tough times. I am finally allowing myself to react to this bullshit. Mikey did his best and he is just being tossed aside. The little prick Pace and that old fat Fox lied to Mikey, they said he would have the tools around him to develop and be successful. He did not. Hell some of his receivers can’t catch a fucking cold. Also Fox and his coaching staff were actively sabotaging Mikey’s play. Their play calling was horrendous. Old Fat Fox kept telling him, and I quote, “Check it down and settle for the dump offs like your wife settled for your goofy looking ass.” Pace, Fox, and the other Coaches constantly made fun of the way Mikey looks, and constantly fawned over the pretty boy Bitch Trubisky. Those guys are so unprofessional. Fuck them all, Mikey deserves so much better than how this crappy organization treated him.

    • Sahr Gborie

      waaaaaaambulance!!!!

    • It’s all part of the plan

      Fishing Florida, i’m excited that you found a way to express yourself and that you feel like you’re part of a community. It will keep you from attempting to kill us all in the future and stockpile weapons and ammo and most importantly will keep you from taking up with an ugly Filipino woman.

      • King of DBB

        Really ugly

        • It’s all part of the plan

          I thought I stayed away from the line with the fact that he can’t kill us all because it’s cyberspace and he doesn’t know us and also highlighting that his involvement as Nancy would stop him from ending up with a 64yr old high limit hostess from vegas who has two socials, married multiple guys at the same time and has filed bankruptcy.
          Did I Kathy Griffin myself on this one?

          • King of DBB

            It’s when he starts a Youtube channel and uses a Nancy Glennon puppet on the videos that you need to worry.

            https://youtu.be/2XOwNpZ9XDM?t=140

          • It’s all part of the plan

            lol, Washington!!!

      • Nancy Glennon

        Sorry not ‘Fishing Florida’, however I had setup this account to troll ‘Fishing Florida’ by using his name, and posting some outrageously stupid and vile shit. That guy was a real douche bag.

        • It’s all part of the plan

          My craydar has failed me?

          • Scharfinator

            You didn’t know about the fake fishing florida? It may have even worked

          • It’s all part of the plan

            brilliant

          • Nancy Glennon

            It worked so well I even got some regulars to block me.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            hmmm, I may have to block you just to be safe as I evaluate the situation. Sorry buddy!

          • Nancy Glennon

            It’s OK. Unfortunately, this has probably run its course. I am going back behind the curtain until my presence is needed again. Tis the burden of life as a troll. Although I hope some of you guys enjoyed this iteration of this account. Mikey loves you all!!!

          • It’s all part of the plan

            Bye Mrs. Glennon! You were the mom that we needed but not the one we deserved!

  • Scharfinator

    Ooof, glad I didn’t waste money on this game. Funny commentary though!

    http://dailysnark.com/27775-2/

    • beninnorcal

      I haven’t gotten it for a few years. Then this year gamespot gave it a 9, so I was tempted. But many user reviews reveal it’s just the same crap. EA must’ve bribed gamespot or something.

      • Scharfinator

        Most game companies will no longer give out early review copies unless they’re reviewed well. If you give a fair review and tank a shitty game early, you don’t get early copies anymore.

        I don’t trust official reviews anymore. Just aggregate player reviews (Steam, Metacritic, etc.)

    • The grandmother one was Heeelarious

      • SC Dave

        I liked the one when Dallas kept walking off the field.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      This kind of makes me want to buy the game. Also it makes me a little sad we have to deal with crappy announcers for NFL games.

  • CanadaBear

    Ameer Abdullah had 20 carries for 94 yds against the Queens last Sunday. They are hardly a brick wall.

    • Sahr Gborie

      its feeding time

  • CanadaBear

    Just looked at the Queens schedule, they play 5 of the first 7 at home. The only away games in the first 7 are Steelers and the Beloved.

  • leftcoastdave

    I liked reading about Mitchell’s play on the scout team, taking it to the D. While it did not come with the pressure he will face Monday night, both on and off the field, it shows his competitive moxie.

    I’m with Data on this. Four more days to wait is tooooooo long!

    This is the swing game to my 9-7 prediction.

    • CanadaBear

      8-4 the rest of the way? Wouldn’t bet on that!

      • Sahr Gborie

        9-7 or 8-4…it matters not. i just want us to sneak into the playoffs and wreak some havoc…i want a Cinderella story damn it

      • SC Dave

        It does seem a little pessimistic.

        • leftcoastdave

          Browns, Ain’ts, 9ers an easy three. Queens and Lions four more. One out of the Bengals, Ravens, Panthers, Pack (at home) or Iggles.

          • leftcoastdave

            This is based upon “the trenches own the division” theory. Just need adequate QB play to return to smash mouth glory of the Steelers and Falcons games.

          • CanadaBear

            Saints won’t be easy in NOLA and I seriously doubt we sweep the Loins and the Queens.

          • leftcoastdave

            O yea of little faith!

            Now we get to see what Thunder and Lightning can do with an unloaded box, not to mention the success of the hands transplants Bellamy got during the off season.

          • CanadaBear

            It’s gonna be fun to watch for sure.

        • willbest

          13-3 baby, clinch home field throughout. Hoist a Lombardi, and celebrate with a trip to Chicago’s newest steakhouse Mitch’s Meats

          • SC Dave

            That is more like it!

    • BearDown100393

      I want to believe in MItch Trubisky. I am not going to anoint him just quite yet as anything other than a rookie starting quarterback. I hold nothing against him. I only wish him all the best. May he stay healthy and not be derailed by injuries. And I sincerely hope against deep rooted cynicism that John Fox’s coaching staff will not betray either him or his career.

      And Bellamy? Catch the damn ball. No more excuses.

      • Cuck Cooper

        I believe in keeping my hand on my wallet and keeping my back towards the door. Hee hee

  • AlbertInTucson

    Bill Cullen HAS to make the top 10 hosts.

    Barris was just annoying. That show sucked.

    Before your time but, Gene Rayburn was also an excellent host on NBC radio’s MONITOR.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Nothing is before my time on game show hosts. I spent weeks at the Museum of TV & Radio watching clips. I liked Bill Cullen but he was too bland.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Fair enough.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Still, Richard Dawson #1?

          I don’t THINK so.

          And I put Dick Clark, Allen Ludden and Jim Perry on that list before Chuck Barris.

          Tom Kennedy and Jack Narz (brothers) weren’t bad either.

          Ludden actually bumps outs Convey for PASSWORD.

          Hugh Downs host CONCENTRATION.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Still, Richard Dawson at #1?

        I don’t THINK so.

        And I put Dick Clark, Allen Ludden and Jim Perry on that list before Chuck Barris.

        Tom Kennedy and Jack Narz (brothers) weren’t bad either.

        Ludden actually bumps outs Convey for PASSWORD.

        Hugh Downs host CONCENTRATION.

    • CanadaBear

      Barris was horribly annoying but the show was like a trainwreck. It’s certainly more entertaining than the new show with Mike Myers.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Both, unwatchable.

        Bert Convey was OK and a VERY talented guy, with a nice singing voice, beyond game shows.

        But THE host of Password was Allen Ludden (AKA Mr. Betty White).

        • CanadaBear

          Back in the day he used to talk about her being a hottie. That was the first time I ever looked at her that way and she did indeed have a nice figure.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I believe they first met when she did Password.

            He died when he was 64 (Shudder).

            Bert Convy was only 48.

          • CanadaBear

            I was still a young man when Ludden died. I thought he was older. Everyone seemed older back then! Had no idea Convy died so young.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Everyone seems YOUNGER now, right?

          • CanadaBear

            Do they ever!

  • Sahr Gborie

    @AdamHoge: Big NFL contingent scheduled to attend Saturday’s Northwestern-Penn State game in Evanston. For #Bears: Ryan Pace, Josh Lucas & Champ Kelly.

    What potential draft prospects could Pace have his eye on?

    • NU has a pretty good draft-eligible safety in Godwin Igewebuike. This is probably the best RB and QB NU will face all year, so it should be a good test for him.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Scout the players, not the schools.

  • King of DBB

    Paddock cased Chicago and Lollapalooza as a possible target site for his “plan” – such as it was.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-las-vegas-gunman-lollapalooza-20171005-story.html

    • BearDown100393

      Sick.

    • Sactowns#1

      Wait… did a comment just get deleted?

      • It’s all part of the plan

        mine got deleted. I posted about guns.

    • Wow. If he had shot up Lollapalooza, it would’ve been much worse I think.

      This also shows the dude didn’t care about demographics. He also scouted a rapping venue.

      So country, inide rock, rap, didn’t matter. Just wanted to inflict mass causalities.

      Maybe he chose Vegas cuz it was far away and next to an airport?

      • King of DBB

        There is increasing evidence somebody helped him and that he was setting up to escape.

        CNN did one of those timeline things, and the response team was on him fast. Again, the bellman he shoots in the leg – this is after the main firing in the hall – he planned to bail.

        Except there were 17 guns on the bed all of which showed up as being registered to him. So even if he had escaped, it wasn’t like they weren’t going to know who it was.

        The whole thing seems like it was planned by a deranged guy who was losing his common sense and falling into madness.

        • King of DBB

          Also his car had 40 pounds of ammonium nitrate and more guns and ammo in it.

          WTF is that? Why have the nitrate in the car?

          • SC Dave

            Take cops down by detonating when they pull him over?

          • It’s all part of the plan

            maybe the plan wasn’t to escape, it was to move to a different target. There were 1500 rounds in the car as well and more guns and ammo and shit at his house

            Chicago and other locations make no sense. Drive across country with heavy weaponry and ammo and nitrate in your car?? not likely.

            Stay at home and just roll a cart into your hotel room? more likely.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Used in fertiliser bombs made by the provisional IRA …. appparently.

  • CanadaBear

    I know Jeff’s the expert on game shows but if he doesn’t list Groucho at the top of the list (he didn’t even make it) for game show hosts, the list is bogus. There was Groucho and then everybody else.

    • King of DBB

      The secret word and the rubber duck thing.

      • CanadaBear

        Fucking Groucho was hilarious. Always was. Lots of groaners but lots of really funny one-liners. He was genuinely funny in real life and he was just enough of a curmudgeon you were never sure if he was kidding or not (sometimes yes, sometimes no). He would insult anyone and get away with it.

        • SC Dave

          “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

          – Groucho Marx

          • CanadaBear

            My favorite Groucho story was from the show. A female contestant had about a dozen kids. Groucho asked why so many? She replied she loved kids. Groucho said I love my cigars but I take ’em out once in a while.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Not to nitpick (which I know I’m GOOD at) I believe that was a MALE contestant who said ” Well, I like children, Groucho” and Groucho responded with “Well, I like my cigar but I take it out of my mouth once in a while.”.

          • CanadaBear

            I heard it the other way. Either way it’s a great line.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Classic, for sure.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Saw a YOU BET YOUR LIFE where the contestant was ventriloquist, Edgar Bergen.

            His partner?

            His 11-year old daughter, Candice.

    • SC Dave

      I thought it a curious omission.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Blog Lurker, “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog”, endorses your choice of Groucho as best of all time.

  • Cuck Cooper

    Wow, what a poetic literary genuis? I mean…., linking Mitch with bitch? Yup, Tru genius. Get it? Got it? Doubt it!

    I get the sense Jeff watch’s waay too much TV. Hee hee…

    All I ask for is that the Bears just play the game of football the way it’s supposed to be played in the modern NFL era. Is this too much to ask for?

  • We’re looking for something we shop for at the mall…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHRDPGp0Ew

  • King of DBB
    • It’s all part of the plan

      the fine print is important here, they admitted that they’re still paying him. They’re just not going to put him in the commercials.

      • SC Dave

        Contracts are contracts.

        • It’s all part of the plan

          es verdad

        • willbest

          Usually endorsement contracts come with outs in the event of bad behavior. I suspect Dannon’s lawyers came to the conclusion that while not good for their brand, he didn’t cross the threshold of misbehaving.

          Some attorney should be getting yelled at, because I imagine yogurt is a product that skews female so these sorts of careless comments should have been considered.

          • SC Dave

            What’s the old maxim? Bad mention is better than no mention?

          • willbest

            Well they did get the PR from firing him.

      • King of DBB

        Wow, best of both worlds. Get paid to NOT represent a product.

        A world of fucking opportunities.

        • It’s all part of the plan

          he was probably like, maaaaaaan, greek yogurt is gross any damn way.

          • King of DBB

            Greek Yogurt sounds like slang for something disgusting.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            haha, I would have gone with Phillipe MyCrevasse

          • Phillip MyCrevice

            photoshop a little red beret on his head…

          • It’s all part of the plan

            I would but I’m a people person (read: no actual technical skills)

          • Phillip MyCrevice

            counting the green is a technical skill, holmes

          • It’s all part of the plan

            but when the apocalypse hits i’ll be the first one killed off the show.

          • Phillip MyCrevice

            Survivor – South Side Edition

            Starring – Mary Jo Buttafuoco, “The Waffle”, Todd Bridges from Different Strokes, Joe Mantaglia, and the Broadway cast of Lion King.

            Cut to some Buckwheat lookin motherfucker with a gold plated AK:

            “yo god dammit, when the shit comes and it’s Helter Skelter, I’m goin straight to that motherfucker Waffle’s house. you can bank that shit.”

          • * slowly puts down yogurt

        • CanadaBear

          I would happily not represent almost anything!

    • I bet 90% of players listen to rap, prolly stuff along these lines,

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC6xiSGaSHM

      Then suburban reporters from Brown or something wonder why they’re misogynist…

      • It’s all part of the plan

        I know 7 ex big school college football players. 6 out of 7 either witnessed or participated in a gangbang in college. It’s a culture and idiot girls think they’re being the master of their domain by making the choice to slut it out. Sad.
        It would be hard not to become a complete tool if you were basically a physical god that young and were presented with opportunities to misbehave at every turn.

        • Agree. When you grow up in that type of environment, worshiped like a god, with women throwing themselves at your feet, shouldn’t surprise anyone when the person begins to exhibit narcissist behavior

          (narcissists view EVERYONE as pawns, including women)

          Cam doesn’t do that Superman shit for no reason.

          And I find it hilarious when women use “sex to empower” themselves.

          Like women directing porns.

          Like men care.

          It’s like “yes, be empowered. Now bend over and get DPed while mandigo skull fucks you at the other end”

          “empowered”

          • It’s all part of the plan

            a Wisconsin lineman I know helped empower a freshman with the rest of the O line.

            Also, with the instant availability of porn combined with that culture you’ve got situations where someone could be hooking up and then the guy’s friends just come in the room and try to join in. That’s the new thing. Shit spirals out of control.

      • willbest

        The thing that fascinates me about black culture is that it is both misogynistic and matriarchal. One would think that such a combination wouldn’t be possible.

        • SC Dave

          Perhaps a weird manifestation of the factors that led to an ascendance of patriarchal religions – a cultural adaptation to keep females from retaining all power.

        • CanadaBear

          It’s not really all that different from the whore/madonna complex.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            there is a complex of women that are whores like Madonna? Location please.

          • CanadaBear

            I would rather not have sex than be around Madonna. She would wear you out with her shit in about 30 seconds.

          • King of DBB

            She would open the festivities by pulling a 13″ ultra thick jet black dildo out of her playbag and promptly making it disappear in her mouth.

            Then she would pull it out and say “ok getting warmed up now” – and then at that point you would just bolt from the room in fear.

          • CanadaBear

            As soon as it came out of the bag I’m heading for the door.

          • Irish Sweetness

            You do that, C-Bear, I’ll use it to beat the back of her head in ….

            No biggie.

          • Ray Rice

            -” I love you mom!”
            – Cold cocks wife

          • CanadaBear

            GF at the time.

          • willbest

            She still married him though. And then she was mad at the NFL for making a big deal out of it.

          • CanadaBear

            Oh, I know.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Behaving badly because of too much booze transcends race.

          • Agree.
            I mean, it seems like half the girl country songs are about abuse

            madonna/whore complex is universal.

          • CanadaBear

            Back in the day a lot of the big names in C&W drank furiously and fought furiously.

        • Sahr Gborie

          Don’t confuse the music and the culture. Not every black person or every aspect of black culture is represented by hiphop/rap music.

          Try listening to Anthony Hamilton, Lupe Fiasco, Kem, The Roots, Common or Mos Def

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Well this gets me a little more excited to watch Mondays game. I hope he lives up to his nickname “The Pretty Boy Assassin”

    http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/chicago-bears/view-moon-defense-says-bears-getting-pretty-boy-assassin-qb-mitch-trubisky

    • “The obvious question is, when he gets flushed or breaks the pocket, is
      he still looking downfield a’la Aaron Rodgers? Or is he Michael Vick and
      mentally a runner at that point”

      From what I’ve seen so far, it’s the former. That’s one of the reasons I wanted him over Watson (Watson became a runner instantly).

      I hope that nickname doesn’t stick though!

      • CanadaBear

        I liked his response about getting the ball to the playmakers but if he has to he can run. When I’ve seen him moving around back there he was looking downfield and hitting guys in stride while he was on the run. That bodes well for the future. I hope Watson has a long, successful career. He actually might if he learns to slide early and often.

        • The 3 main reasons I shied away from Watson over Trub
          (and this was before he was even on our radar, so no bias here)

          1. Only read half the field
          2. Slight frame
          3. Instantly became a runner taking brutal hits

          I also don’t think his arm and accuracy match Trub’s.

          That being said, he did have other assets that I didn’t know if Mitch has.

          1. Clutch. Watson proved again and again that no moment is to big for him. A gamer
          2. Leadership/It. Self explanatory
          3. Seemed like a fast processor. This is always difficult to analyze, but that was my impression (even if it was a simplified system).

          • CanadaBear

            I wanted Watson for the “it” factor but I really knew nothing about either QB. Everything I saw from MT in preseason was VERY encouraging.

          • SC Dave

            Watson’s biggest plus for sure is your #1

          • Irish Sweetness

            I never got ‘only reads half the field’ … you can only read half the field at a time anyway, right?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            his progressions are too slow to read the whole field. Hoyer did the same thing last year. look at the first 1-2 options on the one side then check down. WRs on the other side could be wide open.

        • Sahr Gborie

          I see shandes of RG3 when you look at Watson. I hope he has a better career

          • willbest

            He has a coach that doesn’t actively hate him though. So thats a positive.

          • Sahr Gborie

            His coach did not hate him. He just never wanted to draft him because he did not fit the system he ran and most importantly he did not think any player was worth giving up all this draft picks for.

            Plus Mike&Kyle went to Baylor and talked to RG3’s coach so they could make a playbook that fit what he did best.

            How is that hate? Sounds like someone who wants to win at all cost.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Throwing him out there when he was clearly injured COULD be construed as “Hate”

            Of course there is plenty of evidence that RG3 was also a douche.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Be nice if we had some playmakers at receiver that Tru could get the ball to.

  • It’s all part of the plan
    • willbest

      He sucks, so that is right in Pace’s wheelhouse.

      • CanadaBear

        But is he a bargain?

    • King of DBB

      That’s some Koo-key shit.

    • Koo-ties!

      • It’s all part of the plan

        he will always be part of the greatest fantasy football debacle in recent memory.

  • Sactowns#1

    Wait… so are we now just deleting comments willy nilly. Can someone post the rules of what comments will and wont be deleted?

    • CanadaBear

      I’ve had one or two disappear but I just assumed it was some glitch. The ones that disappeared weren’t anything controversial or more annoying than usual.

      • AlbertInTucson

        And you CAN delete your own posts.

    • King of DBB

      Check a different browser.

      Really long disqus threads like on gameday stop rendering correctly on my phone. Even if I stop chrome and reload on Apple IOS it’s just fucked and I give up.

      • CanadaBear

        Love the Change!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • willbest

      Sounds like it was just eaten. I have had that happen sometimes. Then I got to post it again and it tells me I just posted it. So I change the wording and post it again.

  • Phillip MyCrevice

    I don’t know how one puts Wink Martindale above Chuck Barris.

    That’s like saying Ryan Fitzpatrick has a better NFL career than Jim McMahon. Because he’s been to more teams and played just as long.

    • CanadaBear

      Just the name … That super cheesy smile and, and, and that’s all I got.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Before he (Wink) was a successful game show host and producer, he was a disc jockey on KFWB radio in Los Angeles, California, in the 1950s.
        Ranks third behind Bill Cullen and Tom Kennedy in the number of game shows hosted at 15, but in front of Geoff Edwards, Bob Eubanks and Alex Trebek, breaking that record.-IMDB

        • CanadaBear

          My sisters and I always made fun of him when we were kids. So cheesy.

    • Wink Martindale

      Door to door vaccum salesman. Took his martini straight at noon every day.
      Banged moms on pills when husband was at work.

      Motto on company card: when you’re ‘rug’ is dirty and stink, call ole Wink.

      Oh, good ole Wink Martindale

  • AlbertInTucson

    So, the reporter Cam belittled has a skeleton fall out of HER closet.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/05/jourdan-rodrigue-apologizes-for-offensive-tweets/

    • SC Dave

      So I didnt see the thing… Cam used ‘funny’ as in amusing, or as in unusual?

      • Sahr Gborie

        “Unusual” is exactly right Dave. It was a bad choice of words.

        The exact quote was “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes”

        Maybe he is not used to female beat writers asking him about routes. Whatever the case just switch unusual with funny and it all falls by the wayside.

    • BerwynBomber

      So “Black Sports Online” dug through four or five years of her tweets to smear her character?

      Good lord ….

      • SC Dave

        The whole thing is just more umbragist stupidity.

    • willbest

      So I finally went looking for a photo of this broad because her name was confusing the hell out of me. And it didn’t solve anything. Jourdan is a hebrew spelling, Rodrigue is Portuguese or Spanish, she looks northern European.

      I do enjoy these left on left skirmishes, though.

      • BerwynBomber

        Ah, the smell of right wing smugness …

        • willbest

          You literally just commented on it. She exposed a black guy’s biases, they dug through her history to take her down.

          That is the type of thing that happens when you support a system designed to hyper regulate speech in the interest of not offending anybody ever as a legitimate goal.

          • BerwynBomber

            I never presume to know everything that offends a minority or a woman. But I try to make an effort to be respectful even if I don’t always succeed.

            In terms of the Newton thing, I have no problem him being called out for it. Like nearly every story it will come with loads of overreaction, but that ain’t changing no matter where you sit politically.

            In terms of the tweet excavation of the female reporter. I don’t understand what she did to deserve that? What’s the motive? Far as I could tell she was merely doing her job and asked him a football question. I don’t think she was trolling for controversy.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Newton is a complete, well-established Douche Bag.

            He doesn’t treat the male reporters with any MORE respect.

            The smart thing for HER to do was to not react at all.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Her, relatively ancient, tweet doesn’t justify he response, does it?

            And I’ll bet Dollars to donuts she had a couple of drinks in her when she tweeted that.

          • SC Dave

            Up vote for the last paragraph.

          • willbest

            She isn’t part of his tribe.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Because The Left Wing isn’t at all smug.

          • BerwynBomber

            I wasn’t being smug. Will was the one that brought the left/right thing into it. Or was that your intention as well?

          • AlbertInTucson

            Did not me to imply YOU were smug.

            Did think you implied smugness only came from the right.

            I think it smells the same wether it comes from the right OR the left and the stink is the same.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Did you say “broad”?

        The Thought Police will be showing up soon with a summons.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Rodrigue without the -z is neither Portugese nor Spanish, that sounds like a totally made up name.

        • willbest

          That isn’t true. The spelling for surnames often changes when moves occur. Rodrigue, Rodrigo, Rodriguez, Rodrigues all the same.

          Similar to Smithe and Smith. These changes usually occur when a family tries to make their name easier for the locals to pronounce when they immigrate.

    • I think the elephant in the room is ‘slang’

      I know a lot of non-af-am who use the “N” word but with an “a”.

      The thing is, if they write it on FB (some do, to my astonishment) and someone just comes across it, it might come off as racist when they were just fucking around.

      I remember once when i was going to a yardsale with another friend (white) and he casually commented, “I saw this bass I like. I hope they don’t try to jew me down”

      That was literally the first time I ever heard that. I know for a fact he’s not an anti-semite, but sometimes these slang terms just come out when ppl are joking.

      Nearly everyone I know at what time or other has uttered t, “don’t be a bitch” or even “what up, homo?

      Does this make the person inherently racist/ethnicist/misogynist?

      Dunno. I don’t have a PhD in those fields. It depends on context.

      I remember I had a VERY awkward moment one time.

      One time my friends were drinking and invited me over. So, I got some booze then opened their door with some bottles and yelled, “suprise, N**ga!”

      (This was cuz we LOVED NWAs “100 miles and running” and it’s the very last words in that song. We would always say that screwing around)>

      HOWEVER, to my shock, there on the couch was an af-am smoking weed. They all turned at me, and I was like “oh shit”.

      Naturally, if I had KNOWN, I would’nt have yelled that entering the door. I didn’t say anything at first, but later I talked to the dude and said, “I was just fucking around with my homies. I didn’t mean anything by it.”

      He just nodded and said “that’s cool. I like that song too”.

      And we fist bumped and that was that. Still, I felt bad.

      So ‘slang’ can be a tricky subject cuz most friends have their own clan lingo which may seem offensive to outsiders but really is more playful than sinister.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        racist.

        • Can I be racist AND listen to NWA? Hmmmm

          Was weird though. Luckily, everyone was high and drunk though.

          So, moral of the story…

          Chilll winston…

          • Irish Sweetness

            The answer is yes, of course.

            And the racism thing is out of hand. There is nothing more racist than saying black people can’t be racist. We need a new word, ‘racist’ doesn’t work anymore. There is only one race. The human race. We need a new word. You almost can’t generalize about a group of people without incurring the racist card. I’ve actually stopped caring. Tell me when I’ve broken the law.

      • It’s all part of the plan

        Haha

    • Irish Sweetness

      Ah, the Twitterverse is for-EVVA …..

  • This just in. Trub not a harry potter wand!

    Birdcage rubs wands on the side then licks lips…

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/05/dowell-loggains-mitchell-trubisky-is-not-a-magic-wand-but-hes-ready-to-start/#comment-5847355

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    Tru is the opposite of Glennon.

    He’s Calm Like a Bomb like the Rage song.

  • Sahr Gborie

    Kyle Long says biggest adjustment for #Bears OL w/Trubisky is “the cadence” and “we need to be prepared to block longer than we’re used to.”

    • just like GB with Rodgers, because he extends plays in ways Glennon can’t.

      The pocket will move here though, whereas Glennon was a stationary target.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Expect more holding calls because they’re not protecting Erin…?

      • SC Dave

        Not sure I understand why it would be longer than, say, Cutler.

        Jay could extend plays, and in fact held the ball longer than he should have with some regularity.

        • BerwynBomber

          But oddly enough Jay’s pocket navigation was only average. Helluva an athlete but he did not have quick feet nor good instincts.

          I see something different in Trubisky.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Cadence has nothing to do with blocking, the play has started at that point … WTF?

      Is he saying they wouldn’t block for Glennon? That’s the only control they have ….

  • SC Dave

    Altuve… 3 HRs.

    Holy. Shit.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      steroids.

      • SC Dave

        You seen that little fucker? No way.

        He is why Tarik Cohen is Big Daddy, I swear it.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Or “juiced” baseballs.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Not a lot of Pitching on display so far in these playoffs.

      Chris Sale, hammered.

      Think White Sox management is snickering?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Apparently, runs were (wait for it)….”On Sale” today in Houston.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    But you know where the worst place on earth to watch a sporting event is? The press box. Especially football.”

    If there was ever a sport intended for television, it is football.

    They said that then NFL Commissioner, Bert Bell, shed tears of joy after the 1958 Championship Game, which was televised, because he knew the League was “made”.

    • leftcoastdave

      Even better, TIVO or its equivalent. If watching in real time, you can slo mo at the snap and watch the play develop. If you do not want to have to deal with commercials, wait until an hour into the game to start watching.

      I love it. Watch all the replays you want and only the ones you want to watch.

  • Phillip MyCrevice

    George Foreman just challenged Steven Seagal to a 10 round fight.

    “I will use boxing you can use whatever”

    Fuck Mayweather that’s some shit you can get with on PPV

    • SC Dave

      I love it. If people will still pay to Mick Jaggar since, that shit should clean up

    • lol. I would ssoooooo pay for that.

      Does he have a GoFundMe page for that?

      Is Steven Seagal the Douche of a Lifetime?

      He’s up there.

    • willbest

      Foreman is 6’4″ and 68 years old
      Segal is 6’4″ and 65 years old

      I think it would be a pretty solid fight. Oh and I would pony up $100 for it

      • Irish Sweetness

        It would be over the first time George connected with the Deluded One.

    • Irish Sweetness

      My fuckin hero. Big Fuzzy.

      George would have beaten Tyson at 46.

  • SC Dave

    Thinking I *so* don’t care about baseball.

    Unless it is watching the Yankees lose.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Brady doing his Glennon impersonation.

  • SC Dave

    Nice toss, Tom. Sucks when the DB doesn’t drop it for you , eh?

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      He did not read that memo from Goodell.

  • It’s enraging watching a bunch of nobodies on other teams continually making INTs while our guys keep thumbs up ass.

  • Gilmore supposedly having a rough season.

    That’s the guy Pace targeted but Gilmore wanted to play for a winner.

  • SC Dave

    Turrible throw there… get ready to see Trub –> Shaheen 90%+ on that shit

  • SC Dave

    Nice throw, Tom

  • I think the Chiefs provided the blueprint to beat Brady.

    Rush only 4 or even 3. Clog up the middle.

    Make him hit WRs outside the numbers over the top.

    Without Gronk or Edlemen, he’s mortal.

    • SC Dave

      Of course he’s mortal. The Giants showed that.

  • Ever heard of a run game, Bucs?

  • Winston lacks situational awareness and touch.

    He’s basically a sandlot QB trying to hit deep all the time.

    If the OC was smart, he’d feed musclehamster

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Always loved the leap over play at goal line.

  • EnderWiggin

    That was a bad block? Helmet looked on the front numbers to me.

  • BerwynBomber

    Brady outside the pocket. Awkward/ugly. That is the one that gives me pause about the whole GOAT thing. Well, that and the Belichick factor.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He IS now 40, after all.

      • BerwynBomber

        He could be 24. Brady hasn’t lost a step.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Brian Urlacher would disagree.

    • BearDown100393

      Send Giraffe to Belichick for a pick. Cut Brady.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Unlike the greatest rollout-passer of his day. The Greatest, Quarterback. Of. All. Time.

      Born James Robert McMahon in NJ …..

  • AlbertInTucson

    LOL., NE.

    • EnderWiggin

      Wow.

      • AlbertInTucson

        NE: “Here, we INSIST you have a chance to tie this game.”

        Tampa: “Oh, thanks, but, no, thank you.”

  • Phillip MyCrevice

    I’m shocked they didn’t rough the kicker there

    • EnderWiggin

      That dude Folkin’ sucks.

  • AlbertInTucson

    That’s all, FOLKs!

  • Phillip MyCrevice

    I’m not sure I’ve seen a Bellicheat coached team this undisciplined.

    • BearDown100393

      Fire him now.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        yep lost total control.

        • AlbertInTucson

          After Aguayo, he still looks viable.

  • BerwynBomber

    Should’ve been Brady’s second INT of the night. If you’re gonna beat the Pats, ya gotta come up with those.

  • AlbertInTucson

    MORE NE stupidity.

    Belicheat must be on the verge of apoplexy.

  • BearDown100393

    Why are the Bucs dressed up as used feminine hygiene products?

  • BerwynBomber

    Pats have some type of unreal record after a loss. Along the lines of Reid’s record after a bye.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Well, there WERE often facing another AFC East team so, that makes sense.

  • BearDown100393

    “the only guy I’m bigger on the field is Conte…..”

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    is it just me or does that look like Jared Allen getting slapped on the ass by Colonel Sanders?

    • BearDown100393

      Followed by a statement of fingerin’ lickin’ good.

  • Pats just trying to give it away, and Bucs O just giving it right back.

    RUN. MuscleHamster

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    cut him!

    • AlbertInTucson

      And he is the ONLY kick expert extant.

      How’d he land THAT gig?

      • CanadaBear

        He lives in Tampa!

  • BearDown100393

    Jay Feely, Kick Expert Commentary

    Wow.

  • It’s all part of the plan

    Bucs uni’s look like a low budget football movie that couldn’t get the NFL to agree to sponsorship or brand usage.

    Dean Cain as Dom Grady
    Michael Jai White as Jamie Stinson
    Eric Roberts as The Coach

  • BearDown100393

    Romo is the next Meridith/Madden in the booth.

    • Think so.

      Already by far the most insightful.

      • madscout12

        He’s gonna clock it with about 3 seconds left…

        Clocks it…
        Looks at clock…3 secs left…

        Well done, Romo.

        • He’s already my fav. Love when he calls out which coverage the D is in, what types of routes can beat it.

          Was saying Bill was in that 2 deep so they can go sideline 15 yds, or about 30 yds over the middle but would have to hurry up and spike.

          Sure enough. 15 yd out.
          25 yd post.
          Run up spike.

          Even calls how many secs.

      • BearDown100393

        And he is getting better.

  • It’s all part of the plan

    Oh my

    Call Koo!!!!!!!

  • BearDown100393

    MRSA must still be in the kickers’ locker.

  • madscout12

    Rare that I’m actually happy we have Barf.

  • It’s all part of the plan

    Watching a guy get fired on live tv

  • madscout12

    Is this the game where we see the magic leave NE?

    • BearDown100393

      You mean they get caught cheating and lose?

  • AlbertInTucson

    Passing on that down because even if incomplete, the clock would havstopped anyway for the 2 minute warning.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Duh.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Wow.

    Welcome home, Brandon Saad.

    A hat trick in a 10-1 rout of the defending Champs in the Blackhawks season opener.

    • Bender McLugh

      could be they are better without Artemi?? Crazy thoughts

  • Irish Sweetness

    Holidays today there’s a Christmassy feel to things. Three weeks off from work! Going to see BR2 with the missus this weekend. Anyone seen it yet?

    2 Hrs 44 Min running time. Villeneuve said Bowie was his first choice for Leto’s part! How does Leto then become second choice? Way too young. I believe the girl is excellent in it.

  • Irish Sweetness

    New thread.

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