A Poem For the Chicago Bears Fan

| June 22nd, 2015

They named the prize Lombardi.

A seemingly unreachable reminder of treasure not discovered and glory achieved so often in a nearby kingdom.

Oh, to win it all.

To see Soldier Field’s anguished sod coated with confetti not earned on a different highway in another part of town.

To hear echoes of Hallelujah dance off frozen slabs of concrete.

To see the memory of former fame politely shuffled further back in the stacks.

I remember being trapped in a New York City elevator, caught between the first and second floors because I was too lazy to take the stairs.

Six hours before the Super Bowl.

I’ll never get out of here.

I’m going to miss it.



Oh, to feel that way again.

The complete misery of everything on the line.


  • Joecashflow

    Only thing worse than being late to the super bowl is your team not playing. Bear down Bears! We have no idea what’s in store this season. No where to go, but up. Kinda exciting!

  • JP

    Don’t know why this is the case, but I feel like we’re a minimum 2 seasons away from real playoff contention.

    • Joecashflow

      Maybe because we have only a guard pro bowler, completely overhauled coaches, admin, D scheme and we get off the bus running again?

      • JP

        Ahh theeeere it is. lol. And judging by Pace’s draft tendencies, we’ll probably need two draft classes to fill the defense with young legs.

        • Doc Hamstring

          Yeah, the defense is going to be filled with stop-gaps for another year or two before the rebuild is complete.

        • Joecashflow

          I think it’s a good thing Pace did not swing for the fences in the draft to try to fill needs vs BPA. We all expect rebuilding. But we also will demand being competitive once again. I think this coaching staff brings that in spades.

  • Bears-4-Ever

    Even though I continue to state that this is a “building” season, I will still hope for the very best this season. Bear Down!

    • Sactowns#1

      In this day and age there is no time for a “building season”. Besides that, the way the NFL is structured there is more parity than in any other sport. The Bears could easily make a run this season, especially if GB has one or two key injuries on D.

      • TheBigCheesy

        Green Bay has one or two key injuries on D every year, and yet…

        More importantly though, it’s not like the Packers are the only team the Bears have to worry about; they are currently the worst team in the North.

        • Sactowns#1

          There’s no way I would say the Bears are worse than Mini- It seems a lot of folks are saying their RB is going to carry the entire team. A RB in his 30’s who was out of the league last season. Doubtful. And looking at the Lions roster the Bears look better on paper on both sides of the ball.
          I think game one is gonna be huge. Might be the most important game of the season. I refuse to be anywhere within 50 feet of a Packers fan for that game lest I get arrested for crimes of passion.

          • MIN has much more proven talent on D, but probably less on O. They’re basically Chicago only a year ahead in terms of the new GM/HC combo laying out their plan.

          • Is Bridgewater already tied or even ahead of Culter?

          • I’d put them roughly tied, with a slight edge to Cutler based on you know what you’re getting with him more.

            Bridgewater’s performance as a rookie historically puts his career floor as somebody in Cutler’s tier (aka a competent QB to have starting for you for a decade plus, even if he’s never more than just solid).

            But that’s the advantage of Bridgewater now… Vikes have a huge window for the next 3 years where they have a competent QB for dirt cheap due to the rookie scale. That saves them $10-15M a year compared to a team like Chicago (or Detroit, Baltimore, CAR, KC, ARI, SF, CIN, etc.)

          • Bridewater seems like a Dalton-ish QB, and it remains to be seen if a team can win a playoff game, much less SB, with meh-qbs (even when coupled with stud Ds).

            The D on those types of teams don’t just have to be good, but elite and dominant (and healthy – no Harris/Brown type of injuries).

          • willbest

            In fairness to Bridgewater, it was his rookie season. You can forgive some hesitation, some big moment chokes, and some poor decisions. Small sample size, but between his first 6 stars and his last 6 starts his completion precentage jumped 8 (61 up to 69) his Y/A jumped 1.8 (6.5 up to 8.3) and he got his TD/INT ratio righted (0.67 up to 1.67).

          • BerwynBomber

            Oddly enough, he still played like crap against us at the end of the season. You know, with our historically bad D and all.

          • willbest

            I think you have an amazingly high floor on Bridgewater. I think its likely that is what you get with him, but I don’t think its a given. Matt Cassel looked good for 1 year.

          • that’s based on 1st round QBs who have performed at or above league average (based on passer rating) as rookies in the past 20 years. With the only exception being RG3, who ran a gimmick offense that obviously wouldn’t last, every single one of them turned out as good as Cutler or better.
            Carson Palmer
            Matt Ryan
            Cam Newton
            Small sample size for sure, but that’s a pretty damn good group to be a part of.

          • Irish Sweetness

            It’s a group he’s probably at the bottom of though, with the possible exception of RGIII/Cam. Rapetheburger is elite. Matty’s shy of that. Carson was solid. Bridgewater could be good.

            Leopards and their spots. We can only hope that a well-coached defense with new faces bolsters the offensive production.

          • TheBigCheesy

            Peterson might not carry the team but he’s obviously an upgrade. Minnesota was better than Chicago last year even without the former MVP. Minnesota has a lot of good (or at least promising) young players who could take the next step this year (Bridgewater, Rhodes, Harrison Smith, Floyd, Patterson).

            I like Minnesota’s chances better than I like Chicago’s, and the bookies do too (albeit slightly).

            The Lions are obviously superior to the Bears, ESPECIALLY on paper. I don’t really know what you’re looking at there.

          • Lions will regress, esp without Suh. Suh was as much an impact player as Megatron (or more). Can’t just take away that type of talent on not instantly become worse (unless Fairely suddenly transmutes).

            That would be like the Pack losing Matthews.

            Minny will be minny. AP is def a huge upgrade, and he indeed CAN carry a team to a point, but I’m still somewhat doubtful of their entire new regime – coaches, gm, bridgewater. Maybe it’s their decades of losing and choking and finding ways to suck more than their roster should suck.

            This will be a big year for Minny. The Bengals transformed themselves from bottom dwellers to playoff contenders, so it can be done, but somehow i just don’t see it with Minny this year.

          • Johnnywad

            Isn’t Fairley gone as well? And didn’t he take his bowl and rolling papers too?

          • Sactowns#1

            QB- Tie
            RB- Bears
            TE- Bears
            OL- Tie
            WR’s- Bears
            DL- Lions
            CB- Bears
            S- Tie? Bears?
            Special Teams- Bears

          • BerwynBomber

            I think RB and WR are closer than you think. Bell and Riddick are a pretty good tandem at RB. Same with Megatron and Tate at WR.

            In terms of LB they have Levy and we don’t; in terms of S they have Quin and we don’t.

          • Sactowns#1

            Forte is clearly the better back. Now that he has a legit backup I don’t see him getting worse.

          • Lions have better LB, CB, and S for sure right now. I’ll be thrilled if Kyle Fuller in 2015 is as good as Darius Slay was last year. They have 2 really good LBs in Levy and Tulloch, and their S combo was one of the best in the NFL last year.

            And it’s tough to give Chicago the ST edge over anybody after the disaster of 2014, though the Lions’ wasn’t exactly great either, so I’d call that a draw.

            And I’d also give DET the edge in WR. Their best is better than Chicago’s best (Megatron>Jeffery), and their 2nd best is better than Chicago’s 2nd best (Tate>Royal). Unless White is spectacular as a rookie, that’s clearly advantage DET.

            I’d also say TE is a tie. DET doesn’t have anybody as good as Bennett, but great depth there.

            Bottom line is DET has better strengths and fewer weaknesses, though I think they might take a step back this year.

          • BerwynBomber

            I would debate CB. Ours are better. DET’s didn’t have our safeties “helping” them out.

            I agree with Butch: they’ll miss Suh. He was like their Urlacher, Matthews, etc. That is a huge hole to fill. He was a force that galvanized their D.

            Keys will be Stafford and Caldwell. Stafford showed a clutch gene last year. If that continues, it will outweigh (to a degree) his Cutty-like mistakes.

            The franchise benefitted from the steady, adult presence of Caldwell last year after a few years of Gym Shorts immaturity. But the book is still out on whether Caldwell is anything more than average HC, if that.

            Regardless, NFCN could be the most interesting division in the NFL this year.

          • If Kyle Fuller has the breakout year people think he will, then I would agree Chicago’s CBs are better. I also think they’ll miss Suh, we’ll see how much that hurts their D overall.

            As to the division, GB is the obvious class of it. As long as Rodgers is healthy, that will be the case, but they might just have the best supporting cast in the division too. Their O personnel around the QB is the best in the NFL, IMO.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, but as is the case for a few years now, GB’s Achilles’ heel is their D. To their credit it was improved last year and a bit of epic bad luck kept them from going to the SB. But their run D was atrocious at the beginning of the year, their pass rush was even less than ours (remember we actually generated more pressure on Rodgers than they did on Cutty in that first GB disaster) and they lost three CBs in the off-season. Plus, who knows if Pep will give them what he gave them last year.

            In terms of Rodgers, of course. When he is on I have never seen anyone play QB that well. But then again, how many rings does Peyton Manning have? Bottom line, you need more than a great QB and a high-powered offense.

            Don’t know if I agree about Rodgers’ supporting cast. I generally think the truly great QBs elevate those around them. Rodgers serves as a player development program on their O. Nelson and Cobb are damn good. But it is somewhat like playing with a great hoops player. Rodgers puts a lot of money in their bank accounts.

          • They have the best OL in the division (one of the best in the NFL when fully healthy), the best WRs in the division (and possibly the NFL, depending on how well Adams progresses this year), the best QB in the NFL, and a really good 1-2 punch at RB.

          • BerwynBomber

            Again, you’re going on how these guys look with Rodgers. I’m not sure Nelson and Cobb are better than Megatron and Tate. Or the last few years, Marshall and Jeffrey. And those are just guys in the division.

            What I will say is they have played together long enough that their chemistry is superb. But all things being equal (give all three tandems Stafford or Cutty as their trigger man) and I’m unconvinced we would unanimously think Nelson and Cobb are the best. Rodgers skewers everything.

          • fair, but their WRs are definitely in the convo. They are loaded everywhere on offense, though an injury to either starting OT opens up a big hole.

          • Irish Sweetness

            No Optimus Prime to contain the Megatron either ….

          • Irish Sweetness

            I don’t know how anyone is writing off Chicago’s defense without seeing that D-line in action. Terry Williams and Goldman could stir things up. Allen will be good on the carpet, as always. We’ll see.

          • Joecashflow

            Appreciate your being a loyal fan, but with so many changes, have to agree with Cheesy. Besides, what better place to start in every media’s mind, than worst. We haven’t shown or proven anything lately, except how to lose every crucial game. Let’s start by being competitive against the Pack in wk1. That would mean not giving Rogers time to complete 30+ yd passes, and stuffing the run. No way I would put us ahead of Minny. Never never discount AP. He will be a force and make Bridgewater look better.

        • GB has Aaron Rodgers. A great QB like that covers a litany of sins, at least in the regular season.
          Last year was the first team GB’s had since 2010 that was good enough around Rodgers to contend for a SB though. They should be again in 2015, depending on how well they can plug holes at ILB and CB and if their OL can stay healthy, especially at OT. Either of their starting OTs gets hurt and their OL goes from great to pretty bad in a hurry.

          • willbest

            They weren’t even good enough the year they won it. They had something like 17 people on IR by the end. Rodgers willed that season into existence.

          • they also had a tremendous defense and OL that year, plus a really good WR core. They were strong pretty much everywhere but RB, but Starks was good enough for a playoff run.
            I hate that “17 people on IR” stat GB blowhards always quote. Only 2-3 of those guys were projected starters, and even then they were marginal starters at best. Yes, GB had good depth that year, but the vast majority of their important players on both sides of the ball were healthy for that playoff run, which is why they blew everybody they played down the stretch but CHI out of the water.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Everybody plays, Woodsy. That’s a third of your team down, and they still performed. When it happened to us, we had a worst ever defense.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Doesn’t virtually EVERY team wind up with “17 guys on IR” these days…?

        • Bears will split GB, MInny games, and sweep the Kitties.

          Book it.

        • Johnnywad

          and yet…… they’ve squandered a good portion of Aaron Rodgers’ prime, choking in the playoffs instead of winning titles.

          There. I finished your thought for you Cheesy.

    • Joecashflow

      Haha. Agree. Bear down!

  • The GP

    Enjoy the Stanley Cup. This decade belongs to the Hawkcse.

    • Doc Hamstring

      Wouldn’t it be great… the 1990s were the decade of the Bulls
      The 2000s were the decade of the Sox (hey, they won a World Series…)
      The 2010s can be the decade of the Blackhawks
      Then the 2020s can be the decade of the Bears. That means we only have to wait 5 more years…

      And the Cubs? They can go fuck themselves.

      • It’s setting up for the Cubs to own the next decade for Chicago, IMO. Looking at the quality and depth of talent already on the roster plus coming in the pipelines, I would be pretty surprised if they DON’T win a World Series in the next decade.
        There, I said it. Of course, this is the Cubs, so they’ll probably all die in a plane crash right before the clinching game, or some shit like that.

        • BearDown100393

          Ricketts scheduled an exhibition series against a team from Santiago, Chile. Just quick plane trip over the Andes. No big deal. Bringing all the kids off the farm as well. Trip of a lifetime.

      • The GP

        This Porsche driver is a metaphor for Bears management:

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog

    Can’t remember last time I had morning after malaise from sporting event like today. Turns out I’ve become a HUGE Dustin Johnson fan.”

    So, Fox Sports has Greg Norman, the KING of fadeouts in golf’s majors, as an analyst but doesn’t get for a comment from him on Dustin Johnson’s finish?

  • Love this poem, Jeff. I remember not sleeping for a couple weeks straight in 2006, and having trouble focusing on anything at all leading up the NFCCG in 2011. Can’t wait for the Bears to be at that level again.

    • The GP

      This video is a metaphor for Phil Emery drafting Shae in the first round

      • Irish Sweetness

        Dude, that was Jerry Angelo’s Rand-O-Matic draft picker. Insert coke and spin the wheel.

    • AlbertInTucson

      That one would take a LOT of highway signs to get to Burma-Shave.

  • DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog

    As @richarddeitsch says, ESPN should view Bob Ley & @OTLonESPN as their prized possession, not something they begrudgingly air middays.
    The problem with ESPN is that they are ratings whores. OTL is the best journalism they do-by a MILE-but they get better ratings having blowhards yell back and forth at each other like on Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, First Take, and a million other POS shows, so those get the prime time slots.
    You get ratings by appealing to the masses, and the more you dumb it down, the more people can comprehend and follow it. Sad but true.

    • BearDown100393

      Can you honestly name a network that isn’t?

      • Sadly no. Even places like History Channel and Discovery Channel have realized this and adapted. A few like PBS still remain.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          PBS is darn near all I watch anymore…BBC America and AMC being two exceptions because they turn out excellent dramas.

      • Scharfinator

        Maybe the science channel?

        But if you really want to learn, go to the internet, not TV. TED talks can be quite enlightening.

    • BerwynBomber

      I would defend PTI for what it is. Of course it is generally shits and giggles but Kornheiser and Wilbon have a good chemistry and they cycle through topics at lightning speed compared to the other blowhard shows. Plus, it still comes off as semi-original by comparison.

      • AlbertInTucson

        And Wilbon is a Bears Fan.

      • BearDown100393

        Is that show still on the air? Wow.

      • Yeah, they cover A LOT of ground in very little time, and though they may disagree, it’s always fun and somewhat insightful

        (unlike First take. Stephen A mostly is an ass, but hey, sometimes a broken clock… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpTLT0LHQRo )

        • BerwynBomber

          Kornheiser and Wilbon actually exude a little wit and charm. They know they are working in the toy department of journalism and though they will treat some stories seriously they don’t take themselves very serious.

          Whereas Screamin’ A and Bayless are pompous/self-righteous blowhards. They seem like guys one would want to avoid at the local pub/bar.

    • The GP

      “The real problem is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall.” – E.O. Wilson, Biologist.

      Kind of sums up ESPN.

      • SC Dave

        Interesting quote!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Damn. Scott Van Pelt, a sports radio host I really enjoyed, will no longer be doing SVP & Rusillo.

  • EnderWiggin

    I know I have mentioned this in the past, but I feel I need to pass it to ya’ll since it may effect your area. I have a very small bucket-list. Seeing the aurora borealiss is near the top of that list.
    Apparently an electro magnetic storm hit the earth Monday. This storm could make northern lights visible as far south as Raleigh for the next several days.
    Keep your eyes open folks.

  • Trac

    Jeff, there’s no crying in football! He he

  • NewBearInTown
  • BearDown100393

    Getting the feeling that Cutler fans are not necessarily Bears fans.

  • The GP

    Portis had a big mouth, esp when he was dealt to the Skins for Champ Bailey.

    Seems like he’s just another broke idiot now.


    • Trac

      Portis the thief!

    • SC Dave

      Amazing how many people screw up so badly with money.

      • Trac

        There are 2 kinds of people. Those that make money and those that money makes.

    • willbest

      So near as I can tell he made somewhere around 40-44 million. Taxes, agency fees, union dues probably take about 50-55% of that. So 18-22 million was his net.

      Gotta love people that can’t make that work.

      • Bender McLugh

        I heard/read yesterday that Gronkowski hasn’t even touched any of his base salary from the NFL, has only used his endorsement monies. That partying rock star isn’t as thick as he seems.

  • The GP

    How about some motherfucking Bears news on Da Bears Blog?


    White is hurt with some unknown injury.

    Bennett dogged it.

    David Bass Kicker came to BALL, kiddos. 2 Pick 6s and looks like he wants to ROAM out there at 3-4.

    • This site has never really been about providing Bears news. You can find that a million places online.

      One of the things I really like about this site is that Jeff focuses more on providing his own unique take on what’s happening with the Bears. He offers insights you don’t find anywhere else.

    • I try to relay what I read/hear, but I’m only one man. Artoo was good at that, but now he has a life!

      • I mean, I can share a million tweets w/ Bears news on here like John Doe does/did, but that’s not really what these comment sections are for, IMO. If you want a quick recap on anything that might have happened, try reddit.com/r/chibears.

        Otherwise Windy City Gridiron does a morning links roundup 6 days per week called the Bear Den.

        • Personally, I never minded John Doe updates.

          I think ppl got on him a bit cuz that seemed like all he would do.
          Heck, I try to relay relevant info, and I prefer Rotoworld’s very concise and somewhat objective summaries. Only drawback is I can’t exactly link it since it changes all the time.

          But, gotta give input on top of facts.

          Or boobs. Either works.

          • Scharfinator

            Yeah it kind felt like we had our own twitter bot posting in the comments.

          • I don’t have a problem with sharing news on here. I don’t personally do it much, but if other people want to, that’s fine by me.

          • BerwynBomber

            They also didn’t like him because of his opinions. Let’s be honest.

          • True. and much like in life, it’s not just about the message but HOW it’s relayed.

            There are some on here I totally disagree with on many levels, but I wouldn’t mind having a beer with.

            On the other hand, there’s some others I agree with a lot on here but you couldn’t pay may to hang with them.

          • The GP

            I’m probably in that latter category.

          • Haha i picture u 8 feet tall and smoking a stogie wearing McMAhon headband

          • Johnnywad

            I didn’t like him because he stated his opinions as fact. I also didn’t like him because he pretended to know things unknowable and proclaim them as certainties. He would then back up his proclamations with retweets, tweeted by people nobody has ever heard of.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Twitter enabled a bunch of boring, self-obsessed drones to have a voice. Not a good thing. For a source of up-to-date facts from some official source, it’s great.

          • Scharfinator

            Ugh just like blog forums…. 😛

          • BerwynBomber

            I don’t mind if people state opinions that way. I presumed he had no insider knowledge but was merely confident in what he believed. To give the guy credit he was right about BMarsh when nearly everyone on the blog, including Blogfather, was saying “no way” and offended by the idea.

            And if you don’t think the front office looked under every rock possible to unload Cutty, I don’t know what to tell you.

          • Johnnywad

            No doubt they tried like hell to trade Cutler. There’s a difference between that, and stating emphatically, that he’s already a Titan, or that Forte is already gone and they’re just trying to tidy up the deal, or Chris Ballard is the GM, etc.

            As much as I dislike, Bernstein, he was shouting from the rooftops before the regular season ended, before Emery and Trestman were released, before Pace or Fox was hired, that Bmarsh was almost certainly gone. And Dan Bernstein, the biggest douche on the planet, with real sources inside the orgabization, was still using “almost certainly”.

            Guess I just don’t like the presentatin. Different strokes I suppose.

          • BerwynBomber

            Fair enough. Guess I didn’t take some of his “absolutes” as seriously as others. Early on I felt the Bears would have a good chance of unloading BMarsh but that Cutty would, most likely, be a Bear this coming season. (Essentially that it would be hard to find someone who would assume Cutty’s contract and that the Bears would not cut him at such a loss.)

            In terms of Doe’s re-tweets I didn’t mind them as I don’t follow those things otherwise and some of them were newsworthy — I think a few signings and cuts were announced there first. Plus, it is pretty easy to scroll past shit you’re not interested in on this blog.

            Again, I think it largely came down to JD’s opinions. He loathed Cutler and BMarsh and said it loudly and often and that bothered a lot of people on this blog. That was apparent.

            Personally, I thought the guy’s opinions could be sharp and knowledgeable even if I didn’t always agree with him and thought he went overboard. Different strokes as you say.

  • The GP

    It’s Samuel L. He’s Obama, and he’s here to kick your ass.

    • willbest

      If I hadn’t seen the trailer for Pixel, this would probably be the most ridiculous trailer I had seen this year.

      Also, I can’t take Sam Jackson seriously anymore unless he has an eye patch.

  • Alright, Johnny. Southsiders got anything on this dude?

    “I like…gold…”


    • “Gold platting one’s own genitals is “a medical impossibility” and should not be attempted, warns Dr Ian Joseffson

      Dr Ian Joseffson of the Los Angeles Community Hospital warns of a
      growing trend within gang members to attempt the “deadly operation”.

      “This is the third case this year, but we have had many occurrences in
      hospitals in the region these past years. It seems to be a growing trend
      within the gang member community”

      Yes, the THIRD case of goldplatting nuts…

      • NewBearInTown

        I love everything about this story. I love that the gangbanger was stupid enough to do this to his own body. I love that he used an automobile gold stamper to do it. I love that its the third case THIS YEAR where it hasn’t worked out. I love that the middle aged white doctor thinks it must relate to aboriginal cultures of painting one’s self with gold paint and not because they guy is an idiot that doesn’t know Austin Powers isn’t real.
        The only thing that could have made the article better is if google ads had somehow placed a banner on the side for a plastic surgeon that gold plates bodyparts.

        • “Plate one bag, get the next one for free!” – Dr. Goldberg.

        • Trac


        • BearDown100393

          It could only be better if this was a new trend in Green Bay instead of LA.

    • BearDown100393

      Why is it a bad thing for gang bangers to do this to themselves? Very confused.

      • Darwinism at its finest.

      • willbest

        It still consumed medical resources that would have been better spent on honest hardworking people. Unless of course you think they will be able to scrape enough gold off his nutsack to cover the costs.

        • BearDown100393

          Probably covered the costs better than most insurance plans these days.

    • beninnorcal

      I was able to do it without significant complications. Let’s just say I’m not peeing straight anymore

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    40th anniversary screening of Jaws tonight. Devising a plan to sneak in a case of @Gansettbeer.”

    Try and sit behind a couple of teenage girls and as Jaws appears from the water while Chief Brody is chumming, grab them on the shoulders and growl.

    • BerwynBomber

      It is truly a great movie. On my personal top ten list all-time. Spielberg, I believe, was 28 when he directed it.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Great movie with some MAJOR changes from a good book.

        • The GP

          In Benchley’s book, the Shark is acquitted and later becomes partner in a Wall Street firm.

    • I know that tweet made me feel OLD.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Yeah, I HATE that. THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING was on TCM recently and THAT one’s 40, too.

        • SC Dave

          The Man Who Would be King is a fine film.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Definitely. It’s in my DVD library. Arguably the best “Buddy” film, ever.

            Per the Robert Osborne intro (and IMDB), John Houston had been trying to produce the film for decades. As far back as having Clark Gable & Humphrey Bogart for the leads.

            Huston also considered pairing Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas, Richard Burton & Peter O’Toole as well as Paul Newman & Robert Redford. Supposedly, Newman suggested Connery and Caine. Also supposed to be Connery’s favorite role.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Peachy: “Not gods, but Englishmen. Which is the next best thing.”

    • BearDown100393

      Agreed. Jaworski is a whackadoo.

  • DaCoaches Mustache

    This poem is fucking terrible. That is all.

    • I got a better one for you, Coach

      • SC Dave

        Gawd that shit sux. But it fits

    • AlbertInTucson

      I never understood Free Verse.


      Iambic Pentameter.


      MUCH more my speed.

    • willbest

      Easy criticism
      However reasonable
      Your language detracts

    • BearDown100393

      About par with So I Married An Axe Murderer. God awful.

  • AlbertInTucson

    And now, the above poem translated into a word from our sponsor…

    They named the prize “Lombardi”…

    …oh, to win it all!

    Can you IMAGINE the party…

    …that upon Chicago would fall…?


    • SC Dave

      An improvement, IMHO

    • Joecashflow

      Your were born half century too late, I think. .

    • The GP

      The Bard truly lives on!

      • Trac

        Actually, I think he was quoting Yoda. He he

        • AlbertInTucson

          “Spell BARD without BAR, you cannot.”- Yoda

  • AlbertInTucson

    Famous Quote 140 years ago today:

    “No injuns here, Col. Custer.”

    – 7th Cavalry Pawnee Scout, Nosees Tugood. June 25, 1876.

    • The GP

      I would cast Gym Shorts in a modern film as Custer.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Celebrating my Bob Wetoska birthday today.

  • New thread!

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