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Tweet: Trubisky at Rookie Camp

| May 14th, 2018

Two thoughts on this:

  • This might feel like a slight gesture but it’s not. For the rookies in this camp, many desperate to make ANY roster, seeing the starting quarterback out there inspires them. It shows them this is not only important to them but important to the entire franchise. And it makes them work that much harder.
  • It’s a brilliant move by Mitch as this becomes HIS team. Every rookie at this camp will notice him. Every rookie that moves along with the Bears will remember his presence. Leadership is important, especially at the quarterback position. This is leader stuff.

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  • Irish Sweetness

    Shoulders.

    • SC Dave

      Because veterans cannot participate in rookie camp.

      • Irish Sweetness

        So who’s throwing the ball? We don’t have a rookie QB.

    • Scharfinator

      Shoulders as in he should hold them back more? Agree

      • SC Dave

        Proper posture is a Good Thing.

      • Irish Sweetness

        His are big.

  • willbest

    Trubisky isn’t a 10 year starter with an above .500 playoff record. His potential might be great but if he doesn’t show improvement this year, he is going to be playing for his football life in 2019.

    He is there because he needs to maximize his own success.

    • SC Dave

      I dunno, will.

      A “quick glimpse” is not going to help much with his success, unless you meant it in agreement with Jeff’s second point.

      Similarly, a “quick glimpse” makes me say Jeff’s first point is primarily wishful thinking.

      • willbest

        Trubisky is almost certainly there going over the new playbook, talking things over with the QB coach/OC/Nagy, using the Bears weight room, and doing all the other things he can be doing to get ready.

        So he is on a break, and got curious. That is it.

  • CanadaBear

    I’m glad MT made the commitment to go but I’m not sure it’s that big of a deal. The vets come in this week.

  • evantonio

    We’re really grasping at straws if this is the sort of thing that gets us excited.

    • SC Dave

      This.

      • evantonio

        That!

        • Johnnywad

          Or is it the other thing?

          • evantonio

            Always is.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Nobody said you have to be “excited”.

      It’s the off-season. Space still needs to be filled.

      • evantonio

        I’m not excited. But seems our humble blogfather is.

        Or, like you said, he’s just pretending so he can fill space 🙂

        • AlbertInTucson

          Meh.

          As happens often, other topics supplant the header.

          Today, the big item is the SCOTUS ruling.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            This is going to affect point-shaving. In golf. Big time.

          • AlbertInTucson

            You think people who bet on golf also bet the NFL pre-season?

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            Absolutely. Including on the pre-season coin flips.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Can you say “Gambling Problem”, boys and girls?

      • SC Dave

        Yeah… we could be exited

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      Scarecrow wizard of oz straws.

      Not getting to even the playoffs for this long does that.

  • Johnnywad

    Goodell will probably suspend him four games for breaching the CBA and being present at rookie camp.

    • willbest

      If he threw a football as Irish, suggested below, you are probably right. But I don’t think there is anything that precludes him from being there. Just participating.

  • willbest

    “Way to go, @Scotus. Sports gambling ain’t coming. It’s here.” – Jeff

    Kagan sided with the conservatives and Kennedy, to bring this about.

    I suppose I might actually go to a an Illinois casino for the first time ever this year to put $20 on the Bears to win the SB.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Vegas can NOT be happy.

      • willbest

        Can anybody? More bookies means better lines I would imagine.

  • AlbertInTucson
    • willbest

      Many states still ban it. Although, Illinois being cash strapped is already half way through the legislative process.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Draft Kings, etc. are, currently, illegal here in AZ.

        Gotta believe there’s too much money-potential for states to pass.

        Have to figure Lottery Games will suffer.

        • willbest

          Perhaps. Americans were already finding a way to gamble $150 billion illegally on sports every year. My thought is also they probably serve different markets. Maybe some people that play scratch offs and dailies might think that they could do better with something that is perceived to be more skill based. But I think Mega/Powerball aren’t going to see any decrease.

    • Sactowns#1

      I really hope to see something like they have in Canada. A multi state sports betting program run like the lottery. You can go to the local 7-11 and place your wagers.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Sign of the Apocalypse. Just another step towards the moral downfall of the United States. First weed gets mostly trivialized, now sports betting becomes legal. What next hookers and cocaine?

      • evantonio

        Do you not think weed should be trivialized?

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          I am not complaining at all. I look forward to all kinds of debauchery being legalized in the future. It is about time we get rid of these puritanical laws that make no sense.

          • willbest

            Considering the way restriction on speech are all the rage, I am willing to bet there is some sort of law of conservation of puritanism. So its really more about picking what you are going to be puritanical about.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I would be all for learning ‘newspeak’ as long as we get drugs and gambling in return.

          • leftcoastdave

            Soma for the masses. Brave New World.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I thought that was Beer. When you stand back band look at how many lives are controlled/affected by alcohol it’s really astounding.

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          Trivialized? You mean like Weed Jeopardy?

          • evantonio

            Weed of Fortune

        • John F

          Yes, more weed for the masses, it keeps them docile ……….

          • evantonio

            Better that than oxycotin.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    I think it is more likely that Trubs got turned around looking for the bathroom and ended up at the practice field. He was just too embarrassed to ask for directions so he just stood there for a while.

    • willbest

      Given his posture that makes far more sense than what Jeff is talking about.

  • Sactowns#1

    June 5th is going to come and then we’ll all be talking about the latest rumor to come out of practice. Practice man. Not a game. Practice.

    • Johnnywad

      Like when Greg Olsen was Rex Grossmans Best Man?

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I can’t wait to hear how everyone is in the best shape of their lives.

      • SC Dave

        And that they’ve never seen guys work so hard

  • AlbertInTucson

    Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN series, done at 69.

    • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

      Time is a cruel, cruel bitch Al.

      • AlbertInTucson

        She had some well-publicized issues with Bi-polar disorder.

        Don’t recall her from much beyond Lois Lane.

        • AlbertInTucson

          No cause of death given.

          • Irish Sweetness

            She smoked like a trooper in Superman and her teeth were already brown.

    • John F

      There is no viable Superman other than the Christopher Reeve portrayal IMHO ……..

      • AlbertInTucson

        Sorry. GEORGE REEVES was MY Superman.

        • John F

          He wasn’t bad, but not nearly enough awesome flying like Reeve did (I know, I know, it was a television show).

  • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

    it’s always good seeing guys buying in. The culture is way better now that old poison vets are gone. A new coach and new hungry young players is a good combo.
    I don’t know how many games we’ll win but, who knows, we could sneak in the wild card due to a freak injury on another team…..then anything can happen in the playoffs.

    • Juan Stone

      Absolutely Yonny. It can happen!

  • Anyone do anything special for mother’s day? Pull any big surprises?
    Just took moms to eat.
    But whilst talking to my 10 yr old nephew, he said something odd.
    He asked me what video games i played as a kid. Told him all the classics. Zelds. Mario bros. Castlevania. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. Metroid. Commando. Some other where we nuke .
    W out missing a beat he says, ‘Nuke like Kim Jun Un is gonna nuke us?’
    I was taken aback. There’s some grown ups who dont even know who Kim Jun Un is.
    I was impressed but simultanously startled. Dont think 10 yr olds should be thinking about that stuff like we did as kids during the cold war. Thought we were over it. Guess not.
    Kids say the damndest things,.

    Also, Tyson’s punch out prolly the best from the old school ones!
    Zelda i could see, but it never ended, right?

    • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

      My daughter is 8 and is a really sweet and caring person. She is becoming more and more frightened of everything around her because at school they keep having active shooter drills, kidnapping classes, etc.
      It’s sad to see her world shattered that way. It’s hard to shield her from this shit when it comes at you from every angle.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        When we were younger we were only taught to worry about the shady older kid trying to get us to take drugs, and spontaneously catching fire. As much as we drilled the stop, drop, and roll crap I swore people caught fire all the time.

        • willbest

          Its silly, but unless you override your initial panic reaction with training you are going to run around getting more injured

          Also, your chances of fire death in the US has fallen from about 3.5 per 100,000 to less than 1 per 100k since the 70s.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            The company I work for is having active shooter meeting on Wednesday. I am required to attend by phone. I work from home and I am only in the office 5-6 times a year. It makes no sense, the only thing I can guess is that insurance companies are starting to require it.

        • John F

          Where in the heck did you live in which spontaneous human combustion was such a problem that children had to train for how to combat it?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            When you drill stop drop and roll into a 6 year olds head, it is going to believe that people catch on fire all the time for all all sorts of reasons. Just like I thought quicksand was something I had to really worry about, since almost every TV show back then had episodes about it.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I never saw a ‘drug pusher’ in my life. That’s what they were called in Ireland. Pushers. As if.

      • Juan Stone

        But what the heck, as long as mom’s and pops are out earning a buck to support the family it’s worth it right? Let’s also not forget there’s the slight chance we’ll all get to end up on shell island when its all over, so there is that.

        See what I did there yonny?

        All sarcasm aside, it’s so sad to see society being suckered into accepting the line of bullshit they’re being fed. One day, I’ll just walk away. Kinda like in that R.E.M. video (Everybody Hurts). I can’t do it yet because I still have a family to provide for but one day, I’m gonna walk away. I think I’ll just head north and see what the compass is really pointing to.

        • SC Dave

          24 x 365 news is one of the greatest cultural disasters in human history.

          • Juan Stone

            Yup, I’m with you. More like 24 × 365 advertising though, news ain’t got nuttin to do with it.

      • I went to watch Infinity Wars w him today. Half way through he tugs at me and asks, “can you take me to the restroom?”

        I guess it’s smart not letting your kid go to restroom alone, so he was taught well, but kinda sad he has to ask.

        When I was a kid I just went.
        Heck, my mom let my sister walk by herself through downtown to catch the school bus every morning.

        To Catch a Predator ended all that

      • Irish Sweetness

        My daughters are 7. One of them was attacked in our gated neighborhood. I had to sit down and explain to her about bad men. I should have done it long before then but I didn’t want them growing up in fear. I was wrong. Seeing her little face ponder the concept of bad men in the world broke my fucking heart. And when she asked me how many there were, I lost it.

        • Johnnywad

          Fucking animals. What kind of “man” goes after a seven year old girl? That sucks Irish.

          For what it’s worth, I took your approach as well with my daughter. She’s 16 now. She’s taking self defense classes this summer. It’s just not safe for women anywhere anymore.

          I’m so tired of this shit.

          • Irish Sweetness

            A skinny little cambodian who was on his break and worked out where there was no camera coverage.

            She already knows the rear naked choke, and yes, MMA training would be nice.

    • willbest

      Any kid under the age of about 12 is just parroting crap they hear parents say, often getting just a partial snippet without understanding any of the context. If your nephew thinks there is a real possibility Kim fires a nuke at the US its because that concern has been voiced in either his or one of his friends homes.

      • John F

        …just parroting crap they hear parents say…

        Unfortunately, they are hearing this from their teachers at school……..

        • willbest

          I truly wonder if that is going on more than it was when I was growing up. You certainly hear about it more now.

          • leftcoastdave

            We did the duck and cover. The atmosphere in the home was thick after St. John the Kennedy provoked the Cuban Missile crisis. Nukes were almost launched and that is the closest we have ever truly been. Between that and assassinating Diem to accelerate the Viet Nam war, it remains amazing just how much of his incompetence remains buried down the memory hole by the lame stream media.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I don’t ever recall doing the “duck & cover” thing. Nothing beyond fire drills. I DID always make sure what day of the month it was when the air raid sirens went off.
            I BELIEVE they used to test them the first Tuesday of every month in the Chicago area

            I also recall being shown a film in grade school about the Nike missile program and, of course, they still had the Nike anti-missile batteries along the lakefront when I was a kid.

          • willbest

            Stil first Tuesday at 10am. I have a Pavlovian response every time I hear it to check a clock and think about what day is. At this point I would probably be bewilderd rather than alarmed if it went off. Also, I would think a smart assault on Chicago would take place on that day and time so people would just ignore

          • AlbertInTucson

            Good point aout the timing but, would it matter if it’s nukes on the way?

            I want go in the first flash.

            I have NO illusions about being able to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

            Tucson used to be a PRIME target because it was home to several Titan Silos.

          • John F

            I have NO illusions about being able to survive in a post-apocalyptic world

            Just watch “The Road Warrior“, its like a post-apocalyptic world training video …

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            I re-watched all 3 of the original Mad Max movies in 1 day about 2 weeks ago. Hadn’t seen them in 20 years.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I grew up in the sticks, so I had no clue about the sirens on the first tues until i went to school. My Mom never knew about them and we were shopping when I was 9 or 10 and she started freaking out when they went off. It took 10 minutes to calm her down.

          • John F

            I had no clue about the sirens

            I was visiting my brother in Hawaii in the arly 1980’s when he was in the Marines (yeah, I know, tough duty) and those damn sirens went off for a tsunami test or something ….. it felt like I was in WW2 in London during the Blitz, scared the crap out of me

          • The crazy part IMO about the nuclear threat in the 80s is that Hollywood put out tons of movies w nukes going off and their devastation.

            I recall particularly the Terminator one cuz the nuke literally went off where I lived.

            Yikes.

            https://goo.gl/images/x7us4h

          • Irish Sweetness

            There was a nuke in Terminator? I don’ t think so. Not in the Eighties.

          • Think you’re right. Maybe I’m recalling a movie on Nostradumis , but there were quite a few movies of nukes blowing up cities in the early 80s.

            And there were a hell of a lot more anti nuke protests, concerts and coverage (esp on MTV) around back then.

            Now, Japan radiates the Pacific and no one bats an eye

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            I remember drills in the late 1980s/early 1990s in elementary school.

            Nuclear strike? Hide under the desk.

            Earthquake? Hide under the desk.

            Bigfoot? Hide under the desk.

            Armageddon? Hide under the desk. And pray.

            We should have at least had guns to protect ourselves from Bigfoot.

          • Bigfoot only comes out when it’s foggy or ppl have crappy cameras, everyone knows that!

          • Irish Sweetness

            The best one was, sit down, put your head down between your legs …. and kiss your ass goodbye.

            When I saw Nuclear War drills being shown on TV I was very scared.

            I think something like Crimson Tide happened and we were never told about it.

          • John F

            St. John the Kennedy

            I like that ………

          • Ppl do that on both sides.
            No one remembers “hard line” Republicans calling Regan a commie for being so chummy with Gorby, blowing up the debt or that he provided amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He de-regulated the banks, that was about the worst thing he could have done. Not that he knew what was going on. Calling Prince Charles’ wife ‘David’ was a good one.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Jfk sailed those nukes over from Russia? Really? It’s testament to JFK and Bobby that we came back from the brink. He had to decide which of two contradictory messages to respond to, he chose the right one because we’re still here.

            You’re laying vietnam on JFK? No business being there in the first place. Vietnam was never a puppet of China. They hate the Chinese. It was a war of arrogance thinking it was so, and the gulf of Tonkin we all know now was a false flag event. America was lucky to have him and woe betide his passing.

            There were 3000 troops in vietnam when he took office, about 16,000 when he died. It was LBJ who took it up to 500k.

            JFK was the last prez to take on the Fed with the silver dollar. Abe Lincoln was another.

            Looking at the jokers in the WH since, JFK should be mourned. Especially because he was murdered by his own country, and his death signalled the end of freedom and hope in America IMHO.

          • Eh, I remember teachers making remarks about Regan or slick Willy.

          • willbest

            The only time my teachers got political outside of history or government was when they were pushing us kids to tell our parents to vote for more school money the local elections

      • You’re showing your age! Actually it was neither.
        My sis and her hubby are evangelicals so I think they’re Trumpsters though they rarely talk about politics or “worldly” issues.
        Wasn’t from school cuz they’re homeschooled.
        Door #3…youtube!

        Yup. Apparently there’s some game or animation of Rocketman and Trump that the kids are watching .

        Go figure.

        YouTube is like 80s MTV to youths now – where they get their entertainment and info, likely unbeknownst to their parents

        • willbest

          Wow. Evangelical homeschoolers haven’t banned the internet? I barely allow it in my home.

          • They have YT for kids I think, but who knows what sneaks through that.
            And they have “regular” friends from sports and we all had that one friend whose parents didn’t give a fuck what their kids did , so wouldn’t surprise me if he went over and they corrupted them w yt and Harry Potter

          • Irish Sweetness

            There’s weird stuff on YT aimed at kids that looks kiddie but I think is very disturbing and sinister. Rogan touched on it in his podcast. There’s some weird fucked up people going to a lot of trouble to mess with kids heads.

          • willbest

            I know about YT kids. Its more dangerous than youtube proper from what I can tell. Predators go where their targets are and all that. Some really f’d up shit makes it through the filters, and parents pay less attention cause they are trusting nanny Google. Just like they trust netflix kids. Which is pretty good, but occasionally a teen cartoon or show gets misclassified for the 10 and under crowd.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Don’t most adults do that?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Took the Mom & Wife to early dinner Saturday to tray and beat some of the crowd but the place was still pretty busy when we went eat and long waiting line when we left.

      • Yeah, went to this ole school diner place where they make everything fresh in large portions. Waitress still throws around ‘doll’.
        Still had to wait an hour.
        Can’t even imagine the wait at trendier joints

        • Irish Sweetness

          Your wait shouldn’t be long – if it is then you’re in a shit-house.

          Fotr an hour, you should get shit for free. A bottle of wine, something like that.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Butch, I never knew you were a Nintendo-hag!

      • I played other stuff as a kid like Atari, but Nintendo was the shite as a kid.
        Of course I switched over to PS3 as a grown up, mostly for the blue ray.

        A parent can probably measure the exact moment when childhood is over. It’s when the kiddo asks for a PlayStation over a Nintendo

        • Irish Sweetness

          I never understood the Nintendo love. I still rock the PS2 (because it’s chipped and I can play copied games). 2008 Madden, Hester as the GOAT receiver. Yeah.

    • ButtonShoes

      You couldn’t include any recent games?

      • I’m not a time traveller. Unfortunately running grandmas over and getting lapdances like in GTA weren’t options in 80s vid games.
        Duck Hunt.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Who’s throwing the ball in minicamp?

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    “Sorry I tried. But FUCK ALL YOU PEOPLE who support evil horrors like this woman. You all deserve the worst possible fate”

    https://www.rt.com/usa/426720-israel-jerusalem-gaza-blumenthal/

    “RT: Will this further embolden Netanyahu to conduct another ‘mowing the lawn’ in Gaza?

    MB: Since at least 1967, the Israeli military has enjoyed a green light from Washington to carry out an uninterrupted string of attacks on civilian populations in occupied Palestine as well as in the cities of its Arab neighbors. This has not changed under Trump. Indeed, Trump and his inner circle have given Israel all the diplomatic cover it needs to “mow the lawn” down to its roots.

    I also expect Israel to begin exporting the teargas drones it has tested on Gaza protesters as well as the deadly tactics it is honing.”

    • Juan Stone

      “Sorry I tried. But FUCK ALL YOUPEOPLE who support evil horrors like this woman. You all deserve the worst possible fate”

      Please clarify “this woman”?

      I read the piece you linked but could you please expand on this quote you posted?

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        from Jeff’s DaBearsBlog twitter.

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