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Opinion on Brandon Marshall to the Bears

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 

I know this post is a little late, but I just wanted to let the acquisition marinate.   Wanted to write a blog about the Bears getting a pro-bowl wide receiver for the price of a hot dog.  I was talking to my sister, who is a Bears fan and a mental health professional about Brandon Marshall.  I told her that Marshall has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Her response was “Whoa! Borderline is no joke. That’s a serious diagnosis. Borderlines are the third most crazy behind schizophrenics and bi-polar.” Obviously that made me think twice about this trade.  Marshall certainly has some baggage, but perhaps reuniting with Jay Cutler is enough of safety blanket to keep Marshall sane during the season.  Marshall is without a doubt the most talented wide receiver the Bears have ever had.  Who knows how dynamic this offense can be with a real receiving threat to go with Forte.  It could be the piece that puts the Bears back in the discussion as NFC contenders.  The Phil Emery era has begun and the guy is not screwing around.  Made a big splash and didn’t have to dump a ton of cash on V Jax.  The Bears know their window for having a dominant defense is closing as Urlacher, Briggs, and Peppers keep aging.  They are doing everything to win now.  It’s good to see.  Bears are in “fuck you, win at all costs” mode right now.

 

PS: The day after the trade Jay Cutler called into the Waddle & Silvy show and just demolished Mark Silverman for saying that he was a little less excited about the Brandon Marshall trade after learning that Marshall had punched some broad in the face sunday night.  Jay just boxed Silverman into the radio fetal position in about 1.2 seconds.  Jay stood up for his boy and promised to keep him out of trouble and under his wing.  Classic asshole Cutler.  I LOVED it.  Cutler might just be morphing into the definitive leader of the team before our eyes.

 

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Bears WR probably inactive this weekend. Arrested for dealing drugs

December 15, 2011 Leave a comment

(Chicago Tribune)–Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night outside a Chicago restaurant after he accepted a kilogram of cocaine from a confidential informant and an undercover federal agent posing as a drug supplier, according to federal charges filed Thursday in Dallas. Hurd was charged with one count of conspiring to possess half a kilogram of cocaine with the intent to distribute it. At the Wednesday night meeting, Hurd negotiated to buy five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week for distribution in the Chicago area, authorities alleged. He agreed to pay $25,000 for each kilogram of cocaine and $450 a pound for the marijuana, according to the charges. Hurd said at the meeting that he plays for the Bears, gets out of practice at about 5:30 p.m. and would pay them on the next day, authorities said. Bears players are paid on Thursdays. Hurd told the undercover agent and informant that he and someone else distributed about four kilograms of cocaine each week in the Chicago area but that their supplier wasn’t able to meet their needs, according to the criminal complaint. The Bears issued the following statement: “We are aware of Sam’s arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it. We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information. Hurd, a former Northern Illinois product, signed a three-year contract with the Bears this offseason after playing the previous five seasons with the Cowboys. The veteran receiver has been primarily a special teams contributor for the Bears. “It’s sad for him,” Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said Thursday when asked about Hurd at Halas Hall. “I’m not sure what’s going on, but you never want to hear about one of your teammates, something like this happening to them. “He’s a good teammate. That’s what I know of him. He comes to work every day and works hard. Outside of here, I don’t know him very well. But he comes to work every day and practices hard and plays hard. That’s all I know of him. He’s a friendly guy.” Hurd was inactive for the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons because of a sprained ankle, and has eight receptions for 109 yards on the season. The complaint alleged that Hurd first came to the attention of federal authorities in July when the confidential informant tipped off agents that a man — later learned to be a Hurd associate — was attempting to coordinate the purchase of about four kilograms of cocaine in the Dallas area. The associate wanted to complete the deal that day so the buyer could transport the cocaine to a northern destination that same day, authorities charged. At the direction of authorities, the informant met with the Hurd associate. After the meeting, Dallas County police conducted a traffic stop of the Hurd associate and recovered $88,000 in cash and a marijuana plant. Hurd, who owned the vehicle pulled over by police, later reached out to federal agents and claimed that he had placed the $88,000 into the vehicle and then turned over the vehicle to the associate — who worked at a car repair shop — for maintenance and detailing work, according to the charges. Hurd produced a bank statement that he said showed he had withdrawn the $88,000 from his account, but authorities said the statement did not reflect that size of a withdrawal. Hurd’s three-year contract with the Bears had a maximum value of $5.15 million ($4.15 million base total), and Hurd received a $1.35 million signing bonus. His base pay this season was $685,000. The Bears could pursue trying to recover some of the signing bonus. The investigation is being handled by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas. Hurd is scheduled to appear in federal court in Chicago at about 5 p.m. Thursday for a hearing on his transfer to Dallas to face the federal charges there.

Tough break here for Hurd.  One minute you think you got a nice little part-time job to supplement your 3 year $4.15 million dollar contract, and the next minute you are being busted by the Feds.  Now, I don’t know shit about drugs because I always had a healthy fear of my parents…and drugs pretty much freak me out, but to me buying 1000lbs of weed sounds like a lot.  I don’t even want to speculate about how much cocaine he was buying because the only thing I know less about than drugs is the metric system.  Some quick math shows that Hurd had agreed to buy $700,000 worth of drugs per week.  No wonder he only has 8 catches on the season.  Guy has an empire to run.  Any way you slice it, things could not get worse for the Bears right now.  They NEED Jay Cutler back and they needed him back yesterday.

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Tebow vs Bears Recap

December 12, 2011 3 comments

 

Tebow sucks.  He throws an ugly ball. He’s just a running back.  He didn’t win the game, the bears lost it. If Barber doesn’t run out of bounds and/or doesn’t fumble…wah wah wah.  Look it Bears fans, time for some real talk here…Tebow won that game.  He did.  Time to just acknowledge it and move on.  Yeah…Barber made two terrible plays that cost the team the game, but it wasn’t his fault.  Tebow jesus-mind fucked the shit out of Barber.  If you believe anything else then you are blind.  Tebow and God are BFFs.  Its obvious.  There is no way in hell the Broncos win that game if Cutler or Forte play…so God fucked them up a little.  Paving the way for Tebow. There is no other explanation.  So wake the hell up.  December 21st, 2012 is a year a way.  I for one am not going to sit down here on Earth like a goddamn moron saying how much God’s best friend sucks at throwing when the rapture comes.  So in conclusion, Tebow is great and sure seems like a nice fellow.  Bears could learn a lot about faith from that game.  Thanks for the opportunity of playing in God’s presence.  Good luck the rest of the season.  Amen.

PS: Hey Tebow…please shake hands with Jay Cutler after the game and pat Forte on the knee.

 

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This Kid Hates Tom Brady

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

 

This kid hates Tom Brady and its fantastic.  I love being a fan of the evil empire.  You think Jay Cutler is good enough to make kids that are fans of other teams cry…for sure NOT.  There is a real divide in my family.  I have a brother who is ten years younger than me so he really grew up in Illinois…sadly he loves the Bears.  I mean in his formative years the Pats were just beating the shit out of everyone and everything in their path.  His older, cooler, hilarious brother loves the Pats, and yet my brother chose a life of disappointment and misery by being a Bears fan.  Sad.  I am largely on an island as a Pats fan here in Chicago, but at least I am not drowning in a sea of tears like fans of the other 31 teams.

PS: This is the 500th post on this blog.  No better way to celebrate than with a post about the Greatest Quarterback of All Time.

 

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Man…Brett Favre is the greatest. He basically won last year’s Superbowl by himself

October 5, 2011 2 comments

(ESPN)–Now that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has propelled the Packers to their fourth Super Bowl title, his onetime Green Bay teammate, Brett Favre, wonders why it took so long. The iconic former Packer, speaking in a radio interview Tuesday on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone, said he always expected his previously untested understudy to become his equal in that most meaningful head-to-head statistic: Super Bowl rings. “I’m going to be honest, I was not surprised,” Favre, who won his only Super Bowl in 1997, said during the interview. “The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner. Favre said he realized all along how good a quarterback Rodgers could be, and had high expectations for him in this position — in the limelight, winning his first Super Bowl in January. But he also intimated that Rodgers’ rise into elite status has been aided by a supporting cast that was better than what he when he was in Green Bay. “He’s very bright and he got a chance to watch and see successful teams do it right,” Favre said of Rodgers, who is among the league leaders this season with 12 touchdown passes and 1,325 yards passing. “And so he just kind of fell into a good situation. On top of that, he’s a good player. I don’t think there’s any pressure on him now, the talent around him is even better than when I was there.” Favre has said previously that it wasn’t his job to mentor his understudies, and had acknowledged some friction with Rodgers, but also that their relationship improved. “Aaron had a chance … even though the last couple years it’s seemed like he’s almost a rookie, he’s been around a while,” Favre said on the radio interview. “And I’d like to think that he watched, he learned, and then when he got a chance to play, he brought in his ability — which is obviously very good or they wouldn’t have drafted him in the first round.” Rodgers bided his time, then took over the starting job from Favre four years ago — three years after being drafted with the 24th overall pick in 2005. After winning over skeptical fans and media opposed to his starting, he is now as revered in Green Bay as the guy who wore No. 4 there. “I’m really kind of surprised it took him so long,” Favre said. “In the early part of last season, it hadn’t quite clicked yet, and I didn’t know it would. I just kind of figured when they hit their stride, they’re going to be hard to beat. And that’s what happened.” On Wednesday, 790 The Zone released a statement saying Favre’s comments were taken out of context by the national media.

 

I knew it…Aaron Rodgers sucks.  Brett Favre says so.  I mean Favre taught Rodgers everything he knew, handed him the keys to a Ferrari, and Rodgers played like a god damn rookie for 3+ years.  What a loser Rodgers is.  Favre is probably more responsible for last season’s win than anybody on the Packers.

People are all up in arms over this interview by Favre, but does Rodgers really need Favre to pump his tires?  Rodgers stole the man’s job and at least 3 Superbowls from Favre.  Favre has every right to be bitter.

 

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Peyton Manning Replaces Jay Cutler as the Biggest Bitch in the NFL

September 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Well thank you Peyton Manning for taking the title of biggest bitch in the NFL away from Jay Cutler.  Fans, media, and other NFL players just straight murdered Jay Cutler for months because he wasn’t able to play on an MCL that was hanging by a thread.  Jay’s injury was a direct result of a gutless cheap shot by the Packers, and Peyton’s is probably from reading cue cards or looking up in the standings at Tom Brady.  Where is the mob with torches and pitchforks on twitter and ESPN calling out Peyton for being soft?  All I ever hear about is how smart he is and how quick his release is and how he never gets hit.  Well if he didn’t get hit why is his neck sore? Sounds to me like he needs an Advil and a tempurpedic pillow.  Jay Cutler is about 100 times tougher than Manning.

PS: An Indy media guy I know is saying Peyton may be out for the entire season.  Let’s say that’s not true, but Manning misses more than just week 1.  How many games can Manning miss before the Colts are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs? 2 games? Maybe 3?

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FALL IS HERE!!!

September 6, 2011 1 comment

 

Today is the official unofficial first day of fall in my mind and I couldn’t be happier.  I love the fall.  Football is on basically every day.  I can stop pretending to care about baseball.  Hockey season is around the corner.  I start drinking hot coffee again. Starbucks has the pumpkin spice latte.  Touch football and seasonal beers at tailgates.  An excuse to drink on Sundays.  What’s not to like? Summer in Chicago is the greatest, but the fall is a close second.  The Fall is as American as apple pie…oh yeah…APPLE PIE and spiked cider.

 

PS: If you call the Fall “Autumn”…you are a loser.

 

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Please Explain Why The Bears haven’t signed Lofa Tatupu

August 29, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Alright, I am more confused by the Jerry Angelo and the Bears front office more than ever.  What is wrong with Lofa Tatupu?  He has to have like herpes or something because he seems to be everything that the Bears need right now.  The Bears are VERY thin at linebacker right now.  One injury or Lance Briggs hold out and the Bears seem content going into the season with their current group of LB’s.  Tatupu couldn’t be more perfect for the Bears.  Outside linebacker…check.  Has played in a Cover-2 scheme…check.  Jacked up name that the Bears love(Ogunleye, Ayanbadejo, Azumah, Idonije, Omiyale, Afalava, Aromashadu, Tinoisamoa, Manumaleuna, Iwuh, Okoye, Sanzenbacher)…check and mate!! So what gives? Is this just another instance of Jerry being Jerry? If the Bears are waiting until after teams are forced to cut down from 90 to 53 players and see what else is out there…then fine.  If they start the season with these guys then it’s another strike on Jerry Angelo.

 

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Rex Grossman doing his best Jay Cutler impression

August 8, 2011 1 comment

 

Jesus Christ!!! Rex Grossman got effing FAT.  Didn’t Mike Shannahan bench McNabb last year because of his “conditioning level”.  Well…jokes on you because you traded a fat quarterback who was once good and are going to start a fat quarterback who has always sucked.  I think Rex is really just trying to show the Bears that he wants to be their QB by trying to get Jay Cutler’s body.

 

PS: All jokes aside, Jay Cutler is looking cut up this camp.  The guy obviously put work in this summer.  Nothing like getting in shape for a wedding/getting in shape because you just broke up with your girlfriend to get you ready for the season.  He looks like he is at about 2% body fat and ready to rock and roll in year two of the Martz system.

 

 

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Super Bears…Superbowl: I want TWO Bad-Ass Receivers

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Arm chair GM super fans are probably going to kill me for this, but I don’t care.  I want Plaxico Burress AND Randy Moss.  Randy Moss’s agent said in an interview with nfl.com “He is determined, motivated and quite frankly has a huge chip on his shoulder. Whatever team ends up getting Randy, they’re going to know they’re getting the old Randy Moss. He’s not just coming in to be on the team, he’s going to be Randy Moss — a difference maker.” His agent also described Moss as being in “freakish shape” from working out like a mad man.  Yeah Moss is a total headcase, yeah last season was an absolute disaster, yeah he is 34 years old, but Randy Moss is still the most talented Wide Receiver in the history of the NFL.  Tom Brady and Bill Belichick both called Randy Moss the most intelligent guy they had ever worked with.  That’s good enough for me.  Give Cutler Burress and Moss and tell the NFC to get the fuck out of the way.  STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE

 

 

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