Does this guy look like a quitter?
Jan24

Does this guy look like a quitter?

Ahh, the meatheads are out in full force.  They’re all saying that Jay Cutler quit, that he couldn’t handle being down 14-0 in the NFC Championship game so he just started limping around and then took himself out of a game so that his sterling backups Todd and Caleb could finish things up. And I’ll admit that yesterday, when Jay first got hurt I was in meathead mode myself. Some of you got these tweets from my...

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Everything’s coming up Milhouse
Jan21

Everything’s coming up Milhouse

Just hours remain until Farmageddon, the seven decade awaited rematch of the 1941 Western Division playoff game between the Acme Packers and the Decatur Staleys is almost upon us. OK, fine, the Packers had dropped the Acme by then and the Bears had been in Chicago for almost two decades, but you get the idea.  It’s been a long time since the Bears and Packers met for anything more than bragging rights. Sunday they meet for the...

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Bears-Packers primer
Jan20

Bears-Packers primer

There’s a new site out there on the Interwebs called Youtube and you should check it out.  It’s where I found this video which gives you a history of the Bears-Packers rivalry in a neat and tidy five minutes.  The best part?  They just focus on the Bears.  Which is as it should be. But you’ll see some pretty good stuff including: Pretty much every one of the cheap shots the Forrest Gregg Packers of the ’80s...

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Bears Redux: Cardinals at Bears

In another matchup of the only two professional football teams to call Chicago home, the Cardinals and Bears are getting the full Fox treatment today.  Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are at Soldier Field to call the action.  This will be great.  Joe does smug so well, and Troy comes in handy because he loves to read the graphics on the screen to us.  Great? If you’re wondering just what a rag-tag league the NFL was early on, the...

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’85 Bears defense–pretty goddamned good

In case you’ve forgotten (and let’s be honest, nobody has forgotten) the Super Bowl champion Bears of 1985 had the most dominant defense of all time. They gave up ten points in three playoff games, and Tony Eason, Phil Simms and Dieter Brock still wake up screaming.  Steve Grogan just listens to his neck crack. Thankfully, our good friends at You Tube have a little video reminder of just how awesome it was to see that...

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