Open thread

August 18, 2016 by

We have the Bears vs. Patriots to watch tonight. Let’s see if Cutler doesn’t end up face-first in the dirt after the first time he drops back to pass. I know. I know. It’s Preseason. But, it’s not like that’s a Jay Cutler clone out there.

I am going to try to watch the whole game tonight. Your thoughts in the thread.

OPEN Cubs thread.

August 14, 2016 by

What’s on YOUR mind?

ricketts - crap owner

Bears vs. Broncos tonight (Preseason FIRE AND PASSION edition)

August 11, 2016 by

If anybody is watching the game, feel free to add thoughts in this thread. I will be doing my best to watch from start to finish to see what some of the new guys can do. As always, the first preseason game only has the starters playing a series or two, but it will just be nice to see some football.

Injury report for the Bears: Everybody on offense

August 6, 2016 by

This is not what I wanted to write on a Saturday afternoon. Coming home today, I heard on WBBM that Hroniss Grasu, the man who was going to be the starting center this season, is out with a “serious non-contact injury”. That pretty much means he tore his ACL. FUCK.

And all of the Bears wide receivers and tight ends seem to be on the injury report already. And preseason games haven’t even started yet. Alshon Jeffery has a shitty hamstring injury again. As much as I love the guy, this may be his last year in Chicago because of the inability to stay healthy. He’s not going to get the money he is asking for.

This is what the NFL is these days. It just sucks because this is happening to the Bears and all too often, the Bears have a ton of injuries every year in training camp. It seems to be even worse now.

Grasu was someone I was very excited about this year and this really pisses me off. The good news is, the Bears have signed and drafted a ton of lineman this offseason. The only issue is, most of these guys’ natural position isn’t center and they may not be that great if they switched to it. The Bears may need to go look for help on the waiver wire as the preseason goes on.

The Bears start the preseason Thursday against the Broncos at Soldier Field.

Breaking News: Prior absolves the TCI of all blame…have a blessed day!

August 4, 2016 by

http://thecomeback.com/mlb/mark-prior-dusty-baker-cubs-arm.html

I was preparing to start this thread,  when I saw our good friend Dave’s comment (in the previous thread):

http://www.si.com/thecauldron/2016/08/03/mark-prior-chicago-cubs-no-regrets

A good Mark Prior interview. No longer plays, but is a good pitching coach for a SD Padres farm team. His praise of Dustdick and Towel drill Rothschild, I could have done without, however.

Happy Anniversary, FDB.com!! And GO CUBS! – Dave

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Thoughts? Drivel?

Fire (Insert shitty general manager/head coach) Turns 8!

August 1, 2016 by

8Ball

August 1st, 2008

Wow. That was a long time ago. I do tend to repeat myself, but this place is really fantastic.

We’ve pissed people off, some of them, famous folks in Chicago sports (Hi, Sarah Spain). We’ve also pissed off some of the lesser-known folks on the internet.

We’ve seen a lot of friends come and go on this site over the years. If I try to list everyone, I know I will forget some of them. But I have to thank my good frendt, Genrebuster, for helping out on the site. I had the pleasure of meeting him back in March. He’s a good dude.

Our friend Ernie mentioned this a while back, but I’ll reiterate it: This is a place where all of us can just forget about the bullshit in the real world and just talk sports. It’s really the only escape. Oh, and bar skanks. That can always be discussed as well. I love them and I am sure most of you love them too.

I seriously didn’t even imagine this site going this long. I started it three months or so after college while entering adulthood. I lived in four different apartments and one house in that span. Needless to say, I am done moving.

You guys all rule and I mean that sincerely. Even you, Yeti, whom I’ve met up with several times over the years. Just please, shave that beard. You look like you are going to scope out the high school near you when school starts again.

Thank you everybody.

Your thoughts on Aroldis?

July 30, 2016 by

aroldis

Hello.

July 28, 2016 by

As you can see, the header as been changed as we are now, Fire John Fox. I have given up on the Bulls attempting to make any kind of change whatsoever in management. John Paxson and Gar Forman will never be fired. I bet if John Paxson tells a homeless person to get a job with all of the news stations in the city broadcasting it, the idiot will probably be given a raise by the old and senile, Jerry Reinsdorf. Fuck this.

Now, the focus shifts to John Fox and the Chicago Bears as training camp has just begun. As the bottom of the header says, we are just getting a head start on the inevitable. It will be like the Bears when injuries begin happening and Ted Phillips goes on TV to tell the whole world that he likes what he sees. I want Ted Phillips to be fired and be seen working at a White Castle. I swear to God, he looks like a manager at a White Castle. It’s time for him to live up to that.

Only in Wisconsin – Jimmy D.’s neighbor is at it again

July 25, 2016 by

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wisconsin-woman-arrested-after-mowing-lawn-topless-police-richfield-387940542.html

Heh. I doubt she was hot anyway.

Open CUBS thread…1-2-3…go!

July 24, 2016 by

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…let’s not pollute Fro’s thread on Mr. Tillman any further…have at it, my frendts!


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