Open thread.

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Your thoughts on the Bears opening up the preseason this Thursday against the Broncos and anything else that is on your mind.

Enjoy the week folks.

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19 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. chucky Says:

    Fro……..I don’t expect anything significant on Thursday night. The only thing this game will do is get the fans primed for a new season. If anything significant does happen, it’ll be an accident.

    I have only two real concerns this year. First is of course the offensive line. Have they been upgraded enough to keep Cutler from getting killed? I’m not so sure.

    Second is of course Lovie “Baker” Smith. This dumb son-of-a-bitch has proven time and time again to be utterly clueless far too many times. How many times has the camera panned on him when he has that goddamned “deer in the headlights” look on his face?
    Many people have claimed that if Lovie doesn’t win the Super Bowl he’s done. I’m not so sure of that. There are some scenarios where I could see him returning, even if he doesn’t win it all. Injuries, or some other lame excuse comes up, and I’ll bet money the OLD BITCH tells Phil to keep him on. In all honesty, I can see him coming back for another 5 years, regardless of how the Bears play. I think our only hope of losing that fucker is if the Bears go 1-15 for the year. One good thing about that outcome would be Doug and OBs post game show. Those guys will have a fuckin stroke on the air.

  2. chucky Says:

    Well, according to the Cubs, Garza could be done for the year.

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    From Cubs.com.

    Garza’s return from elbow injury is uncertain.

    SAN DIEGO — As of Saturday, Cubs pitcher Matt Garza fully expected to make his start Tuesday night. Now, it’s not certain whether the right-hander will pitch again this season.

    Garza was diagnosed Monday with a stress reaction in the back of his right elbow, and will be sidelined indefinitely. Brooks Raley will be promoted from Triple-A Iowa to make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Padres.

    —————————————————————-

    Why does “stress reaction” sound more like “Needs Tommy John surgery and will be out 13 months”?

  3. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Garza better be done for the year. They’d have to be completely clueless to play him with where they’re at (43-63 record). No reason to risk that elbow.

  4. DVXPrime Says:

    NBC has assclowned the Olympics coverage, the Cubs are a dumpster fire, and chucky said everything that needs to be said about the Bears.

    That being said, ’twas a pretty good night for My Personal Plan B:

  5. erniesarmy Says:

    I posted this on the other thread:

    Ah, it’s nice to see Yeti is still on drugs. Hey, dude, there is help you know.

    Just to let everyone know why guys like Chucky and I always have a healthy does of skepticism when it comes to the Cubs and the, “Hey, we’re on the right track now”, garbage is because we’ve seen this movie before.

    I remember when they got Leo “This is not an eighth place club” Durocher to manage in 66. Yeah, they weren’t an eighth place club, they were a last place club! And then there was the “Cubs will shine in 69″ total collapse.

    And need I mention 84, 89, 03, 07, 08, and all the great things Jim Lefebvre, Don Zimmer, Dusty Baker, Lou Piniella, and our all time favorite Jim “Hey, I got Aramis Ramirez” Hendry was going to do. They too were all going to turn this franchise around and make the Cubs into a “winner”.

    I’m willing to give Epstein some time, but I won’t have my fingers crossed. He is just one of a long line of “successful” elsewhere “bums” in Chicago managers and GM’s this team has had for well over 60 years.

    Right now this team is a freakin mess!

    I will disagree with you on one statement you made on the other thread, Fro. Chucky is not a lunatic (I know you meant that lovingly), he is one of the most consistent truth-tellers on this site – along with you, of course :}. No, the only lunatic is Yeti, but I know he can’t help it. He one of the “special” children.

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    Ernie,

    You’re a good man as well. I always appreciate your input. I try to speak the truth here. I am just a guy like yourself who tells it like he sees it. That’s how it’s been for many years. I watch a game and don’t like what I see, I write about it. I believe I watch the same game as everyone else but the opinions vary. I must need a new TV.

  7. Fro Dog Says:

    So as it turns out, Brian Urlacher’s injury is worse than all of us thought. I know, for fact, that if he was healthy, he’d be out there practicing and getting ready for Thursday’s preseason opener. It’s not in his character to not practice so it’s certain, that he’s hurt.

    This is just another reason to blame Lovie Smith for these problems. I can understand why Urlacher wanted to play the last game of the season last year but if Lovie had a brain, he would have thought long term with him. Sit him out in a meaningless game. Before the idiots come out and say “The preseason is meaningless”, I would say it’s not. Players may find at least some of the games to be useful to see live play against other teams and to try to get into form.

    As in years past, the Bears suck without Urlacher playing. There isn’t much depth at the position and this goes back to once again, Jerry Angelo for not being able to draft a decent linebacker other than Briggs. All of the other picks at the position have sucked immensely.

  8. chucky Says:

    That’s another reason why I hate Lovies goddamned cryptic bullshit. “Personal Issues”? Fuck you Lovie, you stupid goddamned bastard. I’ll be so fucking happy when they show your ugly ass out the goddamned door!

    Preseason games ARE meaningless, if you are looking only at standings. But the workouts, practices, drills, and many other things that are a part of the preseason ARE important. Which make your comments spot on Fro. Anybody arguing with that is a fucking moron.

    Yeti should be around anytime now.

  9. DVXPrime Says:

    31-3.

    Okay, I know it’s the preseason, but when you get blown out on your own turf in the first game of the preseason, you’re telling your regular season opponents that you don’t have any depth on your bench, and your coaches don’t know what the hell they’re doing.

    I know people like to go to the games and tailgate and have fun with their friends, but why pay regular season ticket prices for preseason bullshit…ESPECIALLY WHEN THE HOME TEAM DOESN’T FUCKING SHOW UP!!!

    I am going on vacay to Vegas for a week. I need it too…the Cubs, Bulls doing almost nothing in the offseason, and now the Bears getting smoked in the preseason opener.

    DOES ANYONE EVEN TRY ANYMORE?

    DOES ANYONE CARE ANYMORE?

    This is going to be one bitter, brutal autumn folks…

  10. Fro Dog Says:

    DVX,

    I can understand why you would be frustrated. I wish the Bears would have played better but just take it easy my friend. I saw some good things from the game. Shea McClellin played pretty well. We also figured out that Caleb Hanie is the greatest preseason football player of all time!

    The Bears, in the last few years, haven’t played particularly great in the preseason and not many teams do. If this is going on in the regular season, then we can start going nuts. As mentioned earlier in the thread, it will take a game or two for them to figure out some stuff. There are a bunch of new guys here and while it’s for the better, they need to get use to each other.

  11. chucky Says:

    Considering how Lovie Baker hates showing his hand to the rest of the league, I wonder if he doesn’t just tank the preseason on purpose. That would fit his MO. Play like shit in the preseason, don’t run any plays that would give away any type of game plan, then hope they’re surprised when we play them in the regular season.

    I said it before, I’ll be so fucking happy when shitstain is shown the goddamn door.

  12. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Dale Sveum makes a lot of empty threats. How many times has he said that he was going to bench Starlin Castro after an error? He never does it.

  13. chucky Says:

    He’s like Mike Quade without the witless grin.

  14. Robert Says:

    Genre asked me if think sveum should be back next year….I am going to answer that with a hell no ….i dont care about loosing 9 of 10 this is a complete rebuild year what i do not like about dusty sveum is the fact u bought up your future now play him not neifi perez jr aka luis valbuenna

  15. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Agreed. Why isn’t Josh Vitters in Triple-A getting more at-bats until their season ends in August?

  16. genrebuster Says:

    ….who hired Sveum?

  17. ed Says:

    My main concern at this point re: The Chicago Bears is that horseshit offensive line. The first game is meaningless in the grand scheme of things, but footwork is footwork. Fundamentals are fundamentals. Jmarcus false start webb is not the answer. The Bears fucked up big by allowing Lovie to control the draft. (Look at the facts people).

    If Lovie Lee Smith is not fired this year…my head is going to fucking explode

  18. ed Says:

    Lovie Smith, Darryl Drake and John Hoke are in a boat on Lake Michigan with a pin hole leak. What do you call the leak?

    I call it not big enough!

  19. genrebuster Says:

    …..welcome to the club, ed!

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