A few thoughts on the first preseason game


Hey mom. Guess what? I am going to get a chance to play. Make sure you’re watching. Tell dad, too!

I won’t go too much into this game (it’s the preseason after all), but I was reminded in many ways last night of the past few years as a Bears fan. The Bears might have won, but I felt blood coming out of my eyes and ears. Here’s why.

Being as excited as I was for football to start, I just had to watch the pregame show. Dan Hampton is doing pregames for Fox 32 and he’s actually not as meatball-y as others. As the pregame goes on, I get more excited when then, they cut the camera to the Soldier Field sidelines for Lou Canellis. And who does Lou interview?

This guy:


Ted fucking Phillips? You’re kidding me, right? Oh, and if you missed it, here’s one sentence that summed up the stupidity of him and I quote: “I see a sense of comradery around the organization and the team.” – Yeah. Sure. And if there is, it’s certainly not because of you, Ted. This guy probably didn’t even know what a football was before the Bears hired him 30 years ago.

Well, now to the game. Let’s see, the Bears committed about 14 penalties in the game. I think half were false starts or offsides. It’s good to see the Bears in mid-season form with that. Oh, the first team defense gave up a touchdown on the first drive. The Dolphins went 14 plays and took up half of the quarter doing so.

Jimmy Clausen looked good. So did backup running back Jacquizz Rodgers. That was nice to see. Clausen actually looked fairly calm. That’s encouraging. A few guys some of us never even heard of until last night played pretty well too. And go figure, I already forgot the names of these guys.

Dickface overthrew Eddie Royal when he was wide open. It probably would have been an easy touchdown. The very next play, Dickface missed Martellus Bennett on the sideline.

I fucking hate Roger Goodell. I wish someone would punch him in his fucking face. Those 33-yard extra points are PATHETIC. Every year, he tries to water down the league by instituting new rules that are supposedly making the game better but in reality, it’s the exact opposite. Go to hell, Roger Goodell. And take Ted Phillips with you.

Alright. That’s enough from me. For those who watched any part of it, feel free to weigh in.

16 Responses to “A few thoughts on the first preseason game”

  1. chucky Says:

    For me, it’s really hard to get decent grip of this team on week one of the preseason. I turned on the pre-game show and was immediately pissed off because the very first face I saw, and voice I heard, was that of Mike Mulligan. Why was this moron on TV? The fucking hack has been mailing it in for the past several years on the Score, and from what I saw last night, that attitude carried over to TV. HE FUCKING SUCKS!!! And he’s ugly as hell too.

    As for the game, the first preseason game means absolutely nothing to me as far as just how good or how bad the Bears will be this year. Most of the game is played by guys who won’t be here a month from now, and when the starters do play, they usually will have some rust to work off. One thing I was looking for was if dumping Dr. Death, Marc Trestman and installing John Fox would change the mentality of this team. So far, I think it has, but it’ll take more time to wipe the fucking stench of the last regime away once and for all. All I can say at this point is THANK FUCKING GAWD THAT TRESTMAN IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. dvxprime Says:

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    Kevin White is out for at least six games and it could be for the season. Another first-round bust by the Bears.


  4. genrebuster Says:


  5. Fro Dog Says:

    Yes. And you had to see the press conference from Ryan Pace and John Fox today.

    Pace said that he had shin splints back in mini-camp and thought that rest would be better. That was in April.

    Then, Fox gets asked by a reporter if that was a good idea or not. He then replies with “You guys figure it out.”

    First, the Ray McDonald fiasco and now this. I can smell the shit all the way here from training camp.

  6. Pie in the Sky Says:

    On one hand, you have Goodell wanting to eliminating kickoffs for “safety” measures. He then proceeds to create longer extra points because…it completely defies those safety measures he was preaching before on special teams? And if an EXPT gets blocked and returned for a 1-pt safety, well, you basically have an out-of-control kickoff return where people are getting blocked into each other…

    I don’t understand anything this Commissioner does. Stop messing with the game. And quit handing out punishments because they rarely make any sense.

  7. genrebuster Says:

    Roger Goodell should be fired. He is PATHETIC.

  8. Fro Dog Says:

    Agreed. Goodell is a fucking hack. From the rule changes that water down the product to his garbage “we have to protect players”, the evidence is there. Next, he’s going to eliminate the coin toss and go “XFL” on everyone by making one player from each team scramble for a ball placed at the 50-yard line. But who needs a football? I bet Goodell places his tie at the 50-yard line instead. I can see it happening in the next two or three years.

    And while we are also talking about the Bears, does anyone here have experience working for a city hall in the water department? Or has anyone been a plumber here? If so, someone please explain why any new general manager or coach who comes to the Bears, sounds like they know what they are doing at first. And then, some time later, they begin to sound like idiots?

    I ask that question because I said last year that they must be drinking contaminated water at Halas Hall. I have no idea, but what was said in the press conferences by both Pace and Fox yesterday really pissed me off. Pace basically admitted that they hid the injury from fans and the media and didn’t recommend surgery back in April for White. Had he had the surgery then, he probably would have been ready for the regular season.

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    Well, I am not the only one who is pissed. Steve Rosenbloom is frustrated, too.


  10. CubsBearsSoxSuck Says:

    I’m really not to looking forward to the Chicago Bears this year. Dickface is still around. The defense is a bunch of square blocks being shoved in round holes. It’s going to suck.

    Here is my picks and predictions for the the 2015 Bears.

    PACKERS – Packers win this game. (0-1)

    CARDINALS – Cards got this. (0-2)

    @ SEAHAWKS – Bears get ass pounded in Seattle. (0-3)

    RAIDERS – Bears finally sneak one, but it’s ugly. (1-3)

    @ CHIEFS – Back in the loss bracket against a “decent” team (1-4)

    @ LIONS – Lions take this one. (1-5)

    VIKINGS – I think they can beat the Vikings at home. (2-5)

    @ CHARGERS – And back to losing… (2-6)

    @ RAMS – Christmas comes early. (3-6)

    BRONCOS – Peyton has been jizzing all week. (3-7)

    @ PACKERS – So has Aaron. (3-8)

    49ERS – Bears suck. (3-9)

    REDSKINS – Redskins really suck. (4-9)

    @ VIKINGS – I don’t think they can beat the Vikings away. (4-10)

    @ BUCCANEERS – lol Lovie. (5-10)

    LIONS – Better give the Lions that wildcard spot. (5-11)

    Next year?

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    CS’s post made me laugh but he’s probably right.

    I told Dan and Carl that the Bears, no matter how awful they are every year, that they have one game they have no business winning, but manage to sneak it out. I picked the game against the Rams that is the one of the year.

  12. chucky Says:

    I seriously don’t think they’ll be that good.

  13. dvxprime Says:

    If the Bears do have that one game where they have no business winning, it will more likely be on the road against a team on the edge of chaos. For me this would be the trip to San Diego. Also, maybe stealing one at home against the “new look LOLZ” 49ers?

  14. chucky Says:


    The Score just announced the new Bears post game show crew.

    1) Hub Arkush – I can actually live with this choice, as he’s very smart and knowledgeable, but he is a touch on the arrogant side.

    2) James “Big Cat” Williams – Just heard him on the radio for the first time. He will suck goat balls.

    3) Olin Kreutz – Just who will be responsible for making sure this guy doesn’t curse (very loudly, too) on the air? And not only that, doesn’t Kreutz have some kind of grudge with the Bears, dating back to when he left the team? I don’t remember now if he was cut or if he just wasn’t resigned, but I thought he was pissed at leaving.

    I don’t know, maybe O’Bradovich has had enough, and didn’t particularly want to come back after Doug Buffone died, but at least say as much to your listeners. I was hoping the O.B. would at least come back. This is going to suck something fierce. At least I have downloaded shows, dating back to 2010 with Buffone and O.B. to listen to.

    The post game show is now officially a trainwreck, and it hasn’t even started yet.

  15. Fro Dog Says:

    Heh. I had a FEELING you were going to be ANGRY about this.

    Hub is alright. I don’t understand the combination of Big Cat and Kruetz. First, Big Cat was a shitty player with the Bears. Does anyone remember how many false stars that idiot would have in a game? He was Fred Omiyale before we knew Fred Omiyale existed.

    Kruetz is just a fuck tard. Jerry Angelo actually didn’t re-sign him. Olin proceeded to go to the Saints, play a few games and then retire because he didn’t feel like playing anymore. So, with all of the Angelo fuck ups, this was one of the rare good moves by him. And if you guys remember, Kruetz broke Fred Miller’s jaw at a shooting range, no less, in 2005.

    I will probably watch the postgame show on Comcast SportsNet with Dan Jiggetts and Jim Miller. They aren’t too bad.

  16. chucky Says:

    I’m more than ANGRY about this. Out of all the people they had to have looked at, this is the best that they could come up with? Mitch Rosen should be kicked squarely in the fucking nuts(YARRR!!!) for this.

    Check this out. Last Saturday night I’m at a car show with my dad. We both had our cars there, and at around 6 or 7 in the evening a big ass 72 or 73 Chevy Impala pimp mobile pulls up, complete with a gaudy purple metal flake paint job, about $3000 in stereo equipment with enough bass to break factory spot welds, and like 25 or 30 inch spoke rims that could spin while the car is not moving. The hack DJ for the event said that we had a celebrity owned car in our midst. Yes it was the purple Chevy pimp mobile. Who was the celebrity who completely raped this Impala?

    None other than Devon Hester. This is just another reason that makes me glad he’s fucking gone. I HATE people who do customizing shit like this to old collectible cars. Manny Ramirez is also guilty of this heinous crime. Years ago he destroyed a perfectly good 1967 Lincoln convertible. I’ve hated him ever since. Here’s a link if you want to see it.



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