Archive for October, 2017

The Bears doing Bears’ things: Saints 20 Bears 12

October 29, 2017

Well, the Bears had their chances. Then, bad decisions fucked them royally. It’s what the Bears do. We are use to this. It didn’t help that referees had a bad game as well. I won’t say it made the difference, but it made it more difficult for the Bears.

Kyle Fuller: First drive of the game and the defense has a stop. It should just be a field goal. Instead, this guy is lined up in the neutral zone. Five-yard penalty and an automatic first down. Next play? Touchdown Saints. A week after I praised this guy, he fucks up.

Connor Barth: Fuck this guy and his missed field goals.

Play-calling on offense: Here we go again. The defense just got the ball back with a chance to win the fucking game down 17-12. It was the defense’s forced turnover of the game. 2nd and 1. Instead of RUNNING THE FUCKING BALL to just get a first down, it’s passes galore. Un-fucking-believable. Horrible calls. Just get the first down and begin again. Instead, the Saints get the ball back and get a field goal making it 20-12.

Mitch Trubuisky: Poor guy. He’s trying. The receivers can’t run routes. They also can’t catch the ball.

Zach Miller’s touchdown that wasn’t a touchdown: This dude’s leg is snapped in half on a catch for a touchdown. His career as a Bear at least is probably over. This is where the referees fucked up. It was a clear catch. The ball didn’t hit the ground. And yet, it was called back. Double-whammy.

A much needed bye-week for all of us is up next. The Packers are in town two weeks from now. Your thoughts in the thread.

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meanwhile, back in Wrigleyville…..

October 26, 2017

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21170994/chicago-cubs-fire-hitting-pitching-third-base-coaches

The Eddie Jackson Show: Bears 17 Panthers 3

October 22, 2017

Well, it wasn’t the most exciting game in the second half. But I don’t give a damn how the Bears win. Eddie Jackson had the game of his life and combine that with the rest of the defense, sCam Newton found his face in the dirt quite a bit.

Eddie Jackson: What a game for the rookie. He scored the only touchdowns on the day and in amazing fashion. A fumble return for a touchdown as well as a pick six on a deflection.

Kyle Fuller: He deserves a ton of credit for the last two games. He came to play again today. This is his contract year and I just wonder if he were to re-sign, if this would keep up. But, he was pretty damn good today. And in these last two games, the defense has actually done exactly what I’ve been screaming for all these years: COVERING RECEIVERS.

Defensive line: These guys showed up big time as well. They sacked Newton five times. Akiem Hicks, Eddie Golman, Mitch Unrein and Leonard Floyd made sCam Newton their bitch and it was beautiful. Fuck that guy.

Play-calling on offense: 2nd and goal at the 1 and instead of doing a simple quarterback sneak or fullback dive, they to run the ball to the side. It only lead to a field goal. This has to change. Trubisky is not being put in a position to succeed. They stopped with the bootlegs and now, they aren’t giving him more protection. The offensive line is bad and that’s they need to use two tight ends for max protect if he’s going to drop back to pass. Even the running backs are getting stuffed at times (see the 2nd and goal at the 1).

As crazy as this sounds, had the Vikings lost today, the Bears would have only been one game out of first place. Insane. The Packers did lose and the Lions had a bye. Next up are the Saints (who beat the Packers today) in the Superdome.

The best team in the NL is going to the 2017 World Series.

October 20, 2017

It doesn’t always happen…but no surprise here. NOTHING was easy for the 2017 Chicago Cubs, they never clicked, (as discussed here,  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2017-cubs-never-clicked/ )

The Cubs were fortunate to win the division and make the playoffs. It was obvious to anybody who knows baseball that the pitching was suspect. Hitting was all or nothing at all, much of the season.

There will be some big changes next year. I hope they can shore up the bullpen, and IF he returns (unlikely?) get Wade Davis some help, before his arm falls off…ha ha ha ha.

Now that they have won a World Series, it sure feels different (as Fro and I “discussed” recently via text). I’ve enjoyed the success they’ve had these past 3 seasons, and hope they can make it to the post-season a 4th year in a row.

You KNOW that Theo wants another WS ring with the Cubs…………………….

As Dave posted in the previous thread: “Good season for the Cubs. I can’t complain too much, its been a nice 3 years. Just have to fill in the holes like we did after the 2015 season.”

All the Best, my FRENDTS!

Cubs are not looking good…wait ’till next year?

October 17, 2017

Guys…I apologize for not posting more; my plate is pretty full.

Not looking good…Happ just dropped the ball after hitting the wall. The Cubs can’t pitch or hit (again) and I’m not “feeling it”.

That said, somebody has to win 4 before this series is over, which could happen tomorrow…it’s starting to feel like Cubs-Mets (2015).

The floor is yours, my frendts.

p.s. Walks do NOT clog the bases…the Cubs’ bullpen SUCKS.

 

 

Can this ever be easy? Bears 27 Ravens 24

October 15, 2017

Well, when your team has a lead of 17-3 and then, 24-16 at the two-minute warning, there should be no excuse them to blow it. The Bears won this in overtime thanks to a gutsy run by Jordan Howard and a prayer from Trubisky to Wright. Then, hell officially froze over as Connor Barth nailed a 40-yard field goal to win it.

Mitchell Trubisky: He’s doing what he can. The offensive line can’t protect him and receivers cannot get open. The play-calling also needs to be better. The Ravens were prepared for his bootleg runs. He needs to have more plays with him to be in the pocket WITH an option to scramble. Maybe next year when the Bears have another high draft pick, Pace can trade that along with three other picks just to move up one spot and take a wide receiver. I have faith in that.

Adrian Amos: Hey, this guy and Kyle Fuller came to play. Amos had an interception for a touchdown. The entire defense was solid only giving up three field goals. Akiem Hicks had a field day on Joe Flacco.

Tariq Cohen: Touchdown pass? Great! Fumble leading to points by the Ravens? Bad. Back to the touchdown, great play-calling by Dowell Loggains. Trubisky isn’t putting up big numbers, but these trick plays are opening up other options. Zach Miller had a nice catch in the end zone from Cohen.

Jordan Howard: 36 carries, 167 yards. 53-yard run in overtime. Enough said.

Special teams: These fucking guys are terrible. Up 17-3, Bobby Rainey gets knocked down by his own teammate and the Bears think he’s down. And instead, they all spectate. PLAY UNTIL THE WHISTLE. Touchdown Ravens. Then, after Trubisky throws a touchdown to Dion Sims (great catch), the Bears are leading 24-13. Two-minute warning is up and the Bears promptly punted after failing to get a yard on 3rd down. Then, an EASY touchdown return by Michael Campanaro. The Ravens promptly succeed on the two-point conversion. The special teams allowed this to happen.

Next up: sCam Newton and the Panthers come to town next Sunday. Lock your doors or risk having your laptop stolen by sCam Newton.

The Iceman Pitcheth…….what a game!

October 13, 2017

“I’ve always known he’s got a lot of mettle in his soul,” Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. “The guy just shows up. He’s got ice in his veins.”

Lost my voice screaming: Vikings 20 Bears 17

October 9, 2017

A ton of penalties.

Bad defense.

Costly turnovers.

Isn’t that every loss by the Bears? I mean, they had a touchdown in the first quarter only to have it called back by a holding penalty. They also stopped the Vikings late in the game and Leonard Floyd was called for holding. I mean, this is what it is. The Bears are still a very bad football team.

Mitch Trubisky: Hey, it was fun watching him play. That two-point conversion was amazing. I know that interception was not a smart throw that cost them the game late. RUN THE DAMN BALL. But overall, bad defense and penalties ultimately decided it. And if anyone thinks Mike Glennon gave them a better chance, please go put your head into a bucket of wet cement.

Bears vs. Ravens next week in Baltimore.

Your thoughts in the thread.

Stepping up when it really counts (again).

October 7, 2017

I’m glad Maddon started Kyle Hendricks last night.

I believe that he’s the current “ace” of the Chicago Cubs starting pitchers. What a great performance last night. Like Greg Maddux, he can be overpowering, without a crushing fastball.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-cubs-ace-kyle-hendricks-haugh-spt-1007-20171006-column.html

Mitch-A-Palooza starts this coming Monday night.

October 2, 2017