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The schedule is out for the Bears.

April 19, 2018

Here it is, folks. This is not looking good. And what’s with networks always wanting Bears vs. Packers in Green Bay for the whole world to see? It’s the same shit everytime. “Packers win easy.” Every. Fucking. Time.

Here’s the prediction machine courtesy of yours truly: 4-12. Wins against the Cardinals, Jets, Vikings and Giants. The Bears always have one game every year where nobody expects them to win and they end up doing so. I pick the home game against the Vikings for that. Everything else is, as it stands now, common sense.

Share your thoughts in the thread. The Draft is next weekend.

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Open thread.

April 12, 2018

Greetings. I am back. It was a good time in New Orleans. Well, until Saturday. It became very cold, windy and rainy. I ended up getting a bit of a cold because of it and thus, had a tough time enjoying the rest of the weekend.

I’ll be busy again with work these next few weeks. I do plan on putting another thread up for the NFL Draft in two weeks. That shall be interesting.

Fire away, folks.

Heading back to New Orleans

April 4, 2018

Hanging out with Chucky in 2014

Greetings to you. I want to once again apologize for not posting much these last couple of months. Work has just been hectic and as mentioned before, our sports’ lives just really suck right now. The Bears are making moves and getting ready for the Draft, but that’s still weeks away. The Bulls and Blackhawks have been absolutely lousy and will thankfully, be finishing up their campaigns very soon.

I will be having my annual WrestleMania trip this weekend and it’s a familiar place for me as I went to the one in New Orleans four years ago. This will be my seventh WrestleMania and fifth in a row. It’s really my only few days away from work every year.

I will gladly post some pictures (appropriate ones) when I get them. Maybe I will even run into Chucky again.

The Bears are doing that dumb thing again where they spend a bunch of money on free agents.

March 21, 2018

Forget drafting and developing players. Well, whoever they get ends up being hurt anyway. But already signing players with a history of injuries in the NFL? Come on.

Call me pessimistic, but it is what it is. And so far in the Ryan Pace disast-ERA, it’s more common.

I know, it’s the NFL. Everyone gets hurt. It’s just how it is these days and it’s unfortunate.

Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton are the big signings for this team. The Bears need to be smart (good joke) and not trade away draft picks just to move up like last year. Keep the picks and get as many players as possible. It’s a dart board, but they need to get some bullseyes.

What could be an under-the-radar signing is a new kicker in Cody Parker. He came from the Dolphins. The history of kickers on this team in my lifetime is a vile one. I mean, I had early memories of Kevin Butler and as much as I can’t stand this next guy, Robbie Gould’s first few years were really good. It was the last few that made me not miss him.

The thread is yours. Throw your thoughts into it. And apologies to all for not posting much lately. With work going crazy and a lousy winter in sports for Chicago, my desire has not been there. I’ll try to post more in the next month as the NFL Draft is in late April.

Shitty quarterback, who was signed by shitty general manager, released by shitty team.

March 1, 2018

This went one year too long. I still don’t understand why shitty general manager decided to sign shitty quarterback. He was shitty in Tampa Bay. Shitty quarterback was paid over $15 million dollars. Seriously.

I am praying shitty general manager finds a legit backup in the next few weeks. This could be another long regular season for shitty team. It’s too bad shitty team president gave shitty general manager a contract extension when he didn’t even earn it. Sheesh.

Your thoughts in this shitty thread.

Open thread

February 19, 2018

On this night, we get the last laugh.

February 9, 2018

Bulls 115 Timberwolves 114

On the night Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson Brickson and ThomASS come to the United Center, Zach LaVine and the crew pulled off a comeback late in the game to win. It was in unlikely fashion. Usually, it’s the Bulls that are the class of the NBA when it comes to blowing huge leads. This night, the Timerwolves found themselves up by as much as 17. Well, there is still some “Bulls” in the Timerwolves. So it makes sense.

I mentioned before on here that this year is different. The Bulls aren’t a team full of shitheads that I can’t stand. The character is different. Are they losing and blowing leads? Yeah, sure. But at least they are trying. They aren’t full of shit. They all feel they have something to prove. This team was really fun to watch when they had that winning streak earlier in the year.

No matter the results, I will say the Bulls won this trade for Jimmy Butler. The Bulls have three core pieces that could be all-stars in the years to come in Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine.

And really, who are we kidding? The Timerwolves aren’t going to do shit. ThomASS was always touted as a great defensive-minded coach. Well, they gave up 140 points to the Cavaliers earlier in the week. That game went into overtime, but giving up over 120 points or whatever it was in four quarters isn’t good defense. Jimmy Butler also played 40 minutes tonight.

Sound familiar?

Open thread

January 25, 2018

I know this time of year can be really slow around these parts of the internet. None of our teams are giving us any type of excitement. This usually results in low traffic. Our friends over at Fire Ron Turner are experiencing the same thing over the last year. Lousy teams equal lousy traffic in this dark area of the internet. It’s such a sad thing. If only the Bears were in the Super Bowl, I am sure this place would be electric. Instead, another sub-.500 season and a high pick in the draft.

This long winter continues in Chicago. Fire away.

If this is the end of the window, it’s been a crazy decade.

January 17, 2018

We all knew this time would come, but not this quickly.

It appears that the time frame for winning Stanley Cups has closed for our Chicago Blackhawks with this group of guys. In the years leading up to this resurgence, I didn’t have a prayer in the world for this franchise. Granted, I was young and dumb. But if anybody else thought differently, they’re lying.

Last year, the Blackhawks had the best record in the Western Conference. As we all know, that didn’t mean shit come playoff time when they were quickly swept by the Predators. After, changes were made.

This year, the first two games of the season were like “old times” with this team by beating the crap out of the defending champion Penguins and the Blue Jackets two nights later. After those two games, I felt like they were back and better than ever. After that, it’s been inconsistent. They are fighting just to try to get into the playoffs. And worst, all of the teams around them keep winning while they are up and down. Stars not playing like stars for whatever reason. Hossa had to retire. Just a bunch of stuff.

Now, with the news of Corey Crawford’s season-ending injury (vertigo), the only reason why they had a chance makes this close to impossible to overcome.

Really, I was happy just getting the one Stanley Cup back in 2010. But then, there are two more that I probably considered a “bonus”. Then, the spoiled little shit in me got out and wanted even more. It’s not easy just being happy with what I had.

I just don’t want the Blackhawks in obscurity like they were growing up.

Sure, they had a playoff run in 2002, but they were swept in that year too (by no other, than the Joel Quenneville-lead St. Louis Blues). The mid-2000’s just really sucked. The thoughts of Brian Sutter and Trent Yawney coaching this team makes me want throw my TV out the window. Note: If any of you remember that 2006 season with Yawney coaching, that was the pinnacle of bad.

Who knows. I could be entirely wrong and all of you can come back in June when the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup to tell me I’m a moron. Of course, I want that to be the case. I am still praying they turn it around this year or come back next year healthy and re-vamped.

If not, remember that we were given three more Stanley Cups than any of us thought we would ever see in our lives.

Okay, I’m joking. Sort of.

January 8, 2018

As you may have already noticed, I’ve updated the website here. Last coach, I was very serious by adding his name right into the header when he was hired. This guy, well, the jury is still out.

I was surprised this made this hire within a week. Is it the right choice? We’ll find out next season. I didn’t like Josh McDaniels due to his failure in Denver many years back. Other coaches from the Belichick tree? Others didn’t do so well, so I was okay with them not getting hired.

In order for this to have any type of success, Papa George-e-o and Teddy Bear need to stay as far as away from Halas Hall as possible. If they can both be shipped to the Bahamas, I am all for it. I know George is a very nice guy and many fans say the same. But they also say he doesn’t know what to do. Ted Phillips on the other hand, nobody likes him and everybody knows he has no business making football decisions. It’s as if someone who manages a Subway is told to help in a medical lab for stem cell research. Point being, these two should make sure of one thing: Signing the checks.

Your thoughts in the thread. For now, back to work I go.