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Sad day.

August 7, 2018

You fans older than me have many memories of the man known as “Stosh.” I wasn’t alive to see him play, but hear he was the greatest Blackhawk ever. I have had his jersey shirt for many years, though. I still wear it proudly.

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Fire Matt Nagy! Ravens 17 – No-name, no-face Bears 16

August 3, 2018

Okay, just kidding. Sort of. Again.

Awful. Just awful. These new rules are making the game even more dangerous. I think Roger Goodell is a damn loon. Football is no longer football. And no, this isn’t me acting like some “Neanderthal.” I am all for making the game safer, but it’s not. It’s worse.

Chase Daniel throws an interception that’s not his fault. But then, he throws one that is.

Matt Nagy wasted his timeouts right before halftime instead of trying to practice real, in-game situations. So he totally fits the mold of head coach of the Bears. It’s fine, though. He’s in mid-season form.

The Bears made a nice comeback there at the end. But in typical Chicago Bear fashion, they fell just short. Let’s get em’ next time!

Your thoughts in this useless thread.

A Perfect Ten (Years).

August 1, 2018

 

August 1st, 2008

That’s when this website was started. It wasn’t planned. It just happened because the original site that we all met each other at was nearing it’s end and we all needed a place to go. A place where we can just be ourselves. A place where nobody from the outside could find us and our asinine thoughts. We may have had nothing else in common with our lives other than one thing: We were pissed off at the Cubs and other teams in Chicago that sucked.

The next day after starting this site, I stood in my best friend’s wedding. He now has three kids to show for it. The very next year, our other best friend (out of the “triad” of us), decided to ruin his life by getting married as well. He has two kids.

At that time, I was living in a tiny, one-bedroom apartment and fresh out of college. I went through a few really rough patches throughout that time in life. I am now very blessed to have a great house and my dream job. In the cheesy and odd way, I grew up while this website was along for the ride.

I know I say this every year, but I always repeat it: I can’t believe it’s been this long. This time, I still mean that, but it’s much more significant. While things aren’t the same in terms of traffic like they use to be, I know there are still a few of you who like coming here. So many have come and gone with this place. Other Chicago sports’ websites started up and became deserted. But before those ones left, I ended up meeting people from other websites such as Hockeenight and Fire Ron Turner. Genrebuster and myself met up in 2016 in the city as well. It’s amazing how one common interest can bring a bunch of pissed off strangers together. In layman’s terms, it’s a miracle this place is still around. And each and every one you reading this is the reason for that.

I’d really like to give every one of you a special shout out, but I know I will forget names. I do have to thank Genrebuster, however, for helping out with the website. A man I’ve met personally, he’s as genuine as they get. I don’t enjoy speaking for others, but he does seem like the calmest out of all of us here when we are pissed off about something. That shows a lot of strength.

I am genuine in my words. I mean every single word I say in this post and every other post. All of you here are pretty awesome humans. At 32, I spent about a third of my life talking to all of you on a weekly/monthly basis. I do wish that one day, all of us get to come together for an awesome day at a pub somewhere in Chicago. I know we have discussed this numerous times, but ten years is way too damn long to just keep chatting on the internet. Let’s get something planned out while some of us are still together on this site.

For those who come here just to read the site, I really do appreciate it. I mean, I don’t know why you would come here when there are a billion other sites to read. For those who post, I thank each and every one of you very much. I express all the gratitude I can possibly give. It’s all peace and love FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDTS.

– Fro Dog

Optimism is never allowed in training camp.

July 22, 2018

It’s that time of year again. This time, the Bears reported about a week before other teams due to The Hall of Fame Game against the Ravens. So this just means that we will be hearing about injuries, players holding out and coaches telling the media that everyone is having a great camp earlier than usual.

This is what we have been given with the Bears over all of these years. Then, when the regular season starts, it will be coaches telling everyone that “we had a great week of practice” which means absolutely nothing on Sundays (or Mondays/Thursdays).

I can’t sit here and say that I have zero faith in Matt Nagy. But given the history of coaches who have come through the doors of this franchise, I have every reason to feel that way.

This will sound awful, but the last couple of years, I have been forgetting a lot of players that are or were on the team during that time. This is due to all of the injuries and roster turnaround in that team. The last few years, we’ve witnessed no-name, no-face players more often than so. A lot of these draft picks had either been hurt or are no longer on the team. That’s a sign of a franchise in the cellar.

First-round pick Roquan Smith has still, not signed a contract nor has reported to camp. If the Bears are going to get better on defense, this guy needs to be there and be healthy.

I am certain more will be written on specific players in the next few weeks. But for now, feel free to share your thoughts.

Open thread

July 2, 2018

FIRE AND PASSION!

Hello? Is it me that you’re looking for?

June 22, 2018

First, I want to apologize for not posting much in the last few months. I feel as I’ve written this before, but my life has been fairly time-consuming. In addition, the landscape of Chicago sports has made it difficult for me to give a damn lately. As I mentioned in the winter, lousy teams equal lousy interest. I couldn’t believe that the last thing I posted was an open thread back in early May.

It’s not just here, however. Many websites that were very popular many years ago have gone away. One thing I will guarantee is that this website will never go away. I just remember how this place was many years ago with tons of people here. The rise of social media (which I don’t have nor want to get into) has been the “discussion board” of sorts while sites like these are not being as popular. That’s fine and dandy. I’ll stay in the dark corner of the internet.

I think when the Fall arrives, so will more topics. The Bulls just had their picks for the Draft. They selected Wendell Carter Jr. from Duke and Chandler Hutchison from Boise State. Both players are supposed to help the Bulls to contend in the years to come. I’ll believe it when I see it.

The Blackhawks have their selection of draft picks starting tonight. I am praying they turn things around and get back to being contenders. That window is closing.

Of course, this is all for you to discuss. I’ll try to post another open thread next week. For those who are still around, it’s appreciated. Thank you very much.

Open thread

May 8, 2018

UNLEASH THE FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT.

And I thought Ryan Pace was going to trade away picks for a punter! (2018 Draft Review)

April 29, 2018

The excuses are over for Ryan Pace. In fact, they were over when he took over. I wasn’t pleased with contract extension at the end of last season. And while I am not a fan of trading away draft picks as he traded up in the second round, he was still able to walk away with seven picks. Looking at the selections, I still wish the Bears would have added help in the secondary and more on the offensive line, but this will do. Roquan Smith was the Butkus Award Winner for best defensive player in college. Of course, it would be so “Bears” if he and the others either got hurt all the time or sucked. It’s the Bear way.

This isn’t a post meant for pessimism/criticism. That being said, history is not on our side. We shall see what happens. Share your thoughts in the thread.

Roquan Smith – Linebacker

James Daniels – Center

Anthony Miller – Wide Receiver

Joel Iyiegbuniwe – Linebacker

Bilal Nichols – Defensive Tackle

Kylie Fitts – Defensive End

Javon Wims – Wide Receiver

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.

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.