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…shades of K Fucking G!

August 17, 2017

…..sorry, my frendts!

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I didn’t watch the game, but kept up with closing moments on-line. They gagged, but didn’t choke. They live another day.

Something is “off” with this Cubs team. Does the loss of Dexter Fowler have anything to do with it?

 

Trubisky shines – Is it fool’s gold?

August 10, 2017

Broncos 24 Bears 17

Quarterback stats (Cue Yeti):

Mitchell Trubisky – 18/25, 166 yards, 1 TD, 103.1 Rating; 3 rushes for 38 yards

Mike Glennon (sucks): 2/8, 20 yards, 1 INT (returned for a touchdown)

Mark “Dirty” Sanchez: 1/4, 4 yards

Trubisky completed his first nine passes and all were right on the money. The accuracy was just insane on his attempts. On the scoring drives, he did a great job of eating up the clock while running the offense smoothly. If it weren’t for the I-Pass defense in the fourth quarter, they win this game. He nearly led them to a touchdown in the final seconds. Impressive.

We’ve seen this before, correct? I can just remember Caleb Hanie tearing it up in the preseason only to suck ass in the regular season.

While you were (or weren’t) watching the Bears, former Bear David Fales (!) threw a 99-yard touchdown pass for the Dolphins. While I liked Fales, this is proof that the preseason isn’t always what it’s built up to be.

Bears vs. Cardinals next Saturday night in the desert.

Hello, friend. (And the Bears start preseason Thursday)

August 8, 2017

I am sure the opinion is split. You love him or you hate him. But, he’s back.

I’ve said this numerous times over the last couple of years. It was just time for him to leave the Bears. Whether it was his fault or the team around him, it was just time to go. If that trade eight years ago were available again, I’d take it every time. Jerry Angelo didn’t make many great decisions, but that was one of them.

So, we shall see in this season whether or not he helps the Dolphins.

Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Mike Glennon sucks. And can someone please explain Mark Sanchez? If you can, please leave your theories in the thread.

Also, Ted Phillips has been with the Chicago Bears for 34 years. I don’t get that either.

Bears vs. Broncos Thursday in the preseason opener.

Wake up….or go to sleep!

August 5, 2017

I’m skeptical that this Cubs team can do it.

Wade Davis has not been “lights out” recently…some of his recent saves were a little too dramatic (for me). He blew a non-save opportunity and lost; a game where they had fought back from a large deficit.

The pitching is inconsistent, at best…as we’ve learned through the years, walks do NOT clog the bases (cue Carl Edwards Jr.). The hitting is inconsistent…chasing bad pitches isn’t going to get it done (cue Javy Baez).

Daniel Murphy. That guy is reminding me of Steve Garvey (barf) . I believe that there are a few here among us who know what I mean…

I had a feeling that the Cubs would “relax” after their series opening drubbing of Arizona. Losing that series was bad enough…if they lose this series to the Nationals, I don’t like their chances of winning the division and making it to the playoffs. I think our good friend ernie previously stated the same.

The standings are tightening up…and everybody is gunning for the 2016 WS champs.

Question. Who is the “clubhouse leader”?

 

Another year in the books: Fire (Some Asshole(s) In Chicago Sports) turns 9!

August 1, 2017

(The man in the referee shirt – May 2017)

It doesn’t get old for me every year at this time. It was exactly nine years ago today that many of us ventured over to this dark corner of the internet. And trust me, the previous place was a pretty dark corner as well.

To think that we would actually get what we asked for at the start would be nothing more than a mere pipe dream. That was, to see the Cubs win the World Series.

If I forget any of your names, I am truly sorry. But to see a bunch of you long-time fans who had to witness the garbage of 1969 or 1984, I was most happy for you. You guys saw way more failure than I could ever imagine. Genre, Jimmy D., Ernie, MadCityMac, DVX and Chucky, you guys deserved it the most.

To the rest of you folks who actually find this place interesting (Dave, Pie, who else?), you guys are awesome too. For the ones who use to post that may come back, thanks for all of the fun times. I pray you all are doing better. For the others who may just read this site to either laugh with or at us, thanks as well. If you’re laughing at us though, feel free to chime in so Chucky can track you down and properly, saw off your nuts.

We’ve seen a lot happen over the nine years. I am very happy this place is still around with all of those other “blogs” going Hollywood or simply going away. This place costs little to nothing to run and I am fortunate that some of you have still stuck around.

Let’s keep the train moving!

Oh, look. Pernell McPhee is hurt again; Kyle Long still not practicing

July 30, 2017

I miss you dude.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-pernell-mcphee-out-knee-surgery-spt-0729-20170728-story.html

Here we are again, ladies and gentleman. Training camp is here. If you are looking for bad football, injuries, coaches lying about injuries and everything in between, look no further than Bourbonnais, Illinois where the Chicago Bears are practicing!

Not even two days into it, the injuries are piling up. I know, I know. It’s all over the NFL and not just with the Bears. But damn, this is insane. Pernell McPhee is out for the foreseeable future with knee surgery. Backup running back Jeremy Langford sprained his ankle DURING A WALK-THROUGH. Good Lord, you can’t make this shit up. But you can say that for a lot of things the Bears do.

It’s even worse with offensive lineman Josh Sitton M.I.A. and Kyle Long still being out after surgery as well.

The “experts” have weighed in saying that the Bears have the best offensive lineman in the division. I beg to differ, especially when guys like Long and Sitton may not be 100% this year or ever. And even if they are all healthy and great, the Bears don’t have any quarterbacks or healthy wide receivers for them to throw to.

Meanwhile, who’s in the secondary? A bunch of faceless guys who’s names we don’t even know?

A week from Thursday is the first preseason game. It’s going to be a long season.

“In the big picture of things, I think it’s the long ball this year that makes [my ERA] look worse than it really is” – Justin Grimm

July 24, 2017

Special thanks to our good friend ernie for bringing this to my attention, via Justin Grimm’s BRILLIANT quote:

“In the big picture of things, I think it’s the long ball this year that makes [my ERA] look worse than it really is,” Grimm said.

Uh…ok. But last time I checked, your ERA “is what-it-is”.

http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/45101/who-can-joe-maddon-trust-in-the-cubs-bullpen

One-two-three…go!

So far, so good….

July 19, 2017

The Cubs have won 5 in a row – on the road – since the all-star break.

The bats have come alive. Starting pitching has been better. Quintano was lights out in his debut. Arrieta, Lester and Lackey pitched well. They struggled to hold a couple of leads but prevailed. Davis was “off” last night, but is now 18 for 18 in saves. Tonite, Rondon allowed one hit and struck out the side in the 9th. Hendricks returns soon.

Thoughts?

Open thread

July 12, 2017

Training camp for the Bears starts two weeks from today. And I, for one, am terrified.

Buh Bye…

June 30, 2017

Miguel Montero banished from the Cubs (fine with me).  

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/cubs/2017/06/29/theo-epstein-miguel-montero-bad-teammate-explains-cubs-decision/438611001/

Your thoughts?