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jbc [TotalFark]
2017-11-13 09:56:57 AM  
Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.
 
2017-11-13 11:31:20 AM  

jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.


You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza
 
2017-11-13 11:56:10 AM  
I read the comments :(
 
2017-11-13 11:57:00 AM  
I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.
 
2017-11-13 11:59:21 AM  

SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.


Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.
 
2017-11-13 12:01:42 PM  
The NFL wants to go global, but it still prominently caters to the US military. Curious.
 
2017-11-13 12:04:28 PM  

Clash City Farker: The NFL wants to go global, but it still prominently caters to the US military. Curious.


Have you checked lately? The US Military is pretty much global.
 
2017-11-13 12:06:13 PM  
Good.
 
2017-11-13 12:13:07 PM  

themindiswatching: jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.

You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza



But they're still better than Domino's, right?

/Been a long time since I've had either one.
//Prefer Garlic Jim's.
///Not sure what their politics are.
 
2017-11-13 12:13:12 PM  
The comments on that page are great.

"I am largest footballs fan and I did not watch any of the football matches this weekend because players are worst than a Novosibirsk prostitute.  Sad!"
 
2017-11-13 12:13:25 PM  
Everyone moved on to the next big outrage.
 
2017-11-13 12:15:41 PM  

DubyaHater: I read the comments :(


Yahoo news comments are one of the oldest sources of wharrgarbl.  Remember, that's how most derpers first got exposed to the internet in the late 90s/early 2000s.
 
2017-11-13 12:17:17 PM  

DubyaHater: I read the comments :(


As did I.  And they were hilarious. "The article is lying, I KNOW the stadiums
Were half empty Because I watched the game on tv. Boycott the NFL!!"
 
2017-11-13 12:20:25 PM  
I drove by Gillette Stadium a couple hours before the Patriots game last night and the place was farking EMPTY. Explain that, Liberal Lamestream Media types.
 
2017-11-13 12:25:04 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.


Yeah, that was the call that pretty much ruined any chance of me having a good afternoon.

I think I'm officially done with live events. I can't handle how inconsiderate,selfish, and barbaric people become in large crowds. These twenty-somethings behind me spent the entire game coaching the Bears via yelling from the 400-level.

I saw Doug Stanhope at the Portage Theater Thursday, and people kept shouting and interrupting the performer during that. The day after, Doug went on Twitter and pretty much angrily announced that he's retiring after he finishes his tour.

 Saw Nick Swardson last week, and the guy behind me was literally falling-down drunk at 10:00 PM for a 10:15 show, yet sober enough to stay awake and yell sh*t out the entire show.

All I want to know is, have live performances always sucked this much to attend and I was too young to care, or was there a time when people could be at least a little civil when they enter a venue?
 
2017-11-13 12:33:37 PM  
SkylineRecords: All I want to know is, have live performances always sucked this much to attend and I was too young to care, or was there a time when people could be at least a little civil when they enter a venue?

Around here they're much better now than they were in my youth - drunken profane assholes getting into fist fights happened a good half dozen times a game back in the day.
 
2017-11-13 12:35:45 PM  

DubyaHater: I read the comments :(


Dude.
 
2017-11-13 12:37:50 PM  

themindiswatching: jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.

You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza


That's because it's perfect. A master pizza if you will.
 
2017-11-13 12:38:40 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.


I didn't see the game - when did that happen? Around 8 minutes left in the 2nd? I'm watching the NFL recap and it shows the player get down to the pylon and the next play they show is the Pack coming back the other way with no score change.
 
2017-11-13 12:38:58 PM  

DubyaHater: I read the comments :(


No one uses yahoo, it's bots talking to bots.
 
2017-11-13 12:39:08 PM  

SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.


I've been to one Bears game and it was in November.  It was against the Saints.  It was pouring rain, 33 degrees, and windy.  The only thing worse than the weather was seeing an offense led by Cade McNown vs an offense led by whatever Billy Joe the Saints had out there.  I can't remember which one.
 
2017-11-13 12:39:32 PM  

The_Sponge: themindiswatching: jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.

You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza


But they're still better than Domino's, right?

/Been a long time since I've had either one.
//Prefer Garlic Jim's.
///Not sure what their politics are.


Barely. And only because Dominos has weird sauce. Like, really weird sauce.
 
2017-11-13 12:40:27 PM  

SkylineRecords: I can't handle how inconsiderate,selfish, and barbaric people become in large crowds.

the Bears...
Doug Stanhope...
Nick Swardson...


I think I see the source of your problem: you like the same stuff that assholes do.
 
2017-11-13 12:41:01 PM  
OK, while I think the "boycott" is a bunch of clueless morons, that was a shiatty list for an example.

9 games listed as examples.

4 games had a drop in attendance.

1 game had a .11% increase.

1 game had a .03% increase.

So, thanks to Yahoo's brilliant journalists, they made a list where only 3 games had an increase of even a single percentage point. Obviously, they totes proved their point.
 
2017-11-13 12:44:33 PM  

meanmutton: DeathByGeekSquad: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.

I didn't see the game - when did that happen? Around 8 minutes left in the 2nd? I'm watching the NFL recap and it shows the player get down to the pylon and the next play they show is the Pack coming back the other way with no score change.


Okay, after going back and doing some digging - they said he lost control of the ball while still in bounds and then fumbled into the end zone. I didn't see a good video of the fumble itself but if he lost control of the ball before it touched the pylon (which is what the Ref said he saw) then touching the pylon makes it "in the end zone". Any fumble by an offensive player that goes out of bounds after going into the end zone is a touchback awarded to the other team.
 
2017-11-13 12:48:19 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.


Not only that, his hand was out from underneath the ball before it touched the pylon, so the fumble was gonna happen. the ball would have touched the ground if the pylon wasn't there. I just watched that one on a Twitter video(WHY do people post videos to farking Twitter, BTW? They never load right).
 
2017-11-13 12:49:37 PM  

UNC_Samurai: DubyaHater: I read the comments :(

Yahoo news comments are one of the oldest sources of wharrgarbl.  Remember, that's how most derpers first got exposed to the internet in the late 90s/early 2000s.


Yahoo comments back in the day used to allow for image posting. Good Lord, the mods were slow in dealing with that and the devolved into terribleness quickly.
 
2017-11-13 12:49:38 PM  

meanmutton: meanmutton: DeathByGeekSquad: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.

I didn't see the game - when did that happen? Around 8 minutes left in the 2nd? I'm watching the NFL recap and it shows the player get down to the pylon and the next play they show is the Pack coming back the other way with no score change.

Okay, after going back and doing some digging - they said he lost control of the ball while still in bounds and then fumbled into the end zone. I didn't see a good video of the fumble itself but if he lost control of the ball before it touched the pylon (which is what the Ref said he saw) then touching the pylon makes it "in the end zone". Any fumble by an offensive player that goes out of bounds after going into the end zone is a touchback awarded to the other team.


His knee was out of bounds and his hand was touching the ball. In any other case other than this it would be out of bounds. Always thought it was a strange rule giving the ball to the other team when its fumbled out of the end zone.
 
2017-11-13 12:51:56 PM  

mephisto6: The_Sponge: themindiswatching: jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.

You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza


But they're still better than Domino's, right?

/Been a long time since I've had either one.
//Prefer Garlic Jim's.
///Not sure what their politics are.

Barely. And only because Dominos has weird sauce. Like, really weird sauce.



Ah.

/Safe to assume they both beat out Little Caesar's?
 
2017-11-13 12:57:35 PM  

The_Sponge: mephisto6: The_Sponge: themindiswatching: jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.

You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza


But they're still better than Domino's, right?

/Been a long time since I've had either one.
//Prefer Garlic Jim's.
///Not sure what their politics are.

Barely. And only because Dominos has weird sauce. Like, really weird sauce.


Ah.

/Safe to assume they both beat out Little Caesar's?


I really don't remember - it's been awhile since I've had that.
Totinos is pretty good though!
 
2017-11-13 12:59:31 PM  

Mikey1969: OK, while I think the "boycott" is a bunch of clueless morons, that was a shiatty list for an example.

9 games listed as examples.

4 games had a drop in attendance.

1 game had a .11% increase.

1 game had a .03% increase.

So, thanks to Yahoo's brilliant journalists, they made a list where only 3 games had an increase of even a single percentage point. Obviously, they totes proved their point.


The link towards the bottom that takes you to all the stats for all the teams in 2017 shows there is absolutely no boycott, or at least that tickets one person didn't buy were scooped up by another.
This "boycott" is a hilarious facade.
 
2017-11-13 01:07:06 PM  

LarryDan43: meanmutton: meanmutton: DeathByGeekSquad: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.

I didn't see the game - when did that happen? Around 8 minutes left in the 2nd? I'm watching the NFL recap and it shows the player get down to the pylon and the next play they show is the Pack coming back the other way with no score change.

Okay, after going back and doing some digging - they said he lost control of the ball while still in bounds and then fumbled into the end zone. I didn't see a good video of the fumble itself but if he lost control of the ball before it touched the pylon (which is what the Ref said he saw) then touching the pylon makes it "in the end zone". Any fumble by an offensive player that goes out of bounds after going into the end zone is a touchback awarded to the other team.

His knee was out of bounds and his hand was touching the ball. In any other case other than this it would be out of bounds. Always thought it was a strange rule giving the ball to the other team when its fumbled out of the end zone.


"Hand touching the ball" doesn't mean "in control of the ball". The Ref ruled he had no control - I haven't seen good video so I don't have an opinion on it.

That said, I totally agree with you on the "fumble out of bounds in the end zone" rule. Seems overly punitive.
 
2017-11-13 01:25:56 PM  

lindalouwho: Mikey1969: OK, while I think the "boycott" is a bunch of clueless morons, that was a shiatty list for an example.

9 games listed as examples.

4 games had a drop in attendance.

1 game had a .11% increase.

1 game had a .03% increase.

So, thanks to Yahoo's brilliant journalists, they made a list where only 3 games had an increase of even a single percentage point. Obviously, they totes proved their point.

The link towards the bottom that takes you to all the stats for all the teams in 2017 shows there is absolutely no boycott, or at least that tickets one person didn't buy were scooped up by another.
This "boycott" is a hilarious facade.


Yeah< i was just pointing out that Yahoo sucks. They picked horrible examples to show their work...
 
2017-11-13 01:28:50 PM  
Sorry guys, I'm the one person in the country who likes the "fumble out of the end zone and it's a touchback for the defense" rule, my bad. But it feels good to finally be part of the 1%!

It's a HUGE reward for the defense when they can force a fumble from the offense that is thatclose to putting 6 points on the board. To give the ball back to the offense at that point would feel like a big middle finger to the defense after making a big play when they need it most.

And if you're on offense you've got to be smart about ball security, knowing that a fumble in that area could be erasing a golden scoring opportunity. Laying out to get that ball to the plane of the goal line is a high-risk/high-reward play, and changing the current rule would take a lot of the risk out of it, and I'd hate to see that happen.
 
2017-11-13 01:30:41 PM  

LarryDan43: DubyaHater: I read the comments :(

No one uses yahoo, it's bots talking to bots.


img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-11-13 01:42:29 PM  

Mikey1969: lindalouwho: Mikey1969: OK, while I think the "boycott" is a bunch of clueless morons, that was a shiatty list for an example.

9 games listed as examples.

4 games had a drop in attendance.

1 game had a .11% increase.

1 game had a .03% increase.

So, thanks to Yahoo's brilliant journalists, they made a list where only 3 games had an increase of even a single percentage point. Obviously, they totes proved their point.

The link towards the bottom that takes you to all the stats for all the teams in 2017 shows there is absolutely no boycott, or at least that tickets one person didn't buy were scooped up by another.
This "boycott" is a hilarious facade.

Yeah< i was just pointing out that Yahoo sucks. They picked horrible examples to show their work...


Heh. No argument there.
 
2017-11-13 01:44:32 PM  
Okay but ratings are down, which is an issue for the NFL, I get.

BUT. How accurate are those numbers?  Does that factor in NFL Gameday subscribers? Or Verizon customers? I'm a cord cutter but I have a Verizon phone that I watch the NFL games on...I doubt that translates over to the Nielsen rating system...so are they truly down, or are people just finding other ways to watch the games?   Because it's a lot easier to watch a game on my phone and do stuff on my workbench than it is to loaf on the couch in front of the tv.  And i'm sure i'm not the only one.
 
2017-11-13 01:47:52 PM  

abhorrent1: LarryDan43: DubyaHater: I read the comments :(

No one uses yahoo, it's bots talking to bots.

[img.fark.net image 384x367]


Wow. That's worse than "how is babby formed"
 
2017-11-13 02:06:28 PM  

The_Sponge: themindiswatching: jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.

You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza


But they're still better than Domino's, right?

/Been a long time since I've had either one.
//Prefer Garlic Jim's.
///Not sure what their politics are.


Donatos still has me by my heartstrings:
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2017-11-13 02:09:05 PM  

rummonkey: The_Sponge: themindiswatching: jbc: Don't tell Papa John and his alt-right pizza customers.

You mean alt-pizza.

/what they're serving isn't good pizza


But they're still better than Domino's, right?

/Been a long time since I've had either one.
//Prefer Garlic Jim's.
///Not sure what their politics are.

Donatos still has me by my heartstrings:
[img.fark.net image 700x420]


Is that... calamari and sausage?
 
2017-11-13 02:13:06 PM  

SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.


 Lol  don't be so down. The modern structure of the NFL nearly guarantees you'll get a berth sooner or later (unless there is a factory, specializing in producing sadness like those guys down the street from you). You beat the Steelers and gave the Saints a run for the money, so depending on how old you are there's always next year.
 
2017-11-13 02:23:05 PM  
You know who generally doesn't have a problem with NFL players taking a knee during the anthem?  Actual veterans.
 
2017-11-13 02:25:55 PM  

tommyl66: Sorry guys, I'm the one person in the country who likes the "fumble out of the end zone and it's a touchback for the defense" rule, my bad. But it feels good to finally be part of the 1%!

It's a HUGE reward for the defense when they can force a fumble from the offense that is thatclose to putting 6 points on the board. To give the ball back to the offense at that point would feel like a big middle finger to the defense after making a big play when they need it most.

And if you're on offense you've got to be smart about ball security, knowing that a fumble in that area could be erasing a golden scoring opportunity. Laying out to get that ball to the plane of the goal line is a high-risk/high-reward play, and changing the current rule would take a lot of the risk out of it, and I'd hate to see that happen.


Except that you're punishing the offense for gaining an extra couple yards (or rewarding the defense for giving up an extra couple yards). You lose the ball at the 3 and it goes forward a couple yards and rolls out of bounds - offense has the ball. Offense manages to squeeze out two extra yards before coughing it out, that same play is a turnover now. It's a huge difference for just an extra couple yards.
 
2017-11-13 02:29:38 PM  

dickfreckle: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

 Lol  don't be so down. The modern structure of the NFL nearly guarantees you'll get a berth sooner or later (unless there is a factory, specializing in producing sadness like those guys down the street from you). You beat the Steelers and gave the Saints a run for the money, so depending on how old you are there's always next year.


I'm 32, and the last time I saw the Bears win the Super Bowl, I was 4 months old.

The last time I saw the Bears PLAY in a Super Bowl, I was 21. Watched my favorite player (Devin Hester) return the opening kickoff for a TD. Talk about going from the ultimate high to severe depression in a matter of 3 hours.

My hopes of a playoff berth are pretty low as long as the McCaskey family is in charge. It seems like they're always saving and never spending. If they do business like any other company in Chicago, our hopes of a championship is going into a slush fund that would give Bernie Madoff a boner.
 
2017-11-13 02:39:40 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

Was also there.  That challenge call was a travesty.  When your options are between the knee clearly touching before the pylon moved, and the pylon moving causing a touchdown, how do you reach the decision that the pylon caused a fumble which was then recovered by the other team?

Knee, clearly down before the pylon moved.  Out of bounds.


The ball was loose before the knee was down.  The toe might have been out before the ball was loose though.
 
2017-11-13 02:41:02 PM  

meanmutton: tommyl66: Sorry guys, I'm the one person in the country who likes the "fumble out of the end zone and it's a touchback for the defense" rule, my bad. But it feels good to finally be part of the 1%!

It's a HUGE reward for the defense when they can force a fumble from the offense that is thatclose to putting 6 points on the board. To give the ball back to the offense at that point would feel like a big middle finger to the defense after making a big play when they need it most.

And if you're on offense you've got to be smart about ball security, knowing that a fumble in that area could be erasing a golden scoring opportunity. Laying out to get that ball to the plane of the goal line is a high-risk/high-reward play, and changing the current rule would take a lot of the risk out of it, and I'd hate to see that happen.

Except that you're punishing the offense for gaining an extra couple yards (or rewarding the defense for giving up an extra couple yards). You lose the ball at the 3 and it goes forward a couple yards and rolls out of bounds - offense has the ball. Offense manages to squeeze out two extra yards before coughing it out, that same play is a turnover now. It's a huge difference for just an extra couple yards.


I'm punching myself for saying this, but that's the way the ball bounces. I hate myself.

And yeah, I get what you're saying. The difference between our viewpoints is that you're seeing it as a huge punishment for the offense while I see it as a huge reward for the defense. To change the rule would be giving the offense a mulligan, "hey you screwed up but try again, sport".
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2017-11-13 03:00:44 PM  

tommyl66: meanmutton: tommyl66: Sorry guys, I'm the one person in the country who likes the "fumble out of the end zone and it's a touchback for the defense" rule, my bad. But it feels good to finally be part of the 1%!

It's a HUGE reward for the defense when they can force a fumble from the offense that is thatclose to putting 6 points on the board. To give the ball back to the offense at that point would feel like a big middle finger to the defense after making a big play when they need it most.

And if you're on offense you've got to be smart about ball security, knowing that a fumble in that area could be erasing a golden scoring opportunity. Laying out to get that ball to the plane of the goal line is a high-risk/high-reward play, and changing the current rule would take a lot of the risk out of it, and I'd hate to see that happen.

Except that you're punishing the offense for gaining an extra couple yards (or rewarding the defense for giving up an extra couple yards). You lose the ball at the 3 and it goes forward a couple yards and rolls out of bounds - offense has the ball. Offense manages to squeeze out two extra yards before coughing it out, that same play is a turnover now. It's a huge difference for just an extra couple yards.

I'm punching myself for saying this, but that's the way the ball bounces. I hate myself.

And yeah, I get what you're saying. The difference between our viewpoints is that you're seeing it as a huge punishment for the offense while I see it as a huge reward for the defense. To change the rule would be giving the offense a mulligan, "hey you screwed up but try again, sport".


How about we let the team captains, starting with the defense, take turns punching Jerry Jones in the nuts, and the first one to make Jones cough up blood gets the ball at the spot of the fumble?
 
2017-11-13 03:08:26 PM  
Even if everyone stops kneeling, the Browns should keep doing it. It's the only time they'll get to experience victory formation.

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2017-11-13 03:09:14 PM  

tommyl66: meanmutton: tommyl66: Sorry guys, I'm the one person in the country who likes the "fumble out of the end zone and it's a touchback for the defense" rule, my bad. But it feels good to finally be part of the 1%!

It's a HUGE reward for the defense when they can force a fumble from the offense that is thatclose to putting 6 points on the board. To give the ball back to the offense at that point would feel like a big middle finger to the defense after making a big play when they need it most.

And if you're on offense you've got to be smart about ball security, knowing that a fumble in that area could be erasing a golden scoring opportunity. Laying out to get that ball to the plane of the goal line is a high-risk/high-reward play, and changing the current rule would take a lot of the risk out of it, and I'd hate to see that happen.

Except that you're punishing the offense for gaining an extra couple yards (or rewarding the defense for giving up an extra couple yards). You lose the ball at the 3 and it goes forward a couple yards and rolls out of bounds - offense has the ball. Offense manages to squeeze out two extra yards before coughing it out, that same play is a turnover now. It's a huge difference for just an extra couple yards.

I'm punching myself for saying this, but that's the way the ball bounces. I hate myself.

And yeah, I get what you're saying. The difference between our viewpoints is that you're seeing it as a huge punishment for the offense while I see it as a huge reward for the defense. To change the rule would be giving the offense a mulligan, "hey you screwed up but try again, sport".


Also, it's hilarious, the equivalent of that commercial with the dollar on the fishhook taunting people and pulling it away.

That Don Beebe/Leon Lett and...Ben Watson(?)/Champ Bailey thing...not nearly as funny if they keep the ball.
 
2017-11-13 03:10:49 PM  

SkylineRecords: dickfreckle: SkylineRecords: I was at the Bears game Sunday. Fitting, because I was cold, wet, and wondering what I've done to personally witness such horror.

 Lol  don't be so down. The modern structure of the NFL nearly guarantees you'll get a berth sooner or later (unless there is a factory, specializing in producing sadness like those guys down the street from you). You beat the Steelers and gave the Saints a run for the money, so depending on how old you are there's always next year.

I'm 32, and the last time I saw the Bears win the Super Bowl, I was 4 months old.

The last time I saw the Bears PLAY in a Super Bowl, I was 21. Watched my favorite player (Devin Hester) return the opening kickoff for a TD. Talk about going from the ultimate high to severe depression in a matter of 3 hours.

My hopes of a playoff berth are pretty low as long as the McCaskey family is in charge. It seems like they're always saving and never spending. If they do business like any other company in Chicago, our hopes of a championship is going into a slush fund that would give Bernie Madoff a boner.


 I remember that game. You guys destroyed my Saints an route. Some of your fans were serious jerks, man. It's cool, though. Have had time to cool off.
 
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