Bear Down, Chicago Bears

...make every play clear the way to victory; Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly. We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation. Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you're wearing the crown. You're the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down.
I didn't have time to check for a chat program this week, so stop by Chad's Bears Chat site if you wish to discuss the game. If you want baseball news, I've got nothing other than Shawn Estes just won't die.


it was ugly, but I'll take it. Get that huge ass monkey of our back.

Please bring back our defense though, we'll need it.

A playoff win 16 years in the making.

Thanks ROB G for acknowleging this Bears team. Great win yesterday!

Beating the Saints will be a tall order, indeed.

Chris De Luca pines in on why JJ is best CF option in today's Sun Times.

Amazing game yesterday.

Go Bears!


This new site continues to be almost impossible to get to. Nothing's changed. Constant 500 server errors, slow or no-loading timeouts and "site not found"s.

Have they migrated you to a dedicated server yet?

nice of DeLuca to join the party

25/80 out of your CF is pretty good, especially if we limit his AB's vs lefties.

if trading him can make us better, then whatever, but it's hard to see how that will happen.

Also, after posting the thread count doesn't update.
e.g. after posting the 6th post of the thread the count remained at 5.

AND, after posting via the permalink, the script returned me to the thread but with no comments displayed.

No cubswinthepennant, still working on it. I got an update yesterday detailing the frustration on the server side. At the very least, they seem dedicated to fixing it.

You all should have been watching the Bears anyway. :)

the comment # not updating is this whole caching mess which won't be fixed until they fix the server mess. Same goes pretty for all the problems.

When they tell me they think they've fixed it, I'll let people know. The popup comments seem to be working though for the most part...

"the comment # not updating is this whole caching mess which won’t be fixed until they fix the server mess. Same goes pretty for all the problems."


Cubs offer Schmidt 4/44

the bears win was sa-weet, but close. had to use the portable defibulator and respirator that i originally bought for bulls games, who i also hope will advance beyond the 1st round of the playoffs this year. it would also be nice if the sports gods remember the CUBS while theyre smiling on the CHI as of late (the sox already got their love and then some).

Jacos.... huh? Thought schmidt was signed???

Jacos…. huh? Thought schmidt was signed???

lol...i think he is serious...

Sosa worked out with the Rangers...


Cubs offer Schmidt 4/44


Seriously, though, can you imagine the Rangers signing Sosa? I doubt they could justify meeting his demands. He's probably delusional and asking way more than he's worth.

Some people don't know when to hang it up. JOHN MABRY snags a minor league contract with the Rockies.

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  • I know, man. What a season. 3rd best record in all of baseball, good enough to have won any division other than the one there in.

    With a win tomorrow, the Cubs will match their 2008 record. Bad omen, I know. If they do win, the most recent year in which the Cubs will have won more games would be 1945 (98-56), the last time they went to the World Series.

    I'll take that omen instead...

  • "oh yeah, and get the fuck off my lawn. :D"

    Ok, now that was funny. :)

  • KB 0-5 with 8 LOB. Really? He is torturing me with 99 RBI. He is also a very different hitter at home vs. road. I suspect most young hitters are.

  • Greinke still in for the 8th. 3 up, 3 down. After 8. 108 pitches, ERA still at 1.66 according to mlb boxscore and he's in line for a 19th win.

  • Greinke 95 pitches through 7. Gives up one run (solo HR to Hedges). ERA at 1.66. Doubt that they will let him give up 5 runs in the 8th.

    Dodgers ahead 2-1.

  • 96 wins with one game to go. Who woulda thunk it.

    Cubs 96 wins have clinched a better record than any AL team and the NL West/East division winners too.

  • cubs win, pirates lose...

  • the curse is now yours.

  • cog a HR away from the cycle after a single in the 6th.

  • Hendricks: 15 up, 15 down.

  • he strongly separates his post-playing career from his playing career, though he loves to visit the barrier of player and fan. many ex-players don't put up this barrier.

    he's not interested in going back to the clubhouse or pretty much anything field/game related, but he'll grab a ticket and observe with the fans and visit ex players on "neutral" ground. he's written 3 pieces for the new yorker and other pieces elsewhere. i remember one photo/bio piece he did, but don't remember where i read it (years ago).

  • ?
    I find your comments rather obtuse. He recognized he didn't want to pursue baseball anymore and went back to school to learn how to become a better writer - opening up a new chapter in his life.

    I don't know where you find a "sad disconnection" because he is writing about his experiences? He pursued a ball career for a long time so no doubt there is some meloncholy in his tone, but I just don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

  • he has an almost sad disconnection from the game based on his writings. even though he's "been there" (no matter how much of a minor role) he doesn't seem to feel like he belongs or deserves to belong in the boy's club.

    he seems to go to great lengths to enjoy the game from an arm's length while occasionally getting close enough for a high-5 from those who affirm him that he belongs.

  • I read that guy's article about why he quit baseball and it was really well done too. In terms of Rizzo, I have seen multiple references to how this is Rizzo's team just as much as Madden's and it makes that pick up that much better that we have someone that is not only a great player but a leader and all around great guy (been reading about all the charity work he does too). There is really nothing not to like about Rizzo.

  • Nice article on Rizzo

    Written by ex teammate

  • JD concurred with Ariettas second at bat