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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  • so far ryan williams (AAA) is the only system prospect on the "could be ready soon" horizon doing well...that said, he's not very exciting and he's assumed to be an end-rotation talent at best.

    paul blackburn is getting great early returns in AA, but he's getting surprisingly low K numbers doing it. he throws lot of low/sinking stuff with good control...also assumed to be an end-rotation guy, but he's got room to be better, especially given his control as base to build on.

    crunch 8 min 7 sec ago view
  • Speaking of pitching -- another ugly outing for Underwood at AA. Through 6 starts: 5.19 ERA, WHIP 1.69. Yikes!

    Man, do we need starting pitching depth. Our best hopes are still hanging with AZ Phil in Arizona. Very scary.

    billybucks 1 hour 5 min ago view
  • jeebus... that's terrible.

    Ryno 2 hours 6 min ago view
  • *clap* *clap* *clap*

    Brick 4 hours 7 min ago view
  • Thanks AZ. If you like him, I like him.

    Old and Blue 5 hours 2 min ago view
  • Awesome report, and good to see Beeler on his way back.

    I'm also very happy to hear about the bi-level bump for Daniel Lewis. In the Name of Theo, he was the Last of the Full-Season Cuts, and There Will Be Blood for those who unnecessarily slow his development. Sure, he might end up in independent ball pitching for Lincoln. But if everything breaks right, he may even have a shot at joining up with the Gangs of Chicago. I wouldn't bet My Left Foot on it, though.

    John Beasley 5 hours 29 min ago view
  • CHARLIE: The Cubs did the same thing with LHSP Eric Jokisch last month, and it has nothing to do with needing the player's 40-man roster slot. 

    The hope is that another MLB club will claim the player, so that you aren't on the hook for any termination pay (which you would be if you release him) AND you pick up $20,000 from the claiming team, all for a guy you don't want going forward anyway.  

    Arizona Phil 5 hours 31 min ago view
  • Moosetacos, I like it. All I can think of is a bearded lumberjack dude operating a Mexican style taco truck with a Canadian accent.

    Sonicwind75 6 hours 6 min ago view
  • How strange is this for May? Is it insignificant, or does it suggest some sort of trade might be in the works?

    Charlie 6 hours 12 min ago view
  • The Cubs have sent LHRP C. J. Riefenhauser outright to Iowa. 

    Cubs MLB 40-man roster now stands at 37 (three slots open). 

    Arizona Phil 6 hours 55 min ago view
  • yow...the a.gordon/m.moustakas collision now makes the schwarb collision look minor in scope.

    gordon broke his wrist, expected to miss 4+ weeks...and today moosetacos has been diagnosed with a torn ACL. fun times in KC.

    crunch 8 hours 29 min ago view
  • dodgers calling up julio urias for tommorow's game. neat.

    fernando-mania might have a new heir...dude is 19 (turns 20 in august) and he's got a legit argument for being MLB-ready.

    crunch 9 hours 20 min ago view
  • jacos 10 hours 40 min ago view
  • Happ was the #9 pick last year, and he moved from OF to 2B in the same offseason that Castro was traded.

    Gleyber also in the picture at second.

    VirginiaPhil 14 hours 8 min ago view
  • jacos 14 hours 28 min ago view
  • Co-sign

    Ryno 14 hours 28 min ago view