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by karhu
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bye Week Hijinx
Replies: 78
Views: 748

Re: Bye Week Hijinx

Got a new mower ten days or so ago, and it's rained ever since. With luck, I'll get out there. Other than that, I'll just relax, run around with my boys, and try not to work more than 10 hours or so. Might not turn on the tv at all except to watch the new season of South Side. Oh, who am I kidding? ...
by karhu
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

It's not a conspiracy, though. It's just business. If you had an opportunity to enter a partnership with a multibillion-dollar monopoly, would you seek every opportunity to secure and increase your ROI? Sure, you would. I would. And I just described how I'd do it. When you see aberrations like the o...
by karhu
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Dalvin Cook: he said/she said
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Dalvin Cook: he said/she said

And that's why I have a detached garage.
by karhu
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

I also doubt that the league is fixing anything. But I do suspect that they've created conditions in which games can be fixed. That would be part of the deal, I imagine, with gambling firms. "We'd really like to come on board, but we're worried about all the taunting going on. If we could do so...
by karhu
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

If players get ejected for making contact with a ref then refs should get a 1 game suspension for shit like this. Yep. Heck, Corrente once lost a game check for saying "God damn" on the air. For what it's worth, I have an idea of what went on here. Corrente had his hand on his flag for a ...
by karhu
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Updates on Jenkins and Borom
Replies: 166
Views: 1897

Re: Updates on Jenkins and Borom

Borom got away with some Illegal procedure calls last night. I saw at least three times he started his back pedal before the snap and they didn't call it. I think he had 2 called though. Baptism under fire. good learning experience for him going against Watt. That's been the NFL's Eurostep lately, ...
by karhu
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Updates on Jenkins and Borom
Replies: 166
Views: 1897

Re: Updates on Jenkins and Borom

Yes, compensation is key. At a broad level its about maintaining control. If a defender with longer arms engages first they potentially control that battle. There was a great breakdown of Jenkins technique around this. I'll have to dig it up... Voch Lombardi had a great one that showed how Jenkins ...
by karhu
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

Worst case of the refs changing the outcome of a game since the Alabama vs Georgia national championship. Anybody hear Scott Van Pelt after the game? He said he really hated the taunting call… which gave the Steelers a FG… and then he said “Thankfully it doesn’t determine the outcome…” All while th...
by karhu
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that Tony Corrente will still have a job tomorrow, and that he won't be in prison in a month or two. I think professional football's over. When I was a kid, my mom would sometimes come back from lunch with her friends and say "well, it was a mo...
by karhu
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

Why call that timeout?! What was the purpose of that?! They called that time out as soon as the clock started winding. Believe it or not, that was a smart call, and the only reason we had a chance to kick the game winner (that missed) Yup. Weird that I felt compelled to post just that, but giving N...
by karhu
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

That said we were 1-2 yards short on the winning FG. If Nagy doesn’t waste a time out to try to ice the K that never works (think fake to third and whirl to first in baseball) we have the field more open on at least one more play which might have changed things. I hear ya, but I wonder if they woul...
by karhu
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

Wouldn't blame the players if they pooled their money and designated one of 'em to put the refs on blast. What we witnessed tonight was not a sport. It was professional wrestling. Anyhoo, really nice game plan, I thought, though pretty iffy playcalling. Fields took a step or two. Mostly great play b...
by karhu
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Replies: 214
Views: 1870

Re: Week 9 // Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

This is just a stupidly weird week; the Cowboys, Bills, and Packers are averaging seven points as of Jordan Love's latest brain fart.

So.

Bears 27
Steelers 17
by karhu
Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: 2022 Draft Sims
Replies: 40
Views: 1739

Re: 2022 Draft Sims

We need tons of new players, and we don't have many draft picks. One way around that problem is to take a longer view of things, and just call next year's draft a do-what-you-can deal, with lots of trade-downs and a serious effort to re-stock the pantry for future seasons. Here's what that might loo...
by karhu
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Rodgers has COVID, lied about vaccination
Replies: 91
Views: 886

Re: Rodgers has COVID, lied about vaccination

Lol the experimental vaccine doesn't even work. I don't blame him for not taking it. The risk/ reward is pointless. They literally CHANGED the definition of immunized for this experimental vaccine. That's why I got one of the real vaccines. Here's a tip: the "experimental vaccine" you wer...
by karhu
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Rodgers has COVID, lied about vaccination
Replies: 91
Views: 886

Re: Rodgers has COVID, lied about vaccination

Well, Rodgers seemingly at least equivocated here. I sort of doubt most of his explanations. To the assertion that he's now in the crosshairs of "the mob" I'd have to say he's right. This thread would be evidence of that. So he lied, demonstrated a knowledge of science that would have him...
by karhu
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Rodgers has COVID, lied about vaccination
Replies: 91
Views: 886

Re: Rodgers has COVID, lied about vaccination

Even Isaac Newton acknowledged (in a letter to his arch-enemy!) that he stood on the shoulders of giants. To listen to Rodgers, you'd think he was standing on...his own shoulders.
by karhu
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: I can't do it with this team anymore...
Replies: 66
Views: 865

Re: I can't do it with this team anymore...

We'll be going to the Seahawks game. My nine-year-old will be wearing Seattle schwag. At first, I think he meant to some fun by yanking my chain, but then I just shrugged. When the C on the helmet stands for Cover Your Ass, fans are gonna say cya.
by karhu
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: May I reiterate...
Replies: 22
Views: 255

Re: May I reiterate...

I only caught the end of the game and man, the contrast between the Cardinals receivers being so shifty and explosive and the Bears was eye opening. When the Bears try those passes to the WR at the line of scrimmage they’re lucky to get a yard, the Cardinals guys were making guys miss and getting 9...
by karhu
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Josh Allen vs. Justin Fields
Replies: 53
Views: 605

Re: Josh Allen vs. Justin Fields

Fascinating comparison. Reason to hope. But. Allen was pressed into service in Buffalo's first game because Nathan Peterman tripped all over himself as a starter. And it took really special Petermanning to stand out like that, because Buffalo's entire offense stunk on ice. Four of Allen's starts wer...
by karhu
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Scariest NFL Players
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Scariest NFL Players

List incomplete without the man who scared Butkus.
by karhu
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Using an Artistic Medium, Describe Nagy and Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Using an Artistic Medium, Describe Nagy and Pace

"Everyone Was Upset Except You."



And this is how I feel about being a Bears fan in general.

by karhu
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: My two HC guys for next year
Replies: 56
Views: 491

Re: My two HC guys for next year

Allen is obviously bigger than fields and has one the two strongest arms in the game - but, regardless of his supporting cast, inaccurate in college - just as he was inaccurate as a rookie. He also struggled mightily to show elusiveness as a rookie - he desperately needed coaching abs got the best ...
by karhu
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: My two HC guys for next year
Replies: 56
Views: 491

Re: My two HC guys for next year

IMO Daboll HAS to be priority 1 - he's been Josh Allen's OC from day 1. Allen was a mess when he arrived in Buffalo - not so much now. After him? Kellen Moore is intriguing - particularly what he's doing with Dak - it's his offense, not McCarthy's. Gotta love what Daboll's done, but let's not prete...
by karhu
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Blackhawks
Topic: Stan is Outta Here!
Replies: 10
Views: 64

Re: Stan is Outta Here!

UOK wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:48 pm I'm certainly not abandoning hockey. I've decided to become a fan of the Seattle Kraken.
No shit? On a clear day, I can see their stadium across the water just a few blocks from my place. But fandom is so weird out here, especially during football season, that I've resisted going native.
by karhu
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Blackhawks
Topic: Stan is Outta Here!
Replies: 10
Views: 64

Re: Stan is Outta Here!

Ach, I hope that didn't come off wrong. I wish I'd been able to separate my fandom from my reaction to the scandal when it first broke. That probably would've been a sign of maturity.
by karhu
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Blackhawks
Topic: Stan is Outta Here!
Replies: 10
Views: 64

Re: Stan is Outta Here!

After reading everything that's come out (with more very likely to emerge), I'm retiring my Blackhawks gear when I get home. I gotta be able to sleep at night, and I can't do it by cheering for a franchise that is happy to sweep sexual assault under the fridge in the name of winning at all costs, t...
by karhu
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: My two HC guys for next year
Replies: 56
Views: 491

Re: My two HC guys for next year

Why are people not high on Byron Leftwich? Arians and Brady praise him non-stop. Arians says he doesn't even enter the offensive meetings - it's all Leftwich. Bring in Leftwich AND Chris Godwin. And you know what? Steal Antonio Brown from them too. I am. Was just thinking about him when I hit your ...
by karhu
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Blackhawks
Topic: Stan is Outta Here!
Replies: 10
Views: 64

Re: Stan is Outta Here!

Yeah, I don't mean to be too giddy about it all. This could (should) take down Q, too. But I'm relieved that the dentist has started to drill out the rot, y'know?