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by Burl
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: The BFO Lounge
Topic: The Hunting & Fishing Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 238

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

On the way in this morning, an old man running beagles stopped me to say "There ain't no birds in here anymore. Well, there are 3, but they're the ones printed on the sign." Ended up with 4 snipe, one Woodcock and a bonus rabbit. Hiked a little over 7 miles. Vero does not like to retrieve ...
by Burl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Matt Nagy deserves a little credit
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: Matt Nagy deserves a little credit

Ok, he gets credit for beating the 0-win Lions on a last-second field goal.
He still sucks and should be fired.
by Burl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: The Firing Of Lovie Smith: A Double Standard
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: The Firing Of Lovie Smith: A Double Standard

Also, Phil Emery was a complete dumbass. So, there's that.
by Burl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The BFO Lounge
Topic: The Hunting & Fishing Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 238

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

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Vero the half-trained wonderspaniel and I got in a couple hours this morning.
Flushed two, killed one.
by Burl
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Has anyone changed their mind on Daboll?
Replies: 91
Views: 805

Re: Has anyone changed their mind on Daboll?

Vic back to the Bears? I could think of worse things assuming he brought along a competent OC.
by Burl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)
Replies: 74
Views: 823

Re: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)

Happy Thanksgiving America!
What a riveting contest!!!
Right down to the last second.
by Burl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1257

Re: Rumor: Nagy to be Fired after Thanksgiving

They are doing it on Friday. That was my thought. I think the Fire Nagy chants at other events is a clear sign to Kip Dynamite, I mean George -and maybe the one thing that might make it happen. I think it’s classless and wrong to do it at Nagy’s kids games though. Mitch was a highly regarded prospe...
by Burl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Justin Fields Injury
Replies: 35
Views: 584

Re: Justin Fields Injury

This is another situation where George needs to put the hammer down and say "NO". You don't put him behind a bad line in a bad offense on a bad team that isn't going anywhere and risk a broken rib puncturing a lung or other organ. Wasn't George the one who demanded he be put out there beh...
by Burl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1257

Re: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving

I don't necessarily agree that it's a good strategy for ownership to issue a public statement when something non-factual gets reported. Because then when you don't respond to erroneous reports, it can appear as a tacit endorsement. So then you've boxed yourself into issuing responses and the tail is...
by Burl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1257

Re: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving

mshu7 wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:24 pm What a F-ing joke of an organization.
Well, to be fair, if this is just a made up story, the org didn’t actually do anything wrong.
by Burl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1257

Re: Rumor: Nagy to be Fired after Thanksgiving

I don't care if y'all think I'm a meatball or not, when I think of a coach who has had success in the NFL and who is also a personality capable of leading men generally (in the mold of a Mike Vrabel) my mind goes to Harbaugh.

It just does.
by Burl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields
Replies: 26
Views: 273

Re: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields

Timing is key, yes Dplank. If George wanted to play a role in ensuring Fields was brought along properly, the time would've been, I don't know, before they allowed Pace/Nagy to promise the starting job to Dalton. Not after two games where Dalton had actually been performing fine. As benching Dalton ...
by Burl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields
Replies: 26
Views: 273

Re: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields

OMG. Think about this for one moment. George McCaskey is overriding his own NFL coach on who plays. George-freaking-McCaskey. Whatever you think of Matt Nagy, this should make any Bears fan furious. :frustrated: So, to IE's point and yours, it is a little crazy. A more sane approach/directive might...
by Burl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields
Replies: 26
Views: 273

Re: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields

Jesus, the soap opera continues... So much for, "We don't make football decisions" I haven't/don't listen to Hub, but is the larger implication that Pace is on shaky ground here as well? Because if the GM is being sidestepped, clearly they're not letting him run the show as he sees fit. I ...
by Burl
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: The BFO Lounge
Topic: The Hunting & Fishing Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 238

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

I'm eating some deer tacos right now. The freezer is packed. Life is good.
by Burl
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)
Replies: 74
Views: 823

Re: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)

The Bears are better than the Lions almost across the board, including at coach (yeah I said it).
But momentum is real, and the wheels are off. Lions win.

Lions 22
Bears 9
by Burl
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Jones the Better Bears QB?
Replies: 42
Views: 516

Re: Jones the Better Bears QB?

If only abs equated to success...

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by Burl
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 763
Views: 12177

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

Doesn’t referring to a “leak” mean someone leaked it?
Is the bullshit that it’s untrue or just unfortunate?
by Burl
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 763
Views: 12177

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

NFL players aren't children. They understand that it's a results-driven league and that repeated poor showing will lead to replacement. You don't have to "send a message' to let them know that you'd prefer to win rather than lose. They see coaches and teammates come/go every year. They saw it w...
by Burl
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 763
Views: 12177

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

Nagy is toast. We know it. He knows it. We'll have a new HC next year. I get the impulse to fire him immediately, but I don't see what that actually accomplishes other than to make folks feel better. Tabor and Lazor aren't going to turn the team around. I would wager that keeping Nagy until the end ...
by Burl
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: The BFO Lounge
Topic: The Hunting & Fishing Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 238

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Oh yea! This is my kind of thread. Sorry for the barrage of hunting/fish pics to follow. Besides music, it's about all I do. Tennessee is the perfect place to live if you like the sporting lifestyle. I have a pickup truck, a kayak, and a dog, and do most my hunting on public land. https://i.imgur.co...
by Burl
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Is Vildor The Worst CB We've Ever Had?
Replies: 60
Views: 507

Re: Is Vildor The Worst CB We've Ever Had?

Vildor strikes me as the kind of defender who can be adequate role-player if those around him are performing at a high level. When the defense as a whole is underperforming, certain players are going to bear the brunt of that when they're isolated. In short, Vildor is as more of a symptom than the c...
by Burl
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bye Week Hijinx
Replies: 78
Views: 749

Re: Bye Week Hijinx

Boykin spaniel. She just turned a year old.
by Burl
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bye Week Hijinx
Replies: 78
Views: 749

Re: Bye Week Hijinx

Thanks!
Also, for the record, those are woodcock, not snipe.
They do look somewhat similar.
by Burl
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bye Week Hijinx
Replies: 78
Views: 749

Re: Bye Week Hijinx

Although the by week is over, I thought this fit the theme of the thread:

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by Burl
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears sign Bruce Irvin
Replies: 26
Views: 264

Re: Bears sign Bruce Irvin

Is there another lynchpin we can add to the defense to potentially take advantage of a window in the next 2-3 years? Roquan Smith. D needs to be centered around him going forward and he needs to step up to true super star status. Funds needs to start being put into the offense more than the D. If t...
by Burl
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears sign Bruce Irvin
Replies: 26
Views: 264

Re: Bears sign Bruce Irvin

I dont know. He's certainly not playing at the elite level he was when acquired. However, we only get a few years on the rookie QB deal. Is there another lynchpin we can add to the defense to potentially take advantage of a window in the next 2-3 years? We screwed up by paying Danny T and Quinn, not...
by Burl
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Pete Carroll Publicly Complains About Lambeau Refs
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: Pete Carroll Publicly Complains About Lambeau Refs

I think y'all are nuts. Could there be an isolated case here and there of a ref shaving points because he's betting/in with the mob, etc.? Sure. It could happen as we know it has in other sports. League-directed corruption to ensure success/failure of certain teams or players? No. Just.. no. There'...
by Burl
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Jones the Better Bears QB?
Replies: 42
Views: 516

Re: Jones the Better Bears QB?

I think Bill Belichick would've been a better coach for Justin Fields. That's the way I'd word it. Yeah. Or, if Tom Brady had been drafted by the Bears, we'd be looking back at him with the same fondness we have for Jim Miller. If the Pats had drafted Cutler, he'd be clutching a fist full of rings....
by Burl
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Kwiatowski article - short
Replies: 24
Views: 686

Re: Kwiatowski article - short

Kind of like how Leaonord Floyd has more sacks than Mack this year and last, not to mention Quinn.