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RING4CHI wrote:
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RING4CHI wrote:Hi, I'm RING4CHI. Along with long walks on the beach, I also enjoy going AWOL for long periods of time.
Where the hell have you been man?!
Long story short, life has taken quite a few turns the last 18 months or so. Most of the turns were good turns, some quite good turns. But the things that have happened my wife and I could've never imagined happening when they did, so our time just got preoccupied.

Life is good, and hopefully I can be back around these parts more often.
Fantastic! Great to have you back.
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I love to hear (well, read) about good things happening to people.

Welcome back from your leave, man.
KFFL refugee.
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High Points of Being a Bears Fan: Seeing Sayers and Butkus play in Wrigley. At the game where Sweetness set the single game rushing record (although the game besides that wasn't much). The '85 team.
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:welcome: @Grizzled

Happy to have you here!
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Howdy everyone!

I'm a refugee from cbfans.net... I probably know a number of you already from various boards over the years. Happy to be here!
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grendel2000 wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:26 pm Howdy everyone!

I'm a refugee from cbfans.net... I probably know a number of you already from various boards over the years. Happy to be here!
Welcome aboard!

As a friendly reminder to you and others, the BFO Community Guidelines say the following:

MEMBER CONDUCT


REGARDING CONTENT:

We don't mind profanity, but keep it tasteful. No racial, sexist, or homophobic language will be tolerated.
Use good judgment with images. Image size, especially in signatures, can clutter up or lag the page.
The underlined and italicized portion of that is what I'm referencing here. Your now former signature of bouncing tits (and Umbali's avatar of similar jugs) have been removed. We want all walks of fan, including women, to feel welcome here and not like they've walked into a strip club. There are many billions of venues on the internet where you can look at naked chicks. This place is for talking about the Bears.

Additionally, be mindful of people who browse BFO at work. It would perhaps earn a reprimand or in some circumstances a firing if somebody was innocently browsing the board and suddenly their boss sees some clearly NSFW content. Let's be a bit more mindful about that stuff, please.

It was also a monstrous image to have as a signature.

Anywho, if anyone needs a Bears-related avatar or signature, I've got a stickied thread full of ones I've made for your use.
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Copy all!

Sorry for the early misstep.

For my next trick... :frustrated:
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grendel2000 wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:40 pm Copy all!

Sorry for the early misstep.

For my next trick... :frustrated:

Don't stress! All is well. :welcome:
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Hey all, another cbfans.net refugee (fka as BillGeorge61 there). Life long Bears fan who has never seen them win a SB :(, near western Chicago suburbs born and raised. Father of an almost 15 month old with number 2 a month away.

Question on the board. Is this dark blue layout the only display option available or are therr any standard phpbb views?
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The Cooler King wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:58 pm Hey all, another cbfans.net refugee (fka as BillGeorge61 there). Life long Bears fan who has never seen them win a SB :(, near western Chicago suburbs born and raised. Father of an almost 15 month old with number 2 a month away.

Question on the board. Is this dark blue layout the only display option available or are therr any standard phpbb views?
:welcome: Happy to have you. And you are a brave man to have kids that close. I have a 3 1/2 year-old and only now have things slowed down enough for us to think about a second one.

And unfortunately this the only style we offer. At one time we had both a light and dark them but a forum update broke our previous style and this new one requires some additional technology that only supports one.
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Good day to you. I am Johnny.

That is all.
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Johnny Bollocks wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:27 pm Good day to you. I am Johnny.

That is all.
Good day.

Did you perchance play linebacker for Texas A&M?
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Seeing some familiar people! :welcome:
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Drone7 wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Johnny Bollocks wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:27 pm Good day to you. I am Johnny.

That is all.
Good day.

Did you perchance play linebacker for Texas A&M?
Sadly no, different Johnny Bollocks. This Johnny Bollocks played WR / CB for the Wrekin Giants Touch Football Club (Under 15s) 1988-1990.

I appreciate you asking. Felicitations to you and your kin.
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I asked my wife last night for a felicitation, but she wouldn't give me one :-x
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New wives are easy to come by. Felicitations are not.
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The Cooler King wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:58 pm Hey all, another cbfans.net refugee (fka as BillGeorge61 there). Life long Bears fan who has never seen them win a SB :(, near western Chicago suburbs born and raised. Father of an almost 15 month old with number 2 a month away.

Question on the board. Is this dark blue layout the only display option available or are therr any standard phpbb views?
Wow BG. I've known you a long time, and I've always loved Steve McQueen. I thought he died, but now I find out he's only been disguised as you all this time. Guess they caught you again, huh? :applaud: the Nom de Guerre ;)



I can only wonder if DP is actually Elvis. :?

I guess I'm also a refugee from CBFans, though I've been a longtime lurker on this board and even have all of six posts here. :-P To tell you the truth, although DP did a great job, I'm not sure that what happened to CBFans wasn't Karma. I went to Florida this season, and we couldn't buy a win. And when I got back, the negativity was so bad (Nagy = Trestman and Pace = Emery) even while we were still in it, that I couldn't bear to contribute over there over the last few months. It was like reading accumulated posts from Skippy Ballless and Jay Moronotti.

Oh well, guess we have a new home now. I sure hope it's not so negative here. Sad to see CBFans sink in that morass of Gloom that it became at the end. :(
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Yogi! Great to see you!! :welcome:
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Former CBFan The Grizzly One reporting for duty.

Former Cool-aid drinking Bear fan. (Still a Bear fan, since 1968, but this past season has taken it's toll om my cool-aid drinking, more Vodka and Whiskey though.)

But before the next season starts, I'll be fully loaded again. (On cool-aid, not Vodka.)

Famous for:
- Dick Butkus is NFL football in living flesh.

- Ridiculous optimism

- Predicted Super Bowl in 2006 (Granted I've been wrong on that same perdition a few times. But I won $1000 bucks that year. So there. :-P

- After his first preseason game, that Matt Forte would end up being the Bears 2nd All-Time rusher and third greatest RB.

- For saying in 2009 "The McCaskey's were not stupid enough to keep Lovie Smith." :backout:

- For assuring everyone that when Devin Hester became a WR he would become great at it. Furthermore not to worry about his lack of blocking ability, his mere threat on and end around would freeze defenses and help more than a great block ever could. :frustrated: :stupid:

- Jokes, puns, humor that only I find funny. :rimshot:

- Being among the first to declare Gib a troll.

Anyway, sad to see CBFans go. But as many others have already lamented, it's better days were long ago...

:toast: to the future.

P.S. I see another Grizz on here. Sorry fella, I can't give it up as I've been using it since the early 90's. Hope you understand.
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Happy to see you made it here Grizz
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Welcome aboard.
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Hello all, new member posting for the very first time. I am from Maryland but grew up as a Bulls fan so I have been a fan of the area for a while.
Visited the city last year, to attend Star Wars Celebration and absolutely loved it and city!

Another reason I joined your forum is that I hate The Packers with a passion. Since Da Bears are their biggest rivals thats enough for me to boost them.
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Another CBfans refuge. Good to see you guys. Johnny, keep the british humor coming. Lifelong Bear fan since the early 60,s. Don,t post much but always interested in good discussions.
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Howdy
CBFans refugee, fortunately found out about this place serendipitously and glad to have a place to read and maybe advance a few posts.

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San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.

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Hi all! A refugee of cbfans, talkbears, Monsters of the Webway, and kffl.

Realized it was draft day so I tracked you guys down for some good chat.

Name: Lloyd
From: Chicago, IL
Bears fan since: 1977
Fave food: Steak
Fave drink: Kraken and Pellegrino
Misc: I used to track the Bears salary cap

And I'm sure someone is looking forward to my second post. :D
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I would say third now.

Welcome aboard LT
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The Grizzly One wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:25 am I would say third now.

Welcome aboard LT
Thank you Sir! (now I'm padding my stats)
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LT2_3 wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:48 am Hi all! A refugee of cbfans, talkbears, Monsters of the Webway, and kffl.

Realized it was draft day so I tracked you guys down for some good chat.

Name: Lloyd
From: Chicago, IL
Bears fan since: 1977
Fave food: Steak
Fave drink: Kraken and Pellegrino
Misc: I used to track the Bears salary cap

And I'm sure someone is looking forward to my second post. :D
LT2 the cap man! :) Welcome!
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