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Big time baby
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Are we shoppers or owners?
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Poles favorite store, we are shoppers lol
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Then Poles asks for a discount if he pays in cash.
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I don't know if I'm worried or excited for how miserable this season is going to make you.
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I'd say about as miserable as you seem to be moderating this board on a daily basis. My god guys, I'm just trying to poke a little fun WTF
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This isn’t a criticism but more of analysis.

I imagine certain people who mod or post here are into the Goth scene big time. Maybe even with unofficial alternative names they use in their club.

Behold I am Ragnorok Lord Of The Abyss hear my name and despair.

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wab wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:14 am I don't know if I'm worried or excited for how miserable this season is going to make you.
If us being miserable excites you then that definitely explains why you’re a Bears fan.
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dplank wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 10:00 am I'd say about as miserable as you seem to be moderating this board on a daily basis. My god guys, I'm just trying to poke a little fun WTF
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Hell of a photoshop job there.
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Burl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:06 pm Hell of a photoshop job there.
Photoshop?
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The Marshall Plan wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 10:27 am This isn’t a criticism but more of analysis.

I imagine certain people who mod or post here are into the Goth scene big time. Maybe even with unofficial alternative names they use in their club.

Behold I am Ragnorok Lord Of The Abyss hear my name and despair.

Rooms filled with lava lamps, black lighting and ticket stubs from a Marilyn Manson concert from 1998.
Tangentially, FWIW, none of the actual goths I know liked Marilyn Manson, but otherwise point taken.
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Is there a name for people who are into anime?
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Burl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 3:20 pm Is there a name for people who are into anime?
I like Attack On Titan so you could put me in that group.
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Burl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 3:20 pm Is there a name for people who are into anime?
Yes.

"People who are into anime."
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AZ_Bearfan wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:54 pm Poles went to a nice steakhouse, ordered the cheapest thing on the menu and is stuffing the bread rolls in his pockets for later. Poles is basically my mom.
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thunderspirit wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 3:47 pm
Burl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 3:20 pm Is there a name for people who are into anime?
Yes.

"People who are into anime."
I was hoping for something a little more insulting.
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thunderspirit wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 3:47 pm
Burl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 3:20 pm Is there a name for people who are into anime?
Yes.

"People who are into anime."
Animers
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Mike Ditka on Papa Bear George Halas: "He's so cheap, he throws around nickels like manhole covers".

I don't think it's cheapness motivating Poles. I'm hoping it's not "smartest guy in the room" syndrome but his attempt to extricate the Bears from salary cap/lack of draft pick hell in '22.
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You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

That’s what he’s done to some degree and he’s rebuilding through the draft.

Cuts, cheap vets, they’re just part of the process. The main thing is a reset. With respect to the salary cap, that was a big millstone round our necks, stopping us from moving forward. So he dealt with it. Now we can look forward without restrictions on progress.
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Burl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:06 pm Hell of a photoshop job there.
I worked tirelessly at it for minutes.
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dplank wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:17 pm
Burl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:06 pm Hell of a photoshop job there.
I worked tirelessly at it for minutes.
:rofl: :toast:
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AZ_Bearfan wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:54 pm Poles went to a nice steakhouse, ordered the cheapest thing on the menu and is stuffing the bread rolls in his pockets for later. Poles is basically my mom.
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Trainwreck of a thread.

I'll just say--the Bears aren't a finished product yet. And this other stuff--wow.
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dplank wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:14 pmBig time baby
And shopping in the clearance bin even then, at least at WR. and TE. Sign 4 or 5 whose total career production would about equal one year for a good guy and the cost would be about the same. And, no, I don't think the Bears are a cheap franchise, Poles is working to maximize flexibility in 2023 and to hopefully motivate guys to really earn more than a 1 year conract.
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I was going to correct you about there being no Dollar Generals in Chicago, until I checked a Google Map.

Somehow I never go by any of them.
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Moriarty wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 7:24 am I was going to correct you about there being no Dollar Generals in Chicago, until I checked a Google Map.

Somehow I never go by any of them.
That's what happens when you live in swanky neighborhoods. :-P
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AZ_Bearfan wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:54 pm Poles went to a nice steakhouse, ordered the cheapest thing on the menu and is stuffing the bread rolls in his pockets for later. Poles is basically my mom.
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Well, if he shops at the Dollar General, maybe he shops at Goodwill too:

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thunderspirit wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 8:22 am
Moriarty wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 7:24 am I was going to correct you about there being no Dollar Generals in Chicago, until I checked a Google Map.

Somehow I never go by any of them.
That's what happens when you live in swanky neighborhoods. :-P
I figured I'd get accused of that.

We just have Dollar Tree's where I live.

Are those considered more upscale, now that they've bumped their prices to $1.25?
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I’m fine with this approach to the offseason. We came in with little money and little draft picks, so Poles had his hands tied from the beginning. Add some cheap young options to see if they contribute anything. Use this season as an evaluation year, then enter next offseason with a shitload of cap space and likely a full slate of high draft picks. That’s when we can really start building this team in Poles vision.
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Moriarty wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 9:54 am
thunderspirit wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 8:22 am

That's what happens when you live in swanky neighborhoods. :-P
I figured I'd get accused of that.

We just have Dollar Tree's where I live.

Are those considered more upscale, now that they've bumped their prices to $1.25?
Now they're gonna need new signage. It should say

SHOP THE BUCK AND A QUARTER STORE FOR BARGAINS!
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