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    If only we had been taught the meaning of the 'word before we learned it's mathematical function. Cue conjunction junction tune... Without going into the history of algebra (whatever that means) and putting everbody to sleep, I'll simply posit that stats are only useful if you know the...
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    OT-Kaepernick Throws Fastball at Romo

    No. It wasn't that Romo. "...but Giants closer Sergio Romo was almost literally blown away by the force of the 87 mph fastball, which came from 60 feet 6 inches away. Romo's not a catcher, folks, and even if Kaepernick warned him what was coming, I doubt he was really prepared for it. Also...
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    Former members of Congress attend 'hearing' on space aliens

    Published: April 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM By KRISTEN BUTLER, "Around three dozen researchers and academics are expected to testify on the existence of space aliens at the National Press Club this week, in an event sponsored by the Paradigm Research Group, a lobbying group for alien...
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    Good Moderation Toast

    Here's to the Staff that cleaned up the Bears board :beerbang: in prep for the next round of full on ass'ery to follow. Great job as always.
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    Trestman's Hole Ace

    With a shortage of picks, and a shallow cap purse, Trestman brings a cheaper/easier way to fill in some depth/camp bodies for competition. If there are any worthwhile players currently available in the league up north, Trestman knows about them, has played against them and/or studied their...
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    Severe Lack of Smack Talk

    There has been entirely too much discussion of how good "so and so" other shitbag player/team is; to hell with that noise. They all suck and here's why: Clearly the Vikings are in full damage control mode and, besides AP the "super healing freak not on roids" who we do "ok" against anyway, the...
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    Father of all humankind is 340,000 years old

    "DNA evidence has revealed that the oldest known common male ancestor is 340,000 years old, more than twice as old as previous estimates. New Scientist reports that the sample comes from a recently deceased man named Albert Perry. After the African-American South Carolina man died, one of his...
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    A Four Down Center

    We need an answer at Center, and we need a new Long Snapper. Pat Mannely is on a one year deal, and Garza is no long term anchor. Is there a four down center in this draft class? Quessenberry, David. 6-5" 295lbs, C/G/T; San Jose State. (3-4 round pick) And his name is Quessenberry, so...
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    Middle-aged Married Couple Wanted for Mars Trip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a road trip that could test the best of marriages: Mars. A tycoon announced plans Wednesday to send a middle-aged couple on a privately built spaceship to slingshot around the red planet and come back home, hopefully with their bodies and marriage in one piece after 501...
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    OT; Hall of Fame Inducties Crying

    Big snot fest.
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    Green thumb? Washington state is looking for a pot consultant

    "TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market. As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things weed: how it's best grown, dried, tested, labeled...
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    The Quadrantid Meteor Shower

    After Midnight (start Jan 3) the best meteor shower of the year begins. Unfortunately the moon is too bright to get the full affect visually. (and it's overcast where I live) Fun fact; we don't know for sure what the actual source is, for all these little rocks that will be hitting Earth at...
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    Another Winning Season

    The Bears stopped CJ from breaking a record, which he deserves just given the lack of talent around him. The Bears did about as well as anyone keeping AP from breaking the rushing mark this season, which was crazy close coming off that surgery. We finished 10-6, limping towards the...
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    If/when the Bears Hire New HC...

    Would the Bears still have to comply with the Rooney Rule? Or do they get an automatic pass since the outgoing guy already "successfully applied" for the job?
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    Newfound Asteroid Buzzes Earth

    Not to be confused with the big asteroid that is currently passing outside the moon's orbit... By Mike Wall | – Tue, Dec 11, 2012 "A newfound asteroid gave Earth a close shave early today, zipping between our planet and the moon just two days after astronomers first spotted it. The...
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    Giants TE Saves a Life After Green Bay Beating

    By Doug Farrar | Shutdown Corner – Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:10 AM EST New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett was credited with three catches for 44 yards in his team's 38-10 rout of the Green Bay Packers on "Sunday Night Football." However, it was a fourth catch Bennett made after the game...
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    Bench Bonehead

    I sometimes wish I didn't have a bench. Who do you play and who sits, and how do you choose? If you're like me, you watch the news, check the injury reports, look at their opponents; do your due diligence. But then if you are like me, you make bonehead moves with the bench anyway. For...
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    To snip or not to snip

    Who could have imagined that the Jews and Muslims would come together on an "important" issue, in Germany of all places. "(Reuters) - Hundreds of German Jews and Muslims held a joint rally in Berlin on Sunday demanding that their "freedom of religion" be respected, in a rare show of unity to...
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    Judge orders sex change for Murderer

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received...
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    Holding stuff together by poking holes in it

    Hello all, I'm liking the place you've got here. I was born and raised in central Illinois, temporary home of the beloved Bears once upon a time. (factoids are fun) And I am one of the oldest Generation Xer's in the world. Gen-X: The Ignored Generation? - TIME I've watched the best of times...