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Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

I'm off Clements Ferry but work in Mt.P. BTW.  (Sep 12, 2008 | post #49)

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Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

Yeah, I love it down here. So do you still go up for the games every week? There are quite a few Bears fans in Chucktown. There are 7 of us faithful just where I work.  (Sep 12, 2008 | post #48)

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Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

No problem. The way I worded it was awkward anyways. No hard feelings. Bear Down!  (Sep 12, 2008 | post #45)

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Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

Apollo - maybe I should have separated it into two post, the only comment that was directed towards you was that the Chicago Bears have nothing to 'prove' to you. They don't need to show you or me, for that matter, anything to prove themselves. I was not stating that YOU were not a true fan, more or less commenting on the generality of Bears fans on these boards that were posting pre-Indy game. And for the record, I am not all sunshine and rainbows, I am a realist enough to know that the Bears have 'weaknesses', but I am not going to bash them or say that they are 'doomed' - ever! Again, you didn't say that - just responding to the general viewpoint before the Colts game.  (Sep 11, 2008 | post #39)

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Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

MDK - Absolutely have been a Bears fan for a long time, just have never understand the gloom and doom approach before opening day. H-e-l-l, if I were a Raiders or a Chiefs fan, I would still start the season optimistic. All teams start even. The Bears usually do perform better when they are the "underdogs " and they have a chip on their shoulders, but usually that pessimistic view comes from the local media mostly and the four letter channels. You from Charleston too??? Where about?  (Sep 11, 2008 | post #33)

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Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

And as I have asked before, how did people not see the Bears as being able to content this year? Last year, we were banged up all year, had Cedric Benson carrying the ball and Rex tossing up gifts to defenders and were still 7-9, coming off a loss in the SuperBowl (Curse). If you don't believe in the curse, tell that to the Patriots this year (Tom Brady). It is not like we were 3-13 last year. We have the core of our healthy 05 defense back, our special teams is solid, our Offense is better IMO. How are people blind to this?  (Sep 11, 2008 | post #23)

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Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

Apollo - no one cares what you need to see to be convinced. I am pretty sure the Bears do not care and no one in this room cares. It is extremely funny how quickly people jump on the bandwagon. Just a week ago, the majority of post said the Bears were doomed and it's going to be a long year. Now we have people ready to buy their tickets to the Super Bowl. Bears fans, nay, TRUE Bears fans, always support their team through thick and thin. It's not about being blind to the reality of how the team looks, it's about supporting and believing in your team and not getting carried away with that belief. Bear Down!  (Sep 11, 2008 | post #22)

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Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore

For Colts and all the other haters, hope this is useful... 1 onion 1 green pepper 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 cup broth 1.5 lbs. of crow Slice veggies and throw into sauce pan with broth. Bring to boil, then add shaved slices of crow along with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 2 hours. Pull of burner, let sit and enjoy! Go Bears!  (Sep 8, 2008 | post #41)

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Guillen puts defense first at third

Still love Crede, is one of my favorites and always will be. Best of luck, Joe.  (Sep 5, 2008 | post #11)

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Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore

Colts - thanks for the post! "the bears stand no chance" - seriously! I hope your Colts go into the game with the same feeling. The Bears defense likes being the underdog anyways, they feed off it. Keep posting and keep giving the Bears no respect, in the end we will see what happens. "and Kyle 'I can't shave my watermellon of a head' Orton, while a decent game manager, is not a playmaking threat that can win games on his own." So your stance on this is that Kyle can't win a game, how do you know? You haven't really seen him play enough to know that. You may have watched him in Purdue, you may have seen him in 05, or in minimum playing time last year. He is a different QB now, with time spent learning the playbook and developing his arm and mechanics. He has looked good in pre-season. We can't all have Payton Manning's on our team, but know that he is the exception, not the norm and don't count Kyle Orton out just yet. And how is our defense banged up. The knee injury to Tommie, or the back/neck of Urlacher? Neither of them will be showing ill effects from those on Sunday and will be playing. I will take our D over yours any day of the week (healthy or not).  (Sep 5, 2008 | post #38)

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Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore

The Bears are only beginning the second season since representing the NFC in the SuperBowl. The team that loses the SB, as shown by history, usually has a bad year. However, we were not 3-13 last year, we were 7-9 with a banged up defense. Our defense is somewhat healthy, our offense is better (IMO) and we still have an excellent special teams. Stop giving up on your team folks. At least wait a few weeks into the season if you are going to jump ship. Go Bears - you still have a few true fans left!  (Sep 5, 2008 | post #37)

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Guard Metcalf irked by acquisition of Buenning

Where did he say he was irked? Although I agree with most of the post.  (Sep 5, 2008 | post #12)

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Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore

Mr. JohnF, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.  (Sep 4, 2008 | post #27)

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Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore

Who here has referenced the Bears offense similar to that of Indy? The majority of "intellectual " post on this site has referred to our defense against their offense and how our offense is different from that of the past. Congratulations, by you saying that the Bears stand 'no chance' in this game has won you the bone-head statement of the day. NFL games are competition based sporting events where gifted athletes are all paid to perform at certain levels. When this takes place, there is always a chance for any team. Look what happened to the Patriots in last years SB, most people were counting the Giants out and saying they had no chance at victory. How did that work out? And for the record, pre-season football is just that - it is meant to warm players up to contact and for them to get into football form. It is also meant for the coaches to evaluate certain positions and their attacking and defensive schemes against competition other than their own. Please do not be that guy that thinks what happened in the pre-season will determine what will happen in the regular season.  (Sep 4, 2008 | post #18)

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Is it racism?

There is no such thing as reverse racism, it is still just racism!  (Sep 4, 2008 | post #70)

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