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    2013 Films Thread

    QUOTE (DukeNukeEm @ Dec 26, 2013 -> 09:21 PM) She is clearly talented. Attractive? No, not really. But she can act. Saying otherwise just kind of makes you an annoying contrarian. Not directly accusing you of being one... OK yes I am. Yes, she is extremely talented. She was amazing in "Winters Bone." As for looks, she is not amazing, but I would give her my bone in any season.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (MexSoxFan#1 @ Dec 26, 2013 -> 01:54 PM) I call it finishing a tackle Payback for Martin/McMahon is long overdue... In the words of Ivan Drago: "If he dies, he dies."
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ Dec 23, 2013 -> 02:19 PM) This. Is. Awesome.
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    2013-2014 NHL thread

    The black, "alternative" third sweaters are reappearing for the Soldier Field game: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey...-series-jerseys
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    Sports Media discussion

    QUOTE (Jenksismyb**** @ Dec 20, 2013 -> 04:36 PM) Under the law if he can't do his job they can fire him. If he's a drug addict and drunk, he can't perform his job. And neither, as far as I know, are recognized disabilities that would invoke the ADA. He may have a special clause in his contract though, who knows. Actually, alcoholism IS a protected disability under the ADA, and although one's present use of illegal drugs is not, a history of past addiction problems (even addiction to illicit drugs) is also. Of course, if an employee can't show up for work or get his job done because they are wasted or hung over, those ADA protections won't save them, which is to the point I was making before.
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    Sports Media discussion

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Dec 20, 2013 -> 04:06 PM) I'm definitely not an employment lawyer, so I don't know the specifics, but based on what he said today, Mac approached management and said he needed to enter rehab. He wasn't just randomly not showing up to work before that. This was not the first occasion when Mac left his show to deal with his problems, just the most recent. Also, from what I heard today, he told his program director off but good right before asking for this rehab leave. In light of that, it was generous of the Score to allow him to go, and it may have been well within its rights to fire him. He seemed to acknowledge that when I was listening.
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    Sports Media discussion

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Dec 20, 2013 -> 03:54 PM) I think if someone comes to you saying they need to go to rehab, you can't fire them. They have ADA protections. That's true as far as it goes, but an employee still has to regularly show up for the job he's been hired to perform. The employer has a legal duty to reasonably accommodate, but after awhile, it gets unreasonable to expect the employer to continually endure a series of lengthy absences, as has been the case with Mac.
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    Relationship Advice Thread

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Dec 16, 2013 -> 05:47 PM) Best advice I've ever heard on any topic. You guys are true gentlemen, but I disagree. It's bad for the engine to stop the train before you've reached the station.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    What are the chances the Bears, Lions, and Pack each go 1-1 in their last two games, all winning at home, losing on the road, and the 9-7 Bears take the division? I don't think that's too far-fetched.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ Dec 20, 2013 -> 12:52 PM) I think they are being overly cautious because it's Aaron Rodgers. I don't think they want to gamble with any sort of long term damage. I doubt he plays the rest of the season, unless they make the playoffs. I suspect you are right, and that is the smart thing to do.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Dec 18, 2013 -> 05:27 PM) Ok seriously, why is it so f***in hard for people to say Alshon JEFFERY? Herm Edwardson just called him Jefferies on sportscenter. I just don't get it. I know. Just this morning I heard someone do that while shopping at Jewels. The Bears should make an announcement at Soldiers Field.
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    Football Head Injuries

    My 10 year old son has played tackle football for two years. He plays HB and DE, was co-Captain of his team this year, and IMHO, was a TD and sack machine who was one of the best 3 or so players on a squad that played for his league's championship. He loves it, but I wish to hell he did not. I am very, very proud of him, but that Frontline episode was a game changer for me. Ironically, in a reversal of gender stereotypes, my ex lives for his football, and I am just a worry wart, p**** who never played. Even if I were inclined to try to veto his playing (which would crush him), I would be shot down, and the issue would likely end up in litigation. So I cross my fingers, pray, and open my mouth only to cheer for and support him.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Dec 18, 2013 -> 09:47 AM) Rodgers has been practicing, hasn't he? He'll come in and dominate. He's arguably the best QB in the NFL. Yes, apparently he has. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000030...een-bay-packers
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Dec 17, 2013 -> 10:01 AM) True, but they were still reeling from losing Melton and Collins. Ratliff has really made his presence felt since he started playing. The Bears need Briggs back and another solid game from Ratliff to win at Philly. If that happens, we're going to knock off the Packers at home, but I'm not optimistic about this Sunday night.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Dec 17, 2013 -> 03:22 PM) Jay Cutler looked pretty darn good after coming off an injury and weeks of inaction. But IIRC, Cutler had at least practiced (although he was limited) the week before, no? That said, we are talking about Aaron Rodgers.
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    Alright begin

    Apparently, all the posts in this thread are random and disconnected.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Harry Chappas @ Dec 13, 2013 -> 09:57 AM) If Lovie could get an offensive minded guy with him in Texas he could do some good things down there. I can see him going to Detroit or Washington as well. Imagine if the Bears had hired Trestman as Lovie's OC a few years ago instead of Martz or Tice (not that he would have left the CFL to be an asst.) That might have been something.
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    Teen Kills 4 in DUI Crash...

    I always thought of Texas as a strict, "law and order" type of state. I guess not.
  19. QUOTE (Jenksismyb**** @ Dec 12, 2013 -> 04:40 PM) I've never heard of Thomas having a sketchy reputation. What's the back story there? That may have been a poor choice of words. I have read in several places that he is extremely difficult to work with and treats people poorly; that his relationships with almost all of his coaches (specifically Mick Jones) deteriorated rapidly; that people at Cincinnati did cartwheels when he left; and that he has already alienated many big money Illinois donors in connection with the Assembly Hall/State Farm Center renovation. I have no first-hand knowledge of any of this, but can't imagine having that out there is helpful when trying to recruit top coaching talent, even if untrue.
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    Alright begin

    Zambonis are just getting warned up.
  21. Anyone still wondering why they removed the "Madhouse on Madison" signage has their an$wer.
  22. QUOTE (Jenksismyb**** @ Dec 12, 2013 -> 02:26 PM) My thinking is, what harm is there to fire the guy and start over? He's not bringing in tons of awesome recruits that might decommit. It's not like he's got some amazing scheme that the roster has been molded for. We're at the bottom of the barrel anyway. This just isn't a case where the program would be set back another few years because the new coach would have to start from scratch. How is losing next year and firing Beckman then any different from where they are right now? To me, it really isn't different at all, except for the fact that you've then become the school that was so desperate that it violated the unwritten "at least three years" rule that, like it or not, applies to even the s***tiest of head coaches. When your AD has a sketchy reputation to begin with, you don't want to complicate matters by being "that school." I think that could hamper and slow the rebuild (and the ones after that), both with respect to recruiting and hiring. Now if you're talking about firing Thomas and Beckman together, that would mitigate that perception, but that certainly won't happen.
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    2013-2014 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Jenksismyb**** @ Dec 12, 2013 -> 01:49 PM) Why are you a "meathead" if you want the Bears to win and not lose on a decision to put a QB in who hasn't played in 8 weeks, over a guy that has played the best stretch OF ANY QUARTERBACK IN THE HISTORY OF THE GOD DAMN FRANCHISE? Can I repeat that point any stronger? The best f'n stretch of games as QB in ALMOST 100 YEARS. That's cherry picking a bit to anoint McNown tallest midget. That said, it's valid to question putting your own ice on an unbelievably hot hand.
  24. I kind of split the difference between the two arguing camps on Beckman: Yes, he was an absolutely reach of a hire and in his 2 years has done way more to earn the label "incompetent buffoon" than "capable B1G head coach;" and yes, as much as he probably should be fired now (and almost certainly will be next year), firing a HC after only two years just typically isn't done for a reason, and an AD can do more long-term damage to a program by doing that, than by keeping a horrible coach one extra year. I really don't see anything positive at all about the guy.
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