Halloween is one of BPD’s favorite holidays! Below are some of the reasons why.
These two certainly look a lot better than their football team.
Did you really think we weren’t going to show a pic of the Jets hottie Jenn Sterger?
I am feeling a bit…Patriotic right now.
Meeeeeeeow! Get it? Bengal…cat.
Steelers are indeed looking “super” again.
Arrrrgh! I want me some of that booty.
The Jets get a two-fer this week. This Jet model is too f***ing hot to pass up.
New York 39-43
New Jersey 22-60
San Antonio 54-28
New Orleans 34-48
Los Angeles Lakers 62-20
Los Angeles Clippers 42-20
Golden State 26-56
Oklahoma City 50-32
The Chicago Bears are half way through the 2010-11 season and it certainly has been a roller coaster ride. One minute the Monsters of the Midway are 4-1 and at the top of the NFC North and the next minute they are a jumbled mess on the verge of collapse.
I don’t think there is anything more frustrating than being a Chicago Bears fan right now. You have seen this play over and over again. You had hoped with the addition of Martz, Peppers and Chester T. that maybe the worst was behind us and we could compete for a playoff spot. That hope has been dashed. To come up with two crappy performances in a row against Seattle and Washington is pathetic. These were games they had to win and they didn’t. If they go into the half at 7-1 with a three game lead over nemesis Green Bay the chances are really good that they are going to win the division. However, they pull up lame against two mediocre NFC opponents and that speaks volumes of not only the players, but the organization.
Some people slam on the offensive line and others enjoy roasting Jay Cutler. Some even blame it on Lovie Smith alone while some will go as far as to blame management and ownership. I have to say they are all right. The offensive line is the worst I have seen in my 30 some odd years of being a Bears fan. Jay Cutler, who I like, needs to calm down. Take a sack and don’t force the play. It is hard for him to do that because he is a competitor and he has already taken a seasons worth of sacks, but he has to try.
The organization certainly has the biggest bullseye. Let’s not kid ourselves, the Bears of 2006 won in spite of Lovie. He has done very little as a head coach. He doesn’t inspire confidence, his mid-game adjustments suck and he can’t throw a RED FLAG to save his life. Most of his coordinators are God awful too, although I’ll give a pass to Marinelli and Taub at this time.
Finally Jerry Angelo has to be the worst GM in the NFL on the first day of the Draft. We have a terrible record with 1st and 2nd Round picks. He is great finding gems in the middle rounds and maneuvering to acquire more picks however, to be a great team and compete for Superbowls you have to find those future NFL stars on Day 1 of the NFL Draft.
I’d go on and on about how inept President Ted Phillips and the McCaskey clan are but I’ve covered that many times. And, let’s face it, they aren’t selling any time soon.
I hope that a huge win over Buffalo in 2 weeks can catapult this team to a 3 or 4 game streak. That would be fantastic. I don’t wish this team any ill will for I am a HUGE fan. However, if they should happen to finish the season with only 7 or 8 wins like I suspect then it is time for the firing squad. Paging Coach Cowher! Coach Cowher needed at Soldier Field STAT!
NY Yankees v. Minnesota Twins
Despite losing out on the East Division Championship at the hands of rival Boston, the Yankees remain a very tough and dangerous team. Too bad for NY that they open up against Minnesota on the road. Minnesota is one of the tougher places to play and they have been on cruise control for weeks. Now having to go without Mourneau is going to be tough but they have managed thus far. While NY seems to have an edge in the rotation, Minnesota appears to have a better lineup and bullpen. Game 1 will be the key for NY. If they lose the opener with C.C. on the mound they will lose the series. If they win the opener than I like their chances to wrap things up in NY. PREDICTION – Minnesota 3 NY 2
Texas Rangers v. Tampa Bay Rays
It is amazing Tampa was able to do what they have with all of the injuries and turnover this team has had. The team’s rotation has certainly helped them get to where they are at, which is top of the Eastern Division. Texas however matches up against Tampa extremely well. They can pretty much go pitcher for pitcher and they both have good pens. The biggest key, and the one I think will make a difference, is Texas has been coasting for quite a while. They were able to breezy through some significant injuries like Michael Young and Josh Hamilton without having to worry about the 3 weaker teams in the division. Tampa however has had to deal with NY and Boston all season long. They had to battle until the last game to secure the home field advantage. I think Tampa is more battle tested and many of these guys have been here before. PREDICTION – Tampa 3 Texas 2
Cincinnati Reds v. Philadelphia Phillies
The Reds have had a terrific season and have had some of their young players like Votto, Stubbs, Bruce and Gomes. They have quite a “murderers row light” if you will. They do what Dusty Baker team’s love to do, set the table at the top and let the big guns drive them in. On the other hand you have Philly who has owned the National League for a while now. They are filled with tough, grizzly veterans who want to win another championship. In addition, they will throw Halladay, Hamels and Oswalt at the Reds and that is tough for any lineup to look at. Let’s remember, in the post-season, the team with the best pitching usually comes out on top. PREDICTION – Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 1
Atlanta v. San Francisco
These two teams had similar trips to the post-season. It took until the last day to get things settled and these teams had to battle hard to get where they are at. Both teams also have dynamic rookies in Posey and Heyward. They have good pitching staffs and timely hitting. They really are equal teams in almost every way. San Fran does have home field advantage but the Braves are letting it all hang out, trying to win one for the retiring legend, Bobby Cox. Something has got to give and it could be in the first game with Lincecum going against playoff stud Derek Lowe. PREDICTION – Atlanta 3 San Francisco 2