‘Bout Time Bears

One day after concluding their most disappointing season in recent memory, the Bears on Monday fired general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman.

The Bears entered 2014 with Super Bowl aspirations, but finished in last place in the NFC North for the first time since 2007 with a 5-11 record. They lost eight of their last 10 games after a 3-3 start, ending the year with a five-game losing streak for the first time since 1989.

Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman were relieved of their duties Monday.

Emery addressed the media for about 90 seconds late Monday morning at Halas Hall, publicly thanking Bears ownership, management, coaches, players and fans.

In comments directed to the McCaskey family and president/CEO Ted Phillips, Emery said: “Your support, your patience and your kindness have been incredible. No employee could ask for more.”

“This job was an opportunity of a lifetime,” Emery said. “My only regret is that we didn’t win enough games for that opportunity to continue. To borrow a lyric or a line from [singer/songwriter] Carrie Newcomer, ‘We stand breathless on the clean edge of change.’ So it’s time to change and move forward.”

The 2014 Bears returned all 11 starters from an offense that rewrote the team’s record book in 2013, but were plagued all season by mistakes and penalties. They failed to score 30 points in a game for the first time since 2004, mustering only 319 points after compiling 445 in 2013.

The Bears struggled on defense for the second straight year, allowing 442 points, the second most in franchise history behind the 478 they permitted in 2013. This season they became the first NFL team since the 1923 Rochester Jeffersons to give up at least 50 points in back-to-back games.

The Bears weren’t much better on special teams, repeatedly committing penalties and struggling to find a quality return specialist until late in the season.

Emery was hired as Bears general manager in 2012. A year later when he replaced Lovie Smith as coach with Trestman, Emery lauded him for his work as an assistant coach developing quarterbacks such as Steve Young, Rich Gannon and Jake Plummer.

The Bears hoped that Trestman would make the same impact on Jay Cutler, and while the two had success in their first season together, Trestman benched Cutler two weeks ago after conceding that he had failed to get the most out of the physically-gifted quarterback. This season Cutler passed for a career-high 28 touchdowns but led the NFL with 18 interceptions and 24 turnovers.

Taking over a team that went 10-6 in 2012, Trestman compiled a 13-19 record in two seasons, including 3-9 against the NFC North. After losing to the Packers 38-17 and 55-14 this season, the Bears have now dropped nine of their last 10 versus Green Bay. Their only win during that span came in 2013 when quarterback Aaron Rodgers exited in the first quarter with a broken collarbone.

“I want to thank Virginia, George and the McCaskey family, Phil Emery and Ted Phillips for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach of the Chicago Bears,” Trestman said in a statement. “I also want to thank all the coaches and players who gave us everything we asked over the past two years. I have tremendous respect for this organization. Chicago is a special city with great fans. I appreciate the warm support my family and I received.”

 

-Larry Mayer

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Today, is now yesterday

Today was eventful, plentiful if not.

Lots of things moved around, lifted, then forgot.

Short term memories moved around like wandering children in the store,

moving and innovative thoughts, shined then ignored.

Consistently craving what might be next and trying to plan ahead

brings forth confusion contracting obstacles instead.

Joining forces with tolerance and jousting out uneventful, dreaded and even mind cramps that trouble fears.

Conveyed any doubt that the last seconds will still be here, and making the most of us fall for tedious and false careers.

So indeed, do we doubt ourselves to justify what we believe, just to work and do not face what we know  is

that each and every Today, is now yesterday.

 

– DJP

Why Diamonds? We’ve been duped.

Oh, that old saying that diamonds are a woman’s best friend and that diamonds are worth a bunch is a hunk of bullshit. They are a womans best friend because she is going to keep it if you guys break up before marriage or if you divorce. The reason being: Most of us do not know the truth. I knew and I didn’t even have to read an article. It just did not make sense. So I did my research and found that it is just a hunk of diamond that is already massed produced because there is so much of it in this world.

An article put it best and you can read it here on Huffington Post. They greatly describe how it has been driven into our modern society that we actually believe what is provided to us for centuries.

Do not believe Huffington Post, see this video here on YouTube by College Humor that addresses the same thing.

So woman, us men have found out the real truth in regards to that diamond that you want. No need to lie. We will still be dumb enough to drop dough on it to keep you happy.

But remember this. The more he spends on the ring the more likely you are to get a divorce. Read this here on Fox News.

So if you really love him and want to be with him, just remember, now he knows that the size of the ring should not matter if you want to be with him for ever.

The bigger the size you ask for, the more likely he is to believe you just want the diamond and not his love.

Faith

I took a leap of faith today, not knowing where I would land.

I searched for mostly every answer, only to be given hand.

Not a hand I wanted, because the the distrust I believe to be there.

Not because of who I know of this to be, but because my heart feels like it has disappeared.

My dreams do not make sense and it is evident that I what I need to do is put my heat

into hands of someone who knows how hard I fight.

I cry inside so that I can know the answer and not have to guess.

But he reached to me and said, “My Son, please do not stress. For I have a path for you that you not yet know, just follow all of the clues.  The ones that I have laid out for you and it tells you what to do.  For if you follow along this path, you will find yourself not alone, but you will find yourself in a place where you must find your own.”

I asked him, “How do I know, you gave me your hand in guidance so that I know where I must be.”  As he replied, ” Yes, I did, but it is up to you to have Faith In Me.”

 

-Mansapartment

Be Yourself

We wake up, we go to sleep, we move around to the sound of our feet

We defeat moves like a wind breeze with no rain to slow us down or even freeze

No A.C. or Zack no morse or re like backwards words that make us dream

As if we do not open our eyes to view life, like a sun that was just awoken up by the drums

Of our hearts..

Stretch then begin to write our days as we can even begin to break away from the

darkness or allow us to speak a good morning word to our neighbor

but we always ask for favors from the least liked person who happens to be our enemy because they

are closes to us and know all of our secrecies.

So like a state with different seasons who do we trust with our words or even stop us from breathing

No reason to try and make new friends or worlds with new creatures that remove us from our own features, believe me

Mr. Media taking us away from our figures to figure that most of us will sell our souls for more soles and dough that make our minds go cold.

So we develop an evil twin to make us seem normal but who wins; who collects our souls.

Surely not us, because we mostly look up to people who give us no purpose but purposely chose them because we believe what we mostly see.

What we need to do is be a ripple in water to be our own righteous self to create a symbolic reasoning that will help ourselves grow and create more wealth.

Just remember when it is gone, where have most of your friends gone, so from the beginning and from the time we woke up, and moved to the sound of our feet.

So ask yourself who should you be and the answer you shall arrive to is:

Just Be Me!

 

 

 

Note: read while listening to Ariana Grande’s new song: Best Mistake

The official fastest sedan in the world

This boys and girls is officially the world’s most powerful sedan—the all-new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which made its debut today at the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise muscle car fest in Detroit. Yes, this Charger is packing the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and incredibly the engine’s peak output has been maintained at 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the next most powerful sedan available today is the V-12-powered Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, and it produces ‘only’ 621 hp.

All that power also makes the Charger SRT Hellcat the fastest sedan in the world. Dodge quotes a quarter mile time of 11.0 seconds flat with the standard Pirelli P Zero tires, and a top speed of 204 mph. The 0-60 mph time will be in the “mid threes”. Of course, you need to use the secondary ‘red’ key to unleash the full power. Using the regular key leaves the engine producing a tamer 500 horses, and will likely save you from a boatload of fines.

It’s been no secret that Dodge was planning to pack its Charger with the Hellcat. In fact, it was during the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles five-year strategy announcement back in May where we first learned that a new Charger SRT will be launched for the 2015 model year, complete with a supercharged engine. And then just a couple of weeks ago we learned of the power ratings via a leaked SAE filing.

In the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat, Dodge has only added an eight-speed automatic transmission, and drive only goes to the rear wheels. The Challenger SRT Hellcat offers a six-speed manual borrowed from the Viper supercar.

With Dodge only charging $60k for the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, we expect this new Charger SRT Hellcat to be just as big a bargain. Unfortunately, supplies are expected to be tight, so if you’re interested in one you had better call your local Dodge dealer real fast. The order books officially open in the next couple of months and deliveries are scheduled to start in the first quarter of next year.

Robin Williams

Your beauty, vision, charm and wisdom took the world by storm.

You demanded laughter as the day went along.

You joked and walked a thin line with your character and mentality,

But over all you were you, and you did that with grace and with class you see.

You catapulted the comedy atmosphere at such graceful speed and make young, up and coming

Comedians, try to mimic one of the greatest we’ve seen.

Saturday Night Live, Mork and Mindy and even Ms. Doubtfire, had us all in tears as we laughed for hours.

So as the days go on you will live long in our hearts but you will not be forgotten because you will always be apart of All Of Us.

You will be missed Robin Williams.