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    New Packer

    Have not confirmed yet, but I caught a blurb on the radio that said the Packers traded for K Davis.
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    New Packer

    Knile Davis
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    Dammit... I need a good fiction book to read

    Although I guess it is based on a true story, a friend read The Revenant and said it was very good.
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    Does anyone draft AFTER the first game?

    It is one game. it probably does not make a difference. Sure, if their is a big injury, it helps someone who would have drafted the affected player, but everyone has the same info. if it is unavoidable, what can you do?
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    Chase Bank

    So my brother emails me today and said their debit card got used in California (he lives in the Midwest) for a withdrawal. Somehow he noticed this and called Chase and they told him the card and PIN were compromised. They identified it as his wife's card, but she still has it and has not used it for any on-line purchases. I told him it starting to sound like Chase's security may have been compromised, but they did not tell him that. Of course, there are lots of ways thieves get the info like that these days. Any of you guys have an issue like that with Chase as of late? Just trying to see if it is a bigger issue than just him and his wife.
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    Cutler has torn MCL

    All the reports out of Chicago are that Cutler wanted to stay in, but the coaches pulled him. Cutler is getting a raw deal, because he just is not well-liked. He has terrible mechanics and he may not be a popular guy, but saying he quit is ridiculous.
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    MJD is gutless!

    It is ridiculous that anyone is getting so upset that they are making death threats against something someone says, especially in sports. As a Bear's fan, I do not love Cutler. He has poor mechanics and it is reported he has a poor attitude. However, he helped the Bears win 11 games this year with a terrible offensive line, marginal WRs and a very average coach. MJD is a coward for calling out Cutler. The coaching staff took Cutler out....he did not ask to come out.....at least that is what the insiders are saying. Jacksonville was going for the playoffs and MJD did not play the last 2 games because he was hurt. Did anybody call him out and question his toughness? Why couldn't he suck it up? Probably because he was legitimately injured! Madness!
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    Jack Tatum dead at 61...

    I remember Tatum as a miserable human being who never said he was sorry for the hit on Stingley, never went to see him, regardless of what he claims (per written reports back then)and in fact tried to capitalize on his nick name "assassin", afer the incident. He may have been a good player, but he was a head hunter and showed no remorse to a man that at least deserved THAT much.
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    iphone 4, buy or not to buy?

    I have heard the ATT complaints, but I have had them for over 10 years and I think they have been fine. I never seem to have an issue. My wife once had Sprint and she complained constantly about them.
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    Izzo to stay at Michigan State

    In Chicago, the talk was that if he took the Cleveland job, it meant Lebron was going back to the Cavs. Since we are hoping against hope that he comes to the Bulls, here in Chi-town, at least it means he may not have decided yet.
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    Going To Nashville On Wednesday

    Before having kids (15 years ago), my wife and I went to Nashville from Chicago on one of those cheap Southwest Airline deals. We were looking for a place in early April to play golf, but we did not want to go real far and we only had 3-4 days. The weather in Chicago was terrible, but we had great weather in Nashville, good golf and a real good time. The downtown was being revitalized and there were some decent restaurants, bars and historical places to visit. The people could not have been nicer. You may have a better time than you think you will.
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    Devin Aromashodu

    In a lot of Rookie/Free Agent drafts I looked at (some done only one round at a time though August), Aromashadu has been going anywhere between 1.5 (I think a little early) amd 1.12. Most of those leagues have him going between 1.10 and 1.12 (sometimes 1.13, because of a bonus first round pick awarded). A lot of those I am seeing will not have a 2nd round until June. I have to think he'll be gone by 2.05 in the remaining drafts. DA had a really nice 3 games at the end of 2009 and Cutler really likes him. It was his lobbying that got management to activate him from the practice squad last year. As far as the complaints that he has been with a couple other teams and cut, one of the teams was INDY and they just had no room with Wayne, Harrison and a host of others. Can't remember his other team, but maybe he needed a team that would give him a chance. He probably is not the 2nd coming of Raymond Berry, but he could be a real nice #3 (fantasy-wise) on a team that should throw a lot with Martz as coordinator, at least for one year.
  13. You seem to have a lot of youth at WR. I'd go with Spiller.
  14. Lynn Dickey.....at least I think so.
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    Julius Peppers & Chester Taylor

    I watched every game last year and the defense was the worst part of the team last year. Yea the O-line needs help, but that Defense stops nobody.
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    Julius Peppers & Chester Taylor

    Bears have do something and after Gaines Adams passed away, they need an upgrade on the line. They generate absolutely zero pressure and you cannot play defense that way. Now, I probably would rather have gone with the Green Bay guy, even with the sore knee issue, but they had to do something and in an uncapped year, why not? I like the Chester Taylor signing because he can pass block and they need a quality back to go with Forte. Not a ton of mile on the guy although he is not a youngster. The big TE? I dunno, but Martz wants a blocking TE, so why not. Olson cannot blocak and he is probably on way out anyways. They REALLY need a safety. Not sure where that is coming from. At least they are trying something. After last year and with this coaching staff, they need to generate some excitement around Chicago.
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    The Bears are at it again!

    Well, as a suffering fan, all I can hope for is that maybe another wrong move by the powers in charge make it more likely that we will have a total house cleaning next year. Yes, that is sad, but optimism not very high in Chicago. It does make for fun sports radio talk, though.
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    Bears 34 Cardinals 3

    I am a Bears fan, but it is really hard for me to predict anything for this up and down team. Their defense seems to be only able to stop one facit of a teams aresenal. If they shut down Warner, I worry that Beanie and company will torch them for 150 yards and a coupla TDs. The Bears offense is pretty inconsistent. If the Bears pull one out, I definitely do not see them holding the Cardinals to 3 points. Aren't the Cards kicking butt on the road this year? Good luck Bears. By the way, great weather here in Chicago. Should be 62-67 degrees at the lake and sunny, I believe.
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    I picked up Jeff George on waivers!

    That is really some "Bizarro-league" logic with that Jeff George pickup. If it works for you, I guess that is good. There was no Ryan Moats type of guy that would have been worth a one week flyer (just in case), rather than Jeff George?
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    1 catch for 20 yards..

    He may not even play this week, from what I have heard.
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    And the 2016 Olympics winner is...

    Thanks god! Chicago would have been saddled with so much debt and financial issues that I have doubts they could have recovered. Too bad for all these alderman/politicians who have been buying up small land parcels on the South side so they could make a killing selling it back to Chicago.
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    Computer Problems

    Guys, I have Comcast internet and through them I am protected by McAfee. Things have been fine for a long time. Lately the computer seems a little sluggish and I think perhaps either I have a virus or spyware that slipped through the security system. In addition, I am getting some weird error notices when re-booting. Before I take my computer somewhere to have checked out, do you guys know any software that may help clean up any spyware and perhaps clean out any crap that is causing me difficuly. I know this is a little cryptic of an explanation, but I am a dolt wwith the computer.
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    Jay Cutler's problem is this.......

    Cutler made several mistakes, but his WRs did him no favors. The media in Chicago has talked about this all pre-season. As far as the quote about Devin Hester, it was really overblown by most people. A couple media types in Chicago made a big deal about it, but all he really said was that Devin Hester was not Brandon Marshall (football wise). He is not the most eloquent guy and his comments were really taken for more than they were meant to be. His actions in getting out of Denver were pretty immature, imo, and hopefully he will grow up some here in Chicago. I have not heard his comments yet about last night, so we will see. Of more concern in Chicago right now were the defensive injuries at LB. Urlacher is gong to have surgery and the new LB they got from the Rams is supposed to be gone 6-8 weeks, at least.
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    Best way to invest $25K?

    MDC, Unfortunately there is not much out there. CD's are yielding 1.5%-2.5% for a 6 mo to 1 yr term. If you can find one between 2%-2.5%, at least that solves your risk issue. You can get a longer term with a little better rate. What I might do is "ladder" your CD's. What I mean is maybe invest $10,000 in a 1 year CD, and $10,000 in a 2 year CD and maybe $5,000 in a 3 year CD. That way, you have money coming due each year for either emergencies or better yielding investments. As far as keeping up with inflation, it is not great. Sometimes some smaller local regional banks have a better deal. Nothing wrong with an internet bank as long as they have FDIC insurance. The problem is it is a little uncomfortable for some people to deal with these banks over the phone or through emails for an investment I know people that do it and it seems fine. I did it once 3 years ago with Countrywide at a local office they had by my house. Technically it was an "Internet Bank". I was contacted near the end of the term, told them I did not want to roll over the investments, and the money was returned and I invested at the next best rate I could find. Everything was fine, even with Countrywide's issues. Do you guys have IRAs (Roth or regular)? If not starting one is not a bad idea even if you have 401K's or work pensions. The problem is that these are not temporary investments. If you want the money down the road for a new house or something then do not do this. If this $25,000 is discretionary savings I would tell you to put 1/2 in a CD and take 1/2 and start dollar cost averaging (over the next 12 months) in a couple mutual funds at Vanguard (low expenses). Again, if you know this is money to be spent in the near term for something than the stock market is out of the question.
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    Chicago Geeks and Visitors

    I agree with Thor. Got my wife's ring at 5 S Wabash years ago, Thor!