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Icaddiedforstosh last won the day on November 8 2017

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  1. Icaddiedforstosh

    Chicago Bears 2018/2019 season

    Ya know V....that's all too true but that play never.should. have. happened. I know, I know....good teams should overcome bad calls and win. But up and coming teams trying to win on the road shouldn't have to overcome BS calls after scoring a legit TD that probably seals the deal. I've seen that kind of "pick" play run 1000 times and never draw a flag. Let's state the obvious and say they don't take hat TD away from Brady....but they wouldn't take it away from Stafford, Cousins, Big Ben, the KC Kid or anyone else for that matter. That call flipped the game on it's ear because Mitch totally blew the next play. But it was a play that only happened due to a truly putrid call. As bad as Tru was in the 1rst half ....it was encouraging to see his second half where he threw for 4 TDs if only 3 counted. I hope the Bears don't go to Miami again for years....So weird how the entire game was played with the home team in the shade on their bench while the visitors sit in the Gobi desert broiling away....with panels for shade held over their heads by Egyptian slave-like attendants...that shadow splitting the field perfectly in half never changed. It was entertaining, wild, and ultimately hard to watch the final outcome.
  2. Icaddiedforstosh

    RIP Stan Mikita

    A Giant ....face #1 on the Mt Rushmore in Chicago Black Hawk history 1394 games over 21 seasons 541 goals 926 assists 1467 pts. +159 THE GREATEST BLACKHAWK EVER My broken heart is salved knowing he is free of the horrible disease that killed him RIP to my true hero growing up and beyond.
  3. Icaddiedforstosh

    Stan As Gm

    Well.....to be fair and honest I'm certainly one of those "loudmouths" way back so many long years ago when the Hawks were the Gold Standard. I'm a big fan of what Q and Stan have done here but I was hoping for a shake-up. I put my money on Q saying good bye and going back to the Blues to try to fix that sorry assed franchise with some fresh eyes. Nope. Q will be back for better or worse. Ok fine. Stan needs to sign a stud top 4 D man. Period. That has to be his mission. Mission 2 has to be finding a legit back-up for Crawford. Say what you will but facts are facts...Chicago was 16-7-2 when Crawford went down and then the wheels came off due in a large part of crappy play in net. Anyone remember when the Hawks took 2 points to the bank after being up by a goal going into the 3rd period at home? Crplat]awford was obviously a huge component...the whole "any goalie will do" argument has been destroyed, CC is NOT overpaid and his contract is fair at best....a bargain realyy Again I'm fine with Q coming back but really....whatever happens over the summer how about this?.....put 4 lines together and LET THEM PLAY. Stop with the constant tinkering and put lines out there who are not wondering where they're gonna be in 6 minutes
  4. Icaddiedforstosh

    Stan As Gm

    I guess 3 Cups don't count for much and it's always the same old same old that's just living in the past. So be it. When you live in a world of instant gratification you get to bark like a neglected dog. There's your loudmouthed posters who shouted from the mount that Zues was a total stiff ...or Vermette...or Brad Richards....all SB additions ....all mistakes until a parade was held. What a microscope SB lives here under 'fans" that went away when Cups were raised because they couldn't be enjoyed
  5. Icaddiedforstosh

    Pat Foley

    If you're old enough to had been listening/watching the Hawks when Foley was doing the TV/Radio simulcast back in the day.....he was one of the best...pretty hard to argue if truth be told. Announcers are showmen....the great ones define themselves by describing the action they are reporting on with catch phrases that they own. It's often something that just pops out of their mouths and then becomes what seems to be a known lexicon....something you seemed to have heard before...all your life. Foley had the good fortune of describing the play of HOF point a game player Denis Savard and he delivered in spades when he coined the terms "Spin O Rama"...and (after another glorious goal by Denis)....Saviour Fare.....he's everywhere!..... The great Marty Glickman invented how basketball was described on radio. Marty was the one who first called a clean shot a "swish".... Is Foley in decline? Yeah maybe. Live long enough and join the club. I can't count how many times Foley crowed "he scoooooorrres" in that cracked voice that sent chills down my spine
  6. Icaddiedforstosh

    12/17 Hawks vs Wild

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    The Crawford Thread

    He was at his best in 2011? That's an insult to Crawford's play in 2013 and 2015 when he should have won the Connie as the player who really made those Cup dreams a reality. Because that was the truth...those awards went to the video game cover boys...but anyone who watched those playoff series on the way to those Cups understood it was Crawford that saved the teams' bacon time and again . And you never thought he was always that good...quite the opposite and your history of posting about Crawford on this site bears that out. You've forever bashed supporters of the man as shallow fans who "own his jersey" and didn't understand that goalies aren't important and that's why "The Darling" would be just as good or anyone else would just get in the way of pucks for peanuts. I mean let's keep it real...you were all over Bowman for the Crawford contract and were targeting his contract as THE one that was going to have to be moved for cap space less than a year ago,,,now you make statements like you always considered him a top goalie. That is simply not true...you likened his glove as a "little girl back catcher" on several occasions and went out of your way to dismiss his supporters as weak-minded fans who couldn't grasp what hockey was all about. Of course I'm going to come of as the "Board Police"...or "Stasi"...or the other cute names I've been tagged with on this site....but really...I can't help but feel more than a bit sickened when Crawford starts getting some long overdue credit by people who shoved the terms "fan-boy" et.al. in my face when I was trying to put some perspective to his contribution
  8. Icaddiedforstosh

    Are They Having Fun?

    My apologies if I crossed lines...let's just pit this aside and not make it a big damn deal....we've been members for a lot of years and have gone thru worst battles before,
  9. Icaddiedforstosh

    Are They Having Fun?

    Uh...no... Why would you make a public post to ask me to go to PM?....other to gain an advantage as the guy who was being "reasonable"?.....you should have just PMed me. No big deal Gig...this exchange will be forgotten soon enough
  10. Icaddiedforstosh

    Are They Having Fun?

    You don't think at some point.....you're over the top views are not going to elicit a response?.......which might not be in total agreement? Typical....somebody died and left me in charge.... Why do you feel the need to let everyone know you're getting ready to bail out? Why is it everyone has to know you just can't put up with this level of hockey anymore? Again, read your own posts....Woe is me, I'm not gonna put up with less than a .750 winning percentage .....life is too short for this....on and on... Take a look in the mirror before you stake your claim to free speech
  11. Icaddiedforstosh

    Are They Having Fun?

    "Selective reading"? Yeah right...no.....you've been bashing away for quite a while now. I haven't posted much at all here but I've been reading all along. Who needs to take a "chill pill" ? Would that be me...or that be you? Who's the one bashing the team in game day threads and getting to such a dark place to say he has better things to do, your life is too short to bother anymore with Chicago Blackhawk hockey? Rebuild,...10 new faces,,,,gonna take some time to turn the corner. You;d think there would be some freakin leeway....but 7-6-2 and you're already building your exit strategy...I just won't watch anymore, because I'm not entertained....it's not fun enough...life is too short ...etc... Yeah I'm so "anger induced"...I'm some maniac....somebody kidnapped my sister....sure....meanwhile guys like you can spew all over the map and nobody says boo...you're different from me? Hardly....read your own posts
  12. Icaddiedforstosh

    Are They Having Fun?

    Was your time all that so much shorter in the Cup years? Were those hours :"frittered" away? "Full Disclosure"...bolded .....I'm a fan when things are good, I'm an old man running out of time when things are bad.....although there are 5 months left in a season which is such a disaster, the team is one point out of second place in the division. Hey man,,, go away....give up and go spend your time in a better way. You wanna write off a hockey team before the first snow of the season? Fine
  13. Icaddiedforstosh

    Chicago Bears 2017/18 season

    The main thing is Miller didn't lose his left leg to a football play....but there has to be some change in this "completing the process" rule, which is beyond confusing in whait is interpreted.... It seems pretty crazy to me that a runner can score a TD without ever setting one foot in the end zone...he can graze the pylon...or just break the plane....and then actually fumble the ball...as Ingram did yesterday....there is no process to complete there. I get the spirit of that rule, but it's bogus. In the old days if the ball came loose, it was a fumble up for grabs...the play was not considered to be over. Why is it that a runner can lose control of the ball and there is no fumble, because the ground cannot cause a fumble....but a WR has to go through a process where any part of the ball touching the ground nullifies a catch, even when he still has control? Makes zero sense. The NFL has to take a long look at what they're calling, far too many times they get it wrong in key situations. I mean...the aftermath of the Miller play was the call came from New York was that "the receiver has to survive the ground for it to be a catch"....what does that mean? Miller had control the entire time, the Refs threw their hands up indicating a legit TD. What is the frakin' point of having the on-field Ref stare at a Microsoft tablet, when New York is going to overturn the call...when the actual rule is,....that should only happen when there is overwhelming evidence pointing to a missed original call. Clearly not the case this time The arrow on the Bears is still pointing up, but they are not in position to have points taken away on a perfect throw and better catch. That TD would have changed the momentum and dynamic of a game with over 17 minutes left. That is unacceptable
  14. Icaddiedforstosh

    Chicago Bears 2017/18 season

    Well said Bob Prayers for Zach
  15. Icaddiedforstosh

    Chicago Bears 2017/18 season

    That reversal was a damn joke. Clearly, Miller made a great catch to bring the Bears right back into the game, only to have it nullified, It's hard to swallow that kind of obvious mistake when the Refs have high-definition looks to get the call right and somehow, someway still bend Chicago over and turn a game that later should have been tied into a waltz to victory for Brees and NO. Call it sour grapes....and the Bears are a team that shoots themselves in the foot time and again....but ask yourself.....does that call get overturned if the pass was thrown by Brady....or Rodgers....or Big Ben......I mean it really sticks in my craw to sit there watching, just waiting for the inevitable overturn when something good happens to a team from Chicago. I'm waiting to see a home run from Abreu get wiped out next year because it was deemed the wind aided the flight of the ball unfairly