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Richard Dent into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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He's been forced to be patient, but Bears defensive end Richard Dent will be inducted into the Pro Football of Fame.

He will joined in the 2011 Class by Marshall Faulk, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders, and Shannon Sharpe.

An eighth round pick, Dent established himself as one of the league's best defensive ends ever. He finished his career with 137 1/2 sacks, behind only Reggie White and Bruce Smith.

Dent was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and the MVP of Super Bowl XX, tallying two sacks and two forced fumbles.

The Bears have 27 players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, more than any other NFL club.

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"The Bears have 27 players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, more than any other NFL club."

Hahahahahaha! Heeheeheehee!! Hohohohoho!!

Do I see Bears fans again clinging to the 85 Bears like dingelberries? Oh you chumps are too much. Congrats for all the players in the Hall but nobody gives a dam about half of them who played in the 1940s now. Let's take a trip through history shall we?

Who has the most championsips in the NFL? The Packers.

Longest CONTINUOS franchise? The Pack.

Kicked the Bears azzes in the NFC Championship? Packers again.

About to win the first Super Bowl in what will be a glorious dynasty throughout this decade? The Pack!

Boo hoo losers. We'll be holding the Lombardi trophy like true champs in less than 24 hours! What will Bears fans be doing? Oh yeah drooling over a player from the CFL. Man it must suck to be you guys in CHicago!

Congrats to Richard Dent. A great addition to the Hall.

JOY!

My simple life is complete. I have been waiting for this day for years. Up next? Dusty Dvoracek with and Jaron Gilbert not far behind! Total beasts they all are!

Go Dusty D! I no you have too wait a few years to get noiminated but they should make an exception for the Dustmiester! Fear the D! Dusty D that is!

PackerBacker, thanks for the history lesson. Only...only you left out the single most important entry in Packer lore. Allow me if you will. It's the story of how the Green Bay Packers got their team colors. It's the story of...Barfy McPisspants, the most famous Packer fan ever.

One day ole' Barfy woke up and found himself in an alley face down in his own vomit. He had been drinking himself stupid the whole night before, as was tradition in Green Bay, and in his drunken stupor collapsed in the aforementioned alley. Well, Barfy realized that he had to take a leak real bad and since he was still disoriented, he just went and did it in his pile of puke. The whizzing noise and smell of uric acid quickly caught the attention of the people nearby.

"What's going on here?" asked a police officer as the crowd formed behind him.

"I think that's Barfy McPisspants!" said a man.

"What on Earth is he doing!?" followed a woman.

But Barfy didn't let the hysterics bother him. In fact, Barfy just smiled to himself as puke dripped from his double chin. He turned around to let the townspeople in on the secret and pointed at the mixed puddle of yellow urine and green vomit.

"Aye," he said with a twinkle in his bloodshot eyes. "Is there (hic!) not a more beautiful sight on (hic!) God's green Earth, laddies?"

Oddly enough, the rest of the townspeople were enthralled with Barfy's shallow pool of piss and puke, including the Mayor.

"Barfy my boy!" said the Mayor. "A fine thing you've done today! We had just been thinking of some new, bold colors for the football team of this here town and by God, unless there are any objections, I believe we have them: Vomit Green and Urine Yellow!"

The people of Green Bay rejoiced and the Green Bay Packers have worn those colors ever since.

And as for Barfy, well, anytime you walk by a Packer fan and smell the unbearable stench of pee and/or stale vomit on their clothes, know that Ole' Barfy is passed out somewhere smiling in approval.

The End.

Congratulations to Richard Dent a true BEAR and now a Hall of Famer.....The wait is over Bear fans show him some love in Canton this summer.

packserslacker the game has not been played yet don't coiunt a win until you earn it, I'll be happy to send you some depends because you will; need them once the steelers spank that packer azz........

Stay off our blog you moldy cheesehead fan.....Go BEARS

Its about time Dent got the call, he was simply one of the greats when it came to rushing the passer. And as an 8th round draft pick, that would make him the equivalent of a free agent rookie today, go #95!!

Next the Bears need to work on getting another member of that 85 squad in, a guy by the name of Jay Hilgenberg, who was probably the best center from his era. Hilgenberg was a 7 time pro-bowler 7 time all-pro, simply one of the best interior linemen of his era, he deserves to go in GO BEARS!!

Oh god look who crawled out of his hole.

Buttercup you realize without the Bears, Giants, Jets, Pats, Boys, and Phins the Packers don't even exist. Without or revenue sharing your the LA Packers, which seems like a good fit. We gotta carry your team like a small child.

Second you do know you haven't won the Super Bowl yet? Their is a little matter of the Steelers.

Third fans don;t vote players into the hall moron. We have no say in the matter.

4th I am sure the other packer fans will love the fact that while you disrespect the Dent and insult former Bears players because they played in the past, you are also insulting former Packer greats because they played in the past as well, or did you forget that. Not only did you hate on every player in the Hall you hated on your own players. Are you really that dumb. Or do you think all Packer HOF players went into the hall this year and are from your current team.

According to you Vince Lombardi, Bart Star, Reggie White, Don Hutson, etc are all chumps cause they played football in the past. Even a stupid Bear fan wouldn't say anything that stupid.

ahhh.....hey there packerbacker my buttercup! :)

you fil me upp buttercup! tee hhee hee. oh packrbarcr. i agre with everrtthing you sayd. these looser bear fans donut noe anything. there all LOOSERS@! ans itel them hoe iam ewlays right ans ir onyl guive FACTSD! but they never lissen to me. letus watch teh gloryous PACKRS WIN TEH SUPERBOWEL!!! YES YOUN OW THYE WILL SENSE THEY ARE THEGRATEST ANS THE BEARS SUCK!!

but yo guys now me old crap-0ton jsut ytryin gto nbe paostvie..

ps i need you! i need ou packerbacker! mor then anything darling...you no i have from teh dstart! :) so fill mee up fil me up my buttervup packerbacker ansd dont brake my heasrt!!!!!! :)

A couple of quotes for you Bugger.

This is from Football 101

About 2/3 of the NFL's money comes from the TV deal. The players get about 2/3 of team revenue. So, more or less, the TV contract goes to pay the players. These contracts are typically for about 5 years, and every time they are renegotiated the price goes up. So do player's salaries.

The money from the TV contract is share and share alike - the Redskins, Cowboys, Bills, and Packers get identical checks. This money is key to the success of the smaller franchises. Without the TV contract money, there is simply no way on earth that Green Bay could ever field a competitive team.

This from Forbes

The league has been showcasing the Green Bay Packers as the poster child as to why this formula is no longer sustainable (the Packers are owned by local shareholders and therefore the only NFL team that releases financial statements). Indeed the Pack's player costs rose from $139 million in 2008 to $161 million last season, while operating profits declined from $20 million to $10 million during the same time.

Now why don't you be a good little charity case and beg us for some more money, come on now, let me here you beg for money for your pathetic little franchise, that only exists because of major market teams kindness. I hope Jerry Jones gets his way, and the nfl can do away with some these leaches who run around beggin other teams for money. Hell the North division wouldn't even exist without the Bears, the other three teams don't have any money. I would love to see your 300,000 metro area fans carry your team. I mean we only got about 9 million in Chicago.

Your getting your payroll cut next year, so you who cut and how you going to sign all those young players? Your team can't even survive a lockout, cause your broke.

Now come on and beg for some money. Daddy wants to here you beg. Who wants their allowance? Yeah some organization can't even pay for yourselves. Your on the NFL welfare plan and the real teams are paying for it.

C'mon you guys, you gonna let this Packerbacker character bother you, thats exactly what he/she wants. Packerbacker is probably a Bear fan who has nothing better to do but come on here and get everyone worked up. Again, he/she is probably just another Bear fan who thinks their being funny coming on here messing with everybody, please, the gag/joke got old a couple years back.

With that being said, I'm not impressed with the Pack. The Pack will lose today for the simple fact they're ranked 18th vs the run. Look for Rashard Mendenhall to have a big day today much like he did vs the Jets and their 3-4 scheme. I also don't think the Pack are gonna be good long term wise, I'll give you 3 reasons.

Number one, amongst all the BS about Cutler being weak (which was bull), there something nobody is paying attention to, Aaron Rodgers is easily rattled. And I think a lot of defensive coordinators took notice. If you noticed in the Bears Packers game, Chicago straight up shut down Rodgers in the second half. I think a big reason for that is the hit Julius Peppers put on Rodgers. Once Rodgers takes that one big hit, he's through. Just like he was in the NFC championship. He's a good passer, but he's weak. had Cutler stayed healthy, Chicago wins 17-14. The Packers had no offense in the second half of that game, and Hanie gave em their winning touchdown.

Number 2, Charles Woodson straight up makes the Packers secondary, the strength to their defense. Once he retires, they're through. Don't get me wrong, Tramon Williams had a great season, but how much of that was probably due to the presence of Woodson. I doubt Williams has the season he did without Woodson being in the same lineup. Williams is a great #2 corner, but an average #1. Woodson is a special player, he makes that defense, watch the Packs defense crumble once he retires.

Number 3, give me a break with all the Clay Mattews hype. He's plays on the left side for starters, that means he's going against the right tackle, the slower tackle. I'm not impressed with his 13 sacks he put up this season either. Add on the fact he's a 3-4 pass rusher, that means he's standing up, advantage rush linebacker, and oh yeah, he's going against the right tackle. Mattews is over rated, he's not as good as a lot of people think. Chicago is the better team and Packerbacker knows that, after all, he's a Bears fan, now GO BEARS!!

Kevin, glad to see your back even though we didn't always agree. I prefer the old "faces" over all these other bloggers who wait until the end of the year to come on like they know what there talking about.

Of course he is Bear fan Kevin, hello Brad let that cat out of the bag years ago. It's either you are Tipper.

As for getting worked up, I don't think he works up anyone, I think it's just fun to insult him. Kinda like Crap-ton is for you or Kevin Bumstead is for whoever. It's fun insulting people, as a young boy we were all trained at an early age to insult eachother. That's like saying hello. What do you think the momma jokes you memorized by age 6 were about? When you where 8 years old and liked a girl you probably picked on her. Well not in your case Kevin, I am sure it was a confusing time for you though.

When guys actually don't like eachother, the beat the snot out of eachother, then usually everything is cool. I mean what fun would it be for me if I didn't have you and Brando to kick around. I literally had to call you out of hiding and give you permission to post again. You had not been seen in two weeks. 10 minutes after I posted there you are responding.

I totally own you. I got Tripper out of his hole the same way. This blog would totally suck if people didn't fight on it, or insult eachother.

YEEESSSSSSSSS!!!! IT'S OVER. Now that the stupid football game is over it's time for GLEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Don't get me wrong athletic guys in tights are always nice, but we are talking about Glee. The game had it's good points. It started off great with Lea Michele singing America the Beautiful, OMG I totally cried, Brando had to hold me I was a total silly billy wreck. She is so amazing it's never been done better.

I didn't think it could get any better but then Fergie came out and the poor girl was placed next to some horrible scary looking Guitarist, and he couldn't even play. And they gave her some obscure song to sing, which I really liked, but she totally had to carry it cause of hairy scary guy who can't play. I felt like she was singing to me.

Kevy's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see Kevy's face
I take me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long
I'd probably break down and cry


Sweet Kevy o' mine
Sweet Kevy of mine

God if only Hanna Montana had been there, it would have been totally perfect. Then again I don't know if I could cry anymore.

Later's ; )

GO BEARS! So glad they won the Super Bowl.

Oh and PS. I totally asked for this.

Well, I guess my original post from Sunday was denied by Sean because I was too harsh on "packerbacker". {I added another name to the beginning of his and referred to him and his fellow Wisconsiners in not a good light.} I didn't swear and after seeing some posts on here for the past 2-3 years, I am disappointed.

Well, Kevin, as much as I abhor the packers {and the Steelers for that matter} I hope after your post, and after Sunday, you take your Jerrry Angelo lovin lips into hiding for a few months so the rest of us won't have to throw up in our own mouths.
Once again, it is fans like you that, in a very small part, enables JA and Lovie to fail time and time again. And I bet if I went back and archived it, you were one of the fools saying that the last game of the year for the Bears was "meaningless."

Hating a team is different from respecting what an organization does. And you have to respect what GB did this year. It should fuel us {well, not me because i am already fueled enough in my desire to see the Bears win} as Bears fans to want that kind of success. The packers are the better team right now and that should piss you off to no extent. But no, you make yourself look the fool. Matthew's 13 sacks doesn't impress you, but Peppers' 8 {half of which came against 3rd string QB's in Miami, and Detroit} does? Matthews moves around and isn't always lined up against a RT.

How I wish we had a Ted Thompson here. Not only can you understand him when he talks, but he makes great football decisions too. Wow, so much for the "if Woodson goes down, the secondary crumbles" or the Rodgers gets rattled predictions. Can you also give me the lottery numbers "oh wise sage."

But you will be there in late April when JA takes a DT in the first round giving us his height/wt and whether or not he can jump out of a pool flat footed and what kind of anchor in the middle of the D-line he's going to be for the next decade. Sort of like T. Harris wa....err...sorry...nevermind. I have said it before and i will say it again. When Goodell walks to that podium, if he says ANYTHING other than "with the 29th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears select....__________{fill in OT, OG, WR} then it is a huge mistake. Now, if there is no lockout and the Bears do take a dip in FA again. {I don't think it's going to happen, but IF} And they were to bring in either a Mankins or a Vincent Jackson, then maybe that first pick could be a CB. But if there is no movement in FA and if Wisniewski or Sherrod is there you take either of them. And in round 3 you take another one because chances are with Angelo's drafing record 1 or both will be busts. And let's not fool ourselves, either, this WR from the CFL is NOT the beat all end all. The Bears need WR help. The Devin Hester full time WR 4 year fiasco should be shelved going into next year.

Congratulations to Dent. He deserved the award, and it was overdue. I'm still recovering from the Bear loss to Green Bay in the play-offs.That's why I wanted so much for them to beat the Pack in the last game of the regular season. Once a teamgets into the play-offs,even as the sixth seed, anything can happen, and unfortunately did.

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