Bridal Bonanza: Bears & Packer Wedding Gowns

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Talk about being the belle of the tailgate…wowzers. These prideful bridal gowns take being an NFL fan to the next level.

The dresses were designed by the owner of Complete Bridal Salon, David Gaffke back in 2011 – where he debuted these gems on NBC. Recently, the dresses have resurfaced making a splash on Pinterest.

If you’re a true super-fan – I would recommend sticking to the colors of your favorite team, but maybe not a full length Bears/Packers gown for your big day.

NFL Referees Are Baaaaack

I’ll see you on Sunday says Ed Hochuli

After three months of excruciating negotiations and an insane amount of scrutiny the NFL and the NFL Referees Association have reached a tentative agreement it only took one of the most chaotic displays of officiating in NFL history during this week’s Monday Night Football debacle between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers to speed things up a bit. Lock-out over! Let the football fanatics rejoice!

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell provided an apology this Thursday morning saying, “Something like this, it’s painful for everybody. Most importantly, it’s painful for fans. We’re sorry to have to put fans through that.” Goodell said that, as a fan of the NFL, he’d never want to see a game marred by officiating as Monday’s clearly was.

Here’s what happened: There were eight seconds left on the clock. Seahawks QB Russel Wilson scrambles outside of the pocket, throws a 24 yard pass in Golden Tate’s direction. Green Bay’s Greg Jennings jumps up in the end zone and catches the ball, Tate also jumps and gets his hands on the ball. The two land on the ground fighting and rolling for the ball. The refs call it a touchdown declaring a win for the Seahawks. HOWEVER before any ball was caught Tate committed some SERIOUS pass interference – which he has even admitted to after watching the replay. The real issue was that the two refs (confused in the photo below) were both blind enough to miss Tate push the crap out of the Green Bay defender. Had the initial correct penalty been called, there would have been no argument regarding the touchdown because time was out.

Caught on camera to remember forever

The fury over the replacement refs even got attention from the White House when President Obama tweeted earlier this week, “NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon.”

Thankfully, regular union referees will be on the field in Baltimore tonight when the Ravens face the Cleveland Browns. Hopefully they can get things right.

The NFLRA were seeking improved salaries and retirement benefits in their negotiations with the NFL during the lockout. They worked out the kinks in the benefits and 401(k) business and also discussed compensation. Who knew pay day was so nice for union referees? Compensation will increase from an average of $149,000 a year in 2011 to $173,000 in 2013, rising to $205,000 by 2019. Sign me up!

See ya replacement refs – it’s been real, but it hasn’t been real great.

Stick it to Him

As we all know the Packers are the talk of the NFL for some very valid reasons, but this gem I found makes me respect their fan base just a little bit more.  Right now Aaron Rodgers is having a remarkable year (it should just read “UNREAL” when discussing his passing yards or completions instead of a number), BUT they are the Bears ultimate rival.

Cheese-hat action

However this picture is awesome (I know the Packers embarrassed the Bears nationally on Christmas Day, but we’ve all put this year to rest and will keep our fingers and toes crossed for next season). I think any girl/woman who’s ever been cheated on can appreciate this amazing photo.

Touche Packer fan, you show him who won that battle. She looks so content with her current state. Cheaters get couches and nice girls get to go to football games. #getitgirl

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Best-fan-sign-of-the-year-Packers-fan-uses-game?urn=nfl-wp14705

It’s Here… Our First Bears vs. Packers Showdown

The rivaled Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will meet at Solider Field for the first time this Sunday since the NFC North Championship throw-down in January. The Packers won 21-14, sending Rodgers and monster man Clay Matthews to the Superbowl. Everyone has the defending Superbowl Champs picked to win, but us Chicagoans are hoping the Bears’ O-Line figures out they should be the ones tackling the defense…not the defense sacking Jay Culter.

Culter spent far too much time on the ground last week, taking a pounding against the New Orleans Saints. Let’s say it together “Protect the quarter back, Protect the Quarterback”. We know better than anyone, Aaron Rodgers can turn this game into a shootout, and anticipate he will abuse Chicago’s secondary and spread the football around to anyone in a green jersey (Jennings, Driver, Finley, Nelson etc.). Culter’s going to need to be on his feet and able to complete some passes, but we need to focus on our strengths, Matt Forte (by the way let’s give him that extra $$ he’s asking for).

Here’s what I believe needs to happen:

  1. Linebackers: Brian Urlacher > Clay Matthews. Let’s hope number 54 comes out in full swing “Beast mode”
  2. Julius Peppers needs to show Rodgers how sweet the grass of Solider Field smells.
  3. Matt Forte needs to have 117 rushing yards in the game – not just the season thus far.
  4. Offensive line must adjust with Gabe Carimi injured
  5. All Bears fans need to snatch the cheese hats off of Packers fans heads and throw them in the nearest receptacles.
The Bears defense will be on its toes again this week, but I’m hoping the Packers leave Chicago 2-1. BEAR DOWN!