Black, Blue, and Ornery: Chilling out on Friday

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Updated: October 18, 2013

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Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Friday, October 18th, 2013.

Quote of the day:

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

– Oscar Wilde

Lindsey Vonn turns XX today.

Lindsey Vonn turns 28 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1767 – The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania. Or in other words, it was the line between intellectuals and rednecks.
  • 1898 – The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico only one year after the Caribbean nation won its independence from Spain. He,y the United States works quick.
  • 1977 – Reggie Jackson became only the second player to hit three home runs in a single World Series game, tying Babe Ruth’s record. “I must kill the queen, I must kill the queen.”

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Mike Ditka (74) - Former player coached Chicago Bears to win Super Bowl XX.
  • Jean Claude Van Damme (52) - Bodybuilder whose action movies included Kickboxer, Cyborg, and Bloodsport.
  • Lindsey Vonn (28) - First American woman to win Olympic gold in downhill skiing.

NFC North News

Link sat alone in a boggy marsh,
totally emotionless except for her heart
Mud flowed up into link’s pajamas
she totally confused all the passing pihranas

She’s link, she’s link
She’s in my head
She’s link, she’s link, she’s link
She might be dead

Detroit Lions

Kyle Meinke of MLive.com brings you for the Detroit Lions.

Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com the Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and the Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins.

Chicago Bears

Adam Hoge of CBS Chicago describes how the Chicago Bears within their ranks.

Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune bring you the for the Bears.

The Detroit Lions will be going up against Geno Atkins, one of the best defensive linemen in the game, when they play the Cincinnati Bengals this week.

Green Bay Packers

Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel brings you the Green Bay Packers .

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com examines the y with injuries to wide receivers James Jones and Randall Cobb.

Minnesota Vikings

Mark Craig of the StarTribune looks at the for the Minnesota Vikings.

Brian Hall of Fox Sports North brings you his .

Actress Freida Pinto turns 28 today.

Actress Freida Pinto turns 28 today.

About the author(s)

A passionate Chicago Bears fan, Jason Nardiello writes the Black, Blue and Ornery column for Water Cooler Sports. At age 36, he's somewhat technologically behind the curve and remembers being able to navigate through the 1990's without a cell phone. He's an admitted Jay Cutler apologist and isn't sorry for it. He can be reached for comment at .

914 comments
rcr1959
rcr1959

Hey all! where are the E!Spn refugees?

thenichels
thenichels

I don't care what people drive as long as they A) stay out of my way and B) actually drive.

FalconsFan0125
FalconsFan0125 moderator

My next car is gonna be a big ass, clean truck. Fuck you truck haters!

Fist Bump Bro?
Fist Bump Bro?

I saw that the Falcons  are going after Nicks why why Nicks to play for a noddle arm he already plays for the pick king 

adambballn
adambballn

I'm getting a little nervous about the Bears game Sunday... everyone is picking the Bears yet the Vegas line is just a pick'em... something stinks.

ethanfitz_PS4FTW
ethanfitz_PS4FTW

My dad drives a propane truck. He was turning right out the place he works and a lady thought she could squeeze in between his truck and the curb to turn right also (apparently she didn't see his blinker)

Well he fucking destroyed that car and all that happened to his propane truck was a small dent. Said it felt like a speed bump.


Big Cheese
Big Cheese

I made this yesterday when playing legos with my kid.

Staffords_Glove
Staffords_Glove

Last night the conversation went like this:

Me: Lambeau move, thats my seat

Lambeau: No


ethanfitz_PS4FTW
ethanfitz_PS4FTW

I'm conflicted on the idea that you should only drive a vehicle that makes sense for you.

Some people argue that unless you have a use for a truck or larger vehicle, that you shouldn't drive them because it harms the environment. Like when women drive huge trucks for no legitimate purpose for example. Which, okay whatever. I get that those vehicles are gas guzzlers.

On the other hand, people should be able to drive whatever the fuck they want if they can afford it. 

Hmm...

ethanfitz_PS4FTW
ethanfitz_PS4FTW

 i don't hate trucks, I just hate it when people who don't need trucks drive them because they think it's cool 

FalconsFan0125
FalconsFan0125 moderator

They arent going after him. Where is the link?

adambballn
adambballn

 

Just what the Falcons need... more wide receivers!  That should fix their D and O line problems! Is Matt Millen working as a consultant for them?

tmonson78
tmonson78 moderator

 At least they're not unanimous.

Childerz...
Childerz...

 I was driving a Ford 750 Flat bed with 11,000 pounds of Pavers on the back pulling a Dump trailer with 4 yards of dirt and a Skid Loader in it.. doing 55mph some fucker in a Geo Metro pulled out in front of me turning right.... he's luck he veered off the road into the ditch or he would've been squished. 

Tearloch
Tearloch

When I first got my CDL, and was driving a boom truck in Chicago burbs, was shocked how stupid people get around a big truck.  Apparently they think they can stop and turn like a sports car or something.

rocketman6969
rocketman6969

 I'm currently working on a scale "Lego Store/Apartment Building" To add to out street featuring the Town Hall, Cinema, etc. I already have the free Lego Store they gave out at a store opening, but it's too damn small for the minifigs.

niemerg1
niemerg1

 wibbly wobbly timey wimey machine

tmonson78
tmonson78 moderator

Nicely done, Doctor.

Childerz...
Childerz...

  I feel like your dog won.. also he looks sad that his name is lambeau 

Tearloch
Tearloch

I don't really car about their gas mileage, but I do care that their bumpers are elevate above that of a passenger car, making them more likely to cause injury in a collision.

Childerz...
Childerz...

  Its not about the environment... its about how stupid it is.... 

andylet445
andylet445

also have you seen a truck hit a prius?

ethanfitz_PS4FTW
ethanfitz_PS4FTW

 women who like country music are guilty as fuck of this

Childerz...
Childerz...

  its why I hate driving in the cities... at least out here in the rural area's people respect big trucks and farm equipment. 

ethanfitz_PS4FTW
ethanfitz_PS4FTW

  yeah some of the shit he's told me is enough to scare me.

Donny33
Donny33

  mostly just women. 

Tearloch
Tearloch

BTW, want a link to my LEGO builder page?  I make Lego train models...

←sgunderson17→
←sgunderson17→

  I've got a chick here at work who is that exact image. I'd still give her a boink. 

Donny33
Donny33

  okay, maybe more than that, but while driving...

rocketman6969
rocketman6969

  Exactly what I'm doing with the new apartment building. Though I'm doing it in Digital Designer first to work out the bugs.

So far I've got a floor and a half done and almost 1,100 pieces.

Childerz...
Childerz...

 I had no idea this existed...... 

Tearloch
Tearloch

Here is one of my creations:


Childerz...
Childerz...

  its the same in the country... I hate when farmer's have a banged up work pick up then their nice pick up is just as big of a truck... unless you use it for pulling a camper just buy a 1500 

Childerz...
Childerz...

 I was at MOA.. and some fucker in a Dodge ram 3500 Long Horn edition pulled up beside me.. spotless.. he got out wearing a suit and his wife got out in a nice fancy dress. no trailer hitch or nothing on it... fucking retard. 

Childerz...
Childerz...

 I do but I feel like its overblown how much of an effect we're actually having on the environment... STupid people effect daily lives 

niemerg1
niemerg1

   fucking 'Texas Edition' trucks....

niemerg1
niemerg1

  he hates stupid more

Childerz...
Childerz...

 Fuck the environment it has nothing to do with it.. 

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When I see soem city fuck driving downtown with a F350 raised up with mud tires and a god damn cow catcher on the front and its FUCKING SPOTLESS it's fucking stupid and is a safety hazard. Do you know what that truck would do to a car if it rear ended it? 

tmonson78
tmonson78 moderator

  Solution:  Don't drive a Prius.

niemerg1
niemerg1

  to be fair, that car was flipped because it was t-boned...you flip any car, its not going to come out pretty