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07:10 AM ET 10.03 | To some degree, Bears cornerback Tim Jennings took the shot as a form of flattery. Speaking at a charity dinner on Tuesday honoring Detroit receiver Nate Burleson, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. referred to the Bears as "thugs." A team spokesman later informed the media that Ford was joking in his remarks. "I heard," Jennings said when asked about Ford's comments. "What was he watching? I don't know. Calling us bullies? I don't think anyone in this world would probably agree with that. We're far from it. I wish we were." ... Jennings said the rivalry "is intense" for Ford to call the Bears thugs. But instead of expressing anger about the situation, Jennings preferred to wear the moniker with pride. "I guess we could take it as a good thing," Jennings said.

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October 3, 2013  07:17 AM ET

another case of pot calling the kettle black. of all the teams to label someone else a thug, the Lions are the last team that should be accusing anyone of that. dumb Arse should look in the mirror. FOOL!!

October 3, 2013  07:27 AM ET

"Bears CB appreciates 'thug' comment"

Dumb ****.

October 3, 2013  07:58 AM ET

I'm proud to be called an "old fart."

October 3, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Mr. Ford - there's an old adage about glass houses you might want to check out.

October 3, 2013  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

another case of pot calling the kettle black. of all the teams to label someone else a thug, the Lions are the last team that should be accusing anyone of that. dumb Arse should look in the mirror. FOOL!!

I approve of your post. Donkey Kong Suh

October 3, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Da thugs...

<just doesn't have that ring to it>

October 3, 2013  08:51 AM ET

I'm not surprised he likes the moniker.

October 3, 2013  09:06 AM ET

A silly Escapade by Mr. Ford. He should Focus on his own enterprise.

October 3, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Da thugs...<just doesn't have that ring to it>

ya don't think so I kinda like it

October 3, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A silly Escapade by Mr. Ford. He should Focus on his own enterprise.

Of all the teams in the Galaxy, why would Ford pick the Bears?
It should have been a Fiesta after Sunday's win.

October 3, 2013  10:07 AM ET

Calling us bullies? I don't think anyone in this world would probably agree with that. We're far from it. I wish we were." ...

You're right, Jennings. You were more like hibernating Teddy Bears.

October 3, 2013  11:47 AM ET

Thug? More like idiot.

October 3, 2013  12:09 PM ET
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Of all the teams in the Galaxy, why would Ford pick the Bears?It should have been a Fiesta after Sunday's win.

I see an escort in your future, but she is in Granada breaking Broncos and Mustangs on a dude ranch headed for a Galxy far far away.


I am done. Honest.

October 3, 2013  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A silly Escapade by Mr. Ford. He should Focus on his own enterprise.

I give Little Billy an F-100 for his comments.

October 3, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Da thugs...<just doesn't have that ring to it>

Oh it has a Ring to it, the Lions are what don't have a Ring if you get my drift.

October 3, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I see an escort in your future, but she is in Granada breaking Broncos and Mustangs on a dude ranch headed for a Galxy far far away.I am done. Honest.

Done like an Edsel?

October 3, 2013  01:58 PM ET

None of it matters. Ford was making a weak joke and some reporter threw the question to Jennings, who hadn't even heard about it or had time to see it was a joke. Not really a story. Which means it's definitely a FN thread. Gotta say it's got some strong irony points, considering Suh, but that's about it.

October 3, 2013  08:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He would, THEY always like to be thought of as THUGS

THEY meaning who, exactly?

 
October 4, 2013  07:01 PM ET

funny calling any team thugs when you've got suh on your team. LOL.

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