Unfortunately life being life, everyone has some bad things going on at times they have to endure. Nobody wants to have to deal with them, but we all do. Is it odd to say that the bad or challenging things I am currently facing have a bright side? Bright side being it makes me care less and less about this bad-and-getting-worse #Bears season.
Friends, colleagues, foes, whomever tey to engage me in Bears conversations this year, and I’m caring less and less to even talk about it. The older I get, and the more and more money the players and owners make while squeezing this squarely middle class lifelong fan out of the picture, the more cynical I get about the whole thing.
Even though the #Patriots, the Bears’ next opponents, looked very beatable against the woeful #Jets a week ago, I expect the Bears to lose by a wide margin this week. So many of the sports radio call callers I hear are doom and gloom..not only predicting a 6-10 finish or worse, but wanting Marc #Trestman and his staff fired. And Jay #Cutler run out of town on a rail.
However, the Bears could still find a way to turn the season around somewhat. Even though realistically they have played themselves out of a playoff berth (benefit-less money to be squeezed out of me).
As we all know there is all kinds of good and bad in life. It’s a little disappointing to grow up, gain a load of responsibility and not enjoy things like watching the Bears as much as you used to. But when their season is falling apart because their team leaders are malcontents, growing out of it all isn’t so bad.
The #Bears hired Phil Emery prior to the 2012 season to "close the talent gap between the #Bears and teams like the #Packers and #Lions." Has he succeeded or even made progress? Given that each and every time the Bears play Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers looks like he’s playing against a pop warner team?
Hear callers to radio shows this morning writing off the #Packers. What’s this I hear about #Rodgers girlfriend? Should be a good game, would be a huge win for #Chicago #GoBears!
Four offensive starters out. #49ers opening their new stadium. Opponents have a physical running game and the #Bears consistently play like they have eight men on defense. Anyone have any optimism?
Wouldn’t even know where to start. Awesome game day. Pathetic performance on the field #Bears.
We got nothing, and we have to like it. All of a sudden, I face these questions. Anyone have any answers?
- Are Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs washed up?
- I know Jared Allen didn’t play, but is the defensive line, with about $30 million in new money invested, going to be any better than last year’s atrocity of a line?
- Is Mel Tucker the problem and not the solution?
- As good as the offense looked in 2013, will Jay Cutler break down and start throwing interceptions when the going gets rough ala the Ron Turner, Mike Martz and Mike Tice years?
- What happened to the promise of the unpredictable, complex new defense with multiple fronts?
I know it’s preseason with little game planning. But in the dress rehearsal for the regular season, there are certainly more questions than answers.
Just catching the first episode of #HardKnocks tonight. Sad to see Devin Hester in a red # 17. Still glad the #Bears didn’t overpay him though.
And the show says Roddy White and Julio Jones may be the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL. I beg to differ. #Alshon #Brandon
Will have to watch the film on this one. Hopefully the first-string defense getting shredded was due to lack of game planning rather than talent.
Advice to anyone that hasn’t been to Bears training camp in Bourbonnais. Make sure you go once the year before so you know how to operate through the madness.
This is a good sign. Last time I took my son to training camp was 2006.
Invited to this game six months ago; never would’ve thought I’d get to sew Javier Baez’s first at bat and hit at Wrigley. Go Bears!