Try criticizing Bill Belichick and it will have the same impact of throwing an old Twinkie at battleship. He won’t even notice and if he did he wouldn’t care.
Tom Brady has the New England Patriots back in the Super Bowl.
It’s been a nice few days for the Rationalists — the few of us that seem to exist at times — as veneers of myth were stripped away from polarizing storylines, and the truth exposed.
That gurgling sound coming from the shores of Lake Michigan? That’s Lovie Smith starting to drown. When you lose Jay Cutler and Matt Forte two weeks later, it’s an uphill battle for even the best coaches.
This one was a must-must, a necessary condition for continuing one’s emotional investment in a severely flawed Bears team, even if one may know better.
As the Bears head into a bye week, we couldn’t help but share with you some amusing quotes from the NFL season. Who said he was the best but didn’t want to say it? What did the Cowboys’ adviser have to say about the team’s $54,896 dinner? How did Jay Cutler feel about throwing four picks to DeAngelo Hall?
With the Packers’ loss last night to the New England Patriots, the Bears can now clinch the NFC North title, and a spot in the playoffs.
So the Bears are not as good as the Patriots. We probably knew that, at least those of us who expressed pessimism about their chances, even in mythically-advantageous weather.
The late Harold Coffin, a humor columnist for the Associated Press, once said, “envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”
The Bears are who they are. They trust their schemes and rely on their players to make plays. And when that combination works, the wins pile up.
Prominent aspects of this year’s Bears discussion are winding together for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Patriots at Soldier Field.
The Bears since the bye week are a completely different team from the one that was taking the field in the beginning of the season. And according to former Bear Dan Hampton, they’re starting to find the components of a good team.
Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive in charge of watching over illegal hits, was pleased that there were no such penalties called on Sunday. The league made it a major issue to explain penalties and punishments over the course of last week.