It’s never easy: Bears 16 Cardinals 14

September 23, 2018 by

This game had all of the ingredients for a loss. The Bears were on the road, the offense still wasn’t all that great and when they are picked as favorites to win, they generally don’t. Oh, and Dick Stockton was calling the game. Yes, the original Kiss Of Death To Chicago Sports was there calling the action. He called Cody Parkey “Cody Parker” and certainly, this was going to be a very disappointing day. But, they pulled it out and now, are in first place.

First quarter – That was bad. The defense looked like it was turning the clock back a few years and the offense couldn’t get any points. Parkey missed a field goal and Trubisky fumbled the ball for a turnover. Sam Bradford had two touchdown passes and by then, it was 14-0.

The defense They were outstanding in the second half. Sherrick McManis, Eddie Jackson and Bryce Callahan all had interceptions. Just amazing. I know, they pissed down their own legs in the first quarter, but good to see them bounce back despite it getting interesting at the end of the game.

Khalil Mack – I will say he is a guarantee to be in every recap I post no matter how shitty the rest of the team plays. This guy is just amazing. With the Cardinals driving to add onto the 14-13 lead, he caused the fumble on Bradford with him scrambling. The Bears driveĀ  Sacks, forced fumbles and interceptions. Shit, put the guy at quarterback, too.

Mitchell Trubisky – I am not going to roast this guy like others would (and should). He’s put in this position by the franchise. He had an interception today, but that was tipped. He made a couple of nice passes and was able to spread the ball to many different players.

Referees – Okay, this is getting fucking ridiculous. Too many horrible calls. When Rosen was sacked to end the game, I was holding my breath thinking a flag was going to be thrown for roughing the passer. This is what the game has become now in the NFL. It’s sitting around waiting for flags to be thrown rather than just being entertained. Clay Matthews was called for basically playing football all season and he’s been called for roughing the passer when it was clear he wasn’t being malicious. Roger Goodell is a fucking idiot and he’s making the game even more dangerous. Something needs to be done. Fuck this.

Okay, now, Fitzmagic and the current, first-place Buccaneers come to Chicago next week. Hold onto your balls. The bumpy ride continues.

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Nearly giving it away: Bears 24 Seahawks 17

September 17, 2018 by

This game had mixed emotions. First, I am glad they won. Anything to see Pete Carroll lose is worth it. I was there in 2012 when Urlacher pulled his hamstring and little did I know at the time that it would be his final game. Seeing Carroll jump up and down the sidelines like the scumbag that he is made me really want to punch him right in the throat. Fuck him. On the bright side, Brian Urlacher was honored at halftime. Go figure that the last time he was in that building, it was his last game against the same team.

The Bears pulled this game out despite nearly pissing it away late. I don’t want to hear about “garbage time”. The defense was turning into the “I-Pass” in the second half with the Seahawks getting two touchdowns. If they recover that onside kick, I am certain I would be writing a recap on the Bears losing in overtime with shades of that December 2012 game in my head even more.

Matt Nagy – Fuck this guy. Some of this play-calling was horrible. This team should easily be 2-0. Instead, they were damn near 0-2 because of the bad calls. They are still trying to pass the ball in short-yardage situations with one of the best running backs in the league. To add insult, the defense became gassed (again) because of the countless three-and-outs.

Prince Amukamara – He gets called for an illegal contact on the first touchdown drive by the Seahawks. Then, he makes up for it by getting a Pick Six. Keep it going.

Kyle Fuller – This fucking guy. He plays nearly flawless all last year and of course he would. It was a contract year. Then, it’s back to the same shit. The first touchdown by the Seahawks could have all been prevented. How many times have I mentioned how defensive backs can never learn to TURN THE FUCK AROUND? Fuck. Just turn around and that ball is there for the taking. Instead, he looks the opposite way like he’s admiring the stars in thes sky. TURN. THE. FUCK. AROUND.

Mitchell Trubisky – Two interceptions. Damn near a third one. In the first half. I am sorry, but I am getting flashbacks of Cutler. Overthrowing wide open receivers and throwing passes he has no business throwing are both Cutler-esque. Poor guy. It’s not his fault Ryan Pace gave away two extra draft picks just to move up one spot to get him. I mean, it’s not like Patrick Mahomes is throwing for six touchdown passes a game or anything. Seriously.

Khalil Mack – Hey, he’s earning his money. Wilson was getting sacked all first half. Five tackles, a sack lunch and another forced fumble as well. He’s been outstanding so far. They showed him running out of breath right before the Amukamara Pick Six. Talk about busting ass. He’s doing it.

I’m fucking exhausted and off to bed. Next week, the Bears take on the 0-2 Cardinals on the road. Fire Matt Nagy.

Let’s see what the Cubs are made of…this is it.

September 11, 2018 by

My frendts: Clearly, reports of the Brewers fading away haven’t panned out…and the Cardinals are now lurking only 3 games back.

Yes, the Cubs have been saddled with injuries all year long, affecting key players expected to make a difference. But they are not alone: this is something that all teams must deal with. They just can’t keep it going. The weather postponements have likely affected them….I had a bad feeling when the game that Lester started Fri 9/7 was cancelled. They responded by dropping both games of the 9/8 doubleheader. Sun 9/9 was again postponed. Mondays response? Carl Edwards Jr. wild pitches in the winning run in a loss to…the Brewers.

I haven’t had the luxury of seeing many games this year on tv, but I keep up online and thru box scores. Seems to me the pitching has far too often been inconsistent (again) and same goes for the hitting. Hot and cold.

Daniel Murphy appears to be calm…
http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=24639317&endcard=false

I was very young at the time…but I faintly remember the infamous 1969 choke job (the Ghost of Leo Durocher just crapped in his grave). Please….not again.

Your thoughts and rants welcomed.

 

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same: Packers 24 Joke-Of-A-Professional-Football-Franchise 23

September 10, 2018 by

Well, here it was. The Joke Of A Professional Football Franchise was all ready to take the field on National Television in enemy territory.

For years, I’ve always wanted to go to Lambeau. This time, I finally did. Good friend of the site, Jimmy D. was nice enough to get me a ticket and we had great seats. The people up there were amazing and very welcoming. I was completely blown away by the atmosphere.

Everything was great in the first half. The defense was playing well. Trubisky lead the offense down rather easily on two drives. The defense looked like an actual defense. Khalil Mack was all over the place with a sack, forced fumble and an interception off backup DeShon Kizer. 17-0 at halftime.

A 20-0 lead with about five minutes to go in the third should was looking great. Then, the wheels fell off. The Joke Of A Professional Football Franchise turned into what we all knew and loved. The Packers get three drives with a field goal and three straight touchdowns all in a span of about ten minutes or whatever it was. The defense turned into the “I-Pass Defense” and the offense gave me nightmares of the past three regimes.

And here we go with the idiotic head coach of this Joke Of A Professional Football Franchise named Matt Nagy. “We’ll learn from it.” “We’ll grow from it.” “We’ll get better.” Sound familiar?

This is the same head coach that was the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs last year when they blew a 21-3 lead against the Titans in a playoff game. He also said to the media in his introductory press conference that he was going to “grow” from that experience. Yep, sure did. He was offensive coordinator and that term actually means he was offensive to actual offensive coordinators. 3rd and 1 late in the game and they call a pass? RUN. THE. DAMN. BALL.

This is it, ladies and gentleman. Blown leads are going to be the “new” way the Bears lose games from now on. With that idiot at the helm, it’s more of the same frustration. It’s just finding new ways to lose.

Next week, another Nationally Televised game against the Seahawks at home. Barf. Your thoughts in the thread.

Khalil Mack is a Bear. And we all should be sitting on pins and needles.

September 2, 2018 by

I don’t think it would have been better if the Bears kept their draft picks. History tells us that they would find a way to fuck it up. The Bears have traded for who is considered one of the best defensive players in the league. He’s also the highest paid defensive player in the league with his contract.

The Bears have always spent money on players. The problem has been, they haven’t spent it wisely. We’re going to find out if that’s the case again or, if we are wrong.

A six-year deal seems intimidating. But if the Bears win the Super Bowl in that time, it will all be worth it.

Your thoughts in the thread.

WHOA! Daniel Murphy to the Cubs.

August 21, 2018 by

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24437992/washington-nationals-trade-daniel-murphy-chicago-cubs-matt-adams-st-louis-cardinals

Does anybody remember the 2015 NLCS? I sure as hell do….by the end of it, I was almost as disgusted with Murphy as I still am to this day by the thought of Steve Garvey (google it). Murphy was a one-man wrecking crew.

Hopefully he inspire the offense to wake up…the pitching isn’t going to be enough for a deep run in the playoffs, IMOP.

 

Waste of money?

August 21, 2018 by

Yu Darvish done for season with injuries to right elbow, triceps

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24439216/yu-darvish-chicago-cubs-miss-rest-season-elbow-triceps-injuries

Too bad…….but he still gets paid!

The Bears came back to win a preseason game over the Broncos 24-23!

August 19, 2018 by

Down 23-10 in the in fourth quarter? It’s the Bears. “Of course they aren’t going to come back. Or if they do, they’ll find a way to blow it!”

These aren’t your grandfather’s Bears.

This exceptional comeback should catapult them into bigger and better things going forward this season!

Next Saturday, the Chefs come to town in the most important game of the preseason.

(Sarcasm over)

Discuss.

Shifting winds?

August 12, 2018 by

Cubs win!!

David Bote walk off grand slam…keep him on the team!

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1028841261027840002/video/1

WANTED: Starting pitching.

August 11, 2018 by

WTF?

NO WAY the Cubs win anything this year if the mediocre starting pitching isn’t fixed…SOON.

“A stunned sold out Wrigley Field watched Jon Lester walk off the field after pitching just 3.2 innings while giving up eight earned runs against the Nationals. The outing raised his 2nd half ERA to 10.33 after compiling a 2.58 first half mark. The start contributed to the Cubs pitching woes — they ranked 9th in starter’s ERA in the NL coming into the game.” — Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer