The irony of this trash can

July 18, 2021 by

Two years ago, I rescued a pitbull/rottweiler and named him Slash. He’s a good boy. He does the right thing by taking a shit in the neighbor’s yard. He knows all the commands and is the most loyal dog anyone could ask for.

When I pick up his shit, I put a plastic bag in this Chicago Bears’ trash can and get to work. Until recently, I was blinded by the irony of putting dog shit in a trash can with the Bears’ logo on it. I actually feel it’s an insult to dog shit to call the Bears “dog shit.”

With training camp arriving by the end of the month, we’re all just on standby waiting for another lost season. And again, I’ll re-iterate that Roger Goodell and the owners are pieces of shit by having 17 games in a season. Scumbags.

But hey, look at this dog. He knows that when he takes a shit, it’s going in the right trash can.

A salute to the greatest: Marv Albert

July 6, 2021 by

It’s almost 2:00 A.M. and I am finally getting around to this. I’ll try to keep it short.

This past Saturday, the greatest play-by-play voice in my lifetime, Marv Albert, called it quits. He went all the way to 80 before retiring.

This guy was my childhood. As young as I was, I remember every Bulls championship. I remember going absolutely nuts after every one of them. But Marv was at the center of the first five championships as the voice I heard on TV calling them. Bob Costas called the last one and while he’s definitely up there for the best, he isn’t Marv.

I made sure to watch most of the game Saturday night, especially the last quarter. Seeing his farewell after the game was bittersweet.

But I can’t be upset. I have to be blessed. For the last three decades, I’ve heard him call basketball games. I felt spoiled.

If there was one thing that would piss me off about Marv, it’s that he didn’t pull out all those years ago and thus, created The Kiss of Death to Chicago Sports, Kenny. I know that “curse” was broken last year in the form of two come-from-behind victories by the Bears in the first three weeks. But come on. WHY???

But let’s get back to why I called.

“They don’t make them like they use to.” And certainly, there will not be another Marv Albert. No one will even get that close. These new play-by-play guys are not even close to what would be deemed “great.”

Enjoy retirement, Marv. In fact, “YES!” I know you will.

The Cubs SUCK.

July 5, 2021 by

That is all.

…a combined no hitter in LA (Cubs win).

June 25, 2021 by

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31704821/chicago-cubs-zach-davies-three-relievers-combine-mlb-7th-no-hitter

from the article:

“It’s the seventh no-hitter in baseball this season, the most ever before July 1 and tied for the most in a season since 1900, when the modern era began.

The twist on Thursday night’s no-hitter is that the three relievers who finished the game, after starter Zach Davies came out after six innings, didn’t know the Dodgers were hitless until after they pitched.

“The whole bullpen had no idea,” lefty Andrew Chafin said afterward. “It was completely oblivious. In our defense, from that bullpen, our perspective on the field, all we can see is like batting averages and the count and stuff like that.”

Open thread

June 8, 2021 by

Is anyone watching the playoffs in basketball, hockey or both? Both have been pretty exciting.

Other than that, I’m just treading water until training camp starts in late July as things stay quiet with our beloved Bears.

Don’t Be Cruel!

May 29, 2021 by

Too good to be true?

Thanks to our good frendt chucky for sharing this link https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/report-nfl-ownership-family-discussing-selling-franchise/ar-AAKq3bB?ocid=msedgdhp and for keeping the heavy mining equipment properly maintained.

All thoughts and rants welcomed, let ‘er rip.

p.s. in other news, the Cubs are looking very good lately…

Am I, like Matt Nagy, an idiot?

May 27, 2021 by

So last year, I was supposed to go L.A. to see the Bears play on what ended up being a disaster on Monday Night Football against the Rams. One of my guys grew up in Hawaii and now, lives in L.A. He grew up a Bears fan and he came here for the opening game of the season against the Packers two years ago.

After seeing the schedule, I still promised to come out there for a game if the Bears were playing. It just so happens to be the season opener on Sunday Night Football. Of course, I booked the flight immediately since I had a credit from last year that I had to use up soon.

There is a 99% chance the Bears are going to be very bad this year. It will be worse than last year if you can believe that. Of course, I am excited to see Los Angeles for the first time. Every Saturday before the season starts, the town I grew up in has a festival where a lot of people come back to town. People I grew up with all convey in this one parking lot of this hole-in-the-wall bar where we all catch up on life. We didn’t get to do this last year because of obvious reasons. So, as it seems, I’ll be missing that for the first time in a decade. It hits me a bit personally because I won’t be there.

So, as the title says, am I an idiot for wasting my time going to watch the Bears? I mean, at least the Bears aren’t getting all of my money since the game isn’t at Soldier Field. But still. Flight and food along with whatever else I spend isn’t cheap.

I should probably ask the airline for another credit and put that money towards hookers and blow.

The Cubs (would anybody like to contribute?).

May 22, 2021 by

Hello, my frendts!

The Cubs have been playing better recently, which is encouraging. That said, it’s a long season.

I’ll continue to post as possible, but I haven’t been following as closely as I have in the past (mostly due to scrambling to keep afloat the past 14+ months when my income was upended due to Covid). I’ve managed to stay in the game, and now things are looking up as the work is beginning to return.

I’ll continue to post as time allows but if any of you are interested in contributing your thoughts for a new Cubs thread, please respond here and I’ll provide you with my personal email to submit your thoughts and words (not accepting prayers at this time hahaha)…unedited, of course!

All the Best ~ genre

The schedule is out. How bad will it be?

May 12, 2021 by

As you all know, the scumbag owners along with the scumbag commissioner paved way for the players to further risk injury by adding a 17th game for the season moving forward.

I hate to say this because I truly feel this way. But I only see four wins on this schedule. Those are the games against the Bengals, 49ers, Lions (the first match-up) and the Giants. Every year, I always find a game that they win when nobody expects them to. Maybe that game against the Steelers? But really, they are playing one of the toughest schedules and it doesn’t help that this team is ran by frauds.

What are your predictions?

Your thoughts on the draft picks by the Bears.

May 8, 2021 by

My thoughts are as simple as they get: These guys will end up busts as it usually goes for this franchise. Pace will probably get an extension and Ted Phillips will tell everyone after another lost season that “the team is on the right track.”