While the Patriots continue to win Super Bowls, the Bears are raising ticket prices again!

February 8, 2017 by

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bears-raising-ticket-prices-spt-0209-20170208-story.html

The worst season for the Chicago Bears since the NFL went to a 16-game season will result in higher ticket prices for the fans.

The Bears know they have a lot of the season ticket holders by the balls. Why? Because most of those seats are owned by the ticket holders themselves through PSL’s (personal seat licensing). The fans can sell their seats to other people, but if I am not mistaken, can’t give them back to the Bears. So, in short, the fans are stuck putting down payments on those seats months before the season even starts. If the Bears actually have a shot at the playoffs, seat owners must also pay in full before that begins.

George, Ted and the rest of the crew must be dancing in their beautiful offices in Lake Forest while the team continues to suck on the field.

Oh, and according to K.C. Johnson of the Tribune, the Bulls are standing pat with John Paxson and Gar Forman in charge regardless of how this season goes. You cannot make this shit up!

Fuck these fucking organizations.

Open thread

February 1, 2017 by

Super Bowl LI

Patriots vs. Falcons

Who do you have and why?

For me, I’d be happy with either one. But, seeing the Patriots win again would put a grin on my face knowing that Roger Goodell would have to hand the Lombardi Trophy to them. That’s a win for all of us.

A weekend in San Antonio

February 1, 2017 by

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Sports have sucked this winter for us. The Bears have missed the playoffs for the sixth season in a row. The Bulls have continued their irrelevance and now, are a laughingstock. And the Blackhawks? They’ve lost three games in a row in such shitty fashion, you would think the stench of the Bulls rubbed off on them. I know, maybe I am spoiled. But, we haven’t seen them in this kind of stretch in a long time. They still have the second-best record in the Western Conference.

But, that’s not why I called.

Since my desire to write about what’s going on with these teams isn’t anywhere to be seen, I decided to post a bit about my trip to San Antonio over the weekend. I was there seeing the Royal Rumble (yes, fake wrestling).

Wrestling storylines haven’t been all that exciting over the last few years for many reasons (enough with the three-hour shows). But, I had never been to a Royal Rumble before and was looking forward to this. Friday, I am exhausted from a delayed flight, so I just eat and go to my hotel for the night. Saturday, I go see the Alamo and Riverwalk. The Alamo was pretty cool to see inside and out. There were walls of timelines leading up to the war and the significance of that spot. It was nice to have a brain break for that one hour from something other than sports.

That night, I went to NXT and saw an amazing show with great entrances and matches. For some of you WRASSLIN’ fans on here, you already know how intriguing that portion of WWE is.

Sunday is indeed, the big day. All of the matches were great up until the Rumble. Some of the entrants into the big match were underwhelming and the crowd’s anger level reached Chucky-Status. That wasn’t fun at the time.

But overall, a great weekend. I met a lot of cool people from the city and fans from around the country. It’s always fun going to another city for a wrestling show to meet other fans and see familiar faces.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled suckage of most of our sports’ teams.

 

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Is Jerry Reinsdorf just going to sit in his retirement home and do nothing? Bulls blow 10-point lead in final three minutes to Hawks.

January 25, 2017 by

Well, the Bulls were up 110-100 in those final three minutes. Then, the Hawks go on a 19-4 run. Seriously?

This is getting old, annoying and PATHETIC.

Gar Forman, John Paxson and Fred Hoiberg are all responsible. The Chicago Bulls have become one of the laughingstock of the NBA. A once proud franchise, they have been irrelevant for almost 20 years.

Enough is enough. And this is up to the fans that continue to help the Bulls sell out the United Center 41 times a year. They need to do what Bears fans did the last few games of the season: STOP GOING TO THE GAMES. Showing up just fuels their pockets with cash. Hit them where it hurts the most: the wallet.

Open Thread

January 7, 2017 by

The Bears have pissed me off so much with their insulting press conference on Wednesday, that I haven’t had much desire to write about it. Therefore, you guys give your thoughts on this. Oh, and George McCaskey still won’t fire the accountant, Ted Phillips after their worst season since the NFL went to a 16-game season in 1978.

Dick Stockton returns from dirt nap to piss me off the last two weeks in a row: Vikings 519 Bears 10

January 1, 2017 by

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Oh, Fox Sports. I fucking hate you all. I also hate NBC and Turner, but that’s already been discussed as well. I was going to write about this last week, but wanted to let it go. I want Dick Stockton to go away. I said many years ago that he was the original Kiss of Death to Chicago Sports. Kenny Albert gladly followed suit. Dick Stockton was the shithead I had to hear during every game of the Cubs’ 2007 and 2008 playoff runs. The results of all of those games? Losses. Hearing him made it even worse. Last week, I was shocked he was even calling the game. I expected the new Kiss of Death in Albert or even the amazing Thom Breneman (sarcasm).

But if the Bears were actually, I don’t know, a football team, maybe we would always have ones like Joe Buck or Kevin Burkhardt. I know, a lot of people hate Buck. But at least he isn’t Dick Stockton or Kenny Albert. Fuck those two.

Now, onto what I really wanted to talk about:

This week, I about had it. The Bears played even WORSE than they did last year. This was just fucking awful. Even Marc Trestman has had more wins than John Fox in the two years both have coached. What a shame.

The only good thing about this year was Jordan Howard. The Bears somehow, found someone that they could help build an offense around (need a quarterback too, obviously). He set the all-time rookie rushing record in franchise history. I know that doesn’t mean shit in the grand scheme of things, but it’s something that we could maybe look forward to next season. He is really good.

We will see what happens with Pace and Fox in the coming days. But, this whole thing just fucking smells. I know we said the same shit years ago with Angelo, Lovie, Emery and Trestman. But, damn. I don’t think shit is going to change unless the McCaskey’s sell this abysmal franchise. They need to sell it to someone who knows how to run a football team. What they are doing now isn’t working. I mean, Ted Phillips has been with the team for 30 fucking years and is a damn accountant. What he is doing as the president of a professional football team? Fuck this.

Since the McCaskey’s are never going to sell this team, no great general manager is just going to fall into their laps in anytime soon. This team is fucked for a very long time.

“Hello (old) friend.”

December 25, 2016 by

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These last couple months have been pretty busy for me. I’ve worked everyday for the last month and things have just been insane. Christmas Day was my first day off in over a month. I decided to go to a place that I haven’t been in a very long time: The World’s Largest Urinal™.

Okay, maybe I am still a bit bitter about the past. Wrigley was a place, for whatever reason, I loved going to for many years. Most of you already know that though.

This week, 670 The Score re-aired some of the memorable games this season. I listened to most of Game 6 late last night and today, while on the way to Wrigley, Game 7. It was nostalgic. Hearing Pat Hughes like I did 20 years ago made me feel like I hadn’t missed a beat. Comcast SportsNet is airing all of the playoff victories. The last two World Series games air Monday.

I listened to the first couple of innings at home while I was getting to ready to take 88 into the city. I listened to most of it in the car and arrived at Wrigley around the 8th. As I was walking around with one of my friends for about the next hour, the rest of the game was listened to on my phone with my ear buds in. It was a feel good moment for me.

It was weird seeing the place. I drove by it a few years back after dropping a friend off who lived just north of there. This past summer, I took the red line from another friend’s house as I went to The Taste of Chicago. But Christmas Day was the first time I walked around Wrigley since August or September 2008. And damn, does it look much different.

So many buildings are being built in places that use to be parking lots. I remember games sitting in the bleachers and after, I would cut through these parking and bike lots just to get onto the bus that would take me back to my car (that I parked near the Kennedy and Addison).

I am a creature of habit. I don’t enjoy when things change drastically around me. It’s complex to explain and so are the examples, but this is one of them. The McDonald’s that I use to eat at across the street was torn down. It looks like a hotel and other businesses are going to be built. It just doesn’t feel like the neighborhood anymore.

Then again, before all of this, the Cubs sucked and hadn’t won a World Series in a century. So I guess change is good in this aspect.

It was nice to get away on this day. I didn’t really want to sit around home and wait to watch the Bulls piss all over themselves (as they ended up doing anyway). It was my only day off in the last month and I wanted to make it worthwhile. I’ve watched the last inning of Game 7 about ten times already. It never gets old and it will never get old. I am so damn thankful the fucked up voices in my head told me to change the channel to Game 7 at the time I did.

An article that I laughed at

December 20, 2016 by

Genrebuster posted this in one of the threads and I had to re-post it:

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/chicago-bears-despite-record-john-fox-should-not-be-fired-122016

My thoughts:

I don’t know who David Mamola is, but he must not know that Ted Phillips is the President of this franchise. That’s the same Ted Phillips who was an accountant for the team before being appointed President. Now, I am not a genius myself. But, I would think someone who had a career as an accountant should be not running a football team by hiring a general manager and scouts. I am just saying.

Your thoughts in the thread.

Bulls blow two 20+ point leads against ThomASS and lose.

December 13, 2016 by

What a bunch of assholes. Two different 20+ point leads in this game and the Bulls blow it to a team with single-digit wins on the season? This whole franchise needs an overhaul. The culture needs to change. For the last 12 years, the Bulls have been known to blow these leads and blow them consistently. It is truly unbelievable and PATHETIC how they can beat teams like the Cavaliers and Spurs. Yet, they get embarrassed by teams like the Mavericks and Timberwolves.

And by the way, ThomASS is still a shitty head coach. Call me a bitter asshole, but I hate this fucking team. This shit has gone on for too long and I am beyond annoyed. Chicago still has two teams that have no idea what the fuck they are doing and are both owned by idiots who refuse to make changes. Last I checked, that isn’t a formula of success.

What the Bears should do for the draft next year; Bill Polian available?: Lions 20 Bears 17

December 11, 2016 by

Poor Matt Barkley. This dude did everything he could to win the game today. Too bad this team has a shitty offensive line and wide receivers. Fuck those guys. Barkley deserved better. Three games in, he’s shown that he’s worthy of at least getting a shot at this team next year.

Two weeks ago against the Titans, it was the receivers dropping passes all game, including one that would have given them the lead in the final two minutes. Today, it was Barkley making big passes in the final two minutes with the Ted Larsen and Charles Leno pissing all over those ones with holding penalties. Fuck both of them.

I’ve suggested this before and I’ll say it again. Here is what the Bears need to for the next two drafts:

2017 Rounds 1-7: Offensive lineman/quarterback, offensive lineman, offensive lineman, wide receiver, offensive lineman, wide receiver, offensive lineman

2018 Rounds 1-7: Defensive lineman, cornerback, cornerback, safety, safety, defensive lineman, linebacker

Last thing, rumors are going around that Bill Polian wants to get back into football. I suggested his name about two years ago, but figured he was retired for good. If the Bears actually give a damn about their franchise, they will find a way to get Bill Polian in their office. Let him do whatever he wants and that includes firing Pace and Phillips. Fire those fucking guys now and make them aware that the door doesn’t hit them in the ass on the way out.