Thoughts on the Super Bowl and the Bears.

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What a game. I was rooting for the Patriots because I really wanted Tom Brady to get his fourth ring and it is fun watching him. Wes Welker really fucked things up by not catching that wide open pass before the Giants took over for the eventual game-winning drive. But no one can doubt Eli Manning anymore. The guy gets it done and now, has more rings than his brother. The game was deja-vu from the first Super Bowl match up in 2008. The Giants like in 2008, barely reach the playoffs and flat out dominated in the playoffs on their way to another Super Bowl title.

I once again can point to why this makes the Chicago Bears franchise even more embarrassing. For the Giants, Tom Coughlin was on the hot seat and was probably going to get fired in 2008. The same can be said for this year. I believe he was in his last year of his contract in both seasons and yet, takes his team to the Super Bowl both times and wins them. Lovie Smith on the other hand, continues to fail miserably and still gets to keep his job. I am only praying that new Bears general manager Phil Emery cans Lovie if he does not win the Super Bowl next season. If Lovie Smith was in Tom Coughlin’s position and failed in 2008, he would have been searching for another job right after.

Here’s to changes at Halas Hall. Feel free to add your thoughts on the game and anything Bears.

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10 Responses to “Thoughts on the Super Bowl and the Bears.”

  1. Tony Says:

    Tom Coughlin’s situation is exactly why we should not fire Lovie Smith. The same meat-head philosophy is prevalent in New York as in Chicago.

    Why not fire Lovie Smith? Because these are the coach’s responsibilities;

    (1) Manage the Game

    (2) Manage the talent the GM gives you (some coaches have GM responsibilities)

    (3) Motivate the players

    Lovie Smith does all that. Sure he has made some questionable on-field game management decisions, but nothing at the Jason Garrett level.

    And more importantly, the players play for Lovie – they like him. When the players stop believing in a coach (i.e. give up) then it is time to fire the coach.

    So now we turn to the real question – why fire Lovie Smith? The only gripe I have about him is the revolving door of Assistant Coaches (Rivera, Martz, etc). But that’s it.

    Who was in charge of the draft picks? Angelo. Personnel decisions, and FA pickups? Angelo.

    Other than Jay Cutler and Matt Forte, there is no Offense. And lovie has done miracles with the aging Defense.

    So no, he stays. Maybe if he dosen’t make the Playoffs (especially if the Bears pick up a WR), then you fire him. But to fire him anything short of winning the Super Bowl, is idiotic.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    Sigh.

    (Awaits Chucky’s rebuttal to Tony’s post)

  3. chucky Says:

    Oh good fucking god. This will take some time.

    OK Tony, here is where you’re wrong, and consequently should be banned for life from ever using a computer.

    Manage the game? Instead of managing games how about he put his players in the best position to succeed? How many fucking times has that moron tossed out a challenge flag at the wrong goddamn time? Who had the bright idea to try to turn Devon Hester into a WR. Even if it wasn’t Lovie, I don’t recall him ever trying reverse that decision.

    Manage the talent the GM gives you? See above.

    Motivate the players? Their paychecks aren’t enough? I’ll grant you that a coach can be such a miserable prick that he could destroy a players motivation(And no, Lovie doesn’t fall in that catagory), it’s the players job to be motavated.

    The players play for Lovie – they like him. You mean like the last 8 weeks of the season? Don’t hand me that bullshit about Cutler breaking his fucking thumb. Everybody had the Bears beating the Cheifs, the Broncos, and Raiders. That would have put them at 10 wins right there. Add in the win at Minnesota the last week and the Bears are in the playoffs. What happened? They lost 7 out of 8. He stayed with the suckfest called Caleb Haney. When it became obvious he couldn’t play worth a shit Enderle should have gotten a shot. Instead, he still carried a clipboard.

    Yes, Angelo was responsible for the draft picks and other personel decisions. But Smith had a say in it as well. Lovie has far, far too much power at Halas Hall, all because the old bitch who owns the team has a fucking hard-on for him. When Angelo got fired, Lovie should have been shitcanned along with him. But what do we have? An half-assed organization where the head coach had a say in hiring a new GM. Ass backwards much? Name me another sports franchise that lets the head coach/manager interview potential GM candidates?

    Lovie is just a symptom of the bigger problem with the Bears. In many ways, the Bears are just like the Cubs. Goofy ownership, albeit not the same type of fanboy shit. Total incompetence in all management postions. Ted Phillips is the Bears answer to Clown Kenney. And bad coaching. Martz was a moron, Smith is a moron, and both are stubborn beyond reason. And it goes further back than Smith. Remember Dick Jauron? How about John Shoop? Further back? How about Dave Wannstaedt? This has been going on for years. It will take many more years to clean this shit up. But don’t sit there and tell any of us Lovie doesn’t deserve to be fired. As far as I’m concerned, the son-of-a-bitch never should have been hired to begin with.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    Thanks for doing that Chucky. I am glad I set that up for you. I was too tired to do the rant myself and I figure, you’re much better at taking care of business than I am. Just a small correction though: The Bears actually lost 5 of 6 and not 7 of 8 like you mentioned. But to be honest, it felt like they lost 7 of 8. Those five straight losses were hell.

  5. chucky Says:

    What the fuck was I thinking. You’re right Fro.

    I HATE MATH!!

  6. genrebuster Says:

    Chucky, Thank YOU…I was going to spend a few precious minutes writing a rebuttal to Tony’s “Lovie-fest” but I like yours just fine!

  7. MadCityMac Says:

    My day is always a little bit better after a Chucky rant!

  8. chucky Says:

    You guys make me laugh. Thanks for the kind words. It’s nice to be appreciated. Sometimes it’s fun correcting misguided people. But other times it’s like jerking off with a cheese grater. Slightly amusing, but mostly painful.

    Credit: Andrew Dice Clay.

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    “But other times it’s like jerking off with a cheese grater.”

    OUCH.

    All of you guys are fucking great. But Chucky on the other hand, is the “fire and passion” of this site. Haha.

  10. virtual office Says:

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