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February 21, 2017
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While the Patriots continue to win Super Bowls, the Bears are raising ticket prices again!

February 8, 2017

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

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

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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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