Archive for October, 2017

Can this ever be easy? Bears 27 Ravens 24

October 15, 2017

Well, when your team has a lead of 17-3 and then, 24-16 at the two-minute warning, there should be no excuse them to blow it. The Bears won this in overtime thanks to a gutsy run by Jordan Howard and a prayer from Trubisky to Wright. Then, hell officially froze over as Connor Barth nailed a 40-yard field goal to win it.

Mitchell Trubisky: He’s doing what he can. The offensive line can’t protect him and receivers cannot get open. The play-calling also needs to be better. The Ravens were prepared for his bootleg runs. He needs to have more plays with him to be in the pocket WITH an option to scramble. Maybe next year when the Bears have another high draft pick, Pace can trade that along with three other picks just to move up one spot and take a wide receiver. I have faith in that.

Adrian Amos: Hey, this guy and Kyle Fuller came to play. Amos had an interception for a touchdown. The entire defense was solid only giving up three field goals. Akiem Hicks had a field day on Joe Flacco.

Tariq Cohen: Touchdown pass? Great! Fumble leading to points by the Ravens? Bad. Back to the touchdown, great play-calling by Dowell Loggains. Trubisky isn’t putting up big numbers, but these trick plays are opening up other options. Zach Miller had a nice catch in the end zone from Cohen.

Jordan Howard: 36 carries, 167 yards. 53-yard run in overtime. Enough said.

Special teams: These fucking guys are terrible. Up 17-3, Bobby Rainey gets knocked down by his own teammate and the Bears think he’s down. And instead, they all spectate. PLAY UNTIL THE WHISTLE. Touchdown Ravens. Then, after Trubisky throws a touchdown to Dion Sims (great catch), the Bears are leading 24-13. Two-minute warning is up and the Bears promptly punted after failing to get a yard on 3rd down. Then, an EASY touchdown return by Michael Campanaro. The Ravens promptly succeed on the two-point conversion. The special teams allowed this to happen.

Next up: sCam Newton and the Panthers come to town next Sunday. Lock your doors or risk having your laptop stolen by sCam Newton.

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The Iceman Pitcheth…….what a game!

October 13, 2017

“I’ve always known he’s got a lot of mettle in his soul,” Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. “The guy just shows up. He’s got ice in his veins.”

Lost my voice screaming: Vikings 20 Bears 17

October 9, 2017

A ton of penalties.

Bad defense.

Costly turnovers.

Isn’t that every loss by the Bears? I mean, they had a touchdown in the first quarter only to have it called back by a holding penalty. They also stopped the Vikings late in the game and Leonard Floyd was called for holding. I mean, this is what it is. The Bears are still a very bad football team.

Mitch Trubisky: Hey, it was fun watching him play. That two-point conversion was amazing. I know that interception was not a smart throw that cost them the game late. RUN THE DAMN BALL. But overall, bad defense and penalties ultimately decided it. And if anyone thinks Mike Glennon gave them a better chance, please go put your head into a bucket of wet cement.

Bears vs. Ravens next week in Baltimore.

Your thoughts in the thread.

Stepping up when it really counts (again).

October 7, 2017

I’m glad Maddon started Kyle Hendricks last night.

I believe that he’s the current “ace” of the Chicago Cubs starting pitchers. What a great performance last night. Like Greg Maddux, he can be overpowering, without a crushing fastball.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-cubs-ace-kyle-hendricks-haugh-spt-1007-20171006-column.html

Mitch-A-Palooza starts this coming Monday night.

October 2, 2017