Archive for January, 2018

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January 25, 2018

I know this time of year can be really slow around these parts of the internet. None of our teams are giving us any type of excitement. This usually results in low traffic. Our friends over at Fire Ron Turner are experiencing the same thing over the last year. Lousy teams equal lousy traffic in this dark area of the internet. It’s such a sad thing. If only the Bears were in the Super Bowl, I am sure this place would be electric. Instead, another sub-.500 season and a high pick in the draft.

This long winter continues in Chicago. Fire away.

If this is the end of the window, it’s been a crazy decade.

January 17, 2018

We all knew this time would come, but not this quickly.

It appears that the time frame for winning Stanley Cups has closed for our Chicago Blackhawks with this group of guys. In the years leading up to this resurgence, I didn’t have a prayer in the world for this franchise. Granted, I was young and dumb. But if anybody else thought differently, they’re lying.

Last year, the Blackhawks had the best record in the Western Conference. As we all know, that didn’t mean shit come playoff time when they were quickly swept by the Predators. After, changes were made.

This year, the first two games of the season were like “old times” with this team by beating the crap out of the defending champion Penguins and the Blue Jackets two nights later. After those two games, I felt like they were back and better than ever. After that, it’s been inconsistent. They are fighting just to try to get into the playoffs. And worst, all of the teams around them keep winning while they are up and down. Stars not playing like stars for whatever reason. Hossa had to retire. Just a bunch of stuff.

Now, with the news of Corey Crawford’s season-ending injury (vertigo), the only reason why they had a chance makes this close to impossible to overcome.

Really, I was happy just getting the one Stanley Cup back in 2010. But then, there are two more that I probably considered a “bonus”. Then, the spoiled little shit in me got out and wanted even more. It’s not easy just being happy with what I had.

I just don’t want the Blackhawks in obscurity like they were growing up.

Sure, they had a playoff run in 2002, but they were swept in that year too (by no other, than the Joel Quenneville-lead St. Louis Blues). The mid-2000’s just really sucked. The thoughts of Brian Sutter and Trent Yawney coaching this team makes me want throw my TV out the window. Note: If any of you remember that 2006 season with Yawney coaching, that was the pinnacle of bad.

Who knows. I could be entirely wrong and all of you can come back in June when the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup to tell me I’m a moron. Of course, I want that to be the case. I am still praying they turn it around this year or come back next year healthy and re-vamped.

If not, remember that we were given three more Stanley Cups than any of us thought we would ever see in our lives.

Okay, I’m joking. Sort of.

January 8, 2018

As you may have already noticed, I’ve updated the website here. Last coach, I was very serious by adding his name right into the header when he was hired. This guy, well, the jury is still out.

I was surprised this made this hire within a week. Is it the right choice? We’ll find out next season. I didn’t like Josh McDaniels due to his failure in Denver many years back. Other coaches from the Belichick tree? Others didn’t do so well, so I was okay with them not getting hired.

In order for this to have any type of success, Papa George-e-o and Teddy Bear need to stay as far as away from Halas Hall as possible. If they can both be shipped to the Bahamas, I am all for it. I know George is a very nice guy and many fans say the same. But they also say he doesn’t know what to do.┬áTed Phillips on the other hand, nobody likes him and everybody knows he has no business making football decisions. It’s as if someone who manages a Subway is told to help in a medical lab for stem cell research. Point being, these two should make sure of one thing: Signing the checks.

Your thoughts in the thread. For now, back to work I go.

Our three-year nightmare is over.

January 1, 2018

“Uhh…we didn’t do well today (every game). We’ll have to look at the tape and get better for next week.”

“We had a good week of practice. We felt like we were ready to go.”

Those are just some of the idiotic things John Fox has repeated during his tenure as the head coach of our beloved Chicago Bears. I didn’t want him here at the beginning and the three years he was here confirmed that I was right in my assumptions.

Now, the search begins for a new head coach. Let’s pray the new one doesn’t drink the water at Halas Hall.