Archive for February, 2019

Open thread

February 25, 2019

FIRE (AND PASSION) AWAY!

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Four points out of a playoff spot. 25 games left. Can the Blackhawks complete this comeback?

February 13, 2019

It’s been a very rough season for them up until the seven-game winning streak was started (and stopped with the loss against the Bruins). They fired Quenneville and had two separate eight-game losing streaks. They also made some trades that have paid off so far. This is good news.

And thankfully, some luck had to happen in the form of other teams in the Western Conference sucking at the same time. This has opened the door for the Blackhawks to have a chance. I felt they needed to win ten in a row at some point and they were able to get seven. But another one of five or more wins is necessary and it needs to start within the next week. There is little room for error.

Of course, they will need teams like the Blues, Wild, Canucks and Avalanche to lose games. The Blues are on fire winning seven in a row as well.

As we all know, if a team just gets into the playoffs, they have just as good of a chance as anyone else. Seeding doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Let’s see if they can pull this off.

The Bears are raising ticket prices. Again.

February 1, 2019

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-raise-season-ticket-prices-20190201-story.html

This is ridiculous. Ted Phillips is the mastermind behind this again. Here’s a snippet:

“Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips sent a letter to season ticket holders informing them of the increase, which he said was based on analysis of renewal trends and secondary-market data. He also noted the 2019 season will hold special meaning as the team celebrates its 100th season.”

A team that hasn’t won a Super Bowl in 33 years is doing this to the fans. I feel so bad for the season ticket/PSL folks. As if the thousands of dollars and time they spend every year isn’t enough. Ted and the minions up in Lake Forest pull this shit. Again.

I have a solution: How about a win a Super Bowl (or three) and maybe, they can raise it just a tad?

The Bears make plenty of money as it is. It’s not just from the tickets and food. Every team gets a good chunk from TV deals.

But, what do I know?