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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.

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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?

Sean Payton joins Matt Nagy in the “stupid department.”

January 25, 2019

When Drew Brees stepped back to throw on that first down this past Sunday only to throw an incomplete pass, I knew this was going to be a problem for the Saints. Then, on the third down throw, the “controversy” began.

Yet, nobody is talking about that. Everyone is talking about the phantom no-call on pass interference.

This just goes to show that a lot of coaches are just stupid. We saw it with Dan Quinn in the Super Bowl against the Patriots two years ago. We saw it with Nagy when he was calling plays with the Chiefs last year. And this year, Nagy in many different scenarios with the Bears. Add Sean Payton to that list.

Yeah, I know. Drew Brees is the greatest. He is. But two out of the three plays, they were pass plays that were unnecessary.

What did we learn today? In those types of scenarios where common sense should be displayed, it isn’t. This is why teams lose. The coaches beat their own teams.

Run. The. Ball.

Point the finger at everyone; not just the kicker.

January 16, 2019

It’s been difficult the last ten days getting over what happened on that Sunday evening in Chicago. For the first time in eight years, we saw the Bears in the playoffs. We were also waiting 12 years for a return to the Super Bowl. And for some of us, we still have yet to see the Bears win it. It sucks.

All this past season, I have bitched about how Matt Nagy is not calling plays to the strengths of this team. I strongly believe he is solely responsible for two of the four losses in the regular season. The first being the season opener against the Packers. Instead of running the ball on certain plays, especially late, it’s these idiotic passes that end up costing the team. For the game against the Dolphins, same thing. The Bears are up two scores and seemed to have had another touchdown if it wasn’t for an awful call by the referees. But none of that would have mattered if they had just ran the ball instead of passing. So, what happens next play after the penalty? A throw in the middle of the end zone with double coverage. Interception. Dolphins come back. Awful.

Then, this playoff game arrives. The defense couldn’t stop the Eagles on that last drive. The offense was just out of whack the entire game. I also felt Nagy wasn’t helping the team much either with some awful play-calling.

But none of it would have mattered because the Bears had the chance to win the game on the final drive. Mitchell Trubisky did everything in his power to give the team a chance to win. Then, of course, the kicker misses the kick. Yeah, I know it was blocked. But, he could have kicked the damn thing higher. It didn’t help that he had 147 other kicks during the year hit the goal post.

A lot has changed in ten days. Vic Fangio left to be the head coach of the Broncos. Assistant Ed Donatell joined him. Of course, that kicker also shows up on National Television to talk about how he is blessed and all that.

But what really pissed me off is that this past week, Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are doing their year-end press conference. Thankfully, I missed most of it simply by forgetting it was going on. Catching the “highlights” of it proved that I was happy I didn’t see the whole thing. Kareem Hunt, who was the idiot cut by the Chiefs, was brought up as a potential free agent signing. Of course, a bunch of people are now talking about how great this could be for the Bears. Nagy tells the press that he doesn’t talk about football with Hunt and instead, just asks about what’s going on.

This is just another reason to dislike Matt Nagy and this franchise. They are seriously considering signing someone who is violent and hits women. And trust me, I am not some “PC” police officer. This is an issue that has to deal with our society. Nobody who puts a hand on a woman should be allowed to play in the NFL, especially for my favorite team. That goes for any sport as well. Fuck Kareem Hunt and fuck the Bears if they are actually considering signing this fuck wad.

Here we are again, Bears fans. Another offseason with no Super Bowl parade in downtown Chicago. Another offseason where so many questions with very little answers. What do you think the Bears should do come draft time and free agency? Discuss.

Of course: Eagles 16 Bears 15

January 6, 2019

Defense – Bad. So much for being number one all year. Terrible drives for two touchdowns.

Offense – Okay.

Cody Parkey – Fuck.

I knew it all week that the Bears were in big trouble. Go fucking figure. You can’t make this shit up.

I’m feeling like shit. Done for a while.

Getting the job done: Bears 24 Vikings 10

December 30, 2018

This game scared me. Some didn’t know how the Bears should approach this game. For me, I felt as it went on, that they should just play the starters to win the game. The game I thought of the most was the one against the Packers at the end of the 2010 season where if the Bears had won, the Packers would have been eliminated. That came back to the bite the Bears in the ass as the Packers were the ones that beat them in the NFC Championship that season. The Bears were still playing for a first-round bye with the second spot, but the Rams had no problem with the 49ers. The Bears controlled what they could have controlled and they stopped the Vikings from clinching a playoff spot.

Cody Parkey – He hits the post on the extra point. Again. This guy is going to kill all of us.

Mitchell Trubisky – Efficient. Some great passes and very few mistakes, if any. He is definitely a main reason why the Bears won.

Anthony Miller – He injured his shoulder again. This is not good news.

Jordan Howard – Some in the media have criticized Jordan Howard for not playing well this season. That’s because he hasn’t been given the ball as much as he should be. Today, I think he shut those critics up. This guy needs the ball and he needs it often. The Bears chewed up a lot of clock due to a strong running game from Howard.

Defense – Outstanding, once again. Big credit to the front line for putting pressure on Cousins. The Vikings didn’t get a touchdown until the second half and that was only because of an awful roughing the passer call that continued the drive. That’s happened before with the defense where a bad call goes against them and the other team ends up scoring. It would be nice if they could stop that from happening. Other than that, they cannot be taken for granted. They were rested today due to the offense having long drives. That is a formulate for success.

Next up are the defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles this Sunday.

A whole lot of stupid: Bears 14 49ers 9

December 23, 2018

The Bears had no business winning this game. I am not going to blame the defense for this as it was all offense that was the problem. I swear to God, this game had the makings of a very bad loss. A lot of undisciplined actions. But thanks to a couple of bad calls by the referees and stupidity from the 49ers themselves, the Bears were gift-wrapped this.

Cody Parkey – Missed field goal. Really? He did okay the last couple of weeks. It’s going to be a bumpy road. Get use to it.

Matt Nagy – This fucking guy. First drive, third-and-two. Run the ball next? Nope. Pass play. Incomplete. Punt. What’s more? These short yardage downs and the supposed “great coach” keeps calling idiotic trick plays and passes. Enough. Common sense says go get the yard to move the sticks. I know I am in the minority here, but I have little faith in him. He had a history of fucking up things BEFORE he came here.

Mitchell Trubisky – If you look at the stats (cue Yeti), you would think he had a very good game. 25/29 for 246 yards a touchdown. Okay. But what about the awful, broken play where instead of throwing it away, it’s a lateral to Tarik Cohen for a fumble? THROW THE BALL AWAY. On the touchdown drive in the second quarter, he made an errant pass in the endzone for an interception. Thankfully, it was null-and-void by a holding call away from the ball. Absolutely ridiculous. He’s better than this. Maybe that head coach should tell him to not do that.

Allen Robinson – This is the guy that pissed me off the most today. The first play of the two-minute warning, Nagy wants to be cute and put the game away. When the play is executed promptly (shocking) for a first down, Robinson decides to keep running? What happens next? Strip for a fumble and recovery by the 49ers. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GO TO THE GROUND AFTERWARDS YOU FUCKING IDIOT. Nick Mullens took the 49ers to around midfield before trying to air it out on fourth down when he clearly could have rushed for the first down. But that weren’t the case, this would have been the worst loss of the year.

Alright, here is what’s at stake for next week: The Bears can get a first-round bye if they win and the Rams lose to the 49ers. We’ll see what happens.

Revenge: Bears 24 Packers 17

December 16, 2018

I wish it wasn’t this close, but wow. The Bears actually beat the Packers outright. No awful calls by referees like in past years. No seriously injured playmakers. The Bears finally beat this team lead by Aaron Rodgers. It appeared that the Packers were going to make yet, another comeback. Thankfully, that didn’t happen.

Matt Nagy pulled his idiotic tricks and it nearly cost this team the game. With the Vikings and Redskins both winning, the Bears would have not clinched a playoff spot this week had they lost. That would not have been fun going into the final two weeks of the season. This shit needs to get cleaned up.

Eddie Jackson rolled his ankle on Rodgers first interception ever. Fuck. Let’s just pray it’s a rolled ankle. This gives him three weeks to rest it.

This game gave me flashbacks of five years ago when Rodgers threw the game-winning touchdown to a wide-open Randall Cobb in the last minute to win the division against the Bears during the final game of the regular season. That stung me and it will still continue to. But, this one felt great.

We’ve been waiting eight years for a return to the playoffs. We’ve been waiting 12 years for the Bears to get back to the Super Bowl. And some of us have been waiting our entire lives to see the Bears win the Super Bowl. The first mission is done. The other two have yet to be accomplished this year. We’ll see what happens.

For now, the Bears head to San Francisco to try to stay in the third spot of the NFC standings.

I can’t figure this team out: Bears 15 Rams 6

December 9, 2018

I won’t call this an ugly win, but I found myself chewing my nails the entire game. I generally am a nail-biter and most of the time, I don’t even realize it. But I did during these few hours. Damn, this felt like the biggest game in years. If you told me the Bears would only allow six points to the best team in the NFL, I would have told you that they would have lost 6-3. That’s because this is the Bears we are talking about and they generally find a way to lose. This team loses to the Giants and beats the Rams? You guys explain this.

Cody Parkey – Okay, I am getting this out of the way before anything else. That missed field goal in the last quarter could have came back to bite this team. The Rams could have driven down and make this a one-possession game. He made the two field goals early on, however. Those misses need to stop.

Mitchell Trubisky – Three interceptions is bad. All of them interceptions were on him. But, on the bright side, offensive lineman Bradley Sowell caught a touchdown pass. Trubisky nearly overthrew that as well. Phew.

Defense – Four interceptions is good, especially after Trubisky throws some that set the other team up to score. The biggest one came right after one of those interceptions by Kyle Fuller. Goff was sacked in the end zone for a safety.

Matt Nagy – Finally, this guy makes the right calls. What took so long? Jordan Howard had over 100 yards rushing. It helped chew the clock up in the second half. Cohen had some carries as well. This is what prevents the other team from scoring points.

Next week, the Packers come to town. We all know Aaron Rodgers always finds a way to make us all miserable. So, let’s just pray for the Vikings to lose tomorrow night so ground can be gained.

Really? This shit again?: Giants 27 Bears 24

December 2, 2018

Everyone is to blame. Nagy for calling a timeout before halftime. The defense for completely falling apart in the second half. The offense fumbling the ball all over the place. Despite the comeback antics of this team, this is exactly what this team is.

Chase Daniel – This guy was bad. Fumbles, unawareness, a pick six on the second play of the game, whatever else. I love the guy, but he had a really terrible game. The last drive in overtime showed it.

Offensive line – Bad. Bad. Bad. These guys really miss Kyle Long.

Matt Nagy – Out of the four losses they’ve had, three were winnable. The Bears had this just like they had the games against the Packers and Dolphins. This goes on the coach. Bad play-calling. Bad time-management. Bad coach. Now, if he shocks us all and is holding up the Lombardi Trophy while confetti falls this February, then I’ll be glad to eat all of my words. But I don’t see that happening.

And here we are as fans, praying for teams like the Packers, Vikings and Panthers to all lose just so the Bears don’t lose ground in the standings. The Bears should be taking care of their own business. This has become repetitive over the years. This loss was really bad. This team just can’t seem to play well in crappy weather. It was really hot in Miami and they promptly pissed it away. Then, this game in the rain. No excuses, however. The other team is playing in the same conditions. This doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season.

Here come the Rams next Sunday night.