Open thread

January 25, 2018 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

“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.

Good riddance, 2017.

December 29, 2017 by

2017 really sucked in terms of sports for me. The Bulls are re-building (although it doesn’t seem like it the last three weeks). The Blackhawks have not been the Blackhawks (more on this when I have more time). And then there’s the Bears. For the fourth straight season, it’s ten or more losses. The theme seems to be: One step forward, three steps back. Not good.

I will assume there will be a posting on New Year’s Day or the following day with news on the Bears. I am confident that John Fox will get fired Monday morning. But I wouldn’t put it past the Bears to let him keep his job. They’re that dumb.

As always, your thoughts in the thread.

Battle Of The Bad: Bears 20 Browns 3

December 24, 2017 by

The story isn’t what happened on the field. It’s what is going on in management. And we all have every reason to believe the report that no other than Ted Phillips, is on the search for the next head coach. So, they hire Ryan Pace to be the general manager. That’s the person who hires the coach and drafts the players. Instead, a life-long accountant is making decisions for a football team. Makes sense I suppose. The link is below. Your thoughts in the thread.

Open thread

December 22, 2017 by

I want to wish everyone a great Christmas weekend. You folks are the best.

And one more week until John Fox is fired!

Virginia shows up: Lions 20 Bears 10

December 16, 2017 by

I was pretty disinterested with this game from start to finish. Trubisky was very “Bears” with his three interceptions (all in the second half). This just sucked.

Your thoughts in the thread.

I am not fooled: Bears 33 Bengals 7

December 10, 2017 by

You shouldn’t either. This coaching staff should all be fired now.

Great game by both the offense and defense. They won in spite of the coaching.

Your thoughts in the thread.

When the Giants and Browns are making changes in management, the Bears are accepting mediocrity.

December 7, 2017 by

We shouldn’t be surprised at this. But, it just furthers the argument that ownership and management of the Bears have no idea what to do. I do not doubt that George McCaskey wants to win. He even is willing to shell out the cash. The problem is that Ryan Pace has no idea what he’s doing. How stupid do you have to be to hire a coach that has been fired two different times before? How stupid do you have to be to trade away two extra draft picks just to move up ONE spot?

And don’t get me wrong, he’s drafted some pretty good players too. However, the entire body of work isn’t very good.

Four games are left in the season. I wasn’t surprised, but was still pissed off that John Fox was doing his usual press conferences this week. He should have been fired and shouldn’t ever be seen near Halas Hall again. This franchise has made themselves into the laughingstock of the NFL. Even the 49ers, Giants and Browns have more of a chance to contend before the Bears do.