Category Archives: Football

05Dec/11
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Hanie, Hanie, Hanie….

What can be said about Hanie’s performance yesterday that hasn’t already been said?  He played like a deer in headlights (not sure if anyone said that yet, but, I’ll claim it).  He as was misreading the defense, not moving around in the pocket, etc, etc…  I didn’t watch any press conferences or post-game yesterday because I didn’t want to hear the same, “we should have played better” BS. Continue reading “Hanie, Hanie, Hanie….” »

28Nov/11
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Rough Start for Hanie

A lot can be said about how he played yesterday, but most of all, he stuck through it until the end.  That says a lot for a new starter.  He’s no rookie, by any means, and he’s worked with Cutler long enough to know how the team works, and what is expected from a Bears QB.  Yes, he threw 3 interceptions, 2 of which were clearly his fault, but I think we can chalk it up to anxiety, or just being unsure in the position.  However, what I can’t figure out is what Martz was thinking in trying to establish the pass before the run. Continue reading “Rough Start for Hanie” »

21Nov/11
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Cutler Out – Now What?

I’m sure you all heard the disheartening news that Cutler (#6) may be out for the rest of the regular season due to a fractured thumb in his throwing hand.  According to an interview with WBBM this morning, Lovie Smith has confirmed that Cutler does have a fractured thumb based on X-Rays taken on Sunday night after the game.  He would not confirm, however, that Cutler would be out for the rest of the regular season.  He told Josh Liss of WBBM this morning, “I’m not going to play doctor” when asked about the extent of Cutler’s injury and how long he would be out.  I would think it’s safe to say he’s out for the rest of the season, only because he’s going to have to have surgery to repair the fracture and need healing time to get full range of motion in his thumb. Continue reading “Cutler Out – Now What?” »

19Sep/11
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NFL Week 2 = Bears Reality Check

After watching a great performance by the Bears last week, I expected to at least see a competitive effort from the Bears going into their game with the Saints.
There’s a lot riding on this season for the Bears. Questions need to be answered. Continue reading “NFL Week 2 = Bears Reality Check” »
23Jan/11
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My Bears Ritual

So, here’s the thing. I have a ritual of watching the Bears game alone, every time I watch them alone, they win. It’s been that way since the 2005 season. For every game they’ve lost since then, I either missed the game, or watched it with a group. Prime example, the lose to the Packers on 1/2/11. We had a bunch of people over and they lost.

Yes, I know, it sounds stupid, but the numbers don’t lie.

Today, however, I’ve decided to go to a friends house to watch the game. This has drawn much criticism from my friends and family. They’ve already started blaming me for the loss. “How could you do this to Chicago?” “How could you pick the biggest game of the year to do this?”

Here is what was one of my family members emailed my wife:

You must seriously consider the joy you will bring millions. At 11:45am, dose his beverage with 2-4 drops of visine or any other eye drop. Better make it 5 drops, just to make sure. He’ll be fine, just a little violent vomiting and diarrhea. He’ll be back to normal by 9 or 10pm (maybe tuesday).

Of course if the bears win, you’ll have to do it again 2 hours before the super bowl. Those 2 hours gives you enough time so that you’re still home when this happens and can leave by yourself to attend any super bowl festivities. Any closer to kick off may find you on the way to or at the party, which would require you to drive him home.

Remember:

Jesus went to the cross for mankind…..What’s a little vomiting and diarrhea for millions of Chicagoans. Firas will be immortalized for his sacrifice: “Firjesus” or “Frihst” or “The Firssiah”, and he’ll drop 5-12lbs. Everybody wins!!!!!

You can do it! Be our Pontius Pilot.

PS: You will need some pepto, immodium and or donnagel. Don’t break it out right away, let him lay next to the toilet for 30 minutes, dont’ want the symptoms to subside too soon. But make sure he’s near a television. Don’t want to be sadist.

So in essence, its me that wins Bears games, and not those multi-million dollar football players on the field…… I don’t think so. At least I hope its not just me…

23Jan/11
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Hey Bear Fans, the time has come…

So the time is now upon us Chicagoans. The Bears and the Packers are finally in a playoff game, together.

 

You can mention all the stats you want, like it’s been 25 years since the Bears have been to the Super Bowl, or it’s been 80 years since the Bears and Packers have played against each other in a playoff game, or Devin Hesters record breaking run; but the fact remains that the Bears have 60 minutes to find a way to shut down Green Bay, and protect Cutler from another concussion.

 

Those that know me, know that I don’t make predictions on Bears games, I’m superstitious that way. I will say that this will be a long, tough, and gut wrenching game for any real Bear fan. We will all be thinking of that game on January 2nd that ended in a 3-10 loss by the Bears. That same game was the key to the Packers entering the playoffs. If only we had converted that 3rd down, score that touchdown we would be facing another team.

 

In my opinion, it is only fitting that we face our arch rival in this playoff game. Think about how much meaning this single game has. Its not only the NFC Championship on the line, but soooooo much more. It will define the winner’s superiority until they meet again in 80 years. Every regular season game where these two teams meet will never measure up to this single 60 minute spectacle.

 

I will leave you with this final thought, Bear down Chicago Bears…