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Bag Boy: Orange alert: bad sports ahead

November 17, 2011|By Bag Boy, For RedEye

It's a tough week to wear orange around here.

First, to Champaign.

Dear Mr. Zook, the party is over; it's time for you to move on. I realize not everyone can be a football factory like Penn State (ooh, bad example) or Ohio State (ooh, another bad example) or Michigan (a terrible example) but you have to beat all of these teams on their down years, which comes along once every 25 years or so. And you haven't.

And you lost your mind at a news conference. Not a good sign. We'll have to find someone else to lose to the mentioned teams.

The other team wearing orange, the Bears. Yes, I know they beat Detroit, but a couple of things.

No. 1, the orange. If I want to see men wearing orange and playing sports, I'll go back to pick-up games on the roof of Cook County Jail. Hey, my teams were always competitive.

I'm kidding. Maybe.

We say goodbye to Chris Williams and say hello to the 67th man to play offensive line for the Bears, Edwin Williams (no relation).

Yes, another first-round offensive lineman gets injured—for Williams, his second.

What is it with Bears GM Jerry Angelo? If I'm an offensive lineman and the Bears call in the first round, I don't pick up the phone. They technically can't draft you if you don't answer.

Marc Colombo, Chris Williams, Gabe Carimi. Scary. All with injuries.

However, another win Sunday. The Chargers are awful. The great team that never won anything like--the Chargers of the '80s!

The good news: The Bears are going to the playoffs. Nothing but stiffs on the schedule until we face the Packers again.

The bad news: We face the Packers again. And again. I fear the Packers win everything and no one will know we ever existed. We're like the other great dinosaur besides the T-Rex. Remember? You don't? See!

And a memo to new Cubs management: Please don't give Carlos Zambrano another chance. We could have kept the old management for those kind of moves.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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