Santa, Chicago sports teams need your help

December 21, 2011|By Bag Boy, For RedEye

We did Christmas cards last week, and since it's Christmas Eve Eve, I'll share my Chicago sports Christmas list with you.

>> For the Bears: I want a new GM. Seriously. Jerry Angelo's oversights have pushed me over the edge. Thanks to an unbelievable combination of pride and stupidity, a playoff team will be staying home. That is unforgivable. I want someone young, smart and a step ahead. Not the guy who's the last man on the planet who knows what a good quarterback is and what a good receiver is. And what a good bet on the offensive line is. Whoever the Theo Epstein of football is, Find. Him. Now.

>> For the Cubs: A whole new culture. We have new owners, new management and a new manager. Now, enough talk. Go get new players who respect the game and play hard. The rest will take care of itself. No more excuses. Oh, and Prince Fielder. Yeah. That guy.

>> For the White Sox: A uniform change. Enough with the Oakland Raiders bad-guy thing. Check the '59 get-up and add a healthy shot of red to the mix (you'll look like the Bulls and Hawks—pretty cool). And Kenny Williams needs to find a new home—maybe Adam Dunn too. Lots to recover from last year.

>> For the Bulls: Well, we have Derrick Rose forever, and that's good. He belongs here. Richard Hamilton helps … but there's someone else out there—I don't know yet. He's mean, he's tough, and he'll put us over the Heat. I don't know who he is, but find him. Get him. This year.

>> For the Blackhawks: Real simple. Time for Stanley Cup No. 5. I don't know who Ray Emery is, and I don't care. It's his team now—until the next hot goalie comes along. Oh, and I want this for the stocking stuffer: A Stanley Cup final between the Hawks and Boston Bruins. That's pure Original Six magic right there.

>> For all Chicago fans: only the best. I know what everyone of you put into this. Some of you: Unhealthy amounts. All of you: More than you should. I just want a fair return on your investment.

That's all.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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