I guess it's time for some New Year's resolutions that probably won't stick. I wouldn't hold me to any of these because I'm a hypocrite.
>> I resolve not to watch the Bears game Sunday or ever again until we get a new general manager and maybe a new coach who isn't comatose after every loss--and even some wins. Hey, look! Josh McCown wasn't that bad (Wasn't that bad, by the way, gets you wins against Denver, Kansas City and Seattle. Playoffs). Five Pro Bowlers? Really? That seems high to me. Though Jerry Angelo's first-ever offensive Pro Bowler Matt Forte (yay!) is on IR (typical).
Oh, and Roy Williams felt like he made plays. Which ones, Roy? I can't think of any.
Cutler's coming back, but major damage has been done here. The Bears revealed themselves to everyone just how inept they are and how lucky Angelo and Lovie Smith are to have jobs. Also, Gabe Carimi. Nice karma. That's what you get for "not communicating" with Baltimore. This is a weak franchise, and I'll be watching forever.
>> I resolve to watch the Blackhawks more. No more excuses. These guys deserve our full attention. It may be the only organization that knows what it's doing. We're possibly celebrating a Stanley Cup in a few months. Lets all study up and get ready.
>> The Bulls. Hmm. This is tough because it's a heartbreak waiting to happen. First, Carlos Boozer. It's called defense and you're paid to play that as well. I'm scared I'm going to get emotionally invested and they're going to lose to the Heat again. I don't see how we're better than them—yet.
>> White Sox. I'm giving Robin Ventura a chance, though someone from the sports cosmos explain to me why he gets a chance and someone like Ryne Sandberg doesn't. Life isn't fair.
>> Which leads me to the Cubs. The group is new, and there is a lot of work to be done. But I want to see some changes pretty quickly. Running out ground balls, everyone--that's you, Starlin--paying attention at all times.
All in all, 2012 won't be much different than 2011.
Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.