Let the worrying begin

OPINION

  • Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler (Phil Velasquez/Chicago…)
August 08, 2012|By Bag Boy, For RedEye

Yeah, getting ready for that Bears Super Bowl run. Can't wait.

But something happened this week that bugs the bejeesus out of me. They basically gave the left tackle job toJ'Marcus Webb. Hardly a fight put up by Chris Williams.

Always makes me nervous when there's a shaky position and there's no competition for the job. It tells me someone—or perhaps both—are not up to par.

Williams, a first-rounder from Vanderbilt (thank you, Jerry Angelo), can't unseed the seventh-rounder from West Texas A&M, where I believe football was an intramural sport.

Too bad, because someone has to protect Jay Cutler's backside. You can add all the toys you want—and we have a bunch—but if Cutler's unconscious, we don't have a prayer.

Congratulations, Jay, on the newborn, by the way. I hope he realizes Dad is No. 1 around here. That's because, among other things, Brian Urlacher keeps missing practices!

I know it's early. I know it's preseason. But these are major pieces, people! It's preseason for fans, too! We need top get in shape with our worrying skills!

By the way, thank God for preseason football and baseball, because now I can continue ignoring the Olympics for the third straight week!

Although I may want to revisit that. The party may be over for the White Sox. Losing two out of three to the cellar dwellers. Getting beat by the likes of Bruce Chen and Jeremy Guthrie. And here's the worst: We have nine left with Kansas City. Shriek.

Detroit never loses anymore! Oh, and this bugs me: Of all the teams in MLB, why can't the White Sox beat the Royals?

And the Tigers keep pounding it. Sorry to say, the season is starting to play out like we thought it would. Reversion to the mean, they call it. Lots of guys resting, nicked up. It's frustrating.

I'm about as sick of this as that commercial with the kids in the pool. "Must be nice, cheering on Team USA from the deep end."

Well, I'm going off the deep end. And it isn't nice.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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