San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick turned down the Cubs. (Hector Amezcua/MCT photo )
Well, I had planned in my mind, weeks ago (don't ever do that) to be in complaint mode with the Blackhawks and Bulls but man, it's tough. Normally I'm ripping Corey Crawford but come on, he's been unreal.
I usually rip the penalty kill but darn it, they wear you down … and they score!
I usually fire away at the lack of toughness but they have it at both ends, and Marian Hossa looks … well, rested.
As for the Bulls, well, Jimmy Butler, you're my new best friend. All 6-7, 220 pounds of you. I see Derrick Rose at the point, Butler the two and Luol Deng the three. Impressive.
So we're still only a superstar away!
Those two teams have earned a pass this week, so instead we're turning our attention to the Super Bowl in New Orleans, site of the lone Bears Super Bowl win.
And we're going to play "Things we don't have" as we gaze upon the two teams, and compare them to the local NFL team in Chicago.
Great leadership: Ravens coach John Harbaugh fired his offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, in the middle of the season because it wasn't working. Replaced him with Jim Caldwell. Wow. In Chicago, we gradually come to those decisions as well and make the necessary changes—it's just that it takes roughly five years or so to iron out the details. Like watching glaciers move.
Depth at QB: Niners head into the big game with Colin Kaepernick. Yeah, the Cubs wanted him, and he told them no thanks. The question is, why didn't the Bears? Oh yeah, we didn't need him because we had Jason Campbell. That's nice. No wait, that was a year ago. We had Caleb Hanie. I quit.
Functioning tight ends: San Francisco has Vernon Davis. We have Kellen Davis. Obviously, they aren't related. Theirs is 10 times better than ours.
Good running games: Yeah, a function of having a good offensive line. I've heard rumors about these, and apparently they lead to Super Bowl appearances.
Or so I've heard. Review this list; it's how far away we are from being there.
Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.
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