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November 24, 2011 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
This is the one weekend of the year I like to pause and give thanks for what we have in our lives, but that's not happening this year. It's not happening because the football gods have dealt me another blow. The second in my lifetime, in fact. Mid-1980s. The Bears were phenomenal. One hitch. You know it. The QB. Couldn't get it straight. McMahon, Tomczak, Fuller, Flutie, Harbaugh, Landry, Payton. (Yes, him! Look it up! 1984.) And now this. Again. Playoff team, everything seems to be clicking, defense and special teams kicking butt and Jay Cutler hurt … the thumb.
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December 20, 2012 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
Here they come to save the day. And it's a couple of familiar faces to help us out. Bottom feeders Arizona and Detroit. It's simple. The Bears beat them, finish 10-6, they make the playoffs. You would like that, except you wouldn't. If that happens, Lovie Smith comes back for another year, and we delay the blowing up of the NFL's oldest and creakiest franchise. You don't want that. Here's what you want: 8-8. No playoffs. Fans revolt. Phil Emery has to make a move. The McCaskeys have to make a move.
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April 12, 2012 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
I'd like to speak with you seriously for a moment about words. We all use them. And I've seen a number of them lately that have sounded some alarms. They create fear, uncertainty, anxiety and ulcers. Especially this time of year heading into the NBA and NHL playoffs. Those words are: "doubtful," "questionable," "unlikely," "undecided," "sidelined" and "inactive. " It's driving me crazy. Those words refer to our two biggest stars this time of year: Jonathan Toews and Derrick Rose.
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April 12, 2012 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
I'd like to speak with you seriously for a moment about words. We all use them. And I've seen a number of them lately that have sounded some alarms. They create fear, uncertainty, anxiety and ulcers. Especially this time of year heading into the NBA and NHL playoffs. Those words are: "doubtful," "questionable," "unlikely," "undecided," "sidelined" and "inactive. " It's driving me crazy. Those words refer to our two biggest stars this time of year: Jonathan Toews and Derrick Rose.
SPORTS
December 20, 2012 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
Here they come to save the day. And it's a couple of familiar faces to help us out. Bottom feeders Arizona and Detroit. It's simple. The Bears beat them, finish 10-6, they make the playoffs. You would like that, except you wouldn't. If that happens, Lovie Smith comes back for another year, and we delay the blowing up of the NFL's oldest and creakiest franchise. You don't want that. Here's what you want: 8-8. No playoffs. Fans revolt. Phil Emery has to make a move. The McCaskeys have to make a move.
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January 5, 2012 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
Gotta love the Bears. You don't realize how bad, how messed up, how backward, how impotent and dysfunctional they really are until … they try to fix things. First off, Ted Phillips, you're next. You've contributed nothing to this fiasco except hiring the loser from Tampa Bay 10 years ago who specialized in losing. And he didn't pick his first head coach--and that was a mess. So, let's do that again. Secondly, good luck pitching this job to the next GM. Here's how that meeting goes: "So, um, you can't pick your coach, you need to draft every position and start...
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October 21, 2013 | RedEye
Ouch. And double ouch. The football gods dropped the hammer on Bears Nation on Monday, as quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks with a torn groin muscle and linebacker Lance Briggs is out four to six weeks with a shoulder fracture. Which means the Bears have to replace their offensive leader and their defensive leader for at least a month. Coach Marc Trestman did his best to look on the bright side, as coaches do. "The positive thing is they're not out for the season," he told reporters at Halas Hall, adding that neither player will require surgery.
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September 26, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
No team gets Bears fans more worked up than Green Bay. Yet recently the Detroit Lions have crawled deeper beneath Chicago's skin. RedEye asked Bears fans to take stock of their emotions surrounding their NFC North rivals. 1. Describe your emotions during the week leading up to a Bears-Lions game. (For the Lions fan, flip Bears-Lions to Lions-Bears. For the Packers and Vikings fan, swap out Bears for their team.) MATT CLAPP, 29, Denver, @dabearnecess Probably 90 percent of the time in the week leading up to a Bears-Lions game, my thoughts are, "The Bears...
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November 24, 2011 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
This is the one weekend of the year I like to pause and give thanks for what we have in our lives, but that's not happening this year. It's not happening because the football gods have dealt me another blow. The second in my lifetime, in fact. Mid-1980s. The Bears were phenomenal. One hitch. You know it. The QB. Couldn't get it straight. McMahon, Tomczak, Fuller, Flutie, Harbaugh, Landry, Payton. (Yes, him! Look it up! 1984.) And now this. Again. Playoff team, everything seems to be clicking, defense and special teams kicking butt and Jay Cutler hurt … the thumb.
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