What should be the 2020 lyrics to this wonderful song?
Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory;
Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly.
We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation, with your T-formation.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you’re wearing the crown.
You’re the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down.
Stare down, Chicago Bears, down at your feet when you’re beat so ruthlessly;
Stare down, Chicago Bears, and take defeat like an old bear toothlessly.
We’ll never forget the draft you picked so risky, with young Mitch Trubisky.
Stare down, Chicago Bears, and let Mahomes just keep wearing the crown.
Though your draft picks stink, have another drink, Chicago Bears, stare down.
- Back to the Future - Monday, Dec 7, 20 @ 8:40 am:
Good reminder on Pearl Harbor Day.
Sometimes we get so wrapped in things that we forget those special dates that we should always remember.
Just found out that only a month after you receive your 2nd shot of the vaccine, do you get to the advertised 90+ rate of immunity to covid. So, two months after your first shot. Whenever that might be…
When old man Wirtz of Chicago Blackhawks fame passed Rocky Wirtz the son was given the keys to the team. Change in leadership and direction was all it took for a 10 year dynasty to emerge. Unfortunately I don’t see any family member with the pedigree of a Rocky Wirtz to take over and change things at Halas Hall. Loyal Bears fans are stuck unfortunately.
Obviously you don’t want Pace drafting the QB of the future so he has to go. The new GM will want his own coach so out goes Nagy. Problem is the McCaskeys and Ted Phillips will still be there to pick the next GM who will hire the next coach and draft the next QB and around and around we go.
Not so sure that “all it took” was Rocky taking over for the old man. It certainly didn’t hurt, and Bill never would have hired John McDonough.. But being able to draft Toews and Kane in back to back years helped.
And now look… It’s Rocky who’s leading a listless organization, one that’s getting old, hamstrung by bad contracts and has made questionable decisions to keep people around both in the front office and behind the bench. If only it was as easy as the Packers and Patriots have shown it to be.
=You still have a QB problem that dates back decades.=
What we have here is a failure of ownership. As in team ownership. That fact that any issue plaguing the team “goes back decades” is the clearest evidence that the McCaskeys should outright sell the team.
- Back to the Future - Monday, Dec 7, 20 @ 10:18 am:
not to be found,
Read the article twice.
That was an incredible first hand account of the war.
Is it just my imagination, or does Chicago have a connection to more than its share of bad sports franchise owners (both in and out of Chicago)? The Halas / McCaskey family, the Bidwill family, Jerry Reinsdorf, the Comiskey family, the Wrigley family, the Wirtz family, Robert Irsay, Ray Kroc? Am I forgetting anyone?
But, barring some incident that embarasses the league, they won’t be forced to, which means they aren’t going anywhere.
Which means the focus has to be on what is put on the field.
Which means firing the coach, the GM, or calling for a change in ownership changes nothing.
See Detroit, Cincinatti, NY Jets, San Diego, etc.
The Magnificent Purple Walnut, that’s the exact kind of attitude that helped to curse the Cubs for over 100 years. As long as the Cubs were profitable the Tribune wasn’t exactly motivated to put together winning teams. As for the Bears, yes it is a business and you know how you make a business more profitable, you become successful.