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Monday, Jan 24, 2022

* I am having one of “those” mornings. Not fun. Could be worse, though. I could be getting dragged all over the Internet for losing a football game…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

42 Comments
  1. - Ducky LaMoore - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 8:56 am:

    I thought it was funny. You know, because Aaron Rodgers is a slime ball. Not just because he lost a football game.


  2. - Huh? - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:00 am:

    Great post. A dig at the packers and a vax PSA.


  3. - Back to the Future - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:03 am:

    Good comment by the Gov.
    He put a smile on my face this morning.


  4. - TradedUpForMitch - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:03 am:

    Funny, but has some “I remember there was a great play, when Ron Santos just jumped… and caught a line drive.” energy to it.


  5. - Flyin' Elvis'-Utah Chapter - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:07 am:

    Rodgers looked and acted like he would rather be anywhere else than that football field.


  6. - PublicServant - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:10 am:

    Well, at least Rodgers isn’t a long-hauler. But those were exciting games yesterday.


  7. - Commisar Gritty - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:12 am:

    JB throwing fire and I am 100% here for it.


  8. - ddp76 - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:13 am:

    This is what we’ve come to. (I’m guilty as charged too) We get our most enjoyable football watching in by hate-watching our nemesis.


  9. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:22 am:

    ===hate-watching our nemesis===

    Yesterday’s night game was so scary good. It’s like the Bears play in an entirely different NFL than those teams.


  10. - Ducky LaMoore - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:22 am:

    “ We get our most enjoyable football watching in by hate-watching our nemesis.”

    As a lifelong Bears fan, let me say that it is not the most enjoyable. It is usually all we have. And right now, it is everything.


  11. - Amalia - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:23 am:

    once again, to think the Bears could have had Mahomes….


  12. - Peanut Gallery - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:25 am:

    It warms my heart on this chilly January morning that the Packers are out. Happy Monday.


  13. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:31 am:

    Packers, Pats, and Brady all out = good. Rams did their job yesterday, but now they and Kroenke can go too. That way I will have a very nice non-hate watching Super Bowl.


  14. - Blue Dog - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:31 am:

    tip of the cap to JB. that’s a good one. what goes around….


  15. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:36 am:

    “We get our most enjoyable football”

    Gotta find enjoyment somewhere when our team is bad.

    Saw a funny cartoon dig on Aaron Rodgers types who think they’re health experts on the pandemic, as opposed to medical professionals. It showed someone with a shocked face in the doctor’s office when told the school cafeteria server would perform the medical procedure, or something like that.


  16. - JS Mill - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:45 am:

    =It’s like the Bears play in an entirely different NFL than those teams.=

    They are in an entirely different NFL, the one that ended after week 18. Kills me, but I did enjoy the erin rogers futility and the packers losing.

    Last night’s game though? That was something to watch.


  17. - Captain Obvious - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:49 am:

    Amalia - You can take solace in the fact that had the Bears taken Mahomes, he would not have become Mahomes, and the team would still not have been successful. This is a totally inept organization


  18. - Bruce( no not him) - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:49 am:

    Oops. That was me at 9:49


  19. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:50 am:

    ===Bears could have had Mahomes===

    They woulda just ruined him.


  20. - Flyin' Elvis'-Utah Chapter - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:51 am:

    “an entirely different NFL”

    The NFC North and East are garbage divisions where above .500 will guarantee the championship…

    Where you will then be exposed in the playoffs.


  21. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 9:54 am:

    ===Oops. That was me===

    Oops. I already deleted it.


  22. - NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:02 am:

    Nice dig at the Pack by the Gov. But he should also do a dig at the Bears and the McCaskeys for their longtime preference of losing or mediocrity at best for the Bears. And say if the Bears don’t get the coaching and GM search right he will threaten to buy out the McCaskeys and own the Bears after he’s Governor.


  23. - NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:03 am:

    ==The NFC North and East are garbage divisions==

    Don’t tell that about the East to Joe Buck, he thinks that division is all that matters in the NFL. Same with Yankees and Red Sox in MLB.


  24. - Unionman - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:04 am:

    The packers should reply, at least we made it to the winter.


  25. - Motambe - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:07 am:

    Great quip! Made me chuckle.


  26. - Amalia - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:19 am:

    @Captain Obvious and Rich Miller, a girl can dream.


  27. - FormerParatrooper - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:19 am:

    Umm, Go Chiefs


  28. - Rudy’s teeth - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:39 am:

    That former Bear Robbie Gould ended the Packers season at Lambeau Field…priceless.


  29. - Excessively Rabid - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:41 am:

    Surprised TheDickButkus on Twitter wasn’t called for taunting.


  30. - Lurker - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 10:54 am:

    The big dream Amilia is that the Bears would have gone and got the best tight end and great receivers for Mahomes.


  31. - Amalia - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 11:11 am:

    @Lurker, oh for a Kelce. or a Gronk. and given that Nagy was the OC for the Chiefs, I guess we assumed that he was a QB guru. Guess that is actually the Chiefs QB coach, Mike Kafka.


  32. - Amalia - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 11:12 am:

    any Bills fans out there? wondering how those folks are doing today. as a neutral that game end was head spinning. for a partisan who lost, it must be devastating.


  33. - hisgirlfriday - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 11:43 am:

    On a non-football note, kudos to Bill Foster and Chuy Garcia signing the bipartisan letter calling on House leaders of both parties to support the ban on stock trading/ownership.

    Would be great if every Illinois member of Congress could get on board.


  34. - Skeptic - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 11:52 am:

    “once again, to think the Bears could have had Mahomes…. ” Patrick Mahomes with the Bears’ O-Line would have been a grease spot on the 15 yard line.


  35. - Chito - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 1:14 pm:

    JB’s social media team bringing the restaurant quality tweets.


  36. - Mister Ed - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 1:40 pm:

    Just found out Grain Belt Express in coming through our county. I am all for cleaner energy but why do they put it above ground? Burying the line would make more sense. On the fence.


  37. - Correcting - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 1:46 pm:

    I’m not a Bills fan per se but was rooting for them against the Chiefs since I get tired of seeing the same team going all the way so many years in a row. It was certainly disappointing but not surprising or “devastating.” There was a lot of chat about changing OT rules on Twitter even from Chiefs fans. Now I’m hoping Joe Burrow can knock the Chiefs out just like Bobby Boucher (also #9) took the Mud Dogs to the Bourbon Bowl in Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy, but I am not going to put money on it. Betting against Mahomes usually does not pay.


  38. - Suburbanon - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 1:54 pm:

    Great line from an AP story about playoff QBs in reference to Rodgers:
    “this was his first playoff loss in the Moderna era”


  39. - TheAardvark - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 2:01 pm:

    ==any Bills fans out there? wondering how those folks are doing today. as a neutral that game end was head spinning. for a partisan who lost, it must be devastating.==

    I am a Bills fan of 30+ years, and honestly, it was the Bills fan experience in a nutshell. And while most of the conversation going around is about the NFL’s overtime rules, there’s no way it should have ever gotten to that point when the “best” defense in the league couldn’t stop the Chiefs from getting in field goal range with 13 seconds remaining.

    Just a new and different way to break our hearts.


  40. - Proud Sucker - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 3:00 pm:

    “===Bears could have had Mahomes===

    They woulda just ruined him.”

    Truth. And Trubisky would have led the Chiefs to, wait for it, no Super Bowls. Google ‘Best North Carolina Quarterbacks’ to see what I mean.


  41. - Tired Teacher - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 4:11 pm:

    Anyone have more info on IRTA lawsuit about CMS underfunding insurance for retirees? I can’t believe we are back in court again. Why can’t those in state offices honor the contractual and constitutional obligations of the state and stop weaseling around. It is disheartening and maddening.


  42. - Amalia - Monday, Jan 24, 22 @ 5:46 pm:

    @TheAardvark, condolences on the loss. break a table anyway. it will ease the pain.


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