I went to the Bears/Cardinals game last Sunday.
No matter what, any year going back to the stone ages, if there's one thing you can depend on with the Bears it's a defense that makes the other team wish they'd never showed up.
I was appalled at the sloppy tackling, the lack of a rush and resulting non-coverage in the dbackfield.
But more than anything, not one time did you hear a big hit.
We had really good seats - I guess the club section (is that what they call it?), and in the 4th quarter I walked into the lobby area. Absolutely packed with Bears fans watching the other games on all the giant flatscreens.
Brings me to the point of this post.
I got mad when they came out with the NFL Network. It's probably only 5 bucks a month or something, but I never signed up. And this week I'm GLAD I can't watch another lackluster, uninspired performance by that team with the Bear uniforms on.
One last thing. Hunter Hillenmeyer. He's been one of my favorite Bears for years. Stretching to make a point here, but he is Steve Kerr to Brian Urlacher's Michael and Lance Brigg's Scottie (or vice versa there, depending). To ask Steve Kerr to be Michael ain't fair. Plus, the guy's playing with busted ribs. When he got hurt Sunday, it was in front of us - that was one nasty tangle. Guy behind me said he saw Hunter getting fitted with a flak jacket. Then he was back in. Musta been some amazing painkilling shots plus a tolerance for pain that you and I know nothing about.
Anyway, I admire that guy.
On the other hand, there's Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith.
Don't get me started.
Here's what I'm hearing: when the Cubs get rid of Milton Bradley they're gonna pay a steep price.
Here's what I'm saying: they also know what the cost of keeping him around will be.
See ya, Milton.
And lastly, I cannot do a cartoon of Sammy Sosa any better than the photos floating around of him so, sorry guys.