The 2011 Chicago Bears made me feel pretty Bearsick, and perhaps somebody should take this Bearsick Bag idea and run with it.
Not kidding, go ahead and do it, someone.
They had the nice run and got everybody's hopes all sky high, then the injuries and lack of depth exposure.
I would imagine that Caleb Hanie doesn't work in this league any more.
Sad because he seemed like such a nice guy, but at least the Bears gave a QB job to a nice gym teacher. Jerry Angelo should feel good about the Josh McCown story.
So I'm watching the game yesterday, feeling Bearsick as I watched Jared Allen and the Viking D-Line have their way with the Bears O-Line (7 sacks, 3.5 by Jared), when I look up and see Brian Urlacher writhing in pain and holding his knee.
That's when this Bearsick Bag idea happened.
In fact, I thought you could use it as a rating system like you'd see stars rating a movie:
Awful way to end an awful season.
But I'm glad it's over.
Speaking of over, lets talk about 2013.
The end of 2013 should bring big changes to the Chicago sports world.
At the end of 2013, the contracts of Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith expire, as do most of the older big contracts on the Cubs (except of course Alfonso Soriano, who will still be making 18 mil through 2014).
In 2014, one would hope for some big changes with the Bears, and some serious Ws for the Cubs.
Lastly, what is it with Green Bay and quarterbacks?
Is that their offensive system?
Or is it just plain freaking genius drafting.
Who is Matt Flynn, and how did he throw for almost 500 yards against the Lions?
And I could be wrong, but I seem to remember their 3rd string guy Graham Harrell being a huge stud in the pre-season.
Do the Bears even have a 3rd string guy, or would they be looking for high school janitors?