Except for that annoying couple minutes up front, what an enjoyable way to spend an NFL Football Sunday. Watching Jay Cutler toss the ball around with a much more balanced offense was kind of an Outer-Bear experience, wasn't it? Bears score 41 in the opener? Colts and whiz kid Luck get 21. Not bad. Packers lose at home against the niners. The Bears could really be sitting early-pretty with a win against Green Bay Thursday.
And then changing channels just in time to catch the end of the Cubs sweeping the Pirates? I've said this too much: I know we're not supposed to care about wins, but damn it just makes for a better day. It's almost weird in that of all the teams out there, I wouldn't mind seeing the Pirates sneak into the playoffs. But I'm pretty sure the Cubs just did the dagger to the heart thing with this sweep.
I'm out of here on vacation for a bit, so I'll pre-plan some oldies to put up and see you in a bit.
Well everyone, and I mean EVERYONE that I've talked to is so giddy about the Bears, it's almost impossible not to be. So yeah, I am too. Just, you know...trying not to think about the offensive line. Or Brian Urlacher's knee...
Not even thinking about it.
I wonder sometimes if that hardened, dried crust of coffee in the bottom of my dirty mug is what they make instant coffee out of? Because if I don't wash the mug and just pour some joe, I feel like I'm getting extra flavor, you know? .....
OKAY FORGET IT!
I CAN'T NOT THINK ABOUT IT.
Does Urlacher have to play every down? What's wrong with breaking him in easy today, especially with Aaron Rogers and the freaking Packers next week?
Okay, so GO BEARS. And I'll try to remain calm.
Next, Jeff Samardzija finished off his season last night going all nine to beat the Pirates in Pittsburgh, and that guy deserves nothing but admiration for the way he goes about his biz and what he means to the Chicago Cubs. I'd pick him to be the leader, the captain, the whatever you wanna call him.
Did you see Brett Jackson crash into the left-center wall at PNC Park last night against the Pirates? Oh MAN! It looked kind of okay at first hand impact, but then his knee hit the "padded" part and he WHIPPED around into that chain link part and I hadn't had a hurl reaction to watching baseball in a long time. When Jackson was laying on the ground I was making the erp sounds. He was flying! He was running faster than...if I just jumped off the roof, he was running faster than I'd be falling. And when he hit the fence it would be about like hitting the ground. You're damn right I'd lay there til the paramedics came. What a catch. But hmmm... do you think it was good common sense? Ah whatever. How many exciting moments have happened this year? Not alot, and that was certainly one. And we all know that guys who play with that kinda crazy heart usually find a home in our Cub Fan hearts in a hurry.
The day before if you'd have said, "I bet the Cubs and Travis Wood will beat AJ Burnett and the Pirtates by 10 runs tomorrow," I'd have lost all my money. How in the world does a team with playoff aspirations suddenly make 7 errors in one game? What is the Pirates' word for "cubbery"? Just incredible.
There are only 24 more Cub games left in 2012. I'll be glad when this season's in the rear view, but I'll hate it when the Cubs are gone, too. Whoa, having a minor panic attack. Okay.
Lastly, a SUPER COOL reader sent me a link to the most AWESOME COMMERCIAL EVER THAT I'VE TALKED ABOUT FOREVER AND COULDN'T FIND FOREVER... The 80's Tru-Link fence spot with Andre Dawson...
Thank you so much for finding it and putting on You Tube!
is a sports and art blog following the Chicago Cubs with cartoons, gifs, animations, and illustrations by Chicago artist Tim Souers.
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