I love Robbie Gould.
Not even kidding - he's been sort of the one thing that wasn't broken on the Bears since he came up in '05.
Yesterday he obviously had his worst day ever.
Of course the idea of the Bears getting in the playoffs was just a teeny glimmer, but it was definitely making this winter more exciting, wasn't it?
Then the Bears lost to the worst 49er team in a million years on an absolutely revolting bomb from a guy named Blaine Gabbert, along with gigantic defensive lapses allowing that same guy to run 44 yards and score that way, too. Add in a Jay Cutler interception that was returned for 6 and you've got a perfect storm for suck.
And yet it'll be Gould's missed field goal with seconds remaining in regulation that we'll all remember, made worse because he'd already missed a 40something try earlier.
on Thanksgiving, I said to anyone who would listen that the Bears could lose the rest of the season and I'd still be happy with that fanTASTic win over Green Bay, and I sorta got to stick with that.
The Bears hadn't been responsible for a week-long good mood in a real long time.
Here's hoping Gould can get his head back on right before the end of the year because next year, you know... there's kind of some hope.
Okay, enough of that.
Today is the beginning of the Winter Meetings and the rumors are that it's gonna be a trade-fest.
Is James Shields gonna come to Chicago?
I don't know.
Nobody knows anything yet.
So just keep your various trade rumor alerts on your phones and try to be the first person in the hall to yell out what happened.
Lastly, we lived in Hawaii for 3 years, my dad stationed at Hickam.
This is somebody you know before they developed an irrational fear of being eaten by a shark.
Today is Pearl Harbor Day.
Stop and think about that for a moment.