Author Archives: Dan from Madison

Bears vs. Lions

What a total shitshow last week.  I do like the progress by Grabowski, however.  The Lions come to town today and I have a bad feeling about this one.

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Bears vs. Slack

The Bears are an astounding 5.5 point favorite at home against the now awful Packers.  I am going to predict a Bear victory today.

It is really amazing how bad the Packers are without a qb.  The whole rest of their team is really awful but I am not telling you anything you don’t already know.  I am just a bit surprised at the extent of their awfulness.  Detroit ragdolled them last week and the Lions aren’t all that nor a bag of chips.

Halfway Point

Well, the Bears have a week off and we are halfway through the season, so it is probably a good time to see what we have cooking so far this year at Halas Hall.

Our defense is, well, improving.  You can certainly see a sense of urgency in the play of Kyle Fuller since this is his contract year.  The line is stout with Hicks leading the way and overall, we seem to be more aggressive and hard hitting.  The loss of Freeman for a while due to his PED bust hurts but honestly we aren’t likely going anywhere soon so in the big picture, who cares.  I am happy to see improvement in any fashion and I don’t think I would get too many arguments on this point.  Elite, no.  Improved, yes.

On offense it has been interesting to see Tittiesss start out this year.  He is making some rookie mistakes, but that is expected.  He does make some great throws and it is cool to see what a fresh arm can do.  The problem is that his line is so bad that he only has one second to work with most of the time and then he is under duress.  A rookie under duress = mistakes.  But he will learn.  The early take I have is that he will be just fine, if we don’t get him killed.

Grabowski has NOBODY to throw the ball to.  I don’t think it will be any secret that the Bears will be using several picks in the next draft on WR’s.  And our O line is, typically, terrible.  Boy do we have running back covered though.  Howard and Cohen are a fantastic tandem.

Special teams have been very Un-special, with several gaffes that have cost us points.  I assume our special teams coach will be looking for work after this year.

Speaking of people getting fired, barring some miraculous finish, I am going to assume Fox and Friends are dead men walking – well, at least Fox himself.  I have a feeling this has all been set up by Pace so he keeps his job (look at our improvement, George, if I just had a real coach blah blah).  But what do I know.  At 3-5 we are sitting better than I thought we would be at this point and if we finish at 7-9 or 8-8, who knows, they might give everyone another shot.

I believe that although we still have so much work to to, that the overall trend is UP, which is refreshing from past years where we all knew what was going to happen every single game.

Bears vs. Aints

Well, we will soon see if last weeks defensive showing was a fluke or not as Brees is having another career year.

Bears vs. Panthers

Noon on Sunday, like God intended.  We have an honest shot at this one if we can hurt/hassle Cam.

Bears vs. Ravens and Random Story

Well, the Bears travel to that hellhole called Baltimore and Mitch faces another pretty good defense.  Fortunately, the Ravens offense has been “Flaccoed” and can’t get out of their own way.  Right now the Bears are getting 6.5 from Vegas and I will come out and say we will cover.

On a side note, I was in Houston last week on business and as usual the talk turns eventually to football.  I always get mocked for my Bears leanings, however this time I had something different to say.  This time I was able to say that at least we have a slight, tiny ray of light to be excited about.  Unfortunately for me I had consumed a few cocktails and said it like this:

Well, we still suck but with tittiess on the team we at least have a ray of light coming through the eternal darkness.

The females who were involved in the conversation especially, and everyone else were pretty flummoxed until I showed them the 2nd best tweet of all time on my phone and they all laughed their asses off.   In fact, it brought the house down for a few minutes.

I really should start calling him something else in public, though.

Bears vs. Vikings

Well then!  The Mitchell Trubisky era begins tonight.