NFL Against The Spread and Surprises

There were a lot of Bears’ fans who screamed when we didn’t get the GENIUS coach Bruce Arians a few years’ back.  It is hilarious to see not only how crappy and old and salary-cap laden that Arizona team is today but extra funny is that they are 0-5 vs. the spread this year (2-3 overall with some wins against crappy teams in there).  Arizona is the only 0-5 team vs. the spread after five games so far in 2017.

While the Bears are having another terrible season at least they are 3-2 vs. the spread this year… with all 3 home games being close and coming down to the wire (covering) and 2 road blowout losses.  With some bad luck they are 1-4 for the year but at least slightly ahead of degenerate gambler expectations at home.

The team that is defying all expectations is Kansas City.  Not only are they 5-0, they are 5-0 vs. the spread.  The injury gods have spared them so far and they seem to be the class of the NFL.  We will see it is a long way to the end of a 16 game season.

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Bears vs. Vikings

Well then!  The Mitchell Trubisky era begins tonight.

Not The Correct Plan!

So it is official today – the mouth breathers won and Mitchell Trubinsky will be starter for the Bears on Monday Night Football against the Queens.  Sigh.

The optimal plan is to let giraffe neck get killed all year, then bring Grabowski in for the last few meaningless games, and THEN let him start next year.  But I get it.  All of the Bears coaches and GM are on the hot seat and if they don’t win now, they will all get canned.  So what do they care if Trubiskies gets killed?

Tittiess has nobody to throw the ball to, our d sucks, and this team isn’t going anywhere.

Why?  Why can’t we stick to the plan of letting Glennon soak up the punishment!??!  Oh well.  Godspeed, Mitch.  We hardly knew ya.  You never had a chance.

Bears vs. Green Bay Thursday Night

Tonight the Bears are on Thursday night football.  I think it also is streaming across Amazon too.  Dan is out of town and I am in Seahawk country but at least I will get this game on TV.

Wow that game last week was a doozy.  We got some good breaks on defense and special teams, despite that classic epic fail on the lost TD.  I definitely screamed at my TV for that.

I also heard from folks who went to the Bears vs. Steelers that the game was a sh*tshow on the side with the cheap seats and that they ran out of beer and water and the cash stations went dry.  Apparently planning for hot weather is beyond the capabilities of the Bears brain trust.  Oh well.  We don’t expect much up in the nosebleeds.

As for this game, what to hope for?  Our running back Howard seems pretty banged up, but keeps going out for more plays.  The secondary is better than last years’ but we have some injuries and we are facing Rogers so that’s always a bummer.

I am back to the core values of the Bears right now:

  • Smash our opponents. The Packers O line is pretty terrible right now and hopefully that lets us get a lot of hits on the QB.  Take em all and make em count
  • Try not to be a laughingstock.  I know we are playing Giraffe Neck Glennon just because we know this season is already lost but don’t ask him to do anything crazy like throw the ball to a wide receiver or anything.  Just run it or throw it to the running back or tight end and pray for no pick sixes

The seasons is already more promising than my miserable expectations.  We could have won game 1 and we won game 3.  Maybe we will be respectable tonight.  I’m hoping.

Bears vs. Steelers

Hmmm boy.  As of this writing the Bears are 7.5 point dogs at home.  If I were a betting man, I would take the Stillers.

It’s No Coincidence…

These two facts are not unrelated.  I agree with Dan and other sensible fans that it makes sense to leave Glennon in because this season is already lost and we might as well leave in Glennon to get killed rather than start the inevitable process of wearing down Trubisky until he is broken like all Bears QB’s of the modern era.

But I can’t see the Bears dealing well with the continual firestorm of outraged fans who want to see SOME sort of reason for hope; and right now about the only speck of hope is Trubisky.

Bears vs. Bucs

Well, today is the debut of one Tanner Gentry, and let the Tannerpalooza begin!