Honestly, I'm tired of the attitude some Bears fans have had for most of the season. For the most part, plenty of Bears fans wrote off the team even before the season started. I expect this type of sentiment from the national media, not Bears fans, the greatest fan base in the NFL. We've heard the all the pessimism countless times this season.
Let's recap what's been said on the radio, in the paper and on blogs:
After the first game against the Lions... the Bears got lucky.
Against the Cowboys... the Cowboys shot themselves in the foot, with their guns still in their
After the Packers... same thing here. The Bears didn't deserve to win
because the Packers committed too many penalties.
Then the flood gates of pessimism were opened after the Giants game and
continued against the Seahawks, Redskins and Bills... Understandably so, but there are plenty of games left in the season for the Bears to turn things around.
Playoffs or no playoffs, the Bears are still going to stink... What kind of Bears fan are you?
I'd hate for them to make the playoffs because that would mean the Bears
are going to surely keep Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo... Barring a catastrophic collapse, the Bears are keeping both.
If the Bears make the playoffs, it wouldn't matter because they won't go
far... You should officially lose your Bears fan card and never get it back.
The Bears will always stink as long as they have Smith and Angelo
running the show and the McCaskey's are too cheap to fire them... McCaskey's are not cheap. They sign their best players to long term contracts, traded for Jay Cutler and signed Julius Peppers.
Did you see what Jerry Jones did in Dallas? He fired Wade Phillips. Why
can't the McCaskey's be like Jones?... You don't want an owner like Jerry
The Vikings owner, Ziggy Wilf, is on the verge of firing Brad Childress.
Why can't the McCaskey's threaten to fire Smith or Angelo?... Childress
has lost the team, players still believe in Smith.
For the Bears to be good again, they need to hire Bill Cowher or John
Gruden... Sure they're both good coaches but as for Cowher, you should
expect the Steelers to win the division for a decade when you play the
Browns and Bengals twice each. Gruden would cost too much and probably want too much control. Besides, look at who the Bears have
picked for their head coaches, first year coaches, including Mike
Will the Bears lose another game this season? Probably. Will they have another bad game? Probably. But if and when they do and before you jump off a bridge, just look at their record and where they are in the playoff race.
Keep in mind that it isn't that important that the Bears play well to win and that they haven't peaked. It's most important that they peak at the right time, at the end of the season, while positioning themselves for a playoff berth in the process.
I'm calling out all the pessimists and haters because they deserve it.
They've been loud all season, so I'm going to be loud right back. Stand
by your team or get the (insert expletive) out.