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A Diehard Bears Fan's Dilemma

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Mike Burzawa

Die hard Bears fan and lead blogger at Bear Goggles On

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The Bears are reporting to training camp and the 2010 season is upon us. For me, it's time to put my cards on the table.  Here's my dilemma, the dilemma of a die hard Bears fan:

Can I root for the Bears while still rooting against Lovie Smith?
 

It's the ultimate paradox - root against the coach that I hate of that very team that I love. 

If you're like me, the outcome of the Bears game determines your mood for Monday. And Tuesday. Maybe lingers into Wednesday.  Who are we kidding? The tone fo the entire week is set by the Bears. 

If they have a great game on Sunday, it makes dragging yourself out of bed a little less painful on Monday morning.  If they lay an egg (and they did plenty last season), you might as well call in sick on Monday.  I live and die with the Bears, which is probably why I'm so hard on them. 

By all accounts, it's playoffs or bust for Lovie.  I want like hell for the Bears to make the playoffs, but if it means that Lovie is gone, could I convince myself to somehow root against a playoff bid for the greater good?  Should I cut off my nose to spite my face?  Sorry, I can't do it. 

Last season when the train went off the tracks, I signed up to write FIRE LOVIE SMITH, and for better or for worse, I will stand my post until Lovie is summarily dismissed and this proud franchise sets a new course to get back to glory but I can't root against my favorite team in the process.

BEAR DOWN!!!

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