NFL Should Move Bears/Ravens to Monday

The Baltimore Ravens are competing for a playoff position with half the AFC and Sunday they're favored by double digits to beat the Chicago Bears.  Now, word is out that the Bears may not be able to make it to Baltimore until Sunday morning - giving the Ravens about as significant an advantage as possible.

The NFL - with precedent already set - should move Bears vs. Ravens to Monday evening.  The Dolphins, Jaguars, Jets, Broncos...etc. deserve a Bears side at full strength in Baltimore and the Ravens deserve an opportunity to get their fans to the game.

(Side note: Why in God's name didn't the Bears leave for this game earlier than Friday evening?  The whole world new the snow was coming.  Doesn't anybody working for the Chicago Bears do their job correctly?)

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  • This might end up being the best way they could think of protecting Jay for another week.

  • The Bears airplane broke down.

    I remember reading 'Hammer of the Gods', the Led Zep story. Peter Grant, the giant ex-wrestler who managed them - used to berate the people who maintained the LedZep airplane. It always ran, it always left on time. Led Zep did not like to be late or delayed.

    Fast forward 35 years, and the Bears can't manage the same trick.

    Visions of Virginia dressed up with some Amelia Earhardt flying cap and goggles, firing up some twin engined Beechcraft, saying "all aboard boys"....

    Good God this organization is lame.

  • Reposted from the last blog post:

    I'm curious, what does the possibility of labor (or labour for our friends across the pond) unrest have to do with Lovie Smith's retention as head coach? Mullin just accepts that answer because it's complex and carries the implication that it needs no clarification.

    The two "highly placed" members of the Bears organization simply give that as a reason and Mullin as an idiot mainstream media member questions not! Would it NOT be a better idea for the Bears to invest in Bill Cowher to help ride out the storm and emerge powerful and victorious on the other side?

    ????

    Instead, the Bears are setting themselves up for an EVEN LONGER losing streak. The retention of Lovie Smith will not, NOT, improve this team. So we ride the wave of labor unrest with mediocre management on and off the field and emerge weaker than we were before. Perhaps I'm just rambling and making no sense, but it makes a hell of a lot of sense to me.

    Thanks Moon for your spot-on journalism. Ass.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Here's the skinny:
    1) They fire Lovie at the end of this season.
    2) They pay him $5 million/season for 2 more years
    3) They hire Cowher at, I don't know, $7-8 million/season
    4) There's a lockout
    5) They are then paying $13 million a season for two guys not to coach the team. This doesn't include the contracts of any assistants.
    6) I know its not our money we're talking about, but I think this puts the dollar hit into a little clearer light.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    from chicagobears.com: "They boarded their charter at O

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Al-We are the new Detriot Lions 2009 for stupidity

    BTiff- If we are not pros then we are hos. forfiet tough luck bears you are screwed

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    The Tribune is reporting that "a passenger" on the plane said there were mechanical problems which sounds to me like a good idea for canceling the flight.

    Jeff, and others, how easy do you think it is for United to find a chartered jet on short notice?

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Do you all remember the movie Major League and the way Managment/Owners had them first with a charter plane and then a bus? Just plug in Bears Management and the McC's for this laugh adventure!

    Yes. Al we are a punchline.

    And here it is...

    Your 2009 Chicago Bears..the doorknobs of the NFL... everyone gets a turn

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    NFL.com....

    1.The 49ers beat the snowstorm by one day as they arrived in Philadelphia on Friday night. They held their Saturday walk-through at the Eagles' indoor practice bubble.

    2.Falcons director of new media Daniel Levak posted on his Twitter page: "On the ground in Newark. Pretty smooth landing. Visibility limited ... lots of blowing snow. About to get onto buses."

    3.The Bears' flight from Chicago to Baltimore late Friday night was canceled, leaving the team waiting for an opportunity to take off.

    two professional teams and one pop warner team

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    This is hillarious. Kinda reminds me of lovie throwing the challenge flag wasting a time out because he couldn't believe the outcome of a play only this time he didn't believe the weather forecast and unfortunately there's no flags left in his pocket. The whole country knew this storm was coming except him. Just like the whole country knows he's a bad coach except him. Classic. This is par for the course.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Jeff... no.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    The three letter network is saying that the Bears will be tryin to leave Chi-Town 8:00pm Central Tonight. Lovie is not with them.

    Lovie is at Soldier Field Looking into the Magical Jumbotron(Mirror) ...asking Mirror, Mirror High and Wide who will be the coach to finish in 2009?

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    The Tribune web site is reporting that the Bears have left town. ETA, BWI, about now, 10pm.

    Will the airport be open and will they be able to land or will they be diverted to, oh I don't, let's say Syracuse?

    If they land, can they make to their hotel? Will their rooms be ready? Will their equipment make it to the stadium?

    Gosh, how exciting...

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Our team is embarrassing. My WI and MN friends don't even make fun of us anymore. It's like we don't even exist as a team anymore except for the occasional joke. How much worse can this get?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Well, even the one Baltimore troll on the Internet found his way here...an amazing feat in and of itself. Yeah, that's about as lame as it can get. One would think he'd be busy raping his chickens, but no, he found special time just to come bug us. Fire Lovie already.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    balk, balk, balk

  • Maybe the NFL should have left the game at a 1:00 eastern start. If the Bears don't show up on time.... Forfeit! Then, not only would the Bear fans be upset with our management, so would the Raven fans. The more the merrier?

  • Doesn't anybody working for the Chicago Bears do their job correctly?

    Jeff...This just shows all of us that there is no one at the helm of this Titanic and if so...They are a sleep at the wheel or maybe RT is now the Travel Agent for the team and this is idea of a "Bubble Screen"

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    LOL. Very well put.

  • Today on ESPN RADIO (and I am paraphrasing a bit)...

    John Stashower (SP): The Bears are having trouble getting into Baltimore.

    Chris Mortenson: "Do they even have to PLAY that game? Don't we already know how it's going to turn out?"

    So, it's official.
    Even worse than irrelevent,
    the Bears are now a PUNCHLINE.

  • We are so numb from this team that you are truly wasting your time. It's all just blah, blah, blah, blah at this point to us. Enjoy your 1 and done if your lucky.

  • It's simple really. You can't see a weather forecast if you have your head up your ass.

  • In reply to mikev:

    The 7-day outlook is always the same: shitty with a chance of wind.

  • >(Side note: Why in God's name didn't the Bears leave for this >game earlier than Friday evening? The whole world new the snow >was coming. Doesn't anybody working for the Chicago Bears do >their job correctly?)

    My thought exactly...nothing but a bunch of buffoons from top to bottom. I wish they weren't able to get there at all so this dumbass organization would have had to forfeit the frickin game.

  • In reply to cleansupwell:

    Ok. Time to take a deep breath. With 2 games left how are we going to finsh the season as bears fans? Yes we are pissed but we can be angry with class. I hope these last two weeks give us something to look forward to for next season. I hope this franchise is able to self correct this ships course and I hope it's done sooner than later. I also hope that the Bears win this week and I apologize for mocking our team and it's leadership and I will try to remember that we are In a way all family.

    So here's to my fellow Bears fan, Bear Down and Bear Down with class.

  • In reply to cleansupwell:

    I'm laughing my ass off right now.

    I woke up today to check what time the game would start because of all the rescheduling...to learn that the team isn't even in Baltimore on GAME DAY!

    Hell, I like drama AND comedy. Hope the game IS today...could be memorable with the snow, Bears win or (probably) lose.

    Chicago sportswriters are gonna go apeshit if the Bears get blown out this game....while I continue to laugh my ass off.

    (like another poster said, if SAN FRANCISCO on the other side of the country can land in Philadelphia on time, why not the Bears? Incompetence.)

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    I guess "equipment failure" is really just code for "brain damage."

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bal-sp.ravensscene20dec20,0,3489825.story

    Bears arrived in Baltimore about 11p.m. eastern time Saturday night.

    Hope the Bears' bus doesn't get "equipment failure" (running out of gas?) going to the stadium.

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    I agree that the Bears will be at a disadvantage because of the late flight to Baltimore. Then again this the type of weather that the Bears love so maybe it will become an advantage. The Ravens should win on paper however.

    Baltimore Ravens Blog

  • In reply to RavensBlogger:

    A fan of another team that doesn't come on here and make a fool of themselves. Welcome!!

  • In reply to RavensBlogger:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2009/12/lie-down-chicago-bears.html

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    Mike V (the one who is not in OR) has a point. We are angry, disappointed and disgusted with this team. But they are our team. They are our Chicago Bears. They should get our support at game time no matter how fed up we are with the current team management. They will have mine. If the play like crap, as a fan I reserve the right to yell and scream, but I will still root for them to win.

    This only my opinion of course. We are all fans of this team or would not be on the blog writing about them. Please don't get the idea that I'm calling anybody on this blog out as less a fan for their opinion on this team. I think they suck this year too.

    Yesterday I moved into a new home at the other end of the state. My not so good friends at DirecTV would not allow me to transfer my NFL Sunday Ticket package to this home. The only way to get the remaining 3 games was to pay another 100 bucks for the package, so I paid it. Am I a dumb shit? Yes, probably. Am I a Chicago Bears fan win lose or draw? Absolutely!

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