Don't get me wrong. I'm a big fan of Steve Rosenbloom, the extraordinaire sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune. I read his brutally frank pieces all the time.
But I think he's crossed the line. Let me be specific. His Bear predictions.
While each of the other 8 guys (sexism IS alive at the Trib) takes his weekly prognostication in earnest, Steve invariably makes, well, a sport of it. In his ursine tea leaves, he always sees a Bear blowout. Until the Cutler concussion, the Bears have been winning, of course. So Steve has been good at picking the winner. It's his 'final scores' I have a problem with.
This past Monday he had the Bears slaughtering the 49ers 42-9. We all know what happened. Rosenbloom was only 58 points off!
OK, he's making a mockery of the whole process. I get his drift. But listen, Steve, the faithful need you to treat them with respect. Football to them is a way of life. No one wants his life to be trivialized or even worse, exposed for what it really is: a silly waste of time.
Get with, Steve. That's why you're writing about sports. Otherwise, you would be center stage on the op-ed page crafting a lacerating lampoon about the players of the real games that matter: the ones in Congress and in the White House.
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