Detroit has for years been a difficult team to root against. They’ve sort of been lovable losers. But then…they hired…this prick.
Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?
I always like the Chicago Bears…
…and it’s time for this team to play like they are top of the NFC North table. That means burying the Lions at home. Thanksgiving, in their building, is always a difficult game. This is at Soldier Field, with Detroit coming off two miserable performances. Good teams don’t lose this game. Hell, mediocre teams don’t lose this game either.
The Game Sonnet
In football exists a team called ‘da Bears
Who play beside the greatest of great lakes
Those who do not love them are hapless squares
Mindless joy killers in sea of flakes
Their quarterback is a vigorous stag
Born in an Ohio town called Mentor
He’s more than half human and no part nag
But he plays with the zeal of a centaur
Cometh the Lions to challenge these Bears
Their ill-bearded, unkempt leader in tow
Sweet, sweet victory will never be theirs
One must wonder how it is they don’t know
Oh! To be a fan of the pride and joy
Serving with grace the folk of Illinois
Why the Bears Will Win…
- When Dave Birkett of the Free-Press can write a paragraph like this, you know things are not going well: “Of the Vikings’ 10 sacks Sunday, I’d attribute five of them to poor play on the offensive line. Two of the remaining five sacks were coverage sacks, an eighth was due to a mix-up by a Lions wide receiver, the ninth came on a cornerback blitz when Matthew Stafford or someone on the offensive line didn’t set the protection right, and the last sack was a result of Stafford simply not pulling the trigger when he had someone who appeared to be open downfield.” (Read the whole piece, breaking down each sack, by CLICKING HERE.) Needless to say, if there was a game ripe for Khalil Mack’s return, this is it. And Mack…is back.