Los Osos de Chicago entered their week 9 bye week with a DAZZLING record of 2-6, good for last place in the division and an earlier than usual bout of “should they tank the rest of the season or not” debate. Just like last year, this team is TERRIBLE without Jay Cutler and capable of outperforming expectations with him. Also just like last year, the same fans that have experienced talking themselves into the likes of Shane Matthews and Steve Stenstrom as legitimate options under center continue to believe that Jay Cutler sucks and they’d be better off with virtually anyone else, not withstanding the evidence of what happens when the likes of Caleb Hanie, Brian Hoyer, or Matt Fucking Barkley trades clipboard for action. In the 2016 Preview Post, I posited that the Bears were a terrible team that could possibly feast on the AFC South to eke out a 7-9 or, if they got really lucky, an 8-8 record. Since then they been battered by injuries, including losing the aforementioned Cutler for an extended period of time due to a thumb injury, lost to the freaking JAGURAS at home, and still could win between zero and five of their remaining games based on shitty schedule, the unexpected awesomeness of Jordan Howard, and a team that looks halfway cromulent when the O Line gives Jay time and the pass rush masquerades the porous defensive secondary. Of course, the fan base had already turned on Cutler to the point of no return, and John Fox is still working under the mistaken assumption that he has years to turn around the ship, let alone a leader to help him captain it. In short, this team is shitty and can’t compete this season.
But none of that matters because the Cubs won the World Series!
Theo is having a drunk interview night for the ages. pic.twitter.com/R5mzZtprY8
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) November 3, 2016
Fuck you, Lebron!
The parade starts shortly, feel free to kill your productivity watching it LIVE here: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/watch-chicago-cubs-world-series-parade-friday-live-399898941.html
We are not allowed to complain about anything for a little while, including Da Bears.
This concludes your Bears Bye Week Update.