I think I’ve stopped crying long enough to discuss the end of the Bears’ season. Here goes.
Once again, only half of the team showed up to play. The bizarre thing was that this time it was the offense. They scored three touchdowns on offense; only the third time all year that happened. However, the vaunted Bears’ defense—which had been compared to the ’85 Bears and ’00 Ravens—did not perform so well. I guess it’s because Carolina kept calling that play where the Bears’ cornerback falls down and leaves the league’s best receiver wide open. Two easy, uncontested touchdowns… Carolina wins, 29-21. Puke.
I don’t know why Ditka chose to have the Bears’ season end this way. It is not my place to question his motives, for he is Ditka. Nonetheless, it was a much better season than I expected. They won their division, they got into the playoffs, they beat Green Bay twice, and Green Bay finished last. Like my father used to say, a 2-14 season is successful if those two wins were against the Packers, and a 17-2 Super Bowl championship season is a failure if those two losses were against the Packers.
The future is promising. Only one starter is up for free agency. The offense should be better next year, assuming Grossman doesn’t shatter. Even if he does, Orton will improve. With an improved offense, the defense should have an easier time. They could probably use another good cornerback… at least, one whose shoes get traction.
I hereby predict that the Chicago Bears will win Super Bowl XLI after going undefeated, untied, and unscored-upon throughout the 2006 season.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 at 9:49 PM.
One Response to “On the end of the Bears’ season.”
- Doctor Hmnahmna Says:
January 17th, 2006 at 10:31 PM
Nope. The Bears will go 18-0-1, with a 0-0 tie. They will score 126 points – for the season. And give up none. 119 of the points will be on defense.
Just win, baby.