Drivin' Deez Nuts: Back to the Future


Despite the prior transgressions of these two, I'm ready to move forward and watch some football. Who's with me?

I would like to take this opportunity to springboard off Boomer’s post from yesterday, wishing the preseason a farewell.   But I want to take it back a bit farther.  From the opening snap of the Bears playoff game against the Packers to right now.  It is a time that all Chicago fans, players and front office folks would like to forget.  However, as the saying goes, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Let us take a brief journey through the last eight months.

We endured the pain of Cutler’s knee injury and the Twitter-lash that ensued.  The NFL fell into a lockout, seemingly never to be heard from again.  Then Jay and Kristin Cavallari were to be wed, surely spelling the demise of Cutler, both socially and mentally.  The NFL draft was highlighted by miscommunications and the O-line savior, Gabe Carimi.  Cutler broke off his engagement to KC, but still could not shake scrutiny over his toughness from just about everyone who pays attention to football.  The Soldier Field turf rips at the seams, literally, cancelling family night.  Matt Forte wants more money and considers sitting out the preseason followed by Briggs asking for more money, otherwise he will seek a trade after the season.  Finally, the Bears have a failure to communicate, releasing Chester Taylor, but not really.

Did I miss anything?

Now take a moment to breath.

Now, let’s all move forward.  Watch the game tonight and enjoy watching the possible future of the Bears.  Guys like Sanzenbacher, Addison and Okoye look to be around this year, if not for a while.  I know this final preseason game means little, but when it is over, we can get back to enjoying football once again. 

If I may quote Dr. Emmett Brown, “The future is looking a whole lot better…”

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  • flowermike

    Nice read Deez, but you forgot about Olin, Greg and Danielle.

    As in last year, i’m in a quandry. Obviously, I want the Bears to win, but when they do, they extend management. Remember Dick Jauron and John Shoop? Me too, a smoke and mirrors 13-3 (Mike Brown) season sure looks like Lovies 12-4, yes? Every bounce went our way including Calvin’s TD and no injuries until late January. Jauron infected us another two years, I believe.

    Love the optimism Deez, we’ll see….

  • flowermike

    Nice read Deez, but you forgot about Olin, Greg and Danielle.

    As in last year, i’m in a quandry. Obviously, I want the Bears to win, but when they do, they extend management. Remember Dick Jauron and John Shoop? Me too, a smoke and mirrors 13-3 (Mike Brown) season sure looks like Lovies 12-4, yes? Every bounce went our way including Calvin’s TD and no injuries until late January. Jauron infected us another two years, I believe.

    Love the optimism Deez, we’ll see….

  • Deez

    There’s been so much ridiculousness, sometimes it’s hard to remember everything. Thanks for finishing off the list. You are right about extending management, and I’m definitely not for keeping the guys they have. It’s just hard to root against them for an entire year, hoping things will change next year. I’ll take a Super Bowl win no matter who is in charge. Two of the last four Super Bowl champs had only 10 wins in the regular season, so the best team on paper doesn’t always win. Stranger things have happened. I appreciate the feedback.

  • Deez

    There’s been so much ridiculousness, sometimes it’s hard to remember everything. Thanks for finishing off the list. You are right about extending management, and I’m definitely not for keeping the guys they have. It’s just hard to root against them for an entire year, hoping things will change next year. I’ll take a Super Bowl win no matter who is in charge. Two of the last four Super Bowl champs had only 10 wins in the regular season, so the best team on paper doesn’t always win. Stranger things have happened. I appreciate the feedback.

  • flowermike

    literally canceling family night…. so funny if not true.

    PR disaster, coughed up my coffee reading that.

  • flowermike

    literally canceling family night…. so funny if not true.

    PR disaster, coughed up my coffee reading that.