Editor’s note: This post was submitted by HollywoodPsychics as a fun new way to look at the Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman relationship.
In a sport as packed with as many intangible “wild cards” as football, it’s hard to point to any singular statistic to back up a team as a Super Bowl contender at the outset of each season. That said, sometimes, sports fans can look to the heavens for some insight into their favorite team’s chances to achieve gridiron glory. In the case of the 2013-14 Chicago Bears, we’re going to take a look at the team’s past, present, and future using a mix of both Chinese astrology and western Astrology. Let’s go deep, shall we?
Made In Chicago. Born in Decatur… In the Year of the Goat
Founded in 1919 as a “company team,” the former Decatur Staleys were effectively “born” in the Chinese astrological Year of the Goat, although it wasn’t until 1921 when they made their move to the Windy City and in 1922, the team became Da Bears we all know and love.
A sense of camaraderie and a genial disposition are among the chief characteristics of those born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Goat. Classic Bears teams — particularly the 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle-era lineup — exemplified these traits. Despite the array of standout players, the Bears have long-been viewed as a team that functions as such — a team. It’s fitting, considering that those born under the sign of the Goat thrive in more of a group atmosphere than they do when flying solo.
The Winds of Change Come to the Windy City
Times have changed since those mid-’80s halcyon days — and so have the faces beneath the dark blue and orange helmets, This past year has seen some changes on the sideline, too, in terms of just who is clutching the Chicago playbook. The off-season saw the sudden departure of coach Lovie Smith as a result of orders from the Bears’ top brass.
This sudden upheaval fits perfectly with astrological predictions for Chinese zodiac Goats in 2013. According to the forecast for Goats in the (present) Year of the Snake, the year was slated to start with several uncomfortable shifts in the workplace accompanied by some serious tension.
The path for Goats in the Year of the Snake is not an easy one. In fact, it starts off with a bit of an uphill climb. It will take a while for things to settle and 2013 — for Goats and, more importantly, the Bears — will be a proving ground of sorts. Progress will be slow, but will certainly come.
Does this translate into a Super Bowl win — or at least a trip — this year? In all likelihood, it probably won’t. However, the year will lay a firm foundation for the Bears to usher in a new era of dominance.