Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) looks on from the sideline during the last seconds of the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 51-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Satire is great because it touches on issues in a comedic way. It provokes thought in a way regular news cannot. The Onion is the most famous satire site around, and in their latest article about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, they nailed all the negative thoughts about the enigmatic quarterback.
This article talks about Phil Emery offering Cutler more money as motivation. This is an accurate demonstration of the Bears front office’s naivety, as they do not understand the concepts of incentivizing . To me, the article is a way of saying there are no more excuses for Cutler being this inconsistent and seemingly apathetic anymore.
Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins (91) tries to sack Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 51-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
"“At press time, sources close to the Bears front office confirmed that the team will be cutting Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte, and Jared Allen in order to clear enough cap space for Cutler’s new salary.”"
This closing line is so funny because it is so true. So often the Bears front office makes questionable, unconventional decisions that generally do not end up paying off. The quotation is obviously an extreme exaggeration because it’s satirical, but it still displays the embarrassment that has often times been the Bears front office.
This article nails the Chicago Bears woes, from front office blunders to quarterback apathy. For me, reading it brought a sense of humor and light to a situation that is not funny in the slightest.