Implementing the designated hitter in the National League could reverse some downward trends in Major League Baseball.
“March Madness” already spills over into the month of April; let’s not put May in jeopardy by expanding the field for the NCAA Tournament again.
Let the “Peyton Manning Legacy” discussion rage on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as tired of debating Manning’s merits as anyone else is. But if it means I don’t have to talk about the New England Patriots being in the Super Bowl, I’m all for it.
The right team is representing the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl. Yes, even after picking San Francisco 49ers to be my NFC representative since last season when they bowed out against the Ravens, and even after actively cheering for them to beat these same Seahawks on Sunday.
Why? This team has the ‘it’ factor. Point blank.
We can rebuild it. We can make it stronger.
That was the takeaway message I took from Phil Emery and Marc Trestman’s exit press conference.
We can forget Chris Conte’s mishap (good luck finding another team, Chris). We can forget the final 46 seconds that took the Bears from a playoff sleeper to mediocre sob story. What we should be focusing on is this upcoming offseason, which will be the reason the Bears return to playoff contenders instead of pretenders for years to come.
The Bears ruined Christmas...
Don't try to brighten my spirits with the fact that they can still make the playoffs with a win next this Sunday against the Packers. After last night's showing, do you really think this team, especially this "defense" (and I use that term lightly), will do anything against the top tier of the NFC? They'd likely just bow out in an embarrassing first round loss, one that closely resembles last night's.
Perfect, the Bears have brought out my inner Scrooge just in time for the holidays... I tried to be optimistic. I really did. You think I would know better by now.
They even got some awesome early gifts from the Packers and the Lions. And yet they laid an egg of historic proportions against a team that literally had nothing to play for.
Allow me to introduce a hashtag here: #TypicalChicagoSportsMove (except you, Blackhawks. You guys buck the trend. Thank you for that ray of hope.)
Here's a collection of random, depressing thoughts and stats resulting from last night's trouncing at the hands of the Eagles. I'm sure you'll enjoy!
Let's role play for a second.
You're a 30-something year old free agent starting pitcher looking for a job for the 2014 season. A whirlwind of signings have already occurred, yet your name is still firmly planted on the big board of unsigned names.
Perplexed, you take a second to consider why this is happening. You seem to have an above-average track record for nearly a decade at the Major League level. Heck, you've even thrown a no-hitter and have multiple years of playoff experience under your belt.
"Why am I still unemployed?" you ask to the heavens.
And the heavens respond with two simple words: "Masahiro Tanaka."
The name's Joe. Some people call me JoeFlah. Die hard Chicago fan, sans the Sox, through and through. When I'm not injured, I like to lift iron repeatedly. I do way too much research on exercise and nutrition for my own good.