Saturday, January 12, 2008

Denial Is Not A Vision, Hope Is Not A Plan

The Pursuit has been pretty quiet this year on the pro football front. Last year I posted my picks, had lovely pics of beautiful cheerleading gals, and celebrated the Bear's unlikely romp through the NFC all the way to the Superbowl.

This year was quite different. Following last year's debacle in Miami against a real championship team, the Indianapolis Colts, the Bears somehow allowed an embarrasing loss to an obviously superior team to fill the entire Chicago organization with an epocal level of hubris. Solid players were traded, successful assistant coaches fired and the team's unwarranted confidence in a talented, yet fatally stupid, quaterback was reinforced.

Unsurprisingly, the 2007 season started with a loss and finished in disaster. I won't dwell on the facts here, but I did think that looking at the post season interview with the Bear's feckless GM, Jerry Angelo would be informative. I've linked to the article above, and as one read's Angelo's words it becomes painfully clear that not much is going to change. The article is filled with sentences that begin with fragments like "we still believe", and "we hope".

Well Jer, I gotta tell ya, after reading this latest excercise in wishful thinking I have only one thing to say to you sir:

Denial is not a vision, and hope is not a plan.

Get to work pal, or you will continue to make this post seem precient.

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