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Chicago Bears: 2009 offseason champs!

by Ricky O'Donnell on July 30, 2009 at 12:05PM


First off, this poll question currently running at the Trib is great.

pickaside.jpgIn other words:

Do you think Jay Cutler is a pussy? Yes or no.

I'm actually surprised Urlacher has 41 percent of the vote. It's hard to remember a superstar who has burned more bridges with the fans. (Maybe The Big Hurt?) And - even Rose included - I don't think an incoming athlete has ever generated more hype than Cutler.

Of course, it wouldn't be Bears season without a stupid controversy like this. Is Bobby Wade telling the truth? Probably, but a) who cares, b) the '85 team was noted for the offense and defense loathing each other.

While this whole thing is hilarious, it's a little unfortunate that Jay C*ntler is grabbing all the headlines. It's taking attention away from something more important: on the eve of training camp, the Bears can finally hoist the trophy of 2009 offseason champs! Step aside, Dan Snyder! Virginia McCaskey has the title now, and she's not giving it back any time soon.

http://www.tremendousupsidepotential.com/img/vmc.jpgShe'd make for a great Batman villain.

Cutler is obviously the jewel of the class. I think it might be the boldest move a Chicago GM has made in my lifetime (Kenny Williams included). Hell, you could probably argue it was one of the biggest trades in NFL history.

But there are others, too.

They signed guard Frank Omiyale just hours into free agency and inserted him at left guard the moment the ink was dry on the contract.

Within two hours of acquiring Cutler, they signed left tackle Orlando Pace with visions of him extending his career like Ruben Brown did when he was cast away as an over-the-hill Pro Bowl performer earlier this decade.

Instead of standing pat with a young linebacker in Nick Roach, the Bears reeled in Pisa Tinoisamoa. They also stepped up to match the contract the Buffalo Bills had on the table for running back Kevin Jones. There was a sense of urgency.


It all adds up to 2009 offseason crown. If the real season is even half as much fun, we're in for a wild ride.





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If Urlacher wasn't such a dumb meatstick with all the antics (Paris Hilton, this, and some other petty crap) we would be talking greatest linebacker ever, but because he is just a big meathead he is now a fringe HOFer, I guess politics in sports really do matter more than we thought, just ask Mike Singletary...

I can understand being short with the media (because they're annoying), but Urlacher is more of a malicious dick to the media... which makes way less sense to me.

Also: being off-season champs rules. I'm sure if it happens more than once, it's not a good thing, but this novelty has not worn off yet.

It reminds me of the Blackhawks last year (and this year?!) or the year the Pats got Moss/A Thomas/Welkahhhhh... or, yes, every Redskins off-season.

How am I not getting kudos for Jay C*ntler? Best thing I've ever thought of, and even too dirty for TUP. No small feat.

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