Bears can be successful even without ...

Bears can be successful even without playoffs

There are 64 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 17, 2008, titled Bears can be successful even without playoffs. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Summer seems so long ago. But one memorably hot day in Bourbonnais represents the best place to start any explanation of why the Bears don't have to make the playoffs to make a success out of the 2008 season.

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Houston, TX

#62 Dec 19, 2008
Brendan H wrote:
Always the same with this crowd, might have to go back to ESPN articles. "If you don't win the SuperBowl your season is subpar"... 31 Terrible organizations in football. Last years Patriots? Unacceptably bad. Embarassing team, right? Bears haven't improved in 4 years...except for that 11-5 season and that Superbowl. Last year was pitiful? Our worst season in years, was 7-9. How many teams are lamenting their ability to hit that this year? A winning season is good, post-season is better, post-season advancement and a possible championship is the best.
With your attitudes, their is only one "good" franchise any given year, and all other 31 teams apparently should scrap and start over. a 10-6 finish is very respectable for ANY team in the NFL. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be a competitive sport, it would be something more one-sided, like Madden 09, where you can make your team all you can be and a perfect season is always possible. How dare the Bears ever lose, they must suck.
I would argue that the players and coaches have different expectations than the fans do. The players and coaches would probably expect to win the Super Bowl every year. I don't see anyone on that team calling this a successful season if they don't win the Super Bowl, and certainly if they don't even make the playoffs.

They should have high standards, especially considering their recent Super Bowl appearance.

Duluth, GA

#63 Dec 19, 2008
Saluki Rod wrote:
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Point taken. My point is that heads will not roll at Halas Hall, and there are plenty that need to.
Angelo-He drafted a first rounder with a bad back!
Smith-Enough said.
Ron Turner-Enough said part II....
This is True... Sad but true....

This year I actually thought Turner did a much better job with the O... My issue with turner is when we have a lead we but the brakes on instead of putting our foot on their throat... But maybe thats Lovie butting the brakes on????
EJ from Palatine

Chicago, IL

#64 Dec 19, 2008
Why does Dave wear knee pads? Because he's the HEAD Bear writer. What tripe, this crap is what Cub's fans live off of, I want a Super Bowl victory or nothing!

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#65 Dec 20, 2008
1bearsfan wrote:
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You should definitely stick to Politics. Because you are clueless when it comes to Football! Why you hang out on a Bears web site is hard to understand. Especially since you are not a Bears fan. You seriously need to get a Life. You can add your name to the list of Political Losers!! You and Obama deserve each
other. Are you related to Obama,maybe his brother?? Take Care Fellow Bear fans. BEAR DOWN!! GO BEARS,WE BELIEVE!!
Boy are you one ignornat dou-che! I was going to take it easy on your senior citizen ass because I just figured you were suffering probably voted for Obama but are ashamed to admit it. Liberalism is a mental disorder dou-che.

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