Oddly I happened to catch a conversation between host David Kaplan, an unabashed Chicago sports fan, and Yahoo Sports writer Charles Robinson on WGN last night. Kaplan says he’s a huge fan of Robinson and has him on the show every chance he gets.
Kaplan opened up by asking Robinson what he thought the Vegas line on over/under number of wins for the Bears in 2009 is. Robinson confidently answered “7″. My mouth dropped, then dropped further when Kaplan stated the latest line is 8.5.
I find this hard to believe that the Vegas oddsmakers actually think the Bears will probably only win 8 or 9 games in 2009. But Robinson certainly doesn’t. He spent at least 20 minutes with Kaplan picking apart the Bears and laying his case for a very disappointing season. “Clearly they will be the most disappointing team in the NFL,” he said. Robinson doesn’t believe the defense will return to dominance, that Tommie Harris is capable of playing at a high level again, or that the acquisition of Jay Cutler is enough to offset all the negatives with the Bears.
Local guy Kaplan tried to joust with Robinson about it, but ended up saying “Vegas knows what they’re doing, and if they think this then the Bears will probably disappoint.” (Note to Kap, I’m quite sure that Vegas has been wrong in the past.)
Wow, I was roasted publically for thinking the Bears would only win 7 games last year. What does everyone think about this guy’s opinion? Personally I see no way the Bears win 7 games, unless half the team including Cutler go down early in the season.