Too little Bears news. Too much personal commitment. No posts for a month. And if you’re not in the Chicago area, let me tell you we’ve all been closeted in the worst winter we’ve had in a couple decades. Today we’re barely going to reach zero fahrenheit for about the tenth day this winter.
Bears-related headlines for February:
Here’s a list of the top 25 unrestricted free agents in the NFL. I sure would love to have Greg Hardy, Jarius Byrd, Vonte Davis and Alex Mack. But we all know if any free agents from other teams are going to be signed, they’re going to be at the bottom of the top 25 available. And we can’t forget, Greg Hardy being across from Charles Johnson certainly had to have helped his sack stats.
A Detroit sportswriter entertains the notion that the Lions may want to trade Ndamukong Suh. If this were not a fantasyland statement, I’d sure give up the Bears’ first-round pick for him. In his article, the writer notes that it may be better following the Seahawks plan, to (paraphrased) “build a great defense with cheaper late-round picks.” DUHHH…every team would build the best defense in the NFL with cheaper late-round picks if they could. Doesn’t usually happen that way. Takes a lot of draft acumen and LUCK.
Finally, for the sixth time in seven years since the Bears’ 2006 Super Bowl appearance, the team is raising my ticket prices. Even though they’ve made the playoffs a grand total of one time in those years. As I say EVERY YEAR, I know I shouldn’t complain because I’m fortunate enough to have season tickets. And I make the choice to purchase them. But my prices have been going up at least 5% per year almost every year. I’m also fortunate to be employed, but I can tell you in the economy we’ve faced for the last seven years or so, I haven’t received anywhere near a 5% raise during those years. There will be a point when I am priced out of the game, plain and simple. Which sucks. Here’s the statement from the Ministry of Propaganda (chicagobears.com).