SEE WHAT HAPPENS? (That’s a link to the work-safe version of a clip from my favorite movie. It’s the sanitized, ridiculous, television version of the scene.)
After watching the Minnesota Vikings dismantle the Arizona Cardinals today, I’d like to stand over the 2008 Chicago Bears with a crowbar, yelling repeatedly “SEE WHAT HAPPENS? SEE WHAT HAPPENS when you commit stupid penalties in a loss to the Buccaneers?
SEE WHAT HAPPENS? See what happens when you squib kick and allow the Falcons to complete one pass and kick a field goal to beat you?
SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED? The Bears allowed the suddenly hot Vikings to control their destiny and the Bears playoff chances. Now Minnesota needs to lose their last two games, and the Bears have to win both of theirs to make the playoffs.
Regardless of what happens, and I do not think the Bears now have a chance to get in, the Bears controlled their fate, blew it, and have no one to blame but themselves.
Did you see Larry smirking from the window in that clip? That’s the Vikings. I’m Jeff Lebowski, wondering how this all happened. And I think the 2008 Bears are the 1973 Torino that eventually gets trashed.