I’ve posted comments previously from the editor of Pro Football Weekly, Hub Arkush. I always try to take the high road, but I have mentioned that I dislike how Mr. Arkush talks down to the fans, often prefacing comments with “let me explain this for the fans, because they don’t understand.”
Tonight on the air with WSCR’s Dan Bernstein and Terry Boers, Arkush offered up these comments:
“Whenever the fans talk about the Bears and bad drafting, it always starts with Curtis Enis. They forget that Enis was on his way to being Rookie of the Year in 1998 before he tore up his knee.”
Hub, I realize I’m just a fan (even worse, a fan that is a moronic blogger), but Enis was most certainly not on his way to a Rookie of the Year season. I documented his Bears career way back in 2001 at www.bearshistory.com. Please recall that Enis didn’t start a game until the ninth week of the season, as he was still learning the offense and/or being punished for his holdout. When he finally started that ninth week against the Rams, he tore his left ACL and was never the same. Granted-Enis turned in a few solid performances and did look like he could be a battering ram in the NFL. But he most certainly never was going to better Randy Moss, 1998′s ROY, who had the best receiving season for a rookie in NFL history that season.
“Every fan says the McCaskey’s are cheap when it comes to paying players, but they’re not.”
Hub, please watch the recurring generalizations of “every fan.” I’m sure I have commented here previously, and certainly have on www.bearshistory.com, that since the era of the salary cap and free agency (1993 on), that the Bears organization has always spent to the cap. They’ve just made bad decisions on how to spend the money.
Hub also said he’s confident that Ruben Brown has another year on his contract with the Bears. I knew that he signed a one-year deal last March, but the actual info is pretty easy to find in about 30 seconds by us dumbass fans.
I might listen to Hub more if he wasn’t constantly generalizing and insulting “the fans who just don’t understand.” As long as it continues, I’ll keep documenting it here.
I might actually buy PFW, but I won’t. If I’m a stupid fan that can’t understand anything per Hub I’m certainly not going to pay him to teach me.
I can’t be the only Chicago Bear fan that tires of being called an idiot?
I’m not saying that Hub Arkush is a jerk. But I just typed that there, because in my logs I can see people getting to my site because they have Googled the words Hub Arkush is a jerk. So to those of you that think that, thanks for visiting.
I have to admit, though, that I’ll listen to he and Doug Buffone before I’ll switch over to WBBM and hear more propaganda and positivity about a 5-11 season on the Lovie Smith show.
In the interest of fairness, Hub did mention that his sources indicate that Lovie Buddy Bob Babich could be one-and-done as defensive coordinator, and that injured rookie DE Dan Bazuin was a Lovie Smith selection in the draft.? (Smith pushed hard for Bazuin in the draft room).? So for that information, Hub, thank you.? I’ll believe it when I see it about Babich, being Lovie’s pal.