I’m a loyal Bulls fan
and I always will be. However, there comes a point where you need to bring your
loyalty into question with the terrible product the front office puts on the
floor year after year with no signs of changing.
The Bulls are going
on year two of being one of the worst teams in the NBA. They started last year
at the very bottom of the power rankings, and now are going on the second year
of Head Coach Jim Boylen’s nonsense. The players are unhappy with him and the
fans hate him, yet the front office does nothing. With all of this going on,
the Bulls are still one of the NBA leaders in attendance.
I’ll always stick
with a team when they’re in the middle of a productive rebuild. The Cubs in the
early 2010’s is a great example of that. The fans believed in their front
office and it was wonderful to see it all come together in 2016. With Gar
Forman and John Paxson at the helm of this Bulls organization, there’s no end
in sight to the failure. I always see demands to fire these two on Twitter, but
they’re still doing their job correctly by bringing in fans. They get fired
when the team loses revenue and when nobody wants to watch the job they’ve done
to build a team. All Bulls fans need to understand this so we can finally see
change for the better for a once respected NBA franchise.
As we enter week 15
of the NFL season, the tone is certainly different in Chicago. The Bears have
won three straight games, and Mitchell Trubisky put on a show last Thursday night
against the Cowboys. People are wondering whether the Bears are back, or if
they’re set to break our hearts at Lambeau Field this Sunday.
To me, it can really
go either way. Roquan Smith was just ruled out for the rest of the season with
a pectoral injury, which is a huge blow for the defense. The Bears need all
hands on deck if they’re going to contain Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the
Green Bay offense. Overall, though, I’m confident the defense is going to make
it a game.
The biggest question comes from the offense. Are they finally finding their groove? The past few games, the Bears have seen rather mediocre defenses, which could give you false hope. I believe they needed those types of games to really find their offensive identity, though. The Bears have a rough schedule coming up as they have the Chiefs and Vikings following the Packers. The offense is finally getting into the end zone frequently, and it’s something fan have missed this season.
The next three games
are all must-wins to keep the Bears’ playoff chances alive, and it really all
comes down to their success on the offensive side and their ability to still
dominate on the defensive side, despite injuries.