Chicago Bears Deserve Respect, Whether They Like It or Not

November 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The team that thrived on the lack of respect it has received will just have to live with some.
Throughout coach Lovie Smith's tenure, the Bears have had the us-against-the-world mentality. This year in particular they've been able to take the lack of respect mantra even further than Rodney Dangerfield did.
There can be no doubt about the legitimacy of the Bears' playoff or even Super Bowl candidacy following a 31-26 win over Philadelphia and Michael Vick. The final score came nowhere near indicating the severity of the beating the Bears dished out to an Eagles team being hailed as the league's best ever since its 59-28 beating of the moribund Washington Redskins.
Before the Bears chased Vick out of Dodge Sunday, they had usually been voted the team most likely to fall by the wayside when Howie, Terry, Jimmy, Boomer, Bill Cowher, Dan Marino, Michael Strahan and their ilk quit playing around on their miniature football fields long enough to talk about the sport.

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