Lovie Hurts: The Twists and Turns of Being a Bears Fan These Days

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The hardest part about the Chicago Bears being one win away from the NFC Championship game is that I now have to find storage space for all those pitchforks and torches I was planning on bringing with me to Halas Hall this month.
For all the voices (my own included) who were calling for a management and coaching upheaval in Chicago in August have been quieted and turned into one glorious chorus of Bear Down Chicago Bears.
At the center of the bi-polar nature of the modern day Bears fan is head coach Lovie Smith. After the 2006 season saw the return of the Bears to the Super Bowl for the first time in 21 years, expectations were through the roof. However, immediately following the Colts victory there was trouble in paradise.
Then defensive coordinator Ron Rivera was pushed out for reasons no fan understands, only to be replaced by Bob Babich for the next two seasons. Running back Thomas Jones was traded to the New York Jets to make room for the unproven Cedric Benson. Saf...

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