The Chicago Bears released their 2012 schedule a few hours and this is what we have! I overall like the schedule and the teams we will be facing during the regular season. I think we have a chance, especially with our new roster, to make the playoffs and a run for the Super Bowl. After all, we do have Brandon Marshall, one of the best fucking wide receivers right now! He will be joining Jay Cutler again, they have great history together.
The new jerseys are done in a classic Bears style. The most notable difference is that the player numbers are on the shoulders instead of the sleeves, allowing for a bigger George Halas logo on the sleeves. The jerseys are more fitted than in the past, but that is as far as the obvious visual changes go. Other changes to the uniforms include a lighter belt ring, and numbers that are sewn into the fabric as opposed to sewn on to the jerseys, allowing for a more lightweight uniform.
Brian Urlacher was sent as a representative to check out the new uniform and tweeted this photo to everyone.
While the uniform does not mean a whole lot to me and I am sure others, I would rather the Bears play better as they have been and dominate. I think the new players we have recently acquired such as a new WR Brandon Marshall will help us out a lot and hopefully get us to another Super Bowl!
But with that said I absolutely love and dig the new glove design (top right image).
Brian Urlacher, Linebacker for the Bears, also tweeted about the new uniform stating:
Brian Urlacher: “new jerseys are sweet…Classic Chicago Bears look.”
Well after today’s disappointing loss to the Broncos; or rather Team Tebow depending on how you want to look at it, there goes the rest of the season for us Bears fans. We should have easily won this game 10-7 if it was not for Marion Barber’s fucking screw up in the 4th quarter running too close to the sideline for the Bronco’s to push him out of bounds to stop the clock. Then he further cost us the game in overtime when a Bronco player force fumbled the ball on him while he was carrying it to what could have been some great yardage.
It all started to go downhill for the Bears after we lost Cutler and especially when we lost Knox due to their injuries. We were having a pretty good season when Cutler was playing great along with Knox and others while we had a 5 win streak going until the injuries to them.
Hanie has not been able to play as great as the Bears team and us fans have hoped for. Though do not let it sound like this is all Hanie’s fault, because it is not just his. Plus you need to know, as most do already, this is his first time playing with exception to the last game in the 2011 season and starting in the NFL. He did not have enough time to prepare for this and I wish we would have had another Quarterback to fall on and use. If you want to blame anyone, as most do, I would probably start with the coaches such as Lovie Smith and Mike Martz.
Well anyways, as always a Bears fan, I can only hope that the 2012-13 season will be much better for us.
Normally I would not even write a post or even announce that I am leaving some sort of site, especially some new site that has only barely even been popular nor around long. But I felt as if I really needed to write such a post.
If you have not heard of Fanvibe, which I guarantee 99.9% of you have not, then just to give you a brief information on them, they are a sport check-in service. This is exactly like how Foursquare and Gowalla are, expect you do not have to be at the game to check-in.
I have been using them for the last few months, I was excited to keep using them still too since the NFL was just starting up it’s regular season and their pre-season had been going on. Prior, I was waiting for it to start as well as the NBA season later on. But up until this past week, that will never happen again. If I had the time, I would actually start my own service as such, and do what Fanvibe did wrong as well as alienate their users. It is too bad I have no time for that at this moment.
They changed something this week that was incredibly stupid of them, which I am sure Art Chang had most to do with this change. They normally have questions during a specific game for an extra XX amount of points. Not a crazy amount, until this week, they changed it to the thousands. One of these questions even led to 9,000 points for you, if answered correctly. Now remember, you must be actively viewing this game to even catch these questions and answer them in a specific time. I did not get to participate in this, nor was there any type of announcement or notice in their (shitty, annoying) daily newsletter either.
But the reason I left because of this, is because they changed nothing else at all on the site in relation to points. If you are going to make such a changes to the points then you need to adjust the points given everywhere else as well so people that are not able to catch the change and/or participate at that time have a chance as well to play the game fairly and earn such a high amount of points too. Be it by new ways of earning points (not going to give out suggestions) or making properly picked games 1,000 points instead of 10 points to whatever you need to do.
I ended up also getting into long arguing discussions with them, what is quite sad and shows how much of a poor team they were to begin with. I do not see this website lasting long while continuing the way they are.