Calm Down! ~ It's just a "job"......
"Jay is our quarterback......we won 4 games with Jay as our quarterback........next question......."
You know what I think I'm beginning to see.....a team that just sees this "game" as merely their "job".
It's what they do. It's ENTERTAINMENT. And Win or Lose, they have done their "job"......whether they left you Cheering ~ or absolutely PISSED OFF Out Of Your Mind (which I also think they find very comical).....they have ENTERTAINED you, which means they have done there "job".
It's what they get paid for......to ENTERTAIN, every Sunday.
As for "why" I think they "find it comical".......I really believe that the FANS are waaaaaaaaaaay more passionate about this sport, then the players are. Like I said.....to "them"......it's a freakin' JOB ~ that's all.
There's no "rivalry" between the players themselves. They're all PROFESSIONALS....paid to also maintain an IMAGE. The IMAGE of some ridiculous "rivalry" between teams.
A "rivalry" that most of their close friends are part of. They all went to College together. They've all played against each other for YEARS....and completely R-E-S-P-E-C-T each others talents.
A lot of them were even ON the same teams together...in the same schools.
When they're "in town" ~ They have dinner together the night before a game. They go out and probably have a few drinks together, and laugh, and discuss the "good ole days".....and their favorite professors, and "the chick that gave everyone bj's at Bobby's party that night......." yada yada....
They laugh off us fools with these petty "rivalries". To them, it's a total joke.
To us, however,......we work hard all week. We barely make enough to survive on. Miss a single day's pay ~ and your screwed and behind on your bills for weeks.....perhaps even months. But, it's Sunday! Time to drink a few Cold Ones with friends, that all share the same boat, and forget if even for just a few hours....all about life.
It's time to ROOT for our favorite team! And watch someone get there ass kicked!
Which is why it's so disappointing to us all, that work so hard, with very little else to look forward to.
Most of us would LOVE for our "team" to WIN! But, to at least SHOW UP and put up a good fight would be acceptable.
Hell....as BEARS Fans, I believe that most would welcome even"mediocre" as acceptable. (Not ME of course..... :lol-027: ~ I really WANT to see Blood and Guts out there!....and NOT those of our beloved BEARS! :4_2_109v:)
To the BEARS (and I would imagine MOST teams), this is just a "job".
I see it in the interviews after a game, and a BIG loss. They really don't "care" as much as we do.
Urlacher, yesterday, saying something like "yeah, well....we're still a good team. And we did some "good things" out there......."
And Pepper's saying something to the effect of "Hey.....we're the Defense. We're DOING "our job". We're holding these teams to very few points. It's not OUR job to "put numbers on the board"."
Of course not.
It's merely their job to ENTERTAIN.
Then, take a shower....talk some Homerism Bull Shit to the media as to why we should all STILL believe.
Because as long as we all "believe"......they STILL have a job.
...and their Ferrari's, and their 3 MILLION DOLLAR HOMES in Lake Forrest, and women falling at every opportunity to drop to their knees (LOL).
It's just a job. That's all.
They must see the rest of us "FANS" as quite pathetic with Nothing Else Better To Do With Our Lives.
......... :sinister: ............... :36_1_42:
To the CHICAGO BEARS Franchise I say .................... :36_12_2: