I figure I'm just going to try to enjoy every day of this season.
Seasons like this one are very special.
I've been a fan for a bit over 50 years now. As I reflected on the 32 bad seasons (posted earlier in this thread), it was a "reality check" for me. I know others here sat through those same seasons. There were years where we had only had a few wins. One year we only won 1 game all year.
You didn't come to the games expecting to win. You KNEW we were going to lose. Seriously. You just came to watch a player or two who was solid. Maybe you watched Butkus lay the wood on somebody with a great hit. Or Sayers have some sweet runs. Stuff like that. At the end of the game, you accepted the loss. That was what the Bears did. It was normal. You just tried to think of that great hit Butkus had in the game. Or any "positive" play by a player you liked. But we were losers.
Game after game after game after game. Those were our seasons in those dark years.
For you younger Bears fans, can you imagine sitting through 32 bad years of crap play? Some Seasons where we were the laughingstock of the NFL.
Reflecting on all this reminded me to not get caught up in the minutiae of stuff that really doesn't matter very much. I'm not going to stress over whether or not Martz was a good or bad OC. I'm not going to lay awake at night worrying if Carimi is going to get better (he will). I'm through hating on Webb (he's looking pretty decent now).
I'm just going to enjoy the year. No arguing here over small stuff that doesn't mean squat. No hand wringing over stupid stuff.
We are #1 in the NFC-N.
We're already 5-1.
This defense is #1 in the NFL in scoring points allowed (LINK).
Our offense is #8 in the NFL in points scored per game (LINK). And I don't care how they're figuring this (defense scoring included or not). We're #8 in the NFL. That's all I care about.
We are pretty darned healthy overall too.
Life is good!