I agree with both Dags & Shorty.
One additional point. We all want to rag on the sports journalists (me too) but actually they represent us. The fans. About 99% of these things we talk about here on this messageboard (and Bears fans at the office, work, home talk about) is about what we get through these journalists.
I actually like some of these journalists' stuff.
The players forget sometimes that we fans generate the millions of dollars that make them wealthy. Rich beyond their dreams. Set for life.
I "get it" that some players, like Cutler, don't care about this fact. That's fine. But that doesn't make the journalists or fans the problem here. Often these journalists are right, and often Cutler is the problem (when he's crapped up a game as "Bad Jay" in particular). He gets ticked off and surly.
But hey, part of the game is being accountable to the fans who pay the freight for the NFL to exist - and yes, you need to deal with the journalists.
The classier players understand this.
You see who they are. They are patient with the journalists and fans. They are the guys who give your kid an autograph when it's 98 degrees out, after a brutal training camp workout - while some other players are chauffeured in the golf cart past the fans like they're a bad fart.
The game is here for the fans who pay for the game to exist. I think that fact is forgotten by some prima donnas.
Last edited by JustAnotherBearsFan99; 10-19-2012 at 08:46 AM.
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I liken the image Cutler has portrayed to the media to the one the late great Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams had for the media up in Boston. Williams was a surly type who didn't like interacting with the media and because of this, was denied MVP trophies for each of his two triple crown seasons plus the 1941 season, when he hit .406. Cutler is so similar that it's eery. While he is nowhere near the talent at his craft that Williams was at hitting a baseball, Cutler is definitely a talented quarterback who would be seen in a much more positive light if he would just find a way to get along with the media.
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