Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

We had a very long weekend booked solid with Bunco, meetings, obligations, a baptism and an anniversary sale. Come Sunday night, Dave and I were both ready to crack open a cold beer and watch some football.

Instead of “football,” we watched the Bears. Instead of settling into a relaxing evening, the Bears just dragged the weekend out longer. Wow, what a game.

A couple of weeks ago, following the first fifty plus points game against us, I blogged about being the best at being bad and I compared the Bears to the movie The Perfect Host. I said it was a really bad movie but thoroughly enjoyable. I freely admit it’s a bad movie, but it’s so very very bad, it’s good. Almost, I’d said, but not quite, like the Bears. But then the Bears upped the bad-ante.

Did you watch last night’s game? Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

The Perfect Host came out in 2010 and is described as, “A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.” David Hyde Pierce stars as the title character who hosts a raucous party with lots of guests, laughter, dancing, drinking, frolicking, and, ahem, other activities, and yet—SPOILER ALERT—it’s all in his head! This poor criminal is privy to the antics of David Hyde Pierce as he interacts with… no one.

That’s how I felt about the game last night. As a Bears fan, I see eleven players on the field in white, orange and blue, throwing, running, catching, tackling, fouling, mostly fouling—but I feel like from the Packers perspective, they were alone on the field. How many times did Rodgers shrug, or grin, and throw to an uncovered receiver? As far as he was concerned, other than his teammates, there was no one else at the party.

The same for Jay Cutler.


If the Bears had been home, the comparison would be that much stronger. Even as “guests”, they were The Perfect Host, the best at bad.

So, let’s break this down:
Not only does their game plan suck,
The coaches suck
The players suck
The execution sucks
The morale sucks
They get MORE penalties than any other team.
C’mon, that’s pretty bad.
So bad it’s good?

I’d even go so far as to say the Bears are the BEST!

Two years into a four year contract, they’re not going to get rid of Trestman.
Or Cutler.
I mean, they’d have to get
really bad to do that, right?

Bring on the Vikings…


About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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1 Response to Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  1. Great post, Mary. The preview of The Perfect Host looks terrific. I guess you could say the same about the Bears when they first come onto the field. My sister and brother-in-law were at the game. They had a great time. Course they’re Packer fans.

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