Found November 08, 2011 on Chicago Bears Weblog:
Why is it when I go out on a limb and have faith in my Bears, stating for the record that I believe in them (2006 Super Bowl, 2010 Patriots, 2010 NFC Championship), they go out and lay an egg.  Then when I’m skeptical and just can’t believe they can do it, they pull of a heady win?  Maybe everyone will hope that I publicly state my disbelief. Yes, I had some faith in the fact that the Chicago Bears have for whatever reason matched up well against the Philadelphia Eagles since 2007, especially when Mike Vick is the quarterback.  Yet for the last two weeks the “experts” just couldn’t get off the fact that LeSean McCoy and the Eagles pass rush would be unstoppable.  There was no way Matt Forte would prove himself to be the better running back than McCoy, they said.  Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t argue with them. I’m really proud to be a Bear fan tonight.   For as much as I get frustrated with Lovie Smith’s defense at times, early on in this game I found myself amazed that Smith’s defen
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