The Chicago Bears did not play particularly well against the Carolina Panthers until the fourth quarter on Sunday. A game that many expected to be a rout looked like a sure upset through the first three quarters. Chicago trailed 13-7 at halftime after playing particularly poorly on offense, and the fans let them hear it on their way into the locker room. This did not please Jay Cutler.
The consensus on Twitter was that Cutler looked up at the stands and said, “F***in fans, I swear to God.” The Bears were still in the game, but the fans were clearly frustrated after six first-half sacks, two fumbles and one interception. After the game, Cutler said he didn’t blame them.
“I’d boo us too, … It was a boo-worthy performance,” Cutler said according to the Chicago Tribune. “It was pathetic offensively what we put out there offensively. We’ve got to get better. We know that, our fans know that. Luckily enough, we got out of there with a win.”
The fact that Bears fans have gotten to the point where they are ready to start burning Jay Cutler’s jersey is not a surprise. Cutler was awful in an embarrassing loss to the Packers last week and played poorly again in Chicago’s win over the Rams on Sunday. What is somewhat surprising, however, is seeing a fellow Chicago sports legend partake in the festivities.
According to TMZ.com, the video you see above was taken inside Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap in Downtown Chicago. While it is nearly impossible to make out, the man holding the burning paper that is setting fire to Cutler’s jersey is supposedly former Chicago Blackhawk Chris Chelios. People in the bar are clearly chanting Chelios’ name, which makes it easier to believe.
I’ve seen this video several times and cannot stop laughing at it. Some female Bears fan decided she would try out the sturdy, secure, and top-of-the-line quality stripper pole that one can only find at a tailgate. After receiving a boost and some assistance by a dude managing the thing, she tried spinning around and forgot the all-important aspect of pole dancing: always hold onto the pole.
This girl seemed to be either a) drunk b) lacking the physical strength to maneuver on the pole or c) all of the above.
Either way, the result was definitely a win for the Internet.
Believe me, I love sports just as much as the next guy. Sports are my livelihood, but that doesn’t mean I don’t find it completely hilarious when a person can’t distinguish the line between fandom and reality. That’s not to say that sports aren’t reality, as we have all been through plenty of ups and downs with our favorite teams to know that they are. What I’m trying to say is…actually, just read this post that a landlord in Green Bay recently wrote on The Landlord Protection Agency website and you’ll probably know what I mean.
I know you guys will laugh and call me a “troll”, but here’s my very real situation.
I own a home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. My job took me down Lake Michigan a ways towards Milwaukee, but I do plan on living back in Green Bay when I retire in a few years, so I am renting the place out as I do not want to sell it. As you can imagine, people are VERY fanatic about the Green Bay Packers there. My new tenants lied to me on my application and are actually Chicago Bears fans! They have made this known by putting out Bears crap all over the front lawn (flags, lawn gnomes, placemats, etc.). This has pissed off my neighbors something fierce as they do not want to live next to such blowhards.