Tuesday, December 23, 2008

HUGE Bears Win!

I was charged up last night after the game. The Bears played a horrible first half and were down 14-3. They were totally dominated and things looked bleak. The second half the Bears made it happen. They got a key turnover at the start of the third quarter that led to a TD and then they let Forte carry them to the game-tying TD.

That final drive in regulation to tie the game was a vintage December drive at Soldier Field. Orton had a tough night and had just thrown an interception on the previous drive. The Bears got the ball at midfield and let Forte and the O-line just do the work. I think Orton had one 4 yard pass on the drive.

The Pack got into field goal range and were lined up to kick a 38-yard field goal, but Alex Brown blocked it. He saved the Bears last night, and he was also the one who saved the Bears against the Eagles on their goal line stand. Those two plays may be what gets them into the playoffs.

The Bears won the toss and drove the ball down for the winning field goal on their first drive. It was a great game for Bears fans.

The Bears go to Houston next week and still have a chance. They need some help, but at least we are in it on the final weekend.

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Been A While

I took a break from blogging after the election because I had a ton of stuff going on. I have had a number of works that are in the process of being published and some papers I have been working on with my Ph.D. students.

The whole bailout mess has kept me busy also.

I am going to try to work my way back into a regular blogging routine because things are calming down a bit, but with the holidays it will likely be tough.

Two thoughts:

1. We need to kill all these bailouts and let the market sort through the mess. The government is wasting our money and our children's money propping up failing private firms.

2. The Chicago Bears need to win out and hope the Vikings stumble in their final two games. Not likely, but hopefully on Monday night when the Bears play the Packers there will still be a chance at the playoffs.