It only took six additional weeks, but yesterday the team not only fired their coach, but also the General Manager. The Bears historically don't do this, but keep their coaches through the run of their contracts, if not beyond. And I never recall them firing both the coach and GM at the same time.
There was a moment at the press conference yesterday that got a lot of national attention. It was when team president George McCaskey (grandson of former team owner/coach/and player, the legendary George Halas), said with great emphasis how "pissed off" his 91-year-old mother, Virginia McCasky, daughter of Halas, and still the team's principal owner, was.
By the way, he almost hates the team's quarterback Jay Cutler and wants him gone...
I wrote back: "Methinks your hatred of Jay Cutler has been put in the proper Mr. Sunshine context."
To his credit, he wrote back.
"And we're doomed."
Note: people take their sports seriously in Chicago...