As a long time Chicago Bear fan, I would like to issue a memo to Bears fans.
The memo reads: "Dear Meatball Bears fans, relax."
Not even two full months after the much maligned and ridiculed (by me in particular) Jerry Angelo pulls the strings on perhaps the biggest trade in Chicago Bears history, I read that small pockets of Bears fans are "alienated by Jay Cutler" because he refused to sign 1,000 autographs at Wrigley Field while taking in a Cubs game.
The fact that he can endure an entire Cubs game without vomiting proves he has a great amount of intestinal fortitude and should endear him to Chicago fans forever.
Hey, if he can win on Sundays, he can refuse to sign at Red Lobster after paying with a credit card for all I care.
I can picture who the "small pockets" of Bears fans who are complaining are. They are probably the "fire and passion" group.
You know the ones.
I am talking about the guys that call in to sports talk radio to complain that Lovie doesn't have "the fire" and that they don't believe there is anyone really on the other end of his headset.
They also complain that Brian Urlacher doesn't show an adequate amount of "passion" and that they want him to be "angrier."
Hey, I bet Rex Grossman will sign all of your autographs. He will also fumble the snap from the center and often throw to people wearing jerseys that are not blue and orange (unless that week the Bears are playing the Broncos).
Signing autographs is nice, but a laser-armed franchise quarterback who has yet to reach his prime is better.
Plus, Jay showed the "fire and passion" when he wanted out of Denver.
If that doesn't appease Meatball nation I don't know what will.