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…Chicago Bears, bear down!

What is up? I know it’s been a while since I rapped at ya, but things have been pretty hectic around the ol’ B-rent residence.

Honestly, not a whole lot has been going on of note until recently. Some little things here and there, so here’s an update:

I went to the Bears-Packers game at Soldier Field on Sunday, which totally great, as well as fricking freezing, Mr. Bigglesworth. Pictures HERE. Yeah, the Pack got their asses kicked. The Chicago fans, however, seem to forget that Green Bay has been the kicker, not the kickee, for the last 11 years. I was rooting for the Bears, anyway, since this season is basically over. We had another Packers fan in our row, and he just kept chanting “REGGIE BUSH! REGGIE BUSH!” every time we screwed up.

At this point, though, a Bears win is better than a Packers win. With every loss, Green Bay creeps closer to that #1 draft pick, be it Bush, Leinert or Young, if he comes out. At this point, it’s time for Mike Sherman to think about the future, even if he won’t be a part of it. I know we can’t just forfeit our last four games, but at this point, what are we playing for? Respect? Pride? The best record we can finish with is 6-10. No one will respect that, and we shouldn’t by any means be proud of it. I think more likely we’ll finish 4-12, with wins against Baltimore and Detroit, and losses to Chicago and Seattle. Does that put us in the USC sweepstakes? Probably. Baltimore, Houston, San Francisco, Tennessee and the NY Jets are all down there too.

So what do we do? Keep playing, but don’t pretend like you’re fighting for honor. Let Favre play the first half of the games, and put in Rodgers in for the second. We have to know if he can be the quarterback he’s expected to be, or if we have a Joey Harrington on our hands. Also, Favre should start thinking about next year now. Let the management know what you’re going to do, so they can start planning accordingly. If Sherman’s going to get fired, and Brett’s gonna retire, so be it. Just let us know. If Sherman’s going to stay, or we’re going to hire Mariucci, fine. Just let us know. We all know this season is over, so don’t pretend like you’re not thinking about next year. You are. Play every rookie you have. Sit any veteran with a nagging injury. Look towards 2006, because 2005 is over.

Memo to the Bears: get an offense. I know you’re on an 8-game winning streak, and Thomas Jones just crossed 1,000 yards rushing, but you’re not fooling anyone. The Bears are the Ravens of the NFC: All defense, little offense, and an anemic quarterback situation. The difference is that the Ravens won a Super Bowl. The Bears will not.

So anyway, Jet and I had a good time. She froze more than I did, since I was wearing at least two of every article of clothing. I learned my lesson the hard way, so I was well insulated. Jet’s shoes were not up to the task, so she ending up wrapping her feet in her scarf, and putting all four hand warmer packets in the bundle. Hilarious. Driving wasn’t too bad, since it was Sunday morning. Traffic was actually pretty light going in, and we found a $10 garage on 8th & State, about 1 ½ to 2 miles from Soldier Field. We weren’t going to get any closer without paying $35 to park in the stadium lots, so I think we did okay. The only problem was getting out. Oh, and also finding the garage we parked in. I led us in a giant circle for about a half hour before we finally found it. Tee hee. A good time was had by all, except for the Packers. They probably didn’t have fun.

Work is in full Christmas swing, what with the decorations and lights and stockings and all. Business has definitely picked up, to paraphrase good ol’ JR, and we are kicking the crap out of our district in the Gift card contest. Our goal is to sell $4,000 by Christmas Eve, and if we do, I get a trip to Las Vegas. The rest of the team gets… to bask in the glow of my trip to Vegas. I suppose there is a chance for us to win some portable DVD players, but it’s just a chance. It’d be nice if there was a more tangible reward out there for the GSRs and Shift Leaders. I’ll have to come up with something. We need about $1600 more to meet that goal, and I think we’ll get there. I’ve already got the voicemail planned out for Jim when we beat it, so I can let him know I drink SoCo/cranberry, since he said he’s buy the drinks on the plane. I just hope some other stores do well, or else I’ll be going with just Jim. Wouldn’t be the end of the world, but I’d like some other SDs to go, to put forth a good showing for Milwaukee. Except you-know-who, who I hope enjoys losing, since I’ve made it my personal goal to beat that particular store in every contest ever. Suck on that.

I’ll really try to update more often, as well as post some stories/goings-on from the last month.

BTW, Dracula called, and he’s coming tonight.


Blogger Nellie Bly said...

Brent, we miss thee!!! Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by, I'll be watching yo' blog as well.

Remember Drama Club and the WWF Soundtrack? Those were the days. You and Rick and your passion for that soundtrack inspired me to buy it-- I still have it!

"He's just a sexy boy...
(sexy boy)
I'm not your boy toy..."

HA! Long live The Heartbreak Kid.


P.S. what was your fav track? Maybe it was Double J's anthem, or the Undertaker theme with the Taco Bell?

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