All week long all the talk has been about how the Chicago Bears will look without Jay Cutler pouting on the sideline this Sunday. Well, the answer for that will be found once the game starts.
Now learning which John Hughes movie most resembles the 2011 Chicago Bears that, my friends, is an answer that can only be found right here on JBB.
As we always do on the eve of the game we reached out to a great writer to give him our typically unusual questions to help get you ready for Sunday. This week was a real treat as we were able to secure a great editor for one of the best blogs on the net.
Mike Burzawa runs Bear Goggles On which is a good at covering all things Bears as the name would imply. Bears fans are much like Raider fans. We are both diehards that have been there for the highs and lows. As both teams prepare to tangle Sunday we offered Mike 5 of those quirky questions that you can only find here on JBB.
Q: If the Chicago Bears’ 2011 season were a John Hughes flick which film would it most resemble?
A: That question became a lot harder after last Sunday and Jay Cutler’s injury. Before last Sunday, I would have said it was like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Everything was going just the Bears way and like Ferris they were getting away with everything and having a great season. After Cutler’s injury, it seems like it’s going to be more like Planes, Trains and Automobiles because the Bears’ road to the playoffs is like Neal Page and Dell Griffith’s trip home and they’ll need to consider alternate ways to get to the playoffs
Q: Matt Forte has over 200 total yards or Caleb Hanie has more than 200 yards passing: Which is more likely to happen Sunday?
A: I’m hoping for both. Forte has struggled a little bit of late after coming out of gates with a great start to the season and I’m sure the Raiders will be geared up to stop him. Hanie is a bit of a wild card and we don’t know what to expect from him. Can he give a 6-week encore to an impressive (albeit unsuccessful) showing in the NFC Championship game last season?
Q: If Lovie Smith and Hue Jackson were locked in a dark room with only a cell phone and a clipboard who makes it out alive and why?
A: I don’t know, that Wolverine is pretty tough. Oh, you said Hugh Jackson. I thought you said Hugh Jackman. Lovie is the quiet type, but he could hold his own. I don’t know what either would do the cell phone and clip board, but as long as Lovie doesn’t have to use a challenge flag, he’s got a fighting chance.
Q: If Brian Urlacher and Julius Peppers were a wrestling tag team what would their name be and what would be their finishing move?
A: If Urlacher and Peppers were a tag team, they’d be called Salt and Peppers and their finishing move would be called The Deep Dish which would involve the opponent looking like a deep dish pizza after getting smashed by Salt and Peppers.
And finally…the most important question of all…
Q: Chicago Defense/Special Teams: Start or Sit?
A: I know that Devin Hester struggled against the Raiders coverage teams before, but whenever he’s out there, you think he’s going to break one. Plus, Carson Palmer is good for a couple of picks. Start ‘em!