Just another week in paradise here in Sangamon County, Illinois; I mean, there's nothing going on, right? I have nothing to write about, correct? Not quite. Buckle up...

•As the late Dennis Green once said, "The Bears are who we thought they were...." After three straight losses, and with an offensive line in shambles, a statue-esque quarterback with limited weapons and a running game featuring a fullback and wide receiver, these are the Chicago Bears. What, exactly, is Matt Nagy going to 'change' to make things better? It's a better question for Ryan Pace. The Monday conversations surrounding this team are fascinating - they are what they are!...

•It's amazing to think this, but the Bears can get to 10 wins by sweeping the Vikings and beating the Lions, Texans and Jaguars. They also have two games with the Packers remaining. And no, I'm not pointing that out to try and sugarcoat things. The Bears have to win games 20-17 or 17-14 or 13-10, etc. That's the formula; we don't like it, but you can't change what reality is. The defense has to carry the mail, and then some...

Tony La Russa is back! Jerry Reinsdorf got his man, and now TLR instantly brings expectations and major media attention to the South Side of Chicago. And as controversial as that hire was, some gasoline was thrown on the fire Monday as we found out about TLR's second DUI. What a mess...

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