Andy over at Desipio threw up a solid post today (you will be less impressed when you realize I don't mean that literally) about how the media, especially the media in Chicago, insist that Bears fans don't like Lovie Smith and Jay Cutler. I agree with him on most of his posts. Possibly the only disagreement is that I do think Lovie is especially boneheaded when it comes to challenging. Remember the Redskins game?
Anyway, I have the advantage of looking at this from the outside. I have been living near Phoenix, Arizona for 7+ years now and thankfully don't have to read much of the garbage that the Chicago sports media puts out. The national consensus seems to be that yes, Bears fans want(ed?) Lovie out, and yes, Jay Cutler is a prick that no one in Chicago likes. Let's all just agree that the national media really has no clue what goes through a Chicago Bears fan's head (IRISH CAR BOMBS!!!!) and therefore have no idea how we feel about members of our sports organizations (unless it's Milton Bradley...took a couple reg season months but we hated him). They think we hated Lovie and think we will always hate Jay...because...wait for it...he tends to be a jerk at times.
OK, I have read all of the stories and understand that he can be immature and abrasive. As Andy noted, this is usually the side of Jay that the media sees because he is forced to perform for them and seems to HATE attention. 1+1 still equals 3 right? Of course the media should assume that he acts the same around everyone as he does whenever they are around. In the end, I cannot prove he is a sweetie pie behind closed doors. What I can prove is that another quarterback in the NFC North is a pompous asshole.
Enter Aaron Rodgers. Sure he gives off that field general that all the football media seems to drool over. You know what else he does? This...
Yeah, in that last one you saw him do his DUMBASS championship belt situation to a group of cheerleaders for gaining 9 years and a first down. Hope everyone enjoyed listening to Joe Buck in the background ignoring the taunt and comparing him to Michael Vick between puffs on Rodgers'sss''ss's johnson. I think I am going to leave the little fist pump he tends to do alone. Talking about this stuff is making me ill.
So the point is this. Aaron Rodgers is cocky. Jay Cutler is cocky. Alex Smith is cocky. I mean even Jimmy Clausen is cocky. They all are. Jay Cutler being any different is the product of a media that he often chooses to rebuff. I mean we all can't put on a show for the mic about how awesome are quite like Rodgers did after the Falcons game.
"This probably was my best performance -- the stage we were on, the importance of this game," Rodgers said. "It was a good night."
Yeah, HIS best performance. His receivers and linemen has nothing to do with it.
As a Bears fan we can take solace in knowing, that although Jay Cutler is a jerk to the media and we don't hear much good other the references to a game recap, what we see is what we get on the field and he does everything he can to crush the opposition. We shouldn't ever have to deal with the utter disappoint when the "hero" shits on our floor. How long did it take to clean off that steaming pile dear old Brett left for you Packers fans out there?
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