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Bears Mon Oct 13 2008


With 11 seconds remaining on the game clock, the bar I work at in Logan Square was erupting with high fives, shouts of "F*ck yeah, Bears!," and more high fives. 11 seconds later, the bar was a sea of despair and bitterness directed at Jason Elam (ATL's kicker who nailed the game-winner as time expired) and the Bears coaching staff for calling such a stupid plan as a squib kick. Seriously? a squib kick? That's how you ice a game in the NFL? The Bears coaching staff gave away a sure-victory after one of NeckBeard's most impressive and heroic drives of his young career. Orton directed an amazing and controlled two-minute drill culminating in a touchdown pass to Rashied Davis with 11 seconds and then -- coaching staff meeting -- "What if we just squib kick it? That'll force the defense to show us that they really want it." "Yeah!" "Great Idea!" "The defense hasn't been trying hard enough! Slackers!" Squib kick, long Matt Ryan completion, field goal. Game. Set. Match. Gnash your teeth, Bears fans. Now is the spring of your discontent.

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