Not thrilled

November 10, 2020
It was a football frenzy in Chicagoland this weekend as the Bears extended their losing streak to three games and our college teams faced off against more Big 10 foes.
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The GIST: It was a football frenzy in Chicagoland this weekend as the Bears extended their losing streak to three games and our college teams faced off against more Big 10 foes.

🏈Don’t panic?: The Bears were in hibernation for most of their game against the Tennessee Titans yesterday, digging themselves into a 17-point hole heading into the fourth quarter. Thankfully, they woke up just in time to score two touchdowns and a field goal to make the final 24–17 score less embarrassing.

  • The Bears offense hasn’t been able to come up with answers as to why it keeps getting worse. Nothing they’ve tried has produced winning results, and now with three straight losses and tough upcoming opponents, it’s hard not to enter panic mode thinking about the playoff chances of the once 5-1, and now 5-4 Bears.

College recap: While we all know what the Fighting Irish were up to this weekend, let’s catch up with the rest of our Chicagoland college squads. The Northwestern Wildcats keep proving their Top 25 status with another win, this time over the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Wildcats are in a great position in the Big 10 now that Maryland, whom Northwestern beat in the first game of the season, has defeated two Big 10 powerhouses in Penn State and Minnesota.

  • The U of I Illini looked messy in a 41–14 loss to the Minnesota Gophers, helping the Gophers along by giving up over 100 yards (!!!) in penalties. Now at 0-3, it’s looking like this might not be the year of the Illini.

⚽️On the pitch: The Chicago Fire ended regular season play with a 4–3 loss to NYC FC (FC stands for Football Club) yesterday. This “Decision Day” loss sealed them as the 11th seed in the East and knocked them out of the MLS Cup for the third straight season. Womp.

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