While we’re on the subject of avoiding the family, Cam Ellis (670 The Score) has some terrific tips on how to chat to people during your Thanksgiving gathering. This is most likely the most essential item you’ll read today, particularly if you’ll be entertaining guests.
While I respectfully beg that you leave your family drama at the door on Thanksgiving morning, the events surrounding the McCaskey family’s crown treasure have been a farce this week. The headline of Jon Greenberg’s column in The Athletic is perfect: “The Bears are the Thanksgiving family you want to avoid.”
In a move that should have been done well before it reportedly went down, Chairman George McCaskey addressed Bears players to deny the Matt Nagy firing report. Nothing like swooping in for damage control after the situation has run wild and out of control.
Mark Potash (Sun-Times) wonders if it’s too little, too late for Bears players to rally around their embattled head coach. Professional athletes love drumming up support via the “Us vs. The World” sentiments. And knowing that this era of Bears football began with many of these prideful players taking to heart bulletin board material others were leaving in 2018, I’m sure there is room for one last gasp. It’s just that it feels like it won’t be enough. Even if it was, it might be too late. It’s just so hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube after it’s been splattered around the countertop.
Matt Nagy vs. Ryan Pace. vs. Ted Phillips vs. George McCaskey in a Fatal Four-Way Steel Cage Match. Virginia Halas McCaskey special guest referee. Who says no?
Here’s a timeline that makes me want to throw my laptop into the lake. When asked about his toe injury, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday that he had “no lingering effects, other than the COVID toe.” As it turns out, COVID Toe is a real condition, leading the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Beaton to write about the very real medical condition that is COVID Toe. On Wednesday, Rodgers came clean and told reporters he didn’t have COVID Toe and that his toe was fractured. And to wrap things up, he called the WSJ’s piece “disinformation” and was asking for an apology from a reporter who didn’t even write it.