The Chicago Bears fired both their head coach and general manager on Monday. They are not in a good spot after going 6-11 during their season. Now, the NFL playoffs are underway and the Bears won’t be a part of it. Their bad season really makes you appreciate the Chicago White Sox season that they had in 2021.
For almost 40 years, the Chicago Bears have been the most overrated team in the National Football League. The White Sox haven’t been much better but at least people don’t pretend like they have been better than anybody else.
The Bears’ arrow is pointing straight down and the White Sox’s arrow is steadily climbing up. A bad team like the Bears residing not that far away could give the White Sox the motivation that they need in order to succeed. It is always nice to see the teams in town support each other but it is even cooler to see them learn from one another.
The White Sox, through the Bears in the Matt Nagy era, have been able to see what this city brings when the team is good and when the team is bad. It has been mostly bad which really could make people start to appreciate the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox wants to be completely different from the Chicago Bears.
After about a decade of mediocrity, the White Sox started a true rebuild in 2016. That included some big trades of good players but it was necessary. Not a lot of teams have the guts to tear their organization to the ground and build it back up the right way but that is exactly what the White Sox have done.
Right now is one of the worst eras of Chicago Bears football but we are entering the best period of Chicago White Sox history. In 2020 and 2021, they made the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in the franchise’s existence. We all want the Bears to be good but as mentioned before, they make you feel much better about the Sox.
Like the Bears, there is a lot of talent in the White Sox clubhouse. Unfortunately, the Bears have been unable to get the most of the roster which is sad to see. For right now, we can only hope that the Bears finally make a few smart decisions like the White Sox have.
As for the Sox, they have an extremely bright present and future. They are a team right now that is fun to be a fan of unlike the Bears. The organization should use that as motivation to keep it going for as long as they can so they don’t end up like the Bears.