Would they still flip the Lions players off or would they be flipping the Bears players off instead? I know how alot of you Bears fans are, as I have in-laws who live in Chicago who love them when they are winning and hate them as soon as they turn the ball over. When they score a touchdown, it's the talk of the playoffs and happy times. When they start struggling, all of a sudden the Bears suck and Lovie needs to be fired. That's just how they are, they are extremely fickle about their team. Had Calvin Johnson got the call, I honestly believe that Lovie Smith would be worried for the mentioning of getting the axe would be heating up. It's bound to happen anyways, as soon as the smallest hiccup occurs, the Chicago media and it's fans will be right there calling for Jerry Angelo and Smith's head. Maybe it's just because they have higher expectations for their team, probably because of that wonderful 2006-2007 Superbowl run. Maybe it's because they gave up the farm for Jay Cutler and Julius Peppers and expect better because of those acquisitions particularly. As a Lion's fan on the outside looking in, I think it's a little of both really. I'd hate to be Lovie Smith or Jerry Angelo if the Bears do start losing, because it's not exactly like the Bears showed that they are anywhere near the caliber of team they were during that magical Superbowl season. And let's face it, had that ref not call that touchdown catch an incomplete pass, this would be the beginning of the rage that is the Bears fans.
Zack Follet, the starting WLB for the Detroit Lions, says in a tweet that some of the Bears fans flipped the Lions players off as they were getting off of the field last Sunday. That wasn't very nice, but it's not uncommon for fans to do that to opposing teams. The thing that get's me though is, what if the ref actually called it a touchdown?
Good luck against the Cowboys, Lovie and Jerry Angelo. With the Chicago media and it's fans, you're gonna need it!