It's always nice to be right. Here's me, writing on Dec. 7:
Other teams are trying to keep their best starting quarterback healthy, while Chicago has arrived in December with a stout record and its best quarterback still waiting to take his first regular season snap in 2005. I wrote an extended post on this subject over at The New Church of Football (reformed), but here's the short version: If the Bears insert a healthy (Rex) Grossman as a starter after this winning streak ends, they'll supercharge their chances of winning the NFC Championship. Even a slight boost in passing performance will pay enormous dividends.
And if Typepad still wasn't hiding the rest of my post on the Bears QB situation (Good and Good Enough), you'd be able to see how I predicted that inserting Grossman would be a huge morale boost for the veterans on the team. Which is exactly what happened last night (Bears 16, Falcons 3)
The best part: Listening to that idiot Joe Theisman (and it used to be pronounced Theeze-man, until the PR department at Notre Dame got him to change it to rhyme with Heisman... which is the cheesiest damn thing I've ever heard) rationalize being so obviously wrong in his pre-game comments about why Lovie Smith shouldn't change starters.
Anyway, congratulations all around: To Lovie Smith and Ron Turner and Jerry Angelo -- thank you for handling this with class and respect; To Kyle Orton -- thank you for saving our season; To Muhsin Muhammad, thank you for speaking out... and then apologizing and being a stand-up guy; To Olin Kreutz, thank you for stepping in between those two and not breaking somebody's jaw.
And finally, to Rex Grossman: You earned this. Enjoy it.