From the Suicide Pool official homepage…
|With four games to go, the WIP Afternoon Suicide Pool has been thinned down to just 77 hopefuls from the original crowd of nearly 25,000. The Bears surprise loss to the Chiefs took a big chunk of last week’s survivors.
So here we are, with just 0.3 percent of the starting crew left, all going for that championship ring from Safian and Rudolph Jewelers.
I’m not one of those 77 hopefuls. Moment of silence…
I’m almost certainly positive that I jinxed myself in my last post bragging about how this is the furthest that I’ve made it.
I picked the Bears at home against the Chiefs. Sure, Jay Cutler is out injured, but its just Jay Cutler. He isn’t THAT important. And plus, almost anyone could be taking the snaps for the Bears and it would be a better offense than one headed by the Chiefs’ Tyler Palko. All you have to do is not fumble the snap, and then not fumble the hand-off to Matt Forte. Forte is an all-pro running back and by far the most important player on the Bears’ offense.
However, Forte only got in 5 carries for 12 yards before he went down and never returned. This is pretty much the only thing that could cause a loss from the Bears.
If that wasn’t enough of a sign that it wasn’t meant to be for me this year, Palko and the Chiefs’ pulled off a miracle at the end of the half. The final score was 10-3 in favor of the Chiefs’, so the only thing separating the two teams was the Hail Mary play to end the half. 9.9 out of 10 times that pass will fall incomplete. But in this game, Bears’ stud defender Brian Urlacher jumped up for the rainbow pass, batted it out of the air, and it landed straight into the open arms of the Chiefs’ Dexter McCluster.
An unusual play for an unusual score that ended up being the difference in an unusual loss for the Bears. Couldn’t have seen it coming.
The streak dies with week 13. I’m officially out.