Audibles From the Long Snapper: 30-for-30 Bores, 2016 Schedule Dreams, Hatman & Hoge

| February 16th, 2016


Dannehy with Hatman

Having some trouble with the sound quality when transferring Soundcloud to WordPress so I’m simply embedding Andrew’s Tweet in this space. Dan Hatman is a quality follow on Twitter and his conversation with Dannehy is worth your time.


  • After a few days I can honestly say I didn’t like the 30-for-30 on the 1985 Bears. Why? (1) There was very little new information in the film. Having seen/read just about everything on the subject, ESPN offered a survey course on a subject I’ve devoted my life to. (2) The film wasn’t made very well. The focus – especially the Buddy Ryan excess – was off. The score was bizarre. The narration was poorly written and poorly cast with Vince Vaughn. (How can you not have an iconic Chicago voice attached to a project like this? Adam Jahns narrating would have sounded far better.) If you’ve never heard of this team, it’s a worthwhile investment of your time. If you know a lot about them it offers little more than a few smiles and a chance to dive once again into nostalgic waters. People who call this one of the best 30-for-30s are lost.

  • Does having or not having Matt Forte on the 2016 roster influence your record prediction for the team? It doesn’t for me and that might be reason number one Pace/Fox were willing to let Forte walk out the door. They’re putting the $5M into a position of need.
  • The following are the 10 teams with higher title odds than the Chicago Bears in 2016. (The Bears are 50-1 to win it all.) Cleveland, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa Bay, Tennessee. Best part of this? Bears play five of them, four of them at home.

Hoge on Jeffery

No real new information in Adam Hoge’s piece on decision time for the Bears with Alshon Jeffery. But there was a chart I liked. Presented without comment.

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