by Graham Elwood
I love football. Football and time travel movies have me at hello. So you tell me football and George Clooney. I’m in. I like clooney, always have. This movie missed the mark a little bit but its hard to get too angry when the whole premise is a fictional account of how Red Grange saved the NFL. They even shot one game at Memorial stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Home of the University of Illinois, where Grange played his college ball before playing with the Chicago Bears. That move cuts a lot of slack with me. I am a Bears fan. Have a Bears trash can in my office. A misspelled Mike “Signeltary” jersey that I bought on ebay. Yes I wear it. Brian Urlacher bobblehead doll…I could go on. Much like the Bears, I wanted this movie to win the Super Bowl. But Grossman starts throwing balls around like a drunk dude on a gay cruise. And I’m left with people from Indiana getting a championship. I thought Indiana was a territory? When did they get statehood? I guess its another victim of NAFTA. But I can’t blame the Hoosier state when last year the Bears traded Thomas Jones in favor of Cedric “All talk” Benson and then wisely sat out this years free agent market. Good call. Don’t improve your team the way every other Super Bowl champ has done it. Just take a nice long breather. That’ll do it. How hard is it to have a good offense? Seriously! If the goddamn Saints can put up an offense how come the Bears can GO DECADES with quarterbacks that they get from co-ed flag football teams, playing in the mud for beer. They have so many other ingredients to make a champion. Solid ‘D’, special teams and the best kick return man to ever put on cleats. It’s not that hard to build a winner.
So that’s what I thought of Leatherheads.
You’re the Pride and Joy of Illinois. Chicago Bears Bear Down! Graham Elwood