Celebrating Mediocrity?

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Let’s get something straight here; I like to have a good time, I like to party, and all of that mumbo jumbo. But the thing is; there’s a time and place for these parties. We celebrate great accomplishments that have happened in our lives; such as getting married, having children, celebrating the end of the work week………and even making it to the playoffs.

And as a society, I don’t think that we are going to celebrate the bad things that happen in our lives; such as divorce, getting fired………..or going 5-6 in the regular season when you are supposed to be playoff bound.

(See a pattern here?)

Yes, I am talking about our lovable Chicago Bears. The Bears, now 5-6, have had a “tradition” of sorts to have a “dance club” in their locker room after every win. Each time, from the videos that I have seen; there would be different colored lights, loud music, and the entire squad dancing like they’re at the club.

Now let me be clear here, I’m not bashing their “tradition” as a whole. It’s cool to have something that “rallies the troops” in a positive way.

……..but celebrating a 5-6 record? Really?  Don’t you think that’s a little “much?” And not only that, it was against the New York Giants. As a team of your caliber and the position that you’re in, don’t you think that you should be able to beat the NOW 2-9 Giants?

(But I digress)…..

The point that I’m trying to make is; when do you put the “kibosh” on stuff like this? Is it when you have a losing record? Do you set benchmarks to help determine it? Or just not do it at all?

And not only that, what if the Bears weren’t as “mediocre” as they are now? What if they were worse?? Because it would look rather foolish if they were partying it up with a 3-8 record right now, wouldn’t it?

Me personally, I say forget about that stuff until the season is over/until further notice. You haven’t done JACK this season except crush the hopes and dreams of the GREATEST sports city in the country, while putting up a mediocre 5-6 record in the process. So because of that, save it for if you make the playoffs. Save it if you beat an actual good team; a team that’s worth a damn! I’m SICK OF IT!

Because guess what, no one succeeds celebrating mediocrity!


What are your thoughts on the matter? Let me know in the comments below, and on Twitter at @KShermanSports

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