The McCaskeys have essentially ZERO risk when it comes to the Bears. George Halas not only founded what eventually became the Chicago Bears, but he founded the NFL, and charged a $100 per team entry fee. So, you see, they were ahead of the game literally from day one! It's like being born in a house that your family not only owns outright, but has already made a 51,000% profit on. That's what I said. 51,000% profit. The Bears cost Halas approximately $100,000, including players' salaries, in 1920. They gross 51 million per year now.
This is why all of their decisions revolve around one thing. Money. And that's fine. The NFL is a huge moneymaker and is America's true pasttime, as we all know. After all, who wouldn't want to seek out a healthy bottom line? Football is a business just as much as anything else. It just seems to me that a team as storied as the Bears would care about actually winning games, though. Sometimes they seem to care, and sometimes they don't. Or, is it just that the sun shines on a dog's ass every now and then?
With a nationwide fanbase, a huge football market, and the most storied franchise in the NFL, why not spend some dough? I really think, that with the right ownership, the Bears could be the Yankees of the NFL! I know that baseball has no salary cap, but they do have a luxury tax. The Yankees spend a ton on it every year, yet not only make money hand over fist, but win title after title. That should tell you something. You have to spend money to make money. In other words, you have to take a risk to win big. The Bears are not willing to do this.
I have a theory. And that theory is this: The old bag sits there trying not to die while her effeminate son minces around the office thinking of ways to screw us.
Alright, that may be a bit extreme. But, I really do think their motto is just to stay competitive. As long as the skyboxes fill up, the parking lots stay full, season tickets are sold out, merchandise is selling and fans remain blissfully unaware and loyal, why try to upgrade? Why take a risk and try to win a Superbowl when you are raking in record profits?
I have always known the NFL is a business designed to take our money. I would at least like to see some effort on the management's part to sell us a decent product, that's all.