Every week I’m serving one Bearbon for the best thing I saw during the week, preferably smooth with a nice finish. One Scotch that burns the back of the throat but doesn’t stop you from loving it. We’ll then raise a beer to a player, play, incident or whatever else I feel deserves it. Lastly, I’ll leave you with a song from the Jukebox.
I was hoping to serve a Bearbon in honor of Justin Fields and the 1’s on offense this week. No such luck. They looked flat but it may be the result of facing a quality defense. There were flashes like Justin’s run for 13 yards followed by Moore’s catch and run for 40 yards. Ngakoue making a tackle on a run play contrary to every criticism we’ve seen about him deserves consideration. Last week, I said Special Bagent 17 had earned a chance. This week we drink Bearbon to him making the team.
The scotch burning my throat for the second week in a row is injuries but before that let’s talk Tyrique Stevenson. Last week, he had a poor penalty and missed the pass break-up on a TD. This week, his physicality cost him again with a bad penalty. Stevenson must rein it in before teams take advantage of him for easy penalties and I’m not even one of those who object to the constant talking. The brutal tackling on the Bill’s 3rd TD is also worth mentioning here. Kramer along with two expected contributors, Sewell and Foreman went down with injury. Add to those the Jenkins injury and the Bears have a limp going into week 1. The next two weeks have to bring some good news on this front if the Green Bay game is going to be competitive. Meanwhile, we drink a 12-year-old Lagavulin to their health.
I want to raise a beer, and possibly a forkful of haggis, to Robert (Robbie) Burns. He had a great catch on the Bears’ second TD then threw in a nod to Sweetness history for the 2-point conversion. Along with his kick return, he looked good during his limited opportunity. I like to see the young guys put good stuff on film.
Burns’ 8-point scoring outburst sent all kinds of endorphins through this long-suffering fantasy owner. Over the next few days, many of us will hold our drafts. Good luck to you on all your leagues and a reminder that the guys at Juice Time podcast had their 2023 fantasy extravaganza on their episode this week. Hit the FF button on the jukebox for my favorite cover of this song