One of the best things about this place is that we can escape the politics and just relax and talk about sports. Things are stressful enough right now without getting into political beliefs. Nothing wrong with it, but we are not about that here. There are a lot of places to argue this stuff in social media. But we're going to try our best to not have it here. It's just a buzz-kill.
Thanks (a ton) for understanding and helping us keep this a chill place to hang out.
One additional thing came to mind these last few days. In addition to keeping the board here "politics free" let's go one step further and be extra patient and encouraging with one another here, even when we disagree regarding the Bears. Most of us are under tremendous stress due to this virus for a number of reasons. A ton of people are facing loss of jobs and extreme financial consequences. Some of us high-risk category people worry about catching this virus and dying. There's just a ton of stuff going on emotionally for a lot of us. So let's be extra patient with each other here and be extra encouraging as we journey through this time together.
We have fantastic people here on the messageboard. I know we'll all work together during this tough time. Thanks so much.
We are now down to the final 60 or so days until the November 3rd election in the USA. We have done a remarkable job this summer keeping the messageboard fairly positive overall. Kudos to everyone for helping us keep the board a positive refuge from the hate and venom we are exposed to daily - pretty much everywhere else we go.
Let's "finish strong" these last 2 months and work hard to keep it all positive here. Thanks!!!
It was totally amazing to see how everyone here on this messageboard pulled together these past several months to help the board stay positive. What an amazingly good bunch of people we have here. I just wanted to personally thank all of you for keeping this place a politics-free zone during a brutally tough year. You're the best!!!
After the events of yesterday I thought I'd re-post this. I woke up this morning very hopeful in spite of the stressful times. We have all come through a very challenging 2020 year. It would be easy to let the news and current events pull us down emotionally. But in the midst of all of this turmoil we do have a place here on this messageboard where good friends can just kick back and enjoy visiting with each other and not have to get worked up about politics or world events. Certainly the events are important. No question.
But it is so very good to have this oasis away from the stress and turmoil of our world.
Hey, this WILL be a better year. Let's keep this message board a place where we can escape the daily politics and stress and just enjoy good talk with good people. And we ARE good people here. I love interacting with all of you. It goes beyond just Bears talk. We have been pretty close here for a number of years now. I'm thankful for all of you. 2021 will be a better year. Not perfect. But better. Thanks for coming here and posting here. We have something good here.