Not as bad as you think, Bears fans

Optimism in rare supply in Chicago after an alarming preseason, but have a little faith

Updated: September 6, 2010, 11:35 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It's hard to be optimistic in this city, especially if you live here. Especially if you're a sports fan.

Sure, it's a great place to visit, because the Cubs play in Wrigley Field, the caramel popcorn is always warm and the lake is always blue and inviting.

Don't get me wrong, I love Chicago and I wouldn't leave it for all the Primantis in Pittsburgh. But for those of us who deal with high taxes, pock-marked roads, government malfeasance and 102 years of infamy for ...

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