Dear Coach Smith:
I, along with many other Bears fans, spent last week looking forward to spending a beautiful Saturday in the city capped off by watching our beloved Bears play their final home preseason game this season at Soldier Field. You can certainly imagine our dismay that from the opening kickoff on, the team seemed lackluster and failed to really accomplish anything on either side of the ball. We, as fans, understand that bad games happen (ie Chris Williams vs the Raiders) but this was more than that. This was an entire team failure vs a mediocre Cardinals team which was without their superstar wideout. Monday, however, it all became clear. I heard some post game comments you made which included calling the game Saturday night a “glorified practice”. I believe this is where the confusion lies, see we the fans paid full price for our tickets to a GAME, which you mistakenly thought was practice. As I understand it, we can come down to Bourbonnais and watch practices for free, but we pay full regular season prices to watch games at Soldier Field, be they preseason or otherwise. In light of this mistake on your part, I would appreciate a refund of my $160 for tickets to the game Saturday, since that is clearly not what you intended it to be.
Chicago Bears STH