"I like to break up the season into 64ths. I will hold a press conference at the end of each quarter of each game and assess the team. I imagine after 1/64th of the 2013 season, we will be in great shape and on our way to the Super Bowl."
Now that the Lovie Smith era has come to a close in Chicago, let's take a look at some of The Heckler's more memorable headlines about him.
The mood was grim at Halas Hall Monday morning as head coach Lovie Smith was fired after nine seasons as Bears head coach. Reports indicate that Smith attempted to call a timeout during the termination. After that was denied, he pulled a red challenge flag from his sock and casually dropped it on the conference room floor.
Badgers players confused by the number of times Alvarez’s Rose Bowl game plan calls for handoff to Ron Dayne
"I'm sure Barry was a great coach back in the Stone Ages or whenever, but we're all a little concerned he's not with it anymore," said RB James White. "In practice all he keeps saying is how we've got to pound the ball up the middle 35 times a game with Ron Dayne, whoever that is."
"Sure, Quackers has a broken leg and doesn't even speak English," said Emery. "But let's be honest, could he be any worse in crucial situations? We've observed the duck for nearly three hours and he hasn't wasted a single timeout yet."
Despite beating the Detroit Lions and keeping their playoff hopes alive pending the outcome of the Vikings-Packers game, the Chicago Bears were officially eliminated from the postseason by the crew of FOX NFL Sunday.