RUSH: Charles in Milwaukee, you’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: I wanted to lighten the mood a little bit because that previous caller, I’m just glad — well, I’ll just put it this way. I’m glad I ate breakfast a few hours ago.
CALLER: I mean my goodness. Well, what I wanted to say was I live in Milwaukee but I was born in Chicago.
CALLER: And my team is the Chicago Bears.
RUSH: Chicago Bears.
CALLER: Chicago Bears, and in my opinion they’re gonna make the playoffs, but we still have a quarterback problem. We haven’t had a good quarterback for who knows how long.
RUSH: Well, I know what you’re talking about, Cutler, but he had a pretty good game last time out.
CALLER: Sure did.
RUSH: Right game plan if Martz keeps in mind what the guy can and can’t do. What Martz has to do with Cutler is keeping three-step drops and then get rid of the ball, otherwise you’re facing disaster. I don’t think you have anything to worry about with the Bears making the playoffs. If the playoffs started today the Bears would be the number two seed.
CALLER: We’re already number one in the NFC Central.
RUSH: Yeah. You’d be the number two seed. I think the worst you guys are gonna do is be the number six seed. That’s the worst you can do.
RUSH: I mean, obviously you could lose out and not make it, but I’m just looking at it realistically as I look at your remaining schedule and all the other playoff teams in the NFC. It looks to me like the worst you could do is end up being the number six seed.
CALLER: I agree. And can I say one more thing?
CALLER: Anyone who knows me from college to high school, I just wanted to say I’m still a Bears fan and I made it through. I mean I’ve been trying to get on your show for half my life.
CALLER: I’m 34 now, that’s not saying much.
RUSH: (laughing) You’ve been trying to get on this show for half your life to tell everybody who knows you that you’re still okay?
CALLER: Yeah. And that I’m not gonna become a bandwagon Packers fan —
RUSH: Obviously there’s much going on. Here’s a guy from Chicago, Charles, goes to Milwaukee, his number one concern here is that his buds in Chicago don’t think he’s gone over and become a Packers fan. (laughing) Okay, Charles, we’re happy to be of service here, Charles, into helping you make that point to your buddies very much.
RUSH: You know who I think will not make the playoffs in the NFL? This is gonna shock people. Even with last night’s win, as I look at it and as I analyze things, it looks to me like the team that’s on the outs in the NFC is gonna be the Philadelphia Eagles. I kid you not. And you can’t say this is ’cause of McNabb bias because he’s not there. But I’m just saying, as I look at it now the common opponents they’ve got and everybody else in that conference and who’s where, I won’t be surprised if the Eagles barely miss it, making the playoffs. Mark my words today.
RUSH: So I knew it. I got… Let’s see, what…? I got all kinds of people just up in arms here over my projection that the Philadelphia Eagles will not make the playoffs as I look at it now, and I’ll be honest: To make a projection like this you have to look at the schedule and see who’s gonna win and lose, and I see two more losses for the Iggles. I think they’re gonna lose against Dallas in Dallas. I think they’re gonna lose against the Giants in New York on December 19th. The Jets play the Steelers that day, and the Packers play the Patriots on December 19th. December 19th weekend is a fabulous NFL weekend. I think the Iggles will beat the Vikings and the Cowboys when they close it out at home, but if they lose those two games at Dallas and the Giants, then they’re gone. They’re done for. Looking at other teams in the conference and projecting who they’ll beat versus their schedule. I mean, I already had somebody bet me a steak dinner on this proposition.