Cloud success in profit, but bears and weather choose moderation

“Moderation is a deadly thing,” Oscar Wilde said. “Nothing succeeds like profit.”

Today’s local sports scene does well with the Wilde philosophy.

The legendary Candace Parker, who grew up in Naperville, returned home to help our hometown Chicago Sky win the franchise’s first title. Bubbly fans bask in the team’s performance, which was on the front page of yesterday’s Daily Herald. It’s a glorious moment, especially for fans who rightly grasp at how women’s sports don’t get the attention from men’s teams.

Which brings us to another cover story in yesterday’s Daily Herald. Chicago Bears fans dared to dream of success after the suddenly rejuvenated Bears had a chance to move into first place with a win over the Green Bay Packers. Instead, the Bears lost 24-14 to bring fans back to the reality that the Bears are not good enough to get to the playoffs and they are not bad enough to grab a top draft pick.


The Chicago Bears are not as bad or as good as some fans thought.  This game nicely sums up that feeling as quarterback Justin Fields slips at the end of a run and is hit by Green Bay Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas for a penalty kick.  But the Bears also had a penalty, so the fouls equalized and the game did not count.

The Chicago Bears are not as bad or as good as some fans thought. This game nicely sums up that feeling as quarterback Justin Fields slips at the end of a run and is hit by Green Bay Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas for a penalty kick. But the Bears also had a penalty, so the fouls equalized and the game did not count.
– Associated Press

In sports, moderation is a deadly thing. Amazing is amazing, but terrible is not terrible. The White Sox flirted with greatness, leaving hope for fans that they might be good next year. The Cubs lost 91 games, swapped Bryzzo for Schwisdom and hired a new general manager, meaning they have nowhere else to go but to get up.

The sports world is all about ups and downs, but our real world has too much of it these days. Billionaires are taking joyrides out into space, and the number of people begging for change at the intersection and in Congress seems to be at an all-time high. President Joe Biden and Donald Trump have people who think they are the answer and people who think they are unfit for any office. Some blame the anti-mask and anti-vaccine amount for our COVID-19 disaster, and others have the false impression that masks and vaccines do nothing but remove our freedoms.

We have been jumping around in an all-or-nothing world for so long that we seem to have lost the concept of finding a middle ground. But moderation can also be wonderful. The October weather arrived to teach us the value of moderation.


On Monday, our high temperature hit 70. On Tuesday, our high temperature is expected to reach 70. And on Wednesday, our high temperature is expected to reach 70. Tuesday’s elevation will not be as comfortable as the 84 degrees we recorded in October, 19, 1971. But it will nor be as miserable as the 21 degrees we experienced on this date in 1992, or the record 3.8 inches of snow that fell on October 19, 1989.

Enjoy these days of fall moderation. They are glorious. It’s like when you get takeaway from a restaurant and the food is not too spicy or too bland, but just straight. It’s like the wedding where your boring cousin has just enough champagne to be fun, but not enough to be disgusting. It’s like breaking into a bear’s home (not the bears’ home) and finding the one porridge that has just the right temperature.

Moderation, which is what the weather promises for today’s Sky rally, can be so enjoyable.

But Wilde gave us another thought of moderation when he said, “All with moderation, including moderation.”

So-so can be so boring. But don’t worry, even though the Bears give us a dose of moderation, winter has the potential for profit.

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