Last Saturday, the Chicago Bliss beat the Omaha Heart 40-0. There is nothing surprising about that, except that the Bliss did it with a previously unseen lethal passing game. I discuss it all in my latest contribution to Tru School Sports recaps the game at Chicago Bliss "Pass" Another Test, Go 4-0.
Ever since I have been on the Bliss beat, I have written about the lack of respect this team gets from most everyone. The Bliss has gone 14-1-1 over the last 3 seasons, including 2 Legends Football League titles and a third looking promising. What more does the team have to do?
Head Coach Keith Hac is the mastermind behind this juggernaut. I have written about my respect for Hac since day one. He is the most prepared coach in the LFL. His teams have not been too flashy, but they have been highly successful. I don't recall a "flashy" column in the standings, but I do see a "wins" column and Hac has the Bliss on top again.
Along with Coach Hac is quarterback Heather Furr. Heather fits her "rockstar" moniker in every way, except for getting the overall respect. Too many "experts" criticize her quarterbacking abilities. Too many "experts" need to read the standings or look at her trophies (MVP and Legends Cup).
After that game against Omaha, maybe some eyes were opened. Furr put on a passing display like we have never seen from her. She threw 25 times for four touchdowns. Once again, Hac stuck it to the critics.
Nobody knows what goes on in Hac's mind. Why did he choose now to flip on the passing switch? What's next? Who knows? What I do know is that Hac is always one step ahead of the curve.
And Heather, the sometimes maligned quarterback? I love Heather. She is a leader and should be the face of the LFL. She is as tough and competitive as they come.
If the other teams want to cry about the way the Bliss lays, maybe they need to watch the Omaha game film. This Bliss team is a dynasty. It is a well-oiled machine. It is simply a joy to watch the Bliss play.
Heather Furr and me in Bridgeview, IL-May 2015.