The Chicago Bears ended their 2014 season with little fanfare and even less attention from fans who endured a painful last few months.
"Week after weeek, the frustration, the blowout losses, it got old fast," said Bears fan Timothy Mann.
The Bears bowed out with a 9-13 loss to the Vikings Sunday, finishing 5-11 in the season and disappointing many Chicagoans.
"Seems like a lack of effort at times," said fan Mike James. "Today was a great example. No one came ready to play."
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With their patience tested and "Black Monday" looming, fans are now hoping for a massive shakeup on the field and in the front office. Some, like Mann, are calling for general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman to be fired. Others would like to see Jay Cutler go.
Despite the disappointing season, however, fans remain hopeful for a better season in the future.
"The Bears are not going to tolerate a season like they had this year," said fan Debbie Sajek. "We need to turn it around. We can only go up from here."
In response to their fans' reaction, the team has vowed to turn their record around. In a message to fans, the Bears said, "We won't make excuses. We will thank you for your support."