Yeah I know. Things have been a little slow around here lately. Truth be told - the Arizona attack and subsequent reaction was such a vicious bummer it put me off politics for a while.
But... my home town boys are making one heck of a run, and I welcome the distraction. Tomorrow I will be flying to Chicago. I just don't see how I have any choice.
More from 2002Lets face it. The Real Superbowl™, will take place Sunday 2:00 CST at Soldier Field. The Bears v. Packers for the George Halas Trophy in Soldier Field - Is there anything else to say? Well - yeah - a few things. They each held serve at home court in their two meetings this season, with only one score separating the winner and loser in each game. This is the longest rivalry in the NFL. Yet the last and only time these two teams met in the post season was in Soldier Field the week after Pearl Harbor. Bears won 33-14. Did I mention this game is in Soldier Field? I expect recent and ancient (1941) history to repeat. Bears 28-17.
I do understand that there is another game called the "superbowl" scheduled a couple of weeks down the road. I'm sure they are going to have a lot of entertaining commercials and I understand the Black Eyed Peas will be playing at half-time to drum up some interest and viewership. As far as the game itself, I expect it to be only moderately more interesting the than the intervening Pro-Bowl. The NFC North dominated this year. They'll do it again in the Superbowl. With Brady and Payton out of the mix, whoever the AFC puts up will get rolled by the winner of The Real Superbowl™ this Sunday.
Flying on Saturday, hope to scalp a reasonable ticket on Sunday. There is nothing quite like the City of Chicago in championship heat. I'll probably do a little live blogging on my other blog.
Net net - this blog will be on hiatus for a bit, unless Tully wants to pick up the slack.
It appears that the Green Bay Packers can indeed beat the Bears by a touchdown, as long as: The Bears play their 3rd string quarterback, Bear quarterbacks score more touchdowns for Green Bay than the much touted Packer quarterback, the refs make three critical wrong calls against the Bears, and the Bear head coach sabotages his own team's final tying drive in the last seconds with a brain dead time-out to devise a play with the slowest end in football running an end-around. Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for winning the Superbowl.
This blog will resume it's regular programming in a week or so.