I live in the Chicago suburbs and have been a Chicago Bears football fan ever since I met my husband. The 1985 Super Bowl, which the Bears won, was the first full game I’d ever watched.
Today they’re back in the playoffs with a VERY slim chance of beating the New Orleans Saints to move on. But it helps us get through the snow and cold when we have our team to root for — and the Packers to root against!
I’ll leave you with a joke a Southwest Airlines flight attendant told as we were landing at Midway Airport on a football Sunday many years ago.
At a divorce court a family of bears is waiting for the judge to grant custody of little bear.
The judge asks the baby bear, “Do you want to live with papa bear?” The baby bear replied, “No he beats me.”
The judge asked, so do you want to live with mommy bear? The baby bear said, “No she beats me too.”
The judge asked, “Then whom do you want to live with?”
The baby bear said, “The Chicago Bears, because they don’t beat anyone!”
Eating bar food and watching football today! Barbecued and hot wings, pizza, potato skins, lil smokies in crescent roll wraps and goat cheese and sundried tomatoes on crackers with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. And maybe a vodka and tonic or two…
We’re expecting a high of about 4 degrees today. Actual temperature, not wind chill. Crap. Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packer tickets for Soldier Field were selling for $40 – $45 yesterday. Not just because of the weather, I’m sure 🙂