Well, I waited for 21 years for that game. I woke up yesterday morning at 8:30 with one thought in my head: LET'S GO BEARS!! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap).
By 9:15 I'm sitting there watching pregame coverage. By noon I'm geeked out of my head...having watched youtube highlights of the Bear's season...ugh. I'm too pumped up.
Head over to my friend's house at 3, with beer, brats, some cheese dip and chips.
At 4:30, the brats are on the grill, I've got a beer in hand, other friends are showing up, it's time to do this.
Devin Hester, you da man!!!
OMG Payton threw a pick! This is gonna be a walk!
WOW what a run by Thomas Jones! Great catch Moose!
then the bottom fell out. Where was the vaunted D? Why were they giving such a huge cushion the the Colts receivers? Why the fuck can't you guys stop the run? Holy hell! This is getting annoying.
Well, halftime, we're down by two points, no biggie!
What do you mean the Colts are gonna go on a 942 play drive and score? Come the eff on!
Rex? What was that throw? I realize it's wet, but TJ has been running the ball solid! Turner, are you watching the game you're calling plays for?
DEFENSE WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU?
Good game, Colts.
My Bears just didn't show up. Everyone will blame Rex, but fuck, the "vaunted" Bears D couldn't make a stop. How many 3rd and 5s, 3rd and 8s did the Colts convert? Christ.
RUN THE BALL, TURNER! It's a fucking monsoon out there!
For all you Rex haters: Homey was scrambling the entire fucking game. The Bears o-line sucked. The Bears D sucked. Special teams, other than the first play of the game, sucked. The turn-overs sucked. The only player who it seems even realized this was the Super Bowl was Thomas Jones.
Everyone else: I'm ashamed to have watched that pitiful effort. You sacked Manning once. One time the entire game. You got ran on (Rhodes should have been the MVP, not Manning)
A huge let-down, to be sure...
Next year: The only player on D that doesn't have a contract through 2008 is Lance Briggs. You might know him as the guy who doesn't get credit for being the bad-ass he is. Urlacher gets all the credit, when play after play after play it's Briggs making the tackle, or busting through the gaps to stop the run, taking on the fullback head on.
I sincerely hope the Bears lock him up for a few more years at least. Next year, we'll get the hardest schedule in the NFC. Which means I don't see a 13-3 season...but the North is weak, especially with Favre coming back for one more year of abuse in Green Bay. We'll make the playoffs, and then it's "all bets are off"
I hate this time of year...nothing til hockey playoffs.