Well...The Bears lost. But I don't think of it as a loss, I think of it as a non-win. In a big way. They managed to non-win at just about every position except kickoff returner. Devin Hester was one of the very few bright spots. Rex Grossman...well, I'll bet his mother still loves him.
However, say what you will about the Bears (and we did...several times loudly), at least they managed to actually get to the Superbowl, and they never tried to sneak away to another city in the dead of night.
Oh...and they play outside and wear primary colors like real men, and not in some sissy dome all decked out in teal or lavender or whatever the lesser teams are wearing these days.
So now it'll be something of a sports wasteland until baseball season starts. And really, I can't get too excited about baseball until the weather warms up. Playing baseball in April is just wrong. No one should ever have to clear the snow off the field for a baseball game.
But in the meantime, the SIU basketball Salukis are ranked number 10 in the nation. I'm not much of a basketball fan, but I'll watch the NCAAs in March and root for them as long as they stay alive. After that, I'll be for anyone that plays against Duke or Michigan.
So this weekend Lori and I will hit the stores looking for the perfect Bears sweatshirts, something that will soothe our battered Bears pride and inspire us to greatness next Fall. Something we can treasure during the 20 year drought before their next Superbowl appearance.