February 4, 2007

Alas, it was not meant to be. But Devon Hester’s return in the first quarter was amazing. The Bears have a lot to be proud of, and a lot to look forward to.

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Bear Down, Chicago

I am all atwitter for tonight’s Superbowl Game. Even here in Maryland, you can feel the energy. On Friday, driving home from work in a snow storm, two guys drove up beside me honking and pointing at their Bears hats. (I guess they thought a girl in a bright orange car just had to be a Bears fan.) Yesterday, driving through Georgetown we saw Bears fans in their Bear apparel. Bears mania has reached far and wide.

As for me, I couldn’t be more excited. I have been reading Brendan Ayanbadejo’s blog on Chicago Bears.com. They also have cool behind-scenes video on their website (I prefer the Super Sights and Sounds). I saw a news report on CNN tv that last night all the female news anchors in Chicago were wearing something orange during their broadcast. And Chicago is all lit up with orange lights.

ConnieMy Chicago pizza arrived on Wednesday and is thawing out on my kitchen counter as I wait for kickoff. When Connie’s says they deliver, they really mean it. My potato skins are prepped and my crudit©s in a football shaped container are chilling in the fridge. I’m getting ready to shower and will then don my Urlacher jersey, counting down the minutes. I have the words to the Bears fight song printed out, and Bill has the music ready to go on his Mac.

This team has been the underdog all season. But through it all, they’ve managed to win. They seem excited, focused and ready. They believe in themselves. We believe in them.

We are ready.

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Happy Birthday To Me!

January 22, 2007

The best birthday present I could have received would have been a trip to the Superbowl XLI! And I got it! Okay, so I’m not actually going to the Superbowl, but my Bears are on their way to Miami.

It was cold, with wind whipping of the lake (it just had to be) and the snow coming down. This is how football was meant to be played. The game ended up as a blowout but early in the second half that was not the case. The best part of the game was that Rex Grossman was able to overcome a slow first half and move the team down the field for a touchdown. It was a pivotal time where the Bears needed to maintain momentum, Grossman needed to get going offensively, and the defense needed a break. It was a great team win. The only thing missing was Hester returning a kick for a touchdown.

It was a perfect afternoon. I got to lounge around, open presents, watch the games and knit. My husband made me a delicious dinner and cake. It snowed. The Bears won. Now if only I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow!

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A few tidbits about me: I met my husband in college, flirting over tuba letters in the Penn Band. Our dog, CJ, and our cat, Sabrina, round out our family. I'm a sewist, knitter and needlepointer, and an occasional scrapbooker. I love organizing, reading, making jewelry, and hiking. A Chicago girl at heart, I am an avid follower the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.

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