Well it sure is nice to be able to say something good about the Bears before this stupid season ends.
An absolutely thrilling overtime win on Monday Night Football over Brett Favre and those scary Vikings.
The announcers were Ron Jaworski (why is his nickname "Jaws" when it should be "The Worstki"?), Jon Gruden, and Mike Tirico. I guess I shouldn't be shocked any more when national announcers come off so blatantly anti-Chicago.
When Jay Cutler made the one bad throw for an interception, either Jaworski or maybe Gruden took it upon themselves, with obvious contempt, to scold Cutler from the booth. And when Brett Favre threw into 3 Bear defenders on their last drive in regululation and the interception was dropped by Zack Bowman, they said something about a "screen door" - something like, "He tried to force it in the screen door and it closed on him." Not really sure about a screen door reference on a freezing cold night like last night.
But the play of the night was made by Hunter Hillenmeyer.
One of the reasons he's my fav Bear is his name.
Say it like Jon Lovitz' Liar character would: HUNtaaaah HILLenmiyuh (and make sure the first name takes 3 times as long to say as the second).
Last night Huntaaaah was a bad ass with the short sleeves, the 15 tackles, and the enormous forced fumble (ouch Adrian Peterson - this fumbling thing is in your head forever) in overtime which led to the breathtaking bomb from Cutler to Aromashodu for the win.
So, just SO happy with a win, but I'll stick with my FIRE JERRY ANGELO (which of course includes the coaches) story.
Mark DeRosa is a San Francisco Giant.
Those guys have an awesome pitching staff, and DeRo's bat and QB leadership ought to make a difference for those guys, so good for him and I hope he does well and gets the same kind of adoration he had while here in Chicago.
Lastly, EVERYONE in my house has either had or is currently experiencing this hideous long-lasting flu/cold thing that's going around. I've barricaded myself in the basement with the couch, tv and Budweiser, and no one is allowed down here but me. My daughter actually recorded me on her cell phone saying "GET AWAY FROM ME! YOU'RE HOT WITH VIRUS!", which she uses as her ring tone when I call.
Lastly Lastly, if you haven't already please do the following:
1) go to i-tunes and download the Flaming Lips re-do of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" album (depending on your age, you can use it to introduce either yourself or your kids to Pink Floyd, plus it's AWESOME).
2) See "Avatar" (3-d version ONLY) and get outside your own body for almost 3 hours of just amazing film-making. I heard an NPR interview with James Cameron who said something like, "This just happens to be an alien story, but the technology exists where, if you wanted to make a new "Dirty Harry" with a young Clint Eastwood, we could do that."