Well, now look what happened.
I thought the Bears were going to get creamed by Minnesota.
I thought there would be more Cutler sacks in this game than any all season.
And I thought Brett Favre was going to have a field day, as they say.
So much so, that I thought the headline for today's post would be: "Brett Favre sends lewd photo to Lovie Smith!"
And I even did this illustration before the game:
Well happily, the joke is on me.
My brother came to town, hadn't seen him in months, he got tix online so we went.
Poor guy had been away from Chicago for so long that he begged me to take him to the Billygoat before the game, where he breakfasted on a doubluhchesss and an Old Style.
It's seriously hard to beat Soldier Field when the Bears so thoroughly thrash a team as well-liked and popular around Chicago as the Minnesota Vikings.
God, was that fun.
It appeared (I haven't looked at any stats or anything) as though the Bears beat them in every facet of the game, that Brett Favre just looked b e a t, that Devin Hester returning all kicks is (shocking!) brilliant, that the line did well, that Cutler has balls, and the D is semi-suffocating.
What you see on TV when the Bears score is... a commercial.
If you're at Soldier Field, what you see is... AWESOME old footage of Butkus and Ditka and Sayers, etc. on the big screen behind the printed lyrics to "Bear Down Chicago Bears" as everyone sings along.
Not alot of songs I sing out loud, but man that's too much fun.
Just a great day, and for awhile I shall refrain from my usual Lovie and Jerry bashing.