First off, there really is some kind of rare, total lunar eclipse that's gonna happen Monday night.
Just in case it shows up too late for Monday Night Football I did this drawing so, you know, you'd all know what it looks like.
Next, I'm pretty sure if you asked Dick Butkus or Jerry Kramer or Bart Starr if it's "dangerous" to play professional football on rock hard, frozen turf they'd just laugh in your face.
But still, Roger Goodell and his "safening" of football by fining people who hit other people for a living when they hit other people too hard has rubbed me even further the wrong way by having the Bears play in conditions that would seem to conflict with Roger's safety concerns.
It's all about concussions, right Roger?
When QB's get their heads slammed into the ground, kind of like Aaron Rogers did last week, they sometimes get a concussion.
When they get a concussion, they sometimes miss a start, which means less people will watch, which means less money for the NFL.
And while I'm certain Roger Goodell sent Aaron Rogers an earnest "get well soon" card, you can bet the word "soon" was underlined.
Now, I don't know who made the decision for the Bears and Vikings play on a college football field that's been closed for the winter, been buried under a million feet of snow and frozen into green-gray asphalt. But I'll assume that if you're the commissioner of the NFL you probably have a large say in the matter.
As I know you know, Roger, the hopes of the Bears getting into the playoffs ride on one guy's shoulder(s), and that would be Jay Cutler.
So, just sayin' - should Jay get a concussion or a shoulder injury by banging on a super-frozen field, I suggest we Bears fans should get to fine you.
Whatever we want.
And for you regular readers who are familiar with the moons that show up here once in awhile, well, I save 'em only for the right times...