Howdy and Happy Thanksgiving.
I have a houseful of guests and work never ends so..sorry this is late but um... when's the last time you were in this good a mood because of the Bears?
For about a week, I envisioned myself flat on my back, stuffed with a plate-full of Thanksgiving and something pillow-like under my head that just baaarely got my line of site up over my stomach so I could focus on the television screen.
And not only did that actually happen, but the Bears did something spectacularly unusual... defeat the Packers on their own beloved Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving Day.
That's not just spectacularly unusual... IT NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
Since the Dawn Of Football, the Bears have played the Pack almost 200 times. But they've never met on Thanksgiving.
(Certainly not on a day a famous former Packer QB (Favre) gets his number retired and bro-hugs like 30 guys in a row, including Bart Starr.)
I sure hope this turns into a "thing" because a 17-13 victory over the Packers was ohhhhh, about a billion times tastier than pumpkin pie (honey, if you're reading this you know I LOVE your pumpkin pie - I only said that because it's such a strong statement).
To see Jay Cutler in control and Aaron Rodgers appear to have nothin' was the opposite of every other time they've met.
And the D.
I hardly know any of them.
But that Callahan guy was awesome.
So was Porter, Prosinski, Houston, McClellin... I'm gonna remember these guys because who knows - they just might be the real guys.
How's about Impossible Thanksgiving.
Or impossible 2015 with the Bears ruining the Packers' season and the Cubs doing the same to the Cards.
I'd sing a Christmas carol out loud in front of anybody right now, if it was a little closer to the actual day.
And if you haven't seen this locker room clip, click here.
That's exactly how I feel.