It was a Heartbreaking loss. Packers 21 – Bears 14. The week leading up to the game was magical. Everyone was in the spirit of the game. It made you proud to be a Chicagoan. Proud to be a Bears fan. All the way up till 2:05PM cst on Sunday. Then it got ugly…and stayed ugly till the 3rd quarter. But, alas, it was too late. Not sure what happened, but I truly felt heartbroken. Crushing loss. We left before the presentation of the George Halas trophy on our own field. A girl has her limits. Thankfully the empty feeling gets better each day. I should be good by opening day in September!
I am fortunate to have 4, 1st row seats on the 35-yard line. My seats rock. Apparently a Packers fan also thought they rocked and put his money where his cheesehead was. $10,000 to be exact. The address I was instructed to send the tickets, Menoqua, WI. I couldn’t do it. I could not have 4 Greenbay fans sitting in my seats. So, I made an executive and clearly appropriate decision and decided to go to the game. Which, truth be told, was always the plan, based on a mistake I made in January 2007. Plus, a friend told me I needed to go to the game, as there are some things worth more than $$$ and I listen to my friends.
Four years ago for the Seahawks v Bears game for the 2006 season, Patrick, and 2 of my brothers , Luke and David went to that game. It was another magical game. The game went into overtime, the Bears Won, Patrick and I were on TV, and we stopped at McDonald’s where Luke treated us to double cheeseburgers and shakes. The day could NOT have gotten any better…when I woke up the next morning, I had forgotten I had listed my tickets on StubHub, and received this email, “Congratulations, your 4 tickets have sold for $8,000″. I was giddy with excitement over the new-found influx of cash, but didn’t know how to tell Patrick we were not going to the NFC Championship game vs. New Orleans. He handled it like a trooper, though not sure Luke and David did. I knew not to make that mistake again. Here are pictures from the Seahawks game in 2007:
4 Bears v Packers tickets — Face value $800
Offer from a Greenbay Packer fan in Menoqua , WI – $10,000
Not letting 4 Greenbay Fans sit in my seats - PRICELESS
So, yes, I truly am a die-hard Bears fan, and am so sad the Bears season is over…and we only have one more football game left this season. But, we need to cheer on our NFC team, the Packers…and don’t worry, I won’t post Packer Facebook posts, won’t post cute Packer v Steelers jokes, won’t sport a Rodgers jersey…but know we want our NFC rival to beat the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger is a “scoundrel”. He’s a talented quarterback, but not sure he’s a really good guy…the jury is out.
Go Pack! (Sharon and Ali, this is for you).
I received this “humorous” photo from my brother-in-law Bruce. He indicated “Jay Cutler’s knee looks pretty good here”. The controversy over Jay Cutler’s injury has not helped the post-bears blues this week. Jay Cutler was hurt. He did not quit. I think he was lambasted for no reason, and the professional football players who attacked him, without knowing the extent of his injuries, are a bunch of hooligans. But since I’m an equal opportunity blogger, I thought I’d share this photo. And I did not lose a bet either.
Next week back to Syle blogs…thank goodness