It is the Sanzenbacher Bowl at Soldier Field!
Two final thoughts heading into the ballgame:
- Hard not to feel great for Marc Trestman today as he finally realizes his dream of being an NFL head coach. Would imagine he'll be quite emotional as the game kicks off.
- I wonder if the news of a resurgent Devin Hester will lead to Marvin Lewis avoiding him right from the opening whistle. Will the Bengals test the Skunk and see if the electricity is still there? Or will they boot the ball out of bounds and take their chances against a developing Trestman/Cutler offense?
- For a team with a new head coach and a crop of rookies on the roster the Bears have a surprisingly few number of question marks heading into the opener. It seems they have things well sorted. Now we find out if they have been sorted correctly.
And because it's tradition...