It wasn't pretty most of the time nor a textbook win, but our Bears pulled an upset of the mighty (?) San Francisco 49ers. The Tribune NFL mavens had written off the Bears in their weekly reading of the tea leaves. And just about everyone agreed with them.
Except the Bears themselves. They laid back for most of the game and lulled the Niners into a somnolent complacency before taking advantage of penalties and turnovers to spring the comeback victory.
Jay Cutler, all is forgiven. At least, for the moment. And, by the way, who was that guy who speared you on the sternum? You owe him a dinner.
Earlier in the day, the Bears' Division rival the Vikings lost to the Brady Bunch (a.k.a. New England Patriots). I watched the game in spurts, but caught this slip of the tongue by play-by-play guy Greg Gumbel. He described a tackle made by some behemoth defensive lineman by referring to the player as "the late" so and so. Then immediately brought him back to life with "the veteran" so and so.
Ah, the NFL. Can you beat it?