The Morning After (Packers - Bears) in Chico, CA.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Mutual Groan by the Cheese heads encompassed the Graduate, a Sports
Bar here in Chico, CA. after  Gould’s 3 point winner.  You could see
them shaking, some disgustingly getting up and pushing their chairs
against the tables, knocking down glasses, grabbing purses, and
thumping to the door.  Aaron Rodgers’ hometown loyalists have nothing
to celebrate.  Those of us with our Bears jerseys, were leaping in the
air, high fives for anyone with the orange and blue regalia, even
singing “Bear Down” in unison with beer mugs flying in the air (along
with my diet coke).  It was awesome, period.

BEARS’ FOOTBALL- Peppers’ million $ plays,  take the rock out of the
Packer’s hands, and get it done with Robbie. Just as I said, period.  

Rewind 12 hours earlier:  9:00 am  All day long I  walked around with
my Urlacher jersey.  At my work-out club, Kami,  at the front counter,
said that she and her son were Bear fans, saying “Wow Janice, I love
that shirt.  I want one.  My son and I love the Bears!” After my spin
class, I’m walking out and saying hi to Jeff Stover (owner of the club)
while he stands in front of his SF 49ers showcase of his uniform and
pictures with Montana and Rice.  We’ve talked before about a game in
1986 with Richard Dent holding the 49ers on 4th and 1, as the  Bears
win 10-9..  He smiles and and I wave.

12:00 Noon: at home, the guy who came to fix the bulls-eye break on my
windshield, saw my  Orange and Blue jersey, smiled, and told me his
wife would love me. She grew up in Chicago and can’t get enough of the
Bears. We Bear fans must be in all the nooks and crannies here in Aaron
Rodgers’ hometown.  Wow – gotta get this message out somewhere, and
have a huge tailgate BBQ at MY house with our 32 ” screen TV – for
those of us who remember Walter,  Brad Muster, Sayers – and all great
Bears’ tight ends and running backs we’re not seeing right now. 

1:00 pm:  I try to work and grade my graduate students’ papers, but
know I’m not sane enough at this point to ethically determine if  these
students  have correctly diagnosed their clients with Reactive
Attachment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress,  or pure ADHD.  Anyone
watching me before this game would definitely see how Hyper and
Distracted I am – period!

Fast Forward to post game celebrations – nothing like it.  I drive home
and watch every Bears’ post-game analysis on ESPN, NFL Network, and our
own Chicago Comcast.  No wonder Buehrle lost v. Red Sox:  he too was
distracted by Chicago Sports fans’ intensity just 5 miles to the
south.  And for just a few days, I’m loving the Cubbies doing well v.
the Padres.  Living in Northern California has me going for the Giants
to win the NL West.  I have just one recommendation for Pat Boyle’s
final comment:  he said “no one at the table here thought the Bears
would win”  Well Pat – this southsidesportschick predicted this win 24
hrs. earlier in  Sunday’s Blog # 2.  Peppers and Gould – just read it,

The morning after:  I talk on 670 The Score with Mully and Hanley.  I
educate them on the importance of being a Bears fan in Chico, CA.  Love
it.  Love Chicago Sports.  Every morning after.

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