February 2, 2007

we're not here to start no trouble ...

"If you want to crown them, then crown their ass!"
-Dennis Green, former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals

Despite my apprehensions about adding to the already deafening buzz of pre-Super Bowl hype, I couldn't resist the temptation to share some of my thoughts about Sunday's game. I've waited my whole life to see the Bears in a Super Bowl (at least one that I'll be able to remember), so I think I'm entitled.

There isn't too much to say that hasn't already been said. Peyton Manning is clearly the better quarterback, but Rex Grossman isn't as terrible as everyone seems to think. He's had some bad games, but he's also had some good ones and some great ones. In the playoffs, he's been solid. In fact, his QB rating is higher than Manning's in the playoffs (75.4 for Grossman to Manning's 66.8). I think Rex will play well and definitely won't be a liability to the team.

I'm just excited that the Bears have gotten this far. It was really disappointing last year when they lost in the first round. The team has clearly been on an upward trend in the last few years, and I hope a win on Sunday can be the culmination of that.

I also hope that they can at least keep the core of the team together and win a string of Super Bowls like the New England Patriots of recent years or the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. It's been a long time since Chicago has had a team that's really dominant. I'd love to see the team avoid the mistakes that were made after the '86 Super Bowl and keep a team together that can win for years to come.

It's going to be great to have a real horse in the race this year. Sure, every year a pick a team to cheer for, usually the NFC team, but it will be nice to actually have some real investment in what's happening on the field. For once, I'll probably actually be anxious for the commercials to end and the game to resume.

When it's all over, I hope we can crown their ass Super Bowl Champions.

"Bear down, Chicago Bears"

* I made a special exception for the Super Bowl to let this repeat as song of the moment.

Posted by dpetrella at February 2, 2007 9:47 AM | TrackBack

At subway the other day they had a song playing constantly on repeat where the chorus was "We're not you thought we were"

Posted by: mallio at February 2, 2007 1:13 PM
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