Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Hu?"...Bears vs. Packers...Saturday Madness


Why Football Scares Me:

The President of China visited Chicago yesterday, but the really BIG news all week has been the Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers game tomorrow (Sunday) at 2pm Chicago time.  Since the two teams are in the same division, they will never meet in the Super Bowl; so this super-rival matchup is as close to a championship faceoff as they can possibly achieve.

Everyone seems to be in on the madness.  A radio station in Green Bay has banned all music by the band Chicago.  Mayor Daley and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt have a wager: Daley's 15-pound corned beef on rye sandwich against Schmitt's bear steaks, chocolate football, and a pound of cheese for every point in the margin of victory.

Even Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki is putting up a basket of Wisconsin cheese against Chicago Cardinal Francis George's deep dish piza.

And then there are the fashion statements as seen above (with my sincere apologies.)

I wish Chinese President Hu Jintao had stayed in Chicago long enough to attend the game at Soldier Field.  It would have been a public relations gesture on a global scale.  Bundled up in the grandstands in 20-degree temperatures, eating a hot dog, wondering what exactly was going on....

Given the state of the world economy, perhaps before long the Chicago Bears mascot will look something like this.....

(Go Bears!!)

No comments:

Post a Comment