Just got back from the liquor store to get the post-game champagne. Stopped at the convenience store next to it to get my lottery ticket and more votive candles for the TV Altar. The fans are pumped. Everyone has their Bears gear on...everywhere you look there is a # 54 jersey and Bears caps are the attire for the day. People helping each other, jumping car batteries for unknown fellow fans so all could be home in time for the 2pm kickoff. It brought tears to my eyes when the convenience store lady asked if I was ready.
On a sad note, I've heard that threats have been made against the Soldier Field Head Grounds Keeper. Apparently he placed a tarp over the field to keep the freshly fallen snow off of it. Any neophyte football fan knows that when you're facing one of the best running offenses in the league, you do not protect the field from moisture. You ADD to it...as Tom Waddle suggested last week, we should have had the sprinkler system running day and night all week long.
So for his sake and the ugly thought of a public lynching, the Bears must win.
Coin Toss has provided the proper pre-game prayer in the Gaming Forum. If all fans could take a solemn moment and refer to his post to memorize the prayer before kick-off.....