Score Big Sunday: BEAR DOWN!

Bears v. Packers in the NFC Championship.

It’s apparently quite the battle of the gridiron today in chilly Chicago. Now, I’ll admit: I’m not a huge football fan, but I’m a good bandwagon fan. And, after a tough Jayhawks loss yesterday, we need something to celebrate this weekend!

The way I look at it, even if you’re not into sports, anyone can still get into a rivalry game like this – especially at this magnitude. No matter what your passions or hobbies, you’re bound to find some excitement in today’s big playoff game.

For the Fashionistas
If this doesn’t look like the ultimate fashion faux pas, I don’t know what does. You think Rachel Zoe
would ever dress a client in cheese? Me don’t think so.

For the Foodies
The Chicago RedEye issued a pledge to Cut the Cheese this week, resisting all cheesy delicacies from our neighbors up north. Luckily, there are plenty of mouth-watering Bears-themed recipes for your tailgate today.

For the Animal Lovers
On Friday, two 900-pound grizzly bears at the Brookfield Zoo tore into a cheesehead and football (filled with meat and vegetables). Foreshadow much?

For the Auto Enthusiasts
Erin and I spotted this fan van last night at North & Wood. We had to stop for the photo opp!

Bears Fan Van

For the Music Mavens
The Superbowl Shuffle, as performed by the winning 1985 Chicago Bears team, is an undeniable classic. Not only did the Bears take home rings that year, I think they also earned a GRAMMY and maybe even a Disco Ball for their sweet dance moves.

If you need to get pumped up for the game, turn up this beat by Demize “Blue & Orange,” a remake of  Wiz Khalifa’s new hit “Black & Yellow.”

For the Historians
The oldest rivalry in NFL history, the Bears and Packers have played each other more than 180 times since 1921. Here are a few additional stats, courtesy of Wikipedia:

  • Chicago leads the series all-time: 92–82–6.
  • The Bears and Packers have made it to the playoffs in the same year only four times.
  • The only other time the Bears and Packers played each other to get to the Superbowl was in 1941. The Bears won. 

For the Religious
I saw this on my friend Caroline’s Facebook this week, and thought it was funny. We’re skipping church this Sunday and saying this prayer:

A reading from 1st Corinthians.
Our Father, who art in Chicago, football be thy game.
Let Forte run, a Superbowl won, on earth as it is in Soldier.
Give us this Sunday a play-off victory,
And forgive us our penalties,
As we defeat those Packers who play against us.
Lead us not into the off-season and deliver us to Texas.
For thine is the D-line, The Urlacher and Ditka’s forever.
Amen.

No matter what your hobbies or interests are, get into the game and cheer hard today! It’s going to be a good one.

DA BEARS, DA BEARS, DA BEARS!

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