It’s so easy to get tickets in Cincinnati it’s ludicrous. So a local friend of mine-a Bengals fan no less-almost bought a pair and made an 18-hour road trip for the game. But we decided not to, and now that it seems the flu is spreading rapidly around families it’s probably a good thing we didn’t.
But rest assured, 40% of the crowd will be from Chicago on Sunday. That’s why it’s so fun to be there.
What’s your prediction? Like for most every game since 2005, I rarely go into a game thinking the Bears don’t have a chance. There are a lot of ways the Bears could lose this game as many will point out, but I see so many reasons they should win. Especially after the Bears held Matt Ryan and company under 200 yards passing. And Michael Turner struck a lot more fear into me than our friend Ced does.
But, about as often as not, Lovie Smith’s teams have a strange way of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. As they did last week, and as they did against the Packers. And come to think of it, same as Dick Jauron and Dave Wannstedt’s teams did. But let’s not go there. It’s Friday and I don’t want to spoil it.