It’s the final work day before the biggest NFC Championship game of most of our lifetimes. After the week of buildup, I thought I’d have something really poignant and stirring to say. But I guess I’m done for the week. Just over 48 hours to gametime, and it will be time for the players to decide on the field who is worthy of playing in Super Bowl 45, regardless of what each team’s fans have to say about it.
This morning in an article by Dan Pompei in the Chicago Tribune, our very own coach Ditka sums up my feelings exactly when he says:
“There’s nothing [more] to talk about. It’s the oldest rivalry in football. They both have good teams. There’s not much else to say; somebody’s going to win, somebody’s going to lose. Somebody’s going to move on to the Super Bowl.”
“I think the team that protects the quarterback the best will win the game.”
And most importantly: “Right now, I’m picking the Bears to win the game. I think the Bears are a lot better football team. I think they are doing things better in every area right now. If they don’t turn the football over, and protect the quarterback, they’ll be fine.”
Well said coach. I can’t predict the winner, and there has been zero trash talk from this blog. Win or lose, my life is going to go on. It will just be a little more fun for a few weeks with a win.
One more thing, to the rest of you fans going to the game-MAKE THIS THE LOUDEST GAME YOU’VE EVER ATTENDED. Only when the Packers are on offense, of course.
Let’s Go Bears!