February 04, 2007
Remember my prediction: Bears 30, Colts 24. Actually, I think that predicted score is a little high; after the past two weeks, I've come to think Bears 27, Colts 21, but I'll stick with my original.
That way, when it turns out 27-21, I can say 'well, at least I've got it on a post.'
Any other guesses?
Update @ 223pm: Just saw an interesting little factoid over at AoMM..."And, finally, the past national championships for various pro and college sports have all been won by the underdogs. The NBA in 2006? Miami featuring a beyond washed up GP, Shaq, and Alonzo. The MLB? St. Louis with Suppan and Weaver as their 'aces.' The BCS? Florida berating Ohio State like a random Chinese guy berating another random Chinese guy... ...I think you get the feeling for the trend for the Super Bowl. In other words, be careful betting against the underdog."
UPDATE, 527pm: Three things just before kickoff...
1) The Thunderbirds did the flyover. They were HERE for DuckBurg's Airshow this summer. Neat thing: they had a camera inside the cockpit of the lead plane, and the shot was shown on the jumbotrons in the stadium.
2) Patrick Mannely, longsnapper for the Bears, has a great porn mustache.
3) Bears win the coinflip.
UPDATE, 530pm DEVIN HESTER RETURNS THE KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN!!!! OMFG!!!
UPDATE, 706pm, Halftime. Bears down by two, 16-14. Sloppy, sloppy game by both teams, but the Colts got things cleaned up in the 2nd quarter, while the Bears kept dropping the ball. The D is doing the job, though, if only the offense (read "Rex Grossman") could actually show up. Losing Cedric Benson to a badly sprained knee ain't gonna help.
UPDATE, 717pm: Prince went from Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower to The Foo Fighter's The Best Of You, and made my jaw hit the floor. DAMN nice cover.
UPDATE, 903pm: ...and the party's over. Close the coffin, fade to black. The Colts just kicked the Bears butt all over the field. Congrats to them, kudos to the Bears for a great season.
Posted by: astro at February 04, 2007 08:19 AM (fh7ip)
Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 08:20 AM (YadGF)
The Colts are listed as having 18 first downs, compared to only 4 for Chicago.
Chicago fans are used to pain, of course, at least if they follow the Cubs in summer. But after the elation of that first score, it must really be painful to watch what's happened since.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 04, 2007 01:56 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: ubu roi at February 04, 2007 02:11 PM (c+YTT)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 04, 2007 02:22 PM (+rSRq)
There's still 11 minutes left, but it's pretty much over.
Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 02:27 PM (0Co69)
Posted by: astro at February 04, 2007 03:02 PM (fh7ip)
Yeah, it's a shame they didn't win, but it was a helluva season. I'll live.
Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 03:05 PM (0Co69)
Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 03:06 PM (0Co69)
Posted by: madmike at February 05, 2007 04:07 AM (yVm42)
Posted by: Shawn at February 05, 2007 06:13 AM (xZebA)
Posted by: dfm at February 07, 2007 02:40 PM (mflSW)
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