So this blog is a little late getting posted today. Didn’t have the energy to write it last night as I spent all day recovering from my worst hangover since Andy’s wedding in 2006.
Evan and I can’t remember exactly how many shots we had on top of our beers, but we both agree it wasn’t a good idea either way.
Now it’s time for me to brag. I went 4-0 this weekend, baby! 4-0!
Honestly, I would have been happy going 1-3, if the one was Chicago beating Seattle. Clearly I should have been in Vegas this weekend, though, to cash in on my prognostication skills.
I can’t even begin to say how exciting it is to have Chicago back in the NFC Championship game. Now they are a win away from the Super Bowl with only Green Bay standing in the way. This excites me and terrifies me at the same time.
Green Bay is scary good. That’s one reason I was glad Lovie Smith tried to win the regular season finale to knock the Packers out of the playoffs. He knew they didn’t really want to see the Pack again.
That doesn’t mean I think Green Bay is going to win. The Bears looked great against Seattle, and if they play like that this Sunday, they will be headed to Dallas.
In his first press conference as Bears coach, Lovie said the team’s top priority was to beat the Green Bay Packers. Now they can get to the Super Bowl by accomplishing that goal again. It’s going to be fun.
Here are some thoughts from the Divisional playoff round:
• Was there any doubt Chicago was going to win the game after this to start off?
• Glad to see Greg Olson is indeed alive and well. Let’s hope Mike Martz includes him in the game plan against this week.
• When Martz called that halfback pass in the fourth quarter, Lovie should have just gone ahead and taken his keys away. That was a play you call in NCAA when you are really trying to embarrass you friend on the couch next to you.
• That Packers-Falcons game was over on the Pick-6 by Matty Ice to end the half. I knew Atlanta wasn’t going to the Super Bowl, but I was surprised how bad the Packers beat them up.
• I think I’m starting to hate Aaron Rodgers as much as I hated Favre. Didn’t think that was possible.
• The battle of the sports fronts was fantastic this weekend. This one by the NY Post was clearly the winner, though.
• Best. Postgame interview. Ever. Can’t Wait!
• Somewhere, Randy Moss was smiling.
• I told you Joe Flacco was going to blow that game. I even called it on Twitter at halftime. That was an embarrassing performance, even by Flacco standards.
• I was disappointed the announcers didn’t call it the way it was Saturday — Ray Lewis and Troy Polamalu were both horrible in that game. For how much praise those two get, it should be pointed out when they are playing as bad as Flacco.
Hitting the internet waves
I make my radio debut tonight with the highly anticipated match-up between No. 1 La Marque and No. 5 Ball High. The game is actually going to be on the internet at H5AB.com.
Game starts at 7 p.m. Click on the CMC Communications logo. Be prepared to laugh at me.
Bear Down and Keep the Faith!