Be afraid, Chicago, be very ... wait, you already are
CBS SportsLine.com - Jan 4, 2007
If you're Chicago or a Chicago fan, that's not comforting. Because the Bears need almost every variable to break the right way to keep this game close.
You can see where this is going. It is the Super Bowl, and no one, not Lovie Smith, not Brian Urlacher, not Mike Ditka, believe this is the 1985 Bears, or the 1972 Dolphins.
The Bears might win. They might lose. We'll see.
The game won't be a blowout. As of right now, I'm thinking 14-10. I am flip-flopping more than John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election. The Bears 14-10, The Colts 14-10? Who knows? I want the Bears to win, but I know doggone well the Colts earned the right to play in Miami.
You could take the article above, switch 'Bears' with 'Colts' and have about as much meaning. Has CBS seen the Bears' defense? If, say, the Bears hold the Colts down, our special teams will do them some serious damage. Robbie Gould? Sure. A win at 3-0 still means the Bears get to have a fancy-schmancy Vince Lombardi trophy, and the Colts get to lick their wounds.
The silliness of the Sportsline article isn't in the reality (I generally agree with it), but in the consideration of it as news. Here I am, an everyday Joe, blogging about it. I'm not CBS. I don't pretend to be CBS. On Sunday, I'll be watching CBS, but, for goodness sakes, I hope they have something a little more substantial than something I could have thought up myself.
How many more insignificant stories will hit the news before the game is over? I'm all for Super Bowl fever, enjoying the fun of something that will not result in war, disease or other calamities infecting the political arena. However, I'd like some real analysis put out by the company hosting the game on TV.