But this morning, the season started.
For those of you who ready the above sentence and are waiting for me to break some story about a trade or a waiver signing or an organizational announcement, I apologize.
No, the true Bears fan (or any true sports fan generally) knows when the season starts. That morning, not unlike the one that began this very day, where your first thought is your team. Your first instinct is to log on to ChicagoBears.com. You can't not click Larry Mayer's endlessly pointless questions box at the bottom of the page. You go to THE sites: fanball.com, ESPN's football page, NFL.com, Suntimes, ChicagoSports...(no, I haven't started reading the Daily Southtown or Daily Herald yet...but that's coming.)
Every year this happens. I forget who the New York Yankees are. I forget there was a World Cup and that Tiger's about to win his 11th Grand Slam. I start to smell the rich Josie Woods bar and keep-em-coming pints of Bud Light (the Rheingolds have been retired). The "do ya thinks" begin. Do ya think the Bears will go 11-5 again? Do ya think the T.O. can make up for Bledsoe's utter ineptitude in a big spot? Do ya think the Dolphins need to add a hitch trailer to their bandwagon? Do ya think Carson Palmer will make it back for the start of the season?
There is no other sport, kids. And there is no other teams. Da Bears season began today for this writer and with the amount of free time I have daily now, you can expect DaBearsblog.com to be as constantly updated as any other team site on the internet. For every Bears fan knows right now as I know...
1984 is over. The defense is dominant.
Welcome back to 1985. The punky QB may have a different first name but he's got the same attitude. We may not have William Perry but most people don't know that Ogunleye is the Ugandan word for "to keep cool." The road to the Super Bowl is serving polish sausage.
We have Tank. . . not as big as the Fridge . . . and he is injured, but who is getting technical
July 23, 2006
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