Do the Bears even merit a mention? Yes, they kept up with the Packers, and managed not to suffer a humiliating 48-0 shut-out. But most of the Packers errors occurred when there was nary a Bear in sight. (Falling, dropping, sliding, etc.) So really, Chicago weather and the un-domed Soldier Field deserve all the credit. Go, weather, go.
Luckily, I was warm and cozy in a booth at Q’s Billiards, with my own private TV upon which to watch Cutler throw more picks than you’d see on a platter of cocktail weenies. I have long been a fan of Q’s for football Sundays. The breakfast and burgers (lunch starts at 11:30) are perfectly acceptable, the nachos look and smell amazing (I almost grabbed one off of a Packer fan’s plate when he wasn’t looking) and they even have coffee with little French Vanilla creamer-food.
But it’s the eye-candy that brings you back. Guys of all ages, relaxed, comfortable in their natural habitat, watching a two-story wall of TVs, hoping to be the fantasy football king. And ladies, you gotta love your odds — men outnumber women on Sunday mornings by a ration of like, 20-1.
As for these two BUMS (my Dad always says that, LOVE it!), gentlemen, it’s time to go. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.