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Mikey / January 19, 2007 10:53 AM

The Saints scare the hell outta me...

So many offensive weapons: Brees (whom I stupidly traded in my fantasy league early in the season), Deuce, Bush, Horn and Colston (my brilliant waiver wire pickup in the same fantasy league who was instrumental in my championship run), etc...

That being said, I think the Bears will find a way to pull off a victory!

vit / January 19, 2007 10:57 AM

only if I can find someone or some place fun to watch it. There is no way I can watch football alone as I'm not a huge fan, but I'm a shameless bandwagoner when they are doing well.

I'm hoping they can pull it off. I'd love to see them go to the superbowl. However, if not, I'd settle for another Pats victory (they are the other team I cheer for when the Bears let me down).

Any suggestions?

Where is a good place for a girl to catch a football game?

Emerson Dameron / January 19, 2007 11:09 AM

I might watch it, if I can find friends, beer, and a working television.

The Saints have to win the Super Bowl, don't they? Then we can just forget about that whole hurricane business. Like when the Patriots cleansed our souls of 9/11.

Andrew / January 19, 2007 11:22 AM

I was a Bears fan as a kid, but then when I was a teenager and couldn't care less about football, I decided to root for the Saints, simply because I liked the fleur de lys and wanted to support the underdog.

As I've gotten older, I've begun to give a shit about football (why, I dunno) and I became a Bears fan again. And in the meantime New Orleans has become my spiritual home away from home (completely unrelated to football and nothing to do with Katrina).

So now the Saints and the Bears are playing each other. I'm rooting for the Bears, but if the Saints win, I won't be that upset.

Caffeine Free / January 19, 2007 11:22 AM

Emerson, I must agree. My friends have a Super Bowl party every year, and that first New England game was quite fun because the drinking game included taking a swig everytime they mentioned something patriotic.

As for the game, we will be watching from home in NYC...I haven't gotten to see many out here.

It would be really awesome if they made it to the Super Bowl, but I'm not holding my breath...

skafiend / January 19, 2007 11:45 AM

Well, seeing as how this year's Bears team has defied every expectation I had of them, of course they will make it to the Super Bowl. I concluded so many times this season that Lovie was the wrong coach, Rex was the wrong QB, without Berrian, Harris and Brown they were done, but there they are one game from the Super Bowl. So, yes, they will win just to make a fool out of me. Again.

And I am making a limited time offer: I will sit and watch the game with whomever wants provided they buy the beer for the whole game. While I won't profess to be able to offer top-notch game commentary, I can promised to make pithy comments about the action that have relatively little to do with the game, will point out any ridiculous comments made by the announcer ("The Bears HAVE to control the ball to win!" Really, Brian Baldinger? Duh!), and laugh at only the really funny commercials and not just the stupid guy-gets-hit-in-the-crotch commercials. I also have my own Bears hat and will try to limit my drinking. Make me an offer!

Erin / January 19, 2007 12:00 PM

I'll be watching the game and cheering on the Bears, but I'm not too confident in us securing a trip to the Super Bowl.

If the Saints do win, I will definitely be rooting for them no matter if they play the Colts or the Pats.

mike / January 19, 2007 12:05 PM

Can they? Of course they can. It's gonna' be tough though. The way the Bears D has been playing, Rex & Co. might find themselves having to outscore New Orleans in a shootout, and that's almost certainly a losing proposition for Chicago. I'm hoping for the best and bracing for the worst.

Carrie / January 19, 2007 12:11 PM

I admit, I'm not a huge football fan, but I am also a bandwagoner... Therefore, if I'm not napping I'll be watching the game. Not sure if I'll be at home or force other non-football fans to a bar. I should really try and make it through one Sunday without a nap, so yeah, maybe a bar.

Vit- my sister likes Piece for baseball games (I like it for their mashed potato pizza) Anyway, that might be a good spot for a gal to catch a football game.

Tobermory / January 19, 2007 12:19 PM

Husband and I will be at a friend's house to watch the game. Since I have little to no interest in football (I may be the only Chicago native to NOT have watched the '85 Superbowl) beyond ponying up my contribution for the office square board, I plan on bringing a book and maybe comfortable shoes and an iPod so if it's not too cold I can go for a walk.

skafiend / January 19, 2007 12:24 PM

Oh, and I'll probably be watching the game at a Wrigleyville or Andersonville bar, but not one of the loud, rowdy ones...

JB / January 19, 2007 1:14 PM

last week the bf and I watched it at the neighborhood corner tavern. it was filled with bears fans EXCEPT for my bf (who is from the Pac NW). we got lots of stares, but also a free lunch. i'll definitely be heading back there this week.

superbowl week? i'm too nervous to make that call. don't want to jinx anything.

Pam / January 19, 2007 1:32 PM

I'd rather gouge out one of my own eyeballs than watch a football game. Then you could call me 'Ol One Eye.

I hope the Bears win because it will make everyone happy, but I won't be watching.

p / January 19, 2007 1:43 PM

F ALL THE BALONEY. BEARS WILL WIN. THEY ARE THE BEARS. LETS' GO BEARS!! LET'S GO BEARS!! I'LL BE WATCHING THE GAME FROM SOLDIERS' FIELD SAYING LET'S GO BEARS, LET'S GO BEARS!!! also- LET'S GO BEARS!!! Good place for a gal to watch the game might be Harrigan's on diversey and halsted. Or a similar spot which would have plenty of high-fives but not full-on beer spraying. By the way, usage of the word gal/gals is gentlemanly and dapper and the way to go. My grandpa used it alot and he knew what was up. LET'S. GO. BEARS!!!

Appleby / January 19, 2007 2:16 PM

This Sunday, I'm planning to go to a couple of places that are usually overcrowded on weekends. For me, that will be the greatest pleasure that the Bears game will provide: empty space.

robin.. / January 19, 2007 2:45 PM

I'll watch, but I fear (fear!) that the Bears, tho they might win against NO if Grossman can keep it together and make a little magic, cannot win in the SB against the Patriots, who I fear will win against the Colts. So, in order to see the Pats lose the SB (a prospect that unexpectedly delights me, as a transplant to Boston), I need the magic Saints to beat the Bears.

All the same, GO BEARS!!! A Bears victory over the Pats in the Super Bowl would be very, very sweet.

p / January 19, 2007 2:52 PM

did somebody just say GO BEARS!!!?? I think so. EVERYBODY NOW, SO IT'S REALLY LOUD..........GO BEARS!!!!! CAN I GET A GO BEARS!!!!???

fluffy / January 19, 2007 2:59 PM


paul / January 19, 2007 3:03 PM

If nothing else, the Bears have been damn entertaining this year. Winning by sheer determination many times but mostly winning by sheer luck. If they get to the Super Bowl, it will be more from pure fate, than by their performance.

But who cares when there's a much bigger game on TV Sunday night!

I'm talking of course about Chicago's Chef Homaro Cantu battling Chef Morimoto on Iron Chef America, Sunday Night at 8PM on the Food Network. Some folks are even going to a bar to watch it a big screen!.

Marilyn / January 19, 2007 3:19 PM

This whole food competition thing is so weird. I mean, when you watch clothing designers or models compete, you can join in the judging. But food? You can't taste it - what's the fun in watching someone else eat and tell the contestant it tastes like paste in toilet water!

As to the Bears, I used to be huge fan, but I got tired of wasting all that time watching a game riddled with commercials. Don't watch sports much at all anymore. I don't care who wins, though NOLA could sure use the boost more than we need it.

George Halas Rules / January 19, 2007 3:47 PM


I can't stand this whole "Cinderella Theme" New Orleans has going on.

Cinderella is a whore!

She leaves clothes behind!

Keep her in March, she fits in better there.


George Halas Rules / January 19, 2007 3:48 PM


I can't stand this whole "Cinderella Theme" New Orleans has going on.

Cinderella is a whore!

She leaves clothes behind!

Keep her in March, she fits in better there.


ken / January 19, 2007 3:50 PM

I've never really been much of a Bears fan. I used to like the Vikings when I was a kid and my parents moved me to MN. Now I'm more a fan of college ball, where they still play with passion and don't act like overpaid prima donnas. (The national championship was some truly exciting football to watch)

I would like to see the Bears win - hopefully it will cheer this otherwise surly city up a bit, on the other hand I think New Orleans could really use the proverbial shot-in-the-arm, and (Sorry everyone) given that the Bears are lacking personnel wise, the Saints stand a better chance at winning the Super Bowl.

Saints Fan / January 19, 2007 4:44 PM

As one born and raised in Louisiana, I will be watching the game in the safety of my own home.

Geaux Saints!!

eep / January 19, 2007 5:15 PM

I will not be watching, as Big Games like this Sunday's make me nervous.

Leelah / January 19, 2007 7:15 PM

I'll be a Cowboys fan till the bitter end, but I'd like to see the Bears beat the Saints. As for who will win... I can't make a prediction on this one... it really could go either way.

maardvark / January 20, 2007 1:30 AM

Okay, so I was born and raised in central Indiana. My parents, however, are both New Orlenians (met there and moved to Indiana). I went to law school in Boston. And I've lived in Chicago for the past six-ish years. The result is that I'm even more confused about whom to root for than Ditka is. Both games will be great.

My predictions however:

Saints over Bears (too much Brees and Colston as opposed to too much Rex)

Colts over Patriots (too much Peyton, too much dome, too much bad luck bound to turn around one of these days)

Colts over saints (too much talent).

Michael / January 20, 2007 3:10 PM

Bears wideouts will out run the aging cornerbacks of the Saints in an offensive shootout.

Who Dat?

Dat be Bernard Berrian, Rashied Davis, and Moose Muhammed.

Da Bears!

Carlotta / January 20, 2007 3:29 PM

You live & you die with your team. I'm a Steelers fan, so I'm dead this year.

I have a hard time believing that the Bears are that good. If they get to the Super Bowl, all well & good, but I don't think they're capable of beating an elite AFC team.

Still, Chicagoans deserve a little fun & excitement. Thus, I hope the Bears win & get to Miami.

Steve / January 20, 2007 6:26 PM

I'll have the game on, but be doing some writing or editing work as well.

My fearless prediction: Bears beat the Saints, but lost in the Super Bowl. And somewhere, Denny Green will be smiling.

die hard saints fan / January 20, 2007 7:12 PM

man dem saints gon win so who dat who dat who dat say they go beat them saints...............saints gon beat da fuck out da bears

Greg / January 20, 2007 11:55 PM

I find the stop-start of football incredibly boring in general, and haven't warmed up to any Chicago team since moving here (except the Fire). So while I'm always happy when the locals get tweaked, I don't care about either game tomorrow, and won't be watching.

Spook / January 21, 2007 2:52 AM

Oh when the saints, gooooo marching in, Ohhhh when the saints gooooo marrrrrching in. Oh How I'd lovvvvvve to be in that numberrrrr, Ohhhhhh when the saints gooooooo Marrrrrrrrrching in

Oh when the saints, (OH WHEN THE SAINTS)
go marching in, (GO MARCHING INNNNN)
Oh when the saints go marching in. Oh How I'd love to be in that hunberrrrr, Oh when the saints go Marching in!

Oh when the saints, gooooo marching in, Ohhhh when the saints gooooo marrrrrching in. Oh How I'd lovvvvvve to be in that numberrrrr, Ohhhhhh when the saints gooooooo Marrrrrrrrrching in

Oh when the saints, (OH WHEN THE SAINTS)
go marching in, (GO MARCHING INNNNN)
Oh when the saints go marching in. Oh How I'd love to be in that hunberrrrr, Oh when the saints go Marching in!

wisconsin born and raised / January 21, 2007 2:08 PM

yeah...i am a packer fan. so i could care less. better the bears than any other NFC team, i guess.

kelly / January 21, 2007 5:54 PM

what a great game. doesn't matter if you care about football or not, it is nice to see your city do well. go bears in the super bowl!

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