Happy Thanksgiving! The only thing that goes with this holiday more than family, turkey and stuffing is a full three-course serving of FOOTBALL! For a change, all of the games look to be really interesting and have playoff implications for the Bears. Here’s who I’ll be rooting for, which I think most benefit the Beloved.
Green Bay at Detroit
Maybe I’m dating myself, but do you guys remember the show Happy Days? The too cool Fonzie could never admit he was wrr…wrrooo….wrrrrrong.
In a similar way, it is against my very nature, against the core of my being, but on this Thanksgiving, I will be rooting for the Packers. I admit that by rooting for the Pack, I am conceding the division to a certain extent. I also recognize that the Lions are currently tied with the Bears and that’s out closest competition.
Go PPPP. Go PA… I can’t do it, but I’ll be rooting for them.
Miami at Dallas
The Cowboys are one of the hottest teams in the NFC and nipping right at the Bears’ heels for a Wild Card spot. In fact, they put in a waiver claim on Kyle Orton in an attempt to block the Bears from getting him. (Doesn’t matter; the Chiefs were awarded the claim anyway). Nevertheless, it’s not hard for me to root against Jerry Jones and “America’s team”. The more losses they can pile up, the better for the Bears. Just keep Leon Lett locked up.
San Francisco at Baltimore
It’s the Brother Bowl or the Har-bowl if you prefer and Jim takes his 49ers into Baltimore to take on John and his Ravens. San Fran could clink a playoff spot with a win and could be clinching the NFC West in a matter of a couple of weeks. The 49ers could be in competition with the Packers for home field advantage. I’ll be rooting against San Fran for this reason: if the Packers have the #1 seed locked up by Christmas, that game could become more winnable for the Bears. The more games the Nines lose in the next few weeks can indirectly help the Bears.
Enjoy that Turkey and have fun cheering for the teams that can hell the Bears.