Sep 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings fan Syd Davy cheers for his team as they play the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
I don’t know about my fellow Bears fans, but it has been a rough week so far. Before I started talking about the match up between the Chicago Bears vs. Vikings, I wanted to take a moment and recognize one of the people who helped me become the die hard Bears fan that I am today.
I have always been a Cubs fan since birth, born and raised, but I was indifferent to football for most of my life. I knew who the Chicago Bears were, especially after 1985. I remember my Mom buying the Super Bowl Shuffle on cassette tape at the Jewel when I was 8 years old. I also remember playing it over and over, loving it. Yet, if my Dad asked me if I wanted to watch the Bears play, I would rather do something else.
Later on in my life, I happened to meet a wonderful person who happened to be a Bears Season Ticket holder. She inherited the tickets from her father and ended up purchasing them as Personal Seat Licenses or PSLs after the renovation of Soldier Field. One day she gifted me Bears tickets knowing that I was a fan, but had never been to a Bears game. I had a little more interest in football since being 8, but I wasn’t a die hard fan. Let me tell you, after I went to my first Bears game, I was forever changed. I don’t know what happened, but being there, at Soldier Field, changed my whole outlook on football.
Fast forward to today, here I am writing about the Bears, sharing my passion for the team that we all love. I wanted to thank you Rae, for sharing your tickets with me, helping me to open my eyes to one of the greatest football teams on the planet. You will be missed.
Okay, back to the current Bears, who suck by the way. They suck so bad that they are making me drink. I reached out to Adam Carlson, who is editor of the Fansided site for the Vikings, The Viking Age. Lucky for me, he isn’t too good at smack talking, because I honestly have nothing to smack talk about. “My wide receiver is a big idiot on twitter. Burn!” Yeah, that won’t work.