Hey, my faithful readers...this is a post from April, but I really like it.
GOD, I hate the weather in Chicago.
Yesterday my Cubs had to cancel their game because of SNOW.
Yeah, I know...a bunch of teams have had to cancel games this year because of the crazy weather...the Cubs aren't alone in that regard. But this is my rant, so just let me be, okay?
It's just that when I am watching snow gently cascade down over a green playing field I'm usually watching football.
I miss football.
Although yesterday the NFL made my day because it was Schedule Release Day!!
I was so happy!
Leave me alone. I know that I am a total sports geek! But I gotta find joy in the little things these days.
So anyway, while I am not happy with the Bears schedule (the first three weeks are going to SUCK...we play San Diego, KC, and Dallas...all good teams, and we are probably going to be down Tank Johnson and Lance Briggs...) I am ESTATIC that there are only 2 weeks during the entire season that the Bears and the Steelers are playing at the same time!!
Yeah. I can see the look of confusion/wonderment/disbelief on your face now.
I love football. And while I was born a Bears fan, I have grown to appreciate the sheer beauty of the Steelers. So I am a fan of both teams. The problem is that I can't watch two football games at the same time (duh!). Oh, and that pesky "Regional" coverage on the networks means that since Pittsburgh isn't in my "region" that I don't always get to see the Steelers play.
Well, I decided mid-season last year that I am ponying up the money for DirectTV's NFL Season Ticket this year so I can watch whatever damn football game I want to watch. This means, dear readers, that for 24 out of 26 glorious weeks (5 pre-season weeks, 17 regular-season weeks, 4 post-season weeks) I will be able to watch both of my teams! I won't have to pick one over the other!!
I am absolutely giddy at the prospect! Thank you, scheduling gurus of the NFL, for Christmas in April!