Sunday, January 21, 2007

Super Bowl XLI and the complications of young love

Bear down, Chicago Bears,
make every play clear the way to victory;

Bear down, Chicago Bears,
put up a fight with a might so fearlessly.

We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation
with your T-formation.

Bear down, Chicago Bears,
and let them know why you're wearing the crown.

You're the pride and joy of Illinois,
Chicago Bears, bear down.

We may have been singing the familiar Al Hoffman lyric (above) earlier this evening. At one point in his stubborn young life, Oldest Son insisted that I had made up this song; he didn't believe it was real. That was a long time ago....

Right now, we're pretty happy here... even though I lost a nickel on the game.

But, you know, life just got more complicated for Older Daughter. I mean, she lives in Indianapolis. Her boyfriend is a huge Colts fan. And she will be forced to choose.

No, it won't be quite as public as it was for Brady Quinn's sister in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl... but it will be difficult for Older Daughter nonetheless. Oldest Son has already started the email duel with Older Daughter's boyfriend.

Let the hype begin.

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Shelly Franz said...

Chris's grandmother and I have been exchanging congratulatory emails all day. At least most of his family are Bears fans. And mine, (being either deceased or from Texas) just don't care...

Shel