All I know for certain is that two weeks of pre-game programming will finally end in another eight hours.
It is impossible to go anywhere in Chicago and environs today without seeing people dressed in Bears paraphernalia. Bears flags are flying from cars, from front porches. The HDTV vendors have done a land office business these past couple weeks in Chicago, too. From what Older Daughter reports, it is no different in Indianapolis. And Oldest Son was essentially asked by the public authorities to leave the State of Indiana for the weekend. He was here last night, watching hours of documentary features on the '85 Bears on a cable network that he can't get in South Bend. "And we don't get NFL Network or ESPN News," he reports, with the shocked tone a normal person might use on discovering that the rented vacation home does not have running water). Imagine the horrors of not having two more channels with all pre-Super Bowl coverage all the time!
And people wonder why the game seldom lives up to the hype. Nothing could live up to this hype.
But I need to excuse myself and start getting on my game face.