…and it’s up Lovie Smith’s tuchas.

In the afterglow of a Gigantic boatrace v. NY, the Packers now face another do-or-die situation against the Chicago Bears next Sunday on the electronically unfrozen DD GrassMaster of Lambeau Field. In order to stuff more cash into Rupert Murdock’s pants, the game has been shifted to a 3:15pm (CST) start.

If PHL throws up on itself and somehow loses to MN on tomorrow night, CHI secures the second playoff seed and will likely be more docile at Lambeau next weekend. For that matter, even if PHL wins on Tuesday but somehow manages to lose their noon tilt on Sunday, the Mortgage Lenders of the Midway will still find themselves with a first round bye.

But if none of that happens and the Bears have something to play for next Sunday, it says here they will take down my beloved Packers. I don’t feel this way because I believe CHI is that good. Heck, I don’t even think they are better than the grotesquely diminished Packers (the second most injured team in the NFL–how’s that for a marketing slogan for ’11?). But as I have been saying for months, every season has at least once surprise team, a club everyone has overlooked or written off; this year, it’s the Bears. Luck has gone their way since Week One when one of the worst calls in memory went their way, wiping the winning Lions TD off the board. They then caught the Cowboys at the front end of their meltdown and were the recipient of a franchise record penalty orgy by the Packers, riding those 18 flags to a three point win at Solider Field. Their luck has held all season, as evidenced by the play this past Sunday when Jay Cutler’s pass to his intended receiver was batted down in an excellent play by a Jets defender…and right into the arms of Johnny Knox, who as inexplicably standing nearby. Even Franco Harris thought that was lucky. Oh, and if that isn’t enough, CHI is one of the league’s healthiest teams, too.

So, Packers fans, get ready for disappointment next Sunday. Somehow the Bears will find their way to victory, likely in some excruciating, improbable manner. And after the game, when Lovie Smith takes his copy of Sports Illustrated into the Bears Den, rabbit’s feet will no doubt pour forth…

 

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  • foundinidaho

    Oh, ye of little faith. Be prepared to eat crow. Go Pack Go.

  • Chris

    Prepared? Hell, I am hoping to do so!

  • http://www.pocketdoppler.com BigSnakeMan

    I’ll supply the glaze…..

    Or, if you prefer, the Secret Stadium Sauce. ;)

  • http://PocketDoppler Carol

    Chris, I certainly hope you’re wrong….or I’ll be eating plenty of crow at work Monday morning. (Tho my boss will be the first to tell you Da Bears are the Surprise of 2010.)
    Like a lot of The Faithful, I back my team no matter what….but I’ll admit those beliefs aren’t always based in reality. Let’s hope the bunnies’ feets are green-and-gold this week!

  • Chris

    I just have a bad feeling about this one. Of course, I had a bad feeling about the NYG game, too. So perhaps it is another misreading of the situation. Here’s hoping that’s the case.

    What makes me unease is CHI’s good luck this season–really, it’s been ridiculous. You can game-plan for a lot of things, but luck is hard to defense.

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