Sunday, February 04, 2007

Da Bearz Lose. That's a Shame.

Close. I was so-o-o-o-o close on my final score call. I predicted 34-17 Colts, with Da Bearz perhaps getting a score on a return from Hester (check, opening kick off), points off a defensive turnover (check, TD eventually off a fumble recovery), etc. Of course, the final was 29-17 Colts. I also said that the weather could aid Da Bearz in keeping it close. The downpour throughout the game, and the resultant turnovers by both teams, helped keep things close until almost half way through the final quarter. But Da Bearz QB, Rex Grossman, played like he has most of the season and turned the ball over enough -- and with a killer interception returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter -- to give the Colts a 12 point win.

The Colts left a few points on the field: a missed extra point, a missed field goal, some other scoring opportunities as well. But they thoroughly outplayed Da Bearz. The Colts -- the better team -- won. Chicago sports talk shows should be quite entertaining this week.

I hope they have enough air mattresses spread throughout Chicago so all those "fans" jumping off Da Bearz bandwagon won't get too badly hurt.