Today, the Chicago Bears (2-1) face the Detroit Lions (4-0) and I am at the game. I am combining two regular features, by having today's post be subtitled:Celebrity Jersey Cards #73 Jay Cutler & George Plimpton. Each man/card represents one of the combatants.
Obviously, I have to start with Jay Cutler making his first Celebrity Jersey Card appearance, but he is not wearing a Bears uni. Instead, he is sporting the Indian head sweater of the Blackhawks, Chicago's last champion. Hopefully, some of that championship lustre rubbed off on Cutler.
I was never a big fan of the Lions, but I did enjoy George Plimpton's book, Paper Lion. Plimpton once suited up for a pre-season game for the Lions. He has also been a sideline guest. Plimpton's Celebrity Jersey Card comes from his sidelines days, not from the book or subsequent movie (Alan Alda played Plimpton in the film version).