The Chicago Bears are 6-5 and tied for first place. The Minnesota Vikings are 2-8-1 and in last place. This is the game the Bears needed. The Bears should win this game fairly easily.
This game is like a mother's hug. It is coming at a great time for the Bears, who have been struggling. They need a big warm hug from mom and then all the world is okay again. That big hug will be represented by the bad Vikings and the Bears should respond positively.
At the playoff viewing party for the Chicago Rush last season, I sat at the bar next to an energetic woman, who warned me she would be screaming throughout the game. I am fine with all of that. I loved the Rush, too.
It was only at halftime that I learned she was Coach Bob McMillen's mom. I was able to get some interesting perspective while watching next to her. I have watched with coaches, players, executives, writers and more, but never a mother of someone involved. This was a great time and Mama McMillen was delightful.
Of course, with the good, comes the bad. The Rush are no more. Coach McMillen is now in Los Angeles. I am still saddened by that news. I really had grown to love the Rush. I even got to know their families!
Mama McMillen and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2013.