Sunday, January 21, 2007
Is it the beer?
I feel 16 again.
What a great day to be a football fan. My team killed and the Colts-Pats was one of the best playoff games in recent history.
During Chicago's 39-14 win over the Saints today, I started out drinking some Goose Island, Chicago's finest beer. The Bears went up 16-0. Around that time, I switched to this blueberry wheat ale I had in my fridge. Tasty, but not what one would call a very manly football beer.
I drank the first one, and the Saints drove down the field to make it 16-7 before halftime.
I drank the second one, and the Saints scored again on an incredible reception by Reggie Bush.
"I think my beer jinxed the Bears," I said to my friend Bob.
"You're drinking blueberry beer during a football game?" he asked. "What are you thinking?"
"You're right," I said. "I better switch back to the Goose Island."
I did, and the Bears promptly scored a safety and eventually added three more touchdowns. "I think it was my beer," I said. "I almost killed my team's mojo with my fruity wheat beer."
I will be drinking Goose Island exclusively during the Super Bowl. I will also a) not shave, as I did not today, and b) wear the same Bears hoodie that I wore today. I just can't take any chances.
Yes, I need professional help.