I'm conflicted over who should win the NFC Championship
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Yes, there are many things in the world that are far more important. But the matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers has brought back some sweet memories.
Since my Colts were less than stellar this year with numerous injuries and won't be playing in the Super Bowl, I would usually turn to my second team...the Bears. Having lived in northwest Indiana several years and a daughter who lived in Chicago for 9 years, I felt a bond with the city. I always got a thrill driving up Lake Shore drive and past Soldier Field in it's beautiful setting by the lake. But the Packers have a hold on me, too. My very first memories are of my dad holding me on his lap and reading the Sunday comics to me after church. Then we would stay there and watch football on our fuzzy black and white TV. He was (and still is) an avid Packer fan. I'm not sure when or why he became one, but they have always been his favorite team. I think my love of football was started in those early days. I knew what a "down" was long before any of my friends.
So I guess I'll be happy with whoever wins on Sunday. I know my dad will be thrilled if he gets to cheer his team in the Super Bowl. But I know this brought back memories of my very happy childhood and that's "priceless".