I'll admit, I'm not an all the time Bears fan. I'm not an all the time any sports fan really. I like watching teams when they're winning and there's excitement. I was that way with the Bulls, and the Sox and of course the Cubs. But I don't mind watching sports (which is a good thing since there is now a man in the house), I just like watching them more when there's something to be excited about. Maybe not being a "true" Bears fan is why I'm not really feeling the excitement this time around. Maybe it's because I'm older and it's not as easy to get caught up in the hoopla with you're 34 as it is when you're 13. Maybe it's because I, along with most real Bears fans, am amazed that they actually made it to the Super Bowl despite the efforts of their quarterback.
But fear not, I will be there in two weeks, rooting for the Bears (though I really like Manning better than Grossman), and I'm sure I'll get caught up in the excitement if the Bear's bring home the trophy. And since I now work only a few blocks from LaSalle and the inevitable starting point of a victory parade, I might even feign sickness to bask in the ticker tape.