On Sunday night as I got ready for bed I took off my bracelet. I took a poll of my friends that I watched the game with and they agreed - it probably made more sense to take it off and then put it back on before the season opener next year. Embroidery floss does not really keep.
Am I crazy sad that the Bears aren't going to the Super Bowl? Of Course. I am fairly certain that the fans of approximately 30 of the teams in the NFL are sad that their teams aren't going to the Super Bowl. But it stings to get so close and then watch it all fall apart and have no one to blame it on but your own team.
This is the epic downfall of liking football. I have enough disappointment in my life without relying on multi-millionaire professional athletes to do what I want them to. They don't understand that I painted my nails blue and wore a ridiculous hat in excitement. They don't really care that I was sooooo careful not to shittalk too much the week before the game because I didn't want to jinx anything.
And now its all over. A Packers - Steelers Super bowl is going to be equally as boring as the Cardinals - Steelers super bowl two or three years ago. The best part of that Super Bowl. That was the first time I ever had my friend Alex's mint brownies - which are the best brownies in the universe (I will not listen to any arguments on this topic).
I did just find this (well, my friend J-dawg did) and I think it may be the funniest thing I've read in a few weeks. Funny - and true for the most part. I am sorry to hate, but I tend to call a spade a spade when given the opportunity.
This blog is kind of wandering - when I started writing/thinking about it on Sunday night there were a lot of emotions (mostly sadness and disappointment - oh and pure rage) but its kind of all over now. I'm over it - if the stress I felt over the NFC title game was a good indicator - I probably would have passed out due to Super Bowl stress - so maybe its better that the Bears only got this far.
And I'll put on the bracelet next Fall and we'll see how it goes.