Thursday, January 25, 2007

Superbowl XLI It's Glamourous vs Glamourless

Two Midwest Powerhouses will collide one week from this Sunday in Miami in this year's Superbowl. The Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts represent 2 cities that are close in distance but lightyears apart in lifestyle.
Representing the NFC is the Bears from Chicago, home to Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Ernie Banks, Kathy Brock, Lou Piniella and Wrigley Field, large enough to have 2 major league baseball teams. Chicago's last Superbowl appearance was 1986 when Walter Payton and William "The Refridgerator" Perry lead the team to it's only Superbowl win. It is good that the team that barely knocked our Seahawks out of this year's playoffs is the one going to the Superbowl.
The Colts (from the AFC) are playing in their first Superbowl since their midnight move from Baltimore some 20 years ago. Indianapolis has the Indy 500 and is capital of Indiana, and has a small town feel to it. It will also be the first Superbowl for Superstar quarterback Peyton Manning.
Two other Superbowls that had teams from neighboring cities were in 1995 when the San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers and 1991 when the New York Giants defeated the
Buffalo Bills

1 comment:

Dave Zarkin said...

Other famous Bears: Gayle Sayers, Mike Ditka (coach) and George Hallas, who was the owner and coach if I am not mistaken. Bears fans are a hearty group, enduirng unbelievable windchills on Lake Michigan in Soldier Field. Also Chicago and now Illinois are very blue Democratic. Plus Sen. Barak Obama rocks.