Triskaidekaphobic, Anyone?

Today’s weather word in the Sun-TImes is “triskaidekaphobic,” which we all know means what? Fear of the number 13, of course. You don’t think I had to look that up, do you? I had not realized that today is Friday the 13th, but these are the kind of things you can learn in a morning newspaper. I am not superstitious, however, and believe that those who suffer from this phobia are quite deranged.

Anyhoo, what I really want to say is, the Bears are playing a playoff game this weekend and I am excited about it, although it appears that the tundra will not be so frozen at Soldier Field on Sunday. Still, I remain positive about their chances. They’ve lost many a playoff game in the cold, so it really shouldn’t make a difference what the weather is. The point is, they’re good this year, so they should win. Yes, that is my prediction.

5 Comments so far

  1. Ben (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    Mr. Doom,

    Do you think the Bears have a chance to go to the Superbowl? I haven’t been able to pay as much attention to the season as I would have liked, but from what I see, the Bears defense should carry them pretty far and Grossman seems to be producing. It is the 20 year anniversary, so that would be SWEET.

  2. Danny Doom (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 11:01 am

    it would be sweet if they played New England on the 20th anniversary of the Superbowl. and won 46-10.

    i’ve watched every game except for two when i was in Australia, and my feeling is that they can beat anyone in the NFC but would have a tough time against AFC teams like Indianapolis or Denver. Grossman is the big unknown. If the offense can manage to improve even slightly, they may be able to do it. Because they got this far with a pretty shitty offense.

  3. steven (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 11:38 am

    All the radio stations are saying the Bears will win. But it’s not as if Carolina came out of nowhere…weren’t they picked to win it all this year? And the Bears were slotted to place last. Shows how much the sportswriters know.

    Imagine this: the Sox AND the Bears winning it all in the same year. Now if only my Cubs would get their heads out of their arses.

    We need more sports talk on this site…

  4. Danny Doom (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 11:56 am

    I’m doing what I can, Steven. But talking about the Cubs is so painful. As someone who was at Game 7 in 2003 it is obvious that the window has closed. such great pitching but so fragile.

  5. steven (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

    I had tix to game 2 that series, but I had to sell them. And they were thinking of trading Prior? They would have been up shit creek had that happened, even if we did get Tejada. Last time I checked, Tejada couldn’t strike out anyone.

    But it’s Bears season now. Be nice to get another championship for the city.

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