Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Papa Bear

This is my 13-year-old son Tom, who played Pop Warner football for a team called the Bears this year. Tom played quarterback, running back and linebacker and this is his third season playing football. For Dad, football is a very exciting game to watch, and I can't help getting passionate about rooting for da' Bears.

There is a funny coincidence in this, because in 1984 and 1985, I covered the Chicago Bears while a sportswriter in Chicago for AP. Those with long memories will remember the magical 1985 Bears who Super Bowl Shuffled all the way to the championship. In 25 years, that may be the best assignment I ever had, and Tom's team brought back memories of that. Wonder if the Cougs will need him?

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