Sports Hypeless or Hopeless? You make the call!
posted by November 12 at 9:21 AMon
Let the countdown to next Sunday’s Bears-Seahawks battle begin. This epic showdown between two teams—one mediocre, the other really pretty bad—promises not much. Yesterday’s Bears-Raiders game was perhaps the most boring and badly played football game I’ve seen this century, and the Seahawks-49ers game for tonight doesn’t look like it’ll be much better.
Nonetheless, once I shell out umpty-hundred dollars to some season-ticket holder who’s given up on his team (thanks, anonymous stub-hubber!), and bought a ticket for a flight that leaves Chicago mere hours after my weekly bar shift ends, it’s psychologically necessary to come up with some reason to give a shit. So, tonight I’ll live-slog the Seahawks game, looking to see how they might handle our ridiculously inept offense, our clueless defense, or our pretty good special teams. (And holding up an NFL teams’ kicking and punting units as a strong point is like pointing out that the utterly unattractive person you just endured a blind date with “has a nice personality”).
So, I’m primarily interested in feedback about the quality of the food at Qwest Field. Anybody have any recommendations? I’ll be in line for concessions with the nephew a lot, I suspect, as there won’t be much on the field worth staying in the seats for. And how much is the beer? I might have to take out a bank loan before I head for Midway on Chicago’s sterling mass transit.