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Frigid Soldier Field

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Jan. 16, 2011 at 7:45 am with 12 Comments »
January 16, 2011 7:45 am

A reported 10 degrees at Soldier Field as dozens of workers are raking ice chunks off the “grass” and filling in damaged areas. They’re pulling in the heated siideline seats. early sightings of Obo and Stokley checking out the turf. Line coach Art Valero is out there wearing shorts.

Current cold streak said to be worst in several winters in Chicago. It did not discourage tailgaters as the parking lot was very active. Morning news report told of tickets still available on-line for this game … at face value. The big ticket is for next week, when many of the Bears fans are anticipating a meeting with the rival Packers.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    What shade of brown is the grass, Dave? Here’s hoping those fans looking ahead are mighty disappointed.

  2. bayareahawkfan says:

    Yes, here’s hoping the Seahawks teach the city of Chicago a life lesson – carpe diem, and all that.

    Duke, I can sense how anxious you are from here.

    I have a good feeling about this, to paraphrase and invert Han Solo’s famous line.

    Bring the physically along both lines that you showed in the earlier game, ‘Hawks, and (in the words of one of the callers to Brock and Salk last week) “beat the respect out of [the doubters]“.

    SEA!!! HAWKS!!!

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in like 3 days.

    “Beat the respect out of the doubters”… I like that.

  4. bayareahawkfan says:

    Just saw Schefter tweet that Lofa is active for today’s game. That’s huge.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Lofa’s been cleared! Great news.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Oops, beat me to it. That is huge.

  7. bayareahawkfan says:

    I just got the most sleep I’ve had in a month (no beer with dinner and my infant daughter only woke up once in the night).

    I’m about to go pull on my #8 jersey and grab some coffee – the closest thing to tailgating I’ve been able to do since last season.

    Let’s get a fast start, get out to a lead, and get ti Cutler early. Put that pressure on Martz right away to pull out the circus plays and start chucking.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    I agree, got to get Cutler dirty and the earlier the better. On offense, run at Peppers and attack the middle of the field.

  9. seahawks12thman says:

    I am wondering how ‘changed’ this Bears team is compared to the one we beat earlier in the season. I watched a few sports shows that keep talking of how the Bears have ‘progressed’ since then. We’ll see soon enough.

    One thing I suspect is they’ll try all sorts of stunts on the d-line, since the last meeting resulted in Peppers being rendered useless by Okung. Unless Peppers has some drastically new moves or they relocate him to the other side of the line we should see the same results.

    Go Hawks!

  10. BobbyAyala says:

    All you need to know about Bears fans is there’s tickets still available.

    For a playoff game.

    Playing Soldier Field is like playing at Qwest for Matty Ballgame, it might be a little louder, but that’s just the wind whipping through his earhole.

    This one’s already over.

    Let’s get to the Packers already.

    Go Hawks.

  11. BobbyA – you’ve changed your tune mightily compared to what you were writing earlier this year! Actually, almost all of us have! I’m with you!

    We suck. We’re good. We suck. We’re good.

    As long as we’re the last man standing!!!

  12. Matty had his hip drained last night.

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