While the locals here are disappointed in the demise of the Bears, I prefer to look on the bright side.
Namely, January weekends will be void of Cowboys and Patriots this year. Both teams were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday.
I'm sick and tired of seeing the Cowboys on national TV every week. I just stop watching after awhile. I don't care about their "elite talent." They are just a 9-7 team that can't stop bickering amongst themselves.
I don't know what ESPN's Ed Werder is going to do now that he doesn't have the Terrell Owens and Tony Romo saga to cover each day. Personally, I won't miss those reports at all.
And BTW, Rex Grossman still has two more career wins in the playoffs than Romo. Grossman has two, and Romo has none.
Good riddance to the Patriots, too. Bill Belichick can be a genius some other year. I'll enjoy the peace of Boston-free playoffs, for what little I'll watch of them.
It's hockey and college basketball season now.