Super Bowl XLI Rematch? Hardly…
Posted by sportsmaven on August 20, 2007
For those thinking that tonight’s Chicago Bears – Indianapolis Colts pre-season game on Monday Night Football is any kind of a rematch of Super Bowl XLI, I have news for you…..it’s not. It’s just a pre-season game, nothing more. Thankfully, I haven’t noticed any marketing that suggests otherwise (although I wouldn’t put it past anyone trying to hype a pre-season game in a pre-season that is at least two games too long).
(AP Photo/Dave Einsel)
For the Bears, this is a start of a new season, a season filled with as much promise as last season, maybe even more. The Bears offense may not surprise as it did last season, although it could be remarkable improved with the addition of TE Greg Olsen and another year of experience under the belt of QB Rex Grossman. This Bears team, at least on paper, looks to be even better than last season’s Super Bowl team. The true test of the Bears season begins in San Diego on September 9th against a Chargers team that is a Super Bowl favorite. Then the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys hit town in back to back weeks and finally for the month of September, the Detroit Lions. This is what will define the Bears season. Championships are not won in September, but they certainly can be lost and 3-1 is what is expected in this stretch of the season.
Memo to Chicago Bears fans for tonight: Super Bowl XLI was last year’s news, Super Bowl XLII is this year’s goal. If the Bears play to their potential, they are there. If not, nothing but disappointment and unfulfilled potential.