Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bears, Saints, and No Free TVs

Looks like the Bears are going to pull this one out against the Saints and advance to the Super Bowl. Who's happy about this? Bears fans? Well, yes. But who's happier? Cowboy Maloney's Electric City in Mississippi.

Back in training camp, they ran a promotion on flat screen TVs. Buy one then and if the Saints went on to win the Super Bowl this year, purchasers would get their money back. More than 80 shoppers took them up on the deal to the tune of about $1 million. And who really thought the Saints would go all the way anyway? Safe bet, right? But here we are in January and the Saints are playing a division championship game, one win away from playing in the Super Bowl. You know the owners of Cowboy Maloney's Electric City have been sweating bullets while Drew Brees has been throwing them.

Thankfully for them, Brees and his team haven't continued their recent magic and the Bears are winning by a score of 39-14 with four minutes left in the contest. No free TVs for 80-something extra sad Saints fans today.

In other news, my wife told me that a pregnant woman induced labor Friday so that her husband could go to Soldier Field to watch his team play. I imagine that the doctor was proud to announce that it was (classic Ditka voice here) Da-Boy.

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