Oh, Lord, the football hype between Chicago and Green Bay is getting just a bit silly. Help!, I am an innocent bystander caught between their crossfires.
My college classmate, Fritz Laeser of Edgewater Inn & Cottages wrote last Wednesday:
Aaron Rodgers, who art in Lambeau, Hallowed be thine arm. Thy bowl will come, it will be won, in Dallas as it was in Lambeau. Give us this Sunday our weekly win and forgive the less-passers as you will not let them pass against us. Lead us not into frustration, but deliver us from the Da Bears. For thine is the MVP, the best of the NFC, and the glory of the Cheeseheads, now and forever. Go get’em. Amen
Meanwhile, Mike Bonadonna who was our fellow Townhall chatter of those CompuServe days had his own version of the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Papa, Who art a Bear, Hallowed be thy fame, Thy championship come, Thy play be run, At home as it is away, Give us this day our Sunday win, And forgive us our turnovers, Though we pounce on those who turnover against us, And lead us not into fourth and long, But deliver us from Rogers. In the name of Ditka, Butkus & the Holy Payton. As it was in 1985, so shall it be in 2011, reign without end. DA BEARS.