Contact Us

NFL Kickoff – How I Spent My Weekend

This weekend was NFL Kickoff weekend. Starting with the Ravens / Broncos game on Thursday night, and ending with the Chargers / Texans game tonight.

Of course, my focus was on the Chicago Bears / Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday.

Some insight for those that don’t know: I grew up in Chicago and have been watching Bears football for a long time. I never really got into other sports. I have seen my share of Cubs and Sox games. I have been to one Bulls game and one Blackhawks game.

I am really excited about this season. Yes – I am sad that Urlacher retired. Yes – I am disappointed that Lovie couldn’t do better with the team. But we move on with a new season – a few familiar faces, some new faces, and a new head coach – Marc Trestman.

Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Because I had a broadcast at Menards on Sunday, I knew I wouldn’t be able to see the beginning of the game, so I taped it (yes – tape, as in VCR).

I got home, worked around the house, then finally sat down to watch the game…at 9:30pm. Cold beer in hand, bowl of chips at my side. Yea! Chicago Bears season has arrived!

I watched the first half of the game, fast forwarded through the halftime show, then started to watch the second half.

Next thing I know, I open my eyes as I hear “…and the Chicago Bears come from behind to win over the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21.”

I have to work this coming Sunday with a broadcast at Timber Point Health Care in Camp Point. If the game is shown on WGEM-FOX and I am able to record this game (Ben Marth – I’m talking to you!), I think I will start to watch my tape sooner.

More from 97.9 KICK-FM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://979kickfm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 97.9 KICK FM, Today's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 97.9 KICK FM, Today's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!