My office had a Bears Day – wear your team gear to the office – on Friday. Well, you don’t have to tell me twice. I wore my lucky Brian Urlacher jersey. And because one can’t clomp around in the office wearing one’s snow boots (and the heels I keep under my desk would look silly), I ran around on Friday wearing my slippers.
Toward the end of the day, a colleague laughed at my jersey, asking from whom I had borrowed it. I was clearly a couple of sizes too big. I hadn’t borrowed it from anyone. But I’ve lost some weight since I bought it. It seemed like time to get a new one.
As any sports fan knows, jerseys can get really expensive really quickly. The best quality, with the names and numbers sewn on can run $250.00.
Not in the budget. But Kohl’s had some replicas on sale and I picked one up on Saturday. Matt Forte. Now to the dilemma:
This is not your average Sunday. This is the playoffs. Would wearing the new Matt Forte jersey upset the delicate balance of mojo? Should I just do my laundry and wear No. 54?
Ultimately, I decided that if the Bears couldn’t manage that minor shift in my ritual, I didn’t want them playing the Pack next week, anyway.
And I was too lazy to do laundry last night. Obviously, it turned out just fine. And now hear this:
Everyone. No more talking until next Sunday. Not one more word.