Yes, there’s a lockout and there’s a distinct possibility there will be no football next fall. But if there IS football, the Bears will have a road game in London against Tampa Bay.
This game somehow excites me to no end. Three years, one much smaller mortgage and no children ago, I’d be booking this trip. I don’t know what about the trip excites me. But the idea of a bunch of meatball Bears fans attacking England to eat a ton of sausage, drink copious amounts of beer, and butchering the Queen’s language somehow makes me all warm and fuzzy.
London is a fun, fun city and I suppose it’d simply be a good excuse to go there. Even if I can’t go (and barring lottery winnings or bus parts being deemed the new gold, I can’t), I’m thrilled about it.
I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because the Cubs were losing 7-0 when I lost interest tonight. Who knows?