Football helps me appreciate something bigger than myself. I've never been able to root for a team other than the Seattle Seahawks. I've tried. During the playoffs, on bye weeks and when the season gos to shit. But I can't. At best I've been able to root against teams: division rivals, mostly, but almost any team that could reflect well on Seattle. So maybe after all, this is still selfish.
The family that took me in, the Chants, are Midwest natives and Bears to the bone. Without further specification, the Chants are family. So tonight I am going to muster my best to root for the Bears. I figure everyone else can pull for Matt Ryan and his fresh, still not overexposed face. Atlanta seems very vogue. I'll root for that media created monster, Jay Cutler, and da Bears.