It is still hard to type on my computer without feeling as if I am making a mistake.
But it's true, and it got me to thinking how close are the Chicago Bears to another Super Bowl appearance.
Upon further review, not close at all.
Kurt Warner is out of Kyle Orton's lead, and that's almost sad to say because Warner was a washed-up grocery bagger before the St. Louis Rams picked him up off the scrap heap.
Ater leading the Rams to a Super Bowl title he became washed up again before finding the second fountain of youth in Arizona. And now he is a borderline NFL Hall of Famer.
The only thing I trust Orton to find in out west is a poppin' bar with cute co-eds on college night.
The Cards have two No. 1 wide receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. The Bears have none. In fact, they're saddled with a team full of No. 3 receivers at best. Devin Hester is a project who happens to have excellent speed and adequate hands.
But to be honest, who wants to throw a clutch pass to adequate hands? Not any quarterback I know.
Arizona's potent offense ranked fourth in the NFL. It averaged 365.8 yards per game en route to scoring an average of 26.7 points per game. Chicago ranked seventh ... from the bottom.
You can't win if you don't score, and the Bears are having as much luck scoring as a young Steve Urkel. There isn't enough Old Spice Swagger in the world to save the most offensive offense in football.
Again, how close are the Bears?
At this point, it is almost immesurable.