Fortunately, my softball was canceled for the second week in a row. Even if it wasn't canceled, I wasn't going to go out there in this awful weather for just a league game. That would be stupid.
So with the evening freed up, I hit the gym for a decent workout and then came home to finish my taxes. Normally, though somewhat complicated, my tax documents are fairly well organized and I use TurboTax to file. Most of the work was done already, but I had to figure out why 2007 and 2008 were very different on the taxes due level, but similar on the top line. I figured it out though, no worries.
The NFL released the 2009 schedule for all the teams today! Here is the Bears schedule:
|1||Sun, Sep 13||8:20 PM|
|2||Sun, Sep 20||4:15 PM|
|3||Sun, Sep 27||4:05 PM|
|4||Sun, Oct 4||1:00 PM|
|6||Sun, Oct 18||8:20 PM|
|7||Sun, Oct 25||1:00 PM|
|8||Sun, Nov 1||1:00 PM|
|9||Sun, Nov 8||1:00 PM|
|10||Thu, Nov 12||8:20 PM|
|11||Sun, Nov 22||8:20 PM|
|12||Sun, Nov 29||1:00 PM|
|13||Sun, Dec 6||1:00 PM|
|14||Sun, Dec 13||1:00 PM|
|15||Sun, Dec 20||1:00 PM|
|16||Mon, Dec 28||8:30 PM|
|17||Sun, Jan 3||1:00 PM|
At first take, I'm thinking it will play out like this:
GB Loss (on the road, prime time, Aaron Rodgers in year 2 for GB and game one for Cutler)
Atlanta Loss (on the road against a team that beat us last year in Atlanta even though Orton threw for 286 yards)
Arizona tough game, it's here, early November, probably a loss, could be a win.
Philly Win (tough team but it's here and Philly plays at San Diego the week before.)
Minnesota Loss (at Minnesota)
St Louis Win
GB Win (playing here this time with a more experienced Cutler, plus GB plays Baltimore the week before and Pittsburgh the week after. Ouch!)
Baltimore (tough game, probably a loss, they have Detroit before us and Pittsburgh after.)
Minnesota Win (I think a split with Minnesota is reasonable, plus we're between Carolina and the Giants on their schedule.)
Detroit Win (Benny Baseball, we might not be able to hit that game this year!!! New Year's weekend in Detroit....ummmm, no.)
So that puts us at 10-6 if the close games are losses. Another season on the cusp of the playoffs!!!