Yesterday was one of those great sports days. I spent much of Saturday doing work around the house so I decided to indulge my sports love a bit on Sunday. My afternoon was set with the Bears playing at 3 and the Blackhawks at 6. Both teams were playing tough opponents in the Detroit Lions and the Edmonton Oilers and both the Bears and Hawks won big.
The Bears completely dismantled the Lions 37-13. The defense caused 6 turnovers including 4 interceptions (2 returned for touchdowns) of Matthew Stafford. Devin Hester returned a punt for a touchdown and the damage was done. The Bears offense didn't do much simply because they didn't have to. Their biggest job for the afternoon was to not screw up.
The Blackhawks also won big at 6-3. They built a quick 3-0 lead in the first period. Both Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador (yes Steve Montador) had two goals each. Corey Crawford didn't face a lot of shots in goal but he did make some dyn-o-mite saves. All in all it was a game that featured quick end to end skating from two teams that have a lot of speed and can play well on offense. The Blackhawks just played better.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Now if the Vikings can just figure out some way to beat the Packers tonight...well I guess you can't have it all.