I've been avoiding bringing up the topic of the SuperBowl around Luis. I mean, it was obvious who he was pulling for when he showed up in full Chicago Bears regalia to the USMNT practice the other day, causing sometime Chi Town resident Bob Bradley to comment on his gear.
"It's been over twenty years!" Luis said in response. "They've got to win."
I like Chicago. I've been to visit three times, have friends from there, and have nice memories of a free cab ride to Toyota Park at Bridgeview, on my last trip for the Open Cup final.
All that said, I don't think the Bears are going to win. I think Tony Dungy is too canny of a coach and Peyton Manning too polished of a quarterback to be denied the ring they both want so badly.
I can't really root for the Colts - I've no emotional connection to the squad. I've never been to the city. I respect their performances, however. I don't think Da Bears are taking this one.
If I'm wrong, of course, it's going to be a long road trip to Arizona, because Luis will have plenty to gloat about.