It’s apparently going to be quite crowded in New Orleans next February, because everyone’s going to the Super Bowl.
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall wasn’t the first, but he made his proclamation Friday night after the Bears’ Soldier Field practice, according to John Mullin of CSNChicago.com.
He was finishing up an on-field interview after practice, when he leaned into commentator Tom Thayer’s microphone and told the crowd of 27,352: “This is just between us, so keep it here,” Marshall said. “Super Bowl.”
As you might imagine, that drew a positive reaction from the crowd, and his coach also supported him.
“It would be hard to tell guys, ‘Hey, let’s try to win eight games,’ ‘let’s try to win the division,’” Bears coach Lovie Smith said. “[Super Bowl] is the ultimate goal, what everybody in the locker room is trying to achieve. No problem with that at all.”
Since the Bears, by rule, can’t play Ryan Kalil’s Panthers in the title game, somebody has to be wrong.