Time to get back in the saddle! The good news for the Bears and their fans is there wasn’t much time to brew over the disappointing 26-18 loss to the Saints on Sunday. The Bears will play their only Thursday Night Football primetime national matchup tomorrow night against the winless 0-5 New York Giants.
After back-to-back losses, ampoule the football gods are doing us a favor by sending us the horrible Giants for a Thursday night matchup. Not only should this be a much needed gimme win for the 3-2 Bears, but it also creates a perfect opportunity to make a Thursday night out of Bears football, something we rarely get the chance to do.
As every smart girl knows, it’s much easier to rally a posse on a Thursday night than it is on a Sunday afternoon. So stop what you are doing right now and get your plans in order for Thursday Night Football. Here are our recs:
With a once-a-season Thursday night opportunity, there is absolutely no reason why you should not rock the Bears gear all day long, that means to the office and out for the game.
We’ve taken one of our favorite Bears tees by Junk Food Tees available at Clark Street Sports for $29.99 and paired it with three different looks that are appropriate come game day or really any day of the week.
LOOK #1: The Office
This high-waisted suede skirt dresses up the tee and adds an instant level of sophistication for the day. Add a chunky gold necklace to distract from the deep v-neck of the shirt. Throw over a cream colored cardigan for the the cooler temps at night and you’re ready for a fast break to happy hour come 6:00 p.m.
Look #2: The Bar
What I love about this tee is it’s so versatile and easy to pair with anything. Like all Junk Food tees, the fabric is incredibly soft and hugs in all the right places. The v-neck cut and thinner fabric provides a sexier look that works perfectly under layers or solo with jeans.
Look #3: Soldier Field
With a 7:25 p.m. kickoff you can expect the 75 degree temps to fall into the low-60s by halftime, so plan accordingly. Remember the NFL Purse Ban.
By all means, prep before kickoff. The 411 on the Giants/Bears matchup:
- The New York Giants are off to their worst start in over 30 years. They are winless at 0-5 and are the laughing stock of the NFL. This also makes them very desperate.
- The Giants have won the last four meetings at Soldier Field under Giants coach Tom Coughlin, again – crummy team but dangerous history vs. the Bears.
- QB Eli Manning has thrown a whopping 12 interceptions so far this season. After years of being one of the best QBs in the NFC, this disasterous start to the season already has some questioning whether little Manning will still be considered for the HOF.
- Watch for Giants WR and fashionista, Victor Cruz. Cruz seems to be the only one producing on the field with four TDs on the season but only averaging 5.3 yards per reception.
- The Bears need to bounce back from back-to-back losses to the Lions and the Saints and play better on both sides of the ball.
- Injuries are starting to mount up for the Bears defense: both Henry Melton and Nate Collins are out for the season. The Bears’ defensive line will have two new faces on it: Landon Cohen and Zach Minter.
Head out early for this one – our city will rally for a Thursday night Bears game. Bars will be packed so reserve a table early. It’s a 7:25 p.m. kickoff on the lakefront. The game will air on NFL Network and will simulcast on My50 Chicago.
WIN THIS T-SHIRT!
We’re giving away one of these Junk Food Bears tees to the closest guess to the final Giants/Bears score. Head over to our Facebook page and give us your best guess before kickoff on Thursday night. Winner announced Friday morning.