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Jay Cutler Goes to Bears, Fans Book Hotel Rooms in Miami

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after playing the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 44-6.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Brandon RaderContributor IApril 3, 2009

The Chicago Bears traded for Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler today, in a move that has undoubtedly rocked the NFC North.

Having Cutler under center certainly gives the Bears a better chance on Sundays. But in celebrating the acquisition, how far is too far?

Just ask Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys, favorite Super Bowl picks from last year. 

You can look great on paper, but in the end, you still have to play the game.

Last season, when the Cowboys lost their first game, one player was said "they felt relieved, now there was no pressure to go undefeated."  Undefeated you say? 

I felt justice would be served then if they failed to make the playoffs. Karma has a way of biting you in the behind when you get a little ahead of yourself.

I believe the Bears will be a better team for the 2009 season, but let's keep the anointing to a minimum while it's still April. 

As a Packers fan, I think the NFC North just got a whole lot harder to play in. It's commonly called the weakest division in football, but honestly I think the people who say that think the NFC West is in the Canadian Football League or something. 

Chicago, Green Bay, and the ailing Metrodome are all tough places to play for visiting teams. 

What I don't want to do here is squash hope. 

For the first time in a long time Bears fans, I think, can have hope. 

It's no longer going to be "I wonder which offense shows up today." They have themselves a fantastic QB. Cutler is a gunslinger; like Favre, he is going to put up some points and throw a few picks, but in the end he is going to be a great QB. 

If I were a Bears fan, I think I would be on ftd.com right now sending Josh McDaniels and Pat Bowlen some real nice fruit baskets. McDaniels for souring the QB relationship before it ever started, and Bowlen for firing the longest tenured head coach in the NFL.

You know, that guy who won two Super Bowl rings as a Bronco. Mike something...?

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