Well, the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears will meet two weeks from now in the Super Bowl. Here are some thoughts on how they got there:

-Rex Grossman looks like a little kid. When he's on the field, he looks like a scared, lost boy, and when he's in press conferences, he looks either pleased as punch to be the center of attention or like a visiting nephew getting grilled by aunts and uncles on Thanksgiving. But either way, he absolutely does not look like a leader, except maybe of the Disney Channel variety. I'm glad Lovie Smith stuck to his guns and left Grossman in all season, but I refuse to agree that Grossman "led" this team to the Super Bowl. If the Bears end up winning it all, he will probably go down as the least deserving QB to win a ring (and yes, that includes Trent Dilfer).

-Speaking of the chances of a Bears win: It's very possible! I can't believe oddsmakers are favoring Indianapolis by as much as 7 points. Even after cruising past the Saints, who had been picked by most experts to advance, the Bears still get no respect. If I were a betting man, I'd even put down money on the Bears. After all, their defense has been steadfast all year, Devin Hester is always a threat, the offense is clicking in spite of Grossman and Peyton Manning still has time to choke.

Well, the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears will meet two weeks from now in the Super Bowl. Here are some thoughts on how they got there:

-Rex Grossman looks like a little kid. When he's on the field, he looks like a scared, lost boy, and when he's in press conferences, he looks either pleased as punch to be the center of attention or like a visiting nephew getting grilled by aunts and uncles on Thanksgiving. But either way, he absolutely does not look like a leader, except maybe of the Disney Channel variety. I'm glad Lovie Smith stuck to his guns and left Grossman in all season, but I refuse to agree that Grossman "led" this team to the Super Bowl. If the Bears end up winning it all, he will probably go down as the least deserving QB to win a ring (and yes, that includes Trent Dilfer).

-Speaking of the chances of a Bears win: It's very possible! I can't believe oddsmakers are favoring Indianapolis by as much as 7 points. Even after cruising past the Saints, who had been picked by most experts to advance, the Bears still get no respect. If I were a betting man, I'd even put down money on the Bears. After all, their defense has been steadfast all year, Devin Hester is always a threat, the offense is clicking in spite of Grossman and Peyton Manning still has time to choke.

-Speaking of Manning, I'm so happy for him. He finally made it to the Super Bowl. Now I'm pulling for him to win it all, which is all the more reason for pessimist me to think he'll lose. Maybe some of you are put off by the barrage of commercials starring Manning, but they've only endeared me to the guy, and I couldn't be more pleased that his defense finally stepped up for him. Do you think Dan Marino will cry if Peyton wins the big one?

-Congrats also to Tony Dungy, who seems like the consummate class act.

-That Reggie Bush play was one of the most phenomenal things I've seen all season. Once he found his way in the league, it was a true delight to watch Bush this season (especially with him on my fantasy team). Somebody needs to get that 88-yard touchdown on YouTube ASAP.

-Good luck next year, Saints. I'll be pulling for you to come out of the NFC.

-I've always kind of liked the Patriots, but now that they're the Yankees of the NFL, I was glad to see them take a back seat to Peyton's destiny date. Plus I was reminded yesterday of how much I despise Bill Belichick and his homeless man's sweatshirt. The guy ought to take some cues from Jacksonville's classy Jack Del Rio and the 49ers' Mike Nolan, who each wore a suit on the sidelines twice this season. By the way, what a ridiculous rule that coaches can only dress up twice a year!

-Final thought: When you're planning your vacation nine months ahead, as my parents did, be sure to check when and where the Super Bowl, Final Four, etc. are happening. Nearly a year in advance, they had to scramble to get a hotel room in Miami the night before their cruise, which happens to be the night before Super Bowl XLI. Things got so bad that they were checking out hotels with user feedback like "I knew this hotel was a bad choice when I walked in the room and found a brochure about how to protect yourself when you step outside." But they are headed for the Caribbean, so I don't feel too bad for them.