I used to like stuff from Chicago - the Bears, the Blues Brothers, Mike Royko, the Cubs, Studs Terkel and the Bulls to name just a few things.
These days, nearly everything bad in the country comes from Chicago - the education reform movement, mayoral control, Barack Obama, Richard Daley, William Daley, Arne Duncan, Rahm Emanuel, and Oprah Winfrey to name a few.
In the past, I would have rooted for the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game.
But this year, I just couldn't.
The idea of rooting for anything from Chicago makes me queasy to my stomach - not after Obama, Duncan, Emanuel and Winfrey.
Sad, really, and unfair too - I know many good people and good things comes from Chicago.
But lately, the bad overwhelms the good.
So, not sad to see the Packers beat the Bears.