(photo by Lee Bey)
The Bears victory 20-17 over the Green Bay Packers last night reminded me of Priscilla Presley. You know: Elvis' wife.
In a September 29, 2003 Monday night game--the Bears' first in the newly-renovated Soldier Field--the Pack laid a nationally-televised smackdown on the home team. I was watching the carnage with a group of city and Bears officials in a skybox. Brett Favre was at quarterback for the Packers. We had Kordell Stewart.‚ Packers led 24-6 at halftime.
Sometime late in the second quarter, then first-term Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his entourage burst into the skybox. "Look--he's got Priscilla Presley with him," the person sitting next to me said. I gave a quick look over my shoulder. "It does look a little like her," I said, thinking my seat mate was pulling my leg.
"No, it actually is her."