I fully understand that the National Football League is a business. It revolves around money – just like the rest of the world.
With that being said, I cannot believe Jared Allen signed with the Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears?! Really, Jared?! C’mon…I can’t buy a Bears jersey!
Jared Allen signing a 4 year deal with the Chicago Bears is comparative to if my husband cheated on me with my trashy cousin (I do not have any trashy cousins…but, if I did).
I knew he was a free agent. I knew the chances of Him staying a Minnesota Viking were slim to none – but, I was not prepared for this. There was zero chit chat about Him being in contact with the Chicago Bears. None. I don’t like unexpected news – especially so early in the morning; especially when its news that I don’t like.
Ahhh, what a beauuuutiful day – already Wednesday…it’s going to be a great……….wait………..what?
Jared Allen is a Chicago Bear. If not the entire day, at minimum my morning & early afternoon are shot.
I feel like he just broke up with me; He gave me the – It’s not you it’s me speech & in this hypothetical breakup we are trying to work out, I agreed. It’s Him.
Ideally, He would have gone to Seattle – I was prepared for that. I was ready to purchase a Seattle Seahawks Jared Allen jersey. I recently stomached watching three former Minnesota Vikings get super bowl rings there; I would have understood.
Jared…I thought you wanted a Championship?
The Chicago Bears made a good move (for their organization). Replacing Julius Peppers with Jared Allen – it makes sense. That’s the only positive thing I will say. It’s not positive for me – because I will never cheer for the Bears.
The sad reality is this. I can no longer be a fan of Jared Allen – the football player.
There will always be a special place in my heart for Jared Allen – the person. I hope Chicago Bears Fans appreciate the talent they just received & that He is treated kind. I wish nothing but the best (except wins) for my favorite former favorite football player.
Who is going to replace him? Who is going to be my favorite? …I just don’t know. 😦
For now, I will commit to saying that my favorite Minnesota Viking is Mike Zimmer.
Footnote: Originally, I planned on writing an open letter. But, I don’t currently feel like speaking to Him. If any of you see or converse with Mr. Allen, please mention that I’ll be okay.