Picture this: You've been offered tickets to Sunday's Bears game, but you're not sure whether to take them. You love the Bears, but do you really want to deal with the cold, crowds and cash drain? Does the "being there" factor outweigh your desire to follow your fantasy team? RedEye tackles this issue in the inaugural edition of Go Nuts!
GO TO THE GAME
Have you ever heard a story recounted like this: "Yeah, man, I saw Devin Hester's record-breaking punt return touchdown—from my couch"? No. That's because truly special sports memories happen at live events. The sheer excitement of witnessing a football game live is enough to trump watching it at home: 60,000 people cheering, high-fiving strangers, collective booing, stadium jams, the wave, misspelled signs. Do I even need to mention the gloriousness that is tailgating? Your living room may be a comfortable 70 degrees and there's never a line for your bathroom, but c'mon! It's a short season. Man up, paint your face and get to Soldier Field.