I have been wanting to write a post for a while about the Bears,
no not the bears in the woods
BUT DA BEARS, like The Chicago bears...
I'm not a sports fan, I will watch a game here and there, baseball, soccer, hockey and football (will not watch basketball) but I really never had "A TEAM" that I cheered for, especially in football. I would usually just cheer for the team who's jerseys were a nice colour or the opposite team that my husband was going for just to piss him off.
That is until Jay Cutler,
once I found out that he had type 1 diabetes I was all for The Chicago Bears. Jay as I like to call him :) is the quarter back (QB) of the Chicago Bears, who until recently were in the running for the Super Bowl. In their last game against Green Bay, Jay got hurt and was side lined for half of the game...and that's when all the haters started talking smack about our T1 homie, questioning his toughness and his attitude.
I listened to an interview that my friend Diane Ranaghan, a very busy type 1 diabetes advocate posted on fb were John Madden shares his opinion about the Jay Cutler controversy CLICK HERE TO LISTEN and all I have to say is John Madden YOU ROCK, not only did you stick up for Cutler, whom because of type 1 diabetes I love, but you also just educated thousands of people about the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes while talking sports...HELLO, that is huge.
Sport talkers and listeners (hard core sport fans) are not usually the ones watching GMA, or the Joy Behar show and I'm sure they don't have any interest in Ricki Lake. You have just educated a whole demographic of people that for this T1 mama may been a little hard to reach...to say the least!
So THANK YOU John Madden for your efforts in T1 advocacy and getting the facts out there in the sports world.
and a great big hug and THANK YOU to Jay Cutler for proving that even though you have type 1 diabetes you can do anything your heart desires.