After a season in which the Bears dominated the regular season and went to the Super Bowl, setting national ratings on fire on the way, they're being rewarded with only one scheduled Monday Night Football appearance in 2007. They have 5 primetime national TV appearances, but only one is on Monday night.
This may not end up being a big deal as the Sunday night games are on a public network (NBC) and the Monday night games are on cable (ESPN). Regardless, i still think the team will see this as a dis.
I'll be able to see them whenever they play, so as far as i'm concerned i'm happy to give Coach Smith more blackboard material to fire up the troops with. I'm just confused as to why the NFL and the networks wouldn't put such a successful and popular team on its showcase game more often.