Bears, Colts fans ready for Sunday

Published 10:51 am Saturday, February 3, 2007

By By ANDY HAMILTON / Niles Daily Star
NILES – Niles' location in relation to the two cities represented in Super Bowl XLI has caused a divide among co-workers.
On Friday, employees of the Teachers Credit Union as well as the staff of floor A2 at Lakeland Community Hospital were both pitted against friends and fellow workers. In both places were flags, balloons, blankets and plenty of jerseys in support of both the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.
"They've been going at it all week long … so I had to come up here and be the referee and make them behave," joked Jeri Hatcher, an employee at Lakeland, about her co-workers on floor A2.
Colts fans were definitely outnumbered, but they did not go unnoticed. Teri Bigsby, a nursing assistant on A2, painted "Go Colts" in blue in the snow piled up on a table outside her boss' office, the manager of the hospital floor, Nancy James.
"She's a huge Bears fan," Bigsby said. "I'm about the only Colts fan."
TCU was hoping to grab a fan of the credit union by holding a drawing during the day, with the winner taking home a Super Bowl party pack that included a small, soft cooler, Bears and Colts t-shirts and a blanket, chips and soda.