Finally the Bears have gone out and splurged on the nicest car in the lot instead of settling on a lonely Honda Civic -- the one sitting in the corner with a little rust on the bottom that nobody wants.
Finally there's hope that the Bears might actually go into consecutive training camps with the same starting quarterback (one who isn't named Rex).
The sound was a motley crew of emotion:
Gloat: Take that, Lions! How you like them apples, Jets? What's up now, Jaguars?
Surprise: Wait ...the Chicago Bears? Jerry Angelo? Him? Really?
Regret: I should have never doubted Jerry Angelo. I'm so sorry, Jerry. I'm so, so sorry.
Confidence: Who's better in the NFC North? I really can't think of anyone.
Sleepiness: Man, I really need to get a better night's sleep.
More glee: Awesome! Awesome! I have always loved the Bears a sick amount!
And then ... that old Chicago skepticism begins to sneak its way in.
We're a fickle bunch, we Bears fans. We revel in dissension and disagreement when defining moments like these arise. There will be someone in your office who thinks this is the Bears' shining off-season moment. There will be someone who thinks that that someone is a total idiot.
You'll hear the media debate over the next few days whether Cutler will be able to stay healthy while being protected by a suspect offensive line that now includes seven-time pro-bowler Orlando Pace. You'll hear questions about whether Devin Hester and Earl Bennett are sufficient targets at wide receiver to make Cutler look good.
And much like the other woman for whom a man leaves his wife, we'll ask -- he cheated on Denver, what makes us so sure he won't cheat on us after a while?
With everything that could go wrong, it's easy for us to forget we ever yelped in the first place. Especially when it's week 17 and you're watching the Texans (of all teams) squash your post-season hopes.
My worry is that if Cutler doesn't wow us from day one, the boo birds of Soldier Field will be all-too quick to take their perch and let the 25-year-old have it.
But I like that Jay Cutler is from the Midwest. I like that his feelings were hurt enough to inspire him to stick to his convictions and force the Denver Broncos to trade him. It's good to see pouting taken to extreme levels with millions of dollars on the line in times of economic hardship. And I like that he grew up a Bears fan. I know that fact means nothing in reality, and Kyle will most likely make fun of me for even bringing it up. But that fact makes me happy.
Because maybe he yelped too when he heard the news.
But with every question mark, I sense the echo of my own yelp getting fainter and fainter -- almost to the point where I can't remember whether I'm actually even happy about this move. After all, there was talk that Missouri's speedy receiver Jeremy Maclin might have been available to the bears with the 18th pick in the draft that now belongs to Denver.
In the end, though, the Bears have a Pro-Bowl quarterback. Even though he wasn't wearing the navy and orange and a C on his helmet when he did it, it still feels good to say.
Now if we could just get Michael Vick in here as his backup.