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Pre-Party Open Thread Bears vs. Panthers 2013: Game time, TV schedule, and more...

Welcome one and all to the first Windy City Gridiron Pre-Party open thread of the 2013 Chicago Bears season. Please remember that open threads are Rated WCG-MA.

Wesley Hitt

Tonight the Chicago Bears travel to North Carolina to visit the Carolina Panthers. Game time is 7pm Chicago time. The current weather in Charlotte is partly sunny and 89 degrees, and there is a chance of thunderstorms tonight. Click here for more up to the minute weather info.

How excited are you for the Marc Trestman era to begin?

David Taylor passed this little nugget along in today's Bears Den so that we all may know where to find the game.

Chicago @ Carolina - 8:00 PM ET

Bears broadcast (Sam Rosen, Jim Miller):
WFLD 32 (FOX - Chicago)
WIFR 23 (CBS - Rockford)
WMBD 31 (CBS - Peoria)
WRSP 55/27 (FOX - Champaign/Springfield)
WSBT 22 (CBS - South Bend)
WTWO 2 (NBC - Terre Haute IN)
WEHT 25 (ABC - Evansville IN)
KLJB 18 (FOX - Davenport IA)
KFXA 28 (FOX - Cedar Rapids IA)
KPTM 42 (FOX - Omaha)

Panthers broadcast (Mike Morgan, Mike Rucker):
WCCB 18 (CW - Charlotte)
WTVD 11 (ABC - Raleigh/Durham)
WFMY 2 (CBS - Greensboro)
WSPA 7 (CBS - Spartanburg SC)
WITN 7 (NBC - Greenville NC)
WSFX 26 (FOX - Wilmington NC)
WWMB 21 (CW - Myrtle Beach)
WACH 57 (FOX - Columbia SC)
WCSC 5 (CBS - Charleston SC)
WJBF 6 (ABC - Augusta GA)
WVEC 13 (ABC - Norfolk VA)
WFXR 21/27 (FOX - Roanoke VA)
WAPK 19.2 (MyTV - Bristol TN)

If you're wondering what to expect tonight, Steven began his weekly game preview series right here, Pleased to Meet You: Preseason Week 1, Carolina Panthers. Read that now.

Steven also gave us his in season weekly staple, The Bears Six-Pack Keys to Victory: Preseason Game 1, Panthers Edition.

If you're looking for an Xs & Os fix for tonight's game, then Ronkowski's Bears Playbook - Luke Kuechly Versus Jay Cutler is a must read.

If you want to know about the various position battles the Bears will have waging on, then peruse the Position Battles story stream.

Let us know what you are looking forward to in this evening's contest, and please remember to tell us all how you feel about the Green Bay Packers.

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