The Bears took what was a decent sports week in Chicago and turned it into a dumpster fire (well, more of one than the Bears themselves already are). And that's not even taking into consideration that they play the Saints on Monday Night Football this week.
But if you're a masochist like me (or just enjoy watching the Bears and feel good when they win), you want to follow Monday night's game. How can you do that?
Game Time: 7:30 PM CT / 8:30 PM ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
TV: It's ESPN, with Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden. I'm sure they don't have anything to talk about on Monday. I wonder how they'll fill the air-time with stuff to talk about.
Radio: Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer do play by play and color for WBBM 780, and can be heard on 780 AM on the radio or over at the WBBM web site.
Online Streaming: Nope. We don't condone it. We won't allow it. There are legal methods if you don't have cable, some of which are found here.
Other Online Streaming: Sam and I took a week off, we had some issues, so we handled them internally and we're getting ready for the Saints. We'll be live at 9:30 AM CT. (Seriously, it was my mother's birthday, so I took off to take her to breakfast.)
Odds: The Saints are favored by three points in this one. For more, here's the SBN Odds Page.
The Pick: If the Bears keep it within thirty, I'll consider it a win. So the Bears win, Saints 30, Bears 17.
The Enemy: Canal Street Chronicles is the SBN affiliate that covers the Saints; they can be found on Twitter at @SaintsCSC.
What about watching with you guys?: If you want to follow us for whatever insight we offer, there'll be the game threads to socialize with other Bears fans. On the Twitter, we can be found at @WindyCGridiron, @Kev_WCG, @SJS_illini, and @wiltfongjr.
Next Week: The Bears get their second crack at the Lions, as the Lions continue to push for the division.