THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Last week, we went with videos that were world-class awful from the 1980’s. This week we are going to give you a daily two-for-the-price-of-none. Song one is an 80’s video classic, song two is just a great song and video recorded in the 1980’s (some may have been released right at the edge of the 90’s but they were recorded in the 80’s) but you will probably only remember it if you are a fan of the band/artist involved. Be aware some of these songs have political messages, feel free to discuss the songs (but not the politics... besides, these are politics of 35-40 years ago). Enjoy!
The “Known To Fans Of The Band/Artist”
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Unrestricted Free Agents Bears Should Avoid Retaining - SI.com - The decision on signing or letting their own free agents leave is more complex than the amount of a team’s salary cap space.
Cut Defensive Backs Fit Possible Need Area for Bears - SI.com - With the Bears facing the prospect of more financial attrition in the defensive seocndary, any experienced entries into the free agent pool have to attract their attention.
TE Cole Kmet is ‘must watch’ prospect for Bears - Bears Wire - The Bears could be the first team to draft a tight end in April, which means that they’ll have their pick of TE prospects in the NFL Draft.
A look back at Bears’ 2019 free agent class - Bears WIre - Free agency is just about one month away, and the Chicago Bears will no doubt be monitoring the open market and re-signing some of their in-house players set to become free agents. Ken’s Note: Warning, it’s one of their dad-gum slideshows
Bears should target Derek Carr if Raiders look to trade him - Bears Wire - If QB Derek Carr becomes available to trade for, the Bears should be first in line for his services.
What’s the fit? Breaking down Jameis Winston and the Bears - Bear Report - We break down if Jameis Winston is a fit or not for the Chicago Bears if he becomes a free agent for the 2020 offseason.
Bears defining roles for Matt Nagy’s new offensive staff - ESPN - Nagy added a new offensive coordinator and QB coach to overhaul a flagging offense. Their ability to adapt and upgrade Nagy’s system will be crucial.
Philip Rivers on the move? Four potential landing spots for QB - NFL.com - If the Los Angeles Chargers don’t re-sign Philip Rivers this offseason, he will hit the open market. David Carr lists four potential landing spots for the veteran quarterback.
NFL mulls 17-game schedule, prompting player-safety concerns - Chicago Tribune - The prospect of a 17-game NFL season seems like a when, not if, scenario. So how can the league and its players find the proper compromise to make an expanded regular season work for all parties?
Bad quarterbacks a big problem for the XFL – ProFootballTalk - The XFL’s first weekend was a success, with solid TV ratings and generally favorable fan reactions to the upstart league’s innovative rules. Week 2 of the XFL is a different story.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
2020 NFL Combine preview: Tight ends the Detroit Lions should watch - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions restocked their tight end room in 2019, but that shouldn’t keep them from watching this crop.
2020 Detroit Lions free agents: Team faces easy decisions with Dee Virgin, Mike Ford - Pride Of Detroit - These two Lions will almost certainly be re-signed
There’s a movie coming out about Brett Jones - Daily Norseman - Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?
10 years later, who would have been the better pick: Bryan Bulaga or Dez Bryant? - Acme Packing Company - Both players could have been assets in a Packers uniform, but only one’s production in Green Bay is known.
2020 Packers Free Agents: The Mason Crosby Line - Acme Packing Company - Don’t be surprised if Mason Crosby draws serious interest on the free agent market.
Correcting the record on Matthew Stafford’s contract – ProFootballTalk - When the issue came up last week regarding possible trade talks involving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, I checked contract numbers at spotrac.com and overthecap.
IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2020 Roster Turnover: A position by position breakdown - Windy City Gridiron - We’re breaking down each position on the Bears as they ready themselves for some changes...
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Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network
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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS
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