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The Bear’s Den, April 13, 2020

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Here’s to the start of Earworm Week at the Den, because you just can’t get us out of your head...

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This week we are on to Notorious Earworm songs... those songs that you can’t get out of your head... so what other song to start it out with than, of course, this one...

While we are at it, let’s knock out Kylie’s other Earworm and get it out of the way...

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

These Bears-inspired baseball uniforms sure are fun to look at if nothing else - NBC Sports Chicago - Who doesn’t love a good uniform mashup?

Chris Pirrone’s NFL/MLB Crossover Concepts (Vol. I) - Uni Watch - While we fight the dearth of uniform news due to the Coronavirus, we’ll look at some reader designs from Chris Pirrone and much more!

If Grant Delpit Falls Bears Should Put Out Their Hands - SI.com - In mid-December during the NFL season, ESPN’s Todd McShay issued a mock draft without the complete order available yet and had LSU safety Grant Delpit slated to go 12th in Round

A Stone Cold Lock? Iowa Can Supply a Safety in Draft - SI.com - The knack displayed by Bears GM Ryan Pace for selecting safeties in the middle to late rounds can be of great benefit them in this draft, although they have to be ready in case the best player when they select in Round 2 actually is at this position.

Foles or Trubisky: How each can win the Bears’ QB job - ESPN - Mitchell Trubisky is the incumbent, and Nick Foles has experience in the system. Finding the advantages will decide Chicago’s QB race.

Watch Chicago Bears defeat Dallas Cowboys - 1985 Week 11 - ChicagoBears.com - Fans can now watch one of the 1985 Bears’ signature wins in its entirety on the team’s website, app and YouTube channel for free.

Where do the Chicago Bears pick in the 2020 NFL Draft? - ChicagoBears.com - Where do the Chicago Bears pick in the 2020 NFL Draft?

Joniak: Memories Of Bears’ Playoff Win Over Seahawks - 670 The Score - Over each of the next six Sundays, 670 The Score will air the rebroadcast of memorable Bears wins. This Sunday at noon, you will hear the Bears’ intense 27-24 overtime victory against the Seahawks in the NFC divisional round on Jan. 14, 2007.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Will early run on QBs leave Bears with no good options? - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s a chance five quarterbacks could go in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Bears don’t pick until Nos. 43 and 50 in the second.

Draft analysis: Bears could fill void at safety in second round - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ have greater needs on offense than defense. Then again, GM Ryan Pace’s M.O. is well-established — if he sees a chance for a home run, he won’t hesitate to swing for the fences.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Police investigated complaint regarding Dak Prescott's party - ProFootballTalk - The photographs posted by TMZ.com paint a troubling picture regarding an alleged 30-person, pandemic-be-damned birthday party at Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott‘s house. The police were unable to corroborate that picture.

One month later, sports remain shut down - ProFootballTalk - Yes, it was only one month ago today that the NBA suspended play following the positive coronavirus test of Rudy Gobert, triggering an avalanche of sports cancellations that has resulted in a 31-day wasteland consisting merely of NFL free agency, one (and only one) UFC event, and a smattering of pro wrestling. So where are we when it comes to returning to the field, the court, the rink, the wherever?

What happens with 2021 draft, if there's no 2020 season? - ProFootballTalk - No one wants to think about the possibility that the NFL won’t be able to play in 2020, but if the virus controls the calendar in a way that prevents pro football from happening, one question will be the proper order for the 2021 selection process.

Daniel Jeremiah 2020 NFL mock draft 3.0: Packers pick a QB - NFL.com - Daniel Jeremiah updates his Round 1 forecast for the first time since the frenzied player movement of free agency. His new 2020 NFL Draft outlook calls for some surprises among the QB class.

Roger Goodell to announce first-round picks from his basement - ProFootballTalk - It’s been thought for some time that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would announce the names of this year’s first-round picks from his home and we now know where in his home he’ll be when he makes those announcements.

Robbie Gould: How the kicker is navigating his offseason workouts - Chicago Tribune - 49ers kicker Robbie Gould is one of many NFL players trying to navigate an uncertain offseason that includes being stuck at home, home schooling children and preparing physically for the upcoming campaign. It's all a bit hectic.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

You can stop blaming Kirk Cousins for the Stefon Diggs trade now - Daily Norseman - Thanks

Detroit Lions to provide 5 food trucks to local hospital employees - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions are continuing to try and help out the local community in the wake of the current global coronavirus crisis. Previously, they’ve aided in the production of medical equipment, h...

Why Bart Starr is a top-10 all-time quarterback in NFL history - Acme Packing Company - And the best Packer quarterback of all time.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Pick the Best Bears Mock in our WCG Member Mock Draft Championship! - Windy City Gridiron - So many of guys submitted your Chicago Bears mock drafts yesterday in round one of our Windy City Gridiron Mock Draft Challenge, so I decided to increase the number of finalists here today.

Wiltfong: WCG Member Mock Draft contest! - Windy City Gridiron - You like mock drafts? You think you are good at them? Then join in our contest to find out if you are the best mock GM around!

THE RULES

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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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