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The Bear’s Den, July 11, 2020

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The league and players continue to negotiate about COVID related changes, and Washington is closer to a new team name

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The night skyline of the city of Chicago is reflected in the Cloud Gate called the bean, it is not a giant bean, although they call it, given its similar shape. Located in the center of the Millennium Park in Chicago, it is a work by renowned artist Anish Kapoor.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Nick Foles among top QBs to change teams - NFL.com - After an offseason of quarterback musical chairs, Gil Brandt ranks the top 10 QBs who changed teams in 2020. Will Tom Brady thrive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Is Cam Newton going to revive his career as Brady’s replacement with the New England Patriots

Chicago Bears seek edge from Matt Nagy’s virtual offseason - Chicago Sun-Times - Maybe teams that are already well-oiled machines — the Chiefs, Saints and Ravens — can get away with a cursory offseason program. But the Bears needed to get everything they could out of it.

Countdown to Camp 2020: Chicago Bears Offensive Line Preview - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, the guys provide an in-depth preview of the Chicago Bears offensive line heading into 2020’s training camp.

Allen Robinson fires back at LaDainian Tomlinson over consistency comments - NBC Sports Chicago - July in the NFL sure is something.

Chicago Bears entrusting new offensive line coach Juan Castillo to help unit revert to 2018 season form - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears have entrusted new offensive line coach Juan Castillo, a veteran of 24 NFL seasons, with helping a unit that regressed in 2019 to revert to its stellar 2018 form this season.

Quick Hits: Chicago Bears QBs coach John DeFilippo wants players to display passion, energy, swagger - ChicagoBears.com - New quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo urges players he works with to display passion, energy and swagger. Guard Germain Ifedi is not apprehensive about reporting to training camp. And kicker Eddy Piñeiro is excited to build on a successful first season.

VISITOR FROM OUTER SPACE

A celestial visitor. A comet has been appearing in the morning skies this month.

This photograph was taken at 4:16 AM on Friday, July 10 on the western bank of Lake Edina in Knox County, Missouri by Denmaster Ken.

Comet NEOWISE, a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope.

If it’s up in your area, it can be seen with the naked eye in dark areas that have clear views of the northeastern horizon. It is better viewed with binoculars or a spotting scope.

As the comet travels through space, if it does not decrease in intensity it may be viewable next week in the northwestern sky near the horizon just after sunset.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: New Washington name coming "as soon as possible" - ProFootballTalk - One week after Washington announced that it will conduct a “thorough review” of its name, it’s become thoroughly understood that the name will go.

Native American groups ask NFL to stop using all names, images, and logos - ProFootballTalk - Pressure from sponsors sparked the Washington NFL franchise to move toward changing its name. Pressure from Native American leaders and groups is now being applied directly to the NFL.

NFL, NFLPA still have major issues to negotiate - ProFootballTalk - The NFL and NFL Players Association have approached the negotiations on the 2020 season like negotiations on a broader labor deal: Start with the easy issues, and then move to the difficult ones.

Mahomes trusts NFL, NFLPA to find a good plan to get back to work - ProFootballTalk - The best player in the NFL believes the 2020 season can be played safely.

WINDY CITY GRIDIRON MADDEN INVITATION

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes & Whiskey Ranger: Who was the Bears best player every year of their existence? - Windy City Gridiron - Our Championship Belt Series is over, so let’s check the final tally.

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