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Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings
Deon Bush #26 and Eddie Jackson #39 of the Chicago Bears both go up to intercept the final pass of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bears defeated the Vikings 21-19.
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Longtime Bears Hater Jason La Canfora Finally Exposed As Total Hack? - Sports Mockery - Jason La Canfora has built up a large base of Bears fans who hate him for obvious reasons. Now the "insider" may finally take one on the chin.

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Bond Movies Song Week continues with a couple of good ones...

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

BEARRRSSSS

2020 Bears training camp preview: Which Nick Foles will show up? - NBC Sports Chicago - What does the fate of the Bears look like in Foles’ hands?

Options at Right Guard for the Chicago Bears - On Tap Sports Net - Addressing the Bears camp battle that nobody is talking about: who will start at right guard in 2020?

Ryan Pace Needs to Keep a Closer Eye on Bears’ Future - SI.com - Balancing the future against the present always weighs heavily on the minds of NFL personnel bosses, or at least it should.

Chicago Bears secondary will feature Pro Bowl DBs Kyle Fuller, Eddie Jackson, pair of new starters - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears secondary this season will feature two of the NFL’s top defensive backs in cornerback Kyle Fuller and safety Eddie Jackson as well as a pair of new starters.

New Coaches Could Help Bears Solve Pettine Riddle - Da Bears Blog - It doesn’t seem to matter how bad the Green Bay Packer defense is, the Chicago Bears can’t score on them.

Allen Robinson hasn’t heard from Bears about an extension - ProFootballTalk - Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson kicked off the offseason by saying that he’d like to stick around Chicago beyond 2020, but that it takes two to tango when it comes to a contract extension.

Bears legend Mike Ditka becomes owner of women’s football X League - Chicago Sun-Times - The league will begin play in eight cities, in Chicago, in April.

Allen Robinson hasn’t heard from the Bears recently about a contract extension - NBC Sports Chicago - Not great!

POLISH SAUSAGE

Titans, Derrick Henry reach four-year deal just before deadline - ProFootballTalk - Sometimes a deadline is what it takes to motivate both parties to get a deal done.

NFL schedules Friday owners meeting to discuss start of camp - ProFootballTalk - The scheduled start of training camp is drawing closer and the need for firm answers to many of the questions surrounding the NFL’s return remain unanswered.

Dak Prescott, Cowboys don’t agree to long-term deal before deadline - NFL.com - Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play the 2020 season on the franchise tag after the two sides failed to come to an agreement on a long-term deal ahead of Wednesday’s deadline.

Franchise tag roundup: Who got a deal done ahead of deadline? - NFL.com - Very few of the players who received a franchise or transition tag have agreed to terms with their teams on new deals, and some players have yet to even sign their tag, in hopes of an 11th-hour agreement or a trade.

State of the Franchise: Critical year for Gase, Darnold, future of Jets - NFL.com - The Jets head toward the 2020 season facing a number of crucial questions. Is Adam Gase the right man to lead this team? Is Sam Darnold truly a franchise quarterback? Can the relationship with Jamal Adams be salvaged?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Updating Alshon Jeffery's standing with the Eagles - PhillyVoice - So is Alshon gonna be on the team or not? Ken's Note: Helmet tip to Luvfoozball for the link.

WINDY CITY GRIDIRON MADDEN INVITATION

Do you want to do more officially sanctioned WCG Madden stuff? Or just enjoy the game?WCG now has an official Madden Discord server! Feel free to offer suggestions, updates, or anything to help the internet’s best Bears community have the best Madden community as well! Invite link is here.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Are there any first-time Pro Bowlers on the Bears this year? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears didn’t have any first-time Pro Bowlers in 2019, but could that change in 2020?

Wiltfong: Bears ranked among the worst offensive weapons in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN’s Bill Barnwell ranked the offensive weapons of each team in the NFL and he had the Chicago Bears way down at 28th overall behind Washington (32nd), the Jaguars (31), Dolphins (30), and the J...

Berckes: Vote on your Favorite Championship Belt Series Poster - 2nd Round - Windy City Gridiron - It’s a tournament of champions! Vote now on your favorite from the series!

Wiltfong: Still no movement on an Allen Robinson contract extension - Windy City Gridiron - When the 2019 season ended and Allen Robinson ended up leading the Chicago Bears in receiving yards for a second consecutive year, it was a near certainty that the team would extend Robinson’s...

Wlitfong: The Bears New Era Summer Sideline hat collection has dropped! - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are set to report to training camp at the end of the month, and while camp is closed to fans this year, that doesn’t mean us fans can’t rock the latest lids from New Era to show...

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