THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Bond Movies Song Week continues with a couple of good ones...
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Bear Report Podcast: Sam Acho interview, Training Camp preview - Bear Report - We talk to former Chicago Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho plus preview the offense for our training camp preview.
Chicago Bears 2020 training camp preview: Tight End - Bear Report - We break down the tight end position for the Chicago Bears in our latest 2020 training camp positional preview.
Chalk Talk: What are the expectations for new Chicago Bears WR Ted Ginn Jr.? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses expectations for receiver Ted Ginn Jr., how Bears coaches have fared in their third seasons and Bears defenders who have recorded their only career interception in the postseason.
Chicago Bears special teams preview: K Eddy Piñeiro looking to pick up where he left off - ChicagoBears.com - After making his final 11 field-goal attempts in 2019, Bears kicker Eddy Piñeiro will look to pick up where he left off last season when he’s challenged in training camp by free-agent signee Ramiz Ahmed.
Omg I forgot Moses Moreno existed— Joseph McCarthy, Jr. (@JMcCarthy86) July 16, 2020
Chicago Bears’ Allen Robinson has ‘heard nothing’ about extension - Chicago Sun-Times - The receiver said this week that, entering the final year of his deal, neither he nor his agent have talked to the front office.
Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Draft class: Meet the rookies - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times digs into the Bears’ seven NFL draft picks and one undrafted rookie with a famous name.
Bears 2020 training camp preview: Offensive line - Bears Wire - The Bears return four of five starters on their offensive line heading into 2020. Let’s take a look at the unit heading into training camp.
Bears WR Anthony Miller dubbed prime candidate to be future Pro Bowler - Bears Wire - NFL.com examined some prime candidates for future first-time Pro Bowlers, and he believes WR Anthony Miller could be that guy for the Bears.
Madden 21 rating leaks: Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller latest Bears snubs - NBC Sports Chicago - This is getting ridiculous.
Madden 21 rating release: Bears' Cole Kmet ranked top rookie tight end - NBC Sports Chicago - The way his ratings shake out might not be what you expect.
2020 Bears training camp preview: How important is a fast start? - NBC Sports Chicago - Yes? No? Will they even start at all?
Two big things Matt Nagy can learn from Bill Belichick's coaching career - NBC Sports Chicago - Bill Belichick's coaching career began unimpressively, but he learned two critical lessons from his pre-Brady days that Matt Nagy could learn from.
Why Nick Foles, not Mitch Trubisky, will win Bears' quarterback competition - NBC Sports Chicago - Nick Foles has less to do to win the Bears' starting quarterback job than Mitch Trubisky does. And that's why he'll be the Bears' Week 1 starter, argues JJ Stankevitz.
Enhancing Eddie Jackson's Ability a Major Bears Goal - SI.com - Considering what the Bears paid Eddie Jackson this offseason, it's a bit surprising the Bears want to see more from him.
MEET THE ROOKIES
Meet the Rookies: Cole Kmet - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago-area native discusses his tight-knit family, his football background, and how excited he is to play for his hometown Bears.
Meet the Rookies: Trevis Gipson - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears’ fifth-round pick discusses his athletic family, the source of his inspiration and what he’s learned from veteran LBs Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn.
Meet the Rookies: Jaylon Johnson - ChicagoBears.com - First-year Bears defensive back Jaylon Johnson discusses his style of play, his competitiveness, and what it is that motivates him as he prepares for his first season in the NFL.
72 Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 - Pro Football Rumors - According to the NFLPA’s website, 72 NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 10. If all teams were currently maintaining a full roster of 90 players, that would represent about 2.5% of the league’s workforce. But not every club has a full roster, so the percentage is actually slightly higher.
Covid-19 Updates & Information - NFLPA - This one-stop shop of information will be continually updated to keep you in the know about returning to work, testing and COVID-related protocols for players, teams and facilities.
15 female employees of Washington NFL team say they were sexually harassed - ProFootballTalk - The much-anticipated Washington Post exposé of the Washington NFL team has been published, and it details widespread sexual harassment within the organization.
Washington Post article makes no specific allegations against Daniel Snyder - ProFootballTalk - The bombshell article from the Washington Post painting a trouble picture of workplace misconduct and chronic sexual harassment within the Washington organization specifically makes no allegations against team owner Daniel Snyder.
Washington moves pre-emptively, hires attorney to review team culture - ProFootballTalk - Former Washington president Bruce Allen declared in October that the team’s “culture actually is damn good.” The team will now be examining that assertion, carefully.
No fans at training camp this year, for any team - ProFootballTalk - Some teams have begun to announce that they won’t be hosting fans at camp. Eventually, every team will say the same thing, because no teams will have fans at training camp in 2020.
Report: Edmonton reverses field after sponsor pressure, will change name - ProFootballTalk - Two weeks after vowing to keep their name — and days after Washington’s NFL franchise announced a name change — the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos will change their name.
Report: 15 women accuse former Washington execs of sexual harassment - NFL.com - The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Green Bay: I wonder how Aaron Rodgers’ love life is coming along these days.
Detroit: At least they aren’t Washington.
Minnesota: Nobody cares. Seriously. They are like a purple nothing. With horns. Purple nothings with horns. That about sums them up.
WINDY CITY GRIDIRON MADDEN INVITATION
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Salo: Which Bears Are Top-100 Fantasy Players? - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN has released its list of 2020 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings, find out which Bears made the list!
Stanleyk934: Bears Hall of Fame Nominees - Windy City Gridiron - This Fanpost from a WCG community member takes a look at some possible Chicago Bears Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees.
Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2020: #10 Can Charles Leno Jr. rebound? - Windy City Gridiron - For the 12th straight year, I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. Getting things started this year is one of many players looking to rebound from a poor 2019.
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