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The Bear’s Den, April 24, 2021

Prayers, well-wishes, and a whole lot of love going out to former Bear Steve McMichael.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael has ALS - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael is now in a vicious and unwinnable brawl with ALS, the progressive nervous system disease that is disrupting his brain’s ability to communicate with his muscles.

Steve McMichael ALS Care - GoFundMe - We must give Steve, Misty and their 13-year-old daughter, Macy some immediate care, comfort and peace of mind. We are searching for a handicap-accessible home and have put a down payment on a handicap-accessible van. With your donation, you are considered a valued member of TEAM MONGO!

Former Bears, media react to Steve McMichael ALS diagnosis - ChicagoBears.com - When news of former defensive tackle Steve McMichael’s ALS diagnosis broke Friday, former players and members of the media took to Twitter to pay tribute and offer support to the Bears great.

Learning More About Prospects at Every Position of Need - The Chicago Audible Podcast - Learn more about the players the Chicago Bears could (and should) be looking at in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft in this preview. In this episode, Will and Nick are joined by Jacob Infante from Windy City Gridiron and The Draft Wire.

Who analysts think team will select with 20th overall pick - ChicagoBears.com - With the NFL Draft less than a week away, take a look at who 17 analysts are predicting the Bears will select with the 20th pick in the first round.

Bears assistant blessed to see son enter draft - ChicagoBears.com - Chris Rumph had nearly 20 players he coached selected in the NFL Draft. But next week’s draft will be unlike any other the first-year Bears defensive line coach has ever experienced.

Seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft, Broncos, Bears trade up for QBs - NFL.com - In Chad Reuter’s first and only seven-round mock of the 2021 NFL Draft, he sees both the Broncos and the Bears trading up — in Chicago’s case, 12 spots — to select QBs.

Mike Ditka knocked back by Bears great Steve McMichael’s plight - Chicago Sun-Times - While McMichael wasn’t the most talented player on the 1985 Bears’ defense, he was memorable for his effort.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Schefter: Chiefs shipping first-round pick, 3 others to Ravens for package highlighted by Orlando Brown Jr. - ESPN - Kansas City has picked up OT Orlando Brown Jr. in a trade with Baltimore, the Chiefs announced. The Ravens will get the Chiefs’ first-round selection this year in a deal that also involves several draft picks, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Pro-Bowl C Frank Ragnow to announce Lions’ 2021 Day 2 draft selections - Pride Of Detroit - Fishing will have to be put on hold for a day.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Former Chicago Bear, Super Bowl XX champion, Steve McMichael battling ALS - Windy City Gridiron - The former Bears defensive lineman has been fighting the debilitating, neurodegenerative disease for some time.

Wiltfong Jr: Rashied Davis to announce a Chicago Bears day 2 selection at the NFL Draft - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today the NFL announced a list of 32 current players and Legends, one for each franchise, that will participate at the NFL Draft by announcing a day 2 pick for their respective team.

LunchPail DraftCast: WRs and CBs with PFF’s Brad Spielberger - Windy City Gridiron - The LunchPail guys are joined by a special guest to dig into wide receivers and cornerbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Give Lester a listen as he guests on The Irish Bears Show from Saturday night (Ireland time)!

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