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The Bear’s Den, June 21, 2021

Chicago Bears Daniel Archibong (72) and Adam Redmond (62) in action during minicamp at Halas Hall.

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Chicago Bears Daniel Archibong (72) and Adam Redmond (62) in action during minicamp at Halas Hall.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears need a new stadium, wherever it is - Chicago Sun-Times - The days of clinging to architectural tradition and worshipping the notion of “Bear Weather” in outdoor games are over. The Bears need a state-of-the-art facility — and Chicago does, too.

Bears coach Matt Nagy must show he’s worth keeping after 2 years of pitiful offense - Chicago Sun-Times - If Nagy wants to stick around for the Justin Fields era, he must offer evidence that he’s the right man for the job in 2021.

Bears must relinquish ‘Chicago’ from team name, fans say after franchise moves to buy property in suburbs - Chicago Sun-Times - “It’s the ‘Chicago Bears,’” one fan tweeted after team president Ted Phillips announced the Bears have placed a bid to buy the Arlington International Racecourse property.

Marquise Goodwin: Chicago Bears WR on fatherhood, NFL - Chicago Tribune - New Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquise Goodwin opted out of the 2020 NFL season to protect his wife and infant daughter, Morgan and Marae, from COVID-19 after the family lost three sons. Now, they’re cheering him on in a city that has special meaning.

If Aaron Rodgers decides to sit it out, the TV networks better come calling - Chicago Tribune - The tale of Aaron Rodgers and his future — or lack thereof — in Green Bay continues evolving.

Pompei: Arlington Heights stadium would be a big move the Bears need – The Athletic - Is a move from Soldier Field a long shot? Maybe. Maybe not. But it is a shot worth taking.

Matt Nagy: Bears would’ve won 2018 Super Bowl if no double doink - RSN - The Bears head coach thinks they’d all have rings if Cody Parkey’s kick went in against the Eagles.

POLISH SAUSAGE

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects first application for Washington Football Team trademark - ProFootballTalk - At a time when consideration has been given to making that non-name the permanent name of the team, a decision from the federal agency with jurisdiction over these matters dealt the franchise a setback.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions mailbag: Will a roster full of chip-on-the-shoulder mentality work? - Pride Of Detroit - Was this a savvy strategy from Brad Holmes or simply something he was forced to try?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears fans, who is your all-time ‘favorite’ Vikings player? - Windy City Gridiron - We’re taking a look at the Bears rivals in this next series of roundtable topics.

Infante: 30-Day Challenge - Which current player on another team do you wish the Bears had? - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June, we’ll ask a different Chicago Bears-related question to our readers. Make sure you guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG Community a little better.

Bears fans, who is your all-time ‘favorite’ Lions player? - Windy City Gridiron - We’re taking a look at the Bears rivals in this next series of roundtable topics.

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