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The Bear’s Den, June 29, 2023

Aurora throws hit’s hat into the ring to be the new home of the Bears. Who is next? Decatur? Springfield? Cairo?

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Aurora officials invite Chicago Bears to consider new stadium in suburb - Chicago Sun-Times - With the team’s Arlington Heights proposal in flux, an Aurora spokesman said Bears representatives “responded quickly and positively” to their entreaty, which follows others from Naperville and Waukegan.

Cities vying for new Bears stadium amid Arlington Heights debate – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears already bought Arlington Park but they're upset with their tax bill.

ESPN ranks the Bears’ skill position group below average in NFL – NBC Sports Chicago - Bill Barnwell of ESPN declares the Bears possess a below average skill position group in the NFL

Aurora the latest municipality to contact Chicago Bears – NBC Sports Chicago - The Aurora suburb recently contacted the Chicago Bears with interest in hosting a stadium site

Schmitz: An Open Letter to the DBB Community - I’m still in shock that this is happening. For those that don’t know, my name is Robert Schmitz and my journey to writing this blog post began with me chattering so ceaselessly about Chicago’s professional football team in 2018 that my wife pushed me to start a podcast “so that you can find someone else to talk to about this”. That podcast became Bear With Me, and after recording 3 episodes and posting them to Windy City Gridiron’s Fanposts section, Lester Wiltfong Jr. brought me aboard and I joined a team of three podcasts that, within a month, became just one (mine).

Aurora pitches itself as an option for Bears’ new stadium - 670 - The Bears have another suitor looking to woo the team away from Chicago. Aurora is the latest suburb throwing its proverbial “hat in the ring,” to quote a letter that it sent to the team.

Kevin Warren getting 'aggressive' in Bears' stadium saga - 670 - As Bears president/CEO Kevin Warren acknowledged at public forum in Arlington Heights on Monday evening, the team’s negotiations with the village have become “convoluted” these days as the team continues its quest to build a new stadium.

Chicago suburb of Aurora asks Bears to consider building stadium there - NBC Sports - The Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois, is the latest city to attempt to attract the Bears.


Joe Klecko changes his opinion of Aaron Rodgers: He’s doing the things you see a Tom Brady do - NBC Sports - The Jets gave up a lot to get Aaron Rodgers to New York, but it has improved the team’s Super Bowl odds. Ken’s Note: Except, of course, winning a hand full of Super Bowls.


NFLPA says search complied with "NFLPA’s Constitution and all Board amendments" - NBC Sports - A question has emerged in recent days regarding whether the search for a new NFL Players Association executive director complied with the union’s Constitution. As recently noted by Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal, the Constitution requires that the board of player representatives receive the names of at least two and no more than four candidates at least 30 days before the election .


Gabriel: Wide Receiver will be the Bears’ most improved position group on offense - Windy City Gridiron - Greg Gabriel takes an in-depth look at the receiver room for the Bears.

Roman F: Does Building Sustained Success Take Time? - Windy City Gridiron - Good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. Rome wasn’t built in a day. A new regime needs time to install its system and find the right players. Developing players takes time. Success, sustained success, doesn’t come overnight. Or does it?

Zimmerman’s 10 Chicago Bears with the most to prove in 2023: Teven Jenkins - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve reached the top three in our series and it’s none other than Teven Jenkins


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