Archive for July, 2008

A Perfect Camp…

…it was to be. Prior to kicking off the first practice of training camp, the Bears announced that first-round pick Chris Williams was in the fold after signing a five-year contract. “At least camp is starting perfectly,” I told co-workers. Several critical Bears were locked up with long-term contracts in the off-season: Tommy Harris, Robbie [...]

Laughs on the Lake

I don’t often do this, but I was asked to plug an event. It looks like a pretty good time for comedy fans or those that want to see a show and see Soldier Field. Scott Long will be performing in a comedy event called Laughs on the Lake on July 30th at the United [...]

2008 Training Camp Opens Today

Here we are-Chicago Bears Training Camp 2008 opens on the same day the Chicago Cubs’ season-long lead in first place has dwindled to one game. How fitting. This looks like the first year that training camp will be blogged crazy by the professionals. Keep up with today’s opening in Brad Biggs’ blog for the Sun-Times, [...]

So Will He Be Satisfied Now?

OK, so I missed the BIG news yesterday. Not feeling well and hit the sack early. Completely missed the news that Brian Urlacher agreed to, and the Bears gave into Urlacher by providing, a contract extension. The extension provides Urlacher with $18 million in new money over the original contract and an immediate $6 million [...]

2008 Season set to Kick Off

I love it when training camp begins, which it will on Wednesday. Ahh, football is back. I hate it when training camp opens. It’s a reminder that Summer is drawing to a close, and because time files, before we know it we’ll be freezing in January again. Yesterday the Tribune and Sun-Times published their annual [...]

Roast for Da Coach 2001

I have no idea why this is newsworthy for profootballtalk.com and Deadspin today. The only reason I’m posting on this is because I was there, and it was funny to see this come back and answer a lingering question out of the blue. Today, those sites linked to this YouTube video of Ditka knocking over [...]

Knock off the Talk: Not Happening

My apologies to those that don’t want to see another Favre post. In July, you have to go with what the talk is. Once there is real news, this Favre thing will be history, at least here, anyway. This post is more of a post about what someone in saying about Favre rather than the [...]

And Jones’ Agent Was Right…

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Bears have indeed signed former Lion running back Kevin Jones. Whether they’re right about being first to report the visit, as the Tampa paper reported the imminent signing, is questionable. But regardless, this is good news to me. I hope “Higgins” is right and the team can afford [...]

Bears Potentially Signing Kevin Jones

Despite Bears coach Lovie Smith’s insistence that his team is “set at running back,” free agent Kevin Jones’ agent claims that either the Bears or the Pittsburgh Steelers will be signing his client today. Interesting, and we’ll see what happens. I personally would be eager to see the Bears sign the former Lion first-round pick. [...]

Manning out for Opener?

This might be some good news for a change, for the Bears anyway. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has had surgery on his left knee, and will be out for six weeks. According to USA Today, this brings into question his availability for Indianapolis’ season opener against the Bears. Add this to the already-questionable status of [...]