Or the headline should read: I WANT MY OPENING DAY BACK!
The Chicago Tribune has revealed that one of the items to come out of this week’s NFL owner’s meetings is that the Bears will visit the Packers on opening night, Sunday September 13th, for a nationally televised game.
Cool that the Bears get to open in prime time two years in a row, but when do we get a home game on opening weekend again? The Bears haven’t opened the season at home since 2004. Last year’s schedule was an abomination with only one home game in September and heavy with home games in December…while undoubtably dome and warm-weather teams hosted a majority of their games early in the Fall. Doesn’t make sense to me.
The Tribune article also mentions that the Bears have received a third-round pick among a total of three compensatory selections in April’s draft. Great news, as long as Jerry Angelo doesn’t spend it on a Dan Bazuin or Mike Okwo. No promises there.