THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bear’s Johnson one of top 25 NFL rookies in the best position for success in 2020 – NFL.com – Which NFL newbies are in the best position to start strong in 2020? Dan Parr ranks the 25 rookies who are in the most favorable situations entering Year 1.

Chicago Bears remain an unpredictable team – Chicago Sun-Times – USA Today’s Nate Davis projects a woeful 2020 season for the Bears. Though 3-13 seems pretty dire, it’s tough to push back too hard after last year’s disappointing season. The doomsayers were right.

How will sports come back? Look at the 1918 timeline. – Chicago Tribune – The 1918 major-league baseball and college football seasons played out amid World War I and a deadly outbreak of the Spanish flu. The formation of military base football teams may have played a role in laying the foundation for George Halas’ Chicago Bears.

Why criticism of Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky has gone too far – NBC Sports ChicagoMitchell Trubisky is not a success story at this point, but he’s proven he belongs in the NFL, no matter if he starts for the Bears moving forward or not.

Chicago Bears draft pick Cole Kmet’s father discusses son joining hometown team – ChicagoBears.com – Frank Kmet is ecstatic that his son, Cole, was drafted by the hometown Bears—just as Frank was in 1993 when he, too, fulfilled a lifelong dream by joining the team he grew up cheering for.

Three Bears Futures Bets To Consider – Da Bears Blog – Do I think Nick Foles is going to win MVP this season?

Bear Report Podcast: Breaking down free agents, Larry Warford – The latest episode of the Bear Report podcast breaks down the schedule, Larry Warford interest and more.

Bears rookie film review: DB Jaylon Johnson vs. Oregon (2019) – Bear Report – We broke down some film of new Chicago Bears defensive back Jaylon Johnson for our Rookie film review series.

Grading out the Chicago Bears post-draft defensive depth chart – Bear Report – We take a look at the defensive side of the football in our post-draft assessment of the Chicago Bears depth chart.

Joniak: Memories of 2018 Bears’ Win Over Rams – 670 The Score – On Sunday at noon, the Score will re-air another memorable Bears win.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Quinton Dunbar, DeAndre Baker accused of armed robbery – ProFootballTalk – The Miramar, Florida, police department announced on social media it has issued arrest warrants for Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar.

Pandemic throwing college football, 2021 prospects into limbo – NFL.com – With the COVID-19 pandemic plunging college football into chaos, how are future NFL prospects adjusting? Chase Goodbread examines an unprecedented situation.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers will speak to reporters on Friday – ProFootballTalk – Get your popcorn ready. And your Scotch.

Jarrad Davis ‘excited’ for increased competition at linebacker position – Pride Of DetroitDavis is hopeful the increased talent on defense will elevate his play.

No, Matthew Stafford is not a math wizard – Pride Of Detroit – He tricked y’all.

Minnesota: Nobody cares. I mean why would you?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski’s A new friend: Chicago Bears’ Rashad Smith’s polish is a welcome addition – Windy City Gridiron – After becoming one of the best players in his college program’s history, Rashad Smith isn’t daunted by the NFL’s trials.

Wiltfong: A tale of two “experts” prognosticating the Bears 2020 record – Windy City Gridiron – We check in on two sides of the national spectrum when it comes to picking Bears games in 2020.

Wiltfong: What is your “What if” moment in Bears history? – Windy City Gridiron – SB Nation’s theme week asks “what if,” and we want you guys to chime in about the Bears.

Zeglinsi’s Five Questions With… SB Nation about the Bears rookie class – Windy City Gridiron – One of the neat things about being a part of SB Nation is our ability to pull some knowledge from other football writers around our network.

THE RULES

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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, Bears Banter hosted by Bill Zimmerman, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; EJ also co-hosts The Bootleg Football Podcast with Brett Kollmann; R. Schmitz has a film breakdown show on YouTube titled Run Pass Opinion; and Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert.

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