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Lou Canellis: Chicago Bears in Miami, plus free beer in Milwakee?!

Big John and Lou Canellis, from Fox Chicago, prepare for this weekends Chicago Bears game, figuring out what we hope to see happen during this weekends game.  Plus how Milwaukee is gonna have the chance to get some free beer after Brewers win.

Dionne Miller on Chicago Bears and Cubs winning weekend.

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray discuss sports with ABC7’s Dionne Miller, where they discuss the Bears win yesterday and the tie-breaking game between the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.

Watch Dionna this morning at 11 am on ABC7 as she reports from Wriggly Field!

Dionne Miller: “So much mystery now, surrounding this Bears team”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by ABC 7 Sports Dionne Miller, where they talk about the NFL, predictions on Chicago Bears season, and Khalil Mack. With questions pertaining to Nike’s new campaign with Colin Kaepernick, asking if NFL players had an issue with it.



Chicago Bears: Dionne Miller’s analysis on tonight’s preseason game

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Dionne Miller, from ABC 7 Sports, where they discuss tonight’s pre-season game that she’ll be covering tonight. Answering what we should expect from the practices we have seen, and what we hope to see after all they’ve claimed that’s change but hasn’t been seen.


Jay Cutler retires, will become FOX Football Analyst

John Dempsey, WLS-AM 890 News

Former Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler is going to be trading his helmet for broadcast headphones. Cutler is announcing his retirement and will be joining FOX Sports as a football analyst, working on a team with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.

Fox Sports president John Entz issued a statement saying “We’re thrilled to welcome Jay to the Fox Sports family. We’re very excited about the potential he brings to the booth and are looking forward to hearing his analysis during what is sure to be another great season of the NFL on Fox.”

The Bears released Cutler in March after eight years with the team. In that time the Bears compiled a record of 52 and 52. The 34-year old Cutler left as the Bears all time leader in pass attempts, completions, and touchdowns.

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Bears’ Hall, Packers’ Dorleant arrested in Iowa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in central Iowa say Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant were arrested outside a bar in Cedar Falls.

Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference with official acts. Dorleant was cited for interference.

Police say officers responded to a report of a fight outside the bar Sharkey’s Funhouse on Saturday night.

According to a police affidavit, Hall did not respond to police instructions and spit in the officers’ faces. Police say an officer used a Taser on Hall’s legs in order to get him into the squad car.

Dorleant was detained after authorities say he approached officers “in a threatening manner” following Hall’s arrest.

A Packers spokesman says the team is aware of the situation and “gathering more information.” The Bears have not responded to an email looking for comment.

Both men played college football in Cedar Falls at Northern Iowa.

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U of I announces Athletic Hall of Fame class

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is announcing its first Athletic Hall of Fame class that includes legendary football coach and Chicago Bears’ owner George Halas, baseball Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau and Harold “Red” Grange, the football star whose fame in the early 20th century rivaled that of Babe Ruth.

In a news release, the school lists 28 men and women who competed or coached in sports, ranging from football to volleyball.

The class includes well-known figures such as football great Dick Butkus. But it also includes Nancy Thies Marshall, who in 1972 became the only Illini women’s gymnast to compete in the Olympics.

Another inductee is Harold Osborn. In 1924 he became the first — and still the only — gold medalist in both the high jump and the decathlon.

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Former Bears coach Mike Ditka makes his pick for Super Bowl LI

Former Bears tight end and coach Mike Ditka joins the show to talk about the upcoming Super Bowl and his belief that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick should be left alone over their friendship with Tom Brady.

“The patriots…should be the prototype for every football team in the league,” Mike Ditka tells John and Ray. “They can be beat, but I don’t think anybody is going to beat them.”

When asked about the possibility of Jimmy Garoppolo coming to the Chicago Bears, Ditka responded, “Yes, I would say that would be, I think that would be a great thing.”

Will The Bears See Their Coldest Game Ever This Weekend?

By Jen DeSalvo & Ray Stagich, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) WLS-AM and The Weather Channel Meteorologist Ray Stagich tells us that the Chicago Bears have been tracking kickoff temps since 1963. Their coldest home game on record was 2 degrees (wind chill -13)

Their coldest home game on record was 2 degrees (wind chill -13) against the Packers on Monday, December 22, 2008. The second coldest home game on record was 3 degrees, also against the Packers, in December 1983.

With the Bears taking on the Packers in frigid temperatures yet again this weekend, there is a chance that the record for the coldest game since 1963 might just happen.

According to Ray Stagich, the forecast high on Sunday is -2 degrees.

Regardless, the game should also make one of the top 10 coldest games on record if predictions are correct.

Here are the last five of the top 10:
6. 1/20/2008 Lambeau Field Packers vs. Giants -4 (wind chill -24)
7. 12/3/1972 Metropolitan Stadium Vikings vs. Bears -2 (wind chill -26)
8. 12/10/1972 Metropolitan Stadium Vikings vs. Packers 0 (wind chill -18)
9. 12/26/1993 Lambeau Field Packers vs. Raiders 0
10. 1/15/1994 Ralph Wilson Stadium Bills vs. Raiders 0 (wind chill -32)


Chicagoans to urge Kaepernick to stand for anthem at Soldier Field

(CHICAGO) Several Chicagoans will rally Saturday morning to urge San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to stand for the national anthem when his team plays the Bears this weekend at Soldier Field.

The rally is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday in front of the Police Memorial at Soldier Field’s Gold Star Park and is expected to include several Chicago Police officials, including former superintendent Phil Cline and Fraternal Order of Police president Dean Angelo Sr.

Kaepernick has made headlines for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. He donated to the local chapter of the Black Youth Project 100 in November, the Sun-Times reported.

“While we respect Colin Kaepernick’s right to express his views, we asked him to be sensitive while at Soldier Field to the sacrifices made by those who defended his freedom, and their families,” said James Balcer, a retired alderman and Vietnam War veteran who is organizing the rally.

“Not standing during the national anthem on these hallowed grounds would be disrespectful and hurtful to thousands of families who lost loved ones,” Balcer said.

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Watch: Angry Bears’ Fan Punches Jaguars’ Fan After Tough Loss

“Former generations would not put up with that,” Big John Howell said on Monday morning. It was stated that booze and losing are not a friendly combo, but as Ray said, “the Jacksonville fan was just trying to get out of Chicago without being shot.”

The Chicago Bears took a hard loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week Six of the NFL season. While the team’s season has now hit rock bottom, no one took it harder than this Bears’

Source: Watch: Angry Bears’ Fan Punches Jaguars’ Fan After Tough Loss

Cutler back to watching after going through limited practice

Gene Chamberlain, Associated Press

(LAKE FOREST) Although Chicago Bears coach John Fox is back at practice after a day away because of illness, his starting quarterback isn’t participating.

Quarterback Jay Cutler had practiced Wednesday on a limited basis for the first time since suffering a thumb sprain Sept. 19 but did not practice on Thursday.

As a result, Brian Hoyer continues to run the offense.

The Bears (0-3) are also without their top two running backs and rookie Jordan Howard appears to be the starter for Sunday’s home game against the Detroit Lions (1-2).

Listen to Dionne Miller discuss this with John and Ray on Friday morning here.

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Read more from the Chicago Tribune here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-jay-cutler-thursday-practice-20160929-story.html

Former Bear Richard Dent arrested for driving 107 mph on Edens

(WINNETKA) Former Chicago Bears defensive end and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent was arrested in the northern suburbs early Wednesday after police clocked him driving 107 mph in a 55 mph zone, authorities said.

About 2:13 a.m., Dent was driving on the Edens Expressway (I-94) at Winnetka Avenue in Northfield when he was pulled over for speeding, according to Northfield police.

Richard Dent | Northfield police photo
Richard Dent | Northfield police photo

Dent, 54, was driving a 2010 Range Rover when he was clocked 107 mph, according to police.

Dent was charged with a misdemeanor for excessive speeding and released on a $2,000 bond, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 5.

Dent played defensive end for the Bears from 1983-1993, and again in 1995. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

Saints fan accused of pushing George McCaskey at Bears game

(Chicago)  A New Orleans Saints fan accused of pushing Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey during Monday night’s game at Soldier Field is facing a misdemeanor battery charge.

Robert Kohnke, 58, of New Orleans, is charged with one count of simple battery, according to Chicago Police.

McCaskey found the Saints fan sitting in his seats at Soldier Field and they had a “brief conversation,” according to a team spokesman.

After the conversation, McCaskey went to find security in the concourse level and was pushed in the back by the fan, the spokesman said.

A Bears fan came to McCaskey’s assistance and tackled the Saints fan, according to the team.

The New Orleans man was ejected from the stadium and arrested by police, authorities said.

McCaskey did not require medical attention.

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