THE SPECIAL DAILY SPONGE
Welcome to 90s Pop and Rock Week here at the Den as we feature some of the best acts of the 90s … and also some of the most annoying acts of the 90s. This week, expect a two for the first , the “good” and then the “not so good” …
THE NOT SO GOOD
BEAR DOWN, BEAR CHICAGO, BEAR DOWN !!!!
Tri-State Triumphs: Chris Tabor (C-SC) -Chicago Bears Special Teams Coordinator – KHQA – Chris Tabor, football coach of Culver-Stockton (2001) is now the coordinator of the Bear Special Team, the sports director of KHQA Chris Duerr takes a look back on Tabor’s successful CSC career. Ken’s Note: This is the station I have worked on for the last decade, Chris is the man who works the most on television … I wish some of the action shots had shown me on the sidelines (I was shooting for the newspaper at the time) . Also, Culver-Stockton is my Alma Mater, and we’ve had some of the worst varsity soccer teams in the history of the sport.
Ryan Nall’s preseason is about to become more challenging – SI.com – Bears coach Matt Nagy insists he is going to “desensitize” his team to prepare them for this preseason, with the starters seeing a lot of action.
Projecting Allen Robinson’s 2020 numbers can be a difficult call – SI.com – Allen Robinson showed patience with his contractual situation earlier this month when speaking to the media, saying it wasn’t an immediate concern, so it wasn’t much to discuss it.
Napoleon Maxwell can teach some Bears vets about real determination – SI.com – When the Bears failed to bring in a possible depth chart free agent behind David Montgomery, he said they had confidence in Ryan Nall.
Chalk Talk: What’s the key to making the Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller stand out? – ChicagoBear.com – Senior writer Larry Mayer talks about what catcher Anthony Miller needs to do to consistently perform at a high level, a young Bears player who could have a great 2020 season and the likelihood that Khalil’s brother Mack, Ledarius, earn a place on the list.
Chicago Bears S Deon Bush ‘ready to take the next step’ in 2020 – ChicagoBear.com – A trusted backup and a key player on special teams in his first four seasons with the Bears, safety Deon Bush is determined to make an impact even highest in 2020.
The oral history of Peyton Manning’s free agent adventure might be the funniest thing you read today – Bleacher Nation – John Fox as lead recruiter? Yes it happened!
Allen Robinson is Heckin ‘Good and you’ll want him on your fantasy team – Bleacher Nation – Allen Robinson is good at catching soccer balls.
Despite the national negativity, the bear’s outlook isn’t as bleak – The Bears’ Blog – Damn national experts, the outlook for the Chicago bears in 2020 and beyond is not as bleak as some have imagined.
Nagy leaning on veteran coaches to recreate the scheme – 670 The Score – At the end of the Bears’ disappointing 2019 season, coach Matt Nagy knew why his offense had failed. I was ready to act accordingly.
Rookie Lachavious ‘Pig’ Simmons of the Bears offers versatility, and farm strength, Chicago Sun-Times. Simmons was a largely unknown prospect in the state of Tennessee, but he could be valuable to the Bears in any of the five offensive line positions. And given his education, there is no question about his work ethic.
4 Bears with more to prove in their contract season – Chicago Audible Blog – For the Bears who are in the final year of their contracts, 2020 will be an important year. See who has the most to win this season.
The Orlando Pride coronavirus outbreak should be a tough wake-up call for the NFL – NBC Sports Chicago – Sorry, soccer players. Your 2020 is not going to be much fun.
Artavis Pierce’s persistence can pay dividends to bears – SI.com – From Artavis Pierce, bears can be sure of this: it’s persistent.
Attendance in the NFL will be determined “state by state, county by county” – ProFootballTalk – Money Exceeds Competitive Balance.
Report: Seahawks, Ravens have argued about Antonio Brown – ProFootballTalk – Antonio Brown will likely have to wait long before playing in the NFL again.
Having at least two preseason games will be critical this year – ProFootballTalk – The NFL and the NFL Players Association are discussing the possibility of playing just two preseason games this year. Two would be the absolute minimum, for reasons beyond the control of soccer teams.
Coaching Summit offers positives, but major diversity issues persist: As the NFL wrapped up the third annual Quarterback Coaches Summit, held to address the lack of diversity among the league’s 32 head coaches, I walked away with a shortage of two things: hope and patience.
Lions owner Martha Ford will resign, to be replaced by her daughter, NFL.com. The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that Martha Firestone Ford, who took office after the death of William Clay Ford Sr. in 2014, has resigned as the team’s primary owner. Sheila Ford Hamp will succeed her mother as the club’s primary owner and president.
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
Minnesota: Nobody cares. Not even the ghost of Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodump.
The new Lions owner would fully support signing Kap – NFL.com – New Lions principal owner Sheila Ford Hamp said she would support the signing of Colin Kaepernick and his players by protesting peacefully.
5 Lions Introductory Press Conference Findings by Detroit Lions Owner Sheila Ford – Pride of Detroit – The most important conclusions from the Lions’ new owner’s first press conference.
Don’t expect radical changes for the Detroit Lions under Sheila Ford Hamp – Detroit Pride – Make no mistake, this was already Sheila’s team.
Martha Ford steps down as Detroit Lions owner, Sheila Ford Hamp to take over – Pride of Detroit – The Lions have a new primary owner.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offers a statement on the Detroit Lions change of ownership – Pride of Detroit – “Martha Ford has led the Lions with skill and grace for the past six seasons.”
ESPN’s Super Bowl era quarterbacks ranking is bad and they should feel bad – Acme Packing Company – World Leader says the Patriots have had the best quarterback play of the Super Bowl era, but their reasoning is poor.
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