How would you like to get a taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame without packing up the car for a trip to Canton, Ohio?
I thought you might be interested in that, so here is how you can make it happen:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 30, 2019
Each of the 28 Hall of Fame busts honoring legendary members of the Chicago Bears will be on display at the Bears100 Celebration Weekend, which kicks off a week from today at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
Autograph sessions are neat. And the star-studded panels are going to be a blast. But these busts have never left Canton before, so it will be nice to get a look at them without having to schedule a road trip to Ohio. Then again, I really enjoyed my last trip to Canton and can’t wait to see another Bears star enter the Hall.
But seriously, have you seen the discussion panels? Because they’re something to behold:
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) May 28, 2019
In addition to these headliners, there will be a Saturday panel featuring coordinators Mark Helfrich, Chuck Pagano, and Chris Tabor. The hour-long discussion will feature the Bears’ offensive, defensive, and special teams coordinators. I’m curious to see what insight each will bring because it’s not like there’s nothing to talk about in any of those phases.
The Sunday sessions should be a treat, too. It’s an early start, but a 9:15 a.m. panel starring Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller, Charles Leno Jr., Anthony Miller, and Danny Trevathan will be worth it. These returning members of the 2018 NFC North champions will discuss the road to a division title, how to get back there, and how to move deeper into the playoffs as they aim for a Super Bowl title. This will be followed by the “100 Years in the Making” panel discussion spearheaded by Virginia Halas McCaskey, George McCaskey, Don Pierson, and Dan Pompei. And if you can make it all the way through to the end, Ted Phillips, Ryan Pace, and Matt Nagy host a session at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday.
There is no shortage of things to do at Bears100. And while the discussion sessions and Hall of Fame busts pique my interest, the part I’m looking forward to most is seeing you, my fellow Bears fans. You won’t be able to miss me. I’ll be the guy in the orange shirt. See you there!