Because fielding a middling product on the field in 2019 wasn’t enough, the Cubs announced which acts would be playing concerts at Wrigley Field in 2020 to a collective “meh” for fans not of a specific background. I mean, what’s the point of having that lucrative deal with Live Nation when you’re continuing to roll out the same genre of acts year after year?
OK, that’s enough of that. We’re onto football.
- Things can go any number of ways for Mitch Trubisky on Thursday night. But no matter which way the cookie crumbles, Trubisky is going to look fly:
Maserati Mitch ft. Money Marv pic.twitter.com/KfExzQlm53
— Marvin Baroota (@MarvinBaroota) December 5, 2019
- Trubisky is one of more than 20 Bears who are set to participate in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative, which aims to use the accents of fashionable footwear to promote charitable causes they care about the most. As someone who believes in the power of charity and good fashion, I fully support players participating on each of the league’s 32 teams. You can check out more about the Bears and their causes here.
- As for the football … it’s time to bring the juice:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 5, 2019
- Tonight’s game between the Bears and Cowboys is a mind-bender. The Cowboys are on top of their division, but to be there at 6-6 is a disappointment. Meanwhile, the Bears are also a disappointing 6-6 … but happy to be there after a four-game losing streak took the wind out of their sails and put their playoff hopes on life support. Chicago has won three of its last four, while Dallas has fallen in back-to-back games. It’s a battle between two of the league’s most disappointing teams, who happen to still be fighting for a postseason spot. Hopefully, this game lives up to the hype that comes when two iconic NFL franchises get together.
- A preview from a national perspective:
- When the Bears take the field in their throwback jerseys, keep Jack Silverstein’s story in mind. He hopped on CLTV’s Sports Feed to talk about it:
His story on the history of the Bears 1936 throwback jersey's earned attention from the team & the nation. @readjack was on Sports Feed to talk about that along with other topics on the team & NFL with @paytonsun & @Josh_Frydman Wednesday. More here: https://t.co/x6t8drjGIC pic.twitter.com/8xzjzd0vCs
— @CLTVSportsFeed (@CLTVSportsFeed) December 5, 2019
- Some game-within-the-game stuff from Jason Lieser of the Sun-Times, who offers up some background on the Alabama connection between the Bears’ Eddie Jackson and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, along with Cowboys standout receiver Amari Cooper.
- I fell in love with these Bears during the decade of the 90s:
"Play the game like it's the last play that you'll ever play."
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 3, 2019
- Here is an incomplete list of players I probably said was my favorite Bears player while growing up in the 1990s: Raymont Harris, Curtis Conway, Jeff Graham, Marcus Robinson, Barry Minter, Bobby Engram, Neal Anderson, Tom Waddle, Jim Harbaugh, Kevin Butler, Mark Carrier, Chris Zorich.
- Love seeing stuff like this:
- Jeez, the Cowboys are a circus:
#Cowboys DT Antwaun Woods was arrested on Tuesday at a traffic stop and charged with possession of marijuana over 2 ounces but less than 4 ounces, tampering with evidence, and he was cited for possession of paraphernalia, Frisco PD tells me.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 5, 2019
Zeke says the Cowboys are now fighting each other in practice. Is that a good thing? We debate. @undisputed. 9:30 AM ET. FS1.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 3, 2019
- And let’s not forget about the hilarity that is the Cowboys’ coaching situation. Jason Garrett is essentially coaching for his football future, one that could not include the Cowboys if he can’t take this team to the promise land. Frankly, I’m totally here for the Jerry Jones cutaways we’ll get if the Bears do good things that make the Cowboys look bad. And then you folks can see what I see when it comes to Jones looking like Emperor Palpatine’s stunt double.
- Meanwhile, ESPN put together a ranking of the job security of each of the league’s 32 coaches. Not to anyone’s surprise, Matt Nagy is safe at the helm in Chicago. “Nagy doesn’t have the same job security he enjoyed last season when he was the NFL Coach of the Year, but it’s a stretch to think the Bears will fire him,” writes ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson. “The team has struggled across the board on offense — Nagy’s specialty — and the coach has shouldered his share of the blame. Still, the Bears are 18-10 in the regular season under Nagy. For comparison sake, John Fox went 13-34 in Chicago. Nagy isn’t going anywhere.”
- To be fair, Fox’s teams weren’t as talented as Nagy’s two teams in Chicago. But I feel as if Fox didn’t get enough out of the players he had when he had them. So what I’m getting at here is that the Bears are in a better spot than where they were two years ago, even if they aren’t as good as they were last year.
- In case you haven’t given up all hope, here is a notable Cam Newton update:
Smart decision. Cam Newton will be fully health by March when his future will be decided. https://t.co/Tvfxd2wUa6
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2019
- The end of an era is on the horizon:
Did you ever wonder where “There’s a timeout…where?…on the field…oohh” came from at Soldier Field?
Well, I got the story for you.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) December 5, 2019
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