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billyboyxoxox

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I was born in St.Anthony's hospital (long gone) in Terre Haute, Indiana and raised in the rural west part of Vigo county where I currently reside after twenty years in Lombard, Illinois. I was strongly influenced by beloved family who lived in Chicago. If I didn't root properly for the Beloved BEAR, my gruel came cold. A funny story that has nothing to do with anything. Larry Bird chose my high school to do his student teaching after the ISU Sycamores run to the NCAA championship game and several of us from orchestra kids got to shoot around with him at what would have been our fourth hour orchestra class which was delayed half an hour for one semester while the teacher had younger students from the new middle school built together with the high. If you remember that run, the Sycamores won a game at New Mexico State (then coached by Lou Henson I believe) in overtime after Larry had fouled out with over 2 minutes left and 6th man Bob Heaton threw in a desperation 54 footer off the glass as time expired to send the game into overtime where what was left of the Sycamores stepped it up and won. The first time we met Larry he was leaning on the railing over the stage on our very cool sunken gymnasium basketball court (West Vigo High School built in 1960 and still in use to this day) and half a dozen of us with 3 or 4 basketballs came down from the other end and yelled "hey Larry! Guess who this is!" as we threw up our best half court shots which bounced all over the place. Larry laughed and came lumbering down the steps and stood in the very southeast corner of the court and said "feed me balls" which we did and he proceeded to hit 5 perfect all net swishes in a row. Then he said "guess who this is." We rolled with laughter!

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Surely someone will be able to hit a place holder on field goal attempts.
Commented on The Chicago Bears' special teams are doomed: Who will replace Patrick Mannelly? on Jul 28 2014, 5:51p - 1 reply
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Commented on Chicago Bears Training Camp: Day Three Practice Recap on Jul 27 2014, 9:32p
No!
Commented on Chicago Bears Training Camp: Day Three Practice Recap on Jul 27 2014, 9:22p - 1 reply
I believe that Trestman may be able to do a lot with Clausen.
Commented on Chicago Bears Training Camp: Day Two Practice Recap on Jul 26 2014, 7:42p
Makes me glad
Commented on Chicago Bears training camp 2014: July 26 open thread on Jul 26 2014, 4:49p
Oh yeah, right down the tubes!
Commented on Chicago Bears training camp 2014: July 26 open thread on Jul 26 2014, 4:46p
Last season, he had that one rough housing penalty that cost Devin Hester a return touchdown.
Commented on Chicago Bears training camp 2014: July 26 open thread on Jul 26 2014, 4:29p - 1 reply
Thank you
Commented on Chicago Bears training camp 2014: July 25 open thread on Jul 26 2014, 3:31a
I can't say he'll start the season but de la Puente will be starting sooner than later.
Commented on Should Brian de la Puente replace Roberto Garza at center for the Chicago Bears? on Jul 26 2014, 3:15a - 1 reply
Weems can't control his temper in the heat of competition.
Commented on Chicago Bears Training Camp: Day One Practice Recap on Jul 25 2014, 10:35p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Chicago Bears training camp 2014: July 25 open thread on Jul 25 2014, 12:03p
I think he only did it twice
Commented on How confident are you in the group of running backs behind Matt Forte? on Jul 24 2014, 9:34a - 1 reply
43 new players on the roster
Commented on Chicago Bears Pre-Training Camp Press Conference recap on Jul 23 2014, 6:21p
I think I read here that Clausen played behind some pretty bad Irish O-lines
Commented on Will Jimmy Clausen or Jordan Palmer win the back up quarterback job? on Jul 22 2014, 11:32p
The whisperer will have spoken. Next.
Commented on Fielding questions about the upcoming Chicago Bears season from Facebook on Jul 22 2014, 11:11p
...the first time the play isn't called in on time.
Commented on Fielding questions about the upcoming Chicago Bears season from Facebook on Jul 22 2014, 1:43p - 1 reply
I have no idea yet
Commented on Fielding questions about the upcoming Chicago Bears season from Facebook on Jul 22 2014, 1:37p
It's not just you.
Commented on The Bears Den: July 21, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes on Jul 22 2014, 12:19a
In the end
Commented on The Bears Den: July 21, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes on Jul 21 2014, 11:37p
There is some good spin on this teams 'mediocre'.
Commented on The Bears Den: July 21, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes on Jul 21 2014, 11:31p - 1 reply
De la Puente
Commented on The Bears Den: July 21, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes on Jul 21 2014, 10:59p
Jahns' list was strictly players
Commented on The Bears Den: July 21, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes on Jul 21 2014, 10:23p
I hope Trestman isn't against running the score up
Commented on The 10 Most Important Bears of 2014 - #1 Jay Cutler on Jul 19 2014, 6:34p
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Commented on The 10 Most Important Bears of 2014 - #2 Mel Tucker on Jul 18 2014, 6:23p - 1 reply
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When Jordan retired the first time it was after his father was murdered
Commented on Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond on Jul 16 2014, 10:21a - 1 reply
Hey, TXBearmeat,
Commented on How primed are the Chicago Bears for the future? on Jul 13 2014, 7:46p - 2 replies
There are three rookie tackles on the roster.
Commented on Marquess Wilson will have a bigger role in 2014 on Jul 12 2014, 10:29p - 1 reply
Hear!
Commented on Who is the current face of the franchise for the Chicago Bears? on Jul 11 2014, 11:28a
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Commented on Who is the current face of the franchise for the Chicago Bears? on Jul 11 2014, 11:18a
Only multiple championships will make Emery the face.
Commented on Who is the current face of the franchise for the Chicago Bears? on Jul 11 2014, 11:10a
The "face" of a franchise only really matters when
Commented on Who is the current face of the franchise for the Chicago Bears? on Jul 10 2014, 6:17p
As far as I can tell
Commented on Who is the current face of the franchise for the Chicago Bears? on Jul 10 2014, 6:01p
I expect Pasqualoni and Herring to make a big difference in fundamental coaching and
Commented on Jon Bostic looks to make an impact in 2014 on Jul 7 2014, 9:26p - 1 reply
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