T'was the night before kickoff, and throughout Halas Hall, not a creature was throwing or catching a ball.
Just a note to say thank you for reading here, and continued holiday wishes to you and yours. Nothing of overwhelming importance is happening here; The Jets Mark Sanchez will definitely start on Sunday, though my suspicion is that he’s not going to be 100%.
For the Bears, everyone practiced Friday, and Earl Bennett will play Sunday, as well. Brian Urlacher was caught up in the second weekly wave of fines handed down from the league. A hit on Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, that was deemed a head/neck hit on an unprotected receiver, cost him $10,000, it being his second offense. It annoys me that they actually do go through all the games a second time, to see if there's anything else they can conceivably punish defenders for.
The other day Jay Cutler visited a children’s hospital. He insisted that there was no media attention, and he declined interviews on it afterwards. Perhaps this proves that you can dislike reporters, and still be a good person.
Once again, I hope the day finds you well, and I cannot begin to express how lucky I feel to have the opportunity to discuss my opinions on the Bears and the NFL here, with you.
So thank you to SB Nation, and to my editor Al Yellon, and all the other contributors here, for making it possible.
And as a final note, I’d like to point out that the New York Jets uniforms are the same color as The Grinch. Here’s hoping they don’t steal the Bears Christmas.