Found September 04, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
PLAYERS: Danica Patrick
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Maybe you think the Danica Patrick coverage on this site is excessive. To that I say, she is our “home team” NASCAR racer. Danica hails from Northern Illinois, and this site is based in Chicago. She is an Illinois woman. And this website puts Illinois first. Besides unless Danica really does something newsworthy. Or something really newsworthy happens with Danica, you usually only get two (the race preview and the post-results analysis) stories on her per week. Now you get a third. From an interview Danica did with NASCAR: The NFL opens its season this week. How big of a Chicago Bears fan are you? “I go to games every year. I’m a big Bears fan, for sure. I always watch their games. I even get nervous for their games. That means I’m a fan, right? I’m sure I’m not the biggest fan, but I’m a big fan, for sure,” Danica said. And with that, perhaps Danica is the most attractive Bears fan in the world? Who else you got? Catch me every Friday at 7:30 AM CDT talking Chicago Bears on WAOR ...

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Shame On You Brian Urlacher!

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Danica Patrick had IndyCar success at Richmond; will it translate?

Danica Patrick will make her second trip to Richmond in the Sprint Cup Series for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race. In her first go-round in April, she started 30th and finished 29th. Not impressive. Yes, I know that. However, if you look at the IndyCar record of Danica Patrick at Richmond, she had four top ten finishes in five races there. Will that help? Make a difference? No...

Trestman won’t commit to a middle LB

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Marshall says hips is structurally sound

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Bear Breakdown: Changes At Offensive Line Will Likely Pay Off This Season

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Trestman 'all business' with debut approaching

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