Found July 30, 2012 on
The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
Just a couple of weeks ago I brought you a dreadful performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" by Bears QB Jay Cutler. Now it is University of Illinois football coach Tim Beckman's turn at the famous song.
It wasn't a great performance, but it added more enthusiasm to it than Cutler did. Hopefully, Beckman and the Illini play with this enthusiasm during the upcoming Big Ten football season.
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The 12,000 fans in attendance had...
The Bears wrapped up their second day in pads and fourth practice overall in Bourbannais on Sunday afternoon in front of another enthusiastic crowd.
Julius Peppers participated in individual drills but received a veteran's day off during seven on seven and 11 on 11 action.
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If there's a sense that Shea McClellin is getting piled on by me writing this blog, then throw another log on the fire.
I don't want to sound overly dramatic because there is plenty of that going around as well.
There's no reason to panic because we're only four practices into camp and there's a long long ways to go.
The best way to evaluate this is to say...
Games Played: 10
Completion Percentage: 58%
Passing Yards: 2,319
QB Rating: 85.7
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He’s going against a good football player most of the night in Charles Tillman, Smith said via CSNChicago.com. But you know...
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We had an interview with Rod Marinelli and he talked extensively...
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