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Bears fans have funny reaction to Andy Dalton signing

Andy Dalton

The Chicago Bears on Tuesday agreed to a 1-year deal with Andy Dalton, and many of the team’s fans are nothing short of disappointed.

The Bears have been connected in rumors to Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson. While those moves could still happen at some point, Dalton is hardly the consolation prize Bears fans were hoping for.

The reactions to Chicago giving him a $10 million deal were humorous:

Dalton, 33, spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys. He began as the backup to Dak Prescott but became the starter after Prescott’s season-ending leg injury. The Cowboys went 4-5 under Dalton, who passed for 14 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. But Dalton also dealt with a concussion following a nasty hit and the effects of COVID-19.

Best of luck to the Bears on improving from their 8-8 season with Nick Foles and Andy Dalton at quarterback. Mitchell Trubisky is a free agent.

Look: Bears fan sneaks full pumpkin pie, whipped cream into Soldier Field

Bears fan pie whipped cream

One Chicago Bears fan who attended Sunday’s game at Soldier Field came well prepared.

Ernest Wilkins shared a video on social media of a fan who sneaked an entire pumpkin pie and can of whipped cream into the Bears-Giants game. The Week 12 contest was four days ahead of Thanksgiving, making his dessert very timely.

We respect his hustle and boldness. We’re also trying to figure out what was more impressive: sneaking in the full pie or the can of whipped cream?

The feat was almost as impressive as Mitch Trubisky throwing for 278 yards and a touchdown in the 19-14 win.

Watch: Bears ruthlessly booed by home fans over red zone struggles

Matt Nagy

The Chicago Bears were not able to sort out their offensive issues during the first half of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, and fans wasted no time showing the home team how disgusted they are with the struggles.

The Bears failed to score a touchdown in the first half despite making five trips into the red zone. They instead wound up with three field goals and took a 9-7 lead into the half, but that didn’t stop fans at Soldier Field from booing them on their way to the locker room.

Chicago’s final drive of the half was particularly disappointing. A pass interference penalty in the end zone placed the ball at the 1-yard line with 29 seconds left. Mitchell Trubisky then threw an incompletion on 1st down and a rushing attempt was stopped short on 2nd down. Since the Bears had no timeouts left, they had to quickly spike the ball and settle for yet another field goal.

Bears coach Matt Nagy supposedly went out of his way to hold himself accountable for the team’s offensive inefficiencies leading up to Sunday’s game, but it didn’t translate to success in the first half. However, Chicago did come out of the locker room and put together a touchdown drive to start the third quarter, so perhaps the booing served as motivation.

Chicago Bears fans upset ESPN did not air Brian Urlacher ceremony

ESPN is being criticized for failing to air any of the Brian Urlacher ceremony during halftime of the Chicago Bears-Seattle Seahawks game on “Monday Night Football.”

Urlacher was celebrated during halftime of the game at Soldier Field for being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month. He was given his Hall of Fame ring and a mini statue of himself in uniform.

Those who weren’t at the game probably missed the ceremony because ESPN did not include it in their halftime programming. That omission was noted by many Bears fans and media members.

Considering that the Bears were playing in the MNF game, have a huge fan base, and the historic element to recognizing Hall of Fame ceremonies, the network seemed to miss an opportunity.

Bears fans have clever way of calling for John Fox’s firing

John Fox

Many Chicago Bears fans have lost patience with head coach John Fox, and they’ve come up with a clever way to call for his firing.

One Bears fan in the crowd during the team’s blowout loss at Philadelphia on Sunday displayed a sign depicting the logo of well-known web browser Firefox as their means of calling for Fox’s firing.

It’s a pretty good in-joke, and it might take some time for some people to get it, but you have to tip your cap to how clever this one is.

The Bears are struggling mightily, and given the reported tension that existed between Fox and the front office, it seems like those fans might get their wish come season’s end.

Chicago Bears halted beer sales because too much was being sold

beerThe Chicago Bears decided to temporarily halt the sale of beer at Soldier Field on Sunday because too much was being consumed during weather delays.

There were tornado warnings for Cook County, so the game between the Bears and Baltimore Ravens was delayed. During the delay, fans were ushered into the concourse and apparently began drinking up. Amy Jacobson of the Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson Morning Show on AM 560 WIND Chicago reported that concessions were closed because the fans were drinking too much beer:


Bears fan tasers his wife, a Packers fan, following wager

John-Grant-mug-shotChicago Bears fans and Green Bay Packers fans generally don’t like one another. We’re guessing that isn’t the case with Packers fan John Grant and his wife, who happens to be a cheesehead. They just like to make friendly wagers that result in someone getting electrocuted.

According to The Daily Citizen, Grant was arrested early Tuesday morning after the Bears beat the Packers 27-20. His wife reportedly called police to report that Grant had used a stun gun on her three times. She showed the officers burn marks on her buttocks from where she had been shocked, which led to Grant’s arrest for the illegal use of an electric weapon.

Here’s the twisted part. Grant insisted he and his wife had made a wager on the game, and he Tasered her as a result of Chicago winning. After reviewing a series of text messages, police determined that Grant’s wife did indeed agree to the bet and consent to being Tasered if the Packers lost. She said, however, that she never expected him to actually do it.

Deadspin noted that Grant’s blood alcohol content was a whopping .137 while his wife’s was .155. It’s safe to say these NFL fans weren’t exactly thinking clearly. We’ve heard plenty of stories that involve people being Tasered, but this one is pretty shocking (see what I did there?). I don’t know what’s more baffling — that they agreed to the bet or that Grant actually followed through with it.

Lance Briggs: Nobody gets booed more at home than the Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears fans may be fed up with their team, but it sounds like the feeling is mutual. The Bears have tumbled this season since they started out looking like one of the best teams in the NFC. While they could still sneak into the postseason with a wild card berth, it’s looking less likely by the week.

Earlier this week, Brian Urlacher ripped Chicago fans for booing the team during their loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Fellow linebacker Lance Briggs said he understands the passion of Bears fans, but essentially agreed with what Urlacher had to say.

“I understand where he’s coming from,” Briggs said during his show on CSN Chicago. “I’ve been here a long time, too and I’ve (heard) a lot of boos. For a lot of the wrong reasons. Nobody, on any team I’ve seen, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago.

“That’s also a point to the passion of the Chicago fans. Everyone is passionate, but everyone in Chicago doesn’t know how to run a football team. Everyone doesn’t know how to play professional football. It’s our job to do that.”

While the Bears aren’t exactly the Jacksonville Jaguars, it has to be frustrating for fans to listen to their star players hype up games against division rivals only to fall flat on their faces. When you sign a contract to play in a place like Chicago, Boston or New York, you have to understand that the fans are going to love you when you’re winning and despise you when you’re losing. The fact that people like Urlacher and Briggs are acting surprised by that amid a stretch where they’ve lost five out of six games is getting pretty old.

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Brian Urlacher: I don’t care about the fans or the media

Chicago Bears fans were understandably frustrated after their team lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday for the second time this season. At the time being, the Bears are on the outside looking in at the NFC playoff picture. They got off to a 7-1 start this year before losing five out of their last six. During their loss to Green Bay, the boos began raining down at Soldier Field.

In addition, some critics are calling for head coach Lovie Smith to be replaced. Brian Urlacher finds this to be ridiculous.

“Our crowd was pretty good today for the most part,” Urlacher said Sunday during his weekly appearance on Fox Chicago. “They were loud for a minute there. The boos were really loud, which is always nice. The only team in our division to get booed at home is us. It’s unbelievable to me.

“It’s not going to change. If we talk about it, then the media says, ‘You’re blaming the fans for losing. You’re doing this. You’re blaming the refs for losing.’ We lost that football game. Every football game we play in, we lose, it’s nobody’s fault but ours, but we’re allowed to say what we want.”


Bears fans reportedly drank Nashville dry after win over Titans

Chicago Bears fans who made the trip to Nashville last Sunday to watch their team take on the Tennessee Titans were treated to quite the show. The Bears’ defense was dominant from the start and had the team out to a 28-2 lead after only one quarter. After the game, the fans headed out for some well-deserved celebration.

We have all heard the phrase “drink the town dry” before, but has it actually ever happened? According to NBC Chicago, Bears fans nearly turned the saying into a reality after Sunday’s game. Several Nashville establishments, including the Paradise Park Trailer Resort, reported that they ran out of beer extremely early. The Paradise Park Trailer Resort said it had no bottled beer left by dinner time.

NBC Chicago reported that estimations had the number of Bears fans in the stands at LP Field at more than 50% of the stadium’s capacity. Perhaps the Nashville bars are not used to patrons peppering them following Titans games, as many of them likely head home after watching their team lose yet again.

As a business owner you never want to run out of any service you provide, but I’m sure the Nashville bar and restaurant owners welcomed the fact that they were able to stuff their pockets courtesy of Bears nation. After all, it’s not like they were lighting jerseys on fire.

H/T Pro Football Zone