Jon Bostic has big shoes to fill at middle linebacker for the Bears. (US Presswire )
If there's anyone out there who wants to play defensive line for the Bears, we're taking applicants.
It's what happens with injuries, but let's get you caught up on the Bears depleted roster. Also, find the panic button and hit it.
We have Zach Minter, rookie, Montana State. Never heard of him.
We have someone named Landon Cohen. fourth year, out of Ohio. Not Ohio State.
The name concerns me. A Landon Cohen is a professor of philosophy. A Landon Cohen does very good dental work, maybe does your taxes. He does NOT play defense for the Bears.
So, call your family, call your friends, and let's get them on the field as the Bears travel to play the Washington Native Americans.
By the way, thanks to injuries (D.J. Williams), on Sunday we usher in what I call The Jon Bostic Era at middle linebacker. I don't want to pressure the kid, but I am expecting him to fall somewhere between Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher, Dick Butkus, Bill George, Doug Buffone … you know, in that range.
Hall of Fame or go home. I'm scared/excited/frightened/apprehensive/pensive/curious about the whole thing. I'm just glad it's against the team from Washington. Win one and heal up during the bye.
Healed up apparently is Derrick Rose. He played at the United Center … yes! While it's good to have him back, why do I get the suspicion that it's time for the other players to start breaking down? (Hint: Joakim Noah. Big men, bad feet. Nasty combo).
That's a heartbreak for when the season starts.
In the meantime, this week marked the 10th anniversary of the "Bartman Game" or as I called it "The Alex Gonzalez Game." He of course booted the double play ball after the Steve Bartman foul ball on Oct. 14, 2003.
In most cities, it's "foul ball, play on," but not here. We love our drama, heroes, scapegoats and curses. So thanks to all the Cubs who unraveled after that, and to you too Dusty Baker for not sticking up for the guy during the postgame press conference. And to everyone involved in GAME SEVEN, which the Cubs also led.
Thanks for the memories everyone, they last a lifetime.
Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.
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