A Note on This Website Moving Forward

Numerous of you have noticed that the household of DBB has grown substantially in current instances. There are quite a few causes for this but principal amongst them is this: these guys are excellent. Andrew’s fiery columns transform the tone about right here. Wood’s information-driven evaluation is not only exceptional to this weblog but exceptional to the entirety of the Bears-writing landscape. And now Bill Zimmerman, a specialist in the sports radio enterprise, is going to offer specialist podcasts.

But I’m not going anyplace, people. Simply because when the fans of the Chicago Bears are gearing up for a substantial division tilt late in the season, Somebody has to offer a silly limerick at the prime of their game preview.

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This may possibly be my favored Trebek sequence in the history of Jeopardy. And I’ve watched a lot more hours of Jeopardy than any other Television system by a wide margin. (It is football, so watch it.)

On the Late Dan Jenkins

My accurate sports passion is golf and Dan Jenkins was the greatest golf writer to ever reside. Right here is the opening of a brilliant piece by Tom Callahan on Jenkins:

When his grandmother located an old typewriter in the attic, only kid Dan Jenkins of Texas became a writer.

Word for word, he typed the war dispatches and sports columns from the Fort Worth papers, pretending to be a newspaperman. But, at some point, he changed the words, providing them an edge, his personal edge.

An aunt named Inez owned a drugstore, a repository of dreams. Luxuriating in the store’s scrumptious aromas, Dan set up camp at the out-of-town newspapers stack. For a when, his favored lead was by Damon Runyon from an account of Chicago mobster Al Capone’s tax-evasion trial: “Al Capone was quietly dressed when he arrived at the courthouse this morning except for a hat of pearly white, emblematic, no doubt, of purity.”

Jenkins also admired James Thurber’s take on a single of Ohio State’s athletic stars, Chic Harley: “If you by no means saw Harley run with a football, words can not describe. It wasn’t like [Red] Grange or [Tom] Harmon or anyone else. It was type of a cross in between music and cannon fire, and it brought your heart up below your ears.”

And this is from Bryan Curtis at The Ringer:

Dan Jenkins died Thursday night at the age of 89. He wasn’t just a sportswriter. He was a sportswriterly state of becoming. When seated at a bar, Dan insisted on getting 3 drinks in front of him: a scotch and water, a backup scotch and water, and a cup of coffee. He smoked in his author images. A cigarette dangled from his fingers when he went on Johnny Carson to hawk a single of his books.

Dan succeeded in producing the sport of golf each exciting and weird. He helped turn college football into a national pastime. He pulverized athletes with a single line. “Greg Norman,” he once wrote, “always has looked like the guy you send out to kill James Bond, not Jack Nicklaus.” Dan Jenkins was the fucking man.

For me, the genius of Jenkins was his refusal to be soft-handed with golfers when the rest of the golf media basked in deference. He took shots. He was sincere. He was true. He was fantastic.

Odds & Ends

  • The Bears signed a kicker named Blewitt and social media had enjoyable with that. But after once again, do not devote two significantly time on these kicker bodies. The Bears do not have their beginning kicker on the roster at this point.
  • Brad Childress is returning to the Bears. If this excites you I would say you are As well into football.
  • There is a belief expanding in league circles that Adrian Amos will be joining Vic Fangio in Denver. Will he be getting the rumored $10 million per year? Doubtful.
  • NBC Sports Chicago on the likelihood of Tevin Coleman: “Spotrac estimates Coleman’s marketplace worth to be a 4-year, $21.28 million contract ($five.three million typical annual worth), which if that is the case would be affordable for the Bears. The difficulty is: That is in all probability not going to be what Coleman, a Tinley Park native, commands. Something closer to Jerrick McKinnon’s 4-year, $30 million deal ($7.five million annually, with $18 million assured) with the San Francisco 49ers may possibly be what it’ll take to land the former Atlanta Falcons operating back.”
  • Will Brinson does not hyperlink Le’Veon Bell to the Bears in this column – in all probability due to the fact they’ll by no means be in a position to afford him. But Bell’s ideal match is quickly in Chicago, exactly where he’d turn an up-and-coming offense into an elite a single with a easy signature.