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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bear Weather In Baltimore as Chicago Makes It After 24 Hours Of Delays

 The east coast in the DC area doesn't cope with snow to well which actually was one of the first things Obama addressed when arriving in Washington and seeing kids get snow days for a couple inches of snow:

When it comes to winter, "Folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things," he joked. Maybe, he suggested, they need some "flinty Chicago toughness."

That's the first of only two times I can recollect agreeing with him, the second being the Afghan Surge, and it was the same thing when I lived in Charlottesville Virginia as a young teen after living up in Chicago and Green bay, where snow starts in November and is on the ground essentially 'til March.

These are everyday scenes at Soldier Field and Chicago but are from the Baltimore stadium last night.


but again, not in Baltimore where the Bears were scheduled to play at 12 pm eastern which has been pushed tentatively now to 3:15 pm eastern as the weather will keep fans away with many suburban areas impassable...

 and of course because the Bears for the most part "suck" this year will keep 'em away too.
Chicago Bears off to slow start to Baltimore

chicagotribune.com: "BALTIMORE -- Getting off the bus running isn't the only issue the Bears have. Getting off the plane, period, proved to be an adventure this weekend.

The team left O'Hare International on a United Airlines charter flight Saturday night, nearly 24 hours after it attempted to depart for Baltimore, a trip hampered by mechanical issues and a potentially record-breaking storm here that continued late into the evening and was expected to dump more than 20 inches of snow.

The Bears took off shortly after 8 p.m. and were scheduled to arrive at a closed Baltimore/Washington airport at 10 p.m. Their game Sunday with the Ravens has been moved to 3:15 p.m.

The storm, which was classified as a blizzard much of Saturday, prompted Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley to declare a state of emergency as airports were closed all along the eastern seaboard.

Originally, the team was to leave Friday at 10:30 p.m. but a mechanical problem necessitated a plane change that never happened. The Bears returned to Halas Hall at 1:15 a.m.

Now they must deal with a short night of rest near the end of what has been a long season. The Ravens' playoff hopes are on the line and it was business as usual as they went through their walk-through Saturday before checking into a hotel.

A crew of 700 workers began clearing snow at M & T Bank Stadium at 1 a.m. Saturday to prepare for the game. The field, which is a Sportexe artificial surface, is covered.

The city of Baltimore petitioned the NFL on Friday to move the start of the game back from noon. In Philadelphia, where snow was expected to reach up to 20 inches, the Eagles also moved the start of their game with the 49ers to 3:15.

It's expected there will be lots of empty seats as some residential streets remain impassable. But moving the game to Monday, where it would have competed with the nearby Redskins' game against the Giants on Monday night at FedEx Field, was not an option."

This is an interesting article from a former NFL player about his days in the leagu and the 20 miserable ones after leaving the league playing ONLY 5 YEARS

Former NFL star Dave Pear is sorry he ever played football 

Jeff Pearlman - SI.com: "Dave Pear has a message for you.

'Don't let your kids play football,' he says. 'Never.'

It is an odd thing, hearing these sort of words from a man like David Louis Pear, University of Washington standout, Pro Bowl defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Bowl champion with the Oakland Raiders. His five-year NFL career was one thousands of high school and college athletes would envy -- charging out of a darkened stadium tunnel, 70,000 fans screaming for you, loving you, praising you, idolizing you.

'You wanna know the truth?' says Pear.

The question lingers -- the 56-year-old ex-athlete preparing to unload one more skull-splitting hit.

'I wish I never played football. I wish that more than anything. Every single day, I want to take back those years of my life ...'"  continued


The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H. L. Mencken

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