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The official home for audio programming from Windy City Gridiron, SB Nation's community for fans of the Chicago Bears.

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Episodes

BWME58: A statistical look at the Chicago Bears (with Johnathan Wood!)

7/7/2020
What do the Chicago Bears' 2019 statistics, both offensive and defensive, say about their play last year? And what can they tell us about 2020? Robert brings on DaBearsBlog's statistical guru, Johnathan Wood, to find out just that in this episode of Bear With Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:58

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - The Cutler Era 2010s

7/6/2020
Most people fall into one of two camps - you were either a Jay Cutler defender or a Jay Cutler hater. Those two groups of people waged war against each other throughout Cutler's tenure as a Chicago Bear. We dedicate this episode to the "Cutler Era" and all the players that played during this time. We'll talk Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, and Alshon Jeffery plus the biggest FA signing in franchise history. Finally, we'll ask the question that needs to be asked - did Jay Cutler win the Jay...

Duration:01:25:30

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 2000s Part 2

6/29/2020
It's another big one as Jeff and Matt break down the first decade of the 21st century and all the ups and downs that went along with it. It's so big in fact that we had to break this out into two episodes. Part 2 picks up with Lance Briggs and works through other key Chicago Bears from the decade including Olin Kreutz, Thomas Jones, and Devin Hester. The episode finishes with the guys making their choices in the categories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:10

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 2000s Part 1

6/29/2020
It's another big one as Jeff and Matt break down the first decade of the 21st century and all the ups and downs that went along with it. It's so big in fact that we had to break this out into two episodes. Part 1 lays out the cocktail of the decade, a US history recap with pop culture, and the bios of Brian Urlacher, Mike Brown, and Peanut Tillman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:46

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Black Hole 90s

6/22/2020
Let me level with you here. If you've lasted this long in the series you know that there are some good decades and some bad decades. This is one of those bad ones, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun along the way. Join Jeff and Matt as they work through the 1990s with some of their all-time favorite players on some bad football teams. Plus, Jeff breaks out two cocktail recipes for the decade and shares his Tom Waddle autographed jersey story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:25:03

BWM57: Current and Future Analysis of the Chicago Bears' Cap Situation (With Brad Spielberger!)

6/21/2020
The Chicago Bears have become known for their limited cap space and draft resources, but how bad *is* their situation compared to other teams? Robert brings on renowned cap analyst Brad Spielberger to answer exactly that question, as well as outlining both the current and future threats to the Bears' success going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:44

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 80s Side B

6/15/2020
This episode is so big we had to break it into 2 parts! Side B (like your favorite cassette from the 80s) covers the remaining 4 key Bears from the decade the always popular categories! All this and more in this week's episode of Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:07

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 80s Side A

6/15/2020
This episode is so big we had to break it into 2 parts! Side A (like your favorite cassette from the 80s) covers the cocktail of the decade, a quick recap of the US history during this time, and a discussion of 4 key Bears from the decade. Once you finish this episode make sure to flip over to Side B for the remaining players of the decade and the always popular categories! All this and more in this week's episode of Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade. Learn more about your...

Duration:01:00:15

BWME56: Talking about Trubisky's Press Conference

6/14/2020
After months away from speaking to the media, Chicago Bears' QB Mitchell Trubisky met with Chicago's finest reporters over zoom a few days ago and wow'd pundits with his confident and plucky demeanor. But will this "good pissed off" attitude carry over to the football field? Robert discusses this, along with a plethora of other topics, in this episode of Bear With Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:07

Bears Banter: Ep. 73- Sam Acho joins

6/11/2020
In the latest episode of Bears Banter, former Chicago Bear LB Sam Acho joins the podcast. Sam discusses his reaction to George Floyd's death, the protests that followed and also discusses what systemic racism the NFL and the country need to deal with, how we can all be better and improve the country for all people moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:48

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Sweetness 70s

6/9/2020
Let's be honest for a minute - the 1970s were not a great time to be a fan of Bears football if you liked winning games. However, that doesn't mean that they weren't entertaining and lacked great players. A Defensive Player of the Year and a League MVP earn honors in this decade despite the Bears going through 4 different head coaches and their worst record by decade ever. Join Jeff and Matt as they talk Walter Payton, Doug Buffone, Wally Chambers, Jim Osborne, Gary Fencik, and other fun,...

Duration:01:08:24

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - The George Halas Victory Lap of the 1960s

6/1/2020
The 60s were one of the most turbulent decades in American history and also in Chicago Bears history. George Halas winds down his coaching career by pulling off one last championship in 1963, helping create the modern Tight End position by drafting Mike Ditka, and acquiring two of the most legendary Bears in the same draft - Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. All this and more on this episode of Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:17:39

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Nifty 50s

5/25/2020
The 50s can be described as good but not great in terms of team success, but there are plenty of All-Time great players and stories from the decade. This is the first decade in Bears history to not bring a championship to town, but don't be fooled by the lack of trophies. The 50s brought the creation of the MLB position and arguably the greatest Wide Receiver in team history. Join us as we talk Bill George, Harlon Hill, George Conner and more in this week's episode of Halas to Mack: Chicago...

Duration:00:59:49

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Fantastic 40s

5/18/2020
There's no decade quite like the 1940s - World War II rages across the globe and the Chicago Bears take the NFL by storm with a level of dominance never seen before. Join Jeff and Matt as they introduce you to 8 key players from the decade including Hall of Famers Sid Luckman, Bulldog Turner, George McAfee, and Ed Sprinkle. The guys will then work through a set of categories like who was the best player of the decade? Who would you want on the 2020 roster from this decade? So mix yourself a...

Duration:01:07:53

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Bronko's 30s

5/11/2020
Welcome to the 1930s! The Bears are alive and well in this decade with some financial help from an unexpected place. Bronko Nagurski headlines the famous players of the decade but plenty of Hall of Famers and innovators wore the Navy & Orange during the Great Depression. Join Jeff and Matt as they work through one of the most successful decades in Bears history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:55

Bears Banter: Ep. 72- Ted Ginn Jr. joins!

5/8/2020
A great episode with new Chicago Bears WR Ted Ginn Jr.! Ginn joined the podcast to talk about why he chose Chicago, how he sees himself fitting in on the offense and on special teams with Cordarrelle Patterson, teaching the young kids like Darnell Mooney how to use their speed and so much more. How fast is Ted Ginn's 40 right now? Has he ever come close to signing with the Bears previously? How much longer does he want to play? What's the deal with nobody signing Cam Newton? The challenges...

Duration:00:33:36

Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - The Roaring 20s

5/3/2020
Welcome to Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears history by the decade! This new, limited podcast series tackles the 100 year history of the Chicago Bears by reviewing each decade. Windy City Gridiron veteran Jeff Berckes is joined by Matt Winter to discuss the 1920s, the formation of the NFL, and the beginning of the George Halas legacy. The guys have some fun along the way with a cocktail of the decade recipe, a biography of the 8 players you need to know of the decade, and some fun categories like...

Duration:01:16:24

Bears Banter: Ep. 71- Brett Kollmann and EJ Snyder recap the draft!

5/1/2020
In a can't miss edition, check out the latest Bears Banter with BOTH Brett Kollmann and EJ Snyder. Brett and EJ give you a great break down of the Bears top 5 draft picks and give you a little bit on the 7th rounders and UDFAs as well. Plus, the Packers- what were they doing? EJ and Brett tell you the smart and not-so-smart thinking behind Chicago's NFC North rivals. Plus- John Jenkins, Tedd Ginn Jr and Tashaun Gipson? It's all covered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:49:04

Bears Over Beers S2E6: 2020 Draft Recap!

4/25/2020
Slept through the NFL Draft? Never fear - here's a recap of the entire thing including a live reaction to the 7th round picks. So grab a beverage and join EJ and Jeff as they recap all of the new Chicago Bears, the moves that were required to land some of them, and we all get to - at least momentarily - laugh at the pain of Aaron Rodgers. All in all, not a bad draft weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:25:26

The Chicago Bears select Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons -- Live Reactions! (With Jacob Infante!)

4/25/2020
With the 226th & 227th picks in the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears selected Colorado OG Arlington Hambright and Tennessee State OT Lachavious Simmons. What did WCG's Lead Draft Analyst think of the pick? Robert brings on Jacob Infante to find out in this live reaction podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:43