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My Instant Reaction: Bears vs. Rams 11/17/19

By Earl Bennett Bears lose AGAIN. My thoughts below. Beardown.  

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Weird BBQ at Hester’s House #StoryTimeWithEarl

Nothing beats a good team bonding experience than getting together with some great food. Before I became a vegetarian, I thoroughly enjoyed grilled chicken wings and lamb. The smoky, hickory flavor absorbed by taste buds made cookouts worthwhile. Attach that mouth-watering feeling with being around your favorite teammates taking in the fresh summer breeze, and it was pure joy.   The music is blasting through the speakers, and everyone is joking and having fun. I always enjoyed going to Devin’s house because it is still the most massive and best-looking home I have ever encountered. Devin was a great host, and everyone at the BBQ was excited to be there. The …
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A Failed Destiny Ploy #StoryTimeWithEarl

Training camp was always fun…for the first few days. Away from any distractions, playing football, dining and video gaming with teammates was cool. We knew there would be fights and disagreements, but at the end of the day everyone had one goal — bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Chicago. One particular instance at training camp garnered everyone’s attention.  As we began drills to start practice, we look up on the hill to see a guy in a helmet working out. He is doing pushups, sit-ups and cone drills.  Not only does he have the fans’ attention, but he has the players’ attention as well. We were like “Look at this guy. …
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Bears SZN with Nick Williams


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The Mob #StoryTimeWithEarl

My first time inside of the Chicago Bears facility after the 2008 NFL Draft, I quickly found out who runs the show. You have front office personnel, coaches and security, but if you ask anyone within that organization who RAN the team, they will tell you these three words: THE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN.  The offensive lineman is totally different from other positions. They move, talk and laugh in sync. They travel in packs, and you will never catch one without the other. NEVER. Not walking, running, training room or locker room they are A MOB. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is fight a lineman.  In 2008, I was …
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Legacy Talk with Russell Shepard


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Bounty-Gate Victim #StoryTimeWithEarl

Playing football is a brutal sport. There is no doubt about it. That’s what makes it football. The gridiron, where warriors done equipment to battle out for who’s the best. Unfortunately, injuries happen frequently. A brutal injury I faced happened week two against the New Orleans Saints in 2011. QB #1 would always tell me to be careful, because how I played the game made me a target. I never thought twice about that comment until after the play that could have possibly cost me my life.  The second drive of the game we began to click. RB #1 had a 42-yard run that would put us in excellent field position. Four plays later we align for a passing play. I scout …
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New Giant with Brittan Golden


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My Time with Quincy Wilson


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Beast Mode Trade #StoryTimeWithEarl

In 2011, Chicago Bears RB #1 was in heated negotiations for a new contract. Not being elected to a pro-bowl, management considered his performance on the field not pro bowl level. Although everyone on the team knew he was the right fit for the team and the organization as well. The negotiations created heavy tension.  My agent, Doug Hendrickson, and I had been in negotiations on a new contract during the 2011 season too. We talked a lot during the season. On one particular occasion, he had a visitor in the office who wanted to speak with me. The visitor was RB #1 of the Seattle Seahawks. Seahawks RB#1 picks …
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