Monsters of the Midway…

It was hot as blazes down in Bourbonnais where the Chicago Bears hold their preseason training camp in late July and early August. But it’s only 50 or so miles from us, so we drove down.

Picture from Bears site

#52, the fabulous Khalil Mack!

#29, Tarik Cohen, #10, Mitch Trubisky, #87, Adam Shaheen and #20, Prince Amukamara

#72, Charles Leno, Jr. and #10, Trubisky

Picture from Bears site

We had (free) tickets for August 5 and all 90 some Bears on the roster were there; no holdouts this year. My sons had an especially good time as we marveled at how close we were to the players, closer than you would ever be at an NFL game.

We didn’t try for autographs as it was Armed Forces Day and the first 150 or so active duty military and 50 kids who signed up got a chance and it was SO crowded.

But it was another fun event we squeezed in before school starts up again and the summer is over!

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9 responses

  1. Schweeet! Mack is the man! I’m looking for a big year from Trabisky as well. I think they win their division this year. 😃👍🏻

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    1. We are hoping! It was kind of fun to go. I think we’re planning on it becoming a tradition

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      1. I don’t blame you. We have the Bengals training camp at Georgetown College, which is only about 30 minutes away from us. But, it’s the Bengals. I have zero interest. 😃😃

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      2. My DDIL loves the Bengals and she is appalled you would have zero interest, lol!

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  2. I love the bears. Probably because Mike Ditka’s wife was our high school secretary. She was awesome.

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    1. Oh, that’s cool! First game I ever watched was the Super Bowl the Bears won and I’ve been hooked ever since!

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  3. So cool! Trubisky is a Penn State guy, right? I know that name from somewhere! Sounds like a great time!

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    1. It was fun! I think Mitch Trubisky went to UNC tho.

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      1. Got him confused with someone else then! Glad you had a good time!

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