The Chicago Bears radio broadcast is almost unlistenable with Tom Thayer as the color commentator. Of course, I understand how disappointing the Bears are and have been for some time, but Thayer’s constant negativity makes this even worse.

Need a great example of a passionate former player broadcasting for a struggling team, go back and listen to replays of the great Ron Santo. He wore his heart on his sleeve, and you could feel his heart break when things weren’t going well for the Cubs, but you never felt negativity like the kind that flows from Thayer’s mouth.

It’s time for a change.

You know what kind of high school soccer teams make it out of district tournaments? The kind that learn how to use their 24-man roster. You know what kind of teams lose? The kind that play 14 players.


The MGM Grand has a really fantastic art collection on display in honor of Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday.

Ali himself will be here this afternoon for a cake cutting ceremony. I hope to catch a glimpse of him then.