Devin Hester signs a 4 year extension! And the extension pays well!

It appears that Devin Hester got the contract he wanted, and he can make some good cash. There is $15 million in guaranteed money, and then more for incentives, especially in the last two years of his contract. His contract is now until 2013. And he is happy to stay in Chicago and show what he can do. He is expected to take more offensive snaps this year as well. And in my opinion, he is the most exciting offensive player we have had for a while. With the addition of RB Matt Forte, we should have an exciting season!

Hester agrees to four-year contract extension
Bears, Hester agree to 4-year contract extension
Hester relieved after signing four-year extension
An investment return as Bears lock up Hester

Jonathan Toews named 34th Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks

It was announced at the Blackhawks Convention that 20 year old Jonathan Toews would now be the Captain for the Chicago Blackhawks. He is the 3rd youngest person to become a captain of their team in the NHL. And he appears to be a great choice. They say he is a great leader among his peers, although he has been called “Mr. Serious”. It is believed that he has the ability to bring this team back to the playoffs, and yes, maybe even the Stanley Cup (dare we hope, dream?). Jonathan was told of the decision right before the ceremony, so it was a bit of a shock, but I am sure he knew that it would be him soon. The buzz had been going around for quite a while that it would happen before the new season. Well, Captain Toews, we expect great things from you! And I am sure you can do it!

Toews Named 34th Captain In Team History
Captain kid: Blackhawks give ‘C’ to Toews
Blackhawks to retire No. 3, name Toews captain
Just call him Captain Toews

Bears Training Camp: FAMILY NIGHT AT ONU

FAMILY NIGHT AT ONU – Wednesday, July 30
Come out to Ward Field and watch the Bears practice under the lights. Pre-practice festivities will start at 6pm with giveaways, strolling entertainment, junior training camps, interactive games for kids and much more. Practice starts at 7pm with a spectacular fireworks display to follow.

Devin Hester shows up to training camp

Happy to see you back Devin Hester! He did not get a new deal on his contract, but he returned to training camp anyway, looking happy. I believe that the Bears will work this out with him however and we will all be happy.

Hester ends two-day holdout, reports to training camp
Hester Returns To Training Camp.
Bears camp: Day 3

Chicago Bears Training Camp …are you ready for some football? I AM!

Training Camp is now upon us! And I wish I was in Bourbannais, IL right now! I am so psyched for the season to start. Go to the site below and you will see all the info on Training Camp, including schedules and whatnot.

Chicago Bears Training Camp

Devin Hester – where are you??

Well, most of you should know by now that Devin Hester has not shown up to training camp. He is holding out for a new contract. And I personally believe he has a point and the Bears should take notice. For a player who has done so much in the 2 short years he has been with the team (c’mon–just look at his stats), his request is not out of line. There are new players with no experience getting much more money than he does and he IS a playmaker. The Bears need to realize his worth and take care of it. Do they want him to sit out all season? After the two seasons he has had in the NFL, he deserves much more.

Bears’ Hester on camp: ‘I’m not coming’

Bears surprised by Hester’s absence from camp
Hester A No-Show In Bourbonnais
Hester MIA on first day of Bears camp
Day 2: Bears questions

Blackhawks 2008 – 2009 schedule announced