YES! Report: Bears to face Rams in Hall of Fa
Report: Bears to face Rams in Hall of Fame Game
The buzz for weeks has been that the day after Richard Dent is enshrined in Canton, Ohio, the Chicago Bears will play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.
The NFL will release the official preseason schedule at 3 p.m. Tuesday and Tony Softli of 101 ESPN in St. Louis, and a former employee of the St. Louis Rams, tweeted that the game will pit the Bears vs. the Rams on Aug. 7 at Fawcett Stadium.
The Tribune reported April 4 that strong indications were the Bears would be selected to play in the kickoff game to the 2011 season for the first time since 2005. This means the Bears will be able to open training camp one week early at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Of course, training camp and the preseason hinge on the owners and players reaching a resolution on the labor issues hanging over the game like a black cloud. If training camp is delayed, the Hall of Fame Game would be one of the first things to be cancelled. An extra week of training camp would be coveted if teams miss parts or all of the offseason workout program.
Stay tuned for an official announcement.
be sweet to get in a whole weekend of tailgates and see dent's enshirement AND a bear game to boot!
just got tickets $65 piece( green zone )
Last edited by dabears54; 04-12-2011 at 01:50 PM.
101ESPN has confirmed the St Louis Rams will play the Chicago Bears in the Hall of Fame to kick off 2011 season.
and with faulk also being inducted be alot of rams fans there
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Yes, but most of them are from Iowa.
Originally Posted by Butka
Now we just need to hope there is an agreement by August 7 or this is a non issue
Nah, most of them are Packer fans with a few Bears and Vikings rooters thrown in.
Originally Posted by GlobeOfFrogs
Originally Posted by The Benjamin
Yeah great! Just one more preseason game to pick up injuries from. It's nice that Dent and Faulk's teams are playing but I hate adding one more meaningless game to the schedule when we're trying to get our shit together offensively. The benefits from a good parctice would outweigh anything either team will get from this game.
Yeah, I do not like that we now have FIVE preseason games. They should take away one of the other games and keep it set at four.
Originally Posted by soulman
Last edited by The Benjamin; 04-12-2011 at 07:25 PM.
Makes sense that it would be the Bears and the Rams with both teams having HOF inductees (Dent for the Bears and Faulk and the late Les Richter for the Rams). How can they be selling tickets for a game when no one is even sure it's going to be played yet. I heard there's also a rumor the Bears will play in London this year as one of their away games wont know if that pans out till much later.