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  1. BSBEARS

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    So you believe the current players do not care about the history of the league or there team. Thats interest with all the HOF from the Bears and the fact that most of the rookies have a goal of being the best which is measured by the HOF I would say Wrong.

    I agree pointers can come from anywhere but a HOF player giving pointers is always going to be received well. Many of these young guys will have the future opportunity to come back in the years to come and I think it is a great thing for the all the players involved as well as the fans and media. Only ones who lose are the restaurants where they probably still get free food. LOL

    I would call it pride. You keep calling it a father figure or a pep talk or whatever but its pride in the history. The players will basically play hard, excluding PEP instances, but keeping the tradition alive is big. When the rookies report you always here there first impressions when they see the famous players on the wall in the hallway ( I guess its a hallway, never seen it personally). That sense is even greater when you see them in real life.

    I could go round and round but not interested in bantering all night. Bottom line for me is I see lots of advantages to having the the old timers around. Both for the current players and for the older players getting there well overdue thanks from the organization.
     
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    Are you both really sick of the 85 Bears. I understand its been a long time and we need to get another SB and have another team to fondly remember but that does not make me sick of them. It is sad how long the drought has lasted though. Seems we are on the right track now atleast, not sure if we can climb to the top this year but if not we should be sitting well for the following year with a few additional key players.
     
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    I can't speak for anyone else but I'd venture to guess that many feel like me where they aren't sick of the 85 Bears themselves, just of talking about them.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    That is exactly what I am saying. These guys don't wanna be a part of the 85 legacy. They want to start their own. It is an insult to them to think they need to hear from the 85 team.

    My point is it does not have to be a former Bear doing it. There is no added bonus to it being a former Bear or another legend.

    My point is, again, people make such a big deal about these guys coming to talk to the Bears players. Like last year fans were celebrating that Ditka spoke to the team.... Seriously?

    Get me away from the 85 Bears. Let these guys stand on their own. Last thing they want is to hear is "they won because they had the 85 Bears in camp"

    That's BS. They don't need them there.

    At all
     
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    This all started with you saying
    They should not need them to be more committed to winning. They should not need them to come in to be commited at all.

    Thats clown shit bro
     
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    I was being facetious. Being "Black Balled" for winning.

    LOL,. This is why my teachers always told us to read the entire question before we answer.
     
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    Sorry Benj, everyone has their opinion, but I happen to disagree with your main premise that they guys today don't care or shouldn't care about the past of this franchise. Yes, it is up to them to build their own team and their own identity, but to suggest that the past success and history of the franchise has no meaning to them I think is a bit misguided.

    Winning or losing can be contagious. If you play for a team that has a history of losing, it is very hard to change that dynamic. I can also say with personal experience that playing for a team with a high degree of success can provide motivation to go above and beyond what you think you can do. You can't tell me that some of these young kids, especially the rookies, don't get at least a little motivation from a HOF player hanging around to watch them. It helps them to envision a standard or personal motivation that may be a bit higher than it would otherwise. Even if this only occurs for a handful, isnt it worth it? What does it hurt?
     
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    Maybe Samurai Mike came to check out the guy who is wearing his number. It sure would be great if McClellin could do the number proud.
     
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    IIRC didn't Samurai get a gig working with the league? I think it's always a nice bump if a HOF comes in as well as a SB champ. Not just from the psyche standpoint but if there's an opportunity to LEARN from some of these guys weather it be mindset, technique, or strategy they should form a line.
     

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