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Sez here that Bears should retire Peanut's number

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Fun with hypotheticals:

Ok, Bear with me on this one.


This came to me after a recent lunch at Yankee Doodle Dandy followed by a banana split at Mayberry's.


Anyhoo, here we go:

Let's say Charles Tillman has indeed played his last game as a Bear.

And Lance Briggs decides to hang 'em up after playing one more season.

That means, over a three-year span, Tillman, Briggs and Brian Urlacher will have all retired.

The question:

Let's say Bears management somehow finds a way to add just one more number to the already long list of greats whose digits have been retired.

And their three choices to receive this honor are Urlacher, Tillman and Briggs.

Whose number should they retire?

The results:

I'm guessing most would go with No. 54, but I think a strong argument could be made for Peanut.

Lovin' it:

Well, we've officially entered the "TV reporters showing us what light snow and slush on the highway looks like from the front seat of a car!" season.

Fan. Tastic.

While we're at it:

What's with the concept of backing out of a parking space at night, driving about 50 feet, and then turning on your lights?

Tough call:

Rick Hahn has said there is an open roster spot available for Paul Konerko if he wants to return, but I'd hate to see Paulie end his career as a part-time player.

I'm guessing if he decides to come back it'll be because he wants to make up for a down year and retire on a high note.

I say:

His career was a high note.

The guy has absolutely nothing to prove.

Anyone else ...:

Notice something different about Derrick Rose's overall demeanor since his return?

Dreaming a Million dreams?

Item: Courtesy of the Paulick Report, "Arlington Park Chairman Richard L. Duchossois paid the day's highest price of $450,000 to acquire 2013 Arlington Classic (G3) winner General Election during Tuesday's session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale."

Thought: Could Mr. D be looking to add an Arlington Million trophy to go along with the Beverly D trophy he already has?


This potential 49-day Arlington meet in 2014 is creeping waaaay too close to reality.

Napping stations, Aisle 4:

A bunch of groggy, overfed zombies traversing the aisles of big box stores on Thanksgiving night.

Tryptophan Thursday is gonna rock, huh?

Whoa, slow it down:

Can you believe all the buzz this Rick Renteria hiring has generated?

I know!


What former first-round pick with a long history of injuries will the Cubs acquire this off-season?

No I'm not speculating.

Just assuming.

"Instant" replay:

The move: MLB owners on Thursday unanimously approved funding for expanded instant replay in 2014.

The result: The Rangers-Blue Jays game from Aug. 23 is now in the top of the fifth inning.


Yes, NASCAR is still racing.

The list:

•The banner being raised.

•Winnipeg Jets helmet guy.

•Michael Rozsival's puck to the choppers.

What a crazy Hawks season already ... and it's only about a quarter of the way through.

Menu changes?

Nice to see Saint Viator is going to completely redo its cafeteria.

My worry is how that will affect the price of bread and gravy -- a staple in my day.

Times were simpler then, weren't they?

And just a titch less healthy.

And finally:

I've narrowed my list of picks to replace Keith Moreland in the radio booth down to two.

They are Dave Otto and -- if it doesn't have to be a former player, which it shouldn't have to be -- Judd Sirott.

Of course:

I don't have a say so it's all ... hypothetical.

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