The Bears Beat (05.31.12): Mayor Emanuel wants Chicago to host Super Bowl

May 31st, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the NFL to consider allowing Chicago to host a future Super Bowl. Plus, Mike Ditka was honored with a Ring Lardner Award for his broadcast work as an NFL analyst on ESPN. And other news from around the NFL.

Mayor Emanuel to NFL Commish: Bring the Super Bowl to Chicago
Thu May 31 16:09:00 2012
Two main points always get brought up when Chicago gets brought up in Super Bowl discussions: Stadium capacity, and …

Chicago wants to host a Super Bowl
Thu May 31 16:54:53 2012
Getty Images On Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel about possibly hosting a Super …

5 Toughest Venues in the NFL
Thu May 31 17:30:51 2012
No. 5: Solider Field, Chicago Bears It’s cold, it’s loud, it’s Solider Field. Chicago Bears fans have been filing in since 1971 …

Chicago to Host Super Bowl? Mayor Emanuel Thinks So: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Thu May 31 16:16:00 2012
“Excuse me, Mr. Commissioner, but big brother gets to host the Super Bowl this year. Why can’t I?”

Saints’ Vitt expects Brees in camp
Thu May 31 16:02:00 2012
New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt told reporters Thursday that he expects Drew Brees to join the team for the …

Emanuel makes pitch for Super Bowl at Soldier Field
Thu May 31 15:45:00 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the arm on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, making a case for a Super Bowl to be held at Soldier …

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Thu May 31 15:37:19 2012
Running back Matt Forte is not participating in any phase of the offseason program in protest of his designation as the team’s …

NOTES, QUOTES
Thu May 31 15:37:14 2012
–The Bears’ offensive line is in a state of flux, and no position is more uncertain than left tackle, where J’Marcus Webb …

INSIDE SLANT
Thu May 31 15:37:09 2012
It’s not as if 2011 first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi has become a forgotten man, but it seems like a long time since he won …

Chicago mayor makes his pitch for the Super Bowl
Thu May 31 15:13:00 2012
With the New York area getting the Super Bowl in 2014, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has thrown his city’s name into the mix to …

Fantasy stock watch (National Football Post)
Thu May 31 15:02:06 2012
10 players who are either overvalued or undervalued heading into June.

Plumbing the NFC North Depths: Quarterbacks
Thu May 31 15:00:15 2012
Over the weekend we started looking at the division and wondering how the Bears tentatively compared with their …

Video: Bears’ issues at receiver
Thu May 31 14:59:40 2012
The NFL Live crew talks about the Bears issues at wide receiver this season.

Chicago pitched as future Super Bowl site to Goodell (Pro Football Weekly)
Thu May 31 14:45:32 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he pitched the idea of having a Super Bowl in Chicago to commissioner Roger …

Devin Hester should get help from new receivers, offense
Thu May 31 14:38:51 2012
The only thing more misleading than a big play in …

Bears star linebackers to host charity signing
Thu May 31 14:38:51 2012
Bears defensive stars Lance Briggs and Brian …

Goodell ponders a Chicago Super Bowl
Thu May 31 13:19:51 2012
CHICAGO – — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed Thursday the possibility of Soldier …

NFL Top 100 2012: Peyton Manning Finishes Ahead of Urlacher Without Playing
Thu May 31 13:08:38 2012
I usually don’t pay too much attention to the NFL Network’s Top 100 of 20xx because I realize that it’s …

Ditka gets broadcast award: ‘You guys have … to be nuts’
Thu May 31 12:54:00 2012
Mike Ditka was among those honored with a Ring Lardner Award on Wednesday night.

Windy City Gridiron Introduce Yourself Thread
Thu May 31 12:52:56 2012
Hello, my name is Lester and I’m a Bears fan… wait, that sounds kind of 12 stepish, not exactly what we have in mind. But we …

Losing Forte is not the end of the world
Thu May 31 12:07:01 2012
Before I start let me say I am a huge Matt Forte fan and that I love the way he plays the game. However, I see opportunity in …

Wilhite making most of opportunity in OTAs
Thu May 31 11:08:41 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Bears’ signing of free agent cornerback Jonathan Wilhite flew under the radar back in April, but the …

Gabe Carimi might hold key to Bears’ offensive line
Thu May 31 06:21:07 2012
Bears general manager Phil Emery inherited a …

Pro Bowl Set for Hawaii in 2013: Which Chicago Bears will Be There?
Thu May 31 04:34:35 2012
Can Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall Return to Hawaii together? (Photo via US Presswire) The Pro Bowl is set to be played in …