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The Bears Hopium Den Episode 4: Bears Twitter
JB is joined by two friends from Bears Twitter to talk all things Chicago Bears including thoughts on the Bears Twitter community, a potential new stadium, and game day rituals
46 min
2
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 3: International F...
Jeff is joined by Heidi, Ciaran, and Andrew to talk about the international fan experience
70 min
3
Bear & Balanced: Bears OTA & Minicamp wrap up
JB & Lester run through some of the more buzz-worthy storylines surrounding Bears minicamp and OTAs..
45 min
4
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 2: Women in Media
Jeff is joined by Taylor Doll and Stacey, The Bat Flip Expert for the second installment of The Bears Hopium Den
37 min
5
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 1: The Hype & The ...
Host Jeff Berckes kicks off a limited summer series talking to fans about the Chicago Bears
59 min
6
Bear & Balanced: Examining the legacy of 3 form...
JB & Lester try to frame where three former Bears fit in the history of the franchise.
52 min
7
T Formation Conversation: Justin Fields' mechan...
Lester is joined by 20+ year High School/Youth football coach Dave Scarbro to break down some some Bears stuff.
53 min
8
T Formation Conversation: Breaking down the Bea...
Lester is joined by WCG's Lead Draft Analyst, Jacob Infante, to break down the entire 2022 UDFA rookie class form the Bears
49 min
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Bear With Me: Cold takes on the 2022 Draft Clas...
With Rookie Minicamp behind us, what do cooler heads think about the Chicago Bears' 2022 draft class now that they've had a week to think about it? I grab Brandon Robinson to discuss exactly that on this episode of Bear With Me!
73 min
10
Bear & Balanced: Focus on Doug Kramer & Jaquan ...
JB & Lester are joined by writers covering Illinois and Penn State football to discuss two of the newest Chicago Bears, Doug Kramer and Jaquan Brisker
55 min
11
Bears Over Beers S4E2: Ryan Poles Lays the Foun...
JB & EJ take a look at the 2022 NFL Draft, how Ryan Poles performed, and a deeper dive into some of the selections
75 min
12
Bears Banter Ep. 116- EJ Snyder reviews the draft!
EJ Snyder joins and discusses the draft picks and process of Ryan Poles!
72 min
13
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Trenton Gill...
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Trenton Gill, Punter, NCST
3 min
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LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Elijah Hicks...
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Elijah Hicks, Safety, Cal
4 min
15
T Formation Conversation: Ja’Tyre Carter Instan...
Lester and Danny take a closer look at new Bears draft pick Ja’Tyre Carter, OL, from Southern.
8 min
16
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Doug Kramer,...
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Doug Kramer, Center
3 min
17
Bear & Balanced Draft Special: Trestan Ebner
Jeff Berckes and Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. are joined by Jacob Infante to discuss the latest Bears selection, RB Trestan Ebner from Baylor
8 min
18
Bears Banter Draft Special- Braxton Jones Profi...
Jacob Infante breaks down Braxton Jones
11 min
19
LunchPail DraftCast: Instant Reaction, Zachary ...
LunchPail DraftCast: Instant Reaction, Zachary Thomas IOL
9 min
20
Bears Over Beers Draft Special: Dominique Robinson
Jeff Berckes and EJ Snyder talk about the newest Bears Draft pick, Dominique Robinson
12 min
21
Bears Banter Ep. 115: Ryan Poles blows the seco...
Bill Zimmerman is unhappy with what Ryan Poles did in rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL Draft
18 min
22
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Velus Jones ...
The Chicago Bears selected Velus Jones Jr. with the 71st overall pick of the draft -- what kind of player is he? Does he solve the Bears' need at WR? How do we survive the wait until pick 148 ? Jacob and Robert team up to analyze on this instant reactions episode of Bear With Me!
22 min
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Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Jaquan Brisk...
The Chicago Bears selected Jaquan Brisker with the 48th overall pick of the draft -- what kind of player is he? Did Safety make sense here? What does Justin Fields do? Jacob and Robert team up to analyze on this instant reactions episode of Bear With Me!
15 min
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Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Kyler Gordon...
The Chicago Bears selected Kyler Gordon with the 39th overall pick of the draft -- what kind of player is he? Did Corner make sense here? What do they do at 39? Jacob and Robert team up to analyze on this instant reactions episode of Bear With Me!
9 min
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Bear With Me: Instant reactions to Draft Day 1 ...
Day 1 of the 2022 NFL draft is in the books! What happened? What should the Bears do tomorrow? I bring on Jacob Infante to answer all this and more in this episode of Bear With Me!
38 min
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LunchPail DraftCast: Interior Defensive Linemen...
LunchPail DraftCast: Interior Defensive Linemen and Tight Ends are Broken Down!
71 min
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LunchPail DraftCast: QBs, RBs, & Wideout....OH MY!
LunchPail DraftCast: QBs, RBs, & Wideout....OH MY!
85 min
28
Bears Banter Ep. 114: Jacob Infante previews th...
Jacob Infante joins and previews what the Bears should look to do on Friday
57 min
29
LunchPail DraftCast: Defensive Backfield Break...
LunchPail DraftCast: Defensive Backfield Breakdown Special!
93 min
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FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Ben Solak on year ...
2 min
31
LunchPail DraftCast: Linebackers and EDGE rushers
Danny and Jacob discuss and breakdown EDGE Defenders and Off-Ball Backers
82 min
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Bear With Me: Reviewing the Bears' offseason so...
A few weeks removed from the start of Free Agency, Ryan Poles has begun to make small moves to fill holes on the depth chart -- what do new signings like Tavon Young and Ryan Griffin mean for the Bears? Has Poles' approach yielded the results some hoped for? What does this mean about the draft? I bring on WCG's Bossman, Lester Wiltfong Jr, to talk through these questions and more on this week's Bear With Me -- check it out!
71 min
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LunchPail DraftCast: NFL Draft offensive line b...
Danny and Jacob Breakdown some of this years Offensive Lineman
90 min
34
Bear & Balanced: WR draft prospects and Bears f...
Jeff and Lester dive into the latest news about the Bears before being joined by WCG Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante to go over WR prospects
69 min
35
Bear & Balanced: Bears Free Agency so far
Jeff and Lester host a special edition of their Bear & Balanced podcast to break down the Bears free agency moves thus far.
55 min
36
T Formation Conversation: Bears' Free Agency Da...
Lester grabs fellow WCG Podcast host Robert Schmitz to talk through all that went down surrounding the second day of free agency for the Bears.
27 min
37
Bear With Me: Recapping Free Agency Day 1 (With...
Free Agency Day 1 has drawn to a close, and the Bears weren't totally inactive! How do we feel about the team's first day? What do we think of new DT Larry Ogunjobi? I bring on Lester Wiltfong Jr to discuss on this episode of Bear With Me!
24 min
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Bear With Me: Previewing Bears Free Agency Frenzy
Free Agency is set to kick off in a matter of days -- who should the Bears be looking at? How much cap space do they have? How should they spend their money? I bring on Lester Wiltfong & Jeff Berckes to discuss on this episode of Bear With Me!
65 min
39
Bears Banter Ep. 113- Adam Rank joins! Mack tra...
Adam Rank breaks down free agency and Khalil Mack is traded!
52 min
40
Bear & Balanced: How will the Bears attack free...
Jeff and Lester kick off Bear & Balanced Season 2 with a Chicago Bears free agency primer!
38 min
41
Bears Over Beers S4E1: Free Agency Bargain Bin
JB and EJ take a shopping trip around the bargain bin ahead of free agency
63 min
42
Bears Over Beers Special Edition: NFC North Fre...
JB is joined by frenemies around the division to talk NFC North
104 min
43
Bears Banter Ep. 112: Brad Spielberger's offsea...
Brad Spielberger discusses the Bears current roster and what to expect this offseason
62 min
44
LunchPail DraftCast: Early Draft Season Impress...
Early Draft Season & Senior Bowl Insights
71 min
45
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: How good a hire is...
2 min
46
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Dick Butkus Rips t...
15 min
47
T Formation Conversation: Catching up on the Bears
Lester is joined by Line For Line's Devon Booker to break down all the latest going on with the Chicago Bears.
20 min
48
Bear With Me: Reviewing the Bears' Assistant Co...
The Chicago Bears have officially hired Luke Getsy, Alan Williams, Tyke Tolbert, Andrew Janocko, and a host of other assistant coaches, but how well will they mesh together? Brandon and I walk through the ups and downs of the Bears' latest hires on this episode of Bear With Me!
23 min
49
Bear With Me: Senior Bowl Day 2 Wrap-Up, Viking...
Day 2 of Senior Bowl practices has officially concluded, so Robert, and Brandon Robinson (who are on site!) huddle up to talk through who stood out throughout the day! Who played well? Who didn't? And what's this about Jim Harbaugh and the Vikings?? Find out in this episode of Bear With Me!
40 min
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Bear With Me: Senior Bowl Day 1 Wrap-Up!
Day 1 of Senior Bowl practices has officially concluded, so Robert, Jeff Berckes, and Brandon Robinson (who are on site!) huddle up to talk through who stood out throughout the day! Who played well? Who didn't? Find out in this episode of Bear With Me!
43 min
51
Bearly a Podcast: Matt Eberflus hired as Bears ...
The Chicago Bears have a new head coach in town, and it's the former Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus! Robert and Bill react to his hiring on this short Bearly a Podcast episode -- check it out!
18 min
52
Bearly a Podcast: Ryan Poles hired as Bears Gen...
Robert Schmitz and Lester Wiltfong come together to talk about the new GM for the Chicago Bears, Ryan Poles.
18 min
53
TFC: Chicago Bears GM and Head Coach search
In the latest episode of T Formation Conversation Lester is joined by Robert Schmitz to talk through all the GM and head coach candidates linked to the Bears.
56 min
54
Bears Banter Ep. 111: JT O'Sullivan breaks down...
Former NFL QB turned analyst JT O'Sullivan breaks down Justin Fields rookie season
47 min
55
Bear & Balanced: What the Hell happened on Monday?
Not gonna lie, Jeff and Lester weren't as balanced as usual this week.
48 min
56
Bears Banter Ep. 110: George screws up another ...
After George McCaskey's year end presser, Bill Zimmerman needs to get a few things off his chest
21 min
57
Bears Over Beers Redux: Brad Spielberger on Bea...
We revisit our interview with Brad Spielberger from mid-December on potential GM candidates
39 min
58
Bearly a Podcast: Matt Nagy & Ryan Pace Fired
The Chicago Bears have made a franchise altering decision to part ways with the GM and head coach.
18 min
59
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears @ Vi...
The Chicago Bears' 2021 season is over, ending on an emphatic 31-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. What went well? What went poorly? What's next for the Bears? I bring on WCG's own Aaron Leming to talk through it all on this episode of Bear With Me!
48 min
60
TFC: Bears vs Vikings who's in & who's out
Lester has some thoughts on the final injury list for the Chicago Bears which includes big Akiem Hicks.
7 min
61
Bears Over Beers S3E25: Season Finale & 2022 Of...
JB and EJ close out the 3rd season of Bears Over Beers with a Vikings preview and some high level talk about the 2022 offseason
56 min
62
Bears Banter Ep. 109- Lester Wiltfong joins!
Lester Wiltfong joins Bears Banter to break down Nagy, Pace, Fields, the OL and more!
60 min
63
Bear & Balanced: Robert Quinn leads an inspired...
Jeff and Lester have some inspired individual performances to talk about this week.
40 min
64
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears vs G...
The Chicago Bears WIN, moving to 6-10 on the year after a one-sided New York Giant beat-down! What went well? What went poorly? I brought on NYPost's Jeremy Layton to talk through it all with me on this episode of Bear With Me!
35 min
65
T Formation Conversation: Bears vs Giants preview
Lester has some thoughts on the injury list for the Chicago Bears and some personnel decisions.
8 min
66
Bears Over Beers S3E24: Giants, Coaches, and Pi...
JB and EJ are joined by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr to talk Giants, candidates for head coach, and participate in a pizza toppings draft!
72 min
67
Bear & Balanced: Hot, cold & just right for the...
Jeff and Lester dive back into the Bears win in Seattle and give their top lineman, stat of the week, hot, cold, just right and so much more!
42 min
68
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Bears @ Seah...
The Chicago Bears won a football game! They beat the Seattle Seahawks in a THRILLING 25-24 victory as Nick Foles converted a major 2-point try to win! To celebrate, I brought on my brother (Michael Schmitz) to walk through the ups, the downs, and the....strange about this game on this episode of Bear With Me!
51 min
69
T Formation Conversation: Nick Foles starting!
Lester looks at the final injury report from the Bears and Seahawks and OMG Nick Foles is starting!
5 min
70
Bears Over Beers S3E23: Seahawks Preview with B...
JB and EJ are joined by Brandan Schulze of Field Gulls to talk all things Bears Seahawks
68 min
71
Bears Banter Ep. 108- Randy Merkin joins!
Randy Merkin discusses the state of the Chicago Bears and his unique new book!
60 min
72
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Who is the right c...
12 min
73
Bear & Balanced: How you feeling about the 4-10...
Jeff and Lester both came away from the Bears 10th loss feeling pretty good about a few players.
52 min
74
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears vs V...
The Chicago Bears fell to 4-10 on Monday Night Football at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings, but that can't be the whole story right? I bring on Bears Banter's Bill Zimmerman to talk through the game's ups and downs on this episode of Bear With Me!
66 min
75
WCG Exclusive: Ted Phillips has got to go says ...
Patrick Mannelly thinks it's time for the Bears to hire a new Team President.
26 min
76
TFC: Bears vs Vikings preview
Lester takes a look at the final injury report for the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings in advance of their game on Monday night.
12 min
77
Bears Over Beers S3E22: Potential GM Candidates...
Brad Spielberger from PFF joins JB and EJ to discuss the possibility of replacing Ryan Pace
73 min
78
Bears Banter Ep. 107: Robert Schmitz joins!
Robert Schmitz joins to discuss the future of the Chicago Bears
74 min
79
Bear & Balanced: Bears vs Packers recap
Jeff and Lester take a (mostly) level-headed look back at the Bears vs Packers game
54 min
80
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears @ Pa...
The Chicago Bears fell once again to the Green Bay Packers, bringing their record to 4-9 and likely eliminating them from the playoffs. But which Bears, if any, played well during the game? Which played poorly? How are the Bears failing to manage Justin Fields? I bring on Boston.com's Khari Thompson to talk through it all on this episode of Bear With Me!
81 min
81
TFC: Bears vs Packers an end of an era?
Lester goes over the latest rumor about the Bears looking to get rid of Ryan Pace before he dives into the Chicago vs Green Bay injury report.
13 min
82
Bears Over Beers S3E21: Packers preview or "Tha...
JB and EJ take a look at the Bears Packers game and compete in a cheese draft.
51 min
83
Bears Banter Ep. 106: Brad Biggs joins!
Brad Biggs joins to discuss what the future holds for Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace
46 min
84
Bear & Balanced: O-line, D-Mo, tight ends, and ...
Jeff and Lester may not have had much fun watching the Bears lose to the Cardinals, but they had a good time recording their latest show!
36 min
85
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears vs C...
The Chicago Bears fell once again to the Arizona Cardinals, bringing their record to 4-8. What does this loss mean for the team? Were there any positives? What does it mean for Matt Nagy? Robert brings on his Rule of 3 co-host Danny Meehan to discuss on this episode of Bear With Me!
60 min
86
TFC: Bears vs Cardinals injury report and Chica...
In Lester's latest T Formation Conversation he runs through the Bears remaining schedule and hits on the Chicago vs Arizona injury report.
14 min
87
Bears Over Beers S3E20: Cardinals Preview with ...
From SB Nation's Revenge of the Birds, Blake Allen Murphy joins the guys to discuss the red hot Arizona Cardinals in advance of Sunday's game
75 min
88
Bears Banter Ep. 105: Laurence Holmes joins!
Laurence Holmes joins after a wild week!
59 min
89
Bear & Balanced: Bears break the losing streak!
For the first time since week 5 Jeff and Lester get to talk about a Chicago Bears victory!
42 min
90
Bear With Me: Bears-Lions Instant Thanksgiving ...
The Chicago Bears snapped a 5-game losing streak with a Thanksgiving Day win over the Detroit Lions! What does this mean for the team? Better yet, what does it mean for Matt Nagy? I talk through it all on this episode of Bear With Me!
15 min
91
T Formation Conversation: CHI v DET Thanksgivin...
Lester takes a quick look at the injury report from the Bears and the Lions.
8 min
92
Bears Over Beers S3E19: Lions Preview & Giving ...
JB and EJ preview the Bears-Lions game and take some time to give thanks to our listeners
61 min
93
Bearly a Podcast: Report surfaces that Matt Nag...
Will Matt Nagy be fired on Friday? We discuss the report.
21 min
94
Bears Banter Ep. 104: Patrick Meagher joins!
Draft Kings and VSIN's Patrick Meagher joins the show!
68 min
95
Bear & Balanced: The good, the bad, and the Nagy
Jeff and Lester take a (mostly) level-headed look at the Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens game in their latest podcast.
43 min
96
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears vs R...
The Chicago Bears lost their 5th straight game as they fell 16-13 against the Baltimore Ravens, but it can't be all bad right? I brought on WCG/Bootleg Football Podcast's own EJ Snyder to help me walk through the game on this episode of Bear With Me!
62 min
97
T Formation Conversation: Bears vs Ravens Injur...
Lester goes over the injury lists for the Bears and Ravens in advance of Sunday's game at Soldier Field.
15 min
98
Bearly a Podcast: Khalil Mack out for Season
Robert Schmitz and Jeff Berckes discuss the Bears announcement of Khalil Mack to the IR for the rest of the season and how it impacts the Bears defense and his legacy
14 min
99
Bears Over Beers S3E18 Ravens Preview with Lind...
72 min
100
Bears Banter Ep. 103: Patrick Mannelly joins!
Patrick Mannelly brings the heat on the Bears Banter Podcast!
50 min