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Bears Banter: Ep. 72- Ted Ginn Jr. joins!
The newest member of the Chicago Bears, Ted Ginn Jr. joins the podcast!
32 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - The Roar...
A new, limited podcast series covering Chicago Bears history by the decade. Episode 1 covers the 1920s
74 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 71- Brett Kollmann and EJ Sny...
Brett Kollmann and EJ Snyder from the Bootleg Football Podcast recap the Bears draft!
48 min
Bears Over Beers S2E6: 2020 Draft Recap!
Jeff and EJ recap the 2020 NFL Draft including live reactions to the last two picks and a recap of the NFC North
83 min
The Chicago Bears select Arlington Hambright an...
With the 226th & 227th picks in the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears selected Colorado OG Arlington Hambright and Tennessee State OT Lachavious Simmons. What did WCG's Lead Draft Analyst think of the pick? Robert brings on Jacob Infante to find out in this live reaction podcast!
19 min
The Chicago Bears select Darnell Mooney -- Live...
With the 173rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Tulane WR Darnell Mooney. What did WCG's Lead Draft Analyst think of the pick? Robert brings on Jacob Infante to react live and find out!
17 min
The Chicago Bears Select Kindle Vildor -- Live ...
With the 163rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Georgia Southern DB Kindle Vildor. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
14 min
The Chicago Bears Select Trevis Gipson -- Live ...
With the 155th pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Tulsa EDGE Trevis Gipson. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
15 min
BWM: The Chicago Bears Select Jaylon Johnson --...
With the 50th pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Utah CB Jaylon Johnson. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
23 min
BWM: The Chicago Bears Select Cole Kmet -- Live...
With the 43rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Cole Kmet. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
13 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 70- EJ Snyder previews the NF...
Draft analyst EJ Snyder provides plenty of insight about the upcoming draft
48 min
Bears Banter: Ep.69- Erik Duerrwaechter of WCG ...
Bears 2020 team comes into focus and a magical Nick Foles contract
46 min
BWM55: Let's Talk About Ryan Pace (with Khari T...
Ryan Pace took over as the General Manager of the Chicago Bears in 2015, but has he done a good job? Khari, Dan, Brad and I attempt to answer exactly that in Part 2 of our earlier discussion on this episode of Bear With Me!
38 min
BWME54: Free Agency Then... Free Agency Now
As is the case every year, more and more contract-related info has surfaced about the Chicago Bears' Free Agency moves as time has gone on. But is any of the new info enough to change the signings' outlook? Find out in this episode of Bear With Me!
43 min
Bears Over Beers S2E5: The Need for Speed (at W...
The Bears need a speedy Wide Receiver to replace Taylor Gabriel and the 2020 draft class is DEEP. We dive into it.
57 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 68- Is Nick Foles now QB1?
Bill Zimmerman is back and breaks down what Ryan Pace has done so far this offseason.
36 min
T Formation Conversation: Breaking down Bears f...
A look at what the Chicago Bears have done one week into NFL free agency.
26 min
Bears Over Beers S2E4: The Early 2020 Free Agen...
Special Guest Robert Schmitz joins as the three podcasters discuss the new QB, a player signed to be a TE, and a splash move at edge defender. The podcast was recorded early enough to capture some raw emotions from our crew so enjoy some unfiltered reaction!
66 min
BWME53: Chicago Bears trade for Nick Foles -- I...
The Chicago Bears just traded their 4th round compensatory pick in the 2020 draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles. What?? I bring on BleedingGreenNation's Michael Kist to talk through the move on the latest episode of Bear With Me!
37 min
Bears Over Beers S2E3: Defensive Free Agency Pr...
66 min
Bears Over Beers S2E2: The Red Rifle in Navy an...
The guys talk potential free agency targets for the offensive side of the ball including a deeper look at potential QBs
66 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 67- Benjamin Allbright joins
Free Agency preview with Benjamin Allbright. Plus, the Eli Manning rumor is and was always complete nonsense.
37 min
T Formation Conversation: Jacob Infante dishes ...
Lester and Jacob break down the NFL Draft and discuss several of the performances from the NFL Combine.
35 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 66- The Bears are NOT committ...
Bill Zimmerman loses his mind with all the people mishearing what Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy said at the combine.
21 min
BWME52: Rumors, Free Agency, and an argument fo...
Outside of a few recent moves, there haven't been a ton of "new Bears things" to talk about over the last few weeks as the NFL Combine (and Free Agency) approaches. Thus, in today's episode, I talk about the free agency moves I'd like to make while also making the argument for why I think the Bears NEED to take a good look at their available options at quarterback. Will they make a move in March? Who knows, but I offer the reasons why they should in today's episode of Bear With Me!
36 min
BWME51: The Staleys End-Of-Season Awards Show, ...
In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert’s end of season conversation with Jeff Berckes and EJ Snyder continues as they bid farewell to the 2019 Chicago Bears’ season by handing out their final end-of-season awards!
49 min
BWME50: The Staleys End-Of-Season Award Show (P...
With the season over and done with, Robert returns from a brief hiatus to bid farewell to the 2019 season by hosting his end-of-season awards show, the Staleys, to honor the highest highs and the lowest lows of the Chicago Bears' disappointing year. You don't want to miss this!
44 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 65- Second Round Senior Bowl ...
EJ Snyder joins Bill Zimmerman as they wrap up the Super Bowl and discuss some prospects EJ took note of at the Senior Bowl.
46 min
Bears Banter Ep. 64: Kyle Long joins from Miami!
The recently retired Kyle Long joins Bears Banter
16 min
13 min
Bears Over Beers: Season 2 Kickoff and 2020 Sen...
Jeff and EJ launch Season 2 of Bears Over Beers with a round-up recap of EJ's trip to his first Senior Bowl week in Mobile, AL.
64 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 63- Adam Rank Joins!
Big Chicago Bears fan Adam Rank from NFL Network joins to breakdown the Chicago Bears offseason and what direction Ryan Pace should go.
39 min
BWME49: Live(ish) from Mobile, it's a Senior Bo...
After a few weeks off, Robert returns to check in with EJ Snyder, who's on site at the Senior Bowl! In this episode they talk about everything from Chicago Bears draft needs to EJ's overall draft class impressions, even detailing how the Senior Bowl practices are run! Check it out!
51 min
T Formation Conversation: Scouting the Senior B...
Lester and EJ break down several Senior Bowl prospects in advance of EJ travelling to Mobile, Alabama for the festivities.
48 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 62- Jimbo Covert, Riley Ridle...
Bill Zimmerman talks to Jimbo Covert about making the Hall of Fame and Riley Ridley on his rookie season.
48 min
BWME48: Hirings and firings and extensions, oh ...
With the 2019 season in the books, the Chicago Bears announce multiple moves (hirings, firings, and extensions alike) as they begin preparation for the 2020 season. But just how necessary were these moves? And what other hirings should the Bears look to make? Robert brings on ECD (Windy City Gridiron) to talk through these questions and more on this episode of Bear With Me!
68 min
Bears Banter Ep. 61- Breakdown of the Pace/Nagy...
Bill Zimmerman discusses the Pace/Nagy PC and takes an early look at what positions need to be addressed this offseason.
42 min
Bears Over Beers 36: Season Finale, Playoff Picks
Jeff and EJ wrap up a disappointing 2019 season talking about a couple of high notes against the Vikings, settle up the bets from the pre-season, and predict the playoff bracket.
68 min
BWME47: Bears beat backup Vikings, finish seaso...
The Chicago Bears' season ends in thrilling fashion as Mitchell Trubisky leads the two-minute offense down the field (against the Vikings' backups) to win the afternoon's game 21-19 on a last second field goal. The kick ended the Bears' season on a victory, so Robert brings on draft analyst extraordinaire Jacob Infante to talk through the day's game as well as a preview of their potential offseason moves on this episode of Bear With Me!
60 min
Bears Over Beers 35: Mashed by the Chiefs, Chri...
The guys wrap up Patrick Mahomes whipping the Bears in Chicago and look forward to the final game of this season, versus the Vikings in Minnesota.
55 min
BWME46: Bears crushed by Chiefs, lose 23-3 (Wit...
A week removed from a backbreaking loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Bears come up short against a Kansas City Chiefs team that seemed to have the upper hand in every phase of the game. Robert brings on WCG's own Lester Wiltfong Jr. to break things down in this episode of Bear With Me!
50 min
Bears Over Beers 34: A bitter defeat and what w...
Jeff and EJ discuss the details of the latest loss in Green Bay and try to find a path for victory against the red-hot Chiefs. If nothing else, they have some good beverages to help along the way.
60 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 60- Allen Robinson Joins!
Allen Robinson joins to talk about the loss to the Packers, the Bears up and down season, his spectacular play, and Mitch Trubisky
36 min
BWME45: Bears lose to Green Bay Packers, are ma...
The Chicago Bears march into Lambeau field and leave with their season in shambles as offensive inconsistency isn't enough to beat Aaron Rodgers and the cheese-eating army. Robert combs through three positives and negatives in a quick season wrap up on this episode of Bear With Me!
27 min
Bears Over Beers 33: Down with Dallas, and Brin...
Jeff and EJ go deep on what the win over Dallas really means and then dig into rivalry week, NFL-style.
68 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 59- Nick Kwiatkoski joins!
Nick Kwiatkoski talks about stepping into a starting role and thriving
27 min
BWME44: Bears blast the 'Boys 31-24 to keep pla...
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears put on an outstanding show on a cold Thursday night in Chicago as they beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-24 in a game that was never as close as the scoreline suggests. Robert brings on Dan DeYoung of From the Sidelines to dissect everything from Trubisky's play to defensive performance and more on this episode of Bear With Me!
47 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 58- Kevin Fishbain joins!
Mitch Trubisky lights up the Detroit Lions? How much of a confidence builder is that for the month of December?
38 min
Bears Over Beers 32: Mitchell Trubisky owns the...
61 min
BWME43: Chicago Bears feast on Detroit Lions in...
Mitchell Trubisky and Anthony miller left Bears fans with plenty to be thankful for as they marched into Ford field and got the season's 6th win. But did they play as well as it seems? Just how significant was Trubisky's performance? And who else played well? Robert breaks down the answers to all these questions and more in this episode of Bear With Me!
31 min
Bears Over Beers 31: Thanksgiving Extravaganza
64 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 57: Patrick Meagher joins!
National talk show host and Detroit Lions fan Patrick Meagher joins to discuss Mitch Trubisky, Matt Patricia, the woes of both teams' seasons and Payton vs Sanders
38 min
BWME42: Bears beat Giants in 14-19 win
The Chicago Bears come out on top against the New York Football giants in a game that felt like quite the mixed bag -- with that in mind, Robert brings on WCG's own EJ Snyder to help him break down the highs and lows of the Bears' 5th win! Check it out!
61 min
Bears Over Beers 30: A bummer in LA, winnable g...
59 min
BWME41: Bears lose tough game in Los Angeles, d...
Following an extraordinarily defeating game against the LA Rams, Robert brings on Jeff Berckes to talk through a game that saw Mitchell Trubisky get injured, the record fall to 4-6, and a host of offensive questions come to a head. Discussion of all this and more on this episode of Bear With Me!
58 min
Bears Over Beers 29: Lions tamed, onto LA
69 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 56- Danny Parkins Joins!
Danny Parkins and Bill Zimmerman discuss the explosive Chicago Tribune article regarding Ryan Pace's process into drafting Mitch Trubisky.
42 min
BWME40: Bears move to 4-5 after big win over ri...
After a big 13-20 Chicago Bears win over a Jeff Driskel-led Lions squad, Robert brings on Over the Cap's Brad Speilberger to talk through a game that put the Bears's season back on track. Check it out!
60 min
Bears Over Beers 28: Eagles Review and Lions Pr...
67 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 55- Patrick Mannelly Joins!
Patrick Mannelly joins and discusses HashmarkGate, the Bears' special teams, the struggles of the offense and if the locker room can hold it together.
43 min
BWME39: Bears fall to 3-5 after rough game in P...
After an abysmal offensive first half that saw the team rack up only 9 yards, the Bears came up short against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 22-14 game that didn't feel near as close as the score would imply. Robert brings on Lester Wiltfong Jr to help digest the loss in this episode of Bear With Me!
45 min
Bears Over Beers 27: Chargers Recap and Eagles ...
54 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 54- Robert Schmitz joins!
Bill Zimmerman and Robert Schmitz take a long hard look at Matt Nagy's offense and Mitch Trubisky's future, or lack there of.
65 min
BWME38: Bears vs Chargers Postgame Reaction
Following a truly brutal loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Robert recaps the game by citing a few positives and negatives from the contest before speculating about what the Bears may do going forward.
34 min
Bears Over Beers 26: Chargers Preview and Real ...
48 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 53- Adam Jahns joins after th...
Bill Zimmerman is fed up with Mitch Trubisky and Adam Jahns joins to give us the temperature inside Halas Hall.
47 min
BWME37: The Saints Came Marching In... (With ECD!)
After a crushing Chicago Bears' loss to the battered New Orleans Saints, Robert brings on WCG's own ECD to try and find answers to the many questions this game raised.
63 min
Bears Over Beers 25: Hicks & Long to the IR, Sa...
60 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 52- Bears Banter Mailbag!
Bill Zimmerman reflects on Kyle Long's career, previews the Saints and hits the Bears Banter mailbag answering questions from Mitch Trubisky to Danny Trevathan to Back to the Future.
32 min
Bears Over Beers 24: Bears Got Boiled in London
71 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 51- Is it time for Kyle Long ...
Bill Zimmerman and Lester Wiltfong discuss where the Bears need to improve, specifically the offensive line, and answer the tough question about what to do with Kyle Long.
39 min
T Formation Conversation: Bears vs Raiders post...
Lester talks about the tough Bears loss to the Raiders. What went wrong? Where to blame? What needs to be fixed?
18 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 50- Frank Caliendo, Jason Fit...
Frank Caliendo joins for plenty of impersonations and Jason Fitz breaks down the Bears- Raiders matchup!
43 min
Bears Over Beers 23: Vanquished Vikings and Rai...
74 min
BWME36: Reacting to the Bears-Vikings win with ...
After a big 6-16 Chicago Bears' win over the Minnesota Vikings, Robert grabs EJ Snyder to discuss anything and everything about this game.
63 min
Bears Over Beers 22: Vikings Preview with Ted G...
64 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 49- Olin Kreutz joins!
Bill Zimmerman and Olin Kreutz discuss the victory over Washington on Monday and breakdown Mitch Trubisky, the stellar play of the defense and a deep dive on the offensive line.
44 min
BWME35: Rapid Reactions from Bears @ Washington
After a big 31-15 win under the Monday Night Football lights, Robert recaps a game of defensive domination and offensive progress.
27 min
T Formation Conversation: Talking Trubisky, pre...
Lester talks Mitchell Trubiksy, the offensive line and preseason reps. before the Monday Night game.
11 min
Bears Over Beers: Denver Reaction and Washingto...
58 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 48- Jim Miller joins!
Bill Zimmerman and Jim MIller discuss the Bears victory over the Broncos and assess Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy through 2 games.
46 min
BWME34: The Bears Survive in Denver
The Bears escape Denver with a thrilling win off of a late 53-yard Eddie Pinero field goal set up by a last-second Trubisky completion to Robinson. Robert S. processes the big win and looks at the offensive, defensive, and special teams' highs and lows in this episode of Bear With Me!
23 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 47- Aaron Leming joins!
Aaron Leming joins Bill to discuss the awful offensive performance against Green Bay and looks ahead to Denver.
39 min
Bears Banter Archive: Ep. 46- Peter Bukowski joins
Green Bay Packers writer and Chicago Bears troll Peter Bukowski joins
51 min
Bears Banter Archive: Ep. 45- Tom Waddle joins!
Tom Waddle joins to talk about the Chicago Bears headed into the 2019 season.
31 min
Bears Banter Archive: Ep. 44- Eddie Jackson joins!
Eddie Jackson joined in July and talked about missing the playoff game and looking ahead to 2019.
25 min
Bears Banter Archive: Ep. 43- Mitch Trubisky jo...
Mitch Trubisky joins Bears Banter and talks about putting 2018 behind him and looking ahead to 2019.
26 min
Bears Banter Archive: Ep. 42- Dick Butkus joins!
Dick Butkus joins Bears Banter to talk about his career and how football has changed since he played.
44 min
Bears Banter Archive: Ep. 38- Trubisky, Hicks, ...
In a podcast recorded in Atlanta during Super Bowl week, Bears Banter is joined by Mitch Trubisky, Akiem Hicks, Allen Robinson and Trey Burton.
36 min
Bears Banter Archive: Ep. 27- Tarik Cohen
Tarik Cohen joins the podcast and talks about his life with football.
25 min
Bears Over Beers 20: Packers Reaction & Broncos...
53 min
BWME33: Week 1 Instant Reaction (With Bill Zimm...
After a crushing loss to the Packers, Robert S. brings on Bill Zimmerman to help him pick up the pieces surrounding this Bears-Packers game.
51 min
Bears Over Beers 19: Packers Week
55 min
BWME32: 53-Man Roster and Packers Preview
Robert talks about the Chicago Bears' finalized 53 man roster before previewing their huge primetime matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
30 min
T Formation Conversation: Part 2 - Talking the ...
Lester is joined by three of the WCG writers, Jeff Berckes, Sam Householder, and Jack M Silverstein, that helped compile their Top 100 Bears Players of All-Time list for part two of their discussion.
45 min
T Formation Conversation: Part 1 - Talking the ...
Lester is joined by three of the WCG writers, Jeff Berckes, Sam Householder, and Jack M Silverstein, that helped compile their Top 100 Bears Players of All-Time list.
62 min
Bears Over Beers 18: NFL Betting Lines with Sam...
61 min
T Formation Conversation: Predicting the 53-Man...
With three preseason games in the books, Lester predicts how the Chicago Bears will open the 2019 season on both the 53-Man Roster and on the 10-Man Practice Squad.
31 min
BWME31: 53-Man Roster Prediction (So Far)
Robert S. recaps the last two preseason games by predicting who will and won't make the Bears' final 53-man roster based on what he's seen so far.
37 min
Bears Over Beers 2019 Season Preview Episode, w...
72 min