• Oct/11
    27

    Week Seven: Space Jelly

    Posted on 10/27/11 at 6:46 PM - No Comments »

    With a Bears bye week ahead, the guys turn their attention to the Lions’ recent taunting controversy and speak to Cardinals bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist.

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  • Oct/11
    21

    Week Six: Bullshit Eyes

    Posted on 10/21/11 at 12:40 PM - No Comments »

    The guys are live in London to watch the Bears play the Bucs at Wembley on Sunday, but first they sit down with Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz to discuss his recent flap with Jim Harbaugh and interview foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger about his favorite games.

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  • Oct/11
    7

    Week Four: Cutler Island

    Posted on 10/07/11 at 10:23 AM - No Comments »

    The guys welcome in a reality show producer to discuss his Jay Cutler-Kristin Cavallari project and talk to a former Bears chaplain about the recent Walter Payton biography.

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  • Oct/11
    1

    Week Three: Shana Tova

    Posted on 10/01/11 at 10:19 AM - No Comments »

    Rather than dwell on a tough home loss, the guys score an exclusive interview with Steve Bartman and welcome Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi into the studio to discuss his proposed Jewish NFL Player Hall of Fame.

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  • Sep/11
    23

    Week Two: Packers Voodoo

    Posted on 9/23/11 at 11:24 PM - No Comments »

    The guys ponder what went wrong in New Orleans, look ahead to the Week Three showdown with Green Bay and chat with eccentric Colts owner Jim Irsay.

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  • Sep/11
    15

    Episode 42 Week One

    Posted on 9/15/11 at 6:59 PM - No Comments »

    The gang is on the road in New Orleans, but with Matt and Scot missing in action, Joe is left to run the show… Luckily, he gets a little help from RJ, Kevin Dorff, Fireman Pete and friend of the show Mikhail Prokhorov.

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  • Sep/11
    10

    Episode 41 Prelude to Week One 2011

    Posted on 9/10/11 at 1:23 PM - No Comments »

    Coming to you live (on tape) from the Water Tower Place Lidz, the guys reconcile with Blog/Podcast Agent Doug Mandel and welcome acclaimed filmmaker/Bears fan Werner Herzog to the show.

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  • Aug/11
    26

    Episode 040 2011 Season Preview

    Posted on 8/26/11 at 12:52 PM - No Comments »

    On location in the parking lot of the Jewel-Osco in Bourbonnais, IL (home of the Bears training camp), the guys discuss the coming season, welcome new Bears fan Kelsey Grammer into the fold and Skype with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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  • Jun/11
    14

    Episode 039 Best of Bear Down Vol. 2

    Posted on 6/14/11 at 5:35 PM - No Comments »

    Relive the second season of Bear Down with the ultimate highlight package! Starring your hosts Matt Walsh, screenwriter Scot Armstrong, pretend venture capitalist RJ Vanecko and character actor Joe Nunez and featuring all your favorite characters, including Mikhail Prokhorov, Blog/Podcast Agent Doug Mandel, long-snapper Patrick Mannelly, Cousin Leonard, Fireman Pete (née Ed), NFL wife Gina Buffone, Brett Favre, Honey Bear Holly Sanderson and a special guest appearance by Dick Walsh.

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  • Jan/11
    29

    Episode 038 NFC Championship

    Posted on 1/29/11 at 3:05 AM - No Comments »

    The guys mourn the end of the season following the Bears’ loss to the Packers in the NFC Championship game and get backup quarterback Todd Collins on the phone to talk about his playmaking.

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  • Jan/11
    19

    Episode 037 Division Playoffs

    Posted on 1/19/11 at 10:33 PM - No Comments »

    The guys celebrate the big playoff win over the Seahawks and talk to a former Bears cheerleader who has a plan to break the supposed Honey Bear Curse and Gina Buffone visits the studio to escape her obnoxious Packer fan neighbors in Lake Geneva.

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  • Jan/11
    13

    Episode 036 Wildcard Weekend

    Posted on 1/13/11 at 11:51 PM - No Comments »

    The guys enjoy the bye week, look ahead to the Bears’ playoff matchup against the Seattle Seahawks and welcome Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and podcast agent Doug Mandel back to the studio.

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  • Jan/11
    7

    Episode 035 Bears vs Packers

    Posted on 1/07/11 at 7:01 PM - No Comments »

    The guys look for the silver lining in their loss to division rivals Green Bay, talk about possible playoff match-ups with Dick Walsh and hold a seance to communicate with the spirit of “Papa Bear” George Halas.

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  • Dec/10
    30

    Episode 034 Bears vs Jets

    Posted on 12/30/10 at 2:11 PM - No Comments »

    The guys marvel at the Bears victory over the Jets and wish their listeners a Happy New Year.

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  • Dec/10
    23

    Episode 033 Bears vs Vikings

    Posted on 12/23/10 at 5:30 PM - No Comments »

    The guys celebrate the Bears’ division championship-clinching win over the Vikings with guest commentator Jimmy Pardo and talk to playwright Bill Hunt about his new Bears-themed musical.

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  • Dec/10
    16

    Episode 032 Bears vs Patriots

    Posted on 12/16/10 at 8:48 PM - No Comments »

    The guys dejectedly review the Patriots’ thorough dismantling of their Bears and talk to Fireman Pete about his work on the Metrodome roof.

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  • Dec/10
    10

    Episode 031 Bears vs Lions

    Posted on 12/10/10 at 10:38 PM - No Comments »

    The guys recap another close victory over the Detroit Lions and welcome Gina Buffone back to the studio

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  • Dec/10
    4

    Episode 030 Bears vs Eagles

    Posted on 12/04/10 at 3:29 PM - No Comments »

    The guys break down the Bears’ success against Michael Vick’s Eagles and talk to unamused Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson on the phone.

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  • Nov/10
    24

    Episode 029 Bears vs Dolphins

    Posted on 11/24/10 at 8:04 PM - No Comments »

    The guys marvel at the Bears’ unlikely record after a win over the Miami Dolphins and land a phone interview with the comeback story of the year, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

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  • Nov/10
    17

    Episode 028 Bears vs Vikings

    Posted on 11/17/10 at 2:46 PM - No Comments »

    The guys celebrate a season-altering win over the Vikings and talk to Minnesota’s aging quarterback Brett Favre in-studio. Dutchie Caray calls in to discuss the move and damage to her husband’s statue at Wrigley Field.

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  • Nov/10
    11

    Episode 027 Bears vs Bills

    Posted on 11/11/10 at 8:26 PM - No Comments »

    The guys review the Bears’ win over the Buffalo Bills, confront Joe about his various health issues and speak to New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

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  • Nov/10
    5

    Episode 026 Bye Week

    Posted on 11/05/10 at 12:13 AM - No Comments »

    The guys look ahead to the Bears’ upcoming game against the winless Bills and talk to controversial wide receiver Randy Moss on the phone. Fireman Pete reveals his new taunts for the upcoming game against the Buffalo Bills. Ike Barinholtz joins the podcast to discuss the state of the Chicago Bears season.

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  • Oct/10
    30

    Episode 025 Bears vs Redskins

    Posted on 10/30/10 at 7:43 PM - No Comments »

    Despondent after another Bears loss, the guys discuss plans for the upcoming bye week. Doug Mandell Blog Podcast Agent and Kevin Dorff join the crew.

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  • Oct/10
    22

    Episode 024 Bears vs Seahawks

    Posted on 10/22/10 at 2:02 PM - No Comments »

    The guys bemoan the Bears’ poor performance against the Seahawks and talk to the NFL’s new “Devastating Hits” assessor and James Bailey Assistant Offensive Line Coach.

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  • Oct/10
    15

    Episode 023 Bears vs Panthers

    Posted on 10/15/10 at 6:05 PM - No Comments »

    The guys breathe a sigh of relief following the Cutler-less Bears’ 23-6 drubbing of the Panthers and fulfill a lifelong dream by finally talking to Virginia McCaskey on Skype and Jenn Sterger drops by the studio.

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  • Oct/10
    8

    Episode 022 Bears vs Giants

    Posted on 10/08/10 at 1:36 PM - No Comments »

    The guys do their best to keep spirits up following a one-sided loss to the Giants and speak to an NFL neurologist about the peculiarities of Jay Cutler’s concussion.

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  • Sep/10
    30

    Episode 021 Bears vs Packers

    Posted on 9/30/10 at 9:03 PM - No Comments »

    The crew celebrates the monday night victory over their old nemesis the Green Bay Packers. Jim Uboat reads a poem in honor of George Blanda. Doug Mandel brings in his newest client Patrick Mannelly to talk about his record breaking 192nd game.

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  • Sep/10
    24

    Episode 020 Bears vs Cowboys

    Posted on 9/24/10 at 12:15 PM - No Comments »

    Week Two dissects the big victory in Dallas and looks forward to Monday Night against Green Bay. A snooper from TMZ fills us in on Jay Cutler’s date with Kristin Cavallari in NYC. Representatives from the NFL Player Protection Services Department detail their scope of services for players out for a night on the town. Special Guests Pete Hulne, Kevin Dorff, Jim Uboat and Billy Merritt.

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  • Sep/10
    18

    Episode 019 Bears vs. Lions

    Posted on 9/18/10 at 1:34 AM - No Comments »

    Analysis of the victory over the Lions of Detroit. Poet Laureate of Calumet City Jim Underdown recites a few new works and Doug Buffone’s wife Gina shares some tailgating recipes.

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  • Sep/10
    13

    Episode 018 The 2010 Season Preview

    Posted on 9/13/10 at 1:42 PM - 1 Comment »

    Season 2 begins with the crew’s Bears season record predictions, a visit from Matt’s cousin Leonard discussing his fantasy picks for the season, an exclusive interview with Bears QB Jay Cutler, and Kevin Dorff’s new segment “Who were you dating on this day in Bears History”.

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