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Staying Busy Through a Long Off-Season



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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears smiles late in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on January 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jay Cutler

    Bears fans, the off-season is already a vast wasteland of no football, but that wasteland became vaster when the players and owners got into a squabble that threatens football as we know it, and means we don't have off-season workouts or free agency to discuss. How do we get through it? Grizzly Detail will you get through the dark times.

    -- Begin your off-season project: A recreation of the Bears win over the Seahawks at Soldier Field in nothing but Legos. Detail counts, so don't forget to include a smiling Jay Cutler, a sad Matt Hasselbeck, Jim Cornelison singing the national anthem, and Bear Man, the Bears fan.

    -- Spring clean your Bears wardrobe. Take stock of all your Bears items. When was the last time you wore the "Wannstache Is The Way" t-shirt? What about the Curtis Enis jersey? Exactly. Give those items to charity, and free up some closet space for Super Bowl XLVI gear. (Fingers crossed!)

    -- Exercise your mind while learning the Bears roster. Spell it out: Manumaleuna. Idonije. Iwuh. Omiyale. Next turn, the players names into a crossword puzzle. Don't have time? What are you doing, watching basketball or something? Pshaw.

    -- The owners and players need an incentive to get back to the negotiating table, so try convincing them through the magic of song. Grab a group of buddies and recreate this War classic just for Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith and the gang. Shoot a video, put it on Youtube, become a viral sensation, and end the lockout. Done and done.

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