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Bears Getting Acclimated to London



    Bears Get to Work in London

    Team prepares for game in England by playing cricket. (Published Friday, Oct. 21, 2011)

    The Bears have touched down in jolly old London, after a 7 1/2-hour flight that crossed over six time zones.

    Which left plenty of time for some rest.

    "I think the guys are pretty tired," quarterback Jay Cutler told NBC5. "We had a pretty quiet flight. "I think most everyone got to sleep on the way over which is important."

    Brian Urlacher expressed curiosity at the differences in culture -- and vocabulary.

    "I saw one of my jerseys at the airport. A lady had it. She called it a shirt. 'Will you sign my shirt for me?' It was a jersey," Urlacher said.

    While Urlacher is taking a business-like approach to the trip, Devin Hester is taking advantage of the chance to experience a new country.

    "This is my first time coming over here. I got an opportunity to bring my mom, my wife and my aunties. Whenever you get a chance you got to take advantage of it," Hester said.

    Some of the players got a chance to play around in a cricket oval, but make no mistake. The only sport they're concerned about in England will be played on a 100-yard field on Sunday.