Bears Bites: Grizzly Detail’s Super Bowl Prediction Goes Up in Smoke

Also, Jordan Mills undergoes foot surgery after being injured vs. Packers

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As the first of many weekends without Chicago Bears football has come and gone, we have your Monday edition of Bears Bites to help you get through the void left by the team’s absence from the sportscape.

-Tim Baffoe has a unique ability to tie pop culture references in with sports, and he has a doozy of one in the lead to his article about the “end” of the Jay Cutler debate in the Windy City. [CBS Chicago]

-After struggling to sell out three of the four NFL playoff games this weekend (the tilt between the Eagles and Saints was immune from these challenges), the league looks even sillier for deciding to host the Super Bowl in a cold weather city, argues Dave Wischnowsky. [CBS Chicago]

-A lot of Bears fans and pundits have been calling for the team to adopt the 3-4 defense next season, but John Mullin cautions that those seeking out the change could be suffering from delusions about how effective a switch could be. [CSN Chicago]

-What kind of style will Lovie Smith adopt as he takes the reins in Tampa Bay? [Daily Herald]

-Jonathan Mills underwent surgery on his foot over the weekend. He suffered the injury during the first drive of the Bears’ Week 17 loss to the Packers, and missed the remainder of the game because of it. [ESPN Chicago]

-Amid all of the hulabaloo surrounding his new contract, Cutler and the Bears made it clear that there is still a place for Josh McCown on the roster if he is willing to come back to Chicago. [Chicago Sun-Times]

-Finally, we examine the demise of our preseason Super Bowl pick, as we have recaps of the Bengals’ (our AFC champion) loss to the Chargers. [Chicago Tribune]

-And the Packers’ (our Super Bowl champion) loss to the 49’ers up at Lambeau Field. [NBC Chicago]

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