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I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:26 pm

As you might expect, I was aware of the Chasing Great team theme for 2019. So I'm on my way from Indiana to Pennsylvania on Friday to visit my in-laws when I stop in a rest stop off the Ohio Turnpike. In the bathroom, I notice this guy who my eyes say is about 6'2" 235# and built like a brick sh*t house. I'm drying my hands when he turns around and there's no way to miss his dri-fit material navy T-shirt with CHASING GREAT in all caps white across the front.

(I've done some poking around on Chicagobears.com and can't find a pic of that T-shirt.)

The bad news is that I didn't recognize the guy at all. :-( I left the bathroom and was waiting for Mrs. Five and when this guy comes out, I go... "excuse me... Can you tell me where you got that T-shirt?" Him... "I got it in Chicago." I then look at him quizzically and point to my own Chicago Bears T-shirt. He smiles at me, turns and walks away.

Had I recognized him, I would've addressed him by name, offered him a hand shake and asked for a picture. But since I couldn't identify him, I didn't pursue it any further.

Oh well. Fun experience for me none the less. :-)
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 pm

Very cool. Don't blame you at all for not recognizing him as it seems lately that every year there are more new faces than familiar ones.
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:37 am

Look through pictures of this year's draft class, maybe.
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:07 pm

That is about the size of Patrick Scales... I bet no one would recognize him on the streets, lol.
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:50 pm

Z Bear wrote:That is about the size of Patrick Scales... I bet no one would recognize him on the streets, lol.
I can guarantee 100% that it wasn't Patrick Scales. And not because I could pick him out of a lineup. :-)
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:14 pm

Nice! It's always cool to come across athletes.

I ran into RW McQuarters and Jerry Azumah in Water Tower Place at a Lacoste store. It was kinda cool, but weird at the same time.

Living down here in DFW and in a suburb where several Cowboys live, it's not uncommon to run into current and ex players at gas stations, grocery stores, movie theaters etc. I run into Randy White all the damn time. He's the friendliest dude too. Tony Romo used to go to our church...Jason Whitten shops at the same Albertson's every week. I used to see Cole Beasley at the mall. People generally leave them alone because it's common to see them out and about.

It's not a big deal to me because I don't give a shit about the Cowboys. If I ran into Mitch or Mack or Long a couple times a week I'd freak out like a 12yr old at a Jonas Brothers concert.
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:56 am

Could be a trainer or low level coach too, hard to say
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:34 am

Just be glad it wasn't Ted Washington you encountered
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:02 pm

Moriarty wrote:Just be glad it wasn't Ted Washington you encountered
I'll never forget watching Ted Washington and Keith Traylor always ride together on the back of a golf cart at training camp.
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:32 am

Well shit, now I'm curious.... got any descriptors other than height/weight?
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:33 pm

Black individual with CHASING GREAT T-shirt.
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Re: I think I saw a Chicago Bear this weekend

Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:38 am

Mikefive wrote:Black individual with CHASING GREAT T-shirt.
Great, that narrows it down a lot.

If I had the time and motivation to do it I would go through the twitter feeds of players for that date to see if anyone tweeted from Ohio or near there. Unfortunately, I don't have either of those.

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