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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is just like you, ready to drag the Bears' offense and kicker at a moment's notice

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is just like you, ready to drag the Bears' offense and kicker at a moment's notice

Lori Lightfoot is OVER it. 

Chicago's mayor was doing press at an event and was asked whether she'd be watching the Bears with her mom – a big football fan – at Thanksgiving, and turns out that's a big ol' maybe: 

yeeeesh. I don't know a better way to convey the sound of gritting teeth, but that's what's happening. But also she's not wrong? The offense has been bad and Piñeiro's slump is getting more discouraging by the game. But jeez Lori cut them some slack! Eddy Piñeiro's practicing at Soldier Field!!! Without a police escort! 

I actually feel bad for Piñeiro here. How would 24-year-old you react to being dragged in a televised press conference by the mayor of America's third-largest city? I don't think Lenny Curry (Jacksonville's mayor, I promise, you don't need to look it up) is out there giving Josh Lambo (Jacksonville's kicker, I promise, you don't need to look it up) a hard time. Kicking in Chicago is a unique experience in that it's just like being the quarterback of any other NFL team but without any of the pay or job security. 

Thank god they're playing the Giants this weekend. 

Devin Hester one of six specialists to make the NFL 100 All-Time Team

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Devin Hester one of six specialists to make the NFL 100 All-Time Team

The NFL 100 All-Time Team just got a serious influx of speed and athleticism. Former Bears' legend and arguably the greatest special teams player of all time, Devin Hester, was named to the squad on Friday.

Hester played with the Bears from 2006 to 2013, racking up an incredible 31 return touchdowns (18 on kick returns, 13 on punt returns). Over his 11 season career, Hester collected a total of 11,028 return yards between kick and punt returns. Hester made four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams over his career. 

The 2006 No. 57 overall pick out of Miami (FL) dazzled from the start of his NFL career, collecting 1,128 combined punt/kick return yards and 5 touchdowns. 

But just as impressive as his overall effectiveness, was his penchant for rising to the moment. Hester's clutch moments included an 80+ yard punt return for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the infamous, "They are who we thought they were game".

And, of course, all NFL fans remember how Hester became the first player in NFL history to take the opening kickoff of a Super Bowl back to the house for a touchdown. 

Hester was a shoo-in to make the NFL 100 All-Time Team, as he is the NFL's all-time leader in kick and punt return touchdowns but even, so his game was about so much more than just the numbers. 

Devin Hester's unparalleled combination of speed and creativity in the open field delighted NFL fans in a way that perhaps no other player in history did or ever will. 

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears win again as they trounce the Cowboys

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears win again as they trounce the Cowboys

Sam Panayotovick and Seth Gruen join Kap on the show.

0:00 - The Bears win again as they trounce the Cowboys. So did Mitch Trubisky save his job or was it just one good game?

12:00 - The Bulls look for their third straight win with the Warriors in town. Plus, Sam gives out his best bets for the weekend as the guys preview the college football conference title games.

17:00 - Comedian Steve Rannazzisi joins Kap to talk about the dumpster fire that is his Knicks. Plus Kap thanks his Giants for helping turn the Bears season around.

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