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'Har-bowl?' 'Harbaugh Bowl?' For Ma and Pa, none of the above

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'Har-bowl?' 'Harbaugh Bowl?' For Ma and Pa, none of the above

The caller into Thursdays media conference call was identified only a John from Baltimore and he had a question for Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, parents of Super Bowl coaches Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers and John of the Baltimore Ravens:
Is it true that both of you like Jim more than John? the caller asked.
Mom and Dad Harbaugh knew immediately who the questioner was: son John.
Thats John! daughter Joani Crean yelled, laughing. It was.
With all the different nicknames being hung on the Super Bowl XLVII because of the two brothers coaching against each other, the non-Super Bowl coach Harbaughs were asked what their choice was: Har-Bowl or what?
For me its the Lombardi Trophy game because I go back to the beginning, Jack said. To see now where this great classic has come from and come from and is, is literally awesome.
I prefer it to be called the Super Bowl, Jackie chimed in.
And far as picking a favorite, We are neutral in that, Jackie declared in true mother fashion. I would like it to end in a tie. Can the NFL do that?
Jack had a prediction on the game:
Theres the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat and were going to experience both of those that day, he said.

Here's what Bears could buy with Patrick Mahomes' new $500 million extension

Here's what Bears could buy with Patrick Mahomes' new $500 million extension

Pat Mahomes made 500 million dollars today. It is an unfathomable amount of money unless you're Patrick Mahomes, who's very seriously fathoming it on whatever fancy yacht he's hopefully on right now. (This, to me, is the only conceivable way to properly celebrate earning the largest contract in major league sports history?) 

And, as far too many Bears fans non-ironically pointed out today, Ryan Pace saved the McCaskeys $500 million today as well. Never hurts to be in the black right?! Just for the sake of this exercise, let's imagine Ryan Pace *wants* to spend $500 million this week. After giving the first 200 to Jimmy Graham (sorry, I'm sorry), where does that leave Pace? Here's what 500 million could get the Bears: 

- Three and a half Khalil Mack contracts, all at once
- 17 Mitch Trubisky contracts, whatever that entails 
- 20 Nick Foles contracts, this exercise is a huge bummer 
- 5 more renovations of Halas Hall, there can never be enough sand pits 
- The Athletic, I can already see the Why I'm Joining headline now
- His own NHL team
69 million Soldier Field hot dogs 
- 4 months rent in Gold Coast 
- 5% of all $2 bills currently in circulation
- 6% of the team that employs him 

Want to guess what, as of Monday afternoon, $500 million can't buy him?! 

Chiefs reportedly give Patrick Mahomes a 10-year contract extension

Chiefs reportedly give Patrick Mahomes a 10-year contract extension

Patrick Mahomes is a rich man who's about to be a RICH man. 

Enter Adam Schefter: 

10 years. TEN YEARS. It's an unprecedented contract in the NFL, though there's probably a great argument to be made that Mahomes is an unprecedented NFL player. In three years since being drafted 10th overall, the 2018 league MVP has won a Super Bowl while going 24-7 and throwing for 9412 yards with 76 touchdowns. 

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He was also, you may remember, available to Bears' GM Ryan Pace when the Bears had the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Instead, Pace took Mitch Trubisky, who will enter the final year of his rookie contract as one of a few infamous first-round quarterbacks not to have their 5th-year option picked up. Look, I'm sorry, I'm required to mention this part. I don't like it either. 

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