Confidence is contagious for Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The mood at Halas Hall has been upgraded from questionable to actively optimistic.

That's good. I'm tired of the negativity that surrounds this place, even if I'm responsible for slinging it.

I'm a generally optimistic guy, and I like the subtle shifting to a Happy Halas Hall because the "us against the world" mentality fostered by Lovie Smith is so tired.

I'm glad we're past it for a week, at least.

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