CHICAGO -- Greetings from Soldier Field. We'll have pregame lineup notes at about 11:45 a.m. ET, but I had to tell you about the cool wakeup call I got at the hotel Sunday morning.
Usually, I just pick up the phone and slam it down with my well-honed snooze reflex. This time, however, I could hear crowd noise coming from the earpiece. Then, a whistle.
I was intrigued.
"GET UP! GET UP! THIS IS THE COACH! GET UP AND DO YOUR BEST TODAY!"
I quickly realized it was Da Coach. It brightened my day. Hopefully it brightens yours.
Back in a bit.