As a Chicago Bulls season-ticket holder, Bears coach Lovie Smith is watching the NBA playoffs with heightened interest. Asked by ESPN's George Smith this week which Chicago team will win the city's next title, he said: "The Bulls have the first crack at it. I hope they start it off, and we'll finish it off."
"Of course I agree with him," Smith said. "I'd be disappointed if any of our players didn't feel like we're the best around. But reality says the Packers are there right now. They have the Super Bowl ring right now. They're the champion right now and it's left to us to do something about it."