Chicago Bears week 2 success; overshadowed by injuries

Brandon Hardin

Brandon Hardin is the most recent Bear to go down with an injury.

Following Saturday’s performance by the starting unit, Bears fans everywhere should be exhaling a huge sigh of relief this week.

Cutler-to-Marshall was finally on display, the line actually protected Jay (gasp!), and Israel Idonije led the first team defense in their solid effort to contain RG3.

Instead, fans and the Bears front office are forced to keep an eye on an ever-growing injuries list.

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Why did the Denver Broncos retire #18? Frank Tripucka had horrific stats


The Denver Broncos have retired jersey No. 18–but the only player to ever wear that number for Denver said last week that he wanted to make it available for Manning.

Former Notre Dame quarterback Frank Tripucka wore No. 18 for three seasons in the 1960s, when he was the first quarterback in Bronco history. After his tenure, the number was ceremonially retired. But Tripucka is just fine with breaking it out of storage. The 84-year-old Tripucka said that if Manning wants that number, “He should have it. Let’s give it to him.”

And that’s a good thing because his number shouldn’t have been retired anyway. Frank “Trip” Tripucka has probably the worst statistical career of anyone who’s ever had their number retired.

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