Chicago: Thank you, next

March 18, 2021
The GIST: The Bears signed a new QB, and the Loyola Ramblers are prepping for their NCAA Tournament debut tomorrow. How can we feel so hopeless and hopeful at the same time?
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Chicago: Thank you, next
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🏈Bears: As soon as free agency hit, the Bears went after a new QB. Their first choice? Seattle Seahawk Russel Wilson. But despite a v. generous offer, da Bears came up empty. Next on the shortlist? Dallas Cowboy Andy Dalton, who agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Monsters of the Midway on Tuesday.

  • After nine years as the Cincinnati Bengals’ starting QB, Dalton went 4-5 last season as the Cowboys’ starter after Dak Prescott suffered a serious injury. Hello darkness, my old friend...
  • TBH, Dalton is not exactly the game-changer we were hoping for. The Bears desperately need a star-powered QB, and from what we can tell, Dalton just doesn’t have it.

🏀MBB: The Loyola Ramblers are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2018, which was the year they, along with national icon Sister Jean, were America’s most beloved Cinderella story (besides the Hillary Duff version).

  • Sister Jean, who is now 101 years old, is back, vaccinated and ready to attend the No. 8 seed Ramblers’ first-round game vs. the No. 9 seed Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. CT.
  • Check out our deep dive for more details on the Chicagoland teams playing in the tournament this weekend. Time to dance!