From today’s Chicago Tribune, midway through Teddy Greenstein’s “Inside sports media” column:
Saturday night throwdown
Sure, Tom Waddle snagged 173 passes for the Bears in 1989-94. But his WMVP-AM radio partner, Marc Silverman, will not concede defeat in a contest that will take place Saturday night at halftime of the Rush’s game at Allstate Arena.
“Hey, football is not my game, but I consider myself an athlete,” Silverman said. “When I covered the Bears in 1999, I was the best lefty out there. And that includes Cade McNown.”
Waddle and Silverman will quarterback opposing teams for a little game of 7-on-7. The novelty: The other six players are mascots. Get me Willie the Wildcat’s 40 time!
Silverman believes the game will be touch, not tackle. And that’s probably a good idea.
“The DePaul mascot is pretty athletic,” he said. “He might blindside me.”
Get me Willie the Wildcat’s 40 time, indeed! Willie will mess you up and do it with a smile on his face. There isn’t any information on the Rush’s website, so we’re going to have to go with my random hypotheses. After the page break.