Bears: Da Bears N’ Da Hood Is Always Hard (To Root For)

Our man Champ, co-founder of, is providing special Chicago Bears-related columns for the RedEye newspaper this season, appearing online every Thursday and in the print edition each Friday.

This week, Champ salutes the World’s Most Dangerous Group with a rap dedicated to maybe the world’s most “ehh” football team. Below is an excerpt to make Eazy proud:

Cruisin’ by the lake in the back seat of an Uber,

I’m not paying for parking, not trying to get towed,

Going to Soldier Field to see the game.

Knuckleheads getting beat at home again,

Another TD, who can it be?

Kyle Fuller gettin’ beat, we need another CB.

Derek Carr and Amari Cooper would like to say

It’s all about makin’ that one big play.

Read the rest here.

Of course, the NWA-influenced rhymes are right on time as the Bears are taking on the NFL team most synonomous with NWA and classic West Coast Hip-hop — the Raiders. At 2-1, Oakland is even favored to beat the lame Bears here in Chicago, it wasn’t even like that back when Cube an’ nem really repped the team. It seems the franchise didn’t even have to move back to LA yet to bask in the success of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

If you don’t know, Joe has experience playing the game both in the Chicago Catholic League (St. Rita) and in college (Butler). Keep following him here, on the RedEye and on Twitter for real, passionate and informative football talk.

Also remember, you can also catch members of the We Are Regal Radio team in the RedEye’s 5 on 5 feature every Tuesday.

BONUS: For full context of the storied relationship between the Raiders and NWA, take a look at the cool 30 for 30 installment “Straight Out of LA”:

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One response to “Bears: Da Bears N’ Da Hood Is Always Hard (To Root For)

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