Buyer beware: Counterfeit tix surfacing

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Buyer beware: Counterfeit tix surfacing

The success of the Bears on the field is spawning some chicanery off it that could sting some loyal fans.

More than 100 counterfeit tickets were confiscated at last Mondays game and one arrest made of a bogus-ticket seller. Phony tix also are showing up at road games because the Bears fan base is one that travels for its teams games. The Bears already have received reports of counterfeit tickets in Tennessee, where the Bears play next Sunday.

As weve been having some success on the field, some people have been trying to take advantage of our fans off the field, said Bears Communications Vice President Scott Hagel. Weve seen an uptick of counterfeit tickets appearing at games.

Make sure youre careful who youre getting your tickets from. If youre not a season-ticket holder, TicketMaster and the NFL Ticket Exchange are the only 100-percent safe sources for tickets for games.

The problem for buyers is compounded by situations where they are buying actual tickets but ones that have been cancelled because they had been reported stolen.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

The SportsTalk Live panel for this episode includes Chris Rongey (670 The Score), Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) and Chris Emma (670 The Score).

They debate whether or not the Bulls should make a run at signing Chris Bosh this coming off-season.

They also ask "O Captain, Where Art Thou?" and wonder what is behind Toews's dip in production this season. Finally, they discuss who is the best QB playing this weekend in the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Listen to the episode at this link or below in the embedded player:

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Duncan Keith isn't quitting his day job anytime soon, but maybe he can moonlight as a Russian singer.

Artemi Panarin — Keith's Blackhawks teammate and a native of Korkino, Russia — posted an Instagram video Friday of Keith signing along to a song called "Gop-Stop:"

Канадский #розенбаум 😂 Canadian #singer @dk_2_

A video posted by @artemiypanarin on

Here's the YouTube video of the song, which is a famous Russian gangster song:

This is exactly what social media was made for: Bringing worlds together for the amusement and entertainment of others.

Also, hat/tip to Keith for his quality singing/rapping skills.