Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune talks about the icy weather in Dallas; believes Packers will win Super Bowl and thinks Richard Dent should be in the HOF - 2/2
Wed, 2 Feb 2011|
So while 453 days away with the latest were drawn upon by our guide Dan Pompeii. From big. Daily at KC Johnson out of 76. When he was at the beach in LA. Anywhere near 76 and Bol lay down there at Texas. It's it dictate united which beat yeah. If the -- I'll tell you what the other day yesterday. I felt as COLT it and felt all year here in in beautiful ballot. The wind was just unbelievable. I've never seen I like it like we've had down here there's been -- that's probably. I would say three inches thick and -- It just slightly get a call boring in and they're really not prepared and what of course because they normally don't get this kind of but whether they're they're saying it's the worst spelled it seems to forty years so they don't have salt they don't have the equipment the clear. You know they're trying to get by with a -- and and that tell people that'll. Indiana it's George Ofman I know if anybody is well dressed for Dallas it's absolutely you cut the I I wanna bypass the Super Bowl from home because -- believe Saturday as the day that Richard dent. Finally gets in the Hall of Fame what are your thoughts and that is this the year that he's finally in. You know why I think -- would have thought that for about seven years now though I get them probably that the person could be make such predictions but. I don't see wind you know I think he certainly is is qualified in and should have been in a while ago and and you know if you look at his body of work I think it's as impressive as as anyone and certainly more precedent that's and the people who have gotten out of and so. I think it's that time and -- -- the other 43. People on the board of selectors will keep him way to idea. -- do you see ever the NFL moving. To play the games only in warm weather spots I know there's a -- out there -- no they did in Detroit there's a -- mayor but. If you're trying to really showcase your marquee event and asked -- to come out spend. Combine. Tens of millions of dollars in travel dollars do you see them saying. No we're not gonna do this anymore where we could have a tenuous climate. It would I'd like to be done and it's built a big stadium -- a -- have a better year you know that would that would be great I think for all the fans because. You get to have a wonderful escape with with guaranteed whether. But I don't think it'll ever happen you know at all off the money all the money and the Super Bowl often is the bargaining chip in getting stadiums built and I think that's what happened in New York that's what happens Indianapolis those are gonna be. Old city the Super Bowl over the next two years. And definitely that was the part of the Super Bowl coming here to dallas' well. But but you know -- there's no question the best places to have Super Bowl. In the personnel United States are this cities where you'd think the weather is going to be at least. Defense where you're not gonna have to pastors and you're talking about places like Miami and Tampa and San Diego. Phoenix and and even to quarreling with. You know that there is it's unfortunate that the kids they kids either every year because money gets in the way. -- surging to an odd on the Ben Roethlisberger. Has been under the microscope this week. And he's had a little bit of a make over as well -- mean his -- has taken him -- for good reason and yet he seems to be little more open more talkative. Apparently more -- to the media locally over the last couple of years. Do you see that ever happening with Jay Cutler are we talking about a guy in Cutler who basically eat he is who we is no matter what you try to do you're never gonna change -- I don't know I mean you know I guess. There's always hope for guys. I think. It really took some pretty. Severe things to happen to Roethlisberger. Or the fact that the gators started to grew up a little bit. You know they're they're totally different animals and I think you really can't compare them because. Obviously. Roethlisberger has been accused of some off field things in. Probably really it's been a model citizen off the field -- as a result so. From that standpoint a very different but. I think yeah from the standpoint that you know that people sometimes don't always. A treat people as well as you'd like to see them. Them treated. I think there are some similarities there. You know I hope what happened with Roethlisberger. It real hope that this he's sincere hope that. You know he installs way figured out that this. You can get a lot farther like what you would treat people the way that you'd like to be treated as opposed to just think -- you batter and threw. Dinner last couple before we let you go. Any subplot with either team out Aaron Rodgers fired back -- get Nick Barnett about. Guys adult rehab when they're injured shouldn't be and they went adult real with the team shouldn't be in the team photo and Twitter got involved now they say it's all cleared up. Either team having any internal strife that leads you to think it could be a problem and who is your pick to win the super ball. No I've really -- I don't think that that's much of anything it they're calling it photo gate today I think it's. The play the thing that it's only an issue because you have two weeks between the game and in -- so much time so much dead time in. There they had to be something that people write about it talk about. You know if it's anyone is upset about it that the players were lesbians field and so only two players who are. -- left out of the picture because they're on injured reserve. You know those get really had no impact on the game so I think it's already something accountable even even with them. And in terms of to to my -- for the games you know I do like the Packers camp I think. You know I like you know what -- Rodgers has been able to do in the policy in the way he's played in I think that -- if you get a chance of vacant Super Bowl -- -- -- publicity. Last one was this the bears' best chance for awhile. To get to a super ball or do you see them on an uptick and other defense is a little older the offensive line a question mark. But they do have a young quarterback Matt Forte had a very good year your take on the Bears going forward. You know it certainly could have been their best chance you know. These these opportunities typically you know that come along every year -- We can look at the talent in the NFC north. Even Detroit I think you've got a young team that's on the rise and you get a Packers team that really. You look at them on paper it while they can be contenders for many many years. It's certainly the Vikings -- team that probably. Really hundred cheap last year and it could be could be a much better team in the future. So I think the Bears really have to keep on looking to proven in the that deluding themselves into thinking that there are one of the best -- they have the best team in the division they don't have to worry about could they want it this year. If there's -- series and the team that need improvement on the other hand they do have. So some good young players some players who are impact players -- -- -- -- very well could be a strong contender in the -- All right we're gonna agree to disagree on the Super Bowl pick because I don't think the Packers have enough ballots some goal with Mendenhall Roethlisberger. Hines Ward. Wallace the great defense I'm gonna take the Steelers to win it 2417. Not typically view would disagree with me about anything -- we never ever disagree do ever disagree you should maybe check your notes and change your pick. It wouldn't get back and all right but it's.