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bearsfan_51
02-28-2007, 08:22 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-070228lovie,1,334819.story?coll=cs-bears-headlines

Sweeeeeeeeet.

Anything involving Jerry Angelo and staying with the Bears is great news in my mind.


Somewhere Ron Rivera is crying.

blkwdw13
02-28-2007, 08:24 PM
Thankfully it is finally over so the media can move on to something else.

Smokey Joe
02-28-2007, 08:36 PM
ohhhhh yeah!

KBear
02-28-2007, 09:09 PM
Good. I got tired of hearing about it.

blkwdw13
02-28-2007, 09:57 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-070228lovie,0,3502316.story



By Don Pierson
Tribune pro football reporter

February 28, 2007, 8:17 PM CST

The Bears agreed to contract extensions for coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo on Wednesday night after a day of meetings with team president Ted Phillips.

Smith was given a four-year extension through 2011 and Angelo a six-year extension through 2013, the Bears announced. The deal features $22 million in new money, so Smith will be paid a total of $23.45 million for next five years for an average of $4.69 million per season.

Smith and Phillips met at team headquarters in Lake Forest. Bauer was in telephone contact for the discussions. Angelo does not have an agent and said last week he was hoping to announce his extension at the same time as Smith's.

Smith was under contract through the 2007 season at a salary of $1.45 million, the lowest salary in the NFL. He was asking for a $5 million a year contract in line with the current market. The Bears were offering in the neighborhood of $4 million, but initially wanted a five-year extension.

The deal for Smith ends weeks of speculation over whether he would coach as a lame duck in 2007 and leave the club after compiling the second-best record in the league over the last two years. The only coach who had a better record was Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts, who beat the Bears in the Super Bowl 24 days ago.

Before Wednesday, Bauer and Phillips had not talked since Feb. 19 and Bauer characterized the two sides as so far apart it would take an "unforeseen breakthrough" to come to agreement.

NYmoney
02-28-2007, 10:44 PM
very, very good to hear.

Hurricane Ditka
02-28-2007, 10:47 PM
Is anyone honestly surprised, the media makes a mountain out of a mole hill for everything during the offseason.

Addict
03-01-2007, 05:05 AM
Is anyone honestly surprised, the media makes a mountain out of a mole hill for everything during the offseason.

Well not surprised, just relieved.

RexGrossmans-cheesecake
03-01-2007, 03:57 PM
ohhhhh yeah!

http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/original/koolaid.jpg







But anyways, that owns.

NYmoney
03-02-2007, 12:36 PM
Can anyone confirm this fact: once Lovie's extension begins, he will not be amongst the top 10 paid NFL coaches? I also heard that he will be the 6th highest paid coach (Billecheck, Fisher, Billick, Petrino, and one other (maybe Holmgren)). Which one of these statements is false?