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Marvin Harrison to the Bears wasn't a hoax, not really

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The Marvin Harrison-to-the-Bears mystery has been solved.

Weeks ago, a caller to WSCR 670-AM said the former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver was sighted in Lake Forest based on seeing an upscale SUV with Indiana vanity license plates. The plates not only have the Colts helmet, but also No. 88, the number Harrison wore for 13 seasons with the Colts.

It wasn't a hox. In the light rain at Halas Hall, I just spotted the exact same vehicle in front of the building.

I can promise you that unless he was hiding in the back, Harrison wasn't in the car.

Instead, it was driven by someone Bears fans identify more with No. 95. Yes, Richard Dent, an ex-Colt, had the keys to the vehicle and we had a brief chat before he motored off.

So, the tipster to the radio station was not making something up. It was not a bogus call. Dent played with the Colts in 1996, the second to final year of his career and the year Harrison was drafted by the Colts. He's commemorating that season by using a vehicle with Colts license plates. Go figure.

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Brad this sounds like a hoax to me.

Is this like the kid that was lost in the sky over Colorado in a space ship. Dent was probably brought in to pretend that Harrison was not in the building. There has to be some type of conspiracy theory or clandestine effort going on behind doors by JA and the group.

Brad, an idea for you noted below.

Hey Brad:

Wouldn't it be great to have the Chicago Sun Times host a tailgate party with some great giveaways for the bloggers on this blog that live and die with the Bears each and every week and are as loyal to the Chicago Sun Times and Bears as the day is long.

Couldn't the Chicago Sun Times use this for good publicity in Chicago, make the 6:00 PM news. Creighton in his pink panties, Brando in who knows what, Val, Wrigley Field Bear, Kevin A, Mike, Randy, Neck Beard Sucks NBS, all of em and you Brad swilling a few with the boys and of course Val. Brad what a great concept, would not the Bears love to host this event in a VIP Suite at a game with free hats and tee shirts and maybe we could invite some of the 1985 Honey Bears to attend, they were hot and I bet still are. Fun could be had by all and The Bears and Chicago Sun Times will live in Infamy.

Maybe even Obama would attend, he is a Bears fan and has been known to blog under an alias that is considered top secret at this time.

All the Best,
Dahlillama

I think its kind of weird Richard Dent has a Colts license plate? Either Dent made a lot of friends during his short stint in Indy, or he's still kinda sore over not making it as the Bears asst defensive line coach a couple seasons back...who knows?

I'll say one thing, why Richard Dent isn't in the Hall of Fame is beyond me? The guy was one of the all-time greats at his position. I'd only put Reggie White above him, as far as the top DE's during Dent's era. Heck, I'd even put Dent above Bruce Smith. I hope Dent makes the cut this winter, the former Super Bowl MVP is certainly deserving GO BEARS!!

kevin, i think you should re-read the article, as your first go didn't yield much comprehension.

brad states in the article: Instead, it was driven by someone Bears fans identify more with No. 95. Yes, Richard Dent, an ex-Colt, had the keys to the vehicle and we had a brief chat before he motored off.

thus, it was harrison's car, which dent was driving at the time of the sighting.

Kevin:

Definitely Dent is Hall of Fame material, Smith and White, then Dent but real close.

dan in wicker park, I don't know if I quite agree with your comprehension either.

You brought up the part of the article where Brad says "Instead, it was driven by someone Bears fans identify more with No.95. Yes, Richard Dent, an ex-Colt, had the keys to the vehicle and we had a brief chat before he motored off."

If you read what it says above that in the article, your statement of "thus it was Harrison's car which Dent was driving at the time of the sighting," doesn't make any sense. What it says above that is, "In the light rain at Halas Hall, I JUST spotted the exact same vehicle in front of the building." Again for emphasis, "JUST." That means Brad recently saw the car, nothing about Dent driving Harrison's car at the time of the sighting.

If you read the beginning of the article, it says, "the former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver was sighted in Lake Forest BASED on seeing an upscale SUV with Indiana vanity license plates." That means someone saw the vehicle and thought it was Harrison. But what they really saw was Dents car with the Colt vanity plates. At the end of the article it says Dent is commemorating his 96 season with the Colts by using a vehicle with Colts license plates. It doesn't make sense to me that Harrison would let Dent use his upscale SUV all summer and now into late fall like you say dan in wicker park?

Brad, clear this up for me and dan in wicker park, whose SUV was Dent driving? My take from the article was it was his own, was it? GO BEARS!!

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