Chicago Bears Danieal Manning: My Impromptu Run-In WIth a Bear

October 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now, usually when a man meets a bear he's scared for his life. But in this case, it was a gentle bear. In fact, you might say he was downright bear-able.
Yep, this Bears fan and writer stumbled into an exclusive interview opportunity with the Bears Danieal Manning on Monday.
He was at the Jewel-Osco in Orland Park, IL for Cookin' With the Bears, a series of events with a different Chicago Bears player each time.
In this program, a Bears player features his favorite tailgating recipe and signs autographs with the fans at a Jewel-Osco store.
Meanwhile, I just happened to waltz in to find the Bears return man and safety-corner Manning, smiling brightly and actually looking like he didn't mind being there.
You think of athletes doing these things out of contractual obligations and looking like they wished they were anywhere other than being with the fans.
But I'm telling you that Manning was genuinely gracious and engaging as he came out from behind his makesh...

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