A reported 10 degrees at Soldier Field as dozens of workers are raking ice chunks off the "grass" and filling in damaged areas. They're pulling in the heated siideline seats. early sightings of Obo and Stokley checking out the turf. Line coach Art Valero is out there wearing shorts.
Current cold streak said to be worst in several winters in Chicago. It did not discourage tailgaters as the parking lot was very active. Morning news report told of tickets still available on-line for this game ... at face value. The big ticket is for next week, when many of the Bears fans are anticipating a meeting with the rival Packers.