By Dan McNeil-

Football is King. That pleases me.

For the record, I would rather watch pro football in September than baseball in October. I prefer the NFL in December to the NBA in — well — pick a month.

This Bears minicamp media blitz, however, is maddening. It’s got me worried about those in my fraternity.

In case you’ve missed the local newspapers, sports radio or the television sports magazine shows lately, you’ve been spared Bears blather of epic proportion. The kind of overkill that hasn’t been seen around here since the 1985-86 woof woofers were packing for training camp in Platteville, Wis.

Slow down, boys. Almost all of these stories will stand up when the Bears start smacking each other around in the sweltering heat in about six weeks.

Nobody needs to remind me this is a Bears town first and an Anybody-But-The-Packers town second. This isn’t my first rodeo.

The calendar, however, shows today as June 15.

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