Mike North the right choice for Bears’ sky-is-falling postgame show

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Mike North is a Chicago sports fan, with all the attendant memories and scar tissue. He has never lost sight of this, and it’s the best thing he has going for him as a radio talk show host.

It’s why he’s an excellent choice to host a Bears postgame show, a weekly exercise in raging emotions. The local football team can have fans sky high one week and crater low the next, and North will yo-yo with the best of them in his new duties for WDRV FM 97.1. He’ll follow in the grand tradition of Ed O’Bradovich and Doug Buffone, rest his soul.

I know what people will say: This is the radio equivalent of hiring a retread baseball manager. But the Bears are likely to be bad this season, and North can speak for those people who not only have seen it before but are sure the world is about to end. Which it is.

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