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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: ‘Eddy Pineiro, find your leg again’

In a press conference Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Bears season ticket-holder, offered advice to a team mired in a disappointing 4-6 season.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot waves to the crowd before the Chicago Bears face off against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot waves to the crowd before the Chicago Bears face off against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
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The Bears must be better. Mayor’s orders.

In a press conference Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Bears season ticket-holder, offered advice to a team mired in a disappointing 4-6 season.

“Find an offense,” she said. “And Eddy Pineiro, find your leg again.”

The Bears kicker missed two first-quarter field goals against the Rams on Sunday night.

Lightfoot met Pineiro on the field before the season-opener against the Packers. She introduced herself and wished him luck.

The topic turned to the Bears on Wednesday when Lightfoot, speaking after a City Council meeting, was asked what she was doing for Thanksgiving. She said her 91-year-old mother was coming over.

“My mother’s actually a big football fan … so I’m sure she’ll watch a little bit of it,” she said of the Bears-Lions game. “The question is, ‘Will it be worth watching?’ That remains to be seen.”