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Dez, Joey & Earl of Baltimore
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Dez Clark gives us his impressions on all the big moves the Bears have made in a busy offseason. Plus, Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver and former DePaul Blue Demons Head Coach Joey Meyer.
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Bearly Legal: Bears TE Desmond Clark
Dez gives his take on the Bears free agent pick ups, the departure of Alex Brown, and where (and if) he fits in Mike Martz' plans for the offense.
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Bearly Legal: Joey Meyer
Former Blue Demons Head Coach Joey Meyer shares his thoughts on the hire of Oliver Purnell by DePaul & what he'll bring to the struggling basketball program.
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Bearly Legal: Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver
Earl talks about his career, Ron Santo and the Hall of Fame, compares Cal Ripken to Ozzie Smith defensively, and much more.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Joey Meyer
For thirteen seasons Meyer served as head coach for the Blue Demons (1984-1997) accomplishing a 231-158 record. His tenure included six seasons with twenty or more wins, seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament, and three trips to the NIT. Meyer was honored as the CBS Chevrolet Coach of the Year in 1987. Meyer previously served as an assistant coach at DePaul under his father, Ray Meyer. He is currently the head coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Indiana Pacers' affiliate in the NBA Development League. He is currently the circuit's all-time victories leader.

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Earl Weaver
Weaver spent his entire managerial career with the Baltimore Orioles, managing the club from19681982 and 19851986. During his tenure as big-league skipper, the Orioles won six Eastern Division titles, four American League pennants, and a World Series championship. Weaver\'s managerial record is 1,4801,060 (.583), including 100+ win seasons in 1969 (109), 1970 (108), 1971 (101), 1979 (102), and 1980 (100). He only had one losing season in his managerial career, with the 1986 Orioles. Weaver was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.Weaver holds the distinction of being ejected from more games than anyone in American League history, being bounced from 97 contests. Weaver is well known for the humor that often accompanied the ejections. During one particular tirade with an umpire, Weaver headed to the dugout screaming, \"I\'m going to check the rule-book on that\" to which the umpire replied, \"Here, use mine.\" Weaver shot back, \"That\'s no good - I can\'t read Braille.\" Weaver was well known for kicking dirt on umpires, and for turning his cap backwards whenever he sparred with umpires in order to get as close to them as possible without touching them. His rivalry with umpire Ron Luciano was legendary, to the point where the AL re-arranged umpiring schedules so that Luciano would not work Orioles games. Still, Weaver had respect for Luciano, calling him \"one of the few umpires that people have paid their way into the park to see.\" On September 15, 1977, in Toronto, Weaver asked umpire Marty Springstead to have a tarpaulin covering the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen area removed; the tarp was weighed down by bricks and Weaver argued that his left fielder could be injured if he ran into the bricks while chasing a foul ball. When the umpire refused to order the Blue Jays to move the tarp, Weaver ordered the Orioles off the field, forcing the umpire to declare a forfeit: the only forfeit in Orioles history.



 
Desmond Clark
Clark attended Wake Forest University, where he was a wide receiver and caught at least one pass against every ACC opponent he faced. He was a two-time second team All-ACC selection, a two-time team MVP, and finished his career with 216 receptions for 2834 yards (13.12 yards per rec. avg.) and twenty touchdowns.The Denver Broncos drafted Clark in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played with them for three seasons, until the team waived him the preseason. Clark, who was nursing an arm injury, was signed by the Miami Dolphins, and spent a lone season with them before joining the Chicago Bears in 2003. In 2006, Clark helped the Bears win the NFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl XLI with regular season statistics of 626 yards on 45 catches with a 13.9 average and 6 touchdowns. On Sunday, February 24, 2008 the Chicago Bears awarded Clark with a two year extension. During the 2008 season, Clark caught 41 passes from Kyle Orton and recorded 367 receiving yards and one touchdown. Clark suffered a back injury during the team's 2009 season opener against the Green Bay Packers, and missed five starts. He accumulated 19 receptions, 145 receiving yards, and two touchdowns in his injury-shortened season.

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