Meet Our Staff
Jeff Fisher – Editor
Jeff enjoyed a non-descript two-year career as a 3rd-string running back/back-up cornerback/kickoff contain man (1st team) in middle school football. He says the experience played a large role in directing him to the more familiar (and comfortable) position of Couch Potato – a title he’s held for 21 years now. Jeff is proud to admit he jumped on Da Bears bandwagon as a 10-year-old boy growing up in Nebraska in 1985. A college and pro football junkie, he’s attended NCAA and NFL games in 11 different states and 14 different stadiums. He got goosebumps experiencing the Tunnel Walk (Nebraska), Jump Around (Wisconsin), Ralphie (Colorado), Bevo (Texas) and the White-out (Penn St.) in person. He married a fellow Bears fan and his 3-year-old son recently led his daycare class in a rousing rendition of “Bear Down, Chicago Bears.” Jeff has worked in marketing for 13 years where’s he’s spent, on average, an hour a day analyzing, reading and/or obsessing about his beloved Bears.
Russ Loede – Columnist
Developing a love for football early on, Russ Loede brings his knowledge and insight of the game as well as his passion for the Chicago Bears to the Sports Gab Network. Born and raised in a family of Browns fans just outside Cleveland, Russ embraced the Bears from his youth, and since then has cheered on the Windy City Soldiers from their down years all the way to their Super Bowl run in ’06. Loede also is a vet in the wars of fantasy football, and will share his analysis in that as well throughout the season. When not studying up on the gridiron, Russ serves his country in the Army Reserves.
Matt Loede – Columnist
Matt has been in the sports media for over 15 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.