Papa Bears tackle reality of fatherhood

August, 2, 2012
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Matt Forte has one suggestion for his Chicago Bears teammates who are expectant fathers.

"If I had any advice, I'd say have them in the offseason," he laughed.

That recommendation comes a little late for Jay Cutler, Earl Bennett and Devin Hester, all of whom are on high alert for babies due this month. Punter Adam Podlesh is hoping he and his wife's first child, a girl, cooperates and arrives during the Bears' bye week in October. And D.J. Moore is counting on his wife holding out and delivering their first child in mid-February as expected.

But anyone who has ever had a baby knows that the unexpected is more like it.

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Melissa Isaacson

Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for, ESPN Chicago and The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.



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