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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Bears' first official Super Bowl prediction

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Super Bowl prediction
Some locals foresee a rematch of Super Bowl XX, with the hometown team again coming out on top.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- I was about a mile away from Chicago Bears training camp when this sign caught me eye. We all know the Bears entered the summer of 2012 as a trendy favorite of the NFL prognosticator class, but the folks over at Alan B. Shepard and Shabbona elementary schools have taken it to the next level.

The school is presumably short on Roman Numeral figures, but you get the picture. While you might not race to Las Vegas off the recommendation of an elementary school marquee, you should understand that in these parts, at least, there are the absolute highest of expectations.

And it isn't coming just from the local schoolchildren. Make sure you check out this appearance by Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould on ESPN 1000's "Training Camp Tonight." Gould told our friends Jeff Dickerson and Michael C. Wright that this is the most talented Bears team he has been on.