Angelo's critics unshockingly silent

It's time for reporters to give credit where it's due: the Bears' front office.

Updated: November 20, 2011, 9:02 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN

About a month ago, I wrote a draft for a column about Jerry Angelo called "The Audacity of Hopelessness."

It never ran. My editors never posted it. Smart people. They knew.

One of the great elements in the dynamics of sports journalism is when someone saves you from yourself. It happens often. More than I (or any other writer) would care to mention. Hindsight in this game can be frightening. Expose the painstakingly guarded hypocrite in all of us.

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