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Phil Rosenthal: Why would ESPN hire cranky ex-Bears coach John Fox?

John Fox is joining ESPN as an analyst, but it won't be official until Fox denies it.

If we learned nothing else during Fox's three last-place seasons as coach of the Bears, it is that much of what he says in public is suspect, or at least not to be taken at face value.

To paraphrase that trusty old Chicago journalism maxim: If John Fox says his mother loves him, check out Kevin White's shin.

ESPN has cast its lot with a man whose contempt for Bears fans and anyone else

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