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Bears Wed Sep 23 2009

Know Your Bears: Twitter Edition/Injury Update

Gaper's Block knows that our fair readers need to know all they can know (knowing is half the battle, after all) about their Chicago Bears. With that in mind, GB presents "Know Your Bears" a quasi-weekly feature spotlighting the Monsters of the Midway. This week: Alex Brown gets his Twitter on.

Name: Alex Brown
Handle on Twitter: (the uninspired but accurate) alexbrown96

56208376.jpgProfile Pic Assessment: "Meh." This is a disappointing picture that practically screams, "I'm not taking the time to find an awesome picture of me that imparts on my tweeps my hugeness." Seriously, Alex, stop having your publicist's intern select the picture. Interestingly enough, Brown's background pic is of him in, what?, a practice uni? and pads at ... is that a beach house? Props to dude for wearing his work clothes even when he's chill-laxin' at the crib.

Notable Feat(s): Sacked Ben Roethlisberger twice in the Bears victory over the defending champs. Tied with Brian Urlacher for team leader in sacks (37.5) and is sixth all-time on Bears list of sacks.

Notable Tweet(s): "Just watching House right now. TiVo is such a great invention. House may be one of the better shows on television! I love this show!"

"Icing down the ankle again! And watching spongebob! Lol my lil girl runs the television!"

And speaking of Alex Brown and icing down the ankle and watching SpongeBob, the disruptive force should be ready to go in Seattle coming off a mild ankle sprain against the Steelers. From both legit sources, reporters, coaches, et al and Brown himself, the prognosis for the ankle is treatment, treatment, treatment, treatment and more treatment but that he should be OK for a Sunday romp in the Pacific Northwest.

Meanwhile, for the Ursas opponent, the Seahawks, the prognosis is not so sunny for quarterback, Matt Hasselback, at least according to Jay-Bot 500.

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