Remember the ’90s heyday of Erik Kramer piloting “Air Chicago” over the lakefront skies at Soldier Field?
As Kramer rewrote the Bears team record book for passing, Curtis Conway was rewriting the Bears receiving record book. Not that it’s very hard to do. At least by NFL standards. The Bears have had just nine players gain 1,000 or more yards receiving in a single season: Brandon Marshall, Marty Booker, Marcus Robinson, Johnny Morris, Dick Gordon, Curtis Conway, Mike Ditka, Jeff Graham and Harlon Hill. Only Booker and Conway have done it more than once.
You can watch Curtis Conway on your television screens again this fall. This time as an analyst for Pac-12 Network.
Pac-12 alums Rick Neuheisel (UCLA QB in the 1984 Rose Bowl blowout of the Illini), Ronnie Lott (USC), Jeremy Bloom (Colorado), Glenn Parker (Arizona) and Curtis Conway (USC) will be a part of the Pac-12 Network football coverage on gamedays.
Curtis Conway was the 7th pick overall by the Bears out of USC in 1993. In those days, Ron Turner was guiding the Bears offense to new and exciting heights. Today he guides FIU college football players that get naked in public.
Beginning in 2009, Conway began working as a color analyst on national NFL radio by Compass Media. He teamed with Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton and Gregg “Free Beer” Daniels on play-by-play. Not to be confused with Hacksaw Jim Duggan. I must say the former media teammates of Curtis Conway have pretty awesome nicknames.
On July 23, 2007, Conway married female boxing champ Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Thereby making him the envy of all men who like girls. Pac-12 Network is headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA district. It was created in 2011.
In a related story, former Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher turned down an offer from NFL Network to join Fox Sports 1, it was announced late Sunday night.
Follow Curtis Conway on Twitter (@CurtisConway80)
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Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@PaulMBanks)
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