Contract keeps him through 2011, with $3.45 million this year (a raise from $1.45 million). $22 million over the next four years. Not a much maybe as a barely-graduated linebacker, but chump change it's not. Lovie's a good man, and I expect he'll be sharing more than a pittance for various charities and his church.
Some say, "It's about time." I say he earned it. Don't give a fellow more because the other guy more. What are those guys doing? Comparing size in the locker room? No way. Lovie took our boys to the Super Bowl. Didn't win, but, as Chicago sports go, making it to the party is a big deal, and a rare thing.
Good job Bears! Glad you don't do what the Cubs love to do, and instead, kept your best men.
Lovie Smith - Chicago Bears Head Coach - Signs Contract Extension
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Lovie Smith, who last week called off talks between his agent and the Chicago Bears, who Smith has coached for the past three seasons, was finally rewarded for the job he has done coaching, as well as his patience throughout the negotiation process.
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