This time it is ‘da Bears turn in the London spotlight. From a sports venue more than 1,000 years old and now one of the countries most storied cricket grounds, The Oval, the guys had a brief and enjoyable time withe “the pride and joy of Illinois.” Besides raising the ire of Lovie Smith with him having seen the guys on Sky Sports News today stating that it was a bad idea for the team to wait until today to arrive, fun is had with a yawning Jay Cutler an enthusiastic Brian Urlacher trying to be a cricket “bowler,” and Lance Briggs demonstrating that he couldn’t hit his way out of a paper bag.

Carson Palmer looked good to go for Oakland when we filmed earlier today, but we now know he will not be able to answer the bell for Raider Nation.

Wonderful stuff from Bears brief practice. Tomorrow is a town-hall with Commissioner Goodell, fan rally at Trafalgar Square, dinner with Bucs U.K. group, and then the legendary annual Rants & Raves Party at Sports Cafe.