8 IS ENOUGH; GROSSMAN’S OLD H.S. TO RETIRE NUMBER: Fred Mitchell of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE tells us the former high school of Bears QB Rex Grossman will be retiring his number this week:
Bloomington H.S. South in Indiana will hold ceremonies on Thursday to honor Grossman, who lead the Panthers to the 1998 state football championship in his senior season.
Fun festivites for Bloomingtonians will include a golf outing benefiting the local Boys & Girls Club, and a youth football clinic, where attendees will be given free No. 8 shirts.
But if Rex is tossing out the tees to the kiddies, expect half of them to be intercepted by any nearby Colts.