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Chicago Bears: Will Jay Cutler’s Wedding Hinder Pre-Season Focus?

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t all that involved in the planning of his supposed summer wedding to his reality TV star fiancé Kristin Cavallari. But, she says they did register together at Williams-Sonoma recently…for just four items: a Maple Rolling ($36), Pancake Pen ($9.95), OXO Cherry & Olive Pitter ($13) and KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Sausage Stuffer Kit ($15).

They’ve probably registered a multiple stores, but what this initial registry tells me is that the NFL player isn’t into thousand-dollar china sets or Waterford crystal goblets.

Much like the no-frills approach the Midwesterner takes to football, Cutler just wants the ability to bake pies or roll thin pizza dough, cook perfectly round pancakes, pit his olives and cherries, and stuff some homemade sausages.

That’s all fine and dandy, but I hope he gets his wish list complete and the big party out of the way before football season.

I mean, even though Cavallari maintains the July 16 date on the registry is an obvious fake, one wonders where Cutler’s focus might be as the season approaches.

I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve a personal life and that we should butt into it. I’m just saying, I’ve seen a lot of athletes plan nuptials immediately in their respective off-season (like when Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp married in July 2010), I assume, because it’s the best time to take a break from their job.

No time is ever the ‘right’ time … for anything. I say this from experience as managing editor of a woman’s magazine, with never-ending deadlines and 15-hour days. I’m hoping Cutty’s wedding is sooner rather than later so he can enjoy his life but get back to business as training camp approaches in late summer.

He needs to focus on securing his legacy as he turns the big 3-0 this year, and I hope he can lead the Bears to a 2013 Super Bowl.