| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Sometimes the will is more important than the skill.
Sunday was one of those times for the Bears.
They didn't provide NBC's "Football Night in America" with many highlights. They failed to take advantage of what the Rams were giving their offense....
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine.
But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer.
Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:42 PM
College Men’s Basketball -- Big East Conference tournament, games at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (ESPN); 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer -- UEFA Champions League, Porto at Malaga, 2:30 p.m. (FSN); UEFA Champions League, Arsenal at Bayern...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Speaking of streaks that interest Chicago, how many NFL quarterbacks in a row will sign a new contract and make Bears fans wonder how it affects Jay Cutler?
The number could reach 31 and my answer regarding Cutler would remain the same: Not. One. Bit....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dan, do you see Marc Trestman replacing Johnny Knox with another speedy receiver in the draft? I really believe that he was a major missing piece of their offense since his catastrophic injury. I just don't think Trestman will find another one in free...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Speaking to a small circle of reporters last week inside the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall, Bears coach Marc Trestman struggled to be heard by anybody not close enough to read the label on his glasses.
Trestman's voice didn't carry strongly...
| Feb 5, 2013
For the first time since the 1985 season, the Bears landed two defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl as Julius Peppers and Henry Melton were selected as all-stars.
Peppers led the defense with 111/2 sacks, his most since joining the club in 2010, and...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 11:12 PM
Tennis--Australian Open, same-day tape, 1 p.m. (ESPN2), 8 and 2:30 a.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling--Tour Down Under, Stage 1, same-day tape, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Men’s College Basketball--Iowa at Ohio State, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network);...