| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:39 AM
It's an old trick but it works: Put a bushy mustache on anyone's face and they transform into Mike Ditka.
OK, almost anyone. Some people need a pair of sunglasses and a throwback sweater to complete the look.
But Jamie Noah didn't need to add much...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:48 PM
So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:14 PM
There have been numerous stories about the 1985 Chicago Bears, but none quite like this.
The upcoming edition of “Real Sports” (9 p.m. Tuesday, HBO) will feature a report by Bryant Gumbel that chronicles the players on that team using ...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:53 PM
John Fox hoisted the Lamar Hunt trophy over his head a year ago Sunday in Denver, as orange, blue and white confetti fluttered in the mile-high air. His team had just surged to an AFC championship and a Super Bowl berth. The crowd roared.
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:01 PM
There is no shortage of renowned running backs in Bears history, starting with Red Grange, who brought credibility to pro football with a 1925 national barnstorming tour. Grange's pro rushing career never matched his University of Illinois output...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback.
When he became general manager of...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Preparation and a forward-looking mindset is key to good leadership. Good leaders act with a plan and a purpose. Often that plan goes astray, and in those circumstances survival is determined by adaptability and the ability to stay calm and make...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Lance Briggs weighed in with his three all-time greatest Bears coaches this week when he ranked George Halas, Mike Ditka and Lovie Smith at the top.
This reporter has been around here a little longer than Briggs. In fact, Halas once invited me to sit...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:52 PM
It wasn't really a mutiny of any kind. The suggestion, Jared Allen said, actually came from Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker himself.
With the defense in need of resuscitation after humiliating losses to the Patriots and Packers, Bears defensive...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Really, with the roads clear, no new snow, minimal wind and even the sun shining brightly on a clear, crisp day, we close our schools in January because it is ... cold?
Alleged global warming aside, we still live in Chicago, no? Consider this the...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:00 PM
You haven’t heard about all the golden retriever maulings? It’s because of their large frame and bad upbringing.
Retort to the quip about Mike Ditka giving the Bears hell: Ditka got fired after going 5-11 in his last year.