| 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.
| 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 13, 2015
| 6:41 PM
Peggy Kusinski made a conscious decision during the end of the Lovie Smith era. Unless the Bears coach said something particularly newsworthy — a rarity — she wasn't going to air soundbites from him during WMAQ-5 newscasts.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:39 AM
George McCaskey said he wants opponents to go through hell when they play Bears. Does that suggest defensive head coach? -- @black_csr from Twitter
On Monday, McCaskey said, “People need to know that when they've played the Chicago Bears, they'...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:07 AM
Is there any chance Virginia McCaskey once gave Rex Ryan a Christmas gift?
I ask because the Bears always lean toward hiring based on previous connections, and being Buddy Ryan’s son counts as a previous connection -- previous connection to the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:44 AM
One thing seems certain: Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson attended a dinner together in 1988, and there was some smack-talking going on, but from there the memories of exactly what happened at a Chicago restaurant get a little fuzzy.
Three men -- former...
| 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...