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  • Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week

    Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week
    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...
  • Aftermath of expected Bears purge will determine George McCaskey's legacy

     Aftermath of expected Bears purge will determine George McCaskey's legacy
    When Marc Trestman ran onto the field at Metropolitan Stadium for the first time as a Vikings rookie free-agent defensive back in the 1978 preseason opener, emotion overcame the Minneapolis native. Trestman made eye contact with his proud dad, Jerry,...
  • Saving the Bears

    Here is my solution to the Chicago Bear's personnel vacancies: Hire Virginia McCaskey as general manager and Mike Ditka as head coach.  If they can't get the job done, no one can!   — Sheryl Slone Tarkoff, Chicago  
  • Jim McMahon's 'never die' mindset on display against Vikings on 'Bears Classics'

    Jim McMahon's 'never die' mindset on display against Vikings on 'Bears Classics'
    Comcast SportsNet has a present that will remind depressed Bears fans of days of Christmas past. The latest edition of “Bears Classics” on Thursday at 9 p.m. will focus on Jim McMahon’s memorable game in Minnesota on Sept. 19, 1985....
  • Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers linked again in NFL documentary and book

    Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers linked again in NFL documentary and book
    With yet another season slipping away, Bears fans probably could use a dose of Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. It is available in multiple forms. At 9 p.m. Friday, the NFL Network's "A Football Life" series examines the two Hall of Famers whose careers...
  • McCaskeys, Jerry Jones own the same flaw

    McCaskeys, Jerry Jones own the same flaw
    Look around the Soldier Field kitty litter on Thursday night, and you’ll see similarities between the Bears and Cowboys: *Big-armed quarterbacks likely making the big mistake in the big moment. *Head coaches on the sideline that make you...
  • Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard

    Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard
    As the crowd thinned at Halas Hall after Lovie Smith's introductory news conference as Bears head coach, Smith smiled as I asked him about Big Sandy, Texas, and for his cellphone number. Not only did Smith happily oblige that day, Jan. 15, 2004, but...
  • NFL analysts knock Cutler, Bears

    NFL analysts knock Cutler, Bears
    The NFL analysts took target practice on the Bears and Jay Cutler Sunday. And that was before their blowout loss to New England. The pregame shows weighed in on the Bears’ problems. Terry Bradshaw on “Fox NFL Sunday” went after Cutler,...
  • Mick's Tape: Chicago playing cards, the 2014 Dog of the Year and more

    Mick's Tape: Chicago playing cards, the 2014 Dog of the Year and more
    Where the hell did Wednesday go?  Well, for me, most of it passed by so quickly because a bunch of kittens got Uber'd into our office, and I spent the rest of the day itching my beard, as I am highly allergic. So, that's why my link dump is getting to you...
  • Cubs made right manager move, albeit clumsily

    The November edition of Vine Line, the Cubs' monthly magazine their the marketing department produces, includes a story on manager Rick Renteria under the headline "Exit Interview." It turned out to be a prescient headline, though the subject had no...
  • The Chicago Bears win the 1963 NFL Championship

    The Chicago Bears win the 1963 NFL Championship
    Grit, savvy and sheer brutality--those are classic Chicago traits, no matter the endeavor, and they brought the National Football League championship to Chicago on this date, when the Bears defeated the New York Giants 14-10. The Bears had not been a...