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  • 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  
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Former Konkrete Kids standout Novogratz received an award of distinction from University of Pittsburgh

    In this business, you never know what you'll get when you open an email. Sometimes it's a gripe. Sometimes it's junk. Sometimes it's a request that you possibly can't grant, and then there are some you are glad you actually read before hitting the...
  • Highlights of Deadspin's Mike Ditka story roundup

    Highlights of Deadspin's Mike Ditka story roundup
    It's no secret Iron Mike Ditka has a reputation for being hot headed and sometimes kind of drunk, but there's always room for more proof.  Sports blog Deadspin called out to their readers Thursday for their best encounters with "Da Coach," and the...
  • It's all on the line for Marc Trestman

     It's all on the line for Marc Trestman
    Nothing sums up the state of Sunday night's NFC North rivalry game better than this: While Packers coach Mike McCarthy stands within five victories of Vince Lombardi, Bears counterpart Marc Trestman reminds Chicagoans of Neill Armstrong more every week....
  • 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,...
  • Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change

    Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change
    A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team name amid an outcry that it's offensive and derogatory. Rauner...