| May 24, 2013
| 5:58 PM
When the Bears retire Mike Ditka's No. 89 jersey Dec. 9 at Soldier Field, a blinding snowstorm might provide the proper background.
After all, the last two Bears to have their numbers retired were Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers during a torrential downpour...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:01 PM
If you believe former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., going from the Canadian Football League to the Bears for a head coach as smart as Marc Trestman requires no more adjustment than, say, switching from Molson to Goose Island for a beer connoisseur....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The worst part of the Lance Armstrong story isn't the lying, considering more important people have lied more loudly. And it's not the cheating, considering bigger athletes to Americans have cheated.
It's certainly not how he sullied the sport of...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka reacts to the Bears firing 9-year coach Lovie Smith.
Video courtesy of CBS Chicago
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Although many Johnny Unitas plays are seared in Baltimore's collective memory, the NFL is betting folks might want a refresher.
The organization has introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr. People plug it into their computer and can revel in...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| May 20, 2013
There was a martial arts-themed restaurant named after Steven Seagal in River North in the early 1990s. Yes, that Steven Seagal. Yes, seriously. There’s a lot people don’t know about the city’s history with celebrity restaurants,...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The week before The Squared Circle opened in mid-March, owner and pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon — better known as Victoria during her WWE days and Tara currently with TNA wrestling — sat in a corner booth of her Lincoln Park restaurant,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The future does not necessarily portend prologue, but the history of first-year Bears coaches warrants concern.
As Marc Trestman assumes the leadership reigns for his first season in Chicago, the Bears have not had a first-year coach finish with a...
| Apr 27, 2013
Keith Van Horne has traveled the path Kyle Long must take as a lanky Bears offensive lineman drafted in the first round.
The Bears selected Van Horne with the 11th overall pick in 1981 out of USC. Long was taken 20th Thursday night out of Oregon....
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The letter arrived in July of 1974.
My writing clips had been reviewed, my references approved and interview completed. I was hired by the Chicago Tribune, even though the signature at the end of the letter sounded more like one of those fictitious...