| Dec 1, 2012
| 2:15 PM
With the 15th pick of the NFL draft in April, the Seahawks chose defensive end Bruce Irvin. Four picks later, the Bears chose defensive end Shea McClellin.
If the Bears had picked 15th and the Seahawks 19th, it's possible Irvin would be a Bear and...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 7:11 PM
On the day after the Texans beat the Bengals last Jan. 7 in the AFC wild-card round for the franchise's first postseason victory, the Web site http://www.FireGaryKubiak.com came down as promised.
"We always said if they won a playoff game we'd go away...
| Nov 21, 2012
In retrospect the question was more rhetorical than anything, a reaction that popped into my head late Monday night as Lovie Smith tried processing the punishment the 49ers had just inflicted on the Bears.
What makes you think the offensive line will...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:17 PM
If everybody is honest about it, Lovie Smith's disregard for the public aspect of his job can make it hard to say nice things about him.
But his football team makes it harder not to.
The Bears enter their off week 4-1 and rightfully considered one of...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:36 AM
Muhsin Muhammad said famously that Chicago was where wide receivers go to die.
Tribune Bears beat monster Brad Biggs brought up that line in this piece about Roy Williams, who is the first Bears receiver to be presented as a No. 1 guy since Muhammad....
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Bricklayers no longer need apply for the job of Bears tight end.
The Mike Martz idea of a tight end who is good only for moving heavy objects is passe. The new Bears want a tight end who can run, jump and catch — and maybe even dunk a football over...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:00 PM
This was one of the gimmes on the schedule. The Chiefs were one of the three remaining cupcakes that would help get the Bears to 10 wins and a likely playoff spot.
Instead, this was pathetic. This was comical. Embarrassing. A joke. A disaster in so...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:14 PM
This charade is just one reason NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would like an 18-game regular season.
The final exhibition game is an exercise based far more on how carefully a team can make the transition to the regular season in full health than it is...
| Jan 23, 2011
| 7:02 PM
A season in which the Bears benefitted from playing against third-string quarterbacks couldn't be saved by their own No. 3.
But Caleb Hanie's gutsy performance in relief of an injured Jay Cutler and an ineffective Todd Collins was a reason why the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:32 AM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Guest host Eddie Arruza with Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times; Craig Dellimore,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Coaching carousel: Ole Miss tabs Hugh Freeze as next coach...