| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:53 PM
Whenever the dust settles in Lake Forest and a new Bears general manager is announced, the formal introduction will carry predictable pomp, a new franchise leader enthusiastically endorsed for his vision and ambition.
Prepare yourself. That feel-good...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Four awkward seconds of silence Thursday at Halas Hall summed up everything you need to know about the sorry state of the Bears.
Asked if it would be accurate to say Bears general manager Phil Emery supported his decision to bench quarterback Jay Cutler...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This tells you all you need to know about the Bears' miserable 2014 season: The only real question remaining isn't where it all went so wrong, but rather how far will the cleanup go?
It's impossible to imagine Marc Trestman and his coaching staff...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 10:51 PM
In Virginia McCaskey’s lifetime, the phrase “Bear Down” has depreciated immensely.
There’s no doubt the Bears brand is iconic. However, what most observers saw from the team this season was reminiscent of a dumpster fire.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Once you get through all the words spoken at the Bears' "Black Monday" news conference, you get the feeling the Bears are doing more of the same.
More of the same firings and hirings. More of the same business structure. More of the same half-stepping....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:58 AM
On an unprecedented day of upheaval at Halas Hall, Chicago learned this about their beloved Bears: Don't make Virginia McCaskey mad.
The terrible 5-11 team coached by Marc Trestman and assembled by Phil Emery pushed Mrs. McCaskey to the brink and...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:28 PM
I would wish Bears fans a Happy New Year but, given Ted Phillips' persistent presence as team president, it would be wasted breath because most of them already appear to have lost hope for 2015.
Surprisingly, the day after the Bears made the wildly...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:10 PM
How does Mel Tucker keep his job, Marc Trestman?
How does Trestman keep his job, Phil Emery?
How does Emery keep his job, Ted Phillips?
How does Phillips keep his job, George McCaskey?
Nobody, of course, will lose a job because this is the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
After the Bears spent their off week conducting research projects and casting votes of confidence, the Tribune has learned what it all means.
That isn't to say that Bears Chairman George McCaskey and President Ted Phillips didn't liven up the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Amid the fury and outrage over the public shaming against the Packers, which was even worse than the public humiliation against the Patriots, Bears coach Marc Trestman has emerged as an obvious villain.
The Great Enabler might not be maliciously cruel,...