| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:33 AM
WESTON – It’s no coincidence that Miramar middle linebacker Ryan Samuels wears No. 54.
He’s a fan of Brian Urlacher, but even more so of Zach Thomas, who he tries to emulate every Friday night.
Which is why he grinned wide after...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
He doesn't have the rocket arm. Or the celebrity wife. Or even a Tumblr of him "smoking."
Josh McCown keeps his distance from all that noise. The 34-year-old Texas native's happy-to-be-here approach to his NFL career has helped Chicago embrace him as...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Charles Tillman's departure from the 2013 season feels like the final, wretched piece in an unnatural, reverse transformation. Think of a butterfly rewinding backward into a larvae or caterpillar state until you have the pupa that is the Bears devolved...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Actors are used to hearing "break a leg!" before a performance, but those words strike terror in the heart of a professional football player.
"Don't say that! People keep saying that to me!" retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher joked Friday...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Digger Phelps was only 32 when he recorded his signature moment on the court. On Jan. 19, 1974, the Notre Dame basketball coach defeated John Wooden and ended UCLA's record 88-game winning streak with a 71-70 victory in South Bend.
Now 40 years later,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:38 AM
CANTON, OHIO – 2027
I was telling everyone I would just get up here and say thanks, but there are too many people to mention.
First, thank you to Arizona, Detroit, Oakland, Miami, Carolina, Hartford and San Francisco for not believing in me....
| May 22, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Brian Urlacher revolutionized the middle linebacker position in the NFL.
Yeah, he was that good, that rare an athlete. He was a special talent with a uncommon combination of size and speed. At 6 foot 4 and 250-plus pounds Urlacher had the footwork and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:28 PM
As the Bears have navigated their way through the offseason workout program, the voluntary minicamp and the rookie camp, they have started to become a team.
A new team.
When they convene at Halas Hall on Monday for the first of 10 scheduled OTA...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
When Brian Urlacher held up that navy blue jersey for the first time on that April day in 2000, his face a little pimply and his scalp covered with closely cropped blond hair, no one had any idea what 54 would come to represent.
After 13 seasons, it's...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:44 AM
After leading the NHL into three lockouts, Commissioner Gary Bettman won’t win any popularity contests among hockey fans. But his bosses — team owners — continue to compensate him well.
According to the Sports Business Journal, Bettman...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Twitterwas launched in 2006, six years after the Bears selected Brian Urlacher with the ninth overall pick in the 2000 draft.
Jack Dorsey, the Twitter creator has said the name was chosen because he ran across a definition of the word that was a perfect...