| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The great experiment begins.
Can the Bears, always known for middle linebackers and running backs, evolve into a modern NFL franchise? One with an offensive-minded head coach, talented QB and modern-thinking GM?
Of course not. This is Chicago, and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Life in the real world ain't the same as childhood. More intensity, more responsibility. Same goes for life in the NFL. RedEye sat down with a slew of Bears and asked them for their "Welcome To the NFL" moment—when they knew, "I'm not in college...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Welcome to the new age, Bears fans. The previous regime was all right; it’s not as if Lovie Smith’s 10-6 record in 2012 was a disaster. But when it’s Super Bowl or bust, you need a nuclear-powered offense or defense—or both—...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Brian Urlacher’s playing career is over, but he’s still dishing out hits.
Since becoming an analyst for Fox Sports 1, the legendary Bears linebacker has stirred the pot on faking injuries, why he hates some of the NFL rules changes and how...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Jay Cutler is going to have the best year of his NFL career in 2013. Whether you love the Bears quarterback or love to hate him, Jay does not care. (DOOOOOOOOESN'T CAAAAAAAARE.) But what's happened around Cutler is what's important in forecasting his near...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:50 AM
We've got a 3-0 football team to celebrate, fall in love with and despair over, but before that, a word of thanks to Sports Illustrated.
Thank you for ruining the entire Blackhawks season by A) putting them on the cover and B) anointing them as repeat...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:44 AM
If there's anyone out there who wants to play defensive line for the Bears, we're taking applicants.
It's what happens with injuries, but let's get you caught up on the Bears depleted roster. Also, find the panic button and hit it.
We have Zach...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Hard to believe, but we have ourselves a football game Friday. Normally the first preseason game is an opportunity for the Bears to roll out the same old same old, but darn it, this year is different.
The first thing is, it's OK to admit you're not...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:48 PM
It's sad when it ends like this.
I am talking about the Bears season, but I'm also speaking of the great Bears defense.
So many years. So many wins. So many pick-sixes, forced fumbles, great players.
It had to end sometime and it has ended …...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...