| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
As early as his college days at Wayne State in his native Detroit, Bears general manager Phil Emery got paid to help determine who stays and who goes.
Emery worked as a bouncer at Coral Gables, a bustling nightclub where crowds up to 1,000 gathered to...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:46 PM
BOURBONNAIS — When Bears defensive end Shea McClellin made the play of training camp the other day by leaping to intercept a screen pass, exaggeration that often accompanies August football brought several comparisons to another No. 99.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Twelve years ago, the Chicago Bears staged a statewide hunt for their new summer home.
They traveled to Charleston, site of Eastern Illinois University, to meet with the mayor. They drove five hours south to Carbondale to check...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:58 PM
BOURBONNAIS — When Phil Emery joined the Bears as an area scout in 1998, then-college scouting director Bill Rees asked him to devise a program that would rate players based on various combine tests.
Emery came up with a formula the Bears would...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:35 PM
They aren't used to lining up for a Canadian import in Bourbonnais, unless it's a bottle of Molson at T.J. Donlin's.
But ready or not, Bears summer home residents, here comes Marc Trestman to Olivet Nazarene University to begin his transition from the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Guess what day it is! Guess what day it is!
Training Camp Day is here. First day of practice-open to the public at 9 a.m. Denim shorts and tube socks are both ready!
Congratulations, you survived the summer and even saw the start of the Junior Lake...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8am ET, SPEED will become FOX Sports 1, a new national sports network featuring live college football, auto racing, UFC, soccer, news shows and more. On the same day, FUEL will become FOX Sports 2. If you’ve watched even a...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:51 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Tradition dictates that the day the Bears report for training camp at Olivet Nazarene University includes plenty of floppy hats and flimsy subject matter.
So it came as no surprise when general manager Phil Emery began his remarks...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:49 PM
There aren't too many guys who would take on Brian Urlacher. But when it came to pranks at Bears training camp, Alex Brown could hold his own.
The former defensive lineman spoke to RedEye about which essentials to bring, the best pranksters in camp...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:09 PM
When Brian Urlacher first established himself as the Bears' middle linebacker, he was playing between pretty solid players in Rosevelt Colvin and Warrick Holdman.
The trio had a good bond. Young and not yet savvy to the realities of the business side of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Congratulations, you've almost made it to football season.
To get you through the last stretch of unwatchable baseball, I'm going to tease you with a special "visions of the future" column because the present is unbearable.
WARNING: The future will...