| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Funny thing from Cedric Benson.
You remember him, right? Former Bears No. 1 draft pick, taken fourth overall in 2005. You’ll see him Thursday night. He’s the Packers’ new starting running back, and get this:
He told the Green Bay...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Full marks to the Arizona Cardinals.
You don’t hear that very often, do you?
But they deserve it for this tweet in the wake of Brian Urlacher’s announcing his retirement Wednesday:
“You were who we thought you were.’’...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The Bears' rookies have some big shoes to fill.
With training camp only three weeks away, new coach Marc Trestman will have a lot of tough decisions as he tries to lead the Bears to the playoffs. Brian Urlacher's departure, rebuilding the offensive...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Listen up, it only matters if Brian Urlacher misses a real game.
What’s more, it doesn’t really matter if he misses the first real game.
In fact, I’d suggest he do exactly that and I’ll explain later on.
But first, the Bears...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:51 AM
If Brian Urlacher can’t play this season, then Jay Cutler ends up with even more pressure, and I’m not talking about another missed block by J’Marcus Webb.
This Bears offseason was all about the offense. I mean, just look:
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine.
But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer.
Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee early Tuesday morning, maintained that Sept. 9 – the season opener versus the Colts – remains his target date for returning to the field.
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:18 AM
When it comes to metropolitan bragging rights, nothing tops pro sports rivalries. These come in two forms: head-to-head battles and overall performance. With the Blackhawks and Bruins locked in a Stanley Cup Final showdown, hockey bragging rights are up...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
After another miserable performance against the Packers on Sunday, Brandon Marshall said everyone on offense must be accountable, “even if that means jobs.’’
A day after his team lost for the fifth time in six games, Bears coach...