| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears demolished the Dallas Cowboys 45-28 Monday night at Soldier Field to improve to 7-6 and remain in the thick of NFC North race.
1. Marc Trestman left no gray area regarding the team’s quarterback situation for...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:35 PM
NCAAF Team Report - Alabama - INSIDE SLANT
One play might be all which separated Alabama from a shot at a third straight BCS championship.
The trick is to make sure that one play doesn't beat the Crimson Tide twice.
When Alabama meets Oklahoma on Jan....
| Dec 9, 2013
Terry Stoepel is getting his number retired Monday night by the Bears. He was one of 13 who have worn No. 89 since Mike Ditka was traded away after the 1966 season.
Bob Wallace, Mel Tom, James Scott, Ken Margerum, Mitch Krenk, Keith Ortego, Will...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:42 PM
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NCAAF Team Report - Arkansas - INSIDE SLANT
Arkansas set a program record-long losing streak in finishing the season with nine consecutive losses and went winless in conference play for the first time since 1942, when the Razorbacks...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Mike Ditka wants me to get a flu shot.
I learned this while sitting in traffic the other day. A CTA bus glided up alongside my car, its long banner billboard filling the passenger-side window. Its message: "Don't let the flu beat you. Get a flu shot."...
| Sep 13, 2013
Bitterness is as much a part of the Bears' storied tradition as the T-formation and a bone-crushing defense.
Pick an era and it's not hard to find former Bears who've enjoyed slinging mud at the organization with which they gained national fame. Brian...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Who's the best edge rusher in the draft? RaiderNation4Life, from Twitter
It’s Georgia’s Jarvis Jones. Forget about his slow 40 time. He has the burst to defeat a blocker, and he can close on the quarterback. He fits better in a 3-4 as an...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
It hasn't been that many years ago that hockey in this city was a relative afterthought — a footnote to more serious sports discussions about the Bears, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox.
Sports talk radio producers and station managers admonished their...
| Oct 4, 2012
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| May 9, 2012
| 5:22 PM
In your opinion, is this the most talented post-Super Bowl 41 Bears roster? -- Chris Jensen, from Twitter
Yes, it is. I thought the previous most-talented Bears roster post-2006 was the roster from last year. And the 2012 roster is better still,...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:46 PM
If Brandon Marshall is cleared of charges in New York, can Roger Goodell still suspend him? Ray Gliwa
I think you can stop worrying about Marshall not being available for the season opener because of a suspension. I have been told it is unlikely Marshall...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Hard to imagine Lovie Smith going toe to toe with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli at halftime of an important Bears game.
Of course, Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan famously had to be separated in the locker room at halftime of the...