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George McCaskey

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  • For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines

     For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines
    With the Bears trailing 7-0 early in the 1963 NFL championship game at Wrigley Field, Giants receiver Del Shofner got behind cornerback Dave Whitsell but dropped a pass from Y.A. Tittle in the end zone. On the next play, linebacker Larry Morris...
  • Quinn on Soldier Field expansion: 'It just ain't gonna work'

    Quinn on Soldier Field expansion: 'It just ain't gonna work'
    The governor believes it’s third and long for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s dream of hosting a Super Bowl in Chicago. Gov. Pat Quinn said during a radio appearance this morning that he doubts football’s biggest game will ever be played here....
  • Signing Jared Allen gives Bears sack credibility

    Signing Jared Allen gives Bears sack credibility
    Legitimacy returned to the Bears defense Wednesday wearing a mullet. Defensive end Jared Allen, free agency's mane man, instantly became the main reason to believe the Bears can win the NFC North, and maybe more, when he signed a four-year contract...
  • McCaskey confident Bears' defense will rebound

    McCaskey confident Bears' defense will rebound
    ORLANDO, Fla. — George McCaskey is comfortable with the Chicago Bears being powered by their offense instead of their defense, and the team chairman believes they will end a three-year postseason drought that has left him "disappointed." After an...
  • Phillips: No plans to expand Soldier Field for Super Bowl

    Phillips: No plans to expand Soldier Field for Super Bowl
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Given Soldier Field’s small seating capacity and Chicago’s bitter winter weather, a potential bid to play the Super Bowl there probably has the same chance as a snowball in you-know-where. Top Bears executives...
  • Bears restructure Cutler's contract to clear cap space

    Bears restructure Cutler's contract to clear cap space
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ten days into free agency, the Bears went to the contract of Jay Cutler to create an additional $4 million in salary-cap room for 2014. The Bears restructured Cutler’s contract Friday, converting $5 million of his $22.5 million...
  • Super Bowl at Soldier Field? It's complicated

    Super Bowl at Soldier Field? It's complicated
    Could Chicago ever host the Super Bowl? While all eyes will be on New York/New Jersey this Sunday for the first open-air, cold weather Super Bowl, Chicagoans have been debating for years whether the Big Game could come to the Windy City. Short answer:...
  • Playoff football helps heal tornado-torn town

    Playoff football helps heal tornado-torn town
    SPRINGFIELD — With about six minutes left in Saturday's IHSA Class 5A football semifinal against Washington, Sacred Heart-Griffin faced first-and-goal from the 2. The Cyclones led 44-14 and were just 6 feet from hitting 50. For four straight...
  • Why McCaskey should love Cutler's contract

    Why McCaskey should love Cutler's contract
    A week after we learned the Bears had agreed to pay Jay Cutler as if he were a franchise quarterback instead of a guy with one playoff win, if I’m George McCaskey, I’m liking the seven-year, $126 million jackpot. I wouldn’t be happy...
  • Cutler's mental toughness on display in Bears' victory

    Cutler's mental toughness on display in Bears' victory
    CLEVELAND — The Jay Cutler we don't see started winning Sunday's 38-31 game against the Browns last Tuesday morning. Cutler started approaching his offensive linemen to gauge their reaction to him replacing Josh McCown, the NFL's hottest...
  • Marc Trestman needs victory to make season a success

    Marc Trestman needs victory to make season a success
    Before the 54-11 annihilation by the Eagles that really wasn't that close, Bears Chairman George McCaskey revealed the organizational mindset during an impromptu casual conversation. "The next two weeks should be exciting for you guys,'' I told...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss

    Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss
    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...