| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:50 AM
Virginia Tech never has been a haven for five-star football prospects. Indeed, Frank Beamer’s renowned program is rooted in sage evaluation and effective talent development.
In short, the typical Hokies recruit gets bigger, stronger, faster and...
| Sep 21, 2009
This was a game about taking blows and still answering bells. About accepting what you are given instead of trying to impose your will. About waiting, waiting, waiting for just the right opening.
And then pouncing.
The Bears never led the Steelers until...
| Nov 23, 2009
The latest Bears' loss -- by a 24-20 score -- was defined not by interceptions but by incompletions.
And with the way the Bears' season has gone, this is progress.
There were 19 incompletions against the Eagles by Jay Cutler. Some sailed high. Some...
| Sep 28, 2009
SEATTLE -- After another slow start and fast finish, this one by a 25-19 score over the Seahawks, the Bears are starting to look like the tortoises of the NFL.
Except they keep winning plays with the speed of a hare.
This time, it was Johnny Knox and...
| Oct 5, 2009
The Bears were outgained and shown up by a rookie hotshot quarterback. Their offense was atrocious on third downs, and they lost their two best wide receivers to injuries in the course of the game.
But this one will feel good, really good, for every...
| Oct 19, 2009
ATLANTA -- Before the Bears played the Falcons, much of the talk centered on what a formidable opponent the Falcons would be.
In the meantime, everyone forgot about the opponent within.
The Bears had three turnovers and nine penalties, and ultimately...
| Nov 9, 2009
They deserved every boo.
There were many of them at Soldier Field and everywhere the Bears are loved Sunday through a 41-21 loss to the Cardinals.
They were loud and long. Some were deep and throaty. Others were high and piercing.
Whether they emanated...
| Nov 13, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lovie Smith plugged up the hole that was leaking points, but he didn't have enough fingers to plug the hole that starting leaking interceptions. And the hole that starting leaking penalty yardage.
And so the Bears ended up all wet again....
| Nov 16, 2008
| 7:50 PM
As he brushed off his suit jacket in the locker room, Lance Briggs tried his best to explain how the Packers had undressed the free-falling Bears defense.
"Nothing was effective," the Pro Bowl linebacker said. "We didn't do what we wanted to do, and they...
| Dec 1, 2008
Maybe another two carries by Matt Forte would have changed the Bears' fate Sunday night.
While the talk of the town will be Charles Tillman giving up a 99-yard touchdown to ex-teammate Bernard Berrian, the Bears inability to punch it in on first-and-goal...
| Dec 8, 2008
| 6:41 AM
Alex Brown wasn't ashamed to admit it.
The Bears defensive end was too curious not to notice what was happening in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.
"We peeked up every now and then at the scoreboard," Brown said. "But we had to make sure we took care of our...
| Dec 11, 2008
| 10:41 PM
As Devin Hester sprinted down the field, Bears fans got to their feet, figuring victory was at hand.
Hester didn't catch Kyle Orton's deep pass in overtime Thursday night, but the Saints helped him out.
Safety Roman Harper, beaten badly on the play,...