| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NFL schedule 2013 release will be analyzed in a two-hour SportsCenter Special: NFL Schedule Release on Thursday, April 18, on ESPN2. Also on Thursday, several top NFL Draft prospects visit the ESPN campus, and former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith...
| Jan 7, 2013
The workplace is a lot like football. I say that not because it's true, but because it's a handy way to justify the hours I spend watching football. Also, it allows me to write off nachos as a business expense.
But this week, the football-workplace...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Ninth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp
Never mind his secret to punching the ball out. Teammates seeking advice from Charles Tillman instead should inquire about keys to maintaining a high level of play deep into a career as he'...
| 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 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
For 10 seasons, Lance Briggs was the right-hand man to future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher.
Briggs was the Robin to Urlacher's Batman, the Luca Brasi to Urlacher's Don Corleone.
Urlacher took the Arizona alum under his wing, taught him the ins and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Because preseason NFL football barely resembles the real thing most of the time, it can be tough to determine how much stock to put into what you're seeing. That goes double for the Bears' warm-up Thursday against San Diego at Soldier Field, which...
| Aug 29, 2013
Retired Chicago Bears offensive tackle James "Big Cat" Williams has listed his 9,170-square-foot house in Lake Forest for $1.75 million.
Williams, 45, played his entire 12-year professional football career with the Bears, starting 134 consecutive...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:43 AM
I’d like to see Jay Cutler put together a scoring drive with actual third-down conversions, just like big-boy offenses, and even those run by Derek Freakin’ Anderson. Palm-to-forehead.
I’d also like to see the rookies on the right side...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Jerry Rice is a Hall-of-Fame receiver, the greatest ever. Some people would argue he’s the greatest football player, period.
That’s not the point of this piece, but Rice’s credentials, which include the most touchdowns in NFL history...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Bears coach Lovie Smith likes to say that Kellen Davis can do all the things the good tight ends can do.
Except catch passes.
And hold on to the ball.
And stand up.
This is a bad week for all of that to seem true. A loss on Monday...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The Chicago Bears' season is over. Same goes for Lovie Smith’s run as Bears coach. Has to be.
Smith has to be fired.
Get on with it. If the Bears are serious about winning the Super Bowl, there’s no other choice.
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:58 AM
If the Bears can’t play the Cardinals again, then they get perhaps the best opponent for their half of a must-win/then-pray Sunday to decide their postseason fate.
I mean, do you know how bad the Lions are?
Bad enough to lose 38-10 to the...