| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The game against the Lions on Sunday could have been the last one for a Bear who has been around forever and has his name listed prominently in the team record books.
But the Bears decided they wanted him back.
Whether or not the Bears will take the...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:29 AM
There’s a lot of vitriol aimed at the Bears offense after Lovie Smith’s team embarrassed itself against a bad Minnesota bunch. I get it. Mike Tice’s offense ranks worse than Mike Martz’s, and how stupid is that?
Heck, the offense...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:36 AM
In trying to pare down the list of coaches who should replace Lovie Smith, I have two top choices, and neither is Bill Cowher.
It’s not that I don’t like or respect Cowher, it’s that I’m looking for the Bears to make a...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Roger Goodell just gave the Bears a season.
No, the NFL Commissioner didn’t send out a press release. And no, he did not appear on NFL Network to explain how and why. But when Lord Roger Voldemort sent his Death Eaters to New Orleans in the wake of...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:34 PM
We all should be so disrespected that our employer pays us $7.7 million.
Poor Matt Forte.
Because of the NFL franchise tag guaranteeing Forte such a paltry salary next season, the pouty Bears running back might not have enough money to pay his team of...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 3:31 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After becoming chairman of the board last May, George McCaskey has overseen an interesting year for the team his grandfather George Halas founded. McCaskey sat down with the Tribune at the NFL meetings to discuss the state of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:21 PM
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sunshine has not been difficult to find at the oceanfront site of the NFL meetings, but Lovie Smith brought more of it Wednesday in a breakfast with the media.
The Bears coach was particularly optimistic about the addition of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
The NFL’s competition committee had an idea that the Bears should like but don’t.
The committee recommended increasing offseason rosters from 80 players to 90 as a way of developing more talent. Nothing wrong with that, right? A chance to...