| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:39 AM
One way that I heard the question was, Did Kahlil Bell run Matt Forte out of a franchise tag with his performance against Green Bay on Sunday night?
The question completely bypassed the idea of Forte’s getting a long-term deal and was already...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:05 AM
College Football-Champs Sports Bowl, Florida State vs. Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN); Alamo Bowl, Washington vs. Baylor, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Men's College Basketball-Florida at Rutgers, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Elon at North Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPNU); Penn...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 1:05 AM
College Football-Armed Forces Bowl, Brigham Young vs. Tulsa, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Pinstripe Bowl, Rutgers vs. Iowa State, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN); Music City Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest, 5:40 p.m. (ESPN); Insight Bowl, Iowa vs. Oklahoma, 9 p....
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Now the hard work begins.
The Bears ended a five-game losing streak that crippled a promising season, edging the NFC North cellar-dwelling Vikings 17-13 on Sunday at the Metrodome and setting the stage for a pivotal offseason....
| Jan 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NFL Football-New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, Noon (CBS); Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings, Noon (FOX); Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos, 3:15 p.m. (CBS); Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, 3:15 p.m. (FOX); Dallas...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Not sure running back Matt Forte noticed, but the Bears all but announced this week they now think they are a passing team.
Hardly able to contain his excitement at Halas Hall, quarterback Jay Cutler threw passes in the general direction of Pro Bowl wide...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:07 PM
The wide receivers took the bows and the cornerbacks got the high-fives, but the Bears won their opener Sunday because they beat the Colts in the trenches.
The play of the Bears offensive line was particularly eye-opening. And no one played better on...
| Mar 29, 2012
Sunshine has not been difficult to find at the oceanfront site of the NFL owners 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 wide receiver Brandon...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
What I learned about the Bearsfrom the Giants-Niners NFC Championship Game:
The Niners reminded me of the Bears who went to Super Bowl 41 and lost to Indianapolis.
The 2006 Bears had a quarterback who could kill you as quickly as he could win a game for...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Suspense surrounded Halas Hall last year over who would take the fall for the Bears squandering a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs. Who besides Mike Martz, that is, because in retrospect we practically blamed Martz for everything from causing too many...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:00 PM
This was one of the gimmes on the schedule. The Chiefs were one of the three remaining cupcakes that would help get the Bears to 10 wins and a likely playoff spot.
Instead, this was pathetic. This was comical. Embarrassing. A joke. A disaster in so...