| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:19 AM
The issue of the Wrigley Field renovations came up at the Cubs Convention last weekend.
Or I should say, the lack of renovations came up.
“I think you know what the holdup is,’’ said Crane Kenney, the team wonk in charge of...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For his first official picture in a Bears uniform in the spring of 1961, Mike Ditka eagerly showed up at Soldier Field ready to do exactly what he was told during the team's photo shoot.
That included putting on whatever jersey the Bears issued their...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:24 AM
I’m still waiting for confirmation from the Elias Sports Bureau, but I believe that Tom Ricketts now leads the Chicago Owners League in negotiating errors.
It’s hard to think he surpassed Michael McCaskey in such a short time, but the...
| Mar 19, 2013
PHOENIX — At the 2010 NFL meetings at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, the Bears front office was represented in part by Chairman Michael McCaskey, President Ted Phillips, general manager Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith.
At the 2013 NFL annual...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:58 PM
When the Bears retire Mike Ditka's No. 89 jersey Dec. 9 at Soldier Field, a blinding snowstorm might provide the proper background.
After all, the last two Bears to have their numbers retired were Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers during a torrential downpour...
| May 18, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Kerry Wood was going to retire.
No, wait, he wasn’t.
Kerry Wood didn’t think he could pitch in the majors anymore.
No, wait, he wanted to pitch one more time.
It looked as if the popular Cubs pitcher who was viewed by some as Tom Ricketts&...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done.
A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The NFL is a passing league.
Matt Forte is a running back.
Can someone explain the difference to the Bears?
In a deal completed Monday as the deadline approached, the Bears agreed to pay an average of $8 million over four years. The Bears won’t...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Raise your hand if you believe the Harbaugh family storyline has been exhausted.
I believe we’ve heard from Mom and Pop Harbaugh, the brothers and the sister. Unless Manti Te’o proclaims he is now going steady with an imaginary Harbaugh...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Nov 14, 2012
Remarks Wednesday by Bears Placekicker Robbie Gould drew scrutiny once again to Soldier Field's soggy sod. When was the last time we wrote about the topic? At Wednesday’s Tribune Page One meeting, Associate Managing Editor / Sports Michael Kellams...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
By Dan PompeiNEW ORLEANS -- The NFL meetings this week at the Roosevelt Hotel will be Michael McCaskey's last as the Chicago Bears' chairman of the board.On May 5 at the Bears' board meeting, McCaskey officially will step aside and his brother George will...