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  • Use the power of the pay cut

    Use the power of the pay cut
    We've come across a little used option this past week. We need to use it more. J'Marcus Webb, having lost his starting right tackle job, has agreed to take a cut in pay. Wow. I mean … wow. I didn't think that was possible in 2013. You know,...
  • Digiplex theater chain kicks off football documentary

    Digiplex theater chain kicks off football documentary
    A documentary about the topical issue of injuries to football players, "The United States of Football," hits cinemas nationwide Friday, thanks to an unusual partnership between a small theater chain and a film production-and-distribution company....
  • Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships

    Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships
    One spring day in a much simpler time in Chicago, a photo appeared in the Cicero Life newspaper that helped create a picturesque childhood for Tony and Carl Ruzicka, twin ball boys for the 1963 NFL champion Bears. It was a shot of good ol' No. 73,...
  • Chicago's overlooked champions

    Chicago's overlooked champions
    The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season. That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...
  • Nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for D-R-O-S-E

    Nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for D-R-O-S-E
    At long last, Derrick Rose is back. Not just playing preseason games, either. The Bulls' game Tuesday at Miami is the most anticipated Chicago season opener since, well, maybe ever. What did everyone miss most? You can start with this list. Andrew...
  • '60 Minutes,' Richie Incognito, Charlie Sheen: It's Half-Assed Apology Week!

    It's not easy to put "60 Minutes'" Lara Logan, alleged Miami Dolphins bully Richie Incognito and tiger-blood-infused loose cannon Charlie Sheen all in the same sentence, but this week, anyway, they have one thing in common: The half-assed apology. Sheen'...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    if Lovie Smith gets fired, how long after the purge will it take the Bears to have a winning season? -- @joshohmart, from Twitter No matter what happens the rest of the way this season, I would say the chances of the Bears being worse next season would...
  • Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches

    Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches
    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...
  • Special teams coaches are the hot NFL thing, so what about Dave Toub?

    Special teams coaches are the hot NFL thing, so what about Dave Toub?
    Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    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...
  • Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers 'very minor stroke'

    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers 'very minor stroke'
    Former Bears coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a "very minor stroke." Contacted Friday evening, Ditka said, "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal." Ditka was at...
  • “Lombardi’s Legacy” on ESPN celebrates legendary NFL coach

     
    Lombardi's Legacy on ESPN celebrates legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi in a one-hour special hosted by Chris Berman on Thursday, June 6. Joining Berman in studio is Mike Ditka and former Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer. Packers legend Bart Starr is also...