| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:53 AM
It's easy to forget this now, but in October 2005, Robbie Gould was an unknown solution to a known problem. Veteran kicker Doug Brien had missed three of four kicks and injured his back, and the Bears held a tryout for his replacement.
Emerging from the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Entering the 2013 season, the Bears' Robbie Gould is the sixth-most accurate kicker in NFL history. Here are the field goals that stand out most.
Jan. 14, 2007, vs. Seattle
Gould tied this playoff game late in the fourth quarter with a 41-yard field...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Welcome to the new age, Bears fans. The previous regime was all right; it’s not as if Lovie Smith’s 10-6 record in 2012 was a disaster. But when it’s Super Bowl or bust, you need a nuclear-powered offense or defense—or both—...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
I watched the Bears 2013 season opener at a friend's apartment, and while we squirmed as Cincinnati jumped out 21-10, we at least had the comfort of not being a Lions fan. There was one in the room, watching the Lions on a laptop in his own little corner,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Nearly 40 former Penn State players (including transfer Justin Brown) began the season in NFL training camps, and several have made news during the first few weeks. Here's a rundown of how some guys are progressing. Rookie fullback Michael Zordich......
| Sep 17, 2013
Continuing our weekly discussion/trash talk over our fantasy football league, Chicago's #1 White Sox Fan - Soxman - gets to gloat some more after going 3-0 this week. I lament over Phillip Rivers and the FF bust that is Maurice "Why Didn't Jay Cutler Play...
| Sep 24, 2013
It’s Week Three of the Survivor League where my arch rival – and Chicago’s #1 White Sox Fan – Soxman and I go up against each other in fantasy football. Last week saw Soxman boasting as he had a great week while I only managed a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:05 PM
How does former talk show host Oprah Winfrey say thanks to “O” magazine’s top advertisers?
By taking them to lunch at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Winfrey rented out the restaurant Thursday for the occasion and took photos with anyone who...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The fan overreaction that follows the first Bears loss of the season is as predictable as leaves changing color and local politicians getting indicted. After reading my timeline Sunday afternoon, I'm convinced Twitterbots generate at least half the Bears-...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
NFL organizations always preach about the "perfect fit." There's a lot to get right for a team to win a Super Bowl.
It's even more important when you have to adjust midseason. Just ask the Bears. They entered Thursday's game against the N.Y. Giants with...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:16 PM
NFL midseason reports usually are written after eight games—ya know, at midseason. But with seven games in the books and injuries piling up, the 2013 Bears have reached a crossroads. No time like the present, then, to distribute awards and look at...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Sometimes I wish I didn't know anything about football.
Because if I didn't, I might have enjoyed Sunday's two-point disaster against Detroit. I might even be smiling now, just like the bartender who served me and my friends during the game.