| 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,...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Soldier Field in March may be just as brutal as a December football game.
The Hawks on Friday will test the outdoor ice rink on the field before the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series matchup with Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Playing in Chicago has turned some...
| 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-...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Yes, Mandy Patinkin saw "Saturday Night Live" spoof "Homeland" in a sketch this month. And no, the South Side native and Kenwood Academy High School alum wasn't insulted by Bill Hader's impression of him or the exaggerated impersonations of his "Homeland"...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:08 AM
While some celebrity couples remain tight-lipped about their relationships and go out of their way to not get photographed together, former "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks has been more than willing to discuss her relationship with "Whatcha Say"...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months.
Hudson was recently...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:41 PM
As Julius Peppers entered the locker room, he spoke for nearly everyone in the organization and probably its fan base when he exclaimed, "Winning ugly."
It trumps the alternative -- being on the losing side of an ugly win. The Bears rebounded from a...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The Bears were supposed to beat the dogbreath Panthers.
They weren’t supposed to play dogbreath themselves in doing it.
What a miserable come-from-behind win.
It counts, sure. It makes the Bears 6-1. But it was aggravating to watch and, worse,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:57 PM
What will teams do now to exploit the loss of Brian Urlacher? Physically not a huge threat but ability to change formations a key loss. -- @Tquille, from Twitter
I've heard a lot of talk this season about how Urlacher can't move anymore. Understand...