| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:13 PM
The bench players that general manager Phil Emery added to the Bears in the offseason did more than improve depth.
They improved the front line too.
There is little doubt that more intense completion at cornerback, defensive end, defensive tackle,...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 10:21 PM
Women’s College Basketball--Georgetown at Penn State, 11 a.m. (Big 10 Network); South Dakota at Kansas State, 2 p.m. (FXSP)
NFL Football--Baltimore Ravens at Washington Redskins, Noon (CBS); Chicago Bears at Minnesota...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:04 PM
NBA Basketball--Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks, 7 p.m. (TNT); San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NFL Football--Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
High School Basketball--Teams...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 10:19 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Manchester City at Newcastle, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2); Women’s National Teams, Exhibition, United States vs. China, 6 p.m. (NBCSN)
Men’s College Basketball--East Carolina at North Carolina, 11 a....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:51 PM
NFL Football--Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
NBA Basketball--New York Knicks at Miami Heat, 7 p.m. (TNT); Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Men’s College Basketball--Long Beach State at...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine.
But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer.
Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Soccer -- Premiere League, Liverpool at Swansea, 7:15 a.m. (ESPN2).
National Football League -- Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, noon (FOX); Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, noon (CBS); San Francisco 49ers at New...
| Oct 3, 2012
The popular joke when the Bears traded for Jay Cutler in 2009 was that they fleeced the Broncos by including two first-round draft picks because such selections were worthless in Chicago. The trade simply spared the Bears the indignity of making even more...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:35 PM
It doesn't look like a fair fight. The Bears, fresh off an explosive blowout victory over the Cowboys on the national stage, against the Jaguars, who've been outscored 54-17 at EverBank Field and are 1-3.
I'm going to spare the "any given Sunday"...
| Oct 6, 2012
Most fans go to Bears summer training camp hoping to be entertained by spectacular offensive plays.
Jay Cutler lofts a deep pass to Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester or Earl Bennett and the crowd goes wild. Matt Forte bursts through a hole and races 35...