| Jan 10, 2013
A strong possibility exists that Bears general manager Phil Emery has learned more in the last week than any other NFL executive trolling for a head coach.
Well then, shame on him.
How dare he work so hard to educate himself.
Those who think too...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Making a strong case for future Bears success like the trained lawyer he is, Marc Trestman methodically worked off note cards the longtime NFL assistant had prepared over the last two decades for this moment.
Never in 22 years of calling plays had...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:30 PM
For those who remember the bitter local rivalry that once existed between the Bears and Cardinals when both played in Chicago, Sunday's game in Glendale, Ariz., conjures up thoughts of what could have been a monumental civic clash.
With the Bears in...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere.
Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Mar 18, 2012
Thrown together by time and a newspaper's front page, two disparate events can become related. Forty-five years ago, a horrific flash fire killed three Apollo 1 astronauts on the launch pad, the worst disaster to that date for the nascent U.S. space...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 3:31 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After becoming chairman of the board last May, George McCaskey has overseen an interesting year for the team his grandfather George Halas founded. McCaskey sat down with the Tribune at the NFL meetings to discuss the state of...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 6:35 AM
I’ve been waiting for a “gotcha,’’ but I guess it’s true and official: Bears coach Lovie Smith named Josh McCown to lose to the Packers on Christmas night.
Smith admitted he hasn’t seen a lot from McCown, and what&...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Somewhere between Brian Urlacher pushing Charles Tillman for Defensive Player of the Year and Jon Gruden hailing a group of All-Time Bears currently on the defense, the thought occurred that something important is missing from the franchise. No, not...