| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Now the hard work begins.
The Bears ended a five-game losing streak that crippled a promising season, edging the NFC North cellar-dwelling Vikings 17-13 on Sunday at the Metrodome and setting the stage for a pivotal offseason....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 2:45 PM
The part of the Bears’ season with any meaning is over.
Which means the Bears’ firing season can begin.
Can we start with Caleb Hanie and Jerry Angelo? Pretty please?
In a game where the Bears’ starting quarterback threw three...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 8:29 PM
DENVER — Less than 15 minutes after Matt Prater's 51-yard field goal sailed through the uprights at Sports Authority Field, sending 76,487 Tim Tebow believers into hysteria, the Bears sat stunned in their locker room.
Talk was at a whisper level...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:46 PM
SEATTLE — Mike Leach had just gotten the Texas Tech coaching job in 1999 when he and an assistant coach flew from Lubbock down to Odessa to recruit a decorated receiver named Roy Williams.
"Amazing-looking kid," said Manny Matsakis, the former...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:29 AM
I love the job Mike Tice has done --- has usually done --- but the offensive line coach's blocking schemes and players are absolutely useless against 3-4 schemes.
Or if it's not the schemes, then it's the way they're taught because the linemen don't...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 8:59 PM
Go ahead and pinpoint the Hail Mary touchdown pass as the difference in the Bears' 10-3 loss Sunday to the Chiefs at Soldier Field, and mathematically, nobody can argue.
But the Bears weren't beaten by an answered Chiefs prayer. They were beaten by their...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 8:51 PM
A report before Sunday's game said Mike Martz will not return next season as the Bears offensive coordinator. If a painfully bad 10-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field weighs in the final decision, perhaps he won't.
But what matters now is the Bears'...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:00 PM
This was one of the gimmes on the schedule. The Chiefs were one of the three remaining cupcakes that would help get the Bears to 10 wins and a likely playoff spot.
Instead, this was pathetic. This was comical. Embarrassing. A joke. A disaster in so...
| Nov 21, 2011
The quarterbacks didn't want to make it into their duel but that's what Sunday's meeting at Soldier Field came down to — Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers squaring off in a showdown of gunslingers.
After the Bears prevailed 31-20 over Cutler's former...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Sorry, but this should’ve been easier.
The Bears should’ve handled the Chargers with a lot less worry.
The Bears shouldn’t have allowed it to become a game into the fourth quarter.
Maybe that’s a reflection of how strong I think...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 7:30 AM
What do I think of Common’s new in-your-face music video for “Sweet”? I’m being 100 percent honest when I say that, for a second there, I thought it was a Funny or Die video.
That’s not intended to be a knock on the song or...