November 24, 2013 |
The Bears are still in first place in the NFC North. That's how an optimist would see the Bears' situation after a 42-21 loss at St. Louis on Sunday. It all kind of falls apart from there, however. Yes, Detroit lost to Tampa Bay on Sunday, so the Bears and Lions are both 6-5. But considering Detroit holds the tiebreaker by virtue of beating the Bears twice this year, it's tough to get overly excited. Besides, there were so many other reasons to think this season has gone from bad to worse.
September 19, 2013 |
Well, that was quick. I'm not sure I'm done savoring the Blackhawks offseason, but it's back to the ice already. They beat Detroit the other night in an exhibition. I have no comments, no insight, no snarky remarks, no anything to report other than, "Hey, I'm still exhausted from last season. I'm not ready yet!" And yet, here we go. Yours truly also hasn't had any quality alone time with the Cup. Everyone else I know in Chicago has seen it! Relatives keep sending me pictures.
September 16, 2013 |
A quick list of all the wacky crap that transpired in the Bears' 31-30 win over Minnesota: 1. Minnesota's Cordarrelle Patterson returned the game's opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown. 2. Devin Hester returned the ensuing kickoff 76 yards, en route to a Bears franchise record 249 kick return yards. 3. Martellus Bennett scored two touchdowns, giving him as many for the season (three) as all Bears tight ends had all last year. 4. Jay Cutler was sacked only once, the first time as a Bear he's been sacked fewer than four times in a season's first...
September 12, 2013 |
Get ready, Bears fans: Adrian Peterson is coming to town. The Monsters of the Midway have had a roller-coaster ride defending the running back - and reigning NFL MVP - called "All Day. " Here's a look at the good, the bad and the ugly. THE GOOD Nov. 14, 2010: Bears 27, Vikings 13 Peterson: 75 total yards Peterson missed the second Bears game in both 2010 and 2011, but the way he played in the first ones, he might have been better off. The Bears closed this game with a 20-3 run while holding Peterson to 51 rushing yards and...
August 6, 2013 |
Before my interview with Hunter Hillenmeyer at his home Monday morning, August 5, for a RedEye story about Bears video game players, Hunter showed me his few pieces of memorabilia from his playing days. His prize possession is a game ball from the 2010 season that Devin Hester gave him. This was the ball that Hester returned for his NFL record-tying 13th combined kickoff or punt return touchdown . In this video above, Hillenmeyer explains why Hester gave him the ball. Want more?
January 3, 2013 |
When I'm wrong, I'm wrong and I try and tell as few people as possible. I was wrong on Lovie Smith. He's gone. I'm so used to mediocrity I was expecting another year of blank stares and putrid offenses. But something changed, and it changed on Jan. 1, 2013. Mark that date down, maybe. I saw (I should have DVR'd it) Bears general manager Phil Emery give logical, detailed answers as to what his plans were, and what his criteria are. For once, it wasn't some zombie up there deflecting questions and dodging answers.