September 22, 2013 |
Yep, it's almost over. No, not the Bears' season. Only the most pessimistic fan would fear the worst from a 3-0 team. Rather, "Breaking Bad" has just one more episode remaining to incinerate our nerves before its five-season run ends Sept. 29. And if you were watching Walter White - er, Bryan Cranston - and friends Sunday instead of tuning in to Bears-Pittsburgh, we understand. So to fill in the gaps, we've matched up the key players from Sunday's game with their "Breaking Bad" counterparts: Walter White: The undisputed star of the show.
October 18, 2012 |
When the Bears re-signed Zack Bowman earlier this week, fourth-year cornerback D.J. Moore was excited to see his old teammate. But Bowman's arrival came at the expense of Moore's longtime teammate Chris Williams, who was waived this week. Moore spoke with RedEye about the transient life of an NFL player. Are you excited to have Bowman back around? Oh yeah man. I'm happy that he's doing something. I don't know where he was before here. He was just out, right? Yeah, he said he was just working out in Houston.
August 8, 2012 |
Call it "the instant birth announcement. " In a relationship that's at times gone public on Twitter, maybe it was fitting that the social networking site was where Kristin Cavallari first filled the world in on the birth of her baby with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. "We are thrilled to welcome Camden Jack Cutler into the world," Cavallari, 25, tweeted from her @KristinCav account on Wednesday at about 10 a.m. "He was born this morning weighing 7 lbs 9 oz. Everyone is great!" Cutler, 29, and Cavallari, former star of "The Hills," "Laguna Beach" and "Dancing With the Stars," have been dating for about two years.
September 9, 2012 |
It's been awhile since Bears fans were this giddy about the start of the season, and with good reason. The team appears healthy. Jay Cutler's got tons of weapons on offense. And Urlacher's knee … well, we're not sure what to make of that yet. But even that uncertainty couldn't ruin the excitement of the season opener, and all the firsts that came with it. PREGAME Bear to run on the field: Brian Urlacher. It's a good sign, even if all he was trying to do was convince the Colts his ailing knee is a non-issue.
February 21, 2013 |
Hard hits make sports fans gasp and flinch, but they're far tougher on the players. In April, fans watched in shock as Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was knocked off his feet, strapped to a stretcher, carted off the ice and taken to the emergency room during the playoffs. On Tuesday, the Hawks felt déjà vu as Hossa left the ice after another head injury. This time, a Vancouver player leveled him with a forearm to the back of the head. Such forceful hits sidelined other Chicago athletes last year with concussions.
August 14, 2013 |
All team sports are physical, but among America's "big four" sports, only football is defined by a player's ability to hit someone. RedEye asked the Bears to talk about the biggest collisions they've had in their football careers - both hits delivered and received. EARL BENNETT, wide receiver 6th NFL season First big hit taken First big hit I took was down in Seattle my second year. Caught the ball on the sideline, did a spin, and the guy came from behind and nailed me. Biggest hit given I gave one against Seattle at home on the punter [Jon Ryan]
October 6, 2013 |
The undefeated New Orleans Saints marched into Soldier Field on Sunday - and they sprinted out with a 26-18 victory over the Bears. The Bears went from winning three in a row at the start of the season to losing back-to-back games, first against Detroit and now the Saints, who had lost the past three games they played in Chicago. "This is the NFL; any team can be beat on Sunday," cornerback Tim Jennings said. "Obviously we didn't play our best games these last two weeks, but we still have a long season ahead.
December 9, 2013 |
Daaaaaaaa hope. Among the fond memories Chicago has of Mike Ditka--the mustache, the screaming, the cigars--near the top of the list is that in most of the games he coached or played, the Bears found a way to win when he played on or coached the team. Scoring every time you have the ball is a pretty cool bonus. The Bears busted up Dallas on Monday night at Soldier Field, pulling into a first-place tie with Detroit in the NFC North for the time being. (The Bears must finish one game ahead of the Lions to win the division.)
September 5, 2013 |
Life in the real world ain't the same as childhood. More intensity, more responsibility. Same goes for life in the NFL. RedEye sat down with a slew of Bears and asked them for their "Welcome To the NFL" moment - when they knew, "I'm not in college anymore. " Matt Forte, sixth-year running back Probably my first padded practice in camp my rookie year. I lined up and had Brian Urlacher across from me, and Lance Briggs and Tommie Harris. Just a lot of Pro Bowl-type people on defense.
December 19, 2013 |
He doesn't have the rocket arm. Or the celebrity wife. Or even a Tumblr of him "smoking. " Josh McCown keeps his distance from all that noise. The 34-year-old Texas native's happy-to-be-here approach to his NFL career has helped Chicago embrace him as its "starting" quarterback. That, and his propensity to win games. When Jay Cutler went down with an injury, all McCown did was perform spectacularly--a far cry from, well, any other backup in Bears history. In an exclusive interview with RedEye, the Bears' backup-turned-starter-turned-backup-again dished about tuning out distractions, what he hated about his tattoo and whether he could take Cutler in the kitchen.