The franchise's all-time leader in tackles is out on the street? And then I remembered why one of the greatest Bears middle linebackers in team history won't be returning to Soldier Field in blue and orange in 2013. Brian Urlacher can't play at a high level in the NFL anymore.
After three offensive coordinators and soon-to-be two head coaches, Jay Cutler is the Chicago Bears "franchise" quarterback. He is the best quarterback the Bears have on their team.
It's certainly easier and much more fun to make commitments on behalf of others than for ourselves. It's in this spirit that I identify several key resolutions for 2013 and "voluntell" well-known figures to fulfill them.
The Bears offense under Jay Cutler has been ranked near the bottom of the NFL since he arrived in 2009. His continuing free pass in a city that chews up quarterbacks is mystifying.
As three point underdogs that do not even lose by a full point on average, Chicago covers the spread 56.1 percent of the time. With 52.4 percent needed to justify a wager, this would warrant a $39 play from a $50 player.
More than halfway through the season, we have a pretty good idea of who the powerhouses are. The road to New Orleans is looming upon us and we'll see what teams are on the fast track.
Jay Cutler is different. He is brash, arrogant and highly confrontational. He is also immensely talented and the leader of a first-place, 5-1 Chicago Bears team that has won four games in a row.
The Detroit Lions hope that they won't need fourth quarter heroics to win two in a row and narrow the gap between themselves and the division-leading Chicago Bears. They could be hoping in vain.
Moneyball! The Oakland A's are back in the playoffs. One playoff spot remains as St. Louis leads the Dodgers by two games for the wild card spot with two games to go.
My favorite times with Art Smith are in his own kitchen in the morning over bottomless cappuccinos or on a run.
The Chicago Park District's Soldier Field, home of the Bears, has just received LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council -- the first NFL stadium so honored, which means the team of black and blue has gone green.
The justices flatly rejected prosecutors' arguments that Stanley Wrice's conviction should stand even if he had been tortured by two of Jon Burge's cops. The language was a ringing victory for all police torture victims.
Now that the NFL's regular season has come to an end, some of this year's also-rans are already searching for new identities, new beginnings, and new management.
A criminal complaint was filed against Sam Hurd, the now-former wide receiver of the Chicago Bears. It is a shocking account from a player well-respected and seen as nothing like the one depicted in the complaint.
If it's a matchup of Biblical cred, ye of little faith should cleave to "Caleb" and the Chicago Bears over "Tim" and the Broncos on Sunday. Here's why.
See anything familiar? A high level manager who achieved earlier success, possibly through serendipity, years earlier, insisting upon continuing the same approach despite much different circumstances.