Archive for August, 2008

Nice Picks, Jerry…

As we all know, 2007 second-round pick Dan Bazuin is gone. I know it’s hindsight, but wouldn’t Ryan Harris have been a nice selection there? Is 2007′s second third-round selection, linebacker Michael Okwo, next? We’ll find out tomorrow. Share

1996 Chicago Bears

Latest update to www.bearshistory.com: the 1996 Chicago Bears season. It’s been 10 years since Dave Wannstedt piloted his lifeless Chicago Bears, and we have two more Wanny seasons to chronicle. In our most recent update, we re-examine the watershed quote of Wannstedt’s tenure with the 1996 season page. There is no way Dave Wannstedt could […]

A Grabowski on the Tribune

I’m a big Chicago Bears fan, go figure. So big that in 1991 I deemed it necessary to seek out and become friends with a living, breathing, bonafide Grabowski. And I’ve been friends with this one ever since. This Grabowski is passionate about his Chicago sports. With me, he’s even been written up in the […]

Lots of News (for a preseason Wednesday)

David Haugh predicts the 53-man roster, due this weekend. What will happen with high draft picks Dan Bazuin and Michael Okwo, and with them Jerry Angelo’s career as a talent evaluator? Jay Mariotti resigns after a 17-year career with the Chicago Sun-Times. He says sportswriters can’t compete with the Internet anymore. The Bears finally cut […]

Record-Breaking Trip, Bears Care

Couple of housekeeping items today… A huge Bears fan from London has sold his home to finance a journey to every NFL city this fall. Check out his site to learn more. The Millennium Garages are donating $1 per Bears parker to Bears Care charities. More information is available on their website. Share

All is Well, Right?

Lovie says he likes his players, and they’ll play better when the real games begin. Jerry Angelo went out of his way to call reporters together to refute a report from www.profootballtalk.com. All is well in Lake Forest. Right. Share

Chicago Bears-2008 Preseason Game 3

Several quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears’ 37-30 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers. One of my faithful readers that posts comments (please remind me which one you were…) noted that last year the Bears were 3-0 in the preseason, which had no bearing on the regular season.  So let’s hope this 0-3 start […]

All Hail Dusty

Couple quick notes from today’s Chicago Tribune. Dusty is back! (And I’m not talking about Dusty Baker being in town with the Reds). Defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek will get his first game action tonight since the 2007 season opener, when he tore his ACL in the only game in which he’s played as a Chicago […]

If we only had a line…(whistle)

The Associated Press is reporting that Peyton Manning “may” be back from knee surgery to start the season opener against the Bears. Emphasis on “may.” “My goal is to be back for the first [regular season] game,” Manning said. Head Coach Tony Dungy didn’t sound any more specific when he said “I don’t think we […]

Rex Isn’t our Quarterback

The Chicago Bears’ starting lineup just got 100% more neck-bearded than it was entering the 2007 season, as Kyle Orton has been named the team’s starting quarterback. Hallelujah, right? The Bears are good to go now that our quarterback of the future has been identified? I wish Kyle the best, and of course I want […]