Archive for May, 2010

Please Jerry, Pursue OJ

As I’ve written before, I’m probably nuts, but for some reason I am excited for the 2010 Bears’ prospects.  The additions of Julius Peppers and Chester Taylor, most notably, surprised me, and told the world that the Chicago Bears are in WIN NOW mode. So if the Bears truly want to win now, if the […]

Hall of Famer Jones Passes

Couple days late with this one.  On Friday, Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Stan Jones passed away at the age of 78.  We briefly profiled Jones last year as a member of the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. Jones was most notable for two things: being a pioneering NFL player in terms of weightlifting, […]

Mike Martz Era Begins

Sorry to have missed posting leading up to the busiest Bears weekend, other than the draft and free agency, since December.  Not that that means it was “busy”, but you know what I mean.  I was out of town. There are plenty of links to the miscellaneous Bears stories related to minicamp.  The offense looked […]

“Da Bears” Reading June 19th

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at Ticketmaster.com for a June 19th live reading of “Da Bears Movie Dat Wasn’t,” featuring George Wendt, Robert Smigel and Mike Ditka himself. The screenplay was written, but never produced, in the mid-1990′s, featuring our favorite Saturday Night Live sketch.  What a shame that is.  The June 19th show […]

King no Bears Fan

Props to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times reporting on this.  Jensen pointed us to Peter King’s NFL power rankings, which you’re not going to want to see.  King has the Bears ranked 25th out of 32 teams.  His #1 team in the NFL?  Gulp.  You guessed it.  The Green Bay Packers. Luckily King […]

Soldier Field Grass

The Bears and the Chicago Park District met recently to discuss the playing surface at Soldier Field.  According to a Tribune article, the park district wanted to move to an infill playing surface (a.k.a. Field Turf), but the Bears opted to remain playing on grass. The Soldier Field surface is notoriously bad; last year it […]

Tumbleweeds

Sorry for the lack of content, readers.  Absolutely nothing going on in the news with the Bears over the last several weeks.  If it were 10 years ago, I’d be busily working on new content for www.bearshistory.com.  But these days it’s working on work and family issues when I’m not, um, working. I do have […]

Cade McNown Back in NFL?

I have no opinion on Notre Dame or Jimmy Clausen, positive or negative.  And I know a lot of people out there do hold such opinion.  This is not Bears related at all, but please read this blurb on Jimmy Clausen and try to tell me it doesn’t remind those that remember the less-than-prosperous Bears […]

Sayers No Fan of Bears’ Moves

Well he’s a fan of the moves he used to have of course, but former Bears running back Gale Sayers doesn’t seem to like the team’s chances. He doesn’t think Jay Cutler has gotten it done, and thinks Lovie Smith will be fired this year if the team’s fortunes don’t turn around. But reading the […]