Archive for November, 2010

Bears Dominate Vikings, Back in First

That was one of the most enjoyable Bears games I’ve watched in years.  I told my Soldier Field neighbors, when was the last time we felt the Bears were fully in control at any point during a game?  We got our answer toward the end of the fourth quarter, and it was nice. 80% of [...]

PFT: Bears Lose Again

I like profootballtalk.com a lot.  It’s usually the first website I check in the morning, and last in the evening.  But they have no love for the 2010 Chicago Bears. Their two prognosticators, Mike Florio and Gregg Rosenthal, had a stellar week of picks last week (11-2 and 9-4) and have picked very well for [...]

Taylor’s Role May Expand vs Vikings

As many fans have been clamoring for based on his performance, Chester Taylor’s role may be expanded Sunday against his old team. During the 2009 season, Viking left tackle Bryant McKinnie was benched after being torched by Julius Peppers. Neil Hayes of the Sun Times actually gives the Bears the advantage in defensive ends when [...]

Sink or Swim Time for Bears

It’s nice that we were able to put off seeing a do-or-die game until mid-November.  We can’t deny that Sunday’s matchup with the Vikings is such a contest.  Either the Bears put the 3-5 Vikings out of their misery, and in all likelihood cost coach Brad Childress his job.  Or the Vikings win, are back [...]

Chicago Bears History Presentation Tonight

Join the author tonight for a 90-minute Chicago Bears photo presentation on the 91 years of Bears History at Evergreen Park Public Library. Starts at 7 p.m.; signed copies of Chicago Bears History will be available. Packed with many photos never before published, the book makes a great holiday gift! Share

Time For November Knockout

Credit where credit is due.  While the Bears let the NFL’s worst team-the Buffalo Bills-keep Sunday’s game way too close, the Bears won the game 22-19, and that’s all that matters. And furthermore, again forgetting the competition, the Bears converted on 58% of their third down attempts, far better than their season average, and Jay [...]

Ditka and Ryan Unite? !

I haven’t seen any footage, but according to Melissa Issacson of ESPN Chicago, Mike Ditka and Buddy Ryan have buried their hatchets for the first time since the latter’s departure from the Bears in January 1986? And those are huge, sharp hatchets.  For anyone unfamiliar with the deep hatred between the two that has simmered [...]

Experts: Bills Win First Over Bears

According to the “experts” (as of Friday morning anyway), the Bears are falling so fast that they won’t even defeat the league’s last winless team. Both of Profootballtalk’s pickers have the Bills.  Founder Mike Florio even says that the Bears “remain in denial regarding its deep and profound flaws.”  Ouch.  Sam Farmer of the LA [...]

Offensive Coordinator Graveyard

Quick Thursday thought. Last year, former Bears receiver Muhsin Muhammad made the statement that Chicago is where “receivers go to die.”  I’ll make the case that Chicago is most clearly the place that offensive coordinators go to die, usually in their infancy. Going back to 1978, only one Chicago Bears offensive coordinator has gone on [...]

Bears History Presentation November 9th

On Tuesday November 9th, join the author for a 90-minute Chicago Bears photo presentation on the 91 years of Bears History at Evergreen Park Public Library.  Starts at 7 p.m.; signed copies of Chicago Bears History will be available.  Packed with many photos never before published, the book makes a great holiday gift! Share