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Mitch Trubisky finally starting for the Bears

By Ryan Ostry | October 5, 2017

Associated Press

Top-5 Bears impact players

By Julian Nunnery | September 7, 2017

5. Mike Glennon – QuarterbackIn the fifth spot is starting quarterback Mike Glennon. Glennon has paid his dues in his first four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as he has earned the right to start for the Bears this season.In 2013, Glennon started...

Bears set to retool after offseason moves

By Mateo Avila | March 27, 2017

DeKALB — The Jay Cutler era has finally come to an end for the Chicago Bears, which was an abysmal eight years.Cutler appeared in 102 games, throwing 208 touchdowns while turning the ball 202 times — 146 interceptions and 56 fumbles, according to...

Key departures could bring change for the Bears in new season

By Thomas Hiley III | April 9, 2013

This upcoming season for the Bears will be somewhat different from those of recent years due to some key departures. Those departures include former head coach Lovie Smith and Bears middle linebacker Brain Urlacher. With these big time departures it is...

The Rant: Broncos need to quit horsing around

By Matt Hopkinson | March 26, 2012

The Denver Broncos took one step forward, and two awkward clumsy steps back this off-season. The step forward was without a doubt getting rid of a half-back masquerading as a quarterback Tim Tebow. The first step backward was signing Peyton Manning. While...

The Rant: Rebuilding to be one bear of a time

By Matt Hopkinson | January 30, 2012

According to newly appointed Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery, they have a good core of players.This is not the case, however. You have a good, but not great, running back in Matt Forte and made more apparent each time Caleb Hanie was out there,...

The Rant: Give Cutler and Cavallari a reality TV show

By Jimmy Johnson | April 27, 2011

Jay Cutler is finally settling down off the field. Known for throwing the occasional check-down of his phone number to the ladies, the diabetic quarterback is reportedly engaged to reality star and girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari. Cutler dropped the big...

The Rant: Jay Quitter

By Jerry Burnes | January 23, 2011

Supposedly the playoffs are where players go to prove their legacies. Jay Cutler proved his Sunday afternoon. In the biggest game in Bears franchise history, against the Green Bay Packers, with the Super Bowl on the line...Cutler quit. Sure, maybe his...

The Rant: The Bears need to get off the bus running

By Korey Peterson | October 18, 2010

Usually when something isn't working right, it gets changed. It's time for the Bears to change it up, as they are not playing typical Chicago Bear football; a good defense supplemented by a running game that eats up the clock. The Seattle Seahawks played...

Daley, keep the $1.5 million

By Aaron Brooks | September 16, 2010

On May 16, 2011, Chicago will have a new mayor. Richard M. Daley announced on Sept. 7 that he would not seek a seventh term in office. At his press conference, Daley expressed his love and gratitude to Chicago, and he should, because he is loaded. Richard...

Two different thoughts on the ‘Madden’ Series

By Tony Martin and Joshua Michaelson | August 25, 2010

Tony Martin  John Madden football. The name itself conjures up hours upon hours of wasted time on a couch, achy trigger fingers, and countless empty soda cans and half-smoked cigarettes. "Madden" is not only an annual rite of passage, but a cult of gamers...