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Chicago Bears great announces retirement

By Rick Green | March 16, 2018

Another Chicago Bear legend will not be forgotten. Legends like Walter Payton, Brian Urlacher, Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus are all cemented in Bears history forever, and there is one more name that will be added to this list.Matt Forte, former Chicago...

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...

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,...

It’s time to pay Forte, Jerry Angelo

By Jimmy Johnson | October 24, 2011

As a college student, I can't say that I balance my budget very well.Often, I throw cash at things I don't need, so I don't tell other people how to spend their money.But then there's Jerry Angelo, the Chicago Bears' general manager. Good ol' Jerbear...

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...

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...