Archive for August 2010

Public Enemy Number 1: Ndamukong Suh

I’m looking past the final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns because it won’t mean anything. The starters will probably play only one series, get the opportunity to rest up and mentally prepare for their season opener against the Detroit Lions. Attention Olin Kreutz, Roberto Garza, Lance Louis, Frank Omiyale and Chris Williams. Ndamukong Suh... Read more »

4th Phase tweets: Bears fans already starting to panic

The Bears are now 0-3 in the preseason… I repeat… the preseason. Twenty five years ago, the Bears finished 1-3 in the preseason but we all know what happened when it really counted. We were witnesses to the greatest team in the history of professional sports. There are a lot of expectations of this team... Read more »

Fumble recovery: Maximizing the Bears fortunes

After reading the Forbes article on how the Bears are fumbling away a fortune, I had to take a step back and gather my thoughts before I wrote my response. In an appearance on the ChicagoNow Radio Show on WGN 720AM, Mike Burzawa, from Fire Lovie Smith, and I were asked what we would do if... Read more »
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Chicago is the City of Champions

Chicago is the City of Champions
Tonight was Championship Night The Cell. Trophies from the Bears, Bulls, White Sox and the Blackhawks championship teams were displayed before the Sox/Yankees game. Chicago is the only city in the past 25 years to have won championships in all four major sports. This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Greatest Team Of All... Read more »

Crown'em... the Bears will win the NFC North

The Bears haven’t gotten much love from the national media but who cares? Even in Madden11, the Bears are rated a 77 and in the bottom half. Forbes even criticized the Bears as being an under-managed team and not living up their financial potential… more on that in a later post. All of this will... Read more »

Rex Grossman could start for the Redskins this Friday

With Donovan McNabb nursing an ankle injury, Rex Grossman will probably start in his place. Grossman will be ready to show us what he still has.  I’ve always been a Grossman fan and despite what people might think, he played a major role in the Bears success and making it to the Super Bowl.  Grossman... Read more »
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What's new at Soldier Field this year

In an email to the 4th Phase, the Chicago Bears gave us the heads up on what’s new at Soldier Field: As we make final preparations for the 2010 Bears season at Soldier Field, we wanted to provide some important reminders and tell you about some exciting additions to your in-stadium experience: Any type of... Read more »

Football season is here. One City. One Team.

My wife sent me this picture while she was at the store (thank you xoxo). It’s just another reminder that this is a Bears town no matter what baseball team you follow. So as the White Sox choke away the season and Cubs rebuild, yet again, it’s time to focus our attention to the Bears. ... Read more »

Rush Men came to play against the Raiders

The Raiders were missing their starting running back and both starting wide receivers but they still managed to move the ball up and down the field on the Bears’ first team defense. After a shaky start, the defense settled down. The pressure from the Rush Men made Campbell a little more nervous. The unit finished... Read more »
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Forte is poised to bounce back from sophomore slump

Much has been said about Matt Forte’s sophomore slump. Last season, he didn’t look fast and he looked like he lost a step. The reality is, that Forte was playing hurt the entire season, but he kept grinding. He looked more himself in the 4th quarter of last season and looks like he will start... Read more »
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