Posts tagged "Chicago Bears"

People With Passion: RedEye's BAG BOY

People With Passion: RedEye's BAG BOY
In August of 2004, with RedEye still searching for its own identity, RedEye sports editor Chris Malcolm and a writer who shall remain nameless developed an idea for a column that would encapsulate the Chicago fan experience: caustic yet passionate, humorous yet desperate, hopeful yet exacerbated. The character was Bag Boy, and since 2004 this... Read more »

Throwback columns from RedEye's Bag Boy

Throwback columns from RedEye's Bag Boy
Since I’m running an interview tomorrow with the author of RedEye‘s Bag Boy column, I wanted to share some of his vintage columns. Enjoy! *** Make it same time, next year, please October 28, 2005 So that only took 88 years. And for those of you thinking that the bag is coming off now, think... Read more »

Learning the reporting game, from the Tribune's Vaughn McClure

If you’re a Bears fan who reads the Chicago Tribune, you are probably familiar with the work of Vaughn McClure. I’ve read his work for a while, but getting an opportunity to actually watch him work has given me a newfound respect for his game and the craft of reporting. I reference two articles in this video, one... Read more »
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Bears Season Is Lost

Bears Season Is Lost
A digit. One single, unique digit. Totally unlike the other four on each hand, it is the one that is most needed in order to grasp or hold anything with any reasonable amount of potency. I know this first-hand, no pun intended, as I had surgery to repair a torn thumb tendon back in 2007.... Read more »

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)
For the second time this season and the seventh in Lovie Smith’s tenure, the Bears scored points on defense and special teams to lead the team to a victory. They are now 7-0 in those games; the interception touchdown return by Charles Tillman was the team’s 50th non-offensive touchdown since Lovie took the head coaching... Read more »

NFL Week 5: Bears-Lions coverage

NFL Week 5: Bears-Lions coverage
In their first Monday night game in a decade, the Detroit Lions not only defeated the Chicago Bears in the battle of North division rivals, they embarrassed them in a way that went far beyond the 24-13 final score. The Lions improved to 5-0 while the Bears fell to 2-3. The only bright spot for... Read more »
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NFL Week 4: Bears-Panthers coverage

NFL Week 4: Bears-Panthers coverage
Despite another subpar outing for the Bears defense, allowing 543 total yards by the Carolina Panthers, Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown. Matt Forte ran for a career best 205 yards and despite Newton continuing with a historical debut, throwing for 374 yards, a touchdown and rushing... Read more »

NFL Week 3: Chicago's Bears-Packers coverage

NFL Week 3: Chicago's Bears-Packers coverage
Bear Down… literally. Yesterday’s 17-27 loss to the defending champion Packers did not expose any new problems for these 2011 Chicago Bears, but it did deepen Chicago’s appreciation of their current problems, of which there are several. A battered line leading to a battered quarterback. Dropped balls. Too many penalties. Struggles in the secondary. And... Read more »

Who to turn to for coverage on the Bears

Who to turn to for coverage on the Bears
If the past two Sundays are any indication, it’s going to be a season filled with ups and downs for the Chicago Bears. To keep you informed of the best coverage of the team, here are some sportswriters who you should turn to for all Bears-related information. I picked each writer because each does a... Read more »
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"10 thoughts on the Bears' loss to the Saints" -- EOC spotlight on: Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune

"10 thoughts on the Bears' loss to the Saints" -- EOC spotlight on: Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune
After wins in the 2006 NFC Championship, the 2007 season finale, and a late season game in 2008, yesterday’s 30-13 loss was the Bears’ first to the Sean Payton-Drew Brees led-New Orleans Saints. It was a game that will continue to prompt anger, sarcasm, Tuesday morning quarterbacking and plenty of handwringing from sports fans, writers,... Read more »
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