Renteria just needs to do his job

Renteria just needs to do his job
Rick Renteria will be officially introduced to Cubdom this weekend at the annual Cubs convention. This morning the new skipper was reintroduced to an old narrative. Renteria was questioned during an interview on how he would be different from the managers that have failed before him. Oh Rick, how will you ever be different from... Read more »

Garpax issues with coaches cause for concern?

Garpax issues with coaches cause for concern?
Rick Morrissey wonders if the Bulls front office is going to drive Tom Thibodeau away. That would be a shame. However, we don’t actually know if that is the case here. It is quite possible that Thibs just wants out. We have wondered if that New York Daily News report had any legs at all.... Read more »

Cutler a natural for headphone commercial

Cutler a natural for headphone commercial
You have probably seen those Beats by Dre headphone commercials by now. You know, the ones where athletes are getting aggressively taunted from opposing fans. First it was Kevin Garnett taking the abuse, and the latest installment features Collin Kaepernick. During the 49ers and Panthers game Sunday, Fox showed the spot where 49ers quarterback Kaepernick... Read more »
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Mel Tucker deserves shot to run his defense

Mel Tucker deserves shot to run his defense
Mel Tucker is back. I think it is the right move, for now. Yes, Tucker oversaw a historically bad Bears defense. Yet,Tucker in my opinion, (along those I checked in with) deserved a shot at running his defense with the Bears. Most importantly, Marc Trestman felt this way. “We believe Mel is the right person... Read more »

Former Bears GM Angelo weighs in on Cutler extension

Former Bears GM Angelo weighs in on Cutler extension
The question of whether the Bears would commit to Jay Cutler has been answered. In the aftermath some have asked if they overpaid for his body of work thus far. Most of the experts I’ve heard weigh in think Cutler’s deal is pretty fair for both club and player. By most industry accounts Cutler could... Read more »

ESPN, keep the "film room" open please

ESPN, keep the "film room" open please
There will always be moments in sports television that change the game. A network will debut a concept, and before you know it, everyone will have their own version of it. The visible first down marker, the female sideline reporter, and the ex-referee on hand are some prime examples. Monday night during the BCS championship... Read more »
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Q&A with Dan Pompei: Bears made only move with Jay Cutler, 3-4 defense?

Q&A with Dan Pompei: Bears made only move with Jay Cutler, 3-4 defense?
Let’s check in again with NFL expert/writer @DanPompei regarding the state of the Chicago Bears heading into the offseason. Pompei covers the NFL for Bleacher Nation and Sports on Earth, along with his regular work for WSCR the Score 670 AM. We cover the Jay Cutler extension, what defense the Bears may play, and where... Read more »

Emery speaks transparently at length

Emery speaks transparently at length
Yesterday Bears GM Phil Emery addressed the media. Emery addressed, addressed, and addressed. The presser lasted over 1.5 hours. It bled into 2 additional shows on my DVR (after Comcast Sports Net already had devoted an hour to the event). Brad Biggs had the press conference clocked in at 19,000 words plus. Emery said a... Read more »

10 Chicago Sports resolutions for 2014

10 Chicago Sports resolutions for 2014
2014 brings a new year. Hopefully it will bring some resolutions for some of the local teams. Here are my 10 hopes for 2014. A respectable Bears defense I am all for the Bears recent identity change. The NFL is an offensive league, a passing league. The Bears are really good on one side of... Read more »
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Despite loss, Cutler shows he belongs

Despite loss, Cutler shows he belongs
Jay Cutler should be back in a Bears uniform next season, and likely longer. He wants to be back, and it seems he will be. I have gone back and forth this season a bit on the very subject. I have always believed Cutler’s talents were worth his shortcomings. I have defended Cutler. I had... Read more »
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