Posts tagged "Chicago Bears:"

Charles Tillman: An NFL/ Bears Legacy

It’s a sad day for Bears fans.  Sunday night was awesome, but let’s move on. Charles “Peanut” Tillman, NFL player, has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR) due to tearing his triceps muscle, as he did last year. He was just doing his job, as he has for his 12 +  years with the... Read more »

Doing My Bears' Shuffle: Worth a Million

Last Tuesday, my husband and I picked up our niece, Miriam, a freshman at New Trier, from SFO.  We took her all around San Francisco. She is visiting us for a month in Chico, CA, hometown of Aaron Rodgers. (Please don’t remind me. )  It’s 175 miles Northeast of San Francisco, a university town of 100,000,... Read more »

Six Reasons Why The Bears Lost to the Eagles

Six Reasons Why the Bears Lost to the Philadelphia Eagles Tonight We can’t tackle Cutler was not able to be mobile, move outside the pocket, and underthrew the top NFL receiving corp No 2 step-drop slants, or screen plays called Hardly any touches for Forte called Special teams did nothing Our defensive line let Philly... Read more »
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Marc Trestman: Let Him Abide in the Second City

As 5774, the year of the Chosen people begins, the Lord looks down at his brethren. All faiths are his brethren, as he contemplates the thousands of years which have passed, when Abraham begot Isaac from Sarah, and Ishmael from Hagar. Yet on this eve of Yom Kippur, he wonders if his 7 billion sons... Read more »

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman: Packers v. Bears 12/16/12

The Bar at the Peninsula, Chicago In the corner booth with Troy Aikman and Joe Buck.  Troy with his scotch, Joe with his Baileys. Troy:  Well Joe, here we go again. The Second City, great bar, and another Bears-Packers game.  Best rivalry in football. Joe: I know, time to put on my game day aura,... Read more »

"You Play to Win the Game!"

Phone ringing, Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2012,  2:00 am. Hizzoner:  (yawning, bleary-eyed, thinking to himself, “Oh God, the red phone. What the hell does Axelrod want now? And, why do we have these land lines anymore?”) “David, can’t this wait till the morning?” Axelrod:  That’s the problem with you Rahm, you’ve gotten too cushy being... Read more »
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Brandon Marshall - It All Comes Down to You

“I have no sympathy whatsoever for 6’4”, 230 lb. men who beat up women.” Spoken well by Hub Arkesh, one of my favorite guests on Chicago Tribune Live, in reference to Marshall Brandon’s transgressions, which were the talk of the show for several days, after learning the Bears signed Jay Cutler’s top receiver from their... Read more »

"Be Careful What You Wish For"

Fast Forward to January 23, 2011. Chris Berman, on ESPN: “Good evening, football fans all around the country. Nothing could have prepared the sports world today for this unimaginable NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.  Tommy, how did this happen?  Tommy Jackson:  “Right you are Chris. ... Read more »

As Wounded Animals: Our Bears Fight Back

Freshman Biology at Bowen High School, taught Suzie Fox and I that wounded animals either seek refuge to die, or fight back.  Not only have our Chicago Bears played as if they were dying a slow death, of late,  but their lack of leadership and offensive play have looked as bad as the Rickets family... Read more »
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Leaders Raise the Level of the Play Around Them

Mark Buehrle won his 2nd Gold Glove for 2010.  Baseball’s managers and coaches got this one right.  This standard was set on the first day of the season with his nearly impossible ” between-his-legs- in -foul –territory toss “to who else, Paul Konerko.  If you ever watched ESPN’s “Plays of the Day”, they showed their... Read more »