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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte carries the ball against Indianapolis Colts safety Tom Zbikowski on September 9, 2012 during their 2012 NFL season opener at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Nice Win For Bears, But…

A 41-21 opening win is in the books, and nothing happened to derail the story going in — that Cutler with new weapons and new coaches could carry an aging defense to great places.

670 The Score–09/09/2012

Google Bears Search

Wisch: Google Autcomplete ‘Questions’ Chicago’s Sports Teams

Curious about the way that people in different parts of the country stereotype one another, venture capitalist and blogger Renee DiResta recently conducted an informal survey using Google’s quirky autocomplete function.

670 The Score–08/25/2012

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Acquiring Tebow A Bad Idea

Why in God’s name would any team want Tim Tebow? And yes, I did that on purpose.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Ted Phillips

Bernstein: What Are The Bears Doing?

With last week’s rambling, incoherent press conference at Halas Hall providing the perfect symbolic catalyst for his efforts, team president Ted Phillips apparently decided to race back to his office and play Angry Birds.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

20 Fans Arrested At Bears-Packers Game

It turns out some fans got a little out of hand during the Christmas Day Bears-Packers game.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

D.J. Moore  is mobbed by teammates after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: At Least They Didn’t Lose

This one was a must-must, a necessary condition for continuing one’s emotional investment in a severely flawed Bears team, even if one may know better.

670 The Score–10/02/2011

Johnny Knox of the Chicago Bears kneels down injured on the field during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 27-17. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Bears Have Bad Receivers

The reasons for the Bears’ inefficiencies are many, and shared. But, really. Somebody get open.

670 The Score–09/25/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Is Quinn Reneging On Bears-Packers Bet With Wisconsin?

It’s not just Illinois state workers who claim Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t following through on a deal. Wisconsin is still waiting on Quinn to honor the bet he lost when the Chicago Bears fell to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game months ago.

07/18/2011

Julius Peppers and Aaron Rodgers

Packers’ Rodgers Finds Lockout Work, Starts Record Label

NFL players have a lot of extra time on their hands due to the current work stoppage resulting from the lockout. The Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers is making interesting use of his extra time.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Jay Cutler

Rep. Paul Ryan Takes Shots At Jay Cutler

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has gained nationwide attention for his ultraconservative budget plan, but now, he’s also gaining attention among Bears fans for taking some shots at Jay Cutler.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Brett Favre (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Favre Might Not Be Done With Football

Former Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback Brett Favre says he could return to football as a coach or a television analyst, although he has no plans to enter either field anytime soon.

05/06/2011

Devin Hester

Bears’ Super Bowl Odds 28/1, Packers And Patriots Favored

The NFL’s 2011 schedule is out, but the league and the players union are still in the midst of labor negotiations that could threaten some, or all, of the upcoming season.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Carimi Ready As Soon As Lockout Is Over

After being drafted by the Chicago Bears, Gabe Carimi made the quick transition form a Green Bay Packers fan. There’s one more transition he needs to make, and like all NFL rookies, that might take a while.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

Bears Battle Pack On Christmas And Vikings On New Year’s Day

In a year in which the Bears are scheduled to travel to London for their first-ever regular season game across the pond, the team opens at home against Atlanta.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Johnny Jolly

Packers’ Jolly Arrested On Drug Charges

The Green Bay Packers’ defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was arrested on Friday on a drug charge in Houston.

03/25/2011

Chicago Blackhawks

Could The Blackhawks And Packers Have Something In Common?

The Green Bay Packers snuck into the playoffs in the final weeks of the NFL season and ended up winning the Super Bowl. Could the Chicago Blackhawks be on a similar track with 22 games remaining in the regular season?

670 The Score–02/23/2011

Lovie Smith

Bernstein: If Lovie’s Extended, What’s The Reaction?

In a normal situation, it would be completely reasonable and understandable.

670 The Score–02/23/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Holds Off On Honoring Packers

Gov. Pat Quinn has decided not to make good on his Bears-Packers bet with the governor of Wisconsin – at least not now.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Temporary seats at Super Bowl XLV

Relative Of First Packers’ President Lost Seat At Super Bowl

Of the over 100,00 fans who watched the Super Bowl from Cowboys Stadium, 400 were forced to watch it from standing-room positions. And it wasn’t just average Joe’s who were among the 400.

02/10/2011

The Mirage Sports Book

Nevada Sports Books Take Only $724K From Super Bowl

The Super Bowl didn’t go the way the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to to go. And it didn’t go all that well for casinos across the state of Nevada either.

02/08/2011

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