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  • Ditka calls Obama 'the worst president we've ever had'

    03/04/2016 7:40:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris De Luca
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Donald Trump to the Chicago Sun-Times, blasted President Obama during a radio appearance Thursday."Obama is the worst president we've ever had," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk during an appearance on their morning show on WABC-AM in New York.Ditka, who guided the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory, questioned Obama’s skills as a leader. "Barack Obama's a fine man. I mean, he's pleasant," Ditka said. "He would be great to play golf with. He's not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It...
  • Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will fire Mike Pettine

    01/03/2016 9:57:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 at 04:20 a.m. | Ian Rapoport
    immediately after the regular season ends. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has already made the decision to fire coach Mike Pettine, multiple sources say, and it is likely general manager Ray Farmer will be shown the door, as well. Pettine leaves after just two seasons full of quarterback movement and a woeful defense. Farmer likely will leave despite never hiring his own head coach. Haslam has already laid the groundwork for the move, doing work on potential candidates and seeing who will be available to him. It ends a tumultuous tenure for Cleveland, filled with dysfunction, in-fighting, failed player acquisitions and...
  • Bears clean house: GM Emery, Trestman fired

    12/29/2014 8:21:14 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    abc 17 ^ | 12-20-2014
    Trestman was hired in a winding interview process that included more than 12 candidates. The other finalist for the opening was Bruce Arians, who just completed a 10-6 season with the Arizona Cardinals. Trestman said Sunday he planned to return, but after a 6-10 finish and drama-filled season, his fate was determined several weeks ago. The Bears lost five straight games to end the season and eight of their final 10. Chicago was 8-8 in 2013. Billed as a quarterback whisperer, Trestman had strong results as a rookie coach. The Bears finished second in the NFL in scoring to the...
  • Bears' Melton arrested after bar altercation(Another millionaire NFL player busted for thuggery)

    12/22/2013 1:55:10 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 24 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/22/2013 | Rich Campbell
    Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication after he was arrested early Sunday morning at a sports bar in Grapevine, Texas. Eberling said the police report indicates that Melton punched the restaurant manager in the face and bit him on the arm. Four restaurant staff security people were needed to restrain Melton on the ground until police arrived,
  • Mike Ditka, Former Chicago Bears Coach, Wishes He’d Run Against Obama

    10/13/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies ^ | October 13, 2013 | Todd Cunningham
    He regrets not taking on the President in the 2004 for Illinois Senate seat: “He probably wouldn’t be in the White House” Gruff Mike Ditka, the former head coach of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears and a commentator for ESPN, wishes he had called one more running play. Specifically, he said this week that he regrets not running against President Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race and called it “the biggest mistake I’ve ever made.”
  • Cutler Backing Romney in Election

    11/05/2012 4:45:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2012 | Fred Mitchell
    SNIP Appearing on his weekly segment of the "Jay Cutler Show" on WMVP-AM 1000 on Monday, the Bears quarterback was asked by co-host Tom Waddle about his voting preference: Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. "That's a touchy subject," Cutler said initially. "Yeah, I have been following the debates and everything. I do live in Tennessee. I'm voting for Mitt (Romney) this election season." Cutler then quickly asked co-hosts Waddle and Marc Silverman their voting choice. "I'm voting for Mitt Romney, as well," Waddle said. As many in attendance at Tommy Nevin's in Evanston booed, Waddle added: "That's what this country...
  • Week Two NFL Picks

    09/12/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 3 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    Thursday, September 13 Chicago (1-0) at Green Bay (0-1) 8:20 p.m. [Line: Packers by 7] Last week: Packers lost at home to the 49ers 30-22; Bears won at home against the Colts 41-21. Chicago's offense looked unstoppable in Week 1, both on the ground and through the air. But let's remember that they were playing the Colts. The Packers could not run the ball last week, but keep in mind that they were playing the 49ers. RJ's Pick: Green Bay by 3
  • The Bears Brandon Marshall Is My New Tim Tebow

    06/25/2012 1:52:09 PM PDT · by rightjb · 6 replies ^ | 6-25-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
      Yep.  You heard it right.  After being pessimistically distant from any good expectations out of ‘da Bears - much less happy about who they ARE as people – I am now rooting for Brandon Marshall the way I did Tim Tebow last season.Unlike some fans who only root for winners regardless of how immoral, crude or unlikeable their sports heroes are – I’m ain’t one of ‘em.  Having a likeable or loveable player isn’t MORE important to me than winning, but, it is a requirement for my affection.  For instance, I could never root for Mike Tyson as long...
  • Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith Calls on Blacks to Back Obama

    03/12/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith wants African-Americans to “be patient and look into the future,” setting aside any disappointment in President Obama to actively support his campaign for a second term. “Our future’s looking bright, because I trust the man who’s leading us. And that man is Barack Obama,” Smith, 53, says in a new Obama campaign Web video to promote the group African-Americans for Obama. “I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.” Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say...
  • Green Bay Packers Football vs. Christmas (WI)

    12/21/2005 1:21:27 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies · 1,120+ views via AP Wire ^ | December 21, 2005 | Robert Imrie
    (Demand for tickets down for Bears game Sunday...) With the Green Bay Packers coming off a woeful loss to Baltimore and about to play their first-ever Christmas Day game at Lambeau Field, some fans and brokers report declining demand for tickets - even though Sunday's opponent is the archrival Chicago Bears. Longtime season ticket-holder William Swetlik of Green Bay has two tickets for sale - at face value - for a Bears game he hates to miss. "Christmas Day is for Christ, not for football, and for my family," he said. "I want to be home with the kids. We...
  • Tests Confirm Thousand Oaks [California] High School Quarterback Died From Heroin Overdose

    12/23/2011 4:50:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 23, 2011 2:27 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBS) — A toxicology report found that the 18-year-old son of a former NFL quarterback died from a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said. Thousand Oaks High School backup quarterback Griffen Kramer was found dead in his Agoura Hills home on Oct. 30. Friends told investigators that Kramer began foaming at the mouth while doing heroin with them. Authorities say one of his friends took him home and hoped he would sleep it off. Police have arrested five people in connection with Kramer’s death. Griffen Kramer’s father, Erik, played in the NFL for 12 years.
  • Chicago's Sam Hurd cut from team after drug arrest, GM says

    12/16/2011 1:00:41 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Cnn ^ | 12/16/11 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    According to the complaint, Hurd, 26, whose base salary was $685,000 this year, met with a confidential informant and federal agent at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Rosemont, Illinois, on Wednesday. There, the complaint says, he told the pair that he and another person were running 4 kilograms of cocaine into the Chicago area each week, but his supplier couldn’t keep up. He then allegedly worked out a deal to receive 5 to 10 kilograms of coke (at $25,000 apiece) and half a ton of marijuana (at $450 a pound) per week. For the math-challenged, that’s a minimum of $575,000 worth...
  • Denver beats Chicago--13-10 overtime

    12/11/2011 4:31:42 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Can ago explain this..
  • Former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton Declines White House visit over Obama

    09/28/2011 11:02:09 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 41 replies
    WLS 890 AM ^ | 28 September 2011 | Adam Zielinski
    Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Dan Hampton says he will not be joining his fellow teammates when they visit the White House next month. Hampton, a member of the Bears 1985 Super Bowl championship team, made the comments on Chicago's Mully and Hanley radio show Monday. "It's my personal choice," the four-time Pro Bowler said. "I don't choose to go." Hampton said he was bothered that the invitation did not include players' wives and children and added, "Secondly, I’m not a fan of the guy in the White House, and third, it was 25 years ago. Let it go.” Obama,...
  • President Obama likes the Bears over the Packers, 20-17

    01/23/2011 1:20:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 178 replies
    The president is a Chicago Bears fan, and has already committed to attending the Super Bowl if the Bears get there be beating the Packers on Sunday. Friday, he busted out a prediction for the game, too. From the Chicago Tribune: Obama’s guessing the Bears win, 20-17, according to White House spokesman Matt Lehrich. Why? “The difference in the game: the crowd and venue of Soldier Field,” Lehrich quoted Obama as saying.
  • [Detroit] Lions news is bad news

    12/12/2006 10:07:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 419 replies · 3,799+ views ^ | December 12, 2006 | Os Davis
    ...With a record of 2-11, the silver-and-Honolulu blue are firmly entrenched at No. 32 on any power poll in this spiral arm of the galaxy. Entrenched, that is, until another loss drops them behind Ohio State, Florida and the Hamburg Sea Devils. Think it can't get worse? Hey, this is the Lions. NFL schedule makers saw fit to arrange the endgame Kitty Cats' so, so long season likewise: at the Green Bay Packers where the Lions haven't won since a guy named Brett Favre took over there (that's right, 1992); against the Chicago Bears in a game which figures to...
  • Cutler's 3 TD passes lead Bears past Cowboys 27-20

    09/19/2010 2:08:49 PM PDT · by Immerito · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 19, 2010 | JAIME ARON
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jay Cutler can't lose. Tony Romo can't win. What a surprise for both the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. Cutler threw three touchdown passes and Romo wasn't able to respond, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 27-20 victory Sunday. The Bears come away 2-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl season in 2006. Dallas fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2001, when Quincy Carter took over for the retired Troy Aikman at quarterback. Cowboys loyalists will remember the 1993 season starting 0-2 and ending with a Super Bowl championship, but that club got...
  • Mama's boy, man's man ["she leapt from the [abortion] table and fled"]

    04/30/2010 4:26:42 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 19 replies · 978+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4-30-10 | Neil Hayes
    It's why he accepted a position switch when others might have transferred. It's why the quarterback-turned-receiver who led the nation with 155 receptions and 19 touchdowns last season wasn't bitter when 255 players had been drafted by the NFL and he wasn't among them. It's why he considers his against-the-odds opportunity to make the Bears' roster -- a journey that begins today at a three-day rookie minicamp at Halas Hall -- ''a dream come true.'' ''It has everything to do with my maturity level as a 23-year-old man,'' ex-Bowling Green receiver and Homewood-Flossmoor standout Freddie Barnes said. ''People looked down...
  • ‘Refrigerator’ Perry hospitalized in SC

    04/22/2009 9:13:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 985+ views
    AIKEN, S.C. Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William “The Refrigerator” Perry remains hospitalized in South Carolina. Aiken Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Melissa Summer said Wednesday that Perry is in serious condition. The 46-year-old Perry has been hospitalized to deal with complications from Guillain-Barre (gee-LAN’ bah-RAY’) Syndrome, a chronic inflammation disorder of the peripheral nerves.
  • Jay Cutler Tells Denver Fans Where They Can “Stick It”

    04/05/2009 1:36:20 PM PDT · by writer33 · 27 replies · 957+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/05/09 | Chris Davis
    Chicago—In an exclusive interview with the Chicago Tribune, Jay Cutler—now the quarterback of the Chicago Bears—cut loose, telling Denver Broncos fans exactly where they can stick their whining. Denver Broncos fans have been complaining for weeks that Jay Cutler was whining about the trade talks, and acting like a child. So, in the interview with the paper, he fired back at the thousands of fans that have been complaining. “I’m sick and tired of those whining little babies,” fired Cutler. “They all need to grow up. They can stick their whining right up their $#@! I’m back home in old...
  • It turns out we may not be 'big-brained apes' after all (Darwin shown to be wrong)

    09/01/2007 9:02:38 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 316 replies · 4,753+ views
    The Indianapolis Star | August 26, 2007 | Emily Brown
    Link Only: It turns out we may not be 'big-brained apes' after all - Researcher says Darwin's theory overstated the similarities between human, animal brains
  • Ladies and's the FR Official Singles Thread! hosted by GOP_Raider

    04/27/2007 4:02:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 91 replies · 1,337+ views
    With the blessing of DollyCali, I will be your host for this, the NFL Draft weekend! A certain percentage of you probably don't know me, and some of you do. So let me give you the crash course, impromptu introduction... GOP_Raider, a distinguished and wise poster at Free Republic, is a senior fellow at the National Institute of Hitting It. He is the author of such wisecracks as "Does Ted Kennedy cure hangovers by never sobering up?" and "Annoying liberals before annoying liberals was cool." GOP_Raider is single and lives in a well-armed compound somewhere in the western United States....
  • Bears fans lacked class during visit by Saints (Whine Alert)

    01/25/2007 12:47:41 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 50 replies · 2,223+ views
    Mercury News ^ | January 24, 2007 | John Ryan
    In most NFL observers' minds, the Eagles and Raiders vie for supremacy atop the list of knucklehead fans. So it is with irony that we note the behavior of Chicago Bears die-hards. Remember when Hurricane Katrina hit? The Saints played their next exhibition game in Oakland, and emotion -- and donations -- flowed. Yeah. Not so much in Chicago. The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald talked with several Saints fans about their experiences at the NFC championship, which included: • Signs reading ``Bears Finish What Katrina Started'' and ``Ride your boat back to New Orleans, Katrina victims.'' (The newspaper has a...
  • Chicago Bears Favored for Third Road Game Win in a Row

    11/22/2006 11:22:14 AM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 36 replies · 805+ views
    Online Casino Crawler ^ | November 22, 2006 | Online Casino Crawler
    The early Las Vegas consensus favors The Chicago Bears (9-1) in their match up against the New England Patriots (7-3) by 3 points -- a mere field goal. But I think the Nov. 26 game may be even closer than that. Last Sunday, the Bears demonstrated they are the premier team of the NFC with the 10-0 win at the Meadowlands, vs. the ridiculous New York Jets. Despite getting just 121 passing yards from Quarterback Rex Grossman, they prevailed. But they must play much better offensively this week in their third road game in a row. I don't know if...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD, Sunday, Jan.15,2006

    01/15/2006 9:24:47 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 2,034 replies · 23,794+ views
    Pittsburgh vs. Indianapolis 1:00 PM EST Carolina vs. Chicago 4:30 PM EST
  • bears playoff ticket rule: no hoosiers

    12/30/2005 9:12:18 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 19 replies · 638+ views
    Post-Tribune ^ | Dec. 30, 2005 | staff report
    Northwest Indiana football fans might live and die for the Chicago Bears. But don’t try telling that to the team’s ticket office. Though Hoosiers have streamed across the border for generations, apparently the love goes only one way. Single-ticket playoff seats are for Illinois residents only. Local season-ticket holders like Jim Spasoff will be spared. The Crown Point man’s dad had season tickets from 1946, and now he has them. As for his fellow Hoosiers who might have hoped to score a pair of tickets, he says they have a reason to be peeved. “Wow! That’s awful,” he said. “I...
  • Chicago Mayor Daley believes city would welcome second NFL franchise

    12/30/2005 3:01:13 PM PST · by mainepatsfan · 33 replies · 355+ views
    Mayor: Second City would welcome second NFL team Associated Press click this CHICAGO -- Mayor Richard Daley believes getting a second NFL franchise could enhance the city's chances of a successful bid for the 2016 Olympics. Daley says bringing another football team to Chicago would make it more feasible to build a domed stadium with a capacity of at least 80,000. That would be a major component of the city's Olympics bid. The renovated Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, seats just 61,500. The mayor said Thursday that a new stadium would have to be used after the Olympics...
  • Fans to be searched at Bears game Sunday

    12/14/2005 11:29:10 AM PST · by JZelle · 13 replies · 532+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-14-05 | UPI
    Fans at Sunday's Chicago Bears game will be searched for prohibited items as the team complies with new NFL rules to guard against terrorism. The National Football League started the pat-down rule this year but a conflict between the team and the Chicago Park District, which owns Soldier Field, has delayed the searches. The Chicago Sun-Times said the Bears are the last team in the NFL to start searching fans. Among the items banned are weapons, alcohol, balloons, beach balls and umbrellas. Male and female security guards will conduct the frisk searches on same sex fans. Those who refuse the...
  • ExtremeSkins Fan View: Loaded For Bear

    09/09/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies · 808+ views ^ | September 8, 2005 | Mark Steven
    An anonymous wise man once said, "the only good preseason is a finished preseason...with, like, no major injuries." Perhaps our undercover wise man fails to quite stand alongside Longfellow for etymological elegance, but he was most assuredly on point in the case of the 2005 Washington Redskins. Roughly four days hence, what transpired over the past four weeks will be but a fleeting memory--the casually discarded satin prelude to an evening of intimate revelry. Ahem. Bottom line, the 2005 preseason was a good one. And that's all I have to say about that. When we last left the real Washington...
  • ND (Notre Dame) Board of Trustees member resigns after being charged with battery (Dave Duerson)

    02/07/2005 6:48:59 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 502+ views
    WNDU South Bend ^ | February 7, 2005 | WNDU
    Notre Dame, IN - Dave Duerson, who played football for the Irish, was a well-known member of the Chicago Bears and a Notre Dame Board of Trustees member, has been charged with striking his wife while visiting South Bend last week. Late Monday afternoon, St. Joseph County prosecutor Mike Dvorak filed battery charges against Dave Duerson. According to a release from the prosecutor's office, Duerson and his wife got into an argument in their room and Duerson hit his wife in their room at the Morris Inn just last Thursday. The report goes on to say Duerson then pushed his...
  • Source: Bears intend to sign QB George (Jeff George comeback)

    11/27/2004 9:43:53 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 45 replies · 2,244+ views
    AP ^ | 11-28-04 | Rick Gano
    Source: Bears intend to sign QB George 11/28/2004, 12:03 a.m. ET By RICK GANO The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Struggling desperately at quarterback, the Chicago Bears intend to sign veteran Jeff George, a team source said Saturday night. The Bears will sign George on Monday, the source said on the condition of anonymity. The 36-year-old George is a 12-year veteran who has not played since he was released by the Washington Redskins in 2001. Chicago's quarterback woes began in the third week of the season when starter Rex Grossman sustained a season-ending knee injury. Backup Jonathan Quinn struggled and...
  • Da candidate? (New name tossed into [IL] Senate mix: Mike Ditka)

    07/08/2004 4:56:19 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 1,065+ views
    Daily Southtown ^ | July 8, 2004 | Kristen McQueary
    Could "da coach" pursue a new title as "da senator?" A group of grassroots GOP loyalists are trying to recruit former Bears coach Mike Ditka to run for U.S. Senate or Illinois Republican Party chairman in December. But are they serious? "Dead serious," said Tom Pence of Oswego, a Kendall County GOP committeeman who co-founded the Web site The goal of his group is to gather 10,000 signatures to convince Ditka to lead the Republican Party after Chairwoman Judy Baar Topinka ends her term. "I think Judy has done a great job bringing new people to the party," Pence...
  • Bears Name Lovie Smith as Head Coach

    01/14/2004 3:30:59 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 8 replies · 262+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | January 14, 2004 | AP
    LAKE FOREST (AP) After turning around the St. Louis Rams' defense, Lovie Smith is taking on the Chicago Bears. Smith was hired Wednesday as the Bears new head coach, and he will be introduced at a news conference Thursday, team spokesman Scott Hagel said. Smith was given a four-year deal to replace Dick Jauron, who was fired Dec. 29. "There's a position right for everyone," Smith said Tuesday when he came to Chicago for his second interview. "And I'm hoping this position is what is right for me." The Bears focused on Smith and Pittsburgh offensive line coach Russ Grimm...
  • Bears fire head coach

    12/29/2003 11:31:19 AM PST · by Thane_Banquo · 136 replies · 181+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/29/2003
    Dick Jauron, 35-46 with only one winning season in five years as the Bears head coach, has been fired with one year remaining on his contract. He got the news about 9 a.m. Monday morning in a meeting with general manager Jerry Angelo. "Simply put, expectations were not met," Angelo said in a Monday afternoon press conference. He also said that the team needs to win "on a more consistent basis."
  • Former Bears coach undergoes hip surgery (Da Coach, Iron Mike Ditka)

    11/01/2003 6:13:52 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 365+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | November 1, 2003 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka underwent hip surgery Saturday and was expected to make a quick recovery after a fall in his home, according to a business partner. ``He is out of surgery and doing fine,'' Ditka's Restaurant managing partner Todd Gunderson said. He was unsure whether the hip was broken or needed replacement. Ditka, a Hall of Fame tight end who played most of his career with the Bears and coached them to victory in the 1986 Super Bowl, already has had both hips replaced -- one of them twice. Gunderson said Ditka was expected...