Bears 2015

WINTER MEETS BEGIN

7 December: On this day 74 years ago, the second single greatest terror attack was waged against the United States. Japanese bombs and torpedoes killed 2,400 people that day. 9/11 delivered a deadlier total; almost 3,000. A week ago the third most deadly incident occurred in California, and the country is again in mourning. In

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CUB PAYROLL LIMITATIONS

30 November: The facts are in. The Cubs can only add about $20 million to their current payroll. For the time being they will be limited to the $130-140 million range. Now there’s nothing inherently wrong with this; the best thing about financial restrictions is it keeps teams from doing really stupid signings like the

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BEARS, CUTLER BEAT PACKERS IN LAMBEAU

26 November: It was a strange game. Interesting, even fun to watch. But just, well, strange. The Bears got off to their patented slow start, allowing Aaron Rodgers lead his team down the field on their second possession and take an early 7-0 lead. Meanwhile the Bears played both sloppy, and dumb.  12  penalties for 95

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BEARS-PACKERS ON TURKEYDAY. AS GOOD AS IT GETS

26 November: So, after everyone is done feasting on turkey and trimmings, has let their belt out a notch or two, and is enjoying the warm glow of a nice spiced cider the Chicago Bears will play football against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau field. In a predicted ‘wintry mix’. too. According to the

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BEARS SHEAR RAMS 37-13

16 November: Nobody saw THIS coming. Your humble Cubsquest staff did, sort of. We predicted a victory albeit a much thinner margin; 21-17. It’s on John Mullin’s post at Comcast if you’d like to check it out. The game always felt good here. But a butt spanking? A good old fashioned ass whuppin’? Can’t take

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BEARS BEAT CHARGERS; CUTLER SETS BEAR TD RECORD

10 November: It was a strange game with two struggling teams. Dropped passes, missed field goals, incredibly stupid penalties on both sides were the hallmark of the contest. It was, admittedly, ugly. Except when it was beautiful. And there was no more beautiful sight than when Zach Miller pulled down a sweet Cutler spiral with

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THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN SPORTS

23 October: Some of our esteemed and brilliant readers have asked why Cubsquest doesn’t just do all sports 24/7/365. Like Bleacher Reports. Or ESPN. The answer is simple. Baseball guys here. And ones with busy lives that include other, far more mundane AND esoteric pursuits. Our staff includes a business executive, a college professor, a

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CUTLER LEADS BEARS TO STUNNING COMEBACK WIN

12 October: It’s not a good day for those who make a living bashing Jay Cutler. Are you listening Steve Rosenbloom? Or David Kaplan? There are a host of others; he has been a very convenient whipping boy for the media during his tenure as a Bear. Not to relieve him of any culpability. He

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BEARS GET FIRST WIN; BEAT OAKLAND

4 October: It was an ugly affair at Soldier Field. This is where the old axiom, ‘Id rather win ugly than lose pretty’ comes true in spades. This was a game the Bears absolutely HAD to win. Most analysts, including Cubsquest, think the team better than their 0-3 start. They are. But you had to

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DA BEARS: WHAT’S RIGHT, AND WHAT’S WRONG

22 September: So far the predictions of doom and gloom made -gleefully- by the local media have been borne out. The Bears are off to a rough start. But have they been THAT bad? Yes and no. The Green Bay game hinged on 2 plays; John Fox’s decision to go for a TD rather than

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