Unorthodox

Bryce Callahan’s young NFL career wasn’t easy, but he’ll never let up.

The Thing Is

Ah, it’s that time again. With the 2018 season a few weeks away, and preseason games already upon us, what would the apex of Summer be without some Chicago Bears drama?  What’s “The Thing” this year?  And I’m not talking about the hand running around the Addams Family’s living room. In previous seasons we’ve had…

BFO Podcast e.04 – Jordan Howard Drama

In E04 of the BearsFansOnline Podcast, Chris & Andy ponder the Jordan Howard drama, speculate about Top 10 NFL Draft scenarios, and speculate about Cam Meredith’s likely (or unlikely?) return to the team.

Shock & Aww: Trubisky ushers Bears into new era

Just as Cleveland fans were wiping their brows in relief that their beloved franchise safely selected Myles Garrett, Bears fans suddenly recoiled when news broke that they, not San Francisco, would be picking 2nd overall.  The shock was only bolstered when it was revealed the cost of moving from pick 3 to pick 2: Bears 2017…

Sitting, Wishing, Waiting.

When Ryan Pace took power as General Manager of the Chicago Bears, one of his first actions was to unceremoniously dispatch Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets. Marshall by that point had become something of a franchise pariah, irritating anonymous teammates and making a spectacle of himself in the midst of a disappointing season. …

The Quagmire of Offseason Melancholy

The central crux of being a sports fan, particularly of a historically bad franchise, is to hold out hope that one day we can be there to see our team win it all.  The Cubs history-smashing title this past November was one for the ages, and is a shining example of what bad teams want…

Jimmy Garoppolo & The Quest For Truth

It’s about time we talked about this, because for Bears fans, Jimmy Garoppolo is a name that has swirled in undefined suspension for months now in various forms of emotion: Hope for the possibility that an Illinois kid can come home and take the Bears to the promised land. Fear that the cost for acquiring…

I hate Aaron Rodgers.

The title pretty much sums it up.  I hate this guy. I hate him because I’m jealous.  I’m jealous of the Green Bay Packers for having a guy this talented fall into their laps late in the 2005 NFL Draft; I’m jealous because he’s gone 33-19 against the NFC North with a ridiculous 111-21 touchdown-to-interception…

Bears Offseason Crystal Ball

The 2017 Chicago Bears are currently in an amorphous state – a primordial soup of elements that haven’t yet become the mudfish scraping its way along a sandy shore, gulping its first breath of air.  Free agency and the draft will give us a clearer picture about this team’s immediate future, but before the 2016…

Learning to Win

What a season. I don’t want you to read that sentence in your head in the voice of a person who has just eaten a satisfying meal, patting their belly contentedly while leaning back in a creaking chair. I don’t want you to read that sentence in your head in the voice of a person…