1. 10 Chicago Bears on the Hot Seat in 2012

    With high expectations come great opportunity. But when those expectations aren't fulfilled, there can be hell to pay. So it goes for the 10 Bears on this list...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 10,686 reads 48 comments

  2. Dale Sveum Just Keeping Seat Warm Until Chicago Cubs Contend in 2015

    Don't pity Cubs manager Dale Sveum . He has one of only 32 major league managing jobs in the world and earns millions of dollars. Plus, he knew what he was getting into when he accepted the position...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 3,008 reads 14 comments

  3. Missing Pieces the Chicago Bears Could Still Get

    The NFL free-agency period has come and (almost) gone—there are still some unsigned players out there—and the draft has been completed. Teams like the Bears have also signed some undrafted free agents...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 13,758 reads 28 comments

  4. Odds Each of the Chicago Bears' Undrafted Free Agents Make the 53-Man Roster

    Shortly after the 2012 NFL Draft, the Bears signed 11 undrafted free agents. Some of these players will get a look but either injuries or poor performance will make them go away...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 8,052 reads 49 comments

  5. Former Slugger Mike Sweeney Joins Bob Salomon's Vision to Reshape Sports

    Cubs fans, I'd like to share something with you that is a rare positive story in today's otherwise negative baseball world, in the hope that you will join me in helping Bob Salomon...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 603 reads 0 comments

  6. Chicago Cubs: 5 Reasons Why Life as Worst Team Is Not so Bad

    At the time of this writing, the Chicago Cubs were tied with the Minnesota Twins as MLB 's worst team. But having finally broken a long and arduous losing streak that tested even the most die-hard fans, I think we already know they are bad...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 5,909 reads 18 comments

  7. Chicago Bears: 8 Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise in OTAs

    With the Bulls and Blackhawks out of their respective playoffs, and neither baseball team in first place—the Cubs are awful, though the Sox are playing well—there is more attention than usual on the Bears ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 13,998 reads 28 comments

  8. Chicago Bears: 7 Things We've Learned This Offseason

    Bears fans understood that if Chicago had even a halfway decent backup to Jay Cutler last season, the team would have made the playoffs. So, with good health and solid backups in place, optimism reigns at Halas Hall this spring...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 4,623 reads 13 comments

  9. Pitcher Mordecai 'Three Finger' Brown Never Let Obstacles Stand in His Way

    All one has to know about Mordecai Brown to understand that he is a man who had to overcome an obstacle in his life is to know that his nickname is “Three Finger...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 474 reads 0 comments

  10. Ronnell Lewis' Extraordinary Path to the NFL

    You may not have heard of Ronnell Lewis, but if he has his way, you will. The 6’2”, 253-pound pass-rushing outside linebacker has persevered despite back and neck injuries, so one shouldn’t bet against him...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  11. Jason Lester Never Let Disability Stop Him from Becoming an 'Ultra-Man'

    Jason Lester is an endurance athlete who was able to achieve phenomenal success despite the death of his father and the loss of his arm in a horrible car accident...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 1,953 reads 1 comments

  12. The Chicago Bears' 10 Best & Worst Moves of the 2012 Offseason

    The Bears have quietly (and not so quietly) had a very good offseason. Many of the moves that new GM Phil Emery made were under-the-radar additions, except for Brandon Marshall , who was easily the best addition of the offseason for Chicago...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 15,247 reads 62 comments

  13. Cubs' Pathetic Performances vs. White Sox Making Mockery of Crosstown Classic

    As the Cubs whimpered to the finish line at their home ballpark on Sunday, there was a feeling "sweeping" over the Northsiders that the annual series between the Chicago rivals has become a joke...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 780 reads 5 comments

  14. The Latest Dish on Cubs Prospects Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo

    As Cubs fans, whether we are hoping to defy the odds and win early—or, like me, want to see Theo Epstein's plan mature to fruition—we all want what's best for the team we bleed Cubs blue for...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 4,657 reads 0 comments

  15. Top 9 Position Battles to Watch in Chicago Bears Training Camp

    For the most part, the Bears are a veteran team that is trying to win a Super Bowl while the window is still open...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 4,043 reads 15 comments

  16. Willie O'Ree, the Jackie Robinson of Hockey, Deserves to Be Celebrated

    Back in 1958 the world was a different place. Racism was more openly rampant and no black person had ever taken the ice in the NHL . But Willie O’Ree came along and changed all that...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 1,541 reads 0 comments

  17. Wrestling Champ Anthony Robles Strives Past Disability to Reach Success

    When you think of Anthony Robles, you can’t help but think of perseverance and the fortitude to get past all of life’s setbacks and still achieve greatness...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 552 reads 0 comments

  18. The 30 Most Well-Groomed Athletes in Sports

    Sports figures are often portrayed as gritty, tough professionals with eye black on and blood on their face. But off the court, field or diamond, they are people, just like you and me...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 40,648 reads 39 comments

  19. Chicago Cubs Need to Start Trading off Moveable Pieces to Build for Tomorrow

    Tom Ricketts didn't want to tell you this. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer won't publicly admit it. But even Dale Sveum, whose managerial career may depend on winning, must know. The Cubs brass harbored no illusions of being competitive this season...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 3,870 reads 83 comments

  20. Recovery: How NBA Lottery Teams Can Make the 2013 Playoffs

    There are 14 NBA teams that will take part in the 2012 NBA draft lottery. While these teams represent the worst of the NBA this year, at least record-wise, for some, it will not take that much to get back into the playoffs...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 16,409 reads 63 comments

  21. NBA Draft Focus: Whose Draft Stock Is Falling?

    On June 28, the 2012 NBA draft will commence, and NBA teams are searching high and low for that next superstar player who will take them to the next level...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 24,540 reads 23 comments

  22. Chicago Cubs: Are We Witnessing the End of Kerry Wood?

    As Kerry Wood completed coughing up a win to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night, he proceeded to do his best Carlos Zambrano imitation, throwing his glove and hat into the stands ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 1,904 reads 10 comments

  23. 6 Reasons Chicago Bears Will Improve (Record-Wise) from Last Season

    Regardless of how you personally graded the Bears' draft, one thing that most Bears fans can agree on is that there is a very good chance that 2012 will be a much better season than last year...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about 2 years ago 7,164 reads 37 comments

  24. Analyzing the Chicago Bears Offense After Offseason Improvements

    While the Bears haven't made any upgrades on the offensive line, they have added two starting wide receivers and a backup tight end to a roster badly in need of improvement...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 9,999 reads 23 comments

  25. Chicago Bears 2012 Draft: Grading Rounds 4 Through 7

    The 2012 NFL Draft has ended, and while it was one of the more interesting drafts in recent memory, it was an especially important one for the Bears , who are expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 8,575 reads 60 comments