Chicago Bears: Three positive takeaways in a season to forget

It’s finally over, Bears fans.

No more watching a passionless, unmotivated football team every week. Your energy can now be used watching the Bulls and Blackhawks – teams that are among the best in their respective leagues.

NFL Against The Spread Week 16: Holiday Edition

Picking games in the final two weeks of the NFL regular season tends to be less complicated as teams have different agendas heading towards the end of the year.

Week 14 NFL Against The Spread: Contenders and Pretenders

Unlike the charade that will envelop college football this weekend, it is sheer wins and losses that will determine the NFL playoff field during the next four weeks.

There will be no 12-person committee sitting behind closed doors to determine who is worthy of championship contention. All division winners (even the NFC South) and two wild cards from each conference get in. Style points and who teams played will not matter.

NFL Week 12 Against The Spread Picks: Lake Effect Edition

On the heels of last week’s hugely successful Polar Vortex edition of Against The Spread we bring you the even harsher Lake Effect version.

If you happen to be hunkered down in a western New York snow cave while reading this, don’t fear. Not only do I bring you successful picks, but also the best FanDuel plays for Week 12.

I’ve Never Been More Embarrassed to be a Chicago Bears Fan

Words escaped me as I watched the Chicago Bears look like a happy but blind birthday kid aimlessly swinging at an pinata against the rival Green Bay Packers. I didn’t expect the Bears to win at Lambeau, but I did expect some effort or, at the very least, not an embarrassing performance.

NFL Week 10 Against The Spread Picks: Separation Sunday Edition

A quick look at the NFL standings suggests a mad stretch run to the playoffs begins in Week 10.

NFL Against The Spread Picks Week 7: Cinderella Edition

Normally I do not cross into the baseball world while doing my weekly football piece, but I have to give props to the Kansas City Royals. I did predict them to make the playoffs (at 89-73, thank you very much), but their historic run through the postseason was even beyond my expectation.

NFL Week 5 Against The Spread Picks: Employees of the Month

Against all better judgment, I have elected to do another special Employee Of The Month edition of Against The Spread.

Kurt’s Annual NFL Prediction Spectacular

Now that fantasy drafts have been completed (I think), I can get down to prognosticating the final win-loss records for all 32 NFL teams for 2014.

People continue to warn me against posting such predictions, since it only opens one up to ridicule come December.

All of this is true. But what is the fun of not making educated guesses and a writer putting his or her rear end on the line? Weather forecasters make a living off this daily.

Why Chicago Bears would be idiots to not re-sign Jay Cutler

It was another brutal and disappointing season for the Chicago Bears. For the second year in a row the team has choked when given the opportunity to make the playoffs by winning one of its last two games. Yet, only a day after the loss, the fact the Bears will not be in the playoffs is old news. What everyone wants to know now is whether or not free agent quarterback Jay Cutler will be a Bear next season.

Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler to start in Week 17

With an all-important game on the horizon in Week 17, the Chicago Bears have decided to stick with struggling quarterback Jay Cutler under center. Head coach Marc Trestman made the decision early in the week to avoid any controversy. But there are surely some Bears fans who will want Josh McCown at quarterback after Cutler’s last two weeks.

A Chicago Bears win and good friends made freezing in Cleveland fun

It was 4:30 a.m. when my alarm clock went off Sunday morning. I was tired from not being able to sleep the night before, but I got up and put three or four layers of warm clothes on. I was going to need it. Weather in Cleveland, Ohio was going to be 30 degrees with snow and wind.

Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler regains starting quarterback spot

The Chicago Bears have officially named Jay Cutler their starting quarterback for the team’s Week 15 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. That decision will end Josh McCown’s run as the team’s signal-caller.

Week 15 NFL Against The Spread Picks

Eight hundred and fifty-nine points.

That is nearly 27 points per team from a record-setting Week 14. That number is specially amazing considering one game was played in a freak blizzard and four others were played on snow covered fields, and that doesn’t even count the Arctic conditions in Denver and Chicago.

Chicago Bears: 5 positives in a disappointing season

Here are some things Bears fans can be positive about despite such a disappointing season.