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Monday Night Nightmares

The first time the Chicago Bears appeared on Monday Night Football was against the Detroit Lions at old Tiger Stadium in 1970. It was the third game in the history of what would become a sports television phenomenon – football on a weeknight during primetime.  For me, a young Chicago sports fan, I was thrilled to see the Bears in a nationally televised prime-time game. The previous season, my second as a fa ...

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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings: Why the MNF Massacre was The Game of the Year for the 4thPhase

While Devin Hester broke Brian Mitchell's all-time kick return record in just five seasons, with two more games remaining, the Chicago Bears displayed an entirely new mentality. Brett Favre came out slinging with his usual attitude and hype, and usually the Bears would've changed their entire gameplan right then and there. However, to the credit of Mike Martz, balance was still in effect and Chicago's inten ...

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Third and wrong; improvement important on key down

Thanks Sunday, hello Monday. The day is finally here, and once we all survive the grind of work we'll be ready to settle in for one of sports best rivalries: the Chicago Bears vs. the Green Bay Packers. You know all the story lines by now. Two 2-0 teams facing off. Jay Cutler and his rough 2009 season vs. Aaron Rodgers on his Pro Bowl 2009 season. One of the league favorites to play in this year's Super Bow ...

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