Author: Matt Clapper

Bears’ Biggest Draft Need Was Hope; And They Delivered

My brain keeps telling me to be skeptical about this pick. Forty years of being a Bears’ fan has engrained within me an almost permanent cynicism when it comes to any quarterback-related decision made by this franchise. The Bears’ ineptitude when it comes to the quarterback position, epic to say...

The Last Dance of Ryan Pace?

Ever heard the name Stu Inman? As a Chicago sports fan, you should be familiar with him. In fact, you owe him an everlasting debt of gratitude. Why? Because he’s the man who passed up on Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft, instead opting for Kentucky big man Sam...

The Rivalry We Need…Now More than Ever

It was October, 1985. In the laundry room of the humble, 2-bedroom house that was my childhood home, hung a team photo of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Although only five-years-old at the time, I had the names and jersey numbers of the entire roster memorized. This is no exaggeration. My parents would...

Eggnog, Mistletoe, and the Bears’ Never-Ending Search for a Quarterback

The holiday shopping season may be over, but the Bears’ seemingly-annual search for a quarterback is just beginning. Dec. 25th has come and gone, and after the month-long buildup (or months-long buildup if you’re Costco) to the holidays, all that is left to do now is to breakdown the Amazon boxes, put away the...