"...where it's not your father's dog and pony show."
Smith inducted into Texas Sports HOF Mayer: Back in his home state, Bears coach Lovie Smith was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2011 Wednesday night in Waco.
Bears need help at tight end Pompei: The tight end offerings in the 2012 NFL draft are sparse.
Kahlil Bell working out with Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow McClure: Bell volunteered to run routes for Tebow as the quarterback continued to work on his passing game.
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Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag The Tribune's Bears columnist fields questions on wide receivers, the draft vs. free agency and more in his weekly mailbag.
Florio: Bears Need To Make Decision On Forte WSCR: With the deadline rapidly approaching for the Bears to either sign or franchise tag Matt Forte, a decision could be coming soon.
Hines Ward says he’ll play again Florio: The Steelers announced on Wednesday that receiver Hines Ward will be cut. In response, Ward said he still wants to play.
Bears schedule: Whither goest Green Bay? John 'Moon' Mullin takes a look at the struggling areas in the Packers' roster and says if there is a top-three need for Green Bay, the Bears and the rest of the division could be in trouble. Lions likely to address 'D'
SwiftBow Can Take Lessons from CavCut The New York Post reports that Denver quarterback Tim Tebow and everyone's favorite adorable singer Taylor Swift had dinner together in Los Angeles last week, in case you haven't vomited yet today.
Don Banks: 2012 Scouting Combine awards: The awards season might be over for the movies now that the Oscars have wrapped, but the dog and pony show known as the NFL's scouting season is just getting started with the week-long NFL Scouting Combine over in Indianapolis.
Is it time to rethink the Combine? Bechta: Some NFL coaches and personnel evaluators are open to substantial change. You betcha'.
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