Michael McCaskey doesn’t smoke or swear, but he uses a Fuzzbuster in his Eldorado. He is a businessman whose path to the straight and narrow world of corporate pinstripes included a two-year detour to Ethiopia for the Peace Corps.
Bears president Michael McCaskey relies heavily on the advice of his three top department heads. On draft day, for example, he heads a committee of four that makes decisions based on the input of specialists in coaching, scouting and negotiating.
I find it amusing that Johnny Morris had the nerve to accuse one of the Colts players of “hot-dogging” it into the end zone during a recent Bears game – especially since the Bears boast of having, in my opinion, the premier hot dog in football in Walter Payton.
The Bears still insist they made the correct decision. But they soon may regret trading all three of their picks in the 1984 supplemental draft to the Cleveland Browns for ninth through 12th round picks in the regular draft that same year.
This wasn’t the way Jim McMahon planned it. He’s already in his fourth NFL season, and he’s still a promising quarterback.
The strange saga of how Tampa Bay decided on its placekicker this summer looked like an African version of the Bob Thomas-Kevin Butler affair.
All of the tickets for Sunday’s Bears game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were sold before noon today, so WBBM-TV, channel 2 will show the game live beginning at noon. WGN radio will also carry the game.
The Bears placed tight end Pat Dunsmore (quadricep) on injured reserve and activated defensive lineman Henry Waechter, whom they cut Monday. Waechter cleared waivers and was eligible to be re-signed.
Lance Briggs has taken to Twitter after news broke that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension has been overturned.