Since this site was established in 2000, I have been fortunate
to have been interviewed for stories in several different publications, served
as Bears radio reporter for Pro Football Central, and have appeared on
television. If you're in the media and are looking for colorful, informed
opinions on Chicago Bears History that come from a FAN,
See below for links to media featuring Bearshistory.com and
The author of BearsHistory.com is available to
speak to your group about the Chicago Bears.
Chicago Huddle-Comcast SportsNet-December 2010
The website and our
Chicago Bears Bar
profiled on Comcast SportsNet's Chicago Huddle.
Click the photo to watch.
CLTV Garrard McClendon Live, August 6, 2008
appeared on CLTV's Garrard McClendon Live on August 6, 2008 to discuss the
Bears' new policy preventing tailgating during games. Click the photo for a
link to the clips.
CBS Morning News, January 19, 2007
I participated in CBS 2's morning news show outside
frigid Soldier Field on January 19th with Randy Salerno, Ed Curran, Zach
Zaidman and my buddies from 3dollarcooler.org. Great time.
WGN Morning News, January 18, 2007
On January 18th, I was asked to appear on WGN's Morning
News to discuss the site and the Bears' NFC Championship hopes. The segment was
awesome, and I thank Robin, Larry and their staff for having me on. Click the
photo for the video clip.
CLTV Profile, January 12, 2007
Jim Wagner and his crew did an awesome job profiling this site on their January
12th, 2007 newscast. Jim is a Bears fan like myself, just a few years
older than me and a guy that grew up 10 miles away from me, emulating Walter
Payton in his backyard. He did a great job on this piece.
Fox News in the Morning, December 2004
the photo for a 15 mb download of my appearance with the famous (infamous?)
Bruce Wolf of various Chicago media outlets. I was surprised by this call from
a Fox producer asking me to appear in the morning two days from then to promote
History Channel Tailgating, Fall 2003
the opportunity in 2002 to be filmed for The History Channel's special on the
history of tailgating in 2002. That year a great producer piled in the van and
rode with us to Green Bay to tailgate before that Bears loss. The Chicago fans
were only featured for 90 seconds, but we were on up front, which was very
Radio Season Opener Interview
-Interview prior to 2012 season opener with
WGN's JC Corcoran,
September 9, 2012.
-Interview prior to 2010 NFC Championship game with
WGN's Nick Digilio,
January 22, 2011.
-Interview to discuss 2010 Divisional Playoff matchup
January 14, 2011.
with Richard Cross Interview
-Interview to discuss 2010 Divisional
Playoff matchup on Sports Talk
with Richard Cross,
January 13, 2011.
Score Radio Interview February 2007
who invited me on his show
The Final Score
on the eve of the Super Bowl. The show aired on
WSTC 1400/WNLK 1350 in New Haven, CT. Click the link to listen to the
The guys at
Outside the Loop Radio
did a nice interview with me on February 1st.
Click the link to listen.
Only a Game December 2007
NPR's Only a Game
asked me to contribute to a piece on great blowouts
in history. Click the link to listen.
Pro Football Central Radio, 2003-2004
Bears-Rams 2003 Report
Report from 2003 prior to Bears-Rams meeting.
Follow up comments from the hosts following my report.
Bears-Lions 2003 Report
Report prior to Bears-Lions game.
Preview 2004 Live
Interviewed live on Pro Football Central previewing the 2004
Bears, May 2004.
Buff: It's rare for Bears, Packers to be good at same time"
Christopher Placek for Daily Herald,
January 22, 2011.
by Mike Hines for Chicago Tribune RedEye Edition
September 14, 2007. The BearsHistory
featured in Chicago Tribune's RedEye Edition. Click the image
to the left for the photos and article.
Bears Fans Hit the Road"
by Tom Weir of USA Today
, September 9
2002. Tom rode with us on our early-morning trip to Champaign for the Bears'
opener that year. He flew in from him home in Tennessee the night
before, stayed in a hotel near my house, and he and the photographer (Todd
Buchanan, see the link to his work on my links page) met our roadtrip group at
my house. On the 2 1/2 hour drive to Champaign, he interviewed me and my
friend Brian Grabowski (yes, that's his real name) for the article.
polarizes Bear fans"
by Wayne Drehs of espn.com
, January 11,
2007. Wayne Drehs of espn.com contacted me to contribute to his piece on Rex
Grossman entering the 2007 playoffs. This is a great article that
documents how strange it's been to watch seemingly the best and worst
quarterback the Bears have had in 20 years.
Goes from Grandstand to Bookstand"
by Robert Sanchez of theDaily Herald
January 2, 2005. Illinois Institute of Technology did a better job promoting my
book than anyone else, and this story was prompted by a press release they sent
"Plainfield Native Pens Chicago Bears Book"
Shannon McCarthy of the Plainfield Enterprise
, December 1, 2004. Article
written by the paper in the town in which I grew up.
Too, Can Dress Like Da Coach, My Friend"
by Robert Sanchez of the Daily
, May 27, 2005. Robert asked me for a quote for a story he was
working on when Mike Ditka released a line of tropical shirts in 2005.
Senator Would've Been Fun"
by Dave Wilson of the Joliet Herald News
2004. My friend Dave Wilson imagines Da Coach as Illinois Senator.
Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic asked me a few
questions about the 1985 Bears in this article prior to Super Bowl 42. Just too
bad the 2007 Bears weren't in attendance at the Super Bowl, as was expected of
Books-Available in a Bookstore Near You
Bears History, by Roy Taylor 2004:
Click the graphic to learn more
about the book I wrote in 2004.
Memories: The Chicago-Green Bay Rivalry, by Beth Gorr 2005:
Beth is a
staff reporter for the Bear Report
who I've gotten to know over the last
couple years. She has just completed this book on the Bear-Packer rivalry. I
contributed a chapter to the book. Click the image to go to Amazon.com for more
details or to purchase it.
Chicago Bears: Yesterday & Today, by Jeff Davis 2009:
Jeff, who I'm
thankful to call a friend, did a great job on this pictorial story of Bears
History. I also proofread this book prior to its release. Click the image to
purchase a great work.
The Tailgater's Cookbook, by David Joachim 2005:
adds to his list of successful books, which include "A Man, A Can, A Plan, and
others with the best tailgating cookbook I have seen. I shared some insight
with him on tailgating at Solider Field. I don't think my comments were even
used in the book, but I'm cited in it anyway. Click the image to go to
Amazon.com for more information or to purchase it. I repeat: it's the best
tailgating recipe book I have seen.