Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Lake Zurich’s Chicago Bear impresses Coach Mark Trestman.
LZHS graduate Mark Blanchard was back at Chicago Bears mini-camp this past weekend. Blanchard joined the Bears last year as an undrafted free agent after participating in mini-camp. This year, Blanchard wore a helmet with a camera attached. The purpose of the experiment was to study what a quarterback sees as the play develops, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sports reporters are saying that Blanchard impressed new Bears head coach Mark Trestman. Blanchard came back in far better shape and displayed what coaches thought was comfort in the pocket, a better ability to throw the ball and high intelligence, according to Rant Sports. Blanchard is hoping to make the active roster after spending last season on the practice squad. ESPN …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Clash of the Cutters: Butchers and fishmongers face-off at Whole Foods Market.
Whole Foods Market Kildeer will hold a Best Butcher Contest and Fishmonger Face-off on Satruday, April 27, from 12-2 p.m. The winner will be determined by an esteemed panel of judges, scheduled to attend, including mom and food blogger Courtney Glantz, professional local chef Thomas Leavitt, and former Bears Receiver Rashied Davis. Whole Foods Market’s butchers and fishmongers are the people who care for your meat and seafood before you bring it home to your table. If you’ve ever carved a chicken or filleted a salmon, you know it takes real skill. This Saturday, Whole Foods Market butchers and fishmongers are throwing down to determine who the Midwest region’s best is in each department. Now’s your chance to watch butchers wield cleavers …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Enjoy an evening with former Chicago Bear Gary Fencik during a special event March 11.
Gary Fencik knows what it takes to be a champion. As a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Championship team, as someone who was named twice to the Pro Bowl, and now, as a successful businessman, Fencik will share the secrets of his success and reminisce about his days at Barrington High School. The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and BHS Alumni Association are presenting a special Alumni Legends event at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Barrington High School. A reception for adults only will follow at the Barrington Country Bistro. "After attending Barrington High School, Gary went to Northwestern University and Yale so he has an impressive resume in addition to being a Chicago Bear," said Marquerita Geleske, president of the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Chicago Bears announced this week that ticket prices are increasing for the 2013 season by an average of 4.2 percent.
Friday, February 8
The Chicago Bears have announced ticket prices for the 2013 season. Invoices are scheduled to be sent to season ticket holders beginning Wednesday with full payment due by Friday, April 5, according to www.chicagobears.com. Price increases range from $3 to $10 for 90 percent of the seating bowl, with some United Club seats remaining flat. Lower-level mid-field seating price increases range from $15 to $30. The overall average increase for 2013 season tickets is 4.2 percent. Non-club season ticket prices now range from $79 to $165 and account for approximately 85 percent of the seating at Soldier Field. United Club season tickets range from $265 to $540. Season ticket holders will continue to see a $25 per game savings for each regular …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman as the team's head coach.
The Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman of the Montreal Alouettes as its new head coarch, the Chicago Tribune reported. Although Trestman worked in the NFL for years as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, he has been in Canada for the last five years. Trestman led the Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup Championships and compiled a 64-34 record, the Tribune reported. Trestman worked with the Oakland Raiders and quarterback Rich Gannon in 2002, the year Gannon won the MVP. He also has worked with quarterbacks Steve Young, Jack Plummer, Scott Mitchell and Bernie Kosar. A detailed breakdown of Trestman's career can be found at his website. .
Thursday, January 10, 2013
LZHS grad signed to reserve/future contracts on Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Matt Blanchard, 2007 Lake Zurich High School graduate to reserve/future contracts on Monday, according to ESPN.com. Blanchard was signed to the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in May. The quarterback performed well in pre-season games, but was cut prior to the final pre-season game. Blanchard was signed to the Bears practice squad in September. Early in December, he was released. Now he gets another chance at playing for the Bears with a new coach. Blanchard was on the 2006-2007 Lake Zurich Bears team that made it to the Class 7A state championship. The Bears won the title the following year. Blanchard led UW-Whitewater to three national championships. Check out: Lake Zurich's Own Bear…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The hometown crowd gives the Bears a fighting chance today.
The Sunday Comics Patch by illustrator Charley Krebs.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Four cornerstones and the cover-two defense add up to victory.
The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Indianapolis Colts at home in Soldier Field.
Hopes are high as the Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. To put everyone in the football mood, we uploaded a video compiliation of Devin Hester kick returns to this post. Enjoy the most exciting moment in football – for a full 10 minutes! The Bears had a busy offseason adding a playmaker at wide receiver in Brandon Marshall, and depth at runningback and quarterback with free agent signings Michael Bush and Jason Campbell. Rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery also looked promising in presseason. But will it be enough? Or will their failure to upgrade the offensive line doom the team to another lackluster season?
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Lake Zurich’s own in the news this week after being cut and then signed to Chicago Bears.
Catch up on the latest news about LZHS graduate Matt Blanchard. Blanchard was signed to the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in May. The quarterback performed well in pre-season games, but was cut prior to the final pre-season game. Of course, Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell made the Bears roster as quarterbacks. The Bears terminated the contract of Josh McCown as third quarterback on Friday. On Saturday, they signed Blanchard to the eight-man practice squad. Here are some highlights in the news: Carrying only two QB’s gave the Bears flexibility at any other position that can use an extra man for depth. If something unfortunate happens to either Cutler or Campbell, the Bears could elevate Matt Blanchard from the practice …