WBEZ | Devin Hester http://www.wbez.org/tags/devin-hester Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Takin' it to the house: Local comics star in ESPN comedy sketch featuring Devin Hester http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-11-21/takin-it-house-local-comics-star-espn-comedy-sketch-featuring-devin- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-21/382584_2498648502265_1134462607_2815683_1998997115_n.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Overshadowed by Jay Cutler's injury during yesterday's game was Devin Hester's brilliant acting turn on ESPN's <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/">NFL Countdown</a>. ESPN's Kenny Mayne came to town last week to shoot a sketch for the pre-game broadcast.</p><p>And guess who they called? That's right, Kate James! Schadenfreude's leading lady and the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-04-01/opening-day-video-chicagos-1-cubs-fan-or-least-drunkest-84624">drunkest Cubs fan</a> known to man plays alongside Hester, Mayne and the guys from <a href="http://www.cookcountysocialclub.com/">Cook County Social Club</a>. James has been a regular on this here blog and WBEZ airwaves for the past decade.</p><p>The premise? Devin Hester can return anything. Even retail.</p><p>Best part? Twitter is blowing up with "That's the drunk Cubs fan!" or "That chick on the "Mayne Event" thing is the drunk Cubs fan chick!" or "I always knew that 'Cubs fan' video was staged."</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-21/382584_2498648502265_1134462607_2815683_1998997115_n.jpg" title="From Kate's FB page: Devin and I both like long necklaces that accentuate our d├ęcolletage." width="537" height="720"></p><p>I'm so proud that Kate and the crew did bits with Devin Hester. I asked her how it went. How did it feel to do comedy bits with a future hall-of-famer?</p><blockquote><p>Kenny Mayne booked us out for a three week rehearsal period before we shot that video, so Devin and I really had a chance to get to know each other, workshop our acting styles, and discover each other's performance nuances. By the time the cameras rolled, it felt as if we'd been performing together for years.</p><p>In actuality, it was like being at a party with the most popular boy in school. You agonize about what to say, and then when you actually speak it sounds incredibly dumb. And you constantly question your outfit choice. But I'm pretty positive he felt the same way about me. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself. Let me have this.</p><p>We spent every moment between takes talking strategy against the Chargers. So, you're welcome, Chicago.</p></blockquote><p>Here is the <a href="http://espn.go.com/chicago/video/clip?id=7263166&amp;categoryid=4069364">video from the ESPN website</a>:</p><script src="http://player.espn.com/player.js?pcode=1kNG061cgaoolOncv54OAO1ceO-I&amp;width=576&amp;height=324&amp;externalId=espn:7263166&amp;thruParam_espn-ui[autoPlay]=false&amp;thruParam_espn-ui[playRelatedExternally]=true"></script></p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-11-21/takin-it-house-local-comics-star-espn-comedy-sketch-featuring-devin- Bears win big over Vikings http://www.wbez.org/story/bears-win-big-over-vikings-93176 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-October/2011-10-17/Bears AP Charles Rex Arbogast.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Chicago Bears won big against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field Sunday night.</p><p>At halftime the Bears led 26 to 3, and the final score was equally comfortable: Bears 39, Vikings 10.</p><p>Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 267 yards and wide receiver Devin Hester ran back a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Chicago scored on offense, defense and special teams.</p><p>Bears coach Lovie Smith said everyone played their A-game.&nbsp;</p><p>"All three phases really showed up. Hopefully that's who we are - the team you saw tonight. Defense needed to come back from the last couple of weeks really, and they came back strong," Smith said in a post-game press conference.</p><p>The Bears are now 3-3, and in third place in the NFC north division. Next the Bears head to London's Wembley Stadium for an international series game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.<br> <br> &nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/bears-win-big-over-vikings-93176 The sooner the Bears lose, the better http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/sooner-bears-lose-better <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/AP101226041784.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="341" width="512" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-January/2011-01-13/AP101226041784.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p><p>As the Bears get set to host the Seattle Seahawks in their divisional playoff this Sunday, Chicagoans are starting to come together like they did when the Blackhawks glided toward hockey&rsquo;s Stanley Cup last spring.<br /><br />The excitement brings to mind some words of a 19th century German philosopher: &ldquo;Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness.&rdquo;<br /><br />If religion is our opium, as Marx put it, then Chicago&rsquo;s National Football League franchise is our crack cocaine.<br /><br />More than three years since the economy began to collapse, the Chicago area&rsquo;s unemployment rate is hovering around 9 percent. Foreclosure filings are rising again. Our wages are anemic. Illinois lawmakers are raising our taxes. <br /><br />Gee, though, won&rsquo;t it be great if Julius Peppers knocks Matt Hasselbeck on his ass this Sunday?<br /><br />We have no connection to these multimillionaire gladiators, yet a few of us are already donning Bears jerseys. It&rsquo;s the only show of Chicago solidarity we can imagine.<br /><br />Some of us will even put money on the team, regardless of the odds. We might be a couple months behind on rent. But Devin Hester could go all the way!<br /><br />On Sunday, finally, we&rsquo;ll spend hours and hours on a couch, gazing into a liquid crystal display. We&rsquo;ll cheer now and then, but the experience will be entirely passive.<br /><br />Then, if the Bears win, the &ldquo;news&rdquo; coverage will crowd out most meaningful Chicago journalism for days. The coverage will quickly turn into hype about the next playoff game. And our addiction cycle will continue on.<br /><br />We could be smoking this rock until at least February 6, the sacred day known as &ldquo;Super Bowl Sunday.&rdquo;<br /><br />Marx may have been wrong about abolishing religion. But the sooner the Bears flame out, the sooner Chicagoans can build some solidarity for things that count.</p><p>*<em>This post was edited from its original state to remove a characterization of a mayoral candidate</em>.</p></p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/sooner-bears-lose-better Forget benching starters, Bears must win in Green Bay (and other observations from Bears v. Jets) http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/forget-benching-starters-bears-must-win-green-bay-and-other-observations-bears- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/AP101226043665.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>What a game. For a fan, it was nice to have a game that was out of character. Unfortunately, I&nbsp;missed it. I&nbsp;was celebrating a late Christmas with my in-laws in&nbsp;South Bend, Indiana. All week I was assured the Bears game would be on their CBS affiliate. But little did I know, the Colts (South Bend's other favorite team) were&nbsp;playing the late game and the antiquated NFL&nbsp;rules prohibited this market from showing both a 12pm and 3pm game (because the Giants/Packers were on Fox). So I&nbsp;sat down to watch a Messiah Christmas concert and informercial, followed by a Motorcross season preview.</p><p>I&nbsp;got by with a steady dose of texts (thanks, Tommy) and game breaks during the Lions/Dolphins game. Luckily, my brother took notes for me. So I&nbsp;introduce my guest blogger, without a computer:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img title="" alt="" style="width: 495px; height: 614px;" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-December/2010-12-27/photo.jpg" /></p><p style="text-align: left;">Good points, all around. Here are some random observations I&nbsp;took from post-game re-runs and highlights:</p><ul><li>Maybe I was wrong, maybe the turf is a positive home field advantage for the Bears. Yesterday, the turf was subpar, but because of the bad footing, the Jets couldn't get a pass rush going. And because there was no pass rush, Cutler just threw the ball all over the field. If our offensive line can't block, maybe the Chicago Bears have let the field go in order to give max protection. Good conspiracy theory, eh?</li><li>This time of year is ripe with scenarios: If the Eagles beat the Vikings, then the game against the Packers next Sunday will be a very important game. But the Bears have clinched, right?&nbsp;Well, if the Bears lose to the Packers and the Eagles beat up on the Cowboys, the Bears will not get the first round bye. No biggie, right? Well by my calculations, there would be a good chance that the Bears would have to come back down to Chicago and play the Packers in the first round of the playoffs. So losing to the Packers would, a) let the Packers into the playoffs,&nbsp; b) lose a first round bye and c) set up the first round rematch with the Pack at Soldier Field.&nbsp;We are now talking about the best road to the Super Bowl. This is not it.</li><li>The Bears and Packers have not met in the playoffs in recent football history. They met one time in 1941. They both have appeared in the playoffs 25 times. It would be a great football weekend. Historic. And I don't want anything to do with it. To me, the 2010 Green Bay Packers may be the best of the bunch. They have been snakebit by several key injuries, but they are still playing at a very high level.</li><li>I&nbsp;will say this - both sides have plenty to play for: to hurt the other team. I&nbsp;outlined how the Pack could hurt the Bears, but if the Bears go into Lambeau and beat the Pack, the Pack could be out of the playoffs. They could be leap-frogged by the Tampa Bay Bucs or the New York Giants.</li><li>Rex Ryan and the Jets talk a huge game. But something tells me they will be out of the running early. This team's strength was supposed to be their high-paid secondary. Johnny Knox and Devin Hester looked like Swan and Stalworth yesterday. The Jets will have to go on the road to get to the Super Bowl. Let's hope they don't encounter inclement weather.</li><li>Devin Hester for MVP.</li><li>I was watching a &quot;mic'd up&quot; segment on Comcast Sports last night. They mic'd Israel&nbsp;Idonije and there wasn't much to listen to (&quot;Let's go, baby! Yeah, baby!). But at the end, he was in the locker room and Lovie Smith came in for the locker room speech. In this short clip, Lovie had an energetic and intimidating presence. Nothing like his laid back, slow-talking press conferences. This was more like a motivator, a man talking to men. It was very out of character to what he projects when up on the podium. I want more of that Lovie.</li><li>I watched several post-game shows, both locally and nationally last night. The national spotlight was on the Jets and how miserable they were for losing to the Bears. They are definitely the national media darlings right now. ESPN spent at least&nbsp;three minutes on the Jets and what happens next.&nbsp;At the end, one of the guys said &quot;and the Bears, they are pretty good.&quot; Thanks for the analysis, jag. I&nbsp;get it, Ryan is a star in the league. But last I checked, the Chicago Bears were the No. 2 seed in the NFC&nbsp;and worthy of at least a few minutes of color-commentary.</li><li>Did I&nbsp;read that Robbie Gould missed a field goal? Run him out of town.</li><li>The Pro-Bowl announcement is this week.&nbsp;Let's see how many Bears will be selected to the game and then back out because it's meaningless. Really, we should be looking at who will be added to the Pro-Bowl roster. I select Corey Graham and Chris Harris.</li></ul><p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:05:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/forget-benching-starters-bears-must-win-green-bay-and-other-observations-bears- Bears clinch division; Hester sets kick return record http://www.wbez.org/story/brett-favre/bears-clinch-division-hester-sets-kick-return-record <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/107708254.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Chicago Bears have clinched their division. They stomped the Minnesota Vikings, 40-14, Monday night.</p><p>For as much as the Bears struggled in the cold and snow last week against the New England Patriots, they made up for it Monday night in the cold and snow in Minnesota.</p><p>The Bears' Devin Hester broke the record for most kick return touchdowns when he ran back a punt 64 yards. Quarterback Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes.</p><p>The Vikings' quarterback, Brett Favre, left the game early after he was sacked. He was diagnosed with a concussion.</p><p>With the win, the 10-4 Bears are the first team in the NFL to claim their division. They're home Sunday to take on the New York Jets.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:41:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/brett-favre/bears-clinch-division-hester-sets-kick-return-record Bears blizzard: The team should give ticketholders a refund (or at least a Dairy Queen coupon) http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/bears-blizzard-team-should-give-ticketholders-refund-or-least-dairy-queen-coupo <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/AP101212055913.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-December/2010-12-13/AP101212055913.jpg" style="width: 475px; height: 295px;" /></p><p>On behalf of Bears fans at Soldier Field, at restaurants, at parties or watching at home, I&nbsp;would just like to say:</p><p>Boo.</p><p>We don't ask much of our squad. We love and support football in this town because organized sports have replaced community. We get together around the grid-iron, not around the pulpit. The team on the field represents us and the results on the field do wonders for our civic pride. We <em>are </em>a better community than Philadelphia. We are a better community than Detroit, Green Bay or California. But oh boy. We are not better than Boston. As a matter of fact, we might not even be in Boston's league. And if we are going to be literal, we aren't better than Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.</p><p>So if you ever wonder why we get so bent out of shape when a team loses, this is why. But we also understand the game - it's a game where the best teams lose five or six times a year. It's also a game that can see ugly performances. For instance, the St.&nbsp;Louis Rams &amp;&nbsp;the Kansas City Chiefs both lost big yesterday to possible playoff rivals. But this goes back to civic pride - are we a fluke team that is just waiting to fall off like a St. Louis or Kansas City squad?&nbsp;No. We are the Chicago Bears. We have a team that just recently went to the Super Bowl. We are also a team that boasts a rich history of winning, including one of the most dominant teams in NFL&nbsp;history.</p><p>That's why yesterday's lost was just plain unacceptable. I want to like you, Chicago Bears. I really do.</p><p>Here are some random observations:</p><p>Didn't it look like the Bears were the ones who were most affected by the snow and cold? They looked like the 2010 version of the Los Angeles Rams. It was just too much for their pretty hands and feet. Too bad the fans that dropped more than $100 a ticket couldn't feel their hands and feet. I&nbsp;really hope Lovie, Jerry Angelo and perhaps Virginia McCaskey show up for the press conference today with a message for those fans:</p><blockquote><p>Lovie:&nbsp; Sorry you had to watch that happen in a blizzard. That sucked.</p><p>Jerry:&nbsp; We owe you, big time.</p><p>Viriginia: Take this Dunkin Donut coupon, on us. You can get an omwich and a medium coffee. It expires 12/31. Go Bears.</p></blockquote><p>The gameball goes to: Johnny Knox. Yes, I think we should give gameballs even in blowouts. But in this case the gameball is sarcastic. Thanks Johnny, for being so cold and wet that you forgot that there is this thing called instant replay. So next time you meander after a play because you are SOOO&nbsp;confident you are in the right, check yourself. You lost us that game.</p><p>The lone bright spot was Devin Hester. He was close to breaking one. And he did a great job not letting the cold and snow affect him. Didn't he play at Miami? Isn't Miami hotter than Texas, Johnny?</p><p>The major east coast markets must think we are the worst team in football. We have fallen apart at the seams twice in big, national games against east coast opponents. Remember the embarrassing loss to the Giants, where Cutler was sacked nine times in the first half? Which is worse?</p><p>The Patriots had more points (33) than the Bears had yards (32) in the first half.</p><p>When does the best D in football break down and give up a long pass at the end of the half? Bush league! What are we, the Houston Texans? The Pats are the football equivalent of the Jordan-led Bulls. Last two minutes of the half, baby. You have to give it up for Brady. He saw it and threw it. Major Wright and Charles Tillman were halfway to the sideline warmers.</p><p>It seemed like even though the Bears were hitting hard, they weren't making any impact on the Patriots' players. It was almost like &quot;heh, is that all you got?&quot; That's what playoff teams do when hard-hitting wannabees come to town. Woodhead, Green-Ellis, Welker, Branch and Brady were unaffected by the bone-chilling hits the Bears tried to put on them. Well, if we don't have physical intimidation, what again does this defense have?&nbsp;</p><p>Someone just told me that Bill Belicheck doesn't have an offensive or defensive coordinator. He calls all the plays. So it's safe to say that he studied the tape on both sides of the ball and found the weaknesses, which will serve as a blueprint for the rest of the teams playing the Bears. Here's what we've learned:</p><p>1. Belicheck doesn't have a ton of respect for Charles Tillman. He called several plays to his side of the field and roasted him like a chestnut for most of the first half.</p><p>2. The Patriots designed running plays that had their athletic, veteran guards and tackles get up on Briggs and Urlacher. That is a sure-fire way for your runners to pick up 12-15 a few times a quarter. Where was the D-line?</p><p>3. From my novice eyeballs, there are about three different soft-spots in the Cover 2 defense that the Bears play. If you have an accurate quarterback and precise receivers, you will hit those spots every, single time. They aren't check-downs, they are designed plays to hit 7-10 yards a play. And if the defense comes up on that, they have Welker and the 15-18 yard variety. Every. Single. Time.</p><p>4. Let Johnny Knox beat you. Let him catch it and then tackle him hard. He'll probably fumble.</p><p>The takeaway: From Super Bowl to seriously close to missing the playoffs. What does that say about our town?</p></p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/bears-blizzard-team-should-give-ticketholders-refund-or-least-dairy-queen-coupo Attn Detroit Lions: I hear they are looking for a team in LA (and other random Bears v. Lions observations) http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/attn-detroit-lions-i-hear-they-are-looking-team-la-and-other-random-bears-v-lio <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/AP101205122639.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="341" width="512" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-December/2010-12-06/AP101205122639.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p><p>The Bears game in Detroit proved to be the kind that we all expected: really boring battle against a really bad team. The Lions aren't bad. They are baaaad. I&nbsp;don't care if the announcers and experts around the NFL&nbsp;say otherwise. They are wrong. If I were a Lions' fan, I&nbsp;would be calling for this coach's head. Just because last year they won two games and this year they may win three? What does that say about the squad?&nbsp;Are Detroit fans just happy to have three wins? <br /><br />Jim Schwartz is probably a decent guy, but he seems way overmatched. You need a coach in the NFC&nbsp;North that is smart, strategic and motivating. Right now, I see him making bone-headed plays (challenge, much?) and being outmanuevered by Lovie Smith. Yes, read that again. A coach being out-coached by Lovie? That's bad. Also, this Lions team plays waaaay too hard in the first half and then settles into complete mediocrity in the second half. They've probably done that six times this year, including the two games against the Bears. Throw in a couple of ill-advised 4th down attempts and strange play-calls, and you have this Lions team. Hey, Lions fans - I've heard they are looking for a team in&nbsp;LA.</p><p>Here are some other <strong>random observations from yesterday's game</strong>:</p><p>The game-ball should go to Earl Bennett. Bennett had a great game, but the game wouldn't have gone that way if it wasn't for his first quarter play. The Bears offense sputtered to begin the game yesterday and after spotting the Lions a 7-0 lead, looked again like they would go three and out. Cutler threw to Bennett on an underneath route, a few yards short of the first down marker. Bennett shrugged off would-be tacklers and extended his arm (with the ball) to the first-down marker with incredible athleticism and will. Sheer will. The refs gave him a good spot, the Lions didn't challenge and the play served as a wake-up call for the Bears offense. They went down and scored on that drive and applied enough firepower all game long to beat the Lions. That play was the game-changer. Otherwise, we were looking at a repeat of the Bears/Seahawks game from earlier in the year.</p><p>Back to coaching - the Lions defensive coordinator was overmatched in this one. How many times did Cutler snap and throw to a wide open receiver in the slot? I'm not a coach, but I&nbsp;think I could do a better job scheming blitzes than the Lions did. Ah, the D-coordinator is Gunther Cunningham, former head coach of the KC&nbsp;Chiefs. In the late 90s, Cunningham lost to the Bears during Jauron's first year. It was the first game with Bears O-coordinator Gary Crowton.&nbsp;After the game, Coach Cunningham made some great quote about the Bears &quot;razzle, dazzle&quot; offense. He may have been the only coach to be razzled or dazzled by Crowton and Curtis Enis for the rest of the year- the Bears lost 10 games that season. Fire him, Detroit.</p><p>Name one player that has turned games around and put the Bears in a position to win more than Devin Hester has. This guy is slowly becoming the best offensive player (on special teams) that the Bears have seen since Neal Anderson. Couple more TDs?&nbsp;And we are talking Payton/McMahon status. It's unreal. And I LOVED&nbsp;how dejected he was after barely missing a punt return touchdown. He was up-ended after a huge return that set the Bears up for a score, but he was so down on himself on the sideline for not bringing it back all the way. He reacted as if he had fumbled deep in his own zone. You have to love that. Hey Devin, I know you are up for the record, but did you really want to break it in Detroit?&nbsp;I&nbsp;have a feeling a national game against the Patriots would be better. And if not then, how bout Monday night against the Vikings? So get up, kid!&nbsp;</p><p>Chester Taylor:&nbsp;A lot of ooohs and aaaahs for a one or two-yard gain.</p><p>A lot of the pundits (and Lovie Smith) were down on the Bears D for a mediocre game. True, they looked lost at times - but you take away that fluke drive at the end of the half, where the Lions were content on running out the clock, and there is a different story today. And I will go further and say if you look at the tape on the Javhid Best running play where he bounced outside for 40+ yards, there is a big-time hold on Lance Briggs that sprung him. Again, you take away that drive and the Bears give up 13 points. And if Maynard and the special teams unit did their job against a no-name returner, it would probably be less points. A couple of fluke plays,&nbsp;Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p>Hey, everybody: That Suh hit on Cutler was a penalty. Whether or not it was legal or not, the intent was to punch Cutler in the head. Come on. That's a stupid play by a rookie D-lineman. If he pancakes Cutler, he probably breaks a rib. Since it was obvious his intent was to hurt the&nbsp;Bears QB, wouldn't that have worked? Forearm or no forearm, the extra push to the turf will get you 15 yards every time. </p><p>So now the stretch: Say, if the Bears go 11-5 or 10-6 and MISS&nbsp;the playoffs, do you fire Lovie Smith?&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/attn-detroit-lions-i-hear-they-are-looking-team-la-and-other-random-bears-v-lio Division-leading Bears face the Dolphins tonight http://www.wbez.org/story/american-football/division-leading-bears-face-dolphins-tonight <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/hester.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The Chicago Bears are in Miami Thursday night to face the Dolphins.<br /><br />It's been a short week for the Bears, who are coming off a victory over Minnesota that propelled the team into a first place tie with the Green Bay Packers.<br /><br />One key for the 6-3 Bears has been the recent improved play by the offensive line, a group that's dealt with a number of early season injuries and struggles.</p><p>After Sunday's victory, Coach Lovie Smith said he was pleased with the line's improved play.</p><p>&quot;This is a crew we want to go with; they should get better, just like our football team,&quot; Smith said. &quot;I mean, we're just past the halfway point of the season, so much football left to go, and you want to continue. We haven't peaked yet by any means.&quot;<br /><br />Bears wide receiver and return man Devin Hester comes into tonight's game tied for the NFL record for the most all-time kickoff and punt return touchdowns.<br /><br />The injury-plagued Dolphins may be forced to start their third-string quarterback. Kickoff tonight is at 7:20.</p></p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 06:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/american-football/division-leading-bears-face-dolphins-tonight