| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Death usually brings tears. But Thursday was a day of shared smiles and laughter between friends of a certain age, and of pleasant memories exploding across the Internet and peppering local airwaves as a generation of Chicagoans reacted to the news that...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Dick Butkus is ducking me. Won't return my calls, my e-mails.
The name's Lithuanian, you know — a verb, a proper noun, an act of war. You don't say it, you bark it. Like a big, flatulent truck backfiring up a hill.
| Nov 10, 2013
If you want answers about the Miami Dolphins' Bullying Binge, you won't find them here today.
The whole situation has been analyzed ad nauseum, locally and nationally, and nobody really knows what happened. Any day now, I expect Dr. Phil, Sanjay Gupta...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Urban Meyer is facing his biggest opponent to date.
The man who won two national championships while coaching in arguably the toughest college football conference — the SEC — when he was the head coach at Florida has never dealt with a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Most thoroughbreds leave their barns to go to the races. Paynter got off his deathbed.
Were he to somehow win Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita — a longshot outcome — it would be a story that deserved all the adjectives that...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Do you think the Bears should try to sign Jay Ratliff, if not for this season, then looking ahead to 2014-2016? -- Kashif K.
That is a bad idea right now, in my opinion. I am not saying Ratliff will not be a contributor for a team in 2014 but if the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:44 AM
If there's anyone out there who wants to play defensive line for the Bears, we're taking applicants.
It's what happens with injuries, but let's get you caught up on the Bears depleted roster. Also, find the panic button and hit it.
We have Zach...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:24 PM
If you ask the old-timers, they will regale you with stories about numerous nasty confrontations between the Bears and Lions.
Legend has it that the Dick Butkus-era Bears regarded the Lions every bit as loathsome as the Packers and Vikings.
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Looking scary enough to still punish running backs and like it, Dick Butkus stood alongside the Illinois captains at Soldier Field and flipped the coin before Saturday night's game against Washington.
The sight confirmed there would be no toss-up over...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Jon Bostic may never be all that Brian Urlacher was. Or all that Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus or Bill George were.
But the Bears, in the worst way, need him to be more than Dante Jones or Tom Hicks were.
It's true there are no meager expectations...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
ABC announced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule on Tuesday, adding fourteen new shows and a Disney/Pixar special to its programming roster. “We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with...