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  • Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen

    Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen
    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...
  • Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Paynter outruns odds against survival

     Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Paynter outruns odds against survival
    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...
  • Have mercy! Five '90s shows that deserve Super Bowl ads

    Have mercy! Five '90s shows that deserve Super Bowl ads
    Uncle Jesse isn't the only one who can play this game. With the news that the men of "Full House" have reassembled for a Super Bowl commercial, we've got some powerhouse '90s reunion ideas of our own. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" When you think...
  • There's just no cutting corners for Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard

    You won't find senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard's greatness in any analytic study of NCAA statistics. Thirty players have more interceptions than Dennard's four, and he's not listed among the leaders in pass breakups. Three of his Michigan State...
  • 10 Bears-Packers season-enders

    10 Bears-Packers season-enders
    Here's a look at the other Bears-Packers season finales: 2010: Packers 10-3. Jan. 2, 2011, Lambeau Field. Locked in a 3-3 tie, Aaron Rodgers connected on a 1-yard scoring pass to Donald Lee with 2 minutes, 50 seconds to play to give the Packers the...
  • No pressure, Jon Bostic

    No pressure, Jon Bostic
    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    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...
  • Chicago Tribune's Silver Football history

    Chicago Tribune's Silver Football history
    The Chicago Tribune's Silver Football, awarded annually to the best in the Big Ten since 1924, pre-dates the Heisman Trophy by 11 years. Red Grange of Illinois was the first recipient and Jay Berwanger of Chicago won it in 1935, the year he was named the...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    Who is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
  • ABC primetime schedule 2013-2014

     
    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...
  • Steve Sabol

     
    Before I get to a classic NFL Films clip in tribute to the late Steve Sabol, who died Tuesday, I'll share another Grammar Police photo sent to me by one of our readers. The guy who sent it in had......
  • Watch the debate or get yer mouth shut

    Watch the debate or get yer mouth shut
    Chicago has a TV choice to make tonight, between a presidential debate on foreign policy and that Bears-Lions game at Soldier Field on “Monday Night Football.” And despite what you may have told yourself, the fact that you have a digital...