| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:22 PM
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......
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:40 PM
You’ve got to hand it to Ray Lewis III.
People expect things of him. That's what happens when you are the son and namesake of a future Pro Football Hall of Famer. Somehow, though, Ray Lewis III takes most everything in stride. Sure, he’s...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The template for dirty play between the Bears and Lions was set more than a half-century ago. So anticipation of over-the-top aggression in Monday night's prime-time game is warranted.
My father took me to my first Bears game at Wrigley Field when I...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:46 PM
If Brandon Marshall is cleared of charges in New York, can Roger Goodell still suspend him? Ray Gliwa
I think you can stop worrying about Marshall not being available for the season opener because of a suspension. I have been told it is unlikely Marshall...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:42 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Somehow it was perfect that the number the Bears put on the scoreboard was the same as the one they retired in honor of Dick Butkus, the linebacker celebrated as the most feared man in football during his Hall of Fame career.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Dick Butkus can feel Brian Urlacher's pain.
From one Hall of Fame Bears middle linebacker to a future Hall of Famer, Butkus knows first-hand about knee soreness, immobility and desperation to find a cure.
While sources told the Tribune this week that...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Don't be afraid, "The Neighbors" means you no harm. ABC's new aliens-among-us sitcom traveled to our TVs simply to be silly.
Created by Dan Fogelman (the "Cars" movies), "The Neighbors" (8:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC; 2 stars out of 4) revives an old...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:22 PM
Manti Te'o's crazy, whirlwind of a week ended just the way he wanted: with the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.
It was only a year ago when Te'o announced he was returning to play at Notre Dame during the ceremony at the...