| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
I'll root for the Packers in the Super Bowl if, God forbid, they should somehow beat the Bears Sunday afternoon. This sentiment horrifies and disgusts many Bears fans, I realize. But it's based on two factors: Respect: To be a......
| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
FOOTBALL LEGEND: The Washington Redskins used to be the Duluth Eskimos. STATUS: Close Call, but I'm Going With False. I wrote about the Duluth Eskimos a while back (you can check the legend out here), and how their owner, Ole......
| May 6, 2010
The front office of sports teams are still made up of former athletes and members of long-standing family owners but increasingly MBAs are finding their way into the industry.
Leaders in the multibillion dollar industry once focused more on entertainment...
| Oct 9, 2011
Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:47 AM
NASCAR is known for its feuds, but would a driver ever stoop to stealing another competitor's cars?
Authorities in North Carolina have issued arrest warrants for NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Harmon and a business associate, who are accused of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Ravens senior advisor to player development O.J. Brigance has won the George Halas award presented annually by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Brigance is the 45th recipient of the award, which is given to the NFL player, coach or staffer who has...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:12 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers, among the most successful franchises in professional sports, were nothing of the sort before Chuck Noll became their coach.
In their 40 years of existence before Noll was hired in 1969, the Steelers had never won a postseason...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane."
You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Steve Sabol, who helped his father get an unlikely fledgling movie company off the ground, then later took over and expanded the family business, now known to sports fans as NFL Films, has died. He was 69.
Sabol, who had served as president of NFL...
| Mar 6, 2009
George McAfee, who was an explosive threat playing both offense and defense for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s, died Wednesday in Durham, N.C. He was 90.
FOR THE RECORD:
George McAfee obituary: The obituary of Hall of Fame Chicago...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 11:08 AM
It's so rare for the Bears and Packers to be playing for more than bragging rights that a magnifying glass is needed to find games approaching Sunday's importance.
Although even little games can seem big amid the lore and legend, the truth is these...
| Sep 5, 2010
The Chicago Bears owe their name to the Chicago Cubs. The idea was that the brawny, upstart footballers were physically larger than Cubs — they were as big as Bears. Now the Chicago Bears are the biggest sports team in town. But it didn't begin that...