| Sep 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense took one look at the new and improved Falcons’ offense, and then destroyed it.
The Bears sized up quarterback Matt Ryan and his new rookie receiver and his established star on the other side, and blew them up.
Blew up all the...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 11:10 AM
The Dallas Cowboys play at Atlanta on Sunday in a game featuring a question-mark quarterback. Yes, he's shown flashes of excellence, but is he truly the player who can lift his franchise to greatness? Does success early in the season mean anything if he...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:34 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. — When the Giants look in the mirror, what do they see?
Is it the team that was 7-7 late last season, fighting for postseason survival as its coach was in danger of being fired?
Or is it the team that finished with a flourish,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 7:24 PM
1. Texans (3 last week): They have outscored opponents by 76 points this year, which tells you something about all three phases of their game.
2. Falcons (2): It has been difficult for opposing offenses to hang with the Falcons' offense, which is...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Never has any one sport ever enjoyed so much attention like the NFL. From the Spring NFL draft to training camps and all the way to opening day, the NFL has become the sport of choice for people from all walks of life. I once heard the comment that...
| Oct 15, 2012
The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers.
In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week.
Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:57 PM
— A system and method that should rightfully have led to a complete revolt by now instead has the Philadelphia Eagles seemingly tighter than ever, blindly loyal and determined to hold hands while riding right over the cliff that coach Andy Reid is...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:25 PM
What a week that was. The past eight days perfectly illustrated the good and the bad in American sports. Allow me to briefly review:
• Lance Armstrong takes the couch. Actually not as much bad as boring and a little pathetic. For those...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 6:59 PM
ATLANTA — Twenty years ago, Jerry Glanville, then the goofball coach of the Atlanta Falcons, concocted a way to get under the skin of the San Francisco 49ers.
Seeing as his team the year before had swept the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, along...
| Jun 26, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — The last time Matt Ryan had touched down in Virginia, he crushed the hopes of thousands. Tuesday's visit was far more benign.
Ryan, the Atlanta Falcons' Pro Bowl quarterback out of Boston College, appeared at William and Mary's...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Be it positive or negative — and I expect more of the latter — there will be a handful of over-the-top reactions to Phil Emery's choice as the Bears new head coach once the GM finally pulls the trigger.
I'm going to do my best to avoid the...