| Oct 6, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Missing training camp and the preseason had different consequences for the face of the Bears and the face of the Jaguars.
For Maurice Jones-Drew, who sat out in a contract dispute, missing time was a benefit.
"I might be a little fresher, not taking...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 8:03 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ways to describe the Bears defense early Sunday afternoon: Old. Outdated schematically. Fatigued. Out of its element.
Way to describe the Bears defense early Sunday evening: Dominating.
Go ahead, underestimate them some...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The most curious NFL news Sunday was that the league is investigating the San Diego Chargers for using Stick 'em, the glue-like goop that helps players hang on to the football. The Fox report said an equipment manager was concealing the substance on...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Does not include players previously on practice squad, the "physically unable to perform" list or injured reserve:
82 Mike Leach, LS, William and Mary: Reserve; did long snapping; 1 tackle (on punt).
51 Paris Lenon, LB, Richmond:...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:44 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - In an effort to create a unified front of support, Cory Redding broke a bit from the pack on Sunday afternoon.
When the loud bass beats of a particular song would blare through Lucas Oil Stadium, it was the defensive tackle who made the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Major League Baseball--World Series, Detroit Tigers at San Francisco Giants, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)
College Football--Clemson at Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN); Delaware State at Morgan State, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
NFL Football--Tampa Bay Buccaneers at...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Nearing the midway point of the NFL season, this much can be said with conviction:
The Atlanta Falcons are a perfect 7-0.
And the rest of the NFL picture is a perfect mess.
More than 80% of the league's teams have at least three victories, and it's...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:31 PM
Jaguars Pro-Bowler Maurice Jones-Drew has been called many things in his career. From nouns like superstar to adjectives like elusive, you would think Jones-Drew has been called nearly everything over his seven seasons in the league.
That is, of course,...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 10:48 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Arsenal at Manchester United, 7:30 a.m. (ESPN2); MLS Playoffs, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College Football--Oklahoma at Iowa State, 11 a.m. (ABC); Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Temple at Louisville,...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:23 PM
NFL Football--Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, Noon (CBS); Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 3 p.m. (FOX); Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants, 3:25 p.m. (CBS); Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons, 7:20 p.m. (NBC)...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:07 PM
Sometimes it seems the closer the Bears get to training camp, the further they are from signing Matt Forte to a new contract.
In fairness, negotiations have been hush-hush, so we really don't know where the sides are. But the outward signs are not...