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  • Sunday NFL pregame shows shift from Plax to T.O.

     
    Yup, T.O. came up a few times on the network pregame shows Sunday. (T.O. disclaimer: His take is that most of what is said below is based on media "lies.")......
  • Sammy Baugh had a rough day in 1940 title game

     
    No one's perfect, even me. But I had to go back and listen twice to make sure I heard correctly when Mike Ditka was recalling Sammy Baugh on SportsCenter the other night. Unless I misunderstood him, Mr. Ditka credited Baugh......
  • Tony Sparano whacks former 'Sopranos' cameo actor

     
    What did our network pregame show friends have to say about Our Jets Sunday, most of it even before they took the field and fell on their collective Mangini? Some highlights, including a particularly colorful rip of Brett Favre by......
  • Larry Fitzgerald Sr. will have a unique Super Bowl week

     
    ESPN's Rick Reilly on the guy with the most unusual sportswriting assignment in the history of the Super Bowl. Speaking of ESPN and The Big Game . . . click below for 2,100 words on the network's plans for covering......
  • WatchDog at odds with ESPN consensus on Supe pix

     
    My Super Bowl pick: Cardinals 33, Steelers 17. Click below for the selections of ESPN personnel, 22 of whom went with Pittsburgh, seven of whom went with the correct team.......
  • Chris Russo considered CNN's Joe Torre chat 'a disgrace'

     
    Chris Russo was unimpressed with how CNN and Larry King handled Joe Torre's first TV interview about the book "The Yankee Years." (Chris gets his crack at Torre at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday on Sirius XM.) Click below for my transcript......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

     
    We lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
  • Mike Ditka does not think Arena League will be back

     
    The Dragons' new owners never wanted to suspend the Arena Football League for 2009 and strongly have favored a return in '10. The trick is getting everyone else to come along. Not easy.......
  • Super Bowl South Beach style

     
    Among the myriad parties, concerts and gatherings accompanying Super Bowl XLIV next month is ???Eats, Beats and Cleats??? ??? a four-day festival of player appearances, sports films, ???Dancing For the NFL Stars,??? music, merchandise, chalk talk and...
  • New Tiger Woods ad won't stir any controversy

     
    Tiger Woods shares the spotlight in a soon-to-be released commercial for EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 video game. The world's top-ranked golfer, on the heels of his fall from grace, was the focal point of a Nike commercial......
  • The Great Outdoors with host Charlie Potter

    In 1960, WGN Radio Answered The Call of the wild as Dick Lashbrook hosted the station's first show covering the outdoors. The show was appropriately named the "Great Outdoors Show" and was an immediate success as it began supplying news concerning outdoor...