| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:35 PM
With the kind of viciousness Chicago would support if he were a Bear, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh violently slammed Jay Cutler into the Soldier Field sod hard enough Monday night to shake a football city's fan base.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Is Jay Cutler really going to get up after that hit? That's exactly what I was thinking after the shot the Bears' quarterback took from the Lions' Ndamukong Suh on Monday night.
There he was, face down in the Soldier Field turf. The season, the hot...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Give me an engaged and introspective professional athlete over a bored and dismissive one any day.
Give me a player thoughtful and deep with good intentions over one cliched and shallow without a care in the world, a guy who understands that his...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:53 PM
Do fans owe their support to teams?
It's a question frequently debated on great sports talk shows (such as, oh I don't know, say The Beat of Sports, hosted by Marc Daniels from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays on 740 the Game).
Bill Johnston thinks so.
| Oct 28, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Whether you want to call him Mr. Clutch or Mr. Double Clutch probably depends on whether you call the glass half-full or half-empty.
Truth be told, Jay Cutler was a little of both Sunday.
All that matters is he came to play in the fourth quarter and...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:18 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Lost in all the opponent stomps, roadside arrests, practice sucker punches and handshake fracases is the fact that the Lions are mighty fine football team that keeps getting better.
Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson arguably is...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Well before video games and other sensory-overload hand-held entertainment devices captivated our youth, kids of my generation collected and exchanged trading cards of our favorite football and baseball players.
The cards weren't interactive devices...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:27 PM
"Be careful what you wish for."
In the canons of good advice, this suggestion is right up there with "follow the yellow brick road," "Use the Force, Luke," and "Never start a trip without clean underwear."
America's poet laureate, Eminem, even wrote a...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 2:28 PM
In pursuit of the NFL's toughest running back to tackle, Brian Urlacher reached for Adrian Peterson and hung on for dear life as any self-respecting linebacker would after his left hand latched onto the back of Peterson's shoulder pads.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Nothing signaled a Bears season suddenly gone askew Wednesday more than reporters surrounding backup linebackers Geno Hayes and Dom DeCicco, who both are closer to becoming potential answers to a trivia question than making a major impact.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:48 PM
1. Texans (1 last week): By now Jim Schwartz should have received that fruit basket from Gary Kubiak.
2. Ravens (2): Converting a fourth-and-29 with the game on the line? Ray Lewis coming back soon? Terrell Suggs' miraculous recovery? Somebody up...
| Apr 26, 2013
They have been called "big uglies," "hogs" and even "big hog mollies."
But never before have they been called the most coveted players in the draft.
The Bears' selection of Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long was part of a trend — a big trend....