| May 29, 2013
The National Football League made official on Tuesday what Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week.
Because of a scheduling conflict with Easter spectaculars at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the league's own NFL draft extravaganza will shift...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.
The representatives said Tuesday they've sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell,...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The first round of the NFL draft kicks off Thursday in New York City with all the pomp usually associated with a big Broadway show. For whatever reason though, this year's class lacks the big-name headliners of the past, instead taking on the feel of a...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:36 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs have taken offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan to begin the NFL draft Thursday night.
Fisher became the first player from the Mid-American Conference taken to open the draft. He is the third offensive tackle picked...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:22 AM
NEW YORK -- If you watched the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, you might have wondered how the league had ready-made No. 1 jerseys with the players’ names across the shoulders.
Were they Velcro nameplates? Were the picks made far in...
| Dec 9, 2012
Most people think I write just to get noticed.
I don't see another reason beyond getting paid, and that has to rankle some people — that I get paid to be me.
I know there's probably a higher calling, like informing the masses for the public...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:21 PM
The call comes from an unknown number. I pick up and hear an unfamiliar voice.
"This is Brandon Marshall. ... I understand you're trying to find out some information about me."
Marshall — the biggest, and riskiest, addition to the Bears this...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:36 AM
In trying to pare down the list of coaches who should replace Lovie Smith, I have two top choices, and neither is Bill Cowher.
It’s not that I don’t like or respect Cowher, it’s that I’m looking for the Bears to make a...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Mark Carrier has lost two former teammates to suicide — Dave Duerson and Junior Seau — over the last 15 months.
A hard-hitting 1990 first-round draft pick of the Bears out of USC, Carrier succeeded Duerson after the veteran was released...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 9:07 PM
The weapon of choice in the NFL is the helmet.
The safety-improved helmet, as well as other advanced protective equipment players wear today, can make them feel invincible and perhaps more reckless in blocking and tackling techniques.
"That's why we...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:40 PM
How sweet it is. Let the church bells ring.
A suggestion for NFL fans in Los Angeles. Tonight over dinner, clink your cocktail glasses in toast to Phil Anschutz.
We have just witnessed the most significant good-news story about the NFL and Los Angeles...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Are NFL kickoffs in their final days?
Nothing's official, of course, but it's clear the league is determined to find a safer alternative to one of football's most exciting plays.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that the competition committee...