| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:29 AM
There’s a lot of vitriol aimed at the Bears offense after Lovie Smith’s team embarrassed itself against a bad Minnesota bunch. I get it. Mike Tice’s offense ranks worse than Mike Martz’s, and how stupid is that?
Heck, the offense...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Will we look back at the Bears’ embarrassing home loss to the road-pathetic Seahawks and identify it as the game that marked the beginning of Lovie Smith’s end as coach?
Smith is under contract for next season and Sunday’s galling...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Did Jimmy Johnson tweet anything else today?
Hey, don’t laugh. There’s more information about the Bears coaching search coming off a houseboat in Miami than from the offices in Lake Forest.
But until we see white smoke coming out of...
| 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 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Quarterback Logan Thomas announced his return to Virginia Tech on Tuesday, clearing the decks for the Hokies’ more enduring offseason development: the makeover of coach Frank Beamer’s offensive staff.
The two stories are inexorably linked....
| Jun 16, 2013
HAMPTON — Tyrod Taylor received his Super Bowl ring June 7. A week later his mom confiscated the most cherished bling in American team sports.
"I got the watch," said Taylor's dad, Rodney, laughing at his consolation prize.
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Sixteen guys have walked in Dan Marino's shoes.
By comparison, for the Miami Dolphins, it's been like trading in the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" for sandals from Payless.
There is nothing truly special about Damon Huard, Jay Fiedler, Ray...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 2:59 PM
This might not be a full-blown disaster, but you can see it from here.
The Chicago Bears let a rookie quarterback on one of the worst road teams in the league go 97 yards on 12 plays late in the fourth quarter to blow what should’ve been an easy...
| May 19, 2013
The rejections stung, sure. They always do. But Ronald Curry had overcome far more, and a few job interviews that didn't pan out weren't about to discourage him.
"Everything happens for a reason," he said Friday afternoon. "That's how I've always...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Still nine days away from the big game, but the action in Vegas is heating up. Here's a report on the prop bets for the Super Bowl from RJ Bell of Pregame.com: Super Bowl Props (consensus odds from various sportsbooks; others via Bovada) Super Bowl MVP...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:22 PM
R.J. Bell of Pregame.com has provided a list of the top 115 prop bets in Las Vegas where Sunday is like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July all rolled into one. We've never been there on Super Bowl Sunday, but they say that if you can't...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
I have to say, the decision by the NFL to hold the Denver Broncos Super Bowl press conferences aboard the Cornucopia Majesty ship is not popular with some, including a few seasick players. As I type this at 7:30 a.m.,......