| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Hey, look! They finally put a team in Soldier Field worth showing up to watch.
That’s not a shot at the Bears --- OK, not as cheap a shot as I usually take --- but more off a comment on the difference between football and hockey, and after...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:36 PM
Inside the snow globe that Soldier Field became on a Saturday night made for an outdoor hockey game between the Blackhawks and Penguins, stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews stood pensively with their teammates for the national anthem.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:05 PM
If there were a watch-dog group that monitors abuse against sports announcers, surely it would look into what NBC is doing to Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire.
For the fourth time this year, NBC is sending its lead NHL team outdoors for...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Plain White T’s has been added to Saturday’s Stadium Series festivities at Soldier Field.
The Chicago-area band known for its hits “Hey There Delilah” and “1, 2, 3, 4” will perform before the outdoor game between...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:25 PM
To feed his appetite for hockey during the 34 days between Blackhawks home games, Chairman Rocky Wirtz went to Rockford to see the IceHogs, his team's minor league affiliate.
After Wirtz's visit, the IceHogs went 8-0-1. Somewhere, an IceHogs marketing...
| Feb 19, 2014
How do you make Chicago a tourism destination at a time of year when Chicagoans would love to get away?
Come for the polar vortex, potholes and salty gray slush. Stay because there's no way your flight is getting out today.
Hotel rates this time of...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:58 PM
In Boston last fall to speak at Harvard University, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sat in the back of a sedan as his driver pulled out of a city tunnel and pointed in the direction of TD Garden.
"The guy says, 'Over there is where the great sin occurred,''' Emanuel...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:08 PM
What is it about Soldier Field that makes Chicago mayors lose their judgment? The renovation completed in 2003 was one of the worst blots on Mayor Richard Daley's record, burdening taxpayers with $432 million in costs and giving the Bears the smallest...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Nobody ever has accused the NFL of failing to make a profit.
But you can't help wonder if the league finally has gone too far and maximized television exposure over competitive integrity. The decision to flex the Bears-Eagles game to NBC's "Sunday Night...
| Mar 9, 2014
My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control.
I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking-meter kiosks. My pulse can accelerate when I see hundreds of yards of gratuitous wrought-iron...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:21 PM
If circumstances play out, Al Michaels could find himself on the call for three straight Bears games.
Michaels and his NBC colleagues will work the Bears-Eagles game Sunday night. There's a strong possibility NBC will be at Soldier Field on the...