| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The sports fan in me died Sept. 9, 1972. Forty two years later, it isn't difficult to make such an admission. The hard part is admitting the sports fan in me returned from the dead in the waning days of 2014.
Growing up in the 1960s as a fan of the...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The pen of women's basketball history is in Geno Auriemma's hand now.
The UConn-Tennessee rivalry didn't invent the sport, but it sure as hell made the sport. And when Pat Summitt showed a coward's wisdom in 2007 by ending the greatest series in women's...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:03 AM
Every dog may have its day, but only one can win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, coming up Monday-Tuesday, Feb.16-17, at New York's Madison Square Garden. All dogs competing in the prestigious show have earned the title of Champion...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Don't count the Big Ten among New York tourists.
"We don't want to visit," Commissioner Jim Delany said Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, site of the 2018 Big Ten men's basketball tournament. "We want to live here."
Madison Square Garden also will...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:47 PM
When the Bulls begin their season Wednesday night in New York, we'll see Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony on the floor together, albeit under different circumstances than Chicago had hoped last summer.
We'll see if the Bulls resemble a team capable of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Yes, his parents divorced when he was 12. Yes, he was the kind of kid who wouldn't accept authority until authority proved its logic to him.
But just as big as either of those factors in developing Drew Michael's comic perspective, he said, was a...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:55 PM
It seems each generation discovers a new Stevie Wonder.
In the early 1960s, he was the musical boy genius who at 13 became the youngest artist to ever to have a No. 1 record, with “Fingertips — Part 1 & 2.” In the later 1960s, he was...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
My Walk of Faith from the steps of the state Capitol to the steps of Gampel Pavilion, Hartford to Storrs, all 26 miles of redemption, will be Sunday, Oct. 5.
I thought about calling it the Jacobs Is A Moron Walk. Or the No Escalators Walk. Or The...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
To people involved in the process, Bears Chairman George McCaskey pursued bringing the NFL draft to Chicago in 2015 like it was the next-best thing to his team picking last in the first round — the spot reserved for a Super Bowl champion.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson admitted Wednesday at Sellersville Theater 1894 that their late father, 1950 and ‘60s TV star and singer Ricky Nelson, wouldn’t have wanted a tribute like the show they were doing for him.
“Luckily, God gave...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:40 AM
And to think, it took Wrigley Field 91 years to host its first concert.
Rolling Stone ranked the top 10 rock stadiums and arenas in the U.S. – based on a poll it took among 26 music insiders, including country singer Miranda Lambert, rapper...