| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:57 PM
DeMarco Murray broke his hand. Aaron Rodgers broke your heart. And the worst part is, the carnage probably isn't over.
I'm talking about something I like to call the "Playoffcalypse," fantasy football's annual playoff acolypse," where up is down and...
| Dec 5, 2014
Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
This is it. Championship week. Congratulations if you've made it this far in your fantasy football playoffs.
My condolences if you fell short. A lot of fantasy coachces who looked like sure bets heading into Week 15 found themselves on the outside...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:45 AM
There was at least one Chicago athlete who was happy with how the Chicago Bears played against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night -- at least at the end.
After Tuesday's morning skate at the United Center in preparation for their game against the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Ever since my sports listening and viewing became filled with commercials for FanDuel and DraftKings, I've had a sneaking suspicion that these "daily" fantasy football leagues would become the day trading of the new millennium.
Then I read this...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:11 PM
You've made your list. You've checked it twice. And in Week 16 you'll find out which fantasy football picks were naughty or nice. Hopefully you've remembered to sack the man from Santa Claus, Ind. They won't let poor Jay Cutler play in anymore Bears...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Before Sunday's complete domination of his old team the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. may have made mention once or twice or 47 times that he's 35 years old.
His advanced age no doubt factored into the Panthers'...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Some fantasy football leagues enter the playoffs in Week 14, while many play their final week of regular season ball. So it's a critical week if you're playing your first postseason game or a potential playoff berth hangs on this weekend's results....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:53 PM
This is for my players who are out of the game. I mean my fantasy football players who are suddenly finished with their favorite pastime after not qualifying for their league's playoffs.
You don't know what's worse: being out of contention by Week 8...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:19 PM
It's a huge week in fantasy football. Most leagues will be playing out their first-round matchups or the final slate of regular-season games. And it all begins with Thursday night's contest, as the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys.
Your head will spin...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:11 PM
As the Bears entered the final quarter of their season Thursday (sorry to go all Lovie Smith on you there), generating excitement for Bears-Dallas proved tough at first.
The playoffs are pretty much out the window for the Bears. There isn’t a...