| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Do you have moments when you expect a public outcry but nothing happens? It happened to me last Sunday when fans were evacuated in the first quarter of a Soldier Field game between home Chicago Bears and visiting Baltimore Ravens. The important words in...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Next April, the NCAA men's basketball Final Four will offer unique coverage, with each of the semifinal games going nationally on TBS while both TNT and truTV will have broadcasts of the same game with one tailored to each of the teams involved, including...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:47 PM
We may have great news for Jacksonville Jags fans. Yes, both of you.
(Lordy, that was cheap.)
Anyway, here's the news based on some scientific studies. (FYI: A "scientific study" differs from an ordinary poll in one significant way: A "scientific...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Saturday night at a black-tie dinner in Chicago, a Dodgers broadcaster will go into the Hall of Fame and it won't be Vin Scully.
A shocker? No.
Scully is already there. If there is a Hall of Fame that has any connection whatsoever to broadcasting...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
BOSTON — They swept the Cardinals in four games in 2004. They swept the Rockies in four games in 2007. Two innings into this chilly Wednesday night beer-league rout at Fenway Park, it had to be, just had to be asked.
Is it too late to revise my...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
On the subject of super fights, who better to ask than the Boy Promoter, Don Chargin, who is 85?
Yes, they still call him that. And yes, he still promotes boxing matches. He lives in Cambria, puts on shows for local fighters in Central and Northern...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:55 PM
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones and challenger Glover Teixeira were in separate meeting rooms Wednesday at Hotel Monaco when they met the local media to promote their April 26 title fight at Baltimore Arena, but that wasn't really...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:18 PM
It is time for Oscar De La Hoya's two-year checkup. Not the medical kind, the public kind.
It was two years ago this week that boxing's Golden Boy suffered through the longest 18 holes of his life. Golf wasn't the problem. Hooked drives and missed putts...
| Aug 8, 2009
Vincent Bugliosi has moved on, but the world hasn't. Forty years after the impossibly grisly Tate-LaBianca murders, he is still "the Manson prosecutor." This, in spite of his many books since, arguing with magisterial fury about the JFK assassination, the...
| Jun 12, 2010
| 1:35 PM
- Jerry Forrest dreams of Olympic and professional success
- He dabbled in football and basketball at Woodside
- Forrest reached the Golden Gloves national tournament
Jerry Forrest was an aspiring architect. He earned good grades at Woodside High,...