| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:23 PM
PHOENIX — In the Valley of the Sun, which remained a rumor Saturday, people lined up to buy umbrellas and plastic ponchos. They laughed about packing shorts and sandals.
For another overcast day leading to Super Bowl XLIX, the skies remained as...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:43 PM
At exactly 6:15 every morning before school, Keifer Sykes walked out the door of his home at 67th and East End streets on Chicago's South Side and into Albert Sharp's car.
Not at 6:16 or 6:20 or 6:25 — 6:15 sharp indeed.
Sykes knew he couldn't...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:38 AM
Many of you are aware of how the Bears follow my every suggestion, and you’re welcome for the firing of general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman.
But as much as the Bears always have looked to me for guidance and help, I’m here...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:51 PM
CHANDLER, Ariz. — LeGarrette Blount, built like a Mack truck and able to cut like a Ferrari, was talking about his feet the other morning.
"I've always had nice feet," the Patriots' 250-pound running back said Wednesday during the Super Bowl media...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:15 PM
PHOENIX — Channeling his inner Pete Carroll, Bill Belichick showed up relaxed in jeans and flip flops. Channeling his inner One Direction, Tom Brady showed up with hair somewhere between boy band and bed head.
And Marshawn Lynch?
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:40 PM
Dave Hyde misses the mark with his article on cheating. It's not the cheating in the game that should offend the fans, it's the fact that nobody cares — not the fans, the players, the coaches, the owners or even the NFL. Cheating only makes for good...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Roger Goodell has the PR equivalent of 3.1 seconds before the pocket of negativity collapses on him and the rich NFL empire over which he presides.
The embattled commissioner must act swiftly and appropriately, though speed has never been his or the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:41 AM
It doesn't matter if we want Deflategate. It doesn't matter if we don't want Deflategate.
We NEED Deflategate.
Whether the Patriots purposely took some of the air out of their footballs Sunday as they were taking all of the air out of the Indianapolis...
| Sep 18, 2013
The New England Patriots haven't fielded a lousy offense since 2000. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't endured a losing season since 2003. The Philadelphia Eagles haven't played this fast since — well, they've never played this fast.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:24 AM
NFL teams gather in Indianapolis this week for the scouting combine, the underwear decathlon in which college football players try to look like athletes because dumb NFL football teams draft athletes instead of football players.
| Jan 18, 2011
| 11:09 AM
The three NFL starters from the Peninsula had landmark regular seasons. Each excelled for a division champion, two made the Pro Bowl and the other was part of NFL history.
But January is football's cruelest month, and all endured the frustrations of an...