| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Peyton Manning's proud legacy should not be tarnished if the Broncos lose Sunday's Super Bowl.
Surely, his reputation would be enhanced if he helps his team to victory over the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. But the notion Manning no...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:31 PM
You don't need a Las Vegas bookmaker to compute the Bears' odds for success without Jay Cutler.
Cutler is the irreplaceable part for the 2013 Bears. You'd have a slot loose to think the Bears are going to put together a winning team...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:53 PM
GREEN BAY — Although the Bears have failed repeatedly to hold down the Packers, the rest of the league believes the Bears know how to do it.
So this season, almost every Packers opponent has borrowed the Cover-2 pages from the Bears' playbook....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 8:51 PM
From memory, I still can recite the start of Saints coach Sean Payton's stirring pregame speech to his alma mater's football team before a 2009 Naperville Central football game.
"Twenty-seven years ago, I sat in this locker room just like you guys, on...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:40 PM
GREEN BAY — For perhaps the first time in a generation of games between the NFL's most storied rivals, the Bears could make a declaration Monday night for which the Packers had no defense.
They had the best quarterback on the field.
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Another three-and-out? Another stalled drive? Time to run the punt team back onto the field and get ready to play defense again.
That’s frustrating from a player’s perspective. You grab your helmet, drop a couple of colorful words under...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:21 PM
In less than three weeks, there will be answers to all the questions being debated around water coolers from Milwaukee to Merrillville.
Many words have been devoted to Lovie Smith's future and the power structure in Lake Forest since the Bears tumbled...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Packers' wide receiver Randall Cobb was viewed as a creative offense weapon and a top special teams talent when he came out of Kentucky. However, the second-year pro has developed quickly into one of Aaron Rodgers' top options in the passing game this...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near.
The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
USC needs to answer two fundamental questions as it searches for a new football coach.
Question 1: Should it fall for the sentimental "That old gang of mine" yarn that only a former Trojan like Jack Del Rio or Jeff Fisher can come in and fix this mess?...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Less than two minutes remained in the first half when the Bears took over on their on their 37-yard line, tied at 7-7.
Then there was Jay Cutler, shaking his head, hands up in there air, look of exasperation on his face after throwing an interception...