| May 9, 2015
| 6:24 AM
I see by assorted headlines, blogs and tweets (ah, modern journalism, you half-cracked fool) that the Patriots cheated their way to another Super Bowl title, that Tom Brady is a fraud, a liar and a sham, that Bill Belichick is the worst villain since...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Not many people would have predicted that Sunday's game between Miami and Detroit would be the kind of splashy matchup it is, between two erstwhile also-rans riding three-game winning streaks.
And who could have guessed San Francisco at New Orleans...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:42 PM
One small stomp for man, one giant gulp for the Detroit Lions.
The NFL on Monday suspended Detroit center Dominic Raiola one game for stomping on the ankle of Chicago defensive tackle Ego Ferguson the day before.
That means the Lions will be without...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:03 PM
The New England Patriots got out of the Northeast on Monday before the blizzard hit, and flew directly into the eye of a different storm.
While football fans from every corner of the map have already grown weary of "Deflategate," New England coaches and...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The fix is in — and it's working.
Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't put up his typical gaudy numbers Sunday. He didn't throw four touchdown passes or roll up 400 yards. He did something better.
He did the Lambeau Limp.
Rodgers, carted off in the first half with a calf injury,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Show Me State . . . just did.
It was misery in Missouri on Sunday for the teams in last season's Super Bowl. Seattle lost at Kansas City, and Denver fell at St. Louis.
The Chiefs moved into a two-way tie for first in the AFC West by virtue of...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Strange days indeed.
After starting the season 0-10, the Oakland Raiders finally got a win . . . by beating the scorching-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who had won seven of their previous eight games.
The first-place Atlanta Falcons at 4-6 will play host...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Let's start here: The Dolphins entered the pre-game locker room in Oakland two hours before kickoff. Upon changing into uniforms, an Oakland playbook was discovered in a locker, complete with audible calls, according to several players.
The playbook was...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:45 AM
Can you imagine if the Bears were introducing Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as their new head coach this week?
Can you imagine if the Bears were coming off a 5-11 season punctuated with miserable offensive decisions and now trying to...