| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:58 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Mike Martz’s end-around to Dane Sanzenbacher with the game still in doubt or Mike Martz’s bootleg for Jay Cutler with the game already decided?
But wait, other than those two curious calls, I...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa."
Tomlin was right. Sort of....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Now comes NFL free agency, or as it’s known at Halas Hall, “Where my offensive tackle?’’
Even before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. kickoff to free agency, the Bears were one of several teams mentioned in the Jake Long sweepstakes....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:37 PM
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:29 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Sam stepped onto stage and looked into what might have been the largest media gathering in the history of the NFL scouting combine. Hundreds of reporters clustered in, and there were three rows of TV and video cameras.
| May 25, 2014
Separated by two years and about 25 miles, Morocco Brown and Ray Farmer remember one another merely as respected rivals — Brown, a North Carolina State linebacker, twice led the Wolfpack in tackles; Farmer, a Duke safety, twice made All-ACC first...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Jim Ross said he could dedicate an entire chapter to the Chicago area in his autobiography — if he ever writes one.
The legendary WWE announcer — known for his enthusiastic delivery and black cowboy hat — has for now opted to share his...
| Jul 24, 2013
Preseason media days are gifts that keep on giving, and not just the lingering heartburn from 24/7 gratis vittles. The ACC's just-completed football boondoggle in Greensboro, N.C. — compliments on the grilled salmon topped with fried leeks —...
| Jul 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Odds are, Kirk Cousins is going to play. Not just in preseason, mind you, but in real games with considerable stakes that could determine whether the Washington Redskins reach their playoff potential.
Not to wish any harm to Robert...
| Jul 29, 2009
Today's flash points include a Harvard professor, Supreme Court nominee and vilified quarterback.
Say hello to Henry Louis Gates Jr., Sonia Sotomayor and Michael Vick.
We sports types will leave Gates to sociologists and Sotomayor to the Senate. But...
| Jan 19, 2008
So much for the mistaken notion that the Ravens did not have a Plan B.
Barely a day after they were left at the altar by Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, the Ravens announced the hiring of Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach John...