| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:25 PM
As someone who has run numerous races, including the Chicago Marathon, I consider myself to be in good shape.
To prove it, I headed to Microsoft's offices downtown to test the new Gatorade Sports Performance workout training program, which launches...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Last week in parenthesis.
1. Seahawks 1-0 (1): If you needed a statement on their resolve to repeat as champions, it was delivered at the Packers' expense.
2. Broncos 1-0 (2): DeMarcus Ware looked healthy and energized and that wasn't always the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A new NFL season is dawning and the heirarchy of power in the AFC South is looking pretty familiar. The Colts are still the team to beat, but the Texans are poised to make an improvement over last year's dismal campaign.
The predicted order of finish:...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:13 PM
New England Patriots
2013: 12-4, first.
Last in playoffs: 2013.
They're going all the way: TE Rob Gronkowski is (almost) back — he's still favoring his recovering right knee and is said to be 50-50 for the opener against the Dolphins....
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have agreed on a new six-year, $100-million contract, the Associated Press reports, with $51.8-million guaranteed and a $10-million signing bonus.
Watt has had 74 tackles for loss, 36 1/2 sacks and 27 pass...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In predicted order of finish by division:
2013 | 13-3, 1st in West
Last year in playoffs | 2013
Going all the way: Offense-minded Denver beefed up on the other side of the ball, adding end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib, and...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Should Cowboy fans be concerned that Tiger Woods had to withdraw from the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational?
How does that have any impact on the upcoming football season?
It doesn't. But the golfer's struggles to return to form are why...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
So, what's new around the NFL?
It has been a heavy week and a half for NFL fans, laden with serious subjects and guilt about following a sport so plagued with social problems. So Week 3 is a welcome relief, and some matchups should pay off emotionally...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
If you lost, don't panic. If you won, don't gloat. It's Week 2 of fantasy football: redemption or retribution could be at hand.
I don't have to tell you Week 2 is critical. You can pawn off your lineup mistakes from the season opener on new players...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
ATLANTA -- Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Conventional wisdom said last season's potent Denver Broncos offense would slip to more common NFL numbers, like an over-performing stock market correcting itself. Conventional wisdom needs to have a seat in the corner.
What I saw Sunday was a unit...