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Mike Ditka

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  • Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Although I think he's done a decent job overall, one thing I don't like about Phil Emery's draft philosophy is his emphasis on “versatility.” I believe this is just a way for Emery to cover his behind in case the player he drafts doesn't pan...
  • WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'

    WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'
    Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration." The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m....
  • Pete Carroll's secrets to success: from locker room to classroom

    The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm...
  • Jeannie Morris recognized for pioneering efforts

     Jeannie Morris recognized for pioneering efforts
    One day early in Jeannie Morris' groundbreaking 24-year career as a Chicago sports broadcaster, she encountered an angry Ted Williams in the dugout of old Comiskey Park. The baseball legend, then the manager of the Rangers, prepared Morris for the...
  • After Olympics, Rocky Wirtz hungry for NHL action

    After Olympics, Rocky Wirtz hungry for NHL action
    To feed his appetite for hockey during the 34 days between Blackhawks home games, Chairman Rocky Wirtz went to Rockford to see the IceHogs, his team's minor league affiliate. After Wirtz's visit, the IceHogs went 8-0-1. Somewhere, an IceHogs marketing...
  • Keith Olbermann Picks Just the Right Time to Return to Sports Coverage

    Keith Olbermann might not have fully realized it, but he picked the right time to get back into sports, where the coverage, for the most part, hasn't caught up with the news. It's been noted that sports once led society -- witness Jackie Robinson...
  • Mike Schmidt in the TV booth could be a home run for the Phillies

    Mike Schmidt in the TV booth could be a home run for the Phillies
    On the day before Thanksgiving every November, LifePath and the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants have a banquet as a fundraiser and bring in some big sports name to serve as its main speaker. Johnny Bench,...
  • Defense makes Seahawks champions

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Nobody begrudged Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman the last word after Sunday night's 43-8 annihilation of the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Nobody called Sherman a big mouth, or worse, or questioned...
  • Super Bowl at Soldier Field? It's complicated

    Super Bowl at Soldier Field? It's complicated
    Could Chicago ever host the Super Bowl? While all eyes will be on New York/New Jersey this Sunday for the first open-air, cold weather Super Bowl, Chicagoans have been debating for years whether the Big Game could come to the Windy City. Short answer:...
  • Speaking of sports

     
    Headline: Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid' It is, I guess. Or, rather, risky. Cold weather isn't so terrible for football. The key playoff games are often held in frigid conditions. And the average temperature range on an......
  • Don Shula: Super Bowl in New York a "bad thing"

    Don Shula: Super Bowl in New York a "bad thing"
    Isn't it weird that the dissenting voices you hear complaining about the cold-weather Super Bowl aren't coming from the current, new-age players and coaches, but from the former, old-school players and coaches? You'd think if anybody would relish...