| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season.
That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...
| Sep 1, 2013
One spring day in a much simpler time in Chicago, a photo appeared in the Cicero Life newspaper that helped create a picturesque childhood for Tony and Carl Ruzicka, twin ball boys for the 1963 NFL champion Bears.
It was a shot of good ol' No. 73,...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 10:13 AM
The leadership question surrounding the Ravens has been a frequent topic of conversation ever since middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired, and free safety Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans.
After losing so much institutional knowledge, the Ravens...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Mike Ditka has weighed in on the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and he didn't mince words.
The Hall of Fame player who spent much of his career playing big games in cold, inclement weather said planning the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Mike Ditka, I feel your pain.
There are many days where it's a real struggle to stay awake and I find myself nodding off at my desk, too.
At times like those, I find it helpful to get up and take a walk. Maybe grab a cup of coffee or splash some water...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:03 PM
One coach tells his players, "rip their freaking heads off and let them bleed." Another coach smacks a player in the head while telling him, "don't give me that soft crap."
The next season of HBO's "Hard Knocks?" An ESPN documentary on the famed defense...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Pro ball seems always to just elude my soft, suburban hands. I have this dream, over and over, where the QB zips a pass high over the middle, and I am unable to go up for it. I look down, and I see two newspaper editors wrapping their arms around my legs,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:59 AM
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....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:09 AM
A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and New York Jets.
* Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News expects the Ravens to win in a blowout.
The Jets on the road against a good, swarming defense? Both they and we learned the hard...
| Sep 16, 2013
Former Philadelphia Eagles player and Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards is coming to the Lehigh Valley. He has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 16th annual LifePath and PICPA Thanksgiving Benefit and Awards...
| Dec 29, 2013
Working on a Sunday can be exhausting. Just ask Mike Ditka, who seems to have fallen asleep during ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" on Dec. 29....