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  • Northwestern Signing Day: All 21 in the books

    Northwestern Signing Day: All 21 in the books
    Connor Mahoney wins the prize. The guard from Pennsylvania was the first member of Northwestern’s 2012 recruiting class to fax his letter of intent to the school. That’s according to @CoachFitz51, Pat Fitzgerald’s twitter handle. And...
  • Jim McMahon's special Super Bowl fundraiser to benefit Indiana soldiers

    Jim McMahon's special Super Bowl fundraiser to benefit Indiana soldiers
    A group of Indiana soldiers serving in Afghanistan were the special guest VIP's of a charity event hosted by former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon Thursday night. McMahon, some of his former player friends and celebrities talked live to the Hoosier soldiers...
  • Throwback Thursday: John Mackey's Hall-of-Fame hands

    Throwback Thursday: John Mackey's Hall-of-Fame hands
    We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun, and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday." With former Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey passing away...
  • Judge refuses to jail Ditka's son for curfew violations

    A son of former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, charged with aggravated driving under the influence, has violated his court-ordered curfew three times but a Lake County judge refused a prosecutor's request to jail him. Michael P. Ditka, 49, today pleaded...
  • 18 holes with ... Teddy Greenstein

    18 holes with ... Teddy Greenstein
    [EDs note: With the British Open teeing off Thursday, it seemed like the perfect time to talk golf. Here's golf writer Teddy Greenstein on the ultimate self-invented assignment...] It hit Brian Kelly midway through our round, after we had chatted about...
  • Destroyers a chance for Schottenheimer to teach again

    Destroyers a chance for Schottenheimer to teach again
    Some days he is a teacher, and his classroom measures 120 yards x 53 1/3 yards. Some days he is a youngster again, carrying a football on the slanted field next to the golf course near his western Pennsylvania home. On his best days he is both, when...
  • Ravens agree to deal with Ricky Williams

    Ravens agree to deal with Ricky Williams
    The Ravens filled their void at back running back, agreeing to a deal with Ricky Williams. The former Heisman Trophy winner ran for 673 yards and two touchdowns for the Miami Dolphins last season. Williams, though, totaled 1,121 yards and 11 touchdowns...
  • Cutler stays up, but Bears' offense a downer

    Cutler stays up, but Bears' offense a downer
    On his first chance in the exhibition season, Roy Williams dropped a third-and-10 pass that would’ve picked up 16. While he gets into football shape, can he also get into catching shape? No, wait, I think one of the guys with a reputation for drops...
  • From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?

    From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?
    Author Jeff Pearlman is the latest to find himself in the Shoot the Messenger Dunking Booth, for his comprehensive and unsparing biography of the late Walter Payton. Mike Ditka said he'd spit on Pearlman. Ex-teammates are critical and skeptical of his...
  • All Saints Day Is Not For Football's Saints

    All Saints Day Is Not For Football's Saints
    On this day in 1966 New Orleans was awarded an NFL franchise. When the subject of naming the club came up it was a no-brainer that because it was All Saints Day and New Orleans was a city filled with Catholics, the team should be called "The Saints."...
  • Chicago's schizo streets

    Chicago's schizo streets
    Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...