| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:44 PM
Not all members of the 1985 Bears corroborate the tales of widespread abuse of painkillers and other drugs as chronicled in this week's "Real Sports" on HBO.
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka and quarterback Jim McMahon, among others, said the abuse...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 2:50 PM
PHOENIX There aren't many first-timers at this year's Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots made it to the big game as recently as three winters ago, and the Seahawks will play for their second consecutive title Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.
Yet for the...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:29 PM
Although Bill Belichick kept repeating that he is not a scientist, he is a genius.
In emerging Saturday for an impromptu press conference that was long on science, short on patience and nothing short of remarkable, the Patriots coach did more than...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Eat pizza. Help the Gale Sayers Foundation. Easy enough, right?
Bricks Wood Fired Pizza will donate $2 for every “Kansas Comet” pizza sold to the Gale Sayers Foundation’s Hall of Fame Mission, which brings innovative and technology-...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday tried to make the case he's done on a good job on crime during his four years in office while acknowledging that many Chicagoans don't feel safe in their own neighborhoods.
The mayor's speech on public safety came as...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:39 AM
It's an old trick but it works: Put a bushy mustache on anyone's face and they transform into Mike Ditka.
OK, almost anyone. Some people need a pair of sunglasses and a throwback sweater to complete the look.
But Jamie Noah didn't need to add much...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:48 PM
So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:41 PM
Peggy Kusinski made a conscious decision during the end of the Lovie Smith era. Unless the Bears coach said something particularly newsworthy — a rarity — she wasn't going to air soundbites from him during WMAQ-5 newscasts.
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:01 PM
There is no shortage of renowned running backs in Bears history, starting with Red Grange, who brought credibility to pro football with a 1925 national barnstorming tour. Grange's pro rushing career never matched his University of Illinois output...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback.
When he became general manager of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Really, with the roads clear, no new snow, minimal wind and even the sun shining brightly on a clear, crisp day, we close our schools in January because it is ... cold?
Alleged global warming aside, we still live in Chicago, no? Consider this the...