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  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • Football: Bargas, Urquiza have fun in Canton

    Football: Bargas, Urquiza have fun in Canton
    Mike Bargas calls it lightning striking twice. After the Estancia High football coach took one of his players, Alipa Peters, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2011, he never thought he would be back. But he got a chance to take a current...
  • Pro Football HOF: Bottleneck frustrates worthy candidates

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange Pro Football HOF: Bottleneck frustrates worthy candidates When seven pro football greats have their legendary status verified this weekend at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, many other former...
  • Stephen A. Smith Suspension Exposes ESPN's Bigger Problem

    ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts - rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X's and O's - can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in...
  • Bears training camp snapshot: Tight ends

     Bears training camp snapshot: Tight ends
    The Bears believe Martellus Bennett is poised to build on his breakthrough first season with the team but seek a more dependable backup tight end. Biggest offseason developments: In an 11-day span in March, the Bears re-signed Dante Rosario, released...
  • Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to menu

    Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to menu
    Happy National Hot Dog Month, from Mike Ditka and his friends at Al’s Beef. The Italian beef chain has added the “Spicy, Jumbo Ditka Dog” -- a char-grilled, 1/3 pound Vienna Beef sausage -- to its menu in honor of National Hot Dog...
  • Mike Ditka named spokesman for Al's Beef

    Mike Ditka named spokesman for Al's Beef
    Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka is the new spokesman for Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza.   In a partnership that seems right out of a Saturday Night Live "Superfans" skit, Da Coach was introduced Tuesday at the site of a new Al’s Beef...
  • 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....
  • Herman Edwards is still a coach at heart and delivers poignant message at Thanksgiving eve banquet

    In introducing Herman Edwards to the crowd Wednesday afternoon at the 16th annual Lehigh Valley Chapter of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and LifePath Thanksgiving Benefit and Awards Luncheon, former Central Columbia High and...
  • Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen

    Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen
    This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
  • Mike Ditka says he should have run against Obama for Senate in 2004

    President Mike Ditka? That would be an interesting alternate timeline to visit. Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach, was speaking to a group of people in North Dakota when he said his biggest mistake was not running for the U.S. Senate against the...