| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Mike Ditka didn't bring the 1985 Bears defense with him down the red carpet to midfield at halftime Monday night.
Because of the 2013 offense, he didn't have to.
Backup quarterback Josh McCown accounted for five touchdowns, three before the Bears...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Conventional wisdom said throw the ball away and take the field goal.
So, naturally, Bears quarterback Josh McCown took his chances. December in the NFL is no time for the timid, and the Bears arrived Monday night at Soldier Field intent on seizing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Before leaving Soldier Field shortly after midnight Monday, a Bears employee with a wry sense of humor — and the moment — cracked wise in a way that summed up the Josh McCown mania sweeping the city.
"Since we said No. 89 is the last...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:05 PM
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It's not easy to put "60 Minutes'" Lara Logan, alleged Miami Dolphins bully Richie Incognito and tiger-blood-infused loose cannon Charlie Sheen all in the same sentence, but this week, anyway, they have one thing in common: The half-assed apology.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Mike Ditka wants me to get a flu shot.
I learned this while sitting in traffic the other day. A CTA bus glided up alongside my car, its long banner billboard filling the passenger-side window. Its message: "Don't let the flu beat you. Get a flu shot."...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:06 PM
The last time Cam Cleeland had two good eyes, a pillowcase was being pulled over his head.
It was 15 years ago in a University of Wisconsin La Crosse dormitory that housed New Orleans Saints players for training camp. Cleeland and his fellow rookies...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:32 PM
blockquote> The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Great concern abounds for the health and welfare of beloved NFL gladiators, whose quality of life may be compromised because of repeated concussions and other long-term injuries.
But what about the masses of young amateur football players across the...