| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Hey, did you hear what Sarah Palin said about what Rush Limbaugh said about what Mike Ditka said about the Washington Redskins? If not, you should, because it's a wonderful example of cascading stupidity.
At issue, of course, is whether the NFL team...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Earlier Wednesday Mike Ditka made the news with his brash comments in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their controversial nickname.
Now it's time to meet his polar opposite, at least as far as this issue is concerned.
Mike Carey, a recently...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Sarah Palin has expressed her support for Mike Ditka, who has expressed his support for Daniel Snyder, who has vowed to never change the name of the Washington Redskins.
Got all that? It can get a little confusing. Just ask Palin and Ditka. Those two...
| Aug 16, 2014
Among the "playfully sophisticated" clothes for sale at children's boutique Peek Kids are popular graphic T-shirts bearing quotes from the likes of Gandhi, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Mother Teresa — and, now, Mike Ditka.
The premium clothing...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A first-round draft pick of the Bears in 1989, cornerback Donnell Woolford enjoyed a 10-year NFL career that culminated with two seasons with the Steelers and Panthers.
Woolford, now 48, owned the Bears record for interceptions by a cornerback with 36...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnistDavid Haugh.
For openers ...
Nobody will ever know what Tony Stewart was thinking Saturday night as his car approached Kevin Ward Jr. on the dirt track in Canandaigua, N.Y.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The Pro Football Hall of Fame displays more busts of Bears greats than any other team. But there is only one enshrined quarterback, Sid Luckman, who threw his last pass 64 years ago. Since then, there has been no shortage of Bears quarterbacks who were...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:40 PM
How do you feel about "spoilers?"
For those living in a cave without cable TV, the Urban Dictionary defines "spoilers" as: "When someone reveals a previously unknown aspect of something which you likely would have rather learned on your own." For...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner turned to legendary coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka for some campaign advice during a TV ad that aired during Sunday's Bears game.
The commercial, which cost Rauner's campaign $90,000 to air twice,...