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  • Gale Sayers-inspired pizza added to Bricks Wood Fired Pizza menu

     Gale Sayers-inspired pizza added to Bricks Wood Fired Pizza menu
    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-...
  • Belichick Makes Shrewd Move Trying To Deflate Deflategate

    Belichick Makes Shrewd Move Trying To Deflate Deflategate
    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...
  • Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools

    Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools
    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...
  • Local media sure could use Bears coach with something to say

     Local media sure could use Bears coach with something to say
    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. The policy...
  • Best Bears running backs: Payton, then the rest

    Best Bears running backs: Payton, then the rest
    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...
  • Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters

     Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters
    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...
  • Bears' Marc Trestman faces test of temperament

    Bears' Marc Trestman faces test of temperament
    Preparation and a forward-looking mindset is key to good leadership. Good leaders act with a plan and a purpose. Often that plan goes astray, and in those circumstances survival is determined by adaptability and the ability to stay calm and make...
  • Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches

    Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches
    Lance Briggs weighed in with his three all-time greatest Bears coaches this week when he ranked George Halas, Mike Ditka and Lovie Smith at the top. This reporter has been around here a little longer than Briggs. In fact, Halas once invited me to sit...
  • Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week

    Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week
    It wasn't really a mutiny of any kind. The suggestion, Jared Allen said, actually came from Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker himself. With the defense in need of resuscitation after humiliating losses to the Patriots and Packers, Bears defensive...
  • NFL used to offer an escape; now it requires one

    Every yard Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gains in 2014 will represent a step backward for a society swept away by the NFL, the $9 billion league becoming increasingly harder to watch regardless of what television ratings say. Anybody else skip...
  • Mike Ditka: Redskins name debate fueled by 'politically correct idiots'

    Mike Ditka: Redskins name debate fueled by 'politically correct idiots'
    Mike Ditka has weighed in on the Redskins name debate. Boy, has he ever! The legendary NFL player and coach didn't hold back in a recent interview, telling the Redskins Historian website in no uncertain terms that Washington's football team...