| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 8:14 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:41 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...