| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:06 PM
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...
| 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 30, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Mike Ditka, I feel your pain.
There are many days where it's a real struggle to stay awake and I find myself nodding off at my desk, too.
At times like those, I find it helpful to get up and take a walk. Maybe grab a cup of coffee or splash some water...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:03 PM
One coach tells his players, "rip their freaking heads off and let them bleed." Another coach smacks a player in the head while telling him, "don't give me that soft crap."
The next season of HBO's "Hard Knocks?" An ESPN documentary on the famed defense...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Pro ball seems always to just elude my soft, suburban hands. I have this dream, over and over, where the QB zips a pass high over the middle, and I am unable to go up for it. I look down, and I see two newspaper editors wrapping their arms around my legs,...
| 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.