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  • Digiplex theater chain kicks off football documentary

    Digiplex theater chain kicks off football documentary
    A documentary about the topical issue of injuries to football players, "The United States of Football," hits cinemas nationwide Friday, thanks to an unusual partnership between a small theater chain and a film production-and-distribution company....
  • Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships

    Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships
    One spring day in a much simpler time in Chicago, a photo appeared in the Cicero Life newspaper that helped create a picturesque childhood for Tony and Carl Ruzicka, twin ball boys for the 1963 NFL champion Bears. It was a shot of good ol' No. 73,...
  • Chicago's overlooked champions

    Chicago's overlooked champions
    The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season. That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...
  • Ray Lewis raises Ravens' leadership question

    Ray Lewis raises Ravens' leadership question
    The leadership question surrounding the Ravens has been a frequent topic of conversation ever since middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired, and free safety Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans. After losing so much institutional knowledge, the Ravens...
  • Speaking of sports

     
    Headline: Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid' It is, I guess. Or, rather, risky. Cold weather isn't so terrible for football. The key playoff games are often held in frigid conditions. And the average temperature range on an......
  • Hall of Famer Jim Palmer coming to the Lehigh Valley

     
    Ann Marie Surovy, the dynamo in charge of the annual LifePath & Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (PICPA) Thanksgiving benefit and awards luncheon every November in Fogelsville, works fast. Even with some people still not having...
  • Ditka's son pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

    Ditka's son pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation
    The son of former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka received 24 months of probation after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI and possession of a controlled substance in a Lake County courtroom this morning. It was Mark Ditka’s fourth arrest for...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    if Lovie Smith gets fired, how long after the purge will it take the Bears to have a winning season? -- @joshohmart, from Twitter No matter what happens the rest of the way this season, I would say the chances of the Bears being worse next season would...
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense." For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
  • Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers 'very minor stroke'

    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers 'very minor stroke'
    Former Bears coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a "very minor stroke." Contacted Friday evening, Ditka said, "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal." Ditka was at...
  • Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches

    Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches
    In trying to pare down the list of coaches who should replace Lovie Smith, I have two top choices, and neither is Bill Cowher. It’s not that I don’t like or respect Cowher, it’s that I’m looking for the Bears to make a...