| Nov 5, 2013
STORRS — There is no official injury list for coaches. There is no probable, questionable or doubtful. Yet make no mistake, what happened to John Fox and Gary Kubiak are the perils of modern football, every bit as real as the concussions and ACL...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For his first official picture in a Bears uniform in the spring of 1961, Mike Ditka eagerly showed up at Soldier Field ready to do exactly what he was told during the team's photo shoot.
That included putting on whatever jersey the Bears issued their...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Mike Ditka never fell out of view.
With the Bears retiring his No. 89 Monday night, it is worth noting that the totality of Ditka's football career also includes a remarkable run as a network analyst. When he signed on with NBC in 1993 after being fired...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Former Philadelphia Eagles player and Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards is coming to the Lehigh Valley. He has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 16th annual LifePath and PICPA Thanksgiving Benefit and Awards...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Lombardi's Legacy on ESPN celebrates legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi in a one-hour special hosted by Chris Berman on Thursday, June 6. Joining Berman in studio is Mike Ditka and former Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer. Packers legend Bart Starr is also...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
We've come across a little used option this past week. We need to use it more.
J'Marcus Webb, having lost his starting right tackle job, has agreed to take a cut in pay.
Wow. I mean … wow. I didn't think that was possible in 2013. You know,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:43 PM
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....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:33 PM
It bears repeating on the first Monday of September that one Friday night in August hardly suggests an NFL team will play on a super Sunday in February.
The Bears generally looked good in preseason, but not that good — and Mike Ditka can't stop by...
| Sep 13, 2013
Bitterness is as much a part of the Bears' storied tradition as the T-formation and a bone-crushing defense.
Pick an era and it's not hard to find former Bears who've enjoyed slinging mud at the organization with which they gained national fame. Brian...
| Sep 1, 2013
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,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
When the Bears retired Mike Ditka's old No. 89 in May, they announced that his would be the team's final retired number. And no wonder: their 14 retired numbers is the most in the NFL. Among the great players whose jerseys will not be removed from...