| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Great concern abounds for the health and welfare of beloved NFL gladiators, whose quality of life may be compromised because of repeated concussions and other long-term injuries.
But what about the masses of young amateur football players across the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:32 PM
blockquote> The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Winning performances by a number of fresh-faced newcomers are almost but not quite enough to recommend "The Secret Lives of Dorks," a fitfully amusing, more often shrill and overstated teen comedy that, like its dweeby protagonist, tries too hard to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Story: Ditka regrets not challenging Obama (Mike) Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach, was speaking at an oil company event last week in Watford City, N.D., when he recalled his decision not to run against Barack Obama in the 2004......
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:05 AM
President Mike Ditka? That would be an interesting alternate timeline to visit.
Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach, was speaking to a group of people in North Dakota when he said his biggest mistake was not running for the U.S. Senate against the...
| 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....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:18 AM
The Fridge is fine.
Despite Twitter rumors to the contrary on Wednesday, former Chicago defensive lineman William "Refrigerator" Perry is not dead. The super-sized star from the Bears' Super Bowl champion team from the 1985 season confirmed it himself...
| Aug 6, 2013
Mike Ditka is getting into the sausage game. The former Chicago Bears coach and restaurateur has partnered with Vienna Beef to launch Ditka Sausages.
The varieties of 1/3-pound sausages include Ditka Hot Beef Polish Sausage (hickory-smooked beef sausage...
| 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...
| 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...