| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:24 PM
We've had this here on Groller's Corner earlier this year, but with it now being October and the Reds in the Major League Baseball playoffs, it's a good time to remind area sports fans that Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench will be the keynote speaker...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:23 PM
I don't know about you, but I am fed up with hearing the Mike Ditkas of the world lecture us about how great Andy Reid is and how ungrateful Philadelphia fans are for wanting him gone. Ditka was at it......
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:25 PM
I did not get to ask any questions of Johnny Bench on Wednesday during his appearance in the Lehigh Valley. He had to leave immediately after his presentation at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Foglesville. By the time I got from my table to his,...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Chicago has a TV choice to make tonight, between a presidential debate on foreign policy and that Bears-Lions game at Soldier Field on “Monday Night Football.”
And despite what you may have told yourself, the fact that you have a digital...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 PM
For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel.
Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991.
His physical problems have led...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:47 PM
It appears we have a job opening in Chicago.
With Brian Urlacher's retirement official, I am afraid that we need to officially post "the guy who owns Chicago" job on Craigslist.
This is a tough one, because we can't just pass it out to anyone. Past...
| May 20, 2013
There was a martial arts-themed restaurant named after Steven Seagal in River North in the early 1990s. Yes, that Steven Seagal. Yes, seriously. There’s a lot people don’t know about the city’s history with celebrity restaurants,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Although many Johnny Unitas plays are seared in Baltimore's collective memory, the NFL is betting folks might want a refresher.
The organization has introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr. People plug it into their computer and can revel in...