| 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...
| 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....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:01 PM
By the time Joel Quenneville finally boarded the Blackhawks team plane after their cathartic Stanley Cup celebration, the champagne on his suit had dried but adrenaline still coursed through his veins.
Even around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Quenneville still...
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:04 PM
There is no need for Phil Emery to be locked into hiring a head coach with an offensive background.
But there is an overwhelming need for him to be locked into hiring someone who has foolproof answers on how to fix the offense.
And that probably means...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:27 PM
After his first season as Indiana University head coach in 1997, Cam Cameron took a bittersweet phone call from then-Eagles director of pro personnel Michael Lombardi.
Lombardi, recently hired in a similar role with the Browns, sought permission to...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
ESPN's coverage of Super Bowl 2013 includes more than 120 hours of TV and radio programming from New Orleans beginning Monday, Jan. 28. ESPN won't be broadcasting the game itself, but the sports behemoth still has plenty of Super Bowl programming across...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Getting rid of Lovie Smith does not make the Bears a better team.
Only replacing him with a better coach would.
Jon Gruden? Hearing he's not coming down from the press box.
Bill Cowher has gotten too comfortable wearing makeup.
Mike Holmgren? He...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...