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  • Use the power of the pay cut

    Use the power of the pay cut
    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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Jim Belushi loves his teams—and his haters

    Jim Belushi loves his teams—and his haters
    Jim Belushi has a movie coming out where he plays—you guessed it—an obsessed Bears fan. The movie, "The Secret Lives of Dorks," hits theaters Friday and includes a cameo from Mike Ditka, who in the movie stars in a DVD series designed for...
  • Review: Not your usual geeks in 'Secret Lives of Dorks'

    Review: Not your usual geeks in 'Secret Lives of Dorks'
    The setup of "The Secret Lives of Dorks" may be familiar: Comic-book geek Payton (Gaelan Connell) is in love with cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), who already has a jock boyfriend, Clark (Beau Mirchoff), while fellow nerd Samantha (Vanessa Marano)...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New York Jets?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New York Jets?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and New York Jets. * Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News expects the Ravens to win in a blowout. The Jets on the road against a good, swarming defense? Both they and we learned the hard...
  • A history of celebrity-owned restaurants in the Chicago area

    A history of celebrity-owned restaurants in the Chicago area
    The week before The Squared Circle opened in mid-March, owner and pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon — better known as Victoria during her WWE days and Tara currently with TNA wrestling — sat in a corner booth of her Lincoln Park restaurant,...
  • Explaining celebrity restaurants in Chicago

    Explaining celebrity restaurants in Chicago
    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,...
  • Who's the next Urlacher?

    Who's the next Urlacher?
    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...