| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:32 AM
I introduced (Goofus) to Kerouac, Bukowski, Burroughs. He acted enthusiastic about writing a paper in which they interacted. But it turned out to be seven pages of … well, I was one of the characters in the scene, which was......
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:36 AM
In trying to pare down the list of coaches who should replace Lovie Smith, I have two top choices, and neither is Bill Cowher.
It’s not that I don’t like or respect Cowher, it’s that I’m looking for the Bears to make a...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Former Bears safety Doug Plank called himself "a pat-down candidate" as he answered my phone call while going through an airport security line Friday in Philadelphia.
Plank's three artificial joints send off alarms whenever he travels and remind him of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:53 AM
The son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka was arrested early Sunday and charged with aggravated DUI after a bottle of Hydrocodone was found in his car early Sunday about a block from his Deerfield home, authorities said.
Mark E. Ditka, 49, was...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Bill Jauss was a pioneering sports journalist whose enthusiastic manner encompassed newspapers, radio and television long before that media trifecta became more common in recent decades.
Jauss died from natural causes Wednesday. He was 81.
Born Feb. 8,...
| Oct 12, 2012
The girl and the firefighter lived in the same part of town, the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far Southwest Side of Chicago, a neighborhood of cops, firefighters and city workers.
The Mayoskis live there. And so do the Beazleys, and although there...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:46 PM
If Brandon Marshall is cleared of charges in New York, can Roger Goodell still suspend him? Ray Gliwa
I think you can stop worrying about Marshall not being available for the season opener because of a suspension. I have been told it is unlikely Marshall...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Hard to imagine Lovie Smith going toe to toe with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli at halftime of an important Bears game.
Of course, Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan famously had to be separated in the locker room at halftime of the...