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  • Why Saints fans can't stand the Bears

    Why Saints fans can't stand the Bears
    So my Saints travel to Soldier Field this weekend to take on the Bears. And while fans may think there's not much bad blood between the teams, history says otherwise. No, Saints fans don't loathe Chicago like they do Atlanta. And yes, we are a forgiving...
  • Mike Ditka says he should have run against Obama for Senate in 2004

    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...
  • Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen

    Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen
    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...
  • The Bears' not-quite-midseason awards go to …

    The Bears' not-quite-midseason awards go to …
    NFL midseason reports usually are written after eight games—ya know, at midseason. But with seven games in the books and injuries piling up, the 2013 Bears have reached a crossroads. No time like the present, then, to distribute awards and look at...
  • Nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for D-R-O-S-E

    Nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for D-R-O-S-E
    At long last, Derrick Rose is back. Not just playing preseason games, either. The Bulls' game Tuesday at Miami is the most anticipated Chicago season opener since, well, maybe ever. What did everyone miss most? You can start with this list. Andrew...
  • 50 is the new … 50

    50 is the new … 50
    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...
  • Watch Mike Ditka fall asleep on live TV during 'Sunday NFL Countdown'

    Watch Mike Ditka fall asleep on live TV during 'Sunday NFL Countdown'
    Mike Ditka, I feel your pain. There are many days where it's a real struggle to stay awake and I find myself nodding off at my desk, too. At times like those, I find it helpful to get up and take a walk. Maybe grab a cup of coffee or splash some water...
  • NFL has concerns about Esquire Network's 'Friday Night Tykes' series

    NFL has concerns about Esquire Network's 'Friday Night Tykes' series
    One coach tells his players, "rip their freaking heads off and let them bleed." Another coach smacks a player in the head while telling him, "don't give me that soft crap." The next season of HBO's "Hard Knocks?" An ESPN documentary on the famed defense...
  • Dreams die hard for an OG who can KISS his football career goodbye

    Dreams die hard for an OG who can KISS his football career goodbye
    Pro ball seems always to just elude my soft, suburban hands. I have this dream, over and over, where the QB zips a pass high over the middle, and I am unable to go up for it. I look down, and I see two newspaper editors wrapping their arms around my legs,...
  • 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...
  • Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid'

    Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid'
    Mike Ditka has weighed in on the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and he didn't mince words. The Hall of Fame player who spent much of his career playing big games in cold, inclement weather said planning the...