| 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...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere.
Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:06 PM
In the tearful aftermath of losing a relatively close game to perennial powerhouse Aliquippa in the PIAA Class AA semifinals last weekend, the Richland High School football team can take solace in knowing the best may be yet to come.
The Rams lose...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:02 PM
if Lovie Smith gets fired, how long after the purge will it take the Bears to have a winning season? -- @joshohmart, from Twitter
No matter what happens the rest of the way this season, I would say the chances of the Bears being worse next season would...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:02 PM
It wanted to win the Laurel Highlands conference outright, and then go on to win the District Six AA Title. All in all, Richland was set to win 13.
The Rams did themselves one better, by winning 14, and they would not mind winning a few more.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:29 PM
Ann Marie Surovy is a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan still basking in the glow of the team's recent World Series sweep over the Tigers.
Surovy is quite fond of Buster Posey, the Giants catcher and recently named National League MVP.
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Former Bears coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a "very minor stroke."
Contacted Friday evening, Ditka said, "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal."
Ditka was at...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Football brought together a Webster native and Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka in 1967.
The Chicago Bears traded Ditka to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1967. That also was the year the Eagles drafted Webster native and Northern State standout Maurice Bates in...
| 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...