| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
From Breaking Bad to breaking just plain awful.
I want to take this opportunity to say goodbye to Charles Tillman personally. Something tells me the old vet will not be back with the Bears next year, even if he does return form his season-ending injury....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:35 PM
On Sunday night, a crusty and craggy legend will leave Lincoln Financial Field, maybe forever. It will be the second such departure this season, an unremarkable signpost on their roads to the Hall of Fame.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin staggered out of the...
| Nov 8, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS The Redskins put up a fight throughout Thursday's contest against the Vikings. It just wasn't a beneficial fight and one that some players felt was dirty on the Vikings' end.
Vikings guard Brandon Fusco scuffled with the Redskins' defense...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:59 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Imagine young Robert Griffin III running a form of the tricky read-option offense, with a still-in-his-prime Adrian Peterson behind him for handoffs.
Even with a reconstructed knee on each of their blazing-fast bodies, that’d be a...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Great concern abounds for the health and welfare of beloved NFL gladiators, whose quality of life may be compromised because of repeated concussions and other long-term injuries.
But what about the masses of young amateur football players across the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Jim Mora came to UCLA known as a hothead prone to bouts of spontaneous verbal combustion.
An out-of-town colleague put it to me this way: "You know he's crazy, right?"
Mora lived up to the reputation by screaming at assistant coaches and midlevel...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 11:01 PM
He was the afterthought, the other guy, the quarterback who wasn't Peyton Manning.
But Sunday night, Andrew Luck was the man.
Luck threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead Indianapolis to a 39-33 victory over Denver, spoiling Manning'...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The NFL hasn't lost a star or two, it has lost a constellation.
A slew of injuries Sunday either ended the seasons or severely hampered a host of prominent players, among them St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, Houston linebacker Brian Cushing and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Bears and Redskins have played many "statement" games over the years.
Whether it was George Halas' 1940 Bears extracting revenge over outspoken Redskins owner George Preston Marshall with a 73-0 shellacking in the NFL championship game or the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in the 2003 NFL draft, only three remain active — No. 1 pick Carson Palmer, Packers backup Seneca Wallace and the guy Chicago loved and loathed with equal passion, depending on the week.
The guy once booed during...
| Oct 16, 2013
In the funny mirror world of the NFL where almost acquisitions and near additions make team-building as much a matter of chance or fortune as science or calculation, the Bears conceivably could be facing Jay Cutler or Peyton Manning instead of Robert...