| May 23, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Those of us in the opinion-making business are guilty of wanting it both ways.
We require our superstar athletes to dazzle us not only with their performances, but also fill our notepads with colorful quips. Then when a jock offers total transparency...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Be it positive or negative — and I expect more of the latter — there will be a handful of over-the-top reactions to Phil Emery's choice as the Bears new head coach once the GM finally pulls the trigger.
I'm going to do my best to avoid the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Marc Trestman was a smash at his introductory news conference Thursday in Lake Forest. The Bears new head coach definitively answered "yes" to the qualities Phil Emery suggested were requisite for the job when the Bears general manager outlined his...
| Jan 4, 2013
With each New Year there arrives the chance to clear the slate and begin anew.
I was delighted the Bears did that Monday when they showed Lovie Smith the door. It made for a more celebratory Rockin' Bears New Year's Eve than the Fog Bowl victory over...
| Dec 21, 2012
The big-picture stuff going on in Lake Forest is juicier than it has been in years. To my delight, that's not going to change for many weeks.
Who coaches the Bears in 2013 is a much more meaningful, more layered conversation than if Lovie Smith's...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:12 PM
So this is the dreamy, second-round match up that was to titillate the senses? The type of grudge match that was to rekindle all the deep-seeded ill feelings Chicagoans and Detroiters had for each other in the days of the old Norris Division?
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Chicago now has digested a month of uninspiring baseball on both sides of town. The reaction has me puzzled.
"It's going to be a long summer," seems to be the most common response from fans and the media.
No, it isn't. The Cubs and White Sox are on...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Pat Foley wasn't behind a microphone when Patrick Kane's overtime goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup finals lifted the Blackhawks to their first championship in 49 years.
NBC had exclusivity for the finals, which meant Foley was reduced to spectator...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Another Presidents' Trophy banner will be raised to the rafters of the United Center next fall. With their victory Wednesday night in Edmonton, the Blackhawks ensured home ice throughout the playoffs, a distinction that can be dubious.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Two weeks from today, the water cooler is going to be enormously popular in work places all over the Chicago area. That's where Bears fans will convene to debate general manager Phil Emery's second crack at the first round of the NFL draft.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Greed is unattractive, but what kind of poker player walks away from the table when the dealer keeps throwing him hot cards?
I got my wish when the Bears closed the book on Brian Urlacher's career here. As a bonus, Urlacher whined like a jilted...