| Aug 4, 2013
Speech isn't free in the NFL.
It routinely comes with a cost. Players and coaches get fined for criticizing officials. Ask Brian Urlacher. The retired Bears linebacker probably still begrudges the $20,000 the league made him cough up in 2008 for...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:16 PM
If you get a call from Lt. Gregg Stevens of the Lehigh County sheriff's office, don't panic and bow to his demands if he threatens to haul you into court.
There is no Lt. Gregg Stevens at the sheriff's department. And you don't have any outstanding...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:10 PM
I told you Sunday how tricky it can be navigating Pennsylvania's deregulated electric market in the quest to save a few bucks on your monthly power bill.
With prices changing often, you must stay on top of not only what you're paying and what terms you'...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:39 PM
A few months back during Speedweeks, I asked Tony Stewart why he loves going off the grid and competing in dirt-track races in winged-sprint cars not sanctioned by NASCAR.
"Every time somebody says, 'Why?' I say, 'Why not?' '' Stewart said.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Maybe someday we will all look back at the decisive action taken by Major League Baseball to discipline Alex Rodriguez and 12 more players in yet another scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs and view it as the seminal moment when professional...
| Oct 19, 2012
American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Dan Yeh has been on the federal government's Do Not Call Registry for years. And for a while, it seemed like the leave-me-alone system worked just fine.
"There's been a real surge recently," Yeh, 72, told me. "I've been getting five or...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:06 AM
It started last week at the Orlando Pro Summer League and assuredly will continue this coming week at the Las Vegas summer league, the speculation about LeBron James and his 2014 opt-out and what's next.
Yes, you could bury your head in the sand,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:31 PM
You don't need a Las Vegas bookmaker to compute the Bears' odds for success without Jay Cutler.
Cutler is the irreplaceable part for the 2013 Bears. You'd have a slot loose to think the Bears are going to put together a winning team...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:00 AM
"When I turned 14, that was when I hit the track."
The track, as Jessica Midkiff calls it, was Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, where she trolled for johns and turned every cent of her earnings over to the pimp who owned her.
If you tried to skim a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:57 PM
The NBA has to stop acting like the NCAA.
The league fined the Houston Rockets $150,000 for – get this – talking and tweeting.
The Rockets were, in effect, punished for excessive celebation after Dwight Howard had agreed to sign as a free...