| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...
| Jun 14, 2008
It has been the source of a major debate for years. Who is the best Raven - Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis?
It's really no contest. The most physical, technically sound and dominating player is Ogden. The player with the most impact on franchise history...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 3:11 PM
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Nothing against John Danks. His performance at Wrigley last Friday was great, at least off the field.
But Mark Buehrle, besides being back to his old self (maybe?), is nice and efficient. In...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:40 AM
I don’t need the Orlando-Atlanta series to go seven games so the winner supposedly will be too tired to challenge the Bulls. No, I just need Atlanta to win so Dwight Howard doesn’t show up and play ever dirtier on Derrick Rose than Indiana...
| Aug 24, 2010
| 5:17 PM
You hate to see good talent go to waste, and it happens every year with decent prospects in the Central Florida area, and all over the country, for whatever the reason, fail to gain as much recruiting attention as they deserve.
It's August, school has...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:40 PM
You’ve got to hand it to Ray Lewis III.
People expect things of him. That's what happens when you are the son and namesake of a future Pro Football Hall of Famer. Somehow, though, Ray Lewis III takes most everything in stride. Sure, he’s...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The template for dirty play between the Bears and Lions was set more than a half-century ago. So anticipation of over-the-top aggression in Monday night's prime-time game is warranted.
My father took me to my first Bears game at Wrigley Field when I...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:46 PM
If Brandon Marshall is cleared of charges in New York, can Roger Goodell still suspend him? Ray Gliwa
I think you can stop worrying about Marshall not being available for the season opener because of a suspension. I have been told it is unlikely Marshall...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Dick Butkus can feel Brian Urlacher's pain.
From one Hall of Fame Bears middle linebacker to a future Hall of Famer, Butkus knows first-hand about knee soreness, immobility and desperation to find a cure.
While sources told the Tribune this week that...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
When Brian Urlacher held up that navy blue jersey for the first time on that April day in 2000, his face a little pimply and his scalp covered with closely cropped blond hair, no one had any idea what 54 would come to represent.
After 13 seasons, it's...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:40 PM
How sweet it is. Let the church bells ring.
A suggestion for NFL fans in Los Angeles. Tonight over dinner, clink your cocktail glasses in toast to Phil Anschutz.
We have just witnessed the most significant good-news story about the NFL and Los Angeles...