| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The news of Ravens legendary middle linebacker Ray Lewis' upcoming retirement triggered plenty of strong reactions around the league.
Respect, homage and sadness were all expressed upon learning that the defensive icon will walk away from the game...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he would retire at season’s end. He is one of the greatest linebackers to lace them up. Here is what other media outlets are saying about Lewis this morning.
--- Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:22 PM
Manti Te'o's crazy, whirlwind of a week ended just the way he wanted: with the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.
It was only a year ago when Te'o announced he was returning to play at Notre Dame during the ceremony at the...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:06 PM
TAMPA – "Just a little boy from Plymouth, Florida," Warren Sapp says, wiping away a single tear zigzagging down his cheek.
A little boy who had a ginormous dream.
"If they ain't laughing at your dreams," Sapp says, "you ain't dreamin' big...
| Dec 7, 2012
In the early 1970s, the older kids in my neighborhood wore Dick Butkus "51" jerseys. I had to go to NFL Films to learn what all the fuss was about. The only Butkus I saw was the broken-down linebacker in his final two years.
History repeats itself. It...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The Chicago Bears selected former Gator Jon Bostic with the No. 50 selection Friday night with the hopes he will usher in a new era at a place where middle linebacking is a religion.
Bostic eventually will look to step in for eight-time Pro Bowler and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:01 PM
The Pro Football Hall of Fame expects a record turnout of members for its inductions celebrating its 50th anniversary.
As many as 130 Hall of Famers are expected to attend from Aug. 2-4 as Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Chicago has a TV choice to make tonight, between a presidential debate on foreign policy and that Bears-Lions game at Soldier Field on “Monday Night Football.”
And despite what you may have told yourself, the fact that you have a digital...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Before I get to a classic NFL Films clip in tribute to the late Steve Sabol, who died Tuesday, I'll share another Grammar Police photo sent to me by one of our readers. The guy who sent it in had......