| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:51 PM
The national appeal of the Bears always ranks high with the networks. CBS is making the most of its two Bears games this season, and it will send its No. 1 crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to Soldier Field for Sunday's season opener against the Bengals....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:08 PM
It has been nearly five years since longtime area broadcaster Bob Daday left the Lehigh Valley for what he called "semi-retirement" and Ovieda, Fla., near Orlando.
Daday, who got his start by working with his father, the legendary Johnny Daday, found...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Denver Broncos are smarting in the aftermath of their collapse at New England.
But are they smarter?
"I think that's the test of football teams," quarterback Peyton Manning said in the wee hours of Monday morning on the East Coast, after the...
| Aug 30, 2013
Because I was the only one of the Tribune's nine-man panel who correctly predicted the Bears would miss the playoffs last year, it's my privilege to hit leadoff with this year's NFL crystal ball.
It's easy to make a case for all four teams in the NFC...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Spoiler Alert: If you enjoy the weekly surprises of the NFL season, then click back to OrlandoSentinel.com/sports. Especially look the other way now if you have hopes of great things for the Bucs or, hah-hah, the Jags. Dolphin fans, however, might be in...
| Dec 3, 2013
The Cleveland Browns have yet to say who will start at quarterback for them Sunday. Same goes for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.
As for the Philadelphia Eagles?
Coach Chip Kelly, tongue firmly planted in cheek, said Monday that Nick...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 1:26 PM
What do you want from a collegiate football coach? Slick promises he has no chance of keeping or brutal honesty about his lousy team?
Truthfully, I figured we would never have to discuss this because putting "coach" and "brutal honesty" together is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The world's next great football coach has been on a roll this week, speaking of incorporating an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, building a beaver dam, lacking a "tweeter," living a childhood that was the opposite of the song Cat's in...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Bricklayers no longer need apply for the job of Bears tight end.
The Mike Martz idea of a tight end who is good only for moving heavy objects is passe. The new Bears want a tight end who can run, jump and catch — and maybe even dunk a football over...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
When it comes to blending excitement with gloom over sports teams, no place does it better than Chicago.
So our town is in somewhat of a frenzy over the start of Bears' camp Friday at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, which most apparently expect to...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Going to be standing on by best Sunday soapbox a couple times, so slap me if I start preaching too much . . .
Soapbox No. 1: Personal responsibility.
As usually happens this time of year, we have had a couple of negative stories involving members of...