| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Milbank and Webster are switching places as the host site for the next two upcoming State B American Legion Baseball Tournaments.
Webster was to host the 2012 event July 27-31 at 7-year-old Bob Wiley Field. However, an April 27 windstorm with gusts up...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Back in the summer of 2000, I, and roughly 300 other NFL rookies, were instructed to put condoms on bananas. That's right, the NFL wanted to teach us how to properly use a prophylactic.
Some guys didn't even do it, while others held up the finished...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis' mind is bound to race wildly today, consumed with deducing the moves of unpredictable, enigmatic and gifted Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.As the play clock ticks down and Vick barks out signals, Lewis...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Orchestrating the no-huddle offense with confidence, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco engineered a routine victory over the Cincinnati Bengals last Monday night.
As the Ravens take on the Philadelphia Eagles today at Lincoln Financial Field, the defending...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Accustomed to bullying offenses with punishing hits and intimidating words, a traditionally stingy Ravens defense is suddenly vulnerable.
The fear factor seems to have vanished for a unit that has regressed since last season.
Heading into a pivotal game...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine.
But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Prices were set on Saturday nights in the team hotel.
In a makeshift meeting room, with the whisper of evening traffic pouring in from the Beltway, we laid our bounties on opposing players. We targeted big names, our sights set on taking them out of...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The revelations were shocking and appalling to those outside the NFL: A team paid bounties to knock opponents out of the game, including some of football's biggest stars.
For those who suit up, however, it sounded more like the long-accepted cost of...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Gregg Williams had been the subject of a two-year investigation by the NFL for allegedly being a party to a bounty system in the league. Meanwhile, regular readers of the Tribune’s Chicago Sports section know Matt Bowen well as both NFL player and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Another three-and-out? Another stalled drive? Time to run the punt team back onto the field and get ready to play defense again.
That’s frustrating from a player’s perspective. You grab your helmet, drop a couple of colorful words under...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 2:01 PM
With a recent lack of production from their veteran tight ends, the Bears and quarterback Jason Campbell can look to rookie Evan Rodriguez to create an explosive play Monday night against the 49ers.
As shown here, the Bears have their Ace personnel (two...