Dec 102013
 
Frigid Chicago, Mediocre Bears, and "Coach" Jones undo Cowboys, 45-28

It was the second coldest game in Cowboys’ history. It was the sixth loss of the 2013 season. It was the second time this season the Cowboys defense (for lack of a better term) failed to force a punt. It was just ten yards shy of being the fifth time this season the Dallas D [...]

May 232013
 
Is Brian Urlacher the best middle linebacker in Bears' history?

OK, #NFL History class is about to begin with a two-question quiz: Is Brian Urlacher the best middle linebacker in Bears’ history? Does it matter? The answer to the first question will probably be directly related to your age. If you are, say 60ish, you will say, “Hell, no! Dick Butkus is peerless, baby. Not [...]

Dec 162011
 
Have You Hurd How the 'Boys Beat the Bears Black and Blue?

Sam Hurd, that is. By now, you know the story. Hurd was busted allegedly trying to set himself up as a major player in the Chicagoland drug distribution business. The following is an excerpt from a Washington Post┬áreport on Hurd’s arrest: “Hurd told the [undercover federal] agent that he was interested in buying five to [...]

Sep 212010
 
The Dallas Cowboys' Wade Phillips: A Prime Example of the Peter Principle

If you have read this column before, then you may be vaguely aware that this writer has had coach Wade Phillips squarely in his sights almost since the coach rolled into Valley Ranch to sit on Uncle Jerry Jones’ knee and play puppet/coach for the Dallas Cowboys. (Don’t you hate it when writers refer to [...]

Apr 042009
 

What is more important to a team than a franchise quarterback? Not much. Where are the Arizona Cardinals of a year ago without the reemergence of Kurt Warner? Who wins the Super Bowl if the Steelers don’t have the steady hand of Big Ben Roethlisberger on the wheel? Subtract the Roger Staubachs, Terry Bradshaws, Joe [...]