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The worst part of the Lance Armstrong story isn't the lying, considering more important people have lied more loudly. And it's not the cheating, considering bigger athletes to Americans have cheated. It's certainly not how he sullied the sport of...
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
There is no need for Phil Emery to be locked into hiring a head coach with an offensive background. But there is an overwhelming need for him to be locked into hiring someone who has foolproof answers on how to fix the offense. And that probably means...
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense." For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
Getting rid of Lovie Smith does not make the Bears a better team. Only replacing him with a better coach would. Jon Gruden? Hearing he's not coming down from the press box. Bill Cowher has gotten too comfortable wearing makeup. Mike Holmgren? He...
Channel Guide MagazineESPN's coverage of Super Bowl 2013 includes more than 120 hours of TV and radio programming from New Orleans beginning Monday, Jan. 28. ESPN won't be broadcasting the game itself, but the sports behemoth still has plenty of Super Bowl programming across...
NEW ORLEANS — When Jim Harbaugh felt Chicago's walls closing in on him during his final, fateful season as a Bears quarterback in 1993, he often sought refuge at old Halas Hall in the basement office of Geep Chryst. Chryst, the Bears' director...
The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity. Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
If you believe former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., going from the Canadian Football League to the Bears for a head coach as smart as Marc Trestman requires no more adjustment than, say, switching from Molson to Goose Island for a beer connoisseur....
Hire Mike Ditka as an interim coach and let him train the new coach. A sure way to the playoffs! -- June Laskowski, Chicago
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