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If you're a diehard Colts' fan, you may be pacing the floor at night like an expectant father. Sorry for your angst.
The ball boys got more face time during Bears training camp at Olivet-Nazarene University.
Yes, it was just a preseason game, a glorified practice, and doesn't count in the standings, fortunately.
Back in the day at the old Halas Hall, wide receiver Dennis McKinnon drove a new pearl Lexus with his nickname "Silky" stenciled over both door handles.
LAKE FOREST | If there's one thing Bears fans absolutely must understand, even more than the weird spelling of Micheal Spurlock's first name, it's this:
Allow me to get something off my chest.
Matt Forte is a tough act to follow. We all know that. It's like prime rib and Spam. No contest.
BOURBONNAIS | Emotionally, Jay Cutler is flat-line.
BOURBONNAIS | Fans at Bears training camp say Zach Miller sure looks like a tight end. Unshaven. Tattoos. Tough as rawhide.
CHICAGO | The kid looked pretty good, didn't he?
BOURBONNAIS | Poor Jay Cutler. He must feel like he just had his wallet lifted at the casino.
Calumet City native Ron Loneski loved to compete, was absolutely obsessed with it.
Randy "Fox" Peters is having friends over Sept. 19 for some sports banter in his Munster basement, a converted Notre Dame football shrine that shames the campus bookstore.
BOURBONNAIS | Linebacker D.J. Williams is a pretty good football player when he's not suspended or injured.
BOURBONNAIS | When Devin Hester literally burst onto the Chicago sports scene eight years ago, media joyfully declared there was a new "23" in town.
BOURBONNAIS | Rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller forgot all about Friday's two early interceptions of backups Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen, and that's good.
CHICAGO | It might not be reason to break out in dance, but seeing Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau smile for extended periods of time is so refreshing.
Steve Balash is a lifelong Hobart guy and you know all about these Brickies. They're born making a fist.
Carmelo Anthony lied. What, you're surprised?
I once wrestled a black bear at Southlake Mall. His name was Victor. He stood 7 feet tall, weighed 600 pounds and his breath could stop a train.
The black eyes are no longer purple and puffy. The fat lips have healed. The bloody noses have stopped.
There is room for others on the big stage. That's what makes sports so appealing. It's not a snooty, private club with VIP parking only.
CHICAGO | White Sox manager Robin Ventura says Seattle Mariners' counterpart Lloyd McClendon has a "fun" side.
I feel like the event planner who wished for rain.
Admit it. You love watching the National Football League because it's a brutal ballet of uncanny skill, bloodlust and fingernails-in-the-couch drama.
We all want to leave some sort of legacy.
You've seen the sequence over and over.
Glenn Robinson III spent Monday in Memphis, suitcase opened but not unpacked, having just worked out for the Grizzlies.
There was a conspiracy among some media this NBA season that was neither funny nor professional.
How's this for a Father's Day gift?
Scott VanderMeer has seen more of the world than American Tourister.
With all apologies to Skip Bayless, "my" San Antonio Spurs are in deep trouble now.
You can't fake it or bluff your way through the NBA.
Lloyd McClendon is like the high school driving instructor whose students can't wait to get their licenses and take off for the big city, eager to impress.
The stringbean with the ruddy complexion could play. Nice jumper. Good ballhandler and defender. And he was passing the ball to open teammates, long before Chris Paul's crusade.
LAKE FOREST | The Bears "family" was there for Brandon Marshall's Thursday news conference at Halas Hall. It was an upbeat, festive mood.
America, land of opportunity.
There is an Ed Farmer line about towering home runs that could apply to new Bears' punter Pat O'Donnell.
Blue-collar Whiting is one of those cozy cities where high school athletes often play three or four sports because the school is so small and coaches must share.
Contacts are a writer's life blood.
Good character is like intelligence. You can't fake it.
As his Pacers were busy shoveling dirt on the suffocating Wizards in Game 3 of Friday night's playoffs, ESPN cameras caught team president Larry Bird behind the team bench.
The Pacers are coming apart like a cheap suit.
General manager Ryan Grigson is credited with resurrecting the Indianapolis Colts franchise, but the Highland native insists it's a team effort from everyone in the building.
HIGHLAND | Green Bay Packers' fans can rest easy. Mike Neal, their talented defensive end/linebacker, was a no-show Saturday and that elated Cheesehead Nation.
CHICAGO | There is extreme disappointment here, a strong feeling of betrayal, for the less-informed Bulls fans.
GARY | Can Donald Sterling be that stupid?
CHICAGO | The caller, a life-long baseball fan, sounded confused: "What the heck happened to Ron Kittle? He still live around here?"
DEERFIELD | Tom Thibodeau was visibly upset after Monday's practice, his answers shorter than usual, his face not quite as red as a ripened tomato. Not yet.
CHICAGO | It's not shameful to be the underdog. Ask David. Ask Goliath when he finally wakes up.
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