London’s Wembley Stadium is the home field for England’s national football team; but Sunday American football was the draw. The Chicago Bears met, and beat, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18. The Bears' record improved to 4-3 as they headed home for a bye week.
Cubs history is filled with many bittersweet events. Last week marked the 40th anniversary of another of them. This one is purely personal.When I was growing up on the Northwest Side in the late '50s, we were all White Sox fans. The Sox had Nellie Fox and Billy Pierce, Little Louie and Jungle Jim.
Few rivalries match the one between Chicago’s North and South-Side baseball fans. Each summer the Crosstown Classic pits neighbor against neighbor, Cub against White Sock in a clash of titans on Chicago’s two diamonds.
Well, one group of Chicago guys could teach us all a thing or two about teamwork. Despite a series of injuries, the Bulls are third in the Eastern Conference. Now they’re back at full strength—though it didn’t help them last night against the Toronto Raptors.
Updated at 4:00 p.m. on 12/09/2010During a visit to “Eight Forty-Eight,” sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout slapped on some eye black to prepare for “heartbreaker” Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.