1. Steelers Report Card: Mixed Performance Leaves Questions

    Forget the final score. It's as meaningless as Paris Hilton's last boyfriend. In the first two preseason games, the numbers that count are those in the first half, when the first- and second-teamers are on the field...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 608 reads 24 comments

  2. Scare Bears? Brett the Threat Is Least of Their Concerns

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – News that Brett Favre had signed with the Minnesota Vikings was greeted with indifference in Bears camp early Tuesday afternoon...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 300 reads 2 comments

  3. It's Green Acres for Mr. Hanie in Bears Quarterback Derby

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – As expected, a Bears quarterback opened eyes in the preseason opener on Saturday night. What nobody predicted was that Jay Cutler wouldn’t be the one...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 371 reads 0 comments

  4. Bears Report Card: Preseason Opener Is Cut(ler) Below

    The Jay Cutler era opened with a whimper in Buffalo on Saturday evening. Know what? That could turn out to be the best thing that happened to the Bears this season. Even before J.C...

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  5. Steelers Report Card: Preseason Debut Shows New Kids Can Play

    If there’s anything to be taken out of the Steelers pre-season opener on Thursday night, it’s that their most recent draft is likely to turn out a heckuva lot better than the one of the year before...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 304 reads 20 comments

  6. Dent, Hilgenberg Deserve Hall Passes

    The Bears have more primary Hall of Famers than any NFL franchise, but seven years have passed since the last one got busted in Canton, O...

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  7. Go Green: Drake Likes Hester's Chances

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- It’s not easy to be Green. Been that way since 1983, when Roy Green became the last NFL player to make the transition from kick returner-defensive back to Pro Bowl wide receiver...

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  8. Hockeytown Exposed: Pucksburgh Holds The Torch Now

    Stop. Zip it. Don’t go there. The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed their first Stanley Cup in the Sidney Crosby era already, but before we anoint them as the next great NHL dynasty, let’s see how this plays out first...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 331 reads 51 comments

  9. Don't Expect The Air Bears, But Cutler-Led Offense Will Be Different

    Yippee! Hooray! The Chicago Bears found a quarterback who can throw the football and move in the pocket! And they didn’t have to exume Sid Luckman, either! OK, what next? ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 577 reads 18 comments

  10. Young Idea: NBA Future in Backcourt

    CHICAGO—In four years at Pitt, Sam Young was ever the Renaissance Man, a guy who could be almost anything that we wanted to be...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 258 reads 4 comments

  11. DeJuan Blair Has Slimmer Look, Same Big Dreams

    CHICAGO—Ten weeks have passed since DeJuan Blair played his final game in a Pitt uniform, and to see him at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday afternoon, one message hit home more than any other...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 475 reads 0 comments

  12. The Lovie Bunch: Bears Hopes Are On Them Now

    Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith enters the 2009 season with a 45-35 career record, which ranks behind only legends George Halas and Mike Ditka in team history...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  13. Bears Have Raised Expectations, But Don't Supersize Them Yet

    The instant that the Bears acquired Jay Cutler in a Bronco-bustin' trade last month, everyone from fans to media have been overcome by a wild fit of optimism the likes of which haven't been seen or heard in recent memory, maybe ever...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 227 reads 2 comments

  14. The Best Mount Rushmore Ever? Say Pee-Eh

    A few weeks ago, ESPN asked the fans in each state to select their Mount Rushmore of Sports legends. The goal was to pick the greatest foursome of all time. You know, sort like a 50-team tournament for Final Fours...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 386 reads 6 comments

  15. Let the Cutler Era (and Questions) Begin

    Chicago had waited weeks for Wednesday to arrive finally. Actually, years. It was the afternoon that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler unleashed his first passes on the practice field in ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 298 reads 5 comments

  16. Hey, Mr. President, What About The Lonesome Losers?

    So Pittsburgh Steelers badass linebacker James Harrison doesn't want any part of a meet-and-greet with the President, does he? He absolutely hates to get on plane anywhere, any time. Plus, he jokes, the White House is in a bad neighborhood...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 112 reads 2 comments

  17. Bryant McFadden Is Gone But Shouldn't Be Forgotten

    The news raised a few eyebrows the other week, but not much more than that. Bryant McFadden signs with the Arizona Cardinals. Buh-bye. Nice to know ya. Next.....

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 201 reads 6 comments

  18. Dear God, Protect Ben Roethlisberger, Please?

    If you drive a Lamborghini Murcielago, then you lock it in a garage and set the alarm. If you own the Millennium Star Diamond, then you store it in a vault...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 354 reads 3 comments

  19. Chicago Bears, Beware: NFC North May Be Up

    The NFC North has been sort of like that Family Guy character for awhile now. Know Meg Griffin, the self-conscious nerd who desperately wants to fit in with the crowd? Well, the NFC ...

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  20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Team of the Decade, Part II?

    One for the thumb? Check. One for the other thumb? Check that, too. Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have a half-dozen Super Bowls in their collection, more than any team in NFL history, this ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 191 reads 3 comments