1. Derrick Rose Injured in Chicago Bulls Win: Why Was He Still on the Floor?

    The Bulls have experienced the one thing they absolutely feared more than more than any opponent—even the Heat —an injury to their star and last year's MVP, Derrick Rose ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 5,417 reads 123 comments

  2. Chicago Bears 2012 Draft: Grading Day Two Picks, Analyzing Day Three Options

    After spending their first-round pick on defense, the Bears went out and provided more help for QB Jay Cutler by drafting South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery. Surprisingly, they traded up five spots to get Jeffery...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 7,024 reads 61 comments

  3. Chicago Bears 2012 Draft: Grading First Round, Analyzing Second Round Options

    With the 18th pick in the 2012 NFL draft , the Chicago Bears select Shea McClellin from Boise State. Who? What? Why? I want to give GM Phil Emery the benefit of the doubt here, but like many, I was shocked by this pick...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 4,866 reads 16 comments

  4. Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Mock Before the Actual Draft

    Quit mocking me, Bears fans, for mocking the Bears draft. It's just that this is one of the more critical drafts in recent memory, as this team is poised to compete for the Super ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 2,071 reads 23 comments

  5. If Tom Thibodeau Is Not Coach of the Year, There Ought to Be an Investigation

    Call it a slam dunk. Call it a layup. Use any silly basketball metaphor you want. If the Chicago Bulls coach doesn't become the first NBA coach in history to win back-to-back Coach of the Year awards, then something is seriously wrong...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 2,505 reads 69 comments

  6. Marlon Byrd Trade Doesn't Necessarily Signal a Callup of Brett Jackson by Cubs

    Many Cubs fans feel that just because they traded centerfielder Marlon Byrd to the Boston Red Sox , it automatically follows that prospect Brett Jackson and perhaps even first ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 4,454 reads 6 comments

  7. Chicago Bears 2012 Schedule: Power Ranking Bears Games from Easiest to Toughest

    Now that the 2012 NFL schedule is out and I've made my early predictions and observations, it's time to look at just how challenging the Chicago Bears ' schedule actually is...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 6,269 reads 36 comments

  8. Raffi Torres Suspended 25 Games but Coyotes Are the Clear Winners

    Yes, the league came down hard on Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres. He was suspended for 25 games for his hit to the head of Marian Hossa in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 1,521 reads 27 comments

  9. 30 Most Intense Moments in the Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry

    The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the most famous and fiercest rivalries in all of sports. For more than a century, these two ballclubs have butted heads...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 12,433 reads 9 comments

  10. Don't Expect Theo Epstein to Push the Panic Button over Bad Start to Cubs Season

    When Theo Epstein was brought in as the new Cubs President of Baseball Operations by owner Tom Ricketts, he said all the right things about having patience and building the team the right way, the "Cubs Way"...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 1,277 reads 3 comments

  11. Chicago Bears 2012 NFL Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    The 2012 NFL schedule was released on Tuesday, and the NFL obviously loves Da Bears . Chicago plays the NFL's maximum of five prime-time games this season. In fact, the Bears play five of their first 10 games on national television...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 15,635 reads 32 comments

  12. On the Go: The Best Base Stealers in Baseball

    In real life, stealing is a crime, but in the world of major league baseball, it is an art. Sure, speed certainly plays the biggest role in the success of a base stealer, but there ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 491 reads 12 comments

  13. Chicago Cubs Trying to Fix the Error of Starlin Castro's Ways

    What do you do when you have a young talent who has a great hit tool but makes more errors than a weatherman's forecast? And is run prevention as important as run production? Those ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 1,249 reads 3 comments

  14. Chicago Bears: Analyzing 10 Potential 1st-Round Draft Picks

    I have mocked until I'm blue (and orange) in the face. Some of you have agreed with my selections, some of you would rather I take a long walk off a short plank...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 8,666 reads 29 comments

  15. 7 Chicago Bears Who Deserve Long-Term Extensions

    I normally side with the team's stance when it comes to contracts, especially for players in the NFL who are often just one hit away from being out of the game forever...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 5,525 reads 16 comments

  16. 10 Biggest Draft Mistakes in Chicago Bears History

    As the 2012 NFL draft is this month, it may be a bad time to bring up past draft failures. But hey, they say you learn from mistakes, so if that's true, the Bears have a lot to learn from...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 7,890 reads 12 comments

  17. Chicago Bears 2012 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Prediction

    When we first started mocking the draft, it seemed like such a far away occurrence. But the 2012 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 26th, which is only about three weeks from now...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 14,250 reads 89 comments

  18. Chicago Cubs 2011 Season Redux: No Relief in Sight

    They say what a difference a year makes, but so far with the Cubs , it's looking like 2011 all over again...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 2,599 reads 20 comments

  19. Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: Marlon Byrd to Washington Nationals for John Lannan

    According to ESPN.com's Rumor Central feature, the Nationals are entertaining offers for left-handed starting pitcher John Lannan , who reportedly has requested a trade after being optioned to the minor leagues in a surprising transaction...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 1,934 reads 1 comments

  20. Morris Claiborne's Score on Wonderlic Test Won't Affect His Draft Stock

    Remember in the blockbuster frat house comedy, The National Lapoon's Animal House, when Dean Wormer turns around to John Belushi's character, John Blutarsky, and right after he ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 1,313 reads 1 comments

  21. Joe Mather and the 10 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Heroes Since 2000

    Every spring there seems to be a player who seemingly comes out of nowhere to grab the attention of enthusiastic Cubs fans longing for a hero. This spring that player may be outfielder Joe Mather, who has made the 25-man roster...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 121 reads 2 comments

  22. 10 MLB Stars Who Will Get It Done This Season

    With the Los Angeles Dodgers selling for a record $2.15 billion, Major League Baseball is healthy and thriving. But the biggest lure are the stars that play the game. Meanwhile, those stars need to produce in order to keep the interest level up...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 10,997 reads 10 comments

  23. Analyzing the Chicago Bears Offseason vs. Rest of NFC North

    So far, the Chicago Bears have addressed their most glaring need this off-season, and that is acquiring a legitimate number one wide receiver. New GM Phil Emery accomplished that by trading for Brandon Marshall ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 7,528 reads 61 comments

  24. 2012 NFL Draft: Every Need the Chicago Bears Must Address

    Now that the main free agents are off the board, it's time for the Chicago Bears to look to the NFL draft to fill their remaining holes. They tried to acquire a defensive end to pair with Julius Peppers...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 8,483 reads 69 comments

  25. 2012 NFL Draft: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects with Character Issues

    The NFL draft prospects for any given player can change more rapidly than the stock market. One day you're up, the next day you're down. And a lot of that has to do with off-field issues...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 10,887 reads 31 comments