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805, 2017

Bob Stearnes inducted into Indiana Football Hall of Fame

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good evening. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Coach Bob Stearnes’ induction into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

I can’t believe how fortunate we were at Tolleston High School to have two Hall of Fame coaches mentoring us in Coach Earl Smith and Coach Bob Stearnes. Their legacy as athletes and coaches in the […]

903, 2017

When I crossed paths with Vince Lombardi and the Packers

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

So, speaking of the upcoming NFL draft, here’s a curious story about my brief interaction with the legendary Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers nearly a half century ago.

Lombardi exchanged communications with a business colleague of my father just three weeks before the 1969 NFL/AFL draft, which took place Jan. 28-29 in New York of that year, and saw […]

3112, 2016

Week 17 NFL picks

By |December 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Packers and Lions battle for the NFC North title Sunday at Ford Field, while the Bears and Vikings face each other with nothing on the line in Minnesota. Here are my Week 17 picks:

Vikings over Bears

Patriots over Dolphins

Steelers over Browns

Bucs over Panthers

Cowboys over Eagles

Titans over Texans

Bills over Jets

Ravens over Bengals

Colts over Jaguars

Seahawks over 49ers

Falcons over Saints

Chiefs over Chargers

Cardinals over […]

2312, 2016

Week 16 NFL picks

By |December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Playoff spots are up for grabs for several teams. For others, top spots in the upcoming draft could be their consolation prize. The Browns, 49ers Bears, Jets and Jaguars are this year’s bottom-feeders. Here are my Week 16 picks:

Eagles over Giants

Bills over Dolphins

Panthers over Falcons

Redskins over Bears

Chargers over Browns

Packers over Vikings

Titans over Jaguars

Patriots over Jets

Raiders over Colts

Rams over 49ers

Bucs over […]

1712, 2016

Week 15 NFL picks

By |December 17th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bears and Packers, playing in frigid temperatures Sunday at Soldier Field, will participate in one of the coldest NFL games ever in Chicago. I attended the 1963 NFL Championship game between the Bears and Giants with my father at Wrigley Field before wind-chill factors were calculated. I am still trying to thaw out. Here are my Week 15 picks:

Dolphins […]

1112, 2016

Week 14 NFL picks

By |December 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big games coming up in the AFC with the Bills hosting the Steelers and the Texans at the Colts. Will the Browns win their first game against their in-state rival Bengals? Here are my Week 14 picks:

Lions over Bears

Chiefs over Raiders

Bills over Steelers

Panthers over Chargers

Bengals over Browns

Colts over Texans

Vikings over Jaguars

Dolphins over Cardinals

Redskins over Eagles

Broncos over Titans

49ers over Jets

Packers over […]

412, 2016

Week 13 NFL picks

By |December 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remember when a Bears vs. 49ers game created a major buzz? Such as that 1988 Monday Night contest at Soldier Field when Richard Dent flew through the air to sack Joe Montana in the fourth quarter to help preserve the Bears’ 10-9 victory? Today’s game between the 2-9 Bears and 1-10 49ers is all about next year’s draft positioning and […]

2411, 2016

Week 12 NFL picks

By |November 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The most compelling NFL games of the weekend might be on this Thanksgiving Day. Here are my Week 12 picks:

Lions over Vikings

Cowboys over Skins

Steelers over Colts

Texans over Chargers

Bills over Jaguars

Ravens over Bengals

Falcons over Cardinals

Dolphins over 49ers

Saints over Rams

Giants over Browns

Seahawks over Bucs

Raiders over Panthers

Broncos over Chiefs

Patriots over Jets

Packers over Eagles

Titans over Bears

Last week’s record: 12-2

2011, 2016

Week 11 NFL picks

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bears talk a better game than they have been playing this season, and the Giants figure to make the visitors eat their words again today. Here are my weekend picks:

Panthers over Saints

Bengals over Bills

Steelers over Browns

Cowboys over Ravens

Lions over Jaguars

Colts over Titans

Giants over Bears

Chiefs over Bucs

Cardinals over Vikings

Dolphins over Rams

Patriots over 49ers

Seahawks over Eagles

Redskins over Packers

Raiders over Texans

1311, 2016

Week 10 NFL picks

By |November 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halfway through the season, the Bears have an opportunity to become remotely relevant in the NFC North with a win over the Bucs…or not. Here are my predictions:

Ravens over Browns

Bears over Bucs

Packers over Titans

Redskins over Vikings

Chiefs over Panthers

Falcons over Eagles

Rams over Jets

Broncos over Saints

Texans over Jaguars

Chargers over Dolphins

Cowboys over Steelers

Cardinals over 49ers

Patriots over Seahawks

Giants over Bengals