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2310, 2020

Otis Wilson calls on NFL to support ailing former players

By |October 23rd, 2020|Categories: NFL|

“The NFL needs to be shamed”

Sleepless nights, excruciating headaches, throbbing pain and ongoing depression.

This is no way to go through life when viable solutions could be made available

Professional football players should not be considered disposal entities, only to be cheered and celebrated during their youthful playing days, and then virtually disregarded as they deal with a life of perpetual aches and soreness thereafter.

So many unfortunate stories of former NFL gladiators have tragic endings because of the physical and emotional trauma they must deal with on a daily basis later in life.

“Through practices and games, you are going to get injuries. From my torn ACL, to my torn pecs, to sprained ankles, to dislocated fingers. Both of my shoulders are terrible,” said former Bears linebacker Otis Wilson.

That’s where the financially-leveraged NFL needs to pitch in and ensure their once proud ambassadors of the game have access to world-class clinical […]

1910, 2020

Sayers family “blown away” by statue and tributes for the late Kansas Comet

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Chicago Bears, Main, NFL|0 Comments

Celebration of his life to be planned for my longtime friend

An imposing 8-foot statue of former Chicago Bears and Kansas icon Gale Sayers was unveiled on Oct. 3 during halftime of the Jayhawks game against Oklahoma State.

Sayers passed away at the age of 77 on Sept.  23, following a lengthy battle with dementia.

The unveiling of Sayers’ statue coincided […]

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 […]

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