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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 […]

1910, 2020

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

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

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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

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