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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 with that of another former Kansas All-American, John Hadl. Sayers also had his Kansas No. 48 emblazoned on the 25-yard line of the field.

Sayers’ widow, Ardie, says she has been overwhelmed by the support she has received from fans and friends.

“I want to thank people for the cards, the prayers, the phone calls, the gifts, the flowers,” she said. “I am just going to wait and have the celebration of his life at a later time because of COVID-19.

“I have 364 texts and so many phone calls on my phone. […]

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

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