Rick Morrissey has been a sports columnist at the Sun-Times since December 2009. Before that, he was a columnist at the Chicago Tribune for nine …Read More
RICK MORRISSEY: No matter how you feel about Jay Cutler, whether you think he’s the best or worst thing to happen to the Bears, some team is going to pay him a lot of money. It could be the Bears. It could be someone else.
MORRISSEY: Next year, a playoff will replace the BCS. For those of us who understand the essence of college football is not the football but the debate, the BCS has been lovely.
RICK MORRISSEY: Bears coach Marc Trestman is dealing with accountability issues, math difficulties, stubbornness over mistakes and, perhaps, long-term employment questions.
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If your greatest wish is that Jay Cutler’s stay with the Bears lasts only five more games and that you’ll finally be done with his scowls and inconsistency, I have some bad news for you: He’s going to be here awhile. Probably quite awhile. You …
Imagine being given a unique gift and not being able to trust it. Imagine having the ability to command your legs to go above and beyond other human beings, only to be brought down to earth, hard, by those same unreliable legs. Seems mean and …
Which of the following is most likely to be true Sunday: 1. Given all the buildup to the Kyle Long-Chris Long meeting in St. Louis, some news outlet will have live team coverage from Howie Long’s suite at the Edward Jones Dome. Televised sonogram pictures …
RICK MORRISSEY: It should be black and white, just like the White Sox’ uniforms. Either Paul Konerko can help the team or he can’t.
RICK MORRISSEY: Josh McCown vs. Jay Cutler is the debate that won’t go away, at least outside of the Bears’ facility,
I went to a funeral Friday afternoon. The idea of Cliff Alexander going to either Illinois or DePaul was laid to rest on the Southwest Side. So was the idea of a college basketball revival in this city. It was a sad affair for anyone …
RICK MORRISSEY: By the time he was replaced Sunday, Jay Cutler looked like an old horse headed for the rendering plant. He was limping, slouched, defeated.
I can’t recall the last time I attended a sporting event without seeing some sort of tribute to military members. Honoring soldiers has become as formulaic inside U.S. stadiums and ballparks as T-shirts shot out of cannons, national-anthem pyrotechnics and mascot antics. At every home …Read More
RICK MORRISSEY: Rick Renteria thinks he knows the challenges of leading the Cubs, but so did Dusty Baker and Lou Piniella and all the other managers who left the North Side looking like cartoon characters who had just smoked exploding cigars.
RICK MORRISSEY: Aaron Rodgers versus a leaky Bears’ defense was not going to end well for the visitors from Chicago. Everybody knew that.
In terms of the Cubs’ on-field entertainment value, not much has changed since Carlos Zambrano famously declared in 2011, ‘‘We stinks.’’ But off the field? Oh, what theater! What drama! What comic relief! Stinks? When it comes to playing hardball, the team doesn’t stinks at …
The emails and tweets had been coming in regularly during the Cubs’ search for a new manager: Are you going to write anything this century about the White Sox? My answer was consistent: Sure, just as soon as the Sox do something that might be …
RICK MORRISSEY: I see Richie Incognito’s fleshy face, and I see Everybully. I see every kid who ever used size or status or some other advantage to abuse the vulnerable with impunity.
RICK MORRISSEY: I found Julius Peppers on Monday. A lot of people have been looking for him. I’m happy to report that he’s alive and, well, he could use a lot of help.
RICK MORRISSEY: Oh, so this is how it’s going to be. Derrick Rose sits out a preseason game because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, and the knuckleheads crawl out of the woodwork.
RICK MORRISSEY: It has been 10 years since the sky fell on the Cubs. If you think that’s overstating things, then you weren’t at Wrigley Field the night everything fell apart.
A man robs a bank over and over again. Takes its money and gets away with it every time. Let’s call him the ‘‘Kiss-Blowing, Heart-Tapping Bandit’’ because he enjoys gesturing in front of the security cameras as he steals bags of cash. Ten years after …Read More