Ten Foot Mailbag

Green Bay Packers fans.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Oh No, There’s A Packers Fan Reality Show

First, the show will be awful, even by reality TV standards.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

Michael Jordan.  (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Does Food Poisoning Diminish Jordan’s Flu Game?

If it’s even true it’s not less impressive because—and I can only speak from what others have told me—food poisoning is one of the worst non-life-threatening non-Nicholas Cage movie things one can experience.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2013

A member of the bomb squad investigates a suspicious item on the road near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Talking To Kids About Boston And Apologizing To PSU Fans

It was a really, really, really, really, really, really bad week to say the least. Chicagoans should count themselves lucky that it was mostly just our commutes and basements that were ruined.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2013

NCAA logo. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Paying College Athletes And Shortening The MLB Season

One of my favorite things to ever happen in sports is occurring this weekend.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

Paul Konerko & Anthony Rizzo. (Credit: Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Cubs & White Sox 2013 Records

One good thing about the Cubs being likely bad in 2013 is that nobody can chalk it up to a goat.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

New Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Bears Moves And Spring Baseball Broadcasts

Of course there’s no way to be sure on any signing or trade or draft pick until after there has been actual significant game play, but as of right now I like the Phil Emery moves.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2013

Blackhawks fans hold up signs for captain Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Booing Former Players And Learning Hockey

Booing a guy who used to be on your favorite team and now is on another team is beyond stupid.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2013

A player takes aim during a dodgeball tournament. (Photo by Micah Walter/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Dealing With Rec League Cheaters

O.J. Pistorius. That’s what I’ve begun calling the South African runner accused of murdering his girlfriend (and I don’t want to place value on one murder victim over another, but holy Mandela, that woman was gorgeous).

CBS Chicago–02/22/2013

Michael Jordan. (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Allsport)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Jordan’s Birthday And An Emailing Bigot

Just one email this week, actually. This person was so moved by a sports column that he felt compelled to type all this and click send.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2013

A Blackhawks fan celebrates in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Who Wins A Chicago Championship Next And Jersey Etiquette

I was very impressed with the way the Chicago Blackhawks handled themselves Thursday night in their first meeting with Raffi Torres since Torres injured Marian Hossa on an illegal hit last year.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2013

Linebacker Manti Te'o. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: The Te’o Story Brings Out The Worst In People

I very much believe Te’o has lied about much of this, and I feel it’s probable that within this whole odd trip we’re all on that the former Notre Dame linebacker is out for some personal gain from all this and that his sob story is not something to buy into fully.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2013

Bruce Arians. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Bears Future Coach And Immature Athletes

Happy New Year. Let’s be honest—2012 really sucked for Chicago sports. Outside of college football, with the either loved or hated Notre Dame, Northwestern being above average in a bad B1G conference, and the 14 people that were Northern Illinois football fans before the season started, rooting for teams here was very banana-esque.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2013

Josh Hamilton. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: I’d Be Josh Hamilton’s Handler

Wait, you’re going to pay me probably six figures to travel with an MLB All-Star and make sure he’s not drinking or doing drugs? And you’re going to refer to me as a “Major League staff assistant?” Um, yes, please.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Bo Jackson. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Could Bo Jackson Have Been The Best Ever?

The greatest running back ever had Bo stayed healthy and given up baseball? That’s a tough call. Most exciting? Most athletic? Those were for sure.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2012

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Cutler Sells And Christmas Songs

While it might seem obvious that marketing and advertising people probably think that Cutler’s pouty face or abrasiveness with the media begets bad results for product endorsement, it’s actually all on Cutler himself.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Brandon Marshall makes a catch against Josh Normal.  (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Bears O, Obama, And Oh, Paterno Emails

When you have a Jay Cutler and a Brandon Marshall, an offensive coordinator can be—hell, probably should be—aggressive.

670 The Score–11/09/2012

Carl Yastrzemski  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: What If Yaz Actually Hates Hawk?

Imagine—Hawk sits alone in his bedroom splashed with Yaz posters and memorabilia a la a Belieber.

670 The Score–10/26/2012

(Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods. (Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Lance Armstrong Vs. Tiger Woods

Just one question for this week’s TFMB because, well, I said so.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2012

Bears fans.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Bears Bye Week Blues

Ugh, the Bears bye week.

670 The Score–10/12/2012

Jack Del Rio is no longer the Jaguars' head coach, but his leather jacket lives on. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Bears Will Lose Sunday, AL MVP, And Tacos

Trap game, son! While I certainly hope otherwise, I’m planning on the Chicago Bears losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2012