A native of Wilmette, Ed Sherman began his career at the Chicago Tribune in 1981 and remained there for 27 years until 2008. His beats ...
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October 9, 2014
Graduating from the field straight to the analyst's chair on network NFL games usually is reserved for Super Bowl glory guys like Phil Simms and Troy Aikman.
October 2, 2014
When Comcast SportsNet launched on Oct. 1, 2004, the Blackhawks barely registered in Chicago. It didn't even matter that an NHL strike wiped out the entire 2004-05 season. The ratings wouldn't have been much higher if the Blackhawks were actually playing games.
September 25, 2014
Nothing lasts forever, but the idea of the Cubs leaving WGN-AM 720 seemed as unlikely Ernie Banks suddenly proclaiming that the Cardinals are his favorite team.
September 18, 2014
Brandon Marshall will like the NFL Network's treatment of his life story better than ESPN's.
September 10, 2014
During a week in which the NFL is dealing with the immense fallout from the Ray Rice videos, the league will kick off its new CBS prime time package Thursday night at Baltimore.
September 4, 2014
The new NFL season also means some new faces and lineup changes on the TV front. Here's a scouting report.
September 3, 2014
Brandon Marshall kept his word that nothing was off-limits during his first appearance on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" on Tuesday. That included talking about the league's new policy on domestic violence.
August 28, 2014
Showtime officials said they always wanted to have a current player on the panel for "Inside The NFL," but the logistics never could be worked out.
August 24, 2014
The big winner besides Jackie Robinson West and Mo'ne Davis at this year's Little League World Series is ESPN.
August 21, 2014
If you watch ESPN, you have seen the million or so promos hyping the new SEC Network, which made its debut last week.
August 14, 2014
You have heard the familiar storyline: Sports fans are losing interest in baseball. The game moves too slowly; young viewers are tuning out; even old viewers are drifting elsewhere.
August 7, 2014
On May 28, 2008, Alfonso Soriano's game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. While a crowd of 39,945 jammed Wrigley Field, many more fans throughout the Chicago area were sitting in front of their televisions to watch WGN-9's telecast.
July 31, 2014
Dan McNeil has been on the radio host sidelines since the end of June and might remain there for a long time.
July 24, 2014
Peter Gammons was on the road Thursday, making one of his favorite drives: His annual trek from his home in New England to Cooperstown, N.Y., for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend.
July 14, 2014
Add this to the list of sentences you never thought would be written: Fox would kill to have ratings for Tuesday's All-Star Game comparable to those for U.S. soccer.
July 12, 2014
Some you love. Some you loathe.
July 2, 2014
The TV in the restaurant's bar had the Cubs game on Monday night. The owner, though, was completely oblivious to Jake Arrieta's quest to throw a no-hitter against the Red Sox. His sporting mind was elsewhere.
June 26, 2014
The Winter Classic won't be just a one-day trip to Washington for the Blackhawks.
June 19, 2014
Chicago viewers might have to get up to speed on what a multicast station is to watch Cubs games next year.
June 10, 2014
Progress can be measured by the offside rule when it comes to soccer in the United States.
June 5, 2014
Next year won't be the first time WBBM-AM 780 will be airing Cubs games.
May 29, 2014
They won't admit it, but privately NBC will be rooting for the Blackhawks to pull off the comeback against the Kings this weekend.