Gridiron greatness: Area players pick their colleges

Gridiron greatness: Area players pick their colleges

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Brother Rice quarterback Cam Miller will continue his career at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.   One area football player will be coached by Tom Sawyer. One will be heading to Princeton. A handful will be heading to downtown Chicago to play for Robert Morris University. A few will be staying even closer to home at St. Xavier University. And this is only the beginning. The Feb. 3 national signing day passed... Read more



JEFF VORVA'S EXTRA POINT -- Put that sex appeal and sizzle on hold for a while

New Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez is building a team his way. It might seem a little boring right now. He knows that. He doesn’t care. It’s his neck on the line and if he is going to turn things around, he has to do it the way he sees fit. A lot of players that he is bringing to the United States to kick the ball around are not huge names. He is taking a practical approach... Read more

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‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more


‘Super’ day for Manning, Coldplay, Beyon…


  The Super Bowl is over. We can all relax now. Perhaps now we can concentrate on other matters, like choosing a presidential primary candidate. For the record, the Denver Broncos staggered the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, in Santa Clara, Calif. This goes under the category of an upset victory, not that most of us mind. The majority of people I talked to did not have a preference in this game. But Peyton Manning... Read more