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  'Big Game James' disappoints
 
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After KC pitcher "Big Game James" Shields was shellacked in the first World Series game between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, Mike North thinks his nickname might have to be changed.

  Gaming Today Article - 10/22/2014

  Daily Herald Column - 10/21/2014
 

Random thoughts as Bears look for clues
Don't even think about telling Mike North that San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers should be considered for MVP honors.

  Bears' loss signals problems
 
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The Bears' loss to the Miami Dolphins at home on Sunday leads to problems in the locker room between Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, and Marc Trestman's leadership is in question.

  Daily Herald Column - 10/17/2014
 

Bears can't afford another home loss
The Chicago Bears are getting ready to play football against the Miami Dolphins in what could almost be considered a hostile environment (Chicago).

  KC proves bullpen is the key
 
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The Kansas City Royals are going to the World Series, in large part due to a great bullpen. Mike North thinks the Chicago Cubs and White Sox should concentrate on that part of the game a little more.

  Gaming Today Article - 10/15/2014

  Blackhawks will win the Cup
 
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Mike North enjoys the Blackhawks' wins now but knows what really counts is the end of the year. North believes they will get past the Kings and win the Stanley Cup.

  Daily Herald Column - 12/14/2014
 

Bulldogs winners without Gurley
Georgia's Nick Chubb, who replaced Heisman hopeful Todd Gurley, had 143 yards rushing against No. 23 Missouri

  Bears answer the bell with road victory
 
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The Bears won convincingly against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, as Jay Cutler led the offense and the defense made some big plays, making Mike North believe in their chances.

  Daily Herald Column - 10/10/2014
 

Once again, Kyle Orton proves his QB value
Buffalo quarterback Kyle Orton, right, was a big reason why the Bills defeated the Detroit Lions 17-14 last Sunday in Detroit.

  Is Clayton Kershaw like Peyton Manning?
 
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Clayton Kershaw, LA Dodgers' pitcher, lost two games in the post season despite a regular season record of 21-3. Is he destined to be like Peyton Manning?

  Small market baseball success
 
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Mike North is enjoying the smaller markets of the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles being in the playoffs, yet wonders where Billy "Moneyball" Beane is.

  Gaming Today Article - 10/8/2014

  Daily Herald Column - 10/7/2014
 

In mediocre NFL, Bears still have a chance
Every team in the NFC North is struggling with consistency, which means the Bears and head coach Marc Trestman can't be counted out yet.

  The Bears just aren't closers
 
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Mike North doesn't just blame Jay Cutler for the Chicago Bears' loss on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but knows he's a big part of it.

  Daily Herald Column - 10/3/2014
 

Bears facing a must-win game vs. Carolina
After failing to get to Aaron Rodgers in their loss to Green Bay, the Bears are hoping for more success against Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday.

  Bookie Priest - 10/2/2014
 
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Bookie Priest - 10/2/2014

  Bears need to beat the Panthers
 
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The Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears are both 2-2. Ron Rivera might want to beat his old team, but the Bears need to win this road game to keep the season on track.

  Gaming Today Article - 10/1/2014

  South Carolina giving 4-year scholarships
 
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South Carolina is now going to give four-year scholarships for college athletes. Mike North was surprised to know that hasn't always been the case.

  Daily Herald Column - 9/30/2014
 

For now, NFC North still up for grabs
While Bears quarterback Jay Cutler tries to figure out what went wrong against the Packers, the Bears find themselves tied in the NFC North with Green Bay and Minnesota.

  Busy sports weekend in Chicago
 
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Mike North caps off the weekend sports stories about Paul Konerko, the Bears loss, the NU victory, the Bulls, the Blackhawks and the Ryder cup.

  Daily Herald Column - 9/26/2014
 

Packers lack skill players to beat the Bears
The Green Bay Packers offense, under head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, ranks 27th in scoring among NFL teams this season.

  Bears vs. the Pack
 
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Mike North thinks the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers are missing something this year. He expects the Bears to win this game.

  Final baseball games count for some
 
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As the regular baseball season winds down and we head into the playoffs, Mike North makes a few observations.

  Gaming Today Article - 9/24/2014

  Daily Herald Column - 9/23/2014
 

NFL needs better leadership at the top
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.

  Why aren't the Bears favored against the Jets?
 
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Mike North expects the Chicago Bears to win tonight, but wonders why the New York Jets are favored to win.

  Daily Herald Column - 9/19/2014
 

Why you can't call Cutler an elite quarterback
If Jay Cutler is an elite quarterback, what should Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers be considered? Super elite or superstar quarterbacks?