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George Halas

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  • George Halas in first group of Rose Bowl All-Century finalists

    George Halas, Patty Driscoll and Neil Snow have been selected as the first three finalists for this season's Rose Bowl All-Century Class. The three players were chosen for the decades of the 1900s and 1910s. The first Rose Bowl was held in 1902 and ...
  • Protests draw Haskell Wexler back to Chicago

    Protests draw Haskell Wexler back to Chicago
    A version of "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" sung by Judy Garland plays over the opening moments of "Four Days in Chicago," Haskell Wexler's documentary about the protesters who came town last year during the NATO summit. As Garland sings of State Street,...
  • Steve Sabol dies at 69; president of NFL Films

    Steve Sabol dies at 69; president of NFL Films
    Steve Sabol, who helped his father get an unlikely fledgling movie company off the ground, then later took over and expanded the family business, now known to sports fans as NFL Films, has died. He was 69. Sabol, who had served as president of NFL...
  • Hitting Ohio's highways

     Hitting Ohio's highways
    Ohio had puzzled me. On the map I saw a sprawling state, presumably rich with history. It has the seventh-highest population and big cities — but it had never been suggested to me as a vacation possibility. As a city guy, I was intrigued. I decided...
  • Arrest warrant issued for NASCAR driver accused of stealing

    Arrest warrant issued for NASCAR driver accused of stealing
    NASCAR is known for its feuds, but would a driver ever stoop to stealing another competitor's cars? Authorities in North Carolina have issued arrest warrants for NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Harmon and a business associate, who are accused of...
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense." For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
  • Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers 'very minor stroke'

    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers 'very minor stroke'
    Former Bears coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a "very minor stroke." Contacted Friday evening, Ditka said, "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal." Ditka was at...
  • In search of 'Jewish Jocks'

    In search of 'Jewish Jocks'
    Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane." You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
  • Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships

    Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships
    One spring day in a much simpler time in Chicago, a photo appeared in the Cicero Life newspaper that helped create a picturesque childhood for Tony and Carl Ruzicka, twin ball boys for the 1963 NFL champion Bears. It was a shot of good ol' No. 73,...
  • Championship did not bring riches

    Championship did not bring riches
    None of the Bears players received a financial windfall for winning the NFL championship in 1963. Each player did get a $5,809 bonus for winning it all, and that was significant, considering the average salary on the team was $16,000. Johnny Morris...
  • Chicago's overlooked champions

    Chicago's overlooked champions
    The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season. That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...
  • McCaskeys intend to hold onto Bears

    McCaskeys intend to hold onto Bears
    Bears Chairman George McCaskey is adamant his family has no intention of ever stepping away from the franchise founded in 1920. But keeping control could be tricky. George's mother, Virginia Halas McCaskey, 90, has controlled the team since 1983, when...