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George Halas

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  • Many important games in rivalry with Redskins

    Many important games in rivalry with Redskins
    The Bears and Redskins have played many "statement" games over the years. Whether it was George Halas' 1940 Bears extracting revenge over outspoken Redskins owner George Preston Marshall with a 73-0 shellacking in the NFL championship game or the...
  • 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,...
  • 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 ...
  • Forte focused on beating Steelers

    Forte focused on beating Steelers
    Matt Forte isn't intimidated with the prospect of facing the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday night for the first time in his career. "I play for the best city, so I am not worried about them," Forte said. "I am going there to win a football game. That'...
  • 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...
  • Two and oh! Chi-ca-go!

    Two and oh! Chi-ca-go!
    Warning: Far too much love being shown in this column. Disclaimer: It's early, things are still good. Now, the column. Let's just keep our emotions in check. It's only one game. But baby, let's dream anyway! The Bears should be 2-0 after this week....
  • Bears' lack of Plan B means Cutler holds all the cards

    Bears' lack of Plan B means Cutler holds all the cards
    Marc Trestman's arrival is supposed to signal a new era of responsibility and accountability for Jay Cutler. If we understand the plan correctly, the relationship between coach and quarterback will determine Cutler's future with the Bears. Cutler isn'...
  • 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...
  • Quenneville's magnificent balancing act

    Quenneville's magnificent balancing act
    By the time Joel Quenneville finally boarded the Blackhawks team plane after their cathartic Stanley Cup celebration, the champagne on his suit had dried but adrenaline still coursed through his veins. Even around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Quenneville still...
  • 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...