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  • Bear for all seasons

    Bear for all seasons
    In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal. If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it. "What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    If Manti Te'o drops to the Bears do you take him? Also, if Matt Barkley drops to the second round do you take a gamble on him to groom him for the future? -- Tim Miller, Endwell, N.Y. I would consider Te'o if I were the Bears, without a doubt, and take...
  • Bearing Down With ... Charles Tillman

    Bearing Down With ... Charles Tillman
    Charles Tillman came to the Bears in the 2003 draft as a relative unknown. Nine years later he is a Pro Bowl cornerback, special teams ace, fan favorite and fumble-forcing master. RedEye spoke with him about his first opening day, his 10th opening day and...
  • Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team

    Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team
    Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
  • Here's 1 take on most significant games in Bears-Packers history

    Here's 1 take on most significant games in Bears-Packers history
    It's so rare for the Bears and Packers to be playing for more than bragging rights that a magnifying glass is needed to find games approaching Sunday's importance. Although even little games can seem big amid the lore and legend, the truth is these...
  • 10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears

    10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears
    The Chicago Bears owe their name to the Chicago Cubs. The idea was that the brawny, upstart footballers were physically larger than Cubs — they were as big as Bears. Now the Chicago Bears are the biggest sports team in town. But it didn't begin that...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was a future Hall of Famer chosen in the NFL draft based on the sound of his name?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: A future Hall of Famer was drafted in the last round of the 1934 NFL Draft based on the sound of his name! STATUS: I'm Going With Essentially True. The first germ of the idea that became the......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did a $1 investment turn into 10% ownership of the Minnesota Vikings?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: A $1 investment by a team manager eventually turned into 10% of the Minnesota vikings. STATUS: Basically True. The early days of the National Football League (NFL) were so much different than NFL today that they are barely......
  • Republicans and Democrats begin playing the Expectations Game over Nov. 2 midterms

     
    Here's your spectator's scorecard to track the feigned fretting....
  • Could you ever root for your rival?

     
    I'll root for the Packers in the Super Bowl if, God forbid, they should somehow beat the Bears Sunday afternoon. This sentiment horrifies and disgusts many Bears fans, I realize. But it's based on two factors: Respect: To be a......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Were the Washington Redskins once the Duluth Eskimos?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: The Washington Redskins used to be the Duluth Eskimos. STATUS: Close Call, but I'm Going With False. I wrote about the Duluth Eskimos a while back (you can check the legend out here), and how their owner, Ole......