| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
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'...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2011
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...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2010
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...
| Mar 4, 2012
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.
| Sep 14, 2010
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Oct 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Here's your spectator's scorecard to track the feigned fretting....
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
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......