| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:09 PM
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.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:47 PM
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 ...
| Jul 28, 2013
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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:33 PM
A 76-year-old Oak Forest man arrested this week for masturbating on a CTA Orange Line train was linked by Chicago police to the fondling of a 15-year-old girl as she rode the same line earlier this month, Cook County prosecutors said today.
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:19 PM
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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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......