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  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Oak Forest man, 76, charged in Orange Line fondling, lewdness cases

    Oak Forest man, 76, charged in Orange Line fondling, lewdness cases
    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. William...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......