| Nov 8, 2008
Nice time for a drive, November. Welcome back the breezes and the sweatered weathercasters promising a slight chance of rain. Breathe deep the oak fire from up the block or the fine damp smells we haven't had in six or eight months. After six months of...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 11:04 AM
Chicago Bears: Yesterday and Today
CELEBRATE YESTERDAY AND TODAY'S MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY WITH CHICAGO BEARS: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Chicagoans are passionate about many things, from the food they love to the wildest politics anywhere USA. Most talk and...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 1:17 PM
Heydays surveys a century's worth of the people, teams, and events that have made Chicago the greatest sports town there is--from the crosstown World Series of 1906 to the world-champion White Sox of 2005.
The book relives the exploits of Chicago...
| Aug 27, 2009
| 8:39 AM
Bear With Me
To purchase a copy of the book:
Bear With Me: A Family History of George Halas and the Chicago Bears
Bear With Me: A Family History of George Halas and the Chicago Bears tells this story and many others from the perspective of his grandson...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:49 AM
As the 1920 football season began, professional teams faced three pressing problems involving players: Salaries were rising quickly, players were jumping from one team to another and teams were using college players who had yet to graduate.
| Dec 19, 2007
| 11:56 AM
Grit, savvy and sheer brutality--those are classic Chicago traits, no matter the endeavor, and they brought the National Football League championship to Chicago on this date, when the Bears defeated the New York Giants 14-10. The Bears had not been a...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 10:11 AM
The Chicago Bears devastated the New England Patriots on this date in Super Bowl XX by an appropriate score, 46-10, stamping their ravaging "46" defense on National Football League history. The victory in New Orleans' Superdome, the first major...
| Mar 2, 2008
The best owner in the history of professional sports is strolling through his sprawling hilltop home when he comes upon an ornate wooden door riddled with three gaping holes.
It is the door to his private elevator. It is also, perhaps, the portal to a...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Reporters from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Joseph Schwerdt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel A lawsuit? Really? A breach of contract......
| Dec 28, 2008
Jim Dooley, 77; succeeded George Halas as coach of the Chicago Bears (Jan. 8)
Christopher Bowman, 40; two-time U.S. figure skating champion (Jan. 10)
Johnny Podres, 75; left-hander pitched Dodgers to first World Series title in...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 10:36 PM
He was baseball's bombastic Boss.
He rebuilt the New York Yankees dynasty, ushering in the era of multimillion-dollar salaries and accepting nothing less in return than World Series championships.
He fired managers. Rehired them. And fired them again....
| Nov 6, 2009
| 11:25 AM
Five things Liam Ford was surprised to learn while researching his recent book,"Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City":
1. While they were building Soldier Field, the South Park Commission had trouble deciding whether to allow professional football...