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  • All Saints Day Is Not For Football's Saints

    All Saints Day Is Not For Football's Saints
    On this day in 1966 New Orleans was awarded an NFL franchise. When the subject of naming the club came up it was a no-brainer that because it was All Saints Day and New Orleans was a city filled with Catholics, the team should be called "The Saints."...
  • Teel Time: Set to renew rivalry with Virginia Tech, Pitt enduring hard times

    Less than a month after two alums were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pitt Panthers lost to a Championship Subdivision opponent for the first time. Those two events illustrate the opportunity and challenge confronting rookie head...
  • Chicago's schizo streets

    Chicago's schizo streets
    Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...
  • The Chicago Bears win the 1986 Super Bowl

    The Chicago Bears win the 1986 Super Bowl
    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...
  • The Chicago Bears wins the 1963 NFL Championship

    The Chicago Bears wins the 1963 NFL Championship
    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...
  • Fireworks blamed for 10-acre brush fire in Orland Park

    Fireworks blamed for 10-acre brush fire in Orland Park
  • Ex-Bear's charity now in disarray

    At the height of his career with the Chicago Bears in the mid-'90s, Chris Zorich was perhaps better known for the work of his charity than for his tackling skills on the gridiron: Thanksgiving turkeys for needy families, holiday toy drives, college...
  • Ex-Bear's charity now in disarray

    At the height of his career with the Chicago Bears in the mid-'90s, Chris Zorich was perhaps better known for the work of his charity than for his tackling skills on the gridiron: Thanksgiving turkeys for needy families, holiday toy drives, college...
  • The Great Outdoors

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || FEATURED BOOK Know Hunting: Truths, Lies & Myths, by Dr. David E. Samuel, Know Hunting Publications The sport of hunting is often misunderstood by those who do not participate. Know Hunting helps to explain huntings role...
  • Sunday NFL pregame shows shift from Plax to T.O.

     
    Yup, T.O. came up a few times on the network pregame shows Sunday. (T.O. disclaimer: His take is that most of what is said below is based on media "lies.")......
  • Sammy Baugh had a rough day in 1940 title game

     
    No one's perfect, even me. But I had to go back and listen twice to make sure I heard correctly when Mike Ditka was recalling Sammy Baugh on SportsCenter the other night. Unless I misunderstood him, Mr. Ditka credited Baugh......
  • Tony Sparano whacks former 'Sopranos' cameo actor

     
    What did our network pregame show friends have to say about Our Jets Sunday, most of it even before they took the field and fell on their collective Mangini? Some highlights, including a particularly colorful rip of Brett Favre by......