Chicago Bears: Yesterday and Today
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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 interest, however, centers on sports. All of America, except for Chicago's South Side (who love only the White Sox), is crazy about the Cubs. The Bulls in the Michael Jordan era were the most popular basketball team on the planet. Chicagoans love college football, especially the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in nearby South Bend, Indiana
But Chicago's true love, true passion, is, and always has been, its National Football League charter franchise, the Bears. Although he's been dead since 1983, George Halas, the founder, owner, and 40-year coach of the Bears, remains the biggest sporting name in Chicago, a character of equal standing with the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, the city's most enduring and legendary political figure. The Bears are Chicago and Chicago is the Bears. Period.
No team has won more games. No team has sent more men to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. No team has boasted more defining star players over the years. Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Sid Luckman, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher: each name is synonymous with football. It all started in 1920, with George Halas in central Illinois corn country. Halas proudly led a football team to Chicago and piloted the sport to popular dominance--no other sports club approaches the honor roll and legacy of his Chicago bears. Now, readers everywhere can relive the exploits and the championship glory of the marvelous decade of Bears greatness in Chicago Bears: Yesterday and Today by Jeff Davis.
About the Author:
JEFF DAVIS has been a writer, as well as producer for television news, sports and documentaries--earning five Emmy Awards for outstanding programs--since he completed duty as an active Navy lieutenant in 1967. Davis has written two acclaimed biographies: Papa Bear: The Life and Legacy of George Halas and Rozelle: Czar of the NFL. His new novel, Smoke Rings, is set in suburban Chicago in the mid-20th century. He and his wife, Kirsten, live in Evanston, Illinois.
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