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Tribune staff reporterThe 1983 draft put the Bears on the path to the Super Bowl two years later. The Bears picked up Walter Payton in 1975, which made that a watershed draft. But when it comes to the best draft in Bears history, it is no contest. On Nov. 28, 1964, the...
Nowhere in the 96 pages of the S.L. Parker book, "212: The Extra Degree,'' can be found instructions on how to play cornerback in the NFL. But Charles Tillman feels much more equipped to do his job after reading Parker's self-help book in the off-...
Zap2It.comJack Warden, a gravel-voiced character actor and two-time Oscar nominee who appeared in nearly 100 feature films, has died. He was 85. Warden, who won an Emmy award for his portrayal of crusty football coach George Halas in the 1971 ABC movie "Brian's...
Tribune pro football reporterDan Hampton's day in the 93-degree sun fittingly began in a parade where he sat in a car with presenter Ed O'Bradovich between two high school marching bands. Hampton might have been just as happy playing the saxophone he reluctantly gave up in 11th...
Tribune staff reporterIf Chad Hutchinson has a role model these days, it should be Virgil Carter. The parallels abound. In 1968, Carter, like Hutchinson on Sunday, was the fourth quarterback of the season for the struggling Bears. He came out of nowhere (in Carter's case,...
ChicagoSports.comIt's New Orleans this week. Home of paper-bag-wearing fans, the Neville and Marsalis clans, crawfish Po' Boys, Girls Gone Wild and Super Bowl XX. Bears 46, Patriots 10. Grab your beignets and café au lait. Aiee! This game's in Champaign, I'm told....
Tags: Crimes, Grady Jackson, Fred Thomas, Bryan Robinson, Super Bowl
Tribune staff reporterQ What happened to the plan to play Henry Burris more during the final games of this lost season? A Burris got in for one play Sunday — a third-and-1 rollout from a T-formation. Offensive coordinator John Shoop said Chris Chandler was playing so well...
Latimes.com ColumnistCoaching seems to be the decisive variable in the development of a successful football team, although, in New Orleans as well as in Philadelphia on Sunday, that might not be apparent. One game doesn't make a career. The odds are that Jim Haslett of...
Latimes.com ColumnistEven though Kurt Warner threw five touchdown passes for St. Louis--five more than Jeff Garcia threw for San Francisco--the NFL's hottest pair of new quarterbacks seemed reasonably similar in football ability Sunday as the Rams outscored the 49ers in St....
Singletary's wife, Kim, introduces him: If I were to ask you to describe Mike Singletary, No. 50 for the Chicago Bears, no doubt you would mention the arms extended with fingers pointing, hollering signals before the ball is snapped. Or feet in constant...
Tags: Tom Landry, Education, Death, Family, Values
ChicagoSports.comWelcome everyone to the play-by-play commentary of the Cubs home opener against the Montreal Expos. Bonjour to all the Expos fans. It's flat out brutal out, more suitable for the Iditarod than baseball with the wind blowing in from left-center and the...
Tags: Vladimir Guerrero, Jose Vidro, Sammy Sosa, Endy Chavez, Death
Tribune staff reporterEver since training camp the Bears' goal was simple: win the NFC Central Division and then worry about what happens next. Sunday the Bears achieved that goal and then some, trampling the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-13 to clinch their first division title...
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