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Change of SubjectFor all the years I've been hearing sportscasters talk about NFL quarterback ratings, I assumed it was a simple calculation that most people knew how to do. It seems I was wrong. From NFL.com: Four categories are used as a......
The Chicago Bears owe their name to the Chicago Cubs. The idea was that the brawny, upstart footballers were physically larger than Cubs — they were as big as Bears. Now the Chicago Bears are the biggest sports team in town. But it didn't begin that...
George Blanda, the Hall of Fame quarterback and kickerwho played a record 26 seasons of professional football and once almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said...
All signs pointed away from the AFC, but Jay Cutler never figured his destination would be so familiar. He grew up in southern Indiana worshiping the Bears, appreciating their tradition. He understood the high expectations placed on their quarterbacks...
Tags: Chicago Bears, NFL Pro Bowl, Football, Matt Cassel, Jay Cutler
Tribune staff reporterAs 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. These...
Sun ReporterFor a boy growing up in New York in the 1960s, several players on the Mets were worthy of adoration: Tom Seaver, the pitcher destined for baseball's Hall of Fame; the fleet-footed outfielder Tommie Agee or even Ron Swoboda, a Dundalk native who stole...
Tribune staff reporterLate in the first quarter, Bears quarterback Chris Chandler was sacked by Jets defensive end John Abraham. Left tackle Mike Gandy, who was beaten for the sack, approached Chandler afterward. "I have him," Gandy reassured Chandler. "Don't worry."...
Sentinel Staff WriterARIZONA CARDINALS 2002 RECORD: 5-11. WHEN: July 25. WHERE: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz. WHO'S NEW: Emmitt Smith, the Dallas icon who last year became the league's career rushing leader, was released in March and opted for pro football...
ChicagoSports.comThe Bears arenít playing the Super Bowl, but what's happening in San Diego still involves Chicago. For example, did you know that the Raiders have a couple of Brian Piccolo award winners? And that the only school with more players on the Tampa Bay roster...
Sun StaffWhen John Unitas was in seventh grade at a Catholic grade school in the hard hills south of downtown Pittsburgh, his teacher asked each of the students in his class what they wanted to be when they grew up. A pro football player, Unitas said. His...
Tags: Death, Coal, Football, Christianity, Joe Namath
Tribune staff reporterLonnie Martin paid $75 on Saturday to own a bit of Soldier Field history--a dented trash can. "The players threw their Gatorade cups in it," said Martin, 33, a Bears fan from Tennessee. The metal container with a Bears logo, which Martin plans to turn...
Yet another season ends with the Bears showcasing a horrible offense and dismal talent at the QB position. What I want to know is why some teams always seem to be strong (or at least acceptable) at QB, while this is never a position of strength for the...
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