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Bears fans can make like Urlacher with a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Bears fans can make like Urlacher with a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The hits come early and often at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a shrine to the gridiron game that figures to draw thousands of Chicago Bears fans this August to celebrate the induction of linebacker Brian Urlacher in the Class of 2018.

Anchored on the ground floor by a bronze statue of Olympian Jim Thorpe — star of the powerhouse Canton Bulldogs of the 1910s — the Hall of Fame traces football's professional origins from a Canton car dealership nearly a century ago to its dominance on the American sports landscape today.

Vintage uniforms and equipment document the game's early years, while holographic images,...

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