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  • Dan Hampton, fellow ex-Bears mourn the loss of Doug Buffone

    Dan Hampton, fellow ex-Bears mourn the loss of Doug Buffone
    When Dan Hampton joined the Bears as a first-round draft pick in 1979, Walter Payton was all the rage going into his fifth season.
  • Doug Buffone's passion, sense of humor will be missed

    Doug Buffone's passion, sense of humor will be missed
    One day when the Bears played at Wrigley Field, linebacker Dick Butkus kept yelling at teammate Doug Buffone that his shoes stunk. The louder Butkus yelled, the more Buffone insisted they didn't. Butkus rode his buddy so hard about the smell that...

    Bears' class the class of the heralded 1983 NFL draft

    Bears' class the class of the heralded 1983 NFL draft
    In a lifetime filled with NFL draft experiences, the longest and most anxious wait for Bill Tobin came in 1983 when the Bears were without a pick from the fifth through seventh rounds. Richard Dent's name loomed as large as his 6-foot-5, 265-pound frame...

    Construction on NFL's Draft Town set to begin next week

    Construction on NFL's Draft Town set to begin next week
    Chicago is on the clock. With the NFL draft just over two weeks away, more ambitious plans were revealed Tuesday to entertain thousands of fans and showcase the league throughout the week with free activities in and around Grant Park. And that's not...

    All is not lost if you didn't win NFL draft tickets

    All is not lost if you didn't win NFL draft tickets
    Football fans in and outside Chicago began getting the news Monday that 76,000 hopefuls were longing to hear: They got tickets to the NFL draft. Fans learned via email from the league that they were chosen in a lottery to get free passes to one of the...