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  • The Chicago Bears win the 1963 NFL Championship

    The Chicago Bears win the 1963 NFL Championship
    Grit, savvy and sheer brutality--those are classic Chicago traits, no matter the endeavor, and they brought the National Football League championship to Chicago on this date, when the Bears defeated the New York Giants 14-10. The Bears had not been a dominant team since the early 1940s, and there were doubts that such success ever would come their way again, given owner-founder George Halas' tightfisted ways ("He throws nickels around like manhole covers," tight end Mike Ditka would later say) and his supposed resistance to new offensive strategies. The Bears would be smash-mouth or not be at all--that was the team image, and this game epitomized it.
  • FCC considering ban of Redskins name

    FCC considering ban of Redskins name
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday....

    Blitz Package: The Bears' September in numbers

    Blitz Package: The Bears' September in numbers
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: our numeric glimpse into the Bears’ roller coaster September. Marc Trestman’...

    FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated...

    Rushing only four, Bears were blitzed by Rodgers

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT After two strong defensive efforts in back-to-back games on the coast, the game plans of Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker have again come under fire. Tucker was a...