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  • Catching up with former Bear Donnell Woolford

    Catching up with former Bear Donnell Woolford
    A first-round draft pick of the Bears in 1989, cornerback Donnell Woolford enjoyed a 10-year NFL career that culminated with two seasons with the Steelers and Panthers. Woolford, now 48, owned the Bears record for interceptions by a cornerback with 36...
  • Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB

    Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame displays more busts of Bears greats than any other team. But there is only one enshrined quarterback, Sid Luckman, who threw his last pass 64 years ago. Since then, there has been no shortage of Bears quarterbacks who were...
  • How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies

    How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the art of the comeback. Face it, at some point Sunday night, you probably lost hope...
  • Rauner turns to Ditka for campaign advice in new TV ad

    Rauner turns to Ditka for campaign advice in new TV ad
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner turned to legendary coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka for some campaign advice during a TV ad that aired during Sunday's Bears game. The commercial, which cost Rauner's campaign $90,000 to air twice,...
  • Will this weird political commercial sway voters?

    Will this weird political commercial sway voters?
    This ad ran twice during yesterday's Bears game. Script: Outside establishing shot of Ditka's restaurant Seated at a table are former Bears coach Mike Ditka (left) and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (right) Ditka: You know what I like...
  • Watch Mike Ditka fall asleep on live TV during 'Sunday NFL Countdown'

    Watch Mike Ditka fall asleep on live TV during 'Sunday NFL Countdown'
    Mike Ditka, I feel your pain. There are many days where it's a real struggle to stay awake and I find myself nodding off at my desk, too. At times like those, I find it helpful to get up and take a walk. Maybe grab a cup of coffee or splash some water...
  • NFL has concerns about Esquire Network's 'Friday Night Tykes' series

    NFL has concerns about Esquire Network's 'Friday Night Tykes' series
    One coach tells his players, "rip their freaking heads off and let them bleed." Another coach smacks a player in the head while telling him, "don't give me that soft crap." The next season of HBO's "Hard Knocks?" An ESPN documentary on the famed defense...
  • Dreams die hard for an OG who can KISS his football career goodbye

    Dreams die hard for an OG who can KISS his football career goodbye
    Pro ball seems always to just elude my soft, suburban hands. I have this dream, over and over, where the QB zips a pass high over the middle, and I am unable to go up for it. I look down, and I see two newspaper editors wrapping their arms around my legs,...
  • WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'

    WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'
    Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration." The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m....
  • Mike Schmidt in the TV booth could be a home run for the Phillies

    Mike Schmidt in the TV booth could be a home run for the Phillies
    On the day before Thanksgiving every November, LifePath and the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants have a banquet as a fundraiser and bring in some big sports name to serve as its main speaker. Johnny Bench,...
  • Keith Olbermann Picks Just the Right Time to Return to Sports Coverage

    Keith Olbermann might not have fully realized it, but he picked the right time to get back into sports, where the coverage, for the most part, hasn't caught up with the news. It's been noted that sports once led society -- witness Jackie Robinson...