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  • Here's 1 take on most significant games in Bears-Packers history

    Here's 1 take on most significant games in Bears-Packers history
    It's so rare for the Bears and Packers to be playing for more than bragging rights that a magnifying glass is needed to find games approaching Sunday's importance. Although even little games can seem big amid the lore and legend, the truth is these...
  • John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position

    John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69. Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal...
  • John Mackey: A revolutionary player on the field, a true force off of it

    John Mackey: A revolutionary player on the field, a true force off of it
    In death, legendary Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey will undoubtedly be remembered for how he played the game. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 230-pounder who played from 1963 to 1972 set the standard for his position, combining speed and power like no tight...
  • Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69
    John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
  • Tim Tebow: Football success equals book sales

     
    Tim Tebow's memoir has returned to bestseller lists on the back of his on-field success. But after the Broncos' loss to the Patriots, will it stay there?...
  • Ditka Sports Dome sold, will change name

     
    Ditka's Sports Dome in the southwest suburbs has been sold to a golf course owner who plans to refurbish the structure and change the name. …...
  • Goofus and Gallant: The rest of the story

     
    I introduced (Goofus) to Kerouac, Bukowski, Burroughs. He acted enthusiastic about writing a paper in which they interacted. But it turned out to be seven pages of … well, I was one of the characters in the scene, which was......
  • Field Breathalyzer test in Mark Ditka DUI tossed; case will continue

     
    The younger son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka won a round in court on Wednesday during a pre-trial hearing on the DUI charge …...
  • Top stories of the year on TribLocal.com

     
    With 2011 in the books, TribLocal decided to take a look back and highlight the most popular stories of the year. Overall, extreme weather produced …...
  • Adam Taliaferro: "Penn State has lost its heart"

     
    ESPN's non-stop coverage of the passing of Joe Paterno has included many insightful interviews. Adam Taliaferro, the young man who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury while playing for Penn State in a 2000 game against Ohio State, talked about the...
  • Matt Millen says Paterno "died of a broken heart"

     
    Even on the Sunday of the conference championship games, ESPN's SportsCenter, fittingly, provided non-stop coverage of the passing of Joe Paterno on Sunday morning. Matt Millen, Lou Holtz, Mike Ditka and Brett Musburger all weighed in with their...