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  • 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...
  • Sarah Palin sides with Mike Ditka on liberals, er, the Redskins' name

    Sarah Palin sides with Mike Ditka on liberals, er, the Redskins' name
    Sarah Palin has expressed her support for Mike Ditka, who has expressed his support for Daniel Snyder, who has vowed to never change the name of the Washington Redskins. Got all that? It can get a little confusing. Just ask Palin and Ditka. Those two...
  • 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...
  • Bears rout Cowboys

    Bears rout Cowboys
    Mike Ditka didn't bring the 1985 Bears defense with him down the red carpet to midfield at halftime Monday night. Because of the 2013 offense, he didn't have to. Backup quarterback Josh McCown accounted for five touchdowns, three before the Bears...
  • Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them

    Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them
    For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel. Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991. His physical problems have led...
  • Use the power of the pay cut

    Use the power of the pay cut
    We've come across a little used option this past week. We need to use it more. J'Marcus Webb, having lost his starting right tackle job, has agreed to take a cut in pay. Wow. I mean … wow. I didn't think that was possible in 2013. You know,...
  • Digiplex theater chain kicks off football documentary

    Digiplex theater chain kicks off football documentary
    A documentary about the topical issue of injuries to football players, "The United States of Football," hits cinemas nationwide Friday, thanks to an unusual partnership between a small theater chain and a film production-and-distribution company....
  • Chicago's overlooked champions

    Chicago's overlooked champions
    The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season. That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...
  • Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships

    Twin ball boys for '63 Bears developed lifetime relationships
    One spring day in a much simpler time in Chicago, a photo appeared in the Cicero Life newspaper that helped create a picturesque childhood for Tony and Carl Ruzicka, twin ball boys for the 1963 NFL champion Bears. It was a shot of good ol' No. 73,...