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  • 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,...
  • Ray Lewis raises Ravens' leadership question

    Ray Lewis raises Ravens' leadership question
    The leadership question surrounding the Ravens has been a frequent topic of conversation ever since middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired, and free safety Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans. After losing so much institutional knowledge, the Ravens...
  • Jim Belushi loves his teams—and his haters

    Jim Belushi loves his teams—and his haters
    Jim Belushi has a movie coming out where he plays—you guessed it—an obsessed Bears fan. The movie, "The Secret Lives of Dorks," hits theaters Friday and includes a cameo from Mike Ditka, who in the movie stars in a DVD series designed for...
  • Review: Not your usual geeks in 'Secret Lives of Dorks'

    Review: Not your usual geeks in 'Secret Lives of Dorks'
    The setup of "The Secret Lives of Dorks" may be familiar: Comic-book geek Payton (Gaelan Connell) is in love with cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), who already has a jock boyfriend, Clark (Beau Mirchoff), while fellow nerd Samantha (Vanessa Marano)...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Miami Dolphins?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Miami Dolphins?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Miami Dolphins. * ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio and Michael David Smith both think the Ravens to lose, but they differ on the final score. MDS’s take: Perhaps it’s...
  • Why Saints fans can't stand the Bears

    Why Saints fans can't stand the Bears
    So my Saints travel to Soldier Field this weekend to take on the Bears. And while fans may think there's not much bad blood between the teams, history says otherwise. No, Saints fans don't loathe Chicago like they do Atlanta. And yes, we are a forgiving...
  • Mike Ditka says he should have run against Obama for Senate in 2004

    Mike Ditka says he should have run against Obama for Senate in 2004
    President Mike Ditka? That would be an interesting alternate timeline to visit. Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach, was speaking to a group of people in North Dakota when he said his biggest mistake was not running for the U.S. Senate against the...
  • Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen

    Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen
    This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
  • The Bears' not-quite-midseason awards go to …

    The Bears' not-quite-midseason awards go to …
    NFL midseason reports usually are written after eight games—ya know, at midseason. But with seven games in the books and injuries piling up, the 2013 Bears have reached a crossroads. No time like the present, then, to distribute awards and look at...
  • Nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for D-R-O-S-E

    Nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for D-R-O-S-E
    At long last, Derrick Rose is back. Not just playing preseason games, either. The Bulls' game Tuesday at Miami is the most anticipated Chicago season opener since, well, maybe ever. What did everyone miss most? You can start with this list. Andrew...