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Tribune staff reporterIf Chad Hutchinson has a role model these days, it should be Virgil Carter. The parallels abound. In 1968, Carter, like Hutchinson on Sunday, was the fourth quarterback of the season for the struggling Bears. He came out of nowhere (in Carter's case,...
Latimes.com ColumnistThe San Diego football team has seized first place in the AFC West this year with carefully coached, uniquely aggressive defensive men who attack not the players in the offensive line but the gaps between those players. Up and down the line, as the...
Sun StaffLike all politicians, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has them: those authorized tales from youth that - though twisted or embellished over the years - help define the person he is today. There is the humble-beginnings-in-a-rowhouse-in-Arbutus legend. There is the...
Tribune staff reporterWalking slowly off the field Sunday at 3Com Park after the Bears' humbling 49-7 loss to the 49ers, Brian Urlacher seldom looked up and never removed his helmet. His team didn't show up during the game, and Urlacher felt ashamed to show his face after it....
Tags: Brad Maynard, Bill George, Tommy Maddox, Football, Rex Grossman
Tribune Staff WriterOn the day after this Super Bowl, Ray Lewis was a family man and the Baltimore Ravens were America's Family. The Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXV, hoarse from staying up all night to celebrate, said Monday his greatest joy after Sunday night's 34-...
Tags: Pete Rozelle, Murder, St. Louis Rams, Football, Nike, Inc.
Tribune staff reporterDez White posted the first two-touchdown game of his three-year career Sunday and did it with a little bit of schoolyard flair. White's 76-yard touchdown pass from Chris Chandler on the game's second play was little more than a "run-and-get-open play,...
Tribune staff reporterMike Singletary marched proudly onto the new Soldier Field for pregame introductions Monday night, hoisting a football toward a crowd hoping for a night of magic. Other Bears greats like Dick Butkus and Dan Hampton followed closely behind, but Singletary...
Special to the TribunePerhaps it was his quick decision-making ability that helped Chicagoan Bill Rancic win the top spot on last season's edition of the NBC reality show, "The Apprentice." Donald Trump, after all, is not one to suffer indecisive types gladly. But has Trump...
Tribune Pro Football WriterJim Osborne, the only Bears defender to line up with both Hall of Fame middle linebackers Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary, recalled Saturday that Singletary's Chicago career almost ended before it started. A run-in with defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan...
Latimes.com ColumnistMost end-of-the millennium voters have been making what I think of as a couple of wrong calls. Contemplating the most recent 100 years: • Babe Ruth was the athlete of the century, I'd say, not Muhammad Ali. • O.J. Simpson was the football player of...
Tribune staff reporterThe Soldier Field turf, hallowed by the presence of Bears Hall of Famers such as Sid Luckman, Gale Sayers, Walter Payton and Dick Butkus during special pregame ceremonies Sunday, was then desecrated by a second straight sorry performance by the '94 Bears....
Tribune staff reporterIt will not turn up in a coaching manual as an example of perfect football, but the 47,426 Minnesota fans in Metropolitan stadium will never see their Vikings suffer a more spectacular defeat than the 45-37 lacing the Chicago Bears hung on them today....
Tags: Chicago Bears, Joe Louis, Fran Tarkenton, Sports, Gale Sayers
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