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There will be no purple smudge on the accomplishments of Brian Urlacher. The sight of him with some sort of cat or bird on his helmet never will make anyone wince. He will not have that moment when he makes us recall Willie Mays with the Mets....
Mike Ditka was a trailblazer at the tight end position for the Chicago Bears and he will also be the last of his kind. George McCaskey, the team’s Chairman of the Board, announced that when the Bears retire Ditka’s No. 89 jersey during a...
Tags: Super Bowl, Soldier Field, Football, Dick Butkus, Sports
The Hartford CourantDoc Rivers has three years left on his contract with the Celtics, but that's not stopping some desperate teams from making a run at the Celtics coach. The Brooklyn Nets asked the Celtics for permission to talk to Rivers, but ESPNBoston.com reports that...
When the Bears retire Mike Ditka's No. 89 jersey Dec. 9 at Soldier Field, a blinding snowstorm might provide the proper background. After all, the last two Bears to have their numbers retired were Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers during a torrential downpour...
Tribune reporterAbill that sought to limit tackling during youth and high school football practice died in committee Thursday, but its main sponsor said she would continue to press the issue. Rep. Carol Sente, D-Lincolnshire, made numerous changes to the proposed...
Special to the TribuneThe attorney who represented two sons of Mike Ditka in recent DUI cases was cited Sunday for driving on a suspended license, which resulted from the lawyer’s own arrest for DUI in October, according to court records and police. Attorney Robert...
The letter arrived in July of 1974. My writing clips had been reviewed, my references approved and interview completed. I was hired by the Chicago Tribune, even though the signature at the end of the letter sounded more like one of those fictitious...
Keith Van Horne has traveled the path Kyle Long must take as a lanky Bears offensive lineman drafted in the first round. The Bears selected Van Horne with the 11th overall pick in 1981 out of USC. Long was taken 20th Thursday night out of Oregon....
Tags: Super Bowl, Jermon Bushrod, Football, Jay Cutler, Sports
The future does not necessarily portend prologue, but the history of first-year Bears coaches warrants concern. As Marc Trestman assumes the leadership reigns for his first season in Chicago, the Bears have not had a first-year coach finish with a...
Tags: Super Bowl, Football, Walter Payton, Jay Cutler, Sports
The son of former Bears head coach Mike Ditka received 24 months of probation after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI and possession of a controlled substance in Lake County on Wednesday. It was Mark Ditka's fourth arrest for DUI, but his first...
Special to the TribuneThe son of former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka received 24 months of probation after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI and possession of a controlled substance in a Lake County courtroom this morning. It was Mark Ditka’s fourth arrest for...
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
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