Posts tagged "walter payton"

Walter Payton was a regular person just like us

Mike Ditka called Walter Payton the greatest football player he’s ever seen. For many of us, especially in Chicago, he was indeed just that. Not only is Payton beloved in the city, but also admired by the NFL as the league named the Man of the Year award after the late great. As a sports... Read more »

Israel Idonije nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Israel Idonije has having one heck of a year. First, he won the starting job at defensive end over Mark Anderson, who was later released. Since then, Idonije has 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 passes defended, 1 field goal block and 25 tackles. He has been the Bears most productive defensive line man the... Read more »

Chicago Bears Traditions wallpapers of All-Time Greats

You might not like how the Bears are playing this year or their coaching staff but what keeps people holding on to their fan card is what we remember the Bears to be. ChicagoBears.com updated their site with a really cool set of Traditions wallpaper available for download. In the collection, you can download wallpapers... Read more »
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Jerry Rice Ranked 1st in NFL's Greatest Players list NOT Walter Payton

The Real Number 1 The NFL counted down the 100 Greatest Players in NFL history and Jerry Rice was the last man standing. Rice was ranked number 1 NOT Walter Payton. Payton was ranked 5th behind Joe Montana, Lawrence Taylor and Jim Brown. Not to take anything away from Jerry Rice but Payton deserves the... Read more »

The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winners

The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Today marks the 11th anniversary of Walter Payton’s death in 1999. Many of us know where we were when we heard the news. It was a sad day in Chicago and the NFL. Shortly, after Walter died, the NFL promptly changed the name of the NFL Man... Read more »

My Tribute to Walter Payton

Originally posted on last year in BearsHibernation.com: November 1st marks the 11th anniversary of Walter Payton’s death. I will always remember where I was and what I was doing that night. I came home around 5:30PM from yet another uneventful college day, tossed some leftovers in the microwave and turned on the TV. At the... Read more »
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Walter Payton running the Wildcat against the Packers

State Street Sports posted a video of the Bears slashing through the Green Bay Packers defense. What’s great about video is that its not just about a typical Mike Ditka-led Bears playing smash mouth football with Walter Payton, its the Monsters of the Midway beating up on the Cheeseheads from the Wildcat and with Payton taking the... Read more »

Greatest draft picks in Chicago Bears history

In spirit of draft weekend, Larry Mayer, Senior Writer with the Chicago Bears counted down the top ten greatest draft picks in Chicago Bears history.  Drum roll please…  Surprised that your favorite Bear didn’t make the list? Out of the top ten, nine are in the Hall of Fame. The only non-HOF’er is Richard Dent.... Read more »
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