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Fun facts I read on the internet (so they must be true?)

1.   Every language known to man has numerous words for drunk but not for sober. 2.   Renoir was nearsighted. Rembrandt was farsighted. Van Gogh had glaucoma and Monet had cataracts. 3.   A cookbook from Buffalo in 1890 had in it the first recipe for that sandwich now called the “hamburger”. It seems two brothers, Charles and... Read more »

11 Fun (And Quirky) Facts About The Chicago Bears

The story of the Chicago Bears is filled with important facts, many of which have been hashed and rehashed by NFL experts. What this post attempts to do is show some of the more peculiar facts that the Bears have been a part of in that long and distinguished history. 1.  During the NFL’s first six seasons... Read more »

The real beginning of the Bears and Packers rivalry

The real beginning of the Bears and Packers rivalry
The great Bears-Packers rivalry doesn’t just go back to the first game between Chicago and Green Bay. It goes back even farther when the Bears were named the Staleys and the Packers were just a fledgling organization. In fact, not many fans know this, but the NFL we have today did not start out as the National Football... Read more »
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The 1980 Bears vs. Lions Thanksgiving game was more than the "walk off kick return"

It happened almost 40 years ago. Or was it just last year? My memory of it remains that vivid. Most people don’t realize that it was one of the greatest comebacks in Bears history. And one of the greatest comebacks, if not the greatest, in Thanksgiving games history. Even though many people who watched it... Read more »

The person responsible for the death of President Kennedy may not be who you think

First of all I feel the need to tell you that I have not done extensive research on this subject. And secondly, let me warn you that my theorem is most certainly going to be deemed “out there” by almost everyone. But that said, let me tell you what I believe happened on this day... Read more »

My favorite baseball quotes or why I love the national pastime

My favorite baseball quotes or why I love the national pastime
Sadly, we are coming to the end of another baseball season. But the spring will be here before you know it, along with the refreshed hopes of millions of fans everywhere. “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and... Read more »
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How "Little Luis" Aparicio became a legend for the Go-Go White Sox

How "Little Luis" Aparicio became a legend for the Go-Go White Sox
Luis Earnesto Montiel Aparicio was signed by the Chicago White Sox in 1955. And by the end of his first tenure there he would be known as one of the greatest shortstops in Major League history. In 1956, “Little Luis” as he had come to be called, was adopted by the White Sox faithful and... Read more »

Tony 'O' And The Greatest Season Of Goaltending In NHL History

Tony 'O' And The Greatest Season Of Goaltending In NHL History
Tony Esposito’s NHL saga began in the 1968- 1969 season playing for the Montreal Canadians. As fortune would have it however, he played in only 13 games between the pipes that year. Not enough to qualify him for rookie status in the NHL. And since Montreal already had two very solid goaltenders on their roster, Esposito... Read more »

50 years ago we lived through the worst Chicago Bears season in history

50 years ago we lived through the worst Chicago Bears season in history
As we have now embarked on the 100th season of NFL and Chicago Bears football, it might be a good time to look back a half century on the 1969 Bears team. The ’68 season had ended with a 7-7 record and no less than eight teams had more losses than Chicago. So there was... Read more »
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Remembering the iconic George S. Halas Award speech by Gale Sayers on May 25th 1970

On May 25th, 1970 Brian Piccolo and his wife Joy were still settling back into their home on Hunt Place in Chicago. Another harsh Midwestern winter    had given way to the miracle of spring. The grass was newly green. Tulips were now blooming in front of the house. They planned on spending a week... Read more »