Posts tagged "Dick Butkus"

Bears Eliminated from 2012 NFL Season After 20-17 Pre-Season Victory Over New York Giants

Bears Eliminated from 2012 NFL Season After 20-17 Pre-Season Victory Over New York Giants
NEW YORK – It was only a matter of time. The Chicago Bears offense struggled under Jay Cutler for most of the first half, while the New York Giants picked apart the Bears’ defense.  The putrid performance prompted Chicago writers to petition the National Football League to end the Bears’ season. Commissioner Goodell complied. “It... Read more »

1965 Version of Dick Butkus Sees His Shadow; Pummels it to Pieces, Marking the Start of Bears Season

1965 Version of Dick Butkus Sees His Shadow; Pummels it to Pieces, Marking the Start of Bears Season
STONE PARK - Just a skip away from Chicago’s west side, the 1965 version of Dick Butkus arose this morning to mark the start of the Chicago Bears season. “We could hear the ground shake…and we’re in Roselle!” said excited fan Tony Spizziri. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Central Standard Time, Dick Butkus arose from his months-long slumber, crawled... Read more »

Happy Football Day! Bear Down!

Happy Football Day!  Bear Down!
As many of you know, here at Chicago Tough we like to laugh at the goings-on of the sports world.  However, come football season, we will get serious:  Bears reviews, Bears podcasts, Bears hats, Bears brats, Bears grunting, Bears finger-pointing, Bears ’85 watching, Bears gallivanting, Bears EVERYTHING! The Chicago Bears have reported to come.  Thursday... Read more »
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Dick Butkus Interviews New Chicago Bears Draft Pick Shea McClellin

Dick Butkus Interviews New Chicago Bears Draft Pick Shea McClellin
(The following is a mythical conversation between Dick Butkus and Chicago Bears first round draft pick Shea McClellin.  Butkus will only be available for three days before going back into hibernation.) BUTKUS: Do you know who I am? MCCLELLIN: Yeah…uh…you’re Dick But– BUTKUS: Silence!  I am Dick Butkus.  I hath risen, once again, for three... Read more »

Bears Embark on a New Draft; But Can Any Draft Top 1965?

Bears Embark on a New Draft; But Can Any Draft Top 1965?
The NFL Draft is a time for hope. After the names are announced, and the contracts are signed (hopefully), each team begins an odyssey.  Each team prays that their evaluations will come through.  From mini-camp to pre-season games, every inch is assessed to gauge the potential of the player.  We all hope for the best…and... Read more »

"Suck it Up, Pansy Face!" A Letter From Dick Butkus on the Blizzard of 2010

"Suck it Up, Pansy Face!" A Letter From Dick Butkus on the Blizzard of 2010
CHICAGO- Well, well, well, word is from my good friend Tom Skilling that we’re about to hit 30 inches of snow in a 24 hours span.  Little Know It All Skill Bills is trying to tell us to ‘stock up on water and canned goods.’  Like somebody doesn’t already have a freezer filled various cut... Read more »
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Chicago Tough's Top 10 Bears/Packers Game of All-Time

Chicago Tough's Top 10 Bears/Packers Game of All-Time
Much has happened since the Chicago Staleys’ 20-0 trouncing of the Green Bay Packers on November 27th, 1921. We have seen a world war, 15 U.S. presidents, the advent of television, etc. The Bears and Packers have participated in 182 games witht the Bears leading the series 92-83-6. Below are my top 10 Bears victories... Read more »

Butkus vs. Nitschke, Sunday, Lakefront, 2:00 P.M. Central

Butkus vs. Nitschke, Sunday, Lakefront, 2:00 P.M. Central
Cold.  Bears/Packers.  Butkus.  Nitschke, Halas, Lambeau, Lombardi, Ditka, Luckman, Hutson, Singletary, Reggie, Dent, Jim Taylor, Payton, Hornung, Grange, Adderly, Gallimore, Sayers. The site is about to explode on the overall toughness and meatball level of this game.   Explosion of toughness.     The leader of the hated cheese

Dick Butkus emerges from his hole; Football to start six weeks early

CHICAGO- He emerged ever so slowly.  With his head slightly over ground level, Chicago Bears hall of fame linebacker Dick Butkus peered in the distance.  With little fanfare, the hefty defensive stalwart from the University of Illinois raised his head and said the words every football fan yearns to hear: “It is finished.” With three words,... Read more »
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Your Chicago Tough Horoscope for the Week

We here at ChicagoTough don’t believe in horoscopes. Not at all.  We believe in a slab of ribs, a cold Old Style, some slaw and maybe a game of horseshoes.  None of this star crap. But, recently I came across some new information that may be helpful to our readers.  Take heed! Aries (March 20th-April... Read more »