Archive for June, 2009

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Ed O’Bradovich

Ed O’Bradovich is a member of the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. O’Bradovich was one of those rare athletes that grew up in, went to college in, and enjoyed a long career in the same state.  “OB” as he was known throughout his career grew up in Hillside, IL, attended the University of Illinois, […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Johnny Morris

Halfback/flanker Johnny Morris is the latest addition to the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. Morris began his career as a halfback but was moved to wide receiver (flanker in the parlance of the day), and became the Chicago Bears’ all-time leading receiver.  Morris’ move to flanker happened in 1961 and his statistics steadily increased.  […]

Cutler, Smith “100% Comfortable” with WR’s

Mike Kemmeter of www.football.com reports that Jay Cutler is “100% comfortable” with the receivers he has, while head coach Lovie Smith has no question in his mind that Devin Hester is a number 1 receiver. I know, what are they both going to say?  But I know that the receiving corps can’t get any worse […]

As if You Didn’t Know

In case you had any doubt, it’s trickling out that our friend Brett Favre will indeed, most definitely be back in the NFL in 2009 playing for the Minnesota Vikings.  Profootballtalk.com is reporting the deal is in place. As revolting as it sounds, would anyone else grudglingly be OK with the chosen one winning his […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Rick Casares

Today’s addition to the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor is running back Rick Casares. Native Floridian Casares was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 1954 draft from the University of Florida.  He led the Bears in rushing from 1955 to 1960, and the NFL in 1956 with 1,126 yards.  Teaming […]

Tailgating Continues to Get Harder

In 2008, the Chicago Bears announced that fans would no longer be allowed to remain in the parking lots while the game was in progress, eliminating a longstanding tradition of non-ticketed fans being able to participate on gameday to a small degree. Today, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the cost to park in the […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Joe Fortunato

Joe Fortunato is a member of the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. Fortunato was named to the Pro Bowl five times and NFL All Pro three times.  He played outside linebacker for the Bears from 1955-1966 until he was supplanted in the lineup by Doug Buffone.  Fortunato was a member of one of the […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Harlon Hill

Wide receiver Harlon Hill is the next member of the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. Hill was the first of many prospects George Halas would snag that were virtually unknown to the rest of the NFL.  He played football at tiny Florence State Teacher’s College and was drafted by the Bears in the 15th […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Ed Sprinkle

The next member of the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor is defensive end Ed Sprinkle. Sprinkle became a Chicago Bear during World War II, having gone to the same little school (Hardin-Simmons in Texas) as legendary C/LB Bulldog Turner.  The smallish Sprinkle originally tried out as an offensive guard, but when George Halas returned […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Dutch Sternaman

The first member of the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor is Dutch Sternaman. Dutch Sternaman will forever be known better for coming close to snatching ownership of the Chicago Bears from George “Papa Bear” Halas, but he should not be forgotten as one of the pioneers of the Bears and the NFL. Sternaman played […]