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Bears History at Brookfield Library

The Chicago Bears History road show continues on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7 p.m. I will be doing my 90-minute multimedia presentation on the Bears’ 94-year history at Brookfield Public Library. Information on the event is available on the Brookfield Public Library Home Page through the event date. Hope to see you there! Share

Chicago Bears Shoe Color

I spy a change that I don’t necessarily like. Waiting on confirmation. In 1990, Mike Ditka‘s Bears made a throwback change to their uniform. “Back in the day,” before shoe company endorsements became a multi-million dollar industry, football shoes were black. Just reading Billy “White Shoes” Johnson’s nickname (he dyed his shoes white on a […]

Bears to Retire 89 for Ditka

Thankfully the Chicago Bears organization clarified this issue when they announced that after Ditka’s, they will no longer retire uniform numbers for players. I say this because I was getting confused. Unfortunately from a football operations perspective, the Bears went down a slippery slope of retiring numbers years and years ago. For many years they […]

2012 Chicago Bears Season Page

Completed the 2012 Chicago Bears Season page at Bearshistory.com over the weekend. An air of change, perhaps never before seen in the 93-year existence of the Chicago Bears organization, settled into Halas Hall in January 2012. Perhaps the major change in 2012 would have been limited to one, had the Bears continued the prosperity they […]

Bears-Seahawks History

I always found it interesting that when the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were added to the NFL in 1976, some notable things took place those first two years. Seattle initially joined the NFC West and Tampa Bay’s inaugural season had them slotted in the AFC West. The teams switched conferences the following season […]

Chicago Bears History on Packer Eve

It’s the eve of the huge 2012 Bears Packers matchup, why not spend it talking and learning Chicago Bears History at St. Xavier University? I’ll be there tonight at 6:30 for a multimedia show on the 93 years of Bears history. The presentation will include reflecting on the score from the picture, and dreaming of […]

Chicago Bears History Presentation Sept. 12

Especially if you’re on the South Side, come out and join me for a presentation on the 93 years of Chicago Bears History on September 12th, 6:30 p.m. on the campus of St. Xavier University. Hope to see a great turnout! Share

Chicago Bears: High Expectations

As I trust everyone reading this realizes, there is training camp buzz around the 2012 Chicago Bears that hasn’t been present since before the 2006/2007 seasons. With the presence of the Bears’ first bonafide quarterback/receiver/running back combination since the days of the mid-1980′s, there are real expectations for a deep run into the playoffs (note […]

Jerry Angelo’s Best Acquisition

Jay Cutler-QB-Trade 2009: Regarding franchise quarterbacks, defensive ends and left tackles, the old adage is that teams usually can only get one at the very top of the draft, and once they do get one, they never part with him. Thus the NFL world looked on in wonderment in early 2009 when a battle began […]

Jerry Angelo’s Worst Acquisition

Todd Collins-QB-Free Agent 2010: In the grand scheme of his ten seasons leading the Chicago Bears, perhaps listing a one-season backup quarterback as Jerry Angelo’s worst personnel acquisition is not fair or legitimate. Collins only played in two regular season games and one playoff game, and word has it that the signing was demanded by […]