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How the Monsters of the Midway have Fallen

“The Bears? They suck!” “What a pathetic franchise!” “Joke of the NFL!” “Will this team ever win a championship again?!” “Bears lose, Bears lose again…” The number of times I have seen or heard people say these things is uncountable. The Chicago Bears of the twenty-teens are a laughing stock and a joke to the sports world. The last five years have seen the Bears...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Role Of Each Ravens Running Back

The running back position was once the prized position in the NFL. Between the late 70s and the early 2000s, many NFL teams committed to the run, making the running back position very important to a team’s offensive scheme. Players like Franco Harris, Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton all revolutionized the position, with many backs carrying teams to...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired WR Curtis Conway ranks the top 5 Chicago Bears of all time

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Curtis Conway was on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" recently, providing his take on the team's top-five players of all time. Conway kicked off his ranking with defensive end Richard Dent at No. 5. Conway and Dent shared the field for one season (1993), so he had the ideal opportunity to observe him up close."You talk about intimidating," Conway...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: These two Chicago Bears fans are the best things ever

Everyone loves passionate sports fans. But it’s even better when it’s a young fan who shows their pride at such a young age. Have a look at these two awesome and adorable Bears fans, as posted by former Bear gret Walter Payton’s son on Twitter: Nic is @paytonson ‘s Matt Suhey. Best buds. @walterpayton #Bears #Sweetness pic.twitter.com/rXkSNZwtL9 — Jarrett W. Payton (@paytonsun...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Adams is one step closer to joining UO

Things are about to heat up in Eugene. QB Vernon Adams, a graduate transfer from Eastern Washington, has graduated from EWU and is expected on campus in Eugene this week.Adams had a prolific career at Eastern Washington. He twice finished as the Walter Payton Award runner-up, FCS's version of the Heisman trophy, and threw for over 10,000 yards and 110 touchdowns in 37 games at EWU...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 2-year contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed outside linebacker Thomas Davis to a two-year contract extension. The 32-year-old Davis is now under contract through the 2017 season. Financial terms were not released Monday. Davis, the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, is entering his 11th season with the Panthers. He says in a release the extension ''confirms that I now get to officially...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Continues to Work Despite Contract Uncertainty

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte speaks with the media after a practice session at Halas Hall on Wednesday May 27, 2015, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been the team’s most consistent running back since he first took the field against the Indianapolis Colts during his rookie season in 2008. He’s arguably been the team’s...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears made arguably their best decision ever 40 years ago today

The Chicago Bears are one of the NFL’s most iconic franchises. It’s hard to argue any draft pick in franchise history was more important than this one. 40 Years Ago: Bears call Walter Payton to tell him he's their pick, 4th overall, in 1975 Draft pic.twitter.com/SEkNMktGi2 — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 30, 2015 Wow. 40 years ago today who would have know that pick...
Via cover32
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tight end E.J. Bibbs' dream of playing for Bears may be fulfilled

Growing up in Chicago's south side, former Iowa State star tight end E.J. Bibbs grew up idolizing Chicago sports legends like Michael Jordan and Walter Payton, dreaming of one day playing in Soldier Field for the Bears. "I loved Walter Payton," he told the Des Moines Register. "Like all Chicago kids, I grew up wanting to play for the Bears." Bibbs' dream may just be realized this...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte vs. Walter Payton, First Seven Years

As the Chicago Bears prepare for the 2015 season, the discussions about Matt Forte’s contract extension have already started. Forte is 29 years old, entering his eighth season in the NFL. He’ll be the sixth highest paid running back in the league to start the season with a yearly average salary of $7,600,000. This will be the final year of the deal. While the trade talks swirl...
Via Sports Mockery
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kurt Warner to Coach High School Football

His career accolades will most likely land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 2-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, Super Bowl Champion, 4 Pro Bowl selections, 2 First Team All Pro selection, 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year, current NFL analyst. Put that list along with 32,344 passing yards, 208 touchdowns and a career passer rating of 93.7 and you have a pretty decent resume for...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bad-Ass Bears: Chicago’s Meanest, Toughest and Dirtiest Football Players Ever

The Chicago Bears have a long and rich history of physical and powerful players. The Bears have nine championships, 14 retired numbers and over 30 members in the Hall of Fame (who played the major part of their career with the Bears or the Staleys). Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Sid Luckman and so many other amazing players have graced Chicago with their legacies, but there were also...
Via Sports Mockery
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the 10 Best Running Backs in the NFL

In the latter part of the 20th century, names such as Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, and Walter Payton were considered the stars of the National Football League. Fast forward to today and the offensive publicity is dominated by names such as Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Andrew Luck. With elevated quarterback play and the emphasis on scheme-heavy offenses, the featured running back...
Via Football Nation
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

5 players finalists for players' union award

WASHINGTON (AP) Previous Walter Payton Award winner Charles Tillman and four others are finalists for the Byron ''Whizzer'' White Award given annually by the NFL Players Association for community service in players' cities and hometowns. Bears cornerback Tillman, the 2013 Payton recipient as the league's Man of the Year for his charitable work, is joined by Chiefs punter Dustin...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Villanova Overview

While many other teams around the city are tanking or rebuilding the Villanova Wildcats football teams looks to reload with its 2015 recruiting class.  The season ended in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs for the Wildcats.  They finished the season with an 11-3 record. The team will return QB John Robertson, the winner of the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the best...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles preseason 2015 conditioning programs begin today…

It’s understood by nearly every player or wanna-be player in the NFL that once the Super Bowl parade is held in the winning team’s city, that’s your cue to start working out for the new season. A lot of guys start out easy within their own individual routines, such as medium distance bike-riding or full-court basketball played with their pals. But by this week’s end it...
Via Eagles Eye
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Rings Were Amazingly Detailed

While the thoughts linger on about the fact that the Chicago Bears will be approaching 30 years without a championship when the 2015 season opens, memories continue to remain strong about that fabled 1985 team.  It’s understandable given some of the things they accomplished. Only team during a 16-game seasons to score more than 400 points and surrender less than 200. Led the...
Via Sports Mockery
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

After Meeting John Fox, Charles Tillman Wants Back On The Bears Too

Charles Tillman, winner of the 2014 NFL Walter Payton Award, recently made a trip to Halas Hall to visit with his teammates and meet the new head coach of the Chicago Bears. After only spending roughly 30-60 seconds with John Fox, Tillman said he wants back on the Bears too. “I saw some people; I saw everybody,” Tillman said Thursday of a recent visit to Halas Hall. “I just...
Via Sports Mockery
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

That one crazy time the Chicago Bears drafted the best running back ever

40 years ago today, the Chicago Bears made Walter Payton the fourth overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft… 40 years ago today, #Bears selected Jackson State RB Walter Payton with the 4th overall pick of the 1975 NFL Draft. — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) January 28, 2015 The rest as they say, was history. Payton rushed for 16,726 career yards, scored 125 touchdowns and was elected...
Via cover32 - Bears
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Star FCS Quarterback Vernon Adams Visiting Oregon This Weekend

Oregon obviously has a huge hole to fill at quarterback with Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota moving on to the NFL. There have been recent rumors that the Ducks could be looking to add a graduate transfer, namely FCS star Vernon Adams of Eastern Washington, to the fold to compete for the starting quarterback job.  Adams has denied those rumors, but a report today from Jen Beyrle...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Bears Are Undefeated In the Playoffs Against Both Super Bowl Teams

It’s going to be hard for Chicago Bears fans to sit at home February 1st and for the 29th time watch another team win the Super Bowl that isn’t their own.  As good as the food and booze will be, along with the friends, family and commercials; the fact is Bears faithful won’t smile quite as wide as they would had their team even made the playoffs. After all.  The choke job...
Via Sports Mockery
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Hannah Storm stiff-arms makeup artist live on air

Ah, the wonders of live television.  SportsCenter cut to Hannah Storm a little too early after a Packers video package and caught her makeup artist giving her one last touch-up.  Storm then gave her the ol’ “don’t argue” as she shoved her out of the way.  I don’t think Storm looked very happy about having to break out the stiff arm either.  On the bright side, that’s...
Via Awful Announcing
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Things That Chicago Fans Are Sick of Hearing About

It’s a lot of fun being a Chicago fan. Our teams have won 10 championships in the last 30 years and the history is rich with the memories of Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, Dick Butkus, Ernie Banks, Stan Mikita, Frank Thomas, The Super Bowl Shuffle, The Shot and 17 Seconds.  We can talk about these wonderful things until we are blue in the face. BUT, there are a number of things...
Via Sports Mockery
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Drunk Chicago Bears Fan Smacks Face On Street Pole

Remember when Walter Payton raced that random Bears fan outside of a bar last season and smacked his face off a pole? Ok, it wasn’t really Sweetness, but this drunken fool thought he was sweet until his fun footrace turned into utter embarrassment. Based on his coordination and balance, he gets a negative mark in the agility category but a +1 in pain tolerance. Check out the...
Via Sports Mockery
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas Morstead “Walter Payton Man of the Year” Nominee

From Canal Street Chronicles: WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE The prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award presented by Nationwide is unique among NFL honors because it is the only award that recognizes a current NFL player for outstanding community service activities as well as excellence on the field. Established in 1970, the award was...
Via The Saints Nation
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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