10 Items of Chicago Sports Trivia You Should Know

Posted to SportsAs a true Chicagoan, there are just some things you should know. If someone wants to test your knowledge, now you will be able to drop some knowledge about some facts that may not be very well known. 1. The Chicago Bears have the most retired numbers in the NFL (14), and the 4th most in all of professional sports. The retired jersey numbers belong to Bronko Nagurski...
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Vote for Mike Jones’ “Tackle” in ESPN’s Most Memorable Play bracket

If you weren’t aware, ESPN is running a Most Memorable Play bracket this summer. Fans of each franchise first voted for which play in their franchise’s history would earn the right to be selected to the bracket. Rams fans overwhelmingly chose Mike Jones’ Super Bowl-preserving “Tackle” over other contenders, including Warner to Bruce in that same Super Bowl XXXIV and Ricky...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

Retired former Ravens center Matt Birk is staying involved with the NFL. The six-time Pro Bowl center and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was named the league's director of football development today. Birk spent this past year working as an appeals officer for the NFL and NFL Players Association after retiring in 2012 following the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Walter Payton Award List is out; Several QB’s on the list

The FCS Walter Payton Award is similar to the Heisman Trophy for FCS players. Well the list for 2015 is out and to no surprise a lot of QB’s are on the list. Returning as finalists to the Watch List besides Zach Zenner, who finished seventh in 2012 and sixth last year, were five quarterbacks: […] The post Walter Payton Award List is out; Several QB’s on the list appeared first...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Awesome KFC Commercials

Ever since I saw a Walter Payton KFC Ad (which is in this list), I kind of wanted to find… The post Five Awesome KFC Commercials appeared first on Uncoached.
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Did you know Walter Payton threw 8 touchdown passes?

We do not see trick plays as often anymore because many teams feel they trust in their defense. Well while Trick plays are fun, we have an amazing stat. We already know Walter Payton was an amazing running back, but did you know he threw 8 touchdown passes? Payton three 8 TD passes. The 9 […] The post Did you know Walter Payton threw 8 touchdown passes? appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Arizona Cardinals draft Walter Powell in Round 6

The Cardinals’ final selection of the 2014 NFL Draft was Walter Powell from Murray State University. Powell is another small receiver (5’11″ and 189 pounds) and is the second wideout taken on the draft. Powell had quite a list of accolades coming into the season with him in the Ohio Valley Conference. From his bio page on the Murray State website. 2013 Walter Payton Award Candidate–FCS...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo is visiting the New England Patriots

Jimmy Garoppolo is one of the hottest small school prospects on the market this year, and it looks like the New England Patriots have interest. The 6-foot-2 1/4, 226-pound Garoppolo earned the Walter Payton Award in 2013, which is given to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. In 14 games, he completed 375 […] The post Jimmy Garoppolo is visiting the New England...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top 57 Chicago Bears of all time (vote here)

Who is the greatest Chicago Bears player of all time? Jay Cutler? No, of course I do not have a straight face as I type that. In my opinion it’s Walter Payton, but you can make a case for Red Grange too. Or George Halas. Or Dick Butkus. Well, it’s an endless, timeless debate for Chicago Bears fans. And now you can contribute your two cents. And you can vote up or down various...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Train Harder With Hill Sprints

Walter Payton and Jerry Rice had a secret weapon in their training arsenals: Hill Sprints. They force you to use your body weight as resistance while you run on an
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Elite 11 Chicago Recap

Quarterbacks from several different states came to the Walter Payton Center, the indoor practice facility of the Chicago Bears to compete for a spot in this year's Elite 11 on Saturday. Here is a review of who stood out.
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Qua Cox is the most underrated player in the 2014 NFL Draft

Qua Cox is a 5’10 cornerback from Jackson State University a small black college in Mississippi. The same school that produce Walter Payton. The biggest problem with getting the players exposure is the fact that they play in the SWAC conference. While the SWAC has produced some amazing players their level of competition is not […] The post Qua Cox is the most underrated player...
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Jarrett Payton Joins The Game 87.7

Today at 3 p.m., Jarrett Payton, the son of former Chicago Bear legend, Walter Payton, will start co-hosting The Game 87.7, Chicago’s newest sports talk radio station. The former Tennessee Titans’ running back will be joining co-hosts, Harry Teinowitz and Spike Manton. Jarrett Payton is no stranger to the radio waves as he host his own three-day-a-week sports talk show which...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alshon Jeffery is the Bears best receiver they have drafted

The Chicago Bears are not a team that’s known for throwing the football.  The franchise’s all-time receptions leader is Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.  The Bears have 27 members enshrined in Canton, and zero played wide receiver.  Two years is hardly enough time to judge a player’s career, but if Alshon Jeffrey stays healthy and Chicago manages to keep him around...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A look back at some of the best small schoolers ever to play in the NFL

Steve McNair, Alcorn State McNair was an all-state prep selection in Mississippi and probably could’ve gone to a bigger school if he had been willing to play defensive back. But he chose Alcorn State so he could play quarterback. A Heisman finalist in 1994 and the third overall pick by Houston in 1995, he made three […]The post A look back at some of the best small schoolers...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears icon Walter Payton makes list comparing NFLers to Jeter

Yesterday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced that 2014 will be his final season. After what will be 20 years in pinstripes, No. 2 will hang up his cleats for good. The news generated all sorts of reaction, both inside Major League Baseball and outside the game, almost all of it positive. Praise for Jeter poured in from every corner, from all sorts of people. Why? Because he’s...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Tillman honored as Walter Payton Man of Year Award winner

CHARLES TILLMAN of the Chicago Bears was named the 2013 WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR during the NFL Awards show.  The award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence. Tillman is the fifth Chicago Bears player to be honored with the award joining Payton (1977), Dave Duerson (1987), Mike Singletary (1990) and Jim [...]
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman Named Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year

Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, as announced by #34′s son Jarrett, as well as several media outlets. This is Tillman’s 2nd nomination, and first win. A charity of his choice (assuming it will be his Cornerstone Foundation) will receive $20,000. The other nominees were Thomas Davis and Jay Feely, who will each receive $5,000 for their...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman chosen Walter Payton Man of the Year

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has accomplished a great deal on the field during his eleven NFL seasons. On Saturday, he was rewarded for his even greater achievements off the field. Tillman, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was announced as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year at "NFL Honors" on Saturday. A finalist for the award in 2011 and the winner of the...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones Nominated for Payton Award

He didn't make the list of finalists, but Brad Jones was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his off-the-field contributions.
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Players’ Charities

Charles Tillman, cornerback for the Chicago Bears, has recently been named a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. He is one of the most prominent figures in the locker room of Chicago Bears Players’ charities. His charity foundation, The Cornerstone Foundation, has helped over one million people in the Chicago area.  The goal of the foundation is to enrich...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tillman Payton Man of Year finalist again

Three community-minded NFL players will be recognized during Super Bowl week as finalists for theWALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD, it was announced today. CHARLES TILLMANof the Chicago Bears, THOMAS DAVIS of the Carolina Panthers andJAY FEELY of the Arizona Cardinals are the top candidates for this year’s award, named for the legendary Bears running back who died [...]
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Feely a finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis, Arizona kicker Jay Feely and Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman have been selected as finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award, named in honor of the late Hall of Fame running back, recognizes a player's community service and performance on the field. The winner, who'll receive a $20,000 donation...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis, Feely, Tillman finalists for Payton Award

Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis, Arizona kicker Jay Feely and Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman have been selected as finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award, named in honor of the late Hall of Fame running back, recognizes a player's community service and performance on the field. The winner, who'll receive a $20,000 donation in his name to...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Wilson earns Jets' Walton Payton Award

Veteran cornerback Kyle Wilson has been honored with the Jets’ 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. For his off field community service, Wilson received $1,000 to donate to a program of his choice. Also, he will be in contention to receive the NFL’s Walter Payton Award, which will be announced at the Super Bowl.
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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