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Top 5 Chicago Bears Draft Picks of All-Time

Since the 2015 NFL Draft is right around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the best draft decisions by the Chicago Bears organization in hope that general manager Ryan Pace will make some great selections in this year’s draft.It can be said that NFL greats Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus and Brian Urlacher are some of the best players selected by the...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears Super Bowl History Altered By Two Big Draft Misses

There is no such thing as a perfect batting average when it comes to the NFL draft.  Inevitably teams are going to get hits and their going to strikeout.  The trick is to get more hits than misses as often as possible. The Chicago Bears know this better than any other team in league history.  However, their periods of great success in the 1980s and 2000s are less remembered for...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago’s Top Throwback Jerseys are Popular in Odd States

Mitchell & Ness, which is a vintage apparel company based in Philadelphia, went through their archives to uncover what retro jerseys were most popular in every state. The company used its 2014 sales data to make the list of the top-selling player jerseys in each state. It’s also important to note that the numbers are for specific jerseys. For example, John Elway’s 1994...
Via Sports Mockery
March 25, 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

Who is the best running back of all time? You told us

A week ago you told us that Tom Brady was the best quarterback of all time. Seven days later you have decided the man he might be handing off to as his all-time greatest running back.  Walter Payton, known also as Sweetness, edged Barry Sanders in the final, by garnering 55 percent of your votes. Payton bested Marshall Faulk, Adrian Peterson and Jim Brown to get to the final against...
Via Fox Sports
March 16, 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

The 10 Biggest Chicago Bears Pro Bowl Snubs In Team History

In light of the outrage that Matt Forte has been left off the 2014 Pro Bowl roster, it may be interesting to look back over the long history of the Chicago Bears franchise and pinpoint several other notable snubs from the annual all-star extravaganza in Hawaii. #10 – Roland Harper – 1978 992 yards rushing 4.1 yards per carry 340 yards receiving 7.9 yards per reception 8 total...
Via Sports Mockery
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: History says Rams will beat the Giants; Aaron Donald for DROY

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - Tre Mason has league’s best “breakaway percentage,” but must improve between tackles (READ) - St. Louis Rams nominate Johnny Hekker as Walter Payton Man of the Year (READ) - Mailbag: What do the St. Louis Rams have to do to beat the Giants? (READ) - Top 5 St. Louis Rams contract priorities...
Via cover32 - Rams
December 20, 2014  |  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

NFL announces 32 nominees for Walter Payton Award

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has announced the 32 players eligible for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Among the nominees are Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, Dallas running back DeMarco Murray, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali and Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis, who was a finalist last year. Named...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams nominate Johnny Hekker as Walter Payton Man of the Year

It’s been quite the year for Johnny Hekker. Way back in February, he played in the Pro Bowl and was named an All-Pro shortly thereafter for the 2013 season. His 2014 season has been a satisfying encore to last year. He once again ranks among the best in all the important punter-related categories, has successfully converted three out of three fake special teams plays and, oh yeah...
Via cover32 - Rams
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Named Walter Payton Man Of The Year Finalist

Devin McCourty’s hard work on and off the field is being recognized by the New England Patriots. The defensive back has been named the team’s nominee for the annual Walter Payton Man of the Year award, presented by Nationwide, which honors a player’s commitment to volunteer work in their community. Of the 32 nominees, three will be selected as finalists for the award, named...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Players Giving Back: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

With all the focus around the National Football League being on off-field issues of some players and a growing public perception of the league that continues to paint some model citizens in a bad light, we figured it made sense to run a series of articles focusing on the good. These are stories you won’t read on the front page of tabloid papers or websites. They won’t get a ton...
Via Sportsnaut
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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