Chicago Bears: Old School Football is Greatly Missed

My love of football came in the 1980's when RB Walter Payton, DE Richard Dent, WR Tony Dorsett and  QB Dan Marino played with reckless abandon.  It was about the win, the Ring and the love of the game.  Now it's all about "show me the money".  Even though this years' favored Super Bowl matchup would be against the mighty titan quarterbacks of the Denver...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Darren Sproles scorches Carolina Panthers for two touchdowns

How stupid do the New Orleans Saints look now? This past offseason they traded Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth round pick in 2015. Unless that pick turns out to be the reincarnation of Walter Payton they’ve pretty much lost that one. Sproles is having a spectacular season and is on fire on Monday Night Football. He’s scorched the Carolina Panthers for two...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

MU's Parker, Payton nominated for Hall

Running back Chris Parker and quarterback Michael Payton, who helped Marshall win the 1992 Division I-AA national championship, have been nominated for the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame. They are among 87 players and 25 coaches among the Divisional category.Payton won the Walter Payton Award in 1992 and was a two-time Southern Conference Offensive Player of the...
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October 22, 2014

It Appears Walter Payton Played vs the Atlanta Falcons Sunday

It appears that Walter Payton played against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. In the Bears game against the Falcons Sunday, a holding penalty was called against the Bears. Now yes, penalties are called all the time, but this one was special. It appears that Walter Payton committed the holding penalty. Wow Walter Payton just got called for a penalty — chuck swirsky (@swirsk054) October...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bear Hunting: Morgan's Herb Walker Added To Payton Watch List.

Two months ago, Herb Walker was a backup running back on a Morgan State squad with low expectations. Now, he's on the short list for the most prestigous individual award in FCS football.The 5'8 redshirt sophomore from Cleveland has been added to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, given annually to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Walker has...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Walter Payton Breaks Jim Brown’s All-Tim Rushing Record

Amazing to think it’s been 30 years since Walter Payton broke Jim Brown’s career rushing record. On October 7, 1984, Payton needing just 67 yards, did just that. Payton, a soft-spoken man, was visibly uneasy heading into that game; however, there was a buzz throughout the City of Chicago as they knew something truly special was about to take place. Walter, tired of the hoopla...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Fitzgerald Compares Wisconsin Running Back Melvin Gordon To Walter Payton: “He Runs Like Sweetness”

There aren’t many higher compliments that someone from Illinois can give a football player than comparing them to Walter Payton, and that is exactly what Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald did when discussing Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon. Northwestern, coming off of a big upset of Penn State, hosts Wisconsin this weekend, and clearly Fitzgerald is a bit worried about the Badgers...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto Book Reviews: A Football Threesome

I have always enjoyed watching candles as they reach there conclusion. The dying embers emit a brief spark before going out. My latest push in reading three books about football was that spark. Just to give you an update through three weeks of the NFL season, I have not watched any football. It just isn’t something I think about. I am even writing on a Sunday afternoon and ...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Chicago Bears Conquered San Francisco in ’85

The year 1985 was the last time the Chicago Bears celebrated victory in San Francisco.  How did they do it and what lessons can the present generation learn? Walter Payton Helped Control the Ball Part of winning on the road is dictating the tempo and the easiest way to do that is by controlling the football.  Doing so takes the crowd out of the game and keeps the opposing offense...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Chicago Sports Salute Ever Created

If you’re a fan of Chicago sports, than this is the video for you. From Walter Payton to Derrick Rose being drafted to the Blackhawks winning two Stanley Cups, this video is the epitome of why Chicago is the best sports city in the world. It’s so good, you may even shed a tear of joy as you relieve all the great memories. Created by Michael Martin Media 12 total views, 12 views...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Luxury Diamond Rings and Sports: A Brief History

Professional athletes are no different than mainstream celebrities. They both enjoy a life of luxury and are fond of jewelry. Whether they are commemorating a championship, an engagement or being used as an apology; diamond rings have long been attached to athletes. Below we take a look at some of the more memorable rings in sports. Walter Payton’s Super Bowl Ring The 1985...
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweetness: The World Remembers Payton

It's been nearly 15 years since Walter Payton left this earth, but the man known as Sweetness is still on the minds of many. From television to social media, people around the world remembered the former Jackson State star on what would have been his 60th birthday.Forever in our hearts especially here in Chicago. Happy 60th Birthday, Walter Payton!—...
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July 25, 2014  |  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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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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

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
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