Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the most popular Chicago Bears is now calling it quits, according to CBS Chicago.
Chicago Bears veteran of 13 years Brian Urlacher officially retired Wednesday morning, according to CBS Chicago. The 34-year-old linebacker says he has no regrets ending a professional career playing exclusively for the Chicago Bears. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards,” Urlacher told CBS news. "When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear.” Urlacher recently made news in March when he couldn’t strike a new contract deal with the Bears—claiming the one-year, $2 million offer was “a slap in the face.” What's your reaction to …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A current gay NFL player could come out in a few months and continue to play in the league, according to an online columnist. His biggest concern? Harm from homophobic fans. How would you react if he played for your favorite team?
In the same week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage case, a CBS Sports online columnist says a current gay NFL player could come out publicly within the next few months. This player would become the first athlete in one of America's major team sports to be openly gay and continue to play. READ: Check Out the Full CBSSports.com Column for More Details But the obstacle keeping this unidentified player from revealing his sexual orientation isn't the fear of how teammates or even opposing players will react, writes CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, citing former and current NFL players as sources for this information. It's a worry of what fans might do, Freeman reports…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Should the Bears have offered more money to keep Urlacher in Chicago to finish out his career?
The Bears will open the 2013 season without Brian Urlacher running the defense. The 13-year veteran middle linebacker, arguably the most popular Chicago Bear of the last decade and a mainstay in the Bears defense, could not come to financial terms with the Chicago Bears. The Bears offered a one-year deal for $2 million. Urlacher, 34, initially asked for two years totaling $11.5 million but says he would have settled for $3 million. Wednesday, he called the Bears offer "a slap in the face." Urlacher's ubiquitous jersey could be seen on Bears fans of all ages and was among the NFL's most-sold jerseys through 2010. The eight-time Pro Bowler recorded 1,779 tackles, a Bears franchise record, and many believe he's a future Hall of Famer. In 2005…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Former Bears star Dan Hampton will speak at free prostate health event on Jan. 22 at Lincoln-Way West High School, hosted by Silver Cross Hospital and Advanced Urology Associates.
As football fans get excited for the run-up to the Super Bowl, Silver Cross Hospital, Advanced Urology Associates, the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League are encouraging men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®.” Over 45,000 men in Illinois are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, making it the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men. A sponsored article by Silver Cross Hospital Led by Pro Football Hall of Fame player and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, fans and NFL players across the country can join the team at www.KnowYourStats.org to help spread the word about prostate cancer and the importance of knowing your risk factors. The national campaign is focused on …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars play this Sunday. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch baseball cap!
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys play this Monday night. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch baseball cap!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
As a general rule, Chicago Bears fans don't cut Green Bay any slack. Ever. But should the Packers have lost their 'Monday Night Football' game against the Seattle Seahawks on such a horrendous final call? Read what fans are saying.
Sympathy for the Green Bay Packers? That's counter to the instincts of just about every Bears fans (and breaks the laws of 57 state municipalities as well as the laws of physics). But after the Pack lost its Monday Night Football game to the Seattle Seahawks thanks to what is generously being termed the worst call in the history of all officiated sports dating back to the days when Homo habilis first kicked a rock around Olduvai Gorge, some fans can't help but feel a little bad for the division rivals. Some fans. Not all. We collected comments from readers and Bears fans from the Tinley Park Patch Facebook page and on Twitter. Some people were charitable, some upset at the mess the NFL has made with using replacement refs, and some were …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Check out these four hot spots in Tinley Park to get your Chicago Bears and NFL fix this season.
After 132 days of sweating out the NFL lockout, the football season is upon us! It's time to bear down with the Chicago Bears. Preseason action for the Monsters of the Midway kicks off tonight (Aug. 13) at 7 p.m. against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. If you can't make it to the stadium and don't want to watch the game at home, here are a few places in Tinley Park that can feed your Bears need. Wings, beer, sports! The slogan says it all for Buffalo Wild Wings, or BW3 as it's known. With 30 beers on tap and a lot more in bottles, this place can quench your thirst and fill you up during the game. Game Day Specials: With two bars—one inside and one outside—and a slew of televisions, Hollstein's isn't just for dollar beer night anymore. …