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  • Mike Ditka on Ferguson: ‘I don’t want to hear about this hands-up crap’

    12/03/2014 10:55:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Bears legend and NFL Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka weighed in on the Rams players who took to the field with the “Hands up, don’t shoot!” gesture as a Ferguson protest before Sunday’s game, and he isn’t a fan. “Da Coach” said it was “a shame” how events have unfolded since a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown.“I understand what the Rams’ take on this was. I’m embarrassed for the players more than anything. They want to take a political stand on this? Well,...
  • 'Kodiak' Series Shows Truth About Bear Hunting

    05/12/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-12-14 | by AWR HAWKINS
    A new series on The Discovery Channel will show why bear hunting is more than just a sport. Filmed on Alaska's Kodiak Island, Kodiak will not only give viewers a glimpse into a world where bear hunting is a way of life, but it will also demonstrate the biological and scientific rationale behind controlling the population of "the largest land carnivore on the planet: the Kodiak brown bear," according to a Discovery Channel press release. The series "chronicles the lives of the Mays, the Hollands, and the Cusacks," who are "three multi-generational families risking it all to make a living"...
  • Chicago's Sam Hurd cut from team after drug arrest, GM says

    12/16/2011 1:00:41 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Cnn ^ | 12/16/11 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    According to the complaint, Hurd, 26, whose base salary was $685,000 this year, met with a confidential informant and federal agent at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Rosemont, Illinois, on Wednesday. There, the complaint says, he told the pair that he and another person were running 4 kilograms of cocaine into the Chicago area each week, but his supplier couldn’t keep up. He then allegedly worked out a deal to receive 5 to 10 kilograms of coke (at $25,000 apiece) and half a ton of marijuana (at $450 a pound) per week. For the math-challenged, that’s a minimum of $575,000 worth...
  • Member of '85 Bears Snubs Obama Invitation ("not a fan" of Hussein)

    09/28/2011 1:30:02 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies
    WLS ^ | 9/28/11 | Adam Zielinski
    CHICAGO (WLS) - Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Dan Hampton says he will not be joining his fellow teammates when they visit the White House next month. Hampton, a member of the Bears 1985 Super Bowl championship team, made the comments on Chicago's Mully and Hanley radio show Monday. "It's my personal choice," the four-time Pro Bowler said. "I don't choose to go." Hampton said he was bothered that the invitation did not include players' wives and children and added, "Secondly, I’m not a fan of the guy in the White House, and third, it was 25 years ago. Let...
  • Anyone watch the Vikings-Bears game?

    12/20/2010 11:08:14 PM PST · by Strk321 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Some game, huh? Outdoor football returns to Minnesota! (even though it was a blowout loss). Oh, and give Brett Favre a hand for trying. (clap clap clap)
  • [Detroit] Lions news is bad news

    12/12/2006 10:07:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 419 replies · 3,799+ views ^ | December 12, 2006 | Os Davis
    ...With a record of 2-11, the silver-and-Honolulu blue are firmly entrenched at No. 32 on any power poll in this spiral arm of the galaxy. Entrenched, that is, until another loss drops them behind Ohio State, Florida and the Hamburg Sea Devils. Think it can't get worse? Hey, this is the Lions. NFL schedule makers saw fit to arrange the endgame Kitty Cats' so, so long season likewise: at the Green Bay Packers where the Lions haven't won since a guy named Brett Favre took over there (that's right, 1992); against the Chicago Bears in a game which figures to...
  • Obama sticks with Bush-era polar bear rule

    05/08/2009 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 796+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 8, 2009
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will retain a Bush-era rule for polar bears, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Friday, in a move that angered activists who noted the rule limits what can be done to protect the species from global warming. The administration had faced a weekend deadline to decide whether it should allow government agencies to cite the federal Endangered Species Act, which protects the bear, to impose limits on greenhouse gases from power plants, factories and automobiles even if the emissions occur thousands of miles from where the polar bear lives. "We must do all we can to...
  • Cutler, Ron Turner Have Rocky History

    04/04/2009 9:28:55 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 653+ views ^ | 4-3-09 | Aaron Wilson
    Newly-acquired Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is known for holding a grudge, and he still seems to be holding one against Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner stemming from an old recruiting dispute, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times. Citing people close to Cutler and a Denver Post column, some fences may need to be mended between Cutler and Turner now that they’re going to work together. As a high school senior in southern Indiana, Cutler accepted a scholarship to Illinois where Turner was the head coach at the time. Cutler committed without visiting campus, though, and when he...
  • Mike Ditka for Senate, again

    01/06/2009 4:15:50 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 14 replies · 832+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 44th Estate ^ | January 6, 2009 | salena zito
    Mike Ditka has been a lot of things in life, including that man that could have possibly beaten then Illinois state senator Barack Obama when he ran for U.S. Senate in 2004. Instead Ditka chose not to run because of business obligations, Alan Keyes did the honors and we all know how that turned out. The Pittsburgh native, Republican, and accomplished former NFL player, television commentator, and coach is now being ‘drafted’ once again to run to fill the seat vacated by Obama. A seat that remains open despite Gov. Blagojevich’s perfectly legal (yet tainted) appointment of former Illinois attorney...
  • Mike Ditka Hits the Campaign Trail With Palin

    10/31/2008 10:45:46 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 58 replies · 2,006+ views
    The Wall Sreet Journal ^ | October 31, 2008 | Elizabeth Holmes
    Sarah Palin embarked on a Pennsylvania bus tour Friday, kicking things off with a rally featuring Mike Ditka, a.k.a. da coach, pledging his support for da GOP ticket. The former Chicago Bears coach was born in Pennsylvania and gave the crowd of a few thousand a pep talk just four days before Election Day. “Thing I know about Pennsylvania, you’re great people, you’re hardworking people-no nonsense people, and that’s what this is all about,” Ditka said.
  • Bears halfback Benson pepper sprayed, charged

    05/04/2008 2:06:42 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 16 replies · 99+ views
    Bears' Benson charged with boating while intoxicated, resisting arrest news services Updated: May 4, 2008, 4:00 PM ET AUSTIN, Texas -- Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson failed a sobriety test while operating a 30-foot boat, then resisted arrest before being hit with pepper spray and dragged ashore by officers. Benson faces charges of boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest after the incident Saturday night on Lake Travis, Travis County Sheriff's Department spokesman Roger Wade said. Both charges are misdemeanors. Benson was released from jail early Sunday on a $14,500 bond. A call to Benson's agent was not immediately...
  • Official NFL Week Six Live Thread

    10/14/2007 8:36:43 AM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 288 replies · 340+ views
    NFL WEEK SIX LIVE THREAD October 14 1:00PM ET - CBS @ @ @ @ 1:00PM ET - FOX @ @ @ @ 4:05PM ET - FOX @ 4:15PM ET - CBS @ @ 8:15PM ET - NBC @ October 15 8:30PM ET - ESPN @ BYE
  • Official NFL Week Five Live Thread

    10/07/2007 8:05:45 AM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 378 replies · 2,939+ views
    NFL WEEK FIVE LIVE THREAD October 7 1:00PM ET - CBS @ @ @ @ 1:00PM ET - FOX @ @ @ @ @ 4:05PM ET - FOX @ 4:15PM ET - CBS @ @ 8:15PM ET - NBC @ October 8 8:30PM ET - ESPN @ BYE
  • Official NFL Week Two Live Thread

    09/16/2007 9:26:39 AM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 491 replies · 2,020+ views
    NFL WEEK TWO LIVE THREAD September 16 1:00PM ET - FOX @ @ @ @ 1:00PM ET - CBS @ @ @ @ 4:05PM ET - FOX @ @ @ 4:15PM ET - CBS @ @ @ 8:15PM ET - NBC @ September 17 8:30PM ET - ESPN @
  • The Official 2007 NFL Week One Live Thread

    09/06/2007 2:43:24 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 483 replies · 3,606+ views
    NFL WEEK ONE LIVE THREAD September 6th 8:30PM EST - NBC @ September 9th 1:00PM EST - CBS @ @ @ @ @ @ 1:00PM EST - FOX @ @ @ 4:15PM EST - FOX @ @ @ 8:15PM EST - NBC @ September 10th 7:00PM EST - ESPN @ 10:15PM EST - ESPN @
  • RJ's Famous NFL Picks, Week One

    09/04/2007 11:02:39 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 47 replies · 2,228+ views
    BlogCritics ^ | September 5th, 2007 | RJ Elliott
    Atlanta (7-9) at Minnesota (6-10) - 1:00 PM The Falcons missed the playoffs last year by losing their final three games. And now they've lost noted animal-lover and PETA spokesman Michael Vick for 12 to 60 months due to a self-inflicted injury. Vick will be replaced at QB by the lovable Joey Harrington, who won't throw for many touchdowns, but he won't be flipping off the home crowd/spreading herpes/killing dogs with his bare hands, either. The Falcons are going to need their defense to overachieve and RB Warrick Dunn to rush for 1,500+ yards just to avoid losing double-digit games...
  • “Do not post to me”

    08/28/2007 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 3,059 replies · 26,248+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/28/07 | Admin Moderator
    We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this. 1. It's impossible for us to enforce.2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.4. Thick skin helps.5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply. Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps. Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would...
  • Briggs charged with misdemeanor after leaving scene of accident

    08/27/2007 10:18:37 PM PDT · by Westlander · 12 replies · 308+ views
    AP ^ | August 27, 2007 | ANDREW SELIGMAN
    Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after crashing his Lamborghini and abandoning it alongside an expressway on the city's North Side, Illinois State Police said. After meeting with police Monday afternoon, Briggs was also cited for failure to give immediate notice of an accident and improper lane usage, said Master Sgt. Luis Gutierrez.
  • Perdogg's Perilous Pigskin Predictions - NFL 2007

    08/19/2007 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies · 1,060+ views
    08.19.07 | Perdogg
    American Football Conference East W L T Pct New England (1) 12 4 0 .750 New York 8 8 0 .500 Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 Miami 7 9 0 .438 North W L T Pct Baltimore (3) 12 4 0 .750 Cincinnati 8 8 0 .500 Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 South W L T Pct Indianapolis (4) 10 6 0 .750 Houston (6) 9 7 0 .563 Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 Jacksonville 7 9 0 .438 West W L T Pct San Diego (2) 12 4 0 .750 Denver (5) 10...
  • Giants, Jets Secure Funds For New Stadium

    08/16/2007 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies · 286+ views
    Open-Air Facility At Meadowlands Set For 2010 Opening (CBS/AP) NEWARK -- The New York Giants and Jets closed deals Thursday for $1.3 billion in financing for a new stadium the NFL clubs are teaming to build. "This represents another step forward in the completion of this exciting project," said Alice McGillion, a spokeswoman for New Meadowlands Stadium Corp. Each team completed separate $650 million financing deals. CitiCorp is financing the Jets' portion, while investment banks Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers are financing the Giants' deal. The teams got financing help earlier this year when NFL owners approved $300 million in...
  • America Supports You: Gridiron Greats Visit Troops in Iraq

    04/19/2007 10:05:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 415+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 19, 2007 – To increase troops' morale, three National Football League players, weighing in at a combined 662 pounds, set aside their football gear for a trip to Iraq to visit with Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers April 16. Army Pfc. Nigel Norvell, with Company A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, poses for a photograph with, left to right, Israel Idonije, a defensive end with the Chicago Bears, Nick Harper, a cornerback with the Indianapolis Colts, and Chris Harris, a safety with the Chicago Bears, during the football players' visit to Baghdad, April 16, 2007. U.S....
  • Mr. Briggs goes to Washington? Nope (Bears reject 'Skins offer)

    04/03/2007 8:46:29 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 3 replies · 249+ views
    The Chicago Tribune Online ^ | 3 April 2007 | John Mullin
    Disgruntled linebacker Lance Briggs will not be moving from the Bears to the Washington Redskins, at least not in the immediate future, because the Bears rejected the Redskins' offer to send their No. 6 overall pick of the NFL draft to the Bears in exchange for Briggs and the 31st pick, a team official said Tuesday. Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has talked with Redskins officials, who said Monday night their offer of the swapped draft choices was final.
  • Sports, religion strange bedfellows (CHICAGO SPORTS "JOURNALIST" LAYS INTO INDY COACH TONY DUNGY)

    02/11/2007 7:48:24 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 86 replies · 2,335+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 11, 2007 | RICK TELANDER Sun-Times Columnist
    Everybody thinks Indianapolis Colts coach and Super Bowl XLI champion Tony Dungy is a great guy. Including me. His calm, considerate approach to the violent game of football is a refreshing departure from the manic, brutal skill set of so many other coaches. Yet there is a part of Dungy's philosophy that troubles me -- and, I believe, many others -- and that is his insistence upon making proper coaching not just a matter of good heart but of religious zeal, even dogma. God, he said, was responsible for the Colts' 29-17 victory against the Bears. Indeed, in the relatively...
  • The Official Super Bowl XLI Live Thread

    02/04/2007 8:01:52 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 2,476 replies · 60,950+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS CHICAGO BEARS Sunday February 4, 2007 At Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FL 6:25PM ET TV Network: CBS
  • The OFFICIAL Superbowl Commercial Thread

    02/04/2007 3:00:33 PM PST · by blu · 149 replies · 5,325+ views
    I have neither started nor maintained a thread for football commercials in the past...
  • Racism appears where admiration should reside

    02/03/2007 11:42:21 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 48 replies · 988+ views
    Daily Oklahoman - Electronic edition ^ | 2/3/07 | Carrie Coppernoll
    Watching the NFL playoff games, I heard the announcer discussing the possibility of the first black coach going to the Super Bowl. A black coach has never made it to the Super Bowl. Really? I was surprised. Surely someone had done that, I thought, but no, no one had. Race will always matter whether we want it to or not. Milestones like this will be noticed less and less, though, as we become a more accepting place for people of all colors. I asked NewsOK users if it is significant that two black coaches - Lovie Smith of the Bears...
  • The UN-Official Friday Silliness Thread (Salute to SuperBowl Sunday)

    02/02/2007 7:30:23 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 147 replies · 3,219+ views ^ | 2/2/07 | standing in for Sully777
    Since Sully is late today...I took the honors of starting this thing off... Da Bears VS. The Colts
  • Illinois Soldiers Follow 'Da Bears' to Big Game in Miami

    02/01/2007 4:26:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 241+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Glenn Chrisman, USA
    LOGISTICS SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Iraq, Feb. 1, 2007 – Many soldiers from the 1744th Transportation Company weren't alive the last time the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl, in 1986. Soldiers from the 1744th Transportation Company celebrate as Chicago Bear Bernard Berrian catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Rex Grossman in the Chicago Bears’ victory over the New Orleans Saints in the National Football Conference Championship game, Jan. 21. Pictured are: Spc Daniel Barsi (front left raising his fist in the air), Staff Sgt. Joseph Geymayel (back left), Spc. Kyle Hollingsworth (in the doorway), Spc. Annette Uriostegui (back right),...
  • Bears were not bores in 1985

    02/01/2007 11:23:25 AM PST · by JZelle · 18 replies · 488+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-1-07 | Dan Daly
    MIAMI. -- Even if they win this Super Bowl, the '06 Chicago Bears will never measure up to the '85 Bears -- and don't they know it. I'm not talking about on-field accomplishments; I'm talking about off-field escapades. I'm not talking about the number of future Hall of Famers on the roster; I'm talking about number of Absolute Wild Men on the roster. In those two departments, the '85 Bears would whip the current edition about 73-0. The game would be over before Prince cleared his throat. The club Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo have assembled is as...
  • Bears fans lacked class during visit by Saints (Whine Alert)

    01/25/2007 12:47:41 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 50 replies · 2,223+ views
    Mercury News ^ | January 24, 2007 | John Ryan
    In most NFL observers' minds, the Eagles and Raiders vie for supremacy atop the list of knucklehead fans. So it is with irony that we note the behavior of Chicago Bears die-hards. Remember when Hurricane Katrina hit? The Saints played their next exhibition game in Oakland, and emotion -- and donations -- flowed. Yeah. Not so much in Chicago. The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald talked with several Saints fans about their experiences at the NFC championship, which included: • Signs reading ``Bears Finish What Katrina Started'' and ``Ride your boat back to New Orleans, Katrina victims.'' (The newspaper has a...
  • Super comeback: Colts stun Patriots (Indianapolis 38, New England 34)

    01/21/2007 7:25:56 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 274 replies · 5,565+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 21 Jan 07 | Colts
    Indianapolis 38, New England 34

    01/18/2007 11:37:43 AM PST · by SAR_Bill · 94 replies · 5,809+ views
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | 1/18/07 | SAR_Bill
    Michael Vick is embroiled in a scandal after airline screeners have seized a water bottle the superstar quarterback tried to get through security checkpoints. One problem, it wasn't just a water bottle. There was a "concealed compartment" in the bottle that contained a small amount of pot. Vick was said to be, "reluctant to turn over his water bottle during the screening process" but eventually did. TSA officials are aware of a new tactic by drug handlers, creating a hidden compartment in Aquafina bottles like Vick had so they investigated further.
  • It's an I-65 Super Bowl !!!!!! Indy/Chicago

    01/21/2007 7:58:53 PM PST · by Kimmers · 114 replies · 2,394+ views
    GO COLTS !!!!!!! Jim Irsay and Coach Dungy gave the glory to God !!!!!
  • Colts 38, Patriots 34 (2 African American Coaches in Super Bowl)

    01/21/2007 7:33:23 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 151 replies · 3,879+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And yes - finally - Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip, too. Football's most prolific quarterback put on a show for the ages Sunday, rallying the Indianapolis Colts from 18 points down and driving them 80 yards for the winning score in a wildly entertaining 38-34 victory over the New England Patriots.

    01/21/2007 8:02:08 PM PST · by supremedoctrine · 50 replies · 2,857+ views
    Balmoral Park Harness track | 1-21-07 | Self
    I was just watching live running of the 11th race at Balmoral, having made an online bet, waiting patiently, minute after minute, then seeing nothing but a black screen and then an uncertainly transmitted voice of the announcer, saying "we are in total darkness. This race is cancelled/ there will be a total refund of all bets" No doubt his voice was being transmitted courtesy of a generator. ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE POWER OUTAGE IN CHICAGO?
  • Miami bound Bears rout Saints in second half to reach Super Bowl

    01/21/2007 5:16:44 PM PST · by burzum · 36 replies · 982+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 21 January 2007
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Relax, Chicago. Rex Grossman and Da Bears are indeed good enough for this Super Bowl, and they've already made it a historic one. Few teams with such an impressive record have been as questioned, even maligned as the Bears. Yet after romping past the New Orleans Saints 39-14 on Sunday, they are headed to their first NFL title game since the 1985 team overwhelmed the league and shuffled in under Mike Ditka and Jim McMahon. This time, Lovie Smith will lead them there, the first black head coach to make it to the title game in its...
  • Why the Bears Have Their Fans Totally On Edge

    01/14/2007 1:46:02 PM PST · by quidnunc · 22 replies · 505+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 12, 2007 | Andrew Buchanan
    These days, the psyche of the Chicago Bears fan is a tortured one to be sure. In a season of cruel contradictions, this team--13-3, division champs, top seed in the National Football Conference--has brought fans moments of utter joy and amazement, followed shortly by disbelief and horror. It's as if we've spent the fall watching an incredibly beautiful, uplifting movie that's been spliced with clips from a slasher flick. You're staring in wide-eyed wonder, smiling and cheering, when suddenly Freddy Krueger jumps out from behind a pillar. -snip- … After almost universal optimism early on, fans have spent the second...
  • Chicago Bears Favored for Third Road Game Win in a Row

    11/22/2006 11:22:14 AM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 36 replies · 805+ views
    Online Casino Crawler ^ | November 22, 2006 | Online Casino Crawler
    The early Las Vegas consensus favors The Chicago Bears (9-1) in their match up against the New England Patriots (7-3) by 3 points -- a mere field goal. But I think the Nov. 26 game may be even closer than that. Last Sunday, the Bears demonstrated they are the premier team of the NFC with the 10-0 win at the Meadowlands, vs. the ridiculous New York Jets. Despite getting just 121 passing yards from Quarterback Rex Grossman, they prevailed. But they must play much better offensively this week in their third road game in a row. I don't know if...

    10/16/2006 6:40:02 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 26 replies · 568+ views
    MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!!! The indomitable Bears visit the up-and-coming Cardinals! May the best team win!

    10/15/2006 8:39:26 AM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 443 replies · 3,091+ views
    THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE - WEEK 6 Sunday, Oct. 15 Buffalo at Detroit 1:00 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 1:00 p.m. Houston at Dallas 1:00 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans 1:00 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis 1:00 p.m. Tennessee at Washington 1:00 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh 4:15 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets 4:15 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Denver 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 Chicago at Arizona 8:30 p.m. Open date: Cleveland, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England
  • Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys Are Favorite Teams Among U.S. Adults

    09/27/2006 7:56:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 113 replies · 1,554+ views
    Harris Poll ^ | September 26, 2006
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2006 Super Bowl Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, are ranked as the No. 1 favorite National Football League (NFL) team among U.S. adults who follow pro football. Though the Steelers were in the top five last year, this is their first time at the top of this list since tracking began on this topic in 1998. The Dallas Cowboys remain at No. 2, a position they have held since 2004. Rounding out the top five are the Indianapolis Colts (No. 3, moving up five percentage points from last year's ranking), the Green Bay Packers...
  • Bear takes in dinner and a show in Nev.

    08/07/2006 8:35:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 452+ views
    AP on RedOrbit ^ | 8/7/06 | AP
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - A bear with better taste than his, or her cousins, dined last week on salmon, tri-tip and cherry ice cream - all in the deserted food court at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor. The choices of surf and turf - and the bard - were more discriminating than the bear that settled last month for cold pizza and an even colder beer it found in a convertible near the south shore casino area. The foray also was more successful than the bear that wandered into a delivery area last week at MontBleu Casino...
  • Pirates, Bears kick off conference finals tonight

    05/17/2006 3:58:35 PM PDT · by airborne · 18 replies · 184+ views
    AHL..COM ^ | 5/17/06 | AHL.COM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … Twenty-three down, four to go. A quartet of teams remains in the hunt for the 2006 Calder Cup championship after the division finals concluded on Tuesday night. The Pirates will take on the East Division’s Hershey Bears for the Richard F. Canning Trophy, which is awarded to the Eastern Conference representative in the Calder Cup Finals. The Bears are coming off sweeps of Norfolk and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and are drawing comparisons to the Hershey club that went a perfect 12-0 during the 1988 postseason. The Bears are in the conference finals for the fourth time in the last...
  • **** Official Friday Silliness Thread ****

    01/06/2006 5:49:22 AM PST · by BJClinton · 901 replies · 13,255+ views
    Free Republic isn't free ^ | 01/06/2006 | It's Arthur
    Cool, the first OFST of the new year. My only standing resolution was to make no more resolutions and I've already broken it. *shrugs*
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ December 28, 2005

    12/27/2005 7:55:54 PM PST · by Spotsy · 781 replies · 4,771+ views
    Guest Chef Spotsybelle
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! Welcome Troops, Veterans, Military Families, Allies, and FRiends! This is the final 2005 edition of Pancakes. Not to worry! The Canteen will be serving up plenty of Pancakes in the new year. Be sure to join us for new chefs with fresh and exciting recipes. No waffles Tomkow! Born on this Day 1856 Woodrow Wilson, U.S. President (1913-21). Woodrow Wilson, nicknamed the "schoolmaster in politics," is chiefly remembered for his...
  • Fans to be searched at Bears game Sunday

    12/14/2005 11:29:10 AM PST · by JZelle · 13 replies · 532+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-14-05 | UPI
    Fans at Sunday's Chicago Bears game will be searched for prohibited items as the team complies with new NFL rules to guard against terrorism. The National Football League started the pat-down rule this year but a conflict between the team and the Chicago Park District, which owns Soldier Field, has delayed the searches. The Chicago Sun-Times said the Bears are the last team in the NFL to start searching fans. Among the items banned are weapons, alcohol, balloons, beach balls and umbrellas. Male and female security guards will conduct the frisk searches on same sex fans. Those who refuse the...
  • Cleveland Browns 20, Chicago Bears 10

    10/09/2005 2:04:29 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies · 443+ views
    Yahooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! Sports ^ | October 9, 2005 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- In a matter of seconds, Trent Dilfer passed a career milestone and turned another dull Sunday into a rare, exciting home win for the Cleveland Browns. Dilfer connected with wide receiver Antonio Bryant for two touchdowns in a 38-second span late in the fourth quarter as Cleveland rallied to a 20-10 victory over the sputtering Chicago Bears. With the Browns (2-2) trailing 10-6, Dilfer, making his 100th career start, hit Bryant for a 33-yard TD with 3:02 left. The scoring strike was also the 33-year-old Dilfer's 100th career TD pass, and five plays later, he got No....
  • The 1985 Chicago Bears - 20th Anniversary

    08/27/2005 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies · 923+ views ^ | 08/27/2005 |
    The 1985 Chicago Bears made an impact on the NFL and the world overall like no other pro football team had before, or has since. This is well documented and celebrated. ESPN even selected this team as the best single team in the history of the league. This fall will mark the 20th anniversary of that great group of players and coaches. This year the team has incorporated to "provide economic opportunities" for its players during the celebration. Undoubtedly the Bears organization and its paid professional web developers will create some snazzy content on their site for the anniversary....
  • Ditka tackles ban on smoking; Proposal's foes bring in Da Coach - Chicago, IL

    07/13/2005 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Garnet Dawn · 28 replies · 941+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2005 | Delroy Alexander
    Ditka tackles ban on smoking - Proposal's foes bring in Da CoachBy Delroy Alexander Tribune staff reporter Published July 13, 2005Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka on Tuesday became the public face of the opposition to a sweeping new measure that would ban smoking inside almost all public places in Chicago, from bars and restaurants to train platforms....
  • Former Bears coach Mike Ditka robbed

    05/04/2005 1:53:38 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 50 replies · 1,462+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | May 4, 2005 | ABC 7 Chicago
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka robbed May 4, 2005 — Chicago police are looking for the person who stole a big chunk of money from former Bears coach Mike Ditka. Police say someone took $30,000 in cash from a black bag inside Ditka's condo in the city. He and his wife had been out of town since November. They returned home Monday to find that the money was gone.