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Packers vs. Bears on a cold and rainy Halloween….

Oct 31, 2015 No Comments by

by Eric Cappel It was Halloween, Monday, October 31, 1994. It was indeed scary at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but not because of ghosts, ghouls, or even the football game between longtime bitter rivals Green Bay and Chicago that was to take place. It was the weather, which explains the rough condition of the ticket stub […]

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Packers vs. Bears on a cold and rainy Halloween….

Oct 31, 2013 2 Comments by

by Eric Cappel It was Halloween, Monday, October 31, 1994. It was indeed scary at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but not because of ghosts, ghouls, or even the football game between longtime bitter rivals Green Bay and Chicago that was to take place. It was the weather, which explains the rough condition of the ticket stub […]

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Giants – Bears (The Ring of Honor Game)

Jul 04, 2013 1 Comment

I don’t know if it was the NFL record or not, but watching Jay Cutler get bounced around like a pinball was pretty much as much fun as you can have as a Giants football fan. True, nobody wants to see a guy leave with a concussion (we could practically see the stars spinning around […]

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Bridgeport Bluefish vs. Newark Bears

Feb 26, 2012 No Comments

by Donald M. This was the year the Newark Bears won the Atlantic League Championship, and we took the ride up to Bridgeport one night for a game. If you’ve read any of the minor league baseball stuff on this site you know by now that I think it’s the best value in sports, and […]

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Chicago Cardinals Old School NFL

Jan 22, 2016 No Comments

The Chicago Cardinals Old School NFL by Brule Laker The Chicago Cardinals always lagged in popularity behind the Bears. For most of their existence, they played at Comiskey Park, the home of the White Sox. As South Siders, we rooted for the usually hapless Cardinals. Less than 16,000 fans turned out on a beautiful late-November […]

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I can read a defense like Peyton Manning (for 1 play at least)

Jan 10, 2016 No Comments

As far as I’m concerned, this was the beginning of the end of the Patriots dynasty. Sure, 2007 saw a freak resurgence due to the Bill Belichick Fantasy Team, but they were not the Super Bowl Patriots we had become accustomed to in New England. But, 2006 was still the Patriots time. Since our last […]

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The Chicago Cardinals Old School NFL

Nov 30, 2013 No Comments

The Chicago Cardinals Old School NFL by Brule Laker The Chicago Cardinals always lagged in popularity behind the Bears. For most of their existence, they played at Comiskey Park, the home of the White Sox. As South Siders, we rooted for the usually hapless Cardinals. Less than 16,000 fans turned out on a beautiful late-November […]

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I can read a defense like Peyton Manning (for 1 play at least)

Jul 07, 2013 1 Comment

As far as I’m concerned, this was the beginning of the end of the Patriots dynasty. Sure, 2007 saw a freak resurgence due to the Bill Belichick Fantasy Team, but they were not the Super Bowl Patriots we had become accustomed to in New England. But, 2006 was still the Patriots time. Since our last […]

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1963 NFL Championship Game

Jan 15, 2012 No Comments

By George Haggis A group that included myself and some of my high school buddies decided to head down to Wrigley Field the day of the 1963 NFL Championship Game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants. We stood in line for a couple of hours in frigid weather (game time temp. was […]

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Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments

by Donald M. As the summer heat bears down on us, I remember the seasons that are to come and the traditions I have come to enjoy. One of these is the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden. The exhibit is held in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, having a half-mile of G-scale […]

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