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4 terrible fantasy football team name suggestions for Bears fans 

Fantasy football season is upon us. The annual Dungeons and Dragons-like event for people who didn't get beat up in high school is a perfect way to build friendships (or actively bully casual acquaintances) throughout the 17-week NFL season. There's one thing that doesn’t get all the attention...

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The Night Before a Fantasy Football Championship

'Twas the night before a fantasy football championship and as your running back takes it to the house, You’re checking the waiver wire, anxiously clicking your mouse. The majority of your roster is in need of emergency care, Jamaal Charles and Le'Veon Bell are injured, and the waiver wire is bare....

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  • Silver Football winners Saquon Barkley, J.T. Barrett took time to find home

    Silver Football winners Saquon Barkley, J.T. Barrett took time to find home

    This story begins in February 2014 with two young men trying to find their way, their place. Saquon Barkley is 17, a star running back in eastern Pennsylvania whom some have dubbed "Little Barry Sanders." He has committed to play for Rutgers, and his father always tells him, "Be a man of your word."...

  • Saquon Barkley, J.T. Barrett named winners of Chicago Tribune Silver Football

    Saquon Barkley, J.T. Barrett named winners of Chicago Tribune Silver Football

    Penn State won the Big Ten. Ohio State won a spot in the College Football Playoff. Which program has the winner of the 2016 Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded to the Big Ten's best player? The answer is both. Penn State tailback Saquon Barkley and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett received...

  • Art Briles sues Baylor officials for libel and conspiracy

    Art Briles sues Baylor officials for libel and conspiracy

    Former Baylor football coach Art Briles is suing three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn't report them. The lawsuit also asserts that Baylor officials conspired to keep...

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  • Why any NFL win is a good win and teammates should fight 'like brothers'

    Why any NFL win is a good win and teammates should fight 'like brothers'

    Editor's note: Each week during the NFL season, former Bears defensive lineman Alex Brown shares his football wisdom with RedEye. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.  The Bears (3-9) play at Detroit (8-4) at noon Sunday on CBS. Alex Brown is a bit upset this week. As someone who...

  • Sky's Pondexter pushes for title on court, citywide healing off it

    Sky's Pondexter pushes for title on court, citywide healing off it

    Chicago isn’t short on young men who have become household names in basketball. Walk past any patch of blacktop in the city and you’ll see kids donning jerseys of those who inspire them: Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker, Dwyane Wade and others immediately come to mind. But what about girls who need...

  • All-Star closer Wade Davis important piece for Cubs' World Series defense

    All-Star closer Wade Davis important piece for Cubs' World Series defense

    The Cubs' acquisition of closer Wade Davis likely will be their biggest move of the offseason. But they believe their work is far from complete as they try to add the finishing touches on a well-worked bullpen they plan ride in an attempt at a second consecutive World Series title. "We're not necessarily...

  • Cubs kick off trophy tour at new Mag Mile team store

    Cubs kick off trophy tour at new Mag Mile team store

    The Cubs have opened a team store on Michigan Avenue and it will host a special guest Friday: the World Series trophy. Its stop at the temporary popup shop on the Magnificent Mile marks the start of the team's trophy tour. Fans will be able to take photos with the hardware between noon and 3 p.m....

  • White Sox send Adam Eaton to Nationals for top-rated MLB pitching prospect

    White Sox send Adam Eaton to Nationals for top-rated MLB pitching prospect

    General manager Rick Hahn stressed Wednesday the White Sox rebuilding process will take time, some of it painful, as the club gives up current talent to stock up on prospects. The beginning of that process, however, has been a 30-hour blitz at the winter meetings that has made Hahn the talk of...

  • Reality TV star declares 'I like Chicago' after BF traded to White Sox

    Reality TV star declares 'I like Chicago' after BF traded to White Sox

    That didn't take long. "Don't Be Tardy" star Brielle Biermann declared affinity for Chicago Wednesday, a day after her boyfriend Michael Kopech was traded to the White Sox. "I like Chicago already!!" Biermann tweeted after social media users argued about whether her face is "fake." The debate ensued...

  • Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'

    Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'

    Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said, no, he wasn't in bed with slugger Kyle Schwarber or other Cubs players. He's also not the Zodiac Killer, as purported by a fan sign outside Wrigley Field during the World Series. "I have an alibi," Buck told Conan O'Brien on Tuesday's episode of "Conan." "No,...

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