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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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College sports

  • Notre Dame set to face Syracuse

    Notre Dame set to face Syracuse

    Notre Dame has lost four of its last five, including three of four this season. The Irish will try to avoid their worst start since 2007, when they were 0-5, Saturday when they face Syracuse. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly’s teams have won at least eight games in each of his first six seasons. Quarterback...

  • As Brian Kelly turns up volume, things might get noisy if Irish keep losing

    As Brian Kelly turns up volume, things might get noisy if Irish keep losing

    Sorry, Brian Kelly, but screaming until you are red in the face is no way to wake up the echoes at Notre Dame. Coach smarter, not louder. Focus on sharper execution, not elocution. Increase the victories, not necessarily the volume. At 1-3 and coming off its biggest upset loss in two decades, Notre...

  • Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6

    Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6

    Jake Browning threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns, Myles Gaskin added 100 yards and two scores, and No. 10 Washington was dominant on both sides, overwhelming No. 7 Stanford 44-6 on Friday night. After months of hype that Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) was on the verge of a breakout, the Huskies...

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  • Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

    Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

    It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year in Santa Clara, California. Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay...

  • How do NFL players get over losses? With less help from coaches than you might think

    How do NFL players get over losses? With less help from coaches than you might think

    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. One thing we love about talking to former Bear Alex Brown is he always brings it. Even now, with the team 0-3 (and...

  • 'Pitch' Episode 2 reality check: Fictional Padres look like real-life Cubs

    'Pitch' Episode 2 reality check: Fictional Padres look like real-life Cubs

    Fox's freshman drama "Pitch" gives us Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), a 23-year-old who becomes the first woman to pitch in majors when she starts for the San Diego Padres. To see how close the show comes to reality, RedEye takes highlights and categorizes them as: Nailed it, Close enough or Total...

  • Chicago man locks horns with bull in Spain to rescue friend

    Chicago man locks horns with bull in Spain to rescue friend

    Editor's note: Chicago native Bill Hillmann attempted to complete 101 encierros, or bull runs, this summer in Spain. This is the last in a series of updates on his journey he shared exclusively with RedEye. Please note that one photo below contains mildly graphic content. In mid-August, I headed...

  • Chicago college football bar guide

    Chicago college football bar guide

    Where to watch, eat and drink all season long.

  • Cubs fans hope to 'break the curse' with tribute song

    Cubs fans hope to 'break the curse' with tribute song

    Cubs fans know and love the song "Go Cubs Go." Is there room in their hearts for "Let's Go Let's Do It"? Three Cubs fans who are also musicians are trying to get some play at Wrigley Field for their tribute song. For now, they'll be happy with performing it live for the first time at the Cubby...

  • Don't give up hope on another UFC fight for CM Punk

    Don't give up hope on another UFC fight for CM Punk

    CM Punk's mixed-martial arts debut earlier this month left many people, including UFC president Dana White, doubting whether the former WWE wrestler could hack it when the fighting is real. Mickey Gall submitted the 37-year-old just 2 minutes into the bout. Punk said his MMA journey is incomplete,...

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