Chicago Bears legend Steve ‘Mongo' McMichael joins WGN Radio's Dave Plier to share an update on his life-changing journey after being diagnosed with ALS… and Steve's close friends Glenn Graham (former GM of The Chicago Slaughter) and Chris Rodgers (former DB of The Chicago Slaughter) share information about an upcoming golf benefit for Steve called ‘Monsters of the […]
In seven seasons, Gale Sayers quickly made his mark as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. His running style revolutionized the league, and he was the youngest player ever voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Reset checks in with longtime Chicago sportswriter Fred Mitchell about the life and legacy of Chicago Bears star, and his friend, Gale Sayers.
Enjoy a rare peek into the team and strategy that allowed Brian Urlacher to be one of the NFL's most marketable players. Hear Brian share a detailed description of some of his most famous, or infamous, brand partnerships, including the Super Bowl Vitamin Water controversy and his partnership with hair replacement giant, Restore. He also offers a glimpse into his post-football life, how he's invested his football millions, and advice he has for the next generation of athletes.
Just before the HOF announcements this week Mike and Jack Silverstein @ReadJack from Windy City Gridiron @WCGridIron got together to talk all things Bears Hall of Fame as well as snubs on all time NFL list and all time Bears lists. Aaron & Mike breakdown the NFL playoff games and get you up to speed on Bears offseason news and more. Brought to you by Tix Blitz www.TixBlitz.com Use the promo code "TAILGATE" to save 5% off your order.
On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate we're joined by: former Dolphins Pro Bowl LT Richmond Webb, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former Steelers Punter Craig Colquitt, Bears Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, former CFL All-Star QB Rickey Foggie and former Pirates and Padres Infield Kurt Bevacqua.
Fred Mitchell, long time columnist and author joins the UTH Podcast. Jonathan and Fred talk about his playing career in college as a place kicker, his journalism career, the many interviews he's conducted in his career. The difference between long form writing and blogging and much more. Fred Mitchell is an award-winning sportswriter and author who spent over 41 years with the Chicago Tribune and is now an adjunct professor of journalism at De Paul University and the community correspondent for the Chicago Blackhawks. Mitchell also was one of the nation’s first prominent small-college place-kicking specialists at Wittenberg University. In 2009, the National Football Foundation named its annual award to honor the best kicker among the 750 non-FBS schools the “Fred Mitchell Award.” (www.fredmitchellaward.com) During the 1960s, Mitchell set the NCAA “College Division” record for career points scored by kicking. Mitchell, who was named to the Lutheran College All-America team in 1968, was inducted into Wittenberg’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 and the American Football Kicking Hall of Fame in 2013. Mitchell played semi-pro football with the Columbus Bucks while teaching English and coaching football and track at Grove City (Ohio) High School. He later played for the Chicago Heights Broncos. In 1999, he was inducted into the American Football Association’s Minor League Football Hall of Fame. A member of Wittenberg's Board of Directors, Mitchell received an honorary doctorate in 2000. The Fred Mitchell Scholarship is awarded annually to the Wittenberg student who combines athletic and journalistic achievement. In 2015, he was presented the Ring Lardner Award by the Chicago Union League Club for outstanding sports journalism. Mitchell has written 11 books, including biographies with Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and Cubs Hall of Famer Billy Williams. He also wrote “Playing Through” with Earl Woods, the late father of PGA champion Tiger Woods. Mitchell received the "Jim Murray Award" as the outstanding sportswriter in 2000 from the American Football Foundation. In 1974, Mitchell presented to Wilson Sporting Goods the idea of kicking nets, which later would become commonplace on the sidelines of NFL, college and high school football games.
The guys are back to preview the Baltimore Ravens' first preseason game of 2018 against the Chicago Bears with Bears Wire managing editor Lorin Cox. Since it's the Hall of Fame Game, Matt and Chibs talk Ray Lewis and what other current players are deserving of a bust in Canton. We also break down the hottest news of the week, which includes the Ravens being oddsmaker's favorite to sign former Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant. It's a packed episode and everything you need to listen to before watching the Ravens beat up the Bears.
On this episode of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Seahawks & Cowboys DB Ken Hamlin, former Royals & Cardinals Closer Mark Littel, former Chargers, Vikings & Giants DB Vencie Glenn, and Bears Hall of Fame LB Mike Singletary. Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins also joins us to go through our 5 Star Picks of the Week.