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  1. Flashback: NFL's first playoff

    espnW

    On this day in 1932, the NFL held its first championship game. The Chicago Bears, featuring legends Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski, beat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0. Prior to the meeting, the league had determined its annual champion based on the reg...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  2. ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame: Scott Powers' 10 best high school athl...

    Scott Powers

    Getty Images Michael Wilbon says Red Grange should be a lock for the inaugural class. Watch Although Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and others grew up elsewhere before finding their stardom in Chicago, plenty of big-name athletes began their stor...

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  3. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    After some time in the shop, the weekend mailbag is baaaaaaacckkkk. Typing that word reminds me of the way Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced his return from a concussion last season. (I'm baaaaaaacckkkk, he texted to ESPNMilwau...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  4. Flash Points: Franchise-turning events

    Kevin Seifert

    Examining the most crucial event in the history of every team in the division. The most important moment in Green Bay Packers history was nearly scuttled by an unlikely source. Shortly after Vince Lombardi accepted the Packers' job as head coach/g...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  5. Flash Points: Bears' defining moment

    Kevin Seifert

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Bears -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 17. The Chicago Bears have been in the pro football mix since it started in 1920, a fact now c...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  6. Westminster dog show: Can you name the most successful breeds?

    SportsNation

    Who needs the NFL when we've got the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? All right, so perhaps it isn't a perfect replacement for most sports fans, but this show has been going on since long before Red Grange ever picked up a football. Best in Show, th...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  7. Buckeyes follow usual path to victory

    College football is a game of patterns, or at least it is in the cases of No. 9 Ohio State and No. 20 Iowa. In this case, the teams are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Saturday marked the sixth time this season that the Buckeyes have started slow o...

    Blog | November 20, 2010
  8. What do Franco Harris, Red Grange and an astronaut have in common...

    Jamar Hudson

    From the pro game's birth certificate to a key slice of turf from the "Immaculate Reception," there are plenty of hidden treasures in Canton, ESPN.com's Jamar Hudson writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2010
  9. NFL: Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson is among the many coa...

    Jeffri Chadiha

    One of the most fundamental aspects of football since the days when Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski were running wild, proper tackling seems to have regressed as the NFL has evolved in recent years. Jeffri Chadiha identifies some reasons.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  10. NFL: Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson is among the many coa...

    Better Than Ever?

    One of the most fundamental aspects of football since the days when Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski were running wild, proper tackling seems to have regressed as the NFL has evolved in recent years. Jeffri Chadiha identifies some reasons.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  11. The Redskins take ... Aundray Bruce???

    Matt Mosley

    Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley Our friends at Page 2 have come up with the never-seen-before "Mock Draft for the Ages," which allows teams to select from a list of the top college players of all-time. Here's the explanation from ...

    Blog | April 20, 2009
  12. Mock Draft for the Ages: History's greatest football prospects ar...

    Thomas Neumann

    History's greatest football prospects are invited to Page 2's paramount talent lottery.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2009
  13. Big Ten mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Krag from Phoenix writes: Adam, LOVE the blog - I don't know what I'd do to fill the seven month gap without it! I'm curious why I haven't see more written about Etienne Sabino, the true Sophom...

    Blog | March 03, 2009
  14. Sports Guy Bill Simmons rambles toward Week 14

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons weighs in on Plaxico, "Entourage" and the Jonas Brothers before making his Week 14 NFL picks.

    Story | December 05, 2008
  15. Friedman headed to Hall posthumously

    Fritz Pollard, the NFL's first black head coach, is headed for the Hall posthumously.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2005
  16. Grange makes jump to NFL's Bears

    Larry Schwartz

    A day after his last college game at Illinois, Red Grange turns pro, signing to play in the NFL with George Halas' Chicago Bears.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | November 18, 2000