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Walter Payton Tribute

Drake Dietrick sent us this film of Walter Payton that he produced. We asked if we could post on the website and this was his response: Oh thank you! I am honored! Go right ahead…Bears fans need to be inspired. I

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Tribute to Tillman

This tribute to Charles “Peanut” Tillman was originally published in September of 2014, a few days after he played his final game for the Chicago Bears. When author Aldo Gandia posted it on twitter, Mr. Tillman wrote back expressing his

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Michelada Recipes

Three things I want you to know: I am Latino Me gusta la cerveza (I LIKE beer) I’ve lived through a hangover or two (thousand) Given that information you would think I had heard of a Michelada. Nope. Clearly, my life

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The People vs O.J. Simpson – A Review

Aldo Gandia will occasionally step away from following football to look at movies and TV shows. When he finds something he thinks you might enjoy, he takes to his keyboard. In his mind, The People vs O.J. Simpson is worthy

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Dave Duerson’s Story

Note: This post originally appeared in November of 2015, before the release of the movie. It has not been updated. On February 17, 2011, Antoinette Sykes received a text from her fiancée Dave Duerson that alarmed her: “My dear Angel, I

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Dick Butkus Did Not Kill Chuck Hughes

No. He did not. Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears did not kill Lions wide receiver Chuck Hughes. But, for many years, I thought that the ferocious middle linebacker of the Chicago Bears, who seemingly hit opposing players with an

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Lagers & Ales – What’s The Difference?

Here at the Barroom our primary focus is football. It’s also our secondary and tertiary focus. But, beer is on our minds as often as it’s in our mouths – and that’s a lot. We occasionally ask Santiago Docksin to

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Beer Commercials – Good Ones & Bad Ones

Beer commercials and the NFL go together like Clay Matthews and hair conditioner – they are inseparable. Problem is the commercials suck. The quality has dipped faster than Christian Ponder’s future as an NFL QB. You youngbloods reading this need to

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Rainbow Shots

You got a bunch of friends over and it’s halftime. Perfect time to do some shots. Thing is I always say, “We gotta get this turnt up the right way.” Keeping it basic ain’t me. That’s why I like to

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Chicago Bears Quarterbacks: Cutler vs Hoyer NSFW

Cutler Hoyer. That’s all Chicago Bears fans are talking about. Benny Slacks, who considers himself our resident Bears Barroom satirist, is talking about it, too. Given the immature nature of his material we caution readers that what follows is usually unsuitable for immature

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