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If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bears
If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bears ›
By Otis Wilson, By Chet Coppock

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629374086

Estimated Release Date Sep 2017

Led by stars like Walter Payton, Jim McMahon, Mike Singletary, William "Refrigerator" Perry, head coach Mike Ditka, and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, the Chicago Bears in the 1980s were an NFL powerhouse. As anyone who's seen "The Super Bowl Shuffle" surely knows, they were also an unforgettable group of characters. Otis Wilson, the Bears starting outside linebacker, was right in the center of the action, and in this book, Wilson provides a closer look at the great moments and personalities that made this era legendary. Readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of triumph and defeat. Be a fly on the wall as Wilson recounts stories from those days in Chicago, including the 1985 Super Bowl-winning season. If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bears will make fans a part of the team's storied history.
Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway
Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway (4 Formats) ›
By Doug Buffone, With Chet Coppock, Foreword by Dan Hampton
Cloth Price 25.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629371672

Published Sep 2015

A beloved Bear's tales of the epic highs and frustrating lows of the team over the last half century In Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway, author and former Bear Doug Buffone provides a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the franchise's storied history. Beginning in 1966, when Buffone was selected in the fourth round by the Bears, the book details his early playing days under legendary Coach George Halas all the way through the start of the new era of the franchise with John Fox. He takes readers through the exhilaration of being teammates with the legendary Gale Sayers, as well as the heartrending experience of losing teammate Brian Piccolo to cancer, which would go on to inspire the award-winning movie Brian's Song. Before retiring as the last Bear to have played under Halas in 1980, Buffone also had the pleasure of sharing the locker room with the next superstar Bears running back, Walter Payton, helping lay the groundwork that would lead to the unforgettable 1985 Super Bowl champion squad. Luckily, even after his playing days, Buffone never strayed far from the Bears organization, covering the team on television and radio for more than three decades. From the greatness of Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Brian Urlacher, and Matt Forte to the debacles of Rashaan Salaam, Dave McGinnis, and Mark Trestman, Buffone has seen it all, and this book gives fans a taste of what it's like to be a part of the Bears storied history.
The '85 Bears
The '85 Bears (4 Formats) ›
By Mike Ditka, By Rick Telander
PDF Price 12.99

PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper and CD

ISBN 9781633193239

Published Sep 2015

The ultimate record of a great franchise's greatest season as told by none other than Da Coach himself  In Ditka's own words, this 30th anniversary volume of The '85 Bears is packed with special features that make it the ultimate must-have treasure for every Bears fan. This updated edition features the authors' reflections on the incredible championship season as well as recaps and statistics for every regular- and post-season game bring the entire 1985 campaign to life. Interviews with fan favorites—from the Fridge to Buddy Ryan—as well as special commentary from Gary Fencik offer extra insight into the team's Super Bowl run. Capping off a truly memorable volume is a bonus audio CD that features an exclusive interview with Mike Ditka, providing even more memories from a truly golden era of Chicago football.
We Are the Bears!
We Are the Bears! (4 Formats) ›
By Richard Whittingham, Foreword by Mike Singletary, Introduction by John Mullin
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629370088

Published Sep 2014

Featuring exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, Richard Whittingham’s We Are the Bears is the definitive story of this classic NFL franchise, told by the men who built it. This oral history of the team, which features numerous legends—including Mike Singletary, Mike Ditka, Gayle Sayers, Dan Hampton, and many others—will delight fans of all ages.
100 Things Bears Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Bears Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Kent McDill, Foreword by Jeff Joniak
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600784125

Published Oct 2013

Revealing the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Bears football, this book has pep talks, records, and Bears lore scattered throughout the pages. The Bears’ longtime rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, little-known facts about many of the Bears’ record 27 Hall of Famers, and profiles of unforgettable Bears personalities such as Ditka, Payton, Jim McMahon, Brian Urlacher, Jay Cutler, and others are all included. Die-hard fans who know all the words to the “Super Bowl Shuffle” and new supporters alike will find everything Bears boosters should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
Walter & Me
Walter & Me (3 Formats) ›
By Eddie Payton, By Paul T. Brown, By Craig Wiley
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600787638

Published Sep 2012

Widely regarded as one of the best football players to ever tie on a pair of cleats, Walter Payton led a fascinating and ultimately tragic life. Told in the voices of those who knew him best, this biography of the Chicago Bears legendary running back tells the inspiring account of the reward of hard work and is an uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit. It is a story of inspiration, redemption, and the deep passion two brothers felt for the sport of football. More than a decade after the untimely death of Walter Payton, his older brother recalls the moments they shared and the continuing sting of the loss of a legend. This glimpse into Payton’s life doesn’t sugarcoat the issues or glorify the late superstar, but rather it addresses the subjects of suicide, drug abuse, and infidelity head-on with intimate knowledge of the facts. In this candid take, Walter’s older brother discloses the true life of man simply known as "Sweetness."
Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime
Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime (4 Formats) ›
By Chet Coppock, Foreword by Mark Giangreco
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600782695

Published Sep 2009

Flamboyant. Pioneering. Opinionated. These words and dozens more have been used over the years to describe Chet Coppock, a true Chicago sports legend. Now, after decades of talking sports in every corner of the city with everyone from Hall of Famers to average fans, Coppock has written the ultimate guide to the most famous-and infamous-people, places, and moments in Chicago sports history. Fat Guys Shouldn't be Dancin' at Halftime is a one-of-a-kind guide through the wild and wacky world of Chicago sports. Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the city's biggest stars from a man who's seen them all come and go—they'll also be directed to some off-the-beaten-path attractions that every true sports fan should visit.
Bear With Me
Bear With Me (4 Formats) ›
By Patrick McCaskey, By Mike Sandrolini
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600781285

Published Jul 2009

In Bear With Me, George “Papa Bear” Halas' grandson, Patrick McCaskey, tells this and many other stories about his famous grandfather from a fresh and personal family perspective. Inviting readers to share and reminisce not only about George Halas, the founding of the NFL, and the history of the Chicago Bears, this collection is also about what it was like growing up in the family that founded and owns one of the most valuable franchises in all of professional sports.
Sayers
Sayers (4 Formats) ›
By Gale Sayers, By Fred Mitchell, Foreword by Dick Butkus
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572439955

Published Oct 2007

Four decades ago, Gale Sayers allowed his remarkable running ability on the football field to speak for him. Today, Sayers has a powerful and poignant message to pass along not only to athletes but to everyone, and it's a message straight from his heart. Sayers, who grew up in modest surroundings in Omaha, Neb., is the son of a car polisher and mechanic. After fielding 75 college scholarship offers, he selected Kansas, where he became an All-American halfback before being selected in the first round of the 1965 draft by the Bears. Later, he became the youngest man ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, at age 34. A knee injury in 1968 cut short his spectacular career, which included an NFL record 6-touchdown effort against the San Francisco 49ers. The story of Sayers' friendship with former Bears teammate Brian Piccolo was immortalized in the 1971 made-for-TV movie "Brian's Song," which starred James Caan as Piccolo and Billy Dee Williams as Sayers. The loss of Brian helped Sayers put his life in proper perspective. He later realized his serious knee injury was just a minor blip on the screen when it comes to life and death matters. Since leaving pro football, his enduring message to young athletes is to respect the game, give back to the community and prepare for the future. Those are words he has lived by his entire life, and they make Sayers: My Life and Times one of the most compelling sports memoirs to come along in recent years.
Bears Roar
Bears Roar ›
By Chicago Tribune
Price 12.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781600780011

Published Apr 2007

Here are 22 exclusive profiles and dramatic color photos of the players and coaches who have made the 2006 Chicago Bears something special to watch.
Super Bears
Super Bears ›
Edited by

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781600780325

Published Apr 2007

Relive the incredible run to Super Bowl XLI that culminated in a 29-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Chicago Tribune captured the emotion and thrill of the Bears' first appearance in a Super Bowl since 1985 through hundreds of vibrant photos and stories from the unforgettable season couldn't come from any source closer to the action!
Bears Essential
Bears Essential (4 Formats) ›
By David Claerbaut, Foreword by Dan Jiggetts
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572438439

Published Sep 2006

A one-stop record containing everything Bears fans want to know about their favorite football team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.
The Rise & Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History
The Rise & Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History (4 Formats) ›
By John Mullin, Foreword by John Madden
Cloth Price 22.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572437906

Published Sep 2005

This book is the story of one of the greatest football teams in the history of the NFL: the '85 Bears. They were, for a brief, magical moment, a band of eccentrics who went from nobodies to rock stars and cult figures—they took America on a wild ride in the middle of one of the wildest times in history. The Rise and Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History reveals all the stories from that year, like how Walter Payton ended up hiding in a storage closet and why the team collapsed under the weight of its own greatness.
Da Coach
Da Coach (3 Formats) ›
By Rich Wolfe
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572434394

Published Sep 2000

Capturing the tough, no-holds-barred stories told by Mike Ditka's drinking buddies, combative players, loyal teammates, friends, and fans, this unique tell-all shows “Da Coach” through the eyes of the people closest to him. Raucous and amusing, this biography proves that Ditka's no-nonsense attitude and give-'em-hell demeanor on the playing field was certainly no act. Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, and Walt Garrison remember going shoulder to shoulder on the gridiron with the monster of the midway himself. Jim McMahon, Mike Singletary, and Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson share incredible stories of Ditka's intense sideline strategizing, skirmishes, and scuffles. Tom Landry, Dave McGinnis, and Bob Costas recount Ditka's early years as a renegade roughhouser, and his incredible success as the man in charge of the World Champion Chicago Bears. Da Coach celebrates the life and colorful times of a true sports original who has it all—guts, glory, and personality to spare.