Donhamel

Don Hamel

Bears Contributor

Don Hamel is an aficionado of all things Chicago; music, food, and especially sports. He's been following the Bears since the days of Abe Gibron. Don has borne witness to Stan Mikita being stuffed into a goal at the old Chicago Stadium, Harry Caray when he was still a Sox fan and a Falstaff Man, as well as several great Chicago sports moments that occurred after the advent of color television.

MOST RECENT POSTS

For Dave Duerson, A Moment Of Clarity Reveals A Tragic Truth

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Dave Duerson knew something wasn't right. Now we all do.

2011 NFL Draft: The Calls The Chicago Bears DID Make Look Good

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Will the 2011 Chicago Bears draft be remembered for it's picks? Or will it go down in history as Jerry Angelo's missed call?

NFL Lockout Reinstated, Owners Granted Stay

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Via various tweets and other information that is breaking as of 6 p.m. CDT on Friday, it appears that two of the three judges on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals have granted a temporary stay of...

NFL Draft 2011: Roger Goodell Pleads, Cam Newton Collects, Jerry Angelo Whiffs

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News and notes on the first round of the NFL draft

SB Nation Submits Its Final Mock Draft, As The NFL Draft Begins

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The SB Nation final Draft Picks have been posted here. Check their picks against yours, as the NFL draft finally begins in earnest.

Top Five: Best NFL Draft Years For The Chicago Bears

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The Bears have not had a first or second round pick in the last two drafts. Can they find a game changer like the ones in these top five draft years?

J'Marcus Webb And Anthony Adams Named 2010 Brian Piccolo Award Winners

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The Chicago Bears and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Reserach Fund have named rookie tackle J'Marcus Webb and defensive tackle Anthony Adams the 2010 winners of the Brian Piccolo Award. The award, given...

Forget William And Kate, Jay Cutler Is Engaged To Kristin Cavallari

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The wedding of Willam and Kate is old news. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to marry Kristin Cavallari.

NFL Lockout Lifted By Judge

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U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson today ruled against the NFL, and lifted the owner imposed lockout. The lockout was instituted March 11 by ownership after negotiations broke down in the...

2011 Chicago Bears Schedule; Tea And No Sympathy

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Drew Brees, Michael Vick, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Phillip Rivers, and Josh Freeman are among the best in the NFL, and the Bears will see them all, and Kyle Orton too.

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