Walter Payton

Barry Sanders Retired in His Prime, But Why Did He Do It? NFL Barry Sanders Retired in His Prime, But Why Did He Do It? , The League 2:20pm, July 28

One of the strangest occurrences in NFL history is the retirement of Barry Sanders. One of the greatest running backs…

The Jim McMahon Body Slam Defined Bad Rivalry Blood NFL The Jim McMahon Body Slam Defined Bad Rivalry Blood , Staff Writer 5:08pm, July 14

Long before the days of Vontaze Burfict's suspension-ridden career, Myles Garrett's helmet-swinging ways or the Albert Hayneworth face stomp that…

The Bears’ “Super Bowl Shuffle” Is Still Hilariously Catchy NFL The Bears’ “Super Bowl Shuffle” Is Still Hilariously Catchy , Staff Writer 2:54pm, June 15

I'm not sure there's ever been a more popular Super Bowl team than the 1985 Chicago Bears. Under legendary NFL…

Earl Campbell’s Jersey-Ripping Run Made Him “The Human Wrecking Ball” NFL Earl Campbell’s Jersey-Ripping Run Made Him “The Human Wrecking Ball” , Staff Writer 5:49pm, May 6

Before Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders were duking it out on Monday Night Football to determine who was the better…

Jake Fromm Named Semifinalist for Collegiate Man of the Year College Football Jake Fromm Named Semifinalist for Collegiate Man of the Year , Editor 3:08pm, November 13

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten received the 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his contributions…

Ranking 20 Unforgettable Nicknames from Football’s Iconic Past NFL Ranking 20 Unforgettable Nicknames from Football’s Iconic Past , The League 6:14pm, October 25

In sports, one of the best things NFL players can receive is a nickname. Not all football players' nicknames are…

Walter Payton’s Greatness Summed Up in One Incredible Run NFL Walter Payton’s Greatness Summed Up in One Incredible Run , The League 5:50pm, October 18

The pure greatness of running back Walter Payton can't be explained all at once, but he showed how great he…

Walter Payton Died 20 Years Ago, But ‘Sweetness’ Will Live Forever NFL Walter Payton Died 20 Years Ago, But ‘Sweetness’ Will Live Forever , The League 5:25pm, August 22

It's been 20 years since iconic Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton passed away, but the historic man still lives…

Walter Payton, George Halas Finally Get Statues at Chicago’s Soldier Field NFL Walter Payton, George Halas Finally Get Statues at Chicago’s Soldier Field , Senior Writer 6:11pm, August 7

When you think of the Chicago Bears, who comes to mind? Is it head coach Mike Ditka and his vintage…

10 Must-Read Sports Books You Need on Your Shelf National 10 Must-Read Sports Books You Need on Your Shelf , Editor 6:54pm, November 19

While television shows, video games, and pop culture moves deeper into a technological society, there's still nothing that beats a…

Barry Sanders Retired in His Prime, But Why Did He Do It? NFL Barry Sanders Retired in His Prime, But Why Did He Do It? , The League 2:20pm, July 28

One of the strangest occurrences in NFL history is the retirement of Barry Sanders. One of the greatest running backs…