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  • [Bears mania in Chicago 1986]

    [Bears mania in Chicago 1986]

    News report on the excitement and controversies in Chicago during the lead-up to the 1986 Superbowl.

  • Time Out, episode 140

    Time Out, episode 140

    This tape features a 1984 episode of “Time Out,” a weekly sports program that was hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week’s commentators include Sports Illustrated writer Rick Telander, Chicago Tribune Sports Writer Phil Hersh, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and former NBA star John Mengelt.

  • Atkins #1

    Atkins #1

    B-roll and off-the-cuff talks with legendary Chicago Bears Defensive End, Doug Atkins. Atkins, who lives in Tennessee, goes about his daily routine as a sales representative for the Coors Brewing Company. After visiting a local supermarket, Atkins drives around town in his truck, discussing the 1985 Chicago Bears team, what it’s like to be 55 years old, and his desire to relax out in the country.

  • Atkins #2

    Atkins #2

    An interview with Hall of Fame Defensive End Doug Atkins. Atkins examines the years following his retirement from the NFL, which have been largely comprised of an odyssey of different careers in all parts of the country. Atkins also discusses his short turn as an actor, as well as his time with the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns.

  • Atkins #3

    Atkins #3

    In this part of an interview with famed Defensive End Doug Atkins, more personal stories from his football playing days are discussed, along with examinations of his relationships with his teammates and coaches. He also reflects on his days with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, while reciting a few anecdotes that he posits have been embellished over the years.

  • Atkins #4

    Atkins #4

    In this interview segment with Hall of Fame Defensive End Doug Atkins, Atkins combines stories from his playing days with his views on the current state of the NFL. Atkins also offers his thoughts and opinions on topics such as drug testing in professional sports, the ways in which the game has changed since he’s played, and the 1985 Chicago bears team.

  • Atkins #5

    Atkins #5

    B-roll of the various awards Doug Atkins had won in his time as a professional football player. Atkins tells about how he was the first player to receive the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and discusses the politics of the game.

  • [Once a Star raw: Bill Wade #2]

    [Once a Star raw: Bill Wade #2]

    Interview with former football player Bill Wade, the quarterback for the Bears’ 1963 Championship team. Wade, standing in a suit and tie across from his current place of work, comments on the 1985 Chicago Bears team and offers his thoughts on the philosophy of football, staying in shape, and his time on the Bears. Following the interview are clips from the Bears’ historic 1963 season. Shot for the documentary Once A Star.

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