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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sports Illustrated Cover with Ronnie Bull of the Chicago Bears

Sports Illustrated cover, Ronnie Bull of the Chicago Bears in 1963
From the cover story of the October 14, 1963 issue of Sports Illustrated:
The Chicago Bears are in their 44th year, all of them under the direction of George Halas. They have lacked, from time to time, quarterbacks, pass catchers, punters, receivers and money, but they have never (well, hardly ever) lacked at least one hotshot running back. Even in years when the Bears were a motley bunch of rinks, they could always point to a Red Grange, a Bronko Nagurski, a Ray Nolting or a George McAfee, not to mention a Beattie Feathers, a Paddy Driscoll, a Hugh Gallarneau or a Rick Casares. The tradition continues in the person of Ronnie Bull (see cover), last year's Rookie of the Year and this year's backfield workhorse for Halas' title-contending Bears.

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