Before Estaifan Shilaita was a cab driver in Chicago, he was Iraq's national boxing champion, reigning in the ring from 1968 to 1976. He tells Worldview what it was like to box before Saddam Hussein came to power.
Fresh-faced rookies are scheduled to report Halas Hall Friday for mini-camp. Many presume rookies spend that time practicing, running drills, watching film and memorizing the Bears playbook—and there will plenty of that to be sure.
Despite being one of the NFL's founding teams, the Bears new general manager, Phil Emery, is just the fifth man in franchise history to hold the position. The Michigan native’s ascent to Halas Hall was a three-decade climb through the college and pro systems.