Lyle Alzado’s Final Game Was Against The Bears

Alzado Meets With Davis, Retires Again : Raiders: Injuries hampered his comeback at age 41, but he showed some flashes of old form.

Lyle Alzado’s comeback ended Tuesday when the 41-year-old defensive end retired after meeting with Raider owner Al Davis.

“I just hope I didn’t let anybody down,” Alzado said. “I didn’t want to disappoint anybody. I just wanted to perform well. The people who were skeptical about it, I wanted them to at least see that I was capable of it.”

Alzado, who was placed on the reserve-retirement list, said he made his decision after an emotional hourlong meeting with Davis Monday night. Alzado said Davis cried during the meeting.

“(Davis) explained to me that he thought I was very capable of playing and that I proved that Friday night (during the Raiders’ 20-3 victory over the Bears in Chicago),” Alzado said. “He said I had a whale of a game, but the fact remains that we have young players we have to develop for the future. With that, he got some tears in his eyes.”

Alzado also said Davis left the door open for his return, promising Alzado that he’d be the first one the Raiders would call to replace an injured player.

Asked if he would consider trying to make another team, Alzado said: “That’s a tough shot. My feelings for Al Davis and the Raiders are a little unusual, obviously. If someone else called me, depending on who it was and the situation, I might consider it. It just depends.”

Alzado spent Tuesday alone, reflecting on his aborted comeback. “I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss any tricks that could have caused this.”

His return was hampered because he missed three weeks of practice after undergoing arthroscopic surgery for torn cartilage in his right knee July 27. How much did the surgery hurt his comeback?

“I don’t really know,” Alzado said. “I don’t really think it would have made that much of a difference because my recovery period was only three weeks. I don’t know how much they would have played me in those other three exhibition games anyway.”

Making his debut against the Bears Friday, Alzado intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter, but the play was nullified because he had jumped offsides. He made no tackles in the game.

Alzado, who was trying to come back after a five-year retirement, thinks he accomplished something.

“I wanted to at least open the door to the minds of people that athletes aren’t through when they’re 30,” Alzado said. “There are athletes who, if they take care of themselves and train the proper way, can play well into their late 30s and early 40s and even their mid-40s. You can be 40 and still be playing, especially in pro football because it’s such a specialized game.”

The other Raiders said they were sorry to see Alzado go.

“Through this whole ordeal, I think there were a lot of people who thought it was a joke and that he wasn’t serious about it,” nose guard Bob Golic said. “But we as players knew otherwise. We saw the type of work he did to get prepared. He wanted to prove something to himself. And no matter what the outcome was, I think he achieved some of his goal.

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Gibsons Steakhouse In Chicago

Found a great reveiw!

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Wow, what a great meal! This is an upscale steak  house, prepare to drop the big bucks for an awesome meal!

For starters we had the shrimp cocktail (top notch) and the bacon wrapped scallops. Those were amazing, it comes with three scallops the size of a fist! I would definitely order those again!

If you order anything here, please try the wedge salad. I love wedge salads and this was as good as it gets. So many fresh toppings and the blue cheese dressing is creamy and not overpowering! I could never finish it!

Everyone in my party had the filet, one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. And last but not least we shared the key lime pie, yum!

Come here for an unforgettable meal, but don’t forget your wallet!

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Chicago Blackhawks Capture Stanley Cup

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On June 9, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks made history, capping an extraordinary season with the storied franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup® championship. Led by dynamic stars including captain Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, the resurgent Blackhawks made the 2009-10 season one for the ages, capturing the imagination, passion and excitement of the entire Windy City. Following Kane’s overtime heroics to win the title, more than 2 million fans lined the streets of Chicago to welcome home hockey’s most coveted prize and celebrate the Blackhawks’ realization of their “One Goal.”

Chicago Bears / Superbowl Shuffle

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This 1985 rap hit recorded by the players of the Chicago Bears known as the “Super Bowl Shuffle” instantly became a mainstream phenomenon. The single sold more than a half-million copies and reached No. 41 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making the Chicago Bears the only American professional team of any sport with a hit single.

The Bears would have a 15-1 record for their 1985 season. Randy Weigand, a die-hard Bears fan and music lover, had the idea to write, produce, and choreograph a rap song for the Chicago Bears. Weigand’s girlfriend, cheerleader Courtney Larson, introduced him to Willie Gault who put him in touch with other Bears players and the “Super Bowl Shuffle” was born.  The lyrics related to each player and their craft on the field, and fame in the community.

“The Super Bowl Shuffle” fell in line with the Bears high-media attention as they completed their one-loss regular season. The Bears backed up their musical strutting by dominating their playoff opponents and hammering the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl with a score of 46-10, the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history at its time.

The 1985 Chicago Bears were the first sports team to have their own rap video. The song was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 1985 for best rhythm and blues performance by a duo or group, and eventually lost to “Kiss“.  The 20th Anniversary DVD was released in 2004, including the making of the video, outtakes, and the music video itself. Julia Meyer has kept the copyright to the video close to heart. Over $300,000 in profits from the song and music video was donated to the Chicago Community Trust to help needy families in Chicago with clothing, shelter, and food. This was consistent with Walter Payton’s rap lyrics in the song “now we’re not doing this because we’re greedy, the Bears are doing it to feed the needy”.