Monday, Jan. 17, 2011
Bears-Packers ticket prices skyrocket
Want to witness the Bears-Packers rivalry in person? Well, it'll cost you a pretty penny.
The worst seats in the stadium usually cost 134. But for this Sunday's playoff game, one ticket will set you back about 500.
For lower level seats, expect to spend anywhere between 1,500 to 2,000 per ticket.
Chicago ticket brokers say the demand for this weekend's playoff game is as high as the 1990s when Michael Jordan was leading the Bulls to six NBA titles. (ChicagoBreakingNews.com)
Favre files for retirement... again
Brett Favre has filed his retirement papers with the NFL. Although he can still change his mind (as he did in 2008 and 2009), there is no indication that Favre will return.
The Bears' Corey Wootton will be remembered as the guy who sacked the41-year-old quarterback, giving him a season-ending concussion. Thatis, of course, assuming this latest filing sticks. (FoxSports.com)
DePaul's Melvin named Big East Rookie of the Week
DePaul freshman forward Cleveland Melvin was named Rookie of the Week for the third week in a row. He became the first DePaul player to earn Big East Rookie of the Week honors. Plus, he is also the only Blue Demon to pick up the award in back-to-back weeks.
Melvin has reached double-figures in 10 straight games and scored at least 20 points in five of the last six outings. He is one of four DePaul players to earn the league honor joining Brandon Young, Wilson Chandler, and Dar Tucker. (DePaulBlueDemons.com)
Blackhawks assign Leddy to Rockford
Nick Leddy is heading back to Rockford. The Chicago Blackhawks assigned the defenseman to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.
The 19-year-old recorded one goal in 11 games with the Blackhawks this year, in addition to 10 points in 22 AHL games with the IceHogs. (Chicago Blackhawks)
Luckman's record survives a challenge
The Sid Luckman's record for passing yardage in a postseason game appeared to be in jeopardy after Jay Cutler passed for 177yards in the first half of yesterday's Bears playoff game againstSeattle.
Luckman's record lives! He passed for 286 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-21 win over the Redskins in the 1943 NFL title game. But with a big lead, Cutler only threw 12 passes after halftime. He fell just 12 yards short of Luckman's mark.