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Football brings out the crazy: Region fans go to extremes for their teams

Football brings out the crazy: Region fans go to extremes for their teams

From man caves and tattoos to on-field weddings and pets named after players, football fandom in the region runs strong, whether you bleed blue and orange, blue and white or green and gold. We asked for some of the most die-hard football fanatics around, and you answered.

September 20, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Brandon Marshall answers past abuse questions in awkward fashion

AL HAMNIK: Brandon Marshall answers past abuse questions in awkward fashion

LAKE FOREST | The Bears didn't want him to, Brandon Marshall insisted, and their star wide receiver held a rambling 45-minute press conference Thursday to "vent" over a documentary ESPN did two years ago and ran again this week concerning his past transgressions.

September 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall talks to reporters Thursday after old domestic abuse allegations resurfaced by having his past transgressions dragged into the spotlight this week.

September 18, 2014 5:37 pm

Cops, laity lace up cleats in fundraising effort

CROWN POINT | Members of First United Methodist Church will say a few extra prayers before lacing up their cleats and taking to the football field Sunday against the Crown Point Police Department.

September 10, 2014 8:04 pm
Matt Forte

Matt Forte

Bears running back Matt Forte had 169 yards of total offense in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Buffalo.

September 09, 2014 10:45 pm
AL HAMNIK: 'Neanderthal gene' running wild in pro football

AL HAMNIK: 'Neanderthal gene' running wild in pro football

Professional football has many athletes who already are living on the edge, who can't control the "neanderthal gene" we hear so much about.

September 09, 2014 6:30 pm
The Bears' Tim Jennings and Chris Conte

The Bears' Tim Jennings and Chris Conte

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Mike Williams makes a catch against the Bears' Tim Jennings and Chris Conte in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 5:01 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 5:01 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Buffalo Bills players celebrate an interception by Kyle Williams against the Chicago Bears in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:58 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler looks for a receiver in the Buffalo Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:54 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Chicago Bears wide receiver Santonio Holmes breaks free from Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:54 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Buffalo Bills cornerback Nickell Robey grabs at the jersey of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:57 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

The Chicago Bears sideline watches as Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is forced out of bounds by Buffalo Bills safety Duke Williams in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:52 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller scores a touchdown against Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:52 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

A flyover at the Chicago Bears home opener against Buffalo Bills in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:45 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

A flyover at the Chicago Bears home opener against Buffalo Bills in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:45 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Times photographer Jonathan Miano captured these images of fans and game action at the Bears' home opener at Soldier Field on Sunday. Unfortunately for Bears fans, the Bills won the game in overtime, 23-20.

September 07, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Chicago Bears fans cheer on the Bears against the Buffalo Bills in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

The Chicago Bears take the field against Buffalo Bills in the Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:33 pm
Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

Gallery: Bears home opener at Soldier Field

A Chicago Bears fan gets sprayed with water by Staley the Chicago Bears' mascot in the Buffalo Bills' 23-20 overtime win at Soldier Field in Chicago.

September 07, 2014 4:24 pm
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