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Musicians + Sports: Darius Rucker Lives for Football: See His Pregame Soundtrack

Rucker’s pregame soundtrack is a wildly diverse collection of music that ranges from Notorious B.I.G. to R.E.M.

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10 Beers To Try At Your Next Football Watch Party

Nothing goes better with football than an ice cold beer. Chad Polenz, author of The Handbook Of Porter’s & Stouts, has 10 beers to try at your next watch party.

12/17/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers dops back to pass during the NFL game against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Patriots 26-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Aaron Rodgers Is The Greatest QB To Ever Play

Rodgers’ numbers are mesmerizing.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys passes against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half at AT&T Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Dallas Cowboys At Chicago Bears

The Cowboys are 8-4, but if the season ended today they would not be in the playoffs. After Thursday’s visit to Chicago, they go to Philadelphia, host Indianapolis, and finish at Washington.

12/02/2014

Doctor Generic

Study On High School Football Players Shows Head Impacts Cause Brain Changes

A new study presented at a medical conference in Chicago today raises questions about how safe it is for teenagers to play high school football, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

12/01/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Thursday Football Breakdown: Chicago Bears At Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving before 24 of the current NFL franchises even existed.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

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Phillips Academy Players Poised For Greatness

The Wildcats have a chance to get downstate and make Chicago Public League football history. As CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports, these young men are already winning in the game of life.

11/20/2014

Waukegan Teachers Strike

Waukegan Athletes Will Scrimmage This Weekend, For Old Time’s Sake

Seniors lost out on making many memories during the recent Waukegan teachers strike. Now the schools are trying to make up for that, WBBM Newsradio’s Cisco Cotto reports.

11/07/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints against the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Saints-Panthers

The Saints and Panthers are tied atop the NFC South.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

5 Things: Chargers-Broncos Thursday Night Roundup

The Broncos took firm control of the AFC West with a win over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.

10/24/2014

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Community Honors Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

What started as a cause with modest goals on Monday became an explosion of pink under Friday night lights for a high school mom in Crystal Lake. CBS 2’s Brad Edward reports.

10/17/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a reception against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Tom Brady, Chris Johnson And Rob Gronkowski

While the Jets have fallen badly, the Patriots have picked it up with two stellar offensive showings in the last two weeks. Tom Brady has found his rhythm, while tight end Rob Gronkowski is growing more dangerous each week. Here’s a look at the key players on each side and which players belong in your fantasy line-up.

10/16/2014

HOUSTON, TX- OCTOBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles away from J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter in a NFL game on October 9, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

5 Things: Colts-Texans Thursday Night Roundup

It could’ve been another blowout, but the Texans made of game of it against the Colts.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 5: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his 500th career touchdown pass to Julius Thomas #80 (not pictured) with head coach John Fox in the first quarter of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

4 Reasons Why We Love Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is seen as one of, if not, the greatest quarterback to play in the NFL. After the five-time MVP’s performance against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, it is fitting to remember why Manning is so loved by fans, non-fans, and those within the league.

10/08/2014

Robert Blanton #36 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to take down Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers in the first half at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Packers defeat Vikings 42-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

5 Things: Vikings-Packers Thursday Night Roundup

It was another Thursday night blowout, as the Packers dominated the Vikings, 42-10.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots on the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is It Time To Bury Brady, Belichick?

The masses and pundits are lunging over each other to put the postmortems on the Brady/Belichick dynasty.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants celebrates his 4th quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5 Things: Giants-Redskins Thursday Night Roundup

This Week 4 NFC East game felt like a must-win for both teams. The Giants played like it.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

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4 Must Watch College Football Games This Weekend

Week 5 of college football features a lot of trap games for many ranked teams. Many teams begin conference play this week and hope to keep their playoff bracket hopes alive by coming away on top with a W. With that being said, let’s look at the top four must watch college football games this season.

09/24/2014

Kirk Cousins #12 of the Washington Redskins passes against the New York Giants during the second half of their game at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Giants-Redskins

The two rivals meet Thursday night on CBS.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Chase Rice On NFL Dreams And NASCAR Victories With Jimmie Johnson

“The NFL was a very, very attainable goal,” the country music star and former North Carolina Tar Heels linebacker revealed during the exclusive video interview.

09/20/2014

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