Long-Time Bears Nemesis to Have Number Retired Thursday

Few will forget the masterful performance he had at Soldier Field in a November 1995 game, where he threw five touchdowns and racked up 336 passing yards despite playing the game with a severely sprained ankle.

A 2002 tilt against the Bears in Champaign was another Favre classic as he threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns in an emphatic 34-21 victory.

Unfortunately for Chicago, Favre’s replacement in Green Bay hasn’t been an easier opponent, as Aaron Rodgers holds a 12-3 record and throws for an average of 242.5 yards per game against the Bears in his career. Oh, and he’s thrown 34 touchdowns and just eight interceptions too.

Giants punter Steve Weatherford says he’s thankful his newborn daughter still has a father after he totaled a rental car on the New Jersey Turnpike amid raging thunderstorms while returning home for practice from visiting his little girl in California.

Weatherford posted a picture on Instagram of the mangled car on after the 3:30 a.m. crash Monday, saying it wrecked as he hit “a massive body of water” going about 65 mph to 70 mph.

Lennie Merullo, the oldest former member of the Chicago Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, died Saturday. He was 98.

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said in a statement that Merullo died earlier in the day. The team didn’t include details of Merullo’s death.

Merullo was a major league shortstop from 1941-47, all with the Cubs. He hit .240 with six home runs and 152 RBIs.

Less than 2 minutes after he left the car, another car slid out of control in the same spot and hit his rental, Weatherford told radio station WFAN.

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