Steve McMichael played 13 seasons for the Chicago Bears, twice reaching the Pro Bowl and four times being named All-Pro. He played in 191 games with the Bears, more than anyone else in the team's history and all of them consecutively. He joined the Bears in 1981, helping to form the core of a defense that in the '80s set NFL records for sacks and fewest points allowed in a season. While McMichael was a Bear the team won six NFC Central Division titles and the 1986 Super Bowl and went to the NFC championship game three times.
Phil Arvia has been a sportswriter at the Daily Southtown in Tinley Park, Illinois, since 1987. His columns have earned national recognition in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors writing competition, and first-place awards from the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association (2002) and Chicago Headline Club (2001).