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Akiem Hicks was at the NFC Championship game thinking what every Bears' fan was thinking

Akiem Hicks was at the NFC Championship game thinking what every Bears' fan was thinking

Akiem Hicks found himself at the NFC Championship game this weekend, and, like we're all occasionally guilty of, found himself Logging On. 

While taking a video of the game's opening kickoff, Hicks was asking the right questions: 

The last NFC Championship to be played at Soldier Field was in 2010, a 21-14 loss to Green Bay. Many thought the Bears had a good chance of brining the Halas Trophy back home in 2019, but, you know -- things happen. In fact, four of the Bears' five title game appearances have come at Soldier Field (2-2). Their only road game was a 23-0 loss to San Francisco in 1984. The Bears' NFC Championship history is actually sort of a bummer? 

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Nick Jonas celebrates birthday by renting Soldier Field for football game

Nick Jonas celebrates birthday by renting Soldier Field for football game

Maybe, just maybe, Chicago will play host to the Super Bowl one day. And while there are no immediate plans for the world's greatest sporting event to come to the city, there was a 'bowl' game worth noting that took place on the hallowed grounds of Soldier Field.

The JonasBowl.

Yes, you read that right. Nick Jonas, one of the acclaimed members of the Jonas Brothers, was surprised by his wife with a birthday football game this week that included 20 of his closest friends and took place at none other than Soldier Field. The stadium was rented for the event and was even attended by Anthony Adams.

"My beautiful wife surprised me with a touch football game with some of my closest friends and family on the one and only Soldier Field in Chicago (!!!) followed by a few hours of Topgolf, and then a party where pizza, tequila, cake, and cigars were involved," Jonas wrote via social media.

Let's hope this isn't the most meaningful game played at the stadium this season.

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Bears unveil statues for Payton and Halas at Soldier Field

Bears unveil statues for Payton and Halas at Soldier Field

The Chicago Bears unveiled statues for Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton and head coach George S. Halas on September 3rd at Soldier Field. The statues will be a permanent fixture outside Gate 0.

Virginia Halas McCaskey, Jarrett and Brittney Payton, Mike Ditka and Dan Hampton all spoke at the event to honor the players.

“I still can’t believe it,” says Halas’ daughter Virginia of the statues at the ceremony, remembering how much Soldier Field meant to her family growing up in Chicago's North Side. 

“We know that dad is definitely smiling down on all of us,” says Brittany Payton, Walter Payton’s daughter.

The bronze statues are 12-feet and weigh in a whopping 3,000 pounds. They were sculpted by Fisher Sculpture and designed by Populous. Next time you’re at Soldier Field, check out these massive monuments to Bears legends Papa Bear and 'Sweetness' Payton. In the meantime, watch our video of the unveiling ceremony.

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