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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Mullin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Mullin lives in Chicago and writes for the Chicago Tribune.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chicago Tribune writer John "Moon" Mullin has covered the Bears since the closing days of the 1985 era. He has won writing awards from the Pro Football Writers of America and Associated Press Sports Editors, in addition to an Emmy award for his "Bears Insider" segment of the FOX-TV Bears pregame show. Mullin's writing has been nationally syndicated, and he is the author of The Rise And Self-Destruction Of The Greatest Football Team In History: The Chicago Bears And Super Bowl XX and Tales from the Chicago Bears Sidelines.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Tales from the Chicago Bears Sidelines
ISBN: 1582616485

Sports Publishing. 2003

Relive the Chicago Bears’ greatest moments! This exciting collection offers behind-the-scenes Bears stories, recollections, and anecdotes as told by the players, coaches, commentators, fans, and more who lived them. You’ll discover:

-The real reason Dave McGinnis walked away from being the Bears’ head coach
-What happened when Steve McMichael tried to sign his contract with the Packers
-Unforgettable Bears characters like ‘Fridge, Sweetness, Da Coach, and more
-What it was really like to negotiate with George Halas
-How bad things really got between Cade McNown and his teammates
-And more!

Tales from the Chicago Bears Sidelines will be a hit with fans of all ages!

The Rise & Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History: The Chicago Bears and Super Bowl XX
ISBN: 1572437901

Triumph Books. 2005

This book is the story of one of the greatest football teams in the history of the NFL: the '85 Bears. They were, for a brief, magical moment, a band of eccentrics who went from nobodies to rock stars and cult figures—they took America on a wild ride in the middle of one of the wildest times in history. The Rise and Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History reveals all the stories from that year, like how Walter Payton ended up hiding in a storage closet and why the team collapsed under the weight of its own greatness.

The Best Chicago Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Chicago Fans (Best Sports Arguments)
ISBN: 1402208219

Sourcebooks. 2006

Every Chicago fan knows that the only thing better than watching sports is arguing about them-picking the best, the worst and who will come out on top. And no city tears its sports teams apart like we do in the Windy City!
Veteran Chicago sportswriter John "Moon" Mullin takes you inside the 100 best debates in Chicago sports. Covering the Bears, Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and beyond, every question you want to debate is here-as well as a few surprises.

Arguments include:
Who wins? Butkus vs. Payton. Sayers vs. Urlacher
Who is the best Chicago announcer? Jack, Harry...or?
NBA's best? Jordan's Bulls, Magic's Lakers or Bird's Celtics?
Who really killed the '85 Bears? Was it just McCaskey?
The Ultimate Bears Coach? Papa Bear or Da Coach?
Who does Chicago most love to hate? A Piston, a Packer or one of our own?

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