As a life-long Lions fan — yes, I did say "fan" — it pains me to say "Go Bears", but this is a Chicago-focused blog and so, with Chicago’s Bears preparing for Sunday’s Big Game* I feel obliged to write the post. In order to keep this law-related, I direct you to the WSJ Law Blog’s Football Hall of Fame. The criteria is combined football and legal prowess. Several Bears have been mentioned, including: Bob Thomas (Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court) and Chris Zorich. My choice would be Gerald Ford, a Captain and national champion at Michigan, Speaker of the House and, albeit briefly, POTUS.
* It is very, very dangerous to use the NFL’s trademarks, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Esq. Blog.