The Friends of Burgess Field has taken over Buffalo Wild Wings from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, and the big event is WBIG 1280 Fox Sports Radio's live broadcast with '85 Bear Emery Moorehead from 6 to 7 p.m.
During the day, Friends of Burgess Field will host special guests Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, good old No. 1 on the City Council, and hopefully, Northern Illinois University linebacker and Geneva grad Pat Schiller, good old No. 53 for the Huskies, who just celebrated a bowl victory over Fresno State.
"Friends" will have raffles, door prizes, and sports memorabilia available throughout the day.
If you were around in 1985, when the Chicago Bears last won the Super Bowl, you'll recognize good old No. 87 as Emery Matthew Moorehead, an Evanston native who played tight end for Da Bears when the world was in perfect harmony, or at least when the National Football League had a championship team worth remembering.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Bears' Super Bowl win and to help out the Rebuild Burgess Field campaign, Moorehead will be doing the live radio broadcast with WBIG and is likely to sign some autographs.
Some fun facts, according to Wikipedia, are that "Moorehead is the father of ex-Indianapolis Colts receiver Aaron Moorehead, and the cousin of former NBA basketball player Brad Daugherty." Emery and Aaron are the NFL's first father-and-son team to have played in and won Super Bowls.
Moorehead played a 12 seasons in the NFL, finishing with 224 receptions for 2,980 yards and 15 touchdowns, according to Wikipedia. He returned 31 kickoffs for 617 yards and rushed for 114 yards.
And of course, the Bears play Minnesota tonight, so there's plenty to talk about.