In case you didn't know, I'm a Bear's fan. I hate to admit it but it's true. I'd like to think I can blame my parents, but that's still no excuse.
My entire family grew up in the Chicago area before moving to Wisconsin. As geography would have it they were of course Bears fans. I suppose at a young age you are impressionable and I naturally followed suit and was lucky enough to catch the Bears in their good years.
I was a fan when they went to the Super Bowl, Walter Payton was my preferred player, and I most definitely wore a Jim McMahon homemade headband on more than one occasion. He was on a big poster in my room after all.
I even bought the Super Bowl shuffle on '45. I wish to god I still had it.
I was big fans of the tough guys like Gary Fencik, and perhaps the best fullback in history (barring William Henderson of course) Matt Suhey. I watched the Fridge carry the ball, and still am disappointed that William Perry and not Walter Payton has a Super Bowl touchdown on their stat sheet.
Once in awhile, on a day like today I reminisce about the great times I had growing up rooting Chicago. They truly were grand memories, and I am not ashamed to say it.
Soon enough though, Jimmy Mac would slowly be replaced on my wall with Don Majkowski, and when I was lucky enough to run into James Lofton and get his autograph in a Godfathers pizza on a family trip?
I think you know the answer.
It's sad to see what the Bears have become now. They used to be revered as America's team merely 15 years ago, and now they are, well, the Chicago Bears.
Who most certainly suck.
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