Archive for August, 2010

Second Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

Down to the final two today…finally! Second Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game Since 1979 Bears 24, Rams 0: NFC Championship: January 12, 1986 The stage was set for the Chicago Bears to return to the NFL Championship game for the first time since 1963.  Most everyone in the nation did believe that the Bears would [...]

Third Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

Third Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game Since 1979 Bears 39, Saints 14: NFC Championship Game: January 21, 2007 The Bears were hosting the NFC Championship game for the first time since the 1988 season, coming off their first home playoff win since defeating the New Orleans Saints in January 1991.  The Saints were media darlings, [...]

Fourth Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

Colts 29, Bears 17: Super Bowl 41: February 4, 2007 The Bears were back in the Super Bowl.  I repeat, the Bears were back in the Super Bowl for the first time in 21 years.  It seems like a dream.  It was a wonderful two weeks leading up to the big game to bask in [...]

Fifth Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

Fifth Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game Since 1979 Bears 27, Browns 21: November 4, 2001 Hard to choose, of course, between the 2001 miracle games as to which was more amazing.  Actually for me it isn’t, I believe hands-down the Cleveland miracle game was more amazing. I’ve been going to Chicago Bears games at Soldier [...]

Sixth Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

6th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game Since 1979 Bears 37, 49ers 31: October 28, 2001 This matchup featured two of the surprise teams of the NFC in 2001, with the Bears and 49ers both holding 4-1 records.  Perhaps this game would figure later into who was one of the most dominant teams in the conference [...]

Seventh Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

7th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game Since 1979 Bears 23, Redskins 19: NFC Divisional Playoff: December 30, 1984 The Bears were clearly building toward a championship run at some point by 1984, led by third-year coach Mike Ditka, Walter Payton, Jim McMahon, and one of the best draft classes (1983) in NFL history.  But McMahon [...]

Eighth Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

Eighth Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game Since 1979 Bears 20, Eagles 12: NFC Divisional Playoff: December 31, 1988 In the game forever known internationally as “The Fog Bowl”, the Bears would host a home playoff game for the fourth year in a row, and controlled home field advantage in the NFC playoffs after finishing the [...]

9th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

9th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game Since 1979 Bears 27, Seahawks 24: NFC Divisional Playoff: January 14, 2007 This would be the third divisional playoff game the Bears would host in the decade.  The first two ended in shocking Bears losses, so no one questioned Bear fans’ concern prior to this game.  The Seahawks were [...]

10th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

10th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 33, Vikings 24: September 19, 1985 The McMahon miracle occurred on this Thursday night in Minnesota.  McMahon had been standing on the sidelines until roughly halfway through the third period-banished there by coach Mike Ditka as he hadn’t practiced most of the week.  The failure to [...]

Sam Rosen: Utterly Unlistenable

Wow, how have I dealt with his announcing of regular season games on Fox to this point?  Maybe because they’re regular season games.  I have to listen to this three more times before the regular season starts?  More “Travis Taylor,” “Marcus Anderson” and misidentifying players and their positions?  I know for certain that I’m turning [...]