Couldn’t resist mentioning this morning that The Fog Bowl took place 20 years ago today. Hard to believe it’s been that long. I think of everything that has changed in my life since then, I was in high school, and it has been a long time. But I can remember it like it was yesterday.
The 1988 Chicago Bears defied a lot of odds to finish 12-4 and earn the top seed in the NFC. They might have even gone 14-2 if not for a fluke loss at Minnesota and if they had won one of the other games they should have, such as against the Rams or Patriots. That Patriot game was interesting when Doug Flutie annihilated his former team.
There were plenty of verbal daggers thrown back and forth all week between Mike Ditka and Buddy Ryan, and the Bears jumped out to an early lead. It’s a good thing they did-because if not for the fog the Bears may have ended up losing the game. But they won 20-12.
Here’s a You Tube feature on the Fog Bowl.
Happy New Year.