Thursday, October 05, 2006

Da Bears

Its football season and the Chicago Bears are one of the top teams in the NFL this year. How sweet it is. I was spoiled as a Bears fan in the 80s. They had great teams and even won Super Bowl XX. The 85 Bears went 15-1 in the regular season and 3-0 in the post season. They won their post season games by a combined score of 90-10. Calling the Bears “dominating” that year does not even begin to describe their rule over the NFL that year.

Mike Ditka was their coach from the 1983 season through the 1992 season. He made the playoffs 7 out of 10 times, won 6 out of 12 playoff games. They were a very good team for most of those years. From the 1993 season through the 2004 season the Bears have not been so good. They made the playoffs only 2 out of 12 times and lost more games than they won under Ditka. They went from being a perennial powerhouse to a perennial outhouse.

But wait…last year they made the playoffs and had one of the best defenses in the league. This year through 4 games the defense is even better and they have a strong offense as well. They just spanked last years NFC champion and have made football watching in Chicago a joy again.

I hope this continues to be a fun season.

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