Blowin’ your mind like we knew we would

Super Bowl Sunday, 1986 was certainly the high point of my senior year in high school. I knew that graduation was four months away, and going off to college would happen a few months after that, and then life would all be different. And that’s exactly what I wanted, to be honest about it. ButContinue reading “Blowin’ your mind like we knew we would”

Outrageousness?

I post this video because this is how I want to remember Jim McMahon. He was the leader of the 1985 Bears, who took football to heights that it would never reach again for me. A team that, for three or four months in late 1985 and early 1986, had the world by the tail.Continue reading “Outrageousness?”

Party like it’s 1986

The 1985 Bears are having a pretty good season. The 2011 Bears? Not so much. After the Bears won the Super Bowl in 1986, they were going to the White House to meet with President Ronald Reagan when the space shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff in Florida. I still remember finding out about it inContinue reading “Party like it’s 1986”

Rethinking the 1985 Bears

When you live in Chicago, you learn pretty quickly that it’s a Bears’ town. They were the franchise that hired Red Grange out of the University of Illinois in the 1920s, when he was the most famous athlete not named Ruth. They played a barnstorming tour all around the country, which introduced the masses toContinue reading “Rethinking the 1985 Bears”