The 20 Biggest Baddest Bears of All Time; #7 Ed O'Bradovich
No. 7 Ed O'Bradovich
Ed O'Bradovich (photo courtesy of Sports Illusrated)
My father-in-law told me a story of O’Bradovich from when he was a season ticket holder during the Bears’ best years of the early 1960s.
O’Bradovich, a defensive end, got in a fight during the game and was ejected from the game. He was sent to the locker room, which, at the time, was beyond outfield at Wrigley Field.
After the final gun went off, O’Bradovich charged out of the locker room and back onto the field. His intent was clear. He was going to beat up the guy he had been in a fight with a couple of hours earlier.
That story is just a bit of what was big and bad about “OB.” He played with a nasty demeanor that represented the city he grew up in and played football in his entire career.
O’Bradovich went to high school, college and played professionally all in the state of Illinois.