What time was the most painful to be a Bears fan?

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    The worst was 1969. They alternated all year between a heart-breaking loss one week and a blowout loss the next. All these guys who complain about Cutler should see all the clowns we had those years.
     
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    That probably explains why I couldn't find a documentary of that season for the "documentary thread". I guess what would have to be the worst about that season is that we lost a coin toss ("tails never fails") to the Steelers for the right to draft Terry Bradshaw...
     
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    WHEN WALLY DIED.
     
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    Yep, I'd vote Gibron the worst coach. An ugly slob, besides.

    I was just thinking of Wally Chambers. He was a hell of a pass rusher. Unfortunately, like Butkus, Sayers, young Payton, he played during the Dark Ages of Bears history.
     
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    LOL. That is perfect. The Dark Ages of the Bears. You know, that perfectly describes those years.
     
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    Yep, I just looked up Gibron's record: 11-31. We suffered for 3 years. When he was finally fired, he called Bobby Douglas a "coach killer." Maybe, but he had plenty of helpers.
     
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    For me it was the late 80's, all hopes of them being a good team had died, and through the 90's, having to watch the 9'rs build a mini dynasty w/2 HoF quality QB's, then watch the Cowboys build another one and top it off w/the Packers being good and getting one, all the while the Bears are wadding through w/average(at best) qb play, average(at best)rb play, no quality wr's, a D that is no longer the "monsters of the midway", it just sucked. I started college mid 90's and actually spent many a Sunday afternoon in the library studying instead of watching the games. I read about what happened(if they won), watched the draft hoping they would step up, and would fail.

    Never should have drafted Brian Urlacher in 2000, instead they should have traded back and got Chad Pennington, would have saved the Bears from all the bad qb's of 2000 on culminating in the Rex, Orton and the Greise fire they all caused.
     
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    70's was by far the was worst time in Bear history other than having the Honey Bears there was nothing. During that time old man Halas would only spend for 1 player on each side of the ball nothing was ever built to sustain any serious win. Nothing in the last 30 years comes even close to it.
     
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    January 23, 2011...
     
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    The mistake wasn't drafting Urlacher. It was drafting Grossman and McClown when they had first-round opportunity to draft a QB.
     
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