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

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  1. Ski-Whiz

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    That made me laugh!

    I do remember 86 and 87. Man, the playoffs were our kryptonite. I lost MANY bets on MNF and playoff games.
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    well they broke this Bears fan's heart. You're just too young to remember the 80's, Henry.

    meh, I guess it's not your fault. You were just born too late, that's all. You missed out on the GREATEST DECADE EVER. the 85 Bears....Rubik's Cute....Q-bert....Mike Tyson's Punchout! Tecmo Bowl...Contra (up up down down left right left right b a b a), Flock O' Seagulls, etc. etc. Prince and MIchael Jackson before they both become reclusive weirdoes...etc. etc.
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    All truth and way before most on this board were even born. Armstrong and Bob Avellini weren't much better. Easily the worst decade. Well it could be worse you could have the worst century.
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    We needed a QB. I totally agree. We had a legitimate opportunity to win our 2nd Super Bowl. What made it so heartbreaking for me, was that the game was SO winable. We had opportunities to win that game, but we basically gave the game away. Grossman was just in over his head.

    In '86 we also had a great opportunity to win our 2nd Super Bowl. We didn't have a QB that year either, once McMahon went down.

    To be honest, BOTH of those years were heartbreakers.
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    Again ... when SWEETNESS died.

    JJ doesnt cry for shit .. but the day Wally died ... JJ cried all day.

    Because it was wrong to be taken so young from us.

    We are greedy and we think only we count.

    What could have been ... In the great scheme of things in which we are all spectators ...

    SWEETNESS was needed elsewhere.

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    I see Bob Avellini just got popped for DUI again. I think it's number 6. I think Avellini got cut after he threw a pic on an audible after Ditka told him not to audible anymore.
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    I live in a house of Packer fans and this wins the award!
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    For me it was 1981 and 1982
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    Yes the hatred for Wannstedt can be very cult like at times. I spent those years getting to know the Chicago Bears and the game of football as well. Although we may look back on that time as a "dark valley," so to speak, there are some players from those years who will always have a place in my memory. Tom Waddle, Chris Zorich, James Williams, Jim Flanagan, Curtis Conway, Bobby Engram, and Mike Wells are just a few of them. Regardless of the record and the standings I was still proud to call the Chicago Bears my team.
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    Instead of worrying about whether "Good Rex" or "Bad Rex" was going to appear at the Super Bowl, we should've seen that "Good Rex" didn't really exist much outside of the TB game, late in the season. The Seahawks victory was as much of a lucky throw to Davis, as anything, and he played miserably for the better part of 3 quarters, before the running game completely wore out the Saints D. There was no "good Rex" in the playoffs, and while he was never spectacular, they should have turned to Brian Griese much earlier. The sad thing is, it didn't even take hindsight to see that Rex was not the guy to start.
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    IF ONLY we would have had Chad Pennington as our QB that year. :eek:
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    You missed the point of that post, entirely.
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    actually, I didn't. I was just gunning for a cheap laugh, in the hope that ricza would award me another "Like."
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    another vote for the '86-'88 era.
    because.......we had the horses then.

    2006-07......I didn't expect them to win, they overachieved.
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    Well, this game MIGHT be the start of one of those depressing eras.
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    This game might be the new leader in the clubhouse as HB just said
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    new answer : today.
  18. Henry Burris

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    Yep, we knew it before, but today officially kicks off our march into mediocrity on defense. While Emery was able to fix what Angelo could not, his legacy will now be on whether he can do better than Angelo, when drafting people. If it's any consolation, which immediately after a game, it's not: At least Emery's first bust on defense, McClellin, has actually seen more playing time than Angelo's first DE bust, Haynes. Angelo, for all his faults, KNEW how to get a defense together. Now it's Emery's turn.

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