Just thought this might be an interesting topic to BS about, since we are not playing tomorrow. What's the story behind your "Bears fandom?" Did you simply grow up in Chicago? Did you pull for them because you knew someone who once played or worked for them in some capacity? Did you become a Bears fan because they were your dad's favorite team? I became a Bears fan in the mid 80's when I was in grade school. I grew up in the shadow of Giants Stadium (I literally lived about 15-20 minutes away it), so as you might imagine, I was surrounded by Giants and Jets fans in the mid 80's. I didn't want to simply fall in line with everyone else (kinda my M.O. over the years, much to my detriment, tee-hee!), so I choose another team to pull for after I discovered the spectacular sport of football. I loved the way the mid 80's Bears played defense, I loved Walter and McMahon, and I loved the "GSH" on the uniforms. I always thought that was really cool for some reason, haha. Heck, I even liked Ditka back when I was a kid. Anyway, that is why/when I became a Bears fan. So why/when did you guys become Bears fans?