Why/When did YOU become a Bears fan?

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  1. BradMustersGhost

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    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?
     
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    1986 season.
    Nine year old boy hears rumors about some super-human, real-life comic character called "The Refrigerator"........must watch and find out.
    First game assertion : wait a minute......he's not the guy to watch on the team, it's that guy that carries the ball, #34.
    27 years later.........the years I'm the most nostalgic about are '86-'88.......only because I missed '85 (got the whole season on dvd now.....but if you saw it happen, I'm envious).
     
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    I became a bear fan four years before birth when we won the '63 championship. lol

    Actually, during Payton's rookie season I saw him play a game and that was the end of it all.
     
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    Im just here for the ribs and booze.
     
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    :( thanks for taking my thread seriously, Jimmors...: _ (
     
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    I'm not from Chicago... But I started watching football when I was about 8yrs old... It was the year after the Bears won the super bowl... They had such polarizing figures on that team... Payton, William Perry, Dent, Mike S, Hampton, Gualt... I just became a Bears fan right there and then... Have been one ever since...
     
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    Lighten up, Francis.
     
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    In our family, it's just a generational thing. Everyone has been a Bears fan for generations. I've been a Bears fan for a bit over 50 years now.
     
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    that's me middle name....hee hee dougie!
     
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    Don't really remember way back when. Was a big blackhawks and cubs fan as a kid. Guess i grew up from the cubs to the bears in the late 70's early 80's after getting disgusted with the cubs after so many years of next years.
     
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