Why/When did YOU become a Bears fan?

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  1. DavidL

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    My dad was a Bears fan,and so I always watched the games with him as a boy (beginning late 1950s), but I would say I became an avid fan during the 1963 championship season. Then came the Packers dynasty, but at least we had the great Butkus and Sayers to watch. Then came the Dark Ages -- you young guys missed those years, but you didn't miss much.
    Then, after suffering many years of mediocrity -- the glorious 1985 Bears. What was sad for me was that my dad died in 1983,so he never got to see that team. I hope to see Bears win another Superbowl. I'm in the 4th quarter of life now, but there's still some time on the clock!
     
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    As far as I know I have been a Bear fan since birth. I cannot ever remember not being a Bear fan.
     
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    1993. Started getting into football, and "monsters of the midway" sounded awesome as hell to my 9 year old self. Unfortunately, Dave ********** Wanntststredt just took over for Ditka. Honestly, can we erase the history of his tenure? Seriously, WHO THE **** trades for a CONFIRMED BUST at QB, with a first round pick? A ****** idiot, that's who. I'll take Al Groh or Eric Mangini back to the Jets before I'd let him even visit Chicago again.
     
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    Growing up as a kid watching Walter Payton was enough to make me a bears fans, that and living in Illinois following pretty much every professional team from Illinois except for the White Sox.
     
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    I just looked it up. Must have been Payton's second season, in 1976. Week 4 they played the Redskins, which are on every week here. I didn't like the Skins and the Bears killed them that day. I remember it was the first time I had ever heard anyone call Payton Sweetness. Was watching the game with my grandfather and announced that I liked the Bears. He told me that real fans stick with one team no matter what, and that was it. I also remember running around in my front yard with my football pretending to be Payton for the rest of the year.
     
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    Yep, I became a Bears fan in 1963. The Bears were the NFL champs that year by beating the Giants 14 to 10. My dad got me going with the Bears also. My dad died in January of 1985 so he never got to see the Super Bowl year either. I remember the dark ages or the lean years. Remember Ricky Watts the speedy wide receiver? He could get separation but he just couldn't catch the ball. I saw Watts with 3 steps on the defender drop a perfectly thrown ball, which by the way didn't happen too often either. We had some bad quarterbacks. Let's see, Jack Concannon, Bobby Douglas and Mike Phipps just to name a few. We always had some pretty decent defensive players though. Speaking of Dick Butkus, I can't remember what year it was but I think the linebackers were Dick Butkus, Doug Buffone and Ross Brupbacher. When the 85 season came, it was like I died and went to heaven. What a change. I'd love to see another Super Bowl year before the clock runs out on me also.
     
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    that is a great story, Bearstuff. Thanks for sharing. :) Any particular reason why you decided that the Skins WEREN'T going to be your team, in spite of the fact that they were on tv all the time where you lived? Just curious?
     
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    I guess I'm a bit of a contrarian. I live a couple of hours south of DC, and everyone was either a Skins fan or a Cowboys fan. I just couldn't buy in. Didn't like their team, their colors, or the attitudes of their fans. And for the Cowboys......never even a consideration.
     
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    haha, you sound like me, Bearstuff. I grew up surrounded by Giants fans during the hey-day of the Parcells-era Giants teams! There was also a smattering of Jets fans, but I was never interested in either one of those teams.
     
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