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’85 Bears: The Perfect Storm

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

It was more than a football team. It was a movement. The 1985 Chicago Bears should easily rate the favorite team of any Bears fan old enough to have seen them play. The fact they are the franchise’s only NFL champion since 1963 makes them an easy choice, but it goes well beyond winning. Never in the history of the NFL has a single team so captivated the football public, as well as the non-football public. A perfect storm of sorts developed in 1985 along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Bears’ roster had more characters than Disney studios. They were talented, brash and blossoming as the league’s youngest team. They had motivation, along with a fan base starved for victory. It all came together to form something s...

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