When the Bears are happy, it’s hard to be sad
BINGO TRIGGERING: The Bears are one of the most popular teams in the NFL.
And they’re just as fun to watch as the rest of the league.
But for some fans, the Bears have become so much more than just the team that’s been around for seven decades.
With the Bears in their 10th season, and their season finale against the Vikings on Sunday, here’s a look at the best moments from this team’s history, as well as what they’re looking forward to in 2017.1.
The ’90s and ’00sThe ’90d was the year that the Bears’ most popular player was drafted by the Vikings, with their first overall pick in the first round of the draft, receiver Josh Gordon.
Gordon would become a household name and a star in Minnesota, helping the Vikings win three Super Bowls and win the Super Bowl in 2004.
But he left for the New York Jets the following year.
Gordon would sign with the Buffalo Bills, and in his first season, would start his career in a different offense.
He played with the same offensive scheme, but played quarterback in a completely different system.
The Bills went 3-11 the next season, losing to the Dolphins in the divisional round of that year’s playoffs.
Gordon signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent.
The Bears were a 2-14 team that season.
Gordon started all 16 games, catching 69 passes for 836 yards and six touchdowns.
In addition to Gordon, the Bills used six different wide receivers in the regular season and seven different running backs in the playoffs.
In the playoffs, Gordon would help the Bears win Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks.
But after the game, Gordon told ESPN’s Mike Tirico that he felt like he’d been cheated by the Bears because of the team’s reputation for cheating.
“I felt like it was kind of like cheating,” Gordon said.
“It wasn’t my team.”
Gordon was arrested in 1993 after being caught using a stolen car to get to his girlfriend’s home.
Gordon pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison.2.
The 1990s and 2000sThe Bears have had a few injuries in recent years.
In 2018, tight end Martellus Bennett was arrested for assault on his wife and children.
Bennett was sentenced in 2018 to five years in state prison.
He also was fined $250,000 for violating his probation.
In 2019, wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested on suspicion of DUI after police said he hit and injured a pedestrian while driving through a neighborhood.
Bess pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in February of 2019.
He served only one game in 2017 before leaving the Bears for the Denver Broncos.3.
The 1980s and 1990sThe 1960s and 1970s were a time when the Bears had a lot of success.
The team was known for playing a fast-paced style of football, and the team was led by Hall of Fame coach/quarterback Bob Griese.
Grieses offensive system was designed to slow down defenses, and would often bring up a zone read.
But Griesen also did a lot to develop some of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks, including Brett Favre.
In the 1980s, Favre was the most successful quarterback of his era.
He was the NFL MVP in 1980 and led the Packers to a Super Bowl title.
In 1986, Favres rookie year, he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player, and went on to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of History.4.
The 1950s and 1960sThe 1950s were also a time of turmoil for the Bears.
The teams struggles to find an answer to the new league-wide television deal, which led to a major shake-up of the coaching staff and the front office.
The year saw the retirement of longtime coach Chuck Knox, who had been with the team since 1962, and head coach Pat O’Brien.
But O’Briens departure also coincided with the formation of the Bears Hall of Famers, including Hall of Famer Al Davis, who was the coach from 1958 to 1962.
The Bears were ranked third in the league in rushing yards in 1960 and 1960.
But in 1961, the team lost running back George Blanda, and quarterback John Riggins to injury.
In 1962, the year after O’brianes departure, Blanda was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.
In 1964, Bland and Davis were both traded to Oakland.
In 1966, the club went to Super Bowl VIII, but was upset in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
In 1968, the franchise was sold to the Detroit Lions.
In 1970, quarterback Frank Gifford was the first Bears quarterback to win a Super Big 12 championship, with the Sooners.
But a season later, the offense would fall apart and coach Joe