Chicago Bears stories in the SI Vault

'Nobody Thinks I Can Talk' By Robert F. Jones, September 21, 1970 Fill in the missing word: Dick Butkus is the _____ football player in the world.

"I Don't Date Any Woman Under 48" By Frank Deford, December 05, 1977 George Halas of the Chicago Bears said that. He also said, "Never go to bed a loser" and "I'm a firm believer in roughage." Which may be how he got to be an unflagging 82 and why his "Typical Days" are booked solid until April 1.

He Can Run, But He Can't Hide By Paul Zimmerman, August 16, 1982 The Bears' Walter Payton has trained prodigiously for the new season, but will probably take the same old pounding.

Monster Of The Midway By Rick Telander, November 04, 1985 William (The Refrigerator) Perry, the Bears' favorite appliance, is one cool commodity in Chicago.

Blue Collar Again By Peter King, September 24, 1990 No longer arrogant and flashy, Chicago roughed up Green Bay to go 2-0.

A Glimmer Of Hope By Peter King, December 01, 1997 With their coach under fire, the Bears shocked the Buccaneers, Seifert's waiting game, A unique corner.

Pass Happy By Tim Layden, October 16, 2006 On a Chicago Bears team known for bruising defense, the emergence of quarterback Rex Grossman may be the final piece in their Super Bowl puzzle.

Welcome Matt By Jim Trotter, September 20, 2010 With a healthy, versatile back and a brainy new offensive coordinator, the Bears could make big plays their Forte.

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