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30 Day Challenge: Earliest Chicago Bears Memory

Every day in the month of June we'll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Make sure you guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a little better.

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Our long time readers may recall this 30 Day Challenge exercise from June of 2015. It was such a hit back then, we wanted to dust it off and present it to you guys again this year.

Here’s our basic premise, we’ll pose a Chicago Bears related question every single day of the month and we want you guys to comment on all thirty. Our goal is to elicit as many responses from our active membership as possible, plus draw out some lurkers and get them to post a comment for the very first time.

Even though our writers will be sharing our stories in the Challenge, our hope is to have these serve as a springboard to learn more about you guys, the Windy City Gridiron reader. You guys are what makes WCG standout among the other sites that cover the Chicago Bears.

All us writers drew straws to see who would get which day of the Challenge, and I drew June 1. As fate would have it, I was also first two years ago and I covered this very topic.

To summarize what I wrote then, watching Walter Payton run the ball was my earliest Bears’ memory. In my opinion, Payton is the greatest football player to ever play the game. He could do anything on a football field and he had so much fun doing it. Watching him run with speed, power and exuberance, is the first thing I recall about the Bears.

If you want the extended version on my earliest Bears’ memory, you can check out my article from 2015, but maybe it’s best you don’t. I discuss a dark time in my youth, back when I wasn’t a Bears’ fan.

Now it’s your turn...

What is your earliest Chicago Bears’ memory?

If you’d like to see all the articles from 2015, the Superfans gave their take on the series while linking up all thirty. Just click on the “Related” link below.