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This next roundtable discussion topic was an easy one for us to answer, but what about you guys. With more bad than good the last three decades, have you ever come close to quitting the Chicago Bears?

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The Chicago Bears have the second most NFL Championships in the history of the league...

But none since 1985.

In the Super Bowl era, which is all that many fans care about, the Bears are 1-1 in their two appearances. Even though the Chicago Bears are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, recent history hasn’t been very kind to them.

With only six division championships since 1989, us Bears’ fans have had much more heartache than good times when cheering for the beloved. We’ve seen some locker room dysfunction, coaches announced as hired before it was official, mock news conference requests, there has been sniping done through the media, boxes not checked, and allowing over 50 points a game in consecutive weeks, just to name some of the things that we’ve had to deal with.

But through it all, I maintained my fandom. I never wavered, and Bears games have remained appointment television for me since the 1980s.

When this latest roundtable topic was sent to us, I know that the WCG stafffers would all be in unison.

Have you ever come close to quitting the Chicago Bears?

My answer, Hell no.

But let’s check in on what a few of our guys had to say.

Sam Householder - I have never been foolish enough to think I could actually follow through on it if I said it, so I don’t think I’ve ever said it aloud or written it. The very closest I’ve ever come though was the 2014 Marc Trestman season, followed closely by January of 2017 when they brought John Fox back after 3-13. I really didn’t think they’d ever get out of the mire at that point.

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Nope. I’m mother Martz’ing Optimist Prime.

Ken Mitchell - Quitting? The Bears? No. Never. It would be like considering quitting breathing. Sorry for the short answer, but it’s an unmodified, unqualified no from me.

Jeff Berckes - I don’t know about quitting, but I’ve never been more upset with the Chicago Bears fan base than I was when Cubs fans booed Mike Glennon and Bulls fans booed Mitchell Trubisky after they were acquired in the same off-season. Neither had ever thrown a pass for the team at that point and you’re booing them? I truly did not identify with that mentality and I honestly questioned if I fit in as a Bears fan.

Jeff, we know all about that kind of fan.

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And you my friend, are not that kind of fan.

Have any of you guys ever come close to quitting the Bears?


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