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Talking WCG’s Bears’ Top 100 Player List: Part 1

In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation (on the WCG Podcast Channel), he’s joined by a few friends to discuss the WCG Top 100 Bears’ Players of All-Time list.

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By now you’ve all had the chance to check out our Top 100 Bears’ Players of All-Time list that Sam Householder, Jacob Infante, Erik Duerrwaechter, Jeff Berckes, Jack M Silverstein and myself compiled earlier this year in honor of the Chicago Bears’ 100th anniversary season.

With such a historic season about to kick off I wanted to gather a few of my colleagues to talk about our list, but since running a six man podcast wasn’t going to work, I made an executive decision (sorry Jacob and Erik).

So, for my latest T Formation Conversation podcast I grabbed Sam, who had the idea to do the to 100 list in the first place, Jeff, who came up with the math behind our rankings, and Jack, who is our resident Bears’ historian, and we talked about the team’s players, their place in history, referenced the other two Bears’ 100 lists that are out there, and even managed to circle back to talk about the current Bears team.

We went almost two hours — so I had to chop it up into two parts — and here’s part one where we discuss players 100-51.

As a reminder, here are the players in the bottom half of our list.

100. Tim Jennings, CB
99. Alshon Jeffery, WR
98. Marty Booker, WR
97. J.C. Caroline, DB
96. Dave Whitsell, DB
95. Tom Thayer, OG
94. Gary Famiglietti, FB/RB
93. Brad Maynard, P
92. Matt Suhey, FB
91. Beattie Feathers, RB
90. Mike Hartenstine, DL
89. Roberto Garza, OG, C
88. Johnny Lujack, QB, DB, K
87. Ed Brown, QB, P
86. Bennie McRae, DB
85. Kevin Butler, K
84. Dutch Sternaman, QB, HB
83. Akiem Hicks, DE
82. Ray McLean, HB, DB
81. Alex Brown, DE
80. Bill Wade, QB
79. Herman Lee, LT
78. Patrick Mannelly, LS
77. James “Big Cat” Williams, RT
76. Mike Pyle, C
75. Kyle Long, OL
74. Thomas Jones, RB
73. Donnell Woolford, CB
72. Dick Gordon, WR
71. Mark Carrier, S
70. Jack Manders, K/RB
69. Willie Galimore, RB
68. Otis Wilson, OLB
67. Brandon Marshall, WR
66. Dick Barwegen, OG
65. Ken Kavanaugh, E
64. Jim Osborne, DT
63. Tommie Harris, DT
62. Ed O’Bradovich, DE
61. Mark Bortz, G
60. Jay Cutler, QB
59. Ray Bray, DL/OG
58. Jim McMahon, QB
57. Neal Anderson, RB
56. Doug Plank, S
55. George Wilson, E/DE
54. Robbie Gould, K
53. Keith Van Horne, OT
52. Lee Artoe, T/K
51. Wally Chambers, DT

See our full Bears’ 100 list right here and you can now check out part two of my podcast right here!