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#11 Sun 04 Feb 07 4:16pm

Montana

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Stu - I just got this and am posting it for you!!

wink  wink

The last time the Bears went to the Super Bowl . . .

Well if you weren't feeling your age already.........

In honor of the Chicago Bears going to Super Bowl 41. Here are 41 things  that have changed from the last time the Chicago Bears played in the Super Bowl (which was Super Bowl 20 in 1986):

1. Brian Urlacher was in 2nd grade. Rex Grossman was in kindergarten.

2. Peyton Manning was 10 years old. Eli Manning was 5 years old. Their dad, Archie, had just retired from the NFL two years earlier.

3. Lovie Smith was in his first college coaching job at University of Tulsa.

4. Ronald Reagan was the President, and Harold Washington was the Mayor James R. Thompson w as the Governor running for re-election and his office was in the new State of Illinois Center, which is now called the James R.Thompson Center.

5. George W. Bush was 39 years old and still drinking. His father would run for President two years later.

6. Rod Blagojevich was just out of law school and was a low-level prosecutor working for the Cook County State's Attorney, Richard M. Daley.

7. Barack Obama had just moved to Illinois, and Osama bin Laden was fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan.

8. Red Grange and Sid Luckman were still alive.

9. The Colts had just moved to Indianapolis from Baltimore and were the doormat of the AFC EAST. The Bears were the champions of the NFC CENTRAL.

10. Property in Wicker Park and Bucktown was cheap because they were really bad neighborhoods.

11. CD players, cellular phones and fax machines were expensive, cutting edge technology and only a few people used them.

12. "Surfing the net" meant a volleyball game at the beach, and virtually no one used the "@" key on their TYPEWRITER.

13. Sam Walton was still alive and was wealthier than Bill Gates.  Windows were panes of glass...not a computer operating system that was a pain in something that rhymes with glass.

14. The Soviet Union was our main enemy, and Saddam Hussein was our ally.

15. There were no lights at Wrigley Field, and the oldest park in baseball belonged to the White Sox.

16. Michael Jordan and Ozzie Guillen had just finished their "Rookie of the Year" seasons. Jordan's coach was Stan Albeck and Guillen's manager was Tony LaRussa. (Three out of four of those guys are now wearing championship rings, but what ever happened to Stan Albeck???)

17. Soldier Field had AstroTurf. The Houston Oilers played in the AstroDome.

18. The Fox TV Network didn't exist, and ESPN had yet to air a single live pro football, baseball, or basketball game.

19. MTV played music and so did some AM radio stations.

20. Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff weren't born yet; Jackie Gleason and Richard Nixon were still alive.

21. Hillary Clinton had dark hair and was the First Lady......of Arkansas!

22. "The Love Boat" and "Diff'rent Strokes" were still on network TV every week.

23. Martin Luther King Day was about to be celebrated as a National Holiday for the first time. "9-11" was a phone number many cities were just adopting for emergency calls - not a date of terror.

24. I-88 was called "Illinois Rt. 5" and I-355 hadn't been built yet.

25. What the CTA now calls "The Blue Line" had just been extended to O'Hare, and the Orange Line to Midway hadn't been built yet.

26. Q101 played adult contemporary music and most teenagers listened to WLS. Music from the 70s and 80s wasn't "retro" yet.

27. Tiger Woods hadn't won an amateur golf tournament yet.

28. Most people knew Seattle just as a city in the Northwest U.S. - not the home of grunge or Starbucks.

29. Only Southerners went to NASCAR races and only Northerners went to NHL games.

30. The Chicago area had no Wal-Marts, Targets or Home Depots, and Walgreen's was only in the Midwest.

31. Depending on your bank, your ATM card was good at only "Cash Station" machines or only at "Money Network" machines, but there were no fees.

32. "The Phone Company" was Illinois Bell.

33. They still sold leaded gasoline and you couldn't pay for your gas at the pump.

34. Discover Card hadn't been discovered yet, and Miller Genuine Draft hadn't been brewed yet.

35. Stereo TVs were the rage that HDTVs are now. 8-track tapes were still being made.

36. All of the Blockbuster Video stores that are now closing hadn't opened yet. Betamax was still competing with VHS.

37. You paid cash for your groceries and fast food, and you used a travel agent to book airline flights.

38. Bowl games didn't have corporate sponsors, and if the #1 ranked team was in a conference that played in one bowl game and the #2 ranked team was in a conference that played in another bowl game, then so be it!  They let the sportswriters vote on the national champion. (and no college football games were played after New Year's Day)

39. The Baltimore Ravens were the Cleveland Browns. The Tennessee Titans were the Houston Oilers.  The Oakland Raiders were the Los Angeles Raiders that had just left Oakland.  The Arizona Cardinals (the former Phoenix Cardinals) were the St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis Rams were the Los Angeles Rams.  The Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, and the Cleveland Browns (not to be confused with the Cleveland Browns that are now the Baltimore Ravens) didn't exist.  The Seattle Seahawks (last year's NFC Champions) played in the AFC.

40. Number 9 on the Bears was their Punky QB...not their perky field goal kicker.

41. There were no iPods - just Sony Walkmen - so if you said something about a "shuffle" on your Walkman, they assumed you were listening to "The Super Bowl Shuffle" and one thing that will be the same from the  Chicago Bears last Super Bowl appearance.....

THEY WILL WIN!!!! GO BEARS!!!!!!

PS - for the touchdown for the extra point, a bit difficult, field goals are usually easier.  Look out for the sacks...impressive but the QB can get hurt.

And the guys who run with the balls often have BIG guys running near them to keep the others away!

Enjoy the game Stu, Eilen, Ann... big_smile

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#12 Sun 04 Feb 07 5:39pm

BigstU

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Montana wrote:

And the guys who run with the balls often have BIG guys running near them to keep the others away!

Thanks Montana a good read and some very funny, I was 13 the last time the Bears were in the superbowl whistle

Oh yeah the quote, just wanted to say I was one of those BIG guys you mentioned, I played full back cool

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#13 Sun 04 Feb 07 5:39pm

confuzed

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Ok guys-thanks for the crash course! thumbsup

If this isn't doing it there as always option 2...

....That I just keep my big mouth shut!!! big_smile

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#14 Sun 04 Feb 07 7:08pm

Montana

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Stu - glad you enjoyed it - I knew YOU would appreciate some of the info.  I think the best part is the teams that have changed cities since I left the country...Remember the Fridge???   lol  lol  - maybe not - you were a wee lad at the time... mrgreen

My father has his pizza already, my oh wants to watch the game and I wish my son would see a bit of it...although he's got school tomorrow.  We shall see.

Haven't been this excited about a superbowl match since Superbowl 20!! lol  lol

confuzed - the Bears have a "C" on the helmets - when they are in the end zone and look happy stand up and cheer  wink

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#15 Sun 04 Feb 07 8:36pm

confuzed

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Montana wrote:

confuzed - the Bears have a "C" on the helmets - when they are in the end zone and look happy stand up and cheer  wink

Will do! Promise! big_smile

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#16 Sun 04 Feb 07 9:06pm

Montana

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Have a great time confuzed!! cool

Stu - who is supposed to sing the national anthem?  Prince plays at half-time, I know.... help

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#17 Sun 04 Feb 07 9:24pm

confuzed

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From Shanghai ;-)
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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Yay-fineally something I know!

The artist that is gonna sing the national anthem is...drumroll please...
-Billy Joel!!!

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#18 Sun 04 Feb 07 10:27pm

Montana

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

confuzed - thanks for the info - about an hour away!

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#19 Sun 04 Feb 07 10:28pm

gramma julie

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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

Lots of fabulous info, but the bottom line Confuzed is there's always lots of good "junk" food at a Super Bowl party, so go for the food and let the avid fans do the cheering for the football lol  lol Have a great time thumbsup

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#20 Mon 05 Feb 07 8:15am

confuzed

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From Shanghai ;-)
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Re: Superbowl tomorrow night

So my first Superbowl is officially over and I am happy to say that I did not make a fool of myself! But the poor Rex Grossman-well that's another story... wink

It was good fun! Friends, food and drinks-what's not to like?!

...maybee a tad too much junk food thou! whistle

Hope you all got to enjoy the match...sorry-the game too! tongue

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