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Thank you to everyone for the welcome!
Look forward to posting and getting to know you all. Though I do believe I know a few of the posters here!
A new Era begins in the NFC North!

Happily, it finally involves the Bears.... :toast: :headbang: :transform: :jump:
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Welcome to the asylum! :toast:
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Shadow wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:06 pm Hello everyone...new here.
Bears fan since 1980.
Looking for a new home since the last one finally died a slow pitiful death.
Hoping this is the new one.
I am looking forward to seeing this iteration of the Bears. It has to be better than what we have seen for the last 10 years.
Got to walk before you run.
Go Bears!
Welcome aboard.

Been here for something like 7 years and I've been a Bears fan since I was a kid in '85. You would think being a fan for almost 40 years means that I secretly hate myself and have self esteem issues but I promise neither of those are true. I don't know why I put myself through this. It must be something in my genetic programming. I don't know.

Good group of people here. The disagreements don't get personal.

We also like to have fun and crack jokes about how stupid the Bears are. Especially their ownership.

There's also a Discord function during games where you can show up and chat with those of us who are there.

Edit: The one big rule around here is that politics are off limits. If you want to talk about the move to Arlington Heights, go for it. There's already a thread about that. However please don't start a discussion about the war in Ukraine or anything like that.
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Name: Matt
From: Pennsylvania originally from Northwest burbs
Bears fan since: I was born
Fave food: West Virginia Dogs
Fave drink: Just plain ol black coffee and a nice stogie
Misc: West Virginia U grad, lifelong Bears fan and huge Mountaineers fan. I like Notre Dame a lot too due to my die hard ND fan wife and Irish Catholic heritage :D

Too young to see the 80s, old enough to have had my heart torn out by #4 at an early age. Then came #12...

Favorite Bear all time is Peanut Tillman, favorite current Bear is Trevon Wesco since he's a Mountaineer.
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MountainBearPA wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:32 am Name: Matt
From: Pennsylvania originally from Northwest burbs
Bears fan since: I was born
Fave food: West Virginia Dogs
Fave drink: Just plain ol black coffee and a nice stogie
Misc: West Virginia U grad, lifelong Bears fan and huge Mountaineers fan.
Welcome, Matt. Very good group on here, certainly adds to being a Bears fan. Check out Discord during games if you like to comment on the action. I live in NE PA, been here for a few years, grew up north of Chicago. Been a Bears fan since '63, I'm incurable regardless of how shitty the team plays.
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MountainBearPA wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:32 am Name: Matt
From: Pennsylvania originally from Northwest burbs
Bears fan since: I was born
Fave food: West Virginia Dogs
Fave drink: Just plain ol black coffee and a nice stogie
Misc: West Virginia U grad, lifelong Bears fan and huge Mountaineers fan. I like Notre Dame a lot too due to my die hard ND fan wife and Irish Catholic heritage :D

Too young to see the 80s, old enough to have had my heart torn out by #4 at an early age. Then came #12...

Favorite Bear all time is Peanut Tillman, favorite current Bear is Trevon Wesco since he's a Mountaineer.
Welcome. It's been a minute since we've had new members, so we are happy to have you!
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Grizzled wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:36 am
MountainBearPA wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:32 am Name: Matt
From: Pennsylvania originally from Northwest burbs
Bears fan since: I was born
Fave food: West Virginia Dogs
Fave drink: Just plain ol black coffee and a nice stogie
Misc: West Virginia U grad, lifelong Bears fan and huge Mountaineers fan.
Welcome, Matt. Very good group on here, certainly adds to being a Bears fan. Check out Discord during games if you like to comment on the action. I live in NE PA, been here for a few years, grew up north of Chicago. Been a Bears fan since '63, I'm incurable regardless of how shitty the team plays.
Hey another NEPA-ite. I've been here for some years as well. Small world, lol.
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MountainBearPA wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:42 am
Grizzled wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:36 am

Welcome, Matt. Very good group on here, certainly adds to being a Bears fan. Check out Discord during games if you like to comment on the action. I live in NE PA, been here for a few years, grew up north of Chicago. Been a Bears fan since '63, I'm incurable regardless of how shitty the team plays.
Hey another NEPA-ite. I've been here for some years as well. Small world, lol.
Yeah, just ignore the Iggles/Steeler/Jets/Giants fans in the area. Actually they're not too obnoxious. Biggest issue is how few Bears games we get televised. I use an app called DofuStream on my iPad to watch most of them.
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Welcome to the asylum. :)
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UOK wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:27 am Whether you've been here for awhile or are just joining up, please feel free to say hello and tell us a bit about yourself!

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Misc: family, coaching, watching sports are my identity
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You wait ages for new members and then two turn up at once. :)

Welcome aboard the BFO bus MountainBearPA and duckherd50. Driving this bus is UOK with his trusty conductors wab and Xee. Enjoy the ride, but be sure to stay on those fellas good side. ;)
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BigDaddy wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:24 pm Name:George
From Pottsboro, Texas ( From Chicago originally, South Union Av)
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Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite drink: Red Bull ( Can only have 2 times a week, otherwise it's water) I qualified for early retirement from alcohol (1999) but had one helluva run..
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Hey George welcome :welcome:
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BigDaddy wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:24 pm Name:George
From Pottsboro, Texas ( From Chicago originally, South Union Av)
Bears fan Since: 1960
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite drink: Red Bull ( Can only have 2 times a week, otherwise it's water) I qualified for early retirement from alcohol (1999) but had one helluva run..
Biggest hate: Anything and everything Packers
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Welcome. We always stop in Pottsboro on our way to Lake Texoma.
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wab wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:50 pm [quote=BigDaddy post_id=322067 time=<a href="tel:1673461464">1673461464</a> user_id=2600]
Name:George
From Pottsboro, Texas ( From Chicago originally, South Union Av)
Bears fan Since: 1960
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite drink: Red Bull ( Can only have 2 times a week, otherwise it's water) I qualified for early retirement from alcohol (1999) but had one helluva run..
Biggest hate: Anything and everything Packers
Misc: Was from the old CB Fans message board back in early to mid 90s..
Welcome. We always stop in Pottsboro on our way to Lake Texoma.
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We live in the Lone Oak subdivision off Tanglewood Rd. Just off 289. We are the first subdivision on the left. I am a 2 min drive to the lake. Love the area. Come by and say hello if you’re in the area
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RustinFields wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:26 pm welcome large father
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BigDaddy wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:24 pm Name:George
From Pottsboro, Texas ( From Chicago originally, South Union Av)
Bears fan Since: 1960
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite drink: Red Bull ( Can only have 2 times a week, otherwise it's water) I qualified for early retirement from alcohol (1999) but had one helluva run..
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Hey Bud! Just saw this, been a long time. Hope you've been well!
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dplank wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:36 am
BigDaddy wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:24 pm Name:George
From Pottsboro, Texas ( From Chicago originally, South Union Av)
Bears fan Since: 1960
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite drink: Red Bull ( Can only have 2 times a week, otherwise it's water) I qualified for early retirement from alcohol (1999) but had one helluva run..
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Hey Bud! Just saw this, been a long time. Hope you've been well!
Hey dplank, it has been awhile, good to see y6u. All is well here, just retired and moved up to the lake.
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Greetings, @BigDaddy ! :)

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Name: John
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Bears fan Since: 1980
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite drink: Beer.
Biggest hate: Fake front-runner fans like all the "Packers fans" that appeared in Central IL after Favre started winning games for Green Bay.
Misc: I'm almost a normal Illinois sports fan: Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Bradley Braves (basketball, alma mater), and then the New York Mets. No idea why or how I became a Mets fan, have been for as long as I can remember. Two theories on how that happened: 1) I was the front-running fan I don't like when I was a little kid and the Mets were good or... 2) My parents are from Scranton, PA, and grew up as Yankees fans. Perhaps it was some kind of juvenile rebellion to root for the other NY team.

This is strangely timed since I've been occasionally posting here for many years. I came here from the Monsters of the Midway board. I'm from the Peoria area originally but I've moved around quite a lot (China, Japan, Minnesota) and have been in living in Hanoi, Vietnam for the last six years where I have my business. Anyway, been a Bears fan since before I can remember, and can just barely remember Super Bowl XX as a five year old. I know another Bears fan here, and though the time difference is a major problem, we manage to watch almost all the Bears games... Sometimes on tape delay with a media blackout. I'm pretty excited about this iteration of the Bears!
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thefish7 wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 8:08 pm I've moved around quite a lot (China, Japan, Minnesota) and have been in living in Hanoi, Vietnam for the last six years
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docc wrote: Wed May 31, 2023 12:03 amNǐ hǎo,!
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: Sat May 27, 2023 2:25 pm
thefish7 wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 8:08 pm I've moved around quite a lot (China, Japan, Minnesota) and have been in living in Hanoi, Vietnam for the last six years
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Haha, the climate in Hanoi is not ideal, but I'm never going to back to the disastrous frozen north with its 6 months of winter (and Vikings fans).
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thefish7 wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 8:08 pm
I'm from the Peoria area originally but I've moved around quite a lot (China, Japan, Minnesota)
I am just up the road from your birthplace. I am in Galesburg. Frequent Peoria quite a bit. Happened to be there last night. Anniversary supper at the Longhorn Steakhouse.
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Otis Day wrote: Wed Jun 07, 2023 9:11 am
thefish7 wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 8:08 pm
I'm from the Peoria area originally but I've moved around quite a lot (China, Japan, Minnesota)
I am just up the road from your birthplace. I am in Galesburg. Frequent Peoria quite a bit. Happened to be there last night. Anniversary supper at the Longhorn Steakhouse.
Cool, Longhorn is a good old steakhouse. I'm from the other side of the river, a farm out near Eureka. I think both cities have suffered a bit in recent years, but I still like coming home to visit (plus immediate family is all sitll there).
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Hello - new board member here.

I am 74 and I live in Thailand. I remember listening with my uncles to (over the radio) the Bears beating the Giants for the 1963 championship. It was bitterly cold in Chicago that day. I had completed my paper route much earlier in the day on the Southwest side of Chicago. My feet still hurt from the cold.

Y. A. Title was driving the Giants toward a game winning score when Richie Petitbon intercepted a pass in the end zone with 12 seconds left in the game.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_NFL_ ... rnal_links

Butkus, Sweetness, and many more came later. The 1985 Bears were an incredible fan experience. Recent years have been glum to say the least. I really like what management has done in the current rebuild. This is the first time that I have genuinely looked forward to a Bears season in many a year. The best part IMO is that current management has not sacrificed future draft picks as part of the rebuild.

I hope injuries do not become a big problem, as IMO they still lack depth.

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chiflyer wrote: Sat Aug 05, 2023 1:20 pm Hello - new board member here.

I am 74 and I live in Thailand. I remember listening with my uncles to (over the radio) the Bears beating the Giants for the 1963 championship. It was bitterly cold in Chicago that day. I had completed my paper route much earlier in the day on the Southwest side of Chicago. My feet still hurt from the cold.

Y. A. Title was driving the Giants toward a game winning score when Richie Petitbon intercepted a pass in the end zone with 12 seconds left in the game.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_NFL_ ... rnal_links

Butkus, Sweetness, and many more came later. The 1985 Bears were an incredible fan experience. Recent years have been glum to say the least. I really like what management has done in the current rebuild. This is the first time that I have genuinely looked forward to a Bears season in many a year. The best part IMO is that current management has not sacrificed future draft picks as part of the rebuild.

I hope injuries do not become a big problem, as IMO they still lack depth.

Nuff bs
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