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Podcast: Remember This Crap? Bears - Patriots
You can't make a list of teams the Bears have beaten in the Super Bowl without the Patriots
The long, illustrious list of teams the Bears have beaten in the Super Bowl begins and ends with the mighty New England Patriots. But there’s so much more to know about them.
For instance, why did Matt Millen punch out their general manager on the field after a playoff game?
How did the Sullivan family go bankrupt just a year after Super Bowl XX? They sold the team to a guy who sold it in disgrace just three years later, but what savvy guy bought their stadium out from under them in bankruptcy court? Who was James Ornstein and why did he only own the team for two years?
What does Bob Kraft like to do to unwind before big playoff games–wait, let’s not talk about that.
Who almost drafted Tom Brady before the Patriots could get him?
Why did Bill Parcells quit after taking them to a Super Bowl and why didn’t Bill Belichick take over then? Why am I typing in all questions?
We unearth a rare Bears win this series and neither of us could remember that it ever happened. We also re-live the first of two humiliating defeats in the final days of the Marc Trestman era that bookended a bye week. Yikes.
We talk about Belichick tying Papa Bear George Halas’ all-time wins mark, and Bill nerding out with Ed Reed about what Belichick insists is the greatest play he’s ever seen a free safety make. And, we come to the definitive answer on who was more instrumental in the Patriots’ dynasty, Belichick or Tom Brady. Plus, why Michigan could never just make Tom their starting quarterback. All that, and more.
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Matt Millen punches Crane Kenney look-alike Pat Sullivan
OK, here are three really good, entertaining video clips, and the NFL makes you click through to watch them. They are worth it.
Super Bowl XX highlights (from America’s Game)
Bill Belichick on Ed Reed making the greatest play he’s ever seen a free safety make
Bill Belichick mic’d up