Nicknames of our Favorite Chicago Bears
For one reason or another, I started thinking about the nicknames of guys that have played for our Chicago Bears over the years. I thought I would share my findings with you.
First off, we have the team itself. Thanks to the glorious 1940’s, when Papa Bear created the T-formation, the Chicago Bears are known as the Monsters of the Midway. To many fans, they’re simply known as, DAAAA BEARS!!!!
Next, we have Soldier Field. After its most recent renovation in 2003, in some groups it is now known as the Mistake on the Lake. Side note, I don’t agree with that at all.
Finally, the main attraction, some famous Chicago Bears, and their nicknames.
|George Halas||Papa Bear||1920-1983||Wide Receiver, Defensive End, Coach, Owner|
|Virginia McCaskey||The First Lady of Sports||1983-present||Owner|
|Harold Edward “Red” Grange||The Galloping Ghost||1925-1934||Full Back|
|Gale Sayers||The Kansas Comet||1965-1971||Running Back|
|Walter Payton||Sweetness||1975-1987||Running Back|
|Mike Ditka||Iron Mike||1961-1966, 1982-1992||Tight End, Coach|
|Steve McMichael||Mongo||1981-1993||Defensive Tackle|
|William Perry||The Refrigerator/The Fridge||1985-1993||Defensive Tackle|
|Mike Singletary||Samurai Mike/The Minister of Defense||1981-1992||Linebacker|
|Dan Hampton||Danimal||1979-1990||Defensive Tackle|
|Anthony Thomas||A-Train||2001-2004||Running Back|
|Gary Fencik||Member of ‘The Hit Men’||1976-1987||Safety|
|Doug Plank||Member of ‘The Hit Men’||1975-1982||Safety|
|Charles Tillman||Peanut (his tattoo is pictured above)||2003-present||Corner Back|
|James Williams||Big Cat||1991-2002||Offensive Tackle|
|Terry Johnson||Tank||2004-2006||Defensive Tackle|
|Devin Hester||Windy City Flyer/Anytime||2006-present||Punt Returner, Wide Receiver|
|Nathan Vasher||The Interceptor||2004-2009||Corner Back|
Have I missed anybody? Who is your favorite Chicago Bear with a nickname?