Top 5: Super Bowl moments for the Bears

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In honor of Super Bowl week, we take a look at the top five moments in the Super Bowl for the Bears.

 

5. The McMahon Moon

Throughout the Bears’ run in 1985, Jim McMahon was a lightning rod for controversy. His headband made news all through the playoffs, he called the women of New Orleans sluts and famously mooned a helicopter overhead during the Bears practice during Super Bowl week.

 

4. The Super Bowl Shuffle 

The arrogance of a team to release a Super Bowl song three months before actually winning. The song was nominated for a Grammy in the Best R&B song by a duo or group category.

 

3. William “Refrigerator” Perry’s Touchdown 

Perry was a large and lovable defensive tackle. He had two rushing touchdowns during the season as a rookie. He was given a shot from the three-yard line in the Super Bowl but was stopped for a one-yard loss. His second rush in the game resulted in a touchdown and one of the most iconic images in team history. He still holds the record for largest Super Bowl ring size with 25.

 

2. Devin Hester’s Opening Kickoff 

Hester’s kickoff return in Super Bowl 41 was pretty much the only memorable moment for the Bears. It was the first and only time a player returned an opening kick for a touchdown. It also set a record for fastest time a team took the lead in the Super Bowl.

 

1. Mike Ditka carried off the field

When the Bears won Super Bowl 20 the team carried their legendary coach off the field. Mike Ditka was and still is as much a part of the Bears as anybody in franchise history. Not to be outdone, many of the defensive players carried defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan off as well. The two coaches often never saw eye to eye.

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  • P. Whittaker

    McMahon didn’t call the women of New Orleans sluts. A local reporter, who was later forced to recant that story, made it up to stir up press. McMahon talks about the situation in his book he wrote two years after the Super Bowl.