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Chicago Bears go to Super Bowl!

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All the ESPN experts and many others picked the Saints.


The Bears have had some problems along the way, but now sport a 15 win, 3 loss record and have a ticket to the Super Bowl. A song comes to mind:


Bear down, Chicago Bears! Make every play clear the way to victory!

Bear down, Chicago Bears! Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly!

We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T formation.

Bear down, Chicago bears and let them know why you're wearing the crown.

You're the pride and joy of Illinois. Chicago Bears, bear down!

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Congrats To the Chicago Bears and there fans

Now you can stop hearing about the 85 Bears.

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Da Bears!



I automatically thought of Chris Farley on SNL :laugh:

Bill Swerski's Superfans

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Bill Swerski's Superfans was a recurring sketch on the American sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live.


Sketch History

The sketch first appeared on January 1, 1991 starring Joe Mantegna as Bill Swerski along with Chris Farley as Todd O'Connor, Mike Myers as Pat Arnold and Robert Smigel as Carl Wollarski. Subsequent sketches starred George Wendt as Bob Swerski with occasional appearances by Beth Cahill as his daughter, Denise Swerski. (Mantegna's absence was invariably explained away by Wendt, saying his "brudder Bill" had just "had anudder 'eart attack.")


The inspiration for the characters were radio hosts in Chicago during the 1970s and 1980s. The name "Bill Swerski" was likely derived from Bill Jauss, the moderator of the WGN radio panel show "The Sportswriters" (1975 - 1993)[1], and from WGN radio and WGN-TV sportscaster Chuck Swirsky [2].


The characters were typically shown in a sports bar, drinking large amounts of beer and gorging themselves on ribs, sausages, and similar foods. All of the characters wore dark sunglasses and thick mustaches to resemble Mike Ditka, the popular coach of the Chicago Bears at the time, and who was the idol of all the Superfans. The group would discuss upcoming sporting events and inevitably predict a victory for the Chicago team, using an exaggerated Chicago accent, normally culminating in a uniform toast to "Da Bearss" and "Da Bullss".


Their predictions were likewise exaggerated and their topics of conversation often ludicrous. Typical debates concerned Mike Ditka versus a hurricane (in this particular debate, the Superfans believed that Ditka could defeat the hurricane, until it was revealed that the name of the hurricane was Hurricane Ditka); who would win in a competition for World Domination – "Da Bears" or "Da Bulls"; Mike Ditka winning the Indianapolis 500 driving the Bears' team bus; or how many points Michael Jordan could score if he played an entire game by himself while sitting in a recliner. One episode asked the outcome of the Bulls/Pistons game where Todd said the Bulls would win 402-0, but Jordan would be held to under 200 points. One episode featured a Jeopardy!-like game show starring Bob Swerski as host and the other Superfans as contestants. All the questions dealt with the Chicago Bears, Chicago, or Mike Ditka.


The characters appeared in nine episodes in two years. With Ditka's departure from the Bears in 1993 and significant cast changes on SNL, the sketch and characters all but disappeared. The final appearance of the Superfans was on October 25, 1997 in an episode hosted by Farley. This sketch featured the first (and only) appearance by their idol Mike Ditka, although he was at the time coaching the New Orleans Saints, much to the chagrin of the Superfans. Farley's death two months later ended the possibility of future Superfan sketches.


The Superfans made a special appearance at the celebration of the Chicago Bulls' 1991-1993 "Three-peat" championship victory. The NBC television network interrupted daytime television to broadcast the short speeches made by the Superfans. Bob Swerski and Carl Wollarski also made a special appearance during Michael Jordan's original jersey retirement ceremony at the United Center in 1994.


In 2003, Bart Swerski (Bob's nephew, played by Horatio Sanz) was introduced on a Weekend Update segment with his uncle, discussing the recent playoff failure of the Chicago Cubs. Instead of referring to the team as "Da Cubs," Bart said "De Cubs," but it was learned that this was due to a speech impediment.


In 2006, George Wendt returned in Superfan garb alongside Ditka for a sketch prior to Super Bowl XL.



I fondly remember most of those sketches!

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