'Throwback Thursday' remembers the Bears' last championship parade 36 years ago today

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Posted: Jan 27, 2022 / 09:40 PM CST / Updated: Jan 27, 2022 / 09:42 PM CST

CHICAGO – If the Bears caller wide manager and caput manager privation to spot what their main extremity is, archer them to instrumentality a look backmost successful clip to precisely 36 years agone connected Thursday.

Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus volition get an thought of conscionable however overmuch a Super Bowl rubric would mean to a city, due to the fact that the fans showed that connected January 27, 1986.

That’s erstwhile the City of Chicago held a parade for the World Champions downtown little than 24 hours aft they crushed the Patriots 46-10 successful New Orleans to extremity their 22-year rubric drought.

Thousands of radical disregarded the near-zero grade temperatures and frigid upwind chills to invited the conquering heroes backmost to the metropolis to bask their archetypal title since 1963. Fans were truthful anxious to cheer the squad that they swarmed the busses arsenic they made their mode toward the Daley Center for a rally.

Players weren’t bothered, arsenic they climbed connected apical of the busses and started celebrating with the fans who were down below.

Eventually, the squad made it to the Daley Center for the rally, with past squad president Michael McCaskey triumphantly holding the team’s first, and truthful acold only, Vince Lombardi Trophy for the fans to see. Mayor Harold Washington enthusiastically led the assemblage successful cheers and introduced a fewer players who came to the podium to speak.

Naturally, the enthusiastic Steve McMichael had 1 of the lines of the rally.

“We each person bragging rights implicit the full deity damn country!” said the antiaircraft tackle to the crowd, and astatine that moment, helium was so right.

Larry Hawley took a look backmost astatine Channel 9’s sum of that Super Bowl title parade connected WGN News Now’s “Throwback Thursday,” which you tin spot successful the video above.

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