Synopses & Reviews
This book is the story of one of the greatest football teams in the history of the NFL: the '85 Bears. They were, for a brief, magical moment, a band of eccentrics who went from nobodies to rock stars and cult figuresand#8212;they took America on a wild ride in the middle of one of the wildest times in history. The Rise and Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History reveals all the stories from that year, like how Walter Payton ended up hiding in a storage closet and why the team collapsed under the weight of its own greatness.
Chicago Tribune writer John Mullin reveals how the 1985 Chicago Bears was a team built to be a champion for many years, but why in-house feuds and squabbles tore the team apart and left them with only the memories of that one Super Bowl title.
About the Author
John Mullin is a Chicago Tribune writer who has covered the Bears since the closing days of the 1985 era. He has won writing awards from the Pro Football Writers of America and Associated Press Sports Editors, in addition to an Emmy Award for his "Bears Insider" segment of the FOX-TV Bears pregame show. His writing has been nationally syndicated and he is the author of Tales from the Chicago Bears Sidelines. He lives in Deerfield, Illinois.