The 1985 Bears Ruined My Saturday Night


Published: September 25, 2009

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At a bar, later that night, that shirt was responsible for the most awkward moment of my life.

(Quick Background: I am from Cleveland originally and follow the Browns passionately, but, in the 1980s, when I was growing up, my second favorite team was the Chicago Bears. I now live in Chicago, but have not followed the Bears closely over the last few years—only the Browns). 

The situation:

A women who looked, at most my age, yet in all likelihood younger, approached me—

WOMAN: "I just wanted you to know: I love your shirt! And I wanted to say, I was at this bar when I watched that game!"

I was amazed. Here’s this woman, who I thought to be at most 28, telling me that she was old enough to have a beer in a bar in 1985.

ME: "Wow. You’ve aged really well."


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