Countdown to Kickoff... Walter Payton Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener

We decided to do a countdown to the Chicago Bears season opener on September 8th versus the Cincinnati Bengals.  Thanks to one of our Twitter followers, we decided to combine the countdown with a roster preview of sorts.

We’re 34 days away from the start of the season.  How Sweetness is that?  When you think Chicago Bears football and #34, there can be only one and that’s Walter Payton.

I’m not going to rehash the legendary career of Walter Payton.  If you need to brush up on your history, go here.  Better yet, watch this:

Walter Payton was probably my first sports hero.  He’s probably why I’m obsessed with the Chicago Bears and will always hold a special place in my heart.  It wasn’t just his talent or his ability that stood out to me when I watched Payton, it was his passion and raw emotion that made me a lifelong fan.

It’s clear that no one is going to catch Payton’s 16,726 rushing yards for the Bears and Matt Forte’s best chance is to hope become #2 all time rusher in team history.  It’s also clear that no one will match him on or off the field.

We’re 34 days from kickoff.  Are you ready???

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