The '85 Bears
The '85 Bears

The '85 Bears

We Were the Greatest
By Mike Ditka, By Rick Telander


256 Pages, 8 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper and CD, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

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ISBN 9781633193239

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2015)


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The ultimate record of a great franchise's greatest season as told by none other than Da Coach himself  In Ditka's own words, this 30th anniversary volume of The '85 Bears is packed with special features that make it the ultimate must-have treasure for every Bears fan. This updated edition features the authors' reflections on the incredible championship season as well as recaps and statistics for every regular- and post-season game bring the entire 1985 campaign to life. Interviews with fan favorites—from the Fridge to Buddy Ryan—as well as special commentary from Gary Fencik offer extra insight into the team's Super Bowl run. Capping off a truly memorable volume is a bonus audio CD that features an exclusive interview with Mike Ditka, providing even more memories from a truly golden era of Chicago football.

Author Biography

Mike Ditka coached the Chicago Bears from 1982 to 1992, leading them victory in Super Bowl XX. One of the NFL's all-time great tight ends, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. He lives in Chicago. Rick Telander is the senior sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. A former senior writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine, he is the author of eight books, including the basketball classic Heaven Is a Playground. He lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.