10 Reasons to Love the Bears

Though they sometimes break your heart, there are reasons why we love this team.

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Sweetness -- We got to experience one of the game's best. He wasn't just elite. He loved what he did, which made him a joy to watch on and off the field. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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The Cutler-Marshall Bromance -- These two love playing together, which means bigger numbers for both players. They have a connection to build an offense around. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Young defensive lineman -- Henry Melton and Shea McClellin give us hope that all will not be lost when Peppers decides to hang up his cleats. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Julius Peppers -- He has the skill and athleticism of a 6-footer in the body of a man taller than Michael Jordan. Pep makes moves on the field that make you question laws of physics. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Turnover Twins -- Charles Tillman led the league in forced fumbles. Tim Jennings led the league in interceptions. Together, they gave offensive coordinators many, many headaches. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Soldier Field -- Sure, it looks like a toilet landed inside it since the renovation, but the stadium on the lake holds a certain magic. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Linebackers of yesterday and today -- Dick Butkus. Mike Singletary. Brian Urlacher. Lance Briggs. Chicago has always been home to linebackers who could scare the heck out of opponents. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Special special teams -- In Chicago, special teams aren't just seques between offense and defense. They're a chance to gain real ground on the field and points on the board. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Navy, orange and GSH: The classic colors and design of Chicago's jersey are rooted in the team's roots. GSH pays tribute to George Stanley Halas, the team's found. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Tradition -- The Bears are still run by the family who founded them. George Halas' daughter, Virginia McCaskey, owns the team. Her son George is the chairman. They ensure the Bears' are still connected to every team Halas coached through the years. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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