Did you know that the Chicago Bears’ old nickname, “Monsters of the Midway,” was derived in the 1940′s from the University of Chicago after the school abolished its football program.
The 1940 and 1941 teams were where the nickname, “Monsters of the Midway,” really started.
It really came back to life in the 1985 when the Bears went 15-1 and their defense was ranked first in the NFL in points and yards allowed. They shut out their two opponents, the NY Giants and the L.A. Rams on the way to Super Bowl XX.
They than went on two slaughter the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX.
The Bears teams after that started to not play nearly to that level, so the nickname fizzled away. Then in 2006 when the defense led them to a Super Bowl appearance many analysts and fans started to call them the “Monsters of the Midway,” again.
The last three seasons have been disappointing, but maybe with the additions the Bears defense can regain the nickname “Monsters of the Midway” again.