Only a Chicagoan can understand what it means to be a Chicagoan. We love sausage and pizza that’s thicker than steak. We love mustaches and aviators. We say a beer should be “two’er’tree dallars” and laugh at those that don’t say the same. We See Red and we Bleed Blue. We have stars and stripes in our flag but there are only two and they’re baby blue. We love our city more than Christmas. We root for teams that lose and scream louder than the politicians that gave our city its name when they win.
We are Chicago.
Your friends will hate me for this article. That’s because most of this list will make you remember why we are proud to be Chicagoans.
And if you’re a true Chicagoan, you know we spare no expense in telling.
Welcome to our selective list of crazy.
Welcome to the City of Wind.
Craziest Chicago Sports Records of All-Time
Most tie games in a season (6)- Chicago Bears, 1932
In today’s NFL, when a tie game happens it’s simply shocking. No one likes a tie game. They’re often boring, slow, and drawn out. Conversely, if it’s one of those rare circumstances where the game is continuously back and forth and gut-wrenching, they leave a fan feeling empty. So empty they’re left in a state of inexplicable anger and confusion. After such an emotional roller coaster, most would rather witness a loss. Chalk it up to a circumstance when you’re so angry, so full of passion, that sometimes you would rather your friend scream right back at you then be calm and rational. Basically a tie game doesn’t give you a return on your investment.
In the past decade only three games have ended in a tie, and only four since the year 2000. In the year 1932 there were 10 tie games; DA Bears took part in six, an NFL record.
That’s not the only record the Bears claimed in 1932. Of the six, three came in consecutive games. That’s right, three straight tie games. Could you imagine? If that happened in 2014 something tells me the city of Chicago would be on mass suicide watch. That is, if they had not went on to be World Champions, of course. Which they did.
Also worth noting— the records don’t stop there for the ’32 Bears. That team also holds the NFL record for fewest points allowed in a season (44) and fewest touchdowns allowed (6). Those numbers are the definition of crazy.
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