Chicago Fog Bowl

bearseaglesfogfog_bowl_eagles_bears_1988On this day in 1988, the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles played a game at Soldier Field. A heavy, dense fog rolled over the field about midway through the second quarter causing visibility to drop to 20 yards or less and stayed for the rest of the game. The fog, as you can imagine, caused many challenges for the players as well as the fans, which could not see where the ball was, let alone the score. Television and radio announcers found it nearly impossible to call the plays being made, because they could not see the players. Those on the field complained they couldn’t see the sidelines, where the first-down maker was or where the field goal posts were located. Due to the bizarre weather phenomenon, the game was officially labeled the “Fog Bowl.” The winner of the “Fog Bowl” was the Bears 20-12.
It is somewhat ironic that we have to deal with the same foggy condition on the 22nd anniversary of the “Fog Bowl.”

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This post was written by qni_it on December 31, 2010

2 Comments so far

  1. tony December 31, 2010 10:45 AM

    I remember that game very vaguely. It was amazing how bad it got in that game with the fog. The refs almost had to get on their mics every play to let us know what was going on. They even showed a view from the prss box and you could not see anything.

  2. Pam December 31, 2010 3:40 PM

    I will never forget that game! A great day for Bears history!

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