NASCAR's first female is an Illinois native (she grew up Roscoe) and stated her father left her little choice but to root for the Bears. She grew up "a cradle Bears fan" and the passion has never died except, of course, when she's focusing on winning the checkered flag on race day.
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You can't have a famous Bears fan gallery without "Da Coach." Ditka played for and coached the 1985 title team that's among the best championship teams in pro sports history. Ditka is now an ESPN NFL analyst, but he still contributes to local Chicago newspapers and still lives and dies with "Da Bears."
The beloved comedian, actor, Ghostbuster, and Saturday Night Live Hall of Famer is an avid Chicago sports fan. The Wilmette, Ill., native loves all of the Windy City's teams, including the Bears. On his IMDb page he states the Cubs and Bears as his absolute stand-out favorites among Chicago's five pro sports franchises. Besides, check out that hat!
The city of Chicago has a long and storied basketball history and has produced a number of great NBA players: Isiah Thomas, Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose and Dwayne Wade, among others. Wade may be one of the best players the CHI has ever produced, and despite playing his whole career in South Florida with the Miami Heat, he still has love for his hometown. He loves Chicago's sports teams including the Bears. He's mentioned his affinity for Chicago's football team, and said he watched them a lot when he was a kid ... when he wasn't lighting people up on the basketball court.
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A Second City improv legend, Blues Brother, Saturday Night Live star, and legend John Belushi's younger brother. Jim, like Bill Murray, and his big brother John, exudes the swagger of his Chicago-area roots in his comedic work. He's a huge Bears fan, and in the sitcom "According to Jim," the former ABC show which starred him as the titular character, he often referenced the Bears and their hated rivals: Green Bay. Interestingly enough, he shares a birthday with former Green Bay head coach Mike Holmgren!
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The actor loves sports in general and the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native hasn't fogotten his Midwest roots. He's been seen at many of Chicago's home games in Soldier Field with his ex-wife Demi Moore and current gal pal Mila Kunis. Nice to know that Kutch can fit all those Bears home games into his busy schedule.
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Oprah is one of the most powerful women on the planet, and one of the wealthiest. While she grew up in the South, she got her big break in The City of Big Shoulders, where she still resides. Winfrey is not the most hardcore of sports enthusiasts, but she does have an affinity for Chicago sports teams, and that includes the Bears.
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The actor is a fan of many of Chicago's teams, and that includes the Bears. The North Side native is a Blackhawks and Cubs season-ticket holder, but has been spotted at numerous Bears games. He has also touted his love for the Bears on sports shows like The Dan Patrick Show when he's been a guest.
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Best known for his role as Ari Gold in the hit HBO series "Entourage," Piven is from Evanston, Ill., and he's a huge Bears fan. He has proudly and loudly proclaimed it, and even once told an ESPN columnist that he refused to miss a November 2011 Monday Night Football game his Bears were playing against the Philadelphia Eagles. Why is that notable? That particular game was played when his film "I Melt With You" was having its premiere! Now that's a loyal fan.
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McCarthy is a Chicago-area native, and the actress once dated former Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher. The two have since split, but that hasn't doused this Bears fan's passions for Chicago football!
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Last and certainly not least is the Bears' biggest fan. Biggest because, well, he's the President of the United States. Despite being born in Hawaii, he was raised in Chicago and he got his political start as a young, Chicago-based Illinois state senator. Obama has pledged his allegiance to many Chicago teams, and is a bigger basketball (and Bulls fan) than anything. That said, he's often referenced his Bears as a team he roots for, and when the rival Packers won the Super Bowl in the 2010 season, he invited them to the White House but got in some funny shots during the ceremony.