The Ringer Writer Alan Siegel on how “Da Bears” was coined: “Any anecdote I hear about him [Chris Farley] is like catnip for me”

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The Ringer Writer Alan Siegel joins John to talk about his piece, “Da Story of Da Bears: How an ‘SNL’ Sketch Defined Sports Fandom.” He talks about why that sketch of Chicago Bears fans was significant, and his conversations with its creators.


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