When a 49-year-old Mike Ditka, the man of iron and king of Chicago, suffered a minor heart attack after a daily workout with his Bears team, it took the head coach by surprise.
If you happened to be outside in Chicago on Dec. 31, 1988, chances are you didn't see any fog. If you were at Soldier Field, however, you saw nothing but fog.
"It was the weirdest day I've ever seen in my life." -- Mike Ditka
Maybe the best measure of the Fog Bowl is a touch of amusing irony. Nobody could really see much and yet everybody there remembers vividly the game they could barely see.