1985 Bears Coverage: Giant task of Giants is cooling off Perry

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Every day of the 2015 Chicago Bears season, Chicago Sun-Times Sports will revisit its coverage 30 years ago during the 1985 Bears’ run to a Super Bowl title.

Giant task of Giants is cooling off Perry

Brian Hewitt

Originally published Dec. 30, 1985

The carcass of the defending world champion San Francisco 49ers was still warm yesterday afternoon when Giant linebacker Lawrence Taylor began selling wolf tickets to Sunday’s Bears-Giants playoff game at Soldier Field.

“I’ve got two days off,” Taylor said after New York’s 17-3 victory over San Francisco at Giants Stadium. “I’m not going to think about the Bears.

“I don’t want to think about the Refrigerator. Or the stove.

“And I’m going to throw all my appliances out of the house.”

How will the Giants attack Bear defensive tackle William “Refrigerator” Perry?

“We plan to heat his rear up,” Taylor said.

Giant center Bart Oates, who manhandled 49er Pro Bowl nose tackle Michael Carter yesterday, was equally unimpressed with the prospect of facing Perry.

“Nothing, absolutely nothing,” Oates said when asked what he knew about Perry. “He’s run for a touchdown. He caught a touchdown pass. He does McDonald’s commercials. That’s about it.”

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