Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the death of Walter Payton, and the Chicago Bears offered a fitting tribute at halftime of their game at Soldier Field.
After a video recognizing Payton’s life and career was shown, his widow, Connie Payton, addressed the crowd and said, ”Wasn’t that awesome? Thank you for a special day. … We love you. And one more thing: Go Bears.”
Walter Payton played his entire NFL career for the Bears, from 1975 to 1987. His daughter, Brittany, said after the ceremony that she was too young to remember much of her father’s playing career, and that the video tribute taught her something about her dad’s career.
”Looking at the Jumbotron, I truly realize what his legend meant,” she said. ”It’s a sad day, but an awesome day because I see everyone loved him.”
If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and take seven minutes out of your day to watch the video. You’ll see why it made Payton’s family so proud.